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Selected Titles for October 2019
 
Welcome to fall in New England! We've had our first frost alert, but the tomatoes are still ripening, thanks to a blue tarp over them.  
 
Last week I was in Gloucester for a retirement party of a good friend, Becky Bernie, who has been director of sales for the magazine Old House Journal since the late 1980s. My older daughter Stephanie even worked for Becky, as a sales intern. Pictured here are Gordon Bock, Patty Poore and (far right) Becky Bernie. 
 
And our second photo is of my booth at the Association for Preservation Technology conference in Buffalo a year ago. It's a reminder that I'll be the bookshop for this year's event in Miami next month.  
 
This month's offering has some great new trade-related materials, plus some sales items for your browsing pleasure.  
 
Happy browsing!               Steven
 
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Tab le of Contents
New Arrivals
From the Old House Journal library 
Architecture and History 
Pattern Books 
Construction Methods & Materials
Metal and Hardware 
Brick and Stone
Titles on Sale
New Arrivals
 
1. 
Specimens of House Painting
Wadsworth, Martinez and Longman, New York, NY                  
[Paint]. Wadsworth, Martinez and Longman. Specimens of House Painting. New York: Wadsworth, Martinez and Longman, nd c. 1880. First edition. Frame is 24.75" x 28.50" and has a handpainted inscription on it: "For Sale by E. M. Wright & Co Orwell Vt." Paper advertisement with wooden frame. Good; moderate wear, cracks, tears, staining; backing is loose in frame.  
 
This attractive advertisement has 8 prints of the same Victorian house, painted in eight different color palettes, so that the shopper could picture how their home would look in selected color schemes. Paint samples underneath each print are identified by a number for the body, trimming, and roof color. E. M. Wright was a general mercantile business founded in 1867, which helps us date the piece. A lovely piece of 19th century Americana that will display very well. (19687)    $350.00
    
 
2. 
Gothische Ornamente [Gothic Ornaments: Selected from Various Ancient Buildings in England and France]
Pugin, Augustus                 
[International]. Pugin, Augustus. Gothische Ornamente [Gothic Ornaments: Selected from Various Ancient Buildings in England and France] Exhibiting Numerous Specimens of Every Description of Decorative Detail, From the XIth. to the Beginning of XVIth. Cent. Berlin: Bruno Hessling, nd c. 1896. Revised. Quarto portfolio, title page, 2-page index plus 100 unbound engraved plates. Text in German. Portfolio, Board with cloth spine. Good; cloth tie missing, cover staining and endgewear; plates clean and bright.  
 
A variety of ornaments from coats of arms to brackets, finials, leaves, and gables Gothic styles from France and England. (19663)    $175.00         
 
 
3. 
Berger Bros. Co.  Tinplate
Berger Brothers Company, Philadelphia, PA                  
[Metal]. Berger Brothers Company. Berger Bros. Co.  Tinplate. Philadelphia, PA: Berger Bros. Co., nd c. 1900. First edition. 6.25" x 4.25", with 12 tin samples interspersed with cardboard pages describing the samples. A previous owner made some notes in ink on the pages. Cardboard Covers with unusual chain binding through eyelets in pages. Good; cover and pages heavily soiled but binding is sound.  
 
What a treasure! We've never had a sample book like this before. Large tinplate samples stamped with their catalog name and coating weight (19685)    $160.00
 

From the Old House Journal library
4. 
Lighting Fixtures and Lighting Effects
M. Luckiesh (Director, Lighting Research Lab. National Lamp Works, G.E.)
[Lighting]. M. Luckiesh (Director, Lighting Research Lab. National Lamp Works, G.E.). Lighting Fixtures and Lighting Effects. New York: McGraw-Hill Book Co., 1925. First edition. Octavo, 330. b/w illustrations (from the library of the Miller-Storm Co., Linwood Avenue, Detroit, Michigan) Cloth over Boards, khaki. Very Good.  
 
An invaluable guide to lighting principles including how lighting, colors, paint finishes, and environments interact, followed by a summary of the history of lighting devices through the ages, and then some discussion of modern lighting effects such as direct and indirect lighting, luminous panels, and skylights. An uncommon book with many practical ideas, still useful today. From the Old House Journal reference library. (17504)    $55.00
 
 
5. 
Atwood's Country and Suburban Houses
Atwood, Daniel T.                           
[Pattern Book]. Atwood, Daniel T. Atwood's Country and Suburban Houses illustrated with about 150 engravings. New York: Orange Judd & Company, 1871. First edition. 12mo, pp 287, illustrated with b/w drawings and engravings. Cloth over Boards. Very good; hinges starting to split.  
 
Hints and suggestions as to general principles of house building, style, cost, location, symmetry and modes of building. Chapters include water supply, kitchen and ventilation, foundations, brick, concrete walls, wooden walls, roof, painting, and more. Contains 33 house designs for buildings such as a stone cottage, a country church, a farm barn, a bowling alley, an Italian villa, a country house, a laborer's cottage, and more. An attractive volume of Victorian patterns. From the Old House Journal reference library. (19688)    $80.00
 
 
6. 
Homes & Interiors of the 1920s: A Restoration Design Guide
Morgan Woodwork Organization, Chicago, IL                           
[Millwork]. Morgan Woodwork Organization. Homes & Interiors of the 1920s: A Restoration Design Guide Originally published as Building with Assurance. New York: Morgan Woodwork Organization, 1923 (1987). Second edition. Quarto, pp 439, indexed, illustrated with b/w and color drawings. Original Wraps. Good; moderate wear and creasing to cover.  
 
