London: Caxton, n.d. (1920s). First edition. Embossed cloth over boards; gilt lettering. Quarto, pp. 224, 232. Richly illustrated in color and b/w. Index. The original edition, not a reprint, and in unusually nice condition for such large volumes that are often frequently referenced in the field. Very Good in Chipped and Torn DJ. Item #19968
A monumental set on an important building trade! Very comprehensive, written at a time when "the old trade skills" were much more common. A wonderful two volume treatment on the subject. Volume one is in the original (slightly chipped) dust jacket. Volume two has a color copy dust jacket. Nonetheless, a very sturdy and nice set of a hard-to-find publication in the US!