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ACIER Un Nouveau Grand Palais des Expositions
ACIER Un Nouveau Grand Palais des Expositions
Paris: OTUA (L'Office Technique pour l'Utilisation de l'Acier), 1935. 164p, illustrations, area plans, elevations, plans, perspectives. 54x43cm. Black morocco back, lithographed paper boards in a modernist design by Cassandre, edges lined with white leather. Copy 67 in an unknown edition, signed by Doniaux, the director of OTUA. The work documents a design competition organized by the OTUA for a new exposition center showcasing the use of steel. Three projects are published and information for all 13 projects is given.The judges awarded the grand prize to the firm of Tournon & Chappey. The firms of Alex & Pierre Fournier, Molinie, Nicod & Boulanger, Umbdenstock, R. Expert, and Charles & Daniel Letrosne were also awarded prizes. The project was not constructed. Spine dry, chipped, edges well worn. In good condition only.
Item #16687
Price: $400.00
The Agriculture of the U. States. Niles, ezekiah.
The Agriculture of the U. States.
[Wheeling (VA): Curtis, Printer, 1827]. 16p. Disbound. Caption title as issued. First leaf has a corner fox blotch and a small tear at blank lower corner, else scattered mild foxing. A scarce and interesting plea for federal protection from ruinous foreign competition in the production and sale of agricultural products. Absent tariffs, "the greatest and most important branch of business, the agricultural, will fail to produce a reasonable profit to land owners and those who till the soil; and a comparative state of want, (in the present condition of society,) become the portion of this chosen and peculiarly valuable people-- the free cultivators of their own lands-- the best depository of the morals, the rights and the liberty of their country-- the class which must mainly defend our institutions at arms." This call for federal intervention to protect the idealized Jeffersonian yeoman was at odds with the free-trade position of much of the South, which opposed the protectionist lobbies of northern manufacturers. In good condition.
Item #19999
Price: $400.00
The American Mercury (Volumes 1-30). American Mercury.
The American Mercury (Volumes 1-30).
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1924-1930. Thirty volumes complete in original wrappers, issues 1-120. The successor to the Smart Set for Mencken and George Jean Nathan, Knopf gave them editorial control of a magazine that published some of the great authors of the twentieth century: Eugene O'Neill, Sherwood Anderson, Carl Sandburg, Theodore Dreiser, James M. McCain, Sinclair Lewis, William Faulkner, Vachal Lindsay, Edgar Lee Masters, Countee Cullen, James Weldon Johnson, Margaret Mead, Lewis Mumford, Louis Untermeyer and many others. Each issue also included Mencken's biting editorials. As Mencken stated, "The editors are committed to nothing save this: to keep to common sense as fast as they can, to belabor sham as agreeably as possible, to give a civilized entertainment." Includes the famous "Hatrack" issue, April1926, for which Mencken was arrested in Boston, and the US Post Office refused to deliver. Truly the Mencken era of The American Mercury, a complete run in wrappers, with little wear, one loose cover, and in very good condition.
Item #9634
Price: $600.00
Architectural Details of Northern and Central Spain: One Hundred and Four Measured Drawings and Fifty Five Photographs. Gerstle Mack, Thomas Gibson.
Architectural Details of Northern and Central Spain: One Hundred and Four Measured Drawings and Fifty Five Photographs.
New York: William Helburn, 1930. Color frontis, [3], 146 plates [photographs and measured drawings]. 35cm. Folio in black cloth with titling in silver on the front cover and spine. Spine titling worn. A very attractive near fine copy.
Item #8932
Price: $400.00
Architettura Razionale. Polemica Tra L'Acrh. Giuseppe Polvara.
Architettura Razionale. Polemica Tra L'Acrh.
Milan: Casa ed. di Arte e Liturgia Angelico, 1933. 77p, illustratioioins. 17cm. Card wraps. Slightly soiled; pencil marks. In very good condition.
Item #16585
Price: $250.00
The Bible Alphabet. Indestructible Pleasure Books with Colored Ilustrations.
The Bible Alphabet. Indestructible Pleasure Books with Colored Ilustrations.
