Catalog # 312

Recent Acquisitions
& other interesting books on
Antiques & the Arts

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~ Spring, 2008 ~


 

1. Adair, William. The Frame in America, 1700-1900. A Survey of Fabrication, Techniques and Styles. Washington; American Institute of Architects Foundation: 1983. The catalog to a fascinating exhibition of period American frames, which drew on a number of private collections. Uncommon. Softcover. 8.5"x11", 50 pages, b/w illustrations. Light soil, small black label on spine. [32175] $125.00

 

2. Adamson, Jeremy. American Wicker. Woven Furniture from 1850 to 1930. New York; Rizzoli: 1993. A great survey of unusual wicker, illustrated with both new color photos and period illustrations. Published in conjunction with an exhibition at the Renwick Gallery. Softcover. 8.5"x11", 175 pages, color and b/w illustrations. A very nice copy. [31990] $25.00

 

3. Albert, Gary J. (ed.). Southern Perspective. A Sampling from the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts. Winston-Salem; MESDA: 2005. A wonderful survey of 40 objects- furniture, ceramics, silver, paintings, from the MESDA collection. Out of print as hardcover. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 85 pages, color illustrations, dj. Fine. [32148] $25.00

 

4. Amico, Leonard N. Bernard Palissy. In Search of Earthly Paradise. New York; Flammarion: 1996. "Bernard Palissy, the most innovative and original ceramist of the French Renaissance, is an artist whose true significance has just recently been brought to light by new scholarship. He was a fine draftsman who approached his botanical and animal subjects with scientific precision, but was capable of burning all his furniture in his passion to heat his kiln to previously unattained temperatures. In this beautifully designed monograph, Leonard Amico explores Bernard Palissy’s life, from his provincial beginnings to his death in the Bastille". Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 255 pages, loaded with color and b/w illustrations, dj. Fine. [32180] $40.00

 

5. Andere, Mary. Old Needlework Boxes and Tools. Their Story and How to Collect Them. New York; Drake Publishers: 1971. A complete collecting guide to boxes, pins, needles, needle cases, pincushions, thimbles, scissors, hooks, and many other needlework tools. Hardcover. 6"x9", 184 pages, 1 color and 16 b/w plates, line illustrations in the text, dj. Light wear, a little soil. [32220] $75.00

 

6. [Andrews] Shaker. A Uniquely American Aesthetic. Notable Examples from the Collection of the Late Edward Deming Andrews and Faith Andrews. New York; David A. Schorsch, Inc.: 1990. An elegantly-photographed catalog which features 9 Shaker pieces, almost all furniture, from the collection of the pioneers of Shaker scholarship. Softcover. 8.5"x11", 24 pages, color and b/w illustrations. Light wear. [32170] $40.00

 

7. [Andrus] Selections from the Collection of Vincent Dyckman Andrus. Former Curator of the American Wing. New York; Bernard & Dean Levy, Inc.: 2004. The nicely-photographed catalog of one of the finest small collections of American furniture & accessories to come on the market in years. Softcover. 8.5"x11", 32 pages, color illustrations. Sticker remnant on back cover, else fine. [32118] $15.00

 

8. Arneil, Barbara. John Locke and America. The Defence of English Colonization. Oxford; Clarendon Press: 1996. "This book considers the context of the colonial policies of Britain, Locke’s contributions to them, and the importance of these ideas to his theory of property. It also reconsiders the debate about John Locke’s influence in America, challenging a number of other interpretations". Hardcover, 5.5"x8.5", 230 pages, dj. A near fine copy. [32102] $75.00

 

9. Atterbury, Paul (ed.). English Pottery and Porcelain. An Historical Survey. New York; Universe Books: 1978. An anthology of articles which appeared in the Magazine Antiques between the 1920s and the 1970s by authors including Rackham, Hume, Boney, Hughes, Godden, Savage, Litchfield, Winchester, Larsen, John, and many more! Softcover. 8.5"x11", 282 pages, b/w illustrations; covers a bit worn, tips thumbed, light soil. [32089] $25.00

 

10. [Ayer] Rare American Lithographs by N. Currier and Currier & Ives. The Collection of Fred Wellington Ayer, Bangor, Maine. New York; American Art Association, Anderson Galleries: May 7-9, 1930, Sale 3848. The auction of a very fine collection. Softcover. 7"x10.5", 78 pages, 434 lots, b/w illustrations. Light soil, a little wear, small water stain at the bottom of the last 20 pages. [31965] $40.00

 

11. Ayres, James. British Folk Art. London; Barrie & Jenkins: 1977. A very wide-ranging survey of pictorial arts, textiles, carving, metalware, nautical arts, collage, and more. Hardcover. 9.5"x10", 144 pages, color and b/w illustrations, dj. Jacket with chunk missing from front, book very good. [31993] $25.00

 

12. Banks, Amanda Carson. Birth Chairs, Midwives and Medicine. University of Mississippi Press: 1999. An amazing study of birthing chairs and other birthing-related furniture from the 1600s to the present. Softcover. 6"x9", 154 pages, b/w illustrations. Fine. [32010] $20.00

 

13. Barnes, Frank T. Hooks, Rings & Other Things. An Illustrated Index of New England Iron, 1660-1860. Hanover, The Christopher Publishing House: 1988. An intriguing and engaging survey of over 1,200 examples of antique ironware from the author’s collection, each illustrated in a line drawing by Barnes himself. The discussion of each item often provides interesting or useful information or insights. The book is organized buy "use", including architecture, farms, animals, firefighting, hardware, hearth, industry, lighting, water-related, trade, transportation, and wells. Quite uncommon. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 237 pages, line illustrations, dj. Jacket with light soil, else very nice. [32084] $175.00

 

14. Barnes, Jairus B. & Moselle Taylor Meals. American Furniture in the Western Reserve 1680-1830. Cleveland; Western Reserve Historical Society: 1972. The catalog to a loan exhibition of American Colonial and Federal furniture from New England, New York, Pennsylvania and Baltimore, lent from private Cleveland-area collections. 135 of the 160 items are illustrated and described. Semowich 1073. Softcover. 8"x9", 133 pages, b/w illustrations. Some cover soil. [32132] $75.00

 

15. Barons, Richard & DeVere A. Card. The American Hearth. Colonial and Post-Colonial Cooking Tools. Broome County Historical Society: 1977. 2nd prtg, limited to 1000 copies after an initial printing of 500. A very interesting catalog, illustrating and describing 160 superb examples of 18th and early 19th century metal tools for cooking. About half the tools were from Card’s own collection, the other half loaned by other institutional and private owners. Uncommon. Softcover. 8.5"x11", 94 pages, b/w illustrations. Covers a bit worn, corner crease. Light wear. [32082] $125.00

 

16. Barratt, Carrie Rebora. Faces of a New Nation. American Portraits of the 18th and Early 19th Centuries. [comprising the] Art Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Summer, 2003. A review of the grand sweep of 18th and 19th Century American portrait painting, written by the Museum’s Curator of American Art. Softcover. 8.5"x11", 56 pages, color illustrations. Light wear, corner bump. [32000] $20.00

 

17. Baur, Veronika. Metal Candlesticks. History. Styles. Techniques. Atglen, Schiffer Publishing: 1996. A translation of a German book which surveys the width and breadth of candlesticks of all types, in a variety of metals, from ancient times to the 20th century. Hardcover. 9.5"x12", 184 pages, 388 b/w illustrations, dj. A fine copy. [32071] $45.00

 

18. Becker, Vivienne. Antique and Twentieth Century Jewellery. A Guide for Collectors. London; NAG Press: 1997. 2nd ed. A perennial favorite, this superb survey covers a wide variety of styles and materials, including Victorian Revival, Art Nouveau and design-house jewelry, Arts & Crafts, Liberty, Edwardian and Deco, and Cocktail jewelry of the 1940s. Hardcover. 7"x9.5", 319 pages, color and b/w illustrations, dj. Fine. [90260] $69.50

 

19. [Benkard] Furniture by Duncan Phyfe & other Early American Craftsmen...from the collection of Mrs. H.H. Benkard, New York City. New York; Anderson Galleries: April 20th, 1929. Sale 238. A fine early collection; the pieces by Phyfe include a console table, small buffet/writing table, an architect's table, a cylinder front secretary, etc. Softcover. 7.5"x10", 40 pages, 117 lots, b/w illustrations. Light soil, a little wear. [31898] $65.00

 

20. Berger, Diane. The Dining Room. New York; Abbeville Press: 1993. A lovely survey of dining rooms from across the world, including rooms which feature imposing architecture, collectors dining rooms, romantic rooms, country dining rooms, kitchen-style dining, and dining alfresco. Hardcover. 10"x7.5", 147 pgs, color illustrations, dj. Fine. [32161] $25.00

 

21. [Berwind] Furniture & Works of Art in ‘The Elms’, Newport Residence of the Late Miss Julia A. Berwind. New York; Parke-Bernet Galleries: June 27-28th, 1962. Sale 2122. The extraordinary contents of this noted Newport mansion, including much 15th-18th century French, Italian and other European arts. "The Elms" was built for Edward Berwind, a Pennsylvania coal magnate, as a reproduction of a French chateaux. After his sister Julia’s death it was purchased by the Preservation Society of Newport and opened to the public. Softcover. 7.5"x10.5", 151 pages, 684 lots, b/w illustrations. A nice copy. [31960] $25.00

 

22. Bevan, G. Phillips. British Manufacturing Industries. Pottery - Glass and Silicates - Furniture and Woodwork. London; Edward Stanford: 1877. 2nd ed. This informative little volume includes a section on pottery by L. Arnoux, Art Director & Superintendent at Mintons, glass & silicates by Professor Barff, and Furniture & woodwork by J.H. Pollen, the furniture specialist at the South Kensington Museum. Hardcover. 4.5"x6.5", vi + 216 pages, plus 16 pages of publisher’s advertisements. Several line illustrations. Covers a bit rubbed, some minor soil. [32195] $65.00

 

23. [Bierstadt] Hendricks, Gordon. A. Bierstadt. Fort Worth; Amon Carter Museum: 1972. The catalog to one of the earliest comprehensive exhibitions of Bierstadt’s work, with paintings loan from private and public collections. Softcover. 8.5"x8.5", 48 pages, b/w and several color illustrations. Light wear, a little soil. [31996] $30.00

 

24. Bivins, John & Forsyth Alexander. The Regional Arts of the Early South. A Sampling from the Collections of the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts. Winston-Salem; MESDA: 1991. Mostly furniture, with silver, ceramics and paintings as well. Softcover. 8.5"x11", 170 pages, b/w and color illustrations. A nice copy. [32137] $20.00

 

25. Black, Jeremy. Eighteenth Century Europe, 1700-1789. New York; St. Martin’s Press: 1990. "Jeremy Black has drawn on an astonishing variety of sources, many of them unpublished, to produce a many-sided study of the eighteenth century.". From the ‘History of Europe’ series. Hardcover. 5.5"x8.5", 458 pages, maps, dj. Fine, inscribed. [32103] $45.00

 

26. Blackburn, Roderic H. & Ruth Piwonka. Remembrance of Patria. Dutch Arts and Culture in Colonial America 1609-1776. Albany Institute of History and Art: 1988. England took control of New Netherland in 1640, but many aspects of Dutch culture persisted in New York until the Revolution. This exhibition examines silver, furniture, textiles, portraits, drawings, ceramics and other objects. Hardcover. 9"x11.5", 318 pages, color and b/w illustrations, dj. Light wear, tips bumped. Signed. [32158] $250.00

 

27. Blacker, J.F. The A B C of Nineteenth-Century English Ceramic Art. London; Stanley Paul & Co.: 1911. A pleasant if densely-packed meander through the latter decades of the 19th century, the post-1851 years when British ceramics firms, both large and small, took full hold of the new Victorian Revivalist styles and shook and worried them ‘till they cried for mercy. Hardcover. 6"x9", 534 pages, color frontispiece and 93 b/w plates. Publisher’s pictorial covers. Cover with light soil, hinges a bit loose, light foxing. [32165] $35.00

 

28. [Bowman] Early American Pewter, The Notable Collection Formed by Albert C. Bowman, Springfield, Vermont, Property of Mrs. Alfred C. Bowman, together with Early American Furniture & Decorations. New York; American Art Association: February 11-12th, 1938. Sale 4373. Perhaps the first sale of a complete collection of American pewter at auction. The catalog entries are correlated with Kerfoot’s illustrations. Also includes some nice Colonial and Federal furniture. Softcover. 6"x9", 85 pages, 409 lots, b/w illustrations, priced. Light wear, a little soil, gallery stamp on cover. [31900] $35.00

 

29. Brawer, Nicholas A. British Campaign Furniture. Elegance under Canvas, 1740-1914. New York; Harry N. Abrams: 2001. A beautifully-illustrated study of that most British of innovations- campaign furniture. Although furniture that can be folded up and transported has been used by armies since Alexander, the British perfected the form as their global empire expanded in the 18th and 19th centuries, and English furniture manufacturers rose to the task. This is the first full-length study of the subject, and is superbly done. Hardcover. 9"x11", 231 pages, color and b/w illustrations, dj. A fine copy. [32013] $400.00

 

30. [Brewster] Lane, Harlan. A Deaf Artist in Early America. The Worlds of John Brewster, Jr. Boston; Beacon Press: 2004. The first comprehensive biography of this well-known and talented early 19th-century itinerant folk painter. Hardcover. 6"x9", 190 pages, color illustrations, dj. A fine copy. [32223] $30.00

 

31. Buckley, Chris. Tibetan Furniture. Warren; Floating World Editions: 2005. The only comprehensive study of antique Tibetan furniture, its makers, motifs & designs, forms and uses. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 227 pages, color illustrations, dj. Fine. [90263] $60.00

 

32. Burks, Jean M. Birmingham Brass Candlesticks. Charlottesville; University Press of Virginia: 1986. "An outstanding addition to the published material on English brass, this book goes beyond stylistic chronologies to investigate the brass founders who worked in Birmingham and the patented devices they incorporated into their products. It includes short biographies of Birmingham brass founders and American instrument makers" (Ames & Ward). Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 128 pages, 121 b/w plates, dj. Slight corner bump, else a near fine copy. [32111] $150.00

 

33. Burks, Jean M. Documented Furniture. An Introduction to the Collections. Canterbury, Shaker Village, Inc.: 1989. A nice short catalog of 16 fine examples of Shaker furniture from the Village’s extensive collection. Each piece is well photographed and fully described. Softcover. 23 pages, b/w illustrations. A fine copy. [32032] $40.00

 

34. Calloway, Stephen & Elizabeth Cromley. The Elements of Style. A Practical Encyclopedia of Interior Architectural Details from 1485 to the Present. New York, Simon & Schuster: 1991. A frighteningly useful guide to nuts & bolts interior design elements for all the major styles of the last 500 years. Hardcover. 9"x11", 544 pages, b/w and color illustrations, dj. A fine copy. [32060] $50.00

 

35. Caplan, H.H. The Classified Directory of Artists’ Signatures, Symbols & Monograms. London; George Prior: 1982. The definitive modern reference to more than 8,500 artist’s signatures and monograms. Hardcover. 8.5"x12", 873 pages. In fine, tight, unworn condition. [31861] $400.00

 

36. Card, Devere A. The Use of Burl in America. Utica; Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute: 1971. The catalog to an exhibition of pieces from the collection of the pioneering collector of, and dealer in, American burl treen, Devere A. Card. It includes a short discussion of American burl treen, followed by small-group photographs of more than 110 items of American burl treen with Card’s informative notes. A slim catalog, but power-packed and difficult to find. Softcover. 7"x10", 30 pages, 35 b/w illustrations. A very nice copy. [32156] $100.00

 

37. [Carey, Mathew] Addresses of the Philadelphia Society for the Promotion of National Industry. Philadelphia; James Maxwell: 1820. 5th ed. A series of essays championing the development of American industry and urging protective tariffs, almost all of which were written by the indefatigable and often acerbic Mathew Carey, Irish immigrant and prolific Philadelphia publisher. Hardcover. 4.5"x7.5", xii + 299 pages. Printer’s blue pasteboard covers with paper cover label. Covers rather worn and soiled, both hinges hanging on by their cords. Text a little browned. [32124] $100.00

 

38. Carlisle, Lilian Baker. Hat Boxes and Bandboxes at Shelburne Museum. Shelburne Museum: 1960. An early and mid-19th century utilitarian folk art form, these fascinating objects often also ended up preserving period wallpapers, newspapers and other decorative papers. The Shelburne Museum collection is mind-bogglingly extensive. Softcover. 6"x9", 196+ pages, b/w illustrations; light wear, but a very nice copy. [32218] $50.00

 

39. Caspall, John. Fire & Light in the Home, pre-1820. Woodbridge; Antique Collectors’ Club: 2000. 4th prtg. This well illustrated study begins with fire-making tools in use from ancient times to the end of the 18th century, and then surveys various types of candlesticks and candle-holders, rushlights, candle-firs, animal and vegetable-fueled lamps, candle lanterns and lantern candlesticks, wall sconces, and other devices. A final chapter touches on what Caspall terms "The American Situation". Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 278 pages, 601 b/w illustrations, dj; bibliography. A very nice copy. [32072] $125.00

 

