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


Price:
$15.00

Israel, Andrea; Pamela Mitchell
Taking Tea: The Essential Guide to Brewing, Serving, and Entertaining with Teas from Around the World
NY: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1987

First edition. Square quarto. 144 pp; color photographs throughout. Cloth with dustjacket. VG/VG, small tea stain! on bottom edges, else a clean, unmarked copy; unclipped jacket with small tear at base of spine. A very attractive book featuring the origins of tea drinking in countries around the world, as well as indigenous tea foods for those countries, including Africa, the Caribbean, China, France, India, Japan, Morocco, Russia, and of course England.
Inventory number #014420



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


Price:
$40.00

Chamberlain, Samuel & Narcissa Chamberlain
Southern Interiors of Charleston, South Carolina
NY: Hastings House, 1956

First edition. Large quarto. 172 pp; color frontispiece & hundreds of b/w photographs; list of houses illustrated. Dark blue cloth with gilt lettering in dustjacket. Near Fine/VG, a crisp, unmarked copy; unclipped jacket with light edgewear. Still one of the best photographic books of the interiors of Charleston's historic homes. Photographs by the noted photographer Samuel Chamberlain, and text by Narcissa Chamberlain, his wife.
Inventory number #014419



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good+
Jacket: None


Price:
$150.00

Wood, David Michael
The Pattern Book of Upholstery
NY: Bauer and Dean Publishers, 2012

Quarto. 272 pp; over 200 specially commissioned hand-drawn illustrations of classic upholstery models. Appendices on fabric selection and standard measurements, a glossary, and index. Cloth spine with paper covered boards. VG+, front cover sunned along edges, else a clean, unmarked copy. There is nothing available in the book market that provides the range of examples of well-proportioned and designed pieces that this volume does. The author and editor feature a rounded selection of types from which designers can draw inspiration or simply choose a style to replicate.
Inventory number #014418



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Near Fine
Jacket: None


Price:
$150.00

[Hadley, Albert] Exhibition Catalog
Albert Hadley: Drawings and the Design Process
NY: New York School of Interior Design, 2004

Quarto. 175 pp full of color & b/w drawings by Hadley from throughout his career, starting with his student days at Parsons. Spiral bound in illustrated boards. Near Fine, a clean, unmarked copy. The homage includes Hadley's profile and appreciations of his methods contributed by six of the many designers he has mentored: Mario Buatta, David Anthony Easton, Mariette Himes Gomez, Thomas Jayne, Bunny Williams, and the late Mark Hampton.
Inventory number #014417



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


Price:
$35.00

Editors of House & Garden
House & Garden's Best in Decoration
NY: Conde Nast Books / Random House, 1987

First edition. Quarto. 303 pp; lavish color photographs; index. Cloth with dustjacket. Near Fine/VG, a crisp, unmarked copy in unclipped jacket. This book features designers and their clients, as well as designers at home. Includes Benjamin Baldwin, Mica Ertegun, Suzie Frankfurt, Albert Hadley, William Hodgins, Juan Pablo Molyneux, Renzo Mongiardino, Sister Parish, John Saladino, Stephen Sills, John Stefanidis & others.
Inventory number #014416



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


Price:
$100.00

Corbett, Patricia
Verdura: The Life and Work of a Master Jeweler
NY: Harry N. Abrams, 2002

First edition. Quarto. 224 pp; 182 color & 56 b/w illustrations. Cloth with dustjacket. Near Fine/Near Fine, a clean, unmarked copy; jacket shows light wear. Since the mid-20th century, Sicilian duke turned jewelry designer Fulco di Verdura has fashioned neo-Baroque jewelry which has become a status symbol. Verdura's patrons included Wallis Simpson, Marlene Dietrich, Greta Garbo, and Diana Vreeland.
Inventory number #014414



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


Price:
$85.00

Bray, Elizabeth Irvine
Paul Flato: Jeweler to the Stars
Woodbridge, Suffolk: Antique Collectors Club, 2010

First edition. Large quarto, 222 pp; profuse color & b/w photographs; bibliography; index. Gilt-lettered gray cloth with dustjacket. Near Fine/VG, a clean, unmarked copy; jacket clean & bright, only blemish is small tear & light creasing at base of spine. Texas-born Paul Flato (1900-1999), known as Hollywood's first celebrity jeweler, designed jewelry for a total of six films, including Holiday (1938) with Katherine Hepburn. Financial difficulties landed Flato in Sing Sing in the mid-forties; he returned to designing jewelry after his release, albeit less expensive pieces. In 1970 he opened a jewelry shop in Mexico & lived there for two decades. This is the first monograph of Flato's work.
Inventory number #014413



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Fine
Jacket: Fine


Price:
$50.00

Simpson, Jeffrey
Rose Cumming : Design Inspiration : Dessin Fournir Collections
NY: Rizzoli, 2012

First edition. Large quarto. 224 pp; profuse color photographs. Hardcover with dustjacket. Fine/Fine, a crisp copy with no inscriptions; jacket glossy with no wear. Rose Cumming was the most flamboyant of the "great lady decorators."
Inventory number #014412



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


Price:
$85.00

Petkanas, Christopher
Parish-Hadley: Sixty Years of American Design
Boston: Little, Brown, 1995

