Shaw's Civil Architecture; being a complete theoretical and practical system of building, containing the fundamental principles of the art, and illustrated by eighty-two copperplate engravings

Boston: John P. Jewett and Company, 1852. Sixth edition. Quarter leather with gilt illustrated and embossed cloth over boards. Quarto, pp. 191, illustrated with b/w engravings, with glossary of architectural terms, technical terms used in masonry and building, and Rules of Work (originally adopted by the carpenters of the city of Boston in 1774 and revised in 1800). Good; cover and fore-edge ink stain; heavy edgewear; hinge damage. Item #19232

Hitchcock 1146. The "rules of work" at the end of the book constituted the accepted "prices of carpenter work" and give a wonderful snapshot of the real work of the building trades in early America.

Price: $250.00

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