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Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Near Fine


Price:
$25.00

Sotheby's
The Jerome Rapoport Collection of American Aesthetic Silver. June 20, 1996
NY: Sotheby's, 1996

Quarto. 86 lots, all with color & b/w photographs. Essay by Janet Zapata. Paperback. A near fine, unmarked copy. This collection of American silver based on Japonism is noteworthy in its depth and breadth, encompassing all the important phases of the period with outstanding examples from Tiffany, Gorham, Whiting Mfg. Co., Dominick & Haff, Durgin, Enid Yandell, and others.
Inventory number #014619



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



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$35.00


Scientific American Building Monthly. No. 210. April 1903
NY: Munn & Co., 1903

Vol. 35, No. 4. Folio (16" x 11"). pp 68-88 + 10 pp advertisements; b/w illustrations. Paperback. VG, a clean, unmarked copy; covers lightly soiled, base of spine lightly creased. The cover photograph is the Roger Morris mansion, Washington's headquarters in NY, 1776.
Inventory number #014176



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$35.00


Scientific American Building Monthly. No. 218. December 1903
NY: Munn & Co., 1903

Vol. 36, No. 6. Folio (16" x 11"). pp 112-131 + 10 pp advertisements; b/w illustrations. Paperback. VG, a clean, unmarked copy; covers lightly soiled, bottom corner lightly creased. The cover photograph is "St. Heliers," a residence in Mount Vernon, NY. The issue includes the Stow Mansion, Roslyn, Long Island,
Inventory number #014175



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$30.00

Austin, Jean, Editor
THE AMERICAN HOME. January 1938
NY: American Home Publishing Co., 1938

Volume 19, No. 2. Quarto. 76 pp; many b/w & some color illustrations. Paperback. VG. Cover design by Herbert E. Marsden.
Inventory number #014109



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$30.00

Townsend, Reginald T., Editor
THE AMERICAN HOME. September 1930
NY: Doubleday, Doran & Co., 1930

Volume 4, No. 6. Quarto. pp 543-628, b/w & some color illustrations. Paperback. VG. Cover [color kitchen interior] by Lurelle Guild.
Inventory number #014108



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$30.00

Townsend, Reginald T., Editor
THE AMERICAN HOME. July 1930
NY: Doubleday, Doran & Co., 1930

Volume 4, No. 4. Quarto. pp 399-470, numerous b/w & some color illustrations. Paperback. VG. Cover design by J. Floyd Yewell
Inventory number #014107



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$25.00

Trade Catalogue
American Radiators
Chicago: American Radiator Co., 1914

Octavo. 16 pp; full of b/w photos. Stapled wraps with original mailing envelope. VG, a clean, unmarked copy. WITH - "New Ideal Heating Aids," American Radiator Co., 1913, 6.25" x 3.5" 20-pp booklet with b/w illustrations of room temperature controls, boiler damper regulators, air valves, etc.
Inventory number #014012



Binding: Softcover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$40.00

Darnell, Victor C.
A Directory of American Bridge-Building Companies: 1840-1900
Washington, DC: Society for industrial Archeology, 1984

Quarto. 110 pp; b/w illustratrions; bibliography; index. Paperback. VG, a clean, unmarked copy; light creasing to corners, light soiling, dynamo label with title affixed to spine.
Inventory number #013955



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


Price:
$50.00

Montgomery, Florence M. [Signed]
Printed Textiles : English and American Cottons and Linens 1700-1850
NY: Viking Press, 1970

First edition. Quarto. 379 pp; 30 color & 428 b/w illustrations; bibliography; index. Cloth with dustjacket. VG/VG, remains of removed label on front flyleaf, tiny rubbed spot on front pastedown, one corner gently bumped, barely affecting pp; clipped jacket has small chip at top of spine. Signed by Montgomery on the title page. This important reference features more than 400 examples of printed textiles from the Winterthur Museum collection.
Inventory number #013920



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: None


Price:
$150.00

Ware, William R.
THE AMERICAN VIGNOLA. Part I: The Five Orders; Part II: Arches and Vaults, Roofs and Domes, Doors and Windows, Walls and Ceilings, Steps and Staircases
Scranton, PA: International Textbook Company, 1913

Part I, Fifth edition, 1920 / Part II, Second edition, 1913. Quarto. iv, 46 pp; 18 loose plates in rear pocket. Part II: vi, 52 pp; 19 loose plates in rear pocket. Dark blue cloth with gilt-stamped lettering on cover & spine. VG, both volumes ex-library (non-circulating) - only marks are ink stamps on front & rear pastedowns and endpapers. Former owner name on ffep; covers show minimal wear, spine gilt dull on Part II.
Inventory number #013838



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Near Fine


Price:
$20.00

Sharf, Frederic A.
SUBURBAN AMERICA 1945-1970. Drawings of Buildings and Automobiles Which Changed the Appearance of American Suburbs
Newbury, MA: Newburyport Press, 2002

