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Selected Titles for September 2018
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Construction Methods & Materials
Concrete and Cement
Ironwork and Hardware
Brick, Stone, and Terrazzo
Paint and Varnish
Blue Ridge Glass Corporation, Kingsport, TN
Blue Ridge Glass Samples in Wooden Case with 27 glass samples
[Glass]. Blue Ridge Glass Corporation. Blue Ridge Glass Samples in Wooden Case with 27 glass samples. Kingsport, TN: Blue Ridge Glass Corp., nd c. 1946. First edition. 7 3/4" x 6 1/4" x 4" Latched wooden case with 27 - 2 7/8" x 4 7/8" samples. Rolled figured glass, figured wire glass, satinol processed glass, polished figured glass, polished wire glass, and AKLO glass (heat-absorbing, thermal-shock resistant figured and wire glass). Hardwood Case w/brass fittings, gilt lettering; label inside cover. Near fine.
A very uncommon boxed set of Blue Ridge Glass samples.They include polished Aklo, Satinol, Luminex, Reglex, and other trademarked products by this company. All of them are in excellent condition, and are labeled. A scarce and invaluable collection! (18927) $225.00
[Plastering]. Bankart, George P and G. Edward Bankart. Modern Plasterwork Construction Casting and Fixing; Fibrous, Solid, and Reinforced. London: The Architectural Press, 1926. First edition. Large folio (ca. 13" x 20"). Printed title on front board, v, Prefatory plate + 33 full page single-sided plates loosely inserted. Portfolio with grey linen spine, folding paper flaps, linen tie, edges and corners rubbed. Original Portfolio with linen backstrip over printed boards. Very good; light foxing throughout.
Modern Plasterwork Construction
Bankart, George P and G. Edward Bankart
The full page plates are line drawings of various plaster applications. Very scarce. (18893) $375.00
[Architectural History]. Le Chevallier, M. Paul. Lot of La Construction Moderne magazines. Paris: Librairie de la Construction Moderne, 1927-1931. Orginal printing. Quarto, each issue about 50 pages. Includes bound edition of 1928-1929 issues, plus 35 single issues between 1927 and 1931. Several magazines have detached covers, and most have flaking edges and typical magazine wear at the spine. Bound edition very good to fine. Staplebound Wraps. Good.
Lot of La Construction Moderne magazines
Le Chevallier, M. Paul
This weekly magazine was an important source of professional information. Between the two wars, the magazine published the competitions of the School of Fine Arts, tells the life of architectural companies, and devotes regular sections to reconstruction and local advertising. An interesting snapshot of French architectural practices in the 1930s. (18922) $450.00
Colling, James K.
Details of Gothic Architecture Vol I and II
[Architecture]. Colling, James K. Details of Gothic Architecture Vol I and II Measured and drawn from existing examples. London: David Bogue, 1852 and 1856. First edition. Quarto, pages not numbered; hundreds of b/w illustrated plates of architectural details. Decorated Boards. Very good; some light foxing.
James Colling was an English architect, watercolor artist, and noted book illustrator. This book contains his detailed drawings from 19th century English churches, illustrating Norman, Early English, Decorated, Perpendicular, and iron work details. A scarce and sought-after volume. (18912) $275.00
Decorative Plasterwork in Great Britain
Turner, Laurence, FSA
[Architecture]. Turner, Laurence, FSA. Decorative Plasterwork in Great Britain. London: Country Life, Limited, 1927. First edition. Folio ( 11 x 14), pp. viii, 271, 348 stunning b/w photographs. Crimson decorated and gilded boards. Well indexed. Original red cloth w/gilt lettering. Very good.
With an introduction by Arthur T. Bolton. A comprehensive survey of ornamental plasterwork from the Tudor to the Georgian Periods, written by a major figure in the field. Still the definitive study on the subject. With an amazing amount of architectural detail (line drawings to scale). A scarce but important work. (18920) $275.00
[Building Specifications]. Knobloch, Philip G. Good Practice in Construction Parts I and II, combined and revised. New York: Pencil Points Press, 1931. Revised. Quarto, both volumes: pp. 114 full page plates. indexed. Plates depict scale drawings of building contexts (framing, flashing, placement of windows, etc) Sun faded bluish-gray spine with black text. Good; cloth has slight wear to exterior, sunned spine, slight smudges to rear; moderate to edges and corners; text block shows slight age toning to exterior edges, slight toning to first and last few pages, small ink marking to front pastedown, previous owner's name to ffep; interior unmarked.
Good Practice in Construction
Parts I and II, combined and revised by Philip Knobloch
Part one and two of a scarce set. Like all Pencil Points pubs, very solid and influential work. In may ways a variant of "Architectural Graphic Standards," this time for builders. (18894) $130.00
[International]. Avati, Aldo. Fantasie di Architettura; Schizi e prospettive; Parte I. Torino, Italy: Societa Italiana di Edizioni Artistiche C. Crudo & C., n.d. (ca. 1920). first edition. Quarto, pp. 2 (text) plus 60 color plates of architectural fantasies by the Genovese painter and designer, introduction by Giulio Ferrari. Boards porfolio with ties. Very Good, missing plate #23, backstrip torn.
