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 Recent Acquisitions
  ~ December, 2011 ~




1. Agius, Paul. Ackermann's Regency Furniture & Interiors.
Marlborough; The Crowwood Press: 1984.


Published between 1809 and 1828, Ackermann's 'Repository of Arts, Literature, Commerce, Manufactures, Fashions and Politics' provides an unparalleled window into the high-class world of Regency England. Gathered here are several hundred illustrations of furniture and interiors as first published by Ackermann. A Regency-style tour de force.

Hardcover. 10"x11", 200 pages, color and black & white illustrations, dust jacket. Minor wear. [35825] $300.00



2. American Antiques from Israel Sack Collection. Volume 1-10. Highland House: 1974-1992. One of the major pictorial sources to fine American antique furniture. The first several volumes reprint the softcover brochures which the Sack firm published for its clients between 1957 and 1967. Later volumes cover the brochures issued during each year. The furniture presented is among the best offered on the American market, the photographs are superb, and the scholarship of the entries is consistently of the highest caliber. Hardcovers. 10 volumes. 9.5"x12", 200-250 pages each. B/w and color illustrations, djs on most volumes. Some jackets chipped and torn. [35926] $1,000.00


3. Atterbury, Paul (ed.). English Pottery and Porcelain. An Historical Survey.
New York; Universe Books: 1978.

An anthology of articles which appeared in the Magazine Antiques between the 1920s and the 1970s by authors including Rackham, Hume, Boney, Hughes, Godden, Savage, Litchfield, Winchester, Larsen, John, and many more!

Softcover. 8.5"x11", 282 pages, b/w illustrations. Some cover wear. [35754] $25.00


4. Ballot, J. La Ceramique Japonaise.
Paris; Editions Albert Morance: 1930s.

An elegant little French survey from the 1930s featuring several essays (in French) and illustrations of around 100 examples of antique Japanese ceramics, mostly drawn from the Louvre, Musee Guimet, and Musee des Arts Decoratifs, as well as the private Vever, Koechlin, Odin, Guerin, and Lazard Collections.

Card Portfolio. 7.5"x9.5", holding a softcover book of 36 pages, plus 46 loose plates, some colored. Portfolio with some wear and soil, cloth spine torn. Contents with light soil. [35861] $75.00


5. Baltimore Furniture. The Work of Baltimore and Annapolis Cabinetmakers from 1760 to 1810.
Baltimore Museum of Art: 1947.

Although much of the material in this important catalog has been updated by other authors, it remains as the publication which first focused the attention of collectors and scholars on Maryland furniture. The 125 objects illustrated were selected for the exhibition by Joseph Downs and Henry Francis du Pont. Ames & Ward. Semowich 881.

Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 195 pages, b/w illustrations. Minor wear. [35908] $150.00


6. Barker, Richard & Lawrence Smith. Netsuke. The Miniature Sculpture of Japan.
London; British Museum Publications: 1976.

A catalog of 400 outstanding netsuke from the British Museum's collection, organized to coincide with the London netsuke Convention of 1976. 400 netsuke are illustrated and described.

Hardcover. 7.5"x10", 184 pages, 7 color plates and 404 black & white illustrations. Light wear. [35772] $75.00


7. [Barnard Clock] Catalogue of The Barnard Clock, Watches, Fine Marine Chronometers and Fine Table, Bracket and Longcase Clocks (various owners).
London; Sotheby & Co.: November 16th, 1970.

The 'Barnard Clock' was a "highly important small silver-mounted ebony bracket clock said to have been made for Queen Anne", signed by Tompion, with its original oak traveling case. After belonging to Queen Anne it is said to have been given by George II to Andrew Stone, his private secretary, and passed to his eldest sister, wife of William Barnard, in whose family it descended. It fetched $62,000. Also clocks by Quare, 3 by Knibb, and so on.

Softcover. 7"x9.5", 25 pages plus 1 color and 12 b/w plates (one folding); 74 lots; prices realized sheet stapled to title page. [35784] $35.00


8. Barret, Richard Carter. Bennington Pottery and Porcelain. A Guide to Identification.
New York; Bonanza Books: 1960s.

A wide-ranging survey of over 2,000 pieces, based on the Johnson Collection. In fact, the wide range encompasses some pieces which may not actually have been Bennington, so a valuable reference source which nonetheless needs to be used with some caution.

Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 342 pages, 462 b&w illustrations, plus 7 color plates. Rubbed jacket. [35809] $25.00


9. Bemrose, Geoffrey. Nineteenth Century English Pottery and Porcelain.
London; Faber and Faber: 1952.

The first book to deal exclusively with these wares, Bemrose still finds a place on the reference shelf. Sections include Country Potteries; Peasant Earthenwares; Earthenwares; Parian Wares; Blue-printed and other Transfer Pottery; Porcelains (mainly pre-1850); The Great Exhibitions; Mintons; Close of the Century; and Marks.

Hardcover. 6.5"x10", 57 pages of text plus 4 color and 96 b/w plates. Some soil, worn and torn dj. [35885] $25.00


10. Benjamin, John. Starting to Collect Antique Jewellery.
Woodbridge; Antique Collectors’s Club: 2011. 2nd printing
.

"Why is Faberge unique? What is champleve enamel? Why should emeralds be regarded with suspicion? Which jewels contain miniature coffins?
"Starting to Collect Antique Jewellery" tracks the progress of jewelry designs from early times to the twentieth century, assisting the professional jeweler, the collector and the student in making informed and balanced judgments upon scores of crucial topics from the setting of old gems, to fakes and forgeries. This book is superbly illustrated with hundreds of color photographs provided by auction houses, dealers, leading shops and private collectors. From Castellani to Cartier, from hair combs to cameos, Starting to Collect Antique Jewellery represents a key companion which is relevant, readable and comprehensively informative.".

Hardcover. 8"x9.5", 191 pages, 370 color illustrations, dust jacket. Fine. [90462] $25.00


11. Benton, Janetta Rebold. Medieval Monsters. Dragons and Fantastic Creatures.
Katonah Museum
of Art: 1995.

The catalog to a loan exhibition of medieval metalware, stonework, and other artifacts featuring fantastical and magical creatures. Illustrations of items from the exhibition are used to illustrate Janetta Benton's catalog essay, which forms the bulk of the catalog. There is also a glossary and suggested reading list.

Softcover. 8.75"x11", 39 pages, 94 black & white illustrations. Fine. [35934] $35.00


12. Biddle, James. American Art from American Collections. Decorative Arts, Paintings and Prints of the Colonial and Federal Periods, from Private Collections, in an Exhibition Sponsored by The Friends of the American Wing.
New York; Metropolitan Museum of Art: 1963.

The catalog to the first large loan exhibition of American arts staged by the Met since the flurry of activity surrounding the Girl Scout Loan Exhibition in 1929, the New York State furniture exhibition of 1934 and the Greek Revival exhibition of 1943. This exhibition was predominately devoted to furniture, with a good amount of silver as well as selections of prints, paintings, miniatures, glass and textiles.

Hardcover. 8"x10.5", 114 pages, b/w illustrations. Light cover wear. [35909] $25.00


13. Bishop, Robert & Elizabeth Safanda. Gallery of Amish Quilts. Design Diversity from a Plain People.
New York; E.P. Dutton & Co.: 1976.

The art and artistry of the Amish quilt maker has long been appreciated by quilt collectors. This fine study illustrates 150 Amish quilts in color.

Softcover. 8.5"x11", 96 pages, many color and a few b/w illustrations. Near fine. [35748] $20.00


14. Bowen, H.V., John McAleer & Robert J. Blyth. Monsoon Traders. The Maritime World of the East India Company.
National Maritime Museum: 2011
.

“The East India Company grew from an Elizabethan trading venture to control half of global trade, leading directly to the British Raj in India and establishing British commercial and imperial interests in China and South East Asia. Monsoon Traders tells the story of the Company over three centuries, covering its origins, the maritime experience, encounters with indigenous peoples, goods traded, wealth created, technology, shipbuilding, conflict and conquest, piracy, rebellion and empire. The book is illustrated throughout with images from the National Maritime Museum in London, which has an important but hitherto under-researched collection of objects relating to the Company, including fine art, objets d'art, maps, charts, navigational instruments, ship models and weapons. Together with expert texts by three leading historians in the field, these combine to tell the story of the East India Company's encounter with the Indian Ocean and the effects this had on both Asian and British societies, people and politics. 'Monsoon Traders' is published to coincide with the opening of a new permanent Asian gallery at the National Maritime Museum".

Hardcover. 8.5"x10", 192 pages, color illustrations, dust jacket. [90465] $60.00


15. Brigham, Clarence S. Paul Revere's Engravings.
Worcester; American Antiquarian Society: 1954.

A scholarly, definitive reference to the full range of Revere's varied and interesting work. An essential reference, and this, the first edition, is much grander and more physically pleasing than the more common reprint.

Hardcover. 9.5"x12.5", 181 pages, plus 77 plates, several colored, and some folding. Apparently ex-institutional, with several small "discard" stamps and white numbers on the spine, but no other marks. [35787] $50.00


16. Buhler, Kathryn & Graham Hood. American Silver. Garvan and Other Collections in the Yale University Art Gallery.
New Haven; Yale University Press: 1970.

The Garvan Collection is thought by many to be the single finest collection of early American silver ever assembled. In many ways this important catalog of the collection is the twin of Mrs. Buhler's superb catalog of the Boston MFA Collection. It was a dual effort- Graham Hood took Mrs. Buhler's first draft of the Garvan catalog and expanded it into this handsome and scholarly set which exhaustively documents the pieces. Superb photography by E. Irving Blomstrann combines with detailed and scholarly entries to result in a model reference work.

