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Selected Titles for July 2018   

Welcome to our first Summer 2018 newsletter, in the midst of a ten day heatwave. On a positive note, our vegetable garden has never been more productive: we've had our first home-grown garden salad, with lettuce, kale (whatever the deer don't want!), parsley and tomatoes.

One high spot thus far: the Executive Editor of Hemming's Motor News, Richard Lentinello, is organizing a book titled "Thunderbird Style," and has chosen our 1959 convertible as one of the T-birds to feature. So we had a photo-shoot here in North Reading!
 
We are organizing our inventory to be the used bookstore at two prestigious preservation events this fall, APT's meeting in Buffalo in September, and PTN's annual meeting, in Frederick, MD in late October. Stay tuned!   
 
Happy Browsing!

Steven 

 
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Tab le of Contents
New Arrivals
Construction Methods & Materials
Roofing  
Building Trades
Plan Books
Architects and Architecture
Paint and Related
New Arrivals


1. 
Scumbling and Colour Glazing    
A Practical Handbook for House Painters, Coach Painters and Others  
[Paint]. Millar, Andrew. Scumbling and Colour Glazing A Practical Handbook for House Painters, Coach Painters and Others. London: The Trade Papers Publishing Co., 1909. Octavo (5X8),  pp. ix, 89 with 13 color plates (beautiful tipped-in paint chip charts), 8 pages of advertising, and index. Original Green Boards With Gilt Lettering. Very good.  
 
An amazing example of trade literature with some of the most impressive (grain painted and marbled) paint chips we've ever seen.  For those who don't know what "scumbling" is, indispensable! Extremely scarce, easily the nicest copy of this book we've ever had. (18822)    $225.00
 
 

2.
A Book of Old English Designs - Forty-Seven Plates of Historical English Ornament
Jacobson & Company, New York, NY  
[Ornamentation]. Jacobson & Company. A Book of Old English Designs - Forty-Seven Plates of Historical English Ornament. 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 sixttenth century."  These replicas were parged by attaching surface sheets to walls and ceilings, and then applying the ornaments individually. They include Old English Friezes, borders, lions, dragons, rosettes, moldings, and much more. Beautifully detailed and photographed - an outstanding assortment. (18610)    $125.00
 
 
3.
Lot of Old-Time New England and Historic New England magazines, 1975-2008
Historic New England       
[History]. Historic New England. Lot of Old-Time New England and Historic New England magazines, 1975-2008. Boston, MA: Historic New England, 1975-2008. First edition. Quarto, 17 issues between 2000 and 2008 of Historic New England.; 9 issues of Old-Time New England, 3 from 1975-1976 and the rest between 1995 and 2000. Glossy Pictorial Wraps. Near Fine in Wraps.  
 
A carefully preserved collection of New England history, richly illustrated. Both magazines are publications of the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities, and are devoted to the preservation, research and interpretation of New England material culture. Put these away for your winter's reading pleasure! (18840)    $40.00



4.
Lot of Old House Journal magazines, 1997-2008
Old House Journal         
[Restoration]. Old House Journal. Lot of Old House Journal magazines, 1997-2008. Washington, D.C.: Restore Media, 1997-2008. First edition. Quarto, 63 issues between 1997 and 2008. Complete minus Feb 1997, Apr 1997, Jun 1997, Feb 1998, Aug 2004, Dec 2005, Feb 2007, Aug 2007, Oct 2008 Glossy Pictorial Wraps. Near Fine in Wraps.  
 
A carefully stored collection of restoration wisdom from the Old House Journal. Full of practical information and techniques, lavishly illustrated. (18839)    $60.00
   
 
 
 
      
 
 
 
 
 

Construction Materials & Methods



5.
Lot of two publications: Machine-Made Clay Building Block; and Machine-Made Terra Cotta Ashlar
Federal Seaboard Terra Cotta Corporation, New York, NY               
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
[Terra Cotta]. Federal Seaboard Terra Cotta Corporation. Lot of two publications: Machine-Made Clay Building Block; and Machine-Made Terra Cotta Ashlar. New York: Federal Seaboard Terra Cotta Corporation, 1929 and 1934. Quarto, pp 8 (1929 publication) and pp 6 (1934 publication); specification drawings on each page; 1929 publication is blueprint. Staplebound Wraps. Very good condition.  
 
