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Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$75.00

Alabastine Co.
Dainty Wall Decorations
Grand Rapids, MI: The Alabastine Co., 1908

Narrow quarto. 32 pp; 13 color illustrations; 27 panel designs & b/w photos. Red & beige embossed wrapper with string tie. VG, a clean, unmarked copy; covers show light soil, 2-in. watermark on bottom edge of front cover. The Alabastine Company, founded in 1879, produced a variety of paint products from the gypsum that was mined from the shale beds near Grand Rapids, Michigan. It's earliest product, a dry pigment wall paint, was marketed as a "sanitary" and "hygienic" alternative to more traditional wall coverings of the day, such as lead-based paints, whitewash, and wallpaper. This booklet offers color schemes for various rooms in a house, in addition to a church and a schoolroom. Not in OCLC.
Inventory number #014023



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$40.00

Stowell, Kenneth K.
HOUSE BEAUTIFUL. January 1937
NY: Hearst Magazines, 1937

Vol. 79, No. 1. Folio (13"x 10"). 76 pp; full of color & b/w illustrations. Paperback. VG, a clean, unmarked copy; spine moderately rubbed. Articles include the winners of the Ninth annual Small House competition, and many others.
Inventory number #014008



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Near Fine


Price:
$175.00

Christie's
Bel Ameublement Provenant des Collections de Valerian Rybar et Jean-Francois Daigre. 5 June 2003
Paris: Christie's, 2003

Quarto. 108 pp with 195 lots mostly illustrated in color and all described in detail. Text in French, essay also in English. Paperback. Near Fine, a clean, unmarked copy; covers bright, mild bend to one corner. The objects in this sale come from Rybar and Daigre's Parisian residence, a rue du Bac townhouse famous for their mirrored sitting room. Among the most spectacular pieces - a pair of giltwood military trophies that belonged to British novelist Somerset Maugham; a sumptuous pair of armchairs commissioned by Louise Elisabeth of France for the Colorno Palace in Parma; a 17th-century Italian pietra dura cabinet; and many 1970's creations. The pair are well known for designing Alexis de Rede's Bal Oriental at the Hotel Lambert. Scarce.
Inventory number #013896



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Near Fine
Jacket: Near Fine


Price:
$95.00

Mongiardino, Renzo, edited by Fiorenzo Cattaneo
ROOMSCAPES: The Decorative Architecture of Renzo Mongiardino
NY: Rizzoli, 1993

First edition. Quarto. 208 pp; profusely illustrated with color photographs. Cloth with dustjacket. Fine/Near Fine, a crisp, unmarked copy; jacket has no tears, narrow, sunned strip at edge of spine, minor scuffing on front panel. The first monograph on the work of this renowned interior designer who had a dramatic, theatrical approach to design. He drew on sources that range from ancient Greek, Roman, and Etruscan artifacts to the work of Renaissance and baroque masters Michelangelo, Palladio, Bernini, and Borromini.
Inventory number #013616



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Fine
Jacket: Near Fine


Price:
$25.00

Tarlow, Rose
THE PRIVATE HOUSE
NY: Random House, 2001

Fourth printing. Quarto. 256 pp; including 150 color illustrations. Hardcover with dustjacket. Fine/Near Fine, a crisp, unmarked copy; unclipped jacket has minimal wear to spine ends. The author, a prominent interior designer, offers insights into the mind of a master designer, as well as a glimpse into some of the extraordinary homes she has decorated. She discusses simple principles of creative design that are appropriate to any home.
Inventory number #013581



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Near Fine


Price:
$30.00

Wilk, Christopher
MARCEL BREUER: Furniture and Interiors
NY: Museum of Modern Art, 1981

First printing. Small quarto. 192 pp; 199 b/w illustrations; bibliography. Paperback. Near Fine, a crisp, unmarked, tight copy, covers bright & glossy. The first comprehensive study of Breuer's furniture & interiors; companion to the 1981 MOMA exhibition. Exhibition brochure laid in; errata slip taped to front flyleaf.
Inventory number #013463



