Steven Schuyler Bookseller
Selected Titles for May 2019
Welcome to the May newsletter! This has been a busy spring, cataloging new purchases and sending out book orders. Our photos this month show the packaging for a book sent to us from India. We truly do search the globe for new titles to offer!
The bottom photo was taken in Cologne, Germany, where I attended my class reunion for my exchange year from Bainbridge Island High School. It was great to see classmates and follow up with long standing colleagues in the book business. The photo has the Cologne Cathedral in the background.
In this newsletter we have another fine selection of titles from the Old House Journal library, and some truly unusual titles in pattern books, architecture, and building materials.
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From the Old House Journal library
Construction Methods & Materials
Metal and Hardware
Brick and Stone
Paint and Color Theory
The Modern Carpenter and Joiner (complete in 3 volumes)
Newbold, Harry Bryant, FRIBA
[Building Trades]. Newbold, Harry Bryant, FRIBA. The Modern Carpenter and Joiner (complete in 3 volumes) With Special Sections on the Use of the Steel square by Harold Ryder. London: Caxton, ca 1930. First edition. Small quarto; pp. 200, 213, 209; well illustrated, with half tones, scale drawings, photographs, etc., indexed, with several appendices of a technical, buildings-trade nature. Cloth over Boards. Near Fine in Near Fine Dust Jackets; some light foxing in the text block.
While there are many books dealing with carpentry and joinery, this work is differentiated by the fact that it had been specially planned with a view to the demands made on craftsmen engaged in the erection and equipment of modern houses. A very thorough set, here is the very scarce dust jackets. Hard to find in this (or any) condition. (19462) $225.00
Steel Ceilings: Catalog D
Canton Steel Ceiling Co., New York, NY
[Metal]. Canton Steel Ceiling Co. Steel Ceilings: Catalog D. New York: Canton Steel Ceiling Co., n.d. (ca. 1915). First edition. Oblong folio, pp. 144. Richly illustrated with b/w photos. Part of page 71 has been cut away. Decorated Original Wraps with cloth spine. Very Good; portion of page 71 missing.
A beautiful catalog, with many detailed photographs of steel ceiling designs, and some photographs of building interiors showing off their installed steel ceilings. While we've had several copies of Catalog F before, this is our first encounter with Catalog D. Rare and in very nice condition. (19449) $175.00
Crittall Metal Windows: Catalogue No. 36
Crittall Manufacturing Co., Braintree, England
[Windows]. Crittall Manufacturing Co. Crittall Metal Windows: Catalogue No. 36. Braintree, England: Crittall Manufacturing Co., Ltd., January, 1925. First edition. Folio, pp 146. b/w photographs of installations and window type elevations and construction details throughout. With company presentation stamp and signature opposite title page. Decorated Paper over Boards. Very Good.
This catalog includes casement, composite, and other types of metal windows. Among the buildings shown are Jardine Matheson in Shanghai, storefronts in London, and buildings in Holland, and all over England. Also a selection of custom bronze doors are shown including several elaborate bank doors. Crittall Windows were used in the Parliament Building and the Tower of London and the Titanic. Their operations expanded to Africa, Asia, Australia, and the United States. They continue to create products in the U.S. and the UK where they have merged with other companies. (19447) $350.00
Hope's Metal Windows and Casements Catalog 1818-1926
Henry Hope & Sons, Ltd., Smethwick, Birmingham, UK
[Windows]. Henry Hope & Sons, Ltd. Hope's Metal Windows and Casements Catalog 1818-1926. Smethwick, Birmingham, UK: Henry Hope & Sons, Ltd., 1926. First edition. Folio (10 x 15"), pp. 151. Indexed, profusely illustrated with b/w photos and drawings, some pages in color. Boards. Very Good, no DJ as issued. Backstrip weak at hinges, corners bumped/rubbed, light water damage and tears to a few pages which do not affect the text or images.
A remarkably beautiful Hope's window catalog, the largest and most comprehensive we've seen. Gorgeous, large illustrations and installation diagrams include casements, hardware and fittings, leaded glass, gearing, and specialty windows. The final 65 pages are b/w photos of public buildings and residences in the UK, Europe, Asia, South America, Canada, and the US where Hope's windows were installed. A truly impressive catalog from a company known for its high quality marketing pieces. Quite scarce in the original edition. (19446) $225.00
Better Plastering and Better Acoustics
[Plastering]. Hitchcock, Lawrence. Better Plastering and Better Acoustics A Treatise on Interior Plastering for the use of Architects, Owners, Contractors. Pittsburgh, PA: Jackson-Remlinger Printing Company, 1915. First edition. Small quarto, pp. 36. Illustrated with b/w photographs. Cloth over Boards. Very Good.
The object of this book is to point out the factors which should be considered in plastering. The contents are compiled from the author's experience as well as that of many well known architects. Illustrated with b/w exterior photographs of buildings in Ohio, Boston, and Pennsylvania that were plastered throughout with hydrated lime plaster for scratch and brown coats. Very scarce! We've never had a copy of this book before, and this one is in very nice condition. (19445) $225.00
Neue Holz Malereien (New Wood Paintings)
[Paint]. Weiershausen, F. Neue Holz Malereien (New Wood Paintings). Hamburg: nd c. 1910. Fifth improved edition. Folio, pp. 2 plus 26 chromolithographic prints on thirteen plates and five monochrome lithographic plates from drawings; two advertising sheets; all loose in illustrated portfolio boards. A good complete set. Decorated Portfolio Boards. Good; wear to portfolio spine with one tie lacking; light soiling to some margins.
