Title: Sloan's Constructive Architecture; A Guide ...
Publisher: J.B. Lippincott, Philadelphia
Publication Date: 1859
Edition: First edition.
148 pp. 4to, with sixty-six plates, 32 are colored or tinted lithographs. Glossary. Geometrical Definitions. KARPEL B295. "Before this work appeared in 1859, the standards for carpentry and building construction were largely set by foreign publications, most notably those of Peter Nicholson and Thomas Tredgold. Sloan filled a great need by documenting current American developments, many of which have made contemporary European practices obsolete. He covers domes, roofs, spheres, carpentry, joinery, and the five orders. HITCHCOCK 1198. A lovely copy, clean throughout., but with one caveat; discrete ex-library stamp at lower margin of the Preface page -- no other ex-library marking. Orig. publisher's cloth rebacked; decorated in blind with front cover gilt decoration bright and clean. Near fine. Bookseller Inventory # 17428
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