2 volumes. Hardcover. 8"x10", 644 pages, hundreds of b/w illustrations, slipcased; case scuffed. With a bookplate noting that this is "Celebration Copy" #78 "to mark the day of publication", signed by both Buhler and Hood. With a warm inscription on the endpaper by Hood. [35941] $250.00


17. The Burghley Porcelains. An Exhibition from the Burghley House Collection, and based on the 1688 Inventory and 1690 Devonshire Schedule.
New York; The Japan Society: 1987.

Burghley House has been owned by the Cecil family since they built it in the late 16th century. The Cecils were, as were many of their compatriots at the time, omnivorous collectors, and one of the things they collected in the 17th and 18th century were Japanese porcelains. This in itself would have singled them out from their counterparts who were busily accumulating European and Chinese ceramics, but to make the story better, the Burghley House collection of Japanese porcelains remained intact to our day, when it became the subject of this fine and thorough exhibition catalog.

Softcover. 9"x11', 284 pages, color and black & white illustrations. Minor wear. [35816] $50.00


18. Card, Devere A. The Use of Burl in America.
Utica; Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute: 1971.

The catalog to an exhibition of pieces from the collection of the pioneering collector of, and dealer in, American burl treen, Devere A. Card. It includes a short discussion of American burl treen, followed by small-group photographs of more than 110 items of American burl treen with Card's informative notes. A slim catalog, but power-packed and very difficult to find.

Softcover. 7"x10", 30 pages, 35 black & white illustrations. Light soil. [35945] $125.00


19. Chalala, Mildred L. & Joseph P. A Collector's Guide to ABC Plates, Mugs and Things.
Lancaster; Pridemark Press: 1980.

The standard reference to this subject, with illustrations and descriptions of 531 antique English ABC plates, mugs and assorted other material.

Hardcover. 6"x9", 256 pages, hundreds of b/w illustrations and a color plate, dj. Light wear. [35821] $50.00


20. Charleston, R.J. (ed.). English Porcelain 1745-1850.
London; Ernest Benn Ltd./University of Toronto Press: 1965.

A very fine collection of essays on the most brilliant and important period in the history of English ceramics. Chelsea, Bow, Derby, Longton Hall, Worcester, Liverpool, Caughley, Lowestoft, Pinxton, Swansea, Rockingham, Plymouth & Bristol, and New Hall, are covered by experts including Hugh Tait, Bernard Watney, Franklin Barrett, A.L. Thorpe, A.A. Eaglestone, and T.A. Lockett.

Hardcover. 9"x11.5", 12 color and 64 black & white plates. Near fine. [35887] $25.00


21. Chase, Pattie & Mimi Dolbier. The Contemporary Quilt. New American Quilts and Fabric Art.
New York; E.P. Dutton: 1978.

Not your great-grandmother's quilts! These wonderful modern quilts feature abstract designs, photographic images, dreams & visions, and some even break into three-dimensional objects that seem to transcend the concept of the quilt -almost.

Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 80 pages, color illustrations, dust jacket. Minor wear. [35722] $35.00


22. [Christie] Property from the Estate of Mrs. Lansdell K. Christie.
New York; January 27, 1996.

The Christie's collected American furniture through the 1960s with the help of Harold Sack, and built up a superb collection of the finest examples, some of which were sold at Lansdell Christie's death in 1972. The rest, including the Derby Family painted Federal side chairs and Newport and Boston block-front furniture, was sold at this sale.

Hardcover. 8"x10.5", 59 pages, 40 lots, color illustrations. Newly bound into neat dark cloth with the original front covers bound in. Bookplate, signature, otherwise near fine. [35903] $40.00


23. Clarke, Harold G. Under-Glaze Colour Picture Prints on Staffordshire Pottery [The Pictorial Pot Lid Book]. An Account of their Origin, and a Descriptive Catalogue, compiled from the author's and the Lambert and Jenkins and Ball Collections.
London; Courier Press: 1955.

Clarke was one of the pioneering collectors of pot lids, and wrote several distinguished books on the subject, of which this is his best and most comprehensive.

Hardcover. 8"x10", 293 pages, hundreds of b/w illustrations. Covers with some wear and soil, hinges a little loose, endpapers spotted. [35700] $40.00


24. Comstock, Helen. The Looking Glass in America, 1700-1825.
New York; The Viking Press: 1968.

A very popular study of William & Mary, Queen Anne, Chippendale, Hepplewhite, Adam and Sheraton-style mirrors in America. A book which reflects well on the author's diligence, without mirroring too closely the work of others.

Hardcover. 9.5"x6.5", 128 pages, tipped-in color frontispiece and numerous b/w illustrations, dj. Light wear. [35851] $35.00


25. Cox, Warren E. Chinese Ivory Sculpture.
New York; Bonanza Books: 1960s.

"Techniques, designs, color factors, periods and styles are thoroughly discussed. There are comprehensive charts that enable the quick identification of the many figures represented. Various types of ivory, their nature, sources and value are explained". Originally published in 1946.

Hardcover. 10"x13", 112 pages, b/w illustrations, dj. Light wear. [35873] $85.00



26. Coysh, A.W. & R.K. Henrywood. The Dictionary of Blue and White Printed Pottery 1780-1880. Volume 1 (and) Volume 2.
Woodbridge; Antique Collector's Club: 1989, 4th printing & 1994, 3rd printing.

The standard reference work, a sprawling, profusely illustrated set with more than 3,000 entries, mostly for patterns, but also touching all other aspects of blue & white history and manufacture. The Rosetta Stone of blue & white printed pottery, as odd as that sounds.

2 volumes. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 420 & 239 pages, hundreds of black & white and color illustrations, dust jackets. Minor wear. [35844] $75.00


27. Cummings, Abbott Lowell. Bed Hangings. A Treatise on Fabrics and Styles in the Curtaining of Beds 1650-1850.
Boston; SPNEA: 1961.

A very well thought of and valuable study, based on a 1960 seminar on 18th and early 19th century bed hangings.

Softcover. 6"x9", 60 pages, black & white illustrations. Light wear. [35737] $85.00


28. Dalton, O.M. The British Museum- A Guide to the Mediaeval Room and to the Specimens of Mediaeval and Later Times in the Gold Ornament Room.
Printed by Order of the Trustees: 1907.

A case-by-case guide, including carvings, enamels, arms & armor, jewelry, silver & gold, engraved gems, metalwares, and much more.

Hardcover. 5.5"x8.5", xiv + 276 pages, 14 black & white plates and 194 black & white illustrations. Bound into plain blue modern cloth. Several signatures sprung and holding on by several threads. [35712] $35.00


29. Davidson, Marshall B. & Elizabeth Stillinger. The American Wing at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
New York; Harrison House: 1987.

A stunning visual and textual survey of one of the most important Americana collections in the country. The bulk of the book is, of course, devoted to furniture, but there are also extensive chapters devoted to silver, ceramics, glass, paintings & prints, and sculpture.

Hardcover. 9.5"x12", 352 pages, loaded with color and b/w illustrations, dj. Light wear. [35733] $35.00


30. Davis, Derek C. English Bottles & Decanters, 1650-1900.
New York; World Publishing Co.: 1972.

A very pleasant and well illustrated little guide to the changing and varying styles and forms of English glass decanters and bottles. Great fun, with more information in the text than you would expect.

Hardcover. 6"x9", 80 pages, 60 color illustrations, dj. Minor wear. [35819] $20.00


31. Delieb, Eric. Silver Boxes.
New York; Clarkson Potter: 1968.

This well illustrated survey features hundreds of 16th-19th century boxes, some dignified, some fanciful, some strange, some clever, many beautiful. There are chapters on special purpose boxes, Royal association boxes, applied ornament on boxes, and the Birmingham Boxmakers. A thoroughly enjoyable and informative study.

Hardcover. 9"x12", 119 pages, color illustrations, dj. Jacket lightly soiled, slight spine crack, but tight and good. [35749] $35.00


32. Doumas, Christos. Cycladic Art. Ancient Sculpture and Ceramics of the Aegean from the N.P. Goulandris Collection.
Washington; National Gallery of Art: 1979.

The catalog to an exhibition of the largest private collection of Cycladic art in the world.

Softcover. 9"x10.5", 124 pages, many black & white and some color illustrations. Minor wear. [35832] $35.00


33. Downs, Joseph. American Furniture, Queen Anne and Chippendale Periods in the Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum.
New York; Bonanza: 1977.

A cornerstone reference work, which remains the standard study of this period. Downs had planned to write a three-volume history of American furniture but died before he could complete more than this volume. Charles Montgomery eventually wrote the second, on Federal furniture. The fact that the third volume, which was to focus on 17th century furniture, was never written by Downs remains one of the great tragedies in the history of the literature of American furniture.

Hardcover. 9.5"x12", 10 color plates and 401 b/w illustrations. Some wear. [35910] $35.00


34. Emmons, Conant H. Bottled Ships and Other Objects. Their History and usage including some unusual models.
Published by the author: 1969. Limited to 500 copies.

A curious and interesting production, jam-packed with information and anecdotes about ships (and other objects) in bottles. The author includes the secrets of getting ships and other models into bottles, tours American museums where ships in bottles may be seen, examines bottled ships in fact and fiction, and addresses their use as decoration. Quite a lot of information is packed into a comparatively small book. Quite uncommon.

Softcover. 5.75"x7.25", 93 pages, line illustrations. Near fine. [35823] SOLD


35. Fede, Helen Maggs. Washington Furniture at Mount Vernon.
Mount Vernon Ladies Association: 1966.

A well illustrated and detailed handbook illustrating and describing some of the most interesting furniture at Mount Vernon. Since Washington was a grind, er, meticulous note-taker, much of the text concerns which bills and invoices might go with which pieces.

