New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1896. First edition; first thousand. Cloth over Boards. Small quarto, pp. 47, illustrated with b/w drawings, including two fold-out plates, and 16-page publisher's catalog bound in. Very good; some foxing on plates and front end paper. Item #19815
The authors aimed to collect material that had direct application in engineering and architectural practice, and make it available for the student's use. The tools of the mason and stone cutter, and the techniques of stone-cutting and masonry are described with illustrations for easier understanding. The gothic buttress, arches, intersecting arches, arch-culverts, railroad bridge masonry, canal-lock masonry, and architectural stonework are covered in this volume.