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Curious, Unusual, Interesting & Occasionally Useful Books of the 16th-20th Centuries exploring the skills, trades, lives and ways of other times...

 Monday, May 29, 2017

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Mexican Art, Pre-Columbian to Modern Times. University of Michigan: 1958. The catalog to a traveling loan exhibition. The catalog is divided into chapters covering pre-Columbian art, Colonial arts, contemporary folk arts, contemporary fine arts, and architecture. Softcover. 8.5"x11", 61 pages, black & white illustrations. Minor wear.

Inventory #: 34678
Price: $ 25.00       




Bargellini, Clara, et al. Mexicaans Zilver / Mexican Silver. Gent Museum voor Sierkunst: 1993. An extremely fine catalog which accompanied the exhibition of 16th-20th century Mexican silverwork at the Museum voor Sierkunst in Ghent. Many types of silver are illustrated and discussed, along with historical essays which include- The New-Spanish Mining Towns Extracting Silver in Colonial Times Mining and Silversmiths Trade in pre-Columbian Mexico The Silversmith's Trade in New Spain Mining and Technology in Colonial Times Baroque in the Mexican Silversmith's Trade Mexican Silverware in Neo-Classicism and Contemporary Silversmith's Trade. The photographs are clear and crisp, and there is an English/Dutch text. Softcover. 8.5"x11", 173 pages, b/w and some color illustrations a fine copy.

Inventory #: 95004
Price: $ 75.00       




Barradas, Dr. Jose Perez de. 80 Masterpieces from the Gold Museum. Bogota Banco de la Republica: 1954. The catalog to a traveling loan exhibition of 80 superb examples of pre-Columbian goldwork from the Museo del Oro in Columbia. Softcover. 6.5"x9", 20 pages of text plus 4 color and 76 black & white plates. Light wear, a little soil.

Inventory #: 33858
Price: $ 25.00       




Barradas, Jose Perez de. Orfebreria Prehispanica de Colombia. Madrid Banco de Republica (Bogota): 1954. A splendid study of Prehispanic goldwork of the Calima style (named for the Calima River) in Columbia. In subsequent years four more volumes on other styles would be published. 2 volumes. Hardcover. 9.5"x12.5". Volume 1- xvi + 367 pages, with 20 color plates and 201 black & white illustrations. Volume 2- 19 pages plus 300 black & white plates. Dust jackets. Jackets s bit worn.

Inventory #: 35582
Price: $ 150.00       




Boylan, Leona Davis. Spanish Colonial Silver. Santa Fe Museum of New Mexico Press: 1974. A well illustrated study of New Mexican colonial Spanish silver which argues that New Mexican colonial silver had stylistic characteristics which differentiated it from other Spanish colonial silver. Based on silver collections in five New Mexican museums, this study includes chapters on the collections, the historical background, ecclesiastical silver, domestic silver, "accessories and gear", and provincial styles, as well as an extensive photographic mark section and a good bibliography. An important and enjoyable study. Softcover. 7"x10", 202 pages, many b/w illustrations marks. Near fine.

Inventory #: 95014
Price: $ 30.00       




Butterwick, Kristi. Heritage of Power. Ancient Sculpture from West Mexico. The Andrall E. Pearson Family Collection. Yale University Press / Metropolitan Museum of Art: 2004. "Created to acknowledge many of life's important events, the ceramic sculpture of the western region of Mexico from 2,000 years ago is noted for its variety, spontaneity, and the overwhelming presence of the human image. Heroes, houses, and ancestor pairs are rendered in three dimensions to give visual substance to prominent members of society and their significant activities on behalf of community and family, as well as to honor their forebears. Placed in major tombs, the sculptures commemorate the high social position, personal power, and wealth of the deceased. This catalogue focuses on more than 40 works from the three major west Mexican regions-Colima, Jalisco, and Nayarit-and represent the primary style groups of Comala, Ameca-Ezatl_n, and Ixtl_n del Rio. The sculptures date between 300 B.C. and A.D. 400 and include depictions of birds and animals". Softcover. 8.5"x11", 96 pages, 62 color and 12 black & white illustrations. Fine.

Inventory #: 35342
Price: $ 19.95       




Chase, Gilbert. A Guide to the Music of Latin America. Washington The Pan American Union - Library of Congress: 1962. 2nd, revised edition. A valuable bibliographic reference to sources, organized by country. Softcover. 6.5"x9", 411 pages, light wear.

