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Welcome to our Web site! We specialize in rare architecture books and rare building trades books for designers, builders, and preservationists.

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Featured Item
Sweet's Catalog File 1944 (complete in 4 Volumes) : A File of Manufacturers' Catalogs designed for the use of Architects, Engineers, Contractors and others whose practice it is to
[Building Trades]. (Sweet's Catalog Service).

Sweet's Catalog Service: New York, 1944. Quarto, pp. 1000's, 4-volume complete set, illustrated (many in color). Well indexed and organized, by product sector... more

Price: $950.00

Hope's Metal Windows and Casements.
[Windows]. Henry Hope & Sons, Ltd.

Henry Hope & Sons: New York, 1926. Folio, pp 141, indexed. Profusely illustrated with b/w photographs, large scale window details, and close-up views of hardware and accessories. Single sheet showing the Custom House Shanghai laid in... more

Price: $275.00

Dutchess County Doorways and Other Examples of Period-Work in Wood 1730-1830 With Accounts of Houses, Places and People.
[Millwork]. Reynolds, Helen Wilkinson.

William Farquhar Payson: New York, 1931. Quarto, pp. 280 + 204 b/w photographic plates and pp. 19 Index... more

Price: $175.00

House Beautiful's Home Maintenance and Building Manual, Climate Control.
[Building as Envelope]. Gordon, Elizabeth (Editor).

Hearst Magazines, Inc.: New York, 1951. Large quarto (9 1/2" x 12 1/2") Color renderings, photographs, b/w drawings, and floor plans throughout. Also many building trades advertisements... more

Price: $85.00

James Krenov, Worker in Wood.
[Carpentry]. James Krenov.

Van Nostrand Reinhold Co.: New York, 1981. Quarto, pp 128. b/w Superb color and b/w photographs on every page. 100+ in b/w, 47 in color... more

Price: $75.00

The Window Sash Bible: A Guide to Maintaining and Restoring Old Wood Windows.
[Windows]. Jordan, Steve.

Steve Jordan: Rochester, NY, 2015. Quarto, pp 264. b/w photographs throughout... more

Price: $45.00

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