Exeter, NH: Adams-Brown Company, 1974. Wraps. 136 pp. B/w ills. Ivory wraps have navy title center front and "ST" center back. Wraps are ever so slighly aged, but clean and unworn. Contents are bright and tight, with a detailed illustration of each model, including dimensions. Laid in is a price list No. 546, issued Nov. 1, 1893 as a supplement to this catalogue and supplement No. 545. Very Good.
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Portland, Maine: The Southworth-Anthoensen Press, 1936. Hard Cover. First Edition. First Printing. 200 pp. Color and black & white illustrations. Subtitle: "A Consideration of the Changes in Style between the Arrival of the Mayflower and the Civil War in the Regions Originally Settled by the English and the Dutch." Cover is scuffed all over, with edge wear. Bright gilt title and design center front. Head of text block gilded, fore- and bottom edges deckled. Previous owner's name in pencil on first free endpaper. This book was designed to examine "period rooms" in more detail than is usual, with 12 rooms examined and pictured, each with historical notes. There are 5 or 6 ills. with each room, and a color schedule is included in the book...
Portland, Maine: The Southworth-Anthoensen Press, 1936. Hard Cover. Second Edition. 200 pp. Color and black & white illustrations. Cover is scuffed all over, with edge wear. Bright gilt title and design center front. Gray endpapers marked with tape where glassine jacket was attached. Fore- and bottom edges untrimmed. There are occasional finger-marks in text. Intermittent water stains on lower edges have little or no impact on ills. This interesting book was designed to examine "period rooms" in more detail than is usual, with 12 rooms examined and pictured, each with historical notes. There are 5 or 6 ills. with each room, and a color schedule is included in the book. Well-indexed. Houses include the Paul Revere House in Boston; the Concord Antinquarian Society in Concord;...
New Bedford, MA: Author, 1968. Navy Blue Cloth. Stated First, Signed & Numbered. 238 pp. B/w & color photo ills. Bright gilt front and spine. Unclipped pictorial dj is maroon/white with white lettering front and spine. There are touches of foxing to endpapers of book and back flap of dj. Dj also has some minor edgewear, with small chips at upper edge. "An authoritative account" of the history of the glass company from beginning to its end in 1958, with 2200+ items of glass, silver, and other products illustrated in 64 color and 510 b/w ills.
By Author. Near Fine / Very Good.
Paris: Alexis Sinjon, 1929. Loose Leaf. First Edition. 15 pp. + 83 b/w plates. 4to. Individual plates and text in pamphlet form are cased in a paper-over-boards portfolio. Covers are ivory embellished in red and navy. Portfolio is worn at hinges and at all edges. Tape marks upper and lower covers across spine. Corners bumped and worn. Cloth ties. Contents are near fine, unbound. Full-page b/w photos of fine antique furnishings from 1760-1810. Eleven pp. of text in French precede the list of plates. The last plate is chipped a bit on the edge but it does not affect image. Very Good.
Paris: Auguste Picard, Editeur, 1914. Wraps. First Edition. 248 pp. B/w identifying marks. Subtitle: "Des Manufactures Europeennes de Porcelaines (France Exceptee) d'arpes les notes du Marquis de Grollier et du Comte de Chavagnac." This early paperbound book has a deteriorating spine missing the top 2" and approx. 1/2" at heel. Covers a bit soiled and "handled" but intact and readable. Hinges going, due to paper aging. Binding holding, and all contents appear to be present. Some pages unopened. A valuable source of identification for antique porcelains, with pp unfoxed and readable. Text in French. Very Good.
Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1910. Hard Cover. First Edition. 400 pp., including 96 b/w plates. Spine has blind-stamped, bright gilt lettering and rules. Hinges and edges are slightly rubbed. Pages edges are slightly aged. On the front and rear fly leaves, and on the half-title, is the rubber stamp of the previous owner, an antiques dealer. B/w frontis photo w/captioned tissue. Text is enhanced by 96 b/w plates which are numerically keyed to their captioned tissues. There are occasional pencil lines or brief notations in the margins. Interior is slightly aged along the edges and, occasionally, slightly soiled. Rare copy of an excellent reference work. Very Good.