These  publications illustrated standard jointing and erecting practice for these specialty building blocks. A 1934 letter by a sales manager is laid in. (18849)    $95.00
 
 
6 . 
American Motohome - The Pre-fabricated house that comes complete with food in the kitchen, Catalogue Number One  (2 booklets + 7 designs in a portfolio)
John Wanamaker & American Houses, Inc.
[Pattern Book]. John Wanamaker & American Houses, Inc. American Motohome - The Pre-fabricated house that comes complete with food in the kitchen, Catalogue Number One  (2 booklets + 7 designs in a portfolio) Dedicated to the women of America by Sarah Delano Roosevelt. New York: Houses, Inc., April 1, 1935. First edition. Small octavo,  pp 11 booklet w/general specifications;  pp 15 booklet w/list of features, and 7 loose sheets with b/w illustrations of house designs and floor plans. Decorated Stock Portfolio, light green. Good w/some minor foxing.  
 
John Wanamaker, the Philadelphia department store magnate who was responsible for the concept of truth in advertising, also manufactured his own pre-fabricated house brands. This is the very scarce first inaugural copy of his catalog. The styles depicted are remarkably modern, Bauhaus type designs. Sara Delano Roosevelt, FDR's mother, dedicated these designs because these low-cost homes were presumable going to help solve "social and economic problems growing out of the Great Depression." This is an extremely scarce publication with detailed specifications of how the homes were to be built, and their building systems to be designed. (18644)    $175.00
 
 
7.
The American Bald Cypress
Von Schrenk, Hermann         
[Wood]. Von Schrenk, Hermann. The American Bald Cypress Its Physical and Chemical Properties with Special Reference to Red Cypress - Coast Type. Jacksonville, FL: Southern Cypress Manufacturers' Association, 1931. First edition. Quarto (8.5 x 11). pp. 38. illustrated with charts, graphs and tables. A.I.A. File No. 19-A-2 Staplebound Wraps. Very good.  
 
This paper discusses the important qualities of cypress, comparing it with other woods that might be considered in connection with a particular use. Weight, strength, nail and screw-holding value, gluing characteristics, chemical resistance, and many more topics are explored. A valuable resource for anyone who uses cypress in their work. (18844)    $50.00
 
 
8.
Colored Masterbuilt Floors
The Master Builders Company         
[Building]. The Master Builders Company. Colored Masterbuilt Floors A Portfolio of Plates Prepared for Architects, Engineers and Owners of Buildings. Cleveland, OH: The Master Builders Company, Circa 1939. Octavo (8.5" x 11), 8 color plates. Original Wraps. Very Good; original cardstock portfolio is split at backstrip but present.  
 
These floors were marketed as stronger and more wear-resisting than plain concrete. The dye was not a coating that wore off, and this company boasted methods to make the colors more clear, rich, and waterproof. The beautiful color plates illustrated different uses of their products. An unusual and attractive portfolio. (18843)    $45.00
 
 
 
 
 
9 . 
The Diamond Glass Company Catalog #500
Diamond Glass Company, Cleveland, OH
[Glass]. Diamond Glass Company. The Diamond Glass Company Catalog #500. Defiance, OH: Diamond Glass Co., 1908. First edition. Quarto, pp. 192. Richly illustrated with photographs and b/w drawings of doors, windows, mantels, and more. Four advertising pamphlets and an order blank are laid in. Original Wraps. Good; hole-punched with string for hanging.  
 
This catalog displays products by the Diamond Glass Company in Cleveland, and its woodwork factory in Defiance, Ohio. Photographs and line drawings are especially helpful for their art glass, grilles, and door selections. A beautiful reference guide. (18816)    $60.00
 
 
 
 
10. 
A Treatise on Slate and Slate Quarrying, Scientific, Practical, and Commercial   
Davies, D.C.   
[Slate]. Davies, D.C. (Mining Engineer). A Treatise on Slate and Slate Quarrying, Scientific, Practical, and Commercial. London: Crosby Lockwood and Son, 1912/1880. Fifth Edition. 12 mo, pp 186. 39 b/w illustrations throughout the text  One fold out diagram of slate beds.  Original Tan Cloth on Boards w/embossed lettering & emblem. Very Good, w/minor wear.  
 
A thorough and very scarce guide to slate - its properties, origins, variations, geological structures in Wales, Great Britain and Ireland, the history of slate quarries, machinery, the use of slate in castle building, and much more. Very informative and detailed! (18821)    $95.00
 
 
 

11.
Some Examples of the Recent Use of Concrete Stone
Economy Manufacturing Company, New Haven, CT
[Concrete & Cement]. Economy Manufacturing Company. Some Examples of the Recent Use of Concrete Stone. New Haven, CT: Economy Manufacuring Company, 1907. Small quarto, pp 18. b/w photographic plates on each page. Original Cloth on Boards, dark green w/gilt lettering. Good.  
 
