Original antique hardcover book: Stair Building Made Easy
By: Fred T. Hodgson
Published by: The Industrial Publication Company of New York
Book measures 5 1/8 inches wide x 7 1/2 inches tall, with 123 pages.
Foreword: Being a Full and Clear Description of the art of Building the Bodies, Carriages and Cases for All Kinds of Stairs and Steps. Together with Illustrations Showing the Manner of Laying Out Stairs, Forming Treads and Risers, Building Cylinders, Preparing Strings, with Instructions for Making Carriages For Common, Platform, Dog-Legged and Winding Stairs.
To Which is Added An Illustrated Glossary of Terms used in Stair Building,and Designs for Newels, Balusters, Brackets, Stair Mouldings and Sections of Hand Rails.
Numerous illustrations throughout.
Inside first 4 pages, a previous owner has used a red hand stamp profusely.
I believe the stamp says:
Original green boards. Book is in good to very condition with some age toning, light soiling and wear to covers. Binding is tight.
Antique original Madame La Fontaine's How To Write Love Letters. Published by Shrewesbury Publishing Co. of Chicago. Copyright 1914, by Charles Shrewesbury.
A Book of First Aid to Lovers. For Men and Women who desire a Successful Courtship and a Prompt and Happy Marriage.
With Many Model Letters for the Guidance of Lovers under All Circumstances of Courtship, Proposal, Acceptance, Rejection, Jealousy, Quarrel, Making-up, etc., etc.
Softcover book measuring 4 3/4 inches wide x 7 1/4 inches long, with 152 pages.
Condition is good with some soiling and wear to cover. Tear at top and bottom of spine. Interior pages are good with a few dog eared pages, a couple of page numbers circled in pencil, and some soiling and age toning.