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Radford's Garages and How to Build Them; a Standard Collection of New, Original, and Artistic Designs for Up-to-date Private and Public Garages adapted to Frame, Brick, Stone, Cement, Stucco, or Concrete Construction, Together with Estimates of Cost.
[Pattern Book]. Radford, William A.

Radford Architectural Co.: Chicago, IL, 1910. Small quarto, pp. 108, indexed. Illustrated with b/w drawings, photographs and floor plans of 55 designs... more

Price: $225.00

2 Brochures - 1) Antique Marble Mantelpieces & 2) Fenders and Dog Grates.
[Fireplaces]. Todhunter.

Todhunter, Inc.: New York, nd, ca 1920's. Oblong quarto, pp 7. b/w photographs on each page. Quarto, fold-out, approx. 6 pages... more

Price: $80.00

What color for the Roof? with The Richardson Harmonizer - an easy way to select the best combinations of house and roof colors.
[Roofing]. The Richardson Company.

The Richardson Co.: Cincinnati, OH, 1926. Octavo, pp 24. 2 page color chart of slate colors. 13 pages of color exterior perspectives showing roofing and other exterior finishes. Fold-out chart (16" x 24") in back pocket with 12 color illustra.. more

Price: $80.00

ICS #246 B - Common Brickwork - Architectural Terra Cotta.
[Masonry]. Lowndes, William B.

International Textbook Co.: Scranton, PA, 1939. 12 mo (4 7/8 X 7 3/4), pp. iv, pp 95. 2 page color rendering of a beautiful theatre facade and marquee. Abundant b/w illustrations and historic photographs of terra cotta buildings throughout - eleva.. more

Price: $70.00

Designs for Villas and other Rural Buildings. Engraved on Thirty-One Plates, with Plans and Explanations: A Memoir of the Author; and An Introductory Essay...
[Architecture]. Aikin, Edmund; Architect (1780 -1820).

John Weale: London, 1835. Small quarto. All aqua tinted prints, 20/31 hand colored. Depicting elevations of rural houses, with some floor plans... more

Price: $750.00

Architectural Graphic Standards for Architects, Engineers, Decorators, Builders, and Draftsmen (Third Edition).
[Architecture]. Ramsey, Charles George and Sleeper, Harold Reeve.

John Wiley & Sons: New York, 1946. Quarto, pp. 344, indexed with hundreds of plates... more

Price: $60.00

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