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Recent Acquisitions
  ~ APRIL, 2011 ~




1. Allen, Edward B. Early American Wall Paintings, 1710-1850. New Haven; Yale University Press: 1926. The earliest major monograph on this subject, and certainly the scarcest of the very few volumes on this fascinating folk art form. Nina Little refers to it and Waring's study of wall stencils as "pioneer books in this field to which any student must constantly refer." Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 110 pages, 127 b/w illustrations, including several folding plates. Ex-library, with all the treatments. Some cover soil. [35322] $40.00



2. Ames, Frank. Woven Masterpieces of Sikh Heritage. The Stylistic Development of the Kashmir Shawl 1780-1839. Woodbridge; Antique Collectors’ Club: 2010. “In this new, ground-breaking work, Frank Ames' unique passion for the subject reveals the events and ideas that transpired within this Khalsa (Sikh Brotherhood) movement, transforming the Kashmir shawl to one of powerful ethnic proportions. During this era of Punjab's colorful history a variety of complex and enigmatic patterns emerged, some purely geometric, others symbolic, which have long eluded textiles experts”. Hardcover. 9”x12”, 256 pages, 208 color and 18 black & white illustrations, dust jacket. New. [90445] $89.95



3. Amme, Jochen. Historic Cutlery. Changes in Form from the Early Stone Age to the Mid-20th Century. Stuttgart; Arnoldsche Art Publishers: 2002. “The more than 3,500 items in this unique private collection of cutlery, illustrated with 450 large color plates, present an outstanding survey of the changing shapes of eating implements from the palaeolithic to the twentieth century”. Hardcover. 10”x13”, 664 pages, 501 color and 12 black & white illustrations, dust jacket, slipcase. Fine. [90448] $145.00







4. Appelbaum, Barbara. Guide to Environmental Protection of Collections. Madison; Sound View Press: 1991. A technical guide covering Temperature & Humidity - Light - Air Quality - Mold & Pests - Physical Damage - Inorganic Materials - Organic Materials - Mixed Materials. Hardcover. 6"x9.5", 270 pages, b/w illustrations. Fine. [35260] $75.00



5. Arizona Highways: Turquoise Blue Book [and] January, 1974 [and] April, 1979. Arizona Highways: 1975, 1974, 1979. Three issues of this well-illustrated magazine devoted in whole or largely to Southwestern Indian turquoise jewelry. 3 volumes. Softcovers. 9"x12", 96 pages, color illustrations [and] 48 pages, color and b/w illustrations [and] 48 pages, color and b/w illustrations. [35256] $35.00



6. Ashley, Clifford W. The Yankee Whaler. Boston; Houghton Mifflin: 1926. Edition limited to 1625 copies. A classic on American whaling and whalers. The author sailed on the whaling bark Sunbeam in August of 1904, and recounts his experiences off the west coast of Africa and the Crozet Island grounds here, as well as recounting the golden age of American whaling, the whalemen, their coats and tools, their folk arts, and, of course, the whales. Hardcover. 8.5”x11”, xxiv + 379 pages, 110 black & white illustrations, plus 16 color plates. Publisher’s quarter cloth, covers light soiled, minor wear, front hinge with several small paper cracks in the gutter, but tight. [35293] $350.00


With a Small Ashley Drawing -


7. Ashley, Clifford W. Whaleships of New Bedford from Drawings by Clifford W. Ashley. Boston; Houghton Mifflin Company: 1929. Edition limited to 1035 copies. Sixty drawings of whaling ships and whaling by Clifford Ashley, one of the foremost artists of the subject in the early years of the 20th century. The book features an introduction by Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Hardcover. 8.5”x11”, 2 pages plus 60 black & white plates. Light soil. Inscribed “To Rod & Bella” by Clifford Ashley on the copyright page, with a small drawing of a sperm whale spouting. [35298] $250.00


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8. Bahti, Mark. Southwestern Indian Arts & Crafts [and] Southwestern Indian Tribes. Las Vegas; KC Publications: 1983 & 1968. Two very well illustrated surveys of the lives and crafts of the Acoma, Apache, Hopi, Navajo, Pima, San Felipe, San Ildefonso, Santa Clara, Taos, Ute, Zuni, and other tribes. 2 volumes. Softcovers. 9"x12", 48 pages, color illustrations [and] 72 pages, b/w and color illustrations. Some wear, small water wrinkle spot. [35254] $20.00



9. Barlow, Ronald S. The Antique Tool Collector’s Guide. El Cajon; Windmill Publishing: 1985. Thousands and thousands of antique tools are illustrated old catalog cuts in this standard compendium of old tools. Softcover. 9”x12”, 229 pages, b/w illustrations. Light wear. [35275] $40.00



10. Barnard, Toby. Making the Grand Figure. Lives and Possessions in Ireland, 1641-1770. New Haven; Yale University Press: 2004. "A pioneering study of the material culture of Stuart and Hanoverian Ireland, from the governing elite of Dublin Castle to provincial towns and the countryside beyond. Through such everyday articles as linen shirts, wigs, silver teaspoons, pottery plates and engravings, Barnard evokes a striking variety of lives and attitudes." There are chapters focusing on the house, interiors, goods, pictures, the park & garden, sport, dress, Dublin, going abroad, and Society. Hardcover. 8"x9.5", xxii + 497 pages, b/w and some color illustrations, dj. [35221] $50.00



11. Beall, Karen F., et al. American Prints in the Library of Congress, A Catalog of the Collection. Baltimore; Johns Hopkins Press: 1970. "The first published record of the library's holdings of prints by American artists. 12,000 prints from Colonial times to the present representing the work of 1,250 artists are listed alphabetically. Over 1,600 illustrations are included". Hardcover. 9"x10.5", 568 pages, 1,600+ b/w illustrations, dj. Jacket soil. [35246] $125.00



12. Berenson, Bernard. Italian Painters of the Renaissance. London & New York; Phaidon: 1968. A 2-volue edition of the famed dealer and art historians series of essays which were first published between 1894 and 1907. Softcover. 2 volumes. 6.5"x9.5", 236 pages + 254 pages. Light wear, light wave at the base of some pages in Vol. 1, 1 b/w plate wrinkled in vol.2. [35225] $20.00



13. Bowers, Q. David. Encyclopedia of Automatic Musical Instruments. Vestal Press: 1983. 8th printing. The absolute one book to have on the subject. "Cylinder music boxes, disc music boxes, piano players & player pianos, coin-operated pianos, orchestrions, photoplayers, organettes, fairground organs, calliopes, and other self-playing instruments mainly of the 1750-1940 era". Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 1,008 pages, b/w illustrations. Cover soil, some wear. [35387] $150.00



