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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.
1 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: 750.00 USD
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English Gardens, Tipping, H. Avray
2 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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Royal Gardens, Ward, Cyril
3 Ward, Cyril Royal Gardens
London, England Longmans, Green, and Co. 1912 First Edition Thus Decorative Cloth Very Good No Jacket 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Presumed first printing of the first trade edition. This is not the large paper edition of 250 copies. 11.75 x 8.5. Green buckram binding with crisp gilt-stamped lettering and decorative border. Moderately bumped spine head and tail, and with moderately bumped corners. Text block firmly bound in. T.E.G. With 182 numbered pages. Illustrated with XXXVII full-page plates, most in color and with tissue guards. An impressively clean copy inside and out. A Very Good copy. 
Price: 28.00 USD
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Houses and Gardens by E. L. Lutyens, Weaver, Lawrence
4 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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Long Island Landscapes and the Women Who Designed Them, Zaitzevsky, Cynthia
5 Zaitzevsky, Cynthia Long Island Landscapes and the Women Who Designed Them
New York, NY W. W. Norton & Co. 2009 0393731243 / 9780393731248 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
First printing of the first edition. Printed and bound in Canada. The book is bound in paper covered hardboards, with crisp gilt-stamped lettering to the spine. 12 x 9 inches. With 304 numbered pages, plus numerous B&W photo illus. and architectural rendering of landscape designs, all on heavy coated stock. Unbumped spine head and tail, with sharp corners. An immensely clean copy, and quite tight. No remainder marks. Almost certainly unread. The gorgeous full-pictorial DJ is not pirce-clipped. A Fine copy in a Fine DJ. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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