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.