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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.



An Old Lace Collection
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An Old Lace Collection

by G. Camerino

  • Used
  • good
  • Paperback
  • first
Condition
Used - Good
Edition
1st Edition.
Binding
Paperback
Seller
Bath, Maine
Item Price
$980.00

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Private Printing, 1900 This Collection can be visited in the Permanent Lace Exhibition every day at G. Camerino Jesurum and Burano Venitian Lace 32, Avenue de L' Opera, Paris. String bound. Picture of store rear cover, some chipping to edges. Excellent detail plates. Extremely RARE OCLC finds 1 copy at The Smithsonian. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. 1st Edition.. Soft cover. Good.
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$980.00
The History of Portrait Miniatures 1531-1860 in 2 Volumes
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The History of Portrait Miniatures 1531-1860 in 2 Volumes: Small printing of 520 copies

by George C Williamson, Litt. D

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  • very good
  • Hardcover
  • first
Condition
Used - Very Good
Edition
First edition 1st printing
Binding
Hardcover
Seller
RUTLAND, Vermont
Item Price
$600.00

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London: George Bell and Sons, 1904. First edition, small printing of 520 copies of which 510 were for sale. White linen cloth hardcovers with gilt decorative illustrations on covers and spine. Folio- 15.5" x 12". unsigned. A rare art history reference written by George C Williamson. Hundreds of excellent, full page engravings throughout protected by tissue guards. Printed on thick, fine paper and bound with deckled edges. Published in 1904 by George Bell and Sons. White cloth binding with gilt lettering. In very Good+ condition- Some scuffs and dirt on cloth covers and spines. Light foxing spots here and there. Naturally rippled edges. Unmarked copies and binding is tight and intact. Folio sized. See additional images at www.KabiBooks.com
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$600.00
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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  • first
Condition
Used
Edition
First Edition
Seller
Sydney, New South Wales
Item Price
$5,181.00

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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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$5,181.00
[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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  • Hardcover
Condition
Used
Binding
Hardcover
Seller
Aberlour, Moray
Item Price
$619.50

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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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$619.50
Fantaisies Oceanographiques
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Fantaisies Oceanographiques

by RASKIN, E.H.

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  • first
Condition
Used
Edition
First Edition
Seller
Sydney, New South Wales
Item Price
$5,181.00

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Paris: F. Dumas, 1926. First Edition. PARISIAN POCHOIR PRINTMAKINGA rare and exotic album of vivid French art deco undersea fantasies. These skilfully printed pochoir designs are based on tropical corals, anemones, plankton and jellyfish, combined into enticing patterns for possible use in fabric and wallpaper designs. The designs are remarkable for their use of the stencil overlay process of pochoir printing to create atmosphere and depth of field, combining subdued background colouration with vivid aquamarines and turquoise highlighting to catch the eye and entrance the viewer. The portfolio was limited to 250 copies and is beautifully preserved in the original folding case with cloth ties and elegant lettering stencilled to the front board. Fantaisies Oceanographiques is a mysterious and alluring celebration of Parisian pochoir printmaking at its finest.This set is signed by the artist alongside a dedication by the publisher. Set of twenty-five pochoir plates and decorated title page measuring 375… Read More
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$5,181.00
Intimite
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Intimite

by Grigoriev, Boris

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  • Signed
  • first
Condition
Used
Seller
New York, New York
Item Price
$1,200.00

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Russian painter (1886-1939), graphic artist and author. His book "Intimité", original cover with repairs, 88 pages plus covers, in Russian, edition by V.M. Yasny, St. Petersburg, 1918.
Size is 10.1 x 13.3 inches, in very good condition.
Item Price
$1,200.00
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

  • Used
  • Hardcover
  • Signed
  • first
Condition
Used
Edition
First ed. (signed)
Binding
Hardcover
Seller
Brooklyn, New York
Item Price
$1,200.00

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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.
Item Price
$1,200.00
DAGOBERT PECHE
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DAGOBERT PECHE

by (PECHE, DAGOBERT) EISLER, MAX.

