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Selected Titles for August 2019
Welcome to the August newsletter! Like most Vietnam combat veterans, I am not one to dwell on my experiences overseas. But the arrival last week in my small town of the traveling version of the Vietnam Memorial Wall brought back a lot of memories. Fifty years ago (!!), after graduating college, and hoping to start graduate school in Berlin on a recently awarded Fulbright scholarship, I was confronted with a first draft lottery: my September birthday resulted in draft number 71. My draft notice arrived a few weeks later, with a March 11, 1970 draft date. 
There was one name in particular that I wished to see: my friend Eric Kelly, whom I knew well, and who did not make it back. This was the first time I've found his name on the wall, and I took a rubbing home with me. This was important to me, and I wanted to share this with you, my good friends.
In this newsletter we have some exciting new arrivals, as well as a very strong section on stone and brick, and mid-century modern design.
Happy browsing!
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Tab le of Contents
New Arrivals
Mid-Century Modern 
From the Old House Journal library 
Architecture and History 
Pattern Books 
Construction Methods & Materials
Metal and Hardware 
Brick and Stone
Titles on Sale
New Arrivals
La Brique Ordinaire
Lacroux, J.                                                      
[Brick]. Lacroux, J.; Detain, C. (text). La Brique Ordinaire Au Point de Vue Decoratif, 1re Serie. Paris: Ducher et Cie, 1878. First edition. Folio, pp. 43 of text (in French) with b/w line drawings,  plus 75 full page chromolithographic plates. Bound in modern red half leather with marbled boards, gilt title on spine.. Good; spine starting to split; gouge to front cover; missing a cloth tie; text leaves a bit spotted and dust soiled, colour plates very fine.  
Very scarce and beautiful collection of brickwork and details of  French buildings with polychromatic brick facades, all gorgeously rendered. The chromolithiographic plates were lithographed by Daumont and printed by Monrocq. They illustrate various ways to use brick as a decorative element in building constructions, also chimneys, pillars, enclosure walls, gates, etc. Many examples of complete buildings are depicted, some with ground floors and cross-sections. Some architects represented are: Ed. Guillaume, Gabriel Davioud, Duvillers, Delarue, Galand, A. Feine, Eug. Le Maire. The text by G. Detain gives, apart from the technical descriptions, also a historical survey of the brick as building element and a survey of the different types of brick. One of the most attractive portfolios of brickwork we've ever seen! A great collection of architectural art. (19606)    $650.00 
ABC Book of Modern Furniture 
Herman Miller Furniture Company, Zeeland, MI                                                  
[Furniture]. Herman Miller Furniture Company. ABC Book of Modern Furniture. Zeeland, MI: Herman Miller Furniture Company, nd c. 1952. Original edition. Small quarto, pp. 32, illustrated with b/w photographs. Staplebound Wraps. Very good.  
Herman Miller was founded in 1905, and produces high quality furniture. The home and office furniture featured in this 1950s advertising brochure are some of the strongest mid-century Modern looks of its time. A joy to browse! Very scarce; this is the first copy we've been able to offer for sale. (19575)    $175.00
The Design of Herman Miller
Caplan, Ralph                                                 
[Interiors]. Caplan, Ralph. The Design of Herman Miller Pioneered by Eames, Girard, Nelson, Propst, Rohde. New York: Watson-Guptill Publications, 1976. First edition. Octavo, pp 119, 8 pages in full color, 100 b/w illustrations. Cloth over Boards. Very good in good dust jacket; several open tears.  
This book is richly illustrated with photographs of the many innovative Herman Miller furniture systems and prototype designs now accepted as classics as well as anecdotal pictures of the chief personalities. Because it is a record of the development of a corporation that is both uniquely American and yet international in its influence and implications, the book has as much to offer the social historian as it does the architect and the designer. (19566)    $40.00
Palliser's Model Homes
Palliser, Palliser & Co.                      
[Pattern Book]. Palliser, Palliser & Co. Palliser's Model Homes Showing a Variety of Designs for Model Dwellings; also Farm-Barn and Hennery, Stable and Carriage House, School House, Masonic Association Building, Bank and Library, Town Hall and Three Churches Together with a Large Amount of Miscellaneous Matter, Making in all a Very Valuable Book for Every one Who Contemplates Building. Bridgeport, Connecticut: Palliser, Palliser & Co. Architects, 1878. First edition, later printing. Octavo. pp 98. 28 Designs and trade advertisements in the back of the book.  Original Decorative Cloth. Very Good.
