1. Achtermier, William O. Rhode Island Arms Makers & Gunsmiths, 1643-1883.
Providence; Man at Arms Publications: 1980.
A valuable resource of biographies and company histories of Rhode island gunsmiths and arms manufacturers, based on extensive original research in period records. There are numerous illustrations of antique firearms, old advertisements and photographs, and an appendix contains a complete transcription of the daybooks of gunsmith Welcome Mathewson for the years 1805-1815.
Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 108 pages, b/w illustrations. Minor cover soil.  $50.00
2. [Alsdorf] Jewels, Watches and the Costume Jewelry Collection of Mrs. James W. Alsdorf.
Chicago; Sotheby's: December 13, 1999.
The second session of the auction presented the Alsdorf Collection of designer costume jewelry (lots 300-578). Designers included Boucher, Cartier, Cassini, Chanel, Dior, Haskell, Hobe, Trifari, and many more.
Softcover. 8"x10.5", 133 pages, 578 lots, color illustrations. Light wear.  $35.00
3. The American Southwest and Its Native People.
Palm Springs Desert Museum: 1986.
Selected paintings from the Santa Fe Collection of Southwestern Art at the Palm Springs Desert Museum, mostly from the early to mid 20th century. Some artifacts were also include, but are not described in the catalog.
Softcover. 8"x8", 72 pages, color and b/w illustrations. Light wear.  $40.00
4. Ames, Kenneth L. (ed.). Victorian Furniture. Essays from a Victorian Society Autumn Symposium.
The Victorian Society: 1982.
What this does not discuss about Victorian furniture may not be worth knowing. Contributors included Nancy A. Smith, Rodris Roth, Christopher Monkhouse, and David H. Hanks.
Softcover. 8.5"x11", 254 pages, many b/w illustrations. Light wear.  $25.00
5. Andersson, Aron. Mediaeval Drinking Bowls of Silver Found in Sweden.
Stockholm; Kungliga Vitterhets Historie och Antikvitets Akademien: 1983.
An in-depth study of 25 Medieval silver drinking bowls from Sweden, featuring exceptionally fine photography. The bowls are fully described and illustrated, and the author also explores the sources of their decoration by comparing them with other surviving artifacts of the period. An interesting study of both Medieval silver and Medieval art and iconography in more general terms.
Hardcover. 8.5"x11.5", 118 pages, numerous b/w illustrations, light soil, but a nice copy.  $100.00
6. Arader, W. Graham III, & Wendy Shadwell. Native Grace. Prints of the New World, 1590-1876.
Charlottesville; Thomasson-Grant: 1988.
A sumptuous coffee table book, featuring 104 beautiful prints from the private collection of the famous and controversial print dealer W. Graham Arader III.
Hardcover. 12.5"x2", 127 pages, color illustrations, dj. Light wear.  $45.00
7. Atil, Esin. The Age of Suyleman the Magnificent.
Washington; National Gallery of Art & Harry N. Abrams: 1987.
The catalog to a massive loan exhibition of the arts of the 16th century Ottoman Empire. Illustrated manuscripts, paintings, arms & armor, furniture, textiles and rugs, ceramics, and many more treasures are illustrated and described in this oversized, well-illustrated catalog.
Softcover. 10"x12", 356 pages, loaded with color and b/w illustrations. Light wear.  $85.00
8. Atterbury, Paul (& Beatrice Moorcroft). Moorcroft. A Guide to Moorcroft Pottery, 1897-1993.
Somerset; Richard Dennis & Hugh Edwards: 2008. Revised & Updated edition.
A brand-new, updated edition of the definitive, standard reference on the work on William Moorcroft, Walter Moorcroft, and the Moorcroft Pottery, from its founding to the present. A jam-packed explosion of a book, with 450 color illustrations, marks, vintage photographs, and much more.
Hardcover. 9"x12", 240 pages, packed with color and b/w illustrations, dj. New.  $85.00
9. Bishop, Robert & Carter Houck. All Flags Flying. American Patriotic Quilts as Expressions of Liberty.
New York; E.P. Dutton/Museum of American Folk Art: 1986.
The catalog to a fascinating exhibition of both antique and modern quilts with patriotic themes. The first part of the catalog features 59 antique quilts from the Houck Collection, and the second part presents 51 winning quilts from the Great American Quilt Contest.
Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 102 pages, color illustrations, dj. Light soil.  $30.00
10. Bleier, Paul & Meta. John Rogers Statuary.
Schiffer Publishing: 2001.
"This book chronicles each Rogers group with a photograph, size, patent or design date, and pertinent anecdotes. It will be useful today as a reference for interpreting life in Victorian America and today's collectors will covet the pictures, personal letters, advertising, and social commentary presented in the text. The Rogers statuary reflects the lives of our common ancestors of the late nineteenth century."
Softcover. 6"x9", 256 pages, b/w illustrations. New.  $29.95
11. Boesen, Gudmund & Erik Lassen. De Danske Dronningers Guldtoilette.
Copenhagen; Det Berlingske Bogtrykkeri: 1955.
A study of the magnificent mid-18th century gold toilette service of Sophie Magdalene of Denmark. The sumptuously decorated service originally included a mirror, water basin & ewer, candlesticks, snuffers & tray, four graduated pairs of boxes, two brushes, four flasks, a salver, two pin trays, a covered bowl, a plate, a knife, spoon & fork, and two more flasks in later years more articles were added, until the assemblage totaled 46 golden pieces. This careful study of the set includes a summary in English, as well as notes on the decorations and makers.
Hardcover. 8"x11", 94 pages with 4 color and 5 plates of line illustrations, plus 30 b/w plates.  $125.00
12. Brighton, Ray. Clippers of the Port of Portsmouth and the men who built them.
Portsmouth Marine Society/Peter E. Randall: 1985.
Shipbuilders in Portsmouth, New Hampshire turned out 28 clipper ships in the decade before the Civil War, and the stories of the shipbuilders and their sleek, fast ships are told here, along with period illustrations of many of the ships and the men connected with them.
Hardcover. 7‚Äùx10.5‚Äù, 178 pages, color and b/w illustrations, dj. Fine.  $50.00
13. Brown, Steven C. Sun Dogs & Eagle Down. The Indian Paintings of Bill Holm.
University of Washington Press: 2000.
"Bill Holm is internationally recognized as a leading expert on Northwest Coast, Plateau, and Plains Indian art. For many years he has produced detailed paintings that draw on his ethnographic expertise to recreate the settings in which the old Native American art objects were used. A lengthy descriptive caption by the artist accompanies each painting.
Hardcover. 10"x10", 198 pages, color and b/w illustrations, dj. Minor wear.  $30.00
14. Bubnova, E. Old Russian Faience.
Moscow; Iskusstvo: 1973.
