New York: Charles Scribner, 1855. First edition (third thousand). Original Brown Embossed Cloth. 12 mo (5 1/2 X 8), pp. x, 443, illustrated w/drawings, frontspiece, Hitchcock 1367. Signed by original owner on front endpaper. Fair, cover worn on edges, missing page 265, backstrip torn. Item #2285
One of the earliest books to describe balloon framing. The author emigrated to America from England in the 1840s and became one of the originators of the Stick style. Attractive plates.