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Decorative Arts

If the decorative arts are your passion, you should definitely look through the rare decorative arts below in the Biblio Rare Book Room. There is a wide variety of topics covered in the rare decorative arts section, from textile swatches to the wallpapers of France. Many of the books include beautiful illustrations and how-to guides of certain crafts and specialties, and anyone who loves working with their hands should definitely peruse the rare decorative arts below in the Biblio Rare Book Room.

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Girl Scouts Loan Exhibition of Colonial and Early Federal Furniture, Portraits and Glass 1929

Girl Scouts Loan Exhibition of Colonial and Early Federal Furniture, Portraits and Glass 1929

by American Art Galleries

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New York: American Art Galleries, 1929. This is a very good copy of the original catalog for the 1929 Girl Scouts Loan Exhibition, which has been bound in dark gray cloth, with red and gilt title label on the spine. The original green and gilt printed catalog cover bound in. Completely clean outside. Inside covers generally clean, but a few marks to front cover lower left, and one page with old tape repairs. This repaired page has a plate on each side (no.570-71), and the repairs are on either side of the photograph just touching its' border. A few pages have very faint tan streaks on them, possibly from the binding process. Also a few abrasions to texts. Otherwise very clean and fresh. Preface. Short texts introduce the sections. Texts by George S. McKearin, Andrew Varick Stout, Louis Guerineau Meyers and E.T.H. 926 works in the exhibition. All reproduced in black & white photographs. This historic exhibition was held at the American Art Galleries in New York from September 25th to October 9,… Read More
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An Illustrated History of Needlework Tools
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An Illustrated History of Needlework Tools

by Rogers, Gay Ann

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London: John Murray [0-7195-4021-6] [1983], 1st edition. (4to) 243pp. Fine in fine dust jacket. Photographs, notes, bibliography, index. The dust jacket is price-clipped. (Antiques, Collectibles, Needlework--Tools).
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Flair Annual 1953.
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Flair Annual 1953.

by COWLES, Fleur. Contributors include Salvador Dali, Katherine Ann Porter, Walker Evans, Rufino Tamayo, Virgil Thomson, Richard Wilbur, Robert Lowry, Edgar Degas, and others

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New York: Random House, 1952. Signed on the presentation page by Fleur Cowles. First edition / First printing. Red die-cut cloth boards with gold foil decoration and white title. Fine. A single fold-out has a diagonal crease, from misfolding, else a spectacular copy. A lovely copy of an enchanting book. Includes many die-cut pages, special inks, and fold-outs. Flair was published as a deluxe fashion periodical for a single year. It went under due to cost overruns that were attributable to the extravagant publication features.
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Dale Chihuly: Chihuly: Glass.
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Dale Chihuly: Chihuly: Glass.

by CHIHULY, Dale. Introduction by Linda Norden

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(Pawtuxet Cove, RI): Dale Chihuly, 1982 Signed by Chihuly and inscribed : For Chuck My very best Chihuly 1984. First edition / First printing. Green cloth. Fine in a about fine dust jacket. Back panel of the jacket has a wrinkle in the laminate, which was common with this title. The first monograph on the artist, preceded only by by an exhibition catalogue for the Renwick Museum (1978).
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Oriental Ceramics: The World's Great Collections (complete 12 volumes)
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Oriental Ceramics: The World's Great Collections (complete 12 volumes)

by Pope, John Alexander; Koyama, Fujio (editors)

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Kodansha International Ltd, Tokyo, 1980 Book. Good. Hardcover. English text; Hardcover (cloth without dust jacket - as issued. In splicase.); Used books. The 11 volume set is in good condition with minor scuffs and signs of wear in the slipcases and hardcover cloths. The spines are slightly faded as usual (volume 11 - Metropolitan Museum is slightly more faded then the other volumes). Volume 5 (British Museum) and volume 9 (Freer Gallery of Art) show minor wear marks on the top of the slipcase. Far Eastern Ceramics is in very good condition showing minor signs of shelf wear, namely some marks on the front and back cover. The ribbon bookmark is slightly scuffed on the bottom. The interior of all volumes is as new.; A milestone in international ceramic documentation, this series is a brilliant presentation of the oriental ceramics collections of the world's major museums. Originally published by Kodansha in 1975 as a limited deluxe 12 volume set, this critically acclaimed and now scarce masterpiece… Read More
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Gems for the Drawing Room - Fruit and Flowers - Books 1 and 2
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Gems for the Drawing Room - Fruit and Flowers - Books 1 and 2

by JERRARD, Paul & BAYLEY, J.W.N.

