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Featured Item
The Herman Miller Collection: The 1955/1956 Catalog (Schiffer Book for Collectors and Designers).
[Furniture]. Leslie A. Pina (preface).

Schiffer Publishing: Atglen, PA, 1998. Oblong quarto, pp.. more

Price: $40.00

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

Architectural Ornaments in Exterior and Interior Composition, Wood, Cement, Etc.
[Plastering]. Maxwell Forbes & Stillman Company.

Maxwell Forbes & Stillman Co.: Milwaukee, WI, 1909. Quarto, pp 143, indexed. b/w photographic plates on each page... more

Price: $110.00

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

File Filosophy - being a brief account of the History, Manufacture, Variety and Uses of files in general. and How to Get the Most Out of Files.
[Tools]. Nicholson U.S.A.

Nicholson File Co.: Providence, RI, 1943. Octavo, (6" x 9") pp 47. b/w photographs on each page... more

Price: $50.00

Face Brick Bungalow and Small House Plans - 1)Three and Four Room; 2) Five Room; 3) Six Room; 4) Seven- and Eight-Room. 4 Volume Set.
[Pattern Book]. American Face Brick Association.

American Face Brick Assoc.: Chicago, IL, 1923. Small Quarto, pp. 14, 30, 30, 22. Illustrated with 2-toned color perspectives and floor plans... more

Price: $150.00

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