Here you can read about the 94 books about silver, silversmiths and other metals (pewter, cast iron, etc.) that were in stock on January 13, 2014, at Ray Boas, Bookseller in Walpole, New Hampshire.   I recently decided to include on this page books on other collectible metals and metalcrafts instead of having them on a separate page since there is "crossover" interest. If you spot a title or titles you need, make a note of the (Order No[s].), and follow this link to place your order at any time. Thank you, RAY

1. AN EXHIBITION OF EARLY AMERICAN SILVER JANUARY 1ST TO 28TH, 1945, printed by Finley Brothers, Hartford, CT, 1945, B&W illustrations, 25pp, good, wraps (softcover), Catalogue of the exhibition held "In The Morgan Memorial of the Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, Conn." Impressive list of lenders of 183 pieces. 21 B&W plates, some with several pieces illustrated., (Order No: 46159 ), $35.00

2. Avery, C. Louise, AN EXHIBITION OF EARLY NEW YORK SILVER, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, (1931), 104 B&W plates follow text, 20pp text, good, wraps (softcover), Catalogue of an exhibition held from December 8, 1931, through January 31, 1932. Only 1,000 copies of this catalogue were printed., (Order No: 9468 ), $10.00

3. Bainbridge, Henry Charles, PETER CARL FABERGE: GOLDSMITH AND JEWELLER TO THE RUSSIAN IMPERIAL COURT, Spring Books, London, orig pub 1949, over 130 B&W and color ill., 167pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), "His Life and Work.", (Order No: 929 ), $5.00

4. Banister, Judith, ENGLISH SILVER, Paul Hamlyn, London, (1969), 71 plates in color, 157pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), Good pictorial overview., (Order No: 647 ), $4.50

5. Barnes, Frank T., HOOKS, RINGS & OTHER THINGS: AN ILLUSTRATED INDEX OF NEW ENGLAND IRON, 1660-1860, The Christopher Pub. House, Hanover, MA, (1988), B&W illustrations, 237pp, fine w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0815804407 Iron artifacts, which chronicle day-to-day living in early New England, have been brought together for the first time in this remarkable book by author/collector Frank Barnes., (Order No: 42498 ), $125.00

6. Bigelow, Francis; Buck, John H.; and Halsey, R. T. H. (BOOKPLATE OF George Dudley Seymour), AMERICAN SILVER: THE WORK OF SEVENTEENTH AND EIGHTEENTH CENTURY SILVERSMITHS - NOTED OWNERSHIP, AND EXTRA MATERIAL LAID IN, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, 1906, B&W & Sepia Toned Illust., 100pp, good, brown buckram cloth (hardcover), "...EXHIBITED AT THE MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS JUNE TO NOVEMBER, 1906." Original catalogue of this exhibition held in 1906 which radically changed collectors view of American silver. This copy has additional material laid in and notes of previous noted owners including George Dudley Seymour and Arthur M. Greenwood of Time Stone Farm - the noted collector., (Order No: 38623 ), $60.00

7. Bradford, E. D. S., CONTEMPORARY JEWELLERY AND SILVER DESIGN, Heywood & Company, Ltd., London, (1950), B&W and color illustrations, 134pp, good+ w/lightly chipped dustjacket (hardcover), Contents include: Silver Designers at Work in Britain Today; Design in Tea and Coffee Services; The Relationship Between Design and Manufacture; Gem- Set Jewellery Motifs; World of the Small-Worker; Styles in Costume Jewellery; New Methods and Techniques; and, Jewellery and the Wearer., (Order No: 58786 ), $25.00

8. Braun-Feldweg, Wilhelm, METALL - WERKFORMEN UND ARBEITSWEISEN, Otto Maier, Verlag Ravensburg, (1950), B&W illustrations, 279pp, good, gray cloth (hardcover), "Ein Fachbuch fur Viele Berufe Handwerk-licher und Industrieller Metallarbeit." Text in German - a nice look at some German craftwork with various metals., (Order No: 43384 ), $50.00

9. Buhler, Kathryn C., PAUL REVERE, GOLDSMITH 1735-1818, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1956, 65 halftone illustrations, very good, wraps (softcover), (Order No: 6205 ), $10.00

10. Buhler, Kathryn C., MOUNT VERNON SILVER, Mount Vernon Ladies' Assn., Mount Vernon, VA, 1957, B&W illustrations, 76pp, very good, wraps (softcover) fading on covers, (Order No: 58798 ), $5.00

11. Burgess, Fred W., SILVER: PEWTER: SHEFFIELD PLATE, Tudor Publishing Co., New York, 1947, 85 B&W illustrations, 304pp, good, green cloth (hardcover) (no dustjacket), (Order No: 658 ), $5.00