The contents of the photographic portfolio are divided into buildings at West Point, Christ Church and Trinity Church in New Haven, St. Philip's Church in Durham, NC and other miscellaneous categories. The photographs include both exterior and interior details of early twentieth century structures. (18817)    $95.00

 
 
12. 
Hollow Tile Construction    
Charles E. White, Jr.; W.S. Lowndes (Editor)         
[Concrete & Cement]. Charles E. White, Jr.; W.S. Lowndes (Editor). Hollow Tile Construction. Philadelphia, PA: David McKay Co. and overstamped by Read Publishing Company, New York NY, 1919. Octavo, pp 82. Generously illustrated with b/w construction details throughout. Original Green Cloth w/inscribed lettering. Very Good.  
 
An overview of concrete masonry unit construction showing unit types, opening details, wall and corner details. (18813)    $75.00    
 
 
 
 
13.
Studies in Lime With Specifications   
Kelley Island Lime & Transport Company, Cleveland, OH       
 
[Stone]. Kelley Island Lime & Transport Company. Studies in Lime a Reference and a Guide for Architects and Builders; A. I. A. File No. 21 A 1. Cleveland, OH: Kelley Island Lime & Transport Company, 1924. First edition. Quarto, pp 46. Richly illustrated with b/w and color drawings. Original Wraps bound with three metal fasteners. Very Good.  
 
A beautifully written and illustrated volume containing complete information on where lime can be used to advantage, and how to use it in the building field. Extremely uncommon and binding is in exceptional condition. (18825)    $125.00
 
 
 
 
 
14 . 
Stone in Building: Its Use and Potential Today   
Ashurst, John and Francis G. Dimes   
 
[Stone]. Ashurst, John and Francis G. Dimes. Stone in Building: Its Use and Potential Today. London: The Architectural Press Ltd, 1977. First edition. ISBN: 0851396070. Tall thin quarto, pp 105, price clipped, illustrated throughout in black and white, previous owner's inscription on front end paper. Hardcover. Very Good in Very Good DJ.  
 
This book puts information about construction methods in the context of current research into the qualities of stone, and provides concise yet comprehensive guidance to the use of what is one of the most environmentally sympathetic of all building materials. (18807)    $45.00


 
15.
Brick Engineered Homes
Structural Clay Products Institute, Washington, DC           
[Pattern Book]. Structural Clay Products Institute. Brick Engineered Homes. Washington, D.C.: Structural Clay Products Institute, 1947. First edition. Quarto (8.5" x 11"), pp 24. illustrated with b/w photographs and floor plans for 6 homes. Staplebound Wraps. Fine.  
 
After WWII, the nation's number one domestic problem was adequate housing. This company encouraged the construction of engineered homes to speed up construction time, and reduce material waste and fitting operations. The advantages of brick are explained, and some examples of brick use in home interiors are also included. (18833)    $65.00



 
Roofing
16.    
I.C.S. Reference Library Vol. 40     
Brickwork; Terra-Cotta, Faience, and Tiling; Building Stones; Masonry; Carpentry; Roofing  
[Roofing]. I.C.S. staff. I.C.S. Reference Library Vol. 40: Brickwork; Terra-Cotta, Faience, and Tiling; Building Stones; Masonry; Carpentry; Roofing A series of textbooks prepared for the students of the international correspondence schools and containing in permanent form the instruction papers, examination questions and keys used in their various courses. London: International Correspondence Schools, Ltd., 1914. Revised. Octavo (6 X 9), pp.vi, 51, 35, 44, 45, 36, 30, 57, 60, 70, 84  w/ index, examination questions and answer guide, and many line drawings. Half leather w/no jacket, with gilt title on spine. Very Good.  
 
A scarce title in the series, extremely well illustrated, and very influential in its day. (18810)    $85.00    


17.
Josam Manufacturing Catalog H
Josam Manufacturing Company, Michigan City, IN              
[Plumbing]. Josam Manufacturing Company. Josam Manufacturing Catalog H Drains and Traps; Interceptors; Shock Absorbers; Swimming Pool Equipment; Adjustable Closet Outlet Connections; Open Seat Back Water Sewer Valves and Open Seat Swing Check Valves; Expansion Joints; Soil Pipe Connectors; Vent Stack Sleeves. Michigan City, IN: Josam Manufacturing Company, 1935. Quarto, pp. 104, richly illustrated with hundreds of drawings of plumbing fixtures and specifications. Pictorial wraps. Very good; some edgewear.  
 
