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ABORIGINAL ART AT THE TOP: A Regional Exhibition  (includes Errata Slip)
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ABORIGINAL ART AT THE TOP: A Regional Exhibition (includes Errata Slip)

By Peter Cooke, et al

Maningrida, Northern Territory, Australia : Maningrida Arts and Crafts, 1982. 64pp., saddle-stitched, staple-bound oblong (landscape) format. Staples tight. Illustrated throughout: 8 page photographic colour plate centre section, plus b/white halftone plates, line-drawings and map. Book clean. Spine square. Colour-art illustrated (Frog design by Lily Wuywuy of Manyayaluk) card wrapper slightly bumped and edgeworn only. Textblock edges lightly flecked and bumped, else very good. This book features art and craft from Australian Aboriginal culture in the Northern Territory. It was published for a regional exhibition during 1982, presented by Museums and Art Galleries of the Northern Territory with assistance from various NT arts and craft groups. Contents include: Prelims., Map, Introduction, Problems selling Aboriginal Art, Art and Artists in Gunwinggu Society. Bark Painting in Western Arnhem Land. The Exhibits. more. Note: Inserted loose - an errata slip in undamaged condition. Book weight approx. 285g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. . First Edition. Softcover, Staplebound. Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$21.40

CHINESE FOLK ART: The Small Skills of Carving Insects
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CHINESE FOLK ART: The Small Skills of Carving Insects

By Berliner, Nancy Zeng

Boston, MA, United States: New York Graphic Society, via Little Brown & Co., 1986. 254pp., illustrated throughout: colour and monochrome plates. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Illustrated card wrapper nominally bumped only. Textblock unmarked. With more than two hundred objects illustrated in this book, Nancy Zeng Berliner gives us the first thorough study of Chinese folk art to be published in a Western language . . . presents not only the evolution, materials and techniques behind each craft, but also the ancient symbols and folktales, the rituals and celebrations associated with them . . . Contents include: Prelims., Foreword, Map, Preface, Introduction, Symbols and Legends, Papercuts, Shadow Puppets, Embroidery, Dye-resist Printed Fabrics, Woodblock Prints, Folk Art Today, Chronology, Notes, Glossary, Bibliography, Sources, 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. Softcover. Very Good +. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$18.54

AKIO MAKIGAWA
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AKIO MAKIGAWA

By Bromfield, David

Roseville East, New South Wales, Australia : Craftsman House, 1995. 59pp., colour and b/white halftone plates throughout. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Grey boards have a small, blind indentation on rear board, else undamaged. Textblock unmarked. No dustjacket (as issued). A stand-alone volume 2 in the series of Art & Australia Monographs features the sculptural work of Japanese-born (1948) long-time Australian resident Akio Makigawa. Renowned for his public sculpture, his works are represented in state collections throughout the country . . . Contents include: Prelims., Essay, Plates, Chronology. Public Collections. Book weight approx. 380g. . First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$25.68

ART DECO ORNAMENTAL IRONWORK
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ART DECO ORNAMENTAL IRONWORK

By Martinie, Henri

New York: Dover Publications, 1995. Unpaginated (112 pages). B/white halftone plates throughout. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Illustrated card wrapper lightly bumped only. Textblock unmarked. The images of the ornamental ironwork presented in this book are from European ironwork from the period between the wars. Dover has republished from the original images which depict gates, grills, screens, balconies, and numerous other architectural ornaments including massive gates . . . Contents include: Prelims., Publisher's Note, 106 plates. Book weight approx. 335g. . First Thus. Softcover. Very Good +. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$22.82

