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Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: As New


Price:
$12.00

Gordon-Van Tine Co.
117 House Designs of the Twenties
NY: Dover, 1992

Quarto. 132 pp; 348 b/w illustrations. Paperback. A fine, unused copy. Reprint of the Gordon-Van Tine Co.'s 1923 catalog
Inventory number #008471



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: New
Jacket: New


Price:
$65.00

Robinson, Annie
PEABODY & STEARNS: Country Houses and Seaside Cottages
NY: W.W. Norton, 2010

Quarto. 247 pp; 8 pp of color photographs, over 200 illustrations, archival photographs, plans, and drawings; bibliography. Cloth with dustjacket. Fine/Fine, a new, unused copy. Robert Swain Peabody and John Goddard Stearns Jr. led one of the most prolific architectural design firms in the Northeast in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. This book focuses on the firm’s country house commissions, as well as other leisure-time buildings such as casinos, boathouses, stables, gentlemen’s farms, and cottages. It showcases more than 80 of the firm’s designs, from The Breakers in Newport, RI to Charles William Eliot’s house in Northeast Harbor, ME.
Inventory number #008353



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Fine


Price:
$10.00

Davis, Evangeline
CHARLESTON HOUSES & GARDENS
Charleston, SC: Preservation Society of Charleston, 1975

Quarto. Unpaginated, full of color photographs by N. Jane Iseley. Paperback. A fine, unused copy.
Inventory number #007872



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


Price:
$30.00

Girouard, Mark
LIFE IN THE FRENCH COUNTRY HOUSE
NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 2000

First American edition. Quarto. 352 pp; 200 illustrations, most in color. Cloth with dustjacket. Near Fine/Near Fine. Using letters, diaries, inventories, books of etiquette, illustrations, and photograph, the author conjures up the days and nights of the original inhabitants of the chateaux and manor houses of France.
Inventory number #007817



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


Price:
$15.00

Asensio Cerver, Francisco
THE NEW INTERNATIONAL HOUSE
NY: Whitney Library of Design, 1997

First edition. Large quarto. 207 pp; color photographs, elevations, floor plans throughout. Cloth with dustjacket. VG/VG, a clean, unmarked copy; jacket has light edgewear.
Inventory number #007782



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Near Fine


Price:
$15.00

Conran, Terence
THE HOUSE BOOK
NY: Crown Publishers, 1986

Square quarto. 448 pp; hundreds of color illustrations. Paperback. Near Fine
Inventory number #007774



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Fine
Jacket: None


Price:
$25.00

Workman, Liz
DR. JOHNSON'S DOORKNOB and Other Significant Parts of Great Men's Houses
NY: Rizzoli, 2007

First edition. Square octavo. 207 pp; color illustrations & photographs throughout. Cloth with dustjacket in slipcase. A new, unused copy This small book of Liz Workman's photographs doesn't stop at doorknobs. It shows us other unexpected details from eminent homes -- George Washington's mantelpiece, for example, Thomas Jefferson's bed, Charles Darwin's soup tureen, Victor Hugo's skirting board, and Sigmund Freud's mirror. The book features 103 items in ten chapters - doorknobs, crockery, mantelpieces, chairs, desks, books, banisters, mirrors, skirting boards and beds. There is no text, just brief captions and an index of addresses.
Inventory number #007717



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Near Fine


Price:
$25.00

Impey, Oliver
THE CECIL FAMILY COLLECTS: Four Centuries of Decorative Arts from Burghley House
Alexandria, VA: Art Services International, 1998

Quarto. 231 pp; 29 b/w illustrations; 12 floor plans of Burghley from 1623, 1688, 1738, 1770s, 1804, 1998; catalogue of 166 items, described & illustrated in color; glossary; bibliography; family tree. Paperback. Near Fine, a crisp, unmarked copy; looks unread. The catalogue contains paintings, sculpture, and architectural drawings related to the Cecil family and Burghley House; miniatures; Virtu: the Countess’s jewels; other virtu; Grand Tour objects; sculpture; European ceramics; Chinese ceramics; Japanese ceramics; furniture & furnishings; and silver.
Inventory number #007569



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


Price:
$35.00

Guinness, Desmond & William Ryan
IRISH HOUSES & CASTLES
NY: Crescent Books, 1978

Quarto. 352 pp; 51 color plates & 320 b/w photographs, 33 plans; bibliography. Cloth with dustjacket. Near Fine/Near Fine. The authors trace the development of Irish architecture from the castle stronghold to the Gothic revival. The principal houses and castles are fully described, ranging in time from Beaulieu (1660) to Glenveagh (1870).
Inventory number #006994



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


Price:
$25.00

Parissien, Steven
THE GEORGIAN HOUSE in Britain and America
NY: Rizzoli, 1995

First edition. Quarto. 240 pp; full of color plates; index. Cloth with dustjacket. Near Fine/Near Fine. This book enables the reader to understand the craftsmanship and context of the Georgian house. The first part describes the development of the Georgian style; the second part focuses on each element of the house itself.
Inventory number #006672



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


Price:
$30.00

Baird, Rosemary
MISTRESS OF THE HOUSE: Great Ladies and Grand Houses 1670-1830
London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2003

