Selected Titles for May 2021
New England's weather never changes ... it's constantly in flux! We're in the midst of a long drought, but we had as much as 2" of rain in a day last week! This picture of the Ipswich River aquifer would've shown a mud flat if I'd taken it just a few weeks ago, but this week, it's four feet deep with turtles sunning themselves on the logs, and a river otter working the shoreline.

One of our customers is downsizing, and the second picture shows some of the volumes he is offering for free for your reference library. If interested, please respond to us by May 24. In the case of multiple requests, the donor will make the selection. Items must be picked up in Newton MA by June 15.
The titles he has to offer are (and you can offer to take all or some of them):

  • Building Product Manufacturer Catalogs - 300 volumes - 1995-2005, many with color and product samples.
  • Bound Architectural Magazines - 160 volumes professionally bound (gorgeous!)
  • AIA Journal - 1958-83
  • Architecture - 1983-90
  • Architectural Record - 1958-91
  • Architectural Forum - 1958-73
  • Progressive Architecture - 1954-91
In our last newsletter, we offered for sale two 19th century trade cards, pictured here. Unfortunately, we believe they got caught up in someone else's order, and they are no longer here in the shop. We have a buyer for them if we can find them. Please, if you bought from us last month, check your order for a postcard-sized hitchhiker in a plastic sleeve. It might be inside a book or pamphlet. Thanks so much for checking.

We think we have found some more interesting inventory for your viewing pleasure. Two new arrivals warrant additional discussion: our friend and customer Jim Turner has made a valuable reprint from a title he bought from us, a dictionary of window terms by Crittall. It should be of interest to any professional who does steel window repair. The other arrival is very exciting, the first title listed below, on the monastic ruins of Yorkshire. The drawings and their intricate hand coloring are lush and high quality, evocative of early 19th century interpretation of the ruin in romantic literature.

I hope you enjoy the rest of May's listings. Happy browsing!

Steven
New Arrivals
1.
The Monastic Ruins of Yorkshire (2 volumes, complete)
Churton, Edward and William Richardson
[International]. Churton, Edward. The Monastic Ruins of Yorkshire (2 volumes, complete). York: Robert Sunter, 1843. First edition. Elephant folio (18" x 24"), pp. ix, 88, plus two hand-colored title pages, a hand-colored dedication leaf, 34 hand-colored full-page plates, 24 hand-colored half-page plates, 22 uncolored full-page plates (some tinted), and a map. The page count is deceiving; each volume is over 2" thick. Half leather with marbled boards and marbled endpapers. Good; text block detached from covers, scattered foxing to some text and plates, heavy wear to cover.

The dissolution of the monasteries by Henry VIII in the 16th century left Yorkshire with a rich collection of monastic ruins, captured here in a series of plates by artist William Richardson. Locations include Whitby Abbey, Kirkstall Abbey, St. Mary's York, Rievaulx and Kirkham Abbeys, Fountains, Roche Abbey, Byland and Newborough, Guisborough, Mont Grace, Selby Abbey, Bolton Priory, Bridlington Priory, Old Malton Priory, Joraulx Abbey, Sallay Abbey, Sawley Abbey, Monk Bretton Priory, Coverham Abbey, Eggleston Abbey, Easby Abbey, Grey Friars Richmond, Howden, Kirkham Priory, Marrick, Nun-Monkton, Ellerton, and Rosedale Priory. The historical descriptions were written by Rev. Edward Churton. The plates were lithographed by George Hawkins and printed by the lithographic firm of William Day and watercolorist Louis Haghe, "lithographers to the Queen," according to the title page. A monumental production. (20463)   $3,000.00
2.
Arcology: The City in the Image of Man
Soleri, Paolo
[Urban Studies]. Soleri, Paolo. Arcology: The City in the Image of Man. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1969. First edition. Folio (24" x 14"), pp. 136, illustrated with b/w drawings. Ex-library markings. Plastic comb binding. Good; cover detached.

Through his work as architect, urban designer, artist, craftsman and philosopher, Paolo Soleri has been exploring the countless possibilities of human aspiration. The envisioned future taking shape in his mind has been expressed in various media. One outstanding endeavor is Arcosanti, an urban laboratory, constructed in the high Arizona desert. It attempts to demonstrate an alternative human habitat much needed in this increasingly perplexing world. This project also exemplifies his steadfast devotion to creating an experiential space to "prototype" an environment in harmony with man. Through his articulated philosophy "Arcology (Architecture+Ecology)", Soleri formulates a path that may aid us on our evolutionary journey toward a state of aesthetic, equity and compassion. The half century work of his broad-ranging and coherent intellect (so scarce in the age of specialization) has influenced many in the field in search of a new paradigm for our built environment. (10842)   $175.00
3.
A Window Dictionary
Crittall, W. F.
[Windows]. Crittall, W. F. A Window Dictionary Containing Illustrated Descriptions of Technical Terms used in connection with window openings. London: B.T. Batsford Ltd., 1926. Reissue. 24mo (4" x 5.5"), pp. 43, illustrated with b/w drawings. Staplebound Wraps. New.

Preservation Trades Network member and Askins Award winner James Turner just reprinted this booklet. He noted in the forward, "As time has passed, we seem to have lost a clear and direct description of words that speak to the work of steel casement restoration and repair. In our research we found it best to use the words and language of those who built the industry." A dictionary of window terms, with clear and helpful illustrations. (20441)   $10.00
4.
Products of Tompkins-Kiel Marble Company
Tompkins-Kiel Marble Company, New York, NY
[Stone]. Tompkins-Kiel Marble Company. Products of Tompkins-Kiel Marble Company. New York: Tompkins-Kiel Marble Company, 1911. Original edition. Oblong quarto, pp. 56. Full color 6" x 8" marble tile sample on each page. Leatherette, bound w/cloth ties. Very Good; 1.5" scrape on back cover.