Fascinating 1930s period piece, with attractive and detailed illustrations. Includes a list of Josam installations from the War Memorial Building in San Francisco to the Colony for Epileptics in Cambridge, Mass. (18848)    $45.00


18.
Lot of Two Publications on Ventilating Skylights
Vent-O-Lite Company, Chicago, IL and American Bar Lock Company, Long Island, NY             
[Windows]. Vent-O-Lite Company. Lot of Two Publications on Ventilating Skylights More Daylight More Ventilation Easy Operation Positive Condensation Removal Long Life. Chicago, IL: Vent-O-Lite Company, 1930. Quarto, pp 20 plus two fold-out specification pages, illustrated with b&w photos and drawings. Second catalog is quarto, 4-page pamphlet by American Bar Lock Company, Long Island, NY, illustrated with b&w specification drawings. Three-hole, grommet bound, cardboard cover. Good; missing back cover.  
 
The manufacturing facility of the Vent-O-Lite Company illustrates this attractive catalog, along with its ventilating skylights and description of their features. A second pamphlet of Alglas ventilated skylights is included. An intriguing glimpse of skylight production and features available in the 1930s. (18847)    $75.00


 
Building Trades
 
19. 
Designing Concrete for Workability as Well as Strength    
Celite Products Company, New York, NY    
[Concrete & Cement]. Celite Products Company. Designing Concrete for Workability as Well as Strength A.I.A. File Number 3b. New York: Celite Products Company, nd (circa1926 ). 8 1/2" x 11" trade pamphlet, 7 pp. illustrated with b/w photographs. Color Pictorial Wraps, stock. Very Good.  
 
A wonderful trade piece showing the advantages of using Celite, a microscopic fine aggregate, to improve the workability of concrete. A number of different methods for testing strength and workability were performed, and this pamphlet explains the results. (18809)    $65.00
 
 
 
 
 
20.
Plastering Plain & Decorative
Millar, William           
[Plastering]. Millar, William. Plastering Plain & Decorative A Practical Treatise on the Art & Craft of Plastering and Modelling. New York: Dodd, Mead, and Company, 1927. Fourth Edition, revised and enlarged. Quarto (9 x 11). pp. xiii, 347. 125 full page plates and 500 illustrations in the text.   With introductory chapter by G. T. Robinson. Appendices (standard plastering specifications), indexed.  original linen. Very good.  
 
After all these years, still the industry standard and unsurpassed.  Of increasing scarcity, in any condition and edition (even the 20th century reprint is hard to find).  Any professional plasterer will confirm that it is the indispensable reference for the tradesman.  The most ambitious treatment of the subject, both historically and technically, beautifully illustrated and referenced.  Present copy is quite nice, solidly bound, and ready for another 80 years of service.  As nice a copy as we've had in years, of a book which is typically "worked to death." (18836)    $275.00
 
 
21. 
The Practical Plasterer - A Compendium of Plain and Ornamental Plaster Work With Useful Recipes and a Glossary of Terms     
Kemp, Wilfred (Plasterer)   
[Plastering]. Kemp, Wilfred (Plasterer). The Practical Plasterer - A Compendium of Plain and Ornamental Plaster Work With Useful Recipes and a Glossary of Terms. London: Crosby Lockwood and Son, 1900. First edition. 12 mo, pp 184. 52 b/w illustrations. Plus pp 15 catalog of publications from the Weale's Scientific & Technical Series, and pp 48 catalog of Crosby Lockwood Scientific, Technical and Industrial Books. 1902 book plate for perfect school attendance. Original Cloth on Boards, beige w/embossed  emblem & lettering. Very Good.  
 
An extremely scarce 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 drawings. Beautifully illustrated - a wonderful resource for builders and preservationists. (18823)    $200.00  
 
 
22. 
Catalog for 1913  
The Moeschl-Edwards Corrugating Company  
[Sheet Metal]. The Moeschl-Edwards Corrugating Company. Catalog for 1913 Manufacturers of Sheet Metal Building Material for Interior and Exterior. Covington, KY: The Moeschl-Edwards Corrugating Company, 1913. First printing. Octavo, pp. 192, indexed, beautifully illustrated with b/w drawings and photographs. Original Wraps. Good, with hole punch and string for hanging.  
 
