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The Collegiate Church of San Gimignano and its Museum of Sacred Art

By Imberciadori, Jole Vichi; Torriti, Piero e Marco

Italy: Nencini Editore, 1999. AS-NEW Softcover. no wear, no markings. 6.5" x 9.5", 79 pages, illustrated in b&w and colour. . Soft Cover.


Illustrated Chinese Furniture Through the Ages

By Changjiang, Ruan

Taipei, Taiwan: SMC Publishing + Jiangsu Art Publishing House, 1992 VERY GOOD++ First Edition. A beautiful copy, nearly perfect wraps with no creases. No markings. Fine unmarked interiors. French flaps. Approx. 6" x 8.25", 320 pages. Approx. 2000 line drawings of Chinese furniture styles. Captions in Chinese, English introduction and English historical overviews for each chapter. The contents of this instrumental book include 52 furniture figures of the Shang, Zhou, Warring States, Han and Three Kingdoms periods - 108 furniture figures of the Two Jins, Northern and Southern, Sui, Tang, and Five Dynasties - 75 furniture figures of the Song, Liao, Jin and Yuan Dynasties - 423 furniture figures of the Ming Dynasty - 158 furniture figures of the Qing Dynasty - 29 furniture figures of modern times, and 111 figures of hardware pieces for decoration - as well as the mortise and tenon construction of the Ming and the Qing. There are 956 furniture forms of ancient times in China, and about 1000 figures of classical furniture with exact sources and specifications. The figures can serve as reference material for designers of furniture, architecture, gardens, industrial arts, and picture books, as well as film producers, directors and others. . Soft Cover.


The Shakespearian Properties

By Fox, Levi

Norwich, UK: Jarrold Colour Publications, 1967 VERY GOOD in illustrated wraps. 6" x 9.75", 24 pages, color photographs, map. Clean & unmarked. This Sandringham Book was published in association with the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. Includes pictures and descriptions of Shakespeare's Birthplace, Mary Arden's House, Anne Hathaway's Cottage, Hall's Croft and New Place at Stratford-upon-Avon. . Soft Cover.


Winnipeg Architecture

By Thompson, William Paul; Kalen, Henry

Winnipeg, MB, Canada: Queenston House, 1982 VERY GOOD revised edition, 6" x 9" softcover, 73 pages, well-illustrated, maps. Nice ex-library copy with markings on covers and title page only. Crisp, clean and solid interiors. A guide to the architectural highlights of the city of Winnipeg, from the first stone forts and churches, to the architectural heritage of old banks, civic buildings, historic homes, hotels and apartment blocks.. Soft Cover.



By How, F.D

London and Glasgow: Blackie and Son Very Good/Good+ in light green boards, undated (1940s). Ex-library of genealogical society. Very nice interiors, few markings. 6" x 8.5", 56 pages, frontispiece and 11 colour plates by E.W. Haslehust, Beautiful England series. Includes artwork of Oxford from Headington Hill, Fisher Row and remains of Oxford Castle, Magdelen Bridge and Tower, Martyr's Memorial and St. Giles, Magdalen College from the Cherwell, Brasenose College and Radcliffe Library Rotunda, The College Barges and Folly Bridge, Iffley Mill, The Cottages at Worcester College Gardens, Botanic Gardens and Magdalen Tower, Old Clarendon Building, Broad Street, Christ Church.. Hard Cover. Illus. by Haslehust, E.W..


Hadrian's Wall in the Days of the Romans

By Embleton, Ronald; Thompson, David; Graham, Frank; Embleton, Gill; Dale, Eric

Newcastle upon Tyne: Frank Graham, 1990 BRAND NEW/FINE First Edition, 2nd Printing. Unmarked, unhandled, unread, no wear. Beautiful unclipped DJ, gift quality.6.75" x 9.5", 320 pages, index, 400 illustrations and maps, 71 color illustrations. - High quality book describes what Hadrian's Wall in Northumberland looked like when in use. Every building found inside the Roman forts and camps has been carefully reconstructed. Includes site plans, archaeological finds and early engravings. This work stands as a tribute to artist Ronald Embleton (1930-1988) who considered his illustrations in this book his greatest achievement.. Hard Cover.


Moravian Architecture and Town Planning; Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and Other Eighteenth-Century American Settlements

By Murtagh, William J. (Signed by author)

Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1967. FINE/VG First Edition of this 1967 HCDJ. SIGNED by author Bill Murtagh, and dated December 1967. Nearly perfect green gilt-stamped cloth boards, square and solid. Interiors have a few minor spots, otherwise as-new in all respects, very nice indeed. Unclipped DJ has several tiny edge tears along top edge, now expertly repaired from the inside. 8.5" x 11.25", 145 pages, 66 historical half-tones of town plans and 18th century Moravian buildings, many previously unpublished, index. - The industrial city of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, was originally settled in colonial times by Moravians from southeastern Germany. These religious utopians were noted for urban planning. In this large-format, richly illustrated volume, historian William Murtagh compares more than 20 Bethlehem landmarks with other Moravian communities for a fascinating glimpse into the architecture of America's past.. Hard Cover.


