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TokyoLife; Art and Design
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TokyoLife; Art and Design

By Mori, Toshiko; Yuniya, Kawamura; Fumihiro, Hayashi; et al

New York: Rizzoli International Publications, Inc., 2007. 2007 First Edition, First Printing, with full number line. FINE in NEAR FINE dust jacket. A fresh, clean, totally unmarked copy, firmly bound in hardcover of printed paper over boards featuring a full wrap color pictorial design. Pages crisp and fine. Hardcover fresh and unworn. Binding and hinges firm, intact and straight. Jacket is clean and colorful, light rubbing to spine ends, otherwise fine - no tears or chips and in a clear archival protector. The works of over 80 Japanese 'creatives' - painters, architects, interior and industrial designers, fashion designers, filmmakers and photographers are presented in this beautifully designed book, lavishly illustrated with color photographs throughout. 8-3/4 x 11-1/4"; 496 pages. The book weighs over 5 lbs. and will require additional postage for Priority or International mailing.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. Thick 4to.

$60.80

War and Seduction
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War and Seduction

By Kamitsis, Lydia; Bascunan, Jorge Yarur (Introduction)

Santiago, Chile: Museo De La Moda, 2008. 2008 Exhibition Catalog (English Edition). VERY GOOD+. A scarce copy of this beautifully produced, lavishly illustrated book that accompanied the 2008 exhibition in Chile's Museo de la Moda (Museum of Fashion). The exhibit addressed the impact generated by the two World Wars on society, their influence on society and resulting effects on women's fashion and clothing. This 8 x 10-1/2", 200-page catalog is illustrated in full color - photographs of dresses, gowns, robes, war-time uniforms, shoes, hats and other accessories - as well as reproductions of period advertisements, and illustrations. Text is informative and well written. A clean, unmarked and firmly bound copy. Pages firmly bound (sewn binding ) in color printed paper cover with folded flaps. Light edgewear, a few light finger dents to pages, one light vertical crease to cover spine - all else fine.. Soft Cover. Very Good+.

$47.50

Nick Knight
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Nick Knight

By Cotton, Charlotte (Introduction)

New York: Collins Design/Harper Collins, 2009. 2009 First Edition. FINE in FINE price intact dust jacket. A sumptuous, beautifully produced and richly illustrated monograph on the world-renowned, award-winning fashion photographer, Nick Knight. This is a fresh, totally unmarked copy. Pages pristine. Dove-gray cloth cover, title stamped in silver on spine, is perfect. Endpapers are in matching dove gray. Binding and hinges are tight, totally intact and straight. Striking color jacket is clean and complete, price intact on front flap - no soiling, no tears, chips or creases. This 'mid-career retrospective' of Knight's work from the 1990s through to 2009 features over 300 stunning photographic plates - most in color. Several fold out pages. Introductory illustrated essay by Charlotte Cotton. 10-1/2 x 12-5/8". 264 pages. A heavy volume that will require additional postage for priority mail service or for mailing outside of the United States.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Illus. by Knight, Nick (Photographer).

$90.25

Journal of the Society of Glass Technology. Volume XXXIII. 1949

By Turner, W.E.S. (Editor)

Sheffield, UK: The Society of Glass Technology , 1949. "Comprising Proceedings and Reports, Transactioins, Abstracts of Papers from other Journals and News and Reviews." NEAR FINE copy of the 33rd Volume. A beautifully preserved hardcover: clean, totally unmarked, and tightly bound in binding of green marbled paper over boards with dark green leatherette spine. The title is gilt-stamped on spine. Pages are crisp and fine, there is no wear to the cover. The binding and hinges on this thick book are sturdy and intact. Boards and spine are straight. Many of the papers and reports are illustrated with drawings, diagrams and charts in text. The Society of Glass Technology was founded at the University of Sheffield in 1916. This volume of their journal was edited by W.E.S. Turner. Twenty five papers are presented; topics ranging from The Oxidation of Silicon-Carbide Refractory Materials; Aspects of Flow Properties of Very High Viscosity; The Economics of Cooling Glass Tanks by Air; The Production of Oxygen; The Flow of Glass; The Development of Some Very Soft Glasses; The Solubility of Fluorides in Glass; The Curious Word "Lehr". The News and Reviews section contains an interesting illustrated article on Stourbridge Cameo Glass, an article on The 200-Inch Reflecting Telescope at Mount Palomar, and a short piece on the Orrefors Jubilee Exhibition (1948) with photographs of several of the pieces displayed. Annual Indexes (Nams and Subject Matter) are included. 5-1/4 x 8-1/2" ; 1048 text pages plus several pages of black and white photographs. . Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket.

