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Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: None


Price:
$125.00

Saillard, Olivier
Madame Gres: Sculptural Fashion
: Hannibal Publishers, 2012

First edition. Quarto. 216 pp; profuse b/w & color illustrations. Text in English with Dutch translations. Black cloth spine with illustrated boards. A beautifully designed retrospective of the work of the Parisian haute couture designer Madame Gres (1903-1993). With contributions from renowned writers from the fashion scene, images by great photographers, and drawings by Madam Gres herself. Published to accompany the exhibition held 12 September 2012 - 10 February 2013 at the Mode Museum, Antwerp which is a reworking of the retrospective held in 2011 at the Musee Bourdelle in Paris.
Inventory number #014267



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Fine
Jacket: Near Fine


Price:
$250.00

Jones, Barbara
Follies & Grottoes
London: Constable, 1953

First edition. Octavo. xii, 264 pp; color title page (same as dustjacket), numerous b/w photographs & drawings; index. Purple cloth with silver-lettered spine in dustjacket. Fine/Near Fine, a bright, crisp unmarked copy, erratum slip tipped in; unclipped jacket has touch of wear to spine ends, slight creasing at top of front panel. Written and illustrated by the artist Barbara Mildred Jones (1912-1978). Jones studied Mural Decoration at the Royal College of Art - where she became part of that distinctive group of artists and illustrators of whom John Piper, Edward Bawden, Eric Ravilious and Edward Ardizzone are the best known. Barbara Jones had a lasting influence on the taste of her times with three of her books, including Follies and Grottoes. It developed an entirely new field for architectural and building historians, and led to the founding of an international society. Bookseller label from Holliday Bookshop affixed to rear board.
Inventory number #014262



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: New
Jacket: New


Price:
$75.00

Appleton, Marc
NEW CLASSICISTS: Appleton & Associates Architects
Mulgrave: Images Publishing, 2007

First edition. Large quarto. 256 pp; profuse color photographs; project list; bibliography. Cloth with dustjacket. Fine/Fine, a new, unused copy. Foreword by Witold Rybczynski. This monograph features fifteen residences designed and built by Appleton & Associates, Architects from 1987 to 2005. They are primarily in California, as well as houses in Telluride, CO, and in Martha's Vineyard, MA.
Inventory number #014260



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


Price:
$65.00

Port, M.H., editor
The Houses of Parliament
New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1976

First edition. Quarto. xxi, 347 pp; frontispiece "Gothic Lily" wall paper, printed by hand by John Penny Ltd from the original wood blocks, 11 color plates, 208 b/w illustrations, 3 tables; appendices; notes; index. Cloth with dustjacket. Near Fine/VG, a clean, unmarked copy; jacket lightly chipped at top of spine and one corner.
Inventory number #014257



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Good


Price:
$100.00

Trade Catalogue
FIREPROOF CONSTRUCTION for Houses and other Buildings of Moderate Cost
Pittsburgh: National Fire Proofing Company, 1910

Fourth edition. Octavo. 93 pp; profuse b/w photographs, diagrams, a few floor plans. Pictorial card wraps with embossed lettering and image. Good only - heavy water damage throughout affecting pages and covers though no pages are stuck together. First edition published in 1908, Uncommon
Inventory number #014207



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:
$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: Very Good


Price:
$70.00

[Automotive] Buick Motor Company
Buick Valve-In-Head Motor Cars: Six Cylinder Open and Closed Models
Flint, MI: Buick Motor Company, 1920

First edition. Quarto. Unpaginated [32 pp]. Illustrated throughout in two-color process & b/w of motor cars and top down views into the passenger compartment. Illustrated stapled wraps. VG, internally clean and bright; covers have moderate rubbing & creasing.
Inventory number #014172



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$75.00

Vermont Marble Company
MARBLE GOES MODERN
Proctor, VT: Vermont Marble Co., 1940

First Edition. Octavo. [28] pp (pp 13-18 fold out); profusely illustrated with b/w photographs. Pictorial blue & white stiff card covers. VG, a clean, unmarked copy, short tear at bottom corner of pg 13. Attractive trade piece illustrates the various uses of marble, including building facades, lobbies, garden ornament, sculpture, public memorials & cemetery memorials, residences, bathrooms, and items in the home - candlesticks, bookends, etc.
Inventory number #014135



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Fine


Price:
$14.00

Roberts, Sam, ed.
America's Mayor : John V. Lindsay and the Reinvention of New York
NY: Museum of the City of New York, Columbia University Press, 2010