THE TECHNIQUE OF TORCHON LACE
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THE TECHNIQUE OF TORCHON LACE

By Nottingham, Pamela

London: B.T. Batsford, 1982. 160pp., intext, b/white illustrations throughout: halftone plates, line-drawings and grids. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over lightly bumped spine. Plain blue boards undamaged. Textblock unmarked. Colour, photographically-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket price-clipped, minimally edgeworn, with a pressure mark along head of front panel. " . . . a comprehensive work on the techniques of making and designing Torchon lace. This simple geometric lace was introduced into England during the second half of the 19th century, its popularity continuing to this day . . . Contents include: Prelims., Introduction, 10 chapters, Grids, Bibliography, Index. Book weight approx. 620g. . Third Impression. Hardcover. Very Good +/Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$12.84

PILLOW LACE AND BOBBINS
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PILLOW LACE AND BOBBINS

By Hopewell, Jeffery

Aylesbury, Bucks., U.K.: Shire Publications, 1980. 32pp., intext, b/white halftone plate illustrations throughout. Saddle-stitched, staple-bound format booklet. Staples firm and clean. Colour illustrated card wrapper minimally bumped and edgeworn only. Textblock unmarked. This stand-alone, 'Album 9' in the extensive Shire Publications 'Shire Albums' series features attractive lace and bobbins . . . Contents include: Prelims., Introduction, Lace, Pillows and Bobbin Winders, Bobbins, Honiton, Foreign Bobbins, France, Belgium, more. Booklet weight approx. 75g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight.. Second Edition, Second Impression. Softcover (Staplebound). Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$9.98

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.

$9.98

SILK (English Edition)
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SILK (English Edition)

By Anquetil, Jacques

Paris, France and New York: Flammarion, 1996. 200pp., stunning colour-plate illustrations throughout. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Plain black boards undamaged. A tiny (2mm.) mark on coloured front endpaper, else textblock pristine. Photographic, colour-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket nominally edgeworn only. Translated from the French by Louise Guiney. Illustrations of fine paintings, antique pattern books, with Marc Walter's stunning photographs of historical and contemporary textiles, costume and furnishings in this volume are supported by a detailed chronology of the history of silk in the Orient and its voyage west along the fabled Silk Routes . . . Contents include: Prelims., Introduction, 10 chapters, Bibliography, Glossary, Index. Acks. Book weight approx. 1.6 KG. *Customers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it weighs over 1KG. Please email for quote.. First Thus. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Near Fine/Very Good +. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.

$39.23

GLORAFILIA: The Impressionist Collection
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GLORAFILIA: The Impressionist Collection

By Lazarus, Carole and Berman, Jennifer

Milsons Point, N.S.W., Australia: Random House, 1993. 160pp., illustrated throughout: beautiful colour plates (including frontispiece), b/white line-drawn figures, plus line-drawn, two-colour trace patterns. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over lightly bumped spine. Plain green boards very good. A tiny remainder dot inconspicuously sited abutting spine on lower textblock edge, else leaves unmarked. Colour-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket nominally edgeworn only. The authors, renowned Glorafilia owners/designers, having been inspired by the great French impressionist painters, have created twenty-one stunning, original needlepoint designs based on the impressionists' work . . .Contents include: Prelims., Introduction, En Plein Air, Still Life, Gardens, Face of Impressionism, General Information, Stitch Work, Making Up, Trace Patterns, Index. Book weight approx. 1.07 KG. *Customers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it weighs over 1KG. Please email for quote.. First Thus. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good/Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$14.26

HEIRLOOM EGGS. Heirloom Eggs 1, 2, 3, and 4, Combined and Revised
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HEIRLOOM EGGS. Heirloom Eggs 1, 2, 3, and 4, Combined and Revised

By Becker, Aline

Republic, MO, 65738 U.S.A.: (Author) Aline Becker. Printed By Western Printing , 1986. 138pp., illustrated throughout: colour plates, b/white halftone plates, and line-drawings. Saddle-stitched, staplebound format. Book clean. Staples clean and tight. Colour-illustrated gloss wrapper lightly edgeworn, else good. An original seller's stamp, plus a former owner's name on inside front wrap, else leaves unmarked. An interesting and detailed book on the craft of egg decorating. "In these pages, you will find both easy and difficult eggs, those for beginners, and eggs to challenge the experienced egg artist." Book weight approx. 470g. . First Thus. Softcover (Staplebound). Good +. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$17.83

