Philadelphia, PA: Nat'l Cinder Conc. Products Assoc. 1925. First edition. Decorated Boards w/cloth backstrip, brown & tipped-in title. Large quarto, pp 208. 120 pages of b/w photographs on concrete masonry buildings, & finish charts, followed by underwriter's laboratories tests and other technical data. 6 pages of "blue prints" showing details. Fair; serious water issues, loose front hinge. Item #20240
An illustrated guide to this versatile building material, which Straub patented, due to its high fireproofing, sound insulation, and other characteristics. The first 120 pages are divided in to portfolio's of residences, schools & churches, institutions, hotels & theaters, banks, & apartment buildings. This is truly an historic publication, now found only in the Library of Congress and a few other libraries.