London, South Kensington
23 March 2005
PAIN, William (1730?-1790?). The Builder's Golden Rule, or the Youth's Sure Guilde ... To which is added an Estimate of Prices for Materials and Labour ..., London: Printed for the Author by H.D. Steel, 1781. 2 parts in one volume, 8° (210 x 124mm). 106 engraved plates (spotting and staining). Contemporary calf gilt, red leather lettering label (head and foot of spine repaired, corners worn). A mixture of the first and second editions with 8 bis plates, some belonging to the first and some to the second edition. Archer 237.1; Harris 616; RIBA 2361.
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