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The second edition, with four additional designs, of Useful architecture; being the last work in this kind of William Halfpenny, Architect and Carpenter, in twenty-five new designs, with full and clear instructions, in every particular, for erecting parsonage-houses, farm-houses, and inns, with their respective offices, &c. of various Dimensions, at the most moderate Expence, the Largest not exceeding Five Hundred Pounds, and the Smallest under One Hundred Pounds. As will evidently appear By their several Dimensions and Estimates Particularly set forth with Respect both to Brick and Stone, Adapted to the usual Measurement of Great Britain and Ireland. Together With a Supplement, containing several Designs for Building with Timber Only, with Estimates annext in like Manner. The Four Designs added, are for Bridges, which in Rural Situations are generally necessary and always pleasing, being suited to small Pieces of Water, Brooks, &c. and the chief Ornament where Strength with Beauty is needful. The Whole intended as an Improvement of what has hitherto been given on that Subject, and rendered both Practicable and Beneficial to all concerned in Building.

  • Halfpenny, William, -1755.
MDCCLV. [1755]
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London : printed for and sold by Robert Sayer, Map and Print-Seller, at the Golden Buck, opposite Fettor-Lane, Fleet-Street, MDCCLV. [1755]

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[4],22,25-82p.,plates ; 80.

References note

ESTC N23461

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Electronic reproduction. Farmington Hills, Mich. : Thomson Gale, 2003. (Eighteenth century collections online). Available via the World Wide Web. Access limited by licensing agreements.


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