Fantasie di Architettura; Schizi e prospettive; Parte I
Very scarce: only copy currently available in the world market. Beautiful, phantasmagorical images of architecture. (5060) $250.00
Deutsche Schmiedearbeiten aus Fuenf Jahrhunderten
[Metal]. Bosch, Hans. Deutsche Schmiedearbeiten aus Fuenf Jahrhunderten 50 Planches d'apres les documents originaux de P.-F. Bailly avec une preface de Louis Bonnier inspecteur general honoraire des services d'architecture et d'esthetique et de l'extension de Paris. Leipzig: Baumgartner's Buchhandlung, nd c. 1910. Folio (13" x 17.5"), portfolio format, introduction plus 50 full sixed b/w plates. German. Mild ex-library. Decorated half binding. Backstrip detaching from cover; plates very good with small ex-library stamps.
A survey of German ironwork over five centuries, with each example carefully photographed and its location noted. A beautiful and rare portfolio. (18908) $150.00
Vieilles Enseignes de Paris en Fer Forge
[Metal]. Levy, Albert. Vieilles Enseignes de Paris en Fer Forge (Antique Wrought Iron Signage in Paris) 50 Planches d'apres les documents originaux de P.-F. Bailly avec une preface de Louis Bonnier inspecteur general honoraire des services d'architecture et d'esthetique et de l'extension de Paris. Paris: Albert Levy, 1925. Folio (12.5" x 17"), portfolio format, preface and introduction plus 52 full sized b/w plates on tinted backgrounds (50 unique plates plus duplicates of #6 and #50). French. Mild ex-library. Decorated boards. Backstrip detaching from cover; plates very good with small ex-library stamps.
A survey of wrought iron signs located in Paris, each with the name of the business, its street address, and the size of the sign. A beautiful and rare portfolio. (18901) $275.00
Johnson, William Martin
Inside of One Hundred Homes
[Interiors]. Johnson, William Martin. Inside of One Hundred Homes from the Ladies' Home Journal Household Library. Philadelphia, PA: Curtis Publishing Company, 1898, 1899. Revised edition. 16mo (4" x 6"), pp. 140, illustrated with b/w photographs of home interiors. Beautiful bookplate from previous owner attached to FEP. Decorated Cloth-covered Boards. Good; small tear at top of spine.
A beautiful and scarce title illustrating a range of Victorian home interiors, including hall, kitchen, living room, dining room, bedroom, children's rooms, and even unusal spaces such as the piazza and the odd room. A pleasure to browse! (18904) $60.00
[New England]. (Boston Architectural Club). Boston Architectural Club Year Book for 1911. Boston: Boston Architectural Club, 1920. First printing. Folio, pp. 267, numerous b/w photographs and drawings of buildings, lots of ads for building trades and others, representing current architectural and related projects, primarily by Boston area architects and designers. Beige Cloth over Boards. Good; backstrip semi-detached, some water staining.
Boston Architectural Club Year Book for 1911
Boston Architectural Club
Wonderful early Boston architectural and trade catalog. Scarce (18862) $50.00
[New York]. General Motors Company. Futurama. New York: General Motors Co., 1940. First edition. Oblong Octavo, pp. 29. Illustrated with b/w photographs from the exhibit. Staplebound B/W Pictorial Wraps. Very Good+.
General Motors Company
A marvelous souvenir guidebook to GM's famous Highways and Horizons exhibit at the New York World's Fair, with its massive exhibition hall designed by Norman Bel Geddes. A remarkable look at the incredible future world of 1960! (18886) $40.00
[New York]. Edwin A. Cochran; S. Parkes Cadman (Foreword). The Cathedral of Commerce - Woolworth Building, New York - The Highest Building In The World. New York: Broadway Park Place Co., 1921. Revised edition. Quarto, 24 pp. 3 color illustrations & b/w photographs throughout. Decorated Wraps, beige w/gilt design & lettering. Very Good, Pages in Near Fine Condition, closed tear on cover.
The Cathedral of Commerce - Woolworth Building, New York - The Highest Building In The World
Edwin A. Cochran; S. Parkes Cadman (Foreword)
A beautifully illustrated volume describing the opening of the Woolworth Building by then President Wilson, depicting its facade, its place on the New York skyline at the time, its appearance when illuminated at night, and also describing its various engineering and safety features. There are also historic photographs of the grand arcade, boiler room, and Mr. Woolworth's private office. (18881) $40.00
I.G. Lieurance, Designer
Garlinghouse Ranch and Suburban Homes
[Pattern Books]. I.G. Lieurance, Designer. Garlinghouse Ranch and Suburban Homes. Topeka, KS: The L.F. Garlinghouse Co., nd ca 1949. Third edition. Quarto, pp 72. Color renderings, b/w photographs, "blueprint" floor plans, and specifications on each page. Color Pictorial Wraps. Good.
Ranch houses of all varieties and styles fill this plan book of the early fifties. Lewis F. Garlinghouse was one of the early publishers of plan books which he used to jumpstart his construction business. (18443) $45.00
Arthur, R.J.; Graves, P.B.; Stuessie, R.E.