12. Caldicott, J. W. (John William) (edited by J. Starkie Gardner), THE VALUES OF OLD ENGLISH SILVER AND SHEFFIELD PLATE, FROM THE XVTH TO THE XIXTH CENTURIES, Bemrose & Sons Limited, London, 1906, B&W illustrations, 293pp, ads, good+, blue cloth, teg (hardcover), Hallmarks, values and auction records. Franklin 5075., (Order No: 58683 ), $30.00

13. Clarke, Hermann Frederick, JOHN HULL: A BUILDER OF THE BAY COLONY, Southworth-Anthoensen Press, Portland, ME, 1940 1st ed, 15 B&W plates, marks ill., 222pp, very good++, brown cloth, teg (hardcover), Limited to 500 copies. Part of the series of monographs concerning the work of the early colonial craftsmen. The span of John Hull's life was almost coincident with that of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, and he took part in almost every event of historical importance during the vital years from 1650 to his death in 1683. Hull was a goldsmith and silversmith during his lifetime., (Order No: 28507 ), $275.00

14. Compiled by the Editors of The Pyne Press, VICTORIAN SILVERPLATED HOLLOWARE, The Pyne Press, Princeton, NJ, (1972), B&W illustrations, 156pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover) small closed tear dj, ISBN 0878610197 Tea services, caster sets, ice water pitchers, card receivers, napkin rings, knife rests, toilet sets, goblets, cups, trays and waiters, epergnes, butter dishes, pickle casters, salts, tureens, communion services from the trade catalogues of: ROGERS BROTHERS MFG. CO., 1857; MERIDEN BRITANNIA CO., 1867; and, DERBY SILVER CO., 1883., (Order No: 12817 ), $25.00

15. Cripps, Wilfred Joseph, OLD ENGLISH PLATE: ECCLESIASTICAL, DECORATIVE, AND DOMESTIC: ITS MAKERS AND MARKS, Spring Books, London, (1967), B&W illustrations, 540pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), First published in 1878. Franklin 5091., (Order No: 670 ), $5.00

16. Cutten, George Barton and Cutten, Minnie Warren, THE SILVERSMITHS OF UTICA WITH ILLUSTRATIONS OF THEIR SILVER AND THEIR MARKS, published by the authors, Hamilton, NY, 1936, B&W illustrations, 67pp, good+, silver cloth spine (hardcover) wear to top corners, Limited to 257 copies, signed by the authors. Franklin 4936. Covers period of 1799 to 1850. Scarce. NOTE - paper covered boards with fading as usual., (Order No: 27144 ), $175.00

17. DeVoe, Shirley Spaulding, THE TINSMITHS OF CONNECTICUT, Wesleyan University Press, Middletown, CT, (1968) 1st ed, over 140 B&W ill., 200pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), inscribed by the author, (Order No: 547 ), $35.00

18. DeVoe, Shirley Spaulding, THE ART OF THE TINSMITH: ENGLISH AND AMERICAN, Schiffer Publishing, Ltd., Exton, PA, (1981), B&W illustrations, 222pp, good+ w/good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0196838595 "A tribute to the men and women who made and decorated utilitarian tinwares on both sides of the Atlantic Oceans.", (Order No: 3875 ), $20.00

19. Ebert, Katherine, COLLECTING AMERICAN PEWTER: 1700-1860, Weathervane Books, New York, (1973), B&W illustrations, 163pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 051717958X Introduction to making of pewter up to time when its making shifted from individual craftsmen to mass production., (Order No: 815 ), $7.00

20. Englefield, Elsie, A TREATISE ON PEWTER AND ITS MANUFACTURE, The Priory Press, London, 1951, B&W illustrations, 73pp, good, wraps (softcover) signed by author, underline on 3 pages, "Together with a brief account of the Firm of Englefields (London) Ltd. and the last of the Great General Pewter Manufacturing Firms of London.", (Order No: 58838 ), $15.00

21. Ensko, Stephen G. C., AMERICAN SILVERSMITHS AND THEIR MARKS II, pub by author, New York City, 1937, B&W illustrations, 82pp, good, blue cloth (hardcover), (Order No: 883 ), $10.00

22. Ensko, Stephen G. C. & Wenham, Edward, ENGLISH SILVER 1675-1825, Robert Ensko, Inc., New York, 1937, B&W illustrations, 109pp, good+ w/lightly chipped dustjacket (hardcover), Covers all types of pieces, ten pages of assay marks. Franklin 5109., (Order No: 949 ), $7.50

