Selected Titles for March 2021
It's getting to be one of my favorite times of the year: early spring. The sun is getting higher and the days longer. Last week we had single digit lows and 60 mph winds, and this week we may hit 70 degrees. New England!

On the personal front, it's been a month since I got the second Pfizer vaccination. Although I'm still very cautious, Dr. Fauci feels that I can be a bit less worried. I hope the vaccine makes its way into your life soon.

As a past board member of Preservation Trades Network, I'm excited about this year's conference, slated for September at Belmont College, on the Pennsylvania border in St. Clairsville, Ohio. I'll be there as the bookstore.
This month's book offerings are as varied as the weather - many titles we've never seen before. We are also featuring a large selection of Mid-century Modern works from Reinhold publishing. I hope there are a few that suit your needs, and wish you happy browsing!

Steven
New Arrivals
1.
Practical Suggestions for Interior and Exterior Decoration
Benjamin Moore & Co.
[Paint]. Benjamin Moore & Co. Practical Suggestions for Interior and Exterior Decoration. New York: Benjamin Moore & Co., ca 1940s. First edition. Quarto, pp. 42, with tipped-in color plates on each page. Signed by previous owner on interior cover. Spiral Bound Wraps in Board Cover. Very Good.

An unusual period piece from the late 1930s-40s, this paint catalog contains numerous interior and exterior house images with color scheme examples to guide the homeowner and designer. Very rare, no copies currently available elsewhere. Only one copy available in public holding, at Harvard. (20345)   $250.00
2.
Traite Theorique et Pratique de L'Ebenisterie d'apres Roubo
[Theoretical and Practical Treatment of Cabinetmaking after Roubo]
Roubo and others
[Carpentry]. Roubo and others. Traite Theorique et Pratique de L'Ebenisterie d'apres Roubo [Theoretical and Practical Treatment of Cabinetmaking after Roubo] Models of all kinds and styles, with plan, section, details and a historical and explanatory text. Paris: Ch. Juliot, nd c. 1880. Fifth edition. Folio (12.5" x 16.75"), originally had 100 plates, but only 46 plates remaining. Stamped on the front cover by fine art publisher George H. Polley. Portfolio with three cloth ties and loose pages, quality rag paper. Fair; cloth backstrip failure, wear and soiling to edges.

Andre Jacob Roubo (1739-1791) was a French carpenter, cabinetmaker and author. This publication contains all the principles of construction relating to cabinetry, including elements of geometry, tools and cuts. All forms and styles are represented in detailed drawings which represent models of furniture for all kinds, such as dining room furniture, bedroom, living room, study, closet, anteroom, and more. The book also addresses fittings, both in general and for each piece of furniture in particular. In short, this book is an encyclopedia of cabinet making in the 18th and 19th century. (20338)   $300.00
3.
L'Art de la Menuiserie par Roubo [The Art of Carpentry by Roubo]
Roubo/Dufournet
[Carpentry]. Roubo/Dufournet. L'Art de la Menuiserie par Roubo [The Art of Carpentry by Roubo] New edition, revised, corrected and augmented by M. Dufournet, carpentry contractor and line professor approved by a committee of architects, carpentry contractors, workshop foremen and linear drawing teachers. Paris: Ch. Juliot, 1883. Fifth edition. Folio (12" x 16"), originally had 100 plates, but missing plates 4-10, 91. Text in French. The text on each plate is printed in French, German, and English. Portfolio with three cloth ties and loose pages. Fair; pages are brittle and cracking at the edges, cloth backstrip failure.

Andre Jacob Roubo (1739-1791) was a French carpenter, cabinetmaker and author. His career peaked in 1774 when he published his masterwork treatise on woodworking, titled L'Art du Menuisier. This long-standing work covered practically all methods and trades associated with woodworking, and clearly still popular enough a century later to have this edition of the plates. Very rare. This is our first time being able to offer this work. (20337)   $250.00
4.
Competitive Designs for Concrete Houses of Moderate Cost
(Ranging from $2,000 to $4,500 each)
Association of American Portland Cement Manufacturers
[Concrete & Cement]. Association of American Portland Cement Manufacturers. Competitive Designs for Concrete Houses of Moderate Cost (Ranging from $2,000 to $4,500 each). Philadelphia, PA: Assoc. of American Portland Cement Mfgrs., 1907. First edition. Elephant Folio (15 1/2" x 19"), pp. ~50 (n.p.), illustrated with b/w renderings, architectural elevations, floor plans, and building sections . Three pages have a 2" closed tear that does not affect the text or illustrations. Portfolio Folder; Dark Green Boards w/cloth backstrip and ribbon ties; text is string-bound wraps laid in. Good; some wear damage to backstrip and corners, some cosmetic creases and water damage to front cover, does not affect text.

A beautiful compilation of early twentieth century house designs by architects across the country. Each design includes a list of building materials and the associated quantities. This is an outstanding and rare publication. (20336)   $225.00
5.
Examples of Domestic Colonial Architecture in New England
Corner, James M. and Soderholtz, E.E.
[New England]. Corner, James M. and Soderholtz, E.E. Examples of Domestic Colonial Architecture in New England. Boston: Bates & Guild Company, 1901. First edition. Folio, pp. 3 plus 50 numbered b/w photograph plates. Loose portfolio; half cloth with marbled boards. Good; moderate water stains to back cover and some plates.

Scarce and lovely copy with some of the earliest photography done of colonial architecture in Portsmouth, Kittery, Salem, Newburyport, and Marblehead. (20323)   $200.00
6.
A Manual of Gothic Moldings
Paley, Frederick Apthorp, with additions by William Milner Fawcett
[Millwork]. Paley, Frederick Apthorp, with additions and improvements by William Milner Fawcett. A Manual of Gothic Moldings with directions for copying them and for determining their dates. London: John Van Voorst, 1877. Fourth edition. Small quarto, pp. vi, 94, plus 21 full page plates. Signed by two different owners on the front endpapers; one is dated 1934. Embossed Cloth over Boards. Very Good; backstrip lightly sunned.

Palsey was an English classical scholar with considerable knowledge of Gothic architecture. Fawcett was an architect who worked on several important projects in Cambridge, and restored churches. A very important work on the history of architectural millwork, wonderfully illustrated and documented. Uncommon, especially in such good condition. (20322)   $150.00
7.
Observations on
Limes, Calcareous Cements, Mortars, Stuccos, and Concrete
Pasley, C. W.
[Concrete & Cement]. Pasley, C. W. Observations on Limes, Calcareous Cements, Mortars, Stuccos, and Concrete and on puzzolanas, natural and artificial; together with rules deduced from numberous experiments for making an artificial water cement, equal in efficiency to the best natural cements of England, improperly termed roman cements; and an abstract of the opinions of former authors on the same subjects. London: John Weale, 1838. First edition. Small quarto, pp. 124, illustrated with b/w drawings. Cloth over Boards w/ embossed cover.. Very Good, backstrip sun faded.

