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


Price:
$65.00

Pratt, Michael
THE GREAT COUNTRY HOUSES OF CENTRAL EUROPE: Czechoslovakia, Hungary and Poland
NY: Abbeville Press, 1991

First edition. Large quarto. 380 pp; profusely illustrated with color photographs by Gerhard Trumler; bibliography; index. Cloth with dustjacket. Near Fine/Near Fine, a clean, unmarked copy; jacket crisp with no tears.
Inventory number #009977



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: New
Jacket: New


Price:
$42.50

Hewitt, Mark Alan & Gordon Bock
THE VINTAGE HOUSE: A Guide to Successful Renovations and Additions
NY: W.W. Norton, 2011

Oblong quarto. 304 pp; color photographs, floor plans, drawings throughout; list of resources for vintage house owners, glossary; index. Cloth with dustjacket. A fine copy in fine jacket. A must-have primer for homeowners and professionals, this book presents the first comprehensive survey of its kind on how to achieve truly compatible, stylistically resonant additions and renovations. Richly illustrated with more than 200 color photographs, plans, and drawings from nationally recognized architects, this book offers invaluable analysis and nuts-and-bolts guidance that will help any old-house homeowner or professional preserve the essence of a vintage treasure.
Inventory number #009656



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


Price:
$195.00

Harris, John
THE ARTIST AND THE COUNTRY HOUSE: A history of country house and garden view painting in Britain 1540-1870
London: Sotheby's, 1985

Large square quarto. xiii, 376 pp; 420 works listed/shown, including 26 color plates; bibliography; index. Cloth with dustjacket. Near Fine/Near Fine, discreet bookplate on front pastedown, else a crisp, unmarked copy. Comprehensive work on the tradition of country house and garden view painting, begun in the 16th century and based on Continental precedents. This is the first extensive analysis of the subject since the work of the same title by John Steegman and Dorothy Stroud in 1949.
Inventory number #009616



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Near Fine
Jacket: None


Price:
$25.00

Fulton, Marianne, ed.
THE GEORGE EASTMAN HOUSE AND GARDENS
Rochester, NY: Intl Museum of Photography, 1992

Octavo. 81 pp; numerous color & b/w photographs. Dark green cloth with gilt-lettering & border on cover. A near fine, unused copy, white flecks on back cover.
Inventory number #009518



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


Price:
$15.00

Sweeney, John A.
THE TREASURE HOUSE OF EARLY AMERICAN ROOMS
NY: Bonanza, 1978

Reprint. Quarto. 179 pp; profusely illustrated in color and b/w; index. Cloth with unclipped dustjacket. Near fine in near fine jacket. The rooms, furniture and objects are from Winterthur collections. 17th - 19th century decorative arts are well represented.
Inventory number #009166



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


Price:
$30.00

Jackson, Allen W
BUILDING THE HALF-TIMBER HOUSE: Its Origin, Design, Modern Plan, and Construction
NY: Robert M. McBride & Company, 1929

First edition. Large octavo. xviii, 115 pp; b/w frontispiece, numerous b/w photographs, line drawings & floor plans. Original green pictorial cloth. VG-, light rubbing to cloth extremities, some minor splits to a couple of signatures, binding still firm, no loose pages, good working copy. Illustrated with photographs of old English examples of half-timber houses, and American adaptations of the style. The author makes a case for a more authentic American adaptation of this very English style. A volume in the Country House Library series.
Inventory number #008864



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


Price:
$20.00

Girouard, Mark
THE VICTORIAN COUNTRY HOUSE
New Haven: Yale University Press, 1979

Revised and enlarged edition. Quarto. 467 pp, including 33 color and 427 b/w illustrations. Cloth with dj. VG/VG-. 3 inch long strip of de-lamination on top edge of jacket.
Inventory number #008603



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


Price:
$30.00

Girouard, Mark
LIFE IN THE FRENCH COUNTRY HOUSE
NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 2000

First American edition. Quarto. 352 pp; 200 illustrations, most in color. Cloth with dustjacket. Near Fine/Near Fine. Using letters, diaries, inventories, books of etiquette, illustrations, and photograph, the author conjures up the days and nights of the original inhabitants of the chateaux and manor houses of France.
Inventory number #007817



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


Price:
$15.00

Asensio Cerver, Francisco
THE NEW INTERNATIONAL HOUSE
NY: Whitney Library of Design, 1997

First edition. Large quarto. 207 pp; color photographs, elevations, floor plans throughout. Cloth with dustjacket. VG/VG, a clean, unmarked copy; jacket has light edgewear.
Inventory number #007782



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Near Fine


Price:
$15.00

Conran, Terence
THE HOUSE BOOK
NY: Crown Publishers, 1986

Square quarto. 448 pp; hundreds of color illustrations. Paperback. Near Fine
Inventory number #007774



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Fine
Jacket: None


Price:
$25.00

Workman, Liz
DR. JOHNSON'S DOORKNOB and Other Significant Parts of Great Men's Houses
NY: Rizzoli, 2007

First edition. Square octavo. 207 pp; color illustrations & photographs throughout. Cloth with dustjacket in slipcase. A new, unused copy This small book of Liz Workman's photographs doesn't stop at doorknobs. It shows us other unexpected details from eminent homes -- George Washington's mantelpiece, for example, Thomas Jefferson's bed, Charles Darwin's soup tureen, Victor Hugo's skirting board, and Sigmund Freud's mirror. The book features 103 items in ten chapters - doorknobs, crockery, mantelpieces, chairs, desks, books, banisters, mirrors, skirting boards and beds. There is no text, just brief captions and an index of addresses.
Inventory number #007717



