SPEAKING OF BOOKS...
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February 13th, 2007.
The Book Elves have a tradition of being hard on pots and plates- there was the time they decided to "Class Up" the greenhouse by repotting all the cacti in the 18th century Sevres; there was that regrettable incident after too much eggnog last Christmas when they tried to find out how high "too high" was when it came to stacking the Wegdwood dinnerware; and we're all trying to forget last July 4th's infamous "Great Minton Shoot"...
But before they reduced 200 years worth of the potters art to several bucketfuls of shiny shards that are being donated to the local arts center to be made into a mosaic for the new bus station, the finished our latest catalog-
"BOOKS ON CERAMICS" is now available on our website or in printed format. It features 270 books and catalogs on pottery, porcelain and related topics, with highlights including-
-The catalog to Brother Thomas's first pottery exhibition.
-A scarce 1951 catalog of Masonic pottery.
-The uncommon original 1908 edition of Henry Mercer's guide to the mosaic tiles at the Pennsylvania State Capitol.
-A beautifully illustrated 1900 survey of Egyptian ceramics by Henry Wallis, limited to 200 copies..
-A massive biography of Lady Diana Beauclerk, 18th century Society Lady and Wedgwood artist.
- and much, much more!
Request a printed copy, or browse the catalog on our website.
Don't forget to visit our new
"RECENT ACQUISITIONS for
February, 2007" which features
231 books and catalogs on furniture,
silver, ceramics, glass, textiles, art,
architecture and related fields.
Request a printed copy,
or you can browse the catalog
on our website.
We recently got three great new publisher-overstock titles in about Viennese silver, the first celebrity chef, and antique tiles-
Huey, Michael (ed.). Viennese Silver. Modern Design 1780-1918. Hatje Cantz Verlag: 2003. Illustrated with more than 500 images, including 189 color plates, this volume presents more than 180 outstanding silver objects from Vienna, of the period from Neoclassicism to the Wiener Werkstatte. The book compares late 18th-century works with examples of early 20th-century design and architecture, offering both a detailed look at Vienna's unquestioned influence on the development of the modern decorative arts and also evidence that the roots of modernism's spare, clean lines go back further than is often assumed. Images from popular culture-airplanes, rocket ships, sleek urban structures-are compared to the tureens, tableware, and decorative items they inspired. Published in conjunction with the loan exhibition at the Neue Gallery in New York and the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna. Hardcover. 9.5x11.5, 398 pages, b/w and color illustrations, dj. New. 
Published at $125.00.
Available for a limited time for $60.00
Kelly, Ian. Cooking for Kings. The Life of Antonin Careme, the First Celebrity Chef. New York; Walker & Co.: 2003. A unique feast of biography and Regency cookbook, Cooking for Kings takes readers on a culinary tour of the palaces of Britain and Europe in the ultimate age of gastronomic indulgence, when, for the first time, chefs became celebrities and the modern restaurant was born. Antonin Careme invented the chefs hat and soufflé, and cooked for Romanovs, Rothschilds, Emperors and Kings. Hardcover. 5.5x8.5, 301 pages, several color and line illustrations, dj. New. 
Published at $26.00.
Available for a limited time for $10.00
Lang, Gordon (ed.). 1000 Tiles. Ten Centuries of Decorative Ceramics. San Francisco; Chronicle Books: 2004. A colorful extravaganza of antique tiles, from antique Islamic and Dutch tiles and Italian maiolica to Medieval pavements and colorful Victorian, Arts & Crafts and Art Deco examples. The authors include Paul Atterbury, Catherine Blake and Riccardo Sorani. If you love tiles youll love this thick, weighty book. Softcover. 8x9, 320 pages, packed with color illustrations. New. 
Published at $29.95.
Available for a limited time for $15.00
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