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Ames, Kenneth L. (ed.). VICTORIAN FURNITURE. Essays from a Victorian
Society Autumn Symposium. The Victorian Society: 1982. What this does not
discuss about Victorian furniture may not be worth knowing. Contributors
included Nancy A. Smith, Donald L. Fennimore, Page Talbott, Rodris Roth,
Christopher Monkhouse, and David H. Hanks. Softcover. 8.5"x11", 254 pages,
hundreds of b/w illustrations; light wear. Light wear. [36072] $25.00


ANCIENT CHINESE CERAMICS AND TOMB SCULPTURES. New York; J.J. Lally & Co.:
2000. A beautifully-produced catalog, featuring full-page color plates.
Focusing on the Han Dynasty, there are also a number of pieces from truly
ancient times, several-thousand years b.c. Softcover. 8.5”x11”, 45 pages,
22 color plates. Fine. [36031] $40.00


ANCIENT CHINESE POTTERY. Earthenware and Funerary Pottery in the National
Museum of History. National Museum of History, Taiwan: 1977. A
well-illustrated catalog of Shang, Chou, Han, Sui, and T’ang Dynasty
pottery in Taiwan’s National Museum of History. Chinese/English text.
Hardcover. 8.5”x11.5”, 129 pages, 60 color plates, dust jacket. Jacket
worn. [36032] $100.00


Anderton, Johana Gast. MORE TWENTIETH CENTURY DOLLS, FROM BISQUE TO VINYL.
North Kansas City; Athena Publishing Company: 1974. An encyclopedic,
alphabetical survey of 20th century American and European dolls, from
A.B.C.’s Anette baby to David Zaiden’s creations. Hardcover. 8.5”x11”,
1191 pages, thousands of black & white illustrations and 16 pages of color
illustrations, dust jacket. Signed. [36056] $40.00


Bader, Barbara. AMERICAN PICTUREBOOKS FROM NOAH’S ARK TO THE BEAST WITHIN.
Macmillan Publishing Company: 1976. The pioneering, classic study of the
20th century American children’s picture book, its publishers, writers and
illustrators. Extensive biographies of the leading artists/writers are
included. Hardcover. 8”x10.5”, 615 pages, color and black & white
illustrations, dust jacket. Ex-library with tape on the jacket ends,
several stamps, etc. [36058] $65.00


Barker, Richard. KO-IMARI PROCELAIN FROM THE COLLECTION OF OLIVER IMPEY.
London; Barry Davies Oriental Art: 1997. A beautifully-produced catalog of
139 Japanese export porcelains from the collection of the British Museum
expert Oliver Impey. The export wares include many examples from the
Kakiemon kilns, as well as Kakiemon enamels. Hardcover. 9”x12”, 227 pages,
color illustrations, dust jacket. Fine. [36045] $85.00


[Bartlett] IMPORTANT AMERICAN FURNITURE. THE COLLECTION OF SCOTT BARTLETT.
New York; Sotheby’s: February 2, 1983. A very fine small collection
focusing on Rhode Island, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Great River
Valley furniture. Softcover. 8.5”x10.5”, about 40 pages, 12 lots, color
and black & white illustrations. Prices released sheet stapled to the
first p[age. Fine. [36065] $25.00


Baskett, Mary W. FOOTPRINTS OF THE BUDDHA. Japanese Buddhist Prints from
American and Japanese Collections. Philadelphia Museum of Art: 1980. The
catalog to a loan exhibition which drew on a number of public and private
collections. The prints date from the 8th through the 20th centuries.
Softcover. 7.5”x11”, 125 pages, black & white and tipped-in color plates.
Minor wear. [36023] $50.00


[Bloomfield] THE SAM AND RIE BLOOMFIELD FOUNDATION COLLECTION OF VIOLINS
AND BOWS. London; Sotheby’s: November 23, 1988. The sale of a superb
collection put together by an aeronautical engineer who dabbled in
colleting sports cars, model trains and Old Master paintings and,
incidentally, played the violin. Hardcover. 8”x10.5”, 49 pages, 60 lots,
color illustrations. Fine. [36039] $60.00


