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“FOUNDATION STONES OF SCIENTIFIC ARCHAEOLOGY”

MONTFAUCON, Bernard de. L'Antiquite Expliquee, et Representee en Figures. Paris, 1722, 1724. Five volumes in ten, and five volume supplement. Fifteen volumes in all. Second edition, revised and corrected from the 1719 first, with the five-volume 1724 supplement. Magnificent set of Montfaucon’s landmark work on classical archaeology, with nearly 1400 engraved plates (including approximately 250 double-page and folding plates). A splendid copy in beautiful full contemporary calf-gilt. $18,500.

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"IMMEDIATELY BECAME THE BASIS FOR MANY OTHER ILLUSTRATIONS OF MEXICO"

(MEXICO) LINATI, (Claudio). Costumes et Moeurs du Mexique. London, 1830.

First English edition of this early lithographic plate book on Mexico, with 33 vibrantly hand-colored lithographs of Mexican costumes, customs, and historic personages, in nicely restored original cloth. $12,500.

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"THE LASTING MEMORIAL OF OLD ST PAUL'S"

(LONDON—ST. PAUL'S CATHEDRAL) DUGDALE, William. History of St. Pauls Cathedral in London. London, 1658.

First edition of Dugdale's history of St. Paul's Cathedral, with engraved frontispiece portrait and 43 folio copper engravings by Wenceslas Hollar, 11 double-page. "With the destruction of the cathedral in the great fire of 1666 Dugdale's book became the lasting memorial of old St Paul's" (ODNB)—this edition "is particularly cherished because it contains the finest impressions of Hollar's plates and is the only edition to contain them all" (Pforzheimer). A splendid wide-margined folio volume, handsomely bound in crushed morocco and marbled boards. $9500.

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"ORGANIC (OR INTRINSIC) ARCHITECTURE IS THE FREE ARCHITECTURE OF IDEAL DEMOCRACY"

WRIGHT, Frank Lloyd. Typed manuscript inscribed. Taliesin West, February, 1953.

Original 11-page typed manuscript on "The Language of Organic Architecture," inscribed by its author, Frank Lloyd Wright, to his friend, the architecture critic Lewis Mumford, "For Lewis, F.L. Wright." With Mumford's annotation in the top right corner, "Feb 1953." The distinctive type face and spacing of the text invite the possibility that Wright typed this himself. $8800.

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LARGE-PAPER EDITION OF STRUTT’S ENGLISH COSTUMES, WITH 153 LOVELY HAND-COLORED AND GOLD-HIGHLIGHTED PLATES

STRUTT, Joseph. Complete View of the Dress and Habits of the People of England. London, 1842. Two volumes.

Splendid limited large-paper edition of this treasury of English costume beginning with the Saxons, illustrated with 153 hand-colored copper-engraved plates of costumes, armor, seals, and everyday objects— one of only 25 copies additionally highlighted in gold and silver, handsomely bound in three-quarter morocco-gilt. $8800.

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SHERATON’S CLASSIC WORK ON FURNITURE DESIGN, RARE 1791 FIRST EDITION, SPLENDIDLY ILLUSTRATED

SHERATON, Thomas. Cabinet-maker and Upholsterer's Drawing-Book. London, 1791, 1793.

First edition, magnificently illustrated with frontispiece engraving and 66 copper-engraved plates (seven folding). Bound together with the scarce Appendix, containing an additional 33 copper-engraved plates (four folding), and the Accompaniment, with a further 14 plates (eight folding). $8500.

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ACKERMANN’S HISTORY OF WESTMINSTER ABBEY, WITH 81 BEAUTIFUL HAND-COLORED AQUATINTS

(ACKERMANN, Rudolf and COMBE, William). History of the Abbey Church. London, 1812. Two volumes bound as one.

First edition of this splendid history of Westminster Abbey, with 81 magnificent hand-colored architectural plates in aquatint, in beautiful contemporary morocco. $8200.

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LIMITED EDITION FOLIO ON AMERICAN MEN OF POWER, MAGNIFICENTLY BOUND AND PRINTED

HARRISON, Constance Cary. Fads and Fancies. New York, 1905.

First and only edition of this beautifully bound, printed, and illustrated work, with portraits of over 80 of the early 20th century's most notable American men. A striking large folio volume in original felt-lined wooden box. $7500.

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COSTUMES FOR TCHAIKOVSKY’S SLEEPING BEAUTY, WITH 56 MOUNTED COLOR PLATES BY LÉON BAKST AND PORTRAIT OF BAKST BY PICASSO, SIGNED BY BAKST: LARGE FOLIO LIMITED EDITION

BAKST, Léon. L'Oeuvre de Leon Bakst pour La Belle au Bois Dormant. Paris, 1922.

Signed limited first French edition, number 308 of only 500 copies signed by both Bakst and publisher Maurice de Brunoff, with 56 mounted color plates (54 full-page costumes and sets for the Ballet Russes, with letterpress tissue-guards), and a portrait of Bakst by Picasso. $7500.

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WITH 182 BEAUTIFULLY HAND-COLORED FOLIO ENGRAVINGS OF FRENCH COSTUME, ARMS, INSTRUMENTS, FURNISHINGS AND ARCHITECTURAL DETAILS

WILLEMIN, Nicholas Xavier and POTTIER, André. Monuments Francais Inedits. Paris, 1839. Two volumes.

First edition of this wonderful collection of masterpieces of French decorative arts culled from early medieval to late Renaissance—costumes, weapons, musical instruments, furniture, furnishings, stained glass, interior and exterior architectural details—with 300 intricately detailed folio engraved plates, 184 of them with brilliant and delicate hand-coloring. $6000.

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