Catalog #314

 

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November, 2008

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1. Adams, Bill (ed.). Sheffield Exhibition Knives. Salem; Old World Publishing: 1999. A fabulously photographed ‘exhibition’ of the finest knives from that world-renowned knife-making capitol, Sheffield. "Here you will see daggers and Bowie knives fir for a king -or an oriental potentate. There are multi-bladed sportsmen’s knives, fishing knives with hook removers...some of the knives have been identified as being exhibited in the 1851 Crystal Palace Exhibition or in the Great Exposition in London in 1879. Here you will see knives with interchangeable handles, folding dirk knives with carved pearl handles from the 1830s, cased penknives with engraved gold bolsters and a cock spur marked "Cutlers to the King". Since this book was a display of the world’s finest knives, it was necessary to supplement the outstanding pictures with a group of writings from some of the world’s finest knife experts. We have that with chapters from Bill Adams, Bernard Levine, and Jim Taylor". The knives shown include many examples from the firms of Joseph Rodgers, George Wostenholm, and John Blyde-Greenhough Knives. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 245+ pages, loaded with color plates, dj. In fine, clean condition. [32539] $150.00

 

2. American Carriage Company Catalogue No. 17. Cincinnati; American Carriage Company: 1902. A wonderful trade catalog illustrating and describing more than 100 fancy "buggies"- single seaters, double seaters, and three-seaters, as well as a delivery wagon, a market wagon, a platform delivery wagon, a hotel "wagonette", a mail-route wagon, and a hearse wagon. There’s even a surrey with the fringe on top. Softcover. 64 pages, line illustrations. Rear cover with some soil, staples rusting, slight tears around the staples on the front cover. Front cover with a slight corner crease and small closed tear. [32533] $100.00

 

3. Arkell, Roland & Catherine Saunders-Wilson. The Vendue Masters. Tales from Within the Walls of America’s Oldest Auction House. Woodbridge; Antique Collectors’ Club: 2005. The well-illustrated history of Samuel T. Freeman Co, of Philadelphia, founded in 1805. Hardcover. 11"x9", 200 pages, many color and b/w illustrations, dj. In fine condition. [32488] $40.00

 

4. Art Deco French Furniture. Levitan. 1934 -3rd edition annulant les precedents. Paris: 1934. A wonderful oblong-folio trade catalog of French Art Deco furniture made by Levitan of Paris, with many illustrations of complete suites. Though there are a few "revivalist" styles included, the vast, vast majority of the furniture here is pure 1930s French Deco. The color plate section begins with Plate 6, but since the other side of this page is the introduction to the color pages, this edition of the catalog is certainly complete, as issued. Hardcover. 12.5"x9.5", 156 pages, hundreds of b/w illustrations and 7 full-page color plates. Mottled silver covers with gold lettering, as issued. Covers with light wear. Front interior hinge broken, read hinge a bit better. Levitan company printed note paper-clipped to the endpaper, paper clip now rusted. Contents otherwise fine and clean. WITH two softcover inserts, a 20-page booklet advertising the "Perfection" line of Art Deco furniture, and an 8-page brochure of sale prices on certain sets. [32563] $200.00

 

5. Ayres, James. English Naïve Painting 1750-1900. New York; Thames & Hudson: 1980. A salvo in the long-simmering war over whether folk art is "real" art in England, a war that had gone much better in America. Ayres covers portraits, townscapes, sports, country life, birds & animals, sea paintings, and "pictures without paint", including woolies, collage, shadow boxes, feltwork, etc. Hardcover. 8.5"x10.5", 168 pages, 48 color and 103 b/w illustrations, dj. In fine condition. [32482] $40.00

 

6. 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 revivalist pieces, 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. [90267] $69.50

 

7. Benjamin West. American Painter at the English Court. Baltimore Museum of Art: 1989. The fine catalog to an important loan exhibition, the first major exhibition of his work in 50 years, and the most comprehensive selection of his important works ever gathered together. Softcover. 9"x11", 119 pages, some color and many b/w illustrations. In fine condition. [32484] $25.00

 

8. Benson, Elaine & John Esten. Unmentionables. A Brief History of Underwear. New York; Simon & Schuster: 1996. "Traces the history of underwear from its earliest appearance around the frozen loins of a 5,300-year-old Tyrolean iceman to its up-to-the-minute status as fashion’s new outerwear. Using fine art, photography, film stills, cartoons, and advertisements to tell the story". Hardcover. 8"x10", 157 pages, packed with color and b/w illustrations, dj. In fine, clean condition. [32515] $25.00

 

9. Benson, J. Leonard. William Merritt Post and The Art of the Country Stream. Waterbury; The Mattatuck Museum: 1997. The catalog to a loan exhibition of the work of William M. Post [1856-1935], a landscape painter and Associate member of the National Academy of Design, who moved from New York City to Connecticut and summered throughout New England. Softcover. 10"x8.5", 32 pages, 19 b/w and 15 color illustrations. Penned number on the endpaper, otherwise in very nice, clean condition. [32479] $40.00

 

10. Benton, Janetta Rebold. Medieval Monsters. Dragons and Fantastic Creatures. Katonah Museum of Art: 1995. The catalog to a loan exhibition of medieval metalware, stonework, and other artifacts featuring fantastical and magical creatures. Illustrations of items from the exhibition are used to illustrate Janetta Benton’s catalog essay, which forms the bulk of the catalog. There is also a glossary and suggested reading list. Softcover. 8.75"x11", 39 pages, 94 b/w illustrations. New condition. [90279] $20.00

 

11. Bishop, Robert C.H. The Borden Limner and His Contemporaries. University of Michigan Museum of Art: 1976. A groundbreaking exhibition of the work of this mysterious folk portraitist, dubbed the "Borden Limner" for a pair of portraits he had done of Captain Borden of New Bedford and his wife. Bishop identified the artist as John S. Blunt (1798-1835) of Portsmouth, NH. Softcover. 10"x8", 90 pages, 1 color and many b/w illustrations. Covers a bit worn and rubbed, spine rubbed, a little overall wear and minor soil, and a small black label on the spine. [32472] $40.00

 

12. Blakey, Clarice & Harold (eds.). The Northern Ceramic Society (Newsletter). No.83. September, 1991. Articles on Salopian wares, applied footrims, Greta pottery, Leeds plaques & medallions, Liverpool factory partner & engraver John Lucock 9 pages), and much more! Softcover. 6"x8", 60 pages, some b/w illustrations. Light soil, overall in very nice, clean condition. [32511] $30.00

 

13. Boyd, Norman Napier. The Model Ship. Her Role in History. Woodbridge; Antique Collectors' Club: 2000. Through the centuries models have been made by shipbuilders, engineers, bored sailors, prisoners of war, and hobbyists. This colorfully-illustrated history of ship models traces the history of these models, and shows many outstanding examples of the model-maker's art. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 191 pages, color and b/w illustrations, dj. New. [90263] $59.50

 

