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Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Near Fine
Jacket: Near Fine


Price:
$50.00

Hewitt, Mark Alan
THE ARCHITECT & THE AMERICAN COUNTRY HOUSE 1890-1940
New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1990

First edition. Quarto. xiii, 312 pp; 308 color & b/w illustrations; extensive bibliography. Cloth with dustjacket. Near fine in near fine jacket. Wealthy Americans began building opulent country estates in the late 1880s and continued for the next 50 years. The author explores the architects who designed these houses, the clients who commissioned them, and their historic significance. Architectural photographs by Richard Cheek.
Inventory number #013629



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Fine
Jacket: Fine


Price:
$125.00

Jackson, David
THE RUSSIAN VISION: The Art of Ilya Repin
Schoten: B A I, 2006

First printing. Quarto. 304 pp; illustrated throughout in color; chronology; notes; bibliography. Cloth with dustjacket. Fine/Fine, a crisp, unmarked copy; jacket bright with no wear.
Inventory number #013622



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Near Fine
Jacket: Near Fine


Price:
$95.00

Mongiardino, Renzo, edited by Fiorenzo Cattaneo
ROOMSCAPES: The Decorative Architecture of Renzo Mongiardino
NY: Rizzoli, 1993

First edition. Quarto. 208 pp; profusely illustrated with color photographs. Cloth with dustjacket. Fine/Near Fine, a crisp, unmarked copy; jacket has no tears, narrow, sunned strip at edge of spine, minor scuffing on front panel. The first monograph on the work of this renowned interior designer who had a dramatic, theatrical approach to design. He drew on sources that range from ancient Greek, Roman, and Etruscan artifacts to the work of Renaissance and baroque masters Michelangelo, Palladio, Bernini, and Borromini.
Inventory number #013616



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Near Fine
Jacket: Very Good


Price:
$160.00

Setterwall, Ake, Stig Fogelmarck & Bo Gyllensvard
THE CHINESE PAVILION at Drottningholm
Malmo: Allhems, 1974

First English edition. Quarto. 327 pp; more than 350 illustrations including 70 tipped-in color plates; appendices; bibliography. Cloth with dustjacket. Near Fine/VG, a clean, unmarked copy, top corners gently bumped; jacket has small loss at top edge of back cover, a few slight edge tears. The pavilion is an extremely charming blend of the genuinely Chinese and of Swedish Rococo, with touches of classicism, of French-inspired Chinoiserie and "Chinese" furnishings based on contemporary English prints. The pavilion was thoroughly restored in the 1960s, which resulted in this extensively researched monograph.
Inventory number #013615



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Near Fine
Jacket: Near Fine


Price:
$200.00

Mitchell, William R., Jr.
Edward Vason Jones 1909-1980: Architect, Connoisseur and Collector
Savannah, GA: Martin-St. Martin Publishing, 1995

First edition. Quarto. 223 pp; more than 200 illustrations in color; appendices; bibliography; index. Cloth with dustjacket. VG/VG, a clean, unmarked copy, small rub at head of spine; jacket has light creasing at head of spine, light surface wear. Along with Neel Reid, Philip Trammell Shutze, and Hal Hentz, Edward Vason Jones is considered one of the preeminent Neoclassical architects of the South, if not America. He was equally known as a scholar and collector of neoclassical furniture and decorative arts.
Inventory number #013611



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: Very Good


Price:
$375.00

Lawford, Valentine. Introduction By Diana Vreeland
VOGUE'S BOOK OF HOUSES, GARDENS, PEOPLE
NY: Viking Press / A Studio Book, 1968

First edition. Quarto. 195 pp; color & b/w photographs by Horst. Cloth with dustjacket. VG/VG, a clean, unmarked copy; price clipped jacket rubbed at spine ends - 0.5 in. at head of spine now mostly white rather than red; light edgewear, usual delamination issue. Features Madame Jacques Balsan; Mr & Mrs. Carter Burden, Jr; Miss Doris Duke; Mr. Henry Francis du Pont; Lord & Lady Eliot; Mrs. Charles Fuller; the Desmond Guinnesses; Horst's house on Long Island; Mrs. Nancy Lancaster; Marchese Emilio Pucci, Baron & Baroness Philippe de Rothschild; Duke & Duchess of Windsor and others.
Inventory number #013594



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Near Fine
Jacket: None


Price:
$350.00

White, Gleeson, editor
PRACTICAL DESIGNING: A Handbook on the Preparation of Working Drawings
London: George Bell and Sons, 1893

First edition. Octavo. viii, 327 pp; [2] folded leaves of plates; b/w illustrations. Dark blue cloth decorated & lettered in gilt on cover and spine. Near Fine, a clean, unmarked copy internally; the covers are clean & gilt bright; touch of rubbing to edge of backstrip on rear cover & two tiny red dots on rear cover. Binding design by Gleeson White. A stellar copy. Scarce.
Inventory number #013591



