Selected Titles for August 2021
Welcome to our August newsletter, barely in under the wire! We're a bit late, but I can explain: I took a ten day trip out to the Pacific Northwest, where I grew up out in Puget Sound. The first few days were spent with friends on Guemes Island, a small gateway to the San Juan Islands. Our first photo shows a sunrise over Mount Baker. It looks like a fireball because of the fires in British Columbia. Guemes only has 800 full-time residents, and is known as the best crabbing coastline for Dungeness crabs. Guemes is a short ferry ride from Anacortes, where I discovered a wonderful bookstore, Pelican Bay Books, and sent back a box of building trades titles. Stay tuned for those!
My main reason for the trip was a family reunion out in Rainier, Washington, of the Strom family. My maternal grandparents arrived via Ellis Island from Sweden in 1905. They were assigned the surname Strom, the name of their hometown in Sweden, because Martinson had too many syllables! After wintering in Minnesota, they continued on to Washington State as dairy farmers. We had a good turnout, with relatives coming from Paris, Boston, Hawaii, California, and Washington.

This month's newsletter has some interesting new arrivals, including some uncommon White Pine selections, and picture portfolios in several issues of Architecture magazine.

Happy browsing!
New Arrivals
Arte Italiana Decorativa e Industriale: Anno V, VIII, IX (1895, 1898, 1899)
Ogania, Ferdinando; Camillo Boito
[International]. Ogania, Ferdinando; Camillo Boito. Arte Italiana Decorativa e Industriale: Anno V, VIII, IX (1895, 1898, 1899). Milan: Ulrico Hoepli, 1895, 1898, 1899. First edition. Folio (14" x 18"), 9 color plates from Anno V (1895) that fold out to 28" x 36". Anno V: 72 b/w and color plates in the series, plates 25-26 and 49-50 are double plates, missing 32-33, 56-58, 67; plus two plates from Anno VIII (1898) and five plates from Anno IX (1899). Text in Italian. Portfolio with loose plates. Good; inner flaps of portfolio partially detached, covers detached but present, some tears along seams of larger plates, some pencil notations on some plates.

A striking collection of chromolithographic plates published by the Italian magazine of Decorative and Industrial art "Arte Italiana Decorativa e Industriale" between 1895 and 1898. Some of the subjects are: Milan Cathedral, Certosa di Pavia Monastery, Ambrosiana Basilica in Milan, Cathedral of Fiesole, Municipal Art Museum of Milan, Palazzo Labia in Venice, and Cathedral of Gubbio. (20605)   $200.00
The Octagon: Dr. William Thornton, Architect
Brown, Glenn
[Building Specifications]. Brown, Glenn. The Octagon: Dr. William Thornton, Architect. Washington DC: American Institute of Architects, n.d. (ca. 1917?). First edition. Folio (17" x 24"), pp. 25 (last page detached) plus 30 Plates, and 22 in-text halftones. Frontis. labeled Plate 1 and Title page labeled Plate 2. Text has string binding; text and plates are loose in cloth over boards portfolio. Good; two interior flaps partially detached, some plates lightly water stained at the edges (does not affect the image), some plates have minor chipping, creases or folds at the edges.

A detailed look at one of Washington's most interesting historic buildings and its designer, complete with 28 scale drawings. The Col. John Tayloe mansion, also known as The Octagon House, was build between 1799 and 1800. The building served as a temporary "Executive Mansion" after the 1814 burning of the White House by the British, and the house's study was where President Madison signed the Treaty of Ghent, ending the War of 1812. In addition to being a physician, Dr. Thornton was the designer of the U.S. Capitol and other notable Washington, D.C. buildings, and served as the first Superintendent of the U.S. Patent Office. A scarce piece of documentation on a fascinating historic American building. (20595)   $350.00
Advertising Mechanical Pencil with Floaty Concrete Truck
Merritt & Tomlinson, Inc., Scranton and Lake City, SC
[Building Trades]. Merritt & Tomlinson, Inc. Advertising Mechanical Pencil with Floaty Concrete Truck. Scranton, SC: Merritt & Tomlinson, Inc., nd, c. 1950. Original edition. Antique mechanical pencil. "Merritt & Tomlinson, Inc. Manufacturers of Quality Masonry Products since 1946 READY MIXED CONCRETE Scranton, S. C. - Phone 2711 - 2721 Lake City, S. C. - 8-2651" Mechanical pencil. Good, but not as a functioning pencil.

This charming pencil has a transparent end cap filled with a yellow liquid that allows a tiny cement truck suspended in the liquid to move back and forth as you rock the pencil. The pencil's lower barrel does not attach securely to the pen. It does not appear to be functional as a pencil, but it's a wonderful piece of advertising history. (20584)   $35.00
Scrapbook of Paint Marketing Ephemera
Frank Bownes Company / Modene Paint, Lynn and Chelsea, MA
[Paint]. Frank Bownes Company / Modene Paint. Scrapbook of Paint Marketing Ephemera. Chelsea, MA: Bownes, Modene, Ca. 1944. First edition. Elephant folio, pp. 40, richly illustrated w/ original photographs, marketing brochures, newspaper clippings, etc. Black leatherette. Very Good.

Over 20 large format photographs of showrooms, billboards, advertisements, window displays, and employees, plus six smaller photos inside the factory, showing storage, paint mixing, and supplies. Dozens of brochures, gallon paint can labels, and magazine advertisements, plus a selection of newspaper advertisements from the 1930s. The company even did a series of radio shows to talk about their products, and there are advertisements and correspondence related to the show. A truly unique window into this Boston-based paint company. (8157)   $250.00
Kawneer Solid Copper Store Fronts
Kawneer Company, Niles, MI
[Pattern Book]. Kawneer Company. Kawneer Solid Copper Store Fronts A Collection of Successful Designs. Niles, MI: The Kawneer Company, nd c. 1925. First edition. Oblong small quarto, pp. 64, illustrated w/ b/w photographs and drawings. Center four pages are detached but present. Staplebound Wraps. Very Good.

At the time of this publication, more than 100,000 Kawneer solid-copper store fronts were in existence. The distinctive show windows and store fronts that their copper designs offered allowed a store to stand out in a class by itself. 30 styles were offered with either a center or corner entrance, and many existing businesses with Kawneer copper store fronts are beautifully photographed for inclusion in this book. It makes us crave a time machine to see these magnificent stores in person! Attractive and scarce; we've never seen this one before. (20619)   $125.00
Gouge on Ventilation: A Book for the Household
Gouge, Henry A.
[Ventilation]. Gouge, Henry A. New System of Ventilation which has been thoroughly tested under the patronage of many distinguished persons, being adapted to parlors, dining and sleeping rooms, kitchens, basements, cellars, vaults, water-closets, stables, preserving-rooms, churches, legislative-halls, school and court-rooms, prisons, hospitals, stores, show-windows, hotels, banking-houses, restaurants, coal-mines, powder-magazines, railroad tunnels, factories, pork packing houses, ships, steamboats, etc. Also passenger and freight cars. A Book for the Household. New York: D. Van Nostrand, 1881. Fourth edition enlarged, with new illustrations. Small quarto, pp. 176, reference index, illustrated with b/w engravings. Stamped and signed in ink by a previous owner on front endpaper. Embossed Cloth over Boards, gilt lettering. Very Good; some soiling and wear to cover.