All American Homes by Garlinghouse
[Pattern Book]. Arthur, R.J.; Graves, P.B.; Stuessie, R.E. Garlinghouse, All American Homes, 124 Construction Proven Designs...2,3,4 Bedrooms. Topeka, KS: L.F. Garlinghouse Co., nd ca 1962. Sixth Edition. Quarto, pp 64. Color renderings, b/w photographs and "blueprint" floor plans on each page. Color Pictorial Wraps, light blue. Very Good+, front cover torn.
A lavishly illustrated plan book with color illustrations on almost every page. Lewis F. Garlinghouse was one of the early publishers of plan books which he used to "jumpstart" his construction business. (18036) $50.00
Arthur, Richard J.; Eddy & Paynter, A.I.A., Richard W. Groh; et. al.
Plans for new Homes by Garlinghouse
[Pattern Book]. Arthur, Richard J.; Eddy & Paynter, A.I.A., Richard W. Groh; et. al. Plans for new Homes by Garlinghouse, 1 2 3 Designs, 2-3-4 bedrooms. Construction proven. Topeka, KS: Garlinghouse Co., Inc., nd ca 1961. Fourth Edition. Quarto, pp 64. Color illustrations, b/w photographs & floor plans on each page. Color Pictorial Wraps, light blue/grey. Very Good+.
Another nicely illustrated plan book with colonial, ranch, Cape Cod, split-level, and contemporary style suburban homes. (18010) $50.00
National Plan Service, Inc.
[Pattern Book]. National Plan Service, Inc. Homes of Moderate Cost. Chicago. IL: National Plan Service, Inc., 1952. Original edition. Quarto brochure, pp 32. Color renderings and b/w floor plans on every page. Color Pictorial Wraps, orange. Very Good+.
Another outstanding plan book by this service. Clearly labeled floor plans, color illustrations of exteriors, and superb graphics. A scarce and beautiful example of how homes were designed and marketed. Invaluable! (18030) $50.00
[Pattern Book]. Grossman. Camps and Garages. Quincy, MA: Grossman, nd, pre-1937. Oblong 16mo (6" x 3.5"), pp 16. Sepia drawings and floor plans on each page. Staplebound Wraps. Very good; light staining.
Camps and Garages
Grossman Lumber Company, Inc., Massachusetts
Grossman's was the premier lumber yard in Massachusetts in the 1930s. This specialty catalog shows the floor plans and sketches for their line of camps and garages. It's nice to dream about the good old days when the materials for a simple summer camp cost less than $500! (18852) $45.00
|Construction Materials & Methods
The Universal Stair Builder
R.A. Cupper, Architect
[Carpentry]. R.A. Cupper, Architect. The Universal Stair Builder; Being A New Treatise on The Construction of Stair-Cases and Hand-Rails, Showing Plans of the Various Forms of Stairs...Illustrated by 29 Plates. New York: William Gowans, 1858. Third edition. Folio, (12.25" x 15.25") pp 32 of text plus 29 b/w plates of stair details. Original Brown Cloth on Boards w/Gilt Lettering & Embossed Design. Binding in Good+ Condition; small portion of top spine missing; some page foxing.
An extremely scarce volume; we've only seen it once before. Beautifully preserved plates showing geometric calculations and designs for traditional stair building. An invaluable book for builders, historians and preservationists. (18930) $275.00
[Carpentry]. Harmon, William H. Carpenters and Builders Handbook and Key to Hip-Roof Problems, Drawn on a Scale of One Inch to One Foot. Beverly, MA: Harmon, William H., 1905. Original edition. 16mo (4"x6"), pp 30 and 18 blank pages for taking notes. Descriptions of several problems encountered with hip-roof framing, and solutions to fixing them. Cloth over Boards. Good, with some light water stains to cover and text block.
Carpenters and Builders Handbook
Harmon, William H.
A complete and easy method for obtaining the lengths and bevels for hip and jack rafters, instruction for connecting two roofs with different pitches; framing dormer windows, valleys, etc. This book was designed to instruct and assist all builders, from amateur to master carpenter. (18853) $75.00
[Building]. Engineering News Record. Lot of Three Books on Construction Costs. New York: Engineering News Record, 1935, 1936. Original edition. Quarto, pp. 95, illustrated with b/w graphs and charts; Quarto, pp. 128, illustrated with b/w graphs and charts; Octavo, pp. 16, illustrated with 2 b/w photographs. Staplebound Wraps . Very good; pen inscription on cover of 1935 book.
Lot of Three Books on Construction Costs
Engineering News Record, and The Building Brick Association
The first two books in this lot are the 1935 and 1936 editions of "Construction Costs" by the Engineering News Record. The 1935 edition covers 1910-1934 and includes prices and wage records for building costs, railroad costs, highway costs, and more. The 1936 edition covers volume of new construction, cost of financing construction, labor and material prices in twenty cities, and directories for fabricators. The third book in this lot is "The Cost of a House: A Comparison Between Brick, Wood, Cement and Hollow Block Construction" by J. Parker B. Fiske, published by The Building Brick Association in 1911. The actual construction costs for a house built in Beverly Farms, Massachusetts is examined. (18876) $55.00
[Building Trades]. Combination Ladder Company. About Fire Ladders. New York: Combination Ladder Company, nd c. 1905. Original edition. Octavo, pp 16. b/w and sepia illustrations. Staplebound Wraps. Good; rust stains at the staples.
