Selected Titles for April 2022
Well, the calendar says "spring," but there is still no sign of it here in North Reading. So our list of possible visuals for this installment is rather limited. However, I did take in this year's Academy Award winner for best picture, CODA. We here in Boston's North Shore/Cape Ann are proud of this Gloucester-based film, and I saw it with friends up in Gloucester, a coastal town I love. Do yourself a favor, and see it in an actual theater, rather than on your cell phone!
For those of you wishing to order from my newsletter, do me a favor: either go on my website and make the secure order, or just send me an email, with the newsletter number and title. I've had a number of unknown voice mails which come to my email box (possible scammers), which I don't want to open because I don't know who is sending them. Thank you for your help with this.

Next month I will be the bookstore for Preservation Trade Network's annual conference at Belmont College in St. Clairsville, Ohio. Registration info is at this link: Hope to see many of you there. The second photo is taken from my IPTW bookstore a couple of years ago in Frederick, Maryland.
This month's newsletter has a large number of titles in our field that we've never featured before, including several self-published architectural monographs. Also, we've got a section on World's Fair-related titles. Hope there's something there for you -

Happy browsing!
New Arrivals
Ravenna Mosaics
Bovini, Giuseppe
[Stone]. Bovini, Giuseppe. Ravenna Mosaics The So-Called Mausoleum of Galla Placidia * The Baptistery of the Cathedral * The Archiepiscopal Chapel * The Baptistery of the Arians * The Basilica San Apollinare Nuovo * The Church of San Vitale * The Basilica of San Apollinare in Classe. Greenwich, CT: New York Graphic Society, 1956. First edition. Folio, pp. 57, 45 full-page, tipped-in, full-color plates, plus 15 b/w illustrations. Cloth over Boards. Very Good in Very Good Mylar-Protected DJ; weak back hinge.

The magnificent color plates of this remarkable art book transport the reader back through time to the original splendor of that extraordinary flowering of Early Christian and Byzantine Art in fifth and sixth-century Ravenna. The text is well-documented and clearly written in a fine translation by Gustina Scaglia. It presents an excellent historical and critical background against which the artistic quality and unique importance of the mosaics may be judged. This is the first time we have offered this title. (21096)   $60.00
The Modern Geometrical Stair-Builder's Guide
De Graff, Simon
[Carpentry]. De Graff, Simon. The Modern Geometrical Stair-Builder's Guide Being a Plain Practical System of Hand-Railing, Embracing All Its Necessary Details, and Geometrically Illustrated by Twenty-two Steel Engravings. Together with the Use of the Most Important Principles of Practical Geometry. New York: Simon De Graff, 1845. First edition. Small quarto, pp. 68 plus 22 b/w plates of geometric and stair details. Signed by a previous owner inside the front cover. Original Brown Leather w/gilt lettering. Very Good, moderate edge and corner wear, some foxing.

"More simple and comprehensive methods than those used by Mr. Nicholson" of laying out stairs and geometrical hand railing for traditional designs of the nineteenth century. A very rare volume, with beautifully drafted drawings. (21087)   $220.00
In English Homes (3 volumes, complete)
Latham, Charles
[English]. Latham, Charles. In English Homes (3 volumes, complete) the internal character furniture and adornments of some of the most notable houses of England accurately depicted from photographs specially taken by Charles Latham. London: George Newnes Limited, 1908-1909. Second edition. Folio (11" x 16"), pp. xxxii, 425 (vol I), xl, 436 (vol II), xl, 448 (vol III), indexed, illustrated with b/w photographs. Ex-library bookplate and markings. Original Blue Decorated Cloth, gilded lettering. Very Good, some moderate edgewear to cover and corners.

A monumental homage to the beauties and splendours of old English domestic interiors. This is the first time we've been able to offer a complete 3-volume set. (21080)   $200.00
How to Paint a House Cheap
Carrara Paint Agency, Barberton, OH
[Paint]. Carrara Paint Agency. How to Paint a House Cheap. Barberton, OH: Carrara Paint Agency, 1902. Original edition. Oblong octavo, pp. 24, illustrated with b/w and color drawings. Staplebound Wraps. Very Good, several small cover rubs.

A gorgeous, very rare paint catalog from the early 1900s, featuring beautiful color illustrations. A real gem! Carrara Paint Agency was known as the largest house paint manufacturer in the world in the early 20th century, famed for its cheap, yet effective, white lead paints in 50 standard colors. This beautifully illustrated piece was a marketing brochure sent out in response to customer inquiries. (21057)   $125.00
The Library Book: A Novel - signed by the author
Fiske, John
[Fiction]. Fiske, John. The Library Book: A Novel - signed by the author. Prides Crossing, MA: Black Spruce Media, 2006. First edition. Small quarto, pp. 263. Signed by the author on the title page. Paperback. Very Good.

It's not often that we deal in fiction, but this is a novel that deserves attention. John Carrere, an architect during New York's Gilded Age of industrial wealth, attempts to unlock the relationship that exists between an artist and his art. Does the artist control his art, or does the art control the artist? In observing his partner, Thomas Hastings, during the design and construction of the New York Public Library, Carrere confirms that every artistic relationship is subject to evolution, frustration, and eventually reward. In this groundbreaking novel, the author recalls the glorious Gilded years at the dawn of the 20th century and describes in detail the now all-but-forgotten Beaux-Arts architectural design philosophy so prevalent at that time. He ruminates on the now-abandoned marble quarries of Vermont that yielded the stone for the Library, leading readers on a satisfying journey through history and toward discovery. (21079)   $40.00
Holdouts! The Buildings That Got In The Way
Alpern, Andrew and Seymour Durst
[New York]. Alpern, Andrew and Seymour Durst. Holdouts! The Buildings That Got In The Way. New York: Old York Foundation, 2011. Third edition. Quarto, pp. 172, indexed, illustrated with b/w photographs and drawings. Cloth over Boards. As New in Fine DJ.

This book depicts with vivid clarity the colorful personalities and the sometimes outrageous actions that emerge whenever urban densities make land valuable and change is necessary. It describes epic battles that have been fought to erect buildings in New York. Over 200 illustrations and photographs show the holdouts before, during , and after the construction they delayed. This unique pictorial history will delight architecture buffs, New Yorkers, urban historians, and anyone interested in the sometimes hectic, sometimes pathetic, and sometimes hilarious struggles of individuals against developers of the new real estate projects that are so essential to the continuing economic viability of New York. (21099)   $60.00
Modern Connecticut Homes and Homecrafts
American Homecrafts Company
[New England]. American Homecrafts Company. Modern Connecticut Homes and Homecrafts a book of representative houses, interiors, gardens, decorations, furnishings and equipment appropriately described and illustrated by several hundred beautiful engravings. New York: American Homecrafts Company, 1921. First edition. Quarto, pp. 160, indexed, illustrated with b/w photographs. Boards. Very Good, weak hinges.

Good residential architecture is common in Connecticut. The skill of Connecticut craftsmen is proverbial. In order to fully realize how much good domestic designing there is to be found in the architecture of the homes of Connecticut, and to comprehend the extent of the worthy work of construction that has been accomplished in connection with the carrying out of the plans, the publisher conducted a survey, viewing much of the work done by architects in the state during the previous decade. In addition to the buildings, Connecticut businesses in the building trades were also profiled, such as Mersick plumbing fixtures, Kelley roofs, Easter Machinery elevators, Cunningham awnings, Thatcher heating, Lee cornices, and more. A wonderful snapshot of building and the building trades in Connecticut in the early 20th century. (21092)   $40.00
The Homes of Our Forefathers
Whitefield, Edwin
[New England]. Whitefield, Edwin. The Homes of Our Forefathers Being a Selection of the Oldest and Most Interesting Buildings, Historical Houses, and Noted Places in Massachusetts. From Original Drawings Made on the Spot. Boston: A. Williams and Co., 1880. Third edition. Octavo, pp. 29 with 2 tinted lithographic plates with brief descriptions on each page, printed on one side. Green Cloth over Boards, Gilt Edged Pages. Very Good.

A wonderful collection of chromolithographs of important historic buildings throughout Massachusetts, produced to document these disappearing buildings for future generations. Hitchcock 1391. (21090)   $80.00
Carolina Dwelling
Swaim, Doug [Editor]
[Southern US]. Swaim, Doug [Editor]. Carolina Dwelling towards preservation of place: in celebration of the North Carolina vernacular landscape. Raleigh, NC: North Carolina State University, 1978. First edition. Oblong quarto, pp. 257, illustrated with b/w photographs. Paperback Original. Very Good in Wraps.

This volume is a collection of essays that describe, analyze, trace the history and suggest the possible meanings of various features of the North Carolina vernacular landscape. The book's purpose is to provide a basis for collective reflection upon both the particularity and the process recorded in that landscape. The editor said in the introduction, "our purpose is ultimately the conservation of the qualities that our environment exhibits as a special place." Some of the chapters include North Carolina folk housing, North Carolina coastal vernacular, Carolina tobacco barns, the North Carolina porch, the architecture of the New River Valley, and Highway 64 in postcards. This is the first time we are offering this title for sale. (21088)   $35.00
Domestic Architecture of the American Colonies
and of the Early Republic
Kimball, Fiske
[American]. Kimball, Fiske. Domestic Architecture of the American Colonies and of the Early Republic. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1922. First edition. Quarto, pp. xx, 314, indexed, illustrated with 219 b/w photographs, plans and drawings, includes chronological chart. A 2-page program of his five lectures is laid in. Navy Blue Cloth over Boards, Gilt Lettering. Very Good.

