Philadelphia: L. D. Ware, 1872. First edition. Hardcover. Ex-library. 8vo. xiv,368,,pp. Bound in modern blue cloth with gold lettering on spine. Fascinating work on the art of carriage building. Illustrated with b/w double-, full-page and in-text diagrams and few drawings. "Adapted to the wants of every person directly or indirectly connected with the manufacture of carriages. Written and revised by practical men of acknowledged ability and long experience in their several departments." Library call number in white near tail of spine. Ex-libris on inside of front board, perforated library stamp on title-page. Few closed tears on title-page. Minor age toning to outer edges of interior pages. One double-page plate separated in 2 pieces. Title-page loose but present. Overall very good condition. vg. Item #21502
"The design of this work is to place in the hands of carriage-makers a clear, concise, and perfectly reliable book of reference, containing instructions in the most important matters connected with the four several branches of the trade."