On this page you can browse the 175 titles on hand as of  March 7, 2016, in our "miscellaneous antiques" category. These specific titles are not in any of the other distinct areas (e.g. furniture, glass, pottery, silver, etc.), and of a more general nature in the research and reading about antiques. We also have a page for COLLECTIBLES that you may wish to visit too. Enjoy reading through, make a note of the Order Number (just before the price) of the book(s) you would like, and remember that you can place your order with Ray Boas, Bookseller, in Walpole, New Hampshire, at any time. Thank you, RAY

1. THE PULSE OF THE PEOPLE: NEW JERSEY, 1763-1789, New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, NJ, (1976), B&W illustrations, 268pp, very good+, wraps (softcover), With emphasis on the arts and decorative arts, this exhibition catalogue provides a broad view of life in New Jersey within the framework of political and military events of the revolutionary war period., (Order No: 23714 ), $11.50

2. SHAVINGS FROM THE PAST: THE WOODEN PLANE COLLECTIONS OF THE CHEMUNG COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY AND THE DEWITT HISTORICAL ..., DeWitt Historical Society, Ithaca, NY, 1983, B&W illustrations, 27pp, good, wraps (softcover), "...SOCIETY OF TOMPKINS COUNTY.", (Order No: 62342 ), $10.00

3. Afonso, Simonetta Lux; Calado, Rafael; de Carvalho, A. Ayres; Crick, Monique; Desroches, Jean-Paul; et al, DO TEJO AOS MARES DA CHINA - UMA EPOPEIA PORTUGUESA -- EXHIBIT OF TRADE BETWEEN PORTUGAL AND CHINA, Palacio Nacional de Queluz, Lisbon, Portugal, 1992, color illustrations, 216pp, very good, wraps (softcover), ISBN 27118825493 Catalogue of the exhibition of the decorative arts traded between Portugal and China. Exhibit was held at the museum in 1992 and also at the Musee national des Arts asiatiques in Paris., (Order No: 53628 ), $25.00

4. Ames, Alex, COLLECTING CAST IRON, Moorland Publishing, Derbyshire, England, (1980), B&W illustrations, 143pp, good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0861900014 Cast iron has always been one of the most versatile of all materials and by the end of the Victorian period almost everything and anything that could be made in the material was produced by hundreds of foundaries. Fascinating look at this collectible, chapters include: Introducing Cast Iron; Cast Iron in Architecture; Cooking and Keeping Warm; Clean, Neat and Wholesome; At the Door and About the House; Miniature Grates and Mantel Ornaments; Iron for Everythin; Collecting, Cleaning and Display; Museums; Bibliography., (Order No: 37183 ), $5.00

5. Balzer, Richard, OPTICAL AMUSEMENTS: MAGIC LANTERNS AND OTHER TRANSFORMING IMAGES - A CATALOG OF POPULAR ENTERTAINMENTS, published by the author, Watertown, MA, 1987, B&W and color illustrations, 81pp, very good++, wraps (softcover), Catalog based on an exhibition of magic lanterns and other optical amusements held at the Museum of Our Nation Heritage in Lexington, MA from February 15, 1987 to October 15, 1987. Wonderful illustrations and text providing an informative introduction to the world of magic lanterns, panoramas, dioramas, peepshows, phenakistascopes, thaumatropes, and zoetropes. Includes Chronology of Optical Illusions and Persistence of Vision and a short bibliography of books on Magic Lanterns and Optical Toys., (Order No: 37194 ), $30.00

6. Bascou, Marc; Bimbenet-Privat, Michele; Chapman, Martin, ROYAL TREASURES FROM THE LOUVRE: LOUIS XIV TO MARIE-ANTIONETTE, Fine Arts Museums, San Francisco, CA, (2012), color illustrations, 176pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 9783791352732, (Order No: 63563 ), $10.00

7. Belden, Gail and Snodin, Michael, SPOONS - COLLECTING FOR TOMORROW, Chilton Book Company, Radnor, PA, (1976), 48pp of photos, 24 in color, 112pp, very good+, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0801964024 This book covers an exceptionally wide selection of spoons in terms of date, source and material., (Order No: 9918 ), $5.00

8. Benes, Peter, TWO TOWNS: CONCORD & WETHERSFIELD, A COMPARATIVE EXHIBITION OF REGIONAL CULTURE 1635-1850, VOLUME I/CATALOGUE OF THE EXHIBITION, Concord Antiquarian Museum, Concord, MA, (1982), B&W and color ill., 176pp, very good, wraps (softcover), This exhibition attempts to look at a larger time period stretching from before the battle at the Old North Bridge to just before the days of the Emersons, Thoreaus, Alcotts, and Frenches. It also attempts to examine a wider spectrum of the human experience by studying everyday objects which have been preserved because of their historical value for clues which they may offer to the social, domestic, and cultural practices of this first inland settlement in New England., (Order No: 15793 ), $12.50

9. Bishop, Robert & Coblentz, Patricia, AMERICAN DECORATIVE ARTS: 360 YEARS OF CREATIVE DESIGN, Harry N. Abrams, Inc., New York, (1982), 443 ill, inc. 160 color plts, 406pp, very good+ w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0810906929 Entire gamut of American design, including: furniture, ceramics, glass, clocks, objects in precious metals, textiles, sculpture and paintings, architecture and interiors, and household items for everyday use. Contents in four parts: Colonial Period 1620-1776, Independence to Civil War, Maturing Nation 1860-1914, and America the Beautiful 1914-1980. Bibliography., (Order No: 1383 ), $15.00

10. Bishop, Robert and Coblentz, Patricia, THE WORLD OF ANTIQUES, ART, AND ARCHITECTURE IN VICTORIAN AMERICA, E. P. Dutton, New York, (1979) 1st ed, B&W and color illustrations, 495pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 052512912X Celebrates the Victorian home in America., (Order No: 38422 ), $5.00

11. Braham, Jeanne (photographs by Mary Schjeldahl), MADE BY HAND: ART AND CRAFT IN THE HEARTLAND OF NEW ENGLAND, Commonwealth Editions, Beverly, MA, (2004), color illustrations, 169pp, fine w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 1889833657 Contents include: Book Arts; Woodworking; Pottery and Glass; and, Fiber Arts., (Order No: 59633 ), $6.00

12. Brandt, Beverly K., THE CRAFTSMAN AND THE CRITIC: DEFINING USEFULNESS AND BEAUTY IN ARTS AND CRAFTS-ERA BOSTON, Univ. of Massachusetts Press, Amherst, MA, (2009), B&W and color illustrations, 391pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 9781558496774, (Order No: 65095 ), $50.00

13. Butler, Joseph T., AMERICAN ANTIQUES: 1800-1900: A COLLECTOR'S HISTORY AND GUIDE, Odyssey Press, New York, (1965) 1st ed, B&W illustrations, 203pp, very good w/very good dustjacket (hardcover) inscribed SEE NOTE, Covers: Late Federal, Empire, Victorian Revival Styles, Art Nouveau, Progressive Trends, and 19th-Century Antiques in Modern Settings. Good bibliography. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR on the front free endpaper to the noted antiques authority and writer Alice Winchester (dated 12-IV-65). Laid in is an article from ANTQIUES AND THE ARTS WEEKLY (The BEE) with a front page article on the author dated December 11, 1987, with Alice Winchester's address label. A unique association copy., (Order No: 615 ), $45.00

14. Carlisle, Nancy (photography by Peter Harholdt), CHERISHED POSSESSIONS: A NEW ENGLAND LEGACY, SPNEA - Antique Coll. Club, Boston, MA, 2003, B&W and color illustrations, 448pp, fine w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0970639481 A study of more than 175 objects selected from the important collections of fine and decorative arts of the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities., (Order No: 60317 ), $19.50

15. Christensen, Erwin O., THE INDEX OF AMERICAN DESIGN, Macmillan Co., New York, 1950 1st ed, 375 B&W and color ill., 229pp, good w/lightly worn dustjacket (hardcover), The crafts and popular folk arts of the US., (Order No: 825 ), $7.50

16. Christie's, FINE CHINESE CLASSICAL PAINTINGS AND CALLIGRAPHY - CHRISTIE'S TUESDAY 2 DECEMBER 2008 - HONG KONG, Christie's, 2008, color illustrations, 176pp, fine, wraps (softcover), (Order No: 64887 ), $25.00

17. Christie's, JAPANESE LACQUER - WEDNESDAY, 19 MARCH 1997 - NEW YORK, Christie's, New York, 1997, color illustrations, 151pp, fine, wraps (softcover), (Order No: 64888 ), $17.50

18. Christie's, JAPANESE ART AND DESIGN INCLUDING AN IMPORTANT GROUP OF SWORDS FROM A PRIVATE EUROPEAN COLLECTION: TUESDAY 11 NOVEMBER 2008, Christie's, London, 2008, B&W and color illustrations, 237pp, fine, wraps (softcover), (Order No: 64889 ), $12.50

19. Christie, Manson & Woods, CHRISTIE'S REVIEW OF THE YEAR 1967/1968, Newman Neame Limited, London, (1968), B&W and color illustrations, 303pp, good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), (Order No: 41316 ), $10.00

20. Clark, Robert Judson (edited by), THE ARTS AND CRAFTS MOVEMENT IN AMERICA 1876-1916, Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ, (1972), B&W illustrations, 190pp, very good, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0691038848, (Order No: 62578 ), $12.00

21. Compiled by the Connoisseur - Ramsey, L. G. G. (editor), THE CONCISE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF ANTIQUES - VOLUME FOUR, The Connoisseur, London, 1959, B&W illustrations, 288pp, ads, good+, blue cloth (hardcover) (no dustjacket), (Order No: 27178 ), $10.00

