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Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$20.00

Cocteau, Jean
La Difficulte d'Etre
Paris: Paul Morihien, 1947

Twelvemo. 273 pp. Text in French. Paperback with glassine wraps. #165/1000 copies on Alma Marais. VG, a clean, unmarked copy, glassine wraps with small loss.
Inventory number #014560



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: None


Price:
$35.00

Peden, Charles
Newsreel Man
Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Doran & Company, 1932

First edition. Small quarto. 126 pp plus 40 pp containing b/w images. Pictorial yellow cloth, lacking dustjacket. VG copy, toning to edges of prelims, else pp clean & bright, tiny bookstore label affixed to rear pastedown; binding tight, covers show light soil & black background of spine lightly rubbed. Charles Peden's memoirs of his early years as a newsreel camera man in the late 1920's. The book ends with the Lindbergh kidnapping but his book deadline occurs before the baby is found.
Inventory number #014494



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


Price:
$10.00

Thomas, Robert McG., Jr. Edited by Chris Calhoun
52 McGs.: The Best Obituaries from Legendary New York Times Writer Robert McG. Thomas Jr.
NY: Scribner, 2001

First edition. Octavo. 192 pp; occasional b/w photograph. Cloth-backed hardcover with dustjacket. Near Fine/VG, a clean, unmarked copy; unclipped jacket slightly yellowed along top edge.
Inventory number #014398



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


Price:
$15.00

Coddington, Grace with Michael Roberts
Grace: A Memoir
NY: Random House, 2012

First printing. Quarto. 333 pp; well-illustrated with color & b/w photographs. Orange paper-covered hardcover with dustjacket. Near Fine/VG, a clean, unmarked copy with tight binding; unclipped jacket with slight wear to bottom of spine. A memoir from Grace Coddington, Vogue's longtime creative director, and a former model.
Inventory number #014336



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


Price:
$20.00

Symonds, John Addington
The Life of Michelangelo
NY: Modern Library, n.d.

Modern Library #49. Octavo. 544 pp. Original green cloth with dustjacket illustrated by E. McKnight Kauffer. VG+/VG, former owner stamp on half title page, else an unmarked copy, binding bright & solid; price-clipped jacket has small tear at bottom of front panel, spine slightly faded.
Inventory number #014306



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


Price:
$25.00

Lessard, Suzannah
The Architect of Desire: Beauty and Danger in the Stanford White Family
NY: Dial Press, 1996

Second printing. Octavo. 334 pp; b/w illustrations; b/w photos. Cloth-backed boards with dustjacket. VG/VG, a clean, unmarked copy; bottom front corner lightly bumped, unclipped jacket with no creases or tears. The author is the oldest of Stanford White's great-granddaughters.
Inventory number #014274



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


Price:
$395.00

Schiaparelli, Elsa
SHOCKING LIFE
NY: E.P. Dutton & Co., 1954

First American edition. Octavo. 254 pp; 4 color plates; b/w illustrations, tailpieces by Christian Berard. Black cloth with pink lettering on cover & spine in dustjacket. VG+/VG+, binding has slight lean, previous owner name on front flyleaf, else a clean, unmarked copy; unclipped jacket has light wear to spine ends, spine lightly rubbed; overall a handsome copy. This edition includes illustrations and photographs by Berard, Drian, Picasso, Vertes, Cecil Beaton, and Man Ray.
Inventory number #013639



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


Price:
$20.00

Rae, Isobel
CHARLES CAMERON: Architect to the Court of Russia
London: Elek Books, 1971

First edition. Quarto. 111 pp; 32 b/w illustrations; bibliography; index. Cloth with gilt-lettered spine with dustjacket. VG/VG, small spot of tape residue on front flyleaf, else an unmarked copy; jacket shows moderate wear with small tear & creases to fore edge, top corner & spine ends lightly chipped. Illustrated biography of the Scottish architect who became the favorite designer of Catherine the Great.
Inventory number #013484



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Near Fine


Price:
$45.00

Capitaine, Jean-Louis & Balthazar J.M. Charton
L'Affiche de Cinema: Le Cinema Francais
Paris: Editions Frederic Birr / Ateliers Henry Labat, 1983

Quarto. 159 pp; fully illustrated with 270 color & b/w illustrations, some full-page; index of poster artists including a brief biography. Text in French. Paperback with illustrated covers. Near Fine, a tight, unmarked copy; minor upturn to corners of front cover. A chronological survey of French film posters from the late 19th century to 1959. Includes a 10-pp historical overview by Jean-Louis Capitaine.
Inventory number #013357



