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The Ducal Palace of Urbino by Rotondi, Pasquale

London: Alec Tiranti, 1969. This is a very good hardcover copy in a very good dust jacket. Completely clean inside and very clean outside, a little light soil to rear panel of jacket. Still the major work on the Ducal palace of Urbino with an exhaustive e…

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$95.00


Ben Nicholson:Drawings, Paintings and Reliefs 1911-1968 by Russell,John

New York: Harry Abrams/Thames and Hudson, 1969. This is a very good hardcover copy in a very good dust jacket. A little clear tape to tips of jacket. Completely clean inside and out. Profusely illustrated with 220 black & white and 78 color plates tip…

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$295.00


Masterpieces of Japanese Puppetry. Sculptured Heads of the Bunraku Theater by Seijiro, Saito

Rutland, Vermont/Tokyo: Charles E. Tuttle, 1958. This is a very good hardcover copy in a very good dust jacket with only light traces of wear. The jacket is virtually complete, a small chip out of the top of the spine. Otherwise very good. Completely clea…

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$145.00


Girl Scouts Loan Exhibition of Colonial and Early Federal Furniture, Portraits and Glass 1929 by American Art Galleries

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 cat…

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$750.00


Oceanic Art Myth, Man, and Image in the South Seas by Schmitz, Carl

New York: Abrams, 1969. This is a fine hardcover copy in a fine dust jacket. Completely clean inside and out. No wear at all. One tiny black star (remainder mark) to the bottom page-edge. Carl A.Schmitz was one of the great scholars in this field, and thi…

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$175.00


Glass Art Nouveau to Art Deco by Arwas, Victor

New York: Harry Abrams, Inc., 1987. This is a fine hardcover copy in a fine dust jacket with virtually no wear. Completely clean inside and out. This is one of Arwas' best works on modern design. With almost 500 illustrations, more than half in color…

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$395.00


A Book of American Trade Marks & Devices by Sinel, Joseph

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1924. This is a near fine hardcover copy in a near fine dust jacket with virtually no wear. Completely clean inside and out. This copy has been signed by Joseph Sinel and briefly inscribed to a colleague, under the limited editi…

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$500.00


Der Sichtbare Mensch Oder Die Kultur Des Films by Balazs, Bela

Vienna/Leipzig : Deutsch-Osterreichischer Verlag , 1924. This is a very good softcover copy of this scarce book signed by the author and dated in the year of publication. Text in German. Light edge-wear to the pictorial blue covers. A small piece missing…

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$750.00


Die anderen Nürnberger. Technisches Spielzeug aus der "Guten alten Zeit" Band 2 by Baecker, Carlernst and Dieter Haas

Frankfurt A.M., Germany: Hobby Haas, 1973. This is a very good hardcover copy with just light wear. Bound in the original publisher's orange boards printed in black and white. Completely clean outside. Very clean inside, page edges darkening a little.…

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$250.00


Les Arts Decoratifs Turcs by Arseven,Celal

Istanbul : Milli Egitim Basimenti, 1950. This is a very good hardcover copy in tan printed paper-covered boards and blue cloth spine. Completely clean inside and out. Text in French. Massive survey of Islamic decorative arts in Turkey over the centuries. …

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$95.00


Ghosts Along the Mississippi. The Magic of the Old Houses of Louisiana. by Laughlin, Clarence John

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1951. This is the 2nd edition published 3 years after the original first edition. This copy signed and inscribed by Laughlin. Unpaginated, but 100 beautiful full-page black and white plates. This copy is signed by La…

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$450.00


Ajanta by Takata, Osamu

Tokyo: Heibonsha Ltd. Publishers, 1971. This is a near fine hardcover copy in the original pictorial publishers slipcase. Some wear to edges of slipcase. Completely clean inside, but for a short neat collector name to the front endpaper, dating informatio…

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$395.00


Art et Decoration. Revue Mensuelle D'Art Moderne January Through December 1913 by Levy, Emile

Paris: Librairie Centrales Des Beaux-Arts , 1910. This is a very good hardcover bound volume of the year 1913 of this most important French periodical about both the fine and decorative arts. Text in French. Very clean inside. Several old page tears and r…

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$350.00


Small Houses of the Late Georgian Period 1750 - 1820 by Ramsey, Stanley C.and J.D.M.Harvey

London: The Architectural Press, 1923. This is a very good hardcover set of the two volumes bound in gray blue cloth ruled and titled in gilt. They are both very clean inside and out. One volume belonged to the R.H. Macy Company and has a number of marks …

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$450.00


Repertoire de la Majolique Italienne by Chompret, J

Paris: Les Editions Nomis, 1949. This is a very good two volume set of the original edition with just light wear. Completely clean inside and out, some light browning to the edges of the soft text pages, occasional offsetting from the color plates visible…

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$750.00


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