14. Brief Guide to Oriental Painted, Dyed and Printed Textiles. London; His Majesty’s Stationery Office, for the Victoria & Albert Museum: 1950. Revised edition. One of those charming little V&A guidebooks featuring examples from their own collections. This one treats textiles of Persia, India, Java, China and Japan of the 18th and 19th centuries. Softcover. 4.75"x7", 20 pages of text plus 21 b/w plates. Light soil to the covers, else fine condition. [32503] $20.00

 

15. Brown, C.W. Salt Dishes. Illustrations and descriptions of 1359 different salt dishes from the collection of C.W. Brown. [with the] Supplement. Leon; Mid-America Book Co.: 1968 [and] C.W. Brown: 1941. The book "Salt Dishes" was was originally published by the author in 1937. In our set, the main book is the reprint, but the "Supplement" is the author-published 1941 edition. "Salt Dishes" is one of those charming self-published books from that first Golden Era of American glass collecting, the 1930s. Whether they collected salts or goblets, the era's collectors were omnivorous completists, as must anyone be who would amass 1359 salts, and then take photographs of every single one of them. Even at that Brown knew he had not snagged them all -by a long shot. He mixed pewter and silver amongst the glass and cared not much for naysayers -he even has a page or two of pottery and lustre salts. Hardcover. 5.5"x9", 148 pages, b/w plates, dj. Jacket with light wear, a little soil. Cloth covers lightly spotted. The Supplement is a softcover, 107 pages, b/w illustrations. Worn covers with some soil, tips thumbed, covers torn for 2" along the lower spine torn on the crease. Light internal soil. [31305] $45.00

 

16. Buckley, Chris. Tibetan Furniture. Warren; Floating World Editions: 2005. The only comprehensive history and survey of antique Tibetan furniture, its makers, motifs & designs, forms and uses. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 227 pages, color illustrations, dj. Fine. [90270] $60.00

 

17. Buten, David, Patricia Pelehach & L. Richard Smith. Emile Lessore, 1805-1876: His Life and Work [and] The Sydney Cove Medallion. Buten Museum of Wedgwood: 1979. A pair of essays, the first on the famous Wedgwood decorator Emile Lessor, the second on a rare commemorative medallion made out of Australian clay in the late 18th century. Softcover. 6"x9", 65 + 35 pages, b/w illustrations. Covers a bit rubbed, corner crease. Contents fine and clean. [32512] $20.00

 

18. Byachrananda, Julthusana. Thai Mother-of-Pearl Inlay. London; Thames & Hudson: 2001. A beautifully-illustrated survey of 170 Thai mother-of-pearl objects of the 19th and 20th centuries. The author includes a chapter on the history of the craft in Thailand and examines earlier examples, devotes chapters to the technical aspects of the craft, and Thai design, and then includes separate sections on Buddhist pieces and Royal and other pieces. A joyous, colorful celebration of this intriguing and beautiful craft. Hardcover. 10"x8.5", 183 pages, 300 color illustrations, dj. New. [90280] $30.00

 

19. 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. In fine condition. Noted Connecticut antique dealer Wayne Pratt’s copy, with his rubber stamp on the endpaper. [32492] $100.00

 

20. Circle of Glass Collectors. Commemorative Exhibition, 1937-1962. London; Victoria & Albert Museum: 1962. The catalog to an exhibition celebrating the first 25 years of the English ‘Circle of Glass Collectors’, featuring examples from member’s collections. The vast majority of glass is 16th-18th century English, though there is also some ancient and European glass. Softcover. 7"x10", 72 pages, plus 16 b/w plates. Light cover soil, else n fine, clean condition. [32530] $35.00

 

21. Clemmensen, Tove. Furniture by N.H. Jardin, C.F. Harsdorff and J.C. Lillie and Examples of Their Interior Decoration. A Contribution to the History of Neo-Classicism in Denmark from 1755 to 1800. Copenhagen; The National Museum of Denmark: 1973. A massive project to explore unexplored facets of Neoclassic design in Denmark, which was originally the author’s doctoral thesis. Although the main text is in Danish, there is a 45-page English summary of the text, and the illustration captions are in English and Danish. Softcover. 8.5"x12", 575 pages, 154 b/w plates. Covers a bit soiled, tips thumbed. [32561] $200.00

 

22. Collard, Frances. Regency Furniture. Woodbridge; Antique Collector’s Club: 1987. 2nd printing. A standard and well-written study of English Regency furniture, with hundreds of color and b/w illustrations from a variety of period sources as well as modern photographs of examples from public and private collections. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 346 pages, 40 color plates and 304 b/w illustrations, dj. A little very minor wear, but overall in fine, clean condition. Signed by Collard on the title page. [32514] $85.00

 

23. Collecting Antique Pewter. What to Look for and What to Avoid. Pewter Collectors’ Club of America: 2006. A really wonderful book for the pewter collector, the bulk of which is devoted to a series of photos and descriptions of fake pewter, or genuine old pewter with faked marks. There are also sections devoted to discussions of collecting, construction, rarity, and other topics useful to collectors. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 214 pages, filled with b/w illustrations, dj. New. [90275] $34.95

 

24. Conner, Patrick. George Chinnery, 1774-1852. Artist of India and the China Coast. Woodbridge; Antique Collectors’ Club: 1993. A standard and thorough study of the famous artist’s life and work in China and India. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 320 pages, 113 color and 189 b/w illustrations, dj. In fine condition. [32483] $150.00

 

25. Connors, Michael. Cuban Elegance. New York; Harry N. Abrams: 2004. A beautifully photographed survey which reveals "a side of the island’s culture that is almost unknown to outsiders: the refined manner of living enjoyed by the aristocracy of the colonial period, emphasizing the grand and beautiful houses and graceful furnishings of the island’s commercial and agricultural princes." Hardcover. 10"x10", 175 pages, packed with color illustrations, dj. Fine. [32475] $40.00

 

26. Cotterell, Howard Herschel, Adolphe Riff& Robert M. Vitter. National Types of Old Pewter. New York; Weathervane Books: 1972. Revised & expanded edition. A reissue of a series of articles Cotterell wrote for the Magazine Antiques on European pewter of different countries and their characteristics. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 152 pages, hundreds of b/w illustrations, dj. Jacket with light wear, else fine. [32467] $25.00

 

27. Cronin, J.R. Fake & Forged Trade Marks on Old & New Glass. Pueblo; Antique Publications Service: 1976. A slim booklet dedicated to helping collectors avoid the most nefarious of fakes- fraudulently-marked glassware. The ease of buying the supplies necessary to produce fake acid-etched marks for Lalique, Tiffany, Hawkes and other fine glassware has long attracted a variety of nefarious do-badders, who have left a marketplace littered with forgeries of indifferent, good, and excellent quality. This booklet illustrates many "bad" marks, and explains how such marks are produced. Softcover. 5.5"x8.5", 39 pages, 10 b/w illustrations, plus many reproductions of forged trademarks. Light cover soil, former owner’s embossure on the title page. [32556] $75.00

