[JHRB News] Spring Book Sale: Books on Ceramics & Glass

Joslin Hall Rare Books, ABAA office at joslinhall.com
Tue Apr 17 21:29:25 EDT 2007


It’s Spring, and time to clean our shelves of some books that have been
here a little too long, or that we have too many copies of. THE RULES: All
prices are net. Sale Prices are only good until May 1st, 2007.


-Barber, Edwin Atlee. "Artificial Soft Paste Porcelain. France, Italy,
Spain and England"  New York; Doubleday, Page & Company: 1907. A study of
the soft-paste wares of a number of European factories. Hardcover. 6"x9",
40 pages plus 42 b/w illustrations; marks; covers a bit worn and soiled;
on the title page there is the blindstamp of a collector, and also of the
American Art Association – Anderson Galleries; the AAA’s blindstamp is
repeated on the endpaper, opposite the ink stamp of the Kende Galleries.
WAS $40.00 | SALE $25.00

-Bedford, John. "Bristol and Other Coloured Glass"  London; Cassell &
Company: 1968. 3rd ptg. From the “Collector’s Pieces” series. Hardcover.
5”x7.5”, 64 pages, many b/w and several color illustrations, dj; light
jacket soil. [06019]
WAS $20.00 | SALE $10.00

-Belknap, E.M. "Milk Glass"  New York; Crown Publishers: 1972. 6th
printing. This well illustrated book remains one of the most authoritative
references. Hardcover. 7"x10", 327+ pages, 4 color and 298 b/w plates; dj;
a bright, crisp copy with an address stamp on bottom edge and front
pastedown. [03016]
WAS $45.00 | SALE $25.00

-Berges, Ruth. "From Gold to Porcelain. The Art of Porcelain and Faience" 
New York; Thomas Yoseloff: 1965. 2nd ptg. Shows how porcelain and faience
came from the East to Europe and were developed there during the 17th-19th
centuries. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 239 pages, many b/w and several color
illustrations; lightly worn and somewhat soiled jacket. [05629]
WAS $25.00 | SALE $10.00

-Blair, Dorothy. "A History of Glass in Japan"  Kodansha International and
the Corning Museum of Glass: 1973. A wide-ranging, meticulously researched
study of the craft of the Japanese glassmaker from ancient to modern
times. Hardcover. 9"x11.5", 479 pages, 37 color and 203 b/w illustrations.
WAS $150.00 | SALE $100.00

-Blumenstein, Lynn. "Redigging the West for old time bottles"  Salem,
Oregon; Old Time Bottle Publishing Company: 1965. Revised edition.
Photographs of over 700 old bottles dug up from ghost towns, with
background material. Softcover. 6"x9", 199 pages, b/w illustrations;
covers worn, top corner of cover and title page torn away, overall wear
and soil. [03551]
WAS $15.00 | SALE $10.00

-Borowsky, Irvin J. (ed.). "Artists Confronting the Inconceivable. Award
Winning Glass Sculpture"  Philadelphia; American Interfaith Institute:
1992. One of an edition of 400 numbered copies. An elegant book, filled
with color plates, illustrating the work of glass artists from 28
countries who were asked to create work that expressed remembrance of
Kristallnacht and the Holocaust. The pieces of glass they created range
from the highly representational to the brutally direct, and often combine
beauty and horror in surprising and moving ways. Hardcover. 9"x12", 133
pages, color illustrations, dj; a nice copy. [07780]
WAS $75.00 | SALE $50.00

-Burgess, Arene Wiemers. "Souvenir Plates. A Collector’s Guide"  Privately
published: 1978. A survey of English and American china with American
views, compiled by going through the advertisements in 27 years worth of
Spinning Wheel, Hobbies and Antiques Journal. Arranged by company, with
brief histories and lists of views they produced. Softcover. 6”x9”, 138
pages, b/w illustrations; light wear, covers a bit rubbed. [08187]
WAS $25.00 | SALE $15.00

-Buschor, Ernst. "Greek Vase-Painting"  New York; E.P. Dutton: [1922] A
pioneering work on ancient Greek vase painting. Hardcover. 7”x10”, xii +
180 pages plus 96 b/w plates; light cover soil, contents with some
spotting; binding dry and prone to light cracking at a few joints. 
WAS $40.00 | SALE $20.00

