Selected Titles for February 2021
Mother Nature has been playing her usual midwinter tricks. We had 3-degree weather at night, about a foot of cementitious snow, with very little melting, and three more bouts expected this week. And with all of the cancellations in our exhibiting schedule, it makes me hark back to the good old days at the Old House Fair in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. Here is our booth from five years ago. Hope we can recapture that much enthusiasm again soon.
A customer asked me last month if I had ever heard of Pan-Abode homes. I confessed that I was raised in a Pan-Abode home in Port Madison on Bainbridge Island in Puget Sound. The picture of our home is from 1963, taken by my German exchange "brother" while I was living with his parents in Cologne, Germany. Very idyllic. We never had a key for the front door. I have a few Pan Abode trade catalogs in this newsletter.
On a personal note - by the time this newsletter is sent out, I will have received my second Pfizer vaccination, from the Bedford, Massachusetts Veterans Administration hospital. Here's hoping that all of us can receive this protection in the months to follow.
This month's offerings feature some wonderful and unique pieces. My favorite is the newest publication of a friend of our shop, Professor Thomas Hubka, author of a New England classic, Big House, Little House, Back House, Barn. In book signings in the past, Tom has not only signed his books, but included an original drawing. We got a good installment of his current, highly anticipated book and Tom has done a "remote" signing for us, by adding his signature and a drawing to our bookshop bookmark. You receive this personal keepsake with your book purchase.

I hope you enjoy this month's newsletter. Happy browsing!

Steve
New Arrivals
1.
How the Working-Class House Became Modern, 1900-1940
includes custom bookmark signed with original pen and ink drawing
Hubka, Thomas C.
[Architectural History]. Hubka, Thomas C. How the Working-Class House Became Modern, 1900-1940. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press, 2020. First edition. Small quarto, pp. xxvi, 261, indexed, illustrated with b/w photographs. Includes a custom bookmark signed with original pen and ink drawing by the author. Color Pictorial Wraps. New.

This book analyzes a period when millions of average Americans saw accelerated improvement in their housing and domestic conditions. It is a detailed narrative that traces changes in household hygiene, sociability, and privacy practices that launched large portions of the working classes into the middle class, reconfiguring and enriching the standard account of the domestic transformation of the American home. "This book is the most important study of common American houses to appear in the past half century. Thomas C. Hubka draws on a lifetime’s investigation of working-class houses in the decades before World War II to show us how and why the single-family houses of the contemporary ‘middle-majority’ sprung from these modest dwellings. Hubka has established an agenda that should engross architectural historians for years. " -- Dell Upton, author of American Architecture: A Thematic History (20290)   $40.00
2.
Styles of Ornament
treated to a gorgeous custom rebinding
Speltz, Alexander, translated from the German by David O'Conor
[Interiors]. Speltz, Alexander, translated from the German by David O'Conor. Styles of Ornament exhibited in designs and arranged in historical order with descriptive text A Handbook for Architects, Designers, Painters, Sculptors, Wood-Carvers, Chasers, Modellers, Cabinet-Makers, and Artistic Locksmiths as Well as Also for Technical Schools, Libraries and Private Study. Berlin, New York: Bruno Hessling, 1906. First English language edition. Octavo, pp. 656, profusely illustrated w/ 400 full page b/w illustrations plus further text drawings. Half-Leather with Marbled Boards and Marbled Endpapers. As New; beautifully rebound.

Scarce solid first English language edition of an attractive and beautifully illustrated work, rebound by a previous owner to make the book as ornamental as its contents. (20288)   $70.00
3.
The Radford American Homes, 100 Houses Illustrated
in custom-made box and slipcase
The Radford Architectural Company
[Pattern Book]. The Radford Architectural Company. The Radford American Homes, 100 Houses Illustrated. Riverside, IL: The Radford Architectural Company, 1903. First edition. Octavo. pp 255. 100 plans, with exterior perspective renderings. Housed in a custom-made box and slipcase. The slipcase has leather spine and marbled boards; the inner box has cloth-covered boards with marbled paper liner. Truly a beautiful treatment. Cloth over boards with leather spine and corners. Very good, embossed gold lettering, edgewear on spine and corners.

A nice, solid copy of this significant pattern book from the turn of the 20th century, cradled within an absolutely lovely custom box and slipcase. (20285)   $95.00
4.
Pan-Abode Prefabricated Buildings
Pan-Abode (1951) Ltd.
[Pattern Book]. Pan-Abode (1951) Ltd. Pan-Abode Prefabricated Buildings from the Western red cedar forests directly to you. Vancouver, British Columbia: Pan-Abode (1951) Ltd., 1961. First edition. Oblong small quarto, pp. 25 (n.p.), illustrated with b/w perspective drawings and house plans, and some b/w photographs. Price list and customer enquiry form laid in. Staplebound Wraps. Very Good.

An early catalog from this revered Puget Sound company, showing prefabricated residences, summer cottages, service stations and motels, assembly halls, industrial buildings, utility buildings, and more. There's also a section on their construction details. (20291)   $70.00
5.
Pan-Abode Summer Cottages
Pan-Abode (1951) Ltd.
[Pattern Book]. Pan-Abode (1951) Ltd. Pan-Adobe Summer Cottages. Vancouver, British Columbia: Pan-Abode (1951) Ltd., 1960. First edition. Oblong small quarto, pp. 6, illustrated with b/w perspective drawings and house plans, and some b/w photographs. Price list and two extra cottage plans laid in. Staplebound Wraps. Very Good.

Pan-Abode created these lovely cottages from Western red cedar, to give them the warm, informal atmosphere of log cabins. These plans are 1-, 2-, and 3-bedroom cottages, from 384 square feet to 940 square feet. (20292)   $60.00
6.
The Idea Book
Pan Abode Homes, Inc.
[Pattern Book]. Pan Abode Homes, Inc. The Idea Book. Renton, WA: Pan Abode Homes, Inc., 2002. First edition. Oblong quarto, pp. ~150 (n.p.), illustrated with b/w perspective drawings and house plans. Spiral Bound Wraps. Very Good.

Since 1952, Pan Abode has been designing innovative homes featuring Western Red Cedar. This pattern book discusses building system specifications, and showcases 70 of their popular designs. (20281)   $65.00
7.
The Colonial Architecture of Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia
Chandler, Joseph Everett
[American]. Chandler, Joseph Everett. The Colonial Architecture of Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia 50 Plates Photographed and Arranged under the direction of Joseph Everett Chandler, Architect. Boston: Bates & Guild Company, 1902. Fourth edition. Folio, unnumbered with title page, index, and 50 photographic plates. Bookplate from the library of John Galen Howard. Howard was an American architect who began his career in New York before moving to San Francisco, California. He was the principal architect at Howard, Cauldwell & Morgan and employed Julia Morgan early in her architectural career. Howard was educated at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the École des Beaux-Arts. He was an apprentice with H. H. Richardson and then a draftsman with Shepley, Rutan & Coolidge. Howard completed many notable projects and was elected a Fellow in the American Institute of Architects in 1901. Half-Leather with Marbled Boards. Very Good.