23. Fales, Martha Gandy, EARLY AMERICAN SILVER FOR THE CAUTIOUS COLLECTOR, Funk & Wagnalls, New York, (1970) 1st ed, 250 B&W ill., 329pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), Franklin 4948 - best on subject. In 1973 revised and enlarged and published as "Early American Silver.", (Order No: 5811 ), $25.00

24. Fallow, T. M. (begun by); McCall, H. B. (completed and edited by), YORKSHIRE CHURCH PLATES: VOLUME I AND VOLUME II (TWO VOLUME SET COMPLETE) - YORKSHIRE ARCHAEOLOGICAL SOCIETY, Yorkshire Archae. Society, Leeds, B&W illustrations, good+, black cloth (hardcovers) clean and tight set faded spines, Volume I: CONTAINING: THE CITY OF YORK, THE NORTH RIDING. THE EAST RIDING, 1912, 380pp; and Volume II: CONTAINING THE WEST RIDING, 1915, 291pp. Tipped onto the rear pastedown of Volume I is a presentation slip from the silver author, Wilfred Cripps, and laid is a note from his wife, Helen Cripps, presenting the second volume., (Order No: 58775 ), $100.00

25. Ferguson, R. S. (edited by), OLD CHURCH PLATE IN THE DIOCESE OF CARLISLE: WITH THE MAKERS AND MARKS ..., George Bell & Sons, London, 1882, B&W illustrations, 325pp, very good, brown cloth (hardcover), "...TO WHICH IS ADDED AN ACCOUNT OF THE MUNICIPAL INSIGNIA AND THE CORPORATION AND GUILD PLATE OF CARLISLE." A publication of the Cumberland & Westmoreland Antiquarian & Archaeological Society., (Order No: 58721 ), $125.00

26. Finlay, Ian, SCOTTISH GOLD AND SILVER WORK, Chatto & Windus, London, 1956, 96 B&W plates, 178pp, good+ w/lightly chipped dustjacket (hardcover), Early Celtic to 19th century. Franklin 5114., (Order No: 945 ), $20.00

27. Flynt, Henry N., and Fales, Martha Gandy, THE HERITAGE FOUNDATION COLLECTION OF SILVER, The Heritage Foundation, Old Deerfield, MA, 1968, over 100 B&W photos, 391pp, good+ w/chipped dustjacket (hardcover), "With Biographical Sketches of New England Silversmiths, 1625-1825." Over 800 reproductions of the marks used by early New England silversmiths, and over 1,400 biographical sketches., (Order No: 661 ), $32.50

28. Fredyma, John J., A DIRECTORY OF CONNECTICUT SILVERSMITHS AND WATCH AND CLOCK MAKERS, published by the authors, Hanover, NH, (1973), 60pp, very good, wraps (softcover), (Order No: 41984 ), $25.00

29. Fredyma, Paul J. and Fredyma, Marie-Louise, A DIRECTORY OF RHODE ISLAND SILVERSMITHS AND THEIR MARKS, published by the authors, Hanover, NH, (1972), 21pp, very good++, wraps (softcover), (Order No: 41979 ), $30.00

30. Fredyma, Paul J. and Fredyma, Marie-Louise, A DIRECTORY OF VERMONT SILVERSMITHS AND WATCH AND CLOCK MAKERS, published by the authors, Hanover, NH, (1974), 58pp, very good+, wraps (softcover), (Order No: 41980 ), $25.00

31. Fredyma, Paul J. and Fredyma, Marie-Louise, A DIRECTORY OF BOSTON SILVERSMITHS AND WATCH AND CLOCK MAKERS, published by the authors, Hanover, NH, (1975), 46pp, very good, wraps (softcover), (Order No: 41982 ), $40.00

32. Gibson, Raymond (foreword by Jonathan L. Fairbanks), TALES FROM THE PEWTER SHOP, Peter E. Randall Publisher, Portsmouth, NH, 1999, B&W illustrations, 228pp, fine, wraps (softcover) insigned by the author, ISBN 096455951X, (Order No: 62586 ), $14.50

33. Gould, Mary Earle (with a foreword by R. W. G. Vail), ANTIQUE TIN & TOLE WARE: ITS HISTORY AND ROMANCE, Charles E. Tuttle Co., Rutland, VT, (1958) 1st ed, 255 B&W illustrations, 136pp, very good w/very good dustjacket (hardcover) in good slipcase, The flavor and romance of early American life is revealed in the everyday utensils used to prepare the pioneer's food, make their clothing, etc. Franklin 5686., (Order No: 756 ), $12.50

34. Gourley, Hugh J. (introduction by), THE NEW ENGLAND SILVERSMITH, Rhode Island School Design, n.p., 1965, B&W illustrations, unpaginated, very good+, wraps (softcover), An Exhibition of New England Silver from the Mid-Seventeenth Century to the Present Selected from New England Collection, held at the Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design from October 23 to November 28, 1965., (Order No: 41788 ), $25.00