14. Brackett, Oliver & H. Clifford Smith. English Furniture Illustrated. London; Spring Books: no date (c.1960). A magnificent opus on English furniture from Gothic and Tudor times to the early 19th century. Hardcover. 10"x12.5", 404 pages, 240 b/w plates. Light soil. [35330] $35.00



15. Brigham, Clarence S. Paul Revere's Engravings. New York; Atheneum: 1969. Revised edition. First published in 1954. A scholarly, definitive reference to the full range of Revere's varied and interesting work. An essential, enjoyable reference which deserves a place on all reference shelves. Hardcover. 9"x11.5", 262 pages, b/w and several color illustrations, dj. A little jacket soil. [35347] $45.00



16. Buhrs, Michael & Margot Brandhuber (eds.). Die Jugend der Moderne. Art Nouveau und Jugendstil - Meisterwerke aus Münchner Privatbesitz. Stuttgart; Arnoldsche Art Publishers: 2010. “Munich's status as the City of Jugendstil is reflected in the passion of its private connoisseurs -this book presents rarely seen Jugendstil treasures from high-quality private collections in Munich comprising works from the most important European and several American artists, designers and manufacturers”. Hardcover. 10”x12”, 536 pages, 380 color illustrations, dust jacket. New. [90447] $85.00





17. Burton, E. Milby. Charleston. Photographic Studies by F.S. Lincoln. New York; Corinthian Publications: 1946. A graceful and gracious photographic survey of the great Colonial and Ante-bellum exteriors (and some interiors) of Charleston, South Carolina. Hardcover. 9"x11", 77 pages, b/w illustrations, dj. Minor soil, jacket worn. [35318] $20.00



18. Bussagli, Mario. Painting of Central Asia. Geneva; Albert Skira: 1963. This beautifully-illustrated book surveys paintings on walls, scrolls, and panels from the 3rd through 10th centuries in Tibet, China, and India. Hardcover. 9.5"x11.5", 135 pages, 68 tipped-in color plates, dust jacket. Light wear. [35242] $50.00



19. Butler, Joseph T. The Family Collection at Van Cortlandt Manor. Tarrytown, Sleepy Hollow Restorations: 1967. The furniture, silver, metalwares, ceramics & glass, and textiles of this Hudson River estate which had remained in the same family for 250 years and whose members, bless 'em, never threw anything out. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 127 pages, b/w illustrations. Mild foxing. [35321] $25.00



20. Carlano, Annie & Bobbie Sumberg. Sleeping Around: The Bed from Antiquity to Now. Washington; Museum of International Folk Art & University of Washington Press: 2006. Two curators from the Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe take readers on a lively tour of beds and sleeping customs over time and around the world, from beds barely more than mats on the ground to heavy, built-in cabinet beds. Among some 140 color photographs and illustrations are images of Japanese wooden pillows and American quilts, four-posters and Murphy beds, and berths in wagons and trains." Softcover. 8.5”x11”, 164 pages, black & white and color illustrations. New. [95183] $25.00



21. Catalog of a Special Exhibition of the Chelsea Porcelain in the Collection of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation prepared especially for the Eighth Symposium of the American Ceramic Circle. Williamsburg: 1973. Colonial Williamsburg has an exceptionally fine collection of Chelsea porcelains (catalogued in a book by Austin). A very interesting ephemeral catalog. Paper covers, stapled & 3-ring punched. 8.5"x11", cover sheet and 26 sheets, photocopied on one side. Some b/w illustrations. Some soil and wear. [35396] $25.00



22. Cirillo, Dexter. Southwestern Indian Jewelry: Crafting New Traditions. New York; Rizzoli: 2008. “This gorgeously illustrated book features 85 contemporary jewelers from the Navajo, Hopi, Zuni, and Rio Grande Pueblo peoples, who infuse their jewelry with novel designs, techniques, and use of materials. Interviews with the artists describe the history of the cultural traditions behind the jewelry”. Hardcover. 10”x10.5”, 240 pages, color illustrations, dust jacket. New. [95188] $25.00




23. Clark, Robert Judson, et al. Design in America. The Cranbrook Vision, 1925-1970. Founders Society Detroit Institute of Arts: 1983. An exhibition of fifty years of decorative arts and design at this leading Art Academy, which attempted to bring the aesthetic tenets of the Arts & Crafts movement into harmony with the demands of industrial design. Includes furniture, textiles, ceramics, silver, and more. Softcover. 9"x11", 352 pages, color and b/w illustrations. Light wear. [35338] $35.00


Signed by Three Scholars-


24. Conger, Clement E. & Alexandra W. Rollins. Treasures of State. Fine and Decorative Arts in the Diplomatic Reception Rooms of the U.S. Department of State. New York; Harry N. Abrams: 1991. A massive, beautifully-illustrated book illustrating and describing 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. In addition to being superb examples of Colonial and Federal fine and decorative arts, 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. Hardcover. 9.5"x12", 496 pages, 422 color and 8 b/w illustrations, dj. Light jacket wear, front hinge slightly wobbly. Signed by Curator Clement Conger and scholars Jennifer Goldsborough and Gregory Weidman. [35399] $100.00



25. Cootner, Cathryn. Flat-Woven Textiles. The Arthur D. Jenkins Collection, Volume 1. Washington; The Textile Museum: 1981. "The striking flatweaves and horsecovers illustrated in this catalogue are a testimony to the connoisseurship of Arthur D. Jenkins who has spent more than half a lifetime assembling one of the great collections of oriental carpets in America. Magnificent Persian, Turkish and Caucasian village and nomadic weavings are handsomely portrayed in this guide to his collection". hardcover. 9"x12", 224 pages, 41 color plates and 119 black & white illustrations. Fine. [35212] $60.00



26. Cutten, George Barton. Silversmithing in the Present Era. Savannah; The Pigeonhole Press: 1958. A short promotional circular for Savannah silversmith Maria Reigner, with several paragraphs about women silversmiths. Elegantly printed by the Pigeonhole Press in Savannah. 5.5"x8.5", 3 pages, 3 b/w illustrations. Fine. [35264] $25.00



27. Davison, Mildred & Christa C. Mayer-Thurman. Coverlets. A Handbook on the Collection of Woven Coverlets in The Art Institute of Chicago. Art Institute of Chicago: 1973. An important catalog to one of the best collections of woven coverlets in the United States. Organized by type and locality/weaver. Softcover. 8"x10", 228 pages, packed with b/w and several color illustrations. Minor wear. [35345] $50.00



28. Deutsche Volkstrachten, Eine Sammlung Deutscher Trachtenbilder. Cologne; Verlag Haus Neuerburg: no date, around 1931. A charming collection of folk costumes of the Germanic states, from the 16th to 19th century. The collection is divided into 5 geographical sections- South Germany, the Rhineland, Northern Germany, Central Germany, and Austria. Card covers. 9"x12", 39 pages with 198 tipped-in cards, plus 5 colored, decorated maps. Covers with some soil, rear cover with light stain and arithmetical calculations in pencil. [35320] $50.00