The author was a British soldier and military engineer. Palsey developed a new form of pontoon bridge which was adopted in 1817 by the British Army. In 1826, as lecturer in architecture and engineering at the Royal School of Military Engineering at Chatham, he began research and experiments on artificial hydraulic cement, attempting to match or make an improvement over natural or "Roman" cement, invented by James Parker in 1796. In 1830, he succeeded and with chalk and Medway clay, produced a hydraulic lime equal to the natural "Roman" cement and similar to that produced by Joseph Aspdin in Wakefield. This book is a summary of all the information he gathered in his research. A beautiful copy, a first for us, of the 1838 original first edition, largely unopened (i.e. paper uncut). (20321)   $250.00
California
8.
Northern California, Oregon and the Sandwich Islands
Nordhoff, Charles
[California]. Nordhoff, Charles. Northern California, Oregon and the Sandwich Islands. New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1874. First edition. Small quarto, pp. 256, illustrated with b/w engravings. Signed by the first owner in ink in 1874 on front endpaper. Decorated Cloth over Boards, gilt lettering. Very Good.

The first seven chapters are devoted to the Sandwich Islands (Hawaii), covering volcanoes, the sugar culture, cattle and sheep farming, and commercial and political concerns of the day. The next twelve chapters cover northern California, with topics such as wine and raisins, sheep grazing, Indian reservation, redwoods, dairy farming, tobacco culture, and more. The last chapter is devoted to Puget Sound. An engrossing peek into the industry of the 1870s on the Pacific coast. Very rare in first edition. (20353)   $450.00
9.
Residential Architecture in Southern California
Hunter, Paul R.; Reichardt, Walter L. [Editors]
[California]. Hunter, Paul R.; Reichardt, Walter L. [Editors]. Residential Architecture in Southern California. Los Angeles, CA: The Southern California Chapter, AIA, 1939. First edition. Large quarto, pp 110, illustrated with b/w architectural photographs. A 1944 gift inscription on the front endpaper. Cloth over Boards. Very Good in Good Mylar-Protected DJ.

A superb series of portfolios depicting Mediterranean, Western, and Modern architectural styles in southern California. Beautifully photographed and produced, this is an uncommon publication, especially with the dust jacket intact, with many close-ups of both exterior and interior details. (20329)   $300.00
10.
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. (20300)   $75.00
Architecture and History
11.
Fire Station Design
Circul-Air Corporation, Detroit, MI
[Building as Envelope]. Circul-Air Corp. Fire Station Design: A Symposium of Ideas, Plans and Sketches for Better Housing of Fire Fighting Equipment and Personnel -- Submitted by Leading Architects, Fire Chiefs and Technical Writers Affiliated with the Fire Service. Volume 5. Detroit, MI: Circul-Air Corp., 1957. First edition. Quarto, pp. 64. Illustrated with b/w photos, drawings, and plans. Staplebound Wraps. Very Good.

Very scarce copy of this volume in a series of publications on modern developments in fire station design. Includes designs for one and two story fire stations, combined fire and police stations, and training towers in the U.S. Circul-Air is a manufacturer of hose maintenance and drying equipment, and the company still exists today. (20352)   $100.00
12.
Contemporary Shops in the United States
Nicholson, Emrich
[Architectural History]. Nicholson, Emrich. Contemporary Shops in the United States. New York: Architectural Book Publishing Co., 1945. First edition. Quarto, pp. 192, indexed, illustrated with b/w photographs of all manner of store fronts and interiors. Previous owner's bookplate inside front cover, dated 1945. Cloth over Boards, library binding. Good; back cover water damaged, doesn't affect text.

A careful presentation of dozens of shops, large and small, handling a great variety of products, located from coast to coast, designed by the nation's most successful designers. A true cross section of the whole mid-century modern trend in store design. (20351)   $110.00
13.
Architecture: Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries
Hitchcock, Henry-Russell
[Architectural History]. Hitchcock, Henry-Russell. Architecture: Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries. Baltimore, MD: Penguin Books, 1967. Second revised edition. Small quarto, pp. xxix, 510, indexed, illustrated with b/w photographs. Red Cloth Over Boards. Very Good in Good DJ.

The scope of this volume is international; it covers not only the countries of Europe, but also North and South America and Australia, and considers the work of the most influential architects and movements. This is not primarily a history of modern architecture, but an attempt to bring out in each of the successive aspects of architectural production since 1800 its own intrinsic merits. In particular the chapters on commercial architecture and on the 19th century Anglo-American house represent the first serious attempts to tell these notable stories consecutively. The author was a past president of the Society of Architectural Historians. (20348)   $35.00
14.
Contemporary Houses Evaluated by their Owners
Creighton, Thomas H. and Katherine M. Ford
[Architecture]. Creighton, Thomas H. and Katherine M. Ford. Contemporary Houses Evaluated by their Owners. New York: Reinhold Publishing Corporation, 1961. First edition. Small quarto, pp. 224, illustrated with b/w photographs. Cloth over Boards. Very Good in Good DJ.

Thirty-six houses designed by leading architects for today's living are here evaluated by the people who know them best - their owners. An ideal guide for the prospective home builder who wishes to profit from the experience of others in building, whether ranch houses, town houses, houses on the shore and in the mountains, anywhere across the nation, from Connecticut to California. (20346)   $60.00
15.
Cast-Iron Architecture in New York: A Photographic Survey
Gayle, Margot
[Architecture]. Gayle, Margot. Cast-Iron Architecture in New York: A Photographic Survey. New York: Dover Publications, 1974. First edition. Quarto, pp. 190 with 217 b/w illustrations. Signed by a previous owner inside the front cover. Paperback. Near Fine in Wraps.

A pictorial account of both structural and decorative work in cast iron, with informative captions. An original Dover title, not a reprint. (20331)   $35.00
16.
Master Builders: A Guide to Famous American Architects
National Trust for Historic Preservation
[American History]. Lewis, Roger K. and National Trust for Historic Preservation, Diane Maddex. Master Builders: A Guide to Famous American Architects. Washington DC: Preservation Press, 1985. First edition. Small quarto, pp. 203, indexed, illustrated with b/w photographs. Part of the Building Watchers series. Signed by a previous owner in ink inside the front cover. Original Wraps. Very Good.

This unique guide puts faces with America's most well-known and loved buildings, from the U.S. Capitol and Washington Monument through the first skyscrapers and landmarks of the Post-Modern movement. With essays by noted architectural authorities and 350 photographs and drawings, this fascinating introduction makes sure that America's master builders will no longer be anonymous. (20330)   $20.00
17.
The History of the Dwelling House and its Future
Thompson, Robert Ellis
[Urban Studies]. Thompson, Robert Ellis. The History of the Dwelling House and its Future. Philadelphia, PA: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1914. First edition. Small octavo, pp. 172, indexed. Decorated Boards. Very Good in Fair Mylar-Protected DJ.

