Catalogue #275

Recent Acquisitions-
old & new books
on Antiques & The Arts

-May / June, 2006

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Several Important Recently Published Books-

windsor.jpg (14253 bytes)1. Evans, Nancy Goyne. Windsor-Chair Making in America. From Craft Shop to Consumer. Hanover; University Press of New England: 2006. During the late 18th and first half of the 19th centuries, windsor chairmaking was an important American industry, and examples of the form could be found somewhere in almost every house and public building. “Drawing principally on original source materials, Nancy Goyne Evans presents an authoritative and absorbing historical picture of the vernacular chair shop and industry in this elegantly written and extensively illustrated book. Evans discusses everything from [shop] structure to tools and equipment, from shop personnel to power sources, and from raw materials to ornaments, both painted and stenciled. A meticulous chapter on marketing surveys the distribution of Windsor furniture to local, overland, coastal, and overseas markets, with particular emphasis on trade to the coastal south and the islands of the Caribbean, and addresses methods of doing business. Another section explores consumerism and the use of Windsor furniture in domestic and public settings.” The book includes a paint color chart based on more than 1,200 references, a bibliography, and a hundreds of photos of the chairs themselves. Hardcover. 9.5”x12”, 475 pages, loaded with color and b/we illustrations, dj. New. [90188] $65.00


th-90200.jpg (8351 bytes)2. Feld, Elizabeth & Stuart. In Pointed Style. The Gothic Revival in America, 1800-1860. New York; Hirschl & Adler Galleries: 2006. A wonderful exhibition catalog, featuring furniture, architecture, glass, lighting, silver and other decorations. Illustrated with many period prints and artwork, as well as stunning new color photographs. With an introductory essay by David B. Warren. Softcover. 9”x11”, 144 pages, color and b/w illustrations. Bibliography. New. [90200] $45.00

3. Griffin, William & Florence, et al. Neat Pieces. The Plain-Style Furniture of 19th Century Georgia. University of Georgia Press: 2006. A new edition of the classic and important 1983 catalog. This loan exhibition of Georgia "plain" furniture of the period 1820-1860 was the result of five years of painstaking work; 2,000 pieces of furniture were studied before the final 126 were chosen. Each piece is carefully described and illustrated, and there is an introduction which explains the development of Georgia, her cabinetmakers, and their furniture. In addition to the furniture the organizers turned up a wealth of information on individual Georgia cabinetmakers, and this information is also presented here. An important contribution to the literature on early Southern decorative arts. This augmented edition features color illustrations of most of the pieces, and a new Introduction. Softcover. 8"x11", 236 pages, color and b/w illustrations. New. [90193] $39.95

th-90156-index.jpg (11076 bytes)4. 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


5. Wilson, Kenneth M. Mt. Washington & Pairpoint Glass. Volume One. Encompassing the History of the Mt. Washington Glass Works and Its Successors, the Pairpoint Companies. Woodbridge; Antique Collectors’ Club: 2005. A massive, thorough and important work on the Mt. Washington Glass Works, its history and its products up to about 1900, including Iridescent, Sicilian, Rose Amber, Burmese, Peach Blow, Pearl Satin, cameo, and Coraline lines, as well as salts, toothpicks, and lighting glassware. This large, heavy volume is illustrated with a wide variety of new photographs and old catalog cuts, photographs, advertisements and other rare material. Kenneth Wilson spent 15 years or more at work on this book and its to-be-published companion, and the result is nothing less than extraordinary. Hardcover. 10”x12”, 349 pages, 500 color and b/w illustrations, dj. New. [90185] $95.00

 

~ Some Other New Books On the Decorative Arts ~

6. Baldwin, Cinda K. Great & Noble Jar. Traditional Stoneware of South Carolina. McKissick Museum/University of Georgia Press: 1993. A thorough, scholarly study of stoneware pottery and potters of South Carolina. Baldwin examines the clays used by local potters, the emergence of the regional folk traditions, the influence and work of African-American slave potters, including the famous slave folk-potter known as “Dave”, post-war stoneware production, clays and glazes, forms and functions, and the 20th century decline and renewal of the South Carolina folk pottery tradition. Hardcover. 8.5”x10”, 234 pages, 15 color and many b/w illustrations, dj. New. [90195] $39.95

7. Beckerdite, Luke (ed.). American Furniture 2005. Chipstone Foundation: 2005. Features articles on: ‘Early Rhode Island Turning’ by Erik Kyle Gronning & Dennis Andrew Carr; ‘Mannerism in Early American Furniture: Connoisseurship, Intention and Theatricality’ by Glenn Adamson; ‘Structure, Style, and Evolution: The Sack-Back Windsor Armchair’ by David R. Pesuit; ‘New York Card Tables, 1800-1825’ by Philip D. Zimmerman; ‘Fashioning Furniture and Framing Community: Woodworkers and the Rise of a Connecticut River Valley Town’ by Joshua W. Lane & Donald P. White III; plus book reviews. Card covers. 8.5”x11”, 282 pages, color and b/w illustrations. New. [90189] $60.00

8. Burrison, John A. Brothers in Clay. The Story of Georgia Folk Pottery. Athens; University of Georgia Press: 1995. "Georgia has a remarkable pottery tradition beginning with the colonial potter Andrew Duche, who set up shop in Savannah in 1738 and spanning the centuries to Lanier Meaders... 'Brothers in Clay' is the story of this tradition and the families who have shaped and preserved it." Softcover. 8"x10", 326 pages, 12 color plates and 152 b/w illustrations. New. [90192] $35.00

9. 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

th-90166-index.jpg (10760 bytes)10. 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”, 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. 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


11. Curtis, Phillip H. Tucker Porcelain 1826-1838: A Re-Appraisal. University of Delaware: 1972 / UMI Reprints. A thesis and scholarly re-appraisal of the history of this pioneering American porcelain manufacturer, based on the extensive archives housed in the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Spiral bound, card covers. 8.5”x11”, 148 pages, poor b/w illustrations. A reprint from microfilm, with consequent degradation of b/w photos. New. [90181] $65.00

12. Dearborn, Mona L. Anson Dickinson. The Celebrated Miniature Painter, 1779-1852. Hartford; Connecticut Historical Society: 1983. The definitive catalog of this noted miniaturist’s work. This catalog illustrates and meticulously describes the 94 miniatures which were included in the exhibition, and also contains a transcript of Dickinson’s surviving workbook which lists some 1,500 sitters. There is also a biography of Dickinson, an essay about his known surviving trade cards, and an extensive and useful bibliography. Softcover. 4”x6.5”, 187 pages, color and b/w illustrations. New. [90134] $14.95

13. Edwards, Maxine T. Mermaids and Saguaros: The U.S.S. Arizona Silver. Arizona State Capitol Museum: 1994. A beautiful, short study of the superb silver service made for the battleship USS Arizona by Reed & Barton. Softcover. 7”x10”, 39 pages, color and b/w illustrations; fine. [90126] $9.95

14. Feld, Stuart P. Boston in the Age of Neo-Classicism, 1810-1840. New York; Hirschl & Adler Galleries: 1999. A beautifully illustrated exhibition catalog, featuring sections on furniture, metalwork, lighting, glass, porcelain, and paintings. Includes an introductory essay by Page Talbot. Softcover. 9”x11”, 143 pages, color and b/w illustrations. Bibliography. New. [90198] $40.00

15. Feld, Elizabeth & Stuart. Of the Newest Fashion. Masterpieces of American Neo-Classical Decorative Arts. New York; Hirschl & Adler Galleries: 2001. Hirschl & Adler’s 50th Anniversary exhibition. A beautifully illustrated catalog, featuring sections on furniture, silver, lighting, metalwork, glass, and porcelain. Softcover. 9”x11”, 103 pages, color and b/w illustrations. Bibliography. New. [90199] $40.00

16. Frank, Robin Jaffee. Love and Loss. American Portrait and Mourning Miniatures. New Haven; Yale University Press: 2000. The beautifully produced catalog to the traveling loan exhibition of portrait miniatures assembled by the Yale University Art Gallery. Frank not only explores the role of portrait miniatures in American life, but also in American death, as her extended essay “Not Lost but Gone Before” chronicles the uses and symbolism of mourning miniatures. Other chapters cover the role miniatures played in society, the miniaturists who created these tiny jewels, and the competition between miniatures and photography. The catalog features brilliant color photographs and many enlargements of details. Hardcover. 5.5”x7”, 358 pages, many color and b/w illustrations, dj. New. [90135] $35.00

17. Garrett, Wendell, et al. Neo-Classicism in America. Inspiration and Innovation 1810-1840. New York; Hirschl & Adler Galleries: 1991. A wide-ranging exhibition featuring furniture, paintings, prints, silver and some ceramics and glass, beautifully photographed and meticulously described with entries written by Wendell Garrett, Susan Menconi, Barbara Ward, Joseph Goddu, and Bruce Lazarus. Garrett also contributes the main essay- “Novus Ordo Seclorum: A New Order of the Ages”. Softcover. 9”x10”, 135 pages, color and b/w illustrations; New. [90197] $40.00

18. 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

19. Goodison, Nicholas. Matthew Boulton: Ormolu. London; Christies Books: 2002. Nicholas Goodison revisits the subject of Boulton’s ormolu ornaments and his manufactory at Soho, and comes away with new and previously unpublished material. Covering the years 1768 to 1782, the text includes candlesticks & candelabra, chimneypiece mounts, clock cases, door furniture, ewers, fenders, furniture mounts, girandoles & sconces, ice pails, ink stands, knife & cutlery cases, obelisks, picture & cameo frames, sugar dishes, tea urns, tripods, and vases, as well as the methods by which ornaments were designed, made and marketed. Appendices list Boulton’s patrons, the Soho Guest ‘Register’ book, sales catalogues from 1771 and 1778, the inventory of 1782, a list of numbered ornaments, and the indenture papers of a worker. “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

