New York: Library of Columbia College, 1895. xii, , 1139 pp. 4to. New quarterbound cloth over marbled paper covered boards, red morocco labels, top edge gilt. First edition. One of an edition of 1,000 copies printed by the De Vinne press. The Avery Library is the largest collection of its type in the world. This was the first published catalogue of the collection, with over 13,000 books on architecture described; later editions and supplements began appearing in 1958. Edges lightly rubbed else a fine, beautifully bound copy. See Arntzen & Rainwater A58.
New York: Prentice Hall Press, 1988. 256 pp. Illus. with over 230 color photos, many two-page. 4to. Cloth. First edition. Posner, Ellen, intro. Gift inscription on free front end paper else a fine copy in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket.
London: A. Zwemmer, 1960. xx, 206 pp. + plates [45 pp]. Illus. with 83 b/w plates and 98 in text figures. Sm. 4to. Cloth. First edition. Zwemmer Studies in Architecture series No. 3. The first scholarly study of an important regional school of Gothic architecture. Well illustrated including plans and drawings of details. A fine copy in a very good edgeworn dust jacket. Artzen J158.
Amsterdam: De Bataafsche Leeuw, (1991). 224 pp. Illus. with b/w photos and reproductions. 4to. Cloth. First edition. Inscribed by author on the title page. Heavily illustrated examination of the grand hotels of Amsterdam, Den Haag, Rotterdam, Brussel, Antweren, Gent, Luxemburg, Zandvoort, Oostende, Scheveningen, and other Benelux locations. A fine copy in a near fine dust jacket but for a scuff on the fore edge.
Paris: Editions Norma, (1996). 399 pp. Illus. with color & b/w plates. 4to. Blind embossed maroon morocco, gilt spine letters, silk bookmark. First edition. The first and only substantial monograph on this most important French Art Deco and modernist architect, designer, furniture maker, and sculpture (other than two very short works by George Waldemar in 1948 and 1956). Arbus (1903-1969) trained at the Ecole des Beaux Arts, Toulouse and at his family's cabinetmaking workshop. His career as an architect took off when his design of a single family house was exhibited at the 1937 International Exposition. A beautiful production. We could find no other copies bound in leather offered at sale or auction. Faint rubbing to rear board else a fine copy in original raw cardboard slipcase.
Bergamo: Istituto Italiano d'Art Grafiche, 1916. viii, 183 pp. Illus. with 139 b/w and 3 color photos. Sm. 4to. Red paper wrappers (paperback) with color drawing. First printing. Carotti's treatise on Italian architecture, extensively illustrated. Oversized edges of wrappers and spine worn, with some loss, joints tender, but still a good clean crisp copy now protected in a clear archival jacket.
Lunenburg, VT: Printed by the Stinehour Press, (2002). xii, 61 pp. Illus. with color & b/w plates and photos. Obl. 4to. Cloth with gilt decoration. First edition. Karen A. Dombrovski-Sobel, photo. Architect's work in Nassau County, NY. Printed by the Stinehour Press. A fine copy in a near fine dust jacket.
New Orleans: Robt. H. True, (1916). Unpaged [32 pp.]. Illus. with 16 b/w drawings. Sm. 4to. Illustrated paper wrappers over limp boards. n.ed. Excellent drawings of New Orleans with short captions opposite. Each drawing on doubled (unopened) leaves. Light soiling and edgewear to wrapper, otherwise a clean very good+ copy in clear protective archival jacket.
Milano: Bestetti & Tumminelli, 1915. xxii pp.,, Plates [192 pp.]. Illus. with 192 b/w plates. 4to. Cloth. First edition. Series: Tesori d'arte italiana. Fotografie Alinari. Italian Renaissance ceilings and associated architecture from the 14th to 18th century. Front board rubbed with some spotting and soiling, mainly at the edges, otherwise a very good copy with crisp bright plates.
Philadelphia: Collate Art Association, 1930-1931. [209-242] + [181-219] pp. Illus. with b/w plates, photos and drawings. 4to. Stapled paper wrappers. Offprints. Langdon Warner and Horace H.F. J. The three parts of Coomaraswamy's important essay. I: Cities and City Gates Etc, derived mainly from Pali literature and as represented in the reliefs of Bharhut, Sanchi and Amaravati; II: Bodhi-Gharas, representations of the Bodhi-tree with or without an accompanying temple structure; and III: Palaces. Also includes two other Coomaraswamy articles: 'An Illustrated Svetambara Jaina Manuscript of A.D.1260,' 'Corrigenda and Addenda to Early Indian Iconography' (see our #30387), and 'Early Passage on Indian Painting.'. Very good copies with edgewear along the spines and light soiling on wrappers.
