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Selected Titles for October 2018
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le of Contents
Construction Methods & Materials
Concrete and Cement
Metal and Hardware
Brick, Stone, and Terrazzo
[International]. Wharton, Edith. Italian Villas and Their Gardens. New York: The Century Co., 1904. First edition ("Published November, 1904"). Quarto, pp. 270, illustrated by tissue-protected b/w photographs and b/w drawings; signed by previous owner on FEP. Cloth over boards, gilt embossed. Very Good+.
Italian Villas and Their Gardens
Wharton, Edith; illustrated by Maxfield Parrish
A comprehensive look at the history and the character of Italian garden architecture and ornamentation. The book explores more than 75 villas and the work of more than 60 architects, capturing what Wharton calls their "garden magic" and illuminating the intimate relationship between the house, its gardens, and the surrounding countryside. The Italian model guided Wharton in designing the garden of her famous country house in Lenox, Massachusetts. Includes 26 illustrations by Maxfield Parrish. Much loved and reprinted, but very scarce in the original edition. (18991) $750.00
[Architectural Drawing]. Zouri Drawn Metals Company. Full Size Details of Zouri Safety Key-Set Store Front Construction and International Store Front Construction. Chicago, IL: Zouri, nd c. 1920s. Original edition. Oversized folio (27"x17", folded into sixths), includes all 14 sheets. Two-fastener bound. Good; some edge damage and wrinkling.
Full Size Details of Zouri Safety Key-Set Store Front Construction
Zouri Drawn Metals Company, Chicago Heights, IL
In the 1920s, the Zouri Drawn Metals Company invented a safer way to install storefront glass. Zouri's design utilizes a key-set sash in which the outer member of the sash is drawn against the glass by means of a small key instead of using direct (and hazardous) pressure on the glass. Many older and historic buildings still have Zouri storefronts in use today, and these scarce construction details are valuable for reference during renovation and maintenance. (18944) $125.00
[Masonry]. Burn, R. Scott. The New Guide to Masonry, Bricklaying, and Plastering; Theoretical and Practical. London: John G. Murdoch, ca. 1870. Original edition. Octavo, pp. xi, 440 with index. "160 plates and 346 wood engravings in text.", extra illustrated title page, ownership stamp and pencil notes regarding the book on FFEP. Half-Leather and textured cloth over boards with marbled fore edges and endpapers. Very Good; Leather spine and corners rubbed/worn, marbled endpapers taped at hinge, interiors clean.
The New Guide to Masonry, Bricklaying, and Plastering; Theoretical and Practical
Burn, R. Scott
A scarce, mid-Victorian era manual on the subject, addressing the needs of both "operative Masons" and young architects and builders. References examples from the Universal Exposition in Paris of 1867, which influenced artists, architects, and writers of the time through exposure to the art of Japan, electrical technology, and the work of foreign experts in various fields. Rare in this edition, and in quite good condition for its age. (15582) $325.00
[Roofing]. Bird & Son, Inc. Bird Catalog of Colors. East Walpole, MA: Bird & Son, Inc., 1941. Original edition. Quarto, pp. 55, richly illustrated with large color photographs of roof shingles. Black Stock Covers, w/gilt design & lettering; spiral bound. Very Good.
Bird Catalog of Colors
Bird & Son, Inc., East Walpole, MA
This very uncommon 1940s roofing color catalog shows clear, beautifully reproduced photographs of all the colors in their Master-Bilt thick butt shingles, hexagonal shingles, reroofing shingles, and also their siding. A charts for selecting a roof color, and charts with product specifications, finish out this catalog. A scarce catalog in exceptional condition. (18984) $85.00
[Building Trades]. Montgomery Ward & Co. How to Erect Your Wardway Ready-Cut Home. Montgomery Ward & Co., nd c. 1920. First edition. Quarto; pp. 64; well illustrated with b/w drawings. Staplebound Wraps. Very Good.
How to Erect Your Wardway Ready-Cut Home
Montgomery Ward & Co.
You've ordered a Montgomery Ward house, the supplies have been shipped to your home site; now what? This book carefully guides the new home owner from unloading the supplies to the interior paint job. A thorough treatise on building these popular kit houses. (18983) $90.00
[Metal]. W. J. Burton Co. Burton's Art Metal Ceilings and Side Walls Catalogue Q. Detroit, MI: W. J. Burton Co., 1912. Original edition. Oblong Quarto, pp. 57. Mild ex-library, disbound, some pages ripped in bottom right corner. Richly illustrated with b/w photographs. Disbound. Good; edge chipping on cover; water damage to some pages which led to sticking together and ripping.
Burton's Art Metal Ceilings and Side Walls Catalogue Q
W. J. Burton Co., Detroit, MI
A very scarce catalog with beautifully detailed photographs of Burton's line of stamped steel ceilings, side walls, and wainscoatings. A must for anyone who enjoys these lovely, intricate architectural delights. Currently the only trade catalog available anywhere from this illustrious manufacturer. (19002) $150.00
[Sheet Metal]. Lyon Conklin & Co. Catalog 39 Manufacturers and Distributors of Sheet Metal, Roofing and Heating Supplies. Washington, D.C.: Lyon Conklin & Co., 1938. First printing. Quarto, pp. 233, tabulated, indexed and illustrated with b/w drawings and photographs. Cardboard Covers, cloth spine, spiralbound. Very Good.
Catalog 39 Manufacturers and Distributors of Sheet Metal, Roofing and Heating Supplies
Lyon Conklin & Co., Washington DC
Lyon Conklin was founded in 1860 and is still operating today! This catalog emphasized their sheet metal products, roofing supplies, HVAC equipment, and fireproof metal building supplies and insulating materials. A well-illustrated catalog in great condition for its age. (18997) $125.00
[Architectural History]. Kawneer. Kawneer Store Fronts Full Size Construction Details K-47 Line. Niles, MI: The Kawneer Company, nd c. 1940. First edition. Oversized folio (16"x22"), 13 pages of construction details, complete. Staplebound Wraps with cloth spine. Very Good; binding excellent, but stained front cover and small tear on back cover, normal edgewear.
