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Art Nouveau and Art Deco, Klein, Dan; Warken, Geoffrey
41 Klein, Dan; Warken, Geoffrey Art Nouveau and Art Deco
London, England Chancellor Press 1996 1851529373 / 9781851529377 First Edition Thus Hard Cover Fine Fine 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
Stated first printing. Printed in China. Glossy paper pictorial hardboards, with crisp black-stamped lettering to the spine. Unbumped spine head and tail, with sharp corners. 11.25 x 8.25 inches. Text block firmly bound in. 136 numbered pages with stunning color plates, some full-page and all on glossy coated stock. An immaculate copy, and very tight. Either unread or very gently read. Lovely pictorial DJ, unclipped. Just a hint of rubbing to the DJ. DJ in a clear Mylar DJ protector. A Fine copy in a Fine DJ. 
Price: 24.00 USD
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Edward T. and William A. Potter, American Victorian Architects, Landau, Sarah Bradford
42 Landau, Sarah Bradford Edward T. and William A. Potter, American Victorian Architects
New York, New York, U.S.A. Garland Publishing 1979 0824039599 / 9780824039592 First Edition Buckram Very Good Plus No Jacket 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Presumed first [and only?] printing. Printed and bound in the USA. Dark blue buckram binding, with crisp silver-stamped lettering to the spine. Unbumped spine head and very gently bumped tail, with fairly sharp corners. 9 x 6 inches. With xxvi and 490 numbered pages of text. Alas, the publishers did not see fit to produce an index. However, the text section is followed by numerous unnumbered pages containing 305 B&W archival photos and architectural drawings, and by using the figure number associated with each image the reader can refer back to the principal text and find the number without much difficulty and hence can find the commentary associated with the various illustrations. Note that most of the illustrations are half-page. A very clean copy, and rather tight. Either unread or very gently read. Inexplicably, the top corner of the front FEP has been cut off at a very clean diagonal; in any case this is NOT an ex library book. No remainder marks. No dust jacket present [as issued?]. A Very Good Plus copy. Very scarce in any condition. Perhaps the most famous building featured in the archival photo section of the book is the Hartford home of Mark Twain and his family and designed by E. T. Potter. 
Price: 300.00 USD
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Samothrace, Excavations Conducted by the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, Volume 3, The Hieron, complete in 3 volumes, Lehmann, Phyllis Williams
43 Lehmann, Phyllis Williams Samothrace, Excavations Conducted by the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, Volume 3, The Hieron, complete in 3 volumes
Princeton, New Jersey, U.S.A. Princeton University Press 1969 First Edition Buckram Near Fine Near Fine 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
This is the complete third volume, including Parts I, II & III, in a publication on Samothrace constituting Number LX in Bollingen Series, sponsored by and published for Bollingen Foundation. Plates printed by the Meriden Gravure Company, CT. Composed, printed and bound by Kingsport Press, TN. NOT ex-library. Brown buckram binding, with crisp gilt-stamped lettering to the front boards and spines. Generally unbumped spine heads and tails, with fairly sharp corners, except that the upper corners of the Plates volume are gently bumped. 12 x 9.25 inches. Text blocks firmly bound in. xxxv, 387, xv, 304, and vi numbered pages of text, plus CXVI B&W plates in the Plates volume.Additionally the two text volumes are interspersed with numerous B&W plates and illustrations, some of which are fold-out and all on heavy coated stock. Note that the uppermost part of the corners of all pages in the Plates volume are gently bumped, not at all into the text or illustrations and rather minor in any case. An immensely clean copy, and quite tight. Either unread or very gently read. Attractive plain buff DJs, unclipped. The DJs in clear Mylar DJ protectors. A Near Fine set of three volumes in Near Fine DJs. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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Here Lived the Californians, Lewis, Oscar
44 Lewis, Oscar Here Lived the Californians
New York, New York, U.S.A. Rinehart and Company 1959 Half-Leather Very Good Plus 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
