London: Caxton Publishing Co. Ltd., ca. 1930. Possible First edition. Red Cloth over Boards with Gilt Lettering on Spine. Octavo, Vol. 1 pp. 260, Vol. 2 pp. 228, Vol. 3 pp. 243. Indexed, illustrated with b/w drawings and photos, and photographic color frontispieces. Good+; minimal shelfwear. All three (elusive) dustjackets are present. Item #19959
A thorough compendium of techniques and details of the bricklayer's craft in Britain, including basic construction, materials, arches, cornices, drainage and sewage, tiling, slating, paving, decorative brickwork, estimating, maintenance, and other topics. From the Preface: ""The book is at once comprehensive and detailed, dealing progressively with every branch of brickwork and tile laying. It will be found that problems are discussed about which it is extremely difficult to obtain information elsewhere. A series of chapters on the business side of the trade will be found very useful. The book has been planned so as to enable the bricklayer to become a master of his subject from beginning to end." Each volume has a beautiful color frontispiece, and is richly illustrated with b/w drawings and diagrams.