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Selected Titles for July 2022

Welcome to our peak-summer newsletter!

Given the weather patterns throughout the world, we can't complain here in New England. But I will: we need rain! I suspect we'll get some this month. Our mini-drought is nothing compared to the west coast...

My modest seasonal garden is doing well - harvested enough basil to make a half gallon of pesto! My two daughters spent a week in Marseille, France, at a friend's bachelorette party. Oh, to be young again!

Hank continues to be the best bookstore guard cat I've ever seen. He's much more "high profile" than Angel, my first cat, was. No chipmunks around here...

A wonderful article just appeared last week about our 1959 all-original Thunderbird convertible. A great read, much appreciated, written by Hemmings Motor News veteran Richard Lentinello. We especially liked his description of our family heirloom's "sports car personality combined with luxury-car roominess and comfort." Right on! See the issue online: (issue 4)

We have a nice list of new arrivals for your consideration. You'll find a wonderful 19th century of  glossary of ecclesiastical ornament in original chromolithography. We open with a unique piece of paint advertising on glass. We've also included some wonderful trade pieces on casement windows, and we've re-priced a number of titles that are still available from previous offerings, for your re-consideration.

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Paint Advertisement on Glass


[Paint]. Anonymous. Paint Advertisement on Glass. nd c. 1920. 27" x 13.5" half circle of glass adorned with 22 paint colors; a label has been torn away on the reverse side. Glass sign. Very Good.

Wonderful early 20th century paint advertisement on glass, with the sample paint colors in the form of an arched fan. It appears to have some Art Deco style points in it. We think it dates to early post-WWI, when the development of fast-drying paint took place. With some distinctive color names, we had hoped to find the manufacturer (Chinese red, tobacco brown), but we've been stumped so far. A mystery for the buyer to solve! (21266)   $600.00


Choix D’Élements Empruntes a l’Architecture Classique

[Choice of Elements Borrowing from Classical Architecture]

Gromort, G.

[Architectural History]. Gromort, G. Choix D’Élements Empruntes a l’Architecture Classique [Choice of Elements Borrowing from Classical Architecture]

 et donnant des examples connus de l’application des ordres [and giving known examples of the application of the orders]. Paris: Auguste Vincente, 1907. Second edition. Folio (12" x 15"), pp. 8 plus 60 b/w engraved plates; mild ex-library markings. Text in French. Half-Leather over marbled boards, loose portfolio with three broken cloth ties. Very Good.

Very scarce second edition, with an expanded list of plates (the first edition only had 45 plates). wonderful, detailed engravings of Classical architectural examples throughout Italy and France. (21265)   $150.00


A Practical Work-Shop Companion For

Tin, Sheet-Iron, and Copper-Plate Workers

Blinn, Leroy J.; Master Mechanic

[Building Trades]. Blinn, Leroy J.; Master Mechanic. A Practical Work-Shop Companion For Tin, Sheet-Iron, and Copper-Plate Workers Containing Rules for Describing Various Kinds of Patterns Used by Tin, Sheet-Iron, and Copper-Plate Workers. Philadelphia, PA: Henry Carey Baird & Co., 1898/1891. Revised. Octavo, pp 296 and pp 32 of trade advertisements. 170 engraved b/w drawings and diagrams throughout. Decorated free end papers. Cloth over Boards, burgundy w/embossed design. Very good.

This is a practical and detailed manual for drawing and creating patterns in 2 and 3 dimensions, including pipes, cones, elbows, domes, etc. There are also chapters on galvanized iron, varnishing, lacquers, and materials properties. A great resource for a variety of trades persons. (16797)   $80.00


Le Vignole Moderne ou Traite Elementaire d'Architecture Partie III

[The Modern Vignole or Elementary Treatise on Architecture Volume III]

Lucotte, Jacques-Raymond

[Architecture]. Lucotte, Jacques-Raymond. Le Vignole Moderne ou Traite Elementaire d'Architecture Partie III [The Modern Vignole or Elementary Treatise on Architecture Volume III] where are explained the principles and the manner of applying to the buildings the five orders of J. B. de Vignole. Paris: Chez Mondhard et Jean, 1784. Third edition. Small quarto, pp. 58 plus 36 b/w engraved plates. Text in French. A handwritten letter dated Paris in 1962 is laid in; it describes the discovery of the book in a Paris bookstore. Full Leather. Good; front cover has some razor cuts; moderate edgewear, foxing, water stains.

This volume of this extremely rare 18th century treatise was devoted to columns, arches and other ornamental arts. Vignola was one of the great Italian architects who spread the Italian Renaissance style throughout Western Europe. His two great masterpieces are the Villa Farnese at Caprarola and the Jesuits' Church of the Gesu in Rome. This is the first time we've had any volume of this important work to offer. (21267)   $275.00


Hotels of New England

Webster, C. B.

[New England]. Webster, C. B. Hotels of New England containing photographic views and description of some of the famous hostelries and beauty spots of the playground of America. Boston, MA: C. B. Webster & Co., 1915. First edition. Small quarto, pp. 49, illustrated with b/w photographs. Two-hole wraps bound with string. Very Good.

Features Copley-Plaza Hotel in Boston, Hotel Wentworth in Portsmouth, NH, Hotel Lenox in Boston, The Bancroft in Worcester, The Farragut in Rye Beach, NH, Louisburg Hotel in Bar Harbor, ME, and many others. A very attractive book that gives the reader a wonderful glimpse of New England from a century ago. (21268)   $90.00


Decorative Plasterwork in Great Britain

Turner, Laurence, FSA

[Architecture]. Turner, Laurence, FSA. Decorative Plasterwork in Great Britain. London: Country Life, Limited, 1927. First edition. Folio (11" x 14"), pp. viii, 271, indexed, illustrated with 348 b/w photographs. Original red cloth w/gilt lettering. Very Good in Very Good DJ.

With an introduction by Arthur T. Bolton. A comprehensive survey of ornamental plasterwork from the Tudor to the Georgian Periods, written by a major figure in the field. Still the definitive study on the subject. With an amazing amount of architectural detail (line drawings to scale). A scarce but important work. (21269)   $225.00


Some Architectural Works of Inigo Jones

Triggs, H. Inigo and Henry Tanner

[Architectural Monograph]. Triggs, H. Inigo and Henry Tanner. Some Architectural Works of Inigo Jones a series of measured drawings and other illustrations together with descriptive notes a biographical sketch and list of his authentic works. London: B.T. Batsford Ltd., 1901. First edition. Folio (14.5" x 18.5"), pp. 36 plus 40 b/w plates. Decorated Cloth over Boards. Very Good; moderate wear to backstrip.

