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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:
$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



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


Price:
$1500.00

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



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: None


Price:
$15.00

Early, Eleanor
NEW YORK HOLIDAY
NY: Rinehart & Co., 1950

First edition. Octavo. 376 pp; index. Black cloth with silver-lettered spine, no jacket. VG, a clean, unmarked copy; top & bottom of spine show light wear. More than a travel guide, the veteran writer gives a sense of the people and neighborhoods.
Inventory number #013104



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


Price:
$100.00

James, Edward
Swans Reflecting Elephants: My Early Years
London: Weidenfeld and Nicholson, 1982

First edition . Octavo. 178 pp; 88 pp b/w photographs; index. Cloth with dustjacket. VG/VG, former owner name on front free endpaper, also quote by Seneca;; unclipped jacket
Inventory number #013090



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Near Fine


Price:
$65.00

Trade Catalogue
Manufacture de Carreaux Mosaiques en Portland Comprime. Mosaiques en Marbres des Alpes
Paris: Paul-Dubos & Cie., n.d.

ca. 1900. First edition. Folded size: 7 1/8" h x 4 5/8" w - opens up to 7 1/8" x 23 1/4". 9 pp, full of color illustrations of tile designs. Text in French. Folding stiff cardstock. Near Fine, minor rubbing to fore edge. The catalogue depicts fifteen tile designs with interchangeable borders. Also 2 pp showing several stone balustrade designs.
Inventory number #013022



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


Price:
$25.00

Weir, Rosemary
THE MAN WHO BUILT A CITY: A Life of Sir Christopher Wren
NY: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1971

First edition. Octavo. viii, 208 pp; b/w illustrations; chronological table; sources; index. Black cloth with gilt-lettered spine in dustjacket. Near Fine/Near Fine, a crisp, unmarked copy; unclipped jacket with lightly toned spine, back cover lightly soiled. Publisher's review slip laid in.
Inventory number #012976



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


Price:
$15.00

Walton, Frank L.
TOMAHAWKS TO TEXTILES: The Fabulous Story of Worth Street
NY: Appleton-Century-Crofts, 1953

First edition. Octavo. xii, 177 pp plus 19 maps & b/w illustrations. Publisher's blue cloth with gilt-lettered cover & spine, lacks dustjacket. VG, a clean, unmarked copy; minor rubbing to spine ends & corners.
Inventory number #012964



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: None


Price:
$50.00

Maynard, Samuel T.
THE SMALL COUNTRY PLACE
Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Company, 1908

First edition. Octavo. 320 pp; frontis & 100 b/w photos & diagrams. Green pictorial cloth, illustrated endpapers. VG, former owner name stamped on front pastedown & ffep, else an unmarked copy; cover image bright & clean, spine a bit darkened.
Inventory number #012959



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


Price:
$15.00

Cocteau, Jean
PAST TENSE: The Cocteau Diaries, Vol. 2
NY: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1988

First edition. Octavo. 355 pp. Cloth with dustjacket. Near Fine/Near Fine, a solid, unmarked copy; unclipped jacket shows mild rubbing on back cover, a remainder mark to the bottom edges of pages.
Inventory number #012942



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


Price:
$15.00

Chase, Ilka
FRESH FROM THE LAUNDRY
NY: Doubleday & Company, 1967

First edition (stated). Octavo. 230 pp; 24 pp of b/w photos by Norton Brown, author's husband; map on endpapers. Gilt-lettered cloth with dustjacket. VG/VG, a clean, unmarked copy; unclipped jacket with large chip at head of spine & small loss at tail, numerous tiny edge tears. Travel adventures in the Balkans.
Inventory number #012933



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


Price:
$15.00

Chase, Ilka
ELEPHANTS ARRIVE AT HALF-PAST FIVE
NY: Doubleday & Company, 1963

First edition (stated). Octavo. 269 pp; 32 pp of b/w photos by Norton Brown, author's husband; map on endpapers. Gilt-lettered cloth with dustjacket. VG/VG, a clean, unmarked copy; unclipped jacket has short tear at top corner fold & bottom of spine fold , light wear to top & bottom of spine. A photo-safari of East Africa
Inventory number #012932



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: None


Price:
$75.00

Radford Architectural Company
THE RADFORD AMERICAN HOMES. 100 House Plans
Riverside, IL: Radford Architectural Company, 1903

First edition. Octavo. 255 pp; drawings & floor plans. Pictorial cloth with white-stamped lettering on cover and spine, top edge gilt. VG-, top front corner abraded with small loss, former owner names on front free endpaper, text VG, spine lettering rubbed. One hundred full-page drawings of houses with floorplans on the opposite page.
Inventory number #012879



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


Price:
$225.00

Ahlin, Janne
SIGURD LEWERENTZ ARCHITECT, 1885-1975
Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1987

First edition. Folio. 191 pp; 16 color & numerous b/w photographs, drawings, plans & elevations; index. Red-lettered black cloth with dustjacket. VG/VG, a clean, unmarked copy; unclipped jacket lightly chipped at top & bottom of spine, 1/2-in. tear at top corner fold, several tiny edge tears, edges of spine lightly rubbed.
Inventory number #012857



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: None


Price:
$150.00

Lynch, Kenneth [Inscribed to Eric Sloane]
WEATHERVANES
Canterbury, CT: Canterbury Publishing Co., 1971

First edition. Folio. 95 pp; b/w photographs & illustrations throughout; index. Green cloth with gilt-stamped lettering on cover & spine. Near Fine, a clean, unmarked copy; covers show minor wear; old signature(?) on bottom edge. Inscribed on front free endpaper, "For Eric Sloane / My Mentor / Kenneth Lynch / Feb 26, 1975."
Inventory number #012856



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


Price:
$75.00

Robicsek, Francis [Inscribed]
THE SMOKING GODS: Tobacco in Maya Art, History, and Religion
Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 1978

First edition. Quarto. xxv, 233 pp; illustrated with 234 color & b/w photographs & drawings; notes; references; index. Black cloth with silver-lettered spine & silver-stamped image on cover in dustjacket. VG/VG, a crisp, unmarked copy; jacket lightly chipped on top edge, minor wear at base of spine, top edge toned. Inscribed by author on title page.
Inventory number #012847



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: None


Price:
$95.00

Beaton, Cecil
THE GLASS OF FASHION
Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, 1954

Early printing of first edition. Octavo. 397 pp; numerous pen and ink drawings by the author; index. Publisher's black cloth, lacks jacket. VG+, a tight, solid copy, old gift inscription dated Dec 25, 1956 on half title page.
Inventory number #012818



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


Price:
$85.00

Levy, Newman [Inscribed to Walter Latendorf]
THEATRE GUYED
NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 1933

First edition (stated]. Octavo. 89 pp; full-page drawings by Rea Irvin. Grey cloth with blue-stamped lettering on spine and cover in dustjacket. Near Fine/VG. Inscribed "To Walter Latendorf, Collector of First Editions, August 7, 1934" on front flyleaf, else a clean, unmarked copy; unclipped jacket has lightly chipped edges, more so on rear panel than front. Humorous summaries of well-known plays and literary works in verse form.
Inventory number #012817



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$50.00

Cowles, Fleur, Editor
FLAIR Magazine, March 1950 Issue
NY: Cowles Magazines, 1950

First edition. Small folio. 124 pp; full of color & b/w illustrations, several fold-outs and bound-in booklets. Paperback. VG, a clean, unmarked copy, spine intact.
Inventory number #012814