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Operative masonry or, A theoretical and practical treatise of building; containing a scientific account of stones, clays, bricks, mortars, cements, &c.; a description of their component parts, with the manner of preparing and using them. The fundamental rules in geometry, on masonry and stone-cutting, with their application to practice. Illustrated with forty copper-plate engravings. by Edward Shaw

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Published by Marsh, Capen & Lyon in Boston .
Written in English

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  • Masonry

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Edition Notes

StatementBy Edward Shaw.
SeriesAmerican culture series -- 37.5.
The Physical Object
Pagination140 p.
Number of Pages140
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17495108M
OCLC/WorldCa6770786

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