JOSLIN HALL RARE BOOKS

CATALOG 273 –SPRING, 2006

 

Two Important New Titles-

 

1. Rickard, Jonathan. Mocha and related dipped wares, 1770-1939. Hanover; University Press of New England: 2006. This is a colorful explosion of a book, packed with beautiful photographs that vividly capture the colors and wild designs on this distinctive pottery. But it's not all photos- author Jonathan Rickard provides a mighty and solid text to back up the illustrations, exploring the history, makers and styles of these ceramics in England, America and France. Long thought of as a Victorian ceramic, Rickard shows that the style actually dates from the late 18th century. There are many chapters exploring the various patterns and decorating techniques, and the book finishes off with a chapter on the potters and potteries of Mocha and their marks. An exuberant, important study of an under-documented type of pottery. Hardcover. 8.5”x11”, 178 pages, profusely illustrated in color and b/w, dj; bibliography. New. [90157] $65.00

 

2. Cummins, Genevieve. Antique Boxes –Inside and Out. For Eating, Drinking and Being Merry, Work, Play and the Boudoir. Woodbridge; Antique Collectors’ Club: 2006. All right boxing fans, have we got a book for you! You really have to see this book to believe it. It’s big, it’s beautiful, and it’s packed with fantastic antique boxes- boxes for eating, drinking, “being merry” (oh my), work boxes, alms boxes, boxes for play, hobbies, sewing, gaming, knives, tea, salt, betel boxes, cricket boxes, hat boxes, writing boxes, perfume boxes –if somebody put it in a box, the box is here. And Cummins is not only concerned with outward appearances- one of the most valuable aspects of this book is that most of the boxes are also shown opened- with their original, or nearly original, contents. “Boxes are beguiling,” the jacket says, “because they can have the double delight of an enticing exterior and the anticipation and satisfaction of a fully fitted interior.” There’s a lot of satisfaction to be had from this book. Hardcover. 9.5”x12”, 439 pages, packed with color and b/w illustrations, dj; bibliography. New. [90166] $69.50

 

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3. The American Heritage Auction of Americana. New York; Sotheby Parke Bernet: November 17-19, 1977. Sale 4048. Furniture, glass, ceramics, silver, folk art, and on and on and on... Softcover. 8.5"x9.5", about 400 pages, 1289 lots, some cover soil.  [08626] $30.00

 

4. American Historical Documents, Letters and Books, Property of Heritage Foundation, Deerfield, Massachusetts. New York; Parke-Bernet Galleries: November 17, 1964. A remarkable auction of a private collection donated to the Heritage Foundation and sold to raise funds for its preservation programs. Included were the personal papers of Lord Grenville regarding the Stamp Act, the original manuscript report of the commissioners of the Annapolis Convention (precursor to the Constitutional Convention), and nice Washington items, including a long handwritten 1778 letter explaining his opposition to invading Canada, his copy of the first official printing of the Constitution with his handwritten correction, and his copies of the first Acts of Congress. Softcover. 7.5"x10", 57 pages, 157 lots, b/w illustrations, some wear; prices realized list stapled to title page.  [08401] $25.00

 

5. Ames, Kenneth L. (ed.). Victorian Furniture. Essays from a Victorian Society Autumn Symposium. The Victorian Society: 1982. What this does not discuss about Victorian furniture may not be worth knowing. Contributors included Nancy A. Smith, Donald L. Fennimore, Page Talbott, Rodris Roth, Christopher Monkhouse, and David H. Hanks. Softcover. 8.5"x11", 254 pages, hundreds of b/w illustrations; light wear; a nice copy.  [08498] $40.00

 

6. Andersen, Timothy J., (et al, eds.) California Design 1910. Santa Barbara; Peregrine Smith: 1980. 3rd revised ed. A revised edition of the 1974 catalog to an important loan exhibition. When the Arts & Crafts Movement hit the West Coast it underwent a subtle but profound change as the warm California sun shone down upon it and made it blossom in new and distinctive ways. This catalog covers pottery, painting, furniture, architecture, presswork, metalwork, and designers including the Mathews, the Greenes, George Harris, Irving Gill, Harold Doolittle, Louis Easton, and more. You can almost hear the soft California breezes rustling through the poppies... Hardcover. 9"x12", 144 pages, b/w illustrations, dj; light wear.  [08809] $100.00

 

7. Andrews, Edward Deming & Faith. Shaker Furniture. The Craftsmanship of an American Communal Sect. New York; Dover Publications: 1970s. A reprinting of the 1950 edition of this classic, first published in 1937.  Softcover. 8"x11", 133 pages, b/w illustrations; light wear, a little soil.  [08798] $20.00

 

8. Argnani, Federigo. Le Ceramiche e Maioliche Faentine dalla loro origine fino al principio del secolo xvi... Faenza; Giuseppe Montanari Editore: 1889. Edition limited to 285 numbered copies. One of the major studies of the maiolica of Faenza of the 15th and 16th centuries written by Professor Argnani, curator of the Civic Museum in Faenze. Solon notes Argnani's special love for, and interest in, the antique maiolica wares, and indeed the author drew and colored the illustrations himself.

 

Argnani's interests were varied, and he is still remembered in Faenza as a "unique patriotic and artistic character" under whose supervision the Municipal Art Gallery was expanded and moved to the ex-Jesuit convent where it is still located. The pieces of maiolica shown in these outstanding colored plates are mainly examples of everyday wares, brilliantly decorated. Solon, writing in 1906, called them "rude" and their decorations "uncouth". Today that judgment would be rephrased, although I think I like "uncouth".

 

Hardcover. 10"x14", xii + 83 pages, plus 20 folding chromolithographed plates. Red cloth with a leather spine, spine somewhat scuffed, cloth with some soil. Contents with some foxing to the preliminaries, a little foxing to the text, and a little to the plates, primarily confined to the very outer margin; one plate has a 1" tear on the margin.  [08706] $1,750.00

 

9. Arkelian, Marjorie Dakin. William Hahn. Genre Painter, 1829-1887. Oakland Museum: 1976. Born and trained in Germany, Hahn lived and worked in New England and California in the 1870s and early 80s before returning to Europe. Softcover. 9"x10.5", 83 pages, b/w and color illustrations; light soil.  [08576] $30.00

 

10. Arrowsmith, James. The Paper-Hanger's Companion: A Treatise on Paper-Hanging; in which the Practical Operations of the Trade are Systematically Laid Down... Philadelphia; Henry Carey Baird: 1867. "With copious directions preparatory to papering; preventions against the effect of damp on walls; the various cements and pastes adapted to the several purposes of the trade; observations and directions for the paneling and ornamenting of rooms, &c." First published in the 1850s, this is an exceptionally interesting early guide to hanging wall paper, including preparation of the walls, hanging special types of paper, and more. There is an appendix on upholstery. The book also contains an extensive catalog of other Baird how-to titles. Hardcover. 4.75"x7.5", 108 pages, plus a 24-page catalog; a nice copy, with a little sunning to the covers and a bit of soil, but overall very clean, tight and nice.  [08460]  $250.00

 

11. Arrowsmith, James & Thomas King. An Analysis of Drapery [and] The Upholsterer's Accelerator. New York; Acanthus Press: 1993. Facsimile reprints of two important drapery books- Arrowsmiths' 1819 title "An Analysis of Drapery or the Upholsterer's Assistant" and Thomas King's 1833 "The Upholsterer's Accelerator; being Rules for Cutting and Forming Draperies, Valances, &c."., with a new introduction by Gail Caskey Winkler. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", about 100 pages, xxvi + 31 pages plus 20 b/w plates [and] iv + 36 pages, plus 37 b/w plates; a fine copy.  [08491] $85.00

 

12. [Arts & Crafts] American Arts and Crafts including Art Pottery, Books, Metalwork, Lamps and Furniture. Property of various owners. New York; Sotheby's: May 15, 1981.  Softcover auction catalog. 8.5"x9", 48 pages, 331 lots, b/w illustrations; prices realised sheet stapled to title page; light wear.  [08676] $25.00

 

13. Arts Decoratifs, Styles 1900 et 1925. Monaco; Sotheby Parke Bernet Monaco: September 24, 1978. SPB's Monaco Nouveau/Deco auction sales were always an event featuring wonderful items. Softcover. 7"x9.5", 167 pages, 359 lots; b/w and a few color illustrations; light wear, a little soil.  [08677] $25.00

 

14. As above, November 18, 1978. Softcover. 7"x9.5", 169 pages, 377 lots; b/w and a few color illustrations; light wear, a little soil.  [08678] $25.00

 

15. As above, June 25, 1981. Softcover. 7"x9.5", 223 pages, 359 lots; b/w and a few color illustrations; light wear, a little soil.  [08679] $25.00

 

16. As above, April 19, 1982. Softcover. 7"x9.5", 150+ pages, 262 lots; b/w and a few color illustrations; light wear, a little soil.  [08680] $25.00

 

17. As above, October 24-25, 1982. Softcover. 7"x9.5", 171 pages, 474 lots; b/w and a few color illustrations; light wear, a little soil.  [08681] $25.00

 

18. Ashdown, Charles Henry. History of the Worshipful Company of Glaziers of the City of London, otherwise the Company of Glaziers and Painters of Glass. London; Blades, East and Blades: (1919). The origin and rise of the Glaziers Company and the art of glass painting in England, descriptions of the charters and deeds, regalia, arms, masters, and the Minute Book from 1697 to 1919. Hardcover, 6 plates and 2 maps, folding copy of a document showing "Prices for Glazier's Work" in 1818; some light soil; covers somewhat rubbed. Inscribed "To Ben Gillett Esq. MP. From Geo Paget Walford, past master of the Glaziers Company 27 Nov 1922".  [08589] $250.00

 

19. Baldus, Eduoard. Oeuvre de Jacques Androuet dit du Cerceau. Meubles. Paris; Edouard Baldus: c.1880. A very scarce collection of facsimiles of design plates for furniture, metalwork, and mantels by the great 16th century designer Jacques Androuet Du Cerceau. Du Cerceau was an important designer of architecture, ornament, furniture, metalwork and other decorative designs, and was an important and influential proponent of Renaissance designs. A Huguenot who set up his business in Orleans, early in his career he designed the triumphal arches there for the arrival of Henri II. Religious warfare caused him to flee the city in 1562, but, along with other prominent Huguenots, he was given shelter by the Duchess of Ferrara, daughter of Louis XII, at her chateaux in Montargis, where he stayed until about 1575. His later collections of designs were published in Paris, so Jervis speculates that he spent the latter part of his career there, which seems reasonable.

 

The first section of this book consists of 51 plates of furniture, metalwork and ornament; the second portion contains 20 plates of designs for mantelpieces. Jervis ("Printed Furniture Design Before 1650") notes that "while students of eighteenth and nineteenth century furniture have been well served by reprints, there has been an almost total neglect of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, the only exception, apart from isolated illustrations, being Baldus's Du Cerceau edition of about 1880, now itself a rarity". Hardcover. 12.5"x17.5", decorative engraved title page, printed title page, + 51 + 20 engraved plates by Baldus. Bound in period mottled boards with a cloth spine; covers with light wear and rubbing, plates clean and wide-margined.  [08817]  $1,200.00

 

20. [Barbour Collection] Koda, Paul. Frederick K. and Margaret R. Barbour's Furniture Collection. Hartford; The Connecticut Historical Society: 1963. The Barbour's were discriminating collectors from the second generation of American furniture collecting, specializing in Connecticut furniture. Judging from this catalog, they were also involved in a contest to see how many highboys you could stuff into a house... Semowich 825. Hardcover. 7.5"x10", 71 pages, b/w illustrations; a nice copy.  [08568] $60.00

 

21. [Battersby, Martin, et al] The Jazz Age. An entertainment. Brighton Art Gallery & Museum: 1969. A pioneering exhibition of high-style Art Deco, notable because it was largely based on the personal collection of that most indefatigable and enthusiastic of Deco scholars, Martin Battersby. The catalog itself is a handlist with thumbnail descriptions; the short introduction is a riff on the development of American Jazz which finally links to art in the final paragraph. Unusual and fun. Also scarce.  Softcover. 4.75"x11", 24 pages plus 6 b/w illustrations, plus supplemental list loosely inserted; dramatic and "jazzy" silver and pink covers with black lettering; covers with some rubbing (the silver tends to rub off) and a small sticker; light wear and a little soil overall.  [08570] $100.00

 

22. [Biddle Papers] The Alexander Biddle Papers- American Historical Autographs (&c) -Third and Final Part. New York; Parke-Bernet Galleries: November 16-17, 1943. The third Biddle auction sale, this portion included more than 50 lots of interesting and historically important letters from John Adams, many quoted in full or in part. Softcover. 7"x10.5", 122 pages, 294 lots, b/w facsimiles; some wear.  [08400] $25.00

 

23. Biddle, James. American Art from American Collections. Decorative Arts, Paintings and Prints of the Colonial and Federal Periods, from Private Collections, in an Exhibition Sponsored by The Friends of the American Wing. New York; Metropolitan Museum of Art: 1963. The catalog to the first large loan exhibition of American arts staged by the Met since the flurry of activity surrounding the Girl Scout Loan Exhibition in 1929, the New York State furniture exhibition of 1934 and the Greek Revival exhibition of 1943. This exhibition was predominately devoted to furniture, with a good amount of silver as well as selections of prints, paintings, miniatures, glass and textiles. Hardcover. 8"x10.5", 114 pages, b/w illustrations; endpapers lightly spotted, else a nice copy.  [08667] $50.00

 

24. [Bischoff Collection] Important Continental Porcelain. Vezzi, Sevres, Paris, Vienna, Various German Factories, Meissen, The Collection of Miss Ilse Bischoff, and others. New York; Sotheby Parke Bernet: February 24, 1978. As one can see from the page/lot ratio, a fine auction of rare and desirable porcelains. Softcover. 8.5"x9.5", 72 pages, 144 lots, b/w and color illustrations; prices realised sheet stapled to title page.  [08728] $25.00

 

26. [Blaske Collection] The Edmund & Jayne Blaske Collection of American Historical Flasks [and] Part II. Bolton; Robert Skinner: May 20-21st, 1983 [and] September 16-17, 1983. One of the finest and most sweeping collections of historical flasks, catalogued by Norman Hecksher and presented in fine, fully illustrated hardcover & softcover auction catalogs. Hardcover. 9"x9.5", about 400 pages, 1114 lots, each lot illustrated, several in color; light wear, with penned notes & prices realised sheet; Part II- Softcover, 8.5"x9", about 150 pages, 648 lots, b/w and color illustrations; price sheet stapled to title page, with an institutional stamp; light wear.  [08638] $125.00

 

27. Bohan, Peter J. American Gold, 1700-1860. A Monograph Based on a Loan Exhibition. New Haven; Yale University Art Gallery: 1963. The catalog to a loan exhibition of 147 pieces of American gold, 25 of which are illustrated. As Bohan points out in his foreword, it is curious that so little goldwork from this time period has survived to the present day, but such is the case. Those examples that have survived show fine workmanship and design; interestingly, they are almost all small items such as jewelry, snuff boxes, buttons, etc., which provides a dramatic comparison to the large-size objects Alfred Jones illustrates and discusses in his monograph on English goldwares of the same periods. Bohan provides an overview of American goldwork and goldsmiths, as well as a descriptive catalog of the exhibition in this diminutive but scarce catalog. Softcover. 7"x7", 52 pages, 25 b/w illustrations. Light soil.  [08813] $200.00

 

28. [Bourlier-Collard Collection] French Provencal Furniture and Works of Art from the Regence Period to the Age of Romanticism, Collection of Andre Bourlier-Collard, Paris. New York; American Art Association: February 13-14, 1931. A delightful early auction featuring Consular and Empire-era furniture and decorations. Softcover. 7.5"x10.5", 82 pages, 421 lots, b/w illustrations; light wear, a little soil, number on cover.  [08531] $35.00

 

29. Brandt Steele. Indianapolis Arts & Crafts Designer and Potter. Indianapolis Museum of Art: 1994. An exhibition devoted to the work of the Midwestern Arts & Crafts potter and designer of stained glass windows and interiors. Softcover. 7"x10", 38 pages, color and b/w illustrations; a fine copy.  [08826] $20.00

 

30. Branin, M. Lelyn. The Early Potters and Potteries of Maine. Augusta; Maine State Museum: 1978. A study, region by region, of Maine's redware and stoneware industry; the most detailed and comprehensive account of Maine potters and their wares. "Describes the location of each pottery, its owners, and the type of ware turned out in a carefully documented narrative" -Strong. [Strong 299] [Weidner A43] Hardcover. 7"x10", 262 pages, b/w illustrations, dj; annotated; light wear, jacket just a little rubbed.  [08685] $200.00

 

31. Brooke, Xanthe. Catalogue of Embroideries. The Lady Lever Art Gallery.

National Museums & Galleries on Merseyside: 1992. A catalog of one of the richest private collections of 17th and 18th century English pictorial needlework ever assembled. Each embroidery is meticulously illustrated and described. And the embroideries? Fantastical is an understatement... Softcover. 8.5"x10.5", 305 pages, profusely illustrated in b/w and color; light wear.  [08827] $45.00

 

32. Buck, John H. Old Plate, Ecclesiastical, Decorative and Domestic; Its Makers and Marks. New York; The Gorham Manufacturing Company: 1888. One of the first attempts to study old silver as an item of interest to collectors, and without doubt the best of these early studies. It was also the first study to treat American colonial silver seriously, albeit with only a single chapter, and that was mostly devoted to church plate. In the second edition of this book in 1903 Buck would greatly augment this material. Buck was later instrumental in the organization of the historic 1906 exhibition of American silver at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the first such exhibition devoted to American silver. Hardcover. 6"x9.5", 268 pages, 82 b/w and line illustrations. Light wear, but overall a very nice, crisp copy.  [08472] $75.00

 

33. Buhler, Kathryn C. Mount Vernon Silver. Mount Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union: 1957. A well-illustrated study of Washington's silver by one of the foremost scholars on American silver. Makes extensive use of documents and letters in the Mount Vernon archives. Softcover. 5.5"x8.5", 75 pages, b/w illustrations; light wear.  [08478] $25.00

 

34. Buten, Harry M. Wedgwood ABC but not Middle E. Merion; Buten Museum of Wedgwood: 1964. Deluxe Edition. Harry Buten was the founder and Director of the well-known Buten Museum of Wedgwood, and the author of several studies on Wedgwood pottery. This is one of his more personal books, a quirky, rambling guide to collecting Wedgwood, which provides a broad overview as well as little tidbits of information. This is an example from the Deluxe edition, with an inset Wedgwood jasperware medallion on the front cover. Signed by Buten. Hardcover. 7.5"x10.5", 112 pages, numerous b/w illustrations; cloth covers with an original jasperware medallion inset; some cover soil, light foxing. [08710]  [08710] $85.00

 

35. [Butlin Collection] Magnificent Old English Silver-gilt and Important Silver. The property of Sir William Butlin, M.B.E. London; Christie's: July 17, 1968. Magnificent Georgian and Regency silver-gilt, as well as 4 Charles II gilt sconces; really a very nice collection. Softcover. 7"x9.5", 35 pages plus 1 folding color and 27 b/w plates, 1 folding; 47 lots, prices realized sheet stapled inside the front cover; light wear.  [08410] $35.00

 

36. Caldwell, Desiree. Germanic Influences on Philadelphia Early Georgian Seating Furniture. University of Delaware-Winterthur Program: 1985/Ann Arbor; UMI Reprints: 2006. A thesis on the Germanic influences found in Queen Anne Philadelphia seating furniture. Before his death, Benno Forman was the original faculty advisor for this thesis. Spiral bound, card covers. 8.5”x11”, 162 pages, poor b/w illustrations; bibliography. A reprint from microfilm, with consequent degradation of b/w photos. New. [90173]  $65.00

 

37. [Capodimonte] Important Continental Porcelain. London; Christie's: March 25, 1968. An auction of great European ceramics including fine Meissen, but the standout piece was a rare Capodimonte group of rabbit hunters, the only other known example of which was in the Blohm Collection; it sold for $22,500. Softcover. 7"x9.5", 52 pages plus 1 color and 17 b/w plates; 176 lots; prices realised sheet stapled inside the front cover; institutional stamp on cover.  [08528] $25.00

 

38. [Carlisle Collection] Art Property of the Late Mr. & Mrs. Jay F. Carlisle, Comprising the Entire Contents of Their Country Home 'Rosemary', East Islip, Long Island, N.Y. New York; Parke-Bernet Galleries: January 11-15, 1938. Sale 1. The English and French furniture, sporting art, Flemish tapestries, silver, glass, oriental rugs & art, Georgian silver, Staffordshire and other porcelains, collected by Wall Street millionaire Jay F. Carlisle and his wife, Mary (Pinkerton) Carlisle, daughter of the founder of the famous detective firm.

 

Leslie Hyam wrote a short introduction to this catalog, and became positively lyrical about the charms of 'Rosemary' and its furnishings. It was (according to Harry Havemeyer in "Along the Great South Bay")- "one of the showplaces of the East and was decorated with the very finest antique furnishings in the most tasteful way." Wesley Towner ("The Elegant Auctioneers") says that Jay Carlisle "had many friends, belonged to many clubs...his pallbearers included Walter P. Chrysler and other notables. The furnishings at 'Rosemary' -the snuff boxes and ivory miniatures, the sporting prints and tinkling wine glasses- had an aura all their own".

 

That was a good thing for Hiram Parke and Otto Bernet, because just a short time before they had, with about 40 loyal employees, walked out of the American Art Association-Anderson Galleries after a power struggle with its owners, and set up on their own in borrowed rooms. Mortgaging homes and life insurance policies, borrowing from former clients and fellow dealers and throwing in their life savings, the small group needed a magnificent event for their first sale-

 

"It was clear", Towner relates, "that Providence had dispatched the Carlisle's for Parke's convenience, and just in the nick of time. Hyam went out to Islip with three teams of cataloguers. Stenographers worked double shifts, driven by the exigencies of the cause. Photographers took pictures by day and develped them by night, for the house was jammed with small objects -rare Staffordshire, the bronze cowboys of Frederic Remington, a singing bird fashioned out of silver. The mere numbering and sorting were prodigious labors, for there were, when all counted, four thousand items. And yet, somehow, the entire catalogue was turned out in a week, and without an error."

