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THE BUILDER'S GUIDE. A PRACTICAL TREATISE ON GRECIAN AND ROMAN ARCHITECTURE, TOGETHER WITH SPECIMENS OF THE GOTHIC STYLE. ALSO, PRACTICAL TREATISES ON GEOMETRY, DECIMAL FRACTIONS, MENSURATION, TRIGONOMETRY, AND CARPENTRY AND JOINERY. EMBRACING ALL THE...
Hartford: Printed and Published By Case, Tiffany and Burnham. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1847. Second Edition. Hardcover. 1-16, [xvii]-xx, 17-96 plus leaves of pl pages; The Builder's Guide. A Practical Treatise on Grecian and Roman Architecture, together with Specimens of the Gothic Style. Also, Practical Treatises on Geometry, Decimal Fractions, Mensuration, Trigonometry, and Carpentry and Joinery. Embracing All the Necessary Details, and Particulary Adapted to the Wants of the Less Experienced. Revised and Improved, with Additions of Villa and School House ArchitectureAuthor: Chester Hills - Chester Hills was author of "The Builder's Guide," an architectural pattern book published in 1846, which, like those of Minard Lafever, influenced architecture in the United States. It is a "practical treatise" on Greek and Roman style architecture. Two buildings influenced are in Rye, New York: Lounsberry and the 1838 Peter Augustus Jay House within the Boston Post Road Historic District. , Henry Austin - Henry Austin was a prominent and prolific American architect based in New Haven, Connecticut. He practiced for more than fifty years and designed many public buildings and homes primarily in the New Haven area. His most significant years of production seem to be the 1840s and 1850s. Width: 11.75" Height: 15". Notes: This antique small folio is bound in full brown leather with a gilt-lettered black leather spine label and gilt ruling to spine. The book shows external wear, with rubbing, scuffing and nicks to the covers. Tearing and minor loss of material can be seen at the top/bottom of the spine. Loss is also visible at the tip of the lower outside corner of the rear cover. The binding is firm. This volume has marbled endpapers. The pages exhibit light foxing and occasional small marginal water markings. This work contains a tissue-guarded frontispiece offering a view of the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartfod, plates and numerous textual illustrations. All 50 numbered plates are present. Condition is very good. Binding straight and sturdy. ; 0 .
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