Very scarce trade piece. Many detailed illustrations of their products make this a useful reference for renovation of period architecture. (18818)    $125.00
 
 
 
 
 
23.
Circular Work in Carpentry and Joinery   
Collings, George        
[Carpentry]. Collings, George. Circular Work in Carpentry and Joinery A practical treatise on circular work of single and double curvature. London: Crosby Lockwood and Son, 1903. Fourth edition. 16mo, pp xi, 168, 16, 47 Cloth over Boards. Very Good.  
 
We have a lot to learn from our British forefathers! Topics include elliptical heads, bull's-eye frames, gothic-headed frames, cased frames, circular angle brackets, hip rafters, and more. A 16-page catalog of Weale's series of scientific and technical works, and a 47-page catalog of Crosby Lockwood's publications on scientific and technical works, are bound in with the text. (18820)    $110.00     
 
 
24. 
The Sheet-Metal Worker's Guide: A Practical Handbook for Tinsmiths, Coppersmiths, Zincworkers, etc.  
Comprising numerous geometrical diagrams and working patterns, with descriptive text  
[Metal]. W. J. E. Crane. The Sheet-Metal Worker's Guide: A Practical Handbook for Tinsmiths, Coppersmiths, Zincworkers, etc. Comprising numerous geometrical diagrams and working patterns, with descriptive text. London: Crosby Lockwood and Son, 1888. 12 Mo, pp 97, 16, 32. Cloth over Embossed Boards. Very Good; sticker with book title adhered to spine.  
 
Authoritative and reliable as usual for this series. Clear and concise explanations on sheet metal, soldering and geometry of the trade. Good resource for research into contemporary Weale's and Crosby Lockwood titles, as the text includes a 16-page Weale's catalog and 32-page Crosby Lockwood catalog. (18819)    $100.00
 
 
 


 
 
Architects and Architecture


25.
Dana Somes, A. B.
Somes, Dana      
[Architects]. Somes, Dana. Dana Somes, A. B. Architect, Boston. Boston, MA: nd, c. 1930s. First edition. Oblong quarto (10.5"x13"), pp 16 plus pp 25 of advertising; illustrated with b/w photographs of buildings in the Boston area. Pamphlet about the Davenport-Hayward House tipped in; addressed to the Harvard class of 1922 at their 50th reunion. Original Wraps. Very good.  
 
This Boston architect executed work on apartment and commercial buildings in the Boston area, with an emphasis on the coveted Beacon Hill neighborhood. This book is a photographic compilation of work he did after 1924. The advertising section is a wonderful snapshot of contractors and builders active in Boston at the time. (18827)    $60.00  



26.
The Colonial House
Chandler, Joseph Everett          
[American]. Chandler, Joseph Everett. The Colonial House. New York: Robert M. McBride & Company, 1924. Revised Edition. octavo (7.5 x 10), pp 222, indexed, 140 plates. wonderfully illustrated in b/w with drawings and diagrams. Autographed in 1935 by the author for Gregory and Mary Wells, and a presentation letter from the author to the Wells is taped to the front end paper. Original Cloth. Good; repairs to back strip.  
 
"To the memory of Early Builders and Architects of the Anglo-American Colonies who builded better than they knew" (from the dedication). An ambitious, comprehensive work.  Perhaps the most interesting chapter for us is the author's "Lessons learned:" "What not to do," based on years of experience and common sense. (18832)    $75.00
 
 

27.
How to Make a Country Place
Sawyer, Joseph Dillaway        
[American]. Sawyer, Joseph Dillaway. How to Make a Country Place An Account of the Successes and the Mistakes of an Amateur in Thirty-five years of Farming, Building, and Development: Together with a Practical Plan for Securing a Home and an Independent Income, Starting with Small Capital. New York: Robert M. McBride & Company, 1914. First edition. Octavo, pp xv, 412, indexed, 140 plates. wonderfully illustrated with many photographs. Signed by the author on front end paper. Original Cloth with gilt lettering. Very good; some edgewear.  
 
