Steven Schuyler Bookseller
Selected Titles for August 2018
Welcome to the August newsletter! We're hoping the worst of the muggy weather is behind
us, but maybe it isn't! Peabody, our next town over, got 8" of rain Saturday! We're sure looking forward to fall.
With that in mind, we wanted to mention two events this fall where we will be the bookstore. The first is APT Buffalo Niagara, September 22-27. I'll be driving down with John Leeke, who is doing a two-day workshop on wood window repair.
The second event is the PTN annual meeting, October 26-28 in Frederick, Maryland. It's always a lot of fun, seeing old friends and making new ones. Stay tuned for more details next month.
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Construction Methods & Materials
Concrete, Cement and Steel
Brick and Stone
A collection of 35 patterned, textured, corrugated and wired glass samples in a beautifully lettered wood case, with glass samples described in a label adhered to the underside of the case lid. This glass had many uses including industrial, residential and commercial buildings. Very scarce and in exceptional condition. This is the nicest set we've every had. (18868) $195.
A beautifully colored catalog of cut order samples - with linoleum floor patterns, perspective renderings of room furnishings, inlaid oak plank flooring, and much more. Very uncommon and quite lovely. (18622) $85.00
Marble Mosaics, Terrazzo, Brass Strip Work
The National Terrazzo and Mosaic Contractors' Association
[Stone]. The National Terrazzo and Mosaic Contractors' Association. Marble Mosaics, Terrazzo, Brass Strip Work A Complete Exhibit of Samples of Marble Mosaic and Terrazzo, Application of Brass Strips to Terrazzo, Border Designs and Design Outlines; Also Descriptive matter on the history of various Mosaics; explanations of the uses of diagrams and general information precedes each section. Milwaukee, WI: The National Terrazzo and Mosaic Contractors' Association., 1926. First edition. Quarto, 104 pages. Illustrated with b/w and color images on each page.Mild ex-library. Cloth over Boards. Very good.
This book was published to display a selection of samples and graphically describe designs, in order to assist architects, contractors and builders in selecting materials for their work. Each plate in the book is an exact reproduction of the original samples, showing precisely the nature of the marble aggregate, its texture and color cast of cement. Several blueprints of mosaics laid in. Very scarce. (18887) $225.00
Vermont Marble Company's 1913 Price List
Vermont Marble Company, Proctor, VT
[Stone]. Vermont Marble Company. Vermont Marble Company's 1913 (illustrated) Price List. Proctor, VT: Vermont Marble Co., 1913. First edition. Octavo, 502 pages. Illustrated with b/w images on each page; errata page pasted down inside back cover. Cloth over Boards. Very good.
An extensive selection of stone monuments - tombs, gravestones, and obelisks. A wonderful snapshot of a major marble quarry's inventory, in as much as each item is illustrated. A very scarce catalog. (18875) $175.00
[Agriculture]. (unknown). Illustrated Rural Manuals comprising The House, The Garden, The Farm, Domestic Animals. New York: Fowler and Wells, Publishers, 1859. First edition. 12 mo (5 1/4 X 7 3/4), pp. ca 650, richly illustrated w/drawings, each manual indexed, pub ads . Original Blue Embossed Cloth w/gilt title on cover & gilt design on spine. Very Good, moderate foxing throughout.
Illustrated Rural Manuals comprising The House, The Garden, The Farm, Domestic Animals
These four manuals cover the whole farm experience! Learn the construction of country houses and out-buildings; the cultivation of all field crops; the cultivation of vegetables, fruits and flowers; and cattle, horse and sheep husbandry. Very rare. (2280) $125.00
[Hardware]. Guerin, Pierre E. Period Builders Hardware. New York: Pierre E. Guerin, 1914. Original edition. Folio (11"x14.5"), pp. 444, hundreds of b/w photographs illustrating this company's hardware line/ Spiral Bound Wraps. Very good.
Period Builders Hardware
Guerin, Pierre E.