Softcover. 6"x9", 72 pages, many color and b/w illustrations. Light wear, minor soil. [35713] $25.00


36. 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. Nice presentation inscription. [35911] $150.00


37. 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.

Softcover. 10"x12.5", 262 pages, color and b/w illustrations. Light wear. [35847] $60.00


38. Forman, Benno M. American Seating Furniture, 1630-1730. An Interpretive Catalogue.
New York; Winterthur / W.W. Norton: 1988.

A major work on American seating furniture. Benno Forman spent much of his time at Winterthur working on his research into American seating furniture, and had planned a comprehensive study, which his untimely death prevented. This work was nearing completion, however, and covers the first hundred years in unrivaled depth.

Hardcover. 9"x12.5", 397 pages, many b/w illustrations, dj. Minor wear. [35896] $100.00


39. Frankenstein, Alfred. Painter of Rural America: William Sidney Mount, 1807-1868.
Suffolk Museum at Stony Brook: 1968.

The catalog to an important exhibition of Mount's paintings of American life, based in large part on the Melville Collection, with additions.

Softcover. 8"x10.5", 70 pages, color and black & white illustrations. Minor wear. [35830] $25.00


40. Franklin, Linda Campbell. Antiques and Collectibles: A Bibliography of Works in English, 16th Century to 1976.
Metuchin; NJ: Scarecrow Press: 1978.

The standard, comprehensive bibliography to decorative arts, with more than 10,000 titles.

Hardcover. 6"x9", 1091 pages. Light wear. [35877] $25.00 <


41. Gibbs, James W. & Robert W. Meader. Shaker Clock Makers.
National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors: nd (ca.1980).

A conversation on an airplane led the authors on a search to prove the existence of Shaker clockmakers -with interesting results...

Softcover. 6"x9", 32 pages, b/w illustrations. Minor wear. [35808] $25.00


42. Girl Scout Loan Exhibition. Loan Exhibition of Eighteenth Century and Early Nineteenth Century Furniture & Glass... Portraits by Stuart, Peale and others, for the Benefit of the National Council of Girl Scouts, Inc.
New York; American Art Galleries: 1929.

The importance of the Girl Scouts Loan Exhibition cannot be overstated, although sometimes it seems it has become something of a cliche. Simply put, it was the most important and richest loan exhibition of American antique furniture and other decorative arts ever staged to be drawn in large part from private collections; although it did not start the popularization of American antiques, it contributed largely to its continued success and gave both scholars and collectors new focus; it brought a large number of prominent dealers and collectors together in a way which had not been accomplished since the Hudson-Fulton exhibition of 1909; it provided the first broad popular showing of American Federal-period antiques; finally, it inspired an enthusiasm which gave impetus to new books, catalogs and research. The Girl Scout Exhibition is seen by many as the starting point for all serious modern scholarship in the fields of American decorative arts. The catalog features illustrations of fine furniture, textiles, glass, ceramics and paintings, drawn from notable collections from across the country.

Hardcover. 8"x11", 926 items, hundreds of b/w illustrations. Newly bound into hardcovers with most of the original front cover bound in. Minor wear. [35912] $500.00


43. Goodison, Nicholas. Matthew Boulton: Ormolu.
London; Christies Books: 2002.

Nicholas Goodison revisits the subject of Boulton's ormolu ornaments and his manufactory at Soho, and comes away with new and previously unpublished material. Covering the years 1768 to 1782, the text includes candlesticks & candelabra, chimneypiece mounts, clock cases, door furniture, ewers, fenders, furniture mounts, girandoles & sconces, ice pails, ink stands, knife & cutlery cases, obelisks, picture & cameo frames, sugar dishes, tea urns, tripods, and vases, as well as the methods by which ornaments were designed, made and marketed. Appendices list Boulton's patrons, the Soho Guest 'Register' book, sales catalogues from 1771 and 1778, the inventory of 1782, a list of numbered ornaments, and the indenture papers of a worker. "The author has once again combined meticulous research with a narrative style that makes the book a pleasure to read. Most of the photographs have been taken especially for this study, and the ornaments are described and illustrated in greater detail and in larger numbers than ever before."

Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 432 pages, 276 color and 116 b/w illustrations, dj. Fine. [35788] $140.00


44. Goodrich, Lloyd (ed.). Research in American Art [a special issue of] Art in America, An Illustrated Magazine.
Springfield: October, 1945. Volume 33, No.4.

A special issue of this important American art magazine, guest-edited by Lloyd Goodrich. The essays are broadly broken down into four categories- Fields of Research, Attribution and Authenticity in American Painting, Special Types of Research, and Institutions and Projects. Authors include Edgar P. Richardson, Talbot Hamlin, Louisa Dresser, Alan Burroughs, Barbara N. Parker, Lloyd Goodrich, Jean Lipman, Carl Zigrosser, and John I.H. Baur.

Softcover. 8"x11", 100+ pages, black & white illustrations. Covers with some wear, soil, black sticker on the spine. [35747] $50.00


45. Gould, Mary Earle. Early American Wooden Ware & other Kitchen Utensils.
Springfield; Pond-Ekberg Company: 1942. Revised edition.

Although first published in 1942, this remains a classic reference to American wooden wares. Gould wrote on a variety of antiquarian topics including tole ware, and assembled a collection of over 1,200 pieces of wooden ware.

Hardcover. 6.5"x9.5", 243 pages, b/w illustrations. Ex-library, with several stamps and a pocket in the back. Light wear. [35807] $25.00


46. Grigaut, Paul L. English Pottery and Porcelain, 1300-1850.
Detroit Institute of Arts: 1954.

The catalog to a loan exhibition of English ceramics from the Medieval period to the beginning of the Victorian era. The ceramics were drawn from many private and public collections.

Softcover. 6.5"x9.5", 111 pages, black & white illustrations. Some wear, light soil. [35744] $25.00


47. Grossman, Julian. Echo of a Distant Drum. Winslow Homer and the Civil War.
New York; Harry N. Abrams: 1974.

Winslow Homer and the American Civil War met in the camps and on the battlefields as the war by turn sputtered and raged and as Homer came of age as an artist. This was the first comprehensive survey of Homer's Civil War work, including wood engravings, pencil sketches, watercolors and oil paintings.

Hardcover. 12"x11", 204 pages, 198 illustrations, including 39 color plates (several folding), dust jacket. Jacket with minor soil. [35849] $35.00


48. Gusler, Wallace B. Furniture of Williamsburg and Eastern Virginia 1710-1790.
Richmond; Virginia Museum: 1979.

An important study, published to coincide with an important exhibition co-produced by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. The first part of the book takes an in-depth look at the furniture produced by the Peter Scott and Anthony Hay shops of Williamsburg, and the second part expands coverage to southeast Virginia, Richmond, Fredericksburg, and the Eastern Shore. A very important reference work.

Hardcover. 9"x11.5", 194 pages, several color and many b/w illustrations, dj. Minor wear. [35730] $150.00


49. Gutmann, Joseph. Jewish Ceremonial Art.
South Brunswick; A.S. Barnes: 1968. 2nd prtg.

"Presents in a comprehensive and succinct manner the complex history of this art from antiquity to the present day. The objects chosen range from fifteenth century Sicily to contemporary Israel and America. The origin, symbolic religious significance, and artistic development of each object is explained...". Includes silver and some other metals, textiles and paper. Dr. Gutmann was the Director of the Jewish Museum.

Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 37 pages plus 7 color and 61 b/w plates, dj. Light wear and soil, inscription. [35936] $40.00


50. Hageman, Jane Sikes. Ohio Furniture Makers, Volume 1, 1790-1845.
Privately published: 1984.

"In the brief period from 1790 to 1849 a frontier was settled... During this time, furniture making in southern Ohio changed from a matter of primitive necessity to a thriving industry capable of producing furniture of a quality which rivaled anything produced on the eastern seaboard". This well illustrated study documents the work of these cabinetmakers, and has an alphabetical checklist of many of them. Illustrated with color photographs of furniture as well as reproductions of period documents, invoices, letters and portraits. Hageman (as Jane Sikes) also wrote a comprehensive history of Cincinnati furniture makers.

Softcover. 8.5"x11", 190 pages, b/w and color illustrations. Light wear. [35726] $50.00


51. Haggar, Reginald G. The Concise Encyclopedia of Continental Pottery and Porcelain.
Andre Deutsche: 1960.

A standard reference to potters and potteries, factories, manufacturers, artists, processes, materials, terminology, and marks. Well illustrated and carefully compiled. An essential reference.

Hardcover. 8"x10", 533 pages, color and black & white plates; bibliography. Fine. [35702] $40.00


52. [Haskell Collection] 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.

Hardcover. 6 volumes bound as two. 7.5"x10.5", 1,413 pages, 5,875 lots, hundreds of b/w illustrations. Newly bound into neat dark cloth with the original front covers bound in. Light wear. [35901] $450.00


53. Heckscher, Morrison H. American Furniture in the Metropolitan Museum of Art II- Late Colonial Period: The Queen Anne and Chippendale Styles.
New York; Metropolitan Museum of Art/Random House: 1985.

A massive, scholarly and well illustrated survey of the Met's collection. "Entries are lengthy, authoritative on points of connoisseurship, and strengthened by Heckscher's substantive amounts of original research..." (Ames & Ward).

Hardcover. 9.5"x12.5", 383 pages, black & white and several color illustrations; dust jacket. Light jacket wear. Inscribed. [35913] $150.00


54. Heckscher, Morrison H. & Leslie Greene Bowman. American Rococo, 1750-1775. Elegance in Ornament.
New York; Metropolitan Museum of Art, LA County Museum of Art, and Harry N. Abrams: 1992.

