Selected Titles for December 2020
With this early December newsletter, we're ringing in the New Year, and none too soon for me.

2020 has been a tough year, both professionally and personally. My first photo this month is of me with daughters Kim and Steph from a couple of Thanksgivings ago. This year's turkey celebration was a FaceTime call with the girls and a plate of leftovers! And on this Thanksgiving relic, you can at least see our faces. But it seems that only yesterday the girls looked quite different, and the second shot sets forth!

As you may recall from the November newsletter, I am the lucky recipient of a young male cat ... kitten, actually; Hank is only 3 years old. He's settling in and likes to help around the shop. Daughter Stephanie took me along, to get a tree; as you can see, I got a small one. I needed to be sure it was small enough for Hank to knock over!
The offerings this holiday season include a number of old standards, in giftworthy condition. Among the new arrivals are a couple of sensational pieces.

As always, we wish you a happy holiday season and happy browsing! -- Steve
New Arrivals
1.
Ornamente Alter Schmiedeneeisen [Ornaments of Old Wrought Iron]
Gerlach, Martin
[Wrought Iron]. Gerlach, Martin. Ornamente Alter Schmiedeneeisen [Ornaments of Old Wrought Iron]. Vienna: Gerlach & Schenk, nd c. 1895. First edition. Folio, originally 50 plates, but missing 8 plates (numbers 2, 19, 23, 35, 41 , 48, 49, 50); plus two plates that were not originally part of this publication.Those two collotype plates are numbered 1 and 7, and feature two wrought iron works published by George Gilbers in Dresden. Text in German. Cloth over Boards Portfolio with Loose Plates. Good; moderate backstrip and edgewear; cloth ties missing.

An attractive survey of European wrought iron ornaments. Rare; we haven't had this one before. (20162)   $110.00
2.
Wall Paper Sample Book No. 1
S. Z. Goldberg, Boston, MA
[Wallpaper]. S. Z. Goldberg. Wall Paper Sample Book No. 1. Boston, MA: S. Z. Goldberg, 1915. Original edition. Folio (16"x18.5") Cloth spine with textured paper cover; gilt lettering. Good; pages are very fragile, some closed tears.

Over 75 wallpaper samples, including half-page borders that coordinate with a full-page sample. Samples range from florals in pastel pinks and light blue, to dramatic dark green and brown styles so popular in Victorian parlors. (20156)   $145.00
3.
B. A. Cook & Co. Wall Paper Sample Book
B. A. Cook & Co., Fitchburg, MA
[Wallpaper]. B. A. Cook & Co. B. A. Cook & Co. Wall Paper Sample Book. Fitchburg, MA: B. A. Cook & Co., nd c. 1915. Original edition. Folio (18"x18") Cloth spine with textured paper cover; gilt lettering. Good; spine cloth is torn; some water damage to cover and a few internal pages; some edge chipping and closed tears to pages.

Over 75 wallpaper samples; very unusual and vivid! These wallpapers encompass a broad range of colors, from soft neutrals to bright florals with metallic embellishments. (20155)   $145.00
4.
Learning from Las Vegas
Venturi, Robert, Denise Scott Brown and Steven Izenour
[Urban Studies]. Venturi, Robert, Denise Scott Brown and Steven Izenour. Learning from Las Vegas. Cambridge: MIT Press, 1972. First edition. Folio, pp. 188, illustrated with color and b/w photographs. Green Cloth over Boards w/ color photograph, gilt lettering. Very Good; no Dust Jacket.

Architecture and iconography of the famed commercial strip of the gambling mecca, description, theory and summary of work of Venturi and Rauch. A book that has attained cult status. Quite scarce in first edition. (20139)   $250.00
5.
Elevator Enclosures and Cars: Architectural Iron and Bronze
W. S. Tyler Company, Cleveland, OH
[Elevators/Escalators]. W. S. Tyler Company. Elevator Enclosures and Cars: Architectural Iron and Bronze Catalog No. 44. Cleveland, OH: W. S. Tyler Company, 1919. First edition. Quarto, pp. 128, indexed, illustrated with b/w and color drawings and architectural specification drawings. Cloth over Boards. Very Good.

Throughout the book, each component part of the enclosure is treated and illustrated in a separate section. The color plates show the components assembled into complete designs. The merits and application of the different components are briefly described in the text preceding each section. Rare and desirable. (20137)   $500.00
6.
The American House Carpenters' and Joiners' Assistant
Gould, Lucius D.
[Carpentry]. Gould, Lucius D. The American House Carpenters' and Joiners' Assistant
 being a new and easy system of lines, founded on geometrical principles, for cutting every description of joints, and for framing the most difficult roofs, to which is added a complete treatise on mathematical instruments. Also, mensuration, tables of the weights and cohesive strength of the several materials used in the construction of buildings, &c. New York: Daniel Burgess & Co., 1853. First edition. Quarto, pp. 136, plus 44 plates (1 missing, #43). Signed by two previous owners in pencil inside front cover, in 1853 and 1890. Full Leather. Fair; back cover detached, heavy soiling and stains, some tears.

The object of this work is to furnish house carpenters with the practical directions necessary to find the lines for cutting every description of joint, as well as for framing the most difficult roofs, according to an easy system, new at the time, founded on accurate geometrical principles. The author also presents tables of the weight and cohesive strength of the different materials used in the construction of buildings, as well as the weight required to crush them. The author acknowledges that the works of Peter Nicholson and Thomas Tredgold were consulted in the preparation of this volume. Hitchcock only notes one copy of this 1853 first edition, at Harvard. (20176)   $125.00
Architecture and History
7.
New Hampshire Beautiful
Nutting, Wallace
[New England]. Nutting, Wallace. New Hampshire Beautiful illustrated by the author with pictures covering all the counties in New Hampshire. Garden City, NY: Garden City Publishing Co., 1923/37. Second edition. Octavo, pp. 256, illustrated with b/w photographs and line drawings. Part of the States Beautiful Series. Gift inscription from 1937 inside front cover in ink. Cloth over Boards. Very Good in Very Good DJ.

From the picturesque crags of the White Mountains down the majestic rivers to the shores where the Atlantic tumbles at the rocks and sands of Portsmouth, ever changing vistas accent the pastoral peace of an old-world countryside. Here the genius of Dr. Nutting finds full scope. His discerning eye picks out each picturesque detail that enriches the landscape, and his photographic skill makes permanent record of it. (20172)   $25.00
8.
Massachusetts Beautiful
Nutting, Wallace
[New England]. Nutting, Wallace. Massachusetts Beautiful illustrated by the author with pictures covering all the counties in Massachusetts. Garden City, NY: Garden City Publishing Co., 1923/35. Second edition. Octavo, pp. 302, indexed, illustrated with b/w photographs and line drawings. Part of the States Beautiful Series. Cloth over Boards. Very Good in tattered DJ.

