PRACTICAL CARPENTRY, JOINERY, AND CABINET-MAKING;Being a New and Complete System of Lines for the Use of Workmen; Founded on accurate Geometrical and Mechanical Principles, with their application in Carpentry,-To Roofs, Domes, Centring, &c. In Joinery,-To Stairs, Hand-Rails, Soffits, Niches &c. and in Cabinet-Making, to Furniture, both plain and ornamental; Fully and Clearly Explained. London: Printed for Thomas Kelly ... 1826.
1st Ed. 4to. iv + 140pp. + (v-[viii]) + 90 plates including 1 partially hand coloured. Sm. contemporary inscription, e.ps. and prelims. browned and dampspotted resulting in frontis. t.p. and last 20 or so plates being waterstained, very sl. worming to lower leading corner of frontis., upper hinge tender, some light browning staining and spotting throughout, contemporary blind tooled full suede covered boards with sl. wear to corners, upper joint cracked, some minor soiling and rubbing, raised bands and leather title label to spine. Nicholson devotes a whole book to his 124 numbered principles of furniture design, construction and decoration, laying down rules for styles and types appropriate to various parts of the house and supplying information on veneering, inlaying, carving and ornamental moulding.
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