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Asher Benjamin - The Architect, Or Practical House Carpenter: Being A Complete Development Of The Grecian Orders Of Architecture [...] Sixth Edition - 1845

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Asher Benjamin - The Architect, Or Practical House Carpenter: Being A Complete Development Of The Grecian Orders Of Architecture [...] Sixth Edition - 1845

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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
Condition: Fine
Publication year oldest item: 1845
Edition: Reprint
Language: English
Publisher: Benjamin B. Mussey
Binding/ Material: Hardback

Boston: Benjamin B. Mussey, Philadelphia: Thomas Cowperthwait & Co., New York: Collins, Keese &.

Complete and in fine condition. 4to (23 by 27cm) pp. viii, [9]-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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    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.
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    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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