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A CENTURY OF TOYS FROM THE LONDON TOY AND MODEL MUSEUM (Exhibition Catalogue)
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A CENTURY OF TOYS FROM THE LONDON TOY AND MODEL MUSEUM (Exhibition Catalogue)

By Allen Levy (Introduction. Pamela Brand (Editor)

Australia: Michael Edgley International Pty. Ltd. , 1983. 95pp., illustrated throughout: sepia halftone plate endpapers, plus intext colour and b/white halftone plates. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Colour-illustrated card wrapper colour-faded on spine (title clearly legible), else nominally bumped and pressure-marked on rear wrap. Textblock pristine. This catalogue was produced by Michael Edgley International for an exhibition, promoted by them in Australia, of an exquisite collection of antique toys held by the London Toy and Model Museum. Held at Centrepoint, Sydney, and the Meat Market Craft Centre, Melbourne, during 1983, contents include: Prelims., Acks., Introduction, 1/ Nursery and Playroom. 2/ Ships and Boats. 3/ Road Transport - Construction Toys. 4/ Aeroplanes. 5/ Trains. Item weight approx. 510g. . First Edition. Softcover. Very Good +. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$14.04

FUN LINENS AND HANDKERCHIEFS OF THE 20TH CENTURY
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FUN LINENS AND HANDKERCHIEFS OF THE 20TH CENTURY

By Scofield, Elizabeth

Atglen, PA, U.S.A.: Schiffer Publishing, 2002. 160pp., beautiful colour-plate illustrations throughout. Book clean and square. Spine firm, lightly faded and bumped. Photographic, colour-illustrated card wrapper minimally bumped and edgeworn only. Textblock unmarked. Shown throughout in outstanding colour photographs, these whimsical household linens - tablecloths, napkins, runners, placemats, doilies, bedspreads, pillowcases, curtains, aprons and handkerchiefs are mostly from the 'fun linen' period after World War II. With each illustration fully described including an estimated value (2002), contents include: Prelims., Introduction, 16 chapters, Bibliography, Index. Book weight approx. 815g. *Customers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it will weigh over 1KG. with packing. Please email for quote.. First Edition, 4th Impression . Softcover. Very Good +. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$42.11

LOUVRE VISITOR'S GUIDE (English Edition)
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LOUVRE VISITOR'S GUIDE (English Edition)

By Bayle, Francoise

France: Artlys, 2000. 103pp., colour-plate illustrations throughout. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Colour-illustrated card wrapper lightly creased and scuffed. Textblock unmarked. In this visitor's guide to the Louvre Museum, the reader is presented with an array of the best art, antiquities, paintings, graphic arts, sculpture and objets d'art the museum has to offer . . . Contents include: Prelims., Eight Centuries of History, Plans, Oriental Antiquities, ditto Egyptian/Greek/Etruscan/Roman, French Paintings, ditto Northern/Italian/Spanish/British. Graphic Arts. Sculptures. Objets D'Art. Africa, Asia, Oceania and the Americas. Book weight approx. 490g. . English. Softcover. Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$11.23

ENGLISH WATCHES. Victoria and Albert Museum
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ENGLISH WATCHES. Victoria and Albert Museum

By Hayward, J.F.

London: Her Majesty's Stationary Office, 1969. (iii), + 14pp., plus (63). Unpaginated b/white halftone plate illustrated section. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Illustrated card wrapper lightly edgeworn and soiled. Textblock unmarked. The watches illustrated in this handbook represent over a century (read 1969) of collecting on the part of the Victoria and Albert Museum. It contains a brief survey of the history of watch-making in England, followed by a catalogue 'raissonee' of the more important English watches in the collection. All described watches are illustrated . . . Contents include: Prelims., Foreword, English Watches, Plates. Book weight approx. 220g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight.. Second Edition. Softcover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$9.83

DISCOVERING ROYAL DOULTON
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DISCOVERING ROYAL DOULTON

By Doulton, Michael

Shrewbury, U.K.: Swan Hill Press (Airlife Publishing), 1993. 144pp., beautifully-illustrated throughout: mostly colour plates, with several b/white halftone plates. Book clean and square. Spine firm, bright gilt title there-on. Plain blue boards undamaged. Textblock pristine. Colour-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket lightly edgeworn only. "In this book Michael Doulton discusses not only antique and contemporary china made by the company, but also the intricate modelling and making of various pieces . . . " Contents include: Prelims., Preface, 8 chapters, Factory Tours and Visits, Royal Doulton International Collectors Club, Bibliography, Index. Book weight approx. 1.05 KG. *Customers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it weighs over 1KG. Please email for quote.. First Edition. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Near Fine/Very Good +. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$28.07

