[JHRB News] Spring Book Sale: Furniture, Americana, Silver & Orientalia

Joslin Hall Rare Books, ABAA office at joslinhall.com
Wed Apr 25 07:47:00 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.

  & JEWELRY **

Bedford, John. "All Kinds of Small Boxes"  New York; Walker and Company:
1964. From the "Collector's Pieces" series. A clever overview which
includes enamels, silver, lacquer, papier-mache, Usk wares, Tunbridge
ware, and more. Hardcover. 5"x7.5", 68 pages, b/w illustrations, dj;
jacket lightly soiled. [05787]
WAS $20.00 | SALE $10.00

Bunt, Cyril G E. "Chaffers' Handbook to Hall Marks on Gold & Silver Plate"
 London; William Reeves: 1966. 9th edition. Hardcover. 5"x7.5", 158 pages,
b&w illustrations, worn dj, crease in first few pages, mark in ink on
half-title. [16021]
WAS $30.00 | SALE $15.00

[Diamonds] "Proceedings of the First International Congress on Diamonds in
Industry -1962"  London; The Industrial Diamond Information Bureau:1963. A
massive amount of technical and industry information. Hardcover. 9"x11",
407 pages, b/w illustrations; light wear. [00307]
WAS $125.00 | SALE $50.00

Ensko, Stephen G.C. & Edward Wenham. "English Silver 1675-1825. New York;
Robert Ensko Inc: 1937"  A fun little book with clear line illustrations;
a good guide to changing forms in silver. Hardcover. 6.5"x9.5", 109 pages,
tipped-in b&w frontispiece and numerous line illustrations, dj. Light
wear. [16054]
WAS $35.00 | SALE $20.00

Jones, E. Alfred. "Old English Gold Plate"  London; Bemrose and Sons,
Ltd.:1907. This elegant book provides a survey of the stylistic
development of English silver/goldwork from the early 17th century through
the early 19th, the examples here include covered cups, chalices, trays,
pattens, porringers, goblets and related articles. Hardcover. 10.5"x13",
35 pages of text plus 37 b/w plates. An ex-library copy, rebound in red
cloth, covers with some soil. Some stamps and a bookplate; a tight
reference copy. [03562]
WAS $100.00 | SALE $60.00

Jones, E. Alfred. "The Church Plate of the Diocese of Bangor"  London;
Bemrose and Sons: 1906. An exhaustive survey of antique Welsh plate from
this somewhat scattered diocese which includes Llandudwen, Clynnog,
Llandwrog, Llanberis, Mallwyd, and of course Bangor itself, with its
cathedral. This catalog includes several Elizabethan-era pieces, as well
as a good selection of 17th and 18th century pieces, all carefully
photographed. Jones provides a detailed commentary on the silver itself
and the stylistic trends in Welsh silver they illustrate; he also has a
few words to say about the then-prevelant practice of "converting" old
silver to more "useful" or "pretty" forms... Hardcover. 9"x12", 160 pages,
plus 34 b&w plates; covers with some soil and light spots; slightly
shaken; corner bump. [29713]
WAS $175.00 | SALE $100.00

Leighton, Margaretha Gebelein. "George Christian Gebelein, Boston
Silversmith, 1878-1945"  Boston: 1976. Gebelein was a noted Boston
silversmith who combined the artistry of handmade silver with the designs
of the American colonial era. This remains the standard reference to his
life and work. Hardcover. 6.5"x9.5", 118 pages, b/w plates. Light wear.
WAS $45.00 | SALE $30.00

Macquoid, Percy. "The Plate Collector's Guide. Arranged from Cripps' 'Old
English Plate' "  London; John Murray: 1908. A history of English silver,
based on Cripps' work, with further additions. A concise and coherent
guide to the development of various forms of plate. Hardcover. 6"x8", 200
pages, b/w and line illustrations; slight wear and a little soil, slightly
shaken. [16571]
WAS $35.00 | SALE $20.00

