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Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$85.00

House Plan Book
SELECT HOMES
Chicago: National Plan Service, n.d.

n.d. [1939?]. Oblong folio (10" x 13"). 49 pp; full of color illustrations & floor plans of houses; index. Original wraps with partial plastic comb binding. VG, horizontal crease in middle of book visible on all pages and covers; covers toned at edges and edges lightly chipped, spine rubbed. This book features color renderings & floor plans of 42 models, all beginning with E - Ellencott, Eldon, etc; some include an interior detail such as bay window seat or bookcase. There is a 2-pp color spread showing interior ideas for every room.. Most are two story, with five or six rooms, more than half of the houses have an attached garage. Styles include Cape Cod, Colonial, Dutch Colonial, Early American, English cottage, and Monterey.
Inventory number #014199



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$40.00

Trade Catalogue
CHADWICK LEAD WORKS. Catalogue and Diagrams of Lead Pipe, Sheet Lead, Etc.
Boston: Chadwick Lead Works, 1887

Oblong quarto (9.25" x 9.75"). 42 pp; illustrated; index. Original printed wraps. VG, a clean, unmarked copy; covers show light edgewear. The catalog features a number of tables and full-sized diagrams relating to lead pipe that will be useful to parties interested in water distribution, etc. There is also a tabular statement of water-works in the U.S. with the size and weight of lead pipe used in connection with a given head (or fall) of water. Other tabular work is useful for water-works superintendents, etc. OCLC lists one copy.
Inventory number #014198



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$55.00

S.C. Johnson & Son
The Proper Treatment for Floors, Woodwork and Furniture
Racine, WI: S.C. Johnson & Son, 1921

Octavo. 32 pp; illustrated in color and b/w with many color examples of wood dyes and puttys. Stapled wraps, VG, an unmarked copy, some staining near staples. LAID IN: A typewritten letter on S.C. Johnson letterhead, dated 1923; a 1922 price list; a dealer list; an ad for Johnson's liquid wax; a coupon for a weighted polishing brush & can of Johnson's prepared wax; and a postcard for sending the name of the store you buy paint from to S.C. Johnson.
Inventory number #014197



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$150.00

Trade Catalogue
No. 50 Section "Universal" Casements
Detroit: Crittall Casement Company, n.d.

12" x 9". 48 pp; profuse b/w photographs, drawings, sectional views; list of a few recent installations in the U.S. and Canada. Printed cover with red embossed lettering & black cut-away of casement windows, in three-brad binder. VG, pages clean & unmarked (title page shows light soil); cover edges with small loss at top edge & corners, spine gone but brad binding holding together. Catalogue No. 7A, Working Details for No. 50 Universal Casements (Patented) - [cover title]. Not in OCLC
Inventory number #014196



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Good


Price:
$100.00

Trade Catalogue
Webber Lumber Company Catalog no. 67
Fitchburg, MA: Webber Lumber Co., 1909

Oblong quarto (7.5" x 10.25"). 72 pp; profuse b/w illustrations; index. Printed wraps. Good, interior pages clean & unmarked, staples rusted; covers detached but present with light soiling & edgewear. Four-pp Catalog No. 64 on screen doors laid in, in very good condition. Both catalogs feature dimensions, prices, and model numbers. Not in OCLC.
Inventory number #014195



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$35.00


THE WHITE BOOK
Boston: Samuel Cabot, 1932

Quarto. [16] pp; full of b/w photographs. Illustrated stapled wraps. VG, one page detached but present; covers lightly soiled. The company's promotional brochure featuring houses painted with the firm's Double-White, and other products. One copy in OCLC.
Inventory number #014194



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$50.00

Alpha Portland Cement Co.
Alpha Cement: How to Use It
Easton, PA: Alpha Portland Cement Co., 1915

1923 edition. Small quarto. 104 pp; full of b/w illustrations, construction drawings; tables; index. Pictorial stiff card covers. VG, a clean, unmarked copy, page edges lightly foxed; covers bright, spine mildly rubbed, minor stained spots on back cover.
Inventory number #014193



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$30.00

Hartmann-Sanders Co.
Colonial Entrances of Character & Distinction. Catalog No. 52
Chicago: Hartmann Sanders Company, 1925

