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Recent Acquisitions
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1. Aga-Oglu, Kamer. "Ming Export Blue and White Jars in the University of Michigan Collection" [An offprint from] The Art Quarterly, Summer, 1948. A survey of Ming export blue & white jars which were collected from the Philippines. Softcover. 8"x11", 13 pages, plus 5 b/w plates. Minor soil. [35148] $30.00



2. Agius, Paul. "Ackermann's Regency Furniture & Interiors" Marlborough; The Crowwood Press: 1984. Published between 1809 and 1828, Ackermann's 'Repository of Arts, Literature, Commerce, Manufactures, Fashions and Politics' provides an unparalleled window into the high-class world of Regency England. Gathered here are several hundred illustrations of furniture and interiors as first published by Ackermann. A Regency-style tour de force. Hardcover. 10"x11", 200 pages, color and b/w illustrations, dj. Minor wear. [35117] $300.00



3. Allodi, Mary Macaulay & Rosemarie L. Tovell. "An Engraver's Pilgrimage. James Smillie in Quebec, 1821-1830" Royal Ontario Museum: 1989. James Smillie [1807-1885 emigrated from Scotland to Quebec in 1821 at the age of 14, and in his later years wrote a detailed biography about his early years there. Softcover. 8.5"x11", 139 pages, b/w illustrations. Some cover wear. [35192] $25.00



4. Anderson, Marna. "A Loving Likeness. American Folk Portraits of the Nineteenth Century" Princeton; The Gallery at Bristol-Myers Squibb: 1992. The catalog to an exhibition of important works by a number of known and unknown American folk painters from the private collection of Raymond & Susan Egan. The exhibition also included silhouettes by the "Red Book Artist" and the "Puffy Sleeve Artist". Softcover. 9"x11.5", 60 pages, color illustrations. Light wear, a little soil. [35177] $85.00



5. "The Architect and the Industrial Arts. An Exhibition of Contemporary American Design" New York; Metropolitan Museum of Art: 1929. The catalog to one of the Met's most interesting exhibitions of industrial art- they engaged leading architects and gave them control over the project, which resulted in a series of Moderne tableaux, each designed down to the smallest detail by a single designer. The catalog includes several short essays on the project, as well as descriptions and a photograph of each of the thirteen settings. An uncommon catalog. Softcover. 5.5"x8.5", 83 pages with b/w illustrations, plus 14 b/w plates. Original Moderne-patterned paper covers. Minor soil. [35118] $150.00



6. Baier, Joseph G., et al. "Questions and Answers of and for the Clockmaking Profession" Cincinnati; American Watchmakers Institute Press: 1982. 2nd printing. Well, here you go- just about anything you might want to know and watch and clock repair, from movements to pendulums, escarpments, mainsprings, repivoting, lathe work, cleaning, and much more. Softcover. 8.5"x11", 240 pages, b/w and line illustrations. Some wear and soil. [35153] $50.00



7. Barbour, Frederick K. "The Stature of Fine Connecticut Furniture" Printed for the author in an edition of 200 numbered copies: 1959. Barbour's first publication featuring pieces from his collection, which he more or less denies is a collection here. His text is in no way scholarly or overly descriptive, but wanders pleasantly from piece to piece as an after-dinner conversation might after too much brandy. Hardcover. 7.5"x11", 5 pages of text plus 1 color and 22 b/w plates. Slipcased. Inscribed to a friend. [35079] $125.00



8. Barnard, Nicholas. "Living with Decorative Textiles. Tribal Arts from Africa, Asia and the Americas" New York; Doubleday: 1989. An engaging history/collecting-decorating guide to understanding, using & displaying ethic textiles. Chapters include- Materials & Techniques - Decorative Hangings - Decorative Floor Covers - Sources and Services. Hardcover. 10"x10.5", 192 pages, color, b/w and line illustrations, dj. Minor wear. [35171] $35.00



9. Beard, Geoffrey & Judith Goodison. "English Furniture 1500-1840" Oxford; Phaidon/Christie's: 1987. A very well-written and copiously-illustrated study of the important periods of English furniture, with examples drawn from the various fine pieces which have passed through Christie's in the last several decades. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 302 pages, color and b/w illustrations, dj. Light wear. [35077] $40.00



10. Becksvoort, Christian. "The Shaker Legacy. Perspectives on an Enduring Furniture Style" The Taunton Press: 1998. In this nicely-illustrated study, a Shaker expert discusses the roots and history of Shaker furniture, including the largely-ignored Victorian period, and illustrates and describes 140 pieces of classic Shaker furniture. Hardcover. 8.5"x12", 233 pages, color and b/w illustrations, dj. [35100] $40.00



11. Borneman, Henry S. "Pennsylvania German Bookplates. A Study" Philadelphia; Pennsylvania German Society: 1953. A delightful, meandering study of hand-made bookplates of the Pennsylvania Germans, based on the author's collection. "Highly personal in manner and enriched with exceedingly handsome typography and design" (Karpel). Hardcover. 6.5"x9.5", 171 pages, 24 color plates, some line illustrations. Gift inscription. Near fine. [35190] $65.00



12. Bowers, William S. "Craftsmen of Franklin County, Penna. 1784-1884" Mercersburg; Irwinton Publishers: 1984. An important study of artisans in this south-central Pennsylvania county. Chapters include- Clockmakers, Silversmiths, Jewelers - Cabinetmakers, Chairmakers, Turners - Carpenters, Joiners - metal fabricators, copper, brass, tin plate - Furnaces, foundries, castings - iron fabricators, tools, implements - Fine Arts, painters, decorators, limners - Potters, pottery, kilns - -Gunsmiths. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 220 pages, b/w illustrations. Fine. [35204] $250.00



13. Brainard, Newton C. "Connecticut Chairs in the Collection of The Connecticut Historical Society" Hartford; 1956. A catalog of 30 pre-1800 chairs, interesting not only because of the wide variety of Connecticut chairs it illustrates, but also because of the frank and at times brutal commentary. No punches are pulled here, and there is little room accorded for speculation. Softcover. 7"x9.5", 67 pages, each chair illustrated with a b/w plate. Covers somewhat soiled. [35061] $50.00



14. Brainard, Newton C. "George Dudley Seymour's Furniture Collection in the Connecticut Historical Society" Hartford; Connecticut Historical Society: 1958. What makes this catalog especially interesting is the inclusion of comments about each piece from Seymour's carefully kept and sometimes caustically honest notebook. Softcover. 7"x9.5", 141 pages, b/w illustrations. Light cover soil, some general wear. [35062] $45.00