Kawneer Store Fronts Full Size Construction Details K-47 Line
This aluminum-framed, plate-glass storefront superceded the extreme ornamentation of the pre-war storefront. The construction details for Kawneer's K-47 line offer an insider's view on this new ascetic of downtown commerce. (18946) $100.00
[Architectural History]. Kawneer. Kawneer Store Fronts Full Size Construction Details Standard Line. Niles, MI: The Kawneer Company, 1945. First edition. Oversized folio (17"x22"), 14 pages of construction details, complete. Staplebound Wraps with cloth spine. Very Good; binding excellent, but stained cover, normal edgewear.
Kawneer Store Fronts Full Size Construction Details Standard Line
The mid-twentieth century was a period of transition in the United States. Aluminum facades became the new face of downtown buildings, because they resisted rot much better than wood, and offered a modern aesthetic that made them more competitive. These construction details for Kawneer's standard line offer an insider's view on these new storefronts, and helpful detail for anyone restoring or renovating one. (18945) $100.00
L. Del Turco & Bros. Inc., Harrison, NJ
Modern Mosaic and Terrazzo Floors
[Stone]. L. Del Turco & Bros. Inc. Modern Mosaic and Terrazzo Floors A Handbook on the Improved Method of Laying Terrazzo Floors with Metal Dividers. Harrison, NJ: L. Del Turco & Bros. Inc., 1924. Original edition. Quarto, pp.54. Illustrated with b/w drawings, 30 full page color plates of terrazzo samples and mosaic border designs. Cloth over Boards. Good; some cosmetic cover stains and spine damage.
This book aims to give all the information that architects require when specifying terrazzo and marble mosaic work. The innovation of adding metal dividers in terrazzo floors to prevent cracking renewed interest and demand for terrazzo floors in the 1920s, and the full color plates in this book show many intricate designs that were popular at the time. (18942) $225.00
D. L. Kent & Co., East Dorset, VT
Turned Marble Monuments, Urns, Etc.
[Stone]. D. L. Kent & Co. Turned Marble Monuments, Urns, Etc. East Dorset, VT: D. L. Kent & Co., 1930. Original edition. Broadside, 26" x 20", b/w drawings of East Dorset Variegated Marble cemetery monuments. Broadside. Very good; tape stains on corners.
An outstanding early trade publication showing a full line of beautifully rendered cemetery monuments and urns. This would be beautiful matted and framed. (18951) $250.00
Wolf's Praktische Ausfuhrung der Maurerarbeiten (Practical Execution of Masonry Projects)
[Masonry]. Wolf, Gustav. Wolf's Praktische Ausfuhrung der Maurerarbeiten (Practical Execution of Masonry) band 1: austfuhrung in naturlichen und kunstlichen steinen nebst Stampf und eisenbetonarbeiten sowie berechnen der linien, flachen und korper lehrbuch fur maurer. Leipzig: Wolf's, 1908. Original edition. Wolf's Practical Execution of Masonry Work, Volume 1: Exhibition in natural and artificial stones along with stamping and iron-concrete work as well as calculate the lines, flat and body: Textbook for Masons. Folio (10"x14"), pp. 79, with 532 b/w illustrations and numerous colored panels with moving parts (movable illustrations). Blueprints for a house tipped in. Cloth over Boards. Fair; cover detached, with water damage but text block is clean and complete.
Look past the cover on this one! The illustrations inside is what makes this book pop, literally. Paper inserts over colored drawings allow the user to lift a layer of brick or roof tiles to peek inside a building. Beautifully done. (11991) $95.00
[New England]. St. Botolph Club. St. Botolph Club Architectural Exhibition 1890. Boston: St. Botolph Architectural Club, 1890. First printing. 12mo (5x7), pp. 8, catalog of 80 works that were shown at the exhibition . Threadbound Wraps. Very good.
St. Botolph Club Architectural Exhibition 1890
St. Botolph Club, Boston, MA
The St. Botolph Club is a private social club in Boston, Massachusetts, founded in 1880 by a group including many artists. The club put on many exhibits in their magnificent gallery on Newbury Street, including this exhibit of 80 notable buildings around the United States, including Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital in Hanover NH, Sharon Mortuary Chapel in San Francisco, Bancroft Library in Salem NY, and The Women's Home in New Britain CT. A wonderful snapshot of the 19th century activities of a social club that still operates in Boston today. (18933) $75.00
[Architecture]. Myers, Howard (ed.). The Architectural Forum, Volume 70, Number Four, April, 1939. New York: Time, Inc., 1939. First edition. Quarto, pp. 1-48, 234-320, 49-104. Richly illustrated with b/w photographs. Spiral Bound Stiff Wraps. Very Good; Light wear on corners, interiors clean and bright. Cover signed by previous owner in pencil.
The Architectural Forum, Volume 70, Number Four, April, 1939
Myers, Howard (ed.)
An interesting and uncommon issue of Architectural Forum, featuring a series of articles around the topic of a low cost house. Includes 50 examples of low cost homes built around the United States, photographed inside and out. Full of wonderful building trade advertisements. (18978) $30.00
[Advertising]. Colorado Tent & Awning Company. Our New Portable House: The Colorado House Tent. Denver, CO: Colorado Tent & Awning Company, 1921. Original edition. 8.5" x 11" advertisement plus 8.5" x 11" letter to a customer on company letterhead. Loose sheets. Very good; fold creases.
