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Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$20.00

Cocteau, Jean
La Difficulte d'Etre
Paris: Paul Morihien, 1947

Twelvemo. 273 pp. Text in French. Paperback with glassine wraps. #165/1000 copies on Alma Marais. VG, a clean, unmarked copy, glassine wraps with small loss.
Inventory number #014560



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Fine
Jacket: Near Fine


Price:
$15.00

Midda, Sara
Sara Midda's South of France: A Sketchbook
NY: Workman Publishing Company, 1990

First printing. Small octavo. 143 pp; profuse color drawings. Cloth with color drawing inset on cover with dustjacket. Fine/Near Fine, a crisp, new copy with no markings; unclipped jacket has short tear at edge of spine. The author's sketchbook/journal of her year-long stay in the South of France, crammed with images, thoughts and discoveries on a daily basis. Publisher marketing letter laid in.
Inventory number #014559



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$295.00

Stettner, Louis [Presentation copy]
Workers : Twenty Four Photographs
NY: Stettner Studio, 1974

Large folio [17" x 11"]. 4 pp text, 24 full-page plates, loose as issued in paper portfolio. Near Fine, the plates are crisp, with no markings; the portfolio has light soil, two short scratches on front cover, and light edgewear. Presented to well-known photographer Jim Steinhardt, "To Jim Steinhardt, In appreciation of his fraternal spirit as a colleague & for his sensitive photography. Louis Stettner, Dec 4, 1974." Introductions by Howard Greenberg and by Jacob Deschin. These photographs feature men and women working in factories, a power plant, on the assembly line, construction, welding, in New York City, Long Island City, Delaware, and France.
Inventory number #014556



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Near Fine


Price:
$475.00

Stettner, Louis [Presentation copy]
Women : 22 photographs in celebration of International Women's Year
NY: L. Stettner, 1975

Limited edition of 1000 copies. Large folio [17" x 11"]. 3 pp text, 22 full-page plates, loose as issued in paper portfolio. Near Fine to Fine. The plates are in fine condition; portfolio has a minor crease in middle of spine. #374/1000 copies. Presented to well-known photographer Jim Steinhardt, "To Jim, With my sincere thanks for his help in the production of "Women." The photographs were mostly taken in Manhattan and Long Island, a couple in Cape Cod, and one in Paris. Three of the photos were taken at demonstrations, several at the beach, along with portraits captured on Fifth Ave, at Rockefeller Center and at the Easter Parade.
Inventory number #014555



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$15.00

Travel Ephemera
Around Manhattan Island : Circle Line Cruise Guide
NY: Circle Line-Sightseeing Yachts, Inc., 1962

7.75" x 5.25". 80 pp; full of b/w photographs. Color illustrated paper wraps. VG, a clean, unmarked copy; covers show light soil.
Inventory number #014553



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$6.00

Mount, Harry
Amo, Amas, Amat and All That: How to Become a Latin Lover
London: Short Books, 2008

First paperback edition. Octavo. 260 pp. Paperback. VG
Inventory number #014552



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Fine
Jacket: None


Price:
$15.00

Santlofer, Joy
Food City: Four Centuries of Food-Making in New York
NY: W. W. Norton, 2017

First printing. Octavo. xix, 459 pp; b/w illustrations; notes; index. Illustrated paper-covered boards, no jacket, as issued. Fine, a crisp, unmarked copy. A ground-breaking book tracing the arc of food production in NYC from colonial artisanal, to mega-industrial, back to contemporary artisanal. Deeply researched and entertainingly written, Food City relates in captivating detail how politics and personalities, as well as global networks of food supply, shaped the provisioning of the urban metropolis. From New Amsterdam to the present. Joy Santlofer has detailed the history of modern food.
Inventory number #014550



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$15.00

Stamford Community Arts Council
Maxwell Anderson 1888-1959
Stamford, CT: Stamford Community Arts Council, 1984

Octavo. 20 pp. Stapled wraps. VG, a clean unmarked copy. cover toned along spine, light soil. A tribute to playwright Maxwell Anderson on the world premiere of his play "Masque of Queens" on October 1, 1984 by The Maxwell Anderson Playwrights series at Stamford's Ethel Kweskin Sterling Barn Theatre. Includes proclamation of Maxwell Anderson Week in Stamford, Conn., essay on the Stamford Community Arts Council, The magic of Maxwell Anderson by Kay Arthur, Director's notes by Ugo N. Toppo, reminiscences about Anderson by theater greats, program for a performance of The Masque of Queens, and Maxwell Anderson chronology.
Inventory number #014549



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: New
Jacket: New


Price:
$60.00

Salny, Stephen M.
FRANCES ELKINS Interior Design
NY: W. W. Norton, 2005

Quarto. 208 pp; profusely illustrated in color and b/w. Cloth with dustjacket. Fine/Fine, a new, unused copy; jacket glossy with no wear. The career of Frances Adler Elkins (1888-1953), sister of renowned Chicago architect David Adler, spanned more than three decades. An avant-garde decorator and arbiter of taste, Elkins was celebrated for inspired designs that integrated various periods and styles, from country French to chinoiserie to art deco, and featured furnishings by such modern designers as Jean-Michel Frank and Alberto Giacometti.
Inventory number #014519



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$285.00

Welsbach Company of New England
Universolier A Line of Gas and Combination Lighting Fixtures with Interchangeable Parts. Bulletin G-1
Boston: Welsbach, 1920

n.d. ca. 1920. Oblong octavo. pp 701-788; b/w photos of individual fixtures with specifications and price. Gilt-lettered brown card cover bound with cord in three holes. VG, an unmarked clean copy; cover with half of spine missing but holding tight with use of glue. Unusual gas lighting catalogue. One copy listed in OCLC - Canadian Center for Architecture.
Inventory number #014517