A well illustrated study of all types of 18th-19th century Russian pottery, from fine to folk. The 122-page text is in both Russian and English, and there are English picture captions. The 40 color illustrations are big and beautiful. Over the last 20 years, this has been one of our most popular books on Russian ceramics.
Hardcover. 9"x12", 187 pages, b/w and color illustrations marks dj. A fine copy in a lightly worn jacket.  $85.00
15. Buff, Barbara Ball, et al. A Celebration of Westchester: Arts and Decoration of Three Hundred Years.
The Scarsdale Historical Society: 1981.
A loan exhibition of 18th, 19th and 20th century paintings, folk arts, furniture, silver and more. The text includes sections by Joseph T. Butler, and Elizabeth Green Fuller, and an Introduction by Wendell Garrett. Uncommon.
Softcover. 8"x9", 84 pages, b/w illustrations. Light wear. Binding crack but pages still intact. One small pen note. Inscribed by Buff.  $40.00
16. Chitwood, Henry C. Connecticut Decoys. Carvers and Gunners.
Schiffer Publishing: 1987.
Unquestionably, this is the most comprehensive study ever written on the subject of Connecticut working decoys. The author has documented and shown examples of decoys from eighty-odd carvers throughout the state."
Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 192 pages, color and b/w illustrations, dj. New.  $45.00
17. Clayton, Michael. The Collector's Dictionary of Silver and Gold of Great Britain and North America.
Woodbridge; Antique Collector's Club: 1985. 2nd edition.
A standard and useful reference, describing types of objects, craftsmen, nomenclature, styles, working methods, and related subjects, in a dictionary format. Extensively illustrated.
Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 481 pages, color and b/w illustrations, dj. Light wear.  $75.00
18. Coe, Ralph T. Sacred Circles. Two Thousand Years of Native American Indian Art.
Kansas City; Nelson Gallery of Art: 1976.
The wide-ranging catalog to a traveling exhibition organized by the Arts Council of Great Britain. The preface notes- The principle of selection was to represent the traditional arts of the Native Americans north of the Rio Grande (except for Casas Grandes), and while concentrating on artistic values, to show modest objects that shed light on their culture as well as outstanding examples which are also here in abundance. Mr Coe has included many categories of American Indian art which he feels are insufficiently known to the public, and has sometimes deliberately stressed these less familiar aspects.
Softcover. 9"x10.5", 252 pages, many b/w and some color illustrations. Covers lightly rubbed.  $40.00
19. Cordingly, David. Nicholas Pocock, 1740-1821.
Conway; Maritime Press & The National Maritime Museum: 1986.
Pocock was one of the great figures of English marine painting in the 18th century. His work is of outstanding interest to maritime historians because, in addition to his skill as a painter, he had spent many years as a sea captain. Pocock is also unusual in that so much supporting material survives. Working drawings, sketchbooks, and letters abound. Allowing the author to draw an exceptionally rounded picture of a man who meticulously recorded British maritime history for nearly forty years.
Hardcover. 7.5"x10", 120 pages, 8 color plates and many b/w illustrations, dj. Light wear.  $25.00
20. Costume in Scotland in the 18th Century.
Scottish National Portrait Gallery/National Museum of Antiquities of Scotland: 1952.
A handlist to the exhibition of 113 articles of clothing or prints and paintings picturing styles of dress. The entries feature short descriptions. A minor but nonetheless extremely uncommon catalog.
Softcover. 5.5"x8", 23 pages plus 4 b/w plates. Minor soil.  $25.00
21. Cutten, George Barton. The Silversmiths of Georgia, together with watchmakers & jewelers - 1733 to 1850.
Savannah; The Oglethorpe Press: 1998.
First published in a limited edition in 1958, this was one of Cutten's more ambitious works, and for many years also one of his scarcest books. The smiths are listed by locality, and the names are then listed alphabetically in the Index. This new edition has new material in the form of Katharine Farnham & Callie Efird's 1971 Magazine Antiques article Early Silversmiths and the Silver Trade in Georgia", and previously unpublished marks.
Hardcover. 6"x9.5", 166 pages, b/w illustration, some marks. New.  $25.00
22. Dalgleish, George & Henry Steuart Fothringham. Silver Made in Scotland.
National Museums of Scotland: 2008. Revised.
The catalog to an exhibition of Scottish silver from the Museum's fine collection, as ell as other public and private collections. Covering the 16th-19th centuries, this wide-ranging catalog includes photographs of many hallmarks.
Softcover. 8.5"x10.5", 238 pages, many color illustrations, marks. New.  $55.00
23. Dalton, O.M. The Treasure of the Oxus with other examples of Early Oriental Metal-Work.
London; The Trustees of the British Museum: 1964. 3rd. edition.
The first edition of this important work was published in 1905, and featured the Oxus Treasure", a horde of ancient Achaemenid silver and gold which had been discovered in the 1870s. The second, expanded edition, published in 1926 added a substantial quantity of early Iranian, mostly Sassanian, gold and silverwork from the Museum's collections, which was all carefully described. That edition also featured Dalton's masterly" introductory essay placing the collection into the context of Achaemenid art and history. This third edition retains Dalton's text, with a few minor additions and corrections, but features a completely new set of photographs, making it the preferred and definitive edition of the catalog.
Hardcover. 8.5"x11", lxxvi + 75 pages, plus 41 b/w plates dj a nice, clean copy.  $250.00
24. D'Ambrosio, Anna Tobin & Leslie Greene Bowman. 'The Distinction of Being Different'. Joseph P. McHugh and the American Arts and Crafts Movement.
Utica; Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute: 1993.
The catalog to a loan exhibition of the furniture and history of this distinctive Arts & Crafts furniture manufacturer. Illustrated with photographs of furniture, vintage advertisements and photos of the shop, and more.
Softcover. 9"x10.5", 64 pages, b/w, color, and line illustrations. New.  $19.95
25. Dockstader, Frederick J. The Song of the Loom. New Traditions in Navajo Weaving.
Montclair; Art Museum & Hudson Hills Press: 1987.
Published in conjunction with an exhibition of the work of 57 20th century Navajo weavers, this color-packed book vividly illustrates how the traditions and vibrancy of Navajo weaving has survived in modern times. Of special interest are the weavings known as Chant Weaves, ceremonial pieces based on sacred sand paintings.
Hardcover. 10"x10", 130 pages, color and b/w illustrations, dj. Minor wear.  $40.00
26. Dofflemyer, Virginia. Southeast Asian Ceramics from the Collection of Margot and Hans Ries.
Pasadena; Pacific Asia Museum: 1989.
The catalog of a pioneering collection of Thai, Khmer and Vietnamese pottery, especially strong in Sawankhalok wares. Mr. and Mrs. Ries began collecting these wares in southeast Asia in the 1930s, lost them all during WWII, and began collecting again in the 1950s.
