Milan: Casa Ed. D'Arte Bestetti e Tumminelli, 1914. As. 200 pp. Text in Italian. Nearly 200 b/w photos and architectural drawings. Paper boards with embossed gilt on cover and spine. Corners bumped, a nick and a scuff; otherwise very good. A publication of the Associazione Artistica fra i Cultori d'Archi tettura in Roma.
Boston: Bates & Guild Company, 1913. Wraps. First Edition. 15 pp. + ads. Vol. 2, No.11 (Old Series, Vol XIX). Folio Tan wraps have small display ads on lower front under masthead. Theme of this issue is "Modern European Theaters and their Stage Equipment." Only slight edgewear and a few small marks on covers. Contents very good, with large b/w photo ills. Very Good.
Charleston, S.C. Charles Norbury Beesley, 1908. Paperback. First Edition. 78 pp. B/w photo ills. Light blue covers have silver-gray lettering to the front. Covers lightly soiled, virtually unworn. Binding is with a navy cord, holding all pages tight. T.p. slightly soiled, other glossy pps. are unmarked. Contains a history of a church originally opened in 1731, and whose present building dates to 1761. This parish suffered earthquakes, cyclone, and the Civil War. Interesting, containing much history. Very Good.
Boston: The Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities, 1912. Paper. First. 24 pp. Vol. III, No. 2, July, 1912, Serial No. 7. B/w cover photo of "The Cooper-Austin House, Built About 1657, 21 Linnaean Street, Cambridge, Mass. The Society's Third Acquisition Bought by Subscription." Text also contains a b/w photo and a brief history of "The Shirley-Eustis House, About 1750, Shirley Street, Roxbury, Mass." Covers are slightly aged and soiled. Interior is clean and crisp. Cross reference: our books #003564 through #003584. Good Plus.
Boston: The Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities, 1919. Paper. First. 11 pp. Vol. IX, No. 2, February, 1919, Serial No. 19. B/w cover photo of "The Eleazer Arnold House, Lincoln, R.I. The Society's seventh acquisition. Southwest corner, showing the massive stone chimney." Text includes an article, with photos, of the Society's headquarters in the Harrison Gray Otis House at 2 Lynde St., at the corner of Cambridge St., Boston. Covers are slightly aged and soiled. Small closed tear on rear cover. Interior is clean and crisp. Cross reference: our books #003564 through #003584. Good Plus.
Japan: Valley of the Temples Corporation, 1968. Hard Cover. First Edition. Folio. Collection of 32 photographs, plus color frontispiece photograph of Amida in this beautifully designed book. Light stain on frontispiece tissue at lower left corner. Commemorates the replica of Japan's Byodo-In Temple constructed in Hawaii between the years of 1966 and 1968 by the Valley of the Temples Corporation to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the first Japanese immigrants to Hawaii. Very Good.
Cleveland, Ohio: W.S. Tyler Company, 1913. Paper Wraps. First Edition. 25 pp. each, eight pamphlets. B/w photo ills. All issues complete, binding (staples) tight. Edges worn, occasional coffee stains. A publication of the W.S. Tyler Company of Cleveland, New York, El Paso, and Pittsburgh, manufacturers of ornamental iron and bronze. Each monthly issue of the small booklet carried pictures of Tyler work plus brief commentaries, short pieces, jokes. Good Plus.
Paris: Armand Guerinet, n.d. Folio. First Edition. c. 1900. 176 loose, black & white plates. Folio. Folio wrapper consisting of patterned paper over boards attached to a floral-patterned cloth spine. Front cover has a pasted-on title block with an illustration of an iris with Art Nouveau flourishes. Covers and spine are aged and edgeworn. Spine is faded and beginning to fray at the ends. Contents consist of 176 black & white plates, with captions in French, on the decorative arts. Subjects covered include: Vieilles Toiles De Jouy, Della Bella, Jacques, L'Union Centrale Des Arts Decoratifs, Boucher, Classical Motifs, Mythological Motifs, Baptiste Monnoyer, Simon Vouet, Oudry, Tessier, etc. Most groupings appear to be missing more than one plate. The Vouet section appears to be complete as...
Paris: Armand Guerinet, n.d. Folio. First Edition. c. 1900. 105 loose, black & white plates. Folio. Folio wrapper consisting of patterned paper over boards attached to a floral-patterned cloth spine. Front cover has a pasted-on title block with an illustration of an iris with Art Nouveau flourishes. Covers and spine are aged and edgeworn. Spine is faded and beginning to fray at the ends. Contents consist of 105 black & white plates, with captions in French, on the toile. Very Good.
Boston, New York: Rogers and Manson Company, 1917. Paper Wraps. First Edition. 55 pp. Brown paper wraps with dark brown lettering on front cover. Binding is slightly aged, soiled and edge-worn. Cover detached from text block. Brief text is followed by full-page, b/w photos and elevations, with captions, of a variety of brick houses. Interior is slightly aged. Previous owner was the architect, Parker Morse Hooper. His name is written in pencil at top of title page. Very Good.
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...
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.
Portland, Maine: The Southworth-Anthoensen Press, 1936. Hard Cover. First Edition. First Printing. 200 pp. Color and black & white illustrations. Subtitle: "A Consideration of the Changes in Style between the Arrival of the Mayflower and the Civil War in the Regions Originally Settled by the English and the Dutch." Cover is scuffed all over, with edge wear. Bright gilt title and design center front. Head of text block gilded, fore- and bottom edges deckled. Previous owner's name in pencil on first free endpaper. This book was designed to examine "period rooms" in more detail than is usual, with 12 rooms examined and pictured, each with historical notes. There are 5 or 6 ills. with each room, and a color schedule is included in the book...
New York: Rizzoli, 1991. Hard Cover. First Edition. First American Edition. First Printing. Clean, crisp copy. Dust jacket has slight wear at top edge, now in mylar cover. Stunning book on the Jourdain family and their contribution to architecture, design, and the Art Nouveau and Art Moderne, and International Style Movements. Fine / Very Good.
Cline, Rhonda; Dyer, Scott. Lanham, MD: American Association for State and Local History/University Publishing Associates, 1989. Hardcover. First Edition. xi, 209 pp. 8vo. Minor scuffing to dust jacket, slight sunning to spine. Gift sticker that includes a depiction of Santa Claus on first free endpaper. Very Good / Very Good.