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Near Fine
Jacket: Very Good+


Price:
$325.00

Robsjohn-Gibbings, T.H. [Signed]
GOOD-BYE, MR. CHIPPENDALE
NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 1947

Second edition, enlarged. Octavo. 119 pp; drawings by Mary Petty. Publisher's cloth with dustjacket. Near Fine/VG, covers clean & bright, a bit of toning at the front pastedown gutter; price-clipped jacket with closed tear at front flap fold & at top of front spine fold, 0.5 in. tear at edge of slightly darkened spine. Inscribed by author on front flyleaf, "For Robert Lukcso, With kind regards, T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings"
Inventory number #013590



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Near Fine


Price:
$65.00

Trade Catalogue
Standardized Interior Woodwork
Fitchburg, MA: Angel Products, 1930

Quarto. 80 pp; full of b/w photographs & line drawings. Printed wraps. Near Fine, a clean, unmarked copy, short closed tear in center of fore edge. This catalogue features photos & measured drawings of cabinets, closets, colonnades, doors, newels, nooks, balusters, and newels.
Inventory number #013587



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Near Fine
Jacket: None


Price:
$2000.00

Ross, John
VENICE SAVED FROM THE SEA
NY: High Tide Press, 1995

Limited to 15 numbered copies and signed by Ross. Quarto. One sheet (56 cm. x 117 cm.), printed on both sides, folded in two (top to bottom), then folded again accordion style and pasted to the lower board. Turquoise cloth boards with a wave pattern, lined in blue slubbed silk, matching silk slipcase with recessed paper title label. Near Fine, a crisp, clean copy, with no markings. Slipcase shows light sunning where a smaller book rested on top. #11 of 15 copies. Conceived, designed, illustrated and printed by John Ross in the High Tide Press workshop on Rives BFK; set in Janson and printed on a Vandercook proofing press. Printed Accordion fold. Collagraph images of Venice with two three-page fold outs. When open the pages can be unfolded to show a pull-out soft ground etching of very large proportion with hand coloring. Prints done on a Brand etching press. The binding is by James Di Marcantonio.
Inventory number #013582



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: New
Jacket: New


Price:
$125.00

Ennes, Pierre, Gerard Mabille & Philippe Thiebaut
HISTOIRE DE LA TABLE: les arts de la table des origines a nos Jours
Paris: Flammarion, 1994

Quarto. 375 pp; lavishly illustrated with over 500 color & b/w illustrations; bibliography; index. Text in French. Cloth with dustjacket in slipcase. Fine/Fine in Near Fine slipcase. A crisp, unmarked copy; unclipped jacket glossy & bright with no wear; slipcase with minimal wear. A well-illustrated study of the art of the French table from the Middle Ages to 1990 by three well-known decorative arts historians.
Inventory number #013576



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: None


Price:
$50.00

Ballot, Marie-Juliette
La Ceramique Francaise : Bernard Palissy et les Fabriques du XVIe Siecle
Pairs: Albert Morance, 1924

Octavo. 37 pp; 48 plates, both color & b/w; bibliography. Text in French. Brown cloth with gilt-titled spine. VG, blind stamp on title page, bookplate on front pastedown, plates are clean & unmarked; covers show light wear to extremities, remnants of gilt-stamped leather label over gilt-lettered spine. Originally issued as a portfolio, it has been skillfully bound in cloth using tabs to attach the pages and plates.
Inventory number #013575



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Fine
Jacket: Fine


Price:
$100.00

Turpin, John K. & W. Barry Thomson. Intro. by Mark Alan Hewitt
NEW JERSEY COUNTRY HOUSES : The Somerset Hills. Vol. 1
Far Hills, NJ: Mountain Colony Press, 2004

Quarto. xv, 248 pp; illustrated with nearly 250 vintage b/w and contemporary color illustrations. Cloth with dustjacket. Fine/Fine, a crisp, unmarked copy; jacket bright with no wear. This book chronicles sixty country estates that were built in the countryside of Somerset and Morris counties from the 1870s up to World War I. It describes the wealthy families who built or owned the houses and the architects and landscape architects who designed them. Somerset Hills includes the greatest concentration of the domestic commissions of George Browne Post and his sons, as well as houses by Carrere & Hastings, Delano & Aldrich, Cross & Cross, Guy Lowell, Mott B. Schmidt, and many others.
Inventory number #013572



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Fine
Jacket: Fine


Price:
$100.00

Turpin, John K. & W. Barry Thomson. Intro. by John H. Beyer
NEW JERSEY COUNTRY HOUSES : The Somerset Hills. Vol. 2
Far Hills, NJ: Mountain Colony Press, 2005

