A Rudimentary Treatise on Masonry and Stonecutting; exhibiting the principles of masonic projection and their application to the construction of curved wing walls, domes, oblique bridges, and Roman and Gothic vaulting. Masonry, Edward Dobson.

A Rudimentary Treatise on Masonry and Stonecutting; exhibiting the principles of masonic projection and their application to the construction of curved wing walls, domes, oblique bridges, and Roman and Gothic vaulting

London: John Weale, 1895. Eleventh edition. Cloth over Boards. 12mo. pp 146, illustrated with 49 b/w wood engravings, 51 illustrations drawn on stone, and four folding plates of specimens of Gothic masonry. Very good. Item #19587

A classic that was reprinted many times over many decades, each time finding a devoted audience. Sections on constructing vaults and arches, working drawings, stone cutting, and more. The appendix covers decay of building stones, and the processes employed to check it.

Price: $200.00

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