An important work on the subject, taken from a series of lectures by the author at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1920. The five lectures covered 17th century houses, 18th century houses, 18th century interiors, early Republican houses, and early Republican interiors. A very good copy of the first edition. (21083)   $70.00
New York Landmarks
Burnham, Alan [Editor]
[New York]. Burnham, Alan [Editor]. New York Landmarks a study & index of architecturally notable structures in greater New York. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press, 1963. First edition. Quarto, pp. 430, indexed, illustrated by b/w photographs. Signed by a previous owner inside the front cover in ink in 1965. Boards. Very Good in Very Good DJ.

This magnificent pictorial record of new York's architectural monuments is the fruit of a careful survey, undertaken by the Municipal Art Society of New York to determine which of the city's architecturally noteworthy buildings should be preserved. Here, in superb full-page photographs, are 150 of the landmarks thus designated, a group as varied in time, space, and purpose - and as exciting - as the metropolis itself. They include structures that have become synonymous with New York (the Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge), one-time private houses (Gracie Mansion, Lefferts Homestead), business structures (the Stock Exchange, Daily News Building), public buildings (City Hall, Jefferson Market Courthouse), churches, railway stations, hotels, monuments, sculpture - notable structures of every sort. These striking pictures are the work of many photographers, and each is accompanied by a description and a map showing its precise location. A valuable and beautiful portrayal of America's greatest city. (21081)   $45.00
A Classical Journey: The Houses of Ken Tate - signed by the author
Tate, Ken
[Southern US]. Tate, Ken. A Classical Journey: The Houses of Ken Tate - signed by the author. Australia: Images Pub, 2009. First edition. Quarto, pp 437, illustrated with color photographs. Ex-library 'Period Homes' Magazine with a personal inscription from the author to the editorial staff of the magazine. Hardcover. New in new dustjacket.

Award-winning architect Ken Tate is widely recognized for his intuitive approach to traditional architecture. In this book, nine dwellings ranging in influence from Norman farmhouses, Spanish estancias, Mediterranean villas, and Federal and Greek Revival houses reveal the breadth of his skill and imagination. By using authentic materials including custom-quarried stone, antique wooden beams, and natural plaster, and employing traditional craftsmanship ranging from mortis-and-tendon carpentry to English milled paneling, Tate creates houses that seem to have been lived in and loved for generations. With an introduction by Southern architecture expert Susan Sully, excerpts from the work of Tate's favorite writers including Octavio Paz and Jorge Borges, evocative essays and interviews with the architect, this book is an illuminating expression of Tate's Classical Journey. (14471)   $75.00
Colonial Architecture of Cape Cod, Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard
Poor, Alfred Easton
[New England]. Poor, Alfred Easton. Colonial Architecture of Cape Cod, Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard. New York: William Helburn Inc., 1932. First edition. Quarto, pp. 7 plus 135 b/w photographic plates and architectural drawings. Cloth over Boards. Very Good.

The author had a two-fold purpose in writing this book. First, to make a record of the houses of our ancestors before time and modernization take too great a toll from existing samples. Second, to show the beauty that these houses achieve through simplicity and straightforward plan, in the hope that it may be an inspiration to those who are now building our smaller houses, and to those who feel the unique value of the Cape Cod House as a distinctly American contribution to architecture. Many of the houses featured were published in this volume for the first time. We've carried the popular Dover reprint of this book before, but this is the first time we've been able to offer the original edition. (21068)   $200.00
Early Connecticut Architecture/Second Series
Kelly, J. Frederick, A.I.A.
[Millwork]. Kelly, J. Frederick, A.I.A. Early Connecticut Architecture/Second Series Measured Drawings With Full Size Details Of Moulded Sections Supplemented By Photographs. New York: William Helburn Inc., 1931. First edition. Folio (14.5" x 20"), 20 b/w plates of architectural specification drawings with an inset photograph of the same feature. Boards. Very Good; some cover stains, backstrip and corner edgewear

The examples of early work chosen for this volume were selected with great care from a large amount of material, and illustrate the fertility of imagination, the fine sense of scale and proportion, and the excellent taste of Connecticut early builders. Neo-classical doorways, window trim, roof cornices and eaves, foyer interiors, and other wood moulding details are shown full size with beautiful construction drawings and handsome photographs. These should serve as a rich mine of suggestion and inspiration to the present day designer. (21060)   $150.00
Bricks and Brownstones: The New York Row House, 1783-1929
Lockwood, Charles
[American]. Lockwood, Charles. Bricks and Brownstones: The New York Row House, 1783-1929 A Guide to Architectural Styles and Interior Decoration for Period Restoration. New York: Abbeville Press, 1972. First edition. Quarto, pp. 262, indexed, illustrated with b/w photographs. Original Wraps. Very Good; spine is sunned.

Based on the author's senior thesis years ago while at Princeton University, this is a greatly enhanced version of the definitive study on the subject. Interestingly written, stunningly illustrated, including a lengthy expose on "Casa Clem," the restored brownstone of legendary restoration pioneer Clem Labine. (11841)   $45.00
Downtown: Its Rise and Fall, 1880-1950
Fogelson, Robert M.
[New England]. Fogelson, Robert M. Downtown: Its Rise and Fall, 1880-1950. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2001. First edition. Small quarto, pp. 492, indexed, illustrated with b/w photographs. An article about the publication of the book from Boston Globe (November 24, 2001) is laid in. Boards. As New in Near Fine DJ.

Written by one of this country's foremost urban historians, this book is the first history of what was once viewed as the heart of the American city. It tells the fascinating story of how downtown - and the way Americans thought about downtown - changed over time. By showing how the businessmen and property owners worked to promote the well-being of downtown, even at the expense of other parts of the city, it also gives a riveting account of spatial politics in urban America. This groundbreaking book will be a revelation to scholars, city planners, policymakers, and general readers interested in American cities and American history. (21039)   $35.00
Architecture and History
The Observer's Book of Architecture
Penoyre, John and Michael Ryan
[Architecture]. Penoyre, John and Michael Ryan. The Observer's Book of Architecture. London: Frederick Warne & Co. Ltd., 1961. Second revised. 12mo, pp. 22, contains over 275 diagrams and illustrations. Hard Cover. Very Good in Very Good DJ.

A wonderful little book, which fits so well in the hand and yet has so much information and is so well illustrated. The addition of a dust jacket make this a scarce copy. (21098)   $30.00
Making Room: Women and Architecture (Heresies 11)
Heresies Collective
[Architecture]. Heresies Collective. Making Room: Women and Architecture (Heresies 11) Vol. 3 No. 3. New York: Heresies Collective, 1981. First edition. Quarto, pp. 96, illustrated with b/w photographs. Perfect Bound. Very Good in Wraps.

Heresies is an idea-oriented journal devoted to the examination of art and politics from a feminist perspective, in the hopes that the journal would stimulate dialogue around radical political aesthetic theory, encourage the writing of the history of women, and generate new creative energies among women. In this issue devoted to the relationship between women and architecture, the authors refer to and expand on the humanist tradition of architecture through viewpoints, themes, and strategies that demonstrate how the connections between women's lives and their environment are to a large extent a consequence of political and economic actions, both in a repressive and a liberating sense. Some themes explored are: the powerlessness women feel in not being able to control their own environments; women's creative responses to domestic confines; identification of an ongoing women's culture in the home; concern for human comfort and multiplicity of use; and women in the design process. Noteworthy is a profile of architect Julia Morgan's work in California. Scarce; this is the first time we are offering this title. (21089)   $45.00
Shops and Stores
Ketchum, Morris Jr.
[Architectural History]. Ketchum, Morris Jr. Shops and Stores. New York: Reinhold, 1957. Revised. Quarto, pp. 263, indexed, illustrated with b/w drawings and photographs. Cloth over Boards. Very Good, some cover staining.

The subject of store design has been developed from the inside out, the same way in which the architectural design of a store grows. This revised edition has been completely reset and redesigned, with new illustrations reflecting changes that took place in the field of store design since the first edition in 1948. Brand new in this edition is the chapter on color. A necessary working tool for the architect, engineer, designer, drafter, merchant, and builder. (21071)   $50.00
Charles Follen McKim: A Study of His Life and Work
Granger, Alfred Hoyt
[Architectural Monograph]. Granger, Alfred Hoyt. Charles Follen McKim: A Study of His Life and Work. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1913. First edition. Octavo, pp. xiii, 146, illustrated with b/w plans, drawings and photographs. Cloth over Blue Boards with leather spine label. Very Good.

Charles Follen McKim was an American Beaux-Arts architect of the late 19th century. Along with William Rutherford Mead and Stanford White, he provided the architectural expertise as a member of the partnership McKim, Mead & White. For ten years, the firm became primarily known for their open-plan informal summer houses. McKim became best known as an exponent of Beaux-Arts architecture in styles of the American Renaissance, exemplified by the Boston Public Library, the Pierpont Morgan Library, New York Penn Station, and the Butler Institute of American Art. This short memoir touches on some of his best-known projects and is well illustrated. Recommended. (21062)   $140.00
Planning for Man and Motor
Ritter, Paul
[Architecture]. Ritter, Paul. Planning for Man and Motor. New York: Pergamom Press, 1964. First edition. Quarto, pp. xi, 384, indexed, illustrated with b/w photographs and drawings. Text in French, German and English. Cloth over Boards. Very Good in Very Good DJ.

