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Madeleine Vionnet
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Madeleine Vionnet

By Demornex, Jacqueline

New York: Rizzoli International Publications, Inc., 1991. 1991 First Edition. FINE in VERY GOOD+ dust jacket. A clean, totally unmarked and firmly bound copy of this monumental work on the "Euclid of Fashion," the French 'haute couture' designer Madeleine Vionnet. Pages and black endpapers are crisp and clean. Black cloth hardcover, titled on spine and front cover in blind embossing is fresh and sharp. Binding and hinges are firm and intact. Color pictorial jacket is clean and complete, moderately shelf rubbed with some dulling to the lamination, small scuffs to corner tips. No chips or tears; the jacket is in a clear archival protector. A significant work, not only for the sumptuous illustrations (350 in all including archival black and white photos as well as 100 color photos), but also for the insight Jacqueline Demonex, Vionnet's godchild and confidante, provides on the creative life of this intensely private artist. Translated from the French by Augusta Audubert. 9-3/4 x 13". 305 pages. First American Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Very Good+. Large 4to.

$223.25

Antique Tin & Tole Ware: Its History and Romance
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Antique Tin & Tole Ware: Its History and Romance

By Gould, Mary Earle

Rutland, Vermont: Charles E. Tuttle Company, 1969. 1969 third printing of 1958 First Edition. FINE in NEAR FINE price intact dust jacket. A fresh, unmarked copy, firmly bound in fine red cloth hardcover with titles stamped on front and spine in silver on black panels. Pages fine. Jacket is clean, lightly shelf rubbed but no tears, chips or creases. Bottom of front flap clipped, $10 price intact on top of flap. Generously illustrated with 255 black & white reproductions and photos throughout. Detailed index included. 8-3/4 x 11". xvi + 136 pages. Third Printing. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine.

$18.00

A Leaf from John Johnson\'s Typographia
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A Leaf from John Johnson's Typographia

By Bliss, Carey S. (Introduction)

Pasadena: Zamorano Club, 1982. 1982. One of 200 copies printed for members of the Zamorano and Roxburghe Clubs. Bound in gray cloth hardcover with a printed paper label (titling of the original edition) on front cover, spine titled with black stamping. This is a FINE copy: pages and cover fresh, clean, and pristine. Tipped-in is an original leaf (pp 223-224), 16mo size, with decorative borders, from the 1824 British edition of "Typographia." It contains part of the discussion on Wynkyn de Word...a continuation of his domestic history and the start of his typographical production. Two-color title page. 6-page Introduction by Carey S. Bliss. 7 x 10-1/2". Limited Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/No Jacket. Large 8vo.

$79.80

A Glimpse Into Jewish History Through Philately
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A Glimpse Into Jewish History Through Philately

By Weitz, Emil

New York: ISrael Coin Distributors Corp., 1970. 1970 Edition. VERY GOOD hardcover. Internally fine - pages crisp and clean - no markings. Firmly bound in black cloth hardcover, titles gilt-stamped on front and spine. Cover clean with light shelf wear; cloth color faded along spine and edges. A series of articles originally published in the Israel Philatelic Journal, Linn's Weekly Philatelic News, The Holy Land Philatelist, The Holy Land and Middle East Philatelic Magazine, Davar, Karnenu, American Examiner and Chwila. Illustrated throughout with black & white photographs, examples of stamps and postage markings. 6-1/4 x 9-1/4". 128 pages. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket.

$22.80

La Riqueza del Bordado Eclesiastico en Checoslovaquia. El Nino Jesus de Praga
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La Riqueza del Bordado Eclesiastico en Checoslovaquia. El Nino Jesus de Praga

By Drobna, Zoroslava

Prague: Sfinx, 1949. 1949 Edition. NEAR FINE in VERY GOOD dust jacket. Text in Spanish. A clean, unmarked and well bound copy. Full page errata sheet bound in at rear. Pages clean and fine, bound in red cloth hardcover; cover is fresh with little wear; gilt stamping spine and front cover bright. Binding and hinges intact. Color illustrated jacket is clean with a few small scuffs and moderate edge wear (short closed tears, small chips and some creasing). Jacket is in a removable clear archival protector. Text is followed by the illustration section with 103 photos, several in color, of the richly embroidered ecclesiastical vestments and textiles. 6-1/4 x9-3/8". 70 pages plus 103 pages of plates. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good.

