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Recent Acquisitions for Summer, 2008


1. Adair, John. The Navajo and Pueblo Silversmiths. Norman; University of Oklahoma Press: 1962. 6th prntg. A popular and scholarly study, first published in 1944. Hardcover. 6"x9", 220 pages, b/w illustrations, dj. Jacket with some wear, else in nice condition. [32254] $25.00


2. Ames, Frank. The Kashmir Shawl and its Indo-French Influence. Woodbridge; Antique Collectors' Club: 1988. Revised edition. A beautifully illustrated history of the Kashmir shawl, following it from its Eastern origins to 19th century France and Britain, where it had a major influence on both textiles and design of the period. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 347 pages, 86 color and 262 b/w illustrations, dust jacket. Jacket with some rubbing, else nice. [32285] $85.00


3. Andrews, Edward Deming & Faith. Shaker Furniture. The Craftsmanship of an American Communal Sect. New York; Dover Publications: 1970s. A reprinting of the 1950 edition of this classic. Softcover. 8"x11", 133 pages, b/w illustrations. Light cover wear, corner creased, contents clean and nice. [32429] $20.00


4. Atil, Esin, W.T. Chase & Paul Jett. Islamic Metalwork in the Freer Gallery of Art. Washington; Freer Gallery of Art: 1985. The catalog of an exhibition based on the Freer's collection of Islamic metalwork. The catalog is divided into three parts, covering the 7-9th centuries, the 11-13th centuries, and the 14th-18th centuries. In addition, the text addresses the general history and development of Islamic arts in metals, techniques and materials and includes a glossary of technical terms. Softcover. 10"x10", 273 pages, b/w illustrations. In fine, clean condition. [32397] $50.00


5. Azadi, Siawosch. Turkoman Carpets and the ethnographic significance of their ornaments. Wales; The Crosby Press: 1975. A standard book on Turkoman carpets, with information on types of carpets, their uses and origins. Hardcover. 8.5"x12", 140 pages, 55 color illustrations, line drawings, dust jacket. Jacket a bit soiled and dinged at the corners, otherwise in fine condition. [32301] $250.00


6. Baker, Hollis S. Furniture in the Ancient World, Origins and Evolution 3100-475 B.C. London; The Connoisseur: 1966. The first modern study to consider ancient furniture as a whole, and to compare the various types and styles that evolved in the ancient world. A comprehensive reference, with hundreds of illustrations. Astound your friends with your arcane knowledge during "I Claudius" or "Gladiator" marathons... Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 351 pages, 16 color plates and 474 b/w and line illustrations, dj. A nice copy in a lightly worn jacket. [32276] $85.00


7. Baker, Lillian. Fifty Years of Collectible Fashion Jewelry, 1925-1975. Paducah: Collector Books: 1986. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 191 pages, color and b/w illustrations. Light wear. [32248] $20.00


8. Barrett, Franklin A. Caughley and Coalport Porcelain. Leigh-on-Sea: F. Lewis Publishers: 1951. Limited to 500 copies. A pioneering study of these factories, including their transfer-printed and hand-painted ares, glazes, marks, and much more. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 109 pages, plus 162 b/w illustrations, dust jacket. Jacket lightly soiled, a little worn. [32354] $150.00


9. Beach, Milo Cleveland. The Grand Mogul. Imperial Painting in India, 1600-1660. Williamstown; Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute: 1978. The catalog to an important loan exhibition, based entirely on American private and public collections. Softcover. 8.5"x11.5", 199 pages, b/w and several color illustrations. Covers with a little light rubbing, else nice. [32296] $50.00


10. Bedini, Silvio A. Early American Scientific Instruments and Their Makers. Washington; Smithsonian Institution, Museum of History and Technology: 1964. A scholarly study of early American scientific instruments and their makers, with biographies of the major and important makers. The study is divided into sections covering mathematicians, metal instruments, and wooden instruments. Hardcover. 6.5"x9.5", 184 pages, b/w illustrations. Half-title with some light spotting, else fine. [32447] $125.00


11. Benardout, Raymond. Nomadic Persian and Turkoman Weaving. London; published by the author: 1977. An exhibition of tribal rugs and other weavings organized by a noted London rug dealer. O'Bannon 1524. Hardcover. 7"x9", 36 pages, 54 color and 14 b/w illustrations of weavings. In fine, clean condition. [32369] $60.00


12. Benson, Elizabeth Polk. Handbook of the Robert Woods Bliss Collection of Pre-Columbian Art. Washington; Dumbarton Oaks: 1963. A catalog of 425 items from this famous collection. Includes Teotihuacan, Olmec, Maya, Veracruz, Mexico, Costa Rica, Panama, Columbia & Peru. Softcover. 6"x9", 78 pages plus 103 b/w plates. In very nice, clean condition. [32411] $20.00


13. [Bernheimer] Art & Tradition. Masterpieces of Important Provenances. Munich/London; Bernheimer: 1989. The catalog to a grand celebration of the 125th anniversary of the founding of this firm of art & antique dealers. Seventy-eight leading dealers sent magnificent examples of furniture, textiles, statuary, art, silver, and all sorts of other antiques, which are all beautifully illustrated and described in this German-English text catalog. Hardcover. 9"x10.5", 241+ pages, filled with color illustrations, dj. Light wear. [32274] $50.00


14. Bigelow, Francis H. Historic Silver of the Colonies and Its Makers. New York; Macmillan: 1941. Reprint edition. Bigelow's book was the first attempt at a comprehensive study of American Colonial silver, and his vast knowledge of the subject enabled him to write a classic work, organized by form, which retains its usefulness. Hardcover. 5.5"x8", xxiv + 476 pages, 325 b/w illustrations. Light cover soil, spine slightly faded and spine head with a short split. [32326] $25.00


15. Bivins, John, Jr. The Furniture of Coastal North Carolina, 1700-1820. MESDA/University of North Carolina Press: 1988. A massive and important study of this early furniture-making center. With examples drawn from a number of public and private collections, this was not an attempt to document every piece of furniture that could be found, but to survey and document the "unique regional" style. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", xiii + 562 pages, color frontispiece, hundreds of b/w illustrations, dj. Jacket a little worn, else a nice copy. [32267] $1,000.00


16. Boultinghouse, Mark, et al. Silver in Kentucky Life 1780-1870. An Exhibition Honoring the Bicentennial Year of Transylvania University. Lexington; Transylvania Bicentennial Silver Committee: 1980. The catalog to a loan exhibition. Includes photographs of marks. Uncommon. Softcover. 8.5"x11", 62 pages, b/w illustrations. A little light cover soil, but else fine. [32344] $175.00


17. [Buckardt Collection] Die Sammlung Fritz Buckhardt - Berlin. Deutsches und Auslandisches Porzellan, Deutsche Fayencen und Steingut. Berlin; Paul Cassirer und Hugo Helbing: December 8-9, 1925. The well-illustrated auction catalog for the sale of a collection of 18th century German porcelain figurines. The pieces were catalogued by Ludwig Schnorr von Carolsfeld, with an introduction by Otto von Falke. Softcover. 8.5"x10", 123 pages, 168 lots, most lots illustrated in b/w. Covers with some wear, lower front cover with small chip, rear cover with several small chips and a slight tear. Minor internal soil, many prices realized noted in pencil. [32264] $175.00


