[JHRB News] BOOKS ON ANTIQUES & ART -NEW ARRIVALS -new this week!

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AMERICAN ANTIQUES FROM ISRAEL SACK COLLECTION. Volume 1-10.  Highland
House: 1974-1992.  One of the major pictorial sources to fine American
antique furniture. The first several volumes reprint the softcover
brochures which the Sack firm published for its clients between 1957 and
1967. Later volumes cover the brochures issued during each year. The
furniture presented is among the best offered on the American market, the
photographs are superb, and the scholarship of the entries is consistently
of the highest caliber.  Hardcovers. 10 volumes. 9.5"x12", 200-250 pages
each; b/w and color illustrations, djs; white dust jackets with some
inevitable rubbing, but a very nice set.  [35677]  $900.00


Bishop, Robert.  CENTURIES AND STYLES OF THE AMERICAN CHAIR, 1640-1970. 
New York; E.P. Dutton: 1972.  The most massive and heavily illustrated
survey of the development and history of American seating furniture.
Robert Bishop authored several books on American antiques and was Curator
of Furniture at the Henry Ford Museum. "This work is most valuable for its
numerous illustrations drawn from many different collections" (Ames). 
Hardcover. 9"x11", 526 pages, 923 b/w illustrations, dj; bibliography.
Light wear.  [35683]  $50.00


Clark, Charles Teaze.  CHARLES WARREN EATON (1857-1937). AN AMERICAN
TONALIST REDISCOVERED.  New York; Spanierman Gallery: 2004.  “Charles
Warren Eaton was one of America's foremost Tonalist painters. He created
intensely serene landscapes, evoking a calm, spiritual beauty. Whether he
painted a group of pine trees at dusk or a small European village, Eaton's
paintings have the amazing ability to transport us to a different place
and time. His art achieves the universal truth" for which he so ardently
strived."  Hardcover. 10”x13”, 104 pages, color and black & white
illustrations. Near fine.  [35672]  $45.00


Corlett, Mary Lee.  THE PRINTS OF ROY LICHTENSTEIN. A CATALOGUE RAISONNE,
1948-1993.  Hudson Hills Press/National Gallery of Art: 1994.  An
important book which catalogs and reproduces each of Lichtenstein’s
prints, as well as original posters, book and magazine illustrations,
announcements, and other related materials. All the works that were
originally produced in color and shown in color here.  Hardcover.
9.5”x12.5”, 328 pages, 58 black & white and 349 color illustrations, dust
jacket. Fine.  [35673]  $400.00


Failey, Dean F.  LONG ISLAND IS MY NATION. THE DECORATIVE ARTS &
CRAFTSMEN, 1640-1830.  Society for the Preservation of Long Island
Antiquities: 1998. 2nd, revised edition.  An augmented edition of this
important study which was first published to coincide with a major loan
exhibition in 1976. Fortunately, the original catalog only included a few
pieces of information which had to be corrected (and they are in the new
Preface), so the decision was made to keep the original catalog intact and
add the new illustrations and text as 40+ new pages at the beginning. The
catalog is primarily devoted to furniture and secondarily to silver, with
other arts also making an appearance. The decision to publish the new
edition as a hardcover will also prove beneficial to constant users of
this important book.  Hardcover. 9”x11.5”, 49 + 304 pages; b/w
illustrations, dj. Minor wear.  [35680]  $45.00


Fennimore, Donald L., et al.  EYE FOR EXCELLENCE. MASTERWORKS FROM
WINTERTHUR.  Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum: 1994.  This
lavishly-illustrated book documented an exhibition of “masterpieces” from
the Winterthur collections, with each curator left to decide exactly what
that word meant. Chapters feature metalwork, glass, ceramics, furniture,
textiles, paintings & prints, and books & manuscripts, and each is
preceded by a short essay by its curator.  Hardcover. 9.5”x12”, 144 pages,
color illustrations, dust jacket. Fine.  [35689]  $40.00
Field, Richard S.  THE PRINTS OF JASPER JOHNS, 1960-1993. A CATALOGUE
RAISONNE.  Universal Limited Art Editions: 1994.  A catalog of 61 prints
by Johns, with  supplementary listing of 68 prints, and a bibliography.
Elegantly set-up and printed.  Hardcover. 9.5”x13”, about 400 pages, color
and black & white illustrations, slipcased. Book fine, case with light
wear, minor soil.  [35676]  $400.00