A wonderful reprint of the 1923 Morgan trade catalog.  A chance to own the "almost original" for less money! A beautiful piece, part pattern book and part trade catalog, with 24 home designs in color, suggestions for house features and decorating ideas, and hundreds of millwork illustrations, stained glass, doors, interior fittings, etc. Morgan intended this to be a complete guide and catalog for the prospective home builder, answering "all the perplexing questions that stand between you and your ideal home." One of the nicest catalogs of its type. Uncommon. From the Old House Journal reference library. (13289)    $30.00
 
 
7. 
Textone Volume 1 (Limited First Edition, Copy No. 1833)
U.S. Gypsum Co., Chicago, IL                          
[Concrete & Cement]. U.S. Gypsum Co. Textone Volume 1 (Limited First Edition, Copy No. 1833). Chicago: U.S. Gypsum Co., 1924. First edition, limited. Quarto, pp. 24. Illustrated with b/w photographs and color frontispiece. Includes 8 textured color plates on card stock in a pocket on the back inside cover. Page 1 is printed, "This is copy No. 1833 of the first and limited edition of this work printed directly from hand-set type and the original color plates. It is the private property of Edward B. Lee" Decorated Boards. Very Good, cover slightly rubbed.  
 
A wonderful hand-set, limited edition catalog introducing the U.S. Gypsum Co. product Textone, a stucco-like textured wall product that could be colored and used to produce various effects for different architectural styles: Greek, Spanish, Early Italian, Early English, Gothic, Modern European, Colonial, and Moorish. A truly beautiful catalog, with 8 sample cards in a back pocket for reference. A scarce item from the Old House Journal Reference Library. (13175)    $95.00  
 
 
8. 
Brick Masonry (Sections I, II, III)
Structural Clay Products Institute, Washington, DC                         
[Masonry]. Structural Clay Products Institute. Brick Masonry (Sections I, II, III). Washington, D.C.: Structural Clay Products Institute, 1946. Later printing. Quarto, no page numbers (about 400 pages), illustrated with b/w drawings and specification drawings. Cardboard Covers. Very good.  
 
These books document a series of projects from material loaned by the Essex County Vocational and Technical High School in Newark, NJ.  They are intended to be used by journeymen brickmasons selected to teach, and by those teacher/trainers who will supervise and assist them. Section I contains 25 projects, Section II contains projects 26 to 57, and Section III contains the teacher's version of the 57 projects. Some sample projects are a Flemish bond wall, a small house chimney, a gauged brick jack arch, and concrete footings. From the Old House Journal Library. (19672)    $65.00  
 
 
           
Architecture and History
9. 
The Architectural Annual for 1901 - #2 of 1000 printed 
The Architectural League of America, Philadelphia, PA                            
[American]. The Architectural League of America. The Architectural Annual. Philadelphia, PA: The Architectural Annual, 1901. First edition. Folio, pp 303. Architectural renderings, b/w photographs, plans, elevations, and perspective drawings. Numbered 2 of 1000 printed. Front endpaper has two period newspaper articles about the Architectural League of America pasted down. There is an original drawing in pencil on the last page of the book. Original Red Cloth on Boards w/embossed design & gilt lettering. Good; hinges are weak, front cover stained and creased, bottom of spine is fraying.  
 
A beautiful collection of architectural drawings of projects across the country by professional architectural firms. Some wonderful buildings actually built, such as the Transportation Building in Chicago, and the Monte Carlo Casino, are interspersed with sketches, proposals, and designs. (19683)    $85.00
    
 
10. 
The Orders of Architecture
Greenberg, A. Benton                           
[Architectural History]. Greenberg, A. Benton. The Orders of Architecture A drafting manual to supplement "Architectural Drafting" by Greenberg and Howe. New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1915. First edition. Oblong small quarto, pp. 20, illustrated with b/w architectural detail drawings. A two-page school exam laid in. Numerous pencil calculations on many pages. Original wraps with text bound by two brass brads. Good; split spine, covers soiled.  
 
This loose-leaf drafting manual illustrated Roman, Tuscan, Doric, Ionic, Corinthian, Greek Doric, Greek Corinthian, Greek Ionic, and decorated moldings. The detailed engravings are beautiful and precise. Someone loved and used this book frequently; now it's time for someone else to love it. (19681)    $60.00
   
 
 

Pattern Books
11. 
Model Kitchens as submitted in the Frigidaire Competition
Fisher, K.A.; Crosby, M.J.; Schneider, C.S. (Judges)                             
[Kitchens]. Fisher, K.A.; Crosby, M.J.; Schneider, C.S. (Judges). Model Kitchens as submitted in the Frigidaire Competition. Dayton, OH: Delco-Light Company, G.M., 1926. First edition. Oblong quarto, pp 47, illustrated with b/w floor plans, interior elevations, and perspective renderings. Decorated Stock Covers, turquoise. Very good.