New York: Sheldon & Co. [1860s]. 14p., [2], illustrations.18cm. Orange illustrated cloth. Well worn, prior owner's name and date (1862) on front cover and first page. A fair but complete copy. Rare. Held only at the Uiniversity of Connecticut.
Item #16046
Price: $275.00
A brief history of epidemic and pestilential diseases : with the principal phenomena of the physical world, which precede and accompany them, and observations deduced from the facts stated. 2 volumes. Noah Webster.
A brief history of epidemic and pestilential diseases : with the principal phenomena of the physical world, which precede and accompany them, and observations deduced from the facts stated. 2 volumes.
Hartford : Printed by Hudson and Goodwin, 1799. Volume 1: 348p; volume 2: 352p. 22cm. Leather covers with red and black morocco labels. Professionally conserved, reattaching the covers, not too detracting tape stains remain on the covers at the joints; tops of spines worn, some edge wear; bottom of front free endpaper and bottom of title page of volume 2 missing but professionally repaired with Japanese tissue paper; bookplates; prior owner's signature. A very attractive set in better than good condition. Pictures available.
Item #13444
Price: $500.00
Clarissa; or, the History of a Young Lady: Comprehending the Most Important Concerns of Private Life; and Particularly Shewing the Distresses that may attend the Misconduct both of Parents and Children, in Relation to Marriage. In eight volumes. Samuel Richardson.
Clarissa; or, the History of a Young Lady: Comprehending the Most Important Concerns of Private Life; and Particularly Shewing the Distresses that may attend the Misconduct both of Parents and Children, in Relation to Marriage. In eight volumes.
London: F.C. and J. Rivington, 1810. 8 volumes: 357p; 378p; 394p; 408p; 388p; 424p; 414p; 427p. 16cm. Originally published in 1748. Bound in contemporary black morocco; raised bands and titling in gilt on the spine; aeg. A conserved set with tasetfully reinforced joints in very good condition.
Item #4846
Price: $300.00
Collection of Architectural Designs Including Designs which have been executed and Objects whose Execution was Intended. New complete edition in 174 plates. Karl Friedrich Schinkel.
Collection of Architectural Designs Including Designs which have been executed and Objects whose Execution was Intended. New complete edition in 174 plates.
Chicago: Baluster Books, 1984. 34p, [3], 11p, plates. 22x29cm. First published in 1981 by Exedra Books. Black cloth with gilt titling. Slighth bow to the front cover; still a fine copy.
Item #16060
Price: $300.00
Colonial and Historic Homes of Maryland. In Two Volumes. One Hundred Original Etchings by Don Swann. With descriptive text by Don Swann, Jr. Introduction by Herbert O'Conor, Governor of Maryland. Foreword by Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald. Don Swann.
Colonial and Historic Homes of Maryland. In Two Volumes. One Hundred Original Etchings by Don Swann. With descriptive text by Don Swann, Jr. Introduction by Herbert O'Conor, Governor of Maryland. Foreword by Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald.
Baltimore: The Etchcrafters Art Guild, 1939. 425p, 100 tissue guarded plates, index. 40cm. First edition. Bound in black morocco back and blue buckram covers with titling in gilt on the spine. In an edition of 200 copies (of which only 150 to 160 were actually published), this is copy 64. Prefaces signed by Don Swann and Don Swann Jr. With 100 artist's proofs, each signed by Don Swann, with typography by Norman T. A. Munder, set in Old Style Caslon and printed at the Monumental Printing Company in Baltimore on Rives woven imported paper; bound by the Elliott Bookbinding Company in Baltimore. Professionally conserved and polished. Housed in a new beige cloth, custom clam shell presentation box with paper spine label. Exceptional, beautiful, a trophy for any Maryland library.
Item #19990
Price: $2,500.00
Daniel H . Burnham: Architect, Planner of Cities. Charles Moore.
