London: Crosby Lockwood and Son, 1904. Fifth edition, enlarged. Decorated Cloth on Boards, brown. Small quarto, pp. viii, 218 w/ 8 page publisher's catalogue bound in. Illustrated with 52 b/w lithographic plates, comprising about 400 diagrams. Signed by a previous owner in 1911. Very Good+. Item #20259
This work was compiled as a means of introducing the student of masonry to the practical work of everyday life in the workshop and on the building. It was intended to initiate young beginners in the craft into the rules and principles of good masonry. This edition adds two more plates, a glossary of terms, a new section on masonry estimating and quantity surveying, and a new section on building stones, marbles and granites, including carefully compiled lists of stone actually in the market. This book has been treasured for decades, and it is in beautiful condition.