Cambridge, Massachusetts: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1956. Hard Cover. First Edition. 20 pp. Foreword, 264 pp. text including index and 158 plates, mostly b/w and full-page. Blue cloth spine with a rust-colored title block with bright gilt, blind-stamped lettering and rules. Covers are of off-white cloth, over boards, in an embossed, imitation woven cloth pattern. Front cover has a line drawing, in blind-stamped bright gilt, of a male figurine. Covers and spine are very slightly aged and soiled. Spine ends and corners are slightly bumped, rubbed and/or worn. Edges are slightly soiled. Full-page, color frontis photo of a Meissen figurine entitled "Rendezvous at the Hunt." Contents consist of the foreword, followed by the plates which are numerically keyed to brief descriptions and comments which...
New York, NY: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1972. Hard Cover. First Edition. First Abrams Edition. Folio. Original, clear plastic dust jackets have minor wear at edges, tape repair at front flap of Volum 1. Clean and crisp within. In original decorated box that would also have been used for mailing. Both volumes have some sunning to spine and cover. Illustrated throughout. Very Good / Very Good.
Boston: Antiques, Inc., 1926. Paperback. First. 79 pp. B/w ills & photos. Ivory wraps are printed in black on front. Spine is worn a little around staples and chipped at ends. Binding is tight and contents are complete and clean. The copious period advertising (more than half the contents) includes a classified section. Articles in this issue include a story on the Benjamin Franklin writing-arm Windsor and other American Windsor chairs, a Huguenot heirloom quilt, secrets of Sandwich glass, old Westwood murals, and a sequence of early needlework. Very Good.
Boston: Antiques, Inc., 1926. Paperback. First. 84 pp. B/w ills & photos. Ivory wraps are printed in black on front. Cover a bit soiled. Binding is tight and contents are complete and clean. The copious period advertising (almost half the contents) includes a classified section. Articles in this issue include a cover story on some heirloom mirrors; "Accident and Design, the Story of a Navajo Blanket"; Vickers white metal; the Kelloggs, Hartford lithographers; pewterer Stephen Maxwell of Glasgow; using the tape loom, and some early Flintlock muskets. Very Good.
New York: The Viking Press, 1966. Hard Cover. First Edition. 497pp. Folio. First Printing. Light wear to price-clipped dust jacket from shelf wear, chipping at edges, small losses, now in mylar cover. Slight foxing to paste-downs and text block edges.. Clean within.
Signed by author. Very Good / Good.
New York: Tudor Publishing Co., 1935. Hard Cover. Second Edition. Small chips and tears to dust jacket, in mylar cover. Gold embossed goblet illustration on blue cover boards, embossing to spine. Previous seller or owner stamp in ink on first free endpaper. Clean throuhout. In original slipcase which has chips, tears and tape repairs and is in good condition. Very Good / Very Good.
New York: Hastings House, 1957. Hard Cover. 267 pp. Gilt lettering front and spine, minor bumping to corners & spine. Illus. dj very good, slight chip lower back. Foreword by Kathryn C. Buhler, Assistant Curator, Dept. of Decorative Arts of Europe & Amer., MFA, Boston. Contains 79 pp. of plates, some in full color. Also includes designs and practical directions. Very Good / Very Good.
New York: The American Numismatic Society, 1969. Paper Wraps. Presumed First. 51 pp. listings + 28 pp. plates, with 345 coins illustrated. Warm brown wraps with black lettering and seal on front are clean and unbent. Black lettering on spine. Inside is clean and tight, with ills. on heavy stock. Subtitled "Greek Coins in North American Collections," this is the first in a projected series by the Numismatic Society. Very Good Plus.