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An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in the City of York, Volume I, Ebvracvm [Eburacum]
1 An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in the City of York, Volume I, Ebvracvm [Eburacum]
London, England Royal Commission on Historical Monuments 1962 First British Edition Buckram Very Good Plus Very Good Minus 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
First edition. Printed and bound in England. 10.5 x 8.5 inches. Olive drab buckram boards, and with crisp gilt-stamped lettering to the front board and to the spine. Generally unbumped spine head and tail, and with fairly sharp corners. A bit of shelf rubbing at the very top and bottom edges. Textblock firmly bound in. T.E.G. With xlii and 168 numbered pages. Color frontispiece tipped in. With numerous full-page plates, mostly archival photos, in monochrome. All plates on glossy stock. Also with numerous B&W figures and drawings. Slipped in to the rear pocket is a pristine fold-out map showing the position of monuments and burials in Roman York. An immensely clean book, inside and out. Full-pictorial dust jacket is present. Not price-clipped. Chipping to the spine head and a cleanly repaired tear at the spine tail. A Very Good Plus copy in a Very Good Minus dust jacket. 
Price: 29.50 USD
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Archaeologia or Miscellaneous Tracts Relating to Antiquity, Second Series, Volume XXIX
2 Archaeologia or Miscellaneous Tracts Relating to Antiquity, Second Series, Volume XXIX
London, England The Society of Antiquaries 1929 First Edition Buckram Good 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
Prrinted and bound in Oxford, England. 11.75 x 9.75 inches. Medium brown buckram boards, with gilt-stamped lettering to the spine. The spine head and tail are bumped and abraded, and the corners are gently bumped. Ten articles are listed in the table of contents but only eight articles actually appear in the book. Missing are: IV, The Uranical Astrolabe....; and VIII, The Epigraphy of Middle English. Rather than having been removed after the fact, they were never bound in. The book contains xvi and 1 to 54 and 74 to 148 and 180 to 256 numbered pages, and with LXXXIII B&W plates, plus numerous B&W figures and some pull-out drawings and maps, including a superb plan of Corfe Castle in color. There is a substantial crack between the signature preceding page 180 and the following signature, but the text block remains bound in. A Good copy. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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Architectural Album of M.F. Kazakova, Arkhitekturnye al'bomy M.F. Kazakova. Al'bomy partikuliarnykh Stroenii
3 Architectural Album of M.F. Kazakova, Arkhitekturnye al'bomy M.F. Kazakova. Al'bomy partikuliarnykh Stroenii
Moscow, Russia (USSR) Gosudarstvennoe Izdatel'stvo 1956 First Edition Thus Buckram Very Good Very Good Folio - over 12" - 15" tall Kazakova, M. F. 
Arkhitekturnye al'bomy M.F. Kazakova. Al'bomy partikuliarnykh stroenii: Zhilye Zdaniia Moskova SVIII Veka (Architectural Album of M.F. Kazakova) Text entirely in Russian Cyrillic. Printed in the USSR. Ivory buckram binding, with black- and gilt-stamped lettering and decoration to the spine. Moderately bumped spine head and tail and corners. Folio. 13.5 x 10.5 inches. Text block tightly bound in. Top edge tinted a gray-blue. 324 numbered pages, including about 28 pages of text at the front, and at the end are notes, an index and a bibliography. Hundreds of B&W photographs and drawings and building plans, all on coated stock. Plus numerous full-page and fold-out multi-tone plates by Kazakova, all on heavy beige stock. All pages of this book appear to be exceptionally clean. No foxing or off-setting. The pages still fairly tight. Very gently read. Lovely small-repeat-design DJ, unclipped. Just a hint of rubbing and age-toning to the DJ. There is a thin, vertical, red chalky line on the front wrapper, fairly trivial. The DJ is protected by a clear Mylar over-wrapper. A Very Good copy in a Very Good DJ. Scarce in any condition. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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Architectural Monuments of Leningrad
4 Architectural Monuments of Leningrad
Leningrad, Russia Leningrad Stroyizdat 1975 Fourth Edition Buckram Good Plus Good Minus 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
Printed and bound in the USSR. All principal text is in Russian. Beige buckram binding, with crisp design to the front board and lettering to the spine. 11.5 x 8.75 inches. 574 numbered pages. Heavy coated stock with numerous B&W photographs, some full-page. Generally umbumped spine head and tail, with bumped upper corners. Some yellowing at the page edges, else a very clean copy, and rather tight. Gently read. The full-pictorial DJ is unclipped. Moderate rubbing and wear to the DJ edges. A Good Plus copy in a Good Minus DJ. A heavy book. 
