Illustrated catalogue of Macfarlane’s castings. Eighth edition. Vol. I.
Glasgow, Walter Macfarlane & Co. nd (c.1933).
8vo. 1 vol (ex 2). 273+(1)pp, numerous litho text ills. Publisher’s cloth, slightly worn, also chipped at head of spine with slight loss of upper blank tips of pages. Roderick Gradidge’s copy, with his bookplate.
The firm of Walter Macfarlane & Co, of The Saracen Foundry, Possilpark, Glasgow, were the best-known British suppliers of decorative ironwork from the late nineteenth century onwards. This volume provides hundreds of illustrations of pipes, gutters and decorative rainwater heads available from stock, and is in a larger format than earlier editions. Although it is described as volume I, it was issued as a single volume with another or others intended to follow later, although these were not published.