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Welcome to our Web site! We specialize in materials for design/building professionals and in "things German".

Looking forward to Spring at the Rarebookstore

It's spring, the yearly time for growth, beauty and renewal.  What better time to learn about refreshing building exteriors than by "sprucing up" colors, finishes, materials, and windows? So please, if you're not already on our monthly newsletter list, be the first to find out about these great additions to your building trades and architectural libraries.

In May we will be at The Boston Book, Paper & Photo exposition and sale, presented by the Massachusetts and Rhode Island Antiquarian Booksellers on Saturday, May 3, 2014 at the Shriner's auditorium in Wilmington, Massachusetts.

There will be antiquarian and vintage books, prints, photographs, autographs, maps, ephemera and much more!  For more information please go to www.bostonbookshows.com .  For free tickets to this show, go to http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=6hweaniab&oeidk=a07e91icgow21f61b71

In New Hampshire at the NH Old House and Barn Expo,Thomas C. Hubka, friend of the shop, author and architectural historian author of Big House, Little House, Back House, Barn and the recently published Houses Without Names, signed copies of his three books, including Resplendent Synagogue: Architecture and Worship in an Eighteenth-Century Polish Community.

Watch your In Box for another issue of our Newsletter soon. We've got more great titles and special items in stock to share with you. Not receiving our e-mail Newsletter? Please subscribe using the link below. It's a great way to find out about the cream of the crop from our latest additions and old favorites.

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Featured Titles of the Month -

Save America's Windows. by John Leeke, With the Author's Signature and Drawing.

An expanded and revised version of Leeke's earlier wooden windows restoration book.  With over 20 years experience in building consulting (specializing in practical methods for the restoration of wood elements in period buildings), John Leeke's "Practical Restoration Reports" are on the mark for each subject they treat.  With wonderful illustrations and his practical, no nonsense approach, this title gives a succinct  but effective overview to most aspects of  America's windows and their repair.  As much as you'll need to know on the subject, by one of the industry's experts!

Hope's Metal Windows and Casements Catalog
Henry Hope & Sons, Ltd.  1818-1951 Publication No. 260 December 1951. First edition.
This is a remarkably beautiful Hope's window catalog, the largest and most comprehensive. Gorgeous, large illustrations and installation diagrams include casements, hardware and fittings,  and industrial windows. The final 65 pages are b/w photos of public buildings in the UK, Europe, Asia and the US where Hope's windows were installed.  A truly impressive catalog from a company known for its high quality marketing pieces. Quite scarce.  Includes Frank Lloyd Wright's Kaufman House, Falling Water.

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Old House Journal/Old House Interiors Reference Library Collection

Steven Schuyler Bookseller is proud to be the owner of the entire reference library of the famed period home restoration magazine Old House Journal and its sister publication, Old House Interiors. The collection, which starts off with a copy of Palladio Londoniensis: or the Art of London Building from 1734, and runs through to the latest publications from 2009.

Clem Labine, the magazine's originator, and his successor Patricia Poore generally bought visually interesting books with no thought of their potential value.  But many of the titles in the collection have become quite rare. The collection offers an array of period works, from early Sweet's catalogs and nineteenth century pattern books to obscure titles on building materials and technologies, all gathered around the period house and its grounds.  

If you have a particular interest or "want", please let us know--we may already have the item in stock (cataloged or not) or we may be able to find just the item you've been looking for!

Featured Item
Hope's Metal Windows and Casements Catalog 1818-1951: Publication No. 260 December 1951
[Windows]. Henry Hope & Sons, Ltd.

Henry Hope & Sons, Ltd.: Smethwick, Birmingham, UK, 1926. Folio (10 x 15"), pp. 151. Indexed, profusely illustrated with b/w photos and drawings... more

Price: $275.00

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Aladdin Readi-Cut Homes: (Not Prefabricated)

The Aladdin Company: Bay City, Michigan, 1953. Small Octavo. pp 63. Color illustrations, photographs and b/w loor plans... more

Price: $75.00

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