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Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: None


Price:
$325.00

Trade Catalogue
AMERICAN GREENHOUSES
Chicago: American Greenhouse Mfg. Co., 1928

Folio (15" x 12"). 384 pp; Illustrations, plans and elevations of hundreds of greenhouses used for commercial and residential purposes. Green cloth with color illustration of greenhouse interior laid on front cover. VG+, a clean, unmarked copy; 1.5" tear at edge of spine, front bottom corner gently bumped, front cover a bit bowed.
Inventory number #013721



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


Price:
$50.00

Hewitt, Mark Alan
THE ARCHITECT & THE AMERICAN COUNTRY HOUSE 1890-1940
New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1990

First edition. Quarto. xiii, 312 pp; 308 color & b/w illustrations; extensive bibliography. Cloth with dustjacket. Near fine in near fine jacket. Wealthy Americans began building opulent country estates in the late 1880s and continued for the next 50 years. The author explores the architects who designed these houses, the clients who commissioned them, and their historic significance. Architectural photographs by Richard Cheek.
Inventory number #013629



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


Price:
$375.00

Lawford, Valentine. Introduction By Diana Vreeland
VOGUE'S BOOK OF HOUSES, GARDENS, PEOPLE
NY: Viking Press / A Studio Book, 1968

First edition. Quarto. 195 pp; color & b/w photographs by Horst. Cloth with dustjacket. VG/VG, a clean, unmarked copy; price clipped jacket rubbed at spine ends - 0.5 in. at head of spine now mostly white rather than red; light edgewear, usual delamination issue. Features Madame Jacques Balsan; Mr & Mrs. Carter Burden, Jr; Miss Doris Duke; Mr. Henry Francis du Pont; Lord & Lady Eliot; Mrs. Charles Fuller; the Desmond Guinnesses; Horst's house on Long Island; Mrs. Nancy Lancaster; Marchese Emilio Pucci, Baron & Baroness Philippe de Rothschild; Duke & Duchess of Windsor and others.
Inventory number #013594



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Fine
Jacket: Fine


Price:
$100.00

Turpin, John K. & W. Barry Thomson. Intro. by Mark Alan Hewitt
NEW JERSEY COUNTRY HOUSES : The Somerset Hills. Vol. 1
Far Hills, NJ: Mountain Colony Press, 2004

Quarto. xv, 248 pp; illustrated with nearly 250 vintage b/w and contemporary color illustrations. Cloth with dustjacket. Fine/Fine, a crisp, unmarked copy; jacket bright with no wear. This book chronicles sixty country estates that were built in the countryside of Somerset and Morris counties from the 1870s up to World War I. It describes the wealthy families who built or owned the houses and the architects and landscape architects who designed them. Somerset Hills includes the greatest concentration of the domestic commissions of George Browne Post and his sons, as well as houses by Carrere & Hastings, Delano & Aldrich, Cross & Cross, Guy Lowell, Mott B. Schmidt, and many others.
Inventory number #013572



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Fine
Jacket: Fine


Price:
$100.00

Turpin, John K. & W. Barry Thomson. Intro. by John H. Beyer
NEW JERSEY COUNTRY HOUSES : The Somerset Hills. Vol. 2
Far Hills, NJ: Mountain Colony Press, 2005

Quarto. x, pp 250-562; illustrated with nearly 300 contemporary color & vintage b/w illustrations. Cloth with dustjacket. Fine/Fine, a crisp, unmarked copy; jacket bright with no wear. This book chronicles the estate-building activity in the countryside of Somerset and Morris counties between the wars. Noted architects are George B. Post and his sons, Carrere & Hastings; Grosvenor Atterbury; Delano & Aldrich; Cross & Cross; John Russell Pope; Guy Lowell; and Mott B. Schmidt, among others. The work of some of the finest landscape architects of the period - including the Olmsted firm, Ellen Biddle Shipman, James Leal Greenleaf, Ruth Bramley Dean, and Brinley & Holbrook - is well represented. It also includes a complete index and bibliography covering both volumes 1 & 2.
Inventory number #013571



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: None


Price:
$125.00

Weaver, Lawrence, ed.
THE HOUSE AND ITS EQUIPMENT
NY: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1912

First edition. Quarto. 212 pp [12] pp; 235 b/w photographs, floor plans & diagrams; index. Gilt-lettered brick cloth, top edge gilt. VG, attractive bookplate on front pastedown, else an unmarked copy; spine darkened with 1.5 inch abrasion & water stain on lower half, spine extremities rubbed, top corners bumped.
Inventory number #013402



