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GALLIER, James (1798-1866). The American Builders General Price-Book and Estimator. New York: Lafever and Gallier, 1833.

First edition in original boards. Gallier's work describes and gives prices for stonecutters, carpenters, joiners, plumbers and painters. It is a critical reference for understanding building practices in the middle of the Greek Revival.

Octavo. (Browning.) Original muslin-backed printed boards, paper printed spine label (rubbed, darkened, corners worn, f.f.e. detached).

[With]: Two copies of the second edition. The American Builders General Price Book and Estimator. Boston: M. Burns, 1836. Revised second edition, with the approbation of four prominent Boston architects: Alexander Parris, Isaiah Rogers, James McAllister and Gridley Bryant. Folding engraved frontispiece showing the facade of the Suffolk Bank, designed by Isaiah Rogers (not in the first edition). One in contemporary half sheep with price ($1.50) on spine (rubbed). The other in mdoern quarter calf. (Light foxing in both.)

Together, 3 volumes.
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