-Clarke, Harold G. "Under-Glaze Colour Picture Prints on Staffordshire
Pottery: The Pictorial Pot Lid Book. An Account of their Origin, and a
Descriptive Catalogue, compiled from the author's and the Lambert and
Jenkins and Ball Collections"  Leamington Spa; Courier Press: 1970. 2nd
prtg. First published in 1955. Hardcover. 8"x10", 307 pages, hundreds of
b/w illustrations, dj. Light soil, jacket chipped. [06256]
WAS $100.00 | SALE $50.00

-"Continental Table Porcelain of the Eighteenth Century"  San Francisco;
M.H. De Young Memorial Museum: 1965. A loan exhibition. Softcover. 6”x9”,
about 200 pages, many b/w illustrations; light wear. [08332]
WAS $40.00 | SALE $25.00

-Cooke, Frederick. "Glass. Twentieth-Century Design"  New York; E.P.
Dutton: 1986. Art Nouveau to the 1960s. Softcover. 7.5”x8.5”, 112 pages,
color and b/w illustrations; near fine. [06257]
WAS $20.00 | SALE $10.00

-Davis, Frank. "Continental Glass from Roman to Modern Times"  London;
Arthur Barker Ltd.: 1972. European glass from ancient Rome to modern
Venice. Hardcover. 6.5"x10", 125 pages, 157 b/w illustrations, dj.
Somewhat soiled jacket. [00756]
WAS $25.00 | SALE $10.00

-Earle, Alice Morse. "China Collecting in America"  New York; Charles
Scribner’s Sons: 1892. A pioneering work on the collecting of pottery in
America, dealing mostly with English transferware with American views.
Earle also discusses the early manufacture of ceramics in America.
Hardcover. 6.5”x8.5”, xi + 429 pages, monochrome illustrations, decorated
covers; covers with some wear and soil, general light wear. [09068]
WAS $40.00 | SALE $30.00

-Elville, E.M. "English & Irish Cut Glass 1750-1950"  London; Country Life
Ltd.: 1953. Nicely illustrated. Hardcover. 6.5"x10", 95 pages plus 62 b&w
plates, dj. [20628]
WAS $40.00 | SALE $20.00

-Favre, Aline & Florent Zeller. "Aline Favre - Florent Zeller"  Ceramics
Today -Number 1: April 1983. Two Swiss ceramic artists. Softcover. 8"x8",
71 pages, color and b/w illustrations, dj; a nice copy. [08720]
WAS $20.00 | SALE $10.00

-Foster, Karen P. "Aegean Faience of the Bronze Age"  New Haven; Yale
University Press: 1979. 200 examples from Crete, Greece and several Aegean
islands, including vessels, human and animal figurines, inlays, plaques,
beads, ornaments and seals. Hardcover. 7"x10", 205 pages, b/w
illustrations, lightly soiled dj; light wear. [08757]
WAS $35.00 | SALE $20.00

-Gifford, David Edwin. "The Collector’s Encyclopedia of Niloak"  Paducah;
Collector Books: 1993. Hardcover. 8.5”x11”,252 pages, filled with color
and b/w illustrations; near fine. [07071]
WAS $25.00 | SALE $15.00

-Goodell, Donald. "The American Bottle Collector's Price Guide to
Historical Flasks, Pontils, Bitters, Mineral Waters, Inks & Sodas" 
Rutland; Charles Tuttle: 1973. Interesting from an historical standpoint.
It's a good listing of types of bottles, if nothing else. Hardcover.
5.25"x7.5", 144 pages, 36 b/w illustrations, dj; a nice copy in a very
good jacket. [02311]
WAS $25.00 | SALE $15.00

-Hall, Julie. "Tradition and Change. The New American Craftsman"  New
York; E.P. Dutton: 1977. A well illustrated examination of American
potters, weavers, glass blowers, and cabinetmakers of the 1960s and 70s.
Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 192 pages, color and b/w illustrations, dj; water
wave along the bottom; light stain. [08752]
WAS $25.00 | SALE $15.00

-Hartley, Julia Magee. "Old American Glass: The Mills Collection at Texas
Christian University"  Forth Worth; Texas Christian University Press:
1975. The shelf catalog, with thumbnail notes, of a private collection of
2000+ pieces of 19th century pattern glass (and some other Victorian
glass) assembled in Lubbock by Flora Rupe Mills. Hardcover. 9”x9”, 279
pages, 16 color and 22 b/w plates, dj. Light wear, a little soil. [08955]
WAS $35.00 | SALE $25.00

-Hartung, Marion. "Opalescent Pattern Glass"  Des Moines; Wallace-
Homestead: 1971. Aguide to patterns, with many illustrated in line
drawings. Hardcover. 7.5"x10.5", 112 pages, 7 color plates and numerous
line drawings, rubbed dj. [05891]
WAS $25.00 | SALE $10.00