 

Nine thousand people previewed the sale, and the day of the auction the 400 seats in the hall were filled an hour before bidding began. The sale was, needless to say, a roaring success, and the auction firm Parke-Bernet was launched. After the furnishings and decorations from 'Rosemary' were dispersed, the house was torn down a few months later and the venerable American Art Association-Anderson Galleries, bereft of Major Parke and Otto Bernet, did not survive for too many more months than that. Hardcover. 7.5"x10", 287 pages, 1,541 lots, b/w illustrations; original softcovers bound into neat green cloth; some pencil notes, else a nice copy.  [08536] $250.00

 

39. [Carson Collection] The Hampton L. Carson Collection of Engraved Portraits of Gen. George Washington. Philadelphia; Stan V. Henkels: January 21-22, 1904. The first auction of a number of sales which dispersed the enormous Carson Collection; there were four parts to the print sale of which this was the first, and only, part devoted to Washington portraits. This included St. Memin's personal collection of proof mezzotints of his portraits of Washington, and his original physionotrace of Washington. Softcover. 8"x11", 173 pages, 1,085 lots, many b/w plates; covers with some wear and soil, tips thumbed and spine partially chipped at the base; contents with light soil, but nice.  [08402] $175.00

 

40. Caspall, John. Fire & Light in the Home, pre-1820. Woodbridge; Antique Collectors’ Club: 2000. 4th prtg. The making of fire, and the use of fire to make light, have always fascinated Man, first because they were necessary for his survival and now...? Maybe because at some level we maintain a yearning for the not-so-good-old-days. This well illustrated study begins with fire-making tools in use from ancient times to the end of the 18th century, and then surveys various types of candlesticks and candle-holders, rushlights, candle-firs, animal and vegetable-fueled lamps, candle lanterns and lantern candlesticks, wall sconces, and other devices. A final chapter touches on what Caspall terms “The American Situation”. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 278 pages, 601 b/w illustrations, dj; bibliography. New. [90160] $49.50

 

41. Catalogue of Costume and Décor Designs for Ballet, Theatre and Opera. London; Sotheby & Co.: May 30, 1974. Tthis auction included costume designs by Bakst, Erte, Gris, etc., a collection of designs for the Folies Bergere, 1917-1939, and more. Property from the collections of Mlle. Wilfride Piollet, M. Jean Fazil, Ruban Torres, Felix Hope-Nicholson, and others. Softcover. 7"x9.5", 130 pages, 184 lots, b/w and several color illustrations; prices realised sheet stapled to title page; a nice copy.  [08662] $25.00

 

42. Catalogue of Fine Nineteenth Century Chinese School Paintings, Drawings and Watercolours. Hong Kong; Sotheby & Co.: November 16, 1973. The auction included port scenes, interiors, portraits, city scenes, and more. Softcover. 7"x9.5", 18 pages plus 18 b/w plates, 87 lots; prices realized list stapled to title page; near fine.  [08387] $25.00

 

43. Cescinsky, Herbert. The Gentle Art of Faking Furniture. New York; Dover Publications: 1967. A reprint of the 1931 edition of one of the most influential and best-loved books on fake furniture and its attendant hazards, fakers, detecting alterations, etc. "Literate and entertaining, and even though the remarks are directed at the collector of English furniture, students of American objects can profit by many of the general observations" -Ames & Ward. Softcover. 6.5"x9.5", 168 pages, b/w illustrations; light wear.  [08585] $40.00

 

44. Chaffers, William. Marks and Monograms on European and Oriental Pottery and Porcelain with Historical Notices of Each Manufactory... London; Reeves and Turner: 1886. 7th edition. A handsome leatherbound copy of this standard and weighty reference work.  Hardcover. 7"x10", 918 pages, marks and line illustrations; some soil and tape repairs to the last few pages; bound in 3/4 royal blue leather with raised spine bands and gilt scrollwork decorations.  [08761] $125.00

 

45. Chaffers, William. The Keramic Gallery, Containing Several Hundred Illustrations of Rare, Curious and Choice Examples of Pottery and Porcelain from the Earliest Times to the beginning of the XIXth Century, with Historical Notices and Descriptions. London; Gibbings and Company: 1907. 2nd ed. William Chaffers, a thorough researcher, was the trusted agent of many of the greatest china collectors in Victorian England. His major books- "Marks and Monograms on Pottery and Porcelain" and "The Keramic Gallery" retain their usefulness a hundred years after his death. This book was "intended as a compliment to 'Marks and Monograms' " -Solon. Still a useful and very interesting book to read; just trust nothing he says about Lowestoft, about which he built up a well-reasoned but ultimately fanciful theory. Hardcover. 7"x10.5", 468 pages, 5 color plates and 511 b/w illustrations; new endpapers, decorative covers a bit rubbed.  [08755] $60.00

 

46. Charleston, R.J. Roman Pottery. New York; Pitman Publishing Corp.:nd (1950s). Although dismissed by early scholars such as Walters as "inferior in nearly all respects to Greek [pottery]", Roman pottery has gained in prestige as collectors and scholars have gained an appreciation for its form and glazes. Even the term "Roman pottery" is misleading, as there were many different styles; in this pioneering study noted ceramics expert R.J. Charleston does a superb job of untangling those disparate threads and bringing new light onto an oft-shunned subject. The American edition of a Faber title. Hardcover. 6.5"x10", 48 pages plus 4 color and 96 b/w plates, worn and torn dj.  [08758] $60.00

 

47. Chase, George H. The Loeb Collection of Arretine Pottery. New York; Metropolitan Museum of Art: 1908. "Arretine pottery takes its name from the ancient city of Arretium...in Tuscany, some fifty miles southeast of Florence." This elegant catalog of fine ancient pottery includes illustrations of many fragments and some intact examples. The collector who assembled it, James Loeb [1867-1933] was a dedicated Classicist who collected pottery and bronzes, founded the Loeb Classical Library at Harvard and was a trustee of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens. He was also a founding member of the American Institute of Musical Art in New York, which later became the Juilliard School.

 

This copy of the catalog has the bookplate and ownership inscription of its (uncredited) photographer, Eric Ellis Soderholtz. Soderholtz was a Swedish-born architectural photographer who moved to Maine and illustrated such books as "Examples of Colonial Domestic Architecture in Maryland and Virginia" (1892), "Examples of Colonial Domestic Architecture in South Carolina and Georgia" (1900), "Examples of Colonial Domestic Architecture in New England" (1901), and "Colonial Architecture and Furniture" (1895).  He also made a line of garden pottery which became somewhat famous amongst gardeners, and which is very collectible today. This book includes a promotional card illustrating one of his garden pots which bears a striking resemblance to the Arretine pots illustrated in this catalog. Hardcover. 9"x12", 167 pages, plus 23 b/w plates; paper covered boards, paper separating along the hinges, covers a bit scuffed; rear hinge separated with the rear cover; with the handsome illustrated bookplate for "Boreas Lodge -Eric Ellis Soderholtz", and a presentation plate from "the editors", with the penned note: "All photographs from which plates were made by EE Soderholtz May and June 1907". With a second, custom bound volume containing 19 tipped-in original photographs, presumably also taken by Soderholtz, of examples of intact and fragmented Arrentine pottery.  [08759] $275.00

 

48. [Chatham Manor] An Auction of the Contents of Historic Chatham Manor in Fredericksburg, Virginia [property of] John Lee Pratt. New York; Sotheby Parke Bernet: May 7-8, 1976. Chatham Manor was built around 1760 for the Fitzhugh family, and has a long and storied history. Robert E. Lee met his wife at Chatham, and Madison and Monroe were frequent visitors. During the Civil War it was headquarters for Union generals, and only escaped destruction during the Battle of Fredericksburg when Lee refused to shell it. Abraham Lincoln stayed there for several days later in the War. John Lee Pratt, a former VP at General Motors, purchased Chatham in the 1930s. He filled it with fine American and English furniture, silver, paintings and decorations. Softcover. 8.5"x9", about 100 pages, 503 lots, b/w illustrations; prices realised sheet stapled to title page; light wear.  [08543]  $40.00

 

49. Christensen, Erwin O. The Index of American Design. Macmillan/National Gallery of Art: 1959. The 'Index’ consists of 15,000 watercolors of American antiques, produced as a WPA project, housed in the National Gallery of Art. This selection includes furniture, folk art, textiles, ceramics, glass, and much more. Hardcover. 9"x12", 229 pages, color and b/w illustrations, dj; light wear, a nice copy.  [08828]  $35.00

 

50. Christie, Ralph Aldrich. Silver Cups of Colonial Middletown. Middletown; Middlesex County Historical Society: 1937. A study of the Middletown Communion silver. Christie's charming and informative text wanders all around his subject, taking on, in turn, the life of the typical silversmith in a colonial Connecticut town, the churches, pastors and donors of the silver, and the silversmiths themselves, who included Joseph Kneeland and Jacob Hurd of Boston, Major Jonathan Otis of Middletown, and John Dixwell, Jr. of Middletown and Boston. Dixwell's father had, as Colonel John Dixwell, been among the judges who had signed Charles I death warrant and had fled England at the Restoration, ending up in Middletown. Such interesting anecdotes fill this book, which gives the reader insight into the role Communion silver played in Colonial America and how one town acquired it. Softcover. 6"x9.5", 26 pages plus 2 b/w plates; light wear, but a very nice copy.  [08789] $125.00

 

51. Church, A.H. Josiah Wedgwood, Master Potter. London; Selley and Co.: 1903. 2nd edition. Solon notes that this work was the first study to summarize in a reasonable space all the previous work on Wedgwood. Chiefly based on Meteyard and Jewitt, it provided the reader with a comprehensive, manageable overview of Wedgwood and his works, in addition to offering several new pieces of information about Wedgwood. It was, Solon wrote, "neither too long nor too short, yet it contains all that a collector of Wedgwood ware is bound to know". Well, there are probably a few new things to know that may have come up since 1903, but still, how can one resist adding this to the bookcase after that commendation? Hardcover. 7"x10.5", 83 pages, plus 4 gravure plates and 31 color and b/w plates; a few internal spots and light cover wear. A presentation binding "With compliments of Josiah Wedgwood & Sons Ltd., Etruria..." stamped on the base of the front cover.  [08713]  $85.00

 

52. Church, A.H., et al. Some Minor Arts as Practised in England. London; Seeley and Co. Ltd.: 1894. This handsome oversize book includes several essays of antiquarian interest which had appeared in the 'Portfolio'- "Old English Pottery" (slip-ware, Dwight's stoneware and white salt-glazed ware) by A.H. Church; "English Work in Impressed Horn" by C.H. Read; "English Bookbindings" (emphasis on Middle Ages to the 17th century) by W.Y. Fletcher; "Old English Fruit Trenchers" by A.H. Church; "English Effigies in Wood" by Albert Hartshorne; and "English Enamels" by J. Starkie Gardner. There are many good b/w text illustrations and some really wonderful full-page color plates. A beautiful book. The chapter on pottery by Church, Solon notes, is "greatly enhanced by coloured photogravure plates rendering admirably the rich tints of the slip decorated ware, and the quaint look of some other kinds of old English pottery". In the 1870s Church was one of the pioneering collectors of English pottery, and "stood foremost in the small group of independent spirits who, setting at defiance the dictates of the then prevailing taste for dainty porcelain, did not shrink from asserting their sincere appreciation of the robust and genuine character of the old English pottery." [Solon]. Hardcover. 10"x14", 82 pages with b/w illustrations plus 12 color and 4 b/w plates; some cover wear and soil, tips and spine head and base abraded, a little internal soil, small number on spine, etc.  [08722] $150.00

 

53. Clarke, H.G. The Story of Old English Glass Pictures 1690-1810. London; Courier Press: 1928. This study deals with the pictures (usually portraits) transferred from an engraved printing plate onto a glass surface, and then colored or tinted by hand. Though not essentially practical commercially, this was an interesting 18th century blending of the talents of the glassmaker and engraver. Clarke presents a detailed account of the form as well as illustrating and describing over 140 examples in what remains, as far as I can tell, the only full-length monograph ever written on this subject. Hardcover. 9"x11", xix + 107 pages, plus a colored frontispiece of Lady Middleton looking debauched and 94 b/w plates; light soil, a little wear and cover rubbing; hinges just a little shaken.  [08612] $400.00

 

54. Combs, Diana Williams. Eighteenth-Century Gravestone Art in Georgia and South Carolina. Emory University: 1978/Ann Arbor; UMI Reprints: 2006. A dissertation attempting to document all the 18th century iconic gravestones in Georgia and South Carolina. Spiral bound, card covers. 8.5”x11”, 718 pages, poor b/w illustrations; bibliography. A reprint from microfilm, with consequent (almost total) degradation of b/w photos. New. [90170] $65.00

 

55. [Cozens] Catalogue of Seven Sketch Books by John Robert Cozens (formerly in the Collection of William Beckford). London; Sotheby & Co.: November 29th, 1973. The dismemberment and sale of seven sketchbooks made by Cozens in Italy during a trip there in 1782-3. Softcover. 7"x9.5", 64 pages plus 1 color and 47 b/w plates; prices realized list stapled to title page; a nice copy.  [08367]                 $35.00

 

56. [Cranbrook] The Cranbrook Collections. Property of the Cranbrook Academy of Art. New York; Sotheby Parke-Bernet: May 2-5, 1972. Sale 3360. The famous Detroit-area art academy decided to bolster its endowment by selling much of its art collection. The auction included Art Nouveau & Deco, 19th and 20th century American paintings & sculpture, Antiquities, and Oriental arts. Softcover. 8.5"x9", 195 pages, 539 lots, b/w and several color illustrations; prices realised stapled to title page; some wear. [08661] $40.00

 

57. Cummings, Abbott Lowell (ed.). Rural Household Inventories. Establishing the Names, Uses and Furnishings of Rooms in the Colonial New England Home, 1675-1775. Boston; Society for Preservation of New England Antiquities: 1964. A very interesting study of 109 period inventories, and an attempt to "translate" them. A famous and standard study amongst decorative arts historians. "A valuable compilation that has helped to draw attention to the inventory as a way of providing insight into the domestic life of the past" -Ames & Ward. Quite uncommon. Hardcover. 7"x10", 306 pages, some b/w illustrations; light wear, but a nice copy.  [08765] $350.00

 

58. Dauterman, Carl C. Checklist of American Silversmiths' Work, 1650-1850, in the Museums in the New York Metropolitan Area. New York; MMA: 1968. This project was initiated in Dauterman's class on decorative arts. An interesting reference. Softcover. 5.5"x8.5", 78 pages; light wear.  [08477] $45.00

 

59. [Delft] European Ceramics. New York; Sotheby Parke Bernet: December 5, 1978. A varied selection. Included a rare Dutch Delft mid-17th century blue & white Biblical plaque ($9000), a set of 12 Dutch Delft mid-18th century blue & white calendar plates ($14,000), and a set of 10 Dutch Delft c.1775 blue & white "De Haringvangst" plates ($7500); more Delft and other stuff. Softcover. 8.5"x9.5", about 60 pages, 340 lots, b/w illustrations; prices realised list stapled to title page; light wear.  [08505] $25.00

 

60. Delieb, Eric. Silver Boxes. New York; Clarkson Potter: 1968. This well illustrated survey features hundreds of 16th-19th century boxes. There are chapters on special purpose boxes, Royal association boxes, applied ornament on boxes, and the Birmingham Boxmakers.  A thoroughly enjoyable and informative study. Hardcover. 9"x12", 119 pages, color illustrations, dj. Jacket lightly soiled, slight spine crack, but tight and good.  [08822] $35.00

 

61. [Dodge Collection] Important 19th and 20th Century American Paintings and Bronzes from the Collection of the Late Geraldine Rockefeller Dodge. New York; Sotheby Parke Bernet: October 31st, 1975. An auction primarily of bronzes, with many American Western pieces, as well as some very fine American historical bronzes by such artists as Borglum, Saint-Gaudens and French, including French's bronze working model for the statue of a seated Lincoln which he carved in marble for the Lincoln Memorial. Softcover. 8.5"x9.5", about 125 pages, 130 lots, profusely illustrated on color and b/w; prices realized list stapled to title page; light wear.  [08372] $40.00

 

62. [Donne Collection] The T.E. Donne Collection of New Zealand Watercolours, Drawings, Artifacts and Natural History Specimens... London; Sotheby & Co.: November 1st, 1973. Donne [1860-1954] served in a variety of high governmental posts connected with New Zealand tourism and promotion overseas, and developed a very fine collection of New Zealandiana. Softcover auction catalog. 7"x9.5", 95 pages, 179 lots, many b/w illustrations; prices realized stapled to title page; a nice copy.  [08365] $40.00

 

63. Dow, George Francis. The Arts & Crafts in New England 1704-1775. Topsfield; The Wayside Press: 1927. One of 97 copies on rag paper, specially bound in batik-patterned boards. "Gleanings from Boston newspapers relating to painting, engraving, silversmiths, pewterers, clockmakers, furniture, pottery, old houses, costume, trades and occupations".  As part of the research being carried out in the first decades of the 20th century on early American craftsmen, several members of the Walpole Society spent hundreds of hours scouring colonial newspaper files and other sources for notices regarding craftsmen. George Francis Dow, an Americanist-Extraordinaire and enthusiastic collector and author on many things New England, undertook this exhaustive study, which remains today as an important resource. Semowich 911. Hardcover. 7"x10", 326 pages, b/w plates; light wear; slight foxing to the preliminaries and title page; slipcase a bit beat.  [08584] $275.00

 

64. As above, the trade edition. Hardcover, dj; light wear; a nice copy in a worn and chipped jacket.  [08469] $100.00

 

65. Draper, Jo. Mugs in Northampton Museum. A Jubilee Celebration. Northampton Museums and Art Gallery: 1977. An interesting exhibition of 18th and 19th century English pottery and porcelain mugs in the collection of this English museum. Great fun. Softcover. 11.5"x8.5", 33 pages, b/w illustrations; light wear, a little soil.  [08764] $35.00

 

66. [Dreyfus Collection] Contents of the Residences of the Late Victoria Dreyfus at Madrey Farm, Brewster, New York. New York; Sotheby Parke Bernet: June 9-12, 1976. The contents of the Bronxville and Brewster, New York residences of Victoria Dreyfus, widow of showbiz legend Max Dreyfus. Max Dreyfus built the music publishing firm T.B. Harms into a show business empire, discovering Jerome Kern, George Gershwin, Cole Porter and Richard Rogers along the way. The sale included fine American, English and European furniture, oriental antiques, garden statuary, rugs, paintings, porcelains and more. Softcover. 9"x9", about 125 pages, 1,110 lots, b/w illustrations; prices realised sheets stapled to title page; light wear.  [08544]                 $35.00

 

67. Earle, Thomas & Charles T. Congdon (eds.). Annals of the General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen of the City of New York, from 1785 to 1880. New York; printed by order of The Society: 1882. The first hundred years of the Society, which is still going strong today. Formed to "provide cultural, educations and social services to the families of skilled craftsmen", in 1820 the Society opened one of New York's first free schools, as well as an Apprentice's Library. Hardcover. 9.5"x12", 420 pages, b/w plates, double-page plate, and large folding plate (with some closed tears); original embossed dark green cloth with gilt titles; some cover wear, a little internal soil; a large, heavy volume with the front hinge split and tender, rear hinge wobbly.  [08592] $200.00

 

68. Edwards, Ralph & Margaret Jourdain. Georgian Cabinet-Makers c.1700-1800.

London; Country Life Limited: 1962. 2nd prtg. of the 3rd, revised edition. A revised edition of this standard reference work by two of Britain's leading furniture experts. Far more than just a set of biographies of Hepplewhite, Sheraton, and Chippendale, this study details the lives and work of 28 leading Georgian cabinetmakers and partnerships, as well as 60 additional "lesser"-known craftsmen. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 247 pages, 233 b/w illustrations, dj; a nice copy in a worn jacket with a few big chips.  [08808] $60.00

 

69. Exhibition of Early American Paintings, Miniatures and Silver Assembled by the Washington Loan Exhibition Committee. Washington; National Gallery of Art: 1925. The catalog of an early loan exhibition of American works. The short introduction to the Miniatures section was written by Albert Rosenthal. The longer introduction to the silver was written by Elizabeth Benton of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. Members of the Committee on Silver included Hollis French and Luke Vincent Lockwood. The silver was categorized into New England wares; New York; Philadelphia, Baltimore, Annapolis & Washington, and Anonymous makers. Softcover. 5.5"x8.5", 107 pages, plus 15 b/w plates; covers somewhat worn, a little soil, spine split in a few places; a delicate catalog.  [08807] $100.00

 

70. Exhibition of Engraved Portraits of Washington. Commemorative of the Centenary of His Death. New York; Grolier Club: 1899. An exhibition of 277 portraits, held at the Grolier Club on the Centenary of Washington's death. The exhibition was put together some 20 years after Baker had published his seminal work on Washington portraits. Since gallery space at the Grolier Club was limited, the Exhibition Committee chose not to have a comprehensive collection of portraits, but rather to exhibit the rarer ones. Softcover. 4.5"x7", 51 pages; cover printed in red & black; light soil, a little wear, a few small chips and dings to the covers. With the original Errata slip, as well as the slip telling readers to throw away the original Errata slip and substitute a new one, and the new Errata slip -a bibliographical triple-play.  [08569] $100.00

 

71. Fales, Dean A. The Furniture of Historic Deerfield. New York; E.P. Dutton: 1976. The beautiful and scholarly catalog of this very important collection of 17th and 18th century New England furniture. The Flynts themselves purchased most of the items in the collection, so it not only shows a fine cross-section of the best New England furniture, but is also an example of the taste and collecting eye of a single pair of astute and unique collectors. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 294 pages, 578 illustrations, several in color, dj; some wear, jacket a bit soiled, etc. Signed by Dean Fales.  [08799] $125.00

 

72. Favre, Aline & Florent Zeller. Aline Favre - Florent Zeller. Ceramics Today -Number 1: April 1983. The work, workshops and thoughts of two modern Swiss ceramic artists; the work is sparse, fractured and cacophonic, and at once serene; it was obviously influenced by modern Japanese art-potters, with a just a dollop of Royal Doulton and Martha Stewart. Softcover. 8"x8", 71 pages, color and b/w illustrations, dj; a nice copy.  [08720] $20.00

 