$42.75

Sulphide Marbles
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Sulphide Marbles

By Block, Stanley A.; Payne, M. Edwin

Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing Ltd., 2001. 2001 First Printing (printing line begins with "1". SIGNED BY AUTHOR Stanley Block, in blue pen, on the Acknowledgment page. FINE in FINE dust jacket. A fresh, otherwise unmarked and tightly bound copy. Pages clean and fine as is the hardcover of color pictorial paper over boards. Binding and hinges tight and straight. Color pictorial jacket (matching the cover) is clean and bright - no scuffs, tears, chips or creases. Beautifully illustrated with hundreds of captioned color photos, pricing guides at the beginning of each section. A fascinating guide to sulphide marbles and their amazing miniature reproductions of animal and human figures as well as inanimate objects. 8-1/2 x 11-1/4". 176 pages. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine.

$71.25

Marble Mania
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Marble Mania

By Block, Stanley A. (Editor)

Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing, 1998. 1998 Edition, SIGNED by Stanley Block (name only) in blue ink on the Acknowledgments page. A fresh, otherwise unmarked and solidly bound copy.FINE in NEAR FINE dust jacket. Pages and printed marbled endpapers fine. Hardcover of color pictorial paper over boards, is clean and unworn. Binding and hinges firm, intact and straight. Color pictorial jacket (matching the cover) is clean and bright, slight rubbing to edges but no tears or chips and is in a new clear archival protector. A comprehensive photographic guide to marbles - from early stone, clay, pottery, china, swirls and sulphides to modern machine and handmade marbles - brilliantly illustrated with color photos, each captioned including estimated price range. There are sections on marble games, commercial industrial and collectible uses of marbles, a Glossary, Bibliography and more… Laid into the book is an ad sheet for "Antique Glass End-of-Day Marbles." Signed copies are scarce - a fine collectible for marble collectors! 8-3/4 x 11-3/8". 240 pages. Signed By Editor. First Edition Thus. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine.

$46.55

Yesterday's Farm Tools and Equipment
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Yesterday's Farm Tools and Equipment

By Emery, Michael B.; Richman, Irwin

Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing, 2010. 2010 Edition, printing not stated. NEAR FINE hardcover. A crisp, clean, totally unmarked and firmly bound copy. Pages fresh and fine. Color pictorial hardcover is near fine with slight surface rubbing but no tears, scuffs or bumps. Binding and hinges firm, intact and straight. No dust jacket. American farm implements, from the 18th through 20th century, concentrating on 1850-1918. A wealth of information (and photos) superbly organized and concisely written. Profusely illustrated with color photographs as well as many archival black & white photos and reproductions. The items described are preserved at the Landis Valley Museum in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. A wonderful reference book for rural estate sale junkies! 11-14 x 8-3/4"; 208 pages. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket.

$39.90

Printed Textiles: English and American Cottons and Linens 1700-1850
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Printed Textiles: English and American Cottons and Linens 1700-1850

By Montgomery, Florence M.

New York: The Viking Press (A Winterthur Book), 1970. 1970 First U.S. Edition. NEAR FINE in NEAR FINE price-intact dust jacket. A clean, unmarked and firmly bound copy of this beautifully produced and illustrated textile history. Pages fresh and fine, tightly bound in salmon colored cloth hardcover, title gilt-stamped on spine, elaborate gilt design on front cover. Bit of color fade to cloth along edges, otherwise cover is clean, bright and fine. Hinges firm and intact; boards and spine straight. Unclipped color pictorial jacket is lightly edge rubbed, otherwise fine in a new clear archival protector. Profusely illustrated with 428 finely detailed black & white figures as well as a full color frontispiece, 12 full-color plates (including frontispiece) and 19 plates of reproductions printed in blue or rose red. 8-3/4 x 11-1/4". 379 pages including Bibliography and Index. First American Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 4to.