Quarto. x, pp 250-562; illustrated with nearly 300 contemporary color & vintage b/w illustrations. Cloth with dustjacket. Fine/Fine, a crisp, unmarked copy; jacket bright with no wear. This book chronicles the estate-building activity in the countryside of Somerset and Morris counties between the wars. Noted architects are George B. Post and his sons, Carrere & Hastings; Grosvenor Atterbury; Delano & Aldrich; Cross & Cross; John Russell Pope; Guy Lowell; and Mott B. Schmidt, among others. The work of some of the finest landscape architects of the period - including the Olmsted firm, Ellen Biddle Shipman, James Leal Greenleaf, Ruth Bramley Dean, and Brinley & Holbrook - is well represented. It also includes a complete index and bibliography covering both volumes 1 & 2.
Inventory number #013571



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: As New
Jacket: None


Price:
$60.00

Bloom, Harold (Essay); Introduction by Ealan Wingate
ANSELM KIEFER: Merkaba
NY: Gagosian Gallery, 2002

Large quarto. 120 pp; fully illustrated. Gray cloth with blind-stamped lettering on cover & spine, no jacket as issued. A fine, crisp, unmarked copy. An exhibition of new works by Anselm Kiefer, "Merkaba" is composed of eight large-scale paintings and two monumental sculptures made of concrete and steel. The works are inspired by Kabbalist literature dealing primarily with the afterlife. The Merkaba and Hechaloth literature, as discussed in the Kabbalah texts, deal specifically with the ascent up to seven heavenly palaces or temples, which represent the seven attainments of divine spirituality. For Kiefer, the Merkaba, or mystical chariot used for this passage, is not the vehicle towards a single apocalyptic Judgment Day but, rather, a means to the ongoing process of working at art. Catalogue designed by Bruce Mau Design, Toronto.
Inventory number #013569



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Near Fine
Jacket: Near Fine


Price:
$40.00

Taaffe, Philip, Enrique Juncosa, Robert Rosenblum & Robert Creeley
PHILIP TAAFFE
Valencia: IVAM (Institut Valencia d'Art Modern), 2000

Large quarto. 204 pp; profusely illustrated in color; list of exhibitions; bibliography. Text in English & Spanish. Blue cloth with dustjacket. Near Fine/Near Fine, a crisp, unmarked copy; jacket with minute wear at head of spine & top corners; rear flap with narrow crease. Exhibition catalogue of retrospective at IVAM Centre del Carme April 19 to July 9, 2000. Includes essays by curator Enrique Juncosa, and Robert Rosenblum, as well as a conversation between Philip Taaffe and Robert Creeley.
Inventory number #013568



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Near Fine
Jacket: Near Fine


Price:
$40.00

Rykwert, Joseph
THE PALLADIAN IDEAL
NY: Rizzoli, 1999

Quarto. 226 pp; full of color photographs. Gilt-lettered brown cloth with dustjacket. Near Fine in same jacket. A clean, unmarked copy; bright jacket with no tears. This volume celebrates Palladio's architectural achievements and his lasting influence on subsequent centuries of design.
Inventory number #013564



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: VG+
Jacket: None


Price:
$15.00

Wheeler, Monroe, Ed.
Modern Painters and Sculptors as Illustrators
NY: Museum of Modern Art, 1938

Second edition, revised. Octavo. 115 pp; illustrated with [70] b/w plates; catalog; bibliography. Illustrated paper boards with maroon cloth spine; lacks dustjacket. VG+, a clean, unmarked copy, top corners lightly bumped; covers clean, minor wear to spine ends. Edition of 2000 copies.
Inventory number #013563



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: None


Price:
$15.00

Seeler, Katherine & Edgar
NANTUCKET LIGHTSHIP BASKETS
Nantucket, MA: Deermouse Press, 1972

Second edition. Octavo. 124 pp; 1 full-page color photograph, 52 b/w plates. Illustrated white cloth. VG, a clean, unmarked copy; covers lightly soiled.
Inventory number #013562



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: Very Good


Price:
$25.00

Lanz, Bernhard, Sabine-Daniele Schmid & Werner Strahalm
Silber der Osterreichisch-Ungarischen Monarchie = Silver from the Austro-Hungarian monarch = Objets en argent de la monarchie austro-hongroise = Gli oggetti d'argento della monarchia Austro-Ungarica
Strahalm: Graz, 1987

Quarto. 212 pp; color & b/w photographs; appendix includes assay marks and official hallmarks. Text in German, French, Italian & English. Illustrated paper-covered boards with dustjacket. VG/VG, a clean, unmarked copy; top & bottom edges of jacket lightly toned.
Inventory number #013558