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The Construction of Gothic Cathedrals: A Study of Medieval Vault Erection

By Fitchen, John

Oxford, UK: Oxford at the Clarendon Pres, 1967. First Edition / Second Printing. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good. 4to. Dust Jacket Condition: Lower spine chipped away 1/4" across the entire width, spine letters entirely rubbed with surface abrasion on rear hinge DJ 2" from top, & a few more defects here and there. Handles nicely in removable mylar protector. xxi, 344 pp, foreword, preface, list of 73 b&w figuers, 1. Sources of Information; 2. Constructional Means; 3. Medieval Types of Valuting; 4. Gothic Formwork; 5. Gothic Centering; 6. Erection of Rib Vaulting without Formwork; notes and comments, appendixes A-P, glossary, bibliography, indexes. Reprinted from corrected sheets of the first edition by Vivian Ridler, printer to the University: 1967. "This is the first book to treat systematically the entire erection process, including the building equipment and false-work requirements that had to be provided or met, the actual operations undertaken and the sequence of these operations, as specifically as they can be deduced today." from the jacket flap. Price clipped. 1/2" to 3/4" chipping along bottom edge and some additional small chips, mostly at top edge spine dj with faded spine of same. Fr end paper with a finger slightly darkened spots. Only the very faintest wear elsewhere. Pages, Pristine, Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Grey cloth with gilt lettering to spine.

$65.00

Louis Sullivan: The Shaping of American Architecture

By Connely, Willard

New York: Horizon Press, 1960. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 8vo. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 322 pp, list of b&w illustrations, preface, 24 chapters, epilogue, bibliography, index. First Edition, 1960. "Throughout this accout of creativity, the author weaves the story of Louis Sullivan as he lived his intense emotional life: the significance of his family relationships; his friendship with his brother and its sad severance; the strange story of his marriage; the collapse of his partnership with Dankmar Adler; his loneliness in poverty; the return of Frank LLoyd Wright from Japan and their reunion; and the last great flares of Sullivan's incandesscent genius." from the jacket flap. Price clipped. Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no other underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Dark-grey cloth with blind stamped lettering on front board, and gilt lettering to spine.

$25.00

The Bridges of Britain

By Mare, Eric De

London: B. T. Batsford Ltd, 1954. First Edition / 1st Printing. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Small 4to. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 226 pp, color frontis, acknowledgments, list of b&w illustrations, I. Introduction; II. The Age of Faith and the Master Mason; III. The Age of Reason and the Architect; IV. The Age of Greatness and the Engineer; V. Conclusion; index. First Edition, 1954. "Apart from its value as a history the great merit of this well illustrated book is that it relates the art of building bridges to time and place and deals as much with the men who built and usede the bridges as with the impersonal materials of which they were made." from the jacket flap. Price clipped. closed micro-tear to top edge rear panel dj with on the slightest wear to top and bottom edge spine of same, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Light-ton cloth with embossed gilt bands and lettering to spine.

$37.50

Architecture and the Esthetics of Plenty

By Fitch, James Marston

New York: Columbia University Press, 1961. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good + +. Large 8vo. xi (i), 304 pp, acknowledgments, list of b&w illustrations, Part I. As The Twig Is Bent: Part II. Giants in the Land Part III. The Field of Vision; Part IV. Problems of the DAy; notes, index. First Edition, 1961. "In this book, the author answers the question "what is 'American' about American architectuer? in fascinating detail, exploring the problems, past and present, that make our architecture what it is today.American architecture has been the first t enter the modern world of industrial abundunance --- both its strengths and its wearknesses stem from this historic fact." from the jacket flap. Price clipped. A few very small chips to edge dj with some additional minor edge wear, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Grey cloth with black lettering to front board and spine.

