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


Price:
$25.00

Howell, Georgina
Vogue Women
NY: Thunder's Mouth Press, 2000

First edition. Quarto. 176 pp; profuse photographs, some in color; index. Cloth with dustjacket. Near Fine/VG, a clean, unmarked copy; unclipped jacket with minor edgewear. Georgina Howell's review of the achievements of the key female icons of our times with over 120 of the finest photos from the Vogue archives.
Inventory number #014423



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


Price:
$15.00

Israel, Andrea; Pamela Mitchell
Taking Tea: The Essential Guide to Brewing, Serving, and Entertaining with Teas from Around the World
NY: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1987

First edition. Square quarto. 144 pp; color photographs throughout. Cloth with dustjacket. VG/VG, small tea stain! on bottom edges, else a clean, unmarked copy; unclipped jacket with small tear at base of spine. A very attractive book featuring the origins of tea drinking in countries around the world, as well as indigenous tea foods for those countries, including Africa, the Caribbean, China, France, India, Japan, Morocco, Russia, and of course England.
Inventory number #014420



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


Price:
$40.00

Chamberlain, Samuel & Narcissa Chamberlain
Southern Interiors of Charleston, South Carolina
NY: Hastings House, 1956

First edition. Large quarto. 172 pp; color frontispiece & hundreds of b/w photographs; list of houses illustrated. Dark blue cloth with gilt lettering in dustjacket. Near Fine/VG, a crisp, unmarked copy; unclipped jacket with light edgewear. Still one of the best photographic books of the interiors of Charleston's historic homes. Photographs by the noted photographer Samuel Chamberlain, and text by Narcissa Chamberlain, his wife.
Inventory number #014419



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


Price:
$35.00

Editors of House & Garden
House & Garden's Best in Decoration
NY: Conde Nast Books / Random House, 1987

First edition. Quarto. 303 pp; lavish color photographs; index. Cloth with dustjacket. Near Fine/VG, a crisp, unmarked copy in unclipped jacket. This book features designers and their clients, as well as designers at home. Includes Benjamin Baldwin, Mica Ertegun, Suzie Frankfurt, Albert Hadley, William Hodgins, Juan Pablo Molyneux, Renzo Mongiardino, Sister Parish, John Saladino, Stephen Sills, John Stefanidis & others.
Inventory number #014416



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


Price:
$100.00

Corbett, Patricia
Verdura: The Life and Work of a Master Jeweler
NY: Harry N. Abrams, 2002

First edition. Quarto. 224 pp; 182 color & 56 b/w illustrations. Cloth with dustjacket. Near Fine/Near Fine, a clean, unmarked copy; jacket shows light wear. Since the mid-20th century, Sicilian duke turned jewelry designer Fulco di Verdura has fashioned neo-Baroque jewelry which has become a status symbol. Verdura's patrons included Wallis Simpson, Marlene Dietrich, Greta Garbo, and Diana Vreeland.
Inventory number #014414



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Fine
Jacket: Fine


Price:
$50.00

Simpson, Jeffrey
Rose Cumming : Design Inspiration : Dessin Fournir Collections
NY: Rizzoli, 2012

First edition. Large quarto. 224 pp; profuse color photographs. Hardcover with dustjacket. Fine/Fine, a crisp copy with no inscriptions; jacket glossy with no wear. Rose Cumming was the most flamboyant of the "great lady decorators."
Inventory number #014412



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


Price:
$25.00

Costin, Lucinda
American Elegance: Classic and Contemporary Menus from Celebrated Hosts and Hostesses
NY: Abbeville Press, 1988

First edition. Square quarto. 246 pp; color photographs throughout. Red cloth with dustjacket, Near Fine/VG, a clean, unmarked copy; rear cover of jacket shows light scuffing. A fascinating book with menus and recipes contributed by well-known hosts and hostesses. It is illustrated with fine examples of American decorative arts from Winterthur's vast holdings, arranged in some of the museum's over 200 period rooms.
Inventory number #014407



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


Price:
$10.00

Thomas, Robert McG., Jr. Edited by Chris Calhoun
52 McGs.: The Best Obituaries from Legendary New York Times Writer Robert McG. Thomas Jr.
NY: Scribner, 2001

First edition. Octavo. 192 pp; occasional b/w photograph. Cloth-backed hardcover with dustjacket. Near Fine/VG, a clean, unmarked copy; unclipped jacket slightly yellowed along top edge.
Inventory number #014398