40. Cennini, Cennino & Merrifield, [Mary Philadelphia]. A Treatise on Painting, written by Cennino Cennini in the Year 1437; and first published in Italian in 1821, with an introduction and notes, by Signor Tambroni: containing practical directions for painting in Fresco, Secco, Oil, and Distemper, with the art of Gilding and Illuminating Manuscripts adopted by the Old Italian Masters. Translated by Mrs. Merrifield. London; Edward Lumley: 1844. Cennini’s "Trattato" is a remarkable and comprehensive technical manual to methods employed by 14th and 15th century Italian artists for tempera painting, early oil painting and gilding. This was the first English translation and was very popular and influential with artists and art enthusiasts of the period, although it had a number of deficiencies stemming from Mrs. Merrifield’s lack of knowledge of tempera painting and also because the manuscript she was using lacked sixteen chapters. A year after publishing this translation she would publish a very important work on fresco technique. As important as Mrs. Merrifield’s several books on art history were from a practical standpoint for the 19th century artist, among whom she was especially influential with the Pre-Raphaelites, "the main importance of her work lies in her development of the historical study of documents" (Ernstrom, Grove Dictionary of Art). The two chromolithographed title pages are also worthy of note, both executed in a style reminiscent of illuminated manuscripts. An important and noted Victorian art study. Hardcover. 6.75"x10.5", xii + lxviii + 177 pages, plus 2 chromolithographed title pages and 9 lithographed outline plates. Publisher’s blue cloth with elaborate gilt decorations. Skillfully rebacked, with new endpapers. Covers a bit rubbed, with a little soil and wear. Contents with light wear & soil and a few spots. [32049] $375.00

 

41. Chaffers, William. Marks and Monograms on European and Oriental Pottery and Porcelain. London; William Reeves: 1965. 15th revised ed. The still-standard reference to the history of pottery and porcelain marks. William Chaffers is one of the most respected authorities on ceramics of all time. This book was first published in the late 19th century. 2 vols. Hardcover. 6.5x10", 636 + 443 pages, pages, 2 color plates and b/w illustrations, dj. Jackets somewhat rubbed and worn, each with a small black label. [32208] $40.00

 

42. Chambers, Tim. The Art of the Game. A Collection of Vintage Game Boards from the collection of Selby Shaver. Shaver and Chambers: 2001. A sumptuous, game board-sized book, colorfully packed with stunning photographs of 19th and early 20th century painted game boards of a wide variety of descriptions. Hardcover. 12"x12", 215 pages, color illustrations, dj. Near fine. [32179] $200.00

 

43. Clark, John. Elements of Drawing and Painting in Water Colours; being supplement to the elements of drawing and perspective published in Chamber’s educational course. London; Wm. S. Orr and Co.: 1841. New edition. Originally published in 1832. Hardcover. 5"x7", xii + 212 pages, with 24 lithographed plates, of which 11 are delicately hand-colored. Publisher’s brown cloth with gilt title an artist’s pallet on the cover. Covers a bit worn, front hinge cracked and wobbly, a little scattered internal soil. [32197] $125.00

 

44. Clifford, Helen. Silver in London. The Parker and Wakelin Partnership, 1760-1776. Bard Graduate Center/Yale University Press: 2004. "The firm of Parker and Wakelin was the foremost silversmith in London for much of the 18th century, supplying royalty, aristocracy, and gentry with both domestic and ceremonial plate. Heavily illustrated with 120 black and white figures and 60 color plates, this book draws on the firm's records to provide a remarkably complete account of patrons and their purchases." Hardcover. 9"x11", 245 pages, color and b/w illustrations, dj. Fine. [95090] $35.00

 

45. Colglazier, Gail Nessell. Springfield Furniture, 1700-1850. A Large and Rich Assortment. Springfield; Connecticut Valley Historical Museum: 1990. the catalog to a loan exhibition of 32 pieces from private and public collections. The catalog includes a checklist of identified Springfield cabinetmakers of the period. Uncommon. Softcover. 9"x8.5", 56 pages, b/w and color illustrations. Covers a bit soiled. [32139] $100.00

 

46. Collard, Elizabeth. The Potter's View of Canada. Canadian Scenes on Nineteenth-Century Earthenware. Kingston, McGill-Queen's University Press: 1983. The first book to be devoted exclusively to potters' view of Canada. Hardcover. 7"x10", 194 pages, 148 b/w illustrations, dj. A fine copy. [32027] $35.00

 

47. Comstock, Helen. The Looking Glass in America, 1700-1825. New York; The Viking Press: 1968. A very popular study of William & Mary, Queen Anne, Chippendale, Hepplewhite, Adam and Sheraton-style mirrors in America. A book which reflects well on the author’s diligence, without mirroring too closely the work of others. Hardcover. 9.5"x6.5", 128 pages, tipped-in color frontispiece and numerous b/w illustrations. Light wear, a little soil, cover a bit rubbed. [32097] $30.00

 

48. Cooke, Lawrence S. (ed.). Lighting in America. From Colonial Rushlights to Victorian Chandeliers. Pittstown; Main Street Press/Universe Books: 1975. An anthology of articles from the pages of The Magazine Antiques. Includes a wide variety of metal, glass and other lighting devices. Authors include Leroy Thwing, C. Malcolm Watkins, Rhea Mansfield Knittle, Lura Woodside Watkins, Arthur H. Hayward, Charles Oman, and many more. Softcover. 8.5"x11", 159 pages, profusely illustrated in b/w. Some cover wear, tips thumbed, a little soil, small black label at the top of the spine. [32077] $50.00

 

49. Copeland, Robert. Spode’s Willow Pattern & other designs after the Chinese. London; Studio Vista: 1990. "The author draws on unpublished sources, particularly from the archives of the Spode Company". Softcover. 7.5"x10", 182 pages, several color plates and many b/w illustrations. A nice copy. [32090] $20.00

 

50. Cornelius, Charles O. John Townsend, an Eighteenth-Century Cabinetmaker. [contained in] Metropolitan Museum Studies, Vol. 1, Part One. MMA: 1928. The very first metropolitan Museum of art "Studies" issue, with a very early article about John Townsend which runs from pages 72-80, with 6 illustrations. Early as it was, Semowich comments that it is "a good biography". Semowich 238. Softcover. 9"x12", 113 pages, b/w illustrations. Light cover soil. Water adhesion problem in the lower gutter which affects all the pages, but no text or illustrations. [32147] $60.00

 

51. Coughlin, Thomas J. & Sean. The Confederate Raiders. American Merchant Marine Museum Foundation: 1991. A beautifully illustrated history of Confederate raiders and the destruction of the U.S. Merchant Marine during the Civil War. There are 13 folding color plates reproducing paintings by Louis Dodd, specially commissioned for this book, and 2 folding maps. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 169 pages, color and b/w illustrations, dj. A fine copy. Signed by Thomas Coughlin and Louis Dodd. [32152] $125.00

 

52. Cranz, Galen. The Chair. Rethinking Culture, Body, and Design. New York; W.W. Norton: 1998. An historical, sociological, medical and design-oriented look at why we use chairs, what’s wrong with them, and what can be done about it. Hardcover. 6"x8.5", 288 pages, b/w illustrations, dj. Jacket with light soil and rubbing, else fine. [32105] $15.00

 

53. Craven, Wayne. American Painting, 1857-1869. Newark; University of Delaware: 1962. The catalog to a loan exhibition of a tiny snippet of American art history. Landscape, portrait, genre and still-life are all well represented. Softcover. 6"x9", 83 pages, b/w illustrations. Light wear. [32222] $40.00

 

54. Crossman, Carl L. A Catalogue of Chinese Export Paintings, Furniture, Silver and Other Objects. Salem; Peabody Museum: 1970. The catalog to an interesting loan exhibition which drew materials from a number of private collections. Softcover. 7"x8.5", 48 pages, b/w illustrations. Light wear, sticker removed from cover with small adhesion loss. [32216] $25.00

 

55. Cummings, Abbott Lowell, et al. Samuel McIntire. A Bicentennial Symposium. Salem; Essex Institute: 1957. A series of papers presented on various aspects of McInitre's life and work, by such notable scholars as Fiske Kimball, Dean Fales, Nina Fletcher Little, and Mabel Swan. Softcover. 6"x9", 118 pages, b/w illustrations. Light wear, a little soil, rear cover faded. [32005] $50.00

 

Several Silver Pamphlets by George Barton Cutten-

56. Cutten, George Barton & Amy Pearce Ver Nooy. The Silversmiths of Poughkeepsie, New York. Reprinted from Dutchess County Historical Society Year Book, 1945. Brief (and some longer) biographies or listings for 55 smiths and firms. A scarcer Cutten item. George Barton Cutten, long an enthusiast and researcher of New York area silversmiths, retired from his post as President of Colgate University in 1942 and moved to Chapel Hill. He also wrote histories of silversmithing in Georgia and Virginia. Softcover. 6"x9", 23 pages, 1 b/w plate of marks. A little light wear, but very nice. [31856] $45.00

 

57. Cutten, George Barton. American Silver Sugar Tongs from the Collection of Francis M. Rosenfeld. Reprinted from the February, 1946 issue of The Magazine Antiques. An interesting offprint from The Magazine Antiques. Pamphlet. 9.5"x12", 4 pages (including covers), 7 b/w illustrations, showing 29 pairs of sugar tongs. Light wear, slight crease across the center. [31853] $25.00

 

58. Cutten, George Barton. The Silversmith, Watchmakers and Jewelers of the State of New York, Outside New York City. Hamilton; privately printed: 1939. One of Cutten’s earlier projects. A checklist, by city and town, with birth and/or death dates, if known, or the date when an advertisement by the smith was noted to have been published. Softcover. 6"x9", 47 pages. A little light soil, but overall in nice shape. [31855] $50.00

 

59. Cutten, George Barton. The Ten Eyck Silversmiths. Reprinted from the December, 1942 issue of The Magazine Antiques. An important piece of research which unraveled the "tangled web" of the 17th and 18th century Ten Eyck silversmiths. This offprint also includes "More Ten Eyck Silversmiths", from the April, 1944 issue of Antiques. A scarcer Cutten offprint. Softcover. 6"x10", 18 pages, b/w illustrations. A little light soil, but a very nice pamphlet. [31854] $40.00

 

60. [Dali] Gerard, Max. Dali. New York, Harry N. Abrams: 1968. The ultimate Dali book- big, brash, colorful, and filled with the artist’s images and words. Hardcover. 11.5"x12", about 300 pages, 80 color plates and 200+ b/w illustrations, gold foil dj. Light wear, jacket a bit rubbed. [32038] $50.00

 

61. Dampierre, Florence de. The Best of Painted Furniture. New York; Rizzoli: 1991. A great visual survey of painted furniture both fine and simple, from fine 18th century French cabinetry to whimsical 19th century Pennsylvania blanket chests. Softcover. 9"x12", 200 pages, color illustrations. Light wear, but a nice copy. [32110] $30.00

 

62. Davis, Howard. Chinoiserie. Polychrome Decoration on Staffordshire Porcelain 1790-1850. London; The Rubicon Press: 1991. "The first investigation into transfer printing in Staffordshire in 1783 when it was possible to produce competitively priced multi-coloured wares in the Chinese style." Hardcover. 7"x10", 203 pages, packed with b/w and some color illustrations, dj. A fine copy. [32091] $60.00

 

63. Dees, Dr. K. Otto. Die Geschichte der Porzellanfabrik zu Tetta und die Beziehungen Alexander v. Humboldts zur Porzellanindustrie. Wiedemannsche Druckerei: 1921. A very scarce history of porcelain manufacture at Tettau, most well-known for the Royal Bayreuth factory. This short history contains a wealth of material, including transcriptions of correspondence, regarding the original development of the manufactory there. The illustrated plates show a variety of Art Deco dinnerware, vases and other porcelains then produced at the factory. Softcover. 6"x9", 64 pages, plus 3 b/w plates of factory views, and 1 b/w and 4 color plates of porcelains. Light soil, else a very nice copy. [32043] $250.00

 

64. Detweiler, Susan G. American Presidential China. Washington; Smithsonian Institution: 1975. The catalog to an important loan exhibition. Softcover. 7"x7.5", 96 pages, color and b/w illustrations; light wear. [32202] $35.00

 

65. DeVoe, Shirley Spaulding. The Art of the Tinsmith. English and American. Exton; Schiffer Publishing: 1981. A very important work on both English and American tinware of the 18th and 19th centuries, with illustrations of examples from many private collections. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 222 pages, b/w and some color illustrations, dj. Light soil. [32083] $25.00

 

66. Dietrich, H. Richard, Jr. The Queen Anne Chair in Pennsylvania: The Development of the Style in Philadelphia and Its Surrounding Area. [contained in] St. Peter’s in the Great Valley -1995 Antiques Show & Sale Catalog. The first part of this catalog contains the finely-written catalog to an exhibition of 14 chairs and related pieces from the Dietrich American Foundation, and h. Richard Dietrich, Jr.’s private collection. Softcover. 8.5"x11", article- 9 pages, 14 b/w illustrations. Fine. [32119] $25.00

 

67. Distin, William H. & Robert Bishop. The American Clock. A Comprehensive Pictorial Survey 1722-1900, with a listing of 6153 clockmakers. New York; E.P. Dutton: 1976. One of the most important references on American clocks and clockmakers. William Distin was the Curator of Clocks and Watches at the Henry Ford Museum and a former Director of the NAWCC. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 359 pages, color and b/w illustrations, dj. Light wear. [32213] $50.00

 

68. Donovan, Michael. Domestic Economy. London; Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown & Green: 1830 & 1837. An exceptionally interesting source f information on the history and habits of mankind regarding food and drink, with much information on historical and early 19th century practice, and the customs of many different cultures. The first volume treats brewing, distilling, wine-making, and baking. The second volume covers "Human Food- Animal and Vegetable", including quite a few things I never considered eating, but others have. Also discusses the preservation of food. 2 vols. Hardcover. 4.5"x7", xiv +376 pages, and x + 388 pages. Red cloth, as issued. Covers somewhat soiled, some wear. Spines sunned, paper labels faded and chipped. Another label removed, causing uneven fading. Contents with a little soil and spotting. An assembled set. Engraved period armorial bookplate of Mary Napier Stuart in both volumes. [32198] $150.00

 

69. Doty, Robert M. By Good Hands. New Hampshire Folk Art. Manchester; Currier Gallery of Art: 1989. A loan exhibition of 17th-20th century work, mostly paintings and works on paper, including portraits, mourning pictures, landscapes, family records, etc.; there were also examples of folk sculpture, carved and painted signs, wall paintings, decoys, and more. Softcover. 8.5"x10", 122 pages, color and b/w illustrations; bibliography. Light wear, small black label on spine. [32157] $40.00

 

70. Douglass, Arthur. Ostrich Farming in South Africa. London, Cassell, Petter, Galpin & Co.: 1881. "An account of its origin and rise, how to set about it, the profits to be derived, how to manage the birds, the capital required, the diseases and difficulties to be met with, etc." The author was an ostrich farmer, and recounts many interesting first-hand anecdotes. Hardcover. 5"x7.25", viii + 251 pages, plus a folding colored map, 1 folding plate, and 3 double-page and 6 single-page b/w plates. Rebound in full modern green leather with raised bands and gilt spine lettering. Covers fine, contents with some minor spots, a few minor marginal stains. [32044] $250.00

 

71. Dow, George Francis. The Arts & Crafts in New England 1704-1775. Topsfield; The Wayside Press: 1927. "Gleanings from Boston newspapers relating to painting, engraving, silversmiths, pewterers, clockmakers, furniture, pottery, old houses, costume, trades and occupations". Semowich 911. Hardcover. 7"x10", 326 pages, b/w plates. Covers with moderate wear and a little soil, text a bit browned. [32012] $100.00

 

72. Duncan, Alastair. Louis Majorelle. Master of Art Nouveau Design. London; Thames & Hudson: 1991. Master furniture maker Louis Majorelle was one of France’s most successful and influential Art Nouveau designers. He brought Art Nouveau design to new heights, while maintaining the traditions and skills of France’s grand 18th century ebenistes. This lavish book is illustrated with new color photos of his work, as well as illustrations from period catalogs and other sources. Hardcover. 9"x12", 224 pages, 136 color and 318 b/w illustrations, dj. A very nice copy. [32073] $125.00

 

73. Dyer, Walter A. & Esther S. Fraser. The Rocking Chair, an American Institution. New York; The Century Company: 1928. An early, chatty and anecdotal but nonetheless very interesting study of the development, types and forms of American rockers. Much of the material had appeared in The Magazine Antiques, and there are a number of nice photographs of interesting examples. Hardcover. 5.5"x8.5", 127 pages, 29 b/w plates. Original mustard-brown pictorial cloth covers. Light cover wear, light scattered foxing. [30449] $40.00

 

74. Early Lighting. A Pictorial Guide. The Rushlight Club: 1972. A standard, well illustrated study of rushlights, candles, oil & kerosene lamps and related lighting devices. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 129 pages, b/w illustrations. A nice copy. [32078] $25.00

 

75. Edwards, Ralph. The Dictionary of English Furniture. Woodbridge; Antique Collectors’ Club: 1986. A classic reference, first published in the 1920s. This is a reissue of the extensively revised 1954 edition. A "primary reference on the history of English furniture from the Middle Ages to the late Georgian period". 3 vols. Softcover. 8.5"x11.5", 350 + 383 + 376 pages, profusely illustrated in b/w, 40 color plates. Slipcased. [31987] $150.00

 

76. [Eigen] Important Lithographs by Currier & Ives and their Contemporaries. The Collection of G. Eigen, Penns Neck, N.J. and others. New York; Plaza Art Auction Galleries: May 5, 1937. The auction of a collection that included many nice horse, marine and view prints. Softcover. 7.5"x10", 40 pages, 118 lots, b/w illustrations. Light soil, a nice catalog. [31887] $40.00