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$30.00

Asenbaum, Inge
Jugendstil: 20er Jahre. Verkaufs-Ausstellung
Vienna: Kunstlerhaus-Galerie, 1969

Octavo. Unpaged. Exhibition catalogue containing 163 objects, all illustrated in b/w, with 8 in color; marks; catalogue of additional 108 objects; biography of designers; bibliography. Text in German. Paperback. VG, a clean copy with no markings; front cover scratch with slight loss of image, minor edgewear. Catalogue of an exhibition held at the Kunstlerhaus in Vienna from October 29 to November 20, 1969.
Inventory number #013350



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: 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: Very Good


Price:
$25.00

Chase, Ilka, introduction
A LADY'S PLEASURE: The Modern Woman's Treasury of Good Reading
NY: William Penn Publishing, 1946

First edition. Octavo. xi, 602 pp. Cloth with gilt-lettered spine with dustjacket. VG/VG, a clean, unmarked copy, price-clipped jacket edges lightly chipped, small loss at base of spine. An anthology of short stories, poems, articles, reminiscences, sketches and other pieces of nonfiction by renowned authors, both male and female.
Inventory number #012559



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


Price:
$15.00

Franklin, Benjamin. Introduction by Henry Steele Commager
THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF BENJAMIN FRANKLIN & Selections from His Other Writings
NY: Modern Library, 1950

Twelvemo. xxi, 264 pp. Publisher's dark blue cloth with gilt titles on deep red rules box with dustjacket. VG, a clean, unmarked copy; jacket has light wear at spine ends & minor rubbing down the center & along edge of spine.
Inventory number #012437



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Fine
Jacket: Near Fine


Price:
$45.00

Brown, Jane
LUTYENS AND THE EDWARDIANS: An English Architect and His Clients
NY: Viking Press, 1996

First printing. Quarto. xii, 276 pp; 26 color & numerous b/w illustrations; bibliography; index. Cloth with dustjacket. Fine/Near Fine, a crisp, unmarked copy; unclipped jacket crisp and clean. A profile of Sir Edwin Lutyens' clients.
Inventory number #011920



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$10.00

Lutyens, Mary
EDWIN LUTYENS by his Daughter
London: Black Swan, 1991

Twelvemo. 335 pp; b/w photographs & drawings; appendix; index. Paperback. VG, light edgewear. Biography of Sir Edwin Lutyens written by his daughter. Uncommon.
Inventory number #011916



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


Price:
$15.00

Massie, Robert K.
CATHERINE THE GREAT: Portrait of a Woman
NY: Random House, 2011

First edition. Octavo. 625 pp; 16 pp color photographs; select bibliography; index. Hardcover with dustjacket. Near Fine/Near Fine, a clean, unmarked copy; unclipped jacket bright, slight creasing at head of spine.
Inventory number #011714



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


Price:
$20.00

Fowler, Gene
BEAU JAMES
NY: Viking Press, 1949

Octavo. x, 389 pp, illustrated with 16 pp of b/w photographs; index. Cloth with dustjacket. Near fine/VG; jacket has small chip to top of front panel and near the heel and a couple of small closed tears and light edgewear. The chronicle of James J. Walker, New York City's 100th mayor, known to millions as "Jimmy".
Inventory number #011315



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: New
Jacket: New


Price:
$25.00

Staggs, Sam
INVENTING ELSA MAXWELL: How an Irrepressible Nobody Conquered High Society, Hollywood, the Press, and the World
NY: St. Martin's Press, 2012

First printing. Octavo. 340 pp; 32 pp of b/w photography; extensive bibliography; index. Hardcover with dustjacket. A new, unused copy. A clean, unmarked copy; unclipped jacket glossy & bright with no wear. The first biography of Elsa Maxwell who rose from the San Francisco middle class to the heights of society in New York, London, Paris, Venice, and Monte Carlo.
Inventory number #011304



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


Price:
$15.00

Gruen, John
ERIK BRUHN: Danseur Noble
NY: Viking Press, 1979

First edition. Octavo. 252 pp; b/w photographs; appendix - roles danced, productions; filmography; bibliography; index. Hardcover with dustjacket. VG/VG, a clean, unmarked copy; unclipped jacket. The biography of Erik Bruhn (1928-1986), Danish ballet dancer noted for his outstanding classical technique, who appeared mainly as a guest artist with North American and European companies.
Inventory number #011196