35. Graham, John Meredith, AMERICAN PEWTER, The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY, (1949), B&W illustrations, 36pp, good, wraps (softcover), This handbook is intended as a general introduction to the subject of American pewter, and is based on the collections in the Brooklyn Museum., (Order No: 43872 ), $5.00

36. Greenwood, M. A., THE ANCIENT PLATE OF THE DRAPERS' COMPANY WITH SOME ACCOUNT OF ITS ORIGIN HISTORY AND VICISSITUDES, Oxford University Press, London, 1930, B&W illustrations, 128pp, very good, blue cloth (hardcover) faded spine, A complete and fascinating history of this silver company dating to the 15th century., (Order No: 58409 ), $75.00

37. Hackenbroch, Yvonne, ENGLISH AND OTHER SILVER IN THE IRWIN UNTERMYER COLLECTION, Metropolitain Museum of Art, New York, (1963), over 200 B&W plates, 96pp of text, good w/lightly chipped dustjacket (hardcover), First published in 1963., (Order No: 665 ), $15.00

38. Hammerslough, Philip H. and Feigenbaum, Rita F., AMERICAN SILVER COLLECTED BY PHILIP H. HAMMERSLOUGH - VOLUME IV, Privately Printed, Hartford, CT, 1973, B&W illustrations, 143pp, very good+, gray spine w/gray paper covered boards (hardcover), Limited to 350 copies. The final volume of this exceptional collection., (Order No: 28508 ), $95.00

39. Hauck, Alice H. R. (introduction by), AMERICAN SILVER 1670-1830: THE CORNELIUS C. MOORE COLLECTION AT PROVIDENCE COLLEGE, Providence College, Providence, RI, 1980, 189 B&W plates, 151pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0917012186 One of a limited edition of 1,000. A wonderfully illustrated catalog of the collection., (Order No: 8816 ), $20.00

40. Hayden, Arthur, CHATS ON OLD SILVER, Ernest Benn Ltd., London, (1952) 2nd rev, B&W illustrations, 306pp, good w/chipped dustjacket (hardcover), Part of 'The Chats Series', Practical Handbooks for Collectors., (Order No: 498 ), $5.00

41. Hoever, Otto (historical introduction by), AN ENCYCLOPEDIA OF IRONWORK, E. Weyhe, New York, 1927 1st ed, B&W illustrations, 320pp, good, dark blue cloth (hardcover) light edgewear to cloth, "Examples of Hand Wrought Ironwork from the Middle Ages to the End of the 18th Century." Historical introduction of 29 pages is followed by 320 pages of plates of exceptional ironwork., (Order No: 43020 ), $125.00

42. Hornsby, Peter (foreword by Arthur Negus), THE ARTHUR NEGUS GUIDE TO BRITISH PEWTER, COPPER AND BRASS, Hamlyn, London, (1981) 1st ed, B&W and color illustrations, 176pp, very good w/very good dustjacket (hardcover) signed by author, ISBN 0600342174, (Order No: 58678 ), $15.00

43. Hughes, Eleanor, SILVER FOR COLLECTORS, Hamlyn Publishing Group, London, (1974), B&W and color illustrations, 159pp, very good, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0600380602, (Order No: 45247 ), $4.50

44. Jacobs, Celia, POCKET BOOK OF AMERICAN PEWTER: THE MAKERS AND THE MARKS, The Pond-Ekberg Co., Springfield, MA, 1960, B&W illustrations, 85pp, good++, red cloth (hardcover), 434 marks illustrated. Errata slip tipped in., (Order No: 1507 ), $12.00

45. Jones, E. Alfred, THE CHURCH PLATE OF THE DIOCESE OF BANGOR, Bemrose and Sons Limited, London, 1906, 34 B&W plates, 160pp, ads, very good, maroon cloth, teg (hardcover), A study of the silver found in the Welsh diocese of Bangor. Franklin 5257., (Order No: 58681 ), $75.00

46. Jones, E. Alfred, OLD ENGLISH GOLD PLATE, Bemrose & Sons Limited, London, 1907, 37 B&W plates, good, red cloth, teg (hardcover), Franklin 5151., (Order No: 58682 ), $65.00

47. Jones, E. Alfred, THE OLD ROYAL PLATE IN THE TOWN OF LONDON ..., Fox, Jones & Co., Oxford, UK, 1908, B&W illustrations, 79pp of text, good+, red cloth, teg (hardcover) signed by the author, "... INCLUDING THE OLD SILVER COMMUNION VESSELS OF THE CHAPEL OF ST. PETER AD VINCULA WITHIN THE TOWER." A detailed examination of the Silver Plate in the Jewel House at the Tower of London. One of 350 copies., (Order No: 58828 ), $125.00