The catalog to, and text which accompanied, the important loan exhibition. In addition to describing the pieces exhibited, the authors discuss the European Rococo influence on American arts and architecture of the period, including furniture, silver, prints, glass, ceramics and many other objects, from bookplates to clock faces.

Hardcover. 9.5"x11.5", 288 pages, color and b/w illustrations. Near fine. With a warm inscription. [35914] $85.00


55. Hendley, Thomas H. Memorials of the Jeypore Exhibition 1883. Volume 1, Industrial Art.
Mapin Publishing: 2011
.

“The Jeypore Exhibition of 1883 is regarded as among the most important industrial exhibitions of the 19th century, where specimens of the best art work of India were curated. A permanent "memorial" of the exhibition was produced as a four-part set of illustrated volumes, authored by Hendley and commissioned by the visionary Maharaja of Jaipur. The first volume contained a number of chromolithographs and a general description of the plates in the first three books of the set. The exhibits detailed in the book include armour, jewellery, carpets, metal, stone and wood inlay work, hookahs, ivory carving and inlay, lacquer ware, pottery, native musical instruments, manuscripts and paintings. Introductory notes for the facsimile edition traces the context of the exhibition and its deep impact over the century that followed it. T.H. Hendley, a British surgeon posted in the princely state of Jaipur, is credited with organising the Jeypore Exhibition. He was also the curator of Jaipur's landmark, the Albert Hall Museum".

Hardcover. 10”x14”, x + 75 pages plus 39 color plates + 2 pages. [90468] $175.00


56. Hiller, Bevis. Master Potters of the Industrial Revolution. The Turners of Lane End.
New York; Born & Hawes: 1965.

"The first book on 18th century potter John Turner and his two sons. The Turners were made by one revolution and ruined by another. The life-span of their factory at Longton (1758-1829) almost exactly coincides with the Industrial Revolution, whose effects on the Potteries this book discusses in detail. The factory declined as a result of the French Revolution: William Turner, who went to Paris to collect debts, was imprisoned by the revolutionaries, and the money was never recovered".

Hardcover. 7.5"x10", 96 pages, plus a color frontispiece and 40 b/w plates, dj. Jacket with some soil. [35886] $40.00


57. Hipkiss, Edwin J. Eighteenth Century American Arts. The M. and M. Karolik Collection of Paintings, Drawings, Engravings, Furniture, Silver, Needlework & Incidental Objects Gathered to Illustrate the Achievements of American Artists and Craftsmen of the Period from 1720 to 1820.
Cambridge; Harvard University Press: 1941.

The well illustrated and important catalog of this major collection of American furniture, silver and accessories. "This beautifully printed volume, set in Monotype Bembo and with full-tone collotype illustrations, established a high visual standard for furniture catalogs that was emulated by Joseph Downs in the 1950s and Morrison Hecksher in the 1980s. The catalog includes 125 examples of high-style furniture, the vast majority from Massachusetts and Rhode Island, although some superb Philadelphia objects are included. These objects are not included in Richard Randall's 1965 catalog. Karolik's musings, "As I Reflect upon the Collection", provide a fascinating look at the mind of an idiosyncratic collector" -Ames & Ward.

Maxim Karolik (1893-1963) was a Russian opera singer, immigrant, and art collector and benefactor who cut a swath through the Boston and American collecting scenes. The magnificent bequests of American furniture and paintings he and his wife made to Boston's Museum of Fine Arts earned them a place in the pantheon of Boston's patrons of the arts, and their rediscovery and championing of the works of Fitz Hugh Lane and Martin Johnson Heade, along with 19th century American fine and folk artists earned them a place in American collecting lore. The Karoliks deflected such honors, and in an open letter to the MFA's Director, Maxim Karolik declared "We are not 'Patrons of Art' or 'Public Benefactors.' We refuse to accept these banal labels. We accept with pleasure only one label: 'Useful'." Semowich 1352.

Hardcover. 9.25"x12", 366 pages, 318 b/w illustrations; light wear, but a nice copy. [35943] $200.00


58. Hipkiss, Edwin J. Eighteenth Century American Arts. The M. and M. Karolik Collection of Paintings, Drawings, Engravings, Furniture, Silver, Needlework & Incidental Objects Gathered to Illustrate the Achievements of American Artists and Craftsmen of the Period from 1720 to 1820.
Cambridge; Harvard University Press: 1941.

The well illustrated and important catalog of this major collection of American furniture, silver and accessories. "This beautifully printed volume, set in Monotype Bembo and with full-tone collotype illustrations, established a high visual standard for furniture catalogs that was emulated by Joseph Downs in the 1950s and Morrison Hecksher in the 1980s. The catalog includes 125 examples of high-style furniture, the vast majority from Massachusetts and Rhode Island, although some superb Philadelphia objects are included. These objects are not included in Richard Randall's 1965 catalog. Karolik's musings, "As I Reflect upon the Collection", provide a fascinating look at the mind of an idiosyncratic collector" -Ames & Ward.

Maxim Karolik (1893-1963) was a Russian opera singer, immigrant, and art collector and benefactor who cut a swath through the Boston and American collecting scenes. The magnificent bequests of American furniture and paintings he and his wife made to Boston's Museum of Fine Arts earned them a place in the pantheon of Boston's patrons of the arts, and their rediscovery and championing of the works of Fitz Hugh Lane and Martin Johnson Heade, along with 19th century American fine and folk artists earned them a place in American collecting lore. The Karoliks deflected such honors, and in an open letter to the MFA's Director, Maxim Karolik declared "We are not 'Patrons of Art' or 'Public Benefactors.' We refuse to accept these banal labels. We accept with pleasure only one label: 'Useful'." Semowich 1352.

Hardcover. 9.25"x12", 366 pages, 318 black & white illustrations. Light wear, but a nice copy. Inscribed on the front endpaper to Boston-area collector, and Karolik "cousin-in-law", Margaret Codman. [35944] $250.00


59. Hipkiss, Edwin J. Eighteenth Century American Arts. The M. and M. Karolik Collection of Paintings, Drawings, Engravings, Furniture, Silver, Needlework & Incidental Objects Gathered to Illustrate the Achievements of American Artists and Craftsmen of the Period from 1720 to 1820.
Cambridge; Harvard University Press: 1950. 2nd prtg.

The well illustrated and important catalog of this major collection of American furniture, silver and accessories. "This beautifully printed volume, set in Monotype Bembo and with full-tone collotype illustrations, established a high visual standard for furniture catalogs that was emulated by Joseph Downs in the 1950s and Morrison Hecksher in the 1980s. The catalog includes 125 examples of high-style furniture, the vast majority from Massachusetts and Rhode Island, although some superb Philadelphia objects are included. These objects are not included in Richard Randall's 1965 catalog. Karolik's musings, "As I Reflect upon the Collection", provide a fascinating look at the mind of an idiosyncratic collector" -Ames & Ward.

Maxim Karolik (1893-1963) was a Russian opera singer, immigrant, and art collector and benefactor who cut a swath through the Boston and American collecting scenes. The magnificent bequests of American furniture and paintings he and his wife made to Boston's Museum of Fine Arts earned them a place in the pantheon of Boston's patrons of the arts, and their rediscovery and championing of the works of Fitz Hugh Lane and Martin Johnson Heade, along with 19th century American fine and folk artists earned them a place in American collecting lore. The Karoliks deflected such honors, and in an open letter to the MFA's Director, Maxim Karolik declared "We are not 'Patrons of Art' or 'Public Benefactors.' We refuse to accept these banal labels. We accept with pleasure only one label: 'Useful'." Semowich 1352.

Hardcover. 9"x11", 366 pages, 318 b/w illustrations. Minor wear. [35942] $125.00


60. Hood, Graham. American Silver. A History of Style, 1650-1900.
New York; Praeger Publishers: 1971.

The first comprehensive stylistic history of the development of American silver. Hood, then Director of Collections at Colonial Williamsburg, brought a long association with silver and a had worked with the Garvan Collection at Yale. He begins with a discussion of the silversmith's craft in general before moving on to the 17th century, the Baroque period, Queen Anne silver, Rococo silver, Classical and Federal silver, Empire styles, and finally the Victorian era. The text is very heavily illustrated with pieces which are almost all available for study in public collections. A vast majority of the pieces illustrated are in fact from the Garvan Collection at Yale. A valuable study which will enable the reader to analyze silver form and decoration, much in the way that the reader of John Kirk's books learns about the aesthetic considerations of furniture construction.

Hardcover. 7"x10.5", 256 pages, 286 b/w illustrations, dust jacket. Light wear. [35736] $30.00


61. Hood, Graham. Bonnin and Morris of Philadelphia, The First American Porcelain Factory, 1770-1772.
Chapel Hill; University of North Carolina Press: 1972.

A carefully researched monograph on America's fabled first "china factory". Take this to yard sales while looking for sweetmeat dishes.

Hardcover. 6.5"x9", 78 pages, 56 b/w illustrations, dj; jacket with light wear. [35777] $50.00


62. Hornor, William M. Blue Book of Philadelphia Furniture, William Penn to George Washington, with special reference to the Philadelphia-Chippendale School.
Philadelphia; privately printed: 1935.

"Much work has been done on Philadelphia furniture in the past fifty years in the form of articles, catalogues and theses, but no single book has yet superseded Hornor; it remains essential to research on Philadelphia furniture..." (Ames & Ward). The new edition does not contain Hornor's original preface included here. Semowich 1109.

