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Nippon-To Art Swords of Japan: The Walter A. Compton Collection

By Compton; Junji; Kanichi; Morihiro

Japan House Gallery; Japan Society, 1976. 134, [2] pp. Folio. Stiff black paper wrappers, textured blue endpapers. A detailed catalogue of one of the most important collections of Japanese swords outside of that country. With numerous plates - photographs of Japanese swords, some in color, as well as drawings and diagrams. With errata slip. VG+. First Edition.


Corkscrews of the Eighteenth Century: Artistry in Iron and Steel

By Giulian, Bertrand B.

WhiteSpace Publishing, 1995. 236 pp. First edition. A comprehensive work on early iron and steel corkscrews, with many examples in black and white and color. Includes several appendices Small store sticker on ffep, else Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. Oversize: For international customers, there may be an adjustment in shipping; the book will ship at cost. . First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine.


Karatsu Ware: A Tradition of Diversity
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Karatsu Ware: A Tradition of Diversity

By Becker, Johanna

Tokyo: Kodansha International, 1986. 4to. Brown cloth. 220 pp. With 57 color plates and 177 black plates: photographs of Karatsu Ware. A scholarly history of the pottery made in the northwest corner of the island of Kyushu, Japan known as Karatsu Ware, tracing its origins to the explosive production of pottery in the early 16th century, including an examination of the production of major kilns and kiln groups. Fine in Fine price-intact dust jacket. Oversize book: overseas customers please request a shipping quote, or anticipate a request for additional postage; the book will ship at cost.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine.


Royal Doulton Figures, Collector's Book No. 8

Burslem Stoke-on-Trent: Doulton Fine China Limited, 1963. 105 pp. With index. Includes color photographs of each figure and a few room settings showing figures on display. An insert showing1964 additions to the collection is laid-in. VG. Revised Edition. Spiral Bound Cardboard Wrapper. Very Good.


The Classic Decoy Series

By Weiler, Milton

New York: Winchester Press, 1969. No. 839 of a limited edition of 1,000, signed on the limitation page by Milton C. Weiler. Introduction by Ed Zern, foreword by William J. Mackey, Jr. 24 full color plates of decoys. Each plate is laid in beside a letterpress description of the decoy's maker. The sewn portfolio is laced into publisher's stiff paper wrappers with brown ribbon. Green paper wrappers with title gilt on front. Slipcase with paper label on front has a few faint stains, and the green paper covering has uniform but slight fading on front panel. Portfolio is fine, in a very good slipcase.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Limited/ Signed. Paper Wrappers. Fine.


The Ornamented Tray. Two Centuries of Ornamented Trays (1720-1920)

By Lea, Zilla Rider (ed.)

Rutland, Vermont: Charles E Tuttle Co, 1971. A publication of The Historical Society of Early American Decoration, Inc. Based on Esther Stevens Brazer's Photographic Collection. 256 pp. Green cloth, gilt-stamped emblem and title in red. Profusely illustrated with b&w photos. With color frontispiece, bibliography, index. Price-clipped dustjacket, lightly sunned along spine. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good+/Very Good.


Vävboken. Handbok för hemmet och Skolan, Utarbetad. Moderna Textilier

By Montell, Aina & Glantzberg, Elisabeth M.

Stockholm: Albert Bonniers Forlag, 1925. 74, v pp. 24 plates, 11 in color. Wear to edges, previous owner's name on front. Text is in SWEDISH. Profusely illustrated with weaving drafts and b&w photos. Includes sewn-in 2-page card (Fargprover a garn) with samples of thread in 84 brilliant colors! . Soft Cover. GVG.


The Art of Painted Furniture

By Ritz, Gislind M.

New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold Company, 1971. English translation by Sigrid MacRae, photographs by Helga Schmidt-Glassner. 175 pp, 52 tipped in plates in color. Red cloth, spine title stamped in gilt. A little wear at corners and spine edges, light soiling to covers. Dustjacket has several large chips, edge wear. . First American Edition. Hard Cover. GVG/Fair.


