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    [Carpentry, Architecture]. Francis Price. The British Carpenter: or, a Treatise on Carpentry., Containing the Most Concise and Authentick Rules of that Art, In a More Useful and Extensive Method, Than Has Been Made Publick. [Bound with:] Supplement to the British Carpenter: Containing Palladio's Orders of Architecture, with the Ornaments of Doors and Windows... London: C. Hitch, L. Hawes, et al, 1753.
    Two parts in one. Illustrated, with 57 (of 60) engraved plates. Quarto. Rebound in later blue cloth. Front and rear hinges cracked. Lacks title page to The British Carpenter. Lacks all before page 3 and also final leaf of text. Extremities gently rubbed and soiled. Foxing, creasing and chipping scattered throughout, with some tearing and edge loss. Owner's pencil inscriptions. Good or better. From the collection of Judith Adelman.


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    The British Carpenter is described as "the first comprehensive work on carpentry in English and the standard one for the remainder of the century" - Harris, British Architectural Books and Writers 1556 - 1785.



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    September, 2015
    17th Thursday
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