[Cohen] THE MAURICE & MARGO COHEN COLLECTION. FINE AND DECORATIVE ARTS-
Important 20th Century Paintings, Drawings & Sculpture [and] IMPORTANT
20TH CENTURY DECORATIVE ARTS. New York; Christie’s: May 13-14, 1999 [and]
June 11, 1999. The Cohen’s important collection included fine art by
Dubuffet, Giacometti, Gorky, Leger, Matisse and Miro. Their decorative
arts included furniture, silver, glass, lamps, and other works by Charles
Robert Ashbee, Carlo Bugatti, Christopher Dresser, Ernest William Gimson,
Josef Hoffmann, Georg Jensen, Archibald Knox, Rene Lalique, Liberty & Co.,
Charles Rennie Mackintosh, William Morris, Jean Puiforcat, Jacques-Emile
Ruhlman, Gustav Stickley, Thonet, Tiffany, and others. 2 volumes.
Hardcover. 8.5”x11”, 177 pages with 58 lots, and 201 pages with 129 lots.
Dust jackets. Small institutional stamps, else near fine. [36053] $100.00


Davidson, William H. PINE LOG AND GREEK REVIVAL. HOUSES AND PEOPLE OF
THREE COUNTIES IN GEORGIA AND ALABAMA. Chattahoochee Valley Historical
Society: 1964. A well-illustrated survey of extant pioneering, antebellum
and post-bellum houses in the three-county area around West Point,
Georgia- Troup County and Harris County, Georgia and Chambers County,
Alabama. This area is included in the Chattahoochee River Valley, an
important trading route in the 19th century. An important record of early
houses, many of which no longer exist. Karpel B983. Hardcover. 9”x11.5”,
396 pages, black & white illustrations, dust jacket. Folding map. Jacket
lightly worn. [36061] $350.00


[Fribourg] THE RENE FRIBOURG COLLECTION, Volume I: EUROPEAN PORCELAIN,
Part 1 [and] Volume V: FRENCH FAIENCE AND EUROPEAN PORCELAIN, Part 2.
London; Sotheby & Co.: June 25th, 1963 [and] October 15th, 1963. The two
parts of this famous sale which were devoted to a fine selection of fine
and rare European porcelains dinnerware and figures. Almost all the items
are illustrated in these elegant catalogs. 2 volumes. Hardcover. 8"x11",
80 pages with 68 lots [and] 121 pages with 156 lots, color and black &
white illustrations, dust jackets. Ex-institutional with spine labels and
several stamps. Worn jackets. [36037] $50.00


Garnsey, Wanda & Rewi Alley. CHINA. ANCIENT KILNS AND MODERN CERAMICS. A
guide to the potteries. Australian National University Press: 1983. A
survey and study of the ceramic history and tradition in 16 Chinese
provinces, based on archeological evidence, museum specimens, and the
current ceramics tradition being carried on there today. A fascinating
survey. Hardcover. 8.5”x11”, 144 pages, color and black & white
illustrations, dust jacket. Minor wear. [36021] $45.00


Gayle, Margot, David W. Look & John G. Waite. METALS IN AMERICA’S HISTORIC
BUILDINGS. USE AND PRESERVATION TREATMENTS. Washington; U.S. Department of
the Interior, National Park Service: 1992. This important study is divided
into two parts- the first is a survey of the various types of metalwork
(iron railings, tin ceilings, and so on) historically used in American
architecture, and the second discusses the deterioration and preservation
of these metals. Softcover. 8.5”x11”, 167 pages, black & white
illustrations. Minor wear. [36059] $45.00


Gillow, John. AFRICAN TEXTILES. San Francisco; Chronicle Books: 2003. A
sweeping, profusely illustrated study, written by a lifelong student and
lecturer on textiles. The book is divided into sections covering the
handmade textiles of West Africa, North Africa, East Africa, Central
Africa and Southern Africa. Hardcover. 9.5”x12.5”, 240 pages, color and
black & white illustrations, dust jacket. Minor wear. [36043] $100.00


Goepper, Roger. CHINESE PAINTING. THE LATER TRADITION. Berne; Hallwag:
1966. A pocket-sized survey of painting of the Yuan Dynasty (1260-1368),
featuring examples from both private and public collections. Hardcover.
5”x7.5”, 46 pages, 19 color plates. Minor wear. [36028] $20.00