48. Kauffman, Henry J., THE AMERICAN PEWTERER: HIS TECHNIQUES & HIS PRODUCTS, Thomas Nelson, Camden, NJ, (1971) 2nd ptg, B&W illustrations, 158pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0840743068 First published in 1970., (Order No: 1491 ), $7.50

49. Kauffman, Henry J., AMERICAN COPPER & BRASS, Thomas Nelson & Sons, Camden, NJ, (1968) 1st ed, B&W illustrations, 288pp, very good w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), Covers products of the coppersmith and the brass founder. Includes documented lists of coppersmiths and brass founders. Bibliography., (Order No: 1607 ), $7.00

50. Kauffman, Henry J., THE COLONIAL SILVERSMITH: HIS TECHNIQUES & HIS PRODUCTS, Thomas Nelson, Camden, NJ, (1969) 1st ed, B&W illustrations, 176pp, very good w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), (Order No: 3340 ), $5.00

51. Kauffman, Henry J., EARLY AMERICAN IRONWARE: CAST AND WROUGHT, Weathervane Books, New York, orig pub 1966, B&W illustrations, 166pp, good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0517229013 "The crafts of the blacksmith, whitesmith, tinsmith, farrier, cutler, locksmith, gunsmith and others.", (Order No: 5369 ), $8.50

52. Kerfoot, J. B., AMERICAN PEWTER, Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, MA, 1924 1st ed, 500 B&W illustrations, 236pp, good++, blue cloth spine (hardcover) nice clean and tight copy, Detailed history. Kerfoot's collection of pewter was regarded as the foremost collection assembled to the time., (Order No: 838 ), $35.00

53. Langdon, John Emerson, CANADIAN SILVERSMITHS & THEIR MARKS 1667-1867, The Stinehour Press, Lunenberg, VT, (1960), B&W illustrations, 190pp, good+, faded green cloth (hardcover) original tissue jacket, One of 500 numbered copies. Contents include: Quebec Silversmiths; Nova Scotia and New Brunswisk Silversmiths; Ontario Silversmiths; and extensive Appendices and illustrations., (Order No: 58677 ), $225.00

54. Lasansky, Jeannette, TO CUT, PIECE, & SOLDER: THE WORK OF THE RURAL PENNSYLVANIA TINSMITH, 1778-1908, Oral Traditions Project, Lewisburg, PA, (1982), B&W illustrations, 80pp, very good+, wraps (softcover), This publication is the sixth in a series of studies focusing on rural Pennsylvania craftspersons--basketmakers, blacksmiths, red earthenware and stoneware potters, tinsmiths, and weavers., (Order No: 31825 ), $45.00

55. Laughlin, Ledlie Irwin, PEWTER IN AMERICA: ITS MAKERS & THEIR MARKS - VOLUME III, Barre Publishers, Barre, MA, 1971, B&W illustrations, 276pp, very good w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 08271700902 Volume 3 only, published separately, after more work done by the author. This third volume contains a list of makers, an index of touchmark symbols, a thorough bibliography, and an extensive general index., (Order No: 1697 ), $17.50

56. Laughlin, Ledlie Irwin (warmly inscribed by the author with two handwritten letters from the author laid in), PEWTER IN AMERICA: ITS MAKERS AND THEIR MARKS, Houghton Mifflin Co., Boston, 1940 1st ed, 78 B&W plates, 2 vol, 381pp, fine (hardcovers) in good slipcase as published, An exceptionally clean set warmly inscribed with the author, and two letters written by and signed by the author laid in., (Order No: 4079 ), $250.00

57. Lindsay, J. Seymour (introduction by Ralph Edwards), IRON AND BRASS IMPLEMENTS OF THE ENGLISH HOUSE, Alec Tiranti, London, 1970, B&W illustrations, very good w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0854589996 Originally published in 1927. Includes cooking and other kitchen utensils, lighting, tobacco smoking and more. Franklin 5602 - Best on the Subject., (Order No: 761 ), $20.00

58. McFadden, David Revere (essays by) and Clark, Mark A. (entries by), TREASURES FOR THE TABLE: SILVER FROM THE CHRYSLER MUSEUM, Hudson Hills Press, New York, (1989) 1st ed, B&W and color illustrations, 117pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 1555950116 This volume presents seventy-nine masterworks of silver dating from 1572 to 1956 and originating in England, Ireland, France, Germany, Denmark, Russia, and America. Selected from the great collection of the Chrysler Museum in Norfolk, Virginia, the objects range from a George I tea caddy to an art deco cocktail shaker., (Order No: 29454 ), $20.00

