Selected Titles for May 2022
I hate to dwell on the weather, but this spring has been a huge disappointment - it was in the 20s a few nights ago, and we had a huge Nor'easter-like storm come up the coast, and, had it been 10 degrees colder, we would be digging out from two feet of snow. As it was, it was a trash-put-out-night, and the next morning I went out to salvage my recycling bin of 20+ years, in pieces!
Daughter Stephanie and I took in the Turner exhibition last weekend. It is an amazing assemblage of his work, displayed at Boston's MFA in most dramatic fashion. It's here into July, so try to see it.
I'll be driving out to St. Clairsville, Ohio mid month, for a favorite event of mine, IPTW (Preservation Trades Network's annual conference). Registration info is at this link: http://ptn.camp7.org/event-4696980 Hope to see many of you there.
This month's offerings are, in my humble opinion, quite impressive: we have some very scarce West Coast material (San Francisco, Los Angeles, Portland architectural year books) plus a scarce and early copy of Architectural Digest, two wonderful early editions of Asher Benjamin and Peter Nicholson, and much more.

Happy browsing!
Steven
New Arrivals
1.
6 Foot Long Carpenter's Ruler
I. P. Hyde, Southbridge, MA
[Building Trades]. I. P. Hyde. 6 Foot Long Carpenter's Ruler. Southbridge, MA: I. P. Hyde, nd, c. 1920. Original edition. Wooden ruler with double metal edge, made with strips of six kinds of wood, 6' long, 3.25" wide, 0.5" thick. Original patina and texture, showing use in the field. Advertising wooden ruler. Very Good.

This handsome ruler has a hole on one end for hanging on a wall. Similar rulers were mounted on the edge of tables for measuring out carpet or wallpaper, but this ruler shows no signs of such use. Instead, it was probably carried in a truck to a worksite and used for measuring drywall or lumber. Isaac Hyde founded a cutlery manufacturing company in Southbridge, Massachusetts in 1875, making rugged knives and blades for pros working in the tire, textile and other industries. Over time, Hyde entered new industries and created tools for drywall, masonry, wallpaper, surface preparation, and painting. The company still creates tools for painters, drywall pros, and remodelers today. (21138)   $100.00
2.
The Architect, or Practical House Carpenter
Benjamin, Asher
[Architectural History]. Benjamin, Asher. The Architect, or Practical House Carpenter illustrated by sixty-four engravings, which exhibit the orders of architecture, and other elements of the art; designed for the use of carpenters and builders. Boston: Benjamin B. Mussey & Co., 1853. Early Edition. Quarto, pp. 119, illustrated with 64 engraved plates. Some pencil inscriptions and foxing. Half Leather with Marbled Boards. Very Good; professionally rebound in the 20th century.

Hitchcock 132. "Originally published 1830, this was Benjamin's fourth and vastly most popular work. This was the key book in introducing the Greek Revival to the New England countryside, as well as to the states in the mid-west." (Charles Wood) A very nice copy of one of the major influences in nineteenth century building and design. This volume was important in popularizing the Greek Revival style in the U.S. (21167)   $500.00
3.
Les Appartements Prives de S. M. L'Imperatrice au Palais des Tuileries [The Private Apartments of H. M. The Empress at the Tuileries Palace]
Rouyer, Eugene
[International]. Rouyer, Eugene. Les Appartements Prives de S. M. L'Imperatrice au Palais des Tuileries [The Private Apartments of H. M. The Empress at the Tuileries Palace]. Paris: Librairie Polytechnique Baudry et Cie., 1867. First edition. Elephant Folio (21.5" x 15"), 20 mounted India proof plates by lithographer Lemercier & Cie, one of the most important Parisian lithographers of the 19th century. Text in French. Calf-Backed Boards. Good; covers detached, pages chipping, water staining throughout.

The Tuileries Palace stood on the right bank of the River Seine, directly in front of the Louvre. It was the usual Parisian residence of most French monarchs, from Henry IV to Napoleon III, until it was destroyed by fire in 1871. Empress Eugenie's apartment was above the private apartment used by her husband Napoleon III. These lovely lithographs illustrate features in the apartment suite. The author was a French architect known for classical and monumental style; he carried out transformations on the Hotel de Choiseul-Praslin and the Hotel-Dieu. (21137)   $350.00
4.
Principles of Architecture (3 vols, complete)
Nicholson, Peter
[Architecture]. Nicholson, Peter. Principles of Architecture (3 vols, complete) containing the fundamental rules of the art, in geometry, arithmetic, and mensuration; with the application of those rules to practice, also the true method of drawing the ichnography and orthography of objects, geometrical rules for shadows, various examples of Grecian and Roman antiquities, and many useful and elegant ornaments with the rules for projecting them. London: J. Barfield, 1809. Second edition, with additions; revised and corrected. Octavo (5.5" x 8.5"); volume 1 pp. xxxiii, 263; volume 2 pp. xvi, 81; volume 3 pp. xix, 113; 216 engraved plates between all volumes. All plates are present in all volumes. Volume I is devoted to geometry, arithmetic and mensuration. Volume II is devoted to methods for describing arches and mouldings, drawing spiral lines, finding the ichnography and elevation of objects, and the projection of shadows. Volume III is devoted to ornament and the classic orders of architecture. All volumes signed neatly on title page by previous owner. Full Leather. Very Good; some light foxing, water staining.

Peter Nicholson was a Scottish architect, mathematician and engineer. Largely self-taught, he practiced as an architect but is best remembered for his prolific writing on numerous practical subjects. As with most of Nicholson's titles, very well written and illustrated and with great influence on the American architecture and building trades/professions. This is the first time we've been able to offer the exceedingly rare third volume of this series, and in such beautiful original bindings. (21147)   $575.00
5.
Pencil Techniques in Modern Designs
Atkin, Willliam W., Raniero Corbelletti, Vincent R. Fiore
[Design]. Atkin, Willliam W., Raniero Corbelletti, Vincent R. Fiore. Pencil Techniques in Modern Designs. New York: Reinhold Publishing Corporation, 1965. Fifth printing. Quarto, pp. vi, 122, indexed, illustrated with b/w drawings. Cloth over Boards. Very Good in Good Mylar-Protected DJ.

This volume is devoted to the pencil - that simple and fundamental tool, which, in the hands of a skilled renderer, brings an idea to life and links the potential and the actual. Pencil applied to paper by a master renderer can show both the structure and the spirit of a building. In this book you will see for the first time how effectively an old tool - the pencil - can express the new spirit of modern architecture. Here you will find examples of the work of such renderers as Hugh Ferriss, Eric Mendelsohn, Caleb Hornbostel, Paul Schweikher, Max O. Urbahn, Theodore de Postels, Richard Neutra, and Mies van der Rohe. But this book is mroe than just the presentation of well-executed renderings. It is an analysis of the whole subject of rendering. (21145)   $40.00
6.
Samples of Flooring, Folded Door Materials, and Plastic Coverings
United States Plywood Corporation, Armstrong, and ModernFold
[Building Materials]. United States Plywood Corporation, Armstrong, and ModernFold. Samples of Flooring, Folded Door Materials, and Plastic Coverings. 1954. Original edition. Kalistron plastic coverings materials sample book with corner rivet and 7 page descriptive booklet bound in with 34 samples, 3.5" x 6", with stock number, name and size stamped on the reverse. Four sample books by ModernFold Doors with corner rivet, 3.75" x 2.25", with samples identified on the reverse with a name and identifying number stamped on the reverse, with 72 samples total. Flooring samples, most 3" x 1.5", most embossed with a number on the front, some with a name. No inscriptions on the reverse, 74 samples total. Cardboard Box. Very Good.

An attractive set of sales samples. The ModernFold folded door material samples have a bit of a curl to them, but everything else is bright and fresh and ready to be used as reference material again for a new audience. (21128)   $150.00
7.
Boxed Paint Samples with Viewer
Eagle Paint & Varnish Co., Pittsburgh, PA
[Paint]. Eagle Paint & Varnish Co. Boxed Paint Samples with Viewer. Pittsburgh, PA: Eagle Paint & Varnish Co., nd c. 1940. Original edition. Box 5.25" x 4.25" x 0.5", containing 30 paint samples measuring 3.75" x 5". Each sample has its color on one side, and identifying name and catalog number on the reverse. Packaged with the samples is a plastic image of a house, with the siding left transparent so that it can be set upon any of the samples to view what it would look like on a house exterior. Paint samples in cardboard box. Good; box and samples are worn, one sample has a 1" strip missing from it.