29. Downs, Joseph. American Furniture, Queen Anne and Chippendale Periods in the Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum. New York; Bonanza: 1977. A cornerstone reference work, which remains the standard study of this period. Hardcover. 9.5"x12", 10 color plates and 401 b/w illustrations, dj. Light wear. [35323] $40.00



30. Eis, Ruth. Twenty-five Years - Judah L. Magnes Museum. Berkeley; Judah L. Magnes Museum: 1987. A well-illustrated survey of the Museum's collections of Jewish art and culture, as well as a review of its history. Includes the Library, paintings & sculpture, ceremonial objects, prints & drawings, and selected acquisitions of special note. Softcover. 8.5"x11", 136 pages, many b/w and several color illustrations. Fine. [35360] $20.00



31. Eis, Ruth. Torah Binders of the Judah L. Magnes Museum. Berkeley; Judah L. Magnes Museum: 1979. "Torah binders are textiles made from the cloth which covers the new-born male during the circumcision ceremony. These cloths were cut into narrow ribbons and embroidered with decorative illustrations and designs. They were then used as a cinch to tie the two sides of the Torah scroll together". Softcover. 8.5"x11", 80 pages, many b/w, several color illustrations. Light wear. [35364] $20.00



32. Eis, Ruth. Ornamented Bags for Tallit and Tefillin of the Judah L. Magnes Museum. Berkeley; Judah L. Magnes Museum: 1984. A catalog of the fine collection of 19th and 20th century examples, collected in North Africa, Europe and Asia. Softcover. 8.5"x11", 99 pages, many b/w, several color illustrations. Light cover rubbing. [35369] $25.00


A Most Uncommon Washington Item-


33. Ellsworth, William Webster. George Washington As Seen by His Latest Biographers. Reprinted from The Litchfield Enquirer, September 1, 1932. An "Address delivered before the Litchfield Historical Society, Saturday, August 27th, 1932." 1932 was the Bicentennial of George Washington's birth, and the associated festivities gave the author impetus to put together this talk, which is much more than simply a discussion of recent books about George Washington. William W. Ellsworth's great-grandfather was Washington's Chief Justice, Oliver Ellsworth, and a grandfather married the daughter of Washington's friend Noah Webster, and from these associations his interest in Washington began early and ran deep, and he seems to have read anything he could get his hands on about the General.

Much of the talk discusses various opinions of George Washington, both by his contemporaries and a slew of later writers, as well as a myriad of entertaining anecdotes and stories about Washington to illustrate various points. When he does get around to discussing recent books, he focuses on Rupert Hughes' multi-volume biography (which was not then completed), W.E. Woodward's "George Washington: The Image and the Man", Bernard Fay's "George Washington, Republican Aristocrat", and Louis M. Sears' "George Washington". The text also includes a separate section, "List of Washington Exhibits at the Tapping Reeve House, Saturday, August 27th, 1932". A most uncommon item.

Softcover. 8.5"x11", 32 pages, each printed on one side only. Some soil, minor wear. [35262] $150.00



34. Ettinghausen, Richard. Arab Painting. New York; Skira/Rizzoli: 1977. A well illustrated survey of Arabic figure painting of the 7th through 14th centuries in Persia, Egypt, Iraq, Syria, Turkey, and also Spain and Morocco ("Arab" being used here in a broad sense). Softcover. 9"x11", 209 pages, color illustrations. Light wear. [35243] $40.00



35. Fabian, Monroe H. The Pennsylvania-German Decorated Chest. Schiffer Publishing: 2004. A new edition of this classic and standard reference, with some new photographs and a new Foreword. Ames & Ward notes- "Much nonsense has been published about these objects, but Fabian's judicious handling of evidence, his reliable dating, and large number of illustrations make a valuable contribution”. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 246 pgs, many b/w & some color illustrations, dj. New. [90307] $49.95



36. Flanders in the Fifteenth Century. Art and Civilization. Detroit Institute of Arts and the City of Bruges: 1960. The catalog to a massive loan exhibition of art and artifacts, textiles, armor, metalware, glass, sculpture and manuscripts. Softcover. 7"x10", 467 pages, many b/w and several color illustrations. Some wear, page adhesions at the upper corner. [35397] $20.00



37. Flint, Janet A. J. Alden Weir, An American Printmaker, 1852-1919. Provo; Brigham Young University Press: 1972. "Flint explores some of the relationships Weir had with other etchers and artists that stimulated his interest in etching. Individual prints are mentioned and his work as a whole is carefully characterized" (Karpel). Softcover. 8.5"x10.5", 96 pages, b/w illustrations. [35210] $40.00



38. Forbes, H.A. Crosby. Yang-ts'ai: The Foreign Colors. Rose Porcelains of the Ch'ing Dynasty. Milton; China Trade Museum: 1982. The catalog to a loan exhibition of 114 pieces, each described and illustrated. The text also includes several essays on the rose-period export porcelains. Softcover. 8.5"x11", 62 pages, many b/w illustrations; bibliography; near fine. [35218] $40.00



39. Freeman, Margaret B. The Unicorn Tapestries. New York; Metropolitan Museum of Art / E.P. Dutton: 1976. "On permanent exhibition at The Cloisters, in New York, seven late Gothic tapestries portray the Hunt of the Unicorn. Like the unicorn himself, they are one of the marvels of the world". Hardcover. 10"x12.5", 244 pages, color and black & white illustrations, dj. Light wear. [35316] $35.00



40. Galloway, Francesca. Indian Miniatures from the James Ivory Collection. London; Francesca Galloway: 2010. “The collection of film director James Ivory comprises 99 Indian miniatures from the Hindu courts of Rajasthan, the Hill States, South India and paintings made under East India Company rule. The underlying theme of this collection is a fascination with India and an acute observation of Indian life, both secular and religious, combined with a delight in some of the peculiarities of human nature”. Softcover. 10”x13”, 220 pages, color illustrations. New. [90446] $65.00



41. Gask, Norman. Old Silver Spoons of England. A Practical Guide for Collectors. London; Herbert Jenkins: 1926. This charming and enthusiastic study was the first to treat English silver spoons as a subject unto themselves. Gask discusses spoons from Medieval and Tudor times through the 18th century. A detailed, fascinating, well illustrated study for the silver enthusiast. Hardcover. 9"x11.5", 189 pages, with line illustrations, plus 32 b&w plates. Light wear. [35253] $100.00



