Title: The Modern Architect; Or, Every Carpenter ...
Publisher: Dayton and Wentworth, Boston
Publication Date: 1855
Edition: Second edition.
128 pages in text. Large 4to, 29 x 24 cm. Sixty-four engraved plates plus frontispiece with an additional four pages at rear: "The New Lien Law of Massachusetts, In Favor of Mechanics, Passed in 1851, with all the Amendments in full to 1853." Shaw, an author of several pattern books presents here a number of house designs (Grecian and a few Gothic, and one Italian villa). His designs were popular in rural New England. Glossary of Architectural Terms. HITCHCOCK 1157. Scattered intermittent foxing, dampstain first few leaves at lower right corner, gilt front cover illustrations bright and clean. Original publisher's embossed and gilt block sheep with the famous frontispiece gilt stamped at front cover. Rebacked with orig. spine laid down, and new red leather spine label. Near fine. Bookseller Inventory # 18309
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