THE AMERICAN HOUSE CARPENTERS' AND JOINERS' ASSISTANT; Being a New and Easy System of Lines, Founded on Geometrical Principles, for Cutting Every Description of Joints, and for Framing the Most Difficult Roofs. Also, an Easy System of Stair Railing, to Which is Added a Complete Treatise on Mathematical Instruments. Also, Mensuration, Tables of the Weights and Cohesive Strength of the Several Materials Used in the Construction of Buildings, &c.

New York: Ivison & Phinney, 1857. "Second Edition" Hardcover. 141 pp. 48 lithograph plates; 4to, contemporary half black calf and boards. Covers fairly worn overall, especially at spine ends and corners of boards, scattered foxing, tideline to top third of first 30 pages (most visible at front endpapers, diminishing progressively), still a very servicable and presentable copy, near very good. Good+. Item #19831

Originally published in 1853 by Daniel Burgess & Co., who also published a second edition in 1855. OCLC locates 10 or so each of the 1853 and 1855 editions, but none of this 1857 edition (microform only).

Price: $250.00

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