Guerin was a manufacturer of period hardware and all forms of art metal work, establishing his company in NYC in 1857. This was their first period hardware catalog, and it was quite comprehensive and attractive. A great snapshot of the styles popular in the early 20th century for door, window and furniture hardware. (18857) $160.00
[Hardware]. Lockwood Hardware Mfg. Co. Lockwood New Standard Builders' Hardware Catalog No. 20A. Fitchburg, MA: Lockwood Hardware Mfg. Co., 1936. First edition. 8.5" x 11", pp. viii, 98. Illustrated with b/w renderings, some with spot color. Brown Embossed Cardboard Screw Post Binder. Very Good; Light wear, tearing on binder, interiors Very Good and clean.
Lockwood New Standard Builders' Hardware Catalog No. 20A
Lockwood Hardware Mfg. Co., Fitchburg, MA
A beautiful catalog of modern and traditional door handles, knobs, displays, knockers, hinges, letter drops, latches, locks, closers, stops, pulls, lifts, fasteners, coat hooks, etc. Scarce. (15408) $50.00
[Interiors]. Henry Bosch Company. Suggestions for Modern Home Decoration. New York: Henry Bosch Company, 1909. Original edition. Oblong quarto, pp. 46, color illustrations on every page. Staplebound Wraps. Good, cover and several pages loose.
Suggestions for Modern Home Decoration
Henry Bosch Company
This beautiful catalog is filled with color plates illustrating the finest decorations in arts & crafts, jugendstil, art deco, and art nouveau styles. This is an excellent resource for those renovating an early 20th century home and seeking inspiration for color palettes, wall design, and decorations. (18856) $60.00
[Design]. Museum of Modern Art. Home Delivery Fabricating the Modern Dwelling. New York: Museum of Modern Art, 2008. First edition. Square Quarto, pp. 248. Illustrated with b/w and color photos. Decorated Boards. New.
Home Delivery: Fabricating the Modern Dwelling
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
This book was published in conjunction with an exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, in 2008, dedicated to an expansive evaluation of the past, present and future of the prefabricated house. This exhibit was the first since the 1950s that MoMA built an occupiable model building to demonstrate contemporary issues to the public. Materials from three continents illustrated how the prefabricated house has been, and continues to be, a critical agent in the discourses of sustainability, affordability, and design innovation. (18865) $45.00
|Construction Materials & Methods
Roberson Stock Details (One Hundredth Anniversary Edition)
A. Roberson & Son, Inc.
[Millwork]. trade catalog (A. Roberson & Son, Inc.). Roberson Stock Details (One Hundredth Anniversary Edition). Binghamton, NY: A. Roberson & Son, Inc., 1930, 1944, 1955, 1964. First edition. Quarto, (8 1/2 x 11) pp. 63 b/w plates of millwork from 1944, including index; 5 plates of mantel designs from Carr, Adams, & Collier from 1955; 11 plates of mantel designs from Morgan from1964; 23 double-sided plates of various woodwork from Morgan Woodwork from 1930 Loose as issued in Portfolio. Very Good.
An uncommon collection of wood details compiled by this lumber dealer - "the largest manufacturer of stock millwork east of the Mississippi..." (6821) $100.00
Suggested Unit Course in Interior and Exterior Trim - Carpentry Series
[Millwork]. Delmar Publishers. Suggested Unit Course in Interior and Exterior Trim - Carpentry Series. Albany, NY: Delmar Publishers, Inc., 1946. First edition. Quarto, pp. v + 264, indexed. b/w drawings and details throughout. Decorated Cardboard Covers, brown plastic comb. Good w/some chipped edges.
This manual was written to provide instructional materials at technical training programs, and assist home owners in maintaining their properties. The section on exterior trim includes instruction about roofing, framing, shingles, porches, door and window construction and more. The part on interior trim includes instruction on wall boards, cabinetry, stairways, railing, flooring, hardware, window and door frames, etc. A practical and uncommon guide! (18511) $40.00
Official Worcester Building, Zoning and Plumbing Ordinances
Huttig Satin Brand Millwork, St. Louis, MO
[Millwork]. Huttig Satin Brand Millwork. Huttig Handy Helper No. 43 (Mill Work Trade Catalog). St. Louis, MO: Huttig Sash & Door Co., nd ca 1920's. First edition. 12 mo pp 144, indexed. b/w illustrations on each page. With a cut-in index. Color Pictorial Wraps. Good Condition, with some wear & minor foxing, Pages Very Good.