A set of chromolithographed prints showing examples of painted wood graining, with 5 plates of technique demonstration. Text in German. (19456) $285.00
Lot of Wooden Boat magazines, 1993-1994
Wilson, Jonathan (Editor)
[Nautical]. Wilson, Jonathan (Editor). Lot of Wooden Boat magazines, 1993-1994. Brooklin, ME: WoodenBoat Publications, 1993-1994. First edition. Quarto, 12 issues complete for the years 1993 and 1994 (Feb, Apr, Jun, Aug, Oct, Dec). Each issue approximately 150 pp, illustrated with b/w and color photographs. Glossy Pictorial Wraps. Very Good in Wraps.
A carefully stored collection of design, production, and renovation wisdom from WoodenBoat Publications. Full of practical information and techniques, lavishly illustrated. (19434) $40.00
|From the Old House Journal library
Sweet's Architectural Catalogue; Twentieth Annual Edition
(complete in one volume)
Sweet's Catalog Service, New York, NY
[Building Materials]. Sweet's Catalog Service. Sweet's Architectural Catalogue; Twentieth Annual Edition (complete in one volume) A Completely Indexed Catalogue Filing System of Building Materials, Supplies and Equipment. New York: Sweet's Catalog Service, 1925-25. Twentieth Edition. Octavo, pp. 2855, illustrated. The last year of the single volume edition. Original Green Cloth. Very Good; binding in exceptionally good condition for this title.
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. From the library of "Old House Journal." One can only imagine how frequently the visuals stored herein were utilized in magazine articles. Very scarce! (18188) $475.00
[Architecture]. Holly, Henry Hudson. Holly's Country Seats containing lithographic designs for cottages, villas, mansions, etc., with accompanying outbuildings; also country churches, city buildings, railway stations, etc., etc. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1863. First edition. Octavo, pp. 171. Illustrated with b/w engravings. Housed in a custom box due to fragile condition. The engraving for house plan #2 is present, but its floor plan has been cut out of the book. Leather spine; custom box. Fair; covers missing and text block adhered to the spine with duct tape.
American architect Henry Hudson Holly documented the stylistic development of domestic American architecture in the 1860s, when the Victorian Italianate style was at its peak. 34 structures are illustrated with house plans. In the preface, the author states that the publication was delayed by two years because of the War Between the States. Very rare; we've never had a copy of the first edition before. From the Old House Journal library. (19448) $50.00
Victorian Exterior Decoration:
How to Paint Your Nineteenth-Century American House Historically
Moss, Roger W. and Gail Caskey Winkler
[Paint]. Moss, Roger W. and Gail Caskey Winkler. Victorian Exterior Decoration: How to Paint Your Nineteenth-Century American House Historically. New York: Henry Holt & Co, 1987. First edition. Quarto, pp. 117, indexed, glossary, notes, appendix, richly illustrated in b/w & color. Boards. Near Fine in Near Fine Dust Jacket.
Includes an extraordinary chart that provides color combinations based on paints available today; select the main color, and the chart indicates all the appropriate trims. An important appendix covers paint failure and surface preparation. A significant and uncommon title by two noted experts. From the Old House Journal library. (19444) $25.00
Victorian Interior Decoration: American Interiors, 1830-1900
Winkler, Gail Caskey and Roger W. Moss
[Furniture]. Winkler, Gail Caskey and Roger W. Moss. Victorian Interior Decoration: American Interiors, 1830-1900 How the Victorians decorated walls, ceilings, woodwork, floors, and windows - complete with original color schemes. New York: Henry Holt & Co, 1986. Fourth printing. Quarto, pp. x, 257, indexed, glossary, bibliography, illustrated with b/w and color photographs. Original Red Cloth. Near Fine in Fine DJ.
This authoritative look at the way American Victorian houses were decorated during the 19th century will show you how your Victorian house got the way it is, as well as how you can make it look the way it once did. This book draws upon the same sources that the original homeowners used: the 19th century critics and architects who created the design standards of the Victorian era. All the essential elements of interior design are covered: floors and floor coverings, ceilings, woodwork, window treatments and draperies, paints, walls, and wallpapers. From the Old House Journal library. (19443) $25.00
Santa Cruz Renovation Manual: A Homeowner's Handbook
Charles Hall Page & Associates, San Francisco, CA
Restoration]. Charles Hall Page & Associates. Santa Cruz Renovation Manual: A Homeowner's Handbook. San Francisco, CA: Charles Hall Page & Associates, 1976. First edition. Oblong small quarto, pp 106. Illustrated with b/w drawings and photographs. Glossary, bibliography. Ink number on front cover. Original Wraps. Very good.
This manual was provided to help the Santa Cruz homeowner plan for the satisfactory rehabilitation of an older home. Specifically, this guide is concerned with architectural principles of altering a house so that it better serves the needs of modern day living and yet retains the unique charm of the building's original character. The guide also offers a wide sampling of information, suggestions, and resources that can be useful in rehabilitation work. It is intended as a preservation primer; it is not just a "how to" but a "why to" pamphlet for those who want to do it well. From the Old House Journal library. (19433) $75.00
Your Home and its Decoration
[Interiors]. Sherwin-Williams Company. Your Home and its Decoration A Series of Practical Suggestions for the Painting, Decorating, and Furnishing of the Home. New York: Sherwin-Williams Company, 1910. First edition. Small quarto, pp. 204, illustrated with b/w photographs and color plates. Decorated Boards. Good; with
custom box to protect damaged spine.
