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Binding: Softcover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$40.00

Darnell, Victor C.
A Directory of American Bridge-Building Companies: 1840-1900
Washington, DC: Society for Industrial Archeology, 1984

Quarto. 110 pp; b/w illustratrions; bibliography; index. Paperback. VG, a clean, unmarked copy; light creasing to corners, light soiling, dynamo label with title affixed to spine.
Inventory number #013955



Binding: Softcover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$20.00

Walker, Harry Leslie
The Parish Churches of England
Bethlehem, PA: Chapman Slate Co., 1930

No. 1, May 1930. Quarto. 16 pp; profuse b/w photographs by the author. Stapled wraps. VG, a clean, unmarked copy; staples rusted, middle spread (pp 7-10) detached but present. The first in a series of monographs prepared for architects and others interested in the building of churches. Chapman Slate Co. was founded when William Chapman, an Englishman, discovered slate deposits in PA in 1850. This monograph shows the beauty of English parish churches with their stone roofs.
Inventory number #013954



Binding: Softcover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$15.00


Technological Innovation and the Decorative Arts. An Exhibition at the Hagley Museum
Wilmington, DE: Hagley Museum & The Henry Francis Du Pont Winterthur Museum, 1973

Octavo. 80 pp; b/w illustrations. Illustrated paperback. VG, a clean, unmarked copy; light edgewear & minor soiling. This is the catalogue for an exhibition at the Hagley Museum cosponsored by the Henry Francis Du Pont Winterthur Museum.
Inventory number #013953



Binding: Softcover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$30.00

Helick, R. Martin
The Regent System of Townhouse Variations
Pittsburgh: Regent Graphic Services, 1969

Quarto. Unpaginated, full of measured drawings. Stiff plastic covers with comb binding. VG, A clean, unmarked copy; covers clean. A collection of forty townhouse floorplans.
Inventory number #013952



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$20.00


L'OEIL: Revue d'Art Mensuelle. No. 443 juillet/aout 1992
Lausanne, Switzerland: La Nouvelle Sedo S.A., 1992

12" x 9.25". 92 pp; color & b/w illustrations. Softcover. A very good copy with no internal markings; covers VG with minimal edge wear. This issue features Les Arts a Montpellier, with articles on Frederic Bazille, Alfred Bruyas, La collection Frederic Sabatier d'Espeyran, Le Corum, Le Musee Atger, and other subjects.
Inventory number #013949



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: None


Price:
$2000.00

Racinet, A.
L'ORNEMENT POLYCHROME
Paris: Librairie de Firmin-Didot, 1888

Two volumes in folio. 220 chromolithographs showing upwards of 4000 motifs, each plate followed by one or more leaves of descriptive text. Text in French. Volume I, second series, 60 pp plus 100 chromolithographs; Volume II, fifth series (the complete edition), 120 chromolithographs. Uniformly bound in three-quarter calf with five raised bands, gilt titles, and buckram boards. Both volumes have discrete catalog numbers inked on half title pp; volume I has a white number painted on heel of spine, no other markings. Both volumes were rebound/repaired at some point: marbled endpapers were glued down to fresh endpapers and incorporated into the binding that was reinforced with cloth inner hinges. Board corners are moderately chipped. Volume II has a split at plate 60, exposing the heavy cord used in the binding but is stable. Volume I has some top corner damp staining in the prelims that only lightly touches the top margin of the first plate; otherwise volume I plates are clean and bright with some light toning overall and occasional thin lines of dust darkening on lower margins. Volume II plates are clean and bright with trace toning to paper. Both volumes, while stable, exhibit wear to the leather and rubbing to the hinges, volume I has a pull tear to the crown, and volume II has some light loss to the heel and a crack on the upper front hinge. Auguste Racinet (1825-1893) began working on L'Ornement Polychrome in 1869. In production for nearly two decades, the immense project resulted in a spectacular work that showcases specific decorative and ornamental pattern work, reflecting a broad range of historical periods. Design elements illustrated were taken from historic fabrics, frescos, illuminated manuscripts, mosaics, and architectural elements from diverse time periods and world cultures. Racinet intended for it to be used for practical inspiration among contemporary designers and decorators. His concise and expert editing served to clearly identify large movements of art history and decorative arts.
Inventory number #013948



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

Belasco, Warren James
Americans on the Road: From Autocamp to Motel, 1910-1945
Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1981

First paperback edition. Octavo. ix, 212 pp; numerous b/w illustrations; notes; bibliographical guide; index. Paperback. VG, a clean, unmarked copy, minimal edgewear.
Inventory number #013944



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


Price:
$15.00

Lovett, Charlie
The Bookman's Tale: A Novel of Obsession
NY: Viking, 2013

First printing. Octavo. 352 pp. Hardcover with dustjacket. Near Fine/Near Fine, a clean, unmarked copy; unclipped jacket glossy & bright, with short slit in center of back panel. A mysterious portrait ignites an antiquarian bookseller's search through time and the works of Shakespeare for his lost love.
Inventory number #013943



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


Price:
$25.00

Adams, Henry
Tom and Jack: The Intertwined Lives of Thomas Hart Benton and Jackson Pollock
NY: Bloomsbury Press, 2009

First printing. Octavo. 405 pp; illustrated with 16 pp of color photographs & several b/w photographs; appendices; bibliography; index. Hardcover with dustjacket. Near Fine/Near Fine, a clean, unmarked copy; unclipped jacket has minimal crease at top edge. Well-illustrated biography of the close relationship between Jackson Pollock and Thomas Hart Benton dating from Pollock's earliest days in New York.
Inventory number #013942