The author takes us through the evolution of the home, from tree houses in the tropics to the ancient Greek homes with one large room, to cave dwellers in northern Europe, to the old hall style that held many families in one dwelling, to the single family dwelling and beyond. The last chapters make some predictions about how the home of the future and the city streets will be constructed, which is very entertaining reading. Some of it was spot on, predicting that the horse would be replaced by cars completely. Others were hilarious, such as the construction of sidewalks at the second story level to keep pedestrians separated from auto traffic. Wouldn't that be nice! An entertaining book for anyone interested in residential and urban planning. (20317)   $35.00
18.
Small Commercial Buildings
Snibbe, Richard W.
[Architectural History]. Snibbe, Richard W. Small Commercial Buildings A photographic record of 100 selected designs for small commercial buildings executed within the last 20 years, with a challenging introduction, plans of each project and critical text. New York: Reinhold, 1956. First edition. Quarto, pp. 216, indexed, illustrated with b/w drawings and photographs. Cloth over Boards. Very Good; no DJ.

This is a pictorial selection of designs from the United States, South America, England, France, Germany, Sweden, and Italy. Almost all the examples shown, apartments, motels, shops, showrooms, banks, clinics, theatres, factories, offices, restaurants, service stations, etc., are accompanied by scaled drawings. This book is primarily directed to the layman as a guide; critical comment has been made for the express purpose of educating the layman to "see" - that is, to look around and ask questions of the owner or architect for the job. It supplies an invaluable check list to the design of buildings which would be an asset to the community. (20312)   $50.00
19.
Domestic Architecture
Robinson, L. Eugene
[Residential Architecture/Construction]. Robinson, L. Eugene. Domestic Architecture. New York: The Macmillan Company, 1923. Third edition. Octavo, pp 390, indexed, illustrated with b/w drawings and floor plans. Cloth over Boards, Cream colored w/embossed illustration. Very Good.

The author, a licensed architect and professor of rural architecture, offers a summary of Western architectural history through the Renaissance period, then considers particular styles in America from colonial times through the early twentieth century. He also covers design considerations, such as site design, floor plan arrangements, interior detailing and building materials. He proceeds with a description of house construction, finishes, furnishes, appliances, engineering and landscaping factors. Finally, he discusses costs and estimating procedures. This is a wonderful manual for the residential architect and builder. Many of the principles that were true in the past, hold true today. This is the original 1923 edition, very scarce. (16283)   $50.00
20.
The House and The Art of Its Design
Kennedy, Robert Woods
[Design]. Kennedy, Robert Woods. The House and The Art of Its Design. New York: Reinhold Publishing Corp., 1953. Second Printing. Small quarto, pp. 550, indexed, illustrated with b/w drawings and photographs. Cloth over Boards. Very Good; no DJ.

The house is the most difficult of all design problems, for within our outside its walls it must perform many of the functions of a restaurant, laundry, hotel, playground, nursery, school room, tailor shop, office, garage, theatre, studio, laboratory, and more. The author points out all of the inter-relationships among areas and zones of the house, lists and charts all of the space requirements and covers the subject thoroughly. This is a fascinating book for the prospective home owner, the architect, or anyone who knows what comfort is and who really understands and values beauty. (20311)   $50.00
21.
The Smaller American House
Power, Ethel B. (Editor of House Beautiful)
[Architecture]. Power, Ethel B. (Editor of House Beautiful). The Smaller American House: Fifty-five Houses of the Less Expensive Type Selected from the Recent Work of Architects in all Parts of the Country. Boston, MA: Little, Brown and Company, 1927. First edition. Quarto, pp 100, illustrated with b/w photographs and thumbnail floor plans for each design. Binding stitching coming loose on a front section resulting in slumping of pages in text block. Cloth over Boards, black w/tipped in title. Very Good in Good Mylar-Protected DJ; staining and tears along spine edge of DJ.

A portfolio of architect designed homes from New York state to California, of varying styles and materials. Designers showcased include Aymar Embury, II; Mellor, Meigs & Howe; and Marston & Maybury. Beautiful photographs of both the exterior facades and interior spaces. (20308)   $65.00
22.
A History of Architecture on the Comparative Method
for Students, Craftsmen & Amateurs
Fletcher, Sir Banister, revised by J.C. Palmes
[Architectural History]. Fletcher, Sir Banister, revised by J.C. Palmes. A History of Architecture on the Comparative Method for Students, Craftsmen & Amateurs. New York: Scribner's and Sons, 1954. 16th, revised edition. Small quarto, pp. 1,036, indexed, richly illustrated with over 4,000 b/w drawings and photographs. Signed by a previous owner in ink on pages ii and v. Cloth over Boards. Very Good in Very Good Mylar-Protected DJ, with two ribbon bookmarks bound in.

A very good copy of this classic textbook on architectural history, comparing the architecture of each country and demonstrating their similarities and important distinguishing features. "So far as any one book can chronicle adequately all the branches of human building throughout the ages, this volume has succeeded ... It is one of the most fascinating books in the world and neither the student nor the layman is likely ever to turn to it in vain ... indeed, Sir Banister Fletcher has given into the hands of the everyday reader the keys of the kingdom of architecture." Each edition is in its own way unique. (10162)   $30.00
23.
Modern Picture-Houses and Theaters
Shand, P. Morton
[Architectural History]. Shand, P. Morton. Modern Picture-Houses and Theaters. Philadelphia, PA: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1930. First edition. Small quarto, pp. viii, 40 plus128 b/w photographs and an index of the illustrations. Cloth over Boards. Very Good; mild ex-library.

This book examines the social function of the cinema, and the building which houses the cinema. Chapters on facades, foyers and auditoriums, and plans and sections. The illustrations of early 20th century cinemas are an absolute joy. An early treatment on the subject and a wonderful gift for those interested in the architectural history of cinemas. (20307)   $95.00
24.
Architecture and Color
Faulkner, Waldron
[Design]. Faulkner, Waldron. Architecture and Color. New York: Wiley-Interscience, 1972. First edition. Small quarto, pp. xv, 146, indexed, illustrated with 8 color plates. Cloth over Boards. Very Good in Very Good DJ.

This volume sets forth basic information on the science of color and its practical applications to architecture. Special features include a chart demonstrating the interpenetration of colors in limestone, colored plates of building products, a list of references, and a glossary of color terms. (20305)   $25.00
25.
Lighting in Architecture
Kohler, Walter and Wassili Luckhardt
[Lighting]. Kohler, Walter and Wassili Luckhardt. Lighting in Architecture. New York: Reinhold Publishing Corporation, 1959. First English edition. Quarto, pp 223, indexed, illustrated with b/w and color photographs. Cloth over Boards. Very Good in Good Mylar-Protected DJ.

It has become necessary to coordinate the work of the architect and the illuminating engineer in order to fully explore all the possibilities of lighting in architecture. This is the concern of the book and that is why it is written by an architect and an illuminating engineer. The book was an inspiration for architects, sparking new ideas for design and serving as a reliable source in all technical questions. The book presented here is a translation of the original German edition. (20304)   $65.00
26.
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. Illustrated with b/w photos, drawings, and plans. Boards. Very Good in Very Good DJ.

Ward Jandl was a productive architectural historian whom we lost way too early. 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. (20301)   $60.00
27.
Interiors Book of Hotels and Motor Hotels
End, Henry
[Architectural History]. End, Henry. Interiors Book of Hotels and Motor Hotels. New York: Whitney Library of Design, 1963. First edition. Quarto, pp. x, 252, indexed, illustrated with color and b/w photographs and drawings. Cloth over Boards. Very Good in Good DJ.