First edition. Quarto. 247 pp; fully illustrated with b/w & a few color photographs; index. Paperback. Fine, a new, unused copy. Laid in: Typed Letter to Mrs. Janet Ross, The Arthur Ross Foundation; reprint of NYTimes review of exhibition; and May/June 2010 program from the Museum of the City of New York.
Inventory number #014063



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Fine
Jacket: Fine


Price:
$20.00

Heilbrun, Margaret, editor
INVENTING THE SKYLINE: The Architecture of Cass Gilbert
NY: Columbia University Press, 2000

First edition. Quarto. 306 pp; 13 color plates, numerous b/w photographs, sketches, elevations, and plans; index. Hardcover with dustjacket. Fine/Fine, a crisp, unmarked copy; jacket bright with no wear. Published in conjunction with exhibition at New York Historical Society, NY, NY, held September 12, 2000 to January 21, 2001. The exhibition examines some of the most celebrated structures of American architect Cass Gilbert (1859-1934) from conceptual sketches through completion. They include the Woolworth Building, the U.S. Custom House at Bowling Green, and the U.S. Army Supply Base in Brooklyn. Essays by four major Gilbert scholars - Sharon Irish, Mary Beth Betts, Barbara S. Christen, and Gail Fenske.
Inventory number #014060



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


Price:
$15.00

Eaton, Walter Prichard
WILD GARDENS OF NEW ENGLAND
Boston: W.A. Wilde Co., 1936

First edition. Octavo. 124 pp; illustrated by several b/w photographs; appendix on wild flower preservation. Dark blue cloth with jacket. VG, a clean, unmarked copy, cover gilt bright, spine gilt a bit dull; jacket with light edge wear, toned spine.
Inventory number #013976



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


Price:
$15.00

Berg, Scott W.
Grand Avenues: The Story of the French Visionary Who Designed Washington, D.C.
NY: Pantheon Books, 2007

First edition. Octavo. xii, 336 pp; b/w illustrations; notes; bibliography; index. Cloth-backed boards with dustjacket. Near Fine/Near Fine, a clean, unmarked copy; unclipped jacket
Inventory number #013945



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$20.00

Arrizoli-Clementel, Pierre et al
Toiles de Nantes des XVIIIe et XIXe siecles : 9 decembre 1977-29 janvier 1978, Musee de l'impression sur Etoffes de Mulhouse
Mulhouse: Musee de l'Impression sur Etoffes, 1977

First edition. Octavo. 159 pp; two color & profuse b/w illustrations; bibliography. Text in French. Paperback. Near Fine, a clean, unmarked copy; slight toning to edges of back cover. Exhibition catalogue featuring 129 examples of 18th & 19th century printed textiles of Nantes.
Inventory number #013921



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


Price:
$50.00

Montgomery, Florence M. [Signed]
Printed Textiles : English and American Cottons and Linens 1700-1850
NY: Viking Press, 1970

First edition. Quarto. 379 pp; 30 color & 428 b/w illustrations; bibliography; index. Cloth with dustjacket. VG/VG, remains of removed label on front flyleaf, tiny rubbed spot on front pastedown, one corner gently bumped, barely affecting pp; clipped jacket has small chip at top of spine. Signed by Montgomery on the title page. This important reference features more than 400 examples of printed textiles from the Winterthur Museum collection.
Inventory number #013920



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


Price:
$75.00

Sirat, Jacques & Francoise Siriex
Tapis Francais du XXe Siecle : de l'art Nouveau aux Creations Contemporaines
Paris: Editions de l'Amateur, 1993

First edition. Quarto. 237 pp; color illustrations throughout; bibliography. Text in French. Cloth with dustjacket. VG/Near Fine, small loss at top edge of pp 121-132 else a near fine copy; jacket has no visible wear. A well-illustrated chronological survey of 20th century of French carpets, including Art Nouveau, Art Deco, as well as paquebots.
Inventory number #013919



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


Price:
$25.00

Lees-Milne, James
The Bachelor Duke : William Spencer Cavendish, 6th Duke of Devonshire 1790-1858
London: John Murray, 1991

First edition. Octavo. viii, 234 pp, with 25 b/w illustrations on 12 pp; bibliography; index. Cloth with dustjacket. Newspaper clipping of Lees-Milne obituary laid in. VG/VG, a small stamped star on front free endpaper, else a fresh, unmarked copy; unclipped jacket with short edge tear at top edge of front cover, minor wear at two corners. An inveterate host and indefatigable traveller, the Duke was also one of the greatest collectors of his age. He transformed Chatsworth into a palace of spectacular grandeur.
Inventory number #013915



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:
$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