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Selected Titles for December 2018
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Construction Methods & Materials
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Paints, Finishes and Color Theory
[Art]. Natter Hollein, Max Schröder, Klaus Albrecht (Editors). Art for All: The Colour Woodcut in Vienna around 1900. New York: Taschen, 2016. First edition. Folio, pp 416. Gorgeous color images on almost every page. Text in English, French, and German. Hardback w/embossed paper covers and Dust Jacket. New in New DJ.
Art for All: The Colour Woodcut in Vienna around 1900
Natter Hollein, Max Schröder, Klaus Albrecht (Editors)
Together with a traveling exhibition through the Germany and Austria, this volume shows Viennese woodblocks from the turn of the century, and their influence. Through publications and pages from Ver Sacrum, the magazine of the Vienna Secession (movement), it shows works with traces of japonisme as well as German Expressionist movements. Figure studies, landscapes and patterns from more than 40 artists, with their biographies, are included. A stunning book, sumptuously produced. (17823) $65.00
WOW! What a stunning trade catalog! We've never had a oil cloth catalog before. This is an absolute show-stopping catalog of oil cloth floor designs. Deep, rich colors and beautifully made. An important resource book for designers and builders interested in recreating a Victorian oil cloth floor surface. (19163) $450.00
[Tiles and Pottery]. American-Olean Tile Company. Architect's Color Chest of American Glazed Tile, G-102. Lansdale, PA: American-Olean Tile Company, nd ca 1960. Original edition. 8" x 16" x 2" Cardboard box w/ 119 wall tile samples measuring 1 5/16" x 1 9/16", representing 62 different colors. Cardboard box, gray. Very Good.
Architect's Color Chest of American Glazed Tile, G-102
American-Olean Tile Company, Lansdale, PA
A beautiful salesman's sample box, with two tile samples for most colors (5 colors have only one sample; all colors are represented by at least one sample). All samples are in as-new condition. The box has steel reinforced corners and, while it shows edgewear, is solid and sturdy and would make a wonderful display piece. (19168) $125.00
Reiff, Daniel D.
Houses from Books: The Influence of Treatises, Pattern Books, and Catalogs in American Architecture, 1738-1950
[Architectural History]. Reiff, Daniel D. Houses from Books: The Influence of Treatises, Pattern Books, and Catalogs in American Architecture, 1738-1950. University Park, PA: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2001. First edition. Quarto. xi, 412 pp. New copy. red cloth with new dustjacket. 734 Ill. 8 Appendices, notes, extensive bibliography and index. Hardcover. New in new dustjacket.
The life's work of noted architectural historian Professor Daniel Reiff, this study is both highly readable and very informative. Extremely well illustrated and researched, a gold mine of information on the history of building/architecture. Currently Lists for $111.95 (3949) $55.00
Selling the Dwelling: The Books that Build America's Houses, 1775-2000
[Books About Books]. Cheek, Richard. Selling the Dwelling: The Books that Build America's Houses, 1775-2000. New York: Grolier Club, 2013. First edition, Limited. Quarto, pp. 288. Illustrated with 749 color illustrations. Limited edition of 1,500 copies. Cloth over Boards. New in new dustjacket.
A beautifully produced, visually spectacular catalog for the exhibit of the same name, showing at New York's Grolier Club through February of 2014. Written by exhibit curator and architectural photographer Richard Cheek, this book documents the development and influence of the house design book, from early American builders' manuals through the rise of popular pattern books and catalogs for kit homes and house designs. "In this illustrated survey - the first of its kind to showcase the enormous variety and graphic appeal of these materials - Richard Cheek highlights the more visually arresting and socially compelling examples, focusing on books that reveal the character of our country as much as they do the style of our houses." Filled with over 600 examples, this thoroughly researched volume is a significant contribution to the study of American domestic architecture and the influence of published architectural designs on America's homes. (19170) $60.00
[Kitchens]. Carlisle, Nancy and Melinda Talbot Nasardinov, Jennifer Pustz. America's Kitchens. Boston, MA: Historic New England, 2008. First edition. Quarto, pp. 198. Richly illustrated, indexed. Original Illustrated Wraps. New.
A wonderfully ambitious look at the American kitchen in all its vernacular complexities, drawing on the wonderful Historic New England collection of ephemera. Covers the development through time and technology of what has become "America's most important room." (10868) $30.00
|From the Old House Journal library
[Architectural History]. Stahl, Frederick A. A Guide to the Maintenance, Repair, and Alteration of Historic Buildings Uses and Preservation Treatments. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold Company, 1984. First edition. Quarto, pp. 186. Includes index and glossary of terms. Illustrated with b/w drawings. Hard Cover. Very good in dust jacket.
A Guide to the Maintenance, Repair, and Alteration of Historic Buildings
Stahl, Frederick A.
Called the "building manager's bible," this comprehensive guide enables management and maintenance personnel and anyone working with historic structures to use current technology to solve many common problems of deterioration or failure of building materials and systems. The author explains how to adapt historic buildings to contemporary safety, utility, and convenience standards without disturbing their original architectural character. From the library of Old House Journal. (19126) $25.00
[Building Trades]. Martin, Clarence A. Details of Building Construction. Boston: Bates & Guild, 1899. First edition. Large quarto, pp. 37 with 33 full page plates and 6-page advertising section bound in, housed in a custom box. Signed on front end paper by original owner. Cloth over Boards, Gilt Lettering. Good; cover stained and backspine missing and replaced with electrical tape; back cover water stained; but text block solid.
Details of Building Construction
Martin, Clarence A.
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 Sahes; 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. From the library of Old House Journal. (19127) $75.00
[Building Specifications]. Radford, William A. How to Read Plans and Take Off Bills of Material A simple and practical treatise illustrating and explaining the value - to the retail lumberman, the contractor and the mechanic - of being able to read a set of plans intelligently and to arrive at a correct understanding of the character of the work to be done and the quantities of materials of all kinds required, given in simple language and illustrated with plates, diagrams, and detailed drawings that are easily understood. Chicago: Radford Architectural Company, 1917. First edition. Quarto, pp. 256, indexed, illustrated with drawings and three fold-out plans in pristine condition, with Radford advertising section bound in. Original Wraps. Very Good; cover is scuffed but binding and text block are solid.
How to Read Plans and Take Off Bills of Material
Radford, William A.
The ability to read plans and take off a bill of materials constitutes knowledge dealers and builders should have, for it will enable them to handle their business to much better advantage. A study of this book will give you that knowledge. From the library of Old House Journal. (19128) $75.00
[Architecture]. Nicholson, Peter. Principles of Architecture, volumes I and II of three-volume set containing the fundamental rules of the art, in geometry, arithmetic, and mensuration; with the application of those rules to practice, also the true method of drawing the ichnography and orthography of objects, geometrical rules for shadows, various examples of Grecian and Roman antiquities, and many useful and elegant ornaments with the rules for projecting them. London: J. Barfield, 1795 and 1797. First edition. Octavo (5.5"X8.5"); volume 1 pp. (4) + xi + (1) + xxi + (3) + 263, 58 engraved plates; volume 2 pp. viii + xi + (1) + 91 + (3), 46 engraved plates, plates all erratically numbered. All plates are present in both volumes. Volume I is devoted to geometry, arthithmetic and mensuration. Volume II is devoted to methods for describing arches and mouldings, drawing spiral lines, finding the ichnography and elevation of objects, and the projection of shadows. Both volumes signed neatly on front end paper by previous owner. Half leather, with marbled paper over boards. Good; cosmetic damage to backstrips, edges and corners worn, foxing in text block.