15. Brook-Hart, Denys. "British 19th Century Marine Painting" Woodbridge; Antique Collectors’ Club: 1985, 2nd ed., 3rd printing. The 19th century saw two revolutions – dramatic progress in marine technology was coupled with drastic changes in artistic tastes and styles. Both developments are superbly documented in this well-illustrated survey. Hardcover. 8.5”x11”, 367 pages, color and b/w illustrations, dj. Light wear. [35306] $75.00



16. Brose, David S., James A. Brown & David W. Penney. "Ancient Art of the American Woodland Indians" Harry N. Abrams, in association with the Detroit Institute of Arts: 1985. The catalog to an important loan exhibition of early Northeastern American Indian art of the Late Archaic, Woodland, and Mississippian periods. The exhibition included stone, wooden, metal and ceramic objects, beautifully photographed. Softcover. 8.5"x11", 240 pages, color and b/w illustrations. Light wear. [35200] $35.00



17. Burke, Doreen B., et al. "In Pursuit of Beauty. Americans and the Aesthetic Movement" New York; Rizzoli & The Metropolitan Museum of Art: 1987. The massive, scholarly and profusely illustrated catalog of this major exhibition. There are essays touching on a wide variety of subjects by a number of scholars, and a biographical dictionary of leading Aesthetic Movement figures and companies by Katherine Voorsanger. Hardcover. 10"x12.5", 511 pages, profusely illustrated in color and b/w, dj. light wear. [35115] $300.00



18. Camm, F.J. "Watches, Adjustment & Repair. A Practical Handbook on Modern Watches" Brooklyn; Chemical Publishing Company: (1950). Although geared to "modern" watches, the fine text and many illustrations are also useful for older watches. Hardcover. 5.5"x8.5", 166 pages, b/w illustrations, chipped dj. [35152] $30.00



19. Carlisle, Lilian Baker. "Hat Boxes and Bandboxes at Shelburne Museum" Shelburne Museum: 1960. An early and mid-19th century utilitarian folk art form, these fascinating objects often also ended up preserving period wallpapers, newspapers and other decorative papers. The Shelburne Museum collection is showcased in this informative catalog. Softcover. 6"x9", 196+ pages, b/w illustrations. Some wear. [35144] $50.00



20. Chamberlain, Samuel. "Salem Interiors. Two Centuries of New England Taste and Decoration" New York; Hastings House: 1950. A marvelous tour of the period interiors of 52 houses in Salem, Massachusetts. Hardcover. 7.5"x9.5", 176 pages, hundreds of b/w illustrations. Covers with some soil and fading. [35085] $20.00



21. Chanel Boutique. "Collection Printemps-ete 1995" Paris: 1995. A noteworthy and famous Chanel catalog- their Spring Collection, featuring Karl Lagerfeld designs and photographs, modeled by Claudia Schiffer. Sporty designs to say the least- "Slender, perfectly-fitted, cropped jackets were shown with corset-waist skirts, which reveal a surprising slit when passing through a soft summer breeze...As Karl Lagerfeld explained, 'Why shouldn't the stone not shine when the sun is shining?'". Ignoring the double negative, what's most startling is that the majority of Lagerfeld's carefully-placed sequins, shining in the sun, are adorning Claudia's underthings. Chanel, Lagerfeld & Claudia Schiffer combine to make this an iconic fashion catalog. Hardcover. 9"x12", 48 pages, color and b/w illustrations, with the loosely inserted English information sheet. Minor cover soil. [35169] $125.00



22. Chou, Mark. "A Discourse on Hung Hsien Porcelain" Published by the author in 1987. An important study of these misunderstood wares, which corrects earlier errors of other authors. Hung Hsien porcelain was made in 1915 and 1916 at Ching-te Cheng to celebrate the coronation of Emperor Hung Hsien. This short book includes many color illustrations and marks, as well as much other interesting information about these porcelains. Softcover. 7"x9", 63 pages, color illustrations. Covers rubbed. [35104] $45.00



23. [Christie] "Property from the Estate of Mrs. Lansdell K. Christie" New York; January 27, 1996. The Christie's collected American furniture through the 1960s with the help of Harold Sack, and built up a superb collection of the finest examples, some of which were sold at Lansdell Christie's death in 1972. The rest, including the Derby Family painted Federal side chairs and Newport and Boston block-front furniture, was sold at this sale. Softcover. 8"x10.5", 59 pages, 40 lots, color illustrations. Light wear. [35138] $40.00



24. Comstock, Helen. "The Looking Glass in America, 1700-1825" New York; The Viking Press: 1968. A very popular study of William & Mary, Queen Anne, Chippendale, Hepplewhite, Adam and Sheraton-style mirrors in America. A book which reflects well on the author's diligence, without mirroring too closely the work of others. Hardcover. 9.5"x6.5", 128 pages, tipped-in color plate and numerous b/w illustrations, dj. Light wear. [35072] $35.00



25. "Concise Catalogue of Oil Paintings in the National Maritime Museum" Woodbridge; Antique Collectors’ Club: 1988. Yes, I know, how can a 593-page book be “concise”? That’s testimony to the collection of oil paintings in England’s maritime museum, which in 1988 numbered more than 3,000 works, dating from the 16th century to the 20th. All the paintings are described, and some 2,000 are also illustrated. Hardcover. 8.5”x12”, 593 pages, some color and many b/w illustrations, dj. Light wear. [35307] $100.00



26. "Connecticut Masters. The Fine Arts and Antiques Collections of The Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company" Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company: 1991. Over a relatively short period of time (the 1980s) the Hartford Steam Boiler folks (with the help of leading dealers) built up a fine collection of Connecticut-related paintings and furniture. The paintings are primarily of late 19th/early 20th century vintage, and the furniture Colonial, including some rare and very interesting examples. The photography in this catalog is superb, which is just as well, as the text is sketchy. Hardcover. 9"x10", 271 pages, color illustrations, dj. Fine. [35198] $75.00



27. Cooper, Wendy A. "In Praise of America. Masterworks of American Decorative Arts, 1650-1830. Fifty Years of Discovery Since the 1929 Girl Scouts Loan Exhibition" New York; Alfred A. Knopf: 1980. A series of essays on topics such as object documentation, upholstery, approaches to regionalism, production outside major style centers, and more. The introduction describes the Girl Scout Exhibition and the state of collecting and scholarship in 1929. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 280 pages, 52 color and 308 b/w illustrations, dj. Light wear. [35075] $45.00



28. Corbeiller, Clare le. "China Trade Porcelain: Patterns of Exchange. Additions to the Helena Woolworth McCann Collection in the Metropolitan Museum of Art" New York; Metropolitan Museum of Art: 1974. This study deals with the 52 pieces or groups added to the collection since the publication of John Phillips' study. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 134 pages, 16 color and 108 b/w illustrations. Covers faded, light soil, minor wear. [35111] $40.00



