London: Printed for the authors, sold by F. Newberry, 1776. Hardcover. Bound in 3/4 brown leather and marble illustrated boards; five raised bands on spine, gilt tooling, red title block with gilt lettering on spine. All edges red tinted; 345, 100 pp and 185 bw plates, several folded. VG (Binding is tight, pages are clear. Light age toning and foxing spots but pages are otherwise clean). Item #183258
An alphabetical list of architectural and building terms, followed by plates with explanatory text, published in monthly parts. Full title page: "The Builder's Magazine: or Monthly Companion for Architects, Carpenters, Masons, Bricklayers, & C. As Well as For Every Gentleman Who Would Wish to be a Competent Judge of the Elegant and Necessary Art of Building. Consisting of Designs in Architecture, in Every Stile and Taste, From the Most Magnificent and Superb Structures, Down to the Most Simple and Unadorned: Together with the Plans and Sections, Serving as an unerring Assistant in the Construction of Any Building, From a Palace to a Cottage in Which Will be Introduced Grand and Elegant Designs for Chimney-pieces, Cielings, Doors, Windows, & c. proper for Halls, Saloons, Vestibules, State Rooms, Dining Rooms, Parlours, Drawing Rooms, Anti Rooms, Dressing Rooms, Bed Rooms & C. together with Designs for Churches, Hospitals, and other Public Buildings. Also plans, elevations, and sections in the Greenk, Roman, Gothic Taste, calculated to embellish parks, gardens, forests, woods, canals, mounts, vistos, islands, extensive views, & c. The whole forming a complete system of architecture, in all its branches: and so disposed as to render the surveyor, carpenter, mason & c. equally capable to erect a cathedral, a mansion, a temple, or a rural cot."
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