A fast-moving, witty, knowledgeable commentary on the design of hotels and motor hotels by a leading professional in the field. In-town, resort, and international hotels are examined in detail and from the basis of chosen prototypes. Each of the chapters is accompanied by a photographic portfolio of the particular hotel or motel type concerned. A book for designers and architects. Third in the Whitney Library of Design Contract Series, this title takes its place beside previous volumes on offices and restaurants. (20302)   $50.00
International
28.
Old Houses and Village Buildings in East Anglia:
Norfolk, Suffolk, & Essex
Oliver, Basil
[International]. Oliver, Basil. Old Houses and Village Buildings in East Anglia: Norfolk, Suffolk, & Essex Illustrated by collotype plates from photographs specially taken by Horace Dan, Sydney A. Driver & others with numerous illustrations in the text. London: B. T. Batsford, 1912. First edition. Small quarto, pp. xxi, 100, plus 84 numbered plates. Original Cloth w/gilt design and ribbon bookmark. Very Good.

East Anglia, a traditional region in eastern England, is comprised of the historic counties of Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, Essex, and Lincolnshire. It has been settled for thousands of years. Colchester, the oldest recorded town in England, was important in pre-Roman and Roman times. During the late medieval period, East Anglia was known for its wool and manufacture of woolen products, and Norwich was a major weaving town in England. The author endeavored to give representative examples of all types of small buildings - other than ecclesiastical - which were erected between the latter part of the 15th century and the early years of the 18th. The plans of these old buildings have been altered and adapted over time, and without exception, owners and tenants gave the author access for photography, sketching, and measuring. This book would be enjoyed by any Anglophile. (20358)   $60.00
29.
English Domestic Architecture of the XVII and XVIII Centuries
Field, Horace and Michael Bunney
[International]. Field, Horace and Michael Bunney. English Domestic Architecture of the XVII and XVIII Centuries A selection of exmples of smaller buildings measured drawn and photographed. Cleveland, OH: J. H. Jansen, 1928. Second edition, revised and reset. Octavo, pp. viii, 183, illustrated with b/w photographs and drawings. Original Cloth w/gilt design. Very Good.

A very well written and illustrated survey of 16th and 17th century English residences - including manors, farmhouses, rectories, and some institutional buildings such as schools and hospitals. Not easy to find in such exceptional condition! (20357)   $60.00
30.
Souvenir of the Opening of the North British Station Hotel Edinburgh 15th October 1902
Geddie, John
[International]. Geddie, John. Souvenir of the Opening of the North British Station Hotel Edinburgh 15th October 1902 Contents - Old and New Edinburgh, North British Station Hotel, North British Railway. Edinburgh: Banks & Co., 1902. First edition. Quarto, pp. 89, xxi, advertiser index, illustrated with b/w photographs, and a very large folding tourist guide map of Scotland. Decorated Boards. Very Good.

Resulting from a competition in 1895, the hotel originally opened as the North British Station Hotel on 15 October 1902. The building's architecture is Victorian, influenced by the traditional Scottish baronial style. It was designed by architect William Hamilton Beattie and for most of the twentieth century was known as the North British Hotel or simply the N.B., a traditional railway hotel built for the North British Railway Company adjacent to their newly rebuilt Waverley station. The contents are divided into three sections. The first section discusses old and new Edinburgh; the second portion covers the hotel; and the third portion covers the North British Railway. An engrossing read for anyone interested in the history of Scotland. (20356)   $60.00
31.
Timber Building in England
Crossley, Fred. H.
[Great Britain]. Crossley, Fred. H. Timber Building in England from Early Times to the End of the Seventeenth Century. London: B.T. Batsford Ltd, 1951. First edition. Small quarto, pp. vii, 168, indexed, illustrated with over 200 b/w photographs, plans and diagrams, and reproductions from drawings by painters such as Paul Sandby, Birket Foster and John Varley of buildings which have now vanished. Cloth over Boards. Very Good in Good DJ.

The author divides the account of timber building into religious and secular buildings. Under the heading of religious buildings, he discusses the monasteries and churches themselves, and also the details of steeples and spires, roofs, porches, doors and lych-gates, in which the work of the mediaeval carpenter is outstanding. The second half of the book, on secular building, covers an even wider field. It includes forts and bridges, water and windmills, as well as the house itself: its great hall, its timber frame, its roof, ceiling and timber decoration. A valuable record of our shrinking heritage of English timber buildings. (20355)   $50.00
32.
The National Trust: Historic Houses of Britain
Tinniswood, Adrian
[Great Britain]. Tinniswood, Adrian. The National Trust: Historic Houses of Britain. New York: Abrams, 1991. First American edition. Small quarto, pp. 320, indexed, illustrated with 150 photographs and drawings in b/w and color. Cloth over Boards. Very Good in Very Good Dust Jacket.

This book celebrates a living tradition, that of preserving and maintaining the great country houses of England, Wales, and Northern Ireland. This engaging volume, beautifully illustrated throughout, provides a guide to the social and stylistic development of these historic houses and describes in detail the Trust's most important architectural treasures. Also provided is a useful illustrated gazetteer to all the historic houses in the care of the National Trust. (20347)   $25.00
33.
Framed Buildings of England
Mason, R. T.
[International]. Mason, R. T. Framed Buildings of England. Horsham, England: Coach Publishing House, n.d. ca 1980. First edition. Octavo, pp. 136, indexed, illustrated with b/w drawings. Cloth over Boards. Very Good in Very Good Mylar-Protected (Price-Clipped) DJ, some underlining.

The author surveys England's magnificent heritage of timber framed buildings and describes our present state of knowledge of their development. A first hand, enquiring, discriminating, quizzical and at all times enjoyable assessment which will appeal to and be valued by scholars and lay persons alike. (5456)   $45.00
Old House Journal Reference Library
34.
Victorian Home Building: A Transcontinental View of 1875
Hussey, E. C.
[Pattern Book]. Hussey, E. C. Victorian Home Building: A Transcontinental View of 1875. Watkins Glen, NY: American Life Foundation, 1976. Reprint. Octavo, pp. 416, illustrated w/drawings & plans. Four loose pages. Original Wraps. Very Good.

In 1875, the author took a transcontinental railroad excursion from New York to California during which he collected data about several hundred towns and cities scattered along his route. He gives us facts, figures, and opinions about a variety of topics, including real estate and building, industries, institutions, and prospects for prosperities. He also rated numerous hotels along the way where he stayed. Although there is plenty of information here for preservationists, architectural historians, and local antiquarians, perhaps it is most interesting as a social document. Includes 42 plates of Victorian homes and other buildings, with their floor plans. From the Old House Journal Reference Library. (20332)   $25.00
35.
The American Historical Supply Catalogue (2 volumes)
Wellikoff, Alan
[American History]. Wellikoff, Alan. The American Historical Supply Catalogue (2 volumes). New York: Schocken Books, 1984 and 1986. Second edition. Quarto, pp. 240 (volume 1) , 220 (volume 2), indexed, illustrated with over 300 b/w drawings and photographs per volume. Each volume has the black ink OHJ stamp on the front endpaper. Color Pictorial Wraps. Very Good.

