The builder's pocket-treasure : or, Palladio delineated and explained, In such a Manner as to render that most excellent Author plain and intelligible to the meanest Capacity, in which not only the Theory, but the Practical Part of Architecture has been carefully attended to. Illustrated with new and useful designs of frontispieces, chimney-pieces. &c. their Bases, Capitals, and Entablatures, at large for Practice; Architrave Frontispieces, Cornices, and Mouldings for the Inside of Rooms, &c. the Construction of Stairs, with their Ramp and twist Rails; framing of Floors, Roofs, and Partitions; with the Method of finding the Length and Backing of Hips, streight or curvi-linear; the tracing of Groins, Angle-Brackets, splay'd or circular Soffits; besides Plans and Elevations of a Dwelling-House, Hot-House, Garden Temple, Seat and Bridge; and a table of scantlings for cutting Timber for Building. The whole neatly and correctly engraved on forty-four copper plates. With printed Explanations to face each Plate. By William Pain. Engraved by Isaac Taylor

Main Author: Pain, William
Format: eBook
Published: London printed for W. Owen, at Homer's Head, in Fleet-Street 1785, M.DCC.LXXXV. [1785]
Edition:A new edition, with an appendix of eleven copper plates, and explanations
Online Access:
Collection: Eighteenth Century Collections Online / ECCO - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Item Description:English Short Title Catalog, T118285. - Final plate is also numbered as page 92. - Price from imprint: price Eight Shillings bound. - Reproduction of original from British Library. - Some plates are included in the pagination. - The verso of the third leaf is numbered 1
Physical Description:Online-Ressource (iv,[2],90p.,55plates) 8°