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The builder's pocket-companion: shewing an easy and practical method for laying down lines, for all Sorts of Arches and Curves used in House-Building, Ship-Building, Gardening, &c. Also to make the Centers or Ribs for Vaults or Ceilings, and Brackets for Coves, either regular or irregular. Together With True and Concise Rules to find the Lengths, Bevels, and Moulds for the Back of a Hip, in any Kind of Roofs, whether Square or Bevel, Hexagon, or Pentagon, &c. let their Rafters be strait, or Curves of different Sorts. To which are added, the five orders of columns, With Their Entablatures and Pedestals, the proportions whereof are taken from the immortal Andrew Palladio, and laid down after Mr. Halfpenny's practical method: With several other useful Problems, never before Printed. By Michael Hoare, Carpenter.

  • Halfpenny, William, -1755.
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London : printed for Richard Ware, at the Bible and Sun on Ludgate-Hill, [1747]

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vi,[2],53,[3]p.,plates ; 80.


The third edition, corrected.

References note

ESTC N15207

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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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