An outstanding source of information about the many colors, patterns and qualities of marble. A very scarce and valuable volume. These catalogs were designed to be expanded as new products became available. An extensive record of the marbles and stone available at the time. Their marble and stone products were installed in such buildings as the California Palace of the Legion of Honor, G.A. Applegarth architect; The Seaman's Bank Entrance, Wall Street, New York, B.W. Morris architect; Farmers Loan & Trust Company Banking & Office Building, Fifth Ave. & 41st St., New York, Napoleon Gray Marble and Premier Levanto, Starrett & Van Vleck architects; the Johns-Manville Building, New York, Ludlow & Peabody, Architects; and others. (20434)   $225.00
5.
Art in the House.
Von Falke, Jacob
[Art]. Von Falke, Jacob. Art in the House. Historical, Critical and Aesthetical Studies on the Decoration and Furnishing of the Dwelling. Translated from the Third German Edition. Edited with Notes by Charles C. Perkins.
. Boston: Louis Prang and Co., 1879. First American edition. Quarto, pp. xxx, 355, featuring 60 plates (Chromolithos, Albertotypes and typographic etchings). A general discussion of interior decoration from the Greek and Roman era up through the Aesthetic Movement. Original dark green publisher's linen stamped in gold, page edges gilded.. Good; front hinge and first few pages glued at spine, light foxing and spotting on several pages throughout.

An important collaboration between a famous German art historian and Prang's workshop! Includes a major chapter on the art of the ceiling. (13614)   $75.00
Americana
6.
Neon-Lit Kidney-Shaped Low-Rent Flat-Roofed Doo-Wop
Commercial Architecture
van Meter, Jonathan; photographs by Dorothy Kresz
[Americana]. van Meter, Jonathan. Neon-Lit Kidney-Shaped Low-Rent Flat-Roofed Doo-Wop Commercial Architecture or, Learning from Wildwood, New Jersey. New York: Pentagram Design, 2001. First edition. Octavo, pp 36; 8 pages of text plus color photographs. Staplebound Wraps with Dust Jacket. As New.

"Wildwood is an ossifying, urban, challenging place with a bad neighborhood or two, bars and nightclubs, drug problems and a 26% unemployment rate. It's a bit grubby and wonderfully tacky, lit with neon signs and dotted with big plastic palm trees in lieu of actual greenery," says the author. Wildwood is home to over 250 mid-century modern motels, which is great inspiration for this charming little volume. For anyone who enjoys the South Jersey shore or the American road. (20466)   $50.00
7.
Rockefeller Center
Rockefeller Center, Inc.; illustrations by John Wenrich
[Americana]. Rockefeller Center, Inc. Rockefeller Center. New York: Rockefeller Center, Inc., 1932. First edition. Folio (10.5" x 13.5"), pp. 39, illustrated with b/w and color drawings. Decorated Boards in Mylar Jacket. Very Good, but soiled cover.

This book gives the historical background for the construction of Rockefeller Center in New York City - back then, three buildings and twelve acres of ground space. (Today, that's 19 buildings and 22 acres!) Wenrich's paintings are beautiful and worthy of framing. An interesting book for those who love New York history. (20454)   $40.00
8.
New England Reflections 1882-1907: Photographs by the Howes Brothers
Newman, Alan B. [Editor]
[New England]. Newman, Alan B. [Editor]. New England Reflections 1882-1907: Photographs by the Howes Brothers. New York: Pantheon Books, 1981. First edition. Small quarto, pp ~180 [np], illustrated with b/w photographs. Pictorial Wraps. Good; some light creasing and soiling to covers, text block very good.

From a fabulous photographic archive in New England comes an irresistible invitation to rediscover a nearly lost vision of small-town America. Culled from over 21,000 impeccable glass negatives in the collection of the Ashfield (Massachusetts) Historical Society, these 200 beguiling images were recorded by three commercial photographers who traveled western New England at the beginning of the 20th century. Rich in detail and with startlingly contemporary compositions, this book offers an unparalleled visual catalogue of the fashion, architecture, industry, and technology that molded this part of America. Weston J. Naef has called the Howes brothers "part of a noble American tradition: the joyful chronicler. They optimistically record the simple pleasures of daily life in New England around 1900, and invite each of us to believe that our own ancestors were not so different from those we see." (20439)   $30.00
9.
L. C. Gleason & Co. Signs Trade Card
L. C. Gleason & Co., Boston, MA
[Paint]. L. C. Gleason & Co. L. C. Gleason & Co. Signs Trade Card. Boston, MA: Self-published, n.d. (ca. 1900). Original edition. 3" x 5" b/w decorated card, printed on both sides. Stored in plastic sleeve. Very Good, light stains and marks on both sides, one corner creased.

A very nice illustrated and hand-lettered trade card for L. C. Gleason & Co. Signs, a sign painting and lettering company in Boston in the early 20th century. The card advertises "Signs and such work of every description, estimates and designs furnished, house, store and office painting", with "particular attention given to signs on brass, copper & princess metal". The reverse side lists references from 22 Boston area businesses, including the Singer Mfg. Co., Coats Thread Co., the Hotel Tivoli, and Rochester Brew Co. An interesting piece of Boston commercial history. (15943)   $45.00
10.
Skilled Work: American Craft in the Renwick Gallery
Trapp, Kenneth R. and Howard Risatti
[Art]. Trapp, Kenneth R. and Howard Risatti. Skilled Work: American Craft in the Renwick Gallery. Washington, D.C.: National Museum of American Art, 1998. First edition. Quarto, pp. 192, illustrated with color photographs. Color Pictorial Wraps. New.

This book was published to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Renwick Gallery in the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington DC. It tells how the Smithsonian Institution created a showcase for modern crafts under the auspices of the National Museum of American Art. This book is both an introduction to the world of modern crafts and a compendium of favorites from the collection for those knowledgeable in the field. Since crafts are first and foremost objects rather than simply printed images, perhaps the book will serve as an invitation to visit the collections at the Renwick Gallery as well. (20433)   $25.00
11.
American Art Deco
Weber, Eva
[Art Deco]. Weber, Eva. American Art Deco. New York: Crescent Books, 1992. First edition. Folio, pp. 112, indexed, illustrated with 90 color and 8 b/w photographs . Cloth over Boards. Very Good in Very Good DJ.

