Item #901800 The American Builder's General Price Book and Estimator, To Elucidate the Principles of Ascertaining the Correct Value of Every Description of Artificers' Work Required in Building, From the Prime Cost of Materials and Labor, In Any Part of New England: Deduced from Extensive Experience in the Art of Building. To Which Are Added A Variety of Useful Tables, Memoranda, &c. James Gallier.
The American Builder's General Price Book and Estimator, To Elucidate the Principles of Ascertaining the Correct Value of Every Description of Artificers' Work Required in Building, From the Prime Cost of Materials and Labor, In Any Part of New England: Deduced from Extensive Experience in the Art of Building. To Which Are Added A Variety of Useful Tables, Memoranda, &c

The American Builder's General Price Book and Estimator, To Elucidate the Principles of Ascertaining the Correct Value of Every Description of Artificers' Work Required in Building, From the Prime Cost of Materials and Labor, In Any Part of New England: Deduced from Extensive Experience in the Art of Building. To Which Are Added A Variety of Useful Tables, Memoranda, &c

Boston: M. Burns, 1836.
Second Edition. Hardcover.

Second Edition, Revised and Improved. With a folding frontis. wood engraving of Suffolk Bank in Boston.

Architect James Gallier’s guide for builders - including bricklayers and masons, stonecutters, plasterers, carpenters, joiners, plumbers, painters, and slaters - that describes techniques and materials and gives contractors a framework to estimate the cost for their work followed by a glossary of technical terms. In Part II Analysis of Practical Science, the author provides 13 tables for aid in mensuration of weights and measures, strength of materials, numeric squares and cubes & square and cube roots, areas and circumference of circles and circle segments, and currency exchange computations. A last section outlines five Laws Regulating Buildings in the City of Boston enacted between 1818 and 1830. All is appended by an index.

Item #901800

5-1/8 x 8-1/4", contemporary quarter brown calf, marbled paper over boards, frontis. illus., 130pp, 78pp, 1p index.

Contemporary ink owner’s name and address affixed to first blank, foxing, edge-wear to binding, clean of owner’s marks, tight, square, very good overall.

Price: $1,250.00