Volume 1 is a sourcebook of the most faithful reproductions of 19th century products, and the finest century-old items still made. Included in each entry is a description of the item, its history, interesting lore associated with it, and ordering information. The companion volume follows the same format, and is a sourcebook for the early 20th-century items. A wonderful resource for anyone restoring an old home or collecting antiques. From the Old House Journal Reference Library. (20328)   $20.00
36.
Interior Design (2nd Edition)
Pile, John F.
[Interiors]. Pile, John F. Interior Design (2nd Edition). New York: Abrams, 1995. Second edition. Quarto, pp. 584, indexed, illustrated with b/w and color photographs. Cloth over Boards. Near Fine in Near Fine Dust Jacket.

The author presents a comprehensive introduction to the fascinating field of interior design, both residential and contract. Written for beginning professionals as well as people who are interested in learning the basics of interior design, whether on their own or as students, this book utilizes the best design solutions of the present to address and anticipate challenges designers face in the 21st century. From the Old House Journal Reference Library. (20327)   $20.00
37.
The American Family Home, 1800-1960
Clark, Clifford Edward
[Architectural History]. Clark, Clifford Edward. The American Family Home, 1800-1960. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 1986. First edition. Small quarto, pp. 281, indexed, illustrated with b/w drawings and photographs. OHJ stamp in ink on the front endpaper. Original Wraps. Very Good.

This book explores the relationship between the image of the ideal house and family and the reality of middle-class family life. The author explains why, despite its fear of standardization and homogenization, the middle class has persisted in viewing the single-family house as the main symbol of independence and as the distinguishing sign of having achieved middle-class status. From the Old House Journal Reference Library. (20326)   $20.00
38.
The Powers of Preservation: New Life for Urban Historic Places
Moore, Arthur Cotton
[Preservation]. Moore, Arthur Cotton. The Powers of Preservation: New Life for Urban Historic Places. New York: Mcgraw-Hill, 1998. First edition. Quarto, pp. 229, indexed, illustrated with b/w and color photographs. Boards. Very Good in Near Fine DJ.

This book proposes a remarkably insightful, sophisticated, and at times controversial retooling of historic preservation in order to reverse our current epidemic of urban decay, neglect and abandonment. A good reference source on the importance of preserving historical architecture. From the Old House Journal Reference Library. (20325)   $25.00
39.
Concerning Architecture
Summerson, John [Editor]
[Architecture]. Summerson, John [Editor]. Concerning Architecture Essays on Architectural Writers and Writing Presented to Nikolaus Pevsner. London: Penguin Press, 1968. First edition. Quarto, pp. xii, 316, indexed, illustrated with b/w photographs. Boards. Very Good in Good Dust Jacket.

This book was published as a tribute to Nikolaus Pevsner, the most distinguished architectural historian of the time. The essays it contains have been assembled to celebrate Dr. Pevsner's 65th birthday. A select bibliography of Dr. Pevsner's writings is included. From the Old House Journal Reference Library. (20324)   $25.00
40.
High Styles: Twentieth-Century American Design
Whitney Museum of American Art
[Design]. Whitney Museum of American Art. High Styles: Twentieth-Century American Design. New York: Summit Books, 1985. First edition. Quarto, pp. 212. Richly illustrated with b/w and color photos. Boards. Very Good in Good DJ.

Companion book for an exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art, showcasing innovations and trends in 20th century modernist design. Beautifully illustrated. From the Old House Journal Reference Library. (15549)   $30.00
Construction Methods and Materials
41.
Cinder Concrete Building Units
Harrisburg Building Block Company, Harrisburg, PA
[Concrete & Cement]. Harrisburg Building Block Company. Cinder Concrete Building Units. Harrisburg, PA: Harrisburg Building Block Company, 1927. First edition. Quarto, pp. 36, index of plants manufacturing cinder concrete building units, illustrated with b/w photographs. Page 19 has a small illustration scissored away. 8-page bulletin titled Sound Absorption of Cinder Concrete Building Units laid in. Staplebound Wraps. Good; one illustration missing.

The cinder concrete building unit is manufactured under the Straub and Bo patent requirements. It is a composition of Portland Cement and carefully selected or specially purified cinders, crushed to the proper fineness. This publication covers its general use and outstanding features, such as the benefits of its weight, strength, fire resistance, longevity, sound insulation, and much more. Scarce; this is the first time we've had a copy of this publication. (20359)   $85.00
42.
Economy in Home Building
Hering, Oswald C.
[Building]. Hering, Oswald C. Economy in Home Building with a consideration of the part played by the architect. New York: Robert M. McBride Co., 1924. First edition. Small quarto, pp. xiv, 210, indexed, illustrated with b/w drawings and photographs. Signed by a previous owner in ink inside front cover. Cloth over Boards, navy with gilt lettering. Very Good.

This book was written with the purpose of telling the home builder and the inexperienced young architect how attractive and economical houses may be designed and built. The principles set forth are applicable to buildings both large and small, new and old, which are used wholly, or in part, for domestic purposes. It is a summary of the experiences of the author in the practice of the profession of architecture for 25 years. (20350)   $50.00
43.
The Glazer's Book
Searle, A. B.
[Ceramics]. Searle, A. B. The Glazer's Book: The Practical Application of Recipes and Processes to Glazes for Bricks and Tiles. London: The Technical Press, Ltd., 1935. Second edition revised and enlarged. 12mo, pp. 156. Indexed. Library bookplate inside front cover; other ex-library markings. Cloth over Boards. Fair; moderate damage to backstrip, front hinge splitting, covers are warped; text block very good.

A useful introduction to glazes for pottery, bricks, and tiles, written for the novice glazer and intended to provide basic information on glaze recipes, techniques, and other technical details. Uncommon. (20335)   $40.00
44.
Paint Research in Building Conservation
Bregnhoi, Line et. al. [Editors]
[Paint]. Bregnhoi, Line et. al. [Editors]. Paint Research in Building Conservation. London: Archetype Books, 2007. First edition. Quarto, pp. 214, indexed, illustrated with color photographs. The Proceedings of the second conference "Architectural Paint Research in Building Conservation," held in Denmark in 2005. Features 26 papers presented by world experts in architectural paint isssues. Well documented, illustrated and indexed. Decorated Boards, black. As New.

An important contribution to the field of paint conservation, including research methods, assessment, practical considerations for work programs, and public communications. (20334)  45.00
45.
Making Home Homelike
Colby, Eleanor
[Paint]. Colby, Eleanor. Making Home Homelike A handbook on ways and means of decorating and beautifying the home. Detroit: Berry Brothers, n.d. ca 1930's. First edition. Octavo, pp. 40, illustrated w/color drawings. Stamped by Sturtevant & Blood Co., a lumber yard in Owosso, Michigan, on the front cover. Staplebound Decorated Wraps. Very Good.