Dr. Nutting has interpreted the spirit of his native state with perfect sympathy. Not only the delights of its vistas but the cool charm of its rare old houses, with their lovely interiors, their ample kitchens, and graceful balustrades, all appear in these carefully selected scenes. An artist with an eye for beauty and a genius with the camera, probably no one other than Dr. Nutting could have given us such a happy conception of Massachusetts as this book presents. (20168)   $25.00
9.
Souvenir of a Century of Progress International Exposition 1933
Chicago World's Fair
[Chicago World's Fair]. Chicago World's Fair. Souvenir of a Century of Progress International Exposition 1933. Chicago, IL: Chicago World's Fair, 1933. First edition. Oblong octavo, pp. 32, with "art colortone" illustrations by postcard giant Curt Teich & Company. Staplebound Wraps. Very Good; some scrapes to back cover.

The exposition took place in Chicago in 1933 to celebrate the city's 100th birthday. Chicago started as a small hamlet of a few homes clustered around Fort Dearborn in 1833, and rose to be America's second largest city in 1933, and the fair showcased advancements in science and industry. This pamphlet highlighted buildings that held exhibits featured in the fair, such as Fort Dearborn, the Hall of Science, Dairy Building, the Electrical Group, the Lincoln Group (replicas of buildings related to Abraham Lincoln), Sky Ride, Golden Temple of Jehol, and many more. A map of all the structures is printed inside the back cover. (20157)   $30.00
10.
The House More Liveable
American Telephone & Telegraph Company, New York, NY
[American]. American Telephone & Telegraph Company. The House More Liveable. New York: New York Telephone Co., nd ca 1926. Original edition. Small octavo, pp 20, np. Illustrated title page, two toned illustrations (orange/black), floor plans, drawings and b/w photographs throughout. Pictorial Stock Wraps, orange. Very Good.

An absolutely charming advertisement for personal telephones in residential settings with historic photographs of husband, wife and servants in den, kitchen, and various other rooms of the house. It includes floor plans and perspective drawings of several architect designed homes including one by Frank J. Forster, a popular 1920's designer. This is a very uncommon and delightful piece. (20148)   $80.00
11.
The Acanthus Leaf Applied to the Various Styles
Lindenberg, Herman
[Ornamentation]. Lindenberg, Herman. The Acanthus Leaf Applied to the Various Styles 20 Gelatine Plates from Originals. New York: A. Gerbel, 1903. First edition. Folio, missing plate 1, plates marked with ink in top left corner; other ex-library markings. Unbound. Good; title page reinforced with tape, plates have chipping edges; only remnants of the cover survive.

Examples of the acanthus leaf in Gothic, Greek, Moorish, Florentine, Byzantine, and many other styles. Scarce. (20147)   $75.00
12.
Shaw's Civil Architecture
Shaw, Edward
[Architectural History]. Shaw, Edward. Shaw's Civil Architecture being a complete theoretical and practical system of building, containing the fundamental principles of the art, and illustrated by eighty-two copperplate engravings. Boston: John P. Jewett and Company, 1856. Tenth edition. Quarto, pp. 191, illustrated with b/w engravings, with glossary of architectural terms, technical terms used in masonry and building, and Rules of Work (originally adopted by the carpenters of the city of Boston in 1774 and revised in 1800). One plate detached but present. Quarter leather with gilt illustrated and embossed cloth over boards. Very Good; moderate edge and corner wear.

Hitchcock 1146. The "rules of work" at the end of the book constituted the accepted "prices of carpenter work" and give a wonderful snapshot of the real work of the building trades in early America. (19232)   $225.00
13.
Southern California
McGroarty, John Steven
[Western US]. McGroarty, John Steven. Southern California: Comprising the counties of Imperial, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, Ventura. Los Angeles: Southern California Panama Expositions Commission, 1914. First edition. Octavo, pp. 263, profusely illustrated w/ duotone photographs. Original Wraps. Near Fine in box w/ torn corners.

John Steven McGroarty was a poet, Los Angeles Times columnist, West Coast Magazine editor, and an author who also served two terms as a Democratic Congressman from California. This book illustrates his love for his state, its industry, and its architecture. Beautifully illustrated. Extremely scarce, in this condition and in the original box. (8127)   $60.00
14.
Forensic Structural Engineering Handbook
Ratay, Robert T.
[Structural Engineering]. Ratay, Robert T. Forensic Structural Engineering Handbook. New York: McGraw-Hill Book Co., Inc., 2000. First edition. Small quarto, pp xiii, 688, indexed, illustrated with b/w photographs. Decorated Boards. New.

This definitive handbook offers comprehensive treatment of forensic structural engineering and expert witness delivery. From exploring the possible origins of errors, through investigating and analyzing failures, to working with the legal profession for assigning responsibilities, this book covers every important topic in the field. (20140)   $90.00
15.
Architects on Architecture
Heyer, Paul
[Architecture]. Heyer, Paul. Architects on Architecture New Directions in America. New York: Walker and Company, 1966. First edition. Quarto, pp. 415, indexed, illustrated with over 650 photographs, plans, drawings and elevations. Cloth over Boards. Very Good in Good Dust Jacket.

This book presents the ideas and convictions of leading architects on the theory and practice of their art. Each chapter is the result of extended recorded interviews between the author and his subject, and of their close collaboration on the text and the selection of accompanying illustrations. The author's purpose was to define those elements central to the architect's thought and work and thereby to contribute to a forum for the examination of the great issues of contemporary architecture. A work destined to become a classic in the field. (20138)   $20.00
16.
Contemporary Theatre Architecture
Silverman, Maxwell and Ned A. Bowman
[Architectural History]. Silverman, Maxwell and Ned A. Bowman. Contemporary Theatre Architecture. New York: New York Public Library, 1965. First edition. Folio, unpag., 50 theatres each with a photo or two plus plans, bibliography with 1700+ entries covering 1946-1964. Cloth over Boards. Very Good; some sun fading to cover.

This book contains a comprehensive bibliography of theatre architecture, 1946-1964, with over 1700 entries, compiled by Ned Bowman of the theatre faculty at the University of Pittsburgh. The addition of a representative selection of photographs and plans of 50 contemporary theatres, grouped and analyzed by Maxwell Silverman, has made this a book of record and an illustrated report on trends in theatre architecture. (20146)   $30.00
17.
Trump Tower
Mandell, Jonathan
[Building as Envelope]. Mandell, Jonathan. Trump Tower. Secaucus, NJ: Lyle Stuart, 1984. First edition. Quarto. pp 190, illustrated with b/w and color photographs of the interior, exterior, and construction of the Trump Tower. Original Cloth. As New in price-clipped Dust Jacket in protective Brodart cover.