$79.80

Cameo Incrustation: The Great Sulphide Show
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Cameo Incrustation: The Great Sulphide Show

By Jokelson, Paul; Tarshis, Dena K. (Curators)

Santa Cruz, CA: Paperweight Press, 1988. 1988 First Edition, Limited to 2000 copies; only 100 copies hardcover bound and hand-numbered of which this #32. FINE in NEAR FINE clear plastic dust jacket. Book is fresh, unmarked and tightly bound. Pages fine. Black cloth hardcover is gilt titled on spine and front with a color pastedown on the front cover. Cover is fresh and unblemished. Sight waviness to jacket, otherwise it is fine. This is the catalog for the 1988 exhibition at the Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY. Features a Foreword by Dwight P. Lanmon, Introductory essay by Dena Tarshis, a Bibliography plus photographs of 90 objects (58 in color). 8-1/4 x 8-1/4". 40 pages. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine.

$45.60

Pittsburgh Glass 1797-1891: A History and Guide for Collectors
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Pittsburgh Glass 1797-1891: A History and Guide for Collectors

By Innes, Lowell

Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1976. AUTHOR INSCRIBED 1976 First Edition, First Printing, with full printing line. NEAR FINE in VERY GOOD price-intact dust jacket. Innes inscribed this copy on the copyright page "To Marshall who joins me in an enthusiasm for American glass. Lowell Innes. June 14, 1979." The book is otherwise unmarked. This is a fresh, clean copy - pages fine and firmly bound in a dark gray cloth hardcover decorated with blind stamped title on front and silver titling on spine. Cover is lightly rubbed at spine ends and corner tips but is otherwise fine. Binding is firm and hinges are tight and intact, boards and spine straight. Unclipped jacket is clean and colorful; lightly edge rubbed with a few tiny closed tears and nicks; flap folds and hinges lightly rubbed, spine slightly darkened. Jacket is in a clear archival protector. With the publication of this seminal work, Innes proved that good quality nineteenth-century glass was manufactured in Pittsburgh and its environs more than in any other part of the country. He discusses in expert detail the large variety of Pittsburgh glass. A sumptuous book with over 520 illustrations including 12 color plates. 8-1/2 x 11-1/4"; xix + 522 pages.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good.

$42.75

American Glass II. Pressed and Cut

By DiBartolomeo, Robert E

Princeton, NJ: The Pyne Press, 1974. 1974 Edition. VERY GOOD+ softcover. A clean, totally unmarked and firmly bound copy. Pages crisp and fine. Cover clean, edges slightly rubbed and a few tiny scuff marks to front cover, small stain on inside front cover from old sticker. Binding firm, no creasing to cover spine. Comprehensive and generously illustrated with black and white photos. From the pages of "Antiques." Edited and with introduction by Robert E. DiBartolomeo. 8-1/2 x 10-7/8"; 216 pages. Soft Cover. Very Good+. 4to.

$22.80

American Glass I. Blown and Moulded
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American Glass I. Blown and Moulded

By Schwartz, Marvin D. (Editor)

Princeton, NJ: The Pyne Press, 1974. 1974 Edition. VERY GOOD+ softcover. A clean, totally unmarked and firmly bound copy. Pages crisp and fine. Cover clean, edges rubbed and some light surface scuffing. Binding firm, no creasing to cover spine. Comprehensive and generously illustrated with black and white photos. From the pages of "Antiques." Edited and with introduction by Marvin D. Schwartz. 8-1/2 x 10-7/8"; 369 pages. Soft Cover. Very Good+. 4to.

$15.20

Dollhouse Style
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Dollhouse Style

By Dalmeny, Kath

Philadelphia: Running Press, 2002. 2002 First Printing with full number line. NEAR FINE in NEAR FINE price intact dust jacket. A crisp, clean, totally unmarked and tightly bound copy in black hardcover, gilt titled on spine. Pages fine and bright orange endpapers fine. Cover has small rubs to corner tips and extremities, otherwise fine. Binding and hinges firm and intact. Unclipped jacket is clean and colorful, very slight rubbing to edges, no tears or chips. Clearly presented step-by-step guide to making 90 miniatures in 15 period styles, from 17th century to Art Deco - beautifully illustrated in color. 9-3/4 x 9-5/8"; 144 pages. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

$26.60

Dolls of Three Centuries

By St. George, Eleanor

New York and London: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1951. 1951 Edition, Printing unstated. VERY GOOD in VERY GOOD- price intact dust jacket. A clean, unmarked and solidly bound copy in coral colored cloth hardcover, gilt titled on spine. Page crisp and near fine. Cover is clean, lightly edge rubbed. Binding and hinges firm and intact, light toning to endpapers along hinges. Unclipped jacket is edge worn with chips to extremities, a few closed tears and creases; light toning. Jacket is in a clear archival protector. A nicely presented, well organized history amply illustrated with black and white photos. 6-3/4 x 9-7/8"; 205 pages. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good.