Quarto. 63 pp; 34 color drawings; bibliography. Paperback. Near Fine, a clean, unmarked copy. This exhibition catalog features presentation design drawings of buildings and automobiles which changed the appearance of American suburbs. Exhibition was held at Brigham & Women's Hospital, Sharf Admitting Center, Boston from September 2002 to March 2003.
Inventory number #013708



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


Price:
$50.00

Hewitt, Mark Alan
THE ARCHITECT & THE AMERICAN COUNTRY HOUSE 1890-1940
New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1990

First edition. Quarto. xiii, 312 pp; 308 color & b/w illustrations; extensive bibliography. Cloth with dustjacket. Near fine in near fine jacket. Wealthy Americans began building opulent country estates in the late 1880s and continued for the next 50 years. The author explores the architects who designed these houses, the clients who commissioned them, and their historic significance. Architectural photographs by Richard Cheek.
Inventory number #013629



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$15.00

Nelson, Christina H.
Directly from China: Export Goods for the American Market, 1784-1930
Salem, MA: Peabody Essex Museum, 1985

Octavo. 120 pp; b/w photographs throughout; bibliography. Paperback. VG, a clean, unmarked copy; Slight wave to top 2-in. of covers and pages due to the way book was stored, edges lightly rubbed, old price stick on back cover & inside of front cover. Errata sheet laid in.
Inventory number #013548



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: New


Price:
$50.00

Vreeland, Diana & Stella Blum
AMERICAN WOMEN OF STYLE An Exhibition Organized by Diana Vreeland
NY: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1975

Oblong octavo. [36] pp; numerous b/w illustrations. Paperback. Fine, a crisp, unmarked copy; covers with no wear. Catalogue of an exhibition organized by Diana Vreeland for the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan. "This is not a dress show. This is an exhibition to project, through the beholder's imagination, a vision of ten American women of style." DV. The women are Elsie de Wolfe, Mrs. Charles Dana Gibson, Consuelo, Duchess of Marlborough, Mrs. John W. Garrett, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, Isadora Duncan, Mercedes de Acosta, Irene Castle, Millicent Rogers, and Josephine Baker.
Inventory number #013497



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Fine
Jacket: None


Price:
$125.00

Buhler, Kathryn C.
AMERICAN SILVER 1655-1825 in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, 1972

Two volumes in slipcase. Quarto. 708 pp; 689 illustrations; index. Half cloth in slipcase. Fine, a crisp, unmarked copy in ndar fine slipcase - appears unused.. "A detailed catalogue of more than 600 pieces of American silver by more than 150 known makers in the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, which is unsurpassed in examples of New England manufacture. The catalogue is arranged geographically, then chronologically by makers' dates under place of origin." Arntzen
Inventory number #013432



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: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$15.00

Benjamin, Asher
THE AMERICAN BUILDER'S COMPANION or, A System of Architecture Particularly Adapted to the Present Style of Building
NY: Dover, 1969

Reprint. Quarto. ix + 114 pp of text; 70 plates, containing over 375 figures. Paperback. VG, light wear to corners. A reprint of the sixth & final edition (1827), with a new introduction by William Morgan. This is the first edition of a work by Asher Benjamin to offer "Grecian architecture," and the real starting point of the Greek Revival in New England. This edition is augmented by nine additional plates on handrails for circular stairs and Grecian architecture.
Inventory number #013322



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good+


Price:
$40.00

Beckerdite, Luke, ed.
AMERICAN FURNITURE 2000
Milwaukee, WI: Chipstone Foundation, 2000

Quarto. xi, 2239 pp; many b/w & color illustrations; index. Paperback. VG+, minor edgewear, spine slightly cocked, minor scuffing to covers. This issue presents articles on: the early furniture of Christopher & Job Townsend, furniture by the Potthast Brothers of Baltimore, 1892-1975; the genesis of Neoclassical Style in Baltimore Furniture; Baltimore cabinetmaker Edward Priestley; John Cadwalader's commode-seat side chairs; Patronage in early Salem: The Symonds Shops; and Cultural Negotiations: A Study of the New Mexican Caja. Also book reviews and a list, "Recent Writing on American Furniture," compiled by Gerald W.R. Ward.
Inventory number #013166



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


Price:
$125.00

Reiff, Daniel D.
HOUSES FROM BOOKS: The Influence of Treatises, Pattern Books, and Catalogs in American Architecture, 1738-1950. A History and Guide
University Park, PA: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2000

Quarto. xi, 412 pp; 734 b/w photographs, drawings, floor plans & graphs; notes; bibliography; index. Cloth with gilt-lettered spine in dustjacket. Near Fine/Near Fine, a clean, unmarked copy; binding slightly cocked; jacket slightly rubbed.
Inventory number #012979