Haertig, Evelyn.  ANTIQUE COMBS & PURSES.  Carmel; Gallery Graphics Press:
1983.  A beautifully illustrated, information-packed study of antique from
ancient times to the 20th century, but with a vast majority of the focus
on Victorian, Art Nouveau, and 20th century specimens. The first book on
the subject, it was the result of seven years research, and provides the
dealer, collector, and designer with complete information on the history,
styles, repair, and display of antique combs and purses, as well as
covering rarities, materials and artisans. The author was a veteran
collector of vintage beaded purses and wrote several books on the subject.
 Hardcover. 8.5”x11”, 304 pages, filled with color and black & white
illustrations, dust jacket. Light wear.  [35688]  $40.00


Hayward, Arthur H.  COLONIAL LIGHTING.  Boston; B.J. Brimmer Co.: 1923.
Special edition of 206 signed, numbered copies.  A standard and pioneering
history of colonial lighting, including iron, tin pewter and brass
examples, lanterns, candles and candle holders, early glass lamps, astral
and luster lamps, and more. “Important as the first attempt to document
lighting forms in America from the 17th to the 19th centuries...The text
has a strong antiquarian emphasis, including numerous digression...Objects
belonging to celebrated Americans are discussed individually. This work is
a document in itself on early collecting attitudes” (Ames & Ward). 
Hardcover. 6.5"x9.5", 159 pages, plus 114 black & white illustrations.
Printed on deckle-edged Normandy Vellum paper and bound, as issued, in ¾
French Levant leather. Minor wear.  [35687]  $200.00


Heckscher, Morrison H.  AMERICAN FURNITURE IN THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF
ART II- LATE COLONIAL PERIOD: THE QUEEN ANNE AND CHIPPENDALE STYLES.  New
York; Metropolitan Museum of Art/Random House: 1985.  A massive, scholarly
and well illustrated survey of the Met's collection. "Entries are lengthy,
authoritative on points of connoisseurship, and strengthened by
Heckscher's substantive amounts of original research..." (Ames & Ward). 
Hardcover. 9.5"x12.5", 383 pages, black & white and several color
illustrations; dust jacket. Near fine.  [35679]  $150.00


Kozloff, Max.  JASPER JOHNS.  New York; Harry N. Abrams: 1967.  The first
full-length monograph on Jasper Johns with an essay by art critic Max
Kozloff, which also represents one of his earliest books. Hardcover.
12”x11”, 195 pages, 100+ black & white illustrations and 41 tipped-in
color plates, dust jacket. minor soil, light wear.  [35675]  $375.00


Lion-Goldschmidt, Daisy.  MING PORCELAIN.  New York; Rizzoli: 1978.  A
massive, well-illustrated study which examines all aspects of Ming
porcelain, its production, history and achievements, in the 14th, 15th,
16th and 17th centuries. Illustrated with pieces from leading museums from
around the world, this remains a definitive reference work. There is also
a glossary, and a good bibliography.  Hardcover. 11.5”x12.5”, 291 pages,
41 color plates and many black & white illustrations, dust jacket. Minor
wear.  [35664]  $175.00


Medley, Margaret.  THE CHINESE POTTER. A PRACTICAL HISTORY OF CHINESE
CERAMICS.  New York; Charles Scribner's Sons: 1976.  A very standard
reference to Chinese ceramics- Margaret Medley was the Curator at the
Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art and a noted lecturer. Here she
gives a broad overview which has enough detail to be entirely useful. This
is not simply a rehash of what had been written before- much of the
material was based on recent research and archeological reports from
China.  Hardcover. 7"x10", 288 pages, 8 color plates and 215 b/w
illustrations, dj. Light wear.  [35663]  $40.00


Montgomery, Florence M.  PRINTED TEXTILES, ENGLISH AND AMERICAN COTTONS
AND LINENS 1700-1850.  New York; Viking Press: 1970.  Based on the
extensive collection at Winterthur, this study remains one of the most
comprehensive and important references to the printed textiles of the 18th
and early 19th centuries. In the catalog section of the book, more than
400 examples from the Winterthur Collection are described, including
examples of block-printed, China-blue and blue-resist,
copperplate-printed, and roller-printed textiles. Montgomery also
discusses the development of printed textiles in England in this period,
trade with the Colonies, textile furnishings in American homes, and
textile printing in America in the 18th century.  Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 379
pages, 31 color plates and 428 b&w illustrations, dj. Endpaper and
half-title page creased. Light wear.  [35660]  $185.00