42. Gerdts, William H., et al. Lasting Impressions. American Painters in France 1865-1915. Musee Americain Giverny & Terra Foundation for the Arts: 1992. A magnificent catalog to the loan exhibition at the Musee Americain Giverny, paired with the fine extended essay (pp 13-124) "American Art and the French Experience" by Professor Gerdts. Hardcover. 9"x12", 286 pages, 98 color and 140 black & white illustrations, dust jacket. Near fine. [35390] $35.00



43. Getzwiller, Steve, et al. Ray Manley's The Fine Art of Navajo Weaving [and] Ray Manley's Collecting Southwestern Indian Arts & Crafts. Tucson; Ray Manley: 1984 & 1979. A well-illustrated pair of surveys of traditional Southwestern crafts including (obviously) Navajo weaving, as well as jewelry, pottery and baskets 2 volumes. Softcovers. 9"x12", 49 pages, color illustrations [and] 49 pages, color illustrations. Light wear. [35255] $25.00



44. Gibson, Katharine. The Goldsmith of Florence. A Book of Great Craftsmen. New York; Macmillan: 1929. A beautifully-produced celebration in words and pictures of the Medieval and Renaissance craftsman, with chapters on tapestry weavers, manuscript illuminators, wood carvers, and armourers, as well as Florentine notables- Ghiberti, Brunelleschi, Donatello, Della Robbia and , of course, Cellini, the Goldsmith of Florence. The book ends with chapters on Paul Revere, woodcarver I. Kirchmayer and Master Smith Frank Koralewsky. A gem of a book. Hardcover. 9"x12.5", 209 pages, b/w illustrations. Light soil, some very minor scattered foxing. [35332] $25.00



45. [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. New York; American Art Galleries: 1929. The Girl Scouts Loan Exhibition was the most important and richest loan exhibition of American antique furniture and other decorative arts ever staged to be drawn in large part from private collections; although it did not start the popularization of American antiques, it contributed largely to its continued success and gave both scholars and collectors new focus; it brought a large number of prominent dealers and collectors together in a way which had not been accomplished since the Hudson-Fulton exhibition of 1909; it provided the first broad popular showing of American Federal-period antiques; finally, it inspired an enthusiasm which gave impetus to new books, catalogs and research. The catalog features illustrations of fine furniture, textiles, glass, ceramics and paintings, drawn from notable collections from across the country. Hardcover. 8"x11", 926 items, hundreds of b/w illustrations. Newly bound into hardcovers with the original front cover laid-on. Two early pages have torn lower page edges extending about 5" up the page, but not near the text. [35385] $500.00



46. The Glen-Sanders Collection from Scotia, New York. Colonial Williamsburg: 1966. When Glen Sanders died in 1961, "Scotia" had been inhabited by the same family for 250 years -and they never threw anything out. When plans for a house museum fell through, Colonial Williamsburg bought the contents in order to keep them together. This short catalog includes furniture, textiles, ceramics, silver, and more! Softcover. 9"x9.5", 47 pages, black & white illustrations. Light wear. [35341] $45.00




An Uncommon Goddard-Townsend Catalog-


47. [Goddard] Philip and Ann Holzer Collection. Privately printed: 1990. A privately published catalog “for family and friends” of an absolutely stunning collection of Newport, Goddard, Townsend, and Goddard Townsend furniture, as well as some other 18th century American furniture, clocks, three examples of Myer Myers silver, a trio of 18th century samplers, 18th century Royal Copenhagen figurines, and a pair of John Singleton Copley portraits. Many detail photographs are included, pieces are described, and provenance, literature and exhibition history are all noted. Scarce. Hardcover. 8.5”x11”, 167 pages, black & white and some color illustrations. Fine. [33665] $400.00



48. Godden, Geoffrey A. Encyclopedia of British Pottery and Porcelain Marks. New York; Crown Publishers: 1964. A long-loved standard reference. Essential. Hardcover, 7.5"x10", 765 pages. Light wear. [35379] $75.00



49. Goddio, Franck & David Fabre (eds.) Egypt's Sunken Treasures. Prestel: 2008. "In the shallow waters of Aboukir Bay off the coast of Egypt, the ruins of three ancient cities -Alexandria, Heraklion, and Canopus- lie along with valuable clues to the way their citizens lived and worshipped. French underwater archaeologist Franck Goddio discusses the relics he's discovered, including statuary, jewelry, pediments, stone tablets, and fragments of buildings, all lost for nearly 2,000 years". Hardcover. 10"x11", 400 pages, color illustrations. Fine. [35374] $40.00



50. Godfrey, Richard T. Wenceslaus Hollar. A Bohemian Artist in England. Yale University Press: 1994. An exhibition catalog devoted to the work of the famous 17th century engraver of architecture, topography and everyday life. Softcover. 9.5"x11", 168 pages, many black & white and several color illustrations. Light wear. [35398] $35.00



51. Gomez-Moreno, Carmen. Medieval Art from Private Collections. A Special Exhibition at The Cloisters. Metropolitan Museum of Art: 1968. An important exhibition which drew on a number of private collections, and an imposing and pleasing catalog. There are chapters on illuminated manuscripts, paintings & drawings, sculpture, ivories, metalwork, goldsmiths' work, enamels, stained glass, and embroideries & tapestries. Softcover. 8"x10", 400+ pages, b/w illustrations. Light wear. [35335] $35.00



52. Gordon, Christine. Donald Barry Woodrow & Laurent Boeki. Diamonds: The Quest from Solid Rock to the Magic of Diamonds. New Dehli; Lustre Press & Roli Books: 2008. "Gorgeously illustrated, this is the story of the diamond in pictures, from the first diamond mine (in India), and the discovery of diamonds in Brazil around 1725, to the modern celebrities who clad themselves with a layer of diamond "bling." Here too are some of the world's great crown jewels, the creations of artisans like Louis Comfort Tiffany, the cleaving of the enormous 603-carat Lesotho Promise into four major stones a many smaller ones, and the industrial use of diamonds". Hardcover. 13"x13", 432 pages, color and b/w illustrations. Slipcased. New. [35382] $85.00






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53. Grimwade, Arthur. Rococo Silver, 1727-1765. London; Faber and Faber: 1974. "The influence of Huguenot emigres was paramount in the introduction of the rococo style in silver from France to England in the 1720s. For vigor, variety, richness of invention and technical virtuosity, English rococo silver has rarely been surpassed". This fine study was written by the head of Christie's Silver Department and one of the premier scholars of antique English silver. Hardcover. 6.5"x10", 74 pages, plus 1 color and 96 b/w plates, dj. Light wear. [35376] $125.00



54. Hackmack, Adolf. Chinese Carpets and Rugs. New York; Dover Publications: 1973. First published in 1924. "An early standard work on these rugs focusing on pattern meanings" -O'Bannon 1709. An elegant book with nice plates and typography. Softcover. 6"x9", 78 pages, b/w plates. Light wear. [35234] $20.00



