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Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: None


Price:
$250.00

Cravath, Paul D.
Notes on the Cruise of Warrior in the Far East 1927
NY: Privately Printed, 1927

Octavo. ix, 179 pp; frontispiece; 17 b/w photo plates. Maps of the cruise on endpapers. Blue cloth-backed boards with paper labels on cover & spine, rough-cut edges. VG, a clean, unmarked copy, fore edge of illustrations page with some loss due to poor opening; light wear to spine ends and top corners, spine label a bit toned, top edge of text dusty. Overall, a solid copy of this uncommon book, a record of the honeymoon cruise of Mona Bismarck following her marriage to Harrison Williams, said to be the richest man in America at the time. Cravath, a guest on the trip, created this book as a public thank-you gift for his hosts. At the time, Williams' 'Warrior' was the largest, most expensive pleasure boat in the world.
Inventory number #013650



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$20.00

Sotheby's
NOTHING TO WEAR
NY: Sotheby's, 1998

Quarto. 195 lots, all illustrated with color photographs; index of designers; bibliography. Paperback. VG+, a clean, unmarked copy. Essays by Carrie Donovan and Miss Satin. An eclectic sale of apparel, accessories (hats, luggage, handbags), fashion drawings & photographs, beachwear, and 1960's fashions for the "It Girl." Results laid in.
Inventory number #013646



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$25.00

Christie's
VINTAGE COUTURE. South Kensington, 29 November 2012
London: Christie's, 2012

Quarto. Not paginated. 91 lots, each lot illustrated with color photographs. Paperback. Near Fine, a clean, unmarked copy, minor soil on back cover. Results laid in.
Inventory number #013645



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: Soft Cover
Condition: Near Fine


Price:
$75.00

Garache, Claude, Yves Bonnefoy, Jacques Thuiller
Derriere Le Miroir No. 213 : Garache
Paris: Maeght Editeur, 1975

Folio (15" x 11"). 20 pp; with ten original color lithographs, both single and double-page, including the cover, and 30 b/w drawings. Text in French. Loose in portfolio wraps. Near Fine, a clean, unmarked copy internally; cover shows minor soil, lower corner on back cover gently creased. This issue devoted to Claude Garache and his best-known subject matter, the female nude painted entirely in one color on a white background. Catalogue of an exhibition held at Galerie Maeght, Paris.
Inventory number #013633



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: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: Very Good


Price:
$375.00

Lawford, Valentine. Introduction By Diana Vreeland
VOGUE'S BOOK OF HOUSES, GARDENS, PEOPLE
NY: Viking Press / A Studio Book, 1968

First edition. Quarto. 195 pp; color & b/w photographs by Horst. Cloth with dustjacket. VG/VG, a clean, unmarked copy; price clipped jacket rubbed at spine ends - 0.5 in. at head of spine now mostly white rather than red; light edgewear, usual delamination issue. Features Madame Jacques Balsan; Mr & Mrs. Carter Burden, Jr; Miss Doris Duke; Mr. Henry Francis du Pont; Lord & Lady Eliot; Mrs. Charles Fuller; the Desmond Guinnesses; Horst's house on Long Island; Mrs. Nancy Lancaster; Marchese Emilio Pucci, Baron & Baroness Philippe de Rothschild; Duke & Duchess of Windsor and others.
Inventory number #013594



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Near Fine
Jacket: None


Price:
$275.00

White, Gleeson, editor
Practical Designing: A Handbook on the Preparation of Working Drawings
London: George Bell and Sons, 1893

First edition. Octavo. viii, 327 pp; [2] folded leaves of plates; b/w illustrations. Dark blue cloth decorated & lettered in gilt on cover and spine. Near Fine, a clean, unmarked copy internally; the covers are clean & gilt bright; touch of rubbing to edge of backstrip on rear cover & two tiny red dots on rear cover. Binding design by Gleeson White. A stellar copy. Scarce.
Inventory number #013591



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


Price:
$325.00

Robsjohn-Gibbings, T.H. [Signed]
GOOD-BYE, MR. CHIPPENDALE
NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 1947

Second edition, enlarged. Octavo. 119 pp; drawings by Mary Petty. Publisher's cloth with dustjacket. Near Fine/VG, covers clean & bright, a bit of toning at the front pastedown gutter; price-clipped jacket with closed tear at front flap fold & at top of front spine fold, 0.5 in. tear at edge of slightly darkened spine. Inscribed by author on front flyleaf, "For Robert Lukcso, With kind regards, T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings"
Inventory number #013590



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Near Fine
Jacket: None


Price:
$1500.00

Ross, John
VENICE SAVED FROM THE SEA
NY: High Tide Press, 1995

Limited to 15 numbered copies and signed by Ross. Quarto. One sheet (56 cm. x 117 cm.), printed on both sides, folded in two (top to bottom), then folded again accordion style and pasted to the lower board. Turquoise cloth boards with a wave pattern, lined in blue slubbed silk, matching silk slipcase with recessed paper title label. Near Fine, a crisp, clean copy, with no markings. Slipcase shows light sunning where a smaller book rested on top. #11 of 15 copies. Conceived, designed, illustrated and printed by John Ross in the High Tide Press workshop on Rives BFK; set in Janson and printed on a Vandercook proofing press. Printed Accordion fold. Collagraph images of Venice with two three-page fold outs. When open the pages can be unfolded to show a pull-out soft ground etching of very large proportion with hand coloring. Prints done on a Brand etching press. The binding is by James Di Marcantonio.
Inventory number #013582



