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    Sale 5315

    Fine Printed Books & Manuscripts including Modern First Editions

    13 November 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 113

    PAIN, William (?1730-90). The Practical House Carpenter; or the Youth's Instructor. Containing a great variety of useful designs in carpentry and architecture ... to which is added a list of prices for materials and labour and labour only ... printed on one hundred and forty-six quarto copper-plates. London: for the author, 1792. Small 4° (221 x 176mm). 147 engraved plates, numbered 1-146, including 6 double-page (light, mainly marginal, soiling). Modern half calf. Provenance: Robert Lionel Foster (bookplate). Fourth edition. cf. Archer 241.4 and ESTC online both lists a varying imprint and plate count for the 1792 edition.

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    PAIN, William (?1730-90). The Practical House Carpenter; or the Youth's Instructor. Containing a great variety of useful designs in carpentry and architecture ... to which is added a list of prices for materials and labour and labour only ... printed on one hundred and forty-six quarto copper-plates. London: for the author, 1792. Small 4° (221 x 176mm). 147 engraved plates, numbered 1-146, including 6 double-page (light, mainly marginal, soiling). Modern half calf. Provenance: Robert Lionel Foster (bookplate). Fourth edition. cf. Archer 241.4 and ESTC online both lists a varying imprint and plate count for the 1792 edition.


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