London: Cassell, Petter, and Galpin, 1860. First edition. Publisher's cloth, gilt title on spine and cover. Octavo, pp. v, 120 w/ 16 pages of publisher's ads, 133 b/w illustrations, some folding. Part of Cassell's Technical Manuals series. A basic pocket book for builders, which details all aspects of building work. Fair, weak binding, front hinge nearly detached, contents sound. Item #323
Aimed at the needs of tradesmen (major sections for the mason, carpenter, etc). Very well illustrated. A very early Davidson title.