Published by Berry Brothers, who sold varnishes, enamels and stains out of Detroit, Ontario, and San Francisco. Steps through each room of the home and offers tips on how to make its appearance more light, airy, and hospitable. Very scarce; no other copies for sale anywhere on the web. (20333)   $70.00
46.
The Concrete House and Its Construction
Sloan Maurice M.
[Concrete & Cement]. Sloan Maurice M. The Concrete House and Its Construction. Philadelphia: Association of American Portland Cement Manufacturers, 1912. First edition. Octavo, pp 224, indexed, illustrated with b/w drawings and photographs. Cloth over Boards, grey w/gilt lettering. Good; cover soiling, moderate edgewear to backstrip.

This book discusses the advantages of concrete construction for residential use, with some very nice examples, in the first two chapters. Then it shows construction details, explains field operations, and describes some structural constraints. (20315)   $55.00
47.
The Chemistry of Portland Cement
Bogue, Robert Herman
[Concrete & Cement]. Bogue, Robert Herman. The Chemistry of Portland Cement. New York: Reinhold Publishing Corporation, 1947. First edition. Small quarto, pp. xv, 572, indexed, illustrated with b/w photographs and drawings. Ex-library from University of Southern California. Cloth over Boards. Very good condition, but mild ex-library.

A thorough examination, including the history of the cement industry, classification of cements, the manufacture of Portland cement, early experimentation on the constitution of Portland cement, methods of investigation, heat treatment in manufacture, the combination of the cement components, design and control of cement composition, the setting and hardening of cement pastes, the structure of hydrated cements, and much much more. (20306)   $50.00
48.
First Aid for the Ailing House
Whitman, Roger B.
[Conservation]. Whitman, Roger B. First Aid for the Ailing House. New York: Whittlesey House, 1934. Second Printing. Octavo, pp. xvi, 320, indexed, illustrated with b/w drawings. Cloth over Boards. Very Good in Very Good Mylar-Protected DJ.

This book tells how to keep a house in good condition with an economy of labor and expense. Its practical advice is based on the questions of thousands of homeowners who had written to the author's column "First Aid to the Ailing House" in the New York Sun to ask what to do about things that go wrong. Whitman was a brilliant writer; his articles were syndicated throughout the country, and he was also a regular contributor to American Magazine. (20299)   $55.00
49.
The Practical Book of Building "The House of Health"
Albert, Odd
[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; no dust jacket.

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! (20303)   $50.00
Pattern Books
50.
Weyerhaeuser 4-Square Book of Modern Homes
Weyerhaeuser Sales Company, St. Paul, MN
[Pattern Book]. Weyerhaeuser Sales Company. Weyerhaeuser 4-Square Book of Modern Homes. St. Paul, MN: Weyerhaeuser Sales Company, 1947. First edition. Oblong folio (18" x 12"), tabbed sections for 4 rooms, 5 rooms 1 story, 5 rooms 2 story, 6 rooms, 7 rooms, GI homes, farm-suburban homes, wood interiors and modernization, wood siding and fences, garages, and material lists. Most sections illustrated in color; other sections in spot color or b/w. Decorated Boards. Very Good.

What an impressive volume of home designs! It is not paginated, but there must be at least 400 pages in it. Included is an envelope of the Weyerhaeuser selection for December 1947, a design that would be promoted in the 1947-1948 Small Homes guide. The envelope includes house plans and a large image of the 5-room, 1-story home, which appears to have been pulled from the catalog, as it has the same size, style and binding as the catalog. The larger volume is not dated, but it was probably compiled in the 1930s. An absolutely stunning pattern book; its large format and use of color makes it a winner! (20360)   $325.00
51.
Cottage Houses for Village and Country Homes - signed by the author
Reed, S. B.
[Pattern Book]. Reed, S. B. Cottage Houses for Village and Country Homes - signed by the author Together With Complete Plans and Specifications. New York: Orange Judd Company, 1884. First edition. Small octavo, pp. 136, indexed, illustrated with over 100 b/w wood engravings, line drawings, and house plans, plus 8-page publisher's catalog bound in. Open tear to front endpaper. Gift inscription to Samuel Hanaway, whom with the author, worked to renovate a chapel on 71st St in New York City. Embossed cloth over boards, gilt lettering. Good; worn corners and edges of covers, pencil marks on front endpapers.

The book contains 22 home plans, from a five-room cottage to an 11-room cottage with tinted glass. General descriptions, and detailed estimates of materials, construction, and cost, are given with each plan. Very nice copy of original edition, and a most uncommon association copy. (20344)   $110.00
52.
Homes of Comfort At Low Cost
Standard Homes Co., Washington, DC
[Pattern Book]. Standard Homes Co. Homes of Comfort At Low Cost. Washington DC: Standard Homes Co., 1929. Original edition. Octavo, pp 48, illustrated with b/w photographs and floor plans for over 40 homes and several garages. Staplebound Wraps. Very Good.

Bungalow, colonial and a myriad of other home styles fill this plan book. The life-like exterior renderings and bold floor plans make this an ideal resource. (20316)   $95.00
53.
Designs for Convenient Living
Home Planners Inc., Detroit, MI
[Pattern Book]. Home Planners Inc. Designs for Convenient Living contemporary styles; traditional beauties; split-level homes; hillside plans; 2-3 & 4 bedrooms; small duplexes; resort cabins; family room homes. Detroit, MI: Home Planners Inc., 1946. First edition. Quarto, pp. 80, illustrated with b/w perspective drawings and floor plans for 25 homes, and worksheets and information for defining home needs and choosing a design. Staplebound Wraps. Good; rusty staples, some soiling to covers.

The purpose of this book is to clarify the objectives and the methods of residential architecture for the home owner. The owners can read through the house planning section, clarifying their vision of how they want to use each room and how they want the rooms to relate to each other. With that information, they can then choose a design from the book that would fit their needs, creating a home that provides the greatest amount of convenient living. A new approach to building at the advent to the post-war building boom. (20314)   $70.00
54.
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)   $70.00
55.
How to Get the Most House for Your Money
McNamara, John E.
[Pattern Book]. McNamara, John E. How to Get the Most House for Your Money. Chicago, IL: American Technical Society, 1948. First edition. Quarto, pp. 182, illustrated with b/w perspective drawings and photographs of homes and floor plans for over 100 homes. Spiral Bound Wraps. Very Good.

The author was committed to the concept of small homes of lasting architectural merit along with a certified construction inspection system, guaranteeing the owner a house soundly built of tested and proven products. The plans offered in this book gave the new owner a properly constructed house that avoids many serious blunders. Scarce; this is the first time we've encountered this title. (20310)   $60.00
Trade Catalogs
56.
Morgan Woodwork Catalog #101
Whittier Lumber & Millwork Company, Newark, NJ
[Millwork]. Whittier Lumber & Millwork Company. Morgan Woodwork Catalog #101. Newark, NJ: Whittier Lumber & Millwork Company, 1940. Original edition. Quarto, pp. 152, indexed, illustrated with b/w drawings and architectural specification drawings. Text block has tabbed pages for easy reference. Color Pictorial Wraps. Fair; 4" of backstrip missing, hinges splitting, front cover soiled and worn.

