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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 James, 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 gentlemans and farm-houses, yards, barns, &c. By William Pain, Architect and Joiner. Engraved on eighty-three plates.1787

London: Printed for I. and J. Taylor, at the Bible and Crown, First edition, 4to (270 x 215 mm), 5, [11]pp., withthe final advert leaf, [20]pp., 83 engraved plates (the contents of which are well represented in the title), some light foxing throughout, some minor worming to upper blank margin of first few leaves, recent calf calf, red morocco label to spine. Archer, 240.1; Harris, 640.

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