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PAIN (William). The Practical Builder; or workman's general assistant; shewing the most approved and easy methods for drawing and working the whole or separate part of any building; as the use of the tramel for groins, angle brackets, niches, &c. semi-circular arches on flewing jambs, the preparing and making their soffits; rules of carpentry, to find the length and backing of hips strait or curved; trusses for roofs, domes, &c. Trussing of girders, sections of floors, &c. The proportion of the five orders in their general and particular parts: gluing of columns; stair-cases with their ramp and twist rails, fixing the carriages, newels, &c. Frontispieces, chimney-pieces, ceilings, cornices, architraves, &c. In the newest taste; with plans and elevations of gentleman's and farm-houses, barns, &c.1787

London: Printed for I. and J. Taylor, at the Architectural Library, Fourth edition, revised and corrected by the author, 4to, [20]pp., signatures: [A]-K4, each leaf of letterpress has its own signature and many of the rectos are blank, 83 engraved plates, text and plates age toned, title page creased, fore-edge a little frayed and repaired with archival paper, some light water staining and foxing throughout, recent half calf in a period style, marbled boards, five raised bands, spine decorated in blind and gilt, red morocco title label. Bound in at the back is a folio sheet: A Catalogue of Modern Books on Architecture, &c. Theoretical, practical, and ornamental; which, with the best Ancient Authors, are constantly on sale at I. and J. Taylor's Architectural Library, no. 56, High Holborn, London. [London, s.n., 1788?]. folio, [2]pp., 57 items listed, inner margin repaired with archival paper with the loss of several words, ESTC no. T121354. Archer, 240.4; Harris, 643; ESTC returns a single copy located at the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin for this fourth revised edition.

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