A Selection of our best titles for June 2018
Summer appears to have arrived! For our town Memorial Day parade, I parked the T-Bird on the front lawn (and even wore my Vietnam unit's hat!) and admired the festivities. Pictured here is a fellow collector's 1956 Ford convertible.
From today's listing, we can see that "The Small House" movement isn't a 21st century development, witnessed by the large number of mid 20th-century plan books here. Also, there is an interesting grouping of regional items from the West Coast, Midwest, and New England.
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Quarrying and Masonry
Building Materials and Trade Catalogs
Paints and Paper
Pattern and Plan Books
Salesman's sample case with 43 architectural glass samples
Havlin Witkin Corporation, Santa Clara, CA, circa 1950
[Glass]. Havlin Witkin Corporation. Salesman's sample case with 43 architectural glass samples. Santa Clara, CA: Havlin Witkin Corporation, n.d., c. 1950. Original edition. Case 4" x 6.25" x 8.25" with 43 Colored & Textured Glass samples - 3.25" x 5" Metal case w/glass samples. Metal Case & Glass Samples in Very Good+ Condition.
This company was founded in 1947 by Harold Witkin with his father-in-law Nate Havlin, and it was one of the largest glass distributors in northern California until it was sold to ACI Distribution in 1985. This collection of 43 colored and textured glass samples are enclosed in a very good case with its original label. Each sample has an identifying label with a description of the glass. Samples include wired, textured, patterned and colored glass. Some samples have a few nicks on the edge, but there are no obvious cracks or large chips. The metal box shows some light scuffs and scratches. Very scarce and in very nice condition for its age. (18802) $250.00
Salesman's sample case with 37 architectural glass samples
Paul Wissmach Glass Company, Paden City, WV
[Glass]. Paul Wissmach Glass Company. Salesman's sample case with 37 architectural glass samples. Paden City, WV: Paul Wissmach Glass Company, n.d.. Original edition. Case 5 1/4" x 3 3/4" x 2 3/4" with 37 Colored & Textured Glass samples - 3" x 2" Cloth over boards case w/glass samples. Cloth over Boards Case & Glass Samples in Very Good+ Condition.
A collection of 37 colored and textured glass samples in a very nice case that opens from the top and the front for easy access. Each sample has an identifying sticker with item name, number, and company symbol. Samples include hammered opal cathedral, opalescent, hammered cathedral, and seedy marine antique. A few of the samples have very minor nicks or chips on a corner. Very scarce and in exceptional condition. (18801) $195.00
Encyclopedia of Practical Receipts and Processes containing over 6400 receipts
Dick, William B.
[Chemistry]. Dick, William B. Encyclopedia of Practical Receipts and Processes containing over 6400 receipts. New York: Dick & Fitzgerald, 1890. Revised. Octavo, pp 607, indexed, illustrated w/line drawings. Cloth over Boards. Very Good.
This is a classic compilation of recipes for all sorts of domestic processes, including wood stains, varnishes, polishes, enamels, glazes, house paints, and gilds. No matter what your interests, you will find some recipes to try! (18800) $90.00
A Catalog of Sectional Houses and Garages
Henry McCleary Timber Company
[Sectional Houses and Garages]. Henry McCleary Timber Company. A Catalog of Sectional Houses and Garages. New York: Henry McCleary Timber Company, n.d., c. 1930. First edition. Octavo, 15 pp., illustrated with b&w illustrations of interior and exterior views. Original prices of each design were added in ink. Stamped by Osgood-Nurenburg Corporation, Grand Central Terminal, New York City on the front and back cover. Original Wraps. Fine.
An unusual catalog of seven sectional buildings, advertised as comfortable, attractive and low in cost, as well as easily erected by anyone who could read instructions and wield a wrench. Interior views also allow us to see furnishings, lighting, and design details of the period. Hard to find. (18795) $55.00
Booke of Svndry Dravghtes
And not Impertinent for Plasterers, and Gardeners: besides sundry other professions
[Windows]. Shaw, Henry. Booke of Svndry Dravghtes And not Impertinent for Plasterers, and Gardeners: besides sundry other professions. London: William Pickering, 1848. First edition. Octavo, pp. 117. Over 100 illustrations of window designs. Prev. owner's bookplate on FFEP. Cloth over Boards. Near fine exterior, but pages are waterstained.
The author claims that this is almost wholly copied from a 1615 publication with the same title, but he added a few new designs from "old authorities." He claimed this is a "treasury of working drawings for the use of glaziers" and we tend to agree. We've never seen this book before, and the illustrations would be helpful to anyone studying window history and restoration. (18768) $195.00
Ceramics de la Lys
by Marcke of Belgium, circa 1930
[Porcelain]. Marcke. Ceramics de la Lys. Belgium: J. De Greve & Company, n.d. c 1930. First edition. Octavo, pp. 36, color illustrations. Original Wraps, two-ring bound. Very Good, some soiling at the spine.
