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Architecture~building House Builder~carpentry~plans~designs~illus~rare Book~1874 For Sale
FANTASTIC, ARCHITECTURAL VOLUME "THE AMERICAN HOUSE-CARPENTER. A TREATISE ON THE ART OF BUILDING, AND THE STRENGTH OF THE MATERIALS" BY R. G. HATFIELD, ARCHITECT, PUBLISHED IN NEW YORK: JOHN WILEY & SON, 1874. Profusely illustrated with plans, designs, illustrations, numerical list of "Tables of Squares, Cubes, and Roots," this hard-to-find treatisewas written for carpenters - whether they be masters, journeymen or apprentices. The explanations have all been written out from the figures themselves, and not taken from any other work; and the figures have all been drawn expressly for this book and they are incredibly detailed. Among contents addressed include: Directions For Drawing; Practical Geometry; Problems and Problem Solving; Architecture; History and Styles; Moldings, Cornices, Designs and Problems; Framing, or Construction; Beams, Girders, Roofs, etc.; Doors; Windows; Stairs; Shadows, and the Appendix of Algebraical Signs; Trigonometrical Terms; Glossary of Architectural Terms, etc. A beautiful book that is loaded with illustrations and helpful information for the builder and carpenter in a nineteenth century architecturalvolume that is a very worthy acquisition indeed.The list ofcontents are so in-depth that we scanned them all,and they are at the end of this listing.Condition: Hardbound in black textured cloth, this scarce 19th century treatise is in very good condition, internally fresh and tight with minor outer shelf wear [please see images]. Original owner has his ex-libris label inside front cover "Wilbur Sanborn." Antique book has a catalog of the publishers book at the end of this volume. Book measures approx. 6" x 9 1/2" and is 11/2" thick with 398 pages in the main body of the book, an Appendix with 36 pages and several more pages that comprise the catalog. Quite an impressive looking volume in very good condition.Shipping and Payment: Please see our response and offer with confidence. For international shipping quote, please contact us. Payment must be received within 5 days after close of sale. Never a reserve and very low opening offer as always.
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