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Antique Italian Tombola Game
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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 wear and soiling, minor abrasions to board surface and corners, overall very good. Board measures approx. 13-1/2 by 13-1/2 inches, most cards 2-5/8 by 4-3/4 inches. Wooden tokens and cards housed together in a paper-covered cardboard box, contents loose as issued. N.p., n.d. Tombola is a traditional Italian board game very similar to bingo, first played in Naples in the 18th century. Traditionally, players would cover the numbers on their individual cards with beans, lentils, or pieces of orange or tangerine peel. The cards included here comprise 15 sets, labeled on the outsides of the sleeves and the backs of the… Read More
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Architetture Luminose e Apparecchi per Illuminazione
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Architetture Luminose e Apparecchi per Illuminazione

by Canesi, Giovanni, & Antonio Cassi Ramelli

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(3), 162 pp. survey of the use of artificial lighting in modern architecture, profusely illustrated. Quarto (11 x 9 inches). Cloth boards with stamped title to cover. Light soiling and minor handling wear, overall very good. Milan (Ulrico Hoepli) 1934. Profusely illustrated survey of Art Deco and modernist lighting fixtures and both interior and exterior settings for lighting designed by 100 international architects, including Robert Mallet Stevens, Achille Donzelli, Mario Faravelli, Rudolf Fränkel, René Herbst, Erich Mendelsohn, André Salomon, Carlo Enrico Rava, Hans Poelzing, Aldo Viale, Alberto Strozzi, Paulo Buffa, Piero Bottoni, Edgar Brandt, Joseph Urban, and many others. The majority of the illustrations are from photographs, but some also show plans or elevations and other details. There are 216 illustrations total, including 128 of architecture and 88 of fixtures, most in public spaces and in buildings in which lighting is a key feature.
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Arts Antiques de l'Asie Occidentale á Partir du IVe Millenaire avant J.C. et les Origines des...

Arts Antiques de l'Asie Occidentale á Partir du IVe Millenaire avant J.C. et les Origines des Motifs de la Céramique Islamique Archaique

by Rozantal, A., et al.

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394 pp. scholarly study of ancient Middle Eastern artworks, incl. Sumerian, Cappadocian, Persian and Babylonian items, and their influence on later motifs in Islamic pottery, contributions by numerous noted scholars, ext. notes, bibliography, list, map, 524 plates from drawings after objects and decorative motifs, 30 plates from photographs. 4to. New cloth. Nice (Mathieu) 1948.
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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 and dises, as well as a representative showing of other European factories.
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Drzwi Gnieznienskie

Drzwi Gnieznienskie

by Walickiego, Michala

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3 vols. IX, 226, 450, 153 pp. study of the architecture and ornamentation of medieval church doorways in Gniezno, Poland, incl. discussion of metal-work, Christian symbolism, and conservative analyses, with bibliographic notes, summaries in Russian and French, index, and over 500 illus. in text and on plates (1 fold-out). 4to. Cloth. Wroclaw (Zaklad Imienia Ossolinskich Wydawnictwo) 1956. (Panstwowy Instytut Sztuki).
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Sevres Porcelain of Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle

Sevres Porcelain of Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle

by Laking, Guy Francis

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XXXVII, 203 pp. catalogue of 371 pieces or sets of Sevres ceramics in the Royal collection, including detailed descriptions and artists, 63 full page, color plates. Lg. 4to. 1/4 leather with cloth. London (Bradburh, Agner & Co.) 1907.
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