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Selected Titles for January 2019
Welcome to the January newsletter! We were at Papermania in Hartford last weekend - we didn't set up to sell, but we wandered around and bought well. Our next show is in March in Portland, Maine for the Old House Trade Show (link: http://www.portlandlandmarks.org/events/tradeshow). Portland is one of our favorite New England coastal towns, and this show is always worth taking in. If you haven't seen Portland lately, I'd highly recommend coming up for it.
Here it is January, and we're still waiting for the first snowstorm in New England, though we know a lot of the US got hit hard this week. We feel your pain and know we'll be getting snow ourselves soon, so here's a photo of one year ago, when we had a nice thick blanket of snow on our front lawn.
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Construction Methods & Materials
Metal and Hardware
Brick, Stone, and Mining
Paints and Finishes
[Glass]. Blue Ridge Glass Corporation. Blue Ridge Glass Samples in Wooden Case with 35 glass samples. Kingsport, TN: Blue Ridge Glass Corp., nd c. 1946. First edition. 7 3/4" x 6 1/4" x 4" Latched wooden case with 7 - 3.5" x 5" samples, and 28 - 2" x 3.5" samples (plus two samples that are broken). Ribbed glass, hammered glass, frosted glass, and AKLO glass (heat-absorbing, thermal-shock resistant figured and wire glass). Hardwood Case w/brass fittings, gilt lettering; front corner starting to separate. Very good.
Blue Ridge Glass Samples in Wooden Case with 35 glass samples
Blue Ridge Glass Corporation, Kingsport, TN
A very uncommon boxed set of Blue Ridge Glass samples.They include polished Aklo, Satinol, Skytex, Luminex, Muralex, Diffusex, Pointex, Linex, and other trademarked products by this company. Most of them are in excellent condition, and are labeled. (Two are in fragments.) A scarce and invaluable collection! (19207) $200.00
[Western US]. McLean, Robert Craik (Editor). Two issues of The Western Architect magazine - Volume XX #9, September 1914 and Volume XXVIII #10, October 1919. Minneapolis, MN: Western Architect Publishing Co., 1914 and 1919. First edition. Quarto, pp 26, pp 18. Illustrated with b/w photographs, architectural drawings, and plans. The 1919 issue is missing its first page. Original Brown Stock Wraps. Very Good.
Two issues of The Western Architect magazine - Volume XX #9, September 1914 and Volume XXVIII #10, October 1919
McLean, Robert Craik (Editor)
Two very scarce issues of this periodical, from the era when Robert Craik McLean was its editor. McLean founded the "Inland Architect" in 1883, and edited its successor, "The Western Architect", for many years. He was one of the founders of the Western Society of Architects and of the Chicago Architectural Club. He knew most of the well known architects of his time personally, and so could write authoritatively about their work and the developments he observed in American architecture, particularly in the mid-west and west. The 1914 issue focuses on several industrial buildings in Illinois, Minnesota and Texas, and private residences in California, Philadelphia, Oregon, and Canada. The 1919 issue features a profile of Professor Newton Alonzo Wells, an architectural faculty member at the University of Illinois; an article about the architecture of the Spanish renaissance in California; and an article about exhibition architecture. The period advertisements are very attractive, too. (19239) $160.00
[Architecture]. Marquette Cement Manufacturing Company. Building for the Future. Chicago, IL: Marquette Cement Manufacturing Company, 1915. First edition. Quarto, pp. 65. Illustrated with full page b/w photographs. Staplebound Wraps. Very good.
Building for the Future
Marquette Cement Manufacturing Company
Buildings that were erected in Chicago after the great fire in 1871 were already being torn down by 1915, because the replacement buildings were erected before the age of concrete. This book makes a persuasive argument for the durability of steel-framed buildings rooted to bedrock on foundations of concrete, and highlights building and construction work that was done with Marquette Portland Cement throughout the Midwest, such as the Ford Motor Building in Minneapolis; Chicago City Hall; and Great Northern Elevator in Superior, Wisconsin. Many of the photographs are annotated with the number of barrels of cement used in the construction of the building. A wonderful snapshot of early 20th century commercial construction in the United States. (19236) $110.00
[International]. Revoil, H. and others. Romanesque Ornament: With Construction and Details. Boston, MA: George H. Polley & Company, 1895. First edition. Folio, with 60 full-page b/w engraved plates. Decorated boards with cloth spine. Good.
Romanesque Ornament: With Construction and Details
Revoil, H. and others
Beautiful visual depiction of Romanesque and Moorish ornaments drawn from European architecture. (19219) $150.00
[International]. Bridaham, Lester Burbank, preface by Ralph Adams Cram. Gargoyles, Chimeres, and the Grotesque in French Gothic Sculpture. New York: Architectural Book Publishing Co., 1930. First edition. Folio, pp. xvi, 208, profusely illustrated w/ b/w photographs. Cloth over Boards; water stain on top right corner of front cover and top left corner of back cover, but dust jacket and text block unaffected. Very Good in Very Good DJ.
Gargoyles, Chimeres, and the Grotesque in French Gothic Sculpture
Bridaham, Lester Burbank, preface by Ralph Adams Cram
Nice copy of the definitive photographic study of these fascinating architectural details.A very scarce book in its original 1930 incarnation. No reprint does this material justice! (19201) $225.00
[Architecture]. Campion, G. Mary. Prefabricated Homes. Bortwick: G. Mary Campion, 1947. First edition. Small quarto, pp. 50, 3 folding plans with titles, 2 original photographs with titles, numerous pasted-in photographic illustrations with titles in text throughout (including some color), some pagtes with red titles. Cloth over Boards. Very good; slight bowing to boards, fraying to upper edge of upper board, foxing to edges.
(Original Typed Manuscript)
Campion, G. Mary
This is an unpublished typed manuscript, perhaps a rough draft of a book that was never published. After WWII, there was a very serious housing shortage because of the damage and destruction of the war. Prefabricated houses made it possible to erect temporary housing quickly to prevent families from living in appalling conditions. The text emphasizes aluminum homes, Uni-Seco's prefabricated buildings, and the city of Bath's use of prefabricated homes for temporary housing. The final chapter discussed prefabricated homes of the future. A unique and desirable book. (19238) $200.00
[Architecture]. Clute, Eugene (Editor). Prefabricated Homes; April 1943 to December 1944 (bound volume of 20 issues). New York: Illumination Publishing, 1943-1944. First edition. Quarto, each issue 32 pp. Illustrated with b/w photographs and drawings. Trade advertisements throughout. Cloth over Boards. Very good.