THE ART OF WORCESTER PORCELAIN 1751-1788. Masterpieces from the British Museum Collection
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THE ART OF WORCESTER PORCELAIN 1751-1788. Masterpieces from the British Museum Collection

By Dawson, Aileen

London: The British Museum Press, 2007. 248pp., colour-plate illustrations throughout, including frontispiece. 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. "This beautiful book showcases over 100 of the most important and attractive pieces of eighteenth-century Worcester porcelain in the collection of the British Museum." With informative text accompanying the illustrations, contents include: Prelims., Introduction, The Worcester Factory in the Dr Wall Period, Collecting Worcester Porcelain, The British Museum Collection, Notes, Bibliography, Note on Registration Numbers, Index. Book weight approx. 1.45 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.

$34.23

QUILTS FROM THE GARDEN : Practical Instructions and Patterns for 16 Beautiful Designs
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QUILTS FROM THE GARDEN : Practical Instructions and Patterns for 16 Beautiful Designs

By Brearley, Deborah

Ringwood, VIC, Australia: Greenhouse (Penguin), 1994. vii, + 88pp., unpaginated colour plates, b/white diagrams. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Previous owner's name and a date (30/10/94) to half-title page, else leaves clean and unmarked. Illustrated card wrapper has two very small, soft corner creases. From the rear panel: "Inspired by the living beauty of gardens, talented craftsperson Deborah Brearley has designed a collection of glorious quilts based on garden themes. Includes: 16 designs incorporating applique, patchwork, quilting, embroidery, stencilling and fabric painting; detailed instructions and patterns, innovative ideas for adapting each design; captivating full-colour photographs of the quilts." Book weight approx. 395g. . First Edition. Softcover. Very Good +. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$15.69

RUSHWORK
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RUSHWORK

By Barratt, Olivia Elton

London: Dryad Press, 1986. 72pp., b/white illustrations throughout : halftone plates, and instructional line-drawings. Book clean and square. Colour, pictorially-illustrated gloss boards lightly bumped only. Textblock unmarked. No dustjacket (as issued?). Fully instructional in the handcraft of rushwork, featuring baskets, hats, mats, holders, chair seating . . . Contents include: Prelims., 15 projects, Bibliography, Index. More. Book weight approx. 330g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. . First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$35.66

THE WOOLCRAFT BOOK :  Spinning, Dyeing and Weaving
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THE WOOLCRAFT BOOK : Spinning, Dyeing and Weaving

By Constance Jackson and Judith Plowman

Auckland, New Zealand: William Collins, 1981. 192pp., plus 1 x 16 page, colour photographically-illustrated section, b/white photographic and line-drawn illustrations intext. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Plain brown boards very mildly bumped. Leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket negligibly edge-creased head and foot of spine. From the jacket flap: "This book is for beginners in the ancient handcrafts of spinning, dyeing and weaving, and has been compiled especially for those readers who cannot have the benefit of regular personal tuition but must rely on printed words and illustrations . . . " Contents include: Preface, 17 chapters, Appendices A to E, Index. Book weight approx. 760g. . Reprint. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good +/Very Good +. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$12.84

BARBARA HEPWORTH: Sculptress
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BARBARA HEPWORTH: Sculptress

By Browse, Lillian (Edited by)

London: Faber & Faber for the Shenval Press, 1946. 12pp., plus (50) + 3, b/white halftone plate frontispiece, plus a 50 plate captioned, unpaginated like section (all works by the internationally acclaimed sculptress). Book clean and square. Khaki-coloured original cloth boards minimally bumped and soiled. No dustjacket. An original seller's sticker on front pastedown, trivial flecks on endpapers, else textblock clean. With an Introduction by William Gibson, this stand-alone volume in the 'Ariel Books On The Arts' series is a relatively early retrospective of the modernist sculptural work of internationally prominent sculptress (Dame) Barbara Hepworth (1903-1975). Book weight approx. 145g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. First Edition.. Hardcover. Very Good.

