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


Price:
$45.00

Bacon, Mardges
John McAndrew's Modernist Vision: from the Vassar College Art Library to the Museum of Modern Art in New York
Hudson, NY: Princeton Architectural Press, 2018

First edition. Small quarto. 190 pp; 16 pp of color photographs, numerous b/w & color illustrations; a complete list of exhibitions held at the Vassar College Art Gallery, 1923-1940. Hardcover with dustjacket. Fine/Near Fine, a clean, unmarked copy, faint paperclip impression on 1st few pp, bottom corners gently bumped; unclipped jacket with no visible wear.
Inventory number #014473



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$125.00

Omaha Steel Works
Ornamental Iron for the Home
Omaha, NE: Omaha Steel Works, 1910

First edition. Octavo. 24 pp; b/w photographs throughout. B/w illustrated card wrappers bound with brads. VG, a clean unmarked copy; covers show light wear.
Inventory number #014471



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


Price:
$150.00

Kuper, Marijke & Ida van Zijl
Gerrit Th. Rietveld 1888-1964: L'Oeuvre Complet
Utrecht: Centraal Museum, 1992

First edition. Square quarto. 396 pp; profuse b/w & color illustrations. Text in French. Cloth with dustjacket. Near Fine/Near Fine, a clean, unmarked copy; jacket spine sunned else Near Fine. Published on the occasion of a retrospective exhibition of Rietveld's work in Utrecht, Holland, and which later traveled to both Paris and New York. This catalog provides an overview of both furniture, interiors, graphic design and jewelry. It contains six texts by Rietveld himself, an extensive bibliography and a list of important biographical details. Catalogue raisonne.
Inventory number #014449



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good+
Jacket: None


Price:
$185.00

Moats, Alice-Leone
No Nice Girl Swears
NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 1933

First edition. Small octavo. x, 185 pp, printed on yellow paper. Silver cloth with blue lettered cover & spine, no jacket. VG+, a crisp, unmarked copy, minor wear to spine ends. An attractive copy of the scarce first edition. With a foreword by Edna Woolman Chase, editor in chief of Vogue magazine.
Inventory number #014441



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: New
Jacket: New


Price:
$20.00

King, Robert Arthur
Faces in Stone: Architectural Sculpture in New York City
NY: W.W. Norton, 2008

First edition. Oblong octavo. 144 pp; 250 b/w photographs. Cloth with dustjacket. Fine/Fine, a new, unused copy. A delightful collection of quirky faces and figures that appear on New York City buildings, most built during the years between the Civil War and World War I. Designed for entrances, around doorways, on cornices, and in lobbies, they include beautiful women's faces, frightening grotesques, and natural elements such as acanthus leaves, vines, and flowers.
Inventory number #014428



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


Price:
$20.00

Yang, John
Over the Door: The Ornamental Stonework of New York
NY: Princeton Architectural Press, 1995

First edition. Small octavo. 171 pp; profuse b/w photographs. Black cloth with embossed lettering on cover & spine in dustjacket. Near Fine/VG, a clean, unmarked copy; jacket shows minor scuffing.
Inventory number #014427



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


Price:
$75.00

Alpern, Andrew
Apartments for the Affluent: A Historical Survey of Buildings in New York
NY: McGraw-Hill, 1975

First edition. Quarto. 159 pp; more than 100 b/w photographs & floor plans; indices of addresses and names. Cloth with dustjacket. Near Fine/VG, a clean, unmarked copy, unclipped jacket shows light edgewear. The author portrays more than seventy of Manhattan's most famous apartment houses, incl. the Dakota, the Dorilton, the Ansonia, Alwyn Court, London Terrace, and River House. All are illustrated with interior and exterior photos & detailed floor plans.
Inventory number #014426



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


Price:
$75.00

Dariaux, Genevieve Antoine [Inscribed]
Elegance: A Complete Guide for every Woman Who Wants to Be Well and Properly Dressed on All Occasions
Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1964

First edition. Octavo. 319 pp. Black cloth with gilt-lettered spine in dustjacket. VG/VG, a clean, unmarked copy; unclipped jacket with a few short edge tears & light edgewear, small chip at top of spine, white portion of jacket toned. Inscribed by Dariaux. Madame Dariaux was the directice of Nina Ricci for many years. She had opened her own fashion house before going to Nina Ricci.
Inventory number #014425



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: None


Price:
$15.00

Burket, Harriet, editor
House & Garden's Complete Guide to Creative Entertaining
NY: McGraw Hill, 1971

First edition. Quarto. 256 pp; profuse color & b/w photographs. Red cloth with gilt spine title, lacks jacket. VG, a clean, unmarked copy; spine ends starting to fray, spine a bit faded. A great look at 1950's and 1960's entertaining ideas, including table settings, basic party planning, children's parties and themed parties, outdoor & holiday parties, preparing the bar, menu planning and more.
Inventory number #014424



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


Price:
$25.00

Howell, Georgina
Vogue Women
NY: Thunder's Mouth Press, 2000

First edition. Quarto. 176 pp; profuse photographs, some in color; index. Cloth with dustjacket. Near Fine/VG, a clean, unmarked copy; unclipped jacket with minor edgewear. Georgina Howell's review of the achievements of the key female icons of our times with over 120 of the finest photos from the Vogue archives.
Inventory number #014423



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


Price:
$50.00

Colwin, Laurie
Home Cooking
NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 1988