Softcover. 8.5"x11", 86 pages, color and b/w illustrations. Near fine.  $40.00
27. Dolez, Albane. Glass Animals. 3,500 Years of Artistry and Design.
New York; Harry N. Abrams: 1988.
A color-filled celebration of animals in art and figural glass, from ancient times to the 1970s. Packed with color illustrations of animals in figurine, perfume bottles, bowls, vases, tiles, windows, paperweights, beakers, lamps, and more!
Hardcover. 9"x12", 224 pages, color and b/w illustrations, dj. Light wear.  $35.00
28. Drucker, Janet & William. Georg Jensen. 20th Century Designs.
Schiffer Publishing: 2002 .
A valuable collection of original Jensen photographs and catalog pages illustrating their designs for silver and jewelry in the 1940s, 50s and 60s.
Hardcover. 11.5"x8.5", 256 pages, 1,194 b/w illustrations, dj. New.  $65.00
29. Dyke, S.E. Thoughts on the American Flintlock Pistol.
York; Geo. Shumway: 1974.
A reissue of a pioneering work, first published in 1959 as a supplementary chapter in the 4th edition of Dillin's The Kentucky Rife" with some additional illustrations added by the publisher. Dyke illustrates and describes many pistols from a number of private (identified) collections.
Softcover. 8.5"x11", 61 pages, b/w illustrations. Light cover soil.  $40.00
30. Ellison, Robert A., Jr. George Ohr, Art Potter. The Apostle of Individuality.
London; Scala Publishers: 2006.
This exquisitely designed volume contains over 300 unpublished works by Ohr, and features all new photography accompanied by an accessible text. The clarity and number of illustrations will make this book the new essential reference on this extraordinary artist."
Hardcover. 10"x12", 176 pages, 197 color and 22 b/w illustrations, dj. New.  $65.00
31. Eskimo Cook Book.
Anchorage; Alaska Crippled Children's Association: 1952.
Prepared by the students of Shishmaref Day School in Shishmaref, Alaska. Although Eskimos don't have cookbooks, the students brought in descriptions of how their mothers prepared a traditional food, including reindeer soup, bear feet, Oogruk flippers, and much more.
Softcover. 4"x5.5", 36 pages, line illustrations. Rear cover corner chip.  $25.00
32. Exhibition of American Sculpture. Catalogue.
New York; American Sculpture Society: 1923.
The catalog to a major exhibition of works of Society members, shown between April 14 and August 1, 1923, at Audubon Terrace in New York city. The catalog includes brief biographies of the sculptors who are included, as well as illustrations of many of the exhibited works, a separate section for medals and plaques, and lists of the sculptors and their exhibited works. A substantial exhibition catalog" -Karpel. Karpel F866.
Softcover. 8"x11", 372 pages, b/w illustrations. Some wear.  $50.00
33. Fales, Martha Gandy. Jewelry in America, 1600-1900.
Woodbridge; Antique Collectors' Club: 1995.
A sweeping and comprehensive study of American jewelry from its earliest days to the end of the Victorian period. The text is divided into four sections- 1600-1775, 1775-1825, 1825-1875, and 1875-1900, and includes mourning jewelry, miniatures, hairwork, jewelry, hair jewelry, bridal jewelry, revival styles, novelties, and work in diamonds, pearls, garnets, quarts, gold & silver, topaz, amethyst, pastes, amber, jet, coral, colored gems, and more. Very well illustrated and thoroughly researched- a gem of a book, so to speak.
Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 447 pages, filled with color and b/w illustrations, dj. Jacket with some light rubbing, else fine.  $125.00
34. Fischer, Katrina S. & Alex. A. Hurst. Anton Otto Fischer, Marine Artist. His Life and Work.
Brighton; Teredo Books Ltd.:1977.
The definitive, comprehensive study of the life and work of this talented and prolific 20th century Maritime artist, by his only daughter.
Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 260 pages, 235 color and b&w illustrations, dj. Light soil.  $45.00
35. Frederick G. Henry & Co. Inc. -Jewelers & Silversmiths.
New York: 1940.
A very period retailer's catalog of jewelry and silver featuring men's & women's jewelry, watches, dresser items, glassware, clocks, silver flatware, tea services, and, interestingly, electrical appliances including toasters, men's razors, radios, and Victrolas & designed for television attachment.
Hardcover. 6.5"x9", 172 pages, b/w illustrations. Some wear.  $35.00
36. Freeston, Ewart C. Prisoner-of-War Ship Models, 1775-1825.
Lymington; Nautical Publishing Company: 1973.
A well-illustrated, standard study of these unique and beautiful models, relics in bone, ivory, wood, straw and tortoiseshell of the French and English Napoleonic-era wars. Freeston dug back into period records and made many surprising discoveries about how these models were made and by whom, and for what reasons. The heart of such a book, of course, are the models themselves, which are nicely illustrated here with many close-ups showing their intricate and astonishing details.
Hardcover. 8.5"x11"‚ 174 pages, 1 color and many b/w illustrations, dj.  $75.00
37. Gehret, Ellen J. This is the Way I Pass My Time. A Book About Pennsylvania German Decorated Hand Towels.
The Pennsylvania German Society: 1985.
A profusely-illustrated study of these distinctive folk textiles of the Pennsylvania Germans which reached the peak of their popularity in the mid-19th century.
Hardcover. 9"x11.5", 292 pages, b/w and color illustrations, dj. Light jacket soil.  $60.00
38. Gerdts, William H. Painters of the Humble Truth. Masterpieces of American Still Life, 1801-1939.
Philbrook Art Center and the University of Missouri Press: 1981.
A scholarly study of American still-life painting, in part updating the noted authorities' earlier American Still Life Painting" (co-authored with Russell Burke). Gerdts analyzes both the stylistic development of the still life and the artists who painted them, and brings this previously oft-denigrated genre to its rightful place alongside landscape and portrait painting. A large, beautifully illustrated study. Gerdts also provides a very detailed and helpful bibliography.
Hardcover. 9.5"x12", 293 pages, 32 color and 145 b&w illustrations, dj. Light wear.  $75.00
39. Giulian, Bertrand B. Corkscrews of the Eighteenth Century. Artistry in Iron and Steel.
Whitespace Publishing: 1995.
An intriguing history of the 18th century corkscrew, illustrated with both modern photos and reproductions of period pattern book pages.
Hardcover. 9"x11.5", 236 pages, b/w illustrations, dj. Fine.  $95.00
40. Godden, Geoffrey A. Caughley and Worcester Porcelains 1775-1800.
New York; Frederick A. Praeger: 1969.
A history of the factory and its products, marks, designs, myths, problems of attribution and identification, and more. Sheds important new light on two of the great English porcelain factories and clears up much long-standing misinformation about them. A scholarly and original study, it is a landmark in our growing knowledge of the golden age of English porcelain.
