Selected Titles for October 2020
My daughter Kimberly went to college at a Vermont art school, graduating with honors in graphic design. After college, she worked in Portland, Maine in a marketing agency for two years, working on campaigns for corporate customers. But with the COVID-19 complications, she has decided to start her own brand and web design business in Portland. Her company focuses heavily on architectural design and historic preservation; she was raised in a 1685 New England saltbox, and she was one of my first catalogers. In fact, I had cards printed up for her as "Senior Vice President of Shipping and Receiving!" So naturally, her choice for an office is a converted industrial factory in Portland. She is pictured here with me in her new office. For those of you, like me, who feel that traditional, old school marketing is less effective in this era of social distancing, perhaps a look at her website,, will give some idea of new ways to spread the word.
And on a sad note: last month, we lost David "Harry" Harrison, who ran the UK office of celebrated decorative plastering company Hayles and Howe. Harry was a dear friend, good customer, and early supporter of Preservation Trades Network. Here he is pictured with David Hayles, Sarah Jackson and John Lang, all PTN members. This photo was taken by PTN member Bob Zoni at the annual PTN meeting in 2019 held at Sterling Castle in Scotland. Back in the days when we had an option for international travel!
In sending out last month's book orders, I ran into an inadvertent tribute: item #26, Virginia McAlester's "Great American Houses and their Architectural Styles," came from Old House Journal. This copy had a warning label on the front dust jacket: "Patty's copy. Do not Cut." Patty is Patty Poore, editor in chief of OHJ. And Virginia, whom we lost several months ago, was held in high regard by her colleague.

Once again we have some interesting new arrivals that we are very proud to offer, including a six volume portfolio of chromolithographs that we have never seen before, and a stunning, late 18th-century treatise on Roman architecture. We also have a nice selection from the OHJ library and some good value in our sales items. Here's wishing you good health in these unsettling times. Please don't forget to vote!

Happy browsing,
New Arrivals
The Practical Decorator and Ornamentist (6 volumes)
Audsley, George Ashdown and Maurice Ashdown Audsley
[Decorative Arts]. Audsley, George Ashdown and Maurice Ashdown Audsley. The Practical Decorator and Ornamentist (6 volumes) for the use of architects, painters, decorators, and designers containing one hundred plates in colours and gold, with descriptive text. London: Blackie & Son, Limited, 1892. First UK edition. Folio, pp. ix, 36, with 100 plates and a page for each one plate with identification and description of the plate image. Ex-library; each plate has a library stamp on the reverse, and each volume has a library book plate inside the front cover. Portfolio. Very Good.

Very scarce title; this was created only for a subscriber market. Stunning Victorian patterns and design in full color, and in remarkable condition. The influence of the Arts and Crafts movement is evident. One of the most beautiful works we've ever seen. (20055)   $1,100.00
Monumenti di Fabbriche Antiche [Monuments of Ancient Fabrication]
Volume II of a 3-volume set
Cipriani, Giovanni Battista
[Architectural History]. Cipriani, Giovanni Battista. Monumenti di Fabbriche Antiche [Monuments of Ancient Fabrication] extracted from the drawings of the most famous authors; volume II. Rome: con Privilegio Pontificio, 1799. First edition. Quarto, pp. ~100, illustrated with b/w engravings. Text in Italian. Half leather over marbled boards. Very Good.

Cipriani was an Italian painter and engraver. This is the second volume of Cipriani's 3-volume study of Roman architecture, beautifully illustrated. Some of the buildings featured in this volume are the Portico of Octavia, Temple of Bacchus, Temple of Peace, and the Temple of Minerva. An important window into the condition and features visible on these buildings in the 18th century. (20064)   $375.00
Domestic Architecture
Brown, Richard
[Building]. Brown, Richard. Domestic Architecture: Containing a History of the Science, and the Principles of Designing Public Edifices, Private Dwelling-Houses, Country Mansions and Suburban Villas, with Practical Dissertations on Every Branch of Building from the Choice of the Site to the Completion of the Appendages Some Observations on Rural Residences, Their Characteristic Situation and Scenery; with Instructions on the Art of Laying Out and Ornamenting Grounds. London: George Virtue, none (circa 1842). Quarto, pp. 339; should have 342 pages, so last several are missing. 63 plates containing perspective views and ground plans, and elevations drawn to scale. Original publisher's brown cloth with front cover illustration in gilt, repaired with the original spine laid-down. Cloth over Boards. Good; some foxing and light stains on some plates.

Also includes garden and landscape designs, ice house and dog house designs. Glossary of landscape-gardening terms. Hitchcock, "Early Victorian Architecture," notes: "Brown's book is typical of the sort of book builders' draftsmen leaned on in the 1840s for ideas. The appearance of another edition of this as late as 1852 indicated that the demand for this sort of material continued through the whole Early Victorian period. A voluminous and authoritative treatise that covered the subject in a comprehensive manner unprecedented in British architectural history. (20049)   $175.00
A Complete & Practical Guide in the Art of Building
Partington, C. F.
[Carpentry]. Partington, C. F. A Complete & Practical Guide to Carpenters, Joiners, Bricklayers, Plasterers, Masons, Brickmakers, Painters, Glaziers, Plumbers, and to all persons interested or concerned in the Art of Building comprehending the theory and practice of the various branches of architecture, &c. &c. forming part of the mechanics' library, or book of trades. London: Sherwood, Gilbert, and Piper, 1831. First edition. Small quarto, paginated from 289 to 592 being a complete section of Partington's Mechanics Library, illustrated with engravings and 5 plates, which are all present. Boards. Very good; light foxing.

Charles Frederick Partington was a British science lecturer and writer. He was associated with the London Institution. A thorough treatment of the building trades of the time, including historic architecture, bricklaying and brickmaking, masonry, carpentry and joinery, house painting, and plumbery. Exceedingly rare; this is the first copy we've encountered. (20071)   $250.00
Practical and Theoretical Essay on Oblique Bridges
Buck, George Watson
[Bridges]. Buck, George Watson. Practical and Theoretical Essay on Oblique Bridges. London: John Weale, 1839. First edition. Octavo, pp. v, 43 text, 12 plates, some fold-out, pub. ads. Original Cloth, professionally rebacked. Good.

