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Cairo and How to See It
1 Cairo and How to See It

Cairo, Egypt Les Editions Universitaires D'Egypte 1954 Hard Cover Very Good+ No Dustjacket Jacket 
Clean blue cloth boards with silver lettering on cover, silver advertising for Air France on rear board. Slight fading to cover and spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight, pages are clean and bright. Small previous owner initials and date 1954 at top edge of front free endpaper. 187 pgs. with clean fold-out map of Cairo at rear of book (excellent condition). Illustrated with photographs of buildings and antiquities. "Welcome to Egypt" pamphlet from Air France in excellent condition also enclosed. Book details history of the area and important sites, architecture; itinerary for one day; two days; four days; a week. 12mo. Middle East. 012706

Price: 20.00 USD
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Austin Val Verde: A Montecito Masterpiece, Aran, Berge
2 Austin Val Verde: A Montecito Masterpiece
Aran, Berge
Santa Barbara, California Austin Val Verde Foundation 2005 1890449393 / 9781890449391 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket Berge Aran, Photographer 
First Edition in clean bright dust jacket - NEW condition. Dark green cloth boards with lighter green lettering on cover and spine. No wear. Binding is tight, pages and edges are clean and bright, unmarked. Clean decorated endpapers. Beautifully illustrated with outstanding photographs by Berge Aran. Introduction by Berge Aran and Gail Jensen. Size approx. 9" x 12" . 144 pages with Bibliography. Clean dust jacket is unworn. Austin Val Verde, situated on seventeen and a half acres, is one of the few great early 20th Century Southern California estates to have been preserved. It is a pivotal work in the career of the famous American architect Bertram Goodhue (1869-1924). Its celebrated and extensive gardens are the masterpiece of Lockwood de Forest Jr. (1895-1949), one of the most important landscape architects to have worked in Southern California. 025757

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Old New England Churches - And Their Children, Bacon, Dolores
3 Old New England Churches - And Their Children
Bacon, Dolores
New York Doubleday, Page & Company 1906 First Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket 
First Edition clean decorated American trade binding. Red ribbed cloth boards with gold church and tree decoration on cover with double ruled line border and gold lettering on cover and spine. No fading, tiny points of corner wear, gold lettering on spine has some wear but still legible. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with gilt top page edges. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Frontis photograph of the spire of the Old South Church, Boston, with printed tissue guard; 33 additional photographic plates of New England churches. 442 pages. 021983

Price: 40.00 USD
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The English Farmhouse, Briggs, Martin S.
4 The English Farmhouse
Briggs, Martin S.
London B. T. Batsford, Ltd. 1953 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First Edition in unclipped original dust jacket. Clean dark green cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No fraying or fading. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. Illustrated with 132 photographs and line drawings. 242 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped, has a few tiny edge nicks and short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. History is written here in tiles and beams, stones and thatch...a wonderful book for any lover of the English countryside and its heritage. 026464

Price: 25.00 USD
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Great English Houses, Chamberlin, Russell
5 Great English Houses
Chamberlin, Russell
New York Harmony Books 19881983 0-517-55086-5 / 9780517550861 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition in original unclipped jacket. Clean dark blue cloth boards with silver lettering on spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean photo-illustrated endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Illustrated with beautiful full color and black and white photographs. 152 pages. Dustjacket is not price clipped (14.95 on front inside flap), unchipped, small closed tear at spine gutter. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Chronological survey of 50 of the most notable houses in England from Norman times to the present, emphasizing the unique character of each. Provdes a revealing view ofthe development of the English country house through the ages, its survival in today's economic climate and its continuing importance as a monument to the past. 021734

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Old Touraine (2 Volumes Complete) - The Life and History of the Famous Chateaux of France, Cook, Theodore Andrea
6 Old Touraine (2 Volumes Complete) - The Life and History of the Famous Chateaux of France
Cook, Theodore Andrea
New York James Pott & Co. 1901 First Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Clean and lovely two-volume set in original sturdy cloth dust jackets, with red ribbon page markers. Decorated American trade bindings. Very clean unfaded blue cloth boards with gold coat of arms and line border on covers, coat of arms decoration and gold lettering on spines. No bumping or wear. Bindings are tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with gilt top page edges. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. Frontis illustration in each volume with clean printed tissue guard. Beautiful illustrations throughout both volumes with photographs of chateaux in France and their people. Volume I - 326 pages with index, fold-out geneology chart (chart nearly separated at one fold). Volume 2 - 314 pages with index and fold-out map near rear of book (Map of the Valley of the Loire for "Old Touraine" from the French Government Ordnance Survey in perfect condition). Both dust jackets are in excellent condition, of dark blue stiff cloth with gold decoration and lettering on spine, no tears, fading or chips. 023327