Complete set of photographs documenting the interiors and exteriors of houses in Williamsburg, Philadelphia, Germantown, Baltimore County, Anapolis, Alexandria, and Charlottesville. Includes views of dormitories of the University of Virginia and of Thomas Jefferson's Farmington. A beautiful collection of photographs. (20295)   $150.00
California
8.
The Architecture of Los Angeles
Gleye, Paul
[California]. Gleye, Paul. The Architecture of Los Angeles. Los Angeles, CA: Rosebud Books, 1981. First edition. Quarto, pp. 240, indexed, illustrated with b/w and color photographs. Cloth over Boards. Very Good in Very Good DJ.

This book is filled with historical photographs of the many important structures built by some of the 20th century's greatest architects and other unique creations by unknown designers. Among the beautiful and innovative works depicted are those of Greene and Greene, Irving Gill, Frank Lloyd Wright, Rudolph M. Schindler, Richard J. Neutra, Stiles O. Clements, Cesar Pelli, and Charles Moore. Seven tours, with maps, guide readers to representative examples of buildings from each style and period. (20280)   $35.00
9.
Los Angeles in the Thirties: 1931-1941
Gebhard, David and Harriette von Breton
[California]. Gebhard, David and Harriette von Breton. Los Angeles in the Thirties: 1931-1941. Los Angeles, CA: Hennessey & Ingalls, Inc., 1989. Second edition, revised and enlarged. Quarto, pp. 185, indexed, illustrated with 225 b/w photographs. Cloth over Boards. Very Good in Very Good DJ.

Speed, mobility, freedom: these governed the aesthetics of the "city of the future" as it spread its arterials across the Southern California landscape. If ever a city and a decade seemed meant for each other, it was Los Angeles and the streamlined '30s. The gloom of the Depression did little to curb the dynamism of this optimistic, greedy, sprawling metropolis. The Hollywood dream machine mirrored the aspirations of millions of Americans - a single-family home and yard, the independence of a private car on uncluttered streets, and the latest household conveniences. And L.A.'s built environment reflected the dreams, realizing in fact what the film sets offered in fantasy, with imagery ranging from up-to-date recreations of popular period styles to the stripped-classic monumentality of public buildings, and on toward the future in the sleek Moderne of curved corners, fluidly bent neon and metal tubing, and sculpted surfaces of stucco and glass brick. The book focuses on the types of architectural imagery used in commercial, public, and residential buildings. (20279)   $40.00
10.
Building with Nature: Roots of the San Francisco Bay Region Tradition
Freudenheim, Leslie Mandelson and Elisabeth Sacks Sussman
[Architectural History]. Freudenheim, Leslie Mandelson and Elisabeth Sacks Sussman. Building with Nature: Roots of the San Francisco Bay Region Tradition with photographs by Ambur Hiken, color photographs by Michael Alexander. Santa Barbara, CA: Peregrine Smith, Inc., 1974. First edition. Small quarto; pp. 112, indexed, illustrated with b/w photographs. Cloth over Boards. Very Good in Very Good DJ.

When the Reverend Joseph Worcester, Swedenborgian minister and architectural devotee, moved west to California from his native New England, he immediately began to express his personal vision of the purity and excellence to be found by living in harmony with nature. In this book, the authors present superb and startling new material on the relationships that developed between Worcester, a group of architects, and their friends, who produced during the years 1875-1910, a tradition of architecture which has given the San Francisco Bay Region much of its unique character.These houses remain today some of the most tasteful and sought after in the area - a testament to their universal appeal and enduring quality. (20278)   $35.00
11.
East of These Golden Shores:
Architecture of the Earlier Days in Contra Costa and Alameda Counties
Bohn, David
[California]. Bohn, David. East of These Golden Shores: Architecture of the Earlier Days in Contra Costa and Alameda Counties. Oakland, CA: Scrimshaw Press, 1971. Original edition. Small quarto, pp 127, illustrated with b/w photographs. Cloth over Boards. Very Good.

The West, in a hurry since the days of the Gold Rush, built rapidly in the early pioneer days. The awareness that such irreplaceable old houses as these are fast disappearing in the West is gradually growing into genuine concern. The Junior League of Oakland undertook the first step required for a planned preservation program - an inventory of all architecturally and historically significant buildings erected prior to 1917 in Alameda and Contra Costa counties. They surveyed each county, block by block, house by house, over five years with five hundred workers. This book combines photographs and text to describe the homes they documented. (20277)   $35.00
12.
Monterey's Adobe Heritage
O'Donnell, Mayo H. (Monterey History and Art Association)
[California]. O'Donnell, Mayo H. (Monterey History and Art Association). Monterey's Adobe Heritage. Monterey, CA: 1965. Original edition. Quarto, pp 52. (n.p.) illustrated with b/w lithographed photographs and line drawings. Order form laid in. Decorated Wraps. Very Good.

A handsomely photographed volume of California homes with text by one of the denizens of Monterey. Wynn Bullock, the photographer, was an innovator and inventor in photographic processes who met and worked with Steichen, Weston, and Ansel Adams. (20276)   $35.00
13.
Southern California: Its Valleys, Hills and Streams;
Animals, Birds and Fishes; Gardens, Farms and Climate
van Dyke, Theodore S.
[Western US]. van Dyke, Theodore S. Southern California: Its Valleys, Hills and Streams; Animals, Birds and Fishes; Gardens, Farms and Climate. New York: Fords, Howard & Hulbert, 1886. First edition. Octavo, pp. 233, plus advertising, decorated free end-papers.  Cloth over Boards, sage green w/embossed lettering. Very Good.

With a preface from the author, topics include on a "Glimpse of the Land," "Peculiarities of the Seasons," "Valley and Mountain Quail," "Story of the Plow," "Will the Climate Cure Me?". A fascinating look back at this beautiful region in an earlier time. (7972)   $40.00
Architecture and History
14.
American Art Deco Architecture
Varian, Elayne H.
[American]. Varian, Elayne H. American Art Deco Architecture. New York: Finch College Museum of Art, 1975. First edition. Octavo, pp. [32], bibliography, illustrated with b/w photographs. Original Wraps. Very Good.

This is the exhibition catalog of a show at Finch College Museum of Art in New York City from November 1974 thru January 1975. The exhibit explored Art Deco architecture and its influences which matured between the two world wars, especially during the two decades of the 1920s and the 1930s. It is known as the age of the skyscraper and did not exist in New York alone, but throughout the United States. Public awareness focused on Art Deco following the Paris Exposition of 1925, having before that been discussed in Europe, but largely ignored in the US. This exhibit was designed to present examples of Art Deco in American architecture from coast to coast. (6263)   $35.00
15.
The Grand Domestic Revolution: A History of Feminist Designs
for American Homes, Neighborhoods, and Cities
Hayden, Dolores
[Architectural History]. Hayden, Dolores. The Grand Domestic Revolution: A History of Feminist Designs for American Homes, Neighborhoods, and Cities. Cambridge: MIT Press, 1981. First edition. Octavo, pp. 367. Indexed, illustrated with b/w photos, drawings, and plans. Press release from MIT Press laid in. Cloth over Boards. As New in Fine Mylar-Protected DJ

The results of groundbreaking research that has uncovered a feminist tradition of home design and community planning. Reflecting the larger domestic and social reforms of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, these designs were both utopian and practical. An interesting book on an overlooked and currently very timely subject. (20293)   $40.00
16.
Robert A. M. Stern: On Campus
Dixon, Peter Morris [Editor]
[Architectural History]. Dixon, Peter Morris [Editor]. Robert A. M. Stern: On Campus. The Monacelli Press, 2010-11-16. First edition. Quarto, pp 576, indexed, illustrated with color photographs and drawings. Hardback. New in very good dust jacket.

