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The New Yankee Workshop, Abram, Norm; Snyder, Tim
1 Abram, Norm; Snyder, Tim The New Yankee Workshop
Boston Little Brown & Co. 1989 0316004545 / 9780316004541 13th Printing Trade Paperback Good+ No Jacket 4vo -- 10.75 in Tall 
181 pp., light to moderate wear, several pages with dog-eared creases. Text clean. Binding firm, spine uncreased. Price stickers on front cover. A do-it-yourself guide to furniture projects. Companion the the PBS television series. 
Price: 4.50 USD
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2 Architectural Digest January 2009 -- Brad Pitt Cover
NY Conde Nast Publications 2009 Magazine Very Good + 4to - -10.75 in Tall 
150 pp. on glossy stock. Many color photos. Over story is about actor Brad Pitt's project to build affordable stilt ousing in hurricane ravaged section of New Orleans. Other articles: NYC townhouse designed by Samuel Botero; Coastal home in Aptos, Northern California, designed by Ehrlich Architects; the Avasi adobe hotel in Chile's Atacama desert; Ed Tuttle's Thai beach house. 
Price: 6.00 USD
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3 Architectural Digest January 2009 -- Brad Pitt Cover
NY Conde Nast Publications 2009 Magazine Very Good + 4to - -10.75 in Tall 
150 pp. on glossy stock. Many color photos. Over story is about actor Brad Pitt's project to build affordable stilt ousing in hurricane ravaged section of New Orleans. Other articles: NYC townhouse designed by Samuel Botero; Coastal home in Aptos, Northern California, designed by Ehrlich Architects; the Avasi adobe hotel in Chile's Atacama desert; Ed Tuttle's Thai beach house. 
Price: 6.00 USD
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4 Architectural Digest November 2006 Issue -- Giorgio Armani Cover
NY Advance Publishers 2006 Vol. 63, No. 11 Near Fine Magazine 4to -- 11 in Tall 
264 pp. on glossy stock. Nearly new, very clean. Cover story profiles Armani's beach house in Antigua. Other features: Hawaii's Nanea Golf Club; Hendrix Allardyce; Mark Di Cecco's makeover of a Carmel, Calif., house; James Polshek's pool house designed for Edgar Bronfman Sr. 
Price: 3.00 USD
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5 Architectural Digest September 2007 Issue -- Designers' Own Homes
NY Conde Nast Publications 2007 Magazine Very Good + 4to - -10.75 in Tall 
314 pp. on glossy stock. Many color photos. Theme of the issue is a tour of the homes of several designers. The homes featured and their locations are those of Campion Platt, New York's SoHo; Lee F. Mindel, NY Hamptons; Stephen Knollenberg, Douglas, Mich.; Bernard Wharton, Rhode Island's Narragansett Bay; Jacques Grange, Paris; Sandra Nunnerly, New York's Upper East Side; David Hovey, Winnetka, Ill.; S. Marc Thee, Miami; Juan Pablo Molyneux, Paris; Dean Marchetto, New York Catskills; Juan Montoya, Paris; and Suzanne Lovell, Chicago. 
Price: 4.50 USD
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6 Baholyodhin, Ou Living with Zen
Boston Tuttle Publishing 2000 0804832668 / 9780804832663 First Edition Cloth Fine Fine Photo Book 4to -- 12 in Tall 
208 pp., index, bibliography. 200+ photos; many full-page color photos. Guidance for designing a simple, minimalist personal environment according to Zen principles. Covering such topics as work spaces, bedrooms, nature brought indoors, use of bamboo, leaves, wood, liberation from clutter, fusion of East and West design concepts. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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Art Deco Interiors: Decoration and Design Classics of the 1920s and 1930s, Bayer, Patricia
7 Bayer, Patricia Art Deco Interiors: Decoration and Design Classics of the 1920s and 1930s
London Thames & Hudson 1998 0500280207 / 9780500280201 Trade Paperback Near Fine Art Book 4to -- 11.5 In Tall 
224 pp on coated stock. 151 color plates, many more b&w photos. Many full-page photos. A survey of Art Deco design as it reshapeed interior design, both residential and commercial, in the 1930 and 1930s. Frontispiece shows Chrysler Building lobby. Detailed text and captions. 
