New York: The Co-operative Building Plan Association, 1886. Leather. First Edition. 63 plates are present out of original 100. Folio. The "Hand Book," which is extremely rare, is missing, but the "Supplement" and a stiff "Card of Approximate Contract Prices" are both present. The individual plates are enclosed in the original, rare, leather portfolio with buckle closure. The portfolio is of black grained leather with crimson leather spine and corners which have blind-stamped, decorative rules. The spine is quite deteriorated. The front cover has "Builders' Portfolio No. 2." blind-stamped in faded gilt. Portfolio end papers and fold-over flaps are of covered with floral paper. The portfolio is somewhat aged, soiled and worn. The plates are slightly aged, soiled, and/or foxed. Even without all of the.....
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Adams, Ansel. Washington DC: U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, 2000. Wraps. First Edition. iv, 296 pp. 4to. Minor scuffing to covers from shelf wear, bumping to base of spine. Clean within.
An already scarce title on the push in the National Park Service in the late 1950s and early 1960s to update its rustic structure to more modern and streamlined structures indicative of the era in their architectural design. Very Good.
Chicago, IL: Chicago Statuary Mfg. Co., c. 1927. Wraps. First Edition. 48 pp. Oblong 4to. Gray-green cover wraps with slight wear and scuffing. Heavily illustrated with everything from classical figures and busts of Abraham Lincoln to "Ear, Colossal Size."
A trade catalog lightly represented in institutions with only three copies appearing in OCLC. Very Good.
Grand Canyon National Park, AZ: El Tovar Studio/Fred Harvey, n.d. As. c. 1920. Unpag. Oblong Folio. Ivory ribbon tie binding with very light wear and chipping to edges, small tears. Interior image clean and bright.
13 printed color photographic views of the Grand Canyon tipped onto heavy, labeled card stock that identifies each view. Very Good.
Chicago, IL: Kelmscott Gallery, 1986. Wraps. First Edition. 85 pp. Oblong 4to. Light scuffing to covers from shelf wear. 120 illustrations of plans, photographs of houses, studies, interiors by the architects and designers included in the exhibition of the same name that was shown at The Armstrong Gallery in New York, March 12-April 5; The Tartt Gallery in Washington, DC, April 12-May 3; and Lunn Ltd. in Chicago, May 8-13, 1984. Fine.
Shepherd, Thos. H. London: Jones & Co., 1827-1829. Three Quarter Leather. First Edition. 160, iii; vi, 12 (Subjects), 172, ii (List of Engravings). Both volumes have red leather spine with five slightly raised bands, gold embossed titling and decoration, losses at head and foot of spine. Volume I front board hanging by one cord, considerable foxing to frontispiece engraving and first title page with engraving of Temple Bar, From the Strand. Volume II front board detached. Marbled endpapers, considerable foxing to frontispiece engraving and first title page with engraving of Sussex Place at Regent's Park; this title page appears to have suffered water damage and was re-backed with another sheet of paper by a binder, second title page undamaged. Light foxing throughout, including the numerous.....
Park Forest, IL: The Prairie School Press, 1963. Hardcover. Facsimile Edition. Unpag. Folio. Green cloth boards with brown cloth over spine that wraps 1/3 of the way to front and rear boards, gold embossed titling to spine and rear board. Top edge gilt. Small bump 1-1/2" above foot of spine. Prospectus laid in. Housed in custom green cloth slipcase.
A stunning copy of the facsimile edition of "The House Beautiful" produced by William Winslow and his Auvergne Press in 1896/1897. Winslow was a client of Frank Lloyd Wright and enlisted Wright to create the intricate designs that adorn each page. Winslow's original edition was bound with a brown leather spine, here reproduced in cloth. A faithful facsimile, this edition even includes the fourteen page booklet.....
Park Forest, IL: The Prairie School Press, 1966. Wraps. First Edition. 27 pp. 4to. Very minor scuffing to covers, clean within.
An important early journal in the study of Prairie School Architecture with its origins in the American Midwest. The article in this issue focuses on the works of Frank Lloyd Wright in Japan by Robert Kostka. Very Good.
Park Forest, IL: The Prairie School Press, 1967. Wraps. First Edition. 23 pp. 4to. Very minor scuffing to covers, clean within.
An important early journal in the study of Prairie School Architecture with its origins in the American Midwest. The articles in this issue are "The Brief Career of a Sullivan Apprentice: Parker N. Berry" by Donald Hoffmann, "Ethics of Ornament" by Frank Lloyd Wright, & "The Edward W. McCready House; Spencer and Powers, Architects" by J. William Rudd. Very Good.
New York, NY: Thunder's Mouth Press/Nation Books, 2003. Hard Cover. First Edition. First Printing. Clean, crisp copy with dust jacket in mylar cover.
Signed by the author on the half-title page and dated in another hand.. Although blind since an early age, Mehta does occasionally sign a book in a highly stylized form. Fine / Fine.
New York: Sears Publishing Company, 1932. Hardcover. First Edition. Second Printing. viii, 305 pp. 8vo. Bright orange covers with very light darkening to spine, bumping to corners and light scuffing. Oddly, publisher printed on base of spine, Dodd, Mead & Company, is not the same as Sears Publishing Company printed on title page. Nevertheless, a scarce volume. Very Good.
Wright, Frank Lloyd. Tokyo: A.D.A. Edita, 1984. Hardcover. First Edition. Unpag. Folio. Dust jacket is clean and crisp, now in mylar cover. Red cloth boards with black embossed titling to spine. Minuscule foxing spots to endpapers only. 266 plates of Wright's renderings for both finished buildings and unfinished projects. Text in English and Japanese. Includes original cardboard slipcase in Fine condition with very minor sunning to the spine.
Volume 9 of the landmark work undertaken by Bruce Brooks Pfeiffer and the A.D.A. Edita publishing company. The original Monograph encompassed 12 volumes. Fine / Fine.
Philadelphia, PA: The Society of Architectural Historians, 1991. Wraps. First Edition. 4to. Dark rust paper covers with very light scuffing.
Siry's important article on an early project by Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959) is explored on pp. 235-265. The Abraham Lincoln Center was started by Wright, but finished by Dwight Heald Perkins after Wright's falling out with his uncle and patron, Jenkin Lloyd Jones, over design details. Fine.
Madison, WI: Elvehjem Museum of Art/University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1990. Hardcover. First Edition. First Printing. vii, 218 pp. Oblong Folio. Light wear to dust jacket, creasing to upper right corner of front panel, sunning to spine and left side of rear panel, now in mylar cover. Clean and crisp within. Fine / very good.
New York: Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, 1953. Wraps. First Edition. Unpag. 8vo.
Exhibition catalog for the exhibition of the same name celebrating Wright's career in architecture. Illustrated with numerous photographs and drawings of Wright's. A necessary addition to any Wright collector's holdings. (Sweeney 912). Very Good.
Malibu, CA: Pangloss Press, 1989. Hardcover. First Edition. xi, 185 pp. 8vo. Clean, crisp copy with dust jacket in mylar cover.
Important biography and survey of the work of Gilbert Stanley Underwood (1890-1960), a prolific architect best known for his National Park lodges, including Old Faithful Lodge in Yellowstone National Park and his Art Deco masterpiece, Omaha's Union Station. Fine / Fine.