An attractive catalog of floor tile designs. Each design is illustrated in two color schemes for full appreciation of the layout. A beautiful example of European pre-war printing of trade literature. A scarce and desirable title. (18786) $95.00
Edifices De Rome Moderne Ou Recuell Des Palais, Maisons, Eglises, Couvents Et Autres Monuments Publics Et Particuliers Les Plus Remarquables De La Ville De Rome
Text volume and three atlas volumes by Paul Letarouilly
[Architectural History]. Letarouilly, Paul. Edifices De Rome Moderne Ou Recuell Des Palais, Maisons, Eglises, Couvents Et Autres Monuments Publics Et Particuliers Les Plus Remarquables De La Ville De Rome (Text vol. and 3 atlas vols.). Paris: A. Morel et Cie, 1860. First edition. Large Folio (17"x23"), vols. 1-3; Quarto, vol. 4. Vol. 1 plates 1-114, Vol. 2 plates 115-231, Vol. 3 plates 232-354, Vol. 4 pp. xxvii, 770. Text in French. Half leather over cloth boards. Fine; some foxing of pages.
Scarce excellent copy of four volumes of this major work, lavishly praised by Hitchcock for its accuracy and importance. Will require additional shipping charges and will be difficult for international shipping. (18794) $550.00
Concrete Masonry Manual
Expanded Shale Clay & Slate Institute, Washington DC
[Masonry]. Expanded Shale Clay & Slate Institute. Concrete Masonry Manual. Washington, D.C.: The National Litho Company, 1961. Second Printing. Quarto, pp 48. b/w construction drawings, details and photographs. Original Wraps. Very good; holed for three-ring binder use.
This trade piece focuses on building methods as well as the characteristics of concrete masonry units and construction. A practical and informative publication! (18791) $65.00
Studies in Granite, "The Noblest of Building Stone"
No. 2 of the Granite series, 1923-1928; AIA File # 8b3
[Stone]. National Building Granite Quarries Association, Inc. Studies in Granite, "The Noblest of Building Stone" No. 2 of the Granite series, 1923-1928; AIA File # 8b3. Boston, MA: National Building Granite Quarries Association, Inc., 1928. First edition. Quarto, 25 b&w plates (8.5" x 11") in original wraps. Folded Wraps. Very Good+.
Beautiful plates of granite construction in projects around the US, with credited architects. For example, plate 1 is the McKim Mead & White post office in Boston; plate 2 is the Freer building in Washington DC by Charles Platt. Plates are numbered and complete; printed on one side only and very frameable. We've never seen this before. (18804) $150.00
by Daneshill Brickworks of Basingstoke
[Brick]. Daneshill Brickworks. Beautiful Brickwork. Basingstoke: Hudson & Kearns, 1908-1914. First edition. Folio (10" x 15"), pp.14 with b&w illustrations and photographs. Original Wraps. Very Good; cover detached from stapled text.
Very scarce trade item, with 4-page advertising pamphlet and the Daneshill managing director's business card laid in. Large photographs of buildings and fireplaces constructed with Daneshill bricks, and technical specifications and prices of the Daneshill product line. A scarce example of this important English company's trade catalog. (18803) $125.00
A First Book of Mining and Quarrying, with the Sciences Connected Therewith
Collins, Joseph Henry
[Stone]. Collins, Joseph Henry. A First Book of Mining and Quarrying, with the Sciences Connected Therewith. London: Crosby, Lockwood and Sons, 1888. Second edition. 12mo, pp. 126 plus 16 page list of Weale's Series of Scientific and Technical Works, and 48 pages of Crosby Lockwood catalog of scientific, technical and industrial books. Indexed, illustrated with 34 figures. Cloth over Boards. Near Fine.
Very well-preserved copy of a very scarce book on mining and quarrying, intended for use in teaching young people living in mining districts in the UK and the US. There are chapters on how mines and quarries are worked, the mechanical and chemical processes used, and discussion of geology. This is currently the only copy for sale anywhere; don't miss it! (18767) $85.00
A Catalog of Building Stones
International Cut Stone Contractors' and Quarrymen's Association
[Stone]. International Cut Stone Contractors' and Quarrymen's Association. A Catalog of Building Stones Compiled by the International Cut Stone Contractors' and Quarrymen's Association. Indianapolis, IN: International Cut Stone Contractors' and Quarrymen's Association, 1954. First edition. Quarto, 47 pp., illustrated with color and b&w photographs of stone samples and buildings throughout the United States and Canada. Original Wraps. Fine.
An invaluable and scarce stone catalog indexed for easy reference. The products are organized by regional stone varieties and the attributed quarry source. Some examples include Lenroc stone from the Finger Lake Stone Company, Kasota Cream stone from the Babcock Company, and Kaibab stone from Western States Stone Company. The products of over 30 quarries around the United States are featured. A very attractive catalog. (18787) $95.00
Suggestions for Color Effects in Terra Cotta
National Terra Cotta Society
[Terra Cotta]. (National Terra Cotta Society). Suggestions for Color Effects in Terra Cotta. New York: North American Society of Arts, Inc., 1927. Octavo, folded pamphlet with color wheel attached by metal grommet. Cardboard Covers. Fine.
