San Francisco, CA: California Pottery Company, nd c. 1920s. First edition. Pamphlet. Quarto, pp. 4, color cover with b/w drawings and photographs inside. Very good. Item #19718
Describes and pictures five types of clay roofing tile: California Spanish Tile, Escornada Tile, Medium Sierra, California Pan Tile, and Italian Pan Tile. Diagrams show the design features of individual tiles while line drawings depict their appearance when assembled on the gable of a roof. The pamphlet states of the tiles: "they are without question not only the most beautiful of all roofing materials, but also the most practical. More than this, the tiles will outlast the very building they cover ..." The pamphlet's color cover pictures a lovely Mediterranean-style home.