73. Feulner, Adolf. Historic Interiors in Colour. London; B.T. Batsford: 1929. A series of 80 paintings of "interiors such as were found in former centuries in the castles, manor-houses and mansions of noblemen and patricians." Primarily 17th and 18th century interiors, each identified as to locality. A useful guide to the coloring and decoration of high-style historic interiors. Hardcover. 9.5"x11.5", xii pages plus 80 color plates; covers a bit worn, spine slightly tilted; a little internal soil; rubber ownership stamp and penned ownership signature of noted New York set designer Joseph B. Platt, who was the Interior Art Director for 'Rebecca' and also worked on the interiors for 'Gone with the Wind'.  [08605] $100.00

 

74. Fine Nineteenth Century Chinese School Paintings, Drawings and Watercolors. Hong Kong; Sotheby Parke Bernet: November 1, 1974. Views of Canton, Hong Kong, Macao and Shanghai, Canton River battle scenes, works by Chinnery, Knell &c. Includes the property of Lady Katharine Brandram (H.R.H. Princess Katherine of Greece), J.R. Jones, and others. Softcover. 9.5"x7", 35 pages, 52 lots, b/w illustrations; light wear.  [08656] $40.00

 

75. Fine Russian Works of Art. New York; Sotheby Parke Bernet: June 28-29, 1979. A fine auction, with some important and interesting Faberge items, lots of silver, enamels, icons, etc. Softcover. 8.5"x9", 614 lots, color and b/w illustrations; prices realised list stapled to title page; light wear.  [08393] $25.00

 

76. [Firestone Collection]  The Contents of Chance Hill Farm, Property of Mrs. Dariel Firestone. New York; Sotheby Parke Bernet: April 24, 1976. Located just north of Wilton, Connecticut, Chance Hill Farm was the Firestone's headquarters for raising thoroughbred horses and collecting fine antiques. Softcover. 9"x9", about 45 pages, 306 lots, 1 color and many b/w illustrations; prices realised sheet stapled to title page; a nice copy.  [08542] $35.00

 

77. Flynt, Suzanne L. Ornamental and Useful Accomplishments. Schoolgirl Education and Deerfield Academy, 1800-1830. Deerfield; Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association: 1988. A very interesting study of students, teachers and crafts as taught at Deerfield Academy, including textile work, watercolors, and silhouettes. There are several elaborate mourning pictures, and other objects such as decorated firescreens, boxes, and so on. A good study of "educational" folk art produced in one academy over the course of several decades. Softcover. 9"x9", 63 pages, color and b/w illustrations; a nice copy.  [08490] $75.00

 

78. [Folk Art] American 19th Century and Folk Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture. New York; Sotheby's: January 28, 1982. Sale 4784. Many fine folk paintings by artists including Erastus Salisbury Field, Ammi Phillips, Joseph Whiting Stock, and many others; included property from the Baltimore Museum of Art and the collection of E.I. duPont. Softcover. 8.5"x9.5", about 150 pages, 188 lots, b/w and color illustrations; light wear.  [08623]  $25.00

 

79. Foster, Karen P. Aegean Faience of the Bronze Age. New Haven; Yale University Press: 1979. The first systematic study of Aegean faience of the Bronze Age. The bulk of the book is an examination of 200 examples from Crete, the Greek mainland and several Aegean islands, including vessels, human and animal figurines, inlays, plaques, beads, ornaments and seals. Hardcover. 7"x10", 205 pages, b/w illustrations, lightly soiled dj; bibliography; light wear, a nice copy.  [08757] $35.00

 

80. Fouquier, Marcel. Paris au XVIIIe Siecle -Ses Folies. Paris; Emile-Paul, Editeur: [1912]. Edition of 550 copies on verge d'Arches paper. The homes, lives and pastimes of the Gallic rich and frivolous! The houses, gardens, garden houses, parties and amusements of the Upper Crust of Paris High-Society before the Revolution and during Napoleonic days, when the Good Times rolled again! Includes many period illustrations, plans of houses, gardens, views of interiors with design and paneling details, and much more. An elegantly presented, richly illustrated book. Hardcover. 11"x15.5", 133 pages, profusely illustrated with b/w and color illustrations and plates; tissue guards; rebound in newer blue cloth; covers with some soil, a little wear, contents with occasional light browning, touch of soil, but really very nice.  [08818] $250.00

 

81. [Frank Lloyd Wright]. American Arts and Crafts. New York; Sotheby's: November 18, 1981. Sale 4728. A wide array of art & crafts pottery, furniture & accessories, including pottery by George Ohr, Rookwood and Carl Walters, and lots of Stickley furniture, as well as furniture designed by Frank Lloyd Wright for Auldbrass Plantation in Yemassee, South Carolina. Softcover auction catalog. 8.5"x9.5", 49 pages, 293 lots, b/w and several color illustrations; prices realised sheet stapled to title page; light wear.  [08625] $40.00

 

82. [Funt Collection] The Allen Funt Collection of Thirty-five Important Works by Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, O.M., R.A. London; Sotheby's Belgravia: November 6th, 1973. Alma-Tadema was famous in the Victorian art world for his meticulously-detailed paintings of ancient Rome and other poetical locales, enlivened by semi-nude women. Like other things Victorian, he was largely forgotten in the 20th century until Allen Funt, of Candid Camera fame, began collecting his works. Softcover. 8"x8", about 75 pages, 35 lots, each illustrated in color; prices realized list stapled to title page; a nice copy.  [08368]  $35.00

 

83. Gahlnback, Johannes. Russisches Zinn. Zinn und Zinngiesser in Moskau. Leipzig; Verlag Karl W. Hiersemann: 1928. A survey of 17th and 18th century pewter and pewterers of Moscow. A companion volume on Leningrad was published in 1932. Hardcover. 7.5"x11", xi + 217 pages, 187 b/w illustrations; 16 b/w plates; marks. Light wear, a little fading to the spine, but a very nice copy.  [08747]  $275.00

 

84. [Garbisch Collection]]  Important Frakturs, Embroidered Pictures, Theorem Paintings, and Cutwork Pictures from the Collection of Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch. Parts 1, 2 & 3. New York; Sotheby Parke Bernet: January 23-24, May 8-9, & November 12, 1974. Sales 3595, 3637 & 3692. Col. Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch, daughter of the motor-car guy, were omnivorous and passionate collectors. This landmark sale set a benchmark for fraktur auctions. There have been other major fraktur sales, Shelley comes to mind, but the Garbisch Sale was the first, and remains the most elegant. Sure some of the frakturs here had had some restorative work done, but so has Sophia Loren. Does that make her less the legend? 3 vols. Softcover. 8.5"x9.5", 92 pages, 204 lots; 82 pages, 204 lots; 77 pages, 175 lots; prices realised sheets; light wear, but a nice set.  [08640]  $175.00

 

85. [Garbisch] The Garbisch Collection. Volume One through Four. New York; Sotheby Parke Bernet: May 12-25, 1980.  Col. Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch, daughter of the motor-car guy, were omnivorous and passionate collectors. This was the sale of the major portion of their collections of paintings, furniture, ceramics and other arts; an exceptional and important sale. Part One included Impressionist and Modern paintings; Part Two consisted of French furniture, European porcelains, vertu and rugs; Part Three contained Chinese export porcelains, European ceramics, vertu and silver, and Part Four contained important American furniture and related decorative arts. 4 volumes. Vols. 1 & 2 are hardcovers; Vols. 3 & 4 are softcovers. 9"x9.5", 1,695 lots, about 400-500 pages; profusely illustrated in color and b&w; prices realised sheets stapled to title pages; light wear.  [08674] $125.00

 

86. [Garvan Collection] Important Silver from the estates of Mabel Brady Garvan, Donald S. Morrison and Pearl D. Morrison. New York; Sotheby Parke Bernet: June 6, 1980. English silver from the Garvan and other collections, including some outstanding de Lamerie pieces. Also other superb Georgian silver, Charles II and Elizabethan items, etc. Hardcover. 9"x9.5", about 80 pages, 123 lots, b/w and some color illustrations, dj; light wear, prices realized list stapled to endpaper.  [08409] $40.00

 

87. Gauthier, Maximilien. Nat Smolin. Paris; Editions Le Triangle: 1931. An example from the Deluxe edition of 50 copies (of the English printing) printed on velin d'Arches paper with an original signed pencil portrait by the artist. Nat Smolin [1890-1950] was born in New York on the Fourth of July, the son of Russian and Polish immigrants. He was expected to take over the family millinery business, and he did in fact give that career a start in New York, but art called and he took time, while in Europe on business, to tour Europe's great museums. As his friend, the Parisian art critic Maximilien Gauthier, speculates in the prefatory essay in this book, working with fabrics and learning how they drape and shape on the human body probably gave Smolin a great leg up on his later sculpting career -or perhaps his natural sculptor's eye for form and shape helped him be a successful fashion designer. Perhaps both.

 

But the "House of Smolin" was never to be, for in 1920 his father mysteriously disappeared while traveling in Europe and Nat packed up and moved to Paris to devote his full time to art. Once there he drew and sculpted, often working on five figures at once. He believed that the perfect studio had two rooms, one for observing the model and one for sculpting, and he would often turn his back on a model to work from memory. "Nat Smolin does not permit himself the caprices of inspiration" Gauthier remarks concerning Smolin's penchant for long, regular hours in the studio, but while he adopted a workmanlike approach to his art, he also lived by a code of personal artistic freedom that he would not surrender to current fashion. "Climb the mountains, even at the risk of breaking one's neck, but climb" he wrote. "Success and glory frighten him" Gauthier adds, "He fears to become their prisoner, he fears being obliged to conform to the appearance that the public might choose for him". Probably just as well that he gave up fashion design, then.

 

Goethe was among his favorites, and Plate 32 in this volume reproduces a "patinated plaster" head in triangle (there is no better way to describe it) monument of Goethe in the artist's studio that was then shipped to Yale where it became part of the Speck Collection. This volume consists of 32 plates illustrating a range of the artist's work, prefaced by an extended appreciation and commentary by Gauthier, who is willing to mention it when he does not agree with a direction in which several of Smolin's works went. An altogether interesting study of the life and work of an American expatriate artist working in the decadent and exuberant milieu that was Paris between the wars. Card covers. 9"x11.5", 23 pages plus 32 b/w plates; paper covered boards. A few small tears in the paper covers along the seams; a little soil and wear. Inscribed by Nat Smolin on the front free endpaper. With an original pencil portrait by Smolin of a young woman's head with fashionably bobbed hair, laid-in loose; portrait with several very short tears along the border.  [08455] $250.00

 

88. George Washington Bicentennial Historical Loan Exhibition of Portraits of George Washington and His Associates, also a Collection of Washingtoniana at the Corcoran Gallery of Art. United States George Washington Bicentennial Commission: 1932. The descriptive catalog to a major loan exhibition featuring 160 portraits and a smattering of other "artifacts" related to Washington and his "associates" Softcover. 6"x9", 68 pages, 3 b/w plates; a very nice copy.  [08471] $60.00

 

89. Gibson, Michael. 19th Century Lustreware. Woodbridge; Antique Collectors’ Club: 1999. Lustreware is so popular- you’d think there would be more books on it. In this volume one of the foremost experts on lustreware provides a wealth of detail on the history of lusterware, its decoration and manufacturers. Gibson “incorporates all the latest research into his text, in some cases re-thinking of previously held theories... the techniques of lustring are described in some detail and there is a comprehensive coverage of the companies and personalities involved in its manufacture." Hardcover. 8.5”x11”, 191 pages, color and b/w illustrations, dj; bibliography. New. [90164] $89.50

 

90. Gilhespy, F. Bradshaw.  Crown Derby Porcelain. Leigh-on-Sea; F. Lewis: 1951. Edition limited to 600 signed copies.  An important reference. Gilhespy was a careful and meticulous researcher, sparing of unsupported attributions and statements. He revises much of Hurlbutt's work while providing a complete history and examination of Crown Derby porcelain. The text discusses glazes, forms, pattern books, artists (by period), special productions, blue & white wares, figures, and the modelers (by period). There is a bibliography and also discussion of the Haslem and Bemrose collection catalogs. The illustrations are of fine quality. Hardcover. 7.5"x10", 108 pages, plus 108 b/w plates, dj; a nice copy in a lightly soiled jacket.  [08712] $150.00

 

91. [Gilpin Collection] The Contents of 'Scaleby', Boyce, Virginia, The Property of the Estate of Kenneth N. Gilpin. New York; Christie's: June 16-17, 1981. A nice auction of American and English furniture, as well as silver, porcelains, etc. 'Scaleby' was built by the Gilpin family in the early years of the 20th century, named after their ancestral castle in England. Softcover. 8"x10", 70 pages, 705 lots, 1 color and many b/w illustrations; prices realised sheet stapled to title page; a nice copy.  [08540] $35.00

 

92. Goodison, Nicholas. Matthew Boulton: Ormolu. London; Christies Books: 2002. “Nicholas Goodison revisits his earlier exhaustive study of Boulton’s ormolu ornaments and his manufactory at Soho, and unearths new and previously unpublished material. This book covers the factory between the years 1768 and 1782, the methods by which ornaments were designed, made and marketed and Boulton’s own keen interest in promoting the business. It is a comprehensive account of the range of vases, candelabra, clock cases and other ormolu ornaments and of the customers who bought them. The author has once again combined meticulous research with a narrative style that makes the book a pleasure to read. Most of the photographs have been taken especially for this study, and the ornaments are described and illustrated in greater detail and in larger numbers than ever before.” Hardcover. 8.5”x11”, 432 pages, 276 color and 116 b/w illustrations, dj. New [90178] $140.00

 

93. Graphic Americana. New York; Sotheby Parke Bernet: December 18, 1973. An auction including historical views, portraits, maps, atlases, maps & views of the West Indies, a series of plates from the Elephant Folio of Audubon's "Birds of America", and drawings and watercolors by Augustus Kollner, a Philadelphia lithographer. Softcover. 8.5"x9", 32 pages, 148 lots, b/w illustrations; prices realised sheet stapled to title page; a nice copy.  [08560] $25.00

 

94. [Gruen Collection] Property of Mr. & Mrs. Robert Gruen at East Hampton, New York. New York; Sotheby Parke Bernet: September 9, 1978. Sale 4149. The furniture, export ceramics, silver, porcelain and other antiques of the noted industrial designer. Softcover. 8.5"x9", 28 pages, 306 lots, b/w illustrations; prices realised sheet stapled to title page; light wear.  [08657]  $35.00

 

95. [Guest Collection] Important Silver from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Winston F.C. Guest and other owners. New York; Sotheby's: June 17, 1981. A very fine auction of English, German and a little French silver, with much pre-Georgian material. Highlights included a James I shell-shaped spice box, George I andirons, a Commonwealth tankard, a Paul Storr presentation vase, a George IV silver-gilt Portland Vase wine cooler, and much more. Softcover. 8.5"x9", about 75 pages, 91 lots, b/w and several color illustrations; prices realized list stapled to title page; light wear.  [08417] $35.00

 

96. Guilland, Harold F. Early American Folk Pottery. Philadelphia; Chilton Book Co.: 1971. Guilland was a potter who introduced early American folk pottery forms and designs to modern craftsmen. He brings a potter's appreciation of form and design to this study, which is based on the illustrations from the "Index of American Design". The book also contains an extensive bibliography, including a listing of periodical entries. [Strong 192] [Weidner A105] Hardcover. 7.5"x10", 322 pages, some color and hundreds of b/w illustrations, dj; a near fine copy. Bibliography.  [08686]              $85.00

 

97. Haines, Carol L. & Lisa H. Foote. "Forms to Sett on" A Social History of Concord Seating Furniture. Concord Antiquarian Museum: 1980s. A very interesting exhibition of seating furniture forms from 1680 to 1850. Softcover. 8.5"x11", 36 pages, b/w illustrations; light soil.  [08494] $20.00

 

98. [Hair] Trade Card for "Blocksom & Company -Sterilized Curled Hair". Michigan City: no date (ca.1910s). An interesting pictorial trade card showing an aerial view of the Blocksom factory, which is a sprawling complex complete with tall, smoking chimney and its own rail yard. Card. 6"x3.25", light soil.  [08571]  $30.00

 

99. Hall, Julie. Tradition and Change. The New American Craftsman. New York; E.P. Dutton: 1977. A well illustrated examination of the various paths American crafts were taking in the 1960s and 70. The work of many potters is included, as well as weavers, glass blowers, cabinetmakers, and others. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 192 pages, color and b/w illustrations, dj; water wave along the bottom; light stain.  [08752] $25.00

 

100. Hamilton, Henry. The English Brass and Copper Industries to 1800. New York; Augustus M. Kelly: 1967. 2nd edition. First published in 1926, and reissued here with a new introduction by J.R. Harris. A reprint of the classic work on the 17th and 18th century copper and brass industries in England, from mines to manufacturers. Hardcover. 5.5"x9", 388 pages, several b/w illustrations; a nice copy.  [08786] $85.00

 

101. Hanks, David (ed.). Victorian Gothic & Renaissance Revival Furniture. Two Victorian Pattern Books Published by Henry Carey Baird. Philadelphia; Athenaeum Library of Nineteenth Century America: 1977. Edition limited to 1000 copies. A facsimile of two very rare 1868 American furniture pattern books- 'Gothic Album for Cabinet Makers' and 'Cabinet Maker's Album of Furniture', with a useful and informative introduction by David Hanks. Hardcover. 11.5"x9", [8] + ii pages plus 23 b/w plates, plus ii pages plus 48 b/w plates; dj; jacket with a small gash.  [08606]            $250.00

 

102. [Harding Collection] Old Irish Glass. The Walter Harding Collection. Including old English & other pieces. Liverpool; privately published: 1925. An infamous collection within the small world of Irish glass collectors -though more through guilt by association than actual defect. Harding had been one of the best customers of Elizabeth Graydon Stannus, collector, glass factory owner, author of a well-known book on antique Irish glass, and antiques dealer. Unfortunately, Stannus has also been called "the greatest villain in the manipulation of the history of Irish Glass" (McConnell, Magazine Antiques, Sept.2004). In a talk in 1924 she seems to have obliquely admitted that she had produced some fake Irish glass using genuine old molds, and she was also thought to have "improved" some of her genuine old pieces with extra engraving and cutting.

 

As if that was not enough to endear her to the hearts of local collectors, she also admitted to melting down pieces of antique Irish colored glass and using the metal to produce new pieces that would have the correct antique color. Such stories inevitably have endings, and this one came symbolically in 1936 when the Harding Collection was auctioned by Sotheby's for about 1/12th of what he had paid for it. The irony of that is that the collection is not known to have had an over-abundance of fakes, although in the auction, and in this earlier, private catalog, some of the date attributions are improbably early. Still, the collection was large and varied, and is presented elegantly, with most of the glass photographed against a black background. And if you are looking for a famous collection of Irish glass (for better or worse), this is it.

 

Hardcover. 6.5"x10", 108 pages, many b/w plates. Covers rather soiled, a little soil to the endpapers. Inscribed by Harding to HJC Grierson, the noted Scottish literary scholar and critic who wrote books about Tennyson, Donne, Blake, Scott, Byron and Swinburne and edited the Oxford Book of 17th Century Verse.  [08774] $275.00

 

103. [Harkness Collection] Property from the Collection of Rebekah Harkness at Snedens Landing, New York. New York; Sotheby Parke Bernet: May 19, 1979. The auction of the collection of the famous, or infamous, Standard Oil heiress and New York socialite who is now the subject of a muckraking biography. Her collection included very fine English and European furniture, paintings, decorations and garden furniture. Softcover. 8.5"x9", about 80 pages, 268 lots, 1 color and many b/w illustrations; prices realised sheet stapled to title page; light wear, slight water adhesion to the middle of the page bases; cover with slight adhesion loss in the middle of the bottom edge.  [08549] $35.00

 

104. Harris, John. Interiors. London; Hazlitt, Gooden & Fox: 1981. The catalog to an exhibition of watercolors, oils and drawings of English and Continental interiors, predominantly 19th century. Softcover. 7"x9.5", 43 pages, plus 12 color and 83 b/w plates; light wear.  [08604] $40.00

 

105. Hayden, Arthur. Royal Copenhagen Porcelain. Its History and Development from the Eighteenth Century to the Present Day. London; T. Fisher Unwin: 1911. A massive, well illustrated survey of Royal Copenhagen and its works over the last two hundred years, including the Fournier Period of soft-paste [1760-1766]; the Muller Period of hard-paste [1773-1810]; the "Decadent Period" [the 19th century -well, this was written in 1911, when nothing good was admitted to have happened in the 19th century] and the "Modern Renaissance". The illustrations drew on the royal collections of England, Germany, Russia, Denmark and Greece, and also the private collections of Morgan, Franks and others. Certainly the ultimate Royal Copenhagen book, and elegantly set up and designed to boot -a real pleasure. Not to be confused with the much smaller "Chats on Royal Copenhagen" book also by Hayden. Hardcover. 9"x11.5", 452 pages, 5 color and 137 b/w illustrations; original grey and cream cloth with gilt titles and an impressed Royal Copenhagen crown. Light cover soil, and wear, hinges ever so lightly shaken; former owner's large but not unpleasing ink inscription of presentation on the endpaper (ca.1911).  [08705] $300.00

 

106. Heal, Ambrose. London Tradesmen's Cards of the XVIII Century. An Account of Their Origin and Use. London; B.T. Batsford Ltd.: 1925. One of 100 copies specially bound in half vellum for members of the First Edition Club; the trade edition was limited to 950 copies. The first study of the fascinating world of the 18th century tradesman's card. This book is many things: a survey of 18th century London trades; a survey of imports and manufactures; a study of often extremely intricate examples of the engraver's art (including cards by Hogarth); an eye-opening exercise into how trades could be combined (cabinetmakers often doubled as undertakers); a fabulous collection of 18th century engraved art and whimsy; an elegant, carefully conceived book; and finally, a lot of fun. Hardcover. 7"x10", 110 pages plus 101 full-page b/w plates. Bound in half vellum and blue cloth, as issued. Light spotting on title page, as is often found. Covers a little dusty and edges just a bit faded, spine slight rubbed with a little gilt off the letters; spine slightly cocked to the left, but overall a nice, tight, clean copy.  [08463] $650.00

 

