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A Selection of our best titles for January, 2018
 
Welcome to our inaugural newsletter for 2018!  It is a typical January on Boston's North Shore:
We shoveled ca 24" of snow in 50 mph winds, followed by sub-zero temps, and then 60 degrees and 2 inches of rain.
This month's offering features some wonderful (and uncommon!) titles from the personal reference library of our colleague, customer and friend, Richard M. Candee.  Richard is Professor Emeritus of American and New England Studies at Boston University, where he taught historic preservation and vernacular architecture, and directed the Preservation Studies Program for thirty years.  Richard has always been active in New England architectural history, but since retirement his research focus has moved to curating exhibitions on regional and folk artists in Maine and New Hampshire and to studies in the history of knitting machines and that industry.  We are fortunate to have acquired much of his preservation-related library.  I am especially drawn to his copy of his master thesis, "Materials toward a History of Housepaints: the Materials and Craft of the Housepainter in Eighteenth Century America."
 
Happy Browsing!

Steven 

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Tab le of Contents
New Arrivals
Construction Methods & Materials  
Building Trade Catalogs
Architecture
Sale Publications
New Arrivals
 
1.
Modern California Houses - Case Study Houses, 1945-1962. 
McCoy, Esther. 
[California].  
Modern California Houses -  
Case Study Houses, 1945-1962.  
McCoy, Esther.  
New York: Reinhold Publishing Corp. 1962. First edition. Oblong small quarto, pp 215. Illustrated with 220+ b/w photographs, architectural plans and drawings throughout. Dark brown endpapers. Original beige cloth on boards w/illustrated Dust Jacket. Very Good in Good DJ. This volume of modern Californian homes begins at the end of World War II. John Entenza, the editor of "Arts & Architecture" commissioned a group of architects to experiment with new materials, techniques and designs. Included among the Case Study Houses are homes by Charles Eames, Pierre Koenig, Craig Ellwood, Eero Saarinen and many other innovative, modernist architects  and designers. This is a scarce and invaluable text for architects, historians, and preservationists.  
(18586)    $160.00  
 
2. 
Bungalowcraft "Homes, Not Houses"
Spanish, Stucco, Colonial & Swiss Chalet Bungalows A Book on the Spanish, Stucco, Colonial and Swiss Chalet Bungalow building in its latest development.  
The Bungalowcraft Company.  
[California].  
Bungalowcraft "Homes,  
Not Houses" - Spanish, Stucco, Colonial & Swiss Chalet Bungalows A Book on the Spanish, Stucco, Colonial and Swiss Chalet Bungalow building in its latest development.  
The Bungalowcraft Company.   Los Angeles, CA: The Bungalowcraft Co., 1923. 14th Edition. Oblong small quarto, pp 56. Illustrated on each page with b/w photographs, exterior perspectives, and architectural floor plans of "Charming Bungalows of Los Angeles, Pasadena and adjacent towns." From the library of Richard Candee. Color Pictorial Wraps, pale yellow. Very good+. An exceptionally scarce and attractive plan book with designs, photographs and plans for  the most popular residential styles in California. The detailed images show the building materials and architectural elements such as roofing, windows, and entranceways; as well as the landscaped sites. (18599)    $175.00
 
3. 
To the Tower: Tribune Square Chicago.  
Chicago Tribune.  
[Midwestern U.S.].  
To the Tower: Tribune Square Chicago.  
Chicago Tribune.  
Chicago, IL: Chicago Tribune, 1924. First edition. Quarto, 12" x 7 1/2". pp 15. Illustrated title page and 6 full page b/w architectural illustrations. Deckled edged, Black end papers. From the library of Richard Candee. Black cloth with embossed gilt design & lettering. . Very Good+. An exceptionally uncommon and beautiful edition of this volume commemorating the award of the 1922 design competition for the Chicago Tribune Tower. Beautifully illustrated with perspective renderings, elevations, thumbnail sketches, city vistas, and a typical floor plan. (18596)    $525.00 
   
  


4.
Artistic Homes in City and Country with Other Examples of Domestic Architecture.
Fuller, Albert W.; Wheeler, Wm. Arthur - Architects
[Architectural Monograph].
Artistic Homes in City and Country with Other Examples of Domestic Architecture.
Fuller, Albert W.; Wheeler, Wm. Arthur - Architects
Boston, MA: James R. Osgood and Co., 1891. Fifth Edition and Revised Edition. Oblong Folio,  With Seventy (70) Full-page illustrations (heliotype printing) from original drawings and photographs. From the library of Richard Candee.  Original brown cloth w/gilt lettering. Good w/some fraying & wear along the edges.
This superbly illustrated portfolio of Albert Fuller and William Arthur Wheeler's projects showcases their designs for private homes, a chapel and crematorium, the YMCA Building in Albany, the D & H Railway Station in Slingerlands, NY; among others. Each building is depicted with b/w exterior and interior photographs, floor plans, and beautifully detailed pen & ink drawings by Fuller himself. This is a very uncommon volume - in exceptionally nice condition - a trove of historical materials. (18607)    $475.00

