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Featured Item
Prize-Winning Small Houses - 1931 "Better Homes in America" Architectural Competition.
[Architectural History]. Ford, James.

The Architectural Record: New York, April, 1932. Quarto, pp 22. b/w photographs on each page... more

Price: $85.00

Radford's Portfolio of Details of Building Construction : A Remarkable and Unique Collection of Full-Page Plates, Accurately Drawn and Reproduced to Exact Scale, Showing Clearly Every De
[Building]. Radford, William A.

The Radford Architectural Company: Chicago, 1911. Quarto, pp. 200, indexed, richly illustrated w b/w plans and drawings, 185 full-page plates.. more

Price: $85.00

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

The Huber Building Material Company, High Grade Building Material, Catalog No. 12.
[Millwork]. The Huber Building Material Company.

Huber Building Material Co.: Cincinnati, OH, nd ca 1905. Quarto, pp 56. b/w illustrations on each page. Laid-in order blank... more

Price: $95.00

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

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

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