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    The Master of Mary of Burgundy by Alexander, J. J. G., Introduction and Legends

    New York: George Braziller, 1970. Probable First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/very good. 116 pages, illustrated with reproductions of illuminated manuscript pages. A beautiful copy of the work of a 15th century Flemish artist, known only as the Master of Mary of Burgundy, one of the last of the great illuminated manuscripts made for a member of the court of the rulers of the Netherlands. Bright blue boards with gilt decorations on front and back covers and gilt titles and borders on spine. Very little wear to cover, interior pages bright, binding tight. Cream colored illustrated dust jacket with black titles on front cover and spine shows minor edge wear, a little spotting, not clipped. Measures 4 1/8 x 5 1/2 inches.


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    $13.00

    Handpaint Country by Potter, Cheryl

    Sioux Falls, South Dakota: XRX, Inc., 2002. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good/very good. Photography by Alexis Xenakis. 234 pages, illustrated with gorgeous color photographs, diagrams and charts. A record of a knitter's visits to dye studios and shops of talented handdyers across the country, featuring numerous patterns using hand dyed yarn. Illustrated boards with black and white titles on front cover and spine, decorated end papers. Very minor shelf wear, slight bumping of corners and spine ends, a little spotting on half title, interior pages otherwise bright and clean, binding tight. Matching illustrated dust jacket shows a little edge wear, light scuffing, minor crease in top corner of inside fold, not clipped. Measures 9 1/2 x 12 1/4 inches.


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    $60.00

    The Complete Photographer, Issue 31 to Issue 36 by Morgan, Willard D., Editor

    New York: National Educational Alliance, Inc., 1942. First edition. Hardcover. Good +/No jacket. Six copies of Volume VI bound into a handsome brown wrapper with embossed titles and a camera illustration on front cover. A complete guide to amateur and professional photography. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Each magazine has original red illustrated cover with white titles. Light wear to binder, edge wear along spine, boards a little curved, top of spine bumped in, minor spotting, a little bumping of corners, scratches on front cover, small dent in bottom edge of front cover, bindings tight, interior magazine covers bright and clean, interior pages a little tanned.


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    $40.00

    Fancy Feet by Zilboorg, Anna

    Asheville, North Carolina: Lark Books, 1994. Early printing. Hardcover. Very Good/good +. 128 pages with index, illustrated with gorgeous color photographs of socks and patterns plus charts and diagrams. A master artisan reveals the secrets of the colorful, bold patterns that are found in Turkish stockings and shows how easy the patterns are and how satisfying to knit. Signed and inscribed by author on half title page. Bright blue coth binding with gilt titles on front cover and spine, light yellow end papers. Light shelf wear to cover with a little bumping of spine ends and corners, interior pages bright and clean, binding tight. Illustrated blue dust jacket with white titles on front cover and spine shows light edge wear, small chip in top of spine dust jacket, a little scrubbing of back of jacket, not price clipped. Measures 7 1/2 x 10 1/4 inches.


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    $95.00

    Donations Daniel Cordier. Le Regard D'un Amateur by Centre George Pompidou

    Paris: Centre George Pompidou, 1989. This is a fine hardcover copy in a near fine dust jacket with almost no wear. Completely clean inside and out. Text in French. Appreciations of Daniel Cordier by Dominique Bozo, Pontus Hulten, Helene Ahrweiler, and Jean-Hubert Martin. Daniel Cordier was the owner of the famous gallery on Rue de Miromesnil in Paris which put on many legendary exhibitions. A long time supporter and patron of the Musee Nationale d'art Moderne, he began giving them works of art in 1973. This is the record of all of his gifts to the museum. This catalog was prepared to accompany an exhibition at the Museum in 1989. Profusely illustrated in color and black & white. 12" high X 9 1/2" wide, 533 pages. A beautiful copy. This book will be securely wrapped and packed in a sturdy box and shipped with tracking.. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine.