18. Carboni, Stefano & Tomoko Masuya. Persian Tiles. New York; Metropolitan Museum of Art: 1993. The catalog to an exhibition of 12th-17th century Persian glazed tiles from the Museum's collection. Softcover. 8.5"x11", 46 pages, b/w illustrations. Light cover wear. [32445] $50.00


19. Carpenter, Charles H., Jr. Gorham Silver, 1831-1981. New York; Dodd, Mead & Company: 1982. A comprehensive study of the Gorham company and its silver. Includes marks. Hardcover. 7.5"x10", xii + 332 pages, many color and some b/w illustrations, dust jacket. Jacket with some rubbing and a little soil, a small chip on the back and some minor damage at the spine head. The book itself is in clean, nice condition. [32329] $150.00


20. Carpenter, Charles H., Jr. & Mary Grace Carpenter. Tiffany Silver. New York; Dodd, Mead & Co.: 1978. A standard history of Tiffany & Co. and its silver, with marks. Hardcover. 7.5"x10", 296 pages, many b/w and several color illustrations, dust jacket. Jacket with some wear, a bit rubbed, several short tears, & a tape-repaired tear and some chipping near the spine head. The book itself has light wear, and slightly loosened hinges. [32330] $125.00


21. Christ, Hans. Ludwigsburger Porzellanfiguren. Stuttgart/Berlin; Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt: 1921. A well-illustrated study of 18th century porcelain figures from the Ludwigsburger manufactory, with biographies of many of the leading modelers, and tables of marks. Hardcover. 8"x11", 61 pages with several charts and illustrations, plus 162 b/w illustrations on 120 plates. Covers a bit soiled. [32263] $125.00


22. Colton, Mary-Russell F. The Arts and Crafts of the Hopi Indians. Museum of Northern Arizona, 'Museum Notes', July, 1938. An entire issue of this museum monthly devoted to Hopi crafts, "their historic background, processes and methods of manufacture and the work of the Museum for the maintenance of Hopi art". Subjects including pottery, weaving, basketry, moccasins, and Kachina dolls. Softcover. 5.5"x8.5", 24 pages, plus 8 b/w plates. Light soil, fragile. [32272] $40.00


23. Coons, Martha & Katherine Koob. All Sorts of Good Sufficient Cloth: Linen-Making in New England 1640-1860. North Andover; Merrimack Valley Textile Museum: 1980. A well illustrated exhibition catalog which covers the processes and products of linen-making in pre-industrial New England. Softcover. 8.5"x9", 121 pages, b/w illustrations. Light wear, but in nice, clean condition. [32427] $40.00


24. Cootner, Cathryn M. Anatolian Kilims. The Caroline & H. McCoy Jones Collection. Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco / Hali Publications: 1990. The exhibition catalog of this major collection of Turkish kilims. Softcover. 8.5"x12", 275 pages, 112 color and many b/w and line illustrations. Light wear. [32374] $40.00


25. Corson, Richard. Fashions in Eyeglasses. London; Peter Owen: 1980. 2nd edition. A very well-illustrated history of the evolving fashions in eyeglasses through the last seven centuries. A clear, focused view of a sometimes fuzzy topic. Hardcover. 7.5"x10", 304 pages, b/w illustrations, dj. Jacket lightly rubbed and worn around the edges and tips, with minor small tears. Book fine. [32428] $150.00


26. Culme, John, et al. The Colman Collection of Silver Mustard Pots. Norwich; Colman Foods: 1979. Now this is just plain fun -a collection of all sorts of mustard pots! Also a history of mustard and mustard puttering and potting, lots of great photos, and many cool antique (and some cool 20th century) mustard pots. Softcover. 6.5"x8", 143 pages, lots of b/w illustrations; light wear. [32241] $45.00


27. Davidov, Karen, et al. Mexican Silver Jewelry: The American School, 1930-1960. New York; Muriel Kurasik Gallery: 1985. A gallery exhibition catalog of the works of Frederich Davis, William Spratling, Hector Aguilar, Antonio Pineda, Los Castillo, Margot of Taxco, Enrique Ledesma, Salvador Teran, Sigi Pineda, and Hubert Harmon. Softcover. 11"x8.5", 32 pages, b/w illustrations. Covers with some soil and a little rubbing. [32257] $125.00


28. Delieb, Eric. Silver Boxes. New York; Exeter Books 1979. This well illustrated survey features hundreds of 16th-19th century boxes, some dignified, some fanciful, some strange, some clever, many beautiful. Hardcover. 9"x12", 119 pages, color illustrations, dust jacket. Jacket lightly soiled, book with a gift inscription on the endpaper, but otherwise in good, clean condition. [32333] $35.00


29. Detweiler, Susan G. George Washington's Chinaware. New York; Harry Abrams: 1982. This acclaimed study of George Washington's imported china and its history provides a fascinating sidelight into the and European Trades and the way porcelains reached America in the 18th century. Hardcover. 9.5"x11", 244 pages, 55 color and 106 b/w illustrations, dj; fine condition. [32463] $45.00


30. Deuss, Krystyna. Indian Costumes from Guatemala. Nottingham; Krystyna Deuss: 190. 2nd ed. The catalog to an exhibition of native costume collected by the author, ranging back to the 1930s. There are many new and vintage photographs of native Guatemalans wearing traditional dress. Softcover. 8.5"x11.5", 72 pages, color and b/w illustrations. Light wear, black covers a little rubbed, tips a bit thumbed, but overall in nice, clean condition. [32322] $40.00


31. Diderot, Denis (ed.). Fourbisseur. Paris; ca.1770. The "Encyclopedie, ou dictionnaire raisonne des sciences, des arts et des metiers" ("Encyclopedia, or a systematic dictionary of the sciences, arts, and crafts") was one of the great achievements of scholarship in the late 18th century world. Published under the editorship of Denis Diderot between 1751 and 1780, Diderot once explained that "All things must be examined, debated, investigated without exception and without regard for anyone's feelings." Of course this was not a universally popular sentiment in late 18th century France, and the book was officially banned by the King in 1759. Officially banned or not, work continued quite openly, and in the end the 'Encyclopedie' presented a marvelous overview of human knowledge at the time. Among the most valuable articles were those discussing, explaining and illustrating the crafts and trades, complete with views of workshop interiors, tools and manufacturing methods. This section (or chapter) of the 'Encycloepdie' is devoted to the craft of finishing and polishing edged weapons. The ten engraved plates illustrate 2 workshop interiors, as well as a selection of blades and tools. The weapons include both "ancient" and "modern" examples of battle axes, cutlasses, rapiers and other swords, daggers, pikes, and other weapons. There are brief plate captions. Hardcover. 10.5"x15.5", 1 page of letterpress text plus 10 engraved plates; newly bound into red cloth; light soil and wear. [32453] $200.00