5. 
Reinforced Concrete in Factory Construction.  
The Atlas Portland Cement Company.   
[Concrete & Cement].  
Reinforced Concrete in Factory Construction.  
The Atlas Portland Cement Company.  
New York: Atlas Portland Cement Co., 1913/1907. Seventh Edition. Octavo, pp 246. b/w photographs, construction drawings, plans, sections, and details throughout the volume. From the library of Richard Candee.  Pictorial Wraps, Grey Stock. Very Good.  A study of the use of reinforced concrete in factories, its advantages and disadvantages - particularly with regard to various locations. Each chapter is a case study of a unique building with particular structural characteristics. Examples include the Ketterlinus Lithographic Manufacturing Co. in Philadelphia with its saw-toothed roof; the Boston Woven Hose and Rubber Co. Plant; and the Bush Terminal Building in South Brooklyn. This is an invaluable and very scarce book for engineers, builders, and historians. (18580)    $275.00

6. 
The NATCO Double House, Semi-Detached - Attractive, Economical, Durable, Fireproof.  
National Fireproofing Company (NATCO).   
[Masonry].  
The NATCO Double House, Semi-Detached - Attractive, Economical, Durable, Fireproof.  
National Fireproofing Company (NATCO).  
Pittsburgh, PA: National Fireproofing Co., 1914. First edition. Small quarto, pp 80. b/w exterior perspectives and photographs, with floor plans on each page. One page of tile and block details. Designs submitted from a national competition. From the library of Richard Candee.  Color Pictorial Wraps. Very Good+.  A beautifully illustrated collection of residential designs for duplexes, semi-detached houses and other low rise housing types made from NATCO hollow tiles. These tiles were "hard-burned" clay blocks with insulating spaces inside. The exteriors were usually finished with stucco or occasionally with brick veneer. A very attractive and uncommon publication with award winning designs. (18579)    $200.00
 
7.
The Practical Painting Guide - A New Book of Useful Information.  
Wadsworth Howland & Company.   
[Paint].  
The Practical Painting Guide - A New Book of Useful Information.  
Wadsworth Howland & Company.  
Malden, MA: Wadsworth Howland & Col, Inc., 1933. First edition. Quarto, pp 32. 5 Color Charts - for Exterior paints, Exterior body & trim colors, for stucco, concrete and brick finishes, for wall & ceiling finishes, and for mottle tone wall effects; also a reference chart for coordination with furnishings. Color illustrations and sepia toned illustrations on every page.  Color Pictorial Wraps, Yellow/green/white. Good+.
An outstanding, color manual with striking color charts, illustrations of painting methods, interior space arrangements, recommended window treatments, and more. This company was the manufacturer of "Bay State Paints' as well as a supplier of artists' materials and stationary based in Boston and Malden, Massachusetts. A one of kind trade piece from the 1930's. (18591)    $135.00

8.
Good Houses - Typical Historic Architectural Styles For Modern Wood-Built Homes.
Russell F. Whitehead, Architect.
[Pattern Book].  
Good Houses - Typical Historic Architectural Styles For Modern Wood-Built Homes.   
Russell F. Whitehead, Architect.  
St. Paul, MN: Weyerhaeueser Forest Products, 1922. First edition. Quarto, pp 63. with two toned photographs and b/w floor plans on each page. Illustrated by Birch Burdette Long, who worked with FL Wright, Albert Fellheimer, and Henry Bacon. Cardboard Covers, light grey. Good, w/some minor spotting.   In this volume of wood homes, 17 houses of "distinct architectural style" are adapted. They include New England Colonial, American "Prairie" Style, and Bungalow Types. This is a unique and uncommon plan book, well illustrated, with historical explanations. 
(18582)    $75.00
 
9.
A Treatise on the Blasting and Quarrying of Stone for Building  
and Other Purposes;
With the Constituents and Analyses of Granite, Slate, Limestone, and Sandstone  
to Which is Added Some Remarks on the Blowing Up of Bridges.  
Burgoyne, Gen. Sir John.  
[Stone].  
A Treatise on the Blasting and Quarrying of Stone for Building and Other Purposes; With the Constituents and Analyses of Granite, Slate, Limestone, and Sandstone to Which is Added Some Remarks on the Blowing Up of Bridges.  
Burgoyne, Gen. Sir John.  
London: Crosby Lockwood and Son, 1874/1904. Later edition. 16 mo, pp. vii, 136 + pp. 16 catalog of Weale's Rudimentary Series and pp. 32 catalog of the publisher's other works. Index, illustrated with b/w in-text figures. Original Cloth Covered Embossed Boards, beige. Good condition, w/mild rubbing, foxing. Another popular title in Weale's Rudimentary Series, an educational book series made up of standard works in classics and science. Topics include quarrying & blasting stones, tunnelling, the uses of stones in buildings, and the demolition of bridges in Spain. There is an extensive bibliography of Weale's publications in the back of this volume. A very uncommon and invaluable guide.  
(18590)    $110.00
   
