Constructive architecture; a guide to the practical builder and mechanic, in which is contained a series of designs for domes, roofs, and spires, with a number of plates showing the interior construction and finish of bays, window shutters, sliding doors, etc., designed expressly for the joiner's use; choice examples of the five orders of architecture, selected from the most celebrated specimens of antiquity, with the figured dimensions of their height, projection and profile, and their division into parts, to which is added a Number of useful geometrical problems, examples of groins, centering for arches, diagrams of stair lines, with architraves, door mouldings, etc., the whole being illustrated by sixty-six carefully prepared plates, accompanied by explanatory text and general essays, to which is appended a copious glossary.
Sloan, Samuel.
Philadelphia, Lippincott, 1859.
147 p. 66 pl.

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