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Langley, Batty, 1696–1751

The builder's compleat assistant, or, a Library of arts and sciences absolutely necessary to be understood by builders and workmen in general ... : the whole exemplified by 77 large quarto copper-plates / by B. Langley.

Additional Title(s):

Builder's compleat assistant.

Library of arts and sciences, absolutely necessary to be understood by builders and workmen in general.

London : Printed for Richard Ware, 1738.
Physical Description:
2 v. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
TH151 L35 1738
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
Illustrations by and after Batty Langley.
English short title catalogue, T29768
Harris, E. British architectural books and writers, 1556-1785. Cambridge [England] : Cambridge University Press, 1994, c1990. 418
Also published in 1738 under title: Builder's chest-book, or, A complete key to the five orders of columns in architecture.
The second volume, which has no t.p., consists of plates only. Plates are dated 1738.
BAC: Includes head- pieces.
BAC: List of subscriber's in v.1: p. [iii-v]
BAC: Publisher's advertisement in v. 1: t.p. verso.
Subject Terms:
Building -- Early works to 1800.
Building -- Handbooks, manuals, etc. -- Early works to 1800.
Engraving -- Specimens -- 1738.
Ware, Richard -- Publisher.
Langley, Batty, 1696-1751, ill.

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