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Featured Item
The Delineator's Prize $3,000 Houses.
[Pattern Book]. The Delineator (Magazine).

B.W. Dodge & Co.: New York, 1909. Folio, pp 71. b/w rendered floor plans, architectural drawings, and illustrations throughout. Original b/w photograph of construction crew laid-in. From the library of Richard Candee, Professor Emerit.. more

Price: $95.00

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

4 Trade Publications - Cast Stone Work.
[Concrete & Cement]. Paul Vogt & Sons.

Paul Vogt & Sons: Everett, MA, nd ca 1910. Quarto, 4 sheets, each with b/w photographs... more

Price: $75.00

Western Pine Camera Views For Home Builders.
[Millwork]. Western Pine Association.

Western Pine Assoc.: Portland, OR, nd ca 1940's. Oblong small octavo, pp 17. b/w photographs on each page & several color photographs.. more

Price: $45.00

An Elementary Treatise on Architectural Drawing - Volume II - Architectural Drawing.
[Architectural Drawing]. International Correspondence Schools Staff.

The Colliery Engineer Co.: Scranton, PA, 1900. Oblong Folio, (11 x 14 1/2) pp 100+ Profusely illustrated with b/w architectural, construction and geometric drawings throughout. Marbled end papers.. more

Price: $125.00

Carpentry Made Easy; Or, The Science and Art of Framing on a New and Improved System. With Specific Instructions for Building Balloon Frames, Barn Frames, Mill Frames, Warehouses, Church Spires, Etc. Comprising also a System of Bridge Building.
[Carpentry]. Bell, William E.

Ferguson Bros. & Co.: Philadelphia, 1883/1857. Small quarto, pp 152. Illustrated by Forty-four Plates and "near Two hundred figures" in b/w. From the library of Richard Candee, author of "Building Portsmouth" and Professor Emeritus at Boston Uni.. more

Price: $250.00

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