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PRICE, Francis (c. 1704--1753)
[Treatise on carpentry. 1735]
The British carpenter: or, a treatise on carpentry. Containing the most concise and authentick rules of that art, in a more useful and extensive method, than has been made publick. The second edition enlarged, with an addition of sixteen copper-plates. By Francis Price.
London: printed by C. Ackers; and sold by the author; also by A. Bettesworth and C. Hitch; and T. Astley, 1735.
[4], ii, [4], 52, [4], 16 p., engr. approbation, engr. frontis. to A supplement, [60] pl. ; 25.2 cm. (4º)

First edition 1733 entitled A treatise on carpentry. Includes A supplement to The British carpenter: containing Palladio's orders of architecture, ... with separate title-page dated 1735, engraved frontispiece, pagination and register. ESTC n15568; Harris and Savage 708; BAL, Early printed books, no. 2615.

Copy Notes Imperfect; wanting plate D of Supplement. Inscribed in ink on front free-endpaper Geo: Wyatt./ 1747-- and on back paste-down endpaper GEORGE WYATT with various figures and calculations in pencil and ink. George Wyatt (d. 1790), was probably a member of the architectural family. Soane married his niece, Elizabeth Smith, on 21 August 1784, and Wyatt's considerable real property was left to the Soanes after his death in 1790. See Colvin, p. 1106.

Binding Contemporary C18th calf, later red spine-labels.

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