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(ALBRECHT, E.W.) MORGENLANDISCHE MOTIVE. 
            
Plauen: Christian Stoll, (1907). Portfolio (18 1/2 x 12 1/2 inches). 1 title leaf, 33 colored plates. First edition. 
 
This is the first of four plate volumes surveying rural oriental rugs and embroideries. This volume includes carpets. E.W. Albrecht and the publisher, Christian Stoll, are alternatively ascribed as author of the series. The plates are finely printed, showing details as well as overall designs. In a later, plain portfolio. Very good.

$350.00
  
 
 
        
 
(BOOKBINDING) TUPPER, Martin Farquhar. PROVERBIAL PHILOSOPHY; A BOOK OF THOUGHTS AND ARGUMENTS.        
 
          
Boston : Phillips, Sampson and Company, 1851. 8vo. Publisher's cloth, all edges gilt.                 Frontispiece, vi, 282 pages. First American edition.
 
   
In an unusual trade binding for its time, featuring a chained pattern on both boards and the spine. Bookplate.
 

 $125.00
 
   
 
   
 
CRACE, John Gregory. SOME ACCOUNT OF THE WORSHIPFUL COMPANY OF PAINTERS, OTHERWISE PAINT-STAINERS.


London: Chiswick Press, 1880. 8vo. Publisher's cloth, all edges with a red wash. 22 pages. First edition 
 

Scarce item with only five copies recorded on OCLC in American libraries. John Gregory Crace gives a brief account of the founding and history of the guild from its inception and original charter under King Edward III to the revitalization of their charter under Queen Elizabeth to the date of publication. He gives highlights of its history extracted from their records especially from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, such as a 1631 letter from the Lord Chamberlain for the guild to "view the King's and Queen's New Barges, and to make a trewe valuation and estimate of the woorke done by Iohn De Creta in painting trymming and gilding the said Barges and certify your knowledge under your hands."   Another example is dated 1676 "Mr. Lilly is desired to paint the Kings picture--Mr. Hoffman the Queen's, Mr. Wright the Duke of York, Mr. Greenhill the Duchess of York." He give detailed information on the location and appearance of the original and later (post 1666 fire) guild halls as well its present building.
 
John Gregory Crace came from a family of interior designers. His great grandfather, Edward Crace, established the business in 1768. John Gregory Crace worked under his father, Frederick Crace, in the business and did work for King George VI on interiors at Windsor Castle and Buckingham Palace . Later in his career he worked with Pugin on interiors for the newly constructed Houses of Parliament. Front hinge cracked but firm. A very clean, bright and attractive copy with a headpiece and a number of woodcut initials.

   
 $175.00
 


 
   
EPICTETUS. 
ALL THE WORKS OF EPICTETUS, WHICH ARE  NOW EXTANT,... TRANSLATED FROM THE ORIGINAL GREEK BY ELIZABETH CARTER.
 
London: S. Richardson; A. Millar, and others, 1758. Large 4to. Contemporary full calf. (xviii), xlii, 505, (11) pages. First English edition.
 
Thomas Jefferson owned a 1768 copy of this first English translation of the Works of Epictetus by Elizabeth Carter (Sowerby, 1301). This famous second century Stoic philosopher was highly regarded in his own day, and he was especially popular from the sixteenth through the eighteenth century with many published editions in Latin and Greek. Numerous editions of Epictetus were found n colonial Virginia libraries.
 
Elizabeth Carter was a noted member of The Blue Stocking Circle and a close friend and associate of Elizabeth Montague. She was a gifted linguist who learned Latin, Greek and Hebrew in childhood. Her circle of friends included Samuel Johnson who thought her one of the best Greek scholars of his time. He is listed among the twelve pages of subscribers to this important translation.
 
Professionally rebacked in period style; occasional light soiling, but overall remarkably clean. Nineteen lines of pencil notation regarding Elizabeth Carter on verso of second front endpaper. Early owners ink signature "George Talbot, Temple " on front endpaper and two bookplates on back of front board including the bookplate of Vivian de Sola Pinto. A very good wide-margined copy.

 
$2,200.00
 







             
       
FRANKS, Augustus W. NOTES ON BOOKPLATES.      
                                                     
 
(London): N.P., 1887. Small 8vo. Cloth. 32 pages. First edition.
 
 
Number one, "English Dated Bookplates, 1574-1800," with Samuel X. Radbill's bookplate. Augustus Franks was an English antiquary and museum administrator who was one of the greatest collectors of his age. This catalogue of English bookplates includes his own collection with additional important bookplates incorporated from other collections. Light edge wear, right front corner chipped, both hinges internally cracked, else very good.

$75.00


 
             
 
  (GAMES) MCLOUGHLIN BROTHERS. Oriental Color Game.
         
New York: McLoughlin Brothers, 1875. Complete deck of cards of 54 color lithographed playing cards, double-arrowed metal spinner on a wooden base covered in color lithographed paper, instruction booklet. Housed in original green paper-covered wood-framed box with color lithographed pastedown label to lid. (4 1/2 x 7 1/4 x 1 1/2 inches).
 