Art Deco is a distinctive modernist style that took its name from the Exposition Internationale des Art Decoratifs et Industriels Modernes held in Paris in 1925. The popularity of art deco during the 1920s and 1930s influenced modernist designers in many fields. With the economic depression years of the 1930s, the thriftier and less extravagant styles came to the forefront. This book examines architecture, furniture, visual arts, and the useful arts that were created during the reign of art deco style. (20432)   $30.00
12.
Architecture & Academe: College Buildings in New England before 1860
Bryant F. Tolles, Jr.
[Architectural History]. Bryant F. Tolles, Jr. Architecture & Academe: College Buildings in New England before 1860. Lebanon, NH: University Press of New England, 2011. First edition. Quarto, pp 217. Richly illustrated. Perfect condition and dustjacket. Includes index and bibliography. Hard Cover. New in new dustjacket.

The colonial facade and weathered brick of the New England college and university campus is one of the most enduring and iconic of all American images, but the architectural genre has rarely been studied across institutions. The author discusses the historic New England origins and development of college building design and campus planning principles, finding profound similarities in collegiate architecture in the region, along with equally important deviations and institutional idiosyncrasies. A fascinating and accessible guide to New England college architecture, and a visual showcase of unique and influential architecture at sixteen New England colleges. (14435)   $35.00
13.
Free Within Ourselves: African-American Artists in the Collection of the National Museum of American Art
Perry, Regenia A.
[Fine Arts]. Perry, Regenia A. Free Within Ourselves African-American Artists in the Collection of the National Museum of American Art. Washington, D.C.: National Museum of American Art, 1992. First edition. Small quarto, pp. 205, illustrated with b/w and color photographs. Glossy Pictorial Wraps. Very Good.

The museum's collection of African-American art is one of the largest and most comprehensive in existence. The museum's 19th century African-American holdings are especially strong. The author takes the reader on an often unknown visual and literary journey through the annals of American painting. Her interpretation of the major works by African-American artists will appeal to all age levels, and it greatly enhances our knowledge of the American visual legacy. (20430)   $30.00
14.
Vermont Summer Homes
Canfield, Dorothy
[New England]. Canfield, Dorothy. Vermont Summer Homes. Montpelier, VT: Vermont Bureau of Publicity, 1932. First edition. Small quarto, pp. 32, illustrated with b/w photographs. Staplebound Wraps. Very Good.

A lovely booklet featuring the summer homes of people who were doctors, lawyers, musicians, writers, and artists, paired with a touching essay by the author that reflected her great love and reverence for Vermont. (20429)   $30.00
15.
The Construction of the Small House
Walsh, H. Vandervoort
[American]. Walsh, H. Vandervoort. The Construction of the Small House A Simple and Useful Source of Information on the Methods of Building Small American Homes, for Anyone Planning to Build. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1923. First edition. Octavo, pp. vi, 269, illustrated w/ drawings by the author. Original Blue Cloth. Very Good, back cracked hinge.

A wonderful period piece of the building industry in residential building in 1923. Very trades-oriented, with wonderful visuals of the building process in a much more hands-on age. This book shows a building process more closely related to the nineteenth century than to the twentieth. A simple and useful source of information on the methods of building small American homes, for anyone planning to build. (20426)   $50.00
Architecture and History
16.
Architecture Magazine, March 1929
Charles Scribner's Sons
[Architecture]. Charles Scribner's Sons. Architecture Magazine, March 1929 Vol. LIX No. 3. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1929. First edition. Quarto, pp. 151, illustrated with b/w photographs. Perfect Bound. Very Good; moderate edgewear.

Articles include sculpture and the pediment (interviews with sculptors by a member of the editorial staff); Indo-Hispanic Mexico; measured drawings of YMCA (a fold-out presentation that is in excellent condition); the Parthenon by moonlight; Friends' Meeting House in Poughkeepsie; First Presbyterian Church in Passaic, NJ; Marland Oil Company offices, Ponca City, OK; Oakwood Village High School in Dayton, OH; Amsterdam bridges and new houses; a review of the annual landscape gardening exhibition in NY; a Los Angeles home, and a photographic portfolio of gate-post tops, laced with many attractive period advertisements. In very nice condition for its age. (20460)   $45.00
17.
New Homes Under Old Roofs
Seabury, Joseph Stowe
[Restoration]. Seabury, Joseph Stowe. New Homes Under Old Roofs. New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1916. First edition. Quarto, pp. 22, plus 5 figures and 36 b/w photographic plates. Decorated Cloth over Boards. Good; weak front hinge, moderate cover soiling and wear.

An unusual series of "before and after" comparisons of early 20th century "restorations" of traditional-styled (mostly Colonials) New England homes. A fascinating record of the early "remuddling" category of home restoration. (20442)   $55.00
18.
Architecture's Portfolios on Three Topics
Charles Scribner's Sons
[Architecture]. Charles Scribner's Sons. Architecture's Portfolios on Three Topics Interior Doors; Over-Mantel Treatments; Circular Windows, Gothic and Romanesque. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1933-1934. First edition. Quarto, pp. ~10-15 each, illustrated with b/w photographs. Staplebound Wraps. Very Good; rust stains from paper clips at top left corner of covers.

A lovely assortment of photographs illustrating various architectural details. Scarce and always in high demand. (20437)   $75.00
19.
The Gargoyle Hunters
Gill, John Freeman
[Fiction]. Gill, John Freeman. The Gargoyle Hunters. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2017. First edition. Small quarto, pp. 334, Boards. As New in Fine DJ.

It's not often that we deal in fiction, but this is a novel that deserves attention. Hilarious and poignant, the novel is a love letter to a vanishing city, and a deeply emotional story of fathers and sons. Intimately portraying New York's elbow-jostling relationship with time, the novel solves the mystery of a brazen and seemingly impossible architectural heist - the theft of an entire historic Manhattan building - that stunned the city and made the front page of the New York Times in 1974. Tender, funny, and achingly sad. (20428)   $30.00
20.
Julia Morgan, Architect
Boutelle, Sara Holmes
[American]. Boutelle, Sara Holmes. Julia Morgan, Architect. New York: Abbeville Press Publishers, 1988. First edition, as stated. Quarto, pp. 270, indexed, illustrated in b/w & color photos, bibliography. Original Blue Cloth. Near Fine in Near Fine DJ.