A very unusual advertising item! Eagle Paint & Varnish dates back at least to 1897, and incorporated in 1933. The plastic viewer helps date this sample box to approximately the 1940s. Each sample is given a shade number in "M.B.C. Paint" and in "American Paint." M. B. Cochran founded the company, so this appears to be an early sample box. Scarce; we've never had a sample box like this before. (21169)   $140.00
Americana
8.
Dutchess County Doorways and
Other Examples of Period-Work in Wood 1730-1830
Reynolds, Helen Wilkinson; photographs by Margaret DeM. Brown
[Millwork]. Reynolds, Helen Wilkinson; photographs by Margaret DeM. Brown. Dutchess County Doorways and Other Examples of Period-Work in Wood 1730-1830 With Accounts of Houses, Places and People. New York: William Farquhar Payson, 1931. First edition. Quarto, pp. 280 + 204 b/w photographic plates and pp. 19 Index. Cloth over Boards, tan. Very Good.

A remarkable field survey of the early houses of Dutchess County, New York. Clearly a work of love and reverence for the area and its architectural heritage, this book documents doors and doorways, windows, panelling, mantels and fireplaces, stairways, and arches. A worthy reference book in the vein of the famous White Pine series of monographs. (21121)   $140.00
9.
The Early Architecture of North Carolina
Johnston, Frances Benjamin; Thomas Tileston Waterman
[Southern US]. Johnston, Frances Benjamin; Thomas Tileston Waterman. The Early Architecture of North Carolina. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 1947. Original edition. Quarto, pp. xxii, 290, indexed, illustrated with b/w photographs; book plate for Gerhardt Kramer inside front cover. Stamped by Hugo Graf on front endpaper. Both were architects in St. Louis that designed numerous significant buildings in Missouri. Cloth over Boards. Very Good; front endpapers reinforced with book repair tape.

The early architecture of America is usually spoken of as English colonial, or French or Spanish colonial; that of North Carolina may properly be called colonial. It is more indigenous, more fully American in flavor. It is a foretaste of the intermingling of architectural strains that blossomed into a more unified style beyond the mountains when the western territories grew up. This book covers pioneer dwellings, the domestic architecture of the Tidewater and Piedmont regions, and the early churches and public buildings. The photographs are magnificent. (21166)   $95.00
10.
Old Philadelphia Colonial Details
Sims, Joseph Patterson; Charles Willing
[Architecture]. Sims, Joseph Patterson; Charles Willing. Old Philadelphia Colonial Details. New York: Architectural Book Publishing, 1914. First edition. Folio (12.5" x 17"), 55 b/w architectural specification drawings. Decorated Boards. Very Good, light water staining to one corner.

Joseph Patterson Sims was an American architect, lithographer, and cartographer. This lovely selection of drawings features wall panels, mouldings, windows, stairs, doors, fireplace mantels, railings, and more. (21158)   $125.00
11.
The Architectural Digest, Volume VII, Number 1
Brasfield, John C. [Publisher]
[Architectural History]. Brasfield, John C. [Publisher]. The Architectural Digest, Volume VII, Number 1 A Pictorial Digest of California's Best Architecture, Established 1920. Los Angeles: John C. Brasfield, 1929. First edition. Folio (10.5" x 14"), pp. 86, illustrated with beautiful photogravure of interiors and exteriors and floor plans of homes in California. Original Wraps. Very Good, cover edgeworn.

The homes featured are the W. K. Kellogg Ranch near Pomona, designed by Myron Hunt and H. C. Chambers; Walter H. Seavey residence in San Marino, designed by David Ogilvie; H. B. Landreth residence in Pasadena by David Ogilivie; J. C. Anderson residence in Los Angeles by Wallace Neff; Richard B. Fudger residence in Los Angeles by Roland Coate; and many more. These lovely Californian residences all featured Crane Co. plumbing fixtures, but only one bathroom was photographed for the book. These early issues of Architectural Digest are not to be confused with its later incarnations. The early years are California-centric, scarce, and desirable. (21141)   $125.00
12.
American Country Houses of Today 1913
Cram, Ralph Adams [Preface]
[Building as Envelope]. Cram, Ralph Adams [Preface]. American Country Houses of Today 1913. New York: Architectural Book Publishing Co., 1913. First edition. Quarto, pp. viii, 189, illustrated with b/w photos, drawings, and floor plans. Page 7 has some marks where the preceding page stuck to it and was pulled apart later. Cloth over Boards. Very Good.

Organic and consistent homes in 1913, with practical, serviceable, and convenient details. They have an architectural quality that betrays the hand trained in sound schools; outwardly, whatever their stylistic analogies, they are manifestly emanations from their plans, and the result is as vital as the great domestic building of the 16th and 17th centuries. Ralph Cram was a prolific and influential American architect of collegiate and ecclesiastical buildings, often in the Gothic Revival style. Scarce volume documenting a variety of American country houses designed by many of the leading architects of the day. (21140)   $95.00
13.
Gateways & Doorways of Charleston, South Carolina
in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries
Curtis, Elizabeth Gibbon
[Southern US]. Curtis, Elizabeth Gibbon. Gateways & Doorways of Charleston, South Carolina in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries. New York: Bonanza, (1926). Reissue. Quarto, pp. 67, illustrated with b/w photographs. Cloth over Boards, tan. Very Good in Very Good DJ.

Charleston is one of the great cities of the South that has preserved the character of Colonial days. House after house stands much as it did during Revolutionary times, and the people of Charleston have recognized the value of the old houses, their historic doorways and ironwork, and have organized committees to preserve the city - so far as possible - as it was in the early days. Although several examples of the architecture pictured in this book have disappeared, this city still is an expression of the life of the founders of this country. An invaluable record of the architecture of the 18th and 19th centuries. (21130)           $40.00
14.
Year Book 1912 The Los Angeles Architectural Club
The Los Angeles Architectural Club
[American]. The Los Angeles Architectural Club. Year Book 1912 The Los Angeles Architectural Club Third Exhibition, Under the Auspices of the Architectural League of the Pacific Coast. Los Angeles, CA: The Los Angeles Architectural Club, 1912. First edition. Quarto, pp. np, ~150, illustrated with b/w architectural drawings and photographs. Decorated Boards. Very Good, moderate wear to backstrip and corners.

A beautiful selection of works by Californian architects such as Greene and Greene, Myron Hunt, and Elmer Grey, both inside and outside the state. There are also some European sketches done by one of the members of the club. This is the first yearbook that we've been able to offer from the Los Angeles Architectural Club of any year, and is currently the only copy available for sale anywhere. (21127)   $150.00
15.
An Age of Barns
Sloane, Eric
[American History]. Sloane, Eric. An Age of Barns. New York: Funk & Wagnalls, 1967. First edition. Rectangular Quarto, pp. nn ca 100, illustrations by the author in pen & ink line drawings. Throughout the book is a selection of 8 of Sloane's works in full color, which are preceded by their individual captions. Gift inscription dated 1969 inside front cover. Original Cloth. Very Good in Tape-Repaired DJ.

This book takes us from the birth of the American Barn in the 1600's and shows us the progress through the ages. It also shows different roof styles, and hardware as well as how to "raise" a barn. One of the better barn books, for many reasons, not the least of which is Sloane's accurate line drawings abundantly scattered about the text. (21126)   $45.00
16.
New England Reflections 1882-1907: Photographs by the Howes Brothers, plus 4 Howes Brothers cabinet card photographs
Newman, Alan B. [Editor]
[New England]. Newman, Alan B. [Editor]. New England Reflections 1882-1907: Photographs by the Howes Brothers, plus 4 Howes Brothers cabinet card photographs. New York: Pantheon Books, 1981. First edition. Small quarto, pp ~180 [np], illustrated with b/w photographs. Signed by a previous owner on the endpapers in 1982, with a short description of the book. Each cabinet card is 6.5" x 4.25" and portrays a home with people standing in front of it. Boards. Very Good in Very Good Mylar-Protected DJ secured with cellophane tape.

