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Gardner, Sons & Co. Ltd. Catalogue No. 175 Issued March, 1936
1 Gardner, Sons & Co. Ltd. Catalogue No. 175 Issued March, 1936
Bristol, U.K. John Wright & Sons 1936 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good 
Book. 4to - over 9 - 12" tall. Massive xl + 1088 page catalogue featuring buildier's hardware, fireplaces, heating and cooking appliances, sanitary ware, electrical goods, refrigerators, household ironmongery, water softeners, garden tools, constructional steel work, steel joists and sections, metal windows, art metal work, bronze founders, lifts and doors. Some color illustration, notably of tiles and door handles. Especially strong and/or useful from point of view of modern student of early/mid 20th century material culture in fireplace art deco design, plumbing fixtures and kitchen appliances such as ovens. Foxing on endpapers. Minor ink scribble on title. Some soilage to red cloth boards and to foreedges, but overall catalogue is tight and clean. 
Price: 85.00 USD
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2 La Certosa Di Pavia
Bergamo Istituto Italiano d'Arti Grafiche Editore 1910 Hardcover Fine 
Book. 4to - over 9. N.d., circa 1910, with early color photos, 15 in all, of historic monastery in Padua. Vellum binding, with pretty floreate decoration under title, and stiff stock of paper used to mount photos. All photos with tissue guard. Trivial wear of binding. Fine condition overall. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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Sherwin-Williams Paint and Color Style Guide Combination Edition.  Color Suggestions for Your Home Prepared by Sherwin-Williams Decorative Studios
3 Sherwin-Williams Paint and Color Style Guide Combination Edition. Color Suggestions for Your Home Prepared by Sherwin-Williams Decorative Studios
Sherwin-Williams Decorative Studios 1941 First Edition thus Binder Good 
149 pp. Oversized and heavy style spiral book, measuring 19 by 16.5 inches, slightly oblong. (47 by 41 cm.) Great resource for pictorial overview of mainstream American decorative styles and taste around 1940, with big splashy pictures of both exteriors and interiors. One leaf appears missing (C123/4). Comparatively light wear to the black binder. Middling soiling of the title, and some finger smudging and other use evident in margins of other leaves. Many leaves not attached to very bottom loop of spiral, but all leaves are still firmly bound otherwise. Light ex-lib, with perforated library stamp on title. 
Price: 500.00 USD
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Thomas Reynold & Son Limited Catalogue No. 132. Builders' and Plumbers' Merchants. Wholesale Ironmongers. Iron and Steel Merchants. We also Specialize in Engineers, Smiths, Motor Engineers and Body Builders' Requirements. Paints, Oils and Colours.
4 Thomas Reynold & Son Limited Catalogue No. 132. Builders' and Plumbers' Merchants. Wholesale Ironmongers. Iron and Steel Merchants. We also Specialize in Engineers, Smiths, Motor Engineers and Body Builders' Requirements. Paints, Oils and Colours.
Bristol, UK St. Stephen's Bristol Press, Limited 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good 
Book. 4to - over 9 - 12" tall. Undated, from the 1930s. 392 pp. Large trade catalogue for hardware, fireplaces, plumbing fixtures, tools, etc. Especially strong and useful to today's student of material culture in areas of fireplace and heater design and in bathroom fixtures. With some color of fireplace suites and tiles. Wear along rear gutter, and mild soilage to red cloth boards. Otherwise, tight and generally clean. A very good copy. With an order form loosely inserted contained handwritten order. 
Price: 90.00 USD
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Versailles:  Palais, Musee, Jardins
5 Versailles: Palais, Musee, Jardins
Paris Imprimerie D'E. Duverger 1850 Cloth Bound Good 
4to - over 9. Book. 47 plates (steel engravings mostly), with text interspersed. Probably was published as souvenir of the Palace and Trianons, with attractive pictures and concise historical and architectural explanations. Leather spine scuffed a bit, gilding fairly bright. Rubbing to joints. Binding tight. Gilded foreedges. Ribbon placemark intact. Foxing mostly on blank back sides of plates, but gives the interior a certain quality of grubbiness. Overall, good. 
Price: 120.00 USD
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The History of the Abbey Church of St. Peter's Westminster, Its Antquities and Monuments (2 Volumes), Ackermann, R.