This book chronicles, with dazzling photographs and a provocative text, the construction of one of New York City's most unusual and controversial skyscrapers, from the moment the idea entered Donald Trump's head to the party celebrating the completion of the top floor. In between are fire, death, deals, the destruction of two important Art Deco sculptures, demonstrations, dozens of headlines, hundreds of millions of dollars and many years of meticulous, exasperating and dangerous work by the thousands of people who put it all together. (4988)   $60.00
Gift Books
18.
Selling the Dwelling: The Books that Build America's Houses, 1775-2000
Cheek, Richard
[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)   $55.00
19.
A Building History of Northern New England
Garvin, James L.
[New England]. Garvin, James L. A Building History of Northern New England. Lebanon, NH: University Press of New England, 2001. Fourth Printing. Small Quarto, pp. 199, indexed, richly illustrated w/ b/w photographs. Index, significant bibliography, and an appendix with the Secretary of the Interior's standards for the treatment of historic properties.  Glossy Pictorial Wraps. New.

The life's work of James Garvin, noted expert, preservationist and the Architectural Historian of New Hampshire. One of the best books on the subject, worthy of addition to any preservationist's library. (20144)   $30.00
20.
Arcatecture - Swiss Cat Ladders
Schuster, Brigitte
[Ladders]. Schuster, Brigitte. Arcatecture - Swiss Cat Ladders. Basel, Bern, Switzerland: Christoph Merian Verlag, 2019. First edition. Octavo, pp. 320, more than 100 illustrations, mostly in color. Text in English and German. Color Pictorial Wraps. New.

This is a book to bury yourself in, to look and learn. By using impressive photographs, Brigitte Schuster documents cat ladders in Bern. The book also features an essay on the function and richness of these fantastic devices. This lovingly designed book is aimed at people who are curious about ideas of culture and home, cat lovers and cat ladder designers. It shows simple wooden planks and scaffolding-like structures, spiral staircases and zigzag structures. It serves for finding inspiration for personal projects and reflects a world in which cats and people approach each other on their own paths. This special edition is limited to 1100 copies, available exclusively here! (19757)   $55.00
21.
America's Kitchens
Carlisle, Nancy and Melinda Talbot Nasardinov, Jennifer Pustz
[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)   $20.00
22.
The Art of Splitting Stone: Early Rock Quarrying Methods in
Pre-Industrial New England 1630-1825
Gage, Mary and James Gage
[Masonry]. Gage, Mary and James Gage . The Art of Splitting Stone: Early Rock Quarrying Methods in Pre-Industrial New England 1630-1825. Amesbury, MA: Powwow River Books, 2005. Second edition. Quarto, pp. 88. Bibliography and Appendices. Illustrated with b/w drawings and photos. Paperback. New.

A detailed study of the history, tools, and methods used to split, hoist, and transport quarried stone in pre-industrial New England. Offers an interesting look at early American and particularly New England stone masonry and quarrying techniques. Of interest to stoneworkers, early colonial history enthusiasts, and hikers and explorers who want to know more about the split stones and quarries found throughout the New England woodlands. (15999)   $20.00
23.
The Architecture of the Classical Interior
Semes, Steven
[Architecture]. Semes, Steven. The Architecture of the Classical Interior. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2004. First edition, as stated. Octavo, pp. 192. indexed. Color and b/w photographs and detailed architectural drawings throughout. Cloth over Boards, yellow with pictorial dust jacket. As New in as new DJ.

One of the best books to appear on the subject in years! The chapters study particular design principles such as proportion and light with regard to elements such as floors, ceilings and so forth. An invaluable addition to one's design library. (13446)   $25.00
24.
Houses from Books: The Influence of Treatises, Pattern Books, and Catalogs in American Architecture, 1738-1950
Reiff, Daniel D.
[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 $108.95 (3949)   $50.00
25.
Traditional American Rooms: Celebrating Style, Craftsmanship, and Historic Woodwork (signed by the author)
Hull, Brent and Christine Franck
[Millwork]. Hull, Brent and Christine Franck. Traditional American Rooms: Celebrating Style, Craftsmanship, and Historic Woodwork (Winterthur Style Sourcebook) Foreward by Barbara Streisand. East Petersburg, PA: Fox Chapel Publishing, 2009. First edition. Quarto, pp. 179. Richly illustrated and researched. Signed and numbered limited edition, #306 of 450 copies of this exclusive hardbound edition. Boards. Near Fine in Very Good Dust Jacket.

After the success of Brent Hull's first book, on the history of architectural millwork, this collaboration with historic Winterthur has been keenly anticipated. And the resulting publication was worth the wait: this is a wonderful interpretation of the historic rooms in Winterthur, through the eyes of a millwork expert and a savvy architectural historian. A beautiful publication with meat on its bones. Will appeal to the collector, preservationist and professional tradesman and period homeowner (new or old)! (10810)   $35.00
26.
Building a TIMELESS HOUSE in an Instant Age (signed by the author)
Hull, Brent
[Architectural History]. Hull, Brent. Building a TIMELESS HOUSE in an Instant Age (signed by the author). Dallas, TX: Brown Books Publishing Group, 2014. First edition. Octavo, pp 136. Photographs and b/w illustrations. Illustrated Front and back free end papers. Cloth binding w/illustrated Dust Jacket. As New in As New DJ.

A book about the importance of creating a sense of harmony and permanence in our homes and buildings. With so many technological advances, has there been concurrent cultural progress? The author is a nationally recognized authority on historic design, museum quality preservation and architectural millwork. Trained at the prestigious North Bennet Street School in Boston, Brent is the exclusive licensee for the architectural interiors of the Winterthur Museum and Country Estate in Wilmington, Delaware, the original home of H.F. du Pont. (16221)   $20.00
27.
A Guide to Medieval English Tithe Barns
Griswold, James W.
[Building as Envelope]. Griswold, James W,. A Guide to Medieval English Tithe Barns. Portsmouth, NH: Peter E. Randall Publisher, 1999. First edition. Oblong Octavo, pp. 85, richly illustrated with b/w photographs and drawings. Color Pictorial Wraps. As New.

A jewel of a treatise on the predecessors of our American "first period architecture." Available as-new at a wonderful price; belongs in every builder's and architect's library! (8208)   $20.00
International
28.
The Modern Flat
Yorke, F. R. S and Gibberd, Frederick
[Architectural History]. Yorke, F. R. S and Gibberd, Frederick. The Modern Flat. Glasgow: The Architectural Press, 1937. First edition. Quarto, pp. 199, indexed, illustrated with b/w drawings and photographs. Cloth over Boards. Very Good; no dust jacket.

