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Recent Acquisitions

May, 2009

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1. Allen, Gloria Seaman. Family Record. Genealogical Watercolors and Needlework. Washington; DAR Museum: 1989. The catalog to an important loan exhibition of late 18th and 19th century American genealogical watercolors and samplers and other artifacts such as bedcovers and towels. The watercolors and samplers are organised by state, including Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Ohio, and Rhode Island. An uncommon catalog. Softcover. 8.5"x11", 104 pages, many b/w illustrations. In fine condition. [33005] $375.00

 

2. [Arms] Armes Anciennes. Collection Charles Draeger. Monaco; Sotheby's: December 7, 1987. The auction sale of a magnificent collection, focused on pistols of the 17th-19th centuries, and also including some early long arms, and edged weapons. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", about 125 pages, 213 lots, color illustrations, dj. Light soil. Prices realized sheet. [33108] $65.00

 

3. Barber, Edwin Atlee. Marks of American Potters. Southampton; Cracker Barrel Press: undated, but 1960s. First published in 1904, this was the first book entirely devoted to American pottery marks. In addition, Barber adds historical notes on each pottery, and includes a number of American art potteries as well. Softcover. 6"x8", 174 pages, b/w illustrations. Moderate soil and some wear, tips thumbed, etc. [33024] $20.00

 

4. Barrett, Franklin A. Worcester Porcelain and Lund's Bristol. London; Faber and Faber: 1966. 2nd edition. A very well-regarded study of 18th century Worcester porcelains and their Lund antecedents. Includes coverage of early wares, enamel printing, figures, under glaze blue decorations, and more. Hardcover. 6.5"x10", 92 pages plus 8 color and 96 b/w plates, dj. Jacket lightly worn. [33022] $45.00

 

5. Bedini, Silvio A. & Francis R. Maddison. Mechanical Universe. The Astrarium of Giovanni de Dondi. Philadelphia; The American Philosophical Society: 1966. A scholarly study of this remarkable astronomical clockwork made by Professor Dondi of the University of Padua between 1834 and 1364. "Transactions of the American Philosophical Society. New Series, Volume 56, Part 5". Hardcover. 9"x12", 69 pages, black & white illustrations, dust jacket. Jacket worn and chipped. [33009] $40.00

 

6. Bishop, Robert. Folk Painters of America. New York; E.P. Dutton:1979. A highly respected, extremely well illustrated survey of American folk paintings and painters of the last several centuries. Bishop covers not only New England, Middle America and the South, but also the often-ignored Southwest. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 255 pages, 367 b&w and 70 color illustrations. Light soil. [33098] $25.00

 

7. Blauer, Ettagale. African Elegance New York; Rizzoli: 1999. This lovely book "captures the essence of traditional style as it is reflected in the arts and crafts of the African continent. Drawing upon many years of experience and travel in Africa, the author describes how objects are used in traditional ceremonies and rituals. From the vibrant, carved coffins of Ghana and the treasures made by 16th century Benin metalsmiths to sleek studies in serpentine crafted by Shona sculptors of Zimbabwe, this book reveals how people display themselves and tell stories based on the time-honored ideas about beauty and design". Hardcover. 10"x13", 176 pages, color illustrations, dj. Fine. [33071] $45.00

 

8. Bonnet, Lucienne. L'Industrie du Tapis a la Kalaa des Beni-Rached (Oran). Algiers; Jules Carbonel: 1929. A survey of the carpet industry and carpet-making in the Algerian city of Oran. Both traditional and period methods and materials are discussed. Very uncommon. Softcover. 6.5"x9.5", 162 pages, 7 b/w plates. Covers with moderate wear, some soil. Tips of first pages creased, light internal soil. [33076] $175.00

 

9. Bremseth, Hattie. Washboards. Identification and Values [and] Washboards. Identification and Values, Book Two. Published by the author in 1980 and 1981. An offbeat pair of books on an interesting subject, or perhaps an interesting pair on an offbeat subject. Not a lot of history, mostly illustrations and thumbnail descriptions. There are special sections illustrating washboards from the 1930 Federal washboard Co. catalog, and on lingerie and children's washboards. Softcover. 5.5"x8.5", 89 and 77 pages, b/w illustrations. Light soil. [33003] $50.00

 

10. Buhler, Kathryn C. American Silver 1655-1825 in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Boston; Museum of Fine Arts/ New York Graphic Society: 1972. An important and finely written catalog of this extensive collection of New England, New York, and Philadelphia silver. Each entry is illustrated and fully described, and many marks are illustrated. A handsome production, and a pleasure to use and peruse. Hardcover. 2 volumes. 7"x11.5", 708 pages, b/w illustrations, slipcased. Near fine. [33092] $300.00

 

11. Bulkeley, Houghton. The "Aaron Roberts" Attributions. [in the] Connecticut Historical Society Bulletin, July, 1963. In the 1935 Connecticut Furniture Exhibition catalog, Luke Vincent Lockwood had attributed several pieces to a cabinetmaker named Aaron Roberts, and since then many more pieces had been attributed to him, based only upon several stylistic quirks. Then Houghton Bulkeley began to wonder... Softcover, 6"x9", 14 pages (article), b/w illustrations. Cover with soil and wear, corner crease, and a black label. [33054] $20.00

 

12. Bulkeley, Houghton. George Belden and Erastus Grant, Cabinetmakers. [in the] Connecticut Historical Society Bulletin, July, 1962. The indefatigable Connecticut furniture historian locates and describes two signed pieces of late 18th century furniture- one by George Belden of Wethersfield, and one by Erastus Grant of Westfield, Massachusetts. These pieces lead him to search for related pieces, with surprising results. Softcover. 6"x9", 9 pages [article], b/w illustrations. Light soil. [33058] $20.00

 

13. 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. [33096] $150.00

 

14. Calkins, Robert G. A Medieval Treasury. An Exhibition of Medieval Art from the Third to the Sixteenth Century. Ithaca; Andrew Dickson White Museum of Art: 1968. A wide-ranging exhibition of sculpture, manuscripts, and other objects made from ivory, wood, stone, brass, iron and other materials. The objects were loaned from many public and several private collections. Softcover. 7"x10", 200 pages, several color and many b/w illustrations. Covers lightly rubbed, else fine. [33042] $25.00

 

15. [Canes] World Class Antique Canes -Auction 1,3,4 and 5. Encino; Malter Galleries: November 17, 1996 - November 2, 1997 - March 29, 1998 - May 19, 2002. Four auction catalogs featuring a fantastic array of high-quality antique walking sticks. 4 volumes. Softcover. 8.5"x11", 24 pages, 281 lots - 93 pages, 212 lots - 59 pages, 165 lots - 48 pages, 224 lots. B/w illustrations. Prices realized sheets stapled inside the front covers of the first three catalog. Light wear. [33101] $150.00

