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Report to the Aqueduct Commissioners, by the President, James C. Spencer, containing reports of the secretary, John C. Sheehan, and of the chief engineer, Benjamin S. Church, giving a review of the work of the Aqueduct Commission to January first, A.D. 1887, including the plans and work of construction of the New Croton Aqueduct to that date, and the proposed dams and reservoirs and other appurtenances of the same, made in accordance with the resolutions of the Aqueduct Commissioners. January 1, 1887, New York City
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Report to the Aqueduct Commissioners, by the President, James C. Spencer, containing reports of the secretary, John C. Sheehan, and of the chief engineer, Benjamin S. Church, giving a review of the work of the Aqueduct Commission to January first, A.D. 1887, including the plans and work of construction of the New Croton Aqueduct to that date, and the proposed dams and reservoirs and other appurtenances of the same, made in accordance with the resolutions of the Aqueduct Commissioners. January 1, 1887, New York City

By Spencer, James C., commission president; John C. Sheehan, secretary; and Benjamin S. Church, chief engineer

New York: the commission, 1887. Hardcover. Pagination to p.63, following which profuse half- and full-page photographs reproduced in steely-blue gravure; numerous folded stats; profuse folded maps (many with multiple spot-color guidelines); many many diagrams (showing details such as "the Timbering of Shaft 13," and "Blow-Off and Waste Weir at South Yonkers"). A massive folio hardbound in 14x11 inch bevelled boards covered with pebbled cloth decorated in blind and titled gilt, lettering enclosed in ingenious tunnel cross-section, also bright gilt. A generally handleable copy with startlingly few mis-folds of the plethora of accordion plates (just a corner or two), and we saw no tears. FYI, on same note, no sign of breaker pilfering. As to condition of casebinding, front hinge is weak, rear hinge touchy, all extremities frayed.

$350.00

History of Art in Persia, from the French of Georges Perrot and Charles Chipiez, illustrated with two hundred and fifty-four engravings in the text, and twelve steel and coloured plates
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History of Art in Persia, from the French of Georges Perrot and Charles Chipiez, illustrated with two hundred and fifty-four engravings in the text, and twelve steel and coloured plates

By Perrot, Georges and Charles Chipiez

London: Chapman and Hall, Limited, 1892. Hardcover. Good plates, all present, find our accounting below; xii, 508p., illustrations as called for; hardbound in 10.5x6.5 inch bluegreen cloth boards spine-titled gilt and decorated in grey and black. Ex library, with an inoffensive bookplate on pastedown and no other markings; both hinges cracked, uglyfied but holding, edgewear to casing. Textblock gapes slightly along several gutters, and two such spots have been strengthened (successfully) with fabric document-tape at p.176/7 and 192/3. A reasonably good, better-than-"reading copy", shall we say fair to good-only. Plates (fullpage and folded ones together) tally according to the printed list of XII in preliminaries, these are located properly and and are all in remarkably good shape save for a stained margin at p.292. Expect four in color, five in steel, and three folded ones in steel; a number of these are artists' renderings what the buildings might have looked like.

$35.00

Uzbekistan: the Monuments of Islam
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Uzbekistan: the Monuments of Islam

By Ibrohimov, N.

Tashkent: Art Press, 2002. Hardcover. 263p., 9x12 inches, green boards, color photos throughout, coated stock, pictorial dj with short closed tear at lower edge, else very good. Comes in slipcase. All text in English, Uzbek, and Arabic. Lavish picturebook of great Islamic buildings, mosques, mausoleums, interiors, manuscripts, tilework, etc., in Uzbekistan.

$75.00

Ospedali; note preliminari all\'impostazione di un progetto di ospedale a cura di Franco Moretti. Prefazione del senatore prof. Luigi Devoto. 91 esempi illustrati in 292 tavole con 300 piante e disegni
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Ospedali; note preliminari all'impostazione di un progetto di ospedale a cura di Franco Moretti. Prefazione del senatore prof. Luigi Devoto. 91 esempi illustrati in 292 tavole con 300 piante e disegni

By Moretti, Bruno

Milan: Ulrico Hoepli Editore, 1935. xlvii, 296p., printed on alkaline high-gloss paperstock, rubricated titlepage; following a brief introductory text find profuse elevations and floorplans for all the buildings in the complex. Hardbound in 11x9 inch openweave cloth boards; cloth is dust-soiled and rather foxed, front hinge is weak, blanks a little smudged, else quite sound. No ownership or any other markings, a good (good-only) copy.

