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Edwin Lutyens: Country Houses, Stamp, Gavin
61 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. 
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Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Communication to the Trustees, III, January 1905, The Museum Commission in Europe, Sturgis, R. Clipston
62 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. 
Price: 1950.00 USD
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English Gardens, Tipping, H. Avray
63 Tipping, H. Avray English Gardens
London, England Country Life Ltd. 1925 First British Edition Buckram Very Good No Jacket Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall 
Distributed in the USA by Charles Scribner's Sons. Printed and presumed bound in Great Britain. Printed on heavy, semi-glossy stock. Quarter spine in olive drab buckram and with pea green buckram hardbaords. Simple gilt-stamped title to the front board, and with gilt-stamped lettering to the spine. The buckram spine with noticeable moisture discoloration along the rear gutter, a cosmetic issue only. Else a clean binding overall. Gently bumped spine head and tail, and with lightly abraded corners. 15.5 x 11 inches. Text block firmly bound in. A.E.G. Handsome green marble-pattern pastedowns and FEPs, and with no trace of moisture damage, hence no tidewater marks. With lxiv and 375 numbered pages. With lxix B&W illustrations interspersed in the introductory text and with 521 numbered monochrome photoplates in the main section, a number of which are full-page. Moderate page rippling to approximately the last 50 pages of the book. Attractive B&W ex libris plate of Herman Schwarz neatly affixed to the front pastedown. Else an exceptionally clean volume, with evidence of moderate shelf life. A Very Good copy. Unstated limitation. A very heavy volume. This book features the gardens from 52 English estates and grounds. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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Affreschi decorativi in Italia fino al secolo XIX, Toesca, Pietro
64 Toesca, Pietro Affreschi decorativi in Italia fino al secolo XIX
Milano, Italia Ulrico Hoepli 1917 Presumed First Edition Buckram Good Minus No Jacket 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
Questa non è una edizione bilingue. Testo in italiano, non in inglese. This is not a bilingual edition. Text in Italian, not in English. Presumed first printing of the first edition, 1899. Printed at the Edinburgh Press and presumed bound in England. Heather green buckram binding, with fairly crisp ivory-stamped lettering to the front board and to the spine. A generally clean binding but, alas, the binding is detaching from the text block. Gently bumped and lightly abraded spine head and tail, and corners. 11.75 x 9 inches. With 26 numbered pages of text, folowed by 196 full-page duotone plates on white, semi-glossy, heavy-weight stock. Tiny red stamp of previous bookseller affixed to the upper right corner of the front pastedown. Else a very clean copy. A Good Minus copy on account of the detaching binding. 
Price: 27.50 USD
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Poleodomike exelixis ton Athenon : apo ton proistorikon chronon mechri to archon tou 19ou Aionos. Urban Development in Athens: from Prehistoric Times until the Early 19th Century, Travlos, John
65 Travlos, John Poleodomike exelixis ton Athenon : apo ton proistorikon chronon mechri to archon tou 19ou Aionos. Urban Development in Athens: from Prehistoric Times until the Early 19th Century
Athens, Greece Ekdoseis Kapon 1993 9607254015 / 9789607254016 Reprint Paperback Near Fine 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
Principal text in Greek, with secondary text, in the footnotes, in German and English. First published in 1960. With unstated limitation but probably no more than 1,000 copies printed. With 284 numbered pages, and with numerous B&W figures, maps, elevations and archival photos. Original glossy white paper wrappers and with sepia-tone full-pictorial over-wrappers with crisp dark brown lettering to the front and to the spine. Slight dent at the fore-edge of several pages, rather trivial. 11 x 8.25 inches. The book is exceptionally clean, inside and out. Either unread or very gently read. A Near Fine copy. Very scarce in any condition. 
