Philadelphia, PA: Henry Carey Baird & Co., 1895. Original edition. Embossed cloth over Boards. Small octavo, pp 254, appendix, with fold-out b/w illustration; 28-page publisher's catalog bound in. Very good; tiny gouge in spine, some light sunning on back cover. Item #19573
This book was intended to place information and models needed by skillful marble workers within their reach, with the hope that it would draw forth essays and attract attention to the art. Topics covered include general qualities and defects of marble, cutting and polishing, plated marbles, stuccos, mosaic paintings, and terraces. An unusually attractive volume: gilt spine is bright, and practically no sign of wear.