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Featured Item
An Elementary Treatise on Architectural Drawing - Volume II - Architectural Drawing.
[Architectural Drawing]. International Correspondence Schools Staff.

The Colliery Engineer Co.: Scranton, PA, 1900. Oblong Folio, (11 x 14 1/2) pp 100+ Profusely illustrated with b/w architectural, construction and geometric drawings throughout. Marbled end papers.. more

Price: $125.00

Comptoir Tuilier Du Nord - Tuiles & Accessoires - Catalog of Roofing Tiles, Interlocking Tiles, Rounded & Decorated Tiles, and Accessories (paving & ornamental tiles materials laid-in).
[Roofing]. Comptoir Tuilier Du Nord.

Tuileries De Beauvais : Paris, 1935. Quarto, pp 22. Two-toned illustrations of roofing tiles, paving slabs, and accessories, on each page. 4 Laid-in items - 4 page sales pamphlet for paving tiles, 1 page sheet of ornamental tiles, 1 page.. more

Price: $125.00

Ornamental Iron and Wire Work, Catalog No. 8.
[Metal]. Badger Wire & Iron Works.

Radtke Bros. & Kortsch Co.: Milwaukee, WI, nd ca 1920. Small quarto, pp 64. b/w illustrations and photographs on each page. With a list of "recent" contracts by the company.. more

Price: $130.00

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

The Delineator's Prize $3,000 Houses.
[Pattern Book]. The Delineator (Magazine).

B.W. Dodge & Co.: New York, 1909. Folio, pp 71. b/w rendered floor plans, architectural drawings, and illustrations throughout. Original b/w photograph of construction crew laid-in. From the library of Richard Candee, Professor Emerit.. more

Price: $95.00

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

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