29. Cripps, Wilfred Joseph. "Old French Plate: with tables of the Paris date-letters, and fac-similes of other marks. A Handbook for the Collector" London; John Murray: 1880. The first English guide to French silver hallmarks, based on the author's original research. Cripps also provides a historical survey of the history of French hallmarking up to the Revolutionary period. Hardcover. 6"x9.5", ix + 101 pages, plus a32-page catalog of the publisher's other books. Marks. Publisher's green cloth with gilt spine titles. Some cover wear, binding dry but solid. [35107] $60.00



30. Davis, Audrey & Toby Appel. "Bloodletting Instruments in the National Museum of History and Technology" Washington; Smithsonian Institution Press: 1979. Now here's a cheery subject- and a great collecting area. Not only fleams and scarifactors, but pumps for getting the blood out and pots for putting it into, as well as antique charts and illustrations. A scholarly, well illustrated catalog- and sure to be a hit at your next cocktail party. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 103 pages, b/w illustrations. Light wear, minor soil, closed tear on page 67/68, 69/10 and 71/72. [35113] $150.00



31. Deak, Gloria-Gilda. "American Views. Prospects and Vistas" New York; A Studio Book/Viking Press: 1976. An over-sized presentation of 48 superb prints from the collection of the New York Public Library, illustrating a wide variety of American views and scenes, from 1564 to 1883. The text includes and introduction by James Thomas Flexner. Hardcover. 12"x10.5", 134 pages, color plates, dj. Jacket worn. [35199] $25.00




32. Dolan, Maryanne. "Vintage Clothing, 1880-1960. Identification & Value Guide" Books Americana: 1987. A useful guide, with a mix of vintage photos and advertising illustrations. Softcover. 8.5"x11", 219 pages, many b/w and several color illustrations. Light wear. [35170] $20.00



33. Eberlein, Harold Donaldson & Cortlandt van Dyke Hubbard. "Historic Houses of the Hudson Valley" New York; Bonanza Books: 1960s. A reprint of this classic photographic survey, first published in 1942. Hardcover. 9"x12", 207 pages, b/w illustrations. Light soil. [35086] $25.00



34. Edwards, Emily. "Painted Walls of Mexico from Prehistoric Times until Today" Austin; University of Texas Press: 1966. This study reaches back 2,000 years, and then winds its way back to the present. Hardcover. 9"x11.5", 306 pages, b/w and color illustrations, worn dj. [35183] $65.00


35. [Ernst] "The Early American Collection of Mr. & Mrs. G.G. Ernst, Norwalk, Conn" New York; American Art Galleries: January 20-23, 1926. The sale of a famous and noted early collection of fine American Colonial and Federal furniture. The Ernsts began collecting in 1898, and some of the pieces are noted as having been purchased from Charles Pendleton's pioneering collection. Hardcover. 6.5"x10", 201 pages, 860 lots, b/w illustrations. Originally a softcover, bound into green cloth with the paper cover mounted on the front panel. Paper covers show soil. [35139] $125.00



36. Fabing, Suzannah, John L. Herrmann, Jr. & Marion True. "The Gods Delight. The Human Figure in Classical Bronze" Cleveland Museum of Art/Indiana University Press: 1988. The massive catalog to a major traveling loan exhibition of ancient Greek, Roman and Etruscan bronzes. Softcover. 8.5"x11", 373 pages, many b/w and several color illustrations. [35186] $35.00



37. Fairbanks, Jonathan & Gerald W.R. Ward. "Becoming a Nation. Americana from the Diplomatic Reception Rooms, U.S. Department of State" New York; Rizzoli: 2003. The sumptuously-illustrated catalog to a traveling exhibition of treasures from the collection of the State Department's Diplomatic Reception Rooms. Furniture, silver, paintings, ceramics and other decorative arts from about 1730 to 1840 are showcased. Many of the examples here were owned or used by early statesmen and diplomats, including George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, John Quincy Adams, Benjamin Franklin, and James Madison. Elegant. Hardcover. 9"x2", 232 pages, color illustrations, dj. Fine. [35205] $50.00



38. "Figurliche Keramik aus Zwei Jahrtausenden" Frankfurt; Museum fur Kunsthandwerk: 1963. Two millennia of ceramic figures from both Europe and the Orient, though the majority is 18th century European. Softcover. 8"x10.5", 147 pages, b/w illustrations and several color plates. Cover wear. [35196] $40.00



39. Flexner, James Thomas. "Nineteenth Century American Painting" New York; G.P. Putnam's Sons/Chanticleer Press: 1970. A major and important reference work which traces the width and breadth of American painting in the 19th century, a remarkably diverse and rambunctious period. Hardcover. 10"x12", 256 pages, color and b/w illustrations, dj. Jacket with some soil. [35189] $45.00



40. [Franklin] "Highly Important American Furniture from the Collection of Dr. C. Ray Franklin" New York; Christie's: October 13th, 1984. Dr. Franklin’s patients included Presidents Hoover, Roosevelt, Truman and Eisenhower. A descendant of Benjamin Franklin, he collected fine American furniture. Hardcover. 8"x10", 120 pages, 464 lots, color and b/w illustrations, dj. [35134] $40.00



41. Freund, Joan Barzilay. "Masterpieces of Americana. The Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Henry Meyer" New York; Sotheby's Books: 1995. A beautifully-illustrated study of this grand collection of the best American antique furniture, including 17th and 18th century,and Federal furniture, and folk art. Guided by Israel Sack and other specialists, the Meyer's assembled a spectacular collection of superlative examples of American cabinetmaking, which are amply celebrated in this book. Hardcover. 9.5"x12", 96 pages, color illustrations, dj. Fine. [35116] $65.00



42. Garner, Harry M. "Catalogue of an Exhibition of Chinese Blue and White Porcelain, 14th to 19th Centuries" London; The Oriental Ceramic Society: 1953. The catalog to an important loan exhibition which drew on the collections of members of the Society, and was staged at the Arts Council Gallery in London. The text includes an essay by Harry Garner on the development of blue & white porcelain in China. Softcover. 8.5"x11", 30 pages plus 18 b/w plates. Light soil. [35103] $40.00



43. Garrett, Wendell. "American Colonial. Puritan Simplicity to Georgian Grace" The Monacelli Press: 1995. A colorful, elegant tour of restored American Colonial-era houses and their period furnishings from Maine to North Carolina, written by noted Americana specialist and historian Wendell Garrett. Hardcover. 11.5"x11.5", 276 pages, color illustrations, dj. Light wear. [35066] $60.00



44. Gerdts, Abigail Booth. "An American Collection. Paintings and Sculpture from the National Academy of Design" New York; NAD: 1989. From the nearly 2,000 works of art in the national Academy of Design collection, eighty-eight have been chosen for this book. Hardcover. 9"x12", 208 pages, color illustrations, dj. Fine. [35092] $35.00