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    $25.00

    Knitting for Anarchists by Zilboorg, Anna

    Petaluma, California: Unicorn Books, 2010. Third printing. Paperback. As New/No jacket. 149 pages with index, illustrated with color plate section, numerous black and white photographs, charts and designs. A master artisan writes about the craft of knitting and the anarchism of design. Black wraps with red titles on front cover and spine. Very light shelf wear with minor bumping of corners, laminate lifting a trifle at front hinge, interior pages bright, binding tight. Trade paperback, measures 6 x 8 inches.


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    £15.00

    Aquarelles en Provence by Neri, Jeannine & Mora, Francis

    France: Self Published. Very Good in Good dust jacket. 1994. First Edition. Hardcover. Text in French. Very clean and tightly bound larger format hardback, no inscriptions, in a bright unclipped dustjacket which has crease/short closed tear at top of spine/front cover. 152 pages, full page colour illustrations in the text, bibliography .


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    $12.00

    Spring Fleece: A Day of Sheepshearing by Paladino, Catherine

    Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1990. First edition. Hardcover. Fair/good. 48 pages, illustrated with black and white photographs on almost every page. Sheep shearers visit Four Winds Farm and shear the sheep, and then some information on use of the wool is illustrated. Orange boards with faint imprint of sheep and shearer on front cover, black titles on spine, illustrated end papers. Cover much faded at edges, stains at base of spine, corners and spine ends bumped, some edge wear, signed twice by sheep shearers on front free end paper, interior pages bright, binding tight. Green illustrated dust jacket with yellow titles on front cover and white and red titles on spine shows some edge wear, creases along edges, tears at base of spine, scrubbing of back cover jacket with some spotting, short tears and creases along back cover edges, not clipped Measures 10 1/2 x 9 1/4 inches.


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    £8.00

    Best of Graphis poster by Toman, Rolf

    Singapore: Page One Publishing. Very Good. 1993. First Edition. Hardcover. 9810047665 . Clean and tightly bound large format paperback original, no inscriptions, spine uncreased, appears little used. 80 pages, colour illustrations throughout. Text in English, German and French .


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    Scale Wood-Craft, Number 5, Summer, 1986 by West, Richard C., Editor

    Brookfield, Connecticut: Harbor Press, Inc., 1986. First printing. Vintage paperback. Good/No jacket. 72 pages, subscription cards intact, illustrated with black and white photographs and diagrams. Articles include "Carving a Peregrine Falcon," "Classic China/Japan Figure Carvings," "Minature Shaker Furniture," "Making a Model Case" and more. Orange illustrated wraps with black and white titles on front cover, two staple binding. Light edge wear to cover with a little chipping along leading edge, a little scrubbing around staples with minor creases, light spotting, interior pages bright and clean, binding tight.


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    $195.00

    Grande Dizionario degli Artisti Italiani Contemporanei by Panepinto, Nicolo

    Parma, Italy: Accademia Italia delle Arti e del Lavoro , 1979. This is a very good hardcover copy bound in orange cloth with title in gilt on the spine. This copy came from some kind of private or public collection, and has one mark that indicates this status: a number at the base of the spine, like a Dewey decimal number. Otherwise completely clean throughout, no other marks, cards, etc. Text in Italian. Massive compilation of thousands of post-war Italian artists. Thousands of black & white illustrations of paintings, drawings and sculpture. illustrations on every page. The entries are arranged alphabetically and consist of artist name, dates, place of birth, exhibition activity, educational background, public and private collections, bibliography. An essential reference especially for less well known post-war Italian artists. 12" high X 8" wide, 1231 pages. Will require extra postage, the book weighs 10 pounds - 4.5 kilos before being packed. This book will be securely wrapped and packed in a sturdy box and shipped with tracking.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket.


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    $60.00

    The Complete Photographer, Issue 49 to Issue 54 by Morgan, Willard D., Editor

    New York: National Educational Alliance, Inc., 1943. First edition. Hardcover. Good +/No jacket. Six copies of Volume 9 bound into a handsome brown wrapper with embossed titles and a camera illustration on front cover. A complete guide to amateur and professional photography. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Each magazine has original red illustrated cover with white titles. Light wear to binder, edge wear along spine, boards a little curved, top of spine bumped in, minor spotting, a little bumping of corners, bindings tight, interior magazine covers bright and clean, interior pages a little tanned.