Inigo Jones was the first significant architect in England and Wales in the early modern period, and the first to employ Vitruvian rules of proportion and symmetry in his buildings. He was the first person to introduce the classical architecture of Rome and the Italian Renaissance to Britain. He left his mark on London by his design of single buildings, such as the Queen's House which is the first building in England designed in a pure classical style, and the Banqueting House, Whitehall, as well as the layout for Covenant Garden square which became the model for future developments in the West End. This lovely volume is an attractive homage to his work and legacy. (21270)   $275.00


Glossary of Ecclesiastical Ornament and Costume

Pugin, A. Welby; Architect

[Decorative Arts]. Pugin, A. Welby; Architect. Glossary of Ecclesiastical Ornament and Costume, Compiled and Illustrated from Ancient Authorities and Examples With Extracts from the Works of Durandus, Georgius, Bona, Catalini, etc. London: Henry G. Bohn, 1846. Second edition, enlarged and revised. Folio, 11" x 13", pp. xvi, 245, illustrated with 70 color chromolithographs. Signed by a previous owner in ink on the front endpaper. Red Cloth over Boards w/gilt Decoration protect by Mylar Jacket. Very Good.

This volume is an exceedingly uncommon, comprehensive and detailed work on this subject, It is an alphabetical survey of church ornaments, vessels and vestments, including embroidery patterns, monograms, and emblems. This glossary is still a standard text for church furnishings. (21271)   $500.00


Brick Church and Parish House

Hydraulic-Press Brick Company, St. Louis, MO

[Ecclesiastical]. Hydraulic-Press Brick Company. Brick Church and Parish House presenting a collection of designs for churches with articles. St. Louis, MO: Hydraulic-Press Brick Company, 1915. First edition. Quarto, pp. 80, illustrated with b/w architectural specification drawings and b/w photographs. Signed by a previous owner in pencil on the front cover and front endpaper. Staplebound Wraps. Fair: front cover detached, back cover missing, back page detached and damaged, first page nearly detached.

Articles include "The Small Brick Church in Architecture," "Notes on Church Architecture in America," and "Competition for a Small Brick Church and Parish House," which included the winning designs and a few other notable entries. (21272)   $80.00


Murlin Manufacturing Company Catalog #5

Murlin Manufacturing Company, Philadelphia, PA

[Metal]. Murlin Manufacturing Company. Murlin Manufacturing Company Catalog #5. Philadelphia, PA: Murlin Manufacturing Company, 1929. Original edition. Quarto, pp. 112, indexed, illustrated with b/w drawings. Three-ring bound. Very Good.

Murlin manufactured cast iron and cast bronze exterior ornamental lighting, such as driveway and entrance posts, lanterns, brackets, and newel post lights. The company also offered electrical fittings and fixture parts such as tripods, crowfeet, and running thread. This is the first time we've been able to offer any catalog from this company. (21273)   $125.00


Two Carrara Glass Manuals

Pittsburgh Plate Glass Co., Pittsburgh, PA

[Glass]. Pittsburgh Plate Glass Co. Two Carrara Glass Manuals. Pittsburgh, PA: Pittsburgh Plate Glass Co., 1936, 1952. Original edition. 12mo, np ~100 each volume, illustrated with b/w drawings. The 1936 manual has alphabetic thumb tabs A-P (some ripped away), with some handwritten pages interspersed with the text. The 1952 volume hand written and typewritten notes. Black Buckram, six-ring binding. Very Good.

These two manuals were useful to someone; there are so many notations neatly made in both volumes. The 1936 volume contains specification sheets on topics such as recommended building code, exterior installation, store fronts, fastenings, wainscotting, jointings, window sills, mastics, lamination, and much more. Some of the handwritten entries are dated 1947 and 1948. The second volume contains hand drawn schematics, instructions, and measurements. Dated entries in this volume cover the time period from 1948 to 1952. An interesting and unusual primary source of Carrara history. (21274)   $170.00


Early Domestic Architecture of Pennsylvania

Raymond, Eleanor

[Architectural History]. Raymond, Eleanor. Early Domestic Architecture of Pennsylvania Photographs and Measured Drawings, with an introduction by R. Brognard Okie. West Chester, PA: Schiffer Publishing, 1977. Reissue. Quarto, pp. 158, illustrated with 158 b/w architectural drawings and photographs. Hardcover with Marbled Endpapers. As New.

Religious buildings, meeting houses and school houses, bridges, mills, farm outbuildings, barns, and residences are examined in this beautifully illustrated book, first published in 1930. Many details such as masonry, fences, cornices, porches, doorways, shutters, pumps, and even a still are included. A wonderful resource for the Pennsylvanian historian. (21275)   $35.00


John Nash: A Complete Catalogue 1752-1835

Mansbridge, Michael

[Architectural Monograph]. Mansbridge, Michael. John Nash: A Complete Catalogue 1752-1835. New York: Rizzoli, 1991. First edition. Small quarto, pp. 336, indexed, illustrated with b/w photographs and drawings. A previous owner signed the front endpaper in ink. Cloth over Boards. Near Fine in Near Fine Mylar-Protected Dust Jacket.

John Nash was one of the most successful and fashionable architect of his period. His buildings reflect a variety of styles, including neo-classical, Tudor and Gothic, with a strong emphasis on the Picturesque. His Metropolitan Improvements - Regent's Park, Regent Street, Trafalgar Square - were the most comprehensive development ever carried out in London. This fully illustrated survey of Nash's works includes all of his known and attributed works The illustrations are accompanied by catalogue entries giving general information about the buildings, their settings and their original owners. Each entry has its own bibliography and many have plans. A monumental work. (21276)   $50.00


The Sheet-Metal Worker's Guide

Crane, W. J. E.

[Metal]. Crane, W. J. E. The Sheet-Metal Worker's Guide: A Practical Handbook for Tinsmiths, Coppersmiths, Zincworkers, etc. Comprising numerous geometrical diagrams and working patterns, with descriptive text. London: Crosby Lockwood and Son, 1883. First edition. 12mo, pp 97, indexed, illustrated with b/w drawings, plus 16-page catalog of Weale's Rudimentary Scientific Series and 32-page catalog of Crosby Lockwood's books bound in. Gift inscription in pencil, dated 1895, on title page. Cloth over Embossed Boards. Good; boards detached and repaired with library tape.

Authoritative and reliable as usual for this series. Clear and concise explanations on sheet metal, soldering and geometry of the trade. Good resource for research into contemporary Weale's and Crosby Lockwood titles, as the text includes a 16-page Weale's catalog and 32-page Crosby Lockwood catalog. (21277)   $70.00


Robert Mills, Architect

Bryan, John M. [Editor]

[Architectural Monograph]. Bryan, John M. [Editor]. Robert Mills, Architect. Washington, D.C.: American Institute of Architects Press, 1989. First edition. Quarto, pp. xiii, 196, indexed, illustrated with b/w and color photographs. Signed by a previous owner in ink on the front endpaper. Color Pictorial Wraps. Near Fine.

Architect of the Washington Monument, the Patent Office, and the US Treasury Building, Robert Mills (1781-1855) is considered America's first professional architect. This beautifully illustrated and well-documented volume marks the first publication on his work in 52 years. An important reference for architects, architectural students, and art historians, this volume will also intrigue readers interested in American history and national symbolism. (21278)   $45.00


Rockefeller Center

Rockefeller Center, Inc.

[Americana]. Rockefeller Center, Inc. Rockefeller Center. New York: Rockefeller Center, Inc., 1932. First edition. Folio (10.5" x 13.5"), pp. 39, illustrated with b/w and color drawings. Decorated Boards in Slip Case. Very Good, but soiled cover.