Morgan stock woodwork included authentic reproductions and adaptions of original 17th and 18th century design, as well as standard contemporary woodwork. All illustrations are true architectural renderings and accurately measured details. Sections on doors, sash, blinds, stairwork, cabinetry, mantels, paneling, trim, and moldings. (20340)   $60.00
57.
Home Owners' Catalogs
F. W. Dodge Corporation, New York, NY
[Building Materials]. F.W. Dodge Corporation. Home Owners' Catalogs. New York: F.W. Dodge Corp., 1945. First printing. Octavo, pp. approx. 250, with postcards bound in for mailing to the individual manufacturers for more information. Illustrated with b/w and color drawings and photographs. Original Illustrated Cloth. Very Good.

A Sweet's trade catalog for residential owners, to help guide them in the selection of building materials, equipment and furnishings. It's full of period building materials and furnishing for the post-WWII house and household, and a lovely showcase for mid-century modern design. Fascinating period piece. (20339)   $45.00
58.
Architectural Woodwork by Curtis #505
Curtis Companies, Inc., Clinton, IA
[Millwork]. Curtis Companies, Inc. Architectural Woodwork by Curtis #505. Clinton, IA: Curtis Companies, Inc., 1946. Ninth Edition. Small quarto, pp 189, with tabbed sections for easy browsing; illustrated with b/w photographs and drawings. Color Pictorial Wraps. Very Good; mild edgewear to backstrip.

This catalog of woodwork details includes doors, windows, frames, trim, moldings, mantels, stair work, cabinets, and kitchen units. Very clearly drawn - ideal for the builder and architect! (20309)   $65.00
Brick and Stone
59.
Marble and Marble Working
W.G. Renwick
[Stone]. W.G. Renwick. Marble and Marble Working - A Handbook for Architects, Sculptors, Marble Quarry Owners and Workers, and All Engaged in the Building and Decorative Industries. With Numerous Illustrations and Coloured Plates. London: Crosby Lockwood and Son, 1909. First edition. Large octavo, pp xiii & 226. 13 Color plates of marble types, 72 b/w photographs of quarries, production facilities, marble buildings and more throughout the text. Illustrated frontispiece. Signed by two previous owners, and stamped by the Boy Scouts, on front endpaper. Plate IX is detached, but present. Original cloth on boards, burgundy, w/gilt lettering & design on front & spine. Very Good.

A voluminous handbook describing the types of marble, the processes the materials go through from quarry to completed works, and where these marbles are used. Chapter headings include "The Chemistry of Marble," "Modern Quarries and Quarrying Methods," "Marble as a Building Material," "Uses of Marble," "Marble Working Machinery," and several chapters about the sources of production from Italy, France, Greece, and other countries. An extremely rare book. (20354)   $195.00
60.
Stone Magazine, July and August 1893 (2 issues)
Quarry Owners' National Association
[Stone]. Quarry Owners' National Association. Stone Magazine, July and August 1893 Vol. VII, No. 2 and 3. New York, NY: Frank A. Lent, April 1917. Original edition. Quarto, each issue pp. 100, illustrated with b/w drawings and photographs. Beautifully illustrated period advertisements. The cover of the July issue is detached. Paperback journal. Very good.

Wow! These are some of the earliest issues we've seen of this highly prized magazine. The two issues contain a part 1 and 2 of an article on theory vs. practice by W. M. Patton. Articles on the Folsom Dam, the World's Fair, Indian temples, photography on marble, bluestone quarries of NY and PA, floors of plaster of Paris, treating stones for construction, artists in stone, and many more. (20349)   $165.00
61.
A Graveyard Preservation Primer
Strangstad, Lynette
[Stone]. Strangstad, Lynette. A Graveyard Preservation Primer (The AASLH Primer Series). Nashville, TN: American Association For State And Local History, 1988. First edition. Octavo, pp. xii, 126, indexed, appendices, sources of additional information. Illustrated with b/w photographs and drawings. Paperback. Good; two cover creases.

This slender volume encapsulates more information on graveyard preservation than any other restoration guidebook available. The book is packed with effective methods of maintenance and repair, and numerous photos and illustrations further clarify and demonstrate different problems and remedies for the beginning preservationist. A step-by-step guidebook that is an indispensable reference tool for anyone interested in graveyard preservation. (18966)   $30.00
62.
The Art of Splitting Stone
Gage, Mary and James Gage
[Masonry]. Gage, Mary and James Gage . The Art of Splitting Stone: Early Rock Quarrying Methods in Pre-Industrial New England 1630-1825. Amesbury, MA: Powwow River Books, 2005. Second edition. Quarto, pp. 88. Bibliography and Appendices. Illustrated with b/w drawings and photos. Paperback. New.

"A detailed study of the history, tools, and methods used to split, hoist, and transport quarried stone in pre-industrial New England." Offers an interesting look at early American and particularly New England stone masonry and quarrying techniques. Of interest to stoneworkers, early colonial history enthusiasts, and hikers and explorers who want to know more about the split stones and quarries found throughout the New England woodlands. (18961)   $30.00
Titles on Sale
63.
Robert A. M. Stern: On Campus
Dixon, Peter Morris [Editor]
[Architectural History]. Dixon, Peter Morris [Editor]. Robert A. M. Stern: On Campus. The Monacelli Press, 2010-11-16. First edition. Quarto, pp 576, indexed, illustrated with color photographs and drawings. Hardback. New in very good dustjacket.

As an architect, educator, and architectural historian, Robert A. M. Stern brings special knowledge and expertise to issues of campus master planning and the design of academic buildings. This unique volume collects more than 50 projects by the firm for the most prestigious institutions in America - Harvard, Yale, Dartmouth, Georgetown, Stanford, University of Virginia - and focuses on the importance of the historic character of the place in charting the future. Each campus is described in detail, with historic photographs and campus plans illustrating its development. (14521)   $25.00
64.
Los Angeles in the Thirties: 1931-1941
Gebhard, David and Harriette von Breton
[California]. Gebhard, David and Harriette von Breton. Los Angeles in the Thirties: 1931-1941. Los Angeles, CA: Hennessey & Ingalls, Inc., 1989. Second edition, revised and enlarged. Quarto, pp. 185, indexed, illustrated with 225 b/w photographs. Cloth over Boards. Very Good in Very Good DJ.

Speed, mobility, freedom: these governed the aesthetics of the "city of the future" as it spread its arterials across the Southern California landscape. If ever a city and a decade seemed meant for each other, it was Los Angeles and the streamlined '30s. The gloom of the Depression did little to curb the dynamism of this optimistic, greedy, sprawling metropolis. The Hollywood dream machine mirrored the aspirations of millions of Americans - a single-family home and yard, the independence of a private car on uncluttered streets, and the latest household conveniences. And L.A.'s built environment reflected the dreams, realizing in fact what the film sets offered in fantasy, with imagery ranging from up-to-date recreations of popular period styles to the stripped-classic monumentality of public buildings, and on toward the future in the sleek Moderne of curved corners, fluidly bent neon and metal tubing, and sculpted surfaces of stucco and glass brick. The book focuses on the types of architectural imagery used in commercial, public, and residential buildings. (20279)   $30.00
65.
The Natural Garden
Druse, Ken
[Gardening]. Druse, Ken. The Natural Garden. New York: Clarkson N. Potter, 1989. First edition; fourth printing. Quarto, pp. 296, indexed, illustrated with over 400 color photographs. Cloth over Boards. Very Good in Very Good Dust Jacket.

