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Author Name    Postley, Sterling

Title   Framewood Interiors

Binding   Vellum

Book Condition   Very Good

Type   Privately Printed

Edition   First Edition

Size   Folio - over 12" - 15" tall

Publisher   New York, NY Wm. Baumgarten 1916

Seller ID   007388

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 = 2500.00 USD


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