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


Price:
$250.00

Cram, Ralph Adams
AMERICAN COUNTRY HOUSES OF TODAY
NY: Architectural Book Publishing Co., 1913

First edition. Quarto. viii text plus 189 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, a clean, unmarked copy, spine darkened & spine lettering dull, old spine label, text block starting to split in the preliminary pp, but still holding, light wear to spine ends. This book features the work of 70 architects from Maine to Philadelphia to San Francisco. The second volume in a series of eight volumes devoted to American country houses, each edited by a well-known architect.
Inventory number #013308



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: None


Price:
$300.00

Sexton, R.W.
AMERICAN COUNTRY HOUSES OF TODAY
New York: Architectural Book Publishing Company, 1930

First edition. Quarto. iv pp introductory text by Arthur C. Holden, followed by 203 pp of b/w photographs of houses & accompanying floor plans. Original publisher's maroon cloth with gilt lettering on cover & spine. VG, a clean, unmarked copy, binding a bit loose, spine gilt dulled, narrow strip of fading on back cover, top edge shows some soil. The work of over forty American architects is featured, including Atlee & Robert Ayres, Dwight James Baum, John Byers, Roland Coate, Frank Forster, Gordon B. Kaufmann, Robert R. McGoodwin, Garrett Van Pelt, Jr., and Carl A. Ziegler. The seventh volume in a series of eight volumes devoted to American country houses, each edited by a well-known architect, first published in 1912.
Inventory number #013307



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: Very Good


Price:
$20.00

Schinkel, Karl Friedrich
Schinkel, 1781-1841: L'Architetto del Principe
Venice: Albrizzi / Cluva Libreria Editrice, 1982

Quarto. 185 pp; 41 figures, 164 b/w & color illustrations. Text in Italian. Hardcover with dustjacket. VG/VG, a clean, unmarked copy, small dent to top edge; jacket bright with minimal shelf wear. Catalogue of the exhibition held in Venice from 13 March to 9 May 1982, and in Rome from May 20 to June 30, 1982.
Inventory number #013294



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$15.00

Borsch-Supan, Helmut & Lucius Grisebach
Karl Friedrich Schinkel: Architektur, Malerei, Kunstgewerbe
Berlin: Verwaltung der Staatlichen Schlosser und Garten, 1981

Quarto. 373 pp; color & b/w illustrations; bibliography; index. Text in German. Paperback. VG, a clean, unmarked copy; front corner creased, one corner slightly bumped, minor wear to spine ends & corners. Exhibition catalog: Orangerie des Schlosses Charlottenburg, 13 March to 13 September 1981
Inventory number #013293



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:
$100.00

Wright, Richardson, ed.
LOW COST SUBURBAN HOMES: A Book of Suggestions for the Man with the Moderate Purse
NY: Robert M. McBride & Company, 1916

Small quarto. 120 pp; b/w photographs & floorplans throughout. Green cloth with white-lettered cover & spine. VG, spine lettering rubbed off. Interiors & exteriors of houses by architects including Dwight James Baum, Caretto & Forster, Ralph Adams Cram, Aymar Embury II, Myron Hunt & Elmer Grey, Murphy & Dana, C.E. Schermerhorn, Frank Lloyd Wright.
Inventory number #013275



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: None


Price:
$150.00

Kelsey, Albert
Programme et regles du second concours : en vue du choix d'un architecte, pour la construction du phare monumental que les nations du monde erigeront dans la Republique Dominicaine a la memoire de Christophe Colomb
[Washington, DC]: L'Union Pan-Americaine, 1931

Small folio, 187 pp; numerous color & b/w illustrations, 2 fold-out plans. Text in French. Original dark green cloth with gilt-stamped cover, ribbon marker. Clean copy with no markings, minimal rubbing to corner tips, a few small white marks on back cover. Also published in Spanish and English editions. Program and rules of the second competition for the selection of an architect for the monumental lighthouse which the nations of the world will erect in the Dominican Republic to the memory of Christopher Columbus. Submissions by Tony Garnier, Howe & Lescaze, Konstantin Melnikov, many others. Approximately 455 design entries were juried in two stages, in Madrid and Sao Paulo. Joseph Lea Gleave, a British architecture student, was awarded first prize in 1930. The monument was not built until 1992.
Inventory number #013249



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: None


Price:
$750.00

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



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


Price:
$150.00

Vhay, A. L. Murphy & David Vhay
Architectural Byways in New Spain: Mexico. Photographs & measured drawings of doorways, windows, fountains, balconies, etc.
NY: Architectural Book Publishing Co, 1939

First edition. Quarto. x, 182 pp; profuse b/w photos & some measured drawings of doorways, windows, fountains, balconies, etc. Original royal blue cloth with yellow stamped lettering, wonderful patterned endpapers, in patterned dustjacket. VG+/VG, a clean, unmarked copy; jacket has 2" loss at head of spine, large chip at lower right corner, front flap detached but present, top edge lightly chipped with short edge tears.
Inventory number #013210