Huttig Sash & Door is a 130 year old building product company, still in business today. This is one of its early millwork catalogs depicting doors, sidelights, garage doors, cabinetry, windows, glass products, mouldings, and frames. We also have a later copy from 1940, "Handy Helper No. 1140-L." (18528) $50.00
Official Worcester Building, Zoning and Plumbing Ordinances
Public Buildings Department, Worcester, MA
[Building Specifications]. Public Buildings Department, Worcester, MA. Official Worcester Building, Zoning and Plumbing Ordinances. Providence, RI: John F. Greene Co., Inc., 1928-29. First edition. 12 mo, pp 230, indexed. Detailed specifications and trade advertisements in b/w throughout the volume. Original Red Cloth over Boards. Good, some fading & rubbing along edges.
"Relating to Building Inspection and Restricting, Kind and Size of Buildings in Districts, Fire Protection, Plumbing Inspection, Supervision of Wires, Etc. and Estimator's Hand Book." Topics include Materials, Framing, Excavations, Foundations, Structures, Walls, Floors, Roofing, Chimneys, and more. (18385) $45.00
[Millwork]. The Huber Building Material Company. The Huber Building Material Company, High Grade Building Material, Catalog No. 12. Cincinnati, OH: Huber Building Material Co., nd ca 1905. Original edition. Quarto, pp 56. b/w illustrations on each page. Laid-in order blank. Pictorial Wraps, brown kraft paper. Good w/some minor foxing and tears along edges.
The Huber Building Material Company, High Grade Building Material, Catalog No. 12
The Huber Building Material Company, Cincinnati, OH
In addition to a wide variety of millwork - flooring, doors, windows, columns, stair parts, mantels, moldings, etc. - this catalog includes roofing materials, wallboard, stained glass, and hardware. A Midwest company, still in operation this is one of their earliest catalogs. (18073) $95.00
[Metal]. The Huber Building Material Company. The Huber Building Material Company, Manufacturers of Roofing, Shingles, Siding, Eaves...Ventilators, Ceiling, Store Fronts, Metal Windows, Etc. Form 153-5 M-4-11-13. Cincinnati, OH: Huber Building Material Co., ca 1913. Original edition. 9' x 12" , pp. 8, b/w drawings on each side. Broadside, b/w. Good condition with some minor tears along edges.
The Huber Building Material Company, Manufacturers of Roofing, Shingles, Siding, Eaves...Ventilators, Ceiling, Store Fronts, Metal Windows, Etc.
The Huber Building Material Company, Cincinnati, OH
A very nicely illustrated trade piece with metal ceiling designs, roofing elements, sheet metal, siding, and a considerable number of store fronts. (18072) $75.00
[Building Trades]. Building Developer. Building Developer Magazine, June 1928. New York: William Radford, 1928. Original edition. Quarto, pp. 84, richly illustrated with b/w photographs, color illustrations, and many floor plans. Staplebound Wraps. Very good, cover loose.
Building Developer Magazine, June 1928
A Radford Publication Serving the Merchant Builder
This magazine served the commercial builder, and this issue covered topics such as an English-atmosphere development in Philadelphia; a prize-winning gas station design; an apartment building overlooking Johns Hopkins University; selecting color for interiors; importance of wall finishes; and more. An entertaining publication for those interested in early 20th century commercial building. (18855) $60.00
[Windows]. David Lupton's Sons Company. Corrugated Wire Glass Skylights. Philadelphia, PA: David Lupton's Sons Company, 1930. Original edition. Quarto, trifold pamphlet with pocket containing 17 detailed specification sheets. Index confirms that all issued specification sheets are present, and packet includes a business card for the sales representative. Decorated cardboard wraps. Very good, some edgewear and staining.
Corrugated Wire Glass Skylights
David Lupton's Sons Company
The trifold presentation folder includes photographs of buildings with these skylights installed, a persuasive pitch for the superiority of corrugated wire glass, and detailed specifications for framing, curbs, draining methods, and more. The back page advertises other Lupton products. An attractive catalog that invites further study. (18854) $60.00
[Building Materials]. Grossman's Lumber. Building Materials. Plymouth, MA: Memorial Press, 1937. Quarto, 80 pp. Thoroughly illustrated with b/w drawings and photos, a color reference for asphalt shingles, and a centerfolded poster of Dupont paint colors. Staplebound Wraps. Very good; some foxing but binding is tight.