About Fire Ladders
Combination Ladder Company
A scarce and historic trade piece from a company that grew during a period of rapid evolution in fire department equipment at the turn of the century, and developed ladders that were safer and stronger. The illustrations of life before and after these improved ladders are macabre and fascinating. (18888) $50.00
[Building Trades]. Combination Ladder Company. Combination Ladder Company Catalogue No. 50, 1900. Providence, RI: Combination Ladder Company, 1900. Original edition. 16mo, pp 32. cyan illustrations. Staplebound Wraps. Good; rust stains at the staples.
Combination Ladder Company Catalogue No. 50, 1900
Combination Ladder Company
A diverse ladder company that also carried rocking horses, flag poles, benches, clothes dryers, and other items that saw use every day in home life. The illustrations in this catalog are delightful. (18889) $50.00
[Carpentry]. Hatfield, Robert Griffith. The American house carpenter: a treatise upon architecture, cornices and mouldings, framing, doors, windows, and stairs. Together with the most important principles of practical geometry. New York: Wiley and Putnam, 1873. Seventh edition, revised and enlarged, with additional illustrations. Octavo, pp. x, 398, plus 36-page appendix and bound-in 18 pages of publisher's literature, hundreds of b/w illustrations. Embossed Cloth over Boards. Very Good.
The American house carpenter
Hatfield, Robert Griffith
Title says it all: extensive work on wood features in mid-19th century building and architecture, including cornices, moldings, and stairs. This revised edition adds 130 pages of new material, especially in the section on framing and construction. (18921) $95.00
[Carpentry]. T. Tredgold (C.E.) & E.W. Tarn (Editor). Elementary Principles of Carpentry and a Treatise on Joinery. London: Crosby Lockwood and Son, 1900. Seventh Edition. 12 mo, pp 312, indexed. 71 figures in b/w. + 66 pages of publisher's advertisements. Original Cloth on Boards, beige w/embossed emblem & lettering. Very Good.
Elementary Principles of Carpentry and a Treatise on Joinery
T. Tredgold (C.E.) & E.W. Tarn (Editor)
A very thorough and detailed guide to these subjects - covering the properties of timber, seasoning timber, decay and preservation, structural theory, framing, and much more. One of the most extensive examinations of joinery that we've seen. Another uncommon and informative volume in this series! (18897) $125.00
[Building Trades]. Allen, C. Bruce. Cottage Building or Hints for Improving the Dwellings of Working Men and Labourers. London: Crosby, Lockwood and Son, 1886. Tenth edition, revised and enlarged. 12mo, pp. 160, indexed, includes many b/w illustrations; a 16-page Weale's book catalog, and a 32-page Crosby Lockwood book catalog bound in. Original Green Cloth w/gilt title. Very Good, no DJ.
Allen, C. Bruce
In a preface to this edition, the author explained that the book would cover not only the traditional way construction was done, but with an explanation as to how methods and materials have changed, with many new illustrations. A chapter on economic cottages was added, as well as new discussion on how to improve housing in densely populated areas. (18895) $125.00
Dobson, C. G.
[Roofing]. Dobson, C. G. Roof Tiling Comprising a short history of the craft, an outline of modern English methods of manufacture and of modern practice, some hints on the choice of a tile and on the writing of specifications for roof tiling, and an explanation of the methods of measurement of roof tiling, written for the use of quantity surveyors, their assistants, and members of the building profession generally. London: Crosby Lockwood and Son, 1931. First edition. Octavo. pp. xvi, 147. b/w illustrations, 20 color plates. Appendix, bibliography, index. Cloth over Boards. Very good; sun discoloration on front cover.
An extremely capable treatment on the subject. Very technical for the professional but practical as well. Impressively illustrated. For architects, contractors or tradesmen. (18899) $75.00
Hobson, Vincent H. and Melvin Mann
Historic and Obsolete Roofing Tile; Preserving the History of Roofing Tiles
[Roofing]. Hobson, Vincent H. and Melvin Mann. Historic and Obsolete Roofing Tile; Preserving the History of Roofing Tiles. Evergreen, CO: Remai Publishing, 2001. First edition. Octavo, pp. 254, indexed, glossary, illustrated with color photos, "the only guide to identifying old roofing tiles" (from cover). Autographed by Melvin Mann. Oversized Paperback. As New.