As an architect, educator, and architectural historian, Robert A. M. Stern brings special knowledge and expertise to issues of campus master planning and the design of academic buildings. This unique volume collects more than 50 projects by the firm for the most prestigious institutions in America - Harvard, Yale, Dartmouth, Georgetown, Stanford, University of Virginia - and focuses on the importance of the historic character of the place in charting the future. Each campus is described in detail, with historic photographs and campus plans illustrating its development. (14521)   $40.00
17.
Urban Structuring
Smithson, Alison and Peter
[Urban Studies]. Smithson, Alison and Peter. Urban Structuring. London: Studio Vista, 1967. First edition. Octavo, pp. 96, illustrated with b/w photographs and drawings. From intro: "This is not a mere catalogue of the works of two brilliant young architects, but the presentation of a set of ideas about architecture and town planning." Original Wraps. Very Good.

The Smithsons' aim is to examine various patterns of association and identity in urbanism. They themselves were very conscious that their work started with an attempt at a redefinition of the simple house/street problem; and that, in spite of their wider-ranging later projects, no satisfactory application of the 'house idea' to the new life-style that is emerging has yet shown itself. The reason for this remains as elusive as ever. This book, with its sketch drawings, plans and photographs, will enable people other than architects to get an insight into what until now has been a dialogue among professionals. (20262)   $35.00
18.
Four Walking Tours of Modern Architecture in New York City
Huxtable, Ada Louise
[New York]. Huxtable, Ada Louise. Four Walking Tours of Modern Architecture in New York City. New York: Doubleday, 1961. First edition. 12mo, pp. 76, illustrated with b/w photographs and maps. Paperback Original. Very Good.

This pocket guide to the unparalleled visual drama of Manhattan's modern architecture is written for the resident and visitor alike. It divides the mid-town area into four convenient walking tours, and includes the most significant modern office buildings, residences, stores and public structures, among them Lever House and the Seagram Building. A map and illustrations supplement the informative commentary for each tour; a brief introduction describes some of the factors that have influenced the development of the New York skyline. (20261)   $30.00
19.
Residential Design for Aging in Place
Lawlor, Drue and Michael A. Thomas
[Design]. Lawlor, Drue and Michael A. Thomas. Residential Design for Aging in Place. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2008. First edition. Small quarto, pp. xvi, 236, indexed, illustrated with b/w and color photographs. Press release for the book's publication laid in. Decorated Boards. New.

An estimated 76 million American Baby Boomers are approaching retirement age. This population is looking for creative solutions to aging gracefully, and that includes being able to live independently at home even if they are to become physically impaired. Interior designers, architects, and homebuilders are increasingly asked by clients to design beautiful, thoughtful homes to allow for adaptation over time. This book is the new, definitive guide to the design of residential interiors for clients that are aging in place. (20260)   $35.00
20.
Depression Modern: The Thirties Style in America
Greif, Martin
[Architectural History]. Greif, Martin. Depression Modern: The Thirties Style in America. New York: Universe, 1976. First edition. Quarto, pp. 192, indexed, illustrated with over 200 b/w photographs. Cloth over Boards. Very Good in Very Good Dj; dj has been lightly glued and then detached, leaving small traces on inside covers, small thin spots to back of dj only.

Depression Modern was gleaming glass block and black Vitrolite. It was chrome and Micarta and round peach-tinted mirrors. Depression Modern was the primary style of the 1930s, a design revolution that was the turning point of modernism in America. The author shows that a relatively small group of young brilliant, energetic designers of the 1930s created, perhaps for the first time, a national style that was uniquely American. So revolutionary was this style, in fact, so all pervasive, that in a period of only half a decade it changed the shape of virtually everything in the American home, including, finally, the home itself. This book recreates a glorious era in American design. (8252)   $35.00
21.
The Bungalow and Why We Love It So
Poore, Patricia
[Restoration]. Poore, Patricia. The Bungalow and Why We Love It So. New York: Old House Journal, 1985. Special Issue. Quarto, pp. 32, illustrated with b/w photographs and period advertisements and real estate listings. Staplebound Wraps with 3-Ring Holes Punched. Very Good.

A special issue from Old House Journal devoted to bungalows: restoration, maintenance, proper materials, and more. Articles include a first-person account of the bungalow era, recreation of a Craftsman light fixture, stripping beams, stucco repair, fabric accents, and more. A great resource for anyone who is restoring an Arts & Crafts era bungalow. (20254)   $25.00
22.
Apartments: Their Design and Development - signed by the author
Paul, Samuel
[Building as Envelope]. Paul, Samuel. Apartments: Their Design and Development. New York: Reinhold, 1967. First edition. Quarto, pp. 308, indexed, illustrated w/ over 300 b/w photographs and plans. Inscribed by the author on FFEP. Cloth over Boards. Very Good in Very Good Pictorial DJ.

This book covers the pre-design stage, the design of the apartment house and complexes, technical and engineering aspects of the project, and the most advanced ideas in design and engineering in development. A comprehensive and early treatment of the subject. (7416)   $40.00
23.
Comparative Study of a Group of Early American Doorways
Embury II, Aymar
[Architecture]. Embury II, Aymar. Comparative Study of a Group of Early American Doorways (The White Pine Series of Architectural Monographs, Volume VII, No. 2) Part One. New York: Russell F. Whitehead, 1921. Original edition. Octavo, 1 volume, pp. 16, numerous b/w photographs. Original Wraps. Very Good.

One of the first studies of this subject, visually well documented. A popular and scarce issue in the White Pine series, still one of the best and most widely used series of architectural monographs. Part 2, on porches, is perhaps more scarce. (20249)   $30.00
24.
Charleston Doorways
Casey, William
[Architecture]. Casey, William. Charleston Doorways (The White Pine Series of Architectural Monographs, Volume XIV, Number 5). New York: Russell F. Whitehead, 1928. Original edition. Quarto, pp. [243-264], numerous b/w photographs, with many b/w photographs and several architectural drawings of historic doorways. Stamped in ink in 1962 by Minnetonka Woodcraft Co on the title page, which has bled onto the back of the front cover and the subsequent page. Original Wraps. Very Good.

One of the most cherished series in its day, interesting both for its subject matters (cornices, porches, doorways, etc) as well as its regional focal points. This issue has particularly lovely photography. (20250)   $30.00
International
25.
Modern English Churches
Brown, Frank Chouteau
[Building as Envelope]. Brown, Frank Chouteau. Modern English Churches. Cleveland, OH: J. H. Jansen, 1923. First edition. Quarto, portfolio of 68 loose b/w plates of church exteriors and interiors. This collection of 68 plates is complete as presented. The numbering of the plates is not consecutive in that some of the plates were destroyed by fire and were not reprinted. (Plates missing 1-18, 65, 66; remaining plates numbered to 88). Maroon Linen over boards portfolio with tie slips. Good; moderate edgewear, some cover soiling, several closed tears to title page.