Our New Portable House: The Colorado House Tent
Colorado Tent & Awning Company, Denver, CO
The Boston manufacturer of portable houses, E. F. Hodgson, sent a letter in 1921 to a Brookline (Mass.) woman who had ordered a Colorado Tent & Awning Company portable cottage. The letter included an illustrated advertisement of the cottage she ordered so that she could examine it. What a beautiful cottage! A wonderful look at an innovative home. (18977) $75.00
[Architecture]. Gannett, William C. and Frank Lloyd Wright. The House Beautiful: A Book Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Rohnert Park, CA: Pomegranate Art Books, 1996. Centennial reprint. Quarto, pp 72. Beautifully illustrated with gravure b/w photographs and b/w illustrations of intricate, tapestry-like patterns. Hardcover w/Dust Jacket. Near Fine in Very Good Dust Jacket; mild ex-lib.
The House Beautiful: A Book Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright
Gannett, William C. and Frank Lloyd Wright
In 1896-1898, Frank Lloyed Wright printed 90 copies of The House Beautiful on a hand press. The book addressed the aesthetic, practical, social and spiritual concerns of creating a home, and, in keeping with the philosophics of the Arts and Crafts Movement, expressed how they all affect each other and must be considered simultaneously. This centennial edition is the first trade edition to reproduce the full text, gravure photographs and Wright's design of the original. Because so few copies of the original were printed, this book has remained unknown to the general public. Now it can be given its deserved attention. (18985) $20.00
[Architecture]. Post, Emily. The Personality of a House The Blue Book of Home Charm. New York: Funk & Wagnalls Company, 1948. Seventh edition. Quarto, pp. 492, indexed, color chart, 71 full page illustrations and 154 smaller illustrations. A 1929 article with the same title by Emily Post, printed in Ladies Home Journal, is laid in. Cloth over Boards. Very good; no DJ.
The Personality of a House
Emily Post, best known for her book on etiquette, also wrote this charming book about the underlying principles of creating an inviting atmosphere for a house, and turning it into a comfortable and welcoming home. This book covers a little bit of everything: history, architecture, interior design, landscape and garden. Absorbing and entertaining reading. (19007) $30.00
[Architectural History]. Esquie, Pierre. The Five Orders of Architecture, the Casting of Shadows and the First Principles of Construction Based on the System of Vignola. Seventy-Six Plates, Drawn and Arranged by Pierre Esquié. New York: William Helburn Inc., n.d. ca. 1920. First edition. Quarto,, pp. 21 plus 76 engraved plates. Boards w/cloth spine, brown. Good; backstrip starting to split; significant edgewear; one detached page.
The Five Orders of Architecture
A significant book on the five Classical Orders of Architecture, illustrated with 76 engraved plates by author Esquié, a noted French architect who won the Grand Prix de Rome in 1882. The detailed engravings are beautiful. (19006) $60.00
[Architecture]. The Architects Small House Service Bureau. The Small House Volume IX No 6, June 1929. Minneapolis, MN: The Architects Small House Service Bureau, 1929. First edition. Quarto, pp 40, b/w photographs and period advertising. Staplebound Wraps. Very Good condition.
The Small House Volume IX No 6, June 1929
The Architects Small House Service Bureau
This month's issue covers trees, stairways, chimney pots, upholstered furniture, varnish, color, texture, architectural drawings, Dutch Colonials, four house plans, contractors, and questions. A lot of interesting content for those fond of small homes. (19014) $50.00
[Architecture]. Celotex Corporation. A Wartime Guide to Better Homes. Chicago, IL: Celotex Corporation, 1942. Original edition. Quarto, pp. 24, illustrated with b/w photographs. Staplebound Wraps. Very good; some staining on several pages.
A Wartime Guide to Better Homes
Celotex Corporation, Chicago, IL
This book offered practical and economical suggestions for enhancing the life and livability of a home at a time when labor and building materials were in short supply. The tone is very patriotic; it was "the responsibility of each of us to protect and fortify our homes so that they can better weather the storms of today and remain standing, firm and strong, for the day when victory is finally ours." You will feel this book made a vital contribution to the nation's war effort! (19003) $50.00
[New York]. Riverside Church. The Riverside Church in the City of New York A Handbook of the Institution and Its Building. Philadelphia, PA: Franklin Printing Co., 1931. Revised edition. Quarto, pp. 127, illustrated with b/w photographs; 1936 Sunday service program laid in. Decorated Wraps. Very good, some edgewear to the cover; laid in newspaper article left stain on title page.
The Riverside Church in the City of New York
A Handbook of the Institution and Its Building
A beautifully illustrated volume describing the architecture of the Riverside Church. The full page photographs show details of ornaments, art, and worship and meeting areas of the building. An important volume for anyone who admires this historic church. (19004) $30.00
[Architectural History]. Spiers, R. Phene (editor). The Orders of Architecture, Greek, Roman and Italian Selected from Normand's Parallel and Other Authorities. London: B. T. Batsford, 1893. Second Edition, with Four Additional Plates, one of which has been specially prepared for this work. Folio (11"x15"), pp. vi, 9, plus 24 full page plates. Cloth over Boards. Good, some pages loose, stain on cover.
The Orders of Architecture, Greek, Roman and Italian
Spiers, R. Phene (editor)
A fine book illustrating ornaments and details of ancient buildings such as the Greek temple at Eleusis, the Roman Pantheon, and the Roman temples of Mars and Vesta. The detailed engravings are beautiful and precise. (19000) $60.00
[Glass]. Korn, Arthur. Glass in Modern Architecture of the Bauhaus Period. New York: Brazilier, 1968. First edition. Quarto, richly illustrated, English translation of a legendary work by Korn, originally published in 1926 in German. Boards with cloth spine. Very good in torn dust jacket.
