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


Price:
$22.50

Gibbings, Robert
TRUMPETS FROM MONTPARNASSE
NY: E.P. Dutton & Co., 1955

First edition. Octavo. 200 pp; 8 color plates & 40 wood engravings by the author. Cloth with dustjacket. VG/VG, back cover of jacket lightly soiled, top & bottom of jacket spine lightly chipped.
Inventory number #001026



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


Price:
$20.00

Conway, J. Gregory
FLOWERS: Their Arrangement
NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 1940

First edition. Octavo. 139 pp; 107 gravure plates. Orange cloth with black stamped lettering & decoration in dj. VG/VG-, dj lightly soiled, a couple short edge tears. Laid in is a blank 1943 order sheet from Conard-Pyle Co., West Grove, PA - Star Rose Growers.
Inventory number #000966



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


Price:
$20.00

Massingham, Betty
A CENTURY OF GARDENERS
London: Faber and Faber, 1982

First edition. Octavo. 256 pp; 38 b/w illustrations; bibliography; index. Cloth with dj. VG/VG.
Inventory number #000938



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


Price:
$25.00

Davidson, Marshall B. & Elizabeth Stillinger
THE AMERICAN WING at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 1985

First edition. Quarto. 352 pp; profusely illustrated with 524 color & b/w photographs; bibliography; index. Cloth with dj. VG/VG. A well-illustrated survey of the American Wing of the Metropolitan Museum, home of America's most important collection of painting, sculpture and decorative arts, dating from 1630. Separate chapters on the Period Rooms, furniture, silver, pewter, ceramics, glass, paintings, prints, drawings and watercolors, and sculpture.
Inventory number #000905



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


Price:
$15.00

Howarth, Patrick
THE YEAR IS 1851
London: Collins, 1951

First edition. Octavo. 256 pp; over 80 b/w illustrations; index. Green cloth with black spine lettering in dj. Faint 1" stain on fore-edge; dj has red (wine?) stain near right edge of front cover & foxing on back cover. An entertaining account of Britain in 1851, the year of the Great Exhibition, and of its personalities and their way of life. It was an era of amazing ebullience and startling contrasts.
Inventory number #000869



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


Price:
$20.00

Croutier, Alev Lytle
TAKING THE WATERS : Spirit, Art, Sensuality
NY: Abbeville Press, 1992

First edition. Octavo. 224 pp; numerous color & b/w illustrations; guide to the world's most exclusive spas; bibliography; index. Light blue cloth with blind stamped title on cover & gilt spine lettering, in dj. VG/VG.
Inventory number #000852



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Near Fine


Price:
$15.00

Richter, Anne
ARTS AND CRAFTS OF INDONESIA
San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 1994

First edition. Square octavo. 160 pp; profusely illustrated in color & b/w; map; glossary; bibliography. Paperback with flaps. Near Fine, a clean, unmarked copy. This book features the diversity of Indonesian decorative arts - textiles and beading, wood and horn carvings, pottery ranging from simple cooking pots to elaborate terracotta modeling, jewelry and metalwork, masks and puppets, and baskets.
Inventory number #000717



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


Price:
$20.00

Boston, Richard
OSBERT A Portrait of Osbert Lancaster
London: Collins, 1989

First edition. Octavo. 256 pp; numerous b/w illustrations; appendices; index. Cloth with dustjacket. Near Fine/VG, a clean, unmarked copy; jacket not price clipped. Biography of Osbert Lancaster (1908-86), one of the great English comic artists of the 20th century. For 40 years a "Daily Express" cartoonist, he designed many theatrical productions and wrote two volumes of autobiography, as well as several other books.
Inventory number #000688



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


Price:
$20.00

Cerwinske, Laura
MIAMI Hot & Cool
NY: Clarkson N. Potter, 1990

First edition. Square quarto. 232 pp; profusely illustrated in color; directory; index. Cloth with dustjacket. Near Fine/Near Fine, a clean, unmarked copy, jacket not price-clipped. A look inside residences, from bungalows, deco & modern interiors to Mediterranean style, and seven gardens. They include Vizcaya, the 70-room villa on Biscayne Bay; the Pink House, bungalows of salvaged wood in Coconut Grove, and contemporary homes with the Deco curves of Miami Beach.
Inventory number #000681



