An Improved and Enlarged Edition of Nicholson's New Carpenter's Guide: Being A Compete Book of Lines for Carpenters, Joiners, and Workmen in General, on Methods Entirely New, Founded on Geometrical Principles; Explained, in Theory and Practice, by Numerous Engravings, Wherein the Utility of Every Line is Fully Exemplified. Carpentry, Peter Nicholson.

An Improved and Enlarged Edition of Nicholson's New Carpenter's Guide: Being A Compete Book of Lines for Carpenters, Joiners, and Workmen in General, on Methods Entirely New, Founded on Geometrical Principles; Explained, in Theory and Practice, by Numerous Engravings, Wherein the Utility of Every Line is Fully Exemplified.

London: Jones & Co., 1825. Revised. Full Leather, marbled endpapers. Small quarto, pp. xii, 121, with 88 plates, plus 4 pages and 4 plates devoted to the orders of architecture. Very good; light foxing throughout main text; heavier foxing in orders of architecture section. Item #19926

Peter Nicholson (1765-1844) was a Scottish architect, mathematician and engineer. Largely self-taught, he was apprenticed to a cabinet maker, but abandoned his trade in favor of teaching and writing. This was Nicholson's first book, illustrated with plates he engraved himself. It was notable for containing an original method for the construction of groins and niches of complex, double curved forms. A beautiful copy of a book nearly 200 years old!

Price: $250.00

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