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The Priceless Possession of a Few: a brief history of the Gruen Watch Company, their 50th Anniversary Watch, and Contemporary Prestige Watches; a supplement to the Bulletin of the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors, Inc. ; number 10; Winter, 1974

By Eugene T. Fuller

Columbia, PA: National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors, 1974. First edition thus. Original Wraps. Very good. Octavo pamphlet, 8 3/4" tall, 64 pages, stiff yellow wraps. A very good, clean neat soft cover over all with light shelf wear and slight exterior soiling, binding tight, paper white.

$19.00

COLLECTION IN THE MAKING: A Survey of the Problems Involved in Collecting Pictures Together with Brief Estimates of the Painters in the Phillips Memorial Gallery.

By Duncan Phillips.

New York/Washington, DC: E. Weyhe/Phillips Memorial Gallery, 1926. First edition thus. Decorative Cloth. Good/Without Dustjacket. Large quarto, 12 1/2" tall, 112 text pages, Illustrated with 2 color and 144 b&w plates, blue cloth with gilt titles. A good original hard cover with moderate shelf wear, fraying started at top and bottom of the back strip, with a 1" tear at the top, spine canted;rear hinge cracked but secure, binding solid, paper light to moderately yellowed, interior clean.

$19.00

Maxfield Parrish Prints: a collector's guide

By Marian S. Sweeney; introduction by William Morgan

Dublin, New Hampshire: William L. Bauhan, 1974. First edition. Original Wraps. Very good. Octavo, 8 1/2" tall, xx + 137 pages, stiff illustrated wraps. A very good, clean, sturdy soft cover with minor shelf wear, binding tight, paper cream white.

$8.50

Ruth Webb Lee's Sandwich Glass Handbook

By Ruth Webb Lee

Northboro, Massachusetts: Ruth Webb Lee, 1947. Fourth printing. Original Wraps. Very Good -. "A handy pocket volume containing all of the photographs and line drawings used in Sandwich Glass. A comprehensive checklist and authoritative guide for collectors. Octavo, 8 1/4" tall, unpaginated (approx 240 pages) stiff printed wraps. A very good minus over all, generally clean, moderately worn soft cover, covers slightly soilded and color faded, and a cloth backstrip added to the spine; hinges and binding solid, paper lightly yellowed with a small dampstain to the bottom fore-edge margin.

$4.50

Toys From American Childhood 1845 - 1945
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Toys From American Childhood 1845 - 1945

By Tim Luke

New York, New York: Portfolio Press, 2001. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Quarto, 12 1/4" tall, 256 pages, gilt titles on maroon boards. A near fine, clean, neat hard cover first edition, with little shelf wear but bumping to one corner; hinges and binding tight, paper white. In a near fine, lightly worn dust jacket with original price.

$12.50

The Standard AirPost [Stamp] Catalog; with which is combined The Dworak Specialized Catalog of U.S. and Canadian Air Mail Covers; 1933 Edition

By Donald E. Dickason (editor)

Wooster, Ohio: The Berkshire Exchange, 1933. First edition thus. Hardcover--cloth. Good. Duodecimo, 7 1/4" tall, 454 pages with intertextual illustration. A good, generally clean, sturdy hard cover with moderate shelf wear, rubbing at all extremities, fore-corner tips through to boards, backstrip edges starting to fray at top and bottom edges ; bindin slightly shaken, hinges and binding solid, paper moderately yellowed with foxing to the endpapers and fore-edges. Lacking dust jacket.

$28.50

Making Money in Autographs

By George Sullivan; introduction by Charles Hamilton

New York, New York: Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, 1977. Reprint. Hardcover--cloth. Very Good / Good. Octavo, 9 1/4" tall, 223 pages with black and white intertextual illustration throughout, gilt titles on gray cloth. A very good, clean, neat hard cover first edition with light shelf wear but color fading to the cloth at the margins; hinges and binding tight, paper cream white with light foxing to the fore-edges. In a good, moderately worn dust jacket with the original price.

$7.50

The Photograph Collector's Guide

By Lee D. Witkin and Barbara London

New York, New York: New York Graphic Society, 1980. Second printing. Hardcover. Very Good +. Quarto, 11" tall, x + 438 pages, black & white illustrations throughout, stiff illustrated wraps; bibliography. A very good plus, clean soft cover with moderate shelf wear and a short tear at the top of the spine; hinges and binding tight, paper white.

$9.50

Chinese Rugs Designed for Needlepoint

By Maggie Lane

New York, New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1975. First edition. Decorative Cloth. Very Good / Good. Quarto, 12 1/4", 114 pages, white cloth. A very good, clean, sturdy hard cover first edition with moderate shelf wear; hinges and binding solid, paper cream white, with the previous owner's name on the front endpaper. In a good, moderately edge worn dust jacket with the original price present.

$9.50

English Pewter Touchmarks; including the marks of origin of the some Scottish and Irish Pewterers / American Pewter Marks & Makers: a handbook for collectors (two original soft cover books sold together)

By Radway Jackson; edited by Ronald F. Michaelis / Celia Jacobs

Radnor, Pennsylvania / Brattleboro vt: Wallace-Homestead / Stephen Greene Press, 1970 / 1981. First edition / Second edition. Original Wraps. both Near Fine. 2 individual vols. 1: Duodecimo, 7" tall, 123 pages, stiff illustrated wraps. A near fine, clean, neat soft cover with light shelf wear; binding tight, paper white. / 2: Duodecimo, 6 1/2" tall, 93 pages, stiff illustrated wraps. A near fine, clean, neat soft cover with light shelf wear; binding tight, paper white.