We have a number of solid publications on slate as a roofing material. This, especially for its invaluable assemblage of color photographs of historic tiles (with detailed product specifications, i.e. size, weight per square, etc), is one of the best. (18907) $95.00
This publication endeavors to point out, in language free of technical terms, some of the uses for which concrete is well adapted. Also included is "Concrete around the Home," a 31-page staplebound wrap illustrated with b/w photographs; and "Concrete Bridge Details," a 47-page staplebound wrap with many b/w photographs and drawings. (18873) $45.00
[Concrete & Cement]. Herot Builders Supply Company. Concrete Masonry - Haydite Building Units. Cleveland, OH: Herot Builders Supply Company, nd ca 1922. Original edition. Quarto, pp 11, illustrated with b/w photographs. Staplebound Wraps. Very good.
Concrete Masonry - Haydite Building Units
Herot Builders Supply Company, Cleveland, OH
Haydite is burned clay or shale properly crushed and screened into fine or coarse sizes, and is used to make a strong, light weight concrete. This booklet is devoted to illustrations and information about buildings constructed with Haydite-concrete masonry units, including residences, hotels, apartments, hospitals and schools. (18924) $55.00
[Concrete & Cement]. Alpha Portland Cement Company. Service Sheet 8, No. 14, December 3, 1919. Easton, PA: Alpha Portland Cement Company, 1919. Original edition. 16.5" x 21.5", double-sided sheet containing scale b/w diagrams and b/w photos of ornamental concrete walls and gateways. Loose sheet. Very Good.
Service Sheet 8, No. 14, December 3, 1919
Alpha Portland Cement Company, Easton, PA
A very nice Service Sheet with measured drawings and photos of ornamental concrete walls and gateways by Boston architects Harland Perkins and J Everett Chandler. Very unusual, visually interesting, technically detailed document from the early 20th century, sure to make a modern building inspector shudder. A great resource for the builder, architect, and restorationist. This would be beautiful matted and framed. (18925) $45.00
[Metal]. Baker, Earl P. and Harold S. Langland. Architectural Metal Handbook. Washington DC: National Association of Ornamental Metal Manufacturers, 1952. Second edition. Quarto. pp.319, illustrated w/ graphs, b/w diagrams and line drawings on nearly every page. Glossary, index. Organized into 8 different sections (paint, products, finishes, specifications) and with a code of conduct and standards. Cloth over Boards. Very Good.
Architectural Metal Handbook
Baker, Earl P. and Harold S. Langland
Scarce in this condition, a nice copy of a standard reference. So comprehensive, impressively illustrated (several hundred pages of "products," i.e. grilles, handrails, elevator entrances, etc.) Frankly, a copy belongs in every professional metal worker's reference library. (18863) $75.00
[Metal]. Googerty, Thomas F. Decorative Wrought Iron Work. Peoria, IL: The Manual Arts Press, 1937. First edition. Small quarto, pp 79. 45 drawings & halftones, beautifully illustrated frontispiece. Stiff Wraps, brown w/black cloth backing. Near Fine.
Decorative Wrought Iron Work
Googerty, Thomas F.
A beautifully illustrated textbook for people doing small metal work projects such as trays, candle sticks, stands, and door knockers. Quite a lovely book for the crafts person or collector. (18851) $45.00
[Hardware]. P & F Corbin. Colonial and Early English Hardware. New Britain, CT: P & F Corbin, 1931. First printing. Octavo, pp. 95, hundreds of illustrations. Trade Cloth over Boards. Very Good; some rubbing on the cover.
Colonial and Early English Hardware
P & F Corbin, New Britain, CT
Uncommon hardware catalog. Offering colonial and early English and American hardware as well as lanterns and locks/latches. Well illustrated and specified. (18870) $55.00
[Plumbing]. A. B. Sands & Sons Company. Sands Marine Plumbing Fixtures Catalog R packaged with List Prices and Corrections Applying to Catalog R, July 30, 1930. New York: A. B. Sands & Son Company, 1930. First edition. Octavo, pp. 143 indexed and illustrated with many b/w drawings and photographs of bathrooms and fixtures. Some pencil marks by a previous salesman noting discontinued items and other details. Errata catalog has 35 pages and is laid in with Folder #54: Cruiser specialties (fixtures for boats). Cardboard covers with two-hole grommet binding. Good; backstrip has some tears.
Sands Marine Plumbing Fixtures Catalog R
Plus price list and corrections catalog, and cruise ship specialty fixtures catalog
Everything necessary for a 1930 bathroom: tubs, sinks, faucets, showers, toilets, urinals, soap dishes, towel bars, and more. The folding sinks are especially fascinating! Beautiful plates of period bathrooms. A very attractive trade catalog. (18919) $65.00
[Metal]. Heidelhoff, Carl. Ornamentik des Mittelalters 200 Kupfertafeln mit erklarendem Text. Paris: Conrad Geiger, nd c. 1860. New edition. Quarto (9.5" x 12.5"), portfolio format, 12 pages explanatory text plus 200 full sized b/w copper plates, some with color accents. German. Decorated boards. Backstrip detaching from cover; plates very good.
Ornamentik des Mittelalters
A 19th century survey of ornamentation of the Middle Ages in Germany. The plates are detailed and beautifully rendered, and the explanatory text identifies the location and use of each ornament. Rare and important, since some of the ornaments may have been damaged or destroyed since this information was compiled. (18918) $75.00
|Brick, Stone, and Terrazzo
Saunders, William L.
