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The Cleveland Year Book 1921

By: Chadsey, Mildred (editor)

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Cleveland, Ohio, The Cleveland Foundation: 1921

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 26072DH


This book marks the debut of the first annual Cleveland Year Book -- first one and published i n April 1921. The book is pristine inside with very white pages and no foxing and is also tighttly bound. The cover shows very little wear, but as you can see from the photo, there are some light spots to the front board. Book measures 7"x7" and has 311 pages including index. An interesting look back at the evolution of Cleveland which covers among many topics, city planning, h... View more info

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Urban Structures for the Future

By: Dahinden, Justus

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Praeger: 1972

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 27121TB


Book itself shows clean red-orange cloth showing just a tiny flat crease to lower front corner. No names or writing. Jacket is likewise clean with just a few tiny chips to top edge near corner and a small tear and minor wear to top of spine. Has not been price-clipped and looks most handsome in brand new mylar. 203 black and white illustrations and 257 plans. Book measures 9"x10-1/2" . Originally published in Germany in 1971. View more info

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Gateway Cities and Other Essays (Great Plains Environmental Design Series)

By: Eaton, Leonard K.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Ames, Iowa, Iowa State Press: 1989

Edition: First Edition Stated

Seller ID: 27490


Very nice clean book pristine inside and out with no bumps to boards, no names or writing, and no tears or chips to jacket which will arrive in brand new mylar. A collection of essays on the "environmental culture" of the American Midwest and the Canadian Northwest. Book is illustrated throughout with black and whie photographs. Measures 9" tall by 11" across. 203 pages including index. View more info

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Une Cite Industrielle; Etude Pour La Construction Des Villes (Large Map Laid-in)

By: Garnier, Tony

Price: $225.00

Publisher: New York, Princeton Architectural Press: 1989

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 25828


Crips, clean, beautiful book. No names or wriitng, no bumps to boards, and no tears or chips to dustjacket. Still retains very large map laid-in measuring approximately 35" high and 54" wide. (see photo 3). Pages are psristine as are exterior page edges. Only fault is a small spot to back of dustjacket. 196 pages with 16 in color and 152 black and white illustrations.A utopian city conceived by the author while a Rome Prize student at the Villa Medici. He then e... View more info

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Ed Bacon; Planning, Politics, and the Building of Modern Philadelphia

By: Heller, Gregory L.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania Press: 2013

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 26036


Crisp, as new book -- no names or writing, no bumps to boards and no tears or chips to jacket which will arrive in brand new mylar cover. Charismatic, but controversial, Ed Bacon was an urban planner who changed a city. In the mid-20th century, Bacon took steps to halt the exodus into the suburbs and put Philadelphia on the map as a modern city. Illustrtated in black and white. 303 pages including index. View more info

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From Town to Tower (Western Reserve Historical Society Publication)

By: Johannesen, Eric

Price: $22.00

Publisher: U.S.A., Western Reserve Historical Cociety: 1983

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 28311


Crisp, clean, as new book -- no defect of note. There's also a leaflet laid-in which shows the Standard Oil Headquarters. Handsome book oversized at 8-1/4"x11" with 41 pages. The author tells the story of two towers -- the iconic Cleveland symbol, Terminal Tower, which dates back to the 1930's, and its more recent companion, the Standard Oil headquarters building erected in 1981. Many historical black and white photographs and drawings printed on quality coated paper. View more info

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Advancing Cleveland; The City's Future as Seen By National and Local Expert

By: Multiple Authors

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Cleveland, Ohio, Cleveland State University College of Urban Affairs: 1986

Seller ID: 27607


Book was published following a series of talks by experts far and near in an effort to show how a community can evaluate its options, set goals, and accomplish them. The chapters in the book engage the reader with the same topics heard by community leaders, some of which derived from other cities such as St. Paul and Dallas.. Examoples of these topics include community consensus and getting things done, the planning process, the funding process, and much more. Book... View more info

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City Beat; Stories from the Heart of Cleveland

By: Neff, James

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.A., John T. Zubal: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: SIGNED & Inscribed By Author

Seller ID: 25267


Crisp, clean book in excellent confition. Pages and page edges snow white and no bumping to black boards. Jacket is in like condition with one small tear to top edge, almost invisible in brand new mylar cover. Additional column clipped from the Plain Dealer laid-in. SIGNED and inscribed on half title to a known bookseller in the Cleveland area. Reads thus: To --------- Thanks for being a reader, James Neff 11-24-84." Gritty urban essays with a heart. 227 pages. View more info

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Detroit Cultural Center (Design Prototypes)

By: No Author

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Detroit, Michigan, Urban Design Division of Detroit City Plan Commission:

Seller ID: 27706


A spectacular design book which is not often seen. The condition shows some exterior glitches -- edge wear in spots, a chip to outer paper at outer edge of back cover and two corner creases, also at back. One is superficial, the other I have sustained with non-browning archival tape on the reverse side. This is a large book measuring 12" square with a sturdy wire binding. There is no date, but there was an easy clue in plain sight. The mayor listed inside was Jerome ... View more info

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Old Brooklyn New: A Historic Narrative and Projection for the 1980's Book I; A Portrait of Old Brooklyn Book II

By: Patterson, Clyde A.; Wilner, Kathryn Gasior

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Kent, Ohio, Commercial Press: 1979

Edition: First Editions

Seller ID: 27763


This offering consists of the two books which cover the OId Brooklyn New project. Book I was published in 1979 and is plainer than Book II with no photographs, but much text. Book II is prnted on quality coated paper and includes much text, but also many potographs in black and white with a several page grouping of beautiful color shots at back. Both measure 8" x 10-1.2" and have a combined 182 pages plus the color photos at back of volume II. Not often seen together. View more info

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Standard Construction Drawings: City of Cleveland (1972)

By: Perl, Ralph J. (Mayor)

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Cleveland, Ohio, City of Cleveland Division of Engineering and Construction: 1972

Edition: Presumed First

Seller ID: 23735


If urban topics such as sewers, catch basins, standard pipe, manholes, pavements, traffic dividers, and other such mundane necessities, you'll appreciate these detailed drawings with added numbers and descriptions.The book is very large at 11" x 17" and has 70 pages. there are some small tears to the edges of the back cover which I have mended with archival tape at the reverse side. the front cover has a white sticker on the lower outer corner and a number in red at the ... View more info

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Urban Builder; The Life and Times Of Stanley Draper

By: Smallwood, James M.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Heritage Association: 1977

Seller ID: 24637


Book is clean as a whistle inside and out with no names or writing and no bumps to boards. Jacket has no tears or chips but shows light edge wear in isolated spots. It will arrive protected in brand new mylar. A biography of a North Carolinian who came west in 1919 and built Oklahoma City into a city and continued for sixty years improving the state's urban landscape. Photo illustrated. 334 pages. View more info

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Further Studies of European Methods of Street Cleaning and Refuse Disposal, with Suggestions for New York

By: Soper, George A.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Committee of Twenty on Street and Outdoor Cleanliness: 1930

Seller ID: 20069


Very scarce booklet measuring 6"x9", tightly bound and clean. Faults include light crease at bottom front corner, light soiling to beige card cover, light dampstain in outer margin of first 18 pages but not affecting text or photographs, and a discreet stamp to front which reads "Century Library January 6, 1931." Book was compiled by a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and a Fellow of the American Public Health Assocation at the bequest of... View more info