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


Price:
$50.00

Ford, Katherine Morrow & Thomas H. Creighton
THE AMERICAN HOUSE TODAY: 85 Notable Examples Selected and Evaluated
NY: Reinhold Publishing, 1954

Second printing. Quarto. iv, 239 pp; profusely illustrated with b/w photographs & plans; index. Red cloth with dustjacket. VG/VG, a clean, unmarked copy, bottom of spine starting to fray, small faded area at base of spine corresponding to 2 in. loss at base of jacket that extends a bit onto back cover. Drawing on examples from around the country, the authors discuss all aspects of the design of the modern house - the site, interior & exterior environment, space organization, construction & materials, aesthetics, lifestyle & activities of the occupants. First publishd in 1951.
Inventory number #013196



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


Price:
$125.00

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, in 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



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


Price:
$15.00

Fleming, John
ROBERT ADAM and his Circle in Edinburgh and Rome
Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1962

First edition. Octavo. xxi, 393pp; 93 b/w illustrations & 14 text figures; appendix; list of manuscripts quoted; notes; index. Blue cloth with dustjacket. Near Fine/VG, a tight, clean, unmarked copy; price-clipped jacket has minimal edgewear with one small edge tear. Based on several hundred letters written by Robert and James Adam from Italy, this book provides an intimate account of the development of Robert Adam. Beginning in early 18th C. Edinburgh when William Adam, Robert's father, was the leading Scottish architect, it follows Robert to Italy and then to London & the setting up of his practice. It also provides a fascinating account of artistic and social life in Rome, Florence, Naples, and Venice through the eyes of a sharp-witted Scot.
Inventory number #013176



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Fine
Jacket: Fine


Price:
$50.00

Newcomb, Rexford, new introduction by Marc Appleton
MEDITERRANEAN DOMESTIC ARCHITECTURE in the United States
NY: Acanthus Press, 1999

Quarto. 224 pp; fully illustrated with b/w photos & plans. Cloth with dustjacket. Fine/Fine, a crisp, tight, unmarked copy. Originally published in 1928, this book features primarily Italian and Spanish Colonial-style homes located in Southern California and Florida. Some of the architects shown are George Washington Smith, Reginald D. Johnson, Summer Greene, Wallace Neff, Elmer Grey, and Marion Sims Wyeth.
Inventory number #013159



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Near Fine


Price:
$15.00

Curl, Donald W.
MIZNER'S FLORIDA: American Resort Architecture
NY/Cambridge: Architectural History Foundation / MIT, 1987

First edition. Octavo. xii, 250 pp; 149 b/w photographs & floor plans; notes; bibliography; list of buildings & projects; index. Paperback. Near Fine, a crisp, tight, unmarked copy. Palm Beach's society architect - Addison Mizner - founded the Spanish style as the distinctive style for Florida's resort architecture in just seven years, from 1919 to 1926.
Inventory number #013158



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$15.00

Lindsay, James
PICTORIAL GUILFORD. A New England Town in Photographs
Guilford, CT: Guilford Keeping Society, 1976

Quarto. 40 pp; full of historic b/w photogarphs. Paperback. VG, a clean, unmarked copy; light edgewear to covers.
Inventory number #013139



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$20.00

blake, Peter
FORM FOLLOWS FIASCO: Why Modern Architecture Hasn't Worked
Boston: Little, Brown and Co., 1977

Quarto. 169 pp; over 130 b/w photographs. Paperback. VG. a clean, unmarked copy; bookplate on inside front cover, minor edgewear.
Inventory number #013135



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


Price:
$15.00

Penoyre, John & Michael Ryan
THE OBSERVER'S BOOK OF ARCHITECTURE
London / NY: Frederick Warne & Co., 1970

Fifth edition. Sixteenmo. 223 pp; many illustrations (some in color); map; illustrated glossary. Cloth with dustjacket. VG/VG, a clean, unmarked copy, price-clipped jacket shows minor wear at top of spine & corners, red spine lettering a little faded. #13 in the Observer's Pocket series
Inventory number #013124



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


Price:
$1600.00

Lindeberg, H.T. Introduction by Royal Cortissoz
DOMESTIC ARCHITECTURE OF H.T. LINDEBERG
NY: William Helburn, 1940

First edition. Folio. xxi, xiv, 310 pp; illustrated from photographs, drawings, plans, and elevations, including six plates in color; list of clients. Original gilt-stamped red cloth. VG, top & bottom of spine and edges of backstrip lightly rubbed, covers show light soil, gilt spine dull. Presentation copy to the printer - Inscribed "To E.L. Hildreth, With thanks for your care and congratulations on your success in the printing of this book - Harrie T. Lindberg, August 15, 1940.
Inventory number #013116