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Featured Item
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

Ornamental Iron and Wire Work, Catalog No. 8.
[Metal]. Badger Wire & Iron Works.

Radtke Bros. & Kortsch Co.: Milwaukee, WI, nd ca 1920. Small quarto, pp 64. b/w illustrations and photographs on each page. With a list of "recent" contracts by the company.. more

Price: $130.00

Lumberville Granite Company - Technical Reports on the properties, strength, etc. of the stone.
[Stone]. Haupt, Lewis M.; Garrison, F. Lynwood; Penrose,R.A.F.; Stillman, Thos. B.

Lumberville Granite Co.: Philadelphia, PA, 1894. 16 mo, pp 30... more

Price: $110.00

How To Build A Better Home.
[Metal]. Copper and Brass Research Association.

Copper and Brass Research Assoc.: New York, 1922. Quarto, pp 29. b/w illustrations, building construction details and photographs... more

Price: $45.00

Keith's Beautiful Homes Magazine - 5 issues : March, April, July & October of 1927; January,1928
[Pattern Book]. M.L. Keith (Editor).

Keith Corp.: Minneapolis, 1927, 1928. Quarto, 5 volumes - each approx. pp 50. Illustrated with b/w photographs, floor plans, details and trade advertisements throughout.. more

Price: $90.00

Measured Drawings of Some Colonial and Georgian Houses (3 volumes in 2).
[Architectural History]. Millar, Donald.

Architectural Book Publishing Co.: New York, 1915. Large folio, 13" x 18", 80 plates of b/w architectural drawings... more

Price: $425.00

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