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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

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Benjamin, Asher, 1773-1845.
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
Etheridge and Bliss, 1806
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Contents

[Front cover]

[Title page] 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., pp. [i]-[ii]

Recommendation, pp. [iii] ff.

Preface, pp. [v]-viii ff.

Plate 1 [and Plate 2], pp. Plate 1-11

Plate 3 [Tuscan order], pp. 12-Plate 3 ff.

Plate 4: Doric order [and Plate 5: Ionic order], pp. Plate 4-14 ff.

Plate 6: Corinthian order, pp. Plate 6-15

Plate 7 [Composite order], pp. 16-Plate 7 ff.

Plate 8: Ionic capital, pp. Plate 8-17

Plate 9 [Corinthian capital], pp. 18-Plate 9 ff.

General observations on placing of columns, pp. 19-20 ff.

Plate 10 [Of diminishing of columns], pp. Plate 10-22 ff.

Plate 11 [Of base and surbase mouldings, and architraves], pp. Plate 11-23

Plates 12 and 13: of cornices, pp. 24-25

Remarks on cornices, pp. 26-27

Plate 14 [Fancy cornices], pp. 28-Plate 14 ff.

Plate 15, pp. Plate 15-29

Plate 16: of doors and sashes, pp. 30-Plate 16 ff.

Plate 17 [Of windows, &c.], pp. Plate 17-32 ff.

Plate 18, pp. Plate 18-34 ff.

Plate 19 [description of stairs], pp. Plate 19-35

Plate 20: description of stairs, pp. 36-38 ff.

Plate 21, pp. Plate 21-39

Plate 22, pp. 40-Plate 22 ff.

Plate 23, pp. Plate 23-42 ff.

Plate 24: mouldings at large, pp. Plate 24-43

Plate 25: three designs for friezes, pp. 44-Plate 25

Plate 26, pp. Plate 26-45

Plate 27 [Fragments for ceilings], pp. 46-48 ff.

Plate 28: fragments for chimney pieces, pp. Plate 28-49

Plate 29, pp. 50-Plate 29

Plate 30, pp. Plate 30-51

Plate 31[Modillon], pp. 52-Plate 31

Plate 32 [Seven designs for banisters and five designs for urns], pp. Plate 32-53

Plate 33: plan and elevation for a small townhouse, pp. 54-Plate 33

Plate 34 [Plan and elevation for a townhouse], pp. Plate 34-55

Plate 35: plan and elevation for a townhouse, pp. 56-Plate 35

Plate 36 [Plan and elevation for a house which is intended for a country situation], pp. Plate 36-57

Plate 37: design for a house intended for the country, pp. 58-Plate 37 ff.

Plate 38 [Plan and elevation for a meetinghouse], pp. Plate 38-59

Plate 39: plan and elevation for a meetinghouse, pp. 60-Plate 39 ff.

Plate 40 [A design for a summerhouse], pp. Plate 40-61

Plate 41: designs for pulpits, pp. 62-Plate 41 ff.

Plate 42 [Plan and elevation for a courthouse], pp. Plate 42-64 ff.

Plate 43 [An elevation of the United States Bank, in Boston], pp. Plate 43-65

Plate 44, pp. 66-Plate 44 ff.

Observations on building of houses, to elucidate the preceding plans, and assist the student in the practical parts, pp. 67-68

Table of contents, pp. [69]-70

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