A lovely collection of kitchen designs by architects from Connecticut to California and New York. The styles range from Arts & Crafts to Art Deco to more traditional designs. A scarce volume in exceptional condition. (19691)    $90.00
 
 
12. 
Aladdin Homes Catalog #33
The Aladdin Company, Bay City, MI                            
[Pattern Book]. The Aladdin Company. Aladdin Homes Catalog #33. Bay City, Michigan: The Aladdin Company, 1922. First edition. 12mo, pp 128. wonderfully illustrated with color and black-and-white drawings. Signed on the cover by a previous owner. Decorated Wraps with Cloth Spine. Good; spine fraying, cover creased and soiled.  
 
As with most  Aladdin pattern books, quite outstanding and uncommon.  Very colorful and a true reflection of its times.  Wonderful exterior renderings of houses, and also Aladdin's line of kitchen cabinets, colonnades, arches, additions, and garages. (19684)    $75.00
 
 
 
 
13. 
Summer Living
De Garmo Lumber Co., Milford, MI                            
[Pattern Book]. De Garmo Lumber Co. Summer Living. Milford, MI: De Garmo Lumber Co., 1947. First edition. Oblong quarto, pp 32, indexed. Illustrated with spot color b/w perspective drawings and floor plans. Staplebound Wraps. Very good; cover soiled and lightly creased.  
 
Who doesn't dream of having a summer home? These cottages, log cabins, boat houses, tourist cabins, and piers are attractive and economical. They also offered plans to build a garden seat, outdoor grill, rustic bridge, picnic table, lawn chair, minnow live-box, and a diving raft. Another aspect of the post-WWII building boom. (19677)    $75.00
 
 

Construction Materials & Methods

14. 
Portico Work, Design Sheet #250
Foster-Munger Company, Chicago, IL 
[Millwork]. Foster-Munger Company. Portico Work, Design Sheet #250 serving New England lumber dealers since 1857. Chicago, IL: Foster-Munger Company, nd c. 1913. Original edition. Broadside, 12.5" x 28", portico work illustrated in b/w drawings with red lettering. Folded sheet of printed paper. Broadside.  
 
An unusual design sheet of portico work by the Foster-Munger Company of Chicago. Portch posts, newels, balusters, spindles, railing, brackets, and more. Suitable for framing. (19676)    $150.00         
 
 
15. 
The Master Painter's Partner
Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company, Pittsburgh, PA   
[Paint]. Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company. The Master Painter's Partner Maintenance and Buying Guide Pittsburgh Paints Brushes Sundries. Pittsburgh, PA: Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company, 1948. First edition. Quarto, pp. 180, indexed, illustrated with b/w drawings. Includes numerous paint and stain chips, color charts, and technical details. Embossed Decorated Boards, Dark Green. Very good; moderate edgewear on spine.  
 
A wonderful trade catalog and professional manual for house painters, promoting Pittsburgh's product lines. In nice condition, with excellent color illustrations and several paint chip pages, most complete. Many great details and quite scarce. (19686)    $175.00             
 
 
16. 
The Blue Book of Steel Windows
The Blue Book of Steel Windows, Detroit, MI  
[Windows]. Fenestra Steel WindoWalls. The Blue Book of Steel Windows. Detroit, MI: Detroit Steel Products Co., 1923. Original edition. Small quarto, pp. 116, indexed, illustrated with b/w specification drawings and photographs. Original Embossed Wraps. Very good.  
 
Specifications and installation instructions, plus photographs of commercial buildings that feature these windows, including Mt. Morris School and American Chicle Company on Long Island; US Armorplate Plant in Charlestown, WV; Ford Motor Company in Detroit; and Link Belt Company in Philadelphia. An absorbing view into industrial construction in the 1920s. (19212)    $90.00           
 
 
17. 
Glass ~ Paints, Varnishes and Brushes
Pittsburgh Plate Glass Co., Pittsburgh, PA 
[Glass]. Pittsburgh Plate Glass Co. Glass ~ Paints, Varnishes and Brushes Their History Manufacture & Use. Pittsburgh, PA: The Lakeside Press, 1923. Quarto, pp 208 and 178.  index pp xxii. Illustrated profusely with b/w photographs and several color plates and paint color chip charts. Cloth over Boards, brown w/gilt decoration. Very good.  
 
Showing factories, glass manufacturing, paints, brushes, tools, architectural glass, mirrors, store fronts, interiors, display cases, patterned and wired glass, leaded and stained glass, color paint charts, and more. The store fronts featured are beautifully photographed interiors of a soda fountain counter, a barber shop, a drug store, a department store, a jewelry store, cafeteria displays, a florist refrigerator, and many others, as well as exterior photographs of store window displays. A terrific resource for 1920s decor. It's hard to find so much information about this subject in one place! (19103)    $130.00          
 
   
18. 
Directory of the Architect Volume XIII: Plastering Technique
Peganov, A. A.
[Plastering]. Peganov, A. A. Directory of the Architect Volume XIII: Plastering Technique. Moscow: Izdatel'stvo Akademii Arkhitektury SSSR, 1947. Original edition. Small octavo, pp 328, illustrated with b/w drawings and several color plates. Text in Russian. Cloth over Boards. Very good.  
 
