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Recent Acquisitions

July, 2009


1. Au Bon Marche - Orfevrerie - Menage - Articles de Jardin - Service de Table. Paris: 1920s. A wonderful catalog of the Paris retailers’ line of table ware and other articles- includes tea and dinner sets, glassware, decanters, cookware, ice boxes, molds, wine accessories, stove & washing implements, tablecloths, brushes & polishes, cleaning products, small tools, garden furniture, kitchen furniture, and more! Softcover. 10.5"x8.5", 52 pages, line illustrations. Some soil and wear. [33184] $40.00

 

2. Barber, Edwin Atlee. Anglo-American Pottery. Old English China with American Views, A Manual for Collectors. Philadelphia; Patterson & White: 1901. 2nd edition. First published in 1899. This was a pioneering work, and an enlargement and revision of a series of articles first published in The Clay Worker. Hardcover. 6"x8", 220 + xvi pages, b/w illustrations. Light wear, a little soil, hinges slightly shaken. [33175] $60.00

 

3. Barker, David & Sam Cole (eds.). Digging for Early Porcelain. The Archaeology of Six 18th-Century British Porcelain Factories. Stoke-on-Trent; City Museum and Art Gallery: 1998. Digging old pots and sherds is a cornerstone of ceramics research. Here we have essays on excavations at Longton Hall, Limehouse, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Worcester, West Pans (William littler), and Liverpool (Samuel Gilbody). Softcover. 8"x10", 96 pages, b/w and several color illustrations. Light wear. [33197] $40.00

 

4. Barnes, Jairus B. & Moselle Taylor Meals. American Furniture in the Western Reserve 1680-1830. Cleveland; Western Reserve Historical Society: 1972. The catalog to a loan exhibition of American Colonial and Federal furniture from New England, New York, Pennsylvania and Baltimore, lent from private Cleveland-area collections. 135 of the 160 items are illustrated and described. Semowich 1073. Softcover. 8"x9", 133 pages, b/w illustrations. Light cover wear. [33146] $75.00

 

5. Berling, K. Meissen China. An Illustrated History. New York; Dover Publications: 1972. A reprint of the 1910 publication commemorating the Meissen factory's 200th birthday. Packed with information and illustrations, this reprint provides much useful information for the Meissen collector or enthusiast of 18th century European ceramics. Of course, the original festschrifft, a folio-sized behemoth packed with beautiful chromos, was an incomparable publication; if you have an interest in obtaining a copy, please let us know. On the other hand, if you'd just as soon forgo a hernia, buy this rationally-sized reprint. Softcover. 8.5"x11", 191 pages, color and b/w plates and illustrations. Light wear. [33155] $35.00

 

6. Butler, Joseph T. Candleholders in America, 1650-1900. A Comprehensive Collection of American and European Candle Fixtures Used in America. New York; Crown Publishers: 1967. Butler examines the early Colonial/Baroque period, the important Queen Anne and Chippendale periods, Neoclassic and Federal styles, and Victorian Historic Revivalism and the Art Nouveau Age. He also examines candle-making methods. Hardcover. 7.5"x10.5", 178 pages, color frontispiece and 136 b/w illustrations, dj. Jacket with some wear. [33180] $25.00

 

7. Carboni, Stefano & David Whitehouse. Glass of the Sultans. New York; Metropolitan Museum of Art: 2002. "Published in conjunction with the exhibition "Glass of the Sultans". This catalogue accompanied an exhibition that brought together more than 150 glass objects representing twelve centuries of Islamic glassmaking. Included are the principal types of pre-industrial glass from Egypt, the Middle East, and India in a comprehensive array of shapes, colors, and techniques such as glassblowing, the use of molds, the manipulation of molten glass with tools, and the application of molten glass to complete or decorate an object. Hardcover. 9"x12", 330 pages, 150 full-color illustrations, dj. Fine. [90318] $35.00

 

8. Carelman, (Jacques). Petit Supplement a l'Encyclopedie de Diderot & d'Alembert... Paris; Chez Ballard, editeur: 1971. Master of the Absurd and Silly, artist Jacques Carelman delights in creating objects and "inventions" that are logical, but supremely over the top -like his radio controlled iron... In this inventive romp he takes a look at some fairly mundane 20th century objects and situations, but he does it through the eyes, and in the graphic style of, the creators of the famous 18th century "Encyclopedie", Diderot and d'Alembert. If you ever wondered how Diderot's meticulous, step-by-step drawings would deal with a French 20th century street riot, a striptease show, or a window washer, well... here is your chance to find out. Hardcover. 10"x14.5", about 160 pages, line illustrations; light soil. [33132] $85.00

 

9. Cavallo, Adolph S. New England Crewel Embroideries. [in the] Connecticut Historical Society Bulletin, Vol.24, No.2, April, 1959. This article, written by the Curator of Textiles at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, accompanied a loan exhibition at the CHS. This issue of the 'Bulletin' also contains a 5-page article on cabinetmaker Amos Denison Allen, by Houghton Bulkeley. Softcover. 6"x9", article- 10 pages, b/w illustrations, entire issue- 31 pages, b/w illustrations. Light soil. [33126] $20.00

 

10. Christman, Margaret C. Adventurous Pursuits. American and the China Trade, 1784-1844. Washington; National Portrait Gallery / Smithsonian Institution Press: 1984. The catalog to an intriguing loan exhibition- portraits of Western and Eastern figures in the China Trade are used as the focal point for an exploration of the trade, its history, and China Trade antiques and art as a whole. Fascinating. Softcover. 8.5"x11", 171 pages, color and b/w illustrations. Light wear. [33209] $60.00

 

11. City of Promise: Aspects of Jewish Life in New York, 1654-1970. New York Historical Society/Central Synagogue: 1970. The well-illustrated catalog to an exhibition of New York Jewish arts, artifacts, architecture and historic photographs. The exhibition celebrated the 100th anniversary of the Central Synagogue’s building. Softcover. 9"x12", 47 pages, color and b/w illustrations. Fine. [33204] $25.00

 

12. Coe, Ralph T. The Responsive Eye: Ralph T. Coe and the Collecting of American Indian Art. New York; Metropolitan Museum of Art: 2003. "Over the past three decades, Ralph T. Coe has traveled extensively throughout the United States and Canada to assemble this collection of Native American art, one of the finest in private hands today. Immersed in the cultures of Native America, he has come to know artists and artisans, traders, dealers, and shop proprietors, selecting the very best they have to offer." Hardcover. 8.5"x11.5", 340 pages, 230 illustrations (202 in full color), dj. Fine. [90319] $60.00

 

13. Cole] McNulty, J. Bard, ed. The Correspondence of Thomas Cole and Daniel Wadsworth. Hartford; Connecticut Hidstorical Society: 1983. A peek into the lives of two important 19th century figures in American art- Cole’s letters to Wadsworth, previously unpublished and dating from 1826-28, were discovered bound into a pamphlet at the Watkinson Library. Softcover. 10"x8.5", 74 pages, color illustrations. Near fine. [33217] $20.00

