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 good++ to very good condition. Number 3 is in good++ condition, covers are clean, spines are tight and straight but there are two minor issues, one on the front top cover shown in photo, a small notch in the leather, and the other is two numbers written in red ink in the inside front blank page, otherwise. Volume 3 shows the most wear and it looks pretty good overall. Volume one has a very small rub on the spine just left of the Carpenters gold leaf text on the spine. Most likely was bumped into something sharp, but didn't cut all the way through. Appears like a minor issue. This set is about the best set for gold page edges that we have seen in a while. Very nice! As you can see in the pictures there is very little exterior wear on this set, but some minor edge wear on the cover noted. Pages on all are clean; no tears, scribbling, On all books, some minor age toning on the pages. Good tight bindings. Very good gold pages edges. Overall is very good condition on the set, 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.