32. Diderot, Denis (ed.). Fourreur. Paris: ca. 1770. This section (or chapter) from the 'Encyclopedie illustrates the craft of the furrier, showing how the animal hides and fur may be cut, the drying process, the tools used, and the interior of a furrier's showroom. Hardcover. 10"x16", 1 page of text plus 6 engraved plates; bound into new red cloth. [32451] $150.00


33. Digby, George Winfield. The Tapestry Collection- Medieval and Renaissance. Victoria & Albert Museum. London; Her Majesty's Stationery Office: 1980. The scholarly catalog to the earlier tapestries in this fine collection. Hardcover. 11"x9", 83 pages plus 1 color and 108 b/w plates, dust jacket. Light wear. [32431] $50.00


34. Dimand, M.S. A Guide to an Exhibition of Oriental Rugs and Textiles. New York; Metropolitan Museum of Art: 1935. This loan exhibition included many Persian rugs of the 16th and 17th centuries, Persian tapestries, Indian, Turkish and Egyptian rugs, Safavid silk weavings, and Turkish and Indian textiles. Softcover. 6"x9.5", 36 pages of text, plus 35 b/w plates. Covers with minor wear, a few scuffs, spine covering with two rips. [32306] $85.00


35. [Dole Collection] The Antique Islamic Rugs Collected by the Late Andrew R. Dole of Oak Park, Illinois. Parts 1-4. East Dennis; Robert C. Eldred Co.: August 13, 1970 through July 13, 1978. The four-part auction sale of the collection of Andrew R. Dole, a Chicago businessman and director of the Wrigley Company. Dole had collected during the early decades of the 20th century, and his collection was mostly Persian rugs, with many silks, from the early 20th century. 4 volumes. Softcover. 7"x10", 352 pages, 392 lots, 29 lots illustrated in color, 278 in b/w. Parts 1,2 & 4 have prices realized sheets. Light soil, a little wear, but overall a very nice, clean set. [32300] $250.00


36. Eiland, Murray L. Oriental Rugs from Pacific Collections. Catalogue of an Exhibition for the VIth International Conference on Oriental Carpets. San Francisco Bay Area Rug Society: 1990. An elegantly-produced catalog that accompanied a loan exhibition of rugs from private collections from the U.S. West Coast. Includes Chinese, Turkish, Persian, Turkoman, Caucasian and other carpets. Hardcover. 9"x11", 244 pages, 236 color and 58 b/w illustrations, dust jacket. Jackets with some very minor wear, else fine. [32303] $125.00


37. Elliot, Inger McCabe. Batik. Fabled Cloth of Java. New York; Clarkson N. Potter: 1984. The author, one of the world's leading authorities on batik, "takes the reader on a spellbinding tour of the island and the art, displaying examples of the finest antique and contemporary batik from 30 museums and private collections around the world". Hardcover. 9.5"x12", 240 pages, profusely illustrated in color and b/w, dust jacket. Jacket torn at the spine head, very lightly rubbed. Book itself fine. [32293] $60.00


38. Ellis, Charles Grant. Oriental Carpets in the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Philadelphia Museum of Art: 1988. "A catalog of classical rugs from Turkey, Caucasus, Iran, Egypt, China and India with references to similar rugs in other collections. An essential book on classical rugs" (O'Bannon). Hardcover. 12"x12", 304 pages, 72 color and 100 b/w illustrations, plus line illustrations, dj. Jacket a bit worn, book fine. [32379] $75.00


39. Fabing, Suzannah, John L. Herrmann, Jr. & Marion True. The Gods Delight. The Human Figure in Classical Bronze. Cleveland Museum of Art/Indiana University Press: 1988. The massive catalog to a major traveling loan exhibition of ancient Greek, Roman and Etruscan bronzes. Softcover. 8.5"x11", 373 pages, many b/w and several color illustrations. In very nice condition. [32420] $35.00


40. Fontana, David. The Secret Language of Symbols. A Visual Key to Symbols and Their Meaning. San Francisco; Chronicle Books: 1993. A colorful study of the origins, meanings and evolution of a wide variety of symbols from culture, myth and art. Softcover. 8.5"x9", 192 pages, color illustrations. In fine, clean condition. [32421] $20.00


41. Frank, Larry & Millard J. Holbrook II. Indian Silver Jewelry of the Southwest, 1868-1930. Schiffer Publishing: 1990. A new printing of this classic well-illustrated and authoritative book. Softcover. 8.5"x11", 214 pages, b/w and color illustrations. Light wear. [32258] $20.00


42. Fredericks, Maria L. Gold and Silver, Treasures of New York. A Checklist. Museum of the City of New York: 1979. A checklist of the 281 pieces of silver, almost all of it American, in the Museum's collection, prepared to accompany an exhibition. 116 silversmiths are represented. Softcover. 8.5"x11", 68 pages, no illustrations. Covers lightly scuffed, else fine. [32339] $100.00


43. Fresco-Corbu, Roger. Vesta Boxes. Guildford; Lutterworth Press: 1983. A short, well-illustrated survey of these small, antique fire-lighters. Part of the "Antique Pocket Guides" series. Softcover. 5"x6.5", 64 pages, b/w illustrations. Light wear. [32252] $20.00


44. Freudenheim, Tom L. Myer Myers: American Silversmith. New York; The Jewish Museum: 1965. Edition of 1500 copies. A small catalog to an exhibition of 36 pieces. The catalog includes a short essay. Softcover. 8"x9.5", 8 pages, b/w illustrations. Text block detached from the covers, and the front and back cover were separated along the spine and then taped back together. Small spine chip. [32341] $25.00


45. Galvan, Manuel Gonzalez. Las Cigarreras Mexicanas de los siglos XVIII y XIX y el Tabaco. Mexico; Ediciones de Arte Comermex: 1976. An elegantly produced catalog featuring 42 elaborate Mexican cigarette cases of the 18th and 19th centuries. Most of the cases are either silver or gold, although there is a case of carved ivory, and one of agate. Hardcover. 9"x9", 67 pages, 24 color plates. Pictorial covers. Covers with some rubbing and soil, a little wear. Hinges a bit loose, but the sewn binding is tight. [32281] $125.00


46. Gittinger, Mattiebelle (ed.). To Speak with Cloth. Studies in Indonesian Textiles. Los Angeles; Museum of Cultural History, University of California: 1989. A series of essays on a variety of topics related to Indonesian textiles. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 256 pages, some color and many b/w illustrations. In fine, clean condition. [32380] $60.00


47. Gittinger, Mattiebelle. Master Dyers to the World. Technique and Trade in Early Indian Dyed Cotton Textiles. Washington; The Textile Museum: 1982. Published in conjunction with a major exhibition at the Textile Museum, this splendidly illustrated book explores the history and techniques of the masterful dyers of cotton textiles in India, with examples ranging back to the 15th century. Softcover. 9"x12", 207 pages, filled with color and b/w illustrations. Covers a bit rubbed along the spine, otherwise in nice, clean condition. [32292] $60.00