Principles of Architecture, volumes I and II
As with most of Nicholson's titles, very well written and illustrated and with great influence on the American architecture and building trades/professions. A third volume to the set was printed two years later, and is exceedingly scarce. (19138) $250.00
[Architectural History]. Boidi-Trotti, Giuseppe A. Corso Teorico-Pratico di Architettura Civile (Theoretical-Practical Course of Civil Architecture). Torino, Italy: Stabilimento Tipografico Carlo Accame, nd c. 1880s. First edition. Oblong folio (12"x16"), 46 full page plates. Text in Italian. Hard Cover. Very good.
Corso Teorico-Pratico di Architettura Civile (Theoretical-Practical Course of Civil Architecture)
Boidi-Trotti, Giuseppe A.
From what we can decipher from the Italian, this is a theoretical-practical course of civil architecture, that is the students' vignette containing the five orders of Giacomo Barozzi compared with the old and the modern, enriched with historical notions and aesthetic and critical observations on the same, problems and other examples and application exercises for the students' architecture in the application schools of engineers, architects, academies of fine arts, technical institutes, and schools of drawing day and evening. The author is commendatore Giuseppe A. Boidi-Trotti, professor of architecture and topographic design and machines at R. Professional Technical Institute of Turin at the Government Technical School Giovanni Plana, and the Twin Public School of Geometric Design and Applied Mechanics at the R. Hotel. (19137) $75.00
Complete Sweet's catalog - an amazing amount of trade literature in one volume. An early example of the definitive building products catalogue from the teens and twenties. Very scarce! While the cover has taken some hard knocks, the text block is in better than average condition for such a large volume. (19169) $325.00
[Architectural History]. Brown, Frank Chouteau and Frank A. Bourne, Herman V. Von Holst. Study of the Orders. Chicago, IL: American Technical Society, 1948. Revised. Octavo, pp. 367, indexed, illustrated with b/w drawings and photographs. Cloth over Boards. Very good in damaged DJ.
Study of the Orders
Brown, Frank Chouteau and Frank A. Bourne, Herman V. Von Holst
As long as the unrivaled beautify of classic architecture is appreciated and reproduced, a knowledge of the five Greco-Roman Orders is invaluable. This book offers a key to an understanding and rich appreciation of all the essential aspects of Greek and Roman styles. Plates that illustrate the methods of Vignola, Palladio, Buhlman, Machu and others supplement the text. (19117) $45.00
[Architectural History]. Feilden, Bernard M. Conservation of Historic Buildings. London: Butterworth Scientific, 1982. First edition. Quarto, pp. x, 472. Includes index and glossary of terms. Illustrated with b/w drawings and photographs. Hard Cover. Near Fine.
Conservation of Historic Buildings
Feilden, Bernard M.
The result of the lifetime's experience of one of the world's leading architectural conservators, the book comprehensively surveys the fundamental principles of conservation in their application to historic buildings, and provides the basic information needed by architects, engineers and surveyors for the solution of problems of architectural conservation in almost every climatic region of the world. This edition is organized into four complementary parts: in the first the structure of buildings is dealt with in detail; the second focuses attention on the causes of decay and the materials they affect; the third considers the practical role of the architect involved in conservation and rehabilitation; and the fourth discusses building repairs and special techniques. As well as being essential reading for architects and others concerned with conservation, many lay people with various kinds of responsibility for historic buildings will find this clearly written, jargon-free work a fruitful source of guidance and information. (19131) $55.00
[Windows]. Roche, Nessa. The Historical and Technical Development of the Sash and Case Window in Scotland Research Report. Edinburgh: Historic Scotland, 2001. Original edition. Quarto, pp. xi, 152, bibliography, glossary, illustrated with b/w photographs and drawings. Original Wraps. New.
The Historical and Technical Development of the Sash and Case Window in Scotland
The sash and case window was first introduced into Scotland in the seventeenth century, following the innovation of counterbalancing the load of the sashes with pulleys and weights. This book is the comprehensive guide to help 'read' Scottish sash and case windows and decipher the information they hold. (19139) $75.00
[Architecture]. Midwest Plan Service. Family Housing Handbook. Ames, IA: Midwest Plan Service, 1971. Original edition. Quarto, pp 74. b/w drawings with spot color. Color Pictorial Wraps, light blue. Very Good.
Family Housing Handbook
Midwest Plan Service, Ames, IA
The purpose of this handbook is to help people plan or select adequate, comfortable, functional, and satisfying housing for their families. Useful whether you intend to build a new house; remodel an existing house; buy or rent a house, apartment or manufactured home. Chapters on asssessing needs, evaluating floor plans, and in-depth examination of each room of the house (kitchen, dining, living, bed, bath, laundry, entry, basements, storage, etc). Many helpful and thoughtful suggestions. (19161) $50.00
[Architectural History]. Daley, Richard M. and Boyle, J. F. Jr. Converting Storefronts to Housing An Illustrated Guide. Chicago, IL: Department of Planning and Development, 1996. First edition. Quarto, pp. 88. Includes index and glossary of terms. Illustrated with b/w drawings and photographs. Original Wraps. Near Fine.
Converting Storefronts to Housing
Daley, Richard M. and Boyle, J. F. Jr
Thousands of storefronts stand vacant or underused along Chicago's 500 miles of commercial arteries, remnants of once-thriving neighborhood shopping districts of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Rehabbed into dwelling units, these former storefronts bolster a city's residential neighborhoods. This book includes chapters on shopping for the right storefront, discussion of the key conversion issues, and in-depth examination of five conversions. An interesting and entertaining read. (19134) $60.00
Scarce title in the U.S., this book was an influential architectural handbook in its day, shedding light on the building technology and practices of the 18th century. This is a nice copy of this rarity in a period half-leather binding over marbled boards. Complete with 8 plates, missing the title page and final page 367, otherwise a good, tight copy. (11869) $200.00
[Architectural History]. Stewart, John D., Richard Pieper, Michael J. Devonshire, Callie Langham, David A. Rosen, Marilyn A. Simon. The Schermerhorn Row Block: A Study in Nineteenth-Century Building Technology in New York City. Waterford, NY: New York State Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Bureau of Historic Sites, 1981. First edition. Quarto, pp. xviii, 283, appendices and bibliography. Illustrated with b/w drawings and photographs. Original wraps. Very good.
The Schermerhorn Row Block: A Study in Nineteenth-Century Building Technology in New York City
Stewart, John D., et. al.
Schermerhorn Row in lower Manhattan, built in 1810-1812, is one of the most significant examples of early nineteenth-century commercial architecture remaining in the nation. In the 1970s, the State of New York acquired title to the property and planned to locate the New York State Maritime Museum there. The Schermerhorn Row Documentation Project was formulated to identify features that would be retained and restored during the development of the museum, as well as to record those elements that would be sacrificed. This publication is a summary of that documentation project. (19129) $60.00
Hartnell was Managing Director of George Parnall Ltd. He gives sound advice on designing stylish shop fronts and presents examples of good practice, including Harrods, Austin Reed and Debenhams, also the shopping mall on the Queen Mary. An attractive book and uncommon. The author's introduction indicates that his book was published towards the end of World War II. (19143) $150.00
[Pattern Book]. Thornton, Rosemary. The Houses That Sears Built 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. Paperback. New.