20. Helliwell, Stephen. Understanding Antique Silver Plate. Woodbridge; Antique Collectors' Club: 2000. If it looks like silver but it’s not... 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. Separate sections of the book treat Sheffield & “fused” plate, and electroplate, and there is additional information on Mercury, or “fire” playing, cold gilding and “close plating”. 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

21. Hofer, Margaret Kugelman. The Tory Joiner of Middleborough, Massachusetts: Simeon Doggett and his community, 1762-1792. University of Delaware: 1991 / Ann Arbor; UMI Reprints. A dissertation based on an account book found in the Connecticut Historical Society. Doggett was “an ordinary man who made his living by farming, making furniture, and building houses”. He also was imprisoned on his own farm during the Revolution because he was a Loyalist. An interesting study of an individual cabinetmaker, and of the joiners of southeastern Massachusetts. Also includes a list of woodworking artisans in eastern Massachusetts between 1760-1810. Spiral bound, card covers. 8.5”x11”, 117 pages, poor b/w illustrations. A reprint from microfilm, with consequent degradation of b/w photos. New. [90179] $65.00

22. Hollan, Catherine B. In the Neatest, Most Fashionable Manner: Three Centuries of Alexandria Silver. Alexandria; The Lyceum Company: 1994. The catalog to the Lyceum Company’s loan exhibition of the work of Alexandria, Virginia silversmiths over the last 300 years. The catalog describes each of the 161 pieces in the exhibition and illustrates almost all of them, with photographs of many marks also included. There are essays on Alexandria silver and silversmiths and the ownership of silver in Alexandria, as well as a list of all identified Alexandria silversmiths, clock and watchmakers, jewelers and engravers working prior to 1899. There is also a short bibliography which includes some pertinent periodical entries. The photographs are large and clear and the catalog is nicely printed on glossy paper -a substantial and elegant production and an important addition to the scant literature on Southern silver and silversmiths. Softcover. 8.5”x11”, 189 pages, b/w illustrations; marks. New. [90133] $29.95

23. 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

24. 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

25. 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

th-90147-index.jpg (4420 bytes)26. Kugelman, Thomas P., Alice K. Kugelman, et al. Connecticut Valley Furniture by Eliphalet Chapin and His Contemporaries, 1750-1800. University Press of New England: 2005. “Connecticut Valley Furniture offers the first-ever systematic framework for classifying eighteenth-century Connecticut case furniture-high chests, dressing tables, desks, bureaus, chests-on-chests. Nearly two hundred illustrated entries present the findings of the Hartford Case Furniture Study, an extensive field study of over five hundred regional examples conducted over fourteen years by independent furniture scholars Thomas P. Kugelman and Alice K. Kugelman and furniture consultant and restorer Robert Lionetti. The book defines four major style centers emanating from the towns of Wethersfield, East Windsor, and Colchester, Connecticut, as well the Springfield-Northampton region of Massachusetts. Over half of the illustrations feature unpublished or little-known furniture pieces discovered in private or small institutional collections, in addition to the extraordinary holdings of the Connecticut Historical Society Museum and other major collections. Complementing the text are period maps, an illustrated glossary, biographies of selected cabinetmakers, and six interpretive essays. Hardcover. 10”x12”, 540 pages, 445 color and b/w illustrations, dj. New. [90147] $75.00

27. 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 stopped. 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

28. Michaan, Steven. American Fish Decoys. FishDecoy: 2004. “From the earliest inhabitants of the American Continent to the boatwrights and carpenters who earned their livings on the shores of the Great Lakes during the Depression, fish decoys have sustained the livelihoods of spear fishermen during the coldest winters. Beautifully carved, fancifully painted and extraordinarily effective, these replicas of fish were designed to attract and lure fish within reach of patiently waiting spear-fisherman. This beautiful volume shows over one hundred masterworks including many decoys from the first major museum exhibition of ice fishing decoys at the Museum of American Folk Art in New York. Steven Michaan is a collector and avid fisherman. He spent a decade learning about and collecting the best examples of fish decoys that were available. American folk art experts recognized the value of his work and his collection became the basis for the first major museum show devoted to fish and decoys. The exhibit, “Beneath the Ice: The Art of the Fish Decoy,” was held by the Museum of American Folk Art in New York in 1989”. Hardcover. 12"x10", 208 pages, many color illustrations. New. [90196] $95.00

29. 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

30. 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

31. Pope, Clive Mason. A-Z of Staffordshire Dogs. A Potted History. Woodbridge; Antique Collectors’ Club: 1999. 3rd prtg. The potters of Staffordshire, never ones to let a good opportunity pass them by, were prolific producers of pottery dogs of all types during the 19th century. From Queen Victoria’s favorite spaniel to a selection of greyhounds, whippets, collies and others (including a few the Kennel Association is still trying to identify), pottery dogs were potted and painted with a great gusto. This charming, informative and well-illustrated reference work will please any canny canine collector. Hardcover. 8.5”x8.5”, 168 pages, 203 color illustrations, dj. New. [90184] $49.50

th-90149.jpg (6632 bytes)32. Powers, Steven S. North American Burl Treen. Colonial & Native American. Private published: 2005. A scholarly, well illustrated book on a sadly under-studied subject. This book selects and examines nearly 200 objects from private and museum collections, and illustrates them in more than 250 color photographs. Chapters include- American Colonial Burl Bowls; The Patten Family; The Covered Burl Bowl; The Burl Mortar; Assorted Burl Treen; Burl Effigy Bowls of the Woodland Indians; Native American Burl Bowls; Native American Burl Effigy Ladles, Paddles and Scoops; Atlantic White Cedar Burl of the Abenaki; and much more! Hardcover. 8.5”x11”, 208 pages, 260 color illustrations, dj. New. [90149] $125.00


33. 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

34. Rowan, Michelle. Nineteenth Century Cameos. Woodbridge; Antique Collectors’ Club: 2004. “Until now, there has been no book available which explains the characters and scenes depicted on nineteenth century cameos, inspired by Greek and Roman mythology. Michele Rowan, a long-established cameo dealer and collector, has produced a fascinating guide to help the reader identify these mythological subjects, and to explain their significance in Victorian times. Straightforward information is also provided on the materials and tools used by cameo-carvers, many of whom were Italians producing souvenirs for the tourist trade. Some of the most eminent gem-engravers signed their work and examples of their superb craftsmanship are illustrated and discussed. The detailed captions to most of the cameos shown include current values, and the author has also produced a useful guide for the collector on purchasing and caring for cameos and what to look for when starting a collection. ‘Nineteenth Century Cameos’ is an invaluable reference book for collectors, dealers and anyone interested in the cameo as a beautiful piece of jewellery which has a story to tell.” Hardcover. 8”x9.5”, 134 pages, 129 color illustrations, dj. New. [90186] $49.50

35. Salter, John. Wine Labels 1730-2003. A Worldwide History. Woodbridge; Antique Collector’s Club: 2005. This is the first comprehensive study of wine labels to be published since 1947, and it will become the standard study of the subject for decades to come. Written with the help of members of the Wine Label Circle, who have contributed to the text in accordance with their own specialist expertise, it explores the history of the development of not only the labels themselves, but also of the great collections. It examines the makers, places of manufacture and styles, and covers all sorts of labels, including silver, silver plate, gold, china, pottery, paktong, enamel, bone, aluminum, celluloid, brass, tin, gilt, mother-of-pearl, tortoiseshell, fabric, and other types of labels. A large, heavily illustrated, simply superb study. Hardcover. 8.5”x11” 600 pages, color and b/w illustrations, dj. New. [90145] $150.00

36. 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

37. Schwarz, Cynthia Johnson. The Art of the Windsor Chairmaker: An Aesthetic Inquiry. New York University: 1985 / UMI Reprints. A doctoral thesis. Is Windsor chairmaking an art, a craft or both? The author examines this question and documents the process, modern and historic, of windsor chairmaking. She documents the work of present-day chairmakers Michael Dunbar and David Sawyer, and studies the Windsor tradition by examining and evaluating antique chairs. An engaging and interesting examination of windsor chairs. Spiral bound, card covers. 8.5”x11”, 162 pages, poor b/w illustrations. A reprint from microfilm, with consequent degradation of b/w photos. New. [90183] $65.00

38. Smith, Yvonne Brault. John Haley Bellamy. Carver of Eagles. Portsmouth Marine Society: 1982. John Haley Bellamy [1836-1914] was one of America’s best-known woodcarvers, and the phrase “Bellamy eagle” will always cause folk art enthusiasts heart to beat faster. Creator of the famous “Lancaster” eagle and many more distinctive, vibrant carvings, Bellamy was a gifted craftsman. His personal life did not mirror the beauty of his creations, and he led an often troubled, restless life, toiling long days for meager wages. This well-illustrated study remains the definitive study of his life and work. Softcover. 7”x10”, 103 pages, b/w illustrations. New. [90187] $20.00

39. Spillman, Jane Shadel. The American Cut Glass Industry. T.G. Hawkes and his Competitors. Woodbridge; Antique Collectors Club, in association with the Corning Museum of Glass: 2001. 2nd prtg. All that glitters is not glass- or maybe it is. American cut glass of the “brilliant” period certainly glitters, and so does this book, based on a mass of newly unearthed documentary material concerning T.G. Hawkes and Company, one of America’s leading cut-glass firms of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Glass expert Jane S. Spillman was able to use this evidence to write the first in-depth book about the business of American cut glass- the relationship between the company and its workers and its competitors, its dealings with silver manufacturers like Gorham and Tiffany, its special orders from the White House and for the Paris World’s Fair of 1889, and much more. Spillman also deals with other firms, including Hoare, Sinclair and Eggington. Even if you already own books by Boggess, Daniel, Revi, Pearson and Weiner, you will find much new and interesting information here. Hardcover. 8.5”x11”, 320 pages, 80 color and 432 b/w illustrations, dj. New. [90176] $89.50

