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Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Near Fine


Price:
$20.00

Littlefield, Doris Bayley & Steven Brooke
VIZCAYA
Miami: Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, 1984

First edition. Octavo. 94 pp; profuse color photographs by Steven Brooke. Paperback. Near Fine, a clean, unmarked copy. Vizcaya, the lavish estate on Miami's Biscayne Bay built by wealthy industrialist James Deering in the 1910's, featured a 70-room Italian baroque mansion, magnificent Italian Renaissance gardens, lagoons, canals, citrus groves, a farm village, and a yacht harbor. Originally 180 acres, the mansion and gardens today occupy 50 acres, and are open to the public.
Inventory number #013908



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


Price:
$30.00

Fox, Celina, ed.
London - World City : 1800-1840 [John Russell's copy]
New Haven, CT: Yale University Press / Museum of London, 1992

First edition. Quarto. 624 pp; profuse color & b/w illustrations. Cloth with dustjacket. VG/VG, clean, tight copy; "John Russell, 1992" inked on half title page, else unmarked; jacket has one closed tear at top edge, corners & top of spine lightly rubbed. Georgian London has been the subject of numerous books, but none like this. Prepared for an exhibition mounted in Essen, Germany, this book is an exhaustive overview of the material culture of London at that point in time. The book begins with 14 essays by major British scholars on aspects of urban life, from the Coronation of George IV to the rise of popular radicalism in political and economic thought. London nourished a wide variety of aspirations; its art, theater, and economic achievements in this 40-year span were notable. The remainder of this large work is devoted to the actual exhibition catalog.
Inventory number #013901



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


Price:
$25.00

Stroud, Dorothy
HENRY HOLLAND: His Life and Architecture
NY: A.S. Barnes, 1966

First edition. Octavo. 159 pp; 133 b/w illustrations, 4 floor plans; index. Original brown cloth with dustjacket. VG/VG, a clean, unmarked copy; price-clipped jacket lightly worn at extremities. Henry Holland (1745-1806), English architect whose elegant, simple Neoclassicism contrasted with the more lavish Neoclassical style of his contemporary Robert Adam.
Inventory number #013894



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


Price:
$50.00

Katzenbach, Lois & William
The Practical Book of American Wallpaper
Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott, 1951

First edition. Quarto. ix, 142 pp; 12 samples of actual color wallpaper & over 100 b/w illustrations; index. Cloth with dustjacket. VG/VG, a clean, unmarked copy; price-clipped jacket with small loss to spine ends, edges lightly rubbed & closed tear. The authors cover the recent history of wallpaper, the selection of patterns & colors, technical requirements, manufacturing processes, and wallpaper design. Katzenbach and Warren, founded in 1928 by William Katzenbach and Phelps Warren, pioneered in wallpaper manufacture and design.
Inventory number #013892



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


Price:
$20.00

Trewin, J.C.
The House of Special Purpose : An Intimate Portrait of the Last Days of the Russian Imperial Family : Compiled from the Papers of their English Tutor, Charles Sydney Gibbes
NY: Stein and Day, 1975

First edition. Octavo. 148 pp; numerous b/w illustrations. Cloth with dustjacket. VG/VG, a clean, unmarked copy; unclipped jacket
Inventory number #013886



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


Price:
$20.00

Kirk, Paul Hayden & Eugene D. Sternberg
Doctors' Offices & Clinics: Medical & Dental
NY: Reinhold Publishing Corp., 1955

First edition. Quarto. 218 pp; 2 color & profuse b/w photographs and plans; bibliography; index. Cloth with dustjacket. VG/VG, a clean, unmarked copy, minor fading to board edges; unclipped jacket has light edgewear, spine darkened with small loss to ends. Part of the Progressive Architecture Library series.
Inventory number #013885



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


Price:
$35.00

Leonhardt, Brigitte, Ulrike Von Hase-Schmundt, Christianne Weber & Ingeborg Becker
Theodor Fahrner: Schmuck Zwischen Avantgarde und Tradition
Stuttgart: Arnoldsche, 1990