Beautiful example of a pattern book from this time period in fantastic condition. Hitchcock 915. Floor plans and exterior perspective renderings, beautifully drawn of 28 period Victorian buildings. (10519)    $125.00
Portfolio of 8 House Designs  
Roth Brothers, Detroit, MI                         
[Pattern Book]. Roth Brothers. Portfolio of 8 House Designs. Detroit, MI: Creo-Dipt Company, 1928. Original edition. Small quarto, folding portfolio with 8 home designs in color drawing or b/w photograph, and a letter written in 1928 that gives dimensions for all the home designs. Paper portfolio. Very good; sunned patches on front and back cover.  
The houses shown in this portfolio were the most popular models designed by Roth Brothers of Detroit. Roth built thousands of small homes in Detroit, Flint, and Pontiac, Michigan. The portfolio originally had six designs represented in b/w photographs, but two extra designs in color drawings were added for this client. A lovely snapshot of 1920s architecture in Michigan. (19605)    $75.00
The Building Mechanics' Ready Reference:
Carpenters and Woodworkers' Edition 
H. G. Richey               
[Carpentry]. Richey, H.G. The Building Mechanics' Ready Reference Carpenters and Woodworkers' Edition. New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1906. First edition, first thousand. 12 mo, pp. 226, indexed, illustrated w/line drawings. Full Leather. Very good; loop inside back cover to hold loose papers is intact.  
This volume was intended by the author to be just what its title implies: a ready-reference manual for the use of the carpenter and wood-worker, a book to refresh the memory or assist in any task. A large amount of information has been reduced as far as possible into table form for quick reference. (19607)    $80.00
The Building Mechanics' Ready Reference:
Cement Workers' and Plasterers' Edition 
H. G. Richey               
[Masonry]. Richey, H.G. The Building Mechanics' Ready Reference Cement Workers' and Plasterers' Edition. New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1908. First edition, first thousand. 12 mo, pp. 458, indexed, illustrated w/line drawings. Full Leather. Good; binding intact but cover creased and edgeworn; some water damage to back endpapers.  
The author endeavored to present this material for the ordinary mechanic or worker in cement and concrete, not for the use of engineers. A large amount of information is presented in tabular form, so that the mechanic can find information at a glance. Chapters on cements, concrete, mortar, sidewalk construction, lathing, plastering, using cement moulds, and more. A chapter on laying out work has also been incorporated. (19589)    $85.00       
Scumbling and Colour Glazing
Millar, Andrew               
[Paint]. Millar, Andrew. Scumbling and Colour Glazing A Practical Handbook for House Painters, Coach Painters and Others. London: The Trade Papers Publishing Co., 1909. Small octavo,  pp. 86 with 11 color plates (beautiful tipped-in paint chip charts), 15 pages of advertising, including an Alabastine chip chart. Original Green Boards With Gilt Lettering. Very good; some of the chip samples have foxing; one has a small corner torn off.  
An amazing example of trade literature with some of the most impressive (grain painted and glazing) paint chips we've ever seen.  For those who don't know what "scumbling" is, indispensable! Extremely scarce, and we haven't seen one with an Alabastine chip chart in it before. (19588)    $195.00       
The Marble-Workers' Manual
Booth, M. L. (translator, from French)                                                       
[Stone]. Booth, M. L. (translator, from French). The Marble-Workers' Manual designed for the use of marble-workers, builders, and owners of houses, containing practical information respecting marbles in general; their cutting, working, and polishing; veneering of marble; painting upon and coloring of marble; mosaics; composition and use of artificial marble, stuccos, cements; receipts, secrets, etc., etc. Philadelphia, PA: Henry Carey Baird & Co., 1895. Original edition. Small octavo, pp 254, appendix, with fold-out b/w illustration; 28-page publisher's catalog bound in.  Embossed cloth over Boards. Very good; tiny gouge in spine, some light sunning on back cover.  