The design of homes in multi-storey buildings produced a building type distinctive to the 1930s, and without precedent in earlier eras. This book was intended to show the developments that took place in the design of flats in the early part of the 20th century, created as a solution toward the housing problem. Emphasis was placed on buildings that fulfilled modern requirements and had actually been built, and buildings that could be developed as units on a larger scale. A must-read for those who are interested in the social history that led to the development of flats, and who enjoy examples of 1930 European architecture. (20014)   $120.00
29.
The Domestic Architecture of England During the Tudor Period
(2 volumes)
Garner, Thomas and Arthur Stratton
[English]. Garner, Thomas and Arthur Stratton. The Domestic Architecture of England During the Tudor Period (2 volumes) Illustrated in a series of Photographs & Measured Drawings of Country Mansions, Manor Houses and smaller buildings. With Historical and Descriptive Text. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1929. Second edition. Folio, pp. xxiv, xx, 238, plus 210 b/w plates. Signed on the front endpapers in both volumes by two previous owners in pencil. Heavy, Institutional Red Linen over Boards. Very Good.

A beautifully photographed and exquisitely detailed accounting of Tudor period architecture (the years 1485-1603). This second edition is revised and enlarged, expanding on the popular 1910 first edition. A monumental effort. (20163)   $325.00
30.
Irish Rococo Plasterwork
Guinness, Desmond
[International]. Guinness, Desmond. Irish Rococo Plasterwork. Dublin: Irish Georgian Society, 1963. Reprint. Small quarto, pp. 11, illustrated with b/w photographs. Staplebound Wraps. Very Good; fold crease horizontally at the center.

An account of a vanished art which reached a high degree of perfection in Ireland in the 18th century. The author was president of the Irish Georgian Society. (20158)   $40.00
31.
Augen Auf! [Open Your Eyes! Swiss Design of Old and Modern Times]
Fatio, Guillaume and Georg Luck
[International]. Fatio, Guillaume and Georg Luck. Augen Auf! [Open Your Eyes! Swiss Design of Old and Modern Times]. Genf, Switzerland: Genfer Verlags-Gesellschaft, 1904. First edition. Quarto, pp. 178, indexed, illustrated with b/w drawings with spot color; illustrated endpapers. Text in German. Cloth over Boards. Very Good; moderate edgewear to backstrip, cover soiled.

A comprehensive look at Swiss architecture and farming communities in the Swiss Alps. A historic view through all the Cantons. A beautifully visual treatment. (20145)   $30.00
Old House Journal Reference Library
32.
New York: A Pictorial History
Davidson, Marshall B.
[New York]. Davidson, Marshall B. New York: A Pictorial History. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1977. First edition. Quarto, pp. 357, indexed, illustrated with 750 b/w photographs, engravings, watercolors, maps, paintings, and architectural drawings. Cloth over Boards. Very Good in Very Good Dust Jacket.

The author combines immense learning and a vivid writing style to show the richly varied history of the Empire State from Indian times to the present. The result is a treat for both the eye and the mind, a volume ideally suited as a souvenir album, gift book, or library reference book. From the Old House Journal reference library. (20167)   $25.00
33.
Furniture Designed by Architects
Page, Marian
[Furniture]. Page, Marian. Furniture Designed by Architects. New York: Whitney Library of Design, 1983. First paperback edition. Quarto, pp. 224, indexed, illustrated with 200 b/w photos. Color Pictorial Wraps. Very Good; creased corner of back cover.

Covers 26 prominent architects whose work encompasses a broad spectrum of styles. From the Old House Journal Reference Library. (20166)   $25.00
34.
A Place of Beauty: The Artists and Gardens of the Cornish Colony
Gilbert, Alma M. and Judith B. Tankard
[Landscape Architecture]. Gilbert, Alma M. and Judith B. Tankard. A Place of Beauty: The Artists and Gardens of the Cornish Colony. Berkeley, CA: Ten Speed Press, 2000. First edition. Quarto, pp. 136, indexed, illustrated with b/w and color photographs. Cloth over Boards. New in new dustjacket.

At the beginning of the 20th century, the artists' colony in Cornish, NH was considered on of the most beautifully landscaped villages in America. The lush, rolling hills and fairy-tale scenery drew some of the nation's most gifted artists, including sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens, illustrator Maxfield Parrish, and architect Charles Platt. These artists, inspired by the colony's pastoral beauty, quickly became renowned as much for the idyllic gardens they created as for their works of art. This book profiles both the artists who lived there and the imaginative gardens they designed. From the Old House Journal Reference Library. (20165)   $30.00
35.
The Arts and Crafts Movement in New York State, 1890s-1920s
Ludwig, Coy L.
[Design]. Ludwig, Coy L. The Arts and Crafts Movement in New York State, 1890s-1920s. New York: Gallery Association of New York, 1983. First edition. Quarto, pp. ix, 118, indexed, illustrated with b/w and color photographs. Color Pictorial Wraps. Very Good.

This catalog accompanied an exhibition organized by the Tyler Art Gallery, State University of New York at Oswego. The exhibition went to eight museums in NY and one in NH from 1983 to 1985. Discussed are the themes and antecedents to the movement, Arts and Crafts ideologies and popularization, home and home life, communities, guilds, societies, shops, craftsmen, designers, and architects. From the Old House Journal Reference Library. (20161)   $35.00
36.
A Photographic Garden History
Phillips, Roger and Nicky Foy
[Landscape Architecture]. Phillips, Roger and Nicky Foy. A Photographic Garden History. New York: Random House, 1995. First American edition. Quarto, pp. 320, indexed, illustrated with color photographs. Cloth over Boards. New in new dustjacket.

A beautifully illustrated and uniquely personal tour through garden history. Featuring over 900 beautiful color photographs specially taken for the book, the author traces the history from the earliest times to the present day, using extant gardens to show the representative features of particular garden styles, periods, or movements. From the Old House Journal Reference Library. (20159)   $25.00
37.
Keeping Eden: A History of Gardening in America
Massachusetts Horticultural Society
[Landscape Architecture]. Massachusetts Horticultural Society. Keeping Eden A History of Gardening in America. Boston, MA: Bulfinch Press, 1992. First edition. Quarto, pp. 277, indexed, illustrated with color photographs and decorated endpapers. Decorated boards. New in new dustjacket.

This is a lavishly illustrated compendium by some of America's top garden writers, historians, and designers, who address gardening from the time of the arrival of the first European settlers to the present day. Keeping Eden is a long-needed, generous sampling of the many, varied aspects of American garden history - an invitation to readers to become explorers of this rich but neglected world. From the Old House Journal Reference Library. (13073)   $25.00
38.
Victorian Village Builder: An Architectural Guide
Bicknell, A. J.
[Pattern Book]. Bicknell, A. J. Victorian Village Builder: An Architectural Guide With a new commentary by Paul Goeldner. Watkins Glen, NY: American Life Foundation, 1976. Reprint. Quarto, pp. ca 100, b/w floor plans and architectural drawings throughout. A section of trade advertisements in the back. Some color renderings. Original Wraps. Near Fine.

