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Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Near Fine
Jacket: None


Price:
$25.00

Rosner, Charles
PRINTER'S PROGRESS: A Comparative Story of the Craft of Printing 1851-1951
Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1951

First edition, American issue, printed in Britain. Large quarto. 119 pp; profusely illustrated with color plates, die-cuts, fold-out plates, inserts, leaflets. Brown buckram with gilt-lettered spine, no jacket. Near Fine, a clean, unmarked copy.
Inventory number #012367



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


Price:
$100.00

Bossaglia, Rossana & Valerio Terraroli
MILANO DECO: La Fisionomia della Citta Negli Anni Venti
Milan: Skira, 1999

First edition. Quarto. 208 pp; profuse color & b/w illustrations; biographies of designers; bibliography; index. TEXT IN ITALIAN. Cloth with dustjacket. Near Fine/Near Fine, a clean, unmarked copy
Inventory number #012299



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


Price:
$35.00

Ramuz, C.F.
PAYS DE VAUD
Lausanne: Editions J. Marguerat, 1943

First edition. Quarto. 102 pp; 81 gravure photographs by Maurice Blanc. Text in French. Tan cloth with title on cover & spine with dustjacket. Near Fine/VG, a crisp, unmarked copy; jacket lightly chipped at top of spine with several short edge tear, minor wear at base of spine & corners. Photographs of the architecture, landscape, and people of Vaud, Switzerland by Maurice Blanc. Part of the series: "Merveilles de la Suisse."
Inventory number #012220



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Fine
Jacket: Fine


Price:
$60.00

Pennoyer, Peter & Anne Walker
THE ARCHITECTURE OF WARREN & WETMORE
NY: W. W. Norton, 2006

First edition. Quarto. 256 pp; 40 color & 300 duotone photographs. Cloth with dustjacket. A new, unused copy. At the turn of the 20th century, Beaux-Arts-trained Whitney Warren and lawyer Charles D. Wetmore put their stamp on New York City with Grand Central Terminal. Their mansions, clubs, hotels, apartment houses, and office buildings were powerful emblems of the era.
Inventory number #012172



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: None


Price:
$125.00

Crispolti, Enrico
Mobili di Fabio de Sanctis e Ugo Sterpini
Rome: Officina Undici, 1963

First edition. Quarto. Unpaginated. Full of color photographs and b/w drawings. Text in Italian, English, French & German. Illustrated boards. VG, lamination on boards lightly crazed, edges rubbed. A bit musty. Limited edition - #1788/2000 copies. Catalogo n. 1, 1963-64
Inventory number #012102



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: None


Price:
$30.00

Bacon, Leonard
THE LEGEND OF QUINCIBALD
NY: Harper & Brothers, 1928

First Edition. Limited. Octavo. 76 pp. Linen-backed boards with paper spine labels. Signed and inscribed and outside numbered by the author. VG- Call number on spine in ink, plc bookplate on pastedown. call number on corner of front free endpaper, several small plc blindstamps in the text, catalog card affixed to back board with paper strap. Author dedication to the plc collection on ffep, signed and numbered 0/0 on limitation page by author. Ex library Philadelphia Library Company research library and deaccessioned in the 1930s.
Inventory number #012093



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


Price:
$15.00

Massie, Robert K.
CATHERINE THE GREAT: Portrait of a Woman
NY: Random House, 2011

First edition. Octavo. 625 pp; 16 pp color photographs; select bibliography; index. Hardcover with dustjacket. Near Fine/Near Fine, a clean, unmarked copy; unclipped jacket bright, slight creasing at head of spine.
Inventory number #011714



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


Price:
$15.00

Heckscher, August
ALIVE IN THE CITY: Memoir of an Ex-Commissioner
NY: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1974

First edition. Octavo. 294 pp; b/w photographs; index; map endpapers. Cloth with dustjacket. VG/VG, clean, unmarked copy, thin strip at top & bottom edge sunned; price-clipped jacket spine sunned from green to blue.
Inventory number #011506