Interior decoration (doors, walls, ceilings, fabrics, rugs, woodwork) for colonial, English, bungalow, shore, mountain, and summer dwellings. Well illustrated, with specific product recommendations to get the effects illustrated in each plate. From the Old House Journal library. (19442) $60.00
Gardner, E. C.
[Interiors]. Gardner, E. C. Home Interiors. Boston, MA: James R. Osgood and Company, 1878. First edition. 12mo. pp xi, 268, illustrated with.b/w drawings. Signed by a previous owner on the front end paper in 1879. Decorated Boards. Good; back hinge nearly detached; some light water stains in text block.
All the fine arts in the finishing and decorating a house are covered: paper-hangings, walls, floors, blinds, wall-painting, doors, screens, window seats, casings, caps, stairways, tiles, fireplaces, windows, and more. From the Old House Journal library. (19432) $55.00
Practical Estimating for Painters and Decorators
Crannell, William P.
[Paint]. Crannell, William P. Practical Estimating for Painters and Decorators A Complete Text-Book, Covering All the Processes and Elements of an Estimate for Painting and Decorating. In Two Parts / Part I: Arithmetic Processes. Part II: Complete Jobs of Estimating. Chicago, IL: Frederick J. Drake & Co., 1942. Original edition. 12 mo. pp 166, indexed, illustrated with b/w drawings and photographs. Cloth over boards. Very Good.
The problems in this book are the results attained after several years of class work with the painting and decorating apprentices at the Washburne Apprentice School, Chicago. The problems are arranged in order of difficulty, beginning with simple floor areas, followed by areas of walls, ceilings, baseboard, openings, etc., until all the problems met with in figuring the costs of painting and decorating are covered. From the Old House Journal library. (19431) $45.00
Painting and Paper Hanging for the Home Owner
Moore, Charles B.
[Paint]. Moore, Charles B. Painting and Paper Hanging for the Home Owner. Garden City, NY: Garden City Publishing Co., Inc., 1949. First edition. Octavo, pp. 188, indexed, illustrated with b/w drawings. Cloth over Boards. Very good; stains on cover; edgewear to backstrip.
The purpose of this book is to tell you how to do almost any kind of paint, varnish, and papering job around the home in the easiest, quickest, and most economical way, so that you will be proud of your home and proud of the work you have done. From the Old House Journal library. (19461) $20.00
Everybody's Paint Book
Gardner, F. B.
[Paint]. Gardner, F. B. Everybody's Paint Book A Complete Guide to the Art of Outdoor and Indoor Painting, designed for the special use of those who wish to do their own work, and consisting of practical lessons in plain painting, varnishing, polishing, staining, paper-hanging, kalsomining, etc., as well as directions for renovating furniture, and hints on artistic work for home decoration, together with a full description of the tools and materials used. Precise directions are given for mixing paints for all purposes. New York: M. T. Richardson, 1906. Revised. 12 mo. pp iv, 183. illustrated with black-and-white plates. Glossary, index, publisher's ads. Publisher's pictorial cloth. Very Good.
A very good treatment on the subject for the tradesman. Amazingly practical, with hundreds of tricks of the trade. From the Old House Journal library. (19430) $45.00
A Constructed View:
The Architectural Photograph of Julius Shulman
[Photography]. Rosa, Joseph. A Constructed View: The Architectural Photograph of Julius Shulman. New York: Rizzoli International Publications, 1999. First paperback edition. Quarto, pp 224. Illustrated with b/w photographs. Indexed. Color pictorial wraps, b/w. Very good.
Julius Shulman, one of the great masters of modern architectural photography, is the preeminent recorder of early California modernism. Shulman documented the famous Cast Study House Program, and architecture of the 1930s through the 1980s, especially that of Southern California, but also country- and worldwide. Through his work, Shulman defined the image of Los Angeles and framed the architecture of the time for a global audience. In addition to an overview of Shulman's career, this book emphasizes Shulman's method of constructing photographic views to compose striking photographs that transcend reality and capture the spirit, time and place of a work of architecture. From the Old House Journal library. (19429) $35.00
Theodor Fischer Atlas
Sophie Wolfrum (editor)
[German]. Sophie Wolfrum (editor). Theodor Fischer Atlas Urban Planning in Munich. Munich: Franz Schiermeier, 2012. Later printing. Small quarto, pp. 352, with 200 construction line planning by Theodor Fischer; 66 photographs on characteristic urban development situations; 12 photographs of buildings by Theodor Fischer; plus CD with plan synopsis of the construction planning based on a current black plan. Text in German. Decorated boards. Very good.
In his short time as head of the city expansion office in Munich, the architect Theodor Fischer laid a fundamental basis for the further urban development of the city of Munich between 1893 and 1901 in planning and design terms. In more than 400 plans, Fischer defined streets and public spaces that still characterize many parts of the city today. This book aims to catalog the plans and their extent in the city area of the past and present, and document them by means of new photographs in their current context. (19468) $40.00
Log Camps & Cabins
Bruette, William A.
[Building as Envelope]. Bruette, William A. Log Camps & Cabins How to Build and Furnish Them by Practical Campers and Woodsmen. New York: Nessmuk Library, 1934. First edition. Oblong small octavo, pp 96. Profusely illustrated with architectural sketches, floor plans and sketches of camping life. Original Cloth on Boards, orange. Good, from the Aetna Life Companies Library.
