THERE are many kinds of stair-cases; for in some the steps are made straight; in others, winding; in others mixt of both. ... Great care ought to be taken in placing of the staircase in any building; and therefore stair-cases ought to be described, and accounted for justly, when the plan ... taken, it being difficult to find a place convenient for them, that will not at the same time prejudice the rest of the building.
|Title||:||ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA; Or, A DICTIONARY of Arts and Sciences, Compiled Upon a New Plan. In Wich the Different Science and Arts are Digested Into Distinct Treatises Or Systems; and The Various Technical Terms, ... are Explained as They Occur in the Order of the Alphabet. Illustrated with One Hundred and Sixty Copperplates, by a Society of Gentlemen in Scotland. IN THREE VOLUMES. Edinburgh: Printed for A. Bell and C. Macfarquhar; and Fold by Colin Macfarquhar, at this Printing-office, Nicolson Street. M.D.CC.LXXI.|