107. Helliwell, Stephen. Understanding Antique Silver Plate. Woodbridge; Antique Collectors' Club: 2000. If it looks like silver but it’s not... yes, that’s right, this is a generously illustrated, scholarly guide to antique silver plated wares, with all the good attributes that go into the Antique Collectors’ Club’s fine books. After you finish you may not completely understand antique silver plate, but you’ll be able to empathize with it and have a good dialogue. Hardcover. 8.5”x11”, 230 pages, color and b/w illustrations, dj. New. [90174] $59.50

 

108. Hering, D.W. Key to the Watches in the James Arthur Collection of Clocks and Watches at New York University. Addendum to 'The Lure of the Clock'. New York University: May, 1934. A pamphlet intended to better document the watch makers in the Arthur Collection. Includes many nice illustrations of fantastic examples. Softcover. 6"x9", 23 pages plus 8 b/w plates; light wear.  [08804] $25.00

 

109. Herman, Lloyd E. American Porcelain: New Expressions in an Ancient Art. Forest Grove; Timber Press: 1981. An important traveling exhibition of the work of 108 artist potters, with illustrations of their work, biographical information and artists' statements. There are short essays on the history of porcelain, and its history in the United States, but the heart of the book is the catalog of porcelains and their creators. The porcelains were chosen to illustrate a broad range of views and approaches, and this broad range is also shown in each potters' answer to the question, "why do you work in porcelain?". An entertaining and illuminating survey. Softcover. 8.5"x11", 135 pages, color and b/w illustrations; covers rubbed, a little wear.  [08751] $35.00

 

110. Hewitt, Benjamin A., Patricia E. Kane & Gerald W.R. Ward. The Work of Many Hands, Card Tables in Federal America 1790-1820. New Haven; Yale University Art Gallery: 1982. A standard and much sought-after reference. Ames & Ward note: "This catalogue presents a detailed examination of the card table...based on Hewitt's statistical analysis of 176 characteristics of each of some 400 surviving tables, the catalogue provides new information about the design and construction of tables from twelve regional centers of, and establishes norms for, the attribution of federal-period objects...The book contains a lengthy essay by Hewitt; detailed entries, prepared by Hewitt and Barbara McLean Ward, on 56 of the tables included in the study; basic information on the 374 tables in the study; numerous line drawings of construction; illustrations, many in color, of the 151 varieties of patterned and pictorial inlay found on the tables in the study; an essay on the role of price and design books by Kane; and some observations on the role of card playing by Gerald Ward. The culmination of a decade of research by Hewitt, this publication marked the first time that a scientific method of connoisseurship was applied to the study of American furniture on this scale and suggests a methodology - rigorous and precise - that can be applied to other large, homogeneous groups of objects". Softcover. 9"x10.5", 198 pages, b/w and some color illustrations; a little wear, just a little soil, tips lightly thumbed, but a nice copy.  [08766] $875.00

 

111. Highly Important Old English Silver. London; Christie's: December 14, 1966. Fine Georgian silver as well as pieces from the reigns of Charles II and James II, an Elizabethan communion cup and cover, Henry VIII Maidenhead spoon, and more. Softcover auction catalog. 7"x9.5", 36 pages plus 30 b/w plates, one folding; 93 lots, prices realized list stapled inside the front cover; light wear.  [08412] $25.00

 

112. [Hindley, et al] Prints of Our Forefathers. Decorative Historical Americana From Colonial Days to the Post-Civil War Era. New York; American Art Association / Anderson Galleries: April 4th, 1935. Sale 4168. An auction of outstanding and rare naval, historical and view prints. Includes several rare Washington prints, including a London 1785 print of GW with his horse, rare 1800 prints of GW & Family, etc. Includes material from the collections of Charles T. Hindley and A.E. Norton of New York, Charles H. Fish of Boston, and others. Softcover. 6.5"x9.5", 45 pages, 188 lots, b/w illustrations; a nice copy.  [08551] $35.00

 

113. Hipkiss, Edwin J. Eighteenth Century American Arts. The M. and M. Karolik Collection of Paintings, Drawings, Engravings, Furniture, Silver, Needlework & Incidental Objects Gathered to Illustrate the Achievements of American Artists and Craftsmen of the Period from 1720 to 1820. Cambridge; Harvard University Press: 1941.

 

The well illustrated and important catalog of this major collection of American furniture, silver and accessories. "This beautifully printed volume, set in Monotype Bembo and with full-tone collotype illustrations, established a high visual standard for furniture catalogs that was emulated by Joseph Downs in the 1950s and Morrison Hecksher in the 1980s. The catalog includes 125 examples of high-style furniture, the vast majority from Massachusetts and Rhode Island, although some superb Philadelphia objects are included. These objects are not included in Richard Randall's 1965 catalog. Karolik's musings, "As I Reflect upon the Collection", provide a fascinating look at the mind of an idiosyncratic collector" -Ames & Ward.

 

Maxim Karolik (1893-1963) was a Russian opera singer, immigrant, and art collector and benefactor who cut a swath through the Boston and American collecting scenes. The magnificent bequests of American furniture and paintings he and his wife made to Boston's Museum of Fine Arts earned them a place in the pantheon of Boston's patrons of the arts, and their rediscovery and championing of the works of Fitz Hugh Lane and Martin Johnson Heade, along with 19th century American fine and folk artists earned them a place in American collecting lore. The Karoliks deflected such honors, and in an open letter to the MFA's Director, Maxim Karolik declared "We are not 'Patrons of Art' or 'Public Benefactors.' We refuse to accept these banal labels. We accept with pleasure only one label: 'Useful'." Semowich 1352. Hardcover. 9"x11.5", 366 pages, 318 b/w illustrations; light wear, a little soil, but a nice copy.  [08450] $375.00

 

114. Hipkiss, Edwin J. The Philip Leffingwell Spalding Collection of Early American Silver. Boston; Published for the Museum of Fine Arts by the Harvard University Press: 1943. A singular collection of fifty pieces of American silver by 30 craftsmen; 32 of these pieces were made by 16 craftsmen who worked or were born in the 17th century. The catalog is elegantly produced, and features fine gravure illustrations, with many photographs of decorative details and marks. Hardcover. 8"x10", 84 pages, b/w illustrations; covers with a few light stains and some soil; a little wear at the tips, etc.  [08481] $150.00

 

115. [Hodgson Collection] The Jacqueline D. Hodgson Collection of Important American Ceramics. New York; Sotheby Parke Bernet: January 22, 1974. An important auction of rare 19th century American pottery, with Bennington, salt-glazed stoneware, Pennsylvania and Shenandoah redware and folk pottery, animal and figural bottles and flasks, and NJ, Pennsylvania & Ohio wares. Softcover. 8.5"x9", 55 pages, 202 lots, many b/w illustrations and 2 color plates; prices realized list stapled to title page; a nice copy.  [08430] $100.00

 

116. Honey, W.B. European Ceramic Art. Dictionary of Factories, Artists, Technical Terms and General Information from the end of the Middle Ages to about 1815. London; Faber & Faber:1952. A comprehensive encyclopedia/dictionary of factories, artists and terms. Still an essential reference and one of the best and most comprehensive dictionaries on the subject. A companion volume of photographs of ceramics was also published. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 788 pages, b/w and line illustrations, 4 color plates, marks; a working copy with a clear-taped spine and internally reglued hinges; some pencil marks.

A working copy, but really a very clean and good one.  [08704] $150.00

 

117. Honey, W.B. [ed.]. English Ceramic Circle. English Pottery and Porcelain: Commemorative Catalogue of an Exhibition held at the Victoria and Albert Museum May 5th - June 20th, 1948. London; Routledge and Kegan Paul, Ltd.: 1949. Edition limited to 1000 copies. A loan exhibition drawn from the members of the English Ceramic Circle, on the occasion of the group’s 21st Anniversary. A range of wares was exhibited, "not intended to cover impartially every type", but to illustrate "the enthusiasms and particular interests of collectors of the present day". Predictably the porcelains fare better than the potteries, but there are nice examples of delft and slipwares, brown, lead and salt-glazed stonewares, and cream-colored earthenwares. The bulk of the catalog is given over to a rambunctious riot of Bow, Chelsea, Derby, Longton Hall, Worcester, Lowestoft, Liverpool, Plymouth & Bristol, New Hall and Pinxton. The catalog includes a Foreword by Bernard Rackham. Hardcover. 8.5"x11.5", 94 pages of text plus 3 color and 120 b/w plates. A nice copy.  [08716]  $100.00

 

118. Hood, Graham. Bonnin and Morris of Philadelphia, The First American Porcelain Factory, 1770-1772. Chapel Hill; University of North Carolina Press: 1972. A carefully researched monograph on America's fabled first "china factory". Take this to yard sales while looking for sweetmeat dishes. Hardcover. 6.5"x9", 78 pages, 56 b/w illustrations, dj; jacket with light wear.  [08803]             $100.00

 

119. Hood, William P., Jr. Tiffany Silver Flatware, 1845-1905. When Dining Was an Art. Woodbridge; Antique Collectors' Club: 2003. Antique Tiffany silver flatware is highly sought-after, but collectors are often frustrated by the lack of available information on patterns and pieces. This definitive book relates the history of the silver flatware designed and made by Tiffany between 1869 and 1905, as well as flatware made by others and retailed by Tiffany between 1845 and 1876. “The story is woven into the broader fabric of the history of flatware in general and that of dining and food. Based on research in the Tiffany Archives and elsewhere, this volume discusses and illustrates 23 Tiffany-made full-line patterns (plus variations) numerous not-full-line patterns and ten custom patterns. Detailed descriptions and superb photographs document the extraordinary creativity and craftsmanship that distinguished much of Tiffany &Co.'s prolific Victorian flatware production, including more than 125 piece types -many unique to Tiffany- used for eating and serving 50 food items or categories. Containing a wealth of well-referenced information set in efficiently organised and easily readable text, strengthened further by a detailed index, this book will be of interest to scholars as well as collectors.” Hardcover, 8.5”x11”, 300 pages, 150 b/w and 250 color illustrations, dj. New. [90175] $95.00

 

120. Household Furniture and Interior Decoration Executed from the Designs of Thomas Hope. London; John Tiranti: 1946. 2nd prtg. Thomas Hope [1770-1831] studied architecture in Italy, Greece, Egypt and Asia Minor and later became a friend of the famous French Neoclassicist Charles Percier, whose influence shows strongly in Hope's own work. Hope's 1807 publication of his "Designs" crystallized the apexual moment (no, "apexual is not a real word) of the English Regency style, which had been bopping around for half a decade or so. This facsimile edition of the plates from Hope's work does not include his accompanying short text, which was more of a political polemic on reform than a discussion of furniture. Hardcover. 10"x14.5", ii pages plus 60 b/w plates, dj; light wear, a little soil; jacket chipped and worn.  [08464] $85.00

 

121. Hughes, G. Bernard. Victorian Pottery and Porcelain. New York; Macmillan: 1959. Welcome to the wonderful, wacky world of Victorian ceramics, where just about anything goes! Bernard Hughes manages to cover just about all of it too, in this popular and well illustrated study. Hardcover. 7.5"x10", 184 pages, color frontispiece and 89 b/w illustrations, lightly worn dj.  [08717]   $40.00

 

122. Important Old English Silver and a Gold Porringer. London; Christie's: December 3, 1969. Some outstanding and interesting silver, including a Commonwealth skillet & cover, a pair of Charles II circular salvers, William III silver gilt ewer and dish, and the solid gold Charles II porringer and cover. Softcover. 7"x9.5", 41 pages plus 2 color and 30 b/w plates; 114 lots; prices realized list stapled to back of frontispiece; a nice copy.  [08416]  $25.00

 

123. [Jackson Collection] Rare and Unusual Pennsylvania Furniture, Pen-Paintings and other objects, 1780-1850. The Collection of Schuyler Brinckerhoff Jackson. New York; American Art Association / Anderson Galleries: November 29th, 1933. Sale 4067. A pioneering collection of frakturs, as well as a fine collection of Pennsylvania furniture and selected folk-arts. Jackson wrote two short introductory notes to the catalog; the first is a rather poetic introduction to the collection, the second a more down-to-earth commentary of frakturs and his attempts to collect them when nobody else was. Hardcover. 6.5"x9.5", 59 pages, 150 lots, b/w illustrations; bound into green cloth, without the original paper covers; prices noted in pencil; a nice copy.  [08650] $125.00

 

124. Jobe, Brock. Portsmouth Furniture. Masterworks from the New Hampshire Seacoast. Hanover; University Press of New England/ SPNEA: 1993. A massive and important work, based in part upon an exhibition but, as Jobe notes- "The book is more comprehensive than the exhibition, including furniture dating from as early as 1675 and extends beyond a simple cataloguing of the salient characteristics of the objects to tell the story of the development of Portsmouth furniture. Both the ornate and the ordinary are represented, though the former predominate. Three essays provide an overview of the historical and architectural scene and the business of making furniture in Portsmouth. The appendices include a checklist of Portsmouth-area craftsmen, which is the most comprehensive list published to date, as well as the checklist of branded furniture". Contributors included: Diane Carlberg Ehrenpreis, James L. Garvin, Anne Rogers Haley, Brock Jobe, Myrna Kaye, Johanna McBrien, Kevin Nicholson, Richard C. Nylander, Elizabeth Redmond, Kevin Shupe, Robert Trent, Gerald W.R. Ward and Philip Zea. Hardcover. 9"x12.5", 454 pages, color and b/w illustrations; a near fine copy, inscribed by Brock Jobe. $1,000.00

 

125. As above, a fine Softcover copy. [08769] $600.00

 

126. Jobe, Brock W. (ed.). New England Furniture. Essays in Memory of Benno M. Forman. [in] Old-Time new England. Volume 72. Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities: 1987. Brock Jobe contributes a bibliography of Forman's works, and there are essays on various aspects of American 17th and 18th century furniture by Philip Zea, Gerald W.R. Ward, Jeanne Sloane, Luke Beckerdite, Brock Jobe, Myrna Kaye, William Hosley, Jr., Robert Mussey, Jr., Andrew Passeri and Robert Trent. Softcover. 6"x9", 354 pages, b/w illustrations; light wear, covers faded.  [08467] $40.00

 

127. [Johnson Collection] Highly Important French Furniture, Decorations, and Extremely Fine Continental Porcelain, The Property of Mr. and Mrs. Deane Johnson of Bel Air, California. New York; Sotheby Parke Bernet: December 9, 1972. Anytime you have an auction catalog with more pages than lots you know you have a nice collection. This superb assemblage includes stupendous furniture and decorations. How about an ormolu-mounted console table from Marie Antoinette's furnishings at Versailles? That's here, and whole lot more... Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 171 pages, 115 lots, b/w and color illustrations; prices realised sheet stapled to endpaper. Light cover soil, institutional stamp on endpaper, binding crack.  [08535] $40.00

 

128. [Jones Collection] Catalogue of the Jones Collection, Part II- Ceramics, Ormolu, Goldsmiths' Work, Enamels, Sculpture, Tapestry, Books, and Prints. London; Victoria & Albert Museum: 1924. The Jones Bequest consisted in the main of French 18th century arts, with English and German and other objects as well. Additional catalogs were published of the furniture and the paintings & miniatures. Softcover. 7.5"x9.5", 124 pages, + 79 b/w plates; somewhat worn- covers a bit soiled, tips thumbed, etc.  [08810] $35.00

 

129. Jones, Mark (ed.). Why Fakes Matter. Essays on Problems of Authenticity. British Museum Press: 1992. A wide ranging selection of essays on the history and techniques of art faking, famous art forgers, and the problems fakes present on a number of levels. The text is divided into three sections- the first tackles the falsification and restoration of Classical antiques, the second covers fakes & fakers of the 18th and 19th centuries, and the third explores the concepts of authenticity. Hardcover. 9"x11", 198 pages, b/w illustrations, dj. Annotated. A fine copy.  [08485] $125.00

 

130. Jordan, Derek H. Victorian China Fairings. The Collectors’ Guide. Woodbridge; Antique Collectors’ Club: 2003. Fairings, also known (well, not anymore) as ‘bed pieces’, are small groups of china figures made for sale and prizes at Victorian fairgrounds during the latter half of the 19th century. This new book is an excellent adjunct to Bristowe’s 1965 study, which contained a better text but not nearly as many illustrations. In fact, this is a veritable extravaganza of illustrations, and perhaps the most helpful are those in the chapter on reproductions, which illustrates old and modern pieces side-by-side. The main section of the book is a huge collection of color photos of antique fairings, arranged alphabetically. Frankly fabulous fun for the fairing fanatic. Hardcover. 8.5”x11”, 176 pages, color and b/w illustrations, dj. New. [90163] $65.00

 

131. Jordan, Louis. John Hull, The Mint and the Economics of Massachusetts Coinage. Colonial Coin Collector’s Club: 2002. The stories of Colonial silversmith John Hull and the early days of the Massachusetts mint are irresistibly intertwined, as this well-documented study makes clear. In addition to being, with his partner John Sanderson, the first silversmith working in 17th century Massachusetts, Hull was the Colony’s first Mint Master, and although both major sources to his life and work, Clarke’s 1940 biography and Patricia Kane’s recent study of Massachusetts silversmiths, note his mint work, neither delves into it in more than passing. Louis Jordan, making use of ledgers and other records, changes all that with this in-depth and consuming study of a silversmith, a mint, and a new coinage for a new country... Hardcover. 8.5”x11”, xx + 348 pages, b/w illustrations, dj; bibliography. New. [90158] $50.00

 

132. [Keck Collection] The Keck Collection from La Lanterne, Bel Air, California.  New York; Sotheby's: December 5-6, 1991. The auction sale of the contents of the faux French Château built by oil-heir Howard Keck. A number of records were set by the museum-quality French furniture, Continental porcelains, marbles and silver, and other French decorations. Quite simply one of the best private collections of French furniture to come under the hammer in years. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", about 300 pages, 293 lots, color illustrations and folding plates; dj; a near fine copy.  [08552] $85.00

 

133. Keith, Elmer D. & Frederic C. Palmer. Some Notes on Early Connecticut Architecture & The Nomenclature of Rooms in the 17th and 18th Century Connecticut House. Hartford; The Antiquarian & Landmarks Society: 1976. 2nd revised edition. A short survey with interesting photographs of details. Softcover. 6"x9", 48 pages, b/w illustrations; a nice copy.  [08815] $20.00

 

134. Ketchum, William C., et al. Regional Aspects of American Folk Pottery. Historical Society of York County: 1974. A loan exhibition which attempted to expose the regional characteristics in form and decoration of American folk pottery by bringing a large number of items together from many collections. John Bivins and William Ketchum helped organize the exhibition. Strong 193. Softcover. 8.5"x11", 52 pages, b/w illustrations; covers lightly soiled and with two minor spots, but overall a nice copy.  [08665] $125.00

 

135. Ketchum, William C., Jr. American Stoneware. New York; Henry Holt: 1991. A colorful, sweeping survey of antique American stoneware and its makers, dealt with state-by-state and regionally. Not in any sense an in-depth study, but useful. Hardcover. 8.5"x10", 179 pages, color illustrations, dj; bibliography; a fine copy.  [08801] $85.00

 

136. [Kimbell Collection] Important American Western Paintings and Watercolors From the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Kay Kimbell, Fort Worth, Texas. New York; Sotheby Parke Bernet: October 16th, 1974. This auction consisted entirely of the works of 3 artists- Thomas Moran, Frederic Remington, and Charles Russell. Softcover. 8.5"x9", 52 pages, 25 lots, all lots illustrated, most in color; prices realized list stapled to title page; a nice copy.  [08370]  $25.00

 

137. [King Hooper Mansion] The Important Collection of American Antiques from the King Hooper Mansion, Marblehead, Mass. Sold by Order of Mr. I. Sack, Boston. New York; The Anderson Galleries: December 10-11, 1926. Sale 2112. The first of Israel Sack's famous "King Hooper Mansion" auction sales. Sack filled the historic Marblehead mansion with period furniture and accessories, left them on display there for a year, and then sold them all at auction; and then he did it again. Softcover. 7.5"x10", 104 pages, 304 lots, b/w illustrations; some cover soil, a little wear; prices noted in pencil.  [08642] $125.00

 

138. [Kleinberger Collection] French XVIII Century Furniture & Decorations, Collected by Mr. & Mrs. F. Kleinberger. New York; American Art Association: November 19, 1932. This fine and well-rounded collection was formed in the first decades of the 20th century when the Kleinbergers lived in Paris, and shopped with dealers such as Lucien Israel, and Eugene Kraemer. Their collection included the works of some master Paris ebenistes, "enhanced by the skill of the tapestry weavers of Aubusson and Beauvais", as well as bronze groups attributed to Antoine Coysevox, and stucco groups by Jean Baptiste Carpeaux, purchased at the Carpeaux sale of 1913. A refined and elegant sale. Softcover auction catalog. 7.5"x10.5", 47 pages, 121 lots, b/w illustrations; light wear, a little soil; number on cover and title page.  [08530] $35.00

 

139. Knight, H.H. and Egbert Moxham. Specimens of Inlaid Tiles Heraldic and Geometrical from Neath Abbey, Glamorganshire. Edinburgh; Committee of the Neath Philosophical Institution: no date (Solon says 1850, and this seems about right). These beautiful and striking Medieval pavements were discovered in 1848, and included tiles emblazoned with the arms of noble families of Glamorganshire. A Norman, Richard de Granville, established Neath Abbey in 1130 and it became a Cistercian Abbey in 1147, gradually growing in size and wealth, with estates in Devon, Glamorgan and Somerset. Tudor historian John Leland called it "The fairest Abbey in all Wales" just before it was dissolved by Henry VIII in 1539. A few years later it came into the possession of Sir Richard Williams, who, with his son, converted it into a grand estate. Later there was a copper smelting works on the property, but the Victorian era and 20th century saw a gradual restoration of the ruins, and the uncovering of the Medieval tiles.

 

The text of this study was written by Rev. Knight, rector of Neath, who identifies many of the families whose arms are represented. The beautiful red and yellow plates are interesting early examples of Scottish chromolithography, and were reproduced from drawings by Moxham, an architect. This was evidently the Earl of Jersey's copy, his name appearing in pencil on the pastedown; he is also listed as a subscriber.