Frank Chouteau Brown (1876 – 1947) was an American architect, born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and educated at the Minneapolis School of Fine Arts, the Boston Art Club and in Europe. In 1902, he began practice in Boston and from 1907 to 1919, was editor of the Architectural Review periodical. In 1916, he became a member of the faculty of Boston University and in 1919, head of the Department of Art and Architecture. (20296)   $75.00
26.
Modern English Country Houses
Brown, Frank Chouteau
[Building as Envelope]. Brown, Frank Chouteau. Modern English Country Houses. Cleveland, OH: J. H. Jansen, 1923. First edition. Quarto, portfolio of 55 loose b/w plates of home exteriors and interiors. This collection of 55 plates is complete as presented. The numbering of the plates is not consecutive in that some of the plates were destroyed by fire and were not reprinted. (Plates missing 1-18, 23, 24, 68 to 73; remaining plates numbered to 81). Green Linen over boards portfolio with tie slips. Very Good; some sunning to cover, several small closed tears to title page.

Another masterful compilation of English architecture by Frank Chouteau Brown. He was an American architect, born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and educated at the Minneapolis School of Fine Arts, the Boston Art Club and in Europe. In 1902, he began practice in Boston and from 1907 to 1919, was editor of the Architectural Review periodical. In 1916, he became a member of the faculty of Boston University and in 1919, head of the Department of Art and Architecture. (20297)   $100.00
27.
What Makes a Good City?
Lynch, Kevin
[Urban Studies]. Lynch, Kevin. What Makes a Good City? General theory of good city form; a new try at an old subject. Eindhoven, Netherlands: Holst-lezing, 1980. First edition. Octavo, pp. 23, illustrated with b/w photographs. Staplebound Wraps. Very Good.

The Holst Memorial Lectures honor a professor who was very interested in the application of physical sciences to technology. The lecture series is held every year since 1976, and features a different speaker and topic each year. This pamphlet gives the full transcript of the presentation given in 1980 on urban planning and design, and photos illustrate some of the author's points. Scarce; this is the first time we have been able to offer this title, by one of New England's most involved urban planners. (20282)   $20.00
28.
Italian Doorways: Measured Drawings and Photographs
McGrew, Charles B.
[International]. McGrew, Charles B. Italian Doorways: Measured Drawings and Photographs. Cleveland, OH: J.H. Hansen, Publishers, 1929. First edition. Folio, (10 1/14" x 14 1/2") pp 194. Beautiful b/w photographs of 108 classical Italian doorways accompanied by architectural drawings. Cloth over Boards, navy w/gilt design & lettering. Very Good; mild-ex library markings.

The author undertook this study of doorways and entrances in Italy just as Fascism began to spread across the country. Thus his ability to make measured drawings and take photographs was hampered in some instances. Nonetheless, he assembled and completed this study which includes early styles of Tuscan architecture through later classical styles. A visually impressive title, with elevations of all the doorways. (20255)   $150.00
29.
Portals, Doorways and Windows of France
Dahl, George Leighton
[Architectural History]. Dahl, George Leighton. Portals, Doorways and Windows of France with preface by Professor George H. Edgell. New York: Architectural Book Publishing Co., 1925. First edition. Quarto, pp. xxiii, plus 209 plates. Decorated Boards. Very Good in Good Dust Jacket.

Quite a striking book, especially in its original dust jacket! Most of the doorways depicted have their corresponding scale drawing on the facing page. A great overview. (20219)   $90.00
Home Decoration
30.
Victorian Exterior Decoration:
How to Paint Your Nineteenth-Century American House Historically
Moss, Roger W. and Gail Caskey Winkler
[Paint]. Moss, Roger W. and Gail Caskey Winkler. Victorian Exterior Decoration: How to Paint Your Nineteenth-Century American House Historically. New York: Henry Holt & Co, 1987. First edition. Quarto, pp. 117, indexed, glossary, notes, appendix, richly illustrated in b/w & color. original boards. Near Fine in Near Fine Dust Jacket.

Includes an extraordinary chart that provides color combinations based on paints available today; select the main color, and the chart indicates all the appropriate trims. An important appendix covers paint failure and surface preparation. A significant and uncommon title by two noted experts. (10895)   $45.00
31.
1912 Edition of Home Building And Decoration
Brown, Henry Collins; Lyman, Clara Brown [editor]
[Building Materials]. Brown, Henry Collins; Lyman, Clara Brown [editor]. 1912 Edition of Home Building And Decoration Prepared in Cooperation with and under the direction of the leading manufacturers of the country. Garden City, NY: Doubleday Page & Co., 1912. First edition. Folio, pp. 200 plus advertisements, richly illustrated w/color & b/w photographs and drawings. Decorated Cloth over Boards, grey. Very Good; stain to back cover.

A delightful handbook for designers and homeowners covering a myriad of topics from paint color schemes to roofing and concrete construction to electricity and heating, lighting and fireplaces. The illustrations are plentiful and show the building, decoration, and furnishing styles of this early twentieth century period. Very uncommon! (18624)   $65.00
32.
Home Owners' Catalogs: A Guide to the Selection of
Building Materials Equipment and Furnishings
F.W. Dodge Corporation, New York, NY
[Building Materials]. F.W. Dodge Corporation. Home Owners' Catalogs: A Guide to the Selection of Building Materials Equipment and Furnishings. New York: F.W. Dodge Corp., 1934, 1939, 1940, 1947. First printing. Octavo, pp. approx. 250, index of firms and of products. A sample of DuPont Tontine washable window shade material laid in. Original Illustrated Cloth. Very Good.

A Sweet's trade catalog for residential owners. The subtitle says it all--it's full of period building materials and furnishing for the 1930's house and household. The illustrations also give the 30s ambience and look of the period. Fascinating period piece. (20252)   $50.00
Old House Journal Reference Library
33.
Evolution of Masonry Construction in American Architectural Styles
Ferro, Maximilian L.
[Architectural History]. Ferro, Maximilian L. Evolution of Masonry Construction in American Architectural Styles. Downer's Grove, IL: SERMAC Surface Maintenance Systems, 1977. First edition. Quarto, pp. 44. Illustrated with 90 b/w photos and drawings. Original Wraps. Very Good; small closed tear to front cover.

A useful photographic survey of American architectural styles and their European influences, listing the distinguishing characteristics of each style and the period of their emergence and prominence in American architecture. An extremely knowledgeable treatise by one of New England's most experienced practitioners and educators. From the Old House Journal Reference Library. (11812)   $35.00
34.
Recording Historic Structures
Burns, John A. [Editor]
[Historic Architecture]. Burns, John A. [Editor]. Recording Historic Structures. Washington DC: The American Institute of Architects Press, 1989. First edition. Oblong quarto, pp. xiii, 246, indexed, illustrated with b/w photographs and drawings. Glossy Pictorial Wraps. Very Good.

This book is a step-by-step guide for students - in architecture, engineering, photography, and history - who want to participate in recording and studying America's built antique heritage. It discusses each aspect of the documentation from the initial survey, planning and field notes through the historical research and analysis, to detailed guidelines for documentary photographs and measured drawings. From the Old House Journal Reference Library. (20298)   $15.00
35.
Practical Blacksmithing (4 volumes in 1)
Richardson, M. T.
[Building Trades]. Richardson, M. T. Practical Blacksmithing (4 volumes in 1) A Collection of Articles Contributed At Different Times by Skilled Workmen to the Columns of "The Blacksmith and Wheelwright" and covering nearly the whole range of Blacksmithing from the Simplest Job of Work to Some of the Most Complex Forgings. New York: Weathervane Books, 1978. Reprint. Octavo, Vol I - pp 224, Vol II - pp 262, Vol III - pp 307, Vol IV - pp 276. Illustrated with b/w line drawings throughout. Trade advertisements in the back of the last volume. Boards. Very Good in Chipped DJ.