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." It's a wonderful rarity that we've been able to secure four original photographs by the Howes Brothers to offer with this title, with views of Ashfield and Turners Falls, Massachusetts. (21122)   $100.00
17.
Santa Barbara Adobes
Cullimore, Clarence
[California]. Cullimore, Clarence. Santa Barbara Adobes. Santa Barbara, CA: Santa Barbara Book Publishing Company, 1948. First edition. Small quarto, pp. xxiii, 225. Illustrated with b/w drawings. Cloth over Boards. Very Good in Very Good Mylar-Protected DJ.

A truly unique book, beautifully illustrated. In it, old Santa Barbara lives again. The author graduated from the University of California and received M. Arch. from the University of Southern California. He was an authority on old adobes and scientific new adobe construction, and taught architecture at Bakersfield, California high school and college. He was a feature writer for Los Angeles Times and various magazines, and was a fellow in the American Institute of Architects. (21112)   $75.00
18.
1913 Year Book of the San Francisco Architectural Club
The San Francisco Architectural Club
[California]. The San Francisco Architectural Club. 1913 Year Book of the San Francisco Architectural Club Sixth Exhibition under the auspices of the Architectural League of the Pacific Coast. San Francisco, CA: The San Francisco Architectural Club, 1913. First edition. Quarto, np ~150, illustrated with b/w photographs and drawings, with color frontispiece. Decorated Boards. Very Good, front external hinge cracked near crown.

This is the first time we've been able to offer a year book from the San Francisco Architectural Club. This issue featured many buildings from the Panama Pacific International Exhibition, plus other California projects by members of the club, such as San Francisco City Hall, Civic Center, a fraternity house at Berkeley, a mausoleum, several private residences, and much more. A beautiful snapshot in time of architectural projects in California in the early 20th century. (21109)   $120.00
19.
Ornament at Harvard
O'Connor, John T.
[Harvard]. O'Connor, John T. Ornament at Harvard. Cambridge, MA: Next Publications, 1986. First edition. Octavo, pp. 78, illustrated with b/w photographs. Perfect Bound. Very Good.

The book is divided into sections describing metal, stone, print, glass and ceramic ornament at Harvard. Each ornament is accompanied by text describing the creator, the date it was made, where it is located, and other details about its history. A great gift for the Harvard graduate in your life. (21106)   $30.00
Architecture and History
20.
A Book of Architectural and Decorative Drawings
Goodhue, Bertram Grosvenor
[Architecture]. Goodhue, Bertram Grosvenor. A Book of Architectural and Decorative Drawings. New York: Architectural Book Publishing, 1924. Second Printing. Folio (12.5" x 17"), pp. ~125, illustrated with b/w drawings. Half-Leather. Very Good, light water staining to one corner.

The author was an American architect celebrated for his work in Gothic Revival and Spanish Colonial Revival design. He also designed notable typefaces. He is credited with creating a distinctive interpretation of Spanish Colonial architecture into the Spanish Colonial Revival Style as a dominant Californian regional vernacular, and also directly influenced the dominance of the Spanish Colonial Revival style in major public and private architecture of 1920s Hawaii. The first part of this book focuses on his architectural design, and the second part of this book features his decorative designs. A beautiful homage to Goodhue's career. (21159)   $175.00
21.
The Architecture of John Wellborn Root
Hoffmann, Donald
[Architectural Monograph]. Hoffmann, Donald. The Architecture of John Wellborn Root. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins Press, 1973. Second edition. Small quarto, pp. xviii, 263, indexed, illustrated with b/w photographs. Cloth over Boards. Very Good in Very Good DJ.

The office of Burnham & Root was pre-eminent during the early years of the Chicago School of commercial architecture. As the designing partner, John Root pioneered in developing the distinctively American type of building, the commercial skyscraper, of which his Rookery, Monadnock Block, and Mills Building are outstanding examples. The first intensive study of Root's career. (21157)   $30.00
22.
Yesterday's Houses of Tomorrow:
Innovative American Homes 1850 to 1950
Jandl, H. Ward
[Architectural History]. Jandl, H. Ward. Yesterday's Houses of Tomorrow: Innovative American Homes 1850 to 1950. Washington DC: Preservation Press, 1991. First edition. Quarto, pp. 216, indexed, illustrated with b/w photos, drawings, and plans. Boards. Very Good in Very Good DJ.

A look at 12 American houses that were designed to be prototypes of the future, by a luminary in the field of historical preservation. A wonderful book for anyone interested in how America's fascination with innovation and "living in the future" impacts architecture and design. Thoroughly researched and documented. (21156)   $45.00
23.
Architectural Detailing Simplified
Hornbostel, Caleb
[Architectural Drawing]. Hornbostel, Caleb. Architectural Detailing Simplified. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall Press, 1985. First edition. Quarto, pp. 171, indexed, illustrated with b/w architectural specification drawings. Decorated Boards. Very Good.

This book was developed to show working drawing details of a wide scope of architectural details, to prepare aspiring architects with hands-on knowledge of how to combine theory, design, and reality. All of the details used in the book have been built and in use for long enough periods of time to prove their effectiveness and practicality. A guide book that stimulates the student to analyze basic problems and possible solutions in an innovative, creative way for both conventional and new materials and structural systems. (21146)   $25.00
24.
Elements of Form & Design in Classic Architecture
Stratton, Arthur
[Architectural History]. Stratton, Arthur. Elements of Form & Design in Classic Architecture shown in exterior & interior motives collated from fine buildings of all time on one hundred plates. London: B. T. Batsford Ltd, 1925. First edition. Quarto, pp. 239, indexed, illustrated w/ b/w architectural drawings.Signed neatly by a previous owner on the front endpaper. Cloth over Boards. Very Good.

This book is a useful and informative read for students, historians or anyone with an interest in classic architecture. Setting out the geometrical principles which have guided architects since the times of ancient Greece and Rome, with the aid of numerous black and white photos and line drawings, chapters expand upon the construction of circular, semi-circular, elliptical, square and octagonal plans; vestibules, staircases, pavilions, facades, porticos, arches and more. The author was a leading architectural historian of the time, with additional expertise in Renaissance and Baroque styles. (21139)   $50.00
25.
Houses: Permanence and Prefabrication
Anthony, Hugh
[Architecture]. Anthony, Hugh. Houses: Permanence and Prefabrication. London: Pleiades Books, 1945. First edition. Small quarto, pp. 64, illustrated with b/w drawings and photographs. Signed by a previous owner in 1946 in ink inside front cover. Cloth over Boards. Very Good in Very Good DJ.

England needed four million houses immediately after WWII. Such a program obviously called for wider and more imaginative use of the improved building methods and techniques that were developed in the years preceding the war, but were still unfamiliar to the public. This book attempts to define more clearly such terms as prefabrication, temporary housing, mass production, etc., to trace their history, and to set out in simple form the real problems involved in housing - social, technical and financial. There is no technical difficulty in the way of producing the houses needed in the quantities and of the quality required. The brake on the wheel is a political one - the fear and ignorance of obstructive and sectional interests. Hard to find in the US; this is our first time offering it. (21129) $40.00
26.
The Second Exhibition of the Portland Architectural Club:
Year Book 1910
The Portland Architectural Club
[American]. The Portland Architectural Club. The Second Exhibition of the Portland Architectural Club: Year Book 1910. Portland, OR: Irwin-Hodson Company, 1910. First edition. Quarto, pp. np, ~80, illustrated with b/w architectural drawings and photographs. Signed by a previous owner inside the front cover. Decorated Boards. Good; front endpaper torn away.

An attractive selection of existing and proposed buildings designed by members of the club, located mostly in Oregon and Washington, plus some London views and Beaux-Arts projects. This is the first time we're offering a year book from this club. (21133)     $100.00
27.
Ogden Codman and the Decoration of Houses - signed by Metcalf
Metcalf, Pauline C. [Editor]
[Interiors]. Metcalf, Pauline C. [Editor]. Ogden Codman and the Decoration of Houses - signed by Pauline Metcalf. Boston: Boston Athenaeum, 1988. First edition. Quarto, pp. 208, indexed, illustrated with 26 color and nearly 200 b/w images. Signed by Pauline Metcalf on the title page. Cloth over Boards with tipped in lithographic illustration. Near Fine in Near Fine Dust Jacket.