Daniel H . Burnham: Architect, Planner of Cities.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1921. 2 volumes. Volume 1, xviii, [1], 260p, illustrations; volume 2, frontis, ix, 238p, appendix [Plan of Manilla, Plan of Baguio, Buildings of Burnham & Root, Buildings of D.H. Burnham, Buildings of D.H. Burnham & Co, (list of) City Plans]. 28cm. Green cloth with titling and decorations in gilt. Reproduces one of the more famous Guerin paintings from the Chicago Plan, Treatment of the Lake Front. Burnham's Chicago Plan (1909) has become an iconic document in American city planning. Burnham's plan and is beautifully rendered in Guerin's work. Prior owner's signature on the front free endpaper; still, the covers are very bright and the set is in near fine condition.
Item #16082
Price: $400.00
Das Neue Testament unsers Herrn und Heilandes Jesu Christi = The New Testament of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, translated out of the original Greek, and with the former translations diligently compared and revised.
Das Neue Testament unsers Herrn und Heilandes Jesu Christi = The New Testament of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, translated out of the original Greek, and with the former translations diligently compared and revised.
New York: American Bible Society, 1856. 670p. 19cm. Leather with gilt tilting on the spine. German and English parallel text. Rubbed, worn; damp staining. In good condition.
Item #16775
Price: $300.00
Dated September 4th [1930]. Addressed "Dear Hamilton:-" TLS [initialed] on letterhead from The Lord Nelson, Halifax, Canada. 27.5x21. Triple fold; slight toning; otherwise fine. H. L. Mencken.
Dated September 4th [1930]. Addressed "Dear Hamilton:-" TLS [initialed] on letterhead from The Lord Nelson, Halifax, Canada. 27.5x21. Triple fold; slight toning; otherwise fine.
"Dear Hamilton:- In connubial confidence Sara has told me of the noble contribution you and Olga have made to our armory. My very best thanks. I hope to eat regularly, and if so I'll need tools. The two of you must be the first martyrs to face the new cook. She is a Baptist from South Carolina. The weather along the St. Lawrence was infernal, so we came here hoping to smell a breeze. Unluckily, it is almost as hot. I begin to suspect that God is up to His old tricks. Perhaps it would be discreet for me to say a kind word now and then for the Twelve Apostles and to lay off greasing Pontius Pilate. I hope, this afternoon, to compose a piece for you on the state of Christian culture in Montreal. The town has some merit. Married life is grand. So long as man obeys his wife there can be no reason for discord. More of this anon," Mencken and Sara Haardt were married in Baltimore on August 27, 1930 and left the city bound for Montreal and Quebec on their honeymoon. They enjoyed Montreal but found Quebec to be hot and crowded. Bode writes: "They decided to move on to Halifax, Nova Scotia, where the weather was much cooler and the streets less crowded. After a few days at the Lord Nelson Hotel and another comfortable stay in St. John's, New Brunswick, they were ready to come home. "I begin to feel like an old married man already," Mencken wrote a friend.
Item #10250
Price: $400.00
De Gemeenschap. Jaargang 4. 1928. Lou Lichtveld, Red.
De Gemeenschap. Jaargang 4. 1928.
Utrect. [416p], illustrations. January through December, 1928. 12 issues with covers bound in. Bound in yellow cloth, titling in black. Somewhat soiled, hinges are weak. In good condition.
Item #16591
Price: $300.00
Dictionnaire raisonné de l'architecture française du XIe an XVIe siècle. (10 volumes). Eugène-Emmanuel Viollet-le-Duc.
Dictionnaire raisonné de l'architecture française du XIe an XVIe siècle. (10 volumes)
Paris: Morel et C. ie. 1875. 10 volumes bound in three quarter green morocco with titling in gilt on the spine and marbled paper boards; original wrappers bound; untrimmed. 26cm. With numerous illustrations. In an edition of 100 sets printed on handmade paper, this is copy 17/100. With the bookplate on Leolyn Louise Everett Spelman on the front cover paste down of each volume. A fine set. Born in Cleveland, Leolyn (1888-1971), was the daughter of Henry A. Everett, a railroad industrialist who introduced the street railway to Cleveland. After returning from Italy in 1914, she lived in New York City where she met Timothy Mather Spelman (1891-1970), a musician and composer. As an accomplished poet and author, she often contributed to Timothy's compositions. In 1931 they purchased Villa Razzolini in Florence, and returned to it after the war in 1947. The Spelmans bequeathed the Villa to Johns Hopkins University and it became the Charles S. Singleton Center for Italian Studies. The university recently sold the property.