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


Price:
$15.00

Trillin, Calvin
A Heckuva Job: More of the Bush Administration in Rhyme
NY: Random House, 2006

First edition. Twelvemo. 116 pp. Red paper-covered boards with gilt-lettered spine in dustjacket. Near Fine/VG, a crisp, unmarked copy; unclipped jacket with minor wear.
Inventory number #014395



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


Price:
$35.00

Carmen, Arlene & Howard Moody
Working Women: The Subterranean World of Street Prostitution
NY: Harper & Row, 1985

First edition. Octavo. 208 pp. Cloth-backed boards with dustjacket. Near Fine/Near Fine, a crisp, tight copy with no inscriptions; unclipped jacket glossy with no visible wear.
Inventory number #014391



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


Price:
$60.00

Berch, Bettina
Radical by Design: The Life and Style of Elizabeth Hawes
NY: E.P. Dutton, 1988

First edition. Octavo. 214 pp; 16 pp b/w photographs; notes, index. Lavender paper-covered boards with dustjacket. VG/VG, a clean, unmarked copy; unclipped jacket with slightly sunned spine.
Inventory number #014377



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


Price:
$125.00

Dunn, Nell
Talking to Women
London: MacGibbon & Kee, 1965

First edition. Small octavo. 223 pp; 8 b/w photographs. Blue cloth with gilt-lettered spine in dustjacket. VG/VG, former owner stamp (American literary agent Howard Moorepark) at bottom corner of ffep, name on front pastedown under jacket flap; unclipped jacket with minor edgewear, rear cover lightly soiled.
Inventory number #014376



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


Price:
$20.00

Buckle, Richard, ed.
U and Non-U Revisited
London: Debrett's Peerage Ltd., 1978

First edition. Small octavo. xx, 107 pp; drawings by Timothy Jaques. Cloth with dustjacket. Near Fine/VG, a clean, unmarked copy; price-clipped jacket has touch of sunning on spine, light creasing at top of inside flaps. 'U' and 'Non-U' refer to 'Upper-class' and 'non-Upper-class;' the expressions were coined by Prof. Allan C. Ross and included in Noblesse Oblige (1956).
Inventory number #014372



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Fine
Jacket: None


Price:
$10.00

Donnelley, Gaylord
To Be a Good Printer: Our Four Commitments
Chicago: R.R. Donnelley & Sons, 1977

First edition. Octavo. xiii, 110 pp; frontispiece portrait of author & portraits of four family members. Gilt-stamped two-tone brown cloth. Fine, a clean, unmarked copy.
Inventory number #014357



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Near Fine


Price:
$15.00

Dain, Phyllis
The New York Public Library: A Universe of Knowledge
London: Scala Publishers, 2000

First edition. Octavo. 144 pp; numerous color & b/w illustrations. Glossy paperback. Near Fine, a long gift inscription of front free endpaper, else an unmarked copy. A richly illustrated history of the New York Public Library, founded in 1895.
Inventory number #014338



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: None


Price:
$25.00

Grimm, Inge Maria
Felix der Fuchs
Wien: Jugend und Volk, 1965

First edition. Oblong quarto. 48 pp; color illustrations by Otto Stefferl Text in German. Illustrated laminated boards. VG, a clean, unmarked copy; bit of rubbing at spine ends.
Inventory number #014294



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: None


Price:
$20.00

Artzybasheff, Boris
Seven Simeons. A Russian Tale
NY: Viking Press, 1937

First edition. Quarto. Unpaginated. Full of color drawings by Boris Artzybasheff. Light green cloth with illustrated endpapers, no dustjacket. VG, front & rear endpapers lightly foxed, else a clean copy, edges of front cover & spine faded, overall soiling.
Inventory number #014292



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: None


Price:
$25.00

Hachette
Plan de Paris et de Sa Proche Banlieue. Les Guides Bleus
Paris: Hachette, 1947

First edition. Octavo. 95 pp; 30 folded plates of maps in color; fold-out map; alphabetical index of Paris streets. Blue cloth with dark blue lettering. VG-, a clean, unmarked copy, edges lightly rubbed, light stain at fore edge of front cover, not affecting text.
Inventory number #014275



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. Bookseller label from Holliday Bookshop affixed to rear board. 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.
Inventory number #014262



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