First edition. Quarto. 288 pp; profuse color & b/w photographs; bibliography; index. Text in German. Cloth with dustjacket. Near Fine/VG, an unmarked copy; jacket lightly scuffed. Best known for its Art Deco designs, Theodor Fahrner was one of the most successful European costume jewelry manufacturers of the early 20th century.
Inventory number #013868



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


Price:
$100.00

Eudes, Georges
INTERIEURS MODERNES
Paris: Massin, 1958

First edition. Quarto. 136 pp; 24 color plates & 200 b/w illustrations. Test in French. Original green cloth with dustjacket. VG/VG, a clean, unmarked copy, tight binding; jacket with small loss at head of spine & one corner, 1.5" x 0.75" edge chip on back cover; light edgewear, spine lightly soiled. Full of photos of 50's interiors. The book includes interiors & furniture by Courtial, Jacques Dumond, Gustave Gautier, Klotz-Gilles, Leleu, Mategot, Maurandy, Mirabaud, Jacques Mottheau, M. Old, Pelletier, Prouve et Perriand, Ramos, Renou et Genisset, A. Richard, Jean Royere, Louis Sognot & others.
Inventory number #013862



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: None


Price:
$25.00

Footner, Hulbert
NEW YORK City of Cities
Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott, 1937

First edition. Octavo. 338 pp; 45 illustrations in aquatone from photographs by John J. Floherty; index. Illustrated endpapers. Silver cloth with black-lettered spine, lacks scarce jacket. VG, a clean, unmarked copy, front hinge starting to crack; spine ends with small loss, bottom boards rubbed through near spine, corner tips bumped. A photographic tour of the Big Apple during the 1930s, with images of a number of important buildings and landmarks, such as the Empire State Building and Wall Street.
Inventory number #013861



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


Price:
$65.00

Williams-Ellis, Clough [Signed]
Architect Errant: The Autobiography of Clough Williams-Ellis
London: Constable, 1971

First edition. Octavo. 291 pp; b/w photographs, appendix: list of buildings designed; index. Original brown cloth with gilt-lettered spine in dustjacket. VG/VG, a clean, unmarked copy, small dent to bottom edge of front board; unclipped jacket in great shape with tiny rub to bottom edge. Signed by author on title page. This autobiography details the author's struggles, his professional triumphs and disappointments and comments on architectural attitudes at the turn of the century.
Inventory number #013847



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$35.00

Kyoto Kokuritsu Kindai Bijutsukan
Evolution of Fashion 1835-1895 : Roman Isho Ten : Clothing that captured the imagination of Japan, the Impact of Romantic Clothing
Kyoto: Kyoto Costume Institute, 1980

First edition. Octavo. Unpaginated, illustrated with 73 color & b/w photographs. Text in Japanese & English. Paperback with deep flaps. VG, a clean, unmarked copy; short edge tear along spine on front cover, minor wear to extremities. Royal Costumes fold-out laid in. (4 illustrations plus text). Catalogue of an exhibition at the National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, April 5 - June 1, 1980, in cooperation with Kyoto Costume Institute and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY.
Inventory number #013842



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: None


Price:
$70.00

Van Pelt, John V.
Selected Monuments of French Gothic Architecture. One Hundred Plates
NY: Pencil Points, 1924

First edition. Quarto. [12], 213 pp; 100 plates of photographs & illustsations; index. Brown cloth-backed with tan paper-covered boards. VG, interior clean with no markings; corners lightly rubbed, bottom corners bumped, spine gilt no longer visible; covers relatively clean.
Inventory number #013836



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: None


Price:
$75.00

Radford, Wm. A.
Cement Houses and How to Build Them
Chicago: Radford Architectural Co., 1909

