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Kobayashi, Toshiyuki. Tokyo: A.D.A. Edita, 1990. Wraps. First Edition. 193 pp. 4to. Slight scuffing to covers from shelf wear. Small spots to front and rear endpapers, clean within. No dust jacket, as issued. Text in Japanese and English.
Photographs, measured drawings, and text investigate the architeture of Shin Takamatsu (b. 1948) in this monograph devoted to his work. Very Good.
Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 1964. Hardcover. First Edition. First Printing. 64 pp. Folio. Light soiling and wear to cover boards. Previous owner's name and date of acquisition on first free endpaper, very clean within.
Important early work that turned a light on the growing urban landscape, the management of roads and access points focused primarily on metropolitan Boston, Massachusetts. Very Good.
London: Faber & Faber Limited, 1950. Hardcover. First Edition. First Printing. Light wear and soiling to dust jacket, minor sunning to spine, small closed tear at midpointo n spine, now in mylar cover. Blue cloth boards with slight discoloration along spine, gold embossed titling to spine. Pervious owner's bookplate on front pastedown, clean within.
First English edition of Bruno Zevi's (1918-2000) groundbreaking book. Although Zevi spends considerable time on the work of Frank Lloyd Wright, he expands the vision for organic architecture beyond Wright's work to the work of Alvar Aalto, Richard Neutra, and others that we don't usually associate with organic architecture. Very Good / Very Good.
Copenhagen, Denmark: The Danish Architectural Press, 2001. Hardcover. First Edition. 175 pp. 4to. Dust jacket has very light scuffing from shelf wear, now in mylar cover. Clean and crisp within.
A very rare volume that details the life and work of Danish landscape architect and professor of landscape architecture, Carl Theodor Sorensen (1893-1979). Fine / fine.
Sanders, Mark. Tucson, AZ: Peccary Press, 1993. Hardcover. Limited Edition. 23 pp. Folio. A beautifully produced volume with an unusual, curved shape. The cover cloth is both blue and a light orange, the blue edge representing the Santa Cruz River. A clean, crisp copy.
Produced in an edition of 150 numbered copies and 26 lettered copies. This is copy #48 of the numbered edition and is signed by the author on the colophon. Fine.
Shulman, Julius. Portland, OR: Nazraeli Press, 2006. Hardcover. Limited Edition. 77 pp. 4to. Light green cloth covers with black embossed titling to cover and spine, black & white photographer of a diver inset into front panel. Shulman's signature is also black embossed onto the rear board. Very light bumping to corners. No dust jacket as issued.
Published in an edition of 1,000 copies as signed by Julius Shulman (1910-2009) on the title page. Fine.
East Aurora, NY: Roycrofters, 1902. Half Leather. First Edition. 172 pp. Half-leather binding with gold embossed titling to cover boards, gray patch tilte to spine with gold embossed titling. Green paper covered boards, spine was originally a green that must have complemented the paper covers, it has now faded to brown. Gift inscription on first free endpaper, clean within. Top edge of text block gilded, foredge and foot have a deckled edge. A nice, early Roycroft production. Very Good.
Haverhill, NH: J.F.C. Hayes, 1841. Full Leather. First Edition. vi, 240 pp. Full leather binding with considerable wear and scuffing, hinge beginning to split at head of spine. First free endpaperhas split at gutter but still tight to text block. Darkening to interior pages, foxing to prelims but hardly present beyond. Various pencil notations to first free endpapers, doodles from its 19th century owners.
An early history of the area that now comprises Coos County, New Hampshire, the northernmost county in the state. Good.
Philadelphia, PA: M. Carey, 1813. Three Quarter Leather. First Edition. First US Edition, first published in England in 1808.  ads, 286 pp. 16mo. Three quarter leather binding with considerable wear and scuffing, top copvers, losses to corners. First free endpaper missing, darkening to pages from age and foxing throughout. OCLC lists only three copies in institutions. Good.
S.J.FJ. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1895. Hardcover. First Edition. 139 pp. 8vo. Beautifully illustrated color printed boards. Light scuffing from shelf wear. Edges of text block stained green, interior clean and tight.
The first installment of the Miss Phoebe Gray series in amazing shape for a first edition of this juvenile series. Very Good.
Smither, James G. Sri Lanka: Academy of Sri Lankan Culture, 1992. Limited Edition. Facsimile Edition. 64 pp. 67 Plates. Elephant Folio. Very minor scuffing to covers, clean within. Plates consist of measured drawings, sketches, and photographs. Many of the plates are folding. Slipcase in Fine condition. Oversize book, will require additional shipping costs.
Documentation by James Smither (1833-1901) who served as Ceylon's (Sri Lanka) first "Architect to the Government of Ceylon" from 1865 to 1883. Smither's measured drawings and descriptions some of the sacred structures of Abhayagiri Vih ra which was an important monastery site for Mahayana, Theravada, and Vajrayana Buddhism and remains one of the most sacred sites in Sri Lanka for Buddhist pilgrimage. Originally published in 1894, this facsimile edition was printed in.....
Paris: Editions Charles Moreau, 1925. Portfolio. First Edition. Unpag. Elephant Folio. Portfolio includes 8 pp of text with an introduction and list of the 32 plates. Plates and text are laid into publisher’s portfolio, original cloth ties missing. Binding has a water stain to front cover that bled through and has left a stain on the cover and has bled through to the first four pages of the half-title and title page. No damage to plates within, interior text and plates very clean and sharp. All text is in French. Oversize portfolio, may require additional postage.
A beautiful set of collection of early Art Moderne sculpture that is found not only as sculpture, but as bas relief, interior mouldings for buildings, as well as columns.....
Zumthor, Peter. London: Serpentine Gallery/Koenig Books, 2011. Hardcover. First Edition. 94 pp. 4to. Purple partial dust jacket that revelas titling printed in white no the black cloth boards of the books. Clean within.
Catalog from the Serpentine Gallery's 11th annual architecture series in which the renowned Swiss architect Peter Zumthor was commissioned to create the 2011 Pavillion. This was Zumthor's first building in the UK with an interior garden created by Dutch garden desinger Piet Oudolf. A scarce catalog. Fine / Fine.
Honolulu, HI: University of Hawai'i Press, 2002. Hardcover. First Edition. First Printing. xviii, 283 pp. 8vo. Clean, crisp copy with dust jacket in mylar cover.
From the dust jacket, "This volume delves into questions of beauty and ideas of nature expressed in the visual and literary arts of Japan as well as notions of taste and creativity in garden making. It goes beyond the popular understanding of Japanese gardens and locates them in a larger social and cultural context..." Fine / Fine.