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The modern builder's assistant; or, a concise epitome of the whole system of architecture; In which The various Branches of that excellent Study are establish'd on the most familiar Principles, And rendered adequate to every Capacity; Being useful to the Proficient, and easy to the Learner. Divided into three parts. Containing I. A Correct View of the Five Orders, explained in several Sheets of Letter-Press. II. Consisting of Regular Plans, Elevations, and Sections of Houses, in the most elegant and convenient Manner, either for the Reception of Noblemen, Gentlemen or Tradesmen with large or small Families, adapted to the Taste of Town or Country. To which Part is added, A great Variety of other Plans for Offices or Out-Houses adjoining to them of different Dimensions for Domestic Uses; Such as Kitchens, Wash-Houses, Malt-Houses, Bake-Houses, Brew-Houses, Dairies, Vaults, Stables, Coach-Houses, Dog-Kennels, &c. &c. Together with the Estimates of each Design, and Proper Instructions to the Workmen how to execute the same. III. Exhibiting (ornamental as well as plain) a Variety of Chimney-Pieces, Windows, Doors, Sections of Stair-Cases, Rooms, Halls, Saloons, &c. Skreens for Rooms, also Cielings, Piers, and Gate-Roofs, &c. &c. The whole beautifully engraved on eighty five folio copper plates, from the designs of William and John Halfpenny, Architects and Carpenters, Robert Morris, Surveyor, and and T. Lightoler, Carver.
- Halfpenny, William, -1755.
- MDCCVLII 
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London : printed for James Rivington and J. Fletcher in Pater-Noster Row, and Robert Sayer opposite Fetter-Lane, Fleet-Street, MDCCVLII 
,ii,52p.,plates : ill. ; 2⁰.
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