A beautiful and informative book that is a facsimile of Bicknell's Village Builder and Supplement of 1872. The text describes the architectural plans and includes some specifications. The introduction places these Victorian buildings in context historically. From the Old House Journal Reference Library. (16103)   $35.00
39.
H. H. Richardson Complete Architectural Works
Ochsner, Jeffrey Karl
[Architectural Monograph]. Ochsner, Jeffrey Karl. H. H. Richardson Complete Architectural Works. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1982. First edition. Quarto, pp. 456, indexed, illustrated with b/w photographs. Cloth over Boards. Very Good in Good Dust Jacket.

H. H. Richardson is generally considered to be the greatest American architect of the second half of the 19th century. This lavishly illustrated study presents the first complete catalog of Richardson's architectural designs. It covers some 150 designs - about 85 of them built and 65 unexecuted - spanning Richardson's twenty-year professional career from 1866 to 1886. Most of the book's entries are illustrated: projects with surviving sketches and drawings, buildings with both contemporary and recent photographs. Copies in dust jacket are extremely scarce. From the Old House Journal Reference Library. (20150)   $75.00
40.
Henry Hobson Richardson
J. J. Glessner House, Chicago
Harrington, Elaine
[Architectural Monograph]. Harrington, Elaine. Henry Hobson Richardson J. J. Glessner House, Chicago. Berlin: Ernst Wasmuth Verlag, 1993. First edition. Quarto, pp. 60, illustrated with b/w and color photographs. Cloth over Boards. Very Good in Very Good Dust Jacket.

The Glessner House is significant because it was created toward the end of the life and career of Richardson, who was the most important American architect of the 19th century. It is one of the mature works of this well trained and highly creative architect and has been called "his best residence in Chicago, probably his best anywhere." The recent color photographs display the warm, rich interior surfaces and the reserved granite facades of the house to their fullest advantage. Added to this book is a portfolio of historic black and white photographs that record Richardson's masterwork while the Glessner family was in residence. From the Old House Journal Reference Library. (20149)   $35.00
41.
H. H. Richardson
Architectural Forms for an American Society
O'Gorman, James F.
[Architectural Monograph]. O'Gorman, James F. H. H. Richardson Architectural Forms for an American Society. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 1987. First edition. Small quarto, pp. 171, indexed, illustrated with 80 b/w photographs. Cloth over Boards. Very Good in Very Good Dust Jacket.

H. H. Richardson left an enduring imprint on American architecture. Richardson broke out of the Beaux-Arts mold and skillfully introduced Romanesque architectural elements into 19th century building. This book provides a critical overview of Richardson's career and achievement. From the Old House Journal Reference Library. (20153)   $20.00
42.
Roland Terry
Master Northwest Architect
Henderson, Justin
[Architectural Monograph]. Henderson, Justin. Roland Terry Master Northwest Architect. Seattle, WA: University of Washington Press, 2000. First edition. Small quarto, pp. 170, illustrated with b/w and color photographs. Color Pictorial Wraps. Very Good.

Every great architect offers an original vision, one that synthesizes and then transcends all that he or she has learned. Roland Terry's career follows that archetypal mode, yet Terry occupies a unique place in the Northwest architectural tradition. The elements that define his originality are subtle, a fusion of classic Northwest Modernist traditions leavened with a warm yet cosmopolitan sophistication, one that grew organically out of his education, his background in the thriving Seattle art and architecture communities of the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s, and his experiences while traveling and living abroad. Poised between modern functionalism and rich traditionalism, Roland Terry's work embraces the best of old and new. His body of residential work in Seattle and elsewhere illuminates the subtle depth, power, and completeness of his design talents. He had a matchless skill at integrating his ideas with the needs of his clients, particularly with regard to interior design. As is evident in the book, these are houses made for the ages. Renowned glass artist Dale Chihuly wrote of Terry's work, "whenever I've visited a Roland Terry house it's been like visiting Matisse's chapel or Renoir's studio--one of those special days that you remember forever." From the Old House Journal Reference Library. (20151)   $60.00
43.
C.F.A. Voysey: an architect of individuality
Simpson, Duncan
[Architectural Monograph]. Simpson, Duncan. C.F.A. Voysey an architect of individuality. New York: Whitney Library of Design, 1979. First edition. Small quarto, pp. 160, indexed, illustrated with 125 b/w photographs. Hardcover. Very Good in Very Good Dust Jacket.

C. F. A. Voysey was a central figure in English architecture and furniture design during the two decades around 1900. This monograph traces the progress and development of his career and features major buildings as well as unbuilt projects. Although Voysey's output was small, the strong image of domesticity in his work, along with his insistence on stylistically pure solutions, resulted in a radically different architecture. Architects, students and historians alike will find the subtleties of Voysey's life and work worthy of study today. From the Old House Journal Reference Library. (20152)   $25.00
44.
Sir Raymond Unwin
Architect, Planner and Visionary
Jackson, Frank
[Architectural Monograph]. Jackson, Frank. Sir Raymond Unwin Architect, Planner and Visionary. London: A. Zwemmer Ltd., 1985. First edition. Small quarto, pp. 192, indexed, illustrated with b/w photographs and drawings. Color Pictorial Wraps. Very Good.

Unwin belongs to the late 19th century group of radical thinkers and social philosophers who saw the evils of modern society as being capable of eradication by the application of clear thinking and humanitarian organization. He imbued the newly-recognized activity of town planning with a sense of social commitment and helped to make it an instrument of genuine reform. This account of Unwin's life and career demonstrates for students of architecture, town planning and social history how the vitality and moral fervor of 19th century social ideas were carried over into the 20th century through planning. From the Old House Journal Reference Library. (20154)   $45.00
45.
Victorian Wooden Molding and Frame Designs: The 1910 Morell Catalog
H. Morell
[Millwork]. Morell, H. Victorian Wooden Molding and Frame Designs: The 1910 Morell Catalog (Dover Pictorial Archive Series). New York: Dover Publications, 1991. Reprint. Quarto (9 x 12). pp 193. Wonderful b/w plates. Wraps. Very Good.

This unique book brings back into print a rare British sourcebook of the period that advertised wooden molding and frame designs for the decoration of Victorian homes and buildings. H. Morell, one of the largest suppliers of moldings in the world a century ago, manufactured reeded moldings, bead moldings, various gilded moldings, ornamental frames, brass corners and crowns, waved moldings, spoon moldings, and many other types of architectural embellishment. This reprint of Morell's 1910 catalog brings modern readers an unquestionably authentic record of the types of decoration available to designers and builders of the Victorian era. From the Old House Journal Reference Library. (13699)   $15.00
Construction Methods and Materials
46.
Samuel Yellin: Metalworker
Andrews, Jack
[Metal]. Andrews, Jack. Samuel Yellin: Metalworker. Philadelphia, PA: Samuel Yellin, 1982. Second edition. Quarto, pp. 16, reprinted from the Anvil's Ring, Summer 1982. Illustrated with b/w photographs. Staplebound Wraps. Very Good.