Item #16696
Price: $1,500.00
The Domestic Architecture of the Early American Republic . The Greek Revival. With a frontispiece in color and 256 illustrations. Howard Major.
The Domestic Architecture of the Early American Republic . The Greek Revival. With a frontispiece in color and 256 illustrations.
Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1926. Frontis, 237p, plates, index. 28cm. First edition. Blue cloth in gilt, top edge gilt; dust jacket. Slightly chipped jacket, spine slightly faded. A fine copy in a very good jacket.
Item #16054
Price: $250.00
An Encyclopedia of Cottage, Farm, Villa Architecture and Furniture.
An Encyclopedia of Cottage, Farm, Villa Architecture and Furniture.
London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1846. xxiv, 1317p, [32p catalog], illustrated, indexed. 23cm. Green cloth over boards, border and illustration embossed on the front cover; titling in gilt on the spine. Prior owner's neat, small signature in several places; cloth torn at spine edge front cover, edges worn, corners skinned; still, in very good condition.
Item #2168
Price: $300.00
A General Plan for the Improvement of Colorado Springs. Charles Mulford Robinson.
A General Plan for the Improvement of Colorado Springs.
Colorado Springs: Department of Public Works and Property, May, 1912. 71p, illustrations, fold out map. 24x13cm. Tied brown cloth back and gray paper boards with brown titling. Minor wear to two corners. An exceptional, bright copy in near fine condition. In his plan for Colorado Springs, Robinson states: "I have endeavored to be practical, concerning myself with the problem of what improvements are desirable and possible in the established city of Colorado Springs. The result cannot be an ideal city plan...but I have endeavored to make it ...a sane and rational ideal of what can be and should be done in and for Colorado Springs." He further emphasizes citizen involvement in the plan.
Item #17385
Price: $400.00
Godey's Lady's Book. 1860. [Volumes LX and LXI]. Mrs. Sarah J. Hale, eds Louis A. Godey.
Godey's Lady's Book. 1860. [Volumes LX and LXI]
Philadelphia: Louis A. Godey, 1860. Frontispiece, engraved title page, iv, 574p, music, illustrations, plates in color; frontispiece, 570p, music, illustrations, plates in color, fold out. 24cm. Quarter gilt ruled red morocco back and tips with red cloth covers; four raised bands and titling in gilt on the spine. Leather corners rubbed, skinned; spine rubbed; cloth slightly soiled. Contents are exceptional and the book is in very good condition.
Item #19282
Price: $600.00
Heaven on Earth. Explorations into the Wilderness Set Forth by John Muir. With Wood Engraving Illustrations Executed by Charles D. Jones. John Muir.
Heaven on Earth. Explorations into the Wilderness Set Forth by John Muir. With Wood Engraving Illustrations Executed by Charles D. Jones.
Austin: Press Intermezzo, 1998. Frontispiece engraving of John Muir, 141p, illustrations, printed in red and black. 21cm. Octavo. One in an edition of 30 unnumbered copies. Signed by the printer, Randolph Bertin on the colophon. Printed on Hahnemühle Schiller. Bound by Don Rash in full deer vellum sewn on five vellum strips with rules in blind on the covers creating a grid pattern; the title on the spine stamped in red and black on dyed handmade paper, cut, and applied over the binding strips; tea dyed alum goat hinges; handmade paper endsheets with tea-dyed pastedowns and fly leaves; top edge colored brown with acrylics. Housed in a clamshell box of linen sides, with a stamped handmade paper label on the spine and lined with brown suede. Bound in 2005-2006 and signed by Don Rash with his stamp on the bottom cover pastedown. In fine condition.