The author defined ventilation as the complete removal of vitiated air and exhalations from a room as fast as they are produced, paired with introduction of an equal supply of pure air at the same time. This definition presupposed a scientific measurement of the amount of vitiated air and exhalations produced per minute, and apparatus capable of introducing the pure air regularly, under all circumstances. "Nothing is worthy, therefore, to be called Ventilation, that cannot show by measure the necessary number of cubic feet of air removed every minute, the year around." The author states his case rigorously for proper ventilation in all sorts of buildings, pointing to cases where stagnant air led to illness and death around the world. Representatives of many businesses were interviewed about their ventilating systems, and their statements are documented and indexed. An important topic of its day, which led to updated editions of this book. (20614)   $60.00
The True Principles of Pointed or Christian Architecture
Pugin, Augustus Welby
[Architectural History]. Pugin, Augustus Welby. The True Principles of Pointed or Christian Architecture set forth in two lectures delivered at St. Marie’s, Oscott. London: John Weale, 1841. First edition. Small quarto, pp. 68 plus 10 plates on heavy card stock including frontispiece. Frontispiece is a print of an engraving with colored text, title page is colored, decorated and illustrated, leaves have a decorative border and full gilt edges. Cloth over Boards, Gilt decoration. Good; 0.5" damage to top and bottom of backstrip, heavy corner wear to covers, some light foxing and soiling.

The author first laid down firm principles for the Victorian Gothic Revival with these lectures. Architecture, he held, should be honest in its expression. Every feature of a building should be essential to its proper functioning and construction, and every feature of this construction should be frankly expressed. Architecture was to be judged by the highest standards of morality. Such concepts are a part of Pugin's French heritage; they were commonplace in 18th century France, but Pugin's ideals came as a revelation to British architects and gave the Gothic Revival a wholly new seriousness of purpose. Very scarce true first edition, the first time we've been able to offer it, with lovely engraved plates of details including ornamentally carved stone, wrought iron, iron tracery, grates, grills, gates, arches, etc. (20617)   $225.00
The Log Cabin Myth
Shurtleff, Harold R.
[Architectural History]. Shurtleff, Harold R. The Log Cabin Myth A Study of the Early Dwellings of the English Colonists in North America. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1930. First edition. Octavo, pp. xxi, 243, indexed, illustrated with b/w drawings and photographs. Book plate by author Stephen Winsor Reed inside front cover. Cloth over Boards. Very Good in Very Good DJ.

Nine out of ten Americans firmly believe that all Colonial pioneers lived in log cabins. As a matter of fact, the author found no trace of log cabins in any of the North American colonies in the 17th century outside the colony of New Sweden on the Delaware. This book is the first work exclusively devoted to the problem, and covers all the early 17th century from Newfoundland to Carolina, liberally illustrated with photographs of surviving examples in America, copies of old prints, and pictures of European types of temporary dwellings that the colonists copies during their first few months in the New World. Hard to find, especially in dust jacket. (20616)   $55.00
The Real Log Cabin
Aldrich, Chilson D.
[Building as Envelope]. Aldrich, Chilson D. The Real Log Cabin. New York: MacMillan Company, 1931. Reissue. Octavo, pp. 278, illustrated with b/w photographs. Book plate and signature by a previous owner on the front endpapers in 1932. Log cabin sketch and typed poem laid in. Cloth over Boards, gilt illustration. Good, moderate wear in backstrip.

Preparation and construction of a log cabin, from selecting the site and the logs to furnishing the cabin. A moving testament by a man who loved nature and living close to nature, enjoying the simple pleasures of camping and outdoor sports. "When I am gone," he wrote, "it will be inscribed upon my tombstone - 'This chap was not rated very high financially, but he had a darn good time.'" This book encouraged others to find that same joy by living close to nature in a log cabin. Scarce; this is the first time we've been able to offer this title. (20615)   $35.00
Interior Woodwork in New England During the 17th and 18th Centuries
Hipkiss, Edwin J.
[Architecture]. Hipkiss, Edwin J. Interior Woodwork in New England During the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries (The White Pine Series of Architectural Monographs, Volume XI, Number 2). New York: Russell F. Whitehead, 1925. Original edition. Quarto, pp. 20, numerous b/w photographs, wood advertisements at back. with many interior photographs and the scaled architectural drawings. Library stamp on front cover. Signed by a previous owner inside front cover in pencil. Original Stock Wraps. Very Good.

This particular issue is very uncommon and useful, with numerous woodwork images and scaled drawings of paneling and details. (17722)   $30.00
Charleston Doorways
Casey, William
[Architecture]. Casey, William. Charleston Doorways (The White Pine Series of Architectural Monographs, Volume XIV, Number 5). New York: Russell F. Whitehead, 1928. Original edition. Quarto, pp. [267-288], numerous b/w photographs, with many b/w photographs and several architectural drawings of historic doorways. Library stamp on front cover. Original Wraps. Very Good.
One of the most cherished series in its day, interesting both for its subject matters (cornices, porches, doorways, etc) as well as its regional focal points. This issue has particularly lovely photography. (16349)   $25.00
Comparative Study of a Group of Early American Doorways, Part One
Embury II, Aymar
[Architecture]. Embury II, Aymar. The White Pine Series of Architectural Monographs Comparative Study of a Group of Early American Doorways. Volume VII, Number 2. New York: Russell F. Whitehead, 1921. Original edition. Quarto, pp. 16, Detailed b/w photographs of Colonial architecture. Library stamp on front cover.Original Wraps. Very Good.

The author conducted a study of entrances to Colonial houses, located primarily in New England. The subjects resolved themselves into two categories: those which are mere ornamental frontispieces, applied to the buildings, and those in which the more complex treatment of a doorway sheltered by a porch is used. This is part one of a series. (17721)   $25.00
Comparative Study of a Group of Early American Doorways,
Part Two Porches
Embury II, Aymar
[Architecture]. Embury II, Aymar. Comparative Study of a Group of Early American Doorways (The White Pine Series of Architectural Monographs, (Volume VII, Number 5) Part Two: Porches. New York: Russell F. Whitehead, 1921. Original edition. Quarto, 1 volume, pp. 16, numerous b/w photographs, Part II is subtitled "Porches" and is one of the first to treat this architectural feature. Library stamp on front cover. Original Wraps. Very Good.

This porches issue is quite scarce and has beautiful photographs of New England exteriors. The issue also contains an article on white pine and where to use it in interior woodwork. (10897)   $30.00
Early American Ornamental Cornices (2 issues, complete)
Embury II, Aymar
[Architecture]. Embury II, Aymar. Early American Ornamental Cornices (The White Pine Series of Architectural Monographs, Volume 10, No. 2 and 3). Complete in 2 issues. New York: Russell F. Whitehead, 1924. Original edition. Quarto, pp. 16, pp 16. numerous b/w photographs. Ex-library stamps on front cover of both issues. Original Stock Wraps. Very Good.

One of the scarcest studies in this illustrious set, this comparative study of a group of early American ornamental cornices features wonderful period photographs and architectural details. (6549)   $45.00
Glossary of Terms Applicable to Aboriginal Architecture and Construction in the American Southwest
Miller, James Marshall
[Southwestern US]. Miller, James Marshall. Glossary of Terms Applicable to Aboriginal Architecture and Construction in the American Southwest. New York: Books International, 1959. Second Printing. Small quarto, pp. 19, bibliography. Decorated Wraps. Very Good.

This glossary presents a compilation of terms which may serve as a reference source for the student of southwestern archaeology in study or description of the architectural and constructional features as evidenced in the various structures built by the Indians in the American Southwest. The author was a historian with an interest in the missions of Spanish California; he surveyed many of them and supervised adobe work in the restoration of Mission La Purisima Concepcion. (20609)   $45.00
The Architecture of the Old South: The Medieval Style, 1585-1850
Forman, Henry Chandlee
[Southern US]. Forman, Henry Chandlee. The Architecture of the Old South
 The Medieval Style, 1585-1850. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1948. First edition. Large octavo, indexed, pp. 203, richly illustrated w/ b/w photographs and drawings. A b/w photo brochure for Scribner publication Old Virginia Houses by Emmie Ferguson Farrar laid in. Cloth over Boards. Very Good in Chipped and Torn DJ.