Glass in Modern Architecture of the Bauhaus Period
Although focusing on German modernism, its reach actually covers most of the avant garde and modern architecture of Europe and the United States, inasmuch as most of its practitioners had German antecedents. (18988) $60.00
[English]. Macartney, Mervyn E. English Georgian Plate volume for "Practical Exemplar of Architecture" Westminster: Architectural Review, 1907. Original edition. Quarto, pp 78. b/w photographs and drawings of examples of architectural details . Cloth over Boards. Very Good+.
Plate volume for "Practical Exemplar of Architecture"
This beautiful volume has dozens of full page plates of ironwork gates, stone wall piers, and stone and iron balustrading, photographed around Europe at the turn of the 20th century. An important accounting of these historic locations. (19005) $130.00
[Architecture]. Vitruvius Pollio Marcus. The Civil Architecture of Vitruvius Comprising Those Books Of The Other Which Relate To The Public and private Edifices of the Ancients Translated By William Wilkins. With An Introduction Containing An Historical View Of The Rise And Progress Of Architecture Amongst The Greeks. London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1812. First edition. Folio, lxxvi, pp 282., 41 total plates. Leather on boards, burgundy with brown back strip. Good, w/some splitting along hinge, edges & corners, pages clean and bright.
The Civil Architecture of Vitruvius
Vitruvius Pollio Marcus
A translation of some of Vitruvius's works by William Wilkins, a classical scholar and architect of the Georgian era in England. This is an exceedingly rare volume in quite nice condition. (17825) $325.00
[Architecture]. Rivoira, Giovanni Teresio; G. Rushforth (translator). Lombardic Architecture: Its Origin, Development and Derivatives Volumes I and II. London: William Heinemann, 1910. First edition. Quarto; Volume I: pp. x, 250. Volume II: pp. 368, index, with over 800 b/w photographs and illustrations between both volumes. Cloth over Boards. Near fine; some light foxing.
Lombardic Architecture: Its Origin, Development and Derivatives, Volumes I and II
Rivoira, Giovanni Teresio; G. Rushforth (translator)
The author was inspired on an artistic pilgrimage to research the origins of the styles of architecture which flourished in the countries north of the Alps in the 11th and 12th centuries. Volume I deals with the origins of the Lombardic vaulted basilica. Volume II is concerned with the origins of the chief derivatives of the Lombardic basilica in the lands beyond the Alps. An unusually well-preserved copy of a scarce work. This is the first time we've ever seen it. (18934) $125.00
[International]. Society of Beaux-Arts Architects, Introduction by John F. Harbeson. Winning Designs 1904-1927 Paris Prize in Architecture. New York: The Pencil Points Press, Inc., 1928. Original edition. Folio, 10" x 15 1/2" pp 35 black and white plates. Boards w/Red Paper & Red Cloth backstrip, gilt lettering & design. Good.
Winning Designs 1904-1927 Paris Prize in Architecture
Society of Beaux-Arts Architects, Introduction by John F. Harbeson
This portfolio contains the list of winners of the first 20 competitions and reproductions of their designs for the Paris Prize: a colonial institute, a school of fine arts, an American embassy in Paris, a city hall, and a broadcasting station. The Paris Prize of the American Society of Beaux-Arts Architects was founded by Lloyd Warren, a former student of the French Ecole des Beaux-Arts. (17918) $40.00
[Architectural Drawing]. International Correspondence Schools Staff. An Elementary Treatise on Architectural Drawing - Volume II - Architectural Drawing. Scranton, PA: The Colliery Engineer Co., 1900. First edition. Oblong Folio, (11 x 14 1/2) pp 100+ Profusely illustrated with b/w architectural, construction and geometric drawings throughout. Marbled end papers. Three-quarters leather, brown. Good condition, w/some small tears along edges/corners.
An Elementary Treatise on Architectural Drawing - Volume II - Architectural Drawing
International Correspondence Schools Staff
This beautifully illustrated volume includes chapters on geometrical drawing, architectural drawing (stairs, doors, plans, facades, construction details), ornamental drawing, and advanced architectural drawing (the Classical orders.) A very thorough manual with superb drawings. (18665) $95.00
[Interior Design]. Anonymous. Repertoire Du Gout Moderne No. 3. Paris: Editions Albert Levy, 1929. First edition. 40 Colored plates with the pochoir method by Saudé. plus introduction and list of plates. (From a five volume set) Pochoir is a lost art form, where several stencils are cut in order to hand color a set of prints. Decorated Hardcover Portfolio w/loose sheets. Binding in Good condition w/some fading, Pages Very Good.
Repertoire Du Gout Moderne No. 3
A selection of colored renderings "exclusively devoted" to the interior design, furnishings, and color schemes of childrens' rooms. Intended to be both practical and create enjoyment - according to the introduction - the designs incorporate Bauhaus, Art Deco, and other moderne influences in design. Designs depicted are by Jacques Adnet, Djo-Bourgeois, Noemi Skolnik and Francis Jourdain - some of the best French designers of this time. (18491) $300.00
Palliser, Palliser & Co., New York, NY
Palliser's Model Dwellings
[Pattern Book]. Palliser, Palliser & Co. Palliser's Model Dwellings A Book on Building for Industrial Americans, or Hopes for Co-operative Builders, Investors and Everybody Desiring to Build, Own or Live in Model Houses of Moderate Cost. New York: J. S. Ogilvie, 1892. Original edition. Folio (10.5" x 14"), pp. 130, beautifully illustrated with engraved b/w drawings. Staplebound Wraps. Very Good; cover detached but text block clean and bright.
The Palliser's series have become cult books, and this one is no exception. An above average copy, with the beautiful embossed Victorian cottage on the front cover. Many floor plans, interior drawings, and the last 8 pages are a virtual trade catalogue of period products for the construction of a home in the later nineteenth century. (18990) $200.00
The McClure Company, Saginaw, MI
[Pattern Book]. Sloan, Samuel. Sloan's Homestead Architecture containing forty designs for villas, cottages, and farm houses with essays on style, construction, landscape gardening, furniture, etc. Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott & Co., 1861. First edition. Octavo, pp. 351, illustrated with approximately 200 engravings. Page 11 is missing. Original Cloth. Very good; dark stain on spine.