The Houses That Sears Built
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. (19133) $25.00
Thornton, Rosemary and Wolicki, Dale Patrick
California's Kit Homes: A Reprint of the 1925 Pacific Ready-Cut Homes Catalog (signed by the author)
[Pattern Book]. Thornton, Rosemary and Wolicki, Dale Patrick . California's Kit Homes: A Reprint of the 1925 Pacific Ready-Cut Homes Catalog (signed by the author). Alton, IL: Gentle Beam Publications, 2004. First edition. Quarto, pp. 160, a reprint of the 1925 Pacific Ready-Cut Homes Catalog, richly illustrated in b/w. Color Pictorial Wraps, beige. New.
Following on the success of her first book on Sears Kit Houses, Rosemary Thornton now moves into new pastures with this modern reprint of an obscure hard-to-find but important kit house trade catalog. As popular as these houses were in their day, the related trade literature was not saved and is now relegated to the ranks of "collector's items." Rosemary Thornton and Dale Patrick Wolicki have done a service for architectural historians and kit homeowners alike with this reprint. Their passion and knowledge are inspiring. A "must have" for any kit house owner and fan of this architectural genre. (12887) $30.00
[Pattern Book]. Thornton, Rosemary. Finding the Houses that Sears Built; A Guide to the 60 Most Popular Designs. Alton, IL: Gentle Beam Publications, 2004. First printing. ISBN: 0971558825. Octavo, pp. 148, richly illustrated in b/w. Paperback. New.
Finding the Houses that Sears Built; A Guide to the 60 Most Popular Designs
Following on the success of her first book on Sears Kit Houses, Rosemary Thornton now takes the next step, focusing on the 60 most popular styles and studying them in further detail. Her passion and knowledge are inspiring. A "must have" for any Sears kit house owner and fan of the architectural genre. (19132) $25.00
Pacific Coast Designer, Pacific Grove, CA
The Pacific Coast Designer Modern Bungalows
[Pattern Book]. Pacific Coast Designer. The Pacific Coast Designer Modern Bungalows Architecture characteristic of the coast. Los Angeles, CA: George Rice & Sons., nd c. 1915. Original edition. Oblong quarto, pp. 108, illustrated with photographs of home exteriors (and some interiors), and b/w floor plans. Includes period advertisements for building materials and services. Light diagonal bend but displays well. Original Wraps. Very good.
This pattern book specialized in Swiss, Craftsman, Mission and other artistic types of architecture that were popular in California at the beginning of the 20th century. The floor plans are for residential homes, but there are some photographs of public buildings included. (19140) $195.00
Standard Homes Plan Service
Homes of Comfort, 3 Bedroom Plans With Kitchen-Family Room, C-56
[Pattern Book]. Standard Homes Plan Service. Homes of Comfort, 3 Bedroom Plans With Kitchen-Family Room, C-56. Raleigh, NC: Standard Homes Plan Service, Inc., 1965. Original edition. Quarto, pp 31. b/w photographs & floor plans on each page. Color Pictorial Wraps, light green/blue. Very Good+.
A nice collection of house plans and photographs for ranch homes,with a variety of exterior materials, roof lines, carports, and garages. Attractively illustrated and produced. (19159) $40.00
Fred T. Hodgson (Editor)
Hodgson's Practical Bungalows and Cottages
[Pattern Book]. Fred T. Hodgson (Editor). Hodgson's Practical Bungalows and Cottages Perspective Views and Floor Plans of One Hundred Twenty-five Low and Medium Priced Houses and Bungalows. Chicago, IL: Frederick J. Drake & Co., 1906. First edition. Small octavo, pp approx. 100+ b/w perspective renderings and floor plans on each page. Original Blue Cloth on Boards w/embossed design & lettering. Very good; back hinge has small interior split.
A very uncommon plan book of California style dwellings, designed in conjunction with the Montgomery Ward Company. Blueprints and specifications could be ordered for $5 to $10 and a modest bungalow could be built for $850 and a larger residence for $1200. (19165) $75.00
Standard Homes Plan Service
Homes of Today, 3 & 4 Bedroom Plans with Family & Dining Areas, B-56
[Pattern Book]. Standard Homes Plan Service. Homes of Today, 3 & 4 Bedroom Plans with Family & Dining Areas, B-56. Raleigh, NC: Standard Homes Plan Service, Inc., 1965. Original edition. Quarto, pp 31. b/w photographs & floor plans on each page. Color Pictorial Wraps, light blue. Very Good.
A varied selection of modest-sized mid-century ranch homes (1250-1450 square feet), most with brick exteriors and shutters. Nicely illustrated and described. (19160) $40.00
Standard Homes Plan Service
[Pattern Book]. Standard Homes Plan Service. Full Value Homes, E-56 Standardized and Simplified for Economy Construction. Raleigh, NC: Standard Homes Plan Service, Inc., nd c. 1965. Original edition. Quarto, pp 16. b/w photographs & floor plans on each page. Color Pictorial Wraps, dark blue on white. Very Good.
A collection of smaller homes (1000-1250 square feet),with features typical of mid-century ranch homes. Includes variation photographs, where you can see what the house looks like with different entryways, windows, carports, or finishing details. (19162) $35.00
Architects' Small House Service Bureau, Minneapolis, MN
[Architecture]. Architects' Small House Service Bureau. The Small Home: May 1925. Minneapolis, MN: ASHSB, Inc, 1925. First edition. Quarto, pp. 48. illustrated with b/w photographs and drawings. Color Decorated Wraps. Very good.
A group of Minnesota architects created the ASHSB in 1914 to provide a solution for the shortage of middle class housing in the U.S. By 1925, this monthly publication included articles on site design on small lots, building budgets, interior design, gardening, and other topics of practical concern for style conscious home owners on limited budgets. This particular issue includes articles on furniture, stone walls, wood paneling, weatherstripping windows, and oil heat, as well as eight floor plans. (19180) $75.00
Builders Plan Service Division, Ordan Publishing Company
[Pattern Book]. Builders Plan Service Division, Ordan Publishing Company. Homes of Distinction. La Porte, IN: Ordan Publishing Co., Inc., 1956. Original edition. Quarto, pp 48. b/w perspective renderings and floor plans on each page. Complimentary copy distributed by Ferguson Construction Company, Sidney, OH. Decorated Cardboard Covers. Very Good; mild foxing on cover.
Architect designed suburban homes - ranch styles, multi-level contemporaries, and split levels in a nicely illustrated plan book. Pencil sketches and detailed plans show the landscaping on the site. (19177) $50.00
|Construction Materials & Methods
[Building Trades]. Nicholson, Peter. The Mechanic's Companion, or the Elements and Practice of Carpentry, Joinery, Bricklaying, Masonry, Slaying, Plastering, Painting, Smithing, and Turning, comprehending the latest improvements and containing a full description of The Tools belonging to each branch of business; with copious directions for their use, and an explanation of the terms Used In Each Art; also an Introduction to Practical Geometry. Philadelphia: James Locken, 1832. pp 331, 40 plates by W. S. Barnard depict tools of the trade and instances of joinery, molding, staircases, and bricklaying. Foxing and page discoloration. Signed on front end paper by original owner. Full Leather with some scuffing. Good; front cover detached.