Dimension Stone Quarrying - The Blasting Process
[Stone]. Saunders, William L. Dimension Stone Quarrying - The Blasting Process With Discussion by L. L. Buck, M. W. Mansfield, R. C. McCalla Jr., and W. L. Saunders. American Society of Civil Engineers, 1891. Small quarto, pp 20, illustrated with b/w drawings and two plates. Staplebound Wraps. Very good; some tears at spine, but binding intact.
This paper discusses the Knox blasting system, a recent invention when this paper was distributed, comparing it to Portland and Lewis blasting techniques. The discussion among the engineers drew upon their personal quarrying experiences with the different techniques, recalling specific projects and dates, which makes these valuable 19th century primary sources. An interesting read. (18928) $75.00
National Terra Cotta Society
Architectural Terra Cotta, Standard Construction
[Terra Cotta]. (National Terra Cotta Society). Architectural Terra Cotta. Standard Construction. New York: National Terra Cotta Society, 1922. Folio (10.5X14), 70 numbered plates. Original brown cloth in very good order, internally sound. Indexed. Original Cloth. Very Good.
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! From the library of preservationist Michael Lynch. (18929) $195.00
Bricks and Modern Research
[Brick]. Butterworth, B. Bricks and Modern Research The Permanence, Beauty, and Economy of the Face Brick House. London: Crosby Lockwood and Son, 1948. First edition. Small octavo, pp. xii, 160. Richly illustrated with b/w photographs and drawings. Cloth over Boards. Very good condition, but ex-library; pen doodle on cover.
This book was written by a research chemist who specialized in the study of clay building materials, and he felt that brick had possibilities not yet realized. He aimed to provide a convenient summary of the scientific knowledge of bricks for architects, brickmakers, builders and others, in hopes that new uses would be developed. (18906) $130.00
[Stone]. Burgoyne, Sir John. A Treatise on the Blasting and Quarrying of Stone for Building and Other Purposes; With the Constituents and Analyses of Granite, Slate, Limestone, and Sandstone to Which is Added Some Remarks on the Blowing Up of Bridges. London: Crosby Lockwood and Son, nd c. 1874. Second edition. Small Octavo, pp. iv, 136 + pp. 32 catalog of the publisher's other works. Index, illustrated with b/w in-text figures. Cloth Covered Embossed Boards . Very good,.
A Treatise on the Blasting and Quarrying of Stone for Building and Other Purposes
Burgoyne, Sir John
Another popular title in Weale's Rudimentary Series, a cheap educational book series made up of standard works in classics and science. This is No. 35 in the series. Note the treatise on blowing up bridges in the rear of the book. (18896) $95.00
[Masonry]. Dobson, Edward. A Rudimentary Treatise on Masonry and Stone-cutting. London: John Weale, 1849. First edition. 12 mo (4 1/4 X 7), pp. xiii, 118, illustrated with 100 b/w illustrations but lacking the atlas. Signed on fep by two previous owners. Decorated Boards. Very Good.
A Rudimentary Treatise on Masonry and Stone-cutting
A wonderful and early treatise on the subject. Like all trade pieces from this era, very scarce. (18915) $125.00
[Stone]. The National Terrazzo and Mosaic Association. Terrazzo & Mosaic Catalog Plus formulae for color plates in the catalog. Washington DC: The National Terrazzo and Mosaic Association, 1951. Third edition. Quarto, 136 pages. Illustrated with over 150 color plates of terrazzo samples, and several full color photo plates of several prominent terrazzo installations, including a patio, a game room floor, and a living room floor. Technical drawings illustrate installation details. Also bound in are formulae used for terrazzo mixtures in the catalog. Three-ring bound. Very good.
Terrazzo & Mosaic Catalog
The National Terrazzo and Mosaic Association
This book was published to display a selection of samples and graphically describe designs, in order to assist architects, contractors and builders in selecting materials for their work. Each plate in the book is an exact reproduction of the original samples, showing precisely the nature of the marble aggregate, its texture and color cast of cement. Numbered limited edition; very scarce. (18923) $210.00
A Technical Guide to the Rational Use of Marble
[Stone]. Consiglio, Antonio. A Technical Guide to the Rational Use of Marble. Carrera, IT: Italian Marble Industrie, 1972. First edition. Quarto, pp x, pp 223. B/W photographs throughout text plus 140 Color reproductions of marble types by Rizzoli in Milan. Specifications for each type is listed across from each plate. (Physical & mechanical tests of material by Institute of Construction Sciences at the University of Pisa.) Original Cloth on Boards, green w/white embossed lettering. Fine in Slipcase.
An uncommon guide to the Italian marble industry: topics include exterior and interior veneers; floors; stairways, special applications, an index of marbles; and how to assess marbles by color and other properties. This is an invaluable reference for building technologists, architects, and other professionals! (18902) $95.00
The Technology of Marble Quarrying, Bulletin 106, Mineral Technology 13
[Stone]. Bowles, Oliver. The Technology of Marble Quarrying, Bulletin 106, Mineral Technology 13. Washington, D.C.: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, 1916. First edition. Octavo, pp 174, indexed. Generously illustrated with b/w photographs, drawings, and diagrams throughout. Stock Covers, light green. Very Good+.