This volume celebrates the influential career of an architect and interior decorator whose interpretation of the classical style provided America's Gilded Age with a shining and memorable legacy. Best known for his collaboration with Edith Warton in the seminal book The Decoration of Houses, Codman was a major force in the colonial revival movement that transformed America in the late 19th century. His influence is seen everywhere today, from The Breakers of Newport to the elegant New York town houses he designed for the fashionable merchant princes of New York. This is a thorough study of Codman's New England roots, the milieu in which he worked, and the variety of his elegant designs. Beautifully illustrated and comprehensively researched, this volume of essays considers Codman's oeuvre from perspectives well beyond the context of his classic book. (21123)   $45.00
28.
Soundspace: Architecture for Sound and Vision
Grueneisen, Peter
[Engineering]. Grueneisen, Peter. Soundspace: Architecture for Sound and Vision. Basel, Switzerland: Birkhauser, 2003. First edition. Quarto, pp. 240, illustrated with b/w and color drawings and photographs. Decorated Boards. Near Fine.

Architecture and music share many parallel and intersecting elements. Space, sound and vision are connected and resonate in many ways when they coincide. Recent developments in the music, film and media industries have given rise to new building types for audio and visual media. These projects require a comprehensive approach from various disciplines to bridge architecture, art and technology. (21103)   $35.00
29.
Architecture Magazine, August 1927
Charles Scribner's Sons
[Architecture]. Charles Scribner's Sons. Architecture Magazine, August 1927 Volume LVI Number 2. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1927. First edition. Quarto, pp. ~190, illustrated with b/w photographs, specification drawings, and period advertising. Perfect Bound. Very Good; moderate edgewear, 1" tear to backstrip.

Articles include mural painting in America, sketches of Old New Orleans, planning out from the house (landscape architecture), Yale's War Memorial, Colonial Philadelphia, a portfolio of door hardware, and many attractive period advertisements. In very nice condition for its age. (21101)   $60.00
30.
Architecture of the Well-Tempered Environment
Banham, Reyner
[Architectural History]. Banham, Reyner. Architecture of the Well-Tempered Environment. London: Architectural Press, 1969. First UK edition. Square small octavo, pp 295, illustrated with b/w photographs and architectural drawings . Cloth over Boards, grey. Near Fine in Very Good DJ.

A study of the artificial control of built spaces, including heating and air-conditioning systems and electricity. (16872)   $30.00
31.
Words and Buildings: The Art and Practice of Public Lettering
Kinneir, Jock
[Architectural History]. Kinneir, Jock. Words and Buildings: The Art and Practice of Public Lettering. New York: Whitney, 1980. First edition. Quarto, pp. 191, indexed, illustrated with b/w photographs. Cloth over Boards. Very Good in Very Good DJ.

An excellent book on exterior architectural graphics, street signage and building numbers and names. Profusely illustrated with striking b/w photography. Includes valuable information for the architect and builder such as design criteria, legibility and compatibility of materials. An invaluable resource for designers. (8114)   $80.00
International
32.
La Villa Moderne [The Modern Villa]
Bourgeois, Th.
[International]. Bourgeois, Th. La Villa Moderne [The Modern Villa] 100 plates giving the plans, facades and detailed specifications of one hundred houses preceded by a small treatise on the construction of country houses. Paris: Librairie Centrale des Beaux-Arts, nd. c. 1890. First edition. Quarto, pp. 245, illustrated with b/w architectural drawings and floor plans. Text in French. Half-Leather with Marbled Boards and Endpapers. Very Good.

A beautiful book featuring many gorgeous 19th century homes in France. Each plate is accompanied by a description of construction and an accounting of the price to build. (21168)   $160.00
33.
Venetian Houses and Details
Wiener, Samuel G.
[International]. Wiener, Samuel G. Venetian Houses and Details. New York: Architectural Book Publishing Company, 1929. First edition. Quarto, pp. 168, illustrated with b/w photographic plates. A gift inscription dated 1934 is written neatly on the front endpaper. Cloth over Boards. Very Good in Good Mylar-Protected DJ.

The domestic architecture of Venice represents an unbroken tradition of eight or nine hundred years, to which every style from the Byzantine to the Baroque has made its contribution without interrupting continuity. The palaces of the Canal, the villas of the terra firma, even the simple farm houses, are full of suggestion, not only in composition, but in the sympathetic handling of materials. Any student of design will welcome the assemblage of photographs and sketches that the author has brought together in this volume. Particularly interesting are the detailed photographs of single features, such as windows, balconies, balustrades, doors, together with sketches of chimney tops, ironwork, and other elements. This is the first time we've been able to offer this interesting book, and it is a delight that it has come to us with its dust jacket. (21155)   $75.00
34.
Modern Opera Houses and Theatres (Vol 1)
Sachs, Edwin O. and Ernest A. E. Woodrow
[Architecture]. Sachs, Edwin O. and Ernest A. E. Woodrow. Modern Opera Houses and Theatres (Vol 1). New York: Arno Press, 1981. Reprint of 1896 edition. Folio, pp. xvi, 60, with 93 illustrations and photographs in the text, plus 152 b/w plates of architectural drawings. Mild ex-library markings. Cloth over Boards. Very Good.

Opera houses and theatres in Austria, Hungary, Germany, Great Britain, Holland, Belgium, Norway, Sweden, and Russia. Absolutely gorgeous! (21114)   $125.00
35.
Notre-Dame of Noyon in the Twelfth Century
Seymour, Charles, Jr.
[Architectural History]. Seymour, Charles, Jr. Notre-Dame of Noyon in the Twelfth Century A Study in the Early Development of Gothic Architecture. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1939. First edition. Quarto, pp. xxi, 202, indexed, fold-out map, illustrated with b/w drawings and 111 b/w photographic plates. Boards. Very Good, mild ex-library.

This study of the Noyon Cathedral, one of the key monuments in the early development of Gothic art, covers the time from its design in the 12th century to its completion in the years neighboring 1235 or 1240. This book is intended to give the basis for renewed study and appreciation which both the cathedral and its period deserve. (12195)   $45.00
Old House Journal Reference Library
36.
Charles Rennie Mackintosh Textile Designs
Billcliffe, Roger
[Design]. Billcliffe, Roger. Charles Rennie Mackintosh Textile Designs. San Francisco, CA: Pomegranate Artbooks, 1993. First edition. Quarto, pp. 112, illustrated with color photographs. Boards. Very Good in Very Good DJ.

One of the reasons that Charles Rennie Mackintosh's work with textiles is not so widely known - unlike his architecture, furniture and his watercolors - is that very few of his fabrics can now be bought. Fortunately, a large group of his original drawings for the textile firms of Foxton's and Sefton's, designed during his stay in Chelsea between 1915 and 1923, have survived. In this book, the author shows that with the furniture and interior designs made after 1915 the textile designs form a whole new style for Mackintosh. From the Old House Journal reference library. (21154)   $30.00
37.
The Mackintosh Style: Design and Decor
Wilhide, Elizabeth
[Design]. Wilhide, Elizabeth. The Mackintosh Style: Design and Decor. San Francisco, CA: Chronicle Books, 1995. First edition. Small quarto, pp. 160, indexed, illustrated with color photographs. Cloth over Boards. Very Good in Very Good DJ.

This book celebrates the work of one of the most influential figures in modern design. Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Scotland's greatest architect and designer, was remarkable for the wide range of his achievements and the clarity of his vision. His work - from architectural masterpieces on a public and domestic scale to innovative interior decorations and designs for furniture to the most delicate household utensils - is of exceptional elegance and refinement, revealing an incomparable talent of great originality. From the Old House Journal reference library. (21153)   $30.00
38.
American Classicist: The Architecture of Philip Trammell Shutze
Dowling, Elizabeth Meredith; photography by Timothy Hursley
[Architectural Monograph]. Dowling, Elizabeth Meredith; photography by Timothy Hursley. American Classicist: The Architecture of Philip Trammell Shutze. New York: Rizzoli, 1989. First edition. Quarto, pp. xiv, 239, indexed, illustrated with b/w and color photographs. Paperback. Very Good.

