The Carpenter’s Assistant: Containing a Succinct Account of Egyptian, Grecian, and Roman Architecture. Also, a description of the Tuscan, Doric, Ionic, Corinthian and Composite Orders. . . Revised, Improved, and Enlarged with Additions on Rural Architecture, including Plans Elevations, Grounds &c., &c., of Cottages, Villas, and Farm Buildings. Architecture, William Brown.
The Carpenter’s Assistant: Containing a Succinct Account of Egyptian, Grecian, and Roman Architecture. Also, a description of the Tuscan, Doric, Ionic, Corinthian and Composite Orders. . . Revised, Improved, and Enlarged with Additions on Rural Architecture, including Plans Elevations, Grounds &c., &c., of Cottages, Villas, and Farm Buildings.
The Carpenter’s Assistant: Containing a Succinct Account of Egyptian, Grecian, and Roman Architecture. Also, a description of the Tuscan, Doric, Ionic, Corinthian and Composite Orders. . . Revised, Improved, and Enlarged with Additions on Rural Architecture, including Plans Elevations, Grounds &c., &c., of Cottages, Villas, and Farm Buildings.
WITH THE CARPENTER NOT THE ARCHITECT IN MIND

The Carpenter’s Assistant: Containing a Succinct Account of Egyptian, Grecian, and Roman Architecture. Also, a description of the Tuscan, Doric, Ionic, Corinthian and Composite Orders. . . Revised, Improved, and Enlarged with Additions on Rural Architecture, including Plans Elevations, Grounds &c., &c., of Cottages, Villas, and Farm Buildings.

Worcester: Published by Edward Livermore, 1852. Item #573

Large 4to.  280 x 215 mm., [11 x 8 ½ inches]. 148 pp.  Illustrated with 200 plates of plans, elevations, details, and practical stair-building on 54 plates and in the text.  Contemporary sheep, Black leather label with title in gilt on spine; some rubbing to binding; text block clean and bright; six examples of dried leaves inserted and now removed, causing browning to paper stock on verso and recto of the page.  Ownership inscription in pencil of “Harvey Bricknell, Barnard Vt.” on front free endpaper. With faults a very good, sound copy in original binding.


Fifth edition, revised and enlarged with new plates and a chapter on rural architecture.  Original issued in 1848, Brown’s work became a standard manual for carpenters and builders and went through at least six editions, the final one being printed in 1854.  Brown was a practicing Lowell, Ma. architect, whose goal was to produce a manual, written in simple terms, which explains the techniques of construction without the complexity of a treatise on architecture.  Interesting text which places some focus on existing home built in Worcester and surrounding area, with details of construction and design patterns.


Hitchcock, American Architectural Books, 217 (for 1851 edition). 

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Price: $750.00

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