$30.00

Cape May, Queen of the Seaside Resorts; Its History and Architecture. Photographs by George E. Thomas. Updated and Enlarged Edition
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Cape May, Queen of the Seaside Resorts; Its History and Architecture. Photographs by George E. Thomas. Updated and Enlarged Edition

By Thomas, George E. and Carl E. Doebley

Hellertown PA: The Knossus Project, Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts. Hardcover. 254p., printed on high-gloss paperstock, plenty of b&w site and building photographs, diagrams but no floorplans or elevations, hardbound later (expanded) edition in 12x9 inch cloth boards titled black and a colorphoto dust jacket. The jacket is a little edgeworn with a crease on the back panel, an all-around very good clean copy.

$30.00

Los Angeles Boulevard; Eight X-Rays of the Body Politic
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Los Angeles Boulevard; Eight X-Rays of the Body Politic

By Suisman, Douglas R.

Los Angeles: Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design, 1989. Pamphlet. 72p., schematics and original plat maps throughout the text, printed on high-quality coated paperstock and stapled into 8.5x5.5 inch cardstock wraps. Back cover and the last fifteen leaves are quite rippled --item set, doubtless, on a wet surface-- but this damage in no way impairs readability, and in every other aspect is perfectly good. Content, Suisman's POV, is bogglingly shrewdly good.

$18.00

Zhongguo jian zhu
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Zhongguo jian zhu

Beijing: Wen wu chu ban she, 1957. 16, 175, 12 pages, very good hardcover in an edgeworn dustjacket. Profusely illustrated with black and white photos highlighting the history of Chinese architecture.

$75.00

Modern Railroads, Picturing Railroad Progress For Key Railroad Men.  Motive Power . Cars . Shops . Track and Roadway . Bridges and Buildings . Communications . Signalling  [four issues]
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Modern Railroads, Picturing Railroad Progress For Key Railroad Men. Motive Power . Cars . Shops . Track and Roadway . Bridges and Buildings . Communications . Signalling [four issues]

By Richter, Frank: editor

Chicago: Modern Railroads Publishing Company, 1950. Oversize monthly magazines on slick paper with color covers and spot-color maps and ads, b&w photography throughout, 12.5x9.5 inches; four issues: Aug and Oct '48, May '49, Feb '50, respectively 70, 138, 122, 134p. Entire and intact, with handwritten numerals on covers (private collection indicators, not institutional), a little edgewear, and a bent margin on Feb 50 from careless storage. Good copies, the four as a small lot.

$30.00

Jian zhu xue bao [Architectural journal]. (Six issues)
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Jian zhu xue bao [Architectural journal]. (Six issues)

Beijing: Zhongguo jian zhu xue hui, 1981. Six issues of the staplebound Chinese-language journal, each with a brief English summary of its contents laid in. Issues present include 1979:1, 1980: 3-6, and 1981:1. Includes articles on historic architecture as well as modern concerns and trends.

$30.00

Fragments: a selection from the sketchbooks of Paolo Soleri; the Tiger Paradign-Paradox
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Fragments: a selection from the sketchbooks of Paolo Soleri; the Tiger Paradign-Paradox

By Soleri, Paolo

San Francisco: Harper and Row, 1981. Hardcover. xix, 211p., foreword, introduction, illustrations, mild foxing to edges otherwise very good first edition in boards and unclipped dj.

$25.00

Petits edifices. Septieme serie, Roumanie
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Petits edifices. Septieme serie, Roumanie

By Cantacuzene, Georges Mathieu; Charles Cuvillier

Paris: Vincent Freal et Cie Editeurs, 1931. Ribbon-tied boards containing a 12 page pamphlet followed by 56 loose black and white plates and eight prints of drawings; very good.