First issued in 1957. This is the 1959 deluxe limited edition. This is copy #271, hand bound by The Launder Bookbindery, New York City, for Harry Camp Millinery Company, December 1959. NOT ex-library. Wedgwood blue half leather binding, with blue and ivory paper hardboards in a charming renaissance pattern reminiscent of William Morris wallpaper. Fairly crisp gilt-stamped lettering to the spine. Generally unbumped and with sharp corners. Very light rubbing at spine head and tail and at top corners. An exceptionally clean binding. T.E.G. 10 x 7 inches. With xx and 265 numbered pages. With numerous B&W archival photos, many of which are half-page or two-thirds page in dimension. Rear FEP with previous owner name and date in neat ink hand. Else a clean and presentable volume. A Very Good Plus copy. A significant scholarly work and a desirable item for aficionados of California domestic architecture and fine bindings. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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Arquitectura Prehispanica, Marquina, Ignacio
45 Marquina, Ignacio Arquitectura Prehispanica
México, D.F. Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia 1951 First Edition Buckram Very Good Plus Very Good Minus 
La historia del la arquitectura prehispania in México. Una edición en español y no en inglés. Primera edición. Acabóse de imprimir el día 14 de septiembre de mil novecientos cincuenta y uno por la Imprenta Nuevomundo, México, D.F. This book is a history and treatment of prehispanic architecture of Mexico. Issued September 14, 1951 by Imprenta Nuevomundo, México, D.F.. Printed and bound in México. The book bound in turquoise buckram with crisp gilt-stamped lettering to the front board and to the spine. Gently bumped spine head and tail, and with fairly sharp corners. Light fading at the edges of the buckram binding. Very small gouge in the middle of the front gutter. 12.25 x 8.75 inches. The text block is firmly bound in. Charming full-picrorial pastedowns/FEPs featuring a map of ancient Mexico. With XIX and 970 numbered pages, and with numerous B&W plans, elevations, figures and archival photos. Also with full-color pull-out plates on glossy paper. An exceptionally clean copy. Gently read. No remainder marks. Still rather tight. With the original pictorial DJ. DJ with teal blue and terra cotta lettering. Minor wrinkling at spine head. Light soiling to the back. DJ in a clear Mylar protective sleeve. A Very Good Plus copy in a Very Good Minus dust jacket. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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The Arts of Korea, an Illustrated History, McCune, Evelyn
46 McCune, Evelyn The Arts of Korea, an Illustrated History
Rutland, Vermont, U.S.A. Charles E. Tuttle Company 1962 First Edition Decorative Cloth Near Fine Near Fine 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
Stated first printing. First Tuttle edition. Printed and presumed bound in Japan. Handsome beige linen-like quarter spine with boards in a gorgeous medium brown iridescent cloth binding, with crisp red-stamped lettering to the front board and to the spine. 10.25 x 7.25 inches. Unbumped spine head and tail, with sharp corners. Text block firmly bound in. 452 numbered pages interspersed with color and B&W plates on matte paper. No remainder marks. An immensely clean copy, and quite tight. Almost certainly unread. With a lovely pictorial DJ, price-clipped. A touch of wear to the DJ at the spine head and corners. Housed in a plain cardboard slipcase, with a wrap-around paper title label, the label generally unworn. A Near Fine copy in a Near Fine DJ in a Very Good Plus slipcase. 
Price: 29.50 USD
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Railway Stations, Southern Region, Middleton, John; Wikeley, Nigel
47 Middleton, John; Wikeley, Nigel Railway Stations, Southern Region
Seaton, Devon, UK Peco 1971 0900586311 / 9780900586316 Presumed First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Plus Very Good Minus 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
10.25 x 7 inches. Green binding with gold lettering to the spine. Gently bumped top corners. 181 numbered pp. including numerous B&W photo illus. of railway stations. Very clean inside and out. Gently read. The full-pictorial DJ is price-clipped at the bottom of the front flap. DJ with moderate edge wear, especially along the top. A Very Good Plus copy in a Very Good Minus DJ. 