Hardcover. 8"x11", 340 pages, plus 502 b/w illustrations. Newly bound into neat dark cloth with the original front covers bound in. Minor wear. [35915] $250.00


63. Hornor, William M. Blue Book of Philadelphia Furniture, William Penn to George Washington.
Alexandria; Highland House Publishers: 1988. 3rd printing.

A reprinting of the 1935 classic, with a new foreword which includes some color pictures. "Much work has been done on Philadelphia furniture in the past fifty years in the form of articles, catalogues and theses, but no single book has yet superseded Hornor; it remains essential to research on Philadelphia furniture..." (Ames & Ward). Semowich 1109.

Hardcover. 8"x10.5", 340 pages, plus 502 black & white and several color illustrations. Light wear, covers slightly scuffed. [35930] $85.00


64.Hornung, Clarence P. Treasury of American Design and Antiques.
Harry N. Abrams: 1976.

A new edition, based on the illustrations in the 'Index of American Design'. The 'Index' is a series of some 15,000 watercolors of American antiques, produced as a WPA project in the 1930s and housed in the National Gallery of Art. This survey of the best examples from the collection includes furniture, folk art, textiles, ceramics, glass, and much more.

Hardcover. 9"x12", 846 pages, color and b/w illustrations, dj. Light wear, a nice copy. [35761] $45.00


65. Howe, Katherine S. & David B. Warren. The Gothic Revival Style in America, 1830-1870.
Houston Museum of Fine Arts: 1976.

An important loan exhibition, and the first major modern study of the Gothic Revival style. Furniture accounts for more than half the 195 items exhibited and catalogued, with the remainder comprising clocks and lighting, lacy and other glass, ceramics, silver, paintings, cast iron birdhouses, wallpaper and stoves. Jane B. Davies' Introduction, although concentrating on architecture, provides an illuminating discussion of the history and importance of the style, as well as the reasons for its sweeping popularity. The Gothic Revival was heavily rooted in 19th century Romanticism, and as Davies writes- "looked to the Middle Ages for inspiration and reintroduced a vocabulary of forms and motifs that had been dormant and disdained for centuries, interpreting them anew for use in modern buildings and the decorative arts...The Gothic Revival expressed the very quintessence of Romanticism- bold, dramatic, closely linked to nature, a visual evocation of the brooding melancholy and mystery of the remote Middle Ages so cherished by the Romantic spirit...It offered exuberant release from the restraints of classical tradition. Instead of prescribed orders...it gave exhilarating and boundless freedom for creative activity. The intention was not to copy specific medieval buildings and objects with archeological exactness. Rather, through adaptation of typical motifs, it was to suggest impressions and arouse associations in the mind and heart that would recall the idealized vision of the Middle Ages as depicted in poetry, legend, and romantic novels."

Softcover. 10.5"x9", 101 pages, profusely illustrated in b/w with several color plates. Light cover wear and a little soil. [35891] $100.00


66. Huber, Carol & Stephen Huber, Susan P. Schoelwer, Amy Kurtz Lansing. With Needle and Brush. Schoolgirl Embroidery from the Connecticut River Valley, 1740-1840.
Florence Griswold Museum: 2011
.

The Connecticut River Valley was an important center for the teaching and production of embroidered pictures by young women in private academies from the mid-eighteenth to the early nineteenth century. This book identifies the distinctive styles developed by teachers and students at schools throughout the valley, from Connecticut and Massachusetts to Vermont and New Hampshire. Needlework was a means of instilling the values of citizenship, faith, knowledge, and patriotism into girls who would become mothers in the early republic. This book describes and illustrates how these embroideries provide insight into the nature of women's schooling at this time. Over the course of their education, girls undertook progressively more complex and difficult needlework. Before the age of ten, they stitched elementary samplers on linen. As the culmination of their studies, they executed elaborate samplers, memorials, and silk pictures as evidence of the skills and accomplishments befitting a lady. Proudly displayed as enticements to potential suitors, these pieces affirmed a young woman's mastery of the polite arts, which encompassed knowledge of religious and literary themes as well as art and music.

Hardcover. 9"x11", 112 pages, color illustrations, dust jacket. [90469] $60.00


67. Huber, Carol & Stephen Huber, Susan P. Schoelwer, Amy Kurtz Lansing. With Needle and Brush. Schoolgirl Embroidery from the Connecticut River Valley, 1740-1840.
Florence Griswold Museum: 2011
.

The Connecticut River Valley was an important center for the teaching and production of embroidered pictures by young women in private academies from the mid-eighteenth to the early nineteenth century. This book identifies the distinctive styles developed by teachers and students at schools throughout the valley, from Connecticut and Massachusetts to Vermont and New Hampshire. Needlework was a means of instilling the values of citizenship, faith, knowledge, and patriotism into girls who would become mothers in the early republic. This book describes and illustrates how these embroideries provide insight into the nature of women's schooling at this time. Over the course of their education, girls undertook progressively more complex and difficult needlework. Before the age of ten, they stitched elementary samplers on linen. As the culmination of their studies, they executed elaborate samplers, memorials, and silk pictures as evidence of the skills and accomplishments befitting a lady. Proudly displayed as enticements to potential suitors, these pieces affirmed a young woman's mastery of the polite arts, which encompassed knowledge of religious and literary themes as well as art and music.

Softcover. 9"x11", 112 pages, color illustrations. [90470] $30.00


68. Hughes, G. Bernard. Small Antique Silverware.
New York; Bramhall House: 1957.

A guide to an assortment of those small items which collectors find endlessly entertaining and buyable, such as wine labels, cream jugs, nutmeg graters, ladles, slices, beakers, inkstands, buttons, and so on. Hughes' signature light-yet-thorough style will convince you to start collecting at least half the objects in this book, so approach with care... One of our most popular silver books.

Hardcover. 8"x10", 224 pages, 249 b/w illustrations, rubbed dj. [35933] $25.00


69. Hummel, Charles F. A Winterthur Guide to American Chippendale Furniture. Middle Atlantic and Southern Colonies.
New York; Winterthur/ Crown Publishers: 1976.

A good study, based on the Winterthur Collection. Something of an update of Joseph Down's book on American Chippendale furniture which was also based on this collection, with updated information, and also some pieces acquired since Downs' work was published in 1952.

Hardcover. 6"x8.5", 142 pages, 16 color and 135 b/w illustrations, dj. Jacket soiled. [35916] $40.00


70. Japanese Art of the Edo Period, 1615-1867.
Kansas City; Nelson Gallery of Art & Atkins Museum / City Art Museum of St. Louis: 1958.

The catalog to a jointly-sponsored loan exhibition which featured specimens from both public and private collections. Paintings, ceramics, lacquer, theater masks, textiles, and arms & armor were all included.

Softcover. 6.5"x9.5", 44 pages, black & white illustrations. Minor marginal stain, light wear. [35860] $25.00


71. Japanese Lacquer, Nambokucho to Zeshin. The Collection of Mike and Hiroko Dean.
London; Barry Davies Oriental Art: 2002.

The massive, lavishly-illustrated catalog to an exhibition of 116 examples of Japanese lacquer art made between the 14th and 19th centuries. Each piece is meticulously described and beautifully photographed. There is also an extensive bibliography and glossary. A large, powerful book which resembles a Harry Abrams coffee-table tome more than it does a gallery exhibition catalog.

Hardcover. 9.5"x12.5", 304 pages, color illustrations, dust jacket. Jacket chipped. [35775] $85.00


72. Kenney, John T. The Hitchcock Chair, The Story of a Connecticut Yankee...
New York; Clarkson Potter: 1971.

"The story of a Connecticut Yankee- L. Hitchcock of Hitchcockville- and an account of the restoration of his 19th century manufactory". This reference surveys the 19th century chairs and other furniture made by Hitchcock as well as the rise and fall of the Hitchcock factory, and its subsequent revival. The standard reference to the Andrew Wyeth of American furniture.

Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 339 pages, 11 color plates and 400+ b/w illustrations, dj. Light wear. [35731] $60.00


73. Kim, Dr. Won-Yong. Korean Arts: Volume Three- Architecture.
Seoul; Ministry of Public Information: 1963.

A pictorial survey of 105 classic examples Korean architecture, both wooden and stone, ranging from a number of palaces and pagodas to the stone ice house at Kyongju.

Softcover. 8.5"x12", 243 pages, some color and many black & white illustrations. Some soil & wear. [35774] $45.00


74. Knell, David. English Country Furniture. The Vernacular Tradition, 1500-1900.
Antique Collectors' Club: 2000. 2nd ed.

"The literature on English period furniture has largely been dominated by a preoccupation with that of the rich and upper classes, resulting in a neglect of the humbler pieces used in more ordinary homes over the centuries. This attitude is now regarded as unacceptable, however, and the past everyday furniture of England has accordingly become the focus of intensive research. This book, the first major production of its kind and now a classic reference work, examines the pieces found in humbler urban and rural homes over a span of some four centuries, throwing fresh light on such aspects as regional variations, dating assessment, construction techniques, stylistic influence and context. Each of the many examples illustrated, most of them previously unpublished in book form, is accompanied by a detailed caption giving timber, a realistic date range and an extensive description, including such information as local characteristics, finish, distinctive decorative features and manufacturing methods. In this second edition both the format and the text have been thoroughly revised and the number of illustrations greatly increased."

Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 415 pages, color and black & white illustrations, dust jacket. Fine. [35725] $65.00


75. Knittle, Rhea Mansfield. Early Ohio Silversmiths and Pewterers 1787-1847.
Cleveland; Ohio Frontier Series: 1943.

Silversmithing in Ohio began with the Indian trade and quickly branched out into useful articles for prosperous merchants. Knittle gives a history of the silversmiths and their craft as it developed in Ohio, and then provides a geographical checklist of silversmiths with working dates.

