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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

Remarks on cornices,   pp. 26-27

Page 27

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some cases, be double their.height, and their height, when enriched wt
reenames ab     irtieth part of the h tof she rThi p
  si ought, in some measure, to be conformable tothi, as well a& 4heir
  s,  , that of the room. This will admit of no -zct rule,; therefore-
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