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PAIN, William
THE BUILDER'S GOLDEN RULE;; or the Youth's Sure Guide: containing the greatest variety of ornamental and useful designs in architecture and carpentry, with the most ready practical, methods of executing the same, from the plan to the ornamental finish, in the most prevailing modern taste. The whole correctly engraved, on 100 copper plates, with a full explanation in letter-press. To which is added, a list of prices for materials and labour, and labour only, with reference to the respective designs
London: Printed and sold by the author, 1783. The third edition with additions by the author. 8vo, pp. iv, 18, (100 full-page plates), [ii], 54. Some professional marginal repairs, but a very good copy bound in modern 3/4 calf with new endpapers.There are a couple of contemporary signatures on the front e.p. and there are two quatrains written on the rear e.p. Pain (1730?-1790?) was a writer on architecture and joinery. His first work chiefly concerned the Chippendale style. He left a number of sons, mostly architects. This work is almost like a trade catalogue with detailed illustrations and a price list for work that would be done.
Bookseller: Second Life Books, Inc. [Lanesborough, MA, U.S.A.]
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