 

77. Elder, William Voss III. Baltimore Painted Furniture 1800-1840. Baltimore Museum of Art: 1972. The catalog to an important loan exhibition which drew on both private and public collections. There is also an introductory essay, and a checklist of cabinetmakers working in Baltimore in this period. Semowich 882. Softcover. 11"x9", 132 pages, b/w illustrations. Covers a bit rubbed and worn, small black label on the spine. [32135] $125.00

 

78. [Evans] Important American Furniture from the Collection of the Late Thomas Mellon and Betty Evans. New York; Sotheby's: June 19, 1998. Sale 7164. The catalog of an auction devoted to extraordinary furniture and Americana from the Thomas Mellon and Betty Evans collection. Softcover. 8"x11", 151 pages, 157 lots, color illustrations, prices realized sheet taped inside front cover. Institutional stamp on title page, else fine. [31837] $35.00

 

79. Fales, Dean A., Jr. Essex County Furniture: Documented Treasures from Local Collections, 1660-1860. A Catalogue of a Loan Exhibition. Salem; Essex Institute: 1965. A catalog of 76 documented Essex-county items, including 47 pieces of furniture, in addition to frames, clocks and looking glasses. The catalog includes important 17th century work, as well as a selection of Federal-era pieces. Semowich 914. Softcover. 6"x9", about 100 pages, many b/w illustrations. Covers a bit rubbed and soiled. [32140] $100.00

 

80. Falk, Peter H. (ed.). Art Price Index International ’97. Sound View Press: 1996. The 1997 Edition of this invaluable collection of prices of art at auction, covering sales made during the 1995-1996 auction season. Includes 205,500 sales results for American, English and European oils, watercolors, pastels, drawings, miniatures, sculpture, prints, photographs, posters and animation. 2 vols. Hardcover. 9"x11", 3,389 pages. Light wear, a little scuffing to the covers, but a nice, bright, tight set. [31864] $75.00

 

81. [Feldman] The American Folk Art Collection of Howard and Catherine Feldman. New York; Sotheby's: June 23rd, 1988. A fabulous collection of fine American folk art, featuring 8 hand-painted ceremonial fireman's top hats on the cover, and much more of extreme interest to the folk art enthusiast. Each lot is illustrated, many with literature and provenances. Robert Bishop wrote a short Foreword to the catalog, and notes- "The Howard and Catherine Feldman Collection is traditional in every sense. Their personal taste drew them almost exclusively to 18th and 19th century objects, and they were meticulous and selective, choosing only works where fine design, good condition, and authenticity were apparent. Rarely does the collector today enjoy the opportunity of acquiring such beautiful examples of American folk art...". Softcover. 8.5"x11", about 125 pages, 171 lots, profusely illustrated in color and b/w. A very nice catalog. [31976] $40.00

 

82. [Feldman] The Feldman Collection: The Important collection of Chinese Treaty Port Paintings, American and English Furniture, Decorations, Folk Art, Clocks, Rugs and Phrenological Material of Howard A. and Catherine L. Feldman. New York; Sotheby's: October 9, 1998. Sale 7196. The catalog of an auction ofChinese treaty port paintings, American & English furniture, decorations, folk art, clocks, rugs and phrenological material. Softcover. 8"x11", 133 pages, 192 lots, color and b/w illustrations, prices realized sheet taped inside front cover. Institutional stamp on title page, else fine. [31838] $35.00

 

83. Felker, P.H. The Grocers’ Manual, A Guide Book for the information and use of Grocers. St. Louis; The Grocer Publishing Co.: 1879. "Containing a full description of all the goods sold by the trade. Also rates of tare, adulterations, tables of weights, measures, interest, etc.". A potpourri of information on everything sold by grocers in the late 19th century. Hardcover. 5"x7", 312 pages. A little wear, light soil. [32131] $100.00

 

84. Fielding, Mantle [& Glenn B. Opitz]. Mantle Fielding’s Dictionary of American Painters, Sculptors and Engravers. Poughkeepsie; Apollo Books: 1986. 2nd, revised ed. A major revision to Fielding’s important 1926 work, with almost 13,000 additional biographies and 8,000 new names. Hardcover. 9"x11.5", 1,081 pages, dj. Light wear, a little soil, jacket slightly wrinkled along the edges. [31863] $150.00

 

85. Filaoro, James. Connecticut Furniture 1700-1800. Norwalk Historical Society: 1979. An interesting exhibition, staged to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the burning of Norwalk. The 37 pieces were drawn from private and public collections, and the descriptions are thumbnail. There are some interesting pieces from private owners illustrated and it was a nicely produced catalog. Uncommon. Spiral bound. 9.5"x7.5", 5 pages of text plus 37 b/w plates with descriptive text, all printed single-side. A fine copy. [32146] $125.00

 

86. Finamore, Daniel. Across the Western Ocean: American Ships by Liverpool Artists. Salem; Peabody Essex Museum: 1995. The catalog to an exhibition of 39 19th century paintings of American-flag packets and clippers as portrayed by Liverpool painters. Issued as the summer, 1995 volume of the ‘Peabody Essex Museum Collection’, Volume 131, No.1. Softcover. 8.5"x11", 77 pages, b/w and 39 color illustrations. Fine. [32174] $35.00

 

87. [Flayderman] American Furniture including labeled, pedigreed and historic examples, from the Collection of Benjamin Flayderman, Boston, Mass. New York; Anderson Galleries: April 17-18th, 1931. Sale 3908. This sale of fantastic pieces included an entire McIntyre room with original furniture, carved and painted panels and walls -the whole thing! (which must have made Sack happy). Also Goddard - Townsend pieces, a set of chairs owned by Artemas Ward, a small but distinguished assemblage of silver including a covered porringer made by Paul Revere for his niece to present to a friend... those were the days, eh? Softcover. 7.5"x11", 165 pages, 368 lots, b/w illustrations, priced. Light wear, light soil, cover edges worn. [31968] $150.00

 

88. Fletcher, Nichola. Charlemagne’s Tablecloth. A Piquant History of Feasting. New York; St. Martin’s Press: 2004. "Not only Charlemagne, but King Midas and Robert Burns also make appearances in this history. From a humble meal of potatoes provided by an angel and the extravagance of medieval and Renaissance revels, to Mardi Gras and the refinement of the Japanese tea ceremony, ‘Charlemagne's Tablecloth’ covers an astonishing array of feasts." Hardcover. 6.5"x9.5", 256 pages, b/w illustrations, dj. Fine. [95091] $12.00

 

89. Forman, Benno M. American Seating Furniture, 1630-1730. An Interpretive Catalogue. New York; Winterthur / W.W. Norton: 1988. A major work on American seating furniture. Benno Forman spent much of his time at Winterthur working on his research into American seating furniture, and had planned a comprehensive study, which his untimely death prevented. This work was nearing completion, however, and covers the first hundred years in unrivaled depth. Hardcover. 9"x12.5", 397 pages, many b/w illustrations, dj. A near fine copy. [32067] $125.00

 

90. Fowble, E. McSherry. To Please Every Taste. Eighteenth-Century Prints from the Winterthur Museum. Alexandra; Art Services International 1991. An exhibition of 18th century American and America-themed prints from the Winterthur Collection Softcover. 10.5"x8", 215 pages, b/w and color illustrations. A fine copy. Signed. [31998] $25.00

 

91. Fowler, Nathaniel C., Jr. About Advertising and Printing. A concise, practical, and original manual on the Art of Local Advertising. Boston; A.M. Thayer & Co.: 1889. The world of Victorian advertising in exquisite and excruciating detail. How to write, design and print, what type to use, how to use engravings and quotes, window dressing and store decoration, and much more. A fascinating and chilling glimpse into the mind of Madison Avenue gone Main Street in 1889. Hardcover. 7"x8.5", 160 pages, b/w illustrations. Publisher’s mustard-colored, pebbled cloth with red lettering. A little cover soil and wear, but a very nice copy indeed. [32192] $125.00

 

92. [Frames] Fine Picture Frames, including frames from the stock in trade of Mr. Paul Levi. Christie’s, South Kensington: December 21, 1998. The catalog to a very good auction of antique frames. Softcover. 8"x10.5", 29 pages, 223 lots, color and b/w illustrations. Fine. [32188] $45.00

 

93. [Frames] Fine Picture Frames. Christie’s, South Kensington: May 26, 1999. The catalog to a very good auction of antique frames. Softcover. 8"x10.5", 42 pages, 273 lots, color and b/w illustrations. Fine. [32189] $45.00

 

94. Fransen, Hans. The Cape Chair. The Illustrated Edition of the Catalogue of an Exhibition Held in the Stellenbosch Museum. Stellenbosch Museum: 1970. Edition limited to 1000 numbered copies. The exhibition showcased chairs made at the Cape of Good Hope from the 17th century to the mid-19th century. Many of the illustrations are a bit on the small side, showing style but not a great deal of construction detail. Hardcover. 8"x10", 80 pages, b/w and line illustrations, dj. A fine copy. Signed. [32045] $175.00

 

95. [Gadsby’s Tavern] Colonial and Early Federal Furnishings of Historic Gadsby’s Tavern at Alexandria, Virginia. New York; Parke-Bernet Galleries: April 23, 1938. Sale 32. Gadsby’s Tavern was an important gathering place in the Colonial and Revolutionary periods, and early in the 20th century Mrs. Mark Henderson re-furnished the tavern with period furniture and decorations, including pieces once owned by Charles Carroll, ‘Lighthorse Harry’ Lee, and James Monroe. This auction dispersed that collection. Softcover. 6.5"x9.5", 45 pages, 227 lots, b/w illustrations. Light soil, small stain in the lower gutter. Priced. [31868] $75.00

 

and now some books about-

Gardens & Gardening

96. Album du Fleuriste. Paris; J.C. Tissot: 1900. A wonderful turn-of-the-century French florist’s guide to floral arrangements. Simple and elaborate table settings, wreaths, carriages, frames, baskets, centerpieces, ferneries, Japanese arrangements, hanging baskets, holiday arrangements- it’s all here, and more! Hardcover. 1"x8.5", 207 pages, b/w illustrations. Publisher’s decorated covers, red cloth spine. Light wear, a little soil, but in very nice, clean condition. [32201] $600.00

 

97. Audot, Louise Eustache. Figures pour l'Almanach du Bon Jardinier... Paris; Audot: nd (ca.1817). A charming gardening manual by a prolific and popular French horticultural author. Audot's manual, first published ca. 1813, offered the serious gardener advice and diagrams for such operations as cross-pollination, grafting and air-layering and espaliering trees. The plates include details of the leaves, flowers and sexual systems of various types of fruits and flowers, and tools, shovels, rakes, scythes, pruners, barrows, and several plans for greenhouses and cold frames. The plates are delicate and very attractive. Hardcover. 4.5"x7.25", 56 pages plus 27 copper engraved plates; bound in the period blue boards, quite rubbed and scuffed now, with the top portion of the spine lacking; lacks front and rear blank endpapers, scattered offsetting from the plates; two plates with very minor attempts at hand-coloring, a bit of spotting and toning; very minor wormhole in the gutter margin of several pages; institutional stamp, but not actually ex-institutional. [7787] $350.00

 

98. The Botanical Library of the Late Michael J. Kuse. New York; Sotheby's: June 20, 2003. Sale 7908. Well, I’m thinking that an entire Sotheby's auction that contains 39 lots must have some darned good botanical books. Well, yes, it does. Softcover. 8"x10.5", 92 pages, 39 lots, color and b/w illustrations; near fine; prices realised sheet. [9257] $25.00

 

99. Bourne, H[erman]. Flores Poetici. The Florist's Manual: Designed as an Introduction to Vegetable Physiology and Systematic Botany, for Cultivators of Flowers. Boston; Munroe and Francis: 1833. A nice copy of an early and uncommon American florist's manual. The book is most notable for its 73 delicately hand-colored wood engravings of flowers. Bourne was a former editor of the 'Literary Magazine' who apparently found hot-house primulas preferable to New York prima donnas. Hardcover. 6"x9.5", 288 pages, with 73 hand-colored engravings in the text. Original green floral-patterned cloth. Covers a bit rubbed and soiled, with some wear at the spine head and base, tips bumped. Contents with some light scattered browning and a little scattered soil. Bookplate. Evidently ex-institutional, with a very faint blindstamp on the title page and several light inked numbers on the reverse. [31589] $4,500.00

 

100. Davis, John. Antique Garden Ornament. 300 Years of Creativity: Artists, Manufacturers & Materials. Woodbridge; Antique Collectors' Club: 1998. 2nd prtg. A scholarly, well-illustrated history of garden ornament, from the late 17th century to the 20th. Includes ornament made from lead, stone, artificial stone, bronze, marble, cast & wrought iron, and more. Illustrated with period and current photos, engravings, and catalog illustrations. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 389 pages, b/w and color illustrations, dj. Light wear. [31502] $125.00

 

101. Engel, David H. Japanese Gardens for Today. Rutland; Charles Tuttle: 1959. The first full, practical survey of contemporary Japanese gardens and classic gardening principles in English. Engel shows how the Classic Japanese garden design principles are currently being used in Japanese garden design, and instructs Western gardeners how they too may use them. Hardcover. 9"x11", 270 pages, 70 line figures, 17 color and 279 b/w illustrations, dj. Jacket with a little wear, soil and rubbing. [30529] $45.00

 

102. Garden Statuary, Architectural Fittings and Chimney-Pieces. London; Christie's: June 11, 1996. Mantels, doorways, garden furniture and a superior selection of garden statuary, including many 18th and 19th century marble and stone sculptures, several terra cotta figures made at the Doulton works, and more. Softcover. 8"x10.5", 103 pages, 175 lots, b/w and color illustrations; prices realised sheet; light wear. [9215] $45.00

 

103. Garden Statuary, Architectural Fittings and Chimney-Pieces. Wrotham Park; Christie's: November 9, 1993. This auction included very fine Georgian and Victorian sculpture, furniture well-heads and urns for the garden, and a short section of antique mantelpieces. Softcover. 8"x10.5", 68 pages, 236 lots, color and b/w illustrations; light wear, bottom bump; prices realised sheet laid-in loosely. [8998] $45.00

 

104. Garden Statuary. New York; Sotheby's: June 25, 1998. Sale 7156. The auction included stone, marble & iron furniture, urns, sculpture, and more. Stone, iron and marble sphinxes, lions, archers, stags, gods & goddesses, maidens, eagles, putti and others strut, perch, romp, play and debauch themselves in profusion. Softcover. 8"x10.5", 104 pages, 285 lots, b/w illustrations; a nice copy; prices realised sheets laid-in loosely. [8997] $45.00

 

105. Gothein, Marie Luise. A History of Garden Art. London & Toronto: J.M. Dent & Sons Limited: 1928. 2nd edition. The first English translation of this remarkable work. Starting with the gardens of ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome and Byzantium, the book then moves to the Middle Ages, and then to the Renaissance era in Italy, Spain, Portugal, France, England, Germany and the Netherlands. Several chapters are devoted to Louis XIV and the 18th century French garden style, first in France, and then in other countries. We then whisk away to China and Japan, before returning to the English landscape garden, 19th century garden styles, and "modern" English gardens. A sweeping yet meticulous study, as the fact that it consumes almost a thousand pages might suggest. Wright says- "The 'History of Garden Art' is a work of supreme ability... portraying as it does the means and methods by which in all ages and in all climes garden-lovers have sought beauty." First published in English in 1913. Translated by Mrs. Archer-Hind, and edited by Walter P. Wright. Hardcover. 2 volumes. 8"x11", 459 + 486 pages, filled with b/w illustrations; a little light wear, a spot of soil here and there; very short closed tear on the contents page on the first volume. Else a very nice, bright, clean, tight set. [30528] $400.00

 

106. Horwood, Catherine. Potted History. The Story of Plants in the Home. London; Frances Lincoln Ltd.: 2007. Beginning in the 17th century, and coming to full "bloom" in the Victorian Age and 20th century, potted houseplants have been used as decorative accessories, and as subject to fads and whims of fashions as china, furniture and draperies. Wedgwood created a market for bulb pots, and no Victorian high-class home was complete without an aspidistra. This is a fascinating, well-illustrated history of our love-affair with potted plants which covers social history, botanical history, and interior design all at the same time. Hardcover. 8"x10.5", 207 pages, color and b/w illustrations, dj. New. [90262] $45.00

 

107. Loewer, Peter. Jefferson's Garden. Mechanicsburg; Stackpole Books: 2004. A profile of Thomas Jefferson as gardener and landscape architect. Hardcover. 6"x8.5", 260 pages, line illustrations, dj. Fine. [95052] $20.00

 

108. Morris, Alastair. Antiques from the Garden. Woodbridge; Antique Collectors’ Club: 2001. 2nd ed. A wonderful guide to antique garden "stuff", including structures, birdbaths, gates, fountains, bridges, stands, window boxes, containers, urns, greenhouses, garden furniture, implements and tools, tools for yard work, and more! Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 279 pages, color and b/w illustrations, dj. Fine. [90261] $59.50

 

109. Phantom Flowers. A Treatise on the Art of Producing Skeleton Leaves. Boston; Shepard and Gill: 1872. Originally published in 1864. In 1859 the first skeleton-leaf bouquet appeared in a jewelry store window in a major American city, and there, amongst "flashing sliver wares and sparkling gems", it was an instant sensation, and soon found an eager purchaser "at a high price". But the Victorians were a wily lot, and the secrets of skeletonizing leaves soon became known, though bushels of innocent greenery perished in the process. This complete guidebook includes chapters on preparing and bleaching the leaves, arranging the bouquets, types of leaves and seed vessels that may be used, leaf printing, and more. Hardcover. 5"x8", 96 pages plus 6 b/w plates of skeletonized leaves. Green publisher's cloth with gilt decoration on the cover; light wear, but a very nice copy. [8825] $100.00

