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Houses from Books: The Influence of Treatises, Pattern Books, and Catalogs in American Architecture, 1738-1950.
[Architectural History]. Reiff, Daniel D.

Pennsylvania State University Press: University Park, PA, 2001. Quarto. xi, 412 pp. New copy. red cloth with new dustjacket. 734 Ill. 8 Appendices, notes, extensive bibliography and index. .. more

Price: $100.00

Modern Building Technique: Domestic & Similar Structures.
[Building]. Gunn, Edwin A.R.I.B.A.

Architect & Building News: London, 1939. Octavo, pp 185. b/w construction drawings, details, and some trade advertisements throughout... more

Price: $65.00

Plastering, Plain & Decorative : A Practical Treatise on the Art & Craft of Plastering and Modelling
[Plastering]. Millar, William.

Library Press Ltd.: London, 1927. Quarto (9 x 11). pp. 351. Indexed. 121 full page plates and 123 illustrations in the text. With preface by G. T. Robinson. Appendix on "Recent Developments in American Plastering"... more

Price: $325.00

The High Cost of Cheap Construction, A Book for Home Builders on the Importance of Right Construction in House Building.
[Building Trades]. Weyerhaeuser Forest Products.

Weyerhaeuser Sales Co.: Saint Paul, MN, 1937. Quarto, pp 62. 2 pages of b/w photographs + b/w illustrations and construction details on each page... more

Price: $55.00

Historic Building Fašades : A Manual for Maintenance and Rehabilitation.
[Restoration]. Meadows, Robert PC Architect.

The Technical Preservation Services Center of the New York Landmarks Conservancy: New York, 1986. Quarto, pp 165. b/w construction drawings, photographs, charts and tables... more

Price: $65.00

American Builder, the World's Greatest Building Paper, With 16 Home Designs in Colors, November 1927, Vol. 44-No. 2.

American Carpenter & Builder Co.: Chicago. IL, 1927. Quarto, pp 262. b/w illustrations on every page and 16 pages of color... more

Price: $25.00

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