This book gives the historical background for the construction of Rockefeller Center in New York City - back then, three buildings and twelve acres of ground space. (Today, that's 19 buildings and 22 acres!) Wenrich's paintings are beautiful and worthy of framing. An interesting book for those who love New York history. (21279)   $70.00


Drawing for Cabinet-Makers

Davidson, Ellis A.

[Carpentry]. Davidson, Ellis A. Drawing for Cabinet-Makers with twenty-four single and five double page plates of examples, adapted for drawing copies, drawn on wood by the author. London: Cassell, Petter, and Galpin, nd c. 1883. First edition. 12mo, pp. viii, 120, illustrated with b/w drawings, with 12-page Cassell's publishing catalog bound in. Ex-library, with 1883 library plate inside front cover. Half leather with marbled boards. Good; heavy cover wear, front and back marbled endpapers detached but present, weak hinges.

Chapters on linear drawing, perspective, freehand drawing, drawing from objects, woods used in cabinet making, and using watercolor to add color to drawings. Part of Cassell's Technical Manuals series. An impressive array of plates, currently the only copy available on the internet. This is the first time we have been able to offer this title. (21280)   $75.00


The Carpenters' Steel Square, and Its Uses

Hodgson, Fred T.

[Tools]. Hodgson, Fred T. The Carpenters' Steel Square, and Its Uses being a description of the square, and its uses in obtaining the lengths and revels of all kinds of rafters, hips, groins, braces, brackets, purlins, collar-beams, and jack-rafters; also, its application in obtaining the bevels and cuts for hoppers, spring mouldings, octagons, stairs, diminished stiles, etc. etc. etc. New York: Industrial Publication Company, 1893. Third edition, revised and greatly enlarged. 12 mo, pp. viii, 98. Illustrated with nearly 100 woodcuts. 16-page publisher's catalogue of industrial books at the back. Original Cloth, brown w/gilded title. Good, sunned edges and backstrip, weak hinges.

A very early and scarce Hodgson title, one which shows the full functionality of the framing square. This edition added a number of solutions to mechanical problems. (21281)   $50.00


Victorian Ironwork: The Wickersham Catalogue of 1857

Gayle, Margot [Introduction]

[Victorian]. Gayle, Margot [Introduction]. Victorian Ironwork: The Wickersham Catalogue of 1857. Philadelphia: Athenaeum Library of Nineteenth Century America, 1977. Reprint, limited to 1000 copies. Octavo, pp. 21 (intro), 84, illustrated with b/w drawings. Boards. As New in Very Good DJ.

The variety of decorative objects depicted in this catalogue issued in 1857 by an iron fabricator demonstrates the versatility of iron as a material. It also gives insight into the innovative approach of Victorian manufacturers of iron consumer products. Only four copies of the 1857 catalogue are known, hence the need for this beautiful limited edition reprint. Profusely illustrated with drawings. At the time this book was published, Margo Gayle was the President and founder of the Friends of Cast Iron Architecture, a national organization devoted to fostering appreciation of American iron architecture. (21282)   $75.00


International Casement's Banks and Public Buildings

International Casement Co. Inc., Liverpool, England and Jamestown, NY

[Windows]. International Casement Co. Inc. International Casement's Banks and Public Buildings. New York: International Casement Co. Inc., 1919. First printing. Octavo, pp. 23, indexed, many b/w photographs & drawings, original photo of Greenwich Trust Company tipped in front cover. Illustrated Wraps with cord tie. Very Good.

Casement window trade materials are very rare. Photos of window hardware depicted, as well as numerous casement window applications. A classy trade piece. (21283)   $75.00


International Cotswold Casements in Standard Sizes

International Casement Co. Inc., Jamestown, NY

[Windows]. International Casement Company. International Cotswold Casements in Standard Sizes. New York: International Casement Co., nd ca1926. Original edition. Quarto, pp 43. Illustrated on every page with b/w window details and photographs of architect designed homes using these windows. Decorated Stock Wraps, red/yellow. Very Good.

An exceptionally uncommon trade catalog with clear large scale details and a portfolio of residential projects. International Casements was a part of Hope Windows. (17712)   $90.00


Hope's Casements Projected Hopkins and Austral Windows

Hope's Windows, New York, NY

[Windows]. Hope's Windows. Hope's Casements Projected Hopkins and Austral Windows A. I. A. File No. 16-E-1, Publication No. 66. New York: Hope's Windows, 1938. First printing. Quarto, pp. 24, illustrated with b/w photographs and architectural drawings. Illustrated Wraps with cord tie. Near Fine.

A catalogue of casements projected, austral and Hopkins windows in metal for use in schools, hospitals, public buildings, etc. Includes photographs of buildings that used Hope's windows, such as the administration building for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in Culver City, California, window hardware, and architectural specifications for Hope's products. This is the first time we've been able to offer this title, and this copy is in pristine condition. (21284)   $75.00


History Cast in Metal: The Founders of North America, 1619-1890

(Volume I)

Sanders, Clyde A. and Dudley C. Gould

[Metal]. Sanders, Clyde A. and Dudley C. Gould. History Cast in Metal: The Founders of North America, 1619-1890 (Volume I). Cast Metals Institute, American Foundrymen's Society, 1976. First edition. Quarto, pp. viii, 562, indexed, illustrated with b/w drawings and photographs. Trade Cloth over Boards. Near Fine.

This volume takes off at a running start by including a quick sketch of the rather long but by today's standards uneventful period of commercial casting that preceded the faltering beginning of metal casting in America. It ends at the threshold of the Gay Nineties, as science was being applied in industry, at the birth of the world's oldest technical metalcasting organization, the American Foundrymen's Society. Photographs and drawings have been carefully gleaned from hundreds of sources. This story of one of the world's oldest and most important industries is long overdue. (21285)   $50.00


Toronto: Carved in Stone

McKelvey, Margaret and Merilyn McKelvey

[Stone]. McKelvey, Margaret and Merilyn McKelvey. Toronto: Carved in Stone. Toronto: Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 1984. First edition. Quarto, pp. 143, indexed, illustrated with b/w and color photographs. Cloth over Boards. Near Fine in Fine DJ.

Toronto has the best collection of buildings with decorative stone work in Canada - in fact, one of the best in North America. This lavishly illustrated book presents many of these buildings, together with the architects, designers and craftsmen whose work is represented in them. Although Toronto has lost a great deal, the city still retains a rich store of images carved in stone. Through this book, the authors strove to create a greater awareness of the art and craft of architectural sculpture, and an interest in the preservation of what remains. (21286)   $40.00

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Making Floors

McClure, Abbot

[Flooring]. McClure, Abbot. Making Floors. New York: McBride, Nast & Co., 1915. First edition. 16mo, pp. 64, illustrated with b/w drawings and photographs. Cloth over Boards. Very Good.