This is a comprehensive history of the earliest architecture of the southern colonies. The author has produced a wealth of convincing and fascinating evidence that the beginnings of home and church buildings in this region were rooted in English Gothic usage. This book shows how doggedly that style persevered in the colonies, even through the 17th century and later. The greater part of the book is devoted to the architecture of Virginia and Maryland, because that region was particularly rich in medieval examples. Attractive and detailed book, scarce with dustjacket. (9633)   $35.00
Guide to Florida's Historic Architecture
Reeves, F. Blair [Editor]
[Southern US]. Reeves, F. Blair [Editor]. Guide to Florida's Historic Architecture. Gainesville: University of Florida Press, 1990. Second Printing. Large octavo, pp. 149, richly illustrated w/ b/w thumbnail photographs. Original Wraps. Very Good+.

This book was prepared by the Florida Association of the American Institute of Architects and is dedicated to all people who find pleasure and satisfaction in learning more about Florida's architecture and historical heritage. Each county is represented with an architectural history, examples chosen for their historic and architectural significance, and a location map. Each example is identified by a photograph, name, address, and brief description. A workable guide to Florida's historic architecture. (8265)   $25.00
Louisiana's Plantation Homes: The Grace and Grandeur
Arrigo, Joseph
[Southern US]. Arrigo, Joseph. Louisiana's Plantation Homes: The Grace and Grandeur. Stillwater, MN: Voyageur Press, 1991. First edition. Oblong Octavo, pp. 102, lushly illustrated w/ color photogaphs. Original Wraps. As New.

The histories of 34 of Louisiana's plantation homes are described, with the homes' architecture highlighted and restorations traced, and unusual details of each home illustrated. The author relates the histories of the homes' owners and their illustrious and infamous visitors, giving us hints of the homes' curious legends ... including some ghost stories! (9388)   $20.00
Architectural History of the South Carolina College, 1801-1855
Bryan, John M.
[Southern US]. Bryan, John M. Architectural History of the South Carolina College, 1801-1855. Columbia, SC: Univ of South Carolina Press, 1976. First edition. Oblong quarto, pp. 133, indexed, bibliography, illustrated with b/w and color photographs. Oversized Paperback. Very Good.

This title will appeal to those interested in the history of the University of South Carolina, to understand how and where students and faculty lived, and how "The Horseshoe" came into existence. But it will also appeal to those interested in American architecture, because it contains unusually detailed data about the construction methods used, some of them not previously known to architectural historians. From the library of noted architectural historian Daniel Reiff. Scarce. (3240)   $30.00
Early Connecticut Houses
Isham, Norman M., and Albert F. Brown
[New England]. Isham, Norman M., and Albert F. Brown. Early Connecticut Houses. New York: Dover Publications, Inc, 1965. First edition thus, reprint of 1900 edition. Octavo, pp. 303, indexed, illustrated w/ b/w drawings and plans. Original Wraps. Very Good.

More than a mere listing and description of old houses, this is an invaluable historical study which traces the development of architectural planning and construction methods in the Connecticut colony. Limiting their coverage to 29 representative dwellings, the authors have been able to go into each with far greater thoroughness than is usual in this type of study. Though primarily an architectural history, this book also reveals a great deal of cultural material about the area and its inhabitants, making it a rewarding work for all students of American culture and history, as well as a necessary historical document for antiquarians, architects, and others who are interested in learning more about our colonial houses and how were constructed. (20576)   $20.00
Architecture and History
Search for Form: A Fundamental Approach to Art
Saarinen, Eliel
[Art]. Saarinen, Eliel. Search for Form: A Fundamental Approach to Art. New York: Reinhold Publishing Corporation, 1950. Second Printing. Small quarto, pp. xxi, 354, illustrated with b/w photographs. Cloth over Boards. Very Good in Good DJ.

As director of The Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan, it has been the author's responsibility as well as his natural inclination to reflect upon the nature of Art as a human manifestation and to apply his conclusions in the instruction and inspiration of his students. The very title of this book epitomized his entire life, devoted to a constant and consistent search for form in art and architecture. Saarinen's careful analysis and the principles at which he arrives cannot fail to broaden your comprehension of the relationship between humanity and the arts by which our higher nature is expressed. (20620)   $30.00
What Time Is This Place?
Lynch, Kevin
[Urban Studies]. Lynch, Kevin. What Time Is This Place? Cambridge: MIT Press, 1972. First edition. Octavo, pp. viii, 277, indexed, illustrated with b/w drawings and photographs. Signed by a previous owner on front endpaper in ink. Cloth over Boards. Very Good in Good DJ.

In the personal image of a city, the sense of place is meshed with the sense of time. A financial district that bustles on Friday is a lifeless desert on Sunday. Any neighborhood has its deposits of slow historic change, and the bulldozers can suddenly release a buried memory of time past. Time-place is a continuum of the mind, as fundamental as the space-time that may be the ultimate reality of the material world. This book deals with this human sense of time, a biological rhythm that follows a different beat from most "objective" timepieces. The center of the author's interest is on how this innate sense affects the ways we view and change - or conserve, or destroy - our physical environment, especially in the cities. The book is illustrated with numerous photographs and marginal drawings that make its analysis specific. The final chapter looks at all themes of the book from a general perspective. (20618)   $30.00
Architectural Graphic Standards (Third 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 (Third Edition). New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1948. Third edition, Fourteenth printing. Quarto, pp. 344, indexed, illustrated with hundreds of b/w architectural specification drawings. Trade Cloth over Boards. Very Good.

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. (20610)   $60.00
The Studio Yearbook of Decorative Art, 1921
Holme, Geoffrey [Editor]
[Design]. Holme, Geoffrey [Editor]. The Studio Yearbook of Decorative Art, 1921 A Review of the Latest Developments in the Artistic Construction Decoration and Furnishing of the House. London: The Studio, Ltd., 1921. First edition. Quarto, pp. 122. Illustrated with numerous b/w drawings, plans and photos and 9 color plates. Cloth over Boards. Very Good.

A fine collection of illustrated articles by Sydney R Jones, L. Sutton Wood, Maurice S. R. Adams, M. H. Baillie Scott, and Erik Wettergren on various aspects of country home design and decoration, including applied art in Sweden. (20608)   $45.00
Architecture Magazine, May 1927
includes portfolio of fanlights and other over-door treatments
Charles Scribner's Sons [Publishers]
[Architecture]. Charles Scribner's Sons. Architecture Magazine, May 1927 Volume LV Number 5. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1927. First edition. Quarto, pp. 130, illustrated with b/w photographs, specification drawings, and period advertising, some in color. Perfect Bound. Very Good; moderate edgewear.

Articles include the Federal Reserve Bank of NY by architects York and Sawyer; school building details from architects Guilbert and Betelle; country homes in Birmingham, Baltimore, and NY; a photo portfolio of fanlights and other over-door treatments; acoustics of auditoriums; and many attractive period advertisements. In very nice condition for its age. (20604)   $45.00
Architecture Magazine, June 1927
includes portfolio of brickwork textures
Charles Scribner's Sons [Publishers]
[Architecture]. Charles Scribner's Sons. Architecture Magazine, June 1927 Volume LV Number 6. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1927. First edition. Quarto, pp. 122, illustrated with b/w photographs, specification drawings, and period advertising, some in color. Perfect Bound. Very Good; moderate edgewear.