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: None


Price:
$15.00

Strunsky, Simeon
NO MEAN CITY
NY: E.P. Dutton, 1944

First edition. Octavo. 285 pp. Original blue cloth, no jacket. VG, former owner name on front free endpaper, spine lightly faded, front pastedown tanned. Simeon Strunsky (1879-1948), a Russian-born essayist, was on the staff of the New York Evening Post and then the New York Times. His most notable contributions to the Times were his editorial-page essays titled "Topics of the Times." His columns also appeared in Atlantic Monthly, Bookman, Collier's, and Harper's Weekly.
Inventory number #011505



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


Price:
$25.00

Massie, Suzanne
PAVLOVSK: The Life of a Russian Palace
London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1990

First edition. Octavo. xx, 394 pp; illustrated with numerous color & b/w photographs; list of those who restored the palace, plans; extensive bibliography. Cloth with dustjacket. Near Fine/Near Fine, a clean, unmarked copy; unclipped jacket crisp & bright. Created by Catherine the Great's son and his wife, Maria Feodorovna, in the late 18th century, Pavlovsk remained a residence of the Russiam Imperial family until 1915. After its destruction in World War II, hundreds of people volunteered to help rebuild Pavlovsk.
Inventory number #011309



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Fine
Jacket: Fine


Price:
$175.00

Gonzalez-Palacios, Alvar & Roberto Valeriani
I MOBILI ITALIANI: Il Patrimonio Artistico del Quirinale
Rome: BNL Edizioni, 1996

First edition. Quarto. 381 pp; more than 200 color & b/w illustrations; bibliography. Text in Italian. White cloth with dustjacket in matching slipcase. Fine/Fine, a clean, unmarked copy, pristine in pristine jacket; slipcase has small crack at top of spine, else unworn. A fully illustrated catalogue of the Italian furniture in the Presidential Palace, Rome, with detailed descriptions of the 147 pieces.
Inventory number #011292



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


Price:
$20.00

Mercer, Judy [Signed]
FAST FORWARD
NY: Pocket Books, 1995

First edition. Octavo. 336 pp. Black cloth-backed boards with dustjacket. VG/VG, a clean, unmarked copy, spine slightly cocked; unclipped jacket has minor edgewear. Signed by author and dated (7-20-95) by author on title page.
Inventory number #011169



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: None


Price:
$350.00


L'ARCHITECTE. Recueil mensuel de l'art architectural publie avec le concours de la Societe des Architectes Diplomes par le Gouvernement. Nouvelle serie. Septieme annee 1930
Paris: Editions Albert Levy, 1930

First edition. Quarto. 104 pp plus 72 plates of b/w photos & drawings, also b/w photos & plans in the text. Text in French, 1/4 leather binding with marbled boards, gilt spine lettering with rules. VG condition. Leather shows light wear & soiling. A clean, unmarked copy. Monthly Architectural art review published with the support of government licensed architects. New series for 1930. Large plates of everything from domestic to civic to recreational, interiors & exteriors. Handsome examples of art deco architecture.
Inventory number #011144



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


Price:
$85.00

Nouvel, Odile
PAPIERS PEINTS FRANCAIS 1800-1850
Fribourg: Office du Livre, 1981

First edition. Quarto. 130 pp; profusely illustrated in color; indices. Text in French, English & German. Cloth with dj. Fine/Near Fine.
Inventory number #011096



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Near Fine


Price:
$10.00

Wall, Joseph F.
Andrew Carnegie's Hogmanay or A Child's New Year in Calvinist Scotland
NY: Oxford University Press, 1970

First edition. 6" x 4.25". 25 pp; color illustrations by Tim Gaydos. Stapled wraps. Near Fine, a clean, unmarked copy; minor wear to extremities. The text was adapted from Chapter III of the author's biography of Andrew Carnegie.
Inventory number #010797