 

14. Coleridge, Anthony. Chippendale Furniture -The Works of Thomas Chippendale and his Contemporaries in the Rococo Taste. New York; Clarkson Potter: 1968. This respected and richly illustrated study includes the works of all those other important craftsmen whose work is now lumped under the term "Chippendale". These include Vile, Cobb, Langlois, Channon, Hallet, Ince & Mayhew, Lock, Johnson, and others. The best single book on the Chippendale style in England. Hardcover. 9"x11", 229 pages, plus 4 color plates and 420 b/w illustrations, dj. Light wear. [33220] $65.00

 

15. Connors, Michael. Caribbean Elegance. New York; Harry N. Abrams: 2002. A gorgeous photographic survey of elegant Caribbean interiors filled with period antiques of Spanish, Dutch, English, French and Danish origins or influences. You can almost hear the surf crashing outside. Hardcover. 10"x10", 175 pages, color illustrations, dj. Fine. [33190] $50.00

 

16. Cooke, Frederick. Glass. Twentieth-Century Design. New York; E.P. Dutton: 1986. A nice pictorial survey of the best of 20th century glass design, from Art Nouveau to the 1960s. Softcover. 7.5"x8.5", 112 pages, color and b/w illustrations; near fine. [33137] $20.00

 

17. Crews, Patricia Cox (ed.). A Flowering of Quilts. Lincoln; University of Nebraska Press: 2001. A beautifully illustrated book which features 53 19th century floral appliqué quilts from the collection of the International Quilt Study Center at the University of Nebraska. There are chintz appliqué quilts, album quilts, pieced quilts, crazy quilts, and more. The text explores the background and history of the patterns. Hardcover. 8.5"x10.5", 147 pages, 53 color plates and some b/w illustrations, dj. Fine. [33182] $40.00

 

18. Dawes, Nicholas. Majolica. New York; Crown Publishers: 1990. A lavishly illustrated survey of Victorian-era majolica, focusing on English wares with some mention and illustrations of European and American productions. The text discusses the development and stylistic evolution of Victorian-era majolica, how it was made, and the firms that manufactured it. There is also a helpful chapter on new and reproductions wares. Hardcover. 10"x10", 192 pages, hundreds of color illustrations, dj; bibliography; a nice copy. [33140] $85.00

 

19. Don Pottery 1801-1893. An exhibition of the products of the Don Pottery, Swinton, S. Yorkshire. Doncaster Museums and Arts Services: 1983. The catalog to a loan exhibition of the products of this Yorkshire pottery. Not illustrated as well as one might wish, but there’s ‘nout to be done ‘bout it. Uncommon. Softcover. 8.5"x7.5", 24 pages b/w illustrations. Light wear. [33200] $45.00

 

20. [Don Pottery] Griffin, John D. The Don Pottery, 1801-1893. Doncaster Museum Service: 2001. An important, exuberant study of this important Yorkshire pottery, maker of the finest earthenwares. The Design Book is reproduced, and there are many beautiful new photographs. Hardcover. 9.5"x12", 240 pages, profusely illustrated and color and b/w, dj. Fine. [33201] $125.00

 

21. Dorge, Valerie & F. Carey Howlett [eds.]. Painted Wood: History and Conservation. Los Angeles; Getty Conservation Institute: 1998. "Proceedings of a symposium organized by the Wooden Artifacts Group of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works, and the Foundation of the AIC, held at Colonial Williamsburg" in 1994. Softcover. 8.5"x11.5", 539 pages, color and b/w illustrations. Water has left light staining and a moderate wrinkle along the bottom quarter of the second half of the book, but there is no paper adhesion. A scarce and desirable title in any condition. [33206] $200.00

 

22. Dow, George Francis. Domestic Life in New England in the Seventeenth Century. Topsfield; printed for the author at The Perkins Press: 1925. One of 97 special copies printed on Etruria hand-made paper. The regular edition was limited to 500 copies. The text of a lecture delivered at the Metropolitan Museum of Art at the opening of the American Wing. It is based on extant records and other documentary evidence, and illustrated with photographs of the Parson Capen House in Topsfield and the John Ward House of Salem. Hardcover. 6"x9.5", 48 pages, plus 10 b/w plates. Marbled boards, linen spine, as issued. Some wear and soil- tips rubbed, slipcase battered. This copy belonged to Robert E. Moody, director of the Library at the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities, and includes a letter from him, presenting the book to a colleague. [33156] $175.00

 

23. Drayton, Cynthia A. & Robin Garr. China Trade in New England - A Connecticut Captain’s Journey. Greenwich; Bruce Museum: 2004. The catalog to a loan exhibition of China Trade antiques and art, featuring the essay "China Trade in New England: The Allure of the Exotic": by Cynthia A. Drayton. Softcover. 12"x9", 16 pages, color illustrations. Light wear. [33208] $45.00

 

24. Dworetsky, Lester & Robert Dickstein. Horology Americana. Roslyn Heights; Horology Americana: 1972. A wonderful pictorial survey of American clocks. The value of this book is in the many unusual examples and the fact that many of the pieces are from private collections and have not been illustrated elsewhere. Hardcover. 7"x10", 212 pages, b/w and some color illustrations, chipped jacket. Water wrinkle. [33203] $25.00

 

25. Ensko, Stephen G.C. American Silversmiths and Their Marks IV. Boston; David R. Godine: 1989. An important updating of one of the standard references on American silversmiths. The work was completed by Dorothea Ensko Wyle, Stephen G.C. Ensko’s daughter, and was based on his notes. Hardcover. 6.5"x9.5", 477 pages, b/w illustrations, dj; near fine. [33210] $40.00

 

26. Exhibition of Furniture of the Chippendale Style. Philadelphia; The Pennsylvania Museum Bulletin: May, 1924. A loan exhibition with a focus on Philadelphia pieces, including examples from the collections of Cadwalader, Gillingham, Lockwood, Reifsnyder, du Pont and Widener. Softcover. 7"x10", 21 pages, b&w illustrations. Covers soiled. [33176] $50.00

 

27. Fairholt, Frederick W. An Illustrated Descriptive Catalogue of the Collections of Antique Silver Plate, formed by Albert, Lord Londesborough, now the property of Lady Londesborough. London; Printed for Private Reference by T. Richards: 1860. The catalogue of a fine collection of Medieval and Renaissance table silver, including nefs, figural drinking cups, chiffoniers, tankards, and salt cellars. Each piece is illustrated and described, and there is also an interesting historical introduction outlining the history of the development of table silver in the Middle Ages and Renaissance. The frontispiece shows the elaborate nef of the Knights of Malta. Lord Londesborough was an antiquary of select interests, and served as the first president of the British Archaeological Association, vice-president of the Archaeological Institute and president of the Numismatic Society. Hardcover. 7"x9.5", xvi pages with 9 line illustrations, plus 27 pages, plus 21 lithographed plates. Blindstamped cloth, as issued, leather spine label. Light internal soil, plate XX detached but present, and soiled around the edges. Otherwise clean and nice. [33165] $350.00

