The New Practical Builder, and workman's companion: containing a full display and elucidation of the most recent and skilful methods, pursued by architects and artificers, in the various departments of carpentry, joinery, bricklaying, &c. including, also new treatises on geometry, theoretical and practical, trigonometry... a summary of the art of building... an extensive glossary of the technical terms perculiar to each department; and the theory and practice of the five orders, as employed in decorative architecture. FIRST EDITION. 4to. Thomas Kelly. 1823 
Half title, front., plates; sl. foxed. Full contemp. mottled calf, raised black & gilt bands, red & black morocco labels; expert repair to hinges, boards sl. rubbed & marked.
¶The influential treatise of the prolific Scottish architect, mathematician and engineer. Ownership label of 'W. Smith 1829' on spine.