FABERGE
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FABERGE

By Solodkoff, Alexander Von

London: Pyramid Books, 1988. 128pp., mostly colour, and b/white, illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. White title to front panel of very good black boards. Leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket very good. From the jacket flap: "Alexander von Solodkoff is an internationally known expert on Faberge and his book covers the whole range of Faberge's work; here are the hardstone carvings, the realistic flower studies, the silverware and the jewellery as well as the practical but elaborately ornamental gem-encrusted boxes, photograph frames, clocks, cigarette cases and parasol handles chosen by the cream of society before the First World War . . . " Includes Bibliography and Index. Book weight approx. 810g. * Buyers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it will weigh over 1KG. with packing.. First Edition. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$17.55

JOHN BLY'S ANTIQUES MASTERCLASS : Dating and Identifying your Period Pieces
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JOHN BLY'S ANTIQUES MASTERCLASS : Dating and Identifying your Period Pieces

By Bly, John

London: Miller's (Mitchell Beazley), 2005. 256pp., colour and b/white illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket minimally edge-creased only. From the jacket flap: "The book is divided into periods of significant development in the arts and in society in general, and within each of these periods the main antiques categories are explored (furniture, silver, glass, metalware, porcelain, etc.). Key shapes, styles, motifs and influences are brought to light, with reference, where relevant, to style variations unique to other countries. By examining the fashionable and overriding shapes of each period, the means of manufacture, and the materials available to craftsmen at the time, a picture begins to develop of how antiques are a part of history, and part of an ancient scene that has formed our current etiquette. The final section takes a selection of items from across the different periods and analyses them to illustrate a practical application of the thought processes explored in the book." Includes Glossary, Bibliography and Index. Book weight approx. 1.3 KG. * Customers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it weighs over 1KG. Please email for quote.. First U.K. Edition. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good +/Very Good +. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$21.05

19th and 20th CENTURY FURNITURE AND DECORATIONS : Belle Epoque Series
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19th and 20th CENTURY FURNITURE AND DECORATIONS : Belle Epoque Series

By Sotheby's

London: Sotheby's Auctions, 1997. Catalogue for Sotheby's London auction held on Friday, 3rd October, 1997. Colour photographic illustrations throughout. 311 lots, with estimated prices. Catalogue clean. Binding firm. Leaves clean and unmarked, small, soft corner crease to upper foredge. Illustrated card wrapper softly creased. Item weight approx. 605g. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. First Edition.. Softcover. Very Good.

$11.23

BOBBIN LACE IN PHOTOGRAPHS
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BOBBIN LACE IN PHOTOGRAPHS

By Voysey, Cynthia

London: B.T. Batsford, 1987. 127pp., b/white photographic illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Plain grey boards undamaged. Leaves clean. Illustrated (detail of Honiton lace featuring musical instruments), loose-plastic protected dustjacket price-clipped, mildly indented, negligibly edge-creased. "Having had a life-long interest in photography and for the last eighteen years in lace, it was natural Cynthia Voysey should wish to record those exquisite pieces of needle and bobbin lace she had seen in private collections and at the Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter. Here she presents the best of bobbin laces from the seventeenth century to the present day. Each piece of lace featured is named and dated; they are in chronological order. The fine detailed photographs allow for a close study of each lace and its characteristic form. Lacemakers of all ages and skills will find this to be a stimulating and inspirational book . . . " Book weight approx. 870g. * Buyers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it will weigh over 1KG. with packing.. First Edition. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good/Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$15.44

THE GRAMMAR OF CHINESE ORNAMENT Selected from Objects in the South Kensington Museum and Other Collections
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THE GRAMMAR OF CHINESE ORNAMENT Selected from Objects in the South Kensington Museum and Other Collections

By Jones, Owen

New York: Portland House, 1987. 15pp.(text), plus one hundred unpaginated recto-page colour plates. Book clean. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Plain blue boards have a light bump to upper foredge corners. Leaves clean. Illustrated, unclipped, loose-plastic protected dustjacket has a 2.5 cm. closed tear to upper front panel (near spine), small area of surface striation and sticker ghost to front panel, negligible edgewear. " . . . contains 100 color plates showing decorations from painted vases, bowls, and other Chinese ornaments which were imported to the West in increasing numbers in the middle of the 19th century following the Ti-Ping Rebellion . . . " Contents include: Owen Jones, 1809-1874, Preface, Chinese Ornament, Description of The Plates, The Plates. Book weight approx. 1.64 KG. * Buyers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it weighs over 1KG. . First American Edition. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good +/Very Good. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.

