John Leeds manuscript
Scope and Contents
Description adapted from book dealer description: This collection consists of a bound manuscript volume titled John Leeds his Book of Mensuration of Board, Timber, Glass, Pavement, Wainscot, and Plastering, and Tyling and Measuring of unequal sided Timber, also, the Groundwork for Measuring of Brickwork, and Bringing any Wall to the Standard Thickness and these are all Performed by the Pen and Sliding Rule and Gunters Rule or Line, which this Book may be Called the Master Builder.
This volume may be an original manuscript compiled by a working measurer. The approximate date is 1730. The manuscript consists of 155 leaves (310 pages). The text is occasionally illustrated with diagrams. Written in brown and sepia ink. Full vellum.
- Leeds, John (Person)
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0.167 Cubic Feet (1 bound volume)
Language of Materials
This collection consists of a single bound volume, which may be an original manuscript compiled by a working measurer. The approximate date is 1730. The manuscript consists of 155 leaves (310 pages). The text is occasionally illustrated with diagrams.
This item was purchased.
Finding aid prepared by Kelly Spring in November 2009.
- Guide to the John Leeds manuscript
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