Quarto. 32 pp; full of b/w photographs. Illustrated stapled wraps. VG, a clean, unmarked copy; cover lightly soiled. OCLC lists 2 copies of this edition.
Inventory number #014192



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: None


Price:
$150.00

[Salesman's Sample Book]
KID GLOVE COLORS
New York: P. Centemeri & Co., n.d.

n.d. First Edition. 6.75" x 4.25" closed; four panels opening to 6.75" x 17.75.." Four panels of kid glove color swatches in accordion fold binding, with a total of 32 color swatches (8 per panel). VG, light edge wear, cover gilt a bit dull.
Inventory number #014190



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$40.00

John Wanamaker
How the English Man of To-day is Dressing
Philadelphia: John Wanamaker, n.d.

ca. 1900. 6.25" x 3.5". 18 plates in fold-out accordion panel, bound with green silk cord in printed card wrapper. VG, a clean, unmarked copy; covers lightly toned, short tear at top edge of back cover. Not in OCLC.
Inventory number #014189



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$50.00

Trade Catalogue
Empire Decorative Fixtures
: , 1920

ca. 1920's. Quarto. 16 loose sheets numbered 1-16, in embossed folder with one pocket, lettering on cover. VG, sheets are clean & unmarked except for inked correction to one model number; folder in good shape though covers darkened & title lettering hard to read. The sixteen sheets (one-sided) feature four lines of ceiling and wall fixtures - Valencia, Versailles, Alamo, and Pueblo. The sheets provide sepia image, model No., dimensions, and price. One sheet features five crystal chandeliers. A separate "Notice" slip indicates this portfolio is for use by retail outlets, "The loose leaf arrangement and the omission of trade names permit a proper display of our fixtures to your customers." Top of each sheet features image of eagle logo.
Inventory number #014188



Binding: Leaf
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$250.00

Day, Joseph P.
Manhattan Beach Estates "Swept by Ocean Breezes"
NY: The Moessner Art Service, n.d.

n.d. (ca. 1916) Folded mailer. An early advertisement / prospectus for the Manhattan Beach Estates with photos and a map. VG, some splits at folds, stabilized with japan paper, and minor soiling and an edge chip or two. In great condition overall. Joseph P Day began laying out the grid and groundwork for the Manhattan Beach Estates in 1911 after the razing of the Manhattan Beach Hotel, one of two hotels in Austin Corbin's Manhattan Beach Resort. By 1916 the Oriental Hotel had followed the Manhattan into oblivion as the golden age of Coney Island came to a close. Day was a real estate auctioneer and developer who, over the course of his career, is credited with selling one third of the Bronx and one third of Queens. His goal with Manhattan Beach Estates was simple - liquidate the lots as quickly as possible. By 1918 Day held a massive final liquidation auction, to dispose of the remaining holdings of the Manhattan Beach Realty company - 400 improved lots and 5 dwellings (likely the 5 offices on the site). The map shows properties already sold along with vacant lots and already built structures, a few of which still exist today. Rare, one holding listed in OCLC - Columbia University.
Inventory number #014187



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$75.00

Trade Catalogue
For Modern Homes, the Modern Sink
Kohler, WI: Kohler Co., 1926

First edition. Octavo. 23 pp; numerous b/w photographs. Illustrated stapled wraps. VG, a clean, unmarked copy; covers clean with minor wear. Cover title: "Now-The Kohler electric sink will wash the dishes." Kohler introduced its electric sink in 1926. From title page, "Dedicated to women who do their own work; to women who direct the work of others; to women who do the work of others."
Inventory number #014184



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Good


Price:
$25.00

Muschenheim, William C
Hotel Astor, Times Square, New York : the culmination of years of artistic Study
NY: , 1904

