Philadelphia: Thomas Kelly, 1823. First edition. Full Leather. Quarto, Thoroughly illustrated with b/w drawings, diagrams and schematics. Good. Item #18055
An important 19th century trade reference manual, full of practical details for the builder. Nicholson was a prolific British author, teacher, architect, mathematician and engineer. He is known for inventing several draughtsman's tools and for his theoretical work on the skew arch. He produced 27 works on technical and engineering subjects, including this one. This is one of his later works, full of technical details and useful information.