Item #22501 A Treatise on Handrailing; comprising three original systems of applying the trammel or string in drawing the face moulds of geometrical, elliptical, and spiral handrails. Also, an original system of applying the tips of the moulds to the edge of the plank, an original system of cylindrical sections: and an original theory of resting points. Attended with an introductory course of geometry, ratios and proportions, exemplified by full and complete demonstrations, and illustrated by twenty plates. Carpentry, L. E. Reynolds.

A Treatise on Handrailing; comprising three original systems of applying the trammel or string in drawing the face moulds of geometrical, elliptical, and spiral handrails. Also, an original system of applying the tips of the moulds to the edge of the plank, an original system of cylindrical sections: and an original theory of resting points. Attended with an introductory course of geometry, ratios and proportions, exemplified by full and complete demonstrations, and illustrated by twenty plates

New Orleans, LA: Hinton & Co., 1849. First edition. Cloth over Boards. Small quarto, pp. 96 plus 20 b/w architectural drawings. Very Good. Item #22501

This book introduces an original theory of resting points, based on Peter Nicholson's system, and several other original systems for designing and constructing handrailing. The author includes detailed drawings to help the reader understand his innovations. "One of the very few Southern publications connected with building." [Hitchcock 993]. Scarce; only found in three institutions.

Price: $800.00

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