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Near Fine


Price:
$25.00

Impey, Oliver
THE CECIL FAMILY COLLECTS: Four Centuries of Decorative Arts from Burghley House
Alexandria, VA: Art Services International, 1998

Quarto. 231 pp; 29 b/w illustrations; 12 floor plans of Burghley from 1623, 1688, 1738, 1770s, 1804, 1998; catalogue of 166 items, described & illustrated in color; glossary; bibliography; family tree. Paperback. Near Fine, a crisp, unmarked copy; looks unread. The catalogue contains paintings, sculpture, and architectural drawings related to the Cecil family and Burghley House; miniatures; Virtu: the Countess’s jewels; other virtu; Grand Tour objects; sculpture; European ceramics; Chinese ceramics; Japanese ceramics; furniture & furnishings; and silver.
Inventory number #007569



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


Price:
$25.00

Parissien, Steven
THE GEORGIAN HOUSE in Britain and America
NY: Rizzoli, 1995

First edition. Quarto. 240 pp; full of color plates; index. Cloth with dustjacket. Near Fine/Near Fine. This book enables the reader to understand the craftsmanship and context of the Georgian house. The first part describes the development of the Georgian style; the second part focuses on each element of the house itself.
Inventory number #006672



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


Price:
$30.00

Baird, Rosemary
MISTRESS OF THE HOUSE: Great Ladies and Grand Houses 1670-1830
London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2003

First edition. Octavo. xvi, 320 pp; numerous color & b/w illustrations; notes; bibliography; index. Green cloth with dustjacket. VG/VG, ex-library copy - the only marking is small label on copyright page. Looks unread. A fascinating social history of the wealthy British women who became Mistress of the House.
Inventory number #006647



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Fine
Jacket: Fine


Price:
$15.00

Jacobs, Karrie
THE PERFECT $100,000 HOUSE: A Trip Across America and Back in Pursuit of a Place to Call Home
NY: Viking, 2006

First edition. Octavo. 291 pp; b/w drawings by Gary Panter; bibliography; web sites; index. Cloth-backed boards with dustjacket. Fine/Fine. An architecture and design critic's coast-to-coast search for an ideal American home that is both aesthetically pleasing and affordable cites the challenges facing prospective homeowners today, describing the author's meetings with architects and builders who are revolutionizing the ways people think about homes, construction techniques, and community.
Inventory number #005555



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$25.00

Whitehead, Russell F., ed.
THE WHITE PINE SERIES OF ARCHITECTURAL MONOGRAPHS. Some Forgotten Houses on Manhattan Island. Volume IX Number 1
St. Paul, MN: White Pine Bureau, 1923

First edition. 4to. 16 pp; b/w photographs. Stapled wraps. VG- cover slightly soiled, contents are fine. Volume 9 number 1 of the bi-monthly publication suggesting the architectural use of white pine and its availability to-day as a structural wood. Introductory text by Lemuel Hoadley Fowler.
Inventory number #005140



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$25.00

Whitehead, Russell F., ed.
THE WHITE PINE SERIES OF ARCHITECTURAL MONOGRAPHS. Dependencies of the Old Fashioned House. Volume VIII Number 2
St. Paul, MN: White Pine Bureau, 1922

First edition. 4to. 16 pp; b/w photographs. Stapled wraps. VG- cover slightly soiled, contents are fine. Volume 8 number 2 of the bi-monthly publication suggesting the architectural use of white pine and its availability to-day as a structural wood. Introductory text by Irving B Eventworth.
Inventory number #005138



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Near Fine


Price:
$25.00

Jackson-Stops, Gervase
THE TREASURE HOUSES OF BRITAIN: Five Hundred Years of Private Patronage and Art Collecting
Washington/New Haven, CT: National Gallery of Art/Yale University Press, 1986

Third printing. Thick quarto. 680 pp; many color & b/w illustrations; extensive bibliography. Paperback. Near Fine, a clean, unmarked copy; covers with minor wear.. Major exhibition on English country house collections at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, 1985-86. With essays by Marcus Binney, John Cornforth, Mark Girouard, Francis Haskell, Oliver Millar and Roy Strong.
Inventory number #004907



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Fine
Jacket: Fine


Price:
$25.00

Huyssen, Andreas; Armstrong, Elizabeth; Anderson, Simon; Walker Art Center
OUT OF TOWN: The Country House
Mulgrave: Images Publishing, 2006

First edition. Quarto. 224 pp; well illustrated with color photographs and plans. Cloth with dj. Fine/Fine. A selection of thirty-seven houses that show architects' responses to the challenges of building homes in the country while preserving the environment. The houses are located in U.S., Japan, Austria, Australia, Chile, Finland, Norway, and Italy.
Inventory number #004490



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


Price:
$25.00

Quest-Ritson, Charles
THE HOUSE & GARDEN BOOK OF COUNTRY GARDENS
NY: Vendome Press, 1998

Quarto. 208 pp; well-illustrated with color photographs, index. Hardcover with dj. Near fine/Near fine. The author has chosen the best country gardens that have appeared in House & Garden magazine. They range from John Stefanidis' ingenious design for his garden in Dorset to Ian Hamilton Finlay's Little Sparta in Scotland. There is a mix of smaller, more intimate gardens along with grander examples.
Inventory number #004199