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Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Near Fine


Price:
$35.00

Callahan, Ashley & Dale L. Couch
New Discoveries in Georgia Painted Furniture
Athens, GA: Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia, 2008

First edition. Quarto. 44 pp; color illustrations throughout; appendix; bibliography; checklist of the exhibition; notes. Paperback. Near Fine, a crisp, unused copy; stamp of former owner on inside front cover. Catalog of an exhibiition held January 26-April 27, 2008 at the Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia, in Athens, GA.
Inventory number #013408



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Near Fine


Price:
$100.00

Grizzard, Lewis [Signed]
Barbecue, Grits & Peach Pie: Recipes and Recollections
Des Moines, IA: Register and Tribune Syndicate, 1982

First edition. Octavo. [32] pp. Illustrated cover. Near Fine, a clean, unmarked copy with no visible wear. Signed "Lewis Grizzard" on inside front cover.
Inventory number #013407



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:
$25.00

Gaunt, William & M.D.E. Clayton-Stamm
William De Morgan: Pre-Raphaelite Ceramics
Greenwich, CT: New York Graphic Society, 1971

First edition. Quarto. 176 pp; 25 color & 150 b/w illustrations; bibliography; index. Cloth with dustjacket. VG/VG, a clean, unmarked copy; price-clipped jacket
Inventory number #013351



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


Price:
$100.00

Buddensieg, Tilmann
CERAMICHE DELLA REPUBBLICA DI WEIMAR
Milan: Electa, 1984

First edition. Quarto. 131 pp; profuse color & b/w illustrations. Text in Italian. Hardcover with dustjacket. Near Fine/VG+, a clean, unmarked copy, binding tight; jacket bright with minimal edge wear. Catalogue of an exhibition of ceramics from the Sammlung Tilmann Buddensieg, Germanisches Nationalmuseum held at the Padiglione d'arte contemporanea, Milan, December 1984-January 1985.
Inventory number #013333



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: 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:
$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: 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:
$300.00

Dennis, Faith
THREE CENTURIES OF FRENCH DOMESTIC SILVER : Its Makers and Its Marks
NY: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1960

Two volumes. First edition. Quarto. 367 pp; 585 b/w plates; 201 pp; 585 marks; bibliography; index; maps on inside covers. Black cloth in red board slipcase. VG+, a clean, unmarked set, minor rubbing to spines; slipcase solid, light rubbing & wear to corners & edges. Based on an exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum in 1938. "The fundamental study and survey of domestic silver produced in Paris and the provinces from the 17th C. to the early 19th C. Superbly illustrated with examples from American and European public and private collections, the most important of which are now in the permanent collection of the Met. Vol. 2 contains photographic reproductions of over 2,000 silver marks arranged for easy reference to individual makers and mints." Arntzen P491
Inventory number #013279



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Near Fine
Jacket: None


Price:
$125.00

Cowles, Fleur, Editor
FLAIR Annual 1953
NY: Cowles Magazines, 1952

First edition. Folio. 229 pp; profusely illustrated in color & b/w, with many gatefolds & cutouts. Decorated red cloth with cutout in front board. Near FIne, a crisp, unmarked copy; original glassine jacket, edges chipped. A compilation of subjects -- art, fashion, culture, travel, gardens, music, personalities, etc. Published in book form in answer to the many queries Cowles received as to when/if the magazine would resume publication. It was the first and only annual published.
Inventory number #013277



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: None


Price:
$300.00

Siren, Osvald
GARDENS OF CHINA
NY: Ronald Press Company, 1949

First edition. Large quarto. xiv, 141 text pp plus 11 color plates, including frontispiece, 208 b/w plates; and many text illustrations; bibliography; index. Green cloth with gilt-stamped lettering on cover & spine, no slipcase. VG, a clean, unmarked copy, a few pp dog-eared; binding clean with minimal wear.
Inventory number #013254



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: None


Price:
$650.00

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