Builders' Reliable Estimator and Contractors' Guide: A Complete Guide for Pricing All Builders' Work; It contains many tables, rules and useful memoranda. The rules given in this work, show how to measure all kinds of work, before and after construction. How to estimate the cost of any work. How to tell the time the work should take to complete. Tells how much work a man should perform in a day and how much material the work in hand will require. Guide to correct measurements is found in the second part of the work. This shows how all kinds of odd, crooked and difficult measurements may be taken, to secure correct results.
Chicago: Frederick J. Drake & Co. for Sears, Roebuck & Co., 1911. Revised. Cloth over Embossed, Decorated Boards. Octavo, pp. 261 (Hodgson's Estimator and Contractor's Guide), 261 (Guide to Correct Measurements) plus rear section of house plans and publishers' ads (not numbered; about 70 pages). Special exclusive edition printed expressly for Sears, Roebuck & Company, Chicago. Very Good. No DJ. Item #19384
A nice copy of this builder's and contractor's reference guide. The fold-out chart, usually damaged in a book this size, is in excellent condition. From the collection of author Daniel J. Reiff.