Boston, MA: National Association of Granite Industries of the United States, 1913. First edition. Cloth over Boards. Small quarto, pp 170 (volume 1) pp 123 (volume 2); both volumes illustrated with full page b/w photographs. Both volumes in v.g.original bindings. Item #19944
A thorough examination of New England's use of granite, including famous buildings like Boston's Bunker Hill monument and Minot's Ledge lighthouse. Chapters in volume 1 examine machinery used in quarrying, colonial burial grounds and customs, quarries and their working conditions, and the use of paving blocks. Volume 2 is devoted to historical sketches of every New England granite and monument company, and biographical information about the men who ran these companies. An important work by a noted historian and author.