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.
New York: E. Weyhe, 1926. Hard Cover. First Edition. 46 pp. Folio. Text in German plus 132 pp mostly full color, full-page plates. Cover embossed and lettered in gilt, gilt lettering on spine. Few white marks on cover, spine creased top & bottom. Examples of the finest handwork and skilled arts from all over Europe. Beautiful ceramics, textiles, metal arts, embroidery, woodwork, and other ornamental skills. Very Good.
San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 1994. Soft Cover. First Edition. 119 pp. Color, b/w ills. Multicolored cover shows various designs front & back. Black spine lettered in red and white. Small black remainder mark lower edge. Crisp and clean. "Includes an array of posters, packaging, trademarks, letterheads, and advertising ephemera ..... many of which have never been published in the U.S. before." Fine.
Paris: Editions Albert Morance, 1922. Hardcover. First Edition. Unpag. 30 color plates. 8vo. Brown paper covered boards with titling and illustration printed to cover board, red cloth spine with tears at head and foot, along rear hinge, ribbon ties. Folio with the 30 loose plates enclosed. Plates are vibrant in color, and according to the title, reflect the "Taste of the Day" with an Art Nouveau and early Art Moderne flair. Text in Spanish. Very Good.
London: Chapman & Hall, 1888. Hardcover. First Edition. xi, 173, 56 (ads) pp. 8vo. Green publisher's binding with gold and black embossed titling to cover boards and spine. Light rubbing overall from shelf wear. Clean within. 34 plates illustrate the supplement the text, as well as numerous illustrations within the text throughout. Very Good.
Germany: Heilbronn und Rothenburg, 1771. Three Quarter Leather. First Edition. Unpag. Oblong Folio. 74 Plates. Three quarter leather binding with marbled paper insets, four raised bands at spine. Scuffing and wear to covers, small losses at board corners, chipping and loss at base of spine, small wormhole loss to rear cover board, bottom left corner. Light soiling to endpapers, indications of an earlier spill along upper right corner of front board and text block that extends though very top of text block to Plate 16. Handwritten, and quite elaborate, ownership label hand written on first free endpaper. The book's standard title page, printed in elaborate German type, is supplemented by an additional title page immediately following that is somewhat shortened in description, but has an...
London: verbavolant, 2005. Hardcover. First Edition. 480 pp. Folio. Clean, crisp copy with the dust jacket in a mylar cover.
Originally published in Italy in 1930, this is a fabulous reproduction of a volume that celebrated the Art Nouveau, Art Moderne and Bauhaus movements of the 1920s. Over 800 illustrations. Fine / fine.
Boston, MA: Louis Prang & Company, 1879. Hardcover. As. Oblong Octavo. Series of chromolithograph plates depicting various styles of design and color as designated by Louis Prang. 36 plates, 35 loose, 1 pasted to front cover of box. As follows: Renaissance I-7; Renaissance II-7; Roman-7; Gothic I-8; Gothic II-1, 3, 7, & cover; Arabian-1, 2, 4, 5. Housed in small custom folder with Gothic II Plate 7 pasted to front; light pencil marks to plate, cloth beginning to split at spine, bottom flap for holding plates within binding has detached but is present, other two flaps intact. Very Good.
Melbourne, Australia: Georgian House, 1962. Hard Cover. First Edition. First Printing. 198 pp. Light scuffing to dust jacket from shelf wear, now in mylar cover. Clean and crisp within. A fabulous survey of ornamental cast iron in Autralia. A rare volume on Australian architecture and design. Very Good / Very Good.
New York: Belgian Government Information Center, 1954. Paperback. First. Text + 39 pp. plates. Color & b/w ills. Subtitle: "An Exhibition of Applied Art Organized by the Ministry of Economic Affairs of Belgium at the Architectural League of New York....September 16 to September 30th, 1954." Card covers have red, black and yellow design on front. Penciled notation on front. Solid white rear cover a bit soiled. Printed on glossy stock, the book includes a variety of illustrations. Perhaps the most outstanding is a fold-out double-page of a tapestry offered by the Belgian Government to the U.N.. Depicting the triumph of peace, the tapestry measured 43.5 feet by 28.5 feet. Very Good.
Garden City: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1926. Hardcover. First Edition. xiv, 237 pp. Folio. Light scuffing to dust jacket, small chips at edges. Water stain at midpoint of front cover along hinge, water has migrated through to the first dozen pages of the text block. Otherwise clean within. Good / very good.