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Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$75.00

Porter, Horace
Laurel House and Laurel-in-the-Pines, Lakewood, New Jersey
NY: Press of the Moss Engraving Co., n.d.

ca. 1900. Oblong octavo. [16] pp; b/w illustrations; floor plans; railroad map. Tan wrapper printed with black & red lettering, cord tie. VG, covers soiled & rubbed, pencil drawing of 3 kittens on back cover, text unmarked. Lakewood, NJ was the most famous winter resort in the East from 1880 until 1930 or so. Laurel House, one of the grand hotels, opened in 1881 with a billing as "the first great resort hotel to be erected in America." Ten years later the equally impressive Laurel-in-the-Pines went up. This promotional viewbook provides an exterior illustration and floor plans of both these hotels as they appeared in 1900. OCLC shows 4 copies.
Inventory number #014466



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:
$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: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good+


Price:
$35.00

Hope, Thomas
Household Furniture and Interior Decoration: Classic Style Book of the Regency Period
NY: Dover, 1971

Complete reprint of the 1807 edition with new introduction by David Watkin. Quarto. xiii, 140 pp; 60 original plates & 10 new illustrations. Paperback. VG+, a clean, unmarked copy; binding tight, cover near fine except gentle crease to bottom corner, not affecting pages. This book, more than any other, defines the English Regency style - a blend of Classical, Egyptian & French Empire elements. An important reference for designers, architects, scholars & connoisseurs.
Inventory number #014347



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


Price:
$15.00

Innes-Smtih, Robert
Notable Derbyshire Houses
Derby: Derbyshire Countryside Limited, 1972

Quarto. 135 pp; profuse b/w photographs with some in color. Red textured cloth with dustjacket; illustrated endpapers. VG/VG, a clean, unmarked copy; price-clipped jacket, spine toned and ends lightly chipped.
Inventory number #014345



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$45.00

American Face Brick Association
The Story of Brick: The Permanence, Beauty, and Economy of the Face Brick House
Chicago: American Face Brick Assoc, 1922

Third edition. Octavo. 55 pp; contains one color plate & numerous b/w photographs. Pictorial card covers. VG, a clean, unmarked copy; covers bright with minimal edgewear. A well illustrated pamphlet full of b/w photos of brick houses of the period, including the work of Grosvenor Atterbury, Carrere & Hastings, Myron Hunt, Janssen & Abbott, Wilson Eyre; Duhring, Okie & Ziegler, and many more.
Inventory number #014279



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


Price:
$65.00

Port, M.H., editor
The Houses of Parliament
New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1976

First edition. Quarto. xxi, 347 pp; frontispiece "Gothic Lily" wall paper, printed by hand by John Penny Ltd from the original wood blocks, 11 color plates, 208 b/w illustrations, 3 tables; appendices; notes; index. Cloth with dustjacket. Near Fine/VG, a clean, unmarked copy; jacket lightly chipped at top of spine and one corner.
Inventory number #014257



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: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$40.00

Stowell, Kenneth K.
HOUSE BEAUTIFUL. January 1938
NY: Hearst Magazines, 1938

Vol. 80, No. 1. Folio (13 in. x 10 in.). 82 pp; full of color & b/w illustrations. Paperback. VG+, a clean, unmarked copy; spine heavily rubbed, short tear to rear fore edge, some corners dog-eared. Cover photograph by Paul Outerbridge, Jr. Articles include the winners of Western division of the Tenth annual Small House competition, a book-lined room, and garden advice.
Inventory number #014005



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$40.00

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

Vol. 79, No. 3. Folio (13 in. x 10 in.). 132 pp; full of color & b/w illustrations. Paperback. VG+, a clean, unmarked copy; spine lightly rubbed. Cover photograph by Paul Outerbridge, Jr. Articles include the winner and honorable mentions in a new special prize class for week-end houses. They include Gardner A. Dailey, William Wurster, Harwell Hamilton Harris, and Donald Beach Kirby.
Inventory number #014004



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$40.00

Stowell, Kenneth K.
HOUSE BEAUTIFUL. October 1936. The Bride's Issue
NY: Hearst Magazines, 1936

Vol. 78, No. 10. Folio (13 in. x 10 in.). 142 pp; full of color & b/w illustrations. Paperback. VG+, a clean, unmarked copy; spine lightly rubbed. Cover by Leon Carroll. Articles include several for Brides, "America Builds, Detroit," two new houses for large familes with floor plans; and "Linen - Informal, Formal" featuring the linens of Margaret Mergentime, and Leron.
Inventory number #014003



