Title: Rudimentary Treatise on the Erection of ...
Publisher: Lockwood and Co.
Publication Date: 1874
Book Condition: Good
xvi, 164 printed pages, 32 page publisher's catalogue at the end. Frontispiece and 26 engraved plates. Publisher's list of books on front and rear blue printed endpapers. Some very mild foxing and some page corners creased. Front hinge cracked. Pages very slightly age toned. 11 x 18 cm. Original embossed green cloth. Spine with cracked and slightly worn printed paper label. Boards blind stamped with "Weale's Rudimentary Series. London. Crosby, Lockwood & Co." Upper board with gilt lettering "Erection of Dwelling Houses". Cloth very slightly worn at edges and corners. Some mild handling marks. First published by John Weale in 1860 with a 2nd edition in 1867. This was a pocket-sized book for builders and not many survived. It was published when the major British cities were undergoing a massive private building boom, particularly of Victorian brick, one, two and three bedroomed terrace houses, the majority of which are still occupied to this day. The British Library has an 1860 edition and WorldCat locates the later 1886 and 1892 editions. But this particular edition does not appear to be in any worldwide library holdings itself. Bookseller Inventory # 4295