Early American Decorating Patterns

By Hall, Peg

New York: M. Barrows and Co., 1951. 150 pp. Includes 4 color plates, and drawings and color renderings by author. Includes illustrated pattern section and index. Inscription in ink on ffep reads, "With best wishes- Peg Hall." owner's name in pencil also on ffep. Front flap of dj tipped onto half title page. Blue cloth has multiple yellowish spots, but is nevertheless a good tight copy.. First Edition, SIGNED. Hard Cover. GVG.


Flowers of the Yayla: Yoruk Weaving of the Toros Mountains

By Landreau, Anthony N. and Ralph S. Yohe with Daniel G. Bates and Anita Landreau

Washington D.C: The Textile Museum, 1983. 108, [4] pp. Signed by Anthony Landreau. Illustrated with 11 color plates and black& white photographs. Includes appendices and bibliography. This book, and the exhibit by the Textile Museum, resulted from years of research among vanishing nomadic weavers in the Toros Mountains of Turkey. Contains very useful glossary of carpet motifs. With a letter laid in, from Tony Landreau to Francis Merritt, the founder and first Director of Haystack Mountain School of Arts and Crafts. . Signed. First Edition, Presentation Copy. Soft Cover. Very Good. Exhibition Catalogue.


The Art of Turned Wooden Bowls

By Jacobson, Edward

New York: E.P. Dutton 88 pages. Artists statement, brief biography and photograph of each craftsman, along with color photographs of their work. VG.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good.


Heritage Above. A Tribute to Maine's Tradition of Weather Vanes

By Burnell, Marcia

Camden, Maine: Down East Books, 1991. xii, 84 pp. Grey cloth, title gilt on spine. Color photos by author on nearly every page. Just a touch of wear at corners & spine edges. Dustjacket has a little edge wear. SIGNED by the author/photographer. . Signed. Hard Cover. Very Good+/Very Good+.


Pottery Workshop. A Study in the Making of Pottery from Idea To Finished Form

By Counts, Charles

New York: Macmillan Publishing Co, 1973. viii, 198 pp. With sources of supply, bibliography, index. Brown cloth over boards, black cloth spine stamped in white & copper. Profusely illustrated with photographs by Bill Haddox. Ink writing on ffep, very light edge wear. Dustjacket has light edge wear, a few short, closed tears. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good+/Very Good+.


New American Furniture: The Second Generation of Studio Furnituremakers
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New American Furniture: The Second Generation of Studio Furnituremakers

By Cooke, Edward S. Jr.

Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, 1989. 131, [1] pp. 25 furniture makers were invited to create a new work for this exhitition, using a piece in the Museum's collection as inspiration. Very lightly sunned spine.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Near Fine. Exhibition Catalogue.


The Moravian Potters in North Carolina

By Bivins, Jr., John

Chapel Hill, North Carolina: University of North Carolina Press, 1972. xiv, 300, [6] pages; with notes, glossaries, bibliography, index. Illustrated covers, illustrated endpapers. Photography by Bradford L. Rauschenberg. 276 plates, some in color. Boards very slightly bowed, very light foxing to front board and page edges.. Hard Cover. Very Good.


The Shaker Chair
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The Shaker Chair

By Muller, Charles R. & Rieman, Timothy D

Winchester, Ohio: The Canal Press, 1984. [xx], 232, 16 pp. With appendices, bibliography, index. Maroon cloth, spine title gilt. Profusely illustrated with b&w and color photographs. Dustjacket has light edge wear with a few short, closed tears. With laid-in brochure "The Shaker Chair" with drawings by Stephen Metzger. Oversize book: overseas customers please request a shipping quote, or anticipate a request for additional postage; the book will ship at cost. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good. Illus. by Stephen Metzger.