New York: Ernest Chandler, 1914. First edition. Cloth over Boards, gilt lettering. Octavo, pp. iv, 325, indexed, illustrated with b/w drawings and photographs. Very Good; soiling on several pages. Item #20884
The writer's advent into the canvas trade began with his association in business with his father, a sailmaker who was identified with American shipping along the Atlantic seaboard for 55 years. In serving an apprenticeship with his father, the author became thoroughly familiar with the technique and practical methods of the canvas trade. Awning construction was lacking any printed work, so the author started by preparing an encyclopedia covering every branch of the canvas-working trade. This is the first publication he made, containing that portion of his work covering awnings and tents. An instructive volume for the manufacturer, and helpful to the purchasing public.