George Watson Buck was the engineer of the Montgomeryshire Canal in the early 19th century, and was responsible for the unique lock paddle design. He was later resident engineer during the building of the London and Birmingham Railway, and also designed Stockport Viaduct and the Dane Valley Viaduct on the Manchester and Birmingham Railway. With this publication, he was the first to apply trigonometry to the design of the skew arch railway bridge. It was used as a standard reference work on the subject until the early 20th century, its last reprinting being in 1895. Nice copy of this title, in the very rare first edition. An ambitious publication for its era. (1027)   $140.00
Building Construction - Volume II - Plates
Burn, R. Scott
[Building Trades]. Burn, R. Scott. Building Construction; Showing the Employment of Timber, Lead, and Iron Work, in the Practical Construction of Buildings. Vol. II - Plates. Collins' Advanced Science Series. London and Glasgow: William Collins, Sons, & Co., 1877. First edition. Quarto, 59 plates. Signed in ink by a previous owner in 1883 on the title page. Some neat notations in pencil by the same owner on some plates. Original Embossed Cloth Over Boards. Very Good, no DJ as issued; some discoloration of endpapers consistent with age.

We've had the text volume before, but this is our first offering of the volume of plates. A previous owner apparently did some construction based on these plates, and the pencil notations reflect his experiences and suggestions for improvements. (20077)   $95.00
French Provincial Architecture
Goodwin, Philip Lippincott and Henry Oothovt Milliken
[International]. Goodwin, Philip Lippincott and Henry Oothovt Milliken. French Provincial Architecture As shown in various examples of town & country houses,shops & public places adaptable to American conditions. London: B.T. Batsford Ltd, 1924. First edition. Folio, pp. 25 plus 94 plates, mostly b/w photographs, but some sharp gravure images of architectural drawings. Signed in ink by a previous owner on front endpaper. Boards. Good; moderate edgewear, small tear to backstrip.

The purpose of this group of measured drawings and photographs is to present to the American public some examples of French provincial architecture which are interesting from an American point of view. The buildings selected date from the 16th century to the 19th century, and the examples include large and small town houses, cottages, shops, public places, gardens and fountains. An uncommon, lavish study of French Provincial architecture. (20080)   $225.00
The Churches of the Nene Valley, Northamptonshire
Sharpe, Edmund, J. Johnson, A. H. Kersey
[Great Britain]. Sharpe, Edmund, J. Johnson, A. H. Kersey. The Churches of the Nene Valley, Northamptonshire. London: B. T. Batsford, 1880. Original edition. Folio, pp. xix, 43, plus 112 full page b/w engraved plates. Cloth over Boards. Very Good.

Edmund Sharpe was an English architect, architectural historian, railway engineer, and sanitary reformer. He was born in a small town on the River Nene in Northamptonshire, England, so this book was clearly a work of love for his home. The illustrations are measured drawings executed with much care and minuteness, arranged in chronological order. This is a wonderful tool for the architectural student for comparative study. Sharpe passed away before the book was published, and his co-authors completed the work to publish it in his honor. Exceedingly rare; we're proud to offer this for the first time. (20093)   $100.00
Architecture and History
Old Colonial Doorways of New England
C.B. Webster & Co. [Publisher]
[Doors]. C.B. Webster & Co. [Publisher]. Old Colonial Doorways of New England. Boston: C.B.Webster & Co., 1912. First printing. Octavo, pp. 23, sepia toned photos of colonial style doorways in Salem and Newburyport, MA and Portsmouth, NH. A red and white sticker is adhered to front cover. Original Wraps with String Tie Binding. Good.

From first period, unpainted, to high style Federalist, a very nice gathering of architecturally interesting entryways. Of interest for traditional builders, millwork specialists, tradesmen. (20094)   $45.00
Planning Secondary School Buildings
Engelhardt, N.L., N.L, Jr., and Stanton Leggett
[Building as Envelope]. Engelhardt, N.L., N.L, Jr., and Stanton Leggett. Planning Secondary School Buildings. New York: Reinhold, 1949. First edition. Small Quarto, pp. 231, illustrated w/ b/w drawings and plans. Cloth over Boards. Very Good in VG edgeworn DJ.

This is a school book for architects and educators to help them in designing, planning, and operating a secondary school building. It is one of the most detailed and comprehensive books exploring the educational use of space from a contemporary viewpoint. The rich benefits of the authors' work and study are incorporated in their suggestions which are virtual formulas for increasing the efficiency of a secondary school. Scarce in this condition. (7697)   $40.00
Architecture's Portfolios on Nine Topics
Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, NY
[Architecture]. Charles Scribner's Sons. Architecture's Portfolios on Nine Topics The Eagle in Sculpture; Hanging Signs; Over-Mantel Treatments; Wall Sheathing; Metal Fences; Outside Stairways; Fountains; Interior Doors; Rustication. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1933-1934. First edition. Quarto, pp. ~10-15 each, illustrated with b/w photographs. Staplebound Wraps. Very Good.

A lovely assortment of photographs illustrating various architectural details. Scarce and always in high demand. (20092)   $140.00
The Framed Houses of Massachusetts Bay, 1625-1725
Cummings, Abbott Lowell
[New England]. Cummings, Abbott Lowell. The Framed Houses of Massachusetts Bay, 1625-1725. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1979. First edition. Large quarto, pp. 261, indexed, 280 b/w illustrations, including photographs, architectural drawings and technical building details. Ex-library. Color Pictorial Wraps. Very Good.

A ground-breaking study of wood framed houses in colonial Massachusetts. It describes his theory about how timber joints were used in English buildings and their technology evolved in New England. Chapter headings include indigenous building forms, builders and their resources, the assembly of the house frame, English derivations and evolutionary trends, finishes, and much more. An invaluable treatise for preservationists, historians and builders. (20063)   $40.00
A Building History of Northern New England
Garvin, James L.
[New England]. Garvin, James L. A Building History of Northern New England. Lebanon, NH: University Press of New England, 2001. Fourth Printing. Small quarto, pp. 199, indexed, illustrated w/ b/w photographs. Index, significant bibliography, and an appendix with the Secretary of the Interior's standards for the treatment of historic properties.  Glossy Pictorial Wraps. As new. 