The Nature, Practice and History of Art

By Magonigle, H. Van Buren

NY: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1924. Near-Fine First Edition HC. A beautiful copy with nearly perfect boards and FINE interiors. 6" x 8.25", 314 pages, approx. 150 illustrations on b&w plates, endpapers feature 4 maps by the author. A very informative and entertaining book on the history of art and architecture. The author was a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, Associate of the National Academy of Design, Rotch Travelling Scholar in Architecture, President of the Architectural League of New York, etc.. Hard Cover.


The Story of Manitoba's Legislative Building

By Province of Manitoba

Department of Tourism and Recreation, Province of Manitoba FINE softcover booklet, staple binding, approx. 5" x 8.5", 16 pages, many photos. Published between 1977 and 1981, while Sterling Lyon was Premier of Manitoba. A complete history of the Manitoba Legislative Buildings - their design and architecture (250,000 sq. ft. neo-classical structure built of Tyndal Stone with 240 foot dome), construction, statues, the Golden Boy, art, library, offices, etc. Back cover shows emblems of MB.- tartan, great seal, provincial coat of arms & flower.. Soft Cover.


Portrait of Somerset

By Little, Bryan

London, U.K.: Robert Hale & Co., 1971. AS-NEW/VG- Second Edition. Pristine unmarked copy in brand new condition. Unclipped DJ has a few short tape repairs, creases on front flyleaf. 5.75" by 8.75", 224 pages, index, map, 44 photographs. This excellent book deals with the history of the area, the architecture of the ancient buildings of Somerset, the culture and traditions of its people, agriculture, the professions, various forms of the mechanical and footwear industry. The 44 specially commissioned illustrations were carefully chosen to feature all parts of the county - Schizzo, Eastern Marches, Bristol Fringe, Northern Seaboard, Mendips, Heartland, South, Taunton, South Western, the Far West and Prospect.. Hard Cover.


Architectural Heritage : The Eastern Interlake Planning District

By Butterfield, David K.; Ledohowski, Edward M

Dept. of Cultural Affairs and Historical Resources, Province of Manitoba, Historic Resources Branch, 1983. FINE Softcover, 8.5" by 11", 191 pages, many historical photos and descriptions of Icelandic buildings (log and wood frame houses & farm structures), Eastern European buildings (Ukrainian folk architecture, log structures, German and Polish houses, farm buildings), Camp Morton stackwall structures, churches, community halls, schools, stores, railway buildings, fishing buildings, etc.. The area included is along the west shore of Lake Winnipeg, consisting of the Rural Municipalities of Gimli and Bifrost, including the communities of Gimli, Riverton and Arborg, Sandy Hook, Camp Morton, Arnes and Hnausa. Like new, no wear, no markings.. Soft Cover.


Architectural Heritage : The Brandon and Area Planning District

By Butterfield, David K.; Ledohowski, Edward M

Dept. of Cultural Affairs and Historical Resources, Province of Manitoba, Historic Resources Branch, 1985. FINE Softcover, 8.5" by 11", 189 pages, many historical photos and descriptions of old houses, original farm homes, early barns other farm buildings, public and commercial heritage buildings in Brandon, Manitoba and the Rural Municipalities of Cornwallis and Elton. (Camp Shilo, Forrest,, Douglas, Justice, Chater). Like new, no wear, no markings.. Soft Cover.


England for Everyman: A Practical and Historical Guide

By Piehler, H.A

London, U.K.: J.M. Dent & Sons, 1960 VERY GOOD+/GOOD+ Sixth Edition, 1st Printing of revised edition. Nearly perfect boards, all pages crisp, tight & unmarked. Previous owner's name stamp on DJ and front endpaper. 4.25" by 7", 288 pages. Clipped DJ has light chipping & a few short tears. This description of the principal antiquities and scenic beauties of England is divided into 12 'tours.' Contains section of 32 color maps of England (12 miles to an inch) edited by John Bartholomew. Adapted equally for motorists, bus passengers, cyclists, walkers, and railway travelers. Special chapter on seaside resorts. Sections on how to travel, where to stay and architectural styles.. Hard Cover.


Presence of the Past: A History of the Preservation Movement in the United States Before Williamsburg
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Presence of the Past: A History of the Preservation Movement in the United States Before Williamsburg

By Hosmer, Charles B., Jr. (SIGNED)

NY: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1965 FINE/GOOD+ First Edition, 1st Printing. SIGNED and dated 1965 by author. His rare inscription reads: "Nov. 22, 1965, to Dean and Mrs. Russell. Barry has been kind enough to ask me to include a message, and it is simply a hope that this book may give you a new view of the rich architectural heritage here in the U.S., Charles B. Hosmer, Jr." One top corner of the rich crimson cloth boards is gently bumped, otherwise as-new in all respects. The unclipped DJ has edge wear, short tears, chipping, now nicely protected in mylar. - This is a lively, accurate and provocative account of the preservation movement and the dedicated pioneers who saved such historic buildings as Monticello, Mount Vernon, the Lee Mansion, Fort Ticonderoga and many others. Includes well-researched accounts of Ann Pamela Cunningham of South Carolina, William Sumner Appleton of Boston, militant architects Charles F. McKim and Fiske Kimball, the Pell, Levy, and Touro families, the legislature of New York, the City of Philadelphia, the legions of the Sons and Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Native Sons and Daughters of the Golden West.. Hard Cover.