Chapters on materials, plaster mortars, tools and fixtures, plastering, decorative plaster, plastering architectural details, special types of plaster, organization of plastering. An unusually scarce plastering trade piece. (19670)    $110.00         
 
 
 
 
 
19. 
Hastings Millwork
A.W. Hastings & Company, Northampton, MA 
[Millwork]. A.W. Hastings & Company. Hastings Millwork serving New England lumber dealers since 1857. Northampton, MA: A.W. Hastings & Co., 1953. Original edition. Small quarto, approximately 90 pages, illustrated with b/w drawings. Metal ring binder. Very good.  
 
A scarce mid-century catalog of doors, windows, moldings, and millwork, from the Northampton office of this Somerville, Mass. based millwork company, founded in 1857. This volume is well preserved and a nice resource for builders, preservationists and historians of New England's building industry. (19673)    $60.00         
 
 
20.   
Illustrated Catalogue of Composition Capitals and Brackets
The Decorators Supply Company, Chicago, IL   
[Millwork]. The Decorators Supply Company. Illustrated Catalogue of Composition Capitals and Brackets. Chicago: Decorators Supply Company, May 1906. First edition. 16mo, pp 72, illustrated with detailed b/w drawings. Large counterstamp in purple ink by the office and salesroom on cover and title page; pencil calculations on rear back cover. Cardboard Covers with Cloth Spine. Good; cover soiled, back hinge weak.  
 
This company made capitals and brackets for exterior or interior use, with fine examples from Grecian and Roman classics, the medieval ages, different periods of Renaissance as practiced by the Italians, the French, and modern architects. (19679)    $60.00
 
 
21.   
Painting and Decorating
Pearce, Walter J.  
[Paint]. Pearce, Walter J. Painting and Decorating. London: Chas Griffin and Co., 1913. Fourth edition, revised and enlarged. Small octavo. pp xvi, 329, indexed. Illustrated with 30 black-and white and 4 colored plates protected by tissue.  Original Maroon Cloth with Gilt Lettering on Spine. Very Good; soiled cover, weak back hinge.  
 
This is a very comprehensive, tradesman-oriented, well illustrated manual from the early 20th century, covering shops, tools, materials, paper-hanging, color mixing, and all aspects of painting (decorative effects through spray painting). With four brilliant color plates illustrating various applications and styles. Very scarce in this edition, Painting and Decorating was a popular trade manual, and was reprinted and revised several times throughout the early 1900s. (19678)    $95.00
 
 
22.   
The Lehigh Farm Book of Structographs
Lehigh Portland Cement Co., Allentown, PA 
[Concrete & Cement]. Lehigh Portland Cement Co. The Lehigh Farm Book of Structographs. Allentown, PA: Lehigh Portland Cement Co., 1927. Original edition. Quarto, pp. 36, indexed. Illustrated with b/w drawings and photos throughout. Staplebound Wraps. Good; some closed tears and light water stains to back cover and internal pages; ink stain on front cover; some loose pages.  
 
Step-by-step instructions with photographs and floor plans for making foundations and walls, poultry house floors, dairy barn floors, hog houses, storage cellars, a concrete block garage, concrete walks and steps, fence posts, manure pits, septic tanks, tobacco curing barns, and more. (19671)    $45.00          
 
 
23. 
Stupid Mason - a Vinegar Valentine
Anonymous                
[Masonry]. Anonymous. Stupid Mason Vinegar Valentine. nd c. 1910. Original edition. 7" x 9.5", once folded but presented flat.  Colored print. Very good; tiny open tear at the top margin; small portion of bottom right corner is missing.  
 
A vinegar valentine was decorated with a caricature and an insulting poem. This one mocked the mason for being stupid: "You are only a howling idiot, and you waste more than you use, / You can't lay a brick, or plaster a niche, but you know how to vilely abuse. / The hod you ought to be carrying, for you're only a spoiler of brick, / And you never did groan when hit with a stone, because your head [is] so thick. / You ought to be taken up by the heels, and thrown in a mortar-bed, / And mixed with that stuff, till it takes off the rough, and puts some sense in your head."  Suitable for framing. (19666)    $65.00        
 
 

Metal and Hardware
24. 
Brass and Copper Material
U.T. Hungerford Brass & Copper Company, New York, NY                 
[Metal]. U.T. Hungerford Brass & Copper Company. Brass and Copper Material. New York: U.T. Hungerford Brass & Copper Co., 1907. First edition. 16mo, pp 283, indexed with thumb tabs at the page's edge. Illustrated with b/w drawings. Price list pages are all rubber stamped "Revised / See Price List No. 9 Adopted 1912" Decorated Cloth over Boards. Good; 2" of front hinge detached.  
 