6 Ackermann, R. The History of the Abbey Church of St. Peter's Westminster, Its Antquities and Monuments (2 Volumes)
London R. Ackermann 1812 First Edition Full Contemporary Calf Very Good 
Folio - over 12. Book. First edition. 83 plates, 81 of which are handcolored. Aymer de Valance plate, or half title plate of second volume, credited to Pugin. Bindings are both tight. Spines rebacked. Calf vibrant and healthy re boards, excepting some edgewear, with small spot of calf worn through on vol 1. Some bumping of corners w/ also calf worn through in some corners. Spines have suffered dryness and cracking, but original spines preserved and mounted in rebacking. Bright gilding on calf boards. Plates are by and large clean. Considerable offsetting of plates. Otherwise, text pages are generally clean, with a few pages with foxing in volume 2. Overall, a very attractive set. If serious interest, I would rather send photos than have you rely on description. 
Price: 3000.00 USD
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7 Aldin, Cecil Old Manor Houses
London William Heinemann, Ltd. 1923 First Limited Edition Quarter Vellum Very Good 
Copy 142 of 380 copies signed by Aldin, and with an original sketch of dog by Aldin beneath limitation. 4to. 109 pp. Twelve mounted color plates and numerous tinted text drawings by Aldin, who also wrote the bantering -styled text which takes us through six old English manor houses, discussing their history, their charm, their quirks, their legacy, their inhabitants. The text perfectly mirrors and augments the illustrations tinged with a wistful nostalgic charm and perhaps a elusive gauzy quality. Covers are soiled. Some light fox marks here and there but generally the pages are clean and fresh. 
Price: 900.00 USD
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8 Alexandra Artley, Editor The Golden Age of Shop Design: European Shop Interiors 1880 - 1939
New York Whitney Library of Design 1976 Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
Book. 128 pp., with most pages filled with photos of department and specialty stores of all kinds decorated in Beaux Arts, Art Nouveau and Art Deco styles. Other than small stamp, SS in small circle, which appears on lower foreedge, fine copy, with fine DJ protected by mylar. 
Price: 60.00 USD
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Bauen + Wohnen in Der Schweiz 1850 - 1920, Birkner, Othmar
9 Birkner, Othmar Bauen + Wohnen in Der Schweiz 1850 - 1920
Zurich Artemis Verlag 1975 First Edition Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket Jacket 
Book. 4to - over 9. 216 pp. Covers all aspects and kinds of Swiss architecture during seventy year period. Revival styles to modernistic buildings. Many black and white illustrations and photos impart the richness and variety of Swiss buildings from this time, which more than any other period has left its stamp on Zurich and the other significant cities of Switzerland. Sections on gardens, monuments, etc. Such buildings as the Swiss Parliament and the large museums of Bern and Zurich (Historisches Museum and Landesmuseum, for example) are featured. An excellent copy. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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Dictionnaire Raisonne D'architecture et Des Sciences et Arts Qui S'y Rattachent (4 Volume set), Bosc, Ernest
10 Bosc, Ernest Dictionnaire Raisonne D'architecture et Des Sciences et Arts Qui S'y Rattachent (4 Volume set)
Paris Firmin-Dido et Cie. 1883 Second Edition Full Leather Near Fine 
4to - over 9. Book. Second edition, which in this case is the preferable edition for completeness and uniformity as well as greater number of chromolithographic plates, which in this edition total 40! Many other text illustrations in black and white. Some rubbing by the joints and minor scuffing to spine. Boards clean. Bindings tight. Interiors clean and tight. Plates (chromo plates) clean and bright. Near fine. 
Price: 600.00 USD
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11 Clouston, R. S. English Furniture and Furniture Makers of the 18th Century. Illustrated
London Hurst and Blackett 1906 First edition Cloth Very Good 
xii, 362, [2] pp. Useful source because chapters devoted not just to the likes of Chippendale, Hepplewhite, Sheraton and Robert Adam, but also to Robert Manwaring, Ince and Mayhew, Mattias Lock, Robert and Richard GIllow, and others, designers who also were influential with their pattern or design books as well as in the case most obviously of Gillows, actual manufacturing. Also written in an almost conversational style, notwithstanding what now might come across as a quaintness of phrasing, inviting to the non-specialist. Throughout photographic illustrations of furniture and patterns. This is a comparatively rare title, not to be confused with a somewhat similarly titled book by Kate Clouston. Some shelfwear to green cloth. Slight fraying of the cloth at the spine extremities. Tight, with clean age-toned pages. Bookplate of W.R. Grace on FEP. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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Motifs Historiques D'Architecture et de Sculpture D'Ornament (Deuxieme Serie) (2 volumes) Decorations Interieures Empruntees a Des Edifices Francais du Commencement de la Renaissance a la Fin De Louis XVI (XVIe, XVIIe et XVIIIe Siecles). Ensembles de Salons, Salles a Manger, Chambres a Couche, Boudoirs, etc. Escaliers-Cheminees-Portes-Plafonds-Trumeaux-Panneaux-Lambris Encadrements de Glace, etc. etc., Daly, Cesar
12 Daly, Cesar Motifs Historiques D'Architecture et de Sculpture D'Ornament (Deuxieme Serie) (2 volumes) Decorations Interieures Empruntees a Des Edifices Francais du Commencement de la Renaissance a la Fin De Louis XVI (XVIe, XVIIe et XVIIIe Siecles). Ensembles de Salons, Salles a Manger, Chambres a Couche, Boudoirs, etc. Escaliers-Cheminees-Portes-Plafonds-Trumeaux-Panneaux-Lambris Encadrements de Glace, etc. etc.