Imagine being able to own 72 acres of farmland with a farm house for only $8500! The author did just that in 1886, later buying the adjoining farm as well. His account of his adventures are practical, with an occasional flash of humor. A rare opportunity to acquire a signed first edition of this entertaining book. (18837)    $75.00
 
 
28.
The Student's Guide to the Practice of Measuring and Valuing Artificers' Works
Dobson, Edward and Tarn, E. Wyndham         
[Architects]. Dobson, Edward and Tarn, E. Wyndham. The Student's Guide to the Practice of Measuring and Valuing Artificers' Works Containing Directions for Taking Dimensions, Abstracting the Same, and Bringing the Quantities into Bill; With Tables of Constants, for Valuation of Labour, and for the Calculation of Areas and Solidities. London: Crosby Lockwood and Son, 1899. First edition. 12 mo (5" X 7"), pp. xxiv, 326indexed, illustrated with 8 plates and 63 woodcuts, and includes 48-page Crosby Lockwood catalog and 16 pages of Weale's catalog, both catalogs of scientific and technical works. Decorated Boards. Very Good.  
 
A wonderful and early treatise on the subject, one that Building News claimed was the most complete treatise on the principles of measuring and valuing artificers' work at the time of its publishing. Like all trade pieces from this era, very scarce. (18831)    $60.00



Plan Books


29.
Redwood Home Plans by California Architects
California Redwood Association, San Francisco, CA           
[Architecture]. (California Redwood Association). Redwood Home Plans by California Architects. San Francisco: California Redwood Association, 1925. First printing. Octavo, pp. 48, includes 22 original designs with "18 vignetted photographs showing interesting features of small homes designed by prominent architects, color plates reproducing some of the many new and beautiful intetrior finishes and text which includes US Government facts and figures". Staplebound Wraps. Good, scrape and soiling on cover, but interior clean & bright.  
 
Scarce document on Southern-Californian-vernacular architecture.  Distinctive for the large number of bungalow houses presented, all with front elevations, floor plans and interior details.  A wonderful period piece. (18834)    $85.00
   
 
 
30.
For Home Lovers
National Lumber Manufacturers Association, Washington DC      
[Pattern Book]. National Lumber Manufacturers Association. For Home Lovers. Washington, D.C.: National Lumber Manufacturers Assoc., 1929. First edition. Quarto (8.5 x 11). 32 plates. Wonderful illustrations in color, as well as numerous floor plans, exterior elevations, interior perspectives, photographs, and drawings in b/w. Pictorial Wraps, beige/black. Near Fine. 
 
Scarce and an beautiful copy of an important title.  Charming bungalows, cottages, and small homes are featured in this lovely plan book. All of the houses are designed by architects including Russell Walcott and Eliot Putnam. Details such as entranceways, fencing, gables, and landscaping are attractively presented. (18628)    $75.00
 
 

31.
Fireproof Homes of Period Design, Seventy-Two Designs for Fireproof Homes From a National Competition Among Architects, Draftsmen and Architectural Students
USG/Architectural Forum     
[Pattern Book]. USG/Architectural Forum. Fireproof Homes of Period Design, Seventy-Two Designs for Fireproof Homes From a National Competition Among Architects, Draftsmen and Architectural Students Approved by The American Institue of Architects and conducted by The Architectural Forum. United States Gypsum Co., 1925. First edition. Quarto, pp 112. Each design is shown with a b/w perspective drawing, detailed sketches, finished floor plans. Includes the Twenty-Eight Prize Designs Selected by a Jury of the Following Eminent Architects; Dwight J. Baum, Edwin H. Brown, F. Ellis Jackson, William T. Warren & Julian Peabody. Heavy Stock Covers w/Embossed Design, beige. Very Good+.  
 
These competition designs incorporated a USG material called Structolite, which could be faced with stucco, stone, brick or wood. The styles are Spanish, Colonial, Modern American & English. The last 12 pages include specifications and building details. This is an uncommon and wonderfully illustrated publication! (18627)    $125.00
 
 
 
32.
Small Homes of California
McClurg, Verner B. (Architect)      
[Pattern Book]. McClurg, Verner B. (Architect). Small Homes of California Volume 1. Hollywood, CA: Murray & Gee, Inc., 1945. Second printing. Quarto (8.5" x 11"), pp 44. B/w perspective renderings and floor plans on each page. Pictorial Wraps, staple bound. Fine.  
 