The book begins with a detailed, documented and illustrated analysis of the basic nature and needs of people and vehicles. This leads to concepts which are likely to be generally valid for a long time. The significant contributions from each field are combined with original work by the author, 850 photographs, and plans in two colours, explain and describe the planning for traffic separation of 17 new towns, 33 urban renewals, and 46 residential areas, from 20 different countries. A bibliography of a thousand items and ample cross references lead to the sources of further information on each item raised. This book is valuable to those who desire an informative exposition of this interesting and constantly-developing subject. (21061)   $50.00
Country Houses: The Work of Frank J. Forster A.I.A.
Forster, Frank J.
[Architecture]. Forster, Frank J. Country Houses: The Work of Frank J. Forster A.I.A. illustrated with photographs, drawings and plans. New York: William Helburn Inc., 1931. First edition. Quarto, pp. xiv, 242, index of illustrations, bibliography, illustrated with b/w photographs. Inscription by the Division of Archives and History, Historic Sites inside front cover, dated 1950. Cloth over Boards. Very Good.

Forster's work follows the French tradition, and is known by a number of names: Norman Farmhouse, French Provincial, Domestic Gothic, and others, vague or descriptive. The term he preferred, if a label was necessary, was French Provincial. He felt that picture books were of some use, but the most direct way to learn about French Provincial architecture was to visit the French provinces and study it in its own natural surroundings. His work became the basis for the French Provincial architecture in the US by other architects after WWII, particularly in the 1980s and 1990s. This book is the iconographic volume of Forster's designs, illustrated with photographs and floor plans of his work. This is the first time we've been able to offer this title. (21056)   $500.00
Philip Hooker: A Contribution to the Study of the Renaissance in America
Root, Edward W.
[Architects]. Root, Edward W. Philip Hooker: A Contribution to the Study of the Renaissance in America. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1929. Limited edition, #537 of 750 copies. Quarto, pp. xiv, 242, index of illustrations, bibliography, illustrated with b/w photographs. Inscription by the Division of Archives and History, Historic Sites inside front cover, dated 1950. Cloth over Boards. Very Good, weak hinges, mild ex-library.

Philip Hooker (1766-1836) was an important Greek Revival architect who helped design many of the civic buildings in Albany, NY. A carefully documented biography, richly illustrated. Valuable for its background on early Albany. (21055)   $100.00
Phillips Brooks Nichols Architect
Nichols, Phillips Brooks
[Architects]. Nichols, Phillips Brooks. Phillips Brooks Nichols Architect. New York: Architects Publishing Co., nd c. 1939. Original edition. Quarto, pp. 25 plus 8-page advertising section, illustrated with b/w photographs. Perfect Bound. Very Good; some tears at backstrip.

Phillips Brooks Nichols graduated from Cornell in 1924 and worked on residential designs in the White Plains, Harrison and Scarsdale areas of New York State. This lovely portfolio shows exterior and interior photographs of his work in these three cities. Scarce; this is the first time we've been able to offer this title. (21050)   $150.00
Design in Civil Architecture
Richardson, Sir Albert E. and Hector O. Corfiato
[Building Specifications]. Richardson, Sir Albert E. and Hector O. Corfiato. Design in Civil Architecture Vol. 1 Elevational Treatments. New York: Philosophical Library, 1956. First edition. Quarto, pp. 216. Index, thoroughly illustrated with b/w elevations. Text in English, French, and Russian. Cloth over Boards. Very Good in Very Good Mylar-Protected DJ.

A collection of line drawings of elevations of public buildings throughout the world, from the Strozzi Palace to the Police Building in Copenhagen, the Grand Palace at the 1935 Brussels Exhibition, and a barracks in Italy. A valuable study on the subject. (21048)   $45.00
A History of the Gothic Revival
Eastlake, Charles Locke
[Architectural History]. Eastlake, Charles Locke. A History of the Gothic Revival An attempt to show how the taste for mediaeval architecture which lingered in England during the two last centuries has since been encouraged and developed. London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1872. First edition. Small quarto, pp. 427, with a listing of selected Gothic buildings erected 1820-1870; illustrated with b/w engravings. Ex-library (Museum of Fine Arts, Boston). Gift bookplate by Thomas Gaffield inside front cover. Thomas Gaffield was a glass manufacturer, partner in the firm of Tuttle, Gaffield and Company and helped for the Boston Crystal Glass Works in 1861. He was an active member of the MIT Society of Arts, and lectured to students in Chemistry on the topic of glass manufacturing. Embossed cloth over boards, gilt details. Very Good; professionally rebound, retaining original covers and backstrip.

Charles Locke Eastlake was a British architect and furniture designer. The style of furniture named after him, Eastlake style, flourished during the later half of the 19th century. The Eastlake movement, a style of architecture with old English and Gothic elements, is also named for him. This volume traces the Gothic revival movement of the 19th century, written while it was still taking place. An extremely important account of the movement. (21046)   $200.00
Traite Elementaire D'Architecture comprenant l'etude complete des Cinq Ordres [Elementary Treaty of Architecture including the complete study of the Five Orders]
Esquie, Pierre
[International]. Esquie, Pierre. Traite Elementaire D'Architecture comprenant l'etude complete des Cinq Ordres [Elementary Treaty of Architecture including the complete study of the Five Orders]
 The Casting of Shadows and the First Principles of Construction. Paris: Ch. Massin, nd c. 1920. Original edition. Folio, 76 loose plates as issued, two extra plates (XXVIII, XXX). Text in French. Signed neatly on the front cover by a previous owner. Cloth over Boards portfolio w/ cloth ties and loose plates (as issued). Good; portfolio rear hinge split, several plates have small ink stains, folds, or soiled edges.

Pierre Esquie (1853-1933) was a French architect, with such achievements as the market hall in Carbonne (Haute-Garonne, 1882); Basilica of Saint Germaine de Pibrac (Haute-Garonne, 1896), and Rochefort station (Charente-Maritime, 1909-1911). This volume was his solitary venture into authorship, first published by Schmid in 1897. (19972)   $80.00
Architecture Magazine, November 1928
Charles Scribner's Sons
[Architecture]. Charles Scribner's Sons. Architecture Magazine, November 1928 Volume LVIII Number 5. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1928. First edition. Quarto, pp. ~150, illustrated with b/w photographs, specification drawings, and period advertising. Perfect Bound. Very Good; moderate edgewear, 1.5" tear to backstrip, cover detached.

Articles include a pictorial survey of modern architecture abroad; New Britain's war memorial; a portfolio of decorative plaster ceilings; Princeton Chapel; and many attractive period advertisements. In very nice condition for its age. (21042)   $60.00
Modern Building: Its Nature, Problems and Forms
Behrendt, Walter Curt
[Architecture]. Behrendt, Walter Curt. Modern Building: Its Nature, Problems and Forms. New York: Harcourt Brace, 1937. First edition. Small quarto, pp. 241, indexed, illustrated with 32 pages of b/w photographs. Cloth over Boards. Very Good in Very Good DJ.

This book distinguishes itself from the other numerous books about modern architecture in that it is both compact and authoritative. It traces the movement back to its origins, deals with equal emphasis and acuteness with the developments in both Europe and America, and relates the task of architecture today to the fundamental social problems. Lewis Mumford said, "I know of no other book that has the same philosophic clarity, social realism and esthetic and technical grasp; Dr. Behrendt's experience as an engineer, architect, administrator, and as a critical writer, has stood him in good stead." This is our first time offering this title. (21041)   $45.00
Recent Florida Work by Treanor & Fatio Architects
Treanor, William and Maurice Fatio
[Architects]. Treanor, William and Maurice Fatio. Recent Florida Work by Treanor & Fatio Architects. Palm Beach, FL: Davies Publishing Co., Inc., 1932. First edition. Folio, pp. 117, plus pp. 30 of period advertisements, illustrated with b/w photographs. An architectural drawing matted on cardboard is laid in. Perfect Bound. Fair; edges are water damaged, some pages have open tears to their margins.

Maurice Fatio was a Swiss architect who came to NYC in 1920 and established a partnership with William Treanor. In 1923, Fatio was voted the most popular architect in New York. Fatio moved to Palm Beach in 1925 and opened an office there, while Treanor concentrated on the commissions in New York. This portfolio features Fatio's first Florida projects. His early plans were more Italianate than Spanish and he became known for his elegant, well-balanced designs. One of his trademarks was to use coquina stone on the facades of his house. During the 1930s, his designs took on a new look although many of them still hand their Mediterranean-Revival bones in the shape of the footprints. On the surface the houses exhibited an Art Deco influence and at times an island Colonial style. Scarce; this is our first time offering this title. (21040)   $350.00
Maurice Fatio Architect
Fatio, Alexandra [Editor]
[Architects]. Fatio, Alexandra [Editor]. Maurice Fatio Architect. Palm Beach, FL: Alexandra Fatio, 1992. Limited Edition, 1500 copies. Quarto, pp. 277, illustrated with b/w photographs. Perfect Bound. Very Good.