Prefabricated Homes; April 1943 to December 1944
(bound volume of 20 issues)
Clute, Eugene (Editor)
An outstanding collection of WWII-era articles on prefabricated housing, popular for war workers and armed forces. Articles include rental housing, preassembled electrical wiring and plumbing, home financing, plywood construction, building codes, projections for post-war design and demand, an endorsement of prefab houses by Winston Churchill, and many more. Very scarce! We've never had any issues of this magazine before. (19200) $475.00
[Architecture]. Luce, Henry R. (Editor). Fortune Magazine, April 1933. New York: Time, Inc., April 1933. First edition. Folio, pp. 132, illustrated with b/w drawings and photographs. Original Wraps. Near Fine in Wraps.
Fortune Magazine, April 1933
This is an absolutely beautiful magazine in very remarkable condition. On page 52, there is a long article entitled "Mass-produced Houses in Review," which reviewed the progress of the prefabricated house, which by 1933 could be seen, entered and purchased. Some of the featured companies and architects are Robert W. McLaughlin Jr, of American Houses, Inc, New York; Sears Roebuck; Walter L. Fisher of General Houses Inc in Chicago; Armco in Cleveland; Pierce Foundation; Columbian Steel Tank Co. of Kansas City; and National Steel Homes of California. Other companies that were expanding into prefabricated housing, but didn't have a production line already in place, are also listed as companies to watch. (19251) $60.00
[Architecture]. Graff, Raymond K.; Matern, Rudolph A.; and Williams, Henry Lionel. The Prefabricated House A Practical Guide for the Prospective Buyer. Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1947. First edition. Small quarto, pp. vi, 132, indexed, illustrated with b/w drawings and photographs. Signed on the front end paper by a previous owner. Cloth over Boards. Very good.
The Prefabricated House
Graff, Raymond K.; Matern, Rudolph A.; and Williams, Henry Lionel
This book strives to inform the prospective buyers what they might expect of a prefabricated home, as compared to houses built by more conventional methods. The advantages and disadvantages of prefabrication are examined from the owner's point of view. The book discusses the suitability of ultra-modern and freak designs to the latest designs, and their shortcomings as an investment. The extra costs involved in foundations, utility connections, and basements are detailed, and even goes into operation and maintenance costs, and how to choose a lot for the prefabricated house. A useful resource that showed no bias for or against prefabricated houses. (19242) $75.00
[Architecture]. E. F. Hodgson Company. Hodgson Prefabricated Houses. Dover, MA: E. F. Hodgson Company, 1937. First edition. Quarto, pp. 48, indexed, illustrated with b/w drawings and photographs. Staplebound Wraps. Very good.
Hodgson Prefabricated Houses
E. F. Hodgson Company, Dover, MA
At the end of the 19th century, Ernest F. Hodgson started building small houses in complete sections that could be shipped anywhere, and erected by anyone in a few hours' time by using bolts instead of nails. He started with tool houses, poultry houses, dog houses, and other small buildings of a similar nature. After 1900, auto garages were in demand, and Hodgson expanded into that market. By 1937, Hodgson had many attractive home designs in his product line. This book has many illustrations both inside and outside the homes, and many happy customers' letters were reprinted. A persuasive pitch for prefabricated housing! (19250) $90.00
An attractive book, even for those of us who don't read German. Floor plans, interior and exterior photographs, and some alternative floor plan suggestions. Homes from the United States and all over Europe were profiled. Scarce! (19252) $75.00
[Architecture]. Lustron Corporation. Camera Tour through the Lustron Home A New Standard for Living. Marion, OH: Lustron Corporation, 1947. First edition. Quarto, 4-page folded pamphlet, with application form and trifold pamphlet with questions and answers laid in. Pamphlet. Very good; vertical fold.
Camera Tour through the Lustron Home
Lustron Corporation, Marion, OH
Lustron houses were prefabricated enamel steel houses developed in the post-WWII era United States in response to the shortage of homes for returning GIs. Considered low maintenance and extremely durable, they were expected to attract modern families who might not have the time or interest in repairing and painting conventional wood and plaster houses. Unfortunately, domestic demand for steel exceeded production after WWII, and the government exercised control over its allocation. Lustron took out a loan to buy steel, but could not meet demand and repay the loan. Although they had orders for more than 8000 homes, the loan was called and production ended in 1950. About 2,000 Lustron homes still exist in 36 states. This pamphlet is a great keepsake to honor this interesting bit of American history. (19214) $75.00
[Architecture]. Shaw, Henry. The Encyclopedia of Ornament. London: William Pickering, 1842. First edition. Folio (11 X 14), 2-page preface, 59 beautiful colored original plates, in various print mediums, many hand-colored, depicting tiles, stained glass panels and borders, capitals and columns, draperies, ironwork, ornaments in wood and plaster, etc. Embossed cloth over boards. Very good; back hinge starting to split.
The Encyclopedia of Ornament
A selection of the purest and best specimens of ornament of all kinds and of all ages: architectural ornaments, stained glass, painted tiles, wood carvings, wood panels, ironwork, ornamental drapery, velvet hangings, lace and needlework, book bindings, and jewelry and plate designs. One of the most beautifully illustrated books we've offered. A pleasant copy in vivid coloration. (19233) $375.00
[Ornamentation]. Colling, James K. Art Foliage for Sculpture and Decoration With an Analysis of Geometric Form, and Studies from Nature, of Buds, Leaves, Flowers, and Fruit. Boston: James R. Osgood & Co., 1873. First American edition from the latest English edition. Quarto, pp. v, 136. Illustrated with 139 in-text b/w figures and 72 full-page plates. Cloth over Boards. Very Good; several plates detached from binding.
Art Foliage for Sculpture and Decoration
Colling, James K.
A noted collection of examples of foliated decoration and ornaments in architecture in the late 19th century, here in the first American edition. Elements include decorated columns, colonnades, stone panels, ironwork, and other architectural ornamentation. An excellent visual source for anyone dealing with natural forms as they pertain to architecture and design! (19234) $275.00
[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, 1852. Sixth 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). Quarter leather with gilt illustrated and embossed cloth over boards. Good; cover and fore-edge ink stain; heavy edgewear; hinge damage.
Shaw's Civil Architecture
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) $250.00
[Pattern Book]. Sloan, Samuel. Sloan's Homestead Architecture containing forty designs for villas, cottages, and farm houses with essays on style, construction, landscape gardening, furniture, etc. Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott & Co., 1861. First edition. Octavo, pp. 351, illustrated w/engravings plus one chromolithograph. Original Cloth. Good, loose in binding, some foxing, small tear at bottom backspine.