McClurg was an architect for the Housing Authority of Los Angeles. These attractive, one-storey, single family homes are classic, popular mid-century designs. A great resource for those interested in 1940s California homes. (18826)    $125.00   
 
 
 


33.
Designs for Houses of Indiana Limestone, Being the best designs submitted in "a competition for a detached residence, faced with Indiana Limestone, conducted by The Architectural Review (Indiana Limestone Library Volume 27)
Abbott, Franklin; J.E.R. Carpenter, Ralph Adams Cram, Charles Z. Klauder, and Richard E. Schmidt   
[Pattern Book]. Abbott, Franklin; J.E.R. Carpenter, Ralph Adams Cram, Charles Z. Klauder, and Richard E. Schmidt. Designs for Houses of Indiana Limestone, Being the best designs submitted in "a competition for a detached residence, faced with Indiana Limestone, conducted by The Architectural Review (Indiana Limestone Library Volume 27). Bedford, IN: Indiana Limestone Quarrymen's Assoc., Sept. 1922. Fourth edition. Quarto, pp. 32. Illustrated with b/w drawings and plans. Decorated Stock Covers, light grey . Good.  
 
A very nice pattern book showcasing winning designs for houses with Indiana limestone facades. Images from 18 house designs with elevations, details, and floor plans for most. Reprinted from the September, 1917 issue of "The Architectural Review". A very nice combination trade piece and pattern book. A scarce and distinctive publication. (18629)    $120.00
 
 
34. 
The Home You Can Afford      
The Common Brick Manufacturers' Association of America           
[Pattern Book]. The Common Brick Manufacturers' Association of America. The Home You Can Afford Sixty-Two Brick Homes of Beauty and Economy. Cleveland, OH: Ralph P. Stoddard, 1924. Octavo, pp 62, contains the floor plans for 62 home plans, illustrated with photographs. Original Wraps. Very Good.  
 
An interesting catalog promoting the beauty and economy of brick homes. A photograph of each home accompanies its floor plan. Most are single family homes, but there are a few two-family homes included. A valuable manual for those interested in 1920s brick architecture. (18812)    $65.00       
 
 
35. 
Practical Homes for Dansville    
Rail and Moose Lumber, Dansville, NY 
[Pattern Book]. Rail and Moose Lumber. Practical Homes for Dansville [NY]. Dansville, NY: Rail and Moose, n.d., circa 1925. Octavo, pp 97, contains the floor plans for 98 home and garage plans, and illustrated in color.  Original Wraps. Very Good.  
 
Single family houses and bungalows are the focus of this catalog, but there are also plans for six two-family houses, two summer cottages, ten garages, and twelve additions. These homes were promoted by a Dansville lumber company experienced in building homes to meet the topographic and climatic conditions in their area. This is a valuable resource for anyone who wants to build or renovate in a 1920s style in upper state New York. (18811)    $75.00   
 
   
36.
Small Homes of Distinction
Bradbury-Locke Company, Milford, MA        
[Pattern Book]. Bradbury-Locke Company, Milford, MA. Small Homes of Distinction. Providence, RI: Nationwide House Plan Service, 1950. First edition. 16mo (3 1/2" x 6 3/8"), pp 20. B/w photographs and floor plans on each page. Pictorial Wraps, staple bound. Very good; light staining.  
  These small homes were selected because of their neatness in design and practical construction layouts, to assure a reasonable cost in building. Windows, doors, and timber lengths were planned to be stock sizes to avoid cutting and custom work. A valuable resource for planning an attractive, economical home. (18838)    $60.00
 
 
37. 
Popular Small Homes, A Selection of Proven Small Home Values
National Plan Service
[Pattern Book]. National Plan Service. Popular Small Homes, A Selection of Proven Small Home Values. Chicago, IL: National Plan Service, 1941. First edition. Quarto, pp. 40, richly illustrated w/ color, b/w drawings and plans. Color Pictorial Wraps, green. Good+, 1 corner front cover has small cut out.  
 
A gorgeous mid-20th century pattern book, showing a small homes in a variety of styles available for the WWII era homeowner. (18416)    $50.00
 
 
 
   
 
 
38.
 
Planned Homes of Individual Design    
Plant & Griffith Lumber Company, Inc., Richmond, VT     
[Pattern Book]. Plant & Griffith Lumber Company, Inc. Planned Homes of Individual Design. Richmond, VT: National Plan Service, Inc., 1946. Revised Edition. Oblong quarto, pp 48. Color perspective renderings and b/w floor plans on each page. Pictorial Wraps, spiral bound. Very Good.  
 