$22.50

The Colonial Houses of Worship in America: Built in the English Colonies Before the Republic, 1607-1789, and Still Standing

By Rose, Harold Wickliffe

New York: Hastings House Publishers, 1963. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 4to. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. xiv (i), 574 pp, acknowledgments, introduction, 1. The Colonial Houses of Wroship; 2. The Church of England and the South; 3. The Colonial Catholics; 4. The Dissenters and New England; 5. Colonial Jews; 6. The Protestants and the Mid-Atlantic; 7. Brick; 8. Wood; 9. Stone; 10. Their Names; appendices I-V; bibliography, index. First Edition, 1963. "Here, brought together for the first time, are all the surviving colonial houses of worship -- nearly 400 b&w photographs taken by the author during more than 30 years of research, depicting 345 buildings whose locations are pinpointed on 15 maps.These buildings, scattered across America, represent every style of church architecture used in the colonial period -- from English medieval Gothic to classical Georgian, and from the log church of the Blue Ridge Mountains to the frame meeting house of New England." from the jacket flap. In Very Good + Slipcase. Price clipped. Owner's ex libris plate on front pastedown. Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Blue cloth with gilt lettering to front board and spine.

$34.00

The Romanesque Architecture of Western Europe: Italy, France, Spain, Germany and England, Illustrated with a Brief Historical and Descriptive Text [Signed by the Author]

By Hammett, Ralph Warner

New York: The Architectural Book Publishing Co., Paul Wenzel & Maurice Krakow, 1927. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Ralph Warner Hammett. Folio. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 201 pp, tissue-protected color frontis, Preface by George H. Edgell,, List of b&w Illustrations, The Life of the Time; The 145 Plates with textual descriptions by Ralph Warner Hammett; bibliography. First Edition, 1927. Inscribed by the Author on Prelim. Price clipped. Rubbed line on front panel of printer's dust jacket with minor edge wear and lightly faded spine. Slightly rubbed bottom fore-edge corner front board, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Burgundy-red cloth with gilt decorative oval on front board, and gilt lettering to spine.

$125.00

Building in England Down to 1540: A Documentary History

By Salzman, L. F.

Oxford, UK: At the Clarendon Press, 1967. Hardcover Reprint. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good. Large 8vo. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. xv (i), 637 pp, b&w frontis, preface, preface to the corrected impression, list of b&w illustrations, abbreviations, 22 chapters, appendixes A-D; indices. Reprinted with corrections: 1967. "This is a reprint with corrections of a book first published in 1952, now out of print. The book not with artistry but with craftsmanship;not with the existing remains of ancient buildings but with the tthe contemporary written accounts of medieval buildings and the processes of their construction, and covers the period from Saxon times down to the dissolution of the monasteries and deals with the organization of the building industry, such matters as hours and wages, the methods and materials used, and a wide range of technical terms empolyed in the various branches of the industry, including one appendix that brings together passages from medieval writers which throws light on the subject." from the jacket flap. Price clipped. Inked name on front pastedown. Very small chips to spine corners dj with minor edge wear and lightly age-toned spine of same, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no other underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Dark-grey cloth with gilt lettering to spine.

$48.00

History Builds the Town

By Korn, Arthur

London: Lund Humphries, 1953. First Edition / 1st Printing. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good +. 4to. xi, 110 pp, acknowledgments, list of b&w plates, preface, I. Fundamentals; II. The Town in Ancient Society; III. The Medieval Town; IV. The Town of Early Capitalism; V. The Modern Town; VI. Theory and Practice; biblography, index. First Edition, 1953. "To master the town one must first know it. With this principle in mind the author sets out to establish the laws which govern the town, its birth, growth and decline, and determine its structure. The town is therefore, seen as a product of society, a reflection of its productive forces, and its class structure throughout the ages." Price clipped. Some very small chips and closed tears, mostly to top and bottom spine dj, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Yellow cloth with blind-stamped brown lettering to front board and spine.