First edition. Octavo. 193 pp; illustrated by Anna Shapiro. Cloth-backed hardcover with dustjacket. Near Fine/Near Fine, a crisp, unmarked copy; unclipped jacket with minimal wear to spine ends. Part memoir, part cookbook, and part one cook talking to another, this book is about the pleasures of discovering, cooking, and eating good, simple food.
Inventory number #014422



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


Price:
$40.00

Colwin, Laurie
More Home Cooking: A Writer Returns to the Kitchen
NY: HarperCollins, 1993

First edition. Octavo. 224 pp. Cloth-backed hardcover with dustjacket. Near Fine/Near Fine, a crisp, unmarked copy; unclipped jacket with no visible wear. Part memoir, part cookbook, and part one cook talking to another, this book is about the pleasures of discovering, cooking, and eating good, simple food.
Inventory number #014421



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


Price:
$15.00

Israel, Andrea; Pamela Mitchell
Taking Tea: The Essential Guide to Brewing, Serving, and Entertaining with Teas from Around the World
NY: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1987

First edition. Square quarto. 144 pp; color photographs throughout. Cloth with dustjacket. VG/VG, small tea stain! on bottom edges, else a clean, unmarked copy; unclipped jacket with small tear at base of spine. A very attractive book featuring the origins of tea drinking in countries around the world, as well as indigenous tea foods for those countries, including Africa, the Caribbean, China, France, India, Japan, Morocco, Russia, and of course England.
Inventory number #014420



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


Price:
$40.00

Chamberlain, Samuel & Narcissa Chamberlain
Southern Interiors of Charleston, South Carolina
NY: Hastings House, 1956

First edition. Large quarto. 172 pp; color frontispiece & hundreds of b/w photographs; list of houses illustrated. Dark blue cloth with gilt lettering in dustjacket. Near Fine/VG, a crisp, unmarked copy; unclipped jacket with light edgewear. Still one of the best photographic books of the interiors of Charleston's historic homes. Photographs by the noted photographer Samuel Chamberlain, and text by Narcissa Chamberlain, his wife.
Inventory number #014419



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


Price:
$35.00

Editors of House & Garden
House & Garden's Best in Decoration
NY: Conde Nast Books / Random House, 1987

First edition. Quarto. 303 pp; lavish color photographs; index. Cloth with dustjacket. Near Fine/VG, a crisp, unmarked copy in unclipped jacket. This book features designers and their clients, as well as designers at home. Includes Benjamin Baldwin, Mica Ertegun, Suzie Frankfurt, Albert Hadley, William Hodgins, Juan Pablo Molyneux, Renzo Mongiardino, Sister Parish, John Saladino, Stephen Sills, John Stefanidis & others.
Inventory number #014416



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


Price:
$100.00

Corbett, Patricia
Verdura: The Life and Work of a Master Jeweler
NY: Harry N. Abrams, 2002

First edition. Quarto. 224 pp; 182 color & 56 b/w illustrations. Cloth with dustjacket. Near Fine/Near Fine, a clean, unmarked copy; jacket shows light wear. Since the mid-20th century, Sicilian duke turned jewelry designer Fulco di Verdura has fashioned neo-Baroque jewelry which has become a status symbol. Verdura's patrons included Wallis Simpson, Marlene Dietrich, Greta Garbo, and Diana Vreeland.
Inventory number #014414



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


Price:
$85.00

Bray, Elizabeth Irvine
Paul Flato: Jeweler to the Stars
Woodbridge, Suffolk: Antique Collectors Club, 2010

First edition. Large quarto, 222 pp; profuse color & b/w photographs; bibliography; index. Gilt-lettered gray cloth with dustjacket. Near Fine/VG, a clean, unmarked copy; jacket clean & bright, only blemish is small tear & light creasing at base of spine. Texas-born Paul Flato (1900-1999), known as Hollywood's first celebrity jeweler, designed jewelry for a total of six films, including Holiday (1938) with Katherine Hepburn. Financial difficulties landed Flato in Sing Sing in the mid-forties; he returned to designing jewelry after his release, albeit less expensive pieces. In 1970 he opened a jewelry shop in Mexico & lived there for two decades. This is the first monograph of Flato's work.
Inventory number #014413



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Fine
Jacket: Fine


Price:
$50.00

Simpson, Jeffrey
Rose Cumming : Design Inspiration : Dessin Fournir Collections
NY: Rizzoli, 2012

First edition. Large quarto. 224 pp; profuse color photographs. Hardcover with dustjacket. Fine/Fine, a crisp copy with no inscriptions; jacket glossy with no wear. Rose Cumming was the most flamboyant of the "great lady decorators."
Inventory number #014412



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


Price:
$85.00

Petkanas, Christopher
Parish-Hadley: Sixty Years of American Design
Boston: Little, Brown, 1995

First edition. Quarto. 181 pp; profusely illustrated mainly in color. Cloth with dustjacket. VG/VG, a clean, unmarked copy, small ding to top edge, unclipped jacket with a few short edge tears. Two of America's most celebrated interior decorators - Sister Parish (who died in 1994) and Albert Hadley (died in 2012) - reveal the secrets of their unique style.
Inventory number #014411



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


Price:
$25.00

Costin, Lucinda
American Elegance: Classic and Contemporary Menus from Celebrated Hosts and Hostesses
NY: Abbeville Press, 1988

First edition. Square quarto. 246 pp; color photographs throughout. Red cloth with dustjacket, Near Fine/VG, a clean, unmarked copy; rear cover of jacket shows light scuffing. A fascinating book with menus and recipes contributed by well-known hosts and hostesses. It is illustrated with fine examples of American decorative arts from Winterthur's vast holdings, arranged in some of the museum's over 200 period rooms.
Inventory number #014407