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The Lighting of Schools; A Guide to Good Practice (Includes Two Additional Items)

By: N/A

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Holophane Company Inc.: 1927

Seller ID: 21044

Condition: Good-plus


A very scarce and interesting bit of ephemera. The main booklet (No. 344-A) is oversized at 8-1/2"x11". It is very clean and tightly bound. Only defect is faint dampstain and some mild crinkling to very bottom edge of pages, affecting a height of less than half an inch. Illustrated nicely with drawings and several black and white photographs with text -- 24 pages. Also laid in is a leaflet, also produced by Holophane entitled "Computation of Proper Wire Size ... View more info

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Structural Systems

By: Cowan, Henry J.

Price: $18.95

Publisher: Florence, Kentucky, U.S.A., Van Nostrand Reinhold: 1981

Seller ID: 24679

ISBN: 0442217137

Condition: Very Good


Very nice, clean soft cover book with no spine crease, pristine pages, and no names or writing. Measures 8-1/2" tall and 10-3/4" across. A comprehensive guide to preliminary structural design, complete with standard solutions, a minimum of mathematics and numerous explanatory drawings. Not only designed for students, but also as a handy reference for engineers and architects already working in the field. 256 pages. Indexed. View more info

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The Prefabrication of Houses; A Study By the Alfred Bemis Foundation of the Prefabrication Industry of the United States

By: Kelly, Burnham

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts, MIT Press: 1964

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 27069

Condition: Very Good


Very nice, clean, tightly bound book with no names or writing. Dustjacket is missing, but book shows very little external wear. Originally published in 1952 after much research which was interrupted during the war years. By the time the book saw print the demand for housing was much geater thanks to the infusion of GIs returnig from war and seeking affordable homes. Believe it or not, the prefab house began before 1900. Book traces the trajectory, both good and bad, and... View more info

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The Architectural Treasures of Early America; Volumes 1-8

By: Mullins, Lisa C. (series edior)

Price: $110.00

Publisher: Harrisburg, PA, National Historical Society: 1987

Seller ID: 28312

Condition: Near Fine


Beautiful books, gently read. No faults to laminated pictorial boards and pages and page edges bright. Measures 8-1/4" x 11-1/4". Designed without dustjackets. Books all sport attractive endpapers in green and white which look like an architectural blueprint. All printing and tinting of pictures throughout text is in green to match. Most handsome. Titles include: Survey of Early American Design; Early Architecture of the South; New England By the Sea; Colonial Architectu... View more info

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The Second Ohio Historic Bridge Inventory, Evaluation and Presevation Plan

By: Multiple Authors

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Ohio Department of Transportation: 1990

Seller ID: 25806DH

Condition: Fine


Very handsome book -- clean as a whsitle inside and out with no names or writing, no bumps to boards, and pages and page edges pristine. Illustrated throughout with crisp, black and white photographs of historicx bridges around the state. In addition to selected bridges there is much info on covered bridges, wooden truss designers and builders, and covered bridge rehabilitation. Book measures 9"x11-1/2" and is printed on coated paper. 235 pages. View more info

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Slovenian Chapel Dedication Washington D.C. August 15, 1971

By: No Author

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Washington D.C., The Slovenian Chapel Dedication Committee: 1971

Edition: No Edition Stated

Seller ID: 13,049L

Condition: Very Good


Nice, clean copy with just light toning to white edges of card covers. Nicely illustrated throughout with black and white photos Much text and very clean. Issued for the dedication of the Chapel of our Lady of Brezje, the patroness of Slovenia, in the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. Includes numerous facsimile letters, some in Slovenian, but text explaining the Chapel and Slovenian immigration to the United States is in English. 87 pages. View more info

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National Manufacturing Builders' Hardware Catalog No. 20 with Supplement

By: No Author

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Sterling, Illinois, National Manufacturing Company:

Seller ID: 24962

Condition: Very Good


Nice catalog with additional supplement laid-in. Oddly, not dated, but catalog 19 was issued in 1924. Measures 7-1/4"x10-1/4" and is tightly bound with no names or writing. Pictures of the company at front and numerous bold images of products with descriptions.128 pages. Supplement is the same size printed without the card cove of the larger catalog and contains 14 pages. Main catalog shows small chip to top front edge and sunning to spine which extends to part ... View more info

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Playhouse Square Urban Design Guidelines (Cleveland, Ohio 1985)

By: No Author

Price: $28.00

Publisher: Cleveland, Ohio, Cleveland City Planning Commisssion; Kaczmar Architects Inc.; Greater Cleveland Growth Association: 1985

Seller ID: 25821DH

Condition: Fine


Beautiful as new planning guide used to design Cleveland's fabulous Playhouse Square entertainment area. Not commonly seen as it was produced for temporary use by those involved with the project. It's a big one measuring 8-3/4" tall and 13" wide, bound with a plastic comb. The book has 136 pages with black and white photographs, drawings, and maps. An interesting study and retrospective. View more info

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Hope's "Biltin" Subframes and No. 2040 Subframes (1949)

By: No Author

Price: $24.00

Publisher: Jamestown, New York, Hope's Windows Inc.: 1949

Edition: No Edition

Seller ID: 23504

Condition: Very Fgood


This is a very interesting booklet advertising contemporary windows for architectural builds. Two pages have new information stapled over the material beneath it. The original was also red X'd, but you can still read that too (see photo). Actually it's a good thing because it shows company momentum.T he drawings are really attractive and all eight pages (not counting the x-d ones) are filled with it. The cover photo is the work done on the Firestone Research Laboratory i... View more info

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Hotel Planning and Outfitting

By: No author Stated

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Chicago, Albert Pick--Barth Companies: 1928

Seller ID: 25322

Condition: Very Good


Very interesting and beautifully illustrated book on appointing the fine hotels of the period whether they be for residential, business, or recreational purposes. Very clean and nice inside and out with just a bit of softness to corners of cloth boards. Printed on coated paper and illustrated in both black and white and color. "A compilation of authoratative information on problems of hotel economics, architecture, planning, food service engineering, furnishing, and... View more info

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Handbook on Concrete Mortar and Joiner

By: No author Stated

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Oshkosh, Wisconin, Leach Company:

Edition: No Publication Data

Seller ID: 25387

Condition: Very Good


Very nice book, clean and tightly bounf with no names or writing. Card cover designed to look like pebbled leather with gilt printing and pictorial. Measures 4-1/2"x7". No date, but a little research on the LeRoi 4 h.p. gasoline motors used to run the company's plaster and mortar mixers situated it in the early 30's. Divided into 21 parts with 210 pages. Illustrated with drawings, photographs and tables of data. View more info

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The Steel Square and Its Uses (Two Parts in One Volume)

By: No Author Stated

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Chicago, Schrewesbury Publishing Co.: 1925

Edition: Resumed First

Seller ID: 28071

Condition: Very Good


Very nice clean, tightly bound book with no names or writing and no creasing to pages. Boards show very little wear -- the only fault is fading to silver printing at bottom of spine. Book is illustrated with educational drawings throughout. Text is divided into ten parts: preliminary information; historical background and descriptioin of the steel square, the adjustable fence, roof framing, hip roof framing, hoppers and hopper bevels, stair building, combination squares,... View more info

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Solar Energy and Building

By: Szokolay, S. V.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, Architectural Press: 1977

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 25632

ISBN: 0851395708

Condition: Fine


Very nicelt kept book showing no bumps to boards, no names or writing and no tears or chips to jacket which will arrive in brand new mylar cover. Measures 8-1/2"x12" and has 174 pages. Illustrated with techncial drwigns throughout. A comprehensive design guide. View more info