$27.50

Town and Square: From the Agora to the Village Green

By Zucker, Paul

New York: Columbia University Press, 1966. Second Printing. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Quarto. xxiii, 287 pp, preface, list of 96 pages of plates, list of 55 b&w figues in text, I. The Square in Space and Time; II. Town and Square in Antiquity; III. The Medieval Town and Square; IV. The Renaissance Town and Square; V. Town and Square from the 17th to the 19th Century; VI. Early American Public Squares; bibliography, index. Second Printing, 1966. "This volume offers a general survey of the development of the inner structure of the town from a dual point of view: That of the function of the square in the life of the community and that of its conception in purely aesthetic terms. Starting from an original concept of the meaning of spacial relations, the author show how the visual andd aesthetic concept of the square has varied with its function in the community and traces the development of both in civic life and in artistic appearance." from the jacket flap. Price clipped. Minor wear to top and bottom edge spine dj, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Brown Illustrated cloth. with line drawing on front board, and gilt lettering to front board and spine.

$27.50

The Evolving House, Volume I: A History of the House

By Bemis, Albert Farwell / Burchard, John, 2nd

Cambridge, MA: Technology Press / Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1935. First Edition / 2nd Printing. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. Octavo. xxxii + 502 pp, foreword to all volumes, Preface to vol I, list of 152 b&w illustrations (mostly freehand line drawings & blueprints), introduction; Part I - Prehistory and Primitive Homes (chapters I-V); Part II - Evolution of the Modern American Home;(chapters VI-XVII) Part III - Modern Homes of the World - Introduction & chaps XVIII-XXII); Conclusion, bibliography, index. Binding tight, pages clean and unmarked, Spine lettering faded but legible, cover cloth shows no threadwear; text block slightly tanned with age, Endpapers intact. 6.5" x 9.4" gray cloth boards.

$25.00

The Evolving House, Volume III Rational Design

By Bemis, Albert Farwell

Cambridge, MA: Technology Press / Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1936. First Edition / 1st Printing. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. Octavo. xxxvi + 625 pp, posthumous frontispiece photo of Bemis, foreword to all volumes, Preface to vol III, list of 110 b&w illustrations (mostly freehand line drawings & blueprints), introduction (Prefabrication & Architecture by A. Lawrence Kocher), XI chapters w/ Case Histories. etc. Appendices A. Rectangularity of Housing B. Comparative Cost of Inclined and Flat Roofs; C. Multiple Openings of Various Sizes and their Relations to Symmetry in Modular Walls; D. Modular Patents; Supplement: Survey of Efforts to Modernize housing Structure by John Burchard, 2nd.. Binding tight, pages clean and unmarked, Spine lettering faded but legible, cover cloth shows no threadwear; text block slightly tanned with age, Endpapers intact. 6.5" x 9.4" gray cloth boards.

$30.00

Louis Sullivan: His Life and Work
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Louis Sullivan: His Life and Work

By Twombly, Robert

NewYork, NY Middlesex, England: Viking / Elisabeth Sifton Books, 1986. First American Edition / 2nd Printing. Hard Cover. Very Good/Near Fine. Octavo. xii + 530 pp, signed by Twombly on ffep. preface and acknowledgments, 13 chapters (chronological treatment of Sullivan's career,, b&w illustrations & photos, Appendix A: Louis H. Sullivan's Designs; Appendix B: Adler & Sullivan and Louis H. Sullivan Buildings Standing in 1985; Appendix C: Unverified louis H. Sullivan Projects; Appendix D Dankmar Adler's Deisgns 1896-99; Appendix E: Louis H. Sullivan's Publications and Writings 1882-1924, Notes, index, Sources of Illustrations. Binding tight, pages clean and unmarked, slight wear to top & bottom boards close to the foreedge, inner upper flap clipped DJ in mylar protector. 1/4 bound black cloth 3/4 gray papered boards in illustrated DJ.