A beautiful, comprehensive catalog of work by one of the first women to graduate in civil engineering from the University of California-Berkeley. Julia Morgan (1872-1957) designed and built more than 700 structures. She is most noted as the architect who built William Randolph Hearst's dazzling castle at Sam Simeon, California. (20425)   $40.00
International
21.
The Book of the Boston Architectural Club for 1925
Details of Spanish Architecture
Boston Architectural Club
[International]. Boston Architectural Club. The Book of the Boston Architectural Club for 1925 photographs, water color drawings, pencil sketches, measured drawings and details of Spanish architecture, sacred and domestic, enriched with objects of interest allied thereto. Boston: Boston Architectural Club, 1926. First printing. Folio, pp. 200, plus pp. 46 of Boston-area advertisements with advertiser's index; illustrated with b/w and color architectural drawings and b/w photographs. Green Cloth over Boards. Very Good; foxing on endpapers.

The Boston Architectural Club was organized in 1889 for the purpose of associating those interested in the profession of architecture, with a view to mutual encouragement and help in studies. The plates published in this book are devoted to Spain less than a decade after the end of WWI, when it was slowly revealing itself as one of the most stimulating countries in Europe. The Club found that Spain rivaled Italy in all forms of art - painting, music, poetry, drama, and every conceivable industrial art, and they tried to reflect that in their selections for this yearbook. The member who wrote the forward remarked that "the architecture of Spain is more supple and adaptable than any that I know." One of the most desirable and informative titles of the series. (20467)   $50.00
22.
The Stones of Florence
McCarthy, Mary
[International]. McCarthy, Mary. The Stones of Florence. London: William Heinemann Ltd, 1959. First edition. Quarto, pp. 130, indexed, illustrated with 128 b/w photographs and 12 color plates. Cloth over Boards. Very Good in Very Good DJ.

The title is an homage to Ruskin's "The Stones of Venice." The author found a sermon in the stones of Florence, the successor to Athens in Western civilization. The themes of love, science, perspective, and Florentine craftsmanship are all revealed in the stone. The book is full of startling insights and connections not previously made. If the book has an individual hero, it is architect Brunelleschi, who raised the dome of the Cathedral contrary to all received opinion about the way it might be done. A touching tribute to Florence and its rich history. (20431)   $30.00
Old House Journal Reference Library
23.
The Victorian Society Book of the Victorian House
Wedd, Kit
[Ornamentation]. Wedd, Kit. The Victorian Society Book of the Victorian House. London: Aurum Press, 2007. First paperback edition. Quarto, pp. 272, indexed, illustrated with color photographs. Publisher's sticker on front cover. Color Pictorial Wraps. Near Fine in Wraps.

Britain's towns and cities still contain hundreds of thousands of Victorian houses, ranging from grand town houses to terraces of workers' cottages, from Italianate villas to Gothic Revival extravaganzas. For any house-proud owner of a Victorian property, this book represents a unique and invaluable resource. It is packed with information about Victorian architectural ideas, building methods and materials, as well as practical advice on maintenance and conservation. From the Old House Journal library. (20471)   $25.00
24.
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 reference library. (20470)   $25.00
25.
International Arts and Crafts
Livingstone, Karen and Linda Parry [Editors]
[Fine arts]. Livingstone, Karen and Linda Parry [Editors]. International Arts and Crafts. London: V&A Publications, 2005. First edition. Quarto, pp. 368, indexed, illustrated with color photographs. Cloth over Boards. Near Fine in Near Fine DJ.

The world we live in today owes a great deal to the Arts and Crafts movement of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the subject of this ground-breaking and beautifully illustrated book. It was a radical movement; indeed there was a missionary zeal to the pioneers of the Arts and Crafts movement in Britain, concerned at the effects of industrial manufacture on standards of design and its debilitating social consequences. They advocated a return to a simpler way of life, a revival of traditional handicrafts and techniques, and an appreciation of the beauty in everyday things. This volume traces the movement through the decades and across the globe, starting with Britain and traveling through America, Europe, and Japan. Its publication coincided with a major exhibition at the V&A in London. From the Old House Journal reference library. (20469)   $25.00
26.
American Furniture of the 18th Century
Greene, Jeffrey P.
[Furniture]. Greene, Jeffrey P. American Furniture of the 18th Century History, Technique, Structure. Newtown, CT: The Taunton Press, 1996. First edition. Quarto, pp. 311, indexed, illustrated with exploded drawings, and b/w and color photographs. Cloth over Boards. Near Fine in Near Fine DJ.

Prized for its historical and artistic value, American furniture of the 18th century is considered a benchmark in design and craftsmanship. This book takes a comprehensive look at the period, bringing together historical and woodworking information. It is an essential reference for anyone with an interest in 18th-century furniture. From the Old House Journal reference library. (20468)   $25.00
27.
1994 Architectural Reference Library
United States Gypsum Company, Chicago, IL
[Gypsum]. United States Gypsum Company. 1994 Architectural Reference Library. Gloucester, MA: Dovetale Publishers, 1994. Original edition. Quarto, pp. ~300 (np), illustrated with b/w and color photographs and drawings. Three-ring bound. Very Good.

This series of technical folders is divided into sections on construction selector, steel framing systems, exterior systems, insulation and firestopping, ceiling suspension systems, acoustical treatments, lath and plaster, gypsum board, prefinished panels, cement board systems, texture finishes, specialty partitions, access floors, and security wall systems. From the Old House Journal reference library. (20458)   $30.00
28.
Sixteenth Street Architecture Volume 1
Kohler, Sue A.; and Jeffrey R. Carson
[Americana]. Kohler, Sue A.; and Jeffrey R. Carson. Sixteenth Street Architecture Volume 1. Washington, D.C.: The Commission of Fine Arts, 1978. Original edition. Quarto, pp. 571, illustrated with b/w archival photographs from the Library of Congress, and large foldout map of Washington DC. Pictorial Wraps. Very Good.

