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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

Prize Homes of West Coast Woods : Chosen by A Jury of America's Foremost Architects
[Pattern Book]. West Coast Lumber Bureau.

West Coast Lumber Trade Extension Bureau: 1927. Quarto pp 31. b/w renderings and floor plans on each page... more

Price: $110.00

The Terra-Cotta Architecture of North Italy (XIIth-XVth Centuries).
[Masonry]. Gruner, Ludwig (Lewis) (Editor).

John Murray: London, 1867. Folio, viii, pp 78. 37 color chromolithographic plates & 11 monochromatic plates -stunning in their depiction of architectural detail... more

Price: $550.00

America's Stonehenge Deciphered.
[Stone]. Mary Gage.

Powwow River Books: Amesbury, 2006. Octavo, pp. 274. richly illustrated, in diagrams and b-w photographs. with 4 appendices and bibliography... more

Price: $30.00

John Wellborn Root Architect, A Study of His Life and Work, With Etchings and Drawings by Charles FW Mielatz and Facsimiles of Designs by Mr. Root.
[Architectural Monograph]. Monroe, Harriet.

The Riverside Press: Cambridge, MA, 1896. Large octavo, pp 291, indexed. Beautifully illustrated throughout with b/w etchings of architectural drawings, exterior & interior perspectives, details of ornamentation, site plans, and elevations... more

Price: $300.00

The Carpenter's New Guide; A Compete Book of Lines for Carpentry and Joinery.
[Carpentry]. Nicholson, Peter.

Grigg, Elliot And Co.: Philadelphia, PA, 1848. Quarto, pp 117. Eighty-three (83) Copper plates.. more

Price: $225.00

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