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The builders compleat 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, Portico's, &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, Obelisques, Vases, Pedestals for Busto's, Sun-Dials, Fonts, &c. and Methods for raising heavy Bodies by the Force of Levers, Pulleys, Axis 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. is explained. The whole exemplified by 77 large quarto copper-plates. By B. Langley.

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London : printed for Richard Ware, at the Bible and Sun, in Amen-Corner, near Pater-Noster-Row, [1738]

Physical description

2v.([6],200,[2]p.),plates ; 8⁰.

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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.

References note

ESTC T29768


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