The life's work of James Garvin, noted expert, preservationist and the Architectural Historian of New Hampshire. One of the best books on the subject, worthy of addition to any preservationist's library. (20095)           $30.00
Women's World: The Art and Life of Mary Ellen Best 1809-1891
Davidson, Caroline
[Art]. Davidson, Caroline. Women's World: The Art and Life of Mary Ellen Best 1809-1891. New York: Crown Publishers, Inc, 1985. First American edition. Quarto, pp. 160, indexed, illustrated with more than 140 full-color pictures. Signed by a previous owner in ink inside the front cover. Cloth over Boards. Very Good in Very Good Dust Jacket.

For anyone interested in the way Europeans lived in the early nineteenth century, Mary Ellen Best is a fascinating and informative artist. Her watercolors provide a unique and intimate portrait of her native Yorkshire, as well as Wales, Germany, Holland, and Belgium in the 1830s and 1840s. Far from staying at home, she loved travel and new experiences. She had no inhibitions about rejecting the subject matter of early 19th century art and painting a vivid record of her life. Recaptures an era of elegance and simplicity that vanished even during the artist's lifetime. (20061)   $35.00
Early Nantucket and its Whale Houses
Forman, Henry Chandlee
[Massachusetts]. Forman, Henry Chandlee. Early Nantucket and its Whale Houses. New York: Hastings House, 1966. First edition. Small quarto, pp. 291, indexed, illustrated with 115 b/w drawings and 90 photographs. Cloth over Boards. Very Good in Very Good Dust Jacket.

This is a detailed account of perhaps the most interesting Island civilization in America - one that is known all over the world. Written by a man who is a trained historian besides being a practical architect and archaeologist, the book does an important service to art and to history by bringing back and preserving for our time such a complete history of early Nantucket. A scholarly, informative and enjoyable book that will bring pleasure to historian and layman alike. (20060)   $35.00
The Architecture of America: A Social and Cultural History
Burchard, John and Albert Bush-Brown
[Architectural History]. Burchard, John and Albert Bush-Brown. The Architecture of America A Social and Cultural History. Boston, MA: Little Brown & Co., 1961. First edition. Small quarto, pp. 595, indexed, illustrated with b/w photographs. Cloth over Boards. Very Good in Very Good Dust Jacket.

This book tells the story of the evolution of a uniquely American architecture from derivative European forms and eclecticism. How this evolution relates to the growth of American society, to the development of arts and letters - to American intellectual life - is brilliantly discussed in this rich, far-ranging social and cultural history. (20059)   $25.00
Great Georgian Houses of America (2 volumes)
Baum, Dwight, et. al. (eds.)
[Architectural History]. Baum, Dwight, et. al. (eds.). Great Georgian Houses of America Published for the Benefit of the Architects Emergency Committee by the Editorial Committee - 2 volumes. New York: Kalkhoff Press, Inc. and Scribner Press, 1933, 1937. First edition. Folio (11" x 14.25"), Vol I pp. 264, Vol II pp. 256. Richly illustrated with b/w photos and drawings. Prev. owner's name in ink on FFEP. Blue Cloth over Boards with Gilt Decoration and Lettering. Good; wear to top and bottom of spines, corners bumped/rubbed, interiors clean and binding tight.

A very nice copy of this 2 volume compendium of America's Georgian houses. The first volume was published in 1933, and the second in 1937. The second volume is quite scarce. (20058)   $200.00
Architecture and Town Planning in Colonial North America (3 volumes)
Kornwolf, James D. and Georgiana W. Kornwolf
[Architectural History]. Kornwolf, James D. and Georgiana W. Kornwolf. Architecture and Town Planning in Colonial North America (3 volumes). Baltimore, MD: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2002. First edition. Quarto, pp. 1770, indexed. Thoroughly illustrated with b/w photos and drawings. Boards. Very good condition, but mild ex-library.

The subject of this study is art - the architecture, landscape design, and town planning of European colonies on the North American continent north of Mexico and the Rio Grande. This title provides an in-depth survey of American architecture of the Renaissance, and no other work includes both Canada and the United States. Appendix A, on Colonial builders, provides biographical and bibliographical data on some 380 known architects, builders, artisans, and designers. Appendix B, on Colonial buildings, provides data on the status and location of more than 1,500 buildings and towns. An important work for those interested in Colonial North America. (12938)   $60.00
William L. Price: Arts and Crafts to Modern Design
Thomas, George E.
[Architectural Monograph]. Thomas, George E. William L. Price: Arts and Crafts to Modern Design with an introduction by Robert Venturi. Princeton, NJ: Princeton Architectural Press, 2000. First edition, as stated. Quarto, pp. 362, richly illustrated in color and b/w photographs. Cloth over Boards, brown, w/color pictorial Dust Jacket. As New with as new DJ.

An appreciation and overview of the career of architect and designer William L. Price, whose work has largely been overlooked in favor of his contemporaries, Frank Lloyd Wright and Louis Sullivan. Price was helped determine the look of Atlantic City and Miami. He designed the Traymore Hotel in Atlantic City and 350 houses and hotels. Two of his "Utopian" communities survive: Rose Valley in Pennsylvania, and the Garden City, in Arden, Delaware. A welcome history of an architect deserving more attention. (6322)   $30.00
Ralph Rapson: Sixty Years of Modern Design
Hession, Jane King, Rip Rapson and Bruce N. Wright
[Modern]. Hession, Jane King, Rip Rapson and Bruce N. Wright. Ralph Rapson: Sixty Years of Modern Design. Afton, MN: Afton Historical Society Press, 1999. Limited first edition. Quarto, pp. xix, 235, indexed, illustrated with b/w drawings and photographs. Cloth over Boards, black with Dust Jacket. As New in Very Good DJ.

An appreciation and overview of the work and career of Ralph Rapson, "...the most influential Minnesota architect of the twentieth century. Architect, artist, furniture designer, and teacher, he has played a leading role in the development and practice of modern architecture and design, both nationally and internationally." A well-researched, beautifully produced, and visually rich book. (15383)   $35.00
Door Jams: Amazing Doors of New York City
Markman, Allan
[New York]. Markman, Allan. Door Jams: Amazing Doors of New York City. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing, 2013. First edition. Oblong quarto, pp.172, illustrated with color photographs. Pictorial Boards. Very Good in Very Good Dust Jacket.

