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Canvasism New Works (Signed with drawing)

Canvasism New Works (Signed with drawing)

by Ohtake, Shinro

  • Used
  • near fine
  • Paperback
  • Signed
Condition
Used - Near Fine
Binding
Paperback
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new york, New York
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$250.00

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Tokyo: Seibu Art Forum , 1988. This is a near fine softcover copy with virtually no wear. Signed and with a drawing of a man's head on the front endpaper, with two word inscription. Very clean inside and out. Spine not creased, binding firm. Text in English and Japanese. Essay by Yoshiaki Tono. 55 works in the exhibition, which consisted of paintings, drawings and sculpture. All works illustrated in color. 12" high X 9" wide, about 60 pages. A beautiful copy. This book will be securely wrapped and packed in a sturdy box and shipped with tracking.. Signed by Artist.. Soft Cover. Near Fine.
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$250.00
Arte Decorativa. Venezia

Arte Decorativa. Venezia

by Ditta Francesco Brunello

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  • very good
  • Hardcover
Condition
Used - Very Good
Binding
Hardcover
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new york, New York
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$350.00

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Venice, Italy: Francesco Brunello , 1925. This is an about very good hardcover copy of a scarce trade catalog from the Venetian retailer, Francesco Brunello. The brown cloth leatherette covers are held together by cord. The back cover is mostly missing. The front cover has the company name and title in gilt script. Clean inside and out. Inside are 29 original photographs mounted to gray card stock leaves. All photographs bear a handstamp, either to the photograph or the margin of the leaf, with Francesco Brunello's name and adress in Venice. The first two photographs are different views of Brunello's showroom. The rest of the photographs are of individual pieces of furniture, in older Italian styles, very ornate, with elaborate veneer work and gilt mounts. Most photographs also have a tipped-on label of typed, or occasionally hand-written paper giving the model number and describing the piece, its' general style and materials. Most photographs with photographer information stamped on the… Read More
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$350.00
L'Art Des Jardins

L'Art Des Jardins

by Gromort, Georges

  • Used
  • near fine
  • Paperback
Condition
Used - Near Fine
Edition
2nd Edition
Binding
Paperback
Seller
new york, New York
Item Price
$195.00

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Paris: Vincent, Freal et Cie., Successeurs, 1953. This is a near fine softcover 2 volume set of this French classic on the history of garden design. Only slight flaw is lightly sunned spines, and very soft corner wear, otherwise completely clean inside and out. Pages uncut. 149 black & white plates illustrate the history of European garden design. Text in French. All the highpoints of English, Italian, Spanish and Islamic garden design are touched upon in the text and illustrated in the plates. Small 4to's, 9" high X 6 1/2" wide, 120 & 165 pages + plates in each volume. A beautiful set in stiff light green card wrappers. These books will be securely wrapped and packed in a sturdy box and shipped with tracking.. 2nd Edition. Original Wraps. Near Fine.
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$195.00
Le Moniteur Des Menuisiers. Album De La Menuiserie Moderne

Le Moniteur Des Menuisiers. Album De La Menuiserie Moderne

by Sanguineti,A.

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  • very good
  • Paperback
Condition
Used - Very Good
Binding
Paperback
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new york, New York
Item Price
$850.00

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Paris: A.Levy Editeur , 1880. This is an album of 50 lithographed images in black & white of designs ca.1880 of elaborate storefronts, and doors and other pieces of furniture from stylish shops. Also kiosks, etc, each plate with metric scale that indicates relative dimensions. All designs by the architect A.Sanguineti. Quarto size, 10 1/2" high x 8 1/2" wide. There is a light brown moisture-stain to most plates, down at the lower margin, sometimes affecting the image. The back cover is a brown marbled paper, no front cover. The title-page serves as front cover, although it is hard to tell if this is intentional. The book is covered with a protective mylar jacket. This book will be securely wrapped and packed in a sturdy box and shipped with tracking.. Original Wraps. Very Good.
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$850.00
Arte Popolare Italiana

Arte Popolare Italiana

by Toschi, Paolo

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  • very good
  • Hardcover
Condition
Used - Very Good
Binding
Hardcover
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new york, New York
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$75.00

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Roma: Carlo Bestetti Edizioni D'arte, 1960. This is a very good hardcover copy in gray cloth covers printed in red and gold with tassel device on the front cover and title in faded gilt to the spine. Edges of the covers a bit toned. Small date on lower edge of front endpaper. Very clean inside. Text in Italian. The 2 page ENGLISH summary laid-in. This is a thorough survey of Italian craft and folk arts including sections on farm and agricultural implements, furniture, textiles and costumes, jewelry and personal ornament, ceramics and glassware, metalwork, cooking ware, wrought iron work, signage, theatrical and festival masks, religious arts, also a section on popular prints. Extensive bibliography. 553 illustrations including many color plates. Plus many more illustrations in the section on popular prints. List of craft makers and producers. 12" high X 10" wide, 451 pages. Large heavy book, foreign shipping will be extra. This book will be securely wrapped and packed in a sturdy box and… Read More
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$75.00
Heinrich Campendonk
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Heinrich Campendonk

by Schurmeyer, Walter

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  • very good
  • Paperback
Condition
Used - Very Good
Binding
Paperback
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new york, New York
Item Price
$750.00