55. Hall, Libby. Prince and Other Dogs, 1850-1940. New York; Bloomsbury: 2000. The author began collecting vintage photographs featuring dogs in the 1960s, and selected 127 of the thousand+ in her collection for this entertaining book. The dogs sewe to be of every possible type, in every possible setting. Fascinating. Hardcover. 4.5"x7.5", 123 pages, b/w illustrations. [35309] $40.00



56. Handsman. Rachel G. A Key into the Language of Woodsplint Baskets. Washington; American Indian Archaeological Institute: 1987. The catalog to a loan exhibition of woodsplint baskets from several cultures, and a collection of accompanying essays on a variety of specific topics, such as "Space and Work in Maliseet Basket-Making", "Symbolic Motifs on Painted Baskets of the Mohegan-Pequot", and "Fancy-Basket Making in Maine". Softcover. 8.5"x11", 196 pages, many b/w and some color illustrations. Fine. [35340] $65.00



57. Harding-Hill, Michael. Windsor Chairs. An Illustrated Celebration. Antique Collectors’ Club: 2003. A beautifully illustrated celebration of the English antique Windsor chair, with many examples of both “high” and “country” style windsors. Hardcover. 8”x9.5”, 159 pages, several black & white and many color illustrations, dj. New. [90273] $49.50



58. Harland, Marion. Some Colonial Homesteads and Their Stories. New York; G.P. Putnam: 1897. An early survey of Colonial homesteads and their art & furnishings. Hardcover. 6"x8.5", 511 pages, black & white illustrations. Light wear, some water waving on the last pages. [35394] $25.00



59. Harper, J. Russell. Paul Kane's Frontier. Austin; University of Texas Press: 1971. The grand, over-sized book co-produced by the Amon Carter Museum and the National Gallery of Canada. The text includes of a complete life of the pioneer artist, a Catalog Raisonne of his work, and the text of Kane's own 1859 book, "Wanderings of an Artist among the Indians of North America". Hardcover. 11.5"x12", 350 pages, color and b/w illustrations, dj. Jacket worn. [35248] $100.00



60. Hartmann, Sadakichi. The Whistler Book. Boston; L.C. Page & Company: 1910. An early popular biography. Hardcover. 5.75"x8", 271 pages, 57 black & white plates. Minor wear, front hinge wonky. [35222] $20.00



61. Heller, Nancy & Julia Williams. Painters of the American Scene. New York; Galahad Books: 1982. Originally published as "The Regionalists", this book explores American regional painters of the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s, as they depicted the American countryside and city life. Hardcover. 10"x11.5", 208 pages, color and b/w illustrations, dj. [35391] $30.00



62. Hellman, Asa (ed.). Ceramic Art in Finland: A Contemporary Tradition. Thames & Hudson: 2004. “This beautifully illustrated catalog presents a wide range of ceramic work—traditional vessels, free-form sculpture, and architectural installations—by 170 Finnish artists, from late 19th-century masters through internationally recognized designers of the 1950s, 60s, and 70s to emerging talents in the 21st century”. Hardcover. 9.5”x11”, 272 pages, color illustrations, dj. New. [95185] $35.00





63. Helzel, Florence B. Shtetl Life. The Nathan and Faye Hurvitz Collection. Berkeley; Judah L. Magnes Museum: 1993. "A wide range of shtetl life, both secular and spiritual, is illustrated in the seventy-five works illustrated here. Artists include Chagall, Lozowick, Toulouse Lautrec, Max Weber and Solomon Yudovkin". Softcover. 6.5"x9.5", 155 pages, black & white illustrations. Fine. [35354] $19.95



64. Hennell, Percy. Hennell Silver Salt Cellars 1736 to 1876. East Grinstead; BLA Publishing: 1986. A well-illustrated study of five generations of a silversmithing family which specialized in salt cellars. Their vast array of designs are illustrated and discussed here- lion mask, shell, pedestal, loop-handle, Chinoiserie, neo-classical and gothic, and much more! An uncommon book. Hardcover. 7.5"x10", 142 pages, b/w illustrations, dj. Light wear. [35377] $250.00



65. Historic Tinned Foods. Middlesex; International Tin Research and Development Council: 1939. 2nd edition. A technical examination of tinned veal and vegetables prepared for the Parry northwest Passage Expedition of 1824, and for British troops in the Crimean War in 1855. The text examines canning methods & figures of the early 19th century, describes the state of preservation of the cans and their contents, analyses the contents technically, and finally, tastes them... Hardcover. 5.5"x9", 70 pages, b/w illustrations. Light soil, library bookplate. [35261] $35.00



66. Holstein, Jonathan & John Finley. Kentucky Quilts 1800-1900. The Kentucky Quilt Project. Louisville; The Kentucky Quilt Project: 1982. The catalog to an important exhibition, which was the result of a project to locate and document antique Kentucky quilts. Many quilters were identified along with their works. Softcover. 8.5"x11", 80 pages, color illustrations. Light wear. [35211] $35.00



67. Holstein, Jonathan. The Pieced Quilt. American Design Tradition. New York Graphic Society:1982. "A rich, colorful survey of the inventive genius of American women, who created cloth 'paintings' ". Softcover. 10"x11", 191 pages, color and b/w illustrations. Cover worn. [35240] $25.00



68. Hornor, W.M. William Savery, Chairmaker and Joiner. [contained in the] The Pennsylvania Museum Bulletin; February, 1928. A short article in which Hornor decries the then-popular tendency to attribute any fancy piece of Philadelphia Chippendale to Savery, while denying he ever made plainer furniture. Hornor uses a labeled example of the latter, as well as newly-discovered account books, to take a look at the cabinetmaker's "plainer" productions. Uncommon. Softcover. 7"x10", 7 pages [article], 3 b/w illustrations showing 7 chairs and a label. Light soil. [35395] $40.00



69. Howat, John K. American Paradise. The World of the Hudson River School. Metropolitan Museum of Art & Harry N. Abrams: 1988. 2nd printing. "This comprehensive account of the first native group of landscape painters chronicles the rise of the Hudson River School, the influences that marked its development, and its role in the artistic life of mid-19th century New York". Come join Thomas Cole, Asher B. Durand, Albert Bierstadt, Frederic E. Church, and others in the Golden Twilit landscapes of Yesteryear! Hardcover. 10"x12", 347 pages, 85 color and 172 b/w illustrations, dj. [35319] $100.00



70. Istanbul. The Hali Rug Guide. Hali Publications Ltd.: 1996. "Istanbul has long been renowned as the most important destination for anyone interested in carpets and textiles. This guide offers a unique perspective on the city by focusing on its vibrant rug market". Softcover. 6.5"x8.5", 140 pages, color illustrations. Light wear. [35235] $60.00