This volume depicts designs, plans, and elevations, for a variety of cabins and cottages. Also included are designs for fireplaces, chimneys, rustic furniture, stairways, and more. Architects include Robert Gardner and William Wicks, and outdoorsmen Charles Meakins, Kenneth Lee, and H. H. LeDew. A delightful and very scarce volume, beautifully illustrated. (18592) $55.00
At Home With Tomorrow
[Architecture]. Koch, Carl. At Home With Tomorrow. New York: Rinehart & Company, Inc., 1958. First edition. Oblong quarto, pp. 208, illustrated in b/w with photos & drawings, decorated endpapers. Original Cloth. Very good with DJ.
A top flight American architect, Carl Koch, in his "biography in art," describes his personal quest for the "good, the beautiful, and the inexpensive" in housing. This book defines what people want and need in a home, and how a beautiful home can be combined with practical requirements. Koch discusses his own career as a progressive architect, from his early experiments in modern housing (the Lustron house, the Acorn, the Tech-built house) to his more recent work He points out that the best housing of the future will use all the facilities of mass production without sacrificing beauty. This is the first time we've been able to offer a copy of this title in dust jacket. (19439) $100.00
Lot of La Construction Moderne magazines
Le Chevallier, M. Paul
[Architectural History]. Le Chevallier, M. Paul. Lot of La Construction Moderne magazines. Paris: Librairie de la Construction Moderne, 1927-1931. Original printing. Quarto, each issue about 50 pages. Includes bound edition of 1928-1929 issues, plus 35 single issues between 1927 and 1931. Several magazines have detached covers, and most have flaking edges and typical magazine wear at the spine. Bound edition very good to fine. Staplebound Wraps. Good.
This weekly magazine was an important source of professional information. Between the two wars, the magazine published the competitions of the School of Fine Arts, tells the life of architectural companies, and devotes regular sections to reconstruction and local advertising. An interesting snapshot of French architectural practices in the 1930s. (18922) $275.00
Beaux-Arts New York
Lowe, David Garrard (Director of the Gallery)
[Architectural History]. Lowe, David Garrard (Director of the Gallery). Beaux-Arts New York An Exhibition at The Gallery of the New York School of Interior Design 155 East 56 Street, New York City March 17, 1993- May 13, 1993. New York: New York School of Interior Design, 1993. First edition. Quarto, pp. 16, lavishly illustrated with b/w photographs. Original Wraps. Near Fine in Wraps.
Beaux-Arts buildings in New York City include the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Custom House, the Brooklyn Museum, the Public Library, and Grand Central Terminal. The special power and charm of the Beaux-Arts sprang from its willingness to experiment with the most modern of materials and devices - steel and glass, elevators and rivets - and to combine these things with the distillation of a style stretching back to Paris, Rome and Athens. This melding of the high tradition of classical beauty - and even that of the Gothic - with modernity of construction was the genius of the Ecole des Beaux-Arts. The illustrations in this catalog are a selection from the 103 items in the 1993 exhibition. (19464) $35.00
Above the Clouds and Old New York
Bruce, H. Addington
[New York]. Bruce, H. Addington. Above the Clouds and Old New York A Historical Sketch of the Site and a Description of the Many Wonders of the Woolworth Building. New York: Hugh McAtamney, 1913. First edition. Small quarto, pp. 29, illustrated with b/w and color drawings. Decorated Wraps, beige w/gilt design & lettering. Very good.
A beautifully illustrated volume published for distribution among the visitors to Woolworth Tower in New York City. The text discusses the history of New York City from its Dutch roots in the 1600s, and illustrated with photographs of the Woolworth building. One photograph is modified to show the location of some of the 26 Otis elevators in the building. Scarce! We've never seen a copy of this before. (19450) $50.00
The Cathedral of Commerce - Woolworth Building, New York
Edwin A. Cochran; S. Parkes Cadman (Foreword)
[New York]. Edwin A. Cochran; S. Parkes Cadman (Foreword). The Cathedral of Commerce - Woolworth Building, New York - The Highest Building In The World. New York: Broadway Park Place Co., 1918. Revised edition. Quarto, pp. 30, color illustrations & b/w photographs throughout. Decorated Wraps, beige w/gilt design & lettering. Very Good, Pages in Near Fine Condition, closed tear on cover repaired with cellophane tape.
A beautifully illustrated volume describing the opening of the Woolworth Building by then President Wilson, depicting its facade, its place on the New York skyline at the time, its appearance when illuminated at night, and also describing its various engineering and safety features. There are also historic photographs of the grand arcade, boiler room, and Mr. Woolworth's private office. (19452) $40.00
The Metropolitan Museum of Art: An Architectural History
Heckscher, Morrison H.
[Architectural History]. Heckscher, Morrison H. The Metropolitan Museum of Art: An Architectural History. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1995. First edition. Quarto, pp. 80, illustrated with b/w and color photographs. Original Wraps. Near Fine in Wraps.
Issued by the museum on its 125th anniversary, the curator of American Decorative Arts details the architectural history of many structures that make up the Metropolitan, tracing the roles played by museum trustees and directors, by architects, and by public officials. The development of the Metropolitan is a story of constant growth and change, a story accurately mirrored in its building. This text helps us gain new awareness of its complicated and fascinating history. (19441) $22.00
The Architecture of Georgia
Nichols, Frederick D.
