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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, May 26, 2017

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Britannia & Muscovy English Silver at the Court of the Tsars. Yale Center for British Art: 2006. A small handbook which accompanied the exhibition of British diplomatic silver sent to Russia in the 16th and 17th centuries. Gives a general overview of the topic, rather than discussing and illustrating specific items. Softcover. 5"x7", 29 pages, 6 black & white illustrations. Fine.

Inventory #: 32701
Price: $ 10.00       




Monuments of Siberia. Moscow: 1974. A compelling pictorial document -the dramatic Siberian sky looms large in many photos, and the bare, thick trees and overall feeling of chill are impossible to escape, yet as you pass through them the pictures begin to convey a feeling of warmth and beauty. This study includes many political and army monuments from the Soviet era, and nonetheless manages to be. But with the inherent dignity of almost every photo, even tired Soviet granite-hewn cliches are seen anew. There is a very good selection of army-related memorial monuments, almost all of 20th century vintage. Hardcover. 8.5"x9.5", 22 pages of Cyrillic text plus a 40 page insert which includes a summary and picture captions in English, French and German plus 385 b/w illustrations, dj dj with a large chip at the spine head.

Inventory #: 9712
Price: $ 40.00       




Silver, Gold, and Faberge. Geneva Sotheby's: November 18-19, 1996. Russian silver and Faberge comprises lots 311-492, including the Faberge "Apple Blossom" and "Nobel Ice" Easter eggs. Softcover. 8"x10.5", 140 pages, 492 lots, color illustrations. Light wear.

Inventory #: 34493
Price: $ 25.00       




Bubnova, E. Old Russian Faience. Moscow Iskusstvo: 1973. A well illustrated study of all types of 18th-19th century Russian pottery, from fine to folk. The 122-page text is in both Russian and English, and there are English picture captions. The 40 color illustrations are big and beautiful. Over the last 20 years, this has been one of our most popular books on Russian ceramics. Hardcover. 9"x12", 187 pages, b/w and color illustrations marks dj. A fine copy in a lightly worn jacket.

Inventory #: 35470
Price: $ 85.00       




Dmitrieva, Olga & Natalya Abramova. Britannia & Muscovy. English Silver at the Court of the Tsars. New Haven Yale University Press: 2006. "This beautifully illustrated book examines in detail 30 objects from the collection of English silver in the Moscow Kremlin Museums, where the world's greatest surviving group of 16th- and 17th-century English silver is housed. Much of the silver from this period was melted down during the English Civil War, making the Kremlin pieces exceedingly rare and historically important. The silver items-a large water pot with snake-shaped handle and spout, a flat drinking cup, a flagon shaped like a leopard-and other precious objects made by Russian and English craftsmen, seen in 45 black and white and 200 color photos and reproductions, exemplify the developing ties between England and Russia." There are also chapters on 17th century English firearms in the Kremlin collection, and presentation gifts of English ambassadors to the Tsars. Hardcover. 9.5"x10", 303 pages, many color and some black & white illustrations, dust jacket. New.

Inventory #: 95122
Price: $ 35.00       




Hill, Gerard (ed.). Faberge and the Russian Master Goldsmiths. New York Universe Publishing: 2008. "Peter Carl Faberg€ (Russian, 1846-1920) is deservedly the most famous creator of the stunning gold, silver, and jewel-studded treasures of imperial Russia. Perhaps because of the popularity of his Easter eggs, Fabergˇ's skilled competitors have been largely overlooked. Faberg‚ and the Russian Master Goldsmiths tells their story and features their masterpieces as well as Faberg‚'s. Today, the creations of the Russian master goldsmiths are dispersed throughout the world. A broad sampling of masterpieces from the great Russian collections, as well as from private and public collections, are depicted here in nearly 300 full color illustrations, a number of which are published here for the first time." Hardcover. 10"x13", 300 pages, 320 color illustrations, dust jacket. Fine.