This is an unusual color wheel! There are six colors on the dial, and the user can turn the dial to see the different combinations displayed through the cut-out design on the cover. A helpful tool for appreciating the value (lightness or darkness) and the character (warm or cool) of color in terra cotta. Extremely scarce. (18788) $85.00
Libraries of Coal Mining and Engineering
Mining Equipment and Mine Organization and Safety; Ventilating Equipment; Erecting Work
[Stone]. Kneeland, Frank H. and Weigel, W. M. and Collins, Hubert E. Libraries of Coal Mining and Engineering: Mining Equipment and Mine Organization and Safety; Ventilating Equipment; Erecting Work. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1915. First edition. Octavo, pp. vii, 34, 18, iii, 78, iv, 140. Indexed and illustrated with b/w in-text figures. Original Cloth Covered Embossed Boards. Very good condition; light stain on back cover.
This book is a compilation of four essays by three authors. Kneeland wrote the sections on mining equipment and mine organization and safety; Weigel wrote the section on ventilating equipment; and Collins wrote the section on erecting work. The text is illustrated with photos and drawings of equipment of its day. An important work for students of coal mining and engineering. (18806) $85.00
The Blasting of Rock in Mines, Quarries, Tunnels Etc.
A Scientific and Practical Treatise for the Use of Engineers and Others Engaged in Mining, Quarrying, Tunnelling, &c., and for Mining and Engineering Students
[Stone]. Daw, Albert W. and Daw, Zacharias W. The Blasting of Rock in Mines, Quarries, Tunnels Etc. A Scientific and Practical Treatise for the Use of Engineers and Others Engaged in Mining, Quarrying, Tunnelling, &c., and for Mining and Engineering Students. London: E. & F. N. Spon, Limited, 1909. Second edition with Addenda. Octavo, pp. xix, 274 + pp. 56 catalog of Spon's scientific works. Index, illustrated with b/w in-text figures. Two previous owner's names inside front cover. Original Cloth Covered Embossed Boards. Good condition, w/mild rubbing to spine and edges.
This book is the result of many experiments in blasting, and supplies reliable rules and formulae for the necessary calculations, information on exploses, fuses, etc. All methods are thoroughly explained. There is an extensive bibliography of Spon's publications in the back of this volume. A very uncommon and invaluable guide. (18805) $95.00
Guide to Good Stucco
Atlas Portland Cement Company
[Plaster]. Atlas Portland Cement Company. Guide to Good Stucco. New York: Atlas Portland Cement Company, n.d., c. 1930. First edition. Quarto, pp 28. illustrated with numerous b&w photographs and four colored plates. Original Wraps. Good; cover edges soiled.
This is intended to be a guide for coloring, applying and maintaining stucco, but the photographs of buildings credited to several architects in the NY/Penn/Conn area are a great resource for people seeking period usage of stucco. Many technical diagrams of masonry walls and footings are important for period work. (18793) $75.00
Cameron's Plasterer's Manual
Containing accurate descriptions of all tools and materials used in plastering; description of the appearance and action of every variety of lime and cement; instructions for making all kinds of mortar; instructions for doing all kinds of plain and ornamental plastering; cistern building; form of contract; useful tables; many important recipes, etc., with illustrations.
[Plastering]. Cameron, K. Cameron's Plasterer's Manual Containing accurate descriptions of all tools and materials used in plastering; description of the appearance and action of every variety of lime and cement; instructions for making all kinds of mortar; instructions for doing all kinds of plain and ornamental plastering; cistern building; form of contract; useful tables; many important recipes, etc., with illustrations. New York: William T. Comstock, 1883. Second edition. 12mo, pp. 53. ex-library. Illustrated with b/w drawings by the author. Boards. Very Good, no DJ as issued.
A very early plastering trade piece, a thorough treatment of the subject for its size. Scarce! Although available in a small handful of American institutions, the manual is not listed in Hitchcock or any of the standard bibliographies. (18772) $225.00
Building Construction (text and portfolio volume)
Prof. Henry Adams, M.I.C.E.
[Building]. Prof. Henry Adams, M.I.C.E. Building Construction (text and portfolio volume) Comprising Notes on Materials, Processes, Principles, and Practice. London: Waverley Book Company, Ltd., n.d., c. 1911. Special Edition. Small quarto, pp 592 , about 2,300 Engravings. Large folio (12"x18") contains 23 color plates (plate B, brickwork, is missing). Leatherette, Red w/gilt lettering. Very good.