22. Compiled by the Connoisseur - Ramsey, L. G. G. (editor), THE CONCISE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF ANTIQUES: VOLUME ONE AND VOLUME TWO - SOLD AS A TWO VOLUME SET, Hawthorn Books, Inc., New York, 1955, B&W illustrations, good+ w/lightly chipped dustjackets (hardcover), Volume One, 288pp; Volume Two, 279pp., (Order No: 935 ), $20.00

23. Comstock, Helen (editor), THE CONCISE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF AMERICAN ANTIQUES, Hawthorn Books, New York, n.d., 352 B&W plates, 848pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0801516803 Most authoritative survey ever covering 62 areas of American antiques., (Order No: 589 ), $10.00

24. Conti, Steve; Bethany, A. DeWayne; and, Seay, Bill, COLLECTOR'S ENCYCLOPEDIA OF SASCHA BRASTOFF - IDENTIFICATION & VALUES, Collector Books, Paducah, KY, (1995), B&W and color illustrations, 320pp, very good, pictorial boards (hardcover) owner's name, ISBN 0891456473, (Order No: 63582 ), $20.00

25. Coysh, A. W., THE ANTIQUE BUYER'S DICTIONARY OF NAMES, Praeger Publishers, New York, (1970), B&W illustrations, 278pp, very good w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), More than 1700 entries including: art nouveau, books, bronzes, miniatures, Netsuke, silhouettes, silk pictures, and more., (Order No: 784 ), $10.00

26. Coysh, A. W. and Henrywood, R. K., BOOKMARKERS - SHIRE ALBUM 305, Shire Publications Ltd, Buckinghamshire, UK, (1994), B&W illustrations, 32pp, fine, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0747802548, (Order No: 65047 ), $7.50

27. Craig, James H., THE ARTS AND CRAFTS IN NORTH CAROLINA, 1699-1840, Museum of Early Southern DA, Winston-Salem, NC, 1965, B&W frontis, 480pp, very good, blue cloth (hardcover) owner's inscripton, A documentary volume on the early arts and crafts in North Carolina. Nice clean and tight copy., (Order No: 30866 ), $50.00

28. Cullity, Brian (Chief Curator), A CUBBERD, FOUR JOYNE STOOLS & OTHER SMALLE THINGES: THE MATERIAL CULTURE OF PLYMOUTH COLONY ..., Heritage Plantation, Sandwich, MA, 1994, B&W illustrations, 183pp, very good, wraps (softcover), "...AND SILVER AND SILVERSMITHS OF PLYMOUTH, CAPE CODE & NANTUCKET." "A Loan Exhibition May 8 through October 23, 1994.", (Order No: 63255 ), $35.00

29. D'Imperio, Dan, THE COUNTRY ANTIQUES COMPANION, Dodd, Mead & Co., New York, (1977) 1st ptg, B&W photographs, 241pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0396073778 An alphabethic listing covering from A to Z items made or used in rural communities from the 17th to the 19th centuries. Very informative., (Order No: 956 ), $5.00

30. Davidson, Marshall B., EARLY AMERICAN TOOLS, Olivetti, n.p., (1975), B&W photos by Hans Namuth, unpaginated, good, black cloth (hardcover), ISBN 0915812002 "Published by Olivetti on the occasion of the two hundredth anniversary of the founding of The United States of America." Impressive pictorial survey of early American handtools with informative text accompanying each B&W photograph. One tool per page (about 46 photos, many fold-outs), photographes artfully with detail., (Order No: 9836 ), $15.00

31. Davidson, Paul, ANTIQUE COLLECTOR'S DIRECTORY OF PERIOD DETAIL, Barron's, Hauppauge, NY, (2000) 1st US, B&W and color ill., 224pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0764151673 HOW TO IDENTIFY THE KEY CHARACTERISTICS, SHAPES, AND FORMS OF PERIOD STYLES. Sections highlight the main period details relating to furniture, ceramics, silverware, and miscellaneous items within the decorative arts scene. Periods include: Baroque to Rococo; Neoclassical; Mid-1800s; and, the Design Age., (Order No: 31791 ), $7.00

32. de Bisscop, N.; and de Kesel, W. G., CHINEES LAKWERK, Uitgeverig Terra Zutphen, n.d. circa 1980, B&W and color illustrations, 127pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 9062551092 Chinese antiques essentially lacquerware pottery, metalwork, furniture, etc. Text in Dutch., (Order No: 43534 ), $45.00

33. de Bruyn, Esther A. H., and de Bruyn, W. F. (compiled, created and designed by), ARGOS GLOBAL PRICE GUIDE OF ART & ANTIQUES - PROFESSIONAL HANDBOOK 1995/96, Argos Publishing (HK) Ltd., 1995, B&W and color illustrations, 1008pp, fine, pictorial boards (hardcover), ISBN 9075335016 Text in English, French and German., (Order No: 52162 ), $20.00

34. de Groer, Leon, DECORATIVE ARTS IN EUROPE 1790-1850, Rizzoli, New York, (1986), B&W and color illustrations, 357pp, fine w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover) owner's name, ISBN 0847806219, (Order No: 61748 ), $50.00

35. Delmore, Edward J. (Mrs.), VICTORIAN MINIATURE OIL LAMPS, Forward's Color Productions, Manchester, VT, (1968), color illustrations, very good, comb spiral bound boards (softcover), Fourteen color plates with full descriptions on opposite pages. Lamps illustrated are from the collection of Mr. & Mrs. Edward J. Delmore of Saratoga Springs, NY., (Order No: 42432 ), $6.00

36. DeVoe, Shirley Spaulding, ENGLISH PAPIER MACHE OF THE GEORGIAN AND VICTORIAN PERIODS, Wesleyan University Press, Middletown, CT, (1971) 1st ed, B&W illustrations, 193pp, very good w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 081954017X History of this method of moulding pulped paper into a variety of decorative objects. Focuses on the japanned and ornamented products of the English Midlands., (Order No: 916 ), $14.50

37. Dow, George Francis, THE ARTS & CRAFTS IN NEW ENGLAND 1704-1775 - GLEANINGS FROM BOSTON NEWSPAPERS, The Wayside Press, Topsfield, MA, 1927, B&W illustrations, 326pp, very good, black cloth spine, paper covered boards (hardcover), "Relating to Painting, Engraving, Silversmiths, Pewterers, Clockmakers, Furniture, Pottery, Old Houses, Costume, Trades and Occupations etc. etc.", (Order No: 1478 ), $60.00

38. Downs, Joseph, PENNSYLVANIA GERMAN ARTS AND CRAFTS - A PICTURE BOOK, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1949, B&W illustrations, good+, wraps (softcover), (Order No: 63999 ), $6.00

39. Droguet, Anne, LES STYLES TRANSITION ET LOUIS XVI - COLLECTION DES STYLES, Les Editions de l'Amateur, Paris, 2004, color illustrations, 160pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 2859174060 Text in French., (Order No: 56017 ), $35.00

40. Duer, Don, PENNY BANKS AROUND THE WORLD - WITH VALUES, Schiffer Publishing Ltd., Atglen, PA, (1997), color illustrations, 200pp, very good+, pictorial boards (hardcover), ISBN 0764300199, (Order No: 65127 ), $22.00

41. Eaton, Reg, THE ULTIMATE BRACE - A UNIQUE PRODUCT OF VICTORIAN SHEFFIELD, Erica Jane Publishing, Norfolk, England, (1989), B&W and color illustrations, 180pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0951469509, (Order No: 63926 ), $60.00

42. Eberlein, Harold Donaldson; and McClure, Abbot, THE PRACTICAL BOOK OF AMERICAN ANTIQUES - (EXCLUSIVE OF FURNITURE) REVISED AND WITH A NEW SUPPLEMENT, J. B. Lippincott Company, Philadelphia, 1928, B&W illustrations, 390pp, very good+, decorated tan cloth, teg (hardcover), Originally published in 1916 as 'The Practical Book of Early American Arts and Crafts', this revised edition is a complete account of Colonial craftsmanship in iron, gold, pewter, glass, copper, silver, lace, etc. EXCEPTIONALLY NICE CLEAN, BRIGHT and TIGHT COPY., (Order No: 541 ), $7.50

43. Eberlein, Harold Donaldson & McClure, Abbot, THE PRACTICAL BOOK OF EARLY AMERICAN ARTS AND CRAFTS, J. B. Lippincott Company, Philadelphia, 1916 1st ed, over B&W 200 ill., 339pp, good+, decorated tan cloth, teg (hardcover), (Order No: 4169 ), $20.00

44. Edwards, Ralph and Ramsey, L. G. G. (edited by), THE EARLY VICTORIAN PERIOD, 1830-1860, The Connoisseur, London, (1958), B&W illustrations, 180pp, good w/lightly chipped dustjacket (hardcover), The Connoisseur Period Guides to the Houses, Decoration, Furnishing and Chattels of the Classic Periods., (Order No: 45340 ), $12.50

45. Erving, Henry Wood - [inscribed to Wallace Nutting in 1934], HOURGLASSES, Wayside Press, [1933], B&W illustrations, good, brown cloth with leather spine (hardcover), Catalogued and sold from the Goodspeed catalog of March 6, 1943 (listing laid in). Limited to 45 copies, this copy was inscribed by Erving to Wallace Nutting. There is an ownership inscription "From The Book-House at Time Stone Farm, Dr. & Mrs. Arthur M. Greenwood," the noted collector, and finally a note "From the old Capt. Nickerson Estate" [probably a Goodspeed notation]. Eleven page text (with some nice marginal notes) followed by 7 page typewritten supplement translated from the original German of Christoff Weigel in Ratisbon, A.D. 1698., (Order No: 62948 ), $250.00