Softcover. 6"x9", 62 pages, b/w illustrations; light soil, several adhesion marks on the cover where two stickers were apparently carelessly removed. [35792] $100.00


76. Kopper, Philip. Colonial Williamsburg.
New York; Harry N. Abrams: 1996.

A large, beautifully-illustrated history of Colonial Williamsburg -both in Colonial times and as a living museum today. Includes a history of how Williamsburg of the mid-20th century became today's Colonial Williamsburg.

Hardcover. 10.5"x12", 320 pages, color and black & white illustrations, dust jacket. Minor wear. [35919] $45.00


77. Landreau, Anthony N. & W.R. Pickering. From the Bosporus to Samarkand, Flat-Woven Rugs.
Washington; The Textile Museum: 1969.

The well-illustrated catalog to an exhibition of kilims, soumak, brocaded, embroidered and compound-weave rugs. The rugs dated from the mid-19th to mid-20th century, and included a number of examples from private collections.

Softcover. 8"x11", 112 pages, b/w and color illustrations; bibliography. Light soil. [35826] $25.00


78. Lawrence, Anthony, et al. The Taipan Traders.
Hong Kong; Toppan Press Limited: 1989.

A vividly-illustrated history of the early days of Hong Kong as a trading post to the West, illustrated with many period paintings. Exquisite.

Hardcover. 116 pages, color illustrations, dust jacket. Fine. Gift inscription. [35864] $60.00


79. [Lawton] Early American Furniture, Silver and Paintings from the Collection of Herbert Lawton, Boston, Mass.
New York; Parke-Bernet Galleries: January 4th, 1940. Sale 158.

An auction of fine furniture, silver and portrait miniatures. Amongst the silver is the Col. William Lee tankard by Paul Revere. Lawton was a prosperous textile manufacturer who "assembled collections" of American antiques and then sold it all off from time to time...

Softcover. 7.5"x10.5", 64 pages, 200 lots. Light wear, a little soil. Priced. [35835] $65.00


80. Leighton, Margaretha Gebelein. George Christian Gebelein, Boston Silversmith, 1878-1945.
Boston: 1976.

Gebelein was a noted Boston silversmith who combined the artistry of handmade silver with the designs of the American colonial era. This remains the standard reference to his life and work.

Hardcover. 6.5"x9.5", 118 pages, b/w plates, dust jacket. Light wear. [35779] $60.00


81. Luther, Clair Franklin. The Hadley Chest.
Hartford; Case, Lockwood & Brainard Company: 1935.

"Luther, minister of the Second Congregational Church in Amherst, Massachusetts, devoted years to his pursuit of the Hadley-type chest, a type of object from the Connecticut valley decorated with an allover pattern of tulips and leaves... (this work is) still used routinely as pictorial sources, although it is recognized that Luther was overzealous in attempting to link these chests to specific makers and to specific owners on the basis of detective work which was more creative than sound. His pictures and objective data continue to be valuable; his brief text, largely surpassed by later work, nevertheless remains a delight to read, possessing style and flavor not usually encountered in writings on American furniture" -Ames & Ward. "The most important reference on the so-called Hadley chests...still considered the definitive work" -Semowich 932.

Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 144 pages, b/w illustrations. Light wear. [35921] $250.00


82. M. Finkel & Daughter. Samplings: A selected offering of antique samplers and needlework. Volume IV.
Philadelphia; M. Finkle & Daughter: 1993.

An early catalog by this leading specialist firm in antique needlework. Each of the 33 samplers is full described, and illustrated in an excellent color photograph which is tipped-in (some samplers also have an extra photo of a detail). Old Finkel catalogs are difficult to find, but provide a wonderful record of fine antique samplers and are a very useful reference source.

Softcover. 8.5"x11", 29 pages, 42 tipped-in color plates. Minor soil. Mounted in a clear-cover folder. [35939] $100.00


83. Mankowitz, Wolf & Reginald G. Haggar. The Concise Encyclopedia of English Pottery and Porcelain.
New York; Hawthorne Books: 1960.

From Abbey to Zillwood, this comprehensive encyclopedia covers all aspects of English pottery and porcelain factories, manufacturers, artists, processes, materials, terminology, and potters' and artists' marks. An essential reference, even if you thought you knew everything already.

Hardcover. 8"x10", xv + 312 pages, 24 color and 160 black & white plates. Light soil. [35703] $40.00


84. Mercer, Henry C. The Bible in Iron, or Pictured Stoves and Stove Plates of the Pennsylvania Germans. Notes on Colonial Fire-Backs in the United States, the Ten-Plate Stove, Franklin's Fireplace, and the Tile Stoves of the Moravians in Pennsylvania and North Carolina, together with a List of Colonial Furnaces in the United States and Canada.
Doylestown; Bucks County Historical Society: 1961. 3rd, corrected edition.

First published in 1914. For this edition the plates were reorganized and renumbered.

Hardcover. 8"x11", 253 pages, b&w illustrations. Minor wear. [35922] $150.00


85. Meyer, George H. (ed.). Folk Artists Biographical Index.
Detroit; Gale Research Company: 1987.

An invaluable biographical index of some 9,000 American folk artists working from the 17th century to the 20th century. Each entry includes brief biographical information including locality, time period and mediums worked in, and notes on where more information about the artist may be found. The book also includes an "Art Locator Index", which lists more than 300 public collections of folk art and which artists' works are represented in their collections. Artists are also cross-indexed by geographical location, media, ethnicity, and type of work.

Hardcover. 9"x11", 252 pages, color and b/w illustrations. Light wear. A superb association copy, with a warm inscription from the Meyers to noted Americana dealer Wayne Pratt. [35783] $100.00


86. Meyer, John D. & Larry Freeman. Old Penny Banks, Mechanical and Stills.
Watkins Glen; Century House: 1960.

A re-issue of John D. Meyer's 1952 book on old mechanical penny banks, with additional material on antique still banks by Larry Freeman. Includes illustrations of many old advertisements for banks.

Softcover. 6"x9", about 150 pages, b&w illustrations. Light wear. [35804] $40.00


87. Miller, Edgar G., Jr. American Antique Furniture. A Book for Amateurs.
New York; M. Barrows & Company: 1937.

The first trade edition of this classic text. Perhaps classic collection of pictures is a better description, as what Miller set out to do was create an encyclopedic survey of American furniture forms and styles down to "about 1840". In this he succeeded, drawing heavily on many private collections in the Baltimore area as well as other archives. Ames & Ward notes that the Dover softcover reprint of this set has given it a long shelf-life, "longer than it perhaps deserves", but even they admit that it retains its usefulness as a pictorial resource. Semowich notes that "it is still considered a standard reference book", whose "usefulness lies in its photographs", and Homer Eaton Keyes, editor of the Magazine Antiques, praised the book in its Foreword as a good tool to acquiring "the fundamental knowledge essential to a correct stylistic analysis of any reasonably pure example of old-time American furniture".

Keyes went on to tackle one problem with all the pictorial surveys of the era in one of his better flights of literary fancy, noting that "Not without some guile, I believe, Mr. Miller parades a thoroughly democratic furniture group in which high aristocrats of cabinetmaking consort amicably with honest bourgeois types, and even an occasional upstart of uncertain lineage and doubtful integrity is tolerated if his outward demeanor conforms to a certain accepted minimum of propriety". Nutting has been criticized for the same failing, but not in such velvet-trimmed words. Semowich 1409.

Hardcover. 2 volumes. 8.5"x11", 1,114 pages, 2,115 b/w illustrations. Minor soil. [35732] $125.00


88. Miller, V. Isabelle. Furniture by New York Cabinetmakers, 1650-1860.
New York; Museum of the City of New York: 1956.

An interesting catalog of a major loan exhibition, with 41 of the 144 exhibited pieces illustrated. "Record(s) many documented examples in both public and private collection" (Ames & Ward). Semowich 1038.

Softcover. 6"x9", 84 pages, 43 black & white illustrations. Light soil. [35719] $40.00


89. Montgomery, Charles F. American Furniture. The Federal Period, in the Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum.
New York; Bonanza Books.

The standard work, based on the collections at Winterthur. "This catalog of federal-period furniture at Winterthur is more than that: it remains the best history of American furniture between 1790 and 1820" (Ames & Ward). "The catalog is important and well done, and the background section contains much fresh and interesting information. A fine monument to Du Pont's vision and tenacity as a collector" (Karpel).

Hardcover. 9"x12", 497 pages, color and b/w illustrations; dj. Jacket rather worn. Light soil. [35729] $75.00


90. Morse, John D. (ed.). Country Cabinetwork and Simple City Furniture.
Charlottesville; published for the Winterthur Museum by the University Press of Virginia: 1970. 2nd prtg.

An important selection of essays by such experts as Benno Forman, Charles F. Hummel, Charles S. Parsons, Wendell D. Garrett, Charles Montgomery, Jonathan Fairbanks, and others. Ames & Ward.

Softcover. 6"x9", 311 pages, b/w illustrations. Some soil and wear. [35728] $25.00


91. Moses, Michael. Master Craftsmen of Newport. The Townsends and the Goddards.
Tenafly; MMI Americana Press: 1981.

A very important study of Townsend and Goddard and similar furniture. A joint project with Israel Sack, Inc., Moses wrote the text and members of the Sack family wrote the picture captions.

Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 361 pages, profusely illustrated in color and b/w, dj. Minor wear, nice gift inscription. [35924] $1,200.00


92. Moss, Roger W. (ed.). Paint in America. The Colors of Historic Buildings.
Washington; The Preservation Press: 1994.

An important book which examines many aspects of historic exterior and interior paint, including accounts of Colonial and Federal painting practices, sources for American paints from 1615 to 1830, 19th century paints, case studies in paint research in historic houses and buildings, paint analysis and restoration, and paint history and technology.