48. Glanville, Philippa & Jennifer Faulds Goldsborough. Women Silversmiths 1685-1845. Works from the Collection of The National Museum of Women in the Arts. London; Thames & Hudson: 1990. Everyone knows Hester Bateman, but here are the stories not only of Hester and her children but also of 35 other female silversmiths, working in the 17th, 18th and early 19th centuries. Hardcover. 9.5"x12", 176 pages, color and b/w illustrations, dj. Near fine. [32243] $45.00


49. Godden, Geoffrey A. Caughley and Worcester Porcelains 1775-1800. New York; Frederick A. Praeger: 1969. A history of the factory and its products, marks, designs, myths, problems of attribution and identification, and more. Hardcover. 7.5"x10", xxi + 166 pages, with b/w illustrations in the text, plus 10 color plates and 317 b/w illustrations. Dj. Jacket a bit worn and torn around the edges, a little rubbed. Book fine. [32353] $150.00


50. Godden, Geoffrey A. Coalport and Coalbrookdale Porcelains. New York; Praeger Publishers: 1970. The Dean of writers on English ceramics includes a history of the factory, marks, illustrations from the factory pattern books, Coalport artists, and more. hardcover. 7.5"x10", 156 pages plus 10 color plates and 232 b/w illustrations, dj. jacket a bit rubbed and with light soil, a little wear around the edges. Book itself clean and tight. [32352] $100.00


51. Green, Robert Alan. Marks of American Silversmiths. Harrison, NY; Robert Alan Green: 1977. Edition limited to 1500 copies. A standard mark reference, with 300 original photos and 4,000 drawings of marks. Hardcover. 6"x9", 246 pages, b/w illustrations, dust jacket. Jacket a bit worn, else fine. [32327] $100.00


52. Grove, David C. The Olmec Paintings of Oxtotitlan Cave, Guerrero, Mexico. Washington; Dumbarton Oaks: 1970. A scholarly and detailed study. "Studies in Pre-Columbian Art & Archeology No.7." Softcover. 8"x10.5", 36 pages, color plate, b/w and line illustrations. In clean, good condition. [32367] $60.00


53. Hammerslough, Philip H. American Silver Collected by Philip H. Hammerslough. Volume IV. Hartford; Privately Printed: 1973. Edition limited to 350 copies. One of a series of catalogs of one of the finest and most famous private American silver collections. Hardcover. 8"x10.5", 142 pages, color frontispiece and b/w illustrations; light wear, a little soil. [32449] $150.00


54. Hanfmann, George M.A. Ancient Art in American Private Collections. A Loan Exhibition at the Fogg Art Museum of Harvard University. Cambridge; Fogg Art Museum: 1955. 2nd printing. The catalog to a loan exhibition of ancient art from Egypt, the Near East, the Aegean, Greece, and Rome. Softcover. 7.5"x10.5", 43 pages plus 1 color and 99 b/w plates. Light cover wear, two light marginal stains, light soil. [32410] $25.00


55. d'Harcourt, Raoul. Textiles of Ancient Peru and their Techniques. Seattle; University of Washington Press: 1987. 4th printing. A new, translated edition of this classic study of ancient Peruvian textiles, first published in 1934. Softcover. 8.5"x11", 186 pages plus 117 b/w plates. Light wear. [32412] $25.00


56. Herrmann, Eberhart. Seltene Orientteppiche - Rare Oriental Carpets. I-X. Munich; Eberhart Herrmann: 1978-1988. A famous set of ten catalogs from this noted German dealer, an important reference to oriental rugs. 10 volumes. 1 softcover, 9 hardcovers (as issued). 8.5"x12", about 150-250 pages each, except #1, which is shorter. Some light wear, a little soil here and there, but in very nice condition. [32432] $1,600.00


57. Hornor, William M. Hornor's Blue Book of Philadelphia Furniture. Washington; Highland House: 1988. 3rd prtg. A reprint of the classic 1935 study, now quite expensive in the original edition. Hardcover. 8"x10.5", 340 pages, color and b/w illustrations, dj. Jacket soiled, book itself fine. [32464] $175.00


58. Hughes, G. Bernard. Sheffield Silver Plate. New York; Praeger Publishers: 1970. The first and still one of the only comprehensive studies of Sheffield plated wares, with chapters on lighting, wine accessories, tea, coffee, epergenes, dinner ware, dish rings, sauces & gravies, cruets, mustard pots & salt cellars, egg and toast stands, flat servers, waiters & trays, inkstands, snuff boxes, buttons, wire work, and others. Hardcover. 7.5"x10", 303 pages, 269 b/w illustrations, dj. Jacket worn, book with creased endpaper, else fine. [32331] $40.00


59. Hughes, Graham. Modern Silver Throughout the World, 1880-1967. New York; Crown Publishers: 1967. A survey of the designers and makers of modern silver in England, America and Europe from Art Nouveau through the 1960s. Hardcover. 9"x11", 256 pages, 12 color and 480 b/w illustrations, dust jacket. Jacket with several closed rips and some wear, contents fine and clean. [32455] $45.00


60. Hull, M.R. The Roman Potters' Kilns of Colchester. Oxford; printed at the University Press for The Society of Antiquaries: 1963. A scholarly study of excavated kiln sites and their contents. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 195 pages, 107 b/w figures with hundreds of illustrations, plus 22 b/w plates. In fine condition. [32454] $35.00


61. James, George Wharton. Indian Basketry, and How to Make Indian and Other Baskets. Pasedena; privately printed for the author: 1903. The first edition of this classic work on Native American baskets and how they were made. James had written several other books about the southwest and native Americans of the region, and was editor of 'The Basket'. Hardcover. 6.5"x9.5", 231 + 176 pages, plus advertisements. B/w and line illustrations. Covers a bit worn, some spotting to the lower portion of the spine, light rubbing. Light interior soil, hinges just a bit shaken. [32424] $85.00


62. Jefferys, Charles W. A Catalogue of the Sigmund Samuel Collection [of] Canadiana and Americana. Toronto; The Ryerson Press: 1948. A collecion of antique prints of Canada. Hardcover. 6.5"x9.5", 180 pages, color portrait and many b/w plates. Light soil. [32271] $35.00


63. Jeter, James & Paula Marie Juelke. The Saltillo Sarape. New World Arts/Santa Barbara Museum of Art: 1978. An exhibition of 30 18th and 19th century examples of the rare and distinctive Saltillio serape from northern Mexico. Softcover. 8.5"x11", 97 pages, 3 color illustrations and 30 color plates. Covers lightly soiled, tips thumbed. [32320] $30.00


