Benjamin, Asher. The Practice of Architecture. [1851].

Benjamin, Asher. The Practice of Architecture. Containing the Five Orders of Architecture, and an Additional Column and Entablature, with All Their Elements and Details Explained and Illustrated for the Use of Carpenters and Practical Men. With Sixty Plates. Boston: Benjamin B. Mussey, 1851. 7th edition. Sm 4to. 92pp., 60 full page plates printed on thick stock paper, featuring tables, diagrams and plans. Full contemporary calf, spine is expertly rebound with its original gilt lettered black calf label, archival reinforcement at gutters expertly done; covers slightly scuffed, some discoloration at endpapers, mid-19th c. informational bookplate of previous owner at front pastedown, else tight, bright, generally Good. Rare.