New Britain, CT: Russell & Erwin Mfg. Co, 1899. First printing. linen over boards. Quarto (8 x 11). (inconsistent pagination but well over 1000 pages). Subject index, numerical index, list of finishes, index of designs (describing the various casting styles). good+, although professionally rebacked with original boards. Item #44
The most impressive American hardware catalog we have ever offered. With hundreds of door hardware styles, from colonial American through European ornate. In all metals and finishes. Must be seen to be appreciated (see illustrations). Also offering lock sets, store hardware, furniture hardware, mouse traps, fly traps, call bells, cow bells, hogringers (!). With manuscript entry on pastedown "U.S. Engineers Office, Fort Wadsworth, NY. Sept 19, 1914."