[JHRB News] NEW ARRIVALS -new on our shelves this week!

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Avery, C. Louise.  EARLY AMERICAN SILVER.  New York; Russell & Russell:
1968.  First published in 1930, this was a pioneering study. This 1968
reissue includes a new Preface by Mrs. Avery. "Sections on regional
characteristics and the silversmiths' methods of work are fundamental.
Equally useful are hundreds of tiny drawings arranged chronologically in
the chapter 'The Evolution of the Principal Forms in Early American
Silver'. This is still a basic book" (Montgomery).  Hardcover. 5"x8.5",
378 pages, plus 64 b&w plates.  [35567]  $25.00


Barradas, Jose Perez de.  ORFEBRERIA PREHISPANICA DE COLOMBIA.  Madrid;
Banco de Republica (Bogota): 1954.  A splendid study of Prehispanic
goldwork of the Calima style (named for the Calima River) in Columbia. In
subsequent years four more volumes on other styles would be published.  2
volumes. Hardcover. 9.5”x12.5”. Volume 1- xvi + 367 pages, with 20 color
plates and 201 black & white illustrations. Volume 2- 19 pages plus 300
black & white plates. Dust jackets. Jackets s bit worn.  [35582]  $150.00


Bartlett, John.  ENGLISH DECORATIVE CERAMICS, ART NOUVEAU TO ART DECO. 
London; Kevin Francis Publishing Ltd.: 1989.  “A concise guide to the most
notable English potteries from 1875-1939. Individual artists, potters,
historical background, products, marks, and references”. A very valuable
guide to many of the lesser-known English potteries of the late 19th and
early 20th centuries. Includes marks.  Softcover. 8.5”x11”, 120 pages,
color and b/w illustrations. Light wear.  [35554]  $35.00


Brackett, Oliver & H. Clifford Smith.  ENGLISH FURNITURE ILLUSTRATED. A
PICTORIAL REVIEW OF ENGLISH FURNITURE FROM CHAUCER TO QUEEN VICTORIA.  New
York; Macmillan: 1950.  A magnificent opus on English furniture from
Gothic and Tudor times to the early 19th century. Oliver Brackett, who
originally wrote this book, was the Keeper of Woodwork at the Victoria and
Albert Museum from the early days of the 20th century, and he spent
several decades adding fine English furniture to the Museum’s examples of
European pieces, until the V&A’s collection (on which this book is based)
was among the world’s best. His assistant for much of this work was young
H. Clifford Smith, who revised and edited the second edition, which is
presented here.  Hardcover. 10”x12.5”, 300 pages, 240 black & white
plates, dust jacket. Jacket with some wear.  [35563]  $60.00


Buck, J.H.  THE COLLECTION OF SPOONS MADE BY Mrs. S.P. AVERY 1867-1890.
Presented by her to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1897.  New York;
Metropolitan Museum of Art: 1908.  The catalog of an interesting
collection of 16th-18th century European spoons of a wide variety of uses
and styles.  Softcover. 5.5”x8.5”, 23 pages plus a black & white
frontispiece and 9 black & white plates. Covers with some chipping, front
and back cover and frontispiece disassociated from the rest of the
catalog, perhaps in a fit of pique.  [35580]  $50.00


Burton, E. Milby.  SOUTH CAROLINA SILVERSMITHS 1690-1860.  Rutland;
Charles Tuttle: 1968.  First published in 1942, this was a primary, and
one of the first, studies of Southern silver.  Burton identifies and
includes information on 320 silversmiths, arranged by community.  Much of
the information was drawn from old newspaper advertisements and notices,
census records, and similar sources; Burton provides a complete listing of
his sources, and the text is annotated.  There is a short section of Negro
silversmiths in 18th and early 19th century Charleston, with a discussion
of slave craftsmen and brief notes on 4 who were identified.  Hardcover.
6.5"x9.5", 311 pages, 17 b/w plates, dust jacket. Light wear.  [35565] 
$50.00


de Castres, Elizabeth.  COLLECTING SILVER.  London; Bishopsgate Press:
1986.  “Written for the enthusiastic amateur, [this book’s] aim is to give
a good basic knowledge and to introduce the kind of silverware that the
average person can afford. It give a brief history and goes on to cover
hallmarks, styles, and the decorating of silver, table silver, tea silver,
flatware, boxes, candlesticks, etc.”.  Hardcover. 7”x10”, 157 pages, black
& white illustrations, dust jacket. Minor wear.  [35575]  $20.00


Demornex, Jacqueline.  LANCOME. UNIVERSE OF BEAUTY.  New York; Vendome
Press: 1998.  Founded in 1935, Lancome has long been a leader in the
French perfume and cosmetics industry. This well illustrated study
highlights their fabulous perfume bottles and imaginative advertising. 
Hardcover. 6.5”x9”, 79 pages, color and period black & white
illustrations, dust jacket. Near fine.  [35589]  $25.00


