Mercantile Architecture: Constructional design for warehouses, shops and offices including an appendix shewing the application of hydraulic elevators and lifts
London : B.T. Batsford. 2nd edition, 1885
Title page + 2pp text + 55 plates Small folio. Original cloth with gilt lettering along spine. Cloth a little faded and worn and boards a little bowed else good. Internally very good. First published in 1876 and expanded slightly in 1885. A third edition followed with information on lifting gear included. All editions are uncommon. Ogden's building designs were governed by the need to get the maximum amount of daylight into his buildings. He advocates the value of the book in his own preface drawing attention to the lack of books on the design of buildings in business quarters of industrial cities. The book contains some very original ideas. The author was an architect in the Cheetham-based practice Ogden & Charlton.(Manchester). Dedication copy from the author. Signed in the pencil.