Grossman's Lumber, Massachusetts
A scarce Grossman's catalog from the 1930s, featuring a beautiful color cover and numerous illustrations of the full line of Grossman's building materials, such as roofing, flooring, siding, doors, hardware, sinks, ranges, furnaces, and more. A wonderful window into building materials, lines and colors of the era. (18842) $55.00
[Adhesives]. Hurd, Joyce. Adhesives Guide. London: British Scientific Instrument Research Association, 1960. Second printing. Octavo. pp. 138, contents, trade directory, appendices, plus two-page list of other British Scientific Instrument Research Association publications. Original Cloth. Very Good; pencil notations and ink blot on cover and front end paper.
This British association received frequent inquiries about adhesives, and in researching the answers, discovered that there was no comprehensive list of adhesives commercially available in Great Britain, nor one inclusive guide to their properties and fields of application. We tend to agree; we've never encountered a book devoted to adhesives before! This guide makes it easier to sort out quickly all the adhesives applicable to a particular job and to choose the most appropriate among them. (18864) $50.
[Homasote]. Homasote Company. Lot of 5 Homasote Catalog and Advertising Materials. Trenton, NJ: Homasote Company, 1950s-1970s. Original editions. (1) Quarto, pp 56 with b/w and color photographs, drawings and bulletins (c. 1972); (2) Quarto, folder for mini-barn plans, with original letter from sales representative laid in, and original mailing envelope (1972); (3) Quarto, 16 pp. of project photographs, 1938-1957; (4) 16mo, 72 pp. product handbook (1958); (5) Quarto, 6 pp. product catalog with color illustrations (c. 1958) Staplebound wraps. Very Good.
Lot of 5 Homasote Catalog and Advertising Materials
Homasote Company, Trenton, NJ
An interesting lot devoted to Homasote, the nation's oldest manufacturer of environmentally-friendly and recycled building products used in residential, commercial and farm buildings. The 1970s catalog has some groovy interior photographs that will either bring back some vivid memories, or elicit some laughs! (18866) $50.00
[Millwork]. Huttig Sash & Door Co. Huttig Handy Helper No. 1140-L (Mill Work Trade Catalog). Louisville, KY: Huttig Sash & Door Co., 1940. First edition. Quarto pp 170, index. b/w illustrations on each page, with tabbed pages for easy reference. Spiralbound wraps. Good, minor water marks, cover tears and chipping; one loose page.
Huttig Handy Helper No. 1140-L (Mill Work Trade Catalog)
Huttig Sash & Door Co., Louisville, KY
Huttig Sash & Door is a 130 year old building product company, still in business today. This catalog focused on doors, windows, trim, moulding, mantels, stairwork, porch work, cabinets, and more. There are some great period kitchens illustrated in here! (18880) $75.00
|Concrete, Cement and Steel
A Few Facts Plainly Told Setting Forth the Merits of Edwards Metal Roofing, Siding, Ceiling, Etc.
The Edwards Manufacturing Company, Cincinnati, OH
[Metal]. The Edwards Manufacturing Company. A Few Facts Plainly Told Setting Forth the Merits of Edwards Metal Roofing, Siding, Ceiling, Etc. A.I.A. File Number 12/1. Cincinnati, OH: Edwards Manufacturing Co., September 1912. Third edition. Small octavo, pp 128. b/w photographs on each page. Price list, laid-in. Decorated Stock Wraps, grey. Very Good+.
A very scarce catalog by this Mid-Western Metal manufacturing company. This volume includes metal shingles, "Spanish tiles," ridge rolls and capping, gutters, cornices, and much more. Another wonderful resource for preservationists and builders. (18636) $90.00
[Metal]. National Metal Products Company. National Cabinets and Other Sheet Metal Products, 1937 AIA File No. 29 i1. Waterloo, IA: National Metal Products Co., Sept 1, 1937. Original edition. Quarto, pp 16. and 2 - 4 page supplements & price list. Price list laid-in. b/w photographs on each page. Cardboard Covers, orange/blue. Good.
