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The builder's guide, or The carpenter's plain and exact rule, Shewing, how to measure carpenters, joiners, sawyers, bricklayers, plaisterers, masons, glaziers, and painters work; also how to undertake each work, and at what price; the rates of each commodity, and the common wages of journeymen, with gunter's-line, and goggeshall's description of the sliding-rule. And an explanation of the technical terms, to which is added, two plates, viz. one of a Chinese temple, the other a plan of a fine Chinese garden chair, in curious diamond paleing and lattice work. By Francis Price.
- Price, Francis, -1753.
Palladio Londinensis; or, the London art of building. In three parts. I. Containing a demonstration of all the geometrical problems which are necessary to describe Squares, Circles, Ovals, Polygons, Arches, and Groins. The most approved Methods for Mensuration of Superficies and Solids, applied to the Measurement of all Sorts of Artificers Works concerned in Building. The Prices of the Labour and Materials of the several Kinds of Works performed by Diggers, Bricklayers, Masons, Carpenters, Joiners, Smiths, Plaisterers, Plumbers, Glasiers, Painters, and Paviours; with Directions for making an Estimate of the Expence of any Fabric, great or small. The Prices of all Sorts of Iron work; viz. Nails, and what each Sort ought to weigh. The Prices of Locks, Bolts, Hinges, Latches, &c. Axes, Hammers, Saws, Chizzles, Augers, &c. II. Containing plain and easy Directions for the Construction of the Five Orders of Architecture, with their several Pedestals, Columns, and Entablatures, accurately described; and a Parallel drawn between this and Mr. Gibbs's Method, and that of the Builder's Repository; shewing how the Orders are to be used over each other; with their Intercolumniations, &c. A large Variety of Frontispieces and Doors, suited to each Order; the Proportion of Windows, Piers for Gates, Obelisks, Block Cornices, with the Proportion of Rooms, Cieling-Pieces, Frets; also Chinese Lattice-Works for Pailings, Gates, Hatches, &c. An easy and entirely New Method of finding the exact Module or Diameter for the erecting Columns or Pilasters Three several Ways in a just Proportion. I. Arithmetically. 2. Geometrically, by Scale and Compass. 3. Inspectionally, by a Table; which shews, in Proportion to any Height given, the exact Diameter; also how to calculate the Diameter of the Orders, according to the Proportions laid down by Mr. Gibbs, or any other Author. And also the Method of Reducing any Module or Diameter (from 6 to 24 Inches) into Feet and Inches, by a New Inspectional Table; whereby the Trouble of dividing a Module into Minutes is avoided, and the whole performed by the common two Foot Rule. III. Copiously treating of the several kinds of staircases; the various Forms of their twisted Rails: Also the best Rules, with Variety of Examples, for Forming, Framing, and Trussing all Manner of Roofs for Buildings, Publick or Privatc, though the Plan be Square or Bevel. With a Collection of the Ground-Rules necessary to be observed in Architecture and Building. The Whole illustrated with Fifty-Four Copper-Plates. To which is annexed, The builder's dictionary. By William Salmon.
- Salmon, William, approximately 1703-1779.