Mihalik, Sandor. "Old Hungarian Enamels"  Budapest; Corvina: 1961. A
survey of fine 14th and 15th century enamel work on gold and silver.
Hardcover. 6.5”x7”, 39 pages, plus 48 b/w and color plates, dj; ex-library
with plenty of stamps & marks. [07988]
WAS $15.00 | SALE $10.00

Oman, Charles. "Caroline Silver, 1625-1688"  London; Faber & Faber: 1970.
Charles Oman, one of the great 20th century experts on English silver, and
a specialist in 17th century work, has written a definitive scholarly
study of the history of silversmithing in England during this sixty year
period, illustrated with numerous fine examples of surviving pieces.
Hardcover. 6.5"x10", 73 pages plus a color frontispiece and 96 b&w plates,
lacks dj.
WAS $65.00 | SALE $30.00

(Oman, Charles.)  "The Golden Age of Dutch Silver"  London; HMSO / V&A:
1953.  From the V&A’s "Small Picture Book" series. Softcover.  5"x7", 4
pages of text plus 37 b/w plates. [6029]
WAS $20.00 | SALE $10.00

Rainwater, Dorothy T. & Donna H. Felger. "A Collector’s Guide to Spoons
Around the World"  Hanover; Everybody’s Press: 1976. The Bible for
souvenir spoon collectors, with more than 2,000 spoons illustrated and
described. Hardcover. 7”x10”, 406 pages, loaded with b/w illustrations,
dj; light wear. [07055]
WAS $40.00 | SALE $25.00

Rivet, P. & H. Arsandaux. "La Metallurgie en Amerique Precolombienne" 
Paris; Institut d'Tehnologie: 1946. Card covers. 7.5"x11", 254 pages,
several b&w illustrations, ex-institutional, in floppy card covers;
typical French post-war wood pulp paper -browned & brittle. [18948]
WAS $45.00 | SALE $20.00

Snowman, A. Kenneth.  "The Art of Carl Faberge"  Greenwich; New York
Graphic Society: 1964.  3rd edition, 2nd prtg. A beautiful and
comprehensive study, drawing on many public collections including those of
the Kremlin and the British Royal Collection at Sandringham, and more
interestingly, many fine private collections.  A stunning pictorial survey
with an informative, readable text.  This is the 3rd edition, with
additional color plates.  Hardcover.  7.5"x10", 186 pages, plus 86 color
and 407 b/w illustrations, dj.  Light wear, but a very nice copy;
bookplate.  [05323]
WAS $65.00 | SALE $40.00

Thuile, Jean.  "L'Orfevrerie en Languedoc du XIIme au XVIIIme Siecle: Tome
1, Generalite de Montpellier & Tome 2, Generalite de Toulouse" 
Montpellier; Causse & Castelnau: 1966 & 1968.  Each volume limited to 450
copies.  Hardcover. 2 volumes, 9"x11", 353 & 535 pages, color and b&w
illustrations.  Volume 1 evidently a Library of Congress duplicate.  These
two volumes were the first part of a five volume study, these two and the
last three volumes each a complete work in themselves. [18953]
WAS $850.00 | SALE $400.00


Boger, H. Batterson. "The Traditional Arts of Japan. A Complete
Illustrated Guide"  New York; Bonanza Books: 1960. H. Batterson Boger, a
lifelong dealer and collector, lived for a number of years near Osaka. The
text covers painting and prints, gardens, swords, sculpture, masks,
metalwork, arms & armor, architecture, the tea ceremony, textiles,
costume, lacquer, ceramics, enamels, fans, and much more!! Hardcover.
9"x11", 351 pages, many b/w and color illustrations, dj; jacket soiled,
some staining; light wear. [5420]
WAS $65.00 | SALE $40.00

Haack, Hermann. "Oriental Rugs, An Illustrated Guide"  Newton; Charles T.
Branford: 1960. A good introduction to the world of oriental rugs. “A
clearly written general book with sound illustrations” –O’Bannon 496. A
Faber & Faber title. Hardcover. 8"x10", 76 pages of text plus 8 color and
36 b/w plates; folding map; dj; bibliography; jacket somewhat worn.
WAS $30.00 | SALE $20.00