Price: 19.50 USD
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Development & Character of Gothic Architecture, Moore, Charles Herbert
48 Moore, Charles Herbert Development & Character of Gothic Architecture
New York, New York, U.S.A. Macmillan 1904 Second Edition Leatherette Very Good Minus 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Second edition, so stated. NOT ex-library. This is a rewritten and enlarged edition of the first edition of 1890. Printed and bound at the Norwood Press, Norwood, MA. Dark green half leatherette [imitation leather] binding, with hubbed spine and gilt-stamped titling, and with dark green textured buckram boards. Leatherette rubbed and worn in places. Fairly crisp gilt-stamped lettering to the front board and spine. Generally unbumped spine head and tail, with lightly bumped and abraded corners. Text block firmly bound in. 9 x 6.25 inches. With xxviii and 454 numbered pages. With ten photogravure plates and 242 illustrations in the text. Previous owner name and date in neat ink hand to top corner of front FEP. A few pages with a few words underlined in soft pencil. A few of the plates with light foxing in the margins, generally not into the images themselves. Else a clean and presentable volume. A Very Good Minus copy. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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Architecture and Urbanism of Tokyo (English, Japanese and Taiwanese Chinese Edition), Norihiko, Dan
49 Norihiko, Dan Architecture and Urbanism of Tokyo (English, Japanese and Taiwanese Chinese Edition)
Tokyo, Japan Garden City Publishers 2008 9867009452 / 9789867009456 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Near Fine 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Presumed first printing. Printed and bound in Japan. A tri-lingual edition in English, Japanese and Chinese. Glossy black paper hardboards, crisp gray- and white-stamped lettering to the boards and spine. Unbumped spine head and tail, with sharp corners. 9.25 x 6.5 inches. Text block firmly bound in. 272 and 111 numbered pages plus several unnumbered pages. Illustrated throughout with plans, maps and numerous color and B&W photographs. Heavy coated stock. An immaculate copy, and very tight. Either unread or very gently read. Pristine gray silk-satin ribbon page marker. Lovely pictorial DJ, unclipped. Just a hint of rubbing to the DJ. DJ in a clear Mylar DJ protector. A Fine copy in a Near Fine DJ. Expansive publication comprising two parts. The first presents a collection of writings by different authors examining Tokyo as a metropolis with all of its ensuing urban and historical characteristics. The second part features case studies of nine landmark architectural projects that have contributed to Tokyo's urban landscape by such names as Herzog & de Meuron, SANAA, Kenzo Tange and Fumihiko Maki. 
Price: 395.00 USD
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Tombs in and near Rome. Sculpture among the Greeks and Romans, Mythology in Funereal Sculpture, and Early Christian Sculpture., Parker, John Henry
50 Parker, John Henry Tombs in and near Rome. Sculpture among the Greeks and Romans, Mythology in Funereal Sculpture, and Early Christian Sculpture.
Oxford, England James Parker and Co. 1877 First Edition Buckram Good Plus 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
This book constitutes two volumes in one, being Parts 9 and 10 from The Archaeology of Rome series by the author and published serially. Printed as well as published by James Parker and Co., Oxford, England. Co-publisher John Murray, London. Contemporary brick red buckram binding, with fairly crisp gilt-stamped lettering to the spine and with blind-stamped borders to the boards. Moderately bumped spine head and tail, and corners. Very little indication of soiling to the binding. 9 x 5.75 inches. Hinges sound; text block firmly bound in. T.E.G. Slightly deckled page edges to a handsome effect. First part with xii and 48 numbered pages of text, followed by XX full-page B&W plates. Second part with viii and 91 numbered pages of text, followed by XIX full-page B&W plates. Then pp. 36-38 corresponding to the first part and pp. 78-107 corresponding to the second part, all these pages consisting of a catalogue of historical photographs. Then several pages detailing the volumes constituting The Archaeology of Rome series as well as A Plan of Ancient Rome. Finally, a page of publisher's adverts. A few of the plates with foxing but most plates are free of demerits. Else a clean volume, and rather tight. Respectfully read. A Good Plus copy. Scarce, even rare. 