Articles include the McKinlock campus buildings for Northwestern University, Chicago; a portfolio of brickwork textures; landscape gardening; woodcuts by Julius Lankes; an elevator car design competition; house plans for several new homes; architectural ornament (muntins); English post offices; Port Chester Savings Bank, NY; and many attractive period advertisements. In very nice condition for its age. (20603)   $45.00
1000 Architects (2 volumes in slipcase)
Latham, Paul and Alessina Brooks [Publishers]
[Architects]. Latham, Paul and Alessina Brooks [Publishers]. 1000 Architects (2 volumes in slipcase). Australia: Images Publishing Group, 2004. First edition. Octavo, pp 298, indexed, illustrated with b/w and color photographs. Perfect condition. Hard Cover. New in plastic slipcase.

An international pictorial directory of leading architectural firms. These volumes feature over 550 practices and represent well over one thousand individual architects. (14507)   $40.00
Walter Gropius: Der Mensch und sein Werk [The Man and His Work]
(2 Volumes, complete)
Isaacs, R. R.
[Architectural Monograph]. Isaacs, R. R. Walter Gropius: Der Mensch und sein Werk [The Man and His Work] (2 Volumes, complete). Berlin: Gebr. Mann , 1983. First edition. Small quarto, pp. 1282, indexed, illustrated with b/w photographs. Text in German. Cloth over Boards. Near Fine in Near Fine DJ.

Walter Gropius was a German architect and founder of the Bauhaus School and widely regarded as one of the pioneering masters of modernist architecture. He was also a leading architect of the International Style. He taught at Harvard Graduate School of Design in the 1940s and collaborated on projects such as the Alan Frank House in Pittsburgh and Aluminum City Terrace in New Kensington, PA. He designed the Richards and Child residence halls on the Harvard campus that were built in the 1950s. A thoroughly researched and well illustrated treatise on this remarkable man. (20587)   $60.00
Wind Stresses in Buildings
Fleming, Robins
[Architecture]. Fleming, Robins. Wind Stresses in Buildings With a Chapter on Earthquakes and Earthquake Resistance. New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1930. First edition. Small quarto, pp. xi, 193, indexed, illustrated with b/w drawings and fold-out charts. Signed by the original owner on the front endpaper in 1930 in pencil. Pencil notations in the preface and table of contents. Cloth over Boards. Very Good.

The author was a structural engineer with the American Bridge Company in New York City. This book is a summary of his writing on the subject of wind stresses over the span of 17 years, and enlarged with considerable new material. Chapters on hurricanes and tornadoes, wind stresses in steel mill buildings, wind stresses in many-storied buildings, earthquakes and earthquake resistance, and much more. (20586)   $30.00
Architecture in Wood
Hansen, Hans Jürgen (Editor)
[Wood]. Hansen, Hans Jürgen (Editor). Architecture in Wood A History of Wood Building & Its Techniques in Europe and North America. New York: Viking Press, 1971. First American edition. Large quarto, pp. 278. Bibliography, indexed. b/w and color photographs and line drawings. Cloth over Boards. Very Good in Very Good DJ.

This book is probably the first detailed and systematic study covering the whole of Europe and North America. Its objective is to trace the way wooden buildings have developed and evolved, to describe some of the most interesting ones still standing - with special emphasis on constructional techniques where relevant - and so to open our eyes to the innumerable practical and aesthetic uses to which wood has been and can be put in architecture. A good reference on wood architecture with contributions from noted experts in the field. Includes English, Dutch, German and French farm houses. A systematic study, handsomely illustrated. (20578)   $35.00
Hotel/Motel Development
Arnold, David E. et. al.
[Architectural History]. Arnold, David E. et. al. Hotel/Motel Development. Washington, D.C.: Urban Land Institute, 1984. First edition. Quarto, pp. xi, 212, indexed, illustrated with b/w photographs. Paperback. Good; mild musty odor.

Innkeeping has changed dramatically since 1948, when the lodging industry consisted almost entirely of independently owned and operated properties Hotels with fewer than 50 rooms dominated the market. Today, the hotel industry consists of many types of hotels around the world, ranging from 20- to 30-room inns to large convention hotels. This book covers historical perspective, travel and markets, the development process, financing, trends, and eleven case studies. A thorough look at how commercial development of hotels and motels has responded to changing markets. (20575)   $30.00
Les Plus Excellents Bastiments de France
[The Finest Buildings in France]
du Cerceau, Jacques Androuet
[International]. du Cerceau, Jacques Androuet. Les Plus Excellents Bastiments de France [The Finest Buildings in France] The plans of fifteen buildings, and their contents together with the elevations and descriptions of each. Paris: A. Levy, 1876. First edition. Folio (13" x 17.5"), pp. np (~200), text in French, illustrated with b/w engravings. Half-Leather with Marbled Boards and Marbled Endpapers. Very Good.

Some of the buildings featured are Chateau du Louvre, Chateau de Vincennes, Chateau de Chambord, and Chateau de Coucy. The illustrations are magnificent! Very scarce; currently the only copy available on the web. (20577)   $225.00
Boston Architectural Club Exhibition 1902
Boston Architectural Club
[International]. Boston Architectural Club. Boston Architectural Club Exhibition 1902. Boston: Boston Architectural Club, 1902. First printing. Small quarto, pp. 174, illustrated with b/w photographs. Decorated Cloth over Boards. Very Good; front hinge weak.

The Boston Architectural Club was organized in 1889 for the purpose of associating those interested in the profession of architecture, with a view to mutual encouragement and help in studies. The officers and members are listed; the plates included are not devoted to a theme, but show an assortment of images from Boston and around the world, including Berkeley, California; Washington DC; Rome, Venice and Florence, Italy; Atlanta, GA; New York City; and much more. Beautifully photographed and illustrated. (20624)   $50.00
Smaller Italian Villas & Farmhouses
Lowell, Guy
[International]. Lowell, Guy. Smaller Italian Villas & Farmhouses. New York: The Architectural Book Publishing Co., 1922. Second Printing. Folio (12" X 17") pp. 125, illustrated by photos & sketches made by the author and by others (all architects) Trade Blue Cloth, with gilded lettering. . Very Good in Chipped and Torn DJ.

Originally issued in 1916, almost as a travelogue, one wonders how the author escaped the ravages of the first world war. This is a direct re-issue of the 1916 first edition, and clearly there was much interest in the subject: the last page of the text announces the 'recently published' pendant piece, "More Small Italian Villas and Farmhouses." This is an impressive and ambitious project, seen as a reflection of the pursuits of great Italian artists of 600 years. Guy Lowell harks back to Goethe's Italian Journey as well as Boccaccio and "Mrs Wharton." From the first chapter: "This study of the shell, of the dwellings, great and humble alike, is in itself of importance because many of the artists of the Renaissance were born in the simpler sort of surroundings we are going to study." (20623)   $120.00
Old Domestic Architecture of Holland
Yerbury, Francis Rowland [Editor]
[International]. Yerbury, Francis Rowland [Editor]. Old Domestic Architecture of Holland Being a series of photographs by the editor, with introductory notes by Dr. Ir. D.F. Slothouwer, architect, and measured drawings by E. R. Jarrett, A.R.I.B.A. London: The Architectural Press, 1924. First edition. Quarto, pp. xv, 102 plates (78 b/w photographs, 24 b/w architectural drawings) Cloth over Boards. Very Good, mild ex-library.

The reader will be struck by the realization of the subtle charm of Dutch character, expressed in the beautiful work carried out in stone, brick, wood, and even iron, which has been crafted by past masters of their art. The Dutch character is most directly shown in the simplest structures, and not in the so-called monumental architecture, and the illustrations in this book show the beauty of a simple brick wall, a well-proportioned window or door, or the natural grouping of masses without too much "architecting." In the paradox that the beauty of a piece of music is mostly expressed in the pauses, lies a truth which makes it possible to say that the beauty of architecture is felt chiefly where the attention is not made to concentrate on the architecture itself. (6186)   $45.00
Czech Architecture of the Luxemburg Period
Mencl, Vaclav
[International]. Mencl, Vaclav. Czech Architecture of the Luxemburg Period. Prague: Artia, 1955. First edition. Quarto, pp. 61 (text), plus 186 plates. Original Cloth. Very Good in Very Good Mylar-Protected DJ.

