Title: The New Practical Builder, and workman's ...
Publisher: London Thomas Kelly 1823-5
Publication Date: 1823
No text. Plate volume only. Engraved frontispiece and 177 engraved plates (two of these are large folding engravings). Some plates (no more than nine) appear to be lacking. A few plates are crease and worn at the edges. Most have some toning or mild discolouration at the margins. 22 x 27 cm. Contemporary calf backed, marbled paper covered boards. Spine missing & boards disjointed. Peter Nicholson (1765-1844) was a Scottish architect, surveyor, practical builder and founder of a school of mathematics. Nicholson was one of the principal intellects at the forefront of nineteenth century British building technology, simplifying or devising new mathematical formulae for draughtsmen at the time. This item is sold as a collection of engravings, dated 1822-4, including plans, elevations, projections, perspective, and architectural design.