The carpenter and joiner's assistant; : containing practical rules for making all kinds of joints, and various methods of hingeing them together; for hanging of doors on straight or circular plans, for fitting up windows and shutters to answer various purposes, with rules for hanging them: for the construction of floors, partitions, soffits, groins, arches for masonry; for constructing roofs in the best manner from a given quantity of timber: for placing of bond timbers, with various methods for adjusting raking pediments, enlarging and diminishing of mouldings; taking dimensions for joinery, and for setting out shop fronts. With a new scheme for constructing stairs and hand-rails, and for stairs having a conical well-hole, &c. &c. : To which are added, examples of various roofs executed, with the scantlings, from actual measurements. With rules for mortices and tenons, and for fixing iron straps, &c. : Also extracts from M. Belidor, M. du Hamel, M. de Buffon, &c. On the strength of timber, with practical observations. : Illustrated with seventy-nine plates, and copious explanations. / By Peter Nicholson, author of The carpenter's new guide, &c.
- London: : Printed for I. and J. Taylor, at the Architectural Library, opposite Great-Turnstile, Holborn., 1797.
xi, , 79,  p., 79 leaves of plates (6 folded) : ill., plans ; 26 cm. (4to)
- Joinery -- Early works to 1800.
Roofs -- Early works to 1800.
Carpentry -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Carpentry -- Early works to 1800.
- Booksellers' catalogs.
- Signatures: A⁶ B-K⁴.
Page vii is misnumbered as v.
Engraved plates signed at bottom: London. Published by I. and J. Taylor, Holborn, July 1st, 1796.
- Local notes:
- Athenaeum copy: Title is held at Carpenters' Hall in the Library of the Carpenters' Company of the City and County of Philadelphia. Access to the books is restricted and available to researchers only by permission requested in advance.
Athenaeum copy: Carpenters' Company copy has bookseller's catalog on  p. at end.
- Cited in:
- ESTC T131531
British Architectural Library. Early printed books 2284
Archer, J. Literature of Brit. domestic architecture, 398.3
- Belidor, M. (Bernard Forest de), 1697?-1761.
Duhamel du Monceau, M., 1700-1782.
Buffon, George Louis Leclerc, comte de, 1707-1788.
Carpenters' Company Library Collection (Athenaeum of Philadelphia)
I. and J. Taylor's Architectural Library (London, England). , Bookseller, Publisher
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