 

28. Flanigan, J. Michael. American Furniture from the Kaufman Collection. New York; Harry N. Abrams for the National Gallery of Art: 1986. Anyone lucky enough to see the exhibition in person will be impressed with how well the beauty and distinctiveness of the pieces is captured in this colorful book. Flanigan's scholarly text and explanation of the pieces and their subtleties makes this a model catalog. Hardcover. 10"x12.5", 262 pages, color and b/w illustrations, dj. Near fine. [33189] $125.00

 

29. Flower, Milton E. Wilhelm Schimmel and Aaron Mountz. Wood Carvers. Williamsburg; Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Collection: 1965. A catalog devoted to the work of the famous 18th century folk art carver and his 19th century protégé. Their subjects- eagles and other animals! Softcover. 6"x9", 24 pages, b/w illustrations. Near fine. [33212] $45.00

 

30. Fontein, R. Soekmono & Satyawati Suleiman. Ancient Indonesian Art of the Central and Eastern Javanese Periods. New York; The Asia Society: 1971. The book which accompanied a traveling exhibition of Javanese sculpture, bronzes, bells and figures. Hardcover. 8"x11", 160 pages, b/w illustrations, dj. Light wear. [33179] $50.00

 

31. Fowles, Lloyd W. A Forgotten Connecticut Painter- Osbert Burr Loomis, 1813-1866. [in the] Connecticut Historical Society Bulletin, Vol.24, No.3, July, 1959. This article accompanied a loan exhibition of Loomis's work at the CHS. This issue also contains an article on the great fire at the Hartford Colt Arms Factory in 1864. Softcover. 6"x9", article- 7 pages, b/w illustrations, entire issue- 31 pages, b/w illustrations. Light soil. [33127] $20.00

 

32. Fox, Eleanor & Edward. Gaudy Dutch. Pottsville, published by the authors: 1968. A lively and personal study of this interesting and collectible pottery, illustrating and describing the sixteen known designs at some length, and providing a good introduction to the background and study of this enigmatic ware. Softcover. 6"x9", 35 pages, 16 color plates; light soil, former owner's name on endpaper. [33145] $85.00

 

33. Frelinghuysen, Alice Cooney. Louis Comfort Tiffany at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York; Metropolitan Museum of Art: 2006. Accompanying an important exhibition, this book presents the work of Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848-1933) in the context of his career, discusses his artistic themes and his devotion to nature, and sheds new light on his technical virtuosity. The author has illustrated her text with many of Tiffany’s watercolor presentation drawings, selected from more than four hundred examples in the Museum’s collections. Softcover. 8.5"x11", 104 pages, 100 full-color illustrations. Fine. [90320] $15.00

 

34. Garvan, Beatrice B. & Charles F. Hummel. The Pennsylvania Germans A Celebration of Their Arts, 1683-1850. Philadelphia Museum of Art: 1982. The catalog to an important traveling loan exhibition. Includes furniture, textiles, frakturs, paintings, folk art, and much more. Softcover. 9"x10.5", 196 pages, b/w and color illustrations. Light wear. [33170] $30.00

 

35. Garvin, Donna-Belle, James L. Garvin & John F. Page. Plain & Elegant, Rich & Common. Documented New Hampshire Furniture, 1750-1850. Concord; New Hampshire Historical Society: 1978. A loan exhibition which explored the regional characteristics of New Hampshire furniture as they related to other cabinetmaking centers in Maine and Massachusetts. The documented pieces of furniture often include labels or advertisements, and interesting biographical information on the cabinetmakers. Semowich 980. Ames & Ward. Softcover. 7.5"x11", 153 pages, b/w illustrations; light wear. [30647] $75.00

 

36. Gloag, John. A Short Dictionary of Furniture. New York; Holt, Rinehart and Winston: 1965. Written by one of the most respected furniture writers of the mid 20th century, this work contains 1,767 entries and 630 illustrations. Gloag also includes essays on the description and design of furniture. A very useful reference work. Hardcover. 6"x8.5", 565 pages, b/w illustrations, dj. Light wear. [33171] $40.00

 

37. Gregorietti, Guido. Jewelry Through the Ages. New York; Crescent Books: 1969. The text covers gold and colored stones in jewelry through the ages, and then explores the Middle Ages, Renaissance, Baroque, 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries. The emphasis of the book is on the earlier periods. Hardcover. 8.5"x12", 319 pages, packed full of color and b/w illustrations; dj. Light wear. [33224] $35.00

 

38. Guillot, Ernest. Ornementation des Manuscrits au Moyen-Age XIIIme Siecle. Recueil de Documents. Lettres ornees, Bordures, Miniatures, &a Tires des principaux Manuscrits de la Bibliotheque Nationale, de diverses bibliotheques et des Monuments de l'Epoque. Paris; Monrocq Fres: No date, but 1890s. A stunning collection ornamental letters, borders, miniatures and other ornaments from 13th century Medieval manuscripts in the Bibliotheque Nationale. These are reproduced in beautiful chromo- lithographs by Ernest Guillot. Softcover. 10.5"x7", 16 chromolithographed plates. Light wear, but overall clean and nice. [33162] $125.00

39. As above, Ornementation des Manuscrits au Moyen-Age XIVme Siecle… Softcover. 10.5"x7", 16 chromolitho-graphed plates. Light wear, but overall clean and nice. [33163] $125.00

40. As above, Ornementation des Manuscrits au Moyen-Age XVme Siecle... Softcover. 10.5"x7", 16 chromolitho-graphed plates. Light wear, but overall clean and nice. [33164] $125.00

 

41. [Haskell] The Americana Collection of the Late Mrs. J. Amory Haskell. New York; Parke-Bernet Galleries: April 26th, 1944 through February 16th, 1945 (six sessions). One of the largest and most distinguished collections of American furniture and decorative accessories ever assembled by one person. Mrs. Haskell spent 60 years putting it together, and it took six sales to disperse it. The American furniture falls into what Leslie Hyam, in his introduction to the catalogs, terms the "decisive hundred years"- 1730-1830. It includes the largest and most complete collection of Philadelphia seating furniture ever assembled privately, and examples of the best pieces of many other types, largely of Pennsylvania and New Jersey origin. The "country" furniture included a magnificent selection of Pennsylvania and New England windsors. There were also 50 cabinetmakers’ models. And much, much, much more. Softcover. 6 volumes. 7.5"x10.5", 1,413 pages, 5,875 lots, hundreds of b/w illustrations. Light wear, a little soil, spines faded. [33227] $450.00

