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


Price:
$30.00

Fox, Celina, ed.
London - World City : 1800-1840 [John Russell's copy]
New Haven, CT: Yale University Press / Museum of London, 1992

First edition. Quarto. 624 pp; profuse color & b/w illustrations. Cloth with dustjacket. VG/VG, clean, tight copy; "John Russell, 1992" inked on half title page, else unmarked; jacket has one closed tear at top edge, corners & top of spine lightly rubbed. Georgian London has been the subject of numerous books, but none like this. Prepared for an exhibition mounted in Essen, Germany, this book is an exhaustive overview of the material culture of London at that point in time. The book begins with 14 essays by major British scholars on aspects of urban life, from the Coronation of George IV to the rise of popular radicalism in political and economic thought. London nourished a wide variety of aspirations; its art, theater, and economic achievements in this 40-year span were notable. The remainder of this large work is devoted to the actual exhibition catalog.
Inventory number #013901



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Near Fine


Price:
$25.00

Ward, John. Introduction by Brinsley Ford
The Paintings of John Ward
Newton Abbot: David & Charles, 2006

First paperback edition. Oblong quarto. 96 pp; profuse color illustrations; index. Paperback. Near Fine, a clean, unmarked copy; covers bright with no wear. This book features the art of English neo-romantic artist John Ward (born 1917), bringing together many of the artist's best and most familiar works. It includes the artist's famous portraits of Diana, the Princess of Wale (1984)s and the Princess Royal (1987-88). Ward worked in a range of mediums, including pen and ink, pencil, oils, and watercolors.
Inventory number #013900



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Near Fine


Price:
$250.00

Boydell, Christine
The Architect of Floors: Modernism, Art and Marion Dorn Designs
London: Schoeser, 1996

Square octavo. 144 pp; 62 color & 66 b/w illustrations; bibliography; index. Paperback. A fine, unused copy with no internal markings; covers with no wear. Marion Dorn (1896-1964) worked in several areas of design over a forty-year career, mostly in Britain but also in her native U.S. Best known as a textile designer, Dorn was responsible for the rug in Syrie Maugham's famous 'White Room". From about 1922 to 1962 she designed batiks, block- and screen-printed fabrics, woven fabrics, London Underground upholstery cloths, wallpapers, graphics, illustrations, furniture and complete interiors. This catalogue was produced to coincide with "The Architect of Floors" exhibition held at the RIBA Heinz Gallery, London, 1996-1997. Scarce.
Inventory number #013899



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Near Fine


Price:
$175.00

Christie's
Bel Ameublement Provenant des Collections de Valerian Rybar et Jean-Francois Daigre. 5 June 2003
Paris: Christie's, 2003

Quarto. 108 pp with 195 lots mostly illustrated in color and all described in detail. Text in French, essay also in English. Paperback. Near Fine, a clean, unmarked copy; covers bright, mild bend to one corner. The objects in this sale come from Rybar and Daigre's Parisian residence, a rue du Bac townhouse famous for their mirrored sitting room. Among the most spectacular pieces - a pair of giltwood military trophies that belonged to British novelist Somerset Maugham; a sumptuous pair of armchairs commissioned by Louise Elisabeth of France for the Colorno Palace in Parma; a 17th-century Italian pietra dura cabinet; and many 1970's creations. The pair are well known for designing Alexis de Rede's Bal Oriental at the Hotel Lambert. Scarce.
Inventory number #013896



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


Price:
$150.00

Smith, H. Clifford
BUCKINGHAM PALACE: Its Treasures, Decoration & History
London: Counrtry Life, 1931

Large quarto. xxiii, 299 pp; 3 color plates & 351 b/w illustrations. Original blue gilt-lettered cloth with dustjacket with color illustration tipped on.. VG/VG, a crisp, unmarked copy; binding tight; price-clipped jacket is toned, with light edgewear, small loss to spine ends. This is the first complete authoritative survey of Buckingham Palace; the author was on the staff of the Victoria & Albert Museum.
Inventory number #013895



