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Featured Item
Prize Homes of West Coast Woods : Chosen by A Jury of America's Foremost Architects
[Pattern Book]. West Coast Lumber Bureau.

West Coast Lumber Trade Extension Bureau: 1927. Quarto pp 31. b/w renderings and floor plans on each page... more

Price: $110.00

Historical Building Construction: Design, Materials, and Technology.
[Restoration]. Donald Friedman.

W. W. Norton & Company: New York, 1995. Small quarto, pp 240, indexed. Very well illustrated with b/w photographs of historic buildings, architectural details and diagrams throughout... more

Price: $75.00

What color for the Roof? with The Richardson Harmonizer - an easy way to select the best combinations of house and roof colors.
[Roofing]. The Richardson Company.

The Richardson Co.: Cincinnati, OH, 1926. Octavo, pp 24. 2 page color chart of slate colors. 13 pages of color exterior perspectives showing roofing and other exterior finishes. Fold-out chart (16" x 24") in back pocket with 12 color illustra.. more

Price: $80.00

Builders Handbook of NATCO Hollow Tile Construction.
[Masonry]. National Fire Proofing Company (NATCO).

National Fire Proofing Co.: Pittsburgh, PA, 1913. Quarto, pp 30. Blueprints of construction drawing details on each page. Includes 2 pages of specifications & 2 pages of Safe Live Load tables... more

Price: $80.00

Handy Book on Painting.
[Paint]. National Lead Company.

National Lead Co.: New York, 1911. 12 mo, pp 24, w/1 page index. 4 pages of color renderings showing exterior finishes and landscaped setting... more

Price: $55.00

Tapestry Brickwork, No. 11-F.
[Brick]. Fiske & Co. Inc.

Fiske & Co. Inc.: Boston, 1911. Quarto, pp. 47, illustrated with many b/w photos and several color prints. Includes essay "Artistic Brickwork - Its Achievements and Possibilities" by Claude Bragdon, FAIA.. more

Price: $80.00

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