Sloan's Homestead Architecture containing forty designs for villas, cottages, and farm houses
This is perfect for anyone who is a fan of Victorian architecture. The engravings are beautiful and the variety of building design is a pleasure to browse. Sloan also covers terra cotta and furniture in a series of comprehensive appendices. A treasured resource. (18996) $250.00
[Pattern Book]. The McClure Company. The Home by McClure. Saginaw, MI: The McClure Co., nd ca 1920 . Original edition. 24 6"x9" cards with a home photograph on the front and floor plans on the back, in a brown paper folder, with 8-page staplebound wrap describing the company's line of add-on features. Trade Pamphlet Portfolio. Very Good.
The McClure Company began as a lumber and logging business and later developed into a construction business. Their architectural service offered construction of high quality, attractive homes. This portfolio shows their line of homes in an elegant manner. (18981) $90.00
Louis Bossert & Sons, Brooklyn, NY
[Pattern Book]. Louis Bossert & Sons. Bossert Houses - A method of construction that assures a higher standard of materials and workmanship with economies that radically reduce building costs. Brooklyn, NY: Louis Bossert & Sons, Inc., 1917. First edition. Quarto, pp 64. b/w photographs on each page with floor plans throughout. Some construction details, b/w photographs of building sites also. +Order sheet, laid-in. Brown Stock Wraps. Very Good+ Condition.
An attractive plan book of "colonial" style wood frame homes, stucco cottages, California style bungalows, and other small houses. (18729) $75.00
National Plan Service, Inc.; illustrations by Walter M. Gaffney
[Pattern Book]. National Plan Service. Cape Cod Cottages. Livingston Manor, NY: National Plan Service, nd c. 1940. First edition. Oblong quarto, pp 12, with 12 full-page, b/w illustrations of Cape Cod cottages and their floor plans by Hyannis architect Walter M. Gaffney. Staplebound Wraps. Very Good+.
A charming glimpse of 1930s and 1940s Cape Cod cottage designs. Each home is named after a sea captain and beautifully rendered by this renowned Cape Cod designer. A great resource for designers, architects and historians. (18943) $50.00
Lewis Mfg. Co., Bay City, MI
[Pattern Book]. Lewis Mfg. Co. New Liberty Homes. Bay City, MI: Lewis Mfg. Co., n.d. (ca. 1938). Original edition. Quarto, pp. 48 plus perforated Order Blank and Letter form. Also includes price list and payment plan sheets. Illustrated with numerous b/w and tinted photos, colored drawings, and blue & white plans. Staplebound Wraps. Very Good.
Beautiful color kit house catalog from the Lewis Manufacturing Co. of Michigan. Lewis began selling homes in 1913 and sold 60,000 over the course of its 60 year history. Features a beautiful color cover and marvelous interior images. (16561) $80.00
including Traditional and Contemporary Bungalow Designs of 1959
Daily Mail Book of Bungalow Plans
[Pattern Book]. Daily Mail. Daily Mail Book of Bungalow Plans including Traditional and Contemporary Bungalow Designs of 1959 with a Review of Bungalows available on selected Estates. London: Wyman & Sons, 1959. First edition. Quarto, pp112, Well illustrated with b/w photographs and floor plans, plus some interior views. Decorated Stock Wraps. Very Good.
An extensive mid-century home plan catalog for English bungalows, including timber homes, steel-framed homes, and homes using attractive combinations of stone, brick and timber. The book also includes illustrated articles on furnishing and equipment for the homes. (18979) $65.00
A Collection of Pictures, Plans and Suggestions for Householders
The Book of a Hundred Houses
[Pattern Book]. various. The Book of a Hundred Houses A Collection of Pictures, Plans and Suggestions for Householders. New York: Herbert S. Stone & Company, 1906. Second edition. Octavo, pp. 402, hundreds of b/w photos & drawings. Decorated Boards. Very Good, no DJ; Shelfwear, corners bumped/rubbed, spine faded.
Uncommon title which is a pattern book and much more. Collects 51 illustrated essays on the subject. Treats various vernacular architectures, wonderfully illustrated with a great deal on arts & crafts and bungalows. (18998) $75.00
Radford, William A.
Radford's Practical Barn Plans
[Pattern Book]. Radford, William A. Radford's Practical Barn Plans Being a Complete Collection of Practical Economical and Common-Sense Plans of Barns, Out Buildings and Stock Sheds. Chicago: Radford Architectural Co., 1907. First edition. Quarto, pp. 156, Illustrated with drawings and floor plans. Index plus a publisher's catalogue at the rear. Decorated Cloth over Boards. Good; open tear and staining on cover; text block very good.
The book presents designs that were arranged to conserve labor while using economical construction. As with all of Radford's titles, industry-defining and highly influential. It has become very scarce. (18987) $45.00
|Construction Materials & Methods
[Plumbing]. Sears, Roebuck & Co. Modern Plumbing and Heating Systems. Sears, Roebuck & Co., 1929. Original edition. Quarto, pp. 56. Richly illustrated with color cover and interior b/w drawings. Color Pictorial Staplebound Wraps. Very good.
Modern Plumbing and Heating Systems
Sears, Roebuck & Co.
A brightly colored, beautifully illustrated catalog of Sears plumbing fixtures, furnaces, boilers, and more. Chock full of vivid period illustrations, a real gem! (18989) $65.00
Genfire Steel Co., Youngstown, OH
The Right Angle Volume 11 Number 2 - Stucco Construction Number
[Masonry]. Genfire Steel Co. The Right Angle Volume 11 Number 2 - Stucco Construction Number. Youngstown, OH: Genfire Steel Co., 1927. First edition. Quarto, pp 14, b/w photographs and period advertising. Staplebound Wraps. Very Good condition.
