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1 A Guidebook to Newport Mansions
Newport, RI Preservation Society of Newport County 1984 Wraps Like New 

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2 Beautiful Low-Cost Bridges
Middletown, OH Armco Culvert Mfrs. Association 1934 First Edition Wraps Very Good 
4to. 28 by 21.5 cm. 47 pp. Bridge designs, some picturesque, others, Art Deco, using fieldstone or cement, to cover typically streams and smaller rivers, with culverts forming the shell. The bridges depicted will be the kind that are familiar sights nowadays on older parkways and country roads. Small dampstain and other light soiling on cover. Clean within. 
Price: 275.00 USD
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Chief Paints.  Color Styles and Painting Guide for Beautifying and Protecting Your Home
3 Chief Paints. Color Styles and Painting Guide for Beautifying and Protecting Your Home
Full Leather. Spiral Spine. Very Good 
N.d., circa late 1940s. Folio, 43 by 33 cm. 59 pp. Missing only one paint strip, of 215. Many color illustrations of house exteriors and interiors, working in the activities of the wholesome American nuclear family ideal of the period, with attractive young parents and their small children. Homes are generally modest but handsome suburban clapboard colonials, with modern, southern plantation and ranch houses also shown. The illustrations are uniformly pleasing, and their interest lies in their sociological content as well. The catalogue is chock-full of explanatory material on all the paint and stain products of the company, along with many do-it-yourself instructions and tips, and so it was really much more than a simple catalogue or color guide. Wear and soiling to the cover. Light wear to pages, which are generally clean. 
Price: 600.00 USD
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Nouvelles Maisons de Campagne avec Plans Paris et ses Environs Nouveau Recueil contenant un choix des plus jolis types de Constructions nouvelles exécutées aux environs de Paris, ou d'après les dessins inédits de plusieurs architectes distingués.
4 Nouvelles Maisons de Campagne avec Plans Paris et ses Environs Nouveau Recueil contenant un choix des plus jolis types de Constructions nouvelles exécutées aux environs de Paris, ou d'après les dessins inédits de plusieurs architectes distingués.
Paris Francois Delarue Folio Very Good Minus 
N.d., circa 1880. Folio, 38.5 by 29.5 cm. 100 color plates of stately homes (many modest in size but grand nonetheless in their presence), with house plans beneath the color image. Scarce, with only two copies listed on OCLC with the full complement of 100 plates, and three other copies with incomplete sets of plates. Soiling to the folio cover, and some wear to it as well. Some light scattered foxing on the edges. The pictorial images are all bright and lovely. 
Price: 5000.00 USD
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5 Partial Set of Toy Card Houses, along with separate card of people and trees
Very Good 
N.d., circa 1900. Four shingle clapboard houses, such as one would find in suburban communities along the Atlantic Coast, but only three roofs. The houses lie flat when not in use. One pops them out and the roofs hold them then in place. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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6 Planning Your Individual Home
Chicago (?) National Plan Service, Inc. 1950 Leatherette. Spiral. Very Good 
Elephantine folio. 52.5 by 40 cm. 96 pp. Innumerable big splashy colorful illustrations of new home designs, with accompanying floor plans and illustrations of interior features as well. The designs are ones that were pitched primarily to developers, who typically built such houses on spec, often as part of a development, large or small. Many of the houses are now very recognizable and can be found in thousands of suburban communities throughout the U.S. Whatever one's opinion of the vernacular domestic architecture of the day, however, few would dispute that never do the actual examples built of these houses look as great as they do in the fantasy spun by this folio. Internally clean and bright. Front cover reattached to spiral with small discreet strips of cloth. Corner chips to the leatherette cover. 
Price: 500.00 USD
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7 The Home of the Travelers
Hartford, CT The Travelers Insurance Company. Printed by the Redfield-Kendrick-Odell Co., Inc., New York 1921 First Edition Hardcover. Paper pasted down onto boards. Faux ve Near Fine 
Folio, 36 by 26.5 cm. 38 pp. A brief history of the insurance giant and a celebration of its new beaux arts tower which dominated the Hartford CT skyline when it was completed. With many charming black and white illustrations of the building. Light wear to the cover. Clean and tight. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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8 Window Draping with Net and Lace Practicl Suggestions for Every Room in the House
Scranton, Pennsylvania The Scranton Lace Company 1923 Enlarged Revised Edition Hardcover. Cloth Fine 
Small folio. 32.5 by 24 cm. 69, [1] pp. Color plates, with a pastel-ish palette, on virtually every recto. Four fabric samples. A clean, handsome copy. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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Your new home and your pocketbook
9 Your new home and your pocketbook
Bridgeport, CT General Electric Home Bureau First Edition Brochure. Wraps. Near Fine 
N.d., circa 1944. 4to. (To be read oblong, with binding on top.) 27.5 by 21.5 cm. 32 pp. plus wraps. Selling the American dream of suburban living on credit, with a splashy presentation of the practicalities and costs of setting up an imaginary modest but comfortable house. The booklet cleverly uses a cut-out window to show the expenses, total and monthly, with a comparison of conventional financing and through G.E., with big surprise, G.E. credit cheaper every time. As one turns the leaves, another line of the ledger is revealed until the whole spreadsheet is revealed on page 31, with heating, electrical, cabinetry, kitchen appliances, etc. requiring a monthly outlay of a whopping $61.05 with conventional financing versus only $58.42 through G.E. Throughout are color cartoonish illustrations of the happy housewife, and the text is full of plenty of useful tips to inexperienced newlyweds facing their first big investment. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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[Trade Catalogue] Ceramica Industrial
10 [Trade Catalogue] Ceramica Industrial "El Aguila, S.A.", Hecho en Mexico
Mexico D.F. El Aguila, S. A. 1941 Wraps. Very Good 
A beautiful ornamental tile catalogue from Mexico, with classic Arabesque, Moorish and Mediterranean designs. Scarce, with only two copies located on OCLC, at U. of Arizona and of New Mexico. Oblong, 17 by 27.5 cm. Unpaginated, 25 leaves. Color plates on all but the first two leaves, which contain text entirely. Some leaves with line drawn designs and specs on the versos, while others are blank on versos. Light soiling on cover. 
