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Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$12.50

Sembach, Klaus-Jurgen
STYLE 1930: Elegance and Sophistication in Architecture, Design, Fashion, Graphics, and Photography
NY: Universe Books, 1972

Small quarto. 175 pp; 8 color & 118 b/w plates; biographies; notes on the plates. Paperback bound in printed wrappers. VG, a clean, unmarked copy; covers show light edgewear.
Inventory number #013358



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


Price:
$30.00

Aslet, Clive
THE AMERICAN COUNTRY HOUSE
New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1990

Large octavo. vii, 302 pp; 275 color & b/w illustrations; index. Cloth with dustjacket. Near Fine/Near Fine. This book describes the great country estates built from the end of the Civil War until 1940. These houses were an attempt to import aristocratic, architectural prototypes from Europe, but ended up being more American in their opulence and technology than one would expect.
Inventory number #013354



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: None


Price:
$75.00

Van Pelt, Garrett
OLD ARCHITECTURE OF SOUTHERN MEXICO
Cleveland: J. H. Jansen, 1926

First edition. Small folio. 124 pages of b/w photographs. Brown cloth with black lettering on cover and spine. VG, a clean, unmarked copy, faint foxing on a few pp; light wear to spine ends & corners, covers show light soil. The book is full of illustrations of buildings and architectural features including gates, fountains, doorways, walls, roofs, patios, stairways, street scenes, balconies, churches, window grilles, courtyards, of the area around Mexico City, Guadalajara, Cuernavaca, Guanajuato, Colima, and southward to Oaxaca, Mitla.
Inventory number #013323



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$15.00

Benjamin, Asher
THE AMERICAN BUILDER'S COMPANION or, A System of Architecture Particularly Adapted to the Present Style of Building
NY: Dover, 1969

Reprint. Quarto. ix + 114 pp of text; 70 plates, containing over 375 figures. Paperback. VG, light wear to corners. A reprint of the sixth & final edition (1827), with a new introduction by William Morgan. This is the first edition of a work by Asher Benjamin to offer "Grecian architecture," and the real starting point of the Greek Revival in New England. This edition is augmented by nine additional plates on handrails for circular stairs and Grecian architecture.
Inventory number #013322



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: None


Price:
$250.00

Bolton, Arthur T.
The Architecture of ROBERT & JAMES ADAM (1758-1794)
London: Country Life, 1922

First edition. Two volumes. Folio. xvi, 344 pp; xiii, 361, 92, viii pp; profusely illustrated with b/w photographs, site & floor plans and elevations; appendices; index. Green cloth with gilt spine titles and raised profile portrait in gilt on front of both boards, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. VG, bookplate on front pastedown of both vols, else unmarked, minor foxing on preliminary pp, covers grubby & spines darkened, spine ends & corners lightly worn, scattered white (bleached?) spots on both vols. Vol. 2 - short tear at base of spine & bumped corners. This important comprehensive study of the work of Robert Adam and his brother James remains an essential reference for those interested in the architecture and decoration of the period. The initial chapters comprise a brief biography of the brothers and a critical analysis of their style and ideas, followed by all their principal works.
Inventory number #013321



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


Price:
$300.00

Turner, Laurence. Intro. by Arthur T. Bolton
DECORATIVE PLASTERWORK IN GREAT BRITAIN
London: Country Life, 1927

First edition. Folio. xxxviii, 271 pp; 348 photographs & drawings. Original gilt-decorated red cloth, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt with dustjacket. Near Fine/VG, a crisp, unmarked copy; jacket has small loss of base of spine & a few short edge tears, shows light soil. A comprehensive illustrated survey of British decorative plasterwork from 1509 to the start of the French revolution in 1789. Includes the work of Inigo Jones, Christopher Wren, Grinling Gibbons, Robert & James Adam, and many others.
Inventory number #013320



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good+


Price:
$25.00

Wilson, Richard Guy, Dianne Pilgrim & Richard Murray
THE AMERICAN RENAISSANCE 1876-1917
NY: Brooklyn Museum, 1979

Quarto. 232 pp; 156 b/w & color illustrations, including a few folding plates; illustrated catalogue of the exhibition; index. Paperback. VG+, a clean, unmarked copy, bottom corner on rear cover gently creased. An important exhibition of this period between the Centennial Exposition and the end of World War I.
Inventory number #013315



