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Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Near Fine
Jacket: None


Price:
$275.00

White, Gleeson, editor
Practical Designing: A Handbook on the Preparation of Working Drawings
London: George Bell and Sons, 1893

First edition. Octavo. viii, 327 pp; [2] folded leaves of plates; b/w illustrations. Dark blue cloth decorated & lettered in gilt on cover and spine. Near Fine, a clean, unmarked copy internally; the covers are clean & gilt bright; touch of rubbing to edge of backstrip on rear cover & two tiny red dots on rear cover. Binding design by Gleeson White. A stellar copy. Scarce.
Inventory number #013591



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


Price:
$20.00

Rae, Isobel
CHARLES CAMERON: Architect to the Court of Russia
London: Elek Books, 1971

First edition. Quarto. 111 pp; 32 b/w illustrations; bibliography; index. Cloth with gilt-lettered spine with dustjacket. VG/VG, small spot of tape residue on front flyleaf, else an unmarked copy; jacket shows moderate wear with small tear & creases to fore edge, top corner & spine ends lightly chipped. Illustrated biography of the Scottish architect who became the favorite designer of Catherine the Great.
Inventory number #013484



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


Price:
$30.00

Sillem, Anthony
The Barrow in Newport Court. A memoir of the rare book Trade
Hastings, East Sussex: Hungry Hornet Press, 2011

First edition. Octavo. xii, 154 pp. Black cloth with silver-lettered spine in dustjacket. VG/VG, gift inscription to bookseller Jack Nessel on front flyleaf, otherwise unmarked, binding tight; jacket shows minor waviness at top edge.
Inventory number #013473



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$60.00

Paris. Centre Georges Pompidou. Catalog by Pontus Hulten et al.
Paris-Moscou, 1900-1930
Paris: Centre Georges Pompidou, 1979

First edition. Quarto. 580 pp; profuse b/w & color photographs; biographies & bibliographies. Text in French. Paperback. VG, rear corner of spine bumped, small edge tear, binding crack at pp 560, spine edge lightly rubbed, minor edgewear. No internal marks. Catalogue of an exhibition organized by the Ministry of Culture of the USSR and the Centre Georges Pompidou, and held at the Centre from May 31 to November 5, 1979.
Inventory number #013447



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: None


Price:
$150.00

Tracy, Berry B. & William H. Gerdts
CLASSICAL AMERICA 1815-1845: An Exhibition at The Newark Museum
Newark, NJ: Newark Museum, 1963

First edition. Quarto. 212 pp; 295 objects described, many with b/w photographs; bibliography. Cloth in very good+ condition. A crisp, unmarked copy; ;white covers arte clean & bright, spine a biy darkened. Major exhibition catalogue of American decorative and fine arts of this period, with many high-quality examples. Includes furniture, silver, ceramics, glass, wallpaper & textiles, lamps, stoves & clocks, as well as the fine arts.
Inventory number #013418



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


Price:
$15.00

Macknight, Nancy, ed.
DEAREST ANDREW: Letters from V. Sackville-West to Andrew Reiber 1951-1962
London: Michael Joseph, 1980

First edition. Octavo. 127 pp; illustrated with b/w photographs & drawings. Cloth with dustjacket. VG/VG, a clean, unmarked copy; unclipped jacket lightly foxed on reverse, short closed tear at top edge, edge of front flap creased.
Inventory number #013417



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: None


Price:
$125.00

Weaver, Lawrence, ed.
THE HOUSE AND ITS EQUIPMENT
NY: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1912

First edition. Quarto. 212 pp [12] pp; 235 b/w photographs, floor plans & diagrams; index. Gilt-lettered brick cloth, top edge gilt. VG, attractive bookplate on front pastedown, else an unmarked copy; spine darkened with 1.5 inch abrasion & water stain on lower half, spine extremities rubbed, top corners bumped.
Inventory number #013402



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: None


Price:
$45.00

French, Lillie Hamilton
THE HOUSE DIGNIFIED: Its Design, Its Arrangement and Its Decoration
NY: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1908

First edition. Small quarto. xiii, 157 pp; numerous b/w plates. Maroon cloth with gilt lettering & decoration, top edge gilt. VG copy.
Inventory number #013398



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: None


Price:
$250.00

Pennell, Elizabeth Robins
THE FEASTS OF AUTOLYCUS: The Diary of a Greedy Woman
London / NY: John Lane / Merriam Co., 1896

First edition. Octavo. 264 pp. Decorated cloth with gilt lettering on cover and spine, top edge gilt, deckled edge. VG, a clean, unmarked copy, a few pp uncut; top corners & base of spine bumped, spine gilt dulled. "These papers were first published in the 'Pall Mall Gazette, ' under the heading, 'Wares of Autolycus.'"
Inventory number #013394



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


Price:
$15.00

Battersby, Martin
THE DECORATIVE TWENTIES
NY: Walker and Company, 1969

First edition. Quarto. 213 pp; 210 illustrations, some in color; notes on illustrations; list of source books; index. Green cloth with dustjacket. VG/VG, a clean, unmarked copy; unclipped jacket shows minimal surface wear, slight toning at top edge. An illustrated survey of the interiors & furnishings, fashion & textiles, decorative & applied arts in France, England and America during the 1920s.
Inventory number #013330



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: 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: 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:
$25.00

Lees-Milne, James
TUDOR RENAISSANCE
London: B.T. Batsford Ltd., 1951

First edition. Octavo. viii, 152 pp; color frontispiece, 126 b/w illustrations (a few in color); index. Light gray cloth with gilt-lettered spine in dustjacket. VG+/VG, a clean, unmarked copy; unclipped jacket has lightly chipped spine ends & corners, extremities lightly rubbed.
Inventory number #013302



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: Near Fine
Jacket: None


Price:
$100.00

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. Near Fine, 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: Fine
Jacket: Near Fine


Price:
$95.00

Horvat, Frank & Catherine Join-Dieterle
De La Mode & Des Jardins: Au Musee Galliera
Paris: Paris-musees / Imprimerie nationale Editions, 1997

First edition. Small folio. 203 pp; profusely illustrated with color photographs; bibliography. Cloth with dustjacket. Fine/Near Fine, crisp, unmarked copy; jacket glossy & bright with no wear. Presenting an historical review of botanical and floral motifs in French fashion while exploring parallels between general principles of textile and garden design, this catalogue features a multi-part text along with photographs of nearly 100 garments and fashion accessories from the museum's collection dating from the late 17th century to the 1990s, including pieces by Chanel, Lanvin, Balenciaga, Cardin, Dior and Saint Laurent.
Inventory number #013217



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


Price:
$35.00

Ivanova, E.A.
RUSSIAN SAMOVARS
Leningrad: Khudzhnik RSFSR, 1971

First edition. Quarto. 178 pp; 124 color plates. Text in Russian, one-page English summary; list of illustrations also in English. Yellow blind-stamped cloth with dustjacket, yellow ribbon marker. Near Fine/VG+, a tight, clean, unmarked copy; jacket has short closed tear at top of spine, minor wear to spine ends.
Inventory number #013182



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


Price:
$95.00

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, with 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