Avery Classics Acquisitions Highlights 2005-2006


D. A. Pierretz, Recherche de plusieurs beaux morceaux d’ornemens antiques et modernes (Paris, 1648).

Bound in vellum with gilt cypher of architect Charles Frédéric Mewes on front cover.
Gift of Herbert Mitchell

Collection of architectural vignettes on commercial stationery (United States of America and U.S. possessions, 1850-1920).

Gift of Robert Biggert in Honor of Lisa Ann Riveaux

Metropolitan Underground Railway Company (New York, N.Y.) Description of Metropolitan Underground Railway plans, under the East River, between New York and Brooklyn (New York, ca.1891?).

Documents the never-built line and its stations in eleven large oblong plates.
Gift of Andrew Alpern

J. F. Delion, Catalogue des livres, dessins, estampes et tableaux, composant le cabinet de feu M. J.-B.-A. Lassus (Paris, 1858).

Gift of Edmond L. Lincoln

Louis Hermann, Metallgehänge (Dresden, ca. 1902-1917).

Jugendstil trade catalogue including designs by Richard Riemerschmid.
Gift of Preservation Alumni in Honor of Adolf K. Placzek

Ferdinand Bac, Jardins enchantés; un romancero (Paris, 1925).

No. 38 of edition limited to 70 copies. With two variant printings of each colorplate reproduction.
Gift of Andrew Drabkin & Brian Hughes in Honor of Herbert Mitchell

Archigram, no. 1 (London, 1961?).

Rare second printing.
Gift of Prof. Robin Middleton

Hanno Rauterberg, Holocaust Memorial Berlin: Eisenman Architects (Baden, Switzerland, 2005).

Upper and lower covers of grey cast stone; autographs of Peter Eisenman in red and black on title-page; no. 064 of 225 numbered copies; wrapped in grey felt.
Gift of Elise Jaffe & Jeffrey Brown


Le Corbusier, Ch-E Jeanne-ret Voyages d’etudes . . . (Paris, 1908)

Sketchbook with drawings and watercolors after stained glass and architectural details at Notre-Dame, Paris, as well as annotations and text.

Andrea Memmo, Elementi dell’architettura Lodoliana o sia l’arte del fabbricare con solidità scientifica e con eleganza non capricciosa Libri due.Vol. primo. (Rome, 1786).

One of the rarest of 18th-century architectural books, with the author’s ms. corrections and presentation inscription to architect Niccolò Carletti.

Batty Langley, The plan and elevations of Windsor Castle (London, 1743).

The complete set of five large plates engraved by Thomas Langley after Batty Langley.

Aloys Ludwig Hirt, Dädalus und seine Statuen: ein pantomimischerTanz.Bei Gelegenheit einer Carnevals-Feierlichkeit, welche am 23sten März 1802 im Palais seiner Königlichen Hoheit des Prinzen Ferdinand von Preussen Statt hatte (Berlin, 1802).

Includes twelve hand-colored etchings.

Richard Payne Knight, ElginMarbles. As the author of an article on the Elgin Marbles, in No. XXVII of the Quarterly Review, expresses a wish to hear Mr. Payne Knight’s explanation of the parts of his evidence concerning them, which he has so grossly misrepresented, he shall be very concisely gratified; and if his motives are such as he professes, he will forthwith avow and retract his calumnies. . . . (London, 1816).

Printed letter addressed in Payne Knight’s hand to Sylvester Douglas, M.P., later Lord Glenbervie, and postmarked “7 o’clock. 3 Ju. 1816.”

Ferdinand Keller, Bauriss des Klosters St. Gallen, vom Jahr 820. Im Facsimile hrsg. und erlautert von Ferdinand Keller (Zurich, 1844).

Rare survival of text pamphlet and large folded lithographic plan in original cartonnage envelope with printed label.

Jakob Friedrich Eisenlohr, Ausgeführte oder zur Ausführung bestimmte Entwürfe von Gebäuden verschiedener Gattung als Unterrichtsmittel für Gewerb- und technische Schulen, so wie fur Baumeister (Karlsruhe, 1852-1859?).

Exceedingly scarce set of 17 fascicles with 103 lithographic plates for the instruction of building typology.

Eugène Deny, Jardins et parcs publics: histoire générale des jardins, les maitres de l’école moderne et leurs principales créations, le style paysager, exposé de ses principes et son application (Paris, 1893).

Author’s presentation copy to Albert Viger, then French minister of agriculture and later president of the Société nationale d’Horticulture de France, elegantly bound in gold- tooled green leather.

F. O. Shekhtel, Postroĭki russkago otdiela na mezhdunarodnoĭ vystavke v Glazgo 1901 g., proekt. i postroil F. O. Shekhtel= The Buildings of Russian section of International Exhibition in Glasgow, architect F. Schechtel, in Moscow. (Moscow, 1901).

Inscribed by Shekhtel to fellow architect Evgenii Aleksandrovich Sabaneev.

Exposición Internacional de Barcelona 1929: catálogo oficial (Barcelona, 1929).

Bound in red leather with the arms of Barcelona in gold; portraits of the Spanish royal family and government officials excised.

Alfred Peats Co. Samples of the season 1914 (Boston, 1914).

Exceptional unmutilated survival of 23 sample painted or stained moldings mounted to printed placard.

Johann Shoin, Publisher’s announcement for Antonin Raymond: his work in Japan 1920-1935 (Tokyo, 1935).

Ephemeral broadside with Japanese text and some English phrases, beautifully printed in black on yellow paper, recto and verso.

Photographs of Esso gas stations in Massachusetts with materials’ specifications for each station. (ca. 1949-1950).

Unique album documenting Neo-Palladian and revival-style service stations.

Asger Jorn and Guy Debord, Fin de Copenhague (Copenhagen, 1957)

One of 200 numbered copies, signed by the authors.

Guy Debord, The naked city: illustration de hypothèse des plagues tournantes en psychogeographique (Copenhagen, n.d.).

“Psychogeographic” map of Paris.

Utopie (Paris, 1967-1978).

Complete run of this rare French radical periodical.

New York Landmarks Preservation Commission, Greenwich Villagehistoric district designation report (New York, 1969).

Highly unusual copy, being signed by almost all commission members.