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cover of Die Raumkunst der Grossen Wiener Schule

Die Raumkunst der Grossen Wiener Schule

by Oldenbruch, Ernst

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Kritzendorf, Germany: Oldenbruch, [circa 1920]. Small folio (overall size 38.7 x 28.7 cm). Set of 10 loose diorama-type plates, housed in a contemporary custom-made box. Some light soiling and toning to margins, images primarily bright and clean, overall very good. An unconventional publication meant to facilitate the planning of interior decoration in domestic environments, consisting of ten stiff board… Read more
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cover of Color Suggestions for the Home. McMurtry Color Suggestion Book

Color Suggestions for the Home. McMurtry Color Suggestion Book

by Denver.- The McMurtry Mfg. Co

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Denver: The McMurtry Mfg. Co., [1940s]. Oblong 8vo (16.5 x 22.8 cm). Original color-illustrated wrappers; 4 pp. text followed by 30 color plates printed rectos only. Some very minor soiling and toning to covers, minor wear along spine, overall very good. The McMurtry Manufacturing Company was formed in 1905, when John McMurtry purchased and reorganized the Hallack Paint, Oil,… Read more
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cover of Tibetisches Kunsthandwerk in Metall

Tibetisches Kunsthandwerk in Metall

by Hummel, Siegbert

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27 pp. text describing eighteen examples of intricate Tibetan metalwork dating from the 17th through 19th centuries, including sword guards, boxes, decorative panels, etc., notes, 19 plates (1 tipped-in color). 4to. Boards, d.j., d.j. chipped slightly along bottom. Leipzig (Otto Harrassowitz) 1954.
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cover of Découpages. Les Albums du Père Castor. Albums 1 through 4 (complete series)

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A complete series of four 20 pp. albums, the first three with a single page explanatory introduction followed by pages featuring colorful graphic images, the first album featuring simple everyday objects such as an ax, an iron, a teapot, sewing notions, a coffee mill, and a shaving set, the second album with images of flowers and plants, and the… Read more
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cover of Ball der Stadt Wien. 1909. Den Damen Wiens gewidmet vom Ballkomitee der Stadt Wien. Gedenktage aus dem Jahre 1809. Eine Erinnerung. Mit 12 chromolithographischen Tafeln von Remigius Geyling [Ball of the City of Vienna. 1909. Dedicated to the ladies of Berlin by the Ball Committee of Vienna. Remembrances from the year 1809. A recollection. With twelve chromolithographed plates by Remigius Geyling]

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Vienna: Wilhelm Melzer, 1909. Oblong octavo (14.7 × 17 cm). Original white leather with gold, red, and black armorial stamping; all edges gilt; [2] pp., title, 1 pp. poem by Harmann Hangoo, followed by 11 fine chromolithographic plates showing an illustrated score by Haydn and scenes commemorating events in Vienna during the Napoleonic War of 1809. Housed in the… Read more
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cover of AS Artes Plásticas No Brasil. Antecedentes, Artes Indigenas e Populares, Artes Aplicadas. Volume I.

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The first volume from a three-volume set on the art of Brazil, 296 pp., edited and with an introduction by Rodrigo M. F. de Andrade, this volume containing essays on archaeology, indigenous art, Portuguese antecedents, furniture, goldsmithing, ceramics, and other topics, contributors include Frederico Barata, Gastão Cruls, Cecilia Meireles, Reinaldo dos Santos, J. Wasth Rodrigues, José Gisella Valladares, and… Read more
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$150.00
cover of Nagrudnye znaki russkoi armii [Medals of the Russian Military]

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Paris: Tanais, 1966. Octavo (25 × 16.5 cm). Original decorative boards; 227, [5] pp. Illustrations throughout. Some hand coloring of medals (likely by Pavel Pashkov) on pp. 29-33, 45, and 199. Very good. First edition of Serge Andolenko's work on Russian medals. The introduction to the text indicates that the book is printed on special stock intended for coloration,… Read more
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$450.00
cover of Antique Italian "Tombola" Game

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Antique Italian bingo-type game set, likely late 19th or early 20th century, comprised of cardboard game board with 90 gold-numbered spaces on red ground with embossed gold paper frame, 90 hand-numbered wooden game tokens, and 15 sets of 87 total individual cards, housed in 8 colored cardstock sleeves, the cards hand-numbered and with hand-colored empty spaces. Some light age-appropriate… Read more
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cover of Die Glasmalereien der Schweiz vom 12. bis zum Beginn des 14. Jahrhunderts

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139 pp. text on high medieval Swiss stained glass in 7 churches and museums, detailed descriptions, extensive scholarly notes, bibliography, index, 28 text illustrations, 78 photographic plates (9 in color), 56 small photographic illustrations. Lg. 4to. Cloth, d.j. Basel (Birkhauser) 1956. (Corpus Vitrearum Medii Aevi, Schweiz I).
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cover of Il Mobile Veneziano del Settecento