National Cabinets and Other Sheet Metal Products, 1937
National Metal Products Company, Waterloo, IA
Mirror-front wall cabinets for residential bathrooms, humidifiers, and utility tables, are some of the items included in this building products catalog. (17995) $40.00
[Metal]. Milwaukee Corrugating Company. The Milcor Sheet Metal Handbook, Catalog No. 28 ... With Data on Steel, Copper, Zinc and Tin Sheets and Directions for the Applying of Various Forms of Sheet Metal Roofing. Milwaukee, WI: Milwaukee Corrugating Co., nd ca 1926. Original edition. Quarto, pp 128. 2 pages of color illustrations, b/w illustrations on each page. Embossed Cardboard Covers, brown. Good+.
The Milcor Sheet Metal Handbook, Catalog No. 28 ... With Data on Steel, Copper, Zinc and Tin Sheets and Directions for the Applying of Various Forms of Sheet Metal Roofing
Milwaukee Corrugating Company
An extensive trade publication with many metal building products from roofing to siding to ceiling panels. Also included are several portable garage designs. (17999) $110.00
[Concrete & Cement]. Portland Cement Association. Plans for Concrete Farm Buildings. Chicago, IL: Portland Cement Association, 1937. First edition. Octavo, pp. 67. Indexed, illustrated with numerous b/w photos and drawings. Staplebound Wraps. Very Good; wraps lightly smudged, interiors clean.
Plans for Concrete Farm Buildings
Portland Cement Association, Chicago, IL
An uncommon concrete trade piece, covering numerous practical uses for this versatile construction material for farm use. General purpose barns, efficient dairy barns, concrete manure pits, and poultry and hog houses are some of the structures documented. A useful and practical book. (18835) $55.00
[Masonry]. Portland Cement Association. 22 Low Cost Concrete Homes. Chicago, IL: Portland Cement Association, 1936. First edition. Quarto, pp. 32. Beautifully illustrated with floor plans and perspective drawings on each page. Some photographs of existing concrete and stucco homes. Decorated Stock Covers, brown/beige. Near Fine in Wraps.
22 Low Cost Concrete Homes
Portland Cement Association, Chicago, IL
A wonderful pre-war concrete "pattern book," visually fascinating. Covers all aspects of cement building, including stucco, cement gardens, and much more. (18630) $60.00
[Sheet Metal]. The Edwards Manufacturing Company. Sheet Metal Building Material Catalog. Cincinnati, OH: The Edwards Manufacturing Co., 1909. First printing. Oblong Folio (13" x 9.5"), pp. 168, beautifully illustrated, ex-library. Three-ring bound. Good; complete but missing the cover.
Sheet Metal Building Material Catalog
The Edwards Manufacturing Company, Cincinnati, OH
Edwards Manufacturing Company began in 1875. By 1909, they were the manufacturers of the most extensive line of sheet metal building material in the world. The catalog illustrations of metal ceilings, bay windows and complete store fronts are stunning! (18867) $125.00
[Concrete & Cement]. The Atlas Portland Cement Company. Concrete Country Residences. New York: Atlas Portland Cement Co., 1908. Third Edition. Quarto, pp 164. b/w photographs and floor plans on each page. Heavy Stock, brown, string bound. Covers good with some open tears and pencil marks; text block very good.
Concrete Country Residences
The Atlas Portland Cement Company, New York, NY
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. (18872) $150.00
[Masonry]. Burnell, George R.; C.E. Rudimentary Treatise on Limes, Cements, Mortars, Concretes, Mastics, Plastering, Etc. No. 45, Weale's Rudimentary Series. London: Crosby Lockwood and Son, 1900. Fifteenth Edition. 12 Mo, pp. viii, 136, indexed, plus pp.16 publisher's advertisements. Original Cloth on Boards, beige w/embossed emblem & lettering. Very Good+.
Rudimentary Treatise on Limes, Cements, Mortars, Concretes, Mastics, Plastering, Etc.
Burnell, George R.; C.E.
Authoritative and reliable as usual for this series. Clear and concise explanations on the chemistry and use of limes, the use of sands, mortar making, cements and concretes, plastering, and stucco. Extremely scarce in the United States. (18690) $95.00
Summer Homes and Lodges
National Plan Service, Inc.
