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Building and DIY From Riley Books


Build Your Own Farm Buildings

By Frank Henderson

U K: Dairy Farmer Books Ltd, 1960 A very good, bright and clean copy of this book. Green boards in excellent condition. Title to the spine. 232 pages which are well illustrated and also have farm building plans. The jacket is in good condion, no creases just light edge wear and a little wear to the top if the spine.A very usable copy.



By Ben Butterfield

New York: Science Service - Science Program, 1965 A stapled book with 64 pages. The pages are clean. Many illustrations.


Carpentry and Jionery - the New Builders' Handbook - No 2

By S. H. Glenister

London: George Allen and Unwin, 1945 Ex- library book. War economy standard. neat stamps. 119 pages with drawings and illustrations. Page edges and some pages are a little 'dusty'.


The Supervision of Building - a Manual for All Engaged in the Oversight of Building Operations with Special Reference to the Clerk of Works

By George Metson

London: Illustrated Carpenter and Builder, 1930 Sepia boards in very good condition. 145 clean pages plus adverts and index. original price 2/6d. A solid and firm book. Building collectable.


Introduction to Copper C. D. A. Publication No. 52

London: Copper Development Association, 1958 A very good copy of this book. 48 bright, clean and well illustrated pages. Slightly 'dusty' marks to small area of the front cover. An informative, collectable book.


Architecture in Perspective - 12th Annual International Competion of Architectural Perspectivists
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Architecture in Perspective - 12th Annual International Competion of Architectural Perspectivists

By Gordon S. Grice

USA: The American Society of Architectural Perspectivists / Rockport, 1997 144 clean pages packed with architectural designs and projects. Some fantastic art work, practical and futuristic. No jacket. Remains of a white name label to cover (could be carefully removed) and a little wear to the tips of the corners.


Inside Architecture: Interiors By Architects

By Susan Zevon

London: Mitchell Beazley, 1997 Binding is blue cloth with white lettering on the spine; 192 pages. Some light edgewear to the corners and either end of the spine. Price includes an additional allowance for extra postal charges for this heavier than average book.


Architecture in the Twentieth Century

By Peter Gossel, Gabriele Leuthauser

Germany: Taschen, 1991 A very heavy book, priced to include any extra postage needed above the set rate, UK or surface. No jacket. 432 pages, fully illustrated throughout Some ' movement ' to the book. Owners name on a white label to the ffep. Lightly bumped corners. The pages are very clean and bright. Weighs over 6lbs. Reading/study copy only. If in area of shop, this book is much cheaoer over the counter without extra postage.


Gothic Architecture - Great Buildings and How to Enjoy Them

By Edith A. Browne

London: Adam & Charles Black, 1911 Tan boards with some rubbing to the edges. The corners and head and base of the spine are rubbed. 125 clean firm pages. 48 full page plates. Owners name on a white label to inner board.


Frank Lloyd Wright - Master Builder
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Frank Lloyd Wright - Master Builder

By B. B. Pfeiffer, David Larkin

London: Thames & Hudson, 1997 An excellent copy of this book. 240 bright clean pages. Coloured photographs and text throughout. residue of sticky label to cover otherwise very good. No creases to the spine or to the covers.Owners name to inner cover. Wrap-around fly-leaf. -- this remarkable book presents 25 of the most significant buildings of Americas foremost architect, from his early Praire work in the 1890s to his daring creations of the 1940s and 50s.


Feng Shui - Environments of Power - A Study of Chinese Architecture

By Dr. Evelyn Lip

London: Academy Editions, 1995 128 clean pages. Fully illustrated in colour and black and white. No creases to the spine or to the covers. A little edge wear. The bottom closed page edge is 'dusty'. - this is a heavy book and has been priced to include any extra postage UK or surface mail.


Materials Handling in Industry - Electricity and Productivity Series No. 4

By British Electrical Development Association

U. K.: British Electrical Development Ass. An excellent copy of this book. No date, but a sales bill is laid in the book with the date 1960. Blue/grey boards with just a little darkening to the spine. No wear and the corners are still sharp. 142 very white, clean pages. Illustrated throughout. The book deals with ;- overhead runways, lifting equopment, cranes, conveyors, elevators and conveyors, floor transport, vibration, handling of materials


Plastics as Metal Replacements

By Paul I Smith

U. K.: Scientific Publications (Great Britain) Ltd., 1968 An excellent copy of this book.282 very clean, bright and tight pages including the index. Buff coloured boards with red title to cover and to the spine. The jacket is also in very good condition with the smallest sign of edge wear to the base of the spine and the tip of the bottom front corner. - illustrated throughout.--- In this book the properties of plastics are critically examined alongside their applications in metal replacement fields and the weaknesses of synthetic materials are exposed as well as their strength so as to provide a reliable and objective picture for the engineer and industrial designer.


Changing Rooms

By Linda Barker

London: BBC, 1999 160 pages including the index. Excellent copy with no creases or wear; as new.


Buying and Renovating a Cottage

By Stuart Turner

Cambridge: Patrick Stephens Ltd, 1982 A very good copy of this book in a very good dust jacket. This book has one stamo to the title page of - ' The Commanding Officer - H.M.S. Inskip ' - and one part faded stamp to the top closed pages. Otherwise the book is in very good condition with just a little edge wear to the top of the DJ at the corners and the top of the spine. ---- This book has 184 clean pages packed with photographs and text all about the purchase , structural alterations , essential services , roon-by-room renovation , decorating , furnishing , gardens etc of your dream cottage.


Carpentry and Cabinet Making

By W. M. Oakwood

London: C. Arthur Pearson Ltd, 1931 Binding is orange cloth with a pictorial cover in black and black lettering on spine; very clean apart from a mild stain to top right hand corner of back cover. Some mild shelfwear. Dj is fully intact with only some slight edgewear, mostly to either side of the top of the spine. Shows the same black illustration as the binding on a brown background. There is an oval rubber stamp to the top right hand corner of the title page: " Ward & Payne, Sheffield". Pages lightly tanning. Size: 7" x 5"


Reinforced Concrete

By John C. Maxwell-cook

London: The English Universities Press Ltd, 1957 No dj. Binding is slightly scuffed, with some edgewear. Internally clean and bright. 380 pages including the index. Spine is mildly faded.