A thorough study of the marble industry's methods, using the data gathered from 64 active marble quarries in Minnesota. Its purpose was to present efficient, economical ways of producing and preparing the stone. Also included are some applications to limestone quarrying methods. An uncommon and invaluable guide to this industry. (18903) $125.00
[Paint]. Harley, Rosamond D. Artists' Pigments c1600-1835. New York: American Elsevier Publishing Company, 1970. First edition. Octavo, pp. ix, 230, indexed, references, bibliography. White leather. Very good; DJ has open tear on the back.
Artists' Pigments c1600-1835
Harley, Rosamond D.
The period between the late sixteenth century and the early nineteenth century saw significant changes in the colors available to painters. This book is a carefully documented study of this transition from medieval to modern colors. (18916) $45.00
Holley, Clifford Dyer
Analysis of Paint and Varnish Products
[Paint]. Holley, Clifford Dyer. Analysis of Paint and Varnish Products. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1912. First edition, first thousand. Octavo, pp. vii, 292, indexed, illustrated. Covers many topics including turpentine thinners and substitutes, analysis of white and pigmented paints, shingle stains, barn and roof paints, shellac, oil varnishes, enamels, and varnish. Cloth over Boards. Very Good.
This book documented new paint products, new methods, and new combinations that rapid development of the industry demanded. An important book in its day. (18914) $45.00
National Lead Company
[Paint]. National Lead Company. The Handbook on Painting. New York: National Lead Company, 1934. First edition. 12 mo (4 X 7), pp. 156, indexed, illustrated. Covers exterior and interior wood, metal, brick, stucco, concrete and stone painting; wall finishing, painting boats. Staplebound Wraps. Very Good but cover detached.
A very ambitious little trade publication. Full of insider tricks-of-the-trade! (18913) $35.00
Davidson, Ellis A.
A Practical Manual of House-Painting, Graining, Marbling and Sign-Writing
[Paint]. Davidson, Ellis A. A Practical Manual of House-Painting, Graining, Marbling and Sign-Writing Containing Full Information on...the Principles of Decorative Art...and a collection of useful receipts. London: Crosby, Lockwood and Co., 1891. Sixth edition. 12 mo, pp. xxi, 394. 9 colored full page illustrations (all present) )of woods and marbles and numerous wood engravings. 40 and 16 pp of publisher's advertisements. Several signatures by previous owners. Original Green Cloth, w/gilt lettering & design on spine. Fine; some notes added by previous owner.
One of the well written and illustrated definitive trade books on painting by Ellis Davidson, an acknowledged expert in the field in Great Britain. Beautiful color plates. Particularly noteworthy for its use of colors. A hard-to-find title in this country. A very nice copy of a book that was generally "loved to death." (18900) $125.00
Fitzhugh, Elisabeth West
Artists' Pigments: A Handbook of Their History and Characteristics Volume 3
[Paint]. Fitzhugh, Elisabeth West. Artists' Pigments Volume 3 A Handbook of Their History and Characteristics. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997. First edition. Octavo, pp. xxii, 364, indexed, color and b/w illustrations. Pictorial Boards. As New.
An encyclopedic reference about artists' pigments, for the practicing artist, art historian, conservator, or connoisseur. Learn about a pigment's color, hiding power, lightfastness, toxicity, compatibility; learn how to determine what is original, repair damages, and how to compensate for missing portions of a painted surface; learn the history of manufacture and use of pigments in order to authenticate and date artworks. (18917) $35.00
A Practical Painter
The Painter's Manual: Containing the Best Methods and Latest Improvements in the Various Branches of the Art
[Paint]. A Practical Painter. The Painter's Manual: Containing the Best Methods and Latest Improvements in the Various Branches of the Art. New York: Excelsior Publishing House, 1897. Original edition. Octavo, pp. 99-188 plus publisher's ad. Illustrated with b/w in-text drawings. Decorated Cloth-covered Boards. Very Good.
A wonderful vintage trade manual on the painter's art, with information on house painting, sign painting, graining, varnishing, polishing, staining, gilding, glazing, silvering, Grecian oil painting, Chinese painting, Oriental painting, colors and color theory, among others. Plenty of information in a thin volume! (18905) $40.00
National Lead Company
[Paint]. National Lead Company. The Handbook on Painting. New York: National Lead Company, 1936. Original edition. 3.25" x 5.5", pp. 140. Indexed, b/w illustrations. Original Wraps. Very Good; signature of previous owner on FEP.
A very ambitious little trade publication. Covers exterior and interior wood, metal, brick, stucco, concrete and stone painting; wall finishing, painting boats. Full of insider tricks-of-the-trade! (18909) $45.00
[Design]. Plochere, Gustave. A Guide to Color and Color Harmony To Be Used In Conjunction With The 1536 Color Tone Cards Included In This Set (cards not included). Los Angeles, CA: G. Plochere, 1946/1940. Third Printing. Octavo, pp 199. Black Leatherette. Near Fine.