Sloan's Homestead Architecture
Sloan's custom-designed houses are stunning examples of High Victorian architecture. And fancy houses required fancy furniture. For Italianate or Mansardic houses, like those featured in this book, that usually meant something French. This book was the second American architectural stylebook to publish an essay on furniture, High Victorian pieces copied from French sources in Philadelphia by George Henkels, probably the best-publicized Victorian cabinet-maker in America. (2243) $225.00
[Architecture]. Albert, Odd. The Practical Book of Building "The House of Health" A handbook for every homeowner or prospective homeowner. How to finance, what to build, how to equip, to make the least amount of capital buy the most. New York: Garden City Publishing, 1937. Second edition. Quarto, pp 128, indexed. Illustrated with b/w drawings and photographs. Decorated Boards. Very Good in tattered dust jacket.
The Practical Book of Building "The House of Health"
Detailed practical information on finance, construction plans, heating and air conditioning, insulation, lighting, flooring, roofing, siding, kitchen design, and much more. The first 50 pages is a compilation of articles on relevant topics and authored by other architects; the rest of the book appears to be the author's contribution on remaining topics. Many beautiful photographs, both interior and exterior, illustrate construction techniques and design points to consider. Very interesting! (19195) $50.00
[Americana]. Damon, George A. Picturesque Pasadena. Pasadena, CA: Chamber of Commerce and Civic Association of Pasadena, nd c. 1920. First edition. Quarto, pp. 55, illustrated with sepia-toned photographs. Stamped on the cover by California Stucco Products Company of Portland, Oregon. Decorated Boards. Very good.
Damon, George A.
A showcase of homes in Pasadena, California, with minimal text and 99 photographs of exteriors and interiors. This publication may have been a giveaway intended to lure people from all over the country into relocation -- or, at the very least, into admiring and imitating the building and decorating styles set by southern California. (19213) $50.00
[[Architecture]. Hart, David M. X-Ray Non-Destructive Examination of Historic Structures. Washington, D.C.: National Park Service, December 1975. Original edition. Quarto, pp. 24, illustrated with b/w drawings and photographs. Staplebound Wraps with 3-ring binder holes punched out. Very good.
X-Ray Non-Destructive Examination of Historic Structures
Hart, David M.
Until recent times it has been very difficult if not impossible to determine components, structural condition, physical condition and alterations in a building's fabric without removal of plaster or woodwork, or in some way causing damage to the historic finishes or structure. By using portable X-ray equipment, the investigator has an effective and practical non-destructive process that gives a well-defined picture of building elements that are not able to be viewed with the naked eye. This paper was prepared by the director of The Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities, the organization that became Historic New England. (19231) $75.00
[Restoration]. Curtis, John Obed. Moving Historic Buildings. Washington DC: U.S. Dept. of the Interior, 1979. First edition. Small Quarto, pp. 50. Selected Bibliography, illustrated with b/a photos and drawings. Staplebound Wraps. As New.
Moving Historic Buildings
Curtis, John Obed
An excellent guide on a somewhat neglected subject in historic preservation. The technical information in this text is still useful despite being over 30 years old. Produced by the U.S. Dept. of the Interior, Heritage Conservation and Recreation Service. Contains many interesting photographs of historic buildings being moved, with descriptions of how the moves were done and why those methods were chosen. Uncommon. (19225) $45.00
Portfolio 1 is labelled "Two and 1 1/2 Story Homes" and contains 11 pattern books. Portfolio 2 is labelled "One Story Homes over 1600 sq ft" and contains 7 pattern books. Portfolio 3 is labelled "One Story Homes under 1600 sq ft" and contains 5 pattern books. Portfolio 4 is labelled "Multi Level Homes" and contains 7 pattern books. Portfolio 5 is labelled "Vacation Homes and Miscellaneous" and contains 4 pattern books. Each pattern book contains about 15 patterns. A wonderful collection of unusual and inventive mid-century home patterns. (19202) $450.00
[Pattern Book]. Phelan, Charles W. (Director). The Home Harmonious 1927 Edition of the WNAC Book of Homes. Boston, MA: Station WNAC Home Builder's Department, 1927. First edition. Quarto, pp. 32, illustrated with b/w drawings and photographs. Stamped on the cover by the architect of the Home Harmonious project. Staplebound Wraps. Good; cover is partially detached.
The Home Harmonious
1927 Edition of the WNAC Book of Homes
The "Home Harmonious" was a joint project between Massachusetts radio station WNAC and contractors, developers, and building suppliers to educate listeners about home building and buying. They claimed the "Home Harmonious" was the first "radio-built home," but it appears the only thing radio-related about the home was a large niche built into the living room wall for a radio to reside! This pattern book displays home plans, articles about home construction, and radio promotions. A rare pairing of radio and architecture in the first decade of commercial radio. (19203) $90.00
[Pattern Book]. Lindstrom, J. W. Duplex and Apartment Houses. Minneapolis, MN: Lindstrom, J. W., nd c. 1930. Quarto, 80 pp., plus 16-page advertising section. Illustrated with b/w perspective drawings, photographs, and floor plans. Staplebound pictorial wrappers with cloth tape spine. Very good.
Duplex and Apartment Houses
Lindstrom, J. W.
One in a series of pattern books published by this Minneapolis architect, this edition offers plans for over 30 duplex homes and over 30 apartment buildings. A bonus group of 10 commercial buildings such as a movie theater, bank, drug store, parking garage, and more. Each structure is described and illustrated with plans and with illustrations. The commercial buildings are especially interesting. Very scarce. (19204) $110.00
[Pattern Book]. E. F. Hodgson Co. Hodgson Portable Houses. Boston and New York: E. F. Hodgson Co., 1926. First edition. Oblong Octavo, pp. 96. Richly illustrated with b/w photos and plans. 4-page supplement of poultry houses and bird houses laid in. Staplebound Embossed Wraps. Very Good; Wraps creased/worn along edges, interiors clean and bright.
Hodgson Portable Houses
E. F. Hodgson Co., Boston and New York
A wonderful book of portable houses and cottages, sleeping porches and additions, bungalows, furnishings, outhouses, sunrooms, screenhouses and playhouses, garages and sheds, barracks, hospitals, churches, and other makeshift and portable buildings. Includes a page of Hodgson portable houses that were erected on Boston Common during WWI. A scarce and wonderful catalog. (19194) $80.00
[Pattern Book]. Hodgson, Fred T. Hodgson's Low Cost American Homes Perspective views and floor plans of one hundred low and medium priced houses. Chicago: Frederick J. Drake & Co., 1904. First edition. 12mo (5 x 7 1/2). pp circa 200 pages. illustrated with hundreds of drawings and building plans. Original Green Pictoral Publisher's Cloth. Very Good.
