The Builder's Magazine: or Monthly Companion for Architects, Carpenters, Masons, Bricklayers &c., London: Printed for the Authors, 1774 [plates dated 1775-78]. 4° (265 x 206mm). 185 engraved plates by Burder, Royce and others after Carter and Legge, 2 hand-coloured, 11 folding (occasional very minor browning and offsetting). Contemporary polished calf, double gilt fillet round sides (rebacked).
FIRST EDITION. 'Carter's designs, though of mediocre quality, cover a remarkably wide range of subjects - farm-houses, inns, a hospital, a public library, shop fronts, town houses, villas, cottages, garden buildings, chimney-pieces, grates, lamps, iron work, etc. - and probably for that reason remained in demand for some forty-five years', Harris, loc. cit. Nine further editions appeared until the last in 1823. Archer 26.1; Harris 67; RIBA 481.