Part I. Stairbuilding. Preliminary remarks and definitions, classification of stairs Observations on the designing and planning of stairs Construction of straight stairs Construction of quarter-turn newel stairs with winders at the starting Half-turn newelled stairs Half-turn geometrical stairs Stairs for passenger ships Miscellaneous illustrations of stair startings and balustrades, characteristic examples of newel staircases of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries Part II. Handrailing, theoretical and practical. Handrailing (theoretical) Handrailing (practical) System of handrailing by normal sections Part III. Stone stairs. General details of construction Construction of spiral and elliptic stairs Terrace stair with stone balustrade Appendix. Plane geometry. Measurement of angles Construction of the ellipse, parabola, and hyperbola Scales. Solid or descriptive geometry. Planes. Sections and developments.
Includes index. Signed on inside cover and on title page, "T. P. Chandler 1900."
Athenaeum copy: Bound in dark teal cloth with writing in gold. Athenaeum copy: T.P. Chandler library.