A "single work...devoted solely to the practice of the blacksmith's art." History, tools, forges, work areas, fuel sources, anvils, materials, and methods are described and illustrated with detailed drawings. Originally printed in 1888-1891. A great resource, invaluable historically and practically. From the Old House Journal Reference Library. (20294)   $20.00
36.
The Work of Frank Lloyd Wright: The Wendingen Edition
Wijdeveld, H. Th. [Introduction]
[Architectural Monograph]. Wijdeveld, H. Th. [Introduction]. The Work of Frank Lloyd Wright: The Wendingen Edition The Life-Work of the American Architect Frank Lloyd Wright with Contributions by Frank Lloyd Wright. New York: Horizon Press, 1965. First edition. Quarto, pp 164, indexed, illustrated with over 200 b/w photographs. Cloth over Boards. Very Good in Good DJ.

This book includes historic writings by Frank Lloyd Wright himself, and also several remarkable contributions by noted European architects clarifying the Wright influence; the essay by Louis Mumford on the Social Background of Frank Lloyd Wright; two historically invaluable essays of Louis Sullivan; and a memoir by Mrs. Wright describing her husband's reaction to the book, and his building of the renowned Taliesin school. This original and epoch-making work is truly indigenous to America and has become part of the country's architectural heritage and has shaped modern architecture throughout the world. From the Old House Journal Reference Library. (20289)   $20.00
37.
How Old Is This House?
Howard, Hugh
[Architecture]. Howard, Hugh. How Old Is This House? A Skeleton Key to Dating and Identifying Three Centuries of American Houses. New York: Farrar Straus & Giroux, 1989. First edition. Small quarto, pp. 199, indexed, illustrated with b/w line drawings, photographs, and period art work. Cloth over Boards. Very Good in Very Good DJ.

This book provides investigative techniques, including the keys to distinguishing popular architectural styles. More than merely a style guide, it shows how to read the evidence of the past in order to understand and make informed decisions about the preservation, restoration, or renovation of an older house. From the Old House Journal Reference Library. (20286)   $20.00
38.
Trees for Architecture and the Landscape
Zion, Robert L.
[Landscape Architecture]. Zion, Robert L. Trees for Architecture and the Landscape. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1968. Fifth edition. Quarto, pp. 284. Index, Bibliography, illustrated with b/w photos. Original Wraps. Fair; several signatures loose.

"What does the tree look like?" is a question frequently asked by architects, and is at last answered definitively by a well-known landscape architect. This book is a comprehensive collection of full-page photographic portraits of trees whose structure, habit, and other characteristics make them especially useful in relation to buildings and outdoor spaces. This book will aid communication between landscape architect, architect, and layman, and will facilitate the interpretation of landscape architectural plans. From the Old House Journal Reference Library. (15781)   $15.00
39.
The Natural Garden
Druse, Ken
[Gardening]. Druse, Ken. The Natural Garden. New York: Clarkson N. Potter, 1989. First edition; fourth printing. Quarto, pp. 296, indexed, illustrated with over 400 color photographs. Cloth over Boards. Very Good in Very Good Dust Jacket.

Natural gardens are planned and designed to work with nature. Gone are the meticulously manicured lawns and heavily pruned shrubs that require hours of tedious labor. Natural gardeners take their inspiration from the environment, using native plants, hardy perennials, wildflowers, and ornamental grasses. They turn potential problems, such as rock outcrops or steep slopes, into assets, incorporating them into the landscape or even highlighting them with showy treatment. These refreshing, colorful gardens practically take care of themselves, so you spend your time enjoying them rather than slaving over them. This book shows how to design, plan, and plant a garden; how to improve an existing garden; and how to maintain a garden year after year. From the Old House Journal Reference Library. (20284)   $25.00
40.
Building by the Book: Pattern Book Architecture in New Jersey
Guter, Robert P. and Janet W. Foster
[Architectural History]. Guter, Robert P. and Janet W. Foster. Building by the Book: Pattern Book Architecture in New Jersey. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers Univ Press, 1992. First edition. Octavo, pp. 260, index, bibliography. Profusely illustrated with drawings, diagrams & b/w photos. Hardcover. Very Good in Very Good DJ.

The authors examine the influence of pattern books on New Jersey's residential architecture. By matching period illustrations to surviving houses, the authors explain why that old house next door looks like the one down the street - or at the other end of the state. Drawing on New Jersey's rich pattern-book legacy, they demonstrate how architectural ideas from books and popular periodicals shaped New Jersey's built landscape from the colonial era to the advent of WWII. From the Old House Journal Reference Library. (20275)   $25.00
41.
The Aesthetic Movement
Lambourne, Lionel
[Decorative Arts]. Lambourne, Lionel. The Aesthetic Movement. London: Phaidon Press Limited, 1996. First edition. Quarto, pp 240, indexed, illustrated with b/w and color drawings and photographs. Cloth over Boards. Very Good in Very Good DJ.

Originating from the Greek, aesthetics is the name which has been given since classical times to the study of beauty and the nature of the beautiful. In the second half of the 19th century, British poets, painters, designers and architects began to turn to aesthetic concerns and to place more emphasis on ornament and on the past. The result was the Aesthetic Movement and a new freedom in all aspects of the fine and decorative arts. Focusing on the designers and artists who worked both in Europe and the US, this beautiful and witty book will prove invaluable to enthusiasts of design and architecture and to all those intrigued by the social history of the period. (20274)   $30.00
42.
The Arts & Crafts Companion
Todd, Pamela
[Interiors]. Todd, Pamela. The Arts & Crafts Companion. New York: Bulfinch, 2004. First edition. Quarto, pp. 320, indexed, illustrated w/ color and b/w photographs and reproductions. Hardcover. As New in Fine DJ.

As a movement dedicated to the revival of traditional craftsmanship following mass production of the mid-19th century, Arts & Crafts evolved on both sides of the Atlantic with architects and designers such as Edwin Lutyens, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Gustav Stickley, and its style became instantly recognizable. This book traces the origins of the movement, discusses the personalities behind it, and includes comprehensive chapters devoted to all aspects of Arts & Crafts style, from architecture and interiors to glass, pottery, embroidery, applied arts, and the Arts & Crafts garden. This has become one of the most beloved books on the subject of this highly collectible decorative style. From the Old House Journal Reference Library. (20273)   $25.00
43.
The Complete Illustrated Guide to Everything Sold in Hardware Stores
Philbin, Tom and Steve Ettlinger
[Hardware]. Philbin, Tom and Steve Ettlinger. The Complete Illustrated Guide to Everything Sold in Hardware Stores. New York: Macmillan, 1988. First edition. Small quarto, pp. 432, indexed, illustrated with b/w drawings. The original press release and a press photo of co-author Steve Ettlinger are laid in. Boards. As New in Fine DJ.

This book is for everyone who has ever walked into a hardware store, home center, or lumber yard not knowing which nail or wrench or hammer or piping or fuse or paint thinner - or any "thingamajig" whatsoever - is best for a job. Here are every important tool and building material available - many the average do-it-yourselfer may not know about - carefully described and explained in concise detail. In these pages you'll find a wealth of tools that will save you time and money. From the Old House Journal Reference Library (20272)   $20.00
44.
Disaster Management Programs for Historic Sites
Spennemann, Dirk H. R. and David W. Look
[Disaster Management]. Spennemann, Dirk H. R. and David W. Look. Disaster Management Programs for Historic Sites. San Francisco, CA: US National Park Service, 1998. First edition. Small quarto, pp. 195, indexed, illustrated with b/w photographs. Original Wraps. Very Good.