46. Fischer, Roger A. and Sullivan, Edmund B., AMERICAN POLITICAL RIBBONS AND RIBBON BADGES 1825-1981, Quarterman Publications, Inc, Lincoln, MA, (1985), B&W illustrations, 394pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0880001380 From the dawn of direct campaigning in the 1820s on into the early years of this century, the ribbon served as the basic type of political badge for participants in campaigns, conventions, clubs, and all forms of mass political expression. This book for the first time brings together almost 2600 of these ribbons in a definitive presentation., (Order No: 38547 ), $400.00

47. Fletcher, Edward, COLLECTING POT LIDS (POTLIDS), Pitman Publishing, New York, (1975), B&W illustrations, 114pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0273008188 This book is the first complete guide to pot lid collecting. It includes historical notes, useful advice on where and how to dig pot lids out of the ground, complete instructions on cleaning and repairing damaged specimens, and a comprehensive price guide to all recorded black and white lids. THIS IS THE NICEST COPY I HAVE EVER OWNED., (Order No: 29251 ), $20.00

48. Freeman, Beverly J.; and Shields, Jean E. (compiled by); Claggett, David L., ARTISTRY IN TIN TRADITIONALLY CRAFTED BY DAVID L. CLAGGETT, David L. Claggett, Lancaster, PA, 1985 1st ptg, B&W illustrations, 52pp, very good, wraps (softcover), "Chandeliers - Lanterns - Sconces - Folk Art: hand-cut, hand-hammered, hand-guided." Contents include: Sconces, Lanterns, Chandeliers, Folk Art, and Specialty Tinware." Catalogue of Claggett's work., (Order No: 52228 ), $25.00

49. Garner, Philippe, CONTEMPORARY DECORATIVE ARTS: FROM 1940 TO THE PRESENT, Facts on File, Inc., New York, (1980), B&W and color illustrations, 224pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0871964724 The post WWII years have been amoung the richest and most complex in the history of the decorative arts. The author (Sotheby's expert in modern applied arts) looks at the evolution of style; furniture and the interior; silver and metalwork; ceramics; jewellery and glass design; textiles; fashion; industrial design; film and photography., (Order No: 5629 ), $7.50

50. Garrett, Wendell D., Norton, Paul F.; Gowans, Alan; and, Butler, Joseph T., THE ARTS IN AMERICA - THE NINETEENTH CENTURY, Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, (1969) 1st ed, B&W illustrations, 412pp, good+ w/chipped dustjacket (hardcover), This volume examines American art in its century of adolesence, with essays on: A Century of Aspiration; Architecture; Painting and Sculpture; and, the Decorative Arts., (Order No: 41262 ), $14.50

51. Garvan, Beatrice B., THE PENNSYLVANIA GERMAN COLLECTION - HANDBOOKS IN AMERICAN ART, NO. 2, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA, (1999), B&W illustrations, 372pp, very good, wraps (softcover), (Order No: 62778 ), $7.50

52. Gask, Norman, OLD SILVER SPOONS OF ENGLAND: A PRACTICAL GUIDE FOR COLLECTORS, Herbert Jenkins, Ltd., London, 1926 1st ed, 32 B&W plates, 189pp, good+, green cloth (hardcover), (Order No: 3481 ), $14.50

53. Gibson, Katharine (decorations by Kalman Kubinyi), THE GOLDSMITH OF FLORENCE: A BOOK OF GREAT CRAFTSMEN, The Macmillan Company, New York, 1929 1st ed, B&W illustrations, 209pp, good++, decorated cloth (hardcover) no dustjacket, Stories of famous craftsmen: wood carvers, armorers, weavers of tapestries, silversmiths, and goldsmiths, from the earliest days down to modern times, are told in this volume., (Order No: 23009 ), $8.50

54. Gloag, John, THE ENGLISH TRADITION IN DESIGN, Adam & Charles Black, London, (1959) revised, 40 plates, 72 B&W text ill., 89pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover) - EX-LIB, This revised and enlarged edition on the history, survival and contemporary expression of the English tradition. Embraces many branches of design. Discussed is the decline and fall of design in the nineteenth century, the unrecognised birth and growth of what is now called industrial design, the decay of handicrafts during the transition from handwork to machine production, and their revival by William Morris., (Order No: 6583 ), $5.00

55. Goddard, Phil (translated by), PINBALL, Chartwell Books, Inc., Secaucus, NJ, (1994), wonderful color ill., unpaginated, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0785800719 A remarkable tribute to a game that still fascinates people all over the world., (Order No: 29299 ), $15.00

56. Grancsay, Stephen V. (introduction by), MADE OF IRON, Univ. of St. Thomas Art Dept, Houston, TX, 1966, B&W illustrations, 288pp, good, wraps (softcover) faint dampstain bottom of spine, Catalogue of an exhibition held as a contribution to the Arts Festival of Houston, October, 1966. Fascinating look at a myriad of objects made from iron over the centuries., (Order No: 37085 ), $15.00

57. Griffith, Corinne, ANTIQUES I HAVE KNOWN, Frederick Fell, Inc., New York, (1961), B&W illustrations, 275pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), In her remodeled 18th Century home in Beverly Hills, California, one of the loveliest ladies of the American screen has assembled a unique collection of Early American and English furnishings., (Order No: 59701 ), $6.00

58. Groft, Tammis Kane (introduction and catalogue by) Mesick, John I. (foreword by), CAST WITH STYLE: NINETEENTH CENTURY CAST-IRON STOVES FROM THE ALBANY AREA, Albany Inst of History & Art, Albany, NY, 1981, B&W illustrations, 101pp, good, wraps (softcover), ISBN 093072017 Catalogue of an exhibition of cast iron stoves made in the Albany, New York area. History of the manufacturers, various types of stoves and uses, fuels, etc. Fascinating!, (Order No: 37014 ), $12.50

59. Gruber, Alain (editor), THE HISTORY OF DECORATIVE ARTS: THE RENAISSANCE AND MANNERISM IN EUROPE, Abbeville Press, New York, (1994) 1st ed, 477 color, 352 B&W ill., 496pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 1558598219 This is the first volume of a series devoted to the history of decorative arts from the 15th to early 20th centuries. This comprehensive volume covers from about 1480 to 1630. Each chapter focuses on one of the major ornamental motifs of the era - interlace, rinceaux, grotesques, Moorish tracer, and strapwork - and explores the rich and varied applications of that motif in all artistic genres including: architecture, painting, sculpture, tapestry, embroidery, bookbinding, ceramics, and metalwork., (Order No: 6807 ), $50.00

60. Gump, A. Livingston (as told to Frank J. Taylor), JADE HUNT, H. S. Crocker Company, Inc., San Francisco, CA, B&W illustrations, 18pp, very good, wraps (softcover), Reprint of the article that first appeared June 12, 1937, in the Saturday Evening Post. Avid collector Gump was owner of the famous Gump's Department Store that was founded in 1861., (Order No: 63509 ), $15.00

61. Halat, Eva, CONTEMPORARY SCRIMSHAW: HISTORY, GALLERY, PRACTICAL TIPS, Verlag Angelika Hornig, Ludwigshaften Germany, (2005), B&W and color illustrations, 240pp, fine, pictorial boards (hardcover), ISBN 3980874389, (Order No: 61543 ), $25.00

62. Hall, S. C. (editor), THE ART-JOURNAL ILLUSTRATED CATALOGUE OF THE PARIS UNIVERSAL EXHIBITION 1867, The Art-Journal, 1868, B&W illustrations, 332pp, good+, 3/4 leather (hardcover), A highly detailed and illustrated presentation of the decorative arts shown at the 1867 Universal Exhibition at Paris. With history of other exhibitions and discussion of furntiure, textiles, porcelain and pottery, bronzes, glass, and much more. Nice clean and tight copy with some light edgewear., (Order No: 57677 ), $300.00

63. Harris, Marleine Reader, VIRGINIA ANTIQUES: A HISTORY AND HANDBOOK FOR THE COLLECTOR, Exposition Press, New York, (1953), 231 B&W illustrations, 183pp, very good, black cloth spine (hardcover) (no dustjacket), Contents include: Where Antiques Come From in Virginia; Treasured Chests; Virginia Sat Here; Old Mothers' Cupboards; Tables Well Turned; Opened for Business; Drink From Me Only; Room for Two; Members of the Board; Time and Tidewater; Let There Be Light; And So to Beds., (Order No: 40142 ), $30.00

64. Harrod, Tanya, THE CRAFTS IN BRITAIN IN THE 20TH CENTURY, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT, (1999), B&W and color illustrations, 496pp, very good w/good+ dustjacket (hardcover) faint corner bumps, ISBN 0300077807, (Order No: 62942 ), $55.00

65. Hayward, J. F. - Victorian and Albert Museum, ENGLISH CUTLERY SIXTEENTH TO EIGHTEENTH CENTURY - VICTORIA AND ALBERT MUSEUM, Her Majesty's Stationery Off, London, 1956, B&W illustrations, 18pp, plates, good, wraps (softcover), (Order No: 64984 ), $9.50