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


Price:
$75.00

Goodwin, Philip
ROOFTREES or the Architectural History of an American Family
Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott, 1933

First edition. Quarto. 71 text pages accompanied by 64 full-page photographs & 17 scaled drawings of architectural details, floor plans & plot plans. Two-toned cloth. VG, a crisp, unmarked copy; jacket has large chip on back panel (2.5" x 5"), and two smaller edge chips on front cover, spine sunned with small loss to ends & moderate rubbing to edges. This book features the residential architecture of Francis and Philip Goodwin; Goodwin Bullard & Woolsey; McKim, Mead and White; and Delano & Aldrich, executed from 1632 to 1932 for ten generations of the Goodwin family.
Inventory number #013312



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


Price:
$20.00

Hammond, Ralph
ANTE-BELLUM MANSIONS OF ALABAMA
NY: Bonanza, 1951

Reprint. Quarto. 196 pp; numerous b/w photographs, floor plans. Cloth in dustjacket. VG/VG, a clean, unmarked copy; jacket lightly rubbed, light edgewear incl. small loss at head of spine The author personally visited and studied over 300 ante-bellum mansions in Alabama; he selected the fifty finest antebellum houses to feature here.
Inventory number #013310



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


Price:
$300.00

Day, Frank Miles
AMERICAN COUNTRY HOUSES OF TODAY
NY: Architectural Book Publishing Co., 1912

First edition. Quarto. viii text plus 183 pp of b/w photographs, sketches & floor plans, printed on one side only. Original publisher's green cloth with gilt titles on cover & spine, top edge gilt. VG, bookplate on front pastedown, several pp have small image loss due to adhesion of coated stock, spine & top edge sunned, spine gilt dulled, remnants of old spine label. Binding tight. The book features country houses in PA, NY, Chicago and Boston. The first volume in a series of eight volumes devoted to American country houses, each edited by a well-known architect.
Inventory number #013309



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


Price:
$125.00

Harris, Eileen
BRITISH ARCHITECTURAL BOOKS AND WRITERS 1556-1785
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1990

First edition. Quarto. 571 pp; addenda; index. Cloth with dustjacket. VG+/VG, a clean, unmarked copy; back cover of jacket toned. This is the first account of architectural books printed in Britain.
Inventory number #013299



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: None


Price:
$40.00

Cooke, Robert [Signed]
WEST COUNTRY HOUSES: An illustrated account of some country houses and their owners, in the counties of Bristol, Gloucester, Somerset, and Wiltshire. Being also a guide to domestic architecture from the reign of Henry II to Victoria
Clifton, Bristol: The Author, 1957

First edition. Quarto. 183 pp; 319 b/w photographs. Gilt-lettered blue cloth, top edge gilt. VG, a clean, unmarked copy, spine lightly sunned. Inscribed on title page to J.I.M. Stewart.
Inventory number #013290



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: None


Price:
$150.00

Tuttle, Maria & Marcus Binney
WINFIELD HOUSE
London: Thames & Hudson, 2008

First edition. Folio. 171 pp plus 4 gatefolds; 149 color & 27 b/w illustrations. Cloth with color photo inset on front & back covers, no jacket, as issued. VG+, a clean, unmarked copy, tiny bump to one corner. Winfield House, a beautiful home set in twelve acres of Regent's Park in London, was built in 1936-37 by the Woolworth heiress Barbara Hutton. After World War II she gave it to the United States government for use as the official residence of the American Ambassador to the Court of St. James.
Inventory number #013289



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


Price:
$100.00

Wright, Richardson, ed.
LOW COST SUBURBAN HOMES: A Book of Suggestions for the Man with the Moderate Purse
NY: Robert M. McBride & Company, 1916

Small quarto. 120 pp; b/w photographs & floorplans throughout. Green cloth with white-lettered cover & spine. VG, spine lettering rubbed off. Interiors & exteriors of houses by architects including Dwight James Baum, Caretto & Forster, Ralph Adams Cram, Aymar Embury II, Myron Hunt & Elmer Grey, Murphy & Dana, C.E. Schermerhorn, Frank Lloyd Wright.
Inventory number #013275



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: None


Price:
$150.00

Kelsey, Albert
Programme et regles du second concours : en vue du choix d'un architecte, pour la construction du phare monumental que les nations du monde erigeront dans la Republique Dominicaine a la memoire de Christophe Colomb
[Washington, DC]: L'Union Pan-Americaine, 1931

