This work provides a clear and simple guide to the subject, based on meticulous and beautiful drawings. Organized in three sections, it includes chapters on construction details; methods of working particular structural shapes; both basic and advanced geometry and setting-out. It also includes forms and tables omitted from later editions to be used as templates for costing and estimating work. These are as relevant today as they were in the 1920s. It includes a new introduction by Christopher Weeks.
New Introduction by Christopher Weeks; Foreword by F.E. Drury; Preface; Introduction; Abbreviations. Section I: Constructional and practical masonry; Description of tools; Description of machines in use; Details and construction; Hoisting and setting of stonework; Principles of stone cutting; Building stones. Section II: The geometry of masonry; Plane geometry and setting out; Solid and descriptive geometry and setting out. Section III: Costing and Estimating; Masonry costing and estimating; Glossary; Index.