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Pushkin Palaces and Parks
1 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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Villa Pamphilia eiusque palatium, cum suis prospectibus, statuae, fontes, vivaria, theatra, areolae, plantarum, viarumque ordines, cum eiusdem villae absoluta Delineatione
2 Villa Pamphilia eiusque palatium, cum suis prospectibus, statuae, fontes, vivaria, theatra, areolae, plantarum, viarumque ordines, cum eiusdem villae absoluta Delineatione
Roma, Italia Giovanni Giacomo de Rossi [Io. Iocabi de Rubeis] Presumed First Edition Quarter-leather Very Good Minus Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall Barrière, Dominique [Dominicus] 
No date. Likely a first edition from around the time of the death of Camillo Pamphili in 1666, but possibly dating from the 1670s. Approximately 16.25 x 11.5 inches. Bound in later, 18th century [?] brown quarter calf, with somewhat faded gilt-stamped lettering and decorative devices to the spine, and with complementary marbled paper hardboards in tones of dark and light greens. Spine and boards much rubbed. Large losses at board corners. Hinges still strong and text block firmly bound in. With illustrated half title page, portrait page of "Camillus Pamphilius," and 60 full-page copper plates by Dominique Barrière, including 41 statues and 19 busts from the buildings and gardens of the Villa Pamphili. The complete edition believed issued with 84 engraved plates. The present copy lacking full title page, two-page dedication, 9 plates of statues, and 3 of busts, and also lacking 10 plates [5 wide-angle landscape, 1 plan or layout, and 4 fountain views] by Giovanni Battista Falda. Rag content, hand-made pages. Pages on the whole quite sturdy though thickness varies from page to page. Half title page with copper engraved title vignette, with the Pamphili coat of arms. Portrait of Camillus Pamphilius by: "Gio. Batista Gaulus Genouen pinx. (may be Giovanni Battista Gaulli also known as Baciccio, or Baciccia), L. Visscher Sculp." The 2nd statue plate, Venus Marina Genetrix Alma, charmingly hand-colored. Iulia Augusta plate with tidewater mark at upper margin. Apollo plate with tidewater mark at upper margin and into plate. Occasional light to moderate foxing and/or soiling to plates, mostly restricted to the margins. Quite a few plates impressively clean and free of significant demerits. Pastedowns and opposite FEPs very age-toned. First several pages dog-earred at top and bottom corners, last several at bottom corners. A Very Good Minus copy in a Fair Only binding. Rare in any condition. According to Dumbarton Oaks: "The Pamphili were a Roman dynasty. Giovanni Battista Pamphili [1574-1655] became Pope Innocent X in 1644. His nephew, Camillo Pamphili [1622-1666], was a Cardinal." Christie's comments: "The Villa Pamphili was the last and most magnificent of the Roman villas built in the 16th- and 17th- centuries: the construction of the villa, under the architect G.F. Grimaldi and the sculptor Algardi, lasted from 1644 to 1648, and the gardens were laid out in 1650. The house included some of the finest stucco work of the 17th century, and a main feature of the gardens was the collection of Roman and Greek statuary, displayed in niches in the facade of the villa and in the grounds. Shortly after this collection was installed, Pamphili commissioned Barrière -- one of the pre-eminent architectural draughtsmen in Rome in the 1640 and 1650s - to create copper plates (some of which survive) showing views of the Villa and a number of the statues; this commission was probably executed by Barrière (together with Carlo Orlandi, thought to be an assistant or student) between 1652 and 1657, when payments to them are recorded. After Camillo Pamphili's death in 1666, the plates were inherited by his son Giambattista, who presumably arranged the publication of Villa Pamphilia by de Rossi." Wikipedia states: "Barrière was born at Marseilles in about 1622. He spent most of his career in Rome, where he engraved a considerable number of plates, after Claude and other landscape painters, as well as other subjects. They are neatly etched in the manner of Stefano della Bella. He died in Rome in 1678." Grazie tanto a Furlanetto Stampe Antiche per il seguenti: [Abbiamo] il piacere di proporre la vendita di alcune stampe antiche di statue di Villa Pamphili, una prestigiosa villa romana, tratte da un'opera dedicata all'edificio e al suo parco. L'imponente costruzione principale fu edificata in pochi anni per onorare l'ascesa al Soglio Pontificio di Innocenzo X, al secolo Giovanni Battista Pamphili. Fu suo nipote ad ordinare l'arricchimento della villa barocca e del suo giardino attraverso una serie di migliorie tra cui la disposizione della collezione di statue antiche nel parco, tra le sale del palazzo e nelle nicchie della facciata. Come sovente capitava nelle migliori famiglie, come estrema esaltazione tra i vivi e per i posteri, si diede l'incarico a uno tra i migliori architetti romani di origine francese, Dominique Barrière, di eseguire alcuni disegni da cui poi trarre le incisioni da raccogliere in un volume commemorativo. Il Barrière vi lavorò per cinque anni tra il 1652 e il 1657, ma sarà dopo la dipartita del nipote di Innocenzo X nel 1666 che il volume in folio vedrà la luce, composto da 82 incisioni di cui 10 tra vedute della villa e fontane opera del bravissimo Giovanni Battista Falda e tutte le altre illustranti le numerose statue che indubbiamente caratterizzavano soprattutto il giardino. 
Price: 7500.00 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.
3 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
4 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
5 Ward, Cyril Royal Gardens
London, England Longmans, Green, and Co. 1912 First Edition Thus Decorative Cloth Very Good No Jacket 4to - over 9¾" - 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
6 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
7 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 9¾" - 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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