$9.50

American Country Furniture 1780 - 1875.

By Ralph and Terry Kovel

New York, New York: Crown, 1965. First edition. Hardcover--cloth. Very Good / Good. Quarto, 11 1/4, vii + 248 pages with intertextual B & W illustration, gray cloth. A very good hard cover with minor shelf wear and rubbing at the corners, cloth slightly color faded at the margins; hinges and binding solid, paper white but fore-edges lightly yellowed with a small inscription on both the front and rear endpapers. In a good, edge worn dust jacket with chipping at the folds.

$9.50

Rugs as an Investment

By Parviz Nemati

New York, New York: Charles E. Tuttle / Agate Press, 1980. First Edition. Decorative Cloth. Very Good / Very Good. Quarto, 12" tall, 209 pages, gilt titles on blue cloth. A very good, clean, sturdy hard cover first edition with minor shelf wear; hinges and binding solid, paper cream white, with light foxing to the fore-edge. In a very good, moderately worn dust jacket.

$19.00

Fairy Lamps : Evening's Glow of Yesteryear

By Amelia E. MacSwiggan ; Marjories M. Smith (introductions)

New York, New York: Bonanza Books, 1962. Reprint. Hardcover. Very Good / Good. Octavo, 9 1/4" tall, 170 pages, red boards. A very good, clean, neat hard cover with minor shelf wear and rubbing at the corners; binding tight, paper just slightly yellowed, but a blush of foxing to the fore-edge and endpapers. in a good moderately worn dust jacket.

$9.50

Early American Pressed Glass (enlarged and revised); a classification of patterns collectible in sets together and with individual pieces for table decorations

By Ruth Webb Lee

Pittsford, New York: Ruth Webb Lee, 1933. Sixth edition. Decorative Cloth. Very Good / Fair. Octavo, 8 3/4" tall, xxiv + 683 pages, gilt titles on decorative blue cloth. A very good, clean, moderately worn hard cover, cloth edge color faded; hinges and binding tight, paper lightly yellowed with light foxing to the fore-edges. With a tattered dust jacket which is split into pieces at the folds.

$12.50

Cambridge Glass 1818 to 1888: the story of the New England Glass Company

By Laura Woodside Watkins

Boston, Massachusetts: Little, Brown & Co., 1930. First edition. Decorative Cloth. Near Fine / Fair. Octavo, 8" tall, xxi + 199 pages, decorative blue cloth. A near fine, clean, neat lightly worn hard cover (spine titles just slightly faded; hinges and binding tight, paper more cream than white. With a tattered dust jacket which is split into pieces at the folds (enclosed in a mylar jacket.).

$95.00

Dime Detective Index

By James L. Traylor

New Carrollton, MD 20784: Pulp Collector Press, 1986. First printing. Original Wraps. Fine. Octavo, 7 1/4" tall, 124 pages, black and white illustrated stiff card cover, perfect bound. A fine, clean, neat original soft cover with light shelf wear; binding solid, paper white.

$65.00

Costume Jewelry: the Great Pretenders

By Lyngerda Kelley and Nancy Schiffer

West Chester, PA: Schiffer, 1987. First edition thus. Original Wraps. Near Fine. Quarto, 11" tall, 168 pages, stiff illustrated wraps. A near fine, clean, sturdy soft cover with light shelf wear ; interior fine, binding tight, paper white.

$19.00

Rare Books and their prices with chapters on pictures, pottery, porcelain, and postage stamps

By W. Roberts

London, England: George Redway, 1895. First printing. Decorative Cloth. Good +. Octavo, 7 3/4" tall, 344 pages, gilt tiles and top fore-edge, green cloth. A good +, generally clean and sturdy copy hard cover first edition with light soiling to the cover cloth, minor rubbing to the cloth at the corners, hinges cracked but sturdy and internal binding solid, paper lightly yellowed. A scarce title.

$19.00

Antique Trader Guide to Fakes & Reproductions ; includes 1,036 photo of fakes and originals (3rd edition)

By Mark Chervenka

Iola, Wisconsin: kp books (Krause), 2003. First edition thus. Original Wraps. Near Fine. Octavo, 9" tall" tall, 576 pages, intertextual illustration, stiff pictorial wraps. A near fine, clean, neat soft cover catalogue with light shelf wear; binding tight, paper white.

$19.00

Scott's Standard Postage Stamp Catalogue (The Encycolopedia of Philately); Ninety-ninth Edition, (103) 1943; Volume 1 (one) ; The Americas and the British Commonwealth of Nations.

By Hugh Clark et al editors

New York, New York: Scott Stamp & Coin Co., 1942. First edition thus. Hardcover--cloth. Very Good. Sextodecimo, 9" tall, 898 pages + addenda and ads, green cloth. A very good, clean, sturdy hard cover with minor shelf wear; hinges and binding solid, paper moderately yellowed. Lacking dust jacket.

$14.50

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