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LANGLEY, Batty (1696--1751)
[Exaction detected. 1748]

The London prices of bricklayers materials and works, both of new buildings and repairs, justly ascertained: ... Interspersed with rules for estimating, performing and measuring all kinds of ... brick-works: wherein the abutments of all sorts of arches, and the manner of building brick-flooring for the prevention of fire is clearly explained. ... With a great variety of designs for plain and rusticated piers, for gates, piazzas, &c. ... By Batty Langley, architect.
London: printed for Archimedes Langley, 1748.
[2], xvii, [1], 389, [1] p., 32 pl. ; 19.8 cm. (8º)

First published in 1747 under the title Exaction detected; or, the prices of bricklayers materials and works ... justly ascertained. This is a reissue, with a cancel title-leaf. The author was an unsuccessful architect who made a living chiefly by his architectural publications, of which the most celebrated was Ancient architecture, restored, and improved, 1742 (q.v.). With advertisements for other works by the author on the title-page verso and a final page of errata. ESTC t11866; Harris, 457.

Binding C18th calf, gilt-ruled and roll-tooled borders, gilt-tooled spine, tan spine-label.

Reference Number 2595


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