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Featured Item
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

Better Homes at Lower Cost, Plans from 1300-1800 Square Feet : A-74
[Pattern Book]. Standard Homes Plan Service.

Standard Homes Plan Service, Inc.: Raleigh, NC, nd ca 1974. Oblong quarto, pp 31. Color and b/w photographs with floor plans on every page... more

Price: $45.00

James Krenov, Worker in Wood.
[Carpentry]. James Krenov.

Van Nostrand Reinhold Co.: New York, 1981. Quarto, pp 128. b/w Superb color and b/w photographs on every page. 100+ in b/w, 47 in color... more

Price: $75.00

Silent Spaces: The Last of the Great Aisled Barns.
[Building as Envelope]. Malcolm Kirk.

Bulfinch Press : Boston, MA, 1994. Oblong quarto, pp 162. 28 color plates, 145 b/w photographs and architectural drawings... more

Price: $75.00

The Knickerbocker Press and Albany Evening News Book of Better Homes, How to Plan Finance and Build Your Home.
[Pattern Book]. Walter H. Van Guysling, et. al.

The Knickerbocker Press: Albany, NY, 1923. Quarto, pp 79. b/w photographs, floor plans, and architectural renderings on each page... more

Price: $150.00

Garlinghouse Homes, Leisure, Retirement, Income - Over 125 Designs : A-Frame-Lake Shore, Retirement-Leisure, Duplex-Apartment
[Pattern Book]. Graves, Perdue B.; Arthur, Richard J; & Stuessie Robert E.

L.F. Garlinghouse Co., Inc.: Topeka, KS, nd ca 1948. Quarto, pp 64. Color illustrations, b/w photographs & "blueprint" floor plans on each page... more

Price: $55.00

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