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Frankfurt A.M., Germany : Verlag Zinglers Kabinett, 1920. This is a very good softcover copy in the original stiff brown paper covers, with the illustration tipped-on the front cover. With 2 original woodcuts by Heinrich Campendonk. They are printed on slightly heavier paper than the text pages, with tissue guards and full margins. They are printed with a rich chocolate brown ink, and are both in very nice condition. There are 12 other illustrations in sepia tones on different paper stock + the illustration on the front cover. A little chipping to the edges of the covers, otherwise fine. Large 4to, 11" high X 9" wide, 7 pages of text + illustrations and original woodcuts. Call or e-mail for digital photographs. This book will be securely wrapped and packed in a sturdy box and shipped with tracking.. Original Wraps. Very Good.
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$750.00
Les Protomes Feminines Archaiques

Les Protomes Feminines Archaiques

by Croissant, Francis

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  • very good
  • Paperback
Condition
Used - Very Good
Binding
Paperback
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new york, New York
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$250.00

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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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$250.00
The Architecture of John Staub
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The Architecture of John Staub

by Barnstone, Howard

  • Used
  • very good
  • Hardcover
  • Signed
Condition
Used - Very Good
Binding
Hardcover
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new york, New York
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$250.00

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Austin: University of Texas Press, 1979. This is a very good hardcover copy in a very good dust jacket. The book has been signed by both John Staub and Howard Barnstone, (in the year of publication), and inscribed to the partner of one of the people who commissioned a house from Staub, (the house is illustrated in the book). One minor flaw: dust jacket spine sunned, and one chip to the rear cover lower edge. Foreword by Vincent Scully. This is the trade edition, not the limited. Selected bibliography. Glossary. Chronological list of works. Illustrated in black & white throughout with photographs, plans, elevations, details and maps on almost every page. 11" high X 9" wide, 363 pages. A very special signed copy. Rare. This book will be securely wrapped and packed in a sturdy box and shipped with tracking.. Signed by Architect.. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good.
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$250.00
Die anderen Nürnberger. Technisches Spielzeug aus der "Guten alten Zeit" Band  5

Die anderen Nürnberger. Technisches Spielzeug aus der "Guten alten Zeit" Band 5

by Baecker, Carlernst and Dieter Haas

  • Used
  • very good
  • Hardcover
Condition
Used - Very Good
Binding
Hardcover
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new york, New York
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$250.00

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Frankfurt A.M., Germany: Hobby Haas , 1976. This is a very good hardcover copy with just light wear. Bound in the original publisher's purple boards printed in black and white. Completely clean outside. Very clean inside, page edges darkening a little. Slight tear (repaired) to lower edge of spine. Text in German. Preface in German and English. This is Band 5 only of this monumental multi-volume survey of old German toys reproducing many old catalogs by the Nurnberger toy manufacturers. Thousands of fine black & white illustrations of German toys, mostly metal toys, trains, boats, cars, trucks, planes, dolls and magic props. Captions to illustrations are in German, English, French and Spanish. 12" high X 8" wide. This book will be securely wrapped and packed in a sturdy box and shipped with tracking.. Hard Cover. Very Good.
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$250.00
Die anderen Nürnberger. Technisches Spielzeug aus der "Guten alten Zeit" Band  3

Die anderen Nürnberger. Technisches Spielzeug aus der "Guten alten Zeit" Band 3

by Baecker, Carlernst and Dieter Haas

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  • very good
  • Hardcover
Condition
Used - Very Good
Binding
Hardcover
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new york, New York
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$250.00

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Frankfurt A.M., Germany: Hobby Haas , 1974. This is a very good hardcover copy with just light wear. Bound in the original publisher's blue boards printed in black and white. Completely clean outside. Very clean inside, page edges darkening a little. Text in German. Preface in German and English. This is Band 3 only of this monumental multi-volume survey of old German toys reproducing many old catalogs by the Nurnberger toy manufacturers. Thousands of fine black & white illustrations of German toys, mostly metal toys, trains, boats, cars, trucks, planes, military equipment and magic props. Captions to illustrations are in German, English, French and Spanish. 12" high X 8" wide. This book will be securely wrapped and packed in a sturdy box and shipped with tracking.. Hard Cover. Very Good.
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$250.00
Street Types of Great American Cities

Street Types of Great American Cities

by Krausz, Sigmund

  • Used
  • very good
  • Hardcover
Condition
Used - Very Good
Binding
Hardcover
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new york, New York
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$195.00