Price: 450.00 USD
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11 [Trade Catalogue] Georgian Mantels. Georgian Mantel Co. New York 310 - 314 East 75th Street
New York Cloth Very Good 
N.d., circa 1900. Oblong, 14 by 19 cm. Unpaginated, with over 100 mantels. Mantels are pictured in B/W photos on rectos, with standard dimensional specifications on verso, with a statement accompanying every one that the dimensions can be varied to suit the particular situation. The catalogue dates from the period in which monied New Yorkers were moving away from Beaux Arts ornateness to a more restrained elegance associated with the late eighteenth century. Many of these mantels survive today in townhouses and Park Avenue apartments. The limp cloth cover has a vertical crack. The leaves are age toned. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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The History of the Colleges of Winchester, Eton, and Westminster; with the Charter-House, the School of St. Paul’s, Merchant Taylors, Harrow, and Rugby, and the Free-School of Christ’s Hospital, Ackermann, Rudolph
12 Ackermann, Rudolph The History of the Colleges of Winchester, Eton, and Westminster; with the Charter-House, the School of St. Paul’s, Merchant Taylors, Harrow, and Rugby, and the Free-School of Christ’s Hospital
London R. Ackermann 1816 First Edition Full Calf Very Good 
Folio-sized. 34.5 by 28 cm. 48 hand-colored plates, 44 of which are views, four, costume. Pagination is separate for each of the schools: vi (including list of subscribers), 56, 72, 40, 32, 43, 34, 34, 27, 22, [1] pp. The greatest number of plates are devoted to Eton and Winchester, which get ten each, with the other schools genreally receiving five each. The plates capture the architectural glory of these institutions, as well as the romance that had already gathered around them, with nary an acknowledgment of the underside of their strict and spartan regime. Scattered foxing, heavy at times, but most leaves and plates are in fact clean. Sometimes heavy offsetting from the plates onto the facing pages. Full contemporary calf with gothic architectural motive and border decoration blindstamped. Rebacking, with original spine preserved and laid on. Some small chips and scuffs to the leather. Notwithstanding its wear, it remains decidedly handsome. 
Price: 3750.00 USD
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13 Charles Letrosne. Murs et Toits Pour Les Pays de Chez-Nous (Three Folios or Volumes)
Paris Chez Dan 1923, 1924, 1926 First Edition 
Three oblong volumes full of architectural plans, line sketchings of the elevations of those plans, and color plates with more elaborate realizations of some of the structures in their settings. Covered are all kinds of public buildings throughout France -- city or town halls, schools, courts, theaters, festival halls, train stations, post offices, hotels, hospitals, factories -- as well as farm houses, barns, houses. Many of the designs are picturesque and easy on the eye. Accompanying each design is a textual description and explanation, often placing it in its local context, and fitting into the surroundings is a virtue strenuously advocated by the work. Overall this is an ambitious work that surely was intended for a wider audience than the profession, and it is something one can easily enjoy as a coffee table book in the best sense. Spine cloth has been repaired on two volumes. Some general wear to the boards, and the marbling, already dark, may have darkened on the paper pastedowns, and the gilt, bright on one of the volumes, is dulled on the other two. In one volume the leaves, held together by cord, are loose on the front side because of typical tears between the holes for the string and the edges. Each volume measures 39 by 29 cm, or 15.5 by 11.5 inches. 
Price: 1000.00 USD
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14 de Rupé, G., architect and artist. Heliographs by B. Rôze & Cie. H. Fléchelle Album de Bois Découpés 1875 2e Partie. Kiosques.