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: None


Price:
$45.00

French, Lillie Hamilton
THE HOUSE DIGNIFIED: Its Design, Its Arrangement and Its Decoration
NY: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1908

First edition. Small quarto. xiii, 157 pp; numerous b/w plates. Maroon cloth with gilt lettering & decoration, top edge gilt. VG copy.
Inventory number #013398



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


Price:
$30.00

Aslet, Clive
THE AMERICAN COUNTRY HOUSE
New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1990

Large octavo. vii, 302 pp; 275 color & b/w illustrations; index. Cloth with dustjacket. Near Fine/Near Fine. This book describes the great country estates built from the end of the Civil War until 1940. These houses were an attempt to import aristocratic, architectural prototypes from Europe, but ended up being more American in their opulence and technology than one would expect.
Inventory number #013354



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: None


Price:
$40.00

Cooke, Robert [Signed]
WEST COUNTRY HOUSES: An illustrated account of some country houses and their owners, in the counties of Bristol, Gloucester, Somerset, and Wiltshire. Being also a guide to domestic architecture from the reign of Henry II to Victoria
Clifton, Bristol: The Author, 1957

First edition. Quarto. 183 pp; 319 b/w photographs. Gilt-lettered blue cloth, top edge gilt. VG, a clean, unmarked copy, spine lightly sunned. Inscribed on title page to J.I.M. Stewart.
Inventory number #013290



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Near Fine
Jacket: None


Price:
$100.00

Tuttle, Maria & Marcus Binney
WINFIELD HOUSE
London: Thames & Hudson, 2008

First edition. Folio. 171 pp plus 4 gatefolds; 149 color & 27 b/w illustrations. Cloth with color photo inset on front & back covers, no jacket, as issued. Near Fine, a clean, unmarked copy, tiny bump to one corner. Winfield House, a beautiful home set in twelve acres of Regent's Park in London, was built in 1936-37 by the Woolworth heiress Barbara Hutton. After World War II she gave it to the United States government for use as the official residence of the American Ambassador to the Court of St. James.
Inventory number #013289



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


Price:
$95.00

Eberlein, Harold Donaldson & Roger Wearne Ramsdell
SMALL MANOR HOUSES AND FARMSTEADS IN FRANCE
Philadelphia / NY: J.B. Lippincott / The Architectural Record, 1926

First edition. Quarto. xx, 303 pp; color frontispiece, 253 b/w photographs & drawings; index. Original pictorial blue cloth with gilt lettering on cover & spine, top edge gilt, with dustjacket. Near Fine/VG, a tight, clean copy, former owner name, dated 1928 on front endpaper, else unmarked; uncommon jacket has small loss at top & bottom of spine, edges of spine partially split, with some loss.
Inventory number #013180



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


Price:
$125.00

Reiff, Daniel D.
HOUSES FROM BOOKS: The Influence of Treatises, Pattern Books, and Catalogs in American Architecture, 1738-1950. A History and Guide
University Park, PA: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2000

Quarto. xi, 412 pp; 734 b/w photographs, drawings, floor plans & graphs; notes; bibliography; index. Cloth with gilt-lettered spine in dustjacket. Near Fine/Near Fine, a clean, unmarked copy; binding slightly cocked; jacket slightly rubbed.
Inventory number #012979



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: None


Price:
$150.00

Leyland, John, editor
GARDENS OLD & NEW The Country House & Its Garden Environment
London/NY: Country Life/Scribners Sons, n.d.

n.d. Volume 1, 3rd edition. Folio. xxiv + 298 pp; the featured estates are illustrated with b/w photographs by Charles Latham; many of the header illustrations are by Arthur Rackham. Green pictorial cloth, all edges gilt. VG, small loss at base of spine, head of spine & corners rubbed, bottom edges of cover lightly rubbed, binding a bit loose. Name of Boston architect Andrew H. Hepburn at top of title page, dated 1905.
Inventory number #012974



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: None


Price:
$125.00

Leyland, John, editor
GARDENS OLD & NEW The Country House & Its Garden Environment
London/NY: Country Life/Scribners Sons, n.d.

n.d. Volume Two. Folio. xli + 284 pp; is illustrated by b/w photos by Charles Latham; many of the header illustrations are by Arthur Rackham. Gray pictorial cloth, all edges gilt. VG,
Inventory number #012973



