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Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good+


Price:
$35.00

1930s French 'Essex' Art Deco Wallpaper Folding Brochure
Quelques Specimens de Papiers Peints de la Collection d'Art Essex
: Essex, n.d.

ca. 1930s. Six-panel brochure measuring 5.25" x 4.25" [folded]; 5.25" x 25.5" [unfolded]. VG, minor wear. A folding brochure of Art Deco wallpaper for various rooms of the house, illustrated with color plates of the rooms.
Inventory number #014443



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: None


Price:
$60.00

Late 19th-C. Souvenir View Book
New York Views
Canton, OH: Joseph Biechele Soap Co., n.d.

9" x 5.5". Brown boards with gilt decoration & lettering. 14 pp of nicely printed panoramic views measuring 8.5" x 5.25", and opening to 8.5" x 52". Covers very good with mild to moderate wear to spine, edges lightly rubbed; contents clean with small loss to one image on last page, bottom of some folds starting to split; overall a nicely preserved copy. A banner in center of front cover reads "New York", surrounded by large gilt floral display; stamped in gilt near bottom, "Compliments of Joseph Biechele Soap Co., Canton, Ohio, Sole Manufacturer of the Celebrated Banner Soap." On back cover, "Mail Us 25 Outside Wrappers of Banner Soap and get this handsome Souvenir New York Views No. 72 Freeā€¦" Some of the scenes: Brooklyn Bridge; Trinity Church; New York Harbor; The Battery; City Hall Square and Park Row; The Tombs; Astor Library; Post Office; Grand Central Depot; St. Patrick's Cathedral; Union League Club; St Luke's Hospital; Jefferson Market Court House.
Inventory number #014442



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


Price:
$185.00

Moats, Alice-Leone
No Nice Girl Swears
NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 1933

First edition. Small octavo. x, 185 pp, printed on yellow paper. Silver cloth with blue lettered cover & spine, no jacket. VG+, a crisp, unmarked copy, minor wear to spine ends. An attractive copy of the scarce first edition. With a foreword by Edna Woolman Chase, editor in chief of Vogue magazine.
Inventory number #014441



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Fine
Jacket: None


Price:
$135.00

Barnes, Djuna
Greenwich Village As It Is
NY: Nadja Editions for The Phoenix Bookshop, 1978

Limited edition of 300 numbered copies. Brick cloth with spine label, without jacket as issued. Fine condition. Text of October 1916 Pearson's Magazine article, accompanied by original illustrations. Designed and printed at Nadja Editions. Not listed in standard bibliography. #48/300.
Inventory number #014439



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$25.00

Derval, M. Paul
Folies-Bergere Program, 1928
Paris: Folies-Bergere, 1928

Octavo. [36] pp; b/w photographs throughout, interspersed with advertisements. Illustrated stiff card covers. VG+, an unmarked copy; bright cover with wonderful art deco image of woman; was sealed with "Fumez les cigares Francais" seal in French on front, and in English on rear cover. It features the Folies-Bergere program for January 1928 - 'La Grande Folie' directed by Louis Lemarchand - with headshots of performers. Also interior and exterior photos of the Folies-Bergere, and centerfold spread of fourteen greyhounds at 'Les 18 Levriers de courses du chenil des Folies-Bergere.'
Inventory number #014438



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$25.00

Menu
Children's Menu - New York Central
NY: New York Central Lines, 1949

Oblong octavo [5.5" x 8.5"]. Die-cut folding paper cardstock with 3 menus - breakfast, lunch, and dinner, ranging from 60 cents for breakfast to 95 cents for dinner. along with two poems about riding trains. Colorful blue, pink, and silver image of boy and girl riding train, with girl in cab and boy shoveling coal. Designed by Lloyd Coe.
Inventory number #014434



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: New
Jacket: New


Price:
$20.00

King, Robert Arthur
Faces in Stone: Architectural Sculpture in New York City
NY: W.W. Norton, 2008

First edition. Oblong octavo. 144 pp; 250 b/w photographs. Cloth with dustjacket. Fine/Fine, a new, unused copy. A delightful collection of quirky faces and figures that appear on New York City buildings, most built during the years between the Civil War and World War I. Designed for entrances, around doorways, on cornices, and in lobbies, they include beautiful women's faces, frightening grotesques, and natural elements such as acanthus leaves, vines, and flowers.
Inventory number #014428



