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Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: None


Price:
$25.00

Hachette
Plan de Paris et de Sa Proche Banlieue. Les Guides Bleus
Paris: Hachette, 1947

First edition. Octavo. 95 pp; 30 folded plates of maps in color; fold-out map; alphabetical index of Paris streets. Blue cloth with dark blue lettering. VG-, a clean, unmarked copy, edges lightly rubbed, light stain at fore edge of front cover, not affecting text.
Inventory number #014275



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


Price:
$25.00

Lessard, Suzannah
The Architect of Desire: Beauty and Danger in the Stanford White Family
NY: Dial Press, 1996

Second printing. Octavo. 334 pp; b/w illustrations; b/w photos. Cloth-backed boards with dustjacket. VG/VG, a clean, unmarked copy; bottom front corner lightly bumped, unclipped jacket with no creases or tears. The author is the oldest of Stanford White's great-granddaughters.
Inventory number #014274



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$65.00

Pencil Points
COMPARATIVE ARCHITECTURAL DETAILS: The Pencil Points Series, 1936
NY: Reinhold Publishing, 1937

Quarto. 92 pp; richly illustrated with measured drawings & b/w photographs on every page. Brown stiff card covers with three-brad binding. VG, a clean, unmarked copy; covers with minor edgewear, light soiling on front cover. A collection of details of domestic architecture, selected from the work of well-known architects, incl. Frank Forster, Dwight James Baum, Mellor & Meigs, Wm. Lescaze, Walter Dorwin Teague & many others. The details include doorways, screen doors, shutters, stairways, wood trusses, overmantels, garage doors, pergolas, garden pools, driveways, motor blocks, etc.
Inventory number #014273



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$20.00

Spiegl, Walter
Biedermeier-Glaser
Munich: Keyser, 1981

Octavo. 170 pp; nearly 200 b/w & color photographs; bibliography; list of collections; index. Text in German. Illustrated stiff card covers with flaps. VG, a clean, unmarked copy; a solid, tight copy.
Inventory number #014272



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$200.00

Breuer, Gerda
Walde Huth Modefotografie
Koln: Locher, 2004

First edition. Quarto. 78 pp; profuse b/w & color photographs by Walde Huth. Text in German. Paperback with French flaps. VG, a clean copy with no inscriptions, top of spine bumped, tiny dent to bottom corner of text block; else a very good copy. Fashion photographs by German photographer Walde Huth, taken in Paris in the mid 50s. Uncommon.
Inventory number #014271



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: None


Price:
$125.00

Saillard, Olivier
Madame Gres: Sculptural Fashion
: Hannibal Publishers, 2012

First edition. Quarto. 216 pp; profuse b/w & color illustrations. Text in English with Dutch translations. Black cloth spine with illustrated boards. A beautifully designed retrospective of the work of the Parisian haute couture designer Madame Gres (1903-1993). With contributions from renowned writers from the fashion scene, images by great photographers, and drawings by Madam Gres herself. Published to accompany the exhibition held 12 September 2012 - 10 February 2013 at the Mode Museum, Antwerp which is a reworking of the retrospective held in 2011 at the Musee Bourdelle in Paris.
Inventory number #014267



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


Price:
$275.00

Mauries, Patrick
LINE VAUTRIN
London: Thames and Hudson, 1992

First edition. Square octavo. 112 pp; full of color photographs. Cloth with dustjacket. Near Fine/Near Fine, a clean, unmarked copy in unblemished jacket.
Inventory number #014266



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: None


Price:
$50.00

Newton, Charles Manfred
A Barrel of Diamonds
NY: Privately published, 1980

Limited edition of 510 copies, signed by the author. Quarto. 87 pp; [8] leaves of color plates. Pale green cloth with brown leather gilt title label on the spine. VG, no inscriptions or markings; minimal soil to fore edges. Number 489 of 510 copies.
Inventory number #014265



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$20.00

Culff, Robert
Playbook for The Children in the Wood
London: Pollock's Toy Theatres Ltd, 1972

Oblong quarto. [24] pp; four full-page color plates. Illustrated paper wraps. VG, an clean unmarked copy; small black smudge on back cover. Text in five languages - English, French, German, Italian and Dutch.
Inventory number #014264



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Fine
Jacket: Near Fine


Price:
$275.00

Jones, Barbara
FOLLIES & GROTTOES
London: Constable, 1953

First edition. Octavo. xii, 264 pp; color title page (same as dustjacket), numerous b/w photographs & drawings; index. Purple cloth with silver-lettered spine in dustjacket. Fine/Near Fine, a bright, crisp unmarked copy, erratum slip tipped in; unclipped jacket has touch of wear to spine ends, slight creasing at top of front panel. Written and illustrated by the artist Barbara Mildred Jones (1912-1978). Jones studied Mural Decoration at the Royal College of Art - where she became part of that distinctive group of artists and illustrators of whom John Piper, Edward Bawden, Eric Ravilious and Edward Ardizzone are the best known. Barbara Jones had a lasting influence on the taste of her times with three of her books, including Follies and Grottoes. It developed an entirely new field for architectural and building historians, and led to the founding of an international society. Bookseller label from Holliday Bookshop affixed to rear board.
Inventory number #014262



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: New
Jacket: New


Price:
$75.00

Appleton, Marc
NEW CLASSICISTS: Appleton & Associates Architects
Mulgrave: Images Publishing, 2007

