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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...

 Friday, November 24, 2017

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20th Century Decorative Arts Including Juke-Boxes, a Collection of Robots and Spacetoys, and Industrial Design. Amsterdam Christie's Amsterdam B.V.: October 26, 1989. The catalog of an auction devoted to 20th Century decorative arts, including glass and silver, but the stars were the jukeboxes, robots, and industrial design pieces. Includes the properties of the late D.P.J. de Ruiter and C.J.S. Ruiter. Softcover. 8"x10", 94 pages, 423 lots, color & b/w illustrations, bibliographies of industrial design and jukeboxes, line illustrations of manufacturer marks. Slight wear to cover, else a fine copy.

Inventory #: 31654
Price: $ 75.00       

Dance, Theatre, Opera. Costume & Dcor Designs, Drawings, Prints, Books. New York Sotheby Parke-Bernet: November 24, 1978. Sale 4183. Work by Pecour, Bakst, Leger, &c material from the collections of Simon Lissim, Nicolas Koudriavtzeff, Thomas Schippers, and others. Softcover. 8.5"x9", about 80 pages, 114 lots, b/w and several color illustrations a nice copy.

Inventory #: 8671
Price: $ 25.00       

Dance. Theatre, Opera. Costume & Dcor Designs, Sculpture, Photographs & Books. New York Sotheby Parke-Bernet: December 15, 1977. Sale 4063. Designs by Picasso, Bakst, Larionov, Exter, etc. material from the collections of Jacques Blumenthal, Malvina Hoffman, Edwin Hewitt, Simon Lissim, & others. Softcover. 8.5"x9", about 100 pages, 127 lots, b/w and some color illustrations prices realised sheet stapled to title page a nice copy.

Inventory #: 8669
Price: $ 25.00       

Days with the Great Composers. Hodder & Stoughton: no date (ca.1912). From the Days with the Great Composers" series. Meandering, lightly-written strolls through days with Chopin, Wagner, and Gounod. Illustrated with beautiful tipped-in color plates. Hardcover. 6"x8", about 125 pages, plus 15 tipped-in color plates on black card stock gold & green pictorial covers with 3 color portraits covers with light soil, a little wear binding a bit dry and slightly shaken.

Inventory #: 6132
Price: $ 25.00       

Bowers, Q. David. Encyclopedia of Automatic Musical Instruments. Vestal Press: 1983. 8th printing. The absolute one book to have on the subject. "Cylinder music boxes, disc music boxes, piano players & player pianos, coin-operated pianos, orchestrions, photoplayers, organettes, fairground organs, calliopes, and other self-playing instruments mainly of the 1750-1940 era". Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 1,008 pages, hundreds of black & white illustrations. Cover soil, some wear.

Inventory #: 35387
Price: $ 150.00       

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       

Geoffroy-Schneiter, Berenice. Indian Beauty, Bollywood Style. New York Assouline: 2004. "The movies made in the studios of Mumbai-old Bombay-are known around the world for their lavish style, syrupy music, and sultry dance numbers with gilded and jewel-encrusted costumes and sets. Inspired by the big-budget epics and extravaganzas of Hollywood's golden era, and colored with the vibrant Indian culture of religion and folklore, the distinct style has earned the moniker "Bollywood," and its unique mlange of kitsch and veiled eroticism has begun to influence art and fashion throughout the West as well. This book looks at the visual and narrative origins of Bollywood style as well as some of its biggest stars, who enjoy a mystique similar to that of the Hollywood stars of the 1930s and 40s.". Hardcover. 6.5"x9", 79 pages, color illustrations, dust jacket. New.

Inventory #: 90398
Price: $ 15.00       

Goodwillie, Christian (ed.). Shaker Songs. A celebration of peace, harmony, and simplicity. New York Black Dog & Leventhal: 2002. The simple beauty of Shaker craftsmanship and architecture was also reflected in their music, which long played a central role in Shaker worship. This elegant book includes a CD of 28 traditional songs, some performed by the Boston Camerata, and features more than 200 years of Shaker music in beautifully and simply illustrated pages of scores and lyrics, as well as explanatory text. Includes such favorites as "Simple Gifts," "Mother Ann's Song," "Four Little Angels," "Consoling Dove," "Joyful Praises," and "O Zion Arise." Hardcover. 7.5"x9", 128 pages, color and b/w illustrations, dj. Music-CD in front pocket. New.