Sam Laidacker’s Copy-

64. John, W.D. & Warren Baker. Old English Lustre Pottery. Newport Mon: R.H. Johns Ltd.: 1951. This work remains one of the definitive references on English lustreware, and a beautiful book. The authors cover the technology and origin of lustrewares, and then move on to English manufactories including Spode, Wedgwood, Wood, other Staffordshire potters, Swansea, Sunderland, Newcastle, Herculaneum and more. There is also a chapter on American views on lustrewares. Noted ceramics author Sam Laidacker's copy, with his bookplate and numerous underlines and notes. Laidacker published the "American Antique Collector" magazine for several decades, and was an expert on English transferware and luster pottery. He wrote a series of books on transferware. Hardcover. 9"x12", 132 pages, plus 27 color and 68 b/w plates. Inscribed "With the author's best wishes - W.D. John" on the front endpaper, and with Sam Laidacker's bookplate on the front pastedown, and with annotations and underlines in the text and on the plates. Covers with some wear, front hinge wobbly. [32266] $250.00


65. [Jones Collection] The Quill Jones Collection of Very Fine Oriental Rugs. New York; Anderson Galleries: January 25-26, 1929. "Including important Persian & Asia Minor weaves of the 16th & 17th centuries in magnificent specimens of carpet size". Softcover. 7.5"x10", 62 pages, 196 lots, 27 b/w illustrations. Light cover soil, a little wear, contents clean. [32382] $75.00


66. Jones, H. McCoy & Jeff W. Boucher. Tribal Rugs from Turkmenistan. Washington; International Hajji Baba Society: 1973. Comb bound. 8.5"x11", 106 pages, b/w illustrations. Covers soiled, tips thumbed, cover "teeth" torn away from several combs at the top. Contents with light soil, a bit thumbed. [32371] $75.00


67. Katzenberg, Dena S., et al. The Great American Cover-Up. Counterpanes of the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries. Baltimore Museum of Art: 1971. Softcover. 8.5"x10", 48 pages, 34 b/w illustrations. Light wear, corner crease, covers a bit rubbed. [32459] $40.00


68. Kerimov, Liatif, Nonna Stepanian, Tatyana Grigoliya & David Tsitsishvili. Rugs & Carpets from the Caucasus. The Russian Collections. Leningrad; Aurora Art Publishers / Allen Lane, Penguin Books: 1984. Hardcover. 8.5"x11.5", 152 pages, 100 color and 24 b/w illustrations. Small embossure on the title page, otherwise in clean, fine condition. [32377] $45.00


69. Knittle, Rhea Mansfield. Early Ohio Taverns, Tavern-sign, Stage-coach, Barge, Banner, Chair and Settee Painters. Ashland; Privately printed: 1937. This booklet begins with an interesting and detailed 27-page essay on early Ohio taverns, which leads naturally to a 7-page article about their signs, which leads to 3 pages on coach and whip painters rounded up with an 8-page listing of tavern-sign, stage-coach, barge, banner, chair and settee painters. Softcover. 6"x9", 46 pages; text a bit browned, light soil, cover crease. [32279] $50.00


70. Leach, Linda York. Indian Miniature Paintings and drawings. The Cleveland Museum of Art. Cleveland Museum of Art: 1986. A fine catalog of the Cleveland Museum's Indian miniatures and paintings, dating from 1280 to 1840. Hardcover. 8.5"x11.5", xvi + 324 pages, color and b/w illustrations, dust jacket. In fine, clean condition. [32372] $50.00


71. Leidy, Denise Patry. Treasures of Asian Art. The Asia Society's Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller 3rd Collection. New York; The Asia Society/Abbeville Press: 1994. A beautiful, enjoyable book. Hardcover. 9"x12", 319 pages, color and b/w illustrations, dust jacket. In fine, clean condition. [32423] $40.00


72. Lentz, Thomas W. & Glenn D. Lowry. Timur and the Princely Vision. Persian Art and Culture in the Fifteenth Century. Los Angeles County Museum of Art: 1989. The sumptuous catalog to a loan exhibition. "Timur -Tamerlane, as he is known in the West- created a Persian art and architecture that came to be viewed as the model for nearly all artistic developments in the Eastern Islamic world". Hardcover. 9"x12", 395 pages, many color and some b/w illustrations, dust jacket. Fine. [32361] $100.00


73. Lerch, Lila. Pennsylvania German Antiques. Allentown; Schlechter's: 1970. A pleasant ramble which covers painted chests and other furniture, cookie cutters, ceramics, frakturs, glass, ironware, textiles, tole & woodenwares, and architecture & interiors. With oversized red-printed "carved" initial letters at the start of each chapter, this book looks very much like one of the Pennsylvania-German Society's productions. Hardcover. 6"x9.5", viii + 157 pages, many b/w illustrations. Covers a bit soiled, otherwise clean and nice. [32460] $85.00


74. Loges, Werner. Turkoman Tribal Rugs. London; George Allen & Unwin: 1980. A standard work on Turkoman rugs. O'Bannon notes the illustrations as "excellent". O'Bannon 1596. Hardcover. 9.5"x11", 204 pages, 117 color illustrations, line drawings, dust jacket. Jacket lightly rubbed, a little chipped at the edges, otherwise in very clean, fine condition. [32302] $275.00


75. Luddington, John. Starting to Collect Silver. Woodbridge; Antique Collectors' Club: 1984. An essential, 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. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 225 pages, b/w illustrations, dust jacket. Jacket slightly rubbed, otherwise the jacket and book are in nice, clean condition. [32334] $35.00


76. Mackie, Louise W. & Jon Thompson [eds.]. Turkmen Tribal Carpets and Traditions. Washington; The Textile Museum: 1980. The catalog to an important loan exhibition, with essays by seven experts on a variety of aspects of Turkmen carpet types, their history, weaving, dyes, etc. "A comprehensive study...illustrated items are of superior examples" (O'Bannon). O'Bannon 1597. Hardcover. 9"x12", 240 pages, 95 color illustrations, line drawings, dust jacket. In clean, fine condition. [32304] $165.00


77. McMullan, Joseph V. Islamic Carpets. New York; Near Eastern Art Research Center: 1965. One of the most important modern books on oriental rugs, including Turkish, Mughal, Mamluk, Persian, Caucasian and Turkman rugs. "Comprehensive catalog of the McMullan Collection and important for the quality of the examples and the printing" (O'Bannon). O'Bannon780. Hardcover. 9.5"x2", 388 pages, 106 color plates (several folding) and 25 b/w illustrations. Covers lightly rubbed, some of the gilt lettering rubbed away on the spine, a very small moisture spot at the base of the first 28 pages (almost invisible). [32378] $600.00


78. Michaud, Roland & Sabrina. Caravans to Tartary. New York; Thames & Hudson: 1985. "For four and a half years the authors traveled the remote highways of Central Asia, through Afghanistan from Turkey to China. Often enduring great hardship, they adapted themselves to life among the tartar peoples, observing their customs and traditions ". Softcover. 8.5"x10", 76 pages, color illustrations. Light wear. [32393] $20.00


79. Morrill, Penny C. Silver Masters of Mexico. Hector Aguilar and the Taller Borda. Atglen; Schiffer Publishing: 1996. A beautifully illustrated study of the work of this important silversmith, formerly a manager for William Spratling. Hardcover. 9"x12", 224 pages, color illustrations, dj. Light wear. [32259] $40.00


