The American Builder's Companion; or, a New System of Architecture: Particularly Adapted to the Present Style of Building in the United States of America
first edition Original full contemporary calf.
1806 · Boston
by Benjamin, Asher & Raynerd, Daniel
Boston: Etheridge and Bliss, 1806. First Edition. Original full contemporary calf.. Good; overall browning and spotting; some marginal tears; one page of text and one plate torn into the printed area (no loss).. 4to, viii, 70, [2 - advertisements] pp. + 44 full page engraved plates.
Benjamin's second book, offering designs for townhouses, country homes, appointments, a "summerhouse" for a garden, court house, and an elevation and section of the US bank in Boston. This book is far more than a carpenter's handbook in that it offers design motifs for complete structures of specific use. An important American book. Hitchcock #99; Rink #2507. (Inventory #: 20017)