ENGLISH AND SCOTTISH SILVER –ROYAL SCOTTISH MUSEUM.  Edinburgh; HMSO:
1954.  A pictorial survey of highlights of the 16th-18th centuries. Nine
pieces are of Scottish origin.  Softcover. 4.7”x7”, 3 pages of text plus
25 black & white illustrations on 24 plates. Fine.  [35564]  $15.00


Ensko, Stephen G.C.  AMERICAN SILVERSMITHS AND THEIR MARKS IV.  Boston;
David R. Godine: 1989.  An important updating of one of the standard
references on American silversmiths. The work was completed by Dorothea
Ensko Wyle, Stephen G.C. Ensko's daughter, and was based on his notes. 
Hardcover. 6.5"x9.5", 477 pages, b/w illustrations, dj. Light wear. 
[35572]  $65.00


French, Hollis.  A SILVER COLLECTORS’ GLOSSRY AND A LIST OF EARLY AMERICAN
SILVERSMITHS AND THEIR MARKS.  New York; Da Capo Press: 1967.  Hollis
French was a collector of American silver, a noted antiquarian, a member
of the Walpole Society, and author of the definitive biography of
Nathaniel Hurd. This title was first published in a very limited edition
in 1917 by the Walpole Society, and is considered to be the first study of
American silversmiths marks. More importantly to today’s collector, it was
also one of several volumes the Society published as glossaries of
collecting terms, to help consolidate collecting nomenclature. As such, it
remains a very useful reference.  Hardcover. 6”x9”, 164 pages, line
illustrations. Fine.  [35568]  $35.00


Goldsborough, Jennifer Faulds.  EIGHTEENTH AND NINEHTEENTH CENTURY
MARYLAND SILVER IN THE COLLECTION OF THE BALTIMORE MUSEUM OF ART. 
Baltimore Museum of Art: 1975.  A catalog of the fine collection, along
with essays on the development of Maryland and Baltimore silver, and a
listing of Maryland silversmiths, with marks.  Softcover. 8.5"x10", 204
pages, b/w illustrations; marks; bibliography. Some cover wear, tips
lightly thumbed.  [35574]  $50.00


Hannover, Emil (& Bernard Rackham).  POTTERY AND PORCELAIN, A HANDBOOK FOR
COLLECTORS. I- Europe and the Near East. II- The Far East. III- European
Porcelain.  London; Ernest Benn Limited: 1925.  A well-thought-of history,
written by the Director of Copenhagen’s Museum of Industrial Art, and
translated, edited and annotated by England’s foremost ceramics expert of
the period.  3 volumes. Hardcover. 6.5”x10”, 589 + 287 + 571 pages, with
hundreds of black & white illustrations and several color plates, dust
jackets. Volume 3 dust jacket with several chips. Overall an exceptional,
fresh set.  [35551]  $125.00


Hawes, Vivian S. & Christina S. Corsiglia.  THE RITA AND FRITZ MARKUS
COLLECTION OF EUROPEAN CERAMICS AND ENAMELS.  Boston; Museum of Fine Arts:
1984.  The well-illustrated catalog of this impressive collection, formed
from a select group of leading dealers in the 1950s and 60s. Many of the
major factories of Germany, Holland, France, and England are represented.
Tablewares predominate, but there are some figures as well.  Softcover.
8”x11”, 287 pages, color and black & white illustrations. Light wear. 
[35553]  $25.00


Janneau, Guillaume.  LE MEUBLE LEGER EN FRANCE.  Paris; Paul Hartmann:
1952.  A splendid survey of small French furniture of the 17th, 18th and
19th centuries, photographed by Pierre Devinoy. The pieces include desks,
small tables, fire screens, washstands, small cupboards, folding screens,
and much more! Oddly, there are no chairs.  Softcover. 8.75”x11”, 358
pages, 324 black & white plates. Covers with light soil, some minor wear. 
[35562]  $125.00


Leehey, Patrick M., et al.  PAUL REVERE –ARTISAN, BUSINESSMAN, AND
PATRIOT. THE MAN BEHIND THE MYTH.  Boston; Paul Revere Memorial
Association: 1988.  Essays on all the other things Revere did besides ride
horses. We all know that Revere was an accomplished and prolific
silversmith, and that he engraved the occasional cartoon, such as his
famous image of the ‘Boston Massacre’, but this exhibition documents his
entire life, and all his other pursuits- merchandiser, dentist, Freemason,
bell and cannon casting, and founding a major copper rolling manufactory
(Revere Copper? That’s our man). A wide-ranging and interesting
exhibition.  Hardcover. 8.5"x12", 191 pages, black & white illustrations.
[35571]  $45.00