Architectural and historical reviews of major structures on 16th Street NW in Washington, D.C., from Lafayette Square north to the boundary of the Federal City (Florida Avenue NW). The inclusion of destroyed buildings enlarged the range of architectural styles, and dramatized the losses and changes sustained by the Capital. From the Old House Journal reference library. (20457)   $30.00
29.
Kirk & Koskela Architects, P.C.
Kirk, J. Michael; and David R. Koskela
[Pattern Book]. Kirk, J. Michael; and David R. Koskela. Kirk & Koskela Architects, P.C. Detroit, MI: Kirk & Koskela Architects, 1986. Original edition. Oblong quarto, pp. 40, illustrated with b/w photographs, drawings, and architectural plans. Plastic comb binding. Very Good.

This firm put together a book with resumes for each architect, a list of the projects they'd done, and drawings relating to many of the projects. A letter addressed to Patricia Poore, editor of OHJ, from a member of the firm, indicates that this book was sent to her in the hope that it would be useful for an upcoming issue of the magazine. An attractive portfolio of work from a firm devoted to architectural preservation projects. From the Old House Journal reference library. (20455)   $50.00
30.
The Bathroom The Kitchen and the Aesthetics of Waste
Lupton, Ellen; and J. Abbott Miller
[Plumbing]. Lupton, Ellen; and J. Abbott Miller. The Bathroom The Kitchen and the Aesthetics of Waste A Process of Elimination. New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 1992. Original edition. Small quarto, pp. 74, illustrated with b/w and color photographs. Color Pictorial Wraps. Very Good.

Between 1890 and 1940, America's culture of consumption took its modern form: products were mass produced and mass distributed, designed to be purchased and rapidly replaced by a vast buying public. The same period saw the rise of the modern bathroom and kitchen as newly equipped spaces for administering bodily care. The streamlined style of modern design, which served the new ideals of bodily hygiene and the manufacturing policy of planned obsolescence, emanated from the domestic landscape of the bathroom and kitchen. This is the exhibition catalog from a show at MIT held in 1992. From the Old House Journal reference library. (20453)   $35.00
31.
A Dictionary of Architecture
Fleming, John and Nikolaus Pevsner, Hugh Honour
[Reference]. Fleming, John and Nikolaus Pevsner, Hugh Honour. A Dictionary of Architecture. New York: Overlook Hardcover, 1976. First American edition. Small quarto, pp. 554; 2400 entries with over 1000 illustrations. Dustjacket has closed tear, sunned spine, some edgewear and chipping. Hardcover. Very Good in Very Good DJ.

Describes the history and development of architecture including architects, terms, building materials, styles and movements, types, and specific examples of buildings, from humble to grandiose. From the Old House Journal reference library (20450)   $15.00
32.
The Work of William Morris
Thompson, Paul
[Biography]. Thompson, Paul. The Work of William Morris. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 1993. Third edition. Small quarto, pp. 318, indexed, illustrated with b/w photographs. Color Pictorial Wraps. Very Good.

Original and passionate in all he turned his hand to - whether it was art, architecture, literature, calligraphy, book design, furniture design, interior decoration, or politics - William Morris did more than anyone to bring about the revolution in taste that occurred in the second half of the 19th century. A sound and sensitive appreciation of Morris's work in all fields; it will appeal to anyone who wishes to understand Morris and his times. From the Old House Journal reference library. (20459)   $25.00
33.
Morris and Company 1861-1939
The Fine Art Society Ltd, London
[Art]. The Fine Art Society Ltd. Morris and Company 1861-1939. London: The Fine Art Society Ltd, 1979. First edition. Octavo, pp. 56, illustrated with b/w and color photographs. Color Pictorial Wraps. Very Good.

This is an exhibition catalog from a show held in 1979 of the products of William Morris's firm. It is a measure of Morris's remarkable achievement that his name and the well-known products of his firm have never been forgotten. The exhibition catalog shows furniture, textiles, stained glass, ceramics, metalwork, jewelry, paintings and drawings. From the Old House Journal reference library. (20452)   $25.00
34.
William Morris: Romantic to Revolutionary
Thompson, E. P.
[Biography]. Thompson, E. P. William Morris: Romantic to Revolutionary. New York: Pantheon Books, 1976. First paperback edition. Small quarto, pp. 829, indexed, one b/w illustration. Color Pictorial Wraps. Very Good.

Kirkus Reviews said of this title: "Charting Morris's career through his poetry, ideas of art, social criticism, political action and theory, Thompson illuminates a wide range of British cultural history, including the Gothic Revival, the Arts and Crafts movement, industrial capitalism, Victorian tastes and manners. Thompson is a first-rate historian with the flame of Romanticism in his breast; hence, this book should be prized for its historical synthesis, factual detail, unabashed ideology and ardor." From the Old House Journal reference library. (20451)   $25.00
35.
An Illustrated Life of William Morris 1834-1896
Tames, Richard
[Biography]. Tames, Richard. An Illustrated Life of William Morris 1834-1896. Aylesbury, UK: Shire Publications Ltd, 1983. Later printing. Small octavo, pp. 48, indexed, illustrated with b/w photographs. Color Pictorial Wraps. Very Good.

William Morris led the crusade against the materialism and ugliness of Victorian England. Now considered to be the founder of modern design, his love for the Gothic style and his nostalgic enthusiasm for the craftsmanship of the Middle Ages, which in his opinion was free from the corrupting influence of capitalism and mass-production, were the dominant features of his work and his philosophy. He became a socialist, and English socialism today owes much to the gentle passion of Morris. He was a prolific poet, his best works being based on Norse mythology and the Icelandic sagas, which also inspired some of his prose romances. His advocacy of craftsmanship in preference to the technology of modern machinery and his love of pure beauty gives his philosophy and ideas an even greater relevance in the present day. From the Old House Journal reference library. (20449)   $25.00
36.
Decorative Glass of the 19th and early 20th Centuries
Fyson, Nancy
[Glass]. Fyson, Nancy. Decorative Glass of the 19th and early 20th Centuries A Source Book. Newton Abbot, England: David & Charles, 1996. First edition. Small quarto, pp 192, with studio and supply directory and over 150 color photographs. Two pages have been neatly detached for use in an Old House Journal publication, and have been laid back in. Cloth over Boards. Very Good in Very Good DJ.