Price: 70.00 USD
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Heilige und dämonische Tiere. Die Symbolsprache der Deutschen Ornamentik im frühen Mittelalter; Saints and demonic Animals; The Symbolic Language of German Ornamentation in the Early Middle Ages, von Blankenburg, Wera
66 von Blankenburg, Wera Heilige und dämonische Tiere. Die Symbolsprache der Deutschen Ornamentik im frühen Mittelalter; Saints and demonic Animals; The Symbolic Language of German Ornamentation in the Early Middle Ages
Cologne, Germany Wienand Verlag 1975 3879090610 / 9783879090617 First German Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Minus 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Dies ist nicht eine zweisprachige Ausgabe. Text nur in deutscher Sprache, nicht in Englisch. This is not a bilingual edition. Text in German only, not in English. Presumed first printing. Printed and presumed bound in Germany. Lightest blue-green paper hardboards, with red-stamped lettering. Generally unbumped spine head and tail, with gently bumped corners. Text block firmly bound in. 9.25 x 6.75 inches. With 366 numbered pages of text followed by 104 numbered pages of plates. 180 duo-tone plates on semi-glossy stock. With the simple ex libris book plate of Joel L. Malter to the front FEP. A very clean copy, and rather tight. Gently read. Full-pictorial DJ, unclipped, though with light soiling and sunning. Edgewear at the spine head of the DJ. DJ in a new, clear Mylar over-wrapper. A Very Good copy in a Very Good Minus DJ. From the library of Joel L. Malter, a famous numismatist and collector of archaeology books. 
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Houses and Gardens by E. L. Lutyens, Weaver, Lawrence
67 Weaver, Lawrence Houses and Gardens by E. L. Lutyens
London, England Country Life Ltd. 1914 Reprint Hard Cover Good Plus Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall 
This book was first published December 1913. This is the July 1914 reprint. Ex library but with very few such markings. Printed by Hudson & Kearns, Ltd., London. Probably one of about 1,000 copies but not so stated. Quarter ivory-colored buckram spine, somewhat soiled, with olive drab paper hardboards, somewhat rubbed. Gilt-stamped lettering to the spine and beige title label to the front board. Some light chipping to the paper binding along the intersection of the buckram. Lightly bumped and abraded spine head and tail. Wear to all four corners such that they are rounded rather than sharp. Hinges with a little play but text block firmly bound in. 15.75 x 10.75 inches. (40 x 27.5 cm.) Decorative pastedowns and opposite FEPs. Tissue-guarded color frontispiece. With XL and 344 numbered pages. Includes a small section on Lutyen's designs for furniture. Throughout the book are numerous B&W archival photographs, sketches, elevations and floor plans. The archival architectural photos are not only of scholarly value but also are a poignant reminder of a vanishing England, as few of the structures have since fallen into disrepair or have been demolished. Also with 16 numbered pages of adverts for additional books offered by the publisher. A small library stamp to the top of the title page. On the margin of p. vii, in soft pencil, an unobtrusive gift note. Pastedowns with evidence of library use-slip removal. Else the interior appears very clean, and with scant evidence of age-toning. Respectfully read. No dust jacket. Rated a Good Plus copy. 
Price: 395.00 USD
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Metropolitan: A Portrait of Paris, Weinreb, Matthew;Biddulph, Fiona
68 Weinreb, Matthew;Biddulph, Fiona Metropolitan: A Portrait of Paris
London, England Phaidon Inc Ltd 1994 0714831565 / 9780714831565 Presumed First Edition Buckram Fine Fine 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
Printed and bound in Hong Kong. With text in English. Black buckram hardboard binding, with crisp blind-stamped lettering. 11.5 x 9.75 inches. With 240 numbered pages and with many full-color plates, some full page, all on coated stock. Unbumped spine head and tail, with sharp corners. An immaculate copy, and very tight, with scarcely a hint of shelf life. Almost certainly unread. No remainder marks. Lovely full-pictorial DJ, unclipped. DJ with lightest rubbing. A Fine copy in a Fine DJ. 