Hai-Wai Yi-Chen. CHINESE ART IN OVERSEAS COLLECTIONS –POTTERY AND
PORCELAIN. Taipei; National Palace Museum: 1986. A pictorial survey of 200
masterpieces of Chinese ceramic art from early and classic periods from
museums in Europe and America. English plate captions. Hardcover.
8.5”x12”, 11 pages plus 200 illustrations in color and black & white, dust
jacket. Jacket rubbed. [36025] $150.00


[Harpending] IMPORTANT AMERICAN FURNITURE, THE COLLECTION OF ABRAM R. AND
BLANCHE M. HARPENDING. New York; Sotheby's: February 1st, 1985. Sale 5296.
Fine Colonial and Federal furniture, primarily of Philadelphia origin, and
also New York and eastern Massachusetts. Includes pieces attributed to
Thomas Affleck, Benjamin Randolph, and Duncan Phyfe. Softcover.
8.5"x10.5", 89 lots, about 60 pages, color and b&w illustrations. Sale
results stapled to the first page. Fine. [36066] $25.00


Harris, Marleine Reader. VIRGINIA ANTIQUES. A History and Handbook for the
Collector. New York; Exposition Press: 1953. An interesting survey of
antique furniture found in Virginia, much of it of Virginia origin. The
author worked extensively with dealers and collectors and provides a
snapshot of the state of collecting at a time when she could write with
perfect honesty that “many fine examples are still to be found on the back
roads of the mountainous sections as well as the more populated areas”. In
no way a deeply scholarly work, but fascinating and intriguing
nonetheless. Uncommon. Hardcover. 8.5”x11”, 183 pages, 231 black & white
illustrations, dust jacket. Jacket with some wear. [36073] $165.00


Hejzlar, Dr. Josef. EARLY CHINESE GRAPHICS. London; Octopus Books: 1973. A
very pleasing survey of Chinese woodblock prints over the ages. “Graphics”
was not perhaps the best word to use in the title, as it suggests a much
drier subject than these vibrant, varied prints represent. Hardcover.
9.5”x12.5”, 54 pages plus 62 color plates with facing descriptions, dust
jacket. Jacket worn. [36034] $30.00


Hull, Alastair & Jose Luczyc-Wyhowska. KILIM. THE COMPLETE GUIDE. History,
Pattern, Technique, Identification. Chronicle Books: 1993. One of the most
comprehensive books on these beautiful rugs. The main portion of the book
is broken into four sections which focus on kilims from North Africa, from
Anatolia, from Persia & the Caucasus, and from Afghanistan and Central
Asia. In addition, there are devoted to their motifs & symbolism, their
materials, dyes & weaving, new kilims, collecting kilims, and caring for
kilims. Hardcover. 9.5”x13”, 352 pages, color and black & white
illustrations, dust jacket. Minor wear. [36050] $125.00


Ince, William & John Mayhew. AUTHENTIC GEORGIAN FURNITURE DESIGNS:
Universal System of Household Furniture, 1762. New York; Dover
Publications: 1998. “A facsimile reprint of the 18th-century Ince & Mayhew
cabinet-makers' pattern book, which surpasses all collections of furniture
designs in the English rococo style for variety, scope and general
superiority. Over 300 finely engraved designs for parlor chairs, claw
tables, sideboards, desks, ladies' secretaries, bookcases, writing tables,
candlestands, couches, draperies, girandoles, and more.” Softcover.
9.5”x12”, 106 pages, line illustrations. Fine. [36026] $14.95


Johanssen, Warren I. COUNTRY FURNITURE AND ACCESSORIES FROM QUEBEC. West
Chester; Schiffer Publishing: 1990. A survey of 19th century Quebec
country furniture which illustrates its striking similarity to much
Northeastern U.S. furniture of the same period. Softcover. 8.5”x11”, 136
pages, b/w and some color illustrations. Near fine. [36076] $20.00


