New York: The Industrial Publication Company, 1882. First edition. Original Boards. 12 mo (5" x 7.5"), pp. 331, indexed w/period ads, illustrated w/charts, includes glossary of architectural terms. Stamped by a previous owner inside the front cover. Very Good. Item #21310
This work was chiefly intended to assist the builder and contractor in making estimates of the cost of work they may be competing for. Besides the hints and aids to the estimator, the book presents a number of valuable tables and memoranda of a useful and scientific kind, taken from standard works by Nicholson, Barlowe, Tredgold, Rankine, Fairbairn, Hodgkinson, Trautwine and others, as well as building information, rules, and recipes for construction, repairs, or decoration of buildings. A classic in the field.