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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...

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Ceremony of Flag Presentation to Columbia University of the City of New York, May Second, 1896 and May Seventh, 1898, by Lafayette Post, No. 140. Department of New York, Grand Army of the Republic. Privately printed by Lafayette Post: 1899. An elegant and interesting record of early flag presentation ceremonies. According to the text, prior to 1888 "the flying of the United States flag over educational institutions, or the display of them within the buildings, was almost unknown". This was apparently the first presentation of a flag to a college by the Lafayette Post, and they made quite a "do" of it, with speeches, a parade, and so on. In 1898 they presented a beautiful pedestal and staff as well. This book, printed on heavy, deckle edge paper, features color plates of several GAR medals and badges, and two of the Post's ceremonial flags. The text includes all the correspondence and resolutions connected with the presentations as well as descriptions of the parades and ceremonies, and the texts of the speeches. Hardcover. 7"x10", 121 pages, 8 b/w and 5 color plates light wear, a little cover soil.

Inventory #: 9437
Price: $ 175.00       




Ciba Review #5. Tapestry. Basle: January, 1938. A scholarly journal each issue features several articles all related to a specific textile or dye-related topic each month. Softcover. 6.5"x9.5", 35 pages, b/w illustrations some soil.

Inventory #: 8835
Price: $ 25.00       




Ciba Review #66. Peasant Textile Art. Basle: April, 1948.36 A scholarly journal each issue features several articles all related to a specific textile or dye-related topic each month. Softcover. 6.5"x9.5", pages, b/w illustrations some soil.

Inventory #: 8860
Price: $ 20.00       




Ciba Review #67. Colbert and the French Wool Manufacture. Basle: May, 1948. A scholarly journal each issue features several articles all related to a specific textile or dye-related topic each month. Softcover. 6.5"x9.5", 38 pages, b/w illustrations some soil.

Inventory #: 8861
Price: $ 25.00       




Ciba Review #74. Australia, the Land of Wool. Basle: June, 1949. A scholarly journal each issue features several articles all related to a specific textile or dye-related topic each month. Softcover. 6.5"x9.5", 34 pages, b/w illustrations some soil.

Inventory #: 8868
Price: $ 20.00       




Ciba Review #94. Alaska Sealskins. Basle: October, 1952. A scholarly journal each issue features several articles all related to a specific textile or dye-related topic each month. Softcover. 6.5"x9.5", 30 pages, b/w illustrations some soil.

Inventory #: 8881
Price: $ 20.00       




Craftsman Fabrics and Needlework from the Craftsman Workshops. Razmataz Press: 1995. 2nd printing. "This previously obscure catalog issued by Gustav Stickley provides insights into the extended range of textiles and other "soft goods" that he offered for sale as accessories to his furniture. In this book, Stickley provides descriptions and his recommendations for use of his fabrics as portieres, window curtains, upholstery, table scarfs, and centerpieces. His call for the arrangement of color, form, and texture in the selection of furniture and accompanying accessories, based on the principle of maintaining a complementary foreground-background relationship, anticipated what many Arts and Crafts collectors are now seeking - a sensitivity to and a sensibility about harmonious integration of all elements in one's living space." Softcover. 6"x8", 126 pages, black & white illustrations. New.

Inventory #: 90366
Price: $ 20.00       




Craftsman Furnishings for the Home Made by Gustav Stickley, The Craftsman Inc. Turn of the Century Editions. "This newly republished 64-page reprint of a 1912 Gustav Stickley catalog features all manner of Craftsman furnishings for the home - everything needed to accessorize the Arts and Crafts home - including: table lamps, floor lamps, hammered metal lanterns, fireplace tools, metal umbrella stands, hammered copper desk sets, tea services, smoking sets, willow (wicker) furniture, curtains, portieres, table scarves, bedspreads, pillows, rugs, and willow baskets - even Craftsman Lustre, Gustav Stickley's own furniture polish. Where else, for example, will you find 50 different designs and styles of Arts and Crafts curtains, 12 different patterns of rugs, and 21 different Craftsman lamps? This catalog is packed with beautiful things." Softcover. 6"x8", 64 pages, black & white illustrations. New.

Inventory #: 90370
Price: $ 15.00       




Elizabethan Art. London Victoria & Albert Museum: 1961. 3rd printing. A pictorial survey of Elizabethan-era furniture, textiles, silver and other artifacts from the collections of the Victoria & Albert Museum. From the V&A's 'Small Picture Book' series. Softcover, 4.75"x7", 2 pages of text plus 28 black & white plates. Light soil.

Inventory #: 32960
Price: $ 15.00       




Made in Utica. Utica Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute: 1976. This fine loan exhibition catalog is divided into three sections- decorative arts and crafts (including metalworking trades, woodworking trades, ceramics & glass, decorating trades, textiles trades, and personal accessories), fine & visual arts, and manufactured products. The illustrations include a wide variety of products, paintings, prints, furniture, old illustrations of factories and stores, and more. Softcover. 8.5"x11", 73 pages, black & white illustrations. New condition.

