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The Art of Florence, ANDRES, Glenn, et al.
1 ANDRES, Glenn, et al. The Art of Florence
0896601110 / 9780896601116 
ANDRES, GLENN M., et al. The Art of Florence, 2 volumes, New York and London: Abbeville/Artabras, 1994. Heavy quartos, later printing, pp. 703; 704-1312, blue cloth boards with gilt-stamped lettering to spines and fronts, blind-stamped pattern of squares to boards, illustrated slipcase, color and halftone illustration, numerous gatefolds. A massive and thorough reference. Condition of this set: Fine, no flaws. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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Inner Light: The Shaker Legacy, BUTLER, Linda.
2 BUTLER, Linda. Inner Light: The Shaker Legacy
0394532562 / 9780394532561 
BUTLER, LINDA. Inner Light: The Shaker Legacy, New York: Knopf, 1981. Quarto, first edition, unpaginated with 58 duotone plates, gray cloth boards with silver lettering to spine, inscribed on the half-title page by Butler to the late artist and designer Julius Friedman: "For Julius, with high regard." The photos were taken in Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maine and elsewhere, radiating the contemplative, peaceful nature of Shaker society and design. Condition of this book: Jacket lightly worn, boards sunned at edges, all else fine. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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Quality Budget Houses, CREIGHTON, Thomas, and  FORD, Katherine Morrow
3 CREIGHTON, Thomas, and FORD, Katherine Morrow Quality Budget Houses

CREIGHTON, THOMAS H., and FORD, KATHERINE MORROW. Quality Budget Houses, New York: Reinhold Publishing, 1954. Quarto, first edition, pp. 224, blue paper-covered boards quarter-bound in black cloth with yellow lettering on spine, halftone photos, plans. Subtited "A Treasury of 100 Architect-Designed Houses from $5,000 to $20,000," this is a relic from an era when it did not seem absurd to build and live modestly in Beverly Hills or the Hamptons. Shows that modernist ideas had firmly taken root, with examples from all over the U.S. Condition of this book: Jacket chipped at edges with a couple short tears at seams. Boards rubbed and sunned at edges. Overall very good. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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Armenia, DANIELYAN, Hasmik.
4 DANIELYAN, Hasmik. Armenia
9994191780 / 9789994191789 
DANIELYAN, HASMIK. Armenia, Yerevan: GASPRINT, 2004. Quarto, English language edition, pp. 112, black cloth boards with blind-stamped lettering on upper panel, color photos with very little text. Danielyan presents a medieval Armenia of beautiful churches and landscapes, with no people whatsoever. Scarce. Condition of this book: Spine slightly shaken, jacket edges worn and wrinkled. Leaves clean and tight, images fine. 
Price: 300.00 USD
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Wiener Werkstatte, FAHR-BECKER, Gabriele;
5 FAHR-BECKER, Gabriele; Wiener Werkstatte
382288880X / 9783822888803 
FAHR-BECKER, GABRIELE. Wiener Werkstatte, Koln: Taschen, 1995. Folio, English-language edition, pp. 244, red cloth boards with black stamped lettering and decoration on front and spine, lavish illustration. Deals with the German arts/crafts/architecture movement centered on Josef Hoffmann, between the beginning of the 20th century and the Nazi era. Condition: Jacket lightly worn, scratched, no tears. All else fine. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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S.S. Manhattan arrives in New York Harbor, Fairchild Aerial Surveys
6 Fairchild Aerial Surveys S.S. Manhattan arrives in New York Harbor

