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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:
$300.00

Dennis, Faith
THREE CENTURIES OF FRENCH DOMESTIC SILVER : Its Makers and Its Marks
NY: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1960

Two volumes. First edition. Quarto. 367 pp; 585 b/w plates; 201 pp; 585 marks; bibliography; index; maps on inside covers. Black cloth in red board slipcase. VG+, a clean, unmarked set, minor rubbing to spines; slipcase solid, light rubbing & wear to corners & edges. Based on an exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum in 1938. "The fundamental study and survey of domestic silver produced in Paris and the provinces from the 17th C. to the early 19th C. Superbly illustrated with examples from American and European public and private collections, the most important of which are now in the permanent collection of the Met. Vol. 2 contains photographic reproductions of over 2,000 silver marks arranged for easy reference to individual makers and mints." Arntzen P491
Inventory number #013279



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Near Fine
Jacket: None


Price:
$125.00

Cowles, Fleur, Editor
FLAIR Annual 1953
NY: Cowles Magazines, 1952

First edition. Folio. 229 pp; profusely illustrated in color & b/w, with many gatefolds & cutouts. Decorated red cloth with cutout in front board. Near FIne, a crisp, unmarked copy; original glassine jacket, edges chipped. A compilation of subjects -- art, fashion, culture, travel, gardens, music, personalities, etc. Published in book form in answer to the many queries Cowles received as to when/if the magazine would resume publication. It was the first and only annual published.
Inventory number #013277



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:
$300.00

Geddes, Norman Bel
HORIZONS
Boston: Little, Brown, 1932

First edition. Quarto. xix, 293 pp; over 200 b/w photographs. Cloth with dustjacket. Near Fine/VG, a clean, unmarked copy; unclipped jacket missing narrow strip at bottom edge of front cover, couple small chips to top edge of front panel, front & rear flaps starting to split at folds, spine toned.
Inventory number #013234



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: None


Price:
$600.00

Boswell, James
The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides with Samuel Johnson
London: Printed by Henry Baldwin, for Charles Dilly, 1785

First edition (second state). Octavo. viii, 524, (1) pp, bound in full calf. VG-. Contains half-title and errata/announcement. I5, Q7, U6 are in the second state; E3, E4, M4 are cancels as described in Pottle 57. Measurements match the copy in the British Museum as recorded by Pottle. Bound in full calf, quite possibly the original binding. Rebacked in leather with titles applied. Rebacking is worn and rubbed, most noticeably on the hinges. Binding is firm and tight. Leaves are lightly toned with an occasional spot of foxing. Overall a very good copy. [Pottle 57] [Rothschild 458]
Inventory number #013229



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


Price:
$50.00

Maxwell-Hyslop, K.R.
Western Asiatic Jewellery c. 3000-612 B.C.
London: Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1971

First edition. Octavo. lxvi, 286 pp; 8 color plates and numerous b/w plates & text figures; bibliography; index. Cloth with dustjacket. VG/VG, a clean, unmarked copy; price-clipped jacket torn with some loss to top & bottom edges; spine ends lightly chipped. The author looks at ancient gold and silver jewelry from Western Asia.
Inventory number #013218



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Fine
Jacket: Near Fine


Price:
$150.00

Horvat, Frank & Catherine Join-Dieterle
De La Mode & Des Jardins: Au Musee Galliera
Paris: Paris-musees / Imprimerie nationale Editions, 1997

First edition. Small folio. 203 pp; profusely illustrated with color photographs; bibliography. Cloth with dustjacket. Fine/Near Fine, crisp, unmarked copy; jacket glossy & bright with no wear. Presenting an historical review of botanical and floral motifs in French fashion while exploring parallels between general principles of textile and garden design, this catalogue features a multi-part text along with photographs of nearly 100 garments and fashion accessories from the museum's collection dating from the late 17th century to the 1990s, including pieces by Chanel, Lanvin, Balenciaga, Cardin, Dior and Saint Laurent.
Inventory number #013217



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: Near Fine
Jacket: Very Good


Price:
$40.00

Ivanova, E.A.
RUSSIAN SAMOVARS
Leningrad: Khudzhnik RSFSR, 1971

First edition. Quarto. 178 pp; 124 color plates. Text in Russian, one-page English summary; list of illustrations also in English. Yellow blind-stamped cloth with dustjacket, yellow ribbon marker. Near Fine/VG+, a tight, clean, unmarked copy; jacket has short closed tear at top of spine, minor wear to spine ends.
Inventory number #013182



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: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good+


Price:
$15.00

Kaplan, Wendy
THE ART THAT IS LIFE: The Arts & Crafts Movement in America, 1875-1920
Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, 1987

First edition. Quarto. 410 pp; 55 color & 316 b/w illustrations; index. Paperback. VG, a clean, unmarked copy; light wear at top & bottom of spine. Catalogue published in conjunction with the landmark exhibition organized by the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.
Inventory number #013165



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


Price:
$50.00

Prokot, Inge
Schmuck aus Zentralasien
Munich: Callwey, 1981

First edition. Quarto. 156 pp; 269 color & b/w photographs, drawings & map; bibliography; index. Text in German. Red cloth with black-lettered spine with dustjacket. Near Fine/VG, a tight, unmarked copy; jacket has two closed edge tears at bottom edge, light wear to spine ends. A well-illustrated book on Central Asian jewelry and adornments.
Inventory number #013162



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: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: Very Good


Price:
$50.00

Helvenston, Harold
SCENERY: A Manual of Scene Design
Stanford University, CA: Stanford University Press, 1931

First edition. Quarto. xvi, 95 pp; tipped-in color frontispiece, numerous illustrations. Green cloth with dustjacket. VG/VG, a clean, unmarked copy; unclipped jacket with small triangular tear on rear cover, spine ends lightly chipped, jacket lightly soiled.
Inventory number #013148



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


Price:
$15.00

Pepys, Samuel. Edited By Robert Latham
The Illustrated Pepys: Extracts from the Diary
Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1978

First edition. Quarto. 240 pp; 14 color plates & numerous b/w illustrations; chronological summary; index, glossary. Cloth with dustjacket. VG/VG, an unmarked copy, bottom corners bumped, not affecting pages; unclipped jacket shows minimal wear.
Inventory number #013140



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


Price:
$25.00

Brower, David R.
GOING LIGHT with Backpack or Burro
San Francisco: Sierra Club, 1951

First edition. Octavo. 152 pp; drawings by Milton Hildebrand; appendix with food & equipment lists; bibliography. Cloth with dustjacket. Near Fine/VG+, a clean, unmarked copy; unclipped jacket has light wear to spine ends, else minor edge wear.
Inventory number #013133



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


Price:
$50.00

Liebling, A.J.
CHICAGO: The Second City
NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 1952

First edition (stated). Octavo. 143 pp; drawings by Steinberg. Illustrated cloth with dustjacket. VG/VG, a clean, unmarked copy. unclipped jacket has lightly faded spine.
Inventory number #013123