Chapters include: concrete, tile, mosaic, stone and brick floors; wooden floors, new and remade; patent, composition and miscellaneous floors; floor finishes and the care of floors. A practical guidebook for the property owner who wants to select a product suitable for the traffic in the room, and wants to see it installed correctly. (20642)   $50.00


Catalogue for Carpenters and Builders

Morse & Company, Bangor, ME

[Millwork]. Morse & Company. Catalogue for Carpenters and Builders. Bangor, ME: C. H. Glass & Co. Printers, nd (circa 1915). Original edition. 12 mo. pp 68. Decorated free end papers. b/w detailed renderings on each page. Color Wraps, Tan. Very Good.

This company was a manufacturer of wood frames, mouldings, mantels, doors, sashes, stairwork, trim and ornament. Here in this beautifully preserved catalog are countless designs, rendered in precise detail. An uncommon publication, with a wealth of information. (16482)   $90.00


Decorative Wrought Iron Work

Googerty, Thomas F.

[Metal]. Googerty, Thomas F. Decorative Wrought Iron Work. Peoria, IL: The Manual Arts Press, 1937. First edition. Small quarto, pp 79. 45 drawings & halftones, beautifully illustrated frontispiece. Stiff Wraps, brown w/black cloth backing. Near Fine.

A beautifully illustrated textbook for people doing small metal work projects such as trays, candle sticks, stands, and door knockers. Quite a lovely book for the crafts person or collector. (18851)   $30.00


Sweet's Architectural Catalogue 14th Annual Edition

Sweet's Catalog Service

[Building Materials]. Sweet's Catalog Service. Sweet's Architectural Catalogue 14th Annual Edition A Completely Indexed Catalogue Filing System of Building Materials, Supplies and Equipment. New York: Sweet's Catalog Service, 1919. Fourteenth Edition. Octavo, pp. 1955, illustrated. Complete in one volume. Original Green Cloth. Good-, front hinge is weak, as always, for such a large volume.

Complete Sweet's catalog - an amazing amount of trade literature in one volume. An early example of the definitive building products catalogue from the teens and twenties. Very scarce! In better than average condition for such a large volume. (12647)   $225.00


Dutchess County Doorways and

Other Examples of Period-Work in Wood 1730-1830

Reynolds, Helen Wilkinson; photographs by Margaret DeM. Brown

[Millwork]. Reynolds, Helen Wilkinson; photographs by Margaret DeM. Brown. Dutchess County Doorways and Other Examples of Period-Work in Wood 1730-1830 With Accounts of Houses, Places and People. New York: William Farquhar Payson, 1931. First edition. Quarto, pp. 280 + 204 b/w photographic plates and pp. 19 Index. Cloth over Boards, tan. Very Good.

A remarkable field survey of the early houses of Dutchess County, New York. Clearly a work of love and reverence for the area and its architectural heritage, this book documents doors and doorways, windows, panelling, mantels and fireplaces, stairways, and arches. A worthy reference book in the vein of the famous White Pine series of monographs. (21121)   $75.00


Santa Barbara Adobes

Cullimore, Clarence

[California]. Cullimore, Clarence. Santa Barbara Adobes. Santa Barbara, CA: Santa Barbara Book Publishing Company, 1948. First edition. Small quarto, pp. xxiii, 225. Illustrated with b/w drawings. Cloth over Boards. Very Good in Very Good Mylar-Protected DJ.

A truly unique book, beautifully illustrated. In it, old Santa Barbara lives again. The author graduated from the University of California and received M. Arch. from the University of Southern California. He was an authority on old adobes and scientific new adobe construction, and taught architecture at Bakersfield, California high school and college. He was a feature writer for Los Angeles Times and various magazines, and was a fellow in the American Institute of Architects. (21112)   $45.00


Ornament at Harvard

O'Connor, John T.

[Harvard]. O'Connor, John T. Ornament at Harvard. Cambridge, MA: Next Publications, 1986. First edition. Octavo, pp. 78, illustrated with b/w photographs. Perfect Bound. Very Good.

The book is divided into sections describing metal, stone, print, glass and ceramic ornament at Harvard. Each ornament is accompanied by text describing the creator, the date it was made, where it is located, and other details about its history. A great gift for the Harvard graduate in your life. (21106)   $25.00


Yesterday's Houses of Tomorrow:

Innovative American Homes 1850 to 1950

Jandl, H. Ward

[Architectural History]. Jandl, H. Ward. Yesterday's Houses of Tomorrow: Innovative American Homes 1850 to 1950. Washington DC: Preservation Press, 1991. First edition. Quarto, pp. 216, indexed, illustrated with b/w photos, drawings, and plans. Boards. Very Good in Very Good DJ.

A look at 12 American houses that were designed to be prototypes of the future, by a luminary in the field of historical preservation. A wonderful book for anyone interested in how America's fascination with innovation and "living in the future" impacts architecture and design. Thoroughly researched and documented. (21156)   $30.00


Houses: Permanence and Prefabrication

Anthony, Hugh

[Architecture]. Anthony, Hugh. Houses: Permanence and Prefabrication. London: Pleiades Books, 1945. First edition. Small quarto, pp. 64, illustrated with b/w drawings and photographs. Signed by a previous owner in 1946 in ink inside front cover. Cloth over Boards. Very Good in Very Good DJ.

England needed four million houses immediately after WWII. Such a program obviously called for wider and more imaginative use of the improved building methods and techniques that were developed in the years preceding the war, but were still unfamiliar to the public. This book attempts to define more clearly such terms as prefabrication, temporary housing, mass production, etc., to trace their history, and to set out in simple form the real problems involved in housing - social, technical and financial. There is no technical difficulty in the way of producing the houses needed in the quantities and of the quality required. The brake on the wheel is a political one - the fear and ignorance of obstructive and sectional interests. Hard to find in the US; this is our first time offering it. (21129) $30.00


Ogden Codman and the Decoration of Houses - signed by Metcalf

Metcalf, Pauline C. [Editor]

[Interiors]. Metcalf, Pauline C. [Editor]. Ogden Codman and the Decoration of Houses - signed by Pauline Metcalf. Boston: Boston Athenaeum, 1988. First edition. Quarto, pp. 208, indexed, illustrated with 26 color and nearly 200 b/w images. Signed by Pauline Metcalf on the title page. Cloth over Boards with tipped in lithographic illustration. Near Fine in Near Fine Dust Jacket.

This volume celebrates the influential career of an architect and interior decorator whose interpretation of the classical style provided America's Gilded Age with a shining and memorable legacy. Best known for his collaboration with Edith Warton in the seminal book The Decoration of Houses, Codman was a major force in the colonial revival movement that transformed America in the late 19th century. His influence is seen everywhere today, from The Breakers of Newport to the elegant New York town houses he designed for the fashionable merchant princes of New York. This is a thorough study of Codman's New England roots, the milieu in which he worked, and the variety of his elegant designs. Beautifully illustrated and comprehensively researched, this volume of essays considers Codman's oeuvre from perspectives well beyond the context of his classic book. (21123)   $30.00


Soundspace: Architecture for Sound and Vision

Grueneisen, Peter

[Engineering]. Grueneisen, Peter. Soundspace: Architecture for Sound and Vision. Basel, Switzerland: Birkhauser, 2003. First edition. Quarto, pp. 240, illustrated with b/w and color drawings and photographs. Decorated Boards. Near Fine.

