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.