Price: 29.50 USD
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Family Houses in the Huizhou Style in Southern Anhui, Volumes 1 & 2; LAO FANG ZI : WAN NAN HUI PAI MIN JU
5 Family Houses in the Huizhou Style in Southern Anhui, Volumes 1 & 2; LAO FANG ZI : WAN NAN HUI PAI MIN JU
China Jiangsu Fine Arts Publishing House 1997 753440293x / 9787534402937 Presumed First Edition Buckram Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
This is not a bilingual edition. Text is in Chinese only. This is the two-volume set. Printed and bound in China. Black buckram hardboard binding, with crisp gilt-stamped lettering. 8.5 x 6 inches. Generally unbumped spine head and tail, with sharp corners. Volume 1 with 34 numbered pages of Chinese text and with many unnumbered pages of 365 B&W documentary photo illustrations. Volume 2 with no text pages and with many unnumbered pages of 423 B&W documentary photo illustrations. All illustrations on coated stock. Both volumes are very clean and tight, with moderate shelf life. Gently read. No remainder marks. Lovely pictorial DJs, unclipped, with moderate rubbing and almost no edge wear. Very Good copies in Very Good DJs. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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Kuskovo, 18th Century Russian Estate and the Museum of Ceramics
6 Kuskovo, 18th Century Russian Estate and the Museum of Ceramics
Leningrad, Russia Aurora Art Publishers 1983 First Edition Thus Decorative Cloth Very Good Plus No Jacket 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
Translated from the Russian. Printed in the USSR. Handsome pictorial buckram binding, with white-stamped lettering to the front board and to the spine. Unbumped spine head and tail, with fairly sharp corners. 11.75 x 8.25 inches. Text block firmly bound in. Approximately 140 unnumbered pages. Heavy coated stock with numerous color photo plates. An exceptionally clean copy, and rather tight. Very gently read. There is no dust jacket present. A Very Good Plus copy. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Latin Tiles
7 Latin Tiles
San Francisco, CA Gladding, McBean & Co. 1919 First Edition Buckram Very Good Minus No Jacket 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
Two volumes in one, consisting of the first edition of 1919 and the second edition of 1923. Printed by Taylor & Taylor, San Francisco. 12 x 9.25 inches. Charcoal gray buckram binding, with crisp gilt-stamped title and rules to the spine. Moderately bumped spine head and tail and corners. Rubbing along the edges but overall a fairly clean and attractive binding. The text block is firmly bound in. With 57 plus 87 numbered pages, three full-page, full-color plates, numerous B&W documentary photographs, and several pages of schematic drawings showing details of construction and specifications for the Latin tiles. Most pages with a tidemark in the lower inside corner, generally not into the images and a cosmetic issue only. Page 85 beginning to separate. Previous owner name in neat stamp to the front pastedown and to the front FEP. Else a clean copy. A Very Good Minus copy. This book constitutes a significant archival record not so much on account of the roofing tiles being show-cased but rather on account of the many significant buildings illustrated, including private residences, public structures, and rehabilitated California missions. Highly evocative photo-plates of a landscape of yester-year, many of the buildings having been since pulled down to make way for what passes as progress. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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Latin Tiles
8 Latin Tiles
San Francisco, CA Gladding, McBean & Co. 1923 Second Edition Paperback Good Plus 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
This is the second edition of 1923; the first edition appeared in 1919. Printed by Taylor & Taylor, San Francisco. 12 x 9.25 inches. Original stiff-paper boards, with illustrated paper title label to front board. Label with a crease and with moderate loss. Spine has been crudely reinforced with black tape, unattractive but doing the job of preventing the spine from deteriorating. Moderately bumped corners. 87 numbered pages, with a full-page, full-color frontispiece and with numerous B&W documentary photographs, and several pages of schematic drawings showing details of construction and specifications for the Latin tiles. A very clean copy. A Good Plus copy. This book constitutes a significant archival record not so much on account of the roofing tiles being show-cased but rather on account of the many significant buildings illustrated, including private residences, public structures, and rehabilitated California missions. Highly evocative photo-plates of a landscape of yester-year, many of the buildings having been since pulled down to make way for what passes as progress. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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Old Houses Owned By Ordinary People .... Changjiang River; Lao Fang Zi Jiang Man Shui Xiang Min Ju