Beautiful book on Czech Gothic church architecture from 1350 to 1420. (20581)   $30.00
Old House Journal Reference Library
Architecture of the Old South
Lane, Mills; photographs by Van Jones Martin
[Southern US]. Lane, Mills. Architecture of the Old South. New York: Abbeville Press, 1993. First edition, as stated. Quarto, pp. 335, indexed, illustrated with beautiful color photos by Van Jones Martin. Original Cloth. Very Good in Very Good DJ, DJ Rubbed, One page loose.

A wonderful copy of a great overview on the subject, revealing the variety of Southern U.S. architectural styles. Not all the examples in this book are grand Antebellum mansions and plantation houses. Frontier cabins, eccentric homes, and fine examples of European architectural work are also found in this volume. From the Old House Journal reference library. (13680)   $45.00
The Architectural Legacy of the
Lower Chattahoochee Valley in Alabama and Georgia
Jeane, D. Gregory and Douglas Clare Purcell [Editors]
[Southern US]. Jeane, D. Gregory and Douglas Clare Purcell [Editors]. The Architectural Legacy of the Lower Chattahoochee Valley in Alabama and Georgia. Alabama: University of Alabama Press, 1978. Original edition. Quarto, pp. 280, indexed, illustrated with 195 b/w photographs and 61 sets of architectural drawings. Boards. Very Good in Chipped and Torn DJ.

Sponsored by the Historic Chattahoochee Commission, this book is an impressive architectural record of the Lower Chattahoochee Valley from its earliest days to the turn of the 20th century. The book identifies endangered structures and gives a detailed photographic record of their interior and exterior, as well as drawings of their floor plans, trim, elevation and other features. It also provides information about structures that are beyond restoration - their size, construction details, and history. A nice copy of this thorough and well-researched book on the subject. From the Old House Journal Reference Library. (13692)   $75.00
Shock of the Old: Christopher Dresser's Design Revolution
Whiteway, Michael [Editor]
[Design]. Whiteway, Michael [Editor]. Shock of the Old: Christopher Dresser's Design Revolution. New York: Harry N. Abrams, 2004. First edition. Quarto, pp. 240, indexed, illustrated with color photographs. Cloth over Boards. As New in Fine DJ.

Published in conjunction with Christopher Dresser's first comprehensive museum retrospective, this extensively illustrated survey affirms his achievement as the first professional industrial designer - in effect, the inventor of the modern-day career of product designer. Seven essays from leading specialists in the field explore the impact of Christopher Dresser's theories and work in the context of his contemporaries such as Pugin, Owen Jones, and Godwin. The 300 illustrations illuminate the vast scope of his output, from Gothic-Revival cast-iron Coalbrookdale hall stands to the experimental Linthorpe ceramics. From the Old House Journal reference library. (20606)   $55.00
An Illustrated Glossary of Early Southern Architecture and Landscape
Lounsbury, Carl R. [Editor]
[Southern US]. Lounsbury, Carl R. [Editor]. An Illustrated Glossary of Early Southern Architecture and Landscape. Charlottesville, VA: University of Virginia Press, 1999. First paperback edition. Large octavo, pp. 430, illustrated with b/w in-text figures. Glossy Pictorial Cover. Near Fine in Wraps.

The first paperback edition of this important treatment of the architectural history of the early South in the form of an architectural dictionary. A valuable addition to the architectural historian's and preservationist's library. From the Old House Journal Reference Library. (13683)   $45.00
Chatham's Old Houses (six volumes, complete in custom box)
Chatham Historical Society, Inc.
[New England]. Chatham Historical Society, Inc. Chatham's Old Houses (six volumes, complete in custom box). West Harwich, MA: Chatham Historical Society, Inc., 1963-1967. First edition. Octavo, each volume pp. 32, illustrated with b/w maps and drawings. Original Wraps in custom box. Very Good.

This set presents a short history of Chatham, a beloved seaside town on the elbow of Cape Cod, and drawings and researched history of its historic homes. Volume I: "Some Old Chatham Houses" Volume II: "Some More Old Chatham Houses" Volume III: Interesting Old Chatham Houses" Volume IV: "Some Early Chatham Houses" Volume V: "Chatham's Old Houses" Volume VI: "Houses Built in Chatham 1825 or before" From the Old House Journal reference library. (20572)   $60.00
Construction Methods and Materials
California Redwood Block Paving
California Redwood Association, San Francisco, CA
[Wood]. California Redwood Association. California Redwood Block Paving. San Francisco, CA: California Redwood Association, 1917. First edition. Octavo, pp. 12, illustrated with b/w photographs. 2-page sheet on mechanical properties of redwood laid in. Color Pictorial Wraps. Very Good.

The California Redwood Association published this booklet for the purpose of calling the attention of engineers, architects, public officials and owners of city property to the fact that redwood blocks, properly treated and laid, make superior street pavements and floors in terms of initial cost, durability, traction, noiselessness, upkeep, and general excellence. The photos show redwood blocks as used in projects from California to Boston, and abroad in places such as London and the Panama Canal Zone. (20611)   $80.00
House Construction Details
Burbank, Nelson L.
[Building Trades]. Burbank, Nelson L. House Construction Details. New York: Simmons-Boardman, 1952. Third edition. Quarto, pp. 382, indexed, illustrated w/ b/w photographs, drawings, and plans. Signed in pencil by a previous owner on front endpaper. Cloth over Boards. Very Good.

Very useful book with numerous scale drawings as well as photographs, 25 chapters cover such topics as outside wall construction, cornices and porches, stair construction, windows, doors and hardware, chimneys and fireplaces, and more. (7494)   $40.00
Cast Iron Decoration: A World Survey
Robertson, E. Graeme and Joan Robertson
[Metal]. Robertson, E. Graeme and Joan Robertson. Cast Iron Decoration: A World Survey. New York: Whitney Library of Design, 1994. First paperback edition. Quarto. pp 336. Indexed, illustrated with b/w photographs. Glossy Pictorial Wraps. Very good.

A unique work of pictorial reference, supported by introductory texts, glossary and bibliography, which will be equally valuable to art historians, architects and designers- and to anyone who cares for man's cultural heritage as reflected in the adornment of his architecture. One of the best studies of its type to come out in years. (19517)   $35.00
Details of Building Construction
Martin, Clarence A.
[Building Trades]. Martin, Clarence A. Details of Building Construction. Boston: Bates &Guild, 1899. First edition. Large quarto, 33 full page plates, plus period advertising. From the library at the Boston Architectural Club; ex-library markings on cover, title page, and some plates. Cloth over Boards. Good; heavy corner wear.

A wonderful book of construction detail drawings: most plates include multiple diagrams. Plates include: Cellar Window in a Stone Wall; Cellar Windows & Base Courses for Frame Cottages; Double-Hung Windows with Inside Shutters; Windows with Outside Shutters; Bay Windows with Counter-Balanced Sashes; Casement Windows Opening Outward; Pivoted Casements & Eyebrow Dormers; Interior Door Frames & Wooden Sills; Gutters for Wood, Stone, & Terra-Cotta Cornices; Box Cornices; Wainscoting and Architraves; Stair Details; Kitchen & Pantry Dressers, and more. (20590)   $60.00
How to Estimate
Rea, John T.
[Building Trades]. Rea, John T. How to Estimate being the analysis of builders' prices giving full details of estimating for builders, and containing thousands of prices, and much useful memoranda. London: B. T. Batsford Ltd., 1908. Third edition, revised and enlarged. Octavo, pp. xxxvi, 424, indexed, with 36-page advertisers' catalog of building materials bound in. Illustrated with b/w drawings. Cloth over Boards, gilt lettering. Very Good.

