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Home Owners' Catalogs, New York, F. W. Dodge Corporation, first edition, 4to (11" x 8.5"), HB, green cloth boards w/ gilt titles & illustration, VG- / none. Rear endpapers insect-eaten, several pages have narrow waterstain along lower right edge, do not affect the pictures or any of the text.

Unpaginated (approx. 1" thick). No date (c. late 1930's or early '40's). For the new-home builder, several catalogs bound together from companies specializing in building materials, equipment, & furnishings for the home - the variety of suppliers, includes American Brass Co., Waterbury, Connecticut; Masonite Corp., Fox Furnaces; Honeywell Regulator, Minneapolis. Each catalog has a wealth of information regarding everything from boilers and new fangled "air conditioners" that are as big as a car, to shingles, linoleum, and plumbing fixtures. There are many great pictures and illustrations of 50's style kitchens and bathrooms in extreme colors and wild designs. There is even a free sample of SisalKraft home wrap that dares you to tear it because it is so tough. Delightful look at mid-century domestic housing, with many color illustrations.     [Book ID # 637]


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