This book was intended to place information and models needed by skillful marble workers within their reach, with the hope that it would draw forth essays and attract attention to the art. Topics covered include general qualities and defects of marble, cutting and polishing, plated marbles, stuccos, mosaic paintings, and terraces. An unusually attractive volume: gilt spine is bright, and practically no sign of wear. (19573)    $225.00  

Mid-Century Modern
Twentieth Century Furniture
Baker, Fiona and Keith                                                     
[Furniture]. Baker, Fiona and Keith. Twentieth Century Furniture. London: Carlton Books, 2000. First edition. Quarto, pp. 256, indexed, illustrated with color photographs.  Cloth over Boards. Very good in very good DJ; some loose pages.  
A spectacular visual narrative and guide, this book details the explosion in styles and exciting technical progress that characterize the rapid evolution of design over the past 100 years. From the Arts and Crafts Movement and Art Deco, through the early Modernists to Pop Art and today's experimental pieces, this collection features the world's experimental influential and talented designers, including Frank Lloyd Wright, Henry van der Velde, and Frank Gehry. From the Old House Journal reference library. (19598)    $25.00
America's Best Small Houses
Hennessey, William J.                                                    
[Pattern Book]. Hennessey, William J. America's Best Small Houses 40 Actual Homes, Recently Completed, Costing from $6000 to &15000, Selected from all Parts of the Country by a Jury of Outstanding Architectural Photographers. New York: The Viking Press, 1949. Second printing. Quarto. pp 196. illustrated with b/w photographs and floor plans of houses. Boards. Very good in very good dust jacket.  
Forty new houses selected by a jury of architectural photographers from all parts of the country; all are actual houses, already built and occupied. All were built for $15,000 or less, and four or five pages are devoted to each house. Far more details than the average pattern book, and at the height of mid-century Modernism. (19570)    $50.00
Tomorrow's House
Nelson, George and Henry Wright                                                   
[Architectural History]. Nelson, George and Henry Wright. Tomorrow's House How to Plan your Post-War Home Now. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1945. Second Printing. Small Quarto (8 x 11), pp. 214. Contains index of architects whose work appears in book. 232 b/w photographs and drawings. Cloth over Boards. Very Good in tattered DJ; light shelfwear, foxing on DJ, interiors clean and bright.  
Interesting perspective, based often purely on the time, i.e. the absolutely first wave of the post-war era. A publication that exerted great influence. The list of participating architects is most impressive: Frank Lloyd Wright, Richard Neutra, Marcel Breuer, Royal Barry Wills,  and Philip Johnson, to name but a few. (19569)    $45.00
The Architectural Forum, Volume 75, Number Four, October, 1941
Myers, Howard (ed.)                                                  
[Architecture]. Myers, Howard (ed.). The Architectural Forum, Volume 75, Number Four, October, 1941. New York: Time, Inc., 1941. First edition. Quarto, pp. 1-52, 211-304, 53-134. Richly illustrated with b/w photographs. Original Wraps. Very Good; Light wear on corners, interiors clean and bright.   
An interesting and uncommon issue of Architectural Forum, featuring a series of articles around the topic of a low cost house. Houses designed for government's defense housing projects was the theme of this issue: plot plans, dimensioned unit plans, sections, details, perspectives, models, elevations and construction photographs included. Full of wonderful building trade advertisements. (19568)    $30.00
Living on the Level
Wills, Royal Barry                                                 
[Pattern Book]. Wills, Royal Barry. Living on the Level One-Story Houses by America's best liked architect. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1954. First edition. Quarto, pp. viii, 120, richly illustrated from drawings and plans (many in two colors) for houses designed by the author. Chapters include: Getting a Lot for Your Money, How to Analyze Your Needs, Money Savers and Ideas, How to Build a House for $5,000. Original Wraps. Very good.  
The ranch house Bible! One-story living was enormously popular in the mid-1950s, partly because the house was safer and more flexible and easier on the joints if stairs weren't necessary. The author went on to point out that shorter plumbing line and heating ducts, shorter chimneys and sidewalls, the lack of staging during construction all make the costs lower. The ease in making home repairs and painting (no high ladders!), and no noise overhead from people moving around upstairs, also made for persuasive arguments for living in a one-story home. The designs are classic 1950s, typically 1000-1400 sq ft, but there are a few larger homes in the 2000-3000 sq ft category too. (19567)    $30.00
Eames: Pioneers of Mid-Century Modernism
Koenig, Gloria                                                
[Furniture]. Koenig, Gloria. Eames: Pioneers of Mid-Century Modernism. Koln, Germany: Taschen, 2015. First edition. Small quarto, pp. 96. Indexed, illustrated with b/w and color photographs.  Hard Cover. Near Fine in Near Fine Dust Jacket.  
