The Immigrant Builder: Or, Practical Hints to Handymen. Showing Clearly how to Plan and Construct Dwellings in the Bush, on the Prairie, Or Elsewhere, Cheaply and Well, with Wood, Earth, Or Gravel ...
Gold embossed illustration of a log cabin on front cover.
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