Hodgson's Low Cost American Homes
Hodgson, Fred T.
Hodgson saw the need for comfortable, healthy, and attractive homes for those with limited financial resources, and produced this book to fill that need. These beautiful homes are still attractive over 100 years later; this book is a delight to browse and read. (19197) $80.00
[Pattern Book]. Montgomery Ward & Co. Wardway Homes Bungalows and Cottages 1925. Mineola, NY: Dover Publications, 2004. Quarto, pp. 101, illustrated with b/w perspective drawings and house plans. Previous owner's name written neatly on front end paper. Color Pictorial Wraps. As New.
Wardway Homes Bungalows and Cottages 1925
A 2004 reprint of the 1925 original
This is a reprint of the original. Over 70 home exteriors and a few garages are illustrated, with floor plans and descriptions of the interior. A few pages are devoted to advertising of plumbing, heating, wall fixtures and wallpaper needed to finish the interior of the home. Price guides for the homes, and for the heating, plumbing and electrical wiring, are included. A valuable resource for anyone with a Wardway home. (19206) $45.00
[Pattern Book]. Radford, William A. Radford's Brick Houses and How to Build Them A standard collection of new, original, and artistic designs for brick houses, apartments, stores and flats, garages, etc.; together with complete instruction in the manufacture of brick and its practical uses as a building material. Chicago: Radford Architectural Co., 1912. First edition. Octavo, pp. 219 Illustrated with drawings, photographs and floor plans. Index plus a publisher's catalogue at the rear. Over 300 designs. Original beige cloth w/ red & green design on front cover.. Near Fine; previous owner's address label inside front cover.
Radford's Brick Houses and How to Build Them
Radford, William A.
As with all of Radford's titles, industry-defining and highly influential. It has become very scarce. (19208) $75.00
[Pattern Book]. The Radford Architectural Company. Radford's Stores and Flat Buildings, Illustrating The Latest and Most Approved Ideas In Small Bank Buildings, Store Buildings, Double or Twin Houses, Two, Four, Six, and Nine Flat Buildings. Chicago, IL: Radford Architectural Co., 1913. First edition. Small quarto, pp. 83, indexed and trade advertisements in the back. Illustrated with b/w renderings and floor plans. Original Cloth with 2-color design to cover, clear and vivid. Near fine; previous owner's address label affixed inside front cover.
Radford's Stores and Flat Buildings
The Radford Architectural Company
Nice copy of one of the less common and more useful of the sought-after Radford's pattern book series. Includes designs for houses, bungalows, stores, flat-roofed buildings, apartment houses, banks, churches, schools, barns, and more. (19209) $160.00
[Pattern Book]. Radford, William A. Radford's Garages and How to Build Them; a Standard Collection of New, Original, and Artistic Designs for Up-to-date Private and Public Garages adapted to Frame, Brick, Stone, Cement, Stucco, or Concrete Construction, Together with Estimates of Cost. Chicago, IL: Radford Architectural Co., 1910. First edition. Small quarto, pp. 108, indexed and trade advertisements in the back. Illustrated with b/w drawings, photographs and floor plans of 55 designs. Decorated Cloth on Boards, beige w/embossed illustration. Near fine; previous owner's address label affixed inside front cover.
Radford's Garages and How to Build Them
Radford, William A.
An extensive compilation of small garage designs, as well as guidelines for garage construction, building details, and building methods. As with all of Radford's titles, industry-defining and highly influential. It has become very scarce. (19210) $175.00
[Pattern Book]. Radford, William A. Radford's Cement Houses and How to Build Them Illustrated Details of Construction, Standard Specifications for Cement, Standard Specifications for Concrete Blocks, General Information Concerning Waterproofing, Coloring, Paving, Reinforcing, Foundations, Walls, Steps, Sewer Pipe, Tile, Chimneys, Porches, Floors, Use of Concrete on the Farm, etc. Chicago: Radford Architectural Company, 1909. Revised. Small quarto, pp. 171, indexed and trade advertisements in the back. Illustrated w/ drawings, floor plans. Last page of trade advertisements is torn and partially missing. Some pencil notations in the trade advertisements. Decorated Cloth over Boards, light blue. Near fine; previous owner's address label affixed inside front cover.
Radford's Cement Houses and How to Build Them
Radford, William A.
Great copy of one of Radford's less common classics! Many beautiful designs and useful information about building cement houses. (19211) $100.00
[Pattern Book]. International Mill & Timber Company. Sterling Homes. Bay City, Michigan: International Timber Company, 1943. First edition. Small quarto, pp. 39, profusely illustrated w/ color drawings and plans. Staplebound Wraps. Very good.
International Mill & Timber Company, Bay City, MI
Sterling homes offered an economical home of high quality by doing all their milling off site, and shipping the precut framing to the construction site for assembly. Some people elected to assemble their houses themselves, and Sterling supplied directions for those who wanted to do that. This pattern book illustrated dozens of Sterling homes with floor plans so that customers could select their ideal house. It's unusual to have a pattern book in color. This is a nice snapshot of home design in the 1940s. (19246) $80.00
[Pattern Book]. Chicago House Wrecking Company. A Book of Plans, No. 56. Chicago, IL: Chicago House Wrecking Co., 1910. Original edition. Small quarto, pp 64. b/w illustrations and floor plans on each page. Staplebound Wraps. Good; heavy crease down both covers.
A Book of Plans, No. 56
Chicago House Wrecking Company, Chicago, IL
In 1893, the Harris Brothers started business as The Chicago House-Wrecking Company, which by 1910 was a misnomer, since they didn't wreck houses any more by then. They designed economical homes of standard sizes. This pattern book displayed their line of homes, with each design accompanied by detailed descriptions, dimensioned plans, and costs. (19247) $80.00
[Pattern Book]. Martin Clifford Lumber Company. Our Book of Homes. Lockport, NY: Martin Clifford Lumber Company, 1925. Original edition. Oblong quarto, pp 112. color illustrations and floor plans on each page. Color Pictorial Wraps with Cloth Spine. Very good; minor soiling and pencil marks on cover.
Our Book of Homes
Martin Clifford Lumber Company, Lockport, NY
The larger pages of this pattern book work to its advantage in showcasing these pretty homes and their details. Even the fonts on the floor plans are large and easy to read. Many attractive designs are featured. A beautiful book. (19248) $100.00
[Pattern Book]. Plan Service Company. Master Plan Book for Home Builders Ideal Homes Loose Leaf Album. St. Paul, MN: Plan Service Company, nd c. 1930. Original edition. Oblong quarto, pp 144. b/w or color illustrations and floor plans on each page. Curiously paginated backwards: page 144 is at the beginning of the book, and page 1 is the end of the book. Steel prong fasteners with original wraps. Good; light water stains on covers and first few pages of each side of the book.