66. Henkels, Stan V., A REMARKABLE COLLECTION: IVORY MINIATURES OF NAPOLEON HIS COURT AND FAMILY; RELICS OF GENERAL WASHINGTON - APRIL 13 & 14, 1916, Stan V. Henkels, Philadelphia, PA, 1916, B&W illustrations, 40pp, good, wraps (softcover), Catalogue No. 1166 for the auction held April 13 & 14, 1916. In addition to the ivory miniatures of Napoleon, his court and family were "Relics of General Washington, antique furniture, china and glass, colonial silver; ancient armor; antique Persian rugs and carpets; fine oil paintings." Estate of Emma E. Copper; and, the collection of a Well-Known Southern Gentleman; and, from the collection of the Late Col. Frank M. Etting; and, the Residence of Warren G. Griffith of Philadelphia. Some auction results are pencilled in (not the Washington items)., (Order No: 40718 ), $45.00

67. Hindman, Leslie with Dan Santow, ADVENTURES AT THE AUCTION - THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO BUYING AND SELLING AT AUCTION IN PERSON AND ONLINE, Clarkson Potter Publishers, New York, (2001) 1st ed, color illustrations, 242pp, fine w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0609607111, (Order No: 53530 ), $5.00

68. Hipkiss, Edwin J., EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY AMERICAN ARTS - THE M. AND M. KAROLIK COLLECTION, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, 1950 2nd ptg, profusely illustrated, 366pp, very good, blue cloth (hardcover) EX-LIB minimal marks, First published in 1941. The M. and M. Karolik Collection of Paintings, Drawings, Engravings, Furniture, Silver, Needlework & Incidental Objects Gathered to Illustrate the Achievements of American Artists and Craftsmen of the Period From 1720 to 1820., (Order No: 4256 ), $30.00

69. Hodges, Felice, PERIOD PASTIMES: A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO FOUR CENTURIES OF DECORATIVE CRAFTS, Weidenfeld and Nicolson, New York, (1989) 1st ed, color illustrations, 189pp, very good w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 1555843956 History of domestic handicrafts inc: painting, paper pursuites, needlework, fancy work and a project for each., (Order No: 886 ), $6.50

70. Hoffmann, Herbert (introduction by John D. Cooney), COLLECTING GREEK ANTIQUITIES, Clarkson N. Potter, Inc., New York, (1971) 1st ed, over 200 B&W ill, 21 col plt, 258pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), First guide to collecting Greek art. With a chapter on coins by Herbert A. Cahn., (Order No: 779 ), $7.50

71. Hornung, Clarence P., TREASURY OF AMERICAN DESIGN - TWO VOLUME SET, Harry N. Abrams, Inc., New York, (1973), over 2900 B&W and color ill., 2 vol. 875pp, very good, decorated blue cloth (hardcover), ISBN 0810905167 "A Pictorical Survey of Popular Folk Arts Based upon Watercolor Renderings in the Index of American Design, at the National Gallery of Art." Franklin 1349., (Order No: 4278 ), $30.00

72. Hughes, Therle, COTTAGE ANTIQUES, Frederick A. Praeger, New York, (1967), 48 B&W plates, 219pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), Furnishings from the English farmsteads and modest country homes of the 18th and 19th centuries predating the massproduced, often shoddy artifacts spawned by the Industrial Revolution., (Order No: 4215 ), $5.00

73. Hughes, Therle, SMALL ANTIQUES FOR THE COLLECTOR, The Macmillan Company, New York, (1964), color frontis, 48 B&W plates, 222pp, good w/chipped dustjacket (hardcover), (Order No: 33066 ), $12.50

74. Impey, Oliver (essay by Christina H. Nelson; foreword by Lady Victoria Leatham), THE CECIL FAMILY COLLECTS, FOUR CENTURIES OF DECORATIVE ARTS FROM BURGHLEY HOUSE, Art Services International, Alexandria, VA, 1998, B&W and color ill., 231pp, very good, wraps (softcover) faint bump top of spine, ISBN 0883971305, (Order No: 31353 ), $8.00

75. Ingram, Terry, A QUESTION OF POLISH: THE ANTIQUE MARKET IN AUSTRALIA, Collins, Sydney, (1979), B&W and color illustrations, 192pp, very good w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0002164124 Terry Ingram takes a hard, sometimes irreverent look at the wheelers and dealers in old wares in Australia., (Order No: 53106 ), $10.00

76. Jackson, Kenneth T. (introduction by), PERSPECTIVES ON THE COLLECTIONS OF THE NEW-YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY, New-York Historical Society, New York, 2000 1st ed, color illustrations, 151pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0916141055 The first guide to New York's first collecting institution to introduce the museum-going public to the encyclopedic range of the Historical Society's renowned holdings of art, decorative objects, and artifacts., (Order No: 36507 ), $6.00

77. Jervis, Simon (introduction by), ART & DESIGN IN EUROPE AND AMERICA, 1800-1900: AT THE VICTORIA AND ALBERT MUSEUM, E. P. Dutton, New York, (1987) 1st Amer, B&W and color ill., 224pp, very good, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0525483527 This book (the gallery's official handbook) illustrates 100 of the most interesting nineteenth-century objects from many different countries: outstanding examples of furniture, ceramics, textiles, metalwork, glass, sculpture, paintings, posters, books, and photographs., (Order No: 15973 ), $5.00

78. Kalman, Bobbie, TOOLS AND GADGETS - HISTORIC COMMUNITIES SERIES, Crabtree Publishing Company, New York, (1992), color illustrations, 32pp, fine, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0865055084 Nicely prepared for juveniles, this book looks at tools in the home, general store, mills, farm, printing shop, children's toys, and much more., (Order No: 50343 ), $5.00

79. Karpel, Bernard (editor), ARTS IN AMERICA: A BIBLIOGRAPHY: VOLUME 1; VOLUME 2; VOLUME 3; AND VOLUME 4 - FOUR VOLUMES - COMPLETE SET, Smithsonian Institution Pr., Washington, DC, (1979), 4 vols, very good, blue cloth, (hardcover) no dustjackets as published, ISBN 0874745780 Vol 1: Art of the Native Americans, Architecture, Decorative Arts, Design, Sculpture, Art of the West; Vol 2: Painting and Graphic Arts; Vol 3: Photography, Film, Theater, Dance, Music, Serials and Periodicals, Dissertations and Theses, Visual Resources; Vol 4: Index. An essential reference work., (Order No: 2873 ), $50.00

80. Kelley, Austin P., THE ANATOMY OF ANTIQUES: A COLLECTOR'S GUIDE, Viking Press, New York, (1974), B&W illustrations, 189pp, good w/lightly chipped dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0670122408 Within seven major categories (Antiquities; Works of Art; Objects of Vertu; Silver, Sheffield Plate and Pewter; Furniture; Ceramics and Glass; and Tapestries, Textiles, and Rugs), examples are examined "anatomized" and a careful examination made of the component parts. Thus one can learn of a pieces origin, merits, aesthetic and functional merits. Extremely useful., (Order No: 942 ), $10.00

81. Kennedy Galleries, Inc. and Israel Sack, Inc., AGE OF THE REVOLUTION AND EARLY REPUBLIC IN FINE AND DECORATIVE ARTS: 1750-1824, Kennedy Galleries, New York, 1977, B&W illustrations, fine, wraps (softcover), Catalogue of the 144 items exhibited January 14 - February 12, 1977., (Order No: 59387 ), $7.50

82. Ketchum, William C., Jr., COLLECTING THE WEST: COWBOY, INDIAN, SPANISH AMERICAN, AND MINING MEMORABILIA, Crown Publishers, Inc., New York, (1993} 1st ed, color illustrations, 174pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0517578077, (Order No: 1301 ), $7.00

83. Klaster, Jan Bart (general editor), GOING...GOING...GONE!: A PRACTICAL AUCTION GUIDE, Chartwell Books, Inc., Secaucus, NJ, (1982), B&W and color ill., 160pp, very good w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0890095000 By providing information and a glimpse behind the scenes, this book will hopefully give you an idea of what goes on in the world of auctions., (Order No: 31870 ), $7.00

84. Klein, Dan and Bishop, Margaret, DECORATIVE ART, 1880-1980, Phaidon/Christie's, Oxford, (1986), B&W and color illustrations, 263pp, very good w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0714880256 In a compact narrative, images and captions, the authors trace the broad outlines of developments in modern style across the whole range of decorative arts., (Order No: 48523 ), $8.00

85. Knight, Michael, EAST ASIAN LACQUERS IN THE COLLECTION OF THE SEATTLE ART MUSEUM, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA, (1992), B&W and color illustrations, 30pp, fine, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0932216420 The collection of the Seattle Art Museum pays respect to this elegant and ancient art., (Order No: 44087 ), $5.00

86. Kovel, Ralph & Terry, KOVELS' KNOW YOUR ANTIQUES - BEST-SELLING GUIDE TO EVALUATING, BUYING, AND CARING FOR ANY ANTIQUE - REVISED & UPDATED, Crown Publishers, Inc., New York, (1981) revised, over 300 B&W illustrations, 364pp, very good w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0517545012 Wonderful introduction to all types of antiques with annotated bibliography at the end of each chapter., (Order No: 4616 ), $5.00

87. Lantz, Louise K., OLD AMERICAN KITCHENWARE 1725-1925, Thomas Nelson, Inc., Camden, NJ, (1970) 6th ptg, 100s of B&W ill., 289pp, good, decorated red cloth (hardcover) no dustjacket, ISBN 0840743173 Evolution of American Kitchenware through two centuries, covering all categories and their development from the Colonial period through the 19th century when patented mechanical devices replaced the earlier simple handcrafted articles., (Order No: 1084 ), $6.00

88. Lavine, Sigmund A., HANDMADE IN ENGLAND: THE TRADITION OF BRITISH CRAFTSMEN, Dodd, Mead & Co., New York, (1968), B&W photographs, 148pp, good w/lightly chipped dustjacket (hardcover), Chapters include: furniture, pottery, porcelain, silver, and bibliography., (Order No: 888 ), $6.00