Hardcover. 7.5"x10", xxi + 166 pages, with b/w illustrations in the text, plus 10 color plates and 317 b/w illustrations. Light wear.  $100.00
41. Guliayev, Vladimir. The Fine Art of Russian Lacquered Miniatures.
San Francisco; Chronicle Books: 1993.
A beautifully illustrated catalog of some 19th, and mostly 20th century, Russian lacquer miniature boxes and other small objects of the artisans of Fedoskino, Palekh, Mstiora and holui. The text is accompanied by brilliant color photographs
Softcover. 8"x9", about 200 pages, loaded with color illustrations. Near fine.  $45.00
42. Hajdamach, Charles R. British Glass, 1800-1914.
Woodbridge; Antique Collectors' Club: 2003, 4th printing.
Written by a leading expert on Victorian glass, this major study provides the standard work on the Golden Age of British glassmaking. In addition to cut, engraved, cameo and etched glass, the information on personalities, working conditions and the operations of the glasshouse gives the collector an all-round view of the subject. Illustrated with fifty stunning colour plates of groups of glasses arranged by type and over four hundred black and white illustrations.
Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 466 pages, 50 color and 430 b/w illustrations, dj. Fine.  $59.50
43. Hall, Virginius Cornick, Jr. Portraits in the Collection of the Virginia Historical Society. A Catalogue.
University Press of Virginia: 1981.
A scholarly catalog of more than 600 paintings, pastels, sketches, silhouettes, cameos, reliefs and portrait sculptures held by the VHA. Most of the subjects were, of course, Virginians of one sort or another.
Hardcover. 8.5"x12", 283 pages, b/w illustrations and color plates, dj. Jacket with light wear. Signed.  $60.00
44. Hannover, Emil (& Bernard Rackham). Pottery & Porcelain, A Handbook for Collectors. I- Europe and the Near East. III- European Porcelain.
London; Ernest Benn Limited: 1925.
A well-thought-of history, written by the Director of Copenhagen's Museum of Industrial Art, and translated, edited and annotated by England's foremost ceramics expert of the period. Although there were three volumes published to make up the set, each stands alone as a reference work. We have here the complete coverage of Europe, in Volume 1 and 3, and the Near East -the second volume (not here) dealt with Far Eastern ceramics.
2 volumes. Hardcover. 6.5"x10", 589 +571 pages, with hundreds of b/w illustrations and several color plates. Light wear.  $65.00
45. Harris, Ann Sutherland & Linda Nochlin. Women Artists: 1550-1950.
Los Angeles County Museum of Art/Alfred A. Knopf: 1976.
The catalog to an important and wide-ranging loan exhibition of the works of women artists from Europe and America over five centuries. The exhibition was not meant to be comprehensive, but representative, and biographical notes are contributed by many leading art historians.
Softcover. 8"x10.5", 368 pages, color and b/w illustrations. Some wear.  $25.00
46. Hluch, Kevin A. The Art of Contemporary American Pottery.
Iola; Krause Publications: 2001.
A stunning survey of contemporary utilitarian art pottery, with a text that seeks to find what makes a good pot, and is that also art?
Softcover. 8.5"x11", 160 pages, color illustrations. Light wear.  $25.00
47. Holm, Bill & Bill Reid. Indian Art of the Northwest Coast. A Dialogue on Craftsmanship and Aesthetics.
Rice University Institute for the Arts: 1975.
A fascinating exhibition catalog, based on works of Northwest Coast Indian art in the de Menil Collection. The text takes the form of a dialogue about each piece between Bill Holm, an artist and lifelong scholar of Northwest Coast arts, and Bill Reid, a Haidi native, totem carver and author of several books on the subject.
Softcover. 8.5"x9", 263 pages, color and b/w illustrations. Light soil.  $40.00
48. Hougart, Bille. The Little Book of Mexican Silver Trade and Hallmarks.
TBR International: 2006. Revised edition.
A new, updated edition of this valuable reference to more than 1,500 hallmarks and trademarks on 20th Century Mexican silver. In addition to marks, brief biographies are supplied for the more prominent and importnat silversmiths. An essential reference book.
Softcover. 5.5"x8.5", 288 pages, black & whilte illustrations of marks. New.  $24.95
49. [Ivins Collection] Old Master Prints and drawings From the Estates of the Late William M. Ivins, Jr., Leroy M. Backus, Herman Muehlstein, and others.
New York; Parke-Bernet Galleries: March 14th, 1963. Sale 2175.
Ivins was the Metropolitan Museum of Arts first Curator of Prints.
Softcover. 7"x10", 56 pages, 222 lots, b/w illustrations a nice copy.  $25.00
50. Jensen, Veryl M. The First Book of International Willow Ware China.
Oakridge; Fact Book Company: 1975.
A wide-ranging book by a willow ware collector, covering wares made in Canton, England, Europe and America, with many marks illustrated. A useful book, though the illustrations are muddy.
Softcover. 6"x9", 96 pages, color and b/w illustrations light wear.  $40.00
51. Kaiser, Joan E. The Glass Industry in South Boston.
Hanover; University Press of New England: 2009.
A history of and collectors' guide to nineteenth-century glass manufacturing in South Boston. Detailing the history and output of more than twenty-five flint glass, bottle glass, and window glass companies from 1811 to the end of the century, Kaiser provides collectors with the most complete pictorial guide to the glass of South Boston now available on the market."
Hardcover. 9.5"x12.5", 267 pages, 266 color and 147 b/w illustrations, dj. New.  $85.00
52. Kaye, Myrna. Yankee Weathervanes.
New York; E.P. Dutton: 1975.
A charming survey of 18th and 19th century Yankee weathervanes, illustrated with line drawings by Corinne Pascoe. Not quite as comprehensive as Bishop & Coblentz, but not as uptight either.
Hardcover. 7.5"x8.5", 236 pages, 129 line illustrations, dj. Light wear.  $30.00
53. Keswick, Maggie (ed.). The Thistle and the Jade. A Celebration of 150 Years of Jardine, Matheson & Co.
London; Octopus Books: 1982.
Jardine, Matheson & Co. was founded in Canton in 1832, and has been a major player in the Chinese export trade ever since. This company-sponsored 150th birthday book features a wealth of information on the 19th century history of the company and its export trade and business in China, illustrated with period art and documents. There's a also a bunch of 20th-century related material, but if you aren't interested, you have our permission to ignore it.
Hardcover. 9.5"x11.5", 272 pages, color and b/w illustrations, dj. Light wear.  $65.00
54. Kim, Dr. Chewon & G. St. G.M. Gompertz (eds.). The Ceramic Art of Korea.
New York; Thomas Yoseloff: 1961.
The finest collections of Korean ceramics are in Korea, at the Duksoo Palace and the Korean National Museum, along with pieces in private collections. This fine study illustrates examples from both the Palace and the Museum, as well as several private collections.