This is an extraordinarily in-depth treatment of architectural building principles from the five orders to materials, structures, specific chapters on brickwork methods, carpentry, staircase construction, trusses, and beams, to name a few of the topics covered. An invaluable resource for builders and designers. The color plates feature window sashes, stonewalling, joints and joinery, iron roofs, fireproof floors, and more. (18748) $200.00
[Plaster]. Mason, J. Plastering Plain and Decorative. London: Crosby and Lockwood & Son LTD, 1937. First edition. 12 mo (5x8). pp vii, 87. illustrated. Ex-library. original red cloth. Very Good + in Chipped DJ.
Like all trade titles in this British series, very well done and quite scarce today. Some of the best tradesmen of this era were British, hence the best technical publications are from the UK. (18771) $145.00
The Blue Book of Home Plans for Homes in the Pacific Northwest
Pacific First Federal Savings and Loan Association
[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) $110.00
Universal Small Homes
Books No. 12 and 13 by Universal Plan Service
[Pattern Book]. Universal Plan Service. Universal Small Homes Books No. 12 and 13. Portland, OR: Universal Plan Service, 1939. First edition. Two oblong octavo, pp 26 and pp 33, contains exterior illustrations and the floor plans for over 50 homes. Book No. 12 has a loose page. Book No. 13 contains some pencil notations on two of the homes, and there is a scissor mark on one page where the previous owner cut into the floor plan. Original Wraps. Good; cover fraying at the staples.
There are cottages of many different styles in these two booklets, including colonial, English, and Cape Cod. A nice pattern book of Pacific Northwest homes from the 1930s. (18780) $100.00
Premier Small Homes
[Pattern Book]. Marshak, Harry. Premier Small Homes. Providence, RI: Remington Press, nd, c 1935. First edition. Quarto, pp 34, contains exterior illustrations and the floor plans for over 50 homes. Spiral bound 3-color cardstock wraps. Very good; small portion of back cover missing.
These homes display a New England provenance; each was given the name of a New England landmark. Some of the exterior illustrations are in color. An attractive pattern book of small house designs with an emphasis on Colonial and Cape Cod designs. (18781) $65.00
Summer Cottages, Log Cabins & Garages
[Pattern Book]. Lindstrom, J. W. Summer Cottages, Log Cabins & Garages. Minneapolis, MN: Lindstrom, J. W., 1931. Quarto, 64 pp., staple-bound pictorial wrappers with cloth tape spine. 24 illustrated structures with floor plans and description of the design. Original Wraps. Very good interior, with owner signature on cover and front end paper.
One in a series of pattern books published by this Minneapolis architect, this edition offers plans for ten cottages, eight log cabins, and six garages. Each structure is described and illustrated with plans and with illustrations, some in color. The garage plans are particularly unusual and attractive. Very scarce. (18752) $100.00
[Pattern Book]. Lindstrom, J. W. Bungalows. Minneapolis, MN: Colwell Press, Inc., 1938. Second edition. Quarto, 112 pp., staple-bound pictorial wrappers with cloth tape spine. Over 100 illustrated single family homes with floor plans and description of the design. Original Wraps. Very good interior, with some cosmetic cover wear.
One in a series of pattern books published by this Minneapolis architect, this edition offers plans for over 100 bungalows and cottages, despite the "misleading" front cover of an avante garde, modernistic residence! Each house is described and illustrated with plans and with either a black and white photograph or a perspective drawing. If you are looking to restore a bungalow typical of the Midwest city and suburban architecture of the 1930s, this book would be a valuable resource for you. (18751) $160.00
Homes of Economy
William B. Morse Lumber Company
[Pattern Book]. William B. Morse Lumber Company. Homes of Economy. Rochester, NY: William B. Morse Lumber Company, nd, c 1935. First edition. Quarto, pp 36, contains exterior illustrations and the floor plans for 45 homes. Original wraps with full color cover. Good; cover is held by one staple.
These homes met the demand for small economical homes of architectural quality and appeal. Some homes are presented with several layouts to appeal to varied tastes and needs. The index is ordered by name and by size, making this a very useful and attractive resource for small house design. (18782) $65.00
A collection of well-designed,attractive and livable houses, within the price range of the average American family
[Pattern Book]. National Lumber Company. Modest Homes A collection of well-designed,attractive and livable houses, within the price range of the average American family. Davenport, IA: Bawden Brothers, nd, c. 1930. First edition. Quarto, pp 32, contains exterior photographs and the floor plans for 32 homes. Original Wraps. Very good.
These attractive homes were designed to be practical and economical. The exteriors are simple but attractive. A nice pattern book of small and medium sized homes from the early 20th century. (18778) $65.00
[Pattern Book]. Cleveland Publications. Small Homes. Los Angeles, CA: Cleveland Publications, nd, c. 1930. First edition. Quarto, pp 24, contains exterior photographs and the floor plans for 42 homes. Original Wraps. Good; cover is detached.