Inventory #: 90300
Price: $ 12.00       




Paradise Revisited. British Samplers and Historic Embroideries, 1590-1880. Witney, Oxon Witney Antiques: 2000. A lavish dealer's catalog of 41 very fine English samplers and embroideries, some from private collections. Softcover. 8.5"x11", 48 pages, color illustrations. A fine copy.

Inventory #: 31790
Price: $ 35.00       




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.

Inventory #: 35714
Price: $ 40.00       




Shirley Institute Memoirs (textiles) Volume 1 - 4. Manchester Shirley Institute:1922-25. The Shirley Institute was a research facility of the British Cotton Industry Research Association. The Memoirs are yearly sets of technical and scientific papers concerning various aspects of cotton, its processing and uses. 4 volumes. 174 + 394 + 362 + 182 pages, hundreds of b&w and text illustrations bound into old uniform quarter leather, with some cover wear and a gouge to the rear of Volume 4.

Inventory #: 10461
Price: $ 75.00       




The Useful Arts and Manufactures of Great Britain. London Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge: 1840s. The chapters of these books were evidently first published as separate booklets, and each has its own pagination. They provide a very detailed description of the various trades and manufactures, and are illustrated with many woodcuts. These two volumes appear to comprise the complete set of papers, and include- Glass Pottery & Porcelain Silk Copper & Tin Brass Buttons Hats Coal Gas Iron Various steel trades, including cutlery, cast iron, nails & screws, gun barrels, wire, needles and files & saws Paper Leather Parchment Glue Sugar and the textile trades including Cotton Yarn Linen Yarn Woollen Yarn Woven Goods Calico Printing and Dyeing. 2 volumes. 4.5"x7", about 500 pages, hundreds of b/w illustrations publisher's brown embossed cloth with gilt titles covers a bit rubbed and soiled top third of each blank endpaper excised some light internal spotting, but very nice copies.

Inventory #: 30751
Price: $ 275.00       




Ames, Frank. Woven Masterpieces of Sikh Heritage. The Stylistic Development of the Kashmir Shawl 1780-1839. Woodbridge Antique Collectors' Club: 2010. "In this new, ground-breaking work, Woven Masterpieces of Sikh Heritage, Frank Ames' unique passion for the subject reveals the events and ideas that transpired within this Khalsa (Sikh Brotherhood) movement, transforming the Kashmir shawl to one of powerful ethnic proportions. During this era of Punjab's colorful history a variety of complex and enigmatic patterns emerged, some purely geometric, others symbolic, which have long eluded textiles experts. Maharaja Runjit Singh's takeover of Kashmir in 1819 had an extraordinary impact on the fashion of the legendary Kashmir shawl, giving rise to "a major artistic expression in the subcontinent". Through the exploration of miniature painting of Northern India and the hill states, Kashmiri manuscripts, the Sikh Holy Scriptures of the Sri Adi Granth and Janam Sakhis, and illustrations of unique shawls from world collections, Ames describes with his usual penchant for exacting detail the nature and source of these enigmatic patterns that define the Sikh period. In addition, textile enthusiasts will discover new material in chapters devoted to the Mughal period, lacquer painting and Indo-Persian shawl influences and trade". Hardcover. 9"x12", 256 pages, 208 color and 18 black & white illustrations, dust jacket. Fine.

Inventory #: 90445
Price: $ 89.95       




Anderson, Clarita S. American Coverlets and Their Weavers. Coverlets from the Collection of Foster and Muriel McCarl. Colonial Williamsburg/Ohio University Press: 2002. "Coverlets in America, hand-woven in the 19th century in vibrant colors of red, blue, white, and green, are as treasured today as they ever were. Often identified with their date, maker, and patron, these antiques have also become a vital record of our heritage. This book catalogs more than 50 coverlets and their creators in detail, with large color plates and closeup views of the textiles. It also offers an annotated dictionary of 700 professional American weavers of figured and fancy coverlets, compiled from the University of Maryland Historic Textile Database and the files at the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum." Hardcover. 9"x11", 247 pages, color illustrations, dj. New.

Inventory #: 95090
Price: $ 25.00       




Anderson, Clarita S. American Coverlets and Their Weavers. Coverlets from the Collection of Foster and Muriel McCarl. Colonial Williamsburg/Ohio University Press: 2002. "Coverlets in America, hand-woven in the 19th century in vibrant colors of red, blue, white, and green, are as treasured today as they ever were. Often identified with their date, maker, and patron, these antiques have also become a vital record of our heritage. This book catalogs more than 50 coverlets and their creators in detail, with large color plates and closeup views of the textiles. It also offers an annotated dictionary of 700 professional American weavers of figured and fancy coverlets, compiled from the University of Maryland Historic Textile Database and the files at the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum." Hardcover. 9"x11", 247 pages, color illustrations, dj. Minor wear.