Chapters for brass, bronze and German silver, Tobin bronze, phosphor bronze, sheet and bar copper, yellow metal, zinc, seamless tube, brass fittings, brazed and iron lined tube, electrical goods, rivets and burs, tacks and nails, hardware, and roofing material. An attractive pocket-sized catalog. (19680)    $65.00          
 
 
25. 
Let's Build a Home
United States Steel, Pittsburgh, PA                  
[Steel]. United States Steel. Let's Build a Home. Pittsburgh, PA: United States Steel, nd c. 1955. First edition. Quarto, pp. 21, illustrated with color drawings. Staplebound Wraps. Very good; several light stains on cover.  
 
This advertising brochure trumpeted the advantages of steel in strength, durability, safety, ease of construction, variety, beauty and maintenance. Sections include the use of steel in the foundation, framework, basement, kitchen, and bathroom. Attractive period illustrations of fixtures make this a great reference tool for renovation of 1950s homes. (19690)    $60.00          
 
 
26. 
Our Salesman: Tin Shop and Contractors Supplies
Dayton Hessler Company, Syracuse, NY                 
[Metal]. Dayton Hessler Company. Our Salesman: Tin Shop and Contractors Supplies. Syracuse, NY: Dayton Hessler Company, 1927. First edition. Quarto, pp 201, indexed. Illustrated with b/w drawings. Some advertising pages bound in the text, some with color illustrations. A Dayton Hessler advertisement for Black Bull liquid asbestos roof cement laid in. Decorated Cloth over Boards. Very good; bottom inch of spine is splitting.  
 
An attractive catalog covering sheet metal products, galvanized sheets, Toncan metal sheets, tin plate, sheet copper, furnace pipe and fittings, registers, furnaces, conductor pipe, eves trough, paints, oils, glass, stoves, stove pipe and elbows, tools, and janitors' supplies. (19682)    $90.00           
 
 
27. 
National Builders' Hardware Catalog #25
National Manufacturing Company, Sterling, IL                
[Hardware]. National Manufacturing Company. National Builders' Hardware Catalog #25. Sterling, IL: National Manufacturing Company, 1947. First printing. Small quarto, pp 216; illustrated with b/w drawings. Spiral Bound Wraps. Very good.  
 
This well-illustrated catalog included some new items to National's line, such as a 2" light strap hinge, a 2" light T hinge, a sash lock, an overhead door set, a new drawer pull, and more. Their regular line included trolley door hangers, storm-proof door hangers, garage hardware, chain bolts, door latches, stay rollers, cellar window sets, combination screen and storm door sets, and much more. An attractive catalog from this Midwestern hardware company. (19674)    $55.00         
 
 
28. 
Builders Hardware Catalog #20
Lawrence Brothers Inc., Sterling, IL                
[Hardware]. Lawrence Brothers Inc. Builders Hardware Catalog #20. Sterling, IL: Lawrence Brothers Inc., 1938. First printing. Small quarto, pp 294, indexed; illustrated with b/w drawings. Original Wraps. Very good.  
 
This Illinois company was established in 1876, and had a large line of hardware by the time this catalog was printed. Products included casement window fasteners, braces, latches, garage door hardware, hooks, hinges, rail brackets, shutter fasts, and much much more. (19675)    $65.00         
 
 
 
Brick and Stone
29. 
Granite: Buildings, Mausoleums, and Monuments  
Granite Industry of Barre Vermont                                                                  
[Stone]. Granite Industry of Barre Vermont. Granite: Buildings, Mausoleums, and Monuments. Montpelier, VT: Union Card Company, 1904. Original edition. Octavo, pp. 30, illustrated with b/w photographs. Staplebound Wraps. Very good.  
 
This advertising booklet was published for the Louisiana Purchase Exposition held in St. Louis, Missouri in 1904 (informally known as the St. Louis World's Fair), and intended to promote the granite industry of Barre, Vermont. The stone, the quarries, and the city of Barre are described for those who were unfamiliar with them, and photographs of architectural uses were included, such as Krueger Mausoleum in Newark, NJ; Burns Monument in Barre; Poth Mausoleum in Philadelphia, and many more. Very attractive and in lovely condition. This is the first time we have been able to offer a copy of this scarce booklet. (19664)    $90.00
 
 
30. 
The Elements of Mining and Quarrying     
Foster, Sir C. Le Neve
[Stone]. Foster, Sir C. Le Neve. The Elements of Mining and Quarrying with frontispiece and nearly 300 illustrations. London: Charles Griffin & Company, Limited, 1919. Fourth edition. Small octavo, pp. xviii, 323, indexed, illustrated with b/w drawings. Ex-library. Cloth over Boards. Good; spine splitting and front hinge nearly detached.  
 
A trustworthy guide not only for the beginner but for the experienced miner, as well as directors and shareholders of mining companies who want an authoritative, clear exposition of mining. The author was a professor of mining at the Royal College of Science in London. and an inspector of mines for the Queen. (19689)    $85.00
 
 
31. 
The Marble-Workers' Manual    
Booth, M. L. (translator, from French)
[Stone]. Booth, M. L. (translator, from French). The Marble-Workers' Manual designed for the use of marble-workers, builders, and owners of houses, containing practical information respecting marbles in general; their cutting, working, and polishing; veneering of marble; painting upon and coloring of marble; mosaics; composition and use of artificial marble, stuccos, cements; receipts, secrets, etc., etc. New York: Sheldon, Blakeman & Co., 1856. First American edition. Small octavo, pp 256, appendix, no illustrations. Text block with paper adhesive binding. Fair; solid covers gone, the title leaf in facsimile.  
 