Hawley, Walter A. "Oriental Rugs, Antique and Modern"  New York; Tudor
Publishing Company: 1937. First published in 1913, Hawley remains one of
the most physically handsome and imposing of the early trade titles on
Oriental rugs. O'Bannon 519. Hardcover. 8"x11", 320 pages, 11 color and 66
b/w plates, 5 plates of line illustrations and 6 charts; light cover soil
and slight interior toning; just slightly shaken. [08353]
WAS $40.00 | SALE $30.00

Smith, Bradley. "Japan. A History in Art"  New York; Simon & Schuster:
1964. A breathtaking visual history of the arts of Japan from the Archaic
period to the 20th century. Smith's text works with broad strokes,
magnificently illustrated with beautiful color plates; an essential book
for all lovers of Japanese arts. Hardcover. 9"x13", 295 pages, packed with
color illustrations, dj; light soil and wear. [05422]
WAS $40.00 | SALE $25.00


Aslin, Elizabeth. "Nineteenth Century English Furniture"  New York; Thomas
Yoseloff: 1962. This is a sweeping, scholarly, well illustrated
examination of the development of Revival styles, Victorian, Arts &
Crafts, Art Nouveau, and other furniture in 19th century England. It also
contains a short guide to some of the cabinetmaking firms and a short but
helpful bibliography which includes a list of some period exhibition
catalogs. Hardcover. 7"x10", 93 pages of text plus 4 color and 135 b/w
illustrations, dj; near fine. [05666]
WAS $65.00 | SALE $40.00

Emmerling, Mary Ellisor. "Collecting American Country. How to Select,
Maintain and Display Country Pieces"  New York; Clarkson Potter: 1983.
Hardcover. 10"x10", 276 pages, packed with color and b/w illustrations,
dj; light "wave" light soil. [3324]
WAS $20.00 | SALE $15.00

Giedion, S. "Space, Time and Architecture. The Growth of a New Tradition" 
Cambridge; Harvard University Press: 1980. 5th edition, 9th ptg. A classic
work, a wide-ranging set of essays on aspects of architecture, from
Leonardo DaVinci and the dawn of regional planning to Van der Rohe and
Wright. Hardcover. 7"x10", 897 pages, b/w illustrations, dj; jacket with
some wear. [04469]
WAS $25.00 | SALE $15.00

Greiff, Constance M. "Lost America. From the Atlantic to the Mississippi" 
Princeton; The Pyne Press: 1974. A vivid and poignant collection of
photographs of American architecture that has been lost. Softcover.
9"x11", 244 pages, hundreds of b/w illustrations; moderate wear. [03559]
WAS $20.00 | SALE $10.00

[Gropius] "Walter Gropius -Buildings, Plans, Projects 1906-1969" 
Washington; International Exhibitions Foundation: 1972 (& 1971). The
traveling version of the 1971 Berlin/Zurich exhibition. Features
photographs, drawings and models. ALSO- with the German, 1971 edition of
the catalog. Softcover. 2 catalogs. 8.5"x8", 80 pages, b/w illustrations;
covers lightly soiled [and] 75 pages, b/w illustrations, covers lightly
soiled. [05287]
WAS $35.00 | SALE $20.00

Hackenbroch, Yvonne. "English Furniture with some furniture of other
countries in the Irwin Untermyer Collection"  Cambridge; Harvard
University Press: 1958. "The Irwin Untermyer Collection...includes superb
examples of English furniture of almost every style and every period from
the late Middle Ages to the end of the 18th century." An important and
massive catalog, devoted in large part to superlative 18th century
examples, although 16th and 17th century pieces are also well represented.
The catalog is arranged by form, and includes a critical commentary on
each piece by Yvonne Hackenbroch, who also considers the evolution of
styles and individual cabinetmakers. Hardcover. 9.5"x12", lxv + 96 pages
plus 20 color and 338 b/w plates, dj; jacket worn with several large chips
and rips. [30467]
WAS $500.00 | SALE $300.00