$18.95

Masterpieces from the House of Faberge

By Von Solodkoff, Alexander; Forbes, Christopher (Editor)

New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1984. FINE in FINE dust jacket. A crisp, clean, totally unmarked and tightly bound copy. Pages fine; bound in gray cloth hardcover, gilt titled on front and spine. Cover is fresh, unworn. Gray endpapers. Color pictorial jacket is bright and fine. Binding and hinges firm, intact and straight. Von Solodkoff presents a history of the House of Faberge which is followed by essays by Roy Betteley, Paul Schaffer, A. Kenneth Snowman and Marilyn Pfeifer Swezey. Also a chronology and sections on workshops and workmasters, Faberge marks, a bibliography and a catalog of the Forbes Magazine collection. Sumptuously illustrated with more than 350 illustrations including 80 color plates. 9 x 11-1/4"; 192 pages. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine.

$57.00

Forties & Fifties Popular Jewelry
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Forties & Fifties Popular Jewelry

By Ettinger, Roseann

Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing Ltd., 1994. NEAR FINE softcover. A clean, totally unmarked and solidly bound copy. Pages fresh and fine. Glossy color pictorial paper cover is clean and bright, lightly worn with some rubbing to edges, small finger dent to front cover; no tears or chips, no creasing to spine. Binding firm, no splits or cracks. Packed with information, photographs and advertising reproductions, most in color. Includes 2-page price guide. 8-3/8 x 10-7/8"; 160 pages. Soft Cover. Near Fine. 4to.

$23.75

Queen Mary's Dolls' Houses

By Stewart-Wilson, Mary

London: The Bodley Head, 1989. 1989 reprint (first published 1988). FINE in NEAR FINE price intact dust jacket. A crisp, clean, totally unmarked and tightly bound copy. Pages fine. Hardcover, blue paper over boards with gilt titled spine, is fresh, unworn. Unclipped color pictorial jacket is lightly shelf/edge rubbed but clean; one tiny closed tear at top of front flap fold. Binding and hinges firm and intact. Generously illustrated with beautifully detailed close-up color photos. 10-1/2 x 8--3/48" (oblong). 192 pages. Reprint. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. Illus. by Cripps, David (Photographer).

$28.50

Coin-Inscriptions and Epigraphical Abbreviations of Imperial Rome
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Coin-Inscriptions and Epigraphical Abbreviations of Imperial Rome

By Cohen, H.J.; Egbert, J.C.; Cagnat, R.

Chicago: Ares Publishers Inc., 1978. 1978 First Edition. NEAR FINE. A clean, unmarked and tightly bound copy. Red cloth hardcover binding, titled in gilt on front and spine. Small scuff to front cover, page edges slightly toned, otherwise a fine copy. No dust jacket, apparently as issued. A reference and research tool enabling reader to use and interpret Roman Imperial coins and tables, and a collection of of inscriptions on the reverses of Roman Imperial coins, useful for numismatists as well as students of the political and socio-moral history of the Roman Empire. 6 x 9". lxiii + (2) + 138 pages plus 3 pages publisher ads at rear.. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Not Issued. 8vo.

$27.55

Historic Costume in Pictures

By Braun and Schneider

New York: Dover Publications, 1975 1975 Edition. FINE. A clean, totally unmarked copy that has been bound into a sturdy orange hardcover. Cover is untitled - no stamping, labels or other markings. Pages are crisp and fine. Cover clean with one tiny spot at front thumb edge. Binding and hinges tight and square. Contains 125 double-page plates, beautifully detailed B&W reproductions of engravings issued between 1861 and 1890 by the German publishing firm Braun & Schneider. The costumes span several centuries, cultures and classes, from the Ancient era to the nineteenth century; folk to gentlefolk; Europe to the Near East, North Africa, Asia and the Far East. 8-1/4 x 11-3/4". Hard Cover. Fine/No Jacket. 4to.

$45.00

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