9 Old Houses Owned By Ordinary People .... Changjiang River; Lao Fang Zi Jiang Man Shui Xiang Min Ju
China Jiangsu Fine Arts Publishing House 1997 7534402883 / 9787534402883 Presumed First Edition Buckram Very Good Plus Very Good Plus 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
This is not a bilingual edition. Text is in Chinese only. Printed and bound in China. Black buckram hardboard binding, with crisp gilt-stamped lettering. 8.5 x 6 inches. Generally unbumped spine head and tail, with sharp corners. With 16 numbered pages of Chinese text and with many unnumbered pages of 424 B&W documentary photo illustrations. All illustrations on coated stock. A very clean and tight copy, with moderate shelf life. Gently read. No remainder marks. Lovely pictorial DJ, unclipped, with moderate rubbing and almost no edge wear. A Very Good Plus copy in a Very Good Plus DJ. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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Pompei e gli architetti francesi dell'ottocento
10 Pompei e gli architetti francesi dell'ottocento
Roma, Italia Ecole francaise de Rome 1981 2902545258 / 9782902545254 First Paperback Edition Paperback Very Good Minus 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" 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. First printing. Printed by Arte Tipografica, 7 March 1981. Full pictorial wrappers, very clean, with minor bumping to the front corners. Wrappers fan slightly. Spine appears unbroken. 9 x 8.25 inches. With xxvii and 373 numbered pages, and with numerous color and B&W plates, illustrations and perspective drawings. A very clean copy. Gently read. No remainder marks. A Very Good Minus copy. Scarce in any condition. 
Price: 80.00 USD
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Pushkin Palaces and Parks
11 Pushkin Palaces and Parks
Leningrad, Russia Aurora Art Publishers 1984 First Edition Thus Decorative Cloth Near Fine Near Fine 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
Included in the scope of the book are the Lyceum, the Catherine Palace, the Cameron Thermae, the Catherine Park, and the Alexander Palace and Park. Text in English, not in Russian. Printed and bound in East Germany. Gorgeous patterned fabric binding, with crisp brown-stamped lettering to the front board and to the spine. Unbumped spine head and tail, with sharp corners. 11.25 x 9.5 inches. Text block firmly bound in. 46 numbered pages of text, and with unnumberd pages of numerous full-page plates, most in color and some in B&W, all on heavy coated stock. An exceptionally clean copy, and rather tight tight. Very gently read. Lovely pictorial DJ, unclipped. Just a hint of rubbing and a trace of edge wear to the DJ. Also with a light-weight plain cardboard slipcase. A Near Fine copy in a Near Fine DJ in a Very Good Plus slipcase. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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The Art of A Building: Westminster Presbyterian Church, Minneapolis, Minnesota
12 The Art of A Building: Westminster Presbyterian Church, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN 1997 0929764714 / 9780929764719 First Edition Cloth As New As New 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
Stated first edition. Presumed first printing. 10.5 x 10 inches. Brown linen-like cloth with gold lettering to the front board and to the spine. 74 pp. With numerous color illus. on heavy stock glossy paper. Publisher's stamp in neat ink to rear FEP, else fine. Unread. No remainder marks. Pictorial DJ, not price-clipped. DJ with fresh, new Brodart DJ protector. Somewhat rare. A study of the architecture and design of Westminster Presbyterian Church, Minneapolis. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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The Palaces of Saint Petersburg Depicted by 18th and 19th Century Painters
13 The Palaces of Saint Petersburg Depicted by 18th and 19th Century Painters
Leningrad, Russia State Russian Museum 1991 0962870609 / 9780962870606 First Edition Paperback Fine 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
This is a paperback edition, not a hardback. A bilingual edition in Russian and in English. 11 x 8.5 inches. Printed and bound in the USA. Bound in pictorial wrappers. Just a trace of rubbing to the wrappers. Unbumped spine head and tail, with sharp corners. Text block firmly bound in. 38 numbered pages, with numerous color plates, full-page, on coated stock. An immensely clean copy, inside and out. Either unread or very gently read. No remainder marks. A Fine copy. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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The Palatial Mansion of the Late Henry James Smith and its Rare and Costly Contents, De Luxe Illustrated Edition