 

16. [Carousel Carvings] American Carvings- Carousel Figures, Cigar Store Indians and Fine Folk Art Carvings. New York; Guernsey's: December 16, 1989. The catalog to an outstanding auction, for the most part devoted to carousel and related figures, but with outstanding folk art figures and cigar store Indians as well. Softcover. 9"x8.5", about 200 pages, 229 lots, b/w and color illustrations. Light wear. [33103] $40.00

 

17. [Carousel Figures] Carousel Art, Including a Highly Important Herschell-Spillman Menagerie Carousel. New York; Christie's East: October 18, 1990. This fine auction catalog features the Algonac Island Park carousel by Herschell-Spillman. Softcover. 8"x10.5", 30 pages, 107 lots, b/w and color illustrations. Light wear. [33104] $40.00

 

18. [Carousel Figures] Carousel Art. New York; Sotheby's: March 24, 1990. The catalog to a fine auction of carousel figures. Softcover. 8"x10.5", about 40 pages, 140 lots, color and b/w illustrations. Light wear. [33105] $35.00

 

19. Copeland, Robert. Spode's Willow Pattern & other designs after the Chinese. London; Studio Vista: 1980. "The author draws on unpublished sources, particularly from the archives of the Spode Company". Hardcover. 7.5"x10", 182 pages, several color plates and many b/w illustrations. A nice copy. [33033] $40.00

 

20. Coysh, A.W. & R.K. Henrywood. The Dictionary of Blue & White Printed Pottery, 1780-1880 -Volume 1 & 2. Woodbridge; Antique Collectors' Club: 2001. 9th & 5th printings. Standard, well-illustrated, studies if the wide range of blue &white transferware produced by English firms in the late 18th and 19th centuries. Organised in dictionary format for either ease of reference or the pleasure of serendipitous browsing. Hardcover. 2 vols. 8.5"x11", 420 + 239 pages, color and b/w illustrations, dj. Light wear. [33034] $85.00

 

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21. Daniel, S. Collection Complete de Chiffres Doubles Compose & Dediee aux Artistes Industriels par S. Daniel, Graveur et Dessinateur. Paris; Printed by Kaeppelin 17 Quai Voltaire. No date, but c.1860. A lovely French designer's selection of fancy double-initial letters for the use of engravers on silver, jewelry and like pieces. Hardcover. 6"x9", title page plus 34 lithographed plates with initials printed in blue. Covers with moderate wear, some soil, front hinge cracked but tight, endpapers soiled, title page lightly spotted, but plates clean. [33074] $150.00

 

22. Daljeet, Dr. The Sikh Heritage. A Search for Totality. New Dehli; Prakash Books: 2005. "Sikhism has flourished for 500 years [and] this exhibition catalog features stunning color reproductions of Sikh arts and crafts, including paintings, coins, and shawls, providing an overview of this highly accomplished culture, as well as a guide to the lives and thought of the ten Sikh Gurus, their work, philosophy, and achievements in history." Hardcover. 8.5"x11.5", 164 pages, many color illustrations, dj. New. [95124] $25.00

 

23. [Decoys] Important Auction of Rare Waterfowl Decoys -A Wide Variety of Investment Quality Decoys Featuring Decoys from the Collection of John Hillman. Farmington; Guyette & Schmidt: April 25-26, 1996. John Hillman was one of the first generation of pioneer collectors of duck decoys, a discriminating and knowledgeable collector. The decoys in his collection were magnificent. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 161 pages, 700 lots, color and b/w illustrations. Fine. [33102] $40.00

 

24. Develle, E. Brodeurs et Dentellieres. Blois; Imprimerie Sille: 1930s. A discussion of 15th, 16th and 17th century Embroidery and embroiderers, lace and lacemakers, in France. Uncommon. Softcover. 5.5"x7.5", 168 pages, b/w frontispiece. Covers with some soil, contents fine and largely unopened. [33075] $100.00

 

25. Dmitrieva, Olga & Natalya Abramova. Britannia & Muscovy. English Silver at the Court of the Tsars. New Haven; Yale University Press: 2006. "This beautifully illustrated book examines in detail 30 objects from the collection of English silver in the Moscow Kremlin Museums, where the world’s greatest surviving group of 16th- and 17th-century English silver is housed." There are also chapters on 17th century English firearms in the Kremlin collection, and presentation gifts of English ambassadors to the Tsars. Hardcover. 9.5"x10", 303 pages, many color and some b/w illustrations, dj. New. [95122] $35.00

 

26. Drake, Stillman. Galileo Galilei, Operations of the Geometric and Military Compass -1606. Washington; Smithsonian Institution Press: 1978. A reprinting of Galileo's book on his "Military Compass", a sector which could perform complex mathematical calculations quickly and easily. This edition also includes a lengthy introduction by Stillman Drake. Softcover. 8"x11", 95 pages, b/w illustrations; near fine. [33013] $20.00

 

27. Eckhardt, George H. Pennsylvania Clocks and Clockmakers. An Epic Early American Science, Industry, and Craftsmanship. New York; Bonanza Books: 1960s. A good general introduction to Pennsylvania clocks and clockmakers, annotated lists of Philadelphia clock and watchmakers, and an annotated list of Pennsylvania clock and watchmakers outside of Philadelphia. Hardcover. 7"x10", 229 pages, b/w illustrations. Light wear. [33014] $20.00

 

28. Explication des Ouvrages de Peinture, Sculpture, Architecture et Gravure, Des Artistes vivans, Exposes au Musee Napoleon, le 1er jour Complementaire, an XII de la Republique francaise. Paris; De l'Imprimerie des Sciences et Arts, rue Ventadour: (1804). The catalog to the 1804 exhibition of paintings, sculpture, prints and architectural drawings at the Musee Napoleon, also known (after Waterloo) as The Louvre Museum. 1804 being smack in the middle of Napoleon's glory years, many of the works are related to his military glories, successful French generals, and related subjects. Hardcover. 4"x6.5", [ii] 119 pages. Bound into 19th century mustard-colored boards with matching endpapers. Covers a bit soiled, some edge wear. Contents with moderate soil, slight marginal stains. [33062] $125.00

 

29. Eyles, Desmond. "Good Sir Toby". The Story of Toby and Character Jugs Through the Ages. London; Doulton & Co. Ltd.: 1955. Hardcover. 7.5"x10", 108 pages, many color and b/w illustrations, dj. Jacket somewhat worn, cover slightly warped, as always. [33032] $35.00

 

