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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

Home Builder's Plan Book - A Collection of Architectural Designs for Small Houses Submitted in Competition by Architects and Architectural Draftsmen in Connection with the 1921 Own Your Home Expositions New York and Chicago.
[Pattern Book]. Own-A-Home Exposition, Inc.

Building Plan Holding Corp.: New York, 1921. Small quarto pp 84. Generously illustrated with sepia-toned photographs and floor plans, elevations, and exterior perspectives.. more

Price: $85.00

Log Cabins and Summer Cottages.
[Pattern Book]. Sears, Roebuck and Company, Modern Home Department.

Sears, Roebuck and Co.: Port Newark, Nj, 1936. 12 mo, pp 21. Illustrated with b/w exterior perspectives and dimensioned floor plans on each page. Price list laid in. .. more

Price: $75.00

Modern California Houses - Case Study Houses, 1945-1962.
[California]. McCoy, Esther.

Reinhold Publishing Corp.: New York, 1962. Oblong small quarto, pp 215. Illustrated with 220+ b/w photographs, architectural plans and drawings throughout. Dark brown endpapers... more

Price: $160.00

A Technical Guide to the Rational Use of Marble.
[Stone]. Consiglio, Antonio.

Italian Marble Industrie: Carrera, IT, 1972. Quarto, pp x, pp 223. B/W photographs throughout text plus 140 Color reproductions of marble types by Rizzoli in Milan. Specifications for each type is listed across from each plate. (Physical & mecha.. more

Price: $150.00

Architectural Iron Design and Detailing (as required by the laws of New York).
[Metal]. Driscoll, Daniel M. (Instructor in Ornamental Iron Detailing, Mechanics Institute, NYC).

D. Van Nostrand Co.: New York, 1926. Oblong quarto, pp 349. b/w construction details and illustrations of iron designs throughout. Illustrated frontispiece showing wrought iron gates in Pasadena, California.. more

Price: $275.00

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