Price: 300.00 USD
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Framewood Interiors, Postley, Sterling
51 Postley, Sterling Framewood Interiors
New York, NY Wm. Baumgarten 1916 First Edition Vellum Very Good Privately Printed Folio - over 12" - 15" tall 
This edition was privately printed for the Sterling Postley family to commemorate the completion of their Long Island estate. The limitation is unstated but likely did not exceed 100, to judge by the lack of auction records for the sale of this book and the paucity of copies at major libraries. Arranged and printed at the Goerck Art Press, New York, NY. Full vellum binding. To the front board a gilt-stamped armorial device to the center and four corner ornaments in an Art Nouveau style, with a crisp gilt rule surround. Gilt-stamped spine with title and date. The rear board with a crisp gilt rule surround. To the left of the armorial device a faint residue mark as if from the imprint of the rim of a moist glass. The vellum cracked a bit along the top and bottom of the front gutter, a minor cosmetic issue and not affecting the integrity of the binding. Virtually unbumbed spine head and tail, and with fairly sharp corners. The binding is in very good condition. The text block is firmly bound in. 14.5 x 10.5 inches. T.E.G. Fore- and bottom edges deckled to a handsome effect. Moiré silk-satin pastedowns and FEPs. Unnumbered pages, including blank preliminaries, a title page, two pages of text, and multiple pages of plates. With 26 full-page archival B&W photo-plates, including the interior rooms of the estate as well as a porch and a loggia. There is some minor page waviness. An exceptionally clean copy. Very gently read. A Very Good copy. Also included are miscellaneous documents and photographs apparently relating to Framewood:a large photograph by J. G. Maugans, Plainfield, NJ, slipped in shows an oak-paneled room at Framewood. Framewood was the Oyster Bay, Long Island estate of the Postley family. "The interior furnishings were designed in the fall of 1915, and executed during the following winter in the work-shops of Wm. Baumgarten & Co. of New York. The house was completed and ready for occupancy in the spring of 1916." 
Price: 2000.00 USD
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The Architect Volume I; A Series of Original Designs, for Domestic and Ornamental Cottages and Villas, Connected with Landscape Gardening, Adapted to the United States, Ranlett, William H.
52 Ranlett, William H. The Architect Volume I; A Series of Original Designs, for Domestic and Ornamental Cottages and Villas, Connected with Landscape Gardening, Adapted to the United States
New York, New York, U.S.A. DeWitt & Davenport 1854 Leatherette Very Good Minus Folio - over 12" - 15" tall 
This is Volume I only of a two-volume set. First edition was 1847, second edition believed to be 1849, this edition probably the third. Printed and bound in the USA [NY?]. Rebound in San Francisco in 1947 for $200 in beige leatherette hardboards, with crisp gilt-stamped lettering to the spine. Edges probably recut at that time. Unbumped spine head and tail, with sharp corners. 14.5 x 11.25 inches. Text block firmly bound in. There are 82 numbered pages of text and many unnumbered pages consisting of perspective views, floor plans, architectural details and garden lay-outs. Many of the elevations are in duo-tone. Most text pages and some plate pages with light to moderate foxing, a few more with extensive foxing. Vertical semi-crease to the first several pages, fairly minor. A Very Good Minus copy. Twenty-one designs for cottages and small villas are presented in this volume. Receipt for rebinding costs slipped in. 
Price: 500.00 USD
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Paint in America: The Colors of Historic Buildings, Roger W. Moss
53 Roger W. Moss Paint in America: The Colors of Historic Buildings
New York, New York, U.S.A. John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated 1994 047114410X / 9780471144106 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
This is the second printing of the first edition. Printed and presumed bound in Singapore. Glossy white paper hardboard binding, with crisp burnt orange lettering to the front board and to the spine. Unbumped spine head and tail, with sharp corners. Very clean binding. 10 x 8.5 inches. Text block firmly bound in. With 318 numbered pages. With 115 illustrations, including B&W archival photos and with 90 color plates and paint samples throughout, all on lightly coated stock. An immensely clean volume, with scant evidence of shelf life. Almost certainly unread. No remainder marks. Handsome full-pictorial DJ, unclipped and virtually unrubbed. A Near Fine copy in a Near Fine DJ. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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Adam, nascita di uno stile, Rykwert, Joseph
54 Rykwert, Joseph Adam, nascita di uno stile
Milan, Italy Electra Editrice 1984 8843510614 / 9788843510610 First Edition Thus Paperback Very Good Minus 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
From the series, Architettura, Saggi & Documenti. This is a paperback edition, not hardback. In Italian, not in English. In italiano, non inglese. Translated from English. Printed and bound in Italy. Attractive pictorial glossy wrappers with moderate wear and age-toning. 9.5 x 8.5 inches. 221 numbered pages, with numerous B&W plates as well as several color plates. Unbumped spine head and tail, with fairly sharp corners. Very clean inside and out. Gently read and still rather tight. A Very Good Minus copy. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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Architectural Styles for Country Houses, Saylor, Henry
55 Saylor, Henry Architectural Styles for Country Houses
New York, New York, U.S.A. McBride, Nast & Company 1912 Presumed First Edition Decorative Boards Good Plus No Jacket 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
Published for the series The Country House Library, a series of architectural books for the layman. Text in English. Presumed printed and bound in the USA. Dark rust-red buckram binding with black- and beige-stamped lettering and design to the front board, the beige mostly rubbed off, and with blind-stamped lettering to the spine. 10 x 7.25 inches. Moderately bumped spine head, tail and corners, with light abrasion. The text block firmly bound in although there is light cracking along the hinge at p. 92. With 124 numbered pages and with numerous floor plans and also with numerous full-page B&W photo plates detailing exterior and interior architecture. No remainder marks. Previous owner name in soft lead pencil to the front pastedown. Else a very clean interior. There is no DJ present. A Good Plus copy. 
