Joslin Hall Rare Books

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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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       

An Auction of Toys & Dolls. Bolton Robert W. Skinner Inc: December 15, 1983. Sale 949. Softcover. 8.5"x9.5", 47 pages, 472 lots, b/w illustrations prices realised sheet stapled to title page a nice copy.

Inventory #: 8613
Price: $ 15.00       

An Auction of Toys and Dolls. Boston Robert W. Skinner Inc.: June 28, 1983. Sale 897. Softcover. 8.5"x9.5", 24 pages, 293 lots, b/w illustrations prices realised sheet stapled to title page a nice copy.

Inventory #: 8615
Price: $ 15.00       

Toys and Dolls / Fine Victoriana. Bolton / Boston: Robert W. Skinner Inc.: December 9, 1982. Sale 863 & 864. Two auction sales in one catalog. Softcover. 8.5"x9.5", 59 pages, 625 lots b/w illustrations prices realised sheet stapled to title page a nice copy.

Inventory #: 8614
Price: $ 15.00       

[Bohnsack Collection] English and French Furniture and Decorations from various owners...together with Mrs. John A. Bohnsack's Collection of Costume Dolls. New York Parke-Bernet Galleries: December 17-19th, 1952. Sale 1393. The costume dolls comprise lots 1-48. Softcover. 6.5"x9.5", 121 pages, 750 lots, b/w illustrations several light institutional stamps.

Inventory #: 7522
Price: $ 20.00       

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.

Inventory #: 35804
Price: $ 40.00       

Opie, James. Britains Toy Soldiers, 1893-1932. New York Harper & Row: 1985. A comprehensive guide to the first 40 years of toy soldiers and accessories produced by the famous firm William Britain Ltd. Includes 600 uniform styles on 2,400 individual soldiers, including Britains' foreign soldiers. Hardcover. 12"x11", 192 pages, color and black & white illustrations, dust jacket. Ex-library, w/spine label, removed pocket, bottom corner of 2 pages sliced, and reinforced hinges.

Inventory #: 35649
Price: $ 75.00       

Pearlstein, Ira & Buzz Poole. Playing Cards. West New York Mark Batty: 2005. "This delightfully eccentric catalog of playing cards from the 1930s and 40s has a tiny bit of history. The collection's former owner, Ira Pearlstein, tells how he found these vividly colored, whimsical works of ephemera mounted in two old photo albums at an auction, and triumphantly snapped them up for 17.50. It wasn't until years later however, when he bestowed them upon a friend who happened to be in the publishing business, that the cards received the spotlight they were due. Here are little Dutch boys and art deco flappers, pink dogs and orange cacti, moonlit gondolas and cowboy fantasies, and a variety of jokers". Hardcover. 12"x5", 124 pages, color illustrations. Fine.

Inventory #: 95187
Price: $ 20.00       

[Rodrigue] The Emmanuel Rodrigue Collection. Timonium RSL Auction Co.: June 2, 2007. An auction of outstanding and rare cast iron and mechanical banks. Softcover. 11"x8.5", 80 pages, 422 lots, color illustrations. A fine copy.

Inventory #: 31597
Price: $ 20.00       

Schiffer, Herbert F., & Peter. Miniature Antique Furniture. Doll House & Children's Furniture from the United States and Europe. Atglen Schiffer Publishing: 1995. "Over 300 color and black and white photographs present a unique essay on children's and doll's genuine antique handcrafted furniture. Each piece is placed in historical sequence to demonstrate the evolution of styles and the quality and historical significance are discussed. From this comprehensive study of miniature furniture, the reader will discover those aspects which determine the quality of an antique miniature, as well as those particular facets which contribute to the beauty and grace of a piece. Its wealth of information and careful historical documentation make Miniature Antique Furniture of interest not only to antique experts and historians, but to amateur collectors as well." Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 264 pages, many black & white and some color illustrations, dust jacket. Light soil.

Inventory #: 33740
Price: $ 40.00       

Vries, Leonard de. Flowers of Delight culled by Leonard de Vries from the Osborne Collection of Early Children's Books. New York Pantheon Books: 1965. A classic survey of prose, poetry and illustrations from 18th and early 19th century children's books. "An agreeable garland of prose and poetry for the instruction and amusement of little masters and misses and their distinguished parents, embellished with some 700 elegant woodcuts and engravings on wood and copper of which upwards of 125 are neatly colored, selected with the greatest care from books for juvenile minds, 1765-1830". Hardcover. 8"x10.5", 232 pages, color and black & white illustrations. Light soil.

Inventory #: 34698
Price: $ 35.00       

Williams, Anne D. The Jigsaw Puzzle. Piecing Together a History. New York Berkley Books: 2004. "From chaos, beauty emerges-bit by bit. Now, a jigsaw authority with a personal collection of over 8,000 that is considered one of the largest and most diverse in the world, offers the big picture on the enduringly popular, sometimes infuriating, and deeply satisfying hobby that has enthralled puzzlers worldwide for centuries. This volume discusses the jigsaw's history, which dates back to the mid-1700s, and its cultural impact on society. It examines the minds of such famous puzzlers as Queen Elizabeth II, Bill Gates, and Stephen King, and provides a lively look at what goes into the construction of jigsaw puzzles." Hardcover. 6"x8.25", 250 pages, color and b/w illustrations, dj. Fine.

Inventory #: 35250
Price: $ 20.00       

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