THE MODERN CARPENTER, EIGHT VOLUMES, PROFUSELY ILLUSTRATED, IN FINE PUBLISHER’S ARTS AND CRAFTS STYLE BINDINGS
SUTCLIFFE, George Lister. The Modern Carpenter Joiner and Cabinet-Maker. A Complete Guide to Current Practice. London: Gresham, 1902-04. Eight volumes. Folio (10 by 13-1/2 inches), publisher's dark green cloth stamped in gold, turquoise, black and orange Arts and Crafts design. $1600.
First edition, lavishly illustrated with 108 plates (most in color) and almost 1200 in-text illustrations.
Sutcliffe (1863-1915), a practicing architect, was associated with Edwin Landseer Lutyens, some of whose Hampstead Garden designs he amended and carried out. Includes a section on the character and identification of various woods, with color plates illustrating different types of wood.
Plates and text fine, lovely original cloth in exceptional condition with only most minor wear.