These small homes prioritized low cost. There are a variety of styles and sizes, but the exteriors are practical and simple. An attractive handbook of small house designs of the early 20th century. (18777) $55.00
Practical Small Homes in Attractive Designs
Atlas Lumber Company
[Pattern Book]. Atlas Lumber Company. Practical Small Homes in Attractive Designs. Atlas Lumber Company, nd, c. 1930. First edition. Octavo, pp 32, contains exterior illustrations and the floor plans for 24 homes. Four garages are also illustrated, but there are no floor plans for them. Original Wraps. Very Good.
These small homes were intended to be practical and attractive for all weather zones. The exteriors are detailed to have great curb appeal. A charming handbook of small house designs from the early 20th century. (18776) $55.00
The Apartment Cottage
Model Plan Service
[Pattern Book]. Model Plan Service. The Apartment Cottage. Kansas City, MO: The Lowell Press, 1930. First edition. Octavo, pp 20, contains exterior illustrations and the floor plans for 10 homes. Original Wraps. Very Good.
The standalone apartment cottage was a unique concept and way ahead of its time. These small homes require no basements, and anticipated that the owner would use open fireplaces for heat and send their laundry out. The exteriors of these homes are what really catch the eye; each one has an unusual feature. Unusual and worth exploring! (18775) $75.00
Collier-Adams Mfg. Company
[Pattern Book]. Collier-Adams Mfg. Company. Small Homes. St. Joseph, MO: Brown-Blodgett Company, 1940. Second edition. Quarto, pp 8, contains exterior illustrations and the floor plans for 33 homes. Original Wraps. Very Good.
These small and medium family homes were designed to be of modest cost, but there was no compromise on their charm. These are beautiful examples of early 20th century home design. (18774) $55.00
Selected Small Homes
Schmoyer, H. L.
[Pattern Book]. Schmoyer, H. L. Selected Small Homes. St. Paul, MN: Brown-Blodgett Company, 1938. Second edition. Quarto, pp 24, contains exterior illustrations and the floor plans for 23 homes. Original Wraps. Very Good.
These small family bungalows are timeless! Any of these simple, tasteful, practical and economical homes would be comfortable and attractive today. A lovely example of early 20th century home design. (18773) $55.00
A Book of Plans
Chicago House Wrecking Company
[Pattern Book]. Chicago House Wrecking Company. A Book of Plans. Chicago, IL: Chicago House Wrecking Company, 1910. First edition. Quarto, pp 64, contains exterior illustrations and the floor plans for 23 homes and 10 barns. Original Wraps. Good; cover is loose.
This company sold plans and all the materials to build their homes. According to the testimonials from satisfied customers, the company sent the building materials by freight to the building site, where the customer's contractor would assemble it. The catalog describes the building materials used, and the structures are beautifully illustrated. A lovely view of early 20th century home and barn design. (18770) $75.00
Bungalows Camps and Mountain Houses
Comstock, William Phillips; Schermerhorn, Clarence Eaton
[Pattern Book]. Comstock, William Phillips; Schermerhorn, Clarence Eaton. Bungalows Camps and Mountain Houses. New York: Vail-Ballou Press, Inc., 1924. Third edition.Quarto, 158 pp., green cloth illustrated boards with repaired spine. 110 designs with 245 illustrations. Original Cloth. Very good, repaired spine, torn corner on end paper.
This book contains a large variety of designs by many architects showing homes in all parts of the country, many of which are suitable only for summer use while others are adapted for permanent residence. Camps, hunting lodges and log cabins are also presented, suggesting designs for vacation dwellings in woods and mountains. The third edition includes a new section that is of particular value to those who wish to build in very warm or tropical environments. (18750) $75.00.
Bungalows and Two Story Homes
Distinctively Different Practical Plans
[Pattern Book]. United Sash and Door Company. Bungalows and Two Story Homes Distinctively Different Practical Plans. Wichita, KS: United Sash and Door Company, 1927. Twelfth Edition. Oblong quarto, pp 112, contains exterior and interior b&w photographs and the floor plans for over 50 homes. Original Wraps. Very good; closed tear to front cover.
This catalog of homes is unusual in that it includes some interior photographs of the home designs, which afford us a great view of period kitchen, baths, fireplaces, lighting, and living spaces. Exterior photography also includes some beautiful garages. This is a valuable resource for 1920s bungalow restoration. (18789) $125.00
Being a Partial Reproduction of the Prize Designs Submitted for the "Concrete House Competition" of the Association of Portland Cement Manufacturers, Philadelphia. Penna.
[Pattern Book]. Atlas Portland Cement Co. Concrete Cottages Being a Partial Reproduction of the Prize Designs Submitted for the "Concrete House Competition" of the Association of Portland Cement Manufacturers, Philadelphia. Penna. New York: Atlas Portland Cement Co., ca. 1909. First edition. Oblong Octavo, pp. 14. Illustrated with b/w photos, drawings, plans, and details. Pamphlet. Good; heavy crease down the middle; portion of back cover is missing.
