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Books We Recommend
When it comes to building libraries of rare books for clients, Kinsey Marable is a master. Here’s what he would choose if he were tailoring a collection of first editions for himself.

The Art and Technique of Color Photography by Alexander Liberman, 1951. The most extraordinary collection of fashion photography—bar none.

A Wonderful Time by Slim Aarons, 1974. Stylish, chic people living the high life—the coffee-table book of the 20th century.

The Four Books of Architecture by Andrea Palladio, 1738. The benchmark for all classical architecture—itself a work of art.

Fragments on the Theory and Practice of Landscape Gardening by Humphrey Repton, 1816. Repton’s last treatise chronicles the building of England’s great country houses. Hand-painted illustrations make this a masterpiece.

Vogue’s Book of Houses, Gardens, People by Valentine Lawford, Diana Vreeland, and Horst P. Horst, 1968. A legacy of Vreeland’s Vogue years.

Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman, 1855. Hand-bound by Whitman himself, this tome contains powerful, forever-relevant verse.

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, 1960. The 1961 Pulitzer prize winner is a landmark in American literature.

The Birds of America by John James Audubon, 1827—1838. Four hundred thirty-five life-size hand-colored plates depict each bird. These two $8 million folios will set your library apart.

The Dictionary of English Furniture by Percy Macquoid and Ralph Edwards, 1924. Widely regarded as the classic illustrated work on the history of English furniture.

Notes on the State of Virginia by Thomas Jefferson, 1787. This London edition is Jefferson’s only book.

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