The too-brief career of Maurice Fatio is traced from his letters to his parents in 1920 to his final commissions in the 1940s. He died in 1943. A detailed introduction by Eric Egan describes his career from his move from Geneva Switzerland to New York City in 1920 and his move to Palm Beach a few years later. He specialized in residential design in many different styles, including Spanish, Spanish-Colonial, Romanesque, Florentine, Art Deco, and Modern. There is, presently, a renewed appreciation for the skillful eclecticism that was the trademark of Fatio's Palm Beach work. No matter the style, Fatio's Palm Beach designs are recognizable by their highly controlled courtyard plans, well-proportioned facades, and elegant details. As the many photographs in this book illustrate, he was one of Palm Beach's most important architects. Very rare; this is the first copy we have been able to offer. (21044)   $250.00
Architectural Graphic Standards for Architects, Engineers, Decorators, Builders, and Draftsmen (Fourth Edition)
Ramsey, Charles George and Sleeper, Harold Reeve
[Architecture]. Ramsey, Charles George and Sleeper, Harold Reeve. Architectural Graphic Standards for Architects, Engineers, Decorators, Builders, and Draftsmen (Fourth Edition). New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1952. Fourth edition, second printing. Quarto, pp. 614, indexed, illustrated with hundreds of b/w architectural specification drawings. Trade Cloth over Boards. Good; 4" cosmetic rip in backstrip, but hinges are tight.

The ultimate in standard references, a "must" for any architect. It remains indispensable for architects and builders/tradesmen who work in more traditional, older built environments. (21038)   $50.00
Betonkirchen [Concrete Churches]
Pfammatter, Ferdinand
[International]. Pfammatter, Ferdinand. Betonkirchen [Concrete Churches] Voraussetzung Engwicklung Gestaltung [planning development design]. Zurich: Benzinger & Co., 1948. First edition. Quarto, pp. 143, indexed, illustrated with b/w photographs and drawings. Text in German. Cloth over Boards. Very Good in Very Good Mylar-Protected DJ.

The author is an architect who undertook the important task of presenting the status and design, its evaluation and reorientation in Nirchenban after hundreds of diverse developments in concrete construction. The rupture caused by the Second World War provided a suitable point in time for undertaking this comprehensive presentation of the problems experienced and the suggestions and insights gained. (21093)   $70.00
Kleinbatfen und Siedelungen [Small Farms and Settlements]
Baer, C. H.
[International]. Baer, C. H. Kleinbauten und Siedelungen [Small Farms and Settlements]. Stuttgart: Julius Hoffmann, nd c. 1907. First edition. Quarto, pp. 194, illustrated with b/w photographs and architectural drawings. Text in German. Boards. Very Good.

This book sought to compile a selection of small buildings by proven architects: apartments, dormitories, taverns, laundry, etc. Elevations, floor plans and architectural details are also included. The building styles are varied and interesting, and the book is a pleasure to browse. (21069)   $45.00
Mexican Houses: A Book of Photographs and Measured Drawings
Garrison, G. Richard and George W. Rustay
[International]. Garrison, G. Richard and George W. Rustay. Mexican Houses A Book of Photographs and Measured Drawings. New York: Architectural Book Publishing Co., 1930. First edition. Folio, pp. xv, 173, illustrated with b/w photographs and drawings. Cloth over Boards. Very Good.

The book is organized by district, with an introduction describing the architectural styles that are seen in that district. Each full-page, b/w photographic plate has several lines of text that identify the location and describe the features of the building. Architectural drawings are paired with a photograph of the same feature, so that the reader can compare and contrast. A beautiful book that illustrates the adobe, metalwork, glazed tile, brick paved floors, interior patios, and other classic features of Mexican houses. (21067)   $150.00
Holz im Raum: Konstruktion und Ausfuhrung
[Wood in the Room: Construction and Execution]
Rudenauer, A. C.
[International]. Rudenauer, A. C. Holz im Raum [Wood in the Room] Konstruktion und Ausfuhrung [Construction and Execution]. Munich: Georg D. W. Callwey, 1956. Second edition. Quarto, pp. 168, indexed, illustrated with b/w photographs and drawings. Text in German. Cloth over Boards. Very Good in Good DJ.

This second edition has been completely revised and essentially rewritten. Explanations of the newly added introductory text are given in many working drawings and perspective sketches,and numerous examples of the correct and work-appropriate use of wood are shown. Mid-century Modern is well represented in many of the photographs in the book. (21052)   $35.00
Deutsche Wohn-Und Festraeume aus 6 Jahrhunderten
[German Living and Party Rooms from Six Centuries]
Baer, C. H. [Editor]
[Interior design]. Baer, C. H. [Editor]. Deutsche Wohn-Und Festraeume aus 6 Jahrhunderten [German Living and Party Rooms from Six Centuries]. Stuttgart: Julius Hoffmann, nd c. 1912. First edition. Quarto, pp. xvi, 235, indexed, illustrated with b/w photographs. Original Cloth. Very Good.

A beautiful period piece, covering many interiors which are certainly no longer either German or even in existence (Eastern Prussia, Silesia, etc). (981)   $40.00
Contemporary Finnish Houses
Becker, H. J. and Schlote, W.
[International]. Becker, H. J. and Schlote, W. Contemporary Finnish Houses. Stuttgart: Karl Kramer, 1962. First edition. Quarto, pp. 120, illustrated with b/w photographs and drawings, text in English, French, and German. Stamped by architect Bruce Arneill on the front endpaper. Arneill graduated from Yale and specialized in hospital design, health maintenance organization facilities, and other health-care design projects. Cloth over Boards. Very Good in Very Good Mylar-Protected DJ.

Finnish architecture is perhaps not so well known as that of Switzerland, Italy, Denmark and Sweden, yet Finland has brought to realization the municipal improvements of which city planners and home builders in other countries still dream. The purpose of this volume is to give an idea of the high standards of national, regional and local planning in Finland as well as to show the beauty of Finnish dwellings. Readers will discover new ideas for home construction and invaluable material which can be adapted to suit local needs. Blueprints and models drawn to scale, large photographs and detailed plans make up a large part of the book. (21043)   $40.00
Old House Journal Reference Library
The Repair of Wood Windows
Townsend, Andrew; Clarke Martyn
[Windows]. Townsend, Andrew; Clarke Martyn. The Repair of Wood Windows Technical Pamphlet 13. London: S.P.A.B., nd c. 1992. Reprint. Quarto, pp 24. b/w construction details and photographs throughout. Published by the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings, founded by William Morris in 1877. Staplebound Heavy Wraps . Very good, ex-library.

A concise and thorough explanation of window repair methods with excellent construction drawings and explanations of how to treat decay, replace parts, etc. From the Old House Journal reference library. (21066)   $20.00
Victorian Village Builder: An Architectural Guide
Bicknell, A. J.
[Pattern Book]. Bicknell, A. J. Victorian Village Builder: An Architectural Guide With a new commentary by Paul Goeldner. Watkins Glen, NY: American Life Foundation, 1976. Reprint. Quarto, pp. ca 140, b/w floor plans and architectural drawings throughout. A section of trade advertisements in the back. Some color renderings. Cloth over Boards. Very Good in Very Good DJ.

A beautiful and informative book that is a facsimile of Bicknell's Village Builder and Supplement of 1872. The text describes the architectural plans and includes some specifications. The introduction places these Victorian buildings in context historically. From the Old House Journal reference library. (21065)   $45.00
Wright's Ferry Mansion (2 volumes in slipcase)
Schaefer, Elizabeth Meg
[Pennsylvania]. Schaefer, Elizabeth Meg. Wright's Ferry Mansion (2 volumes in slipcase). Columbia, PA: Von Hess Foundation, 2005. First edition. Quarto, pp. 304, 416, indexed, illustrated with color photographs. Cloth over Boards in Slipcase. As New.

Wright's Ferry Mansion is a historic home in Columbia, Pennsylvania. It was built in 1738, and is a 2.5 story, rectangular limestone residence with a gable roof and pent eave. Its architecture reflects a mix of English and Germanic elements. This house became listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1979. Volume 1 tells the fascinating history of the house and its original owner Susanna Wright, who was a friend of Benjamin Franklin and other luminaries of early Pennsylvania, and Volume 2 covers the collection. It is the only Pennsylvania English Quaker house furnished exclusively to the first half of the 18th century. The collection includes important Philadelphia William and Mary and Queen Anne furniture and English ceramics, metals, glass, and needlework, all pre-dating 1750. The appendix contains the original text of numerous letters, wills, inventories, poems, and two treatises by Susanna Wright and her brother James. Author and art historian Elizabeth Meg Schaefer has been curator of the mansion since 1982. From the Old House Journal reference library. (21064)   $85.00
The Parlor Gardener:
A Treatise on the House Culture of Ornamental Plants
Randolph, Cornelia J.
[Landscape Architecture]. Randolph, Cornelia J. The Parlor Gardener: A Treatise on the House Culture of Ornamental Plants Translated from the French, and Adapted to American Use. Boston, MA: Lee and Shepard Publishers, 1884. Original edition. 16mo (4.25" x 6"), pp. 158, indexed, illustrated with b/w engravings. Decorated endpapers. Cloth over Boards. Very Good.

This little volume is divided into two sections: the garden in the apartment, and the garden at the window. The chapters in the first section cover the mantel-piece garden, the flower-stand garden and more. The chapters in the second section discuss the garden upon the balcony, the garden upon the terrace, and more. An attractive glimpse into the Victorian use of plants and flowers in the home. From the Old House Journal reference library. (21049)   $50.00
ABC of Gothic Architecture
Parker, John Henry
[Architecture]. Parker, John Henry. ABC of Gothic Architecture. London: James Parker, 1894. Eighth edition. 24mo (4 1/2" x 5 1/2") , pp. 265 plus publisher's ads, indexed, illustrated with b/w engravings. Signed on the title page by its original Parisian owner in 1894. Cloth over Boards. Very Good in Mylar Jacket.

