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Featured Item
A Real Home: Suggestions to Home Builders.
[Building Materials]. (Copper and Brass Research Association).

Copper and Brass Research Association: New York, 1927. Quarto, pp. 48. Well illustrated, glossary of terms... more

Price: $60.00

Home Builder's Plan Book - A Collection of Architectural Designs for Small Houses Submitted in Competition by Architects and Architectural Draftsmen in Connection with the 1921 Own Your Home Expositions New York and Chicago.
[Pattern Book]. Own-A-Home Exposition, Inc.

Building Plan Holding Corp.: New York, 1921. Small quarto pp 84. Generously illustrated with sepia-toned photographs and floor plans, elevations, and exterior perspectives.. more

Price: $85.00

Prize-Winning Small Houses - 1931 "Better Homes in America" Architectural Competition.
[Architectural History]. Ford, James.

The Architectural Record: New York, April, 1932. Quarto, pp 22. b/w photographs on each page... more

Price: $85.00

Radford's Portfolio of Details of Building Construction : A Remarkable and Unique Collection of Full-Page Plates, Accurately Drawn and Reproduced to Exact Scale, Showing Clearly Every De
[Building]. Radford, William A.

The Radford Architectural Company: Chicago, 1911. Quarto, pp. 200, indexed, richly illustrated w b/w plans and drawings, 185 full-page plates.. more

Price: $85.00

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

The Rudiments of Practical Bricklaying in Six Sections.
[Masonry]. Hammond, Adam.

Crosby Lockwood and Son: London, 1897. 12 mo, pp 116 + pp 48 (list of Weale's Series of Scientific and Technical Works) with diagrams and drawings in b/w.. more

Price: $0.00

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