Modern Practical Masonry A Comprehensive Treatise on the Practice of the Various Branches of the Craft: General, Monumental, Marble and Granite: For the use of Craftsmen, Students, Teachers, Builders, & Architects.
London, B.T. Batsford 1929
First Edition. xvi + 284pp with over 600 illustrations, 18 plates and 59 photographs. 4to. Cloth covered boards with embossed title on front and spine. Spine partially split and boards a little dusty. Internally vg indeed. One of the classic works in its field, Warland's book remains an essential reference for stone masons and conservation practitioners working with historic buildings. It provides a clear and simple guide to the subject, based on meticulous and beautiful drawings. Organised in three sections, it includes chapters on construction details; methods of working particular structural shapes; basic and advanced geometry and setting out. This first edition also includes forms and tables omitted from later editions to be used as templates for costing and estimating work. These are as relevant today as they were in the 1920s.