89. Lessard, Michel (text by) (translated by Elisabeth Abbott), COMPLETE GUIDE TO FRENCH-CANADIAN ANTIQUES, Hart Publishing Company, Inc, New York, (1974), ill. by Huguette Marquis, 255pp, very good+ w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0805511164 A definitive guide to everything the serious antiquarian might want to know about the furniture, silver, glass, lamps, money, stamps, papers, books, and other antiquities of old Quebec., (Order No: 35251 ), $15.00

90. Linzee, Jill and Chaney, Michael P., DEEPLY ROOTED: NEW HAMPSHIRE TRADITIONS IN WOOD, University of New Hampshire, Hanover, NH, (1997), color and B&W ill., 54pp, very good+, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0964895315 The market sees the forest; the artist sees the tree. This beautiful book shows forest, tree, decoy, basket, boat, violin., (Order No: 33414 ), $6.00

91. Lister, Raymond, GREAT WORKS OF CRAFTSMANSHIP, A. S. Barnes and Company, South Brunswick, NJ, (1968), B&W ill., 206pp, good w/lightly chipped dustjacket (hardcover), A study of the great works of art, including: Throne of Tutankhamen; Silver Dekadrachms; Bookbindings by Samuel Mearne; Palladian Bridge at Wilton; Lacquer Inkstone Box by Korin; The Penny Black Postage Stamp; and more., (Order No: 32338 ), $5.00

92. Luckey, Laura C. (edited by); Gombieski, Laura Jane; Kosche, Eugene; Levin, Ruth; and, Zusy, Catherine, HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE BENNINGTON MUSEUM, The Bennington Museum, Bennington, VT, (1989), B&W and color illustrations, 78pp, fine, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0945291019, (Order No: 60026 ), $7.50

93. Lundquist, Myrtle, THIMBLE AMERICANA AND CONTEMPORARY COLLECTIBLES, Wallace-Homestead, Des Moine, IA, (1981), B&W and color ill., 72pp, fine, pictorial boards (hardcover), ISBN 0870693263 History, classifications, contemporary thimbles, and thimble trademarks and patents., (Order No: 6799 ), $8.00

94. Macdonald-Taylor, Margaret, A DICTIONARY OF MARKS: CERAMICS, METALWORK, FURNITURE - THE IDENTIFICATION HANDBOOK FOR ANTIQUE COLLECTORS, Hawthorn Books, Inc., New York, (1962) 1st ed, B&W illustrations, 318pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), (Order No: 729 ), $5.00

95. MacKinnon, G. W., OFFERINGS BY G. W. MACKINNON PURVEYOR OF FINE AUTOMATED MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS - CATALOGUE 18 - FALL 1972, G. W. MacKinnon, Charlotte, NC, 1972, B&W illustrations, 176pp, good+, wraps (softcover), (Order No: 65080 ), $7.00

96. Mallalieu, Huon (general editor), THE ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF ANTIQUES: THE ESSENTIAL REFERENCE FOR ALL ANTIQUE LOVERS AND COLLECTORS, Courage Books, Philadelphia, PA, (1993) 2nd ptg, B&W and color illustrations, 640pp, very good w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 1561383325 Every major category of antiques is discussed in depth by a renowned expert., (Order No: 44411 ), $10.00

97. Manufactured by Thomas W. Jones, ILLUSTRATED CATALOGUE AND PRICE LIST OF COPPER WEATHER VANES, TOWER ORNAMENTS, FINIALS, CHURCH CROSSES AND EMBLEMATIC SIGNS, reprint c1980s, B&W illustrations, 80pp, very good+, wraps (softcover), Reprint of circa 1882 trade catalog when T. W. Jones became the sole owner of the business started in 1862 by Chas. C. Briggs and V. W. Baldwin. Absolutely fabulous illustrations., (Order No: 50305 ), $12.50

98. Martinez, Katherine (edited by), AMERICAN CORNUCOPIA - TREASURES OF THE WINTERTHUR LIBRARY, Winterthur Museum, Winterthur, DE, 1990, B&W and color illustrations, 115pp, fine, wraps (softcover), ISBN 091272420X A wonderful representative presentation of the museum's collections., (Order No: 50948 ), $6.00

99. McClinton, Katharine Morrison, ANTIQUES IN MINIATURE, Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, (1970) 1st ed, B&W illustrations, 182pp, good (hardcover) (no dustjacket), Covers items too large for doll's houses and not big enough to be children's furniture. Includes: furniture, silver, glass, pottery and porcelain, tin, pewter, brass, copper and iron., (Order No: 3098 ), $5.00

100. McGuire, John (photography by Henry Peach), BASKETRY: THE NANTUCKET TRADITION - HISTORY, TECHNIQUES, PROJECTS, Lark Books, Asheville, NC, (1990), B&W and color illustrations, 128pp, very good w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 093727450X Author introduces the people who have given Nantucket its distinctive character: Indians and sheepherders, Quakers and whalers. And he explains exactly why the Nantucket lightship basket took the distinctive form it did. Then with more than 200 step-by-step photoes, and with clean precise instructions, the author explains how to create a variety of elegant Nantucket baskets, including both round and oval shapes., (Order No: 55112 ), $17.50

101. Meyer, John D. (signed by the author), A HANDBOOK OF OLD MECHANICAL PENNY BANKS, published by the author, Tyrone, PA, (1952) 2nd ed, B&W illustrations, 119pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover) signed by the author, The primary objective in writing this Hand Book is an effort to classify the banks so each bank will be designated. There are 242 banks illustrated, each one numbered to correspond with the numbered description of that bank, so that by referring to the number of illustration and the like number of the description, the reader may visualize what that bank is like. Some wear to the extremities of the covers., (Order No: 17436 ), $10.00

102. Michael, George, GEORGE MICHAEL'S TREASURY OF FEDERAL ANTIQUES, Hawthorn Books, Inc., New York, (1972) 1st ptg, B&W illustrations, 235pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), "Mr. Antique's" Guide to America's Renaissance Age of Design and True Craftsmanship. A study of important contributions in the areas of furniture, ceramics, glass, pewter and silver, and timepieces., (Order No: 5304 ), $5.00

103. Mihalik Sandor, OLD HUNGARIAN ENAMELS, Corvina, Budapest, (1961), B&W and color illustrations, 39pp text, very good w/good+ dustjacket (hardcover), Plates follow the text. Of all the applied arts in Hungary, the work of the her goldsmiths and enamelists is undoubtedly the richest and most impressive., (Order No: 59659 ), $6.00

104. Miller, Robert W. (compiled and edited by), ORIENTAL PRIMER, Wallace-Homestead Book Co., Des Moines, IA, (1974) 1st ptg, B&W and color ill., 135pp, good++, wraps (softcover), An Inside Look at the Far East and its Treasures of Ancient and Contemporary Art. Featuring The Coming Boom in the Orient, Key to Chinese Dynasties, Japanese Art Periods, Old Oriental Art with Photos, Descriptions, Customs and Calendars of the Orient, New Oriental Imports with Photos, Prices, Descriptions, Many Photos of Precious Art in Full Color, Chinese Symbols, Decorations, Marks, Numerals., (Order No: 29663 ), $5.00

105. Mitchell, Edwin Valentine, THE ROMANCE OF NEW ENGLAND ANTIQUES, A. A. Wyn, Publisher, New York, 1950, 265pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), (Order No: 8017 ), $10.00

106. Moody, Margaret J., AMERICAN DECORATIVE ARTS AT DARTMOUTH, Dartmouth College Museum, Hanover, NH, 1981, B&W illustrations, 54pp, very good, wraps (softcover), Catalogue of the exhibition at the Hopkins Center 10 January to 1 March 1981., (Order No: 60670 ), $10.00

107. Nicholls, Florence Zacharie Ellis, BUTTON HAND BOOK: COMPARATIVE VALUES, SERIAL NUMBERS - 1943, Art Craft of Ithaca, Ithaca, NY, (1948) 3rd ptg, B&W illustrations, 128pp, very good, blue cloth (hardcover), Author, through illustrations, categorizes, and provides serial numbers and comparative values., (Order No: 898 ), $7.50

108. Oglesby, Catharine, FRENCH PROVINCIAL DECORATIVE ART, Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1951 1st ed, 301 B&W figures, 214pp, very good w/lightly chipped dustjacket (hardcover), Covers all aspects of the decorative arts., (Order No: 963 ), $7.50

109. Okada, Barbra Teri, A SPRINKLING OF GOLD: THE LACQUER BOX COLLECTION OF ELAINE EHRENKRANZ, The Newark Museum, Newark, NJ, (1983), B&W and Color illustrations, 144pp, very good+, black cloth (hardcover) in very good slipcase, ISBN 0932828108 Catalogue to the exhibition. The extraordinary quality of workmanship and the sophistication of design shown in the boxes in the Ehrenkranz collection demonstrate the highest expressions of this art form., (Order No: 40794 ), $8.00

110. Olivier, D. P., ICONOGRAPHIE METALLIQUE DU GENERAL LAFAYETTE -- ICONOGRAPHIE DE LAFAYETTE (ON SPINE), The Johns Hopkins Press, Baltimore, MD, 1933, B&W illustrations, 85pp, plates, good+, tan cloth spine (hardcover), "Essai de Repertoire des Medailles, Medaillons et Jetons frappes a son nom ou a son effigie tant en France qu'en Amerique." Published by the Institut Francais de Washington - an association to promote in the United States the study of French civilization and history..." Text in French. This book is a collection of the various medals and medalions, etc. that were issued to commemorate Lafayette's tour of America., (Order No: 47986 ), $85.00

