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Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$125.00

Omaha Steel Works
Ornamental Iron for the Home
Omaha, NE: Omaha Steel Works, 1910

First edition. Octavo. 24 pp; b/w photographs throughout. B/w illustrated stiff card covers bound with brads. VG, a clean unmarked copy; covers show light wear.
Inventory number #014471



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$125.00

A.S. Aloe Company
Catalogue and Price List of Civil Engineers' and Surveyors' Instruments Architects' and Draughtsmen's Materials and Supplies
St. Louis, MO: A.S. Aloe Company, 1910

Twenty first edition. Octavo. 382 pp; illustrated throughout with b/w drawings of instruments. Discount sheet laid in. Red cloth-covered card cover with black embossed lettering on spine and cover. VG, a clean, unmarked copy; cover extremities lightly rubbed, cloth soiled. The catalogue features a full range of engineering instruments and drawing materials, from drawing paper, surveying instruments, hand levels, compasses, barometer, odometer, tape measures, a wide selection of drawing instruments from different manufacturers, slide rules, T squares, drawing tables, erasers, etc. Two copies of this edition on OCLC but no other editions.
Inventory number #014470



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Near Fine


Price:
$175.00

Centre de recherches sur les monuments Historiques
Rampes d'Escaliers en Fer Forge
Paris: Ministere de la culture, Direction du Patrimoine, 1985

Two volumes. Oblong quarto. Text in French. Volume 1: [3] pp text; 70 measured drawings, occasional b/w photo of existing staircase; Volume 2: [4] pp text; 114 measured drawings; occasional b/w photo of existing staircase; partial bibliography. Near Fine, both volumes clean & unmarked; spine ends show minor rubbing. Both volumes list location, original date and designer. Volume 1 covers second half of 17th century & beginning of 18th c; Volume 2 covers 18th c. and beginning of 19th c. A useful reference; uncommon in the market. 6 copies on OCLC, none in USA.
Inventory number #014469



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: None


Price:
$225.00

Reading Hardware Company
Illustrated Catalogue of Fine Locks and Builders' Hardware
Reading, PA: Reading Hardware Company, 1899

Architects' edition. Octavo. frontispiece, 448 pp; hundreds of b/w illustrations; thumbed index. Dark green pebbled cloth with gilt lettering on cover & spine; illustrated endpapers. VG, front hinge weak, binding cocked, text & illustrations unmarked; covers have tiny tear at bottom of rear joint, else no visible wear. This catalogue includes a full range of builders' hardware including bolts, butts, catches, escutcheons & pulls, fasteners, hinge plates, hooks, knobs, latches, locks, sash & shutter hardware, sliding door hardware, window hardware, etc. Each item is illustrated with specifications and price. The book includes an alphabetical index. index of designs, numerical index of locks & latches, and list of finishes. 5 copies on OCLC
Inventory number #014467



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$75.00

Porter, Horace
Laurel House and Laurel-in-the-Pines, Lakewood, New Jersey
NY: Press of the Moss Engraving Co., n.d.

ca. 1900. Oblong octavo. [16] pp; b/w illustrations; floor plans; railroad map. Tan wrapper printed with black & red lettering, cord tie. VG, covers soiled & rubbed, pencil drawing of 3 kittens on back cover, text unmarked. Lakewood, NJ was the most famous winter resort in the East from 1880 until 1930 or so. Laurel House, one of the grand hotels, opened in 1881 with a billing as "the first great resort hotel to be erected in America." Ten years later the equally impressive Laurel-in-the-Pines went up. This promotional viewbook provides an exterior illustration and floor plans of both these hotels as they appeared in 1900. OCLC locates 4 copies.
Inventory number #014466



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Near Fine


Price:
$295.00

Poiret, Paul
La Creation en Liberte: Univers de Paul et Denise Poiret 1905-1928
Paris: Piasa, 2005

Two volumes in slipcase. Quarto. 176, 205 pp; illustrated. Auction catalogue features the personal wardrobe of Denise Poiret, the designer Paul Poiret's wife and muse. The first volume features color photographs; the second volume contains descriptions & estimates of the 532 lots. Housed in illustrated paper-covered slipcase; illustrated paper sleeve containing mini disk laid in. Near Fine in VG slipcase, catalogue unmarked & fresh; slipcase has two tears/splits in paper covering at edges. The lots consist of dresses, coats, hats, shoes, lingerie designed by Poiret, a few personal objects of Paul Poiret, wallpaper & printed fabric samples, small furniture & models from Atelier Martine, and objects from his Rosine perfume line. Includes contemporary photographs of the Poirets at home. Sept 2006 article from W magazine, "King Paul" by Lorna Koski, laid in.
Inventory number #014464