59. Metropolitan Museum of Art -- Halsey, R. T. Haines (note on Early New York Silversmiths by), CATALOGUE OF AN EXHIBITION OF SILVER OF SILVER USED IN NEW YORK NEW JERSEY AND THE SOUTH, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1911, over 30 B&W illustrations, very good, rebound in wraps with original wraps covers laid on, Catalogue of the exhibition held from November 6 to December 31, 1911. 85pp of text, followed by three addenda to page 97. We have had the original fragile wraps replaced by new softcovers and spine with the original front and rear covers laid back on., (Order No: 30989 ), $125.00

60. Mohen, Jean-Pierre, L'AGE DU BRONZE DANS LA REGION DE PARIS, Edition des Musees Nationaux, Paris, 1977, B&W illustrations, 264pp, good+, gray cloth spine, pictorial boards (hardcover), ISBN 2711800660 Catalogue synthetique des collections conservees au Musee des Antiquites Nationales. Text in French., (Order No: 47900 ), $85.00

61. Moore, N. Hudson, OLD PEWTER, BRASS, COPPER & SHEFFIELD PLATE, Garden City Publishing Co., New York, (1933), 105 B&W photographs, 229pp, very good w/lightly chipped dustjacket (hardcover), First published in 1905. 'The History and charm of old pewter...', (Order No: 706 ), $5.00

62. Mowbray, Andrew (book design) and Coyle, Louise (page layout and mechanical art), PEWTER IN AMERICAN LIFE, Pewter Collectors Club of Am, Lexington, MA, (1984), B&W illustrations, 159pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), This volume brings together in one exhibit an unusual assortment of rare, and even unique, privately- owned objects., (Order No: 45418 ), $25.00

63. Myers, Louis Guerineau, SOME NOTES ON AMERICAN PEWTERERS, Country Life Press, New York, 1926, B&W illustrations, 96pp, good, wear top of spine, edgewear to boards, lacks ffep, Limited edition of 1000 copies. Profiles on over 30 pewterers. CONDITION NOTE - Repair to front hinge were front free endpaper was removed, and priced accordingly., (Order No: 2442 ), $35.00

64. Oman, Charles, ENGLISH DOMESTIC SILVER - THIRD EDITION, Adam & Charles Black, London, 1949 3rd ed, B&W illustrations, 232pp, very good, rust colored cloth (hardcover) (no dustjacket), First published in 1934., (Order No: 37352 ), $5.00

65. Parsons, Charles S., NEW HAMPSHIRE SILVER, Adams Brown Company, Warner, NH, (1983), B&W illustrations, 141pp, very good, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0917900014 Charles S. Parsons retired in 1964 to undertake the research of New Hampshire craftsmen on a full time basis. NEW HAMPSHIRE SILVER has evolved out of this legacy of over 30 years of research in New Hampshire artisans., (Order No: 36130 ), $150.00

66. Peal, Christoper A., BRITISH PEWTER AND BRITANNIA METAL FOR PLEASURE AND INVESTMENT, Peebles Press, New York/London, (1973), 102 B&W figures, marks, 200pp, very good w/good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0856900028 First published in 1971. Author was past president of The Pewter Society of Great Britain. This book sets the background of British pewter through the centuries, and presents the subject in great detail., (Order No: 1509 ), $5.00

67. Penzer, N. M. (introduction by Charles Oman), PAUL STORR: LAST OF THE GOLDSMITHS (1771-1844 SILVERSMITH AND GOLDSMITH), B. T. Batsford, Ltd, London, (1954) 1st ed, B&W illustrations, 292pp, good w/chipped dustjacket (hardcover) jacket lacks 1/2 front, First published in 1954. From Paul Storr's workshop, royal and noble patrons commissioned some of the richest and most extravagant creations that ever graced the mansions and palaces of Europe. CONDITION NOTE - Slight bow to the book block., (Order No: 646 ), $75.00

68. Phillips, John Marshall, AMERICAN SILVER, Chanticleer Press, New York, (1949), 70 B&W and color ill., 128pp, good+ (hardcover) no dustjacket inscribed by the author, Part of American Craft Series. Traces rise and development of silversmith and his craft in America. Discusses all styles., (Order No: 744 ), $7.50

69. Phillips, John Marshall, EARLY AMERICAN SILVER SELECTED FROM THE MABEL BRADY GARVAN COLLECTION YALE UNIVERSITY, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT, (1960), 27 B&W plates, unpaginated, very good, wraps (softcover), (Order No: 41935 ), $15.00