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


Price:
$25.00

Stroud, Dorothy
HENRY HOLLAND: His Life and Architecture
NY: A.S. Barnes, 1966

First edition. Octavo. 159 pp; 133 b/w illustrations, 4 floor plans; index. Original brown cloth with dustjacket. VG/VG, a clean, unmarked copy; price-clipped jacket lightly worn at extremities. Henry Holland (1745-1806), English architect whose elegant, simple Neoclassicism contrasted with the more lavish Neoclassical style of his contemporary Robert Adam.
Inventory number #013894



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$20.00

Gilbert, Christopher & Anthony Wells-Cole
The Fashionable Fire Place, 1660-1840
Leeds: Leeds City Art Galleries, 1985

First edition. Quarto. 82 pp, 76 b/w illustrations. Color illustrated paperback. VG, a clean, unmarked copy; minor crease on back cover, tight binding.
Inventory number #013893



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


Price:
$50.00

Katzenbach, Lois & William
The Practical Book of American Wallpaper
Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott, 1951

First edition. Quarto. ix, 142 pp; 12 samples of actual color wallpaper & over 100 b/w illustrations; index. Cloth with dustjacket. VG/VG, a clean, unmarked copy; price-clipped jacket with small loss to spine ends, edges lightly rubbed & closed tear. The authors cover the recent history of wallpaper, the selection of patterns & colors, technical requirements, manufacturing processes, and wallpaper design. Katzenbach and Warren, founded in 1928 by William Katzenbach and Phelps Warren, pioneered in wallpaper manufacture and design.
Inventory number #013892



Binding: Half-Leather
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$2000.00

Nocq, Henry
Le Poincon de Paris. Repertoire des Maitres-Orfevres de la Juridiction de Paris depuis le Moyen-Age jusqu'a la Fin du XVIIIe Siecle
Paris: H. Floury, 1926

1926-31. Limited edition. Five volumes, including Errata & Addenda volume. Quarto. xv, 325, vi, 370; vi, 441; vii, 291; 96 pp; numerous plates, some color, 1 folding plate. Text in French. Bound in half brown morocco leather with five raised bands & gilt spine labels and marbled boards, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers, ribbon marker. Original wrappers bound in. VG, text is clean & unmarked in all vols. Spine of Vol. 1 deterioted with 1-in. split at top 1.25" piece missing at bottom, repaired front joint; other vols show some cracks & crazing, bands rubbed.
Inventory number #013891



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$50.00

Humbert, Jean-Marcel, Michael Pantazzi & Christiane Ziegler
Egyptomania : L'Egypte dans l'art occidental, 1730-1930
Paris: Reunion des musees Nationaux, 1994

Stout quarto. 605 pp; numerous color & b/w illustrations; extensive bibliography & list of exhibitions; index of people. Text in French. Paperback with flaps. VG, a clean, unmarked copy; spine creased, spine & adjacent area sunned. The massive catalogue of the exhibition that originated at the Louvre, then the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, and Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna. It traces the waves of Egyptian influence that swept Europe and North America from the first modern use of Egyptian themes in a painting by Poussin in 1647 to Baccarat perfume bottles shaped like Ramses, inspired by the discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun in 1922. Egyptian imagery is presented in a collection of artwork, including ceramics by Wedgwood to jewelry by Cartier, murals by Piranesi, architectural designs by Zix, paintings by Tiepolo, and furniture by Hope. The catalogue contains 392 objects, lent from museums, private lenders such as the House of Cartier, and collections from Fontainebleu, Versailles, Malmaison and Buckingham Palace. Essays by art historians from Paris, Vienna and Ottawa give detailed histories of each object and artist.
Inventory number #013890



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$65.00

Content, Derek J., Peter Stark & Joan Rudisuhli
GOLD: Important Ancient and Ethnic Jewellery and Works of Art in Precious Metal. 14 May 1990
Geneva: Habsburg, Feldman S.A., 1990

Quarto. 240 pp; richly illustrated with color photographs; extensive bibliography. Paperback. VG, base of spine bumped, else a near fine, unmarked copy; edges of pages lightly toned. Auction catalogue has 337 lots, with 2-pp addenda of items 338-341 laid in.
Inventory number #013889



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


Price:
$15.00

Mitford, Nancy
MADAME DE POMPADOUR
NY: Harper & Row, 1968

Large octavo. 304 pp; profusely illustrated in color & b/w; sources; index. Cloth with dustjacket. VG/VG, a clean, unmarked copy, binding tight; unclipped jacket has light edgewear, both flaps toned.
Inventory number #013887