The Mechanic's Companion
Scarce first edition from 1831 is only available in two American institutions. This second edition is equally scarce. Chapters on slating, plastering, painting, smithing, turning, joinery, and carpentry. A wonderfully practical snapshot of the trades in the first half of the 19th century. (19118) $225.00
[Plumbing]. Kohler Co. Kohler of Kohler 75th Anniversary Plumbing Fixtures Catalog K48. Kohler, WI: Kohler Co., 1948. First edition. Quarto, pp. 144. Indexed, richly illustrated in b/w and color. Two price lists laid in: one for heating equipment (octavo, pp. 15, dated March 14, 1949); and one for plumbing fixtures (octavo, pp. 45, dated April 25, 1949). Blue Cloth over Boards. Very Good. No DJ as Issued.
Kohler of Kohler 75th Anniversary Plumbing Fixtures Catalog K48
Kohler Co., Kohler, WI
Scarce edition of this post-war plumbing fixture catalog with marvelous period illustrations. Includes an article on Kohler Village and numerous factory photos and drawings, as well as hundreds of product images. An interesting commemorative catalog. (19158) $75.00
[Doors]. William C. Scherer & Co. Sash Doors Blinds Mouldings Mantels &c. Baltimore, MD: William C. Scherer & Co., 1912. Original edition. Quarto, pp. 175. b/w line drawings, halftones and engravings throughout. Original Wraps. Very good.
Sash Doors Blinds Mouldings Mantels &c.
William C. Scherer & Co., Baltimore, MD
Marvelously illustrated trade catalog with extensive sections on doors, windows, moldings, porch spindles, shutters, mantels, store fronts and more. Many beautiful details to enjoy. (19167) $125.00
A beautiful and richly illustrated millwork catalog, with very high production values. The Carr, Ryder & Adams Co. had a very long and rich history in Dubuque as one of the area's major lumber mills, beginning in the 1860s and continuing today as a producer of aluminum windows and doors under the Andersen Corporation. This is a scarce, fine catalog. (19175) $95.00
The Kawneer Company, Niles, MI
Kawneer - Aluminum or Bronze Sealair Windows, Doors and Entrances; Architectural Metal Work
[Windows]. The Kawneer Company. Kawneer - Aluminum or Bronze Sealair Windows, Doors and Entrances; Architectural Metal Work. Niles, MI: Kawneer Co., 1939. Original edition. Quarto, pp 11. b/w drawings and photographs on each page. Order form laid-in. Decorated Wraps, blue. Good; small coffee stain in the text block on each page.
A very scarce mid-century trade publication depicting modern design applications of metal windows and architectural metal work in commercial and residential spaces. (19181) $75.00
Ful-Trim, Covina, CA
Ful-Trim Aluminum Commercial Windows: Projected, Top-Hinge, Casement, Sliding
[Windows]. Ful-Trim. Ful-Trim Aluminum Commercial Windows: Projected, Top-Hinge, Casement, Sliding. Covina, CA: Texas Aluminum Co., Inc., 1963. Original edition. Quarto, pp. 81 b/w perspective renderings, construction details and window type elevations. Three-hole punched pamphlet. Very Good.
A visually interesting, scarce windows catalog from the early 1960s. Full of cross-section drawings and great period renderings of large college, apartment and institutional buildings. (16184) $25.00
Truscon Steel Company, Youngstown, OH
Truscon Steel/Aluminum Windows and Hollow Metal Doors
[Windows]. Truscon Steel Company. Truscon Steel/Aluminum Windows and Hollow Metal Doors. Youngstown, OH: Republic Steel Corp., 1958. Original edition. Quarto, pp. 71. b/w photographs & construction details throughout. Color Wraps, gold. Very good.
Well delineated window installation details in wood frame, brick, and masonry construction, as well as clear renderings of the window types, hardware and accessories, makes this an invaluable trades piece. (18245) $50.00
[Windows]. Konzo, Seichi. Speaking of Windows Technical Note 16. Chicago, IL: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1984. First edition. 8 1/2" x 11" pp 32. Illustrated with b/w drawings. Staplebound Wraps with 3-ring binder holes. As New.
Speaking of Windows
Covers history of glass, measurement of window units, and nomenclature. The most comprehensive glossary of window types and terms we've ever seen. A lot of information in a compact form. (19155) $75.00
[Building Materials]. Elliott, Cecil D. Technics and Architecture The Development of Materials and Systems for Buildings. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1994. First paperback edition. ISBN: 0262550245. Quarto, pp. x, 467, bibliography, index, illustrated with b/w photographs and drawings. Original Wraps. New.
Technics and Architecture
Elliott, Cecil D.
In this richly illustrated history Cecil Elliott focuses on a neglected aspect of architecture, the technics of building form. Concentrating on developments in Europe and North America from the Industrial Revolution to the present, he surveys the ways in which new materials, methods, and systems were discovered and tested, and the ways in which they succeeded or failed. Elliott tells the story in two parts, first covering materials - in chapters on wood, masonry, terracotta, iron and steel, glass, cement, and reinforced concrete - and then systems - including lightning protection, sanitation, lighting, heating, air conditioning, elevators and escalators, fire protection, structural engineering, and acoustics. Each chapter begins with a review of the relevant classical and medieval technology, then focuses on developments over the past two centuries, including related business, political, scientific, or social events where these impinge on development or usage. (19154) $80.00
[Plastering]. Ashurst, John and Nicola. Mortars, Plasters & Renders (Practical Building Conservation, English Heritage Technical Handbook, Vol 3) (Practical Building Conservation, English Heritage Technical Handbook, ... English Heritage Technical Handbook, Vol 3). Hants, England: Gower Technical, 1988/1989. Second printing. ISBN: 0291397476. Small quarto, pp. xiii, 85; wonderfully illustrated with b/w drawings and photographs. Hardcover. New in new dustjacket.
Practical Building Conservation Volume 3: Mortars, Plasters & Renders
Ashurst, John and Nicola
Explores the use of lime, cements, mortars, rendering and plaster. It provides a detailed description of the use of hydraulic and non-hydraulic limes. Includes an analysis of traditional and modern mortar additives, a guide to external renderings, to gypsum plaster and to lime washes and lime paints. Techniques are illustrated with two case studies. (19146) $55.00
[Masonry]. McKee, Harley J. Introduction to Early American Masonry. Washington DC: National Historic Trust/Columbia Univeristy, 1973. First printing. Tall octavo, pp. 92, indexed, well illustrated with b/w photos & drawings. bibliography and index. Oversized Paperback. Fine.
Introduction to Early American Masonry
McKee, Harley J.
An important and scarce trade piece. Well suited for the advanced professional or graduate student in preservation. Hard to find today. (19164) $45.00
[Conservation]. Ashurst, John and Nicola. Wood, Glass & Resins (Practical Building Conservation, English Heritage Technical Handbook, Vol 5) (Practical Building Conservation, English Heritage Technical Handbook, ... English Heritage Technical Handbook, Vol 5). Hants, England: Gower Technical, 1988/1989. Second printing. ISBN: 029139776X. Small quarto, pp. xi, 114; wonderfully illustrated with b/w drawings and photographs. Hardcover. New in new dustjacket.
Practical Building Conservation Volume 5: Wood, Glass& Resins
Ashurst, John and Nicola
Examines the repair and treatment of timber and glass; a short chapter on the use of resins in conservation has also been added. The sections on wood analyze the problems of fungi, insects, and timber distortion and explore the use of substitute materials and finishes for external surfaces. Techniques for conservation of historic glass include an evaluation of cleaning methods, treatment of paint loss and how to protect glass from vandalism, breakage and the problems of variable climatic conditions. (19147) $55.00
[Restoration]. Chambers, J. Henry. Cyclical Maintenance for Historic Buildings. Washington DC: National Park Service, 1980/1976. Reprint. Small Quarto, pp. 125. Notes and Appendices. Illustrated with b/w drawings. Glossy Pictorial Wraps. Very Good.