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$95.00


Rooms P.S. 1 June 9 - 26, 1976
NY: Institute for Art and Urban Resources, 1977

Quarto. 127 pp; profuse b/w photographs, text; index. Illustrated paper wraps. VG, a clean, unmarked copy;
Inventory number #013941



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$15.00

Darton, Eric
Divided We Stand: A Biography of New York's World Trade Center - Advance Uncorrected Proof
NY: Basic Books, 2000

Advance Uncorrected Proof. Octavo. 229 pp; several b/w illustrations. Tan paper wrapper. VG, a clean, unmarked copy, covers show minor soiling, occasional edge wear.
Inventory number #013940



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


Price:
$15.00

Carter, Jimmy / Signed
Turning Point: A Candidate, a State, and a Nation Come of Age
NY: Times Books, 1992

Second printing. Octavo. 223 pp; illustrated with 16 pp of b/w photographs; index. Cloth-backed boards with dustjacket. Near Fine/Near Fine, a crisp, unmarked copy, tiny brown spot at top edge of front cover; unclipped jacket with minimal edgewear. Signed "J Carter" with black felt tip pen on first blank page.
Inventory number #013938



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$15.00

Constantine, Mildred & Arthur Drexler
THE PACKAGE
NY: Museum of Modern Art, 1959

Octavo. 39 pp; full of b/w photgraphs. Stapled illustrated wraps. VG, a clean, unmarked copy; covers have light rubbing & edge wear, 1" slit at base of spine, which has small nick. An early exhibition of package design, both re-usable and disposable. Checklist of 142 objects, with 53 objects, each described & illustrated with b/w photo.
Inventory number #013937



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


Price:
$60.00

Jackson, Charles James
An Illustrated History of English Plate, Ecclesiastical and Secular - Two Volumes
NY: Dover Publications, 1969

Reprint of the original 1911 edition. Two volumes. Quarto. xxxviii, x, 1085 pp; color frontispiece; 76 b/w plates & 1506 b/w illustrations; index. Cloth with dustjackets. Near Fine/VG, a clean, unmarked copy; price-clipped jackets have light edgewear, spine of Volume 1 slightly faded, small chip at top. A comprehensive study of ecclesiastical and secular English plate describing the development of form and decoration in the silver and gold work of the British Isles, from the earliest known examples to the latest of the Georgian Period.
Inventory number #013934



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$30.00

Pittsburgh, PA
The Spotlight : Hotel Roosevelt
Pittsburgh: Publications International, 1951

First edition. Quarto. [58] pp; profuse b/w illustrations, including advertisements. Illustrated board covers with plastic comb binding. VG, a clean, unmarked copy; covers in good shape. The Hotel Roosevelt, built in 1927 at the corner of Penn Ave & Sixth St in Pittsburgh, PA is now the Roosevelt Arms Apartments. This book for guests at the Hotel Roosevelt (named for Theodore Roosevelt) provides a great guide to Pittsburgh in 1951-52 - maps, things to do, local industries, etc.
Inventory number #013932



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: None


Price:
$150.00

Macartney, Mervyn E.
Recent English Domestic Architecture: Being a Special Issue of The Architectural Review
London: The Architectural Review, n.d.

Volume 5. Quarto. 200 pp; xxviii pp of advertisements; color frontispiece, profuse b/w photographs & floor plans; list of architects & houses, index of advertisers. Original dark green buckram with gilt-lettered cover & spine. VG, former name, dated 1913, on front free endpaper, else an unmarked copy, front & rear endpapers toned; top edge a bit dusty, minor wear to one corner. This volume includes the work of forty-four British architects, including John Belcher & J.J. Joass, Reginald Blomfield, Buckland & Haywood-Farmer, F.S. Chesterton, Harold Falkner, H.S. Goodhart-Rendel, Ernest Newton, Barry Parker & Raymond Unwin, Clough Williams-Ellis, and many others
Inventory number #013931



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: None


Price:
$150.00

Macartney, Mervyn E.
Recent English Domestic Architecture: Being a Special Issue of The Architectural Review 1908
London: The Architectural Review, 1908

Quarto. 200 pp; xlii pp of advertisements; profuse b/w photographs & floor plans; list of architects, list of houses, index of advertisers. Text in English, French & German. Expertly rebound in dark green buckram with gilt-lettered spine, new endpapers. Lacks first two pp of advertisments (i, ii). VG, an unmarked copy, minor soil on first and last pp; binding solid & tight. This volume includes the work of fifty British architects, including Detmar Blow & Fernand Billerey; E. Guy Dawber; Ernest Gimson, R.S. Lorimer, Edwin Lutyens, C.F.A. Voysey, Fairfax B. Wade, Edward Warren, and many others
Inventory number #013930



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$15.00

Drexler, Arthur & Greta Daniel
Introduction to Twentieth Century Design from the Collection of The Museum of Modern Art
NY: Museum of Modern Art, 1959

Small quarto. 94 pp; 132 objects, all illustrated in b/w and described. Stiff pictorial wraps. VG, a clean, unmarked copy, minor cover soil, bottom corner gently bumped. An important survey of 20th century design from MOMA's collection; at least half from the 1950's. It includes chairs, lighting, industrial design, kitchenware, tableware, and crafts.
Inventory number #013929



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$15.00

Lowry, Bates
Muse or Ego : Salon and Independent Artists of the 1880's : 75th anniversary Exhibition
Claremont, CA: Pomona College Gallery, 1963

Second printing. Small quarto. 51 pp; [27] b/w illustrations. Stiff pictorial wraps. VG, faint scattered foxing on rear free endpaper & inside rear cover, light edgewear. Exhibition catalogue with 71 works.
Inventory number #013928