The whole beautiful, multicultural, transitional, frenetic, classical anarchic nature of New York can be seen in its amazing doors. Artists claim neglected urban spaces and create explosions of color and imagery on warehouse gates, row house doors, and construction sites. Take the door tour - from the expressive doors of Williamsburg to the classic and elegant doors of Sutton Place; from the firehouses that pay tribute to the heroes lost in 9/11 to some very unlikely doors in Staten Island. In the end, these amazing doors not only tell the story of New York City but also of the people who live there. (20053)   $40.00
New Dimensions
Frankl, Paul T.
[Decorative Arts]. Frankl, Paul T. New Dimensions The Decorative Arts of Today in Words & Pictures. New York: Payson & Clarke Ltd, 1928. First edition. Quarto, pp. 80, plus 122 b/w photographic plates. Cloth over Boards. Very Good.

Paul T. Frankl was an Art Deco furniture designer and maker, architect, painter and author. In the years between the two world wars he, more than any other designer, helped shape the distinctive look of American modernism. In this book, Frankl defines "modern" and provides examples of contemporary decorative arts and architecture. Quite a bit of his own work is shown, as well as work by Frank Lloyd Wright, J. J. P. Oud, Mendelsohn, Paul Rodier, Henry Varnum Poor, A. M. Cassandre, Lalique, Mallet-Stevens, Ilonka Karasz, Eugene Schoen, and others. With a Foreword by Frank Lloyd Wright, who is also the dedicatee of the work. A classic in the field of modernist design, and one of the earliest works to assimilate the ideas of the 1925 Paris Exposition. (20066)   $150.00
Rufus Porter Rediscovered
Lipman, Jean
[Americana]. Lipman, Jean. Rufus Porter Rediscovered. New York: Clarkson N. Potter, Inc., 1968. First edition. Quarto. pp 202. Indexed, richly illustrated in b/w and 22 color plates. Original Cloth. Very Good in Good Dust Jacket.

Long neglected in nineteenth history, Rufus Porter, the "Michaelangelo" of America, experienced a rebirth under the watchful eye of Jean Lipman. From his many inventions, his creation of "Scientific American", or his many folk art murals (here catalogued and illustrated), his life shows the range of creativity of a modest genius. Lipman's book, even the reprint edition, is exceedingly hard to find today, here in a very nice example of the dust-jacketed hardcover edition. (19872)   $45.00
The Year Book of the Boston Architectural Club
Containing Examples of English Architecture and Ornament
Boston Architectural Club
[Great Britain]. Boston Architectural Club. The Year Book of the Boston Architectural Club containing examples of English Architecture and Ornament. Boston: Boston Architectural Club, 1928. First printing. Folio, pp. 100, plus pp. 63 of Boston-area advertisements with advertiser's index; illustrated with b/w architectural drawings. Green Cloth over Boards. Very Good, edges worn.

The Boston Architectural Club was organized in 1889 for the purpose of associating those interested in the profession of architecture, with a view to mutual encouragement and help in studies. The plates published in this book are selected from the sketch books of the Architectural Association of England, and show many examples of English architecture and architectural detailing. One of the most desirable and informative titles of the series. (20073)   $75.00
Regional Architecture of the West of England
Richardson, A. E. and C. Lovett Gill
[Great Britain]. Richardson, A. E. and C. Lovett Gill. Regional Architecture of the West of England Origins and Development of Traditional Buildings. London: Ernest Benn, Ltd, 1924. First edition. Quarto, pp. xx, 188, indexed, illustrated with b/w photographs. Signed by a previous owner on the front endpaper in 1930. Cloth over Boards. Very Good.

This book describes the spirit of traditional building as developed in the west of England during the preceding three centuries. The author calls attention to the regional character of the style in its infancy, lays stress upon its development in the 18th century, and carries thought to its later manifestations in the early years of Queen Victoria's reign. The development is explained, taking into consideration local conditions and materials, and extending the spirit of the traditional manner to modern works expressing contemporary needs of similar intent and purpose. (20072)   $60.00
Wspolczesna Architektura Polska [Contemporary Polish Architecture]
Szafer, T. Przemyslaw
[International]. Szafer, T. Przemyslaw. Wspolczesna Architektura Polska [Contemporary Polish Architecture] an anthology of the forty years. Warsaw: Arkady, 1988. First edition. Quarto, pp. ~243, indexed, illustrated with b/w and color photographs. Text in Polish. Cloth over Boards. Very Good in Very Good Dust Jacket.

Tadeusz Przemyslaw Szafer was a Polish architect and urban planner. He lectured at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw and the Cracow University of Technology, and was director of the management of the restoration of the Wawel Royal Castle. He served as editor in chief of the monthly "Architektura" from 1965-1989. The book profiles noted Polish architects and displays photographs of their work. (20067)   $50.00
Houses and Cottages of Britain
Brunskill, R. W.
[Great Britain]. Brunskill, R. W. Houses and Cottages of Britain Origins and Development of Traditional Buildings. London: Victor Gollancz, 1997. First edition. Small quarto, pp. 256, indexed, illustrated with b/w line drawings and photographs. Cloth over Boards. Very Good in Very Good Dust Jacket.

This book looks inside the buildings and shows how and why they were originally planned and how they have evolved, often from very simple structures. It reveals in the process a great amount of fascinating information about the life-styles of the people for whom the houses were built, both in terms of their work and of their social lives. There are detailed chapters on materials and methods of construction and on rooms and their uses, all of which provide further insights into why structures as we see them now developed in the way they did from the original plan forms. (20062)   $30.00
A Guide to Medieval English Tithe Barns
Griswold, James W.
[Building as Envelope]. Griswold, James W,. A Guide to Medieval English Tithe Barns. Portsmouth, NH: Peter E. Randall Publisher, 1999. First edition. Oblong Octavo, pp. 85, richly illustrated with b/w photographs and drawings. Color Pictorial Wraps. As New.

