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THE CHRISTIAN GARLAND. OR A COMPANION FOR LEISURE HOURS CONSISTING OF ORIGINAL & SELECT PIECES IN POETRY & PROSE.

London: Religious Tract Society, (circa 1856). 8vo. Publisher's black full-morocco gilt and blind stamped. iv, 251, (1) pages, 8 fine chromolithographic plates. New edition.
  
The British Library gives a date of 1856.  An overtly Christian title, but the illustrations were "on trend."  Commonplace albums of the date were replete with similar genre watercolors but printed examples are most unusual.  The chromolithographic plates of groups of shells, flowers, etc. are by  J. Kronheim.  With binders ticket "B. West, Binder, Clerkenwell."  A nice example.


$425.00
 



          
CORNER, James M., and E.E. Soderholtz.  EXAM PLE S OF DOMESTIC COLONIAL ARCHITECTURE IN NEW ENGLAND.       
    

Boston: Bates & Guild, 1901. Folio. Half-calf. (8) pages, 50 plates.


This is the first of a series of books produced by Corner and Soderholtz that photographed existing examples of colonial architecture.  Their photographs are thought to be the first to document early American architecture in book form.  Spine and tips professionally repaired, else a very good copy.


$285.00

    

      
(EIGHTEENTH CENTURY ARCHITECTURAL MANUSCRIPT)   (BEAVER, Rev. G.).  Explanation of an Ornamental Arch &c. in the Church of the Parish of Trent as represented in an engraving designed for Collinson's History of Somersetshire
           
(Trent, England): 1793. Folio. Original stiff marbled wrappers. Title page, 19 leaves, engraved plates tipped on a frontispiece; 1 full page ink & wash facsimile.

A copy, but a copy of a manuscript, "Transcribed from one in the possession of the Revd. John Williams of Marston Magna" according to a note at the end.  Inscribed inside the front cover: "Alfred Seymour, Mann House, Trent, No. 2, copy of No. 1."  Beaver was the rector of Trent; three of his sermons were published in Sherborne between 1795 and 1800.  His detailed analysis of the arch, with the text and footnotes on facing pages, corrects Colllinson in detail and deals at length with various monuments in the church.  It is inspired by the restoration of the arch by the Earl of Egremont (whose family vault adjoins the arch) and Henry Seymour, Lord of the Manor, in 1792, from whose library this seems to have come.  It is not possible to determine whether Beaver intended the work to be published.  It seems most likely that a few copies were made for local antiquaries and landowners, and no record exists of its publication.

 
$425.00
 

  
(FINE BINDING -  RICHARDS, JULIA WARD)  RICHARDS, Laura E.  THE GOLDEN WINDOWS; A BOOK OF FABLES FOR YOUNG AND OLD.
   
Boston: Little Brown & Co., 1903. 8vo. Green cloth, gilt, top edge gilt. Frontispiece, ix, 123, (4) pages. 5 plates, including frontispiece. First edition.

A signed cover design by Julia Ward Richards who designed the covers and title page decorations for many of her mother's books, Laura E. Richards.  Her mother was the daughter of Julia Ward Howe, author of The Battle Hymn of the Republic, and was raised in Maine.  Early owner's signature on front blank leaf, else fine.

$85.00



HALFPENNY, William.  THE ART OF SOUND BUILDING

New York: Benjamin Bloom, 1968. Small folio. Cloth. (88) pages.

This is a reprint of the 1725 first edition. Subtitled: "Demonstrated in Geometrical Problems: shewing Geometrical Lines for all kinds of Arches, Niches, Groins, and Twisted Rails, both Regular and Irregular."  Very good.

    
$135.00
 



KNIGHT, Thomas Arthur, and Nancy Lewis Greene. COUNTRY ESTATES OF THE BLUE GRASS.
         

(Cleveland: O. Britton), 1905. Oblong 4to. Publisher's pebbled cloth. 200 pages, with photographs. First edition.

Knight is the photographer of these pictures and Green wrote the sketches that accompany the illustrations.  The Photographs evoke the period before the onslaught of the auto in Blue Grass Kentucky.  All of the major Country Estates are shown, including the mansion houses, outbuildings and roads approaches, spring houses, as well as the famous race horses and steeds. Some of the farms included are Walnut Hall, Ingleside, Oakwood, Walnut Lawn, Kenmore, Elkton, Stock Farm, Sunny Meade, Elmerdorf, Maxwelton, Marchmont, Calumet, etc.  This is an important photographic record of this region.  OCLC records only five libraries with copies including Yale, Columbia and Winterthur.  

    
$485.00

 



OPIE, John.  LECTURES ON PAINTING, DELIVERED AT THE ROYAL ACADEMY OF ARTS.
                   
London: Longman, Hurst, Rees and Orme, 1809. 4to. Contemporary quarter-calf. Frontispiece, vi, (2), 186 pages, 10 plates. First edition.
 