This issue is devoted to stucco construction: waterproofing stucco, when stucco should be considered, costs, modernizing old homes, preventing cracks, etc. Includes a series of photographs of buildings with stucco construction.and an interesting accounting of the success of Genfire's export business. (19013) $60.00
Lowndes, William B. (Editor)
Hollow Tile and Fireproofing, ICS #249
[Masonry]. Lowndes, William S. (Editor) . Hollow Tile and Fireproofing, 249. Scranton, PA: International Textbook Company, 1939. Later edition. 12 mo, pp 96. b/w photographs and construction drawings on virtually every page. Decorated FFE papers. Black cloth on boards w/embossed design, black. Very Good+, pages clear, bright w/some notes.
An especially practical handbook from this ITC series, this one on concrete masonry units, plus stucco and terra cotta tiles. Plenty of detailed construction drawings, many in 3 dimensions. (18458) $70.00
[Roofing]. The Philip Carey Company. Master Specifications for Built-Up Roofs (Specification No. 1 through No. 12). Cincinnati, OH: Carey Co., 1934. First edition. Quarto, approx. 50+ pages with b/w illustrations and details throughout. Decorated Black Stock Binder w/brass clasps. Very Good.
Master Specifications for Built-Up Roofs (Specification No. 1 through No. 12)
The Philip Carey Company, Cincinnati, OH
Detailed specifications for applied felt roofing made from tar, asphalt, rag, and other materials. Variations for different building types, including wood frame, masonry, and concrete, are included. (18722) $80.00
[Roofing]. Koppers Products Company. Koppers Roofing Waterproofing. Pittsburgh, PA: Koppers Products Co., 1937. Original edition. Quarto, pp 35. Specifications on each page, with some b/w photographs. Salesman business card laid in. Staplebound Wraps. Very Good.
Koppers Roofing Waterproofing
Koppers Products Company, Pittsburgh, PA
Detailed specifications for several Koppers roofing products over wood, concrete, and steel decks. Also included are insulation and flashing specifications, metal finishing strip details, and waterproofing, and dampproofing details. (19001) $60.00
[Masonry]. Mulligan, John A. Handbook of Brick Masonry Construction. New York: Abrams, 1942. First edition, second impression. Octavo, pp. 526, indexed, illustrated with b/w drawings and photos. Original Maroon Cloth Over Flexible Boards, Gilt Lettering on Spine. Very Good, minor shelfwear and rubbing to corners, interiors Very Good.
Handbook of Brick Masonry Construction
Mulligan, John A.
A very nice copy of this uncommon brick masonry trade manual, quite popular in its day. Richly illustrated. (18999) $65.00
[Building Materials]. Great National Millwork & Lumber Corp. Home Owners Guide & Catalog. Bronx, NY: Great National Millwork & Lumber Corp., 1941. Original edition. Octavo, 80 pp. Thoroughly illustrated with b/w drawings and photos. Staplebound Wraps. Very good binding; wartime paper.
Home Owners Guide & Catalog
Great National Millwork & Lumber Corp., Bronx, NY
A scarce wartime catalog, featuring numerous illustrations of the full line of Great National's building materials, such as doors, windows, kitchen cabinets, stair materials, summer cottages, garages, mouldings, finishes, hardware, and more. A wonderful window into building materials of the era. (18980) $65.00
[Wood]. Spurr Veneer Company. Wood Veneer Samples. Boston, MA: Spurr Veneer Company, nd ca 1940. Original edition. 11 wood veneer samples, 5 1/8" x 2 3/8" in their original advertising envelope, plus one 1 wood veneer sample, 5 5/8" x 3" loose wood sheets. Fair.
Wood Veneer Samples
Spurr Veneer Company, Boston, MA
Eleven of the samples are from Spurr Veneer Company in Boston. They include butternut, French walnut, quartered oak, sycamore, red mahogany, cherry, white bird's eye maple, red walnut, American satinwood, and Hungarian ash, A bonus sample of lacewood veneer by the Monteath Company in New York City is included. (18976) $65.00
[Building Trades]. Burn, R. Scott. Building Construction; Showing the Employment of Timber, Lead, and Iron Work, in the Practical Construction of Buildings. Vol. 1 - Text. Collins' Advanced Science Series. London and Glasgow: William Collins, Sons, & Co., 1877. First edition. 12mo, pp. 256. Indexed, illustrated with 481 b/w in-text Figures. newspaper clipping on stair building laid in. Original Embossed Cloth Over Boards. Very Good, no DJ as issued; light shelfwear, light stains/foxing on some pages but interior mostly clean.
Burn, R. Scott
A very nice copy of this later 19th century trade manual on various aspects of construction. This is the Text volume, which is more scarce than the Plates volume. Thoroughly illustrated, and in excellent condition for its age. (15706) $80.00
[Carpentry]. Nicholson, Peter. The Carpenter's New Guide; A Compete Book of Lines for Carpentry and Joinery. Philadelphia, PA: Grigg, Elliot And Co., 1848. Thirteenth Edition. Quarto, pp 117. Eighty-three (83) Copper plates. Bound in brown leather with tan spine. Good Condition, with some tears & chips along edges. Pages Very Good.