Inventory #: 90357
Price: $ 40.00       




Jones, E. Alfred. The Old English Plate of the Emperor of Russia. Privately printed by W.H. Smith & Son at the Arden Press, Letchworth, and at XCV Fetter Lane London 1909. Noted silver historian E. Alfred Jones' catalog of the English silver in the Czar's collection held at the Winter Palace and the Kremlin. This remarkable collection of pieces, dating from the late 16th century to the mid-18th, comprised the gifts of a succession of English monarchs to the Czars of Russia, and preserved many pieces which might have been melted down and lost during the Commonwealth period, had they remained in England. Elegantly composed and printed. Hardcover. 10.5"x12.5", lvi + 115 pages, plus 50 black & white plates. Quarter leather and brown cloth, with gilt spine title, as issued. Covers rubbed along the edges, leather scuffed, spine head with minor chipping, tips slightly bumped. Contents clean and fine, hinges tight.

Inventory #: 32543
Price: $ 500.00       




Pelliot, Marianne. Verres Anciens. Paris Editions G. van Oest:1929. A rather scarce and beautifully produced survey of outstanding 18th century European engraved and enameled glass, some of it Russian, from private collections. Duncan notes: "Describes glasses hidden in private collections notably those of G. Moser-Millot Alexander Popov Zolonitzky Madame Wannieck Madame Felix Lemaire and Madame Lucien Sauphar also glasses in the Museum Pierre Stchoukine, Moscow". The text includes an essay on Russian glass. This is followed by the 48 plates, each of which is fully described. An elegant collection of fine antique European decorated glass. Hardcover. 10"x13", 153 pages plus 48 b/w plates. Original softcovers bound into a very handsome gilt-decorated quarter leather binding which is fairly new but done in an authentic 18th century style. A very handsome copy and binding.

Inventory #: 16851
Price: $ 550.00       




Pelliot, Marianne. Verres Anciens. Paris Editions G. van Oest:1929. A rather scarce and beautifully produced survey of outstanding 18th century European engraved and enameled glass, some of it Russian, from private collections. Duncan notes: "Describes glasses hidden in private collections notably those of G. Moser-Millot Alexander Popov Zolonitzky Madame Wannieck Madame Felix Lemaire and Madame Lucien Sauphar also glasses in the Museum Pierre Stchoukine, Moscow". The text includes an essay on Russian glass. This is followed by the 48 plates, each of which is fully described. An elegant collection of fine antique European decorated glass. Softcover. 10"x13", 153 pages plus 48 b/w plates. Original softcovers.

Inventory #: 16852
Price: $ 400.00       




Ross, Marvin C. The Art of Karl Faberge and His Contemporaries, Russian Imperial Portraits and Mementoes, Imperial Decorations and Watches -The Collections of Marjorie Merriweather Post. Norman University of Oklahoma Press: 1965. "The collections of Marjorie Merriweather Post are among the most important ever assembled. This book deals mainly with Karl Faberge and his contemporary goldsmiths and silversmiths. Also represented are Russian imperial mementoes and portraits, and decorations and watches. Mrs. Post acquired her first Faberge object in 1927, and in 1931 her daughter gave her Faberge's imperial "Pink Egg" made in 1914. Her great interest in and systematic study of these art objects were given full expression during an extended stay in Russia, from 1936 to 1938". An important catalog for the Faberge lover, and a small but fierce book. Hardcover. 6.5"x9.5", 238 pages, color and b/w illustrations, dj. Light soil, jacket rubbed.

Inventory #: 35427
Price: $ 75.00       




Swezey, Marilyn Pfeifer. Faberge Flowers. New York Harry N. Abrams: 2004. "The fabulous Easter eggs that Carl Fabergˇ created in the late 19th and early 20th centuries for the Russian imperial family are legendary far less well known are the exquisite jeweled flowers and fruit the master goldsmith also created, for his aristocratic clients throughout Europe. Carved from colored hardstones, set on gold stems, and embellished with jewels and enamels, these stunning pieces delicately replicated real botanical specimens: wild roses, lilies of the valley, hawthorn flowers, and blueberries. Most of these tiny marvels disappeared or were sold following the Russian revolution. This beautifully illustrated album, a small jewel in its own right, depicts the dozens of surviving samples in public and private collections, seen in 70 color plates and 8 additional illustrations." Hardcover. 8"x8", 128 pages, color illustrations, dust jacket. New.

Inventory #: 95123
Price: $ 20.00       



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