40. 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

41. Talbott, Page. Classical Savannah. Fine & Decorative Arts, 1800-1840. Savannah; Telfair Museum of Art: 1995. The catalog to an extraordinary loan exhibition of early 19th century furniture, paintings and minor decorations which were either made in Georgia or imported into the state by wealthy Savannah residents to furnish their homes. The first portion of the catalog describes the Classical Taste of the early 19th century and its origins; the second portion examines the arts, architecture, interiors, and patrons of Savannah of the period, and the third section is strictly devoted to the furniture of the exhibition. Softcover. 8.5”x11”, 196 pages, b/w illustrations. New. [90194] $24.95

42. Tarule, Robert. The Joined Furniture of William Searle and Thomas Dennis: A Shop-Based Inquiry into the Woodworking Technology of the Seventeenth Century Joiner. The Union Institute: 1992 / UMI Reprints. A detailed examination of the methods of construction used by two Ipswich, Massachusetts 17th century joiners. Spiral bound, card covers. 8.5”x11”, about 400 pages, poor b/w illustrations. A reprint from microfilm, with consequent degradation of b/w photos. New. [90180] $65.00

th-90168.jpg (6928 bytes)43. 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. Hardcover. 10”x12”, 298 pages, color illustrations, dj; bibliography. New. [90168] $75.00


44. Wands, Scott Lannon. William G. Beesley (1797-1842), Windsor Chairmaker, Colourman, and Decorative Painter of Salem, New Jersey. University of Delaware: 2003 / UMI Reprints. A master’s thesis. A scholarly transcription and analysis of the daybooks for 1828-1830 and 1937-1842 of southern New Jersey chairmaker and interior paint supplier William Beesley. Beesley’s daybooks have been held at the Salem County Historical Society, but this was the first time they had been thoroughly analyzed. “The study of Beezley’s daybooks reveals important information about the types of chairs manufactured and sold in Salem, New Jersey, about the production and sale of decorative and house paint, and about the artisan network present there in the 1820s and 1830s.” Spiral bound, card covers. 8.5”x11”, 321 pages, poor b/w illustrations. A reprint from microfilm, with consequent degradation of b/w photos. New. [90182] $65.00

45. Zogry, Kenneth Joel. The Best the Country Affords. Vermont Furniture 1765-1850. Bennington Museum: 1995. Edited by Philip Zea, with a Foreword by Wendell Garrett. A beautifully produced loan-exhibition catalog, featuring large, nicely lit photographs, and many illustrations of original labels, advertisements, etc. Softcover. 8.5"x12", 172 pages, many b/w and some color illustrations. New. [90191] $40.00

46. Zusy, Catherine. Norton Stoneware and American Redware: The Bennington Museum Collection. Bennington Museum: 2003. 2nd prtg. First published in 1991, this important catalog re-examines the products of the Norton pottery in light on newly examined period sources and records, and provides a much more scholarly approach to the problems of attribution than some earlier studies did. The second portion of the catalog examines redware from the Museum’s collection. Softcover. 8.5”x11”, 79 pages, color and b/w illustrations. New. [90190] $30.00

 

~ And Now the Out-of-Print Books ~

47. A Century of Chair Making, 1828-1928. The History of Alfred H. Whitney Co. South Ashburnham: 1928. A short promotional history of this chair company which was started in 1828 in a one-room “factory” measuring 14 by 18 feet, where three sizes of Boston rocker were made by hand. Four generations later the company made a general line of chairs for the “home, office, hotel, clubrooms and restaurants”. Hardcover. 6”x9”, 5 page of text plus 7 b/w plates, 2 illustrating the original 1828 shop and the 1928 factory. Light soil, a little wear. [08925] $50.00

48. A Land Called Crete. Minoan and Mycenaen Art from American and European Public and Private Collections. Northampton; Smith College Museum of Art: 1967. A loan exhibition of pottery, gold, ceramics and stone artifacts. Softcover. 7”x9”, 52 pages, b/w illustrations; near fine. [08887] $25.00

49. Ames, Kenneth L & Gerald W.R. Ward (eds.). Decorative Arts and Household Furnishings in America 1650-1920. An Annotated Bibliography. Winterthur; Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum: 1989. One of the most useful of the modern decorative arts bibliographies, covering architecture, furniture, glass, ceramics, metals, textiles, timepieces, artisans & culture, and “household activities and systems” (plumbing, heating, etc). Each section was written by an expert in the field, and all the entries are extensively annotated; as you may have noticed, we quote extensively from this book ourselves. Among the contributors were the two editors, as well as David Schuyler, Ellen Paul Denker, Kirk Nelson, Rodris Roth, Susan Burrows Swan, Thomas S. Mitchie, Edward S. Cooke, Jr., and Neville Thompson. The entries are cross-indexed by author and title. You simply must have a copy. Hardcover. 8.5”x11”, 392 pages, a fine copy. [08965] $40.00

50. Andersson, Aron. Mediaeval Drinking Bowls of Silver Found in Sweden. Stockholm; Kungliga Vitterhets Historie och Antikvitets Akademien: 1983. An in-depth study of 25 Medieval silver drinking bowls from Sweden, featuring exceptionally fine photography. The bowls are fully described and illustrated, and the author also explores the sources of their decoration by comparing them with other surviving artifacts of the period. An interesting study of both Medieval silver and Medieval art and iconography in more general terms. Hardcover. 8.5"x11.5", 118 pages, numerous b/w illustrations; light soil, but a nice copy. [08899] $100.00

51. Annenberg, Maurice. Type Foundries of America and Their Catalogs. New Castle; Oak Knoll Press: 1994. A reissue of the landmark 1975 book, updated and amended by Stephen O. Saxe. Saxes’ additions include 8 new appendices, one of them listing 73 type specimen books that were unknown when the 1975 edition was published, and another describes a newly discovered type foundry in New York. Hardcover. 8.5”x11”, 286 pages, b/w illustrations, dj; a fine copy. [08957] $50.00

52. Barnard, Harry. Wedgwood Chats. Merion; Buten Museum of Wedgwood: (1970). A reprinting of "Chats on Wedgwood Ware", first published in 1924. Barnard was a designer at Doulton from 1880-1894, and an executive at Wedgwood from 1896-1932, running the Wedgwood London showroom from 1902-1919, and later served as Curator of the Wedgwood Museum. Hardcover. 5.5"x8.5", 260 pages, b/w illustrations; fine. [08985] $25.00

53. Battison, Edwin A. & Patricia E. Kane. The American Clock, 1725-1865. The Mabel Brady Garvan and Other Collections at Yale University. Greenwich; New York Graphic Society: 1973. Fifty outstanding examples of American clockmaking, described and illustrated by the Curator of Horology at the Smithsonian and the Curator of the Garvan Collection at Yale. The examples include tall case, shelf and wall clocks, from one of the greatest public collections in America. The innards, in many cases, are illustrated right there along with the outards... Hardcover. 9.5"x10.5", 207 pages, b/w illustrations; dj; a very nice copy. [08927] $125.00

54. Beckwith, Arthur. Majolica and Fayence: Italian, Sicilian, Majorcan, Hispano-Moresque and Persian. New York. D. Appleton and Company: 1877. Interesting as an early study of Italian maiolica, with a chapter of mottoes and sayings found on the pottery, and manu notes on the decorative motifs and techniques of maiolica potters. The examples and illustrations were drawn from the Castellani Collection. An additional chapter describes the ceramics at the 1876 Centennial Exhibition. Hardcover. 5.25”x8”, 185 pages, 51 line illustrations; light cover wear; both hinges reglued along the inner seam. [08983] $25.00

55. Benes, Peter (ed.). The Bay and the River: 1600-1900. Dublin Seminar for New England Folklife, Annual Proceedings, 1981. Boston University: 1982. Includes articles on regionalism in 17th century New England joinery by Trent; Concord case furniture by Kaye; Jedediah and Jabez Baldwin (1790-1820), clockmakers by Zea, and more. Softcover. 6"x9", 144 pages, b/w illustrations; light wear. [08924] $40.00

56. 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 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; a nice, clean copy. [08919] $50.00

57. Bishop, Robert. Centuries and Styles of The American Chair, 1640-1970. New York; E.P. Dutton: 1972. The most massive and heavily illustrated survey of the development and history of American seating furniture. Robert Bishop authored several books on American antiques and was Curator of Furniture at the Henry Ford Museum. "This work is most valuable for its numerous illustrations drawn from many different collections" (Ames). Hardcover. 9"x11", 526 pages, 923 b/w illustrations, dj; bibliography. Light wear, a nice copy. [08930] $85.00

58. Bradford, Ernle. English Victorian Jewellery. London; Spring Books:1967. "A lively and comprehensive account of 19th century English jewellery..." Includes accounts of the Romantic Movement, archeological influences, neo-classical and "High" styles, the influence of opals, mass-produced jewelry, and more. Hardcover. 7.5"x10", 141 pages, color frontispiece and 32 b/w plates, dj. Light wear, but a nice copy. [08946] $40.00

59. Brainard, Newton C. George Dudley Seymour's Furniture Collection in the Connecticut Historical Society. Hartford; Connecticut Historical Society: 1958. What makes this catalog especially interesting is the inclusion of comments about each piece from Seymour's carefully kept and sometimes caustically honest notebook. Hardcover. 7"x9.5", 141 pages, b/w illustrations; light cover soil, very light wave along the page tops. [08945] $100.00