Nothing says modernist perfection like an Eames design. Though they are best known to the general public for their furniture, the husband and wife duo of Charles and Ray Eames were also forerunners in the fields of architecture, industrial design, photography, and film. This book covers all of their illustrious career, from the earliest furniture experiments and molded plywood designs to their work for Herman Miller and films. (19565)    $25.00
Modern Retro: Living With Mid-Century Modern Style
Bingham, Neil and Andrew Weaving                                               
[Interiors]. Bingham, Neil and Andrew Weaving. Modern Retro: Living With Mid-Century Modern Style. London: Ryland Peters & Small, 2000. First edition. Small quarto, pp. 143, indexed, illustrated with color photographs. Hardcover. Very good in lightly scuffed dust jacket.  
This book begins with a lively decade-by-decade introduction to the key design innovations of the mid-twentieth century, illustrated with archive material. International design developments are studied within the context of world events and how they influenced design - the rise of modernism in the interwar period, postwar austerity and boom, the space race, flower power, and the energy crisis of the 1970s - providing a fascinating insight into this fertile design period. The second part of the book explores the many elements of the style: furniture, lighting textiles and rugs, ceramics, and glassware. The third part of the book shows how to combine these elements to create a stylish home that takes inspiration from the very best of twentieth-century design. (13421)    $20.00
The International Design Yearbook 4
Isozaki, Arata                                               
[Interiors]. Isozaki, Arata, Editor. The International Design Yearbook 4. New York: Abbeville, 1986. First edition, as stated. Quarto, pp. 240, luxurioously illustrated w/ color photographs. Cloth over Boards. Very Good in Very Good DJ.  
This highly acclaimed volume features hundreds of illustrations, most in full color, of the best and most exciting furniture, tableware, textiles, and electrical and consumer products. Selected from over 3,500 submissions, the distinguished Japanese architect Arata Isozaki has chosen 448 projects representing more than 300 designers and design teams for this edition. From chairs to loudspeakers, the bold use of color, material, shape, texture, and special finishes - even in pieces intended for mass production - powerfully mark much of the most interesting new design. (10189)    $25.00
Michael Barr, Town Planner, Architect 1947-1967
Barr, Michael                                              
[Urban Studies]. Barr, Michael. Michael Barr, Town Planner, Architect 1947-1967. Tel Aviv: Achduth Printing Co., 1967. Original edition. Oblong Octavo. Illustrated with b/w photos and drawings. Text in English, French, and Spanish. Comb Bound Wraps. Good.  
A rare copy of a brochure covering two decades of town planning experience in Israel, documenting planned neighborhoods and developments. A project in Rwanda and one in Panama are also mentioned. No other copies currently available on the Web! (13756)    $40.00

From the Old House Journal library
Representative California Homes
E.W. Stillwell & Co., Los Angeles, CA                      
[Pattern Book]. E.W. Stillwell & Co. Representative California Homes A book of two-story and one-story homes of moderate cost suitable for reproduction under nearly all climatic conditions. Los Angeles: E.W. Stillwell & Co., 1916. First edition. Oblong small quarto, pp. 64, illustrated with b/w photographs. Question blank and order blank bound in. Original Wraps. Good; front cover missing.  
A beautiful selection of bungalow, Mission, Swiss chalet, and stucco style homes in conservative styles, intended for year-round use. From the Old House Journal reference library. (19591)    $125.00
Masonite In Home Design * Construction * Decoration
Masonite Corporation, Chicago, IL                            
[Wood]. Masonite Corporation. Masonite In Home Design * Construction * Decoration. Chicago. IL: Masonite Corporation, 1938. Original edition. Quarto, pp. 24, illustrated with b/w photographs. Staplebound Wraps. Very good.  
An unusual, attractive advertising brochure showing siding, paneling, leatherwood and other uses of this versatile material. Includes many interior photographs from homes, stores and offices using Masonite products in their construction or renovation. From the Old House Journal reference library. (19604)    $20.00
Principles of Clay Masonry Construction
Brick Institute of America, Reston, VA                           
[Brick]. Brick Institute of America. Principles of Clay Masonry Construction Student's Manual. Reston, VA: Brick Institute of America, 1973. Second revised. Quarto, pp 69, indexed, b/w photographs, construction details, and tables. Staplebound Wraps. Very Good.  