Master Plan Book for Home Builders
Plan Service Company
The homes illustrated in this book are from actual photographs. In some instances, two or more floor plans for a house design are illustrated. Instructions are included for substitutions on exterior finishes like hollow tile or brick. A nicely illustrated book of attractive home plans. (19249) $80.00
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[Building Materials]. Shoemaker-Sims Company. Encyclopaedic Catalogue of Building Materials for Architects, Builders, Contractors, Engineers, Purchasing Agents. Philadelphia, PA: Shoemaker-Sims Company, 1910. First printing. Folio, pp. x, 101, indexed, illustrated with b/w photographs. Cloth over Boards. Good; 3" of lower backstrip and 2" of upper backstrip are gone; water stain at top of pages in text block.
Encyclopaedic Catalogue of Building Materials
Shoemaker-Sims Company, Philadelphia, PA
Features businesses in eastern Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, DC, and southern NJ such as Kline Marble Veneer, Maryland Terra Cotta, Keystone Cement Block, Suplee Elevator, Samuel Creswell Iron Works, and many more. Photographs include buildings and other structures that feature the handiwork of the companies profiled. A nice catalog of construction companies and the materials they manufactured, including paint, art glass, tile, brick, paving, and much more. (19226) $100.00
[Building Materials]. The Kawneer Company. Kawneer Reference Hand Book. Niles, MI: Kawneer Co., 1961. Original edition. Quarto 3-ring binder, with four tabbed sections (fronts and facings; entrances; wall systems; and Sealair windows), each containing brochures and specification sheets. Three-ring binder, blue vinyl with yellow lettering. Very good; soiling to cover; tabs are creased but sturdy.
Kawneer Reference Hand Book
The Kawneer Company, Niles, MI
A very scarce mid-century trade publication depicting specifications, descriptions, and images of Kawneer products for commercial spaces. We've never seen this one before. (19227) $60.00
A delightful and colorful catalog from a competitor of the more famous Armstrong Co. featuring brilliant reproductions of their popular flooring patterns. Very scarce. (19192) $75.00
[Doors]. West Coast Lumbermen's Association. Durable Douglas Fir Sash and Frames A. I. E. File No. 19e1. Seattle, WA: West Coast Lumbermen's Association, nd c. 1928. Quarto, pp. 20, illustrated with b/w photographs. Staplebound Wraps. Very good.
Durable Douglas Fir Sash and Frames
West Coast Lumbermen's Association, Seattle, WA
This catalog showcases the buildings where Douglas fir sashes and frames were used in the construction, including the W. P. Fuller & Co. building in Portland, OR; the Stroh Building in Detroit; and the First National Bank Building in Pittsburgh. An attractive booklet, and scarce! We've never had this one before. (19193) $70.00
A little gem of a plumbing products trade catalog, giving a snapshot of 1910 porcelain sinks, bathtubs, urinals, and closet tanks. (19217) $75.
A comprehensive plumbing products trade catalog, including everything from hardware to fixtures. Many specialty items, like barber's sinks, hospital sinks, elaborate showers that circled the body with sprays at five levels, sitz baths, children's baths, foot baths, drinking fountains, wood mantels, and more. A very attractive catalog of early 20th century fixtures. (19220) $110.00
Scarce early 20th century plumbing trade catalog, featuring a 3-page section of bathroom designs. Bathtubs, sinks, bathroom accessories, toilets, drinking fountains, showers, urinals, wash sinks, and all the hardware and handles necessary to connect them to the home's water system. Illustrations are large and beautifully rendered. (19221) $170.00
[Plumbing]. Maddock, Archibald M. II. The Polished Earth A History of the Pottery Plumbing Fixture Industry in the United States. Trenton, NJ: Estate of Archibald M. Maddock II, 1962. First printing. Small quarto, pp. xi, 382, indexed. Illustrated with b/w drawings and photographs. Cloth over Boards, gilt lettering. Very good; no dust jacket.
The Polished Earth: A History of the Pottery Plumbing Fixture Industry in the United States
Maddock, Archibald M. II
This book is divided into three sections. The first discusses the history of the pottery industry and the transitions that led up to modern bathrooms, including workers' health conditions and the entry of Big Business into the industry. The second portion talks about progress in the industry from the pioneer years to the 1880s, and then each decade to the 1960s. The third section discusses the history of plumbing in well-known colonial homes such as the White House, Monticello, and Mount Vernon. An interesting glimpse into an industry that is crucial to our health and a clean environment, but rarely discussed. (19218) $50.00
[Building Trades]. Mason, Joseph B. (Editor). American Builder and Building Age, June 1944. Chicago, IL: Simmons-Boardman Publishing, 1944. First edition. Quarto, pp. 130, illustrated with b/w drawings, photographs and spot color. Color Pictorial Wraps, green. Very good.
American Builder and Building Age, June 1944
Mason, Joseph B. (Editor)
Touted as "The World's Greatest Building Paper," this magazine was avidly read by those in the construction and building material trades. Topics in this issue discussed war construction economies, cashing in on the farm boom, jobs and profits in repairs, the postwar market, better sill construction, and many more. The advertisements are just as interesting as the content! (19205) $50.00
[Concrete]. Portland Cement Company. Permanent Farm Construction A Manual on Farm Concrete. Chicago, IL: Portland Cement Company, nd c. 1925. First edition. Small quarto, pp. 72. Illustrated with b/w drawings and photographs. Gift inscription inside front cover in ink. Staplebound Wraps. Very good.
Permanent Farm Construction
Portland Cement Company, Chicago, IL
Concrete is valuable in farm construction for sanitary, durable, easy to clean floors in barns, poultry houses, granaries and other farm structures. For fruit and vegetable storage cellars, storm shelters, and other farm construction built partly or entirely underground, concrete is used because it does not rot or rust, and rates and mice can be kept away from food storage. This attractive, thorough treatise outlines all that a farmer would need to know about concrete usage in farm buildings, including cement asbestos roof shingles, cement gates, and cement chimney caps. (19245) $60.00
[Terra Cotta]. National Terra Cotta Society. Architectural Terra Cotta Brochure Series Volume One The School. New York: National Terra Cotta Society, 1914. First edition. Folio, pp 32. b/w photographs and architectural drawings on each page. Decorated Wraps. Very good condition.
