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Farbige Rä...
[Anonymous architect]
Farbige Räume und Bauten. [German Art Deco interior designs].
Stuttgart, G. Siegle, ca. 1929. Oblong folio (25.0 x 35.0 cm). 30 plates, numbered 1-30, each with one to three interior designs printed in colour, including silver and gilt.
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Wandschmuck und Raumkunst, or: rare German interior design
Capitani, F. di
Francesco di Capitani. [Manuscript design examples].
Roma, di Capitani, [ca. 1935]. Large, oblong cardboard binder with two metal pins. Folio (36.5 x 53.5 cm). 64 leaves with original drawings, of which 61 in full colour (crayon). Black morocco boards with embossed title and patterned pastedowns. Stiff brown endpapers.
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Rare examples of rationalism in interior design
Diderot, D. and J. d'Alembert (eds.)
[Dictionnaire des sciences, des arts et des métiers, par une société de gens de lettres. Mis en ordre et publié par M***]. Recueil des planches, sur les sciences et les arts. Tome I.
Paris, Briasson, etc. 1762. Folio (39.5 x 25.3 cm). Letterpress half title, title page with engraved vignette, text and 269 plates. Contemporary uniform full calf. Spines wih six raised bands, rich gilt compartments and gilt titles. Marbled endpapers. Red edges.
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A fine copy of the first atlas of the famous Dictionnaire by Diderot and d'Alembert
Heetman Co...
Heetman, A. J. A. [and] F. Heetman
Heetman Collection of stained glass designs.
Rotterdam, Heetman,1919-ca. 1971. Various material and sizes; predominantly original designs in pencil and watercolour, or white drawing ink. Also some framed drawings, numerous photos and photo negatives of original artwork and examples obtained by Heetman from other sources, as well as printed matter containing Heetman designs. In all many hundreds of items.
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From Art Deco to New Objectivity - over 60 years of design
[J. Brandt & Zoon]
Decorative leathers applied to modern furniture.
Amsterdam, J. Brandt & Zoon, ca. 1910-1916. Folio (37.0 x 30.0 cm). With 36 original photographs of furniture leather crafting such as, chairs, clocks and smoking stands, each with a handwritten caption, on 34 leaves. Original full leather, with gilt title and vignette on the front board. Marbled endpapers.
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A proof of craftmanship in a style transitional between Art Nouveau and Art Deco
Optique de...
[Paper Peepshow]
Optique des Tuileries Paris.
Paris, ca. 1830. Paper peepshow harmonica, 45 centimetres deep when fully extended. Original marbled slipcase (19.2 x 14.0 x 0.9 cm) with printed label mounted.
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A fine copy, well-preserved in original slipcase
Motifs de...
Petit and Bisiaux
Motifs de décorations. Première série de cinquante planches en couleurs extraites de Journal-Manuel de Peintures.
Paris, A. Morel, 1862. Royal Folio (52.1 x 36.2 cm). Half-title and title page; 50 fine chromolithographed plates on thick paper. Contemporary half calf over marbled boards. Spine with five raised gilt-stippled and gilt-bordered bands, gilt title. Marbled endpapers.
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A polychromatic extravaganza in print
De Boroboe...
Poortenaar, J.
De Boroboedoer. Zes etsen door Jan Poortenaar, Inleiding van Prof. Dr. N. J. Krom.
[Naarden, privately published, 1929]. Folio (37.9 x 28.0 cm). Two leafs of text and six fine etchings under passe-partouts, all signed and numbered in pencil, this being #161. All as issued with the original cloth portfolio with gilt title on front.
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A rare, limited edition, well-preserved
De Boroboe...
Poortenaar, J. C.
De Boroboedoer bij volle maan. [Borobudur under a full moon]
Naarden, the artist, ca. 1926-1928. Original etching (40.0 x 48.8 cm) on large, oblong paper (50 x 63.5 cm) verso blank. Signed by the artist.
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Monumental etching of Java's most important monument
[Viollet-Le-Duc, E. E.]
Compositions et dessins de Viollet-Le-Duc publiés sous la patronage de Comité de l'Oeuvre du Maitre.
Paris, Librairie Centrale d'Architecture Des Fossez et Cie, 1884. Folio (48.8 x 34.5 cm). Frontispiece portrait (heliogravure); iii pp.; 100 plates on 91 leaves. Original burgundy half morocco over marbled boards. Spine with five stipple-gilted raised bands, gilt ornamental lines at head and foot, and gilt title. Floral patterned endpapers; red speckled edges.
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An exceptionally attractive, well-preserved copy