A selection of prize designs from a competition to design a concrete house. An interesting look at turn of the century design. (18756) $65.00
|Building Materials and Trade Catalogs
Ambler Asbestos Shingles: Selection Sheet
Ambler Asbestos Shingles
[Roofing]. Ambler Asbestos Shingles. Ambler Asbestos Shingles: Selection Sheet Made by Asbestos Shingle, Slate And Sheathing Company. Ambler, PA: Asbestos Shingle, Slate And Sheathing Co., nd (circa1922 ). 8 1/2" x 11" trade pamphlet,4 pp. illustrating color and installation of asbestos roof shingles. Color Pictorial Wraps, stock. Very Good.
A wonderful trade piece showing examples of French or diagonal method, American method, and honeycomb method of installing fireproof asbestos shingles on home roofs. Color samples are also illustrated. (18754) $75.00
Kinnear Rolling Doors
Kinnear Manufacturing Company
[Doors]. Kinnear Manufacturing Company. Kinnear Rolling Doors. Columbus, OH: Kinnear Manufacturing Company, 1951. First printing. Four quarto trade catalogs, illustrated with b&w photographs. Original Wraps. Fine.
Kinnear is a very important manufacturer of rolling doors and storefronts. This is a time capsule from 1951! These four catalogs were mailed to George Bauermeister of the City of Columbus Sewage Treatment Works with a typed letter on beautiful company letterhead signed by James Gaylord in the sales department at Kinnear, and a detail sheet on one particular rolling door of interest. All of these were carefully stored in the last 65 years, and the original letter and the detail sheet have never been folded. An unusual resource for someone interested in rolling doors. (18792) $55.00
A Brief Outline of Con-Tex and its Uses in Concrete Construction
Concrete Surface Corporation
[Concrete]. Concrete Surface Corporation. A Brief Outline of Con-Tex and its Uses in Concrete Construction. New York: Concrete Surface Corporation, nd (c 1930 ). 8 1/2" x 11" trade pamphlet, 10 pp. with b/w photographs of roadways and surfaces using concrete construction. Original Wraps. Very Good.
A wonderful trade piece describing what Con-Tex does, how it acts, and how it can be used. Liberally illustrated with b/w photographs of projects using this economical, strong, and attractive building material. (18763) $55.00
Driwal for Dampproofing and Stainproofing Cut Stone, Cast Stone and Similar Building Materials
[Stone]. Billings-Chapin Company. Driwal for Dampproofing and Stainproofing Cut Stone, Cast Stone and Similar Building Materials. Cleveland, OH: Billings-Chapin Company, nd (circa1925 ). 8 1/2" x 11" trade pamphlet, 16 pp. with b/w photographs of buildings using this stain-proofing material. Original Wraps. Very Good.
Stone, brick, concrete and stucco are susceptible to staining and discoloring, and this pamphlet persuasively makes the case for protecting your building surface from damage by moisture. The text is richly illustrated with photographs of period buildings throughout the US that use this product, and their handsome facades make this a pleasure to browse. (18764) $55.00
Bayley Springfield Windows and Doors Catalog
The William Bayley Company
[Windows]. The William Bayley Company. Bayley Springfield Windows and Doors Catalog. Springfield, Ohio: William Bayley Co., 1929. Original edition. 8 1/2" x 11" pp 122. A compilation of eight smaller catalogs (pivoted windows, projected windows, steel windows, continuous windows, and tubular steel doors). Illustrated with many b/w photographs. Cardboard Covers; five-hole punched paper bound with metal brads. Good; heavy creasing on the cover at the spine and edges.
This compilation describes the Bayley line of windows and doors in detail. Many plates are included to illustrate the construction details, and photographs show Bayley windows in commercial buildings around the United States. (18762) $75.00
Fireproof Buildings of NATCO Hollow Tile
National Fire Proofing Company (NATCO)
[Masonry]. National Fire Proofing Company (NATCO). Fireproof Buildings of NATCO Hollow Tile. Pittsburgh, PA: National Fire Proofing Co. (NATCO), nd ca 1922. First edition. Quarto, pp 16. b/w photographs, building details, floor plans, and tile types. Color Pictorial Wraps, orange/green. Very Good+.
A very nice collection of home designs and floor plans for concrete masonry houses. Most have stucco finishes, some have face brick, and others have stone facades. There are bungalows, 2-story "residences," and also garages. (18632) $75.00
Koppers Specifications Roofing Waterproofing Flashing Dampproofing
Koppers Products Company, Pittsburgh, PA
[Roofing]. Koppers Products Company. Koppers Specifications Roofing Waterproofing Flashing Dampproofing. Pittsburgh, PA: Koppers Products Company, nd c. 1930. First edition. Quarto, pp 45. Construction details on each page, with many b/w illustrations. Decorated Stock Covers, orange/white. Very Good.
Detailed specifications for several Koppers roofing products for wood, concrete, tile, and steel decks. Also included are flashing specifications, metal finishing strips, and dampproofing. (18760) $65.00
Plastic Rock for Resurfacing Floors
United Laboratories Inc.