A Guide to Color and Color Harmony
This is a color system based on Dr. Wilhelm Ostwald's color circle. "The color system was developed in 1948 by by Gladys and Gustave Plochere to meet the needs of their interior decorating business in post-war Los Angeles. The business was later taken over by their sun Bud Plochere, and is now run by his daughter, Michelle." It is still used by designers and artists today. Coincidentally, Pantone developed their system slightly a few years later. (17826) $50.00
Lindstrom, J. W.
[Pattern Book]. Lindstrom, J. W. Bungalows. Minneapolis, MN: Colwell Press, Inc., 1938. Second edition. Quarto, 112 pp., staple-bound pictorial wrappers with cloth tape spine. Over 100 illustrated single family homes with floor plans and description of the design. Original Wraps. Very good interior, with some cosmetic cover wear.
One in a series of pattern books published by this Minneapolis architect, this edition offers plans for over 100 bungalows and cottages, despite the "misleading" front cover of an avante garde, modernistic residence! Each house is described and illustrated with plans and with either a black and white photograph or a perspective drawing. If you are looking to restore a bungalow typical of the Midwest city and suburban architecture of the 1930s, this book would be a valuable resource for you. (18751) $95.00
A Book of Plans, No. 63
Chicago House Wrecking Company
[Pattern Book]. Chicago House Wrecking Company. A Book of Plans, No. 63. Chicago, IL: Chicago House Wrecking Co., 1913. Later Edition. Quarto, pp 94. b/w illustrations and floor plans on each page. Color Pictorial Wraps. Good condition, with tears along spine & edges.
In 1893, the Harris Brothers started business as The Chicago House-Wrecking Company. They became known as the Harris Brother in 1913. Each design is accompanied by detailed descriptions, dimensioned plans, and costs. (18417) $60.00
Radford's Portfolio of Details of Building Construction
Radford, William A.
[Building]. Radford, William A. Radford's Portfolio of Details of Building Construction A Remarkable and Unique Collection of Full-Page Plates, Accurately Drawn and Reproduced to Exact Scale, Showing Clearly Every Detail of Modern Building Construction and Finish for Residences of Every Type. Chicago: The Radford Architectural Company, 1911. First edition. Quarto, pp. 200, indexed, richly illustrated w b/w plans and drawings, 185 full-page plates. Pictorial Yellow Cloth over Boards. Very Good w/ light edgewear, interior clean and crisp.
Very nice copy of scarce first edition, a rich sourcebook on everything to do with building. Sections include: "Details of Construction and Finish," Details of Frame and Masonry Construction," "Details of Miscellaneous Building," and "How to Make 1,001 Useful things." (18581) $65.00
Universal Small Homes
Universal Plan Service, Portland, OR
[Pattern Book]. Universal Plan Service. Universal Small Homes Books No. 12 and 13. Portland, OR: Universal Plan Service, 1939. First edition. Two oblong octavo, pp 26 and pp 33, contains exterior illustrations and the floor plans for over 50 homes. Book No. 12 has a loose page. Book No. 13 contains some pencil notations on two of the homes, and there is a scissor mark on one page where the previous owner cut into the floor plan. Original Wraps. Good; cover fraying at the staples.
There are cottages of many different styles in these two booklets, including colonial, English, and Cape Cod. A nice pattern book of Pacific Northwest homes from the 1930s. (18780) $65.00
Summer Cottages, Log Cabins & Garages
Lindstrom, J. W.
[Pattern Book]. Lindstrom, J. W. Summer Cottages, Log Cabins & Garages. Minneapolis, MN: Lindstrom, J. W., 1931. Quarto, 64 pp., staple-bound pictorial wrappers with cloth tape spine. 24 illustrated structures with floor plans and description of the design. Original Wraps. Very good interior, with owner signature on cover and front end paper.
One in a series of pattern books published by this Minneapolis architect, this edition offers plans for ten cottages, eight log cabins, and six garages. Each structure is described and illustrated with plans and with illustrations, some in color. The garage plans are particularly unusual and attractive. Very scarce. (18752) $65.00
Collier-Adams Mfg. Company, St. Joseph, MO
[Pattern Book]. Collier-Adams Mfg. Company. Small Homes. St. Joseph, MO: Brown-Blodgett Company, 1940. Second edition. Quarto, pp 8, contains exterior illustrations and the floor plans for 33 homes. Original Wraps. Very Good.
These small and medium family homes were designed to be of modest cost, but there was no compromise on their charm. These are beautiful examples of early 20th century home design. (18774) $40.00
Selected Small Homes
Schmoyer, H. L.
[Pattern Book]. Schmoyer, H. L. Selected Small Homes. St. Paul, MN: Brown-Blodgett Company, 1938. Second edition. Quarto, pp 24, contains exterior illustrations and the floor plans for 23 homes. Original Wraps. Very Good.
These small family bungalows are timeless! Any of these simple, tasteful, practical and economical homes would be comfortable and attractive today. A lovely example of early 20th century home design. (18773) $40.00