The builder's companion, and workman's general assistant : demonstrating, after the most easy and practical method, all the principal rules of architecture, from the plan to the ornamental finish : illustrated with a greater number of useful and familiar examples than any work of that kind hitherto published : with clear and ample instructions ... : the whole correctly engraven on 102 folio copper-plates, containing upwards of seven hundred designs ... / by William Pain, architect and joiner.

Collection Type

  • Books and periodicals




[3], 81 [i.e. 104] leaves (4 folded) : ill., plans ; 40 cm. (fol.)


Descriptive Terms

Architecture Early works to 1800.


Pain, William, 1730?-1790?


London : Printed for the author, and Robert Sayer ...


[3], 81 [i.e. 104] leaves (4 folded) : ill., plans ; 40 cm. (fol.)


First published, 1758. Cf. BLC.
Signatures: pi1 [A]p2s Bp2s. Followed by the 102 plates.
Three prelim. leaves (unpaged) and the first 2 leaves of the main work (paged 1-4) are printed fom type. The remainder of the work is engraved throughout; the leaves are called pages and numbered 5-81, with 25 unnumbered leaves interpolated.

Call Number

Rare Browne NA2515.P18 1762 c.1
Rare NA2515.P18 1762 c.2

Variant Title

Builder's companion.