 

42. [Hicks] Ford, Alice. Edward Hicks. His Life and Art. New York; Abbeville Press: 1985. One of the key modern works on Edward Hicks and his art. An extensively researched, well-illustrated study, and just a beautiful book as well! Hardcover. 10"x10", 276 pages, color and b/w illustrations, dj. Light wear. [33218] $40.00

 

43. Honour, Hugh & Nelly Schargo Hoyt. An Exhibition of Chinoiserie organized by the Smith College Museum of Art. Northampton; 1965. A loan exhibition of ceramics, furniture, silver and metalwares, prints and textiles. Softcover. 7"x9", about 25 pages plus 55 b/w plates. Near fine. [3207] $40.00

 

44. Hughes, Therle. English Domestic Needlework, 1660-1860. London; Abbey Fine Arts: [1961]. A good general study which covers wool work, metal work, b/w work, pictorial embroidery, furniture embroidery, book covers, bed hangings & pillows, cushions, quilting & patchwork, samplers, stumpwork, pincushions, beadwork, costume embroidery, tools, and more. Hardcover. 5.5"x9", 255 pages, plus 4 color and 48 b/w plates. Light wear. [33150] $25.00

 

45. Ince & Mayhew. The Universal System of Household Furniture, consisting of above 300 designs in the most elegant taste, both useful and ornamental, finely engraved, in which the nature of ornament and perspective is accurately exemplified... by Ince & Mayhew. London; Alec Tiranti: 1960. A facsimile of this influential 18th century design book, with a new preface by Ralph Edwards. Issued in parts between 1759 and 1762, "The Universal System" featured intense rococo ornament with wisps of Gothic and Chinese styles thrown in, but without a trace of the neoclassic; today they would probably be lumped in with the wildest flights of Chippendale. Hardcover. 7.5"x10", (12) + iv + 11 pages plus 95 b/w plates, slipcased. Case with soil. [33223] $85.00

 

46. Ivey, Kimberly Smith. In the Neatest Manner: The Making of the Virginia Sampler Tradition. Curious Works Press/Colonial Williamsburg: 1997. A catalog issued in conjunction with the exhibition, "Virginia Samplers: Young Ladies and Their Needle Wisdom", which focused on the work of 19th century Virginia boarding-school girls under the age of 12. Uncommon. Softcover. 10"x8.5", 117 pages, color and b/w illustrations. Light wear, tips just a bit thumbed. [33191] $300.00

 

47. Jackson, Mrs. F. Nevill. A History of Hand-Made Lace. Detroit; Tower Books: 1971. A facsimile reissue of the 1900 edition of this classic work, "dealing with the origin of lace, the growth of the great lace centres, the mode of manufacture, the methods of distinguishing and the care of various kinds of lace". Hardcover. 6"x9", 245 pages, b/w illustrations. Light wear. [33153] $35.00

 

48. [Japanese Books] The Donald and Mary Hyde Collection of Japanese Books and Manuscripts. New York; Christie’s: October 7, 1988. The catalog to the auction sale of an outstanding collection of Japanese early manuscripts, first editions of classic Japanese literature, philosophy, religion, science & law, and early moveable-type books. Hardcover. 8"x10", 215 pages, 160 lots, color and b/w illustrations, dj. Light wear. [33232] $45.00

 

49. Jayne, Horace H.F., et al. Tucker China: 1825-1838. An Exhibition of Examples of the Porcelain made in Philadelphia by William Ellis Tucker, Tucker and Hulme, Tucker and Hemphill, Joseph Hemphill, and Thomas Tucker. Philadelphia Museum of Art: 1957. "Catalog from an exhibition of over 600 pieces of china, documents, and memorabilia. An engaging essay by Horace H.F. Jayne on the Tuckers and the Tucker venture precedes the catalog" -Strong. Softcover. 7"x9.5", 36 pages, 4 color and 10 b/w plates. Light soil. [33169] $85.00

 

50. Jenkins-Madina, Marilyn. Raqqa Revisited: Ceramics of Ayyubid Syria. New York; Metropolitan Museum of Art: 2006. "The city of Raqqa, situated on the Euphrates River in present-day Syria, had its first Islamic flowering in the late 8th century, when it was the residence of the legendary Abbasid caliph Harun al-Rashid. Raqqa experienced a resurgence during the late 12th and early 13th centuries, but was destroyed in 1265. This volume explores the ceramic objects unearthed in Raqqa in the first quarter of the 20th century." Hardcover. 8.5"x11.5", 260 pages, 308 illustrations (119 in full color), dj. Fine. [90321] $60.00

 

51. Jenyns, Soame. Later Chinese Porcelain. The Ch'ing Dynasty (1644-1912). London; Faber and Faber: 1977. 4th ed. A pioneering work on the porcelains made in China for domestic use during this period. First published in 1951, it was completely updated and revised for this edition. Hardcover. 6.5"x10", 111 pages plus 8 color and 120 b/w plates, dj; light soil. [33186] $50.00

 

52. Jim Fox. A Yorkshire Collector of Pottery and Porcelain. Leeds City Art Galleries: 1986. The catalog to an exhibition of pieces from Fox’s private collection of antique Yorkshire pottery, with much Leeds material. Softcover. 8"x11.5", 16 pages, b/w illustrations. Light wear. [33195] $40.00

 

53. [Keene Collection] The Keene Eye. Selections from the American Folk Art Collection of Mr. and Mrs. James O. Keene. New York; Museum of American Folk Art: no date. A short catalog illustrating highlights from the collection, with a short introductory essay about the collection by Charlotte M. Emans. From Wayne Pratt’s reference library, with his address stamp. Softcover. 8.5"x11", 16 pages, b/w and color illustrations. Moderate cover wear. [33215] $25.00

 

54. Kelly, Alison. The Book of English Fireplaces. London; Country Life Books: 1968. This is a good history of 16th-20th century fireplaces in England, with plenty of illustrations. "Sitting by a blazing fire is a traditional delight of the British, and throughout their history the designers of their finest homes have not only given the fireplace a functional purpose but also made it a decorative point of interest". Hardcover. 8"x10", 96 pages, 111 b/w illustrations, dj; jacket with a little soil. [33221] $30.00

 

55. Kenny, Peter M., Frances F. Bretter & Ulrich Leben. Honoré Lannuier, Cabinetmaker from Paris: A French Ébéniste in Federal New York. New York; Metropolitan Museum of Art: 1998. "Although his career as a cabinetmaker in New York lasted a mere sixteen years, the French-born maître ébéniste Charles-Honoré Lannuier (1779-1819) was a leading figure in the development of a distinctive and highly refined furniture style in the Late Federal period. This study of Lannuier's life and work, the most complete to date, accompanied an exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The essays discuss Lannuier's family and his origins in France, his life and work in New York (1813-19), his clients, and connoisseurship of his furniture. Provenances and collection and publication history are also provided in a complete catalogue of his known work." Hardcover. 9.5"x12", 272 pages, 238 illustrations (101 in full color), dj. Fine. [90326] $75.00