Architecture and music share many parallel and intersecting elements. Space, sound and vision are connected and resonate in many ways when they coincide. Recent developments in the music, film and media industries have given rise to new building types for audio and visual media. These projects require a comprehensive approach from various disciplines to bridge architecture, art and technology. (21103)   $20.00


Architecture of the Well-Tempered Environment

Banham, Reyner

[Architectural History]. Banham, Reyner. Architecture of the Well-Tempered Environment. London: Architectural Press, 1969. First UK edition. Square small octavo, pp 295, illustrated with b/w photographs and architectural drawings . Cloth over Boards, grey. Near Fine in Very Good DJ.

A study of the artificial control of built spaces, including heating and air-conditioning systems and electricity. (16872)   $20.00


Archimedes Russell Upstate Architect

Hardin, Evamaria; photographs by Jane Courtney Frisse

[Architectural Monograph]. Hardin, Evamaria; photographs by Jane Courtney Frisse. Archimedes Russell Upstate Architect. Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press, 1980. Stated First Edition. Octavo, pp. xiii, 92, illustrated with b/w photographs. Perfect Bound. Very Good.

The geographical location of Syracuse, its industry and especially its location on the Erie Canal, were factors propitious for its growth and development as an industrial center within New York State. After the Civil War, Syracuse experienced a building boom which offered unusual possibilities for the builder-architect. Although there was an increase of formal education for architects during the second half of the nineteenth century, many regional architects learned their trade in the office of an architect or of a builder-architect; the distinctions were not always finely drawn. One of these architects was Archimedes Russell, who came to Syracuse from New England in 1862. Russell became an extremely prolific architect. With about 700 commissions to his credit he played a large role in shaping the physical environment of Central New York. An attractive selection of his architectural legacy is presented in this book, illustrating ten of the styles in which he worked. From the Old House Journal reference library. (21148)   $15.00


Beautiful Wardway Homes

Montgomery Ward & Co.

[Pattern Book]. Montgomery Ward & Co. Beautiful Wardway Homes. Chicago, IL: Montgomery Ward & Co., 19230. Quarto, pp. 108, indexed, illustrated with b/w architectural drawings and floor plans. Color Pictorial Wraps. Good; front cover detached, missing back cover; one page has several sections scissored away, light pencil marks throughout.

Over 60 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, and lighting needed to finish the interior of the home. A valuable resource for anyone with a Wardway home. (21165)   $50.00


Distinctive Small Homes

Rosebrook, Guy L.

[Pattern Book]. Rosebrook, Guy L. Distinctive Small Homes. Glendale, CA: Griffin-Patterson Company, 1945. Later printing. Quarto, pp. 64. Illustrated with b/w exterior home drawings and floor plans. Cover reinforced with book repair tape. Staplebound Wraps. Very Good.

This is the seventh of Rosebrook's "Distinctive Small Homes" books. In 1938, a group of lumbermen interested the architect in publishing his first book, to furnish drawings and specifications for small home builders who wanted a better-than-average low cost house. Through constant revision, this book represents a fairly true cross-section of several thousand letters of criticism and requests for small homes. Rosebrook did not present extreme modernism in his architecture, but instead stuck to ranch and other traditional styles suitable for the California climate. A handsome look at post-WWII residential design. (21164)   $45.00


Already Cut Houses

Norwood Sash and Door Mfg. Co., Cincinnati, OH

[Pattern Book]. Norwood Sash and Door Mfg. Co. Already Cut Houses. Cincinnati, OH: Norwood Sash and Door Mfg. Co., 1917. First edition. Quarto, pp. 44. Illustrated with b/w exterior home drawings and floor plans. Order form laid in. Color Pictorial Wraps. Very Good.

This Midwestern company supplied all the lumber, roofing, doors, windows, hardware, painting materials, siding, ceiling, flooring, etc. to create these beautiful, affordable homes.All pieces were numbered and cut to size and ready for assembly. Well illustrated and rare; this is our first offering of this title. (21163)   $130.00


Homes of To-Day or Modern Examples of Moderate Cost Houses

Smith, Frank L.

[Pattern Book]. Smith, Frank L. Homes of To-Day or Modern Examples of Moderate Cost Houses Vol. II, No. 4. Boston: Frank L. Smith, October 1889. First edition. Small quarto, pp. 40, indexed, illustrated with b/w drawings of perspective home exteriors with their floor plans, plus period advertisements. Perfect Bound. Very Good, 1" hole in back cover.

Contains 13 building designs of stunning Victorian buildings, from five room cottages to a ten-room house, plus one two-family house of seven rooms each. Beautifully illustrated. Scarce (21104)   $95.00


Colonial Homes

Architect's Small House Service Bureau, Minneapolis, MN

[Pattern Books]. Architect's Small House Service Bureau. Colonial Homes. Minneapolis, MN: Architect's Small House Service Bureau, 1930. Quarto, pp 32. b/w exterior perspectives (drawings or photographs) and floor plans, with period advertisements. Ex-library stamp and a 1986 date are on the front cover. Decorated Wraps. Very Good.

Compiled by professional architects, this portfolio includes New England, Dutch, Cape Cod, Southern, brick, bungalow, and cottage style colonial homes with dimensioned floor plans and attractive renderings. The inclusion of several photographed houses, rather than drawings, is a welcome delight. (20829)   $45.00


Garlinghouse Ranch and Suburban Homes

I.G. Lieurance, Designer

[Pattern Books]. I.G. Lieurance, Designer. Garlinghouse Ranch and Suburban Homes. Topeka, KS: The L.F. Garlinghouse Co., nd (ca 1949). First printing. Quarto (9" x 12"), pp 40. Color renderings, b/w photographs, "blueprint" floor plans, and specifications on each page. Color Pictorial Wraps. Good.

Ranch houses of all varieties and styles fill this plan book of the late forties. Lewis F. Garlinghouse was one of the early publishers of plan books which he used to jumpstart his construction business. This is an exceptional sampling of his pattern books: slightly larger format, striking front cover, very ambitious list of offerings of the period! (20006)   $45.00


Block Masonry Homes

Home Building Plan Service, Portland, OR

[Pattern Book]. Home Building Plan Service. Block Masonry Homes contemporary styles; traditional beauties; split-level homes; hillside plans; 2-3 & 4 bedrooms; small duplexes; resort cabins; family room homes. Portland, OR: Home Building Plan Service, 1963. First edition. Small quarto, pp. 64, illustrated with b/w and color perspective drawings and floor plans for over 100 homes. One page loose but present. Staplebound Wraps. Very Good.

Home Building Plan Service was one of the top master designers in the country. In 1946, three outstanding specialists pooled their talents in order to give home builders the opportunity of enjoying the finest home plans at very low cost. Plans designed for modular block construction were in high demand in the 1960s for their unusual beauty. (20313)   $50.00


Expansible Homes: Designed to Grow

National Plan Service, Inc., Chicago, IL

[Pattern Book]. National Plan Service, Inc. Expansible Homes: Designed to Grow Expand up, Expand Out. Chicago, Il: National Plan Service, Inc., 1952. Original edition. Quarto, pp. 16. With b/w floor plans on each page. Also b/w interior sketches.On each page an option for 'expansion' is presented. Color Pictorial Wraps. Near Fine in Wraps.