First edition. Large quarto. 256 pp; profuse color photographs; project list; bibliography. Cloth with dustjacket. Fine/Fine, a new, unused copy. Foreword by Witold Rybczynski. This monograph features fifteen residences designed and built by Appleton & Associates, Architects from 1987 to 2005. They are primarily in California, as well as houses in Telluride, CO, and in Martha's Vineyard, MA.
Inventory number #014260



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$15.00

Sheckley, Robert
FUTUROPOLIS
New York: A & W Visual Library, 1978

Square quarto. Unpaginated; 154 color & b/w illustrations. Paperback. VG, minor cover edgewear, a few light scratches on rear cover, minimal edgewear, faint spotting to upper corner of front flyleaf. This book features amazing cities of the future envisioned by a wide range of notable artists, writers, philosophers, architects and film makers - from Plato's Republic to modern science fiction. Included are the visions of Piero della Francesca and Buckminster Fuller, of Plato, George Orwell and Isaac Asimov, of Fritz Lang, of Breughel and Druillet, and many more. They are not all science fiction and fantasy, however; a number of these visions already exist.
Inventory number #014259



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


Price:
$75.00

Maher, James T.
THE TWILIGHT OF SPLENDOR: Chronicles of the Age of American Palaces
Boston: Little, Brown, 1975

First edition. Octavo. 453 pp; b/w illustrations; index. Cloth with dustjacket. Near Fine/VG, a clean, tight, unmarked copy; unclipped jacket lightly rubbed with minor color loss on front panel, edges lightly worn, abraded area at top of front flap most likely caused by removal of address label. The author presents five opulent private houses built in the U.S. between WWI and the Depression. They are Whitemarsh Hall (Philadelphia), Ca' d'Zan (Sarasota, FL), Vizcaya (Miami), San Marino (San Marino, CA), and Shadow Lawn (West Long Branch, NJ).
Inventory number #014258



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


Price:
$65.00

Port, M.H., editor
The Houses of Parliament
New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1976

First edition. Quarto. xxi, 347 pp; frontispiece "Gothic Lily" wall paper, printed by hand by John Penny Ltd from the original wood blocks, 11 color plates, 208 b/w illustrations, 3 tables; appendices; notes; index. Cloth with dustjacket. Near Fine/VG, a clean, unmarked copy; jacket lightly chipped at top of spine and one corner.
Inventory number #014257



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


Price:
$150.00

Strong, Roy, Marcus Binney & John Harris [Inscribed by John Harris]
The Destruction of the Country House 1875-1975
London: Thames and Hudson, 1974

First edition. Octavo. 192 pp; 383 b/w photographs; lists of houses destroyed, in England, Scotland and Wales. Cloth with dustjacket. VG/VG, a clean copy with no markings, page edges slightly toned, front & rear free endpapers toned opposite jacket flaps (as usual); price-clipped jacket has light edgewear. On half title page - "Inscribed by the author, for Francis, with whom he is so often in architectural accord! John Harris"
Inventory number #014256



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$45.00

Dolkart, Andrew Scott
THE TEXTURE OF TRIBECA: An Illustrated History
NY: Tribeca Community Association, 1989

First edition. Oblong quarto. 59, [5] pp; numerous b/w photographs of buildings. Tan illustrated wraps with dark brown lettering on cover. VG, slight tear at top edge near spine, cover shows light soil, text is clean with marks in the book.
Inventory number #014255



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$75.00

Pullman Rail Car
Pullman Accommodations
Chicago: Pullman Company, 1939

Octavo. [28] pp, full of b/w illustrations, printed in green and black throughout. Stapled wraps with covers printed in green, black & white. VG, light edgewear, slight creasing to covers. This booklet features the various accommodations available in Pullman rail cars, along with the cost of each. Accommodations include upper berth, lower berth, roomette, duplex room, bed room, new compartment, new drawing room, master room, and tourist class accommodations. Also shown are the parlor car, lounge car, observation car, restaurant car, women's dressing room, and men's dressing room.
Inventory number #014248



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$50.00

Ephemera
Binoculars and How to Choose Them
Rochester, NY: Bausch & Lomb Optical Co., 1954

Oblong octavo. 28 pp; full of b/w illustrations. Illustrated blue stiff card wraps with yellow lettering. VG, a clean & unmarked copy, pages gently creased. Back cover - G-19, 35, September '54. This pamphlet is part informational, part sales catalogue. The first half of the book explains terms & gives advice of choosing a pair of binoculars, along with useful diagrams. The second half provides photos and specifications for several models, along with prices. WorldCat lists 3 editions but not this one.
Inventory number #014247



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$60.00

[Trade Catalogue] Furniture Cane or Reed Samples
1930s John Duer & Sons Baltimore Chair Cane Reed & Webbing Sample Card
Baltimore, MD: John Duer & Sons, n.d.

no date. ca. 1930s. The 9"x4" sample card contains 9 cane or reed samples, and two samples of cane webbing. Blue printed stiff card; cane & reed samples are held by elastic cord, and cane webbing samples are glued to the card. VG, corners lightly bumped, light wear.
Inventory number #014243



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$125.00

Trade Catalogue
DECORATIVE LIGHTING
NY: Bryant Park Electric Lamp Company, n.d.

ca. 1920's. Octavo. 7 pp plus covers; 48 color samples mounted. Illustrated stapled paper wrappers. VG, a clean, unmarked copy, covers have minimal wear.
Inventory number #014241