Gerbier, Balthazar (1592?-1667) Counsel and Advise to all Builders; for the Choice of their Surveyours, Clarks of their Works, Bricklayers, Masons, Carpenters, and other Work-men therein Concerned. London: Printed by Thomas Mabb, dwelling on St. Pauls-Wharff neer the Thames, 1663. First edition, octavo, pages slightly rippled, bound in full modern calf, neatly ruled in gilt, 5 1/2 x 3 3/8 in.
"An exact Architect must have the Art of Drawing and Perspective; ought to know what appertains to each Inhabitants Conveniency: Since there is a vast difference between the House of Prayer, and a Prince's Palace, and meaner Habitations, nor is a Laboratorium for a Chymist fit either for Baking or Brewing."
a1, b7 (without leaf marked b3), a2-8, c-g8 (thirty-nine dedicatory epistles, one contents leaf), B-H8.
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