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Near Fine


Price:
$75.00

[Book Bindery Ephemera]
THE HOUSE BETWEEN
Richmond, VA: L.H. Jenkins, Inc., 1917

Narrow octavo. [32] pp; halftone illustrations throughout. Printed embossed pictorial wrappers bound with cord ties. Accompanied by the original printed mailing envelope & by a return printed post card. VG, bottom corners has minimal loss, interior pages are clean & unmarked; one side of envelope slit. The photographs depict the various mechanical and personnel functions operating in a modern commercial bindery. A handsome and attractively printed work of trade literature, intended for a general audience.
Inventory number #012913



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: None


Price:
$75.00

Radford Architectural Company
THE RADFORD AMERICAN HOMES. 100 House Plans
Riverside, IL: Radford Architectural Company, 1903

First edition. Octavo. 255 pp; drawings & floor plans. Pictorial cloth with white-stamped lettering on cover and spine, top edge gilt. VG-, top front corner abraded with small loss, former owner names on front free endpaper, text VG, spine lettering rubbed. One hundred full-page drawings of houses with floorplans on the opposite page.
Inventory number #012879



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$15.00

Lewis, Arnold
AMERICAN COUNTRY HOUSES OF THE GILDED AGE (Sheldon's "Artistic Country-Seats")
NY: Dover Publications, 1982

Small folio. xxii, 100 pp; illustrated with 100 b/w photographs and 97 ground plans; bibliography; list of plates. Paperback. VG - would be near fine except for crease to top corner of back panel. This book is based on pictorial material from George William Sheldon's Artistic Country Seats: Types of Recent American Villa and Cottage Architecture with Instances of Country-Club Houses, published in 1886-87. This volume reproduces all of Sheldon's fascinating and historically important photographs and plans, and adds entirely new text by Arnold Lewis. The book features 97 buildings, incl. 93 houses and 4 casinos, mostly in New England and the Middle Atlantic states.
Inventory number #012789



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: None


Price:
$25.00

Vanderwalker, F.N.
PAINTING AND DECORATING WORKING METHODS: A Text book for Apprentice, Journeyman, Housepainter, Decorator
NY: Theo Audel, 1942

Second edition. Octavo. xii, 294 pp; one page with 20 tipped-on color chips; numerous b/w illustrations. Black pebble cloth with gilt-lettered spine. VG, a clean unmarked copy; light rubbing to spine gilt, light wear to extremities.
Inventory number #012685



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


Price:
$50.00

MacKay, Robert B., Anthony K. Baker & Carol A. Traynor
LONG ISLAND COUNTRY HOUSES AND THEIR ARCHITECTS, 1860-1940
NY: Society for the Preservation of Long Island Antiquities in Assoc. with W.W. Norton, 1997

Second printing. Large quarto. 563 pp; profusely illustrated in b/w; elevations and floor plans; appendices; bibliography; index; list of contributors. Cloth with dustjacket. Near Fine/VG, a clean, unmarked copy; jacket lightly scuffed. Both a rich architectural history and a compendium of the architects and architectural firms who designed houses for some of the nation's wealthiest and most prominent families, among them the Morgans, Vanderbilts, Hearsts, and Astors. Among the architects and firms included are Delano & Aldrich, Cass Gilbert, Richard Morris Hunt, McKim, Mead & White and Calvert Vaux.
Inventory number #012623



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: None


Price:
$45.00

Fisher, Irving R.
SEVENTY-FIVE YEARS IN LEATHER: A Brief History of the House of Nath'l Fisher & Co. 1838-1913
NY: Privately Printed, 1913

#62/300 copies. Octavo. 24 pp; b/w illustrations, including fold-out plate showing panoramic view of Broadway from Barclay St to Worth St, ca. 1850. Brown paper-covered boards with gilt-stamped title on cover. VG, small loss to spine ends, light wear to corners. "Of this book three hundred numbered copies were printed and bound for Irving R. Fisher and Nath'l C. Fisher, in December, 1913, for presentation to their friends." [from copyright page]. Nathaniel Fisher began his career in the wholesale shoe business in 1838 with Lewis S. Bouton, located at 252 Pearl St. The firm name changed to Nath'l Fisher & Co. in 1869, located at 25 Park Row, moving to 146 Duane St in 1893.
Inventory number #012600