 

Hardcover. 22"x15", with a beautiful and elaborate lithographed scenic title page, dedication page, list of subscribers, and 27 pages of text plus 8 plates, the first a tinted view of the Abbey, the second a floor plan with inset details, plates 3-7 beautiful chromolithographed plates of the tiles themselves, in red and yellow tones, the last plate another tinted plate of the Abby by moonlight. Bound in at the back is a lithographed Prospectus for the limited 2nd edition of a history of the Charters of the Abbey. Orignal cloth, covers with light rubbing and wear, corners bumped; light scattered internal foxing, a few small wormholes near the margins, but overall a nice copy.  [08708] $850.00

 

140. Knittle, Rhea Mansfield. Early Ohio Silversmiths and Pewterers 1787-1847. Cleveland; Ohio Frontier Series: 1943. Silversmithing in Ohio began with the Indian trade and quickly branched out into useful articles for prosperous merchants. Knittle gives a history of the silversmiths and their craft as it developed in Ohio, and then provides a geographical checklist of silversmiths with working dates. Softcover. 6"x9", 62 pages, b/w illustrations; light cover soil.  [08790] $100.00

 

141. [Kny Glass] Fine English and Continental Glass. London; Christie's: February 6, 1967. Glass from the collections of Oliver Messel, K.C. Slater, Mrs. Ludwig Kny, and others. Lot 182 is a cameo glass plate with a nymph sitting on the moon, the work of Ludwig Kny, and from his widow's collection. Softcover. 6"x9.5", 38 pages plus 4 b/w plates; 182 lots; prices realized list stapled inside the front cover; a nice copy.  [08444] $25.00

 

142. LaBar-Kidd, Laureen Ann. Indian Trade Silver as Inter-Cultural Document in the Northeast. University of Delaware: 2000/Ann Arbor; UMI Reprints: 2006. A dissertation concerning the different meanings and symbolism of trade silver to the Euro-Canadian and Euro-American smiths who made it, traders, and Native Americans. Spiral bound, card covers. 8.5”x11”, 112 pages, muddy b/w illustrations; bibliography. A reprint from microfilm, with consequent degradation of b/w photos. New. [90171] $65.00

 

143. The Lafayette Vase. New York; Sotheby Parke Bernet: June 6, 1980. The auction of a magnificent and ornate silver gilt presentation krater-form vase made by Jacques Henri Fauconnier and presented to Lafayette by the Gardes Nationales in 1835. The vase has a variety of panels and figures representing allegorical figures and scenes from Lafayette's life. It is now in the Gilbert Collection. Softcover. 8.5"x9", 12 pages, color and b/w illustrations; a nice copy.  [08406] $25.00

 

144. [Lawrence Collection] Illustrated Catalogue of the Interesting and Valuable Collections of Amos A. Lawrence of No.85 Chestnut Street, Boston, Mass. including His Celebrated Private Collection of Chinese Lowestoft Porcelain. New York; American Art Association: March 29-April 2, 1921. Lawrence, a former architect, operated a successful antique shop selling European furniture, ceramics, iron and glassware, which was all auctioned here in addition to his private collection of Oriental Lowestoft, which comprised lots 412-631 and 686-825. Hardcover. 7"x10", about 200 pages, 1,003 lots, many b/w illustrations and 2 folding plates; priced in pencil. Bound into newer cloth covers, not retaining the original paper covers; light wear.  [08433] $100.00

 

145. [Lawrence] D.H. Lawrence. An exceptional collection of first editions, autograph material, manuscripts, original paintings, photographs and association items. Simon Finch: 2002. The catalog of perhaps the finest D.H. Lawrence collection ever assembled not only in terms of breadth, but the fine condition of the books -that of John Martin, publisher of the Black Sparrow Press. Unfortunately the bookseller who issued the catalog, Simon Finch, went into the Brit equivalent of Chapter 11 last year, proving something, or more probably absolutely nothing, except perhaps that it is better to collect D.H. Lawrence than to sell him. Softcover. 8.5"x8", 175 pages, color illustrations; a fine copy.  [08736] $25.00

 

146. Lefevre, Edmond. Le Commerce et l'Industrie de la Plume pour Parure. Paris; chez l'Auteur: 1914. My how those Art Nouveau-era ladies loved their feather-plumed hats! And it did not start with Fin-de-Siecle Paris, either. Men and women have always loved colorful bird plumage, as this comprehensive study illustrates. It includes both a history of the decorative use of feathers in fashion, and a survey of the state of the industry around the world as it existed just before World War One, with information on leading firms, the birds that were used, and their products. Lefevre was the President of the Comite d'Ornithologie Economique. Softcover. 7.5"x11", 363 + pages, b/w illustrations; bibliography. Original softcovers, light soil and wear; a very, very fragile book, printed on heavy, coated stock and not meant to have been kept in softcovers this long. Binding splitting in a few places but intact so far.  [08598] $375.00

 

147. [Leonardo] The Leonardo Da Vinci Codex Hammer. New York; Christie, Manson & Woods: November 11th, 1994. The auction of Leonardo's famous notebook, named after the millionaire who owned it, not one of Leonardo's favorite workshop tools. This auction catalog illustrates and translates this great work, which is necessary since it was not only written in a foreign language, but using a mirror; one supposes that, given Leonardo's generally wretched handwriting and the mirror trick, the contents could actually be just about anything from great scientific thoughts to his shopping lists and mash notes to Mona Lisa. The cover of this elegant and high-cost catalog features the famous red-chalk "self-portrait" that an Italian art expert has just discovered is not actually Leonardo, but a fruit seller off the street who was posing for a part in "The Last Supper". Perhaps this is his notebook as well, although since Bill Gates paid $30.8 million for it at this auction, and Bill is nobody's fool, that does not seem likely. Hardcover. 8.5"x12", 203 pages, b/w and color illustrations; illustrated boards; a fine copy.  [08733] $35.00

 

148. [Lindneux] Collection of Paintings by Robert Lindneux. Los Angeles; Sotheby Parke Bernet: March 4th, 1974. Lindneux [1871-1970] was, if perhaps not as talented as Russell or Bateman, just as self-confident and prolific, chronicling the Great American West and its wildlife. Softcover auction catalog. 8"x8", about 75 pages, 73 lots, all illustrated in b/w; a nice copy.  [08369] $25.00

 

149. Liversidge, Joan. Furniture in Roman Britain. London; Alec Tiranti: 1955. A cool little book, with many illustrations of excavated furniture and furniture parts, Roman artwork depicting furniture, etc. Not comprehensive, but a nice relaxing little book. Softcover. 5"x7.5", 76 pages, plus 69 b/w illustrations, some water wrinkling to the illustrations, with a little adhesion loss.  [08797] $15.00

 

150. Lord, Priscilla S. & Daniel J. Foley. The Folk Arts and Crafts of New England. Radnor; Chilton Book Company: 1975. 2nd edition. An informative and nicely illustrated study, with more than 500 illustrations, many of items from private collections. The text begins with a very interesting chapter on the use of color in 17th and 18th century New England, and then wends its way through chapters devoted to textiles, pottery, carvings, lighting, metalware, baskets, boxes, eagles, tavern signs, hats and bandboxes, rugs, jewelry, gravestones, and much more. Lord and Foley write in a lively, narrational style, and have drawn heavily on the works of such New England antiquarians as George Francis Dow and Nina Fletcher Little. An informal but engaging survey well worthy of shelf space. Hardcover. 7.5"x10.5", 287 pages, b/w and color illustrations, dj; light wear.  [08495] $30.00

 

151. [Macy Collection] The V. Everit Macy Collection, including Rare and Important Persian and Mesopotamian Pottery, Persian and Indian Miniatures, Persian Brocades and Velvet Carpets... New York; American Art Association: January 6-8th, 1938. The auction of the collection of this noted collector, a Trustee and Benefactor of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Macy was one of the pioneering collectors of Middle Eastern arts in America, and assembled a unique collection of rarities. Softcover. 7.5"x10.5", 169 pages, 584 lots, b/w illustrations; light wear, a nice copy.  [08386] $125.00

 

152. Mankowitz, Wolf. The Portland Vase & The Wedgwood Copies.  London; Andre Deutsch: 1952. The story of the most famous and mysterious of all Graeco-Roman artifacts, the fabulous Barberini or Portland vase, and Josiah Wedgwood's equally famous and painstaking copies of it. The original was an ancient cameo vase of such beauty, quality and workmanship that it stunned both art historians and glass manufacturers when it was found (and continues to do so). The copy was the result of a technical and artistic quest which only Wedgwood could have pulled off. The story continues as the original vase is smashed to bits by a madman, only to be pieced back together using Wedgwood's copy as a guide! Wolf Mankowitz is among the foremost Wedgwood scholars of the 20th century, and provides a fine and enthusiastic study. Hardcover. 7.5"x10", 64 pages plus a color frontispiece and 25 collotype b/w plates, lightly soiled dj.  [08731] $50.00

 

153. Mannoni, Luciana & Tiziano. Marble. The History of A Culture. New York; Facts on File: 1985. A wonderful history of marble, its quarrying and use in art and architecture from ancient Roman temples to the Pan Am Building in New York. A carefully-crafted book with a well-polished style and weighty scholarship which make it hard to put down. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 284 pages, b/w and color illustrations, dj; bibliography; a nice copy.  [08811] $60.00

 

154. [Manson Collection] Catalogue of the American Historical Library Collection of Alfred S. Manson, Boston, Mass. Part 1 [and] Part 2. Boston; C.F. Libbie & Co.: February 14-17, 1899 [and] March 14-17, 1899. The auction sale of a massive collection of materials relating to all facets of New England history- "In completeness as a collection of New England history, no library like it has ever passed through our rooms nor sold elsewhere in Boston". 2 vols. Softcover. 6"x9", 507 pages, 4,797 lots; original paper covers; covers worn, with a dampstain and some chips; pages of Vol.2 with a very, very slight "wave", but otherwise internally these are essentially very nice. Ownership signature of E. G. Smith on the cover of Vol.1, with a pencil note inside the front cover- "I had a conversation with Mr. Manson regarding this sale. He expressed dis-satisfaction with the prices realized. He said 'many of the items went ridiculously low'. On the whole, it seemed to me that they fetched a fair price".  [08398] $75.00

 

155. McCauley, Robert H. Liverpool Transfer Designs on Anglo-American Pottery. Portland; Southworth-Anthoensen Press: 1942. Edition limited to 500 copies. The standard reference work on Liverpool pottery with American designs. McCauley begins his work with comments on the Liverpool pottery industry, Liverpool transfer-printed wares, transfer designs for the American trade, transfer designs relating to the War of 1812, coloring and decoration techniques, presentation pieces, and special designs. He then provides an exhaustive checklist of designs for the American market, divided into four categories: designs relating to prominent Americans; military and naval history; American patriotism, trade and industry; and ware illustrating particular localities. The text is illustrated with numerous examples drawn from a number of public and private collections. A diminutive book, but a cornerstone in the literature of transferware, and becoming difficult to find. Hardcover. 6.5"x9", xxi + 150 pages, plus 33 b/w plates illustrating 104 examples; a little light wear, but a very nice copy.  [08719] $475.00

 

156. McClelland, Nancy. Duncan Phyfe and the English Regency 1795-1830. New York; William R. Scott: 1939. Trade edition, limited to 1350 copies. This remains the standard work on Phyfe although, in common with many early works, some attributions have been changed over the years. McClelland is especially valuable for tracing "the English background of Phyfe's work and in placing his shops' production in the context of his competitors, both in New York City and elsewhere" -Ames & Ward. Semowich 488. Hardcover. 9"x12.5", 364 pages, 295 b/w illustrations; covers a bit worn, spine darkened, a little soil, etc., overall.  [08593] $400.00

 

157. McConnell, Andy. The Decanter. An Illustrated History of Glass from 1650. Woodbridge; Antique Collectors’ Club: 2004. I’ve always had a soft spot for decanters and collected a few myself, but I think even if I didn’t I would love this book. It’s simply gorgeous. It’s big, it’s heavy, it’s loaded with pictures, not only photographs in stunning color, but many period woodcuts and other miscellaneous pictures of decanters in the 18th and 19th centuries. McConnell, who spent seven years on this book and illustrates 2,250 examples in it, leaves no stone untouched and no stopper unstopped. If there is anything about English and European decanters and their history, makers, designs and lore that is not here, well... you won’t miss it. There is also an extensive and valuable bibliography which includes a really extensive and valuable listing of periodical materials. A breathtaking book. Just don’t drop it on your foot- it weighs about ten pounds. Hardcover. 9”x11”, 575 pages, loaded with color and b/w illustrations, dj; bibliography. [90161] $89.50

 

158. [Meissen] Fine Continental Porcelain. London; Christie's: October 24, 1966. An auction with a bevy of Meissen figures, including Tyrolean dancers, and table wares. Softcover. 6"x9.5", 46 pages plus 15 b/w plates; 176 lots; prices realised sheet stapled inside the front cover; a nice copy.  [08513] $20.00

 

159. [Meissen] Important European Porcelain. New York; Sotheby Parke Bernet: March 8, 1979. An auction featuring German factories, especially Meissen. A feast for the Meissen lover, with rarities galore including a Hausmaler armorial tankard mounted in silver gilt and many rare figures, including a set of Italian comedy figures modeled by Peter Reinike for the Duke of Weissenfels. Softcover. 8.5"x9.5", about 80 pages, 243 lots, many color and b/w illustrations; prices realised sheet stapled to title page; light wear.  [08509] $25.00

 

160. Merritt, Jennifer M. Communion Plate of the Most Approved and Varied Patterns, In True Ecclesiastical Style: Francis W. Cooper, Silversmith for the New York Ecclesiological Society, 1851 to 1855. University of Delaware: 1997/Ann Arbor; UMI Reprints: 2006. A dissertation on the silversmith who created Gothic Revival silver for the Society, whose mission was to provide member churches with good, properly symbolical silver at an affordable price. A study of the Gothic Revival style as it was used by churches to represent their mission, and of the relationship between patron and craftsman in Victorian New York. Spiral bound, card covers. 8.5”x11”, 107 pages, muddy b/w illustrations; bibliography. A reprint from microfilm, with consequent degradation of b/w photos. New. [90172] $65.00

 

161. [Metals] Catalogue of English and Continental Pewter and Other Base-Metalwork... London; Sotheby & Co.: October 25, 1971. Includes a collection of Valais wine measures (illustrated). Property from the collections of Gwendoline Smith, Mrs. C.E. Burgess and Mrs. A. Gilbey. Softcover auction catalog. 6"x9.5", 22 pages plus 5 b/w illustrations of 18 lots; prices realised sheet stapled to title page; a nice copy.  [08655] $25.00

 

162. Michaelis, Ronald F. Old Domestic Base-Metal Candlesticks From the 13th to 19th Century, produced in Bronze, Brass, Paktong and Pewter. Woodbridge; Antique Collectors’ Club: 1997. 4th prtg. For many years candlesticks in the humbler metals did not receive the attention and scholarship that those in silver and gold did. Fortunately that eventually changed, and this fine book was one of the major steps forward in the study of these pieces. A longtime dealer and collector with an impressively logical turn of mind, Michaelis discusses various forms and their development, as well as manufacturing methods. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 139 pages, 202 b/w illustrations; dj; bibliography. New. [90159] $49.50

 

163. Miller, V. Isabelle. New York Silversmiths of the Seventeenth Century. New York; Museum of the City of New York: 1962. As Miller noted in her catalog to the 1937 New York exhibition, "Objects remaining from the late 17th century are rare" but, as she notes of the items in that exhibition, they often "possess unusual interest, not only because of their rarity, but also because of the quality of their design and workmanship." The same can be said for these items, which she notes in the Foreword "show(s) an interesting adaptation of European forms to local tastes, as well as a richness of design and ornamentation." The problem was to find enough 17th century New York silver to fill out an exhibition, but they located 102 pieces by 14 silversmiths. Miller notes that very little is known of these smiths, but her short Foreword does include some interesting notes and hypothesis' regarding the smiths and their work. The plates are large, though not all of the best quality. Plans to continue her work with a comprehensive study and exhibition of New York city silver were unfortunately never realized. Softcover. 7.5"x7.5", 47 pages, 20 b/w plates; a nice copy.  [08574] $85.00

 

164. [Milner Collection] Important Old English and Irish Silver, The Property of H.R. Milner, Esq. London; Christie's: April 20, 1966. Extraordinary silver, much of it pre-Georgian. Includes a James 1 presentation beaker, Charles II porringer and cover with unicorn decoration, James II monteith, George I Irish wine cistern with swan's-head handles, and much more. Softcover. 7"x9.5", 32 pages, plus 29 b/w plates, 1 folding; 37 lots; prices realized list stapled inside the front cover; institutional stamp on cover.  [08415] $35.00

 

165. [Mitchell Collection] Catalogue of the Arthur Mitchell Collection of Drypoints by Sir William Russell Flint. London; Sotheby & Co.: October 25th, 1973. An interesting collection of works by the noted watercolorist and printmaker, illustrating many rare proof states of his prints. Softcover auction catalog. 8"x10", 44 pages, 164 lots, b/w illustrations; prices realized stapled to title page; a nice copy.  [08364] $40.00

 

166. Mongan, Elizabeth & Carl O. Schniewind. The First Century of Printmaking, 1400-1500. An Exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago. Art Institute of Chicago: 1941. A thoroughly indecent catalog- many of the men are in what appear to be dresses, and the ones that are in trousers are in garments fitting so tightly the members of KISS would be shocked. The authors try to make up for the lack of pictorial decency by adding things like scholarly bibliographies and notes and such, but smut is smut, that's all there is to it. Softcover. 7.5"x10.5", 152 pages, b/w illustrations and plates; some soil, a little wear.  [08738] $20.00

 

167. Morin, E. La Plume des Oiseaux et L'Industrie Plumassiere. Paris; Librairie J-B. Bailliere et Fils: 1914. My, how those Art Nouveau-era ladies loved their feather-plumed hats! This diminutive survey of the French feather industry as it existed just before World War One includes information on leading firms, the birds that were used, and their products. Morin was the Vice President of the Chambre Syndicale des Fabricants de Plumes Fantasies pour Modes. Hardcover. 4.5"x7", 96 pages, 31 b/w illustrations; publisher's grain-impressed stiff boards with Art Nouveau style lettering and frame; light soil, a little wear, but a nice copy.  [08597] SOLD

 

168. [Museum of American Folk Art] Gala Auction. Furniture, Decorations, Rugs, Folk Art, Jewelry, Donated for the benefit of the building and relocation fund of The Museum of American Folk Art. New York; Sotheby Parke Bernet: April 14, 1983. The Museum had to relocate while it built its permanent building on newly-acquired land. Items donated by noted collectors and dealers, including a grain-painted chest formerly in the Howard & Jean Lipman Collection, pieces from American Hurrah, Marguerite Riordan, A La Vie Russie, Cartier, Bernard & Dean Levy, Phyllis Haders, Andy Warhol, Israel Sack, Barbara Johnson, and others. Softcover. 8.5"x9.5", 28 pages, 65 lots, b/w illustrations, plus 178 "silent auction" lots (not illustrated). Light wear, a little soil.  [08624] $40.00

 

169. Myers, Minor & Edgar Mayhew. New London County Furniture, 1640-1840.  New London; The Lyman Allen Museum: 1974. A loan exhibition. "An exhibition catalog that contains an excellent checklist of New London cabinetmakers. Catalog entries contain construction details and related information" (Semowich). Semowich 828. Softcover. 8.5"x10", 134 pages, numerous b/w illustrations; a copy with some water wrinkling issues and a little soil. A decent and not-bad working copy.  [08768] $40.00

 

170. Notable Americana. New York; Sotheby Parke Bernet: May 10-11, 1974. Sale 3638. This auction included the Robert Fulton Federal inlaid mahogany sideboard. Softcover. 8.5"x9.5", 207 pages, 480 lots, b/w illustrations; prices realised sheet stapled to title page; light soil.  [08631] $30.00

 

171. Oriental Rugs, Fine Examples of the Weaves of Fereghan, Kirman, Khorassan, Shiraz, Oushak and Bakhtiari. English XVIII Century Furniture and French Provincial Furniture, Flemish & Aubusson Tapestries...sold by order of the various owners and estates. New York; American Art Association: October 21-25, 1930.  Hardcover auction catalog. 6"x9", 241 pages, 1,126 lots, many b/w illustrations. Bound into cloth, not retaining the original paper covers.  [08383]              $25.00

 

172. Owen, Harold. The Staffordshire Potter. With a chapter on the dangerous processes in the potting industry by the Duchess of Sutherland. London; Grant Richards: 1901. This is not your average book extolling the wonderful wares of the Staffordshire potteries. Solon notes that this "thorough and conscientious book" was written by the son of a pottery union leader -"it is to him that the account is indebted for the abundance of dates, facts and documents that no one else could have supplied. The narrative records the almost uninterrupted battles that were fought in the past, not only on the question of wages, but also on points of rules and customs between masters and men".

 

At the end of the book, the Duchess of Sutherland, "touched by the account of what her modest neighbors, the pot-workers, have to suffer as a consequence of their occupation", contributes a chapter about the "dangers connected with the practice of certain branches of the trade," which "are exposed without unnecessary exaggeration... she thought it her duty to raise a voice to remind us all that the evil would find its remedy in the application of wise regulations, too much neglected in the past."

