London. Caxton Publishing Company. No date. Ca. 1910.
6 VOLUMES, double and single page color plates, numerous black and white plates, plans and in-text illustrations, approx. 200 pp each, index, 11 3/4 x 9 inches, gilt decorative cloth-covered boards (hardbound). Ex-library with minimal markings (small paper label at base of spine and occasional small stamps), rubbing to covers with boards exposed at corners, short splits to ends of spine, toning to endpapers, light fingerprint marks to a few pages; a good serviceable set with clean interiors. Not limited to British buildings, a chapter on "The Steel Framework of Buildings" includes an image of the Flat Iron building in New York under construction. Sections include "School and Hospital Planning", "The Law of Easements", "Heating, Ventilating, and Lighting", "Steel Construction", "Town Houses, Shops, and Offices", "The Planning of Cottages and Country Houses", "Public Buildings", "Ecclesiastical Buildings", "Armoured Concrete and Masonry Construction", "Australian Planning and Construction", "South African Planning and Construction" and a section on miscellaneous buildings including fire houses, theatres, hotels, stables, dairies, library fittings, laundry fittings, fire stations, etc. Color plates include "Aldershot Fire Station" and "Suggestions for Ornamental Tiles by the Pilkington Tile & Pottery Co." Double page illustrations include "Design for a Draper's Shop", "Design for a Mineral Spring and Swimming Baths at Spa", "Joiners Details of Door and Window" and an illustration showing domestic interiors. Item #34606