60. Branin, M. Lelyn. The Dodge Pottery in Portland, Maine. [contained in] Old-Time New England, The Bulletin of the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities, Winter, 1969. A late-18th/early 19th century earthenware pottery. Softcover. 6.5”x9.5”, article- pp.75-85, b/w illustrations; issue- 26 pages; light wear. [08981] $25.00

61. Branin, M. Lelyn. The Orcutt & Crafts Pottery in Portland, Maine. [contained in] Old-Time New England, The Bulletin of the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities, Winter, 1970. The story of the first stoneware pottery in Maine. Softcover. 6.5”x9.5”, article- pp.94-103, b/w illustrations; issue- 35 pages; light wear. [08979] $25.00

62. Branin, M. Lelyn. The Winslow Pottery in Portland, Maine. [contained in] Old-Time New England, The Bulletin of the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities, Spring, 1971. The rise and fall of this successful mid-19th century stoneware manufactory. Softcover. 6.5”x9.5”, article- pp.95-104, b/w illustrations; issue- 28 pages; light wear. [08980] $25.00

63. Buhler, Kathryn C. Colonial Silversmiths -Masters & Apprentices. Boston; Museum of Fine Arts: 1956. A loan exhibition which explored the relationship between the work of master silversmiths and their apprentices using surviving examples and records. This exhibition was staged to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the 1906 Exhibition. Hardcover. 7.5"x8.5", 98 pages plus 126 b/w illustrations; light soil, a little wear. [08909] $60.00

64. Buhler, Kathryn C. Paul Revere, Goldsmith 1735-1818. Boston; Museum of Fine Arts: 1956. The Curator of silver at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and cataloguer of the MFA and Garvan Collections, take a shot at Boston’s best-known silversmith. Good reading. Softcover. 8”x9.5”, 7 pages plus 64 b/w plates; light wear. [08908] $20.00

65. Burroughs, Paul H. Southern Antiques. New York; Bonanza Books: nd (1960s). Originally published in 1931, this pioneering work is still interesting as a collection of photographs of fine southern furniture. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 191 pages plus b/w plates illustrating 118 pieces; 15 line drawings; dj; light wear. [08937] $40.00

66. Carlisle, Lilian Baker. Hat Boxes and Bandboxes at Shelburne Museum. Shelburne Museum: 1960. An early and mid-19th century utilitarian folk art form, these fascinating objects often also ended up preserving period wallpapers, newspapers and other decorative papers. The Shelburne Museum collection is mind-bogglingly extensive, and is shown to its best advantage in this well-illustrated, informative catalog. Softcover. 6"x9", 196+ pages, b/w illustrations; light wear, but a very nice copy. [08939] $50.00

67. Carlisle, Lilian Baker. Pieced Work & Applique Quilts at Shelburne Museum. Shelburne Museum: 1957. A catalog of specimens from the Museum’s fine and varied collections; each quilt and its pattern is illustrated and discussed in some detail. Softcover. 6"x9", 96 pages, color frontispiece and b/w illustrations; bibliography; light wear, but a very nice copy. [08940] $30.00

68. Carra, Massimo. Ivories of the West. London; Hamlyn: 1970. First published in Italy in 1966, this is a colorful little study of the ivory-carver’s art as practiced in the West for the past 5,000 years (mostly the last 1500 years, actually). From the popular “Cameo” series. Hardcover. 5.5”x7.5”, 159 pages, 71 color illustrations, dj; near fine. [08928] $25.00

A Superb Copy-

69. Clarke, Hermann F. & Henry W. Foote. Jeremiah Dummer, Colonial Craftsman & Merchant, 1645-1718. Boston; Houghton-Mifflin Company: 1935. Limited to 225 copies. The second volume in what was eventually a series of four volumes on 17th century American silversmiths. Dummer was one of the earliest New-England born silversmiths, and apprenticed with John Hull. Clarke was able to locate and describe 108 pieces of Dummer's work, and also discusses Dummer's engraving of a plate for Connecticut currency in 1709. Henry Foote contributed the chapters concerning Dummer's possible work as a portrait painter. The list of 153 subscribers to the book also makes interesting reading, giving a quick look at who was interested in the subject of Colonial silver in 1935. The usual museums, libraries and leading collectors are all there, as well as Edsel Ford, and Boston silversmiths George Gebelein and Arthur Stone. Hardcover. 8"x10", 209 pages, plus 24 b/w plates. Slipcased. A very bright and nice copy, about the best copy I have ever seen, or anyone is ever likely to find; one does not like to say ‘as new’ about a 70-year old book, but this is literally ‘as new’. Slipcase with a little wear. [08915] $450.00

70. Clarke, Hermann F. John Hull, A Builder of the Bay Colony. Portland; Southworth Anthoesen Press: 1940. Limited to 500 copies. The fourth and final volume in a series of works on 17th century American silversmiths. John Hull, with his friend and partner Robert Sanderson, was the earliest documented silversmith working in the American colonies. Hull had emigrated from England in 1635 and settled in Boston, quickly becoming a noted artisan. In 1652 he was appointed to make new coins for Massachusetts to replace the old "clipped" coinage. Hardcover; slipcased. 8"x10", 221 pages, plus 16 b/w plates. A fine copy, really quite lovely. Slipcase with minor wear. [08916] $400.00

71. Comstock, Helen. The Looking Glass in America, 1700-1825. New York; The Viking Press: 1968. A very popular study of William & Mary, Queen Anne, Chippendale, Hepplewhite, Adam and Sheraton-style mirrors in America. Hardcover. 9.5"x6.5", 128 pages, tipped-in color frontispiece and numerous b/w illustrations, lightly rubbed and chipped dj. [08941] $30.00

72. Downs, Joseph. American Furniture, Queen Anne and Chippendale Periods in the Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum. New York; Macmillan: 1952. The first edition of this cornerstone reference work, which remains the standard study of this period. Downs had planned to write a three-volume history of American furniture but died before he could complete more than this volume. Charles Montgomery eventually wrote the second, on Federal furniture. Hardcover. 9.5"x12", 10 color plates and 401 b/w illustrations; dj. Light wear, light rubbing and some wear to the jacket. [08921] $65.00

73. Downs, Joseph. American Pewterers and Their Marks. New York; Metropolitan Museum of Art: 1942. 2nd ed. A collection of rubbings of pewter marks, with names and dates of attributed makers. First published in conjunction with an exhibition at the MMA in 1939, and here augmented with material from Ledlie Laughlin’s book. Softcover. 6.5”x9.5”, 24 pages, b/w illustrations; light wear, some pencil notes. [08975] $25.00

74. Draper, Jo. Eighteenth Century Earthenware Tea & Coffee Pots in Northampton Museum. Northampton Museum: 1977. The 57 pieces which comprised the collection of the Northampton (England) Museum collection, grouped by form rather than manufacturer. Softcover. 11.5”x8”, 32 pages, b/w illustrations; light wear & soil, tips thumbed, etc. [08950] $35.00

75. Ensko, Stephen G.C. American Silversmiths and Their Marks IV. Boston; David R. Godine: 1989. An important updating of one of the standard references on American silversmiths. The work was completed by Dorothea Ensko Wyle, Stephen G.C. Ensko’s daughter, and was based on his notes. Hardcover. 6.5”x9.5”, 477 pages, b/w illustrations, dj; near fine. [08895] $40.00

76. Evans, John J., Jr. Early American Pewter. John J. Evans Jr. Collection. Allentown Art Museum: 1966. The first public exhibition of this superlative collection of late 18th-early 19th century American pewter, formed by the Honorary Curator at the Winterthur Museum. Catalog notes by Evans, Introduction by Richard Hirsch. Softcover. 8.5”x7”, 12 pages of text plus 14 b/w plates; a near fine copy. [08917] $35.00

77. Fairbanks, Jonathan & Elizabeth B. Bates. American Furniture 1620 to the Present. New York; Richard Marek: 1981. Perhaps the single best study of the development of American furniture. This study is particularly strong for the years prior to 1835. There is a fine bibliography by Wendell Garrett and Allison Eckardt. "(a) massive pictorial introduction to American furniture. Bates and Fairbanks make good use of line drawings to interpret furniture construction, and the occasional juxtaposition of objects in special 'comparison' pages helps to dramatize regional differences in style... the breadth of coverage here is noteworthy" (Ames & Ward). Semowich 1309. Hardcover. 9"x10.5", 561 pages, 100 color and 1,300 b/w illustrations, dj. Light wear, jacket somewhat worn; slight wrinkle and bad folding to a small area at the bottom of the pages from 161-183. [08932] $50.00

78. Fales, Martha G. Early American Silver for the Cautious Collector. New York; Funk & Wagnalls: 1970. A most important and helpful book. Fales' work still stands as the basic text for any student of American Colonial silver, and includes a glossary and an extensive bibliography. Hardcover. 7"x10", 329 pages, 226 b/w illustrations, dj. Light wear, former owner’s embossure on title page. [08893] $40.00

79. Fales, Martha Gandy. Silver at the Essex Institute. Salem; Essex Institute: 1983. The Essex Institute has a fine collection of early American silver, particularly rich, as one might expect, in Essex-county area items, and all the richer for that. Martha Gandy Fales, the Honorary Curator of the collection, and author of several noted books on early American silver and silversmiths, does a fine job presenting and analyzing the collection in this short but sweet catalog. Softcover. 8”x8”, 62 pages, b/w illustrations; covers a bit rubbed, a little wear. [08906] $40.00

80. Field, Anne E. On the Trail of Stoddard Glass. Dublin; William L. Bauhan: 1975. A good general history of the attempts to make glass at Stoddard, New Hampshire, all of which ultimately failed because of high fuel costs, bad climate, a sand supply that could not be used for clear glass, and poor transportation. But they gave it a good try anyway, didn’t they? Softcover. 5.5”x8.5”, 110 pages, b/w illustrations; near fine. [08918] $45.00