Architectural Terra Cotta Brochure Series Volume One The School
National Terra Cotta Society, New York, NY
A handsome volume in this series, featuring 30 plates showing school and university buildings across America. The photographs and drawings include exterior elevations and close-ups of the facades. An invaluable resource, especially for institutional architects and builders. (19224) $90.00
[Furniture]. Peerless Built-In Furniture. Architect's Hand Book No. 2. Berkeley, CA: Peerless Built-In Furniture, July 1925. Original edition. Quarto, pp. 30, illustrated with b/w specification drawings. Staplebound Wraps. Very Good; cover stains.
Architect's Hand Book No. 2
Peerless Built-In Furniture, Berkeley, CA
This handbook was intended to supplement the information contained in the Peerless catalog with specific technical data for architects and builders who were using Peerless built-in furniture. Each page offers dimensions, uses, and ordering information for one of Peerless' products, including drawings of the furniture in use. An interesting view into this company's line of building fixtures. (19230) $55.00
[Windows]. Truscon Steel Company. Truscon Products for the Homebuilder To make your home Permanent-Beautiful-Liveable. Youngstown, OH: Truscon Steel Co., January, 1937. First edition. 8 1/2" x 11" pp 24. b/w photographs on each page. b/w illustrations. Color Pictorial Wraps, blue/yellow stock. Very Good; small corner missing on back cover.
Truscon Products for the Homebuilder
Truscon Steel Company, Youngstown, OH
An extremely attractive trade piece highlighting modern window design in concrete homes, traditional houses, stone bungalows, and "skyscrapers." Also includes garage doors and residential steel construction. From the library of preservationist Michael Lynch. (19185) $60.00
[Windows]. Roche, Nessa. The Legacy of Light A History of Irish Windows. Wicklow, Ireland: Wordwell, 1999. First edition. Quarto, pp. vii, 104, glossary, bibliography, illustrated with b/w and color drawings and photographs. Cloth over Boards. As New in Dust Jacket.
The Legacy of Light: A History of Irish Windows
Written in an accessible and popular style, this book is for the general reader interested in lifestyle, house design, heritage and the environment. The book includes sections on: how and why windows are arranged as they are, history of windows in Irish architecture, past glass-makers, joiners and related trades and more. (19188) $45.00
[Windows]. Roche, Nessa. Windows: A Guide to the Repair of Historic Windows Advice Series. Dublin: Government Publications, 2007. First edition. Quarto, pp 52. Illustrated with b/w and color photographs. Indexed in the form of a checklist of common problems, and the page numbers where the possible causes for those problems are discussed. Staplebound Wraps. As New.
Windows: A Guide to the Repair of Historic Windows
Advice on how to get timber or metal historic windows in good working order, how to keep them that way, how to upgrade them for increased security or energy conservation, and what to consider if new windows are needed in a historic building. A useful guide for the preservationist. (19199) $40.00
[Windows]. Fenestra Steel WindoWalls. The Blue Book of Steel Windows. Detroit, MI: Detroit Steel Products Co., 1923. Original edition. Small quarto, pp. 116, indexed, illustrated with b/w specification drawings and photographs. Original Embossed Wraps. Very good.
The Blue Book of Steel Windows
Detroit Steel Products Company, Detroit, MI
Specifications and installation instructions, plus photographs of commercial buildings that feature these windows, including Mt. Morris School and American Chicle Company on Long Island; US Armorplate Plant in Charlestown, WV; Ford Motor Company in Detroit; and Link Belt Company in Philadelphia. An absorbing view into industrial construction in the 1920s. (19212) $90.00
[Windows]. Detroit Steel Products Company. Colonial Windows for Small Houses Number One of a series of four portfolios of window ideas. Detroit, MI: Detroit Steel Products Company, nd c. 1930. Quarto portfolio, containing six illustrated specification sheets. Portfolio; green and cream. Very Good.
Colonial Windows for Small Houses
Detroit Steel Products Company, Detroit, MI
Detroit Steel Products Company, the makers of Fenestra Windows, sponsored a competition among Detroit small house architects, challenging them to use the steel casement windows in a Colonial house, and judged the submissions based on exterior appearance. They were looking for projects that did not affect the traditional appearance of the home. The first and second place entries, plus four honorable mentions, are pictured in a general, perspective view of the house, and in cross section showing installation details. (19228) $85.00
[Windows]. Joshua Horrocks, Inc. Horrocks Window Guards: Catalog 17 Standard Tool Room Partitions, Folding Gates, Machinery Guards, etc. Brooklyn, NY: Joshua Horrocks, Inc, nd c. 1917. Original edition. Quarto, pp. 24, illustrated with b/w drawings and photographs. Staplebound Wraps. Very Good.
Horrocks Window Guards: Catalog 17
Joshua Horrocks, Inc, Brooklyn, NY
Trade advertisement for window guards and other wire products used to secure windows and machinery in commercial and industrial buildings. Historic photographs of the guards in place in unidentified industrial settings. A very attractive catalog for an unusual product. (19229) $60.00
[Plaster]. Fischer & Jirouch Co. Interior & Exterior Decorative Ornament Catalog No. 12. Cleveland, Ohio: Fischer & Jirouch, 1931. First edition. Quarto, pp 205, indexed, with thousands of ornamental samples depicted. Beautiful b/w photos featuring high-end products including capitals, spandrels, mouldings, cornices, ceilings, rosettes, friezes, brackets, and many other ornamental pieces. Decorated Boards with cloth spine. Very Good.
Interior & Exterior Decorative Ornament Catalog No. 12
Fischer & Jirouch Company, Cleveland, OH
Ornaments were made from various materials: fibrous plaster; hard plaster suitable for outdoor use; cast stone; metal-coated cast stone; Keene's cement; O'Kast to reproduce wood grain; and caenstone. F&J's display rooms, and examples of their scale model work and stone models, showcase this company's fastidious attention to detail. (19222) $75.00
[Plastering]. Hasluck, Paul N. (Editor). Plasterers' Work Materials; Tools; Plastering Ceilings and Walls; Mouldings and Cornices; Plaster Casting; Estimating and Measuring; Repairing Plastered Surfaces. London: Cassell & Company, 1906. First edition. 12 mo, pp. 96, indexed, illustrated with b/w drawings. Some annotations in pencil by a previous owner. Original Wraps. Very Good; small tear to bottom of backspine.