Munsterberg, Hugo.  THE CERAMIC ART OF JAPAN. A HANDBOOK FOR COLLECTORS. 
Rutland; Charles E. Tuttle: 1964.  A very well-illustrated survey of
Japanese pottery and porcelain. The first section of the book covers
collecting and appreciating Japanese ceramics and types of wares. The
second portion covers the history of Japanese ceramics by type and period,
beginning with prehistoric ceramics and then with chapters on the
beginnings of the Japanese ceramics industry, tea-ceremony wares of the
Momoyama period, porcelain, Edo pottery, folk pottery, and contemporary
Japanese ceramics.  Hardcover. 8.5”x8.25”, 272 pages, 18 color plates and
200 b/w illustrations, dj. Light wear.  [35662]  $45.00


Nutting, Wallace.  FURNITURE TREASURY (MOSTLY AMERICAN ORIGIN). 
Framingham; The Old America Company: 1928 & 1933.  First editions of this
classic set (Volumes 1 & 2- 1928, Volume 3- 1933). “A massive book that
contains mostly illustrations...this book is still needed by all students
of American decorative arts” (Semowich). Nutting's massive pictorial
reference has been "regarded as the bible of furniture collectors for more
than fifty years...(it) remains an unsurpassed pictorial dictionary of
American furniture; however, the terse captions cannot be relied on..."
(Ames & Ward). Frankly, the authenticity of all the pieces cannot be
relied on either, but classics are classics, and this is one. Semowich
1429.  Hardcover. 3 volumes, 8.5"x11", 5,000 black & white illustrations;
line drawings, etc. Minor soil, a little wear. Volume One signed by
Nutting.  [35678]  $175.00


Quick, Michael.  AMERICAN PORTRAITURE IN THE GRAND MANNER: 1720-1920.  Los
Angeles County Museum of Art: 1981.  The catalog to a loan exhibition
which showcased the development of the American portrait painting in the
18th, 19th and early 20th centuries. There are four accompanying essays-
Princely Images in the Wilderness: 1720-1775, by Michael Quick – Heroes
for a New Nation: 1776-1812, by Marvin Sadik – Natural Aristocrats in a
Democracy: 1810-1870, by William H. Gerdts – Achieving the Nation’s
Imperial Destiny: 1870-1920, by Michael Quick.  Softcover. 8.5”x11”, 227
pages, black & white illustrations, 74 color plates. Some cover soil. 
[35670]  $25.00


Richards, Nancy E. & Nancy Goyne Evans.  NEW ENGLAND FURNITURE AT
WINTERTHUR. QUEEN ANNE AND CHIPPENDALE PERIODS.  Winterthur: 1997.  A
thorough catalog of the New England Queen Anne and Chippendale furniture
at Winterthur, replacing Joseph Downs’ 1952 classic catalog of this
collection. In addition to new photographs and descriptions, and some new
attributions, there is much additional furniture which was purchased after
1952.  Hardcover. 9.5”x12.5”, 514 pages, black & white illustrations.
Fine.  [35682]  $200.00


Safford, Frances Gruber. AMERICAN FURNITURE IN THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF
ART I- EARLY COLONIAL PERIOD. THE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY AND WILLIAM AND MARY
STYLES.  Metropolitan Museum of Art: 2007.  “The Metropolitan Museum’s
preeminent collection of early colonial furniture is expertly documented
in this long-awaited publication. It covers the full spectrum of furniture
forms made during the 17th and early 18th centuries—from chairs and other
seating to tables, boxes, various types of chests and cupboards, and
desks. Each of the 141 objects is thoroughly described with detailed
information on provenance, construction, condition, inscriptions,
dimensions, and materials. Photographed anew in color for this volume,
each piece is explicated in terms of the styles and craftsmanship of the
period and is evaluated in light of comparative pieces in public and
private collections throughout the country. One appendix contains
photographic details of construction and decorative elements, and another
has drawings of joints and moldings.”  Hardcover. 9.5”x12.5”, 450 pages,
color and black & white illustrations, dust jacket. Fine.  [35681]  $90.00


Smith, S.C. Kaines, et al.  CATALOGUE OF AN HERALDIC EXHIBITION AT THE
CITY MUSEUM & ART GALLERY BIRMINGHAM.  Birmingham; City Museum & Art
Gallery: 1936. Revised edition.  A descriptive catalog of a wide-ranging
loan exhibition, featuring 1,255 items including silver, enamels &
jewelry, pendants & badges, seals, signet rings, orders of chivalry,
armorials, pedigrees, grants of arms, manuscripts, bindings, pictures,
arms & armor, textiles, carvings, metal work, window & other glass and
ceramics.  Hardcover. 7.5”x10”, 180 pages, 4 b/w plates. Original colorful
softcovers bound into blue cloth. Cloth unevenly faded and somewhat
soiled, contents nice.  [35669]  $75.00