This is the first complete survey of Georgia architecture between the Revolution and the Civil War, and presents the best of 14,000 miles of travel throughout Georgia, nearly 500 new photographs and rare historic views of 250 of Georgia's most important and beautiful buildings. Laid in is a 1978 letter by Mills Lane of Beehive Press to his friend Charlie, to whom he was giving the book. The letter is quite moving; here's a quote from it: "We're trying to do a good thing for Georgia, documenting this state's social and cultural history. We're having a terribly hard time trying to sell our books. I think we live in a dark age. There may be more education and more cultural activity, but the level of achievement seems to get lower and lower always. I have become something of a cultural Tory." A unique glimpse into the struggles of authors and publishers to reach their audience. (19436) $75.00
Historic Albany Foundation, Albany, NY
[New York]. Historic Albany Foundation. Albany Architects The Present Looks at the Past. Albany: Historic Albany Foundation, 1978. First edition. Quarto, pp. 26, illustrated w/ b/w drawings and photographs. Staplebound Wraps. Very Good.
In the late 1970s, there were efforts to rebuild Albany, efforts which in retrospect were proved to be devastating. Many landmark buildings were demolished. These essays were a first step in providing a better understanding of the visible city which architects created over the course of 150 years, in hopes that new attitudes would be nurtured: renewal that renews existing structures rather than destroying them, saving the familiar while accommodating new needs. A dozen architects are profiled, with photographs or prints of their works. (19440) $50.00
Century of Baltimore Architecture
Hunter, Wilbur H. Jr. and Elam, Charles H.
[Architectural History]. Hunter, Wilbur H. Jr. and Elam, Charles H. Century of Baltimore Architecture An illustrated guide to buildings designed by the members of the Baltimore chapter, A.I.A. including an index to "Baltimore Architecture" Baltimore: Peale Museum, 1957. First edition. Quarto, pp. 48. Indexed, illustrated with b/w photographs. Baltimore downtown walking tour itinerary laid in. Staplebound Wraps. Good; cover nearly detached.
In 1857, a group of the most distinguished architects in the nation founded the American Institute of Architects. This book honors the centennial of the founding by examining the work of Baltimore members of the association. Some buildings are illustrated by plan drawings and vintage photographs, while others were photographed for the book in the 1950s. Quite a useful reference book for those who are interested in the history of Baltimore's architecture. (19435) $60.00
Dream of the Factory-Made House:
Walter Gropius and Konrad Wachsmann
[Kit homes]. Herbert, Gilbert. Dream of the Factory-Made House: Walter Gropius and Konrad Wachsmann. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1984. First edition. Small quarto, pp. xiii, 407, indexed, illustrated with b/w drawings and photographs. Review copy. Hardcover. Very good in very good DJ.
This is the story of what came to be known as the "packaged house," one of the few architect-inspired attempts to manufacture and market a prefabricated home. The plan began in the 1940s as a major collaborative effort between Walter Gropius, then at the height of his fame, and Konrad Wachsmann, a rising star - both in exile from their native Germany. For both men, this was the culmination of many years of experience in the field of industrialized housing and an unparalleled opportunity to make their long-cherished dream of a factory-made house a reality. How did this venture, which seemed to have everything going for it, turn out to be such a dismal failure? The answers to that question make this one of the most fascinating studies in the annals of modern architecture. (17060) $45.00
Useful Garages (25 designs)
National Plan Service, Inc., Chicago, IL
[Pattern Book]. National Plan Service. Useful Garages (25 designs). Chicago, IL: National Plan Service, Inc., 1956. First edition. Quarto, pp 16. Sepia toned plans, exterior perspectives, and sketches illustrating garage interiors. Center page detached but present. Some light foxing. Color Pictorial Wraps, red/yellow. Very Good.
An idea-filled plan book of one and two-car garages, with and without porches, greenhouses, car-ports, and ornaments. An uncommon (and fun!) look back at the fifties lifestyles and designs. (18497) $45.00
Home Style Trends
National Plan Service, Inc., Chicago, IL
[Pattern Book]. National Plan Service, Inc. Home Style Trends. Chicago, IL: National Plan Service, Inc., 1953. First edition. Quarto, pp 32. Color perspective renderings, two toned floor plans, and renderings on each page. Also interior renderings of individual rooms. Color Pictorial Wraps. Very Good+.
An attractive plan book depicting post WWII ranch style, Colonials, split-level, and other contemporary suburban homes. Design features include open living/dining areas, 2 car garages, and other ways to plan for family growth. (18349) $35.00
Bennett Homes - Catalog No. 18
Ray H. Bennett Lumber Co. Inc., North Tonawanda, NY
[Pattern Book]. Ray H. Bennett Lumber Co. Inc. Bennett Homes - Catalog No. 18 Better-Built, Ready-Cut. North Tonawanda, NY: Ray H. Bennett Lumber Company, 1920. First edition. Quarto (9 x 12). pp 72. Numerous floor plans and photographs in b/w. Laid in: price list and introductory letter. Decorated Stock Wraps, brown/green. Very Good.
Collection of house designs with specific descriptions, plans, and photographs. Beautiful example of building trade catalog from early 20th century. Scarce title and one of the earliest and nicest we've had. (9312) $110.00
Houses for the Working Classes in Urban Districts
Cranfield, Sydney White and Potter, Henry Ingle
[Pattern Book]. Cranfield, Sydney White and Potter, Henry Ingle. Houses for the Working Classes in Urban Districts comprising 30 typical and improved plans arranged in groups, with elevations for each, and block plans, &c. also introductory and descriptive text, general notes on planning, tables giving sizes of rooms, cubic contents, cost, &c. with an appendix giving extracts from the local government model, and London county council byelaws. London: B. T. Batsford, 1900. First edition. Folio, pp. 33 plus 21 full page b/w plates of home exteriors and floor plans. Bookplate for a previous owner on front endpaper. Publisher's advertisement and receipt for the book laid in. Decorated Wraps. Good; first ten pages are detached.