Softcover. 8.5"x10", 318 pages, color and black & white illustrations. Minor wear. [35718] $125.00


93. Nagyszalanczy, Sandor. Tools. Rare and Ingenious. Celebrating the World's Most Amazing Tools.
Newtown; The Taunton Press: 2004.

Over the centuries craftsmen have transformed inherently humble objects- drills, saws, planes and levels, into works of art. This beautiful book offers a breathtaking tour of antique tools that rarely leave the jealous hands of their owners. In more than 375 color photographs we see tools ranging from calipers in the shape of ballerinas to a drill shaped like a violin. The old, hand-polished woods gleam, the antique brass shines, and the dedication and imagination of hundreds of anonymous craftsmen from other times is evident on every page.

Hardcover. 9.5"x10", 210 pages, packed with color illustrations, dj. Fine. [35721] $30.00


94. Nutting, Wallace. Furniture Treasury (Mostly of American Origin).
New York; The Macmillan Company: 1948.

First published in 1928, Nutting's massive pictorial reference has been "regarded as the bible of furniture collectors for more than fifty years...(it) remains an unsurpassed pictorial dictionary of American furniture; however, the terse captions cannot be relied on..." (Ames & Ward). Frankly, the authenticity of all the pieces cannot be relied on either, but classics are classics, and this is one.

Hardcover. 2 volumes, 7.5"x10.5", 5,000 b/w illustrations; line drawings, etc. Minor soil, a little wear. Case worn and torn. [35925] $65.00


95. Peirce, Josephine H. Fire on the Hearth. The Evolution and Romance of the Heating-Stove.
Springfield; Pond-Ekberg Publishing Co.: 1951.

"With 145 illustrations...showing an amazing variety of heating devices; also entertaining anecdotes, excerpts from old diaries and other papers, alluring advertisements and interesting bits of information pertaining to their manufacture and uses". Includes iron stoves, tile stoves, parlor stoves, box stoves, Franklin-type stoves, foot stoves, dumb stoves, smoke-consuming stoves, stovepipe hats... well, o.k., not those. But everything else, primarily of the 18th and 19th centuries. I want to see some of those alluring advertisements...

Hardcover. 6.5"x9.5", 254 pages, color frontispiece and b/w illustrations, dj. Light wear, a little soil. [35820] $25.00


96. A Portfolio of Frames, Fifteenth Century to the Present. Volume 1.
New York; A.P.F., Inc.: 1961.

An interesting portfolio of 100 loose photos of period-style frames from Holland, Italy, Spain, France of the 15th-18th centuries, made by this firm of master frame makers. Useful as a guide to the various styles of period frames of the era.

Card portfolio. 8.5"x10.5", holding a folded sheet booklet and 100 loose 8"x10" black & white plates. Minor wear. [35940] $100.00


97. Pos, Tania H. Buckrell. Tea & Taste. The Visual Language of Tea.
Schiffer Publishing: 2004.

"Never before has there been a book focusing on the theme of tea as it relates to both the fine and decorative arts. With over 330 beautiful color images, this book explores the history of tea with special attention to the impact its popularity has had on the development of porcelain, furniture, silver, and the other decorative objects employed in serving tea. Here are teapots, cups and saucers, kettle stands, tea caddies, silverware, and more, inspired both by the expense of the tea itself and the various social significances surrounding its consumption. The valued place of tea in society at all levels has also created a subject for the fine arts. From maritime paintings, to portraiture and still lifes, artists have captured the romance of tea through the works shown in this book. Images from top dealers, galleries, and collectors, representing some of the highest quality tea ware created, illustrate the fascinating and well researched text to please readers around the world".

Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 192 pages, color and black & white illustrations, dust jacket. Fine. [35756] $35.00


98. Prather-Moses, Alice Irma. The International Dictionary of Women Workers in the Decorative Arts. A Historical Survey from the Distant Past to the Early Decades of the Twentieth Century.
Metuchen; The Scarecrow Press: 1981
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My first thought about women workers in the decorative arts goes to the Arts & Crafts Movement, where they were so important, and those figures, both major and minor, are certainly all here. But this study delves much further, back to the middle ages, and into silver, textiles, ceramics and others crafts. An important, unique reference.

Hardcover. 5.5"x8.5", 200 pages. Fine. [90464] $60.00


99. [Reifsnyder Collection] Colonial Furniture -the Superb Collection of the late Howard Reifsnyder, including signed pieces by Philadelphia Cabinetmakers...
New York; American Art Association: April 24th-27th, 1929.

One of the most important sales of American furniture, and extremely well-timed as well. Howard Reifsnyder was a wealthy Philadelphia wool merchant whose taste turned to the antiquarian. He collected books, oriental ceramics & rugs, and American colonial furniture and arts. He did all this at a time, in a place, and with an enthusiasm and knowledge, which made it possible for him to assemble one of the finest collection of American colonial furniture ever made. Reifsnyder was generous with his knowledge and his antiques- his home was always open to the student, scholar and connoisseur, and he lent his treasures freely to museums, with the consequence that by the time he died his collection was known and envied throughout Americana collecting circles.

For four days collectors battled each other in the halls of the American Art Association as Major Parke knocked down lot after lot for staggering prices. The height was reached by the Van Pelt family highboy which was coveted by both Hearst and Du Pont, with Du Pont (using the name H.F. Winthrop) finally winning for a record-setting $44,000.

As Towner sums it all up in 'The Elegant Auctioneers', "It took the explosive Howard Reifsnyder sale of April, 1929 to broadcast the fact that a highboy made in colonial Philadelphia could be worth as much as a 'secretaire a abattant' made for Marie Antoinette... In the giddy antique market of that Spring the Reifsnyder doings were a revelation, the repercussions wide and long-lasting. Native works of skilled craftsmen gained immeasurable prestige, and to this day, the auction is considered historic in the chronicles of collecting events. Forthwith, in the 1929 spender's gambol, colonial highboys became the quarry of the house-proud and the stylish. Authentic pieces were called priceless, their value multiplied; and the AAA was credited, if not with the discovery of America, at least with its multitudinous exploitation".

Hardcover. 7.5"x11", 275 pages, 717 lots, many b/w illustrations. Bound into cloth, without the original card covers. Covers a bit faded and worn, some internal soil and light wear. [35907] $600.00


100. Ring, Betty. Girlhood Embroidery. American Samplers & Pictorial Needlework, 1650-1850.
New York; Alfred A. Knopf: 1993.

A terrifically fabulous, beautifully-illustrated history of really stunning American schoolgirl needlework of the 17th, 18th and early 19th centuries. The emphasis is on New England and the mid-Atlantic states. There are separate sections devoted to Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Maine, New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland and the District of Columbia, and also short sections on Virginia and the South. 2 volumes.

Hardcover. 9"x12", 583 pages, 376 color and 247 black & white illustrations, slipcased. Fine. Slipcase split at the bottom. [35768] $250.00


101. Rosen, Marc. Glamour Icons. Perfume Bottle Design.
Antique Collectors‚ Club: 2011.

Glamour Icons is a collection of Marc Rosen's remarkable bottle designs, as well as a selection of perfume bottles from the last century that he considers iconic. It abounds with industry back stories never published before about working at his first job with Revlon founder the imperious Charles Revson, his career at Elizabeth Arden, his collaboration with the fashion houses of Chlo√, Karl Lagerfeld, Fendi, Perry Ellis, Ellen Tracy, and Jill Stuart, as well as with celebrities such as Joan Rivers, Christina Aguilera and Celine Dion. The book recounts intriguing stories about working with Princess Grace of Monaco and Saudi Prince Fahad and about the experience that changed his life, working on a fragrance with Arlene Dahl, one of Hollywood's most glamorous leading ladies, and marrying her, as well. Marc Rosen is the first perfume bottle designer to write a book about his craft, and to describe the design process from original sketches to models, to working with glass manufacturers on engineering drawings to actual production. He shares his insights into creating the logo, graphics, colors, boxes and counter displays, as well as the "theater of the launch." Glamour Icons documents perfume bottles, their history, their place in society and their inspiration. Illustrated with amazing photographs by Vincent Ricardel, the book also contains Rosen's personal photographs and artwork given to him by many of the people he has worked with.

Hardcover. 11"x11", 204 pages, color illustrations, dust jacket. [90471] $85.00


102. Savage, George. English Pottery and Porcelain.
New York; Universe Books: 1961.

A really massive book, with stupendous, oversized illustrations in both b/w and color. Covers Medieval & tin enameled pottery, slip wares, stonewares, Astbury, Whieldon, Ralph Wood and other pottery figures, Wedgwood pottery, Cheslea, Bow, Derby, Worcester, Longton hall, Lowestoft and Plymouth & Bristol porcelains. A visual feast of English ceramics.

Hardcover. 10"x13", 431 pages, 184 b/w and tipped-in color plates. Minor wear, but a very nice copy. [35705] $75.00


103. Schiffer, Herbert F. The Mirror Book. English, American & European.
Schiffer Publishing: 1983.

"Mirrors dating from Egypt's New Kingdom, circa 1300 B.C., through the Art Nouveau movement at the beginning of the twentieth century A.D. are arranged in chronological groups to demonstrate the gradual development of artistic styles. The rich history of glass production in Europe directly influenced interior design in general and mirror designs in particular. Here are European, English and American examples from common as well as Royal households. The author has included reproductions of period paintings of room interiors which display mirrors in their normal surroundings in taverns, bedrooms, dressing rooms and reception rooms alike. There are 16 color and 660 black and white photographs and many engraved drawings".

