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Featured Item
Herman Miller: The Purpose of Design - signed by the author.
[Interiors]. Berry, John R.

Rizzoli: New York, 2004. Large format volume, pp 242, indexed. Profusely illustrated with color and b/w photography.. more

Price: $45.00

Architectural Graphic Standards for Architects, Engineers, Decorators, Builders, and Draftsmen (Third Edition).
[Architecture]. Ramsey, Charles George and Sleeper, Harold Reeve.

John Wiley & Sons: New York, 1946. Quarto, pp. 344, indexed with hundreds of plates... 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: $225.00

ICS #246 B - Common Brickwork - Architectural Terra Cotta.
[Masonry]. Lowndes, William B.

International Textbook Co.: Scranton, PA, 1939. 12 mo (4 7/8 X 7 3/4), pp. iv, pp 95. 2 page color rendering of a beautiful theatre facade and marquee. Abundant b/w illustrations and historic photographs of terra cotta buildings throughout - eleva.. more

Price: $70.00

Descriptive Catalogue and Price List of Black Diamond Prepared Roofing. Roofing Materials, Coal Tar Products. Building & Sheathing Papers, Deadening Felts, Carpet Linings, Pitch, Caps, Nails, Etc.
[Roofing]. J.B. Lober, M. Ehret, H.S. Ehret.

Warren-Ehret Co.: Philadelphia, PA, 1891. Small octavo, pp 23. B/w illustrations on each page of building products... more

Price: $85.00

The Terra-Cotta Architecture of North Italy (XIIth-XVth Centuries).
[Masonry]. Gruner, Ludwig (Lewis) (Editor).

John Murray: London, 1867. Folio, viii, pp 78. 37 color chromolithographic plates & 11 monochromatic plates -stunning in their depiction of architectural detail... more

Price: $550.00

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