70. Pleasants, J. Hall and Sill, Howard, MARYLAND SILVERSMITHS 1715-1830, Lord Baltimore Press, Baltimore, MD, 1930, B&W illustrations, 324pp, good+, bright black cloth spine, paper covered boards, teg, "With Illustrations of Their Silver and Their Marks and with a Facsimile of the Design Book of William Faris." The first edition published in Baltimore in 1930 in a single edition of 300 copies., (Order No: 582 ), $375.00

71. Presented as a Joint Effort by E. Harold Hugo and Thompson R. Harlow, ABEL BUELL A JACK OF ALL TRADES, & GENIUS EXTRAORDINARY: HIS LIFE AND TRIALS, Timothy Press, Meriden, CT, 1955, fold-out plate, B&W ill., 7pp, very good++, wraps (softcover) 1/2 closed tear front cover, "...ILLUSTRATED BY SOME OF HIS WORKS A CHART AND A WRITING SHEET WITH AN ADVERTISEMENT MADE FROM THE ORIGINAL COPIES IN THE COLLECTION OF THE CONNECTICUT HISTORICAL SOCIETY." Printed as Keepsake Number 56 of THE COLUMBIAND CLUB at the Timothy Press, Meriden, Connecticut, and Presented as a Joint Effort by E. Harold Hugo and Thompson R. Harlow. "Printed in an Edition of 102 Copies of Which 35 are for The Columbiad Club. This is No. 45." UNCOMMON., (Order No: 54343 ), $175.00

72. Reama, Herman H., THE CLEANING AND ELECTRO-PLATING OF METALS, Oakley Chemical Co., New York, (1921), B&W illustrations, 116pp, very good, stiff brown boards (hardcover), First published in 1913 by the Oakley Chemical Co. for members of the American Electro-Platers Society and the Plating Trade. "A manual of information and instruction written for the benefit of the Electro-Platers and those interested in the art of Electro-Plating.", (Order No: 46818 ), $40.00

73. Rice, Norman S.; McKinney, Laurence (foreword by); Buhler, Kathryn C. (introduction by), ALBANY SILVER 1652-1825, Albany Institute of History, Albany, NY, 1964, B&W illustrations, 82pp, good, wraps (softcover), Catalog of an Exhibition of Albany Silver, 1652-1825 - March 15 - May 1, 1964; Cogswell Fund Series; Publication Number Three; Albany Institute of History of Art., (Order No: 54915 ), $14.50

74. Rowe, Robert, ADAM SILVER 1765-1795, Taplinger Publishing Co., New York, (1965), B&W illustrations, 94pp of text, good w/good dustjacket (hardcover) owner's name, (Order No: 62441 ), $11.50

75. Smith, Donald, METALWORK: AN INTRODUCTORY HISTORICAL SURVEY, B. T. Batsford Ltd., London, (1948), color frontis, B&W ill., 64pp, good, blue cloth (hardcover) no dustjacket - light fade to spine, (Order No: 62082 ), $7.50

76. Smith, Elmer L. (text by) and Horst, Mel (photography by), EARLY IRON WARE, Applied Arts Publishers, Lebanon, PA, 1971, B&W illustrations, 32pp, very good, wraps (softcover), This booklet seeks to present the early American smiths and ironmasters by showing some of the fruits of their labor., (Order No: 45719 ), $6.00

77. Snowman, A. Kenneth (foreword by Sacheverell Sitwell; appendix by F. J. B. Watson), EIGHTEENTH CENTURY GOLD BOXES OF EUROPE, Boston Book and Art Shop, Boston, (1966), 750 B&W and color ill., 192pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), Provides a carefully documented and profusely illustrated history of European gold boxes, principally of the eighteenth century, and discusses in detail the many beautiful materials used in conjunction withn fold, and the various techniques of their manufacture and decoration., (Order No: 26224 ), $50.00

78. Sonn, Albert H., EARLY AMERICAN WROUGHT IRON, Bonanza Books, New York, (1989), 640 B&W plates, 730pp total, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 051727793X The original three volumes reprinted in one volume. Over 3,000 illustrations. Originally published in 1928. Franklin 5803., (Order No: 769 ), $75.00

79. 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

80. Sotheby's, FINE ENGLISH, CONTINENTAL AND SOUTH AMERICAN SILVER - SALE 6005 FRIDAY, APRIL 27, 1990, Sotheby's, New York, 1990, B&W and color illustrations, very good++, wraps (softcover), 465 auctions lots of fine silver., (Order No: 56257 ), $10.00

81. Sotheby's, IMPORTANT ENGLISH AND CONTINENTAL SILVER - SALE 6161, FRIDAY, APRIL 19, 1991, Sotheby's, New York, 1991, B&W and color illustrations, very good+, wraps (softcover), 331 fine auction lots., (Order No: 56258 ), $10.00