[Langdon Estate / Loockerman furniture] IMPORTANT AMERICAN FURNITURE, THE
CONTENTS OF “LANGDON”. New York; Sotheby's: February 2nd, 1985. Sale 5295.
The sale of the fine furnishings of the elegant Maryland estate, including
a number of documented 18th century pieces items from the Loockerman
family. Govert Loockerman came to America in 1639, had a farm on what is
now the site of the NYSE and became the richest man in New York; his
descendants moved to Delaware, and after the death of his grandson in
1785, an inventory was taken which lists 6 of the pieces auctioned here,
including a Philadelphia Chippendale Pembroke table, Philadelphia
Chippendale chest-on-chest attributed to Thomas Affleck, a pair of
Philadelphia drop-leaf dining tables, a carved walnut dressing table, a
Philadelphia carved armchair signed by Randolph, and a Philadelphia Queen
Anne secretary-bookcase. Softcover. 8.5"x10.5", 142 lots, about 75 pages,
color and b/w illustrations; priced. Near fine. [36067] $25.00


Lavitt, Wendy. AMERICAN FOLK DOLLS. New York; Alfred A. Knopf: 1982. The
first book, and still a standard book, on all types of American antique
folk dolls. Included are cloth dolls, corn dolls, wooden dolls, apple, nut
& bean dolls, black dolls, Indian dolls, and more! Softcover. 8”x10”, 133
pages, color and black & white illustrations. Minor wear. [36055] $25.00


Leiris, Michel & Jacqueline Delange. AFRIQUE NOIRE. LA CREATION PLASTIQUE.
Paris; Editions Gallimard: 1967. An important, seminal modern study of
sculpture in Africa, its history, traditions, styles, and
artists/craftsmen. Profusely illustrated. Hardcover. 8.5”x11”, 450 pages,
color and black & white illustrations, dust jacket. Some folding
pages/plates. A discreet ex-library copy, with a spine label and several
small stamps. Lacks the blank endpapers. [36044] $350.00


Lemmen, Hans van. TILES. 1,000 YEARS OF ARCHITECTURAL DECORATION. New
York; Harry N. Abrams: 1993. Tiles are where the art of the potter meets
the art of the architect- this beautifully illustrated study surveys the
use of tiles in architecture from Islamic Spain and 18th century England
to Victorian and Aesthetic living rooms and Arts & Crafts America. The
last chapter examines tiles in 1950s and 60s architecture. Hardcover.
10”x10”, 240 pages, color illustrations, dust jacket. Minor wear. [36042]
$60.00


[Little] IMPORTANT AMERICANA: THE BERTRAM K. LITTLE AND NINA FLETCHER
LITTLE COLLECTION. Parts I and II. New York; Sotheby's: January 29th, 1994
and October 21-22nd, 1994. One of the most famous and beloved Americana
collections of the twentieth century. Bertram and Nina Little were more
than simply preeminent Americana and folk art collectors -they were the
embodiment of an entire generation, the Golden Generation, of Americana
and folk art collectors. From her book on American folk art to her classic
"Little by Little", Nina Fletcher Little's works will continue to be
regarded as cornerstones of the literature of Americana collecting. The
Little Collection will retain its status long after these pieces have
changed hands two, three, four or more times -the Little Collection was
more than the sum of its parts (which were not all outstanding) -it was
that most catholic of accumulations, assembled with keen eyes and open
minds, from a collecting epoch which will never be revisited. The catalog
is profusely illustrated, and the hardcover edition is becoming scarce as
a set. Softcovers. 2 volumes. 8.5"x11", about 400 pages, 1072 lots, packed
with color and b/w illustrations. Light wear, corner crease. [36036]
$100.00


Mahony, Bertha A., Louise Payson Latimer & Beulah Folmsbee (eds.).
ILLUSTRATORS OF CHILDREN’S BOOKS, 1744-1945. Boston; The Horn Book Inc.:
1947. A standard and much-loved reference work which covers the history of
illustrated children’s books and their illustrators from the mid 18th
century to the mid 19th century. A seminal, essential work, well worth the
shelf space for any collector interested in illustrated children’s books.
Hardcover. 8.5”x11”, 527 pages, black & white illustrations. Minor wear,
light soil. [36057] $45.00


Mailey, Jean. CHINESE SILK TAPESTRY: K’O-SUU FROM PRIVATE AND MUSEUM
COLLECTIONS. New York; China House Gallery: 1971. "Tapestry" in this case
refers to the method rather than the object. These are not all
wall-hangings, but include many types of textiles. A loan exhibition
sponsored by the China Institute. Softcover. 8"x9", 60 pages, profusely
illustrated in b&w. Minor wear. [36047] $35.00


