The Architect, or Practical House Carpenter; illustrated by sixty-four engravings, which exhibit the orders of architecture, and other elements of the art; designed for the use of carpenters and builders. Architectural History, Asher Benjamin.

The Architect, or Practical House Carpenter; illustrated by sixty-four engravings, which exhibit the orders of architecture, and other elements of the art; designed for the use of carpenters and builders

Boston: Benjamin B. Mussey & Co., 1853. Early Edition. Half Leather with Marbled Boards. Quarto, pp. 119, illustrated with 64 engraved plates. Some pencil inscriptions and foxing. Very Good; professionally rebound in the 20th century. Item #21167

Hitchcock 132. "Originally published 1830, this was Benjamin's fourth and vastly most popular work. This was the key book in introducing the Greek Revival to the New England countryside, as well as to the states in the mid-west." (Charles Wood) A very nice copy of one of the major influences in nineteenth century building and design. This volume was important in popularizing the Greek Revival style in the U.S.

Price: $500.00