This little volume was intended to serve as a stepping-stone to larger and more expensive works on the same subject. The chapters cover each distinctive period of Gothic architecture from 1060 to the end of the 17th century, such as the Norman Period, the Early English Style, and the Perpendicular Style. Hard to find; this is our first time offering this title. From the Old House Journal Reference Library. (21047)   $35.00
World Fairs
The General Motors Exhibit Building -
New York World's Fair 1939 Highways and Horizons
General Motors
[World's Fair]. General Motors. The General Motors Exhibit Building - New York World's Fair 1939 Highways and Horizons. New York: General Motors, 1939. First edition. Pamphlet, 4.5" x 9" which opens up to 17.5" x 17.5", with numerous b/w photos and spot color printing. Folding Pamphlet. Very Good.

A wonderful piece of memorabilia from the 1939 New York World's Fair, anticipating what city life would look like in 1960. A department store, an auditorium, an apartment house, and an automobile display were included in this exhibit. (14546)   $20.00
Pop-Up Viewer Souvenir from The World of Tomorrow,
New York World's Fair, 1939
Hare, Elizabeth Sage and Warren Chappell
[World's Fair]. Hare, Elizabeth Sage and Warren Chappell. Pop-Up Viewer Souvenir from The World of Tomorrow, New York World's Fair, 1939. New York: Elizabeth Sage Hare, 1939. First edition. 6.5" x 5", opens to 24" high, color-lithographic pictorial upper scene with single central peep-hole and six panel images separated by folds. Folded Paper View Book. Near Fine.

A deep six-panel peep show, with each layer of the show adding details to the view. When stretched out on a table surface, the view hole in the front allows the viewer to see through all six panels. The view is the Grand Concourse ending at Sam Gottscho's Trylon, Perisphere, and Helicline. Elizabeth Sage Hare was an art patron and Warren Chappell was an American illustrator, book and type designer. An unusual souvenir of the World's Fair, and in very nice condition. (21078)   $300.00
The Jewel City: Panama-Pacific International Exposition
Macomber, Ben
[Western US]. Macomber, Ben. The Jewel City: Its Planning and Achievements; Its Architecture, Sculpture,Symbolism, and Music; Its Gardens, Palaces, and Exhibits. San Francisco: John H. Williams, 1915. First edition. Octavo, pp. 204, indexed, illustrated with color frontispiece and 75+ b/w photographs. A gift inscription on the front endpaper was written in pencil in 1915. Decorated Boards. Good; backstrip splitting and cover lightly soiled, lightly wrinkled text block, two loose pages.

The Panama–Pacific International Exposition was a world's fair held in San Francisco, from February 20 to December 4, 1915. Its stated purpose was to celebrate the completion of the Panama Canal, but it was widely seen in San Francisco as an opportunity to showcase its recovery from the 1906 earthquake. This book is a wonderful guided tour of the buildings and exhibits of the fair. (21074)   $45.00
Official Viewbook of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition
Louisiana Purchase Exposition
[Missouri]. Louisiana Purchase Exposition. Official Viewbook of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition. St. Louis, MO: Louisiana Purchase Exposition, 1904. First edition. Oblong quarto, 23 full-page b/w photographic
prints. Original Wraps. Very Good.

The Louisiana Purchase Exposition, informally known as the St. Louis World's Fair, was an international exposition held in St. Louis, Missouri, United States, from April 30 to December 1, 1904. More than 60 countries and 43 of the then-45 American states maintained exhibition spaces at the fair, which was attended by nearly 19.7 million people. Historians generally emphasize the fair's long-lasting impact on intellectuals in the fields of history, art history, and architecture. This book featured exterior views of the magnificent buildings that housed the exhibits and events of the fair. (21073)   $150.00
The Centennial Exposition
Ingram, J. S.
[History]. Ingram, J. S. The Centennial Exposition described and illustrated, being a concise and graphic description of this grand enterprise commemorative of the First Centennary of American Independence, including history of the centennial from inception to final closing ceremonies, description of the principal buildings, foreign pavilions, booths and state buildings, with their interesting displays, exhibits of resources and products of the nations of the world; the most ingenious devices in Machinery Hall; woman's work in Woman's Pavilion, mineralogical, archaeological and geological collections from all states of the union, the wonders of the Swiss watch department, the centennial live stock exhibition, memorial parades and anniversaries of various orders, great state days, awards to exhibitors foreign and American, and numerous other subjects showing the magnitude and character of the New World's Fair, and illustrating the best achievements of human genius, industry and skill from all lands and all peoples. Philadelphia, PA: Hubbard Bros., 1876. First edition. Small quarto, pp. 770 plus 6-page publisher's catalog, illustrated with b/w engravings, including a fold-out map of the centennial grounds in Philadelphia. Library bookplate inside front cover. A previous owner (inventor and jeweler Edgar C. Covell of Laconia NH) signed the front endpaper in 1885. Decorated Cloth over Boards. Very Good in Mylar Jacket; weak hinges, backstrip sunned.

The Centennial International Exhibition of 1876, the first official World's Fair to be held in the US, was held in Philadelphia from May 10 to November 10, 1876, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. Nearly 10 million visitors attended the exposition, and 37 countries participated in it. The exposition was designed to show the world the United States' industrial and innovative prowess. Some of the inventions displayed were Alexander Graham Bell's telephone, the Sholes and Glidden typewriter, Heinz Ketchup, Hires Root Beer, and Wallace-Farmer Electric Dynamo (precursor to electric light). The right arm and torch of the Statue of Liberty were showcased at the exposition as well, and visitors could climb the ladder to the balcony. This volume describes the exhibits, buildings, and events that took place during the exposition. From the Old House Journal reference library. (21051)   $100.00
Expositions, Exhibits, Industrial and Trade Fairs
Clasen, Wolfgang
[Architectural History]. Clasen, Wolfgang. Expositions, Exhibits, Industrial and Trade Fairs. New York: Praeger, 1968. First edition. Quarto, pp. 207, indexed, illustrated with b/w drawings and photographs. Cloth over Boards. Very Good in Very Good DJ.

This book presents 100 approaches to the design of exhibitions of all kinds. The author has divided the examples according to particular design problems. World's fairs, with specially constructed pavilions, present a different challenge than trade fairs, where exhibits must be set up in an already existing hall. And traveling exhibitions must meet requirements of easy assembly and adaptability to varying space limitations. Thoughtful commentary on purpose, design, technical details, and construction accompanies the excellent photographs and plans throughout the book. There are lists of outstanding designers and architects and also of all the exhibitions and fairs treated. (21077)   $45.00
Construction Methods and Materials
House Painting, Glazing, Paper Hanging, and Whitewashing
Sabin, Alvah H.
[Paint]. Sabin, Alvah H.; M.S. D. Sc. House Painting, Glazing, Paper Hanging, and Whitewashing - A Book For The Householder. New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1918. Second Edition Revised & Enlarged. Small octavo, pp. 143, indexed. Cloth over Boards, burgundy w/embossed design. Very Good.
A practical guide for the home owner covering materials, supplies, tools, mixing paints, varnishing, finishes, and other useful topics. The author was a member of the American Chemical Society and a lecturer at New York University. (18160)   $35.00
The Painter's and Colourman's Complete Guide
Tingry, Pierre Francois
[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
Practical House Painter
"By an Expert" [Charles S. Morton]
[Paint]. "By an Expert" [Charles S. Morton]. Practical House Painter including carriage, sign and house painting, and valuable hints and recipes for same. Chicago: Shrewsbury, 1902. First edition. 12mo, pp. vi, 153, indexed, illustrated with b/w renderings of fonts. Cloth over Boards. Very Good, light edgewear to covers, occasional light foxing.

This little volume is packed with dozens of painting hints on a wide range of techniques and products, including glass gilding, cleaning very dirty brass, varnish to imitate ground glass, faux tortoise shell, a recipe for a superior waterproof glue, cleaning brick, wood gilding, cleaning tarnished zinc, coloring putty, and much more. (18696)   $40.00
Painting Troubles and Their Remedy
Millar, Andrew
[Paint]. Millar, Andrew . Painting Troubles and Their Remedy ("The Decorator" Series of Practical Books, No. 14) edited by Arthur Seymour Jennings, F.I.B.D. London/New York: The Trade Papers Publishing Co. Ltd./The Painters' Magazine, 1921. First edition. 12mo, pp. 107, indexed, the nicest copy we've ever seen. Cloth over Boards, burgundy. Very Good.

A useful guide to dealing with common painting and papering problems, written by the author of "Scumbling and Colour Glazing." Quite scarce, no copies in this country. Includes discussions about flaking, blistering, moisture condensation, and many techniques for special finishes. A wonderful resource. (15822)   $75.00
Wood and Wood Joints
Zwerger, Klaus
[Wood]. Zwerger, Klaus. Wood and Wood Joints Building Traditions of Europe and Japan. Basel, Switzerland: Birkhauser, 1997. First edition. Quarto, pp. 278, indexed, illustrated with b/w photographs and drawings. Boards. Very Good in Very Good DJ.