The United Nations designated the 1990s as the Decade for Natural Hazard Reduction. It is ironic then that natural disasters were an increasingly common occurrence in the 1990s as a result of both random chance and to climatic changes. In many of those events, vast sections of our cultural heritage was impaired, not only by the direct impact of the disasters, but also, and by no small measure, by the actions taken by the hazard mitigation and response teams. Too often, damaged historic places are deemed to be a safety hazard and are ordered to be demolished by building officials without due consideration given to their cultural heritage value and the restoration options available. Potential for conflict abounds and, historically, conflict has ensued between the various management agencies. This book addresses these issues through conceptual papers and case studies written by people at the forefront of the conflict. From the Old House Journal Reference Library. (20264)   $30.00
Construction Methods and Materials
45.
Durable Homes by the Bishopric System
The Mastic Wall Board & Roofing Co., Cincinnati, OH
[Building Trades]. The Mastic Wall Board & Roofing Co. Durable Homes by the Bishopric System being a discussion concerning Bishopric Stucco or Plaster Board - the only background that holds stucco and plaster permanently and prevents cracking. Cincinnati, OH: The Mastic Wall Board & Roofing Co., 1914. First edition. Octavo, pp. 31, illustrated with b/w drawings and photographs. Staplebound Wraps. Very Good.

This was an advertising piece extolling the virtues of plaster board for interior and exterior construction, comparing it favorably against metal lath. There is a section addressing frequently asked questions about using plaster board or Bishopric stucco, directions for installation, cost comparisons, user testimonials, and many photos of completed projects so that the customer could see the attractive and sturdy results. Scarce; this is the first time we've been able to offer this title. (20287)   $45.00
46.
Moisture Migration in Buildings
Lieff/Trechsel [Editors]
[Building Trades]. Lieff/Trechsel [Editors]. Moisture Migration in Buildings. Philadelphia: ASTM, 1980. First edition. Octavo, pp. 293. Indexed, illustrated with b/w photos and drawings. Original Wraps. Fair, rubbing to cover, shelfwear, loose signature (first ~100 pages unbound but present).

Another technical publication from the ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials), this one collecting papers from a symposium on moisture migration in buildings in 1980. Papers cover topics relating to moisture migration and transport, vapor barriers, moisture in insulation, and humidity. (14664)   $40.00
47.
Thermal and Moisture Protection Manual
Beall, Christine
[Masonry]. Beall, Christine. Thermal and Moisture Protection Manual for architects, engineers, and contractors. New York: McGraw-Hill Book Co., Inc., 1999. First edition. Small quarto, pp. 503, indexed, illustrated with b/w drawings. Decorated Boards. As New.

Don't miss this opportunity to learn the basic principles and detailed design methods for thermal and moisture protection in buildings. This authoritative manual takes you through the forces of rain, snow, ice, and vapor, explains variations in macro and micro climate, analyzes weather exposure and risk, discusses the durability of various building materials, and applies theory to practice with hundreds of detail drawings. Whether you're an architect, engineer, contractor or building owner, this manual is now your best tool for achieving optimal thermal and moisture control in a wide range of building types - and for mastering the why's and how's of good practice. (20283)   $55.00
48.
Water Vapor Transmission Through Building Materials and Systems
Trechsel, Heinz R. and Mark Bomberg [Editors]
[Restoration]. Trechsel, Heinz R. and Mark Bomberg [Editors]. Water Vapor Transmission Through Building Materials and Systems: Mechanisms and Measurement (STP 1039). Philadelphia: ASTM, 1989. First edition. Octavo, pp. 175. Indexed, with b/w illustrations, charts and graphs. Original Wraps. Good+, cover creased at hinge, shelfwear and rubbing, interiors clean.

A set of papers presented at a symposium on thermal insulation and building construction performance in 1987, this publication collects useful information about the use of vapor barriers, moisture transport in buildings, condensation issues, and related topics. (14671)   $25.00
49.
Nicholson's New Carpenter's Guide
Hay, Dr. John
[Carpentry]. Hay, Dr. John. Nicholson's New Carpenter's Guide Being a Complete Book of Lines, for Carpenters, Joiners, and Workmen in General. London: George Virtue, nd (circa 1844). Enlarged and improved edition. Quarto, pp 122 and pp 8 on measuring. Illustrated throughout with b/w construction drawings. Leather Bound with new cloth spine. Very Good.

Peter Nicholson (1765-1844) was a Scottish architect, mathematician and engineer. Largely self-taught, he was apprenticed to a cabinet maker, but abandoned his trade in favor of teaching and writing. This was Nicholson's first book, illustrated with plates he engraved himself. It was notable for containing an original method for the construction of groins and niches of complex, double curved forms. This handsome volume stands the test of time with its geometric guidelines, standards for girders, trusses, roofs and domes, designs for skylights, mouldings and much more. An incredible resource for builders and architects, as well as a scarce historic volume, available primarily in reprints. The forward states that fifty years have elapsed since the first edition, and mentions Nicholson's death in 1844, so it is likely that this is a memorial printing. (16242)   $200.00
50.
APA Engineered Wood Handbook
Williamson, Thomas G. [Editor]
[Wood]. Williamson, Thomas G. [Editor]. APA Engineered Wood Handbook. New York: McGraw-Hill Book Co., Inc., 2002. First edition. Small quarto, pp. xi, 750; indexed; illustrated with b/w drawings. Hardcover. New.

APA is American Plywood Association, now known as the Engineered Wood Association. This unique handbook shows you what you can do with glued engineered wood composites in both residential and nonresidential building construction applications - products that not only perform better than traditional solid wood products, but also reduce the pressure on available wood fiber resources. This book provides standards and guidelines for getting the most from some of the most exciting wood based materials available in construction today (20258)   $35.00
51.
The Modern Plasterer (complete in 2 volumes)
Verrall, W.
[Building Materials]. Verrall, W. The Modern Plasterer (complete in 2 volumes): A Practical Work on Plastering, Decorative Plasterwork, Rough-Casting, Cement-Washes, Plastic Floors, Artificial Marbles, etc. London: Caxton, n.d. (1920s). First edition. Quarto, pp. 224, 232. Richly illustrated in color and b/w. Index. The original edition, not a reprint, and in good working order, for such large volumes that are often frequently referenced in the field. Embossed cloth over boards; gilt lettering. Very good.

A monumental set on an important building trade! Despite their scarcity, we seem to find sets of Verrall's original editions (my UK colleagues are constantly 'on the lookout' for us!) Very comprehensive, written at a time when "the old trade skills" were much more common. A wonderful two volume treatment on the subject, and a very sturdy and nice set of a hard-to-find publication in the US! (19980)  SOLD
52.
Windows: History, Repair, and Conservation
Tutton, Michael and Hirst, Elizabeth
[Windows]. Tutton, Michael and Hirst, Elizabeth. Windows: History, Repair, and Conservation. United Kingdom: Donhead, 2007. First edition. Quarto, 470 pp, illustrated. Glossy Pictorial Cover. New in new dust jacket.