Paris: Vincent, Freal & Cie, 1929. 46 pp. + Plates. Illus. with 137 b/w plates, some folding. 4to. Cloth. First edition. Includes Marcel Chappey's first prize for "Ensemble naval et architectural destine a la propagande artistique et scientifique de la France a l'etranger," (8 plates) and excellent plans for a multi-story auto-garage. Ex-library with usual markings, withdrawn stamp, rebound with text and plates bound in, part of text block loose, hinges re-enforced, plates clean and all present, a good- copy.
Milano: Ulrico Hoepli, n.d. (ca. 1915). 21 pp.,, Leaves of Plates , . Illus. with 356 b/w photoson 205 plates. 4to. Cloth. First edition. Collezione Artistica Hoepli series. Architectural plaster-work of the Etruscan, Greco-Roman, Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, and Neoclassic periods. Twenty-one pages of text in Italian. Scattered foxing, mainly affecting front matter and margins, not images, else a very good copy.
Milano: Ulrico Hoepli, n.d. (ca. 1910). 221 pp. Illus. with 100 plates of b/w photos and drawings. 4to. Cloth. First edition. Collezione Artistica Hoepli series. Architectural decorative ironwork of the Renaissance, Baroque, and Neo-classical periods. Twelve pages of text In Italian. Boards lightly bowed else a very good copy with some wear to extremities.
Milano: Dalla tipografia dell'autore, 1824. [x], -224 pp., + 31 (ie 32) col. plates. Illus. with 32 plates incl. 1 engraved plan, 31 aquatints of which 7 are nicely hand-colored + handcolored engraved title page. Folio (41 cm). Modern quarter leather over marbled paper covered boards. First edition. Plate 4* and 4 unnumbered pages inserted after p. 40. To illustrate this volume with aquatints, Ferrario chose many fine Milanese artists and engravers including V. Rainieri, Bramati, G. Alluisetti, D.K. Bonatti, Giuseppe Castellini, and A. Biasoli. Aside from the later two, the most prominent was the highly regarded theatrical set designer Alessandro Sanquirico (1774-1849) who produced 3 plates, one of the nave of the Basilica, and two works designed by Bramante d'Urbino, the presbytery and cloisters. The remaining plates are focused mainly on architectural views and the exquisite craftsmanship of the pulpit, mosaics, details, sarcophagi, and bas reliefs. Hard to find complete with hand coloring. Leather attached a bit awkwardly at spine ends, marbled boards rubbed and worn, edges of front board discolored from old tape removal, but binding solid, edges nicked on a few leaves, scattered foxing mainly affecting the margins, plates sharp, colors bright, a quite useful copy. BAL 1054, Brunet 1233.
College Station: Texas A&M Univ. Press, (2007). xvii, 389 pp. Illus. with color plates and photos, and b/w photos and plans. 4to. Cloth with gilt titles. First edition. Number Eleven: Sara and John Lidsey Series in the Arts and Humanities. Inscribed by the photographer. John F. Staub (1892-1981) was a MIT trained architect most associated with the River Oaks area of Houston where he designed thirty-one houses between 1924 and 1958. Richard Cheek is a noted architectural photographer. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket. As new.
London: B.T. Batsford, 1891-4. xxii, , 52 pp.; 64 pp. + Plates. Illus. with 130 [of 145] b/w plates and 180 in-text drawings. Folio. Quarter cloth over brown paper-covered board portfolios. First edition. Originally published in six parts. Here condensed into four portfolios, with complete text but lacking 15 of the 145 plates. One of four portfolio boards separated, a few penned notations to contents on boards, label to top corner of boards, some wear and browning to the edges, but images unaffected. Quite serviceable.
[Chicago]: Published by Ludowici-Celadon Company for Distribution Among the members of the Architectural Profession, 1929. 15 pp.; 15 pp. Illus. with 31 b/w photos. 2 in text drawings & 1 measured drawing. Sm. 4to. Paper wrappers. First edition. Very good copies.
New York: Distributed by Jaap Rietman Art Books, 1977. 42 leaves + 1 blank. Illus. with b/w photos, plans & drawings. Folio. Loose sheets in portfolio box. First reprinting of original portfolio. No. 610 of 2,000 copies. First published in conjunction with an exhibition in 1967. Covers not only structure but the tradition of planning. A bright near fine copy with very faint darkening at the tips of a few leaves in a worn and rubbed box with split corners.
Harmondsworth: Penguin, (1958). xxix, 498 pp. + plates 192 pp. Illus. with 192 b/w plates. Sm. 4to. Cloth. First edition. The most comprehensive general work of the period It is the standard work and includes extensive notes. Spine rubbed, label worn, else a very good clean, crisp, unmarked copy. Lacking the slipcase. Artzen J135.