This book was intended to place information and models needed by skillful marble workers within their reach, with the hope that it would draw forth essays and attract attention to the art. Topics covered include general qualities and defects of marble, cutting and polishing, plated marbles, stuccos, mosaic paintings, and terraces. A reading copy of this exceedingly rare book. (19668)    $135.00
 
 
32. 
Stone Mason - a Vinegar Valentine   
Anonymous                                                                   
[Stone]. Anonymous. Stone Mason Vinegar Valentine. nd c. 1910. Original edition. 7" x 9.5", once folded but presented flat.  Colored print. Very good.  
 
A vinegar valentine was decorated with a caricature and an insulting poem. This one mocked the stone mason for the vices of alcohol and tobacco: "You blear-eyed, boozy, red-nosed drone, / You work enough at hammering stone / To keep your belly full of beer, / Which you consider the only cheer. / Your chisel would never be heard to clink / But that you must pay for tobacco and drink."  Suitable for framing. (19665)    $75.00
 
 
Titles on Sale

33. 
Houses for the Working Classes in Urban Districts
Cranfield, Sydney White and Potter, Henry Ingle          
[Pattern Book]. Cranfield, Sydney White and Potter, Henry Ingle. Houses for the Working Classes in Urban Districts comprising 30 typical and improved plans arranged in groups, with elevations for each, and block plans, &c. also introductory and descriptive text, general notes on planning, tables giving sizes of rooms, cubic contents, cost, &c. with an appendix giving extracts from the local government model, and London county council byelaws [sic]. London: B. T. Batsford, 1900. First edition. Folio, pp. 33 plus 21 full page b/w plates of home exteriors and floor plans. Bookplate for a previous owner on front endpaper. Publisher's advertisement and receipt for the book laid in.  Decorated Wraps. Good; first ten pages are detached.  
 
Building homes for the working class, at rents that they could afford despite the rise in construction costs, was a challenge for large cities at the turn of the 20th century. The urban districts were crowded and affordable housing was scarce. In this book, the idea of building cottages that would house one or two families in suburban districts was considered more favorable than building more tenement housing in the central district of large towns, and it was assumed that travel options for the working class to get to their workplaces would improve because of increased demand. This book presents plans for thirty cottages intended for working class homes in suburban areas. (19455)    $95.00
 
 
34. 
The Design of Herman Miller
Caplan, Ralph         
[Interiors]. Caplan, Ralph. The Design of Herman Miller Pioneered by Eames, Girard, Nelson, Propst, Rohde. New York: Watson-Guptill Publications, 1976. First edition. Octavo, pp 119, 8 pages in full color, 100 b/w illustrations. Cloth over Boards. Very good in good dust jacket; several open tears.  
 
This book is richly illustrated with photographs of the many innovative Herman Miller furniture systems and prototype designs now accepted as classics as well as anecdotal pictures of the chief personalities. Because it is a record of the development of a corporation that is both uniquely American and yet international in its influence and implications, the book has as much to offer the social historian as it does the architect and the designer. (19566)    $30.00
   
 
35. 
Eames: Pioneers of Mid-Century Modernism
Koenig, Gloria        
[Furniture]. Koenig, Gloria. Eames: Pioneers of Mid-Century Modernism. Koln, Germany: Taschen, 2015. First edition. Small quarto, pp. 96. Indexed, illustrated with b/w and color photographs.  Hard Cover. Near Fine in Near Fine Dust Jacket.  
 
Nothing says modernist perfection like an Eames design. Though they are best known to the general public for their furniture, the husband and wife duo of Charles and Ray Eames were also forerunners in the fields of architecture, industrial design, photography, and film. This book covers all of their illustrious career, from the earliest furniture experiments and molded plywood designs to their work for Herman Miller and films. (19565)    $20.00
 
 
36. 
Playing Soldier
Cheek, Richard       
[Books about Books]. Cheek, Richard. Playing Soldier: The Books and Toys that Prepared Children for War, 1871-1918. New York: Grolier Club, 2018. First edition. Quarto, pp. 471, indexed, illustrated with over 1,200 color photographs.  Cloth over Boards. New in new dust  jacket.  
 
This book was published to accompany the exhibition "Playing Soldier" that was on display at the Grolier Club in New York City in the fall of 2018. If you enjoyed Cheek's 2013 book "Selling the Dwelling," you're going to want to explore this one too. Cheek's obvious bibliomania and interest in the graphic arts of World War I and II led him to military children's books, magazines, posters, postcards, trade cards, and other forms of printed ephemera that connected youth to military life or wartime circumstances.  A unique cultural, historic overview of Europe and the United States leading up to WWI. A visual feast and engrossing reading. (19305)    $55.00
 
 
37. 
Bungalows Camps and Mountain Houses
Comstock, William P.; Schermerhorn, Clarence E.; Wrenn, Tony P. (Introduction)      
[Pattern Book]. Comstock, William P.; Schermerhorn, Clarence E.; Wrenn, Tony P. (Introduction). Bungalows Camps and Mountain Houses (Signed by the architectural historian Daniel D. Reiff, author of "Houses from Books"). Washington, D.C.: American Institute of Architects Press, 1990/1915. Republication. Quarto, pp 126. b/w illustrations, floor plans, photographs and architectural drawings throughout. Signed by Daniel D. Reiff inside front cover. Color Pictorial Wraps. Near Fine.  
 
