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BENJAMIN, Asher (1773-1845). The Builder’s Assistant: Fully Explaining, the Best Methods for Striking Regular and Quirked Mouldings. Greenfield: Thomas Dickman, 1800.

Third edition of Asher Benjamin's influential work, the first original architecture book printed in America. This third edition has a truncated title and introduces an engraved frontispiece to the contents. There are no copies of this edition recorded at auction by RBH/ABPC. Evans 36941; Hitchcock 113.

Quarto (196 x 141mm). Engraved frontispiece and 37 plates, 2 of which folding (offsetting with browning and spotting, pl. 25 with chips into platemark but not inked area, pl. 26 detached at fold, some dampstaining at end). Contemporary sheep, remains of morocco title piece on spine (quite worn). Custom chemise and slipcase.
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