111. Ormsbee, Thomas Hamilton, A STOREHOUSE OF ANTIQUES, Robert M. McBride & Company, New York, 1947 1st ed, B&W illustrations, 155pp, good w/chipped dustjacket (hardcover), "A highly informative and superbly illustrated survey of antiques in wide variety, of especial interest to Americans." This wide range of subjects includes furniture from various periods: Sandwich, Victorian and other glass articles; silver; early American china, Lowestoft and other ceramics; prints; pewter and other metalwares; and textiles., (Order No: 16411 ), $7.50

112. Ormsbee, Thomas Hamilton (edited by), PRIME ANTIQUES AND THEIR CURRENT PRICES, Robert M. McBride & Co., New York, (1947) 1st ed, B&W illustrations, 419pp, good, blue cloth (hardcover) w/light edgewear and rubbing, Dated, but a good look at better American, French, and English furniture, silver, glass, ceramics, prints, and textiles., (Order No: 22724 ), $8.00

113. Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc., NEAR EASTERN ART AND JEWELRY - ART OF THE NEAR EAST & JEWELRY - PROPERTY OF THE ESTATE OF THE LATE J. ZADO NOORIAN, NEW YORK, Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, 1942, B&W illustrations, 94pp, very good, original wraps bound in brown cloth (hardcover), PART ONE, Public Auction Sale November 4, 5, and 6 1942 - Sale Number 401. Chinese Jae and Amber Carvings, Tapestries, Oriental Rugs, Objects of Art. Bookplate of M. Robert Guggenheim, Washington, on front paste down., (Order No: 65053 ), $60.00

114. Payson, Huldah Smith, MUSEUM COLLECTIONS OF THE ESSEX INSTITUTE, Essex Institute, Salem, MA, (1978), B&W illustrations, 68pp, fine, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0883890704 The Essex Institute, which was established as the Essex Historical Society in 1821, has been the principal county repository since that time., (Order No: 59878 ), $15.00

115. Pekarik, Andrew J., JAPANESE LACQUER, 1600-1900: SELECTIONS FROM THE CHARLES A. GREENFIELD COLLECTION, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, (1980), B&W and color illustrations, 146pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0870992473 The laquers shown in this fully illustrated volume were selected for exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art from the Charles A. Greenfield Collection, one of the largest and most significant private collections of Japanese lacquer art in the United States., (Order No: 43560 ), $40.00

116. Pinto, Edward H., TREEN AND OTHER WOODEN BYGONES: AN ENCYCLOPAEDIA AND SOCIAL HISTORY, Bell & Hyman, London, (1976), B&W illustrations, 458pp, very good w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0713515333 First published in 1969. Some 3300 objects are illustrated. Franklin 5479 - best on the subject., (Order No: 499 ), $95.00

117. Pinto, Edward H., WOODEN BYGONES OF SMOKING AND SNUFF TAKING, Hutchinson & Co.(Publishers), London, (1962) 2nd ptg, B&W illustrations, 96pp, good, brown cloth (hardcover) no dustjacket, Tobacco, alternatively praised and reviled, smoked and sniffed, has brought into being many small wooden objects desirable to the collector. This book tells about them--the European examples primarily., (Order No: 54577 ), $15.00

118. Plummer, Don (signed by; and, also inscribed and signed by Jim Sorber), COLONIAL WROUGHT IRON: THE SORBER COLLECTION, Skipjack Press, Ocean Pines, MD, (1999), B&W illustrations, 244pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover) SIGNED BY AUTHOR, ISBN 1879535165, (Order No: 63373 ), $200.00

119. Prime, Alfred Coxe (collected by), THE ARTS & CRAFTS IN PHILADELPHIA, MARYLAND AND SOUTH CAROLINA 1786-1800 - SERIES TWO: GLEANINGS FROM NEWSPAPERS, The Walpole Society, Topsfield, MA, 1932 1st ed, 331pp, very good++, dark green cloth (hardcover), Limited to 400 copies., (Order No: 30186 ), $50.00

120. Quimby, Ian M. G. (edited by), THE CRAFTSMAN IN EARLY AMERICA, W. W. Norton & Co., New York, (1984) 1st ed, B&W illustrations, 344pp, very good++, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0393954498 A Winterthur Book covering: historical perspective, artisans and politics, Boston goldsmiths, glassmaking, potting, shoe industry, Latrobe, Moravian craftsmen, and more., (Order No: 714 ), $6.00

121. Ramsey, L. G. G. (editor for The Connoisseur), THE CONCISE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF ANTIQUES: VOLUME FIVE (5), Hawthorn Books, Inc., New York, (1961), B&W illustrations, 272pp, very good w/lightly chipped dustjacket (hardcover), (Order No: 27389 ), $10.00

122. Ramsey, Natalie Allen (editor), THE DECORATOR DIGEST: CHAPTERS IN THE HISTORY OF EARLY AMERICAN DECORATION AND ITS EUROPEAN BACKGROUND, Charles E. Tuttle, Co., Rutland, VT, (1965), B&W illustrations, 372pp, good+ w/good dustjacket (hardcover), A publication of the Historical Society of Early American Decoration. Chapters are from their publication "The Decorator". Contents partially include: theorem painting, stencilling, country tin painting, design and design sources, the decoration of chairs., (Order No: 4289 ), $10.00

123. Rawson, Marion Nicholl, CANDLEDAY ART, E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc., New York, 1938 1st ed, B&W ill. by the author, 383pp, good+ w/lightly chipped dustjacket (hardcover), Author reveals the many sides of "native art" which have been building toward an American Art since long before the Pilgrims came. Contents include: carving, sculpture, pottery, "round-the-house" art, graphic arts, painting, furniture, the smith as an artist, glass art, architecture, and more., (Order No: 14193 ), $12.50

124. Robacker, Earl F., PENNSYLVANIA DUTCH STUFF: A GUIDE TO COUNTRY ANTIQUES, Univ. of Pennsylvania Press, Philadelphia, PA, 1944 1st ed, B&W illustrations, 163pp, good w/lightly chipped dustjacket (hardcover), First published in 1944. The collecting of Pennsylvania "Dutch" furnishings and crafts., (Order No: 1739 ), $5.00

125. Roberts, Kenneth D. (signed by autho), TOOLS FOR THE TRADES AND CRAFTS: AN EIGHTEENTH CENTURY PATTERN BOOK R. TIMMINS & SONS, BIRMINGHAM, published by the author, Fitzwilliam, NH, (1976), B&W illustrations, 222pp, very good+ w/good dustjacket (hardcover) author inscribed, ISBN 0913602183, (Order No: 3401 ), $65.00

126. Roberts, Kenneth D., SOME 19TH CENTURY ENGLISH WOODWORKING TOOLS: EDGE AND JOINER TOOLS AND BIT BRACES - ONE OF 750 SIGNED COPIES, published by the author, Fitzwilliam, NH, (1980), B&W illustrations, 482pp, very good, faux brown leather (hardcover), ISBN 091360240X, (Order No: 3403 ), $95.00

127. Roberts, Kenneth D., WOODEN PLANES IN 19TH CENTURY AMERICA: VOLUME II - PLANEMAKING BY THE CHAPINS AT UNION FACTORY, 1826-1929, published by the author, Fitzwilliam, NH, 1983, B&W illustrations, 452pp, very good+ w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0913602590, (Order No: 64845 ), $80.00

128. Rogers, Carole, PENNY BANKS: A HISTORY AND A HANDBOOK, E. P. Dutton, New York, (1977), B&W and color illustrations, 102pp, good++, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0525474684 In various databases this ISBN crosses to another book, BUT, this ISBN is listed twice in this title., (Order No: 65126 ), $8.00

129. Rose, Milton C.; and, Rose, Emily Mason (edited by), A SHAKER READER, Universe Books, New York, 1975 1st ed, B&W illustrations, 128pp, very good, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0876639694 Collection of ANTIQUES MAGAZINE articles from 1928 to 1975 on: Shakers in the New World; architecture; furniture; crafts; and continuing the Shaker tradition., (Order No: 4715 ), $8.00

130. Rossi, Filippo, ITALIAN JEWELED ARTS: CHALICES - RELIQUARIES - JEWELRY - VASES - CANDELABRA - ALTARPIECES, Thames and Hudson, London, (1957), B&W and color illustrations, 233pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover) in slipcase, "In gold, silver, crystal, jade, lapis lazuli, precious and semiprecious stones." A beautiful presentation with great tipped in color plates., (Order No: 58680 ), $10.00

131. Saunders, Richard H. and Westbrook, Virginia M. (exhibition curators) (edited by Nancy Price Graff), CELEBRATING VERMONT: MYTHS AND REALITIES, Christian A. Johnson Mem., Middlebury, VT, (1991), B&W and color ill., 245pp, very good, wraps (softcover) couple small creases on front cover, ISBN 0962526223 An exhibition organized in observance of the bicentennial of Vermont's statehood, proves that myth and history are not mutually exclusive. Indeed, the "myths" around which this investigation are focused are the stories, traditions, and beliefs, many of them based in fact, which have contributed to the collective sensibility that is Vermont's cultural legacy. In text and images, the exhibition explores the interplay between myth and reality, both in our past and in our present., (Order No: 15796 ), $15.00

132. Schiffer, Herbert, EARLY PENNSYLVANIA HARDWARE, Whitford Press, Whitford, PA, 1966, B&W illustrations, 64pp, good+, wraps (softcover), (Order No: 40319 ), $6.00

