Publisher: Theo. Audel & Co. New York N. Y.
This is a nice, clean complete first edition set of Audels Plumbers & Steam Fitters Guides, Volumes 1-4, (Copyright in 1925). They are all in good to good++ condition with a leather like cloth soft-covers in green color (rare color), with gold lettering on the spine, and gold page edges (all three sides). The outside covers are in good shape, but have some minor imperfections and wear, like slight color variation to the dark green cover color, but not torn, or detached, very nice. Note the nicely embossed design on the front covers. Volume 1 has a slight corner crease on the back cover, all have slight darkening or staining on the inside blank cover pages, front and back. All have good bindings and hinges, clean pages, no scribbling, torn or missing pages noted, minimal corner wear or minor bumped corners. The pages are clean and white, with the exception of the blank inside cover page area has some minor darkening or age toning. Overall a nice looking, and complete set!
Size of each book: 5.0" x 6.7".
About 1900 pages total, with thousands of diagrams, pictures and instructions on about every known subject on plumbing work in this period, including: Mathematics, physics, measuring devices, materials, sheet metal, tools, lead work soldering, joint wiping, bending beating, sanitation water supply, drainage, sewage disposal, Soil pip and joints, fittings, valves faucets and cocks, fixtures, boiler fittings, marine pipe fitting, flexible water tubing, heating & ventilation, steam heating boilers, refrigeration, air conditioning, oil burners, gas burners, meters etc., gas appliances, drawings, how to read drawings, geometry, pattern cutting, boiler plate work, blacksmithing, brazing, gas engines, oil engines, electric motors, are many of the subjects covered in this set. About the best instruction manuals available at the time they were printed. A top quality used, vintage, complete set!