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Featured Item
Heat Insulation For Houses and Flat Roof Decks, Flax-li-num Insulation - 3 AIA Files 19-G, 37 b, 37b1.
[Building Materials]. Flax-li-num.

Flax-li-num Insulating Co.: St. Paul, MN, 1924,1925. Quarto, pp 23. b/w construction details and photographs throughout.. more

Price: $125.00

Building Age, February, 1929 - Vol. 51, No. 2.
[Carpentry]. McCullough, Ernest, editor.

National Building Publications: New York, 1929. Quarto, pp. 168. Trade Advertisements, b/w illustrations and color renderings on every page... more

Price: $55.00

your own Home June, 1946 Vol. 1, No. 1 : 12 new Home Designs by Royal Barry Wills
[Architecture]. Wills, Royal Barry.

Style Publications, Inc.: Wilkes Barre, PA, 1946. Small octavo, pp 50. w/b/w drawings and floor plans, color graphics and trade advertisements... more

Price: $65.00

Triumphs of Modern Architecture: A Description of Some of The Celebrated Edifices of Modern Europe - a personal signed, dated copy of Isabel Howland, early suffragist and graduate of Cornell University.
[Architectural History]. Introduction by W.H.D.A. (William Henry Davenport Adams?).

T. Neson and Sons: London, 1866. 32mo, pp 128. Beautiful architectural drawings of European landmarks such as the Mosque of Cordova and Heidleberg Castle. Illustrated frontispiece... more

Price: $125.00

Hodgson Portable Garages & Cottages(2 sheets) and Hodgson Coops and Poultry Houses (2 sheets).
[Pattern Book]. Hodgson's Portable Houses.

E.F. Hodgson Co.: Boston, MA, 1911, 1912. Quarto, (8 1/2" x 11") pp 4 loose sheets. b/w photographs on all pages; original stamped envelop and order card for obtaining further information.. more

Price: $50.00

30 Years Repairing New England Masonry.
[Masonry]. Stanley Newman.

Stanley Newman Co.: Cambridge, MA, 1950. Quarto, pp 20. b/w photographs on each page... more

Price: $65.00

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