In a career that spanned the first half of the 20th century, Philip Trammell Shutze produced over 750 architectural works. Because his production was so large, this first book to examine his buildings concentrates on the more important ones, which as a body represent an architectural achievement of a very high order of refinement, grace, and beauty. From the Old House Journal reference library. (21152)   $40.00
39.
Richard Norman Shaw
Saint, Andrew
[Architectural Monograph]. Saint, Andrew. Richard Norman Shaw. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1977. Second Printing. Octavo, pp. 487, indexed, illustrated with 288 b/w photographs and drawings. Paperback. Very Good.

Long considered to be one of the most outstanding architectural biographies of the late 20th century, Saint shows what an original architect Shaw (1831-1912) was, in addition to being a master stylist. From the Old House Journal reference library. (21151)   $50.00
40.
The Spirit of H.H. Richardson on the Midland Prairies
Larson, Paul Clifford [Editor] with Susan M. Brown
[Architectural History]. Larson, Paul Clifford [Editor] with Susan M. Brown. The Spirit of H.H. Richardson on the Midland Prairies Regional Transformations of Architectural Style. Ames, Iowa: Iowa State University Press, 1988. Stated First Edition. Small quarto, pp. 173, indexed, illustrated with b/w and color photographs. Oversized Paperback. Very Good.

The essays in this book recreate the context in which Henry Hobson Richardson's work was built, and they interpret the designs of regional architects and builders who extracted elements, patterns of composition, and forms from the master. Although Richardson's work is found to be generally appropriate to the land and the time period, the region's towns and cities use Richardson in different ways, their motives varying according to their aesthetic and political needs. The forces that determined prairie cities - such as systems of transportation and commerce - are examined in detail. The essayists also look at the land and its resources and their role in urbanization, in settlement patterns, and in the overall appearance of towns across the grasslands. From the Old House Journal reference library. (21150)   $25.00
41.
Sir Gilbert Scott (1811-1878) Architect of the Gothic Revival
Litten, Julian; David Cole; S. E. Dykes Bower; Gavin Stamp
[Architectural Monograph]. Litten, Julian; David Cole; S. E. Dykes Bower; Gavin Stamp. Sir Gilbert Scott (1811-1878) Architect of the Gothic Revival. London: Victoria and Albert Museum, 1978. First edition. Octavo, pp. 30, illustrated with b/w photographs. Staplebound Wraps. Very Good; some adhesive stains on the cover.

This catalog accompanied the exhibition of Scott's work at the Victoria and Albert Museum in 1978. It contains a short biography of Scott, a listing and description of his buildings, the restoration of the cathedrals, and an account of his practice, his office, and his heirs. From the Old House Journal reference library. (21149)   $20.00
42.
Archimedes Russell Upstate Architect
Hardin, Evamaria; photographs by Jane Courtney Frisse
[Architectural Monograph]. Hardin, Evamaria; photographs by Jane Courtney Frisse. Archimedes Russell Upstate Architect. Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press, 1980. Stated First Edition. Octavo, pp. xiii, 92, illustrated with b/w photographs. Perfect Bound. Very Good.

The geographical location of Syracuse, its industry and especially its location on the Erie Canal, were factors propitious for its growth and development as an industrial center within New York State. After the Civil War, Syracuse experienced a building boom which offered unusual possibilities for the builder-architect. Although there was an increase of formal education for architects during the second half of the nineteenth century, many regional architects learned their trade in the office of an architect or of a builder-architect; the distinctions were not always finely drawn. One of these architects was Archimedes Russell, who came to Syracuse from New England in 1862. Russell became an extremely prolific architect. With about 700 commissions to his credit he played a large role in shaping the physical environment of Central New York. An attractive selection of his architectural legacy is presented in this book, illustrating ten of the styles in which he worked. From the Old House Journal reference library. (21148)   $20.00
43.
Bicycle Around the World
Svendsen, Linda
[Travel]. Svendsen, Linda. Bicycle Around the World. Salt Lake City, UT: Gibbs Smith, 2002. Stated First Edition. Octavo, pp. 416, illustrated with color photographs. Decorated Wraps. Very Good.

In our car-crazed world, the bicycle is the one mode of transportation that is powered by the human spirit. Whether hauling groceries, racing the speedometer to strengthen performance, or touring through the countryside, riding a bike is a statement of independence and self-determination. The images in this book capture the bike around the world in its myriad forms, frames, and fascinations. (21143)   $35.00
Construction Methods and Materials
44.
Quantities: A Text-Book in Tabulated Form for the use of Architects, Surveyors, & Builders
Fletcher, Banister
[Building Trades]. Fletcher, Banister. Quantities: A Text-Book in Tabulated Form for the use of Architects, Surveyors, & Builders with special chapters on cubing, priced schedules, grouping, repairs, methods adopted in the north, the law, etc., and complete examples of taking-off, abstracting, and billing in all trades with numerous formulae, rules and memoranda. London: B.T. Batsford, 1903. Seventh edition. 12 mo (4.75" x 7.5"), pp. xiv, 458, indexed, illustrated with 10 plates and72 illustrations in the text, 12 pages of publisher's advertising. Original Brown Cloth w/gilt title & embossed design. Good, rubbing at extremities.

Scarce, very useful book. Chock full of timely (1903) data for architects and builders (10653)   $40.00
45.
Frame Construction Details
National Lumber Manufacturers Association, Chicago, IL
[Wood]. National Lumber Manufacturers Association. Frame Construction Details. Chicago, IL: National Lumber Manufacturers Association, 1923. Second edition. Quarto, pp. 28, illustrated with b/w architectural drawings. Cover signed heavily in pencil by a previous owner. Decorated Wraps. Good; front cover detached, 1" mouse nibble at top of backstrip.

The purpose of these plates is to deal with practical problems arising in the construction of frame buildings; to serve as a guide to those engaged in actual construction work; to prospective builders, to architects, and to students of architecture and building construction in the preparation of drawings. Each right-hand page holds an image; the left-hand page is left blank for notes by the reader. Scarce; this is the first time we've had a copy of this title for sale. (21142)   $60.00
46.
Plastering Skills
Van der Branden, Felicien and Thomas Hartsell
[Plastering]. Van der Branden, Felicien and Thomas Hartsell. Plastering Skills With the collaboration of Old House Journal. Chicago: American Technical Society, 1984. Second edition. Octavo, pp. 543, indexed, illustrated with b/w technical drawings and photographs. Stamped by a previous owner on the title page and inside the back cover. Original Wraps. Very Good.

This text describes construction techniques from mixing materials to special surface finishes. Solutions to common plastering problems such as cracking and dryout are given. The how-to chapter on ornamental plastering is relevant for both journeymen and apprentices. A very good treatment on the subject, well illustrated and thorough. Belongs in every professional tradesman's library! (21131)             $60.00
47.
Magnestone Products
The Magnestone Company, Springfield, IL
[Building Materials]. The Magnestone Company. Magnestone Products. Springfield, IL: The Magnestone Company, nd c. 1920. First edition. Small quarto, pp. 24, illustrated with b/w photographs and color samples. Staplebound Wraps. Good; cover heavily worn and detached, text block very good.

Magnestone is a conglomerate substance used in stuccos, floorings, plaster, and other building materials - as durable as granite, with the beauty and variety of marble in its shades of color and delicate outlines. The binding ingredient is a magnesite cement, hence the name. The company sold flooring, stuccos, plaster, and decorative arts. Includes many photos of projects that used Magnestone products in their construction, and two pages of color samples for their conglomerate. (21134) $90.00
48.
Building Linoleum Business:
Describing the Armstrong Selling Helps for Retailers
Armstrong Cork Company, Linoleum Department, Lancaster, PA
[Flooring]. Armstrong Cork Company, Linoleum Department. Building Linoleum Business Describing the Armstrong Selling Helps for Retailers. Lancaster, PA: Armstrong Cork Co., 1918. Original edition. Quarto, pp. 64, indexed, illustrated with b/w photographs. Staplebound Wraps. Very Good.

This book is packed with advertising, display and merchandising ideas for merchants who carried Armstrong's linoleum products. Sample letters, cut-out displays, window signs, felt pennants, booklets, folders, pattern books, sample books, and more. The photos of the window displays are especially attractive. Scarce window into WWI-era advertising practices. (21135) $90.00
49.
The Lumberman's Hand Book
Judson, W. B.
[Wood]. Judson, W. B. The Lumberman's Hand Book. Chicago, IL: Northwestern Lumberman, 1881. Revised. 24mo, pp. 189, indexed, illustrated with b/w drawings, plus trade advertising. Full Leather. Good; only 1" of leather on backstrip remaining.