Price: 29.50 USD
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China and Gardens of Europe of the Eighteenth Century, Sirén, Osvald
56 Sirén, Osvald China and Gardens of Europe of the Eighteenth Century
New York, New York, U.S.A. The Ronald Press Company 1950 Presumed First Edition Buckram Very Good Minus No Jacket 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
Presumed first printing of the first American edition; author's foreword dated April 1950. Printed and presumed bound in Great Britain. A non-circulating ex-library copy and with few of the usual ex library markings. In the original heavy-duty binding. Medium green buckram binding, with fairly crisp gilt-stamped lettering to the front board and to the spine. Clean and well-preserved binding with gentle bumping to the spine head and tail and with fairly sharp corners. Some minor fading of the fabric along the gutters. The text block is securely bound in. 12 x 9.25 inches. With xiv and 223 numbered pages of text, plus unnumbered pages of 192 full-page B&W plates. Heavy coated stock for the plates. The text secton interspersed with numerous plans and figures, several in color. No staining, internal foxing or tears observed. A very clean copy, and fairly tight. Gently read. A Very Good Minus copy. A heavy book. 
Price: 350.00 USD
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Nepal Mandala, A Cultural Study of the Kathmandu Valley. Vol. 1 Text & Vol. 2 Plates, Slusser, Mary Shepard
57 Slusser, Mary Shepard Nepal Mandala, A Cultural Study of the Kathmandu Valley. Vol. 1 Text & Vol. 2 Plates
Princeton, New Jersey, U.S.A. Princeton University Press 1982 First Edition Buckram Very Good Very Good 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
Presumed first printing of the first edition. Composed and printed by the Princeton University Press. NOT ex-library. In the original heavy-duty binding. Dark turquoise buckram spines with light turquoise buckram boards. With crisp gilt-stamped lettering and insignia. Immensely clean bindings. Virtually unbumped spine heads and tails, and with sharp corners. Text blocks firmly bound in. 11 x 8.5 inches. With xix, 491, and xix numbered pages. Color frontispiece to Vol. 1. Vol. 2 with unnumbered pages of plates containing 9 color maps, 29 B&W figures and 599 archival photos, all on heavy semi-glossy stock. To the front FEP of the Plates volumes, a stamp in purple ink reading, "The external boundaries of India as depicted in the maps are neither correct nor authentic." Two of the maps with the same stamp. Both volumes with slight offsetting from the pastedowns to the opposite FEPs. Else an impressively clean set of two volumes. Very gently read. The pictorial dust jackets are unclipped. DJ to Vol. 2 with repaired tear at the spine head. A Very Good copy in Very Good DJs. According to Rachell Kellett, "this is a brilliantly conceived and fresh interpretation of the origins and evolution of the remarkable Nepalese civilisation that evolved in the Kathmandu valley. Dr. Slusser's meticulously researched work represents the first comprehensive interpretation of the cultural history of the Kathmandu Valley since Sylvain Lévi's seminal study almost a century ago." According to Mandala Book Point, "Slusser… studied and photographed the sculptures and shrines, mapped the old cities and traced their long-fallen walls, attended festivals, and collected legends and folklore. Because of religious conservatism she could not excavate, but thanks to centuries of isolation that ended only in 1951, surface archaeology proved a very rewarding substitute. Equally rewarding were Nepali-language sources, impeccable studies heretofore neglected by Western scholars." 
