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Featured Item
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

Stavebni Radce - Czech modernist building and architecture - 50+ volumes 1929-1933.

Prague, 1929-1933. Quarto, each volume approx. 12 pages. b/w photographs and trade advertisements throughout... more

Price: $350.00

Universal Concrete Accessories - Catalog 400.
[Concrete & Cement]. Universal Form Clamp Company.

Universal Form Clamp Co.: Chicago, IL, nd ca 1931. Quarto, pp 56. b/w illustrations on each page.. more

Price: $60.00

Radford's Garages and How to Build Them; a Standard Collection of New, Original, and Artistic Designs for Up-to-date Private and Public Garages adapted to Frame, Brick, Stone, Cement, Stucco, or Concrete Construction, Together with Estimates of Cost.
[Pattern Book]. Radford, William A.

Radford Architectural Co.: Chicago, IL, 1910. Small quarto, pp. 108, indexed. Illustrated with b/w drawings, photographs and floor plans of 55 designs... more

Price: $175.00

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

Cornell Portable Buildings.
[Pattern Book]. Wyckoff Lumber & Mfg. Co.

Wyckoff Lumber & Mfg. Co.: Ithaca, NY, nd ca 1910. Oblong small quarto, pp 48. Illustrated title page, b/w photographs & thumbnail floor plans on each page... more

Price: $95.00

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