A jewel of a treatise on the predecessors of our American "first period architecture." Available as-new at a wonderful price; belongs in every builder's and architect's library! (8208)   $20.00
A Living Tradition [Architecture of the Bahamas]
Mouzon, Stephen A.
[Design]. Mouzon, Stephen A. A Living Tradition [Architecture of the Bahamas]. New York: The New Urban Guild Foundation, 2007. First edition. Octavo, pp. 298, bibliography, illustrated with b/w and color photos, and paint color charts. Oversized Paperback. New.

Comfortable and easy-paced, this manual on traditional Bahamian architecture is rich in thoughtfully illustrated diagrams and colorful photographs that capture the essence of a gentle island breeze sensibility. A very practical title by a known professional. The side by side comparisons of architectural right and wrongs are very helpful. As with all of Mouzon's titles, visually instructional and solid. (11164)   $50.00
Old House Journal Reference Library
Thatch: A complete guide to the ancient craft of thatching
West, Robert C.
[Roofing]. West, Robert C. Thatch: A complete guide to the ancient craft of thatching. Pittstown, NJ: Main Street Press, 1988. First American edition. Octavo, pp. 160, indexed, illustrated with b/w photos and drawings. Original Cloth. As New in Fine DJ.

The author explains how to identify different thatch, how to maintain a thatched roof, how to assess its condition and any likely repairs, how to find and commission a thatcher, plus more (from DJ). Uncommon title, very solid work for any tradesman. This copy from the Old House Journal Reference Library. (12622)   $35.00
Care & Repair of Antiques and Collectibles; and
Care & Repair of Furniture (2 volumes)
Jackson, Albert and David Day
[Furniture]. Jackson, Albert and David Day. Care & Repair of Antiques and Collectibles; and Care & Repair of Furniture (2 volumes). New York: Harper Collins, 2006. First American edition. Small quarto, pp. 144 (antiques) and 160 (furniture), indexed, illustrated with color photographs. Color Pictorial Wraps. New.

Care and Repair of Antiques is the definitive resource for looking after small collectibles that one might inherit, pick up at a fair, or find in a second-hand shop. Exhaustive practical advice on mending, cleaning, and conserving objects made from paper, metal, glass, wood, textiles and plastic. Care and Repair of Furniture is a highly illustrated reference that covers all the key skills and techniques involved in buying, mending and restoring old furniture. From the Old House Journal reference library. (20078)   $35.00
John Russell Pope: Architect of Empire
Bedford, Steven McLeod
[Architectural Monograph]. Bedford, Steven McLeod. John Russell Pope: Architect of Empire Introduction by William L. MacDonald. New York: Rizzoli International Publications, 1998. First edition. Folio, pp 239 with index. Color and b/w photographs throughout. Cloth over Boards, black w/pictorial Dust Jacket. As new with as new DJ.

The National Gallery of Art, the Jefferson Memorial, the Frick and the Metropolitan Museums: some of the most iconic buildings in Washington, D.C. and New York City were designed by John Russell Pope. This monograph discusses his life, his work and his achievements with wonderful photographs and details. An excellent resource for those interested in Neo-Classical Design in America. From the Old House Journal reference library. (20085)   $45.00
Your Residential Stained Glass:
A Practical Guide to Repair & Maintenance
Wilson, H. Weber
[Stained Glass]. Wilson, H. Weber. Your Residential Stained Glass; A Practical Guide to Repair & Maintenance. Chambersburg, PA: Architectural Ecology, 1979. First edition. Oblong quarto, pp. 46, numerous drawings and diagrams. Paperback. Very Good.

An invaluable, practical guide to the care and maintenance of stained glass. Very scarce today. Web Wilson was one of the contributing writers to Old House Journal in the early days of that publication, and this copy came from the Old House Journal reference library. (20084)   $20.00
Bungalow: The Ultimate Arts & Crafts Home
Powell, Jane and Linda Svendsen
[Arts & Crafts Style]. Powell, Jane and Linda Svendsen. Bungalow: The Ultimate Arts & Crafts Home. Salt Lake City UT: Gibbs-Smith, 2004. First edition. Quarto, pp 286, illustrated with color photographs. Cloth over Boards. As New in Fine DJ.

Eighty-five of the truest examples of the bungalow form across North America are showcased in this lovely book. Experience the beauty of the bungalow in this behind-the-front-porch look at many homes never before photographed for any Arts & Crafts tour, and discover the style and tradition of simplicity, informality, ease of construction, and affordability that will inspire homeowners to reach for higher levels of architectural form. From the Old House Journal reference library. (20083)   $40.00
Bricks and Brownstone
The New York Row House, 1783-1929 An Architectural and Social History
Lockwood, Charles
[American]. Lockwood, Charles. Bricks and Brownstone The New York Row House, 1783-1929; An Architectural and Social History. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1972. First edition. Quarto, pp. xxv, 262, indexed, illustrated with b/w drawings and photographs. Color Pictorial Wraps. Good; scrape on front cover.

This is the first book to examine the architectural styles of the New York row house, the way of life of the families who lived in these unique houses, and the outstanding neighborhoods of a rapidly growing and changing city. A charming and nostalgic evocation of bygone days in a town house or "brownstone" in 19th century America's richest, most powerful, and most cosmopolitan city. Withe the aid of photographs and engravings (over half of them are 100 years old), the author presents the history of the various row house architecture, and discusses and illustrates the features of the styles. An important contribution to New York's brownstone revival. Since it was from the Old House Journal library, this copy has an interesting association: OHJ's founder, Clem Labine, resided in a magnificent brownstone in Park Slope. (20082)   $40.00
Colonial Interiors - Second Series
Sale, Edith Tunis
[American]. Sale, Edith Tunis. Colonial Interiors - Second Series Photographs and measured drawings of the colonial and early federal periods. New York: William Helburn Inc., 1930. First edition. Quarto, pp. forward, list of plates and 159 b/w photo plates. Photos of interiors, many with corresponding line drawings of interiors or woodwork. Cloth over Boards. Good; moderate edgewear, front hinge loose.