Hardcover. 8.5"x12", 222 pages, 100 color and b/w plates, word dj.  $65.00
55. Klapthor, Frances. Chinese Ceramics from the Collection of the Baltimore Museum of Art.
Baltimore; Museum of Art: 1993.
Although it may not rival some other institutions in the sheer size of its collection of Chinese ceramics, the Baltimore Museum's pieces were collected with great care and feature outstanding examples, especially in early stonewares. A nicely illustrated catalog.
Softcover. 8.5"x10", 60 pages, color illustrations.  $35.00
56. Kornhauser, Elizabeth Mankin. Ralph Earl. The Face of the Young Republic.
New Haven; Yale University Press: 1991.
A magnificent, beautifully-illustrated catalog to a loan exhibition at the Wadsworth Athenaeum. The text includes a catalog of the paintings, as well as essays on Earl's life and career, portraiture in late 18th century Connecticut, and Earl's working methods and materials.
Softcover. 9"x12", 258 pages, color and b/w illustrations. Light wear.  $35.00
57. Kuo, Jason C. (ed.). The Helen D. Ling Collection of Chinese Ceramics.
College Park; The Art Gallery & University of Maryland Dept. of Art History: 1995.
Helen Dalling married Professor Ti-Gi Ling in 1926, and they lived in Shanghai for the next several decades, and moved to Hong Kong in 1949. For much of this time, and after, Helen Ling was a dealer in Chinese ceramics. The collection, though spanning several millennia, has a consistency and coherence that is distinctly personal.
Softcover. 8.5"x11", 92 pages, color and b/w illustrations. Covers scuffed.  $60.00
58. Laughon, Helen & Neal. August Edouart. A Quaker Album. American and English Duplicate Silhouettes 1827-1845.
Richmond; Cheswick Press: 1987.
The Edouart silhouettes reproduced here are from an album devoted to Quaker subjects, including 139 British, 609 American, and 35 notable" Quakers. The full album pages, with Edouart's notes, are reproduced.
Hardcover. 9"x12", 125 pages, b/w illustrations, dj. Minor wear.  $40.00
59. Lewin, Susan Grant. Formica and Design: From the Counter Top to High Art.
New York; Rizzoli: 2006.
Invented in 1912 and marketed as a range of durable decorative laminates since the 1920s, Formica came to be identified as a symbol of modernism. Not only has it become ubiquitous as an interior finish material, adorning everything from the Queen Mary to Radio City Music Hall, it has become a popular material for artists and designers, and has continued to reinvent itself and reflect the styles of the times.
Hardcover. 10"x10", 192 pages, color and b/w illustrations, dj. Fine.  $25.00
60. Lloyd, Clive L. The Arts and Crafts of Napoleonic and American Prisoners of War, 1756-1816.
Woodbridge; Antique Collectors' Club: 2007.
A profusely illustrated history of the intricate and beautiful objects made by American, French and English prisoners of war during the period 1756-1816. Chapters are included on straw-work and marquetry, bone work, ship models, rolled paper-work and paper sculpture, automata and mechanical toys, games and game-boxes, and paintings, as well as Freemason prisoners of war, the brokers and markets for prisoner of war work, and gambling and forgery among prisoners. Objects were drawn from museums around the worlds and the author's own extensive collection.
Hardcover. 9.5"x12", 334 pages, profusely illustrated in color, dj. New.  $89.50
61. Lloyd, Steven A. Ivory Diptych Sundials 1570-1750.
Harvard University Press: 1992.
This catalogue illustrates in detail Harvard's collection of 83 ivory diptych sundials, one of the largest holdings of these instruments in the world. The collection encompasses a comprehensive array of styles and designs from Nuremberg, Paris, and Dieppe, the major centres of their production, as well as from other parts of Europe.
Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 169 pages, b/w illustrations, dj. Light wear.  $45.00
62. Locke, Elsie & Janet Paul. Mrs. Hobson's Album.
Auckland; University Press & Alexander Turnbull Library: 1990.
Eliza Hobson was the wife of New Zealand's first Governor, and she was presented with this album on her return to England in 1843. It includes charming watercolors scenes of Auckland and the surrounding countryside, portraits of Maoris and a letter from the Maori king to Queen Victoria, notes on Maori customs, songs and proverbs by Edward Shortland, and much more of historic and ethnological interest.
Hardcover. 10.5"x10", 168 pages, color and b/w illustrations, dj. Light jacket soil.  $45.00
63. Logie, Gordon. Furniture from Machines.
London; George Allen and Unwin: 1947.
A fascinating book from a fascinating period in furniture design. The purpose of this book," Logie, writes, is to explore the possibilities of the machine production of furniture. Of course, he admits, machine-produced furniture had been around for a hundred years -most of it just wasn't very good, in quality or design. This book's purpose was to go beyond that, and explore good design and quality construction. Logie examines materials, construction methods, machinery, and all sorts of types of modern furniture, including plywood, bentwood, laminated wood, sheet metal, aluminum and plastics. Deeply cool.
Hardcover. 7.5"x10", 150 pages, b/w and line illustrations. Cover soil, crack at the top of the hinge.  $45.00
64. Lyons, Harry. Christopher Dresser. The People's Designer, 1834-1904.
Woodbridge; Antique Collector's Club: 2005
Packed with color illustrations, this weighty book provides a detailed history of the designer and his work in silver, metals, ceramics, wallpaper, glass, textiles and graphic design.
Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 320 pages, color and b/w illustrations, dj. Fine.  $59.50
65. Mathieu, Paul. Sex Pots. Eroticism in Ceramics.
New Brunswick; Rutgers University Press: 2003.
A sweeping survey heavily oriented to 20th century work. The sections of erotic pottery from ancient South and Central America and ancient Greece and Rome are no surprise the eye-opening chapter written by Catherine Hess devoted to erotic Renaissance maiolica may startle a few people.
Hardcover. 9"x11", 224 pages, filled with color and b/w illustrations, dj bibliography. Fine.  $50.00
66. Martin, Richard. Cubism and Fashion.
New York; Metropolitan Museum of Art: 1999.
Cubism was the art style, but fashion was the palette for clothing designers of the 1920s and 1930s. This catalog chronicles the fascinating merger of dreams and design, easel and frock, paint and pattern, as avant-garde designers took advantage of the newest painting styles to dress Society women.
Hardcover. 9.5"x12", 160 pages, color and b/w illustrations, dj. Minor wear.  $45.00
67. McDowell, Colin. Hats. Status, Style and Glamour.
New York; Rizzoli: 1992.
From ancient Egypt to Ascot, Versailles to the White House lawn, hats have been emblems of style and status, badges of rank and distinction, brilliant signs advertising their wearers... Colin McDowell makes the definitive statement on hats, exploring and illustrating every aspect of this tremendously diverse subject." Includes chapters on hats of office, hatters, stage & screen hats, hat etiquette and status, work hats, the Heyday of the Hat", and the late 20th century fall and rise of the hat.