Price: 65.00 USD
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The Art of the Stonemason, Cramb, Ian
7 The Art of the Stonemason
Cramb, Ian
Betterway Publications 1992 1558702253 / 9781558702257 First Paperback Near Fine 
Clean large paperback. No creasing or curling; all pages and edges are clean and bright - no names, writing or marks. Thoroughly illustrated with photographs, drawings. 174 pages. Size is approx. 8-1/2" x 11". Author is a fifth generation stonemason who relies on the old methods of buildign to create and restore beautiful structures that will last for centuries. 027084

Price: 15.00 USD
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8 The New Century Home Book
Du Puy, Frank A.
New York Eaton & Mains 1900 First Hard Cover Near FIne No Dustjacket Jacket 
First Edition, decorated American trade binding. Blue cloth boards with illustrated cover and hearth decoration on spine. Clean, bright, with very little wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking; front free endpaper is missing. Pages are clean and bright. No names, writing or marks. Illustrated with wonderful old photographs of interiors and exteriors of houses from the era. 400 pgs. 005195

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Skyscrapers, Dupre, Judith
9 Skyscrapers
Dupre, Judith
New York Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers 2001 1579121535 / 9781579121532 First Paperback Fine 
First Edition, First Printing, with full letter line on copyright page. Very clean softcover book with French flaps. No creasing, fading or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean; no names, writing or marks. A history of the world's most famous and important skyscrapers, including the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, with beautiful photographs in unusual tall 15" format (15" x 6.25"). 100 tallest buildings in the world with specifications listed in rear of book, with suggested further reading, photography sources. 020215

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Victorian Houses - A Treasury of Lesser-Known Examples, Edmund V. Gillon; Clay Lancaster
10 Victorian Houses - A Treasury of Lesser-Known Examples
Edmund V. Gillon; Clay Lancaster
Dover Publications 1973 0486229661 / 9780486229669 First Paperback Very Good 
Paperback book - size approx. 9-1/2" x 11-1/2". Clean cover with a little light creasing to one corner. No chipping or fading. Binding is tight, pages and edges are clean. Tiny previous owner last name at top edge of front free endpaper; no other marks. Illustrated with full page black and white photographs. 024102

Price: 10.00 USD
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Vanished Towers and Chimes of Flanders, Edwards, George Wharton
11 Vanished Towers and Chimes of Flanders
Edwards, George Wharton
1916 Penn Publishing Company 1916 First Hardcover Near Fine No Dust jacket George Wharton Edwards, Illustrator 
Lovely clean decorated cloth binding. Black cloth boards with purple and blue tower against white background with gold shield border, gold lettering and decorative line border on cover; gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Lovely color frontis illustration with clean printed tissue guard (The Great Cloth Hall - Ypres). Title page has decorative green border. Additional 18 illustrations (black and white and color) with clean printed tissue guards. Foreword by the author. 212 pages with index. In protective mylar cover (removable). 022365

Price: 35.00 USD
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12 Things Chinese and Their Stories
Feibao, Du and Hong Su
Beijing China Travel & Tourism Press 1994 7-5032-1016-8 / 9787503210167 First Soft Cover Near Fine 
Very clean glossy soft-cover book with self-flaps. No chipping, curling or creasing. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or marks. 242 pgs. Illustrated with photographs and drawings. An informative book about all the things of China, from food and drink to collectibles, including ceramics and ancient relics; architecture, folk-arts, paintings and more. 5-1/4" x 7-1/4". China. 014932

Price: 15.00 USD
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The Ancient World, Garbini, Giovanni
13 The Ancient World
Garbini, Giovanni
New York - Toronto McGraw Hill 1966 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean black clothboards with gold lettering on front and spine. Gold celestial illustration on front. Binding is tight and square. Front top board edge very slightly bumped. Clean endpapers illustrated with Ancient Middle Eastern map. Pages and edges are clean and bright with no writing or marks. 200 illustrations, 102 in full color. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped and has a few small closed edge tears, small 1/4 inch chip at base corner of spine. 176 pgs. with index. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8-1/2 x 11-1/2". Art History. 014220

Price: 15.00 USD
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Canon of the Five Orders of Architecture, Giacomo Barozzi da Vignola
14 Canon of the Five Orders of Architecture
Giacomo Barozzi da Vignola
Dover Publications 2011 0486472620 / 9780486472621 First Paperback Near Fine 
Large softcover book (approx. size 8-1/4" x 11" - 44 pages). Ver clean, no fading, wear or creasing. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Tiny previous owner name and date at top edge of front free endpaper. Illustrated. Translated by John Leeke. With a New Introduction by David Watkin. One of history's most published architectural treatises. 024103