14 The Palatial Mansion of the Late Henry James Smith and its Rare and Costly Contents, De Luxe Illustrated Edition
New York, New York, U.S.A. The American Art Association 1910 First Edition Half-Leather Very Good Folio - over 12" - 15" tall 
This is copy no. 61 of a limited edition of 275 copies only. Printed and bound by the Lent & Graff Company, NY. Photographs by Lawrence X. Champeaux, NY. Photogravures by A. W. Elson & Co., Boston. Approximately 13 x 10 inches. Originally issued bound in semi-stiff beige wrappers with over-wrappers. This copy presumed bound by original or early owner, Howard Young Gallery, in contemporary oxblood-colored half morocco, with crisp gilt-stamped lettering to the spine, and with oxblood-colored buckram boards. Hubbed spine to a handsome effect. Front hinge slightly tender and with 2-inch clean crack along the top of the front gutter, generally a cosmetic issue. Gently bumped/abraded spine tail and lower corners. Binding generally unsoiled and well-preserved. A most attractive binding. Gray paper pastedowns and FEPs. Text block firmly bound in. Fore- and bottom edges attractively deckled. With several unnumbered pages of introductory text, plus unnumbered pages in which 924 auction lots are itemized. With approximately two dozen full-page photogravures depicting interior views of the mansion plus numerous B&W photogravures with additional views, including the exterior and interior. Also with many photographs, referenced by lot number, of various furniture and furnishings. This volume also includes Ground Floor Plans of Mansion as two double-page spreads: basement plan, first floor, second floor, third floor, fourth floor, and studio. Small oval purple ink stamp of previous owner to the top corner of the front pastedown. Front FEP with a 3-inch piece of clear tape near the bottom corner, quite minor. Following FEP with the number 112 stamped neatly to the upper corner. One or two text pages with a light blemish. Else an exceptionally clean copy. A hint of age toning to all pages, quite minor. No remainder marks. A Very Good copy. Scarce in any condition. This book is the auction catalog for the sale of the mansion, and contents of said mansion, of Henry James Smith and located at 871 Fifth Avenue, New York. The sale took place over the course of five days, January 18-22 inclusive, 1910. The mansion, designed by architect William Schickel, was completed in 1883. Eventually it was almost entirely rebuilt by the firm of McKim, Mead & White. Demolition was scheduled for 1942. 
Price: 950.00 USD
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Notre-Dame de Paris, Alain Erlande-Brandenburg
15 Alain Erlande-Brandenburg Notre-Dame de Paris
New York, New York, U.S.A. Abradale Press / Harry N. Abrams, Inc., Publishers 1999 0810981793 / 9780810981799 First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good Plus Near Fine Folio - over 12" - 15" tall 
Translated from the French. First American edition. The original edition of this work was published in France in 1997. Printed and bound in France. Dark blue paper hardboard binding, with crisp ivory-stamped lettering to the spine. Generally unbumped spine head and tail, with sharp corners. 14.25 x 11 inches. Text block firmly bound in. With 256 numbered pages, and with 262 illustrations, some full page or double-page, including 138 full-color plates and 21 line drawings, all on heavy coated stock. A very clean volume, and very tight, with little hint of shelf life. Either unread or very gently read. No remainder marks. Lovely full-pictorial DJ, unclipped and lightly rubbed. A Very Good Plus copy in a Near Fine DJ. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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Notre-Dame de Paris, Alain Erlande-Brandenburg
16 Alain Erlande-Brandenburg Notre-Dame de Paris
New York, New York, U.S.A. Abradale Press / Harry N. Abrams, Inc., Publishers 1999 First American Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine Folio - over 12" - 15" tall 
Translated from the French. First American edition. The original edition of this work was published in France in 1997. Printed and bound in France. Dark blue paper hardboard binding, with crisp ivory-stamped lettering to the spine. Generally unbumped spine head and tail, with sharp corners. 14.25 x 11 inches. Text block firmly bound in. With 256 numbered pages, and with 262 illustrations, some full page or double-page, including 138 full-color plates and 21 line drawings, all on heavy coated stock. An immensely clean volume, and very tight, with little hint of shelf life. Almost certainly unread. No remainder marks. Lovely full-pictorial DJ, unclipped and virtually rubbed. A Near Fine copy in a Near Fine DJ. 