Estimating is undoubtedly the most important part of the builder's business. This book explains the right way to estimate all parts of the materials and labor, including chapters on excavation, concrete, drainage, bricklaying, masonry, paving, slate, tile, carpentry, metal, plumbing, electrical, plastering, painting, wallpapering, gas, and more. (20589)   $30.00
Handbook on Wood Preservation
American Wood-Preservers' Association
[Wood]. American Wood-Preservers' Association. Handbook on Wood Preservation Wood preservation is wood perpetuation. Baltimore, MD: American Wood-Preservers' Association, 1916. First edition. Small quarto, pp. ix, 73, illustrated with b/w drawings and tables. Stamped on the front cover by civil engineer R. Ernest Beaty of New York City. Green Cloth over Boards. Very Good.

An excellent overview of the wood preservation field including causes of deterioration, types of preservatives, factors affecting wood condition and treatment. Includes lists of manufacturers or dealers who sell the products recommended for wood preservation. There's also a very interesting timeline of innovations in wood preservation, starting in 1657 and progressing right up to the publication date of 1916. (20588)  90.00
Aluminum in Modern Architecture (Two Volumes, complete)
Peter, John
[Metal]. Peter, John. Aluminum in Modern Architecture (Two Volumes, complete). New York: Reynolds Metals, 1956. First edition. Oblong Quarto, pp. 255, 403, profusely illustrated w/ b/w photographs in the first volume and specifications, details, and tables in the second volume. Pictorial Cloth over Boards, black. Very Good; Volume 1 no DJ; Volume 2 in Good Dust Jacket.

The first volume is a beautifully photographed portfolio of modern aluminum architecture; homes, industrial plants, schools, and more. The second volume covers history, physical and mechanical properties, production, fabrication, surface finishing, joints, structural design, and much more. This two volume set includes excerpts from interviews with 26 major architects. (20585)   $75.00
The Complete Guide to Joint-Making
Bullar, John
[Carpentry]. Bullar, John. The Complete Guide to Joint-Making. East Sussex, UK: Guild of Master Craftsman Publications Ltd, 2013. Reprint. Quarto, pp. 175, indexed, illustrated with color photographs. Glossy Pictorial Wraps. New.

This comprehensive and practical book demystifies the all-important subject of choosing, designing and cutting woodworking joints. The author, a professional woodworker, takes you through the process, from choosing the appropriate joint for the purpose to assembling finished pieces. You will learn about timber selection, tools and adhesives, and the working methods and habits that are needed to achieve consistently good results. Clear color photographs illustrate all techniques. (20583)   $40.00
Townsend, Gilbert
[Carpentry]. Townsend, Gilbert. Carpentry A Practical Treatise on Simple Building Construction, Including Framing, Roof Construction, General Carpentry Work, Exterior and Interior Finish of Buildings, Building Forms and Working Drawings. Chicago, IL: American Technical Society, 1951. Revised. Octavo, pp. vii, 504, indexed, illustrated with over 500 b/w photographs, architectural drawings and construction details. Signed by a previous owner in pencil on the front endpaper. Decorated Cloth over Boards. Very Good.

A very thorough examination of timber building construction from roofing to walls to floors. It also includes, trusses, towers and steeples. Clear and precise drawings helpful to builders and architects. (20582)   $40.00
The Steel Square (2 volumes in one, complete)
Hodgson, Fred T.
[Tools]. Hodgson, Fred T. The Steel Square (2 volumes in one, complete) A Practical Treatise on the Application of the Steel Square, Containing an Exhaustive Collection of Problems and Solutions. New York: Frederick J.Drake & Co., nd. First edition. 16mo (4.5" X 6.75"), indexed, illustrated with b/w drawings. Original Decorated Cloth. Very Good in Chipped and Torn Mylar-Protected DJ.

A very scarce Hodgson title, one which shows the full functionality of the carpenter's steel square. Chapters on bevels for hoppers, bisecting circles, cutting spring mouldings, laying out rafters, stairs and strings, irregular hop roofs, trusses, curved hip rafters, splayed Gothic heads, and much more. (20580)   $40.00
Steel Square
Townsend, Gilbert
[Tools]. Townsend, Gilbert. Steel Square: Use of the scales, roof framing, illustrative problems, other uses. Chicago: American Technical Society, 1953. Second edition (revised). Octavo, pp. 172, indexed, illustrated w/ b/w diagrams and photographs. Cloth over Boards. Very Good.

The constant companion of every skilled carpenter is the steel square. This book shows exactly and in detail how this tool may be applied to find the answer to questions which arise in building a house. The author follows the construction of a typical house from start to finish. The many problems confronting the carpenter are explained. Then, step by step, the solution of these problems with the use of the steel square is given. A welcome addition to the carpenter's tool kit. (20579)   $45.00
Catalogue of Drawings for Wrought Ironwork
Council for Small Industries in Rural Areas
[Metal]. Council for Small Industries in Rural Areas. Catalogue of Drawings for Wrought Ironwork. London: Council for Small Industries in Rural Areas, 1973. Enlarged and revised. Quarto, pp. 185. Illustrated with b/w drawings. Decorated Wraps. Good+; creases on front cover, small tears on spine.

An interesting catalog of ironwork designs available for order. Includes designs for door furniture, fireplace tools, lighting, grilles, plant stands and brackets, sign stands and brackets, lecterns, weather vanes, furniture, sundials, balustrades and railings, gates, and miscellaneous items. (15120)   $30.00
Architectural Woodwork Standards
Architectural Woodwork Institute
[Wood]. Architectural Woodwork Institute. Architectural Woodwork Standards A Specification of Qualities, Methods and Workmanship Requisite to the Production and Installation of Architectural Millwork. Potomac Falls, VA: Architectural Woodwork Institute, 2009. First edition. Quarto, pp. 632, illustrated with b/w drawings. Includes compact disc (CD) with the full document in searchable PDF format. Color Pictorial Wraps. New.

Like all architectural components of the construction process, woodwork design and configuration possibilities are limited only by the creativity of the design professional. These standards assist the design professional to specify a variety of millwork products which meet the functional and esthetic requirements of their clients. Comprehensive and organized for easy reference, and the searchable PDF file included makes it even easier. (20574)   $45.00
Pattern Books
Practical Homes
The Petticrew Real Estate Company, Springfield, OH
[Pattern Book]. The Petticrew Real Estate Company. Practical Homes containing 90 designs of moderately priced houses, each design shown in full color with floor plans / English & Spanish Designs / Square Types & Duplexes / English Colonials / Dutch Colonials / Semi-Bungalows / Bungalows. Springfield, OH: The Petticrew Real Estate Company, 1929. Fifth Edition. Quarto, pp. 64, illustrated with color perspective photographic reproductions of homes already constructed and b/w floor plans. Staplebound Wraps. Very Good.

This book was published to aid home builders in selecting a home best suited to their individual tastes and requirements. Interior planning was given careful study; windows were placed so that furniture could be shifted in various positions without protruding over the windows, and convenience and labor saving were considered in planning every detail. Nicely illustrated and in very nice condition. (20622)   $110.00
The Book of Triple Insulated Homes
Johns-Manville Corporation, New York, NY
[Pattern Book]. Johns-Manville Corporation. The Book of Triple Insulated Homes. New York: Johns-Manville Corporation, 1937. Original edition. Quarto, pp 28, illustrated with b/w drawings and photographs, and some color drawings. Staplebound Wraps. Very Good.

