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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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“FOND ADHERENCE TO THEIR PRIMITIVE GARB”

MCIAN, Robert Ronald and LOGAN, James. Clans of the Scottish Highlands. London, 1845-47. Two volumes.

First edition of the first illustrated encyclopaedia of traditional Scottish tartans, with two chromolithographic heraldic frontispieces and 72 vibrant, hand-colored lithographic plates after the celebrated paintings of Robert Ronald McIan of the great chiefs and highlanders. A beautiful copy in the publisher's elaborately gilt-decorated morocco bindings. $17,000.

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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). $16,000.

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RARE PRESENTATION/ASSOCIATION FIRST EDITION COPY OF CARTIER-BRESSON’S IMAGES À LA SAUVETTE (DECISIVE MOMENT), INSCRIBED TO LEGENDARY FASHION DESIGNER BALENCIAGA

(BALENCIAGA, Cristobal) CARTIER-BRESSON, Henri. Images à la Sauvette. Paris, 1952. First edition in French of “one of the greatest of all photobooks” (Parr & Badger), a rare presentation/association copy that unites two giants of 20th-century photography and fashion, inscribed in French by Cartier-Bresson on the half title: “à Balanciaga [sic], bien cordialement avec toute notre admiration [signed] Eli Cartier-Bresson [signed] Henri Cartier-Bresson” (very cordially with all our admiration), featuring 126 photogravures (many double-page) that define the idea of ‘the decisive moment,’ with cover designs by Matisse, housed in a custom clamshell box. $12,500.

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COMPREHENSIVE 12-VOLUME STUDY OF FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT’S ARCHITECTURE

WRIGHT, Frank Lloyd. Monograph. WITH: Preliminary Studies. WITH: In His Renderings. Tokyo, 1984-85. Together, twelve volumes.

Rare first edition set of this striking compilation of Frank Lloyd Wright’s architectural works, lushly illustrated with hundreds of color photographic prints by Yukio Futagawa and with text by Bruce Brooks Pfeiffer. $8000.

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"NOT ONLY A NOTABLE ILLUSTRATED BOOK, BUT A GREAT BOOK TOUT COURT"

JONES, Owen. The Grammar of Ornament. London, 1856.

First edition of this design classic, with "illuminated" half title and 100 beautiful chromolithographic folio plates on heavy card stock of Jones' catalogue of ornamental designs from throughout history and around the world. A splendid large folio volume. $7800.

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“WE ARE IN THE PRESENCE OF A PRESENCE”

WRIGHT, Frank Lloyd. Architectural plans for Beth Sholom Synagogue. Elkins Park, 1956.

Six original plans by Frank Lloyd Wright for the electrical, plumbing, lighting and air conditioning systems for his famous synagogue. Showing the full building sketch and footprints. $6500.

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“A MOST REMARKABLE SERIES OF MUSLIM MONUMENTS, RUNNING UNBROKEN FROM THE NINTH TO THE NINETEENTH CENTURY”

CRESWELL, K.A.C. Mosques of Egypt. Giza (Orman), 1949-54. Two volumes.

First edition, lavishly illustrated with 243 stunning large folio photographic plates of Egyptian building and architectural details, numerous in-text drawings, building plans and elevations, and two large folding "Maps of Cairo Showing Mohammedan Monuments" housed in a rear pocket in Volume I. "The finest piece of book production achieved in Egypt." $5800.

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THE COSTUME OF TURKEY, 1804, WITH 60 HAND-COLORED FOLIO PLATES

(TURKEY) (DALVIMART, Octavien). The Costume of Turkey. London, 1804.

Second edition, later issue, of this "delineation with fidelity of the various modes of dress and peculiarity of customs" of Turkey, with 60 vividly hand-colored full-page plates after drawings by Octavien Dalvimart. Attractively bound in contemporary morocco. $4700.

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WITH LOVELY FOLIO CHROMOLITHOGRAPHS OF ARABIC ORNAMENTATION

PRISSE D'AVENNES, Emile. Decoration Arabe. Paris, 1885.

First edition of this beautifully illustrated survey of Arabic decoration, with 98 plates (numbered 1-110, 12 being double-page), 87 of which are chromolithographs printed in vivid color, attractively bound. $4500.

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