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1. [Articles of the Carpenters Company ... and their Rules. Philadelphia: 1805.] Fragmentary group of 18 engraved plates. Custom calf-backed box.

2. BIDDLE, Owen. The Young Carpenter's Assistant; or, A System of Architecture, adapted to the Style of Building in the United States. Philadelphia: Benjamin Walker, 1817. Third edition. Quarto. Engraved plates. Contemporary sheep (dry and worn, lower cover detached).

3. NICHOLSON, Peter. The Carpenter's New Guide. Philadelphia: M. Carey & Son, 1818. Quarto. Engraved plates. Modern quarter morocco.

4. House Carpenters' Book of Prices and Rules. Philadelphia: 1819. Octavo. Modern boards.

5. NICHOLSON, Peter. The Carpenter's New Guide. Philadelphia: John Grigg, 1827. Quarto. Engraved plates. Modern quarter calf.

6. HAVILAND, John and BIDDLE, Owen. An Improved and Enlarged edition of Biddle's Young Carpenter's Assistant. Philadelphia: M'Carty & Davis, 1833. Quarto. 64 engraved plates, 20 more than the Biddle editions. Contemporary calf (rubbed, extremities worn).

7. TREDGOLD, Thomas. Elementary Principles of Carpentry. Philadelphia: E.L. Carey & A. Hart, 1837. First American edition. Quarto. Engraved plates. Original quarter cloth, paper spine label (sunned, spine and corners worn).

Together, 7 volumes. Variously illustrated. Condition varies, typical browning and/or foxing, some ownership marks.
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