First edition. Octavo. xvi, 320 pp; numerous color & b/w illustrations; notes; bibliography; index. Green cloth with dustjacket. VG/VG, ex-library copy - the only marking is small label on copyright page. Looks unread. A fascinating social history of the wealthy British women who became Mistress of the House.
Inventory number #006647



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Fine
Jacket: Fine


Price:
$15.00

Jacobs, Karrie
THE PERFECT $100,000 HOUSE: A Trip Across America and Back in Pursuit of a Place to Call Home
NY: Viking, 2006

First edition. Octavo. 291 pp; b/w drawings by Gary Panter; bibliography; web sites; index. Cloth-backed boards with dustjacket. Fine/Fine. An architecture and design critic's coast-to-coast search for an ideal American home that is both aesthetically pleasing and affordable cites the challenges facing prospective homeowners today, describing the author's meetings with architects and builders who are revolutionizing the ways people think about homes, construction techniques, and community.
Inventory number #005555



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


Price:
$23.00

Gable, Sally & Carl I. [Signed]
PALLADIAN DAYS: Finding a New Life in a Venetian Country House
NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 2005

First edition. Octavo. 266 pp; b/w illustrations. Hardcover with dustjacket. Near Fine/Near Fine. Signed by authors. An American couple, Sally and Carl Gable, purchased the Villa Cornaro, built by Andrea Palladio in 1532. This is the story of how they came to own this great Renaissance villa outside of Venice, and what they have learned about its history during their six-month stay every year.
Inventory number #005305



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Fine


Price:
$100.00

Nakamura, Toshio, editor, Michael Moran, Photographs
GLASS HOUSE
NY: Monacelli, 2007

Quarto. unpaginated; color photographs throughout; section of floor plans. Paperback with semi-transparent jacket. Fine/Fine, an unused, unmarked copy; jacket with no visible wear. Designed as a personal retreat, Philip Johnson's Glass House is an icon of modern architecture. This excellent reprinting of the original 1998 Japanese edition contains the same series of specially commissioned photographs by Michael Moran and reproductions of Philip Johnson's original drawings; it explores every aspect of the design, construction, and preservation of this gem of modern architecture.
Inventory number #005262



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$25.00

Whitehead, Russell F., ed.
THE WHITE PINE SERIES OF ARCHITECTURAL MONOGRAPHS. Some Forgotten Houses on Manhattan Island. Volume IX Number 1
St. Paul, MN: White Pine Bureau, 1923

First edition. 4to. 16 pp; b/w photographs. Stapled wraps. VG- cover slightly soiled, contents are fine. Volume 9 number 1 of the bi-monthly publication suggesting the architectural use of white pine and its availability to-day as a structural wood. Introductory text by Lemuel Hoadley Fowler.
Inventory number #005140



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$25.00

Whitehead, Russell F., ed.
THE WHITE PINE SERIES OF ARCHITECTURAL MONOGRAPHS. Dependencies of the Old Fashioned House. Volume VIII Number 2
St. Paul, MN: White Pine Bureau, 1922

First edition. 4to. 16 pp; b/w photographs. Stapled wraps. VG- cover slightly soiled, contents are fine. Volume 8 number 2 of the bi-monthly publication suggesting the architectural use of white pine and its availability to-day as a structural wood. Introductory text by Irving B Eventworth.
Inventory number #005138



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: None


Price:
$25.00

Robinson, Thomas P.
YOUR OWN HOUSE
NY: The Viking Press, 1941

Octavo. 184 pp; illustrated with over 200 pencil drawings. Cloth with illustration on front cover. VG.
Inventory number #005037



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Near Fine


Price:
$25.00

Jackson-Stops, Gervase
THE TREASURE HOUSES OF BRITAIN: Five Hundred Years of Private Patronage and Art Collecting
Washington/New Haven, CT: National Gallery of Art/Yale University Press, 1986

Third printing. Thick quarto. 680 pp; many color & b/w illustrations; extensive bibliography. Paperback. Near Fine, a clean, unmarked copy; covers with minor wear.. Major exhibition on English country house collections at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, 1985-86. With essays by Marcus Binney, John Cornforth, Mark Girouard, Francis Haskell, Oliver Millar and Roy Strong.
Inventory number #004907



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Fine
Jacket: Fine


Price:
$25.00

Huyssen, Andreas; Armstrong, Elizabeth; Anderson, Simon; Walker Art Center
OUT OF TOWN: The Country House
Mulgrave: Images Publishing, 2006

First edition. Quarto. 224 pp; well illustrated with color photographs and plans. Cloth with dj. Fine/Fine. A selection of thirty-seven houses that show architects' responses to the challenges of building homes in the country while preserving the environment. The houses are located in U.S., Japan, Austria, Australia, Chile, Finland, Norway, and Italy.
Inventory number #004490



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: New


Price:
$45.00

Davies, Colin
KEY HOUSES OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY: Plans, Sections, and Elevations
NY: W.W. Norton, 2006

Quarto. 240 pp; well illustrated; bibliography. Includes CD-ROM with digital files of all the drawings. Paperback. Bottom corner bumped, else Fine. This book includes classic residential works by such seminal architects as Le Corbusier, Frank Lloyd Wright, Mies van der Rohe, and Alvar Aalto, as well as houses by more recent masters such as Tadao Ando, and Rem Koolhaas. Includes scale plans of every floor together with elevations, sections, and site plans where appropriate, for each house.
Inventory number #004423