30. Fales, Martha Gandy. Jewelry in America, 1600-1900. Woodbridge; Antique Collectors' Club: 1995. A sweeping and comprehensive study of American jewelry from its earliest days to the end of the Victorian period. The text is divided into four sections- 1600-1775, 1775-1825, 1825-1875, and 1875-1900, and includes mourning jewelry, miniatures, hairwork, "Societal" jewelry, hair jewelry, bridal jewelry, revival styles, novelties, and work in diamonds, pearls, garnets, quarts, gold & silver, topaz, amethyst, pastes, amber, jet, coral, colored gems, and more. Very well illustrated and thoroughly researched- a gem of a book, so to speak. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 447 pages, filled with color and b/w illustrations, dj. Jacket with some light rubbing, else fine. [33038] $125.00

 

31. Fallon, John P. The Marks of the London Goldsmiths and Silversmiths -Georgian Period (c. 1697-1837): A Guide. New York; Arco Publishing: 1972. not only the marks of hundreds of London silversmiths, but short biographies as well. A small but powerful book. Hardcover. 4"x6", 420 pages, dj. Jacket with light soil. [33083] $50.00

 

32. Freeman, Michael. The Modern Japanese Tea Room. Bologna; Damiani: 2007. "The formal tea ceremony developed in 15th-century Japan is closely circumscribed, as is the space for it: traditionally, chashitsus include windows, an alcove (tokonoma) with flowers and painted parchment, bamboo mats (tatami), and a fireplace on the floor (ro). More recently those traditions-as closely associated with the upper class as "high tea" is in England-have been rediscovered by architects and designers as a perfect match for their contemporary work. Illustrated with 250 captioned color photographs, this book opens with an introduction to the history of the tea ceremony, then presents 35 projects from renowned Japanese designers, from a tree house in Nagano to a portable space in black lacquer." Hardcover. 10"x9.5", 239 pages, many color illustrations, dj. New. [95125] $35.00

 

33. French, Reginald F. Erastus Salisbury Field, 1805-1900. [in the] Connecticut Historical Society Bulletin, October, 1963. The entire issue was devoted to the catalog of an exhibition of Field's work held at the CHS. The text includes a biographical essay, a bibliography, and a descriptive list of 270 works attributed to Field, compiled by French and Agnes M. Dods. Thirty-eight paintings are illustrated. Softcover. 6"x9", 47 pages, b/w illustrations. Light soil. [33057] $40.00

 

34. Friell, Charlotte & Peter. Modern Chairs. Benedikt Taschen: 1993. The tale of chair design in the 20th century is one of hope and defeat, victory and tragedy, great exuberance and great pathos. Are you sure you're supposed to sit on that? Softcover. 9"x12", 160 pages, color and b/w illustrations. Light wear. [33095] $20.00

 

35. [Garbo] The Greta Garbo Collection. New York; Sotheby's: November 15, 1990. The auction sale of Garbo's collection of fine French furniture, fine European porcelains, accessories and modern art. The catalog is also illustrated with some fine shots of her apartment. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", about 150 pages, 192 lots, color and b/w illustrations, dj. Prices realized sheet stapled to first page. Jacket torn, else near fine. [33118] $75.00

 

36. [Garcia] The Jacques Garcia Collection. Important French Furniture, Decorations, Works of Art and Carpets. New York; Sotheby's: October 27, 1990. The auction sale of a wonderful collection of 18th century French furniture and decorations. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", about 50 pages, 93 lots, color illustrations, dj, prices realized sheet. Light wave to the page edges, else fine. [33117] $45.00

 

37. Gilborn, Craig. Adirondack Furniture and the Rustic Tradition. New York; Harry N. Abrams: 1987. The first major study of Adirondack and other "rustic" furniture, and still one of the best. Hardcover. 9"x12", 349 pages, color and b/w illustrations, dj. Light wear. [33090] $50.00

 

38. Godden, Geoffrey A. The Illustrated Guide to Mason's Patent Ironstone China, and Related Wares - Stone China - New Stone, Granite China - and Their Manufacturers. New York; Praeger Publishers: 1971. A well illustrated study of the Mason family of potters and their ironstone wares. Includes chapters on Miles Mason, the development of ironstone-type earthenware, Mason ironstone ware, Mason marks and dating, Mason-type ware of other manufacturers, Mason factories, and the 1818 and 1822 Sale Catalogs. Hardcover. 6.5"x10", 175 pages, plus 8 color and 141 b/w plates, dj; a nice copy in a lightly soiled jacket. [33021] $75.00

 

39. [Golf] Golfing Memorabilia. New York; Phillips: November 2, 1996. The auction sale of a fine assortment of golf clubs, golf balls and other accessories, and golf-related paintings, prints, statues, books, pottery and other items. Softcover. 8"x10.5", 64 pages, 656 lots, b/w and color illustrations, prices realized sheet. Fine. [33114] $35.00

 

40. Hajdamach, Charles R. British Glass, 1800-1914. Woodbridge; Antique Collectors’ Club: 2003. 4th printing. "Written by a leading expert on Victorian glass, this major study provides the standard work on the Golden Age of British glassmaking. Illustrated with fifty stunning colour plates of groups of glasses arranged by type and over four hundred black and white illustrations". Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 466 pages, 50 color and 430 b/w illustrations, dj. New. [90316] $45.00

 

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Hali. The International Journal of Oriental Carets and Textiles. "The world leader in its field, HALI (the name means carpet in Turkish) is the glue that holds the international rug and textile art market together. Described as "the benchmark against which all other art publications measure their quality", HALI is essential reading for the amateur and the connoisseur alike. Unlike other art and antiques publications, it is the single most influential force within its specialised constituency. HALI plays a pivotal role in the field of carpets and textiles, leading trends, tastes and opinions as well as promoting the business through the comprehensive nature of its editorial coverage". We are pleased to offer several nice issues. These are all softcover, 8.5"x12", with light wear, corners a little thumbed, but overall clean and good.

41. Vol.1, No.3. Autumn, 1978. $250.00

42. Vol.1, No.4. Winter, 1978. $250.00

43. Vol.2, No.3. Autumn, 1979. $375.00

44. Vol.4, No.1. 1981. $100.00

45. Issue 26. April/May/June, 1985. $75.00

46. Issue 29. January/February/March, 1986. $75.00

47. Issue 30. April/May/June, 1986. $60.00

 

48. Hamilton, John D. Material Culture of the American Freemasons. Lexington; Museum of Our National Heritage: 1994. A comprehensive and important study of American Masonic crafts, arts, furniture, regalia, swords, jewels, documents and other artifacts. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 308 pages, many b/w and some color illustrations, dj. Jacket lightly rubbed. [33089] $175.00

 