$12.84

TATTOO : The Exotic Art of Skin Decoration
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TATTOO : The Exotic Art of Skin Decoration

By Delio, Michelle (Editor)

Chippendale, N.S.W., Australia: Pan Macmillan, 1993. 79pp., colour photographic illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean, soft crease to several. Illustrated card wrapper softly creased and surface indented. From the rear cover: " . . . is a vivid celebration of tattoos as an art form and provides an essential and inspirational guide to your own personal adventure in tattooland. Contents include: Introduction, Tattoo or Not Tattoo, Come into the Parlor, Celebrity Tattoos, Fabulous Fakes, Tattoo Expo, Round the World, Tattoo Talk, Tattoo Directory. Book weight approx. 360g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. . First Edition. Softcover. Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$12.84

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.

$17.83

UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE : A Celebration
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UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE : A Celebration

By University of Delaware (Hempel, Mary and Strode, William - Executive Editors)

Kentucky, United States: University of Delaware/Harmony House, 1999. 111pp., colour photographic illustrations throughout by Richard Dunoff, rear section of b/white archival photographs. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Gilt title to front panel of undamaged blue boards. Leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket mildly surface indented only. From the jacket flap: "The University of Delaware traces its origin to a free school opened in 1743 by a Presbyterian minister, Francis Alison. The first class was a most remarkable one, possibly the most distinguished in terms of the later achievements of its members, taken as a whole, of any class in any school in America . . . the University in the fall of 1998 launched The Campaign for Delaware, the first-ever comprehensive fund-raising effort in the University's history." Includes Introduction by Carol Hoffecker, UD '60, Richards Professor of History. Book weight approx. 880g. *Customers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it will weigh over 1KG. with packing. Please email for quote. . First Edition. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Near Fine/Very Good +. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$24.25

QUALITATIVE METHODS FOR REASONING UNDER UNCERTAINTY
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QUALITATIVE METHODS FOR REASONING UNDER UNCERTAINTY

By Parsons, Simon

Cambridge, MA, United States: The MIT Press, 2001. xviii, + 506pp., b/white figures intext. Book clean, square. Spine firm, silver title there-on. Plain boards undamaged. Leaves clean and unmarked. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket negligibly edge-creased only. From the jacket flap: "In this account of qualitative methods for reasoning under uncertainty, 'uncertainty' refers to various types of imperfect information . . . The author does not invent completely new methods for reasoning under uncertainty but provides the means to create qualitative versions of existing methods. To illustrate this, he develops qualitative versions of probability theory, possibility theory, and the Dempster-Shafer theory of evidence . . . " Includes Glossary, Refs., and Index. Book weight approx. 1.03 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. Very Good +/Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$17.12

THIRTEEN STEPS DOWN : A Novel
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THIRTEEN STEPS DOWN : A Novel

By Rendell, Ruth

New York: Crown Publishers, 2005. 340pp. Book clean. Spine firm, red title there-on. Boards very lightly bumped on lower foredge corner of front panel. Leaves clean. Red remainder pen spot to lower textblock edge. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket negligibly edge-creased, short soft crease to spine. From the jacket flap: " . . . Ruth Rendell masterfully interweaves the multiple narratives that connect the angry young man who longs for recognition, the young model he dreams about, and his elderly spinster landlady who has found a reason to hope that romance may still find a way into her life. 'Thirteen Steps Down' winds its way to a conclusion that defies the reader's expectations in every way. This is psychological suspense at its very best." Book weight approx. 600g. . First American Edition. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good +/Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$12.12

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