Arts / Antique & Vintage Books / A Manual of the Timbers of the World , their characteristics and uses by Alexander L Howard Alexander L Howard Macmillan & Co, 1934 second edition of the 1920 first publication: Green cloth hardcover approximately 5.75 x 9 inches tall: 672 pages: black and white photographic illustrations. Synopsis: Described in the preface as 'undertaken for the same reason as  the first edition, namely to supply a clearly arranged Handbook which will give information regarding those timbers which have been, or are expected to be, used in works of art or utility'  this encyclopaedia of the world's timbers, first compiled in the 1920s, contains a 585 page section listing each variety with description, characteristics, geographical location, uses, economic aspect, and weight per dry cubic foot. 90 black and white photographic illustration support the text and the volume includes detailed classification of timbers according to country of origin, an index to scientific names, an index to vernacular names, a general index, and a bibliography. Condition: cover marked and worn, with rippled fabric and rubbed edges and corners: binding rather frail with some  separation to both front and back endpaper hinges: front endpapers marked by adhesive strips (now removed): contents very clean: overall acceptable and collectable. Please note a heavy book: shipping surcharge will apply. used books
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  • Book Title: A Manual of the Timbers of the World , their characteristics and uses
  • Author: Alexander L Howard
  • ISBN: MW0007269
  • Publisher: Macmillan
  • Year Published: 1934
  • Our Price: £33.00 GBP ($54.78 USD)
  • Description: Macmillan & Co, 1934 second edition of the 1920 first publication: Green cloth hardcover approximately 5.75 x 9 inches tall: 672 pages: black and white photographic illustrations. Synopsis: Described in the preface as 'undertaken for the same reason as the first edition, namely to supply a clearly arranged Handbook which will give information regarding those timbers which have been, or are expected to be, used in works of art or utility' this encyclopaedia of the world's timbers, first compiled in the 1920s, contains a 585 page section listing each variety with description, characteristics, geographical location, uses, economic aspect, and weight per dry cubic foot. 90 black and white photographic illustration support the text and the volume includes detailed classification of timbers according to country of origin, an index to scientific names, an index to vernacular names, a general index, and a bibliography. Condition: cover marked and worn, with rippled fabric and rubbed edges and corners: binding rather frail with some separation to both front and back endpaper hinges: front endpapers marked by adhesive strips (now removed): contents very clean: overall acceptable and collectable. Please note a heavy book: shipping surcharge will apply.
  • Condition: See Above
  • Dustcover: No
  • Binding: Hardback
  • Type: Used Books

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