 

28. Culme, John, et al. The Colman Collection of Silver Mustard Pots. Norwich; Colman Foods: 1979. Now this is just plain fun -a collection of all sorts of mustard pots! Also a history of mustard and mustard puttering and potting, lots of great photos, and many cool antique (and some cool 20th century) mustard pots. It was Colonel Mustard, in the library, with the candlestick... Softcover. 6.5"x8", 143 pages, lots of b/w illustrations. Light wear. [32522] $45.00

 

29. Dalgleish, George & Henry Steuart Fothringham. Silver Made in Scotland. National Museums of Scotland: 2008. Revised. The catalog to an exhibition of Scottish silver from the Museum’s fine collection, as ell as other public and private collections. Covering the 16th-19th centuries, this wide-ranging catalog includes photographs of many hallmarks. Softcover. 8.5"x10.5", 238 pages, many color illustrations, marks. New. [90272] $55.00

 

30. Davidson, Rebecca Warren & Nancy Allyn Jarzombek. Abbott Graves (1859-1936) Garden Masterpieces. Boston; Vose Galleries: 2001. A sale and exhibition of the work of the noted New England garden artist. Sixteen paintings which had been deaccessioned from the Strong Museum were featured. Softcover. 8"x8.5", 28 pages, 19 color and 7 b/w illustrations. In fine condition. [32481] $20.00

 

31. Dawes, Ginny Redington & Olivia Collings. Georgian Jewellery, 1714-1830. Woodbridge; Antique Collectors’ Club: 2007. A colorful explosion of a book, packed with color photos of wonderful Georgian jewelry of all types and descriptions. The publisher says that this is not an "academic" book, but there is still plenty of information here, even though it is presented in a less scholarly format than reader’s may be used to. Interesting anecdotes and information fill the text between the dazzling photographs. If you like Georgian-era jewelry, this book is a "must have". Hardcover. 10"x12", 191 pages, packed with color illustrations. Dj. New. [90281] $85.00

 

32. Denny, Walter B. The Image and the Word: Islamic Painting and Calligraphy. Springfield; Museum of Fine Arts: 1976. An exhibition of miniatures and calligraphy, dating from the 9th century to th 19th century, which the Museum acquired from collector Roselle Lathrop Shields, some of which had formerly been part of the Cooke Collection. Softcover. 7"x10", 55 pages, 16 b/w illustrations. Light cover soil, otherwise in clean, nice condition. [32505] $25.00

 

33. Didier, Dr. R., & A. Boudarel. L’Art de la Taxidermie au XXe Siecle recueil de technique pratique de taxidermie pour naturalists professionnels, amateurs et voyageurs. Paris; Paul Lechevalier: 1921. A fascinating and detailed guide to preparing mammals and birds for museum or collection exhibition, which provides a detailed and graphic (at times very graphic) view of how museum exhibits were mounted in the early years of the 20th century. Softcover. 7"x10.5", 77 pages with 57 line illustrations, plus 49 b/w plates. Covers somewhat worn- spine torn in several places, tips thumbed, etc. Light internal soil, a few pages opened roughly. [32562] $85.00

 

34. Divone, Judene. Chocolate Moulds. A History & Encyclopedia. Oakton Hills Publications: 1987. An encyclopedic reference not only to a wide variety of antique chocolate molds, but also to the companies that made the molds, and the chocolate, and of chocolate-making and selling in 19th and early 20th century America. Each mold is rated by scarcity and desirability, and there are also photographs of maker’s marks. Softcover. 9.5"x8.5", 159 pages, hundreds of b/w illustrations. Corner bump, covers with some rubbing and a little soil. [32469] $100.00

 

35. Ellison, Robert A., Jr. George Ohr, Art Potter. The Apostle of Individuality. London; Scala Publishers: 2006. "George Ohr (1857-1918) was the most revolutionary art potter of his time. Working in the relative isolation of Biloxi, Mississippi, around the turn of the century, he transformed symmetrical wheel-thrown pots into unprecedented abstract configurations, nearly half a century before the nonrepresentational ideas of the Abstract Expressionists took hold. As an artist, Ohr's goal was to make no two pieces alike. Furthermore, he fulfilled the ideal of the Arts & Crafts movement by doing all of his own work - from digging the clay to firing the kiln. Ohr's eccentric forms and flamboyant personality led to his being dubbed The Mad Potter of Biloxi, but in fact he was an American icon of creativity. Today, his unique works are highly regarded and sought out by collectors and museums all over the country. This exquisitely designed volume contains over 300 unpublished works by Ohr, and features all new photography accompanied by an accessible text. The clarity and number of illustrations will make this book the new essential reference on this extraordinary artist." Hardcover. 10"x12", 176 pages, 197 color and 22 b/w illustrations, dj. New. [90282] $65.00

 

36. Flower, Margaret. Victorian Jewellery. South Brunswick; A.S. Barnes & Co.: 1967. Since its publication this has remained one of the best and most popular books on Victorian jewelry. Flower divides the era into three distinct periods and covers each separately- the Early Victorian or Romantic Period (1837-1860), the Mid-Victorian or Grand Period (1860-1885), and the Late Victorian or Aesthetic Period (1885-1901). The book also contains a list of prominent Victorian jewelers, a bibliography, and a very helpful glossary. Hardcover. 7.5"x10", 271 pages, 4 color and 118 b/w plates, dj. Jacket with some light rubbing, otherwise in fine, clean condition. [32518] $50.00

 

37. Frothingham, Alice Wilson. Barcelona Glass in the Venetian Style. New York; Hispanic Society of America: 1956. The glass of Venice acquired international fame in the 16th century, and the popularity of the glass coming from Venetian glassworks did not go unnoticed by other glassmakers. The glass-blowers of Barcelona were soon creating lass "in the Venetian style", and this study if devoted to their 16th century productions, as seen in the collection of the Hispanic Society of America. Softcover. 5.5"x8.5", 49 pages, plus a color plate and 38 b/w illustrations. In fine, clean condition. [32554] $45.00

 

38. 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. [90266] $95.00

 

39. Greaser, Paul & Arlene. Homespun Ceramics. A Study of Spatterware. Allentown; privately published: 1964-5. 2nd edition. A large number of photos illustrate this guide to a wide range of spatterware ceramics. Softcover. 6"x9", 90 pages, 1 color plate and many b/w illustrations. A little light soil, but overall in fine, fresh condition. Inscribed by the authors. [32527] $25.00

 

40. Greenlaw, Barry A. New England Furniture at Williamsburg. Charlottesville; University Press of Virginia: 1975. 2nd prtg. A very fine catalog of the collection assembled by Colonial Williamsburg; 164 objects are described. The collection is strongest in 18th century furniture. Greenlaw also discusses the importation of New England furniture into Virginia in the 18th century. Semowich 765. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 195 pages, 164 b/w illustrations, dj. Light wear. [32477] $85.00