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$30.00

Fashion Institute of Technology
Fortuny [plus] The Magician of Venice: Mariano Fortuny 1871-1949
NY: Fashion Institute of Technology, 1981

Two exhibition catalogues. Quarto. 36 pp; color & b/w photographs; bibliography; list of illustrations. Color illustrated card wrappers. VG, slight loss of image on cover; else a clean, unmarked copy. LAID IN: The Magician of Venice: Mariano Fortuny 1871-1949, The Art Institute of Chicago, 1981. Small quarto. 16 pp; b/w photos. Stapled wrappers. VG. The exhibition was co-organized by FIT and the Art Institute. It was held first at FIT April 4 - July 11, 1981, and then held in Chicago October 26 - January 3, 1982. The two shows are not identical; there were some additions and deletions to the show in Chicago.
Inventory number #014463



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$50.00

Lederfajn, Aaron & Xavier Lenormand
1930: Quand le Meuble Devient Sculpture
Paris: Le Louvre des Antiquaires, 1981

Quarto. [120] pp; profuse b/w photographs showing 173 items. Text in French. Paperback. VG, a clean, unmarked copy, cover edges slightly yellowed.
Inventory number #014461



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: None


Price:
$50.00

E.H. Wahlberg (Börrum)
Skromberga Stenkols- och Leindustri-Aktiebolag
Helsingborg, Sweden: Tryckt a Schmidts Boktryckeri Aktiebolag, 1899

Quarto. [2], 68 pp; 6 chromolithographs, 432 figures in text; map of Sweden. Text in Swedish. Burgundy cloth with gilt-stamped cover with embossed border. VG, acidic front free endpaper detached but present, pp edge toned, occasional smudges; covers lightly soiled, spine ends & corners starting to fray. One copy listed on OCLC - Libris
Inventory number #014458



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: None


Price:
$1800.00

Trade Catalogue
Elevator Cars, Elevator Entrances: Catalogue no. 56
Cleveland: W.S. Tyler Company, 1927

Quarto. 195 pp; about half of which are color & b/w plates that each face a page of diagrams with descriptive details. Included are 5 pages of mounted specimens - 32 samples of various interior finishes (marbling, wood grain) and 32 color chips. There are 8 metal plaques inset in rear cover showing the available finishes. Black cloth with gilt lettering on cover & spine. VG, fore edge of pp 7-8 has old tape repair, touch of foxing; edges of binding lightly worn. This trade catalogue has beautiful color plates of elegant entrances and lush elevator cars.
Inventory number #014456



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$20.00

Reprint - The American Home
Log Cabins - Several Articles
Garden City, NY: Country Life - American Home Corp., 1933

Folio (12.25" x 9.5"). [16] pp; full of b/w photos and floor plans. Stapled sheets. Very Good+, former owner name on first page, else unmarked; center horizontal fold with slight splitting at fold on some pp. Features five articles from issues of The American Home dating 1930, 1931, 1932, 1933.
Inventory number #014455



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Near Fine


Price:
$35.00

Runyon, Damon
Dancing Dan's Christmas
n.p.: Gianettino & Meredith Advertising, 1984

Twelvemo. 21 pp; photographic illus by william wagner. Plain maroon wrappers s in illustrated dustjacket. Near Fine/VG, light spots on rear cover of jacket. Signed on title page by Sheldon Abend, 12/25/86. Published as a Christmas greeting by Gianettino & Meredith Advertising. The story 'Dancing Dan's Christmas' was first published in the 1932 Holiday issue of Collier's Magazine.
Inventory number #014453



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


Price:
$190.00

Baudot, Francois. Preface by Karl Lagerfeld
Gilbert Poillerat: Maitre Ferronnier
Paris: Hazan, 1992

Quarto. 332 pp; fully illustrated in color & b/w; bibliography. Text in French. Cloth with dustjacket. Near Fine/Near Fine, a clean, unmarked copy; jacket glossy & bright. Monograph of Gilbert Poillerat (1902-1988), French master metalworker who collaborated with some of the finest designers of his time - Andre Arbus, Jacques Adnet, Jean Royere. Features many examples of Poillerat's wrought-iron furniture, lamps, grills, and staircases.
Inventory number #014450