With introduction by J. Frederick Kelly. With many line drawings of millwork profiles and fitted interiors in wood. Important contribution, as with most Helburn editions of the era. From the Old House Journal reference library. (20086)   $35.00
Construction Methods and Materials
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. Cloth over Boards, Gilt Lettering. Good; moderate edgewear, loose front hinge.

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. (20081)   $65.00
General Building Repairs Dilapidations and Alterations (3 volumes)
Philpott, Hugh B. (Editor)
[Restoration]. Philpott, Hugh B. (Editor). General Building Repairs Dilapidations and Alterations (3 volumes) Volume I: Brickwork, Carpentry, Wood Coverings; Volume II: Plastering, Plumbing, Painting; Volume III: Alterations, Office Work, Building Law, Index. London: Virtue & Co. Ltd, 1931. First edition. Small quarto, pp. xi, 912, indexed, illustrated with b/w drawings. Original Cloth. Very Good; volumes II and II in edgeworn dust jackets.

The plan of this book is to include everything that may fairly come within the province of the general practitioner in repairs, but to exclude the work which rightly falls to the specialist. The emphasis is on doing things; theory and discussion of methods are kept within a very limited compass. Scarce; we've never offered this before. (20068)   $90.00
Concrete Houses and Small Garages
Lakeman, Albert
[Concrete & Cement]. Lakeman, Albert. Concrete Houses and Small Garages. London: Concrete Publications Ltd, 1949. Revised. Small quarto, pp vii, 150, indexed, illustrated with b/w specification drawings and photographs. Cloth over Boards. Very Good in Good Dust Jacket.

This was one of a series of books on reinforced concrete design and construction. The original edition had been titled "Concrete Cottages, Bungalows, and Garages," but the contents are substantially the same. A great deal of experience was added with respect to durability for the different types of concrete used in housing. (20057)   $75.00
The Modern Plasterer (complete in 2 volumes)
Verrall, W.
[Building Materials]. Verrall, W. The Modern Plasterer (complete in 2 volumes): A Practical Work on Plastering, Decorative Plasterwork, Rough-Casting, Cement-Washes, Plastic Floors, Artificial Marbles, etc. London: Caxton, n.d. (1920s). First edition. Quarto, pp. 224, 232. Richly illustrated in color and b/w. Index. The original edition, not a reprint, and in good working order, for such large volumes that are often frequently referenced in the field. Embossed cloth over boards; gilt lettering. Very good.

A monumental set on an important building trade! Despite their scarcity, we seem to find sets of Verrall's original editions (my UK colleagues are constantly on the lookout for us!) Very comprehensive, written at a time when "the old trade skills" were much more common. A wonderful two volume treatment on the subject, and a very sturdy and nice set of a hard-to-find publication in the US! (19980)   $180.00
Technological Innovation and the Decorative Arts
Quimby, Ian M.G. and Earl, Polly Anne
[Decorative Arts]. Quimby, Ian M.G. and Earl, Polly Anne. Technological Innovation and the Decorative Arts Winterthur Conference Report 1973. Charlottesville: The University Press of Virginia, 1974. First edition. Octavo, pp xiii, 373, illustrated with b/w drawings and photographs. Pictorial Wraps, b/w. Good; several pages detached but present.

Texts of lectures by expert historians, curators, and scientists, on subjects ranging from organization of the jewelry trades, the development of iron castings styles, pressed glass, furniture manufacturing, cylinder printing, printed textiles, and the roles of museums in encouraging innovation. (20051)   $25.00
The New Builders' Handbook on Plastering (#6 in series)
Ford, F. G. and G. F. Ford
[Plastering]. Ford, F. G. and G. F. Ford. The New Builders' Handbook on Plastering (#6 in series). London: George Allen & Unwin Ltd., 1948. First edition. Small octavo, pp. 88, illustrated with b/w drawings. Cloth over Boards. Very Good.

The chief work of the plasterer is the plaster finish and decoration of interior walls and ceilings, and the cement finish of external walls of buildings. This book deals mainly with solid plastering, or plaster applied to walls and ceilings and shaped in situ. Chapters include materials, tools, equipment, trade terms mouldings, floor laying, waterproofing, and more. A handy and easily portable guide for the tradesman. (20050)   $95.00
Analysis of Small Monolithic Concrete Buildings for Earthquake Forces
Portland Cement Association, Chicago, IL
[Concrete & Cement]. Portland Cement Association. Analysis of Small Monolithic Concrete Buildings for Earthquake Forces. Chicago, IL: Portland Cement Association, 1935. First edition. Small quarto, pp. 56, illustrated with b/w drawings. Signed on the front cover by a previous owner in 1935. Staplebound Wraps. Very Good.

In this booklet, rational recommendations for design and suggestions pertaining to construction are presented which will insure safe, economical small buildings. Typical examples are worked out in detail to illustrate design principles. (20076)   $110.00
739 Paint Questions Answered
Painter's Magazine
[Paint]. Painter's Magazine. 739 Paint Questions Answered A Reference Encyclopedia Answering Knotty Problems that Confront the Painter, Decorator and Paint Manufacturer in their Everyday Work With Complete Topical Index. New York: The Painter's Magazine, 1904. Second edition. Small quarto, pp 368. Indexed. Advertising section in rear. Several formulas added by a previous owner on the front and rear endpapers. Decorated Green Cloth Over Boards. Very Good.

Very practical, hands-on, for the tradesman and professional. Chock full of traditional techniques, trade secrets and lessons learned. A wealth of information from the professionals behind The Painters Magazine, a trade magazine distributed in the US and Canada. (20075)   $65.00
Pattern Books
New Duplex Book
L. F. Garlinghouse Company, Topeka, KS
[Pattern Book]. L. F. Garlinghouse Company. New Duplex Book. Topeka, KS: L. F. Garlinghouse Company, nd c. 1930. Fifth improved edition. Small quarto, pp. 48, illustrated with b/w exterior photographs and floor plans. Two center pages loose, but present. Order form missing. Staplebound Wraps. Very good.