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: None


Price:
$60.00

Morrison. A.G.
Drapery, Interior Decoration and Architecture: A Practical Hand-book for the Dealer, Decorator and the Workroom
NY: T.A. Cawthra & Co., 1906

4to. 139 pp; 245 b/w photos, drawings & plans, 33 pp of advertisements. Dark green cloth with gilt lettering on cover. VG, former owner name on front pastedown, else an unmarked copy; cover has light wear to spine ends & corners, light spotting to cloth at edges of front cover
Inventory number #013425



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Near Fine


Price:
$20.00

Phillips, Lisa, et al
HIGH STYLES: Twentieth-Century American Design
NY: Whitney Museum/Summit Books, 1985

Quarto. 212 pp; illustrated throughout in color and b/w. Paperback. Near Fine, a clean, unmarked copy, mild rubbing to edge of spine. Catalogue of the Whitney Museum of American Art 1985-86 exhibition of objects from the art nouveau period through the post-modernist movement in America. It includes the work of many architects and designers such as Frank Lloyd Wright, Eames, Saarinen, Frank Gehry, Scott Burton, Sam Maloof, Dale Chihuly, Donald Judd, Wallace Nutting, Donald Deskey and many others.
Inventory number #013339



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Near Fine
Jacket: None


Price:
$100.00

Cowles, Fleur, Editor
FLAIR Annual 1953
NY: Cowles Magazines, 1952

First edition. Folio. 229 pp; profusely illustrated in color & b/w, with many gatefolds & cutouts. Decorated red cloth with cutout in front board. Near FIne, a crisp, unmarked copy; original glassine jacket, edges chipped. A compilation of subjects -- art, fashion, culture, travel, gardens, music, personalities, etc. Published in book form in answer to the many queries Cowles received as to when/if the magazine would resume publication. It was the first and only annual published.
Inventory number #013277



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Near Fine
Jacket: Very Good


Price:
$25.00

Donovan, Carrie, ed.
LIVING WELL: The New York Times Book of Home Design and Decoration
NY: Times Books, 1981

First edition. Quarto. 254 pp; hundreds of color photographs. Cloth with dustjacket. Near Fine/VG, a clean, unmarked copy; unclipped jacket shows minor scuffing. A collection of noteworthy interiors selected by the New York Times' editors, they include a palazzo in the hills overlooking Genoa, Italy; Karl Lagerfeld's Paris apartment; a designer's cozy country retreat in France; and a fixed-up camper
Inventory number #012740



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Fine
Jacket: Near Fine


Price:
$60.00

Johnson, Jay
JED JOHNSON: Opulent Restraint
NY: Rizzoli, 2005

First printing. Quarto. 224 pp; profusely illustrated in color & b/w. Hardcover with dustjacket. Fine/Near Fine, a crisp, unmarked copy; jacket glossy with no wear. This is "the first book to chronicle the fascinating career, work and times of an interior design superstar whose life was cut short in 1996 by the disastrous explosion of TWA Flight 800.... His impressive celebrity client list included Pierre Berge, Mick Jagger and Jerry Hall, Richard Gere, and Barbara Streisand."
Inventory number #012626



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: None


Price:
$40.00

Bernier, Georges & Rosamond
EUROPEAN DECORATION: Creative Contemporary Interiors
NY: Reynal & Co., 1969

Quarto. 185 pp; illustrated throughout with b/w & color illustrations. Cloth-backed illustrated boards, lacks jacket. VG+, a clean, unmarked copy; corners rubbed with cardboard underneath showing. Culled from the pages of the prestigious French arts publication L'Oeil, this book features diverse interiors by many noted interior designers, including Andree Putman, Karl Lagerfeld, Mara Agnelli, Renzo Mongiardino, Marc Bohan, Primrose Bordier, Van Day Truex, David Hicks, and others.
Inventory number #012019