80. Morrill, Penny C., et al. William Spratling and the Mexican Silver Renaissance. New York; Harry N. Abrams, in association with the San Antonio Museum of Art: 2002. A stunning book that accompanied a loan exhibition of the work of Spratling and the Taxco silversmiths. Hardcover. 9.5"x12", 280 pages, 340 color and 130 b/w illustrations, dust jacket. In fine, clean condition. [32345] $450.00


81. Pal, Pratapaditya. Marvels of Buddhist Art. Alchi-Ladakh. New York; Ravi Kumar Publishers: 1988. A beautifully photographed survey of the 11-13th century Buddhist wallpaintings in the monastic complex of Alchi, in a valley in the Ladakh Himalyas. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 67 pages, plus 125 color plates, dust jacket. In fine, clean condition. [32364] $100.00


82. Pal, Pratapaditya. Tibetan Paintings. A Study of Tibetan Thankas Eleventh to Nineteenth Centuries. London; Ravi Kumar/Sotheby Publications: 1984. Includes illustrations of a large number of thankas which had not been published previously. Hardcover. 9"x11", 225 pages, 115 color plates and 12 b/w illustrations, dust jacket. Jacket just a bit rubbed, light soil on the rear endpaper, otherwise in nice, clean, tight condition. [32290] $85.00


83. Pellatt, Apsley. Curiosities of Glass Making: with details of the processes and productions of ancient and modern ornamental glass manufacture. Newport Mon; The Ceramic Book Company: 1968. A facsimile of the rare 1849 edition, featuring 6 colored plates. Covers the processes, tools and products of the glassmakers' craft, including ancient glass, Venetian, and cameo glass. Hardcover. 6.5"x8.5", viii + 146 pages, plus 6 color plates. With a number of line illustrations in the text. A few minor scuffs on the covers, otherwise in nice, clean condition. [32283] $150.00


84. Pickford, Ian. Silver Flatware - English, Irish and Scottish, 1660-1980. Woodbridge; Antique Collector's Club: 1983. A profusely illustrated survey of antique silver flatware, mostly sterling, including illustrations and notes on a number of traditional patterns and their variants. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 231 pages, b/w illustrations, dj. Light wear. [32244] $175.00


85. Pinner, Robert & Michael Franses [eds.]. Turkoman Studies I. Aspects of the Weaving and Decorative Arts of Central Asia. London; Oguz Press: 1980. An important set of articles and essays on various aspects of Turkoman carpets and Turkoman design. Hardcover. 8.5"x10.5", 288 pages, 28 color and 574 b/w illustrations, dust jacket. Jacket with light wear, clear laminate covering just starting to separate along the upper spine. Book itself with light soil on the rear endpaper, else fine. [32288] $150.00


86. Pinto, Edward H. Treen and Other Wooden Bygones. An Encyclopedia and Social History. London; Bell & Hyman: 1985. 4th printing. Treen for eating, drinking, measuring, science, lighting, printing, pastimes, reading, sailors, textiles, tobacco, tools, signs, and hundreds more. Some 3,300 objects of English and European origin are illustrated and described and separated into 28 categories in this magnificent book. Hardcover. 7.5"x10", 458 pages, 460 b/w illustrations, dj. Light wear. [32465] $400.00


87. Plain and Fancy. A Survey of American Folk Art. New York; Hirschl & Adler Galleries: 1970. Apparently the first Hirschl & Adler catalog devoted completely to American folk art, of which 100 examples are illustrated and described. These are mostly paintings, but with some sculpture as well. Stuart Feld wrote the interesting Introduction. Softcover. 7.5"x10", 72 pages, b/w and several color illustrations. Some rubbing and wear to the covers, two slight stains on the cover. [32440] $35.00


88. Rainwater, Dorothy T. & H. Ivan. American Silverplate. Nashville; Thomas Nelson/Everybody's Press: 1968. This remains a standard study of the wild and wacky world of Victorian silverplated wares, their design, manufacture and makers. Illustrated with modern and vintage photos and hundreds of old catalog engravings. Hardcover. 7"x10", 480 pages, hundreds of b/w and several color illustrations, dj. Jacket with some wear. [32328] $30.00


89. Rawson, Jessica. Chinese Ornament. The Lotus and the Dragon. British Museum Publications, ltd.: 1990. 2nd printing. Explores architectural decorations in Asia, lotus and peony scrolls, animal ornament, flowers & frames, and Chinese motifs in Iranian and Turkish art. Softcover. 8.5"x11", 240 pages, b/w and color illustrations. A little light cover wear at the tips, etc. [32422] $40.00


90. Reid, James W. Textile Masterpieces of Ancient Peru. New York; Dover Publications: 1986. A survey of these beautiful textiles, with carefully selected illustrations. Softcover. 8.5"x11", 29 pages, plus 48 color plates with 76 illustrations. Light wear. [32323] $15.00


91. Reynolds, Graham. Nicholas Hilliard and Isaac Oliver. An Exhibition to Commemorate the 400th Anniversary of the Birth of Nicholas Hilliard. Victoria & Albert Museum: 1947. An exhibition of the work of England's great Elizabethan portrait miniaturist and his best pupil. Softcover, 46 pages, plus 48 b/w plates. Covers somewhat worn, spine head and base chipped, some internal soil and a few pencil notes. [32443] $30.00


92. Rhodes, Lynette I. American Folk Art. From the Traditional to the Naive. Cleveland Museum of Art: 1978. The catalog to a wide-ranging loan exhibition which was divided into three parts- utilitarian folk art (decoys, frakturs, pottery, furniture, tinware, etc), mystical or religious folk art, and "naive representations of reality". Softcover. 8.5"x7", 116 pages, 6 color plates and many b/w illustrations. In fine, clean condition. [32461] $40.00


93. Rice, Norman. Albany Silver 1652-1825. Albany Institute of History and Art: 1964. Edition of 1000 copies. The very well-illustrated catalog to an important loan exhibition. Softcover. 8"x10", 81 pages, 156 b/w illustrations. Covers a bit soiled, else fne. [32342] $60.00


94. Rice, Patty c. Amber. The Golden Gem of the Ages. New York; Van Nostrand Reinhold: 1980. A scholarly study, more of a history of man's mining and use of amber, and the various types and their physical properties, than of amber objects as such. Hardcover. 7"x10", 289 pages, b/w, line and color illustrations, dj. Jacket somewhat rubbed and worn. Light soil. [32261] $50.00


95. Riley, Noel. Visiting Card Cases. Guildford; Lutterworth Press: 1983. A short, well-illustrated survey of these small Victorian conceits. Part of the "Antique Pocket Guides" series. Softcover. 5"x6.5", 64 pages, b/w illustrations. Light wear. [32253] $20.00


96. Roberts, Ernest H. Treasures from Near Eastern Looms. Brunswick; Bowdoin College Museum of Art: 1981. An exhibition of the author's collection of antique Persian, Turkish, Turkestan and Caucasian rugs. Softcover. 8.5"x11", 80 pages, color and black & white illustrations. Light cover wear, tips thumbed, and so on. [32394] $25.00