 

110. Phipps, Frances. Colonial Kitchens, Their Furnishings, and Their Gardens. New York; Hawthorne Books: 1972. Hardcover. 7"x10", 346 pages, profusely illustrated in b/w, several color plates dj. A nice copy. [24310] $50.00

 

111. Sinclair, George. Useful and Ornamental Planting. With an Index. London; Baldwin and Cradock: 1832. "Published under the superintendence of the Society for the Diffusion of useful Knowledge". This treatise is oriented towards timber planters, with sections devoted to the structure of trees, rearing trees, the culture of a tree plantation, and the products of tree plantations. The section on ornamental planting contains numerous references to American species of trees. Hardcover. 5.5"x8.5", iv + 151 pages, several line illustrations in the text. Period boards, somewhat worn and soiled. Three-inch crack on the outer spine hinge, book shaken. [32199] $100.00

 

112. Williams, Henry T. Window Gardening. Devoted Specially to the Culture of Flowers and Ornamental Plants, for In Door Use and Parlor Decoration. New York; Henry T. Williams: 1872. First published in 1871. An exceedingly informative survey of the use of plants as decorative devices in Victorian households (and not limited to window boxes, as the title suggests). The author not only discusses the uses and types of plants, but also surveys and illustrates the wide variety of containers and other devices the Victorians used for displaying them, including Wardian cases, ferneries, window boxes, and many fancy stands. Hardcover. 6"x8.5", 300 pages, plus several pages of illustrated advertisements; publisher's brown cloth; profusely illustrated with line illustrations; covers somewhat rubbed and soiled, front hinge wobbly and outer hinge starting to split; spine head and base a bit abraded; a few small internal stains. [9452] $75.00

 

- end of Gardens -

 

113. Garner, F.H. English Delftware. London; Faber and Faber: 1948. The first study devoted to English delftware, so the text is not the latest and most detailed that may be obtained; it remains interesting, nonetheless, as Garner was an avid collector with a great enthusiasm for his subject. The illustrations were drawn from major museum collections and, most interestingly, from Garner’s own private collection. Hardcover. 6.5"x10", xii + 44 pages, plus 4 color and 96 b/w plates. Light wear. [32166] $35.00

 

114. Gentle, Rupert & Rachel Field. Domestic Metalwork 1640-1820. Woodbridge; Antique Collector’s Club: 1994. A dramatic updating of the classic book ‘English Domestic Brass’. The authors added European work, as well as copper and other alloys. Major sections of the book cover lighting, the fireplace & smoking, the kitchen, the dining room, the library, the bedroom, door-knockers and locks, accessories and ornaments, and miscellaneous domestic metalwork. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 461 pages, color and b/w illustrations, dj. Light wear, but a nice copy. [32076] $250.00

 

115. Gentle, Rupert, et al. G. Dallas Coons Candlestick Collection. Richmond, Valentine Museum: 1975. The catalog to an exhibition of this collection. 79 base-metal English and European candlesticks and pairs are illustrated and described by Rupert Gentle. They range from the 10th century to 1830, but the vast majority are 17th and 18th century. Hard-to-find. Softcover. 8"x8.5", 48 pages, b/w illustrations. A very nice copy. [32018] $100.00

 

116. [Gifford] Sanford R. Gifford. New York, Alexander Gallery: 1986. An important exhibition of the artist’s work, with an introductory essay and notes on the paintings. Hardcover. 9"x11", 114 pages, 47 color plates, dj. Jacket lightly worn, and with a small black label at the top of the spine. Last pages with slight moisture "wave" in the top outer corner, not too objectionable. [32064] $65.00

 

117. Gillingham, Harrold E. Early Time-Telling Devices. An Address given by Harrold E. Gillingham at a meeting of The Bucks County Historical Society, September 26, 1936. Reprinted from the Bucks County Historical Society Papers: 1936. An address by the Pennsylvania collector and antiquarian on time-telling devices before the advent of the clock & watch- pocket sundials, pillar sundials, sand-glasses, etc. Softcover. 6"x9", 12 pages, 12 pages, 10 b/w illustrations. Some cover soil. Signed by Gillingham. [32128] $65.00

 

118. 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. [90259] $95.00

 

119. Godden, Geoffrey A. Encyclopedia of British Pottery and Porcelain Marks. London; Barrie & Jenkins: 1996. A long-loved standard reference. Essential. Hardcover, 7"x10", 765 pages, dj. A very nice copy. [30432] $75.00

 

120. Gotwalt, Helen Miller. Broad Brims and Bonnets. The Quakers of York Town. York Friends Meeting House Restoration Association: 1976. A short history of the Quakers of York, Pennsylvania and their meeting house, which was built in 1766. Softcover. 5.5"x8.5", 34 pages, b/w illustrations. Light soil. [32099] $20.00

 

121. Granby, Alan (ed.). A Yachtsman’s Eye. The Glen S. Foster Collection of Marine Paintings. Independence Seaport Museum/W.W. Norton: 2004. "Both a gentleman sailor and a true connoisseur, Glen Foster possessed a rare eye for the finest in marine art. Before his estate was auctioned, his collection of painted portraits of beautiful old sailing vessels, yacht races, and harbor scenes was widely regarded as one of the finest in America. Fortunately, his yachting compatriot and friend Alan Granby, a specialist in marine antiquities and marine art, was able to catalog Foster's collection. This book presents 91 color reproductions, along with descriptions of the vessels and events portrayed, and biographies of the artists." Hardcover. 12.5"x11.5", 248 pages, color illustrations, dj. Fine. [95092] $45.00

 

122. [Greener] The George Courtright Greener Collection of Arts & Craftsmanship of Many Nations sold by order of the North Bennet Street Industrial School, Boston, Mass. New York; Anderson Galleries: March 18-23, 1929. Sale 2328. The auction of a magnificent assemblage of English and European antique furniture, metalware, ceramics, architectural pieces, and other decorations. Greener was Director of the North Bennet Street School, and spent several summers touring Europe and selecting pieces for shipment back to the school for use in art education and eventual sale. Softcover. 7.5"x10", 305 pages, 1,466 lots, b/w illustrations. Light soil, a little wear. [31895] $65.00

 

123. Greer, Georgeanna H. American Stonewares. The Art & Craft of Utilitarian Potters. Atglen; Schiffer Publishing: 1996. First published in 1981, this book remains an essential reference, discussing how the potters worked and how pots were made. Marks, decorations, glazes, firing, and regional styles are all discussed in detail. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 288 pages, b/w and some color illustrations, dj. A very nice copy. [32205] $40.00

 

124. Grigsby, Leslie B. English Slip-Decorated Earthenware at Williamsburg. Colonial Williamsburg Foundation: 1993. An important and well-illustrated catalog, featuring examples from the very fine collection at Colonial Williamsburg. The wares are organized by region, and there is much technical detail. A thin catalog, but action-packed. Softcover. 8"x10.5", 80 pages, 91 color and b/w illustrations. Light wear, a nice copy. [32155] $250.00

 

125. Grimwade, Arthur G. London Goldsmiths 1697-1837. Their Marks & Lives, from the Original Registers at Goldsmiths’ Hall and Other Sources. London; Faber and Faber: 1990. Third edition. Since its publication a quarter century ago this has been the standard, weighty reference work of record on London goldsmith marks. The product of a lifetime of research, it lists all known makers’ marks from 1697 to 1837- 3473 marks, many never before published, are reproduced from the actual registers and 441 from other sources. Provincial makers whose marks were registered in London are also covered, and in addition to the marks themselves there is a massive biographical dictionary of 2553 silversmiths. Hardcover. 6.5"x10", ix + 773 pages, marks, dj. A very nice copy. [32070] $400.00

 

126. Groce, George C. & David H. Wallace. The New York Historical Society’s Dictionary of Artists in America 1564-1860. New Haven; Yale University Press: 1957. A standard dictionary, especially valuable for its coverage of early artists. Hardcover. 6.5"x9.5", 759 pages; light wear, else a nice copy. [31858] $100.00

 

127. Groft, Tammis Kane. The Folk Spirit of Albany. Folk Art from the Upper Hudson Valley in the collection of the Albany Institute of History and Art. Albany Institute of History and Art: 1978. The catalog to an exhibition of Albany-related portraits, landscapes, genre & street scenes, house, farm and ship paintings, pottery, needlework, mourning art, wood and metal sculpture, and powder horns. Softcover. 8.5"x11", 86 pages, b/w illustrations. Light wear. [32019] $40.00

 

128. Groves, William Horner. The History of Mansfield. Illustrated with Twelve Plates by the Meisenbach process, from Photographs expressly taken by the Sherwood Photographic Company. Nottingham; Frank Murray: 1894. A book of great interest to photographic historians as an early example of a book using an important, identified halftone process. First patented in Germany in 1882, the Meisenbach process was the first halftone process to be widely used by publishers. Hardcover. 6"x9", xii + 428 + 3 pages, 12 b/w plates. Publisher’s green cloth with gilt titles. Light cover rubbing, some very, very minor scattered foxing, but overall a handsome copy. [32194] $200.00

 

129. Guest, Antony. Art and the Camera. London; George Bell and Sons: 1907. An early inquiry into the importance, technical and stylistic aspects of photography as "art", and "art photography". Printed by the Chiswick Press, it includes 49 halftones, with work by Alex Keighley, F.J. Mortimer, J. Craig Annan, Frederick H. Evans, and Alvin Coburn. Hardcover. 6"x8.5", viii + 159 pages, plus 49 full-page halftones. Covers with light rubbing, minor soil. Contents slightly browned, with a few scattered spots. [32193] $60.00

 

130. Hall, Elton W. New Bedford Furniture. With a checklist of New Bedford Cabinetmakers and related craftsmen to 1870. New Bedford; Old Dartmouth Historical Society: 1978. An offprint from the Magazine Antiques, with an additional 11-page listing of New Bedford cabinetmakers with short biographies. Softcover. 9"x12", 27 pages, 3 color and 21 b/w illustrations. Covers rubbed, a little soil. [32141] $45.00

 

131. Hanks, David. Innovative Furniture in America from 1800 to the Present. New York; Horizon Press: 1981. Although the book accompanied an exhibition, it includes much more material, in the form of period photographs and catalog reproductions, than the exhibition itself did. The word "innovative" is sued in several contexts here- furniture made using innovative techniques, materials, portability, or functions. Rodris Roth contributes the essay "Nineteenth-Century American Patent Furniture". Hardcover. 9"x12", 199 pages, b/w illustrations, dj. A fine copy. [32149] $85.00

 

132. Harding, Deborah & Laura Fisher. Home Sweet Home. The House in American Folk Art. New York; Rizzoli: 2001. A beautifully-illustrated exploration of the theme of the home in American folk art, with chapters on samplers & embroidery, quilts & coverlets, paintings & drawings, furnishing & accessories, and hooked and other rugs. Hardcover. 10.5"x11", 160 pages, color illustrations, dj. A fine copy. [32163] $40.00

 

133. Heal, Sir Ambrose. The London Furniture Makers, from the Restoration to the Victorian Era, 1660-1840. London; B.T. Batsford: 1953. The result of thirty years of research, with the names, dates and addresses of 2,500 London cabinetmakers and cabinetmaking firms. There are also illustrations of many of their engraved trade cards. Hardcover. 9"x11.5", xx + 276 pages, loaded with b/w illustrations; dj. Jacket soiled and with a chip at the spine head. Book clean and tight. [32055] $100.00

 

134. Hearnden, Jonty. Late Georgian to Edwardian Furniture -Miller’s Buyer’s Guide. Kent; Miller Publications: 2003. Revised ed. A sweeping collection of photos, 800 in color, along with short descriptions and prices of all types of 19th century furniture. Hardcover. 6.5"x11", 400 pages, 3,500 pieces illustrated. Dj. Light cover soil. [31983] $25.00

 

135. [Hearst] Works of Art, Furniture & Architectural Elements, Collected by the Late William Randolph Hearst. New York; Parke-Bernet Galleries: April 5-6th, 1963. Sale 2183. This auction consisted of Oriental ceramics, Elizabethan, Stuart and other early silver, Hispano-Moresque pottery, ancient pottery and architectural elements. Highlights included a 6th C. B.C. Attic black-figured amphora with cover; c.1390 Andalusian yellow lustre ‘Alhambra’ vase; Cromwellian repousse gilded-silver vase and cover; 1519 Nuremburg repousse gilded silver double pineapple cup; and much more... Softcover. 7"x10", 123 pages, 355 lots, b/w illustrations. Light wear. [31961] $40.00

 

136. Heckscher, Morrison H. In Quest of Comfort: The Easy Chair in America. New York; Metropolitan Museum of Art: 1971. A short catalog chronicling the development of the 18th century wing chair in America. Softcover. 6.5"x9", 15 pages, 7 b/w illustrations. Light wear, some soil. [32108] $20.00

 

137. Heller, Carl Benno. Art Nouveau Furniture. Berghaus Verlag: 1994. A lovely, oversized, elegantly opulent survey of Art Nouveau furniture and its designers in England, France, Belgium, Germany and Austria. Hardcover. 10"x13.5", 152 pages, 4 tipped-in color plates, color illustrations, dj. A fine copy. [32058] $75.00

 

138. Heslip, Colleen Cowles. But Were They Good Likenesses? New York; Hirschl & Adler Folk: 1989. A catalog which compares 19th century folk portraits with photographs of the same subjects. Most of the paintings predate the photos by a decade or more, but the likenesses are striking. Softcover. 8.5"x12", 43 pgs, color, b/w illustrations. [32025] $75.00

 

139. Hopkins, Thomas Smith & Walter S. Cox. Colonial Furniture of West New Jersey. Haddonfield; The Historical Society of Haddonfield: 1936. Edition limited to 300 copies. The work of early collectors. The authors do not attempt to identify cabinetmakers, but they do present a fairly complete provenance of each piece, most of them having been passed down in the same family since the 18th century. Hardcover. 6.5"x9.5", 113 pages, b/w illustrations; a nice copy with a small wrinkle on the bottom edge of the pages, but o/w nice, bright, clean and tight. [32127] $350.00

 

140. As above, C. Richard Becker: 1986. A limited edition facsimile of the original edition. Fine, a good jacket with a little rubbing at the top of the spine. [31988] $65.00

 

141. Hornung, Clarence P. Treasury of American Design and Antiques. Harry N. Abrams: 1976. A new edition, based on the illustrations in the ‘Index of American Design’. The ‘Index’ is a series of some 15,000 watercolors of American antiques, produced as a WPA project in the 1930s and housed in the National Gallery of Art. This survey of the best examples from the collection includes furniture, folk art, textiles, ceramics, glass, and much more. Hardcover. 9"x12", 846 pages, color and b/w illustrations, dj. Light wear, a nice copy. [32059] $45.00

 

142. Horton, Frank L. & Carolyn J. Weekley. The Swisegood School of Cabinetmaking. Winston-Salem; MESDA: 1973. The catalog to a loan exhibition of 20 pieces of furniture by members of the "Swisegood School" of cabinetmakers of the Yadkin River Valley of North Carolina in the first decades of the 19th century. Semowich 697. Softcover. 9"x12", 50 pages, b/w illustrations. Covers with light soil, a little wear, tips thumbed. Small black label on the spine. [32136] $75.00

 

143. Huber, Christine Jones. The Pennsylvania Academy and Its Women, 1850 to 1920. Philadelphia; Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts: 1974. The catalog to a loan exhibition of 52 paintings by 42 artists, whose biographies are given. It also includes an extensive introductory essay by Huber. Softcover. 7"x10", 48 pages, b/w illustrations. A nice copy. [32224] $40.00

 

144. Huber, Stephen & Carol. Samplers. How to Compare & Value. Miller’s Guide. Octopus Publishing: 2002. One hundred and twenty antique American, English & European samplers are featured, with color photos, detail shots, and explanation of how to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of each, what features add or subtract value, and so on. Hardcover. 8"x10.5", 176 pages, color illustrations, dj. A fine copy. [31985] $25.00

 

145. Hughes, Kathy. A Collector’s Guide to Nineteenth-Century Jugs. London; Routlege & Kegan Paul: 1985. A very handy guide to Victorian relief-molded jugs, with more than 200 illustrated and described, as well as a history of the rise and fall in popularity of these wares, advice about reproductions, and more. Scarce. Hardcover. 6"x9.5", 138 pages, b/w illustrations, dj. Light wear. [32219] $175.00

 

146. Hummel, Charles F. A Winterthur Guide to American Chippendale Furniture. Middle Atlantic and Southern Colonies. New York; Winterthur/ Crown Publishers: 1976. A good study, based on the Winterthur Collection. Something of an update of Joseph Down's book on American Chippendale furniture which was also based on this collection, with updated information, and also some pieces acquired since Downs' work was published in 1952. Softcover. 6"x8.5", 142 pages, 16 color and 135 b/w illustrations; light soil, black label at top of spine. [32003] $30.00

 

147. Humphreys, John S. Bermuda Houses. Boston; Marshall Jones Company: 1923. A valuable compendium of Bermuda house architecture, "taken with the idea of collecting and preserving for architects and others interested in small buildings some of the characteristic features and picturesque aspects of the older architecture of the island that are tending to disappear. Many of the older houses are being altered and modernized ruthlessly, or without thought to preserving the old Bermudian character of architecture; others are falling into decay through neglect". Hardcover. 9.5"x12.5", xviii + 317 pages, 181 b/w illustrations. A little light soil. [32227] $375.00

