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Art of Coppersmithing: A Practical Treatise on Working Sheet Copper into All Forms.
[Metal]. John Fuller, Sr.

The Astragal Press: Mendham, NJ, 1993/1893. Octavo, pp 327, indexed. 474 b/w illustrations including several historic b/w photographs... more

Price: $30.00

Design Technics.
[Design]. Payant, Felix.

Keramic Studio Publishing Co.: Syracuse, NY, ca 1940. Quarto, pp 51. Color plates, black on yellow, and b/w illustrations... more

Price: $50.00

Les Éléments de L'Art Arabe, Le Trait des Entrelacs: (The Elements of Arabian Art, with Lines of Interlacing)
[International]. Bourgoin, J(ules).

Librairie de Firmin-Didot et Cie: Paris, 1879. Octavo, pp. 47 (text), plus 10 beautiful chromolithograph plates and 190 b/w plates, text in French... more

Price: $1,500.00

Dekorative Vorbilder; Ornamente/Figuren, Blumen/Embleme, Landschaften, Allegorien, Heraldik, Tiere; Auswahlband der Jahrgange 25/26.
[Art]. Julius Hoffmann.

Verlag Julius Hoffmann: Stuttgart, nd ca 1915. Folio, (9 3/4" x 13 1/2") Loose sheets of chromo-lithographic prints. Approx. pp 55. Some sheets missing in the 2 sets. Several unlabeled sheets laid-in... more

Price: $350.00

Lighting Equipment Catalog No. 32.
[Lighting]. Public Service Electric Supply Company.

Public Service Elec. Supply Co., Inc.: Baltimore, MD, nd ca 1935. Quarto, pp 132. Color and b/w illustrations on each page... more

Price: $95.00

Copper in Architecture: A Treatise for the Information of Architects, Builders & Lovers of Good Building.
[Metal]. Copper & Brass Extended Uses Council.

Copper & Brass Extended Uses Council: Birmingham, UK, 1927. Large Octavo, pp. 56 plus 30 plates, b/w and tipped-in color illustrations, plus 33 b/w figures with text.. more

Price: $95.00

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