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PRESENTATION/ASSOCIATION FIRST EDITION OF THE TOMB OF TUTANKHAMEN, WARMLY INSCRIBED BY HOWARD CARTER IN TWO VOLUMES TO HIS FRIEND AND COLLABORATOR PERCY WHITE

CARTER, Howard and MACE, A.C. Tomb of Tutankhamen. London, 1923-33. Three volumes.

A fantastic presentation/association copy of the first edition of Carter's account of the discovery of King Tutankhamen's tomb, including the scarce third volume, with 247 dramatic illustrations, inscribed in Volume I: "Percy White from Howard Carter. 16 Dec. 1923, Cairo. With homage from the Author, Howard Carter"; and inscribed in Volume III: "To my dear friend Mr. Percy White—Howard Carter, 1933." White is known to have largely written Volume II based on Carter's notes and diaries; Carter effusively thanks White in the Prefaces to both Volumes I and II. $29,000.

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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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"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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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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"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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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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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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