71. J.W. Fiske 1893. Copper Weathervanes, Bannerets, Lightning Rods, Stable Fixtures. Pyne Press/Wallace Homestead: 1971. A reprint of the 1893 trade catalog from this noted maker of weathervanes. Great fun for the weathervane enthusiast (and who isn't a weathervane enthusiast?). Includes a short history of the Fiske company. Softcover. 6"x9", 140 + 8 pages, b/w illustrations. Light wear, black label on spine. [35236] $25.00



72. Jackson, Clarence S. William H. Jackson. Picture Maker of the Old West. New York; Charles Scribner's Sons: 1947. The life and photographs of William Henry Jackson, one of the premier photographers of the American Wild West and its landmarks. Jackson accompanied several important exploring expeditions in the 1870s, and his photographs were among the first photographic records of the Grand Tetons, Yellowstone, and the Rockies. Hardcover. 9"x12", 308 pages, b/w illustrations. Some wear. [35245] $25.00



73. James, A. Everette, Jr. Essays in Folk Art. Chapel Hill; Professional Press: 2000. A well-travelled, dedicated and enthusiastic collector, Dr. James "has traveled thousands of miles over the backroads of the South", meeting and talking with local folk artists. In this series of essays he discusses both folk artists he has met and the aesthetics and appreciation of folk and outsider art. Hardcover. 6.5"x9", 230 pages, b/w illustrations, dj. Signed. [35329] $35.00



74. James, M.R. Abbeys. London; The Great Western Railway: 1926. 2nd printing. A wonderful, thoroughly English, survey of antiquarian abbeys in England, with "an additional chapter on 'Monastic Life and Buildings' by A. Hamilton Thompson". Of added interest, M.R. James, who was Provost of Eton and a distinguished scholar himself, was also the author or a series of famed horror tales, some taking place around old abbeys... Hardcover. 7.5"x10", 153 pages, plus many black & white and several color plates, and folding abbey floor plans. Map in a pocket at the rear. Some wear, some foxing. [35331] $25.00



75. Johnson, Alfred, editor. Ships and Shipping. A Collection of Pictures including Many American Vessels Painted by Antoine Roux and His Sons. Salem; Marine Research Society: 1925. In the days before photography marine painters enjoyed a fertile field, as almost every ship owner, master or captain would want a picture of his ship or ships for display. By the early 19th century entire families of artists were sometimes employed in supplying this need, and the Rouxs of Marseilles were one such family. This book includes the text of a very rare pamphlet on the Roux artists written in 1883 by Louis Bres, reproductions of many Roux ship watercolors gathered from America and Europe, a reminiscence of the Roux shop by Edouard Gaubert, and notes by Alfred Johnson. Hardcover. 7.5”x10”, 270 pages, b/w plates. Last pages with slight crease, o/w fine. [35299] $150.00



76. Kenny, Peter M. , et al. American Kasten. The Dutch-Style Cupboards of New York and New Jersey, 1650-1800. New York; Metropolitan Museum of Art: 1991. A well illustrated exhibition catalog exploring the origins and uses of these cupboards, their construction, and extant examples. A surprisingly uncommon catalog. Softcover. 8.5"x11", 80 pages, color and b/w illustrations; near fine. [31452] $350.00



77. Kramrisch, Stella. Painted Delight. Indian Paintings from Philadelphia Collections. Philadelphia Museum of Art: 1986. The well-illustrated catalog to this important loan exhibition. There are separate sections devoted to Pre-Mughal Painting - Mughal Painting - Painting in the Deccan - Rajput Painting in the Plains - Rajput Painting in the Panjab Hills - Folk Painting. Softcover. 9"x11", 195 pages, color and b/w illustrations. Covers rubbed. [35244] $40.00



78. Lee, Georgina E. British Silver Monteith Bowls including American and European examples. Surrey; The Manor House Press: 1978. This survey of Monteith bowls is mostly silver but also includes some bowls made from other metals and some porcelain examples. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 115 pages, b/w illustrations, dj. Minor wear. [35378] $75.00



79. Levy, Jane & Florence B. Helzel. The Jewish Illustrated Book. Berkeley; The Judah L. Magnes Museum: 1986. A catalog of the Museum's collection of Livre' d'Artiste. Artists included Baskin, Chagall, Gross, Sendak, Shahn &Szyk. Softcover. 6"x9", 150 pages, b/w illus. Fine. [35348] $16.95



80. Little, Nina Fletcher. Land and Seascape as Observed by the Artist. An Exhibition from the Collection of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little. Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Collection: 1969. An exhibition of 103 paintings from this noted collection, with notes by Mrs. Little. Softcover. 10"x9", 52 pages, b/w & color illustrations. Some restrained underlining. [35214] $35.00





81. Lockwood, Luke Vincent. Colonial Furniture in America. Charles Scribner's Sons: 1901. The first edition of this classic work. While not quite as famous as Nutting, Lockwood has stood the test of time better. Hardcover. 8.5"x11.5", 352 pages, 293 b/w illustrations, dj. The quite-uncommon dust jacket has moderate wear and some chips. The book itself is fine -the scarce jacket has kept the covers in pristine condition. [35386] $125.00





82. Lorin, Susie & Francois. Chinese Snuff Bottles. Fall, 1997. Winter Park, FL; Asiantiques: 1997. An elegant and beautifully-produced catalog issued by a dealer in very fine antique Chinese snuff bottles. Softcover. 8"x10.5", 95 pages, 150 snuff bottles illustrated in color, most with several illustrations. Minor wear. [35311] $35.00



83. Malgouyres, Philippe. Ivories de la Renaissance et des Temps modernes. La collection du musee du Louvre. Paris; Musee du Louvre: 2010. “Through the Louvre's rich collection of ivories this book presents a history of ivory carving in Europe. Many of these works have a prestigious provenance, having once belonged to Louis XIV, Marie-Antoinette or Madame de Pompadour. This catalogue, fully illustrated throughout, documents this unique collection in its entirety for the first time”. Hardcover. 9.5”x11”, 355 pages, color illustrations. New. [90449] $90.00






84. McGrew, J.R. Check List of American Flatware Grape Patterns. Published by the author in 1978. A slight but noble effort to document Grape patterns, with black & white illustrations. Very uncommon. Softcover. 4.5"x8.5", 43 pages, black & white illustrations. Light soil. [35393] $45.00



85. Montgomery, Charles F. A History of American Pewter. New York; Praeger Publishers: 1973. "Montgomery employs a cultural approach to pewter objects. He treats the functions of forms, the technology of production, and the distribution of objects" (Karpel). Hardcover. 7"x10", 246 pages, b/w illustrations, dj. Light wear. [35217] $25.00



