The Carpenter and Joiner's Assistant; containing practical rules for making all kinds of joints, and various methods of hingeing them together; for hanging of doors on straight or circular plans; for fitting up windows & shutters to answer various purposes; with rules for hanging them; for the construction of floors, partitions, soffits, groins, arches for masonry; for constructing roofs in teh best manner from a given quantity of timber; for the placing of bond timbers; with various methods for adjusting raking pediments, enlarging and diminishing of mouldings; taking dimensions for joinery, and for setting up shop fronts; with a new scheme for constructing stairs and hand-rails, and for stairs having a conical well-hole, &c. &c. to which are added examples of various roofs executed, with the scantlings, from actual measurements, with rules for mortices and tenons, and for fixing iron straps, &c. also extracts from M. Belidor, M. du Hamel, M. de Buffon, &c. on the strength of timber, with practical observations
London: J. Taylor at the Architectural Library, 1810. Third edition, revised and corrected. Full Leather. Small quarto, pp. x, 81, indexed, plus 79 plates, some of which fold out. Signed by a previous owner on front endpapers in 1823. Good; covers detached but present; foxing as typical of this period; some cellophane tape to attach title page to text block. Item #19559
A well-loved example of an early edition of this carpentry classic, which was considered to be a supplement or second part to "The Carpenter's New Guide," Nicholson's earlier publication. Improvements in soffits and niches are some of the features of this edition that Nicholson seemed very proud to offer. Very scarce; this is the first copy we've ever offered, in any edition.