49. Hamilton, John & Tom Rowe. The American Percussion Schuetzen Rifle. Rochester; Rowe Publications: 2004. "The waves of Germanic immigration during the 1840s and 1850s deposited upon American shores a number of highly talented gunsmiths. In addition to their normal work, these artisans continued to produce a style of muzzle-loading percussion target rifle that was then popular in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.
            These specialized rifles, now made in America, were used for a form of competition shooting festival (Schuetzenfest) that had been popular in Europe since the Middle Ages, and was continued by the recent immigrants as they spread across the nation. Impelled by the added talents of Anglo-American gunsmiths, a new style of offhand rifle evolved in the latter half of the nineteenth century that absorbed the heavy Germanic form and melded it with the simplicity of design found in the finest English sporting arms.
            In this book the authors reveal examples of how these two firearm formats were eventually blended to produce a precision percussion muzzle-loading target rifle that was tailored to the American rifleman. Here, the authors not only document in full color the works of many of the gunsmiths and provide an index of known makers, but also review the loading accessories deemed necessary to properly serve these extraordinary arms". Hardcover. 11.5"x9", 384 pages, hundreds of color and some b/w and line illustrations, dj. New. [90317] $90.00

 

50. Hamilton, Martha Wilson. Silver in the Fur Trade, 1680-1820. Chelmsford; Martha Hamilton Publishing: 1995. An important examination of North American Indian trade silver, with discussion of First Nations, American, British, Dutch and French trading patterns, an analysis of forms, and all the known Indian trade silver makers’ marks and biographies of the silversmiths. Profusely illustrated and thoroughly researched, this is an essential reference work. Softcover. 8.5"x10", 236 pages, b/w and color illustrations, marks; near fine. [90146] $45.00

 

51. Harvey, Miles. The Island of Lost Maps. A True Story of a Cartographic Crime. New York; Random House: 2000. "This is the story of a curious crime spree: the theft of irreplaceable centuries-old maps from some of the most prominent research libraries in the United States and Canada. The perpetrator was a nondescript antiques dealer from Florida with a razor blade in his pocket and the unlikely name of Gilbert Bland Jr.". Softcover. 5.25"x7.25", 405 pages, several b/w illustrations. New. [95120] $10.00

 

52. Hayward, Helena (ed.). World Furniture, An Illustrated History. Secaucus; Chartwell Books: 1976. 8th printing. A chronological survey from ancient times with contributions by Yvonne Brunhammer, Joseph Butler, Anthony Coleridge, Serge Grandjean, Hugh Honour, Hans Huth, Clifford Musgrave, and many others. "An essential work for placing American furniture in a worldwide context; it is still the most wide-ranging and authoritative survey of its kind." (Ames) Hardcover. 10.5"x13", 320 pages, 1,177 b&w and color illustrations, dj. [33087] $35.00

 

53. Houart, Victor. Miniature Silver Toys. New York; Alpine Fine Arts: 1981. "These miniature silver toys are the products of the skilled silversmiths of the 17th and 18th centuries, who reproduced original objects in miniature -often at the cost of enormous technical difficulties -with a zeal for exactitude that is extraordinary. Some of these miniature curios have withstood the test of time better than the larger originals they were modeled on, despite the fact that certain silver toys are no thicker than a sheet of paper..." Hardcover. 10"x11", 237 pages, 275 b/w illustrations, dj. Light wear, a nice copy. [33084] $65.00

 

54. Jenyns, Soame. Japanese Pottery. London; Faber and Faber: 1978. 2nd prtg. A scholarly and respected reference. It is worthwhile listing the chapters and what they cover- Prehistoric and Protohistoric Unglazed Tomb Wares, Japanese Pottery of the Nara (672-780) and Heian (781-1184) Periods, the Six Old Kilns of Japan (Seto, Echizen, Tokoname, Bizen, Tamba, and Shigaraki & Iga), Rise of the Pottery of cha-no-yu, Mino Wares- Ki Seto, Black Seto, Shino, Oribe and Ofuke, Potteries Founded by The Koreans, Pottery of Yamashiro, Work of Some Minor Potters and Kilns. Hardcover. 6.5"x10", 380 pages, plus 4 color and 120 b/w plates, folding map, dj. Light wear. [33091] $100.00

 

55. [Jewelry] The Magnificent Jewels of Luz Mila Patino, Countess of Boisrouvray. New York; Sotheby's: October 26, 1989. The auction sale of a truly magnificent collection of jewelry, only a few pieces sold for less than 5-figures. Diamonds and rubies and pearls, oh my. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", about 75 pages, 65 lots, color illustrations and several color plates with overlays, dj. Fine. [33115] $65.00

 

56. [Jewelry] Twenty five Renaissance Jewels and Works of Art from the Collection of the late Arturo Lopez-Willshaw. London; Sotheby & Co.:June 10th, 1974. The catalog to the auction of a truly remarkable collection of 16th and 17th century jewels and works of art -you've got to love the vibrancy, originality, whimsy and raciness of 16th and 17th century Renaissance artisans. Hardcover. 7.5"x10", 49 pages, 25 lots, all illustrated, most in color, dj. Jacket lightly soiled. [33106] $40.00

 

57. [Keck] The Keck Collection from La Lanterne, Bel Air, California. New York; Sotheby's: December 5-6, 1991. The contents of the faux French Chateau built by oil-heir Howard Keck. A number of records were set by the museum-quality French furniture, Continental porcelains, marbles and silver, and other French decorations. Quite simply one of the best private collections of French furniture to come under the hammer in years. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", about 300 pages, 293 lots, color illustrations and folding plates, dj, prices realized sheet. Near fine. [33116] $85.00

 

58. [Kelly] Important New York Furniture and Decorative Arts. The Richard and Beverly Kelly Collection. Portsmouth; Northeast Auctions: April 3, 2005. An important auction catalog filled with Duncan Phyfe and other New York furniture, beautifully photographed, and described by Philip Zimmerman, who also contributed an important illustrated essay, "The Architectural Furniture of Duncan Phyfe, 1830-1845". Softcover. 8.5"x11", 84 pages, color illustrations; light wear. [33111] $40.00

 

59. Keramic Studio. A Monthly Magazine for the China Painter and Potter. Volume 23 sic- (4). Syracuse; Keramic Studio Publishing Co.: 1922-23. Contains the monthly issues for May, 1922-April, 1923. The 'Keramic Studio' was founded and edited by Adelaide Alsop Robineau, one of the premier ceramicists in America, and creator of the famed "Scarab Vase". Robineau was a tireless promoter of the studio pottery and china painting movements, and her magazine is a valuable source of information on potters, techniques and potting-related news and designs of the period. The issues featured numerous b/w illustrations as well as beautiful color plates. Hardcover. 11"x13.5", 224 pages, many b/w and 11 color plates. Ex-library, bound into library buckram without the monthly covers. General wear and soil to the covers, some internal soil and wear. [33011] $150.00

 