Chapters on lumber inspection and grading, log measurements, shingle manufacture, building hints, planing-mill machinery, laws, and more. A highlight is a beautifully illustrated section on rural architecture, with 27 floor plans and perspective drawings of the exteriors. Scarce; this is the first time we've been able to offer this title. (21113)   $70.00
50.
Victorian Ceramic Tiles
Barnard, Julian
[Tiles and Pottery]. Barnard, Julian. Victorian Ceramic Tiles. New York: Mayflower Books, 1979. Reprint. Small quarto, pp. 184, indexed, illustrated with b/w and color photographs. Cloth over Boards. Very Good in Very Good DJ.

Victorian ceramic tiles represent an early attempt to provide mass-produced decoration for the popular market. During the 19th century, the traditional art of tile making became an industrial process and as such was an important adjunct to the changing styles of Victorian architecture and design. The author traces the growth of the tile industry, with development of production techniques, and describes the work of the pioneers in Britain and America. The wide variety of illustrations and the comprehensive section on collecting tiles make this book the standard reference work. (21111)   $30.00
51.
Official Worcester Building, Zoning and Plumbing Ordinances (3 vols)
Public Buildings Department, Worcester, MA
[Building Specifications]. Public Buildings Department, Worcester, MA. Official Worcester Building, Zoning and Plumbing Ordinances (3 vols) relating to building inspection and restricting kind and size of buildings in districts, fire protection, plumbing inspection, supervision of wires, etc. Worcester, MA: Building Laws Co., 1935-1936, 1941, 1948. First edition. 12 mo, pp 230, 310, 538, indexed. Detailed specifications and trade advertisements in b/w on cover and throughout the volumes. Perfect Bound. Very Good.

Topics include heating, plumbing, gas, electricity, elevator wiring, excavations, foundations, piling walls, loads, stresses, water, sanitation drainage, floors, roofs, signs, boilers and furnaces, fireproofing, fire protection and more. (21110)   $40.00
52.
Details of Building Construction
Martin, Clarence A.
[Building Trades]. Martin, Clarence A. Details of Building Construction. Boston: Bates & Guild, 1914. First edition, later printing (Eighth Thousand). Quarto, pp. 4, plus 33 plates. Ex-library markings. Library Binding in Buckram. Very Good.

Written by a professor of architecture at Cornell, it was created to present to his students as part of his course on architectural construction. A nice book: most plates include multiple diagrams. Details include several types of windows, dormers, doors and door frames, cornices, stairs and fireplace. (21108)   $60.00
53.
The Complete Manual of Wood Veneering
Lincoln, W. A.
[Wood]. Lincoln, W. A. The Complete Manual of Wood Veneering. London: Stobard & Son Ltd., 1984. First edition. Small quarto, pp. 400, indexed, illustrated with b/w photographs and drawings, and several color plates. Boards. Very Good in Good DJ.

This is the first full-length, illustrated study of the art and practice of wood veneering. This highly practical manual covers all aspects of the subject from the selection and storage of the veneers, through every conceivable stage in their application, to the preparation of the completed piece ready for finishing. A must for all woodworkers and craftsmen, whatever their level of expertise. (21107)   $25.00
Pattern Books
54.
Beautiful Wardway Homes
Montgomery Ward & Co.
[Pattern Book]. Montgomery Ward & Co. Beautiful Wardway Homes. Chicago, IL: Montgomery Ward & Co., 19230. Quarto, pp. 108, indexed, illustrated with b/w architectural drawings and floor plans. Color Pictorial Wraps. Good; front cover detached, missing back cover; one page has several sections scissored away, light pencil marks throughout.

Over 60 home exteriors and a few garages are illustrated, with floor plans and descriptions of the interior. A few pages are devoted to advertising of plumbing, heating, and lighting needed to finish the interior of the home. A valuable resource for anyone with a Wardway home. (21165)   $85.00
55.
Distinctive Small Homes
Rosebrook, Guy L.
[Pattern Book]. Rosebrook, Guy L. Distinctive Small Homes. Glendale, CA: Griffin-Patterson Company, 1945. Later printing. Quarto, pp. 64. Illustrated with b/w exterior home drawings and floor plans. Cover reinforced with book repair tape. Staplebound Wraps. Very Good.

This is the seventh of Rosebrook's "Distinctive Small Homes" books. In 1938, a group of lumbermen interested the architect in publishing his first book, to furnish drawings and specifications for small home builders who wanted a better-than-average low cost house. Through constant revision, this book represents a fairly true cross-section of several thousand letters of criticism and requests for small homes. Rosebrook did not present extreme modernism in his architecture, but instead stuck to ranch and other traditional styles suitable for the California climate. A handsome look at post-WWII residential design. (21164)   $80.00
56.
Already Cut Houses
Norwood Sash and Door Mfg. Co., Cincinnati, OH
[Pattern Book]. Norwood Sash and Door Mfg. Co. Already Cut Houses. Cincinnati, OH: Norwood Sash and Door Mfg. Co., 1917. First edition. Quarto, pp. 44. Illustrated with b/w exterior home drawings and floor plans. Order form laid in. Color Pictorial Wraps. Very Good.

This Midwestern company supplied all the lumber, roofing, doors, windows, hardware, painting materials, siding, ceiling, flooring, etc. to create these beautiful, affordable homes.All pieces were numbered and cut to size and ready for assembly. Well illustrated and rare; this is our first offering of this title. (21163)   $180.00
57.
Homes of To-Day or Modern Examples of Moderate Cost Houses
Smith, Frank L.
[Pattern Book]. Smith, Frank L. Homes of To-Day or Modern Examples of Moderate Cost Houses Vol. II, No. 4. Boston: Frank L. Smith, October 1889. First edition. Small quarto, pp. 40, indexed, illustrated with b/w drawings of perspective home exteriors with their floor plans, plus period advertisements. Perfect Bound. Very Good, 1" hole in back cover.

Contains 13 building designs of stunning Victorian buildings, from five room cottages to a ten-room house, plus one two-family house of seven rooms each. Beautifully illustrated. Scarce (21104)   $130.00
Trade Catalogs
58.
New and Improved Store Front Construction in Solid Bronze or Copper
The Kawneer Company, Niles, MI
[Windows]. The Kawneer Company. New and Improved Store Front Construction in Solid Bronze or Copper Catalog M, A.I.A. File No. 26-b-1. Niles, MI: The Kawneer Co., 1929. First edition. Quarto, pp. 63, indexed, illustrated with b/w photographs and architectural drawings. Decorated Stock Covers, blue. Very Good.

A distinctive and uncommon publication displaying beautiful specimens of highly ornamental store fronts in photographs and with special attention to the details. A supplementary section shows a variety of metal products that are not directly associated with store fronts, such as solid nickel-silver and bronze doors, shower bath doors, and window; window ventilators, reversible window fixtures, and steel mouldings. (21170)   $125.00
59.
Columbia Book of Yard Rugs No. 30
William H. Horstmann Company, Philadelphia, PA
[Carpets]. William H. Horstmann Company. Columbia Book of Yard Rugs No. 30. Philadelphia, PA: William H. Horstmann Company, 1925. First edition. Small quarto, pp. 39, illustrated with color drawings. Signed neatly by a previous owner on the title page. Center four pages have pulled free of the staples, but are present and undamaged. Original Staplebound Wraps. Very Good, moderate edgewear to cover.

This book shows 21 attractive rugs and hassocks which can be made economically, easily and quickly by the Columbia method of yard rug making. Some of the patterns faithfully reproduce the designs and colors of rare and beautiful old rugs now in museums and private collections. Some of them are fashioned after Navaho motifs for the cottage or bungalow; other designs include Oriental and Colonial. Includes directions on how to make a rug with Columbia supplies. (21144)   $50.00
60.
Automatic Fire Escape
The Automatic Fire Escape Company, Tilton, NH
[Building Materials]. The Automatic Fire Escape Company. Automatic Fire Escape. Tilton, NH: Columbia Mantel Co., nd c. 1915. First edition. Small quarto, pp. 7, illustrated with b/w drawings. Staplebound Wraps. Very Good.

