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Antique Silver Servers for the Dining Table

by B. Seymour Rabinovitch.

A lavish and beautiful book with 400 crisp b&w photographs and a scholarly and readable text packed with information. It is the only study of broad-bladed silver servers used for fish and other foods in the 18th and 19th centuries. Also included is related material on food serving customs and their evolution, place settings, related articles, etc. The focus is on English examples, with American and European pieces also illustrated. 8.5"x11", 291 pages, 400 b&w illustrations, dj. $65

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American Silver,
The Work of Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century Silversmiths

by John H.
Buck, & R.T.H. Halsey.

A facsimile reprint of the historic 1906 exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. This was the first exhibition devoted solely to American silver. 7"x10", 100 pages, plus 30 b&w plates. Softcover $20; Hardcover $40

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A Memoir of James DeVeaux,
Artist of Charleston, South Carolina 1812-1844

by Robert W. Gibbes.

A facsimile reprint of the original, very scarce 1846 edition. DeVeaux was a gifted artist who began his career painting portraits before traveling to Europe to study. He spent several years in Italy before dying tragically there in 1844. This memoir quotes extensively from his letters and journals, and afford a revealing look at the life of a struggling young American artist in the 1830s and 40s. DeVeaux was a keen observer and a witty and skillful writer, and his biography should find a welcome place in many art libraries. 6"x9", 258 pages, portrait frontispiece, cloth binding, printed on acid-free paper, dust jacket. Limited to 250 numbered copies. $35

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The Silversmiths of Little Rest

by William Davis Miller.

A facsimile reprint of the scarce 1928 edition. Little Rest (now Kingston) Rhode Island was a prosperous 18th century community which supported six silversmiths between 1745 and the early part of the 19th century. They included Samuel Casey, the notorious counterfeiter, and other equally interesting, tragic and notable men. Miller's original work was issued in a very limited edition. 7"x10", 50 pages plus 10 b&w plates; printed on acid-free paper and clothbound; dust jacket. Edition limited to 250 numbered copies. $65

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