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


Price:
$15.00

Berg, Scott W.
Grand Avenues: The Story of the French Visionary Who Designed Washington, D.C.
NY: Pantheon Books, 2007

First edition. Octavo. xii, 336 pp; b/w illustrations; notes; bibliography; index. Cloth-backed boards with dustjacket. Near Fine/Near Fine, a clean, unmarked copy; unclipped jacket
Inventory number #013945



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$20.00

Arrizoli-Clementel, Pierre et al
Toiles de Nantes des XVIIIe et XIXe siecles : 9 decembre 1977-29 janvier 1978, Musee de l'impression sur Etoffes de Mulhouse
Mulhouse: Musee de l'Impression sur Etoffes, 1977

First edition. Octavo. 159 pp; two color & profuse b/w illustrations; bibliography. Text in French. Paperback. Near Fine, a clean, unmarked copy; slight toning to edges of back cover. Exhibition catalogue featuring 129 examples of 18th & 19th century printed textiles of Nantes.
Inventory number #013921



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


Price:
$50.00

Montgomery, Florence M. [Signed]
Printed Textiles : English and American Cottons and Linens 1700-1850
NY: Viking Press, 1970

First edition. Quarto. 379 pp; 30 color & 428 b/w illustrations; bibliography; index. Cloth with dustjacket. VG/VG, remains of removed label on front flyleaf, tiny rubbed spot on front pastedown, one corner gently bumped, barely affecting pp; clipped jacket has small chip at top of spine. Signed by Montgomery on the title page. This important reference features more than 400 examples of printed textiles from the Winterthur Museum collection.
Inventory number #013920



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


Price:
$75.00

Sirat, Jacques & Francoise Siriex
Tapis Francais du XXe Siecle : de l'art Nouveau aux Creations Contemporaines
Paris: Editions de l'Amateur, 1993

First edition. Quarto. 237 pp; color illustrations throughout; bibliography. Text in French. Cloth with dustjacket. VG/Near Fine, small loss at top edge of pp 121-132 else a near fine copy; jacket has no visible wear. A well-illustrated chronological survey of 20th century of French carpets, including Art Nouveau, Art Deco, as well as paquebots.
Inventory number #013919



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Near Fine


Price:
$20.00

Littlefield, Doris Bayley & Steven Brooke
VIZCAYA
Miami: Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, 1984

First edition. Octavo. 94 pp; profuse color photographs by Steven Brooke. Paperback. Near Fine, a clean, unmarked copy. Vizcaya, the lavish estate on Miami's Biscayne Bay built by wealthy industrialist James Deering in the 1910's, featured a 70-room Italian baroque mansion, magnificent Italian Renaissance gardens, lagoons, canals, citrus groves, a farm village, and a yacht harbor. Originally 180 acres, the mansion and gardens today occupy 50 acres, and are open to the public.
Inventory number #013908



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


Price:
$30.00

Fox, Celina, ed.
London - World City : 1800-1840 [John Russell's copy]
New Haven, CT: Yale University Press / Museum of London, 1992

First edition. Quarto. 624 pp; profuse color & b/w illustrations. Cloth with dustjacket. VG/VG, clean, tight copy; "John Russell, 1992" inked on half title page, else unmarked; jacket has one closed tear at top edge, corners & top of spine lightly rubbed. Georgian London has been the subject of numerous books, but none like this. Prepared for an exhibition mounted in Essen, Germany, this book is an exhaustive overview of the material culture of London at that point in time. The book begins with 14 essays by major British scholars on aspects of urban life, from the Coronation of George IV to the rise of popular radicalism in political and economic thought. London nourished a wide variety of aspirations; its art, theater, and economic achievements in this 40-year span were notable. The remainder of this large work is devoted to the actual exhibition catalog.
Inventory number #013901



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: None


Price:
$25.00

Footner, Hulbert
NEW YORK City of Cities
Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott, 1937

First edition. Octavo. 338 pp; 45 illustrations in aquatone from photographs by John J. Floherty; index. Illustrated endpapers. Silver cloth with black-lettered spine, lacks scarce jacket. VG, a clean, unmarked copy, front hinge starting to crack; spine ends with small loss, bottom boards rubbed through near spine, corner tips bumped. A photographic tour of the Big Apple during the 1930s, with images of a number of important buildings and landmarks, such as the Empire State Building and Wall Street.
Inventory number #013861



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$35.00

Kyoto Kokuritsu Kindai Bijutsukan
Evolution of Fashion 1835-1895 : Roman Isho Ten : Clothing that captured the imagination of Japan, the Impact of Romantic Clothing
Kyoto: Kyoto Costume Institute, 1980

First edition. Octavo. Unpaginated, illustrated with 73 color & b/w photographs. Text in Japanese & English. Paperback with deep flaps. VG, a clean, unmarked copy; short edge tear along spine on front cover, minor wear to extremities. Royal Costumes fold-out laid in. (4 illustrations plus text). Catalogue of an exhibition at the National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, April 5 - June 1, 1980, in cooperation with Kyoto Costume Institute and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY.
Inventory number #013842



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: None


Price:
$70.00

Van Pelt, John V.
Selected Monuments of French Gothic Architecture. One Hundred Plates
NY: Pencil Points, 1924