60. Keramic Studio. A Monthly Magazine for the China Painter and Potter. Volume 25. Syracuse; Keramic Studio Publishing Co.: 1923-24. Contains the monthly issues for May, 1923-April, 1924. The issues featured numerous b/w illustrations as well as beautiful color plates. Hardcover. 11"x13.5", 236 pages, many b/w and 22 color plates. Ex-library, bound into library buckram without the monthly covers. General wear and soil to the covers, some internal soil and wear. [33012] $150.00

 

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61. Kihn, Phyllis. Captain Solomon Ingraham. [in the] Connecticut Historical Society Bulletin, January, 1964. An investigation into the life of Connecticut's Captain Solomon Ingraham, captain of the merchant ship 'Pacific' which sailed to Calcutta on a trading mission in 1799. The article details attempts to find out more about the Captain, who died in Calcutta in 1805, and also contains a transcription of the inventory of his estate. Softcover, 6"x9", 15 pages (article), several b/w illustrations. Fine. [33055] $20.00

 

62. Kihn, Phyllis. William Blodget, Map Maker. 1754-1809. [in the] Connecticut Historical Society Bulletin, April, 1962. The story of Rhode Island soldier, artist, author and map-maker William Blodget. An aide-de-camp to General Nathaniel Greene during the Revolution, he later engraved acclaimed and important maps of Vermont and Connecticut. Softcover. 6"x9", 17 pages [article], b/w illustrations. Light soil. [33065] $20.00

 

63. Kihn, Phyllis. Zecheriah Mills. Paper-Hanging Manufacturer of Hartford, 1793-1816. [in the] Connecticut Historical Society Bulletin, January, 1961. The saga of an early and successful wallpaper manufacturer and importer in Hartford is chronicled through newspaper advertisements, labels and other surviving documents. Softcover. 6"x9", 11 pages [article], b/w illustrations, light soil. [33066] $15.00

 

64. Klamkin, Marian. The Collector's Book of Bottles. New York; Dodd, Mead: 1971. Bottles were really big in the 70s, and this book certainly reflects their newfound respectability, sans discrimination. Today you'd probably not find a bottle collecting book that mentioned Steigel and Avon perfume bottles in the same chapter. Hardcover. 7"x10", 248 pages, b/w illustrations, dj. Jacket Nonetheless, this remains a good introduction for the beginner. worn and rubbed, former owner's blindstamp on the title page. Some wear. [33019] $20.00

 

65. Kornhauser, Elizabeth M & Amy Ellis. Hudson River School. Masterworks from the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art. New Haven; Yale University Press: 2003. "Hudson River School paintings are among America's most admired and well-loved artworks.This book features fifty-seven major Hudson River School paintings from the collection of the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, recognized as the most extensive and finest in the world." Hardcover. 10"x12", 169 pages, 67 color and 34 b/w illustrations, dj. Light wear. [33097] $45.00

 

66. Laidacker, Sam (ed.). Anglo-American China Part One [and] Part Two. Bristol; Sam Laidacker: 1954 [and] 1951. Starting in 1938 with his book, "The Standard Catalogue of Anglo-American China", Sam Laidacker embarked upon a journey that would land him square in the middle of the trade in Staffordshire china with American views made (more or less) between 1800 and 1850. This book, was a much-revised and much better organized chronicle of historical view china, meant to provide a common reference source for dealers and collectors as to what views were available, in what forms and colors, and at what current prices. Part 1- softcover, 90 pages, b/w illustrations, light wear. Part 2- hardcover, 144 pages, b/w illustrations, dj. Some soil, jacket rather tattered, a binding crack. An assembled set. [33028] $35.00

 

67. [Langdon Estate / Loockerman furniture] Important American Furniture, The Contents of "Langdon". New York; Sotheby's: February 2nd, 1985. Sale 5295. The sale of the fine furnishings of the elegant Maryland estate, including a number of documented 18th century pieces items from the Loockerman family. Softcover. 8.5"x10.5", 142 lots, about 75 pages, color and b/w illustrations; priced. Some wear, slight marginal stain at the top of the first pages. [33109] $25.00

 

68. Lechler, Doris & Virginia O'Neill. A Collector's Guide to Children's Glass Dishes. Nashville; Thomas Nelson: 1976. A pioneering study of those itsy-bitsy, teeny-weeny kid's toy glass dishes of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Discusses patterns, forms, and companies. Hardcover. 6"x9", 224 pages, many b/w and some color illustrations, dj. Jacket worn, book with light soil. [33020] $25.00

 

69. Lewis, Griselda. A Collector's History of English Pottery. New York; The Viking Press: 1969. This has become a standard history and reference work to English 18th and 19th century pottery. She covers all the major wares and makers in this extremely well illustrated study. Hardcover. 7.5"x10", 221+ pages, packed with color and b/w illustrations, dj. Light wear. [33048] $20.00

 

70. Li Jiu-fang. Chinese Jades Throughout the Ages -Connoisseurship of Chinese Jades -Vol.11 & 12: Qing Dynasty, 1644-1911. Chinese Art Foundation: 1997. A beautiful pair of books illustrated with 220 color plates of Chinese carved jades of the Qing Dynasty. Each example is fully described, and there is also an essay about Qing Dynasty jades. The photographs are large and gorgeous. A jade-lover's dream. The prior ten titles in this series had covered earlier periods of Chinese jades. Text in English and Chinese. 2 vols. Hardcover. 9"x12", xlviii + 205 pages, and liv + 216 pages, both volumes filled with color plates. Pictorial slipcases. Fine. [33040] $200.00

 

71. Little, Nina Fletcher. The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Collection. Colonial Williamsburg/Little Brown and Company: 1957. An exceedingly pleasing and beautiful catalog of this extraordinary collection. The color plates are very fine, and vividly illustrate the folk art portraits, scenic and still-life paintings, paintings on silk, frakturs, and folk sculpture. Nina Little's text is very informative and well written. One of the classic books on American folk art. Hardcover. 7.5"x10", 402 pages, 165 color plates. Light wear, spine lightly faded. [33121] $45.00

 

72. Little, W.L. Staffordshire Blue. Underglaze blue transfer-printed earthenware. New York; Crown Publishers: 1969. This is not a study of scenes, but rather a history of how it was done; the development of transfer printing and the companies which produced it. Hardcover. 7.5"x10", 160 pages, plus 119 b/w illustrations, dj; a nice copy in a lightly worn jacket. [33047] $30.00

 

