The Gentleman's and Builder's Repository: Or, Architecture Display'd

The Gentleman's and Builder's Repository: Or, Architecture Display'd

Containing the Most Useful and Requisite Problems in Geometry. As Also the Most Easy, Expeditious, and Correct Methods for Attaining the Knowledge of the Five Orders of Archietecture, by Equal Parts, and Fewer Divisions, Than Any Thing Hitherto Published. Together With All Such Rules for Arches, Doors, Windows, Ceiling-pieces, Chimney-pieces, and Their Particular Embelishments, as Can Be Required. Likewise A Large Variety of Designs for Truss Roofs; With the Method of Finding the Hip, Either Square or Bevel. Also, the Most Certain and Approved Methods of Forming A Number of Different Stair-cases, With Their Twisted Rails, &c. The Whole Embellished, Not Only With Eighty-four Plates, in Quarts, but Such Variety of Cieling-pieces, Shields, Compartments, and Other Curious and Uncommon Decorations, as Must Needs Render It Acceptable to All Gentlemen, Artificers, and Others, Who Delight In, or Practice, the Art of Building. The Designs Regulated and Drawn by E. Hoppus, Surveyor, and Engraved by B. Cole. The Second Edition, Carefully Revised and Re-examined From the Press; With the Addition of A New Frontispiece, Representing the Intended Front of the New Mansion-House for the Lord Mayors of the City of London; and A Complete Table of Contents, Alphabetically Digested by E. H. Aforesaid

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Publisher: London : Printed for A. Bettesworth, and C. Hitch, at the Red Lion, in Pater-noster-Row; J. Hodges, at the Looking-Glass, on London-bridge; and B. Cole, engraver, in Holbourn, MDCCXXXVIII. [1738]
Characteristics: [8],99,[1]p.,plates : ill. ; 4⁰


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