McClelland, Nancy. DUNCAN PHYFE AND THE ENGLISH REGENCY 1795-1830. New
York; Dover Publications: 1980. A reissue of the 1939 edition, this
remains the standard work on Phyfe although, in common with many early
works, some attributions have been changed over the years. McClelland is
especially valuable for tracing "the English background of Phyfe's work
and in placing his shops' production in the context of his competitors,
both in New York City and elsewhere" -Ames & Ward. Softcover. 6.5”x9”, 364
pages, 295 black & white illustrations. Light wear. [36078] $50.00


MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS. London; Sotheby’s: November 23-25, 1988. “Comprising
violins, violas, violoncellos, double basses, bows, viola da gambas,
woodwind, brasswind, free reed, stringed and keyboard instruments,
organological books and miscellanea”. Softcover. 8”x10.5”, 329 pages, 795
lots, color and black & white illustrations. Minor wear. [36038] $40.00


Nai, Xia. JADE AND SILK OF HAN CHINA. Helen Foresman Spencer Museum of
Art, University of Kansas: 1983. This book has two principal essays-
Continuity and Change of the Jade Tradition in Han China, and Silk and the
Silk Road of Han China. Part of the Franklin D. Murphy Lectures series.
Hardcover. 8.5”x10.5”, 88 pages, 1 color plate and many black & white
illustrations. Minor wear. [36048] $40.00


[Pabst]. CATALOG OF THE RENOWNED COLLECTION OF JAPANESE SWORDFURNITURE OF
THE LATE GENERAL J.C. PABST... The Hague; Van Stockum's Antiquariaat: June
26th, 1956. This collection was strongest in Tokugawa-period tsuba and
other objects. The catalog also features a bibliography, glossary, and
shape chart. Softcover. 7"x10.5", 80 pages, 507 lots, 8 b&w plates
illustrating 60 items. Minor wear. [36046] $60.00


Pal, Pratapaditya (ed.). ASPECTS OF INDIAN ART. Papers Presented in a
Symposium at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, October, 1970. Leiden;
E.J. Brill: 1972. A wide-ranging series of scholarly papers, on topics
such as early Begram ivories, Bihar sculpture, 18the century painting at
Bundi & Kota, Indian miniature painting, and Nepali sculptresses.
Hardcover. 9”x12”, 171 pages, plus 107 black & which plates, dust jacket.
Jacket with light soil. [36027] $65.00


Pal, Pratapaditya. THE DIVINE PRESENCE. ASIAN SCULPTURES FROM THE
COLLECTION OF MR. AND MRS. HARRY LENART. Los Angeles County Museum of Art:
1978. The catalog to an exhibition of sculptures of Hindu, Buddhist and
Jaina deities from this noted private collection. The statues includes
examples from India, Cambodia, Thailand, and Java and date from the 4th to
the 17th century.  Softcover. 8.5”x10”, 58 pages, black & white and color
illustrations. Some wear. [36024] $25.00


Pressler, Rudolf & Robin Straub. BIEDERMEIER FURNITURE. Schiffer
Publishing: 1996. A profusely-illustrated study of the German version of
Empire furniture, with information on the origin of the style and its
characteristics, and collecting, restoring and caring for Biedermeier
furniture. Hardcover. 8.5”x11” 230 pages, color and black & white
illustrations. Fine. [36079] $35.00


Quimby, Ian G. (ed.). WINTERTHUR PORTFOLIO 11. Charlottesville; University
Press of Virginia for the Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum: 1976.
Articles include 18th century glass production at the Wistarburgh factory
by Palmer; Sargent’s murals in the Boston Public Library by Kingsbury;
Burlingtonian architectural theory by Pfister; the American caricatures of
William Charles by Lanmon; Tuckahoe Plantation by Krusen; Stanford White
and his clients, the Mackays by Wodehouse, and more. Hardcover.8.5”x11”,
251 pages, b/w illustrations; near fine. [36071] $50.00