97. Robinson, B.W. Persian Paintings. London; Victoria & Albert Museum/HMSO: 1965. A survey of Persian miniatures from the Mongol, Timurid, Safavid, Afshar-Zand, and Qajar periods, illustrated with examples from the V&A Collection and several private collections. Softcover. 7"x9.5", 18 pages plus 36 b/w plates. Covers a bit rubbed, tips bumped, light cover wear. [32395] $20.00


98. Rogers, J.M. & R.M. Ward. Suleyman the Magnificent. Secaucus; Wellfleet Press: 1988. A beautiful catalog of more than 160 art and craft treasures produced during the reign of Suleyman the Magnificent (1494-1566). The pieces were from the British Museum and Turkish national collections. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 225 pages, 100 color and 85 b/w illustrations, dj. Fine. [32373] $40.00


99. Ross, Marvin C. Russian Porcelains. The Gardner, Iusupov, Batenin, Novyi, Popov, Kudinov, Sipiagin, Fomin, Safronov, Kiselev, Kornilov, Gulin, Khrapunov-Novyi, Sabanin, Miklashevskii, Guzhev, Ikonnikov, and Kuznetsov Factories. The Collections of Marjorie Merriweather Post. Norman; University of Oklahoma Press: 1968. One of the most beautiful and informative studies of 18th and 19th century Russian porcelains, exclusive of those of the Imperial Factory. Contains an extensive marks section. Hardcover. 7"x10", 427 pages, 86 color and 144 b/w illustrations, 41 b/w illustrations of marks, dj. Jacket worn, book fine. [32347] $150.00


100. Rowe, Ann Pollard [ed.]. The Junius B. Bird Conference on Andean Textiles. April 7th and 8th, 1984. Washington; The Textile Museum: 1986. A group of scholarly papers on ancient and contemporary textiles and weaving traditions of the Andes of Peru and Bolivia. Softcover. 8.5"x11", 383 pages, b/w illustrations. Light cover wear, tips lightly thumbed. [32297] $85.00


101. Rowe, Ann Pollard. Costumes & Featherwork of the Lords of Chimor. Textiles from Peru's North Coast. Washington; The Textile Museum: 1984. The catalog to a loan exhibition of textiles and featherwork made by the Indians of Chimor before the Inca conquest in the 1460s. Softcover. 11"x9", 190 pages, color and b/w illustrations. Some cover wear. [32415] $45.00


102. [R.S. Prussia] Schlegelmilch, Clifford J. Handbook of Erdmann and Reinhold Schlegelmilch Prussia - Germany and Oscar Schlegelmilch Germany. Flint; published by the author: 1973. 3rd. ed. R.S. Prussia porcelain. Softcover. 7"x10", 44 pages, b/w illustrations and 20 color plates. Light cover soil. [32349] $25.00


103. Safford, Frances Gruber. Colonial Silver in the American Wing. New York; Metropolitan Museum of Art: 1983. A special issue of the Summer, 1983 Bulletin, devoted to the Met's Collection of American silver. Softcover. 8.5"x11", 56 pages, b/w illustrations. A little light wear. [32340] $25.00


104. Sammlung Wertvoller Vorwiegend Suddeutscher Porzellane aus Norddeutschem Privatbesitz. Munich; Galerie Helbing: September 28, 1917. The catalog to an auction of a fine private collection of South German porcelains, mostly figures, by Frankenthal, Hochst, Ludwigsburg, Furstenburg and Nymphenburg. Softcover. 9"x12", vii + 35 pages plus 26 b/w plates illustrating a large number of pieces. 182 lots. Covers with some soil, several short tears. Light internal soil, paper browned. Prices realized noted in pen. [32265] $165.00


105. Schaefer, Rudolph J. J.E. Buttersworth, 19th Century Marine Painter. Mystic Seaport: 1975. Hardcover. 9"x12", 276 pages, 24 color plates and 197 b/w illustrations, dj. Light wear, but overall in very nice condition. [32278] $400.00


106. Schevill, Margot Blum. Costume as Communication. Ethnographic Costumes and Textiles from Middle America and the Central Andes of South America. Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology: 1986. Softcover. 9"x11", 138 pages, b/w and some color illustrations. Covers a bit worn. [32324] $50.00


107. Schmidt, Robert. Das Glas. Berlin; Vereinigung Wissenschaftlicher Verleger: 1922. 2nd ed. Includes ancient, Medieval, oriental, Venetian, German, Dutch, Spanish, French, English and Chinese glass, with many examples from European museums. Softcover. 5.5"x8", viii + 419 pages, 233 b/w illustrations. Covers a bit soiled and worn, slight chipping on the spine. [32268] $60.00


108. Scott, Jack L. Pewter Wares from Sheffield. Baltimore; Antiquary Press: 1980. Well-known for their production of silver plate, the Sheffield manufactories of the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries also produced a wide variety of fine pewter, or Britannia, wares. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 261 pages, 6 color plates and 338 b/w illustrations, dj. Jacket lightly worn, else fine. [32456] $65.00


109. Shah, Sayed Idries. Oriental Magic. New York; Philosophical Library: 1957. Explores magic in Egypt, the Sudan, Arabia, Persia, India, China, Tibet and Japan, and also magic in the Bible, the Koran, and Jewish magical customs. Hardcover. 5.5"x8.5", 206 pages, several b/w and line illustrations, dj. Jacket worn & chipped. [32368] $35.00


110. Shure, David S. Hester Bateman, Queen of English Silversmiths. Garden City; Doubleday & Co.: 1959. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 32 pages plus 87 b/w plates. Light jacket wear, else fine. [32457] $50.00


111. Smith, Scott A. The Source and Nature of Electricity and its application to the Electro-Plating Process. Providence; Gorham Manufacturing co.: no date [c.1890] An early Gorham promotional booklet meant to educate their customers about electroplating, and the electrical theory behind it- "In considering the magical process of electro-plating, it has seemed to us that a further, and special, interest would attach to our products, if, by some occult means we could look into the hidden source whence comes electricity... ". The first 26 pages give an overview of the development of electricity, and the final six pages discuss the electro-plating process. The gravure plate shows a selection of fancy Gorham pieces that are about-to-be or already have been plated. There was a 2nd edition, apparently unchanged, but with the imprint of Livermore & Knight, in 1891. Both editions are uncommon- OCLC locates only 9 copies of this first edition. Hardcover. 4.5"x7", 35 pages, 1 text illustration and 1 gravure plate. Red and cream cloth with gilt title. Covers somewhat soiled, endpapers lightly spotted, but contents clean. Presentation inscription by "the author" on the title page. [32282] $125.00


112. Solberg, Winton U. Redeem the Time. The Puritan Sabbath in Early America. Cambridge; Harvard University Press: 1977. A pioneering study of the influence of the Sabbath in early colonial America. Hardcover. 6"x9", 406 pages, dj. Light wear. [32439] $25.00


113. Stanislaw, Mary Anne. Kalagas. The Wall Hangings of Southeast Asia. Menlo Park; Ainslie's: 1987. Kalagas were colorful pictorial wall hangings popular in the 18th and 19th centuries, and today as well. Illustrated with both antique and new examples, their history and symbolism is explained. Softcover. 8.5"x7.5", 64 pages, color illustrations. Covers somewhat worn, clear plastic laminate beginning to lift along the edges. [32444] $25.00