Inventory #: 2732
Price: $ 35.00       




Edwards, Emily. Painted Walls of Mexico from Prehistoric Times until Today. Austin University of Texas Press: 1966. There is more to Mexican mural painting than Rivera and Orozco. Both artists are here, as are their contemporaries, Siqueiros and Tamayo, but the tradition of wall painting in Mexico reaches back 2,000 years, and that is the history this well-illustrated study takes on. A wonderful study. Hardcover. 9"x11.5", 306 pages, black & white and color illustrations, dust jacket. Jacket with some wear.

Inventory #: 35183
Price: $ 65.00       




Garcia Icazbalceta, Joaquin. Apuntes para un Catalogo de Escritores en Lenguas Indigenas de America. New York Burt Franklin: 1970. A facsimile reprint of the 1866 edition of this early bibliography of books about indigenous languages in Central and South America, most of which came from the collection of the author. Hardcover. 5"x7", 157 pages. Fine condition.

Inventory #: 33244
Price: $ 35.00       




Hearne, Pamela & Robert J. Sharer (eds.). Rivers of Gold. Precolumbian Treasures from Sitio Conte. Philadelphia The University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology: 1992. A beautiful catalog which illustrates and describes a wonderful collection of gold objects which were unearthed after the Rio Grande de Cocle river in Panama shifted course and exposed the remains of an ancient cemetery. The catalog also includes three scholarly essays discussing the excavation of the objects, their iconography, and their place in the history of Pre-Columbian metalworking. Softcover. 9"x11", 132 pages, 71 black & white illustrations and68 color plates. Fine.

Inventory #: 90313
Price: $ 35.00       




Jones, Julie (ed.). Jade in Ancient Costa Rica. New York Metropolitan Museum of Art: 1998. "This well-illustrated catalogue of works drawn chiefly from Costa Rican collections reviews current information on the jades of Costa Rica and their archaeological context, images, and relationship to the jades of Mexico and the Maya area. With essays by Juan Vicente Guerrero, Mark Miller Graham, Michael J. Snarskis, and Zulay Soto Mndez and an introduction by Julie Jones." Softcover. 8.5"x11", 127 pages, color and black & white illustrations. Fine.

Inventory #: 90351
Price: $ 25.00       




[Latin America] Latin American Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, Part I [and] Part II. New York Sotheby's: May 17 & 19, 1995. Sale 6704 & 6705. The catalog of an auction devoted to Latin American art, including works by Fernando Botero, Baron Jean Baptiste, Louis Gros, Diego Rivera, Mirta Cerra, Alfredo Guttero, and Fransisco Vasques. 2 vols. Softcover. 8"x11", about 150 pages, 341 lots, color and b/w illustrations, prices realized sheets stapled to title pages. Institutional stamps on title pages, else fine copies.

Inventory #: 31687
Price: $ 75.00       




[Latin American Art] Latin American Art. New York Sotheby's: May 14, 1996. Sale 6848. The catalog of an auction devoted to Latin American painting and sculpture including work by Angel Botello, Carlos Alberto Castellanos, Frida Kahlo and Alejandro Otero, among others, along with artist biography section. Softcover. 8"x11", about 150 pages, 233 lots, 1 folding color plate, color and b/w illustrations, prices realized sheet stapled to inside front cover. Institutional stamp on title page, "priced" sticker on front cover, else a fine copy.

Inventory #: 31846
Price: $ 45.00       




[Latin American Art] Latin American Art. New York Sotheby's: November 25 & 26, 1996. Sale 6922. The catalog of an auction devoted to Latin American Art including 18th-20th century paintings, prints and works by Fernando Botero and Diego Rivera. Softcover. 8"x11", 150 pages, 283 lots, color and b/w illustrations, prices realized sheet stapled inside front cover. Institutional stamp on title page, else a fine copy.

Inventory #: 31688
Price: $ 45.00       




[Latin American Art] Latin American Art. New York Sotheby's: November 23 & 24, 1998. Sale 7225. The catalog of an auction devoted to Latin American painting and sculpture including work by Angel Botello, Fernando Botero, Joaquin Ferrer, Francisco Gutierrez and Frida Kahlo, among others. Softcover. 8"x11", 213 pages, 296 lots, 1 folding color plate, color and b/w illustrations, prices realized sheet taped to inside front cover. Institutional stamp on title page, "priced" sticker on front cover, else a fine copy.