Hardcover. 8.5"x12", 224 pages, profusely illustrated in color and b/w, dj. Light wear.  $50.00
68. Moller, George D. Massachusetts Military Shoulder Arms, 1784-1877.
Lincoln; Andrew Mowbray, Inc.: 1988.
Not only a guide to the muskets, but to their makers as well. Covers flintlock muskets, flintlock rifles, flintlock muskets altered to take percussion caps, percussion arms, and cartridge arms. There is also a chapter on some mysterious Massachusetts muskets with big brass butts. Er, butt plates.
Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 123 pages, b/w illustrations. Light cover soil.  $100.00
69. Musser, Marie Purnell. Country Chairs of Central Pennsylvania.
Published by the author: 1990.
An interesting study which examines traditional chairmaking and decorating techniques, tools and styles, as well as discussing 23 19th century chairmakers in Centre, Juniata, Snyder and Union counties.
Softcover. 8.5"x11", 68 pages, color and b/w illustrations. Covers rubbed.  $65.00
70. Myers, Louis Guerineau. Some Notes on American Pewterers.
Printed for Louis Guerineau Myers by the Country Life Press in 1926. Edition limited to 1000 copies.
The second study of American pewter and pewterers, as a whole, after J.B. Kerfoot's monumental and still important 1924 study. Myers notes in his Foreword- These notes represent some mild incursions into the realms of early American pewter, inspired by Mr. Kerfoot's splendid work on the subject, and partly, of course, by the possession of a fairly comprehensive collection of examples by American pewterers. Certainly, as Ames & Ward point out, in the 21st century Myers' slender but elegant book is now principally of historiographical interest", yet that interest certainly remains, as Louis Guerineau Myers was among the pioneering collectors of American decorative arts.
Hardcover. 7"x10.5", xiii + 96 pages, plus 70 b/w plates. Minor cover soil, but overall an exceptionally nice example of this book.  $75.00
71. Newman, Harold. An Illustrated Dictionary of Glass.
Thames & Hudson: 1977.
Including 2,442 definitions of wares, materials, processes, forms, and decorative styles, and entries on principal glass-makers, decorators and designers, from antiquity to the present.
Hardcover. 7"x10", 351 pages, 17 color and 618 b/w illustrations, dj. Light wear, jacket with some soil.  $25.00
72. Nutting, Wallace. A Windsor Handbook.
Old America Company: 1917.
The first publication on American windsors. 2nd state, with pages 88a-d and 192a-d added.
Hardcover. 5"x7", 192 pages, b/w illustrations. Title written in ink on the spine and bottom edge, bookplate removed from rear pastedown, hinges cracked.  $25.00
73. Ormond, Suzanne & Mary E. Irvine. Louisiana's Art Nouveau. The Crafts of the Newcomb Style.
Gretna; Pelican Publishing Company: 1976.
This remains one of the best books on the Newcomb Style in pottery, and textiles. Includes artist biographies and period photographs.
Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 182 pages, b/w and color illustrations, dj. Light wear.  $25.00
74. Paine, Sheila. Embroidered Textiles. Traditional Patterns from Five Continents, with a worldwide guide to identification.
London; Thames & Hudson: 1990.
A splendid guide to identifying and understanding antique and traditional embroidered textiles from the Americas, Europe, Africa, India, Asia and the Middle East.
Softcover. 8"x9.5", 192 pages, color and b/w illustrations. Light wear.  $25.00
75. Payne, John. Framing in the Nineteenth Century. Picture Frames 1837-1935.
Victoria; Images Publishing in association with the National Gallery of Victoria: 2007
A richly illustrated survey of European and English frames. Each is illustrated with its painting and fully described, including a diagram of a cross-section. A beautifully produced, very useful book.
Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 288 pages, packed with color illustrations, dj. New.  $45.00
76. Penney, David W. Art of the American Indian Frontier. The Chandler-Pohrt Collection.
Detroit Institute of Arts & University of Washington Press: 1992.
The catalog to a traveling exhibition featuring items from the important collection assembled by Milford G. Chandler and Richard A. Pohrt, which focused on arts and artifacts of the North American Woodlands, Great Lakes, Plains and Prairies natives.
Softcover. 9"x11", 368 pages, color and b/w illustrations. Some cover wear.  $40.00
77. Peterson, Donald J. Folk Art Fish Decoys.
Schiffer Publishing: 1996.
With over 500 color photographs, this thorough text introduces the reader to the wide variety of decoys currently available, decoys made earlier in the century as well as examples of contemporary design. Information is also provided on spear makers and the varying designs of their spears, jigging sticks, and decoy boxes. This is a truly valuable reference work."
Hardcover. 9"x11.5", 217 pages, color illustrations, dj. New.  $59.95
78. Pre-Qin Civilization in the Jianghan Region.
Hubei Provincial Museum, Jingzhou Museum, Yichang Museum, & University of Hong Kong Art Museum: 1999.
The catalog to an important exhibition of early Chinese arts, with special emphasis on bronze artifacts of the Shang and Zhou dynasties. English/Chinese text.
Hardcover. 8.5"x11.5", 192 pages, color and b/w illustrations, dj.  $75.00
79. The Quilt Digest.
San Francisco; Kiracofe and Kile: 1983.
The very first Quilt Digest. This yearly includes articles on the quilt on America's western frontier, a look inside Amish homes, how a modern quilt artist makes a living, a Jewish immigrant quilt, a collection of Amish quilts, the Quilt Showcase, and how to collect data on antique quilts.
Softcover. 11"x8.5", 71 pages, color and b/w illustrations. Fine.  $25.00
80. Rantoul, Robert S. & William O. Chapman. Old-Time Ships of Salem.
Salem; Essex Institute: 1922. 2nd edition.
Twenty period watercolors of late 18th and early 19th century Salem-based merchant vessels are featured, along with their histories.
Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 86 pages, 20 color plates, 23 b/w illustrations. Light wear.  $50.00
81. Reinhardt, Ad. Calligraphic Ceramics from Eastern Iran.
University of Iowa Art Museum: 1974.
A catalog to an exhibition of Ulfert Wilkie's collection of 38 examples of Iranian calligraphic-decorated pottery of the 9th, 10th and early 11th centuries. Very uncommon.
Softcover. 6"x11", 32 pages, b/w illustrations. Owner's name scratched off the cover.  $75.00
82. Robertson, Elizabeth Wells. American Quilts.
New York; The Studio Publications: 1948.
An early study of American quilts, and quite a useful text for the wealth of background material it contains. In addition to illustrating and discussing a wide variety of antique quilts, there is much on the materials that were used to make them and its manufacture, design sources, and the dyed and printed fabrics that were also used.