Il Mobile Veneziano del Settecento

by Morazzoni, Giuseppe, & Saul Levy

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2 vols., 36 pp. text on 18th-century furniture and decorative pieces from Venice, notes, bibliography, hundreds of illustrations on 550 plates (23 in color) showing bracketed and freestanding tables, bureaus, desks, doors, chairs, couches, small sculptures and other decorative objects. Large 4to. Cloth, .dj. Milan (Gorlich) 1964. A fundamental work on 18th century Venetian furniture.
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cover of Filippo Comerio: Dipinti, Disegni, Maioliche. Studio e Catalogo

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Comerio. 172 pp. monograph and detailed, fully documented catalogue raisonné of the paintings, drawings and maiolica by the 18th-century Bolognese artist, biography, bibliography, indices, over 300 illus. (some in color). Large 4to. Cloth, d.j. Bergamo 1978. (Monumenta Bergomensia, 50). Previous owner's ex-libris plate on fly-leaf.
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cover of The Junius B. Bird Pre-Columbian Textile Conference

The Junius B. Bird Pre-Columbian Textile Conference

by Pollard Rowe, Ann, Elizabeth P. Benson & Anne-Louise Schaffer

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278 pp. compendium of essays by noted scholars discussing various aspects of textile fabrication in Pre-Columbia Latin America, including painted cloths, textile structures, and tools, notes, bibliography, illustrated throughout, 2 charts analyzing textile composition laid-in. 4to. Cloth. Washington D.C. (The Textile Museum & Dumbarton Oaks) 1979.
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cover of Permanence de la Parure et du Masque Africains

Permanence de la Parure et du Masque Africains

by Bernolles, Jacques

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CXXIV, 632 pp. text on lasting elements in African costumes and masks, ext. notes, bibliography, index, text illus., numerous illus. on 62 plates from line drawings. Large 8vo. Wrpps. Paris (Maisonneuve) 1966.
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cover of Las Prensas Solbrig-Platschick Aplicadas a la Joyeria Artistica

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103 pp. text promoting a jewelry press, demonstrating its uses for molding metal, making rings, etc., 68 text illustrations, 6 color plates. 8to. Wrpps., spine sl. chipped. Paris/Madrid (C. Ash, Sons & Co.) n.d. (ca. early 20th century).
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cover of Collection of Art Deco and Art Nouveau French Wall Stencils

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Group of 50 assorted antique wall stencils, most with botanical motifs, other designs include Art Nouveau and Art Deco abstract and geometric patterns, figures, animals, and insects, most consisting of a cut-out metallic card stock stencil with handmade paper backing sheet, 13 blindstamped "LEFRANC PARIS" in the corner. Some with numbered sticker to one corner. Various sizes, sheets ranging… Read more
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cover of Nogaku Komenshu. Onshi Kyoto Hakubutsukan Tokubetsu Tenkan

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Unpaginated (6) pp. title and introductory matter, including list of exhibited works, accompanying 57 plates (3 in superb color) showing excellent photographs of dramatic Noh masks, most from the collections of private individuals (mainly patriarchs of Noh acting families) and a few held by National museums. Folio. Paper-covered boards, tie-bound, covers sl. rubbed, housed in later cloth case (worn).… Read more
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cover of Denkmaeler der Renaissance in Daenemark

Denkmaeler der Renaissance in Daenemark

by Neckelmann, Frederik Skjold, & F. Meldahl

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19 pp. introductory text on a number of churches, the palaces Husum, Kronborg, Frederiksborg, Christiansborg, Rosenborg, et al, and their decoration, 47 fine plates showing interior and exterior photographs of portrait halls, memorial sculptures, ornamented gates, fountains, etc. Sm. folio. Orig. armorial calf, rubbed, covers a bit bowed. Berlin (Wasmuth) 1888.
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cover of Das Europaische Porzellan des Bayer. Nationalmuseums

Das Europaische Porzellan des Bayer. Nationalmuseums

by Munich. Bayerisches Nationalmuseum

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X, 252 pp. detailed critical catalogue, by Friedrich H. Hofmann, of the fine collection of European porcelain at the museum, listing 1222 pieces, index of artists, concordances, num. text illus., 5 plates of marks, approx. 200 illustrations on 72 plates. 4to. Cloth. Munich 1908. (Kataloge des Bayer. Nationalmuseums, 10). The Munich museum has a comprehensive collection of Nymphenburg figurines… Read more
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cover of Décors Anciens d'Intérieurs Mosans

Décors Anciens d'Intérieurs Mosans

by Borchgrave d'Alténa, Joseph de

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4 vols. bound in two, 149, 216, 117, 116 pp. text on decoration and furniture of the Meuse region in Belgium, mostly 18th century, altogether 531 photographic illustrations. Large 4to. Cloth-backed boards, orig. wrpps. bound in. Liège (Imprimerie des Mutilés) 1930. One of 500 copies, signed and inscribed by the author.
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cover of Gosudarstvennaia Oruzheinaia Palata Moskovskogo Kremlia; Sbornik Nauchnykh Trudov po Materialam Gosudarstvennoi Oruzheinoi Palaty

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VII, 578 pp. catalogue and description of treasures housed at the State Armory of the Moscow Kremlin, with detailed text on weapons, armor, helmets, and other military objects, textiles, silver, gold and other metalworks, many elaborately decorative, index of makers' marks, hundreds of illustrations in the text and on plates (some in color). 4to. Cloth. Moscow (Iskusstvo) 1954. … Read more
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$125.00