Originally written in 1902, by George Ellis, this reprint of the 3rd edition is a very detailed and comprehensive overview of very best practices from the time.
George Ellis was lecturer of carpentry and joinery at the London County Council School of Building. This book represents the distillation of 27 of his lectures.
The book covers a range of aspects of joinery including stairbuilding, handrailing, doors and paneling, windows and shutters.
I would not consider this book a practical “how to” guide for window restorers. Rather, it is a fascinating glimpse of woodworking raised to an extremely high level. I do recommend it for those with a deep interest in woodworking and traditional craftsmanship.
Illustrated with meticulous pen and ink drawings. Ellis is expert at presenting very complex concepts clearly and concisely.