Every Man His Own Mechanic : A Complete Guide for the Amateur to All Constructive and Decorative Work;
London, Ward, Lock & Co, nd ( c 1920's?); Entirely rewritten and Revised. Hardback. Very good/ No dust jacket. xv, 504pp with coloured frontis , numerous photographic & black/white illustrations plus diagrams. Few light fox marks on prelims. Charters include: Carpentry, Joinery, Fret work ,Veneering, Plumbing, Plastering, Masonary and much more. Green boards with black motif & title on the front & spine. Please note heavy book, some extra postage may be required (Book ref. 18805) £18.00
Internal Plastering. British Standard Code of Practice CP 211 : 1966;
London, British Standards House, 1966; 1st edition. Softcover. 60pp with tables & Appendices. Green covers with black lettering. Very good condition. (Book ref. 12473) £12.00
PLASTERING Plain & Decorative. A Practical Treatise on the Art and Craft, Including Full Descriptions of Materials, Processes and Appliances, and an Account of Historical Plastering. Edited and Remodelled, with new Chapters on Lime Stucco, Modelling and Design in Relief, Modern Plasterwork, Compositions, Etc. By George P Bankart.
Batsford 1927. 4th Ed. Revised and Enlarged. Sm. 4to. xiii + 351pp. + 32pp. publ. catalogue. Numerous practical diagrams, 278 ills. from photos. on 125 plates mostly new to this edition. Some light browning, inscription, original cloth, minor spotting and fading, spine sl. chipped. US$133 (Book ref. 213298) £85.00
PLASTERING Plain and Decorative. A Practical Treatise on the Art & Craft of Plastering and Modelling. Including full descriptions of the various tools, materials, processes, and appliances employed; also of moulded or “Fine” Concrete as used for Fireproof Stairs and Floors, Paving, Architectural Dressings &c. Together with an Account of Historical Plastering in England, Scotland and Ireland, accompanied by numerous examples. With an Introductory Chapter Entitled “A Glimpse of its History,” by G.T. Robinson.
Batsford 1897. 1st Ed. Thick 4to [ii] + xvi + 604pp. + 32pp. publ. adverts. Frontis., 52 plates, 231 text ills. Advert. e.ps., upper hinge tender, sl. shaken, sporadic light spotting, sm. light stain to p.78/9, fore-edge of last couple of leaves of adverts. sl. ragged, original printed cloth soiled. First edition of this highly important reference work. US$281 (Book ref. 212067) £180.00
The New Guide to Masonry, Bricklaying and Plastering Theoretical and Practical
Glasgow, Melbourne and Dunedin: McGready, Thomson & Niven. Nd. c.1872? Probably first edition. 4to. A handsome volume which has been rebound in a maroon half-leather binding lettered and decorated in gilt on the spine. Five raised bands on spine. New end-papers. Pp.xi,440. Extra illustrated title page. 160 plates at end. 346 wood engravings in the text. Intended to be "the most comprehensive and exhaustive Treatise hitherto issued" relating to "the Building Arts". Includes examples from the Universal Exposition in Paris of 1867. A very nice, clean copy. (Book ref. 12849) £150.00
Building Stone Lathing , Plastering, and Tiling Common Brickwork Ornamental Brickwork and Terra Cotta Lighting Fixtures Use and Design of Lighting Fixtures Architectural Design ( I. C. S. Reference Library )
Scranton: International Textbook Company, 1909. Three Quarter Leather. Very Good -/No Dustwrapper. 8vo A tight 9 " by 6 " hardback with cloth reinforced hinges. The dark maroon leather spine has a lot of loss ( the gilt " I. C. S. Reference Library " is dulled but complete , some parts of some of the words of the sections are missing ) and the back hinge is relying on the cloth reinforcement. The There out of four of the leather coners are worn through to the board. The brown endpapers with the overlall red drawings are clean. The text, drawings and plates are generally crisp and clean with only a very few minor pale spots. (Book ref. 024996) £70.00
The new guide to Masonry, Bricklaying and Plastering, theoretical and practical.
London: John G Murdoch, nd [c. 1868]. No edition stated, but presumed first (hardback). 4to (28cm by 24cm), xi, 440pp. Engraved extra title, plus 160 plates (numbered 1-133, A-Z, AA). Half black morocco. The binding is scruffy but intact (spine and boards rubbed and scuffed), there is some minor spotting to the leading edge of the text block, and a handful of text pages have light scuffing to the leading edge, but the contents are generally in good to very good condition. Suitable as a working, reading or binding copy. (Book ref. 19989) £50.00
J. Bebb Ltd - Manufactureres of Quality Mouldings for Half a Century
Original paper wrappers loose on the staples, pencil writing to covers, internally very good. A wonderful 64pp. catalogue of plaster mouldings, the company was established in 1887 and based at 109 Hackney Road London E2. Also included pages from another similar catalogue by H.E. Gaze Limited of Euston Buildings London. (Book ref. 14918) £76.00
The New Guide to Masonry, Bricklaying and Plastering Theoretical and Practical.