-Heacock, William. "Encyclopedia of Victorian Colored Pattern Glass. Book
I – Toothpick Holders"  Jonesville; Antique Publications: 1976. 2nd ed.
Part of a very popular series of books featuring many good color
photographs, reproductions of period advertisements, and lots of
information. Softcover. 8.5”x11”, 67 pages, color and b/w illustrations;
light cover rubbing, rear cover very slightly damp wrinkled at the top.
WAS $40.00 | SALE $20.00

-Heacock, William. "Encyclopedia of Victorian Colored Pattern Glass. Book
III – Syrups, Sugar Shakers & Cruets"  Jonesville; Antique Publications:
1976. Softcover. 8.5”x11”, 96 pages, color and b/w illustrations; light
cover rubbing. [05889]
WAS $50.00 | SALE $20.00

-Herman, Lloyd E. "American Porcelain: New Expressions in an Ancient Art" 
Forest Grove; Timber Press: 1981. An important traveling exhibition of the
work of 108 artist potters, with illustrations of their work, biographical
information and artists' statements. An entertaining and illuminating
survey. Softcover. 8.5"x11", 135 pages, color and b/w illustrations;
covers rubbed, a little wear. [08751]
WAS $35.00 | SALE $20.00

-Hull, M.R. "The Roman Potters' Kilns of Colchester"  Oxford; printed at
the University Press for The Society of Antiquaries: 1963. A scholarly
study of excavated kiln sites and their contents. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 195
pages, 107 b&w figures with hundreds of illustrations, plus 22 b&w plates.
WAS $85.00 | SALE $35.00

-King, William. "English Porcelain Figures of the Eighteenth Century..." 
London; The Medici Society: 1925. Features Bow, Chelsea, Derby,
Derby-Chelsea, Derby, Longton Hall, Worcester, Plymouth, and Bristol
figures. Hardcover. 7.5"x10", 15 pages of text, plus 8 color and 72 b/w
plates;  soil and wear, first several pages (including the title page and
frontispiece) detached but present, title page creased, binding shaken and
cracked; slight water wave on the last pages. [03484]
WAS $20.00 | SALE $15.00

-Knowles, W. Pitcairn. "Dutch Pottery and Porcelain"  London; B.T.
Batford: 1913. A nice early collector's study of popular Dutch wares.
Hardcover. 6"x9", 122 pages, plus 54 b/w and colored plates; covers with
light wear, but a tight, clean copy. [04977]
WAS $65.00 | SALE $45.00

-As above, a copy lacking the colored frontispiece illustration. SALE $10.00

-Lane, Arthur. "English Porcelain Figures of the 18th Century"  New York;
Thomas Yoseloff: 1961. Lane was the Keeper of Ceramics at the V&A, and
discusses techniques, bodies, modeling, firing and other technical
details, as well as the important factories. Hardcover. 6.5"x10", 148
pages, plus 4 color and 96 b/w plates, dj; jacket somewhat worn. [07063]
WAS $40.00 | SALE $20.00

-Lee, Ruth Webb. "Nineteenth-Century Art Glass"  New York; M. Barrows &
Company: 1966. 8th printing. Amberina, peachblow, Burmese, satin,
spangled, Lutz, Aurene, Quezal, Durand, iridescent, etc. Hardcover.
5.5"x8.25", 128 pages, 1 color and 42 b/w plates, dj; a little wear,
jacket chipped. [05134]
WAS $25.00 | SALE $15.00

-Lewis, Griselda. "A Collector's History of English Pottery"  New York;
The Viking Press: 1969. A standard, well illustrated  history to English
18th and 19th century pottery. Covers all the major wares and makers.
Hardcover. 7.5"x10", 221+ pages, packed with color and b/w illustrations,
dj. Light wear, abrasion along lower edge. [05845]
WAS $30.00 | SALE $20.00

-Lewis, John & Griselda. "Pratt Ware. English and Scottish relief
decorated and underglaze coloured earthenware 1780-1840"  Woodbridge,
Antique Collector's Club: 1984. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 304 pages, color and
b/w illustrations, dj. [06278]
WAS $75.00 | SALE $50.00