$20.00

Les jardins de Rome. Aquarelles de Pierre Vignal

By Faure, Gabriel

Grenoble: Editions J. Rey, 1923. First Edition. Half-Leather. Very Good. 4to. 100 (2) pp, I. Le sentiment de la nature chez les Romains; II. Les Jardins de La Vielle Rome; III. Dans les ruines de Forum et du Palatin; IV. Sur les terrasses du Pincio; V. Les villas de la Renaissance a Rome; VI. La campagne romaine; ViI. Les domaines de Ciceron, de Properce et d'Horace; VIII. La villa d'Hadrien; IX. Caracteres des jardins italiens de la Renaissance; X. Les villas de Frascati; XI. La vill d'Este a Tivoli. 1370 exemplaires ordinaires, numerotes de 131 a 1500; exemplaire No. 638. Text in French. 1er plat orné d'une aquarelle de Pierre Vignal, nombreuses photographies sépia et 15 superbes aquarelles en couleurs de Pierre Vignal, toutes protégées par une serpente légendée. Le texte est de Gabriel Faure, grand spécialiste de l'Italie et critique d'Art. Tirage limité et numéroté (N°638). Discrètes traces d'âge et d'usage sur la couverture mais intérieur en tres bon etate. Pierre Victor Louis Vignal (1855-1925) est un peintre aquarelliste français. C'est un homme de métier, il n'a pas tenu de journal, n'a pas laissé d'écrits comme beaucoup de peintres qui pensent à leur postérité. Les documents qu'il nous a laissés sont ses aquarelles, dont une grande partie a été reproduite pour diverses éditions." Rebound in half-leather. Light edge wear with rubbed fore-edge corners, and age-toning to text block edges, else, Pristine Interior. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Brown half-leather with marbled boards, raised bands and gilt lettering to spine, and decorative endpapers.

$90.00

Romance of the Bourbon Chateaux

By Champney, Elizabeth W.

New York: G. P. Putman's Sons, 1923. Reprint. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. 8vo. xviii, 460, tissue-protected b&w frontis, preface, list of b&w illustrations, I. The Mill of the Gods; II. The Chatelaine of Saint Fargeeau; III. The Famous Fete at Vaux; IV. Andre Le Notre and the Chateau Gardens of Louis XIV; V. The Revenge of Bussy Rabutin; Vi. A Model of Nattier's; VII. The Ladies of Le Lude; VIII. The Moat with the Crimson Stains; IX. The Fountain of Tears; X. At the Inn of the Golden Pelican; XI. The Bourbons and Their Chateaus. Reprinted, May 1923. Only the faintest age-toning to text block edges, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Blue cloth with embossed decorative illustration and lettering on front board and spine, and gilt top text block edge.

$15.00

Soft Skies of France

By Chamberlain, Samuel

New York: Hastings House, Publishers, 1953. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. Large 8vo. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 159 pp, foreword, b&w plates, commentary. First Edition, 1953. "These pictures follow a leisurely geographical sequence which takes the form of a reverse S. They begin at the far western tip of Brittany and proceed across the northern provinces to Alsace. Then they turn about and lead westward through the heart of France back to the Atlantic and down to the Basque country adjoining Spain. From there they turn eastward once again, leading through the Pyrenees and the Auvergne hills to the snowy splendor of the Alps. They terminate with the sun-soaked stretches of Provence and the Mediterranean shore." from the Foreword. Price clipped. Tipped in owner's ex libris plate. Only the slightest wear to bottom front fore-edge wear corner dj, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Green cloth with gilt lettering to front board and spine, and pictorial endpapers.

$22.50

Frank Lloyd Wright;: An Interpretive Biography
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Frank Lloyd Wright;: An Interpretive Biography

By Twombly, Robert C.