 

41. Halsey, R.T. Haines. Catalogue of an Exhibition of Silver Used in New York, New Jersey and the South. With a Note on Early New York Silversmiths. New York; Metropolitan Museum of Art: 1911. The catalog to a groundbreaking loan exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, one of the first to showcase American silver. Lenders included Judge Clearwater, Halsey, Lockwood, George S. Palmer, and Theodore Woolsey. Softcover. 5.5"x8.5", 97 pages, plus 29 b/w plates. Original softcovers, covers a little worn, especially around the edges. Tips thumbed, upper corner with slight bump, slight tears at the spine head and base and spine head chipped. [32524] $200.00

 

42. Harcourt, Raoul d’. L’Argenterie Peruvienne a l’Epoque Coloniale. Paris; Editions Albert Morance: no date (1925). A remarkable portfolio of the type this publisher produced during the 1920s, featuring interesting and superb examples of Peruvian Colonial silver. Raoul d’Harcourt’s text (in French) discusses silver mining and silversmithing in Colonial-era Peru, as well as the forms and styles of the silver made during that period. 12"x15.5", softcover, plus 48 loose plates, enclosed in a card folder with cloth spine. Card covers somewhat soiled and rubbed, tips bumped. Book with a very small chip at the bottom of the first two pages, else book and plates fine and clean. [32544] $500.00

 

43. Harding-Hill, Michael. Windsor Chairs. An Illustrated Celebration. Woodbridge; Antique Collectors’ Club: 2003. A beautifully illustrated celebration of the English antique Windsor chair, with many examples of both "high" and "country" style windsors. Also includes a chapter on modern Windsor chair craftsmen in England. Hardcover. 8"x9.5", 159 pages, several b/w and many color illustrations, dj. New. [90273] $49.50

 

44. Hebard, Helen Brigham. Early Lighting in New England, 1620-1861. Rutland; Charles E. Tuttle: 1983. 4th prtg. First issued in 1964, this was originally meant to be the contents of a talk given to the Rushlight Club, but due to illness, Ms. Hebard never gave it. It is printed here instead, with many interesting illustrations. Hardcover. 6"x8.5", 88 pages, b/w and line illustrations, dj. In fine condition. [32521] $35.00

 

45. Helfand, William H. The Nightingale’s Song. Nurses and Nursing in the Ars Medica Collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Philadelphia Museum of Art: 2000. The catalog to an exhibition of images of nurses and nursing from the 16th century to the 20th, in books, advertising, art and prints. Softcover. 7.5"x10", 80 pages, profusely illustrated in b/w. Fine condition. [32520] $25.00

 

46. Herman, Lloyd E. Paint on Wood. Decorated American Furniture Since the 17th Century. Smithsonian Institution Press: 1977. The catalog to a loan exhibition at the Renwick Gallery which is interesting in its scope, which goes all the way to the present day. Softcover. 9"x12", 36 pages, color and b/w illustrations. Some cover soil and wear, tips thumbed, corner bumped, etc. A used copy. [32536] $40.00

 

47. Herr, Donald M. Pewter in Pennsylvania German Churches. Birdsboro; Pennsylvania German Society: 1995. A very well-illustrated study of 18th century Pennsylvania German pewter from area churches. Although some of the objects are obviously ecclesiastical, many are not, such as spoon, flagons, cups, tankards and such. Marks are illustrated and makers discussed. An important study. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 214 pages, loaded with b/w and color illustrations, dj. Fine condition. [32471] $40.00

 

48. Hornor, Wm. Macpherson, Jr. A Loan Exhibition of Authenticated Furniture of the Great Philadelphia Cabinet-makers. Philadelphia; Pennsylvania Museum of Art: 1935. The catalog to a loan exhibition of 112 examples of Philadelphia high-style (mostly Chippendale) furniture. The pieces are grouped by maker, and the entries include thumbnail descriptions. Hornor includes a three-page essay concerning putting the exhibition together. The exhibition was held in April and May, shortly after the publication of Hornor’s famous "Blue Book of Philadelphia Furniture", which is referred to several times. An important example of an early exhibition catalog of American colonial furniture. Semowich 1126. Softcover. 5"x8", 26 pages, 15 b/w illustrations. Covers a bit worn around the edges, several very short closed tears, slight chipping. [32491] $100.00

 

49. 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. Orchids, once rare and costly, may now be bought at the supermarket. 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

 

50. Hougart, Bille. The Little Book of Mexican Silver Trade and Hallmarks. TBR International: 2006. Revised edition. A new, updated edition of this valuable reference to more than 1,500 hallmarks and trademarks on 20th Century Mexican silver. In addition to marks, brief biographies are supplied for the more prominent and important silversmiths. An essential reference book. Softcover. 5.5"x8.5", 288 pages, b/w illustrations of marks. New. [90271] $24.95

 

51. Hughes, Bernard & Therle. Georgian Shoe Buckles. Illustrated by the Lady Maufe Collection of Shoe Buckles at Kenwood. Greater London Council: 1972. Fancy silver shoe buckles were a big thing in Georgian fashionable circles... but try and find a reference on them today. Wait- here's one. There are 47 examples illustrated, most of them silver, with a few cut-steel, a brass, and a Sheffield plate example. An uncommon catalog. Softcover. 8.25"x8", 15 pages, 8 b/w illustrations. A clean catalog with some light cover wear, and a light crease along the fore-edge. [32558] $125.00

 

52. Jobe, Brock W., et al. American Furniture with Related Decorative Arts, 1660-1830. The Milwaukee Art Museum and the Layton Art Collections. New York; Hudson Hills Press: 1991. A finely written and produced catalog, featuring large, clean illustrations. Divided into chapters covering the 17th century, the William & Mary, Queen Anne, American Chippendale and Federal periods. Hardcover. 9.5"x11", 314 pages, 25 color plates and many b/w illustrations, dj. Jacket with light wear, else fine. [32478] $50.00

 

53. Jones, E. Alfred. Catalogue of Plate Belonging to the Duke of Portland, K.G., G.V.C.O. at Welbeck Abbey. London; The Saint Catherine Press: 1935. Edition limited to 200 numbered copies. Noted silver historian E. Alfred Jones’ catalog of the very fine silver collection of William John Arthur Charles James Cavendish-Bentinck, 6th Duke of Portland KG GCVO PC TD [1857-1943]. The Duke carried the crown of Princess Elisabeth at the coronation of her father, King George VI. His collection consisted of 17th and very early 18th century English silver of fine form and notable rarity. Hardcover. 10.25"x13", xxiv + 183 pages, plus 21 b/w plates. Blue cloth with gilt titles, as issued. Covers with minor soil, a bit sunned at the spine (as usual), but otherwise in fine, clean condition. [32542] $400.00

 

