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INDIACOLOR: SPIRIT, TRADITION, AND STYLE.  (INDIA COLOR)., Crites, Mitchell and Nanji, Ameeta.  Photographs by Melba Levick.
1 Crites, Mitchell and Nanji, Ameeta. Photographs by Melba Levick. INDIACOLOR: SPIRIT, TRADITION, AND STYLE. (INDIA COLOR).
Chronicle, San Francisco, 2008, first printing. 
176 pp, 10" H, soft cover with self-flaps. ISBN 9780811853163 "Journey through this stunning visual landscape, where bazaars offer vibrant surprises at every turn, women in lively saris and men in striking turbans turn crowded streets into dazzlin g rainbows, and shimmering palace pools arise from the desert. With its 300 photographs and insightful text, 'IndiaColor' reveals the traditions, imagination, and creativity that make India a land like nowhere else." Contents: Introduction; Do o r s & Passages; Adornment; Flowers; Bazaar; Animals Everywhere; Women at Work; Dhurries: Woven Wonders; Textiles: Threads of Time; Eternal Sari; Turbans; Puppets & Toys; Ceramics; Jewels & Bangles; Music & Dance; Sheesh Mahal: Magic with Mirrors an d Gl a ss; Fit for a King: Gold and Glitter; Painting & Murals; Stonework & Carvers; Pools, Fountains, & Pavilions of Pleasure; Two Private Homes in Jaipur; Two Havelis in Jaisalmer; Selected Resource Guide; Acknowledgements. Interior - clean an d t ig ht wi th no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light rubbing. Very Good+ 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
SURVIVE!  MY FIGHT FOR LIFE IN THE HIGH SIERRAS., DeLeo, Peter.
2 DeLeo, Peter. SURVIVE! MY FIGHT FOR LIFE IN THE HIGH SIERRAS.
Simon & Schuster, New York, 2005, first edition. 
241 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0743270061 B&w photographs. "When Peter DeLeo set out one Sunday morning on a sightseeing and photography trip over the central Sierra Nevada mountains in California, he had no idea th at he would soon be fighting for his life with the odds stacked very much against him. DeLeo's single-engine plane encountered turbulence, and he and his two passengers crashed in the mountains. All three survived the accident but sustain e d m u l t i p le injuries. DeLeo had broken ribs, a shattered ankle, and a badly damaged shoulder. After assessing their situation, they decided that the passengers should remain with the plane while DeLeo would hike out to bring back help. It w as al re ad y wi nt er; he left the limited emergency supplies with the plane's passengers; and he was hampered by his injuries, but DeLeo was determined to get help. He found or improvised shelter at night, carefully warmed himself during the day tim e , d ran k f ro m s mal l pools of melted snow and ice, and slowly but steadily made his way toward civilization. Suffering from exhaustion and on the verge of collapse, he found a hot spring that provided him with temporary warmth and ins ects to ea t. Inju ries , d ehyd rati on, malnutrition, and a two-day blizzard slowed him, and a rockslide nearly killed him just as he glimpsed the valley and highway that he so desperately sought, but De Leo's courage saw him through....Peter DeL eo te lls his re marka ble s tory in g rippi ng detail. His amazing saga is destined to become a classic." Bump to top corner of both boards, slight bump at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top of flap-folds, minor wrinkl ing at top of spin e. Ve ry Goo d/Ver y Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
ENGLAND-BY-THE-SEA: WHERE TO GO, WHAT TO SEE AND THINGS TO DO.  (ENGLAND BY THE SEA.), Gundrey, Elizabeth.  Foreword by Michael Montague.
3 Gundrey, Elizabeth. Foreword by Michael Montague. ENGLAND-BY-THE-SEA: WHERE TO GO, WHAT TO SEE AND THINGS TO DO. (ENGLAND BY THE SEA.)
Severn Huse, London, 1982. 
160 pp, large 8vo (9 5/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0727820168 B&w and colour photographs, reproductions, maps. Contents: Roman forts: invaders and invaded; Castles of the Middle Ages; Tudor and Stuart defences; 19th-century fortificatio ns; Historic buildings: palatial and workaday; Historic ships: great and small; Emigrants and refugees; Smugglers through the centuries; Shipwrecks and marine archaeology; Coastal churches; Museums of maritime interest; Seaside resorts: tradi t i o n a l style; Piers for pleasure; Sailing, marinas and races; Boat-trips; Maritime ceremonies; Sand and shingle beaches to explore; Cliffs and rocks: the dramatic coast; Beachcombing among rocks and pools; Fossils for the finding; Coastal walk s wi th a v ie w ; The coast by bus; Islands accessible from the shore; Birds of beach and cliff; Fish from English waters; Lighthouses: beacons of the the night; Life-saving: coastguards and volunteers; Lifeboats and lifeboatmen; The Navy on view ; Com mer cia l p ort s at work; Fishermen today; A taste of England-by-the-sea; Index. Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, one tiny dint and one slight line indentation on rear board. Dust jacket has wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Line in de ntat ion acro ss r ear pa nel, light rubbing. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
A PHOTOGRAPHIC GARDEN HISTORY., Phillips, Roger and Foy, Nicky.
4 Phillips, Roger and Foy, Nicky. A PHOTOGRAPHIC GARDEN HISTORY.
Macmillan, (London, 1995). 