[Pattern Book]. National Plan Service, Inc. Summer Homes and Lodges. Wells, NY: National Plan Service, Inc., 1932. First edition. Quarto, pp. 32. Illustrated with b/w paintings, photographs, drawings, and floor plans. Decorative Stock Wraps, tan/green. Good, small tear on front cover, pencil marks on back cover. Interiors clean.
A very nice trade catalog featuring illustrations and plans for 52 wooden summer homes and cabins of varying sizes and styles, with descriptions and floor plans for each. Dealer imprint on front from Adirondack Lumber Co. of Wells, NY. (12632) $55.00
Aladdin Homes Catalog #35, "Sold By The Golden Rule"
Aladdin Company, Bay City, MI
[Pattern Book]. Aladdin Company. Aladdin Homes Catalog #35, "Sold By The Golden Rule" Bay City, MI: Aladdin Co., ca 1924. Original edition. Small quarto, pp 16. Color illustrations, b/w photographs, floor plans and drawings on each page. Original Pictorial Wraps. Very Good Condition.
This is another very nice Aladdin home catalog with beautiful color perspective renderings. Included are small colonials, cottages, and bungalows. (18861) $45.00
[Pattern Book]. (Standard Homes). Better Homes at Lower Cost Book No. 8. Washington DC: Standard Homes, 1926. First edition. Oblong Quarto,12.5" x 9" pp. 108. Illustrated with b/w paintings, photos, and plans. Lacks pp. 103-4. Staplebound Wraps, reinforced with cloth tape on spine. Very Good.
Better Homes at Lower Cost Book No. 8
Standard Homes Company, Washington DC
Scarce pattern book containing 101 designs for wooden homes in various styles and sizes, along with photos or paintings of each, plus floor plans. Includes single-family and two-family homes. Charming descriptive copy for each design. Features a beautiful color cover. (18859) $125.00
[Pattern Book]. William C. Schryver Lumber Company, Inc. Select Homes. Kingston, NY: William C. Schryver Lumber Company, Inc., nd, c. 1940s. First edition. Oblong quarto (10.5" x 13"), pp 49. Color perspective renderings and b/w floor plans on each page. Pictorial Wraps, spiral bound. Good with moderate edgewear to the covers and some loose pages.
William C. Schryver Lumber Company, Inc., Kingston, NY
The large format of this home plan book displays each home to its advantage. Colonial, Early American, English cottage, and many other contemporary designs are beautifully rendered in color. A pleasure to browse! (18828) $60.00
[Pattern Book]. Gordon-Van Tine Company. Gordon-Van Tine Homes. Davenport, IA: Gordon-Van Tine Co., 1927. First edition. Quarto, pp. 142. Illustrated on each page with b/w perspective renderings and floor plans. Original Color Pictorial Wraps, dark green.
Gordon-Van Tine Homes
Gordon-Van Tine Company, Davenport, IA
Good, with some small tears.
Another uncommon edition of this home plan catalog from Gordon-Van Tine, gorgeously illustrated. Includes line drawings and photographs of houses and plans. (18639) $60.00
Chicago Millwork Supply Company
Plans of Modern Homes (A-302)
[Pattern Book]. Chicago Millwork Supply Company. Plans of Modern Homes (A-302). Chicago, IL: Chicago Millwork Supply Co., 1913. First edition. Oblong quarto, pp 48. b/w exterior perspectives and floor plans on each page. Order blank, laid-in. Color Pictorial Wraps. Very Good.
A detailed and well illustrated early twentieth century plan book with costs, materials lists, and descriptions for each home. Many popular small and moderately sized houses in popular styles of the times are depicted. Scarce and in quite nice condition! (18431) $150.00
Gordon-Van Tine Company, Davenport, IA
[Pattern Book]. Gordon-Van Tine Company. Gordon-Van Tine Homes. Davenport, IA: Gordon-Van Tine Co., 1920. First edition. Quarto, pp. 140. Illustrated on each page with b/w perspective renderings and floor plans. Several pages of color drawings.Original typed sales letter, laid-in. Original Color Pictorial Wraps, white/blue. Good, w/few small tears.