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Condition
Used
Seller
New York, New York
Item Price
$250.00

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Cream paper-covered boards with Secessionist design in black by Peche. Light wear, still an attractive copy of an early and important monograph on a leading member of the Wiener Werkstätte. With 44 pages, portrait and 110 plates of furniture, shop designs, textiles, silver, ceramics and costume design.
Item Price
$250.00
Fancy Work for Pleasure and Profit
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Thompson & Thomas, Chicago, IL.1905. Condition: Very Good+ No dust jacket. 496 pp. Text slight yellowing typical of age. Text block has brown tinted top edge and marbled fore edge. Illustrated throughout with over 350 woodcut illustrations and numerous color plates, including frontispiece. Second printing of this scarce and comprehensive work on embroidery, crochet, knitting, needlework, beading, and much more for women and homemaking. Published during the Victorian era, this book served as a guide in providing new, beautiful and inexpensive items for the home. Book was first published in conjunction with the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago in 1893, and was dedicated to Mrs. Potter Palmer, its President Board of Lady Managers. Remarkable condition for its age.
Item Price
$160.00
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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Condition
Used
Seller
Tuebingen, Germany
Item Price
$5,320.50

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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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$5,320.50
English Decoration in the 18th Century
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English Decoration in the 18th Century

by John Fowler and John Cornforth

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  • very good
  • Hardcover
  • first
Condition
Used - Very Good
Edition
1st US Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Seller
Keswick, Virginia
Item Price
$125.00

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Both book and DJ are in very good condition. DJ is not clipped. Slight tear to DJ is 2 places. and some wear to top of spine of DJ. Please see photos.
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$125.00
Farbige Decorationen vom XV-XIX Jahrhundert
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Farbige Decorationen vom XV-XIX Jahrhundert: Colour Decoration from the 15th to 19th Centuries

by Ernst Ewald

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  • very good
  • first
Condition
Used - Very Good
Edition
1st
Seller
Tokyo, Japan
Item Price
$2,000.00

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Set of elephant-folio plates only from Ernst Ewald's important review of European interior design.144 (of 160) huge, 48x32cm chromolithographic plates (35 double page 48x64cm with two plate numbers), many finished with gold, plus b/w plate 77a (lacking plates: 2, 3, 22, 44, 52, 53 in Vol. I, and 63, 64, 74-80 in Vol. II).Extra plate of friezes from Ernest Bodin's Manuel de Peintures, Paris, 1874.With 12 pages of German text in Vol. I, and 15 pages in Vol. II.Chromolithographed by Ernst Wasmuth after designs by Ernst Ewald, Moritz Meurer, Adolf Rettelbusch, Paul Klinka, Richard Hendorf, R. Wolffenstein, A.J. Balcke, etc.The spectacular plates depict walls and ceilings from ancient Pompeii to the Renaissance, from the Baroque and Rococo to Art Nouveau. The buildings include Versailles, the Palace of Fontainebleau and the Louvre, the Vatican and the Villa Madama, the Ducal Palace (Mantua), Uffizi Gallery (Florence), church of Saint Nicolas (Palermo), the Germania (Berlin), Fugger Houses (Augsburg),… Read More
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$2,000.00
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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Condition
Used
Seller
Owens Cross Roads, Alabama
Item Price
$150.00

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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 .
Item Price
$150.00
The World of Art Knives
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The World of Art Knives

by Darom, David

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  • Hardcover
  • first
Condition
Used - Fine
Edition
Limited Edition first printing
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 13
9789659090730
ISBN 10
9659090730
Seller
Longmont, Colorado
Item Price
$210.00

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DDD, 2010. Hardcover with dust jacket, in plain slipcase. Used - fine condition (dust jacket is near fine). Limited Edition first printing - one of 1000 copies. Book is clean and tight with light shelf wear. Bumping to corners has caused small tears to dust jacket at top fore-edge corners as well as small scratches at the bottom edge of the front cover near the spine. Light scuffing on back cover. Plain slipcase has a discolored spot from a price sticker on one side, slightly crumpled corners, and a scratch on the reverse side. No markings inside the book. Book is overweight - shipping costs may increase. Photos are of the copy we have at Barbed Wire Books.
Item Price
$210.00
Eiko by Eiko: Eiko Ishioka: Japan's Ultimate Designer.

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

by Ishioka, Eiko

  • Used
  • Hardcover
Condition
Used
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 13
9780935112184
ISBN 10
0935112189
Seller
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Item Price
$204.75

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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).
Item Price
$204.75