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Neve, Richard

The city and country 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. Also the customs, and methods of measuring of all artificers work, concern'd in building. Together with the city and country prices not only of workmanship, but of materials also. The which will be extraordinary useful in making of bargains, or contracts betwixt the work-master and work man; and likewise in computing the value (or charge of erecting) of any fabrick, great or small. Likewise the explanation of the terms of art used by most workmen. Together with aphorisms, or necessary rules in building, as to situation, contrivance, compactness, uniformity, conveniency, firmness, and form, &c.
The second edition, with additions