 

An appendix discusses the houses and living condition of the pottery workers in the Staffordshire districts. No sirree, not your average Staffordshire pottery history. Reprinted in the 1970s, but the original edition has become uncommon. Hardcover. 5"x8", viii + 357 pages; covers worn and somewhat soiled, hinges reglued (and now tight); inscription of the "Amalgamated Society of Hollow Ware and Sanitary Pressers, Mouldmakers, Flat Pressers & Clay Potters"; endpapers soiled; a well used copy.  [08687] $125.00

 

173. The Painter, Gilder, and Varnisher's Companion... Philadelphia; Henry Carey Baird: 1861. 8th edition. "Containing rules and regulations in every thing relating to the arts of painting, gilding, varnishing, and glass-staining; numerous useful and valuable receipts; tests for the detection of adulterations in oils, colours, etc.; and a statement of the diseases and accidents to which painters, gilders, and varnishers are peculiarly liable; with the simplest and best methods of prevention and remedy... to which is added complete instructions in graining, marbling, sign-writing, and gilding on glass". Based on an English text that was published in the 1830s, updated and expanded. Hardcover. 4.75"x7", 216 pages, several b/w figures in the text. Covers well worn and soiled (look like paint spots to me), spine head chipped, slight interior wear, a little foxing, a few soiled spots.  [08461] $85.00

 

174. [Palange Collection] Important Public Auction of Antique Swords. The Vincent J. Palange Collection. Hyannis; Richard A. Bourne: October 27, 1971. A fine and wide-ranging collection of antique American, English and European swords. Softcover. 7"x9.5", 109 pages, 352 lots, b/w illustrations, covers rubbed and with a few creases.  [08403]   $60.00

 

175. Panton, J[ane] E[llen]. From Kitchen to Garret. Hints for Young Householders. London; Ward & Downey: 1890. 7th ed. The first book in this interesting series of examinations of the Victorian home. This gives “young housekeepers, just launching their bark on the troubled seas of domesticity”, complete instructions for setting up their house. It is a thorough look at decorating and improving the Victorian home, room by room, including chapters on halls, the housemaid’s closet, the dining room, morning room, drawing-room, bedrooms, dressing room, spare rooms, servants’ rooms, nursery, and schoolroom. Panton also addresses details of carpets, curtains and lighting, entertaining, and kitchen arrangements. Hardcover. 5.5”x7.5”, 240 pages, 21 b/w illustrations; publisher’s red cloth with black and gilt decorations; some soil to covers, light soil, overall a bit dry and dusty, binding cracked through and held by threads in several places; a tender but nice copy. [08580] $250.00

 

176. Panton, J[ane] E[llen]. Nooks and Corners. Being the Companion Volume to ‘From Kitchen to Garret’. London; Ward & Downey: 1889. The second book in this interesting series of examinations of the Victorian home. In this book Panton’s young married couple are seen a few years after their marriage, when they are a bit better off, he is earning more money, she has popped a few kids out, and they are looking to “upsize”.  This includes chapters on halls and passages; nooks and corners; the billiard-room and library; the nursery; the girls’ room; coming-out and dress; christening and weddings; about the boys; some domestic details; the sick room; and “where shall we go for a change?” Illustrated with charming line drawings which bring the details of the Aesthetic-era Victorian home into terrifying detail. Hardcover. 5.5”x7.5”, 241 pages, 17 b/w illustrations; publisher’s red cloth with black and gilt decorations; some soil to covers, light soil, overall a bit dry and dusty, but a nice copy. [08581]  $250.00

 

177. Parsons, Thomas & Sons, Ltd. A Tint Book of Historical Colours suitable for decorative work. London: 1950. 4th edition. A valuable source for the tints and colors of a variety of periods, ranging from ancient Egypt to 18th century tapestry and Adam colors. Parsons was a firm of paint suppliers to architects, decorators and others interested in reproducing historic colors, and the continuing need for authentic colors eventually led them to this "tint book", designed for the use of their clients. It includes sections devoted to ancient Egypt, the Orient, Etruscan and Pompeian colors, Moorish and Medici colors, Mortlake, Beauvais, Aubusson and Gobelin tapestry colors, Empire colors, Wedgwood, Worcester, delftware and maiolica colors, Adam Brothers, Della Robbia and Du Barry colors, and more. Hardcover. 7.5"x9.5", 73 pages, 136 color chips with tissue guards. Light wear, a nice copy.  [08791] $300.00

 

178. [Perry Collection] The Marsden J. Perry Collection [of] Chippendale Furniture...Including the Noted Chippendale Collection Assembled by Richard A. Canfield. New York; American Art Association: April 3-4th, 1936. Sale 4247. The auction of a  noted collection of English (and some American) Chippendale furniture and accessories. Marsden J. Perry was a noted collector and Walpole Society member who bought the John Brown house in Providence to house his collection and enlisted the help of C.L. Pendleton to advise him on his purchases. The foundation of the Perry Collection was actually the collection of fine Chippendale furniture assembled by another early Walpolean, Richard A. Canfield, whose collection Perry purchased after Canfield's death. One thing about collectors- they never stop. After this auction Perry kept right on buying, and he had another auction in 1948. Softcover. 7.5"x10.5", 143 pages, 296 lots, b/w illustrations; light wear, several small institutional marks.  [08646] $50.00

 

179. Phantom Flowers. A Treatise on the Art of Producing Skeleton Leaves. Boston; Shepard and Gill: 1872. Originally published in 1864. According to the author the use of skeleton leaves in artistic projects was originated in ancient China, and had only lately come to America. To be specific, it was in 1859 that the first skeleton-leaf bouquet appeared in a jewelry store window in a major American city, and there, amongst "flashing sliver wares and sparkling gems", it was an instant sensation, and soon found an eager purchaser "at a high price". But the Victorians were a wily lot, and the secrets of skeletonizing leaves soon became known, though bushels of innocent greenery perished in the process. This complete guidebook includes chapters on preparing and bleaching the leaves, arranging the bouquets, types of leaves and seed vessels that may be used, leaf printing, and more. Hardcover. 5"x8", 96 pages plus 6 b/w plates of skeletonized leaves. Green publisher's cloth with guilt decoration on the cover; light wear, but a very nice copy.  [08825]                 $100.00

 

180. [Picasso] Prints by Pablo Picasso from the Estate of Pablo Picasso. New York; Sotheby's: November 17, 1982.  Softcover. 8.5"x9", about 150 pages, 98 lots, b/w and several color illustrations; prices realised sheet stapled to title page; a nice copy.  [08660]  $25.00

 

181. Pickford, Ian. Jackson's Silver and Gold Marks of England, Scotland & Ireland. Woodbridge; Antique Collector’s Club: 2002. Revised edition. “Sir Charles Jackson’s ‘English Goldsmiths and Their Marks’ has long been the classic reference book on British antique silver hallmarks. First written in 1905, it was a mammoth work which remained in print unchanged for many years. This major new edition has been compiled by a distinguished team of experts to take account of the vast store of information which has been unearthed as a result of much detailed and wide-ranging research over the last seventy years. The text has been extensively updated with over 10,000 corrections and an enormous amount of entirely new material. There are not many standard reference works which survive for eighty years without being displaced. This revision will reconfirm Jackson’s status as the bible for all antique silver enthusiasts. Hardcover. 8.5”x11”, 766 pages, 400 b/w illustrations and 15,000 marks, dj. New. [90177] $99.50

 

182. Pinto, Edward H. Treen and Other Wooden Bygones. An Encyclopedia and Social History. London; Bell & Sons: 1976. Treen for eating, drinking, measuring, science, lighting, printing, pastimes, reading, sailors, textiles, tobacco, tools, signs, and hundreds more. Some 3,300 objects of English and European origin are illustrated and described and separated into 28 categories in this magnificent book. The author spent his life collecting, researching and writing about treen; his personal collection is now in the Birmingham City Museum and Art Gallery. This is the ultimate treen book, and a much sought-after volume today. Hardcover. 7.5"x10", 458 pages, 460 b/w illustrations, bibliography; dj; light wear, a nice copy.  [08821]  $650.00

 

183. Pitkin, Alfred H. Early American Folk Pottery, Including the History of the Bennington Pottery. Hartford; privately printed: 1918. Edition limited to 260 copies. The first study of Bennington pottery, this book was the result of 35 years of research by a founding member of the Walpole Society. It is based in large part on many interviews with former Bennington workers. Although Spargo dismissed much of the material for this very reason, Barber knew of the research and "demanded its publication" (Strong) after Pitkin's death. This book was published posthumously by Pitkin's widow. In addition to cataloging 106 pieces of Bennington pottery, Pitkin also catalogs 171 pieces of folk pottery. [Strong 447] [Weidner A193] Hardcover. 6.5"x10", 152 pages, plus 26 b/w plates. A nice copy with slight chipping at the head and base of the spine, and a very slight stain on the spine base.  [08732] $400.00

 

184. [Princess Royal Collection] Important Old English Silver, The Property of Her Late Royal Highness The Princess Royal, and others. London; Christie's: July 6,l 1966.  This auction includes a George I Ambassadorial table service (which was actually the property of Dorothy Killam). Softcover. 7"x9.5", 43 pages plus 22 b/w plates, 1 folding; prices realized list stapled inside the front cover; light wear.  [08414] $25.00

 

185. [Prints] American Decorative and Historical Prints. Property of Various Owners. New York; Sotheby's: January 29, 1982. This auction included many Audubon and after-Audubon prints, some fine Currier & Ives prints, and many other important examples. Softcover. 8.5"x9.5", 83 pages, 251 lots, b/w illustrations; prices realised sheet stapled to title page; a nice copy.  [08561] $25.00

 

186. A Private Collection of English and Scottish Silver. New York; Sotheby's: April 23, 1993. A fine auction of Queen Anne and Georgian silver with a James I silver-gilt wine cup and an Elizabethan silver-mounted tigerware jug thrown in as well. Nice stuff. Softcover. 8"x10.5", 36+ pages, 90 lots (numbered 239 thru 329), b/w and some color illustrations; light wear.  [08683]   $25.00

 

187. A Private Collection of French Decorative Arts... New York; Sotheby Parke Bernet: February 27-March 1, 1975. A wide-ranging auction of very fine antiques, including furniture, faience, paintings, glass, carpets, and more. There are arts from England and other European countries as well as France, and some Oriental antiques as well. Softcover. 9"x9", about 100 pages, 717 lots, b/w illustrations; a nice copy.  [08534] $25.00

 

188. Queiros, Jose. Ceramica Portuguesa. Lisbon; 1948. 2nd edition. Set 629 of an unspecified edition (probably 1000 sets). First published in 1907, this is a massive and extensive study of 18th and 19th century Portuguese ceramics, including an extensive account of specific manufactories and many fine illustrations. The second volume is devoted to marks, and also contains a biographical dictionary of artists, modelers, decorators and factory owners. Hardcover. 9.5"x12.5", 339 + [9], and 174 + [7] pages, 194 b/w illustrations in the text, plus 6 color and 16 b/w plates with tissue guards; marks. Bound into very handsome half-leather with ribbed spines and gilt titles; marbled endpapers. The original card covers have been bound in. A very minor bit of browning and some faint spotting to the foredges, but otherwise a very nice, clean set.  [08707] $875.00

 

189. Rathbone, Frederick. Wedgwood by Rathbone. Merion; Buten Museum of Wedgwood:1968. A reprint of the original, monumental 1898 work, "Old Wedgwood -the Decorative or Artistic Ceramic Work, in Colour and Relief Invented and Produced by Josiah Wedgwood, FRS &c. At Etruria, I Staffordshire, 1760-1794". The original was issued in 8 folio parts for subscribers; this reprint is quite a bit handier, sturdier and cheaper. Hardcover. 9"x12", 258 pages, b/w illustrations; light wear, a little soil.  [08721] $50.00

 

190. [Rattigan Collection] English Furniture of the Queen Anne, Chippendale, Sheraton and Earlier Periods, Collection of William Frank Rattigan, C.M.G., London. New York; American Art Association: January 23-24, 1931. Sale 3882.  (William) Frank Rattigan [1878-1952] was a career diplomat and father of noted West End playwright Terence Rattigan. Frank Rattigan's philandering brought an "undignified" end to his diplomatic career, but he carried on with his "pursuits", using his son's London flat at times. The strained, complicated relationship between Frank Rattigan and his son became a force behind many of Terence Rattigan's plays. Anyway, here is Frank's furniture. Softcover. 7.5"x10.5", 87 pages, 324 lots, b/w illustrations; light soil, library stamp on cover, nick in fore edge.  [08641] $40.00

 

191. [Reifsnyder Collection] Colonial Furniture -the Superb Collection of the late Howard Reifsnyder, including signed pieces by Philadelphia Cabinetmakers...  New York; American Art Association: April 24th-27th, 1929. One of the most important sales of American furniture, and extremely well-timed as well. Howard Reifsnyder was a wealthy Philadelphia wool merchant whose taste turned to the antiquarian. He collected books, oriental ceramics & rugs, and American colonial furniture and arts. He did all this at a time, in a place, and with an enthusiasm and knowledge, which made it possible for him to assemble one of the finest collection of American colonial furniture ever made. Reifsnyder was generous with his knowledge and his antiques- his home was always open to the student, scholar and connoisseur, and he lent his treasures freely to museums, with the consequence that by the time he died his collection was known and envied throughout Americana collecting circles.

 

For four days collectors battled each other in the halls of the American Art Association as Major Parke knocked down lot after lot for staggering prices. The height was reached by the Van Pelt family highboy which was coveted by both Hearst and Du Pont, with Du Pont (using the name H.F. Winthrop) finally winning for a record-setting $44,000.As Towner sums it all up in 'The Elegant Auctioneers', "It took the explosive Howard Reifsnyder sale of April, 1929 to broadcast the fact that a highboy made in colonial Philadelphia could be worth as much as a 'secretaire a abattant' made for Marie Antoinette... In the giddy antique market of that Spring the Reifsnyder doings were a revelation, the repercussions wide and long-lasting. Native works of skilled craftsmen gained immeasurable prestige, and to this day, the auction is considered historic in the chronicles of collecting events. Forthwith, in the 1929 spender's gambol, colonial highboys became the quarry of the house-proud and the stylish. Authentic pieces were called priceless, their value multiplied; and the AAA was credited, if not with the discovery of America, at least with its multitudinous exploitation".  Card covers. 7.5"x11", 275 pages, 717 lots, many b/w illustrations. Some wear, spine base chipped, a little soil along the cover edges, etc., and the front hinge very tender. [08682] $600.00

 

192. [Reifsnyder Collection] Oriental Art, Oil Paintings...Collection of the Late Howard Reifsnyder, Philadelphia. New York; American Art Association: April 20-23, 1929. Although the catalog to the sale of his American furniture is today the most desirable and famous catalog from these sales, the Reifsnyder collection of Oriental rugs and porcelains is not to be sneezed at. It was put together with the help of noted Philadelphia connoisseur Samuel S. Laird, and some of the pieces came from the Waggaman and Laird collections. Card covers. 7.5"x11", 157+ pages, 611 lots, b/w illustrations; light cover wear, a few minor chips.  [08673]  $125.00

 

193. Reynaud, Henry J. Faiences Anciennes de Moustiers. Berne; Editions du Message: 1961. A beautifully produced and illustrated study of 18th and 19th century Moustiers pottery, illustrated with tipped-in color plates; includes marks. Hardcover. 8.5"x11.5", 148 pages, 81 tipped-in color plates; dj. Bibliography. A near fine copy.  [08703] $100.00

 

194. Reynolds, Reginald. Beds, with many noteworthy instances of lying on, under, or about them. Garden City; Doubleday & Company: 1951. A somewhat humorous history of folklore and stories relating to beds and various details of them and activities surrounding them. You have to love a book where a footnote cites the book itself regarding the author's invention of the phrase "Cubicular teratology" to mean one who studies monstrous, horrible or sinister beds, and then not two pages later uses the word archiprotoclinophile. Scandalous. Hardcover. 5"x7.5", 310 pages, dj. A nice copy.  [08770] $25.00

 

195. Ricci, Seymour de. Catalogue of a Collection of Mounted Porcelain Belonging to E.M. Hodgkins. Paris; Typographie Philippe Renouard: 1911. Edition limited to 200 copies. The elegant, massive, rare catalog of a very unusual collection formed by E.M. Hodgkins, the noted art and antique dealer of England and Paris.  It was the custom in 18th century France for collectors to have their finest antique Chinese porcelains mounted in ornate gilt bronze mounts. By the end of the 19th century most such specimens had been acquired by museums, making this collection of 26 pieces (12 sets) gathered by E.M. Hodgkins all the more unusual. de Ricci provides a wealth of information on the makers of the bronze mounts, drawing extensively from contemporaneous French records (which he quotes but does not translate). Information is provided on both the porcelains (mainly celadons) and the mounts. Each piece or set is illustrated with both a black and white and a luminously colored plate.

 

A very handsome catalog. As a collector and dealer Hodgkins specialized in 18th century French arts; his personal collection of drawings and paintings was sold in 1914 and the French furnishings from his Paris apartment was sold at auction in 1927. Hardcover. 16"x12", 48 pages plus 24 autotype plates, 12 colored and 12 monochrome. Light cover wear, hinges slightly shaken (as usual), some minor internal soil and very minor foxing; one plate hinge partially detached; spine cloth with repaired tear.  [08709] $500.00

 

196. Rice, D.G. The Illustrated Guide to Rockingham Pottery and Porcelain. New York; Praeger Publishers: 1971. An "invaluable guide, based on exhaustive research backed by a wealth of original source material," with additional information on figures, artists, marks, pseudo-Rockingham, the Christie's sale, and more. "Dr. Rice dispels the fallacies and throws new light on what Geoffrey Godden refers to as 'probably the most misunderstood of all English porcelain factories'." Hardcover. 6.5"x10", 194 pages plus 8 color and 171 b/w illustrations, dj.  [08714] $50.00

 

197. Rice, Dennis G. Cats in English Porcelain of the 19th Century. Woodbridge; Antique Collectors’ Club: 2002. Porcelain cats are rarer than porcelain dogs –well, isn’t that just like a cat? Books on porcelain cats are also hard to come by –luckily, here is one. Beautifully composed, like an elegant Persian, and full of information not easily come-by, like a tight-lipped Siamese, this book is anything but stand-offish. And allergies won’t be a problem either. Comes with its own scratching post. Hardcover. 8.5”x11”, 99 pages, color and b/w illustrations, dj; bibliography. New. [90162]              $29.50

 

198. Riffault, M.J. Manuel Theorique et Pratique du Peintre en Batimens, du Doreur et du Vernisseur. Paris; Roret, Librairie: 1825. An early French practical guide to painting interiors, gilding and varnishing/japanning with directions, recipes, etc. A scarce edition; although a heavily revised "Nouveau Manuel" went through several printings between 1843 and 1870, this original text has only one OCLC location, and that is for the 1826 printing. Hardcover. 3.5"x5.5", ii, errata sheet; 316 pages; bound in period mottled calf with gilt chains; covers beat, spine covering missing; some light internal soil and a slight stain or two.  [08599] $275.00

 

199. [Roberson et al] Fine English and American Furniture, Rugs and Silver, Property of Charles Roberson of London, Estate of Augustus Lukeman, A.N.A., Mrs. George R. Van Reed, and others. New York; American Art Association: October 3-5, 1935. Sale 4187. This auction included some fine English and American furniture including a Duncan Phyfe dropleaf table, a Williard "rocking ship" tallcase clock, and a fine Philadelphia scroll-top highboy; also some fine interior material including a handsome English 18th century elaborately carved pine and marble mantel, and the richly-carved mid-18th century pine panels and fittings from a room at St. Monica's Priory in Spettisbury. Softcover. 6.5"x9.5", 130 pages, 612 lots, b/w illustrations; covers soiled and a bit worn.  [08558] $35.00

 

200. Roberts, Darrah. Collecting Art Nouveau Shades. Des Moines; Wallace-Homestead Book Company: 1972. A popular collector's guide to Steuben, Quezal, Tiffany, Lustre Art Glass, Durand, and Fostoria art nouveau-era glass shades. The pictures could be a bit better, but Roberts is enthusiastic and knowledgeable. Hardcover. 6"x9", 120 pages, b/w and color illustrations; some cover soil, etc.  [08474] $100.00

 

201. Roberts, Kenneth. Tools for the Trades and Crafts. An Eighteenth Century Pattern Book - R. Timmins & Sons, Birmingham. Fitzwilliam; Kenneth Roberts: 1976. An engrossing study of several 18th and 19th century pattern books of tool-makers from Birmingham. More than a simple reprint of pages, Roberts comments on each page, notes when it appeared in different editions of the catalog, and includes an informative introductory essay on English tool pattern books in general. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 222 pages, b/w illustrations, dj. Jacket with some chips and slight tears.  [08493] $150.00

 

202. [Rockefeller Collection] Property of the Honorable Nelson A. Rockefeller, removed from his residences in Washington, D.C., New York, and Seal Harbor, Maine. New York; Sotheby Parke Bernet: October 6-7, 1978. Sale 4159. Fine English and Continental furniture and accessories and very fine Oriental furniture and antiques. Softcover auction catalog. 8.5"x9", 67 pages, 365 lots, b/w illustrations; prices realised sheet stapled to title page; light wear.  [08654] $40.00

 

203. [Rockefeller Collection] Important European Porcelain, Pottery and Objects of Vertu. A Collection Formed by Nelson A. Rockefeller. New York; Sotheby Parke Bernet: April 11, 1980. Opening at random I find a rare Chelsea pigeon tureen and cover, a Nymphenburg group of 'Love Among the Ruins', a "monumental" set of 4 Meissen vases representing 'The Elements', and a Sevres Etruscan-motif 'Breast Bowl', one of 4 made for Maire Antoinette's dairy. Hardcover auction catalog. 9"x9.5", about 200 pages, 260 lots, color and b/w illustrations, dj; prices realised sheet stapled to title page; light wear.  [08730] $40.00

 

204. [Rohkam Collection] The Estate of the Late William Rohkam, Jr., Beverly Hills, California. Los Angeles; Sotheby's: December 7, 1981. The auction of a very tasteful and elegant collection, including a large amount of very good Georgian furniture, as well as oriental rugs, paintings, silver and glass, etc. The catalog includes 6 color plates showing the furnished interior of the house. Softcover. 8.5"x9.5", about 100 pages, 360 lots, b/w and some color illustrations; prices realised sheet stapled to title page; a nice copy.  [08546] $35.00

 

205. Rose, Muriel. Artist-Potters in England. London; Faber and Faber: 1955. A very good contemporaneous study of the first half-century of English studio pottering, by the owner of the Little Gallery. Includes "The Pioneers -French Artist-Potters", the Martin Brothers, Reginald Wells, Bernard Leach, Shoji Hamada, Michael Cardew, Katherine Pleydell, Bouverie & Norah Braden, William Staite Murray, Lucie Rie, Hans Coper, and others. Hardcover. 6.5"x10", plus 4 color and 85 b/w plates; light soil and cover wear.  [08718] $50.00

 

206. Ross, Marvin C. Russian Porcelains. The Gardner, Iusupov, Batenin, Novyi, Popov, Kudinov, Sipiagin, Fomin, Safronov, Kiselev, Kornilov, Gulin, Khrapunov-Novyi, Sabanin, Miklashevskii, Guzhev, Ikonnikov, and Kuznetsov Factories. The Collections of Marjorie Merriweather Post. Norman; University of Oklahoma Press: 1968. One of the most beautiful and informative studies of 18th and 19th century Russian porcelains, exclusive of those of the Imperial Factory. This study contains examples from a number of both important and lesser-known Russian manufactories, is illustrated with many clear photographs, and contains an extensive marks section. A highly recommended reference work. Hardcover. 7"x10", 427 pages, 86 color and 144 b/w illustrations, 41 b/w illustrations of marks; dj. A fine copy in a lightly soiled and slightly worn jacket.  [08701] $175.00