With a mezzotint of Opie by S.W. Reynolds, a memoir by Mrs. Opie, and a four page subscriber's list.  The ten plates are portraits, in three colors, of artists featured in Opie's lectures.  Light binding wear else a nice copy.


$325.00

 







SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN.  ARCHITECTS AND BUILDERS EDITION.  Volumes XI-XII, bound as one.  January-December 1891.        

New York: 1891. Folio. Publisher's cloth. With 24 color plates. First editions

An influential architectural periodical featuring numerous architectural related articles and large, full-page color plates of domestic residences (both free standing and apartments) and other buildings, each with an elevation and floor plan.  Many of this year's houses are in the Shingle Style.  Other illustrations include in-text photogravures, drawings, plans and advertisements.  Rebacked. Wear to covers and tips. Internally very good. 


$2,250.00
                            




                              
 
(TRADE CATALOGUE -  WALLPAPERS) SEARS, ROEBUCK AND COMPANY.  COLOR PERFECT WALLPAPERS, COLOR MAGIC FOR EVERYROOM.
 
Chicago: Sears, Roebuck & Co., 1948. Square 8vo. Colored illustrated wrappers. 80 pages, including 71 wallpaper samples. 
 
Scarce trade catalogue.  OCLC records several versions of Sears, Roebuck & Co., wallpaper catalogues (usually only in one or two copies) but none for 1948.  The Sears, Roebuck wallpaper catalogue of the "Harmony House Wallpapers."  Each colorful sample is named, identified, described and priced on back, and most have color photograph of it displayed in a room setting.  Some samples are double-paged; other samples are textured or have a semi-glossed finish.  All are brightly colored and are suitable for every room in the house - living room, dining room, bedroom, hallway, kitchen, bathroom or child's room.  Very good.


$125.00





                                              
(TRADE CATALOGUE)  ATLAS LUMBER COMPANY.  PRACTICAL SMALL HOMES IN ATTRACTIVE DESIGNS.      
 

N.D.: Atlas Lumber Co., (circa 1930s). Tall 8vo. Illustrated wrappers, 32 pages. First edition.

 
Rare building trade catalogue not listed on OCLC. 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 twentieth century.  Contains exterior illustrations and the floor plans for 24 homes.  Four garages are also illustrated, but without floor plans. Names of select designs include: The Kinkora; Lindly Oaks; The Snoqualmie, etc. Very good.



$150.00


         


                                



(TRADE CATALOGUE)  MCCLEARY TIMBER COMPANY, HENRY.  A CATALOG OF SECTIONAL HOUSES AND GARAGES
                                                                                                                                  
McCleary, Washington: n.d. (circa 1930). 8vo. Illustrated wrappers. 15 pages. First edition.

   
An unusual catalogue 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.  Not recorded on OCLC.  Interior views also allow us to see furnishings, lighting, and design details of the period.  Illustrated with black-and-white sketches and floor plans 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. Fine.
 

$110.00





  

(TRADE CATALOGUE)  MODEL PLAN SERVICE.  THE APARTMENT COTTAGE.
 
Kansas City: Lowell Press, 1930. 8vo. Printed wrappers. 20 pages. First edition.

   
Rare trade catalogue not listed on OCLC.  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.  Contains exterior illustrations and the floor plans for ten homes.  Names of select designs include: Seven Gables; The Cozy Kit; and The Striped Stack. Very good.


$125.00


     


                                                
 
                                               
(TRADE CATALOGUE)  MONTGOMERY WARD & CO.  WARDWAY HOMES.

Chicago: Montgomery Ward & Co., 1922. 4to. Colored illustrated wrappers. 100 pages.


Scarce trade catalogue with only one copy recorded on OCLC - Columbia University.  Over seventy 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.  Light soiling, else very good.


$225.00
                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                      




(TRADE CATALOGUE)  NATIONAL LUMBER COMPANY.  MODEST HOMES.

   
(Davenport, Iowa: Baldwin Bros., circa 1930). 4to. Illustrated wrappers. 32 pages.


Rare trade catalogue not recorded on OCLC.  "A collection of well-designed and livable houses, within the price range of the average American family."  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 twentieth century.  With exterior photographs and floor plans for 32 homes.  Names given to various designs include: The Cleveland; The Bristol; The Castleford; The Brewster, etc. Stamped on the front wrapper and title page: "National Lumber Co., Ga. 7431 - 300 Chestnut St." Margins of some pages torn where previously stuck together not affecting text or images, else very good.
 

$185.00
  
                                                                                                                      




 (TRADE CATALOGUE)  PITTSBURGH PLATE GLASS.  GLASS, PAINTS, VARNISHES AND BRUSHES; THEIR HISTORY MANUFACTURE AND USE.

