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House
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House

By Kidder, Tracy

Boston: Houghton Mifflin , 1985. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Very Good+/Near Fine. First Edition, First Printing in clean unclipped dust jacket. Cream paper-covered boards with author's gold initials on cover, beige cloth spine with gold lettering. A few tiny spots of foxing to cloth spine at upper edge. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with clean decorated endpapers. Signature of someone (illegible) and date (1985) on half title page. No other marks. 341 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Author documents the construction of a new house from gleam-in-the-eye to moving day. In intimate detail we see the ambitious owners, the architect who gives form to their dreams, and the carpenters who pound the nails. Kidder delves deep into the lives of them all, artfully weaving their stories into his portrait of the project that brings them all together.

$15.00

Romance of the Feudal Chateaux
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Romance of the Feudal Chateaux

By Champney, Elizabeth W.

New York: G. P. Putnam, 1911. Later printing. Hardcover. Fine/No dust jacket . Lovely decorated American trade binding in fine condition. Light grey ribbed cloth boards with dark gray, black and gold decoration and lettering on cover and spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with gilt top page edges, clean blank endpapers - no names, writing or bookplates. Title page printed in red and black, with photo frontispiece with printed tissue guard. Illustrated throughout with drawings, photogravure images with printed tissue guards. 436 pages. In clear removable mylar cover.

$35.00

Families and Farmhouses in Nineteenth-Century America
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Families and Farmhouses in Nineteenth-Century America

By Sally McMurry

Oxford University Press, 1988. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. First Edition, First Printing in clean original dust jacket. Very clean white boards with dark blue cloth spine, unchipped gold lettering on spine. No fading, bumping or wear. As new condition. Illustrated with photographs and house plan drawings. All pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean blank endpapers - no names, writing or marks. 261 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover.

$45.00

Singapore Sketchbook
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Singapore Sketchbook

By Gretchen Liu

Singapore: Archipelago Press, 1998. Later printing. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Graham Byfield, Illustrator. Beautiful, unworn book and dust jacket. Clean green cloth boards with black lettering on cover and spine. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight, pages and edges are clean and bright with clean color-decorated endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Illustrated with beautiful color paintings throughout (paintings by Graham Byfield); text by Gretchen Liu. Printed on high quality paper. 76 pages. Clean unchipped dust jacket, no wear, no tears, enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. With more than a hundred original watercolors and pencil sketches, Singapore Sketchbook is an evocative record of the successful rstoration of this historic city's rich architectural heritage.

$25.00

740 Park: The Story of the World's Richest Apartment Building
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740 Park: The Story of the World's Richest Apartment Building

By Michael. Gross

New York: Broadway Books, 2005. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Fine First Edition, First Printing in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean pale gray boards with darker gray spine, silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright with clean blue-print decorated endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. Illustrated with photographs. 561 pages with index. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover.

$15.00

The English Farmhouse
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The English Farmhouse

By Briggs, Martin S.

London: B. T. Batsford, Ltd., 1953. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good+. Stated First Edition in unclipped original dust jacket. Clean dark green cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No fraying or fading. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. Illustrated with 132 photographs and line drawings. 242 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped, has a few tiny edge nicks and short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. History is written here in tiles and beams, stones and thatch...a wonderful book for any lover of the English countryside and its heritage.

$25.00

The Painted Ceiling: Over 100 Original Designs and Details
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The Painted Ceiling: Over 100 Original Designs and Details

By Rust, Graham

Bulfinch (Little Brown), 2001. First North American Edition. Hardcover. Very Good+/Very Good+. First Edition (Stated First North American Edition) in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean blue cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No fading or wear, but there is a faint crease to cloth on front board. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean light blue endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. Beautifully illustrated in full color. 168 pages. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped, has 1" closed tear at front flap fold, tiny bit of wear at spine corners. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. An amazing book with beautiful examples and details for over 100 original designs for painted ceilings.

$25.00

Hudson Valley Ruins Forgotten Landmarks of an American Landscape
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Hudson Valley Ruins Forgotten Landmarks of an American Landscape

By Thomas Rinaldi; Robert J. Yasinsac

Lebanon, New Hampshire: University Press of New England, 2006. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Very clean solid book and dust jacket in as new condition. White boards with black cloth spine, bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean blue endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Ilustrated throughout with black and white photographs. 336 pages with index. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. An elegant homage to the many deserted buildings along the Hudson River--and a plea for their preservation. In addition to great river estates, the book profiles sites more meaningful to everyday life in the Valley: churches and hotels, commercial and civic buildings, mills and train stations. Included are works by some of the most important names in American architectural history, such as Alexander Jackson Davis and Calvert Vaux.