72 designs of 1 and 2-story duplexes, small apartments, and garage apartments. Many unusual styles, including Southern plantation, ranch, colonial, and cottage. Garlinghouse plans have been built into more than plans from any other source in the world, but duplexes are still unusual. This plan book is rare; we haven't seen this one before. (20070)   $60.00
Modern American Homes
von Holst, H. V.
[Arts & Crafts Style]. von Holst, H.V. Modern American Homes. Chicago: American Technical Society, 1913. First edition. Oblong folio, pp. 108 b/w photographic plates with floor plans (each plate is really a page with b/w illustration and text.) Brown Cloth Over Boards, title on cover. Good; moderate edgewear.

A scarce title in any condition, with page after page of period homes, especially a high number of bungalows, in wood and stucco. The primary emphasis is on bungalows of all kinds, but there are cement plaster houses, Adirondack camps and boathouses, and occasional mansions. (20079)   $95.00
Trade Catalogs
T.C. Snyder & Co. Roofing Trade Catalog
T.C. Snyder & Company, Canton, OH
[Roofing]. T.C. Snyder & Company. T.C. Snyder & Co. Roofing Trade Catalog Improved Sheet-Iron Roofing, Iron Ore Paint, Rein Holders and Rock Drill Machines. Canton, OH: T.C. Snyder & Co., nd c. 1881. First edition. 24mo trade pamphlet, pp 16, some b/w illustrations. Staplebound Wraps. Very Good.

This roofing company advertised that its roofing was "the most perfect and practical fire-proof, lightning-proof, wind, water, and rust-proof," and that its iron ore paint spreads farther than any other and was "the finest Iron Ore Paint made." In addition, several pages of descriptive testimonials from clients, installing the products on barns, stores, banks, etc. are included. Uncommon and in very nice condition! (20091)   $75.00
Street Furniture: List of Approved Designs 1963
Council of Industrial Design, London and Glasgow
[Furniture]. Council of Industrial Design. Street Furniture: List of Approved Designs 1963 Lighting Columns, Lanterns, Litter Bins, Bus Shelters, Outdoor Seats. London: Council of Industrial Design, 1963. First edition. Octavo, pp. 124, illustrated in b/w photos. Signed by a previous owner inside front cover. Spiral Bound. Very Good.

This list of designs were approved by the Council of Industrial Design's Street Furniture Panel. The products are listed under manufacturers' names. Many designs were included in order to offer lighting columns, lanterns, litter bins, bus shelters and outdoor seats that coordinated with surroundings of historical and architectural interest. (4005)   $30.00
Architectural and Decorative Ornaments:
The General Catalogue of Jacobson & Co., 1924
Jacobson & Co., New York, NY
[Ornamentation]. Jacobson & Co. Architectural and Decorative Ornaments: The General Catalogue of Jacobson & Co., 1924. New York: Jacobson & Co., 1924. Original edition. Quarto, pp iv, 183; each page is a numbered b/w photographic plate. Gray Cloth over Boards w/embossed design. Very Good.

A beautiful collection of ornamental products - ceilings, columns, mouldings, panels, fountains, urns, grilles, and much more. (20074)   $65.00
Brick and Stone
Maintenance of Interior Marble
Kessler, D. W.
[Stone]. Kessler, D. W. Maintenance of Interior Marble. Cleveland, OH: National Association of Marble Dealers, nd c. 1920. First edition. 16mo, pp. 31. Signed by a previous owner on the front cover. Staplebound Wraps. Very Good.

This booklet is intended mainly for the use of those charged with the care of interior marble work. It embodies in brief form the results of a research program carried out at the National Bureau of Standards under the auspices of the National Association of Marble Dealers. Various phases of the cleaning problem are discussed from a practical standpoint. Methods for eradicating all the common types of stains are given and a few suggestions are made which may prove of use to the marble setter. The recommendations herein are based on over 10,000 laboratory tests and experiments, a comprehensive study of numerous marble installations, and the experience of persons who have been long associated with such problems in a practical way. Very scarce; we've never seen this one before. (20087)   $60.00
Rude Stone Monuments in All Countries
Fergusson, James
[Stone]. Fergusson, James. Rude Stone Monuments in All Countries Their Age and Uses. London: John Murray, 1872. First edition. Small quarto, pp 559, indexed, illustrated with 234 b/w drawings, a color fold-out map of Europe, and a 32-page publisher's list bound in. Cloth over Boards, gilt details. Very Good; sunned spine.

One of the most interesting of antiquarian studies is that which relates to the origin and purpose of the many ancient mounds and monuments found in almost every country. Antiquaries have never agreed whether the circles are temples or tombs or observatories, whether the dolmens are monuments of the dead or altars for sacrificing living men, and whether the mounds are tombs or law courts. This book compiles a Historical and Statistical account of the Rude Stone Monuments in all parts of the world. (20056)   $75.00
Root Cellars in America:
Their History, Design and Construction 1609-1920
Gage, James
[Architectural History]. Gage, James . Root Cellars in America: Their History, Design and Construction 1609-1920. Amesbury, MA: Powwow River Books, 2012. Second edition. Octavo, pp. 152. Illustrated with b/w photos and drawings. Paperback. New.

A field guide and survey of different types of root cellars, pits, trenches, root houses, and others that were used for centuries to preserve root crops and vegetables before the advent of affordable refrigeration for home use. Includes information about construction, design principles, and other details. An interesting work on a neglected aspect of domestic architecture. (20088)   $20.00
Titles on Sale
The Architecture of Entertainment: LA in the Twenties
Winter, Robert
[California]. Winter, Robert. The Architecture of Entertainment: LA in the Twenties. Gibbs Smith, Publisher, 2006. First edition. Quarto; pp. 160. Beautifully illustrated and documented. Hardcover. Near Fine in Near Fine Dust Jacket.

The 1920s brought dramatic change and burgeoning growth to the City of Angels. Much of the varied architectural milieu of Los Angeles originated during this decade, as the center of the city took shape and talented architects from around the world flooded into the area to compete for projects. A wonderful and comprehensive overview of a glamorous era. Lists at $39.95. (10761)   $20.00
The Modern House
Yorke, F. R. S., ARIBA
[Modernism]. Yorke, F. R. S., ARIBA. The Modern House. London: The Architectural Press, 1937. Third revised and enlarged. Quarto, pp. 224, illustrated with b/w photographs and floor plans. Index of architects' names. Original coarse beige linen binding. Missing page 89. Very Good.

