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BIDDLE, Owen (1774-1806). The Young Carpenter’s Assistant; or, a System of Architecture. Adopted to the Style of Building in the United States. Philadelphia: Johnson & Warner, 1810.

Second edition, after the first of 1805. Biddle's quintessentially American Palladian pattern book continued to be reprinted until the 1860s due to its popularity and influence. See lot 483 for the first edition. Hitchcock 177.

Quarto (242 x 195mm). 44 plates, 2 of which folding (title repaired, with top edge extended just touching printed title, a few other small repairs to top edges of plates, p. 3 with repaired tear, a few plates trimmed). Contemporary sheep (rebacked to style).
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