A beautifully illustrated plan book, depicting the popular bungalow styles which actually emanated from British Colonial India. There is a wealth of historical background as well as descriptions of building materials, furnishings, and design requirements. The author co-wrote "America's Forgotten Architecture." and was an Archivist at the AIA. (18476)    $25.00
   
 
38. 
The Country Life Book of Small Houses
Smithells, Roger (Editor)     
[Pattern Book]. Smithells, Roger (Editor). The Country Life Book of Small Houses. London: Country Life, Ltd., 1939. First edition. Quarto. pp. 92, with period advertisements bound in. Richly illustrated with b/w photos and floor plans.  Cloth over Boards. Very good in tattered, tape-repaired dust jacket.  
 
Very good source book on small homes in the 1930s. A remarkable and interesting book on the subject, written by the editor of England's Country Living, a highly regarded expert on many subjects. (19298)    $30.00
 
 
    
39. 
Armstrong's 1953 Linoleum
Armstrong Cork Co., Lancaster, PA     
[Building Materials]. Armstrong Cork Co. Armstrong's 1953 Linoleum (trade catalog). Lancaster, PA: Armstrong Cork Co., 1953. First edition. Quarto, pp 233, indexed. Color illustrations and charts on every page. Patterned free end papers. Cloth over Boards, beige. Good, 3 pages have small sections cut out; one page torn with significant portion missing.  
 
A colorful and extensive catalog of linoleum finish materials including flooring, tiles, wall coverings, bases, counter-tops, asphalt, plastics, and more. A very nice resource book for designers and builders interested in re-creating the 1950's "Moderne" look. (16809)    $55.00
   
 
40. 
Building with Assurance
Morgan Millwork, Oshkosh, WI     
[Millwork]. Morgan Millwork. Building with Assurance. Oshkosh, WI: Morgan Millwork, 1923. Second edition, but numbered and limited. Quarto, pp. 439, indexed, illustrated with b/w and color drawings. Full Leatherette with Pictoral Design. Very Good.  
 
A very beautiful trade catalog, with hundreds of millwork illustrations, stained glass, doors, interior fittings, etc. One of the nicest of its type. Uncommon. From the collection of author Daniel D. Reiff. (19595)    $55.00
 
 
 
 
 
41. 
Architectural Terra Cotta Brochure Series Volume One The School
National Terra Cotta Society, New York, NY    
[Terra Cotta]. National Terra Cotta Society. Architectural Terra Cotta Brochure Series Volume One The School. New York: National Terra Cotta Society, 1914. First edition. Folio, pp 32. b/w photographs and architectural drawings on each page. Decorated Wraps. Very good condition.  
 
A handsome volume in this series, featuring 30 plates showing school and university buildings across America. The photographs and drawings include exterior elevations and close-ups of the facades. An invaluable resource, especially for institutional architects and builders. (19224)    $65.00
 
   
42. 
Cooper, Jones and Cadbury Illustrated Catalogue and Price List
Cooper, Jones and Cadbury, Philadelphia, PA   
[Plumbing]. Cooper, Jones and Cadbury . Cooper, Jones and Cadbury Illustrated Catalogue and Price List (Cover states "Haines, Jones & Cadbury, Philadelphia. 1885") Manufacturers of every description of brass work for plumbers, gas and steam fitters, engine builders, railroad and water companies. Dealers in plumbers' materials. Philadelphia: Cooper, Jones and Cadbury, 1884. First edition. Quarto, pp 272, numerous b/w lithographs, index.  Original brown decorated linen. Good. No DJ, as Issued.  
 
A very early Philadelphia building trades piece.  Beautifully illustrated:  at times merely functional products, but many with a beautiful aesthetic component, such as ornate and complicated faucets, chain-stays,  soap cups, fountains and fountain jets, etc. (11029)    $225.00
 
 
43. 
Diagnosing and Repairing House Structure Problems
Seaquist, Edgar O.   
[Restoration]. Seaquist, Edgar O. Diagnosing and Repairing House Structure Problems. New York: McGraw-Hill Book Co., Inc., 1980. First edition. Small quarto, pp x, 255, indexed. Illustrated with b/w drawings and photographs. Boards. Near Fine in Near Fine DJ.  
 
This practical, plain-speaking book brings together essential information on the causes of all kinds of damage, distress, and deterioration problems in the home, and guides the homeowner toward the making of repairs that are in keeping with the nature of the problem and reasonable in terms of time and money expended. The entire range of structural problems is covered, from foundation to roof, interior walls to porches and patios, and from the aesthetic to the absolutely essential. A very attractive copy. (19374)    $25.00
 
 
44. 
Masonry Conservation and Cleaning
APT Pre-Conference Training Course, Toronto, Canada, Sept. 16-19, 1984  
[Masonry]. Association for Preservation Technology. Masonry Conservation and Cleaning APT Pre-Conference Training Course, Toronto, Canada, Sept. 16-19, 1984. Toronto: Association for Preservation Technology, 1984. Original edition. Quarto, c. pp. 400, illustrated with b/w photographs. Signed by Patricia Poore on the front cover. Plastic comb binding. Very good.  
 