82. Teahan, John, IRISH SILVER - RECENT ACQUISITIONS, National Museum of Ireland, Dublin, Ireland, 1981, sepia toned illustrations, 56pp, very good+, wraps (softcover), (Order No: 37391 ), $45.00

83. Teahan, John, IRISH SILVER: A GUIDE TO THE EXHIBITION, National Museum of Ireland, Dublin, Ireland, 1979, B&W illustrations, 77pp, very good+, wraps (softcover), (Order No: 37392 ), $35.00

84. Teahan, John, IRISH SILVER FROM THE SEVENTEENTH TO THE NINETEENTH CENTURY, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, (1982), B&W illustrations, 65pp, good++, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0865280185 Published on the occasion of an exhibition organized by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service and the National Museum of Ireland., (Order No: 37393 ), $15.00

85. The Currier Gallery of Art, PEWTER IN AMERICA 1650-1900: AN EXHIBITION (OCTOBER 6 - NOVEMBER 3, 1968), The Currier Gallery of Art, Manchester, NH, (1968), 212 B&W ill., 75pp, good+, wraps (softcover), An exhibition of the pewter of the Currier Gallery of Art supplemented by selected loans. Exhibition held October 6-November 3, 1968., (Order No: 19754 ), $15.00

86. Thomas, John Carl, CONNECTICUT PEWTER AND PEWTERERS, Connecticut Historical Soc., Hartford, CT, 1976, 194 B&W ill., 194pp, very good+, black cloth spine (hardcover) gray cloth boards, (Order No: 8373 ), $30.00

87. Thomas, John Carl (edited by) - ANTIQUES MAGAZINE LIBRARY, AMERICAN AND BRITISH PEWTER: AN HISTORICAL SURVEY, Main Street/Universe Books, New York, c1976, B&W illustrations, 160pp, fine, wraps (softcover), ISBN 087663949X Another outstanding collection of articles that originally appeared in THE MAGAZINE ANTIQUES. In three sections: British Pewter; American Pewter Before 1800; and, American Pewter After 1800., (Order No: 27121 ), $10.00

88. Ward, Barbara McLean & Ward, Gerald W. R. (editors), SILVER IN AMERICAN LIFE: SELECTIONS FROM THE MABEL BRADY GARVAN AND OTHER COLLECTIONS AT YALE UNIVERSITY, David R. Godine, Publisher, Boston, MA, (1979), 196 B&W and color ill., 193pp, very good w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0879232889 This book seeks an understanding of the special and close relationship between silver and American life, examining silver in all its multifaceted nature and in as broad a humanistic context as possible., (Order No: 690 ), $20.00

89. Warren, David B. (with a foreword by Miss Ima Hogg), BAYOU BEND: AMERICAN FURNITURE, PAINTINGS AND SILVER FROM THE BAYOU BEND COLLECTION, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX, (1975), 355 B&W photographs, 192pp, very good+, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0890900000 A catalogue of the collection formed by Miss Ima Hogg and her brother William C. Hogg. From the time they purchased their first American antique in 1920 it was their intention to collect for a Texas museum to make available to the citizens of the State the rich colonial heritage of the nation, a heritage not native geographically to that area. The author became curator of the collection in 1965, and spent nine years in preparing the collection in published form., (Order No: 9469 ), $10.00

90. Williams, Carl M., SILVERSMITHS OF NEW JERSEY 1700-1825; WITH SOME NOTICE OF CLOCKMAKERS WHO WERE ALSO SILVERSMITHS, George S. MacManus Co., Philadelphia, 1949, B&W illustrations, 164pp, good, blue cloth (hardcover), (Order No: 860 ), $45.00

91. Wissinger, Joanna (text by) and Groll, Raymond (consulting editor), ARTS AND CRAFTS, METALWORK AND SILVER, Chronicle Books, San Francisco, CA, (1994) 1st ptg, photographs by Mark Seelen, 64pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0811807908 The book follows the movement as it traveled westward toward the US, and ultimately California, where Northern California became a major center for the metalworking arts., (Order No: 33440 ), $12.00

92. Woodward, Roland H., BANCROFT WOODCOCK SILVERSMITH, Historical Society Delaware, 1976, B&W illustrations, 40pp, very good, wraps (softcover), Catalogue of the exhibition held March 9, 1976 through April 15, 1976,, (Order No: 63247 ), $60.00

93. Wyllie, Bertie, SHEFFIELD PLATE, George Newnes Limited, London, [1908], B&W illustrations, 117pp, good, blue cloth (hardcover), Franklin 5228., (Order No: 63350 ), $8.50

94. 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 ), $75.00

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