First edition. Quarto. 170, [5] pp; profuse b/w illustrations & floor plans; index. Pictorial cloth. VG+, a clean, unmarked copy; covers bright with minor rubbing at spine ends & corners. This book features floor plans & perspective views for 87 cement house designs. It provides illustrated details of construction, standard specifications for cement and for concrete blocks; information concerning waterproofing, coloring, paving, reinforcing, foundations, walls, steps, sewer pipe, tile, chimneys, porches, floors, use of concrete on the farm, etc.
Inventory number #013827



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


Price:
$80.00

Baker, Geoffrey & Bruno Funaro
WINDOWS in Modern Architecture
NY: Architectural Book Publishing Co, 1948

First edition. Quarto. 144 pp; profuse b/w photographs, measured drawings, diagrams; index. White-stamped orange cloth with plastic comb binding in dustjacket. Near Fine/VG, a clean, unmarked copy; price-clipped jacket.
Inventory number #013810



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: None


Price:
$175.00

Comstock, William Phillips
Bungalows, Camps and Mountain Houses: Containing of a large variety of designs by a number of architects,...
NY: William T. Comstock, 1908

First edition. Quarto. 111 pp; b/w photographs & floor plans throughout. Green cloth-backed boards. VG, a clean, unmarked copy; minor wear to spine ends, fore edge rubbed with occasional loss to top layer of paper.
Inventory number #013790



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good+
Jacket: None


Price:
$75.00

Stowell, Kenneth Kingsley
MODERNIZING BUILDINGS FOR PROFIT
NY: Prentice Hall, 1935

First edition. Large quarto. xiv, 231 pp; profuse b/w photographs, floor plans, diagrams; index. Red-stamped black cloth. VG, a clean, unmarked copy; corners bumped.
Inventory number #013789



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: None


Price:
$100.00

Brunner, A.W. & Wm. Paul Gerhard
COTTAGES or Hints on Economical Building containing Twenty-Four Plates of Medium and Low Cost Houses, Contributed by Different New York Architects...
NY: William T. Comstock, 1884

First edition. Octavo. 71 pp plus 24 plates, adverts. Original gilt-lettered green cloth. VG, dampstain along fore edge of pp, causing rippling, mostly at top corner, else clean, unmarked copy; covers show light wear to extremities, bumped corners, not affecting text block.
Inventory number #013788



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$25.00

Hagstrom
Welcome to New York: A New General Information and Picture Guide
NY: Hagstrom Company, 1960

First edition. Octavo. 96 pp plus fold-out color subway map. Illustrated with 208 b/w photographs (multiple images per page), 87 pen and ink drawings, 10 sectional maps. Spiral-bound illustrated card covers. VG, a clean, unmarked copy; corners are delaminating a bit.
Inventory number #013677



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Near Fine


Price:
$50.00

Fashion Group International
NIGHT OF STARS. 11th Annual Fashion Show
NY: Fashion Group International, 1994

First edition. Quarto. 58 pp; profuse color & b/w illustrations. Tan paperback. Near Fine, a clean, unmarked copy; covers unmarked, numbered ticket laid in. The 11th annual Night of Stars held by Fashion Group International honored Bernadine Morris, the chief fashion reporter for the New York Times. The evening featured a live fashion show by nine Paris haute couturiers : Oscar de la Renta for Balmain, Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel, Gianfranco Ferre for Christian Dior, Maurizio Galante, Hubert de Givenchy, Christian Lacroix, Emanuel Ungaro, Philippe Venet, and Gianni Versace. It features a 4-pp tribute to Bernadine Morris by Bill Cunningham, tributes by the nine Paris haute couturiers, and others.
Inventory number #013663



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


Price:
$100.00

Beaton, Cecil
THE GLASS OF FASHION
Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, 1954

First edition (stated). Octavo. 397 pp; numerous pen and ink drawings by the author; index. Publisher's black cloth with dustjacket. VG/VG, a clean, unmarked copy, back cover lightly rubbed; unclipped jacket has minor edge wear, long closed (mostly) tear at top edge of front panel adjacent to spine.
Inventory number #013662