A beautiful and scarce edition of this home plan catalog from Gordon-Van Tine, gorgeously illustrated. Includes line drawings and photographs of houses and plans. (18638) $75.00
Baker Lumber Company, Worcester, MA
Better Homes at Lower Cost Book No. 6
[Pattern Book]. Baker Lumber Company. Better Homes at Lower Cost Book No. 6. Worcester, MA: Standard Homes, 1923. First edition. Oblong Quarto,12.5" x 9" pp. 108. Illustrated with b/w paintings, photos, and plans. Staplebound Wraps, backstrip missing. Very Good; some scrape marks on cover.
Scarce pattern book containing 101 designs for wooden homes in various styles and sizes, along with photos or paintings of each, plus floor plans. Charming descriptive copy for each design. Dealer imprint for Baker Lumber Company on the front cover. Features a striking color cover. (18860) $150.00
Garlinghouse, Topeka, KS
[Pattern Book]. Lieurance, I.G. 210 Deluxe Small Homes. Topeka, KS: L.F. Garlinghouse Co., nd ca 1950. Third edition. Quarto, pp 72. Color cover, b/w photographs and floor plans on each page. Color Pictorial Wraps. Very Good+.
This Garlinghouse plan book has a large selection of cottages, garages, Colonials, and Cape Cods, with a variety of exterior finishes, attractively illustrated and photographed. (18869) $50.00
Lewis Manufacturing Company, Bay City, MI
Lewis Homes: Homes of Character
[Pattern Book]. Lewis Manufacturing Company. Lewis Homes Homes of Character. Bay City, MI: Lewis Mfg. Co., 1920. Original edition. Quarto, pp 160. Beautiful color frontispiece, b/w photographs of home exteriors, illustrations and floor plans on every page. Decorated Boards w/brown cloth backstrip. Good; edgewear with some cover staining.
A unique plan book with many designs for small homes, cottages, and bungalows. The styles include Arts & Crafts, half-timber, and small double-deckers. (18871) $65.00
Chivers, Herbert C.
[Pattern Book]. Chivers, Herbert C. Artistic Homes. St. Louis: Self-published, 1910. First edition. 16mo, pp. 1022. Indexed, with hundreds of floor plans and b/w drawings. Cloth over Boards, Dark Red. Good, weak spine, no DJ.
A remarkable collection of over 1000 house plans by St. Louis architect Chivers and his firm, representing a wide variety of house styles that were popular in turn of the century America. (18878) $75.00
The Radford American Homes, 100 Houses Illustrated
The Radford Architectural Company, Riverside, IL
[Pattern Book]. The Radford Architectural Company. The Radford American Homes, 100 Houses Illustrated. Riverside, IL: The Radford Architectural Company, 1903. First edition. Octavo. pp 255. 100 plans, with exterior perspective renderings. Cloth over boards with leather spine and corners. Very good, embossed gold lettering, edgewear on spine and corners.
A nice, solid copy of this significant pattern book from the turn of the 20th century. (18879) $50.00
[Brick]. Hammond, Adam. The Rudiments of Practical Bricklaying in Six Sections. London: Crosby Lockwood and Son, 1897. Ninth Edition, Revised, With Additions. 12 mo, pp 116 + pp 48 (list of Weale's Series of Scientific and Technical Works) with diagrams and drawings in b/w. Original Cloth on Boards. Good+, tight, bright interior.
The Rudiments of Practical Bricklaying in Six Sections
A popular introductory manual to the trade from the late 19th century covering general principles, architectural drawings, methods such as pointing, paving, tiling, and geometry. (18621) $75.
[Pattern Book]. The American Face Brick Association. The Home of Beauty A Collection of Architectural Designs for Small Houses Submitted in Competition by Architects and Architectural Draftsmen and Selected from Four Hundred for their Merit. Chicago: The American Face Brick Association, 1922. Third edition. Quarto, pp 70. Illustrated with numerous floor plans and two toned perspective drawings on each page. Stock Wraps w/color image. Very Good.