Hardcover. 7.5"x10", 152 pages, b/w illustrations, worn dust jacket.  $45.00
83. Ross, Marvin C. The Art of Karl Faberge and His Contemporaries, Russian Imperial Portraits and Mementoes, Imperial Decorations and Watches -The Collections of Marjorie Merriweather Post.
Norman; University of Oklahoma Press: 1965.
The collections of Marjorie Merriweather Post are among the most important ever assembled. This book deals mainly with Karl Faberge and his contemporary goldsmiths and silversmiths. An important catalog for the Faberge lover.
Hardcover. 6.5"x9.5", 238 pages, color and b/w illustrations, dj. Light soil, jacket rubbed.  $85.00
84. Scott, Peter. Observations of Wildlife.
Ithaca; Cornell University Press: 1980.
One of England's leading wildlife artists surveys his work in paintings, drawings and words. The son of famed and tragedy-prone Antarctic explorer Robert Falcon Scott, Peter Scott held his first art exhibition in 1933. Scott's main interest is waterfowl, but he gets a few whales and the Loch Ness Monster in as well.
Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 112 pages, color and b/w illustrations, dj. Minor wear.  $25.00
85. Seeler, Katherine & Edgar. Nantucket Lightship Baskets.
Nantucket; The Deermouse Press: 1972.
A standard study of these popular baskets. Well illustrated, with large b/w plates.
Hardcover. 8"x10", 124 pages, 2 color and 52 b/w plates. Light cover soil.  $35.00
86. Sellers, Frank M. American Gunsmiths. A Source Book.
Highland Park; The Gun Room Press: 1983.
The first, hardcover edition of this classic listing of thousands and thousands (and thousands) of American gunsmiths. If you're looking for nice pictures, there are none here, and no cute anecdotes about the gunsmiths. But if you want to original hardcover edition and thousands of names, places and dates, you're in the right place.
Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 349 pages. Light cover soil.  $150.00
87. Sikota, Gyozo. Herend. The Art of Hungarian Porcelain.
New York; Puski-Corvin & Budapest Corvina: 1985.
A lavishly illustrated survey of the history and porcelain of this leading Hungarian porcelain manufacturer, published to commemorate its' 150th anniversary. Includes 3 pages of factory marks.
Hardcover. 8.5"x10.5", 187 pages, 76 color plates and 27 b/w illustrations, dj. Jacket with closed rip, otherwise fine and clean.  $40.00
88. Sitka, as the Raven Sees It, Vol. V.
Sitka;, no date.
Alaska and Northwest Indian-related poetry and art by students at the Blatchley Junior High School in Sitka, Alaska, the fifth volume in a continuing series.
Softcover. 7"x8.5", 59 pages, b/w illustrations, tipped-in woodblock print, tipped-in collagraph print. Light soil.  $40.00
89. Smith, Yvonne Brault. John Haley Bellamy. Carver of Eagles.
Portsmouth Marine Society: 1982.
John Haley Bellamy was one of America's best-known woodcarvers, and the phrase Bellamy eagle" will always cause folk art enthusiasts' hearts to beat faster. This well-illustrated book remains the definitive study of his work.
Softcover. 7"x10", 103 pages, b/w illustrations. New.  $20.00
90. Sniffen, Harold S. Antonio Jacobsen, The Checklist. Paintings and Sketches by Antonio N.G. Jacobsen, 1850-1921.
New York; Sanford & Patricia Smith Galleries/ Newport News; The Mariners' Museum: 1984 .
An exhaustive checklist of all Jacobsen's known works, all 4000 of them, noting the ship, date, medium, size, signature, address, present owner, and notes.
Hardcover. 12"x9", 350 pages, 35 b/w plates, dj. Light wear.  $175.00
91. Taggart, Ross E. The Frank P. and Harriet C. Burnap Collection of English Pottery in the William Rockhill Nelson Gallery of Art.
Kansas City; Nelson-Atkins Gallery of Art: 1953.
A strong and varied collection, providing a survey of the development of English pottery in the 18th and early 19th centuries.
Softcover. 8.5"x11", 128 pages, numerous b/w and several color illustrations, card covers, dj. Jacket rather worn and soiled, with several chips. Very light internal soil and light wear.  $25.00
92. Taggart, Ross E. The Frank P. and Harriet C. Burnap Collection of English Pottery in the William Rockhill Nelson Gallery of Art.
Kansas City; Nelson-Atkins Gallery of Art: 1976. Revised and enlarged edition.
Softcover. 8.5"x11", 219 pages, numerous b/w and several color illustrations, card covers, dj. Light wear.  $40.00
93. Thrasher, William. Kindred Spirits. The Eloquence of Function in American Shaker and Japanese Arts of Daily Life.
Mingei International Museum of World Folk Art: 1995.
A brilliantly-conceived exhibition juxtaposing handicrafts from different sides of the world and finding so much in common between them. Many of the Shaker objects were loaned by Hancock Shaker Village. In addition to the catalog entries, the text features a Prologue by June Sprigg and Forward by Martha W. Longnecker.
Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 168 pages, color illustrations, dj. Jacket with light soil.  $75.00
94. Touching Gold and Silver. 500 Years of Hallmarks.
London; Goldsmiths' Hall: 1978.
An important loan exhibition highlighting the history and law of hallmarking in England. The catalog begins with essays on the history of assaying, hallmarking and the Goldsmiths' Company, and a history of the assay offices in England. Great fun for the entire family.
Softcover. 7"x9.5", 131 pages, b/w illustrations. Light wear.  $35.00
95. Toulouse, Betty. Pueblo Pottery of the New Mexico Indians.
Sante Fe; Museum of New Mexico Press: 1987. 4th printing.
Written by the Curator of Collection at the Museum of New Mexico, this well-illustrated guide explores the styles and development of Pueblo pottery over the late 19th and 20th centuries.
Softcover. 8.5"x7", 87 pages, b/w and color illustrations. Minor wear.  $25.00
96. Traquair, Ramsay. The Old Silver of Quebec.
Toronto; The Macmillan Company of Canada Limited: 1940.
Traquair delves into the subjects of Quebec silver not only under the French rule, but also under English rule in the late 18th century. He discusses Indian Trade silver, silversmiths, marks, spoons & forks, and also pewter. There are notes on items in some important collections in Quebec and Montreal, and a short bibliography.
Hardcover. 6.5"x10", 169 pages, 16 b/w plates. Ex-library w/markings.  $40.00
97. Umbraco, Kitty & Russell. Iridescent Stretch Glass.
Berkeley; Al Cembura: 1972.
The text includes a history of iridescent stretch glass and notes on the companies that made it.
Softcover. 6"x9", 62 pages, b/w illustrations and 22 color plates with facing descriptions spiral bound a fine copy signed by the authors.  $25.00
98. Vincent, Keith. Nailsea Glass.
Newton Abbot; David & Charles: 1975.
