The joiner's instructor: staircasing & handrailing upon entirely new principles; in two volumes / revised, corrected and enlarged by Joseph Galpin; assisted by many of the most experienced men in the trade.
2 uniform volumes. Cover design "Banks on Staircasing". Blind stamped cloth. 3rd edition. 1856-1857 Originally produced [ in parts ] by Langley Banks, a specialist in staircase carpentry; Banks' own designs account for the first 27 of these plates and are signed; the remainder of the plates are by five other specialists (Mr Clarke, Mr Foster, Mr Galpin, Mr Weston). Vol1 Frontis showing Crystal Palace Staircase, title page, 12pp + 24 plates with facing explanatory texts. Vo. 2 plates 25-53 with facing texts + pp note at end on Mr Weston's handrailing system + 3 fold out plates of newel posts and hand railing examples, these last plates badly foxed. Hard to find set.