FAIRCHILD AERIAL SURVEYS, S.S. Manhattan arrives in New York Harbor, undated (1932). 15x19.5 inches or 38x50cm, gelatin silver print, framed under glass on its original mount, Fairchild credit in the negative, labeled on the mount. The background provides a beautifully clear view of the lower Manhattan skyline, with the long-gone aquarium in Battery Park at right center (the round building). The ship was launched in 1931, at the outset of the Depression, and was considered an expensive gamble on the part of its owner, United States Lines. As the label says, at the time of their construction, the Manhattan and its sister ship, the Washington, were the largest liners ever built in the U.S. According to Wikipedia, the Manhattan served trans-Atlantic routes and during World War II was a troop ship, being scrapped after the war. Condition of this print" A few areas of foxing in the sky, faint silvering to the dark areas around the hull, overall very good. 
Price: 1000.00 USD
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Traces of Antiquity in the Greek Landscape, FAKIDI, Maria, and  MINAIDI, Dora,
7 FAKIDI, Maria, and MINAIDI, Dora, Traces of Antiquity in the Greek Landscape
960161253X / 9789601612539 
FAKIDI, MARIA, and MINADI, DORA. Traces of Antiquity in the Greek Landscape, Athens: Patakis Publishers, 2003. Large, heavy quarto, English language edition, pp. 490, orange cloth boards with gray lettering on front and spine, extensive illustration with color photos, text by Maria Bellogianni. Scarce title, not for the casual traveler but for the serious student and artifact hunter who wants to explore the Greek landscape away from the tourist attractions, although the photographers do devote attention to the famous sites like the Acropolis and Knossos. Condition of this book: Dust jacket moderately worn, a couple short tears. Leaves clean and tight. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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Dreams Through the Glass, Windows From Bergdorf Goodman, FARGO, Linda.
8 FARGO, Linda. Dreams Through the Glass, Windows From Bergdorf Goodman
2843235227 / 9782843235221 
FARGO, LINDA. Dreams Through the Glass, Windows From Bergdorf Goodman, New York: Assouline, 2002. Folio, edition unknown to me, pp. 160, gray paper-covered boards with white lettering stamped to spine and front, color photos. Fargo, the designer for Bergdorf's famous window displays, here shows her work. This copy came from the collection of the late American fashion designer Mary Ann Restivo and is inscribed to her by Fargo on the half-title page: "To Mary Ann -- keep giving us great dresses. Linda" Condition of this book: Near fine with faint age toning at the edges. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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Cottages Manoirs and Other Minor Buildings of Normandy and Brittany, FOSTER, William D.
9 FOSTER, William D. Cottages Manoirs and Other Minor Buildings of Normandy and Brittany

FOSTER, WILLIAM D. Cottages Manoirs and Other Minor Buildings of Normandy and Brittany, New York: Architectural Book Publishing, 1926. Folio, first edition, pp. xviii, 84 plates of halftones and drawings, green cloth boards with gilt lettering to spine and front. A beautiful evocation of historic and often vernacular French architecture. Condition of this book: Jacket has a few stains and is sunned, especially at spine. Overall very good to near fine. 
Price: 90.00 USD
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2 prints, Mainz, HERTEL, Carl.
10 HERTEL, Carl. 2 prints, Mainz

HERTEL, CARL. 2 prints, Altes Haus auf dem Markt (zum Boderam), und Blick durch den Bogen der Strassenbrucke, Mainz, 1896. 255x190mm or 10x7.5 inches, on mounts measuring 355x280mm or 14x11 inches, collotypes, one being a skyline view seen under an arching bridge, the other a streetscape showing Boderam house at the market. The images are so sharp you can read even the smallest type on the signs and see the expressions on people's faces. Hertel was a professional photographer long established in Mainz. Condition of these prints: Mounts worn and chipped at edges, images fine with a few minor blemishes, no fading. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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The Alhambra, IRVING, Washington.
11 IRVING, Washington. The Alhambra

IRVING, WASHINGTON. The Alhambra, New York: Putnam's, 1892. Large octavos, Author's Revised Edition, pp. xii, 266; vi, 312, 31 photogravure plates total, cream cloth boards with Moorish-themed decoration in green, gilt and blue, gilt lettering on spines, top edges gilt, other edges untrimmed, ribbon bookmarks bound in, some leaves are still unopened, "Darro edition." Based on a trip the author took in 1829, with his revisions of 1851 here reprinted with beautiful gravure illustration. Condition of these books: Good and tight but boards foxed at edges and darkening with a few stains on the lower panels. Images fine. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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Architectural Details From the Early Twentieth Century, KNOBLOCH, Philip G.
12 KNOBLOCH, Philip G. Architectural Details From the Early Twentieth Century
1558350349 / 9781558350342 
KNOBLOCH, PHILIP G. Architectural Details From the Early Twentieth Century, Washington: American Institute of Architects Press, 1991. Quarto, facsimile of the unobtainable 1931 first edition, pp. [iv], 114 diagrammatic plates, 3 (index), gray cloth boards with purple lettering to spine and front. A great source book for those who are restoring buildings from its era. Condition of this book: Dust jacket moderately worn, all else fine. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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A Monograph of the Work of McKim Mead & White 1879-1915, McKim, Mead & White
13 McKim, Mead & White A Monograph of the Work of McKim Mead & White 1879-1915