$37.05

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

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

Die Inkunabeln der Universitatsbibliothek Wurzberg

By Malzer, Gottfried

Wurzberg: Universitatsbibliothek Wurzberg, 1986. 1986 Soft Cover. NEAR FINE. A clean, totally unmarked and firmly bound copy in color illustrated paper cover. Pages crisp and clean. Light rubbing to cover edges, tiny creases to corner tips, cover otherwise fine. Binding firm, no splits or cracks, no creasing to cover spine. Generously illustrated with color and black/white reproductions. Text in German. 6-1/4 x 9-1/2"; 320 pages. Soft Cover. Near Fine.

$47.50

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

A Nova Scotia Work Basket: Some Needlework Patterns Traditionally Used in the Province
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A Nova Scotia Work Basket: Some Needlework Patterns Traditionally Used in the Province

By Davis, Marlene, et. al

Halifax, Nova Scotia: Nova Scotia Museum, 1976. Printing unstated. VERY GOOD+ soft cover in plastic comb binding. A clean, unmarked and firmly bound copy. Pages are in fine condition. Covers are lightly edgeworn, rear cover has one dark dime-sized spot. Bound in black plastic comb which is intact, no cracks or breaks. Covers knitting, crochet, weaving, rug making, quilting and needlework. A well-written and illustrated presentation complete with detailed patterns, including drawings and diagrams of patterns and stitches as well as black and white photographs of finished items. 11 x 8-1/2" (oblong); 114 pages. Plastic Comb Spiral. Very Good+. 4to - Oblong.

$20.90

A Book on "Paper"

By Weston, Harry E

Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Bookstore, 1927 1927. VERY GOOD+. A crisp, clean, totally unmarked copy. Small bump to top page edge, otherwise pages are fine and tightly bound in a green cloth hardcover, with black lettering on spine. Cover is clean though there is light spotting to top of rear cover, light color fade along bottom edges, No dust jacket. A non-technical presentation on the pulp and papermaking industry - with 21 B&W photos. Though written almost 90 years ago, this book is still useful, for the industry of pulp and papermaking, other than chemistry and scale, is little changed. An interesting historical perspective. 5-1/4 x 8"; xii + 77 pages. Hard Cover. Very Good+/No Jacket.

$28.00

Victorian Fashions and Costumes from Harper's Bazar, 1867-1898
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Victorian Fashions and Costumes from Harper's Bazar, 1867-1898

By Blum, Stella [Editor, Intro]

New York: Dover Publications, Inc., 1974 1974. NEAR FINE. Large format paperback in Dover's strong, sewn binding. A crisp, clean, totally unmarked and firmly bound copy. Pages fresh and fine. Paper cover has price intact and is clean with no tears, chips or creases - slightly rubbed along edges. With 1000 B& W illustrations - reproductions of art from the 19th century fashion magazine 'Harper's Bazar' (correct spelling! not yet 'Bazaar') artwork that highlights clothing trends from natural form to the hour glass figure and details from corsets, bustles and puffs, to hats, shoes and other accessories. 9-1/4 x 12-1/4"; ix + 293 pp. First Edition. Soft Cover. Near Fine.