A workbook for brick construction and wall design with descriptions of structural properties,  materials analysis and plenty of construction details for the various types of brick and tile walls. Also flashing, anchorage, expansion joints and other necessary information. From the Old House Journal reference library. (19603)    $20.00
Moisture Problems in Historic Masonry Walls
Smith, Baird M. AIA                          
[Masonry]. Smith, Baird M. AIA. Moisture Problems in Historic Masonry Walls Diagnosis and Treatment. Washington, D.C.: US Department of the Interior National Park Service Preservation Assistance Division, nd c. 1981. Original edition. Quarto, pp 48. b/w photographs and construction detail drawings. Staplebound Wraps. Very good.  
Moisture is probably the greatest source of damage to historic buildings This publication attempts to present sound technical information for architects, building owners, and property managers responsible for the care and maintenance of historic buildings. From the Old House Journal reference library. (19602)    $60.00
The Forgotten Art of Building and Using a Brick Bake Oven
Richard M. Bacon                         
[Brick]. Richard M. Bacon. The Forgotten Art of Building and Using a Brick Bake Oven A guide to the homeowner who wishes to date, renovate or use an existing brick oven, or to construct a new one. Dublin, NH: Yankee Books, 1977. Fourth printing. Small quarto, pp. 63, illustrated with b/w drawings and photographs. Paperback. Very good.  
A practical guide to the homeowner who wishes to date, renovate, or use an existing brick oven, or to construct a new one. The book explains the evolution of the brick oven from the 17th to the 19th centuries, outlines the basic points to consider in building such an oven today, and describes in detail construction of a brick oven - ash pit complex, including the tools required, procedures to be followed, types of brick and mortar, lintels and doors, plans, dimensions, and actual brickwork, graphically illustrated with photographs, diagrams and drawings. Also covered is how to heat and use such an oven, once built. The only one of its kind, this book provides a valuable link, missing for years, between Colonial times and the 20th century. From the Old House Journal reference library. (19601)    $20.00
Stone and Plaster Work
Rees, Yvonne                        
[Masonry]. Rees, Yvonne. Stone and Plaster Work. London: Ward Lock, 1997. First edition. Octavo, pp. 96. Indexed, glossary, illustrated with b/w drawings and color photographs. Color Pictorial Wraps. Very Good.  
Turn crumbling plaster, chipped stonework, or a tumble-down wall into a home's most attractive site. All the techniques are clearly explained, including restoration, repainting, cleaning stone and plaster, and replastering. All you need are inexpensive mallets and chisels, special saws and trowels, ordinary hammers, ladders, and scaffolds. These are attractive and value-enhancing projects, and they're much easier than you think. From the Old House Journal reference library. (19600)    $25.00
Practical Bricklaying
Briggs, Howard L., Rev. by William Carver                       
[Masonry]. Briggs, Howard L., Rev. by William Carver. Practical Bricklaying: A Handbook of Instruction and Manual for the Journeyman. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1924 (October 1946). First edition, Fourteenth impression. 12mo, pp. 223. Indexed, illustrated with b/w drawings and photos. Cloth over Boards. Very Good.  
A practical textbook covering the bricklaying craft, created to assist in conveying the knowledge fundamental to pride of job and thoroughness in craftsmanship. Chapters on brick, tile, terra cotta, jointing, pointing, fireplaces, arches and lintels, efflorescence, and much more. From the Old House Journal reference library. (19599)    $20.00
Architecture and History
Rudimentary Architecture Orders 
Leeds, W. H.                         
[Architecture]. Leeds, W. H. Rudimentary Architecture for the use of beginners and students / The Orders and their aesthetic principles. London: Crosby Lockwood and Son, 1890. Thirteenth edition. 12mo, pp. viii, 144, index, glossary, appendix, illustrated with b/w engravings; 16-page Weales publishers catalog and 40-page Crosby Lockwood publishers catalog bound in. Embossed cloth over boards. Good; front hinge split.  
