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Featured Item
Stavebni Radce - Czech modernist building and architecture - 50+ volumes 1929-1933.

Prague, 1929-1933. Quarto, each volume approx. 12 pages. b/w photographs and trade advertisements throughout... more

Price: $350.00

Practical Stone Quarrying - A Manual for Managers, Inspectors, and Owners of Quarries, and for Students.
[Stone]. Greenwell, Allan; Elsden, Vincent J.

Crosby Lockwood and Son: London, 1913. Octavo, pp 564, indexed. Profusely illustrated with b/w photographs, drawings and diagrams throughout.. more

Price: $225.00

Concrete Houses & Cottages - Volume I, Large Houses; Volume II, Small Houses.
[Pattern Book]. The Atlas Portland Cement Company.

The Atlas Portland Cement Co.: New York, 1909. Large quarto, pp 125, pp 120. b/w photographs with floor plans on each page... more

Price: $325.00

Brighten Up, Sherwin-Williams Paints & Varnishes (Dealer's Reference Binder with 30 trade pamphlets).
[Paint]. Sherwin-Williams.

The Sherwin-Williams Co.: Cleveland, OH, nd ca 1915. Oblong quarto, 10 page introduction + pp 32. 1-2 paint pamphlets laid-in on each page, with paint, varnish and stain product samples.. more

Price: $275.00

Bibliothèque Portative D'architecture élémentaire à l'usage des artistes: divisée en six parties - Premiere Partie, Contenant Les cinq Ordres d'Architecture de Vignole (Portable library of elementary architecture for artists' use: divided into six parts).
[Architectural History]. Vignole (translated from the Italian to French).

Chez Jombert, Libraire du Roi pour l'Artillerie: Paris, 1764. Octavo, pp. xvi, pp 72. 76 b/w plates. Marbled end papers. Text in French.. more

Price: $1,250.00

Practical Carpentry (2 volume set).
[Carpentry]. Radford, William (assisted by Woods & Reuther).

Sears Roebuck & Co.: Chicago, 1907. Octavo, pp. ca 255, pp 264, each volume indexed. Illustrated with b/w construction details and diagrams. Plus 8 pages of publisher's advertisements and approx. 50 house plans of Radford houses in the .. more

Price: $85.00

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