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Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: New
Jacket: New


Price:
$60.00

Salny, Stephen M.
FRANCES ELKINS Interior Design
NY: W. W. Norton, 2005

Quarto. 208 pp; profusely illustrated in color and b/w. Cloth with dustjacket. Fine/Fine, a new, unused copy; jacket glossy with no wear. The career of Frances Adler Elkins (1888-1953), sister of renowned Chicago architect David Adler, spanned more than three decades. An avant-garde decorator and arbiter of taste, Elkins was celebrated for inspired designs that integrated various periods and styles, from country French to chinoiserie to art deco, and featured furnishings by such modern designers as Jean-Michel Frank and Alberto Giacometti.
Inventory number #014519



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


Price:
$75.00

Nicolai-Mazery, Christiane De
The Finest Houses of Paris
NY: Vendome Press, 2000

Quarto. 205 pp; fully illustrated in color; bibliography. Cloth with dustjacket. Near Fine/Near Fine. A wonderful inside look at some of the grandest homes in Paris, including Baron Guy de Rothschild's home in the Hotel Lambert, and Hubert de Givenchy's home on the left bank. The book is full of history, decoration, furniture, and the art of living.
Inventory number #014503



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:
$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: None


Price:
$125.00

[Hadley, Albert] Exhibition Catalog
Albert Hadley: Drawings and the Design Process
NY: New York School of Interior Design, 2004

Quarto. 175 pp full of color & b/w drawings by Hadley from throughout his career, starting with his student days at Parsons. Spiral bound in illustrated boards. Near Fine, a clean, unmarked copy. The homage includes Hadley's profile and appreciations of his methods contributed by six of the many designers he has mentored: Mario Buatta, David Anthony Easton, Mariette Himes Gomez, Thomas Jayne, Bunny Williams, and the late Mark Hampton.
Inventory number #014417



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: 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:
$75.00

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: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$75.00

Alabastine Co.
Dainty Wall Decorations
Grand Rapids, MI: The Alabastine Co., 1908

Narrow quarto. 32 pp; 13 color illustrations; 27 panel designs & b/w photos. Red & beige embossed wrapper with string tie. VG, a clean, unmarked copy; covers show light soil, 2-in. watermark on bottom edge of front cover. The Alabastine Company, founded in 1879, produced a variety of paint products from the gypsum that was mined from the shale beds near Grand Rapids, Michigan. It's earliest product, a dry pigment wall paint, was marketed as a "sanitary" and "hygienic" alternative to more traditional wall coverings of the day, such as lead-based paints, whitewash, and wallpaper. This booklet offers color schemes for various rooms in a house, in addition to a church and a schoolroom. Not in OCLC.
Inventory number #014023



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$40.00

Stowell, Kenneth K.
HOUSE BEAUTIFUL. January 1937
NY: Hearst Magazines, 1937

Vol. 79, No. 1. Folio (13"x 10"). 76 pp; full of color & b/w illustrations. Paperback. VG, a clean, unmarked copy; spine moderately rubbed. Articles include the winners of the Ninth annual Small House competition, and many others.
Inventory number #014008



Binding: Portfolio
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$200.00

Novi, A.
Cheminees et Coins de Feu. Deuxieme Serie [With] Additional Ephemera
Paris: Charles Moreau, 1954

Folio. [8] pp text, 42 plates loose as issued in portfolio. Publisher's pictorial paper-covered portfolio with cloth spine. VG, plates clean, with toning to edges; portfolio with light soil, spine starting to split at top & bottom. 42 b/w plates of fireplaces, most with two different designs. The designers include A. Bernard, Roger Berthier, Leleu, Jacques Mottheau, Jean Pascaud, Raphael, Jean Royere, L. Sognot, and others. LAID IN: 10 partial plates from First series, Cheminees & Coins de Feu; six models of Derbyshire stone fireplaces; 3 b/w photos of fireplaces, two by Van Wetter & one by Jacques Stevens.
Inventory number #013719



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


Price:
$95.00

Mongiardino, Renzo, edited by Fiorenzo Cattaneo
ROOMSCAPES: The Decorative Architecture of Renzo Mongiardino
NY: Rizzoli, 1993

First edition. Quarto. 208 pp; profusely illustrated with color photographs. Cloth with dustjacket. Fine/Near Fine, a crisp, unmarked copy; jacket has no tears, narrow, sunned strip at edge of spine, minor scuffing on front panel. The first monograph on the work of this renowned interior designer who had a dramatic, theatrical approach to design. He drew on sources that range from ancient Greek, Roman, and Etruscan artifacts to the work of Renaissance and baroque masters Michelangelo, Palladio, Bernini, and Borromini.
Inventory number #013616