 

56. Klingender, Francis D. Art and the Industrial Revolution. London; Noel Carrington: 1947. This interesting study explores the issues that mechanization brought to the art trades- to potters such as Wedgwood, metal-men like Boulton, and countless others, their workers, and society as a whole. Hardcover. 7.5"x10", 232 pages, 15 color and 106 b/w illustrations, dj; jacket a bit tattered. Boston Museum of Fine Arts and St. Louis Museum of Arts Director Perry Rathbone's copy, with the original sales receipt for the book, made out to him. In addition to directing two important museums, Rathbone was a noted art historian and champion of 20th century art. [33139] $45.00

 

57. Lanmon, Dwight P. & David B. Whitehouse. Glass in the Robert Lehman Collection. New York; Metropolitan Museum of Art: 1993. This volume illustrates and describes fine antique glass from the Robert Lehman Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The majority of the catalog is devoted to blown glass vessels of the 16th to 20th centuries, with separate parts devoted to lampworked glass jewelry and figures of the 16th-19th centuries, reverse paintings on glass and rock crystal of the 16th-19th centuries, and Roman and Islamic glass of the 1st to 11th centuries. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 358 pages, 485 illustrations (97 in full color, 388 duotones), dj. Fine. [90325] $110.00

 

58. P. Laurent - Garniture de Toilettes Ivoire & Ecaille - Bois des Iles et Os - Brosserie-Tabletterie - Miroirs a Main et Psychees. Paris; P. Laurent: (1901). A wonderful trade catalog of personal articles in ivory and exotic woods, including dresser sets, brushes, mirrors, perfume bottles, combs, pedicure accessories, corkscrews, buttonhooks, and boxed sets. Softcover. 8"x10.5" 12 pages of text plus 11 b/w plates with issue guards. Light cover soil, a little wear. Pencil note inside the front cover: "20 Sept 1901 par poste". [33183] $150.00

 

59. Lavitt, Wendy. Animals in American Folk Art. New York; Alfred A. Knopf: 1990. A beautifully illustrated celebration of animals in 18th, 19th and 20th century American folk art. Pottery, wood carvings, paintings, rugs, toys, stone sculpture, weathervanes, and many other forms are all included. As far as I can tell, all the animals from Noah’s Ark are here, and there are even a few that Noah only saw in his nightmares... Hardcover. 9"x11.5", 244 pages, color illustrations, dj. Light wear. [33216] $75.00

 

60. Leidy, Denise Patry. Mother-of-Pearl: A Tradition in Asian Lacquer. New York; Metropolitan Museum of Art: 2006. "This catalogue accompanies an exhibition that traces the evolution of this technology in East Asia, India, and Thailand. Also discussed is the importance of lacquer decorated with minute pieces of mother-of-pearl in interregional trade from the 12th to the 19th century, and the development of global trade, particularly in works made in India and Japan, in the late 16th and early 17th centuries." Softcover. 8"x9.5", 80 pages, 100 full-color illustrations. Fine. [90323] $19.95

 

61. Lewis, J.M. The Ewenny Potteries. Cardiff; National Museum of Wales: 1982. A scholarly and important study of the Welsh pottery and its 18th, 19th and early 20th century wares. Uncommon. Softcover. 7"x10", 126 pages, b/w, line, and 4 color illustrations. Light wear. [33198] $150.00

 

62. [Lloyd] Rinaldi, John F. The Lloyd Collection of Napoleonic Prisoner-of-War Artifacts. Kennebunkport Maritime Museum: 1986. A very nicely-presented catalog of an important collection of French prisoner-of-war work in bone, straw, paper and other materials. Softcover. 8.5"x11", 114 pages, color and b/w illustrations. Light wear. [33228] $100.00

 

63. [Lloyd] The Loyd Collection [of Napoleonic Prisoner-of-War Artifacts] at Public Auction. Kennebunk; Richard W. Oliver: August 7, 1988. The catalog to the auction of this important collection French prisoner-of-war work in bone, straw, paper and other materials. Softcover. 8.5"x11", about 100 pages, 277 lots, color and b/w illustrations. With the prices realized sheets, and the Addenda. Covers with moderate wear, some creases. [33229] $100.00

 

64. Loubat, J.F. The Medallic History of the United States of America, 1776-1876. New Milford; N. Flayderman & Co.: 1967. Originally published in 1878. "Based on actual official records and correspondence of the U.S. government, it is unquestionably the finest study of Congressional medals. In an interesting manner, the author, a meticulous writer and researcher, has traced the development and history of each medal which was awarded by Congress for a single act of valor on land or sea. Medals from 1776-1876 are described in detail from the terms of their award to the designer, the number struck and whether in gold or silver". Hardcover. 6.5"x9.5", lxix + [xii] + 460 + [xvii] pages, plus 86 b/w plates, dj. Light wear. [33222] $60.00

 

65. Lyon, Irving W. The Colonial Furniture of New England. A Study of the Domestic Furniture in use in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries. New York; E.P. Dutton: 1977. A facsimile of the 3rd edition of the first book on New England colonial furniture. Softcover. 6"x8", xxvi + 285 pages, b/w illustrations. Light wear, a little soil, library discard bookplate on endsheet, small label on spine. [33157] $20.00

 

66. May, Florence L. Hispanic Lace and Lace Making. New York; Hispanic Society of America: 1939. A sweeping survey of Spanish lace of the 14th-19th centuries by type and by region. There is also a chapter on Hispanic lace in Portugal, Mexico, the Azores and Philippines. Hardcover. 6.5"x9", 417 pages, 410 b&w illustrations. [33151] $50.00

 

67. Melchor, James R., et al. Eastern Shore, Virginia Raised-Panel Furniture 1730-1830. Norfolk; Chrysler Museum: 1982. A scholarly and detailed study of Eastern Shore raised-panel clothes presses, blanket chests, flat-wall cupboards, bookcases, turkey-breast cupboards, and corner cupboards, drawn from a variety of public and private collections. Softcover. 9"x12", 7 color plates and 107 b/w illustrations. Light soil, small rubbed spot at the spine head, small label on title page, slight corner bump. [33149] $375.00

 

68. Moore, Steven & Catherine Ross. Maling. The Trademark of Excellence. Tyne and Wear Museums: 1992. 2nd edition. A well illustrated study and guide to the 19th and 20th century ceramics of C.T. Maling & Sons. Softcover. 8.5"x11", 96 pages, b/w and some color illustrations. Light wear. [33196] $40.00

 