45. Gerdts, William H. "The Friedman Collection: Artists of Chicago" New York; Spanierman Gallery: 2002. The finely-illustrated catalog to this interesting and important collection of Chicago artists working around the turn of the 20th century. The text includes an essay by Dr. Gerdts, and biographies of the artists. Hardcover. 9"x11", 87 pages, color illustrations. Minor wear. [35194] $35.00



46. Girl Scout Loan Exhibition. "Loan Exhibition of Eighteenth Century and Early Nineteenth Century Furniture & Glass... Portraits by Stuart, Peale and others, for the Benefit of the National Council of Girl Scouts, Inc." Antique Classic Reprints: 1977. A facsimile of the 1929 edition. The Girl Scout Exhibition is seen by many as the starting point for all serious modern scholarship in the fields of American decorative arts. The catalog features illustrations of fine furniture, textiles, glass, ceramics and paintings, drawn from notable collections from across the country. Hardcover. 8"x10", 926 items, b/w illustrations. Covers with some wear and soil [35123] $200.00



47. Glanville, Philippa & Jennifer Faulds Goldsborough. "Women Silversmiths 1685-1845. Works from the Collection of The National Museum of Women in the Arts" London; Thames & Hudson & Washington, National Museum of Women in the Arts: 1990. Everyone knows Hester Bateman, but here are the stories not only of Hester but also of 35 other female silversmiths, working in the 17th, 18th and early 19th centuries. The text is illustrated with superb photographs of nearly 100 pieces, as well as contemporary portraits and marks. Softcover. 9"x11", 176 pages, color and b/w illustrations. Near fine. [35089] $40.00



48. [Gow] Prospectus for- "Catalogue of The Leonard Gow Collection of Chinese Porcelain" London; John & Edward Bumpus Ltd.: 1931. An elegant prospectus for this rare catalog which contains the title page, an introduction, 2 specimen pages of text, and two specimen color plates with tissue guards. The introductory page notes that the catalog was written by british Museum expert R.L. Hobson, and that "a proportion" of copies have been placed with London booksellers Bernard Quaritch. Interestingly, this prospectus actually has the imprint of Quaritch, which has been covered by the pasted-on label for Bumpus. Softcover, 10"x12.5", 4 pages plus 2 color plates. Some soil. [35149] $65.00



49. Grave, Alexandra. "Three Centuries of Connecticut Folk Art" Art Resources of Connecticut: 1979. A loan exhibition, drawing on both public and private collections. The objects include textiles, portraits, gravestone rubbings, furniture, ceramics, signs, needlework, theorem and mourning paintings, decoys, and a host of other miscellaneous expressions of the folk ethic. Hardcover. 9.5"x12", 100 pages, profusely illustrated in b&w and color. Light cover soil. [35101] $35.00



50. Greene, Nancy E. (ed.). "Byrdcliffe. An American Arts and Crafts Colony" Ithaca; Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art: 2004. Byrdcliffe was an artist colony founded in 1902-03 in Woodstock, New York. This catalog features 191 fine and decorative arts objects and historical materials from the colony's first 26 years. Softcover. 9"x12", 256 pages, color and b/w illustrations. Some cover wear. [35207] $50.00



51. Grover, Ray & Lee. "Art Glass Nouveau" Rutland; Charles Tuttle: 1968. 2nd prtg. A visual survey of the myriad types of art glass made during the Art Nouveau period in America, England and Europe. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 231 pages, 424 color illustrations, dj. Jacket worn and torn. With a wonderful inscription to renowned glass dealers George Abraham and Gilbert May, "from whom we have learned a lot" from both authors. [35057] $85.00



52. Gyllensvard, Bo. "Chinese Gold, Silver and Porcelain: The Kempe Collection" New York; Asia Society: 1971. An interesting collection of antique Chinese gold and silver, paired with antique Chinese white ceramics which copied gold and silver designs. Hardcover. 7.5"x8.5", 135 pages, b&w illustrations, dj. Signed by Mrs. Kempe. Unrelated gift inscription, light soil, minor wear. [35102] $50.00



53. [Hahn] "The Hahn Family Collection of English Silver" New York; Christie's: October 23, 2000. A beautifully illustrated catalog of this collection of Georgian silver –also silver from the reigns of Queen Anne, William III, Charles I & II and the Commonwealth. Softcover. 8.5"x10.5", 129 pages, 311 lots, color illustrations. [35141] $45.00



54. [Hammitt] "The Contents of the Shop of Kenneth Hammitt Antiques" Woodbury; Skinner: June 13, 1992. Ken Hammitt was an Air Force pilot, waiter, actor, playwright, and for forty years ran an acclaimed shop featuring fine American furniture and antiques in Woodbury, Connecticut. In his spare time he worked on antiquarian projects with the American Museum in Bath, England, the Bermuda National Trust, and Waterbury's Mattatuck Museum. This auction sold off the shop contents. Softcover. 8.5"x11", about 80 pages, 429 lots, b/w and some color illustrations. Light wear. Prices realized sheet stapled to the first page. [35136] $35.00



55. [Hammitt] "Fine Americana including the Private Collection of Kenneth Hammitt of Woodbury, Connecticut" Bolton; Skinner: October 30-31, 1993. This auction sold off the fine 18th and early 19th century American formal and country furniture and accessories from Hammitt’s own collection. Softcover. 8.5"x11", 130 pages, 695 lots, b/w and some color illustrations. Covers worn. Prices realized sheet included. [35137] $35.00



56. Harris, Marleine Reader. "Virginia Antiques. A History and Handbook for the Collector" New York; Exposition Press: 1953. An interesting survey of antique furniture found in Virginia, much of it of Virginia origin. The author worked with dealers and collectors and provides a snapshot of the state of collecting at a time when she could write with perfect honesty that "many fine examples are still to be found on the back roads of the mountainous sections as well as the more populated areas". In no way a scholarly work, but intriguing nonetheless. Uncommon. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 183 pages, 231 b/w illustrations. Light cover wear. [35174] $150.00



57. Hewitt, Benjamin A., Patricia E. Kane & Gerald W.R. Ward. "The Work of Many Hands, Card Tables in Federal America 1790-1820" New Haven; Yale University Art Gallery: 1982. A standard and much sought-after reference. Ames & Ward note: "The culmination of a decade of research by Hewitt, this publication marked the first time that a scientific method of connoisseurship was applied to the study of American furniture on this scale". Softcover. 9"x10.5", 198 pages, b/w and some color illustrations. Paper covers with wear and soil, name on endpaper. [35069] $650.00