73. The London Cabinet Makers' Union Book of Prices. By a Committee of Masters and Journeymen. London: 1866. 4th edition. Issued with 'The London Cabinet Makers Book of Prices, for the most improved Extensible Dining Tables' (1866), and 'The London Cabinet Makers' Book of Prices for work not provided in the Union Book' (1863) 2nd edition. In an attempt to prevent disputes between cabinetmakers and customers and to standardize the trade, 'The Union Book' describes in great detail what each piece of furniture consists of as a "standard model", what extras could be added, and what to charge for them.
            The level of detail included for individual pieces is impressive. On a Pembroke table, for example, there are extra charges for extra inch in length, extra inch in width, extra drawer (scratch beaded), cock-beading the drawers, corner line ditto, lining boxes, canting corners (top), ovalo corners, -and so on for three more pages. Almost every type of furniture you can think of is here, often in many variations. Let's take a look at the B's- bedstead (table), bedstead (bureau), bedstead (press), bedstead (library press, with breaks), bureau, bookcase, bookcase (library, straight front) bookcase (library, with breaks), basin-stand, basin-stand (corner), basin-stand (square, inclosed), bidet, bidet (box-top), bidet (portable), bottle-tray, bottle-tray (square), bottle-tray (hexagon), butler's tray, book shelves (hanging), book shelves (open), bed-steps, bed table.
            And so on and on, through card tables, cellarets, dining tables, desks, fire-screens, knife cases, night tables, Pembroke tables, etc. And then there's that second portion, completely devoted to extensible dining tables. A frighteningly complete and comprehensive look at the construction of furniture in the middle of the Victorian period. Hardcover. 8.5"x10.5", 474 pages plus 8 plates, and 27 pages plus 9 plates, and 53 pages plus 6 plates. Bound in plain, sturdy period quarter leather. Covers a bit scuffed, tips worn, pages somewhat browned, several plates with light corner stains. [33037] $850.00

 

74. [Luckett] American Furniture and Decorative Arts from Spain's Northern California Frontier, 1700-1900. The Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Al Luckett, Jr. New York; Sotheby's: January 15, 1998. Sale 7086. A fabulous auction catalog, with additional short essays on the Spanish Borderlands in North America by Wendell Garrett, and Making Furniture on the Spanish Frontier by Betsy Fleming. In addition, at the rear is bound in the 18-page Museum of International Folk Art exhibition catalog "Carpinteros and Cabinetmakers, Furniture Making in New Mexico 1600-1900". Softcover. 8.25"x10.5", 200+ pages, 250 lots, color and b/w illustrations. Ex-institutional with small stamp on title page, prices realised sheets glued inside the front cover, else a nice copy. [33110] $75.00

 

75. Luddington, John. Starting to Collect Silver. Woodbridge; Antique Collectors' Club: 1984. A nuts-and-bolts guide to learning about what makes a piece of silver good or bad, what to look for as a collector, and pitfalls to avoid. To Luddington, novice collectors starting out with nothing but a mark book and a gleam in their eye are as much a danger to themselves as toddlers from a wading pool wandering out to take their chances in the deep blue sea. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 225 pages, b/w illustrations, dj. Jacket slightly rubbed. [33094] $35.00

 

76. Luther, Clair Franklin. The Hadley Chest. Ephrata; Science Press: 1985. A facsimile of the 1935 edition. "The most important reference on the so-called Hadley chests...still considered the definitive work" -Semowich 932. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 144 pages, b/w illustrations. Light wear. [33088] $100.00

 

77. Maiuri, Amedeo. La Casa del Menandro e il suo Tesoro de Argenteria. Rome; La Libreria dello Stato: [1933]. Limited to 480 sets. An important study of the frescoes, architecture, and silver of a grand Pompeian villa known as 'The House of Menander'. Built in the first century B.C., and named after a well-preserved fresco of the ancient Greek poet found there, little is known of the actual owner of the house, though it seems likely that he was either a wealthy Pompeian merchant, or perhaps a rich Roman who built a seaside villa in the popular resort town.
            "In the cellar, wrapped up in textiles and placed in the bottom of a wooden chest, were 118 pieces of silver plate, of varying ages and styles... a separate box placed on top of the silverware contained 20 pieces of jewellery made of gold and precious stones, along with some gold wire and 46 coins..." (Tamm). Hardcover. 2 volumes, rebound as one. 9.5"x12", 508 pages with 189 b/w illustrations, plus 2 folding plans, 14 color and 49 b/w plates; rebound bound in marbled boards with a leather spine, raised bands and gilt title; a little light spotting on the endpapers, covers with some slight rubbing; edges re-trimmed, but still with nice wide margins; a very nice copy. [33010] $1,250.00

 

78. Morton, Robert. Southern Antiques & Folk Art. Birmingham; Oxmoor House: 1976. A very pleasing and colorful survey of southern antique furniture, folk art, silver, glass, textiles and other decorative arts. A wonderful pictorial study. Examples were drawn from both public and private collections. Hardcover. 12"x12", 251 pages, packed with color and some b/w illustrations, dj. Jacket a bit wrinkled and soiled, book clean. [33086] $45.00

 

79. Mountford, Arnold R. The Illustrated Guide to Staffordshire Salt-Glazed Stoneware. New York; Praeger Publishers: 1971. A groundbreaking study of this very fine and delicate pottery. Mountford took advantage of new excavations at factory sites and also drew on a mass of original documents. He includes chapters introducing salt-glazed Staffordshire ware, brown salt-glaze, drab ware, salt-glazed blocks, white salt-glazed stoneware, scratch blue and Littler-Wedgwood blue, enameled and printed salt-glazed ware, and figures. Hardcover. 6.5"x10", 88 pages plus 8 color plates and 244 b/w illustrations, dj; light wear. [33049] $75.00

 

80. Murphy, Stanley. Martha's Vineyard Decoys. Boston; David R. Godine: 1978. Martha's Vineyard has been the home of many skilled decoy carvers, whose work is showcased here. Includes the work of 18 known carvers, and some unknown ones. Photography by George Moffett. A highly-regarded, somewhat elusive book. Hardcover. 10"x9.5", 165 pages, b/w and some color illustrations, dj. Light wear. [33078] $350.00

 

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81. Nutting, Wallace. The Clock Book. Green Farms; Modern Books and Crafts: 1975. A popular and well illustrated study of American and foreign clocks, first published in 1924. Primarily a compilation of photographs, with additional lists of clockmakers cribbed from Britten. Hardcover. 7"x10", 312 pages, 250 b/w illustrations, dj. Jacket rubbed and chipped, book fine. [33015] $25.00

 

82. Pool, Eugene E. "Don't Give up the Ship". A Catalogue of the Eugene H. Pool Collection of Captain James Lawrence. Salem; Peabody Museum: 1942. Edition limited to 500 copies, printed by the Southworth-Anthoensen Press in an edition of 500 copies. Commander of the frigate USS 'Chesapeake' which lost a valiant fight to the British frigate 'Shannon' in 1813, Captain Lawrence became famous for crying out "Don't give up the ship" as he was carried, mortally wounded, from the deck. Eugene Pool was Lawrence's great-great-nephew, and determined to create a collection of what little could be found relating to the famous commander. This elegant catalog includes letters, manuscripts, prints, paintings, models, and personal memorabilia. Hardcover. 7"x10", 82 pages plus 11 b/w illustrations. Covers with several white spots, some wear, contents with scattered light foxing, some soil on the endpapers. [33077] $150.00