This book describes and explains joints made exclusively from wood, i.e. without adhesives and without metal connectors, together with their origins and evolution. This was achieved by studying the examples found today, examining the studies available and, where information was lacking, carefully supplementing them in order to fill in the gaps. Particular attention is paid to the material as well as climatic, technical, woodworking and artistic influences. Scarce in the US; this is the first time we've been able to offer this title. (21094)   $125.00
Small Homes Guide Maintenance/Repairs
National Home Builders, Inc.
[Preservation]. National Home Builders, Inc. Small Homes Guide Maintenance/Repairs. New York: National Home Builders, Inc., 1942. Ninth edition. Quarto, pp. 88, illustrated with b/w photographs. Co-branded by Celotex Building Products on the front cover. One page (pp. 271-272) has been sliced neatly in half, and the portion cut away is missing. Staplebound Wraps. Good; front cover repairs with cellophane tape, one corner of front cover is torn away.

A patriotic effort to encourage people to repair their homes in such a way to conserve materials and labor needed for war production. Chapters on finance and insurance, construction, equipment, decorating and gardening. (21086)   $45.00
A Trip Thru the Home of the Vanishing Door with Mr. Evans
W. L. Evans Co., Washington, IN
[Doors]. W. L. Evans Co. A Trip Thru the Home of the Vanishing Door with Mr. Evans. Washington, IN: W. L. Evans Co., nd c. 1930. First printing. Small quarto, pp. 25, illustrated with b/w photographs. Staplebound Wraps. Very Good.

This brochure took the reader through a tour of the company offices and the factory of W. L. Evans in Washington, Indiana. Photographs show the offices, drafting room, mailing room, boxing room, lumber yard, lumber storage, veneer room, and the machinery used in the tool room (cut-off machine for making hinges, broaching machine for making holes in the hinge plates, the automatic washer press for making washers, the spray booth, the turret lathe, the milling machines, and much more). The vanishing door is illustrated; the doors turn on cleverly-designed hinges that allow them to lie against the inside of a closet's wall, thus vanishing from sight when they are open. This is the first time we've been able to offer this title. (21085)   $75.00
The Sheet Metal Worker's Instructor
Warn, Reuben Henry
[Metal]. Warn, Reuben Henry. The Sheet Metal Worker's Instructor For Zinc, Sheet Iron, Copper, and Tin Plate Workers, and Others.; containing a selection of geometrical problems also practical and simple rules for describing the various patterns required in the different branches of the above trades, to which is added an appendix containing instructions for boiler making, mensuration of surfaces, and solids, rules for calculating the weights of different figures of iron and steel, tables of the weights of iron, steel, etc. Philadelphia: Henry Carey Baird, 1880. First edition. Octavo, pp. xv, 178, indexed, illustrated with b/w diagrams (32 plates and 37 wood engravings), plus 24 page publisher's catalog. Signed by three generations of owners in the Hopkins family on the front endpapers. Embossed Cloth over Boards. Good, weak hinges, heavy spine wear.

A very early and scarce book intended for private study for artisans in the various branches of the sheet metal trade, illustrated in original lithographic plates and wood engravings. Very practical/technical. (21084)   $75.00
American Art in Bronze and Iron: Bronze and Iron Work for Banks
Mitchell, William Donald [Editor]
[Metal]. Mitchell, William Donald [Editor]. American Art in Bronze and Iron: Bronze and Iron Work for Banks Vol. 1 No. 6. New York: Jno. Williams Inc., April, 1910. First printing. Folio, pp. 89, indexed, illustrated with b/w photographs. Perfect Bound. Very Good in Mylar Jacket.

A book on banking rooms fitted with beautiful bronze work was issued by Jno. Williams, Inc. in 1903, and illustrated and described over 45 banking rooms. By 1910, 60 more banks were equipped by this company with ornamental bronze of the finest workmanship and artistic detail, and this volume documented these new projects in New York City, Pittsburgh, Baltimore, Hartford, Waterbury, Louisville, Los Angeles, and more. This is the first time we are offering this title. (21082)   $175.00
The Berkshire Glass Works
Patriquin, William J. and Julie L. Sloan
[Glass]. Patriquin, William J. and Julie L. Sloan. The Berkshire Glass Works. Charleston, SC: History Press, 2011. First edition. Small quarto, pp. 158, indexed, illustrated with b/w and color photographs. Original Wraps. New.

Berkshire Glass Works was the first factory to make cathedral glass in the United States and to provide superbly white window glass, unsurpassed by any other glass factory. The purity of the sand found in northern Berkshire County provided resources for over 50 years of glassmaking for regular windows and stained-glass windows in the rural landscape of western Massachusetts. From the first cylinders blown in November 1853, demand for the Berkshire Glass Company's work grew exponentially until it was producing 3,000 feet of glass by 1855. As the Civil War raged, the company suffered along with the country but came out of the strife stronger than ever. The authors reveal the inner workings of the Berkshire Glass Company and the intricate stained glass born of Berkshire glass. (12748)   $40.00
The Builder's Pocket Companion
Smeaton, A. C.
[Architecture]. Smeaton, A. C. The Builder's Pocket Companion containing the elements of building, surveying, and architecture, with practical rules and instructions connected with the subject. Philadelphia, PA: Henry Carey Baird, 1871. Original edition. Small octavo, pp. 273, plus 24-page publisher's catalog bound in, illustrated with b/w drawings. Decorated Boards. Very Good, some edgewear rubs.

Mainly intended for the student, the author had hoped that every worker who perused the volume would gather some valuable information and practical hints about their trade. Chapters on the bricklayer, the carpenter, the joiner, the mason, the plasterer, the plumber, the painter, the smith, the surveyor and the architect. This is the first time we have been able to offer this scarce title. (21058)   $125.00
Pattern Books
Homes of To-Day or Modern Examples of Moderate Cost Houses
Smith, Frank L.
[Pattern Book]. Smith, Frank L. Homes of To-Day or Modern Examples of Moderate Cost Houses Vol. II, No. 1. Boston: Frank L. Smith, January 1889. First edition. Small quarto, pp. 96, indexed, illustrated with b/w drawings of perspective home exteriors with their floor plans, plus period advertisements. Perfect Bound. Very Good.

Contains 24 building designs of stunning Victorian buildings, plus articles on keeping plumbing fixtures clean, poisonous wallpaper and carpets, built up doors, Jack Frost in the water pipes, wood staining, tips for carpenters, calcimine preparation, and much more. Beautifully illustrated. Scarce (21091)   $150.00
A Dozen Modern Small Houses
Weyerhaeuser Forest Products, Minneapolis, MN
[Pattern Book]. Weyerhaeuser Forest Products. A Dozen Modern Small Houses Selected from 150 Designs Submitted to a Jury of Architects in a National Six-room House Competition Sponsored by Weyerhaeuser Forest Products. St. Paul, Minnesota: Weyerhaeuser Forest Products, 1926. First edition. Quarto, 14 non numbered full sheets (folded 8.5" x 11", opens to 11" x 17") in a portfolio bound in light blue paper with string ties. Original linen over grey boards with string ties. Very Good.

Two text segments include the introduction covering "The Small Modern House versus the Large Old-Fashioned House;" and "The Value of Real Working Drawings." Each of the twelve featured small houses include the architectural firm that designed the plans, elevations and floor plans, an artist rendering and the house's special features. A period piece that was actually ahead of its time; in the era of the large house, this offering of small homes preaches scale and convenience. A very modern offering. (21063)   $95.00
Cement Houses and Private Garages with Constructive Details
Various Architects
[Pattern Book]. Various Architects. Cement Houses and Private Garages with Constructive Details comprising twenty-two designs of artistic cement-coated dwellings, and eleven cleverly designed private garages. A feature is the presentation of complete floor plans, elevations and constructive details. Extracts from the specifications of material are included with several of the drawings. Illustrated with half-tone reproductions from photographs of the complete structures, and eighty-seven full-page plates of plans and elevations. New York: David Williams Company, 1923. First edition. Oblong quarto, np ~200, illustrated with b/w photographs and drawings. Cloth over Boards. Good; front endpaper heavily creased and chipped, cover stained.

The designs giving in this volume filled a need for artistic cement coated homes. They were designed by prominent architects across the country, and special attention has been given to the layout of rooms, halls, etc. to insure convenient use, good light, and ventilation. The photographs show both exterior and interior views of the homes. This is the first time we've been able to offer this rare volume. (21054)   $95.00
Homes designed by Robert L. Stevenson Architect
Stevenson, Robert L.
[Pattern Book]. Stevenson, Robert L. Homes designed by Robert L. Stevenson Architect. Lawrence, MA: Robert L. Stevenson, 1930. First edition. Quarto, pp 203, illustrated with b/w architectural drawings, floor plans, and photographs. Colored free end papers. Book plate from a previous owner inside front cover. Cloth Spine, paper on boards, blue w/small pictorial design & lettering. Very Good.

Another historic pattern book from this local Boston architect who built many homes in towns in and around the city, including Swampscott, Brookline and West Roxbury. The drawings, lettering and photography are superb. The book covers a wide variety of designs and plan arrangement for both smaller and larger homes, planned with a view to economy. Many of the designs are illustrated with exterior photographs, evidence that many of Stevenson's designs were already built and demonstrated of enduring quality. (18421)   $75.00
Art and Color
The Story of Color: From Ancient Mysticism to Modern Science
Birren, Faber
[Technology/Trades]. Birren, Faber. The Story of Color: From Ancient Mysticism to Modern Science. Westport, CT: The Crimson Press, 1941. First edition. Quarto, pp. 341, illustrated with b/w and color drawings. Ex-library book plate inside front cover, several other pages stamped. Cloth over Boards. Very Good.