Price: 14.50 USD
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8 Better Homes and Gardens Living the Country Life
Des Moines, Iowa Meredith Corp. 1985 0696011808 / 9780696011801 3rd Printing Glossy Boards Fine Very Good + 4to --11 in Tall 
320 pp. of glossy stock. Color photos throughout. A sampling of several different country homes and various furniture styles that fall into the "country" category. Includes a chapter on country gardens. 
Price: 5.00 USD
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9 Bjerkoe, Ethel Hale The Cabinetmakers of America: Their Lives and Works
NY Bonanza Books 1957 Reprint Cloth Good + Fair Reference 4th -- 10.5 In. Tall 
246 pp., with b&w photos and line drawings. Some rubbing on edges and corner of orange cloth cover. Dust jacket moderately rubbed and tattered along creases. An encyclopedic alphabetized reference listing important cabinetmakers, and their locations, many of them from 17th and 18th centuries, Most entries have 50 to 200 words of biographical information. More important ones have one to two full pages of material. Sketches provide details of their characteristic styles. 
Price: 7.00 USD
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10 Craft House Williamsburg Reproductions: Interior Designs for Today's Living
Williamsburg Va. Craft House/Colonial Williamsburg Foundation 1971 Later Printing Stiff Wraps very good+ No Jacket Catalog 4to -- 11 in Tall 
201 pp on heavy stock. Many color photos and b&w drawings. Chocolate brown stiff wraps, with Williamsburg manufacturing mark embossed on front cover. Very lightly read, light thumbing. Text clean. More than just a catalog, this is a useful reference book for identifying various furrniture styles and decorative motifs. Introduction gives the background of the Williamsburg restoration project, and a brief overview of the town's coloial history, including its role as capital of colonial Virginia for 80 years. 
Price: 8.00 USD
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11 Cullison, Pamela J., Ed. Better Homes and Gardens New Decorating Book
Des Moines, Iowa Meredith Corp. 1983 069600092X / 9780696000928 6th Printing Color Boards Very Good No Jacket 4to -- 11 in Tall 
432 pp. Lightly aged with slight spine slant, light browning of endpapers, 2 or 3 small foxing spots. Color photos throughout. Color photo cover. A typical handsome BH&G production. 
Price: 3.50 USD
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12 Grant, Ian, Ed. Great Interiors
New York E. F. Dutton & Co. 1967 First U.S. Edition Cloth very Good + Very Good 4to -- 12 Inch Tall 
228 pp. on coated stock. 40 color plates, 200 b&w illustrations. Faint rubbing of lower front joint of crimson cloth cover, a bit more dot-like rubbing on lower half of rear cover. Dust jacket has a tear on rear panel's lower corner. Else close to new, no markings or stains. A collection of essays by British art historians surveying interior design of mansions and palaces in Europe and America from 1650 through the present. Cecil Beaton has a three-page introduction. Other contributors and the periods they cover: Ralph Dutton, early classical, 1650-1700; Helena Hayward, Baroque and Rococo, 1700-1750; Terence Davis, Neoclassical, 1750-90; Peter Fleetwood-Hesketh, Romantic revival, 1790-1840; Denys Hinton, High Victoria, 1840-80; Ashley Barker, Fin-de-Siecle, 1880-1920; Robert Furneaux Jordan, Modern 1920-1960. Sixteen of the featured interiors are within the U.S. Many photos by Edwin Smith. Dust jacket front shows Queen Mary's bedroom at Hampton Court 
Price: 17.00 USD
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13 House & Garden Editors House& Garden's Complete Guide to Interior Decoration
NY Simon & Schuster 1953 5th Edition Cloth & Boards Very Good + No Jacket Folio -- 13 in High 
319 pp on glossy stock; several color photos, numerous b&w photos. Corner lightly bumped, some edgewear on spine. Overall, gray spine cloth and blue boards very clean. Previous owner's small ID stamping on front end paper has been crossed out. Excellent historical resource showing how the modernism of the 1950s, with large plate glass windows, Scandinavian type furniture, etc., was beginning to compete with imitation colonial-style designs from earlier eras. Shipping surcharge will be necessary for this oversized volume. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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14 Johnson, Lorraine and Townsend, Gabrielle Osborne and Little: The Decorated Room
Woodstock, N.Y. Overlook Press 1988 0879513047 / 9780879513047 1st American Edition Cloth Fine Very Good + 4to -- 11.25 in Tall 
175 pp. on coated stock, 150 color photos. Nearly new, small quarter-inch tear on top edge of rear panel of dj. Some crinkling along top edge. Silver foil titling bright and intact. Previous owner's bookplate on front pastedown. Osbore and Little, one of London's leading interior design firms, display their creativity in a variety of rooms in family homes. Many of their designs successfully combine modern elements with period furniture and architectural detail. Informative text explains the principals followed. Rear section gives details on furniture and fabrics displayed. 