114. Stillinger, Elizabeth. The Antiquers. The Lives and Careers, the Deals, the Finds, the Collections of the Men and Women Who Were Responsible for the Changing Taste in American Antiques, 1850-1930. New York; Alfred A. Knopf: 1980. Lyon, Erving, Clearwater, Bigelow, Dow, Barber, Lockwood, Garvan, Nutting, the Walpole Society, the Girl Scout Loan exhibition, and many more! Hardcover. 7"x9.5", 301 pages, b/w illustrations, dj. Signed. Light wear, a nice copy. [32280] $40.00


115. Suarez, Diego (& Thomas B. Clarke). The Collection of Portraits of American Celebrities and other Paintings Belonging to The Brook. A Catalogue Compiled by Diego Suarez Together with a History of The Brook by Thomas B. Clarke, Completed by Philip D. Holden. New York: 1962. Edition of 1000 copies. A detailed catalog of more than 30 portraits in The Brook’s collection, which included portraits by West, Inman, Morse, Quidor, Copley, Rembrandt Peale, Trumbull, and a Gilbert Stuart portrait of George Washington. The Brook, co-founded by noted collector Thomas B. Clarke, still exists, and has counted duPont, Hearst and J.P. Morgan, as well as JFK, amongst its membership. Hardcover. 6"x9", xiii + 105 pages, color frontispiece, 4 black & while illustrations and 35 b/w plates. Covers lightly rubbed, a little soil. [32442] $65.00


116. Sweeney, John A.H. Grandeur on the Appoquinimink. The House of William Corbit at Odessa, Delaware. Newark; University of Delaware Press: 1989. 2nd ed. The story of a grand Georgian mansion in Delaware. Hardcover. 7"x10", 146 pages, b/w illustrations, dj. Near fine. [32448] $25.00


117. Taylor, G.L. Glass Exhibition - Ashmolean Museum, Oxford. Oxford; Ashmolean Museum: 1979. An exhibition of rare glass from private collections in south-west England and Wales, dating from Roman times to the 19th century, including a large amount of rare stemware. Softcover. 8.5"x11.5", 33 pages, 57 b/w illustrations. Covers a bit rubbed, light soil, vertical crease. [32458] $40.00


118. Thiel, Albert Willem Rudolf. Chinese Pottery and Stoneware. New York; Thomas Nelson & Sons: 1953. Covers the Chou Dynasty (1122 BC) to Ch'ing Dynasty (1912 AD). Hardcover. 7"x10", xiv + 204 pages, plus 24 color and 96 b/w plates, dust jacket. Jacket with light wear and a few short tears, book with a gift inscription on the endpaper, otherwise fine and clean. [32462] $40.00


119. Titley, Norah M. Persian Miniature Painting and its Influence on the Art of Turkey and India. The British Library Collections. Austin; University of Texas Press, in co-operation with The British Library: 1984. The British Library holds one of the finest collections of illustrated Persian manuscripts in the world. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 272 pages, color and b/w illustrations, dust jacket. Jacket with light wear at the edges, but otherwise in very nice, clean, unworn condition. [32284] $75.00


120. Tompkins, George & Carolyn. The Handbook of Gorham Salt Dishes. Rockport; Archimedes Press: 1987. This fascinating book includes hundreds of photos and descriptions of Gorham open salts in coin, sterling, gold, silver plate, and a special section on presentation sets. Hardcover. 6"x9.5", 157 pages, b/w illustrations. A little light soil, but in very nice condition. [32242] $150.00


121. Topsfield, Andrew & Milo Cleveland Beach. Indian Paintings and Drawings from the Collection of Howard Hodgkin. New York; Thames and Hudson: 1991. An exceptionally fine collection of Rajput and Mughal paintings. Softcover. 8.5"x11", 111 pages, color illustrations. Slight thumb-sized bump indentation along the front edge, otherwise in fine, clean condition. [32401] $40.00


122. Topsfield, Andrew. An Introduction to Indian Court Painting. London; Her Majesty's Stationery Office: 1984. A survey of Indian court painting of the 16th-18th centuries, illustrated with examples from the Victoria & Albert Museum. Hardcover. 7.5"x10", 48 pages, color and b/w illustrations. In fine, clean condition. [32406] $25.00


123. Tzareva, Elena. Rugs & Carpets from Central Asia. The Russian Collections. Leningrad; Aurora Art Publishers / Allen Lane, Penguin Books: 1984. A fine study of Turkoman and Central Asian rugs, bags and other weavings from museums in Moscow and St. Petersburg. Hardcover. 8.5"x11.5", 224 pages, 108 color and 93 b/w illustrations, dj. Jacket damaged, book fine. [32376] $75.00


124. Vanstan, Ina. Textile from Beneath the Temple of Pachacamac, Peru. Philadelphia; The university Museum: 1967. A scholarly monograph about textiles from the Uhle Collection at the University of Pennsylvania. Softcover. 8.5"x11", 91 pages, plus 5 tables and 78 b/w plates. Spine slightly faded, else in nice, clan condition. [32319] $30.00


125. Watney, Bernard & Homer D. Babbidge. Corkscrews for Collectors London; Sotheby Parke Bernet: 1981. The first comprehensive history of corkscrews. Fortunately it's a good book, with plenty of illustrations and an interesting text. You will want to raise a glass to this book. Hardcover. 7.5"x10", 160 pages, 21 color and 164 b/w illustrations. In very nice condition. [32240] $85.00


126. Welch, Stuart Cary. Indian Drawings and Painted Sketches, 16th through 19th Centuries. New York; The Asia Society: 1976. The catalog of a loan exhibition, staged with the Fogg Art Museum, surveying 300 years of Indian drawings and colored sketches. Hardcover. 10"x10", 142 pages, b/w and some color illustrations, dust jacket. Jacket with some very light soil, small sticker mark, otherwise the book is in fine, clean condition. [32402] $30.00


127. Wilmerding, John. Robert Salmon, Painter of Ship & Shore. Salem; Peabody Museum & the Boston Public Library: 1971. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", xvi + 123 pages, 6 color and 50 b/w illustrations, dj. Near fine. [32277] $275.00


128. Winstone, H.V.F. Royal Copenhagen. London; Stacey International: 1984. A well-illustrated history of the Royal Copenhagen factory and its ceramics, from 1775 through the late 20th century. Hardcover. 9.5"x11", 160 pages, color and b/w illustrations, dj. Near fine. [32348] $125.00


129. Wyler, Seymour B. The Book of Sheffield Plate, including Victorian Plate. New York; Bonanza Books: 1960s. A fine, well illustrated study. Hardcover. 7"x10", 188 pages, numerous b/w illustrations and marks, dj. Jacket rubbed and with several tears. The book itself has tears in the edges of two pages in the "urns" section of illustrations. There's no loss, but the tears do extend into the images. [32332] $20.00


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