A very influential book, on the continent and in the United States. Somewhat of a modernism manifesto, and a stunning compilation of examples of modernist design and building. Each of the many examples give country of origin, architect, and any and all intricacies of construction, floor plan(s), regional context, building materials involved, etc. Even the layout and design is quite 'modernistic.'  Rather uncommon in this country: we've not had a copy before. A smart book. (20089)   $35.00
Architectural Terra Cotta. Standard Construction
National Terra Cotta Society, New York, NY
[Terra Cotta]. National Terra Cotta Society. Architectural Terra Cotta. Standard Construction. New York: National Terra Cotta Society, 1914. Folio (10.5X14), 70 numbered plates, indexed. Original brown cloth in very good order, internally sound. Indexed. Signed by a previous owner inside front cover. Original Cloth over Boards with Leather Backstrip. Good; front hinge splitting.

With 70 large, scaled drawings of terra cotta in building applications (from windows and columns to gargoyles and domed arches). One of only a handful of early 20th century titles on the subject, and perhaps the best, certainly the most detailed architecturally. A book which we never seem to be able to keep in stock! (20090)   $130.00
Evolution of the English House
Addy, Sidney Oldall
[English]. Addy, Sidney Oldall. Evolution of the English House. West Yorkshire, England: EP Publishing Limited, 1975. Reprint of Second Edition. Octavo, pp. 252, indexed, illustrated with b/w drawings and photos. A previous owner signed the front endpaper in 1976. Cloth over Boards. Very Good in Very Good DJ.

1975 reprint of the 1933 edition, very scarce. The author begins with the round houses of pre-Roman Britain and outlines the development of the English house through the ages. A rare and engaging book. (11363)   $30.00
The Structural and Ornamental Stones of Minnesota
Bowles, Oliver
[Stone]. Bowles, Oliver. The Structural and Ornamental Stones of Minnesota. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1918. First edition. Small quarto, pp 225, indexed, illustrated with b/w photographs and drawings, several color plates, plus several fold-out reference illustrations in excellent condition. Original Wraps. Near Fine.

A history of the building and ornamental stone industry in Minnesota is summarized, the rocks and their constituent minerals are described, and an outline of the geologic history is given. A brief account of the properties essential to the usefulness of stones is followed by a general discussion of the crystalline rocks of Minnesota. Detailed descriptions of the quarries, of their products, mode of operation, equipment, ownership, and means of transportation, form the main body of the report. Undeveloped outcrops as well as quarries are described. Very rare. (19999)   $50.00
Technologies for Prehistoric & Historic Preservation
Congress of the US, Office of Technology Assessment
[Restoration]. Congress of the US, Office of Technology Assessment. Technologies for Prehistoric & Historic Preservation. Washington DC: Office of Technology Assessment, Congress of the US, 1986. First edition. Small quarto, pp. xi, 198, index and appendices, illustrated with b/w photographs. Mild ex-library. Oversized Paperback. Very good.

This report presents the primary findings of an assessment reviewing how federal agencies implement federal preservation policy, and showing how the uses of certain methods, techniques, tools and equipment can assist federal, state and local preservation efforts. It examines the use of preservation technologies and identifies research and development needs, and explores how improvements in federal policy and implementation can facilitate the more effective use of technologies appropriate for managing the country's prehistoric and historic cultural resources. From the Old House Journal library. (19416)   $20.00
Interior Design in 20th-Century America: A History
Smith, C. Ray
[Interiors]. Smith, C. Ray. Interior Design in 20th-Century America: A History. New York: Harper & Row, 1987. First edition. Quarto, pp. 355, indexed, illustrated with b/w and color photographs. OHJ stamp on title page. Color Pictorial Wraps. Very Good.

As the first book to deal exclusively with interior design in 20th-century America, this volume will undoubtedly find an appreciative readership. It is heavily illustrated and brings together under one cover a considerable amount of information. From the Old House Journal reference library. (19913)   $20.00
The Elements of Architecture: London 1624
Wotton, Henry
[History]. Wotton, Henry. The Elements of Architecture: London 1624 The English Experience, its Record in Early Printed Books published in Facsimile, Number 272. New York: Da Capo Press, 1970. Reprint. Small quarto, pp. 123, originally published in 1624. Cloth over Boards. Very Good.

Henry Wotton (1568 – 1639) did not intend this book to be just another philosophical treatise for the architecture student. As the first Englishman to produce a serious work on the subject of architecture, Henry Wotton found himself in a unique and advantageous position to spread it beyond architects as he himself had not been trained as an architect. During his time in Florence, Transylvania, Poland, Germany, Rome, and later as an ambassador to the Venician Republic from 1604 to 1653, Wotton realized the incomparable advantage of including architecture in the common person’s day to day lifestyle. He sought to educate the lay English public with a summary and categorization of true architecture principles. He wrote as a critic. This was a short, easy book that might be found in any person’s sitting room. It expressed a new enthusiasm for the art of architecture in popular society.The Da Capo Press reprints are of high quality and have become quite scarce. A chance to get a nice affordable reprint of an important title. (12009)   $20.00
A Treatise and General Primer on the Properties of Early American Paints
Historic Paints Ltd
[Paint]. Historic Paints Ltd. A Treatise and General Primer on the Properties of Early American Paints Including also A Summary and Description of Pigments, Copious Descriptions of their Manufacture and Application...and also A Brief Description of their Aging Characteristics. Meredith, New York: Historic Paints, Ltd, 1994. First edition, reprinted. Octavo, pp. 32. Richly illustrated with sepia toned images from the period. As the title sets forth, with chapters on "The Manufacture of Early Paints," "Types of Paint,"  "the Preparation and Application of Paint," "Of Colors and Pigments," and "Modern Paints." With an extensive bibliography of titles on the history of paint. Original decorated wraps. New.

As the text begins: "The only new ideas are those that have been forgotten." An extremely ambitious (and successful!) little pamphlet. Very useful for the paint professional as well as the period homeowner, looking for a good and reliable overview on the subject of historical paints. Belongs in every preservationist's library and should be actually read (!) from cover to cover. From the Introduction: "The only new ideas are the ones that have been forgotten." (9802)   $15.00
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