The study of architecture begins with ancient and classical architecture and its orders, and this popular text from the 19th century was a sought-after treatise on the subject (thirteen editions!!). Chapters cover the three orders in detail, plus columniation, colonades, arcades, and more. An important book for any student of classical architecture. (12968)    $45.00
Montgomery Ward's Mail-Order Homes (signed by the author) 
Thornton, Rosemary and Wolicki, Dale Patrick                        
[Architectural History]. Thornton, Rosemary and Wolicki, Dale Patrick . Montgomery Ward's Mail-Order Homes (signed by the author) A History and Field Guide to Wardway Homes. Norfolk, VA: Gentle Beam Publications, 2010. First edition, limited. Quarto, pp. 326. Bibliography. Richly illustrated with b/w photos and reproduced catalog pages. Signed by Rosemary Thornton. Pictorial Wraps. As New.  
A fascinating look at Montgomery Ward's collection of kit homes, ordered by catalog and shipped by rail throughout the U.S. A valuable research tool, a helpful visual resource for identifying these homes, and a readable introduction to one of the most popular kit homes in America (17732)    $45.00
The Houses That Sears Built (signed by the author)
Thornton, Rosemary                      
[Pattern Book]. Thornton, Rosemary. The Houses That Sears Built (signed by the author) Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Sears Catalog Homes. Alton, Illinois: Gentle Beam Publications, 2004. First printing. ISBN: 0971558817. Octavo.  pp vi, 158.  Illustrated with photographs, diagrams, halftones.   Indexed, appendiced. Signed by the author. Paperback. New.  
Between 1908 and 1940, some 75,000 Sears homes were built.  And yet, there has been very little research published on the subject.  Rose Thornton's book corrects that oversight handily with this new publication.  This labor of love of hers will resonate with architectural historians, kit homeowners and readers of Americana, since the kit house was a uniquely American feature of our architectural landscape. (12886)    $35.00
The Victorian Era in the United States - Signed by the Author 
Schmidt, Carl F.                    
[Victorian]. Schmidt, Carl F. The Victorian Era in the United States. Scottsville, NY: F. Schmidt, 1971. First limited edition. Octavo, pp 261, indexed, illustrated with drawings and b/w photographs. Signed by the author on title page. Original Gold Cloth. As New.  
The author worked slowly and carefully to understand Victorian era in the United States, and this book is excellent for the serious student, but at the same time is enjoyable and knowledgeable for the layman reader. Over 100 measured drawings of Victorian details, along with another 100 photographs bring a bright, new, and informative interpretation to this period of architecture. (19593)    $75.00
Architecture - March 1932
Portfolio: Outside Stairways                     
[Building Materials]. Scribner's and Sons. Architecture - March 1932 The Professional Architectural Monthly. New York: Charles Scribner's and Sons, 1932. First edition. Journal. pp 186 plus 26-page advertising section. Illustrated with b/w photographs and drawings. Stock Covers. Very Good w/some loose sheets.   
Includes an excellent article on terrazo craftsmanship, a remarkable material with beautiful applications.  Also an extended (65 examples) architectural portfolio of exterior residential stairways of various styles and construction types. Truly an outstanding resource. (16062)    $30.00
A Practical Guide to Storefront Rehabilitation
Mintz, Norman M.                   
[Restoration]. Mintz, Norman M. A Practical Guide to Storefront Rehabilitation. Albany, NY: Preservation League of New York State, Inc., 1982. Reprint. Quarto, pp 8. b/w photographs on each page. Pamphlet. Very Good.  
A helpful summary of American storefront history with several nice examples from the 19th and 20th centuries. Concise steps in planning the rehabilitation work from documenting the architecture, to removing false fronts, and developing schemes that fit in with their historical context. (17716)    $15.00
A Reverence for Wood
Sloane, Eric                  
[American History]. Sloane, Eric. A Reverence for Wood. New York: Funk & Wagnils, 1965. First edition. Octavo, pp. 111, illustrations by the author. Includes a color plate of 20 sections of typical American woods. Tells of how different kinds of trees and their wood figured in the American story. Includes a section on identification of nearly sixty native trees.  Original Cloth. Very good; no DJ; ex-library.  
A very nice copy of the original edition of this popular title, one which is a "must have" for Sloane collectors and professional/recreational woodworkers alike. A great read! (19597)    $25.00        

Pattern Books
Homes of Character: One Hundred Designs
Stevenson, Robert L.                     