81. Fox, Ross Allan C. Quebec and Related Silver at The Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit; Wayne State University Press: 1978. A catalog of 48 pieces of silver in the collection, at the time the finest collection of early French Canadian silver outside Canada. There are meticulous catalog entries, silversmith biographies, and a bibliography. A fine and informative catalog. Hardcover. 8.5"x9", 174 pages, 47 b/w plates plus 62 b/w figures, dj. A very nice copy. [08900] $75.00

82. Frantz, Alison. A Land Called Crete. Photographs of Minoan and Mycenean Sites and Works of Art by Alison Frantz. Northampton; Smith College Museum of Art: 1967. A mix of photographs of ancient gold, bronze and ceramic artifacts and ancient ruins. Frantz makes full use of the play between dark and light, shadow and highlight in these beautiful black & white photographs. Softcover. 7”x9”, 10 pages + 52 b/w plates; light wear. [08886] $25.00

83. Frelinghuysen, Alice. American Porcelain, 1770-1920. New York; Metropolitan Museum of Art/Abrams: 1989. A beautifully illustrated history of American porcelains, from the first wares of Bonnin and Morris and Tucker to the wondrous works of Robineau, McLaughlin and Lenox. Issued in conjunction with an important loan exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, this book comprises an extended historical essay by Frelinghuysen, and a detailed and scholarly catalog of the pieces in the exhibition. Both sections are illustrated with superb color photographs. Hardcover. 9.5”x11.5”, 319 pages, color and b/w illustrations, dj; a nice copy with only light wear. [08936] $125.00

84. Glaser, Lynn. America on Paper. The First Hundred Years. Philadelphia; Associated Antiquaries: 1989. A collection of essays on 16th century books, maps & prints illustrating and discussing the New World. Topics include the natives, natural history, exploration and colonization. Hardcover. 8.5”x11”, 252 pages, b/w illustrations, dj; light wear, but a nice copy. [08958] $40.00

85. Gordon, Elinor (ed.). Chinese Export Porcelain. An Historical Survey. New York; Main Street/Universe Books: 1975. An anthology of articles from The Magazine Antiques, divided into sections on the European market, the American market, patterns & designs and Lowestoft. Authors include Homer Eaton Keyes, Clare le Corbeiller, Carl Dauterman, J.A. Lloyd Hyde, John Goldsmith Phillips, W.B. Honey, Algernon Tudor-Craig, Carl Crossman, and others. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 175 pages, numerous b/w and 14 color illustrations; light soil, a little wear. [08954] $50.00

86. Graphik der Durerzeit. Albrecht Durer, die Bruder Beham und Andere. Dusseldorf & New York; C.G. Boerner: 2003. A dealer’s catalog of prints, chiefly examples by Durer from the collection of Moriz von Kuffner. Softcover. 8”x10.5”, 64 pages, b/w illustrations; fine. [08889] $20.00

87. Hartley, Julia Magee. Old American Glass: The Mills Collection at Texas Christian University. Forth Worth; Texas Christian University Press: 1975. The shelf catalog, with thumbnail notes, of a private collection of 2000+ pieces of 19th century pattern glass (and some other Victorian glass) assembled in Lubbock by Flora Rupe Mills. Hardcover. 9”x9”, 279 pages, 16 color and 22 b/w plates, dj. Light wear, a little soil. [08955] $35.00

88. [Hayward, John]. Sheffield Plate. London; HMSO: 1955. A pictorial survey of pieces from the V&A’s collection. From their ‘Small Picture Book’ series. Softcover. 4.5”x7”, 3 pages of text + 30 b/w plates; light wear; ownership signature of John P. Lammon of the V&A inside the front cover. [08911] $20.00

89. Heckscher, Morrison H. American Furniture in the Metropolitan Museum of Art II- Late Colonial Period: The Queen Anne and Chippendale Styles. New York; Metropolitan Museum of Art/Random House: 1985. A massive, scholarly and well illustrated survey of the Met's collection. "Entries are lengthy, authoritative on points of connoisseurship, and strengthened by Heckscher's substantive amounts of original research..." (Ames & Ward). Hardcover. 9.5"x12.5", 383 pages, b/w and several color illustrations; dj. A near fine copy in a near fine jacket. Inscribed by Heckscher. [08968] $250.00

90. Heilpern, Gisela. Josiah Wedgwood. Eighteenth-Century English Potter: A Bibliography. Carbondale; Southern Illinois University Library: 1967. A valuable bibliography which includes books by and about Wedgwood, periodical articles, and a section on Wedgwood’s partner, Thomas Bentley. Softcover. 8.5”x11”, 66 pages, light wear. [08987] $40.00

91. Heineken, Ty & Kiyoko. Tansu. Traditional Japanese Cabinetry. New York; Weatherhill: 1985. 3rd prtg. ”Tansu, the unique cabinetry of Japan, springs from a rich folk-art tradition that combines the skills of the wood joiner, lacquer artist, and ironsmith, all widely renowned for their fine craftsmanship. This book is divided into two parts, the first on history and the second on techniques.” Hardcover. 7.5”x10.5”, 247 pages, 27 color and 260 b/w illustrations, dj; jacket rubbed, some light wear, a little soil. [08949] $50.00

92. Hodgkinson, Terence. English Medieval Albasters. London; HMSO: 1976. A minute handbook of 9 alabasters from the V&A. Softcover. 5”x6”, 11 pages, 9 color illustrations; covers spotted, some soil. [08961] $15.00

93. Hower, Ralph M. The Wedgwoods. Ten Generations of Potters. Privately printed for Elaine & Byron Born in 1975. The text originally appeared in the Journal of Economic and Business History, February & August, 1932. A business-oriented history of Josiah Wedgwood and the subsequent generations of the family that expanded and maintained the business. Hardcover. 6”x9”, 62 pages; marbled endpapers; a fine copy. [08984] $75.00

94. Hunisak, John M. & Ruth Butler. Carvings, Casts & Replicas. Nineteenth-Century Sculpture from Europe & America in New England Collections. Middlebury College Museum of Art: 1994. An exhibition suggested by the odd fact that 19th century sculpture was, relatively, under-valued when compared with 19th century paintings. An interesting exhibition featuring pieces from New England collections, many of them little-known or obscure (in terms of fame, not quality). Softcover. 8.5”x11”, 206 pages, b/w and color illustrations; bibliography; a little wear, but a very nice copy. [08890] $25.00

95. Israfil, Mehmet Nabi. Samovars. The Art of the Russian Metalworkers. New York; Fil Caravan Inc.: 1990. 3rd prtg. A hand guide to the history and collecting of samovars, the only such handbook in English. Spiral bound. 8.5”x5.5”, 82 pages, b/w and line illustrations; a nice copy. [08926] $25.00

96. Jacobs, Carl. Guide to American Pewter. New York; The McBride Company: 1957. A standard guide, featuring marks, biographical notes, line illustrations and descriptions of forms, and many good illustrations of antique American pewterware. Hardcover. 6"x9", 216 pages, b/w illustrations; A little wear, jacket a bit worn. [08896] $25.00

97. Jayne, Horace H.F., et al. Tucker China: 1825-1838. An Exhibition of Examples of the Porcelain made in Philadelphia by William Ellis Tucker, Tucker and Hulme, Tucker and Hemphill, Joseph Hemphill, and Thomas Tucker. Philadelphia Museum of Art: 1957. "Catalog from an exhibition of over 600 pieces of china, documents, and memorabilia. An engaging essay by Horace H.F. Jayne on the Tuckers and the Tucker venture precedes the catalog" -Strong. Softcover. 7"x9.5", 36 pages, 4 color and 10 b/w plates; a very nice copy. [08942] $150.00

98. Jeavons, Sidney A. Church Plate of Warwickshire. Diocese of Coventry. Cheltenham; Birmingham Archaeological Society: 1963. An inventory and description of 632 pieces of antique plate found in Coventry-area churches. The Diocese contains some fine examples of plate including 3 pre-Reformation examples, one of which, a c.1500 silver-gilt secular cup now at Monks Kirby, was unrecorded before Jeavons saw it and photographed and described it for this book. Life is full of minor miracles, I suppose. Hardcover. 7.5"x10", xii + 92 pages, plus 34 b/w plates; torn and worn dj. [08898] $65.00

99. Jolles, J.A. De Schuttersgilden en Schutterijen van Noord-Brabant, overzicht van hetgeen nog bestaat. Hertogenbosch: 1933. A study of silver and metal gorgets and other civic and military medallions in the Netherlands, arranged by city. My grandfather used to say “when you’ve seen one gorget you’ve seen them all, but he’d never been to the Netherlands... Softcover. 2 volumes. 6"x9.5", 223 + 256 pages, numerous b/w illustrations; covers with moderate wear, a little internal soil and a few spots. [08897] $125.00

100. Jones, Frances Follin. Ancient Art in the Art Museum, Princeton University. Princeton University Press: 1960. Egyptian, Greek and Roman antiquities. The photographs by Reuben Goldberg are stark and stirring. Softcover. 6”x9”, 71 pages, b/w illustrations; light wear. [08885] $20.00

101. Kauffman, Gerhard. North German Folk Pottery of the 17th to the 20th Centuries. International Exhibitions Foundation: 1979. A traveling exhibition, with objects loaned from a number of German institutions. Softcover. 8.5"x11.5", 148 pages, several color and many b/w illustrations; a nice copy. [08966] $35.00