58. Heyman, Therese Thau. "Posters American Style" National Museum of American Art & Abradale Press: 1998. This beautifully-illustrated book features 120 American posters of the late 19th to late 20th century. Hardcover. 9"x12", 191 pages, color illus. dj. Fine. [35188] $30.00



59. Hinckley, F. Lewis. "Directory of the Historic Cabinet Woods" New York; Crown Publishers: 1960. A complete study of cabinet woods, their characteristics, and how they have been prepared and used in America, England and Europe. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 186 pages, 172 b/w illustrations, dj. Light wear. [35203] $45.00



60. Honey, William Bowyer. "The Ceramic Art of China and Other Countries of the Far East" London; Faber and Faber: 1949. 3rd printing. An excellent reference by one of England's foremost ceramics experts. The emphasis of the book is on China, with additional material on Indo-China, Korea and Japan. Hardcover. 8"x10.5", 238 pages plus 3 color and 192 b/w plates, worn jacket. [35146] $50.00



61. Hood, Graham. "American Silver. A History of Style, 1650-1900" New York; Praeger publishers: 1971. The first comprehensive stylistic history of the development of American silver. Hardcover. 7"x10.5", 256 pages, 286 b/w illustrations, dj. Light wear. [35156] $30.00



62. Howe, Octavius T. & Frederick C. Matthews. "American Clipper Ships 1833-1858" New York; Argosy Antiquarian Ltd.: 1967. A fine reissue of this classic set, first published in 1926. The authors document what can be learned of the characteristics and careers of the American “greyhounds of the seas”, from the Adelaide to the Young Mechanic, using many period records. Hardcover. 2 volumes. 7”x10”, 780 pages, b/w plates. Slipcased. Light soil. [35294] $100.00



63. Hume, Ivor Noel. "All the Best Rubbish" New York; Harper & Row: 1974. "Being an antiquary's account of the pleasures and perils of studying & collecting everyday objects from the past". Hume was the Director of the Department of Archeology at Colonial Williamsburg. Hardcover. 6"x9", 320 pages, b/w illustrations, dj. Light soil, a little wear. [35143] $30.00



64. Ishimura Hayao & Maruyama Nobuhiko. "Robes of Elegance. Japanese kimonos of the 16th-20th Centuries" Raleigh; North Carolina Museum of Art: 1988. A well-illustrated and informative catalog, largely based on the fabulous Nomura Collection of Japanese kimonos. Each kimono is illustrated in full-page color plate and carefully described. There are also essays on the use and meaning of the kimono in Japan. Softcover. 9.5"x9.5", 246 pages, color illustrations. Light wear. [35105] $60.00



65. [Jeffords] "The Collection of Mr. & Mrs. Walter Jeffords, Volume 3- Early American Silver" New York; Sotheby's: October 29, 2004. An oversized, beautifully illustrated catalog of rare American Colonial silver. Softcover. 9"x11.5", 304 pages, 142 lots. Minor wear. Prices realized sheets. [35142] $60.00



66. Kauffman, Henry J. & Quentin H. Bowers. "Early American Andirons and other Fireplace Accessories" Nashville; Thomas Nelson: 1974. American andirons and their makers; there is also discussion of bed warmers, dutch ovens, kettles, bellows, etc. Hardcover. 7.5"x10", 192 pages, b/w illustrations, dj. Light wear. [35088] $85.00



67. [Kelly Collection] "Important New York Furniture and Decorative Arts. The Richard and Beverly Kelly Collection" Portsmouth; Northeast Auctions: April 3, 2005. An important auction catalog filled with Duncan Phyfe and other New York furniture, beautifully photographed, and described by Philip Zimmerman, who also contributed an important illustrated essay, "The Architectural Furniture of Duncan Phyfe, 1830-1845". Softcover. 8.5"x11", 84 pages, color illustrations. Corner crease. [35133] $40.00



68. Kelly, J. Frederick. "The Early Domestic Architecture of Connecticut" Yale University Press: 1927. 2nd printing. This scholarly survey illustrates and describes the architecture and construction of 17th and 18th century Connecticut houses. The chapters are divided by architectural element such as roof framing, masonry, windows, paneling, and so on. An architectural classic. Hardcover. 9"x11.5", xx + 210 pages with 242 line illustrations, plus 48 b/w plates. Some light soil. [35087] $125.00



69. Kent, William Winthrop. "The Hooked Rug. A Record of Its Ancient Origin, Modern Development, Methods of Making, Sources of Design, Value as a Handicraft, The Growth of Collections, Probable Future in America, And Other Data" New York; Tudor Publishing Co.: 1937. A widely respected study of the origins and development of hooked rugs in America, their design sources and patterns. Hardcover. 8"x10", 210 pages, folding color frontispiece and 172+ b&w illustrations, dj. Jacket with some wear, light soil. [35173] $60.00



70. Ketchum, William C., Jr. "American Cabinetmakers. Marked American Furniture, 1640-1940" New York; Crown Publishers & the Museum of American Folk Art: 1995. "The first book to catalog and illustrate all known American wood furniture examples that bear the signatures, labels, brands, impressions, or inkstamp marks of their makers". More than 1,600 makers are included. Hardcover. 7.5"x9.5", 404 pages, b/w illustrations, dj. [35081] $35.00



71. Ketchum, William C., Jr. "American Redware" New York; Henry Holt: 1991. "Redware does not encompass only the familiar crocks, jugs, jars, and plates. It was used for everything from bird feeders to umbrella sands, mantel decorations to doorstops; churns, mugs, vases, lamps, roof tiles, penny banks, funnels and colanders. This compehensive book provides a full survey of (American) redware production, and includes a comprehensive appendix of every potter whose marks are known". Hardcover. 8.5"x10.5", 147 pages, color and b/w illustrations, dj. [35175] $75.00



72. Khin, Yvonne. "The Collector's Dictionary of Quilt Names & Patterns" Washington; Acropolis Books: 1980. Veteran quilter Yvonne Khin spent some ten years researching and collecting the 2,400 historical patterns illustrated and described here. While it's easy enough to visualize what "lightning Stripes", "Diamond Cube" and "Arrow Points" might be, what about "Gretchen", "Noonday", "Western Spy", or "Tulip lady Fingers"? Hardcover. 489 pages, 16 color plates and several thousand line illustrations, dj. Light wear. Inscribed. [35099] $45.00



73. Kirk, John T. "Connecticut Furniture -Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries" Hartford; Wadsworth Athenaeum: 1967. An important loan exhibition of outstanding furniture. "This was the first exhibition to include a serious discussion of the English background of American furniture, particularly that of the 17th century... " -Ames & Ward. Semowich 839. Softcover. 9.5"x11", 156 pages, 275 b/w illustrations. Covers worn, spine covering perishing, black label on spine. Clean inside. [35064] $100.00