[Pattern Book]. Stevenson, Robert L.  Homes of Character: One Hundred Designs. Boston: Robert L. Stevenson, 1923. First edition. Small quarto, pp. 120, richly illustrated w/architectural drawings, floor plans, and photographs in sepia tones. Price list for 1925 laid in. Cloth Spine,  Pictorial Boards, brown. Very Good.  
A historic pattern book from a local Boston architect who built many homes in the towns in and around the city, including Swampscott, Brookline and West Roxbury. The drawings, lettering and photography are superb. Quite uncommon. (19584)    $75.00

Distinctive Southern Homes
Holland's Magazine of the South, Dallas, TX                       
[Pattern Book]. Holland's Magazine of the South. Distinctive Southern Homes. Dallas, TX: Southern Pine Assoc., nd c. 1935. First edition. Small quarto, pp. 98, illustrated with b/w watercolor paintings, photographs, and floor plans. Staplebound Wraps. Very good; mild foxing.  
This book presents pictures, descriptions and floor plans for 78 homes, among the most popular that have appeared in Holland's magazine, covering all types of architecture suited to meet climatic conditions in the South. Interspersed with the plans are several articles on landscaping topics. (19592)    $75.00

Construction Materials & Methods
Calcareous Cements
Redgrave, Gilbert R.             
[Cement]. Redgrave, Gilbert R. Calcareous Cements their nature and uses,with some observations upon cement testing. London: Charles Griffin and Company, Limited, 1895. Original edition. Small octavo, pp xiv, 238, appendix (with fold-out table in excellent condition), indexed, with fold-out b/w illustration; 32-page publisher's catalog bound in.  Embossed cloth over Boards. Very good; mild ex-library.  
History of cement and Portland cement in particular, including composition, manufacturing and drying processes, calcination and grinding of cement; composition of mortar, cement testing, and more. A thoroughly researched reference book, from a respected publisher. (19574)    $85.00     
House-Painting, Graining, Marbling, And Sign Writing
Davidson, Ellis A.             
[Paint]. Davidson, Ellis A. A Practical Manual of House-Painting, Graining, Marbling, And Sign Writing containing full information on the processes of house-painting in oil and distemper, the formation of letters and practice of sign-writing, the principles of decorative art, a course of elementary drawing for house-painters, writers, etc. and a collection of useful receipts with nine colored illustrations of woods and marbles, and numerous wood engravings. London, England: Crosby Lockwood And Son, 1904. Ninth edition. 16mo, pp. xxi, 394, indexed, illustrated in b/w and color, with 16-page Weale's publishing catalog and 48-page Crosby Lockwood publisher's catalog bound in. Cloth over Boards. Very Good; 1/2" cosmetic tear on spine.  
A fine and historic guide for house and sign painters. Topics include the painter's tools, how to grind and mix colors, color classification and combination, graining and marbling methods, oils and varnishes, principles of decorative art, and much more. Quite scare. (19572)    $110.00

Roofs of Wood and Iron
Tarn, E. Wyndham            
[Roofing]. Tarn, E. Wyndham. An Elementary Treatise on the Construction of Roofs of Wood and Iron introduced chiefly from the works of Robison, Tredgold, and Humber. London: Crosby Lockwood and Son, 1901. Fourth edition. 16mo, pp viii, 128, index, appendix, illustrated with b/w drawings, plus 16-page Weale's publisher's catalog and 48-page Crosby Lockwood publisher's catalog bound in. Original Tan Cloth on Boards w/embossed lettering & emblem. Very good; cover soiling, mild ex-library.  
This book was intended to introduce the student of architecture to the first principles upon which the roofs of buildings are constructed. The first part of the book is devoted to wooden roofs, and the method of ascertaining the strains that are exerted upon the timbers of a trussed roof. The second part of the book is devoted to iron roofs. Several examples of iron roofs of different designs are described and illustrated, and the principles of their construction are explained. (19571)    $50.00

Home Builders Catalog
Home Builders Catalog Company, Chicago, IL                 
[Building Materials]. Home Builders Catalog Company. Home Builders Catalog, A Reference Work for Building Contractors and Home Owners Containing Authentic Information on Building Materials and Home Equipment and Hundreds of Illustrations and Plans of All Types of Small Homes. Chicago, IL: Home Builders Catalog Co., 1927. Second edition. Quarto, pp 1256, indexed. b/w photographs, some colored renderings, floor plans, and illustrations on virtually every page. Burgundy Cloth over Boards with Gilt design & lettering. Fair; binding is shaken, spine heavily worn.  