What a gorgeous book! This lavishly illustrated and comprehensive source book demonstrating the role of decorative glass in architecture throughout the Victorian and Edwardian eras will prove indispensable to anyone seeking to restore period authenticity to their home. From the Old House Journal reference library. (20445)   $30.00
37.
The Arts & Crafts Home
Turgeon, Kitty, and Robert Rust
[Arts & Crafts Style]. Turgeon, Kitty, and Robert Rust. The Arts & Crafts Home. New York: Friedman/Fairfax, 2000. First edition. Quarto, pp. 160, indexed, illustrated w/ color photographs. Original Wraps. Near Fine in Wraps.

More than a decorating style, Arts and Crafts is a celebration of quality, integrity, and simplicity in both life and design. In this book, you'll find a wealth of ideas for integrating Arts and Crafts furniture into beautiful rooms, inspiration for using decorative details, lovely examples of interior detailing that characterizes Arts and Crafts Houses, and more. With scores of gorgeous full-color photographs and a complete source listing that includes shops for purchasing Arts and Crafts antiques and reproductions, as well as museum houses and historic inns to visit, this book is as practical as it is beautiful, and is a wonderful addition to every enthusiast's decorating library. From the Old House Journal reference library. (20436)   $30.00
Construction Methods and Materials
38.
Epoxies for Wood Repairs in Historic Buildings
Phillips, Morgan W. and Judith E. Selwyn
[Restoration]. Phillips, Morgan W. and Judith E. Selwyn. Epoxies for Wood Repairs in Historic Buildings. Washington, D.C.: Office of Archeology and Historic Preservation, Heritage Conservation & Recreation Service, U.S. Dept. of the Interior, 1978. Quarto, pp 67, illustrated with b/w photographs, construction details and diagrams. With Bibliography and Appendix. Color Pictorial Wraps, light blue. Very Good.

A technical study of wood conservation and repair with a case study of the Longfellow House on Brattle Street in Cambridge, MA. Structural and safety requirements are discussed as well as material properties. Specific wood framing elements such as rafters, columns, and hand rails are shown in detail. (18123)   $50.00
39.
Sketches in Iron:
Samuel Yellin, American Master of Wrought Iron, 1885-1940
Davis, Myra Tolmach
[Metal]. Davis, Myra Tolmach. Sketches in Iron: Samuel Yellin, American Master of Wrought Iron, 1885-1940. Washington, D.C.: Dimock Gallery George Washington University, 1971. First edition. Octavo, pp. 30, illustrated with b/w photographs. Staplebound Wraps. New.

This brochure was published in conjunction with an exhibit by the same name, that took place at the Dimock Gallery at George Washington University in Washington DC in 1971. Blacksmith Samuel Yellin created whimsical gargoyles and fantasy-like flower forms, all wrought from a bar of fibrous metal. His masterful work can be seen throughout the United States; in Washington DC at Dumbarton Oaks and the National Cathedral. Philadelphia, the home of Samuel Yellin, is fortunate to have the Samuel Yellin Museum, which houses his metal collection. This catalog includes archival photos of his studio as well as examples of his work. (20462)   $55.00
40.
In Your New Home ... a Little Extra Glass Means a Lot of Extra Charm
Pittsburgh Plate Glass Co., Pittsburgh, PA
[Glass]. Pittsburgh Plate Glass Co. In Your New Home ... a Little Extra Glass Means a Lot of Extra Charm. Pittsburgh, PA: Pittsburgh Plate Glass Co., 1944. First printing. Quarto, pp. 23, illustrated with b/w and color photographs, and b/w specification drawings. Staplebound Wraps. Very Good.

This booklet shows a few of the many ways in which glass can be used effectively and inexpensively to brighten a new house, and includes working drawings of exactly how the glass can be easily and simply installed. (20448)   $55.00
41.
The Plasterer Magazine, October 1923
Donlin, John [Editor]
[Plastering]. Donlin, John [Editor]. The Plasterer Magazine, October 1923. Chicago, IL: Operative Plasterers & Cement Finishers International Association, 1923. First edition. Small quarto, pp. 40, illustrated with b/w photographs. Staplebound Wraps. Very good; light water mark on cover.

This was the official monthly journal of the Operative Plasterers and Cement Finishers International Association.This issue features a report by Donlin delivered at the 17th annual convention held in Portland, Oregon; an address delivered by Samuel Gompers, president of the American Federation of Labor; announcements from the local branches, quarterly reports from the reporting secretaries, period advertisements, and more. Very scarce. (20443)   $50.00
42.
American Wall Block
American Terra Cotta Company, Chicago, IL
[Terra Cotta]. American Terra Cotta Company. American Wall Block. Chicago, IL: American Terra Cotta Company, nd c. 1920. Quarto, pp. 10, illustrated with b/w architectural specification drawings. Staplebound Wraps. Very Good.

American wall blocks were developed to fulfill a demand for a high-grade, economical, and fire-resistant material suitable for use in both interior and exterior walls and partitions. This folder presents construction sheets to illustrate some of its general uses, and a short form of specifications inside the back cover. (20438)   $45.00
43.
Reinhold Data Sheets for Architects, Engineers, Designers, Draftsmen
Hornung, William J.
[Architecture]. Hornung, William J. Reinhold Data Sheets for Architects, Engineers, Designers, Draftsmen. New York: Reinhold Publishing Company, 1965. First edition. Small quarto, pp. 238, indexed, illustrated with b/w architectural drawings. Signed by the original owner inside front cover in 1965. Cloth over Boards. Very Good in Very Good Mylar-Protected Dust Jacket.

This authoritative book presented the most up-to-date reference and drawing data in the field of architecture, construction, and design in the mid-1960s. Many of the new advances and construction methods covered had never appeared before in book form. The contents are organized to deal with four main aspects of building: sub-soil constructions; wall systems; floor and roof systems; and methods of construction, including details, surface and finish treatments. The book begins with detail drawings and data for footings and foundations, and its sequence of presentation follows a pattern similar to that used in the actual construction of buildings. Valuable information is given on the various methods of wall, floor, and roof treatments employing new uses of wood, concrete, steel and stone. (20427)   $60.00
44.
Save America's Windows
Leeke, John
[Windows]. Leeke, John. Save America's Windows. Portland, ME: Historic HomeWorks, 2016. Revised and expanded. Quarto, pp. 112, illustrated with b/w drawings and photos. Lists resources (products and services) Perfectbound Wraps. New.

