Item #24137 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, Menstruation, Trigonometry, And Carpentry And Joinery. Revised And Improved, With Additions of Villa and School House Architecture, By H. Austin, Architect, and H. Barnard Esq.; Embracing All The Necessary Details, And Particularly Adapted To The Wants Of The Less Experienced. Chester Hills.
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, Menstruation, Trigonometry, And Carpentry And Joinery. Revised And Improved, With Additions of Villa and School House Architecture, By H. Austin, Architect, and H. Barnard Esq.; Embracing All The Necessary Details, And Particularly Adapted To The Wants Of The Less Experienced
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, Menstruation, Trigonometry, And Carpentry And Joinery. Revised And Improved, With Additions of Villa and School House Architecture, By H. Austin, Architect, and H. Barnard Esq.; Embracing All The Necessary Details, And Particularly Adapted To The Wants Of The Less Experienced

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, Menstruation, Trigonometry, And Carpentry And Joinery. Revised And Improved, With Additions of Villa and School House Architecture, By H. Austin, Architect, and H. Barnard Esq.; Embracing All The Necessary Details, And Particularly Adapted To The Wants Of The Less Experienced

Hartford: Case, Tiffany And Burnham, 1847. leather_bound. Folio, 40.5 x 30 cm, 96 pages in text. Thirty-eight wood engravings and fifty lithographed plates, some are double-paged. This edition contains the only published architecture designs of Henry Austin [five plates]. The frontispiece shows a view of the Wadsworth Athenaeum in Hartford designed by Austin; it has since been restored to this appearance. HITCHCOCK 593. KARPEL B104. "The most complete of any of the Greek Revival builder's guides, this work leaves no stone unturned......it was an important book and was favored by builders, probably because of its large scale, folio-sized plates of the orders. Practically all copies found have been given hard use, a sign of the book's popularity." Scattered, mostly marginal foxing, house plates clean, rubbing to extremities and covers, backstrip worn head and foot. Contemporary calf over boards. Two Vols. in one. Very good. Item #24137

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