A delightful, if dated, look at color in religious, scientific, artistic and cultural traditions from around the world, by a man who made color a part of his study of human societies. Richly illustrated with b/w in-text drawings and reproductions. (13641)   $35.00
The Theory and Practice of Color
Snow, Bonnie E. and Hugo B. Froehlich
[Paint]. Snow, Bonnie E. and Hugo B. Froehlich. The Theory and Practice of Color. New York: The Prang Co., 1920. Second edition. Small quarto, pp. 62, illustrated with many color chip charts. Cloth over Boards. Very Good.

The study of color is usually approached from three different angles: the angle of the physicist, the angle of the chemist, and the angle of the painter or artist. But all three of these approaches, indispensable as each one is to the growth and development of the world, have ignored the individual human. The average person is ignorant of the physical laws, and may not be an artist, but can access color as a pure and exquisite pleasure similar to the appreciation of music. This book, with its color charts, is complied to appeal to those non-scientific, non-artist people, to expose them to the world of color, and increase their pleasure in using color in their lives. (8219)   $100.00
At Home with Gustav Stickley:
Arts & Crafts from the Stephen Gray Collection
Cathers, David
[Furniture]. Cathers, David. At Home with Gustav Stickley: Arts & Crafts from the Stephen Gray Collection. Hartford, CT: Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, 2008. First edition. Quarto, pp. 118, indexed, illustrated with color photographs. Decorated Cloth over Boards. As New.

This book accompanied an exhibition at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in the fall of 2008, and presented a distinguished collection of the Arts and Crafts furniture of Gustav Stickley and his designers, focusing on the earliest period of Stickley's career, when he produced his firm's most significant cabinetwork. Some of the photographs are taken directly from Stephen Gray's home, showing the furniture and decorations in use in his living room and dining room. A beautiful collection, carefully documented and photographed. A visual feast for the Arts & Crafts fan. (21070)   $25.00
A History of Chromolithography
Twyman, Michael
[Art]. Twyman, Michael. A History of Chromolithography printed colour for all. New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll Press, 2013. First American edition. Quarto, pp. 728, indexed, b/w and color illustrations. Cloth over Boards. Very Good in Very Good DJ.

Colour printing is something we take for granted. This was not always so, and we owe it to the foundations laid by chromolithography that it now touches most aspects of our lives. This book traces the evolution of this hand-drawn colour-printing process from its tentative beginnings in Germany in the early 19th century to its spread from Europe to the United States and beyond to become the major method of colour printing before teh century was out. Drawing on a variety of sources - manuals, journals, correspondence, preparatory drawings, proofs, interviews with people in the trade, as well as the products themselves - the author provides fascinating insights into the methods and skills of the chromolithographer. With almost 800 illustrations and an extensive index, this book should provide the first port of call for those interested in the subject. (21059)   $150.00
Trade Catalogs
Gorham Company Ecclesiastical Department
Gorham Company, New York, NY
[Building Materials]. Gorham Company. Gorham Company Ecclesiastical Department. New York: Gorham Company, 1914. First edition. Quarto, pp. 188, indexed, illustrated with b/w drawings and photographs. A previous owner's bookplate is affixed to the inside front cover. Boards. Very Good.

Gorham was known for silver, but it also had a special department designing and making the various articles required for the use or adornment of churches. Wooden and marble altars, brass altar desks, alms boxes, sterling collection plates, communion ware, brass candlesticks, brass processional crosses, marble baptismal fonts, hymn tablets, oak pulpits, bronze memorial tablets, and much much more. Scarce; this is the first time we've been able to offer this catalog. (21100)   $100.00
Smith & Wyman Price List,
Manufacturers and Wholesale Dealers in Sash, Doors, Blinds
Smith & Wyman, Minneapolis, MN
[Millwork]. Smith & Wyman. Smith & Wyman Price List, Manufacturers and Wholesale Dealers in Sash, Doors, Blinds Glazed Windows, Baluster and Posts; Mouldings of all Descriptions, Lumber, Lath and Shingles. Minneapolis, MN: Pioneer Press, January 21, 1884. First edition. 16mo, pp 63, illustrated with b/w drawings. Staplebound Wraps. Fair; cover ripped, stained, repaired with cellophane tape; text block good.

This catalog also includes store fronts. The illustrations of stair railings and newel posts are beautifully rendered. Scarce 19th century trade catalog. (16488)   $95.00
G. Elias & Bro. Lumber and Timber
New Universal List of Sash, Door and Blinds and Handbook of Millwork
G. Elias & Bro., Buffalo, NY
[Windows]. G. Elias & Bro. G. Elias & Bro. Lumber and Timber New Universal List of Sash, Door and Blinds and Handbook of Millwork Containing Lists of Standard Openings of Stock, Rules For Listing Odd Work, Glossary of Technical Terms, Etc., Effective February 10th 1908. Buffalo, NY: Shattock & McKay Co., Printers, January 24, 1908. First edition. 24mo, pp. 96, indexed, illustrated with b/w line drawings of door, sash, transom, and window elevation types. Some cupboard doors and millwork. Staplebound Wraps. Good; cover detached, soiled, small hole in back cover.

All sorts of doors, windows, and sash, including some unusual ones like twelve light plain rail windows, Queen Anne windows and sash, circle and Gothic transoms, and inside folding blinds. (16487)   $75.00
The Standard National Manufacturers' List of
Doors, Open Sash and Outside Blinds
Morgan Company, Oshkosh, WI
[Doors and Windows]. Morgan Company. The Standard National Manufacturers' List of Doors, Open Sash and Outside Blinds Showing Cuts and Lists for Standard Designs and Sizes also Rules for Listing Doors, Open Sash and Outside Blinds of Designs or Sizes not Shown. Oshkosh, WI: Morgan Company, August 1, 1926. Original edition. 24mo, pp. 162, illustrated with b/w elevation drawings of door and window types. Colored Wraps, sage. Very Good with small tear in spine.

A detailed and extensive listing of door and window types, accompanied by price lists. (16483)   $45.00
"Nonco" Plumbing Fixtures
N.O. Nelson Manufacturing Company, St. Louis, MO
[Plumbing]. N.O. Nelson Manufacturing Company. "Nonco" Plumbing Fixtures. St. Louis, MO: N.O. Nelson Manufacturing Company, 1928. Fifth edition. 12mo, pp. 84, illustrated with b/w drawings. Color Patterned Wraps, Blue. Very Good, small stain on the back cover.

A wide selection of plumbing fixtures including bath tubs, showers, sinks and water closets, with some fittings. Very nicely illustrated, with clear and detailed specifications. (16485)   $75.00
Rock Island Sash and Door Works. 1898 Design Book
Rock Island Sash and Door Works, Rock Island, IL
[Doors]. Rock Island Sash and Door Works. Rock Island Sash and Door Works. 1898 Design Book of Sash, Doors, Blinds, Stair-work, Frames, Store Fronts, Porch Designs, Brackets, Blocks, Porch-work, Parquetry Flooring, Etc. Also Western Edition of National Moulding Book. Rock Island: Rock Island Sash and Door Works, 1898. First edition. Octavo, pp. 392, illustrated with b/w drawings and several color drawings. Decorated Boards. Fair; back cover detached but present; front cover partially missing, backstrip missing, one color plate detached but present, several pages at the rear of the book are tattered.

Despite its condition faults, this is a gorgeous catalog of wood doors and windows with window types, transoms, sidelights, blinds, grilles, mantels, paneling, stair designs and much more. The quality of design and detail is remarkable. This is a very scarce book, valuable for builders, preservationists and those interested in studying the craft and art of building. (21076)   $125.00
Book of Designs Plastic Ornaments #12
Architectural Decorating Company, Chicago, IL
[Ornamentation]. Architectural Decorating Company. Book of Designs Plastic Ornaments #12. Chicago, IL: Architectural Decorating Company, 1928. Original edition. Quarto, pp. 232, indexed, illustrated with b/w photographs . Decorated Boards. Very Good.

This catalogue offered a wide selection of designs from the classic schools to the modern. Column capitals, ceiling ornaments, caps and brackets, mouldings, gable ornaments, cornices, rosettes, cartouches and more, all beautifully photographed. A comprehensive style guide for the time period. (21053)   $65.00
Brick and Stone
Through The Ages; May, 1926 to April 1927 (bound volume of 12 issues)
National Association of Marble Dealers, Baltimore, MD
[Stone]. National Association of Marble Dealers. Through The Ages; May, 1926 to April 1927 (bound volume of 12 issues). Baltimore, MD: National Assoc. of Marble Dealers, 1926. First edition. Quarto, each issue about 65 pp. Illustrated with b/w photographs. Trade advertisements in the back. Ex-library. Half-Leather. Very good; cover worn at edges of backstrip and corners.

An outstanding collection of articles on the use of marble in buildings and gardens, including stores, churches, and landmarks such as the public library in Washington, D.C., the Elks National Headquarters in Chicago, and New York City Hall. Excellent images of building facades, interior spaces, ornamentation and much more. Very uncommon! (21075)   $95.00
Stone: Properties, Durability in Man's Environment
Winkler, E. M.
[Stone]. Winkler, E. M. Stone: Properties, Durability in Man's Environment. New York: Springer-Verlag, 1973. First edition. Quarto, pp 230, indexed, illustrated with b/w and color photographs. Ex-library. Cloth over Boards. Very Good.