 
First edition of this Victorian game of chance, complete with original instruction booklet and double-arrowed spinner. Playing cards are divided into six color groups - red, yellow, blue, green, black, and brown - each featuring an ornamental border. Players lay down and take up colors according to the spinning of two metal arrows, one black and one white: the one who collects the most cards wins the game.
 
 
 $785.00
 
 




   
GODON, Julien. PAINTED TAPESTRY AND ITS APPLICATION TO INTERIOR DECORATION.          
 
 
 
 London: Lechertier, Barbe, 1879. Large 8vo. Publisher's cloth. xviii, 89, (26) pages, 6 plates. First edition.

 
 
A practical manual translated from the French by B. Buchnall, architect. The plates, five of which are in color, are printed on heavily textured surfaces to simulate tapestries. The final twenty-six page section is devoted to a priced catalogue of supplies needed to practice the art. A very good, bright copy with some light wear to the extremities and along the spine.
 

$225.00




 
                                                                    
 
KENDALL, Henry Edward, Jr. DESIGNS FOR SCHOOLS AND SCHOOL HOUSES.        
  
London: John Williams, 1847. Folio. Later cloth. (xv) pages, 20 plates. First edition.


Illustrated with designs in Old English style. Included are plans for the Childerditch School (Essex); the Poor Girls, Poor Boys School, and the Commercial School (Bury St. Edmunds). Eight of the plates are tinted lithographs. The cloth binding uses the publisher's covers as an overlay. Very good.
 
  
 $985.00 
 


   
 

 

 


LEWIS, James. ORIGINAL DESIGNS IN ARCHITECTURE.    
 
                                   
Farnborough: Gregg, 1967. Large folio. Cloth. (ii), 14 pages, 40 plates, some folding. 
 
 
 
Being a reprint of the 1780-1797 edition. Lewis was responsible for much of modern London and many country homes of the last quarter of the eighteenth century both in England and Ireland. Very good.
 


$185.00 

                                                      


 
  
PETERSON, Charles E. THE RULES OF WORK OF THE CARPENTERS' COMPANY OF THE CITYAND COUNTY OF PHILADELPHIA, 1786.    
 
 (Philadelphia): Bell Publishing Co., (1971). 8vo. Cloth, dust jacket. xxiii, xvi, 48 pages, 35 plates. First facsimile edition
 
Facsimile edition of "the book of rules and prices, originally published for the secret use of members of the Company, [which] is the first illustrated work on architecture produced by and for Americans."--front flap. This work was so secret and carefully monitored by the Carpenter's Company, that not even Thomas Jefferson was able to acquire a copy. Extremities of dust jacket spine chipped, else very good.

 
 $25.00


   


RAWLINSON, Robert. DESIGNS FOR FACTORY, FURNACE AND OTHER TALL SHAFTS.                                                                                                  

London: Weale, 1858. Tall folio. Publisher's cloth. (ii), 8, (2) pages, 25 plates. First edition.


A handsome book on industrial designs illustrating chimneys that pre-date the skyscraper, with twenty-two chromolithograph plates. Uncommon. While OCLC locates ten copies in American libraries, we could find only two worn copies at auction during the past thirty years. Rebacked; covers slightly sunned.


$2,850.00





(TRADE CATALOGUE) LA SOCIETE DES ARCHITECTES DIPLOMES PAR LE GOUVERNEMENT. AGENDA DE BUREAU, 1908.

Paris: Coquelin, 1908. 4to. Publisher's cloth. Unpaginated. First edition. 

 
A calendar from members of the S.A.D.G. with many advertisements, mostly in the Art Nouveau style. Very good.

$185.00
  
 
   










          

                                                                                                                                   
  WALKER, J. Russell. PRE -REFORMATION CHURCHES IN FIFESHIRE.                

Edinburgh: Mould & Tod, 1895. Folio. Later quarter-morocco. (xi) pages, 126 plates. First edition.


Walker provides an exhaustive collection of architectural drawings for the parish churches of Fifeshire, Scotland. The author writes: "The smaller Parish Churches, of less repute, but surely of equal interest to the nation, have, however, had scant justice bestowed upon them; they have been even more barbarously treated than the cathedrals and Abbeys in time past, and are now sorely impaired by neglect..." Ore-Reformation Churches...includes plans, details, and elevations for the Church of Saint Patrick, Kirkcaldy, Church of S. Bridget, Dalgety, churches in St. Andrews, and others. There is a short description of each building accompanying the bold scale drawings. Very good. Scarce.
  
$185.00




  
                 
 
WOODWARD, George E. WOODWARD'S ARCHITECTURE AND RURAL ART. NO. 1. 1867.
 
  New York: Woodward, (1867). 12mo. Publisher's cloth. 144 pages. [Hitchcock, 1421].
  
Francis W. Woodward's name as joint author was dropped by his brother when he published this reissue. Hitchcock locates only one copy of this issue. Lightly chipped at head of spine, else a very nice copy.

 
 $125.00
 

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