Another uncommon plan book with attractive colored renderings and dimensioned plans. One of the more unique trade pieces we've encountered: on 4 of the two-page spreads, the designer has included a 1/4 page vertical insert which shows how to 'expand' the design of the page. Our illustration will show this unique feature. We've never had a piece like this before. (20007)   $55.00


New Ideas for Building Your Home

Better Homes & Gardens

[Pattern Book]. Better Homes & Gardens. New Ideas for Building Your Home. Des Moines, IA: Meredith Publishing Co., 1939. First edition. Quarto, pp 206, illustrated with b/w photographs and floor plans. Decorated Stock Wraps, blue. Very Good.

A selection of 100 homes are pictured and described with floor plans, with articles on topics of interest to homeowners, such as water proofing, crack proofing, painting, wiring, insulating, heating, plumbing, paneling, and many more. A comprehensive digest of all the knowledge essential for someone in building or buying a new home, plus ideas and examples, in pictures and in text, of what other new-home builders have done and are doing. (20033)   $35.00


Bossert Houses

Louis Bossert & Sons, Brooklyn, NY

[Pattern Book]. Louis Bossert & Sons. Bossert Houses - A method of construction that assures a higher standard of materials and workmanship with economies that radically reduce building costs. Brooklyn, NY: Louis Bossert & Sons, Inc., 1917. First edition. Quarto, pp 64, illustrated with b/w photographs and floor plans. Some construction details, b/w photographs of building sites also. Brown Stock Wraps. Good; open tear to front cover, backstrip partially detached.

An attractive plan book of Colonial style wood frame homes, stucco cottages, California style bungalows, and other small houses. (20194)   $95.00


Beautiful Homes of Moderate Cost

Building Age and National Builder

[Pattern Book]. Building Age and National Builder. Beautiful Homes of Moderate Cost A selection of modern, artistic, practical designs by well known architects, together with information on planning, financing, construction, decoration and furnishing. New York: Building Age and National Builder, 1926. First edition. Quarto, pp. 96. Illustrated with numerous b/w photos, drawings, paintings, and plans. Staplebound Wraps. Good; moderate backstrip damage, cover detached.

A very ambitious and comprehensive pattern book, featuring the design firms in each pattern and suggesting plumbing, landscaping , painting, etc. options. Last 15 pages of trade literature. (20196)   $55.00


Brick Homes

Stoddard, Ralph P.

[Pattern Book]. Stoddard, Ralph P. Brick Homes. Cleveland, OH: Common Brick Manufacturers' Association of America, 1922. Original edition. Small quarto, pp 63, illustrated with b/w drawings and photographs. Staplebound Wraps. Very Good.

This booklet illustrates sixty economical, beautiful homes of common brick. (20607)   $55.00


Concrete Masonry Farm Homes

Portland Cement Association, Chicago, IL

[Pattern Book]. Portland Cement Association. Concrete Masonry Farm Homes Plans Prepared by State Colleges and the United States Department of Agriculture ... Available Through State College Extension Services. Chicago: Portland Cement Assoc., 1949. First edition. Quarto, pp 12, illustrated with b/w photographs, site plans, floor plans, and perspective sketches. Staplebound Wraps, blue. Very Good.

To meet the special housing needs of the post-WWII farm family, architects of the US Department of Agriculture, working with state colleges, prepared plans for the moderately low-cost homes shown in this booklet. They were designed for concrete masonry, a construction material which offers low upkeep and maintenance cost, fire safety, and durability. (20660)   $45.00


Book of 30 Homes

Brown-Blodgett Company, St. Paul, MN

[Pattern Book]. Brown-Blodgett, Inc. Book of 30 Homes Designs and Floor Plans for Thirty Small Homes. St. Paul, Minnesota: Brown-Blodgett, Inc., 1942. Third edition. Quarto, pp. 32, illustrated with b/w photographs and floor plans. One page has its photograph ripped away. Staplebound Wraps. Good; one half-page missing, cover detached.

A wonderful example of WWII affordable housing. A scarce piece of ephemeral vernacular architecture and a very nice pattern book. (20661)   $35.00


The Book of 100 Homes

Brown-Blodgett Company, St. Paul, MN

[Pattern Book]. Brown-Blodgett Company. The Book of 100 Homes: Containing the Designs and Floor Plans of One Hundred Homes - Bungalows, Cottages, and Two Story Homes - Book I. St. Paul, MN: Brown-Blodgett Co., 1942. First edition. Quarto, pp.104, illustrated with b/w photographs and floor plans. Decorated Stock Wraps, red. Very Good.

An extensive 20th century home plan catalog, this one aimed at the first-time home buyer. The homes vary in size from 2 story dwellings to 4 room cottages, and represent a variety of popular home styles. (20659)   $35.00


Style Trends ~ Plan Your New Home Now

National Plan Service, Inc., Chicago, IL

[Pattern Book]. National Plan Service, Inc. Style Trends ~ Plan Your New Home Now. Chicago, IL: National Plan Service, Inc., 1944. First edition. Quarto, pp 32, illustrated with color exterior perspectives and thumbnail "blueprint" floor plans. Also some interior perspective sketches. Color Pictorial Wraps, blue. Very Good.

An attractive WWII plan book with colonial, Cape Cod, ranch and modern homes, well illustrated. Also includes a general advice section for designing, furnishing, and decorating each room of the house. This book was well-situated to set trends for the upcoming post-war building boom. (20510)   $30.00


The Book of Triple Insulated Homes

Johns-Manville Corporation, New York, NY

[Pattern Book]. Johns-Manville Corporation. The Book of Triple Insulated Homes. New York: Johns-Manville Corporation, 1937. Original edition. Quarto, pp 28, illustrated with b/w drawings and photographs, and some color drawings. Staplebound Wraps. Very Good.

This company built homes that were insulated against fire, weather and wear. The roof and siding were asbestos to protect against fire, the house was insulated against temperature extremes with wool, and the walls were built with Steeltex, which reduced plaster cracking and added strength and fire resistance to the plaster walls. The home designs included Cape Cod Colonial, Dutch Colonial, Norman French, New England Colonial, and Connecticut River Valley Colonial styles. Asbestos wainscotting for use in the kitchen and bath was also offered. Nice interior photographs and color drawings of period kitchens and bathrooms are included. (20612)   $35.00


The Pittsburg Burner and Hipwell Mantles

Hipwell Manufacturing Co., Pittsburgh, PA

[Lighting]. Hipwell Manufacturing Co. The Pittsburg Burner and Hipwell Mantles. Pittsburgh, PA: Hipwell Manufacturing Co., nd c. 1910. Original edition. Pamphlet, 3.5" x 6", pp. 19, illustrated with b/w drawings. Staplebound Wraps. Very Good.