 

148. Hutchinson, Sidney C. The History of the Royal Academy, 1768-1968. New York; Taplinger: 1968. A history of this most-British institution, from its founding to the mid-20th Century, written by the Librarian of the Academy. Hardcover. 6.5"x9.5", 268 pages, b/w illustrations, dj. Jacket torn, else a nice copy. [32120] $25.00

 

149. Important Old Master Paintings. The Property of the New York Historical Society. New York; Sotheby’s: January 12, 1995. The auction catalog to this landmark sale. The catalog includes an introduction by Betsy Gotbaum, Executive Director of the NYHS, and Wendell Garrett and Scott Schaeffer of Sotheby’s. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", about 200 pages, 183 lots, color illustrations (some folding), dj. Small institutional stamp on title page, else fine. Prices realised stapled to first page. [31693] $40.00

 

150. [Jacobsen] 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"x9.5", 350 pages, 35 b/w plates, dj. Light wear, jacket a bit worn and with several short tears. [32225] $175.00

 

151. Jaffe, Irma B. (ed.). The Italian Presence in American Art, 1760-1860. New York, Fordham University Press: 1989. A series of sixteen essays on various aspects of the Italian influence on American, artists and architecture in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Almost more fun than a plate of Orecchiette wit marinara sauce. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 249 pages, b/w and color illustrations, dj. A fine copy. [32063] $50.00

 

152. Jenkins, Emyl. Emyl Jenkins’ Reproduction Furniture. New York; Crown Publishers: 1995. A very interesting study of revivalist-styles manufactured in the late 19th and early 20th century. A valuable discussion of this often-ignored aspect of furniture history. Hardcover. 8"x9.5", 204 pages, b/w illustrations, dj. Light jacket wear. [31991] $20.00

 

153. Jobe, Brock. Portsmouth Furniture. Masterworks from the New Hampshire Seacoast. Hanover, University Press of New England/ SPNEA: 1993. A massive and important work, based in part upon an exhibition but, as Jobe notes- "The book is more comprehensive than the exhibition, including furniture dating from as early as 1675 and extends beyond a simple cataloguing of the salient characteristics of the objects to tell the story of the development of Portsmouth furniture. Both the ornate and the ordinary are represented, though the former predominate. The appendices include a checklist of Portsmouth-area craftsmen, which is the most comprehensive list published to date, as well as the checklist of branded furniture". Softcover. 9"x12.5", 454 pages, color and b/w illustrations; a near fine copy. [32030] $600.00

 

154. Johanssen, Warren I. Country Furniture and Accessories from Quebec. West Chester; Schiffer Publishing: 1990. A survey of 19th century Quebecoise country furniture which illustrates its striking similarity to much Northeastern U.S. furniture of the same period. Softcover. 8.5"x11", 136 pages, b/w and some color illustrations. Near fine. [32009] $20.00

 

155. de Jonge, C.H. Delft Ceramics. New York; Praeger Publishers: 1970. A standard study of 17th and 18th century Dutch delftware, based on the author's own research as well as those of Rackham, Neurdenburg, Hudig and the notes of A.H.H. van der Burgh. Hardcover. 8"x10", 168 pages, 20 color plates and 156 b/w illustrations, dj; light wear; jacket slightly chipped. [32088] $75.00

 

156. Kauffman, Henry J. & Quentin H. Bowers. Early American Andirons and other Fireplace Accessories. Nashville; Thomas Nelson: 1974. A study of American andirons and their makers; there is also discussion of bed warmers, dutch ovens, kettles, bellows, etc. Hardcover. 7.5"x10", 192 pages, b/w illustrations, dj. Light wear. [32006] $85.00

 

157. Kauffman, Henry J. American Copper & Brass. New York; Bonanza Books: 1979. A well illustrated study of copper and brass implements in America of the 18th and 19th centuries. Hardcover. 7"x10", 288 pages, color frontispiece and numerous b/w illustrations, dj. Light wear, jacket somewhat soiled and worn. Name on endpaper. [32016] $25.00

 

158. Kauffman, Henry J. Early American Ironware. Cast and Wrought. Rutland, Charles E. Tuttle: 1966. The crafts of the blacksmith, whitesmith, tinsmith, farrier, cutler, locksmith, gunsmith and others. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 166 pages, 210 b/w illustrations, dj. A nice copy. [32080] $35.00

 

159. [Keep] Important Early American Cabinetwork, Silver & Decorative Objects, From the Estate of the Late Mrs. C. Hallam Keep. New York; Parke-Bernet: October 19th, 1963. Sale 2215. This auction sale included a fine Goddard-Townsend card table, Phyfe’s "Napoleon" table, and a number of pieces exhibited at the Girl Scout Loan Exhibition. Softcover. 7"x10", 66 pages, 235 lots, b/w illustrations. A nice copy. [31958] $35.00

 

160. Kelly, Alison. The Book of English Fireplaces. London; Country Life Books: 1968. This is a good history of 16th-20th century fireplaces in England, with plenty of illustrations. Hardcover. 8"x10", 96 pages, 111 b/w illustrations, dj. [32007] $30.00

 

161. [Kensett] Simon, Janice & Ann Y. Smith. Images of Connecticut. John Frederick Kensett and the Connecticut Shore. Waterbury, The Mattatuck Museum: 2001. A lovely exhibition catalog of the 19th century artists views of the (then) serene Connecticut shoreline. Softcover. 12"x9", 44 pages, color and b/w illustrations. Near fine. [32065] $40.00

 

162. Kirk, John T. The Shaker World. Art, Life, Belief. New York; Harry N. Abrams: 1997. A groundbreaking study of the Shakers, integrating a survey of their beliefs, religious practices and daily life, and showing how these affected and influenced their architecture and crafts, including their furniture and "gift drawings". Beautifully illustrated. Hardcover. 9"x12", 286 pages, color and b/w illustrations, dj. A fine copy. [32150] $50.00

 

163. Kjellberg, Pierre. Bronzes of the 19th Century. Dictionary of Sculptors. Atglen, Schiffer Publishing: 1994. This translation of an important French reference is illustrated with almost 1000 photographs and contains biographies of almost 750 19th century French artists in bronze. Hardcover. 9"x12", 684 pages, b/w and some color illustrations, dj. Light wear, a nice copy. [32074] $125.00

 

A Marvelous Trade Catalog of Weathervanes & Architectural Elements -

164. L. Bonfils & E. Fesquet. Ornements en Zinc, Cuivre, Tole, Plomb. Estampes & Marteles. Paris, around 1900. A marvelous trade catalog of architectural ornaments in zinc, copper, iron and lead including weathervanes, window surrounds, cornices, balustrades and other moldings and railings. It is the large and varied assortment of fancy weathervanes, though, which really stand out in this fin-de-siecle era catalog. Softcover. 9.5"x12.5", 170 b/w plates + 1 page. Tips thumbed, minor soil. [32042] $400.00

 

165. Larsen, Ellouise Baker. American Historical Views on Staffordshire China. New York; Dover Publications: 1975. Revised ed. A reissue of the 1950 enlarged and revised edition of this classic and still-standard reference work. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 345 pages, b/w illustrations, dj. A nice copy. [32204] $40.00

 

166. [Lassiter] Important Shaker Furniture and Related Decorative Arts: The William L. Lassiter Collection. New York; Sotheby’s: November 13th, 1981. The auction of the collection of William Lassiter, lifelong student of the Shakers and their arts. Softcover. 9"x9", 62 pages, 179 lots, b/w illustrations. Light wear, a nice copy. [32184] $35.00

 

167. [Lawton] Rare and Valuable American Furniture, Paintings, Silver... from the Collection of Herbert Lawton, Boston, Mass. New York; American Art Association: April 2nd-3rd, 1937. Sale 4314. An important sale of American silver and furniture, including pieces by Phyfe, Townsend, Goddard, Seymour, McIntire, Coney, Revere, Burt, etc. There was also an outstanding collection of American portrait miniatures, including works by Peale, Fraser, Malbone, Inman, Copley, the Birch enamel of Washington, and Ellen Sharpless' bust of Hamilton. Lawton was a prosperous textile manufacturer who "assembled collections" of American antiques and then sold it all off from time to time... Softcover. 7"x10.5", 168 pages, 410 lots, 150 lots illustrated in b/w. Covers with light soil, a few chips. Title page browned, light soil, half-title slightly spotted. [31956] $75.00

 

168. [Lawton] Early American Furniture, Silver and Paintings from the Collection of Herbert Lawton, Boston, Mass. New York; Parke-Bernet Galleries: January 4th, 1940. Sale 158. An auction of fine furniture, silver and portrait miniatures. Amongst the silver is the Col. William Lee tankard by Paul Revere. Softcover. 7.5"x10.5", 64 pages, 200 lots; light wear, a little soil. Priced. [31867] $65.00

 

169. Levin, Elaine. The History of American Ceramics, 1607 to the Present. From pipkins and bean pots to contemporary forms. New York; Harry N. Abrams: 1988. This is fundamentally a book on the rise of the artist-potter and studio ceramicist of the late 19th and early 20th century, with more than half the book being devoted to work since 1930. An excellent reference. Hardcover. 9.5"x11.5", 351 pages, b/w and color illustrations. A fine copy. [32093] $75.00

 

170. [Levine] The Pamela & Donald Levine Collection of American Glass and Lighting, 1825-1875. Portsmouth; Northeast Auctions: November 6, 2004, April 1, 2005, and August 5, 2005. The auction sale of a collection 25 years in the making, focused on rare Sandwich and other New England glass. Softcover. 8.5"x11", 104 pages, 707 lots, profusely illustrated in color and b/w. Light wear. [32183] $75.00

 

171. [Lowy] 20th Century American Frames from the Lowy Collection. New York; Julius Lowy Framing: 1996. A beautifully-photographed catalog of 34 outstanding American 20th century frames from the collection of this noted dealer and restorer. Each frame is succinctly described. Now uncommon. Softcover. 11"x9", 2 pages + 34 color plates. Light wear. [32177] $150.00

 

172. [Lowy] Antique Spanish Frames from the Lowy Collection. New York; Julius Lowy Framing: 2000. A beautifully-photographed catalog of 33 outstanding frames from the collection of this noted dealer and restorer, ranging from the 16th century to the 19th. Each frame is succinctly described. Now uncommon. Softcover. 11"x9", 2 pages + 33 color plates. Light wear. [32176] $150.00

 

173. 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. [90262] $59.50

 

174. [Marcus] Selections from the American Folk Art Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Robert P. Marcus. New York; Sotheby's: October 14th, 1989. A collection primarily of weathervanes, whirligigs, sculpture and folk paintings. The weathervanes are spectacular, and include squirrels, geese, a "Jack Tar", all sorts of horses, a Humpmobile, firemen, and Indians. Softcover. 8.5"x11", about 100 pages, 67 lots, copiously illustrated in color and b/w; a nice catalog. [31975] $35.00

 

175. [Matisse] Elderfield, John. Henri Matisse. A Retrospective. New York; Museum of Modern Art / Harry N. Abrams: 1992. 2nd prtg. A magnificent catalog that accompanied an important exhibition of the artist’s work. More than 400 works -paintings, drawings, prints, sculpture and paper cuts, are illustrated, 320 of them in color. Hardcover. 10"x12", 480 pages, color and b/w illustrations, dj. Near fine. [32002] $125.00

 

176. [Maynard] A Collection of Fine Early American & Old English Furniture, Silver, Glass, China, & Contemporary Embellishments, to be sold by the order of Mr. Ross H. Maynard, East Middlebury, Vt. New York; The Anderson Galleries: November 6, 1926. Ross H. Maynard was one of the early enthusiasts of American furniture who spent 30 years developing a fine collection. Just a few years after selling these pieces he was again collecting, and would purchase an early American Queen Anne escritoire and publish a rare monograph about it. Softcover. 6"x9.25", 40 pages, 168 lots, b/w illustrations. Covers with some soil, a little wear, sticker on cover. Priced. [31883] $75.00

 

177. [McCleery] American Waterfowl Decoys. The Distinguished Collection of Dr. James M. McCleery. New York; Sotheby’s: January 22-23, 2000. The catalog to the auction of a distinguished collection. A superb catalog, with detailed descriptions and several essays. Softcover. 8.5"x11", 247 pages 641 lots, color illustrations. Fine. [32190] $125.00

 

178. [McClelland] French and English Antique Furniture and Objets d’Art. A Distinctive Collection Formed by Nancy McClelland. New York; American Art Association, Anderson Galleries: December 2-3, 1932. Sale 4003. The noted antique dealer and authority on wallpaper and furniture put together an outstanding selection for this auction, including signed French cabinetry, and rare wallpapers. Softcover. 6"x9.5", 108 pages, 280 lots, b/w illustrations. Light wear, minor soil. [31892] $60.00

 

179. [McMullan] Islamic Carpets. The Joseph V. McMullan Collection. [contained in] The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, June, 1970. An issue of the ‘Bulletin’ devoted to an exhibition of rugs from this famous collection. McMullan eventually gave most of his collection to the Met., but this exhibition also included some carpets he had given to other museums. Softcover. 8"x10", 32 pages, color illustrations. Light soil. [32117] $20.00

 

180. [Melanesia] Hurst, Norman. Power and Prestige. The Arts of Melanesia and the Polynesian Outliers. Cambridge; Hurst Gallery: 1996. A beautifully produced, well-illustrated exhibition catalog. Softcover. 8.5"x11", 88 pages, color and b/w illustrations. A very nice copy. [32173] $30.00

 

181. [Melanesia] Meyer, Emily S., et al. Art and Artifacts of Melanesia. Cambridge; Hurst Gallery: 1992. The bulk of the artifacts in this exhibition were from Papau New Guinea, with items from the Solomons, new Ireland, the Hebrides, and the Admiralty Islands. Softcover. 8"x11", 79 pages, b/w illustrations. Light wear. [32172] $25.00

 

182. Miller, Judith & Martin. Pine & Country Furniture -Miller’s Buyer’s Guide. Kent; Miller Publications: 1997. A sweeping collection of photos, hundreds in color, along with short descriptions and prices of all types of English and European pine and country furniture of the 18th and 19th centuries. Hardcover. 6.5"x11", 353 pages, 3,500 pieces illustrated, several hundred in color. Dj. Light cover soil. [31984] $25.00

 

183. [Molesworth] Thomas Molesworth Furnishings for George Sumers' "Old Lodge", Glenwood Springs, Circa 1935. The property of Dr. and Mrs. George S. Bayoud. New York; Christies: June 7, 1995. Sale 8180. The catalog of an auction devoted to the whimsical, unique, Western-themed furniture, lighting, architectural details, paintings, textiles, Navajo rugs and blankets, and native American pottery and crafts from George Sumers' "Old Lodge". A catalogue which has become unaccountably scarce. Softcover. 8"x11", 129 pages, 318 lots, color illustrations, two folding architectural plans of the "Old Lodge", essays about and chronology of Thomas Molesworth, prices realized sheet included. Minor wear, near fine. [31825] $350.00

 

184. Montgomery, Charles F. American Furniture. The Federal Period, in the Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum. Atglen; Schiffer Publishing: 2001. A new printing of the standard work, based on the collections at Winterthur. Hardcover. 9"x12", 497 pages, color and b/w illustrations; dj. Jacket somewhat worn. [32053] $60.00

 

185. Mudge, Jean M, et al. Ceramics and Glass at the Essex Institute. Salem; Essex Institute: 1985. A short catalog of the China Trade porcelain, English and European ceramics, local pottery, and English and American glass, mostly early 19th century. Softcover. 8"x8", 64 pages, b/w illustrations. Light wear. [32226] $20.00

 

186. Mudge, Jean McClure. Chinese Export Porcelain in North America. New York; Clarkson N. Potter: 1986. Building on her prior book on the subject, the author includes hundreds of additional specimens of Chinese Export porcelain found in American collections, many never-before photographed, in this beautifully illustrated and informative study. Softcover. 9.5"x10", 300 pages, color and b/w illustrations; bibliography. A very nice copy. [30250] $40.00

 

187. [Myers] The Collection of Louis Guerineau Myers. American Furniture of the XVIII-XIX Century, with a Large Group of the Finest Work of Duncan Phyfe... New York; American Art Association, Anderson Galleries: April 7-9th, 1932. Sale 3963. One of the most important private collections of American furniture to come to the auction block in the 1930s. R.T.H. Halsey wrote an appreciation of Myers for this catalog in which he says- "He knew infinitely more about the touch of the old time craftsman and the wiles of the present day forgers than those of us who frequently called upon him... His judgment was unerring. There is no one to take his place. His ability and zeal as a collector has long been evidenced in his collections, and his much sought-after advice greatly improved the quality of several of the important collections of American furniture assembled during the past decade. It is safe to say that had not Louis Guerineau Myers lived, the knowledge of much of the excellence of craftsmanship of our eighteenth century cabinetmakers would not yet have been known to us. He led the way". The furniture assembled here is spectacular, with an especially important selection of rare Phyfe pieces. Myers wrote a book about pewter but never did write one about furniture. This catalog makes extensive use of his personal notes, quoting many of them in the catalog descriptions, making this, in effect as close as we will ever come to a book about American furniture by this noted collector and scholar. Softcover. 7.5"x10.5", 170 pages, 567 lots, b/w illustrations. Light soil, light water wrinkle along the bottom margin. [31962] $150.00