Item #17541
Price: $2,500.00
The Histories of the Lives and Reigns of Henry the Third, and Henry the Fourth, Kings of England. [In two parts]. Sir Robert Cotton, Knights Sir John Heywood.
The Histories of the Lives and Reigns of Henry the Third, and Henry the Fourth, Kings of England. [In two parts]
London: Printed and are to be sold by Peter Parker, 1679; 1642. Engraved portrait frontispiece, title page, 45p; second title page, [15p], 318p. 14.5 cm. 12mo. Second edition. [originally published 1627 and 1599, respectively]  Eighteenth century rebind in full leather with edges tooled in blind; title in gilt on the spine, raised bands; all edges brown, marbled endpapers, watermarked wove endpapers. Text, illustration, and separate title page on thin laid paper. Contains "A short view of the long raign of King Henry the Third," followed by "The historie of the life and raigne of Henry the Fourth. King of England," by Sir John Hayward, London: Printed for William Shares, 1642. Covers reattached with strips of clear tape; head of spine missing; hinge cracked, almost cracked after title page; trimmed ; some foxing, few pages browned. In fair condition. Compared to copy held at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign [ESTC: R27281] (seven copies in institutions, two of which are held in the United States).
Item #20306
Price: $600.00
History of Frederick County, Maryland : from the earliest settlements to the beginning of the war between the states / by T.J.C. Williams ... continued from the beginning of the year 1861 down to the present time by Folger McKinsey (the Bentztown bar. Thomas J. C. Williams, Fikger McKinnsey.
History of Frederick County, Maryland : from the earliest settlements to the beginning of the war between the states / by T.J.C. Williams ... continued from the beginning of the year 1861 down to the present time by Folger McKinsey (the Bentztown bar
[Frederick, MD]: L.R. Titsworth, 1910. 2 volumes: Frontis, 1635p, illustrations, indexed. 26cm. Recently rebound in black leather retaining elements of the original bindings with new black spine labels and cover labels in gilt; all edges gilt; original ribbon markers. Minor rubbing of corners of covers and edges with short section of fore edge of volume two skinned; otherwise a very attractive set of this scarce county history in near fine condition.
Item #13607
Price: $600.00
A HISTORY OF THE REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTIONS FROM 1856 TO 1908. Republican Party, John Tweedy.
A HISTORY OF THE REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTIONS FROM 1856 TO 1908
Danbury, Connecticut: Published by the author, 1910. Frontispiece, 408p, index. 23cm. Newly rebound in three quarter black morocco with red morocco covers. Copy 292 signed by John Tweedy on the limitation slip. Original front free endpaper slightly foxed, last few pages chipped along the fore edge. In fine condition.
Item #20861
Price: $250.00
The House of the Dead. Translated form the Russian by Constance Garnett. Foreword by Boris Shragin. Wood Engraving by Fritz Eichenberg. Fyodor Dostoevsky.
The House of the Dead. Translated form the Russian by Constance Garnett. Foreword by Boris Shragin. Wood Engraving by Fritz Eichenberg
New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1982. Frontis, 360p, illustrations. 27cm. Designed by Michael Bixler. Bound by Robert Burlen and Son in full French dark-gray Toile Athena cotton stamped in copper with cover typography by Antonie Eichenberg. In a limited edition of 2000 copies, this is copy 446/2000 signed by Michael Bixler and Fritz Eichenberg. With an extra engraving by Fritz Eichenberg, signed and numbered, laid in. Slipcase of brown paper board sides and silver titling. Bookplate on front cover pastedown. Slipcase back panel sunned. Otherwise in fine condition. LEC 526.
Item #17584
Price: $300.00
Hydriotaphia. Urne-Buriall, or a Discourse of the Sepylchrall Urnes lately found in Norfolk. Sir Thomas Browne. D. of Physick.
Hydriotaphia. Urne-Buriall, or a Discourse of the Sepylchrall Urnes lately found in Norfolk.
