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Austin Val Verde: A Montecito Masterpiece, Aran, Berge
1 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
2 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

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The English Farmhouse, Briggs, Martin S.
3 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
4 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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Romance of the Feudal Chateaux, Champney, Elizabeth W.
5 Romance of the Feudal Chateaux
Champney, Elizabeth W.
New York G. P. Putnam 1911 Later printing Hardcover Fine No dust jacket 
Lovely decorated American trade binding in fine condition. Light grey ribbed cloth boards with dark gray, black and gold decoration and lettering on cover and spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with gilt top page edges, clean blank endpapers - no names, writing or bookplates. Title page printed in red and black, with photo frontispiece with printed tissue guard. Illustrated throughout with drawings, photogravure images with printed tissue guards. 436 pages. In clear removable mylar cover. 027020

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6 Sun Spaces: New Vistas for Living and Growing
Clegg, Peter & Derry Watkins
Pownal, VT Garden Way /Storey Communications, Inc. 1987 0-88266-452-2 / 9780882664521 First Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Very clean green cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or bookplates. 206 pgs. Well illustrated with photographs, drawings and plans. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, has slight edgewear. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8-1/2" x 11". Home Decorating. 009040

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Old Touraine (2 Volumes Complete) - The Life and History of the Famous Chateaux of France, Cook, Theodore Andrea
7 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

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The Art of the Stonemason, Cramb, Ian
8 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

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9 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
10 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
11 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

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Vanished Towers and Chimes of Flanders, Edwards, George Wharton
12 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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Canon of the Five Orders of Architecture, Giacomo Barozzi da Vignola
13 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
14 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

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Blueprints: Twenty-Six Extraordinary Structures, Grey, Christopher (with John Boswell)
15 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

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Westminster Abbey (Cathedrals, Abbeys & Famous Churches), Home, Gordon
16 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

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Legacy in Stone: The Rideau Corridor, Humphreys, Barbara and Fiona Spalding-Smith
17 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

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American Colonial Architecture - Its Origin & Development, Jackson, Joseph
18 American Colonial Architecture - Its Origin & Development
Jackson, Joseph
Philadelphia David McKay 1924 First Hardcover Fine no dust jacket 
Very clean decorated American trade binding. Clean green cloth boards with gold lettering, decoration and line border on cover, gold lettering on spine. No fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Illustrated with photographs. 228 pages with index. 027574

Price: 35.00 USD
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Household Elegancies - Suggestions in Household Art and Tasteful Home Decorations, Jones, Mrs. C.S. and Henry T. Williams
19 Household Elegancies - Suggestions in Household Art and Tasteful Home Decorations
Jones, Mrs. C.S. and Henry T. Williams
New York Henry T. Williams 1877 Fourth Edition Hardcover Very Good No Dust jacket 
Fourth Edition (stated). Blue-gray cloth boards with black lettering and decoration on cover, gilt lettering and decoration on spine. A few tiny spots of wear-through at top and bottom spine edges, surface rubbing to boards. Binding is tight & square; book is sturdy with clean chocolate brown endpapers. Previous owner name and date (1880) neatly penned on blank fly leaf. 300 pp. plus index and several pages of advertising. Beautifully illustrated in black and white. 019446

Price: 50.00 USD
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Fletcher Steele, Landscape Architect: An Account of the Gardenmaker's Life, 1885-1971, Karson, Robin S.
20 Fletcher Steele, Landscape Architect: An Account of the Gardenmaker's Life, 1885-1971
Karson, Robin S.
Sagapress, Incorporated 1989 0810915235 / 9780810915237 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
Stated First Printing in clean unchipped original dust jacket, with errata slip laid in. Clean turquoise blue cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Beautifully illustrated with color and black & white photographs. 344 pages with index. Dust jacket is unchipped, no tears or wear - enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Book size is approximately 9" x 10-1/2". 025135

Price: 75.00 USD
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