Cyclical Maintenance for Historic Buildings
Chambers, J. Henry
A useful compendium of techniques and guidelines for the routine maintenance of historic buildings by the National Park Service Office of Archeology and Historic Preservation. Includes sections on preparing for maintenance and maintenance techniques for various building areas and features. An important reference for the preservationist. (15384) $15.00
[Windows]. Staveteig, Kaaren R. Maintenance and Repair of Historic Aluminum Windows (Preservation Tech Notes, Windows Number 22). Washington, D.C.: National Park Service, 2008. First edition. 8 1/2" x 11" pp 14. Illustrated with color photographs and technical drawings. Staplebound Wraps with 3-ring binder holes. As New.
Maintenance and Repair of Historic Aluminum Windows
Staveteig, Kaaren R.
This is the first time we've been able to offer anything on the maintenance and repair of historic aluminum windows. While aluminum windows are generally thought of as replacement windows, common since the 1970s, they actually appeared as early as the 1930s in buildings. Topics include early fabrication, early finishes, causes of deterioration, common problems, cleaning and common repairs. Several case studies are discussed, including the Raymond Hilliard Center in Chicago, and the US Department of Justice building in Washington DC. (19150) $30.00
Vieux Carre Commission, New Orleans, LA
Vieux Carre Masonry Maintenance Guidelines
[Masonry]. Vieux Carre Commission. Vieux Carre Masonry Maintenance Guidelines. New Orleans, LA: Vieux Carre Commission, 1980. Original edition. Quarto, pp 31. illustrated with b/w photographs. Original Wraps. As New.
The softness and erosion in New Orleanian brick led to a study of the masonry in the French Quarter, and documenting techniques for preservation, repair, prevention, and replacement. This manual documents the types of deterioration typically seen in this area, and makes recommendations for maintaining buildings in the entire Gulf Coast region of the United States. (19178) $60.00
[Masonry]. Mack, Robert C. AIA and Askins, James S. The Repointing of Historic Masonry Buildings. Downers Grove, IL: SERMAC, 1979. Original edition. Quarto, pp 22. b/w photographs and construction detail drawings. Staplebound Wraps. As New.
The Repointing of Historic Masonry Buildings
Mack, Robert C. AIA and Askins, James S.
Repointing is the process of removing deteriorated mortar from a masonry joint and replacing the old mortar with new, sound mortar. This information has been written to assist building owners and their restoration contractors understand the purposes, techniques, and potential problems of repointing historic masonry buildings. (19151) $55.00
Albert Grauer & Co., Detroit, MI
Bruner Sidewalk Lights - Skylight, Floor Lights, Sidewalk Lights - General Catalog 1913-1914
[Lighting]. Albert Grauer & Co. Bruner Sidewalk Lights - Skylight, Floor Lights, Sidewalk Lights - General Catalog 1913-1914. Detroit, MI: Albert Grauer & Co., 1914. First edition. 12 mo, pp. 24, illustrated with b/w photos & drawings. Staplebound Wraps. Very Good.
Bruner's experience in concrete and reinforced concrete gave him a decided advantage when experimenting in sidewalk light construction. From the beginning, architects and engineers recognized the vast superiority of this new departure over all other systems then in use. In this catalog, the work is explained with detail drawings and numerous illustrations. (5265) $65.00
[Conservation]. Richardson, Stanley A. Protecting Buildings How to Combat Dry Rot, Woodworm and Damp. London: David & Charles, 1977. Second impression. Octavo, pp. 156, index, bibliography, illustrated with b/w drawings and photographs. Hard Cover. As New in dust jacket.
Richardson, Stanley A.
This book is the result of a lifetime's experience in caring for buildings, and is straightforward, highly readable and enlivened with humorous anecdotes - about people as well as pests! For the uncertain householder who 'must get it fixed over the weekend,' or for the surveyor or architect responsible for a maintenance operation, here is information presented in a way that can be savoured as well as turned to practical account. (19135) $30.00
Hodgson, Fred T.
Concretes, Cements, Mortars, Plasters & Stucco
[Concrete & Cement]. Hodgson, Fred T. Concretes, Cements, Mortars, Plasters & Stucco How To Use And How To Prepare Them. Chicago. IL: Frederick J. Drake & Co., 1916. Third edition. 12 mo. pp 520, plus index, publisher's advertisements. b/w illustrations, three folding plates in excellent condition. Cloth over Boards w/ embossed cover.. Good; first few pages have been torn out; large stain on back cover.
A thorough, practical guide to using the above materials with a discussion of terms, tools, building methods and maintenance. Very useful for the builder and historic preservationist, a wealth of detailed information. (19166) $85.00
A catalog of the Rose tool line, which includes chisels, jointers, hammers, brick trowels, pointing trowels and much more. Contains detailed photos of tools on display in the store, and also a reprinted article from Hardware and Metal entitled "Winning the Tool Trade of Men Who Receive High Wages," which was written by the owner of W. Rose & Bros. An uncommon Pennsylvania trades catalog in very nice condition. (19111) $65.00
Hammacher, Schlemmer & Co., New York, NY
Hardware, Tools, and Supplies for Manufacturers, Individuals, and Institutions
[Hardware]. Hammacher, Schlemmer & Co. Hardware, Tools, and Supplies for Manufacturers, Individuals, and Institutions Catalogue No. 500. New York: Hammacher, Schlemmer & Co., (ca. 1915). Quarto, pp. 1112, indexed. End papers damaged but text block intact. Original green Cloth w/title on cover & spine, gilt design on cover. Good; binding worn and stained but intact.
Very scarce. Many tools, but also architectural hardware (clock spires, Morris Chair rods, exotic furniture feet, furniture pulls, etc). A visual hardware feast of over a thousand pages. From the library of preservationist Michael Lynch. (19124) $250.00
The Eller Mfg. Co., Canton, OH
Eller's Perfect-Fit Steel Ceilings: Catalog No. 25
[Metal]. The Eller Mfg. Co. Eller's Perfect-Fit Steel Ceilings: Catalog No. 25. Canton, OH: Eller Mfg. Co., 1924. First edition. Small quarto, pp. 138. Index and price list bound in. Illustrated on every page with detailed b/w photographs. Original Decorated Wraps. Very Good; small portion of backstrip torn away.
This beautiful early 20th century steel ceiling catalog contains many wonderful photographs of installation sites as well as the products themselves. Eller produced a variety of architectural metal goods, including stamped metal storefronts, rolled metal roofs, marquis, and specialty fixtures, some of which are shown in this scarce catalog. Beautiful inside and out, this is one of the nicest trade catalogs we've seen. (19119) $200.00
Edwards Manufacturing Co., Cincinnati, OH
Edwards Sheet Metal Products Catalog No. 71
[Metal]. Edwards Manufacturing Co. Edwards Sheet Metal Products Catalog No. 71. Cincinnati, OH: Edwards Manufacturing Co., 1925. First edition. Octavo, pp 96. Indexed, richly illustrated with b/w drawings and photos, some with spot color. Decorated Staplebound Wraps. Very good; cover and first few pages stained, but otherwise text block is clean and unmarked.
