London, South Kensington
23 March 2005
SMITH, James. The Carpenters Companion, London: J. Millan, 1733. 8°. 41 engraved plates by Cole, some folding (front free endleaf partially detached, a few plate-numbers and an imprint shaved or cropped, a few light spots). Contemporary blindstamped panelled calf (short splits in hinges, corners bumped). Provenance: William Spanton (bookplate) -- J.E. Woodruff, 1897 (signature on paste-down). Harris 834; RIBA 3074 (note).
Practical Carpentry, Joinery and Cabinet-Making, London: Thomas Kelly, 1840. 4° (268 x 205mm). 90 engraved plates, including frontispiece (edges of one plate frayed, a few imprints and plate-numbers shaved, text slightly browned, one or two plates towards the end slightly spotted). Contemporary half roan (rebacked with original spine preserved, slightly worn). Provenance: Sam Davey, 1888 (signature on paste-down). RIBA 2297.
And 2 others including manuscript notes bound in vellum, by John Leeds His Book of Mensuration of Board, Timber and Glass, (1730). (4)
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