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    Arts in Virginia, Volume 19, Number 3, Spring, 1979 by Cruger, George, Editor

    Richmond, Virginia: The Virginia Museum, 1979. Paperback. Good +. 32 pages. Collection of articles with black and white photographs: "A Half-Century of Creative Collecting in the American Decorative Arts" by Alice Winchester, "Francis P. Garvan: He Would Educate the Nation" by Charles F. Montgomery and "Henry Francis du Pont: The Growth of a Collector" by John A. H. Sweeney. Brown wraps with embossed and imprinted lettering on front cover, 3 staple binding. Some light edge wear and a little spotting, corners creased, interior pages bright with no obvious marks or writing.


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    $30.00

    Lovely Woman by Anonymous

    Indianapolis, Indiana: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1910. Not stated. Hardcover. Fair/No jacket. Crawford, Earl Stetson. Unpaginated. Beautiful book of poetry illustrated with charming portraits of women. Poems are framed in handsome illustrations. Green cloth binding with large illustrated pastedown with peach colored titles on front cover. Pastdown is a little scrubbed with some staining and marks, back cover stained and scrubbed, edge wear, corners and spine ends bumped and frayed, front hinge a little weak with front free end paper pulled away to about half way, former owner's names and notations on front free end paper, some staining in margins of a few interior pages, otherwise pages are bright, binding a bit shaken, scribbles in pencil on back end papers.


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    £7.00

    Celtic design: A beginner's manual by Meehan, Aidan

    Thames & Hudson. Very Good. 1993. Reprint. Softcover. 0500276293 . Clean and tightly bound paperback, no inscriptions, spine uncreased, appears little used. 160 pages, illustrations in the text, appendix .


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    £530.00

    AUGUSTUS JOHN FIFTY-TWO DRAWINGS (SIGNED) by CECIL LORD DAVID (INTRODUCED BY):

    LONDON, GEORGE RAINBIRD, 1957. LIMITED EDITION OF 150 COPIES, THIS BEING NUMBER 29. SIGNED BY AUGUSTUS JOHN AND LORD DAVID CECIL. FOLIO, HALF VELLUM OVER BROWN BOARDS, BOUND BY ZAEHNSDORF OF LONDON, PLATES PRINTED IN PHOTO-OFFSET BY VAN LEER OF AMSTERDAM. A VERY NICE COPY CONTAINED IN THE ORIGINAL STAINED AND GRUBBY SLIPCASE.


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    $250.00

    Les Protomes Feminines Archaiques by Croissant, Francis

    Paris: Bibliotheque Des Ecoles Francaises d'Athenes et de Rome , 1983. This is a very good softcover copy of this two volume set with only light wear. This set belonged to the classical art scholar B.S.Ridgway and both volumes bear her signature. The text volume additionally has various annotations to the text in light pencil and one bibliographic notation to the front inside cover. Otherwise very clean both text and plate volumes. Laid-in is an annotated tear sheet of the review of the book that appeared in the American Journal of Archeology. Text in French. Text volume 398 pages. Plate volume has 144 black & white plates with 251 illustrations. 11" high X 9" wide. These books will be securely wrapped and packed in a sturdy box and shipped with tracking.. Soft Cover. Very Good.


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    $35.00

    Carlo Sergio Signori. Mostra Antologica by Masini, Lara-Vinca

    Carrara, Italy : Commune di Carrara, 1980. This is a very good softcover copy with almost no wear. Completely clean inside and out. Text in Italian. This catalog was prepared for a travelling exhibition that was shown in Milan and Carrara, Italy in 1980. Essay by Lara-Vinca Masini. 40 large scale marble sculptures + 4 small scale bronzes. All illustrated in black & white + 19 smaller b/w images in the biography. 11 page illustrated biography. Bibliography. Exhibition history. 9" square, 125 pages. . Soft Cover. Very Good.


