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The builder's complete assistant; or, a library of arts and sciences, absolutely necessary to be understood by builders and workmen in general. Viz. I. Arithmetick, Vulgar and Decimal, in whole Numbers and Fractions. II. Geometry, Lineal, Superficial, and Solid. III. Architecture, Universal. IV. Mensuration. V. Plain Trigonometry. VI. Surveying of Land, &c. VII. Mechanick powers. VIII. Hydrostaticks. Illustrated by above Thirteen Hundred Examples of Lines, Superficies, Solids, Mouldings, Pedestals, Columns, Pilasters, Entablatures, Pediments, Imposts, Block Cornices, Rustick Quoins, Frontispieces, Arcades, Porticos, &c. Proportioned by Modules and Minutes, according to Andrea Palladio; and by Equal Parts. Likewise Great Varieties of Trussed Roofs, Timber Bridges, Centerings, Arches, Groins, Twisted Rails, Compartments, obelisks, Vases, Pedestals for Bustos, Sun-Dials, Fonts, &c. and Methods for raising heavy Bodies by the Force of Levers, Pulleys, Axes in Peritrochio, Screws, and Wedges; as also Water, by the common Pump, Crane, &c. Wherein the Properties, and Pressure of the Air on Water, &c. are explained. The whole exemplified by 77 large Quarto Copper-Plates. By Batty Langley.

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Builders compleat assistant


London : printed for I. and J. Taylor, at the Architectural Library, No. 56, Holborn, [1775?]

Physical description

2v.([4],201,[3]p.),plates ; 8⁰.


The fourth edition.

Reproduction note

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

References note

ESTC T11859


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