A "Sweet's" catalogue for the residential builder, with insulation, flues, asbestos shingles, cedar products, elevators, windows, plumbing equipment, surface treatments, and much more. The 2nd half of the content (600 pages!) contains residential floor plans with photographs and colored renderings.  Also Garage plans and photographs. Styles ranging from colonial to half-timbered to Mission. Products include door hardware, woodworking machines and paints.  A veritable wealth of product information in one large volume (8 lbs 13 oz!). From the collection of author Daniel D. Reiff. (19596)    $45.00       
Building with Assurance
Morgan Millwork, Oshkosh, WI                
[Millwork]. Morgan Millwork. Building with Assurance. Oshkosh, WI: Morgan Millwork, 1923. Second edition, but numbered and limited. Quarto, pp. 439, indexed, illustrated with b/w and color drawings. Full Leatherette with Pictoral Design. Very Good.  
A very beautiful trade catalog, with hundreds of millwork illustrations, stained glass, doors, interior fittings, etc. One of the nicest of its type. Uncommon. From the collection of author Daniel D. Reiff. (19595)    $65.00       
Stresses in Masonry
Chatley, Herbert              
[Masonry]. Chatley, Herbert. Stresses in Masonry. London: Charles Griffin & Co., 1909. First edition. 12mo, pp. viii, 146, indexed, illustrated with b/w drawings.  Embossed boards. Very good.  
At the time this book was written, there were numerous elementary treatises on steel work, but nothing had been produced about the stresses in masonry. This volume was the first to be published on this topic. The author discusses strength of stone, and the stresses particular to walls, columns, piers, brackets and cantilevers, simple arches, vaults and skew arches, domes, retaining walls, dams, artificial stone and concrete, and reinforced concrete. (19579)    $75.00      
Rhinelander Handbook of Refrigeration
Riek, Forest O.               
[Refrigeration]. Riek, Forest O. Rhinelander Handbook of Refrigeration. Rhinelander, WI: Rhinelander Refrigerator Company, 1926. First edition. Small quarto, pp. 196, indexed, illustrated with colored b/w illustrations, ex-library. Embossed cloth over boards. Very good; library markings, front hinge loose.  
An introduction to the history and principles of refrigeration in general, and the construction, dimensions, and use of Rhinelander refrigerators in particular. Very thorough! It even goes through the construction of the iron, wood, and cork used in the Rhinelander refrigerators. Very scarce; this is the first refrigeration catalog we've had, by any manufacturer. (19590)    $45.00       
Practical Plastering Cement Finishing and Related Subjects
Dalton, Byron William             
[Masonry]. Dalton, Byron William. Practical Plastering Cement Finishing and Related Subjects. Chicago, IL: Byron William Dalton, 1949. Second edition. Octavo, pp. vii, 408, index, reference tables. Illustrated with b/w photographs and drawings.  Original Wraps. Very good.  
A title that was so prized in its day, that each plasterer that joined the professional guild received a copy by the president of the guild! This book was considered important in apprentice training programs, and was referenced by experienced craftsmen who wanted to extend their knowledge of their craft. (19578)    $65.00     
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.. 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 Wraps. Very good.  
A concise and thorough explanation of window repair methods with excellent construction drawings and explanations of how to treat decay, replace parts, etc. (16470)    $20.00     
Lupton Casements of Steel, Catalogue C-217 (High Quality reprint)
David Lupton's Sons Company             
[Windows]. David Lupton's Sons Company. Lupton Casements of Steel, Catalogue C-217 (High Quality reprint). Philadelphia, PA: David Lupton's Sons Co., 1928. Second edition. Quarto, pp. 24. Illustrated with architectural elevations and installation details, beautifully drafted. b/w photograph of residential interior tipped-in on frontispiece. Staplebound Wraps. Very good condition.  
Another beautiful trade catalog from Philadelphia steel window and door manufacturer Lupton, with construction drawings on every page. Includes full- and half-size sections, specifications, hardware, screens, and installation details. A scarce and very attractive catalog with technical details as well as marketing material. (18266)    $10.00