10.
Lumberville Granite Company - Technical Reports on the properties, strength, etc. of the stone.  
Haupt, Lewis M.; Garrison, F. Lynwood; Penrose,R.A.F.; Stillman, Thos. B.  
[Stone].  
Lumberville Granite Company - Technical Reports on the properties, strength, etc. of the stone.  
Haupt, Lewis M.; Garrison, F. Lynwood; Penrose,R.A.F.; Stillman, Thos. B.  
Philadelphia, PA: Lumberville Granite Co., 1894. First edition. 16 mo, pp 30. Stapled Wraps. Very Good+. A detailed series of scientific and technical reports by several engineers, a geologist and a chemist, compiled by this granite company. Topics covered include the classification of the stone, test results for density and porosity, analysis of the rocks' structure, and serviceability. A very scarce publication in exceptionally nice condition. (18598)    $110.00



11.
Futurama.  
General Motors Company.   
[New York]       
Futurama.  
General Motors Company.  
New York: General Motors Co., 1940. First edition. Oblong Octavo, pp. 29. Illustrated with b/w photographs from the exhibit. Staplebound B/W Pictorial Wraps. Very Good+. A marvelous souvenir guidebook to GM's famous Highways and Horizons exhibit at the New York World's Fair, with its massive exhibition hall designed by Norman Bel Geddes. A remarkable look at the incredible future world of 1960! (18601)    $45.00  
 
12.
Bamboo Work, Comprising the Construction of Furniture, Household Fitments, and Other Articles in Bamboo, With Numerous Engravings and Diagrams.  
Paul N. Hasluck (Editor).  
[Furniture].  
Bamboo Work, Comprising the Construction of Furniture, Household Fitments, and Other Articles in Bamboo, With Numerous Engravings and Diagrams.  
Paul N. Hasluck (Editor).  
London: Cassell and Co., Ltd., 1901. First edition. 16 mo. pp 160, indexed. Beautifully illustrated throughout with 177 b/w line drawings.  Cloth over Boards, aqua w/embossed design & lettering. Good with minor wear. A charming illustrated book on bamboo furniture covering its source and uses; how to work it; tables; chairs; seats; bedroom furniture; racks and stands; cabinets and bookcases; window blinds; and more.
(18573)    $75.00 
   
Construction Materials & Methods
 
13.
Architectural Iron Design and Detailing.  
(as required by the laws of New York)  
Driscoll, Daniel M. (Instructor in Ornamental Iron Detailing, Mechanics Institute, NYC).   
[Metal].  
Architectural Iron Design and Detailing. (as required by the laws of New York) 
Driscoll, Daniel M. (Instructor in Ornamental Iron Detailing, Mechanics Institute, NYC).  
New York: D. Van Nostrand Co., 1926. First edition. Oblong quarto, pp 349. b/w construction details and illustrations of iron designs throughout. Illustrated frontispiece showing wrought iron gates in Pasadena, California. Original Cloth on Boards, teal w/black design. Good+ w/minor rubbing along edges. An advanced guide to the design and construction of iron products including the relevant building regulations of the day. This book was intended for use in the shop, in the field and in the "drafting room." A very uncommon volume, profusely illustrated with technical drawings. (18587)    $275.00 
 
14.
The Technology of Marble Quarrying, Bulletin 106,  
Mineral Technology 13.   
Bowles, Oliver.  
[Stone].  
The Technology of Marble Quarrying, Bulletin 106, Mineral Technology 13.    
Bowles, Oliver.  
Washington, D.C.: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, 1916. First edition. Octavo, pp 174, indexed. Generously illustrated with b/w photographs, drawings, and diagrams throughout. Stock Covers, light green. Very Good+. A thorough study of the marble industry's methods, using the data gathered from 64 active marble quarries in Minnesota. Its purpose was to present efficient, economical ways of producing and preparing the stone. Also included are some applications to limestone quarrying methods.  
An uncommon and invaluable guide to this industry.  
(18572)    $150.00
 