A comprehensive compilation of reprinted articles and technical papers, covering a variety of topics related to masonry conservation and cleaning, including the chemistry of masonry cleaning, controlling damp in masonry buildings, decay in building stones, maintenance and repair of architectural sandstone, and many more. From the Old House Journal Reference Library. (19538)    $55.00
 
 
45. 
Brickwork
Brunskill, Ronald and Alec Clifton-Taylor  
[Masonry]. Brunskill, Ronald and Alec Clifton-Taylor. Brickwork. London: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1982. First paperback edition. Octavo, pp. 160, indexed, richly illustrated in 150 b/w photos & 60 diagrams, surveys history of English brickwork throughout the centuries, includes glossary. Paperback. Very Good.

A thorough survey of English brickwork through the centuries, including manufacturing and building techniques, patterns, and the development of brickwork styles. A useful reference on the subject. (19375)    $20.00
 
 
 
 
46. 
Angel Novelty Co. Catalog
Angel Novelty Co., Fitchburg, MA 
[Furniture]. Angel Novelty Co. Angel Novelty Co. Catalog Presenting Angel's New Line of Standardized Woodwork for the Home. Fitchburg, MA: Angel Novelty Co., 1952. Original edition. Small quarto, pp.75 plus insert pages, dealer discount sheet, and price list. Illustrated in b/w with some spot color. Metal comb binding in wraps. Very Good.  
 
Angel offered products such as kitchen cabinets, corner china closets, table and chair sets, French doors, windows and sash, interior and exterior doors, mantels and colonnades, and much more. (13288)    $30.00
 
 
 
47. 
ICS #41B - Joinery, Stair Building, Ironmongery, Plastering, Glass and Glazing, Painting and Decorating, Electric Wiring and Bells
ICS Staff 
[Carpentry]. ICS Staff. ICS #41B - Joinery, Stair Building, Ironmongery, Plastering, Glass and Glazing, Painting and Decorating, Electric Wiring and Bells. London: International Correspondence Schools, Ltd, nd c. 1910. Reprint. Octavo, pp. vi, approx. 480 w/many drawings & illustrations throughout, including color plates and a foldout floor plan. Boards. Very Good+.  
 
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 is an uncommon title, in uncommonly excellent condition. (19472)    $50.00
 
 
 
48. 
Brickwork
Walker, F.
[Masonry]. Walker, F. Brickwork A Practical Treatise, Embodying the General and Higher Principles of Bricklaying, Cutting and Setting with the application of geometry to roof tiling, remarks on the different kinds of pointing, a description of the materials used by the bricklayer and a series of problems in applied geometry. London: Crosby Lockwood and Son, 1899. Fifth edition. 12mo, pp viii. pp 119, indexed, illustrated with 91 woodcuts, 16-page Weale's publishers catalog and 48-page Crosby Lockwood publishers catalog bound in. Original Cloth on Boards. Very Good.  
 
A wonderful period piece snapshot of the masonry building trades in the late nineteenth century. The line drawings are very good.  Comprehensive study, including ornamental brick work and arch-cutting, roof tiling and pointing. (19586)    $75.00
 
 
49. 
The Rudiments of Practical Bricklaying
Hammond, Adam
[Brick]. Hammond, Adam. The Rudiments of Practical Bricklaying in six sections: general principles of bricklaying; arch drawing, cutting, and setting; different kinds of pointing; paving, tiling, materials; slating, and plastering; practical geometry mensuration, etc. London: Crosby Lockwood and Son, 1899. Tenth Edition, Carefully Revised, With Additions. 12mo, pp 116, illustrated with 68 woodcuts;  48-page Weale's publishers catalog bound in. Original Cloth on Boards. Very good.  
 
A popular introductory manual to the trade from the late 19th century covering general principles, architectural drawings, methods such as pointing, paving, tiling, and geometry. (19585)    $65.00
 
 
50. 
Magazine of Building, Jan-Dec 1951  
(vols 94 and 95; 2 bound volumes)
Prentice, P. I. (Editor)
[Architecture]. Prentice, P. I. (Editor). Magazine of Building, Jan-Dec 1951 (vols 94 and 95; 2 bound volumes). New York: Time, Inc., 1951. First edition. Quarto, each issue over 200 pp., indexed. Illustrated with b/w and color photographs and drawings. Trade advertisements throughout. Mild ex-library. Cloth over Boards. Very good.  
 
An outstanding collection of building projects and concerns during the Korean War era. Includes Frank Lloyd Wright projects, a rotogarage project, prize-winning homes, escalators, school architecture, an umbrella house, defense housing, prefabrication, a hexagonal theater, a cocoon house, and much much more. Each issue has 200-300 pages, so there's a lot of content in these issues. An Architectural Forum publication. (19389)    $150.00