Condition: Very Good
Manufacturer: Theo. Audel & Co. New York N. Y.
This is a very nice, clean set of Audels Carpenters and Builders Guides with a complete set of 4 volumes all copyright in 1923, all are first editions, all printed and bound the same as in 1923, all the same text, size and cover design. One of my favorite reference book sets for information on building and carpentry techniques from the 1920's. The 1st volume is very good for information on tools of that days and how to care for them. Each book is 5" x 6.7" has a black leather like pressed cloth semi soft boards, gold gilt spine lettering; pages are tipped in gold gilt on all three sides. All are in very good condition, except volume 4, it is in good+ condition, due to the back cover having a repaired inside paper and a fold line that can be seen in the photo of the back covers, otherwise very good condition. All volumes, covers are clean, spines are tight and straight. Pages on all are clean; except for the past owner's name and adress in the inside cover blank paper of each volume. All have very good gold pages edges. Overall is very good condition on the set, (not mint due to the fold line mentioned, all are clean, not musty. A nice set of books covering tools, steel square, cutting tools, saw sharpening, nails, screws, joinery, furniture, math, drawings, estimating, house and roof framing, layout, foundations, doors, windows, stair building, mill-work, painting, etc. Lots of good information.