A newly expanded and revised version of Leeke's earlier wooden windows restoration book.  With over 20 years experience in building consulting (specializing in practical methods for the restoration of wood elements in period buildings), John Leeke's "Practical Restoration Reports" are on the mark for each subject they treat. With wonderful illustrations and his practical, no nonsense approach, this title gives a succinct but effective overview to most aspects of America's windows and their repair. As much as you'll need to know on the subject, by one of the industry's experts! (15500)   $35.00
Pattern Books
45.
The New Book of Celotex Homes
Celotex Building Products, Chicago, IL
[Pattern Book]. Celotex Building Products. The New Book of Celotex Homes: 20 architect-designed houses of moderate cost. Chicago. IL: The Celotex Corporation, 1954. First edition. Quarto, pp 30. Color & b/w perspective renderings, b/w floor plans & details, and 2-toned isometric diagram showing construction. 1 page color chart showing shingle finishes. An advertisement for Calder overhead sectional garage doors laid in. Color Pictorial Wraps, yellow/red/teal. Very Good; sunned, some light pencil notations in the text.

An extensive plan book featuring the use of Celotex roofing shingles, interior finishes, wall & ceiling insulation, and other building products in architect designed homes. Celotex products were implicated in litigation because of their asbestos content, and this booklet shows how extensively they were used in each house. (20465)   $55.00
46.
The Home Designer, May 1923
Dixon, Walter W. (Editor)
[Pattern Book]. Dixon, Walter W. (Editor). The Home Designer, An Illustrated Monthly Dedicated To Better Home Environment. Oakland, CA: Dixon & Hillen, May, 1923. First edition. Quarto, pp 30, illustrated with b/w photographs and period trade advertisements. Pictorial Wraps. Good; cover attachment is weak, 2" open tear to back cover.

Articles on homes located in Northcrest, Stockton, California, featuring several different types from English to Mission. All issues of this sought-after series are scarce. (20461)   $85.00
47.
Choice Homes
National Plan Service, Inc., Chicago, IL
[Pattern Book]. National Plan Service, Inc. Choice Homes ...for your selection. Chicago. IL: National Plan Service, Inc., 1960 (circa). Oblong quarto brochure, pp 48, illustrated with color drawings and b/w floor plans. Front cover branding by dealer William H. Deyo & Co., Inc., in Ellenville, NY and Kerhonkson, NY. Staplebound w/illustrated stock covers.. Very Good; soiled cover.

Outstanding period graphics and color schemes bring the 1960's to life. Each floor plan is crisply drawn and clearly dimensioned. The exterior perspectives are beautifully rendered and there are some nicely colored interior sketches as well. For builders and designers interested in re-creating retro looks, this is a great resource. (16139)   $65.00
Trade Catalogs
48.
Manufacturers of The Patent Interlocking Success Silos
Louisville Brick and Tile Company, Louisville, OH
[Farming and Agriculture]. Louisville Brick and Tile Company. Manufacturers of The Patent Interlocking Success Silos. Louisville, OH: Louisville Brick and Tile Company, 1913. Original edition. Small quarto, pp.52, illustrated with b/w photographs. Some light pencil inscriptions on the cover and in a few places in the text. Staplebound Wraps. Good; book has been folded.

This company built permanent silos from brick, with cypress doors, intending them to be more permanent than a wooden silo. The booklet displays how the blocks are shaped and how they are fit together, a table for calculating how many blocks were needed for silo projects with various dimensions, photographs of completed projects, and many testimonials from customers. Louisville was once a center with many brick and tile businesses, drawn to the town by the railroad that came through. This is an attractive booklet from this historic business at its peak. (20456)   $40.00
49.
Four Midwestern 1930s Catalogs of Kitchen Fixtures and Furniture
The I-XL Furniture Company, Goshen, IN and more
[Kitchens]. Various. Four Midwestern 1930s Catalogs of Kitchen Fixtures and Furniture. Goshen, IN and more: Various, c. 1930s and 1940s. First edition. Quarto, pp. 8, 18 (plus 4-page insert), 18, 23, illustrated with b/w and color drawings and photographs. Staplebound Wraps. Very Good; one of the four has been folded lengthwise.

These four catalogs give a nice overview of the basic kitchen units available in the 1930s and 1940s. The first catalog is dated Spring 1938, and was distributed by the I-XL Furniture Company in Goshen, IN. This 8-page catalog features b/w drawings of their sectional kitchen units, and suggested groupings for different wall spaces. The second catalog is called "Dream Kitchens for a Song" by Youngstown Kitchens, manufactured by Mullins in Warren, OH. This 1948 color catalog shows a mischievous family in their kitchen, with a leaping dog, pranking teenagers, and a laughing baby enjoying the show. The third catalog was printed in the 1930s and features sanitary fixtures by Rundle of Milwaukee, WI, including kitchen and bathroom sinks, tubs, and toilets. It is illustrated in b/w and color. The fourth catalog was printed in 1940 and features kitchen cabinets by Porta-Bilt in Nappanee, IN. It includes b/w photographs before and after remodeling with Porta-Bilt. An attractive lot. (20446)   $90.00
50.
Owens-Illinois Glass Block
Kimble Glass Company, Toledo, OH
[Glass]. Kimble Glass Company. Owens-Illinois Glass Block A.I.A. File No. 10-F. Toledo, OH: Kimble Glass Co., nd c. 1960s. First edition. Quarto, pp11, illustrated with color and b/w photographs and b/w specification drawings. Staplebound Wraps. Very Good.

Scarce trade catalog showcasing a new color, "Royal Gray," developed expressly to fill the architect's need for a neutral color in molded glass. The other colors available were clear, shade green, and shade aqua. The Crescent unit (see front cover scan) provided a new texture never before available in a glass masonry unit, and also featured the Royal Gray color. The catalog also features a ceramic-surface glass with the vivid colors that were so popular in the 1960s, such as bright yellow, orange, deep green, pastel blue, and deep red. Includes specifications for installation and data on light performance. (20444)   $55.00
51.
The Pergola, Album No. 33
Hartmann-Sanders Company, New York, NY
[Landscape Architecture]. Hartmann-Sanders Company. The Pergola, Album No. 33. Chicago, IL: Hartmann-Sanders Co., 1920. Original edition. Small quarto, pp 39, illustrated with b/w photographs . Staplebound Wraps. Very Good.