First edition. Quarto. [12], 213 pp; 100 plates of photographs & illustsations; index. Brown cloth-backed with tan paper-covered boards. VG, interior clean with no markings; corners lightly rubbed, bottom corners bumped, spine gilt no longer visible; covers relatively clean.
Inventory number #013836



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Near Fine


Price:
$50.00

Fashion Group International
NIGHT OF STARS. 11th Annual Fashion Show
NY: Fashion Group International, 1994

First edition. Quarto. 58 pp; profuse color & b/w illustrations. Tan paperback. Near Fine, a clean, unmarked copy; covers unmarked, numbered ticket laid in. The 11th annual Night of Stars held by Fashion Group International honored Bernadine Morris, the chief fashion reporter for the New York Times. The evening featured a live fashion show by nine Paris haute couturiers : Oscar de la Renta for Balmain, Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel, Gianfranco Ferre for Christian Dior, Maurizio Galante, Hubert de Givenchy, Christian Lacroix, Emanuel Ungaro, Philippe Venet, and Gianni Versace. It features a 4-pp tribute to Bernadine Morris by Bill Cunningham, tributes by the nine Paris haute couturiers, and others.
Inventory number #013663



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: Near Fine
Jacket: Near Fine


Price:
$95.00

Mongiardino, Renzo, edited by Fiorenzo Cattaneo
ROOMSCAPES: The Decorative Architecture of Renzo Mongiardino
NY: Rizzoli, 1993

First edition. Quarto. 208 pp; profusely illustrated with color photographs. Cloth with dustjacket. Fine/Near Fine, a crisp, unmarked copy; jacket has no tears, narrow, sunned strip at edge of spine, minor scuffing on front panel. The first monograph on the work of this renowned interior designer who had a dramatic, theatrical approach to design. He drew on sources that range from ancient Greek, Roman, and Etruscan artifacts to the work of Renaissance and baroque masters Michelangelo, Palladio, Bernini, and Borromini.
Inventory number #013616



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: Near Fine
Jacket: None


Price:
$275.00

White, Gleeson, editor
Practical Designing: A Handbook on the Preparation of Working Drawings
London: George Bell and Sons, 1893

First edition. Octavo. viii, 327 pp; [2] folded leaves of plates; b/w illustrations. Dark blue cloth decorated & lettered in gilt on cover and spine. Near Fine, a clean, unmarked copy internally; the covers are clean & gilt bright; touch of rubbing to edge of backstrip on rear cover & two tiny red dots on rear cover. Binding design by Gleeson White. A stellar copy. Scarce.
Inventory number #013591



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


Price:
$20.00

Rae, Isobel
CHARLES CAMERON: Architect to the Court of Russia
London: Elek Books, 1971

First edition. Quarto. 111 pp; 32 b/w illustrations; bibliography; index. Cloth with gilt-lettered spine with dustjacket. VG/VG, small spot of tape residue on front flyleaf, else an unmarked copy; jacket shows moderate wear with small tear & creases to fore edge, top corner & spine ends lightly chipped. Illustrated biography of the Scottish architect who became the favorite designer of Catherine the Great.
Inventory number #013484



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


Price:
$30.00

Sillem, Anthony
The Barrow in Newport Court. A memoir of the rare book Trade
Hastings, East Sussex: Hungry Hornet Press, 2011

First edition. Octavo. xii, 154 pp. Black cloth with silver-lettered spine in dustjacket. VG/VG, gift inscription to bookseller Jack Nessel on front flyleaf, otherwise unmarked, binding tight; jacket shows minor waviness at top edge.
Inventory number #013473



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$60.00

Paris. Centre Georges Pompidou. Catalog by Pontus Hulten et al.
Paris-Moscou, 1900-1930
Paris: Centre Georges Pompidou, 1979

First edition. Quarto. 580 pp; profuse b/w & color photographs; biographies & bibliographies. Text in French. Paperback. VG, rear corner of spine bumped, small edge tear, binding crack at pp 560, spine edge lightly rubbed, minor edgewear. No internal marks. Catalogue of an exhibition organized by the Ministry of Culture of the USSR and the Centre Georges Pompidou, and held at the Centre from May 31 to November 5, 1979.
Inventory number #013447



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: None


Price:
$150.00

Tracy, Berry B. & William H. Gerdts
CLASSICAL AMERICA 1815-1845: An Exhibition at The Newark Museum
Newark, NJ: Newark Museum, 1963

First edition. Quarto. 212 pp; 295 objects described, many with b/w photographs; bibliography. Cloth in very good+ condition. A crisp, unmarked copy; ;white covers arte clean & bright, spine a biy darkened. Major exhibition catalogue of American decorative and fine arts of this period, with many high-quality examples. Includes furniture, silver, ceramics, glass, wallpaper & textiles, lamps, stoves & clocks, as well as the fine arts.
Inventory number #013418



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


Price:
$15.00

Macknight, Nancy, ed.
DEAREST ANDREW: Letters from V. Sackville-West to Andrew Reiber 1951-1962
London: Michael Joseph, 1980

First edition. Octavo. 127 pp; illustrated with b/w photographs & drawings. Cloth with dustjacket. VG/VG, a clean, unmarked copy; unclipped jacket lightly foxed on reverse, short closed tear at top edge, edge of front flap creased.
Inventory number #013417



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