London: Printed and sold by the author, 1783. The third edition with additions by the author. 8vo, pp. iv, 18, (100 full-page plates), [ii], 54. Some professional marginal repairs, but a very good copy bound in modern 3/4 calf with new endpapers.There are a couple of contemporary signatures on the front e.p. and there are two quatrains written on the rear e.p. Item #17853
Pain (1730?-1790?) was a writer on architecture and joinery. His first work chiefly concerned the Chippendale style. He left a number of sons, mostly architects. This work is almost like a trade catalogue with detailed illustrations and a price list for work that would be done.