Price: 250.00 USD
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Lectures on Architecture, as Delivered to the Students of the Royal Academy from 1809 to 1836, Soane, John
58 Soane, John Lectures on Architecture, as Delivered to the Students of the Royal Academy from 1809 to 1836
London, England Sir John Soane's Museum 1929 First Edition Thus Buckram Good No Jacket 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
Publication No. 14 of Sir John Soane's Museum. Edited from the original manuscripts by Arthur T. Bolton, Curator of the Museum. Technically ex-library but with no ex-library markings apart from a discreet institional stamp in blue ink to the contents page. Brick red buckram binding, with faded title to the spine. There is moderate abrasion damage along the gutters and a one inch square piece of buckram at the spine head is loosening. Boards somewhat tender. Nevertheless text block firmly bound in. Moderately bumped corners. 11.25 x 8.75 inches. With frontispiece B&W plate, 200 numbered pages of text, 119 full-page B&W plates on heavy coated stock, and a list of publications of Sir John Soane's Museum. Internally very clean save for some light age yellowing at the page edges and the occasional light fingering mark. Respectfully read. No dust jacket present. A Good copy. Thanks to Isabel Colgate for the following commentary: "The architect Sir John Soane [was] an inveterate collector of antiquities.... Soane was a mildly paranoid character, who in spite of his success as an architect felt he had been misunderstood by his contemporaries." 
Price: 95.00 USD
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Edwin Lutyens: Country Houses, Stamp, Gavin
59 Stamp, Gavin Edwin Lutyens: Country Houses
New York, New York, U.S.A. The Monacelli Press 2001 1580930905 / 9781580930901 First Edition Thus Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
Many of the remarkable documentary photographs and perhaps some of the text originally appeared in issues of the periodical, Country Life. Presumed first printing of the first American edition thus. Printed and bound in the USA. Black paper hardboards, with crisp silver-stamped lettering to the spine. 12 x 10 inches. Unbumped spine head and tail, with gently bumped upper corners. With 192 numbered pages, plus scores of B&W plates of archival photographs illustrating building exteriors and interiors designed by Lutyens. All plates on glossy, heavy-weight stock, with some plates full-page. Discreet remainder mark at the bottom, else an exceptionally clean copy, and very tight. Almost certainly unread. Lovely full-pictorial DJ, unclipped and with almost no trace of rubbing or wear. A Near Fine copy in a Near Fine DJ. Truly a handsome book illustrating why Lutyens, an architect of rare genius and humanity, may be considered among the greatest of British architects. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Communication to the Trustees, III, January 1905, The Museum Commission in Europe, Sturgis, R. Clipston
60 Sturgis, R. Clipston Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Communication to the Trustees, III, January 1905, The Museum Commission in Europe
Cambridge, MA The University Press, Cambridge 1905 First Edition Three-Quarter Leather Very Good Privately Printed 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Signed by Celebrity
Presumed first and only printing of the first edition. An association copy owned and inscribed by the author [but not of this book] William Stanley Parker. Two parts bound in one volume: 1) The Museum Commission in Europe; 2) Report on Plans Presented to the Building Committee. NOT ex-library. No remainder marks. Approximately 9.25 x 6 inches. Bound in three-quarter green morocco, the leather color mostly rubbed back to medium brown, with gilt rules to the boards and with marbled paper boards in green and brown shades, with the same patterned paper on the pastedowns and FEPs. Hubbed spine with faded gilt-stamped lettering. Gently bumped spine head, with moderately bumped and abraded corners. Binding generally unsoiled and attractive. T.E.G. Text paper with Westminster watermark. With 126 numbered pages followed by 87 numbered pages of B&W plates on coated stock followed by 71 numbered pages including 34 B&W figures (floor plans) followed by figures 35 through 40, on coated stock and including wonderful pull-out plates of plans, elevations, etc. for the proposed new Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. A few redactions to the text made in a very small and neat red ink hand to pages 65, 105, 109 and 117. Else a very clean copy. A hint of age toning to all pages, quite minor. A Very Good copy. Very scarce in any condition. This copy from the collection of the Boston area author William Stanley Parker, born 1877. On a front FEP signed "William Stanley Parker, 1906," and later, "Forty years later presented with affectionate regard to [indecipherable name], Dear [?], I am delighted to make this copy really useful through you. Stanley." This book provides a unique insight into the planning and care that went into the new MFA building for the dawn of the 20th century. 
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