New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1973. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 8vo. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. x, 373 pp, list of b&w illustrations, preface, 11 chapters, source notes bibliography, index. First Edition, 1973. "Unlike his houses, which individually achieved the sought-for repose, many of his larger projects were defiantly vigorous and assertive, reflecting his own 'absolute inability to endure confinement of any sort', as one observer put it. ....The ultimate irony is that by extolling human variety so energetically, he might have created a surfeit of sensory experience, a different kind od dehumanization. Indeed, the suspicion lingers that only Frank Lloyd Wright himself could have lived comfortably in a landscape of his own design." from the jacket flap. Price clipped. Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Back cloth with gilt lettering to front board and spine.

$17.50

Westminster Hall

By Saunders, Hilary St. George

London: Michael Joseph, 1951. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. 8vo. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine, 335 pp, list of b&w illustrations, preface, Prologue: The Night of the 10th-11th of May, 1941; 18 Chapters; Epilogue: The 26th of October, 1950; index. First Edition, 1951. "The author invites his readers to walk with him back into the past and view through his eyes scene after scene of Ehglish history played in this ancient building." from the jacket flap. Price clipped. Minor edge wear dj with faded spine of same, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Red cloth with gilt lettering to spine. and architectural plan on endpaper.

$17.50

Castles from the Heart of Spain

By Weissmuller, Alberto A.

New York: Clarkson N. Potter, Inc./Publisher, 1967. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. Small 4to. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 228 (4) pp, list of b&w illustrations, preface, introduction, Spain and Islam; Spain and Europe; Basic Stages of Spanish Castle Building; The Province of Valladolid; The Provinces of Soria, Guadalajara and Cuenca; The Province of Avila; The Province of Segovia; The Province of Madrid; The Province of Toledo; Spanish Military Orders; chronology, bibliography, index. Photographs by the author. First Edition, 1967. This book by the author, a student of European military architecture, represents the outcome of five years work. Travelling throughtout Castile, visiting the castles he describes, researching their histories, exploring the influences that contributed to their differing styles, and recording them as they stand today in over 200 superb photographs including 8 in full colour, which are fully integrated with the text throughout the book. There are also 8 maps and 16 plans of different castles which complement the text and photographs." from the jacket flap. Price clipped. Only the very faintest wear to bottom edge spine dj, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Green cloth with gilt lettering to spine.

$17.50

The Palaces of Crete

By Graham, James Walter

Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1972. Second Printing. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 8vo. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. xiv, (i), 269 + 66 pp. of plates, preface, addendum to the preface, I. The Land, the People, and the History of Minoan Crete; II. The Major Palaces; III. Minor Palaces, Villas, and Houses; IV. The Central Court and the Bull Games; V. The Residential Quarters of the Royal Family; VI. Public Apartments; VII. Other Rooms; VIII. Building Materials; IX. Windowns and Doors; X. Stairs and Storeys; XI. Decorative Features; XII. Furnishings and Equipment; XIII. Procedures and Principles; bibliography, abbreviations, illustrations, index, The b&w Plates. Second Printing, 1972. Price clipped. Pristine. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Brown cloth with gilt lettering to spine.

$17.50

Castles

By Oman, Charles

London: The Great Western Railway, 1926. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/No Jacket. Small 4to. xii, 229 (3) pp, tissue-protected color frontis, preface, list of illustrations, introduction, Part I. English Castles: The Thames Valley and Its Castles; Castles of Wessex; Castles of the West Midlands; Devonshire and Its Castles; Cornwall and Its Castles; Part II. Castles of Wales, and of the Marches: Introductory; Castles of Shropshire and Herefordshire; Castles of Monmouthshire and Brecknock; Castles of Glamorgan and Gower; Castles of Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire; Castles of North Wales; index with large color fold-out map in pocket at back, with 105 illustrations, 67 drawings, 5 plans, 2 colored plates, and 2 maps. First Edition, 1926. Only the very faintest wear to bottom edge, else, Pristine. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Maroon paper-covered boards with black-cloth backstrip, and gilt lettering to front board and spine.

$37.50

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