[Carpentry]. Bell, William E.
Carpentry Made Easy; Or, The Science and Art of Framing on a New and Improved System. With Specific Instructions for Building Balloon Frames, Barn Frames, Mill Frames, Warehouses, Church Spires, Etc. Comprising also a System of Bridge Building.
Ferguson Bros. & Co.
Small quarto, pp 152. Illustrated by Forty-four Plates and "near Two hundred figures" in b/w. From the library of Richard Candee, author of "Building Portsmouth" and Professor Emeritus at Boston University, and former director of the Preservation Studies Program
An early copy of a classic in quite nice condition. A very famous book, considered by many to have coined the term "Balloon Framing." William Bell, self-designated an "Architect and Practical Builder," reviews principles of carpentry in detail, with exceptionally well drawn examples and diagrams.
Edition: Second Edition, Enlarged & Improved
Binding: Cloth over Boards, brown w/gilt lettering
Condition: Good+, w/some minor wear and foxing
Book Id: 18602