The Universal Stair Builder; Being A New Treatise on The Construction of Stair-Cases and Hand-Rails, Showing Plans of the Various Forms of Stairs...Illustrated by 29 Plates. Carpentry, Architect R. A. Cupper.

The Universal Stair Builder; Being A New Treatise on The Construction of Stair-Cases and Hand-Rails, Showing Plans of the Various Forms of Stairs...Illustrated by 29 Plates.

New York: William Gowans, 1858. Third edition. Original Brown Cloth on Boards w/Gilt Lettering & Embossed Design. Folio, (12.25" x 15.25") pp 32 of text plus 29 b/w plates of stair details. Binding in Good+ Condition; small portion of top spine missing; some page foxing. Item #18930

An extremely scarce volume; we've only seen it once before. Beautifully preserved plates showing geometric calculations and designs for traditional stair building. An invaluable book for builders, historians and preservationists.

Price: $275.00

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