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Chicago/ New York : The Werner Company, 1896. This is a very good hardcover copy in the original elaborately decorated gray cloth binding with titles and decorations in silver. This copy has been professionally restored. Original covers, spine with the original title in silver is all there, has been strengthened with lining just barely visible at the spine tips. A number of Japanese tissue paper repairs at hinges and internally. Binding sound. Top page-edge gilt. All photographs of the street types present and generally clean, but some soiling on margins and to text pages. Overall a very good restored copy in the original binding. 8" high X 6" wide, 191 pages. Digital photographs available. This book will be securely wrapped and packed in a sturdy box and shipped with tracking.. Decorative Cloth. Very Good.
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$195.00
Les Arts Francais Faiences et Poteries Rustique

Les Arts Francais Faiences et Poteries Rustique

by Gauthier, Joseph

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  • very good
  • Hardcover
Condition
Used - Very Good
Binding
Hardcover
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new york, New York
Item Price
$150.00

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Paris: Ch.Massin et Cie. Editeurs , 1929. This is a very good hardcover copy in color-printed boards. Very clean inside and out. Text in French. Introduction by Gauthier. 40 full-page plates in black and white with some heightened with color. Great material, mostly from French museums like: Musee de Sevres, Musee de Cluny, Musee Trocadero, etc. 13"high X 10"wide, 15 text pages + plates. Beautiful works. This book will be securely wrapped and packed in a sturdy box and shipped with tracking.. Hard Cover. Very Good.
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$150.00
Modern French Shop Fronts and Interiors

Modern French Shop Fronts and Interiors

by Herbst, Rene

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  • very good
  • Hardcover
Condition
Used - Very Good
Binding
Hardcover
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new york, New York
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$250.00

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London: John Tiranti & Company, 1927. This is a very good hardcover reference copy with some wear around the edges. Very clean inside and out, but a name in calligraphy on the front cover, and 2 plates provided in very close facsimile. Introductions by James Burford and Rene Herbst. 34 black & white photographic plates. 2 of these plates have been copied in a high quality copier and tipped on to heavy card stock, and then hinged into the binding. Some readers will probably not notice this. The two plates are photographs of the Galeries Lafayette. Other shops and showrooms included in this important survey are: Alfa Romeo Motors, Rody Cafe Bar, Arcade des Champs Elysees, Carron Soeurs, Aux Troix Sultanes, A.Dunhill, Roges Cavailles, Au Siamois, Soutif, Adrienne, Tandrade, Christofle among many others. 13" high X 10" wide. This book will be securely wrapped and packed in a sturdy box and shipped with tracking.. Hard Cover. Very Good.
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$250.00
Important Chinese Snuff Bottles from the J & J Collection, Parts 1 Through 5

Important Chinese Snuff Bottles from the J & J Collection, Parts 1 Through 5

by Christie's

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  • near fine
  • Hardcover
Condition
Used - Near Fine
Binding
Hardcover
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new york, New York
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$195.00

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Hong Kong: Christie's, 2004. This is a near fine hardcover 5 volume set with almost no wear. No marks inside or out, completely clean. These sales were held on different dates in Hong Kong and New York. Part 1 was held in Hong Kong on Sunday April 25, 2004. Text in Chinese and English. Introduction by Hugh Moss. Lots numbered 881 through 888. All with lengthy catalogue entries and color photographs. Parts 2 through 5 were held in New York on March 30, 2005, March 29, 2006, March 22, 2007and September 17, 2008. Part 2, lots 1-88. Part 3, lots 1-88. Part 4, lots 1-88. Part 5, lots 1-88. All lots illustrated in color, some with several photographs. Lengthy entries include date, provenance, materials, etc. 11" high X 8 1/2" wide, 206, 175, 176, 168 and 168 pages. Prices realized sheets included. These books will be securely wrapped and packed in a sturdy box and shipped with tracking.. Hard Cover. Near Fine.
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$195.00
A Bibliography of Canadiana. 6 volumes complete.
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A Bibliography of Canadiana. 6 volumes complete.

by Staton, Frances M. (editors) (With Gertrude M. Boyle, Marjorie Colbeck & Marie Tremaine.)

  • Used
  • Fine
  • Hardcover
  • first
Condition
Used - Fine
Binding
Hardcover
Seller
new york, New York
Item Price
$850.00

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Toronto, Canada: Toronto Public Library, 1965. This is a fine hardcover 6 volume set (complete), with almost no wear. Uniformly bound in maroon cloth with green title labels on the spines, titles in gilt. Frances M. Staton and Marie Tremaine (eds) Volume 1: A Bibliography of Canadiana Being Items in the Public Library of Toronto, Canada, Relating to the Early History and Development of Canada, with an introduction by George H. Locke, 828 pages, reprinted 1965. Gertrude M. Boyle, assisted by Marjorie Colbeck (eds) Volume 2:, A Bibliography of Canadiana, First Supplement, Being Items in the Public Library of Toronto, Canada, Relating to the Early History and Development of Canada, with an introduction by Henry C. Campbell, 333 pages, reprinted 1969. Sandra Alston, assisted by Karen Evans. (eds.) Second Supplement, (in 4 volumes) volume 1, 1512- 1800, 353 pages, published in 1989. Volume 2, 1801- 1849, 839 pages, published in 1985. Volume 3, 1850- 1867, 910 pages, published in 1986. Volume 4, Index,… Read More
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$850.00