This brochure describes the life and work of Samuel Yellin from 1906 to 1940. The forge continued to produce architectural and artistic ironworks from 1940 to 1985 under the direction of Harvey Z. Yellin, Samuel Yellin's son. After the death of Harvey Yellin in July 1985, Samuel Yellin Metalworkers Co. continues the tradition of quality metalwork under the guidance of Marian C. Yellin, Harvey's wife, and Clare L. Yellin, Harvey's daughter. (20178)   $20.00
47.
Concretes, Cements, Mortars, Plasters & Stucco
Hodgson, Fred T.
[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 525, plus index, a self-quiz; illustrated with b/w drawings. Cloth over Boards w/ embossed cover.. Very Good; front endpaper has small open tear.

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. (20018)   $75.00
48.
Wrought Iron in Architecture
Geerlings, Gerald K.
[Metal]. Geerlings, Gerald K. Wrought Iron in Architecture. New York: Bonanza Books, 1957/1929. First printing. Quarto, pp. vi, 202 with bibliography and index, illustrated with 324 b/w photographs & drawings. Trade Cloth over Boards. Good; rodent damage to edge of front cover, no DJ.

Covers wrought iron craftsmanship, historical notes and illus. of wrought iron in Italy, Spain, France, Holland, Belgium, England, Germany & America, modern wrought iron, lighting fixtures and knockers, and specifications. (20164)   $30.00
49.
Cast Iron in Building
Sheppard, Richard; Introduction by J.G. Pearce
[Metal]. Sheppard, Richard; Introduction by J.G. Pearce. Cast Iron in Building. London: George Allen & Unwin, Ltd., 1945. First edition. 12 mo, pp 98. b/w illustrations throughout the text + 48 b/w photographic plates in the back. Cloth over Boards, navy with Dust Jacket. Very Good.

A thorough study of this building material - its history in England, its applications, manufacturing processes, properties, and more. Wonderful examples of cast iron architecture in London, decorative exterior and interior iron work and industrial design, including the iconic London phone booth. An uncommonly nice copy of this volume! (18111)   $45.00
50.
Keeping It Clean
Grimmer, Anne E.
[Restoration]. Grimmer, Anne E. Keeping It Clean: Removing Exterior Dirt, Paint, Stains and Graffiti from Historic Masonry Buildings. Washington DC: US Department of the Interior, 1988. First edition. Octavo, pp. 34, illustrated w/ b/w photographs. Original Wraps. As New.

This technical report provides information on removing dirt, stains, paint and related coatings, graffiti, and other disfiguring or potentially harmful substances from exterior masonry. There is a general discussion on all aspects of planning and carrying out a cleaning project, including anticipating potential problems, correctly identifying what is to be removed, identifying all building materials to be cleaned as well as other materials that might be affected by cleaning, and testing cleaning procedures to encsure the most successful project. The report also includes warnings about using certain techniques on specific building materials, as well as possible dangers to project personnel and the building's environment. (20143)   $20.00
Pattern Books
51.
The Home Designer, January 1923
Dixon, Walter W. (Editor), Oakland, CA
[Pattern Book]. Dixon, Walter W. (Editor). The Home Designer, An Illustrated Monthly Dedicated To Better Home Environment. Oakland, CA: Dixon & Hillen, January, 1923. First edition. Quarto, pp 30, illustrated with b/w photographs and period trade advertisements. Pictorial Wraps. Very Good.

Articles on the proper construction of fireplaces; modified English designs; tile roofs; lady's dressing room; vegetable garden; face brick beauty; attractive small homes; and more. All issues of this sought-after series are scarce. (20177)   $95.00
52.
Homes designed by Robert L. Stevenson Architect
Stevenson, Robert L.
[Pattern Book]. Stevenson, Robert L. Homes designed by Robert L. Stevenson Architect. Lawrence, MA: Robert L. Stevenson, 1930. First edition. Quarto, pp 203. Richly illustrated w/architectural drawings, floor plans, and photographs. Colored free end papers. Cloth Spine, paper on boards, blue w/small pictorial design & lettering. Very Good.

Another historic pattern book from this local Boston architect who built many homes in towns in and around the city, including Swampscott, Brookline and West Roxbury. The drawings, lettering and photography are superb. The book covers a wide variety of designs and plan arrangement for both smaller and larger homes, planned with a view to economy. Many of the designs are illustrated with exterior photographs, evidence that many of Stevenson's designs were already built and demonstrated of enduring quality. (18421)   $85.00
53.
Montgomery Ward's Mail-Order Homes (signed by the author)
Thornton, Rosemary and Wolicki, Dale Patrick
[Architectural History]. Thornton, Rosemary and Wolicki, Dale Patrick . Montgomery Ward's Mail-Order Homes (signed by the author) A History and Field Guide to Wardway Homes. Norfolk, VA: Gentle Beam Publications, 2010. First edition, limited. Quarto, pp. 326. Bibliography. Richly illustrated with b/w photos and reproduced catalog pages. Pictorial Wraps. As New.

A fascinating look at Montgomery Ward's collection of kit homes, ordered by catalog and shipped by rail throughout the U.S. A valuable research tool, a helpful visual resource for identifying these homes, and a readable introduction to one of the most popular kit homes in America (12190)   $35.00
54.
Sunset Western Ranch Houses
Editorial Staff of Sunset Magazine, in collaboration with Cliff May
[Building as Envelope]. Editorial Staff of Sunset Magazine, in collaboration with Cliff May. Sunset Western Ranch Houses. San Francisco: Lane Publishing, 1947. Second Printing. Octavo, pp. 160, illustrated w/ b/w drawings, floor plans, photographs and halftones. Mild ex-library stamps. Cloth over Boards. Very Good in Good DJ (some edge tears, mild water stain on back cover of DJ).

Not a coincidence that this was a product of the West coast, the birthplace of the ranch house. A very early piece on this singularly American vernacular architectural style. Scarce in this dust-jacketed condition. (19694)   $65.00
55.
Home Builder's Plan Book
Own-A-Home Exposition, Inc.
[Pattern Book]. Own-A-Home Exposition, Inc. Home Builder's Plan Book A Collection of Architectural Designs for Small Houses Submitted in Competition by Architects and Architectural Draftsmen in Connection with the 1921 Own Your Home Expositions New York and Chicago. New York: Building Plan Holding Corp., 1921. First edition. Small quarto pp 84, illustrated with sepia-toned photographs and floor plans, elevations, and exterior perspectives. Pictorial Boards, beige with tipped in illustration. Very Good.

