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


Price:
$30.00

Pool, Mary Jane
20TH CENTURY DECORATING, ARCHITECTURE & GARDENS : 80 Years of Ideas & Pleasure from House & Garden
NY: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1980

First edition. Quarto. 320 pp; profusely illustrated in b/w & some in color; index. Hardcover with dustjacket. Near Fine/Near Fine, 1/2-in. chip at top of jacket spine & short tear & crease at top edge on back panel. A decade-by-decade look at the most important developments in interior design, architecture and gardens as they first appeared in the pages of House & Garden magazine.
Inventory number #008734



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


Price:
$20.00

Girouard, Mark
THE VICTORIAN COUNTRY HOUSE
New Haven: Yale University Press, 1979

Revised and enlarged edition. Quarto. 467 pp, including 33 color and 427 b/w illustrations. Cloth with dj. VG/VG-. 3 inch long strip of de-lamination on top edge of jacket.
Inventory number #008603



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: Hard Cover
Condition: Near Fine
Jacket: Near Fine


Price:
$20.00

Cook, Olive
ENGLISH COTTAGES AND FARMHOUSES
NY: Thames and Hudson, 1982

First edition. Small quarto. 208 pp; 14 color & 161 b/w photographs by Edwin Smith; index. Light green cloth with gilt-lettered spine in dustjacket. Near Fine/Near Fine.
Inventory number #007954



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: Very Good
Jacket: Very Good


Price:
$35.00

Williams, Henry Lionel & Ottalie K. Williams
AMERICA'S SMALL HOUSES (and City Apartments) The Personal Homes of Designers and Collectors
NY: A.S. Barnes, 1964

First edition. Quarto. 255 pp; many photographs, some in color; glossary. Cloth with dustjacket. VG/VG. Includes the country residences of Jerome Zerbe, R. Hatfield Ellsworth, David Stockwell, among others. The city apartments include those of Michael Greer, J.A. Lloyd Hyde, Mr & Mrs Harold W. Carhart, Churchill J. Brazelton, and Elmo D. Avet, and others.
Inventory number #005458



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: Very Good


Price:
$95.00

Nakamura, Toshio, ed.
GLASS HOUSE
NY: Monacelli, 2007

Quarto. unpaginated; color photographs throughout; section of floor plans. Paperback with semi-transparent jacket. Designed as a personal retreat, Philip Johnson's Glass House is an icon of modern architecture. This excellent reprinting of the original 1998 edition contains the same series of specially commissioned photographs and reproductions of the original drawings and 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