Hardcover. 9.5"x12", 256 pages, several color and hundreds of black & white illustrations, dust jacket. Light wear. [35757] $40.00


104. Schmuttermeier, Elisabeth, et al. Cast Iron from Central Europe, 1800-1850.
Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts: 1994.

Catalog to the exhibition showcasing a wide variety of decorative European ironwork of the first half of the nineteenth century. In addition to a catalog of the exhibition, there are essays on the development of the iron industries and cast iron manufacture in England, Prussia, the Habsburg Empire, Berlin, and central Europe, iron garden furniture, iron jewelry, iron gems, and iron sculpture in Berlin.

Softcover. 8.5"x11", 351 pages, packed with color and b/w illustrations. Fine. [35892] $125.00


105. Second National Exhibit of The Embroiderers' Guild, American Branch.
The Embroiderers' Guild: 1964.

The catalog to an exhibition of modern work by members of the Guild, held at the I.B.M. Galleries in Manhattan. The American Branch of the Guild had been formed in 1958. A most uncommon catalog.

Softcover. 6"x9", 49 pages, black & white illustrations. Minor soil. [35714] $40.00


106. Sewell, Darrel, et al. Philadelphia: Three Centuries of American Art. Bicentennial Exhibition.
Philadelphia Museum of Art: 1976.

A massive catalog of this massive and important loan exhibition, filled with essays by contributing experts and hundreds of fine illustrations. The topics include the fine arts, architecture and decorative arts, including furniture, silver, textiles, ceramics and glass.

Hardcover. 9.5"x10.5", 665 pages, 600+ b/w illustrations. Light wear. [35927] $100.00


107. Spargo, John. The Potters and Potteries of Bennington.
Boston; Houghton Mifflin Company: 1926. Limited to 800 copies.

An important study of Bennington wares, which corrected some errors made by earlier authors. If you were a Progressive labor reformer and union organizer, author of an influential and muckraking study on the scandal of child labor in mines, but for medical reasons you had to move from New York to Vermont and find a more genteel activity for a time, what would you do? Well, if you were John Spargo [1876-1966] you'd start collecting Bennington Pottery and write a definitive study of the two 19th century Bennington potteries and their wares.

Born in Cornwall, England, Spargo earned his early living cutting granite while he took extension course at Oxford and Cambridge. He became a union organizer, and when he moved to New York in 1901, he became a leader of the American Socialist Party. He resigned from the Party during the First World War because of its antiwar policy, and then formed the American Alliance for Labor and Democracy with Samuel Gompers. A prolific writer, his most influential book was "The Bitter Cry of the Children", a 1906 expose of the scandalous use of child labor in coal mining. After World War I Spargo's politics continued to evolve, and he later became an advocate of free-market capitalism. He moved to Vermont for health reasons in 1909, and he naturally became interested in early Vermont history and industry. This led to a study of the history and wares of the Bennington potteries.

As he notes in his preface, "many of my personal friends have been surprised to find me interested in 'old cracked teapots and dishes'." But he was always intrigued by antique china, and points out that the hobby of china collecting has a long and storied history, having been practiced by George Washington, Samuel Johnson, and Horace Walpole. Further, as an adopted Vermonter who quickly grew to love the state and its heritage, his "interest in the history of the pottery industry at Bennington was part and parcel of my interest in the history of the foundation of the Commonwealth itself". Well, there you are. No further explanations needed.

In this, his magnum opus on the Bennington potteries, Spargo discusses the Norton and Fenton potteries at length, and also includes chapters on Parian wares, glazes, and other Bennington potters. Spargo's emphasis is on the fancier wares, although the utilitarian stonewares are also described. Although he wrote many years ago, Spargo was a careful and skilled researcher thoroughly involved in his work, and this remains an important reference, especially as Barret's later book on Bennington contains so many pitfalls for the unwary. Spargo would go on to write several other books on ceramics, including "Early American Pottery and China", and "The A.B.C. of Bennington Pottery Wares", and served as Director-Curator of the Bennington Historical Museum. He also wrote books on Vermont's covered bridges, the Bennington Battle Monument, and Anthony Haswell, the Revolutionary printer and balladeer. [Strong 449] [Weidner A236]

Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 270 pages, plus 8 color and 36 b/w plates. Somewhat discreet ex-library, with spine number and some stamps, but not the whole treatment, and much cleaner inside than most ex-libs. [35810] $125.00


108. Spargo, John. The Potters and Potteries of Bennington.
New York; Dover: 1972.

An important study of Bennington wares, first published in 1926, which corrected some errors made by earlier authors.

Softcover. 6"x9", 270 pages, plus 8 color and 36 b/w plates. [35811] $25.00


109. Sturm, Philip. West Indian Antique Furniture of the Lesser Antilles, 1740-1940.
Woodbridge; Antique Collectors' Club: 2011. 2nd printing
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"This work is intended to give the reader an insight into the furniture of the Lesser Antilles, and its place in the changing politics and history of these Caribbean islands. The inspiration for this book came initially from the collection formed by the author's mother, Dorothy Sturm, in Trinidad, during the years between 1939 and 1981. As Philip Sturm became increasingly involved with the responsibilities of caring for the family collection as well as being a keen collector himself, he discovered there were no books on the subject. He was obliged to rely on his own general knowledge, local information, an art and history background and many hours spent in the libraries and archives of Trinidad, Barbados, St. Kitts, and the Virgin Islands. Even this produced very little information, the only references coming from advertisements of furniture on packets arriving in the harbours, or from house auction sales. Accordingly, he resolved to draw upon his own experience and conduct his own detailed and lengthy researches into this hitherto neglected subject. The author hoped, above all, that his book would stimulate an interest in young West Indians to preserve their furniture heritage and keep it within the islands or return it to the West Indies when found elsewhere. He also hoped it would lead to a wider appreciation of West Indian craftsmanship and the abilities of indigenous furniture makers".

Hardcover. 9.5"x12", 200 pages, 14 black & white and 345 color illustrations, dust jacket. Fine. [90463] $89.50


110. Tsareva, Elena. Turkmen Carpets. Masterpieces of Steppe Art, from 16th to 19th Centuries. The Hoffmeister Collection.
Arnoldsche Art Publishers: 2011. 

"The Hoffmeister Collection is one of the best and most extensive private collections of antique and historic Turkmen knotted carpets in western Europe and America. With almost 170 objects ‚ among which are distinguished carpets and bags ‚ artistic excellence and historical significance, in particular, come together. As one of the first to do so, Hoffmeister has determined the age of these knotted works of the Turkmen with the aid of radio-carbon techniques. Both the cultural significance of the collection and the scientific and artistic value of its pieces are discussed in the book. The readers can literally sense the texture of these knotted wares through the brilliant photography, which carry them away on a journey into the lost world of the steppes folk of Central Asia. Author Elena Tsareva is a curator and scientist and worked for some decades at the Russian Ethnographic Museum in St. Petersburg before switching to the Kunstkamera in St. Petersburg. As a specialist for Central Asian and North Eurasian art she particularly dealt with carpets and textiles".

Hardcover. 10"x13", 192 pages, color illustrations, dust jacket. [90467] $95.00


111. Weidman, Gregory R. & Jennifer F. Goldsborough. Classical Maryland 1815-1845. Fine and Decorative Arts from the Golden Age.
Maryland Historical Society: 1993.

The catalog to a loan exhibition which drew from both public and private collections. It explores the architecture, paintings, sculpture, furniture, silver, ceramics & glass of Classical-era Maryland.

Softcover. 8.5"x11", 8.5"x11", 185 pages, color and b/w illustrations. Minor wear. Nice inscription. [35928] $200.00


112. Wilson, Kenneth. New England Glass & Glassmaking.
New York; Thomas Y. Crowell & Old Sturbridge Village: 1972.

A classic reference work on New England glassmakers and their wares, starting with their humble 17th and early 18th century beginnings and culminating with the rise and fall of the mighty New England flint glass industry. "An extensive and scholarly work" (Nelson in Ames & Ward).

Hardcover. 8"x10", 401 pages, 365 b/w illustrations, dj. Jacket rubbed. [35697] $60.00


113. Wise, Richard W. Secrets of the Gem Trade. The Connoisseur's Guide to Precious Gemstones.
Lenox. Brunswick House Press: 2009. 2nd printing
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An acclaimed guide to what you really need to know about gemstones ‚the stuff the trade likes to keep to itself. A goldsmith and longtime writer on gems and their collecting for several national gem journals, Wise has traveled around the world, gathering information from miners, traders and dealers. If you are going to have one book on gemstones, this should be it.

Softcover. 7.5"x8.5", 275 pages, color and black & white illustrations. Fine. [90461] $40.00


114. Yoshinobu, Tokugawa. The Tokugawa Collection of No Robes and Masks.
New York; The Japan Society: 1977.

Centuries ago, Japan's powerful Tokugawa family, among the most powerful families in Japan from 1603 to 1868, made the No drama their special focus in the arts, elevating the form to the status of National institution, and commissioning robes and masks of great beauty. This beautiful, oversized exhibition catalog showcases rarely-seen examples, loaned from the Tokugawa Art Museum in Nagoya.

Softcover. 10"x14", 276 pages, color and black & white illustrations, slipcased. Light wear. [35776] $65.00


115. Zakin, Richard. American Art Pottery. Pragmatism and Fantasy.
Auburn; Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center: 1982.

An early loan exhibition, organized and curated by noted ceramicist and collector Richard Zakin. Zakin wrote a short introduction and thumbnail sketches of a dozen potteries for this uncommon catalog.

Softcover. 8"x8", 20 pages, line illustrations; former owner's embossure on title page, else fine. [35797] $40.00








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