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The Builder's Dictionary [electronic resource]: Or, Gentleman and Architect's Companion. Explaining Not Only the Terms of Art in All the Several Parts of Architecture, But Also Containing the Theory and Practice of the Various Branches Thereof, Requisite to Be Known by Masons, Carpenters, Joiners, Bricklayers, Plaisterers, Painters, Glaziers, Smiths, Turners, Carvers, Statuaries, Plumbers, &C. Also Necessary Problems in Arithmetic, Geometry, Mechanics, Perspective, Hydraulics, and Other Mathematical Sciences. Together With the Quantities, Proportions, and Prices of All Kinds of Materials Used in Building; With Directions for Chusing, Preparing, and Using Them: The Several Proportions of the Five Orders of Architecture, and All Their Members, According to Vitruvius, Palladio, Scamozzi, Vignola, M. Le Clerc, &C. With Rules for the Valuation of Houses, and the Expence Calculated of Erecting Any Fabrick, Great or Small. The Whole Illustrated With More Than Two Hundred Figures, Many of Them Curiously Engraven on Copper-Plates: Being a Work of Great Use, Not Only to Artificers, But Likewise to Gentlemen, and Others, Concerned in Building, &C. Faithfully Digested From the Most Approved Writers on These Subjects. In Two Volumes. .

Format
EBook; Book; Online
Published
London : printed for A. Bettesworth and C. Hitch, at the Red-Lion in Pater-Noster-Row; and S. Austen, at the Angel and Bible in St. Paul's Church-Yard, M.DCC.XXXIV. [1734]
Language
English
Description
2 v., plates : ill. ; 8⁰.
Notes
  • Titlepage to vol. II: 'The builder's dictionary: or, architect's companion. .. '.
  • Unpaginated volumes.
  • A pamphlet entitled 'An advertisement to be inserted in the second volume of the Builder's Dictionary', [1734], corrects the entry on milled lead.
  • There are different settings of sigs. B-G in vol. 1. The verso of sig. B5 line 1 "Architecture" is in italics; variant: "Architecture" is in Roman.
  • Frontis. = plate
  • Reproduction of original from British Library.
Reproduction Notes
Electronic reproduction. Farmington Hills, Mich. : Cengage Gale, 2009. Available via the World Wide Web. Access limited by licensing agreements. Eighteenth century collections online s2009 miunns
Other Forms
Also available in microfilm (click link to determine reel #).
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English Short Title Catalog, T4370.
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