[Floors]. United Laboratories Inc. Plastic Rock for Resurfacing Floors. Cleveland, OH: United Laboratories Inc., 1943. First edition. Quarto, pp 64. Construction details on each page, with many b/w illustrations. Decorated Stock Covers, three-ring punched papers bound with brass brads. Good; loose cover reattached with plastic tape.
This is a compilation of documents related to United Laboratories' plastic rock flooring material. This resource includes laboratory reports, a maintenance checklist, promotional materials, and directions with b/w photographs of installation and repair techniques. Details about their armor-plate abrasive paint, including a sample, are also included. (18761) $55.00
Hope's Metal Casements
Publication No. 62 by Henry Hope & Sons, Ltd.
[Windows]. Henry Hope & Sons, Ltd. Hope's Metal Casements Publication No. 62. New York: Henry Hope & Sons, 1929. First edition. Quarto, pp. 76. B&W photographs of Hope's casement windows in a variety of finished buildings. Cardboard Covers. Good; light water damage to back cover and interior pages.
The photographs in this attractive book illustrate the variety of buildings where Hope's casement windows were used in the United States and England, demonstrating their adaptability to a wide range of climatic conditions. (18783) $125.00
The Painter, Gilder, and Varnisher's Companion; Containing Rules and Regulations in Every Thing Relating to the Arts of Painting, Gilding, Varnishing, Glass-Staining, Graining, Marbling, Sign-Writing, Gilding on Glass, and Coach Painting and Varnishing....
[Paint]. Brannt, William T. The Painter, Gilder, and Varnisher's Companion; Containing Rules and Regulations in Every Thing Relating to the Arts of Painting, Gilding, Varnishing, Glass-Staining, Graining, Marbling, Sign-Writing, Gilding on Glass, and Coach Painting and Varnishing.... Philadelphia: Henry C. Baird, 1850. First edition. 12mo, pp. v, 189, with 10 page Baird book catalog. Signed on front end paper by original owner in 1850. Cloth over Boards. Very Good; light edgewear at spine.
A practical guide to numerous aspects of the painter's art and craft, including the mixing of pigments, graining, gilding, varnishing, basic color theory, and other practical details. A popular volume in its day, considering the number of editions produced. This is the first time we've come across a first edition! (18797) $150.00
The Paper Hanger's Companion
[Paint]. Arrowsmith, James. The Paper Hanger's Companion Comprising Tools, Pastes, Preparatory Work; Selection and Hanging of Wall-Papers; Distemper Painting and Cornice-Tinting; Stencil Work; Replacing Sash-Cord and Broken Window-Panes; and Useful Wrinkles and Receipts. Philadelphia, PA: Henry Carey Baird & Company, 1905. Revised edition. 12 mo, pp. xii, 150, and 31 page Baird book catalog. Indexed, with b&w illustrations. Cloth over Boards. Fine.
This is a comprehensive manual for anyone working with wallpaper in 1905. Tools and pastes, selection, hanging, and cleaning of all kinds of wallpaper products are covered. Other chapters discuss stencils, ornaments, and even window repair. Scarce. (18799) $90.
The Painter's and Colourman's Complete Guide
[Paint]. Tingry, Pierre Francois. The Painter's and Colourman's Complete Guide Being a Practical and Theoretical Treatise on the Preparation of Colours, and their Application to the Different Kinds of Painting: In Which is Particularly Described the Whole Art of House Painting. Philadelphia: E. L. Carey & A. Hart, 1831. First American edition. 12mo, pp. viii, 236, with 4 page Carey book catalog. Signed on front end paper by original owner. Full Leather. Good; detached front cover.
This truly is a complete guide! Everything from the history of paint, to the colors and adhesives used in the paint formula, and everything in between, is included in this classic text. Reprints abound, but this is the only original print available for sale anywhere. (18798) $190.00
Colour in Everyday Rooms
[Paint]. Ionides, Basil. Colour in Everyday Rooms. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1934. Printed in Great Britain. Quarto. pp xii, 115. color frontispiece and many b&w photographs, mostly of home interiors. Signed inside front cover by previous owner, and some marginalia in pencil. Cloth over Boards. Fine.
Very scarce. This book may be similar in title to Basil Ionides' earlier book, "Color and Interior Decoration," but the content is certainly very different. At the time of publication Art Deco was in full swing and Basil Ionides had designed interiors for Savoy and Claridge's, and the influence of the changes in architecture and design on the interiors of this book is striking. However, his attentive eye for the more traditional interior isn't abandoned in this book, and there remains a broad variety of styles for varying tastes. The chapters of the book cover everything from the color of the outside of the house, lighting effects, style revivals and commercial decoration. (18796) $75.00
Radford's Stores and Flat Buildings
Illustrating The Latest and Most Approved Ideas In Small Bank Buildings, Store Buildings, Double or Twin Houses, Two, Four, Six, and Nine Flat Buildings
[Pattern Book]. (Radford Architectural Company). Radford's Stores and Flat Buildings Illustrating The Latest and Most Approved Ideas In Small Bank Buildings, Store Buildings, Double or Twin Houses, Two, Four, Six, and Nine Flat Buildings. Chicago: Radford Architectural Company, 1909. First edition. Octavo, pp. 83 plus period ads, indexed, illustrated with drawings and floor plans. Original Cloth w/2-color design to cover. Near Fine. No DJ, as Issued. Front bright and clean, but soiling on back cover.