15.
Many Examples of the Use of Decorative Concrete Stone.  
Economy Concrete Company.  
[Concrete & Cement].  
Many Examples of the Use of Decorative Concrete Stone.  
Economy Concrete Company.  
New Haven, CT: Economy Concrete Co., 1911. Large quarto, pp 70. b/w photographic plates on each page. Original Cloth on Boards, dark green w/gilt lettering. Good, w/some frayed and chipped edges @ bottom & corners. The contents of the photographic portfolio are divided into buildings at West Point, churches in New York, Massachusetts and the Mid-Atlantic regions, colleges and schools, homes, and other miscellaneous categories. The photographs include both exterior and interior details of early twentieth century structures. (18588)    $135.00 
 


16.
Early Stucco Houses.  
Cardiff, Joseph A. F.  
[Concrete & Cement].  
Early Stucco Houses.  
Cardiff, Joseph A. F.  
New York: Atlas Portland Cement Co., 1916. First edition. Quarto, pp. 20. Illustrated with b/w photographs. Pictorial Wraps, b/w. Good, w/some small tears on back cover.
Very scarce in the original edition, this trade piece is clearly a precursor to the White Pine series of architectural monographs, down to the cover typography. This monograph covers the use of stucco in American homes of the Colonial period in and around Philadelphia. A section on Modern Stucco Specifications to be used as a guide for architects concludes the piece. A remarkable item on a material that is not often represented in the literature. (18603)    $80.00   
 
17.
Radford's Portfolio of Details of Building Construction
A Remarkable and Unique Collection of Full-Page Plates, Accurately Drawn and Reproduced to Exact Scale, Showing Clearly Every Detail of Modern Building Construction and Finish for Residences of Every Type.
Radford, William A.  
[Building].  
Radford's Portfolio of Details of Building Construction
A Remarkable and Unique Collection of Full-Page Plates, Accurately Drawn and Reproduced to Exact Scale, Showing Clearly Every Detail of Modern Building Construction and Finish for Residences of Every Type.  
Radford, William A.  
Chicago: The Radford Architectural Company, 1911. First edition. Quarto, pp. 200, indexed, richly illustrated w b/w plans and drawings, 185 full-page plates. Pictorial Yellow Cloth over Boards. Very Good w/ light edgewear, interior clean and crisp.
Very nice copy of scarce first edition, a rich sourcebook on everything to do with building. Sections include: "Details of Construction and Finish," Details of Frame and Masonry Construction," "Details of Miscellaneous Building," and "How to Make 1,001 Useful things." (18581)    $150.00
 
18.
The Practical Plasterer - A Compendium of Plain and Ornamental Plaster Work With useful Recipes and a Glossary of Terms. 
Kemp, Wilfred (Plasterer). 
[Plastering].  
The Practical Plasterer - A Compendium of Plain and Ornamental Plaster Work With useful Recipes and a Glossary of Terms.
Kemp, Wilfred (Plasterer).  
London: Crosby Lockwood and Son, 1904. Second edition. 12 mo, pp 184. 52 b/w illustrations. A volume from the Building & Architecture publications of Weale's Scientific & Technical Series. Cloth over Boards, light tan w/black lettering. Good condition, bright pages, w/minor cracked hinges.
An extremely original copy of this guide to the art and craft of plastering - with detailed drawings, technical information about materials, tools, and techniques, as well as geometric illustrations. Beautifully illustrated - a wonderful resource for builders and preservationists! (18613)    $225.00
 
19.
Carpentry Made Easy; Or, The Science and Art of Framing on a New and Improved System. With Specific Instructions for Building Balloon Frames, Barn Frames, Mill Frames, Warehouses, Church Spires, Etc. Comprising also a System of Bridge Building.   
Bell, William E.   
[Carpentry].  
Carpentry Made Easy; Or, The Science and Art of Framing on a New and Improved System. With Specific Instructions for Building Balloon Frames, Barn Frames, Mill Frames, Warehouses, Church Spires, Etc. Comprising also a System of Bridge Building.  
Bell, William E.  
Philadelphia: Ferguson Bros. & Co., 1883/1857. Second Edition, Enlarged & Improved. Small quarto, pp 152. Illustrated by Forty-four Plates and "near Two hundred figures" in b/w. From the library of Richard Candee.  Cloth over Boards, brown w/gilt lettering. Good+, w/some minor wear and foxing.  An early copy of a classic in quite nice condition. A very famous book, considered by many to have coined the term "Balloon Framing."  William Bell, self-designated an "Architect and Practical Builder," reviews principles of carpentry in detail, with exceptionally well drawn examples and diagrams. (18602)    $250.00