Lord, Priscilla Sawyer & Daniel J. Foley.  THE FOLKS ARTS AND CRAFTS OF
NEW ENGLAND.  Philadelphia; Chilton Book Company: 1970. Anniversary
edition.  First published in 1965. This wide-ranging survey of 17th, 18th
and 19th century work includes ceramics, textiles, sculpture, carvings,
metalwares, basketry, glass, and all sorts of other folk arts. It is
profusely illustrated with items from private and public collections. 
Hardcover. 9”x12”, 282 pages, many black & white illustrations and some
color plates.  [35583]  $25.00


Merriam, C. Hart.  THE KING CAMEOS OF AUDUBON.  An offprint from ‘The
Auk’, October, 1908.  A short essay on two intaglios of John James Audubon
carved by John C. King, a Scottish artist living in Boston. Audubon sat
for one of the cameos in 1844, and the other was made within a year or two
of that. The author was able to correspond with the son of a friend of the
artist who related a story about the sitting, and Audubon’s daughter who
gives her opinion that, although the nose is wrong, otherwise the cameos
were “a notable and attractive likeness”.  Softcover. 6.25”x9.5”, 3 pages
of text plus a black & white plate illustrating 2 cameos. Light soil. 
[35557]  $20.00


Moses, Elisabeth.  THREE CENTURIES OF EUROPEAN AND AMERICAN DOMESTIC
SILVER.  San Francisco; M.H. de Young Memorial Museum: 1938.  A loan
exhibition catalog, most interesting because of its rarity and the fact
that the silver was drawn almost entirely from private West Coast
collections.  Softcover. 6”x9”, 28 pages plus 55 black & white
illustrations. Covers with some soil, small chip, spine chipped. Tender
all over.  [35581]  $100.00


Neuburg, Frederic.  GLASS IN ANTIQUITY.  London; Salisbury Square: 1949. 
The first edition of this standard study of ancient glass.  Organized by
type, coverage includes Egypt, Greece and Rome, Syria, Palestine and
Jewish glass, and Byzantium. Neuberg had access to some of the world's
great collections, and especially to several important Middle Eastern
museums.  Translated by R.J. Charleston. Includes a short but very
interesting bibliography, especially strong on European works.  Hardcover.
7.5"x10", xxi + 72 pages, plus 32 b/w plates, dust jacket. Light wear. 
[35555]  $50.00


Neumann, George C.  SWORDS AND BLADES OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION. 
Promontory Press: 1976.  Neumann’s work illustrates and describes more
than 700 arms of both the American and British forces, “tracing the
evolution and history of each weapon”. Many of the swords and blades,
which include bayonets, polearms, knives, daggers and axes, came from
private collections and had not previously been published. The period
covered goes back as far as 1700, as many of the arms the Colonists used
had been handed down in families for several generations. A classic in its
field.  Hardcover. 9.5”x12”, 288 pages, black & white and line
illustrations, dust jacket. Minor soil.  [35556]  $50.00


Oman, Charles.  ENGLISH ENGRAVED SILVER 1150 to 1900.  London & Boston;
Faber & Faber: 1978.  "Silver is the perfect medium for engraving. It is
durable, easy to work and a good foil for engraved decoration of all
kinds...". This was the first book written on the subject of English
engraved silver, the result of over 20 years of research. Illustrated with
160 superb b/w illustrations, this is a valuable reference work.
Hardcover. 7.5"x10", 158 pages, 160 black & white illustrations, dust
jacket.  [35569]  $60.00


Paulson, Paul E.  GUIDE TO RUSSIAN SILVER HALLMARKS.  Self-published:
1976.  One of the handiest and most popular guides to Russian silver
hallmarks.  Includes city marks for Moscow and St. Petersburg, and
descriptions of city marks for other cities; also silversmiths marks. 
Softcover. 6"x9", 34 pages, marks. Minor soil, light wear.  [35566] 
$100.00


Percy, Christopher Vane.  LALIQUE. A COLLECTOR’S GUIDE.  New York;
Crescent Books: 1989.  A reissue of the 1977 edition. A fine, well
illustrated survey of the glass of this famous designer and manufacturer.
Percy describes production techniques, provides a list of the 1,562 items
listed in the famous 1932 catalog, and discusses and illustrates the table
ware, cases & bowls, car mascots, paperweights, scent bottles and
garnitures de toilette, illuminated glass and light fittings,
architectural glass, statuettes, clocks, desk accessories, cire perdue,
and trademarks. A valuable reference.  Hardcover. 9”x12”, 192 pages, 33
color and 139 b/w illustrations, dj. Light wear.  [35586]  $45.00


