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EXPLORING THE WORLD OF THE CELTS

by Simon James

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Published
1993
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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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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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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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$28.36

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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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IS IT GENUINE? A GUIDE TO IDENTIFYING 18th-CENTURY FURNITURE

by W. Crawley, Maurice Michael

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Published
1971
Condition
Very Good+
Edition
First
ISBN
9780413271600
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$20.26

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This is a first edition of Is It Genuine? A Guide to the Identification of 18th-Century Furniture. It was written by two English antiques dealers and published in 1971. This book is an essential guide to identifying 18th-century furniture and is a must-have for collectors and dealers. In 156 pages, and with loads of photos, it tells… Read more
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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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$40.51

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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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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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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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$36.46

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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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ANTIQUE CLOCKS & CLOCK COLLECTING

by Eric Bruton

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Published
1974
Condition
Very Good+
Edition
First
ISBN
9780600317951
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$20.26

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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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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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$28.36

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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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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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$32.41

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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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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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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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ANCIENT CARPENTERS' TOOLS: 18th CENTURY AMERICAN COLONIES

by Henry Chapman Mercer

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Published
2000
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
Fifth
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$22.69

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The full title of this book is Ancient Carpenters' ToolsIllustrated and Explained, Together with the Implements of the Lumberman, Joiner and Cabinet-Makerin Use in the Eighteenth Century It was first written in 1929. The fifth edition was published in 1975. This is a re-print of that 5th edition. Soft cover, 340 pages.250 illustrations depict the rare artifacts identified by the American archeologist… Read more
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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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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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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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ENGLAND'S HERITAGE

by Derry Brabbs

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Published
2003
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
2nd
ISBN
9781841882239
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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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CARE & REPAIR OF FURNITURE

by Albert Jackson, David Day

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Published
2006
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9780061137303
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This is a stated first edition of Care & Repair of Furniture, the essential step-by-step guide to buying, repairing, and finishing furniture. It was written by the British DIY and maintenance experts Albert Jackson and David Day. It contains key skills and hints for all levels of experience, tips on how to browse markets and… Read more
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THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO ANTIQUES

by MARTIN MILLER

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Vancouver Bookseller
Published
2003
Condition
Very Good+
Edition
First
ISBN
9780681783607
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The Complete Guide to Antiques is a a comprehensive guide to antiques and collectables from around the world. The book is a collection of over 8000 antiques of every variety; each entry is illustrated with a color photograph, and includes information on dealer prices, date and origin which will assist you in identifying and valuing… Read more
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SHERATON FURNITURE

by Ralph Fastnedge

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Vancouver Bookseller
Published
1983
Condition
Near Fine
ISBN
9780907462477
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$28.36

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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. It discusses the influences of Sheraton's designs and the range of this famous Drawing Book, which was published in 1793. Other designers and furniture makers of that period are discussed in relation to Sheraton. It's very useful… Read more
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MASTERPIECES OF FURNITURE

by Verna Cook Salomonsky

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Published
1953
Condition
Very Good+
ISBN
9780486213811
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This well-known reference work was first published in 1931, but is still consulted by cabinetmakers, craftsmen, collectors, curators, dealers and historians. It is measured drawings, each accompanied by a photograph of the finished piece, of 101 of the most striking furniture pieces of the 16th through 19th centuries. The accompanying text indicates stylistic… Read more
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