The Carpenter's New Guide; A Compete Book of Lines for Carpentry and Joinery
Treating Fully on Practical Geometry, Soffits, Brick and Plaster Groins, Niches of Every Description, Skylights, Lines for Roofs, and Domes; With a Great Variety of Designs for Roofs, Trussed Girders, Floors, Domes, Bridges, &c.; Angle Bars for Shop Fronts, &c.; and Raking Mouldings. Also Additional Plans for Various Stair-cases, With the Lines for Producing the Face and Falling Moulds Never Before Published, and Greatly Superior to Those Given in the Former Edition of This Work, by William Johnston, Architect, of Philadelphia. (18526) $225.00
[Pattern Book]. T-Square Club of Philadelphia and Portland Cement Association. Two-Family Houses of Concrete Masonry - Prize-Winning and Other Designs Submitted in the Architectural Competition Conducted by the T-Square Club of Philadelphia and the Portland Cement Association (featuring semi-detached and duplex homes). New York: Portland Cement Assoc., 1929. First edition. Quarto, pp 23. b/w floor plans and perspective drawings on each page. Some architectural elevations and details throughout. One page of construction details. Introductory letter from the District Engineer of the PCA's NY office. Staplebound Wraps, b/w. Very Good+.
Two-Family Houses of Concrete Masonry
T-Square Club of Philadelphia and Portland Cement Association
A lovely compilation of architect designed homes, built from concrete masonry units and finished with Portland cement stucco. Semi-detached and duplex layouts are featured in all of these designs. A particularly uncommon and attractive plan book. (18735) $85.00
Lowndes, William S. & ICS Staff
Roofing and Sheet Metal Work #256B
[Roofing]. Lowndes, William S. & ICS Staff. Roofing and Sheet Metal Work #256B. Scranton, PA: International Textbook Company, 1944. Revised. 12 mo, pp 130 + pp 60. b/w construction drawings and details throughout the volume. Black leatherette w/embossed design & lettering. Near Fine.
Originally composed of 2 separate parts, this volume covers roofing materials (canvas, metals, wood, slate, tile, asphalt shingles,) and sheet metal work (wall panels, cornices, window elements, railings, gutters, domes, etc.) An excellent guide, with wonderfully detailed drawings. Very uncommon, especially in such nice condition. (18666) $70.00
[Tools]. Weitzel. Weitzel Maschinenbau. Germany: Weitzel, ca 1920. Original edition. Oblong Folio, pp 63. b/w mechanical drawings on trace.Text in German. Decorated Boards. Pages Very Good, Binding Good.
Mechanical drawings of bolts, wrenches, piping, and other machinery. (17197) $55.00
[Tools]. Hiscox, Gardner D. Mechanical Movements Powers and Devices Contains an illustrated description of mechanical movements and devices used in constructive and operative machinery and the mechanical arts, being practically a mechanical dictionary, commencing with a rudimentary description of the early known mechanical powers and detailing the various motions, appliances and inventions used in the mechanical arts to the present time. New York: The Norman W. Henley Publishing Co., 1907. Eleventh edition. Quarto, pp. 403, indexed, richly illustrated with numerous b/w drawings, first published in 1899. Cloth over Boards with gilt lettering. Very good.
Mechanical Movements Powers and Devices
Hiscox, Gardner D.
An illustrated and condensed work of reference for the inventor, the mechanical student, the artisan, the builder, and all who are interested in mechanical thought and work. (18995) $110.00
[Metal]. National Association of Ornamental Metal Manufacturers. Preprint of Stairs-Railings of the Architectural Metal Handbook. Washington, D.C.: National Association of Ornamental Metal Manufacturers, 1945. Preprint. Quarto, pp. 32, illustrated with many b/w construction drawings. A.I.A File No. 14-D. Staplebound wraps. Very good; previous owner's name inked on cover.
Preprint of Stairs-Railings of the Architectural Metal Handbook
National Association of Ornamental Metal Manufacturers
This booklet is part (sections 3 and 4 of Part III) of a complete architectural metal handbook that was being prepared by the National Association of Ornamental Metal Manufacturers. Section 3 covered stairs (general purpose, circular, lobby and entrance, spiral, etc), and section 4 covered railings (tube, pipe, and bridge). Very detailed and beautifully rendered. (18986) $65.00
|Brick, Stone, and Terrazzo
Clay Products Inc., Brazil, Indiana
Ar-Ke-Tex Art-Keramic-Textures: The Standard of Textured Tiles
[Tiles and Pottery]. Clay Products Inc. Ar-Ke-Tex Art-Keramic-Textures: The Standard of Textured Tiles. Brazil, IN: Clay Products Inc., 1928. First edition. Quarto, pp. 59, illustrated with color samples and b/w photos and drawings. Pencil marks on front cover, and ink marks on back cover. Three-hole fastener-bound cardboard wraps. Very good.
A trade catalog that tells the story of the creation and development of this company's textured tile, with color samples, construction detail sheets, and interior and exterior photographs of buildings with these textured tiles installed. An interesting view of this Midwestern company and its products in the 1920s. (19012) $70.00
Lowndes, William B.
Common Brickwork - Architectural Terra Cotta - ICS #246B
[Masonry]. Lowndes, William B. ICS #246 B - Common Brickwork - Architectural Terra Cotta. Scranton, PA: International Textbook Co., 1939. Later edition. 12 mo (4 7/8 X 7 3/4), pp. iv, pp 95. 2 page color rendering of a beautiful theatre facade and marquee. Abundant b/w illustrations and historic photographs of terra cotta buildings throughout - elevations, construction details, and construction methods. Original Black Cloth w/embossed borders & lettering. Very Good+, minor edge wear.
As with all of the ICS trades-related titles, good solid professional text, well illustrated and aimed at the tradesman of the early twentieth century. Most apprentices learned their trades from these texts. (18459) $70.00
Vermont Marble Company, Proctor, VT
Marble: A Pictorial Story of a Great Industry
[Stone]. Vermont Marble Company. Marble: A Pictorial Story of a Great Industry. Proctor, VT: Vermont Marble Co., 1939. Original edition. Octavo, pp 24. b/w photographs on each page. Color Pictorial Wraps, blue. Very Good; multiple cosmetic scrapes to cover.
