Pain's British Palladio: or, The Builder's General Assistant.
Demonstrating, in the most easy and practical method, all the principal rules of architecture, from the ground plan to the ornamental finish. Illustrated with several new and useful designs of houses, with their plans, elevations, and sections. Also clear and ample instructions, annexed to each subject, in letter press; with a list of prices for materials and labour, and labour only. The whole correctly engraved on forty-two folio copper plates, from the original designs of William and James Pain. A new edition, corrected.London: Printed by W. Stratford, for J. Taylor, 1804 Stock Code: 147709
New edition, first published in 1786, this the sixth edition overall: one of the standard architectural books of the Georgian period.
William Pain co-authored the work with his son James, giving designs for country and town houses, chimney pieces and ceilings in the Adam style, working drawings of the orders, and for the carpentry of roofs and staircases.
Folio (407 x 267 mm). Contemporary quarter sheep, spine lettered and ruled in gilt, marbled sides.
With 42 engraved plates, and publisher's 4-page catalogue at rear.
Binding rubbed but holding firm, contents clean; a very good copy.
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