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


Price:
$20.00

Rae, Isobel
CHARLES CAMERON: Architect to the Court of Russia
London: Elek Books, 1971

First edition. Quarto. 111 pp; 32 b/w illustrations; bibliography; index. Cloth with gilt-lettered spine with dustjacket. VG/VG, small spot of tape residue on front flyleaf, else an unmarked copy; jacket shows moderate wear with small tear & creases to fore edge, top corner & spine ends lightly chipped. Illustrated biography of the Scottish architect who became the favorite designer of Catherine the Great.
Inventory number #013484



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Near Fine


Price:
$20.00

Hillier, Bevis
ART DECO: The Minneapolis Institute of Arts July 8 - September 5, 1971
Minneapolis: Minneapolis Institute of Arts, 1971

First edition. Square octavo. 224 pp; 16 color plates, over 300 illustrations in b/w; bibliography. Paperback, patterned endpapers. A fine, unmarked copy, covers bright & glossy, light crease in center of spine. Comprehensive exhibition of the Art Deco period -- includes furniture, silver, ceramics, glass, paintings/drawings, books/bindings, posters, costumes, textiles, jewelry, architecture/interior design, plastics. Published by Minneapolis Institute of Arts, not E.P. Dutton.
Inventory number #013464



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$60.00

Paris. Centre Georges Pompidou. Catalog by Pontus Hulten et al.
Paris-Moscou, 1900-1930
Paris: Centre Georges Pompidou, 1979

First edition. Quarto. 580 pp; profuse b/w & color photographs; biographies & bibliographies. Text in French. Paperback. VG, rear corner of spine bumped, small edge tear, binding crack at pp 560, spine edge lightly rubbed, minor edgewear. No internal marks. Catalogue of an exhibition organized by the Ministry of Culture of the USSR and the Centre Georges Pompidou, and held at the Centre from May 31 to November 5, 1979.
Inventory number #013447



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: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$12.50

Sembach, Klaus-Jurgen
STYLE 1930: Elegance and Sophistication in Architecture, Design, Fashion, Graphics, and Photography
NY: Universe Books, 1972

Small quarto. 175 pp; 8 color & 118 b/w plates; biographies; notes on the plates. Paperback bound in printed wrappers. VG, a clean, unmarked copy; covers show light edgewear.
Inventory number #013358



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


Price:
$30.00

Aslet, Clive
THE AMERICAN COUNTRY HOUSE
New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1990

Large octavo. vii, 302 pp; 275 color & b/w illustrations; index. Cloth with dustjacket. Near Fine/Near Fine. This book describes the great country estates built from the end of the Civil War until 1940. These houses were an attempt to import aristocratic, architectural prototypes from Europe, but ended up being more American in their opulence and technology than one would expect.
Inventory number #013354



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: Very Good


Price:
$20.00

Hammond, Ralph
ANTE-BELLUM MANSIONS OF ALABAMA
NY: Bonanza, 1951

Reprint. Quarto. 196 pp; numerous b/w photographs, floor plans. Cloth in dustjacket. VG/VG, a clean, unmarked copy; jacket lightly rubbed, light edgewear incl. small loss at head of spine The author personally visited and studied over 300 ante-bellum mansions in Alabama; he selected the fifty finest antebellum houses to feature here.
Inventory number #013310



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: Near Fine
Jacket: None


Price:
$100.00

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. Near Fine, 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: Near Fine
Jacket: Very Good


Price:
$95.00

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, with 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: 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