 

188. Naetzker, Donald p. Waste Not. Want Not. The Art of the Make-Do. Published by the author: 1986. A unique folk-art collection of mostly 19th-century "make-do’s -glass, ceramics and other broken objects converted by thrifty owners to a new purpose. There are a number of lamps made up of partial glass lamps with glass and metal or wood bases or other parts added. Glass goblets and broken lamps also form the bases for a number of pincushions. Fascinating. Softcover. 6"x9", b/w and color illustrations. Light wear. [32113] $45.00

 

189. Ostergard, Derek E. (ed.). Bent Wood and Metal Furniture: 1850-1946. University of Washington Press:1987. The rather magnificent catalog to an important loan exhibition. The text includes essays by Alessandro Alvera, Graham Dry, Robert Keil, Derek E. Ostergard, Christopher Wilk, and Christian Witt-Dorring. Hardcover. 11.5"x10", 366 pages, packed with hundreds of b/w illustrations; dj. A near fine copy. [32069] $100.00

 

190. Page, John F. Litchfield County Furniture, 1730-1850. Litchfield Historical Society: 1969. The well illustrated catalog to a loan exhibition which drew on a number of private and public collections. Includes short biographical notes on identified Litchfield County cabinetmakers. Semowich 827. Ames & Ward. Softcover. 8"x8", 124 pages, b/w illustrations. Cover soil, tips thumbed. [32138] $60.00

 

191. [Palley] The American Folk Art Collection of Sandy and Julie Palley. New York; Sotheby's: January 18, 2002. The catalog of an auction devoted to American folk paintings, quilts, furniture, metalwork, woodwork, rugs and embroidery from the Sandy and Julie Palley collection. Softcover. 8"x11", 100 pages, 84 lots, color illustrations, prices realized handwritten in ink under lot descriptions. Fine condition. [31835] $45.00

 

192. Palmer, Arlene. Glass in Early America. Selections from the Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum. New York; W.W. Norton, for the Winterthur Museum: 1993. One of the most significant books published in the 20th century about American glass. This fine volume is both a catalog of the Winterthur collection and a collection itself -of seven essays, each covering a specific topic, from American table glass and lighting devices to bottles and flasks, and accessories. Hardcover. 10"x11.5", 425 pages, b/w and color illustrations, dj; a fine copy in a fine jacket. [32092] $75.00

 

193. Parissien, Steven. Regency Style. London; Phaidon Press: 1992. A colorful, exuberant, joyful celebration of the Regency style. There are separate chapters on architecture, windows & doors, joinery & plasterwork, lighting & baths, colors & coverings, furniture, and gardens. Profusely illustrated with photographs and reproductions of period illustrations. Softcover. 10"x11.5", 240 pages, color and b/w illustrations. A very nice copy. [32057] $45.00

 

194. Peal, Christopher A. British Pewter and Britannia Metal, for Pleasure and Investment. New York, Peebles Press: 1971. A very useful study with good advice for collectors- Peal was a former President of The Pewter Society and a noted collector of English pewter wares. Hardcover. 7"x10", 200 pages, several color and many b/w illustrations, dj. Light wear. [32086] $25.00

 

195. [Peale] Holland, Eugenia C., et al. Four Generations of Commissions. The Peale Collection of the Maryland Historical Society. Baltimore; Maryland Historical Society: 1975. The catalog of a loan exhibition covering four generations of the Painting Peale Family. Softcover. 6"x9", 187 pages, b/w illustrations. Light wear, covers a bit rubbed, black label at the top of the spine. [31999] $25.00

 

196. Pearse, G.E. Eighteenth Century Furniture in South Africa. Pretoria; J.L. Van Schaik: 1960. The magnum opus on the subject of 18th century Cape furniture, its origins and development. It begins with an examination of 17th century furniture in both Holland and South Africa before moving on to the main topic. There are also chapters on the timbers used by Cape craftsmen, and related china, silver and glass. Profusely illustrated with photographs and line drawings. Hardcover. 10"x13", ix + 193 pages, 64 b/w plates and 223 b/w illustrations, dj, bibliography. Light wear, jacket a bit soiled. [32046] $500.00

 

197. Pendergast, A.W. & W. Porter Ware. Cigar Store Figures in American Folk Art. Chicago; Lightner Publishing: 1953. The authors traveled the countryside by bus in search of their quarry, and bring a wry sense of humor to the chase. They note, in regards to using material from other authors- "If we did not ourselves build up our book by consulting the works of those who have passed on before us, the value of our work would be infinitesimal. Some of the older authors are dead, anyway, and should give us little annoyance". Hardcover. 6"x9", 76 pages, numerous b/w illustrations. Light wear. [32096] $40.00

 

198. [Perry] Rare Early English Silver Spoons, including a complete set of apostle spoons with the master spoon, property of the late Marsden J. Perry. New York; Anderson Galleries: April 4th, 1936. A special mini-catalog devoted to several lots of early and rare apostle spoons. Softcover. 7"x10", 4 pages plus 2 b/w plates, including 1 folding plate; self-wrappers. Light soil. [31955] $40.00

 

A Handsome Album of Pyrenees Views -

199. [Photography] Souvenir de Cauterets. No place, no date. [France, probably ca. 1880]. A handsome folio album with 12 mounted albumen views of this picturesque town in the Pyrenees, not far from the Spanish border. Nestled in a river valley between high mountains, this must have been a popular resort town. Hardcover. 17.5"x13", 12 mounted albumen prints on printed mounts. Publisher’s red pebbled cloth with gilt titles and rules. Marbled endpapers. Covers moderately soiled, some rubbing. Contents fine. [32200] $500.00

 

200. Pinn, Keith. Paktong. The Chinese Alloy in Europe, 1680-1820. Woodbridge; Antique Collectors’ Club: 1999. An important study of the Chinese alloy ‘paktong’, a silver substitute used for making many household articles in the 18th century, including fire grates, candlesticks, inkstands, and other small items. The book features pieces from Pinn’s fine collection of Chinese and English paktong. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 190 pages, color and b/w illustrations, dj. A fine copy. [32151] $150.00

 

201. Pinto de Matos, Maria Antonia. Chinese Export Porcelain from the Museum of Anastacio Goncalves, Lisbon. London; Phillip Wilson: 1996. A magnificent volume which catalogs the collection of Anastacio Goncalves, one of the most important such collections in the world. Additional essays explore the development of Portuguese trade in porcelain with China, the export trade in China, and the history of the Goncalves Collection. Hardcover. 9.5"x11.5", 287 pages, color illustrations, dj. Fine. [32210] $175.00

 

202. Pinto, Maria Helena Mendes & Maria de Sousa. Portuguese Furniture. Collection Guide. Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga: 2000. A well-illustrated guide to the 16th-early 19th century Portuguese furniture in the collection of the National Museum of Ancient Art. Softcover. 5.5"x9.5", 128 pages, color illustrations. Fine. [32036] $50.00

 

203. [Pompeii] Raccolta de piu belli ed interressanti Dipinti Musaiei ed altri monumenti rinvenuti negli Scavi di Ercolano, di Pompei, e di Stabia che ammiransi nel Museo Nazionale. Naples, Tarallo e Paderni: 1871. An elegant pictorial survey of antiquities excavated from Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Stabbia, in the collection of the National Museum in Naples. The objects include marble and bronze sculptures, silver, jewelry, lamps, pottery, glass, mosaics, murals, and other decorations. Most of the plates are printed in black, but several are printed in colored ink, including an exquisite plate of a cameo glass two-handled cinerary urn printed in blue. Hardcover. 9"x11.5", title page, 165 steel-engraved plates (several folding), 2 pages of Index. Lacking the last 2 Index pages -most of the plates do not have captions, so for the most part only the objects in the first 74 plates (the ones we have index pages for) can be identified. Ex-library, with a perforation on the title page and stamps on the backs of the plates. Minor internal soil. Bound into new plain cloth covers with a leather spine label. [32050] $250.00

 

and now, let us take a moment to consider-

Portrait Miniatures & Silhouettes

 

204. Bolton, Ethel S. Wax Portraits and Silhouettes. Boston; Massachusetts Society of Colonial Dames of America: 1915. 2nd ed. The first and only monograph on American wax portraits. The initial research for this project was undertaken for a talk before the Society of Colonial Dames. The Society's exhibition of wax portraits, silhouettes and miniatures, mounted in 1913-14, brought together many of the examples on which this study was based. The 1929 revision [see next item] has additional plates but lacks three of the plates used here. Hardcover. 6"x8", 88 pages plus 1 color and 30 b/w plates. Light soil, a little wear, but a very nice copy. [31745] $100.00

 

205. Bolton, Ethel S. American Wax Portraits. Boston; Houghton Mifflin Company: 1929. Edition limited to 550 copies. For this edition the text has been revised, amplified, and focused on the waxes. Three plates of waxes were deleted and ten added. Hardcover. 6.5"x9", 68 pages, plus 16 b/w plates. Minor cover soil, a few internal spots, partially unopened. [31744] $125.00

 

206. Carrick, Alice van Leer. Shades of our Ancestors. American Profiles and Profilists. Boston; Little, Brown, and Co.: 1928. An important early study of American silhouettes. Carrick discusses the various methods used by American silhouettists, where they worked, and their silhouettes. Hardcover. 7"x10", 205 pages, profusely illustrated in b/w; color frontispiece. Covers with soil and some spots and rubbing. Some minor internal browning. Not a pretty copy, but solid and functional. [31748] $30.00

 

207. Catalogue of English and Continental Miniatures, the Property of the late Dr. C.J. Colombos, Q.C., and others. London; Christie, Manson & Woods: February 18th, 1969. A fine selection of portrait miniatures. Softcover. 6"x9.5", 36 pages, plus 6 b/w plates; 155 lots; prices realized stapled to title page. [07573] $25.00

 

208. Constant-Viguier, et al. Nouveau Manuel complet de Miniature, de Gouache, du Lavis a la Sepia, de l’Aquarelle et de la Peinture a la Cire, par Mm. Constant-Viguier, Langlois-Longueville et Duroziez. Paris; La Libraire Encyclopedique Roret: 1845. Nouvelle edition. First published in 1828, this treatise on miniature and watercolor painting includes instructions for preparing and painting on ivory, glass, concave and black glass and other materials, creating and outlining designs, gives suggestions for colors and mediums and discusses subject matter and effects, thoroughly going over every technical and artistic aspect of the subjects. One of the plates illustrates a painter's kit, with paintbox, brushes, suggested set ups for the palette and a hand-colored color wheel. The other plate illustrates how to effectively chose and frame a view from a natural landscape, including dealing with its geometric elements. A charming manual. Softcover. 4"x6", viii + 356 pages plus 2 folding plates, one with an attractive hand-colored color wheel. Original paper covers, covers with slight chipping; a little toning and spotting throughout, page tips and fore-edge a bit browned, etc. Still, an attractive copy in the publisher’s original paper covers. [31376] $250.00

 

209. Debillemot-Chardon, Mme. G. La Miniature sur Ivoire. Essai Historique et Traite Pratique. Paris; Librairie Renouard: no date [c.1910]. Both a history of the rise and fall of the art of miniatures portraits on ivory in France and England, and a thorough examination of the techniques used to paint them. Hardcover. 6.5"x10", xi + 158 pages, plus 16 gravure plates with tissue guards; original softcovers bound into beautiful full red leather with raised bands and elaborate giltwork on the spine and covers; silked endpapers, and gilt dentelles. Binding signed "S.Simon Rel." Endpapers with several tears, covers with some rubbing and a little cracking at the joints, etc. A presentation copy, inscribed by the author to George Jay Gould, and with Gould’s "Georgian Court" bookplate. Gould was the son of the railroad magnate Jay Gould. [08171] $300.00

 

210. Dunbar, Philip H. Portrait Miniatures on Ivory 1750-1850. From the Collection of The Connecticut Historical Society. [in the] Connecticut Historical Society Bulletin, October, 1964. An entire issue devoted to this subject, with an historical essay on miniature painting and painters in Connecticut, and a catalog of 53 examples in the collection. Softcover. 6"x9", 47 pages, many b/w illustrations light wear. [90006] $20.00

 

211. Foskett, Daphne. British Portrait Miniatures. A History. London; Spring Books:1968. First published in 1963. A comprehensive study of the art of the miniaturist from the 16th century to the 20th, and one of the best of the general studies. Hardcover. 7"x10.5", 199 pages, color frontispiece and 191 b/w illustrations, dj. Near fine. [08324] $45.00

 

212. Frank, Robin Jaffee. Love and Loss. American Portrait and Mourning Miniatures. New Haven; Yale University Press: 2000. The beautifully produced catalog to the traveling loan exhibition of portrait miniatures assembled by the Yale University Art Gallery. Chapters cover the role miniatures played in society, the miniaturists, and the competition between miniatures and photography. Hardcover. 5.5"x7", 358 pages, many color and b/w illustrations, dj. New. [90135] $35.00

 

213. Jackson, E. Nevill. The History of Silhouettes. London; The Connoisseur: 1911. Emily Jackson just about single-handedly wrote the entire literature on silhouettes and their artists in the first part of this century with her two massive general works on the subject and her companion volume on Auguste Edouart, as well as a number of catalogs. This, her first book, is well illustrated and includes some lovely tipped-in color plates. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 121 + 4 pages, plus 1 color, 7 tipped-in color and 73 b/w plates, dj. A very nice, clean copy in a somewhat chipped jacket. [31750] $175.00

 

214. Jackson, E. Nevill. Silhouette. Notes and a Dictionary. London; Methuen & Co.: 1938. This was Jackson’s final and ultimate work on the subject, the result of more than 30 years’ research. Hardcover. 9"x11.5", xviii + 154 pages, 10 tipped-in color plates and 93 b/w plates, dj. A little soil and wear, jacket somewhat soiled and a bit chipped. [32214] $125.00

 

216. Keyes, Wilma. George Freeman, Miniaturist. 1789-1868. Mansfield Historical Society: 1980. The story of the life and work of a Mansfield, Connecticut-born miniaturist, based on much research into family papers. Includes a list of known works. What would be really useful is a list of unknown works, but it’s surprising how rarely you see such. Softcover. 7"x8.5", 71 pages, b/w illustrations. Cover sunned. [31344] $45.00

 

217. Lister, Raymond. The British Miniature. London; Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons: 1951. One of the best studies of the development of the art of the miniature from the Middle Ages to modern times, with much interesting material on 20th century miniatures and miniaturists. Lister was the Librarian for the Royal Society of Miniature Painters, Sculptors, and Gravers. Highly recommended. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 114 pages, color frontispiece and 68 b/w plates, dj. A very nice copy in a lightly worn jacket. [31751] $35.00

 

218. A Massachusetts Collection featuring Portrait Miniatures. Boston; Skinner: February 18, 2007. The auction catalog of a fine collection which included 112 portrait miniatures (many American) in addition to other American portraits and silhouettes. Also a Paul Revere silver tongue depressor. Softcover, 8.5"x11", 88 pages, 250 lots, color illustrations. Light wear. [31690] $25.00

 

219. Miles, Ellen G. Saint-Memin and the Neoclassical Profile Portrait in America. Washington; Barra Foundation / National Portrait Gallery / Smithsonian Institution Press: 1994. Saint Memin was perhaps the greatest, and certainly most famous, miniature portraitist working in America in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. In fourteen years, between 1796 and 1810, he made almost a thousand portraits, his sitters including Washington, Jefferson, John Adams, Paul Revere and Meriwether Lewis. This fine study includes an illustrated catalog of Saint Memin portraits as well as a biography. Hardcover. 9.5"x12", 461 pages, filled with b/w illustrations, dj. Light wear, a nice copy. [31766] $200.00

 

220. Oliver, Andrew. Auguste Edouart's Silhouettes of Eminent Americans, 1839-1844. Charlottesville; published for the National Portrait Gallery by the University Press of Virginia: 1977. Of all the practitioners of the almost-lost art of the silhouette, by far the most accomplished and prominent was Auguste Edouart. This volume, with informative introductory material by Andrew Oliver, provides a vivid glimpse of the complete art of the silhouette as it was accomplished so long ago. Hardcover. 8.5"x11.5", 553 pages, 348 full-page b/w plates; dj. A near fine copy. [30937] $100.00

 

221. Parker, Barbara Neville. New England Miniatures, 1750-1850. Boston Museum of Fine Arts: 1957. The catalog of a noteworthy loan exhibition of New England portrait miniatures, with an essay by Barbara Neville entitled "The Art of Miniature Painting in New England". Softcover. 5"x7.5", about 80 pages, 60 color and b/w illustrations. Covers lightly worn and a bit soiled. [31747] $25.00

 

222. Reynolds, Graham. English Portrait Miniatures. London; Adam & Charles Black: 1952. A history of English miniatures of the 17th and 18th centuries, from Nicholas Hilliard to Samuel Cooper and Richard Cosway. Hardcover. 5.5"x8.5", 213 pages, plus 24 b/w plates, dj. Bookplate, name on endpaper, jacket worn. [31752] $35.00

 

223. Rifken, Blume J. Silhouettes in America, 1790-1840. A Collector's Guide. Burlington; Paradigm Press: 1987. A very nice guidebook, well illustrated and informatively written. In addition, there is a Foreword by Robert Bishop. Softcover. 5.5"x8.5", 114 pages, b/w illustrations. Fine. [31746] $65.00

 