102. Kauffman, Henry J. American Copper & Brass. New York; Thomas Nelson & Sons: 1968. A well illustrated study of copper and brass implements in America of the 18th and 19th centuries. Kauffman provides his usual thorough and detailed explanations of the craft of the metalsmiths and their wares. Includes kettles, pots, pans, stills, mugs, stencils, ladles, measures, funnels, basins, andirons, bells, door knockers, skillets, lancets, tomahawks, button, instruments, balances, sundials, lighting, locks, and much more! A standard reference. Hardcover. 7"x10", 288 pages, color frontispiece and numerous b/w illustrations. Light wear, edges sunned. [08894] $25.00

103. Kauffman, Henry J. The Colonial Silversmith. His Techniques & His Products. Camden; Thomas Nelson: 1969. An important and easily understood study of how Colonial silversmiths worked. Kauffman examines working techniques, tools, workshops, etc. A book which every silver enthusiast should read. How can you understand the object if you don't understand how it was made? Hardcover. 7.5"x10", 176 pages, b/w illustrations, dj; light wear, a little soil. [08891] $25.00

104. Kenney, John T. The Hitchcock Chair, The Story of a Connecticut Yankee... New York; Clarkson Potter: 1971. "The story of a Connecticut Yankee- L. Hitchcock of Hitchcockville- and an account of the restoration of his 19th century manufactory". This reference surveys the 19th century chairs and other furniture made by Hitchcock as well as the rise and fall of the Hitchcock factory, and its subsequent revival. The standard reference to the Andrew Wyeth of American furniture. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 339 pages, 11 color plates and 400+ b/w illustrations, dj. [08931] $85.00

105. Kernan, John Devereux. The Chait Collection of Chinese Export Silver. New York; Ralph M. Chait Galleries: 1985. Limited to 1000 copies. An important exhibition at the Chait Galleries. The firm took five years to assemble this collection, beginning by buying the Davis Collection of Chinese export silver which was then on loan to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. By the time the Chaits were through this was one of, if not the, largest collections of Chinese export silver in private hands. They then staged this exhibition of it to celebrate the firm's 75th Anniversary. John D. Kernan, who co-authored the landmark study "Chinese Export Silver", wrote this scholarly catalog, and it is beautifully illustrated with crisp b/w photographs, including many of hallmarks. Softcover. 8.5"x11", 269 pages, b/w illustrations, marks; slipcase; errata slip; near fine. [08977] $650.00

106. Klapthor, Margaret Brown & Howard Alexander Morrison. Washington. A Figure Upon the Stage. An Exhibition in Celebration of the 250th Anniversary of His Birth. Washington; Smithsonian Institution Press: 1982. A wide-ranging, wonderful exhibition based upon the two major collections of Washington memorabilia at the Smithsonian. A must-have catalog for the Washington enthusiast. Hardcover. 9"x9", 231 pages, extensively illustrated in color and b/w, dj; light jacket soil, else a nice copy. [08970] $35.00

107. [Kushner] Robert Kushner -Opening Doors. New York; DCMoore Gallery: 2004. An exhibition of stunning paintings and screens which evoke a Japanese feeling, love of color and nature, while displaying a Western sense of campiness which is vaguely Warholian. Great fun and very beautiful. Softcover. 9.5”x9.5”, 48 pages, color illustrations; a nice copy. [08884] $20.00

108. Lanmon, Dwight B., et al. John Frederick Amelung. Early American Glassmaker. Corning; The Corning Museum of Glass: 1990. An updated and revised reissue of the 1976 issue of Corning’s Journal of Glass Studies. The text is divided into three parts, covering the history of Amelung, his glass manufactory and its productions; archeological excavations at the site of the manufactory; and a chemical analysis of the glass. Includes scholarly essays by Dwight P. Lanmon, Arlene Palmer Schwind, Ivor Noel Hume, Robert H. Brill and Victor F. Hanson. Hardcover. 8.5”x11”, 243 pages, several color and many b/w illustrations, dj; a nice copy. [08952] $75.00

109. Leehey, Patrick M., et al. Paul Revere - Artisan, Businessman, and Patriot. The Man Behind the Myth. Boston; Paul Revere Memorial Association: 1988. Essays on all the other things Revere did besides ride horses. We all know that Revere was an accomplished and prolific silversmith, and that he engraved the occasional cartoon, such as his famous image of the ‘Boston Massacre’, but this exhibition documents his entire life, and all his other pursuits- merchandiser, dentist, Freemason, bell and cannon casting, and founding a major copper rolling manufactory (Revere Copper? That’s our man). A wide-ranging and interesting exhibition. Hardcover. 8.5"x12", 191 pages, b/w illustrations, light wear. [08914] $50.00

110. as above, softcover, light wear. [08913] $25.00

111. Little, Nina Fletcher. Little by Little. Six Decades of Collecting American Decorative Arts. New York; E.P. Dutton: 1984. The Littles were unparalleled trendsetters and a moving force in the world of American country and folk arts for some sixty years. This is the story of their unique collection and how they built it, piece by piece, trip by trip, deal by deal. Along the way they met or dealt with most of the major figures in the antiques and arts, and many unforgettable minor ones, and they tell many interesting stories about their journey. The text is illustrated with hundreds of fabulous color photographs of pieces from their collection. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 292 pages, color and b/w illustrations, dj. Small gift inscription on the endpaper; light wear. [08929] $125.00

112. Loubat, J.F. The Medallic History of the United States of America, 1776-1876. New Milford; N. Flayderman & Co.: 1967. Originally published in 1878. "Based on actual official records and correspondence of the U.S. government, it is unquestionably the finest study of Congressional medals. In an interesting manner, the author, a meticulous writer and researcher, has traced the development and history of each medal which was awarded by Congress for a single act of valor on land or sea. Medals from 1776-1876 are described in detail from the terms of their award to the designer, the number struck and whether in gold or silver". Hardcover. 6.5"x9.5", lxix + [xii] + 460 + [xvii] pages, plus 86 b/w plates, dj. Jacket with light wear. [08912] $75.00

113. Macquoid, Percy. A History of English Furniture. The Age of Mahogany. London; Lawrence & Bullen/New York; G.P. Putnam’s Sons: 1906. On of a set of four studies published between 1904 and 1908- The Age of Oak [1500-1660], The Age of Walnut [1660-1720], The Age of Satinwood [1770-1820], and this one, The Age of Mahogany [1720-1770]. The plates are based on watercolors by Shirley Slocombe, and reproduce the depth and richness of the woods and the brilliance of the upholstery better than any color photograph of the time could have done. Macquoid's volumes are illustrated with hundreds of b/w illustrations as well as the previously noted color plates. Whether taken singly or as a set, this remains an exhaustive and instructive study, which is still much admired today. Hardcover. 11.5"x15", 271 pages, 254 b/w illustrations, plus 15 color plates with tissue guards; first free endpapers creased; one plate with a corner crease; slight wear, a few rumpled in one gather, but overall a very clean, tight, nice copy. [08972] $150.00

114. McClinton, Katherine M. Collecting American 19th Century Silver. New York; Charles Scribner’s Sons: 1968. The standard history of American silver as it wended its merry way through the Federal, Empire and Rococo periods and then on into various Victorian historical and revivalist styles, then back out by way of the Eclectic and Art Nouveau movements. A very popular, well illustrated book. Hardcover. 8"x10", 280 pages, profusely illustrated in b/w, dj; light wear. [08892] $40.00

115. Medley, Margaret. Illustrated Catalogue of Ming Polychrome Wares in the Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art. University of London; 1966. A small, scholarly catalog of 15th and 16th century wares. Card covers. 6”x9.5”, 49 pages plus 1 color and 20 b/w plates; light soil. [08989] $25.00

116. Minutes of the First Wedgwood International Seminar. Philadelphia Museum of Art: 1956. The proceedings and exhibits, essays on Wedgwoodian topics. Softcover. 5.5”x8.5”, 104 pages, b/w illustrations; some wear and soil, front cover creased and with 1” tear at the bottom of the spine. [08990] $75.00

117. Minutes of the Second Wedgwood International Seminar. CooperUnion Museum for the Arts of Decoration: 1957. Essays on Wedgwood topics. Softcover. 5.5”x8.25”, 68 pages, b/w illustrations; light wear. [08991] $65.00

118. Montgomery, Charles F. American Furniture. The Federal Period, in the Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum. New York; The Viking Press: 1966. The standard work, based on the collections at Winterthur. "This catalog of federal-period furniture at Winterthur is more than that: it remains the best history of American furniture between 1790 and 1820" (Ames & Ward). "A fine monument to Du Pont's vision and tenacity as a collector" (Karpel). Hardcover. 9"x12", 497 pages, color and b/w illustrations; dj. Light wear, abut a nice copy of the best edition. [08920] $100.00

119. Nutting, Wallace. Furniture Treasury (Mostly of American Origin). New York; The Macmillan Company: 1948 (& 1975). First published in 1928, Nutting's massive pictorial reference has been "regarded as the bible of furniture collectors for more than fifty years...(it) remains an unsurpassed pictorial dictionary of American furniture; however, the terse captions cannot be relied on..." (Ames & Ward). Frankly, the authenticity of all the pieces cannot be relied on either, but classics are classics, and this is one. This set comprises the 1948 edition of the first two volumes, in a slipcase, as it was issued, and the Macmillan edition of the 3rd volume. Hardcover. 3 volumes, 7.5"x10.5", 5,000 b/w illustrations; line drawings, etc. Minor soil, a little wear; Vol.3 with a dust jacket which is somewhat worn. [08969] $85.00

120. O'Dea, William T., Graham S. Hood, et al. Let There be Light. A Loan Exhibition. Hartford; Wadsworth Atheneum: 1964. An early and noteworthy loan exhibition of lighting implements of all types and periods. "The present exhibition is designed to show the history of lighting, not from the point of view of technology, although that is present, as much as from the artistry which craftsmen have displayed in fashioning lighting instruments". Softcover. 8.5"x11", 54 pages, many b/w illustrations; light soil, a few nicks on the spine, but a nice copy. [08944] $75.00

