THE BRITISH CARPENTER
PRICE, Francis. THE BRITISH CARPENTER.
London: H. Baldwin, 1765. 4to. Contemporary sheep. Two engraved frontispieces (second opposite page 153), (viii), 72 pages, (60) plates, 2 of which are folding. Fifth edition. [Harris, 711].
First published in 1733 under the title, A Treatise on Carpentry, Elizabeth Harris identifies this as the first comprehensive work on carpentry in English. Helen Park found more copies in eighteenth century America (twenty-seven) than of any other single architectural title. George Washington owned a copy (the 1768 edition). Slight chipping to head of spine else very good.