Item #22517 The American Builder's Companion; or, A New System of Architecture particularly adapted to the present style of building. Architectural History, Asher Benjamin.

The American Builder's Companion; or, A New System of Architecture particularly adapted to the present style of building.

Boston, MA: R. P. & C. Williams, 1826. Fifth Edition, corrected and enlarged. Full Calf. Octavo, pp. 106, illustrated with 63 copperplate engravings. Originally published 1806, this was Benjamin's second work, following a year after the latest issue of "The country builder's assistant." In the second edition, 16 of the plates from the first edition were dropped and 29 new plates were added, making this a major enhancement over the first edition. The fifth edition added a plan and elevations of a church, and two additional plates on handrails for circular stairs. These are plates H and I between plates 50 and 51 [Hitchcock 103]. Good, moderate amount of foxing throughout, heavy cover wear. Item #22517

A nice copy of one of the major influences in nineteenth century building and design, with work transitioned between Federal style architecture and the later Greek Revival. His seven handbooks on design deeply influenced the look of cities and towns throughout New England until the Civil War. A wonderful period piece from the early nineteenth century.

Price: $850.00

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