The Home of Beauty
The American Face Brick Association, Chicago, IL
Beautiful collection of architect designed homes with plans and drawings from the early 20th century. (18626) $60.00
The Book of Brick Homes
Berne Lumber Company, Berne, IN
[Pattern Book]. Berne Lumber Company. The Book of Brick Homes. Berne, IN: Home Plan Book Company, 1946. First edition. Quarto (8.5" x 11"), pp 28. illustrated with b/w photographs and floor plans for 37 homes. Staplebound Wraps. Fine.
This plan book is devoted exclusively to the charms and comforts of brick homes. Popular styles such as Georgian, English Colonial, Early American and Cape Cod have been adapted with beautiful brick exteriors, adding economical permanence to these classic designs. (18829) $55.00
A House of Brick of Moderate Cost
Rogers & Manson
[Pattern Book]. Rogers & Manson. A House of Brick of Moderate Cost. Boston: Building Brick Assoc. of America, 1910. First edition. Quarto, pp. 95. Richly illustrated with 72 pen & ink drawings, plans, and details. Decorated Stock Wraps, brown. Good+.
A scarce and attractive trade publication promoting the beauty and affordability of brick as a building material. These designs were selected in a competition sponsored by the Building Brick Association of America to design a brick house for $4,000. (18635) $60.00
A Treatise on Earthy and Other Minerals and Mining
Davies, D.C. (Mining Engineer)
[Slate]. Davies, D.C. (Mining Engineer). A Treatise on Earthy and Other Minerals and Mining. London: Crosby Lockwood and Son, 1888. Second edition. 12 mo, pp 336. 76 b/w illustrations, ex-library. Includes two book catalogs: Crosby Lockwood, and Weale's, bound in. Original Boards with leather spine. Very Good, ex-library.
A thorough and very scarce guide to minerals that are "useful and interesting to persons engaged in mining pursuits, and in the manufacture of substances described." Four sections devoted to earthy minerals such as silica and alumina; haloid minerals such as sodium and chlorine; carbon compounds such as diamonds and biuminous coal; and metallic minerals such as cobalt and manganese. Very informative and detailed! (18874) $150.00
Twin Twinkles Featuring Reardon's Water Paints, Vol. III, St. Louis, June 17, 1927, No. 1
James A. Reardon (Editor.)
[Paint]. James A. Reardon (Editor.). Twin Twinkles Featuring Reardon's Water Paints, Vol. III, St. Louis, June 17, 1927, No. 1. St. Louis, MO: The Reardon Co., June 1929. First edition. 8 1/2" x 14" broadside, printed on both sides with 1 black, white, and orange cartoon. Broadside. Very Good, small chips along edges.
A series of sayings, limericks, riddles, and jokes, ending with some advertisements for Reardon's paint products which included cement paint, plastex, and bondex. There is a space order coupon on the back side of the sheet, after all the funny sayings, such as "The Alaskans pay cold cash in winter time." (17799) $35.00
National Design Specification for Wood Construction, Structural Lumber, Glued Laminated Timber, Timber Pilings, Fastenings
National Forest Products Association, Washington DC
[Wood]. National Forest Products Association. National Design Specification for Wood Construction, Structural Lumber, Glued Laminated Timber, Timber Pilings, Fastenings. Washington, DC: National Forest Products Assoc, 1982. Revised. Quarto, pp 81. b/w details and structural diagrams throughout. Original Red Wraps, 3-Hole Punched. Near Fine.
The Recommended Practice guide for timber construction in 1982. A helpful reference for researching 1980's design and construction practices. (17767) $20.00
The Blue Book of Home Plans for Homes in the Pacific Northwest
Pacific First Federal Savings and Loan Association, Tacoma, WA
[Pattern Book]. Pacific First Federal Savings and Loan Association. The Blue Book of Home Plans for Homes in the Pacific Northwest (designs by 31 noted Pacific Northwest architects). Tacoma, WA: North Pacific Bank Note Company, 1937. First edition. Quarto, pp 63, contains the floor plans for 49 homes designed by 31 noted Pacific Northwest architects. A previous owner has added pencil comments in the margins for some of the floor plans. Original Wraps. Very Good.
Each home in this catalog has been designed by an identified Pacific Northwest architect, who know best how to design homes to meet the topographic and climatic conditions of the Northwest. This is a valuable resource for anyone who wants to build or renovate in a 1930s style in the Pacific Northwest. (18769) $95.00