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


Price:
$20.00

Yang, John
Over the Door: The Ornamental Stonework of New York
NY: Princeton Architectural Press, 1995

First edition. Small octavo. 171 pp; profuse b/w photographs. Black cloth with embossed lettering on cover & spine in dustjacket. Near Fine/VG, a clean, unmarked copy; jacket shows minor scuffing.
Inventory number #014427



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


Price:
$75.00

Alpern, Andrew
Apartments for the Affluent: A Historical Survey of Buildings in New York
NY: McGraw-Hill, 1975

First edition. Quarto. 159 pp; more than 100 b/w photographs & floor plans; indices of addresses and names. Cloth with dustjacket. Near Fine/VG, a clean, unmarked copy, unclipped jacket shows light edgewear. The author portrays more than seventy of Manhattan's most famous apartment houses, incl. the Dakota, the Dorilton, the Ansonia, Alwyn Court, London Terrace, and River House. All are illustrated with interior and exterior photos & detailed floor plans.
Inventory number #014426



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


Price:
$75.00

Dariaux, Genevieve Antoine [Inscribed]
Elegance: A Complete Guide for every Woman Who Wants to Be Well and Properly Dressed on All Occasions
Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1964

First edition. Octavo. 319 pp. Black cloth with gilt-lettered spine in dustjacket. VG/VG, a clean, unmarked copy; unclipped jacket with a few short edge tears & light edgewear, small chip at top of spine, white portion of jacket toned. Inscribed by Dariaux. Madame Dariaux was the directice of Nina Ricci for many years. She had opened her own fashion house before going to Nina Ricci.
Inventory number #014425



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: None


Price:
$15.00

Burket, Harriet, editor
House & Garden's Complete Guide to Creative Entertaining
NY: McGraw Hill, 1971

First edition. Quarto. 256 pp; profuse color & b/w photographs. Red cloth with gilt spine title, lacks jacket. VG, a clean, unmarked copy; spine ends starting to fray, spine a bit faded. A great look at 1950's and 1960's entertaining ideas, including table settings, basic party planning, children's parties and themed parties, outdoor & holiday parties, preparing the bar, menu planning and more.
Inventory number #014424



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: None


Price:
$150.00

[Hadley, Albert] Exhibition Catalog
Albert Hadley: Drawings and the Design Process
NY: New York School of Interior Design, 2004

Quarto. 175 pp full of color & b/w drawings by Hadley from throughout his career, starting with his student days at Parsons. Spiral bound in illustrated boards. Near Fine, a clean, unmarked copy. The homage includes Hadley's profile and appreciations of his methods contributed by six of the many designers he has mentored: Mario Buatta, David Anthony Easton, Mariette Himes Gomez, Thomas Jayne, Bunny Williams, and the late Mark Hampton.
Inventory number #014417



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: Near Fine
Jacket: Very Good


Price:
$85.00

Bray, Elizabeth Irvine
Paul Flato: Jeweler to the Stars
Woodbridge, Suffolk: Antique Collectors Club, 2010

First edition. Large quarto, 222 pp; profuse color & b/w photographs; bibliography; index. Gilt-lettered gray cloth with dustjacket. Near Fine/VG, a clean, unmarked copy; jacket clean & bright, only blemish is small tear & light creasing at base of spine. Texas-born Paul Flato (1900-1999), known as Hollywood's first celebrity jeweler, designed jewelry for a total of six films, including Holiday (1938) with Katherine Hepburn. Financial difficulties landed Flato in Sing Sing in the mid-forties; he returned to designing jewelry after his release, albeit less expensive pieces. In 1970 he opened a jewelry shop in Mexico & lived there for two decades. This is the first monograph of Flato's work.
Inventory number #014413



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: Very Good
Jacket: Very Good


Price:
$85.00

Petkanas, Christopher
Parish-Hadley: Sixty Years of American Design
Boston: Little, Brown, 1995

First edition. Quarto. 181 pp; profusely illustrated mainly in color. Cloth with dustjacket. VG/VG, a clean, unmarked copy, small ding to top edge, unclipped jacket with a few short edge tears. Two of America's most celebrated interior decorators - Sister Parish (who died in 1994) and Albert Hadley (died in 2012) - reveal the secrets of their unique style.
Inventory number #014411