121. Ornamental Ironwork. Fountains, Statuary, Vases, Urns, Lawn Furniture, Pedestals, Baptismal Fonts, Animals, Veranda, Summer House- Janes, Kirtland & Co. 1870. Princeton; The Pyne Press: 1971. A facsimile of this fine 1870 catalog of ornamental cast iron. Softcover. 8.5”x11”, about 60 pages, line illustrations; light wear; last 2 pages slightly pulled but tight. [08948] $40.00

122. People & Pots. An Exhibition from the Northern Ceramic Society. Manchester Museum: 1976. A loan exhibition featuring pieces from the collection of the Society’s members. The theme was “how potters have looked at life and society”, and includes portraits, domestic and military scenes, and more. Softcover. 11.5”x8”, 36 pages, b/w illustrations; light wear, a little soil, tips thumbed, etc. [08951] $35.00

123. Perdigao, Jose de Azeredo. Calouste Gulbenkian, Collector. Lisbon; Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation: 1969. Calouste Gulbenkian was a Turkish financier and a pioneer player in the Western development of Middle Eastern oil -consequently he became very, very rich and collected fine paintings, sculpture, carpets, coins, furniture and other decorative arts on a grand scale. Today his foundation funds endeavors in the arts, charity, education and science, and the museum houses his grand collections. This volume contains tributes to the great collector by his son-in-law and others who knew him, as well as quotes from his personal diaries and letters. An interesting look at the collecting career of one of the 20th centuries greatest private collectors. Hardcover. 8.5”x11”, 237 pages, color and b/w plates and illustrations, dj; light wear, a little soil. [08956] $50.00

124. Phillips, John Marshall. Early American Silver Selected from the Mabel Brady Garvan Collection, Yale University. Yale University Art Gallery: 1960. John Marshall Phillips was one of the foremost experts on American silver in the mid-20th century, and was curator of the Mabel Brady Garvan Collection from 1935 until his untimely death in 1953. The Garvan Collection is thought by many to be the single finest collection of early American silver ever assembled, and it should, by rights, have been catalogued by its first scholarly custodian, but such was not to be. That is not to denigrate the exceptional and sympathetic work done by Graham Hood and Kathryn Buhler who did eventually catalog the collection in a very magnum opus, still a model of cataloging perfection. But still... one would like to know what Mr. Phillips would have created, given the opportunity. As a clue we have this, a reissue of an essay he wrote about the collection for The Connoisseur Yearbook in 1952, the year before he died, with additional illustrations. Phillips early death cut short his work as an author on the subject he loved and knew so well, but tantalizing exceptions remain, of which this is one. Softcover. 7”x7”, 43 pages, b/w illustrations, some soil; label on endpaper. [08904] $25.00

125. Phillips, John Marshall. Masterpieces of New England Silver 1650-1800. Yale University, Gallery of Fine Arts: 1939. An early loan exhibition which was catalogued and introduced by Phillips. The exhibition totaled 250 examples, including 24 examples of Colonial goldwork which are described but not illustrated. Also included were several portraits and miniatures of Paul Revere, Nathaniel Hurd and Edward Winslow. Softcover. 6.5"x9.5", 97 pages plus 16 b/w plates; light wear. [08903] $100.00

126. Phipps, Frances. Colonial Kitchens, Their Furnishings, and Their Gardens. New York; Hawthorne Books: 1972. "This is a fascinating, highly readable, authentic account of colonial kitchens and their gardens as they developed through almost two centuries..." The author's sources included her own extensive and fine collection of early kitchen antiques, as well as numerous colonial books, manuscripts, public records, prints, pamphlets and broadsides. A kitchen book, cooking book, and gardening book all in one, with some 350 illustrations. Includes an extensive and valuable bibliography. Hardcover. 7"x10", 346 pages, profusely illustrated in b/w, several color plates; dj. A nice copy. [08933] $50.00

127. Rackham, Bernard. Catalogue of English Porcelain, Earthenware, Enamels and Glass collected by Charles Schrieber Esq. M.P. and The Lady Charlotte Elizabeth Schreiber. Volume 3- Enamels and Glass. London; Victoria and Albert Museum: 1928. The last volume in the three-volume catalog of porcelain, pottery and glass & enamels of the Lady Charlotte Schreiber Collection, and complete in-and-of itself. Actually, enamels form by far the main portion of this book, and most of them are Battersea, Bilston and Wednesbury; Liverpool, and foreign enamels are also represented. Hardcover. 7.5"x10", 102 pages, plus 48 b/w plates; light wear, but a nice copy. [08986] $75.00

128. Randall, Richard. "Boston Chairs" [contained in] Old-Time New England, The Bulletin of the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities, Summer, 1963. Richard Randall examines a particular style of chair that seems to have been exported from Boston in large number in the mid-18th century. Softcover. 6.5”x9.5”, article- pp.12-20, b/w illustrations; issue- 29 pages; light wear. [08978] $25.00

129. Reilly, Elizabeth Carroll. A Dictionary of Colonial American Printers’ Ornaments & Illustrations. Worcester; American Antiquarian Society: 1975. A valuable compilation of more than 2,000 relief-cut ornaments and illustrations used by American printers from 1640 to 1776, reproduced life-size. Each illustration or ornament is accompanied by notes on the printers who are known to have used it and the first year of its use. Hardcover. 8.5”x11”, xxxvi + 515 pages, b/w illustrations, dj. Book slightly bowed and somewhat worn; jacket soiled and slightly stained; overall a bit dusty and worn. [08959] $100.00

130. Ricker, Hiram & Sons. Exhibition of American Art. Seventeenth Annual Exhibition of Paintings and Sculpture by Prominent Painters and Sculptors at the Poland Springs Art Gallery. Portland: Hiram Ricker and Sons: 1911. Includes the work of many prominent (and otherwise) New England artists. Softcover. 5.5"x8", 42 pages, plus 19 b/w plates. A little light soil, some toning on the covers. [08963] $35.00

131. Roth, Rodris. Floor Coverings in 18th-Century America. Washington; Smithsonian Institution: 1967. U.S. National Museum Bulletin 250. A standard study, one of the only ones on this subject. Illustrated with period paintings as well as contemporary photographs. Softcover. 8.5"x11", 64 pages, 28 b/w illustrations; light wear, but a nice copy. [08943] $40.00

132. [Sack] Reproductions of Antique Fittings -I. Sack. Supplementary Catalog. [Boston: late 1920s]. An extremely intriguing and potentially useful catalog issued by Israel Sack in the mid 1920s, illustrating reproduction period brass hardware fittings, including locks, escutcheons, knobs, hinges and lock plates for antique furniture, as well as a number of other surprising things- carved wood and carved gilt-wood eagles and other pediments for furniture and mirrors, carved ball & claw feet for chairs, turned legs for highboys, painted mirror and clock glass, inlays, andirons, iron or brass door knockers, candlesticks, and even reproduction tin lighting fixtures. Harold Sack touches on the origins of all this in “American Treasure Hunt”, noting that in the mid-1920s business was good -very good-

All that loose money he had accumulated must have burned quite a hole in my father’s pockets, for when he returned (from England) he had brought with him large quantities of amber, pigs’ bristles, and a stock of brass antique furniture hardware. The amber was eventually to be given to various friends and relatives. The pigs’ bristles? I am not certain...But the furniture hardware was quite a different story. Dealers from all over soon heard about ‘Crazy’ Sack’s newly acquired stock. Since most of the antiques dealers of that era were involved in cabinet repair, or one step removed from that type of work, in short order my father had sold most of the antique brass fittings he’d imported... He ordered and reordered brass until, finally, a thriving trade was established, in a shop next door on Charles Street, to be known as the Sack Hardware Company. Eventually he added a foundry in Cambridge, where brass hardware could be designed and cast to order. Although that enterprise was to be run haphazardly by some of our relatives, it would grow into a very ;large business. Later on, during the Depression, it would be sold to the sons of two prominent Boston families”. Hardcover. 7.5”x10”, 16 + 40 pages, b/w illustrations; ex-library, original softcovers bound into library cloth; pocket, stamps, etc., perforated stamp on first page, affecting some lettering; some soil. [08923] $125.00

133. Selz, Peter & Mildred Constantine [eds.]. Art Nouveau. Art and Design at the Turn of the Century. New York; MoMA/New York Graphic Society: 1975. Revised ed. The catalog to an important loan exhibition, first issued in 1959. Covers graphic design, painting, sculpture & prints, decorative arts, and architecture, with essays by Greta Daniel, Alan Fern, Henry-Russell Hitchcock & Peter Selz. Softcover. 8.5”x9.5”, 192 pgs, b/w and color illustrations; bibliography; light wear. [08953] $25.00

134. Shepherd, Stephen A. & Victoria L. Shepherd’s Compleat Early Nineteenth Century Woodworker or, the Whole Art of American Woodworking, being a Plain and Fairly Comprehensive View of the Mysteries of Practical Woodworking and Related Branches... Salt Lake City; Green River Forge: 1981. A hand-on, in depth study of the methods and materials of 19th century woodworking as applied to cabinet and chair makers, housewrights, coopers, turners, toolmakers, etc. The detailed line illustrations and descriptions are combined with some reproductions from period manuals to give the reader a complete (or ‘compleat’) understanding of hoiw wood was used and fashioned in the 19th century. Hardcover. 9”x12”, 195 pages, line illustrations; slight water wrinkle along bottom edge, and very slight, small stain in extreme lower inner corner; rear cover with some staining. [08934] $150.00

135. Singer, Paul. Early Chinese Gold & Silver. New York; China House Gallery: 1971. A loan exhibition of a wide range of articles, from the Shang through the Sung dynasties. Softcover. 8”x9”, 72 pages, b/w illustrations; light wear. [08907] $40.00

