This Antique Carpentry Book might be one of my favorites on the subject. It has the best architectural drawings from England, Italy and Russia and in my opinion is worth a rebind if you are collector or lover of building. The engravings are incredible and if I didn't like the book so much I would suggest framing them for an industrial space but, this antique reference book on building, carpentry is complete and ready to be enjoyed.
The full title reads, "ELEMENTARY PRINCIPLES OF CARPENTRY; A Treatise on the Pressure and Equilibrium of Timber Framing, the Resistance of Timber, and the Construction of Floors, Centres, Bridges, Roofs, etc.; with Practical Rules and Examples, and numerous Tables of the Scantlings of Timber for different purposes, the Specific Gravities of Materials etc. to which is added an essay on the nature and properties of timber, including the methods of seasoning, and the causes and prevention of decay, with descriptions of the kinds of wood used in building." By Thomas Tregold, C.E. with an appendix of Various Roofs of Iron and Stone.
Published in London by Crosby, Lockwood and Co, 1886 this revised edition is the 7th edition of this antique book.
The book has brown boards with black incised trim on cover and gold/gilt title on spine. The book has 323 over-sized pages including the index and measures 11 3/8"H X 9 3/8"W.
This carpentry book is profusely illustrated with hundreds of woodcuts and 61 engravings of which many are fold-outs. We tried to show as many as we could in our photos. The engravings are superb and if I didn't like the book so much, they would make incredible prints to frame especially for an industrial space. The architectural drawings show locations in England, Italy and Russia and may be others I am not aware of.
Book Condition Fair to Good. Front hinge Cracked and spine is away almost completely away from cover but book remains tight in binding. No missing pages. A few chipped end pages. Light and even tanning throughout. No odor, rips, tears or intentional stains. Corners bumped. A book that a builder or carpenter will enjoy, and an architect or lover of old things will truly appreciate.
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The Book is Divided into Sections which covers each of these topics below in great depth. I am listing for you to get an idea of the material covered.
Section I - On the Equilibrium and Pressure of Beams
Section II - On the Resistance of Timber
Section III - On the Construction of Floors
Section IV - On The Construction of Roofs
Section V - On the Construction of Domes and Spires
Section VI - On the Construction of Partitions and Frame Houses
Section VII - Temporary Structures. On the Construction of Centres, Scaffolding, Shoring and Coffer-Dams
Section VIII - On Wooden Bridges and Viaducts
Section IX - On Scarfs, Joints, Straps, Bolts, Shoes and Sockets
Section X - On the Nature and Properties of Timber
I Tried to list the all of the plates in the listing but Google said description was too long so I was not able to. I am including including a PARTIAL LIST below.
List of Plates:
PLATE I - Equilibrium and Pressure Beams
PLATE II - Pressure of Beams and Centre of Gravity
PLATE III - Equilibrium and Pressure of Beams and Framing
PLATE IV - Naked Flooring
PLATE V - Untitled - Looks like flooring and joist
PLATE VI - Shows 3 Illustrations - Truss Executed on the Thomas Plate Glass Works, Truss Executed on the Princess Theatre (Oxford Street), Truss Executed at a House in Berkley Square
PLATE VII - Roof Framing Drawings
PLATE VIII - Truss of the Great Russell Street Bloomsbury with Details - FOLD-OUT
PLATE IX - Roofs
PLATE X - Roofs
PLATE XI - Roofs - 2 Drawings - Roof of the Basilica of St. Paul at Rome AND Roof of the Theatre d'Argentina at Rome (Italy)
PLATE XII - Several Drawings - Foot of Russ of Roof over the New Theatre Ancona, Palazzo Vecchio Rome, Cathedral Florence (Italy)
PLATE XIII - Cathedral at Leghorn
PLATE XIV - Section of Roof of New Saloon - Academy of Arts - Florence (Italy)
PLATE XV - Longitudinal Section of Roof of New Saloon - Academy of the Arts - Florence (Italy)
PLATE XVI - Section of the Roof of the Hall - Juvenile Prison Parkhurst
PLATE XVII - Christ Hospital Halls Details of Roof 1821 - FOLD-OUT
PLATE XIX - Great Northern Railway London Terminus - Goods Station - FOLD-OUT
PLATE XX - Roofs
PLATE XXI - Roof at a Riding House Built in Moscow (Russia) FOLD-OUT
I had to remove several plates from this listing because the description was too long for google shopping. but this should give you an idea of content.
PLATE LI - Details of Iron Roof Erected for Mess. Joseph Wentworth & Co. , Manchester FOLD-OUT
PLATE LII - Details of Iron Roof Erected at Galway Terminus M. Gt. Wn. Railway 1851 - FOLD-OUT
PLATE LIII - Details of Abbey Mills Pumping Station FOLD-OUT
PLATE LIV - Abbey Mills Pumping Station Boiler House Roof FOLD-OUT
PLATE LV - Elevation and details of a Truss of a Combined Girder Roof of Cast and Wrought 67' 4" Span FOLD-OUT
PLATE LVI - Details of a Combined Girder Roof of Cast and Wrought Iron Close Up Sections - FOLD-OUT
PLATE LVII - Elevation and details of a Wrought Iron Truss for a Roof 35 ft Span FOLD-OUT
PLATE LVIII - Untitled Extremely ornate illustration looks like it might from a Basilica or Church - FOLD-OUT
PLATE LVII - Another Untitled Extremely ornate illustration looks like it might from a Basilica or Church - FOLD-OUT
PLATE LX - Appears to show a cross section of entrance of building above I believe a church
PLATE LXI - Another View of the Front of the entrance