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The Antiquities of Furness: Or, An Account of the Royal Abbey of St. Mary, In the Vale of Nightshade, Near Dalton in Furness, Belonging to the Right Honorable Lord George Cavendish, West, Thomas
69 West, Thomas The Antiquities of Furness: Or, An Account of the Royal Abbey of St. Mary, In the Vale of Nightshade, Near Dalton in Furness, Belonging to the Right Honorable Lord George Cavendish
London, England T. Spilsbury 1774 First Edition Quarter-leather Very Good 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
Scarce first edition. Printed by T. Spilsbury, London, for the author. Beautifully bound in later medium-brown quarter polished calf, with medium-brown linen-like buckram boards. The spine with original burgundy morocco title label set in, and with simple gilt-stamped rules and other linear decorative devices. Generally unbumped spine head and tail, with sharp corners. The binding is quite clean and the leather has a smooth hand. New pastedowns and FEPs. Text block firmly bound in. 10.25 x 8.5 inches. Antique laid paper, rag content. Numerous unnumbered preliminary pages, including title page, dedication, preface, contents, and list of subscribers, and lvi and 288 numbered pages, plus page sections 3A through 3R containing XIII appendix sections, including Explanation of the Common Seal, plus conclusion section. Engraved illustrations include: 1) A fold-out plate, A Plan of the Abbey of St. Mary in Furness, about 12.25 x 16.5 inches, light off-setting, else remarkably fine. 2) A double-page plate, The East Prospect of the Ruins of Furness Abbey in Lancashire, about 8.5 x 14 inches, some creasing along the left edge margin, the plate detached from the text block, else very good. 3) A full-page plate of the seal of the Abbey of Furness, about 5 x 3.25 inches, foxed, else very good. Original front FEP with tidewater marks. Pp. lii-liii with offsetting, as if from acidic news-print article laid in; same as to pp. 2-3. Light age-toning throughout. Else a Very Good copy. An interesting early work in the literature of the Gothic Revival. It includes an accurate account of each part of the building. 
Price: 500.00 USD
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The Palace of Architecture: A Romance of Art and History, Wightwick, George
70 Wightwick, George The Palace of Architecture: A Romance of Art and History
London, England James Fraser 1840 First Edition Buckram Very Good Minus 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
An English language publication. Presumed first printing of the first edition, 1840. Author's preface dated March 1840. Printed by Levy, Robson and Franklyn, London. Presumed bound in London or vicinity, possibly by Westley, Son and Jarvis, London. NOT ex-library. Contemporary dark buckram binding, the spine overlaid with green bookbinder's tape, onto which the original buckram spine has been backed. Both boards with crisp gilt-stamped design in a triangle shape and with blind-stamped decorative motifs near the corners. The backed spine with somewhat faded gilt-stamped lettering, especially so near the tail. Overall a clean binding, with some scuffing or rubbing to the boards and to the lower third of the spine. Gently bumped spine head and tail, and with bumped and abraded upper and lower corners of the front board. Text block firmly bound in. 11.5 x 7.5 inches. New pastedowns and FEPs. Original front FEP with gift inscription of in a neat ink hand and dated May 17, 1980. All page edges deckled to a handsome effect. With XX and 219 numbered pages of text. Note that pp. 171 through 180 are inserted out of sequence, between pp. 152 and 153. With a charming map, as called for, full-page and hand-colored. Also with 67 B&W or sepia-tone engravings [steel-cut?], including head-pieces as well as full-page plates, and with small B&W woodcut illustrations sprinkled throughout the text. Light to moderate foxing to the preliminaries and intermittent foxing to the internal pages. The engravings, save for occasional off-setting or spotting, are clean. Very tidy and simple bookplate of previous owner to the front pastedown. Else a very clean copy. Gently read. A Very Good Minus copy. 
Price: 195.00 USD
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Modern Swedish Decorative Art, Wollin, Nils
71 Wollin, Nils Modern Swedish Decorative Art
London, England The Architectural Press 1931 First British Edition Half-Leather Very Good Folio - over 12" - 15" tall 
Printed in Stockholm, with blocks made there and paper supplies from there. Approximately 12.75 x 9.5 inches. Bound in contemporary [?] tan polished half calf, with crisp gilt-stamped lettering and devices to the spine, and with complementary marbled paper hardboards. Very gently hubbed spine to a handsome effect. Some sunning, especially to the front board. Gently bumped/abraded spine tail and corners. Binding generally unsoiled and well-preserved. A most attractive binding. Marbled paper pastedowns and FEPs and with strong hinges. Text block firmly bound in. With XXX numbered pages of text plus 207 numbered pages of 353 illustrations, including 8 color plates. All illustrations on medium-weight glossy stock. An immensely clean copy. A hint of age toning to the text pages, quite minor. No remainder marks. A Very Good copy. Scarce in any condition. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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