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American Antiques from Israel Sack Collection, Volume VI

By Sack, Israel

Highland House Publishers, Inc., 1979. 298 pages. Hardcover, volume 6 only from a complete ten volume set, each book having been issued separately. Bound in red cloth covered boards and wrapped in an illustrated paper dustjacket. The previous owner's bookplate remains on the inside front cover, and the jacket has some wear to the edges, although now encased in a Mylar sleeve. The book itself has a tight binding, sharp edges, and bright, clean interior. Text in English, including a special section by Clement E. Conger of Decorative Arts at the White House and one by John Wilmerding on the American painting collection of the White House. Profusely illustrated, largely in black and white, but with 56 pages of color. Even this many years later, this remains an exceptional reference, with an expertly prepared index for ease of use.. Cloth. Very Good/Good.



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Echoes of the Earth : Ceramics by Toshiko Takaezu

By Shields, Scott A

Crocker Art Museum, Sacremento CA, 2007. 39 pages color illustrations throughout. Still in publisher's shrinkwrap. Illustrated boards. Square format. Published on the occasion of the exhibition from the Crocker Art Museum, Sacremento CA May 18-August 19, 2007. Select Biography.. Cloth. New/No Jacket, As Issued.



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The Pine Furniture of Early New England

By Kettell, Russell Hawes

Dover Publications, Inc., New York, 1959. 477 pages. Hardcover, bound in brown cloth covered boards and wrapped in an illustrated paper dustjacket. This copy is neither the 1929 original printing or the version that remains in print today, but a handsome 1959 re-issue. The dustjacket is yellowed some, with chipping and losses at the edges, although now encased in a Mylar sleeve. A previous owner's bookplate remains affixed to the inside front cover, but otherwise, the edges of the boards are sharp, with a tight binding and clean and otherwise unmarked interior. Introduction by E. J. Hipkiss. Texts in English, with a short list of books and museums, 230 photographs, and 55 line drawings.. Cloth. Very Good/Good.



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American Chairs: Queen Anne and Chippendale,

By Kirk, John T

Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1972. 208 pages. Hardcover, bound in brown cloth covered boards and wrapped in an illustrated paper dustjacket. Jacket has been price-clipped and has some light wear to the edges, although now encased in a Mylar sleeve. The previous owner's bookplate remains neatly affixed to the inside front cover, but otherwise, the edges are sharp and there are no other markings on the interior. Text in English, with many illustrations in black and white.. Cloth. Very Good/Near Fine.



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Diego Giacometti

By Armbruster, John ; Rotzler, Willy

Marisa Del Re Gallery, Inc., New York, 1985. 50 pages. Paperback exhibition catalogue, bound with glossy stiff illustrated paper covers. There is some moderate handling wear to the covers, including a disruption to the surface of the lower right corner of the front cover and shelfwear to the edges. Else, the binding is solid and secure, and the interior is clean and clear of markings. Text in English, with numerous illustrations in both black and white and color. Published on the occasion of the exhibition presented in St. Louis from May 4-June 1, 1985, and subsequently in New York from June 6 -July, 1985.. Wrappers. Very Good.



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Castellani and Italian Archaeological Jewelry

By Soros, Susan Weber ; Walker, Stefanie

Yale University Press, New Haven, 2004. 428 pages. Hardcover, bound in blue cloth covered boards and wrapped in an illustrated paper dustjacket. There is a barely perceptible bump to the lower right corner of the front cover, with equally imperceptible shelfwear rubbing to the edges of the dustjacket, now encased in a Mylar sleeve. Texts in English, with lavish photography of beautiful craftsmanship, researched deeply and presented with exceptional scholarship. Published on the occasion of the exhibition held in New York from November 18, 2004-February 6, 2005 ; Rome from February 21-May 20, 2005 ; and London from June 13-October 2, 2005. . Cloth. Fine Condition/Fine Condition.



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Le Grand Livre de la Faïence Française

By Faÿ-Hallé, Antoinette; Lahaussois, Christine

Office du Livre, Fribourg , 1986. 242 pages 300 illustrations 150 in color. Text is in French. List of Marks. Bibliography and Index. . Cloth. Fine Condition/Fine Condition.



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Potters and Potteries of Chester County Pennsylvania

By James, Arthur E

Schiffer Publishing Ltd., Exton PA, 1978. 208 pages. Hardcover, bound in reddish brown leatherette and issued without a dustjacket. Signed, and perhaps numbered by the author on the title page: "Arthur E. James 2092." Else, no other interior markings are evident, with a tight binding and sharp edges. Text in English, with illustrations in black and white.. Signed by the Author. Cloth. Fine Condition/No Jacket, As Issued.



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Fine Huanghuali Furniture from an Important Private American Collection [Thursday, 21 March, 2013]

By Christie's

Christie's, New York, 2013. 86 pages. Paperback auction catalogue, bound in stiff, glossy and illustrated paper covers. There is a very slight bend at the crown of the spine, but essentially still in crisp, tight, sharp and clean condition, with an uncreased spine and clean, unmarked interior. Texts in English and lavishly illustrated in color. Published on the occasion of the sale held in New York on March 21, 2013.. Wrappers. Near Fine.



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Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Part I [Thursday, 21 and Friday 22 March, 2013]

By Christie's

Christie's, New York, 2013. 258 pages. Paperback auction catalogue, bound in stiff, glossy and illustrated paper covers. Crisp, tight, sharp and clean condition copy, with an uncreased spine and clean, unmarked interior. Texts in English and lavishly illustrated in color. Published on the occasion of the sale held in New York on March 21-22, 2013.. Wrappers. Fine Condition.