69. [Mottahedeh] Important Chinese Export Porcelain from the Mottahedeh Collection. New York; Sotheby’s: January 30, 1985. The catalog to the auction sale of important China Trade ceramics from this famous and unparalleled collection. Softcover. 8"x10.5", about 200 pages, 375 lots, b/w and some color illustrations. Prices realized sheet stapled inside the front cover, light wear. [33233] $50.00

 

70. Myers, Minor & Edgar Mayhew. New London County Furniture, 1640-1840. New London; The Lyman Allen Museum: 1974. A loan exhibition. "An exhibition catalog that contains an excellent checklist of New London cabinetmakers. Catalog entries contain construction details and related information" (Semowich). Softcover. 8.5"x10", 134 pages, numerous b/w illustrations. [33160] $75.00

 

71. Newbery, Timothy. Frames in the Robert Lehman Collection. New York; Metropolitan Museum of Art: 2007. "The Robert Lehman Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art houses one of the finest collections of frames in the world. The collection Robert Lehman bequeathed to the Museum includes nearly 400 frames, most of them Italian and French and dating from the 14th to the 18th century. Using the documentary evidence that survives, this volume attempts to place these frames on the pictures and in the interiors for which they were intended." Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 480 pages, 910 illustrations (125 in full color, 350 duotones, 435 line drawings). Fine. [90322] $125.00

 

72. Palmer, Arlene. Glass in Early America. Selections from the Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum. New York; W.W. Norton, for the Winterthur Museum: 1993. One of the most significant books published in the 20th century about American glass -which is to say one of the most significant books ever published on American glass. This fine volume is both a catalog of the Winterthur collection and a collection itself -of seven essays, each covering a specific topic, from American table glass and lighting devices to bottles and flasks, and accessories. An important and enjoyable book for reference or relentless browsing. Hardcover. 10"x11.5", 425 pages, b/w and color illustrations, dj; a fine copy in a fine jacket. [33181] $75.00

 

73. [Paris] 1929 Foire de Paris -Universelle & Internationale Reconnue d'Utilite Publique -Catalogue Officiel. Paris: 1929. The directory to the 1929 Fair of Paris, a grand assemblage of stores, manufacturers and services, held annually in its own grand multi-building exhibition hall. The Foire de Paris is still held in May, the 2009 edition hosting 2,700 exhibitors (which seems about what the 1929 edition had as well). Softcover. 5"x8.5", 880 + 63 pages, several b/w illustrations. General wear, a little soil. [33185] $50.00

 

74. Perera, Jesus Hernandez. Orfebreria de Canarias. Madrid; Instituto Diego Velasquez: 1955. An extensive study of silver (much of it ecclesiastical) in the Canary Islands, both important and crafted by Canary island silversmiths. Silversmiths’ biographies and some marks are included, as is an extensive bibliography. Uncommon. Hardcover. 7"x9.5", 529+ pages, 219 b/w illustrations, marks. Publisher’s blue cloth. Light soil, hinges slightly shaken. [33226] $600.00

 

75. Polak, Ada. Glass -its tradition and its makers. New York G.P. Putnam's Sons: 1975. The history of glass from the technical/social viewpoint -from ancient times through the 19th century. Very interesting and great fun for the glass enthusiast who wants to know more. Hardcover. 7"x10", 224 pages, many b/w illustrations, dj. Light wear. [33136] $35.00

 

76. [Pottery] Important English Pottery -The Harriet Carlton Goldweitz Collection. New York; Sotheby’s: January 20, 2006. The catalog to the auction sale of an important collection of 17th and 18th century English pottery, featuring many outstanding and rare examples. Softcover. 8"x10.5", 218 pages, 177 lots, color illustrations. Light wear. [33231] $65.00

 

77. Powers, Beatrice F. & Olive Floyd. Early American Decorated Tinware. New York; Hastings House: 1957. A very well illustrated book of both antique and newer examples. The text was certainly superseded by Gould, but this study does contain many pictures of antique tinware which make it worth adding to your bookshelves. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 267 pages, color and b/w plates, dj. Jacket worn. Inscribed by Powers. [33167] $40.00

 

78. Rasmussen, Jörg. Italian Majolica in the Robert Lehman Collection. New York; Metropolitan Museum of Art: 1989. This volume illustrates and describes 157 pieces of Italian majolica, dating from the 15th and 16th centuries, from the Robert Lehman Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. A beautifully produced catalog. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 304 pages, 298 illustrations (110 in full color, 113 duotones), dj. Fine. [90324] $95.00

 

79. Robineau, Samuel (ed.). Old China. Vol. 1, No.1 through Vol.2, No. 12. Syracuse; Keramic Studio Publishing Company: October, 1901- September, 1903. The first two years of this early collectors' journal devoted to historical transferware and other ceramics. The magazine was published and edited by Samuel Robineau, who also published "Keramic Studio" and whose wife was the famous American ceramist Adelaide Alsop Robineau. Robineau enlisted the talents of two of America's leading writers in the field, Edwin Atlee Barber and Mary Churchill Ripley. Barber, who was at the Pennsylvania Museum, was the "go-to" guy on American ceramics at the time, and published many of his new finds in this magazine. Although ostensibly focusing on historical transferware, many other types antique ceramics were covered. The magazine lasted three full years, closing down with the September, 1904 issue, so that the Robineaus could devote more time to the "Keramic Studio" and Adelaide's burgeoning ceramics work. In addition to all the Staffordshire material, this first year includes an entire issue on Lowestoft; a short essay on the Tulip Ware of the Pennsylvania Germans by Barber, a year before his own book on the subject was published; an issue on College Views on Staffordshire; a story on a rare Beech painted vase, ca. 1851; and a series on the color blue in pottery and porcelain. Hardcover. 6.5"x9.5", 205 + 250 pages, many b/w illustrations. Original covers bound in, the entire run now bound into old blue-green cloth. Cloth slightly faded and a bit soiled, front hinge loosened, rear hinge cracked. [33128] $250.00

 

80. Robineau, Samuel (ed.). Old China (magazine). Syracuse; Keramic Studio Publishing Company: October, 1903- September, 1904. Volume 3, No.1 - Volume 3, No.12. The third and final year of this early collectors' journal devoted to historical transferware and other ceramics. In addition to all the Staffordshire material, this volume includes a story on recently discovered American porcelains by Barber; the essay "Early Ceramic Printing and Modeling in the United States" by Barber; an article on Masonic pottery by Ripley; and, in an apparent last-minute attempt to broaden the subject matter, a series of essays on antique furniture. Hardcover. 6"x9", 246 pages, b/w illustrations; ex-library, bound into buckram; original covers bound in; bookplate removed, several stamps, etc. [33129] $125.00

 

81. Schiffer, Herbert. Early Pennsylvania Hardware. Exton; Schiffer Publishing: 1966. A very helpful survey of types of antique hardware, meant to be used by architects and owners of period homes who want to restore them authentically. Softcover. 6"x9", 63 pages, line illustrations. Light wear. [33172] $20.00

