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THE EDISON DISC PHONOGRAPHS AND THE DIAMOND DISCS: A HISTORY WITH ILLUSTRATIONS

By Frow, George L.

Kent, Great Britain: George L. Frow, 1982. HC. very good+ w/good+ dustjacket (hardcover). B&W illustrations. ISBN 0950546259 The fascinating story of Thomas Edison's Diamond Discs and the robust and often sumptuous instruments that were designed to play them. 286pp.

$40.00

CYLINDER PHONOGRAPH COMPANION - The Edison Cylinder Phonograph Companion

By Frow, George L.

Woodland Hills, CA: Stationary X-Press, 1994. HC. very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover). B&W illustrations. ISBN 0960646612 This volume traces the careers of the many models of the instruments and follows them through from production committee, early outlines and into manufacture, describing the improvements and accessories as they came along; prices of the day are also shown. 384pp.

$200.00

THE BOOK OF ENGLISH FIREPLACES

By Kelly, Alison

Middlesex: Country Life Books, 1968. HC. good w/good dustjacket (hardcover). 111 B&W plates. The author traces the development of the English fireplace since Roman times, describing the austere fireplaces of the medieval castles, the graceful creations of such well-known designer-architects as Sir John Vanbrugh, Robert Adam, and William Kent, the Victorian Gothic fantasies of William Burges, the factory-produced grates of the nineteenth century, and the sleek lines of contemporary fireplaces. 96pp.

$6.00

JIM HALL THE YANKEE AUCTIONEER RELATES I RECALL TO VIRGINIA ROSE WILDE

By Hall, Jim and Wilde, Virginia Rose

Francestown, NH: Marshall Jones Company Pub, 1943. HC. good+, red cloth (hardcover) no dustjacket - owner's inscription. B&W frontis. 130pp.

$20.00

A HANDBOOK OF OLD MECHANICAL PENNY BANKS

By Meyer, John D. (signed by the author)

Tyrone, PA: published by the author, 1952. HC. very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover) signed by the author. B&W illustrations. The primary objective in writing this Hand Book is an effort to classify the banks so each bank will be designated. There are 242 banks illustrated, each one numbered to correspond with the numbered description of that bank, so that by referring to the number of illustration and the like number of the description, the reader may visualize what that bank is like. Some wear to the extremities of the covers. 119pp.

$10.00

THE DECORATIVE ARTS TRADITION IN THE AMERICAN HOME 1700-1900

By Schwartz, Marvin D. (Guest Curator)

Morristown, NJ: The Morris Museum, 1985. PB. very good, wraps (softcover). B&W illustrations. ISBN 0961304626 An Exhibition organized by The Arts Council of the Morris Area and The Morris Museum March 2, 1985 - April 28, 1985. 32pp.

$20.00

THE PENNSYLVANIA GERMAN COLLECTION - HANDBOOKS IN AMERICAN ART, NO. 2

By Garvan, Beatrice B.

Philadelphia, PA: Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1999. PB. very good, wraps (softcover). B&W illustrations. 372pp.

$7.50

VIRGINIA ANTIQUES: A HISTORY AND HANDBOOK FOR THE COLLECTOR

By Harris, Marleine Reader

New York: Exposition Press, 1953. HC. very good, black cloth spine (hardcover) (no dustjacket). 231 B&W illustrations. Contents include: Where Antiques Come From in Virginia; Treasured Chests; Virginia Sat Here; Old Mothers' Cupboards; Tables Well Turned; Opened for Business; Drink From Me Only; Room for Two; Members of the Board; Time and Tidewater; Let There Be Light; And So to Beds. 183pp.

$30.00

WOODEN BYGONES OF SMOKING AND SNUFF TAKING

By Pinto, Edward H.

London: Hutchinson & Co.(Publishers), 1962. HC. good, brown cloth (hardcover) no dustjacket. B&W illustrations. Tobacco, alternatively praised and reviled, smoked and sniffed, has brought into being many small wooden objects desirable to the collector. This book tells about them--the European examples primarily. 96pp.

$15.00

KITCHEN ANTIQUES

By Weiss, Jeffrey (produced by) and Leach, David (photographs by)

New York: Harper Colophon Books, 1980. PB. very good+, wraps (softcover). B&W and color illustrations. ISBN 0060908130 Jeff Weiss provides stunning full color photographs and a representative price list to make this an indispensible guide for the collector of kitchen antiques. unpaginated.

$5.00

LACQUERWORK IN ASIA AND BEYOND: COLLOQUIES ON ART & ARCHAEOLOGY IN ASIA NO. 11, A COLLOQUY HELD 22-24 JUNE 1981

By Watson, William (edited by)

UK: Percival David Foundation, 1982. PB. very good, wraps (softcover). B&W illustrations. ISBN 0728601001 Contents include: The earliest Chinese lacquer; Yuan and Ming lacquers; Sung lacquers; Lacquered furniture; The maki-e tradition; Japanese lacquer painting; Japanese export lacquer of the 17th century; Western japanning; The Koryo Sutra box; Namban lacquer shrines; Early lacquer in Iran; Near Eastern lacquerwork; An Islamic 'lacquered' dish; Painted and lacquered woodwork in Arab houses; Qajar lacquer; Lacquered painting in 19th-century Iran; Turkish lacquer; Lacquer items in the Chester Beatty Library; Indian lacquerwork and the antecedents of the Qajar style. 345pp.