$28.00

Costumes Through the Ages
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Costumes Through the Ages

By N/A

New York: Rizzoli International Publications, Inc., 1982 1982 U.S. Edition. VERY GOOD+. A clean, totally unmarked and firmly bound hardcover. Pages fine; cover of paper over boards with cloth spine and corners, color illustration on front, is clean with some light rubbing, bottom corners lightly bumped, otherwise fine. Binding firm and straight, hinges tight. No jacket, apparently as issued. This volume reproduces in the original format the 125 "Munchener Bilderbogen" - illustrated pamphlet sheets that first appeared in 1850. The book contains 250 color plates by various artists. Over 1500 clothed figures are displayed - illustrating the worldwide evolution of dress from ancient times to the late nineteenth century. 9-3/4 x 13-1/4"; 128 pages.. First American Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good+/No Jacket.

$50.00

The Jazz History Quilt
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The Jazz History Quilt

By Miller, Robin J

Bloomington, Indiana: Authorhouse, 2005. 2005 First Edition. VERY GOOD soft cover. INSCRIBED BY ROBIN MILLER on blank leaf at back of book: "To Audre, Best Wishes! Robin Thank you for coming to my exhibit. It was a pleasure to meet you." A colorful tour of Miller's incredible quilt, inspired by jazz and her African American heritage. Panels include Ragtime, Spirituals, Work Songs, Blues, Big Band, Cotton Club, Savoy and Wynton Marsalis. Miller lives and works in New York City and has written children's books under the pen name of R.J. Scribbles. 8-1/2 x 8-1/2"; 31 pages. Signed by Author. First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good.

$26.60

The Book in Italy, During the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries Shown in Facsimile Reproductions from the Most Famous Printed Volumes
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The Book in Italy, During the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries Shown in Facsimile Reproductions from the Most Famous Printed Volumes

By Orcutt, William Dana

London: George G. Harrap & Company Ltd, 1928. Number 631 of 750 copy Limited Edition. NEAR FINE. A clean, firmly bound copy. Hardcover, with gilt lettered vellum spine and light blue paper over boards, top page edge gilt. No dust jacket. 125 black and white facsimile plates and 3 color plates tipped in. Two custom owner bookplates on front endpapers, one of Robert Bruce Moyer. Short closed tear at bottom of half-title page, otherwise text is fine. Cover has light soiling along edges, corners are rubbed and worn to board, and there are a couple of small chips to blue paper on edges of front cover. Vellum spine is clean and in good condition. Binding secure. Some cracking along gutter of limitation page but hinges intact and no loose pages. Introduction by Dr. Guido Biagi. 9-3/4 x 12-3/4"; 220 pages plus 128 plates.. Numbered Limited Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/No Jacket. 4to.

$114.00

Three Centuries of Historic Silver: Loan Exhibitions under the Auspices of the Pennsylvania Society of the Colonial Dames of America

By Prime, Mrs. Alfred Coxe [Compiled & Edited by]

Philadelphia: Pennsylvania Society of the Colonial Dames of America, 1938. NEAR FINE. 1938 Limited edition of 1,000 copies of which this is hand-numbered #939. Includes 48-page section of black and white photos and illustrations. A near fine copy: totally unmarked, pages clean, crisp and tightly bound in blue cloth cover with silver stamping on front and spine. A bit of light shelf-rub to cover edges, otherwise cover is fresh and bright. Binding firm and tight, hinges intact, no splits. 6 x 9-1/4"; 191 pp.. Numbered Limited Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/No Jacket. 8vo.

$42.75

Collector's Guide to Antique American Silver

By Schwartz, Marvin D

Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1975. AUTHOR SIGNED. 1975 Stated First Edition. NEAR FINE in VERY GOOD price intact dust jacket. Signed by author on title page and also inscribed by Schwartz on front endpaper "For Marshall / Who is the ultimate connoisseur / Marvin." History, style and identification with over 100 black and white illustrations. Pages clean and fresh with no other markings, tightly bound in red hardcover. Cover is clean, spine ends lightly rubbed. Unclipped dust jacket is unclipped and complete with light rubbing and edgewear (short tears, small chips). Binding tight and secure. 5-1/2 x 8-1/2"; xvii + 174 pages.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. 8vo.

$23.75