This long awaited volume contains all the practitioner, conservation officer, curator, contractor or amateur will ever need to know about windows, from their history and development to their identification, repair specification, use of materials and fittings, and even the current legislation governing them. Very scarce and long out of print; we haven't had a copy in years. (20251)   $225.00
53.
Master Specifications for Built-Up Roofs
(Specification No. 1 through No. 12)
The Philip Carey Company, Cincinnati, OH
[Roofing]. The Philip Carey Company. Master Specifications for Built-Up Roofs (Specification No. 1 through No. 12). Cincinnati, OH: Carey Co., 1934. First edition. Quarto, approx. 50+ pages with b/w illustrations and details throughout. Decorated Black Stock Binder w/brass clasps. Very Good.

Detailed specifications for applied felt roofing made from tar, asphalt, rag, and other materials. Variations for different building types, including wood frame, masonry, and concrete, are included. (18722)   $60.00
54.
Hodgson's Estimator and Contractor's Guide for Pricing Builder's Work
Hodgson, Fred T.
[Building Specifications]. Hodgson, Fred T. Hodgson's Estimator and Contractor's Guide for Pricing Builder's Work describing reliable methods of pricing builder's quantities for competitive work, showing in brief and concise form the methods generally employed by the most successful contractors, giving full details for estimating cost by cost per cubic foot of similar buildings estimating by the square, estimating in rough quantities, estimating per unit of accommodation, estimating by accurate quantities, etc. with many tables, rules and useful memoranda. Chicago: Frederick J. Drake & Co., 1904. First edition. Octavo, pp. 254 plus House Plan Supplement: Perspective Views and Floor Plans of Fifty Low and Medium Priced Houses bound in. Indexed, Illustrated with b/w drawings. Laid in: 1880 carpenter and builder's guide matching size of glass and size of casement, distributed by Eastern Door, Sash and Blind Manufacturers' Association. Green Cloth over Boards with Gilt Lettering. Very Good, some cover staining.

Nice copy of a useful and popular guide for builders and contractors that saw several editions. The House Plan Supplement in the rear of this volume contains a nice collection of popular home designs. (20248)   $30.00
55.
Painting and Decorating Working Methods:
a Textbook for Apprentice, Journeyman, Housepainter, Decorator
Int'l. Assoc. of Master Painters and Decorators
[Paint]. Int'l. Assoc. of Master Painters and Decorators. Painting and Decorating Working Methods, a Textbook for Apprentice, Journeyman, Housepainter, Decorator. New York: Theo. Audel & Co., 1922/1945. Second edition-reprinted. Octavo, pp. xxii, 294, illustrated by b/w photos & drawings, with color chip chart, with 20 tipped-in samples. Original Cloth. Very Good.

A solid trade publication, well illustrated. A scarce piece of trade literature. (15741)   $40.00
Pattern Books
56.
Selected Architectural Details
for Architects, Engineers, Designers and Draftsmen
Creighton, Tom [Editor]
[Pattern Book]. Creighton, Tom [Editor]. Selected Architectural Details for Architects, Engineers, Designers and Draftsmen. New York: Reinhold, Progressive Architecture, n.d. circa 1950. Third revised. Octavo, pp. 76, richly illustrated w/ b/w plans and photographs. Spiral Bound Wraps. Moderate soiling, else Very Good.

A handy compendium of interior and exterior architectural details for homes, offices, schools, and other public and private buildings. From the pages of Progressive Architecture magazine. (7640)   $50.00
Trade Catalogs
57.
Corbin Originals for Modern Doors
P. & F. Corbin Division, The American Hardware Corporation
[Hardware]. P. & F. Corbin Division, The American Hardware Corporation. Corbin Originals for Modern Doors. New Britain, CT: P. & F. Corbin, 1957. First edition. Quarto, pp. 15, illustrated with color drawings. Staplebound Wraps. Very Good.

Corbin Cabinet Lock was founded in 1882 in Connecticut, and moved to Illinois in 2003, where it is still a manufacturer and supplier of padlocks, cabinet door locks, desk drawer locks, and many more. This colorful catalog captures their Mid-Century doorknobs with style and appeal. (20271)   $30.00
58.
Blue Shield Vest Pocket Catalogue of
Blinds, Doors, Mouldings, Sash, and Miscellaneous Millwork
Carr & Adams Co., Des Moines, IA
[Millwork]. Carr & Adams Co. Blue Shield Vest Pocket Catalogue of Blinds, Doors, Mouldings, Sash, and Miscellaneous Millwork. Des Moines, IA: Carr & Adams Co., 1910-1911. Original edition. 3" x 5.75", pp. 255, indexed, illustrated with b/w drawings. Leather Bound. Good; decorated end papers, some pencil inscriptions, errata pasted inside front cover, loose signature, several slashes in back cover.

At the time of this printing, Carr & Adams claimed to be the largest producers of sash and doors in the world, with seven locations throughout the Midwest. This is an attractive portable catalogue of their fine millwork; the illustrations of doors, stairwork, porch brackets, and grilles are especially nice. (20270)   $90.00
59.
Illustrated Catalogue and Price List of
Wrought Brass and Cast Brass Hardware
W. & J. Tiebout, New York, NY
[Metal]. W. & J. Tiebout. Illustrated Catalogue and Price List of Wrought Brass and Cast Brass Hardware. New York: W. & J. Tiebout, 1908. First edition. Small octavo, pp. 174, illustrated with b/w drawings. A previous owner wrote "See Their #16 Catalogue" in ink across the front cover, and corrected some of the prices inside in both pencil and pen. Original Wraps. Good; repaired backstrip, cover staining.

Hinges, hasps, corners, corner straps, brackets, escutcheons, pulls, knobs, chest handles, screw rings, drawer pulls, bolts, card holders, turnbuckles, and much more. A comprehensive catalog by this early New York company (established 1853). (20269)   $80.00
60.
1904 Vest Pocket Catalogue of Doors, Sash, and Everything in Millwork
John A. Gauger & Co., Chicago, IL
[Millwork]. John A. Gauger & Co. 1904 Vest Pocket Catalogue of Doors, Sash, and Everything in Millwork. Chicago, IL: John A. Gauger & Co., 1904. Original edition. 3" x 5", pp. 162, indexed, illustrated with b/w drawings. Original Wraps. Good; stain on front cover, 1/2" tear to backstrip.

Doors, glazed sash, blinds, mouldings, fine stairwork, art and window glass, parquetry floors, and everything in millwork in any wood. A beautiful reference catalog with detailed drawings of newel posts, stairwork, doors, porch columns and brackets. (20268)   $60.00
61.
Artemide Lighting Catalog
Artemide, Milan, Italy
[Lighting]. Artemide. Artemide Lighting Catalog. Milan: Artemide, 1972. Original edition. Octavo, pp. 191, illustrated with color photographs. Text in five languages: Italian, French, English, German, and Spanish. Original Wraps. Very Good.

The Artemide Group was founded by Ernesto Gismondi, who passed away on the last day of 2020. Entrepreneur, aerospace engineer, inventor and university professor for over 60 years, he guided Artemide with a visionary spirit, anticipating the future of light in the present. This catalog is a great snapshot of 1970s design, with many sleek, colorful and groovy options. A nice trade piece that included some furniture, storage, and decor items as well as lighting. (20263)   $50.00
Brick and Stone
62.
The Art and Craft of Stonescaping
Reed, David
[Masonry]. Reed, David. The Art and Craft of Stonescaping Setting and Stacking Stone. Asheville, NC: Lark Books, 1998. First edition. Small quarto, pp. 160, indexed, illustrated with color photographs. Cloth over Boards. As New in Fine DJ.