A wonderful trade catalog for the builder and small farmer, includes metal shingles and roofing materials in a variety of styles, patterned steel siding and corner finishes, gutters, livestock watering tanks and troughs, skylights, ventilators, steel ceilings, and outbuildings. Beautifully illustrated with b/w photos (some with spot color) and drawings. The images of their stamped sheet metal fronts are really wonderful. From "the largest makers of iron and steel roofing in the world". Very scarce. (19130) $175.00
Richards-Wilcox Manufacturing Co.
Richards-Wilcox Hardware for Modern Door-Ways: General Catalogue No. 45
[Hardware]. Richards-Wilcox Manufacturing Co. Richards-Wilcox Hardware for Modern Door-Ways: General Catalogue No. 45. Aurora, IL: Richards-Wilcox Manufacturing Co., 1927. First edition. Quarto, pp. 504, indexed, illustrated w/ b/w drawings and photographs. Original Wraps. Good; large stain on back cover; backstrip is worn but intact.
Comprehensive illustrated selection of pocket doors, folding partition doors, elevator doors, trolley tracks and switches, shutter hardware, and much more, from the library of preservationist Michael Lynch. Catalog illustrations of garage doors are especially striking, as contemporary automobiles are frequently included. (19121) $150.00
Manchester Iron Works, St. Louis, MO
Architectural, Structural, Ornamental Iron and Steel;
[Iron]. Manchester Iron Works. Architectural, Structural, Ornamental Iron and Steel; Catalog A. St. Louis, MO: Manchester Iron Works, 1916. First printing. Oblong octavo (10 X 6 1/2), pp. 64, indexed, well illustrated. Original Wraps. Very Good.
Featuring many different types of ornamental ironwork (grills, railings, stairs, benches, chimney braces, store front columns, etc). A lovely trade piece. (924) $100.00
Columbia Iron and Wire Works Company, Canton, OH
Catalogue No. 10: Iron Work for the Sidewalk
[Metal]. Columbia Iron and Wire Works Company. Catalogue No. 10: Iron Work for the Sidewalk Contents: Sidewalk Doors, Coal Hole Covers and Rims, Area Grates, Area Rails, Sidewalk and Floor Ventilators, Grade Line Coal Chutes. Canton, OH: The Manual Arts Press, nd c. 1915. First edition. Octavo, pp 12, illustrated with b/w drawings and halftones. Staplebound Wraps. Very good.
An unusual catalog; we've never seen this one before. A nice example of a very specific product line. (19149) $75.00
Morley Brothers, Saginaw, MI
Morley Brothers Catalog No. 11
[Hardware]. Morley Brothers. Catalog No. 11 Wholesale Jobbers and Manufacturers of Hardware, Cutlery, Sportsmen's Supplies, Mill Supplies, Lumbering Tools, Rolling Shelf Ladders, Stoves and Ranges, Paints, Oils and Varnishes, Iron, Steel and Metals, Harness, Saddlery and Horse Collars. Saginaw, MI: Morley Brothers, 1920. Quarto, pp. 1786, tabbed index. Illustrated with many b/w drawings and several color sections (Congoleum flooring, alabastine paint chips, and more). "Morley Brothers" written in black on the red fore edges of the book. Cloth over Boards. Very good.
This is a comprehensive catalog! Nearly 1,800 pages, filled with illustrations of all sorts of hardware and supplies, including the mundane (windows, fencing, tools, appliances, etc) to the unusual (hammocks, trout flies, bicycles, boat anchors, catchers' masks and mitts, etc). It's a challenge to think of something they didn't carry! From the library of preservationist Michael Lynch. (19125) $275.00
Alcoa Aluminum Company, Pittsburgh, PA
An Aluminum Sloop and an Aluminum Yacht: Lot of 2
[Metal]. Alcoa Aluminum Company. An Aluminum Sloop and an Aluminum Yacht: Lot of 2. Pittsburgh, PA: Alcoa Aluminum Company, 1937. First edition. 10.75" x 13.75" advertisement by Alcoa Aluminum, suitable for framing; plus Nov/Dec 2018 issue of Maine Boats Homes and Harbors magazine. Original Wraps. As New.
In 1937, an aluminum sloop sailed by Harold Vanderbilt won the America's Cup. Alcoa Aluminum made the plates that formed the hull of the boat, and they proudly featured the sloop in this period advertisement. Packaged with the ad is the latest issue of "Maine Boats Homes and Harbors" magazine, which has an article in it about the first yacht made from aluminum, the Whistler, in 1939. The aluminum for that yacht's construction was also provided by Alcoa. (19182) $30.00
Brownell, Adon H.
Hardware Age Builders' Hardware Handbook
[Hardware]. Brownell, Adon H. Hardware Age Builders' Hardware Handbook. Philadelphia: Chilton, 1956. First edition. Quarto, pp. 234, indexed, richly illustrated w/ b/w drawings. Cloth over Boards. Very Good in Good DJ.
Extremely comprehensive, with hundreds of line drawings, showing all manner of hardware applications. Well documented. (12135) $65.00
Ashurst, John and Nicola
Practical Building Conservation Volume 4: Metals
[Metal]. Ashurst, John and Nicola. Metals (Practical Building Conservation, English Heritage Technical Handbook, Vol 4) (Practical Building Conservation, English Heritage Technical Handbook, ... English Heritage Technical Handbook, Vol 4). Hants, England: Gower Technical, 1988/1989. Second printing. ISBN: 0291397484. Small quarto, pp. xiii,129; wonderfully illustrated with b/w drawings and photographs. Hardcover. New in new dustjacket.
Covers the cleaning, repair and maintenance of metals. It examines the properties of metals, the corrosion processes leading to their deterioration, and the techniques for managing these problems. There are detailed chapters on cast iron, traditional copper roofing, outdoor bronze sculpture, lead sheet roofing, and lead and zinc sculpture. (19144) $55.00
National Manufacturing Co.
Builders' Hardware Catalog for 1915
[Hardware]. National Manufacturing Co. Builders' Hardware Catalog for 1915. Sterling, IL: National Manufacturing Co., 1915. First printing. Quarto, pp. 88. Indexed. b/w illustrations on each page. Original Wraps. Very good.
Scarce trade piece, featuring such commercial hardware as doorhangers, sash locks and lifts, ornamental door/cabinetry hardware, etc. From the library of preservationist Michael Lynch. (19122) $80.00
Edwards, Jay D. and Tom Wells
[Hardware]. Edwards, Jay D. and Tom Wells. Historic Louisiana Nails Aids to the Dating of Old Buildings. Baton Rouge, LA: Geoscience Publications, 1993. First edition. Octavo, pp. 156, index, bibliography, illustrated with b/w drawings and photographs. Original Wraps. As New.
The most comprehensive study of historic American nails yet published. A useful tool for dating buildings that lack documentary evidence of their age. (19136) $75.00
Gayle, Margot and David W. Look; John G. Waite
Metals in America's Historic Buildings
[Metal]. Gayle, Margot and David W. Look; John G. Waite. Metals in America's Historic Buildings Uses and Preservation Treatments. Washington DC: U.S. Dept. of the Interior, Heritage Conservation and Recreation Service, Technical Preservation Services Division, 1992. First edition. Quarto, pp. 168. Includes Notes and Bibliography. Richly illustrated with b/w photos. Decorated Wraps, Gold. Near Fine.
