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Porcelain Traditions and New Visions

By Jan Axel and Karen McCready

New York: Watson-Guptill. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1981. First Edition. Hardcover. 0823040917 . Large hardcover, 200 pages in very good condition, no jacket. 1st edition, 1st printing. Over 300 illustrations, 36 color plates. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall; 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall .

$35.00

The Pairpoint Glass Story

By George C. Avila

New Bedford, Massachusetts: Reynolds-DeWalt Printing. Fine in Good dust jacket. 1968. First Edition. Hardcover. Blue cloth hardcovered with gold lettering and design, 238 pages in fine condition with good+ dustjacket, light wear to jacket edges. 1st edition, 1968, limited edition, this is #19. Signed by the author with personal inscription on copyright page. More than 2200 items are reproduced in 64 full-color photos and 510 black and white illustrations plus 92 black and white photos. This is the first complete history on this subject.; 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall; Signed by Author .

$125.00

Card Games : Victorian Patience and Other Games, for One or More Particioants

By Paul Barnett & Ron Tiner Esquires

Boston: Anness Publishing Limited, Bulfinch. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 2001. First Edition. Hardcover. 0821219731 . Small hardcover, 95 pages in fine condition with fine dustjacket. First United States edition. Over 20 card games ranging from the popular to the more unusual, are described with diagrams, colorful illustrations, and instructions relayed in delightful period language. Full-color artwork on every page.; 24mo - over 5" - 5¾" tall .

$12.00

Collecting American Country : How to Select, Maintain, and Display Country  Pieces
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Collecting American Country : How to Select, Maintain, and Display Country Pieces

By Mary Ellisor Emmerling

New York: Clarkson N. Potter. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1983. First Edition. Hardcover. 0517549573 . Large hardcover, 276 pages in very good condition, some dust foxing on top closed page edges, with very good dustjacket, light wear on jacket edges. 1st edition, 1st printing. Signed by Mary Emmerling on the tittle page. 100s of photos with solid information for collector's of Americana from advertising tns to Zanesville animals. Learn how to recognize, select, care for, display, and decorate with the finest examples of antique and contemporary American Country folk art.; 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall; Signed by Author .

$45.00

The Art of Louis Comfort Tiffany

By Tessa Paul

New York: Exeter Books. Fine in Very Good dust jacket. 1987. Hardcover. 0671088890 . Large hardcover, 128 pages in fine condition with near fine dustjacket, light rubbing to jacket. Beautiful large full-color photos. Renowned for his glassware, it was in this medium that he was to be acknowledged as a genius and innovator of the Art Nouveau style. Important light is shed on the influences that shaped the man and his work.; 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall .

$19.00

How to Detect and Collect Antique Furniture

By Will H. Theus

New York: Alfred A, Knopf. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1978. First Edition. Hardcover. 0394400984 . Hardcover, 209 pages in very good condition with very good dustjacket. Stated 1st edition, no printings mentioned. 38 photos and 32 drawings. Everything a beginning collector needs to know about English and American antique furniture.; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall .

$12.00

The Hooked Rug

By William Winthrop Kent

New York: Tudor Publishing Company. Very Good in Good dust jacket. 1937. Hardcover. Hardcover, 210 pages in very good condition, previous owner's name and old price from the 1970's written in the book, pages faintly tanned. dustjacket good+ wear on edges, now covered by a clear mylar jacket to protect. New Edition, January 1937. With 175 illustrations. In depth study of hooked rugs, their history, and development of this American craft. This was the first indepth study of these works of art.; 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall .

$35.00

The Connoisseur's Complete Period Guides to the Houses, Decoration, Furnishing and Chattels of the Classic Periods

By Ralp Edwards and L.G. G. Ramsey

New York: Bonanza Books. Fine with no dust jacket. 1968. Hardcover. Large redcloth hardcovers, 1536 pages in fine condition. Hundreds of phtos and illustrations. Over 3 inches thick. Covers the Tudor period 1500-1603 thru the Early Victorian Period 1830-1860 and the periods inbetween. Examines and illustrates Architecture, Interior Decoration, Furniture, Paintings, Silver, Pottery, Textiles, Jewelry, Metalwork, and more.; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall .

$28.00

The Dolls of Yesterday

By Eleanor St. George

New York: Bonanza Books. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. Half-Leather. Large hardcover, 204 pages in near fine condition with near fine dustjacket. Light rubbing to edges. No publishing date, a reprint of the 1948 edition. Illustrated with photographs of more than 450 dolls this book was originally written for doll-collectors, to tell them about the kinds of dolls to look for, where to find them, and how to identify them. The various dolls described in each chapter of the book are illustrated by photographs.; 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall .

$14.00

William Morris Textiles

By Parry, Linda

New York, New York: Viking Press. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1983. First Edition. Softcover. 0670770744 . Heavy softcover, 192 pages in near fine condition, light wear on cover edges. Previous owner's bookplate in the book. This is the first comprehensive survey of the many hundreds of original, colorful textiles produced by Morris & Co. between 1875 and 1940, and the very varied, often highly specialized processes involved in their production are discussed in detail. Included is a list, fully illustrated of their patterns for printed textiles. The history makes fascinating reading.; 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall .

$22.00

Perfect Wood Finishing Made Easy
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Perfect Wood Finishing Made Easy

By Noble, Susanne M.;Noble, Sue

Cincinnati, Ohio: Betterway Books. Fine with no dust jacket. 1998. First Edition. Softcover. 1558704604 . Softcover, 128 pages in fine condition. 1st edition, 2nd printing. A reference book for choosing and applying the best new finishes on the market - safely, beautifully and effectively. In 10 color illustrated, step by step projects, you will learn the keys to proper sanding, filling, staining, glazing, dying, lacquering, shellacking, and more. Each chapter contains a complete materials list, important safety procautions, and tips for maintaining a great looking finish once you completed the job.; 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall .

