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cover of THE ENGLISH COUNTRY HOUSE: AN ART & A WAY OF LIFE

THE ENGLISH COUNTRY HOUSE: AN ART & A WAY OF LIFE

by Olive Cook

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Published
1974
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Near Fine
Edition
First
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This is a first edition (1974) of The English Country House, An Art and a Way of Life by the English writer and artist Olive Cook. It is not a picture book, but a study of the country house as a work of art. It starts with the Medieval age and goes up to the great houses of the 19th century.… Read more
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cover of ANTIQUE COLLECTOR'S DIRECTORY OF PERIOD DETAIL

ANTIQUE COLLECTOR'S DIRECTORY OF PERIOD DETAIL

by Paul Davidson

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Published
2000
Condition
Fine
Edition
First North American
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This is a mint-condition first North American edition (stated) of Antique Collector's Directory of Period Detail, How to Identify the Key Characteristics, Shapes and Forms of Period Styles. It's a gorgeous, expensive book, with 400+ color photographs and labeled drawings. It shows how to identify furniture, silver, glassware and porcelain according to their historical period, and shows… Read more
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cover of Have one to sell? Sell it yourself Shop with confidence eBay Money Back Guarantee Get the item you ordered or get your money back. Learn more- eBay Money Back Guarantee - opens in a new window or tab Seller information louai64 (186) 100% Positive feedback See other items Contact seller Visit store CHRISTIE'S AUCTION CATALOG: IMPORTANT ENGLISH FURNITURE, NEW YORK 1999

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This is a mint-condition copy of the Christie's auction catalog for Important English Furniture, Including the Collection of Joseph and Laverne Schieszler. The auction took place in New York in October of 1999. It is a beautiful catalog. 294 pages of gorgeous photographs and loads of detail for each item. The realised prices are included. Aside from tiny bits of… Read more
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cover of THE BULFINCH ANATOMY OF ANTIQUE FURNITURE

THE BULFINCH ANATOMY OF ANTIQUE FURNITURE

by Tim Forrest

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Published
1999
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9780821223253
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$18.64

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This is a first North American edition of The Bulfinch Anatomy of Antique Furniture. It is the ultimate visual glossary about antiques, of value to beginners and those with lots of experience in collecting. More than 200 pieces are reproduced in lavish photographs with copious annotation and a wealth of illustrative detail, covering all categories of furniture. Eight … Read more
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cover of ANTIQUES: PROFESSIONAL SECRETS FOR THE AMATEUR

ANTIQUES: PROFESSIONAL SECRETS FOR THE AMATEUR

by MICHEL DOUSSY

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Published
1974
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First English Reprint
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This is a copy of the first reprint of Antiques: Professional Secrets for the Amateur, by the French art expert Michel Doussy. It was first published in French in 1971. It was first published in English in 1973; this copy was printed in 1974. It is still selling. That is because it provides exhaustive and endlessly… Read more
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cover of THE VILLAGE IN ENGLAND

THE VILLAGE IN ENGLAND

by Graham Nicholson, Jane Fawcett

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Published
1988
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First American
ISBN
9780847809561
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This is a first US edition of The Village in England, which was originally published (in the UK) as The Village in History. It is a serious social history which includes the effects of political changes and wars. There is a section on geographic areas and sections on barns, farms, churches and furniture. There's at least one photograph… Read more
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cover of EXPLORING THE WORLD OF THE CELTS

EXPLORING THE WORLD OF THE CELTS

by Simon James

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Published
1993
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First Reprint
ISBN
9780500050675
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In this generously illustrated introduction to the world of the Celts, Simon James charts their way of life from farming to feasting, their wars, their gods, and their superb craftsmanship in metal, wood, and stone. He covers the neglected subject of Celtic life under Roman rule, particularly in Gaul and Britain, and the continuing traditions… Read more
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cover of ENGLISH FURNITURE STYLES

ENGLISH FURNITURE STYLES

by Ralph Fastnedge

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Published
1962
Condition
Fine
Edition
First US
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This is a near-perfect copy of English Furniture Styles, written in 1962 by the English art historian Ralph Fastnedge.This is the first US edition, published two years later. This book is now rare. This is a comprehensive, authoritative and profusely-illustrated survey of the evolution of English furniture. It is broken down into 11 periods, ending with Regency.… Read more
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cover of ANTIQUE COLLECTOR'S DIRECTORY OF PERIOD DETAIL

ANTIQUE COLLECTOR'S DIRECTORY OF PERIOD DETAIL

by Paul Davidson

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Published
2000
Condition
Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9780764151675
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$26.10

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This is the stated first US edition of Antique Collector's Directory of Period Detail: How to Identify the Key Characteristics, Shapes and Forms of Period Styles. It was written by the British auction house valuer Paul Davidson. The key to object identification lies in recognizing an era's representative shapes, and this book shows how o identify antique… Read more
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cover of ENGLISH FURNITURE 1800-1851

ENGLISH FURNITURE 1800-1851

by Edward T Joy

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Published
1977
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9780889024311
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This is a near-perfect copy of English Furniture 1800-1851, written in 1977 by the English furniture historian Edward T Joy. It's extremely interesting. It begins with the Regency period and ends with The Great Exhibition. It goes into great detail about furniture, but also about what was happening in the economy, with the development of equipment and… Read more
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cover of CANING & RUSHWORK