86. Navarro, Mario Arturo Hernandez. Havana Tile Designs. Amsterdam; Pepin Press: 2007. In the first decades of the 20th century Cuba was one of the New World’s foremost producers of brightly-colored, fantastically-patterned tiles made using new industrial methods. This survey collects hundreds of tile designs from still-extant tiles on the floors and buildings in Havana, showcasing Art Deco, Art Nouveau and other early-century styles. Hardcover. 6”x6”, 207 pages, color illustrations. CD-ROM. New. [95186] $20.00





87. Odom, Anne. Russian Silver in America. Surviving the Melting Pot. Washington; Hillwood Museum: 2011. “A beautifully illustrated book which traces the history of Russian silver from before 1700 through the turbulence of the early 20th century to the American collections where much of it is found today. Hillwood Museum's Russian silver collection is the largest and most comprehensive outside of Russia”. Hardcover. 9”x11.5”, 232 pages, color and b/w illustrations, dj. New. [90444] $69.95





88. Pearlstein, Ira & Buzz Poole. Playing Cards. West New York; Mark Batty: 2005. “A delightfully eccentric catalog of playing cards from the 1930s and 40s. Here are little Dutch boys and art deco flappers, pink dogs and orange cacti, moonlit gondolas and cowboy fantasies, and a variety of jokers”. Hardcover. 12”x5”, 124 pages, color illustrations. Fine. [95187] $20.00



89. Peterson, Roger Tory & Virginia Marie Peterson. Audubon’s Birds of America. The Audubon Society Baby Elephant Folio. Artabras Press: 1980s. 2nd edition. A massive behemoth of a book, reproducing Audobon’s plates in vibrant color and impressive size. Hardcover. 12”x15”, 500+ pages, 482 color plates, 435 black & white illustrations, dj. Light wear. [35308] $150.00



90. Pollak, Emil & Martyl. A Guide to American Wooden Planes and their makers. Morristown; The Astragal Press: 1987. 2nd edition. A very important guide which features over 1,660 biographical entries of plane makers working from Colonial times to the early 20th century, as well as 1,330 stamped imprints and 600 wedge outlines. Softcover. 5”x8”, 427 pages, b/w illustrations. Light wear. [35270] $30.00



91. Price, Percival. Bells and Man. Oxford University Press: 1983. "An encyclopedic account of bells and their role in past and present societies, from ancient Chinese civilization to the modern American carillon, and from early monastic bells to change ringing in churches." Hardcover. 8.5"x10", 288 pages, 242 b/w illustrations, dj. Light wear. [35219] $85.00



92. The Quilt Digest -4. San Francisco; Quilt Digest Press: 1986. A selection of essays on antique and modern quilts and quilt collecting. Softcover. 8.5"x11", 86 pages, color and b/w illustrations. Near fine. [35238] $25.00


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93. Rackham, Bernard. Catalogue of the Glaisher Collection of Pottery & Porcelain in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge. Cambridge, at the University Press: 1935. The magnificent catalog of one of the most important collection of early English pottery. James Whitbread Lee Glaisher [1809-1928 was best known in his lifetime as a leading mathematician and astronomer, a graduate of Trinity College, Cambridge, and a lifelong lecturer and professor there. A great authority on faience and pottery; his collections, considered to be the finest in the world, were bequeathed to the Fitzwilliam Museum. Glaisher began to collect ceramics in middle age, and concentrated on the early English pottery and folk ceramics scorned by others. Although his collection, widely appreciated as one of the most important in Britain, eventually also included English porcelains and some foreign examples, it was his contribution to the understanding and appreciation of English pottery for which he is best remembered.

This copy bears the bookplate of William Newsam McClean, with a presentation letter, handwritten and signed by Sydney Cockerell. McClean (1874-1968), a member of the Royal Engineers, donated the cost of building a special room at the Fitzwilliam Museum to house his brother's collection of ancient Greek coins which had been presented to the Museum. Sydney Cockerell served as the Director of the Fitzwilliam Museum from 1908 to 1937. Prior to that he had been William Morris's private secretary. A grand catalog of a grand collection, with interesting associations.

Hardcover. 2 volumes. 10.5"x13.5". Volume 1: xx + 431 pages, plus 36 colored plates. Volume 2: xv pages plus 266 b/w plates. Light cover soil. [35252] $1,000.00






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94. Reynaud, Henry J. Faiences Anciennes de Moustiers. Berne; Editions du Message: 1961. A beautifully produced and illustrated study of 18th and 19th century Moustiers pottery, illustrated with tipped-in color plates; includes marks. Hardcover. 8.5"x11.5", 148 pages, 81 tipped-in color plates; dj. Bibliography. Light wear. [35249] $100.00



95. Rodee, Marian. Weaving of the Southwest. Schiffer Publishing: 1987. "Pueblo, Navajo, Rio Grande, and Northern Mexican weaving styles of the Southwestern U. S. region. Traditional and modern styles of blankets, clothing, and rugs are identified and explained in detail". Softcover. 9"x12", 248 pages, color and b/w illus. [35213] $25.00



96. Safford, Carleton & Robert Bishop. America's Quilts and Coverlets. New York; E.P. Dutton: 1972. Primarily a study of patchwork and applique quilts, with additional material on bed rugs, linsey-woolsey coverlets, crewel-work spreads, white work, overshot coverlets, crazy quilts, and other types. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 313 pages, 122 color and 472 b/w illustrations, dj. Minor wear. [35315] $35.00



97. Scherer, John L. New York Furniture at the New York State Museum. Alexandria; Highland House Publishers: 1984. An important catalog which covers the period 1680-1910. "Most of the objects are labeled or can be traced back to their original owner; thus this catalog is an important resource for the identification of unmarked objects and is a significant addition to the relatively scarce literature on early New York furniture" (Ames & Ward). Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 142 pages, b/w illustrations, dj. New. [90248] $45.00

98. As above, softcover. [90247] $25.00



99. Schiffer, Herbert. Shaker Architecture. Schiffer Publishing: 1979. " The Shakers expressed imagination through their environment, and the details of architecture became their tangible art, while they achieved enduring beauty through the functionalism and simplicity of their design". Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 190 pages, b/w illustrations, rubbed dj. [35328] $35.00



100. Shimura, Goro. The Story of Imari: The Symbols and Mysteries of Antique Japanese Porcelain. Berkeley; The Ten Speed Press: 2008. “Fired in the kilns of Arita, Japan, Imari porcelain is distinguished by the beautiful visual effects produced by its blue underglaze and color overglaze enamels. Imari expert Goro Shimura describes the cultural and historical significance of these porcelain bowls, plates, vases, teacups, and other wares, seen in color photographs showing the topsides and undersides of more than 150 rare and collectible pieces produced from 1600–1830. Shimura discusses their glazes, patterns, motifs, and functions”. Hardcover. 10”x10”, 200 pages, color illustrations, dj. New. [95184] $35.00





