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To-days Designs of Small Homes, "New Ideas by Small Home Architects' : Largest Distributors of Lumber and Building Materials in New England
[Pattern Book]. Nationwide House Plan Service.

Nationwide House Plan Service: Providence, RI, 1941. Quarto, pp 36. Sepia toned perspective renderings and floor plans on each page, including panoramic perspective views of the streets in the neighborhood... more

Price: $75.00

The Illustrated Harvard: Harvard University in Wood Engravings and Words.
[Harvard]. McCurdy, Michael.

The Globe Pequot Press: Chester, CT, 1986. Oblong quarto, Illustrated with 25 wood engravings by the author, published to commemorate the 350th anniversary of the nation's oldest college. With a forward by Justin Kaplan... more

Price: $25.00

Plans for new Homes by Garlinghouse, 1 2 3 Designs, 2-3-4 bedrooms. Construction proven.
[Pattern Book]. Arthur, Richard J.; Eddy & Paynter, A.I.A., Richard W. Groh; et. al.

Garlinghouse Co., Inc.: Topeka, KS, nd ca 1961. Quarto, pp 64. Color illustrations, b/w photographs & floor plans on each page... more

Price: $55.00

Die Fruehzeit des modernen Holzschnitts : Holzschnitte aus den Bestaenden...
[Art]. (ed. Foerderverein Museum Schloss Moyland).

self published: Museum Schloss Moyland, 1993. Sq octavo, pp. 367. 445 illustrations, 200 in color, 100 f.p. With 18 pages of biographies of the artists exhibited.. more

Price: $75.00

English Precedent For Modern Brickwork - Plates and Measured Drawings of English Tudor and Georgian Brickwork, with a few recent versions by American Architects in the spirit of the old work.
[English]. The Architectural Forum, New York (Editors).

The American Face Brick Association: Chicago, IL, 1924. Quarto, pp 99. b/w photographs, elevations & details of English residential architecture. Beautiful color frontispiece. Personal copy of registered architect, Carl Raymond Traver, with his architectur.. more

Price: $95.00

Choice Selected Garlinghouse Homes, Complete Building Plans Available : 2-3 & 4 Bedrooms, New Features, over 80 Designs, 12 Split Levels
[Pattern Book]. Lieurance, I.G.; Arthur, R.J.; Branham, T.G.

L.F. Garlinghouse Co.: Topeka, KS, nd ca 1955. Quarto, pp 48. Color renderings, b/w photographs, "blueprint" floor plans, and specifications on each page... more

Price: $55.00

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