[Architecture.] A Monograph of the Work of McKim Mead & White 1879-1915, four volumes, New York: Architectural Book Publishing, 1915. Elephant folios about 20x15 inches or 51x38 cm, buckram bindings, each book with 100 single-side-print collotype plates (some are misnumbered), no text except for the captions and the tables of contents. De-accessioned by the Iowa State College Library with that library's rubberstamps and other markings, very sturdy with leaves attached to the bindings by linen stubs, covers worn and scuffed, normal age toning inside, occasional minor staining, a few neat tape repairs. (Plate 100 appears at the end of Vol. 1 and again, in facsimile, at the beginning of Vol. 2.) Overall good and sound. Very heavy, totals more than 60 pounds or 25kg. Worldcat turns up numerous copies in institutional libraries, but this set is scarce in the marketplace. It is important not only to architectural but also New York history collections, with fascinating looks at bygone buildings, including interiors and schematics. The architects were probably the greatest and most prolific American designers of the Beaux Arts period, and shown here are there finest achievements, from massive public buildings like Penn Station to mansions, banks, retail stores, and lesser structures such as university gates. Most of the work shown is in the Northeast and Midwest, with one project in Italy. 
Price: 3500.00 USD
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The Bombay High Court, The Story of the Building, 1878-2003, MEHROTRA, RAHUL, and   DWIVEDI, SHARADA.
14 MEHROTRA, RAHUL, and DWIVEDI, SHARADA. The Bombay High Court, The Story of the Building, 1878-2003
8190060251 
MEHROTRA, RAHUL, and DWIVEDI, SHARADA. The Bombay High Court, The Story of the Building, 1878-2003, Mumbai: Eminence Designs, 2004. Tall folio, pp. 192, brown cloth boards stamped with gilt lettering on spine and upper panel, color and halftone photos. History of this British-built Gothic landmark that sits at the core of Mumbai. Condition of this book: Jacket moderately worn, no tears. Photo mounted on front pastedown, gift inscription inked onto free front endpaper. Leaves clean and tight, images fine. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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Gingerbread Houses, Haiti's Endangered Species, PHILLIPS, ANGHELEN A.
15 PHILLIPS, ANGHELEN A. Gingerbread Houses, Haiti's Endangered Species

PHILLIPS, ANGHELEN ARRINGTON. Gingerbread Houses, Haiti's Endangered Species, Port-au-Prince: self-published, 1975. Tall quarto, first edition limited to 2000 copies, pp. 93, white cloth boards, drawings of buildings in Port-au-Prince, Cap-Haitian and Jacmel, signed on the limitation page by the artist-publisher, with a foreword by her and Gloria Young. Text in English and French. Buildings shown: Port-au-Prince -- 102 Ave. Gregoire, 62 Bois Verna, 72 Rue Christoph, 117 Rue Capois, 58 Bois Verna, 28 Bois Verna, 13 Ave. M, 27 Rue Marcelin, 14 Rue Rigaud, 4 Ruelle Berne, 9 Rue Quatre, 8 Ave. du Chili, 69 Rue Roy, 9 Ave. N, 46 Ave. Lamartiniere, 17 Impasse Lavaud, 21 Ave. Rue Dr. Audain, 80 Ave. du Travail, 7 Ave. du Travail, 108 La Fleur du Chene, Villa Therese, 15 Bois Verna, 44 Turgeau, Le Manoir No. 146 Ave. John Brown, 7 Ave. Bellevue, 94 Bois Verna, Villa Miramar, College Fernand Prosper, Institution Frere Flavien, 7 Pacot, Excelsior Hotel, Grand Oloffson Hotel; Jacmel -- Pension Craft, 10 Grand Rue, unnamed building, 17 Grand Rue, Rue Seymour Pradel, Main Square Arcahaie; Cap-Haitian -- Corner 22 et D, Rue Oswald Durand, 51 Rue d'Anjou, 66 Rue Dauphine, 155 Rue Gouvernement. Condition of this book: Dust jacket chipping at edges, with a short tear at top front corner; boards soiled at edges; top edge foxed. Spine a bit slanted, all images fine. 
Price: 120.00 USD
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London at the Opening of the Twentieth Century/Contemporary Biographies, PIKE, W.T.;
16 PIKE, W.T.; London at the Opening of the Twentieth Century/Contemporary Biographies