First edition. Quarto. 181 pp; profusely illustrated mainly in color. Cloth with dustjacket. VG/VG, a clean, unmarked copy, small ding to top edge, unclipped jacket with a few short edge tears. Two of America's most celebrated interior decorators - Sister Parish (who died in 1994) and Albert Hadley (died in 2012) - reveal the secrets of their unique style.
Inventory number #014411



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


Price:
$85.00

Hicks, David
David Hicks on Home Decoration
NY: World Publishing, 1972

First American edition. Quarto. 168 pp; full of color & b/w photographs. Cloth with dustjacket. Near Fine/VG, price-clipped jacket with light wear.
Inventory number #014410



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


Price:
$80.00

Harris, Eileen
The Genius of Robert Adam: His Interiors
New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2001

Quarto. 378 pp; profusely illustrated in color and b/w; floor plans; bibliography; index. Cloth with dustjacket. Near Fine/VG, a clean, unmarked copy; jacket has light edgewear, tiny tear at top of spine. This book is the synthesis of architecture, planning and decoration that stands at the heart of Adam's achievement, as Harris shows in this elegantly illustrated book.
Inventory number #014408



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


Price:
$25.00

Costin, Lucinda
American Elegance: Classic and Contemporary Menus from Celebrated Hosts and Hostesses
NY: Abbeville Press, 1988

First edition. Square quarto. 246 pp; color photographs throughout. Red cloth with dustjacket, Near Fine/VG, a clean, unmarked copy; rear cover of jacket shows light scuffing. A fascinating book with menus and recipes contributed by well-known hosts and hostesses. It is illustrated with fine examples of American decorative arts from Winterthur's vast holdings, arranged in some of the museum's over 200 period rooms.
Inventory number #014407



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$10.00

Kerouac, Jack
Satori in Paris and Pic. Two Novels
NY: Grove Weidenfeld, 1988

Fourth printing. Octavo. 238 pp. Illustrated paperback. VG, a clean copy; edges show light wear. Satori is an autobiographical saga in which the protagonist goes to France to seek the origins of his surname. Satori is Japanese for "sudden awakening" or simply "kick in the eye." Kerouac's last novel, Pic, set in 1948, is narrated by 10-year-old Pictorial Review Jackson in the dialect of rural North Carolina.
Inventory number #014406



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$20.00

Breton, Andre. Edited by Mark Polizzotti
Andre Breton: Selections
Berkeley & Los Angeles: University of California Press, 2003

First edition. Octavo. 176 pp; frontispiece; chronology; bibliography. Paperback. VG, a clean, unmarked copy; lamination on spine ribbed. The inaugural volume in the 'Poets for the Millennium' series, this book offers the most comprehensive selection available in English of Andre Breton's poetry, along with a representative selection of his major prose writings. A number of the translations are published for the first time.
Inventory number #014405



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


Price:
$20.00

Grigson, Geoffrey
Wild Flowers in Britain
London: Collins, 1947

Fourth impression. Octavo. 47 pp; 12 color plates & 22 b/w illustrations. Paper-covered boards with dustjacket. VG/VG, a clean, unmarked copy; jacket wtih minor wear. Part of the 'Britain in Pictures' series.
Inventory number #014403



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


Price:
$10.00

Thomas, Robert McG., Jr. Edited by Chris Calhoun
52 McGs.: The Best Obituaries from Legendary New York Times Writer Robert McG. Thomas Jr.
NY: Scribner, 2001

First edition. Octavo. 192 pp; occasional b/w photograph. Cloth-backed hardcover with dustjacket. Near Fine/VG, a clean, unmarked copy; unclipped jacket slightly yellowed along top edge.
Inventory number #014398



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


Price:
$15.00

Trillin, Calvin
A Heckuva Job: More of the Bush Administration in Rhyme
NY: Random House, 2006

First edition. Twelvemo. 116 pp. Red paper-covered boards with gilt-lettered spine in dustjacket. Near Fine/VG, a crisp, unmarked copy; unclipped jacket with minor wear.
Inventory number #014395



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


Price:
$60.00

Core, Philip
CAMP: The Lie That Tells the Truth
London: Plexus, 1984

First printing. Quarto. 212 pp; illustrated with over 150 b/w photographs. Black cloth with gilt-stamped lettering on spine with dustjacket. VG/VG, attractive bookplate on front pastedown, binding cocked; unclipped jacket with minor wear. The author's personal definition of camp, seen from the inside. His witty depictions of more than two centuries of camp find it embodied in personalities and places, objects and artefacts. The title comes from Jean Cocteau, who said in Vanity Fair in 1922, "I am the lie that tells the truth."
Inventory number #014394



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


Price:
$35.00

Carmen, Arlene & Howard Moody
Working Women: The Subterranean World of Street Prostitution
NY: Harper & Row, 1985

First edition. Octavo. 208 pp. Cloth-backed boards with dustjacket. Near Fine/Near Fine, a crisp, tight copy with no inscriptions; unclipped jacket glossy with no visible wear.
Inventory number #014391



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


Price:
$20.00

Kyne, Peter B.
The Go-Getter: A Story That Tells You How to be One
NY: Cosmopolitan Book Corp, 1928

Early printing. Twelvemo. 62 pp. Cloth-backed boards with paper label with title/author on cover with dustjacket. VG/VG, inscribed on ffep, dated 1929, former owner on front pastedown under jacket flap; jacket has light wear. First published in 1921, this is a parable about a 'never-say-die' salesman who is given a challenge and succeeds.
Inventory number #014389