20.
GOOD PRACTICE IN CONSTRUCTION  -  
(Parts I & II, two volumes, complete).   
Knobloch, Philip G.   
[Building Technology].  
GOOD PRACTICE IN CONSTRUCTION  (Parts I and II, two volumes, complete).  
Knobloch, Philip G.  
New York: Pencil Points Library, 1925. First edition. Quarto, both volumes: pp.  viii, 52 full page plates.  Indexed.  Plates depict scale drawings of building elements including framing, door and window details, mill work, etc. Original Boards w/cloth back strip, brown. Good, w/some fraying & wear along edges. A very scarce set .  Like all Pencil Points publications, a very solid and influential work.  In may ways a variant of "Architectural Graphic Standards,"  especially helpful for builders and architectural detailers.
(18608)    $125.00 
 
 
Building Trade Catalogs

21.
Burrowes Wire Screens for Windows and Doors.  
E.T. Burrowes Company.  
[Windows].  
Burrowes Wire Screens for Windows and Doors.  
E.T. Burrowes Company.  
Portland, ME: E.T. Burrowes Co., 1899/1895. Original edition. 12 mo, (4" x 7") pp 20. b/w photographs and drawings on each page. Pictorial Wraps. Near Fine Condition. A lovely 19th century New England trade piece with illustrations of the company warehouse, and workrooms, metal sliding screens, brass screen numbers, doors, hardware, and houses where these products were used. Residences depicted include large homes in Buzzard's Bay, Santa Barbara, Cincinnati, Boston, and St. Louis. One of the nicest early trade catalogs we've seen. (18570)    $130.00 
 
22.
Win-Dor Catalog Casement Window Hardware Catalog Number 12, with Illustrated Price List No. 15 and Supplement, and Cover Letter.  
Win-Dor.
[Windows].  
Win-Dor. Win-Dor Catalog Casement Window Hardware Catalog Number 12, with Illustrated Price List No. 15 and Supplement, and Cover Letter.  
Win-Dor.  
Chicago, IL: The Casement Hardware Co., 1928. First edition. Quarto, pp 12. b/w photographs, construction drawings and installation details on each page. Decorated Kraft Paper Wraps. Near Fine.
This well illustrated catalog depicts screen operators, casement stays, fasteners, and bolts, with clear photographs and drawings. The price list also includes transom operators. An exceptionally scarce and informative trade piece from this era. (18574)    $125.00 
 
23.
The Window Artistic, Catalogue No. 12.    
International Casement Company.    
[Windows].  
The Window Artistic, Catalogue No. 12.   
International Casement Company.   
Jamestown, NY: International Casements Co., Inc., nd ca 1920. Original edition. Small octavo, pp 19.  b/w photographs, window details, and elevations throughout. Pictorial Stock Wraps. Very Good+. This beautifully illustrated catalog shows many examples of large architect designed homes with these casement windows, from both exterior and interior perspectives. In addition, there are detailed views of the hardware and accessories, as well as a chart of window elevation types. Another scarce trades piece in exceptionally good condition.  
(18575)    $75.00  
 
24.
"The Window Women Want"  
Andrew Hoffman Manufacturing Company.  
[Windows].  
"The Window Women Want"  
Andrew Hoffman Manufacturing Company.  
Chicago, IL: Andrew Hoffman Mfg. Co., nd ca 1920's. First edition. Small octavo, pp 16. Illustrated on each page with b/w photographs, window details and line drawings of residential interiors. Original Decorated Wraps, b/w. Good+, w/small tear in front cover. An attractive and scarce trade pamphlet depicting the advantages of Hoffman Casement Windows - easy cleaning, weather tight fittings, interior screens, and increased light and ventilation. Delightful sketches show the window treatments, casement types, and coordinated furnishings; while photographs show various applications at institutions, and residences. (18589)    $75.00
 
25.
Wood Mantels and Fire-Place Fixtures.   
The Jacksonville Hardware Company.   
[Fireplaces].  
Wood Mantels and Fire-Place Fixtures.  
The Jacksonville Hardware Company.  
Jacksonville, FL: Jacksonville Hardware Co., Inc., 1910. First edition. Large quarto, pp 116. b/w photographs on each page. Decorated Stock Covers beige w/gilt lettering. Very Good. An extensive, detailed catalog of early twentieth century mantel and fireplace designs in oak, mahoganey and maple. A beautiful collection of styles, finishes, and accessories - this is a nice resource for preservationists, builders and designers. (18595)    $225.00
 


26.
Speciments of Relief Ornamentation.  
Chas. Emmel.  
 
[Plastering].  
Speciments of Relief Ornamentation.  
Chas. Emmel.  
Boston, MA: Chas. Emmel, 1895. First edition. Oblong large quarto, approx. 50+ pages with b/w photographic plates. Grey cardboard covers. Good, some foxing and small tears in cover only, Pages in Very Good condition.
An extensive and detailed catalog of composition ornaments from a prominent Boston company. Beautifully detailed and illustrated, rivaling the Decorators Supply Company in scope. (18609)    $275.00 
 