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


Price:
$15.00

Goldman, Jonathan
THE EMPIRE STATE BUILDING BOOK
NY: St. Martin's Press, 1980

First edition. Large octavo. 96 pp; profuse b/w & color illustrations. Cloth with dustjacket. Near Fine/VG, tiny tear to top edge of jacket. A clean, unmarked copy; jacket not price clipped. This book offers a wonderful combination of historical narrative, b/w photographs, and color postcards from the building's early years.
Inventory number #000646



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: None


Price:
$35.00

[Boston]
REPORT OF THE BOARD OF METROPOLITAN PARK COMMISSIONERS, January 1905
Boston: Wright & Potter Printing Co., 1905

First edition. Octavo. 115 pages, illustrated with folding maps, diagrams, and 7 full-page photographic plates. Brown cloth, title in gilt to cover and spine. Book is in very good, clean, bright and tight condition.
Inventory number #000601



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


Price:
$15.00

Port, Weimar
CHICAGO THE PAGAN
Chicago: Judy Publishing Co., 1953

First edition. Octavo. 175 pp; b/w photos & drawings by the author; index to illustrations; subject index. Cloth with black-stamped lettering on cover & spine, map endpapers, in dustjacket. VG/VG, no ownership marks, jacket lightly soiled, minor chipping at head of spine. Pseudonym of Will Judy (1891-1973), non-fiction writer, publisher, diarist, poet, and dog lover. The author depicts Chicago as"'a pagan woman with a come hither look."
Inventory number #000478



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Fine
Jacket: Fine


Price:
$15.00

Friedman, Mildred & Glenn M. Andres
HHPA: Hardy Holzman Pfeiffer Associates: Buildings and Projects 1992-1998
NY: Rizzoli, 1999

First edition. Quarto. 224 pp; profusely illustrated in color & b/w photographs. Cloth with dustjacket. Fine/Fine, a crisp, unmarked copy; jacket in protective mylar cover. HHPA is especially renowned for its theater and performing arts complexes. This book features the presentation of 50 projects (interiors and exteriors), plus works in progress and planning projects. They include: Windows on the World restaurant at the World Trade Center and Bryant Park in New York City; Cleveland Library, Hawaii Theatre Center in Honolulu; the comprehensive development plan for Warner Bros. Hollywood Studios; and the Los Angeles Public Library, Central Library, built in 1926 by Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue.
Inventory number #000351



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Fine
Jacket: Fine


Price:
$25.00

Trocme, Suzanne
RETRO HOME
NY: Rizzoli, 2001

First edition. Octavo. 143 pp; profusely illustrated in color; directory; index. Cloth with dustjacket. Fine/Near Fine, a clean, unmarked copy; no wear to jacket. A nostalgic look at 20th-century house style decade by decade from 1910 to 1990. Each chapter features a guide to the trends of the times, followed by advice on re-creating the look. In addition, the book offers a glimpse into the homes of people whose authentic interiors reflect that era today.
Inventory number #000350



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


Price:
$15.00

Parsons, Denys
MANY A TRUE WORD
London: Macdonald, 1958

First edition. Twelvemo. 54 pp; drawings by Anton. Gray cloth with red spine lettering in dj. VG/VG-, light wear to dj spine, dj not price-clipped. The fifth in a series of books of "misprints and howlers" as they appeared in newspapers and magazines
Inventory number #000293



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


Price:
$25.00

Lewis, Roy Harley
ANTIQUARIAN BOOKS: An Insider's Account
NY: Arco Publishing Company, Inc., 1978

First edition. Octavo. 200 pp; bibliography; index. Cloth with dj. VG/VG.
Inventory number #000108



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


Price:
$17.50

Root, Waverley
THE PARIS EDITION: The Autobiography of Waverley Root 1927-1934
San Francisco: North Point Press, 1987

First edition. Octavo. xvi, 208 pp. Cloth with dj. VG/VG.
Inventory number #000091



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


Price:
$20.00

Macleod, Dawn
DOWN-TO-EARTH WOMEN: Those Who Care for the Soil
Edinburgh: William Blackwood, 1982

First edition. Octavo. xx, 186 pp; numerous b/w illustrations; book list; index. Green cloth with gilt-lettered spine in dustjacket. VG/VG. Well-known gardeners - Gertrude Jekyll, V. Sackville-West, Margery Fish are included, as well as others lesser known - Caroline Hamilton, Theresa Earle, Ellen Willmott, Dorothy Hewer, Margaret Brownlow, Mairi Sawyer, Phyllis Reiss, Elsie Matley Moore, Cecily Mure, Enid Money, and Betty Prentice.
Inventory number #000026