101. Sieur Tzen, et al. China House of Arts -Chinese Ceramics. New York; China House of Arts: 1981. A Gallery catalog featuring a variety of fine Chinese ceramics from the 6th to 18th century, and also several informative essays, including "The Aesthetic Magic of Chinese Ceramics" by Ezekiel Schloss, "Banshan Type Painted Potteries" by Sieur Tzen, "Marks on Chinese Ceramics" by Claude Salley", and notes on song celadon with carved decorations by Floyd Ratliff. Softcover. 8.5"x11", 50 pages, color and line illustrations. Light wear. [35389] $30.00



102. Stevens, Rebecca A.T. & Yoshiko Iwamoto Wada (eds.) The Kimono Inspiration: Art and Art-To-Wear in America. Washington; The Textile Museum & Pomegranate Books: 1996. “This beautifully illustrated catalog, with more than 130 color and black and white plates, explores the use and meaning of the kimono in America and traces the transformation of this quintessential Japanese garment from its ethnic origins through its many appearances in fine art, costume, and high fashion, to its role in the contemporary Art-to-Wear Movement”. Softcover. 9”x12”, 208 pages, color illustrations. Fine. [95182] $25.00




103. Swinton, George. Sculpture of the Eskimo. Toronto; McClelland and Stewart: 1972. "The photographs in this book are the most thorough visual record of Eskimo sculpture ever to be compiled, presenting most of the important pieces and spanning all of the phases from prehistory to the present”. Hardcover. 10"x13", 255 pages, 37 color plates and 770 b/w illustrations, worn dj. [35333] $50.00



104. Tomlonson, Judy Schroeder. Mennonite Quilts and Pieces. Intercourse; Good Books: 1985. A nicely illustrated survey of traditional Mennonite and Amish quilts from central Kansas. Most of the quilts date from the last decades of the 19th century and the first three decades of the 20th century. Softcover. 8.5"x11", 96 pages, color illustrations. Near fine. [35239] $25.00



105. Trubner, Henry. Chinese Ceramics from the Prehistoric Period through Ch'ien Lung. A Loan Exhibition from Collections in America and Japan. Los Angeles County Museum: 1952. This interesting exhibition featured many ceramics from private Japanese collections. Softcover. 8"x10.5", 119 pages, black & white illustrations. Some cover wear, first page detaching. Several pencil notes. [35336] $35.00



106. Wallis, Keith. Gemstones. Understanding, Identifying, Buying. Woodbridge; Antique Collectors’ Club: 2011. “Over 100 gems are featured, with full descriptions, technical details, and tips on how to check for fakes; illustrated throughout with color photographs easier. Technical terms are explained and some basic identification tests are introduced. A helpful tour around the world details where gems are best available. Informative appendices include a glossary of terms, tables of specific gravity and refractive index, and the comparative value of different stones. The clear, uncomplicated presentation makes this book a must for anyone interested in gemstones, whether as an investment or simply as a hobby”. Hardcover. 9”x9”, 160 pages, color illustrations, dust jacket. New. [90442] $25.00



107. Ware, George W. German and Austrian Porcelain. New York; Crown Publishers: 1963. The first American printing of this standard study, superior to the later reprints. This book remains a much-used study of 18th century German and Austrian porcelain. Hardcover. 7"x10", 244 pages, 174 b&w illustrations, 4 color and 5 b&w plates. Minor wear, light soil. [35381] $35.00



108. Warren, David B., et al. Marks of Achievement. Four Centuries of American Presentation Silver. Houston Museum of Fine Arts/Harry N. Abrams: 1987. A lavishly-produced book, the first in-depth study of American presentation silver, from the Colonial period to the 20th century. Softcover. 9"x11.5", 207 pages, color and b/w illustrations, bibliography. Some wear. [35324] $25.00



109. Weaver, Sir Lawrence. Tradition & Modernity in Metalwork. Birmingham/London; The Birmingham Guild: 1928. A survey of the recent (as of 1928) work in metal, especially architectural work, of The Birmingham Guild, an amalgamation of the Birmingham Guild of Handicrafts and several commercial firms. It is based on an article Weaver wrote for 'The Architectural Review', with an added postscript and tipped-in plates. The Birmingham Guild of Handicraft had been formed in 1890 as an arts & crafts society, producing furniture, metalware, and finely-printed books. Financial difficulties forced a merger with E & R Gittins in 1905, and with Hart, Son & Pearl in 1919. Despite its more commercial focus, Weaver argues that the Guild retained the highest aesthetic standards, and goes on to note that, "The Guild had so sound a core of aesthetic sense that it steered clear of the wave of 'l'art nouveau', which drove most Birmingham metalworkers into an ugly riot of hearts and tulips in coarse repousse". So there.

Sir Lawrence Weaver [1876-1930 was a British architectural writer of books and articles, which appeared in such leading journals as Country Life, Architectural Review, The Burlington Magazine, and Art Workers Quarterly. He was made Architectural Editor of Country Life in 1910, and was a tireless advocate of the Arts and Crafts Movement and such architects as Sir Edwin Lutyens. Weaver had written a prior study, "Modernity in Plasterwork", which is readily acquired, but this survey of metalwork is very uncommon.

Softcover. 8.5"x11", 30 pages, with 2 color and 22 black & white tipped-in illustrations. Elegantly printed on heavy cream-colored stock with deckled edges. Covers with some soil, minor wear and light soil. [35263] $175.00




110. Williams, Sidney. Antique Blue & White Spode. London; B.T. Batsford Ltd.: 1949. 3rd edition. Although now somewhat dated, this important reference work remains one of the favorites among collectors for its high spirits and elegant illustrations. Hardcover. 8"x10", 248 pages, 185 b/w and blue/white illustrations. Covers with some stains, spine head chipped. [35314] $25.00



111. Young, M. Ada, et al. Pewter in America 1650-1900. Manchester; Currier Gallery of Art: 1968. An Exhibition of the pewter of the Currier Gallery of Art supplemented by selected loans, coinciding with the annual meeting of the Pewter Collectors Club of America. Softcover. 7.5"x10", 75 pages, b&w illustrations. Light wear. [35343] $25.00



112. Young, Robert. Folk Art. London; Mitchell Beazley/Octopus: 1999. A beautifully photographed book which "draws together the many strands of folk art from across Europe, exploring the vernacular traditions of these artifacts". Chapters on household objects, sculpture, paintings, toys, pottery, textiles, and furniture. Hardcover. 9"x12", 176 pages, color illustrations, dj. Minor wear. [35380] $45.00






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