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Oakley, Edward, active 18th century

Every man a compleat builder, or, Easy rules and proportions for drawing and working the several parts of architecture ... / the whole nearly engraved on 51 copper plates ; compiled by the late Edward Oakley ... ; to which is annexed, a plan, elevation, and section of the carpenter's work, erected to support the center-arch of Black-Fryers-Bridge.

Additional Title(s):

Every man a compleat builder.

Easy rules and proportions for drawing and working the several parts of architecture.

London : Printed for I. Taylor ..., 1774.
Physical Description:
32 p., [52] leaves of plates (some folded) : ill. ; 22 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
TH144 O24 1774
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
"Books printed for I. Taylor ...": p. [2].
Harris, E. British architectural books and writers. Cambridge [England] : Cambridge University Press, 1994,c1990. 602
Subject Terms:
Architecture -- Early works to 1800.
Building -- Early works to 1800.
Carpentry -- Early works to 1800.
Engraving -- Specimens -- 1774.
Taylor, I. -- Publisher.

  • I. Practical geometry
  • II. The five orders of architecture ...
  • III. The method of reducing each order into practice, in the formation of designs for doors and windows
  • IV. Great variety of carpenter's work ...
  • V. Variety of plans, hand rails, newels, banisters and brackets for stair-cases ...
  • VI. The builder's dictionary ...

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