New York: Hessling & Spielmeyer, ca. 1890. First American edition. Loose leaf. Elephant Folio (18 5/8 x 13 1/2"). (1) 35 plates. Original string-bound three-quarter red cloth over gray boards; label with black lettering pasted to cover. Title plate with publisher's device. Roman numeral I penciled in front of printed "Series," announcing 30 plates though 35 continuously numbered plates present. American edition with different plates.
The thirty-five plates show examples of capitals, caryatides, stelas, pillars, busts, masks, rosettes, gussets, edges, consoles, friezes, panels, corners, head-mouldings, crownings, top-stones, frames, etc. Designs for architects, modelers, plasterers, porcelain and majolica manufacturers, industrial schools, etc. in photogravure. Descriptive print in margins of plates in German., title page in English. Red cloth at spine and strings lightly frayed, boards with light staining and rubbed. Title plate browned with light wear along edges. Few plates with light foxing in margins not affecting images. Portfolio in overall good-, plates in very good, images in near fine condition. g- to near fine. Item #48183