RARE BIRD-FLOWERS SELECTED FROM THE CH’ING PALACE COLLECTIONS. Taipei;
Ch’eng Wen Publishing Company: 1977. A beautifully-illustrated survey of
109 masterpieces of Chinese flower and bird paintings of the Ming, Ch’ing
and Yuan Dynasties, selected from private and public collections from
around the world. Larry C. Huang, the publisher, had a collection of over
1,000 photographs he had collected in his scholarly travels, from which
these selections were made. English/Chinese text. Hardcover. 11”x15.5”, 8
pages, plus 109 color plates with facing page descriptions. Minor wear.
[36035] $150.00


Richter, Paula Bradstreet. PAINTED WITH THREAD: THE ART OF AMERICAN
EMBROIDERY. Salem; Peabody Essex Museum: 2002. “Painted with Thread is the
catalogue accompaniment to the exhibition of the same name at the Peabody
Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts. This richly illustrated book
emphasizes the art inherent in embroidery and contextualizes the examples
within aesthetic movements. The objects and designs are myriad: “pictorial
embroidery,” wool and cotton sailor’s pants embroidered with a running
whorl stitch resembling tattoo art. Winding vines of flowers in full-bloom
rendered to near botanical precision. Samplers sewn by schoolgirls, table
covers, fire screens, valances as domestic artifacts with a resonance far
beyond the home and the homespun. Painted with Thread presents a
breathtaking array of historic American needlework.” Softcover. 9”x11.5”,
157 pages, 102 color illustrations. Minor wear. [36040] $35.00


Rieman, Timothy D. & Jean M. Burks. THE COMPLETE BOOK OF SHAKER FURNITURE.
New York; Harry N. Abrams: 1993. A comprehensive survey of 150 years of
Shaker furniture. Most studies in the past have focused on "Classic"
Shaker furniture -and that is all here. But what is also here is all the
other furniture that they made, and the Shakers were a bit more stylish
than we have been led to believe... This important and well illustrated
study includes many photos of pieces that have never been photographed
before, and includes a community-by-community photographic record of
furniture and rooms. An essential book for the Shaker enthusiast.
Hardcover. 9.5"x12",400 pages, hundreds of color and b/w illustrations,
dj. Minor wear. [36062] $100.00


Schiffer, Herbert F., & Peter. MINIATURE ANTIQUE FURNITURE. Including Doll
House & Children’s Furniture from the United States & Europe. Livingston
Publishing Company: 1972. “Over 300 color and black and white photographs
present a unique essay on children's and doll's genuine antique
handcrafted furniture. Each piece is placed in historical sequence to
demonstrate the evolution of styles and the quality and historical
significance are discussed. From this comprehensive study of miniature
furniture, the reader will discover those aspects which determine the
quality of an antique miniature, as well as those particular facets which
contribute to the beauty and grace of a piece. Its wealth of information
and careful historical documentation make Miniature Antique Furniture of
interest not only to antique experts and historians, but to amateur
collectors as well.” Hardcover. 8.5”x11”, 264 pages, many black & white
and some color illustrations, dust jacket. Light soil. [36074] $40.00


[Schmid] BEHOLDING AS IN A GLASS. STAINED GLASS WINDOWS BY ELSA SCHMID.
Naussau; Church of St. Paul the Apostle: 1969. Acclaimed stained glass
artist Elsa Schmid designed all the stained glass windows for the lovely
Church of St. Paul the Apostle in Lyford Cay, Nassau, the Bahamas. Each
window is shown in total, and in detail in vibrant, tipped-in color
plates. A little gem of a book. Hardcover. 8.5”x10.5”, 31 pages, 13
tipped-in color plates. Minor wear. [36041] $40.00


Scott, Philippa. THE BOOK OF SILK. London; Thames and Hudson: 1993. An
oversized, profusely illustrated, sweeping study of the history and uses
of silk, from ancient China to 18th century England & France to Persia,
India, Turkey and Manhattan. There are also notes on collecting, care &
conservation, museums with great silk collections, and a bibliography.
Hardcover. 9.5”x12.5”, 256 pages, color and black & white illustrations,
dust jacket. Minor wear. [36049] $65.00