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    $150.00

    Farbige Raumkunst. Dritter Band. 120 Entwurfe Moderner Kunstler by Baum, Julius

    Stuttgart: Verlag Von Julius Hoffmann, 1923. This is a very good hardcover copy in brown paper-covered boards with brown cloth spine and title label printed in black and gilt to the front cover, and gilt title on the spine. A few small stains, but generally clean outside. A few small foxing marks inside, but also generally clean throughout. This volume in the series introduced by Julius Baum. Text in German. The designs are all printed in color. 120 full-page color plates show early 20th century modernism, but vary in style from Secession and Wiener Werkstatte designs to more traditional settings. The designers include Bruno Paul, August Dietterle and Walter von Nessen among many others. 12" high X 9" wide. This book will be securely wrapped and packed in a sturdy box and shipped with tracking.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket.


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    $100.00

    Some Frightful War Pictures by Robinson,W.Heath

    London: Duckworth & Co. , 1916. This is the "Popular Edition". 24 black and white plates (one is tipped-on the front cover). This is a very good softcover copy, in stiff orange card covers, with just light wear to the covers and corners. The plates have a little wear, but are clean. 12.5" high X 8" wide. This book will be securely wrapped and packed in a sturdy box and shipped with tracking.. Original Wraps. Very Good.


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    $75.00

    Deucalion. Collected Studies of the Lapse of Waves, and Life of Stones by Ruskin, John

    New York: Merrill and Baker, 1875. This is a very good hardcover copy in dark green cloth boards titled in gilt and top page edge gilt. Completely clean inside and out. No date, ca.1875. This is volumes 1 & 2 bound as 1 volume. 11 full-page plates, two of them in color + many illustrations in black & white in the text. 8" high X 5" wide, 255 & 77 pages. . Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket.


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    $74.50

    American Impressionism by Gerdts,William

    New York: Abbeville Press, 1984. This is a very good hardcover copy of the signed Collector's Edition, bound in salmon leather, with an oval color plate tipped-on to the front cover. Lightly scuffed covers, with a few tiny indentations. Corners lightly worn. Completely clean inside. The Collector's Edition bookplate is tipped-in on the front endpaper and is signed by Gerdts. Also an inscription to a colleague dated 1985 on the same page. 399 illustrations in color and black & white. Bibliography. Notes. Large folio, 13" high X 11" wide, 336 pages. A very nice, signed and beautifully bound copy of this classic reference. Large heavy book, foreign shipping will be extra. . Signed by Author. First Edition, Limited Edition. Full-Leather. Very Good.


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    Spinning Llama and Alpaca by Switzer, Chris

    Estes Park, Colorado: Switzer Land Enterprises, 1998. Second edition. Paperback. Good +/No jacket. 50 pages with index, illustrated with black and white photographs and drawings, plus color photographs. Actual samples of yarn and fiber attached to pages. A guide to the art of spinning alpaca and llama fiber, including shearing, fiber preparation, blending, dyeing, spinning, marketing and selling, storage and some projects. Additional information to reflect changes in the industry since the first edition. Sighed by author on title page. Illustrated wraps with black and white titles on front cover, two staple binding. Light edge wear, a little spotting and minor scuffing of back cover, creases in front and back cover leading corners, remains of small price sticker on front cover, light spotting, interior pages bright and clean, binding tight. Oversized paperback, measures 8 1/2 x 11 inches


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    Original comic art: identification and price guide by Weist, Jerry

    Avon Books. Good with no dust jacket. 1992. First Edition. Softcover. 9780380769650 . Clean, tightly bound paperback, spine creased, card covers creased at edges, no inscriptions. xvi + 444 pages + 50 pages of adverts, illustrations on plates and in the text, appendices, index .


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    £20.00

    Argentor Volume I. No. I. The Journal of The National Jewellers' Association. by National Jewellers' Association

    London: The National Jewellers' Association, 1946. A bound copy in the light blue cloth covers. Very clean, with just a light fade to spine. Very securely bound, internally very clean throughout. Free of any inscriptions. Includes a tipped in portrait plate of the Queen Mother, with numerous contributions to the jewellers craft. I believe the Argento ran from 1946-1953. p.267, illustrated, this appears to be the very first volume of 1946.. Hard Cover. Near Fine. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.


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