74. Klapthor, Margaret Brown. "White House China of the Lincoln Administration in the Museum of History and Technology" Washington; Smithsonian Press: 1967. As far as I can find, this was the author's first publication on the subject of Presidential china, a topic she went on to become the foremost exert on. Softcover. 8.5"x11", 10 pages, b/w illustrations. Minor wear, some soil. [35095] $25.00



75. Lessard, Michel. "Antique Furniture of Quebec. Four centuries of Furniture Making" Toronto; McClelland & Stewart: 2002. An impressive survey of Quebec furniture, by period, from 1640 to the present day. Packed with color photographs and written with a true love of the subject, this will be a valued reference for decades to come. It's also darned heavy. Hardcover. 10"x11.5", 543 pages, color illustrations, dj. Fine. [35068] $85.00



76. Linton, George E. & Joseph J. Pizzuto. "Applied Textiles. Raw Materials to Finished Fabrics" New York; Lifetime Editions: 1948. 4th edition. First published in 1938, I can't believe there's anything about the 20th century textile industry not covered in this study/textbook. Hardcover. 6.5"x9.5", xxx + 385 pages, line and b/w illustrations. Light wear, minor soil. Inscribed by Linton. [35161] $25.00



77. Lipman, Jean, et al. "Five Star Folk Art. One Hundred American Masterpieces" Harry N. Abrams in association with the Museum of American Folk Art: 1990. The beautifully-illustrated catalog to a loan exhibition of American folk art masterpieces, including paintings, furniture, and items in wood, metal and stone, drawn from a number of both private and public collections. The text was written by Jean Lipman, Robert Bishop, Elizabeth V. Warren and Sharon L. Eisenstat. Hardcover. 9"x12", 176 pages, color illustrations, dj. Light wear. [35206] $40.00



78. Lucas, A.T. "Treasures of Ireland. Irish Pagan & Early Christian Art" New York; Viking Press: 1974. A well-illustrated survey of Irish metalwork, illuminated manuscripts, sculpture and architecture from prehistoric times to the 10th century. Includes metalwork, jewelry, household and ecclesiastical objects. Hardcover. 8"x10.5", 200 pages, 41 color and 134 b/w illustrations, dj. [35191] $25.00



79. MacPhail, Anna. "The Well-Dressed Child. Children's Clothing, 1820-1940" Schiffer Publishing: 1999. "Over 300 stunning, full color photographs showcase the many wonderful and unusual examples of vintage and antique children's clothing". Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 160 pages, color illustrations, dj. Fine. [35164] $35.00



80. Mastai, Boleslaw & Marie-Louise d'O. "The Stars and The Stripes. The American Flag as Art and as History from the Birth of the Republic to the Present" New York; Alfred A. Knopf: 1973. This is really quite something -a wonderful, unique study of the flag as used and portrayed in a variety of settings, forms and materials, with an emphasis on paper and a wide variety of textiles, as well as many historic and rare flags. Hardcover. 12"x10.5", 248 pages, hundreds of color and b/w illustrations, dj. Jacket worn. [35120] $35.00





81. Mather, Frank Jewett, Jr. Edwin H. "Blashfield and Mural Painting in America" Williams College: 1938. "An address at the opening of the Blashfield Memorial Room, October 23, 1938". Edwin Blashfield (1848-1936) is considered America's leading muralist of the late 19th century, and was President of the Society of Mural Painters, and of the Society of American Artists. Softcover. 6"x9", 7 pages, 1 b/w plate. Some soil. [35052] $20.00



82. McCauley, Daniel & Kathryn. "Decorative Arts of the Amish of Lancaster County" Intercourse; Good Books: 1988. This colorful study includes quilts, needlework, drawings, bookplates and other graphics, furniture and household objects. Softcover. 9"x11.5", 160 pages, many color illustrations. Light wear. [35202] $25.00



83. Mercer, Henry C. "Ancient Carpenter's Tools. Together with Lumberman's, Joiner's and Cabinet Maker's Tools in use in the Eighteenth Century" Doylestown; Bucks County Historical Society: 1951. 2nd edition. A very important study of woodworking tools, illustrating early tools and describing how they were used. Hardcover. 6.5"x9.5", 339 pages, b/w illustrations. Light wear. [35108] $85.00



84. Montgomery, Charles F. & Patricia Kane, et al. "American Art: 1750-1800, Towards Independence" Boston; New York Graphic Society: 1976. This catalog accompanied the first major exhibition of American decorative arts in England. Softcover. 8.5"x11", 319 pages, color and b&w illustrations. Covers worn. [35122] $25.00



85. Moritz Gottschalk. "Dollhouses - Doll Rooms - Kitchens - Stores - Furniture - 1892-1931" Gold Horse Publishing: 2000. Gottschalk doll houses and furnishings are much in demand by collectors, but the factory's output was sadly under-documented before the discovery of a complete archive of company catalogue photographs, spanning the years 1892 to 1931. Here are more than 3,000 photos from the archive. Hardcover. 12.5"x9.5", 256 pages, many b/w and some color illustrations. Fine. [35182] $100.00





86. Myers, Minor & Edgar Mayhew. "New London County Furniture, 1640-1840" New London; The Lyman Allen Museum: 1974. "An exhibition catalog that contains an excellent checklist of New London cabinetmakers." (Semowich). Softcover. 8.5"x10", 134 pages, numerous b/w illustrations. Covers lightly scuffed. [35121] $60.00



87. Neustadt, Dr. Egon. "The Lamps of Tiffany" New York; The Fairfield Press: 1970. The bible of Tiffany lamp collectors. Dr. Neustadt probably came as close to assembling a complete collection of all types of tiffany lamps as anyone is likely to get. Hardcover. 10.5"x13.5", 224 pages, color and b&w illustrations. Decorated covers with some minor fading, light wear. [35180] $250.00



88. [Nicholson] "The Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Eddy Nicholson" New York; Christie's: January 27-28th, 1995. Sale 8082. The auction sale of the premier Americana collection of the 1980s. Nicholson made headlines in the 1980s when he broke record after record buying premier pieces of American colonial and federal furniture and related decorative arts at auction, and then made headlines again when he sold it all. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", about 350 pages, 1194 lots, jam packed with color illustrations and plates; dj. Light wear. [35135] $85.00



89. Norwich, John Julius. "The Italians. History, Art, and the Genius of a People" New York; Harry N. Abrams: 1983. A beautifully illustrated, sweeping survey of Italy and Italian art and history. Chapters include: Rome and the Empire – The Medieval Centuries – Humanism and Renaissance - Disaster and Recovery – the Age of Romanticism – Modern Italy. Hardcover. 9”x12”, 268 pages, 70 color and 224 b/w illustrations, dj. Light wear. [35277] $30.00



