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The British architect: or, the builders treasury of stair-cases. Containing I. An easier, more intelligible, and expeditious Method of drawing the Five Orders, than has hitherto been published, by a Scale of Twelve equal Parts, free from those troublesome Divisions called Aliquot Parts. Shewing also how to glue up their Columns and Capitals. II. Likewise Stair-Cases, (those most useful, ornamental, and necessary Parts of a Building, though never before sufficiently described in any Book, ancient or modern;) shewing their most convenient Situation, and the Form of their ascending in the most grand Manner: With a great Variety of curious Ornaments, whereby any Gentleman may fix on what will suit him best, there being Examples of all Kinds; and necessary Directions for such Persons as are unacquainted with that Branch. III. Designs of Arches, Doors, and Windows. IV. A great Variety of New and Curious Chimney-Pieces, in the most elegant and modern Taste...

London: Printed for and sold by Robert Sayer, Map and Printseller, No. 53, in Fleet-Street., 1765?.
Note
Misprint in the 1838 and 1850 catalogs lists the year of publication as 1757, though no edition from this year exists in either ESTC or WorldCat. The 1813 catalog does not list a date.

Inscribed on the title page: "Josiah G. Peirson Book / Bot New York July 1789 - / Price 45/-."
The British architect: or, the builders treasury of stair-cases. Containing I. An easier, more intelligible, and expeditious Method of drawing the Five Orders, than has hitherto been published, by a Scale of Twelve equal Parts, free from those troublesome Divisions called Aliquot Parts. Shewing also how to glue up their Columns and Capitals. II. Likewise Stair-Cases, (those most useful, ornamental, and necessary Parts of a Building, though never before sufficiently described in any Book, ancient or modern;) shewing their most convenient Situation, and the Form of their ascending in the most grand Manner: With a great Variety of curious Ornaments, whereby any Gentleman may fix on what will suit him best, there being Examples of all Kinds; and necessary Directions for such Persons as are unacquainted with that Branch. III. Designs of Arches, Doors, and Windows. IV. A great Variety of New and Curious Chimney-Pieces, in the most elegant and modern Taste... Library Average
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Joseph Pierson11/7/179112/16/1791Swans Architecture
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