Building homes for the working class, at rents that they could afford despite the rise in construction costs, was a challenge for large cities at the turn of the 20th century. The urban districts were crowded and affordable housing was scarce. In this book, the idea of building cottages that would house one or two families in suburban districts was considered more favorable than building more tenement housing in the central district of large towns, and it was assumed that travel options for the working class to get to their workplaces would improve because of increased demand. This book presents plans for thirty cottages intended for working class homes in suburban areas. (19455) $150.00
Gordon-Van Tine Co., Davenport, IA
[Pattern Book]. Gordon-Van Tine Co. Farm Buildings. Davenport, IA: Gordon-Van Tine Co., 1921. First edition. Quarto, pp. 72, illustrated with b/w drawings. Original Color Pictorial Wraps. Very Good; 3" detachment at the spine.
A beautiful and scarce edition of this farm building catalog from Gordon-Van Tine, gorgeously illustrated. Includes line drawings and photos of barns, corn cribs, hog houses, tractor shed, implement shed, poultry house, hay shed and more. Includes exterior features and interior structures such as box stalls, feed racks, calf pens, cupolas, paving blocks, and steel barn equipment such as stall equipment and feed carriers. Scarce! This is our first time offering a copy for sale. (19451) $80.00
Honor Bilt Modern Homes
Sears, Roebuck & Co.
[Pattern Book]. Sears, Roebuck & Co. Honor Bilt Modern Homes. Chicago: Sears, Roebuck & Co., 1929. First edition. Quarto, pp. 134. Thoroughly illustrated with b/w photos. Cover and first two pages missing. Staplebound Wraps. Fair; cover and first two pages missing; the first few pages on the top and bottom of the remaining text block are battered and repaired with cellophane tape.
A wonderful pattern book from the days when Sears sold affordable kit houses. From a great period in U.S. home building, showing a variety of popular home styles and floor plans. Its well-worn condition is proof of how many people loved these pattern books, thumbed through them many times, and dreamed of owning a Sears home. (19463) $75.00
Catalog of Houses 1926
Sears, Roebuck & Co.
[Pattern Book]. Sears, Roebuck & Co. Catalog of Houses 1926 An Unabridged Reprint. Mineola, NY: Dover Publications, 1991. Reissue. Quarto, pp. 146, illustrated with b/w perspective drawings and floor plans. Decorated Wraps. Very good.
A joint publication between the Philadelphia Athenaeum and Dover, this classic pattern book is reissued to bring popular Sears kit homes to a new generation. Over 300 photographs and illustrations, with full descriptions, offer views of 86 different houses and cottages of widely varying sizes and designs. Also shown are several room interiors for each of 14 homes, along with photographs and plans for nine garages and a hunter's cabin. In addition to visual documentation, the catalog provides extensive, detailed construction information, ranging from the grade of exterior siding to the type of wood used for flooring, windows and trim. An invaluable primary source of illustrated information for anyone engaged in the study, authentication or restoration of antique homes or furnishings, this period catalog will also be of special value to architectural and social historians, Americana enthusiasts and general readers. (19469) $25.00
|Construction Materials & Methods
Ramsay's Architectural and Engineering Catalogue
Ware, F. Wentworth, Editor
[Building]. Ware, F. Wentworth, Editor. Ramsay's Architectural and Engineering Catalogue. Melbourne: Ramsay-Ware, 1954. First edition. Large Octavo, pp. approx. 1100, richly illustrated w/ b/w drawings and photographs from a variety of manufacturers. Pictorial Boards. Good+, some tearing to hinges, ink on cover, and moderate soiling.
Very scarce Australian counterpart to Sweet's Catalogues, offering a panoramic variety of industry items. Too many sections to list here, but a sampling includes: acoustics, boilers, brick and block construction, doors, electrical, fencing, glass, hardware, HVAC, joinery, marble, partitions, plastering, roofing, siding, terra cotta, windows. (7254) $225.00
White Pine Standard Grading Rules
Lindsay, George F.
[Architecture]. Lindsay, George F. White Pine Standard Grading Rules Classified Recommended Uses for White Pine in House Construction and White Pine Standard Grading Rules of the Northern Pine Manufacturers' Association, Western Pine Manufacturers' Association and the White Pine Association of the Tonawandas Including Illustrations, Descriptions of Grades, General Grade Distinctions, Stock Sizes, Recommended Uses, and Approximate Differences in Cost Between Grades; Compiled for Architects' Use in Specifying White Pine Lumber. St. Paul, MN: White Pine Bureau, 1917. First edition. Oblong quarto, pp. 197, indexed, illustrated with b/w photographs. Cloth over Boards. Very good; both covers cracked but intact.
This book furnishes architects with authoritative information to enable them to easily and correctly determine and as a result properly specify the various grades of white pine lumber desired for use in house construction. While white pine was frequently regraded in the different markets to conform to various local grading rules before being sold to the ultimate consumer, it was always purchased by retail lumber dealers from the manufacturers under one of three sets of white pine grading rules, and those three sets are covered in this manual. Scarce! We've never had a copy of this title before. (19454) $45.00
Kawneer - The Light Sealair Aluminum or Bronze
The Kawneer Company, Niles, MI
[Windows]. The Kawneer Company. Kawneer - The Light Sealair Aluminum or Bronze Double-Hung Window. Niles, MI: Kawneer Co., nd ca 1940's. Original edition. Quarto, pp 7. b/w drawings and photographs on each page. Order form laid-in. Decorated Wraps, blue. Good, w/split spine.
