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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London: Royal Society of London, 1878. Hardcover. First Edition. v, 756 pp. 31 plates. 4to. Recent brown three quarter leather bindings with five raised bands at spine, burgundy title patch with gold embossed titling, gold lines offsetting bands, decorative stamp in each compartment without titling, blind embossed borders to front and rear boards. Table of Contents has a horizontal tear mid-page on p.[v], triangular piece missing from lower right corner of p. 163. Interiors clean. Numerous folding plates that illustrate articles. Pages were trimmed slightly when rebound.
Adams and Day's paper oputlines their discovery that, when illuminated with a candle, that selenium produced a flow of electricity. Current solar panels and other solar charged equipment like desktop calculators were built off this principle.Also contains John.....
New York: The Grolier Club, 2013. Hardcover. First Edition. First Printing. 286,  pp. 4 pp index laid in. Folio. Clean, crisp copy with dust jacket in mylar cover.
Catalog for the exhibition of the same name held at The Grolier Club in New York December 11, 2013-February 7, 2014. Printed in an edition of 1,500 copies. Signed by the author on the title page. Fine / fine.
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.
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.....
Ferriss, Hugh. New York: Ives Washburn, 1929. Hardcover. First Edition. First Printing. 140, [iii] pp. 4to. Wear and scuffing to dust jacket, chips and tears, small losses at head and foot of spine, darkening to spine from sunning, cellophane tape repairs to rear of dust jacket, not visible from front, now in mylar cover. Black cloth covered boards that are sharp and tight, silver embossed signature of Hugh Ferris on cover, silver embossed titling to spine. Slight bumping to corners, clean and tight within.
Hugh Ferriss (1889-1962) was trained as an architect but spent his career creating fabulous renderings for other architects. Through those renderings, Ferriss produced an urban vision that sold buildings on behalf of architects like Raymond Hood, Cass Gilbert, and Holabird &.....
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.....
Washington DC: Department of the Interior, National Park Service, 1938. Wraps. Second Edition. Second Edition, revised and greatly enlarged. ix, 200; v, 212; v, 192 pp. 4to. Three volumes: Part I-Administration and Basic Service Facilities, Part II-Recreational and Cultural Facilities, Part III-Overnight and Organized Camp Facilities. Original green paper wraps with scuffing and wear, fraying and small losses at head and foot of spines due to use, small stains to cover of Volume III. Very clean within, previous owner's bookplate on first free endpaper of each volume.
The quintessential tome that set the design standards for what we now view as "Park Service Architecture." Everything from sign standards to amphitheater design, welcome centers, picnic tables, and rustic chandeliers. Includes hundreds of photographic examples as well.....
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.
London: Royal Society of London, 1838. Hardcover. First Edition. viii, , -312, 16,  pp. 4to. Recent brown three quarter leather bindings with five raised bands at spine, burgundy title patch with gold embossed titling, gold lines offsetting bands, decorative stamp in each compartment without titling, blind embossed borders to front and rear boards. Interiors clean, ex-library stamp on title page, and occurring sporadically within. Numerous folding plates that illustrate articles. Pages were trimmed slightly when rebound.
John Herschel (1792-1871) invented this form of photographic reproduction as a way to capture data that was beyond the limits of human vision. Although known in the scientific community, cyanotype photography did not come into commercial use until after Herschel's death when it was capitalized on commercially by.....
Rio di Janeiro/Salvador, Brazil: Livraria Kosmos Editora Ltda/Fundacao Cultural do Estado da Bahia, 1986. Hardcover. First Edition. 146 pp. 4to. Light wear and chipping to dust jacket, now in mylar cover. White glossy cover boards with gray titling to cover and spine. Clean within. Heavily illustrated survey of decorative tiles of the Bahia region of Brazil. Very Good / Very Good.
Prince, Bart. Albuquerque, NM: University of New Mexico Press, 1991. Hardcover. First Edition. First Printing. xiii, 100 pp. 4to. Minor wear and scuffing to dust jacket, creasing and slight color loss at head of spine, now in mylar cover. Clean within.
A survey of the work of Bart Prince at the midpoint of his career. Prince is an architect who was deeply influenced by Frank Lloyd Wright and worked an assistant to architect Bruce Goff (1904-1982). Designing in a highly animated, organic style, his works uses the topography of the site, climate, and other inspirations from nature to design structures that are arresting in site and have high energy efficiency despite their often fanciful appearance. Laid in is a brochure from a 2015 exhibition at.....
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.
Scottsdale, AZ: The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, 1967. Wraps. First Edition. 89 pp. Oblong Folio. Light blue paper wraps with blind embossed titliing on front cover, dark blue plastic come binding. Losses to edges of upper right and lower left corner of front cover, lower left corner of rear cover. Contains maps, space diagrams, transportation plans, mechanical services, etc.
Controversial from when Wright first proposed it in 1938, this schamatic represents a second pass at the project that came very close to moving forward in the late 1960s. Finally built in a modified version and opened in 1997, only the convention center was built, the extensive parklands along Olin Park and Turville Point to the southwest were not part of the final project. Very Good.....
Washington DC: White House Historical Association/National Geographic Society, 1986. Hardcover. First Edition. First Printing. 1224 pp. (601 pp., 622 pp.). Green cloth covered boads with gold embossed image of the White House front doors on each volume. No dust jacket as issued. Slipcase in Fine condition. 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: Princeton Architectural Press, 2005. Hardcover. First Edition. First Printing. vii, 222 pp. Oblong Folio. Clean, crisp copy with printed mylar cover sharp and tight to boards.
A selection of work for the New York firm that completed such high-profile commissions as the National Inventors Hall of Fame, the William J. Clinton Presidential Center, and the Rose Center at the American Museum of Natural History. Inscribed by firm principal, James S. Polshek, to Wall Street investor and New York philanthropist Richard Gilder, the major donor for the proposed The Richard Gilder Center for Science, Education, and Innovation at the American Museum of Natural History. Fine / fine.