$75.00

Williamstown; the first two hundred years 1753 - 1953
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Williamstown; the first two hundred years 1753 - 1953

By Brooks, Robert R. R., editor

Williamstown: The McClelland Press, 1953. Hardcover. xv, 458p., in-text b&w photographic illustrations, clothbound in dj. Bears author's signed presentation inscription and a contemporary brochure is laid in. Cloth is slightly shelfworn, top edge foxed, jacket mildly faded along spine.

$20.00

Picturesque Italy: Architecture and Landscape
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Picturesque Italy: Architecture and Landscape

By Hielscher, Kurt

New York: Brentano's Publishers, 1925. xv, 304p., hardcover, gilt title on orange cloth, very good. Black and white photography reproduced in clear sepia gravure.

$75.00

Picturesque China: Architecture and Landscape. A journey through twelve provinces
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Picturesque China: Architecture and Landscape. A journey through twelve provinces

By Boerschmann, Ernst

New York: Brentano's Publishers, 1923. xxvi, 288p., very good hardcover, gilt title on red cloth, upper right corner slightly bumped. Black and white photography by the German scholar who had a deep interest in Chinese architecture.

$175.00

America\'s armories; architecture, society, and public order
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America's armories; architecture, society, and public order

By Fogelson, Robert M.

Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1989. Hardcover. 268p., illus., very good condition in a slightly shelf worn dj. "America's Armories paint a vivid portrait of the architects who designed the armories, of the guardsmen housed in them, and of the upper-middle and upper classes, their hopes and fears, and especially the fear of class warfare that inspired the design." - dj.

$12.00

Zhongguo gudai jianzhu shi. [History of ancient Chinese architecture]
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Zhongguo gudai jianzhu shi. [History of ancient Chinese architecture]

By Liu, Dunzhen

Beijing: Zhongguo jianzhu gongye chubanshe, 1980. 418p., hardcover with pictorial boards, very good but for gift inscription from Wu Guoli to a Chinese-American recipient. Thoroughly illustrated with B&W photos of buildings, architectural drawings, and reproductions of antique paintings showing architectural elements. Text in Chinese. 7.5x10.5 inches.

$65.00

Hines. Development portfolio. Selected works
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Hines. Development portfolio. Selected works

n.p.: Hines, 2005. 143p., very good hardcover, profusely illustrated with color photos of the real estate and development firm's projects around the world.

$20.00

Redesign Plan for the Great Highway prepared for the San Francisco Wastewater Management Program
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Redesign Plan for the Great Highway prepared for the San Francisco Wastewater Management Program

By Michael Painter & Associates & Tudor Enineering Co

San Francisco: Michael Painter & Associates & Tudor Enineering Co, 1977. v, 41p. printed recto-only, 8.5x11 inches, tables, maps, & plans, many foldout, ex-library copy with red marker and stamps on cover otherwise very good report in stapled white printed wraps.

$35.00

Yong xian: xue sheng jian zhu she ji zuo pin / Emerging talents, emerging technologies: architects
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Yong xian: xue sheng jian zhu she ji zuo pin / Emerging talents, emerging technologies: architects

By Leach, Neil; Xu Weiguo

Beijing: Zhongguo jianzhu gongye chubanshe, 2006. 199p., softcover, light shelfwear, profusely illustrated, text in Chinese and English.

$20.00

Dinner Given to Cass Gilbert, Architect by Frank W. Woolworth F. Hopkinson Smith Presiding
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Dinner Given to Cass Gilbert, Architect by Frank W. Woolworth F. Hopkinson Smith Presiding

By Gilbert, Cass. Frank W. Woolworth and Francis Hopkinson Smith

[Baltimore, New York]: [Munder-Thomsen Press], 1913. Hardcover. 3 preliminary leaves, [15]-140 pages including 2 color plates, 7 portraits with tissue guard, one photogravure ("Woolworth Building at Night"). Includes addresses by Woolworth, Smith, Gilbert, Louis J. Horowitz, William Winter, W.U. Hensel and Patrick Francis Murphy. Includes the Menu for the event, the floor plan and guests as arranged by tables. Brown cloth somewhat faded and a bit mottled. Pages foxed. Each tipped in portrait has offset pattern of both portrait and signature to both tissue guards and the preceding and following page in book.

$75.00

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