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good-


Price:
$65.00

Collins Hardware Company
COLLINS HARDWARE COMPANY INCORPORATED: Builders Hardware Catalog
Lynn, MA: Collins Hardware Co. Inc., 1908

Quarto. 16 pp; b/w illustrations. Paperback. G+ to VG-, cover edges a bit brittle, covers soiled. Excellent original illustrated catalog of door knobs, drawer pulls and other items.
Inventory number #011800



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Fine
Jacket: None


Price:
$150.00

Cuvillies, Francois
MORCEAUX DE CAPRICES A DIVERS USAGES = Entwurfe und Skizzen zu verschiedenem Gebrauch
Munich: Battenberg, 1981

Folio. [4] pp; 48 black & white plates. Text in German. Vellum-backed decorated boards in protective cardboard slipcase. As new, a fine, unmarked copy. Fine reproductions of designs by Bavarian rococo architect and designer Francois Cuvillies (1695-1768).
Inventory number #011718



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$30.00

Cooper, Dan
INSIDE YOUR HOME
NY: Dan Cooper Publication, 1951

8vo. 127 pp; illustrated w/color frontis photo, b/w photos & drawings by Teresa Kilham. Spiral bound. Interior design from the 50s.
Inventory number #011635



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$20.00


Kirsch Window & Door Draping Manual. Vol. 1, No. 9
Sturgis, MI: Kirsch Manufacturing Company, 1925

Quarto. 12 pp; full of b/w illustrations. Stapled wraps. VG, vertical crease in center, bottom front corner creased, tiny nick in fore edge, well thumbed. This is the French Door issue.
Inventory number #011623



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Near Fine
Jacket: Very Good


Price:
$20.00

Lowe, David
CHICAGO INTERIORS: Views of a Splendid World
Chicago: Contemporary Books, 1979

Quarto. 150 pp; b/w illustrations throughout; sources and notes for illustrations. index. Cloth in unclipped dustjacket. Near fine in VG jacket. A couple of small edge tears to jacket. 250 illustrations, many of vanished places, gathered from Chicago's archives.
Inventory number #011596



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: Very Good


Price:
$75.00

Uecker, Wolf
Art Nouveau and Art Deco Lamps and Candlesticks
NY: Abbeville Press, 1986

First American edition. Quarto. 280 pp; illustrated with color and b/w photographs throughout; index. Cloth with dustjacket. Very good in VG jacket.
Inventory number #011593



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Near Fine
Jacket: Very Good


Price:
$55.00

Baschet, Roger & Rene Briat
STYLES REGIONAUX: Architecture, Mobilier, Decoration. Vol. 3: Lorraine, Luxeuil-Montbeliard, Franche-Comte, Bresse-Bugey, Savoie, Dauphine
Paris: Baschet & Cie., 1967

Quarto. 200 pp; profuse b/w & color illustrations. Text in French. Tan boards with dustjacket. Near Fine/VG, a clean, unmarked copy, top corners bumped; jacket has two short edge tears, minor wear to two corners. Architecture, furniture and decoration of the following regions: Lorraine, Luxeuil-Montbeliard, Franche-Comte, Bresse-Bugey, Savoie, Dauphine.
Inventory number #011411



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Near Fine
Jacket: Near Fine


Price:
$20.00

Emery, Sherman R.
STYLED FOR LIVING: A Selection of Residential Projects from the Pages of Interior Design Magazine
NY: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1983

First edition. Quarto. 240 pp; color photographs throughout; directory of interior designers; sources for furnishings. Cloth with dustjacket. Near Fine/Near Fine, a clean, unmarked copy; unclipped jacket has no chips or tears. The interiors, taken from Interior Design Magazine, are arranged into eight groups, including weekend houses, loft apartments, interiors designed for collections of art or antiques; lighting effects, and others.
Inventory number #011404