Price: 12.00 USD
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Singapore Sketchbook - The Restoration of a City, Gretchen Liu
15 Singapore Sketchbook - The Restoration of a City
Gretchen Liu
Singapore Archipelago Press 1998 9813018089 / 9789813018082 Later printing Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket Graham Byfield, Illustrator 
Beautiful, unworn book and dust jacket. Clean green cloth boards with black lettering on cover and spine. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight, pages and edges are clean and bright with clean color-decorated endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Illustrated with beautiful color paintings throughout (paintings by Graham Byfield); text by Gretchen Liu. Printed on high quality paper. 76 pages. Clean unchipped dust jacket, no wear, no tears, enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. With more than a hundred original watercolors and pencil sketches, Singapore Sketchbook is an evocative record of the successful rstoration of this historic city's rich architectural heritage. 026750

Price: 25.00 USD
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Blueprints: Twenty-Six Extraordinary Structures, Grey, Christopher (with John Boswell)
16 Blueprints: Twenty-Six Extraordinary Structures
Grey, Christopher (with John Boswell)
New York Fireside (Simon & Schuster) 1982 0671419730 / 9780671419738 First Paperback Very Good+ 
First Edition, First Printing with full number line on copyright page. Large softcover book (11" x 14"). Covers are clean, no creasing or chipping, very slight rubbing at spine folds. Binding is tight, no curling or cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright, no names, writing or marks. Beautifully illustrated with photographs, blueprints, some fold-outs. 127 pages. Awesome collection of blueprints and photographs of some truly iconic structures, everything from "The Spirit of St. Louis to the Concorde, from the Statue of Liberty to the Biltmore Estate and Washington Cathedral. 027214

Price: 40.00 USD
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A Loiterer in New York - Discoveries Made by a Rambler Through Obvious Yet Unsought Highways and Byways, Henderson, Helen W.
17 A Loiterer in New York - Discoveries Made by a Rambler Through Obvious Yet Unsought Highways and Byways
Henderson, Helen W.
New York George H. Doran 1917 Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket 
Probable second printing (no GHD symbol on copyright page). Decorated American trade binding. Green cloth boards with gold lettering, gold bridge decoration on cover. Slight surface wear to corners, no fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with gilt top page edges. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Frontis photo illustration of the Plaza fountains in New York City, with tissue guard; 86 illustrations total. Preface by Paul W. Bartlett. 454 pages. A large book in which the author explores New York City's history, art and architecture, including churches, bridges, libraries, statues, museums and great hotels. 022841

Price: 45.00 USD
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Westminster Abbey (Cathedrals, Abbeys & Famous Churches), Home, Gordon
18 Westminster Abbey (Cathedrals, Abbeys & Famous Churches)
Home, Gordon
London J. M. Dent 1925 Hardcover Very Good+ Fair Jacket 
Small clean book (illustrated) in original dust jacket. Size approx. 4-3/4" x 7". Purple cloth boards with black lettering and decoration on cover and spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with illustrated endpapers. Neatly penned previous owner inscription on back of front free endpaper dated 1939. Edited and illustrated by Gordon Home. 192 pages with index. Dust jacket has edge chipping, separation at front flap fold, half of spine missing. Enclosed in archival quality removable mylar cover. 023461

Price: 20.00 USD
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Barcelona, Hughes, Robert
19 Barcelona
Hughes, Robert
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1992 0394580273 / 9780394580272 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
Stated First Edition in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean red cloth boards with gold author intials on cover, gold lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright with clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Illustrated with black and white photographs. 585 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A masterful work which brings to life one of the world's most fabled cities. 026666

Price: 18.00 USD
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Legacy in Stone: The Rideau Corridor, Humphreys, Barbara and Fiona Spalding-Smith
20 Legacy in Stone: The Rideau Corridor
Humphreys, Barbara and Fiona Spalding-Smith
Erin, Ontario, Canada Boston Mills Press 1999 155046213X / 9781550462135 First Hardcover Fine Very Good+ Jacket Fiona Spalding-Smith, Photographer 
First Edition in unclipped dust jacket. Clean unfaded black cloth boards with bright silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright with clean endpapers - no names, writing or bookplates. Illustrated with full color photographs by Fiona Spalding-Smith. 96 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, not price clipped, has one short closed edge tear. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Stretching some 200 kilometres between Kingston and Ottawa, the Rideau Corridor encompasses a wealth of rural charm. At its heart, the Rideau Canal connects a series of rivers and lakes to create one of the most picturesque waterways on the continent. Throughout the nineteenth century, hundreds of buildings were constructed here of stone, because of its availability and the number of skilled masons who remained in the area after their work on the Canal. Photographer Fiona Spalding-Smith and historian Barbara Humphreys have chosen as examples many fine structures that demonstrate the incomparable beauty, versatility, endurance and strength of stone. 027365

Price: 17.00 USD
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