$29.48

THE DECORATIVE ART OF ARABIA
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THE DECORATIVE ART OF ARABIA

By D'Avennes, Prisse. Text by Bourgoin, Jules

New York: Portland House, 1989. 18pp. (text), plus 109 recto-page, colour and b/white plates. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Plain black boards undamaged. An in-production vertical line to one rear blank page, and one rear plate caption page, (does not affect plates), soft indentation to upper corner margin of a small section of rear leaves, else leaves clean and unmarked. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket has two repaired, closed tears, soft crease, minimal surface scuffs and indentations. A stand-alone title in the 'Library of Design' series. " . . . provides a comprehensive view of applied design through the paintings, murals, tiles, stained glass, woodwork, book bindings, carpets, fabrics, and ceramics which are among the highest achievements of Muslim civilization." Contents include: Foreword (Charles Newton), Preface (E. Viollet-le-Duc), Introduction (Jules Bourgoin), The Plates. Book weight approx. 1.72 KG. * Buyers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it weighs over 1KG. .. First Thus. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good/Good+. Folio.

$24.56

PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF DOROTHY HIRSHON (Sotheby's)
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PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF DOROTHY HIRSHON (Sotheby's)

By Sotheby's

New York: Sotheby's, 1998. 148pp., colour plates throughout. Catalogue clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper negligibly surface scuffed. Catalogue for Sotheby's auction held on September 26, 1998. Estimated prices in US dollars. Contents include: Dorothy Hirshon and Her Houses: A Fond Personal Reminiscence, Session One: Lots 1-219; Session Two: Lots 220-493. Dorothy Hirshon passed away in January, 1998, aged 89. Catalogue weight approx. 520g. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. First Edition.. Softcover. Very Good +.

$14.04

THE OAK SALE AND BRITISH POTTERY AND PORCELAIN (Sotheby's)
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THE OAK SALE AND BRITISH POTTERY AND PORCELAIN (Sotheby's)

By Sotheby's

West Sussex, England: Sotheby's, 1998. 108pp., colour and b/white photographic illustrations. Catalogue clean, Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper negligibly surface scuffed only. Lots 1-1233, estimated prices in UK pounds. Catalogue for Sotheby's auction held 15 and 16 September, 1998. Includes: Textiles, Treen, Works of Art, Oak and Country Furniture, Pewter, Brass and Metalwork; British Pottery and Porcelain. Catalogue weight approx. 340g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. First Edition.. Softcover. Very Good +.

$11.23

STAR WARS : From Concept to Screen to Collectible
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STAR WARS : From Concept to Screen to Collectible

By Sansweet, Stephen J

San Francisco, California, U.S.A.: Chronicle Books, 1992. 131pp., colour and b/white illustrations throughout. Book clean. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated, flapped card wrapper negligibly surface scuffed only. " . . . takes readers behind the scenes and features over 150 full-color images - many never before published - of collectible items, movie stills and prop sketches from the archives of Lucasfilm and Kenner toys. The lively text provides a complete overview of this extravaganza, including recent interviews with George Lucas and other 'Star Wars' experts, and offering an intriguing glimpse into one of pop culture's most engaging and enduring phenomena." Book weight approx. 720g.. Fourth Impression. Softcover with Fold-in Flaps. Very Good +. 8vo [Oblong].

$12.63

ART AT AUCTION : The Year at Sotheby's & Parke-Bernet 1971-72 (Two Hundred and Thirty-Eighth Season)
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ART AT AUCTION : The Year at Sotheby's & Parke-Bernet 1971-72 (Two Hundred and Thirty-Eighth Season)

London: Thames and Hudson, 1972. 448pp., colour and b/white plates throughout. Illustrated endpapers. Book clean, square. Spine firm, white title there-on. Plain yellow boards negligibly edge-rubbed only. Leaves clean. Illustrated (a selection of objects sold at Sotheby's, Belgravia), loose-plastic protected dustjacket has two short, closed tears to lower edge, small areas of surface abrasion and a degree of sunning to spine (title legible). " . . . a guide to the most important and interesting works of art sold by Sotheby-Parke Bernet in London, New York and at their other salerooms throughout the world . . . A new feature of this edition is the inclusion of short, concise articles on objects as diverse as the unique pair of double Pistoles from the Bridgewater House collection, Henry Miller's typescript of 'Tropic of Capricorn', and the Cranbrook Ivory diptych . . . An invaluable record for amateur and professional alike." Includes Index. Book weight approx. 1.9 KG. * Buyers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it weighs over 1KG. Please email for quote.. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good +/Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$22.46