Natural gardens are planned and designed to work with nature. Gone are the meticulously manicured lawns and heavily pruned shrubs that require hours of tedious labor. Natural gardeners take their inspiration from the environment, using native plants, hardy perennials, wildflowers, and ornamental grasses. They turn potential problems, such as rock outcrops or steep slopes, into assets, incorporating them into the landscape or even highlighting them with showy treatment. These refreshing, colorful gardens practically take care of themselves, so you spend your time enjoying them rather than slaving over them. This book shows how to design, plan, and plant a garden; how to improve an existing garden; and how to maintain a garden year after year. From the Old House Journal Reference Library. (20284)   $15.00
66.
The Work of Frank Lloyd Wright: The Wendingen Edition
Wijdeveld, H. Th. [Introduction]
[Architectural Monograph]. Wijdeveld, H. Th. [Introduction]. The Work of Frank Lloyd Wright: The Wendingen Edition The Life-Work of the American Architect Frank Lloyd Wright with Contributions by Frank Lloyd Wright. New York: Horizon Press, 1965. First edition. Quarto, pp 164, indexed, illustrated with over 200 b/w photographs. Cloth over Boards. Very Good in Good DJ.

This book includes historic writings by Frank Lloyd Wright himself, and also several remarkable contributions by noted European architects clarifying the Wright influence; the essay by Louis Mumford on the Social Background of Frank Lloyd Wright; two historically invaluable essays of Louis Sullivan; and a memoir by Mrs. Wright describing her husband's reaction to the book, and his building of the renowned Taliesin school. This original and epoch-making work is truly indigenous to America and has become part of the country's architectural heritage and has shaped modern architecture throughout the world. From the Old House Journal Reference Library. (20289)   $15.00
67.
Disaster Management Programs for Historic Sites
Spennemann, Dirk H. R. and David W. Look
[Disaster Management]. Spennemann, Dirk H. R. and David W. Look. Disaster Management Programs for Historic Sites. San Francisco, CA: US National Park Service, 1998. First edition. Small quarto, pp. 195, indexed, illustrated with b/w photographs. Original Wraps. Very Good.

The United Nations designated the 1990s as the Decade for Natural Hazard Reduction. It is ironic then that natural disasters were an increasingly common occurrence in the 1990s as a result of both random chance and to climatic changes. In many of those events, vast sections of our cultural heritage was impaired, not only by the direct impact of the disasters, but also, and by no small measure, by the actions taken by the hazard mitigation and response teams. Too often, damaged historic places are deemed to be a safety hazard and are ordered to be demolished by building officials without due consideration given to their cultural heritage value and the restoration options available. Potential for conflict abounds and, historically, conflict has ensued between the various management agencies. This book addresses these issues through conceptual papers and case studies written by people at the forefront of the conflict. From the Old House Journal Reference Library. (20264)   $25.00
68.
The Art and Craft of Stonescaping
Reed, David
[Masonry]. Reed, David. The Art and Craft of Stonescaping Setting and Stacking Stone. Asheville, NC: Lark Books, 1998. First edition. Small quarto, pp. 160, indexed, illustrated with color photographs. Cloth over Boards. As New in Fine DJ.

Stonescaping is one of the few simple pastimes in our high-tech, high-speed world that allows us to reconnect with our natural surroundings. Dry-stacked and dry-laid stonework requires no mortar. You won't need fancy equipment, that much strength, or a vast estate. If you can handle a shovel, wield a hammer, and lift small stones; if you can find a few square feet to call your own; and if you're eager to spend some time outdoors now and then, stonescaping is for you. The author walks you through building a series of wonderful projects - just take your pick. (20267)   $15.00
69.
Bay Area Houses
Woodbridge, Sally [Editor]
[California]. Woodbridge, Sally [Editor]. Bay Area Houses. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. First edition. Quarto, pp. 329, indexed, illustrated with b/w photos by Morley Baer, Roger Sturtevant, and others, architectural drawings by Randolph Meadors and Floyd Campbell, introduction by David Gebhard. Some pencil inscriptions in the text. Cloth over Boards. Very Good in Good Dust Jacket.

San Francisco is rightfully proud both of its natural and constructed environments. A unique contribution to American architectural history, this book concentrates on a local tradition of houses that are unpretentious yet imaginative; friendly, relaxed buildings that often merge indoor living spaces with the outdoors and take advantage of the exceptional views. The many fine drawings are a special feature of the book. The informed and articulate text and magnificent illustrations form a definitive and engrossing history of the Bay Area tradition. (20209)   $25.00
70.
Daily Mail Book of Bungalow Plans
Daily Mail, London
[Pattern Book]. Daily Mail. Daily Mail Book of Bungalow Plans including Traditional and Contemporary Bungalow Designs of 1959 with a Review of Bungalows available on selected Estates. London: Wyman & Sons, 1959. First edition. Quarto, pp112, Well illustrated with b/w photographs and floor plans, plus some interior views. Decorated Stock Wraps. Very Good.

An extensive mid-century home plan catalog for English bungalows, including timber homes, steel-framed homes, and homes using attractive combinations of stone, brick and timber. The book also includes illustrated articles on furnishing and equipment for the homes. (18979)   $35.00
71.
Artemide Lighting Catalog
Artemide, Milan, Italy
[Lighting]. Artemide. Artemide Lighting Catalog. Milan: Artemide, 1972. Original edition. Octavo, pp. 191, illustrated with color photographs. Text in five languages: Italian, French, English, German, and Spanish. Original Wraps. Very Good.

The Artemide Group was founded by Ernesto Gismondi, who passed away on the last day of 2020. Entrepreneur, aerospace engineer, inventor and university professor for over 60 years, he guided Artemide with a visionary spirit, anticipating the future of light in the present. This catalog is a great snapshot of 1970s design, with many sleek, colorful and groovy options. A nice trade piece that included some furniture, storage, and decor items as well as lighting. (20263)   $35.00
72.
What Makes a Good City?
Lynch, Kevin
[Urban Studies]. Lynch, Kevin. What Makes a Good City? General theory of good city form; a new try at an old subject. Eindhoven, Netherlands: Holst-lezing, 1980. First edition. Octavo, pp. 23, illustrated with b/w photographs. Staplebound Wraps. Very Good.

The Holst Memorial Lectures honor a professor who was very interested in the application of physical sciences to technology. The lecture series is held every year since 1976, and features a different speaker and topic each year. This pamphlet gives the full transcript of the presentation given in 1980 on urban planning and design, and photos illustrate some of the author's points. Scarce; this is the first time we have been able to offer this title, by one of New England's most involved urban planners. (20282)   $15.00
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