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


Price:
$150.00

Kuper, Marijke & Ida van Zijl
Gerrit Th. Rietveld 1888-1964: L'Oeuvre Complet
Utrecht: Centraal Museum, 1992

First edition. Square quarto. 396 pp; profuse b/w & color illustrations. Text in French. Cloth with dustjacket. Near Fine/Near Fine, a clean, unmarked copy; jacket spine sunned else Near Fine. Published on the occasion of a retrospective exhibition of Rietveld's work in Utrecht, Holland, and which later traveled to both Paris and New York. This catalog provides an overview of both furniture, interiors, graphic design and jewelry. It contains six texts by Rietveld himself, an extensive bibliography and a list of important biographical details. Catalogue raisonne.
Inventory number #014449



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$35.00

Worden, Helen
Discover New York with Helen Worden
NY: American Women's Voluntary Services, 1943

Octavo. 128 pp; b/w photos; index. Printed stiff card wrappers. VG, light rubbing to spine, minor soil, else a clean, unmarked copy. A guided tour of the New York City that entertained the men and women who served in World War II.
Inventory number #014444



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: None


Price:
$60.00

Late 19th-C. Souvenir View Book
New York Views
Canton, OH: Joseph Biechele Soap Co., n.d.

9" x 5.5". Brown boards with gilt decoration & lettering. 14 pp of nicely printed panoramic views measuring 8.5" x 5.25", and opening to 8.5" x 52". Covers very good with mild to moderate wear to spine, edges lightly rubbed; contents clean with small loss to one image on last page, bottom of some folds starting to split; overall a nicely preserved copy. A banner in center of front cover reads "New York", surrounded by large gilt floral display; stamped in gilt near bottom, "Compliments of Joseph Biechele Soap Co., Canton, Ohio, Sole Manufacturer of the Celebrated Banner Soap." On back cover, "Mail Us 25 Outside Wrappers of Banner Soap and get this handsome Souvenir New York Views No. 72 Free…" Some of the scenes: Brooklyn Bridge; Trinity Church; New York Harbor; The Battery; City Hall Square and Park Row; The Tombs; Astor Library; Post Office; Grand Central Depot; St. Patrick's Cathedral; Union League Club; St Luke's Hospital; Jefferson Market Court House.
Inventory number #014442



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


Price:
$185.00

Moats, Alice-Leone
No Nice Girl Swears
NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 1933

First edition. Small octavo. x, 185 pp, printed on yellow paper. Silver cloth with blue lettered cover & spine, no jacket. VG+, a crisp, unmarked copy, minor wear to spine ends. An attractive copy of the scarce first edition. With a foreword by Edna Woolman Chase, editor in chief of Vogue magazine.
Inventory number #014441



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Fine
Jacket: None


Price:
$135.00

Barnes, Djuna
Greenwich Village As It Is
NY: Nadja Editions for The Phoenix Bookshop, 1978

Limited edition of 300 numbered copies. Brick cloth with spine label, without jacket as issued. Fine condition. Text of October 1916 Pearson's Magazine article, accompanied by original illustrations. Designed and printed at Nadja Editions. Not listed in standard bibliography. #48/300.
Inventory number #014439



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$25.00

Derval, M. Paul
Folies-Bergere Program, 1928
Paris: Folies-Bergere, 1928

Octavo. [36] pp; b/w photographs throughout, interspersed with advertisements. Illustrated stiff card covers. VG+, an unmarked copy; bright cover with wonderful art deco image of woman; was sealed with "Fumez les cigares Francais" seal in French on front, and in English on rear cover. It features the Folies-Bergere program for January 1928 - 'La Grande Folie' directed by Louis Lemarchand - with headshots of performers. Also interior and exterior photos of the Folies-Bergere, and centerfold spread of fourteen greyhounds at 'Les 18 Levriers de courses du chenil des Folies-Bergere.'
Inventory number #014438



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: New
Jacket: New


Price:
$20.00

King, Robert Arthur
Faces in Stone: Architectural Sculpture in New York City
NY: W.W. Norton, 2008

First edition. Oblong octavo. 144 pp; 250 b/w photographs. Cloth with dustjacket. Fine/Fine, a new, unused copy. A delightful collection of quirky faces and figures that appear on New York City buildings, most built during the years between the Civil War and World War I. Designed for entrances, around doorways, on cornices, and in lobbies, they include beautiful women's faces, frightening grotesques, and natural elements such as acanthus leaves, vines, and flowers.
Inventory number #014428