Price: 9.00 USD
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15 Ketchum, William C. Chests, Cupboards, Desks and Other Pieces
Ny Alfred a Knopf Inc 1982 0394712706 / 9780394712703 1st Paperback Edition Trade Paperback Very Good Good 8vo -- 8.25 in Tall By 4.25 in Wide 
334 pp. plus about 50 pp of appendix matter (price guide, glossary, bibliography etc.) Many color photos and b&w detail sketches. A comprehensive guide to main styles of American furntiture, from 1600s onward to Mission and Art Deco styles. Also includes miscellaneous items such as hall trees , mirrors and vanity tables. Part of the Knopf Collectors' Guides to American Antiques. Foldout DJ with chipping and tears covers stiff wraps. 
Price: 3.50 USD
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16 Mack, Lorrie Calm Working Spaces
NY HarperCollins 2000 0688174620 / 9780688174620 Reprint Glossy Colored photo Boards Fine Near Fine 4to --11 in Tall 
176 pp. on coated stock, color photos throughout. Close to new, no markings. A guide to creating and equipping a home office or work space. The author emphasizes a home office should be carefully designed so that it's not just a junk room. The book was first published in the United Kingdom by Marshall Publications Ltd. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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17 Montgomery, Charles F. A History of American Pewter
NY Praeger Publishers 1973 Reprint Cloth Near Fine Very Good 4to-- 10 in Tall 
246 pp. Close to new, slight rubbing on corners of jacket. Text clean. Detailed survey of pewter found in American homes since colonial times. Includes technical chapters on how it's made. Numerous b&w photos showing examples, markings, etc. Many are taken from the collection of Winterthur, the DuPont estate that is now a museum. Author is a Yale art professor and former director of Winterthur. Besides a catalog of Winterthur's holdings, it includes a list of other important pewter collections in the U.S. Index, bibliography, instructions on cleaning pewter. Note: The guide does not attempt to assign values or track recent sales. 
Price: 8.50 USD
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18 Mount Vernon Ladies Association Mount Vernon: An Illustrated Handbook
Mount Vernon, Va. MVLA 1964 First Edition Trade Paperback Very Good + No Jacket 8vo -- 9 in Tall 
114 pp. Lightly used, Stiff wraps with color photo of Mount Vernon, long view. Maps on endpapers. Numerous color photos of art and furniture at Mount Vernon. Detailed history of how the estate passed through the generations and eventually was preserved. Washington's mansion was an important center of national life in the Revolutionary and Federalist eras. 
Price: 3.00 USD
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19 Ormsbee, Thomas H. Know Your Heirlooms
NY McBride Co. 1957 Firsrt Edition Cloth and Boards Good + No Jacket 4to --10 In Tall 
128 pp. plus 123 b&w glossy photos of various antiques. Bibliography, index. Wear on spine edges, corners rubbed, bottom end has rubbed spot. Text clean, no marking. Light foxing, mainly on endpapers. A layman's guide to broad categories of antiques, primarily those common in American households, ranging from furniture to china, paintings, silver and candlesticks. Based on a syndicated newspaper column. Lots of tidbits of trivia about the history of antiques. 
Price: 8.00 USD
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20 Pratt, Richard A Treasury of Early American Homes
NY Whittlesey House (Mc-Graw Hill) 1949 First Edition Cloth Good Fair Anthology Folio - 13.5 In. Tall By 10.5 In Wide 
136 pp. on coated stock. Large holes on spine of dj mylar protector, and one small hole on spine cloth. Rubbing along top edge. Text clean. Numerous color photos, somewhat faded, throughout. Bibliography. Previous owner's book plate on inside front cover. An anthology of 22 articles originally published in Ladies Home Journal providing a glimpse of various colonial mansions and other old homes still surviving in America (as of the publication date of 1949. Pratt was architecture editor for LHJ. 
Price: 4.00 USD
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