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Ambler Asbestos Shingles: Types Of Roofs Illustrating the Best Permanent Fireproof Roofing:; Made by Asbestos Shingle, Slate And Sheathing Company
Ambler, PA: Asbestos Shingle, Slate And Sheathing Co., nd (circa1922 ). First edition. Color Pictorial Wraps, stock. 8 1/2" x 11" trade pamphlet, pp 9. 4 Color Exterior Renderings, b/w photographs and construction details.Marketing lettering from the Carsten Co. laid-in. A.IA. File 12f1. A wonderful trade piece showing examples of..... More
Ambler Asbestos Price List; Made by Asbestos Shingle, Slate And Sheathing Company; A. I. A. File 12 f 1
Ambler, PA: Asbestos Shingle, Slate And Sheathing Co., 1927. First edition. Staplebound Wraps. Octavo, pp. 40, illustrated with color and b/w drawings and photographs. Includes directions for several different methods of installation of roofing shingles, such as honeycomb, straight laid, and French diagonal. Samples of the colors are printed in..... More
Sheet Copper; Handbook for Architects and Sheet Metal Workers
New York: Copper and Brass Research Association, 1932. First edition. Cloth. Octavo. pp.130 plus index. b/w illustrations. An extensive manual of copper roofing covering topics such as material properties, roofing configurations, flashing details, and drainage types. Also includes tables and data of sizes, weights and wire gauges. More
J-M Transite Products: Selected Data Sheets Describing J-M Materials and Giving Information for Specific Applications.
New York: Johns-Manville, 1939. First edition. Staplebound Wraps. Large Octavo, pp. 50. Nice copy of scarce information booklet w/ detailed specs for products using the asbestos/concrete mix called Transite. More
Johns-Manville Corrugated and Flat Transite: Transite Ventilators.
New York: Johns-Manville, 1936. First edition. Staplebound Wraps. Small quarto, pp. 46, illustrated with b/w specification drawings. One page has a long closed tear. Previous owner signed the cover in ink. Some pencil notations inside front cover. Nice copy of scarce information booklet with detailed specifications for products using the..... More
A Treatise on Earthy and Other Minerals and Mining.
London: Crosby Lockwood and Son, 1888. Second edition. Original Boards with leather spine. 12 mo, pp 336. 76 b/w illustrations, ex-library. Includes two book catalogs: Crosby Lockwood, and Weale's, bound in. A thorough and very scarce guide to minerals that are "useful and interesting to persons engaged in mining pursuits..... More
The Slate Book : How to Design, Specify, Install and Repair a Slate Roof.
Vermont Slate & Copper Services, 1998. First printing. Color Pictorial Wraps. Quarto, pp 208, indexed. Hundreds of construction drawings and details. Bibliography. A practical approach to new installation and repair of slate roofs. Richly illustrated, it is a "must" for professional roofers or owners of buildings with slate roofs. The..... More
Structural Slate: Uses and Standardized Types (complete in 3 volumes).
Pen Argyl, Pennsylvania: The Structural Slate Company, 1927. First edition. Original Wraps. Quarto, vol. 1 pp. 30, vol. 2 pp. 135, vol. 3 pp. 33. Thoroughly illustrated with b/w drawings and photos, a few in color in vol. 1. A survey of structural slate for architectural use, covering geological information..... More
Rutland, Vermont Snapshot Album with Quarry Photos.
Rutland, VT: Unknown publisher, 1947. First edition. Leather-look boards with leather tie. 16mo, pp. 25, with 25 b/w snapshots measuring 2.5" x 3.5" each. "Visiting the Van Roalte's in October, 1947" involved traveling through Williamstown, Massachusetts and the Taconic Trail, to Pownal and Rutland Vermont. The photographer took snapshots flood..... More
Stone in Building: Its Use and Potential Today.
London: The Architectural Press Ltd, 1977. First edition. Hardcover. Tall thin quarto, pp 105, illustrated with b/w photographs. Ex-library. This book puts information about construction methods in the context of current research into the qualities of stone, and provides concise yet comprehensive guidance to the use of what is one..... More
Method and Cost of Quarrying Limestone at the Speed Quarry of the Louisville Cement Co., Speed, Indiana; Information Circular 6356
Washington, D.C. United States Bureau of Mines, September, 1930. First edition. Stapled paper. Small quarto, pp 12, illustrated with b/w drawings. According to a forward by Scott Turner, the director of the United States Bureau of Mines, this is the first of a series of papers dealing with mining and..... More
Mine Gases and Ventilation; Textbook for students of mining, mining engineers and candidates preparing for mining examinations; designed for working out the various problems that arise in the practice of coal mining, as they relate to the safe and efficient operation of mines
New York: McGraw-Hill Book Co., Inc., 1920. Second edition, revised and enlarged, third impression. Cloth over Boards. Octavo, pp xii, 433, indexed, illustrated with b/w drawings. A knowledge of the properties and behavior of the gases found or generated in the mine, and the means for effecting their safe removal..... More
The Forgotten Art of Building a Stone Wall: An Illustrated Guide to Dry Wall Construction (Forgotten Arts Series).
