19th CENTURY ARCHITECTURE BOOKS – PLATES and DIAGRAMS

On this page are two different mid-nineteenth century architecture books, offered separately. First:

1855 – THE MODERN ARCHITECT: OR,
EVERY CARPENTER HIS OWN MASTER.

EMBRACING
PLANS, ELEVATIONS, SPECIFICATIONS, FRAMING, ETC. FOR
PRIVATE HOUSES, CLASSIC DWELLINGS, CHURCHES, ETC. – TO WHICH IS ADDED
THE NEW SYSTEM OF STAIR-BUILDING

By Edward Shaw, Published by Dayton and Wentworth, Boston, 1855, 129 pages of text followed by sixty-five engraved plates. Tooled leather binding, sold “as is” “with all faults.” Lower corner of text pages stained a tad, frontispiece loose, much edgewear to leather, top of spine pulled back. BUT what you are wanting is the plates, which do exhibit some minor occasional foxing. Measures about 9 by 11 1/4 inches.

A nice addition, even considering condition, to your architectural book collection and study of gothic exteriors and interiors.

tissue guards with plates

$145 (as is with all faults) – Order Number eb1143
Shipping –  $6.50 (heavy) packaged in cardboard and with tracking
click on this link to order

And, Second:

1836 – CIVIL ARCHITECTURE: OR, A COMPLETE THEORETICAL AND PRACTICAL
SYSTEM OF BUILDING. CONTAINING

THE FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES OF THE ART, WITH
THE FIVE ORDERS OF ARCHITECTURE.
ALSO A GREAT VARIETY OF EXAMPLES.
SELECTED FROM
VIRTRUVIUS, STUART, CHAMBERS, AND NICHOLSON,
WITH MANY USEFUL AND ELEGANT ORNAMENTS,
AND RULES FOR PROJECTING THEM

By Edward Shaw, Architect – Published by Marsh, Capen & Lyon, Boston, 1836, Fourth Edition Revised and Enlarged. 208 pages interspersed with “One Hundred Copperplate Engravings.”

Full leather, top of spine torn, front hinge loose as pictured (easily repaired but I wanted you to see it as it is). Sold “as is” “with all faults.” Different paper stock used for some of the signatures, thus you will see much toning to some leaves, and offsetting on others as a result (not with the paper used for the plates), much edgewear to leather, top of spine pulled back. BUT what you are wanting is the plates, which do exhibit some minor occasional foxing. Measures about 9 1/4 by 11 1/2 inches. Uncommon, only a few copies for sale ranging in price to $750. A nice addition, even considering condition, to your architectural book collection.

this image to show you easily repaired gutter

and in some of these images you can see the different paper stock utilized in printing this edition.

$125 (as is with all faults) – Order Number eb1144
Shipping – $6.50 (heavy) in cardboard and with tracking
click on this link to order

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