Nicholson, Peter.


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-T Roofs, Domes, Centring, Etc.; In Joinery-To Stairs, Hand-Rails, Soffits, Niches, Etc; In Cabinet Making, to Furniture, both Plain and Ornamental, Fully and Clearly Explained. Revised by Thomas Tredgold. Kelly and Co. 1862.
4to. xxxvi + 140pp. + 36pp. Engraved port. frontis. and 100 plates. Foxing, gilt edged half calf with cloth boards, some scuffing and marking, blind tooled compartments with gilt lettered title label to spine, rubbed with loss to head. First Published in 1826. 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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