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London: Paul Jerrard, 1852. First Edition. Mid-nineteenth century opulence: two elaborate Victorian plate books with plates of fruit and flowers complimenting verse, fully printed in gilt. Two folios in original cloth with large colour card onlay on front board and gilt floral motif on rear, 24 full-page chromolithographic plates each facing a matching gilt printed poem; cloth mildly browned in book 1, binding rubbed and mild preliminary foxing in book 2, a very good set with beautiful clean plates.
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[Art Nouveau chromolithographic pharmaceutical catalogue] Katalog No. 4.
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[Art Nouveau chromolithographic pharmaceutical catalogue] Katalog No. 4.

by Michael Birk, Tuttlingen Deutschland

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Tuttlingen, Germany: Michael Birk, [c. 1890s]. Quarto. Original limp cloth wrappers blocked in gilt, grey, black, and white, blue endpapers, blue top-stain. 15 double-sided leaves of chromolithographic, metallic-printed, and embossed designs, of which 6 are folding, engravings throughout the other 290 pages. Minor bumps at the corners. A superb, fresh copy in unused condition with many of the leaves unopened and still delicately adhering to each other at the edges. A superb, unused Art Nouveau chromolithographic catalogue issued by the German pharmaceutical and medical supply firm Michael Birk, probably in the 1890s. This remarkable, 320 page catalogue catalogue contains 15 double-sided plates of elaborate chromolithographic, metallic, and embossed designs for product labels, as well as another 290 pages advertising an incredible array of other products. The chromolithographic labels could be ordered in bulk to be used on bottles and jars filled in person by the pharmacist, and some could be… Read More
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Passione e vetro. Lino Tagliapietra at William Traver Gallery.
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Passione e vetro. Lino Tagliapietra at William Traver Gallery.

by TAGLIAPIETRA, Lino. Text by William Traver

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Seattle: William Traver Gallery, 2004. Signed by the artist. First edition / First printing. Bright neon orange lucite cover, chipboard rear cover with white stiff paper spine. Very fine. Issued without dust jacket, a clear mylar jacket is supplied. A unique and lovely binding, this catalog was also issued in wrappers, the special binding is significantly less common.
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Japan's Tattoo Arts. Horiyoshi's world : Vol. 2
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Japan's Tattoo Arts. Horiyoshi's world : Vol. 2

by Horiyoshi; Akimitsu Takagi; Katsunari Fukushi; Ed Hardy; Jonathan Shaw

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Brooklyn, New York
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174 pp. photo-illustrated book. Folio. Limited to 2000. Very good. Illus. dust wrapper over cloth covers, housed in pictorial boards case. [787]
This copy boldly dedicated by Ed Hardy to Jonathan Shaw; a unique copy with fine associations.
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Luxurious trade catalog of a Paris based bronze-caster
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Luxurious trade catalog of a Paris based bronze-caster: Photographic Album

by Vian, Henri.