$40.00

Austin Val Verde: A Montecito Masterpiece
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Austin Val Verde: A Montecito Masterpiece

By Aran, Berge

Santa Barbara, California: Austin Val Verde Foundation, 2005. First Edition . Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Berge Aran, Photographer. First Edition in clean bright dust jacket - NEW condition. Dark green cloth boards with lighter green lettering on cover and spine. No wear. Binding is tight, pages and edges are clean and bright, unmarked. Clean decorated endpapers. Beautifully illustrated with outstanding photographs by Berge Aran. Introduction by Berge Aran and Gail Jensen. Size approx. 9" x 12" . 144 pages with Bibliography. Clean dust jacket is unworn. Austin Val Verde, situated on seventeen and a half acres, is one of the few great early 20th Century Southern California estates to have been preserved. It is a pivotal work in the career of the famous American architect Bertram Goodhue (1869-1924). Its celebrated and extensive gardens are the masterpiece of Lockwood de Forest Jr. (1895-1949), one of the most important landscape architects to have worked in Southern California.

$25.00

A Guide to Early American Homes - North
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A Guide to Early American Homes - North

By Pratt, Dorothy and Richard

New York: McGraw-Hill, 1956. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Very Good+/Very Good+. First Edition in clean unclipped original dust jacket. Blue patterned boards with blue cloth spine, gold lettering on cover and spine. Thin line of black at lower board near edge from old style mylar cover (now removed) -- no other soiling or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean blank endpapers (narrow black line at base of endpapers from same). No names, writing or bookplates. Profusely illustrated with beautiful photographs throughout. 249 pages with index + 2 pages of photographic credits and "About the Authors". Dust jacket is clean and bright, not price clipped (6.95 on front inside flap), now protected in clean archival quality removable mylar cover. 950 beautiful old houses from Maine to Delaware, from Cape Cod to Wisconsin and Illinois. It includes Sturbridge, Shelburne, Deerfield, and other villages restored by expert and untiring research.

$22.00

A Guide to Early American Homes - South
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A Guide to Early American Homes - South

By Pratt, Dorothy and Richard

New York: McGraw-Hill, 1956. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good+. First Edition in clean original unclipped dust jacket. Very clean patterned boards with burgundy cloth spine, gold lettering on cover and spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean blank endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Profusely illustrated with photographs. 227 pages with index, plus two pages of photographic credits. Dust jacket is clean, bright, not price clipped (6.95 on front inside flap), has a few tiny shallow chips at top spine edge. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Breathtaking beauty of more than 850 historic homes from Tidewater Maryland to Arkansas, from Missouri and Tennessee to Florida. The matchless elegance of the Old South is brought to life in more than 170 arefully selected photographs.

$25.00

Fletcher Steele, Landscape Architect: An Account of the Gardenmaker's Life, 1885-1971
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Fletcher Steele, Landscape Architect: An Account of the Gardenmaker's Life, 1885-1971

By Karson, Robin S.

Sagapress, Incorporated, 1989. Stated First Printing. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Stated First Printing in clean unchipped original dust jacket, with errata slip laid in. Clean turquoise blue cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Beautifully illustrated with color and black & white photographs. 344 pages with index. Dust jacket is unchipped, no tears or wear - enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Book size is approximately 9" x 10-1/2".

$75.00

Sailing to Byzantium - An Architectural Companion
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Sailing to Byzantium - An Architectural Companion

By Lancaster, Osbert

Boston: Gambit, Inc., 1969. Stated First Printing. Hardcover. Very Good+/Very Good. Stated First Printing in original unclipped dust jacket. Very clean yellow cloth boards with gold illustration on cover, gold lettering on spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages are clean, with blank endpapers - no names, writing or bookplates. Beautifully illustrated by the author, including drawings and eight full color plates. 184 pages with index. Dust jacket is clean, has slight top edge wear and one short closed edge tear at top of rear panel (under 1"). Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover.