$30.00

A QUESTION OF POLISH: THE ANTIQUE MARKET IN AUSTRALIA

By Ingram, Terry

Sydney: Collins, 1979. HC. very good w/very good dustjacket (hardcover). B&W and color illustrations. ISBN 0002164124 Terry Ingram takes a hard, sometimes irreverent look at the wheelers and dealers in old wares in Australia. 192pp.

$10.00

TARTANWARE: SOUVENIRS FROM SCOTLAND
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TARTANWARE: SOUVENIRS FROM SCOTLAND

By von Furstenberg, Ira (with Andrew Nicolls)

London: Pavilion Books Limited, 1996. HC. very good+ w/good+ dustjacket (hardcover). B&W and color illustrations. ISBN 1857935144 Princess Ira von Furstenberg, who has been collecting tartanware for twenty years, is one of the leading experts on the subject. Many of the fascinating pieces shown in this book are from her own collection. 72pp.

$45.00

THE ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF ANTIQUES: THE ESSENTIAL REFERENCE FOR ALL ANTIQUE LOVERS AND COLLECTORS

By Mallalieu, Huon (general editor)

Philadelphia, PA: Courage Books, 1993. HC. very good w/very good dustjacket (hardcover). B&W and color illustrations. ISBN 1561383325 Every major category of antiques is discussed in depth by a renowned expert. 640pp.

$10.00

EAST ASIAN LACQUERS IN THE COLLECTION OF THE SEATTLE ART MUSEUM

By Knight, Michael

Seattle, WA: Seattle Art Museum, 1992. PB. fine, wraps (softcover). B&W and color illustrations. ISBN 0932216420 The collection of the Seattle Art Museum pays respect to this elegant and ancient art. 30pp.

$5.00

JAPANESE LACQUER, 1600-1900: SELECTIONS FROM THE CHARLES A. GREENFIELD COLLECTION

By Pekarik, Andrew J.

New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1980. HC. very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover). B&W and color illustrations. ISBN 0870992473 The laquers shown in this fully illustrated volume were selected for exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art from the Charles A. Greenfield Collection, one of the largest and most significant private collections of Japanese lacquer art in the United States. 146pp.

$40.00

COLLECTING POT LIDS (Potlids)

By Fletcher, Edward

New York: Pitman Publishing, 1975. HC. very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover). B&W illustrations. ISBN 0273008188 This book is the first complete guide to pot lid collecting. It includes historical notes, useful advice on where and how to dig pot lids out of the ground, complete instructions on cleaning and repairing damaged specimens, and a comprehensive price guide to all recorded black and white lids. THIS IS THE NICEST COPY I HAVE EVER OWNED. 114pp.

$20.00

A REMARKABLE COLLECTION: IVORY MINIATURES OF NAPOLEON HIS COURT AND FAMILY; RELICS OF GENERAL WASHINGTON - April 13 & 14, 1916

By Henkels, Stan V.

Philadelphia, PA: Stan V. Henkels, 1916. PB. good, wraps (softcover). B&W illustrations. Catalogue No. 1166 for the auction held April 13 & 14, 1916. In addition to the ivory miniatures of Napoleon, his court and family were "Relics of General Washington, antique furniture, china and glass, colonial silver; ancient armor; antique Persian rugs and carpets; fine oil paintings." Estate of Emma E. Copper; and, the collection of a Well-Known Southern Gentleman; and, from the collection of the Late Col. Frank M. Etting; and, the Residence of Warren G. Griffith of Philadelphia. Some auction results are pencilled in (not the Washington items). 40pp.

$45.00

WRITING IMPLEMENTS AND ACCESSORIES: FROM THE ROMAN STYLUS TO THE TYPEWRITER

By Whalley, Joyce Irene

Newton Abbot, UK: David & Charles, 1975. HC. very good w/very good dustjacket (hardcover) EX-LIB. B&W illustrations. ISBN 0715468044 Descriptions of all kinds of writing implements and accessories, from Roman times to the present day, are brought together for the first time in this book. EX-LIB with no external marks. 144pp.

$15.00

THE WORLD OF ANTIQUES, ART, AND ARCHITECTURE IN VICTORIAN AMERICA
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THE WORLD OF ANTIQUES, ART, AND ARCHITECTURE IN VICTORIAN AMERICA

By Bishop, Robert and Coblentz, Patricia

New York: E. P. Dutton, 1979. HC. very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover). B&W and color illustrations. ISBN 052512912X Celebrates the Victorian home in America. 495pp.

$5.00

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