[Carpentry]. Radford, William (assisted by Woods & Reuther).
Practical Carpentry (2 volume set).
Sears Roebuck & Co.
Octavo, pp. ca 255, pp 264, each volume indexed. Illustrated with b/w construction details and diagrams. Plus 8 pages of publisher's advertisements and approx. 50 house plans of Radford houses in the back of each volume
A very comprehensive set by one of the best writers/tradesmen of his time. The well integrated illustrations make this a practical piece of trade literature, one which gives a wonderful snapshot of the profession at the turn of the century. Includes chapters on wood framing, roof construction, foundations, windows, mouldings, joints, and stairs. In addition, there are a series of questions and answers in the back of each volume. An invaluable reference guide for builders.
Edition: First edition
Binding: Original Red Cloth on Boards w/embossed design & lettering
Condition: Very Good+
Book Id: 18699