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


Price:
$250.00

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: 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: 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:
$105.00

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

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



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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



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: Near Fine
Jacket: Very Good


Price:
$25.00

Rogers, W.G.
WISE MEN FISH HERE: The Story of Frances Steloff and the Gotham Bookmart
NY: Harcourt Brace & World, 1965

First edition. Octavo. 246 pp; 8 pp of b/w photographs; index. Cloth with dustjacket. Near Fine/VG, a clean, unmarked copy; unclipped jacket with 2" edge tear at edge of backstrip, horizontal slice near bottom edge of author photo on back cover. Founded by Frances Steloff in 1920, the Gotham Book Mart on West 47th St was more than just a bookstore. It was a gathering place and a nurturing place for writers. Her parties became as legendary as her battles against censorship.
Inventory number #013103



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: Very Good
Jacket: None


Price:
$20.00

Creighton, Thomas H., editor
BUILDING FOR MODERN MAN: A Symposium
Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1949

First edition. Octavo. xv, 219 pp. Black cloth with silver reverse lettered spine. VG
Inventory number #013001



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


Price:
$25.00

Mark, Joan T.
THE SILVER GRINGO: William Spratling and Taxco
Albuquerque, NM: University of New Mexico Press, 2000

First edition. Quarto. 154 pp; b/w photographs & drawings; bibliography; index. Cloth with dustjacket. VG/VG, a clean, unmarked copy; black remainder stamp on bottom edge, jacket lightly soiled. This biography is illustrated with photographs of Spratling's silverwork and his gallery, as well as his own drawings.
Inventory number #012984