Inventory #: 31847
Price: $ 45.00       




Meisch, Lynn A. Traditional Textiles of the Andes. Life and Cloth in the Highlands. Thames & Hudson and the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco: 1997. "The Andean mountains are home to a rich heritage of textile design and weaving. This book features 18th, 19th, and 20th century indigenous textiles woven by Aymara and Quechua. The elaborately patterned pieces are all drawn from the previously unpublished and remarkable Jeffrey Appleby Collection". Softcover. 9"x12", 196 pages, color illustrations. Some wear.

Inventory #: 35614
Price: $ 40.00       




[Mexico] Mexican Paintings and Drawings from the IBM International Foundation. New York Sotheby's: May 17, 1995. The auction sale of 13 fine paintings by Frida Kahlo, Roberto Montenegro, Jose Chavez Morado, Diego Rivera, Alfredo Zalce, and others. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 55 pages, 13 lots, color and b/w illustrations, dj. Institutional stamp on first page, else a fine copy. Prices realised sheet stapled to first page.

Inventory #: 31607
Price: $ 45.00       




Mo, Charles L. Splendors of the New World. Spanish Colonial Masterworks from the Viceroyalty of Peru. Charlotte The Mint Museum of Art: 1992. The catalog to a loan exhibition of 17th through early 19th century Spanish colonial paintings, sculpture, furniture, silver and coins, from Peru, Bolivia and Ecuador. The photography is lovely, and there is an accompanying essay. Softcover. 9"x12", 104 pages, color and black & white illustrations. Fine.

Inventory #: 90312
Price: $ 35.00       




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. "Here is a magnificent presentation of the Mexican artisans and their creations displayed in 484 beautiful color photographs. The chapters present the master designers and silversmiths whose reputations have grown to international fame with an intimate look at one of the principal designers, H'ctor Aguilar, and the personnel at this workshop. Valentin Vidaurreta, Los Castillo, William Spratling, Antonio Pineda, Hubert Harmon, Enrique Ledesma, and many more craftsmen are represented by their exquisite designs." Hardcover. 9"x12", 224 pages, color illustrations, dj. New.

Inventory #: 90377
Price: $ 49.95       




Muthmann, Friedrich. L'Argenterie Hispano-Sud-Americaine a l'Epoque Coloniale. Geneva Editions des Trois Collines: 1950. Edition limited to 1000 copies. Catalog of the Musee D'Ethnographie de la Ville de Geneve collection of South American colonial silver. It includes an essay, catalog, and illustrations of 159 examples. Card covers. 8"x11", 180 pages, plus 40 b/w plates. A fine copy with the original glassine on the covers the glassine is lightly worn.

Inventory #: 33448
Price: $ 150.00       




Navarro, Mario Arturo Hernandez. Havana Tile Designs. Amsterdam Pepin Press: 2007. In the first decades of the 20th century Cuba was one of the New World's foremost producers of brightly-colored, fantastically-patterned tiles made using new industrial methods. This survey collects hundreds of tile designs from still-extant tiles on the floors and buildings in Havana, showcasing Art Deco, Art Nouveau and other early-century styles. Hardcover. 6"x6", 207 pages, color illustrations. CD-ROM. Fine.

Inventory #: 95186
Price: $ 20.00       




Phipps, Elena, Johanna Hecht & Cristina Esteras Martin. The Colonial Andes. Tapestries and Silverwork, 1530-1830. Metropolitan Museum of Art/Yale University Press: 2004. "The arrival of the Spanish in South America in 1532 permanently transformed societies that had developed over thousands of years, including the great Inca Empire. The arts from the Spanish colonial period-those that drew on native traditions, such as textiles, silver, woodwork, and stonework, as well as painting, sculpture, and other genres introduced by the Spanish-preserve an unspoken dialogue that developed between Andean and European modes of expression. This beautiful catalog focuses on 161 silver objects, textiles, and other masterpieces of colonial Andean culture, with essays discussing the artistry and vibrant energy of this convergent culture". Softcover. 9"x12", 396 pages, color and black & white illustrations. New.

Inventory #: 95168
Price: $ 30.00       




Weismann Collection. The Elizabeth Wilder Weismann Collection on Latin American Art & Architecture. Austin Dorothy Sloan Books: 1987. 1st Edition. An interesting book catalog featuring a collection of books about Latin American art and architecture. Softcover. 7"x10", 28 pages, 311 items. Light wear, a little soil, a few creases.

Inventory #: 00416
Price: $ 20.00       



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