An extensive catalog of wood products for gardens and sunrooms including lattice fences, pergolas, garden furniture and arbors. The photographs show beautifully landscaped gardens all across the country. Also included are stone accessories and furniture. One of the most lovely garden catalogs we've seen! (20435)   $60.00
Brick and Stone
52.
Sources of Memorial Ornamentation
Hopkins, Henry Powell
[Stone]. Hopkins, Henry Powell. Sources of Memorial Ornamentation. Proctor, VT: Vermont Marble Co., 1924. First edition. Quarto, pp. 44. Illustrated with 7 full page b/w plates. Decorated Boards with Gilt Lettering and Designs. Very Good.

An interesting and attractively illustrated outline of historical ornaments and motifs as related to memorial design. Includes sections on Egyptian, Greek, Roman, Celtic, Gothic, Renaissance, and Colonial ornament, each with a full page plate of examples. A useful and interesting resource on an under-appreciated subject. (20464)   $65.00
53.
Brick for Western Living
Structural Clay Products Institute, Seattle, WA
[Brick]. Structural Clay Products Institute. Brick for Western Living. Seattle, WA: Structural Clay Products Institute, nd c. 1962. Oblong small quarto, pp. 16, illustrated with b/w photographs. Label for Columbia Brick Works in Portland, Oregon attached to front cover. Staplebound Wraps. Very Good.

This company firmly believed in the old adage "one picture is worth a thousand words" ... they packed this slim volume with photos emphasizing beautiful architectural designs and decorative patterns that are possible when brick is used as a building material. The photos were taken by Leonard Delano, Philip Fein, and Charles Pearson for Sunset Magazine. (20447)   $60.00
54.
Stone in Building: Its Use and Potential Today
Ashurst, John and Francis G. Dimes
[Stone]. Ashurst, John and Francis G. Dimes. Stone in Building: Its Use and Potential Today. London: The Architectural Press Ltd, 1977. First edition. Tall thin quarto, pp 105, illustrated with b/w photographs. Ex-library. Hardcover. Good minus dust jacket; some sun fading.

This book puts information about construction methods in the context of current research into the qualities of stone, and provides concise yet comprehensive guidance to the use of what is one of the most environmentally sympathetic of all building materials. (18808)   $45.00
55.
Building Stones of Ohio
Geological Survey of Ohio, Fourth Series, Bulletin 18
Bowknocker, J. A.
[Stone]. Bowknocker, J. A. Building Stones of Ohio - Geological Survey of Ohio, Fourth Series, Bulletin 18. Columbus, OH: Geological Survey of Ohio, 1915. First edition. Octavo, pp. 160. Indexed, illustrated with b/w photos. Cloth over Boards. Very Good; shelfwear, water stain on lower corner of boards doesn't affect interiors.

The first chapter covers the properties of Ohio building stones: durability, strength, color, carving, ease of quarrying, density, and architectural effects. The second and third chapters cover limestones and sandstones suitable for building stone. The plates feature buildings in Ohio that were built with Ohio stone, such as the Art Museum and Art School in Cincinnati; Orton Hall at Ohio State University; and the Court House in Dayton. Desirable and scarce. (15742)   $45.00
Titles on Sale
56.
Well-Preserved
Fram, Mark
[Conservation]. Fram, Mark. Well-Preserved The Ontario Heritage Foundation's Manual of Principles and Practice for Architectural Conservation. Ontario, Canada: Boston Mills Press, 1988. First edition. Quarto, pp. xi, 239. Indexed, illustrated with numerous b/w photographs and architectural drawings. Spiral
Bound Wraps. Very good.

This guide to good conservation practice was assembled because the Ontario Heritage Foundation considers it vital that everyone involved in conserving built heritage have ready access to a common base of knowledge and principles about heritage conservation. Chapters explore the building site, structural systems, exterior and interior features, utilities, maintenance, and much more. From the Old House Journal Reference Library. (19548)   $25.00
57.
For You . . . a bright new world of wallpapers
Sears Roebuck & Co., Chicago, IL
[Wallpaper]. Sears Roebuck & Co. For You . . . a bright new world of wallpapers. Chicago: Sears Roebuck & Co., 1939. First printing. Square quarto, pp. 89, 80 wallpaper samples, small pasted-in folder, halftones of patterns, interiors . Original Printed Wraps. Very Good, minor water damage to top right corners.

All that was new in wallpaper in 1939 - the colors, the designs, the latest fashion trends - you'll find them all between the covers of this book. Includes simple directions for hanging, and a page of hanging tools as well. (3135)   $30.00
58.
Concrete In Architecture (A portfolio of 6 architectural projects)
Portland Cement Association, Chicago, IL
[Concrete & Cement]. Portland Cement Association. Concrete In Architecture (A portfolio of 6 architectural projects). Chicago, IL: Portland Cement Assoc., 1927. Original edition. Quarto, pp 59. 10 Color plates, b/w photographs on most pages. Authors: Marshall, Benjamin H.; Murphy, Frederick V.; Allison, David C.; Woollett, William Lee; Earley, John J.; Holabird, John A. Decorated Boards w/paper covers, aqua. Very Good Binding, Pages, Near Fine.

This volume features six beautiful early twentieth century buildings including the Edgewater Beach Hotel in Chicago, and the University Club of Los Angeles. (17939)   $65.00
59.
Research Solves Problem of
Stress Failures in Sheet Copper Construction
Anderson, I. E. and Walter C. Voss
[Metal]. Anderson, I. E. and Walter C. Voss. Research Solves Problem of Stress Failures in Sheet Copper Construction. New York: Revere Copper and Brass Inc., 1945. First edition. Octavo, pp. 96, illustrated with b/w photographs and construction details for seams, parapets, valleys, gutters, expansion joints, cornices, etc. Original Cloth. Very Good.

Scarce, important book for anyone working with copper as a building material. Very well illustrated and explained. (11017)   $50.00
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