Tall Octavo. n.d. (1904). 16 page parallel fold stab bound brochure; 32 of 33 color plates of rooms and scenes. Back cover and one illustration missing (half page), a color facsimile replacement is provided. Good plus. A couple chips, dent to lower corner which has caused some splitting to the center fold of all pages, Some light pen scribbles around cover title. An early brochure for the Hotel Astor in Times Square which operated from 1904 to 1967. The 35,000 square feet Hotel was built in two stages, in 1905 and 1909-1910, by the same architects in the same style. Upon completion, the structure occupied an entire city block at a reported total cost of $7 million. Architects Clinton & Russell had designed a number of Astor commissions; here they developed a very Parisian "Beaux Arts" style completed with green-copper mansard roof. Its eleven stories contained 1000 guest rooms, with two more levels underground for its extensive "backstage" functions, such as the wine cellar. The Astor was an important element in the growth of Times Square and its character as an entertainment center. In 1904, New York Times publisher Adolph S. Ochs moved his newspaper's operations to a new tower on 42nd Street in the middle of Longacre Square, and Ochs persuaded Mayor George B. McClellan, Jr. to build a subway station there and rename it Times Square. The Theater District would soon occupy magnificent new auditoriums along Forty-second Street, and electric lighting transformed this strip of Broadway into the "Great White Way".
Inventory number #014183



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$15.00

Nestle's Food Company
Nestle's Mother Book About the Care and Feeding of Babies
NY: Nestle's Food Company, 1923

Twelvemo. 72 pp; illustrated in b/w. Stapled illustrated wraps. VG. minor soiling to covers. Promotional piece for Nestle's milk food, with instructions for the new mother.
Inventory number #014181



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$50.00

Carney, Uncle Don
Terry and Ted on the Trail of the Secret Formula by Uncle Don
NY: General Baking Company, 1936

Octavo. Unpaginated [16 pp]; 9 color and 1 b/w illustrations. Stapled illustrated wraps. VG. Some even toning to interior pages. Promotional ephemera from the General Baking Company which was a tie-in to the Uncle Don radio show, broadcast on NY radio station WOR between 1928 and 1947. Uncle Don Cagney (Howard Rice) was central to an urban myth which held that he had an open mic incident where he said "There, that ought to hold the little bastards", This was later proven to be untrue. This scenario, a host inadvertently talking into an open microphone at the end of a live show, was used as a comeuppance for lead character Lonesome Rhodes in the fictional film drama, A Face in the Crowd. Amplifying the urban legend, a scene in that film shows two real Variety pressmen handling an issue of Variety with a headline comparing Rhodes to Uncle Don.
Inventory number #014180



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$20.00

Nichols, Alfred C., Jr.
Songs Scouts Sing
NY: Boy Scouts of America, 1935

Fifth printing. Twelvemo. 115 pp; illustrated with musical notation. Illustrated stapled card covers with cloth tape spine. Over 220 campfire, hiking and jamboree songs for Boy Scouts.
Inventory number #014179



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$35.00


Scientific American Building Monthly. No. 210. April 1903
NY: Munn & Co., 1903

Vol. 35, No. 4. Folio (16" x 11"). pp 68-88 + 10 pp advertisements; b/w illustrations. Paperback. VG, a clean, unmarked copy; covers lightly soiled, base of spine lightly creased. The cover photograph is the Roger Morris mansion, Washington's headquarters in NY, 1776.
Inventory number #014176



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$35.00


Scientific American Building Monthly. No. 218. December 1903
NY: Munn & Co., 1903

Vol. 36, No. 6. Folio (16" x 11"). pp 112-131 + 10 pp advertisements; b/w illustrations. Paperback. VG, a clean, unmarked copy; covers lightly soiled, bottom corner lightly creased. The cover photograph is "St. Heliers," a residence in Mount Vernon, NY. The issue includes the Stow Mansion, Roslyn, Long Island,
Inventory number #014175



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$125.00

[Trade Catalogue]
Elmira Arms Co. Elmira, NY. Catalog of Spring and Summer Sports 1921
Elmira, NY: Elmira Arms Company, 1921

Quarto. 118 pp; illustrated throughout in b/w with an occasional page of color illustrations. Stapled with illustrated wraps. VG-, quarter-sized chunk missing from bottom corner of cover and title page with some foxing to the exposed page below. Some minor stains to cover, else clean and bright. Items for sale include: Queen City & Bryn Mawr bicycles, bicycle sundries, fishing tackle, Reach baseball goods, Wright and Ditson racquets and tennis supplies, fire arms, ammunition, electrical pocket flash lights, Victor talking machines, Edison phonographs and records, playing cards, athletic outing goods, automobile sundries, Remington pocket knives, Kelly-Springfield and Diamond auto tires, and Indian Refining Co. - Havoline oils and greases.
Inventory number #014174