Chicago: American School of Home Economics, 1912-1914. Hardcover. An uncommon book comprised of three works: The House Its Plan, Decoration and Care by Bevier: Household Hygiene by Elliott; and Household Management by Terrill. The three authors were all university or college teachers. The handbook offers a fascinating look at housekeeping techniques and beliefs in the early 20th century. Each work is paginated separately. The topics range from an historical overview of housing to housing care and cleanliness, to the keeping of household accounts and managing expenditures. With illustrations, graphs, and tables throughout. Boundin yellow cloth with title in black to front cover and spine. Binding is bumped and somewhat soiled but still very good. Interior pages are in very good condition. Bevier book: 226 pages; Elliott: 228 pages; Terrill: 214 pages. ETI/041317. Very Good.
Conran Octopus, 1996. Hardcover. 4to. Black cloth boards with orange title to spine and front board. Pristine interior with many full color illustrations. tight binding. Blue dj with orange/blue spine panel and white title to spine. Scuffing to panels of dj and minor wear to edges. INT/072205. Very Good Plus in Very Good dj.
London: Conran Octopus Limited, (2002). Hardcover. 4to. Black paper covered boards with silver title to spine. Minor wear to corners and spine ends. Pristine interior filled with color illustrations. Black and red illustrated dust jacket with red title to front panel and white title to red spine. Small open tear to front panel. Index, 192 pages. Interior design. INT/081508. Near Fine in Very Good + DJ.
Viking Studio Books, 1989. Phelps, David. Hardcover. 4to. Green cloth boards with gilt title to spine. Pristine, tight interior with full color illustrations. Illustrated dj with white spine panel and black title to spine. Wear to corners of dj and minor scuffing to panels. INT/081605. Fine in Very Good Plus dj.
New York: Rizzoli, (1990). Hardcover. 4to. Red paper covered boards with gilt title to spine. Light bumping to spine ends and corners. Previous owner's name to front free end page. Else is clean and bright with many full color photographic illustrations throughout. Illustrated dust jacket with white title to front and spine panels. Index, 224 pages. Interior design. INT/081312. Near Fine in Near Fine Dust Jacket.
New York: Clarkson N. Potter, 1990. Brittain, David (photographer). Hardcover. 4to. A beautifully designed book which gives a wide range of Indian interior design examples from city palaces to small rural huts. There is even a section on dungas (small boats). Bright yellow cloth board with silver title to spine. Pristine interior filled with full color photographs. Tight binding. Colorful dj with white spine and pink title to spine. Large scratch to rear panel of dj. 299 pp. INT/081605. Fine in Near Fine dj.