1900s HOUSE PLANS)
Chicago. The Radford Architectural Company. 1900. Fourth Edition. Black and white illustrations, 72 pp, index, embossed red-lettered cloth covered boards (hardbound). Tight text block with firm binding although separation of paper along front and rear hinge of covers. Small hole with thread for hanging at upper left corner. Covers lightly... Item #51583
1910s HOUSE PLANS - BUNGALOWS TO DUPLEXES)
Saxton, Glenn L. (architect).
Minneapolis, MN. Glenn L. Saxton. No date. Ca. 1910. 234 pp book in paper wraps 9 1/4 x 6 inches. Paste-down illustration to front cover; plans for homes both great and small. Book also includes advertising from Minneapolis home furnishing and building supply firms. 2 1/2... Item #47793
1920s HOUSE PLANS - OREGON, CHEVY CHASE, KANSAS CITY) Kimbell, Richard G. (architectural advisor).
Mowery, Eldred (illus).
National Lumber Manufacturers Association. 1929. 7 color illustrations with plans, numerous additional plans and black and white illustrations, 32pp, 11 x 8 1/2 inches, color pictorial wrappers (softbound). Covers lightly worn with dampstain to mid right margin and 1/2 inch tear to mid lower edge, pencil notations... Item #34551
1920s HOUSE PLANS)
Boston. E. F. Hodgson Co. Copyright 1928. Booklet, black and white photo illustrations of homes, cabins, etc. accompanied by floor plans, 64 pp, 11 x 8 inches, color pictorial stiff paper wrappers. Light wear, centre of the front cover is toned; interior very good condition. The booklet pictures and describes... Item #50010
1920s HOUSE PLANS)
Practical Homes. Containing 69 Designs of Moderately Priced Houses, Each Design Shown in Full Color with Floor Plans - English Colonials, Dutch Colonials, Bungalows, Semi-Bungalows, English Designs and Attractive Square Types and Duplexes.
Chicago. Jens Pedersen. St. Paul, MN / Chicago & Riverdale Lumber Co. Copyright 1925. Second Edition. Color illustrations of homes accompanied by floor plans, 63 pp, index, 10 3/4 x 8 inches, color pictorial embossed thick card covers (softbound). Covers lightly rubbed at extremities, but overall a particularly bright copy... Item #51416
1920s HOUSE PLANS)
Woman's World Book of Ideal Homes. A Presentation of Moderate-Priced Homes with Particular Thought to the Convenience of the Woman Who Keeps Her Own House. (Cover title:The Book of Ideal Homes.)
Chicago. Woman's World. 1927. Magazine, illustrated throughout in color and black and white, 63pp, 13 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches, color pictorial wrappers. Covers are detached with two repaired tears of 4 inches each; lower right corner of first two pages is creased, otherwise interior is in good condition. A.... Item #53886
1930s HOUSE PLANS)
Veit & Davison Lumber Co. / Brown-Blodgett Co. 1936. Booklet, cloth spine, black and white photo illustrations of homes accompanied by floor plans, 100 pages, 11 1/2 x 8 3/4 inches, pictorial paper wrappers. A few light soiled spots to covers and lower right corner of a few pages, faint... Item #51388
1950s HOUSE PLANS)
Bay City, Michigan. Aladdin Company. Copyright 1953. 47th annual edition. Booklet, color and black and white illustrations of homes accompanied by floor plans, 64 pp, 10 1/4 x 7 inches, in color pictorial paper wraps. A few short tears to covers; paper loss to spine; fold to rear cover. Overall... Item #51391
ACTING EDITION) Moore, Edward.
New York. Samuel French. No date. Ca. 1890. Play script in paper wraps, 7 ½ x 4 ½ inches, 56 pp. Title page states "a tragedy in five acts with Stage Directions, Cast of Characters, Costumes, &c. as played at the Park Theatre by Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Kean. Taken... Item #53885
APPLIANCES - CLOTHES WASHERS)
Detroit, Michigan. F. L. Jacobs. 1946. Booklet, 6 x 9 inches, 16 pp (including decorative color paper covers) describing, and picturing in color, various aspects of the "completely automatic home laundry." Text states you put in the clothes, add soap, flip the switch, and "Launderall does everything else efficiently, quietly... Item #53862
APPLIANCES - REFRIGERATORS)
Evansville, Indiana. Servel. 1951. Brochure, 9 x 4 inches, unfolding to poster-size sheet 18 x 16 inches, depicting 8 models of Servel gas-powered refrigerators. Catalog boasts "Years Ahead In Convenience and Beauty" and touts "Long Life Styling" by the American Industrial Designer Walter Dorwin Teague. Very good clean condition. In... Item #53861
APPLIANCES - REFRIGERATORS)
Boston. D. Eddy & Sons Co. 1914. Booklet, black and white illustrations, 48pp, 7 3/4 x 5 1/4 inches, paper wrappers (softbound). Cover edges lightly toned, 1 inch tear to back cover, pencil notation on front cover; overall very good clean condition. INSET PRICE LIST has short tear at top... Item #43464
APPLIANCES - REFRIGERATORS)
Grand Rapids, Michigan. Leonard Refrigerator Company. 1927. Illustrated catalog, 10 ¾ x 8 ½, 72 pp., color pictorial card wrappers, picturing and describing a variety of Leonard Refrigerators, all of them requiring ice to preserve the appliance's contents. Initial pages discuss the refrigerator's cork board insulation, porcelain lining, high quality... Item #53858
APPLIANCES - STOVES & FURNACES)
Real Values in National Stoves, Ranges and Furnaces at Bargain Prices. Excelsior Stove & Mfg. Co., Quincy, Ill. - Makers of National Stoves, Ranges, Furnaces - They Always Satisfy.