A very scarce mid-century trade publication depicting modern design applications of metal windows in homes. (18400) $35.00
The Window Women Want
Andrew Hoffman Manufacturing Company, Chicago, IL
[Windows]. Andrew Hoffman Manufacturing Company. The Window Women Want. Chicago, IL: Andrew Hoffman Mfg. Co., nd ca 1920's. First edition. Small octavo, pp 16. Illustrated on each page with b/w photographs, window details and line drawings of residential interiors. Original Decorated Wraps, b/w. Good+, w/small tear in front cover.
An attractive and scarce trade pamphlet depicting the advantages of Hoffman Casement Windows - easy cleaning, weather tight fittings, interior screens, and increased light and ventilation. Delightful sketches show the window treatments, casement types, and coordinated furnishings; while photographs show various applications at institutions, and residences. (18589) $45.00
Modern Timber Design
Hansen, Howard J.
[Wood]. Hansen, Howard J. Modern Timber Design. New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1953. Second edition, fourth printing. Octavo, pp. viii, 312, indexed, illustrated with b/w drawings. Architect's stamp on front endpaper. Cloth over Boards. Very good.
Part of the material in this volume was used by the author for a course in modern timber design given as one of the engineering, science, and management defense training courses at Tulane University. Since then, the original material has been revised, new subjects have been covered, and many illustrative problems have been added. The present volume was used in a comprehensive course in timber design given to first-semester seniors at the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas. The book is intended not only as a textbook but also as a guide and reference for practicing engineers. (19457) $30.00
Plastering Plain & Decorative
[Plastering]. Millar, William. Plastering Plain & Decorative A Practical Treatise on the Art and Craft, Including Full Descriptions of Materials, Processes and Appliances, and an Account of Historical Plastering. New York: Dodd, Mead, and Company, 1929. Fourth Edition, revised and enlarged. Small quarto, pp. xiii, 351, 125 full page plates and 278 illustrations in the text. With introductory chapter by G. T. Robinson. Appendices (standard plastering specifications), indexed. The pages that contain plates 12 and 13, and plates 102 and 103, have been detached and damaged, and are folded (plates 12/13) or cellophane taped (plates 102/103) and laid in. Cloth over Boards. Good; binding loosening; remnants of homemade dust jacket taped down to front cover; only trace remnants of the homemade dust jacket taped down to rear cover remain.
After all these years, still the industry standard and unsurpassed. Of increasing scarcity, in any condition and edition; even the 20th century reprint is hard to find. Any professional plasterer will confirm that it is the indispensable reference for the tradesman. The most ambitious treatment of the subject, both historically and technically, beautifully illustrated and referenced. (19459) $190.00
Manual of Lathing and Plastering
Diehl, John R.
[Plastering]. Diehl, John R. Manual of Lathing and Plastering. New York: MAC Publishers Association, 1965. Gypsum Association Edition. Square small quarto, pp. 366, glossary, index, illustrated with b/w drawings and photographs. Stamped by a previous owner on front endpaper. Cloth over Boards. Very Good, with handmade brown paper dust jacket.
A relatively early treatment on the subject, in light of the changes in the building trades at that time. Written with the professional tradesman in mind. (19460) $40.00
The Corrosion and Oxidation of Metals
Evans, Ulick R.
[Metal]. Evans, Ulick R. The Corrosion and Oxidation of Metals Scientific Principles and Practical Applications. London: Edward Arnold Publishers, Ltd., 1971. Later printing. Small quarto, pp. 1094, indexed, illustrated with b/w drawings. Cloth over Boards. Very good in very good dust jacket.
This volume is many books rolled into a comprehensive encyclopedia of the principles and mechanisms of every aspect of corrosion, along with the results of research work; opinions and interpretations on the conclusions of numerous papers; explanations of the chemical and statistical considerations of the subject. There is no doubt that Dr. Evans has produced a masterpiece, outstanding in its importance to all marine engineers and metallurgists who meet corrosion in its many forms and have the responsibility for the assessment of its effects. (19467) $55.00
Anderson & Homer, Walsall, England
[Hardware]. Anderson & Homer. Builders' Ironmongery Manufactured by Anderson & Homer Malleable Ironfounders. Walsall, UK: Anderson & Homer, n.d. (ca. 1910). First edition. Octavo, pp. 88. Indexed, illustrated with b/w engravings. Notes on price changes and other details added in ink, note on price changes in ink at top of title page, "For the Downstairs Office" in ink at top of front board. One image cut out and replaced with another image on an inserted hinge of paper. Stiff Staplebound Wraps with Cloth Spine. Good, no DJ as issued; Spine taped, initial and rear pages chipped/torn and taped at hinge, staples rusted, interiors Very Good except for price changes in ink.
An interesting builders' ironwork and hardware catalog from the early 20th century. Items include casement stays, fasteners, and other window hardware, door handles, hinges, latches, and more. A very nice piece that obviously saw heavy use but is still in reasonably good condition. (15697) $75.00
Pocket Companion for Engineers Architects and Builders
Carnegie Steel Co., Pittsburgh, PA
[Metal]. Carnegie Steel Co. Pocket Companion for Engineers Architects and Builders Containing Useful Information and Tables Appertaining to the Use of Steel. Pittsburgh, PA: 1923. Later edition. 12mo, pp 372. b/w cross-sections of structural steel members, throughout. Leatherette, black w/gilt lettering and gilt edged pages. Very good.