-Little, W.L. "Staffordshire Blue. Underglaze blue transfer-printed
earthenware"  New York; Crown Publishers: 1969. This is not a study of
scenes, but rather a history of how it was done; the development of
transfer printing and the companies which produced it. Hardcover.
7.5"x10", 160 pages, plus 119 b/w illustrations, dj; a nice copy in a
lightly worn jacket. [08207]
WAS $40.00 | SALE $25.00

-Mackay, James. "Glass Paperweights"  New York; The Viking Press: 1973.
Venetian, Bohemian, French, Baccarat, St. Louis, Clichy, English,
Scottish, American, European and Asian weights, as well as sulphides.
Hardcover. 7.5”x10”, 112 pages, color and b/w illustrations, dj; light
wear. [09059]
WAS $25.00 | SALE $20.00

"Masterpieces of Handicraft" series. These charming books were written by
Egan Mew and published in 1909, and feature very nice b/w and color
plates, taken from examples at leading museums. Hardcover. 6.5"x8.5", 90
or so pages, 8 color and 8 b/w plates; light wear, a little soil, etc.
These volumes were $25.00 each | SALE $10.00 each

-Chelsea and Chelsea-Derby China.  [03408]
-Dresden China. [03410]
-Old Bow China.  [07062]
-Old Chinese Porcelain.  [03411]
-Japanese Porcelain.  [04691]

-McKenna, George L, et al. "The Frank P. and Harriet C. Burnap Collection
of English Pottery in the William Rockhill Nelson Gallery of Art"  Kansas
City; Nelson-Atkins Gallery of Art: 1953. A strong and varied collection,
providing a survey of the development and varying styles of the English
potter's art in the 18th and early 19th centuries. Softcover. 8.5"x11",
128 pages, numerous b/w and several color illustrations, card covers, dj.
Jacket soiled and with tape repairs; several very small glue-adhesion
tears along inner gutter of the frontispiece. [04579]
WAS $40.00 | SALE $25.00

-Metz, Alice Hulett. "Much More Early American Pattern Glass"  Chicago;
Alice H. Metz: 1965. Standard, well illustrated guide to pattern glass.
Each pattern is illustrated in a clear b/w photo. Spiral bound. 8"x9", 232
pages, b/w illustrations, some soil; light stain; a working copy. [03405]
WAS $40.00 | SALE $20.00

-Middlemas, Keith. "Antique Colored Glass"  New York; Exeter Books: 1979. 
Medieval times through the Renaissance, 18th and 19th centuries, and into
the Art Nouveau period. Hardcover. 8.5"x12", 120 pages, many color
illustrations, dj; light soil. [02575]
WAS $30.00 | SALE $20.00

-Polak, Ada. "Glass -its tradition and its makers"  New York; G.P.
Putnam's Sons: 1975. The history of glass from the technical/social
viewpoint -from ancient times through the 19th century. Hardcover. 7"x10",
224 pages, many b&w illustrations, dj; a fine copy in a fine dj. [30111]
WAS $40.00 | SALE $20.00

-Purviance, Louise & Evan and Norris F. Schneider. "Zanesville Art Pottery
in Color"  Leon; Mid-America Book Company: 1968.  Mostly Weller and
Roseville, with some info on Owens, the American Encaustic Tile Company
and the Mosaic Tile Company. Softcover. 6"x9", 23 color plates with facing
descriptions; spiral bound. Moderate wear, a little soil. [06275]
WAS $20.00 | SALE $10.00

-Ray, Anthony. "English Delftware Pottery in the Robert Hall Warren
Collection, Ashmoleum Museum, Oxford"  Boston Book and Art Shop: 1968. The
Warren Collection includes many outstanding examples. The catalog is
arranged by manufacturing centers and decorating style. Shards were used
to further identify some specimens. Hardcover. 7.5"x10", 248 pages, 8
color and 96 b/w plates, dj. Light wear, jacket with light soil and wear,
but a nice copy. [06111]
WAS $125.00 | SALE $75.00

-Revi, Albert C. "American Pressed Glass and Figure Bottles"  New York;
Thomas Nelson & Sons: 1967. 2nd ptg. The Dean of American glass-book
authors examines the 19th century American pressed glass industry, its
factories, patterns, wares, etc. A very detailed and valuable reference
work. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 446 pages, 100s of b/w and line illustrations,
dj; light soil on endpapers, but a very nice copy. [05877]
WAS $80.00 | SALE $50.00