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: None


Price:
$25.00


SMALL WARES: Being Marked-down Remnants of Comment and Criticism, Together with a Few Lengths of Shopworn Anecdotes and Some Odds and Ends of Cheap Yarns
Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1925

First edition. Sixteenmo. 134 pp; illustrated by Decie Merwin. Floral-printed boards. VG, small rubbed line on front cover. Some of the stories in this volume first appeared in the "Contributor's Club" of the Atlantic Monthly, and in the "Woman's Home Companion". By the author of "The Notion-Counter, A Farrago of Foibles, Being Notes About Nothing," published in 1922.
Inventory number #010724



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


Price:
$15.00

Burstein, Chaya M.
RIFKA BANGS THE TEAKETTLE
NY: Harcourt, Brace & World, 1970

First edition (stated). Octavo. 191 pp; illustrated by the author. Original yellow cloth with dustjacket. VG/VG, a clean, unmarked copy; unclipped jacket, short closed tear to top edge, jacket spine toned.
Inventory number #010679



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Fine
Jacket: Fine


Price:
$100.00

Campbell, Nina & Caroline Seebohm [Signed]
ELSIE DE WOLFE: A Decorative Life
NY: Clarkson Potter, 1992

First edition. Small quarto. 152 pp; profusely illustrated throughout in color and b/w; notes and sources. Cloth with dustjacket. Fine/Fine, a crisp, unmarked copy in unclipped jacket, minimal wear at top of jacket spine. Signed by Nina Campbell on page preceding title page. Charmingly illustrated account of Elsie de Wolfe's life and work by the English interior designer Nina Campbell. The room renderings are by Julian LaTrobe.
Inventory number #010652



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$125.00

Scherer, Kees
THIS IS NEW YORK
London: Bruna/Deutsch, 1961

First edition. 7" x 4.5". 121 b/w photogravure plates. Original stiff photographic wrappers. VG, laminate over spine is lifting but intact, binding tight and clean, light edge wear, preliminary pages moderately spotted with very fine pin-point spots but not affecting any of the photographs. Photos of by renowned Dutch photographer Kees Scherer, who was one of the Netherlands' most popular and respected photographers. This distinctive photobook looks at early 1960s New York City with European eyes and fully conveys Scherer's fascination with the dynamics of light. With text in English by Dutch journalist Max Tak, featuring 121 captioned b/w photographs. Preceded by a 1960 Dutch edition.
Inventory number #010551



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: None


Price:
$1500.00

Booth, Charles
MODERN SURFACE ORNAMENT
NY: J. Sabin & Sons, 1877

First edition. 15" high x 12" wide. 24 plates illustrating designs by stained glass craftsmen, illustrators and architects, including Charles Booth. Three-post cloth binding (not original) has been re-covered. The plates are on tabs for the binding holes. VG+, Plates are clean; there are some stray pencil marks & smudges in the margins of some plates, not affecting the images. Originally issued in six parts, this book features 24 Anglo-Japanesque designs by Booth (Plate 1) and several other ornamentalists, including W.H. Wood, Arthur Halliday, Charles R. Lamb, O.S. Teale, H.E. Ficken, Charles M. Jenckes, Milton See, Otto Heinigle, George E. Harney, Louis D. Berg, and publisher J. O'Kane. "This work contains a great variety of detail ornament, such as panel and corner filling, borders, centers, diapers, etc., all of original design by artists of undoubted standing, and mostly prepared specially for this work." [Building Age. Vol. 5, No. 2, Feb. 1883] Charles Booth (1844-1893), a stained-glass artist from Liverpool, came to work in the United States by 1875, bringing with him the English aesthetic design principles espoused by Christopher Dresser and thereby adding a certain abstraction, a totally different dimension, to the window form. Booth adhered remarkably closely to Dresser's advice, his work dominated by Dresser's principles governing two-dimensionality of design and simplification of ornamental forms. Scarce
Inventory number #010498