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Builders Vade Mecum

The Builder's Vade Mecum is a snapshot of the architectural and construction industry during the mid 18th century. Essentially a compendium of rates and quantities for the various building trades, Salmon provides an introduction to each trade and gives examples on how craftsmen might calculate the prices for quantities of materials relevant to their trade.

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  • Date Published

    08 March 1753

  • Publication Types

    Research, Historic Publication

  • Author(s)

    William Salmon

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