Condition: Very Good
Manufacturer: Theo. Audel & Co. New York N. Y.
This is a really nice, very clean, very good 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 like new condition. Part of the reason this 4 volume set is in such nice shape is that they were kept in there original shipping cartons, blocked from sunlight, dust, and other contaminants. Pages on all are clean; no tears, scribbling, the gold leaf lettering on the spine and the gold page edges are in great shape. Good tight bindings. The (2) original packaging boxes are in repaired condition with one side section mission on one box top section, otherwise solid enough to continue holding the books if you wish. Both boxes have original mailing labels on them with a USA 10 cent postage stamp on one of them.
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.