90. Nutting, Wallace. "The Clock Book" Framingham; Old America Company: 1924. The first edition of this popular and well illustrated study of American and foreign clocks. Primarily a compilation of photographs, with additional lists of clockmakers cribbed from Britten. Hardcover. 7"x10", 312 pages, 250 b/w illustrations. Covers worn, paste-on label missing, hinges loosened. [35272] $25.00



91. Nugren, Edward & Bruce Robertson. "Views and Visions. American Landscape before 1830" Washington; Corcoran Gallery of Art: 1986. The beautifully-illustrated catalog to an important loan exhibition. In addition to being a catalog of the paintings exhibited, the book includes essays on military artists, natural history artists, and traveling artists of the period, as well as Thomas Cole. Softcover. 9"x12", 311 pages, color and b/w illustrations. Near fine. [35067] $125.00



92. Palmer, J.P. & Meredith Chilton. "Treasures of the George R. Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art" Toronto; George R. Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art:1984. A nicely-illustrated survey of ceramics, including pre-Columbian pottery, Italian maiolica, English delftware & slipware, Meissen porcelain, Vienna, French and English porcelains, and figures from the 'Commedia dell' Arte". Softcover. 8"x10.5", 71 pages, color illustrations. Cover wear. [35195] $25.00



93. Peat, Wilbur D. "Pioneer Artists of Indiana" Art Association of Indianapolis: 1954. A survey, by region, of artists in Indiana from the frontier wilderness days of the 1780s to the High Victorian period of the 1880s. Hardcover. 6.5"x9.5", 254 pages, 1 color and 84 b/w illustrations. Minor soil. [35055] $65.00



94. Peluso, Anthony J., Jr. "The Bard Brothers. Painting America Under Steam and Sail" New York; Harry N. Abrams & The Mariners Museum: 1997. This book accompanied a traveling exhibition of the Bard's work organized by The Mariners Museum. Hardcover. 10.5"x8.5", 175 pages, color illustrations, dj. Near fine. [35094] $40.00





95. Rackham, Bernard. "Catalogue of English Porcelain, Earthenware, Enamels and Glass collected by Charles Schrieber Esq. M.P. and The Lady Charlotte Elizabeth Schreiber. Volume 1 -Porcelain" London; Victoria and Albert Museum: 1928. The first volume in the three-volume catalog of porcelain, pottery and glass & enamels of the Lady Charlotte Schreiber Collection, and complete in-and-of itself. Hardcover. 7.5"x10", 226 pages, plus 96 b/w plates. Rebound in plain blue cloth. Light soil. [35157] $85.00



96. as above, "Volume II -Earthenware" London; Victoria and Albert Museum: 1928. Hardcover. 7.5"x10", 139 pages, plus 86 b/w plates. Rebound in plain blue cloth. Light soil. [35158] $85.00



97. Rackham, Bernard. "Catalogue of the Herbert Allen Collection of English Porcelain" London; HMSO: 1923. Herbert Allen assembled a comprehensive and representative collection of English porcelain. His collection had been on view at the Vixtoria & Albert Museum for several years prior to the publication of this catalog. Hardcover. 7.5"x10", 172 pages, plus 99 b/w plates. Rebound in plain blue cloth. Light soil. [35159] $60.00



98. Raphaelian, H.M. "The Hidden Language of Symbols in Oriental Rugs" New York; Anatol Sivas: 1953. "A dealer's interpretation of a wide variety of rug patterns, their meanings and origins" (O'Bannon). Hardcover. 6.5"x9", 230 pages, color frontispiece and many b&w plates. Light wear, some light internal spotting. [35106] $35.00



99. "Retrospective Louis Cartier. Masterworks of Art Deco" Cartier: 1982. Limited to 1000 numbered copies. A beautifully illustrated survey of the fabulous Art Deco-era clocks and watches designed by Louis Cartier. Stunning. Hardcover. 9"x12", 67 pages, color and b/w illustrations, dj. Light wear. [35154] $125.00



100. Rice, Norman S. "New York Furniture before 1840 in the Collection of the Albany Institute of History and Art" Albany Institute of History and Art: 1962. A "selective catalog of a significant group of objects" -Ames & Ward. Softcover. 8"x10", 63 pages, b/w illustrations. Light wear, water wrinkle in upper corner. [35063] $65.00



101. Rodriguez, Antonio. "A History of Mexican Mural Painting" New York; G.P. Putnam's Sons: 1969. A massive, beautifully illustrated study of Mexican mural painting from its prehistoric origins to its revitalization by Diego Rivera, Clemente Orozco, and David Alfaro Siqueiros. Stupendous! Hardcover. 10"x12", 517 pages, color and b/w illustrations, dj. Jacket with some wear. [35184] $150.00



102. Rontgen, Robert E. "The Book of Meissen" Schiffer Publishing: 1996. 2nd edition. A large, well respected study, with many illustrations. Hardcover. 9.5"x12.5", 333 pages, b/w and color illustrations, dj. Light wear. [35208] $75.00



103. Rumford, Beatrix T. (ed.). "American Folk Portraits. Paintings and Drawings from the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Center" Boston; New York Graphic Society: 1981. An important catalog of this fine collection of 19th century American folk portraits. Hardcover. 9.5"x11.5", 295+ pages, color and b/w illustrations, dj. [35090] $85.00



104. Schiffer, Margaret B. "Furniture and Its Makers of Chester County, Pennsylvania" Schiffer Publishing: 1978. An authoritative reference to Chester County furniture and its makers, from its founding in 1682 to 1850. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 329 pages + 175 b/w illustrations. Some cover wear, water wrinkle toward the end, but no stains or adhesions. [35074] $60.00



105. Schmuttermeier, Elisabeth, et al. "Cast Iron from Central Europe, 1800-1850" Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts: 1994. Catalog to the exhibition showcasing a wide variety of decorative European ironwork of the first half of the nineteenth century. In addition to a catalog of the exhibition, there are essays on the development of the iron industries and cast iron manufacture in England, Prussia, the Habsburg Empire, Berlin, and central Europe, iron garden furniture, iron jewelry, iron gems, and iron sculpture in Berlin. Softcover. 8.5"x11", 351 pages, color and b/w illustrations. Fine. [35176] $125.00



106. [Shelley] "The Pioneer Americana Collection of Dr. and Mrs. Donald A. Shelley" Downingtown; Pook & Pook Auctioneers: April 20-21, 2007. The catalog to the sale of a fabulous and wide-ranging collection of fine antique country furniture, pottery, textiles, metalwares, and other folk arts, much of it of Pennsylvania origin. Hardcover. 8.5"x11.5", 215 pages, 837 lots, color illustrations, dj. prices realized sheets. Light wear. [35140] $75.00