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Album with 52 photographs – each ca 220 x 280 mm – on black cardboard mounts showing clocks, mantelpieces, wall appliques, lanterns, chandeliers, bronzes and candelstands cast by the atelier of Henri Vian in Paris. Each photograph with numbers and dimensions of objects in the negativ. A number of plates with pencilled annotations on back of mounts, with numbering and sometimes dimensions of objects. Cont. calf, with an all over decoration of floral elements. Spine on five raised bands. Covers framed by double gilt fillets. Foot of spine stamped H. Vian / Paris. Folio (460 x 370 mm). Slightly rubbed, extremeties worn. Henri Vian (1860-1905), a bronze-caster active in the second half of the 19th century, was specialized in the production of bronzes, light fittings, chandeliers, chimney mantelpieces, ormolu and patinated-mounted vases always of very fine quality. The business, located at 5 rue de Thorigny in Paris (the Salé Mansion, now the Picasso Museum), was continued by Madame Vian after her… Read More
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Herman Miller catalog / poster collection - 21 items, late 60's - early 70's
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Herman Miller catalog / poster collection - 21 items, late 60's - early 70's

by Herman Miller; Charles Eames

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1st
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Granville, New York
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NY: Herman Miller Lot of 21 late 1960's, early 1970's Herman Miller publications all in very fine, as new condition. In original 10" x 13" Zeeland, Michigan, Herman Miller envelope. Includes: Action Office Acoustic Handbook 8 1/2" x 11" wrappers, 60pp., b/w illustrated booklet; The Morrison / Hannah Collection. Knoll International. 8 1/4" x 11 5/8" wrappers, 18pp. full color with fold-out; Eames Celebration - Reprinted from Architectural Design, September, 1966. 9 3/8" x 12" wrappers, 44pp., illustrated in b/w and color; Haller Program 24" x 30" full color, 2 sided, 6 panel foldout poster; Haller Program 8 1/2" x 11" wrappers, 12pp. self cover, full color booklet; Herman Miller Environmental Enrichment. 1972. 24" x 37" full color 8 panel foldout poster of Alexander Girard's designs; Herman Miller Library Group Catalog Brochure. 1968. Designed by Tomoko Miho. 8 1/2" x 11" wrappers, 24pp., full color catalog… Read More
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JENS RISOM FURNITURE CATALOG IV Group 8, Group Nine, Desk Chairs,  Conference Room, Executive Dining
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JENS RISOM FURNITURE CATALOG IV Group 8, Group Nine, Desk Chairs, Conference Room, Executive Dining

by Risom, Jens

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New York: Private Printing. 1961. Magazine. Very Good with no dust jacket; Mid Century Modern Furniture Catalog for Jens Risom Design, Contemporary Furniture for Business and Residential Interiors. Black White Photographs of Furniture. Catalog is in good condition wear at edges ; B&W Illustrations; 36 pages .
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Eiko by Eiko: Eiko Ishioka: Japan's Ultimate Designer.

Eiko by Eiko: Eiko Ishioka: Japan's Ultimate Designer.

by Ishioka, Eiko

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New York: Callaway [0-935112-18-9] 1983. (Folio hardcover) Near fine in near fine dust jacket. Black & white and color photographs and illustrations, chronology. A previous owner's inscription on the front free endpaper, a small bump at the foot of the spine and a lightl smudge to the dust jacket spine. (Design, Art, Design, Designers--Japan).
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Frank O. Gehry: Guggenheim Museum Bilbao.
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Frank O. Gehry: Guggenheim Museum Bilbao.

by GEHRY, Frank O. van BRUGGEN, Coosje.

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New York: Guggenheim Museum Publications, 1997. First edition / First printing. The uncommon first edition with the copyright date listed as 1997. Note: any copy listing multiple copyright dates is a later printing. Grayish-white cloth with square spine. (Later printings have a convex, rounded spine). Very fine in very fine dust jacket. Many later printings of this title are misidentified as first editions. Frank O. Gehry is the Pritzker Prize Winner for 1989.
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The One Show, Volume 28 (One Show)
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The One Show, Volume 28 (One Show): Advertising's Best Print, Design, Radio, And TV

by The One Club Yash Egmi

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The One Club Volume 28 Large Folio Hardcover Good Condition Good Dust Jacket Clean 524 pp Color and B/W Plus Accompang Bonus Radio CD. Some shelf wear else Good+. NO Writing inside. NOT A LIBRARY COPY..Stunning Visuals... See our Three Geese in Flight Book Scans.
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