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Spider of Brooklyn Heights, The

By: Veglahn, Nancy

Price: $13.00

Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons: 1967

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 21141

ISBN: 0684158582

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


180 pages; 8vo (9.5") 25 cm; Ex-Library; Hardcover, b/w photos on cloth, [x] + 180 pages, index, bibliography, 25 historical b/w photos and illustrations with captions. ; 1st edition, 'A' on copyright page. Library binding, as issued. ; Historical novel centered around building the Brooklyn Bridge, featuring real-life architects John A. Roebling and his son, Washington Roebling. ; No jacket. Almost no wear. Very few library marks. Interior clean, binding tight. View more info

Elementary Treatise on Architecture, an : Comprising the Complete Study of the Five Orders, with Indications of Their Shadows and the First Principles of Construction

By: Vignola, Giacomo, with William Robert Powell; Illustrated by Pierre Esquie

Price: $44.00

Publisher: J. H. Jansen: 1923

Seller ID: 16800

Condition: Fair with no dust jacket


158 pages; Folio (12.75") 33 cm; Ex-Library; Very tall hardcover, gray cloth, black lettering, 158 unnumbered pages, 72 full-page b/w plates, each with detailed captions on facing pages. ; This is an English translation of Vignola's famous Regola delli Cinque Ordini d'Architettura, originally published in 1562, which described the canon of classical architectural style regarding columns, doors, entablatures, arches, etc. ; This new edition copyright 1921, translated by William Robert Powell, with new glossary and footnotes, and with additional diagrams by Pierre Esquie. This printing 1923.... View more info

Native Architecture : African Cultural Series

By: Wilson, E. Barbara, and Mary E. Dodge; Illustrated by Janet M. Seibert

Price: $17.00

Publisher: Detroit Children's Museum: 1970

Seller ID: 16820

Condition: Very Good+


44 pages; 4to (12") 31 cm; Oversized softcover portfolio with information sheet, small b/w map of Africa with key to plates, and twenty 8.5 x 11-inch b/w plates showing native dwellings, villages, floorplans of settlements, etc. Unbound, as issued. ; Plates are paired in twos, with each pair showing at least one native dwelling with ample text. Places and illustrations include: Mali and a Dogon house. Nigeria and a Hausa dwelling. Cameroon and a Bafut square house. Sudan and a Korongo homestead. Rhodesia and a Mashona village. Swaziland and a Swazi indlu. More. ; Published jointly by Detro... View more info

When Democracy Builds

By: Wright, Frank Lloyd; Illustrated by Roy E. Petersen

Price: $28.00

Publisher: University of Chicago Press: 1945

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 16435

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


140 pages; 4to (10.5") 27 cm; Ex-Library; Hardcover, brown cloth, red decor, black lettering, 140 pages, 11 b/w photos. ; This is a book of essays by Frank Lloyd Wright on his own philosophy regarding art, aesthetics, culture, democracy, and of course, how architecture serves them all. ; Copyright 1945. This is the famous revised edition, 1945, which Wright undertook to revise after he found himself agreeing with the very harsh criticism of the original edition (see page ix) ; Lacks jacket. Upper tips lightly bumped. Endpapers, copyright page, pg 19, pg 65 show the usual library marks. Int... View more info

Masterpieces of Jewish Art, Volume 5 : Wooden Synagogues (Russian and English Edition)

By: Yargina, Z.

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Imidzh / Image: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 19311

ISBN: 5860440219

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


367 pages; 8vo (8") 21 cm; Hardcover. Covers in Russian, jacket in English. Parallel text in RUSSIAN and ENGLISH. 367 glossy pages. Endnotes. Small map of places with wooden synagogues. 282 photos, most historical b/w, a few in color. ; Series edited by Alexander S. Kantsedikas. Photos by S. Tartakovsky and V. Kravchuk. Translated by L. Lezhneva. ; Architecture, ornamentation, accoutrements, carvings, etc, of wooden synagogues in Poland, Lithuana, Ukraine. ; No visible defects. Appears unused. Quite scarce. ; Masterpieces of Jewish Art Series; Vol. 5 View more info