Avery Classics Acquisitions Highlights 2006-2007


Antoine Vaudoyer, Description du théâtre de Marcellus, à Rome, rétabli dans son état primitif, daprès [sic] les vestiges qui en restent encore (Paris, 1812).

Exceptional copy in gold-tooled red morocco binding. All plates hand-colored.
Gift of Herbert Mitchell

Additions to the Robert Biggert 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

Central Home Association, Palace Home (New York, 1860).

Extraordinary unrecorded printed document outlining plans for an enormous apartment house on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, never built.Gift of Preservation Alumni in Honor of Adolf K. Placzek

J.L. Mott Iron Works, 1882 Illustrated Catalogue: artistic grates, fenders, andirons, fire irons and other goods, for the fitting and decoration of the fire place (New York, 1882).

Gift of Andrew Drabkin & Brian Hughes in Honor of Herbert Mitchell

AD, (London, 1936-1973).

Technical editor’s copy of unbound issues.
Gift of Prof. Robin Middleton

Eugène-Emmanuel Viollet-le-Duc, Histoire d’un dessinateur, comment on apprend à dessiner (Paris, 1879).

In the original publisher’s binding.
Gift of Prof. Paul S. Byard


Hans Sebald Beham, [Four capitals and bases of columns, a set of engravings] (n.p., 1543-1545).

Complete set of these Old Master prints.

Las cosas maravillosas de la sancta ciudad de Roma [including] Las antigvedades de Roma, sacadas y recopiladas ... por Andres Paladio (Rome, 1589).

Rare survival of a sixteenth-century Roman mirabilia guide book in the Spanish language.

François-Philippe Charpentier after Pierre-Gabriel Bugniet, [Engraved secion of a model prison for Paris] (Lyon ?, 1765).

Extremely rare signed proof of Bugniet’s plan for an ideal prison; the model for Thomas Jefferson’s Virginian prison, built by Latrobe in 1797 (burned in 1823).

James Byres, Proposals for Publishing by Subscription, the Etruscan Antiquities at Corneto (TheTarquinii of the Ancients) (London, 1767?)

Scarce prospectus and 12 proofs for an unfulfilled publication of the Scottish expatriate, antiquary, architect, and dealer James Byres.

Wilhelm Ternite, Wandgemälde aus Pompeji und Herculanum / nach den Zeichnungen und Nachbildungen in Farben von W. Ternite; mit einem erläuternden Text von C.O. Müller (Berlin, 1839-1858).

All eleven parts published, in original wrappers, of this black-and-white and chromolithographic elephant portfolio of ancient Roman murals.

Pierre François Leonard Fontaine, Château de Neuilly: domaine privé du roi, 1836 (Paris, 1844?).

Later edition of 1836 publication, including 15 additional plates.

Emil Josef Zeller, Stuttgart’s Privat-Gebäude von 1806-1844 (Stuttgart, 1845-1846).

Scarce lithographic work documenting 19th-century domestic architecture in Stuttgart, largely destroyed by World War II. All three parts in original printed wrappers; includes prospectus.

Alexander Duncker, Die ländliche Wohnsitze, Schlösser und Residenzen der ritterschaftlichen Grundbesitzer in der Preussischen Monarchie (Berlin, 1852-1883).

Rare sixteen-volume oblong quarto set illustrating the country houses of Prussia’s nobility, in the original gold-stamped publisher’s cloth binding.

William J. Fryer, Record:United States patents of William J. Fryer, Jr’s, and record of other patents in which he has an interest (New York, 1864-1883).

Album, presumably compiled by Fryer, of his patents, many concerned with architectural ironwork and fireproof construction.

Michigan Stove Company, Garland stoves and ranges: specimens of leading specialties (Buffalo, 188-?).

Trade catalogue with 25 exceptional chromolithographic plates.

Le Corbusier, Urbanisme (Paris, 1925).

First printing of the first edition, inscribed by the author to Louis Hautecoeur.

[Collection of 70 photographs of the construction of the Autobahn] (Germany, ca. 1937-1941).

The Third Reich public works program, with bridges and roads designed by Friedrich Tamms and Paul Bonatz. Many of the prints in the collection are marked on verso as Bonatz’s copies.

Le Corbusier, UN Headquarters (New York, 1947).

First edition with author’s original drawing for the dustjacket and title page.

Ralph Rumney, [Fondation de l’Internationale situationniste à Cosio d’Arroscia en juillet 1957: collection de 38 photographies originales prises par Ralph Rumney].

Photographs taken at the establishment of the avant-garde intellectual and artistic movement.

Robert Venturi, Denise Scott Brown, and Steven Izenour, Learning from Las Vegas (Cambridge, Mass., 1972).

Annotated first edition and related publication files.

Gordon Bunshaft, Walter Nertsch, Linda Legner, William Lukes, Jack Schaffer, and Marion Vanderbilt, A pictorial history of the firm and partners of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (New York, 1975).

Privately published for the Partners Party on December 12, 1975, and inscribed by numerous partners on that occasion. Donald Charles Smith’s copy.

Kenneth Frampton, David Malouf, and Juhani Pallasmaa, Glenn Murcutt, architect (Rozelle, Australia, 2007).

Deluxe limited edition book with eight folders of photographic essays and over seventy plans and drawings at full size. Signed by the Pritzker-award-winning architect and Prof. Frampton.