Paris Imprimerie Jules Boyer 1875 Hardcover. Paper pastedown. Cloth spine Very Good Plus 
Scarce album of designs for kiosks, chalets and small villas -- lovely pleasure pavilions and follies, many can be. No copies whatsoever found on OCLC or elsewhere. Folio, 35 by 27 cm. Secondary title page (front cover serves as the primary title page), followed by 30 plates, each with a single design. Each plate is dominated by an elevation of the design, below which is a ruled scale and a simple architectural design outline -- as most of these are single room, this amounts to a geometric shape and little more in those instances. Quite extraordinary architectural "trade catalogue" -- besides being scarce in itself, it is a type of catalogue that was also uncommon at the date of its issue. Light wear. 
Price: 1500.00 USD
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What Wood Is That: A Manual of Wood Identification, Edlin, Herbert Leeson
15 Edlin, Herbert Leeson What Wood Is That: A Manual of Wood Identification
New York, New York, U.S.A. Viking Pr 1998 0670759074 / 9780670759071 Hardcover Like New Like New Jacket 
Book. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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British Castles; or, A Compendious History of the Ancient Military Structures of Great Britain. Illustrated by Numerous Views of Some of the Most Interesting Castles in Great Britain., Fielding, T.H.
16 Fielding, T.H. British Castles; or, A Compendious History of the Ancient Military Structures of Great Britain. Illustrated by Numerous Views of Some of the Most Interesting Castles in Great Britain.
London Howlett and Brimmer 1825 First Edition Half Morocco. Very Good 
Oblong 4to, 21 by 27 cm. vi, 72, [1] pp. 25 hand-colored aquatint plates, including frontis, of ultra-Romantic castles, many of which were by then ruins, all of which were set in bucolic surroundings, whether by the windswept sea, a hillock, a meadow, etc. The work bespeaks the new-found fascination with the British architectural past and the incipient historicism, as perhaps captured well in the frontis comparison of arches from different periods. Contemporary half red-morocco, with title label on front board. Light to moderate foxing on text leaves and tissue guards. Plates are clean. Overall, a bright, lovely copy of a comparatively uncommon color plate book of that era. 
Price: 1350.00 USD
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Sporting Stables & Kennels, Gambrill, Richard V. N. and James C. Mackenzie.  Foreward by James W. Appleton
17 Gambrill, Richard V. N. and James C. Mackenzie. Foreward by James W. Appleton Sporting Stables & Kennels
New York The Derrydale Press 1935 Limited First Edition Cloth. Gilt Decoration Very Good Plus 
No. 165 of 950 copies, and one of 300 copies with errata slip tipped in at p. 79 (later copies had the page corrected). 4to. 31 by 23.5 cm. xiv, 139 pp. Light wear to cover -- a few light soil marks, rubbed corners and spine extremitites. Clean within, and overall an attractive copy. 
Price: 260.00 USD
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Les Epis du Franc-Port.  1898, Gradue, Ler (?)
18 Gradue, Ler (?) Les Epis du Franc-Port. 1898
1898 Half Morocco, Marbled Boards Very Good 
Folio, 33.5 by 25 cm. Title, following by eight plates of original pen and ink drawings of turrets or spires, each with elaborate urns and other ornamental work. An unusual and striking collection of artwork all rendered with great exactitude. Inscribed to a Monsieur Saisan by the presumed artist, whose stylized signature we could not fully make out. 
Price: 750.00 USD
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19 Isaac D. Smead Ventilation and Warming of Buildings, Upon the Principles as Designed and Patented by Isaac D. Smead, Now owned and controlled (under 13 patents)
Toledo, OH Isaac D. Smead & Co. Printed by Henry O. Shepard & Co., Chicago 1889 First Edition Cloth Very Good 
Inscribed by Snead under his frontis portrait (possibly holographic) and FFEP. 4to. 154 pp. With fourteen pages of chromolithographs, some full page plates, and many other illustrations of schools, heating systems and the like. The primary thrust of this promotional book is the application of the heating system to schools, but even those not particularly fascinated by the topic will find the illustrations pleasing, and as a sales-oriented book this one stands out as especially elaborate for its day. The work also addresses other piquant topics such as "The Dry Closet System of Disposing of Excrement," "The Physiology of Respiration", etc. Much of the text is presented as a dialogue, making this work a precursor of sorts for the modern day infomercial. Referred to in Romaine,Guide to American Trade Catalogs, p. 263. A few shallow blisters of cloth, and some other light, inconspicuous soiling of boards. Generally clean and tight. 
Price: 350.00 USD
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Kohler Plumbing Fixtures of First Quality.  Kohler of Kohler, Kohler Co.
20 Kohler Co. Kohler Plumbing Fixtures of First Quality. Kohler of Kohler
Kohler, WI 1950 Wraps. Brochure. Fine 
4to. 25.5 by 18.5 cm. 24 pp., including cover. Bright full color illustrations of bathrooms, and one kitchen, with Kohler fixtures, and many B/W illustrations of the various models of sinks, showers, toilets, etc. A handsome sales catalogue. Small stamp of business name on rear cover. Otherwise, clean. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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