Price: 80.00 USD
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Architectural Terracottas from Etrusco-Italic Temples. Text volume only., Andrén, Arvid
17 Andrén, Arvid Architectural Terracottas from Etrusco-Italic Temples. Text volume only.
Lund, Sweden C. W. K. Gleerup 1940 First Edition Paperback Very Good Minus 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
Co-published by O. Harrassowitz, Leipzig. Volume 6 of Skrifter utgivna av Svenska institutet. This is the text volume only from a two-volume set. With CCLVI and 516 numbered pages, and with 43 B&W figures. Text printed by Håkan Ohlsson, Lund. With unstated limitation but almost certainly no more than 500 copies printed in the first edition. Principal text in English, with secondary text in German and Latin. Original plain paper wrappers in a soft gray-brown color, with fairly crisp black-stamped lettering to the front wrapper and to the spine. Spine perishing at the top inch and the bottom half-inch, but the wrappers remain largely intact. Moderate spine lean to the text block. Minor blemishes to the wrappers but on the whole clean and presentable. 12 x 9 inches. Deckled fore- and bottom edges to a handsome effect. Scarcely any age toning to the pages. The book is very clean, inside and out, except as noted. Errata slip laid in. A Very Good Minus copy. Very scarce in any condition. Note: the Plates volume contained 168 plates in a softcover portfolio. The plates were sold separately by the Swedish Institute of Rome. Arvid Andrén [1902-1999] was a scholar, teacher, humanist and poet. Architectural Terracottas from Etrusco-Italic Temples constitutes his PhD dissertation. A highly ambitious and comprehensive work, it is still a main resource in the field of Classical archaeology and is used as a reference tool by scholars and students all over the world. In addition to his important scholarship, he shared his love of Rome and ancient Italy with students and colleagues as Director of the Swedish Institute in Rome. His collection of Etruscan and Roman antiquities is now in the Museum of Cultural History in Oslo, and is in the process of publication. 
Price: 500.00 USD
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Turkish Art, Atl, Esin
18 Atl, Esin Turkish Art
Washington, D.C., U.S.A. Smithsonian Institution Press 1980 0874742188 / 9780874742183 First American Edition Cloth Very Good Plus Very Good Plus 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
Printed and bound in Japan. Rich aubergine cloth binding, with crisp gilt-stamped lettering to the spine. 12 x 10 inches. Text block firmly bound in. 386 numbered pages. Heavy coated stock with 289 illustrations, including 65 stunning color plates and 3 maps. Unbumped spine head and tail, with sharp corners. Faint and very occasional spotting at the upper and lower edges of the preliminaries, else a very clean copy, and rather tight. Very gently read. Lovely full-pictorial DJ, unclipped. Just a hint of rubbing to the DJ. A Very Good Plus copy in a Very Good Plus DJ. A very heavy book. 
Price: 28.00 USD
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Art Deco Architecture: Design, Decoration and Detail from the Twenties and Thirties, Bayer, Patricia
19 Bayer, Patricia Art Deco Architecture: Design, Decoration and Detail from the Twenties and Thirties
New York, New York, U.S.A. Harry N Abrams Inc 1992 0810919230 / 9780810919235 First American Edition Cloth Near Fine Near Fine 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
First printing of the first American edition. NOT ex library. Printed and bound in Singapore. The book is bound in black cloth, with crisp gilt-stamped lettering to the spine. 11.75 x 9.75 inches. With 224 numbered pages, with 376 illustrations, including 146 color plates on heavy coated stock. Unbumped spine head and tail, with sharp corners. An exceptionally clean copy, and quite tight. No remainder marks. Slight spine lean. Very gently read. Just a touch of shelf life. The lovely full-pictorial DJ is unclipped. A Near Fine copy in a Near Fine DJ. 
Price: 29.00 USD
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Art Deco Architecture: Design, Decoration and Detail from the Twenties and Thirties, Bayer, Patricia
20 Bayer, Patricia Art Deco Architecture: Design, Decoration and Detail from the Twenties and Thirties
New York, New York, U.S.A. Harry N Abrams Inc 1992 0810919230 / 9780810919235 First American Edition Cloth Near Fine Near Fine 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
Stated first printing. Printed and bound in Singapore. Black cloth binding, with crisp gilt-stamped lettering to the spine. Unbumped spine head and tail, with sharp corners. 11.75 x 9.75 inches. Text block firmly bound in. 224 numbered pages. Heavy coated stock with 376 illustrations, including 146 color plates, many full-page. An immaculate copy, and very tight. Either unread or very gently read. Lovely full-pictorial DJ, unclipped. Just a hint of rubbing to the DJ. DJ in a clear Mylar DJ protector. A Near Fine copy in a Near Fine DJ. 
Price: 29.50 USD
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