Frederick J. Drake & Co. [Published date: no date listed. Hard cover, two volumes bound into one, 471 pp. plus indexes to both volumes at back. Good in good dust jacket. Small (about 4X6") maroon cloth covered boards with gold lettering on front and spine. Light bumping and scuffing to edges and corners of covers. Binding tight. Pages browned with age but otherwise unmarked. Dust jacket has a few small nicks and tears and creasing along edges. Moderate overall aging, scuffing and soiling to jacket as well. Now in an archival quality Brodart cover. NOT Ex-Library. No remainder marks. Black and white illustrations throughout [From Introduction] While it is not intended to give a history ofthe steel square as far as known, it may not be amiss to say a few words regarding the origin of this useful tool. It is quite evident that many of the prehistoric races understood the use of a square of some kind, for in many of the old buildings and monuments that have come down to us from the time before writing was known, evidences of material having been squared" are as numerous as the old ruins themselves. It is on record that a whole "kit" of .carpenters' tools, with a square included, was found in an Egyptian tomb, dating four or five thousand years before Christ. This is a hoary antiquity, and disposes of the claim made by the Greeks that the tool was the invention of one Theodoiiius, a Greek, of Samos. Theodosius evidently was a mechanic and artist, of some note, and may have improved the square, but he certainly never Invented it. The steel square,however, as we know it, is of comparatively modern growth. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: The Steel Square: A Practical Treatise On ...
Publisher: Frederick J. Drake & Co.
Publication Date: 1111
Book Condition: Good
Book Description Frederick J. Drake & Co. Hardcover. Condition: Good. A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Seller Inventory # GB00K1ENHZAI3N00
Book Description Frederick J. Drake & Co. 0000-00-00. Hardcover. Condition: Fair. B00K1ENHZA Heavy wear. Great deal on a vintage copy!. Seller Inventory # 18-07-22-GOOD-17866-NB
Book Description Frederick J. Drake & Co. 0. Hardcover. Condition: VG. Dust Jacket Condition: VG. DJ creased; otherwise a clean, tight copy; Dark blue boards with gold lettering. Yellow DJ with black lettering. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 471 pages. Seller Inventory # 32192