A very lovely pattern book with a great variety of styles and building materials for small and medium sized homes. The designs include a stucco style Mediterranean design in Washington, D.C., a brick bungalow at Saranac Lake in NY, and a wood frame house on Bromfield Street in Boston. This is a wonderful resource for architects, builders, and historians - one of the nicest plan books we've seen. (20171)   $85.00
56.
Book of Small Houses
Group, Harold E. (Editor)
[Architecture]. Group, Harold E. (Editor). Book of Small Houses. Garden City, NY: Garden City Publishing Co., 1946. First edition. Octavo, pp. 138, glossary, illustrated with b/w drawings, some with spot color. Original Cloth. Very Good.

A book of house plans with information about the G.I. Bill of Rights. Features a variety of work from eight architects whose designs have been included "in an attempt to give Mr. and Mrs. Average American an opportunity to see the best possible collection of houses in the small house field," all of them priced for the average pocketbook and designed for average living. The architects whose work is featured are Henry Otis Chapman, George D. Conner, E. Burton Corning, Randolph Evans, Roland A. Gallimore, William J. O'Connor, Albert E. Olson, and Royal Barry Wills. Offers insight into the postwar housing boom. (20170)   $55.00
57.
Good Houses:
Typical Historic Architectural Styles For Modern Wood-Built Homes
Russell F. Whitehead, Architect
[Pattern Book]. Russell F. Whitehead, Architect. Good Houses - Typical Historic Architectural Styles For Modern Wood-Built Homes. St. Paul, MN: Weyerhaeueser Forest Products, 1922. First edition. Quarto, pp 63. with two-toned photographs and b/w floor plans. Illustrated by Birch Burdette Long, who worked with Frank Lloyd Wright, Albert Fellheimer, and Henry Bacon. Signed on the cover by Ellis J. Potter, a previous owner, in ink in 1924. Potter was an architect with Law, Law & Potter in Madison, Wisconsin in the 1920s, Madison's largest and arguably most important architectural firms in the 1920s and 1930s. Cardboard Covers, light grey. Very Good; front hinge weak.

In this volume of wood homes, 17 houses of distinct architectural style are adapted. They include New England Colonial, American Prairie Style, and Bungalow Types. This is a unique and uncommon plan book, well illustrated, with historical explanations. (20169)   $75.00
58.
Log Cabins and Cottages: How to Build and Furnish Them
Wicks, William S.
[Pattern Book]. Wicks, William S. Log Cabins and Cottages: How to Build and Furnish Them. New York: Forest and Stream Publishing Co., 1904. Fifth Edition. Oblong octavo, pp. 47 plus ca 60 pp perspective drawings of log cabins with floor plans and 57 illustrations within text. Original Cloth over Boards, burgundy w/gilt lettering. Very Good, hinges slightly loose.

A charming handbook for prospective homeowners to build their own small cabin or vacation cottage. Lovely illustrations and simple instructions. This is a scarce early edition in very nice condition. (18122)   $85.00
59.
Small Homes in the New Tradition
Morand, Francois C.
[Pattern Book]. Morand, Francois C. Small Homes in the New Tradition. New York: Sterling Publishing Co., 1959. First edition. Quarto, pp 143, illustrated with b/w photographs. Mild ex-library markings. Cloth over Boards. Very Good; some cellophane tape marks on the cover and endpapers.

A well illustrated compilation of 35 small home designs, compiled from original and little-known works of young architects from Quebec to Mexico, and in the US from the north Pacific coast to the tip of Key West in Florida. Scarce; this title is new to us. (20160)   $75.00
Trade Catalogs
60.
Laminex Philippine Hardwood Doors Catalog No. 35
Wheeler, Osgood Company, Tacoma, WA
[Millwork]. Wheeler, Osgood Company. Laminex Philippine Hardwood Doors Catalog No. 35 File 19e12. Tacoma, WA: Wheeler, Osgood Company, 1928. Original edition. Small quarto, pp. 32, illustrated with color drawings. Staplebound Wraps. Very Good.

Founded in 1889, the Wheeler, Osgood Company was one of the pioneers in the millwork industry in the Pacific Northwest. They marketed their doors under the trade names "Laminex" and "Woco" through leading sash and door jobbers throughout the US, Canada, and abroad. This catalog featured their Philippine mahogany doors, which they manufactured from logs shipped from the Philippine Islands in their own sawmill. Rare; this is our first time offering this catalog. (20173)   $95.00
61.
Doors, Blinds, Glazed Sash, Mouldings - Discount Book #125
Foster-Munger Co., Chicago, IL
[Millwork]. Foster-Munger Co. Doors, Blinds, Glazed Sash, Mouldings - Discount Book #125. Chicago, IL: Foster-Munger Co., August, 1897. Original edition. Small octavo, pp. 29, illustrated with b/w drawings. Staplebound Wraps. Very Good.

Stock in cypress, and white and yellow pine. Mouldings, doors, porch posts, newels, spindles, balusters, porch rail, gable ornaments, brackets, gutters, shingles, hardware, paints, grilles, mantels, and more. An attractive catalog in unusually nice condition for a 19th century piece. (20174)   $85.00
62.
The Dent Hardware Co.
The Dent Hardware Co., Fullerton, PA
[Hardware]. The Dent Hardware Co. The Dent Hardware Co. Manufactures of Refrigerator Trimmings, and similar goods for butchers cooling rooms, grocers ice boxes, beer coolers, cold storage, and special hardware. Fullerton, PA: The Dent Hardware Co., 1901. Original edition. Small octavo, pp 63, indexed, illustrated with b/w drawings. Original Wraps. Very Good w/minor chips in cover; a larger open tear to back cover.

An extensive period trade catalog showing the beauty and degree of ornamentation in the hardware. Also included are door and coat hooks, chest handles and name plates. Originally a 19th century Newark, NJ company that moved to Fullerton, PA, it was an important manufacturer of ice-boxes and iron children's toys in the 1920's (20175)   $60.00
63.
James Payne Illustrated Millwork Catalog
James Payne Co., Rochester, NY
[Millwork]. James Payne Co. James Payne Illustrated Catalog. Round and Square Escutcheons, Window Cornices, Rings and Poles for Pole Cornices, Cabinet Mouldings and Rings to Match. Square, Oval and Circle Picture Frames, Dowell Rods and Rounds. Map and Show Card Mounting. Rochester, NY: James Payne, n.d. (ca. 1880). First edition. Octavo, pp. 16. Illustrated with b/w drawings and engravings. Original Staplebound Wraps. Very Good; wraps smudged, top left corner eaten away slightly, interiors clean.