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$40.00

Stowell, Kenneth K.
HOUSE BEAUTIFUL. May 1938
NY: Hearst Magazines, 1938

Vol. 80, No. 5. Folio (13 in. x 10 in.). 156 pp; full of color & b/w illustrations. Paperback. VG+, a clean, unmarked copy; spine lightly rubbed with short tear at base. Cover photograph by Paul Outerbridge, Jr. Articles include several for the Brides of 1938 on choosing silver and linen; draperies; wedding invitations; "Philadelphia Gardens" by Helen van Pelt Wilson, Portfolio of Details - Bay Windows, and photographs & floor plans for two houses. Advertisements include many by silver and linen companies, and travel ads.
Inventory number #014002



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$40.00

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

Vol. 79, No. 2. Folio (13 in. x 10 in.). 100 pp; full of color & b/w illustrations. Paperback. VG+, a clean, unmarked copy; spine lightly rubbed, back cover with light soil. Cover photograph by Paul Outerbridge, Jr. Articles include the Tenth Annual Small house Competition winners of the Western division. They include William Wilson Wurster, Frederick L.R. Confer, Wallace Neff, and Winchton L. Risley.
Inventory number #014001



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$40.00

Samuels, Arthur H.
HOUSE BEAUTIFUL. September 1936
NY: Hearst Magazines, 1936

Vol. 78, No. 9. Folio (13 in. x 10 in.). 100 pp; full of color & b/w illustrations. Paperback. VG+, a clean, unmarked copy; spine lightly rubbed, back cover with light soil. Cover design: Espalier Apples by Leon Carroll. Articles include "America Builds" by Ethel B. Power, "When She Comes Home from the Office," featuring furniture designed by Macy, "Three New Bathrooms" with fixtures by Crane Company, and lighting fixtures by Lightolier. Advertisements by Armstrong Linoleum, Kenmar cooper shingles, General Electric, Monel Metal, Hodgson Houses, Carrara Walls by Pittsburgh Glass, Vitrolite by Libbey Owens Ford Glass Co., and others.
Inventory number #014000



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


Price:
$15.00

Shewell-Cooer, W.E.
The A.B.C. of the Greenhouse
London: English Universities Press, 1951

Fourth impression. Octavo. 328 pp; 4 color, 9 b/w photos, and numerous line drawings. Bright green cloth with dustjacket. VG/VG, an unmarked copy with scattered faint foxing on front & rear endpapers & edges of text block; price-clipped jacket with light edgewear, inside of jacket with faint foxing.
Inventory number #013974



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$15.00

May, Ralph
Among Old Portsmouth Houses
Boston: Self-published, 1946

Octavo. 39 pp plus 10 pp of b/w photographs. Stiff card covers. VG, a clean, unmarked copy; a few tiny brown spots on front cover, minor soiling along edges. Inscribed by author on half-title page.
Inventory number #013959



Binding: Softcover
Condition: Good+


Price:
$15.00

Schneider, Norman H.
Wiring Houses for the Electric Light with special reference to Low Voltage Battery Systems
NY / London: Spon & Chamberlain / E. & F.N. Spon, Ltd., 1924

Second edition revised & enlarged. Twelvemo (7" x 5"). viii, 112 pp; 9 plates, 45 figures. Paperback. Good+, an unmarked copy; acidic cover with edge chips, spine torn in several places, top corner of last 30 pp creased, light soil. The Model Library series, No. 33.
Inventory number #013957



Binding: Softcover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$30.00

Helick, R. Martin
The Regent System of Townhouse Variations
Pittsburgh: Regent Graphic Services, 1969

Quarto. Unpaginated, full of measured drawings. Stiff plastic covers with comb binding. VG, A clean, unmarked copy; covers clean. A collection of forty townhouse floorplans.
Inventory number #013952



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$20.00

Arrizoli-Clementel, Pierre et al
Toiles de Nantes des XVIIIe et XIXe siecles : 9 decembre 1977-29 janvier 1978, Musee de l'impression sur Etoffes de Mulhouse
Mulhouse: Musee de l'Impression sur Etoffes, 1977

First edition. Octavo. 159 pp; two color & profuse b/w illustrations; bibliography. Text in French. Paperback. Near Fine, a clean, unmarked copy; slight toning to edges of back cover. Exhibition catalogue featuring 129 examples of 18th & 19th century printed textiles of Nantes.
Inventory number #013921



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: None


Price:
$35.00

Lugar, Robert
The Country Gentleman's Architect: Containing a Variety of Designs for Farm Houses and Farm Yards of Different Magnitudes
Farnborough: Gregg Press, 1971

Reprint of 1807 edition. Octavo. v, 26 pp text; 22 plates of floor plans & etchings of elevations. Dark blue cloth with gilt-lettered spine; no jacket as issued. VG, previous owner name on front flyleaf, else an unmarked copy; covers clean with no wear.
Inventory number #013849