This volume surveys the important stone properties, both physical and chemical, pertinent to the architect's, engineer's and stone producer's needs. Emphasis is placed on the chemical characteristics of the pollutants in air and waters and their interaction with stone which accelerates the process of stone decay, often many times faster than in rural locations in quarry or rock cut. Brief summaries accompany each chapter for better clarity and understanding to persons lacking a scientific background; the book should thus become accessible and provide information to the stone producer and consumer for a better understanding of product stone. (21072)   $35.00
Rock-Faced Monuments
Bliss, Harry A.
[Stone]. Bliss, Harry A. Rock-Faced Monuments Illustrations and Descriptions of Some of the Best Examples of Rock-Faced Memorials. Buffalo, NY: Harry A. Bliss, 1919. Original edition. Quarto, pp 87, recto only, illustrated with b/w photographs. Leatherette, olive w/embossed & cut-out design. Very Good.

This book was published with the purpose of supplying to the granite industry a practical volume illustrating some of the best work in rock-faced memorials. It is designed especially as a book of suggestions and comparative illustrations for monument dealers, designers and salesmen, but the illustrations are also of general interest. This publication contains over 80 illustrations of the best designs taken from the large collection assembled by the publisher in more than 25 years of travel. (21045)   $125.00
The Forgotten Art Of Building A Good Fireplace
Orton, Vrest
[Masonry]. Orton, Vrest. The Forgotten Art Of Building A Good Fireplace: How to Alter Unsatisfactory Fireplaces & to Build New Ones in the 18th Century Fashion; The Story of Count Rumford & His Fireplace Designs That Have Remained Unchanged Since 1795. Dublin, NH: Yankee, 1974. Second edition. Octavo, pp. 60, illustrated w/ b/w diagrams and engravings. Paperback. Very Good.

Most modern architects and masons do not know how to design or to build a fireplace in the 18th century manner that will always be a source of beauty and delight and never smoke ... if built right. Trouble is, most fireplaces built in American homes in the 20th century have been built wrong: they are low, squatty, unattractive boxes and they usually smoke. Sir Benjamin Thompson, Count Rumford, an American genius of equal stature in science and invention to Benjamin Franklin, established basic and immutable principles of fireplace design in 1795; these have remained unchanged and nearly unknown since that time. This book is the first separate book since 1906 on Rumford's fireplace design. The author sets forth in this volume the basic principles and, with drawings by Austin Stevens based on Rumford's work, he offers Rumford's designs for a new generation. This book can also be used to alter existing, bad fireplaces into good ones. (21097)   $15.00
Titles on Sale
Lowe Brothers Paints and Varnishes
The Lowe Brothers Company, Dayton, OH
[Paint]. The Lowe Brothers Company. Lowe Brothers Paints and Varnishes Counter Price List and Color Book of the Manufactures of the Lowe Brothers Company. Dayton, OH: Lowe Bros. Co., 1909. Original edition. Small quarto, pp. 66, indexed, decorated endpapers, illustrated with tipped-in product labels and color charts. Thirteen items are ripped away and missing. Decorated Boards. Very Good.

An early Lowe Brothers trades publication with 10 outstanding color illustrations of home exteriors, color chip charts, product labels and descriptions. Some of the items have been damaged, but what has survived is truly beautiful. (20759)   $115.00
Multistory Housing
Schmitt, Karl Wilhelm
[Architecture]. Schmitt, Karl Wilhelm. Multistory Housing. New York: Praeger, 1966. First edition. Small quarto, pp. 215, indexed, illustrated with b/w photographs and architectural drawings. Cloth over Boards. Very Good in Very Good Mylar-Protected DJ.

The author traces the recent history of housing construction, from the pioneering efforts of the architects of the 1930s to create dignified housing for the poor, to the actual birth of the New Cities in 1945 in Europe's gutted capitals. With photographs and floor plans, and an informative text, the author shows how architects in cities around the world have answered the problems of high-density living. He analyzes the major international problems of slums and of slum clearance; the conscious attempts at decentralization; and the new "ribbon" city - the urban complex that extends in America, for instance, from Boston to Washington. A scarce title we are offering for the first time. (20959)   $35.00
The Forgotten Art of Building a Stone Wall
Fields, Curtis P.
[Stone]. Fields, Curtis P. The Forgotten Art of Building a Stone Wall: An Illustrated Guide to Dry Wall Construction (Forgotten Arts Series). Dublin, NH: Yankee Books, 1971. First edition, 10th printing. Octavo, pp. 61, numerous b/w photographs and drawings. Paperback. Very Good.

This book offers practical ways of how to build a tailored stone wall without the use of mortar. Taking safety precautions, finding and working with stones, altering unsatisfactory walls, and building new ones are clearly explained and graphically illustrated. (20745)   $15.00
Genuine Economy in Home Building
Hydraulic-Press Brick Company, St. Louis, MO
[Brick]. Hydraulic-Press Brick Company. Genuine Economy in Home Building. St. Louis, MO: Hydraulic-Press Brick Company, 1913. First edition. Small quarto. pp 62, illustrated with b/w and color photographs. Decorated Cardboard Covers. Very good.

This booklet was prepared in the hope of increasing appreciation for brick in American home building, and spreading the realization that brick is the most economical home-building material. The beautiful illustrations make this advertising booklet quite compelling! (19465)   $35.00
The Spectrum of Victorian Decorative Windows
Wilson, H. Weber
[Windows]. Wilson, H. Weber. The Spectrum of Victorian Decorative Windows. Chambersburg, PA: Architectural Ecology, 1980. First edition. Octavo, pp. 24, richly illustrated with b/w drawings, signed by author. Staplebound Wraps. Very Good.

It's amazing how much valuable information and wonderful illustrations the author has worked into these 24 pages. The format is reminiscent of the early days of Old House Journal (Web Wilson used to write for that publication). Covering everything from cottages to period storefronts, this ambitious publication covers a lot of territory. Highly recommended. A scarce title today. (1344)   $25.00
A Treatise and General Primer on the Properties of Early American Paints
Historic Paints Ltd, East Meredith, NY
[Paint]. Historic Paints Ltd. A Treatise and General Primer on the Properties of Early American Paints Including also A Summary and Description of Pigments, Copious Descriptions of their Manufacture and Application...and also A Brief Description of their Aging Characteristics. East Meredith, New York: Historic Paints, Ltd, 1994. First edition, reprinted. Octavo, pp. 32. Richly illustrated with sepia toned images from the period. As the title sets forth, with chapters on "The Manufacture of Early Paints," "Types of Paint,"  "the Preparation and Application of Paint," "Of Colors and Pigments," and "Modern Paints." With an extensive bibliography of titles on the history of paint. Original decorated wraps. New.

As the text begins: "The only new ideas are those that have been forgotten." An extremely ambitious (and successful!) little pamphlet. Very useful for the paint professional as well as the period homeowner, looking for a good and reliable overview on the subject of historical paints. Belongs in every preservationist's library and should be actually read (!) from cover to cover. From the Introduction: "The only new ideas are the ones that have been forgotten." (9802)   $15.00
New Homes
Baker Lumber Company, Worcester, MA
[Pattern Book]. Baker Lumber Company. New Homes. Worcester, MA: National Plan Service, nd (circa 1945). First edition. Quarto, pp 63. b/w renderings and floor plans on each page. Color Pictorial Wraps, Blue. Good+, some small tears on edge of covers, cover detached.

Extensive collection of plans for colonial style houses and cottages that could be paid for by F.H.A. mortgage plans. (16572)   $45.00
How To Have The Home You Want:
A Guide To Security, Comfort, Economy
United States Gypsum Company, Chicago, IL
[Building Materials]. United States Gypsum Company. How To Have The Home You Want: A Guide To Security, Comfort, Economy. Chicago. IL: United States Gypsum Co., 1939. Original edition. Quarto, pp 116. b/w photographs, illustrations and construction details throughout. Color Pictorial Wraps, brown. Very Good+.

Together with house plans, individual room lay-outs, and site plan analysis, this attractive trade piece discusses pertinent subjects including fire safe construction, weather proofing, foundation design, structural framing, and building materials for sheathing and siding. An extremely helpful book for contractors and architects alike! (16826)   $35.00
Gulf Coast Emergency House Plans
Mouzon, Stephen A.
[Pattern Book]. Mouzon, Stephen A. Gulf Coast Emergency House Plans The First Book of Katrina Cottages. Miami Beach: New Urban Guild Foundation, 2006. First edition. Quarto, pp. 79, illustrated with color photos, floor plans, elevations and perspective drawings. Color Pictorial Wraps. As New.

A booklet of the cottages and houses used to re-construct and rebuild after Hurricane Katrina. Included are some construction details, recommendations for foundations, and site plan considerations. An excellent guide for low cost and emergency housing. (16281)   $20.00
Catalogue No. 53: Builders' Ironmongery and Brass Foundry
O'Brien Thomas & Co., London
[Hardware]. O'Brien Thomas & Co. Catalogue No. 53: Builders' Ironmongery and Brass Foundry. London: O'Brien Thomas & Co., 1911. First edition. 12mo, pp. 96. Indexed, illustrated with b/w etchings and photos. Original Pictorial Wraps. Very Good; Bumping on corners, index pages lightly foxed, interiors clean and bright.

An interesting early 20th century British catalog of door furniture, locks, plumbing supplies, and painters' tools. Beautifully illustrated, and quite scarce. (15173)   $60.00
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