$15.00

Canon of the Five Orders of Architecture
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Canon of the Five Orders of Architecture

By Giacomo Barozzi da Vignola

Dover Publications, 2011. First Thus. Paperback. Near Fine. Large softcover book (approx. size 8-1/4" x 11" - 44 pages). Ver clean, no fading, wear or creasing. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Tiny previous owner name and date at top edge of front free endpaper. Illustrated. Translated by John Leeke. With a New Introduction by David Watkin. One of history's most published architectural treatises.

$12.00

Victorian Houses - A Treasury of Lesser-Known Examples
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Victorian Houses - A Treasury of Lesser-Known Examples

By Edmund V. Gillon; Clay Lancaster

Dover Publications, 1973. First edition thus. Paperback. Very Good. Paperback book - size approx. 9-1/2" x 11-1/2". Clean cover with a little light creasing to one corner. No chipping or fading. Binding is tight, pages and edges are clean. Tiny previous owner last name at top edge of front free endpaper; no other marks. Illustrated with full page black and white photographs.

$10.00

International Hotel And Resort Design
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International Hotel And Resort Design

By Schmid, Anne M.; Scoviak-Lerner, Mary

New York: PBC International, Inc. / Hotels & Restuarants International, 1988. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. First Edition, First Printing in clean original dust jacket. Size: approx. 9-1/2" x 12-3/4". Very clean gray cloth boards with blind stamped lettering on cover, bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Beautifully illustrated with full color photographs. 256 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, no creasing. The interiors of fine hotels and historic inns around the world depicted in full color photographs.

$30.00

Lives of the Most Eminent Painters, Sculptors, and Architects
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Lives of the Most Eminent Painters, Sculptors, and Architects

By Vasari, Giorgio

New York: Modern Library, 1959. First Modern Library Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good+. Modern Library No. 190, stated "First Modern Library Edition, 1959" in clean dust jacket. Toledano binding no. 8. Clean green cloth boards with black title box, gold lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean Kent style endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. Abridged from the translation by Gaston DuC. DeVere. Edited, with an Introduction, by Robert N. Linscott. 435 pages. Dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, price clipped at upper corner of front inside flap. 388 titles listed on inverse of jacket. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover.

$30.00

Westminster Abbey (Cathedrals, Abbeys & Famous Churches)
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Westminster Abbey (Cathedrals, Abbeys & Famous Churches)

By Home, Gordon

London: J. M. Dent, 1925. Hardcover. Very Good+/Fair. Small clean book (illustrated) in original dust jacket. Size approx. 4-3/4" x 7". Purple cloth boards with black lettering and decoration on cover and spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with illustrated endpapers. Neatly penned previous owner inscription on back of front free endpaper dated 1939. Edited and illustrated by Gordon Home. 192 pages with index. Dust jacket has edge chipping, separation at front flap fold, half of spine missing. Enclosed in archival quality removable mylar cover.

$20.00

American Diner
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American Diner

By Gutman, Richard and Elliott Kaufman

Harper & Row, 1982. Stated First edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good+. Stated First Edition, first printing with full number line, in unclipped dust jacket. Clean light beige cloth boards with blind-stamped lettering on cover, red metallic lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean black endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Richly illustrated with more than 300 color and black and white photographs, drawings. 154 pages. Dust jacket is clean, not price clipped ($20 on front inside flap), has a few short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover.

$20.00

Old Touraine (2 Volumes Complete)
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Old Touraine (2 Volumes Complete)

By Cook, Theodore Andrea

New York: James Pott & Co., 1901. First Thus. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Clean and lovely two-volume set in original sturdy cloth dust jackets, with red ribbon page markers. Decorated American trade bindings. Very clean unfaded blue cloth boards with gold coat of arms and line border on covers, coat of arms decoration and gold lettering on spines. No bumping or wear. Bindings are tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with gilt top page edges. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. Frontis illustration in each volume with clean printed tissue guard. Beautiful illustrations throughout both volumes with photographs of chateaux in France and their people. Volume I - 326 pages with index, fold-out geneology chart (chart nearly separated at one fold). Volume 2 - 314 pages with index and fold-out map near rear of book (Map of the Valley of the Loire for "Old Touraine" from the French Government Ordnance Survey in perfect condition). Both dust jackets are in excellent condition, of dark blue stiff cloth with gold decoration and lettering on spine, no tears, fading or chips.

$65.00

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