 

82. Schorsch, Anita. Mourning Becomes America. Mourning Art in the New Nation. Clinton; Main Street Press: 1976. An important exhibition, focusing on mourning art and symbolism in the United States in the first 40 years of the 19th century. The catalog includes textiles, pictures, brooches, lockets and other jewelry, ceramics, and a few miscellaneous oddments. Softcover. 8"x8", about 100 pages, b/w and color illustrations. Light soil. [33147] $100.00

 

83. Schwartz, Marvin D. & Robert E. DiBartolomeo. (eds.). American Glass. Blown and Molded; Pressed and Cut. Princeton; The Pyne Press: 1974. A compilation of many fine articles from the pages of The Magazine Antiques. Authors include George and Helen McKearin, Rhea Mansfield Knittle, Paul Perrot, Lura Woodside Watkins, Homer Eaton Keyes, Ivor Noel Hume, Kenneth M. Wilson, Charles B. Gardner, Lowell Innes, Mabel Swan, Ruth Webb Lee, James H. Rose, and others. A cornucopia of fine glass learning... Hardcover. 2 vols. 8.5"x11", 221 + 215 pages, hundreds of b/w illustrations. Near fine. [33143] $60.00

 

84. Serette, David. Shaker Smalls. Sebasco; The Cardigan Press: 1983. A fantastical, fanatical pictorial survey of almost every conceivable object of Shaker everyday life, all photographed over a ten year period at the Sabbathday Lake community. While nobody argues that these objects were not owned by the Shakers, there is no evidence that they were all made by the Shakers. Still, an important documentation of Shaker life. Hardcover. 8.5"x10.5", 5 pages plus 934 b/w illustrations. Covers with some soil, light wear. [33148] $150.00

 

85. Shadur, Joseph & Yehudit. Traditional Jewish Papercuts. An Inner World of Art and Symbol. Hanover; University Press of New England: 2002. "The definitive work on papercuts, a long-overlooked aspect of Jewish folk art. Hardcover. 9"x11", 263 pages, 95 color and 107 b/w illustrations, dj. New. [90298] $40.00

 

86. Shuman III, John A. Art Glass Sampler. A Pictorial Guide to 57 Diversified Types of Art Glass from around the World. Des Moines; Wallace Homestead Book Co.: 1978. Interesting in a funky way- includes Amberina, Bohemian, Bristol, Burmese, Cameo, Carnival, Clevenger, Coin Glass, Coralene...and so on. The rather small, flat photos are often of little help. The dogged collector will doubtless still be able to glean something of value and interest. Softcover. 8.5"x11", 142 pages, color and b/w illustrations, light wear. [33138] $35.00

 

87. Smeaton, Suzanne. The Art of the Frame. An Exhibition Focusing on American Frames of the Arts and Crafts Movement, 1870-1920. New York; Eli Wilner & Company: 1988. An interesting exhibition of frames by identified makers, some of them artists, including Whistler, Charles Prendergast, Stanford White, and Arthur and Lucia Mathews. Softcover. 9.5"x8", 32 pages, b/w illustrations; bibliography; a very nice copy. [33166] $150.00

 

88. Smith, Wayne. Ice Cream Dippers. An Illustrated History and Collector’s Guide to Early Ice Cream Dippers. Published by the author in 1986. Ice cream first became commercially popular in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, a golden time for inventors and engineers to devise all sorts of ingenious and intriguing devices to scoop it. This surprisingly scholarly study is the only book on the subject I know of. Softcover. 6"x9", 183 pages, b/w illustrations. Fine. [33202] $60.00

 

89. Snyder, John J. Jr. (ed.). Philadelphia Furniture and Its Makers. New York; Main Street/Universe Books: 1975. An anthology of articles from The Magazine Antiques by authors including Alice Winchester, David Stockwell, Clarence W. Brazer, Donald L. Fennimore, Kenneth Ames and John J. Snyder, Jr. Semowich 1143. Softcover. 8.5"x11", 158 pages, profusely illustrated in b/w; light wear. [33161] $60.00

 

90. [Spatterware] Dr. Robert L. Schaeffer Collection. Downington; Pook & Pook, Inc.: April 26, 2003. The catalog to the auction sale of a fine and extensive collection of antique spatterware, with some Gaudy Dutch ware as well. Softcover. 8.5"x11", 38 pages, 420 lots, color illustrations of most lots. Light wear. [33230] $40.00

 

91. [Staffordshire] Barker, David. William Greatbach, a Staffordshire Potter. London; Jonathan Horne: 1991. William Greatbach [1735-1813] had long been known as an important Staffordshire potter of creamware, and an associate of Josiah Wedgwood, but in 1979 the chance discovery of an 18th century potter’s waste pit provided important new insights into Greatbach’s work. The pit contained several tons of ‘wasters’ from the entire 20-year production life of Greatbach’s factory, and it enabled researchers to attribute many previously unattributed forms to Greatbach, as well as to reattribute forms which had previously been thought to be the products of other factories to him. This important reference book, which makes extensive use of the new information, provides a detailed account of William Greatbach’s life, work and pots. Hardcover. 8"x11", 283+ pages, 28 color and 200+ b/w and line illustrations, dj. Light wear. [33194] $75.00

 

92. [Surveying] Catalog of the Charles E. Smart Collection of Antique Surveying Instruments. Troy; William E. Skerritt: 1996. The very well-written and detailed catalog of this premier collection of antique American surveying instruments. Smart was one of the leading scholars in the field, and his 2-volume study of American surveying instrument makers is s till a standard reference work. The smart Collection is now at the New York State Museum. Softcover. 8.5"x11", 193 pages, b/w illustrations. Light wear. [33205] $75.00

 

93. Towner, Donald. Creamware. London; Faber & Faber: 1978. A follow-up to Towner's popular 1957 book "Cream-Colored Earthenware", but an entirely new book, not just an update. Towner treats the early and later Staffordshire potters, Wedgwood, Derby, Derbyshire, Leeds, other Yorkshire potteries, Liverpool, and finally European factories. An essential reference. Hardcover. 6.25"x10", 240 pages, plus 4 color and 96 b/w plates, 11 plates of line illustrations; marks; bibliography. Near fine. [33168] $100.00

 

94. Turkish Pottery. London; HMSO: 1971. 3rd printing. A nice pictorial survey of 16th century Turkish pottery from the Victoria & Albert Museum collection. Softcover. 4.5"x7", 2 pages of text plus 28 b/w plates. Light soil. [33177] $20.00

 

95. Two Centuries of English Silver Candlesticks, 1700-1900. New York; J. Mavec & Company, Ltd.: 1986. A dealer’s catalog, which illustrates the develop[ment of the silver candlestick style from 1700 to 1900. Softcover. 8"x9.5", 23 pages, b/w illustrations. From Wayne Pratt’s reference library, with his usual black plastic inventory number sticker on the spine, else fine. [33211] $45.00