Inventory #: 95062
Price: $ 15.00       

Jones, James Earl & Penelope Warren. James Earl Jones. Voices and Silences. New York Charles Scribner's Sons: 1993. The autobiography of the great actor. Hardcover. 6.5"x9.5", 394 pages, b/w illustrations, dj light wear, remainder mark.

Inventory #: 6371
Price: $ 10.00       

Lynch, Vincent & Bill Henkin. Jukebox. The Golden Age. New York Perigree Books: 1983. 2nd printing. A vividly illustrated chronological survey of 32 classic jukeboxes from the "Golden Age" -1937 to 1949. Also included are tabletop models, speakers, and other accessories. The book begins with a history of the development of the jukebox, and each model is described. Softcover. 7.5"x8", 112 pages, color illustrations. Light wear.

Inventory #: 35645
Price: $ 25.00       

Mackintosh, Ian & Geoffrey Ashton. The Georgian Playhouse. Actors, Artists, Audiences and Architecture, 1730-1830. London Hayward Gallery: 1975. The catalog of an exhibition of the world of the Georgian playhouse and its denizens, as seen through period prints, watercolors, and drawings. Softcover. 10"x8.5", about 200 pages, black & white illustrations. Light soil.

Inventory #: 33797
Price: $ 25.00       

[Movies] Motion Picture Posters & Ephemera. Boston Skinner Inc.: November 20, 1999. Sale 1951. A wide-ranging auction, which in addition to the movie posters and ephemera, included cigar and tobacco-related material from a private Pennsylvania collection and baseball ephemera and memorabilia. Softcover. 8"x10.5", 88 pages, 579 lots, color and b/w illustrations prices realised sheets laid-in loosely. Light wear.

Inventory #: 9003
Price: $ 50.00       

[Musical Instruments] Catalogue of Fine Musical Instruments (various owners). London Sotheby & Co.: May 28th, 1970. This auction included stringed, wind and keyboard instruments, violins & bows from the collections of Brigadier General H. Burt, Mrs. J.S. Bailey, David Marks, and others. Features a Guadagnini violin, 1742 English walnut spinet, fine 1830 English guitar, and rare 10-keyed silver "Royal Kent" bugle, c.1850. Softcover. 6"x9.5", 153 lots, 38 pages plus 6 b/w plates illustrating 10 lots, prices realized sheet stapled to first page.

Inventory #: 7122
Price: $ 20.00       

Price, Percival. Bells and Man. Oxford University Press: 1983. "The bell is man's most universal musical instrument, and an artifact of great social and religious significance. Bells have been manufactured in a greater variety of sizes and employed in a wider variety of used than any instrument in history. This book is an encyclopedic account of bells and their role in past and present societies, from ancient Chinese civilization to the modern American carillon, and from early monastic bells to change ringing in churches. Other aspects covered are the introduction of bells into the Western and Eastern churches, secular uses in European culture, bells and the marking of time, and bell music." Hardcover. 8.5"x10", 288 pages, 242 black & white illustrations, dust jacket. Light wear.

Inventory #: 35219
Price: $ 85.00       

Schauber, Gregor, et al. 900 Jahre Stift Reichersberg, Augustiner Chorherren zwischen Passau und Salzburg. Lintz Landes Oberosterreich:1984. A wide-ranging exhibition of ecclesiastical arts, illuminations, history, music, bookbindings, etc., etc., from this section of Austria over a period of nine centuries. 7.5"x8", 431 pages, color and b&w illustrations, softcover covers worn.

Inventory #: 21840
Price: $ 40.00       

[Stradivarius] Important Musical Instruments. New York Sotheby Parke Bernet: June 26, 1979. Included the 'Marquis de Champeaux' Strad, as well as many other very fine antique violins also a teo-manual harpsichord by Jacob Kirkman, made in London in 1767. Softcover. 8.5"x9", 67 pages, 186 lots, many b/w and some color illustrations prices realized list stapled to title page light wear.

Inventory #: 8389
Price: $ 20.00       

Tracey, Hugh. African Dances of the Witwatersrand Gold Mines. Johannesburg African Music Society: 1952. A life-long interest in African tribal dance and music led the author to compile this interesting study, illustrated with photographs by Merlyn Severn. The mine operators had, partly at Tracey's urging, built "Dance Arenas" for the performances, and the tribal dances became something of a tourist attraction. The dances here are organized by tribe. An interesting sidelight on the history of the gold mines, as well as a study of African dance. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 156 pages, tipped-in b/w frontispiece and many b/w illustrations a fine copy in a somewhat worn dj.

Inventory #: 5456
Price: $ 75.00       

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