An excellent, practical guide to the preservation of architectural metalwork. Part I is "A Historical Survey of Metals" by Margot Gayle and David W. Look. Part II is the extensive "Deterioration and Methods of Preserving Metals" by John G. Waite. We also have many of the technical titles listed in the extensive bibliography in our inventory. (19123) $45.00
Brown, B. Floyd and others (Editors)
Corrosion and Metal Artifacts
[Metal]. Brown, B. Floyd and others (Editors). Corrosion and Metal Artifacts A Dialogue Between Conservators and Archaeologists and Corrosion Scientists. Washington, D.C.: National Bureau of Standards, 1977. First edition. Quarto, pp 244. Illustrated with b/w and color photographs. Original Wraps. Very good; signed by previous owner neatly on the cover.
This book is the formal report of the proceedings of the seminar on Corrosion and Metal Artifacts. The volume contains the tutorial lectures on the aspects of corrosion science and engineering of relevance to conservators and archaeologists and, background lectures which are addressed to corrosionists with activities and problems in the conservation of metallic artistic artifacts. The report also contains the full discussion of the structured questions distributed before the meeting, and a list of the attendees. (19156) $75.00
Through The Ages; May, 1926 to April 1927
(bound volume of 12 issues)
National Association of Marble Dealers, Baltimore, MD
[Stone]. National Association of Marble Dealers. Through The Ages; May, 1926 to April 1927 (bound volume of 12 issues). Baltimore, MD: National Assoc. of Marble Dealers, 1926. First edition. Quarto, each issue about 65 pp. Illustrated with b/w photographs. Trade advertisements in the back. Half-Leather. Very good; cover soiled.
An outstanding collection of articles on the use of marble in buildings and gardens, including stores, churches, and landmarks such as the public library in Washington, D.C., the Elks National Headquarters in Chicago, and New York City Hall. Excellent images of building facades, interior spaces, ornamentation and much more. Very uncommon! (19176) $250.00
Slate in the United States
Dale, T. Nelson and others
[Slate]. Dale, T. Nelson and others. Slate in the United States Bulletin 586. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1914. First edition. Quarto, pp. 220, index, bibliography, glossary. Includes 26 plates, five of which are folding maps in as-new condition. Original Wraps. Very good; mild ex-library; backstrip starting to split.
A thorough and very scarce treatise on American slate: its origin, structure, economic geology, chemistry, plus a description of 17 states' slate deposits. Nicely illustrated with b/w photographs and drawings. (19114) $55.00
Standard Specifications for Interior Marble Work
National Association of Marble Dealers, Cleveland, OH
[Stone]. National Association of Marble Dealers. Standard Specifications for Interior Marble Work. Cleveland, OH: National Association of Marble Dealers, 1926. First edition. Quarto, pp. 9 plus 42 full page b/w plates. Embossed boards. Very Good.
This book was issued as an explanatory measure for composing a specification for interior marble, in the best style adopted by the trade and in fair consideration to the purchaser and marble contractor. Very scarce; we've never seen this one before. (19157) $150.00
Practical Building Conservation Volume 2: Brick, Terracotta & Earth
Ashurst, John and Nicola
[Brick]. Ashurst, John and Nicola. Brick, Terracotta & Earth (Practical Building Conservation, English Heritage Technical Handbook, Vol 2) (Practical Building Conservation, English Heritage Technical Handbook, ... English Heritage Technical Handbook, Vol 2). Hants, England: Gower Technical, 1988/1989. Second printing. ISBN: 0291397468. Small quarto, pp. xiii,126; wonderfully illustrated with b/w drawings and photographs. Hardcover. New in new dustjacket.
Covers the control of damp and the repair and maintenance of brick, clay and earth structures. The book investigates the causes of damp, methods of mortar analysis and their advantages and disadvantages, and gives a guide to poimting stone and brick work. Detailed sections on the repair and maintenance of bricks; terracotta and faience; cob, chalk mud, pise and clay lump; earth floors; and daub. (19145) $55.00
Practical Building Conservation Volume 1: Stone Masonry
Ashurst, John and Nicola
[Stone]. Ashurst, John and Nicola. Stone Masonry (Practical Building Conservation, English Heritage Technical Handbook, Vol 1) (Practical Building Conservation, English Heritage Technical Handbook, ... English Heritage Technical Handbook, Vol 1). Hants, England: Gower Technical, 1988/1989. Second printing. ISBN: 029139745X. Small quarto, pp. xiii, 100; wonderfully illustrated with b/w drawings and photographs. Hardcover. New in new dustjacket.
Covers the repair and maintenance of stone. The book deals with diagnosing problems, routine maintenance, repair and replacement of all types of stone structures. Controlling organic growth is included as well as methods of grouting. Detailed sections explain the methods of repairing with mortar, masonry cleaning and its long term effects, and how to clean and treat marble and limestone. The authors analyze the effects of masonry consolidants and colorless water repellent treatments. (19148) $55.00
Working with Slate Roofs
[Slate]. Ballard, Candace. Working with Slate Roofs. Canada: Heritage Canada Foundation, 1984. First edition. Quarto, pp. 61, glossary of terms, bibliography, 9-page Vermont Slate advertisement bound in. Illustrated with b/w photos and drawings. Original Wraps. As New.
This report compiles information both past and present concerning all aspects of slate roofing in order to present a comprehensive review of the advantages and problems of slate roofs. Most of the construction details are taken from the National Slate Association's "Slate Roofs." This information has been combined with photographs of slate roofs which clearly define the concepts referred to in the text. (19141) $65.00
The Slate Book : How to Design, Specify, Install and Repair a Slate Roof
Stearns, Brian; Stearns, Alan; and Meyer, John
[Slate]. Stearns, Brian; Stearns, Alan; and Meyer, John. The Slate Book : How to Design, Specify, Install and Repair a Slate Roof. Stowe, VT: Vermont Slate & Copper Services, 1998. First printing. Quarto, pp 208, indexed. Hundreds of construction drawings and details. Bibliography. Color Pictorial Wraps. As New.
Finally, a book about slate roofing that is complete and up to date. This book is the most important tool for a slate roof project. Written for owners, architects, engineers, specifiers, installers and consultants, this book establishes a basis for communication and understanding for all parties. Addressed are issues such as estimating the cost of a slate roof, material handling, venting a slate roof, installing slate on cones and eyebrow dormers, the use of Ice and Water Shield, and many more topics never before written about in relation to slate roofing. Included is an entire section devoted to maintenance, repair and troubleshooting of existing slate roofs. (19142) $40.00
Principles of Brick Engineering
Plummer, Harry C. and Reardon, Leslie J.
[Masonry]. Plummer, Harry C. and Reardon, Leslie J. Principles of Brick Engineering Handbook of Design. Washington DC: Structural Clay Products Institute, 1939. First edition. Octavo. pp 400, indexed, glossary of terms. illustrated with b/w photographs and technical diagrams. Previous owner wrote some calculations on front end paper. Cloth over Boards. Very good.
This book attempts to correlate the extensive research conducted on plain and reinforced brick masonry. Excellent technical reference book, good especially for the tradesman or architect. (19110) $20.00
Brunskill, Ronald and Alec Clifton-Taylor
[Masonry]. Brunskill, Ronald and Alec Clifton-Taylor. Brickwork. London: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1982. First paperback edition. Octavo, pp. 160, indexed, richly illustrated in 150 b/w photos & 60 diagrams, surveys history of English brickwork throughout the centuries, includes glossary. Paperback. Very Good.
A thorough survey of English brickwork through the centuries, including manufacturing and building techniques, patterns, and the development of brickwork styles. A useful reference on the subject. (19113) $20.00
Architectural Structural and Monumental Stones of Minnesota
Thiel, George A.; Dutton, Carl E.