224. Wehle, Harry B. American Miniatures 1730-1850. One hundred and seventy-three portraits selected with a descriptive account. Garden City; Doubleday, Page & Co. for the Metropolitan Museum of Art: 1927. The first edition of this standard study of American miniatures and their painters. It includes introductions to the development of miniature painting and the use of ivory, and then goes on to the development of American miniature painting, treated regionally and chronologically. There is also a biographical dictionary of American miniature painters, compiled by Theodore Bolton. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 127 pages, plus a color frontispiece and 4 color and 44 b/w plates. A very nice, clean, tight copy. [31749] $50.00

 

225. Wharton, Anne Hollingsworth. Heirlooms in Miniatures. Philadelphia; J.B. Lippincott Company: 1897. An early general work with much amusing and interesting anecdotal information and many fine plates. Hardcover. 5"x8.5", 259 pages, color frontispiece and hundreds of b/w illustrations; the yellow cloth binding, a bright binding but a bit dry, with a loose front hinge; some cover soil. [09085] $50.00

 

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226. Post, Anton. Mettlacher Steinzeug 1885-1905. Wheeling; Hans J. Ammelounx: 1975. A very useful reprinting of 8 Mettlach catalogs, and portions of catalogs, which were issued between 1885 and 1905, illustrating thousands of steins, plates, plaques and other stonewares. German/English text. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 368 pages, b/w illustrations and several color plates. Fine. [32211] $150.00

 

227. Puig, Francis & Michael Conforti (eds.). The American Craftsman and the European Tradition, 1620-1820. Minneapolis Institute of Arts: 1989. An extremely important exhibition and series of essays. Most of the focus is on furniture, with essays by Robert Trent, Morrison Hecksher, Francis Puig, Donna Pierce, and Gregory Wiedman. In addition, Gary Nash and Barbara Ward contribute overviews of the main theme, and there are separate essays on silver by Barbara Ward and Gerald Ward, American glass by Arlene Palmer, and American china by Graham Hood. Softcover. 8.5"x11", 295 pages, color and b/w illustrations; some wear, tips thumbed, etc. A used copy. [32133] $65.00

 

228. Ray, Anthony. English Delftware Pottery in the Robert Hall Warren Collection, Ashmoleum Museum, Oxford. Boston Book and Art Shop: 1968. The Warren Collection was formed between 1920 and 1939, and includes many outstanding examples. The catalog rejects uncertain specific manufacturer attributions, and instead is arranged by manufacturing centers and decorating style. Shards were used to further identify some specimens. A scholarly and cautious catalog of an important collection, with much interesting information for the collector of English pottery. Hardcover. 7.5"x10", 248 pages, 8 color and 96 b/w plates, dj. Light wear, jacket with light soil and wear, but a nice copy. [32087] $75.00

 

229. Reed, Henry M. Decorated Furniture of the Mahantongo Valley. Bucknell University, Center Gallery Publications: 1987. Limited to 1500 copies. A very well-documented book which accompanied an exhibition of the distinctive painted furniture of this region in southeastern Pennsylvania. Includes a Foreword by Monroe Fabian, a checklist of known pieces, and much background material. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 95 pages, color and b/w illustrations, dj. A fine copy. [32153] $500.00

 

230. Rinaldi, John F. The Lloyd Collection of Napoleonic Prisoner-of-War Artifacts. Kennebunkport Maritime Museum: 1986. A good catalog of an important collection of French prisoner-of-war work in bone, straw, paper and other materials. Softcover. 8.5"x11", 114 pages, color and b/w illustrations. Light wear, a nice copy. [32014] $100.00

 

231. Robotti, Frances Diane. Chronicles of Old Salem. A History in Miniature. New York; Bonanza Books: 1960s. An interesting chronological recounting of interesting or important events in Salem history from its founding to the early 20th Century. Hardcover. 5.5"x8.5", 129 pages, b/w illustrations, dj. Light wear. [32098] $15.00

 

232. [Rockwell] Norman Rockwell. Sixteen Works from a Midwestern Corporate Collection. New York; Sotheby’s: December 1, 1994. The auction of 16 works by Norman Rockwell, with extensive descriptive text. Softcover. 8"x10.5", 22+ pages, 16 lots, all lots illustrated in color. Small institutional stamp on title page, else fine. [31694] $25.00

 

233. [Sack -King Hooper Mansion] The Important Collection of American Antiques from the King Hooper Mansion, Marblehead, Mass. Sold by Order of Mr. I. Sack, Boston. New York; The Anderson Galleries: December 10-11, 1926. Sale 2112. The first of Israel Sack’s famous "King Hooper Mansion" sales. Sack filled the historic Marblehead mansion with period furniture and accessories, left them on display there for a year, and then sold them all at auction; and then he did it again. Softcover. 7.5"x10", 104 pages, 304 lots, b/w illustrations. Covers a bit worn with a few creases and tips thumbed and creased, minor soil. Small, faint water stain in the very corner of the lower gutter. [31971] $125.00

 

234. [Sack -King Hooper Mansion] Important American Antiques from the King Hooper Mansion, Marblehead, Mass. [Part Two]. Sold by Order of Mr. I. Sack, Boston. New York; The Anderson Galleries: November 11-12, 1927. Sale 2192. The second of Israel Sack’s famous "King Hooper Mansion" sales. Softcover. 7.5"x10", 141 pages, 291 lots, b/w illustrations. Light soil, a little wear, slight stain at the top corner near the spine. Spine head chipped, very light water "wave" along the top of the first pages. [31972] $125.00

 

235. [Sack] American Antiques, Collected of Israel Sack, Boston, Mass. New York; American Art Association, Anderson Galleries: November 7-9th, 1929. Sale 3787. This sale included the General John Stark Heirlooms and was brilliantly timed to coincide with the Stock Market Crash. Softcover. 7"x10.5", 180 pages, 412 lots, b/w illustrations. Covers with moderate soil, slight crease to cover and first ten pages. Slight stain in the lower gutter triangle. [31973] $100.00

 

236. [Sack] One Hundred Important American Antiques. New York; Anderson Galleries: January 9th, 1932. Sale 3940. "Colonial and Early Federal Furniture, Silver and Porcelains of Distinguished Provenance by and attributed to Chapin, Cowell, Dummer, Goddard, Gostelow, Hurd, Le Roux, McIntire, Phyfe, Randolph, Revere, Savery, Seymour, Soumaine, Titcomb, The Townsends, Whittemore, Wilder, The Willards, acquired from notable collections by Israel Sack". Paper-covered card covers. 8"x11", 137 pages, 100 lots, numerous b/w illustrations. Covers with a little soil and wear. [32182] $125.00

 

237. [Sack] The Boston Collection of Israel Sack -Early American Furniture and Decorations, including examples by Duncan Phyfe, John Townsend and Elisha Bass... New York; American Art Association, Anderson Galleries: May 20th, 1932. Sale 3978. Sack liquidated the stock of his Boston store as the Depression deepened; many of the items here had been shown at the Washington Bicentennial Exhibition in New York. Softcover. 7.5"x10.5", 49 pages, 181 lots, b/w illustrations. Light soil, a little wear. Slight stain in the lower gutter triangle. [31974] $100.00

 

238. Sack, Harold & Max Wilk. American Treasure Hunt. The Legacy of Israel Sack. New York; DKB Publishing: 1993. The inside story of the rise and continuing fame of the antiques firm created by Israel Sack and carried on by his son, Harold. Softcover. 6"x9", 287 pages, b/w illustrations. Light wear. [32107] $15.00

 

239. Sanborn, Kate. Hunting Indians in a Taxi-Cab. Boston; Richard D. Badger, The Gorham Press: 1911. An interesting tale by an early collector of cigar store Indian figures, and a legendary rarity in the history of books on American decorative arts. This copy was not in good shape when we bought it and has been restored by our binder, but the title is rare in any condition. Hardcover. 6"x9", 74 pages, 15 b/w plates. Ex-library with a few minor stamps, and some cover soil. Professionally rebacked, with new endpapers. The pages in copies of this book have become very brittle over the years, and this copy was a mess when we bought it, with many pages cracked off from the binding and some with major edge chipping. Our binder has done a magnificent job restoring it, remounting the pages with archival materials, filling in the chipped edges and stabilizing the binding. It still needs to be handled with care, as the paper is still brittle, but with careful handling it will be a valued addition to any folk art library for years to come. [32051] $1,500.00

 

240. [Sax] Highly Important Americana from the Stanley Paul Sax Collection. New York; Sotheby's: January 16-17th, 1998. The auction of the superlative collection of this well-known and discerning collector of fine American furniture and other antiques. The catalog includes an appreciation of Sax by Wendell Garrett. Hardcover. 9"x11.5", 579 lots, about 300 pages, profusely illustrated in color and b/w; dj; a nice copy. [31978] $60.00

 

241. Scherer, Margaret R., et al. The China Trade and Its Influences. New York; Metropolitan Museum of Art: 1941. A loan exhibition of textiles, ceramics, furniture, paintings, prints, fans, metalware, and silver. In addition to Scherer's essay, the text includes two essays by Joseph Downs. Softcover. 6"x9", 21 pages of text plus 101 b/w illustrations; light soil, front cover hinge torn for about 3". [32217] $40.00

 

242. [Schernikow] Hooked Rugs. Benches with Hooked Rug Coverings & Bedspreads. Collected by Mrs. Edward O. Schernikow, New York City. New York; The Anderson Galleries: November 20-21, 1928. Sale 2291. An interesting auction of a wide variety of hooked rugs. Softcover. 6"x9.25", 49 pages, 325 lots, b/w illustrations, priced. Some soil and wear, spine reglued, and fragile. [31889] $60.00

 

243. Schiffer, Herbert, Peter and Nancy. Antique Iron. Survey of American and English Forms, fifteenth through nineteenth centuries. Atglen, Schiffer Publishing: 1979. "Architectural hardware, lighting devices, and irons, tools, toys, weathervanes, fences and gates, and kitchen utensils are all presented, with examples taken from rarely-viewed private collections as well as major museums". Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 348+ pages, filled with b/w illustrations, dj. Light soil, a nice copy. [32079] $50.00

 

244. Schiffer, Herbert. Early Pennsylvania Hardware. Exton; Schiffer Publishing: 1966. A very helpful survey of types of antique hardware, meant to be used by architects and owners of period homes who want to restore them authentically. Softcover. 6"x9", 63 pages, line illustrations. Light wear. [32081] $20.00

 

245. [Seawolf Silver] A Personal Touch. The Seawolf Collection of Late 19th- and Early 20th-Cetury Silver. Rotterdam; NAi Publishers: 2004. A grand exhibition catalog of Art Nouveau and Aesthetic period silver. Hardcover. 10"x12.5", 263 pages, color and b/w illustrations, dj. Fine. [32181] $50.00

 

246. [Seidlitz] Important American Furniture. The Collection of Doris and Richard M. Seidlitz. New York; Sotheby's: January 30th, 1988. Sale 5682. A small but exquisite collection of formal furniture, including many Goddard/Townsend pieces. Softcover. 8.25"x10.5", 40 pages, 30 lots, color and b/w illustrations. [31977] $40.00

 

247. Semowich, Charles J. American Furniture Craftsmen Working Prior to 1920, An Annotated Bibliography. Westport; Greenwood Press: 1984. An essential reference because it is more or less complete (up to 1984), although the annotations are brief. Periodical literature is included. The entries are divided into groupings of works about individual craftsmen, works about regional groups of craftsmen, general books, and trade catalogs. Everything is cross-indexed by craftsmen, author-title, and subject. Hardcover. 6.5"x9.5", 381 pages. A fine copy. [31859] $150.00

 

248. Shanken, Marvin R. (ed.). Cigar Aficionado’s World of Cigars. Philadelphia; Running Press: 1996. A colorfully illustrated selection of articles from the pages of ‘Cigar Aficionado’ magazine, including growing, making, smoking, celebrity smokers, and so on. Hardcover. 11.5"x11.5", 136 pages, color and b/w illustrations, dj. Jacket a little worn. [32178] $25.00

 

249. [Sherman] The Private Collection of Frederic Fairchild and Julia Munson Sherman. A Memorial Exhibit. Springfield, George Walter Vincent Smith Art Gallery: 1941. Frederic Fairchild Sherman (1874-1940) was a poet, a passionate art collector, a writer, the publisher of a pioneering series of monographs on American artists, and the editor-publisher of 'Art in America' magazine. This memorial exhibition of paintings from his collection, including work by his favorite artist, Albert Pinkham Ryder, contains text from both his own publications and his private notes. Scarce. Softcover. 8"x11", 24 pages, plus 30 b/w illustrations on 25 plates. Text printed on deckle-edged paper. Some spotting on several plates, light wear, but a nice copy. [32035] $125.00

 

250. [Sieber] Important Shaker and Folk Art. The Collection of George and Roberta Sieber. Litchfield Auction Gallery: July 30, 1988. The catalog to the auction of a very nice collection of Shaker and other folk art, including furniture, paintings, woodenware, baskets, boxes, and so on and on. Softcover. 8.5"x11", 94 pages, 320 lots, b/w and color illustrations. Light soil, a nice copy. [32186] $35.00

 

251. Simpson, Marc. All That Glisters: Brass in Early America. Yale Center for American Art and Material Culture: 1989. A loan exhibition of brass in 18th and early 19th century America. Simpson, with a scholarly short essay on brass in early America. Uncommon. Softcover. 5.5"x8.5", 26 pages, b/w illustrations. A fine copy. [32015] $50.00

 

252. Simpson, Sophia S. Two Hundred Years Ago; or, A Brief History of Cambridgeport and East Cambridge, with notices of some of the early settlers. A Christmas and Birthday Gift for Young persons. Boston; Otis Clapp: 1859. An interesting informal history of Cambridgeport through the 17th and 18th centuries, including some reminiscences of the author’s life there as a girl in the early 19th century. Perhaps most interesting is her vivid and memorable account of the "Great Gale" (a Category 3 hurricane) of September 23, 1815. Hardcover. 5"x6", 111 pages, woodcut frontispiece of the Inman House and 1 b/w illustration. Publisher’s embossed blue cloth with a fancy gilt urn on the cover and elaborate gilt spine decorations. Covers somewhat rubbed, top and base of spine a bit threadbare. A few period pencil notations. [32125] $200.00

 

253. Spillman, Jane S., et al. (eds.). Reflections on Glass. Articles from ‘The Glass Club Bulletin’. National Early American Glass Club: 1993. A selection of articles from the 980s and early 90s on a wide variety of glass-related topics. Softcover. 8.5"x11", 195 pages, b/w illustrations. Light wear. [32031] $35.00

 

254. Sprigg, June & Jim Johnson. Shaker Woodenware. A Field Guide. Stockbridge; Berkshire House: 1992. Covers wooden tools and utensils used in Shaker dwellings and workshops, including rulers, chisels, mallets, spools, hat forms, basket molds, loom pulleys, brushes and combs, apple peelers, and paddles and scoops. The second volume in the ‘Field Guide’ series of Shaker books. Softcover. 6"x9", 168 pages, b/w and several color illustrations. Fine. [95089] $10.00

 

255. Standage, H.C. Cements, Pastes, Glues, and Gums. London; Crosby, Lockwood and Son: ca. 1900. 7th prtg. "A practical guide to the manufacture and application of the various agglutinants required in the building, metal-working, wood-working, and leather-working trades, and for workshop, laboratory, or office use." Hardcover. 4.5"x6.5", viii + 164 pages. A bit soiled. [32196] $100.00

 

256. Stillinger, Elizabeth. The Antiquers. The Lives and Careers, the Deals, the Finds, the Collections of the Men and Women Who Were Responsible for the Changing Taste in American Antiques, 1850-1930. New York; Alfred A. Knopf: 1980. Biographies of all our favorites- Irving W. Lyon, Henry Wood Erving, Francis Hill Bigelow, George Francis Dow, Edwin Atlee Barber, Luke Vincent Lockwood, Francis P. Garvan, Wallace Nutting, the Walpole Society, the Girl Scout Loan exhibition, and many more! Hardcover. 7"x9.5", 301 pages, b/w illustrations, dj. Signed. Light wear, a nice copy. [32159] $40.00

 

257. [Stokes] Canterberry, New Hampshire Shaker Auction- The Stokes Collection. Portsmouth; Ron Bourgeault: October 7, 2000. The action of a very fine and discerning private collection of Shaker furniture, tools, goods and artifacts. Softcover. 8.5"x11", 48 pages, 308 lots, color illustrations. A fine copy. [32187] $40.00

 

258. [Tariffs] The U.S. Tariff; or, Rates of Duties payable on Goods, Wares and Merchandise imported into the United States of America, on and after the First Day of April, 1861. New York; Henry Anstice & Co.: 1861. "Also the U.S. Tariffs of 1857 and 1861, in parallel lines, alphabetically arranged". A treasure trove of information- accordions, alabaster ornaments, artificial flowers, billiard balls and crab claws, to glass of all types, furniture, cut glass knobs, reindeer skins, silk garters, stoneware, tin boxes, wigs, wines, and woolen shawls. Hardcover. 6"x9", 52 pages. Original coarse brown cloth with gilt title. Light cover wear, a little soil on the endpapers, but a very nice copy. [32123] $125.00

 

259. Teahan, John (ed.). Irish Decorative Arts 1550-1928. Smithsonian Institution Travelling Exhibition Service: 1990. A very fine exhibition which included furniture, silver, glass, ceramics, textiles, and other crafts. Softcover. 8.5"x10", 94 pages, b/w and color illustrations. A near fine copy. [32145] $25.00

 