54. Jones, E. Alfred. The Old English Plate of the Emperor of Russia. Privately printed by W.H. Smith & Son at the Arden Press, Letchworth, and at XCV Fetter Lane London; 1909. Noted silver historian E. Alfred Jones’ catalog of the English silver in the Czar’s collection held at the Winter Palace and the Kremlin. This remarkable collection of pieces, dating from the late 16th century to the mid-18th, comprised the gifts of a succession of English monarchs to the Czars of Russia, and preserved many pieces which might have been melted down and lost during the Commonwealth period, had they remained in England. Elegantly composed and printed. Hardcover. 10.5"x12.5", lvi + 115 pages, plus 50 b/w plates. Quarter leather and brown cloth, with gilt spine title, as issued. Covers rubbed along the edges, leather scuffed, spine head with minor chipping, tips slightly bumped. Contents clean and fine, hinges tight. [32543] $500.00

 

55. Jones, E. Alfred. The Old Royal Plate in the Tower of London, including the Old Silver Communion Vessels of the Chapel of St. Peter ad Vincula within the Tower. Oxford; Printed and Published by Fox, Jones & Co.: 1908. Noted silver historian E. Alfred Jones does his usual scholarly job cataloging the Royal Plate in the Tower, which included the late 12th century Coronation Anointing Spoon, a 16th century standing salt, and from the 17th century a massive font, wine fountain, many standing salts, tnkards, dishes, a flagon, alms dish, and four pairs of maces. Hardcover. 9"x11", xxxv + 79 pages, plus 22 b/w photogravure plates with tissue guards. There are also 6 line illustrations in the text. Bound in red smooth and pebbled cloth with gilt spine title, as issued. Covers with light soil, former owner’s name neatly penned on the endpaper, but otherwise in fine, clean condition. [32541] $400.00

 

56. Jones, Suzi (ed.). Webfoots & Bunchgrassers: Folk Art of the Oregon Country. Oregon Arts Commission: 1980. A wide-ranging exhibition catalog, featuring both antique and modern folk sculpture, textiles, carvings, and other pieces. Being Oregon, cowboy-related work is featured, as are Native American arts and crafts. The catalog features a good text, including a major essay- "In the Stream of Life- An Essay on Oregon Folk Art" by Barre Toelken, and an introductory essay by Suzi Jones. In addition, each section- Native Americans, Pioneers, Buckaroos, and Ethic Arts -features good introductory comments. Softcover. 8.5"x9.5", 128 pages, many b/w and several color illustrations. Covers with some rubbing, marks on bottom edge, contents fine and clean. [32535] $40.00

 

57. Kauffman, Henry J. Early American Ironware. Cast and Wrought. Weathervane Books: 1970s. The crafts of the blacksmith, whitesmith, tinsmith, farrier, cutler, locksmith, gunsmith and others. Henry Kauffman is one of the most exacting and interesting writers on the subject of how early American craftsmen worked, and his attention to detail and constant quest to know Why and How make his books extremely valuable tools, and very interesting reading. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 166 pages, 210 b/w illustrations, dj. Jacket with light wear, a few short tears and a small black label at the top of the spine. [32466] $35.00

 

58. Kernan, John Devereux. The Chait Collection of Chinese Export Silver. New York; Ralph M. Chait Galleries: 1985. Limited to 1000 copies. An important exhibition at the Chait Galleries. The firm took five years to assemble this collection, beginning by buying the Davis Collection of Chinese export silver which was then on loan to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. By the time the Chaits were through this was one of, if not the, largest collections of Chinese export silver in private hands. They then staged this exhibition of it to celebrate the firm's 75th Anniversary. John D. Kernan, who co-authored the landmark study "Chinese Export Silver", wrote this scholarly catalog, and it is beautifully illustrated with crisp b/w photographs, including many of hallmarks. Softcover. 8.5"x11", 269 pages, b/w illustrations, marks; slipcase. Inscription on title page, tips slightly bumped, else fine and clean. [32564] $650.00

 

59. Kerry, Sue. Late 18th & 19th Century Textiles. Francesca Galloway Gallery/Antique Collectors' Club: 2007. A sumptuously-illustrated gallery catalog, surveying the colorful, shimmering topic of French Neoclassic, Empire, Restoration, and Historicism-movement, and English Aesthetic and Arts & Crafts textiles. Labeled as "Volume 1" because the gallery also published a catalog on 20th century textiles. Hardcover. 10"x12.5", 175 pages, color illustrations, pictorial cloth covers. New. [90265] $75.00

 

60. Kitamura, Naojiro [editor]. Kozan Sakuhin Shu [Works of Kozan]. Tokyo; Geisen do: 1920. A pictorial survey of the work of Kozan Miyagawa (also known as Makuzu Kozan) [1842-1916], who was "one of the figures most closely associated with the dawn of modern Japanese ceramics" (‘Miyagawa Kozan and the World of Makuzu Ware’, Yokohama Museum of Art). Kozan was known for both his traditional and original work with forms and glazes, and for being at the forefront of Japanese potters’ efforts to market their wares in the West. He exhibited his wares at many international expositions and fairs, and won numerous awards. He was appointed as an Artisan of the Imperial Household in 1892. A scarce early monograph. Softcover, with illustrated covers bound in the Japanese accordion-style. 7"x10", 4 pages plus 132 b/w plates. Text entirely in Japanese. Light soil. [32549] $450.00

 

61. Klapthor, Margaret Brown. Presentation Pieces in the Museum of History and Technology. Washington; Smithsonian Institution: 1965. A survey of 19th and early 20th century American silver presentation pieces from the collection of the Smithsonian’s Museum of History and Technology, with an accompanying essay by Margaret B. Klapthor. Issued as Paper 47 in the ‘Contributions from the Museum of History and Technology’ series. Softcover. 8.5"x11", 27 pages, 23 b/w illustrations. Covers with some soil. [32545] $40.00

 

62. Kolter, Jane B. (ed.). Early American Silver and Its Makers. New York; Main Street/Universe: 1979. An anthology of articles from The Magazine Antiques. Authors include Buhler, Winchester, Phillips, Cutten, Miller, Bigelow, Clarke, Hood, Woodhouse, Keyes, Avery, Belden, Fales, and more. Unmatched as a collection of informative pieces on various aspects of Colonial American silver and silversmiths. Hardcover. 9"x11", 160 pages, b/w illustrations, dj. Jacket worn with several long (closed) tears and some chipping around the edges. Book itself fine and clean. [32540] $40.00

63. as above, Softcover. 9"x11", 160 pages, b/w illustrations. Light cover soil, corner bump. [32538] $25.00

 

64. Leehey, Patrick M., et al. Paul Revere - Artisan, Businessman, and Patriot. The Man Behind the Myth. Boston; Paul Revere Memorial Association: 1988. Essays on all the other things Revere did besides ride horses. We all know that Revere was an accomplished and prolific silversmith, and that he engraved the occasional cartoon, such as his famous image of the ‘Boston Massacre’, but this exhibition documents his entire life, and all his other pursuits- merchandiser, dentist, Freemason, bell and cannon casting, and founding a major copper rolling manufactory (Revere Copper? That’s our man). A wide-ranging and interesting exhibition. Hardcover. 8.5"x12", 191 pages, b/w illustrations. [32553] $45.00