THE SPORTING COLLECTOR
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THE SPORTING COLLECTOR

By Stanley, Louis T

London: Pelham Books, 1984. 170pp., intext b/white halftone plates throughout. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over nominally bumped spine, like bumped on lower foredge corner of plain green boards. Text-block unmarked. Pictorially-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket trivially edgeworn only. In the ever-growing world of sporting memorabilia, subject knowledge and expertise play an important role. Collectors of sporting items and artifacts should find this book particularly enlightening . . . Sports covered include: Cricket, Racing, Golf, Tennis, Boxing and Rugby. Contents include: Prelims., 18 chapters, Index. Book weight approx. 620g.. First Edition. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good +/Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$17.55

THE LURE OF AMATEUR COLLECTING
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THE LURE OF AMATEUR COLLECTING

By Dexter, George Blake

London: Hutchinson & Co., 1924. xi, + 189pp., b/white halftone plate frontispiece, plus like, unpaginated plates throughout (all called-for plates extant and attached). Book clean and square. Printed title label (undamaged) affixed to mildly bumped quarter-cloth spine. Plain grey boards trivially bumped. Text-block randomly splotched and foxed, mainly on margins and edges. Printed, illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket nipped and edgeworn. The author, an American, spent many years travelling through numerous countries viewing, purchasing and collecting some most fascinating items, some of which would make interested collectors green with envy . . . Contents of this narration include: Prelims., Preface, 22 chapters, Index. Book weight approx. 480g.. First U.K.. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good/Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$24.56

ARMS AND ARMOUR OF OLD JAPAN

By Robinson, B.W.

London: His Majesty's Stationary Office, 1951. 18 + (26), b/white halftone plate section (26 pages). Booklet clean and square. Spine firm. Art-illustrated limp wrapper lightly soiled and bumped. Minor flecks on title page, and mild foredge corner bumps, else textblock good. First published in October 1951, this illustrated booklet No. 6 displays the significant collection of old-world Japanese arms (swords, blades and dirks) and armoury (iron guards, sword-furniture, helmets, various weapons and accoutrements . . . ) held by the Victoria and Albert Museum. Contents include: Prelims., Arms & Armour of Old Japan, List of Illustrations. Booklet weight approx. 120g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight.. First Edition.. Softcover Booklet. Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$11.23

ENGLISH CERAMICS : The Frances and Emory Cocke Collection

By Pierce, Donald C

Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A.: High Museum of Art, 1988. 255pp., exquisite photography throughout by Bill Roughen. Mostly full-colour plates, others are detail of makers' marks in b/white. Book clean and square. Vivid silver title over undamaged backstrip. Red cloth boards and text-block pristine. Pictorially-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket trivially edgeworn only. Mrs Emory Cocke has long been a very generous benefactor to the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, Georgia, contributing a world-class collection of the finest in art and ceramics. The purpose of this book is two-fold: first to provide our visitors with a general introduction to English ceramics over two centuries, and second, to enrich the joys and knowledge of scholars and collectors with the objects Mrs Cooke has amassed over the last fifteen years." Contents include: Prelims., Earthenwares, Porcelains, Refs., Index. Book weight approx. 1.6 KG. * Buyers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it weighs over 1KG. Please email for quote. . First Edition. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Near Fine/Very Good +. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.

$30.88

THE ROGOWSKI COLLECTION

By Leonard Joel

South Yarra, Victoria, Australia: Leonard Joel, 1998. 183pp., colour photographic illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm, bright gilt title there-on. Gilt title and auctioneer insignia to front and rear of undamaged plain blue boards. Attached ribbon bookmark. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket mildly edgeworn at head, negligibly scuffed. Bound auction catalogue for the estate of Danuta and Ted Rogowski, European post-war immigrants who left behind in their private collection "some of the finest pieces of art and antique ever collected in Australia." Included loose: single sheet (absentee) auction bidding slip for the 'Rogowski Collection', Monday 23rd to Thursday 26th February, 1998, in unmarked condition. Book weight approx. 1.2 KG. * Buyers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it weighs over 1KG. Please email for quote. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. First Edition.. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good +/Very Good +.

$23.16

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