[Stone]. Thiel, George A.; Dutton, Carl E. Architectural Structural and Monumental Stones of Minnesota. Minneapolis, MN: The University of Minnesota Press, 1935. First edition. Octavo, pp 160, indexed, bibliography. 12 Color plates of granite and dolomite samples. 78 b/w images, including photographs, maps, drawings, and diagrams. Illustrated frontispiece (b/w rendering of the Bell Telephone Company Building). Original Cloth on Boards, burgundy. Very Good+; original owner wrote his name inside front cover.
An extremely scarce study of the stone industry in Minnesota which began with the quarrying of limestone in the early 1800's. This volume covers rock compositions, classifications & history, properties, preparation for building purposes, and has individual chapters discussing granites, and a separate chapter for marbles and limestones. An absolutely invaluable resource and one of the nicest books on this subject we've seen! (19112) $150.00
|Paints, Finishes and Color Theory
International Association of Master Painters and Decorators
Painting and Decorating Working Methods
[Paint]. International Association of Master Painters and Decorators. Painting and Decorating Working Methods, a Textbook for Apprentice, Journeyman, Housepainter, Decorator. New York: Theo. Audel & Co., 1922/1944. Second edition-reprinted. Octavo, pp. xii, 294, illustrated by b/w photos & drawings, with color chip chart and 7-page publisher's catalog bound in. Original Cloth. Near Fine.
This book is intended to be a simple, orderly and progressive writing of the complete information needed to accomplish each class of work in the training of house painters and decorators, and its objective is to assist in the making of thoroughly trained, capable and reliable journeymen. Attractively illustrated and scarce in this condition. (19120) $45.00
Century of Color: Exterior Decoration for American Buildings, 1820-1920 (with the original and elusive color chart laid in)
Moss, Roger W.
[Exteriors]. Moss, Roger W. Century of Color: Exterior Decoration for American Buildings, 1820-1920 (with the original and elusive color chart laid in). Watkins Glen, NY: Amer Life Foundation, 1981. First edition. ISBN: 0892570512. Octavo, pp. 108, indexed, illustrated in color. Oversized Paperback. Very Good.
Very important, practical study. Includes the elusive color card. Important for anyone interested in authentic coloration. (19171) $55.00
Paint it Bright! Paint it Right!
Alcoa Albron Aluminum Company, Pittsburgh, PA
[Paint]. Alcoa Albron Aluminum Company. Paint it Bright! Paint it Right! How to Choose and Use Correct Aluminum Paints. Pittsburgh, PA: Alcoa Albron Aluminum Company, nd c. 1950. First edition. Octavo, pp. 23. Illustrated with b/w drawings with spot color. 4-page list of manufacturers laid in. Original Wraps. As New.
Alcoa Albron offered aluminum metal and masonry paint; aluminum house paint; and aluminum enamel for interior use. This brochure illustrates many suggested uses, and answers many frequently asked questions about this unusual paint, made with flakes of aluminum in the formula that formed a metallic, tough barrier against weather and wear. (19179) $30.00
Color and Design in the Decorative Arts
[Decorative Arts]. Burris-Meyer, Elizabeth. Color and Design in the Decorative Arts. New York: Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1935. First edition. Octavo, pp. xx, 572, indexed, illustrated with b/w drawings and photographs. Paint color chips are complete and in very good condition. Signed on the front end paper by a previous owner. Cloth over Boards. Very Good.
This book has three aims: first, to foster interest in color and design; second, to arrive at a real knowledge of the history and uses of color and design; and third, to inspire and foster in the American merchant an appreciation of the use of color and design. Chapters on interior and exterior display, and lighting the home and the store, are of particular interest. Very scarce in the first edition. (19172) $55.00
This is Fashion
[Decorative Arts]. Burris-Meyer, Elizabeth. This is Fashion. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1943. First edition. Quarto, pp. vii, 409, indexed, illustrated with b/w drawings and color samples. Color samples are complete and in very good condition. Bookplate on the front end paper from a previous owner. Cloth over Boards. Very Good; no dust jacket.
Excellent compendium, with bibliography, of fashion history; it includes not only what was worn, when and by whom, but where things were worn and why -- paralleling development of men's attire as well as women's. A chronological arrangement of pictures and running text is followed by rapid surveys of the periods and personalities, with chapters on fashion trends and significant innovations, color, accessories, fabrics, cosmetics and coiffures, home furnishings -- an interesting overall picture of the changes, fluctuations, elaborations and adaptations of clothing from the Egyptian to the present. An essential tool for fashion classes, stage, film, costume, design; for library shelves and school and college reference shelves. (19174) $55.00
An Introduction to Color
Evans, Ralph M.
[Color]. Evans, Ralph M. An Introduction to Color. New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1948. First edition. Octavo, pp. 340, indexed, illustrated with 15 color plates, numerous b/w illustrations and graphics. Original owner stamped his name inside the front and back cover, and handwrote some notes on the front and back end papers. Some pencil marks in the text block. Original Cloth, tan boards with red and black titles. Very Good in edgeworn dust jacket.
The first work to cover the combined effects of the properties of colored light, the properties of vision, and the action of the mind in interpreting color. A ranking researcher at Eastman Kodak, Evans focuses on the physical bases of light and color, their measurement, and their use in photography and art. (19173) $25.00
House Paints, 1900-1960
Standeven, Harriet A. L.
[Paint]. Standeven, Harriet A. L. House Paints, 1900-1960 History and Use. Los Angeles, CA: Getty Conservation Institute, 2011. First edition. Quarto, pp. vii, 147, indexed. Original Wraps. New.
These paints are encountered by conservators in a wide range of areas of 20th century cultural heritage, and not just those dealing with painted door frames or architectural finishes. Although the author discusses many such areas, perhaps the most surprising is the widespread use of house paints by modern artists, including Pablo Picasso. This volume provides a historical account of the development of the American and British house paint industries in the first half of the 20th century, and chapters include traditional oil-based paints, traditional water paints, nitrocellulose lacquers, oleoresinous paints, emulsion paints, and conservation. A professional and thorough study of house paints. (19152) $60.00
Hess's Paint Film Defects
Hamburg, H. R. and Morgans, W. M.
[Paint]. Hamburg, H. R. and Morgans, W. M. Hess's Paint Film Defects Their Causes and Cure. London: Chapman and Hall, 1979. Third edition. ISBN: 0412138808. Octavo, pp. xiv, 504, indexed, illustrated with numerous photographs showing examples of defects. Hard Cover. New in dust jacket.
Defects in paints designed for all purposes are discussed - decorative, protective, industrial, marine - in conjunction with various methods of application and a wide range of common substrates. The treatment of causes and remedies is presented against a background of basic paint technology, essential for complete understanding of the behavior of paint films. Topics include drying mechanisms, corrosion-inhibiting pigments, and marine antifouling compositions. (19153) $45.00
Artists' Pigments Volume 3
Fitzhugh, Elisabeth West
[Paint]. Fitzhugh, Elisabeth West. Artists' Pigments Volume 3 A Handbook of Their History and Characteristics. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997. First edition. Octavo, pp. xxii, 364, indexed, color and b/w illustrations. Pictorial Boards. As New.
An encyclopedic reference about artists' pigments, for the practicing artist, art historian, conservator, or connoisseur. Learn about a pigment's color, hiding power, lightfastness, toxicity, compatibility; learn how to determine what is original, repair damages, and how to compensate for missing portions of a painted surface; learn the history of manufacture and use of pigments in order to authenticate and date artworks. (18917) $35.00