Stonescaping is one of the few simple pastimes in our high-tech, high-speed world that allows us to reconnect with our natural surroundings. Dry-stacked and dry-laid stonework requires no mortar. You won't need fancy equipment, that much strength, or a vast estate. If you can handle a shovel, wield a hammer, and lift small stones; if you can find a few square feet to call your own; and if you're eager to spend some time outdoors now and then, stonescaping is for you. The author walks you through building a series of wonderful projects - just take your pick. (20267)   $25.00
63.
Practical Masonry: A Guide to the Art of Stone Cutting
Purchase, William R.
[Masonry]. Purchase, William R. Practical Masonry: A Guide to the Art of Stone Cutting comprising the construction, setting-out, and working of stairs, circular work, arches, niches, domes, pendentives, vaults, tracery windows, etc. to which are added supplements relating to masonry estimating and quantity surveying, and to building stones and marbles, and a glossary of terms for the use of students, masons, and craftsmen. London: Crosby Lockwood and Son, 1904. Fifth edition, enlarged. Small quarto, pp. viii, 218 w/ 8 page publisher's catalogue bound in. Illustrated with 52 b/w lithographic plates, comprising about 400 diagrams. Signed by a previous owner in 1911. Decorated Cloth on Boards, brown. Very Good+.

This work was compiled as a means of introducing the student of masonry to the practical work of everyday life in the workshop and on the building. It was intended to initiate young beginners in the craft into the rules and principles of good masonry. This edition adds two more plates, a glossary of terms, a new section on masonry estimating and quantity surveying, and a new section on building stones, marbles and granites, including carefully compiled lists of stone actually in the market. This book has been treasured for decades, and it is in beautiful condition. (20259)   $110.00
64.
The Modern Bricklayer (3 volumes, complete)
Frost, William
[Masonry]. Frost, William. The Modern Bricklayer: A Practical Work on Bricklaying in All Its Branches with Special Sections on Tiling and Slating, Specifications, Estimating, Etc. Etc. (3 Volumes, complete). London: Caxton Publishing Co. Ltd., 1951. Reprint of 1931 edition. Octavo, Vol. 1 pp. 212, Vol. 2 pp. 214, Vol. 3 pp. 244. Indexed, illustrated with b/w drawings and photos, and photographic color frontispieces. Red Cloth over Boards with Gilt Lettering on Spine. Very Good.

A thorough compendium of techniques and details of the bricklayer's craft in Britain, including basic construction, materials, arches, cornices, drainage and sewage, tiling, slating, paving, decorative brickwork, estimating, maintenance, and other topics. From the Preface: ""The book is at once comprehensive and detailed, dealing progressively with every branch of brickwork and tile laying. It will be found that problems are discussed about which it is extremely difficult to obtain information elsewhere. A series of chapters on the business side of the trade will be found very useful. The book has been planned so as to enable the bricklayer to become a master of his subject from beginning to end." Each volume has a beautiful color frontispiece, and is richly illustrated with b/w drawings and diagrams. (20253)   $120.00
65.
Architectural Alberene:
A Natural Stone of Diversified Archtectural Utility
Alberene Soapstone Company, Schuyler, VA
[Stone]. Alberene Soapstone Company. Architectural Alberene A Natural Stone of Diversified Archtectural Utility. Schuyler, VA: Alberene Soapstone Company, 1928. Original edition. Quarto, pp. 24, illustrated with b/w photographs, plus two colored prints showing stone colors. Staplebound Wraps. Very Good.

This book, addressed to the architects of America, briefly tells the story of architectural Alberene, describing its qualities as a building stone and suggesting its possibilities as a high quality, long enduring medium for architectural craftsmanship. The photos display many finished projects that included Alberene in Pennsylvania, mostly in Pittsburgh. Rare; this is the first time we've been able to offer this piece. (20257)   $100.00
66.
Alberene Soapstone Sample
Alberene Soapstone Company, Schuyler, VA
[Stone]. Alberene Soapstone Company. Alberene Soapstone Sample. Schuyler, VA: Alberene Soapstone Company, nd c. 1900. Original edition. Soapstone sample, 3" x 4" x 1.25", with metal seal screwed to the top of it. Stone Sample. Very Good.

The Alberene Soapstone Company was founded in 1883, and produced soapstone blocks from quarries named Church Hill, Old Dominion, and Climax in Virginia. It is the only company producing American soapstone. According to locals, the Alberene Soapstone Company was once the largest employer in the US in the late 19th century, and the second place to have electricity in the US, after Manhattan. The company has been bought and sold several time and remained inactive for a number of years before reopening in 2010. This lovely stone sample is history in your hand! (20256)   $50.00
Titles on Sale
67.
House Painting Methods with the Brush and Spray Gun
Vanderwalker, F. N.
[Paint]. Vanderwalker, F. N. House Painting Methods with the Brush and Spray Gun Industrial Painting on Steel, Iron, Cement, Brick and Wood Surfaces. Chicago: Frederick J. Drake & Co., 1945. First edition. 12 mo, pp. 382, indexed, illustrated w/line drawings, includes colored paint chip chart. Original Cloth over Boards. Very Good.

A detailed reference manual covering brushes, spray painting equipment, ladders, scaffolding and staging, miscellaneous tools, materials, methods, and much more. Very practical and thorough. (9376)   $30.00
68.
Modern Painting, Hardwood Finishing and Sign Painting
Armstrong, Hodgson & Delamotte
[Paint]. Armstrong, Hodgson & Delamotte. Modern Painting, Hardwood Finishing and Sign Painting Covering every Branch of this Profession. Chicago. IL: Frederick J. Drake & Company, 1913. First edition. Sm Octavo, pp.440, 203 & (15). All sections illustrated with b/w drawings. 10 pages of trade literature at end of book. Each section with index. Decorated Boards. Good; cover faded and stained.

As with most books by Hodgson, this is the industry standard in its field. Extremely well illustrated with line drawings, it addresses the needs of the professional painter, from apprentice through journeyman. (19616)   $55.00
69.
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)   $20.00
70.
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)   $35.00
71.
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)   $35.00
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Lot of Terra Cotta Publications
National Terra Cotta Society, New York, NY
[Terra Cotta]. National Terra Cotta Society. Lot of Terra Cotta Publications. New York: National Terra Cotta Society, 1931. First edition. Clute: Quarto, pp. 8, illustrated with b/w photographs. Lockhardt: Quarto, pp. 12, illustrated with b/w photographs and specification drawings. Plates: subset from "Terra Cotta Standard Construction" (plates 1, 3, 4, 5, 12, 16, 17, 19, 20, 21, 22, 27). Staplebound Wraps and Individual Plates. Very good; some corner bends on the plates.
This lot contains two reprints from 1931 related to terra cotta: "Using Terra-Cotta as Terra-Cotta" by Eugene Clute (reprinted from April 1931 issue of Architecture) and "Architectural Terra Cotta" by William F. Lockhardt (reprinted from January 1931 issue of General Building Contractor). Both articles are well illustrated. To round out the lot, we offer an incomplete set of the plates from "Terra Cotta Standard Construction." These can complete your set, or work well for framing. (19310)   $60.00
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