Hasluck, Paul N. (Editor)
This book deals chiefly with the work of the operative plasterer in the building trades. Attention is drawn to the necessary materials and tools, to the methods of plastering walls and ceilings, and the running of cornices and similar moulded work. The remainder of the book is devoted to the methods that had been in vogue in the early 20th century for plaster casting from various kinds of moulds. A comprehensive digest in a form convenient for everyday use. (19240) $125.00
[Plastering]. Curran, C. P. Dublin Plaster Work. Dublin: Journal of Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland, March 1940. Reprint. Small quarto, pp. 56. Illustrated with 9 b/w plates and photographs. Inscribed in ink on the front cover "with the writers compliments," and a correction in ink on page 24 by the author as well. Staplebound Wraps. Very good.
Dublin Plaster Work
Curran, C. P.
This paper was a contemporary reprint of a paper that detailed Dublin plaster work of the 18th century. The plates and illustrations show details of cornices, panels, ceilings and more. The Dublin Guild of Bricklayers and Plasterers can be traced back to 1670, so there were highly-skilled masters working in Dublin during this time period. A thorough examination of the subject. (19244) $125.00
[Plastering]. Hasluck, Paul N. (Editor). Three issues of The Plasterer Magazine (Sep 1923, Oct 1928, and Mar 1950). Chicago, IL: Operative Plasterers & Cement Finishers International Association, 1923; 1928; 1950. First edition. Small quarto, pp. 32, 48 and 40, respectively. Illustrated with b/w photographs. Staplebound Wraps. Very good.
Three issues of The Plasterer Magazine
(Sep 1923, Oct 1928, and Mar 1950)
Hasluck, Paul N. (Editor)
This was the official monthly journal of the Operative Plasterers and Cement Finishers International Association. The 1923 and 1928 issues reported on their annual conferences (including an interesting history of Niagara Falls in the 1928 issue), while the 1950 issue reported on relevant news of the day, and included a profile of Samuel Gompers, the first president of the American Federation of Labor. Scarce; we've never had an issue of this magazine before. (19243) $125.00
[Plumbing]. M. L. Kline. General Catalogue B of M. L. Kline Jobber of Sanitary Plumbing Goods, Plumbers' Sundries and Tools, House Heating Boilers and Radiation, Steam Staples and Specialties, Mill Supplies, Staple Gas Fittings, Well Goods, Etc. Portland, OR: M. L. Kline, 19311. First edition. Quarto, pp. xxix, 559, indexed and illustrated with many b/w drawings and photographs of bathrooms and fixtures. A 1914 letter from Kline and a period envelope laid in. Cloth over Boards; red with white letters. Very good.
General Catalogue B of M. L. Kline
M. L. Kline, Portland, OR
Everything necessary for a 1910 bathroom: tubs, sinks, faucets, showers, toilets, urinals, soap dishes, towel bars, and more. A very attractive trade catalog. (19215) $175.00
[Hardware]. Sargent & Company. Sargent Tool Book. New Haven, CT: Sargent & Co., 1911. First printing. Octavo, pp. 250, illustrated with b/w drawings. Signed by original owner on front end paper. Decorated Cloth on Boards. Very good.
Sargent Tool Book
Sargent & Company, New Haven, CT
This catalog focused on mechanic's tools: planes, hammers, wood chisels, saws, woodworking tools, leather tools, and more. It contains several tools marked "Ladd" and "Ladd Tool Co." William J. Ladd (1834-1914) was a founding director of Sargent and compiled its catalog for almost 50 years. (19189) $130.00
[Hardware]. Wrightsville Hardware Company. The Wrightsville Hardware Co. Manufacturers Catalog No. S-6. Wrightsville, PA: Wrightsville Hardware Company, nd c. 1915. First printing. Quarto, pp 83, indexed, illustrated with b/w engravings. Spiralbound wraps. Very good.
The Wrightsville Hardware Co. Manufacturers Catalog No. S-6
Wrightsville Hardware Company, Wrightsville, PA
Wrightsville Hardware manufactured hardware, household and mechanics' tools, housefurnishings, and grey iron castings. John Wright still operates today as a cast iron manufacturer. An attractive catalog from this successful and historic company. From the library of preservationist Michael Lynch. (19186) $80.00
[Hardware]. Boston Builders' Hardware Co. Boston Builders' Hardware Co. Catalogue 103. Boston, MA: Boston Builders' Hardware Co., 1928. First edition. Small Quarto, pp. 136. Richly illustrated with b/w drawings. Wholesale price listing, once bound in, is now separated from the text block. Original Decorated Wraps. Good. Back cover missing.
Boston Builders' Hardware Co. Catalogue 103
Boston Builders' Hardware Co., Boston, MA
A scarce hardware catalog from a Boston company, featuring door and cabinet hardware, window hardware, garage doors, tools, paints and painting supplies, and more. A nice trade piece with local Boston interest. From the library of preservationist Michael Lynch. (19183) $110.00
[Hardware]. Sargent & Company. Sargent & Company's Condensed Price List and Discount Sheet No. 9. New Haven, CT: Sargent & Co., 1906. First printing. Quarto, pp 283, indexed, illustrated with b/w drawings. Original Wraps. Good; backstrip damaged and hinges partially attached, but text block is clean and bright.
Sargent & Company's Condensed Price List and Discount Sheet No. 9
Sargent & Company, New Haven, CT
Meant to be a supplement to the 1901 catalog with updated prices. Not as heavily illustrated as the original catalog, but a good reference for prices and hardware available at the time. From the library of preservationist Michael Lynch. (19184) $125.00
[Hardware]. Charles Parker Company. Charles Parker's Illustrated Catalogue of Domestic Hardware, Brittannia Spoons, Plated and Britannia Ware, Plated Spectacles, Spectacle Cases, Tobacco Boxes &c. Meriden, CT: Charles Parker, nd . Reissue. Quarto, pp 151, indexed, illustrated with b/w engravings. Staplebound Wraps. As New.
Charles Parker's Illustrated Catalogue of Domestic Hardware
Charles Parker Company, Meriden, CT
This is a facsimile copy of a c. 1910 catalog. Contains all sorts of kitchen and workshop hardware, including coffee mills, gate hinges and pulleys, hammers, match safes, shears and scissors, and many more items. From the library of preservationist Michael Lynch. (19187) $35.00
[Stone]. Baylor, H. D. Method and Cost of Quarrying Limestone at the Speed Quarry of the Louisville Cement Co., Speed, Indiana Information Circular 6356. Washington, D.C.: United States Bureau of Mines, September, 1930. First edition. Small quarto, pp 12, illustrated with b/w drawings. Stapled paper. Very good; corner crease on last page.
Method and Cost of Quarrying Limestone at the Speed Quarry of the Louisville Cement Co., Speed, Indiana
Baylor, H. D.