Boston: The Riverside Press, 1907. 54p. 25cm. Octavo. In an edition of 385 numbered copies, this is copy 14. Reproduces the text of the first edition printed in 1658. Bound by Don Rash in full gray Harmatan morocco with urn-shaped insets of puckered terra cotta Harmatan morocco over simplified skeletal imagery; the covers and cover edges tooled in blind utilizing tools cut by the binder; the spine titling in palladium leaf; the endbands made of red-orange embroidered silk. Housed in a clamshell box of black cloth sides and terra cotta Harmatan morocco spine with titling in palladium leaf, lined with gray suede. Bound in 2010 with Don Rash's stamp and date on rear pastedown. In fine condition.
Item #17540
Price: $4,500.00
Japhet in Search of a Father. [2 volumes]. Frederick Marryat.
Japhet in Search of a Father. [2 volumes]
Baltimore: Joseph Robinson, 1835, 1836. 19 & 18cm. Volume one in blue cloth back and green paper boards with green paperboards and paper title label on the spine; volume 2 in brown cloth back and green paper boards with paper spine label. Edges rubbed, skinned, slightly soiled, labels chipped but titling still evident; foxing; bookplates. Signature of “John Ridgely, Hampton” on the title pages and pastedowns.
Item #21174
Price: $300.00
The Jerusalem Bible. Illustrations by Salvador Dali.
The Jerusalem Bible. Illustrations by Salvador Dali.
Garden City: Doubleday & Company, 1970. xi, 1340, 358, (16) pp. Faux red leather bidning with titles in gil; all edges gilt; red ribbon markers; decorated endpapers. With matching red box. Includes color plates by Salvador Dali. A Roman Catholic translation of the Bible which includes the deuterocanonical books, the sixty-six others included in Protestant Bibles, with extensive footnotes and introductions. Maps and family record section follow text. A fine copy in a very good box with minor rubbing to edges.
Item #21221
Price: $300.00
Kunstgewerbliche schmuckformen für die fläche, monatshefte für die verzierende Kunst.
Kunstgewerbliche schmuckformen für die fläche, monatshefte für die verzierende Kunst.
New York: Gotham Book Mart, 192? Volume X. Title page and 30 loose brightly colored pochoir plates mounted individually or in groups on black card, blue label in the corner of each mount with volume and plate number. Complete. 31cm. Housed in a portfolio of green binder's tape back and card. Missing the original portfolio. Former library copy with marks on portfolio only; mounts are chipped as usual; plates are exceptional. Produced in Germany by Christian Stoll and H. Scmittner, published by Christian Stoll. Plates provide samples of wallpaper patterns and exemplify contemporary German design.
Item #17656
Price: $250.00
L' Architecture. volume XLI, nos 1-12, 1928
L' Architecture. volume XLI, nos 1-12, 1928
Vendome: Imprimerie Launay Et Fils, 1928. 416p, illustrations. 32cm. Backed in calf and marbled paper boards. Former library copy with spine label removed. Edges slightly rubbed, spine rubbed. In very good condition.
Item #16609
Price: $250.00
La Décoration et les Industries d'art à l'Exposition Universelle de 1900. Roger Marx.
La Décoration et les Industries d'art à l'Exposition Universelle de 1900.
Paris: Ch. Delagrave, 1901. Engraved frontispiece, vii, 130p, illustrations, 27 plates, index. 33cm. Original art nouveau wrapper with stylized illustrations on the front and back covers, titling on the spine. Frontispiece by Jean Patricot. Over 50 million people attended the Exposition to partake in an event that spanned over two miles in central Paris. Participants experienced the high point of the Art Nouveau movement especially through the works of Tiffany, Lalique, and many other studios. Marx's La Décoration, captures the decorative arts exhibits with full page plates and in text illustrations. Patricot's gravure of Lalique's Devant de Corsage, and Chauvet's La Blanche Vigne, are both well worn at the fore edge with some thinning of paper, stains and tears. There is a small tear in the half title page and a pin sized hole through several last pages with little impact. The frontispiece and all plates are detached. Edges are chipped. Spine creases and short tears at the spine ends. Otherwise the folio is complete and the wrapper exceptional. Uncommon in any condition.
Item #16457
Price: $300.00


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