27.
A Book of Old English Designs - Forty-Seven Plates of Historical English Ornament.  
Jacobson & Company.  
[Ornamentation].  
A Book of Old English Designs - Forty-Seven Plates of Historical English Ornament.  
Jacobson & Company.  
New York: Jacobson & Co., 1921. First edition. Oblong quarto, pp 52. b/w photographic plates on each page. Decorated Stock Covers. Good+, w/some small tears along edges. This catalog's purpose was to "make more familiar the "vigorous and peculiarly decorative Old English ornament highly developed during the sixteenth century."  These replicas were parged by attaching surface sheets to walls and ceilings, and then applying the ornaments individually. They include Old Englis Friezes, borders, lions, dragons, rosettes, moldings, and much more. Beautifully detailed and photographed - an outstanding assortment. (18610)    $175.00
 
28.
Millers Falls & Goodell-Pratt Company, 70th Anniversary Tools Catalog No. 42.   
Millers Falls Company.   
[Tools].  
Millers Falls & Goodell-Pratt Company, 70th Anniversary Tools Catalog No. 42.  
Millers Falls Company.  
Greenfield, MA: Millers Falls Co., 1938. First edition. 12 mo. pp 240, indexed. b/w illustrations on every page. Decorated Stock Wraps, red. Very Good+. A catalog of the consolidated lines of Millers Falls and Goodell-Pratt tools which includes electric tools, wood-making tools, metal-cutting tools, braces, glass cutters and much more. An uncommon New England trades catalog in very nice condition. (18576)    $75.00
 
Architecture and Design

29. Number not used.

30.
"Architecture" - August 1930 - San Francisco Stock Exchange, Modern Architecture in Europe, Princeton Faculty Housing Group,  
Portfolio: Treillage.
Charles Scribner's Sons.   
  [Architecture].
Architecture, August 1930 - San Francisco Stock Exchange, Modern Architecture in Europe, Princeton Faculty Housing Group, Portfolio: Treillage.
Charles Scribner's Sons.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1930. First edition. Quarto, pp 70. b/w Architectural drawings, photographs, and trade advertisements on each page. Heavy Stock, sage. Good, w/minor foxing.
The lead article in this journal is about the craft of creating and using wooden moulding planes to build various profiles.  There is also a wealth of photographs of architectural projects in Europe and America, as well as the lovely porfolio of trellises and treillage. A wonderfully informative issue of this journal. (18604)    $55.00

31.
"Architecture" - December 1930 - featuring "Band Courses in English Brickwork" and a Portfolio: Gothic Doorways. 
Charles Scribner's Sons. 
[Architecture].  
"Architecture" - December 1930 - featuring "Band Courses in English Brickwork" and  
a Portfolio: Gothic Doorways.  
Charles Scribner's Sons. 
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1930. First edition. Quarto, pp 315-380. b/w photographs, architectural drawings and trade advertisements on every page. 17 page photographic portfolio of Gothic doorways. Heavy Light Green Stock. Good, with loose binding.
An exceptionally well illustrated volume of this architectural journal, with working drawings of a telephone booth, photographs of English brick work, modern architecture in Gothenburg and at the Hague, and the portfolio of Gothic doorways. Very uncommon and informative! (18583)    $75.00
 
32.
Old Colonial Brick Houses of New England The Monograph Series on Subjects pertaining to Architecture and Allied Interests.  
Rogers and Manson Company.  
[Architectural History].  
Old Colonial Brick Houses of New England The Monograph Series on Subjects pertaining to Architecture and Allied Interests.  
Rogers and Manson Company.  
Boston: Rogers and Manson Company, 1917. First edition. Quarto, pp. 55. b/w photographs and elevation drawings with captions of a variety of brick houses in Massachusetts. Decorated Kraft Paper Wraps. Very Good. A quite handsome publication showing Georgian brick homes with small round windows, Palladian motifs, and period detailing. The introduction briefly discusses how American colonial architecture spun off from its European counterparts. A scarce item. (18605)    $80.00
 
33.
Concrete Country Residences.
 The Atlas Portland Cement Company.
 
[Concrete & Cement].
Concrete Country Residences.
The Atlas Portland Cement Company.
New York: Atlas Portland Cement Co., 1909/1906. Fifth Edition. Quarto, pp 168. b/w photographs and floor plans on each page. Heavy Stock, brown, string bound. Covers Fair-, torn along the edges, pages in Good Condition.
A beautifully photographed volume of architect designed homes, finished with stucco on various materials - metal lathe, concrete, brick, etc. The homes are located primarily in the Northeast, the South, and Mid-Atlantic regions. One of the homes depicted is the Murray Guggenheim residence in New Jersey, others are high-end homes and large estates. A very uncommon record of the use of stucco during this period. (18584)    $150.00

