Neve, Richard

The city and countrey purchaser and builder's dictionary, or, the compleat builders guide

Shewing the qualities, quantities, proportions and rates or value of all materials relating to building with the best method of preparing many of them. And also the customs and methods of measuring all artificers work concerned in building, together with city and countrey prices, not only of workmanship, but of materials also. The which will be extraordinary useful in making of bargains, or contracts betwixt the workmaster and workman; and likewise in computing the value (or charge of erecting) of any fabrick, great or small. Likewise the explanation of the terms used by most workmen. Together with aphorisms or necessary rules in building as to situation, contrivance, compactness, uniformity, conveniency, firmness and form, etc.
By T. N. Philomath.