133. Schuster, Felicia and Wolseley, Cecilia, VASES OF THE SEA: FAR EASTERN PORCELAIN AND OTHER TREASURES, Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, (1974), color illustrations, 157pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0684135566 Much of the book is devoted to porcelain, but also covered is: ivory, snuff-bottles, Japanese cloisonne, etc., (Order No: 8822 ), $8.00

134. Schwartz, Marvin D. (Guest Curator), THE DECORATIVE ARTS TRADITION IN THE AMERICAN HOME 1700-1900, The Morris Museum, Morristown, NJ, 1985, B&W illustrations, 32pp, very good, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0961304626 An Exhibition organized by The Arts Council of the Morris Area and The Morris Museum March 2, 1985 - April 28, 1985., (Order No: 63246 ), $20.00

135. Sellens, Alvin, STANLEY FOLDING RULES: A HISTORY AND DESCRIPTIVE INVENTORY, published by the author, Augusta, KS, 1984, B&W illustrations, 169pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0961206837 One of the elusive Sellens titles which serve as basic references on Stanley tools. This one volume contains a readable description, painstaking detail, and clear format of each folding rule offered by Stanley from 1855 to the present. From the Preface: "Every boxwood and ivory folding rule know to have been made by Stanley is listed in this book along with dates of manufacture, major changes and illustrations. Included also are the miscellaneous rules and measuring sticks offered in conjunction with the folding rules.", (Order No: 16908 ), $60.00

136. Smith, Elmer L. (text by); Horst, Mel (photographs by), ANTIQUES IN PENNSYLVANIA DUTCHLAND, Applied Arts Publishers, Witmer, PA, 1966 2nd ptg, sepia toned illustrations, 42pp, good, wraps (softcover), (Order No: 44976 ), $5.00

137. Snowman, A. Kenneth, THE ART OF CARL FABERGE, Faber and Faber, Limited, London, (1964) 3rd ed, B&W and color illustrations, 186pp, good++, gray cloth, teg (hardcover) no dustjacket, (Order No: 53111 ), $8.00

138. Sonn, Albert H., EARLY AMERICAN WROUGHT IRON: VOLUME I, VOLUME II, AND VOLUME III - A HANDSOME, ORIGINAL THREE VOLUME SET, Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1928, 320 B&W illustrations, very good+, green buckram cloth, clean and tight exceptional set, Original, complete three volume set: Volume I, 263pp, plates 1 to 115; Volume II, 205pp, plates 116 to 210; Volume III, 263pp, plates 211 to 320, bibliography and index. An extemely clean and tight set., (Order No: 27018 ), $275.00

139. Sotheby Parke Bernet & Co., MENTMORE: VOLUME TWO - CATALOGUE OF WORKS OF ART AND SILVER, Sotheby's, London, 1977, B&W and color illustrations, 350pp, good w/lightly chipped dustjacket (hardcover), Contents of Mentmore, Buckinghamshire sold on behalf of the Esteate of the late 6th Earl of Rosebeery and his family. Brochure of estate and estimate sheet laid in., (Order No: 48448 ), $20.00

140. Sotheby's, ANIMATION ART: NEW YORK SATURDAY, JUNE 10, 1995 - COLLECTOR'S CARROUSEL: NEW YORK JUNE 9 AND 10, 1995, Sotheby's, New York, 1995, B&W and color illustrations, very good+, wraps (softcover), Double catalog., (Order No: 5657 ), $7.00

141. Sotheby's, SOTHEBY'S GREAT SALES 1987-88, Salem House Publishers, Topsfield, MA, (1988), color illustrations, 159pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0881623970 A portrait of a year at Sotheby's as reflected in the highlights of the season's sales., (Order No: 36686 ), $8.00

142. Sotheby's, GARDEN STATUARY AND ARCHITECTURAL ITEMS - SUSSEX SALE OF MAY 30-31 1990, Sotheby's Sussex, West Sussex, UK, 1990, B&W and color illustrations, 236pp, very good+, wraps (softcover), Great antique items for the garden are illustrated from this sale., (Order No: 47148 ), $12.50

143. Sotheby's, SOTHEBY'S: ART AT AUCTION - THE ART MARKET REVIEW 1993-94, Conran Octopus, Ltd., London, (1994), color illustrations, 320pp, fine w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 1850296464, (Order No: 57916 ), $12.50

144. Speck, G. E. & Sutherland, E., ENGLISH ANTIQUES, Ward Lock Limited, London, (1970), B&W and color ill., 191pp, very good w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0706310950 First published in 1969. Introduction to the scope of English antiques and what is available., (Order No: 6306 ), $5.00

145. Speenburgh, Gertrude, THE ARTS OF THE TIFFANYS, Lightner Publishing Corp., Chicago, IL, 1956, B&W illustrations, 120pp, good, maroon "fabroikoid" covers w/chip top of spine (hardcover), "The Arts of the Tiffanys embrace a century in the history of American manners and customs. Looking back over that period from the vantage point of elapsed time, even from the vaunted heights of a super era, the cultural activities of the members of this distinguished family and the extensive effects of their works in the arts and crafts, still loom up importantly in the over-all perspective.", (Order No: 23525 ), $7.00

146. Stanley Rule and Level Co., New Britain, Conn, PRICE LIST OF U.S. STANDARD BOXWOOD AND IVORY RULES ... MANUFACTURED BY THE STANLEY RULE AND LEVEL COMPANY - 1892, H. C. Maddocks, Jr. Pub., West Boylston, MA, (1972), B&W illustrations, 66pp, very good, wraps (softcover), Quality reprint of the "Improved Labor-Saving Carpenters' Tools Manufactured by the Stanley Rule and Level Co." in 1892 with price list laid in. "...PLUMBS AND LEVELS, TRY SQUARES, BEVELS, GAUGES, MALLETS, IRON AND WOOD ADJUSTABLE PLANES, SPOKE SHAVES, SCREW DRIVERS, AWL HAFTS, HANDLES &c.", (Order No: 50303 ), $9.50

147. Steinmetz, Rollin C. & Rice, Charles S., VANISHING CRAFTS AND THEIR CRAFTSMEN, Rutgers University Press, New Brunswick, NJ, 1959, B&W illustrations, 160pp, good w/lightly chipped dustjacket (hardcover), Contents include: Blacksmith; Wood Carver; Lime Burner; Candymaker; Charcoal Burner; Cigar Makers; Wreaths and Baskets; Artist with an Ax; One-Room School; Potter; Illuminator; Buttons and Combs; Glassmakers; Ox-Yoke Maker., (Order No: 4967 ), $7.50

148. Stone, Donna M., SPEAK ANTIQUE - A PRONUNCIATION GUIDE AND GLOSSARY FOR THE ARTS & ANTIQUES, William L. Bauhan, Publisher, Dublin, NH, 2001, 230pp, fine, wraps (softcover), ISBN 087233127X This book takes the guesswork out of pronouncing difficult words related to the arts as well as providing definitions and meanings., (Order No: 55211 ), $7.50

149. Strasser, Edith (compiled by); Hinton, Mark (assisted), EX ORIENTE LUX: EUROPEAN AND ORIENTAL LACQUER -- ORIENTAL AND EUROPEAN LACQUER FROM THE BASF LACQUER MUSEUM COLOGNE, BASF, Cologne, (1977), B&W and color illustrations, 160pp, very good+, wraps (softcover), (Order No: 62865 ), $20.00

150. Sullivan, Edmund B., COLLECTING POLITICAL AMERICANA, Christopher Publishing House, Hanoveer, MA, (1991), B&W and color illustrations, 248pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0815804628 Detailed on all types of political collectibles. Glossary, bibliography., (Order No: 4712 ), $9.50

151. Sutton, Denys, CHRISTIE'S SINCE THE WAR 1945-1958: AN ESSAY ON TASTE, PATRONAGE AND COLLECTING, Christie, Manson & Woods Ltd, London, (1959), B&W ill., color frontis, 168pp of text, very good, red cloth (hardcover) no dustjacket, (Order No: 52249 ), $10.00

152. Tavenor-Perry, J., DINANDERIE: A HISTORY AND DESCRIPTION OF MEDIAEVAL ART WORK IN COPPER BRASS AND BRONZE, George Allen & Sons, London, 1910 1st ed, B&W plates & text ill., 238pp, good+, decorated red cloth (hardcover), Dinanderie was the name used during the Middle Ages to denote the various articles required for ecclesiastical or domestic use made of copper or its alloys, brass and bronze, with which the name of Dinant on the Meuse was so intimately associated., (Order No: 59692 ), $35.00

153. Teleki, Gloria Roth, THE BASKETS OF RURAL AMERICA, E. P. Dutton & Co., New York, (1975) 1st ed, B&W illustrations, 202pp, very good, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0525474099 Includes: history, techniques, identification of ethnic, communal and regional origins. Franklin 9667., (Order No: 856 ), $5.00

154. The British Antique Dealers' Association, THE GROSVENOR HOUSE ANTIQUES FAIR: THE ANTIQUE DEALERS' FAIR 10TH - 20TH JUNE 1992 -- 1992 HANDBOOK, The Burlington Magazine, UK, (1992), color illustrations, 328pp, fine, brown cloth (hardcover) AEG, Exceptional color photographs of items being exhibited., (Order No: 37161 ), $15.00

155. Thomas, John B., EXHIBITION CATALOG OF HISTORIC SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENTS 1700-1900, Corporate Interiors, Inc., Westport, CT, 1981, B&W illustrations, very good+, wraps (softcover), Interesting catalog of amazing instruments. Laid in is the page that was inadvertantly not included in the original printing., (Order No: 64983 ), $20.00

