New York: Simplex Construction Co., [1912?]. Hardcover. First Edition. 96 pp. 8vo. Green paper covered boards with green cloth spine, gold embossed titling to cover. A very sharp, bright, and clean copy. No dust jacket as issued. Fine.
76 black and white photographs in this trade catalog illustrates the process, load tests, and completed buildings that used the Simplex Concrete Piling System. This small volume peels back the mystery on how some monumental buildings and infrastructure like industrial storage tank were built on sub-standard soils. Pages 89-96 at rear of volume list, by state, buildings upon which the system was used. An important reference in architectural history.