Puig, Francis J., Judith Banister, Gerald W.R. Ward & David McFadden. 
ENGLISH AND AMERICAN SILVER. THE COLLECTION OF THE MIINEAPOLIS INSTITUTE
OF ARTS.  Minneapolis Institute of Arts: 1989.  A fine catalog of this
extensive collection of 15th through 20th century silver. The catalog
entries are detailed, the photographs large and clear, and most marks are
illustrated.  Softcover. 8.5”x11”, 312 pages, black & white and color
illustrations. Light wear.  [35579]  $40.00


Ransome-Wallis, Rosemary.  TREASURES OF LONDON.  Smithsonian Institution:
1976.  The catalog to a traveling loan exhibition celebrating the American
Bicentennial, which featured silver from the collection of the Worshipful
Company of Goldsmiths in London. The silver spans the 16th through 19th
centuries, and there is also a section of 1950s and 60s silver and jewelry
by leading smiths. The catalog notes are detailed and very interesting,
and there is an Introduction by Graham Hughes.  Softcover. 7”x9”, 63
pages, many black & white and several color illustrations. Light wear. 
[35576]  $20.00


Rosenbaum, Jeanette W.  MYER MYERS. GOLDSMITH. 1723-1795.  Philadelphia;
The Jewish Publication Society of America: 1954.  A very good study of the
life and work of this very talented and successful New York silversmith. 
Hardcover. 8"x11", 141 pages, 12 black & white illustrations plus 30 black
& white plates, many illustrating multiple pieces. A little wear and soil
to the covers.  [35573]  $40.00


Schorsch, Anita (ed.).  THE ART OF THE WEAVER.  New York; Main Street
Press/Universe: 1978.  An anthology of articles from The Magazine Antiques
on subjects including spinning, Colonial-era cloth and fabrics, quilts &
coverlets, rugs & carpets, and more!  Softcover. 8.5”x11”, 256 pages, many
black & white illustrations. Light wear.  [35585]  $25.00


Slitine, Florence.  THE SAMSON HOUSE IN PARIS, 1845-1980 and Its Imitation
Wares.  [contained in the] International Ceramics Fair & Seminar: London,
2000.  An essay (8 pages) on the French firm which reproduced high-quality
antique ceramics in the 19th and early 20th century. This program also
contains- Eighty Years of Chinese Blue and White (c.1565-1645). The Choice
of a Dutch Private Collector (4 pages) – Chinese and Japanese Porcelain in
St. Petersburg’s Palaces in the 18th and the 19th Centuries. Collections
and Their Collectors, by Tatania B. Arapova (8 pages) – The Science of
Early British Porcelain, by Ian C. Freestone (9 pages) – A Feast for the
Eyes: 18th Century Documents for the Creation of a Dessert Table, by Selma
Schwartz (7 pages). All articles with black & white illustrations. 
Hardcover. 7.5”x10”, 95+ pages, color and black & white illustrations.
Fine.  [35552]  $25.00


Sutherland, Carla.  RECEIVING THE FAITH. THE SHAKERS OF CANTERBURY, NEW
HAMPSHIRE.  Lexington; Museum of Our National Heritage: 1992. An
intriguing survey of Shaker life and ideals, as seen through the
Canterbury village. An essay on daily life rather than an exhibition of
“stuff”. Still, very compelling, indeed more compelling than it would have
been as an exhibition of stuff. The Shakers didn’t like “stuff”. Uncommon.
 Softcover. 12”x8.5”, 24 pages, black & white illustrations. Light wear. 
[35588]  $45.00


Thuro, Catherine M.V.  OIL LAMPS. THE KEROSENE ERA IN NORTH AMERICA. 
Wallace Homestead: 1976.  An absolutely essential book on 19th and early
20th century kerosene lamps in America. Over 1,000 lamps are illustrated,
as well as pages from old trade catalogs. Glass collectors and lamp
collectors all swear by, not at, this book.  Hardcover. 8.5”x11”, 352
pages, hundreds of black & white and some color illustrations, dust
jacket. Minor wear.  [35587]  $60.00


Trent, Robert F. (ed.).  PILGRIM CENTURY FURNITURE.  New York; Main Street
Press/Universe Books: 1976.  An anthology of articles from the Magazine
Antiques concerning American furniture of the 17th century. Authors
include Wallace Nutting, Helen Comstock, Irving Lyon, Luke Vincent
Lockwood, Homer Eaton Keyes, C.F. Luther, Patricia E. Kane, Benno Forman,
and others. Semowich 1522.  Softcover. 8.5"x11", 165+ pages, many b/w and
some color illustrations. Light wear.  [35584]  $45.00


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