|Number of Books:||1|
|Author/ Illustrator:||Asher Benjamin|
|Book Title:||The Architect, Or Practical House Carpenter: Being A Complete Development Of The Grecian Orders Of Architecture [...] Sixth Edition|
|Publication year oldest item:||1845|
|Publisher:||Benjamin B. Mussey|
Boston: Benjamin B. Mussey, Philadelphia: Thomas Cowperthwait & Co., New York: Collins, Keese &.
Complete and in fine condition. 4to (23 by 27cm) pp. viii, -119. 64 engraved plates all full sized. No foxing, tears etc, (four boo boos but more on that later). Bound in period full calf and a nicely done rebacked spine, An important work in the popularization of the Greek Revival in America. As an architect, Benjamin is credited with the design of the Carew House, Springfield, the Hollister House, Greenfield, the West Church, Boston, Blah Blah Blah. Why this book was addressed to “Practical House Carpenters” is beyond me, The proffered designs are well beyond the skill set of any carpenter I knew—who by and large were more interested in Beers and Dados (are you calling me a queer?). Five of the 64 drawings show signs of blood splatters most likely caused by the misapplication of power tools and the overuse of aforementioned beer.
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|Feedback score:||93.3% (48 reviews)|
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Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically.COA still missing even when asked twice...
But, very quick sending and good packing.
I will certainly give a positive quote after I have received the COA (in pdf).
Many thanks in advance.
I received the manuscript leaf in good order and within reasonable time.
Packaging was quite OK. The "thing" looks even more beautiful and interesting than on the website. This is the real stuff.Thnx.
Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically.Nog geen kavel en geen antw vn verkoper. Wel brief vn douane over inhoud pakket en extra kosten die ik niet wens te betalen. Zie graag af van aankoop.He knows I'm not responsible for customs fees and duties. Why blame me for his cheapness?
fast delivery , well packaged . Very happy.
Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically.I am divided; on one hand the item is as described; on the other you state that it's free delivery - and it's not. You HAVE to mark the costume paper that it is a "gift" - costed me €18 to release!
Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically.Although the book was explicitly stated as complete, a plate is missing. (for which there is a Report from a German auction house)
The seller does not want to take back the book
Everything from bidding through delivery went perfectly.
Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically.Il venditore aveva scritto spedizione gratuita ma ho dovuto pagare 49€ per un pacco che pesava 1kg. Altri acquirenti hanno avuto la stessa sorpresa.What utter nonsense. I paid for shipping here in the US. The extra 49 euro charge was done by the Italian Post Office/Customs. I am not responsible for these extra charges. I also find it slanderous that this charge (that this is a pattern of mine) has been made at all.
Misrepresentation. The book is not 1550, nor the first edition. The seller showed an estimate of the book that did not mention the exact date, but on the contrary, there is mentioned 16-18 century.I never misrepresent books. I gave him a copy of the appraisal that said the book was published during the 16th to 18th century which I believe covers 1550. I never stated it was a first edition. The buyer never gave me a expert opinion on the book just his opinion. He is not an expert He's suffering from buyer's remorse.
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