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Near Fine


Price:
$30.00

Wilk, Christopher
MARCEL BREUER: Furniture and Interiors
NY: Museum of Modern Art, 1981

First printing. Small quarto. 192 pp; 199 b/w illustrations; bibliography. Paperback. Near Fine, a crisp, unmarked, tight copy, covers bright & glossy. The first comprehensive study of Breuer's furniture & interiors; companion to the 1981 MOMA exhibition. Exhibition brochure laid in; errata slip taped to front flyleaf.
Inventory number #013463



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: None


Price:
$60.00

Morrison. A.G.
Drapery, Interior Decoration and Architecture: A Practical Hand-book for the Dealer, Decorator and the Workroom
NY: T.A. Cawthra & Co., 1906

4to. 139 pp; 245 b/w photos, drawings & plans, 33 pp of advertisements. Dark green cloth with gilt lettering on cover. VG, former owner name on front pastedown, else an unmarked copy; cover has light wear to spine ends & corners, light spotting to cloth at edges of front cover
Inventory number #013425



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Near Fine


Price:
$20.00

Phillips, Lisa, et al
HIGH STYLES: Twentieth-Century American Design
NY: Whitney Museum/Summit Books, 1985

Quarto. 212 pp; illustrated throughout in color and b/w. Paperback. Near Fine, a clean, unmarked copy, mild rubbing to edge of spine. Catalogue of the Whitney Museum of American Art 1985-86 exhibition of objects from the art nouveau period through the post-modernist movement in America. It includes the work of many architects and designers such as Frank Lloyd Wright, Eames, Saarinen, Frank Gehry, Scott Burton, Sam Maloof, Dale Chihuly, Donald Judd, Wallace Nutting, Donald Deskey and many others.
Inventory number #013339



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Near Fine
Jacket: None


Price:
$100.00

Cowles, Fleur, Editor
FLAIR Annual 1953
NY: Cowles Magazines, 1952

First edition. Folio. 229 pp; profusely illustrated in color & b/w, with many gatefolds & cutouts. Decorated red cloth with cutout in front board. Near FIne, a crisp, unmarked copy; original glassine jacket, edges chipped. A compilation of subjects -- art, fashion, culture, travel, gardens, music, personalities, etc. Published in book form in answer to the many queries Cowles received as to when/if the magazine would resume publication. It was the first and only annual published.
Inventory number #013277



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


Price:
$25.00

Donovan, Carrie, ed.
LIVING WELL: The New York Times Book of Home Design and Decoration
NY: Times Books, 1981

First edition. Quarto. 254 pp; hundreds of color photographs. Cloth with dustjacket. Near Fine/VG, a clean, unmarked copy; unclipped jacket shows minor scuffing. A collection of noteworthy interiors selected by the New York Times' editors, they include a palazzo in the hills overlooking Genoa, Italy; Karl Lagerfeld's Paris apartment; a designer's cozy country retreat in France; and a fixed-up camper
Inventory number #012740



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Fine
Jacket: Near Fine


Price:
$60.00

Johnson, Jay
JED JOHNSON: Opulent Restraint
NY: Rizzoli, 2005

First printing. Quarto. 224 pp; profusely illustrated in color & b/w. Hardcover with dustjacket. Fine/Near Fine, a crisp, unmarked copy; jacket glossy with no wear. This is "the first book to chronicle the fascinating career, work and times of an interior design superstar whose life was cut short in 1996 by the disastrous explosion of TWA Flight 800.... His impressive celebrity client list included Pierre Berge, Mick Jagger and Jerry Hall, Richard Gere, and Barbara Streisand."
Inventory number #012626



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good-


Price:
$65.00

Collins Hardware Company
COLLINS HARDWARE COMPANY INCORPORATED: Builders Hardware Catalog
Lynn, MA: Collins Hardware Co. Inc., 1908

Quarto. 16 pp; b/w illustrations. Paperback. G+ to VG-, cover edges a bit brittle, covers soiled. Excellent original illustrated catalog of door knobs, drawer pulls and other items.
Inventory number #011800



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Fine
Jacket: None


Price:
$150.00

Cuvillies, Francois
MORCEAUX DE CAPRICES A DIVERS USAGES = Entwurfe und Skizzen zu verschiedenem Gebrauch
Munich: Battenberg, 1981

Folio. [4] pp; 48 black & white plates. Text in German. Vellum-backed decorated boards in protective cardboard slipcase. As new, a fine, unmarked copy. Fine reproductions of designs by Bavarian rococo architect and designer Francois Cuvillies (1695-1768).
Inventory number #011718