320 pp, 4to (11 1/2" H), soft cover. Beautifully and profusely illustrated with full color photographs. "...a unique personal journey of discovery into the history of gardens and the great movements that have influenced that history. Featuring over 900 beautiful color shots specially taken for the book, the authors take examples from extant gardens to illustrate the representative features of particular garden styles and movements. Moving from the Western European tradition of gardening to Eastern techniques seen in China and Japan, the book covers a fascinating range of styles and periods and brings us right up to date with developments in the 20th century which have stressed the importance of wild plant conservation. The illustrations and text give an intimate portrait of a huge range of gardens: from the extravagant flourishes of the Italian Baroque to the contemplative landscapes of the Japanese tradition." Covers garden buildings, mazes, rockeries, parterres, water features, garden furnishings, topiary, borders, arbours, etc. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light rubbing, small corner crease on front cover - migrates lightly into approx. page 25. VG 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
THE RISTIGOUCHE AND ITS SALMON FISHING, WITH A CHAPTER ON ANGLING LITERATURE., Sage, Dean.  Edited by Colonel Henry A. Siegel and Harry C. Marschalk, Jr.  Introduction by Arnold Gingrich.  Notice by DeWitt Sage.
5 Sage, Dean. Edited by Colonel Henry A. Siegel and Harry C. Marschalk, Jr. Introduction by Arnold Gingrich. Notice by DeWitt Sage. THE RISTIGOUCHE AND ITS SALMON FISHING, WITH A CHAPTER ON ANGLING LITERATURE.
Goshen, Connecticut Angler's and Shooter's Press 1973 Limited Edition. Full-Leather Very Good+ Charles DeFeo and Ogden M. Pleissner. 
(xxxvi), (xvi), 304 pp, 12 3/4" H. No. 115 of 250 copies, initialled on limitation page by both editors. Full dark blue leather with bevelled edges, five raised bands and gilt lettering/decoration on spine, gilt banding and illustration of bird of prey with salmon on front board. Top edge gilt, integral ribbon bookmark, marbled endpapers. A facsimile of the 1888 edition, reproducing the original b&w illustrations, fold-out map, decorative headpieces and initial capitals, etc., with the addition of a tissue-covered colour frontispiece by Charles DeFeo - "Dean Sage's Favorite Flies" (signed) and a colour plate by Ogden M. Pleissner (signed). Chapter headings: The River; Canoes and Indians; Camp Harmony; The Salmon; Tackle and How to Use It; The Salmon of the Matapedia Bridge; Hours for Angling; The Waugan et Infra; The Season of 1885; The Adventures of 1886; Angling Literature. Includes an Introduction by Arnold Gingrich, "A Notice of Dean Sage" by DeWitt L. Sage and a Bibliography. The verso of the free front endpaper shows some separation at the hinge (not visible from the front) - probably due to the thickness of the paper. Very minor wear at top/bottom corner of rear board and at bottom of rear hinge, very minor wear on bottom edge of both boards, small light scuff (approx. 3/4") to gilt on top of text block. A very handsome production. Additional pictures available on request. Very Good+ to Near Fine 
Price: 1250.00 USD
 
 
RICHARD NEUTRA., Spade, Rupert, introduction and notes.  Photographs by Yukio Futagawa.
6 Spade, Rupert, introduction and notes. Photographs by Yukio Futagawa. RICHARD NEUTRA.
Simon and Schuster, New York, 1971, first American edition. 
136 pp, small 4to (10 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w and colour photographs, floor plans. "The reputation of Richard Neutra (1892-1970) is founded on his finely executed and superbly landscaped domestic buildings. Born and educated in Vi enna, where he was influenced by the leading European architects, notably Adolph Loos, Neutra developed the intense dislike of ornament that was to characterize his work. He emigrated to the United States in 1923 and in 1926 established a pract i c e in California where the majority of his buildings are to be found. His highly individual style is characterized by the adoption of plate glass for exterior walls, combined with overhanging eaves, outrigged columns and integrated pools, and b y th e e xploitation of the subtropical California vegetation to create privacy." Slight browning to edges of textblock, two very small light stains on bottom of text block, tiny light foxing marks on top of text block, slight waviness at top edge of pi ct ur e pages. Dust jacket has very light browning on spine and along top edge, light edge wrinkling along top edge, tiny hole at top of front flap-fold, light rubbing, small corner crease on front flap. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
7 Weaver, Lawrence, Sir. LUTYENS HOUSES AND GARDENS.
London Country Life 1921 First Edition Hard Cover Good 
203 pp, 8vo (8 7/8" H). Cloth spine with gold lettering/banding, paper-covered boards with title pastedown on front board. Marbled endpapers, tissue-covered b&w frontispiece, b&w photographs and floor plans. Contents: Introductory; Typical Early Works (1890-1898); Three Surrey Houses of 1899; Two Houses Built in 1900-1; More Houses in the Tudor Manner, 1901-3; The Reparation of Lindisfarne Castle; The Gardens of Hestercombe; Four Houses Built 1905-7; Heathcote, Ilkley, 1906; Three Altered Houses, 1906-9; Lambay Castle, 1908-12; Temple Dinsley, Herts, 1909; Three Smaller Houses, 1908-9; Nashdom, Taplow, Bucks, 1909; Two Large Houses in Kent, 1910-12; Reparation of a Sussex Manor House and an Irish Castle; Folly Farm; Designs for Furniture; Index. Book slightly cocked, very light edge wear, slight bump to corners, binding is cracked in several places but pages are holding firmly, light dust staining to top of text block. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 


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