Asher Benjamin, The American Builder's Companion: A Reprint of the Sixth (1827) Edition with 70 Plates, reprinted by Dover Publications, New York, 1969. Softcover, 8 1/8 inches by 11 inches, 9 page introduction + 114 pages. Includes index; 70 plates, containing over 375 figures.
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The American Builder's Companion is an excellent resource for designs for interior details: decorative cornices, moldings, banisters, ceiling ornaments, mantels, and staircases; designs for the orders of columns (Tuscan, Doric, Ionic, Corinthian, and Composite); as well as designs for windows, doors, and doorways. The book also features plans for churches, meeting-houses, country homes, and town houses, primarily in the Federal, Adam, and Classical styles.
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