Everything marble! Photos in the mill, handcrafters carving column caps, exterior and interior buildings featuring Vermont marble, fireplaces, art, and even a gravestone.An interesting window into marble production and use in the 1930s. (19011) $55.00
Vermont Marble Company, Proctor, VT
Miracles in Marble, A Story of Modern Methods Applied to One of America's Oldest Industries
[Stone]. Vermont Marble Company. Miracles in Marble, A Story of Modern Methods Applied to One of America's Oldest Industries. Proctor, VT: Vermont Marble Co.. First edition. 12 mo, pp 22. b/w photographs on each page. Decorated Stock Covers. Very Good+.
A history of this iconic Vermont marble company, its development, quarrying methods, marble mills, plant locations, monument shops, and works. Beautifully photographed. A one of a kind publication. (19009) $55.00
Vermont Marble Company, Proctor, VT
[Stone]. Vermont Marble Company. Marble Goes Modern. Proctor, VT: Vermont Marble Co., 1940. Original edition. Small octavo, pp 17. b/w photographs on each page. Color Pictorial Wraps, navy. Very Good.
A delightful trade piece depicting various applications for marble in building facades such as the Supreme Court Building in D.C., lobbies of banks and stores, and garden ornaments. Also shown are several of the quarries in Vermont. (19010) $55.00
Lowndes, William B.
Face and Ornamental Brickwork - Plastering (2 Volumes in one) - ICS #248
[Masonry]. Lowndes, William B. ICS #248 - Face and Ornamental Brickwork - Plastering (2 Volumes in one). Scranton, PA: International Textbook Co., 1936-37. Later edition. 12 mo (4 7/8 X 7 3/4), pp. iv, pp 90. 3 pages of color brick pattersn, Abundant b/w illustrations throughout - elevations, construction details, and construction methods. Original Black Cloth w/embossed borders & lettering. Very Good+, minor edge wear.
As with all of the ICS trades-related titles, good solid professional text, well illustrated and aimed at the tradesman of the early twentieth century. Most apprentices learned their trades from these texts. This issue is in exceptionally nice condition! (18457) $70.00
A Graveyard Preservation Primer
[Stone]. Strangstad, Lynette . A Graveyard Preservation Primer (The AASLH Primer Series). Nashville, TN: American Association For State And Local History, 1988. First edition. ISBN: 9780910050906. Octavo, pp. xii, 126, indexed, appendices, sources of additional information. Illustrated with b/w photographs and drawings. Paperback. New.
This slender volume encapsulates more information on graveyard preservation than any other restoration guidebook available. The book is packed with effective methods of maintenance and repair, and numerous photos and illustrations further clarify and demonstrate different problems and remedies for the beginning preservationist. A step-by-step guidebook that is an indispensable reference tool for anyone interested in graveyard preservation. (18966) $30.00
Atlantic Terra Cotta Company
Atlantic Terra Cotta - February 1927
[Masonry]. Atlantic Terra Cotta Company. Atlantic Terra Cotta - February 1927. New York: Atlantic Terra Cotta Co., 1927. First edition. Quarto, pp 24, b/w photographs of terra cotta architectural detailing throughout. Decorated Stock Wraps. Very Good condition.
This issue is devoted to the Fairmont Park Museum in Philadelphia, new construction of a polychrome building for the Philadelphia Museum of Art. They were inspired by polychromatic practice in Greece, and the article contains many beautiful plates illustrating pediments and cornices using Atlantic Terra Cotta. There's also an article reprinted from the New York Times about color treatment in city buildings. Many beautiful plates, including one in color. (18982) $45.00
Gardner, Albert TenEyck
[Stone]. Gardner, Albert TenEyck. Yankee Stonecutters The First American School of Sculpture 1800-1850. New York: Columbia University Press, 1945. First edition. Quarto, pp. 84, indexed, 21 b/w plates. Review copy dated Sep 17, 1945. Cloth spine with paper covered boards. Very good; light edgewear, no dust jacket.
This book provides a catalogue of the collection of early 19th century American sculpture in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and places the sculptors and their works in relation to the life of the time. Includes a biographical dictionary of American sculptors born between 1800 and 1830, with notes on predecessors and successors. From the library of preservationist Michael Lynch. (18975) $65.00
Granite City Tool Company, Barre, VT
Granite City Tool Company: Everything for Granite, Marble and Stone: Catalog #12
[Stone]. Granite City Tool Company. Granite City Tool Company: Everything for Granite, Marble and Stone: Catalog #12. Barre, VT: Granite City Tool, nd c. 1960. First edition. Quarto, pp. 61, indexed, richly illustrated w/ b/w photographs. Spiral Bound Wraps. Very Good; cover soiled.
Granite City Tool has been a manufacturer and distributor for the stone industry since 1885. Their catalog illustrates they are truly a one-stop provider for all stone supply needs: pneumatic tools, surfacers, drills, pumps, hose connections, air valves, fittings, hand tools, wire saws, polishing machines, and many many more products are listed. A thorough snapshot of the stone industry in the mid-20th century. (18974) $75.00
Sample, O.H. (Editor)
Monument Dealer's Manual: "The Monument Man's Encyclopedia"
[Stone]. Sample, O.H. (Editor). Monument Dealer's Manual: "The Monument Man's Encyclopedia" A Handbook of Ready Reference to Useful Information for the Monument Craft. Chicago, IL: Allied Arts Publishing Co., 1919. First edition. Quarto, 158 pages plus 34 pages of advertising. Indexed, richly illustrated with b/w drawings. Cloth over Boards; beautiful marbled endpapers. Very good; moderate edgewear.
A classic work for those who design and maintain stone monuments. Reference section illustrates military, fraternal and religious insignia; design section suggests solutions for all sorts of construction and maintenance challenges. A reference book you will use again and again! (18973) $175.00