 

65. Little, Nina Fletcher. Floor Coverings in New England before 1850. Sturbridge; Old Sturbridge Village: 1967. "Little's classic study is based on original research replete with contemporary quotations, examples and pictures...the text is especially helpful for the early 1800s" (Roth, in Ames & Ward). Softcover. 7"x8.5", 82 pages, 48 b/w illustrations; bibliography. Light wear, a little soil. [32493] $40.00

 

66. Luck, Barbara R. The Innocent Eye. American Folk Art from Colonial Williamsburg. Katonah Museum of Art: 2002. The catalog to a loan exhibition of folk art, including paintngs, sculpture, graphics, ceramics, metalware, and other objects, from the collections at Colonial Williamsburg. Twenty-seven objects are illustrated, accompanying an essay by Barbara Black which is the heart of this catalog- "Folk Art in the Garden of Good and Evil". Softcover. 8"x10", 40 pages, 28 color illustrations. New condition. [90278] $17.50

 

67. 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. [90269] $59.50

 

68. Madden, Betty I. & Esther Sparks. Painters and Sculptors in Illinois, 1820-1945. Chicago; Illinois Arts Council: 1971. The catalog to a traveling exhibition, which provides a broad but entertaining overview of artists in Illinois, sponsored by the Illinois Arts Council. Softcover. 8.5"x8.5", 63 pages, 14 b/w illustrations. Light cover soil, light page ripple along the fore-edge, otherwise clean and neat. [32547] $25.00

 

69. Marquardt, Klaus. Eight Centuries of European Knives, Forks and Spoons. An Art Collection. Arnoldsche Art Publishers: 1997. A magnificent catalog of the finest private collection of European knives, forks and spoons in existence. Ranging from the 13th Century to Art Nouveau, these utensils were used by "princes, peasants and burghers, or collected purely as objects of art". There are 438 color illustrations, as well as photographs of 400 marks. Mouth-watering. Hardcover. 9.5"x12.5", 257 pages, color and b/w illustrations, marks, dj. New. [90264] $95.00

 

70. Martin, Gina & Lois Tucker. American Painted Tinware. A Guide to Its Identification. Volume One. Historical Society of Early American Decoration: 1997. The first volume in a ground-breaking 4-volume series on early American tinware and its decoration. This volume covers the tin-making centers on Berlin and Marion, Connecticut and the North Shop and Butler Shop on New York state. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 156 pages, profusely illustrated with color and line illustrations. Fine condition. [32470] $55.00

 

71. McGuire, John. Basketry: The Nantucket Tradition. History - Techniques - Projects. Asheville; Lark Books: 1990. A very well illustrated guide to Nantucket lightship baskets and their construction, with more than 200 step-by-step photos showing all aspects of making these famous baskets. The book begins with a history of Nantucket and the famous lightships and their baskets and basket makers. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 127 pages, filled with color and b/w illustrations, dj. In fine condition. [32473] $60.00

 

72. McMullan, Joseph V. & Donald O. Reichert. The George Walter Vincent and Belle Townsley Smith collection of Islamic Rugs. Springfield; George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum: nd (1970s). "A catalog of a museum collection of rugs collected and documented before 1900" -(O'Bannon 782). The Smiths were enthusiastic collectors in the late 19th century, and assembled a collection of 140+ rugs, of which the 75 most impressive are illustrated and described here. Softcover. 7"x10", about 150 pages, b/w and color illustrations of 75 rugs. Light wear, corner bump. [32531] $25.00

 

73. Miller, V. Isabelle. Furniture by New York Cabinetmakers, 1650-1860. New York; Museum of the City of New York: 1956. An interesting catalog of a major loan exhibition, with 41 of the 144 exhibited pieces illustrated. Semowich 1038. Softcover. 6"x9", 84 pages, 43 b/w illustrations. Light soil. [32537] $60.00

 

74. 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. [90268] $59.50

 

75. Morse, Anne Nishimura & Samuel Crowell Morse. Object as Insight. Japanese Buddhist Art & Ritual. Katonah Museum of Art: 1996. The catalog to an important loan exhibition of paintings, metalwork, calligraphy, statues, textiles and other objects. "Five years of original research culminated in this landmark exhibition of Japanese Buddhist art. Objects came from some of the most important museum and private collections in America, Europe, and Japan. The exhibition was co-curated by Anne Nishimura Morse, Associate Curator of Fine Arts, Asia Department, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and Samuel Crowell Morse, Professor, Department of Fine Arts, Amherst College. It traveled to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. The catalogue contains important essays by the curators and other scholars. The many illustrations, in both black-and-white and color, are accompanied by detailed descriptions." Softcover. 9"x11", 134 pages, many color and b/w illustrations. New. [90283] $30.00

 

76. Osborne, Carol M. Venetian Glass of the 1890s: Salviati at Stanford University. Philip Wilson Publishers, in association with Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts at Stanford University: 2002. A beautifully-illustrated survey of the late 19th century glass of Italy’s Salviati & Co., published in conjunction with the first public exhibition of this collection since 1906. This stunning collection of 245 pieces was given to th Stanford family at the end of the 19th century by Maurizio Camerino and Silvio Salviati. The collection "encompasses virtually all the colors, styles and techniques marketed under the celebrated [Salivati] name". Hardcover. 8.5"x11.5", 200 pages, 245+ color illustrations, dj. New condition. [32517] $70.00

 

77. Parker, Ann & Avon Neal. Hajj Paintings. Folk Art of the Great Pilgrimage. Washington; Smithsonian Institution Press: 1995. "Since the 7th Century the Hajj, or Great Pilgrimage to Mecca, has been a lifelong goal of devout Muslims throughout the world. Egyptian Hajjis traditionally celebrate their scared journey by commissioning a local artist to depict their religious odyssey on the walls of their homes. ‘Hajj Paintings’ is the first visual record of the richness and variety of this naïve art form, considered Egypt’s most significant contribution to the contemporary international folk art scene". Hardcover. 11"x11", 164 pages, packed with color illustrations, dj. A little light wear, but overall in fine, clean condition. [32496] $35.00

 

78. Payne, John. Framing in the Nineteenth Century. Picture Frames 1837-1935. Victoria; Images Publishing in association with the National Gallery of Victoria: 2007. A richly illustrated survey of European and English frames. Each is illustrated with its painting and fully described, including a diagram of a cross-section. A beautifully produced, very useful book. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 288 pages, packed with color illustrations, dj. New. [90274] $45.00

 