No date. Ca. 1915. Folded broadside, black and white illustrations, approximately 6 1/2 x 9 inches unfolding to large two-sided poster measuring approximately 25 x 28 inches. Very good condition; small mailing label to lower right corner of verso, a few small separations at fold intersections. Features images, product information... Item #46166
APPLIANCES - STOVES & REFRIGERATORS)
Mansfield, Ohio. Westinghouse. No date. Ca. 1935. Am attractive color catalog, 8 ¼ x 11 inches, 20 pp., depicting floor plans for a "scientifically" designed kitchen (three "centers" anchored by fridge, range, or sink) with five different "model electric kitchens" illustrated in color. One page shows "bleed-through" from black ink... Item #53859
APPLIANCES - STOVES)
East Pittsburgh, Pa. Westinghouse Electric and Manufacturing Company. 1916. Photo-illustrated catalog, 10 ¾ x 8 ¼ inches, 16 pp., pictorial paper wrappers, featuring an extensive variety of Westinghouse Electric Ranges (or combination Gas and Electric). Retail net prices are given. Numerous models are pictured and described. Unfortunately, centerfold pages (7... Item #53857
Gill, MacDonald (mapmaker).
London. Dated in image 1946. Published ca. 1946. Color pictorial / pictographic map poster, 19 1/4 x 29 1/4 inches (49 x 73.5 cm) on sheet size 19 3/4 x 30 inches (50 x 76cm). Originally folded, now mounted on archival paper, minimising folds. Very good condition... Item #47338
BIRDS / ORNITHOLOGY)
Beeton's Book of Birds: showing How to Rear and Manage Them in Sickness and in Health. Cover title: Book of Birds.
Weir, Harrison and R. Huttula (illus).
London. S. O. Beeton. No date. Ca. 1870. 6 color plates (color wood engravings), black and white in-text illustrations, all edges gilt, xii+352pp, 7 1/4 x 5 inches, embossed decorative gilt lettered cloth covered boards and spine (hardbound). Wear and light soiling to covers... Item #41312
BUILDING MATERIALS - BRICK RESIDENTIAL FIREPLACES)
Chicago. American Face Brick Association. 1925. Illustrated catalog, 9 3/4 x 7 1/2 inches, 48 pp., decorative card wrappers, picturing and describing a wide variety of "facebrick" fireplaces. Booklet is in very good clean condition. With ORIGINAL MAILING ENVELOPE with decorative design (couple of long tears to the front of... Item #53856
BUILDING MATERIALS - BRICK)
Neutra, R. (architect). R. Cornell (landscape architect).
Los Angeles. Cleveland Publications for the Manufacturers and Dealers of Brick and Clay Products. 1939. Booklet, 8 x 6 ½ inches, 24 pp. picturing and describing the multiple home projects which are best realized when brick is employed. The booklet's title provides a.... Item #53864
BUILDING MATERIALS - DOUGLAS FIR) Bror Leonard Grondal.
Seattle. West Coast Lumber Trade Extension Bureau. 1926. Illustrated booklet conveying the history and utility of Douglas Fir (and other west coast forest products); 11 x 7 inches, 32 pp, embossed pictorial card covers. Booklet takes pains to present the Douglas Fir as "America’s Permanent Lumber Supply" and identifies it... Item #53860
BUILDING MATERIALS - GYPSUM ETC.)
Chicago. United States Gypsum Company. 1942. Illustrated catalog of building materials, 11 x 8 ¼ inches, card cover with cloth spine, 89 pp. Cover title "The Red Book of Building Materials" with index at front of volume. Text extols the virtues of Gypsum when employed in a variety of products... Item #53865
BUILDING MATERIALS - PINE)
Today's Idea House. New Views...New Pointers on increasing Home Comfort, Convenience and Beauty with Ponderosa Pine Woodwork.
Chicago. Ponderosa Pine Woodwork. Copyright 1945. Booklet, black and white photo illustrations throughout, 28pp, 8 1/2 x 11 inches, color pictorial cover wrappers. Light wear to covers, soft bump to upper right corner, pencil notation on single page, mid section loose; otherwise good, clean condition. A profusely illustrated booklet featuring... Item #47297
BUILDING MATERIALS - REDWOOD)
San Francisco. California Redwood Association. 1933. Illustrated booklet conveying the history and utility of California Redwood; 10 x 6 3/4 inches, 22 pp, decorative paper covers. Booklet in very good clean condition; eight WorldCat listings. Booklet takes pains to present California Redwood as a desirable choice for virtually any building... Item #53863
CALIFORNIA - ELECTRIC RAILWAYS)
See Southern California By Trolley via the Special-Arranged Trolley Trips through the Sunny Scenic Southland. Map title: Lines of the Pacific Electric Railway in Southern California.
Pontius, D. W. (illus).
Los Angeles. Pacific Electric Railway Co. 1912. Brochure unfolding to black and white map of the Pacific Electric Railway system, 12 x 17 inches. The detailed map provides visual documentation of the extensive network comprising the rail line, centered in Los Angeles and extending east to... Item #52221