Chicago: Sears Roebuck & Co. 1907. First edition. Original Red Cloth on Boards w/embossed design & lettering. 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. Very Good+. Item #18699
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.