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Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Part II [Friday 22 March, 2013]

By Christie's

Christie's, New York, 2013. 222 pages. Paperback auction catalogue, bound in stiff, glossy and illustrated paper covers. Crisp, tight, sharp and clean condition copy, with texts in English and lavishly illustrated in color. Published on the occasion of the sale held in New York on March 22, 2013.. Wrappers. Fine Condition.



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A Collecting Legacy : Fine Chinese Jade Carvings and Works of Art from the Lizzadro Collection [Thursday, 21 March, 2013]

By Christie's

Christie's, New York, 2013. 112 pages. Paperback auction catalogue, bound in stiff, glossy and illustrated paper covers. There is a very slight bend at the crown of the spine, and a few horizontal scratches on the rear cover, but essentially still in crisp, tight, sharp and clean condition, with an uncreased spine and clean, unmarked interior. Texts in English and lavishly illustrated in color. Published on the occasion of the sale held in New York on March 21, 2013.. Wrappers. Near Fine.



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Gilded Wood : Conservation and History

By Lins, Andrew ; Hatchfield, Pamela ; Newman, Richard ; Masako Koyano ; Serck-Dewaide, Myriam

Sound View Press, Madison, 1991. 432 pages. Hardcover, bound in blue cloth covered boards and wrapped in an illustrated paper dustjacket. The corners of the boards have been bumped, and the previous owner's name remains stamped in black ink on the title page. There is also a small loss of surface paper on the inside rear cover. Otherwise, the binding remains solid, the dustjacket bright, and the interior clean and clear of any other markings. 36 essays in English by a team of leading international experts, profusely illustrated with 43 color and 248 black and white photos.. Cloth. Good/Near Fine.



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Korean art collection in the Kyushu Ceramic Museum, Japan

By Kungnip Munhwajae Yon'guso

National Research Institute of Cultural Heritage, 2012. 200 pages. Paperback, bound with stiff illustrated paper French fold covers. DVD tucked in pocket affixed to inside rear cover. Text almost entirely in Korean, save for a brief extract in English. Crisp, tight, sharp and clean condition, with an uncreased spine and unmarked interior. Extensively illustrated in color, with multiple images, including underside, of almost all of the works examined.. Wrappers. Fine Condition.



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Helena Hernmarck : Tapestry Weaver

By Brummer, Hans Henrik; Boman, Monica and Patricia Malarcher

Byggförlaget Kultur, Stockholm, 1999. 127 pages 105 illustrations 64 in color. A small gift inscription from the artist to the previous owner on the front free endpaper. Text is in English. Introduction by the Director of Prince Eugen's Waldemarsudde, Stockholm, Hans Henrik Brummer. Biographical Sketch. . Inscribed by the Artist. Cloth. Fine Condition/Fine Condition.



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Loud Bones : The Jewelry of Nancy Worden

By Lebaron, Michelle ; Platt, Susan Noyes ; Hushka, Rock ; English, Helen Williams Drutt

Takoma Art Museum, Takoma, WA, 2009. 128 pages. Paperback exhibition catalogue, bound with stiff paper glossy printed French fold covers. Inscribed in black ink on the half title "For Rita / Nancy Worden." Otherwise, there are no other markings to the interior, and only the faintest degree of handling to the covers. The spine remains uncreased and the edges sharp. Texts in English, with illustrations in color. Published on the occasion of the exhibition held from November 21, 2009-January 17, 2010. . Inscribed by the Artist. Wrappers. Fine Condition.



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Christie's : The Crown of the Andes [New York, Monday, November 20, 1995]

By Christie's

Christie's, New York, 1995. 64 pages color illustrations throughout. Illustrated wraps. Minor rubbing to the edges. . Wrappers. Fine Condition.



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Russian Silver of the Centuries (16th - Early 20th)

By Muntyan, Tatiana

Slavia, St. Petersburg , 2004. 254 pages 200 illustrations in color. A bump to the lower, right-hand corner, hidden by the dustjacket now protected with a Mylar cover. Text is in English. Literature from pages 252 to 254 in Russian. . Cloth. Near Fine/Near Fine.



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For the Tabletop

By Evans, Meryle ; Sass, Lorna

American Art Association of New York, New York, 1980. 64 pages. Square format paperback exhibition catalogue, bound in glossy stiff printed paper covers. Printed exhibition checklist laid in at front has some wear to the edges that extend beyond the edges of the catalogue itself. Else, the wear to the edges of the actual catalogue are minimal and interior is clean and free of markings. Text in English, with illustrations in black and white. Featuring ceramics, silver, and glass works by artists as diverse as Roy Lichtenstein, Alexander Calder, Alvar Aalto, Salvador Dali, and many others.. Wrappers. Near Fine.



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Minimalism and Applied II : Daimler Art Collection

By Wiehager, Renate ; Cremer-Bermbach, Susannah

Daimler Contemporary, Berlin, 2010. 112 pages. Paperback exhibition catalogue, bound in stiff printed paper covers. Crisp, tight, sharp and clean condition with uncreased spine and clean, unmarked interior. Texts in German and English. Illustrations in both black and white and color. Published on the occasion of the exhibition held from October 29, 2010-March 27, 2011 featuring work by a large number of designers such as Jean Prouvé, Gerrit Rietveld, Albert Weis, Eileen Gray, Gail Hastings, and many others.. Wrappers. Fine Condition.


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