A quick escape from fire in all classes of buildings is imperative. Various kinds of fire escapes, other than the regulation iron ladders attached to buildings, existed at the time, which employed ropes, pulleys, rubber, and elastic seats and springs, but they were not automatic. They required quick thought and action to operate, and people in a burning building are often not clear-headed. With this company's system, all the person had to do was slip the life belt over the shoulders and let the body weight operate the machine. A clever innovation that was indestructible and dependable. This is the first time we've offered anything on fire escapes. (21132)            $30.00
61.
Iron and Steel Automotive Equipment and Heavy Hardware 1854-1930
N. H. Bragg & Sons, Bangor, ME
[Hardware]. N. H. Bragg & Sons. Iron and Steel Automotive Equipment and Heavy Hardware 1854-1930 Catalog E. Bangor, ME: N. H. Bragg & Sons, 1930. First printing. Small quarto, pp. xviii, 170, indexed, illustrated with b/w drawings. Perfect Bound. Very Good.

Bragg offered iron and steel, tools, heavy hardware, garage equipment, replacement parts, radio sets and much more. Well illustrated, comprehensive and packed with so many interesting items ... the index alone is 14 pages long! This is the first time we've been able to offer anything from this Maine company. (21124)   $50.00
62.
Morgan Blue Book and Official Red Star Catalogue
Morgan Millwork Company, Baltimore, MD
[Millwork]. Morgan Millwork Company. Morgan Blue Book and Official Red Star Catalogue Number 1006 Season 1916. Baltimore, MD: Morgan Millwork Company, 1914. Original edition. Small octavo, pp. 284, illustrated with b/w drawings. Decorated Wraps. Very Good.

A very beautiful trade catalog, with hundreds of millwork illustrations, art glass, fireplace mantels, stair newels, embossed mouldings, etc. Very scarce; this is the first time we've been able to offer this. (21120)   $50.00
63.
Vivatone Awnings
A. L. Sereni, Philadelphia, PA
[Window Treatments]. A. L. Sereni. Vivatone Awnings. Philadelphia, PA: A. L. Sereni, nd c. 1935. Original edition. 3.25" x 6.25" brochure, folds out to 6.5" x 6.25", illustrated with color lithography. Brochure. Very Good.

This is the first time we've seen this lovely advertisement for Vivatone woven awnings. Includes a chart of five fabric color options. (21119)   $35.00
64.
Built-In Baths: Solid Porcelain and Enameled Iron
J. L. Mott Iron Works, New York, NY
[Plumbing]. J. L. Mott Iron Works. Built-In Baths: Solid Porcelain and Enameled Iron. New York: J. L. Mott Iron Works, 1912. Original edition. Octavo, pp. 11, illustrated with b/w drawings. Staplebound Wraps. Very Good; cover partially detached.

When residential owners desired a bath tub to be built in the tile walls and floor of the bathroom at the turn of the 20th century, they turned to Mott for state-of-the-art designs. The beautiful illustrations shows tub cross sections, individual models and several fully-outfitted bathrooms with a built-in tub. Scarce; this is the first time we've had this pamphlet. (21118)   $60.00
65.
Andersen Genuine White Pine Window and Door Frames
Catalog Number 300
Andersen Corporation, Bayport, MN
[Windows]. Andersen Corporation. Andersen Genuine White Pine Window and Door Frames Catalog Number 300 A.I.A. 19e13; Detailed Information for Draughting Room and Specification Writers. Bayport, MN: Andersen Corp., 1926. Original edition. Quarto, pp 48, illustrated with architecture drawings using spot color. Staplebound Wraps. Very Good; moderate cover edge and corner wear, center page detached but present.

An attractive collection of cellar frames, double hung frames, casement frames, and outside door frames, with construction suggestions, working specifications, conversion details, and frame mouldings, caps, stops, staff beads, etc. (21117)   $80.00
66.
Catalogue and Pricelist:
Wholesale Lumber, Lath, Shingles and Millwork of Any Kind
South Chicago & Calumet Lumber Company, Chicago, IL
[Wood]. South Chicago & Calumet Lumber Company. Catalogue and Pricelist: Wholesale Lumber, Lath, Shingles and Millwork of Any Kind. Chicago, IL: South Chicago & Calumet Lumber Company, 1899. First printing. 8-page accordian fold-out pamphlet (3.75" x 8"), illustrated with b/w drawings. Folded pamphlet. Good; one page detached, some chipping and closed tears at folds.

Trade advertising from the 19th century is scarce. This is the first time we've been able to offer anything from this important Chicago lumber company. Flooring, finishing lumber, window and door frame material, ceiling and wainscoting, building paper, fence material, barn lumber and timber, drop siding, shingles, roofing, lath, and more. (21116)   $60.00
67.
A Collection of Decorative Mantels for the Fire Place
Columbia Mantel Co., Louisville, KY
[Fireplaces]. Columbia Mantel Co. A Collection of Decorative Mantels for the Fire Place. Louisville, KY: Columbia Mantel Co., 1925. First edition. Oblong small quarto, pp. 56, indexed, illustrated with b/w photographs. Staplebound Wraps. Good; moderate edgewear, cover nearly detached.

An extensive, detailed catalog of early twentieth century mantel and fireplace designs in wood. A beautiful collection of styles and finishes. This is a nice resource for preservationists, builders and designers. (21115)   $60.00
68.
Columbia Lattishades and Lattiswood Draperies
Columbia Mills Inc., Wilkes-Barre, PA
[Window Treatments]. Columbia Mills Inc. Columbia Lattishades and Lattiswood Draperies. Wilkes-Barre, PA: Columbia Mills Inc., 1953. First edition. Octavo, six samples bound in. Perfect Bound. Very good.

An unusual catalog; we've never seen this one before. Six samples in different colors of their lightweight wood window shades. The samples can be rolled up and down as they would in a window, demonstrating their flexibility and ease of movement. A nice example of a very specific product line. (21102)   $50.00
Brick and Stone
69.
Art and Architecture, or The World's Love of Stone
Hubbard, Elbert
[Arts & Crafts]. Hubbard, Elbert. Art and Architecture, or The World's Love of Stone. Aurora, NY: The Roycrofters, 1915. First edition. Octavo, pp. 32, each deckle-edged page decorated with red flourishes; b/w frontispiece. Leather Bound with ribbon bookmark bound in. Very Good.

A book that sings the praises of the use of stone in architecture. Truly a sermon to stone! The author says, "It is God's own building material. Stone is the primeval material that formed the world." The author was the founder of the Roycroft artisan community in East Aurora, NY, an influential exponent of the Arts and Crafts movement. Beautiful and scarce; this is our first time offering a copy for sale. (21125)   $75.00
70.
Through The Ages; May, 1923 to April 1924 (bound volume of 12 issues)
National Association of Marble Dealers, Baltimore, MD
[Stone]. National Association of Marble Dealers. Through The Ages; May, 1923 to April 1924 (bound volume of 12 issues). Baltimore, MD: National Assoc. of Marble Dealers, 1924. First edition. Quarto, each issue about 50 pp. Illustrated with b/w photographs. Trade advertisements in the back. Each issue has some pages neatly cut away, averaging about 10 pages per issue. Half-Leather. Very Good; some missing pages (see description).

An outstanding collection of articles on the use of marble in buildings and gardens, including stores, churches, and landmarks such as the Brown-Marx skyscraper in Birmingham, J. Hill Library in St. Paul, and the Straus building in Chicago. There are quite a few articles about international landmarks such as Karnak, Parthenon, Temple of Herod, Carrara quarrying, Temple of Zeus, Colosseum, and much more. Sections on stairways, doorways, and fireplaces and mantelpieces highlight the use of marble in the home. Excellent images of building facades, interior spaces, ornamentation and much more. Very uncommon! All-in-all, a large amount of trade material but as a defective copy, it is reflected in the price. (21105)   $80.00
Titles on Sale
71.
Little Lord Fauntleroy
Burnett, Frances Hodgson
[English]. Burnett, Frances Hodgson. Little Lord Fauntleroy. New York: Scribner's and Sons, 1887. Original edition. Octavo, pp. 210, illustrated with full-page b/w engravings and smaller b/w drawings interspersed, plus 16-page illustrated publisher's catalog bound in. Signed neatly by a previous owner on the front endpaper. Pictorial Cloth over Boards (gilt, red and black on brown cloth). Very Good, light edgewear, clean and crisp w/ NO foxing.