A well illustrated study of the distinctive Nailsea flasks, rolling pins, walking sticks, decanters, pitchers, bottles, pipes, bowls, ear trumpets, cucumber trainers (cucumber trainers??) and other whimsies" which its glassblowers made at the end of the day using left over window and bottle glass. Somewhat like Sandwich Glass" in America, Nailsea Glass" also came to connote a style of glass, and the author attempts to disentangle all this confusion and define and identify what Nailsea glass is, and what was made at the Bristol works.
Hardcover. 7.5"x9.5", 112 pages, 118 b/w illustrations, dj.  $75.00
99. Wakefield, Hugh. Victorian Pottery.
New York; Universe Books: 1970.
A book for collectors illustrating and describing the varied and various wares produced in England in the Victorian era, including material on the major figures, stylistic trends, etc.
Hardcover. 6.5"x9.5", 208 pages, 99 b/w plates and 20 line illustrations, dj.  $25.00
100. Wardwell, Allen. Tangible Visions. Northwest Coast Indian Shamanism and its Art.
The Monacelli Press: 1996.
Northwest Coast Indian art is famous for its spectacular totem poles and painted house fronts. Less well known is the art made for use by shamans of the Tlingit, Tsimshian, and Haida tribes. This volume presents the first comprehensive illustrated study of the various kinds of painted and carved objects that were carried and worn by shamans as they went about their duties.
Hardcover. 10"x11", 336 pages, color and b/w illus., dj.  $65.00
101. Watson, William. Ancient Chinese Bronzes.
London; Faber & Faber:1962.
An account of bronzes in China from the 15th century BC to the 3rd century AD. Not the stuff of your average garage sale, but the beauty and workmanship evident in these pieces is stunning. Anyone who appreciates good metalwork should buy a copy of this book, simply for the pleasure of looking at these wonderful objects.
Hardcover. 6.5"x10", 117 pages of text plus 3 color and 104 b&w plates, dj. Light wear.  $40.00
102. Webb, Michael. The Magic of Neon.
Layton; Gibbs M. Smith: 1986. 2nd edition.
A shining tribute that positively glows with affection for the quirky, tacky and wonderful commercial neon signs of the 1950s, 60s and 70s. Neon cowgirls, airliners and flamingoes abound, and there is some newer art" neon as well. Neon here, neon there, neon, neon, everywhere!
Softcover. 11"x8", 88 pages, color illustrations. Light wear.  $25.00
103. Webber, Ronald. The Village Blacksmith.
South Brunswick; Great Albion Books: 1972.
A rollicking, fun-filled exploration of the world of the blacksmith in earlier times, and as it still exists today. Includes ironworking, Royal Blacksmith Companies, the craft, tools & trade, Strange and Strong Smiths", Tales from the Smithy", and more.
Hardcover. 6"x9", 160 pgs, b/w illus., dj.  $25.00
104. Wessel, Klaus. Die Byzantinische Emailkunst vom 5. Bis 13. Jahrhundert.
Verlag Aurel Bongers Recklinghausen: 1967.
A scholarly study of Byzantine enamels of the 5th through 13th centuries in Europe, with extensive and very scholarly and knowledgeable pencil notes on many, many pages, with additional information on the history of enamels in Europe and the pieces discussed.
Hardcover. 9"x11", 213 pages, color and b/w illustrations. Light wear.  $75.00
105. Wheeler, Monroe (ed.). Textiles and Ornaments of India. A Selection of Designs.
New York; Museum of Modern Art: 1956.
The catalog to an exhibition staged at the MoMA in 1955. A splendid loan exhibition of 17th-20th century textiles, as well as related jewelry and objects.
Hardcover. 9"x10", 95 pages, many b/w and several color illustrations, dj. Light soil, jacket a bit worn.  $25.00
106. White, Nelson C. Abbott H. Thayer. Painter and Naturalist.
Hartford; published by the author: 1951.
As definitive a biography of the complicated and elusive artist as we are likely to get- White worked with Thayer's family and other artists who knew him to produce this privately-printed biography and appreciation. Abbott H. Thayer [1849-1921] was an artist, art teacher, and lifelong amateur naturalist, who spent most of his life in the rolling hills and valleys of southern New Hampshire.
Hardcover. 8"x11", 277 pages, several color and many b/w plates.  $375.00
107. Wilson, Gillian, et al. European Clocks in the J. Paul Getty Museum.
Los Angeles; J. Paul Getty Museum: 1996.
A beautiful and scholarly catalog of 16 magnificent French clocks of the Baroque, Rococo and Neoclassic periods. Each clock is fully described and illustrated in great detail, with photos of the works also included. There are also extensive biographies of the clockmakers themselves. An important catalog.
Hardcover. 9.5"x12.5", 211 pages, color and b/w illustrations, dj. Minor wear.  $150.00
108. Wilson, Gillian. Mounted Oriental Porcelain in the J. Paul Getty Museum.
Los Angeles; J. Paul Getty Museum: 1999. Revised edition.
In 18th century France the European taste for antique oriental porcelains with fancy gilt mounts reached it apex, or nadir, depending on how you look at the practice of turning vases into ewers, and sawing perfectly good bowls into pieces and sticking gilt dragon's feet onto them. The J. Paul Getty Museum holds some exceptional examples of these objects, 22 of which are illustrated and described here in great detail with a wealth of photographs of each piece, including many detail photos.
Hardcover. 9.5"x12.5", 116 pages, color and b/w illustrations, dj. $75.00
109. Wise, Richard W. Secrets of the Gem Trade. The Connoisseur's Guide to Precious Gemstones.
Lenox; Brunswick House Press: 2003.
An acclaimed guide to what you really need to know about gemstones -the stuff the trade likes to keep to itself. A goldsmith and longtime writer on gems and their collecting for several national gem journals, Wise has traveled around the world, gathering information from miners, traders and dealers. If you are going to have one book on gemstones, this should be it. The desirable hardcover edition, now out of print.
Hardcover. 8.5"x12", 274 pages, color and b/w illustrations, dj. Signed.  $100.00
110. Young, Namuni Hale. Art & Furniture of East Tennessee.
East Tennessee Historical Society: 1997.
An important catalog to a loan exhibition of 19th century furniture and paintings from the eastern areas of Tennessee.
Softcover. 8.5"x11", 113 pages, many b/w and several color illustrations. Minor wear.  $125.00
111. Zogry, Kenneth Joel. The Best the Country Affords. Vermont Furniture 1765-1850. Bennington Museum: 1995. Edited by Philip Zea, with a Foreword by Wendell Garrett. A beautifully produced loan-exhibition catalog, featuring large, nicely lit photographs, and many illustrations of original labels, advertisements, etc. Softcover. 8.5"x12", 172 pages, many b/w and some color illustrations. New.  $40.00