The book looks old, but simple. Bordered in brown fabric with golden letters on it. Everything is written in a serif font. The book has about the size a little bigger than A4 and is moderately thick. The titles consist of an elegant, ornate font and almost each page has finely painted illustrations.
It is about the art of carpentry and dates back to the year 1650. At that time a lot was still built with wood, which was often done by the guilds. It covers many different aspects of house building and carpentry, including the tools you need and different kinds of buildings.
The book has a clear table of contents that organizes the book in 37 chapters. First, different types of carpenters are treated. Then, different buildings and how to build their structure. On the last pages the 5 columns Corinthian, Ionic, Doric, Tuscan and the composite order are discussed an presented, with big, detailed illustrations.
Altogether the book has 147 illustrations, some so large that they occupy 2 full pages. Often, even at the beginning of a chapter, the titles are very beautifully illustrated, but I didn’t count that. The book has 211 pages.