79. Pennington, Samuel. April Fool. Folk Art Fakes and Forgeries. New York; Hirschl & Adler Folk: 1988. An exceptionally interesting exhibition of folk art fakes and frauds, a joint effort of the Museum of American Folk Art and Hirschl & Adler Folk, with Sam Pennington of the Maine Antique Digest as Guest Curator. The exhibition is especially effective because in most instances the organizers were able to buy or borrow real pieces to be exhibited beside the fakes. Sam Pennington's introductory essay is a valuable, insightful and entertaining piece of writing, and this remains an essential and cautionary reference which should inform and teach, not instill trepidation. As Pennington writes- "Fakes are not all bad. They add a certain spice to the quest for the antique. I am indebted to Charles Hamilton, the rare documents expert, for the thought that if everything was as it was purported to be, collecting would be a pretty dull sport". Softcover. 8.5"x11", 71 pages, b/w illustrations. A little wear, but overall in fine, nice condition. [32559] $65.00

 

80. Perry, Christopher Woodall. The Cameo Glass of Thomas and George Woodall. Somerset; Richard Dennis: 2000. A beautifully illustrated study of the work of brothers George and Thomas Woodall, the greatest cameo glass artists of the 19th century. This book, by George Woodall’s great-grandson, explores the art of cameo-glass making in 19th century Britain beginning with Northwood’s pioneering experiments and then exploring the lives and work of Northwood’s protégé’s, the Woodall brothers, who first designed for Webb and then struck out on their own. Illustrated with modern and period photographs of beautiful examples of cameo glass, and reproductions of pages from rare design books and company archives. Hardcover. 9"x12", 144 pages, filled with color and b/w illustrations, dj. New. [90276] $85.00

 

81. Pope, Arthur Upham. Catalogue of a Loan Exhibition of Early Oriental Carpets from Persia, Asia Minor, the Caucasus, Egypt and Spain. The Art Club of Chicago: 1926. "An important exhibition catalog of classical carpets from U.S. collections" -O’Bannon. The carpets are shown in full-page plates, 4 in color, and Arthur Upham Pope’s descriptions are quite detailed. [O’Bannon 903]. Softcover. 9"x12", 122 pages, 4 color and 43 b/w plates. Cover somewhat worn, with chipped tips, chips at the top and bottom of the spine, and wear along the edges. Endpaper with corner chip, corner bump throughout, light internal soil, but inside basically nice and clean. [32507] $85.00

 

82. Portugal e a Persia. Lisbon; Galeria de Exposicoes Temporarias: 1972. An exhibition focusing on Portuguese ties to Persia in the 16th-18th centuries, with a catalog and illustrations of Portuguese tiles, manuscripts, maps & books, and Persian carpets and illuminations, of the period. Softcover. 8.5"x8", 46 pages plus 8 color and 21 b/w illustrations. A little light wear, but overall in very nice, clean condition. [32499] $45.00

 

83. Robinson, B.W. Fifteenth-Century Persian Painting. Problems and Issues. New York University Press: 1991. "Robinson traces the development of the different styles of Persian painting during the fifteenth century, and considers a number of problems and issues involved in establishing a methodology and system of classification for Persian painting of that period. He begins with a review of the schools of Herat and Shiraz up to the middle of the century, and then proceeds to tackle in order the three main fields of controversy: painting under the Turkmans, Timurid painting in Transoxiana, and Timurid painting in India". Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 92 pages, 4 color plates and 24 b/w illustrations, dj. In fine, clean condition. [32495] $30.00

 

84. Rogers, Millard F., Jr. The New England Glass Company, 1818-1888. Toledo Museum of Art: 1963. The catalog to a loan exhibition of NEGC glass, the first exhibition ever devoted solely to the work of this important company. Rogers catalog text covers the history of the company and provides an overview of their productions in free-blown, mold-blown, cut & engraved, pressed, later pattern, and art glass, as swell as lamps and paperweights, and glass formulas and marks. The catalog illustrates 57 pieces. Softcover. 8"x8.5", 80 pages, 24 b/w plates. Light soil, but overall in clean, nice condition. [32546] $30.00

 

85. Savage, Gail & Norbert H., and Esther Sparks. Three New England Water Color Painters. Art Institute of Chicago: 1974. The catalog to a traveling loan exhibition featuring the watercolor portraits of Joseph H. Davis, J.A. Davis, and J. Evans, who worked in New England in the 1830s and 40s. Softcover. 8.5"x9.5", 72 pages, many b/w and several color illustrations. Covers with some wear and soil, some creases. Black label on spine. First 5 or 6 pages with some creases, else the contents are clean. [32474] $40.00

 

86. Schaffner, Cynthia V.A. & Susan Klein. Folk Hearts. A Celebration of the Heart Motif in American Folk Art. New York; Alfred A. Knopf: 1984. A charming and interesting survey of the heart motif as it has been used in American folk art in the 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries in textiles, furniture, kitchenware, metalwork, sculpture, paperwork, love tokens, and much, much more. Hardcover. 9"x9.5", 107 pages, 151 color illustrations, dj. In fine, clean condition. [32513] $100.00

 

87. Sessions, Ralph. The Art of Embellishment: Painted and Stenciled masterworks from The Museum of American Folk Art. Museum of American Folk Art: 1992. An offprint of two articles which originally appeared in the 1992 Philadelphia Antiques Show catalog, and were reprinted here by the Museum of American Folk Art. The emphasis is on painted furniture, but also includes some tin ware, theorem paintings, etc. Softcover. 8.5"x11", 29 pages, many color and b/w illustrations. In fine condition. [32490] $40.00

 

88. Smith, Ann Y. Alexander Theobald Van Laer. The Lost Landscapes. Waterbury; The Mattatuck Museum: 1998. A loan exhibition of landscapes of Van Laer [1857-1920] who, though largely forgotten today, was one of the most eminent American landscape artists at the turn of the 20th century. Van Laer traveled New England in the summer and spent his later years in Litchfield, Connecticut. Softcover. 10"x8.5", 28 pages, 8 b/w and 16 color illustrations. Penned number on endpaper, otherwise in clean, fine condition. [32480] $40.00

 

89. Smith, Philip Chadwick Foster. American Ship Portraits & Marine Paintings. Syracuse; Everson Museum of Art: 1970. The catalog to a loan exhibition of 19th century, and a few late 18th century, American ship paintings. Twenty of the forty-nine paintings were from the collection of the Peabody Museum of Salem, and the catalog includes and essay by its Curator of Maritime History. Softcover. 11"x8.5", 64 pages, 4 color and 34 b/w illustrations. Tips lightly thumbed, else fine. [32487] $35.00

 

90. Taggart, Ross E. Antique English Silver Coffee Pots and Accessories. The Folger’s Coffee Collection. Proctor & Gamble: [1962]. Begun in 1953, the Folger’s Collection of antique English silver coffee pots and accessories features an outstanding array of 18th and early 19th century pieces. This catalog is divided into section illustrating and describing coffee pots, miniatures, urns, Sheffield plate, sugar bowls & cream jugs, and accessories such as epergnes, baskets, spoons, candlesticks, and so on. Softcover. 8"x10", 102 pages, b/w illustrations. A little light cover soil, else in clean, fine condition. [32551] $30.00

