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Featured Item
The Book of Pease Homes for 1956.
[Pattern Book]. Pease Homes Division.

Pease Woodwork Co.: Hamilton, OH, 1955. Oblong quarto, pp 72. Color photographs, color illustrations, b/w drawings, and b/w floor plans throughout. Illustrated on every page... more

Price: $80.00

Les Éléments de L'Art Arabe, Le Trait des Entrelacs (Interlacing) : (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: $550.00

A Real Home: Suggestions to Home Builders.
[Building Materials]. (Copper and Brass Research Association).

Copper and Brass Research Association: New York, 1927. Quarto, pp. 48. Well illustrated, glossary of terms... more

Price: $60.00

Paris - Berlin 1900-1933 - Übereinstimmungen und Gegensätze Frankreich-Deutschland. Kunst, Architektur, Graphik, Literatur, Industriedesign, Film, Theater, Musik.
[Modern]. Walther, Ingo F. (Editor).

Centre Georges Pompidou: Paris, 1978. Quarto, pp 576. Illustrated in color and b/w. .. more

Price: $45.00

Richardson Super Giant Shingles.
[Roofing]. Richardson Product.

The Richardson Co.: Lockland, OH, nd ca 1923. 12 mo, 3" x 7" colored roofing samples in stock binder. General description on back cover... more

Price: $45.00

Two-Family Houses of Concrete Masonry: Prize-Winning and Other Designs, Submitted in the Architectural Competition Conducted by the T-Square Club of Philadelphia and Portland Cement Association : A.I.A. File 10 a 2
[Pattern Book]. T-Square Club of Philadelphia, Portland Cement Association.

Portland Cement Assoc.: Philadelphia, PA, nd ca 1920. Quarto, pp 23. b/w exterior renderings and floor plans on each page... more

Price: $80.00

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