 

83. Reinhardt, Ad. Calligraphic Ceramics from Eastern Iran. University of Iowa Art Museum: 1974. A catalog to an exhibition of Ulfert Wilkie's collection of 38 examples of Iranian calligraphic-decorated pottery of the 9th, 10th and early 11th centuries. Each item (37 bowls and a pitcher) is illustrated and described. There is also an historical essay, and an interesting short introduction by Wilkie. Very uncommon. Softcover. 6"x11", 32 pages, b/w illustrations. Some soil. [33004] $100.00

 

84. Rossi, Paul A. & David C. Hunt. The Art of the Old West from the Collection of the Gilcrease Institute. New York; Borzoi / Knopf: 1971. A beautiful survey of the collection of watercolors, oil paintings, drawings, sculptures and prints in the Thomas Gilcrease Institute, one of the finest collections of American West art there is. Hardcover. 10"x12.5", 335 pages, packed to the brim with color and b/w illustrations, dj; a lightly worn copy in a lightly worn jacket with a chip off the lower front corner. [33051] $25.00

 

85. Savage, George. 18th-Century German Porcelain. London; Spring Books: 1967. First published in 1958, this provides a good survey of the history and products of the manufactories of Meissen, Vienna, Nymphenburg, Hochst, Frankenthal, Berlin, Furstenburg, Ludwigsburg, Ansbach, Fulda, Thuringia, and others. Hardcover. 5.5"x8.5", xxiv + 242 pages, plus a color frontispiece and 152 b/w plates, dj. Light jacket wear, text pages browned. [33031] $20.00

 

86. Schwartz, Marvin D. & Richard Wolfe. A History of American Art Porcelain. New York; Renaissance Editions: 1967. Published concurrently with a traveling museum exhibition, this well-illustrated survey sweeps through 3 centuries of porcelain-making in America, with the emphasis (obviously) on the Victorian and 20th century periods. Hardcover. 8.5"x10.5", 93 pages, b/w illustrations. Light wear, former owner's embossure on the title page, jacket quite worn, with large chunks missing. [33030] $25.00

 

87. [Seals] The Ada Small Moore Collection of Ancient Near Eastern Seals. New York; Sotheby's: December 12, 1991. The auction sale of an outstanding collection of ancient Sumerian, Akkadian, Babylonian, Achaemenid, Syrian, and other seals. Softcover. 8.5"x10", 155 lots, b/w and some color illustrations, prices realized sheet. Near fine. [33113] $125.00

 

88. Shackelford, George Green. Thomas Jefferson’s Travels in Europe, 1784-1789. Baltimore; Johns Hopkins University Press: 1995. Jefferson’s five years abroad as ambassador to France had a profound affect not only on him, but through him on American life, letters, architecture and culture. Hardcover. 7.5"x10", 219 pages, b/w illustrations, dj. Fine condition. [33124] $35.00

 

89. Shackleton, Philip. The Furniture of Old Ontario. Toronto; Macmillan of Canada: 1974. 3rd printing. A magnificent survey of Ontario furniture, mostly from the period 1800-1850. Includes chapters on chairs, sofas & settees, bedsteads, cradles, chests, desks & secretaries, cupboards, sideboards, clocks, tables, washstands, and looking glasses. Hardcover. 9"x12", 399 pages, 10 color plates and almost 600 b/w illustrations, dj. Jacket somewhat worn. [33085] $75.00

 

90. [Society of the Cincinnati] Campbell, James Wall Schureman (ed.). The Flag of the Society of the Cincinnati - Presidents of the Society of the Cincinnati in the State of New Jersey - Rare Etchings. New Jersey: 1926. An interesting collection of images which includes a full-page color illustration of the Society's flag, full-page portraits of all 12 of the New Jersey Society's Presidents, 4 plates of Society medals, and 2 plates of Society membership certificates. Softcover. 7"x9", colored frontispiece of the flag, and 18 b/w plates. Light soil. [33081] sold

 

91. [Society of the Cincinnati] Thomas, William Sturgis, M.D. Members of the Society of the Cincinnati, Original, Hereditary and Honorary. With a Brief Account of the Society's History and Aims. New York; printed by Tobias A. Wright, Inc.: 1929. The lists include original and current members, as of 1929. Hardcover. 7"x11", 188 pages, portrait of George Washington. Cover with some light soil and a spot faded, endpapers lightly discolored, else fine and clean. [33082] $65.00

 

92. [Society of the Cincinnati] The Institution of the Society of the Cincinnati, Adopted 1783. Printed for the Society of the Cincinnati in the state of New Jersey, 1922. Documents and letters describing the founding of the Society and its first meeting, in 1783. Softcover. 4.5"x7.5", 22 pages, b/w portrait of Major General Henry Knox. Light soil. [33079] $40.00

 

93. [Society of the Cincinnati] Roster of the Society of the Cincinnati In the State of New Jersey. February 27, 1932. Loosely inserted are single printed sheets of Minutes for the October 17, 1931, and February 27, 1932, meetings of the Society. Pamphlet. 7"x10", 7 pages. Light wear and soil. [33080] $50.00

 

94. Swezey, Marilyn Pfeifer. Faberge Flowers. New York; Harry N. Abrams: 2004. "The fabulous Easter eggs that Carl Fabergé created for the Russian imperial family are legendary; far less well known are the exquisite jeweled flowers and fruit the master goldsmith also created, for his aristocratic clients throughout Europe. Carved from colored hardstones, set on gold stems, and embellished with jewels and enamels, these stunning pieces delicately replicated real botanical specimens: wild roses, lilies of the valley, hawthorn flowers, and blueberries". Hardcover. 8"x8", 128 pages, color illustrations, dj. New. [95123] $20.00

 

95. Taggart, Ross E. The Frank P. and Harriet C. Burnap Collection of English Pottery in the William Rockhill Nelson Gallery of Art. Kansas City; Nelson-Atkins Gallery of Art: 1953. A strong and varied collection, providing a survey of the development and varying styles of the English potter's art in the 18th and early 19th centuries. Softcover. 8.5"x11", 128 pages, numerous b/w and several color illustrations, card covers, dj. Jacket rather worn and soiled, with several tape repairs. Very light internal soil, and a couple of small tears along the inner gutter between the frontispiece and the title page. [33050] $30.00

 

96. [Toys] Capitalist Toys. A Selection of Toy Boats and Toy Motorcycles from the Forbes Magazine Collection. New York; Sotheby's: December 19, 1994. The famous and fabulous Forbes Troy Boat Collection hits the auction block! Softcover. 8"x10.5", about 60 pages, 203 lots, b/w and color illustrations. With prices realized sheet. Near fine. [33107] $40.00