156. Thwing, Leroy (translated and edited by), OLD LAMPS OF CENTRAL EUROPE AND OTHER LIGHTING DEVICES, Charles E. Tuttle Company, Rutland, VT, (1963) 1st ptg, B&W ill. on 60 plates, 34pp of text, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), Originally published as DAS BELEUCHTUNGSWESEN by Ladislaus Edler Von Benesch and published in Germany in 1905, this work with its 60 plates illustrates the lighting devices commonly used in Austria and Alpine countries from the 15th to the 18th centuries., (Order No: 59397 ), $20.00

157. Tice, Warren K., UNIFORM BUTTONS OF THE UNITED STATES 1776-1865, Thomas Publications, Gettysburg, PA, (1997), B&W illustrations, 520pp, very good++, pictorial boards (hardcover), ISBN 1577470249 Includes: Button Makers of the United States, 1776-1865; Button Suppliers to the Confederate States, 1800-1865; Antebellum and Civil War Buttons of the US Forces; Confederate Buttons; Uniform Buttons of the Various States, 1776-2965., (Order No: 65002 ), $225.00

158. Victoria & Albert Museum, FIFTY MASTERPIECES OF METALWORK - 50 MASTERPIECES OF METALWORK, His Majesty's Stationery Off, London, 1951, B&W illustrations, 103pp, good, wraps (softcover) - UNDERLINE ON ABOUT 4 PAGES, UNDERLINE ON ABOUT 4 PAGES., (Order No: 65072 ), $6.00

159. Vollmer, John E.; Keall, E. J.; and, Nagai-Berthrong, E., SILK ROADS, CHINA SHIPS: AN EXHIBITION OF EAST-WEST TRADE, Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Ontario, (1983), B&W and color ill., 240pp, very good, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0888543018 Handbook to accompany an exhibition held at the Royal Ontario Museum, Sept. 10, 1983-Jan. 8, 1984, and travelling to other institutions. This exhibition unveils objects that chronicle the cultural, economic, political, and social effects of trade between the Orient and the West through nineteen centuries., (Order No: 16356 ), $7.50

160. von Furstenberg, Ira (with Andrew Nicolls), TARTANWARE: SOUVENIRS FROM SCOTLAND, Pavilion Books Limited, London, (1996) 1st ptg, B&W and color illustrations, 72pp, very good+ w/good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 1857935144 Princess Ira von Furstenberg, who has been collecting tartanware for twenty years, is one of the leading experts on the subject. Many of the fascinating pieces shown in this book are from her own collection., (Order No: 44655 ), $45.00

161. von Rague, Beatrix, A HISTORY OF JAPANESE LACQUERWORK, University of Toronto Press, Toronto, (1976), 199 B&W and color ill., 303pp, good+ w/good dustjacket (hardcover) EX-LIB w/USUAL MARKINGS, ISBN 0802021352 This book is a translation from the German of the only work on the history of this craft. Excellent reference with a wealth of technical data. Appendixes contain notes, a list of dated objects from 764 to 1964, a glossary of Japanese descriptive terms, a list of Japanese artists and technical terms with corresponding Japanese characters., (Order No: 8255 ), $7.50

162. Ward, Gerald W. R., and Hosley, William N., THE GREAT RIVER: ART & SOCIETY OF THE CONNECTICUT VALLEY, 1635-1820, Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT, (1985), B&W and color illustrations, 524pp, good, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0918333032 The important catalogue from the exhibition held at the Wadsworth Atheneum 22 September 1985 to 6 January 1986. Four interpretive essays on the area are followed by the Catalogue of the Exhibition with sections on: architecture; paintings and other pictorial arts; furniture; metalwares; clocks and instruments; textiles, clothing and needlework; ceramics and glass; books and prints; and gravestones. A cornerstone work for your antique reference or decorative arts collection., (Order No: 43028 ), $60.00

163. Watson, William (edited by), LACQUERWORK IN ASIA AND BEYOND: COLLOQUIES ON ART & ARCHAEOLOGY IN ASIA NO. 11, A COLLOQUY HELD 22-24 JUNE 1981, Percival David Foundation, UK, (1982), B&W illustrations, 345pp, very good, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0728601001 Contents include: The earliest Chinese lacquer; Yuan and Ming lacquers; Sung lacquers; Lacquered furniture; The maki-e tradition; Japanese lacquer painting; Japanese export lacquer of the 17th century; Western japanning; The Koryo Sutra box; Namban lacquer shrines; Early lacquer in Iran; Near Eastern lacquerwork; An Islamic 'lacquered' dish; Painted and lacquered woodwork in Arab houses; Qajar lacquer; Lacquered painting in 19th-century Iran; Turkish lacquer; Lacquer items in the Chester Beatty Library; Indian lacquerwork and the antecedents of the Qajar style., (Order No: 53438 ), $30.00

164. Wehle, Harry B., AMERICAN MINIATURES: 1730-1850, Doubleday, Page & Company, New York, 1927 1st ed, 169 ill. with 19 in color, 127pp, fine, black cloth spine, teg (hardcover) in original worn box, First published in 1927. 173 selected portraits with descriptive accounts. Biographical dictionary of the artists by Theodore Bolton., (Order No: 987 ), $50.00

165. Weiss, Jeffrey (produced by) and Leach, David (photographs by), KITCHEN ANTIQUES, Harper Colophon Books, New York, (1980) 1st ed, B&W and color illustrations, unpaginated, very good+, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0060908130 Jeff Weiss provides stunning full color photographs and a representative price list to make this an indispensible guide for the collector of kitchen antiques., (Order No: 53891 ), $5.00

166. Wellikoff, Alan, THE HISTORICAL SUPPLY CATALOGUE: A NINETEENTH-CENTURY SOURCEBOOK - REVISED AND EXPANDED EDITION, Camden House Publishing, Charlotte, VT, (1993) 1st ptg, B&W illustrations, 255pp, fine, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0944475442 "Newly Manufactured Items From the Past Available Today.", (Order No: 55568 ), $5.00

167. Wellman, Rita, VICTORIA ROYAL: THE FLOWERING OF A STYLE, Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1939 1st ed, B&W illustrations, 334pp, very good w/lightly chipped dustjacket (hardcover), Author describes the flowering of the Victorian style, leads us on an excursion into the too-long locked room of Victorian taste, and writes an informal history of Victorian decor that makes the spirit of a half-forgotten age come alive again., (Order No: 9421 ), $5.00

168. Whalley, Joyce Irene, WRITING IMPLEMENTS AND ACCESSORIES: FROM THE ROMAN STYLUS TO THE TYPEWRITER, David & Charles, Newton Abbot, UK, (1975), B&W illustrations, 144pp, very good w/very good dustjacket (hardcover) EX-LIB, ISBN 0715468044 Descriptions of all kinds of writing implements and accessories, from Roman times to the present day, are brought together for the first time in this book. EX-LIB with no external marks., (Order No: 39371 ), $15.00

169. Williams, Guy R., THE WORLD OF MODEL CARS, G. P. Putnam's Sons, New York, (1976) 1st ed, B&W and color illustrations, 208pp, good w/good dustjacket (hardcover) light corner bump/wear, ISBN 039911694X This book reviews the whole range of model cars and some other wheeled and tracked vehicles, both individually and mass-produced., (Order No: 3934 ), $12.50

170. Wilson, Gillian and Hess, Catherine, SUMMARY CATALOGUE OF EUROPEAN DECORATIVE ARTS IN THE J. PAUL GETTY MUSEUM, The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA, (2001), B&W illustrations, 276pp, very good+, wraps (softcover), ISBN 089236632X, (Order No: 63533 ), $40.00

171. Winchester, Alice (editor) and the staff of Antiques Magazine, COLLECTORS & COLLECTIONS: THE ANTIQUES ANNIVERSARY BOOK, Antiques Magazine, New York, 1961, B&W ill, color plates, 166pp, good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), "To celebrate its fortieth anniversary as the leading source of information for the discriminating collector, ANTIQUES brings together in this volume a sampling from internationally famous collections that have been created during its lifetime.", (Order No: 9371 ), $7.50

172. Winter, Henry J. Francis, THE LOUIS COMFORT TIFFANY COMMEMORATIVE EDITION, published by the author, Boston, MA, n.d., B&W illustrations, fine w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), (Order No: 62870 ), $20.00

173. Wintersgill, Donald, THE GUARDIAN BOOK OF ANTIQUES, 1700-1830 - THE AGE OF ELEGANCE, Collins, London, (1975), B&W and color illustrations, 256pp, good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 00043501210 This book covers the period from 1700 to 1830 as a whole: furniture, silver, pottery and porcelain, and articles such as duelling pistols, fans, clocks, glass, silhouettes and samplers., (Order No: 21381 ), $7.00

174. Yamada, Chisaburoh F. (general editor), DECORATIVE ARTS OF JAPAN, Kodansha International Ltd., Tokyo, (1964) 1st ed, 107 tipped in color plates, 262pp, very good+ (hardcover) dustjacket lacks small piece top of spine, Errata slip laid in. Following the introduction, are the plates organized in the following sections: ceramics, metal work, lacquer ware, and textiles., (Order No: 8964 ), $25.00

175. Yates, Raymond F., ANTIQUE FAKES AND THEIR DETECTION: HOW TO DETECT FORGERIES IN FURNITURE, GLASS, CHINA, SILVER, AND VARIOUS OTHER ITEMS, Harper and Brothers, New York, (1950) 1st ed, 15 B&W photos, line drawings, 229pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), (Order No: 863 ), $10.00

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