Small folio, 187 pp; numerous color & b/w illustrations, 2 fold-out plans. Text in French. Original dark green cloth with gilt-stamped cover, ribbon marker. Clean copy with no markings, minimal rubbing to corner tips, a few small white marks on back cover. Also published in Spanish and English editions. Program and rules of the second competition for the selection of an architect for the monumental lighthouse which the nations of the world will erect in the Dominican Republic to the memory of Christopher Columbus. Submissions by Tony Garnier, Howe & Lescaze, Konstantin Melnikov, many others. Approximately 455 design entries were juried in two stages, in Madrid and Sao Paulo. Joseph Lea Gleave, a British architecture student, was awarded first prize in 1930. The monument was not built until 1992.
Inventory number #013249



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: None


Price:
$750.00

Forster, Frank J.
COUNTRY HOUSES: The Work of Frank J. Forster
NY: William Helburn, 1931

First edition. Small folio. 183 plates, illustrated with b/w photographs, drawings and floor plans. Original maroon cloth with gilt lettering. VG+, a clean, unmarked copy; spine ends & corners lightly rubbed, binding a bit loose. Frank J. Forster (1886-1948) specialized in country houses. His early designs were in an English picturesque style, but after 1924 he became the nation's leading exponent of the rustic, farmhouse-like buildings that he had seen during trips through the French countryside. Most of his houses were in the suburban environs of Connecticut, Westchester County, and Pennsylvania.
Inventory number #013248



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


Price:
$150.00

Vhay, A. L. Murphy & David Vhay
Architectural Byways in New Spain: Mexico. Photographs & measured drawings of doorways, windows, fountains, balconies, etc.
NY: Architectural Book Publishing Co, 1939

First edition. Quarto. x, 182 pp; profuse b/w photos & some measured drawings of doorways, windows, fountains, balconies, etc. Original royal blue cloth with yellow stamped lettering, wonderful patterned endpapers, in patterned dustjacket. VG+/VG, a clean, unmarked copy; jacket has 2" loss at head of spine, large chip at lower right corner, front flap detached but present, top edge lightly chipped with short edge tears.
Inventory number #013210



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


Price:
$50.00

Ford, Katherine Morrow & Thomas H. Creighton
THE AMERICAN HOUSE TODAY: 85 Notable Examples Selected and Evaluated
NY: Reinhold Publishing, 1954

Second printing. Quarto. iv, 239 pp; profusely illustrated with b/w photographs & plans; index. Red cloth with dustjacket. VG/VG, a clean, unmarked copy, bottom of spine starting to fray, small faded area at base of spine corresponding to 2 in. loss at base of jacket that extends a bit onto back cover. Drawing on examples from around the country, the authors discuss all aspects of the design of the modern house - the site, interior & exterior environment, space organization, construction & materials, aesthetics, lifestyle & activities of the occupants. First publishd in 1951.
Inventory number #013196



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


Price:
$125.00

Eberlein, Harold Donaldson & Roger Wearne Ramsdell
SMALL MANOR HOUSES AND FARMSTEADS IN FRANCE
Philadelphia / NY: J.B. Lippincott / The Architectural Record, 1926

First edition. Quarto. xx, 303 pp; color frontispiece, 253 b/w photographs & drawings; index. Original pictorial blue cloth with gilt lettering on cover & spine, top edge gilt, in dustjacket. Near Fine/VG, a tight, clean copy, former owner name, dated 1928 on front endpaper, else unmarked; uncommon jacket has small loss at top & bottom of spine, edges of spine partially split, with some loss.
Inventory number #013180



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


Price:
$15.00

Fleming, John
ROBERT ADAM and his Circle in Edinburgh and Rome
Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1962

First edition. Octavo. xxi, 393pp; 93 b/w illustrations & 14 text figures; appendix; list of manuscripts quoted; notes; index. Blue cloth with dustjacket. Near Fine/VG, a tight, clean, unmarked copy; price-clipped jacket has minimal edgewear with one small edge tear. Based on several hundred letters written by Robert and James Adam from Italy, this book provides an intimate account of the development of Robert Adam. Beginning in early 18th C. Edinburgh when William Adam, Robert's father, was the leading Scottish architect, it follows Robert to Italy and then to London & the setting up of his practice. It also provides a fascinating account of artistic and social life in Rome, Florence, Naples, and Venice through the eyes of a sharp-witted Scot.
Inventory number #013176