-Revi, Albert Christian. "Nineteenth Century Glass. Its Genesis and
Development"  New York; Galahad Books: 1967. Revised edition. This is
easily one of the most popular books on the stupendous variety of art
glasses produced by Regency and Victorian glassmakers in England, Europe
and America. Albert Christian Revi was a tireless researcher and
fastidiously thorough. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 301 pages, packed with b/w
illustrations, dj. A lightly worn copy in a somewhat worn jacket. [07079]
WAS $40.00 | SALE $25.00

-Revi, Albert Christian. "American Art Nouveau Glass"  New York; Thomas
Nelson: 1968. This study remains one of the definitive studies of American
glass of the Art Nouveau era. Albert Christian Revi was one of the deans
of American glass in the middle of the 20th century, and wrote classic
works on cut glass, art nouveau glass, 19th century glass, and pressed
glass. His books are still widely respected and used today. It includes
many reproductions of old catalog and pattern book pages. Hardcover.
8"x11", 476 pages, color and b/w illustrations, dj; jacket with some soil.
WAS $125.00 | SALE $75.00

-Revi, Albert Christian (ed.). "Spinning Wheel’s Collectible Glass"  New
York; Castle Books: 1974. A selection of articles that have appeared in
Spinning Wheel magazine on a wide variety of antique glasswares.
Hardcover. 6”x9”, 158 pages, b/w illustrations, dj; light wear and soil,
some light fore-edge stains. [05886]
WAS $20.00 | SALE $15.00

-Rosenfeld, David. "Porcelain Figures of the Eighteenth Century in Europe"
 New York; Studio Publications: 1949. A well illustrated survey of German
and Austrian wares, with some Swiss, Italian, French and English examples.
Hardcover. 6.5"x9.5", 131 pages, profusely illustrated in b/w; several
color plates, dj. Light wear, a few small cover stains, jacket tattered.
WAS $20.00 | SALE $10.00

-Savage, George & Harold Newman. "An Illustrated Dictionary of Ceramics" 
New York; Van Nostrand Reinhold: 1976. "3,054 terms relating to wares,
materials, processes, styles, patterns, and shapes, from antiquity to the
present day, with an introductory list of the principal European factories
and their marks". Hardcover. 7"x10", 320 pages, 24 color and 604 b/w
illustrations, dj; light soil; jacket with taped-repaired tear and some
scuffing. [08202]
WAS $25.00 | SALE $20.00

-Schwartz, Marvin D. "Collector's Guide to Antique American Glass"  Garden
City; Doubleday & Company: 1969. A great one-stop reference and
introduction to collecting American antique glass. Hardcover. 5.5"x8.5",
150 pages, many b/w illustrations, dj; bookstore stamp else nice.  [02729]
WAS $20.00 | SALE $10.00

-Shedd, Solon. "The Clays of the State of Washington. Their Geology,
Mineralogy, and Technology"  Pullman; State College of Washington: 1910.
Many photographs of mines, mining operations and machinery. Hardcover.
6"x9.5", 341 pages, 42 b/w plates; maps; an ex-library copy, fairly clean;
hinges weak. [08723]
WAS $25.00 | SALE $15.00

-Shuman III, John A. "Art Glass Sampler. A Pictorial Guide to 57
Diversified Types of Art Glass from around the World"  Des Moines; Wallace
Homestead Book Co.: 1978. The author provides an overview of a wide
variety of art glass, including Amberina, Bohemian, Bristol, Burmese,
Cameo, Carnival, Clevenger, Coin Glass, Coralene
and so on. Softcover.
8.5”x11”, 142 pages, color and b/w illustrations, light wear. [06293]
WAS $35.00 | SALE $20.00

-Whiter, Leonard. "Spode. A History of the Family, Factory and Wares from
1733 to 1833"  New York; Praeger Publishers: 1970. Whiter used factory
records and pattern books, as well as the paper of Henry Daniel, a Spode
enameller from 1805 to 1822, to craft one of the most comprehensive
studies of Spode ever written. The illustrations include 350 drawings of
Spode shapes from the 1820-21 pattern book; as well as 9 color and 302 b/w
photographs. Hardcover. 8.5"x11.5", 246 pages, 9 color plates, 302 b/w
illustrations; marks; dj; light wear. [05393]
WAS $150.00 | SALE $75.00

-Williams, Sidney. "Antique Blue & White Spode"  London; B.T. Batsford
Ltd.: 1943. The first edition of this well illustrated book which remains
one of the favorites among collectors for its high spirits and elegant
illustrations. Hardcover. 8"x10", 242 pages, 122 b/w and blue/white
illustrations; dj. Light wear; jacket with soil and some chips, tears
along the spine. [06276]
WAS $65.00 | SALE $45.00

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