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Imagining Ichabod:
My Journey into 18th-Century America through History, Food, and a Georgian House


An impassioned ode to a New England house, American history, and eighteenth-century design. It is a book about life style choices, the realization of a dream, and the adventures, discoveries, pleasures, and challenges encountered along the way. Those who enjoy history, architecture, archaeology, research, antiquing, decorating, or open-hearth cooking (replete with recipes), will find pleasure in this evocative sketch of a house and its owners through time.

-Betsy Garrett Widmer, author of At Home: The American Family, 1750-1870

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Imagining Ichabod: <br />My Journey into 18th-Century America through History, Food, and a Georgian House

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Imagining Ichabod:
My Journey into 18th-Century America through History, Food, and a Georgian House

Paula Bennett
Photographs by Sandy Agrafiotis

A historically significant and fascinating book recreating life in 18th-century New England. It is a memoir about the purchase and furnishing of a historic Georgian house-the General Ichabod Goodwin House-and also about the process of researching the house's original owners. The author connects the lives of the first two owners-father and son both named Ichabod-and their families to solidly-researched local and U. S. history.

While the author and her husband explore historic cooking and learn to live with fewer 21st-century conveniences, Paula describes how, inhabiting the property known as Old Fields, she and her husband stepped into the lives of the Spencers and Goodwins who lived there from the end of the 17th century through the death of the second Ichabod in 1829.

This engaging read also details the findings from an on-going archaeological dig at Old Fields, conducted by Dr. Neill De Paoli and sponsored by the Old Berwick Historical Society.

Includes 25 adapted historic recipes

Hardcover, 268 pages, 68 color photographs, sources, bibliography, endnotes, index, 7 ¼ x 9 ¾ inches

Retail price $29.95

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Ardrossan: The Last Great Estate<br /> on the Philadelphia Main Line

Available November 2017

Ardrossan: The Last Great Estate
on the Philadelphia Main Line

David Nelson Wren
Photographs by Steven Gunther and Tom Crane

Essentially unaltered since 1912, Ardrossan stands almost alone as a reminder of the halcyon days of Philadelphia's Main Line. Built by one of America's great architects, Horace Trumbauer, Ardrossan represents a fine example of American country estate architecture, with interiors designed by the London-based firm of White, Allom & Company.

This is the first book on the history of Ardrossan-the house and estate. Wren's engaging text and the beautiful photographs-both new and archival-capture the vision of Colonel Montgomery, chronicle the family's history, and preserve Ardrossan's rich history, including the many remarkable visitors during the last century.

Hardcover, approx. 300 pages, color illustrations throughout, 8 ¾ x 11 ¼

Retail price $75.00

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Pattern Book of Historic American Doors <br />ca. 1600-1860

Available Fall 2017

Pattern Book of Historic American Doors
ca. 1600-1860

Peter Joel Harrison
Contributions by Matt Postal and Rhett Butler
Edited by Peter Pennoyer, Anne Walker, and
Ethel Rompilla

This vast collection of early American door styles from 1600 to circa 1860, is taken from the personal library and collections of Peter Joel Harrison. After thirty-two years of research and travel, Harrison has documented hundreds of doors from throughout America, more than eighty-four from historic properties, including Dutch, English, French and Spanish Colonial, Georgian, Federal, and Greek Revival, all handsomely portrayed.

Over 250 hand-drawn illustrations of entry doors and door surrounds, including hinges, latches, knockers, corner blocks, and transoms, all rendered in a traditional 19th-century style and many paired with the source photograph reproduced in full color.

Hardcover with black cloth spine, 272 pages, over 250 hand-drawn illustrations with more than 200 color photos, 8 x 10 ¾ inches

Retail price $65.00

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Pattern Book of Historic American Doors <br />ca. 1600-1860

Pattern Book of Upholstery

David Michael Wood, Illustrations by Anara Mambetova-Finkelstein, edited by William S. Hooper, with contributions by upholsterer Jody Xuereb

Includes over 200 specially commissioned hand-drawn illustrations of classic upholstery models, including sofas, leather club chairs, dining chairs, chaise lounges. Appendices on fabric selection and standard measurements, a glossary, and index.

Cloth spine with paper covered boards, 272 pages, 8 x 10 ¾ inches

Retail price $95.00


Autobiography of a Fashion Designer: Ralph Rucci

Ralph Rucci, photographs by Baldomero Fernandez, book design by Matthew Egan

This photographic autobiography includes over 250 pages of color photography, narratives behind twenty objects Rucci has collected in his lifetime, brief descriptions of Chado's couturier techniques and staff portraits.

Full cloth cover with slipcase, 256 pages, 11 ¼ x 11 ½ inches

Retail price $125.00


Katz's: Autobiography of a Delicatessen

Photographs by Baldomero Fernandez, text by Jake Dell, edited by Beth Daugherty

This first-ever book about Katz's Delicatessen indelibly captures the unique spirit and appeal of the Lower East Side classic. Timed to coincide with Katz's 125th anniversary, this special edition brings a bit of Katz's right into your own home.

384 pages. 645 color photographs. Paperback with French flaps. 6.5 x 9 inches. Published in association with Glenn Horowitz Bookseller

Retail price $39.95



Thomas P. Fuchs
Book in progress

This much-needed volume records a comprehensive selection of classic models of lighting, from traditional to contemporary.
Soon to be the essential sourcebook for interior designers and architects, this book will also be an inspiration for lighting designers.

Author Thomas Fuchs is a well-regarded lighting designer who works most often with artisans in Murano to execute his designs. Drawn to the Murano artisans whose long manufacturing history goes all the way back to the 1600s, the designer likes to use glass because "the medium offers the design additional layers... texture, color, luminosity." Fuchs adds "glass is magic... one day it is sand, pigment and ash... and the next day it is an object."

See our video interview with the author to hear more.