   
Pittsburgh: 1923. 4to. Faux leather cloth. (xxiv), 208; (ii), 178, (xxii) pages. First edition.


An impressive trade catalogue, printed by The Lakeside Press, heavily illustrated, with much information about plate glass and paints. Some chapters include: "Romance of glass"; "Making of plate glass"; "Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company today"; "Modern store fronts"; "Plate glass and furniture";  "Interior shop display"; and "Glazing of store fronts." There are many printed charts (fifteen pages) of available colors for various usages in the chapter "The use of color."  These include interior and exterior gloss, semi-gloss  and flat paints, as well as varnishes, stains, and industrial use paints. Very good.


$185.00
  
                                                                                                                      



(TRADE CATALOGUE)  RAWLINGS IMPLEMENT COMPANY.  IMPLEMENT CATALOGUE "I."

   
Baltimore: 1904. 4to. Printed wrappers. 64 pages.


Scarce trade catalogue.  OCLC records several variations of Rawlings Implement Company catalogues (Fenimore Art & Farm Museum, Maryland and Virginia Historical Societies) but not the "I" catalogue we have.  A richly illustrated catalogue of the company's variety of wares which includes a vast selection of plows, garden tools, cultivators, harrows, rollers, planters, hay loaders, bee keepers supplies, pumps as well as wagons and buggies.  Each with detailed illustration, name, description and price - everything needed on the farm or garden.  Wrappers are chipped; text is complete and in good condition.  Ex-Colonial Williamsburg library. 


$125.00
  
                                                                                                                      




(TRADE CATALOGUE)  UNITED SASH AND DOOR COMPANY.  BUNGALOWS AND TWO STORY HOMES.

   
Wichita: United Sash and Door Co., 1927. Oblong 4to. Illustrated wrappers. 112 pages. Twelfth edition.


Scarce item with only one copy of the 1930 edition, and none for 1922.  This catalogue 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. Contains exterior and interior black-and-white photographs and the floor plans for fifty homes.  Pencil notations on title page.  Closed tear to front cover else very good.
 

$225.00
  
                                                                                                                      



(TRADE CATALOGUE)  WEST COAST LUMBER BUREAU.  PRIZE HOMES OF WEST COAST WOODS.

   
Seattle: 1928. Large 8vo. Printed wrappers. 31 pages. First edition.


A selection of house plans "chosen by a jury of America's foremost architects."  "In this book are reproduced the twelve prize-winning designs of the West Coast Woods Architectural Competition conducted during 1927 by the West Coast Lumber Bureau under the auspices of the Washington State Chapter of the American Institute of Architects."  Each of the winning designs include an artists rendering of the house, floor plans, interior and exterior details, a description and designer's suggestions on materials and estimated construction cost.  All of the architects from Los Angeles, Pasadena, San Francisco, Michigan, New York, etc. are identified.  With a list of members of the West Coast Bureau in back. Previous owner's signature on front wrapper and stamped with address of "West Coast Lumber Association." Front wrapper stained along left edge not affecting the text inside; some chipping; else good.
 

$185.00
  
                                                                                                                     





(VIRGINIA)  LYNN, Frances Barksdale. MULBERRY HILL AND THE FAMILY:....

   
(Wyllieville, VA?) Charlotte County Branch, APVA, 1976. 4to. Printed wrappers. 10 pages.



Scarce Virginia house history printed for the Charlotte County Branch, Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities. OCLC only records four copies.  A presenation by Frances Lynn given at the annual meeting of the Charlotte County Branch of the APVA on October 2, 1976. Lynn gives a summation on the ownership of the land for this tract going back to the eighteenth century.  The Carrington family constructed the original portion of this house in the mid-eighteenth century.  The present house was enlarged and updated in the 1830s and the author gives numerous architectural details of the main house and surrounding structures with an outline of the family history at the property until the early twentieth century.  With references in back and sketch of the house on the front wrapper.  Very good.
 

$55.00
  
                                                                                                                      



(VIRGINIA)  MCKINNEY, Gene Hile. A HISTORY OF RIDGWAY, CHARLOTTE COUNTY, VIRGINIA.

   
(Wyllieville, VA?) Charlotte County Branch, APVA, 1974. 4to. Printed wrappers. 8, (2) pages.


Scarce Virginia house history printed for the Charlotte County Branch, Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities. OCLC only records two copies - Virginia Historical Society and Library of Virginia.  A presentation by Gene McKinney given at the annual meeting of the Charlotte County Branch of the APVA on September 21, 1974.  McKinney gives a summation on the ownership of the land for this tract going back to the eighteenth century.  The Carrington family acquired the tract of land in the early nineteenth century through inheritance but did not move there until the 1830s when they began construction of their house.  The author gives numerous family history details of life at the house up to and during the Civil War and continues the history at the property until the early twentieth century.  With references in back and sketch of the house on the front wrapper.  Very good.  
 

$55.00

  

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