Paris Ducher & Cie. 1880 First edition Half Leather Near Fine 
197 plates of elephantine dimensions, 18 by 13 inches or 45 by 34 cm, depicting lavish French interiors typifying the styles associated with Louis XII up to Louis XVI. 16 of these are color chromolithographs and five are double-sided. Both useful as a visual reference, as it was intended, and especially with the color plates, a feast for the eyes. Bound in gorgeous red-dyed buffalo leather over blue cloth. Tight and clean. Ex-lib lite. The only evidence of former library possession is perforated stamp of name on title pages. To ship extra charges may be necessary because package will weigh 20 lbs. 
Price: 1600.00 USD
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13 Drury, John Historic Midwest Houses
New York Bonanza Books 1947 Hardcover Fine Very Good Jacket 
4to - over 9. Book. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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14 Ferrari, Giulio Il Legno Nell'Arte Italiana, Reporduzioni in Parte Inedite Di Saggi Dal Periodo Romanico al Neo-Classico, 277 Plates, 451 Illustrations
Milano Ulrico Hoepli 1930 First Edition Cloth Good 
4to - over 9. Book. Undated, circa 1930. 24 pp. of text. Cloth repair in upper front gutter and lower rear gutter. A little fraying in lower joints. Spine lettering rubbed. Interior clean. Good or better overall. 
Price: 145.00 USD
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English Decoration in the 18th Century, Fowler, John;Cornforth, John
15 Fowler, John;Cornforth, John English Decoration in the 18th Century
London Barrie and Jenkins 1978 0214205525 / 9780214205521 2nd Edition Hardcover Near Fine Fine Jacket Jacket 
Book. 288 pp. Profusely illustrated, sometimes in color, of magnificent Georgian interiors, with some building exteriors, detail shots, furniture, wallcoverings, etc. Collaboration by top restoration architect and architectural editor of mid-20th century. But for slight discoloration of lower edge of green cloth of binding, fine condition, in fine, mylar protected DJ. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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16 Girouard, Mark Town and Country
Cumberland, Rhode Island, U.S.A. Yale Univ Pr 1992 0300051859 / 9780300051858 Cloth Fine Fine Jacket 
4to - over 9" - 12" tall. Book. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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17 Hall, John;Smith, Thomas Gordon;Hall, John Cabinet Makers' Assistant;Hall, John Series of Selected and Original Modern Designs for dwellin;Hall, John New and Concise Method of Hand-Railing John Hall and the Grecian Style in America: A Reprint of Three Pattern Books Published in Baltimore in 1840
1996 0926494066 / 9780926494060 Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket Jacket 
Book. Like new, reprint of three 1840 pattern books, with intro by Thomas Gordon Smith. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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18 Handlin, David American Home: Architecture and Society 1815-1915
Boston Little, Brown 1979 0316343005 / 9780316343008 First Edition Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket Jacket 
Book. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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19 Hibberd, Shirley Rustic Adornments for Homes of Taste and Recreations for Town Folk, in the Study and Imitation of Nature
London Groombridge and Sons 1856 Hardcover Very Good 
Book. 12mo - over 6. Very Good, with decorative cover still bright, some sunning to decoration on spine. Interior clean and tight. vi, 353 pp , 10 pp publisher's advertisements, 7 colour plates, many wood engravings, 185 x 135, gilt stamped green cloth boards, slightly rubbed and marked. Suggests how the home can be enhanced by aquaria, aviaries, fern and flower arrangements and landscape gardening. 
Price: 225.00 USD
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20 Hibberd, Shirley Rustic Adornments for Homes of Taste with Nine Coloured Plates and Two Hundred and Thirty Wood Engravings
London Groombridge and Sons 1870 Hardcover Good Plus 
Book. 8vo - over 7. Third, enlarged and improved edition. vii, 402, [18] pp, with interesting ads in back. With color chromolithographic plates. 8 x 7 inches, or 210 by 170 mm. Gilt decoration on binding a bit rubbed, but bright on front board, sunned on spine. Shelfwear in corners and minor roughness along gutters. Binding is tight. Generally clean inside. Suggests how the home can be enhanced by aquaria, aviaries, fern and flower arrangements and landscape gardening. 
Price: 275.00 USD
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