According to a forward by Scott Turner, the director of the United States Bureau of Mines, this is the first of a series of papers dealing with mining and treatment methods and costs in the nonmetallic mines, quarries, and pits of the United States, with the ultimate goal to publish a compilation of the papers into a series on topics such as drilling and blasting practice, storage, estimating reserves, and more. (19198) $75.00
[Stone]. Brayley, Arthur W. History of the Granite Industry of New England, Two Volumes. Boston, MA: National Association of Granite Industries of the United States, 1913. First edition. Small quarto, pp 170 (volume 1) pp 123 (volume 2); both volumes illustrated with full page b/w photographs. Covers embossed with "compliments of the Woodbury Granite Co. Hardwick, Vt." Cloth over Boards. Very good; volume 1 signed by previous owner on front end paper.
History of the Granite Industry of New England, Two Volumes
Brayley, Arthur W.
A thorough examination of New England's use of granite, including famous buildings like Boston's Bunker Hill monument and Minot's Ledge lighthouse. Chapters in volume 1 examine machinery used in quarrying, colonial burial grounds and customs, quarries and their working conditions, and the use of paving blocks. Volume 2 is devoted to historical sketches of every New England granite and monument company, and biographical information about the men who ran these companies. An important work by a noted historian and author. (19235) $225.00
[Stone]. National Building Granite Quarries Association, Inc. Studies in Granite, "The Noblest of Building Stone" No. 2 of the Granite series, 1923-1928; AIA File # 8b3. Boston, MA: National Building Granite Quarries Association, Inc., 1928. First edition. Quarto, 25 b&w plates (8.5" x 11") in original wraps, with promotional letter by secretary of the National Building Granite Quarries Association, Harrie H. Sherman, laid in. Folded Wraps. Very Good+.
Studies in Granite, "The Noblest of Building Stone"
National Building Granite Quarries Association, Inc., Boston, MA
Beautiful plates of granite construction in projects around the US, with credited architects. For example, plate 1 is the McKim Mead & White post office in Boston; plate 2 is the Freer building in Washington DC by Charles Platt. Plates are numbered and complete; printed on one side only and very frameable. (19223) $150.00
[Slate]. Dale, T. Nelson. The Commercial Qualities of the Slates pf the United States and Their Localities Advance chapter from Mineral Resources of the United States Calendar Year 1912. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1913. First edition. Octavo, pp. 17, illustrated with fold-out map of the continental United States. Staplebound Wraps. Very good; minor foxing and crease on cover.
The Commercial Qualities of the Slates of the United States and Their Localities
Dale, T. Nelson
The larger bulletin on slate discussed scientific bearings of slate, but this advance chapter focused only on the qualities of slates that directly affect their commercial value. The text is organized alphabetically by state (19216) $50.00
[Stone]. Mining Department, Los Angeles County. Mining Directory-Catalog & Engineers' Handbook of Machinery Equipment and Supplies for Mines, Mills, Smelters and Quarries, Metallic and Non-Metallic. Los Angeles, CA: Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce, 1932. First edition. Quarto, pp. 156 plus 44 page classified index of products. Cloth over Boards. Very good.
Mining Directory-Catalog & Engineers' Handbook
Mining Department, Los Angeles County
Chapters include topics such as sound principles of mining; mining law; help in case of accidents;and metallurgical, geological, and engineering data. The index of products offered by the businesses featured in this book is diverse and comprehensive; some products listed are asbestos, steel, mill parts, cranes, pipe, pumps, tools, welding equipment, and much more. A comprehensive snapshot of the California mining industry in the 1930s. (19237) $125.00
[Stone]. Barab, J. Modern Blasting in Quarries and Open Pits. Wilmington, DE: Hercules Powder Company, 1927. First edition. Octavo, pp. 169, illustrated with b/w drawings and photographs. Cloth over Boards. Very good; moderate edgewear to cover.
Modern Blasting in Quarries and Open Pits
This book includes a short account of the history and theory of explosives, types of explosives manufactured, and blasting accessories. Principal attention is given to actual results obtained in the field and discussions regarding the various methods employed. A useful reference book for users of explosives. (19241) $90.00
[Paint]. Davidson, Ellis A. A Practical Manual of House-Painting, Graining, Marbling and Sign-Writing Containing full information on the processes of house-painting in oil and distemper, the formation of letters and practice of sign-writing, the principles of decorative art, a course of elementary drawing for house-painters, writers, etc. and a collection of useful receipts. London: Crosby, Lockwood and Co., 1884. Fourth edition. 12 mo, pp. xxi, 394, indexed. 9 colored full page illustrations (all present) )of woods and marbles and numerous wood engravings. 16 and 32 pp of publisher's advertisements. Original Green Cloth, w/gilt lettering & design on spine. Fine; some notes added by previous owner.
A Practical Manual of House-Painting, Graining, Marbling and Sign-Writing
Davidson, Ellis A.
One of the well written and illustrated definitive trade books on painting by Ellis Davidson, an acknowledged expert in the field in Great Britain. Beautiful color plates. Particularly noteworthy for its use of colors. A hard-to-find title in this country. A very nice copy of a book that was generally "loved to death." (19191) $130.00
[Paint]. Gardner, Franklin B. The Painters' Encyclopedia, Containing Definitions of All Important Words in the Art of Plain and Artistic Painting With Details of Practice in Coach, Carriage, Railway Car, House, Sign, and Ornamental Painting, Including Graining, Marbling, Staining, Varnishing, Polishing...Elaborately Illustrated. New York: M.T. Richardson Co., Publishers, 1905. Later edition. Small octavo (5 1/2" x 8") pp. 427, indexed, illustrated with b/w drawings; 2 pages of publisher advertisements. Original Cloth w/embossed design, dark green/black. Very good.
The Painters' Encyclopedia
Gardner, Franklin B.
An early hands-on imprint on decorative painting. Covers painting iron, duplicating plaster casts, interior house painting. Technical information on performing all sorts of techniques (gilding, staining, bronzing, graining, marbling, varnishing, etc.). (19196) $70.00
[Paint]. Sabin, Alvah H.; M.S. D. Sc. House Painting, Glazing, Paper Hanging, and Whitewashing - A Book For The Householder. New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1909/1908. First edition; second thousand corrected. Small octavo, pp 121, indexed; 20-page publisher's catalog bound in. Cloth over boards; brown with gilt lettering on spine. Very Good.
House Painting, Glazing, Paper Hanging, and Whitewashing
Sabin, Alvah H.; M.S. D. Sc.
A practical guide for the home owner covering materials, supplies, tools, mixing paints, varnishing, finishes, glazing, papering, whitewashing, and other useful topics. (19190) $50.00