Sprigg, June. BY SHAKER HANDS. New York; Alfred A. Knopf: 1975. “The art
and world of the Shakers- the furniture and artifacts, and the spirit and
precepts embodied in their simplicity, beauty, and functional
practicality”. One of the more elegant and charming books on Shakers. June
Sprigg worked at the Canterbury Community for two years, and has provided
an intimate study of Shaker life, craftsmanship and philosophy; the book
is illustrated with hundreds of her own finely detailed drawings.
Softcover. 9"x12", 212 pages, line illustrations. Covers creased, somewhat
worn. [36070] $20.00


[Streisand] THE BARBRA STREISAND COLLECTION [and] MEMORIES, THE PERSONAL
PROPEERTY OF BARBRA STREISAND. New York; Christie’s: November 29, 1999
[and] December 2, 1999. The famous Streisand auctions, which were big news
in Arts & crafts collecting circles. The first sale brought her superb
collection of Arts & Crafts & 20th Century furniture and pottery to the
block, the second sale more or less cleared the contents of her Beverly
Hills house, room by room, which included Art Deco and Arts & Crafts
material. 2 volumes. Softcover. 8”x10.5”, 195 pages with 106 lots, and 112
pages with 586 lots. Color illustrations. Library stamp, else near fine.
[36052] $100.00


Swan, Susan B. PLAIN & FANCY. AMERICAN WOMEN AND THEIR NEEDLEWORK,
1700-1850. New York; Holt, Rinehart & Winston: 1977. An extremely
important study, illustrated with examples from the collections at
Winterthur. " 'Plain & Fancy' traces the social history of women and the
evolution of stitchery trends and practices from 1700 to 1850. More than
150 photographs from the renowned collection of the Henry Francis duPont
Winterthur Museum illustrate plain and fancy sewing -the simple but
essential household work and the elaborate, ornamental examples".
Hardcover. 8"x9", 240 pages, color and b/w illustrations, dj. Clear
plastic overlay on the jacket, which is a bit soiled. [36069] $30.00


THE SILK ROAD. FABRICS FROM THE HAN TO THE T’ANG DYNASTY. Museum of the
Sinkiang-Uighur Autonomous Region: 1972. A well-illustrated catalog, with
Chinese text and an English insert containing the introductory text and
the plate captions. Hardcover. 10.5”x14”, 4 pages, plus a 1-page English
insert, plus 66 color illustrations on 46 plates. Minor wear. [36033]
$125.00


[Tiffany] TIFFANY. INNOVATION IN AMERICAN DESIGN. New York; Christie’s:
November 29, 1999.  This auction featured 134 lots of Louis Comfort
Tiffany material, including lamps, glass, metalwork, stained glass and
some of his designs and artwork, from collections including those of
Barbara Streisand. The catalog features superb color photographs, as well
as reproductions of period black & white photos of the interior of
Laurelton Hall, and his studios. Softcover. 8”x10.5”, 197 pages, 134 lots,
color illustrations. [36051] $60.00


[Tracy] IMPORTANT AMERICAN FURNITURE, THE COLLECTION OF THE LATE BERRY B.
TRACY. New York; Sotheby's: February 1st, 1985. Sale 5285. Fine Federal
and other furniture and accessories from the collection of the noted
scholar and curator. Softcover. 8.5"x10.5", 131 lots, about 60 pages,
color and b&w illustrations. Prices realized sheet stapled to first page.
Near fine. [36068] $50.00


TRI COLOR POTTERY OF THE T’ANG DYNASTY. National Museum of History,
Republic of China: 1977. A well-illustrated survey of T’ang Dynasty
tri-color Chinese pottery from the collection of the National Museum of
History, Taiwan. Chinese/English text. Hardcover. 8.5”x11.5”, 92 pages,
color illustrations, dust jacket, slipcase. Jacket & case rubbed. [36030]
$60.00


