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Featured Item
The Practical Painting Guide - A New Book of Useful Information.
[Paint]. Wadsworth Howland & Company.

Wadsworth Howland & Col, Inc.: Malden, MA, 1933. Quarto, pp 32. 5 Color Charts - for Exterior paints, Exterior body & trim colors, for stucco, concrete and brick finishes, for wall & ceiling finishes, and for mottle tone wall effects; also a referen.. more

Price: $135.00

Interior House-Painting Colours and Technology 1615-1840 (Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art) Part 2 of a 2 part set.
[Paint]. Ian C Bristow.

Yale University Press: New Haven, CT, 1996. Large quarto, pp 273, indexed. Beautifully illustrated throughout with color photographs and images. Outstanding color charts and materials charts. Originally Part of Richard M. Candee's collection w.. more

Price: $275.00

Bungalowcraft "Homes, Not Houses" - Spanish, Stucco, Colonial & Swiss Chalet Bungalows : A Book on the Spanish, Stucco, Colonial and Swiss Chalet Bungalow building in its latest development.
[California]. The Bungalowcraft Company.

The Bungalowcraft Co.: Los Angeles, CA, 1923. Oblong small quarto, pp 56. Illustrated on each page with b/w photographs, exterior perspectives, and architectural floor plans of "Charming Bungalows of Los Angeles, Pasadena and adjacent towns." Fr.. more

Price: $175.00

T.C. Snyder & Co. Roofing Trade Catalog & Trade Card - 1) Illustrated Catalogue - Iron Roofing, Siding and Ceiling, Fire-Proof Doors & Shutters, Eave Troughs and Conductors 2) Trade Card - Iron Roofing, Siding and Ceiling.
[Roofing]. T.C. Snyder & Company.

T.C. Snyder & Co.: Canton, OH, 1886/1885. 16 mo trade pamphlet, pp 32. b/w drawings throughout. 6" x 3 1/2" trade card w/color illustration on front 7 b/w drawings, text on back... more

Price: $110.00

Wood Mantels and Fire-Place Fixtures.
[Fireplaces]. The Jacksonville Hardware Company.

Jacksonville Hardware Co., Inc.: Jacksonville, FL, 1910. Large quarto, pp 116. b/w photographs on each page.. more

Price: $225.00

To the Tower: Tribune Square Chicago.
[Midwestern U.S.]. Chicago Tribune.

Chicago Tribune: Chicago, IL, 1924. Quarto, 12" x 7 1/2". pp 15. Illustrated title page and 6 full page b/w architectural illustrations. Deckled edged, Black end papers. From the library of Richard Candee, author of "Building Portsmouth.. more

Price: $525.00

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