This company built homes that were insulated against fire, weather and wear. The roof and siding were asbestos to protect against fire, the house was insulated against temperature extremes with wool, and the walls were built with Steeltex, which reduced plaster cracking and added strength and fire resistance to the plaster walls. The home designs included Cape Cod Colonial, Dutch Colonial, Norman French, New England Colonial, and Connecticut River Valley Colonial styles. Asbestos wainscotting for use in the kitchen and bath was also offered. Nice interior photographs and color drawings of period kitchens and bathrooms are included. (20612)   $75.00
Brick Homes
Stoddard, Ralph P.
[Pattern Book]. Stoddard, Ralph P. Brick Homes. Cleveland, OH: Common Brick Manufacturers' Association of America, 1922. Original edition. Small quarto, pp 63, illustrated with b/w drawings and photographs. Staplebound Wraps. Very Good.

This booklet illustrates sixty economical, beautiful homes of common brick. (20607)   $75.00
Face Brick Homes
The Stark Brick Company, Canton, OH
[Pattern Book]. The Stark Brick Company. Face Brick Homes. Canton, OH: The Stark Brick Company, 1931. Original edition. Quarto, pp 32, illustrated with b/w drawings and photographs. Staplebound Wraps. Very Good.

Brick makes any building look beautiful, of course, but face brick isn't just for an added touch of beauty. Face brick is the term used for brick that isn't needed just for the structure, but also for look, energy efficiency and value. At the time this book was published, face brick was offered in a great range of color, from the lightest creams and greys, through buffs, reds, greens, browns, maroons, and on down to a gun-metal black. Naturally, this wide choice of color and textures available produced increasing numbers of colorful, distinctive homes under the skill of architects and builders. English style, bungalow, Italian style, Dutch Colonial, Georgian, Colonial, Mediterranean, and French style are represented in this hard to find pattern book. This is the first time we've offered this title.
 (20601)   $75.00
Bungalow Bliss
Fitzsimons, Jack
[Pattern Book]. Fitzsimons, Jack. Bungalow Bliss: Thirty Designs for which Plans, Specifications and Forms of Contract Are Available at Very Low Cost. Meath, Ireland: Kells Art Studio, 1972. Second edition. Octavo, pp. 143 plus advertisements, illustrated w/ b/w plans and drawings. Original Wraps. Very Good.

This book catered very specifically to those who wished to build a low-cost bungalow in Ireland, designs that satisfy state requirements and would qualify for supplementary grants. Very scarce--i.e. no copies found--in the United States. (8217)   $50.00
The Home Designer, March 1923
Dixon, Walter W. (Editor)
[Pattern Book]. Dixon, Walter W. (Editor). The Home Designer, An Illustrated Monthly Dedicated To Better Home Environment. Oakland, CA: Dixon & Hillen, March, 1923. First edition. Quarto, pp 50, illustrated with b/w photographs and period trade advertisements. Pictorial Wraps. Good; cover nearly detached, spotted, several small open tears; some pencil inscriptions in the text.

Articles on homes located in South Curtis Oaks, a district of distinguished, English-inspired homes in Sacramento, California. The issue includes an article by the Sacramento Chamber of Commerce highlighting the advantages of living in the city. All issues of this sought-after series are scarce. (20573)   $85.00
Trade Catalogs
Carey Products: Dependable Modern Building Materials
The Philip Carey Company, Cincinnati, OH
[Roofing]. The Philip Carey Company. Carey Products: Dependable Modern Building Materials. Cincinnati, OH: The Philip Carey Company, nd c. 1950. First edition. Quarto, pp. 27, illustrated with b/w and color photographs. Staplebound Wraps. Very Good.

Carey was one of the early adopters of the slogan "shop locally and wisely." They took pride in a great organization of building material dealers who distributed their products to their communities. Building materials featured in this catalog including products for roofs, floors, side walls, partitions, foundations, heating systems, sidewalks, driveways, bathroom cabinets and accessories. (20621)   $60.00
Milcor Sheet Metal Building Products Price List, Sept. 1st, 1928
Milwaukee Corrugating Company, Milwaukee, WI
[Sheet Metal]. Milwaukee Corrugating Company. Milcor Sheet Metal Building Products Price List. Milwaukee, WI: Milwaukee Corrugating Company, 1928. First printing. Octavo, pp. 120, index, illustrated with b/w drawings. Order form laid in. Staplebound Wraps. Very Good.

Gutters, pipes, metal building corners, floor registers, stove and furnace accessories, metal shingles and siding, flashing, roofing, tools, corners and pilasters, metal lath, ventilators, windows, skylights, embossed ceilings and cornice. (20625)   $60.00
Barn Book
James Manufacturing Company, Fort Atkinson, WI
[Farming and Agriculture]. James Manufacturing Company. Barn Book. Fort Atkinson, WI: James Manufacturing Company, 1937. Original edition. Quarto, pp 192, indexed, illustrated with b/w drawings and photographs. Perfect Bound. Very Good.

This catalog explains how to build, remodel, ventilate, and equip the farm barn for profit. The needs of chickens, horses, pigs, and cattle are covered in detail, and products in the Jamesway line that fulfill those needs are illustrated and explained. This is the first time we've been able to offer this comprehensive and instructional catalog. (20602)   $75.00
Windowall * Continuous Monitor Sash * Mechanical Operators *
Partitions * Doors
Fenestra Industrial Windows, Detroit, MI
[Windows]. Fenestra Industrial Windows. Windowall * Continuous Monitor Sash * Mechanical Operators * Partitions * Doors A.I.A. File No. 16e1. Detroit, MI: Detroit Steel Products Company, nd c. 1920. Original edition. Quarto, pp 76, illustrated with b/w drawings and photographs. Perfect Bound. Very Good.

This catalog features many installations of Fenestra windows throughout the US, showing photographs of the buildings and the Fenestra products used. So many interesting projects, and so many specification drawings of the company's products! A beautiful catalog in very nice condition. (20600)   $75.00
Bayley-Springfield Steel Windows Catalog G26
The William Bayley Company, Springfield, OH
[Windows]. The William Bayley Company. Bayley-Springfield Steel Windows Catalog G26 A.I.A. File No. 16e. Springfield, Ohio: William Bayley Co., 1926. Original edition. Quarto, pp 183, indexed, illustrated with b/w drawings and photographs. Staplebound Wraps. Very Good.

This catalog features general information on window details, hardware, and standard layouts in the first chapter. Subsequent chapters examine warehouse stock, mechanical operators, the features of its steel windows, and a few typical Bayley-Springfield installations. Attractive and well illustrated. (20599)   $75.00
Fire Doors and Hardware
Richards-Wilcox Manufacturing Co., Aurora, IL
[Doors]. Richards-Wilcox Manufacturing Co. Fire Doors and Hardware. Aurora, IL: Richards-Wilcox Manufacturing Co., nd c. 1922. First printing. Quarto, pp. 96, center two pages detached but present, illustrated with b/w specification drawings and photographs. Red stamp from the Boston branch of the R-W Mfg. Co. on the front cover. Staplebound Wraps. Very Good.

The first few pages of the catalog describe several fires in factories or commercial spaces where the R-W fire door was able to stop the fire or save the building or its contents from total destruction. Pictures of the buildings and fire doors, taken after the conflagration was over, show how well the doors were able to protect the building and its valuable contents. This one is rare; we haven't offered a catalog devoted to fire doors before. (20598)   $50.00
Robertson Products for Airport Buildings
H. H. Robertson Co., Pittsburgh, PA
[Roofing and Siding]. H. H. Robertson Co. Robertson Products for Airport Buildings. Pittsburgh, PA: H. H. Robertson Co., 1944. First printing. Quarto, pp. 16, illustrated with b/w photographs. A full-page color advertisement for Robertson from Fortune Magazine, February 1946, is laid in. Staplebound Wraps. Very Good.