Dublin, NH: Yankee Books, 1971. First edition, 10th printing. Paperback. Octavo, pp. 61, numerous b/w photographs and drawings. This book offers practical ways of how to build a tailored stone wall without the use of mortar. Taking safety precautions, finding and working with stones, altering unsatisfactory walls, and building new..... More
The Architecture of America's Stonehenge.
Amesbury: Powwow River Books, 2021. First edition, in 100 copies. Oversized Paperback. Quarto, pp. 336, illustrated with b/w photographs. The main complex of the America's Stonehenge site in New Hampshire is a collection of stone chambers, enclosures, niches, standing stones, carved drains and basins, and astronomical alignments. The archaeological community..... More
Studies in Lime; a Reference and a Guide for Architects and Builders; A. I. A. File No. 21 A 1
Cleveland, OH: Kelley Island Lime & Transport Company, 1924. Reprint. Heavy card stock covers. Quarto, pp 46. Richly illustrated with b/w and color drawings. A reprint in limited edition of a building materials scarcity. A beautifully written and illustrated volume containing complete information on where lime can be used to..... More
America's Stonehenge Deciphered.
Amesbury: Powwow River Books, 2006. First edition, in 250 copies. Color Pictorial Wraps. Octavo, pp. 274. richly illustrated, in diagrams and b-w photographs. with 4 appendices and bibliography. For the ancient Native Peoples, the place known to us as America's Stonehenge (Mystery Hill) was a sacred place. For 2500 years..... More
Mining Directory-Catalog & Engineers' Handbook; of Machinery Equipment and Supplies for Mines, Mills, Smelters and Quarries, Metallic and Non-Metallic
Los Angeles, CA: Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce, 1932. First edition. Cloth over Boards. Quarto, pp. 156 plus 44 page classified index of products. Chapters include topics such as sound principles of mining; mining law; help in case of accidents;and metallurgical, geological, and engineering data. The index of products offered..... More
Marble and Marble Working - A Handbook for Architects, Sculptors, Marble Quarry Owners and Workers, and All Engaged in the Building and Decorative Industries.; With Numerous Illustrations and Coloured Plates
London: Crosby Lockwood and Son, 1909. First edition. Original cloth on boards, burgundy, w/gilt lettering & design on front & spine. Small quarto, pp. xiii, 226, indexed, 13 color plates of marble types, 72 b/w photographs of quarries, production facilities, marble buildings and more throughout the text. Illustrated frontispiece. A..... More
marble In verona.
Verona, Italy: Asmave Association of Veronese Marble, 1987. First edition. Cloth over Boards. Green w/gilt lettering and DJ. Quarto, pp 203. Color and b/w photographs of architectural examples. 60+ Full page color photographs of marble types, 20 pages of smaller photographs of marble types. An exceptional volume on marble containing..... More
Better Dry Stone Walling.
UK: Dry Stone Walling Assoc. of Great Britain, 1998. Third revised edition. Staplebound Wraps. Octavo, pp. 26. Illustrated with b/w line drawings in-text. Third in a series of booklets on dry stone walling techniques by master craftsman Tufnell, here in the third revised edition. Features numerous figures and clear instructions..... More
Strength of Materials.
New York: McGraw-Hill, 1935. Fourth edition. Cloth over Boards. Octavo, pp. 548, illustrated w/ b/w diagrams. More
Stonework, Techniques and Projects.
Storey, 1997. Original Wraps. quarto, pp 184. well illustrated, comprehensive treatment of the subject, with appendix, index, glosary. includeds several stone projects (walls, pillars, etc). for our money, a solid treatment on the subject, especially well illustrated, by a first-rate tradesman. More
Building Materials Evaluation Handbook.
New York: Van Nostrand, 1984. First edition. Cloth over Boards, mylar-protected dj. Octavo, pp. 358, indexed, richly illustrated w/ b/w photographs and diagrams. More
Architectural Terra Cotta. Standard Construction.
New York: National Terra Cotta Society, 1914. First edition. Original Cloth. Folio (11X14), 70 numbered plates. Original brown cloth in very good order, internally sound. Indexed. With 70 large, scaled drawings of terra cotta in building applications (from windows and columns to gargoyles and domed arches). One of only a...... More