An early version of what is known today as a structural steel manual or blue book. Extensive tables showing dimensions, allowable loads and other pertinent data for all of Carnegie's beams, girders, angles, columns, wire reinforcement, etc. This is an invaluable resource for builders doing historic preservation calculating the capacities of existing structures. An uncommon volume in nice condition! (16678) $30.00
Architectural Sheet Metal Manual
Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors National Association, Inc. (SMACNA)
[Metal]. Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors National Association, Inc. (SMACNA). Architectural Sheet Metal Manual. Vienna, VA: Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors National Association, Inc., 1979. Third edition, third printing. Quarto, pp. viii, 285, indexed, illustrated with b/w drawings. Architectural firm's rubber stamped name and address on some pages. SMACNA bookstore flyer from 1991-1992 and staplebound wrap "Architectural Sheet Metal Specifications" (quarto, pp. 38) laid in. Spiralbound wraps. Very good.
This manual was prepared to provide architects and specifiers with a reliable reference for the proper design and installation of architectural sheet metal. This third edition contains many changes in fastening methods, support methods, and metal forming style. Several alternative methods of design and installation are displayed for many items in the manual, to give the architect choice in the application and to reflect area practices and varying climatic conditions throughout the country. A valuable resource. (19453) $150.00
The Modern Bricklayer Bonding Examples
Brick Scales in Canvas Carrying Case
Hydraulic-Press Brick Company, St. Louis, MO
[Brick]. Hydraulic-Press Brick Company. Brick Scales in Canvas Carrying Case. St. Louis, MO: Hydraulic-Press Brick Company, 1914. Original edition. Canvas carrying case 20" x 2.5" x 0.5" containing 17 cardstock rulers. The fronts are printed with a scale title and the rule lines, and the backs are stamped with the name Edward A. Nitsche. Nitsche's name is also inked on the case flap, which seals with a snap. Cloth over Boards. Very Good; some staining and edgewear.
This measuring and layout tool was used to properly space bricks; the many different scales made it possible for use in normal, oversize, and modular spacing. A handsome relic from 100 years ago. (19470) $50.00
Genuine Economy in Home Building
Hydraulic-Press Brick Company, St. Louis, MO
[Brick]. Hydraulic-Press Brick Company. Genuine Economy in Home Building. St. Louis, MO: Hydraulic-Press Brick Company, 1913. First edition. Small quarto. pp 62, illustrated with b/w and color photographs. Decorated Cardboard Covers. Very good.
This booklet was prepared in the hope of increasing appreciation for brick in American home building, and spreading the realization that brick is the most economical home-building material. The beautiful illustrations make this advertising booklet quite compelling! (19465) $40.00
[Masonry]. Frost, William. The Modern Bricklayer Bonding Examples. London: The Caxton Publishing Co. Ltd, nd, post-1937. Original edition. Small quarto, pp. 30, indexed, illustrated with b/w drawings. Staplebound Wraps. Very Good.
A thorough list of over 300 modern bricklayer bonding examples, such as English, Flemish, Dutch, Monk, Quetta, and many more, with clear illustrations of each. Scarce! This is a title we haven't offered before. A great reference work for any bricklayer. (19458) $85.00
Stone Magazine, March 1935
Lent, Frank A. (President)
[Stone]. Lent, Frank A. (President). Stone Magazine, March 1935 Vol. LVI Number 3. New York, NY: Frank A. Lent, March 1935. Original edition. Quarto, pp. 39, illustrated with b/w drawings and photographs. Beautifully illustrated period advertisements. Paperback journal. Very good; cover detached.
This magazine, devoted to the architectural uses of stone, is always interesting reading. Two feature articles in this issue include "Domestic Marbles in Terrazzo Construction" and "The Language of the Natural Stone Industry: A Dictionary of Names and Terms." (19437) $70.00
Harrison Supply Company Inc., Boston, MA
[Stone]. Harrison Supply Company Inc. Catalog #5. Boston, MA: Harrison Supply Company Inc., 1924. Original edition. Quarto, pp 115 plus price list, illustrated with b/w drawings and photographs. Embossed decorated boards. Very good.
Harrison Supply Company in Boston was once the largest company in the US handling granite and marble polishing supplies. This catalogue featured tools and machinery used by stoneworkers: grindstones, sharpeners' tools, polishing machines, pumice brick, hose pliers, mallets and more. An attractive 1920s catalog in very nice condition. (19438) $120.00
Sherwin-Williams Enameloid - Quick-drying Enamel
Sherwin-Williams, Cleveland, OH
[Paint]. Sherwin-Williams. Sherwin-Williams Enameloid - Quick-drying Enamel for walls, woodwork, furniture. Cleveland, OH: Sherwin-Williams Co., nd ca 1940. Original edition. Small octavo, folds out to 15" x 15". 36 color paint chips b/w photographs of interior rooms. Decorated Wraps, red. Very Good, Paint Chips, Near Fine.
A complete set of brightly colored enamel paint chips with mid-century hues such as "Sunny Yellow" - "Lettuce Green" - "Chinese Red" and "Colonial Buff." (18394) $50.00
Bay State Piazza Chair Enamel
Wadsworth, Howland & Co., Boston, MA
[Paint]. Wadsworth, Howland & Co. Bay State Piazza Chair Enamel. Boston, MA: Wadsworth, Howland & Co., nd c. 1910. Original edition. 7.25" x 6.25" folding pamphlet, with four sample paint chips. Pamphlet. Very Good, colors bright.
A very scarce advertising pamphlet from this Boston area paint and varnish company. The color samples are bright and in nice condition. (19466) $25.00