 

97. [Tracy] Important American Furniture, The Collection of the Late Berry B. Tracy. New York; Sotheby's: February 1st, 1985. Sale 5285. Fine Federal and other furniture and accessories from the collection of the noted scholar and curator. Softcover. 8.5"x10.5", 131 lots, about 60 pages, color and b&w illustrations. A fine copy. [33112] $50.00

 

98. [Traylor] Bill Traylor Drawings from the Collection of Joe and Pat Wilkinson. New York; Sotheby's: December 3, 1997. The auction sale of a remarkable collection of drawings by outsider artist Bill Traylor [1854-1949]. The Wilkinson's bought the drawings from Charles Shannon, an artist who had 'discovered' and promoted Traylor and his work. Softcover. 8"x10.5", 57 pages, 21 lots, color illustrations, prices realised sheet glued inside the cover. Small institutional stamp, else fine. [33119] $45.00

 

99. Ullyett, Kenneth. In Quest of Clocks. London; Spring Books: 1970. Reissue, 2nd printing. About as comprehensive a history as you can write about English clocks of the 17th and 18th centuries in 269 pages. Hardcover. 5.5"x8.5", 269 pages, 84 b/w illustrations and 28 line illustrations, dj. Light wear, very light wrinkling at the bottom of the pages near the back. [33016] $20.00

 

100. Venable, Charles L. Silver in America 1840-1940. A Century of Splendor. Dallas Museum of Art/Harry N. Abrams: 1995. After the Tariff Act of 1842 effectively drove foreign silver from the American marketplace, domestic manufacturers adapted new technologies, brought craftsmen from Europe, and, feeding an ever-increasing consumer demand, soon became the leading silver producers in the World. This period also as one of great artistic and design ferment and innovation, and all that is completely chronicled in this extremely important, well-illustrated study. Published in conjunction with an exhibition at the Dallas Museum of Art. Hardcover. 9"x12", 365 pages, color and b/w illustrations, dj; bibliography. Near fine. [33093] $175.00

 

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101. Vose, Robert C., Jr. Alvan Fisher, 1792-1863. American Pioneer in Landscape and Genre. [in the] Connecticut Historical Society Bulletin, October, 1962. An entire issue of the CHS Bulletin, devoted to the catalog to an exhibition of Fisher's work. The exhibition was prepared by Vose Galleries and held at the CHS. Softcover. 6"x9", 32 pages, b/w illustrations. Light soil. [33059] $35.00

 

102. Warren, William L. Bed Ruggs, 1722-1833. Hartford; Wadsworth Atheneum: 1972. This loan exhibition features numerous fine examples of this New England folk art, with an essay by William Warren. Softcover. 7.5"x11", 80 pages, b&w and several color illustrations. Water stained and wrinkled. Not great. [33120] $30.00

 

103. Warren, William Lamson. Connecticut Pastels, 1775-1820. [in the] Connecticut Historical Society Bulletin, October, 1959. The entire Bulletin is devoted to the catalog of an exhibition of pastel portraits held at the CHS. 30 portraits are illustrated, and 5 artist biographies are included (Abiel Abbott Cooley, Abraham Delanoy, Sarah Perkins, the Sharples family, and Joseph Steward). Softcover. 6"x9", 31 pages, b/w illustrations, light soil. [33067] $35.00

 

104. Watney, Bernard. English Blue and White Porcelain of the 18th Century. London; Faber and Faber: 1963. Hardcover. 6.5"x10", 137 pages plus 4 color and 96 b/w plates, dj. Light wear; a nice copy. Signed by Watney. [33045] $40.00

 

105. Wilkie, Angus. Biedermeier. New York; Abbeville Press: 2006. 2nd edition. A beautiful coffee-table book exploring the decorative and fine arts of the Biedermeier masters. Includes much information on German cabinetmakers of the period. Also includes a number of brilliant period watercolors showing Biedermeier period interiors. Hardcover. 10.5"x12", 216 pages, loaded with color and b/w illustrations, dj. In fine, clean condition. [33068] $50.00

 

106. Williams, Sidney. Antique Blue & White Spode. London; B.T. Batsford Ltd.: 1943. The first edition of this important and well illustrated reference work. Hardcover. 8"x10", 242 pages, 122 b/w and blue/white illustrations, dj. Light wear, jacket with soil and some chips, tears along the spine. [33046] $35.00

 

107. Wilson, Kenneth. Serendipity and an Amelung Tumbler. [in the] Connecticut Historical Society Bulletin, April, 1964. While preparing materials for a lecture, Wilson found a previously-unidentified Amelung tumbler, with Masonic decorations, in storage in the CHS collection. This article describes the tumbler and attempts to track down its origins, and illustrates and describes other Amelung pieces as well. Softcover. 6"x9", 10 pages (article), b/w illustrations. Fine. [33056] $20.00

 

108. [Wine] Instruments Oenologiques de Precision. Paris; Dujardin - Salleron: 1937. A fascinating French trade catalog containing everything you need to equip a winery laboratory and tasting room- thermometers, distillation apparatus, testing equipment, wine-tasting glasses and cups, glass laboratory equipment, microscopes, and more! Softcover. 5.5"x8.5", 82 pages, line illustrations. With a half-dozen promotional inserts. Covers with some wear, a little soil, label pasted to bottom of front cover has been removed, but not completely, leaving residue. [33073] $85.00

 

109. [Winterthur] Cantor, Jay E. Winterthur. The Foremost Museum of American Furniture and Decorative Arts. New York; Harry N. Abrams: 1997. Revised edition. "A history of the museum and garden and its founder- a book that represents an in-depth look at Henry Francis du Pont, his priceless collection of early American decorative arts, and the breathtaking naturalistic garden that established his estate in Delaware". Hardcover, 9"x12", 272 pages; 117 black and white illustrations, 112 color plates, dj. Fine. [33100] $50.00

 

110. [Winterthur] Cooper, Wendy A. An American Vision. Henry Francis du Pont's Winterthur Museum. Washington; National Gallery of Art: 2002. This book accompanied an exhibition of pieces from the Winterthur collections at the National Gallery of art. Hardcover. 9"x11.5", 225 pages, 150 color illustrations, dj. Fine. [33099] $30.00

 

111. Winterthur Portfolio 4. University Press of Virginia for the Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum: 1968. Includes articles on furniture in the lower Connecticut River valley, wallpaper, Liverpool-type earthenware pitchers, pewter, and New York Cabinetmaker John Hewitt. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 228 pages, b/w illustrations. Near fine. [33122] $75.00

 

112. Winterthur Portfolio 7. Charlottesville; University Press of Virginia: 1972. Includes articles on Delaware Valley folk building, Shakers, pewter, Ott & Brewer, more. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 273 pages, b/w illustrations. Fine. [33123] $50.00

 

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