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Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$20.00

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

12mo. 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: Near Fine
Jacket: Near Fine


Price:
$650.00

Schiaparelli, Elsa [Inscribed to Journalist Kay Lawrence]
SHOCKING LIFE
NY: E.P. Dutton & Co., 1954

First American edition. Octavo. 254 pp; color frontis and 3 color plates; numerous b/w illustrations, tailpieces by Christian Berard. Black cloth with pink lettering on cover & spine in dustjacket. VG/VG, a clean copy with no marks to text pp, bottom front corner lightly rubbed, minor wear to spine ends; unclipped jacket has light edgewear. Inscribed on front free endpaper, "To Kay Lawrence, for a delightful home/time at 21. N.Y., Elsa Schiaparelli" Katherine M. "Kay" Lawrence (1908-1992) was a journalist who became the Women's Feature Editor of the Associated Press's Radio and Television News Dept. She was president of the New York Newspaper Women's Club in 1960-61.
Inventory number #014513



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Good
Jacket: None


Price:
$75.00

De Wolfe, Elsie
After All
NY: Harper & Brothers, 1935

Second edition. Octavo. 278 pp; 16-pp section of b/w photographs. Lime green cloth with navy blue and gilt decoration on front board and spine, no jacket. Good, pp clean & bright with no markings, binding tight; front cover shows light soil, spine & outer edges of rear cover exhibit old dampstain that is not visible on endpages and only faintly visible at bottom gutter edge of some pages. Spine lettering, gilt rules, and navy blue decoration all visible and not rubbed.
Inventory number #014495



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:
$60.00

Berch, Bettina
Radical by Design: The Life and Style of Elizabeth Hawes
NY: E.P. Dutton, 1988

First edition. Octavo. 214 pp; 16 pp b/w photographs; notes, index. Lavender paper-covered boards with dustjacket. VG/VG, a clean, unmarked copy; unclipped jacket with slightly sunned spine.
Inventory number #014377



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: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$15.00

Goossen, E.C.
ELLSWORTH KELLY
NY: Museum of Modern Art, 1973

Quarto. 127 pp; 18 color & 66 b/w illustrations; 51 reference illus. Paperback. VG, A clean, unmarked copy; covers toned at edges, front cover starting to delaminate at top edge, bottom corner bumped.
Inventory number #013673



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: Very Good+
Jacket: Very Good


Price:
$40.00

Cooper, Artemis
THE DIANA COOPER SCRAPBOOK
London: Hamish Hamilton, 1987

First edition. Quarto. 192 pp; profuse b/w photographs, drawings & newspaper clippings. Blue cloth with gilt-lettered spine in dustjacket. VG+/VG, a clean, unmarked copy, bottom corner tips bumped; unclipped ;jacket shows no wear, spine lightly sunned.
Inventory number #012196



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


Price:
$25.00

Lancaster, Osbert
WITH AN EYE TO THE FUTURE
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1967

First printing of American edition. Octavo. 156 pp; 2 full-page color illustrations & numerous line drawings by the author. Original yellow cloth with dustjacket. Near Fine/VG, a clean, unmarked copy; unclipped jacket has edge tear at top edge on each side of spine with tape repair on reverse, jacket surface lightly rubbed. "A dazzling social history of the British upper-middle class world between the wars."
Inventory number #012070