136. Sprigg, June & Davifd Larkin. Shaker. Life, Work and Art. New York; Stewart, Tabori & Chang: 1987. A beautifully photographed, well-written exploration of the lives, works, architecture, arts, and furniture of the Shakers. Sprigg, Curator at Hancock Shaker Village, had worked with the Shakers since 1972 and brings special insight to the subject. Hardcover. 9.5”x11.5”, 272 pages, color and b/w illustrations, dj. Bibliography. Light wear, but a very nice copy. [08967] $35.00

137. Stein, Anne-Marie. Three Picassos Before Breakfast. Memoirs of an Art Forger's Wife. New York; Hawthorn Books: 1973. The memoir of Anne-Marie Stein, wife of art-forger David Stein, who spent several prolific years churning out fake Chagalls, Picassos, Dufys & Derains. Stein cut a swath through the world of Paris and New York art galleries, opened and closed his own gallery in Palm Beach, and was finally tripped up not by his ability as a forger, which was prodigious, but by his inability to count the days on the calendar... Hardcover. 6.5"x9.5", 192 pages, b/w illustrations, dj; jacket with some wear, text block slightly slanted, a little edge soil, etc. [08960] $25.00

138. Swygert, Mrs. Luther M. (ed.). Heirlooms from Old Looms. A Catalogue of Coverlets owned by The Colonial Coverlet Guild of America and its Members. Chicago; privately printed: 1955. Revised edition. This important catalog was first issued in 1940. It documents over 300 coverlets owned by the Guild and its members, each pictured in a full-page b/w plate. The plates are divided into sections illustrating Overshot Weave, Double Weave, Summer & Winter Weave, Blanket Weave, Twill Weave, and Jacquard Weave, and there is an additional illustrated section showing weaver’s signatures. An essential book. Hardcover. 6.5”x9.5”, 406 pages, 350+ b/w plates; a very nice copy with only minor wear. [08947] $125.00

139. Tardy. Les Poincons des Etains Francais. Paris; Tardy: 1981. A very popular and handy compilation of French pewter marks. Softcover. 5”x6”, 284 pages, folding chart, b/w and line illustrations; covers with light soil, darkened edge; slight damp wrinkle in the lower corner. [08962] $40.00

140. Torrey, Julia W. Old Sheffield Plate. Its Technique and History Illustrated in a Single Private Collection. Boston; Houghton Mifflin: 1918. Limited to 500 copies. Julia Torrey and her husband began their collection of Sheffield plate with a dozen pieces handed down in the family, but then they moved to England and their eyes were opened to the full possibilities of collecting Sheffield wares. Soon they were haunting country auctions and dusty antique shops and ferreting out fine and rare plate, always culling and winnowing their collection and upgrading with better and better pieces. Torrey worked with Frederick Bradbury and other officials at Sheffield in preparing the historical and technical portion of the book, but the real interest here lies in the stories about the pieces, their history and how they were collected. The first generation of unearthing of long-forgotten Sheffield plate by the pioneering collectors is far behind us, but this book takes the reader back to those halcyon days. Hardcover. 7"x10", 90 pages plus 65 b/w plates. A very nice copy with some light rubbing and a little soil. [08901] $125.00

141. Tout, T.F. Mediaeval Forgers and Forgeries. Manchester; at the University Press: 1920. Reprinted from ‘The Bulletin of the John Rylands Library’, Vol.5, Nos.3 & 4. An overview of the methods, reasons and punishments for forgery in the Middle Ages, along with a more detailed examination of two related forgeries: the ‘Historia Crowlandensis’, a late Medieval forgery of an early Medieval manuscript, and ‘De Situ Britanniae’, an 18th century forgery of a Medieval manuscript. Softcover. 6.75”x10”, 31 pages, text slightly browned, [08971] $60.00

142. Trendall, A.D. A New Polychrome Vase from Centuripe. [contained in the] Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, January, 1955. An ancient vase from Sicily featuring polychrome decoration of woman; the article also discusses and illustrates related pieces. Softcover. 7.5”x10”, 6 pages [article] 5 b/w illustrations; [Bulletin total- 24 pages]; light wear, tips thumbed, etc. [08888] $25.00

143. Trent, Robert. Hearts & Crowns: Folk Chairs of the Connecticut Coast, 1720-1840, as viewed in the light of Henri Focillon's Introduction to 'Art Populaire'. New Haven Colony Historical Society: 1977. "An excellent book that deals mainly with bannister-back and other 18th century chairs" (Semowich). Semowich 832. Ames & Ward. Softcover. 9"x12", 101 pages, b/w illustrations; light wear. [08922] $65.00

144. Walker, Dorothy. Modern Art in Ireland. Dublin; The Lilliput Press: 1997. The Second World War brought many Irish artists back to their native soil and changed the course of 20th century Irish art, which up until then had been ruled by the Royal Hibernian Academy and the school of National Realism. In 1943, with founding of the Irish Expedition of Living Art, modernism reared its head, and Irish artists never looked back. Dorothy Walker’s book begins at this moment, examines the pioneers who broke the new ground, and then surveys where Irish art has gone on to from there in the last half of the 20th century. “The text is sumptuously illustrated with over 200 reproductions and installation shots, mostly in colour, of the works of all the important figures- from the Cubism of Jellet through the landscapes of Tony O’Malley and Camille Souter, the Expressionism of the late Jack B. Yeats and Patrick Graham, and the Pop art of Robert Ballagh and Michael Farrell, to the abstract painting of Felim Egan and Ciaran Lennon, the performance art of Nigel Rolfe, the surrealism of Dorothy Cross and the conceptual art of James Coleman and Kathy Prendergast. It constitutes a remarkable visual record of the past half-century of art in Ireland”. Surprisingly scarce. Hardcover. 9.5”x11.5”, 239 pages, color and b/w illustrations, dj; a fine copy in a lightly rubbed jacket -really very nice. [08976] $650.00

145. Ware, W. Porter. Price List of Occupational and Society Emblems Shaving Mugs. Chicago; Lightner Publishing: 1949. The author was one of the foremost occupational shaving mug collectors in America; he wrote the entry for the Encyclopedia Britannica on the subject, and his collection was even featured in a Paramount Pictures Short film in 1943. In this study he gives a short history of the way the mugs were decorated and used, lists pictured occupations and rates them on an 8-point rarity/desirability scale, talks a bit about his own collecting, and lists and says a little something about other prominent mug collectors of the period -some of these short descriptions are very entertaining. Hardcover. 6"x9", 96 pages, 33 b/w plates; cover with light soil, light jacket wear and a little soil. [08938] $50.00

146. Watkins, Lura Woodside. Early New England Pottery. Old Sturbridge Village: 1966. 2nd prtg. A good general introduction by one of the pioneering researchers. Softcover. 5.5”x8.5”, 22 pages, b/w illustrations; light soil. [08988] $15.00

147. Watson, Wendy M. Italian Renaissance Maiolica from the William A. Clark Collection. London; Scala Books / Harper & Row: 1986. A colorful and scholarly catalog of this fabulous collection. The color plates are of excellent quality. Softcover. 7"x10", 192 pages, color and b/w illustrations; light wear, a very nice copy. [08935] $25.00

148. Williamson, Paul. An Introduction to Medieval Ivory Carvings. London; HMSO: 1982. A well-illustrated guide to Medieval ivory carvings, by the Assistant Keeper in the Depart-ment of Sculpture at the V&A, and illustrated with examples from the V&a Collection. Hardcover. 7.5”x10”, 47 pages, many b/w and color illustrations; light wear, but a nice copy. [08964] $25.00

149. Winship, George Parker. Brown University Broadsides. Providence; The Palmer Press: 1913. Limited to 200 copies. An offprint of an article first published in the Brown Alumni Monthly for May, 1913. A short description of the Commencement, or ‘Theses’, broadsides, of the late 18th century, with a facsimile of the first one; also the early ‘Alumni Catalogue’ sheets, and a unique 1790 broadside announcing a special lecture (also illustrated). Softcover. 7”x9”, 5 pages, 2 b/w facsimiles; string-tied; printed on laid-style paper; a little soil. [08982] $40.00

150. Zdunic, Drago (ed.). Primitive Painting. An Anthology of the World’s Na´ve Painters. New York; Alpine Fine Arts: 1981. A refrigerator-sized book celebrating the work of the world’s “primitive” or “naive” painters, including artists from North and South America, Europe, the Soviet Union, Haiti, Bali, Israel, China, and Japan. Illustrated with stunning, full-page color plates. Hardcover. 13”x16”, 327 pages, loaded with color illustrations, dj; jacket with some soil, some light wear overall, but a nice copy. [08973] $125.00

 

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portlandvase.jpg (5721 bytes)151. Brooks, Robin. The Portland Vase. The Extraordinary Odyssey of a Mysterious Roman Treasure. New York; Harper Collins: 2004. "Created for an Emperor, exhumed from a burial ground, coveted, traded, smashed, restored, and stuffed full of incident and intrigue, the Portland Vase- the most famous of all Roman antiquities- has captivated everyone who has come into contact with it." Hardcover, 6"x8.5", 250 pages, b/w illustrations, dj. New. [95033]

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shawls.jpg (11800 bytes)152. Nemati, Parviz. Shawls of the East. From Kerman to Kashmir. PDN Publishing: 2003. While Kashmir shawls are the subject of several books (though none as sumptuous as this one), Kerman shawls have been less well documented, until now. The Nemati family spent four generations building the splendid private collection that is illustrated and described here. It's big, it's heavy, it's a book you will never regret, unless you pass it up at this price! Hardcover. 10"x13", 335 pages, loaded with color illustrations, dj. New. [95034]

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