34.
Home Builder's Plan Book - A Collection of Architectural Designs for Small Houses Submitted in Competition by Architects and Architectural Draftsmen in Connection with the 1921 Own Your Home Expositions New York and Chicago. 
Own-A-Home Exposition, Inc.    
[Pattern Book].  
Home Builder's Plan Book - A Collection of Architectural Designs for Small Houses Submitted in Competition by Architects and Architectural Draftsmen in Connection with the 1921 Own Your Home Expositions New York and Chicago.   
Own-A-Home Exposition, Inc.   
New York: Building Plan Holding Corp., 1921. First edition. Small quarto pp 84. Generously illustrated with sepia-toned photographs and floor plans, elevations, and exterior perspectives. Pictorial Boards, beige with tipped in illustration and title. Good, some fraying and wear along edges.
A very lovely pattern book with a great variety of styles and building materials for small and medium sized homes. The designs include a stucco style Mediterranean design in Washington, D.C., a brick bungalow at Saranac Lake in NY, and a wood frame house on Bromfield Street in Boston. This is a wonderful resource for architects, builders, and historians - one of the nicest plan books we've seen. (18597)    $85.00
 
35.
Prize-Winning Small Houses - 1931 "Better Homes in America" Architectural Competition.  
Ford, James.  
[Architectural History].  
Prize-Winning Small Houses - 1931 "Better Homes in America" Architectural Competition.  
Ford, James.  
New York: The Architectural Record, April, 1932. Original Reprint from 1932. Quarto, pp 22. b/w photographs on each page. Original wraps, b/w. Good, front cover detached.
A photographic portfolio of prize winning homes designed by American architects. They include a two-story colonial, a Spanish style stucco home in Santa Barbara, a cottage in Palos Verdes, and other entries in New York and California. (18606)    $85.00
 
 
36.
Homes That Satisfy - Complete Plans, Specifications and Building Materials for Houses, Cottages and Garages.  
Wilson & Green Lumber Company.  
[Pattern Book].  
Homes That Satisfy - Complete Plans, Specifications and Building Materials for Houses, Cottages and Garages.  
Wilson & Green Lumber Company.  
Syracuse, NY: Wilson & Green Lbr. Co., nd ca 1920's. First edition. Quarto, pp 112. Approx. one dozen color perspective illustrations and b/w perspective renderings and floor plans on each page. Decorated Cardboard Covers. Good w/loose covers/back strip, some foxing. An extensive and uncommon plan book of small and medium sized homes of various styles. Bungalows, cottages, colonials, double-deckers, and cottages, are some of the designs depicted. (18600)    $95.00 
 


37.
Log Camps & Cabins - How to Build and Furnish Them by Practical Campers and Woodsmen.
Bruette, William A.
[Building as Envelope].
Log Camps & Cabins - How to Build and Furnish Them by Practical Campers and Woodsmen.
Bruette, William A.
New York: Nessmuk Library, 1934. First edition. Oblong small octavo, pp 96. Profusely illustrated with architectural sketches, floor plans and sketches of camping life. Original Cloth on Boards, orange. Good, from the Aetna Life Companies Library.
This volume depicts designs, plans, and elevations, for a variety of cabins and cottages. Also included are designs for fireplaces, chimneys, "rustic furniture," stairways, and more. Architects include Robert Gardner and William Wicks, and outdoorsmen Charles Meakins, Kenneth Lee, and H. H. LeDew. A delightful and very scarce volume, beautifully illustrated. (18592)    $75.00
 
38.
Log Cabins and Summer Cottages.
Sears, Roebuck and Company, Modern Home Department.  
[Pattern Book].   
Log Cabins and Summer Cottages 
Sears, Roebuck and Company, Modern Home Department
Port Newark, Nj: Sears, Roebuck and Co., 1936. First edition. 12 mo, pp 21. Illustrated with b/w exterior perspectives and dimensioned floor plans on each page. Price list laid in.  Illustrated Wraps, b/w with "Golden Jubilee" decal on cover. Very Good+.
This charmingly illustrated Sears booklet depicts their "factory-cut" cottages with specifications for many building components including flooring, shingles, partitions, hardware, and roofing. There are a variety of styles from A-frames to small "Colonials," cottages and log cabins. One of the nicest small pattern booklets we have seen.  
(18594)    $75.00