107. Stewart-Wilson, Mary. "Queen Mary's Dolls' House" New York; Abbeville Press: 1988. "Created by nearly 1,500 of the finest craftspeople and artists of the day in collaboration with (Sir Edwin) Lutyens, the most famous architect of Britain's late imperial period, this five-foot-high, forty-room mansion was presented to Queen Mary in 1924 in gratitude for the royal family's bravery and leadership during the First World War". Hardcover. 10.5"x9", 191 pages, color illustrations, dj. Fine. [35181] $40.00





108. Stoneman, Vernon C. "John and Thomas Seymour, Cabinetmakers in Boston, 1794-1816" (with the) "Supplement" Boston; 1959 & 1965. The first study of the Seymour’s work, and still quite an important book, though the attributions must be taken with a grain of salt. “Simply put, Stoneman confused a regional style with a shop's production; nevertheless, his books are a valuable compilation of illustrations" (Ames & Ward). Hardcover. 2 volumes; 9"x12", 393 + 105 pages, 10 color plates and 366 b/w illustrations, first volume slipcased. [35130] $250.00





109. Strauss, Jerome, et al. "Glass Drinking Vessels from the Franz Sichel Collection" San Francisco; California Palace of the Legion of Honor: 1969. Sichel was a wine distributor who assembled a fine collection of wine glasses and vessels for drinking spirits. Softcover. 8.5"x11", 62 pages of text plus 64 b&w illustrations. Light wear. [35096] $25.00



110. Swygert, Mrs. Luther M. (ed.). "Heirlooms from Old Looms. A Catalogue of Coverlets owned by The Colonial Coverlet Guild of America and its Members" Chicago; privately printed: 1955. Revised edition. This important catalog was first issued in 1940. It documents over 300 coverlets owned by the Guild and its members, each pictured in a full-page b/w plate. Hardcover. 6.5"x9.5", 406 pages, 350+ b/w plates. Light wear. [35160] $100.00



111. Thwing, Leroy. "Flickering Flames. A History of Domestic Lighting through the Ages" Rutland; Charles Tuttle: 1965. 2nd prtg. The development of domestic lighting from prehistoric times through the Victorian era. Hardcover. 138 pages, 96 b/w plates, dj. Light wear. [35155] $35.00



112. Toomer, Heather. "Antique Lace: Identifying Types and Techniques" Schiffer Publishing: 2001. A well illustrated, invaluable collectors guide. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 248 pages, color and b/w illustrations, dj. [35162] $45.00



113. Vollmer, John E. "In the Presence of the Dragon Throne. Ch'ing Dynasty Costume (1644-1911) in the Royal Ontario Museum" Toronto; Royal Ontario Museum: 1977. Ch'ing Dynasty Chinese dress in the fine collection of the Royal Ontario Museum. Softcover. 9"x8", 88 pages, b/w and color illustrations. Some cover wear- tips thumbed, corner bump. [35145] $35.00





114. Walker, Sandra Rambo. "Country Cloth to Coverlets. Textile Traditions in 19th Century Central Pennsylvania" Lewisburg; Union County Historical Society: 1981. A project to identify 19th century weavers, their textiles, and their tools and techniques, in 8 central-Pennsylvania counties. Softcover. 8.5"x11", 60 pages, color and b/w illustrations. Light wear. [35098] $45.00



115. Warren, David B., et al. "American Decorative Arts and Paintings in the Bayou Bend Collection" Museum of Fine Arts, Houston: 1998. A stunning, oversized catalog of this important collection, including furniture, art, textiles, silver, ceramics and glass. Hardcover. 9.5"x12.5", 468 pages, color and b/w illustrations, dj. Fine. [35070] $100.00



116. Warren, William L. "Bed Ruggs, 1722-1833" Hartford; Wadsworth Atheneum: 1972. This loan exhibition features numerous fine examples of this New England folk art. Softcover. 7.5"x11", 80 pages, b&w and several color illustrations. Light wear. [35097] $45.00



117. Weber, Bruce. "Paintings of New York, 1800-1950" San Francisco; Pomegranate: 2005. A beautiful survey of the changing face of New York as seen through 97 artworks by a medley of artists, from Fitz Hugh Lane to George Tooker. Hardcover. 9.5"x7.5", 128 pages, color illustrations, dj. Fine. [35093] $35.00





118. White, Margaret E. "American Hand-Woven Coverlets in the Newark Museum" Newark Museum: 1947. A catalog of 32 coverlets in the Museum's collection, most American, some going back to the 18th century, and many with complete provenances. Although early, this catalog retains much of interest to the modern collector. Softcover. 7.5"x9.5", 83 pages, b/w illustrations. Light wear, minor soil. [35109] $40.00



119. Wichmann, Siegfried. "Japonisme. The Japanese influence on Western art since 1858" New York; Thames & Hudson: 1999. This catalog has chapters on the fine arts - birds, beasts & flowers as subjects - objects from Eastern life as subjects - artistic devices - symbols, themes and abstractions - ceramics and glass - house & garden - calligraphy. Softcover. 10.5"x12", 432 pages, color and b/w illustrations. Light wear. [35179] $50.00



120. Witney, Dudley. "The Lighthouse" New York; Arch Cape Press: 1989. A fascinating, vividly-photographed tour of lighthouses on America’s eastern coast, from Florida to Newfoundland. Also includes much historical material, and vintage illustrations of now-vanished lighthouses. Hardcover. 9.5”x12.5”, 256 pages, 106 color and 200 b/w illustrations, dj. Near fine. [35279] $35.00



121. Wood, Donald A. & Yuko Ikeda (editors). "Kamisaka Sekka. Rimpa Master - pioneer of Modern Design" Kyoto; National Museum of Modern Art & Birmingham Museum of Art: 2003. "Kamisaka Sekka (1866-1942) was the final master of the traditional Rimpa school of painting. He also worked in lacquer and in other media. In 1910, Sekka was sent to Glascow to study Western art and craftsmanship. Returning to Japan, he experimented with Western tastes, styles, and methods, and incorporated them into his otherwise traditional Japanese-style works". Softcover. 9"x12", 355 pages, many color and some b/w illustrations. $250.00



122. Wright, R. Lewis. "Artists in Virginia before 1900. An Annotated Checklist" University Press of Virginia: 1983. This pioneering study includes not only native Virginians, but also other Americans who are known to have worked in Virginia. Hardcover. 6"x9", 200 pages. [35054] $25.00



123. Zabriskie, George A. "Ships' Figureheads in and about New York" Ormond Beach; "The Doldrums": 1946. The text and pictures first appeared in The New York Historical Society's 'Quarterly', and are reprinted here by the author in book format as a Christmas token for his friends. Hardcover. 6"x9", 21 pages, b/w illustrations. [35151] $65.00





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