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Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$25.00

Mackie, B. Allan
Building with Logs
Prince George, British Columbi: Self Published, 1976

Fifth edition. Oblong folio (9.5" x 12.5"). 76 pp; numerous b/w diagrams, measured drawings & plans, b/w photos. Illustrated card covers with comb binding. VG, a clean, unmarked copy, residue from removal of price label on title page, covers show light edgewear. A detailed guide to building a log cabin, from financing, designing, selecting & preparing logs, to fireplaces, wiring, and finishing touches. OCLC locates 38 editions published between 1971 and 2001.
Inventory number #013962



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$35.00

Steinman, D.B.
BRIDGES
NY: D.B. Steinman, 1947

First edition. Small folio. 22 pp; b/w photographs; partial list of bridges built by Steinman. Illustrated wraps. VG, a clean, unmarked copy; covers lightly creased, light edgewear. David Barnard Steinman (1887-1960) designed more than 400 bridges world-wide, including Thailand, England, Portugal, Italy, Brazil, Haiti, Puerto Rico, Canada, Korea, Iraq and Pakistan. Many were in the New York city area, including the Henry Hudson, George Washington, Triborough, Bronx-Whitestone, and Marine Parkway bridges. The Hell Gate Arch Bridge (1911-1917) over the East River represents a triumph of modern engineering. This monograph features fourteen bridges.
Inventory number #013961



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$15.00

May, Ralph
Among Old Portsmouth Houses
Boston: Self-published, 1946

Octavo. 39 pp plus 10 pp of b/w photographs. Stiff card covers. VG, a clean, unmarked copy; a few tiny brown spots on front cover, minor soiling along edges. Inscribed by author on half-title page.
Inventory number #013959



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$15.00

Downs, Joseph
The Greek Revival in the United States. A Special Loan Exhibition
NY: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1943

Quarto (10" x 7.5"). [48] pp; 67 b/w photographs. Illustrated stapled wraps. VG, a clean, unmarked copy internally; covers show light soil. Catalogue of an early loan exhibition with b/w photos of 67 items ranging from drawings & photos of buildings & architectural details, paintings, sculpture, furniture, porcelain vases, cast-iron stove, lighting, etc.
Inventory number #013958



Binding: Softcover
Condition: Good+


Price:
$15.00

Schneider, Norman H.
Wiring Houses for the Electric Light with special reference to Low Voltage Battery Systems
NY / London: Spon & Chamberlain / E. & F.N. Spon, Ltd., 1924

Second edition revised & enlarged. Twelvemo (7" x 5"). viii, 112 pp; 9 plates, 45 figures. Paperback. Good+, an unmarked copy; acidic cover with edge chips, spine torn in several places, top corner of last 30 pp creased, light soil. The Model Library series, No. 33.
Inventory number #013957



Binding: Softcover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$15.00

Kelsey, Charles B.
Furniture: Its Selection and Use. 18th report of the National Committee on Wood Utilization
Washington, DC: United States Government Printing Office, 1931

Octavo. 115 pp; 48 diagrams & b/w photographs; glossary of furniture terms. Paperback. VG, an unmarked copy; covers toned with light edgewear, small loss at spine ends.
Inventory number #013956



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