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: None


Price:
$50.00

Ballot, Marie-Juliette
La Ceramique Francaise : Bernard Palissy et les Fabriques du XVIe Siecle
Pairs: Albert Morance, 1924

Octavo. 37 pp; 48 plates, both color & b/w; bibliography. Text in French. Brown cloth with gilt-titled spine. VG, blind stamp on title page, bookplate on front pastedown, plates are clean & unmarked; covers show light wear to extremities, remnants of gilt-stamped leather label over gilt-lettered spine. Originally issued as a portfolio, it has been skillfully bound in cloth using tabs to attach the pages and plates.
Inventory number #013575



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: As New
Jacket: None


Price:
$60.00

Bloom, Harold (Essay); Introduction by Ealan Wingate
ANSELM KIEFER: Merkaba
NY: Gagosian Gallery, 2002

Large quarto. 120 pp; fully illustrated. Gray cloth with blind-stamped lettering on cover & spine, no jacket as issued. A fine, crisp, unmarked copy. An exhibition of new works by Anselm Kiefer, "Merkaba" is composed of eight large-scale paintings and two monumental sculptures made of concrete and steel. The works are inspired by Kabbalist literature dealing primarily with the afterlife. The Merkaba and Hechaloth literature, as discussed in the Kabbalah texts, deal specifically with the ascent up to seven heavenly palaces or temples, which represent the seven attainments of divine spirituality. For Kiefer, the Merkaba, or mystical chariot used for this passage, is not the vehicle towards a single apocalyptic Judgment Day but, rather, a means to the ongoing process of working at art. Catalogue designed by Bruce Mau Design, Toronto.
Inventory number #013569



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


Price:
$40.00

Rykwert, Joseph
THE PALLADIAN IDEAL
NY: Rizzoli, 1999

Quarto. 226 pp; full of color photographs. Gilt-lettered brown cloth with dustjacket. Near Fine in same jacket. A clean, unmarked copy; bright jacket with no tears. This volume celebrates Palladio's architectural achievements and his lasting influence on subsequent centuries of design.
Inventory number #013564



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: None


Price:
$15.00

Seeler, Katherine & Edgar
NANTUCKET LIGHTSHIP BASKETS
Nantucket, MA: Deermouse Press, 1972

Second edition. Octavo. 124 pp; 1 full-page color photograph, 52 b/w plates. Illustrated white cloth. VG, a clean, unmarked copy; covers lightly soiled.
Inventory number #013562



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


Price:
$25.00

Lanz, Bernhard, Sabine-Daniele Schmid & Werner Strahalm
Silber der Osterreichisch-Ungarischen Monarchie = Silver from the Austro-Hungarian monarch = Objets en argent de la monarchie austro-hongroise = Gli oggetti d'argento della monarchia Austro-Ungarica
Strahalm: Graz, 1987

Quarto. 212 pp; color & b/w photographs; appendix includes assay marks and official hallmarks. Text in German, French, Italian & English. Illustrated paper-covered boards with dustjacket. VG/VG, a clean, unmarked copy; top & bottom edges of jacket lightly toned.
Inventory number #013558



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: As New


Price:
$25.00

Rosenthal, Mark
ANSELM KIEFER
Munich: Prestel, 1987

Quarto. 171 pp; 85 color plates & numerous b/w illustrations; list of exhibitions; bibliography; index. Paperback. A fine, unused copy with no writing or marks, tight binding, covers glossy with no wear.
Inventory number #013553



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: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: Very Good


Price:
$15.00

Batterberry, Ariane & Michael
The Bloomingdale's Book of Entertaining
NY: Random House, 1976

Second printing. Octavo. viii, 208 pp; 5 color & numerous b/w photographs. Cloth-backed boards with dustjacket. VG/VG, a clean, unmarked copy, top & bottom of spine a bit sunned; unclipped jacket has narrow sunned strip on both sides of spine, short slit in center of front panel.
Inventory number #013546



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


Price:
$15.00

Christie's
Jewellery and Silver by Bulgari. St. Moritz, Feb 17 & 18, 1993
Geneva: Christie's, 1993

Quarto. 177 pp; profuse color photographs. Cloth with dustjacket. Near Fine/Near Fine, a clean, unmarked copy, minor wear to jacket. This auction featured 16 lots of silver by Bulgari, and 211 lots of jewelry. Introductory essay by Diana Scarisbrick. The auction was held at St. Moritz, Geneva, on February 17 &18, 1993.
Inventory number #013545



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


Price:
$30.00

Sotheby's
Venetian Glass 1910-1960 an Important Private Collection Geneva November 10th 1990
Geneva: Sotheby's, 1990

Quarto. Contains 141 lots, all illustrated with color photographs. Essays by Rosa Barovier-Mentasti & Roberto Pedrina. Silver-lettered blue cloth with dustjacket. Near Fine/Near Fine, a crisp, unmarked copy.
Inventory number #013543