FIELD, Roswell. THE BONDAGE OF BALLINGER. Chicago: Fleming H. Revell Company, 1903. 12mo. Cloth. Frontispiece, 214, (1) pages. First edition. A fictional story about a man with a love of books, who moves to the American South to open a bookstore and goes into bankruptcy. We emphasize that this is a fiction (hopefully). Tip of spine chipped as well as in center; edges of boards also chipped and priced accordingly.
HOLMES, Oliver Wendell. MECHANISM IN THOUGHT AND MORALS. Boston: James R. Osgood & Co., 1871. 12mo. Publisher's cloth. 101 pages. First edition. Being an address before the Phi Beta Kappa Society of Harvard University, June 29, 1870. Newsclipping attached to first front free endpaper, signatures in pencil on first and second front free endpapers, some cover wear, front hinge internally cracked.
(BIBLIOMYSTERY) TAYLOR, L.A. FOOTNOTE TO MURDER. New York: Walker and Company, (1983). 8vo. Cloth, dust jacket. 180 pages. First edition. A librarian, researching true-crime books, uncovers a pattern in several seemingly unrelated murders--a pattern that implicates her employer and his son, with whom she is romantically involved. Very good.
Description: STOWE, Harriet Beecher. DRED; A TALE OF THE GREAT DISMAL SWAMP. Two volumes. Boston: Phillips, Sampson and Company, 1856. 12mo. Publisher's blindstamped cloth. 329, (7); 370 pages. First edition. [Wright 2.2391]. Dred...followed the publication of Uncle Tom's Cabin, and it also received wide acclaim from abolitionists; one hundred thousand copies of this anti-slavery book were sold in England in less than a month. Some cover wear, minor foxing, both hinges of Volume II internally cracked, front ... Read More
Description: BERNOULLI, Rudolf. DIE ROMANISCHE PORTALARCHITEKTUR IN DER PROVENCE. Strassburg: Heitz & Mundel, 1906. 4to. Wrappers. viii, 86, (1) pages. First edition. Bernoulli focuses on Romanesque doorways found in Provence, with illustrations. Unopened, uncut. Short tear on lightly marked, front cover, else very good. Read More
Description: (CARO) SEGHEZZI, Anton Federigo. DELLE LETTERE FAMILIARI DEL COMMENDATORE ANNIBAL CARO. Three volumes. Padua: Giuseppe Comino, 1742. 16mo. Contemporary calf. First edition. [Brunet V, 30735]. Letters of the sixteenth-century Italian poet, Annibal Caro. Each volume contains an engraved title page, Volume I also includes a portrait of Caro. Very good. Read More
Description: BAUM, Julius. BAUKUNST UND DEKORATIVE PLASTIK DER FRUHRENAISSANCE IN ITALIEN. Stuttgart: Julius Hoffmann, 1920. 4to. Cloth spine, boards. xxxi, (i), 302, (1) pages. First edition. Italian plasterwork of the 15th and 16th century is documented with 467 illustrations. Light edge wear. Rubberstamp on a few leaves, spine slightly shaken, else very good. Read More
Description: VAUX, Calvert. VILLAS AND COTTAGES A SERIES OF DESIGNS PREPARED FOR EXECUTION IN THE UNITED STATES. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1857. 8vo. Publisher's cloth. Frontispiece, (vi), 318 pages, 1 color plate. [Hitchcock, 1307]. Vaux, an Englishman, came to America about 1850 to work with A.J. Downing; he later worked with Frederick Law Olmstead on his winning design for New York City's Central Park and as consulting architect for the project. The color plate is an advertisement with six specimens ... Read More
Description: BRANNER, Robert. GOTHIC ARCHITECTURE. New York: George Braziller, 1961. 8vo. Cloth spine, boards, dust jacket. 125, (3) pages. First edition. A concise analysis of Gothic architecture, with 104 photographs. Very good in torn dust jacket, some underlining. Read More
Description: CLEMEN, Paul. DIE KUNSTDENKMALER DER STADT KOLN....Dusseldorf: L. Schwann, (1980). 8vo. Cloth. x, 336 pages, 10 plates. First edition, thus. A reprint of the original 1929 edition which was published in the Die Kunstdenkmaler der Rheinprovinz series, with contributions by Hans Vogts and Fritz Witte; 195 in-text illustrations. Very good. Read More
Description: Preston, James. HOLLISTER, Paul M. FAMOUS COLONIAL HOUSES. Philadelphia: David McKay Company, 1921. Small folio. Cloth, top edge gilt. Frontispiece, 170 pages, 11 plates. First edition. With an introduction by Julian Street, and color illustrations by James Preston, Hollister tells tales of colonial homes in which early American history was made. Some edge wear, else fine. Read More
Description: SMITH, H. Clifford. SULGRAVE MANOR AND THE WASHINGTONS....New York: Macmillan, 1933. 8vo. Cloth. Frontispiece, 259, (1) pages, 15 plates. First American edition. With a foreword by Viscount Lee of Fareham, being a history and guide to the tudor home of George Washington's ancestors; illustrated. Minor foxing on early leaves, covers slightly rubbed, else very good. Read More