Lockwood, Luke Vincent. "Amerikanische Mobel der Kolonialzeit"  Stuttgart;
Verlag von Junius Hoffman: nd (ca 1903). A wonderful, offbeat item for the
American furniture completist -the first German edition of Luke Vincent
Lockwood’s classic “Colonial Furniture in America”. Hardcover. 9"x12", 192
pages, b/w illustrations, covers with some edge wear and soil, spine head
and base worn, some interior soil. [05721]
WAS $85.00 | SALE $40.00

Manga, Janos. "Herdsmen's Art in Hungary"  Budapest; Corvina Press: 1976.
2nd edition. Many illustrations of antique and traditional carved
woodenware, staffs, horns, hornwork, textiles, and other popular arts of
the Hungarian herdsmen. Hardcover. 5.5"x7.5", 86 pages with 23 line
illustrations, plus 16 color and 42 b/w plates. Pictorial covers; a very
nice copy. [07258]
WAS $25.00 | SALE $10.00

Marx, Enid & Margaret Lambert. "English Popular and Traditional Art" 
London; Collins: 1946. From the "Britain in Pictures" series. Covers
"folk" and "popular" arts as tinseled engravings, carved butter pats,
patchwork quilts, sailor's pin cushions, glass rolling pins, carnival
trinkets such as silvered glass vases, and much more. Hardcover. 6.5"x9",
48 pages, color and b/w illustrations, dj; jacket a bit worn, some slight
page toning. [05634]
WAS $25.00 | SALE $15.00

Maust, Don. "Early American Clocks"  Uniontown; E.G. Warman Publishing
Co.: 1971. "A collection of essays on early American clocks and their
makers...". Softcover. 8.5"x11", 79 pages, b/w illustrations; some soil,
former owner's stamp. [4801]
WAS $20.00 | SALE $10.00

Nicholson, Arnold. "American Houses in History"  New York; Viking Press:
1965. More than 50 classic American houses, from New England to
California, are surveyed in this well illustrated book. Hardcover. 9"x11",
260 pages, b/w and some color illustrations, dj; light soil and wear;
jacket with coffee ring. [04638]
WAS $20.00 | SALE $10.00

Siporin, Steve. "American Folk Masters. The National Heritage Fellows" 
New York; Abrams / Museum of International Folk Art: 1992. The lives and
works of nearly 150 National Heritage Fellows, practitioners of
traditional folk arts. These arts are wide-ranging and include pottery,
tap dancing, quilts, lace, blues singing, Lakota quillwork, etc.
Hardcover. 9.5"x11.5", 256 pages, 50 color and 110 b/w illustrations, dj;
a fine copy. [01546]
WAS $45.00 | SALE $25.00

Swedberg, Robert W. & Harriett. "Victorian Furniture Styles and Prices" 
Des Moines; Wallace Homestead: 1976. Softcover. 7"x10", 139 pages, b/w
illustrations, covers rubbed. [05719]
WAS $15.00 | SALE $10.00

Waldbaum, Jane C. "Metalwork from Sardis: the Finds through 1974" 
Cambridge; Harvard University Press: 1983. This Asia-Minor city produced
weapons for the ancient Romans, and Herotodus told of her fabulous wealth
and the rich objects of gold, silver and bronze which her craftsmen
produced. This complete survey of the metal objects found on the site,
dating from the Early Bronze Age to the Ottoman period, also discusses
metalworking as described in period records. Hardcover. 9"x11", 216 pages
plus 67 b/w plates; a near fine copy. [07259]
WAS $35.00 | SALE $20.00

Yarwood, Doreen. "Robert Adam"  New York; Charles Scribner’s Sons: 1970. A
standard and very readable biography of the great English Neoclassic
architect. Includes an appendix of Adams’ surviving works. Hardcover.
6.5”x10”, 221 pages, b/w and line illustrations, dj; light wear. [09418]
WAS $20.00 | SALE $10.00

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