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Featured Item
The Art of Colour.
[Art]. Jacobs, Michel.

Doubleday, Page & Co.: New York, 1924. Quarto, pp 90. Color frontispiece. Color plates throughout and b/w illustrations.. more

Price: $75.00

Slovenly Peter. (Der Struwwelpeter) Translated into English jingles from the original German of Dr. Heinrich Hoffmann by Mark Twain with Dr. Hoffmann's illustrations adapted from the rare first edition by Fritz Kredel - Copy No. 871 of 1500.
[Illustrated]. Hoffman, Heinrich; translated by Mark Twain, Introduction by Clara Clemens, Mark Twain's daughter.

The Marchbanks Press, for The Limited Editions Club: New York, 1935. Large quarto, pp 33. Color illustrations on each page... more

Price: $300.00

Shop America, Midcentury Storefront Design 1938 - 1950.
[American]. Heimann, Jim (Editor); Heller, Steven (Essay).

Taschen: Los Angeles, CA, 2007. Folio, pp 246, indexed. Gorgeously illustrated with color renderings on every page. Historical b/w photographs of actual store fronts of the time... more

Price: $70.00

Small Homes Designed for the Pacific Northwest : A portfolio of small house plans including all entries and winners in the 1945 and 1946 competitions for outstanding small home
[Northwest]. Phillips, Margery R. (Editor).

Seattle Home News & Small House Plans Bureau: Seattle, WA, 1947. Quarto, pp 95. b/w perspective renderings of home exteriors and floor plans on each page... more

Price: $80.00

Vie ŕ La Campagne, Sommaire Le Parfait Architecte Petites Maisons pour Tous.
[International]. Maumené, Albert; Rabussier, Charles.

Hachette: Paris, August 1924. Quarto, pp 30. b/w architectural photographs, line drawings, and floor plans throughout... more

Price: $50.00

Bennett Homes, Better-Built Ready-Cut Homes, Catalog No. 34.
[Pattern Book]. Bennett Homes.

Ray H. Bennett Lumber Co. Inc.: North Tonawanda, NY, 1926. Quarto, pp 104. Color illustration on title page. 4 pages of color illustrations with door finishes, interior renderings, and finish charts in the back. All other pages throughout - b/w photographs of.. more

Price: $80.00

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