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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:
$35.00

Adachi, Barbara. Foreword by Jo Okada, introduction by Bernard Leach
THE LIVING TREASURES OF JAPAN
Tokyo, NY: Kodansha International, 1973

First edition. Small square quarto. 67 pp text plus 96 color plates. Publisher's brown cloth with silver-lettered spine in dustjacket. VG/VG, a clean, unmarked copy, front & rear pastedowns bubbled - llikely a binding error, not water damage; top & bottom of jacket spine lightly chipped, edges show light wear. Signed by author on title page.
Inventory number #012982



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: Near Fine
Jacket: Near Fine


Price:
$15.00

Sutherland, Douglas. Foreword By Diana Duchess of Newcastle
THE ENGLISH GENTLEMAN'S WIFE
London: Debrett's Peerage Ltd., 1979

First edition. Slim octavo. 80 pp; drawings by Timothy Jaques. Cloth with dustjacket. Near Fine/Near Fine, a clean, unmarked copy; price-clipped jacket is glossy & bright with no wear.
Inventory number #012971



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: None


Price:
$650.00

Zerbe, Jerome & Lucius Beebe
JOHN PERONA'S EL MOROCCO FAMILY ALBUM
NY: Privately published, 1937

First edition. Folio. 62 pp full of b/w photographs by Jerome Zerbe; index. Original blue cloth with title lettered in white on front cover, zebra-striped endpapers. Light wear to ends of spine, light dampstain at bottom edge of pages, title page foxed, else VG. Jerome Zerbe's famous photo scrapbook of the guests who frequented the famous El Morocco nightclub in New York City in the 1930s. Scarce.
Inventory number #012968



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: Near Fine
Jacket: Near Fine


Price:
$15.00

Peters, Arthur King, Preface
Jean Cocteau and the French Scene
NY: Abbeville Press, 1984

First edition. Octavo. 239 pp; illustrated with nearly 100 period photographs, paintings, and drawings. Cloth with dustjacket. Near Fine/Near Fine, a solid, unmarked copy; unclipped jacket. Eight prominent French and American authors address Cocteau's many artistic activities.
Inventory number #012941