[Von Bulow] PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION. New York; Sotheby’s:
October28-29, 1988. The sale of Sunny and Claus Von Bulow’s estate
furnishings. The story was told by the Philadelphia Inquirer noted a few
days after the sale- “There were certainly no bargains for
souvenir-hunters at the two-day auction of English furniture, oil
paintings, porcelain and silver belonging to Martha "Sunny" and Claus von
Bulow. The sale at Sotheby's, which ended Saturday, netted $11,562,980,
far more than the expected $6 million to $7.5 million. Saturday's sale of
furniture and decorations alone brought $6.7 million - a record for
English furniture. The sale featured furnishings from the von Bulows'
Newport, R.I., mansion, Clarendon Court, and their spacious apartment at
960 Fifth Ave. in Manhattan. The auction had been advertised merely as
"Property From a Private Collection," but the catalogue cover featured a
drawing of Clarendon Court. Von Bulow, 62, a Danish-born aristocrat, was
tried twice for trying to murder his wife by injecting her with insulin.
He was acquitted after the second trial in 1985. "Sunny" von Bulow, who
fell into a coma in 1980, remains in a vegetative state in a hospital
here. Once the word got out, the sale became a celebrity auction
comparable to the sale of the Duchess of Windsor's jewels and Andy
Warhol's cookie jars. The displays were crowded with sightseers for two
days before the sale.” Hardcover. 8.5”x11”, 509 lots, color and black &
white illustrations, dust jacket. Prices realized sheet stapled to first
page. Fine. [36064] $50.00


Watson, William. THE ART OF DYNASTIC CHINA. New York; Harry N. Abrams:
1979. One of those big, beautiful books the publishing industry loved in
the 80s, where they got lots of text from experts and photos from
everywhere, and did glorious, sweeping studies. This one is no exception,
surveying Chinese art from its Neolithic traditions to “Empire and
Imperialism”. If you’ve room for a three-inch wide, eight-pound book on
your shelf, this is a great buy, and certainly entertaining and
informative. Hardcover. 10”x12.5”, 633 pages, 184 color plates and 797
black & white illustrations, dust jacket. Minor wear and soil. [36022]
$85.00


Wolsey, S.W. & R.W.P. Luff. FURNITURE IN ENGLAND. THE AGE OF THE JOINER.
New York; Frederick A. Praeger: 1968. A well illustrated study of 16th and
17th century English furniture, including chapters on the craftsmen who
made it, the materials and methods they used, and various types of
furniture. Instead of using pictures of well-known specimens in the
National collections, the authors sought out fine examples which had not
been widely illustrated before. Hardcover. 6.5”x9.5”, 105 pages plus 123
b/w illustrations; dj. Jacket worn. [36077] $50.00


Wright, Lawrence. WARM AND SNUG. THE HISTORY OF THE BED. London: Routledge
& Kegan Paul, 1962. An entertaining romp through an oft-neglected subject.
The bed of Cleopatra, Biblical beds, painted chambers, Elizabethan and
Stuart frolics, ‘murdered in our beds’, and much, much more. Good bedtime
reading? Hardcover. 6"x9", 360 pages, numerous b/w illustrations, dj.
Jacket with some wear, light soil. [36054] $35.00


[Wrightsman Collection] PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF MR. CHARLES
WRIGHTSMAN. Removed from Her Palm Beach Residence. New York; Sotheby Parke
Bernet: May 5, 1984. Sale 5175. Important French furniture and decorations
(lots of giltwork), European ceramics, Oriental decorations, silver, etc.
Hardcover. 9"x9.5", 247 lots, about 150 pages, profusely illustrated in
color and b/w, dj; prices realized. Light wear. [36063] $60.00


Young, Martie W. EARLY CHINESE CERAMICS FROM NEW YORK STATE MUSEUMS. New
York; China House Gallery / China Institute in America: 1991. The catalog
to an intriguing loan exhibition. Chinese ceramics were loaned from the
collections of the Buffalo Museum of Science, Everson Museum of Art,
Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art at Cornell University, Memorial Art
Gallery at the University of Rochester, and the Vassar College Art
Gallery.  Softcover. 8.5”x11”, 112 pages, color and black & white
illustrations. Minor wear. [36029] $30.00

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Fine books of the 16th-20th centuries
on the decorative and fine arts & design

Post Office Box 239
Northampton, Massachusetts 01061 USA
telephone (413) 247-5080

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accept checks, money orders, American Express, Visa and Mastercard. Books
may be reserved pending payment; Institutions may be billed; Standard
courtesies to institutions and the trade; Postage charges are $5.00 for
the first book, and $2.00 for each additional book. Shipments outside the
U.S. will be billed at cost. We accept returns if we are notified within
ten days of your receipt of the books-please ask for full instructions and
terms. Massachusetts residents must add 5% state sales tax.

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