1812. A leaf from The History of the Abbey Church or St. Peter's Westminster: Its Antiques and Monuments, by Rudolph Ackermann. In 1795 Ackermann set up a lithographic press and opened a business in copper lithographs. Ackermann was a creative and efficient publisher, who brought innovative techniques to the commercial production of color plate books as well as an uncompromising attention to detail which ensured uniform high quality. Print method is Engraving-Aquatint on India paper, measuring 343 x 278 mm. or approximately 13 1/2 x 11 inches. Archivally matted. #48642. Very Good.
1812. A leaf from The History of the Abbey Church or St. Peter's Westminster: Its Antiques and Monuments, by Rudolph Ackermann. In 1795 Ackermann set up a lithographic press and opened a business in copper lithographs. Ackermann was a creative and efficient publisher, who brought innovative techniques to the commercial production of color plate books as well as an uncompromising attention to detail which ensured uniform high quality. Print method is Engraving-Aquatint on India paper, measuring 343 x 278 mm. or approximately 13 1/2 x 11 inches. Archivally matted. #48672. Very Good.
London: Country Life Ltd, 1929. Hardcover. Quarto. Black cloth spine with grey cloth boards. Gilt title to spine and black and gilt title label to front cover. Front hinge cloth is split, but board remains attached. Soiling to front cover. Bookcloth on rear cover is lifting where the grey cloth meets the black cloth spine. Fading and some discolored spots to spine. Pen inscription to front endpaper, else clean interior. Filled with black and white photographic illustrations. Interior hinges are starting. 196 pages. DEC/102618. Very Good.
New York: Rizzoli, 1981. Hardcover. Navy blue cloth boards with white title to spine and front cover. Minor wear to edges of boards and corners. Rubbing and a few scuff marks to covers. A few splits to binding; although, all pages remain bound. Clean interior. Filled with photographic images and diagrams. No jacket. 400 pages. ARCH/102618. Very Good.
London: Oxford University Press, 1949. Hardcover. VG 8vo with maroon paper covered boards. Minor rubbing to edges and corners. Slight fading to foot of gilt stamped spine; small portion of cloth slightly wrinkled on both boards. Illustrated DJ in good condition; darkening to spine, front panel detached along front joint, lacks bottom inch of spine. Pages lightly yellowed w/age, mostly clean. Illustrated with 25 b/w photos, including frontispiece, and numerous diagrams, one of which folds-out. 223pp. Architecture. ARC/12133. Very Good.
New York: Architectural Book Publishing Co., Inc., 1929. Skidmore, Louis. Hardcover. Folio. Dark brown cloth boards with gilt title to spine and front board. Minor fraying to spine ends, bumping to top front and rear bottom corners, and light scuff mark to front board. The interior is very clean overall with a few smudge marks. Illustrated with sketches in pen, pencil and drypoint, and photographs by the author. Includes beautiful engraved frontispiece. 246 pages. ARCH/092707. Very Good Plus.
London: The Architectural Press, 1981. Paperback. Second edition. This new edition includes an index. "The first part [of this book] is an Owner's Handbook which explains briefly teh unique qualities of Edinburgh's New Town and the efforts being made to repair and maintain the buildings, then, with the help of illustrations adn charts, the book identifies the weak spots which need regular attention" (foreword). Brown paper wrappers with white spine panel titled in black. Minor wear to edges of covers. Size: Quarto. 225 pages. ARCH/102618. Very Good.
Celiv; Gruppo Editoriale, 1990. Hardcover. Black cloth boards with embossed title to spine. Minor fading to spine. Several splits to binding, making it loose - although, all pages remain bound. Filled with color photographic illustrations. In color illustrated dust jacket with black spine panel titled in white. Chipping, closed tears, and wear to jacket. Large quarto. May require an extra shipping fee. 228 pages. ARCH/102618. Very Good / Very Good.
New York: Benjamin F. Buck, 1910. Signed by the artist, James H. Findley. During the last years of his life Edgar Allan Poe lived in The Bronx, NY. It was here that he wrote several of his best known poems including "Annabel Lee," "The Bells", and "Eureka." He moved to the small farmhouse in 1846 with his wife, Virginia, with the hope that the country air would improve her health. Unfortunately, she died of tuberculosis the following year. Two years later Poe died in Baltimore by an undetermined cause. The Poe Cottage which was built around 1812 is currently maintained by the Bronx County Historical Society and is open for visitors. This print features the cottage, the woody surroundings, and a small portrait portrait of Poe. It is attractively framed in dark wood with an archival mat. The print measures 9.5 x 13 inches. Frame measures 20 x 25 inches. Near Fine.
Richmond: Garrett and Massie, 1950. Hardcover. Very good blue boards with silver gilt seal and border on front board, titling on spine. Soiling along spine with some fading; front board spotted with light brown. 109 b/w plates of examples of Jefferson's architecture; index; 153 pp. Architecture. ARCH/1213. Very Good.
New York: The Vendome Press, 1979. Hardcover. With 245 black and white illustrations and 46 color plates. "The most beautiful [French houses] were chosen and photographed by the editors of Realites, adn among these most are here being reproduced in book form for the first time. To bring them to life, Claude Fregnac and Wayne Andrews have prepared a colorful and amusing text that is a capsule social history of Paris through the centuries, as well as a history of architecture and decoration" (jacket). Brown cloth boards with gilt title to spine and front board. Minor wear to edges of boards and bumping to corners. Clean and bright overall with small dampstain to top margin of some pages. In an illustrated dust jacket with white spine panel titled in black. Minor chipping and wear to edges of jacket. Evidence of dampstain to top of spine panel of jacket and small drip mark to bottom of spine panel. 280 pages. ARCH/102618. Very Good / Very Good.
Victoria, Australia: The Images Publishing Group Pty Ltd, 2004. Hardcover. This book "celebrates village architecture in four Mediterranean regions: the hilltowns of central Italy, the Aegean islands of Greece, the Dalmation coast, and the Andalusian region of southern Spain. This extensive collection of drawings, photographs, paintings, and maps is tightly formatted and presented in a cohesive and holistic manner" (jacket). Fine in black cloth boards with embossed title to spine. In black illustrated dust jacket with yellow and white title to spine and front panels. Light wear to edges of jacket. Bookplate from previous owner to front endpaper. 316 pages. ARCH/032718. Fine / Fine.
Antique Collectors' Club, 1984. Hardcover. Originally published by Country Life in 1955. "[These volumes] are important for the discussion of the house in its setting and the design of the interiors. The house is examined as a while and not just a series of elevations and plans. Sensible as the approach may seem it is not one that is universally adopted by other authors. The Country House series is not only a source of excellent information but makes fascinating reading. It remains the standard work" (jacket). Greenish grey cloth boards with gilt titles to spines and front covers. In pictorial dust jackets with white spine panels titled in black. Minor wear to edges of jackets. Long closed tear to front panel of jacket of third volume. Clean interiors with many black and white photographic illustrations. These books smell like incense. Each volume is about 255 pages. ARCH/102618. Very Good / Very Good.
Rotterdam: Nai Publishers, 2000. Hardcover. 4to. SCARCE. White cloth boards with yellow title to spine. Clean, bright interior filled with illustrations. White illustrated dust jacket with black title to spine. Small closed tear along top edge of jacket. 299 pages. ARCH/092507. Fine in Near Fine dust jacket.