$10.00

Art Nouveau

By Robert Schmutzler

New York: Harry N. Abrams. Fine with no dust jacket. 1962. Hardcover. Oversize hardcover, 322 pages in fine condition, no dustjacket. Gilt lettering and design on cover and spine. 451 illustrations and 12 full-color tipped in illustrations. No printiing mentioned, possible first edition. Art Nouveau is the term generally used for defining the style of art which around 1900, had as its main theme, a long sensitive, sinuous line that reminds us of seaweed or of creeping plants. Filled with examples of artists and their works of this style. An excellent reference on the subject.; 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall .

$45.00

The Encyclopedia of Victoriana

By Edited By Harriet Bridgemen and Elizabeth Drury

New York: Macmillan Publishing. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 1975. First Edition. Hardcover. 0025335308 . Hardcover, 368 pages in fine condition with fine dustjacket, faint wear on jacket edges. 1st American edition. 468 black and white halftones, 153 line drawings, and 32 pages of color plates. This is the first illustrated encyclopedia devoted entirely to Victoriana, the works of the decorative art produced in Britain and America during the reign of Queen Victoria. The chapters are supplemented by glossaries that define and describe every type of Victoriana from Eastlake furniture, Morris wallpaper, and Tiffany glass to creamware, lustre, patchwork, mother of peral, and scrimshaw.; 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall .

$30.00

MacDonald Guide to Buying Antique Furniture

By Feild, Rachel

New York, New York: Wallace-Homestead Book Co. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 1989. Hardcover. 0870695401 . Hardcover, 176 pages in fine condition with fine dustjacket. More than 50 classic styles expertly analysed. Each piece keyed to quick-reference points of authenticity, repair and restoration. Contemporary variations and country-made copies described and illustrated. Tell-tale signs of reproduction. Period construction and materials explained. Identification guide to woods. Care and repair. Price for originals, contemporary variations and reproductions.; 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall .

$15.00

Gun Collecting

By Charles Edward Chapel

New York: Coward-McCann. Very Good in Good dust jacket. 1939. Hardcover. Hardcover, 232 pages in very good condition, light wear to cover edges, original owner's name written in book. 1st edition, 4th printing. Chapters on Flintloccks, the Kentucky Rifle, percussion guns, Samuel Colt guns, freaks and oddities and more. Covers classifications and identification. Learn how to recognize valuable guns and how to collect with a purpose. Also the care and cleaning of guns.; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall .

$12.00

Early American Clocks

By Don Maust

Uniontown Pa.: E. G. Warman Publishing Co.. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1971. Softcover. Softcover, 79 pages in very good condition, light wear to cover edges. Original owner's name written in book. A worthy collection of little-known facts for all who are interested in Early American Clocks. Essays on early American clocks containing background material are hard or next to impossible to find. Pages are filled with many details and illustrations covering early clocks.; 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall .

$14.00

Kenneth Jay Lane: Faking it
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Kenneth Jay Lane: Faking it

By Lane, Kenneth Jay; Miller, Harrice Simons

New York, NY: Harry N Abrams Inc. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 1996. Hardcover. 0810935791 . Hardcover, 159 pages in fine condition with fine dustjacket. Principal photographer John Bigelow Taylor. The most beloved and successful designer of costume jewerly tells his story. Interesting anecdotes about the rich and famous that love and wear his jewels with dazzling photographs of his jewelry. 147 illustrations. A valuable reference for the collector, dealer and lover of jewelry.; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall .

$75.00

Britten's Old Clocks and Watches and Their Makers

By G.H. Baillie and C. Clutton and C.A. Ilbert

New York: Bonanza. Fine in Good dust jacket. 1956. Hardcover. 0517017717 . Large hardcover, 517 pages in fine condition. Pages clean, bright and tight. Inside back cover there are some notations written. Dustjacket good, some wear on jacket edges, 1 soil spot on jacket front, a few small repaired tears in jacket. Pull-out frontispiece diagram. 1956, 1st printing. of 7th edition. A historical and descriptive account of the different styles of clocks and watches of the past in England and abroad containing a list of nearly 14,000 makers. 100's of photos and diagrams.; 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall .

$40.00

Williamsburg Collection of Antique Furnishings

By Colonial Williamsburg Foundation Staff

Williamsburg, Virginia: Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. As New with no dust jacket. 1973. Softcover. 0879350172 . Softcover, 120 pages in like new condition. Filled with color photos of the collections and interiors.; 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall .

$10.00

The Doll

By Carl Fox

New York: Harry N. Abrams. Fine in Very Good dust jacket. Hardcover. Beautiful red velvet covered hardcover, large gilt lettering on cover and spine. 343 pages in fine condition with near fine dustjacket, light wear on jacket edges. Large coffeetable book. 191 illustrations, including 70 in full-color. Superb photography by H. Landshoff. Almost 200 full-page plates show dolls from many cultures and eras. There are fashion models made for queens, sophisticated French ladies made by the greatest doll-makers of all, handmade dolls, puppets, kewpies, voodoo dolls, fetish figures, Oriental dolls, and Indian Kachina dolls. Text covers the history and meaning of dolls around the world. The most indepth book published on dolls. Oversize extra postage needed.; 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall .

$45.00

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