 

91. The London Wholesale, Manufacturing, and Retail Goldsmiths, Silversmiths, Jewellers, Watch Makers, Opticians, and Cutlers’ Directory (1861). Cambridge; J. Wadsworth: 1996. Edition limited to 250 hardcover and 250 softcover copies. A facsimile of the 1861 edition, "containing also a comprehensive and carefully classified directory of the wholesale houses (agents, factors, manufacturers, merchants, and importers), at Birmingham, Liverpool, and Manchester; the toolmakers of Prescott; the watch trade of Coventry; the cutlers and silversmiths of Sheffield; and jet manufacturers of Scarborough and Whitby". Hardcover. 6"x8.5", 320 pages, b/w illustrated advertisements, dj. In fine, clean condition. [32560] $175.00

 

92. Tompkins, George & Carolyn. The Handbook of Gorham Salt Dishes. Rockport; Archimedes Press: 1987. This fascinating book includes hundreds of photos and descriptions of Gorham open salts in coin, sterling, gold, silver plate, and a special section on presentation sets. Hardcover. 6"x9.5", 157 pages, b/w illustrations. A little light soil, very short tear in the cloth along the hinge at the spine head, but otherwise in fine, clean condition. Signed by the authors. Includes the Errata sheet and the price guide. [32525] $150.00

 

93. Torchia, Robert Wilson. Xanthus Smith and the Civil War. Philadelphia; The Schwarz Gallery: 1999. An exhibition of oil paintings and drawings of Civil War marine subjects. Smith, an artist both before and after the war, served in the union Navy during the war, and became interested in ship painting during that period. Softcover. 6.5"x9", 35 pages, 8 color and 23 b/w illustrations. In fine condition. [32486] $25.00

 

94. Trask, John J. Stonington Houses. A Panorama of New England Architecture 1750-1900. The Ivy Press: 1976. An informal survey of 44 houses and other buildings in Stonington, Connecticut. Softcover. 9"x7.5", 95 pages, b/w illustrations. Light soil. [32476] $25.00

 

95. Tschebull, Raoul. Kazak. Carpets of the Caucasus. New York; The Near Eastern Art Research Center / The New York Rug Society: 1971. The catalog to an important early exhibition of Kazak rugs from private collections, with an Introduction by Joseph v. McMullan. The first publication strictly devoted to Kazak carpets. O’Bannon 1494. Softcover. 8"x11", 104 pages, 22 color and 18 b/w illustrations. Light cover wear, tips thumbed, rear cover with small rip. Contents clean and fine. [32528] $85.00

 

96. Walker, Daniel S. Oriental Rugs in Cincinnati Collections. Cincinnati Art Museum: 1976. An exhibition of 42 18th and (mostly) 19th century rugs from private Cincinnati collections. The catalog is divided into sections covering Turkey, the Caucasus, Persia and Central Asia. Softcover. 7.5"x10", 103 pages, 3 color and 39 b/w illustrations of rugs. Light cover soil, several small spots on the cover, corner bump. [32532] $25.00

 

97. Warren, David B. Southern Silver. An Exhibition of Silver made in the South prior to 1860. Houston; Museum of Fine Arts: 1968. An important loan exhibition catalog with decent photographs. David Warren's Introduction touches on the stylistic development of Southern silver and its relative scarcity. This was the first comprehensive exhibition devoted to southern silver made prior to the Civil War; the majority of the items are from Virginia, Maryland, South Carolina and Kentucky; Georgia, Alabama, North Carolina, Louisiana and Texas are also represented. Card covers. 8.5"x11", 90 pages, 149 b/w illustrations. Light soil, a little wear, but a fine, nice condition. Inscribed by Warren. [32557] $75.00

 

98. Welsh, Peter C. The Art of Enterprise. A Pennsylvania Tradition. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission: 1983. A fascinating and well-illustrated exhibition catalog devoted to antique trade signs, most from Southeast Pennsylvania, of the 18th to early 20th centuries. Based on the collection of Henry K. and George D. Landis, the exhibition included tavern signs, trade signs, and signs advertising professions. Boots, cigars, cigar store Indians, bunches of grapes, fish, chickens and horseshoes abound. Softcover. 8.5"x11", 71 pages, many b/w illustrations. In fine condition. [32534] $65.00

 

99. Yamada, Naosaburo [editor]. Sozan No Toki [The Works of Sozan]. Tokyo; Geisen Do: 1923. An illustrated survey of the work of the famous Japanese potter Suwa Sozan [1852-1922]. Sozan was known for his celadons, monochromes and delicate carved decorations, and was made an Imperial artist in 1917. In 1892 he adopted his niece, Sozan Torako, who became known as Sozan II and whose work is in the Imperial Household Agency collection. A scarce early monograph. Softcover, with illustrated covers bound in the Japanese accordion-style. 7"x10", 10 pages plus 88 b/w plates. Text entirely in Japanese. Light soil. [32548] $450.00

 

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101. Murphy, Brian. The Root of Wild Madder. Chasing the History, Mystery and Lore of the Persian Carpet. New York; Simon & Schuster: 2005. "[Brian] Murphy has not written a book about Persian carpets [but about] shopping the bazaars of Iran and Afghanistan… negotiated through elaborate conversations-about God, family, war, trade, Hafez's sublime poetry, and, almost incidentally, carpets". Hardcover. 6.5"x9.5", 297 pages, 23 color illustrations, dust jacket. New. Published for $25.00. [95098] $12.50

 

102. Meng, Ho Wing. The Emperor’s Lost Treasure. Remnants of Unrecorded Chenghua Porcelain. Singapore; Times Private Media Ltd.: 2003. "Chenghua porcelain is among the most valued and prized of Chinese imperial wares from the Ming period. It is also the rarest of Ming porcelain because so little of it is known to have survived Chenghua's death in 1487. In this book, the author asserts that he is privy to a private collection of some exceptional Chenghua pieces, presented here in color photographs and detailed descriptions." Hardcover. 10"x11", 224 pages, 30 color illustrations and 110 color plates, dj. New. [95099] $25.00

 

103. Meng, Ho Wing. Straits Chinese Furniture. A Collector’s Guide. Singapore; Times Books International: 2003. "Singapore Straits Chinese furniture is a fusion of Chinese Qing dynasty ornateness and early 19th-century English dignity and decorum. It developed its own style and uses in the Straits Settlements of Singapore, Malacca, and Penang". Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 188 pages, color and b/w illustrations, dj. New. Published for $55.00. [95100] $25.00

 

104. Meng, Ho Wing. Straits’ Chinese Silver. A Collector’s Guide. Singapore; Times Books International: 2004. "Hindu-Islamic in shape and function, yet characteristic of the Chinese in emblem and design, the fine silver of the Singapore Straits Chinese is an unusual melding of two traditions." Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 191 pages, color and b/w illustrations, dj. New. Published for $55.00. [95101] $25.00

 


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