 

207. [Rubin / Sack Collections] A Collection of American & English Furniture & Embellishments sold by order of A. Rubin, Boston, Mass. [bound with] Early American Furniture, Fine American Silver by Prominent Silversmiths...The Property of Israel Sack. New York; Anderson Galleries: February 1-2, 1929 [and] New York; American Art Association: October 15-17, 1931. Sale 3915. An uncommon and nice Boston collector's auction bound together with one of Sack's more noted auctions of furniture and silver. Hardcover. 7.5"x10", 97 pages, 309 lots [and] 135 pages, 500 lots; b/w illustrations; Sack sale priced in pencil; both catalogs bound together in green cloth without the original paper covers; light wear, a little soil, cloth covers with some soil and smudges.  [08648]  $150.00

 

208. Rush, James. The Ingenious Beilbys. London; Barrie & Jenkins: 1973. "William, Ralph, and Mary Beilby were among the greatest enamellers of glass ever known, possibly in the world; certainly in England. This book, the story of the Beilby family, their associates and the now famous glasses they made, is the result of painstaking research by a man who is himself a Newcastle glass manufacturer". A study of the lives and works of these famous 18th century enamellers of drinking and other glass, with beautiful color illustrations of many of their glasses. A joyful riot of glassware. Hardcover. 7.5"x10.5", 168 pages, 96 illustrations, mostly color, dj; light wear; jacket rather worn and very chipped along the top edge.  [08610] $50.00

 

209. Russian Works of Art. New York; Sotheby Parke Bernet: December 13-14, 1973. Highlights of this auction included a Faberge Imperial presentation trophy cup, a gilded & enamel tea service, and lots more. Softcover. 8.5"x9", 119 pages, 454 lots, many b/w illustrations; prices realised list stapled to title page; light wear.  [08394] $25.00

 

210. Russian Works of Art. New York; Sotheby Parke Bernet: May 16-18, 1974.

A real blow out auction, which took three days to complete. A fabulous selection. Softcover. 8.5"x9", 198 pages, 727 lots, color and b/w illustrations; prices realised list stapled to title page; light wear.  [08392]          $25.00

 

211. Russian Works of Art. New York; Sotheby Parke Bernet: May 20, 1976. Highlights included an important Faberge presentation box, a Faberge silver model of a Volga paddle steamer formerly owned by FDR, and much more. Softcover. 8.5"x9", 276 lots, color and b/w illustrations; prices realised list stapled to title page; light wear.  [08391] $25.00

 

212. Russian Works of Art. New York; Sotheby Parke Bernet: December 10th, 1976. Highlights included a 19th century Heriz rug with the Russian imperial eagle, an 1880 nephrite bowl mounted on a silver & enamel base, much silver and enamel work, etc. Softcover. 8.5"x9", 433 lots, many b/w and some color illustrations; price list stapled to title page; light wear.  [08390] $25.00

 

213. Russian Works of Art. New York; Sotheby's: December 14, 1981. Highlights of this auction included an unusual silver-gilt and shaded enamel inkstand, some Imperial medals, and lots more. Softcover. 8.5"x9", 443 lots, many color and b/w illustrations; prices realised list stapled to title page; light wear.  [08395] $25.00

 

214. [Sack Collection] The Israel Sack Collections of American Antiques. Boston: 1928. An interesting early Sack catalog, promoting their various outlets and some pieces of furniture. There are separate sections on "Westomere" (an estate in New London), the shop on Charles Street in Boston, the King Hooper Mansion in Marblehead, and the King Hooper Shop in Boston. The text is completed with "Some Notes for Collectors". The illustrations include single examples of many fine pieces of furniture as well as numerous room shots, which show the way Sack set up and displayed his antiques. A scarce Sack catalog. Softcover. 7.5"x10", 80 pages, b/w illustrations; light wear, a little soil, small chip at base of spine.  [08779] $125.00

 

215. Saldern, Axel von. German Enameled Glass -The Edwin J. Beinecke Collection and Related Pieces. Corning Museum of Glass: 1965. The definitive reference work on German enameled glass of the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries. An enormous and comprehensive study, profusely illustrated. Published by the Corning Museum of Glass as Publication 2 in their Monograph series. Hardcover. 9"x12", 474 pages, b/w illustrations, with several color plates; a nice copy.  [08611] $200.00

 

216. Salter, John. Sauce Labels, 1750-1950. Woodbridge; Antique Collectors’ Club: 2002. Silver sauce labels first became popular in the 1750s, and quickly gained a place on any well-appointed dinner table. This is the first detailed work on the subject of silver labels to adorn cruets – soy, vinegar and pickle bottles in the frame. Profusely illustrated and well-documented, this careful study will enthuse the glass-lover, silver collector and student of dining history. Salter examines the labels and illustrates hundreds of them, but he also delves into the garnishes and foods they were used for and how they were used and presented at table. Packed with photos of labels as well as old illustrations from vintage cookbooks and housekeeping manuals, this is a reference that has enough spice for the most adventurous of palates. Hardcover. 8.5”x12”, 179 pages, color and b/w illustrations, dj; annotated. New. [90167] $99.00

 

217. [Sampson Collection] The Sampson Collection of Leeds Creamware. London; Christie, Manson & Woods: March 6-7th, 1967. A superb auction of Leeds creamware and allied wares formed by Alistair Sampson, Esq. It included "virtually the whole range and variety of Leeds wares". Softcover. 7.5"x9.5", 326 lots, 89 pages plus 15 b/w plates; prices realized list stapled inside front cover; a nice copy.  [08429]               $75.00

 

218. Sauzay, A. Wonders of Glass-Making in all Ages. New York; Charles Scribner & Company: 1870. From the Illustrated Library of Wonders series. An interesting study of glass from a technical and decorative point of view through history. With typical Victorian precision and exuberance the author roves far and wide, and the reader meets with such articles as soluble glass, glass pearls, frosted and spun glass, and the development of mirror and window glass, as well as much, much more. Hardcover. 5"x7", 325 pages, 63 wood engraved illustrations; covers somewhat worn, spine head damage.  [08609] $100.00

 

219. Scott, Cleo M. & G. Ryland. Antique Porcelain Digest. Newport Mon; The Ceramic Book Company: 1961. A series of essays on German & Austrian, Scandinavian, Swiss, Italian, French and English porcelains made between about 1710 and 1820. The authors had spent considerable time on the Continent collecting ceramics and interviewing collectors and specialists, and distilled their notes into this book. Many of the numerous illustrations were of specimens from private collections. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 200 pages plus 23 color and 156 b/w plates; light wear, a nice copy.  [08756] $75.00

 

220. [Simms Collection] Fine XVIII Century English Furniture, Paintings & Decorative Objects, The Notable Private Collection of Mrs. Lillie Weir Simms, removed from "Ooweekin", Her Former Residence at Saratoga Springs, New York. New York; American Art Association: April 21-22, 1933. Sale 4038. A distinguished auction of Queen Anne and Georgian furniture, silver, porcelains and glassware, with paintings by Ben Marshall, Alken, Morland and others. Hardcover. 7.5"x10.5", 127 pages, 389 lots, b/w illustrations; bound into green cloth, retaining the original paper covers.  [08652] $50.00

 

221. Smeaton, Suzanne. The Art of the Frame. An Exhibition Focusing on American Frames of the Arts and Crafts Movement, 1870-1920. New York; Eli Wilner & Company: 1988. An interesting exhibition of frames by identified makers, some of them artists, including Whistler, Charles Prendergast, Stanford White, and Arthur and Lucia Mathews. Softcover. 9.5"x8", 32 pages, b/w illustrations; bibliography; a very nice copy.  [08664] $85.00

 

222. Smith, Joseph. Explanation or Key to the Various Manufactories of Sheffield with Engravings of each Article. South Burlington; The Early American Industries Association: 1975. A facsimile of the rare 1816 publication, edited and with an introduction by John Kebabian. This important catalog includes tool makers, scissor, knife and razor manufacturers, files, planes, shovels and other interesting articles. It is one of the few extant records of early 19th century Sheffield manufacturers and their wares. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 21 + 140 pages, b/w plates, dj. Jacket soiled.  [08795] $125.00

 

223. Smith, Todd D., et al.  American Art from the Dicke Collection. Dayton Art Institute: 1997. Interestingly, this catalog of mostly American paintings of the mid-19th to mid-20th centuries from the collection of James Dicke II, is an important frame reference. The (usually period) frames are illustrated with the paintings, providing an invaluable lesson in how frames really do "frame" a piece of art as well as a visual survey of frames of the period. Includes an essay by frame expert Eli Wilner on the frames, and also essays on art by James F. Dicke II, Nancy E. Green and Todd D. Smith. Softcover. 9"x12", 264 pages, color and b/w illustrations; light wear, tips thumbed a bit, etc.  [08749] $125.00

 

224. Spargo, John. The Potters and Potteries of Bennington. Boston; Houghton Mifflin Company: 1926. Limited to 800 copies. An important study of Bennington wares, which corrected some errors made by earlier authors. If you were a Progressive labor reformer and union organizer, author of an influential and muckraking study on the scandal of child labor in mines, but for medical reasons you had to move from New York to Vermont and find a more genteel activity for a time, what would you do?

 

Well, if you were John Spargo [1876-1966] you'd start collecting Bennington Pottery and write a definitive study of the two 19th century Bennington potteries and their wares. Born in Cornwall, England, Spargo earned his early living cutting granite while he took extension course at Oxford and Cambridge. He became a union organizer, and when he moved to New York in 1901, he became a leader of the American Socialist Party. He resigned from the Party during the First World War because of its antiwar policy, and then formed the American Alliance for Labor and Democracy with Samuel Gompers. A prolific writer, his most influential book was "The Bitter Cry of the Children", a 1906 expose of the scandalous use of child labor in coal mining. After World War I Spargo's politics continued to evolve, and he later became an advocate of free-market capitalism.

 

He moved to Vermont for health reasons in 1909, and he naturally became interested in early Vermont history and industry. This led to a study of the history and wares of the Bennington potteries. As he notes in his preface, "many of my personal friends have been surprised to find me interested in 'old cracked teapots and dishes'." But he was always intrigued by antique china, and points out that the hobby of china collecting has a long and storied history, having been practiced by George Washington, Samuel Johnson, and Horace Walpole. Further, as an adopted Vermonter who quickly grew to love the state and its heritage, his "interest in the history of the pottery industry at Bennington was part and parcel of my interest in the history of the foundation of the Commonwealth itself". Well, there you are. No further explanations needed.

 

In this, his magnum opus on the Bennington potteries, Spargo discusses the Norton and Fenton potteries at length, and also includes chapters on Parian wares, glazes, and other Bennington potters. Spargo's emphasis is on the fancier wares, although the utilitarian stonewares are also described. Although he wrote many years ago, Spargo was a careful and skilled researcher thoroughly involved in his work, and this remains an important reference, especially as Barret's later book on Bennington contains so many pitfalls for the unwary. Spargo would go on to write several other books on ceramics, including "Early American Pottery and China", and "The A.B.C. of Bennington Pottery Wares", and served as Director-Curator of the Bennington Historical Museum. He also wrote books on Vermont's covered bridges, the Bennington Battle Monument, and Anthony Haswell, the Revolutionary printer and balladeer. [Strong 449] [Weidner A236]

 

Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 270 pages, plus 8 color and 36 b/w plates; somewhat soiled and worn covers. This copy is inscribed "Like fishing, in collecting the best pieces are those we just failed to land! John Spargo".  [08753]               $250.00

 

225. Sprague, Laura (ed.). Agreeable Situations. Society, Commerce and Art in Southern Maine, 1780-1830. Kennebunk; Brick Store Museum: 1987. An exhibition examining the social history of southern Maine, especially the affluent coastal cities and towns, through the furnishings, silver, clothing and other artifacts of the period. The text touches on interiors, architecture, patronage, commerce, and women's roles; the catalog illustrates and described furniture, silver, ceramics & glass, architecture, interiors, textiles and artwork. Softcover. 8.5"x11", 289 pages, many b/w and some color illustrations; a fine copy.  [08602]  $45.00

 

226. [Stenzel Collection] Fine American Western Paintings. The Collection of Dr. & Mrs. Franz Stenzel. Los Angeles; Sotheby Parke Bernet: June 24th, 1980. Paintings and drawings by a wide variety of artists from this noted collection. The Stenzels also gave major donations to the Montana Historical Society and Yale. Softcover. 9"x9", 213 lots, b/w and some color illustrations; prices realized list stapled to title page; a nice copy.  [08371]  $30.00

 

227. Stone, Gaynell. Spatial and Material Aspects of Culture: Ethnicity and Ideology in Long Island Gravestones, 1670-1820. State University of New York at Stony Brook: 1987/Ann Arbor; UMI Reprints: 2006. A dissertation on gravestones found at a crossroads of New England and New Netherlands cultures representing ten different religious denominations and nine ethnic groups. Spiral bound, card covers. 8.5”x11”, 400 pages, poor b/w illustrations. A reprint from microfilm, with consequent (almost total) degradation of b/w photos. New. [90169] $65.00

 

228. Sullivan, Kay. Needlework Tools and Accessories –A Dutch Tradition. Woodbridge; Antique Collectors’ Club: 2004. A heavily illustrated book spanning the Middle Ages to the 20th century. ”Until now, no one book has fully explored the rich tradition of needlework tools made in Holland and exported worldwide. Sewing tools of all types are represented: sewing sets, chatelaines, scissors, needle cases, pincushions, thimbles, tape measures, thread holders and winders, tambour tools and knitting accessories”. There are also thimbles, many tools in silver and gold, and much more. Hardcover. 9.5”x11”, 225 pages, color and b/w illustrations, dj; bibliography. New. [90165] $59.50

 

230. [Sussel Collection] Arts and Crafts of Pennsylvania and Other Notable Americana, the Collection of the Late Arthur J. Sussel, Philadelphia. Parts One, Two and Three. New York; Parke-Bernet Galleries: October 23-25th, 1958; January 23-24th, 1959; March 19-21st, 1959; Sales 1847, 1872 and 1888. The auction of a vast collection of furniture, silver, frakturs, pottery, glass, paintings, textiles, rugs, lighting and more. The three sales realized almost half a million dollars. 3 vols. Softcovers. 7"x10", 155 pages with 642 lots; 156 pages with 729 lots; 124 pages with 739 lots. B/w illustrations; light wear and soil, owner's name on cover; priced.  [08672] $175.00

 

231. [Swaythling Heirlooms]  Catalogue of the Renowned Collection of Silversmith's Work formed by the Right Hon. Montagu, First Lord Swaythling, being part of the Swaythling Heirlooms. London; Christie, Manson & Woods: May 6-7, 1924. "The bulk of the collection has for many years been exhibited on loan at the Victoria and Albert Museum". An outstanding and select collection of early English silver work. Samuel Montagu (1832-1911), founded the banking firm Samuel Montagu and Company, and was a member of the Gold and Silver Commission, and Parliament, as well as being an active member of many Jewish charities and institutions. He was made a peer in 1907. Hardcover auction catalog. 6.25"x10", 51 pages plus 20 photogravure plates; 134 lots; card covers, covers somewhat rubbed and with some soil; contents nice.  [08636] $125.00

 

232. Taggart, Ross E. Relief-Ornamented Ceramics. An Historical Survey. Kansas City; Nelson Gallery and Atkins Museum Bulletin: Vol.IV, No.3, 1963. A sweeping survey, from ancient Egypt and Rome to 20th century Wedgwood. Issued in conjunction with the 8th Wedgwood International Seminar. Softcover. 6.5"x9.5", 32 pages, many b/w illustrations; light soil.  [08762] $25.00

 

233. Talbert, B.J. Gothic Forms Applied to Furniture, Metalwork, and Decoration for Domestic Purposes. Published by S. Birbeck, Birmingham and the Author, London: 1867. A pattern book by an extremely influential Mediaevalist designer. Elisabeth Aslin ('19th Century English Furniture') calls Talbert "probably the most influential (designer) of the whole period". Apprenticed as a woodcarver in Dundee, Talbert [1838-1881] soon took up the designer's pencil and flourished in his new vocation. In 1867 he moved to London to design for the furniture maker Hollands, who won a medal at the Paris Exhibition that year with a Talbert-designed sideboard.

 

In that same year Talbert published this work, and its influence was immediate. J. Moyr Smith wrote in his book 'The Rise of Modern Styles' that Talbert's book was "without doubt the cause of the new style of decoration taking hold of the public; for the book soon found its way to the chief designers and cabinet-makers in the kingdom and imitations, which were sometimes improvements, were produced on all sides". Talbert himself designed directly for a number of popular furniture makers besides Hollands, but whatever the source, his influence was broad and profound.

 

The text of this book discusses general principles for the design and construction of Gothic-Revival furniture as well as such subjects as metal fittings and inlays. He also essays into the Victorian house, room by room, giving his suggestions for its decoration. The plates illustrate a variety of cupboards, cabinets, side-boards, tables, bookcases, and chairs, many presented as entire suites of designs for all the pieces he proposes putting in a particular room.

 

Hardcover. 13"x17", an elaborate decorative title page, 8 pages of text plus 30 lithographed plates; recently rebound in red cloth with a burgundy leather spine with raised bands; the covers feature a Gothicly-inspired stamped design in red and gilt with gilt titles -very handsome. The plates all have a light water stain on the outer bottom corner measuring abut 5"x7"; the plates have nice wide margins, so this is unfortunate, but not too unsightly.  [08820] $875.00

 

234. Terme, M.G. L'Art Ancien au Pays de Liege. Orfevrerie - Dinanderie - Ivories. Liege; Comite Executif de l'Exposition Universelle de Liege: 1905. The illustrated catalog to an exhibition of silver, pewter and ivory either made in Liege or, in the case of ecclesiastical ivory, silver and pewter, found in Liege's churches. Includes many candlesticks, chandeliers and other lighting devices, and table wares in pewter and silver, and ecclesiastical pieces, including many elaborate reliquaries. The ivories date from the 14th-17th centuries, the pewter dates from the 14th-18th centuries, the reliquaries from the 10th-14th centuries, and the other silver, such as tablewares, from the 17th and 18th centuries. The plate list includes a short description, date, and the name of the owner; the plates themselves are nicely shot and clearly reproduced. A companion album was devoted to furniture & sculpture. Hardcover. 7.5"x10.5", 11 pages with 2 b/w illustrations, plus 150 b/w plates; original paper covers bound into newer coarse cloth; a little soil, but a nice copy.  [08748] $175.00

 

235. Thornton, Peter. Authentic Decor. The Domestic Interior 1620-1920. New York; Viking: 1984. A pictorial survey of English and European middle and upper-class interiors, illustrated with hundreds of period watercolors, paintings, prints and drawings, explained and dissected by the author. "An extraordinary body of images useful to those interested in room arrangements and decoration" -Ames & Ward. Hardcover. 10.5"x10", 408 pages, 235 color and 299 b/w illustrations, dj. Light wear.  [08497] $75.00

 

236. Toller, Jane. Prisoners-of-War Work, 1756-1815. Cambridge; The Golden Head Press: 1965. French and Dutch prisoners of war confined in British prison hulk-ships were allowed to make a range of articles for sale to outsiders, and some of their work is quite skillful. This is a short survey of straw, bone, wood, paper, horn, thread, and hair work, as well as bank note forgeries, coins, indecent carvings, etc. "Indecent carvings"? No, there are no pictures of those. I checked. Hardcover. 5.5"x8.5", 23 pages plus 13 b/w plates, dj; a near fine copy.  [08462] $45.00

 

237. [Tree Collection] The Property from the Collection of Mrs. Marietta Peabody Tree and the Late Ronald Tree. New York; Sotheby Parke Bernet: October 8-9, 1976. Ronald Tree was a former editor of Forum Magazine who had moved to England in the 1930s and set up residence in the magnificent Ditchley Park Manor. A member of Parliament, Tree was also a friend of Churchill, who visited Ditchley Park often during the Second World War. After the war the Trees packed up the "country house" contents of the manor and moved it to New York, where they lived until the contents were sold at this auction. A wonderful auction of "country manor" furnishings and decorations. Churchill smoked and drank in these chairs... Softcover. 8.5"x9.5", about 100 pages, 356 lots, b/w illustrations; prices realised sheet stapled to title page; a nice copy.  [08541] $35.00

 

238. Trent, Robert F. & Nancy L. Wilson. New London County Joined Chairs 1720-1790. [in the] Connecticut Historical Society Bulletin, Fall, 1985. Based on a CHS exhibition, this includes two articles: 'New London County Joined Chairs: Legacy of a Provincial Elite" by Trent, and 'A Catalogue of New London County Joined Chairs' by Trent and Wilson. Softcover. 6"x9", 199 pages, b/w illustrations; light wear.  [08787] $50.00

 

239. Trent, Robert F. (ed.). Pilgrim Century Furniture. New York; Main Street Press/Universe Books: 1976. An anthology of articles from the Magazine Antiques concerning American furniture of the 17th century. Authors include Wallace Nutting, Helen Comstock, Irving Lyon, Luke Vincent Lockwood, Homer Eaton Keyes, C.F. Luther, Patricia E. Kane, Benno Forman, and others. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 165+ pages, many b/w and some color illustrations; a nice copy.  [08666] $100.00

 

240. Trigt, Jan Van. Cutlery. From Gothic to Art Deco. The J. Hollander Collection. Pandora: 2003. There are no words to adequately describe the 534 sets of antique cutlery illustrated and described here. I’m not sure how anyone could eat while holding such objects- you’d just sit there, staring at the intricate details and wonderful carving or enamel or engraved work. One might literally starve while attempting to dine.  There are knives and forks with handles of carved bone and ivory, decorated porcelain, gleaming enamels, chased, gilt or engraved silver, handles of coral and agate and other semi-precious stones, traveling cutlery of brass or mother-of-pearl... there are heads, stags, flowers, scrolls, bears, priests, angels, buxom women and bearded sages. There may even be buxom sages, I’ve lost track. Published at the time of the exhibition of the Hollander Collection at the Design Museum of Ghent in 2003. Essential for the lover of silver, and cutlery. Essential even if you don’t love cutlery. It’s that good. Hardcover. 10”x12”, 298 pages, color illustrations, dj; bibliography. New. [90168]             $75.00