260. Tennant, Emma. Rag Rugs of England and America. London; Walker Books: 1992. A well illustrated survey of American and English rag rugs, antique and modern. Hardcover. 6"x9", 93 pages, color illustrations. A fine copy. [31992] $30.00

 

261. Theus, Mrs. Charlton M. Savannah Furniture 1735-1825. Privately printed: 1967. An uncommon title on southern furniture, which includes chapters on woods, Savannah inventories, types of furniture made in Savannah, Savannah cabinetmakers, and furniture made in other places and imported into Savannah. A noted authority on southern furniture, Mrs. Theus worked on the 1952 Virginia Museum exhibition, and wrote articles on the subject for The Magazine Antiques. Alice Winchester wrote the Foreword. Softcover. 5.5"x8", 100 pages, b/w illustrations, a nice copy. [32004] $125.00

 

262. [Thieriot] The Charles H. Thieriot Collection of Sporting Paintings, Cedar Hill, Oyster Bay, Long Island. New York, privately printed: June, 1940. The elegant, privately-printed catalog of the 1940 incarnation of this noted collection of British 18th and 19th century horse-racing paintings. The catalog includes biographies of the artists and fairly detailed entries on each of the 71 paintings. The Thieriot family has long been associated with thoroughbred racing, Charles H.’s son (also Charles H.) serving as a Trustee of the New York Racing Association, and the Thieriot Collection of Sporting Art being exhibited as recently as 2007 at the National Museum of Racing. The Foreword was written by Thieriot’s cousin, Charles R. Henschel, President of the Knoedler Galleries. Uncommon. Hardcover. 7.5"x10", 53 pages, 5 tipped-in b/w plates, marbled endpapers. A little soil, extensive penciled art notes on the three pages listing the paintings. [32129] $150.00

 

263. Thomas, John Carl. Connecticut Pewter and Pewterers. Hartford, Connecticut Historical Society: 1976. An important study. Almost a quarter of American peweteres worked in Connecticut. Hardcover. 7"x10", 194 pages, b/w illustrations. Signed. Light wear, a nice copy. [32085] $25.00

 

264. [Tiffany] Scrapbook of Tiffany lamp-related material. American, 1980-1995. A three-ring binder with about 50 "magnetic" (clear plastic-overlay) photo-mounting double-sided pages, many of them filled with cut-out advertisements for Tiffany lamps. There are also about 50 pages of articles and other material inserted, and some loose material as well in the front pocket of the binder. The ads appear to have come from Antique Trader Weekly, the Bee, Art & Antiques Magazine, and similar sources and date from 1980 to 1995. There is also some related Arts & Crafts subject matter, but most of it concerns Tiffany lamps. Three-ring binder, light soil. [32039] $75.00

 

265. Toller, Jane. Prisoners-of-War Work, 1756-1815. Cambridge; The Golden Head Press: 1965. French and Dutch prisoners of war confined in British prison hulk-ships were allowed to make a range of articles for sale to outsiders, and some of their work is quite skillful. This is a short survey of straw, bone, wood, paper, horn, thread, and hair work, as well as bank note forgeries, coins, indecent carvings, etc. "Indecent carvings"? No, there are no pictures of those. I checked. Hardcover. 5.5"x8.5", 23 pages plus 13 b/w plates, dj. A near fine copy. [32126] $45.00

 

266. Trent, Robert. Hearts & Crowns: Folk Chairs of the Connecticut Coast, 1720-1840, as viewed in the light of Henri Focillon's Introduction to 'Art Populaire'. New Haven Colony Historical Society: 1977. "An excellent book that deals mainly with banister-back and other 18th century chairs" (Semowich). Semowich 832. Ames & Ward. Softcover. 9"x12", 101 pages, b/w illustrations. Light wear. [32134] $65.00

 

267. Turbayne, Jessie A. Hooked Rugs. History and the Continuing Tradition. West Chester; Schiffer Publishing: 1991. A delightful book which explores the history of rug hooking in the united States, including the work of Ralph W. Burnham and Pearl McGown, as well as modern rug hookers. Hardcover. 9"x12", 160 pages, color and b/w illustrations, dj. Light wear. Signed. [32162] $35.00

 

268. [Tyler] Selections from the Private Collection of the Late Charles Hitchcock Tyler... New York; Parke-Bernet Galleries: January 24-28th, 1933. Sale 4018. An early member of the Walpole Society, Charles Hitchcock Tyler was a noted collector of Americana and decorative arts. This auction included "Early American Furniture, including a number of fine duplicates from the collection willed by Mr. Tyler to the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, a large group of Ralph Wood and Walton Staffordshire figures...silver and Sheffield plate, French animal bronzes... a Paul Revere Church bell". Softcover. 6.5"x9.5", 241 pages, 1,222 lots; b/w illustrations. Light soil, a little wear. Some water wrinkling to the upper half of the last 100 pages, with some slight damage to the last few upper page corners (no loss of text or images). [31951] $50.00

 

269. Upton, James M. The Shakers as Pacifists in the Period Between 1812 and the Civil War. [Reprinted from] The Filson Club History Quarterly, July, 1973. An interesting essay on "public dissemination of Shaker pacifist doctrine", and efforts by the Shaker communities to maintain exemption for members from military service and to stop fines being imposed on the communities for their refusal to serve in the military. Softcover. 6.5"x9.5", 17 pages. A very nice copy. [32101] $25.00

 

270. Vegesack, Alexander von. Thonet. Classic Furniture in Bent Wood and Tubular Steel. New York; Rizzoli: 1996. A beautifully illustrated romp through the centuries with Thonet furniture -always exuberant, always exciting, often unexpected. As fun as a furniture book can get. Hardcover. 9"x11", 160 pages, color and b/w illustrations, dj. A fine copy. [32109] $60.00

 

271. Vienna 1900. London; Sotheby's: September 23, 1993. The catalog of an auction devoted to ceramics, furniture, lighting, paintings and graphic works of turn of the century Vienna, including works by: Leopold Bauer, Josef Hoffmann, Oscar Kokoschka, Adolf Loos and Egon Schiele. Softcover. 8"x11", 116 pages, 237 lots, color and b/w illustrations, prices realized sheet stapled to front cover. Fine condition. [31820] $45.00

 

272. 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. Very useful. Hardcover. 6.5"x9.5", 208 pages, 99 b/w plates and 20 line illustrations, dj. Light wear. [32028] $25.00

 

273. Wallis, Henry. The Godman Collection. Persian Ceramic Art in the Collection of Mr. F. DuCane Godman, F.R.S., with examples from other collections -The Thirteenth Century Lustred Wall-Tiles. London, printed by Taylor & Francis; 1893. Limited to 200 copies. The Godman collection was formed in the last decades of the 19th century and was, as Solon hints, a grand assemblage, done full justice by Henry Wallis in his magnificent catalogs with their brilliantly colored plates. Hardcover. 11.5"x15", xxix pages + 40 full-page chromolithographed plates, numbered I-XXVI and XXX-XLIII (the omission of XXVII-XXIX being a printer's typo, as is explained in the plate index). Here we come to an anomaly- the book also had a 38-page essay on Persian tiles by Wallis, which is present in some copies of the book we have had, but not in others, including this one. Certainly it was supposed to be present, but its exclusion from about half the copies we have seen in the past 20 years suggests that there may have been some sort of problem at the binder back in 1893. In any case, this copy does not have the essay, and is priced accordingly. Newly bound in brown cloth. A pristine copy. [32047] $650.00

 

274. Wallpaper and Fancy Paper Color Sample Books. Mostly New York, 1909-1916. An interesting lot of sample books for single-color wallpapers and other papers. Most are undated, but they all appear to be circa 1905-1915 or so. This lot consists of- ‘Fast to Light Wall-papers’. Badische Company, New York. Booklet, 7.5"x4", with 51 pages of single-color paper samples. Some cover soil, a corner clipped off one sample. -Letter and 2 paper samples, sent by the Badische Company of New York to the Stark Paper Company, in North Bennington, Vermont. Dated September 23, 1909. -‘Available Colors for Paper. January, 1916’. The Heller & Merz Co., New York, etc. 5.5"x3" booklet, with about 40 single-paper samples. Some soil. -‘Coal Tar Dyes for Paper’. Wm. Pickhardt & Kuttroff, New York. No date. This booklet explains the ways various types of dyes may be used, for what purposes and on what types of paper. No illustrations. Softcover booklet, 5"x8", 10 pages. Soiled. - ‘Shades for Wall papers. No.123’. Wm. Pickhardt & Kuttroff, New York, no date. 3.5"x9", accordion-style folder with 8 panels, and 48 actual paper chips, each mounted. Actually quite handsome. Some cover soil. - ‘Shades in Vogue for Wall Papers. No. 422’. Kuttroff, Pickhardt & Co. Ludwigshafen/New York. No date. 7.5"x4.5", 10 pages plus 125 single-color paper samples. Decorative cover detached but present. Some soil. - ‘Fancy Paper’. Society of Chemical Industry in Basle - Sole Agents, A. Klipstein & Co., New York. No date. Several pages of instructions plus an accordion-style 8-panel fold-out with 40 single-color paper samples mounted. Covers soiled. -Untitled paper sample swatch. 3.5"x8", 12 single-color sample cards, each embossed with patterns. Stamped on back- Coy, Hunt & Co., paper manufacturers, New York City. -Untitled paper-sample booklet, 8"x4", with close to 100 single-color paper samples, each stamped on the back with technical details in German, French and English. Marked "T.1." on the cover, no other marks. 9 items. [32122] $250.00

 

275. Walsh, David A. & Polly Stetler. Pfaltzgraff: America’s Potter. Historical Society of York County: 1989. A history of this famous Pennsylvania company, from its; beginning to the present. Published by the company in conjunction with an exhibition at the Historical Society. Hardcover. 9"x9", 128 pages, b/w and color illustrations, dj. [32206] $25.00

 

276. Warner, Deborah Jean & Robert B. Ariail. Alvan Clark & Sons, Artists in Optics. Richmond; Willmann-Bell / National Museum of American History: 1996. 2nd ed. The story of the Cambridge, Massachusetts telescope makers who became among the most important suppliers of both large and small telescopes in the late 19th century. This study illustrates and examines both their massive, observatory telescopes as well as their smaller, "backyard" models. Hardcover. 6"x9.5", 298 pages, b/w illustrations. A fine copy. [32094] $50.00

 

277. Warren, William L. Isaac Fitch of Lebanon, Connecticut. Master Joiner, 1734-1791. Hartford; Antiquarian & Landmarks Society: 1978. A work on the noted Connecticut builder and cabinetmaker which first appeared in two parts in ‘The Connecticut Antiquarian’. There are antique and modern views of his houses, and photographs of interior details, though no illustrations of his furniture. Softcover. 6"x9", 74 pages, b/w illustrations. Small black label on spine, else a very nice copy. [32143] $25.00

 

278. [Washington] Orcutt, William Dana, et al. The Dawn of Liberty. Boston, The Americana Society: 1918. Edition limited to 250 numbered copies. William Dana Orcutt contributes a stirring if slightly over-awed introduction to this collection of Prime Americana- the texts of the Mayflower Compact, the Declaration of Independence, George Washington First and Second Inaugural Addresses, and Washington’s Farewell Address. Hardcover. 6.5"x9.5", xii + 74 pages, plus 4 b/w tipped-in plates with tissue guards. Original grey and white cloth, covers moderately worn and soiled. Paper a bit brittle, and split from the gutter for the top inch or so of the first three pages. Handled with care, the pages will not secede from the binding. Presentation inscription from its publisher, Boston bookseller and onetime owner of the Harcourt Bindery, Thomas W. Best, to historian and author Joseph D. Sawyer. [32061] $250.00

 

279. Weedon, Geoff & Richard Ward. Fairground Art. The Art Forms of Travelling Fairs, Carousels and Carnival Midways. New York; Abbeville Press: 1985. 2nd ed. A rollicking, bawdy, bear of a book, illustrated with hundreds of photographs of individual carved animals, banners and other pieces, as well as many period photographs. Hardcover. 13"x11", 312 pages, loaded with color and b/w illustrations, dj. Light wear, jacket a bit worn at the edges. [32168] $60.00

 

280. Weidman, Gregory R. & Jennifer F. Goldsborough. Classical Maryland 1815-1845. Fine and Decorative Arts from the Golden Age. Maryland Historical Society: 1993. The catalog to a loan exhibition which drew from both public and private collections. It explores the architecture, paintings, sculpture, furniture, silver, ceramics & glass of Classical-era Maryland. Softcover. 8.5"x11", 8.5"x11", 185 pages, color and b/w illustrations. Covers with minor wear at the tips and edges; small abrasion at the spine top. [32142] $175.00

 

281. [Weir] Millet, J.B. (ed.). Julian Alden Weir. An Appreciation of His life and Works. New York; The Century Club: 1921. The uncommon and elegant Century Club edition of this standard work, printed by D.B. Updike at the Merrymount Press (it was reprinted a year later by Dutton). The text includes appreciation’s of Weir’s work by his friends, including Duncan Phillips, Royal Cortissoz, Childe Hassam, and J.B. Millet. Hardcover. 8.5"x11.5", 141 pages, plus 25 b/w plates. Light wear, a little soil, tips rubbed. Partially unopened. [32130] $275.00

 

282. Whiting, Hubert B. Old Iron Still Banks. Manchester; Forward’s Color Productions: 1968. A nice pictorial survey of hundreds of old iron still banks. Comb-bound. 6"x9", 2 pages of text plus 20 color plates with facing descriptions. Several teeth broken on the comb, light soil and a little wear. [32215] $40.00

 

283. Williams, John S. The Shaker Religious Concept, together with The Covenant, Hancock, Mass., 1830. Chatham; The Shaker Museum Foundation: 1959. An essay on the religious tenets underlying the faith of the United Society (Shakers), and the text of the 1830 Covenant for the Shaker community in Hancock, Massachusetts. Softcover. 5.5"x8.5", 32 pages, 3 b/w plates. Light soil, partially unopened. [32100] $20.00

 

284. Wilner, Eli & Mervyn Kaufman. Antique American Frames. Identification and Price Guide. New York; Avon Books: 1995. Here’s an odd combination indeed- a mass-market paperback about antique American picture frames, just the sort of thing for light travel reading. Nonetheless, it is another fine reference from the pen of Eli Wilner, frame dealer and historian. Softcover. 5"x8", 228 pages, b/w and several color illustrations. Light wear. [32221] $100.00

 

285. Wilner, Eli (ed.). The Gilded Edge. The Art of the Frame. San Francisco; Chronicle Books: 2000. "Nothing enhances the appeal of a beautiful painting like the perfect frame. Indeed, framing is an art form in its own right, and ‘The Gilded Edge’ is the first book to offer a comprehensive visual survey of the beautiful antique frames made in America over the last two centuries. With essays by art world luminaries, museum curators, private collectors, and independent scholars, this richly illustrated volume covers topics ranging from frame history and fabrication to the art of perfectly matching frame to artwork. Unlike most art books that depict paintings without their frames, ‘The Gilded Edge’ presents many photographs that showcase frames in relation to the paintings they border-and as works of art themselves." Hardcover. 10.5"x12.5", 203 pages, filled with color and b/w illustrations, bibliography, dj. Light wear. [32167] $300.00

 

286. de Wolfe, Elsie. The House in Good Taste. New York; Rizzoli: 2004. A reissue of the 1914 classic by "America’s First Lady of Decoration". Elsie de Wolfe dictated good taste in furnishing and interior decoration to an entire generation of Americans in the early years of the century, and championed simplicity, optimism, and white paint. Hardcover. 6"x9", 235 pages, b/w illustrations, dj. A fine copy. [32169] $20.00

 

287. Xie, Margaret Carney & Susan R. Strong. Charles Fergus Binns Stonewares. A Chair Must Invite the Sitter. Alfred; Museum of Ceramic Art: 1992. The catalog to a loan exhibition of the work of this important American ceramicist and teacher. Uncommon. Softcover. 8.5"x11", 37 pages, b/w illustrations. Fine. [32207] $50.00

 

288. Zaehnsdorf, Joseph W. The Art of Bookbinding. A Practical Treatise. London; George Bell and Sons: 1890. 2nd ed. A standard work by one of the world’s most famous modern bookbinders. This edition not only includes nuts and bolts instructions for all the operations of hand bookbinding, but also illustrates and describes many of the machines used for professional work. Hardcover. 5"x7", xix + 190 pages, with line illustrations in the text plus 8 plates, 1 tinted; + 13 pages of advertisements for machinery, etc., and a list of the publisher’s books; covers rubbed, and cloth wearing through at a few points along the spine. A bit shaken, tissue guard for the frontis detached but present. [32191] $100.00

 

289. Zea, Philip & Robert C. Cheney. Clock Making in New England, 1725-1825. An Interpretation of the Old Sturbridge Village Collection. Old Sturbridge Village: 1992. A very useful study with chapters on clock-making in New England, Willard clocks, Federal-era N.E. clock-making, Connecticut clocks, and how to detect fakery & "improvement" of antique clocks. Softcover. 8.5"x11", 173 pages, b/w and color illustrations. Covers with a bit of rubbing, light wear, corner crease. [32160] $40.00

 

290. Zigrosser, Carl. A World of Art and Museums. Philadelphia; The Art Alliance Press: 1975. The Philadelphia Museum of Art’s longtime Curator of Prints writes both about his own distinguished career, and also about people he has known, including Rockwell Kent, Alfred Stieglitz, Arthur B. Davies, and Fiske Kimball. Hardcover. 6.5"x9.5", 309 pages, dj. Light wear, a little soil. [32121] $25.00

 


 

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