Hipwell was founded in 1887 as Pittsburgh's first stamping plant, then started making parts for oil lamps and later parts for natural gas-fueled lamps. They moved to their current location on West North Avenue around 1900, which is the address on this catalog and helps to approximate the date of its release. A nice snapshot of their early 20th century line of oil lamps and mantles (the device use to generate bright white light when heated by a flame). (20535)   $25.00


Samuel Yellin: Metalworker

Andrews, Jack

[Metal]. Andrews, Jack. Samuel Yellin: Metalworker. Philadelphia, PA: Samuel Yellin, 1982. Second edition. Quarto, pp. 16, reprinted from the Anvil's Ring, Summer 1982. Illustrated with b/w photographs. Staplebound Wraps. Very Good.

This brochure describes the life and work of Samuel Yellin from 1906 to 1940. The forge continued to produce architectural and artistic ironworks from 1940 to 1985 under the direction of Harvey Z. Yellin, Samuel Yellin's son. After the death of Harvey Yellin in July 1985, Samuel Yellin Metalworkers Co. continues the tradition of quality metalwork under the guidance of Marian C. Yellin, Harvey's wife, and Clare L. Yellin, Harvey's daughter. (20178)   $15.00


Maquinaria Moderna [Modern Machinery for the

Manufacture of Modern Materials for Construction]

Villalta, J. F.

[International]. Villalta, J. F. Maquinaria Moderna [Modern Machinery for the Manufacture of Modern Materials for Construction]. Barcelona, Spain: J. F. Villalta, nd c. 1906. First edition. Oblong octavo, pp. 25, illustrated with b/w photographs. Text in Spanish. Staplebound Wraps. Very Good.

An advertising brochure for this Spanish construction company, featuring building materials and decoration, hollow blocks of concrete, baluster columns, and more. Includes photographs of completed buildings and structures. Some of their products were used in construction in San Francisco that survived the 1906 earthquake. Attractive and scarce. (20232)   $65.00


Brick for Western Living

Structural Clay Products Institute, Seattle, WA

[Brick]. Structural Clay Products Institute. Brick for Western Living. Seattle, WA: Structural Clay Products Institute, nd c. 1962. Oblong small quarto, pp. 16, illustrated with b/w photographs. Label for Columbia Brick Works in Portland, Oregon attached to front cover. Staplebound Wraps. Very Good.

This company firmly believed in the old adage "one picture is worth a thousand words" ... they packed this slim volume with photos emphasizing beautiful architectural designs and decorative patterns that are possible when brick is used as a building material. The photos were taken by Leonard Delano, Philip Fein, and Charles Pearson for Sunset Magazine. (20447)   $40.00


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)   $50.00


Concrete Improvements Around the House

Portland Cement Association, Chicago, IL

[Concrete & Cement]. Portland Cement Association. Concrete Improvements Around the House. Chicago, IL: Portland Cement Association, nd c. 1925. Original edition. Small quarto, pp. 46, illustrated with b/w photographs and drawings. Staplebound Wraps. Very good.

Around the home, concrete finds a wide range of usefulness for making improvements. There are utilitarian uses, such as walks, drives, retaining walls, steps, porch floors, and more. Then there are numerous other ways which concrete can be employed to give a decorative touch to the home, including lawn benches, bird baths, sun dials, flower boxes, arbors, and more. This book covers both categories in a well illustrated, easy to read format that is fun to browse. You'll enjoy this one! (20497)   $25.00


Decorating Your Home with Glass

Pittsburgh Plate Glass Co., Pittsburgh, PA

[Glass]. Pittsburgh Plate Glass Co. Decorating Your Home with Glass A picture-book of inexpensive ideas for every room in the house. Pittsburgh, PA: Pittsburgh Plate Glass Co., 1943. First printing. Quarto, pp. 9, illustrated with b/w and color photographs. Staplebound Wraps. Very Good.

This booklet shows a few of the many ways in which glass can be used effectively and inexpensively to brighten a new house. Lots of period charm. (20519)   $35.00


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)   $20.00


Plan Beauty for your home with American-Standard Plumbing Fixtures

American Radiator & Standard Sanitary Corporation, Pittsburgh, PA

[Plumbing]. American Radiator & Standard Sanitary Corporation. Plan Beauty for your home with American-Standard Plumbing Fixtures. Pittsburgh, PA: American Standard, 1945. First printing. Oblong octavo, pp. 24, illustrated in color. Staplebound Wraps. Very Good, cover scuffed.

Terrific representations of 1940s kitchens and bathrooms, featuring many unusual fixtures, such as corner style bathtubs, laundry sinks, and porcelain colors we haven't seen in decades. Attractive and scarce; we haven't seen this one before. (20110)   $35.00


Redwood Information Series

California Redwood Association,San Francisco, CA

[Wood]. California Redwood Association. Redwood Information Series. San Francisco: California Redwood Association, 1934. First printing. Quarto, pp. 57, illustrated with b/w drawings and photographs. Brass fastener-bound wraps. Very Good; cover soiled.

The California Redwood Association put out small publications on many topics, and they were compiled in this definitive reference guide. Topics include shrinkage, painting characteristics, termite control, decorative effects by mechanical means, nailing, timber fastenings, redwood crib construction, redwood shake construction, insulation, interior finishes, and many more. (20381)   $50.00


Tex-Tile Builds the Community

National Fireproofing Company (NATCO), Pittsburgh, PA

[Tiles and Pottery]. National Fireproofing Company (NATCO). Tex-Tile Builds the Community AIA File Number 10-a-11. Pittsburgh, PA: National Fireproofing Co., 1927. First edition. Quarto, pp 6, illustrated with b/w and color drawings. Staplebound Wraps. Very Good.

This pamphlet highlighted NATCO's hollow building tile, which was economical, dense, strong, protected against fire, didn't need painting, easy to install, and never decayed. The product line is illustrated, along with some simple diagrams for installation. A handsome trade piece. (20650)   $35.00


Columbia Book of Yard Rugs No. 30

William H. Horstmann Company, Philadelphia, PA

[Carpets]. William H. Horstmann Company. Columbia Book of Yard Rugs No. 30. Philadelphia, PA: William H. Horstmann Company, 1925. First edition. Small quarto, pp. 39, illustrated with color drawings. Signed neatly by a previous owner on the title page. Center four pages have pulled free of the staples, but are present and undamaged. Original Staplebound Wraps. Very Good, moderate edgewear to cover.

This book shows 21 attractive rugs and hassocks which can be made economically, easily and quickly by the Columbia method of yard rug making. Some of the patterns faithfully reproduce the designs and colors of rare and beautiful old rugs now in museums and private collections. Some of them are fashioned after Navaho motifs for the cottage or bungalow; other designs include Oriental and Colonial. Includes directions on how to make a rug with Columbia supplies. (21144)   $30.00


Automatic Fire Escape

The Automatic Fire Escape Company, Tilton, NH

[Building Materials]. The Automatic Fire Escape Company. Automatic Fire Escape. Tilton, NH: Columbia Mantel Co., nd c. 1915. First edition. Small quarto, pp. 7, illustrated with b/w drawings. Staplebound Wraps. Very Good.

