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Context of The British architect: or, The builder's treasury of stair-cases. : Containing, I. An easier, more intelligible, and expeditious method of drawing the five orders, than has hitherto been published, by a scale of twelve equal parts, free from those troublesome divisons, called Aliquot parts. Shewing also how to glue up their columns and capitals. II. Likewise stair cases ... shewing their most convenient situation, and the form of their ascending in the most grand manner: with a great variety of curious ornaments, whereby any gentleman may fix on what will suit him best, there being examples of all kinds; and necessary directions for such persons as are unacquainted with that branch. III. Designs of arches, doors, and windows. IV. A great variety of new and curious chimney-pieces, in the most elegant and modern taste. V. Corbels, shields, and other beautiful decorations. VI. Several useful and necessary rules of carpentry; with the manner of trussed roofs, and the nature of a splayed circular soffit, both in a straight and circular wall, never published before. Together with raking cornices, groins, and angle brackets described. The whole being illustrated with upwards of one hundred designs and examples, curiously engraved on sixty folio copperplates. By Abraham Swan, architect
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