H. H. Robertson Company was the originator of protected metal, and had manufactured it for nearly 40 years when this catalog was published. Robertson Galbestos Metal (RGM) roofing and siding was a new development for Robertson, with protective coatings that resulted in products that could be employed under a greater range of temperature and corrosive conditions. Robertson also offered a vertical lift door, a structural sub-floor, skylights, and ventilators that met the size, convenience and durability requirements of the aircraft industry. This catalog described all these products and showed finished projects using Robertson materials. Scarce and desirable. (20597)   $50.00
A Buying Guide for Pittsburgh Glass Products and Accessories
Pittsburgh Plate Glass Co., Pittsburgh, PA
[Glass]. Pittsburgh Plate Glass Co. A Buying Guide for Pittsburgh Glass Products and Accessories. Pittsburgh, PA: Pittsburgh Plate Glass Co., 1945. First printing. Quarto, pp. 86, indexed, illustrated with b/w drawings and photographs. Staplebound Wraps. Very Good.

In the pages of this buying guide are described and illustrated all of the glass products of the Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company as well as glass products, tools and accessories that are not manufactured by them, but which are distributed by their company-owned and operated branches and prominent glass jobbers located in principal cities of the US. An essential tool for those who selected glass products, accessories, and supplies needed for building construction, decoration, industrial and scientific purposes in the 1940s. (20596)   $50.00
Brick and Stone
The Sourcebook of Decorative Stone
Price, Monica T.
[Stone]. Price, Monica T. The Sourcebook of Decorative Stone. Buffalo, NY: Firefly Books, 2007. First printing. Quarto, pp. 288, indexed, illustrated with color photographs. Publisher's press release for the book laid in. Cloth over Boards. Very Good in Very Good DJ.

This is a comprehensive identification guide that fills the gap between scholarly works on ancient marbles and the modern stone trade. High quality images coupled with meticulously researched and authoritative text provide reliable identification of more than 300 types of decorative stone. Descriptions feature stones both ancient and modern, from the most commonly encountered to the exquisitely rare. An invaluable guide for everyone with an interest in the identification and use of decorative stone, with wide practical application for artists, architects, antique restorers, archaeologists, museums, academic departments, and the stone trade. (20613)   $60.00
The Modern Bricklayer (3 volumes, complete)
Frost, William
[Masonry]. Frost, William. The Modern Bricklayer: A Practical Work on Bricklaying in All Its Branches with Special Sections on Tiling and Slating, Specifications, Estimating, Etc. Etc. (3 Volumes, complete). London: Caxton Publishing Co. Ltd., March 1948. Second edition, reprinted. Octavo, Vol. 1 pp. 212, Vol. 2 pp. 214, Vol. 3 pp. 244. Indexed, illustrated with b/w drawings and photos, and photographic color frontispieces. Blue Cloth over Boards. Very Good.

A thorough compendium of techniques and details of the bricklayer's craft in Britain, including basic construction, materials, arches, cornices, drainage and sewage, tiling, slating, paving, decorative brickwork, estimating, maintenance, and other topics. From the Preface: "The book is at once comprehensive and detailed, dealing progressively with every branch of brickwork and tile laying. It will be found that problems are discussed about which it is extremely difficult to obtain information elsewhere. A series of chapters on the business side of the trade will be found very useful. The book has been planned so as to enable the bricklayer to become a master of his subject from beginning to end." Each volume has a beautiful color frontispiece, and is richly illustrated with b/w drawings and diagrams. (20593)   $120.00
The Modern Bricklayer: Bonding Examples
Frost, William
[Masonry]. Frost, William. The Modern Bricklayer: Bonding Examples. London: The Caxton Publishing Co. Ltd, nd, post-1937. Original edition. Small quarto, pp. 30, indexed, illustrated with b/w drawings. Laid in: a booklet of 12 coupons redeemable for free advice from The Modern Bricklayer Information Bureau. Staplebound Wraps. Very Good.

A thorough list of over 300 modern bricklayer bonding examples, such as English, Flemish, Dutch, Monk, Quetta, and many more, with clear illustrations of each. Scarce! This is a title we have offered only once before. A great reference work for any bricklayer. (20594)   $85.00
Titles on Sale
Architectural and Decorative Details
New York School of Interior Design
[Architecture]. New York School of Interior Design. Architectural and Decorative Details A Handbook for Study and Research. New York: New York School of Interior Design, 1954. Revised. Quarto. Approx. pp 50, illustrated with b/w architectural specification drawings. Signed by a previous owner on the front cover in pen. Staplebound Wraps. Very Good.

Details of everything from mouldings to wall panels and fireplaces. A very useful guide for creating authentic period interiors. Periods from Colonial American to French Provincial and Spanish and Italian Furniture. A very nice resource for house and furniture designers alike. (16071)   $35.00
Conserving Buildings
Weaver, Martin E.
[Conservation]. Weaver, Martin E. Conserving Buildings A Guide to Techniques and Materials. New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1993. First edition. Quarto, pp. 270, indexed, illustrated with numerous b/w photos and drawings. This copy is from the library of the Old House Journal. Cloth over Boards with Dust Jacket and Acrylic Cover. Very Good+ in Very Good DJ.

Widely considered the best book on the subject by the best practitioner. An essential manual of conservation techniques. An ideal resource for anyone involved in the maintenance, restoration, or rehabilitation of historic buildings. The book combines practical information on the characteristics, composition, and deterioration of building materials with detailed coverage of state-of-the-art conservation methods, fully updated in this edition with current developments in research and practice. Includes: Systematic treatment of all major building materials--stone, ceramics, masonry, cement-based materials, metal, glass, synthetic resins, and polymers, Valuable instruction on the restoration and renewal of foundations and footings, slate roofing systems, materials, and other structural details, Easy-to-follow procedures for conducting structural building surveys, Over 150 photographs and line drawings, plus case studies from Columbia University's acclaimed Center for Preservation Research. (11768)   $50.00
The Building Systems Integration Handbook
American Institute of Architects
[Building Construction]. American Institute of Architects. The Building Systems Integration Handbook. New York: John Wiley & Sons Inc, 1986. First edition. Quarto, pp 445, indexed. b/w photographs and detailed drawings throughout. Cloth over Boards. Near Fine in Very Good Dust Jacket.

A handbook and design guide using case studies of 19 significant buildings to explain this systematic approach to building construction. The Kimbell Art Museum, The Atlanta International Airport and Walter Reed Hospital are a few of the featured buildings. Also included is a chapter on building products such as integrated ceilings and curtain walls. (17092)   $25.00
Through the Ages. A Monthly Magazine devoted to the uses of Marble
National Association of Marble Dealers
[Stone]. National Association of Marble Dealers. Through the Ages. A Monthly Magazine devoted to the uses of Marble. Vol. 1, No 1 through Vol. 2, No. 12, in two volumes). Baltimore, MD: National Association of Marble Dealers, 1923-25. First edition. Quarto, pp. ca 750 (24 issues at 32 pages per issue). Original publisher's Cloth. Very good, with some wear to tops of spine.

The first two years of one of the most respected and scarcest stone trade publications. The articles cover most aspects of the trade, from conservation ("The weathering of Marble," "Handbook of Marble,"), quarrying ("Old and New in Quarrying," "Developing a Quarry,") domestic and international contemporary uses ( "The Woolworth Building," "The House and the Senate," applications ("Doorways," "Storefronts," "Marble for Decorative Purposes,") historic uses of Marble. My favorite is the article on the Smith Tower in Seattle ("Seattle's Tallest Building."): My mother worked in the Smith Tower during WWII and was proud of it! (20001)   $250.00
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