Nice copy of one of the less common and more useful of the sought-after Radford's pattern book series. (18779) $150.00
Designed for Concrete; 55 Selected Designs from the 1936 Pencil Points-Portland Cement Association Architectural Competition for the design of firesafe concrete homes
Portland Cement Association
[Architecture]. (Portland Cement Association). Designed for Concrete; 55 Selected Designs from the 1936 Pencil Points-Portland Cement Association Architectural Competition for the design of firesafe concrete homes. Chicago: Portland Cement Association, 1936. First printing. Quarto, pp. 48, 37 pages of photographs, drawings and plans of 55 prize-winning designs. Includes "Here's how a concrete house is built", "It costs less to live in a firesafe concrete house", and "Floor finishes for concrete floors". Color Pictorial Wraps, green stock. Good.
Uncommon volume on concrete home design. Distinctive for the large number of "modernistic" houses presented, all with front elevations, floor plans and interior details. A wonderful period piece, which presents samples from most American regions. (18633) $90.00
Hartford Sash & Door Company
[Pattern Book]. Hartford Sash & Door Company. Home Plans. Hartford, Conn.: Curtis Publishing Co., 1926. Oblong quarto, 96 pp. Four-color illustrated cover, 96 black and white photographs and floor plans of single family homes. Color Pictorial Wraps. Very good; some corner creasing and light soiling.
The Hartford Sash & Door Company compiled their newest possible designs in 1926 in this beautifully photographed view book. Each listing includes the floor plans and a feature of the home (examples: staircase; entrance, rear or interior door; built-in cabinet, dining alcove, or ironing board, etc.). A valuable resource for anyone renovating a 1920s home. (18749) $125.00
Montgomery Ward & Co.
[Pattern Book]. Montgomery Ward & Co. Wardway Homes. Chicago, IL: Montgomery Ward & Co., 1922. Quarto, 100 pp. in color pictorial wraps. Color Pictorial Wraps. Very good; light soiling.
Over 70 home exteriors and a few garages are illustrated, with floor plans and descriptions of the interior. A few pages are devoted to advertising of plumbing, heating, wall fixtures and wallpaper needed to finish the interior of the home. Price guides for the homes, and for the heating, plumbing and electrical wiring, are included. A valuable resource for anyone with a Wardway home. (18755) $125.00
Montgomery Ward & Co.
[Building Materials]. Montgomery Ward & Co. Building Materials. Chicago: Montgomery Ward & Co., 1922. Oblong Quarto, 64 pp. Thoroughly illustrated with b/w drawings and photos, fabulous front and back illustrations. Staplebound Wraps. Very good; edge wear with one page loose.
A scarce Montgomery Ward catalog from the 1920s, featuring a beautiful color cover and numerous illustrations of the full line of Ward's building materials, such as doors, windows, built-in colonnades, interior trim, kitchen cabinets, roofing materials, metal ceilings, floor tile, paint, varnish, and more. An important resource for interior renovations of bungalows and cottages of the period. (18753) $125.00
Gordon-Van Tine Company
[Building Materials]. Gordon-Van Tine Company. Building Material. Davenport, IA: Gordon-Van Tine Co., 1926. Oblong Quarto, 103 pp. Thoroughly illustrated with b/w drawings; color covers, paint chart, and roofing pages. Staplebound Wraps. Very good interior; spine shows wear and cover soiling.
A scarce catalog from this Davenport, Iowa company, featuring a beautiful color cover and numerous illustrations of the full line of their building materials, such as hardware, roofing, plumbing, floor tile, windows, doors, stairways, and more. (18757) $110.00
Beautiful Homes of Concrete Masonry
Portland Cement Association
[Concrete & Cement]. Portland Cement Association. Beautiful Homes of Concrete Masonry. Chicago: Portland Cement Assoc., 1915. First edition. Quarto, pp 31. Sepia toned b/w photographs and floor plans of house designs on each page. Decorated Stock Covers, brown. Very good, with mild edge chipping.
A collection of attractive, architect designed homes - built with concrete masonry units, and finished in stucco, brick veneer, and stone facing. Styles include "old Spanish," "English," bungalows, and "old French." The homes are in Coral Gables, Dallas, Denver, Atlanta, New Rochelle, and elsewhere across the United States. A lovely and very uncommon plan book in nice condition. (18790) $75.00