American-Canadian author Polly Hovath writes that this book "was the Harry Potter of his time and Frances Hodgson Burnett was as celebrated for creating him as J. K. Rowling is for Potter." The fashions in the book became popular among boys until after the turn of the 20th century. This is an unusually crisp copy of the perennial rags-to-riches classic. (6579)   $75.00
72.
Substance, Form & Color Through Concrete
Atlas Portland Cement Co.
[Concrete & Cement]. Atlas Portland Cement Co. Substance, Form & Color Through Concrete. New York: Atlas Portland Cement Co., 1924. First edition. Folio, pp. 22 plus 14 full page b/w photos and 4 full color plates (including frontis.) Decorated Boards with Gilt Lettering. Very Good, no DJ as issued. Boards weak at hinges, rubbed and worn along edges.

A beautifully produced account of the use of concrete in the construction of the Shrine of the Sacred Heart in Washington, DC. Text pages printed on heavy rag paper with deckled edges, with color borders and motifs on several pages. The color plates are particularly attractive. The text was written by F. B. Murphy of Murphy & Olmsted, Architects and by John J. Early, architectural sculptor. In addition to seven views of the church, the book contains images of other buildings in the Washington, DC area that use concrete as a building material. One of the most attractive concrete and cement trade pieces we've seen. (20989)   $70.00
73.
Dublin Decorative Plasterwork
of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries
Curran, C. P.
[Building Materials]. Curran, C. P. Dublin Decorative Plasterwork of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries. London: Alec Tiranti, 1967. First edition. Small quarto, pp. 124, plus 173 full page b/w plates. Several color plates tipped-in to the text. Index, notes, appendix of Dublin Plasterers. Boards. Near Fine in Very Good Mylar Protected Dust Jacket.

Contrary to the widely held belief that the art of stucco decoration in Ireland was mainly the work of foreigners, this sensitive and scholarly study proves the existence in Dublin of several generations of skilled artificers who had practiced their craft from an early date. The first authoritative and richly illustrated publication covering the elegance of Rococo plasterwork in Dublin. (20723)   $55.00
74.
New York Landmarks
Burnham, Alan [Editor]
[New York]. Burnham, Alan [Editor]. New York Landmarks a study & index of architecturally notable structures in greater New York. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press, 1963. First edition. Quarto, pp. 430, indexed, illustrated by b/w photographs. Signed by a previous owner inside the front cover in ink in 1965. Boards. Very Good in Very Good DJ.

This magnificent pictorial record of new York's architectural monuments is the fruit of a careful survey, undertaken by the Municipal Art Society of New York to determine which of the city's architecturally noteworthy buildings should be preserved. Here, in superb full-page photographs, are 150 of the landmarks thus designated, a group as varied in time, space, and purpose - and as exciting - as the metropolis itself. They include structures that have become synonymous with New York (the Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge), one-time private houses (Gracie Mansion, Lefferts Homestead), business structures (the Stock Exchange, Daily News Building), public buildings (City Hall, Jefferson Market Courthouse), churches, railway stations, hotels, monuments, sculpture - notable structures of every sort. These striking pictures are the work of many photographers, and each is accompanied by a description and a map showing its precise location. A valuable and beautiful portrayal of America's greatest city. (21081)   $25.00
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Making Room: Women and Architecture (Heresies 11)
Heresies Collective
[Architecture]. Heresies Collective. Making Room: Women and Architecture (Heresies 11) Vol. 3 No. 3. New York: Heresies Collective, 1981. First edition. Quarto, pp. 96, illustrated with b/w photographs. Perfect Bound. Very Good in Wraps.

Heresies is an idea-oriented journal devoted to the examination of art and politics from a feminist perspective, in the hopes that the journal would stimulate dialogue around radical political aesthetic theory, encourage the writing of the history of women, and generate new creative energies among women. In this issue devoted to the relationship between women and architecture, the authors refer to and expand on the humanist tradition of architecture through viewpoints, themes, and strategies that demonstrate how the connections between women's lives and their environment are to a large extent a consequence of political and economic actions, both in a repressive and a liberating sense. Some themes explored are: the powerlessness women feel in not being able to control their own environments; women's creative responses to domestic confines; identification of an ongoing women's culture in the home; concern for human comfort and multiplicity of use; and women in the design process. Noteworthy is a profile of architect Julia Morgan's work in California. Scarce. (21089)   $35.00
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Design in Civil Architecture
Richardson, Sir Albert E. and Hector O. Corfiato
[Building Specifications]. Richardson, Sir Albert E. and Hector O. Corfiato. Design in Civil Architecture Vol. 1 Elevational Treatments. New York: Philosophical Library, 1956. First edition. Quarto, pp. 216. Index, thoroughly illustrated with b/w elevations. Text in English, French, and Russian. Cloth over Boards. Very Good in Very Good Mylar-Protected DJ.

A collection of line drawings of elevations of public buildings throughout the world, from the Strozzi Palace to the Police Building in Copenhagen, the Grand Palace at the 1935 Brussels Exhibition, and a barracks in Italy. A valuable study on the subject. (21048)   $35.00
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Door and Window Grilles in Bronze and Iron
Ware, William Rotch [Editor]
[Metal]. Ware, William Rotch [Editor]. Door and Window Grilles in Bronze and Iron. Boston: American Architect and Building News Company, 1902. First printing. Folio, pp. 7 plus 104 full page b/w plates. Cloth over Boards. Very Good.

What a beautiful book! The detailed photographs and drawings were supplied by architects and their locations are identified. Metalwork from around the world, including United States, Holland, Bavaria, Switzerland, Italy, England, Germany, France, and much more. This is the first time we've been able to offer this scarce title. (20972)   $150.00
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Bermuda Houses
Humphries, John S.
[Caribbean]. Humphries, John S. Bermuda Houses. Boston: Marshall Jones Company, 1923. First edition. Quarto, pp. xix, 317. Illustrated with 181 b/w photographic plates and plans. Red Cloth Over Boards With Gilt Lettering. Good; worn at corners and backstrip, cover soiled.

An early survey of Bermuda architecture, documenting not only various houses and outbuildings but also shops, cottages, a poorhouse, schools, farmhouses, taverns, a post office, and other public and private buildings and streets. Visually rich, and scarce in the original edition. (14717)   $125.00
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The Granite Kiss:
Traditions and Techniques of Building New England Stone Walls
Gardner, Kevin and Guillermo Nunez, Susan Allport
[Masonry]. Gardner, Kevin and Guillermo Nunez, Susan Allport. The Granite Kiss: Traditions and Techniques of Building New England Stone Walls. Woodstock, VT: Countryman Press, 2001. First edition. Oblong octavo, pp. 198, illustrated with b/w drawings. Glossary, bibliography, index.  Original Wraps. Near Fine in Wraps.

Kevin Gardner distills 25 years of experience in building and repairing New England-style dry stone walls into principles and practices that are adaptable to a wide variety of designs and circumstances. He provides instruction on building basic stone walls, and demystifies the techniques for constructing steps, wells, ramps, walkways, retaining walls, and many other forms of dry masonry. His exploration of the history, philosophy, and aesthetics of working with stone promises to bring as much pleasure to the armchair craftsman as it does valuable instruction to the beginning wall builder. The glossary is a unique attempt at comprehensiveness. The bibliography shows how few books are available on the subject. (10735)   $25.00
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Simonds Guide for Carpenters
Simonds Saw and Steel Co., Fitchburg, MA
[Tools]. Simonds Saw and Steel Co. Simonds Guide for Carpenters. Fitchburg, MA: Simonds Saw and Steel Co., 1923. Original edition. 24mo (2.5" x 5"), pp. 64, indexed, illustrated with b/w drawings. Staplebound Wraps. Very Good.

A handy reference book of rules and other information around carpentry jobs such as cutting rafters; hand saw setting and filing; measuring and cutting for stairs; recipes for stains and hard drying putty; and more, illustrated with Simonds' line of saws. An attractive little pocket reference guide, in nice condition and handsomely illustrated. (20746)   $35.00
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