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$65.00

McKinney Manufacturing Company
McKinney Forged Iron Hardware
Pittsburgh, Pa: McKinney Manufacturing Co., 1926

Octavo. 16 pp; illustrated with b/w drawings of hardware separately as well as in use. Illustrated brown stapled wrapper. VG+, a clean, unmarked copy, cover bright. Laid in: typed letter on company letterhead to a potential client. An attractive well-illustrated catalog showing four designs of forged iron hardware for doors, French doors, interior doors, casement windows, louver and solid batten shutters, kitchen cabinets, gate, and garage hardware.
Inventory number #014516



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


Price:
$50.00

Woolf, Cecil [with TLS]
The Bibliography of Norman Douglas
London: Rupert Hart-Davis, 1954

First edition. Octavo. 201 pp; frontispiece b/w photo of Norman Douglas, two additional b/w photos; appendix; index. Gilt-lettered cloth with dustjacket. Near Fine/VG, a clean, solid, unmarked copy, top corners gently bumped; unclipped jacket with minor edgewear, light hand soiling to spine. LAID IN: typed letter signed (TLS) from Cecil Woolf, dated June 15, 1954, replying to a book order.
Inventory number #014515



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


Price:
$25.00

Bracken, Peg
The I Hate to Cook Book
NY: Harcourt, Brace & World, 1960

Octavo. xii, 176 pp; drawings by Hilary Knight. light gray cloth with teal-lettered spine & image of author's head and chef's hat on front cover in dustjacket. VG+/VG, price-clipped jacket, small loss to bottom edge of both front & rear panels, spine ends & corners lightly chipped
Inventory number #014512



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


Price:
$475.00

Horst. Edited by George Davis, Preface by M. Agha
Horst. Photographs of a Decade
NY: J.J. Augustin Publishers, 1944

First edition. Quarto. 133 pp, nearly all full-page b/w photographs. Original cloth with scarce dustjacket. VG/VG, a clean, unmarked copy, binding firm; price-clipped jacket has small loss at top of spine & corners with a few tape repairs on the reverse of jacket. Horst's first book and uncommon in jacket.
Inventory number #014506



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


Price:
$75.00

Nicolai-Mazery, Christiane De
The Finest Houses of Paris
NY: Vendome Press, 2000

Quarto. 205 pp; fully illustrated in color; bibliography. Cloth with dustjacket. Near Fine/Near Fine. A wonderful inside look at some of the grandest homes in Paris, including Baron Guy de Rothschild's home in the Hotel Lambert, and Hubert de Givenchy's home on the left bank. The book is full of history, decoration, furniture, and the art of living.
Inventory number #014503



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$20.00

Dane, Marie-Claude, Serge Lifar & Boris Kochno
Hommage a Diaghilew. Collections Boris Kochno et Serge Lifar: Musee Galleria, Juin-September 1972
Paris: Musee Galliera, 1972

Octavo. [27] pp; several b/w illustrations. Text in French. Color illustrated stapled cover. VG, interior clean & bright with no former owner marks; cover edges toned, bottom edge of covers & text pp gently creased, small triangular tear at bottom edge of front cover. The catalog lists 331 items, including paintings & watercolors of set designs & costumes by a range of artists; autographs & manuscripts, prints & posters; personal souvenirs, and photographs.
Inventory number #014499



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Fine
Jacket: Fine


Price:
$30.00

Erwitt, Elliott
Museum Watching
London: Phaidon Press, 1999

First edition. Small quarto. 159 pp; high-quality b/w photographs throughout; index. Gray cloth with yellow-lettered spine with dustjacket. Fine/Fine, a crisp, unmarked copy; jacket with no visible wear.
Inventory number #014497



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: None


Price:
$35.00

Peden, Charles
Newsreel Man
Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Doran & Company, 1932

First edition. Small quarto. 126 pp plus 40 pp containing b/w images. Pictorial yellow cloth, lacking dustjacket. VG copy, toning to edges of prelims, else pp clean & bright, tiny bookstore label affixed to rear pastedown; binding tight, covers show light soil & black background of spine lightly rubbed. Charles Peden's memoirs of his early years as a newsreel camera man in the late 1920's. The book ends with the Lindbergh kidnapping but his book deadline occurs before the baby is found.
Inventory number #014494



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$275.00

Hardwood Products Company
Sample Catalogue - Wood Utensils
Mayville, MI / Guilford, ME: Hardwood Products Company, 1936

First edition. Oblong quarto. 8 leaves, one detached, filled with actual samples of wood utensils: picnic spoons, ice cream sticks, appetizer forks & hy-ball spoons. Price List, dated 1936, laid in. Pictorial cover image of moose on bank of river on stiff card covers, bound with two brads. VG+, all samples present - one wooden stick lacks one holding strap. Covers are clean & bright, minor crease. All in all, a rare surviving sample book. OCLC locates one copy - 1939 with 11 leaves - at Winterthur
Inventory number #014493



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: None


Price:
$150.00

F.A. Whitney Carriage Company
Chronicles of a Baby Carriage
Leominster, MA: F.A. Whitney Carriage Company, 1923

First edition. Quarto. 47 well-illustrated pp on high-quality stoc, b/w illustrations throughout; title page lettered in red and black. Illustrated tan cloth. VG condition, light soil to covers. An uncommon book published in honor of the F.A. Whitney Carriage Company's 65th anniversary. OCLC locates several copies.
Inventory number #014492