A quick escape from fire in all classes of buildings is imperative. Various kinds of fire escapes, other than the regulation iron ladders attached to buildings, existed at the time, which employed ropes, pulleys, rubber, and elastic seats and springs, but they were not automatic. They required quick thought and action to operate, and people in a burning building are often not clear-headed. With this company's system, all the person had to do was slip the life belt over the shoulders and let the body weight operate the machine. A clever innovation that was indestructible and dependable. This is the first time we've offered anything on fire escapes. (21132)            $20.00


Built-In Baths: Solid Porcelain and Enameled Iron

J. L. Mott Iron Works, New York, NY

[Plumbing]. J. L. Mott Iron Works. Built-In Baths: Solid Porcelain and Enameled Iron. New York: J. L. Mott Iron Works, 1912. Original edition. Octavo, pp. 11, illustrated with b/w drawings. Staplebound Wraps. Very Good; cover partially detached.

When residential owners desired a bath tub to be built in the tile walls and floor of the bathroom at the turn of the 20th century, they turned to Mott for state-of-the-art designs. The beautiful illustrations shows tub cross sections, individual models and several fully-outfitted bathrooms with a built-in tub. Scarce; this is the first time we've had this pamphlet. (21118)   $45.00


Catalogue and Pricelist:

Wholesale Lumber, Lath, Shingles and Millwork of Any Kind

South Chicago & Calumet Lumber Company, Chicago, IL

[Wood]. South Chicago & Calumet Lumber Company. Catalogue and Pricelist: Wholesale Lumber, Lath, Shingles and Millwork of Any Kind. Chicago, IL: South Chicago & Calumet Lumber Company, 1899. First printing. 8-page accordian fold-out pamphlet (3.75" x 8"), illustrated with b/w drawings. Folded pamphlet. Good; one page detached, some chipping and closed tears at folds.

Trade advertising from the 19th century is scarce. This is the first time we've been able to offer anything from this important Chicago lumber company. Flooring, finishing lumber, window and door frame material, ceiling and wainscoting, building paper, fence material, barn lumber and timber, drop siding, shingles, roofing, lath, and more. (21116)   $45.00


Columbia Lattishades and Lattiswood Draperies

Columbia Mills Inc., Wilkes-Barre, PA

[Window Treatments]. Columbia Mills Inc. Columbia Lattishades and Lattiswood Draperies. Wilkes-Barre, PA: Columbia Mills Inc., 1953. First edition. Octavo, six samples bound in. Perfect Bound. Very good.

An unusual catalog; we've never seen this one before. Six samples in different colors of their lightweight wood window shades. The samples can be rolled up and down as they would in a window, demonstrating their flexibility and ease of movement. A nice example of a very specific product line. (21102)   $25.00


Pop-Up Viewer Souvenir from The World of Tomorrow,

New York World's Fair, 1939

Hare, Elizabeth Sage and Warren Chappell

[World's Fair]. Hare, Elizabeth Sage and Warren Chappell. Pop-Up Viewer Souvenir from The World of Tomorrow, New York World's Fair, 1939. New York: Elizabeth Sage Hare, 1939. First edition. 6.5" x 5", opens to 24" high, color-lithographic pictorial upper scene with single central peep-hole and six panel images separated by folds. Folded Paper View Book. Near Fine.

A deep six-panel peep show, with each layer of the show adding details to the view. When stretched out on a table surface, the view hole in the front allows the viewer to see through all six panels. The view is the Grand Concourse ending at Sam Gottscho's Trylon, Perisphere, and Helicline. Elizabeth Sage Hare was an art patron and Warren Chappell was an American illustrator, book and type designer. An unusual souvenir of the World's Fair, and in very nice condition. (21078)   $150.00


Substance, Form & Color Through Concrete

Atlas Portland Cement Co.

[Concrete & Cement]. Atlas Portland Cement Co. Substance, Form & Color Through Concrete. New York: Atlas Portland Cement Co., 1924. First edition. Folio, pp. 22 plus 14 full page b/w photos and 4 full color plates (including frontis.) Decorated Boards with Gilt Lettering. Very Good, no DJ as issued. Boards weak at hinges, rubbed and worn along edges.

A beautifully produced account of the use of concrete in the construction of the Shrine of the Sacred Heart in Washington, DC. Text pages printed on heavy rag paper with deckled edges, with color borders and motifs on several pages. The color plates are particularly attractive. The text was written by F. B. Murphy of Murphy & Olmsted, Architects and by John J. Early, architectural sculptor. In addition to seven views of the church, the book contains images of other buildings in the Washington, DC area that use concrete as a building material. One of the most attractive concrete and cement trade pieces we've seen. (20989)   $55.00


Making Room: Women and Architecture (Heresies 11)

Heresies Collective

[Architecture]. Heresies Collective. Making Room: Women and Architecture (Heresies 11) Vol. 3 No. 3. New York: Heresies Collective, 1981. First edition. Quarto, pp. 96, illustrated with b/w photographs. Perfect Bound. Very Good in Wraps.

Heresies is an idea-oriented journal devoted to the examination of art and politics from a feminist perspective, in the hopes that the journal would stimulate dialogue around radical political aesthetic theory, encourage the writing of the history of women, and generate new creative energies among women. In this issue devoted to the relationship between women and architecture, the authors refer to and expand on the humanist tradition of architecture through viewpoints, themes, and strategies that demonstrate how the connections between women's lives and their environment are to a large extent a consequence of political and economic actions, both in a repressive and a liberating sense. Some themes explored are: the powerlessness women feel in not being able to control their own environments; women's creative responses to domestic confines; identification of an ongoing women's culture in the home; concern for human comfort and multiplicity of use; and women in the design process. Noteworthy is a profile of architect Julia Morgan's work in California. Scarce. (21089)   $20.00


Design in Civil Architecture

Richardson, Sir Albert E. and Hector O. Corfiato

[Building Specifications]. Richardson, Sir Albert E. and Hector O. Corfiato. Design in Civil Architecture Vol. 1 Elevational Treatments. New York: Philosophical Library, 1956. First edition. Quarto, pp. 216. Index, thoroughly illustrated with b/w elevations. Text in English, French, and Russian. Cloth over Boards. Very Good in Very Good Mylar-Protected DJ.

A collection of line drawings of elevations of public buildings throughout the world, from the Strozzi Palace to the Police Building in Copenhagen, the Grand Palace at the 1935 Brussels Exhibition, and a barracks in Italy. A valuable study on the subject. (21048)   $20.00


Simonds Guide for Carpenters

Simonds Saw and Steel Co., Fitchburg, MA

[Tools]. Simonds Saw and Steel Co. Simonds Guide for Carpenters. Fitchburg, MA: Simonds Saw and Steel Co., 1923. Original edition. 24mo (2.5" x 5"), pp. 64, indexed, illustrated with b/w drawings. Staplebound Wraps. Very Good.

A handy reference book of rules and other information around carpentry jobs such as cutting rafters; hand saw setting and filing; measuring and cutting for stairs; recipes for stains and hard drying putty; and more, illustrated with Simonds' line of saws. An attractive little pocket reference guide, in nice condition and handsomely illustrated. (20746)   $25.00

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