Ranch, Colonial, Cape Cod, and other contemporary styles are featured in this uncommon plan book from the late 1940's. (18824)    $50.00
 


39. 
A Book of Plans, No. 63    
Chicago House Wrecking Company  
[Pattern Book]. Chicago House Wrecking Company. A Book of Plans, No. 63. Chicago, IL: Chicago House Wrecking Co., 1913. Later Edition. Quarto, pp 94. b/w illustrations and floor plans on each page. Color Pictorial Wraps. Good condition, with tears along spine & edges.

In 1893, the Harris Brothers started business as The Chicago House-Wrecking Company. They became known as the Harris Brother in 1913. Each design is accompanied by detailed descriptions, dimensioned plans, and costs. (18417)    $90.00
 



Paint and Related


40.
Alabastine Water Color For Walls
Alabastine Company, Grand Rapids, MI 
[Paint]. Alabastine Company. Alabastine Water Color For Walls for homes, churches, schools, opera houses, for all public and private buildings. Grand Rapids, MI: Alabastine Company, nd (circa1925). 6 1/4" x 10 1/4" trade pamphlet, trifold with two pages of tint color samples. Color Pictorial Wraps, stock. Very Good.  
 
An attractive advertising pamphlet stamped by Swan of Shelburne Falls, Mass. promoting Alabastine, a powdered tint that was mixed with water for use on interior surfaces. Forty color samples are included, and mixing to create custom colors was encouraged. A handy resource for period colors. (18815)    $65.00  
 
 
41.
Color Helm
Fiatelle, Ridgewood, NJ       
[Interiors]. Fiatelle. Color Helm. Ridgewood, NJ: Fiatelle, 1940. Color wheel attached by metal grommet. Cardboard Covers. Fine.  
 
This color wheel, in its original envelope, was a supplement to "Popular Home Decoration," a book published in 1940 by Mary Davis Gillies, an editor of McCall's magazine. There are three dials, and the user can turn the each to see the different combinations of wallpaper, upholstery, and rug. A helpful tool for appreciating the color contrast in the textiles. Extremely scarce. (18841)    $40.00


42.
Art Metal Finish Colors and Grained Finishes
Art Metal Construction Company, Jamestown, NY           
[Metal]. Art Metal Construction Company. Art Metal Finish Colors and Grained Finishes. Jamestown, NY: Art Metal Construction Company, 1947. First edition. Quarto, three-page fold-out paint color chart with 44 color samples; counterstamped by Walter King Company in Detroit, and the Sewage Treatment Works in Columbus, OH. Pamphlet. Very good.  
 
A scarce example of mid-century art metal colors, including fifteen that simulated wood grain. A very attractive catalog. (18846)    $85.00

 
 



43.
Surface Protection from Fire Water Weather
Hill, Hubbell & Company, Houston, TX          
[Paint]. Hill, Hubbell & Company. Surface Protection from Fire Water Weather. Houston, TX: Hill, Hubbell & Company, nd, 1940s. 16mo (4" x 6.25"), pp 18. with b&w photographs and 11 paint color samples. Staplebound wraps. Very Good; some water marks.  
 
These paints created a film so hard that it carried all the virtues of cement, yet retained a high degree of elasticity. This publication described its properties and virtues, and included a beautiful sample chart. Currently no other copies available anywhere. (18845)    $75.00
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
44. 
Architectural Finishes  
Berry Brothers Finishes, Detroit, MI       
[Building Materials]. Berry Brothers Finishes. Architectural Finishes With specifications, description and other valuable information about Berry Brothers Varnishes and Finishes, compiled especially for architects. Detroit, MI: Berry Brothers Finishes, 1917. First edition. Quarto, pp. 36, illustrated with color sample charts. Hardcover. Very Good.  
 
This book was compiled to be a useful reference when selecting architectural finishes. The table of contents lists many projects such as cement surfaces, trim work, wood fillers, external shingles, and iron work, and guides the user to the particular section of interest. Products and techniques are suggested, and sample charts help in the selection of colors. A wonderful resource for period colors in stains and varnishes. (18814)    $130.00  
 
 
 
 
45. 
The Art and Science of Gilding, A Hand Book of Information For the Picture Framer     
Ford and Mimack          
[Art]. Ford and Mimack. The Art and Science of Gilding, A Hand Book of Information For the Picture Framer. Rochester, NY: Ford & Mimmack, 1909. First edition. Small octavo, pp 68. Cloth over Boards, black w/Dust Jacket. Near Fine in chipped DJ.  
 
"Practical instructions in the art of gilding picture frames...that will enable anyone to finish frames in gold and silver leaf, bronze and dutch metal." Formulas for compounding materials, making molds, and more. (17275)    $65.00