Pike, W.T. [editor]. London at the Opening of the Twentieth Century/Contemporary Biographies, No. 15 of Pike's New Century Series, Brighton: W.T. Pike and Co. 1905. Quarto, pp. 300, vii, maroon morocco grained boards with elaborate gilt-stamped decoration and lettering on top, gilt-lettered spine, blind-stamped bottom, a.e.g., numerous halftone photos throughout. Excellent street and architectural photography throughout the first 200 pages as the book discusses the state of London at the turn of the 20th century; then the book transitions into a series of small biographies of accountants, actuaries and "secretaries," all illustrated. OCLC locates 5 copies in the U.S. and Canada, with more at British libraries; but generally scarce on the private market. Condition of this book: Boards rubbed with some loss at spine ends, gilding on spine at least half gone. Hinges neatly reinforced. Leaves clean and tight, overall good and sound. 
Price: 750.00 USD
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George III & Queen Charlotte, Patronage, Collecting and Court Taste, ROBERTS, Jane [editor];
17 ROBERTS, Jane [editor]; George III & Queen Charlotte, Patronage, Collecting and Court Taste
1902163737 / 9781902163734 
ROBERTS, JANE [editor]. George III & Queen Charlotte, Patronage, Collecting and Court Taste, London: Royal Collections Publications, 2004. Heavy quarto, pp. 408, red cloth boards with gilt lettering and decoration on spine, extensive color illustration, covering all kinds of collectibles gathered by George III and his court. Released to accompany an exhibit in London, this book has become a valuable reference work. Condition: Dust jacket moderately worn with surface scratches, no tears; all else fine. 
Price: 120.00 USD
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Public Buildings, A Survey of Architecture of Projects Constructed ... With the Assistance of the Public Works Administration, SHORT, C.W., and  STANLEY-BROWN, R.
18 SHORT, C.W., and STANLEY-BROWN, R. Public Buildings, A Survey of Architecture of Projects Constructed ... With the Assistance of the Public Works Administration

SHORT, C.W., and STANLEY-BROWN, R. Public Buildings, A Survey of Architecture of Projects Constructed ... With the Assistance of the Public Works Administration, Washington: Government Printing Office, 1939. Heavy quarto, pp. xxiii, 697, blue cloth boards with silver stamped lettering to spine and front, extensive illustration with halftone photos and floor plans. Traverses the U.S. with a survey of the public-building spree that gave jobs to many unemployed people during the Depression. The authors say they chose the best examples of all kinds of work: "Size and cost have not been criterions in choosing these examples. The smallest sewage-disposal plant is given equal standing with the greatest power projects, and many very expensive buildings have been omitted altogether as having little or no architectural merit." Condition of this book: Jacket chipped at edges, darkened at spine. Small abrasion to top edge of boards and head of spine, leaves' edges darkened with a few spots, interior very good, images fine. 
Price: 60.00 USD
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Palaces of Sicily, TOMASI, Gioacchino, and   ZALAPI, Angheli
19 TOMASI, Gioacchino, and ZALAPI, Angheli Palaces of Sicily
0847821269 / 9780847821266 
TOMASI, GIOACCHINO LANZA and ZALAPI, ANGHELI. Palaces of Sicily, New York: Rizzoli, 1998. Folio, U.S. edition, pp. 394, black cloth boards with gilt lettering stamped on spine, color photos. Covers 25 palaces and villas with dramatic illustration of stonework and other art and craft. Condition of this book: Dust jacket lightly worn, leaves have a few minor spots at edges, images fine. Overall near fine. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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The Art of Garden Design in Italy, TRIGGS, H. Inigo.
20 TRIGGS, H. Inigo. The Art of Garden Design in Italy

TRIGGS, H. INIGO. The Art of Garden Design in Italy, London et al.: Longmans, Green, 1906. Large, heavy folio, first edition, pp. xii, 134, rust-colored cloth boards with gilt-stamped lettering on spine, and gilt-stamped lettering on upper panel inside gilt wreath, 128 illustrated plates including collotypes, halftones and plans, top edge gilt. The author was an architect and designer of formal gardens in England. This lavish book measures 44x35cm or 18x14 inches and weighs about 7 kilograms or 16 pounds. Gardens covered include eight each in Rome and Florence and gardens in Sicily, Lake Como villas, Isola Bella, Genoa, Pavia, Verona, Pescia, Milan, Siena, Villa Imperiali, Tivoli, Bagnaia, Caserta, Royal Palace of the Quirnal. Condition of this book: Covers darkened in spots, extremities rubbed and chipped, crack to front joint but overall sound. Endpapers foxed, minor internal stains, nothing offensive. 
Price: 500.00 USD
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