SOME EARLY MASSACHUSETTS BROADSIDES. A Massachusetts Historical Society
Picture Book.  Boston: 1964.  A selection ranging from the mid 17th
century to the Declaration of Independence.  Softcover. 8.5”x11”, 2 pages
of text plus 29 b/w plates; light soil, a little wear.  [35685]  $20.00


Stealingworth, Slim.  TOM WESSELMANN.  New York; Abbeville Press: 1980.  A
colorful explosion of a coffee-table sized book which covers Wesselmann’s
drawings, prints, paintings & collages. There is also a biography, list of
exhibitions, and selected bibliography.  Hardcover. 12”x13”, 321 pages,
color and black & white illustrations. Pictorial covers, light soil. Mylar
jacket, chipped.  [35674]  $150.00


Townsend, Horace.  A TOUCHTONE FOR SILVER.  New York; The Gorham Company:
1917.  A charming and interesting little essay built around William
Boteler's classic and important 1677 treatise "A Touch-Stone for Gold and
Silver Wares, or, A Manual for Goldsmiths". In the first section, Townsend
describes the book and its history and importance; in the second section
he is daydreaming at the Gorham Silver office and is visited by Boteler
himself, who he proceeds to take on a tour of the Gorham plant. Quirky, in
that American Antiquarian 1920s sort of way...  Uncommon.  Hardcover.
5"x8", 41 pages, 8 b/w plates. Publisher’s full, ruled leather with gilt
titles and devices in a rough facsimile of a 17th century binding. Covers
with a little wear, touch of soil.  [35665]  $100.00


Trovaioli, August P. & Roulhac B. Toledano.  WILLIAM AIKEN WALKER.
SOUTHERN GENRE PAINTER.  Gretna; Pelican Publishing Company: 2008.  “Born
in South Carolina in 1838, William Aiken Walker remains one of the South’s
most gifted and treasured artists. Though mostly known for his
breathtaking depictions of black Southerners following the Civil War, he
is also recognized for his lush and vivid landscapes, which capture the
eye and the imagination. After serving in the Confederate Army during the
Civil War, Walker traveled throughout the South to sell his paintings to
tourists in areas such as New Orleans, Charleston, and cities across
Georgia. In those years, he created the most extensive record of black
life of the period and permanently influenced art in the South. With 157
color illustrations and fifty-eight black-and-white paintings and
drawings, William Aiken Walker is a remarkable documentary of Walker’s
life as an artist and as a man. First published in 1972, this book is now
presented by Pelican in a stunning new edition that includes scores of
color photographs not used in the previous edition”.  Hardcover. 8.5”x11”,
220 pages, color and black & white illustrations, dust jacket. Fine.
Signed by Toledano.  [35671]  $35.00


Wheatley, Henry B. & Philip H. Delamotte.  ART WORK IN GOLD AND SILVER
–Modern.  New York; Charles Scribner’s Sons: 1882.  The second of two
handbooks on silverwork, the first having been devoted to Medieval work,
while this one covers the 16th-18th centuries, and includes a final
chapter on Victorian-era pieces. From the ‘Handbook of Practical Art’
series.  Hardcover. 6”x9”, 59+ pages (paginated 65-124);
chromolithographed frontispiece and many line illustrations and plates.
Light wear, some soil; ex-library with several stamps, bookplate, etc;
front hinge cracked.  [35667]  $25.00


Woodward, Roland H. & David B. Warren.  BANCROFT WOODCOCK, SILVERSMITH. 
Wilmington; Historical Society of Delaware: 1976.  The excellent,
well-illustrated catalog to the first comprehensive exhibition of the
gifted 18th century Delaware silversmith's work. Woodward wrote an essay
on Woodcock silver in the Historical Society's collections, and Warren
contributed a study of Woodcock the silversmith, landowner and individual.
Uncommon.  Softcover. 8"x8", 38 pages, 51 b/w illustrations. Cover soil. 
[35668]  $85.00


Wurfbain, M.L., et al.  LEIDS ZILVER.  Leiden; Stedelijk Museum de
Lakenhal: 1977.  A loan exhibition of antique silver made in Leiden, with
some silversmith biographies.  Softcover. 9"x10.5", 171 pages, many b/w
illustrations; light wear.  [35684]  $125.00


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