 

96. Venable, Charles L. American Furniture in the Bybee Collection. Austin; University of Texas Press: 1989. A wide-ranging collection, from 17th century tables to a Sam Maloof rocker. Jonathan L. Fairbanks contributed the Introduction. A beautiful catalog. Hardcover. 9.5"x12.5", 192 pages, color and b/w illustrations, dj. Fine. [33187] $50.00

 

97. The Walpole Society Note Book 2001-2002. Printed for the Society. This issue begins with an account of the members visiting ‘Horace Walpole’s England’, as well as the Spring meeting in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. There are essays about 19th century book collecting by William S. Reese and 19th century artist John Ross Key, by Alfred C. Harrison, Jr. The issue also includes memorials for Frederick Baldwin Adams, Jr; John Carter Brown; and Henry Schofield Streeter. Hardcover. 6.25"x9.25", 103 pages, b/w illustrations; marbled boards with a black cloth spine, as issued; a fine copy. [33225] $100.00

 

98. Warren, Geoffrey. A Stitch in Time. Victorian and Edwardian Needlecraft. New York; Taplinger Publishing Company: 1976. A well-illustrated social history of the needle arts between 1830 and 1910. The author draws on the prodigious printed record of Victorian-era magazines and books devoted to encouraging and instructing women in needlecraft, as well as many examples of actual Victorian needlework. Hardcover. 7"x9", 144 pages, b/w illustrations, dj. Light wear. [33152] $25.00

 

99. Warren, William Lamson. The Pierpont Limner and Some of His Contemporaries. [in the] Connecticut Historical Society Bulletin, Vol.23, No.4, October, 1958. The entire issue of the 'Bulletin' is devoted to the catalog to an exhibition of the work of the mysterious 'Pierpont Limner', who painted a number of portraits in New England in the early decades of the 18th century. Softcover. 6"x9", 31 pages, b/w illustrations. Light soil. [33125] $35.00

 

100. Waters, Deborah Dependahl. Plain and Ornamental: Delaware Furniture 1740-1890. Wilmington; The Historical Society of Delaware: 1984. Published in conjunction with a loan exhibition. The catalog includes an Introduction by Charles G. Dorman. Softcover. 8.5"x11", 60 pages, b/w illustrations. Light soil. [33159] $150.00

 

101. [Wedgwood] Erskine, Mrs. Stuart. Lady Diana Beauclerk. Her Life and Work. London; T. Fisher Unwin: 1903. A magnificent study of the life and work of Lady Diana Beauclerk [1734-1808], the former Lady Diana Spencer (and related to Diana, Princess of Wales), a beautiful and accomplished society lady who, with her friends Lady Elizabeth Templetown and Miss Emma Crewe, became famous in their day for their paintings. Of the most interest to us, Lady Diana created drawings for Wedgwood, which were translated into relief models by Wedgwood's modeller William Hackwood and used to produce jasperware featuring classical subjects with a certain degree of sentimentality. An interesting adjunct to the Wedgwood story. Hardcover. 10"x13", xvi + 316 pages, with many b/w illustrations, plus 8 tipped-in color plates and 2 steel-engraved plates, all with tissue guards; publisher's red cloth with gilt titles and floral border decorations; covers with rubbing and some soil, hinges a bit shaken, a few old pen notes on the endpapers; a large, heavy book. [33142] $175.00

 

102. Wendel, Bruce & Doranna. Gameboards of North America. New York; E.P. Dutton & the Museum of American Folk Art: 1986. The catalog to a gangbusters loan exhibition of 19th century American gameboards, featuring boards from the private collection of Bruce and Doranna Wendell, as well as many other important collections. Softcover. 8.5"x8", 71 pages, color illustrations. From Wayne Pratt’s reference library, with his usual black plastic inventory number sticker on the spine, else near fine. [33213] $85.00

103. As above, the hardcover edition, in jacket. Light wear. [33214] $125.00

 

104. Whitehill, Walter M., et al. Boston Furniture of the Eighteenth Century. Charlottesville; University Press of Virginia: 1986. 2nd ed. A classic study, based on a conference held by the Colonial Society. Semowich 907. Hardcover. 6.5"x9.5", 316 pages, 174 b/w illustrations, dj. Fine condition. [33158] $100.00

 

105. Wickman, Michael. Korean chests. Treasures of the Yi Dynasty. Seoul; Seoul International Tourist Publishing Company: 1980. 3rd printing. A well-illustrated guide to a variety of antique Korean wooden chests. Softcover. 6"x8", 94 pages, b/w and color illustrations. Light wear. [33178] $25.00

 

106. Wildung, Frank H. Woodworking Tools at Shelburne Museum. Shelburne Museum: 1957. A well illustrated, helpful guide to vintage woodworking tools from the Museum's collection. Softcover. 6"x9", 79 pages, b&w illustrations. Light wear. [33173] $30.00

 

107. Wills, Geoffrey. The Plymouth Porcelain Factory. Letters to Thomas Pitt, 1766-69. Canterbury Ceramic Circle: 1998. Between 1766 and 1769, Thomas Pitt, Lord Camelford, was kept up to date on the attempts to establish the first hard-paste porcelain factory in England in a series of letters from William Cookworthy, John Mudge and John Rider. This text was first published as a two-part series in Apollo Magazine in 1980-81. Softcover. 8"x11.5", 23 pages, b/w illustrations. Fine. [33199] $45.00

 

108. Wixom, William D. (ed.). Mirror of the Medieval World. New York; Metropolitan Museum of Art: 1999. "Highlighted in these pages are more than three hundred purchases and gifts, the great majority of which have been on view but many of which have remained unpublished until now." Hardcover. 9"x12", 292 pages, 435 illustrations (110 in full color), dj. Fine. [90328] $65.00

 

109. Wyatt, James C.Y. & Barbara Brennan Ford. East Asian Lacquer: The Florence and Herbert Irving Collection. New York; Metropolitan Museum of Art: 1991. The beautifully-produced catalogue of one of the finest collections of East Asian lacquer in the world. The Irving Collection comprises lacquer from China, Japan, Korea and the Ryukyu Islands, dating from the 13th to 20th centuries. Stunning. Hardcover. 9"x11.5", 400 pages, 370 illustrations (348 in full color), dj. Fine. [90327] $50.00

 

10. Yarbrough, Raymond C. Bow Porcelain and the London Theatre. Vivitur Ingenio. Hancock; Front and Center Publications: 1996. A detailed study of 60 Bow figurines produced in the 1750s and 1760s, based on characters on the London stage. Softcover. 8.5"x11", 136 pages, b/w and color illustrations. Light wear. [33154] $35.00

 


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