CANING & RUSHWORK

by Yvonne Rees

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Published
1993
Condition
Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9780706370485
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This is a pristine copy of Caning and Rushwork, an illustrated guide to the repair of basketry, rushwork and cane pieces. It was written by Yvonne Rees, editor of Home Improvement Guides. 95 pages, full of photographs and drawings. This copy has not been read, or even opened. There are no marks of any kind in or on it.… Read more
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cover of A CENTURY OF FINE CARRIAGE CLOCKS

A CENTURY OF FINE CARRIAGE CLOCKS

by Charles Terwilliger, Joseph Fanelli

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Published
1987
Condition
Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9780916316044
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For many years, beginning in the early 60s, there was a shop in New York called Clocks and Things. It was owned by a man named Joseph Fanelli, and his specialty was the repair and maintenance of fine timepieces. In the mid-80s, the horologist Charles Terwilliger asked him to identify the 100 finest carriage clocks… Read more
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cover of ANTIQUE CLOCKS & CLOCK COLLECTING

ANTIQUE CLOCKS & CLOCK COLLECTING

by Eric Bruton

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Published
1974
Condition
Very Good+
Edition
First
ISBN
9780600317951
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Antique Clocks & Clock Collecting is a slim book but it tells you everything you need to know about collecting clocks. It was written in 1974 by the English horologist Eric Bruton. This is a first edition, with dust jacket. 96 pages, including loads of photos. The dust jacket is a bit bruised (and repaired), especially on… Read more
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cover of SOTHEBY'S CARING FOR ANTIQUES

SOTHEBY'S CARING FOR ANTIQUES

by Mette Tang Simpson, Michael Huntley

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Published
1992
Condition
Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9780671751050
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This is a first edition copy of Sotheby's Caring for Antiques: The Complete Guide to Handling, Cleaning, Display and Restoration, published in 1992 and written by curators at the famed British auction house. It is a beautiful book, very high-end, heavily illustrated and telling you how to look after everything from jewellery to furniture to scientific instruments… Read more
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cover of A TREASURY OF WORLD ANTIQUES OVER FIVE CENTURIES

A TREASURY OF WORLD ANTIQUES OVER FIVE CENTURIES

by Anthony Livesey

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Published
1980
Condition
Fine
Edition
First Reprint
ISBN
9780600304821
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This is the first reprint of A Treasury of World Antiques, a best-seller written by the British historian Anthony Livesey and first published in 1979. It was re-printed for WH Smith Books the following year. It covers 5 centuries of collectibles, of every kind. Silver, porcelain, furniture, toys, jewellery etc., and it's laid out by century… Read more
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cover of THE ENGLISH COUNTRY CHAIR

THE ENGLISH COUNTRY CHAIR

by IVAN SPARKES

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Published
1977
Condition
Very Good+
Edition
Reprint, Update
ISBN
9780904978872
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This is an excellent copy of The English Country Chair, by the English furniture historian Ivan Sparkes. There are copies available in Europe; in North America, it's quite rare. It was first published in 1973. Sparkes revised and updated it and it was reprinted, in soft cover, in 1977. This is one of those revised copies. The back cover… Read more
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cover of BRITISH CRAFTSMANSHIP

BRITISH CRAFTSMANSHIP

by W. B. Honey

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Published
1947
Condition
Very Good+
Edition
First
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After the war, between 1945 and 1950, Collins published a series of books about Great Britain. They may have been morale boosters, but they were serious books, of very high quality. This is 7th: British Craftsmanship, published in 1947. It covers the six areas of craftsmanship in which Great Britain most excels: Clocks, Glass, Furniture, Pottery and Porcelain,… Read more
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cover of IS IT GENUINE?

IS IT GENUINE?

by John Bly

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Published
1987
Condition
Fine
Edition
First Reprint
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This is an unread copy of the best-selling book Is It Genuine? How to Collect Antiques with Confidence, written by the British antiques expert and Antiques Roadshow appraiser John Bly. It was first published in 1986 and was a best-seller; this is a copy of its first reprint, in 1987. It is an invaluable book for collectors of antique furniture, metalware, … Read more
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cover of THE DAVID & CHARLES ENCYCLOPEDIA OF EVERYDAY ANTIQUES

THE DAVID & CHARLES ENCYCLOPEDIA OF EVERYDAY ANTIQUES

by Ronald Pearsall

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Published
1982
Condition
Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9780715398685
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$16.40

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This is ex-library, but it's a lovely book, in excellent condition. You can easily remove all of the library fittings. In its main A-Z section, this British publication covers ground not often explored by American guides to antiques and collectibles, including Axminster carpets, "Billies and Charlies,'' fairings, garden gnomes, and trench art. There are other sections as well.… Read more
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cover of ENGLAND'S HERITAGE

ENGLAND'S HERITAGE

by Derry Brabbs

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Published
2003
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
2nd
ISBN
9781841882239
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$20.88

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This is the second edition of England's Heritage, published in 2003. It is soft-cover; the first edition was hardcover, published in 2001. England's rich, turbulent history has left a powerful legacy in buildings, monuments, pageantry, and landscape. Nearly 600 illustrations and photos capture the shifts of time, the influence of diverse cultures, and the impact of long-ago events… Read more
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