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BUILDER'S DICTIONARY ...
The builder's dictionary: or, gentleman and architect's companion. Explaining not only the terms of art in all the several parts of architecture, but also containing the theory and practice of the various branches thereof, ... Faithfully digested from the most approved writers on these subjects. In two volumes. (Vol. II.)

London: printed for A. Bettesworth and C. Hitch; and S. Austen, 1734
2 vols ; 19.9 cm. (8°)
I: [494] p., engr. frontis., XV pl.
II: [508] p., XVI--XXXIII pl.

Volume I includes a recommendation from Nicholas Hawksmoor, John James and James Gibbs dated 'January 11. 1733/4' printed on the verso of the title-page to vol. I. This recommendation is repeated in vol. II but printed on a singleton headed with directions to the binder to place it 'To face the Second Volume.' Plates I and II are printed on one leaf; a bis plate follows pl. XXVIII. The final [8] pp. of vol. II contains a 'Supplement' of additions and corrections, and the final page of both volumes contains the publishers' list. ESTC notes two different settings of sigs. B-G in vol. I. In the present setting the verso of leaf B5 line 1 'Architecture' is in italics; in the variant (q.v.), 'Architecture' is in roman. ESTC t4370.

Copy Notes Inscribed in ink on front free-endpapers of both volumes John Soane. With the name of a previous owner rubbed out from the top left corner of the front paste-down in both volumes, and the monogram J[C or G?R?] inscribed in pencil on the front paste-down of vol. II.

Binding C18th sprinkled calf, gilt double-rule borders and spine, tan spine-label.

Reference Number 1811


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