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


Price:
$20.00

Trewin, J.C.
The House of Special Purpose : An Intimate Portrait of the Last Days of the Russian Imperial Family : Compiled from the Papers of their English Tutor, Charles Sydney Gibbes
NY: Stein and Day, 1975

First edition. Octavo. 148 pp; numerous b/w illustrations. Cloth with dustjacket. VG/VG, a clean, unmarked copy; unclipped jacket
Inventory number #013886



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


Price:
$20.00

Kirk, Paul Hayden & Eugene D. Sternberg
Doctors' Offices & Clinics: Medical & Dental
NY: Reinhold Publishing Corp., 1955

First edition. Quarto. 218 pp; 2 color & profuse b/w photographs and plans; bibliography; index. Cloth with dustjacket. VG/VG, a clean, unmarked copy, minor fading to board edges; unclipped jacket has light edgewear, spine darkened with small loss to ends. Part of the Progressive Architecture Library series.
Inventory number #013885



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


Price:
$20.00

Moholy-Nagy, Sibyl
Native Genius in Anonymous Architecture
NY: Horizon Press, 1957

First edition. Quarto. 223 pp; 126 b/w plates. VG/VG, former owner name at top of front pastedown (hidden by jacket), else an unmarked copy, edges of binding slightly worn; unclipped jacket worn with small loss at spine ends & top edge of back cover, several small chips to edge of backstrip, spine faded.
Inventory number #013884



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$40.00


Facts about The Waldorf-Astoria
NY: NP, n.d.

n.d., circa 1940's. Octavo. 36 pp; numerous b/w illustrations. Printed wraps with yapped edges. VG, a clean, unmarked copy; covers lightly soiled & toned along spine, corners dog-eared.
Inventory number #013883



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$30.00

1945 Luncheon Menu
Bill of Fame! Jack Dempsey's Broadway Restaurant Mailing Menu - Luncheon
NY: Jack Dempsey's, 1945

11" x 5/5" folded mailer, 11" x 16.5" open. Luncheon menu features complete special luncheons, a la carte, sandwiches, and cocktails, wine, and beer. Cover features quotes from nine newspapers, including Walter Winchell/Mirror; Earl Wilson/Post, and Ed Sullivan/News. Jack Dempsey's Broadway Restaurant at 49th-50th St on Broadway. William Harrison "Jack" Dempsey (1895-1983) held the world heavyweight title between 1919 and 1926. From 1935-1974, he ran Jack Dempsey's Broadway Restaurant in New York City's Times Square, on the site of the old car barn across from Madison Square Garden. Most nights for those nearly forty years would find the proprietor on hand to greet guests, sign autographs, pose for pictures, and hold court.
Inventory number #013882



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Near Fine


Price:
$45.00

smith, paul J.
THE BED, September 23 - November 6, 1966
NY: Museum of Contemporary Crafts, 1966

Square octavo. [36] pp; b/w illustrations. Purple stapled wraps. Near Fine, an unmarked, clean copy; covers show minimal edgewear.
Inventory number #013881



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


Price:
$65.00

Hicks, David
DAVID HICKS ON DECORATION -- WITH FABRICS
NY: World Publishing, 1971

First American edition. Quarto. Unpaged; fully illustrated with color & b/w photographs. Cloth with dustjacket. Near Fine/VG, a clean, unmarked copy, binding tight, unclipped jacket clean & bright, top inch of spine & back cover somewhat creased, top edge with light edgewear. A classic featuring David Hick's use of fabrics in interior design, including some of his own design. A personal look at interiors designed by Hicks, narrated with his captions, many of which identify the client.
Inventory number #013880



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


Price:
$50.00

Baarsen, Reinier
Nederlandse Meubelen 1600-1800 / Dutch Furniture 1600-1800
Amsterdam / Zwolle: Rijksmuseum / Waanders Uitgevers, 1993

Octavo. 143 pp; catalogue of 67 objects illustrated with full-page photograph; bibliography. Text in English & Dutch. Cloth with dustjacket. Near Fine/Near Fine, an unmarked copy, page edges lightly toned; slightly rubbed jacket with light wear at base of spine.
Inventory number #013879