London: John G. Murdoch n.d. c.1870. 28.5 by 22.5 cm. iv+440+133 plates+28 plates. Illustrated by 160 plates and 346 wood engravings in text. Bound in half leather and textured cloth. Six panelled spine, raised bands, gilt decorative panels and lettering, marbled fore edges and endpapers. Owners name on prelim, John McKnight 1872. Double title pages, the first showing a decorative architectural portico around the title. Spine professionally restored, showing some wear but overall in good condition, excellent plates. A very heavy book. (Book ref. 13178) £145.00
NEW AND CORRECT COMMERCIAL, ARITHMETICAL, & MISCELLANEOUS TABLES, For the Use of Schools, Counting-Houses, Workshops, Artifices and Mechanics, Tables for reducing the old measures to the Imperial Standard and the Imperial Standard to the old measures. Calculations in Bricklaying, Masonry, Planting, Tiling, Carpentry, Paper-Hanging, Plastering ... Diggings &c., &c. ... curious and scientific calculations on Man, Steam, Railways, Power, Light, Wind &c. ...
Robert Hardwicke N.d. c.. Slim 12mo. 64pp. Contemporary signature to front pastedown and top edge of t.p., some sporadic spotting, inner margin of p.3/4 and 63/64 sl. torn, half cloth with marbled boards, sl. rubbed to extremities. US$39 (Book ref. 205746) £25.00
Bookshop & Art Studio, 1966. Title-page and publisher missing, but includes the Preface to Second Edition, so I guess 1966. Good HB, in fair dj with damp stains, price 25s not clipped. Damp stains to back board too, but pages not affected. Library copy. 147pp with 165 diagrams. Pages clean & tight and all there barring title-page. (Book ref. 65261) £36.00
Four Walls Adorned. Interior Decoration 1485 - 1820.
London. Methuen. 1st edition. 1952. Hardback. Small 4to, 28x19 cms. 120 pages. 8 colour plates, including frontis. Sepia detail drawings in text. Publishers red cloth, black titles on spine. A few very light spots on paste-downs. All pages are clean and fresh. Sound binding and covers. The book is in VG+ condition. The unclipped D.w. has some spotting at top edge and along spine. Small repairs to fray at head of spine and top of flap fold. D.w. in Good+ condition. We specialise in Scholarly Books.. . . **. Business and shop Est. 1970. (Book ref. 8151) £13.65
GENERAL BUILDING REPAIRS, DILAPIDATIONS AND ALTERATIONS.
Fourth and Revised Edition, 1930's? Three 300-400pp volumes, with many plates and technical illustrations in each volume, some charts in volume three, color frontis to each volume, cloth gilt, gilt illustrated & embossed front cover, fine, scarce. SUMMER SALE = ALL PRICES NOW WITH 30% REDUCTION OFF THE LISTED PRICE (Book ref. 30089) £150.00
Plastering: An Encyclopaedia
Blackwell "This book has soft covers.Ex-library,With usual stamps and markings,In good all round condition.Dust Jacket in good condition.This is volume of, 750g, ISBN: " (Book ref. 2103502) £25.16
"Spon's Estimating Cost Guide to Finishings: Painting and Decorating, Plastering and Tiling(Spon's Estimating Costs Guides)"
Taylor & Francis "This book has soft covers.Ex-library,With usual stamps and markings,In good all round condition., 450g, ISBN: 9780415344111" (Book ref. 2405297) £36.92
Rudimentary Treatise on Limes, Cements, Mortars, Concretes, Mastics, Plastering, etc
London: John Weale, 1850. First Edition. Green embossed hardback cloth cover with white title label. G: in Good condition without dust jacket as issued. viii; 124pp :: Numerous b/w illustrations :: 180mm x 110mm (7" x 4") (Book ref. rtr016) £46.00
Practical Masonry, Bricklaying and Plastering
London: Thomas Kelly, 1841. First Edition. Green hardback cloth cover. G : in good condition without dust jacket. Worn covers. Rubbed with marking. Rear board waterstained (cloth rippling). Occasional nicks. Ffep missing. Remains of wax seals on front pastedown. Repaired open tear to water stained rear pastedown. Cracks in inner hinges in several places. Foxed fontis and title page. Marginal light foxing sometimes impinging. Light water stains on some plate edges not impinging. Contents in G condition without dust jacket. vii; 232pp +45plates :: 300mm x 230mm (12" x 9") :: 45 engraved plates (Book ref. 5307) £180.00
EVERY MAN HIS OWN MECHANIC - A Complete Guide for the Amateur to all Constructive and Decorative Work including Carpentry, Joining, Turning, Painting, Glazing, Metal Working, Upholstery, French Polishing, Picture Framing, Fretwork, Veneering, Plumbing, Wood-Carving, Paperhanging, Plastering, Graining, Staining, Masonry, etc.
Ward Lock, London, ND (circa 1920), New Edition, 504pp, [6pp] ads., double page col'd frontis, 32 half tone/line plates, crimson cloth lettered and decorated in black, an unusual use of the word 'mechanic' as can bee seen from the remainder of the title, lightly rubbed at tips, edges a little dusty and browned, eps. sl. discoloured, dustwrapper: rubbed at extrems., with small edge tears and chips at spine ends and cnrs. internally repaired, spine a little sunned, very good plus in a very good dustwrapper, (Book ref. 22461) £14.00
Tools And Materials
Collins & Browns, 1992 First Edition 112pp, VG. An essential visual work of reference for everything from the beginner to the diy enthusiast and professional (Book ref. 30097) £4.00
Estimating for Buildings and Public Works : 11th Edition
UK: Building Estimator Publications, 1949. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. Green cloth hardcover, 524 pages, indexed, illustrated with diagrams and tables. Quanity estimating for building work. Contents clean, tight and bright. Includes 8 page supplement fom the author, entitled "Changes Affecting Labour Costs of Recent Years in 1948." This shows a breakdown of wages for the trades in the building industry, including insurance schemes and bonuses. (Book ref. 12828) £6.00