Inventory #: 35739
Price: $ 40.00       




Barnard, Nicholas. Living with Decorative Textiles. Tribal Arts from Africa, Asia and the Americas. New York Doubleday: 1989. An engaging history/collecting-decorating guide to understanding, using & displaying ethic textiles. Chapters include- origins - Function - Materials & Techniques - Decorative Hangings - Unusually Decorative - Decorative Floor Covers - Sources and Services. Hardcover. 10"x10.5", 192 pages, color, black & white and line illustrations, dust jacket. Minor wear.

Inventory #: 35171
Price: $ 35.00       




Barnard, Toby. Making the Grand Figure. Lives and Possessions in Ireland, 1641-1770. New Haven Yale University Press: 2004. "In this pioneering study of the material culture of Stuart and Hanoverian Ireland, Toby Barnard reveals a hitherto unsuspected richness and diversity of lifestyle, habitat and mentality. The compass of the book is impressively wide, from the governing elite of Dublin Castle to provincial towns and the countryside beyond. Looking yet further, it follows the Irish overseas to Britain and the continent of Europe. Through such everyday articles as linen shirts, wigs, silver teaspoons, pottery plates and engravings, Barnard evokes a striking variety of lives and attitudes. Possessions, he shows, highlighted and widened divisions, not only between the rich and poor, women and men, but also between Irish Catholics and the Protestant settlers." There are chapters focusing on the house, interiors, goods, pictures, the park & garden, sport, dress, Dublin, going abroad, and Society. Hardcover. 8"x9.5", xxii + 497 pages, b/w and some color illustrations, dj.

Inventory #: 35221
Price: $ 50.00       




Bassett, Lynne Zacek (ed.). Massachusetts Quilts. Our Common Wealth. Hanover University Press of New England: 2009. "The definitive treasury of Massachusetts's historic quilts, and a tribute to the creative spirit of their makers. The Massachusetts Quilt Documentation Project (MassQuilts) is a volunteer organization that holds "documentation days" across the state to identify, date, and photograph pre-1950 quilts in private and museum collections. Formally organized in 1994, to date 6,000 quilts have been documented (the original goal was 3,000). These quilts provide a window through which to view the history of the state, telling stories of international trade and domestic manufacture, economic booms and busts, national politics, and neighborly discourse. The project focuses on quilts that have a history of original use in Massachusetts. Massachusetts Quilts will present the group's findings. Essays by experts will lend context to catalogue-like entries on notable quilts. The quilts themselves will star, in over 200 illustrations, most of them rich in color." Hardcover. 9"x11", 360 pages, 192 color and 37 black & white illustrations, dust jacket. Fine.

Inventory #: 90359
Price: $ 60.00       




Benes, Peter (ed.). Early American Probate Inventories. Boston University: 1989. The Dublin Seminar for New England Folklife Proceedings for 1987. Includes essays on matching inventory terms and domestic furnishings, household inventories in Surry County, Virginia from 1690-1715, an inventory-based reconstruction of how people dressed in 17th century Cambridge, Massachusetts, and more! Softcover. 6"x9", 184 pages, b/w illustrations. Fine.

Inventory #: 90255
Price: $ 30.00       




Benes, Peter (ed.). Textile in New England II: Four Centuries of Material Life. Boston University: 2001. The Dublin Seminar for New England Folklife Proceedings for 1999. A follow-up to the 10997 conference. Includes essays on bed rugs, cooperative quilting from 1750-1850, beds & bed hangings in 18th century Massachusetts, rag carpet weaving in Connecticut from 1850-1880, Shaker textile production at Canterbury, 19th century textile commemoratives and broadsides, textiles in the Victorian home, and more. Softcover. 6"x9", 272 pages, b/w illustrations. Fine.

Inventory #: 90253
Price: $ 40.00       




Benes, Peter (ed.). Textiles in Early New England: Design, Production, and Consumption. Boston University: 1999. The Dublin Seminar for New England Folklife Proceedings for 1997. Includes essays on coverlets, lace production, the growth of the NE textile industry between 1700 and 1830, hand tools, youths' clothing in the early 19th century, men's ready-to-wear clothes in the early 19th century, and more! Softcover, 6"x9", 240 pages, b/wq illustrations. Fine.

Inventory #: 90252
Price: $ 35.00       




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.

Inventory #: 35748
Price: $ 20.00       




Carpentier, Paul. Notes sur la Peinture a la Cire Cauterisee ou Procede Encaustique d'apres les laborieuses recherches de Paillot de Montabert. Paris Librarie Renouard:1875. A summary of work being done on the process, materials and applications of lost-wax painting, including an extensive section on its applications to dyeing cloth. 7.5"x11", 39 pages plus 7 engraved plates illustrating the tools used for preparing and applying wax, as well as easels, suggested arrangement of artist's boxes, etc. An ex-library copy, lacking the original covers but retaining the half- title bound into old marbled boards and cloth covers soiled, contents a bit browned and printed on a paper which has become very brittle. One or two hinge cracks.

Inventory #: 21227
Price: $ 100.00       




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