Handbook for Lumber and Building Material Dealers.
Rochester, NY: Northeastern Retail Lumbermen's Association, 1929. Original edition. Cloth over Boards. Small quarto, pp 238, indexed, illustrated with b/w drawings. Presentation copy personalized to Frank Parker in gilt on the cover, compliments of Driscoll Brothers; probably the lumber company in Ithaca, New York. Very good; gilt and bottom of spine and front cover worn. Item #19789
This volume was prepared for the use of merchants handling lumber and building materials, and assembled reliable data relating to some of the more common building materials and their uses so that the dealer could find it quickly. Chapters on lumber, mouldings, shingles, cement, concrete, mortar, stucco, building tile, brick, plaster, insulation, glass and mirrors, hardware, nails, sash weights, paint, varnish, stain, and more. Includes some period advertising as well. A handy, compact reference guide.