A rare and interesting illustrated millwork and woodwork catalog from the late 19th century. Includes 7 pages of moulding profiles as well as decorative carvings, cornices, and other millwork in various hardwoods. A real find! (15950)   $75.00
64.
Wallpaper Catalog
Sears, Roebuck and Co., Chicago, IL
[Interiors]. Sears, Roebuck and Co. Wallpaper Catalog. Chicago: Sears, Roebuck and Co., nd c. 1930. First edition. Oblong octavo, pp. 128, with facing pages of wallpaper samples. Paperback. Good; missing covers and first few pages.

It's a shame this catalog is missing its covers and first few pages, but what's left is still lovely! Each page is a sample on the front, with text describing the pattern and its cost on the back. Many are textured, and all have subtle use of color and design. Includes period advertisements of wallpaper hanging tools, and instructions on how to hang paper. An important reference for popular 1920s and 1930s wallpaper patterns. (20141)   $45.00
Brick and Stone
65.
Cyclopedia of
Bricklaying, Stone Masonry, Concretes, Stuccos and Plasters
Hodgson, Fred T.
[Masonry]. Hodgson, Fred T. Cyclopedia of Bricklaying, Stone Masonry, Concretes, Stuccos and Plasters. Chicago: Frederick J. Drake & Co., 1920. Later printing. Small octavo; bricklayers' guide is pp. 316 plus index; concretes and cements section is pp. 509 plus index. Both sections illustrated with b/w drawings. Original Maroon Pictorial Boards depicting a bricklayer. Very Good.

Very nice copy of a book that defined its industry in the earlier years of the last century. A treasury of masonry techniques, richly illustrated and thoroughly explained. Scarce. (19630)   $80.00
66.
Miracles in Marble
Vermont Marble Company, Proctor, VT
[Stone]. Vermont Marble Company. Miracles in Marble A Story of Modern Methods Applied to One of America's Oldest Industries. Proctor, VT: Vermont Marble Co., nd c. 1940. First edition. Small octavo, pp 22, illustrated with b/w photographs. Decorated Stock Covers. Very Good.

A history of this iconic Vermont marble company, its development, quarrying methods, marble mills, plant locations, monument shops, and works. Beautifully photographed. A one of a kind publication. (20142)   $40.00
Titles on Sale
67.
Rural Homes
Wheeler, Gervase
[American]. Wheeler, Gervase. Rural Homes; or sketches of houses suited to American country life with original plans, designs, etc. New York: Charles Scribner, 1852. Second edition. 12 mo (5 X 7 1/2), pp. ix, 298, pub ads. Original Green Cloth. Good, cover rubbed, moderate foxing.

Simple yet comprehensive directions for all builders, starting with the spot chosen for the house. Covers building materials, how to harmonize the building with the surrounding scenery, how to select furniture and ornament in constructing and finishing the house, and even how to deal with building contracts. Chapters on the homestead, the suburban villa, the parsonage house, southern homes, and cottages. (2249)   $85.00
68.
New York Stock Ceiling Designs, Catalog 400
Whitaker-Glessner Company, Wheeling, WV
[Metal]. Whitaker-Glessner Company. New York Stock Ceiling Designs, Catalog 400. Wheeling, WV: Canton Steel Ceiling Co., 1917. First edition. Oblong quarto, pp. 54, illustrated with b/w photographs. Some pencil notations on the front cover. Small dark stain on title page. Decorated Original Wraps with cloth spine. Good; cover heavily soiled and edgeworn, moderate water staining.

This catalog displayed metal ceiling designs that were in stock for immediate shipment from their New York warehouse. The photographs included measurements of each feature, and some of the borders and center medallions also had a side profile indicated. These details make this catalog very useful for the buyer to envision the scale of each decoration. Unusual; we haven't had a catalog from this company before. (20130)   $120.00
69.
John Notman Architect 1810 - 1865
Greiff, Constance M.
[Architectural Monograph]. Greiff, Constance M. John Notman Architect 1810 - 1865. Philadelphia: The Athenaeum, 1979. First edition. Quatro, pp 253, indexed, illustrated with b/w drawings and photographs. Foreword by Roger Moss. Biographical essay. Oversized Paperback. Very Good.

The catalog of an exhibition at the Athenaeum in Philadelphia in 1978-1979. Born in Edinburgh, Notman emigrated early to the US and integrated his British neo-classicism into the American architectural scene. Uncommon title. (83)   $20.00
70.
Handy Book of House Painting
Buffalo Oil Paint & Varnish Co., Buffalo, NY
[Paint]. Buffalo Oil Paint & Varnish Co. Handy Book of House Painting. Buffalo, NY: Buffalo Oil Paint & Varnish Co., nd c. 1915. First edition. Oblong 16mo, pp. 20, illustrated with color drawings. Staplebound Wraps. Good; moderate rust stains near the staples, one page partially detached.

A beautiful booklet advertising MacDougall's full line of paint products, featuring their residential house paint but also including automobile, wagon, varnish, porch floor, and iron paint. Includes tips on choosing colors, preparing to paint, and calculating how much to buy. Very scarce; currently no other copies available anywhere. (20099)   $55.00
71.
Suggestions for House Decoration in Painting, Woodwork, and Furniture
Garrett, Rhoda and Agnes
[Interior Design]. Garrett, Rhoda and Agnes. Suggestions for House Decoration in Painting, Woodwork, and Furniture. Philadelphia: Porter and Coates, ca. 1878. First edition. 12 mo (4 3/4 X 7 1/2), pp. viii, 90, illustrated with 6 b/w 6 plates (wood engravings). Signed by the original owner on the front endpaper in pencil in 1878. The Garretts' book was the most popular in the Art at Home series, which advocated the aesthetic style of decorating. Original Decorated Cloth. Good, loose in binding, cover corners bumped/worn.

The rare Philadelphia (i.e. American) edition. An early document of American Aestheticism. (1577)   $80.00
72.
T.C. Snyder & Co. Roofing Trade Catalog
T.C. Snyder & Company, Canton, OH
[Roofing]. T.C. Snyder & Company. T.C. Snyder & Co. Roofing Trade Catalog Improved Sheet-Iron Roofing, Iron Ore Paint, Rein Holders and Rock Drill Machines. Canton, OH: T.C. Snyder & Co., nd c. 1881. First edition. 24mo trade pamphlet, pp 16, some b/w illustrations. Staplebound Wraps. Very Good.

This roofing company advertised that its roofing was "the most perfect and practical fire-proof, lightning-proof, wind, water, and rust-proof," and that its iron ore paint spreads farther than any other and was "the finest Iron Ore Paint made." In addition, several pages of descriptive testimonials from clients, installing the products on barns, stores, banks, etc. are included. Uncommon and in very nice condition! (20091)   $55.00
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