39.
Distinctive Homes of Moderate Cost - Being A Collection of Country  
and Suburban Homes In Good Taste, With Some Value in Suggestion  
for the Home-Builder.  
Saylor Henry H. (Editor).  
[Architecture].  
Distinctive Homes of Moderate Cost - Being A Collection of Country and Suburban Homes In Good Taste, With Some Value in Suggestion for the Home-Builder.  
Saylor Henry H. (Editor).  
New York: McBride, Winston & Co., 1910. First edition. Folio, pp 173. b/w photographs on every page. Decorated Cloth over Boards, beige w/embossed design. Good+.
An exceptional volume on home building, covering every topic of exterior design and construction from roofing and porches to flooring and fireplaces. This is exceptionally well illustrated and documented with a wealth of information on home construction from the early twentieth century. (18252)    $130.00  
 
40.
The Smaller American House: Fifty-five Houses of the Less Expensive Type Selected from the Recent Work of Architects in all Parts of the Country.   
Power, Ethel B. (Editor of House Beautiful).   
[Architecture].  
The Smaller American House: Fifty-five Houses of the Less Expensive Type Selected from the Recent Work of Architects in all Parts of the Country.  
Power, Ethel B. (Editor of House Beautiful).   
Boston, MA: Little, Brown and Company, 1927. First edition. Quarto, pp 100. Illustrated on every page with b/w photographs and thumbnail floor plans for each design. Cloth over Boards, black w/tipped in title. Good+, w/minor rubbing along edges.
A portfolio of architect designed homes from New York state to California, of varying styles and materials. Designers showcased include Aymar Embury, II; Mellor, Meigs & Howe; and Marston & Maybury. Beautiful photographs of both the exterior facades and interior spaces. (18593)    $65.00 
 
41.
The Small House Primer.   
Bonta, Edwin.   
   [American].  
The Small House Primer.   
Bonta, Edwin. 
Boston, MA: Little Brown & Co., 1925. Octavo, pp 105. b/w line drawings throughout. b/w photograph facing title page. Decorated Cloth on Boards, green w/gilt lettering. Very Good+.   A beautifully illustrated book about the design of small homes, discussing such topics as massing (silhouette), floor plans, proportions, detailing, both exterior and interior, ornamention, and finishes. Very uncommon, especially in such nice condition. (18345)    $45.00  
 


42.
Modern Homes, Their Design and Construction -  A Collection of Home Designs with Plans and Details With Interior Views, Suggestions for Decorating and Furnishing, and Descriptions of Twelve Architectural Period Styles Suitable for Modern American Homes, Also Details of Building Construction with Notes on Materials and a Model House Specification.  
(Contributed by Various Architects & Builders).  
 [Pattern Book].  
Modern Homes, Their Design and Construction -  A Collection of Home Designs with Plans and Details With Interior Views, Suggestions for Decorating and Furnishing, and Descriptions of Twelve Architectural Period Styles Suitable for Modern American Homes, Also Details of Building Construction with Notes on Materials and a Model House Specification.  
(Contributed by Various Architects & Builders).  
New York: American Builder Publishing Corp., 1930. First edition. Quarto, pp 272. b/w photographs and floor plans on each page. Cloth over Boards, light green w/tipped-in illustration. Very Good.
A very nice collection of small house designs in a variety of styles and construction materials. "New England Colonial" - "Tudor" - "Georgian" - "English" - "French Provincial" are some of the styles explored in this volume. In addition to photographs of the facade, there are photographs and drawings of details, interiors, and landscaping. An uncommon volume with a wealth of building and design information. (18425)    $75.00


Sale Publications

43. 
The Concrete House and Its Construction.  
Sloan Maurice M.  
[Concrete & Cement].  
The Concrete House and Its Construction.  
Sloan Maurice M.  
Philadelphia: Association of American Portland Cement Manufacturers, 1912. First edition. Octavo, pp 224, indexed. Construction details throughout with some b/w photographs. Cloth over Boards, grey w/gilt lettering. Binding Good, pages Very Good+.
This book discusses the advantages of concrete construction for residential use, with some very nice examples, in the first two chapters. Then it shows construction details, explains field operations, and describes some structural constraints. (17186)    $50.00 
 

44.
House-of-the-Month Book of Small Houses. 
Group, Harold E. (Editor).  
[Pattern Book].
House-of-the-Month Book of Small Houses.
Group, Harold E. (Editor).
Garden City, NY: Garden City Publishing Co., Inc., 1946. First edition. Quarto, pp 138. Duo toned perspective renderings with b/w floor plans on each page. Cloth over Boards, russet w/embossed design. Very Good.
A book of home designs with renderings and floor plans & a glossary with information about the G.I. Bill of Rights. Features a variety of work from eight architects whose designs have been included "in an attempt to give Mr. and Mrs. Average American an opportunity to see the best possible collection of houses in the small house field." The architects featured include Henry Otis Chapman, George D. Conner, E. Burton Corning, Randolph Evans, Albert E. Olson, and Royal Barry Wills. (17973)    $40.00