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Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$125.00

A.S. Aloe Company
Catalogue and Price List of Civil Engineers' and Surveyors' Instruments Architects' and Draughtsmen's Materials and Supplies
St. Louis, MO: A.S. Aloe Company, 1910

Twenty first edition. Octavo. 382 pp; illustrated throughout with b/w drawings of instruments. Discount sheet laid in. Red cloth-covered card cover with black embossed lettering on spine and cover. VG, a clean, unmarked copy; cover extremities lightly rubbed, cloth soiled. The catalogue features a full range of engineering instruments and drawing materials, from drawing paper, surveying instruments, hand levels, compasses, barometer, odometer, tape measures, a wide selection of drawing instruments from different manufacturers, slide rules, T squares, drawing tables, erasers, etc. Two copies of this edition on OCLC but no other editions.
Inventory number #014470



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Near Fine


Price:
$175.00

Centre de recherches sur les monuments Historiques
Rampes d'Escaliers en Fer Forge
Paris: Ministere de la culture, Direction du Patrimoine, 1985

Two volumes. Oblong quarto. Text in French. Volume 1: [3] pp text; 70 measured drawings, occasional b/w photo of existing staircase; Volume 2: [4] pp text; 114 measured drawings; occasional b/w photo of existing staircase; partial bibliography. Near Fine, both volumes clean & unmarked; spine ends show minor rubbing. Both volumes list location, original date and designer. Volume 1 covers second half of 17th century & beginning of 18th c; Volume 2 covers 18th c. and beginning of 19th c. A useful reference; uncommon in the market. 6 copies on OCLC, none in USA.
Inventory number #014469



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$50.00

Lederfajn, Aaron & Xavier Lenormand
1930: Quand le Meuble Devient Sculpture
Paris: Le Louvre des Antiquaires, 1981

Quarto. [120] pp; profuse b/w photographs showing 173 items. Text in French. Paperback. VG, a clean, unmarked copy, cover edges slightly yellowed.
Inventory number #014461



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$20.00

Reprint - The American Home
Log Cabins - Several Articles
Garden City, NY: Country Life - American Home Corp., 1933

Folio (12.25" x 9.5"). [16] pp; full of b/w photos and floor plans. Stapled sheets. Very Good+, former owner name on first page, else unmarked; center horizontal fold with slight splitting at fold on some pp. Features five articles from issues of The American Home dating 1930, 1931, 1932, 1933.
Inventory number #014455



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Near Fine


Price:
$35.00

Runyon, Damon
Dancing Dan's Christmas
n.p.: Gianettino & Meredith Advertising, 1984

Twelvemo. 21 pp; photographic illus by william wagner. Plain maroon wrappers s in illustrated dustjacket. Near Fine/VG, light spots on rear cover of jacket. Signed on title page by Sheldon Abend, 12/25/86. Published as a Christmas greeting by Gianettino & Meredith Advertising. The story 'Dancing Dan's Christmas' was first published in the 1932 Holiday issue of Collier's Magazine.
Inventory number #014453



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: Fine
Jacket: None


Price:
$135.00

Barnes, Djuna
Greenwich Village As It Is
NY: Nadja Editions for The Phoenix Bookshop, 1978

Limited edition of 300 numbered copies. Brick cloth with spine label, without jacket as issued. Fine condition. Text of October 1916 Pearson's Magazine article, accompanied by original illustrations. Designed and printed at Nadja Editions. Not listed in standard bibliography. #48/300.
Inventory number #014439



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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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:
$10.00

Kerouac, Jack
Satori in Paris and Pic. Two Novels
NY: Grove Weidenfeld, 1988

Fourth printing. Octavo. 238 pp. Illustrated paperback. VG, a clean copy; edges show light wear. Satori is an autobiographical saga in which the protagonist goes to France to seek the origins of his surname. Satori is Japanese for "sudden awakening" or simply "kick in the eye." Kerouac's last novel, Pic, set in 1948, is narrated by 10-year-old Pictorial Review Jackson in the dialect of rural North Carolina.
Inventory number #014406



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


Price:
$15.00

Trillin, Calvin
A Heckuva Job: More of the Bush Administration in Rhyme
NY: Random House, 2006

First edition. Twelvemo. 116 pp. Red paper-covered boards with gilt-lettered spine in dustjacket. Near Fine/VG, a crisp, unmarked copy; unclipped jacket with minor wear.
Inventory number #014395



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


Price:
$35.00

Carmen, Arlene & Howard Moody
Working Women: The Subterranean World of Street Prostitution
NY: Harper & Row, 1985

First edition. Octavo. 208 pp. Cloth-backed boards with dustjacket. Near Fine/Near Fine, a crisp, tight copy with no inscriptions; unclipped jacket glossy with no visible wear.
Inventory number #014391