 

241. [Trumbull-Silliman / Williams] Early American Furniture...Including the Trumbull-Silliman Heirlooms, Sold by Order of the Present Owner G.W.F. Blanchfield (&c.) [bound with] The Private Collection of Lenore Wheeler Williams... from Great Hearth, Her Summer Residence near Concord, N.H. [bound with] Fine English Furniture Mainly of the Carolean, Queen Anne & Georgian Periods...Collected by S. Vernon Mann, Great Neck, Long Island. All New York; American Art Association- February 21, 1931, Sale 3890; March 20-21, 1931, Sale 3897 [and] January 29-30, 1932. Sale 3947. The first sale was a bit of an anomaly for AAA at the time- a sale strictly devoted to American furniture and accessories which was not even close to being a single owner sale; it also included "an important historic George Washington clock sold by order of the owner, Comtesse d'Hautpoul, Paris", and antiques from the collections of Col. J. Philip Benkard, William R. Powell, and Elisha W. McGuire. The Mann sale included a very nice selection of fine English furniture. Hardcover. 7.5"x10.5", 76 pages, 243 lots; 121 pages, 517 lots, [and] 127 pages, 401 lots; all with b/w illustrations; light soil, covers with light soil.  [08653] $125.00

 

242. [Venezuela] Pinturas y Esculturas Venezolanas Clasicas y Contemporaneas. Caracas; Estudio Actual & New York; Sotheby Parke Bernet: June 12th, 1979.  Nineteenth and Twentieth century Venezuelan artists. Softcover auction catalog. 8.5"x9", 60 pages, 40 lots, many b/w and color illustrations; a nice copy.  [08363] $25.00

 

243. [Verney Collection] Property from the Collection of the Late Gilbert Verney.  New York; Sotheby Parke Bernet: August 25-26, 1979. Gilbert Verney made his fortune in fabrics and invested it in good antiques and endowing the Gilbert Verney Foundation. This on-site auction at the Verney estate in Bennington, New Hampshire included very nice American and English antique furniture, silver, nautical art, sporting art, and so on. Softcover. 8.5"x9", about 125 pages, 518 lots, b/w and a few color illustrations; prices realised sheet stapled to title page ; a nice copy.  [08547] $35.00

 

244. [Victor Collection] Important English Pottery. The Collection of Mr. & Mrs. Samuel Victor. New York; Sotheby Parke Bernet: March 10, 1978. Loads of Wedgwood and Wedgwood imitators, primarily in jasperware, basalts and lustres; also early Astbury, Whieldon, Fulham, Wood, and creamwares. Softcover. 8.5"x9.5", about 100 pages, 233 lots, b/w illustrations; prices realised sheet stapled to title page; a nice copy.  [08729]  $40.00

 

245. [Victorian Ceramics] 19th Century Porcelain, Studio Ceramics, Art Nouveau and Art Deco. New York; Sotheby Parke Bernet: January 11, 1974. A wide-ranging auction of Victorian porcelains, American (and a bit of English) Arts & Crafts pottery, and Nouveau/Deco glass and lamps. Softcover. 8.5"x9.5", about 65 pages, 309 lots, b/w illustrations; prices realized list stapled to title page; a nice copy.  [08431] $25.00

 

246. The Victorian and Edwardian Decorative Arts, with emphasis on the Arts and Crafts Movement and on signed or documented pieces... London; Christie's: July 18, 1968. Included a massive inlaid oak sideboard designed by Bruce Talbot, a high Victorian painted Gothic bookcase, and much more period designer furniture; a few other Very Victorian decorations -a splendid small auction catalog. Softcover. 6"x9.5", 43 pages plus 18 b/w plates; prices realized sheet stapled to title page; a nice copy.  [08385] $25.00

 

247. Walkling, Gillian. Antique Bamboo Furniture. London; Bell & Hyman: 1979. A well-illustrated survey of all sorts of antique bamboo furniture, both 18th century China Trade pieces imported to England and America, and Victorian manufactured bamboo and imitation-bamboo furniture. Also includes lists of bamboo furniture manufacturers and cane importers. A smallish book, but fierce. Hardcover. 6"x9.5", 127 pages, 4 color plates, 136 b/w illustrations, dj; jacket with a little wear and rubbing.  [08484] $100.00

 

248. Wallis, Henry. Egyptian Ceramic Art. Typical Examples of the Art of the Egyptian Potter Portrayed in Colour Plates with text illustrations drawn and described by Henry Wallis. Privately printed: 1900. Edition limited to 200 copies. An overview of ancient Egyptian ceramics, with examples drawn in many instances from private collections. Wallis' text, as usual, is more notable for its enthusiasm and love of his subject than for its strictly technical correctness, especially in view of a hundred years worth of subsequent research. But he did have an elegant way of presenting his books; the color plates in this volume are spectacular and the overall feel of the typography, illustrations and format is elegant and pleasing. After reading his text you'll be enthusiastic about Egyptian ceramics, even if you weren't before. Hardcover. 9.5"x12", xix + 37 pages, 45 b/w text illustrations, plus 12 chromolithographed plates. Original coarse cloth with a green linen spine, gilt lettering. Covers a little soiled, endpapers darkened, a little scattered internal foxing here and there.  [08760] $475.00

 

249. Walter, James. Memorials of Washington and of Mary, His Mother, and Martha, His Wife, from Letters and Papers of Robert Cary and James Sharples. New York; Charles Scribner's Sons: 1887. John Lovari, writing in Karpel, notes- "Apparently an interesting and valuable account of Sharples's connection with the Washington family, with comments on Robert Fulton and his friendship with Sharples and on the two men as artists and scientists. Although this is a seemingly plausible and valid description of the book after a first reading of it, the work, an abridged version of which had appeared in 1886 under the title 'History and Descriptive Details of Middleton's Portraits of Mary, the Mother of Washington', ranks with Clifford Irving's recent 'biography' of Howard Hughes as one of the major hoaxes of the publishing world. Walter was attacked on twelve points of plagiarism, forgery, and fabrication of evidence by the members of the Massachusetts Historical Society". Well, now. Karpel H721.

 

Hardcover. 6.5"x10", xii + 362 pages, plus 12 b/w plates; erratum slip; publisher's green cloth with black decorations and Washington's coat of arms stamped in gilt; slight wear, but overall a very nice, crisp, clean copy. With the small printed book ticket of the noted American book collector Grenville Kane, the bulk of whose Americana and Incunabula collections are now at Princeton. In addition to being an important book collector, Kane was also a founding member of the Tuxedo Club, a group of wealthy New Yorkers who summered together at Tuxedo Park in upstate New York; the group was responsible for introducing to American Society the new-fangled semi-formal dinner jacket worn at a dinner by the Prince of Wales, and naming it the... yes, that's right.  [08601] $250.00

 

250. Wanscher, Ole. Sella Curulis. The Folding Stool, an Ancient Symbol of Dignity. Copenhagen; Rosenkilde and Bagger: 1980. A fascinating study of the development of the folding stool throughout history, making use of numerous woodcuts, drawings, carvings, frescoes, etc, to document its evolution. From ancient Egypt and Rome, where the Roman Sella Curulis became the official seat of the high magistrate and the consular symbol of the Emperor, to later European traditions where the folding stool was the special seat of the Bishop, to Napoleon's camp chair, the form has been used, re-used and expanded upon. Evidently the only full-length monograph on this subject. Scarce. Hardcover. 7"x9.5", 350 pages, profusely illustrated in b/w, dj; light soil, but a nice copy.  [08483] $350.00

 

251. Watson, Warren N. Early Fire-Making Methods and Devices. Privately published: 1939. An interesting study of early fire-making methods and tools, including drills, saws and plows, percussion implements, and the Malay Fire Piston. Watson was the Secretary of the Manufacturing Chemists Association of the United States, and obviously had a very "hands-on" attitude and a penchant for detail. He goes into great detail on woods and tinders and the exact process by which each tool actually creates fire. The illustrations of a gentleman in tie and vest (Watson himself?) using the sticks and saws to kindle fires are worth the price of the book alone. There are also 7 plates of implements and antiques from his private collection. Softcover. 6"x9", 75 pages, 19 b/w illustrations in the text plus 7 b/w plates; light wear.  [08740] $50.00

 

252. [Wedgwood -Milestone Collection] The Milton Milestone Collection of Early Wedgwood Pottery. Part 1 [and] Part 2. New York; Sotheby Parke Bernet: December 16, 1975 [and] April 6, 1976. A wonderfully comprehensive auction filled with rarities. 2 vols. Softcover. 8.5"x9.5", 56 + 48 pages, 351 lots, b/w illustrations; prices realised sheets stapled to title pages; nice copies.  [08726] $85.00

 

253. [Wedgwood] Wedgwood and Related English Pottery. New York; Sotheby Parke Bernet: June 20, 21, 1980. Softcover auction catalog. 8.5"x9", about 100 pages, 555 lots, b/w illustrations; prices realised sheet stapled to title page; light wear.  [08727] $25.00

 

254. Whitlock, Herbert P. Jade and the Antique Use of Gems. American Museum of Natural History: 1934. Reprinted from Natural History Magazine for July-August & September-October, 1932. An offprint featuring a pair of articles. The first is an examination of the uses of semi-precious stones in ancient jewelry, the second a study of symbolism in antique Chinese jades. Softcover. 6.5"x10", 23 pages, b/w illustrations; some soil, a little wear, light spot on the cover.  [08802] $30.00

 

255. [Wingfield Castle Collection] Fine Old Master Paintings, Tapestries, Furniture, and Objects of Art, being part of the Wingfield Castle Collection. London; Christie's: October 4, 1967. The property of Graham Baron Ash, includes some nice floral paintings, tapestries, and a fabulous George II cabinet-on-stand with 11 inset pietre-dure plaques illustrating classical buildings and scenes. Softcover. 7"x9.5", 46 pages plus 24 b/w plates, 179 lots; prices realised sheet stapled to title page; light wear.  [08658] $40.00

 

256. Winkler, Gail Caskey & Roger W. Moss. Victorian Interior Decoration. American Interiors 1830-1900. New York; Henry Holt: 1986. A useful survey of Victorian interiors and their details with period photos, paintings & prints, trade catalogs and book illustrations. Divided into periods- 1830-1850; 1850-1870; 1870-1890 and 1890-1900. There is also a glossary and the text is extensively annotated. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 257 pages, b/w and color illustrations, dj; glossary; annotated; bibliography. Light wear.  [08499] $40.00

 

257. Wool Technology and the Industrial Revolution. Merrimack Valley Textile Museum: 1965. A collection of illustrations of the exhibition and articles in it, period prints, woodcuts and advertisements, with explanatory text. Softcover. 8"x8", about 80 pages, b/w illustrations, some wear.  [08816] $25.00

 

258. Yates, Raymond F. Antique Fakes and Their Detection. New York; Gramercy Publishing: 1950. A concise guide for unearthing frauds in furniture, glass, silver, ceramics, jewelry, pewter, clocks, lamps, silhouettes, metalware, etc. Hardcover. 5.5"x8", 229 pages, several b/w and line illustrations, dj. Light jacket wear.  [08603] $30.00

 

259. [Zuccaro] The Life of Taddeo Zuccaro by Federico Zuccaro from the Collection of the British Rail Fund [with] Drawings by Taddeo and Federico Zuccaro and Other Artists from the Collection of the British Rail Fund. New York; Sotheby's: January 11, 1990. Twin sales featuring the work of this noted pair of brothers. Taddeo [1529-1566] was a Mannerist painter most noted for his ambitious frescoes; Federico [1542-1609] took over his brother's studio, and worked as a painter and architect. Many of the drawings in both auctions appear to have been intended as working drawings for frescoes or other decorative projects. 2 vols. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 59 + 81 pages, 62 lots, color illustrations; both volumes with dust jackets, light wear; endpaper corners clipped.  [08684] $45.00

 

A FEW NICE PUBLISHER’S OVERSTOCKS-

 

260. Curtis, Gregory. Disarmed. The Story of the Venus de Milo.  New York; Alfred A. Knopf: 2003. ”The Venus de Milo is both a great work of art and a popular icon, and from the moment of her discovery in 1820 by a French naval ensign, she has been an object of controversy. Using memoirs, letters, and official accounts, Gregory Curtis introduces readers to Venus as she was unearthed by a farmer, digging for marble building blocks on the Aegean island of Melos at the moment a young officer and amateur archeologist looking for classical relics happened by. Curtis tells how the island's elders fought with their Turkish overlords over who owned Venus, and how the French pressed their claim, outwitting other suitors to bring her to the Louvre, where she became an immediate celebrity. Curtis's depiction of Europe in the early 19th century, caught in the grip of a classical art mania, reveals just how far the Louvre was prepared to go to prove it had the greatest classical find of the era, and how the French scholar Salomon Reinach and the German Adolf Furtwängler battled over the statue's origins and authenticity for decades. Curtis also presents competing theories about the statue's original appearance.” Hardcover. 6”x9.5”, 247 pages, b/w illustrations, dj. New. [95029] Published at $24.00. Publisher’s overstock available for a limited time for- $12.50

 

261. Rabinovitch, Benton Seymour. Contemporary Silver. Commissioning. Designing. Collecting. London; Merrell Publishers: 2000. A sumptuous feast of a book for the silver lover, filled with gorgeous photographs of unique and surprising fantasies on the theme of the broad-bladed silver server. Rabinovitch, author of a book on antique broad-bladed silver servers, commissioned more than 60 new servers from a variety of working silver craftsmen, and the results are stunning and provocative. The text describes each server and the silversmiths’ ideas in creating it, and also explores the relationship between artist and patron, and even how to become a patron, on a large or small scale, yourself. A fun book which silver lovers will spend hours going through again and again. Hardcover. 9.5”x10”, 160 pages, color illustrations, dj. New. [95026] Published at $49.95. Publisher’s overstock available for a limited time for- $25.00

 

262. Stern, Bill. California Pottery: From Missions to Modernism. San Francisco; Chronicle Books: 2001. From the 1920s to the 1950s, designers including Rockwell Rockwell Kent and Edith Heath, and producers including Bauer, Catalina, and Vernon Kilns, were involved with California potteries. They made strikingly colorful dishware, garden pottery, and decorative and architectural tiles. The pieces reflect the style of the times, from Arts and Crafts and romantic Mission styles of the 20s to the Moderne styles of the 1930s, and the Modernist style of the 1940s and 50s. This enjoyable, well-illustrated book provides a history of California's diverse and colorful pottery. Hardcover. 9”x8.5”, 119 pages, color and b/w illustrations, dj. New. [95028] Published at $22.95. Publisher’s overstock available for a limited time for- $12.50

 

263. Wagner, Arlene. The Art and Character of Nutcrackers. Collectors Press: 2005. Nutcrackers have come in many forms -dogs' heads, elephants' trunks, clenched fists, cast iron dragons, brass courtesans, objects resembling surgical pincers, and any number of plungers, levers, and gavels—not to mention the traditional little fellow with the big mouth. Some are elegant in their simplicity, while some are so delightfully fashioned they can only be considered works of art. This illustrated album presents nutcrackers and other nutty accessories in hundreds of color photographs—most are from Europe and America, made from the 15th century to the present. Hardcover. 8.5”x11”, 188 pages, loaded with color illustrations, dj. New. [95025] Published at $60.00. Publisher’s overstock available for a limited time for- $25.00

 

264. Whitesides, Mary. Wicker Design. Salt Lake City; Gibbs Smith: 2003. A pictorial survey of fine wicker furniture of the last hundred and twenty-five years and its possibilities in decorating today. Whitesides, an interior designer by trade, enlisted the aid of several specialist antique dealers and some high-style photographers to create a slick (not scholarly) glossy book filled with photos that could have come out of Architectural Digest or a decorating magazine. Lovers of wicker will find much to love here by just browsing the photographs, and the somewhat cursory text manages to contain a few nuggets as well. Hardcover. 9”x10.5”, 143 pages, color and b/w illustrations, dj. New. [95027] Published at $29.95. Publisher’s overstock available for a limited time for- $20.00

 

 

CIBA REVIEWS-

 

The CIBA REVIEW is a scholarly journal published in Basle, Switzerland; each issue features several articles all related to a specific textile or dye-related topic each month. All these issues are 6.5”x9.5” softcovers with black & white illustrations.

 

265. Ciba Review #1. Mediaeval Dyeing. September, 1937. 36 pages, some soil.  [08831] $40.00

 

266. Ciba Review #2. India, Its Dyers, and its Colour Symbolism. October, 1937.  31 pages; some soil.  [08832] $30.00

 

267. Ciba Review #3. Wall-coverings. November, 1937. 35 pages; some soil.  [08833] $35.00

 

268. Ciba Review #4. Purple. December, 1937. Purple dyes and techniques used in Antiquity, the Middle Ages, and in South America, to make purple dye. 30 pages; some soil.  [08834] $40.00

 

269. Ciba Review #5. Tapestry. January, 1938. 35 pages; some soil.  [08835] $25.00

 

270. Ciba Review #6. Silks of Lyons. February, 1938. 30 pages; some soil. [08837]$35.00

 

271. Ciba Review #7. Scarlet. March, 1938. This issue is devoted to historic sources for scarlet dye. 34 pages;

some soil.  [08838] $40.00

 

272. Ciba Review #8. The Dressing of Hides in the Stone Age. April, 1938. 34 pages; some soil.  [08839] $25.00

 

273. Ciba Review #9. Dyeing and Tanning in Classical Antiquity. May, 1938. 34 pages; some soil; cover partially split along spine.  [08840] $25.00

 

274. Ciba Review #10. Trade Routes and Dye Markets in the Middle Ages. June, 1938.  34 pages; some soil.  [08841] $25.00

 

275. Ciba Review #11. The Early History of Silk. July, 1938. 38 pages; some soil.  [08842] $25.00

 

276. Ciba Review #12. Weaving and Dyeing in Ancient Egypt and Babylon.  August, 1938. 35 pages; some soil.  [08844]  $25.00

 

277. Ciba Review #13. Guild Emblems and Their Significance. September, 1938. This issue studies cloth and dye-related guild emblems in cast in metals, carved in wood, painted on glass, etc. 38 pages; some soil.  [08845] $30.00

 

278. Ciba Review #14. Cloth-Making in Flanders. October, 1938. 34 pages; some soil.  [08846] $25.00

 

279. Ciba Review #16. The Loom. December, 1938. 38 pages; some soil.  [08847] $30.00

 

280. Ciba Review #18. Great Masters of Dyeing in 18th Century France. February, 1939. 38 pages; some soil.  [08848] $25.00

 

281. Ciba Review #20. The Development of the Textile Crafts in Spain.  April, 1939.  34 pages; some soil.  [08849] $25.00

 

282. Ciba Review #21. Weaving and Dyeing in North Africa. May, 1939. 30 pages; some soil.  [08850] $20.00

 

283. Ciba Review #22. Crafts and the Zodiac.  June, 1939. 34 pages; some soil.  [08851] $25.00

 

284. Ciba Review #23. The European Carpet. July, 1939. 38 pages; some soil.  [08852] $25.00

 

285. Ciba Review #24. The  Ribbon Industry. August, 1939. 34 pages; some soil.  [08853]    $25.00

 

286. Ciba Review #25. Paris Fashion Artists of the Eighteenth Century. September, 1939. 34 pages; some soil.  [08854] $25.00

 

287. Ciba Review #26. Medieval Cloth Printing in Europe. October, 1939.  34 pages; some soil.  [08855] $25.00

 

288. Ciba Review #59. The Reel. August, 1947. 38 pages; some soil.  [08856] $20.00

 

289. Ciba Review #61. Gloves. October, 1947. 38 pages; some soil.  [08857] $25.00

 

290. Ciba Review #65. The Cloth Trade and the Fairs of Champagne. March, 1948. 34 pages; some soil.  [08858] $25.00

 

291. Ciba Review #66. Peasant Textile Art. April, 1948. 36 pages; some soil.  [08860] $20.00

 

292. Ciba Review #67. Colbert and the French Wool Manufacture.  May, 1948. 38 pages; some soil.  [08861] $25.00

 

293. Ciba Review #68. Dyeing Among Primitive Peoples. June, 1948. 34 pages; some soil.  [08862] $20.00

 

294. Ciba Review #70. Textile Art in Ancient Mexico. September, 1948. 34 pages; some soil.  [08865] $25.00

 

295. Ciba Review #72. Paper. February, 1949. 38 pages; some soil.  [08866] $25.00

 

296. Ciba Review #73. Lace. April, 1949. 34 pages; some soil.  [08867] $25.00

 

297. Ciba Review #74. Australia, the Land of Wool. June, 1949. 34 pages; some soil.  [08868] $20.00

 

298. Ciba Review #75. Byzantine Silks.  August, 1949. 30 pages; some soil.  [08869] $30.00

 

299. Ciba Review #77. Flags. December, 1949. 30 pages; some soil.  [08871] $30.00

 

300. Ciba Review #79. Swiss Linen Embroidery. April, 1950. 30 pages; some soil.  [08872] $20.00

 

301. Ciba Review #80. Lucchese Silks. June, 1950. 34 pages; some soil.  [08873] $25.00

 

302. Ciba Review #84. Maori Textile Techniques. February, 1951. 30 pages; some soil.  [08874] $20.00

 

303. Ciba Review #85. Indigo. April, 1951. 30 pages; some soil.  [08875] $25.00

 

304. Ciba Review #86. Scottish Highland Dress. June, 1951. 30 pages; some soil.  [08876] $25.00

 

305. Ciba Review #89. The Handkerchief. December, 1951. 30 pages; some soil.  [08877] $30.00

 

306. Ciba Review #90. Textile Arts of the North American Indians. February, 1952. 30 pages; some soil.  [08878] $20.00

 

307. Ciba Review #91. The Linen Industry of St. Gall. April, 1952. 30 pages; some soil.  [08879] $20.00

 

308. Ciba Review #93. Uniforms. August, 1952. 30 pages; some soil.  [08880] $20.00

 

309. Ciba Review #94. Alaska Sealskins. October, 1952. 30 pages; some soil.  [08881] $20.00

 

310. Ciba Review #96. Velvet.  February, 1953. 30 pages; some soil.  [08883] $20.00

 

 

 

 

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