STORCK, J.-Justin (et. al.)

Le Dictionnaire Pratique de Menuiserie, Ebénisterie, Charpente

Paris: n.p.. From 1897/1898.

First edition of Storck's dictionary of carpentry, woodworking and cabinet-making. Issued in nineteen instalments (fascicules). 310x230mm. pp. 972. The pages are unopened and are loose in fifteen green paper wrappers on the front of which is the title page information and on the back, advertisements for other work by J. Justin Storck. Housed in the original folder of green quarter linen and green paper-covered boards. The front board has the title page information printed in black on pale green paper and pasted on. It also has the label of Louis de Meuleneere, 21, Rue du Chene, Bruxelles. This firm was a great Brussels booksellers and the predecessor to Tulkens from where this book was bought when it closed in 2008. Dark green ribbon of the edges of the boards to tie the folder together. The folder is in very good condition with slight marking and shelfwear and some staining to the white endpapers. The green papers wrappers are a little torn in places at the edges and the last one is torn in two at the hinge but could be repaired. The contents themselves are in near fine condition, essentially untouched. An interesting example, in excellent condition of this exhaustive practical study of woodwork, cabinet-making and woodcarving. It contains more than two thousand entries and over three thousand illustrations and took about five years to complete beginning in 1897-98. Storck worked with a team of researchers and writers who are acknowledged on the front cover.

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