New York: Hindustan Art Co, 1930. First Edition. Original Wraps. Nice illustrations support well crafted descriptive text on styles and nature of various prints and rugs. Light shelf wear, touch of sunning at spine, upper rear corner folded, else tight, bright and unmarred. Red paper wraps, foldout sizing and style... Item #2693
New York: Walker, 1971. First Edition. Hardcover. An examination of the decorative arts movement in France, England and America. An important reference for deco collectors. A handsome copy. Tight, bright and unmarred. DJ shows light shelf wear, two small, closed tears, else bright and clean. Green cloth boards, gilt lettering... Item #1588
Los Angeles CA: Bowers & Ruddy Galleries, 1982. First Edition. Hardcover. Presentation plate: "Compliments of Q. David Bowers," on front pastedown. First printing of first edition (3000 copies). Widely regarded as one of the definitive reference books in the area. A near pristine copy. Touch of foxing at top of... Item #1177
San Francisco, CA: Chronicle Books, 1990. First Edition. Hardcover. Biographical text by Barnaby Conrad. This exceptional reference volume, richly illustrated, documents the stamps and marks used by silversmiths and craftsmen of William Spratling from 1931 to 1967. A very handsome copy. Tight, bright and unmarred. DJ shows very minor shelf... Item #1409
Culver City, CA: California Spectrum, 1982. First Edition. Glossy Pictorial Wraps. One of the first books by the now well established Jack Chipman, specialist in Bauer Pottery. A rather handsome copy of this exceptional reference volume. Soft crease at spine, light shelf wear and rubbing , focused at edges, else... Item #1776
The Arts and Crafts Movement in America:. 1876-1916.
Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1972. First Edition. Glossy Pictorial Wraps. Exhibition catalog from the show held in The Art Museum, Princeton University, 21 Oct. - 17 Dec. 1972. Divided into five sections: The Eastern Seaboard, Chicago and the Midwest, The Pacific Coast, The Arts and Crafts Book, and Art... Item #1410
Columbia, SC: Bostick & Thornley, 1941. First Edition. Hardcover. From the library of noted architect and writer on architecture, J. Sadler. Sadler was prone to marginalia and laying in clippings and ephemera related to a given book’s subject. The presence of marginal notes or marks will be noted above and... Item #4506
Baltimore, MD: Baltimore Museum of Art, 1983. First Edition Thus. Original Wraps. Exhibition catalogue. From the library of noted architect and writer on architecture, J. Sadler. Sadler was prone to marginalia and laying in clippings and ephemera related to a given book’s subject. The presence of marginal notes or marks... Item #4566
Long Island is My Nation:. The Decorative Arts & Craftsmen 1640-1830.
Setauket, NY: Society for the Preservation of Long Island Antiquities, 1976. First Edition. Original Wraps. Exhibition catalogue. From the library of noted architect and writer on architecture, J. Sadler. Sadler was prone to marginalia and laying in clippings and ephemera related to a given book’s subject. The presence of marginal... Item #4567
New York: Harry N Abrams Inc, 1987. First Edition. Hardcover. Exceptionally well documented survey of rustic furniture, period images and strong text. A near pristine copy of this wonderful reference volume. Gift inscription on ffep, else tight, bright and unmarred. DJ shows very minor shelf wear, else bright and clean... Item #1595
Tokyo: Kodansha International, 1978. First Edition. Hardcover. " This book commemorates the first major travelilng exhibition of objects drawn from Japan's great folk traditions. Made primarily to fulfil specific functions, each of these objects was fashioned with the innate Japanese sensitivity to beauty, resulting in masterpieces of artistic expression. Representing... Item #4960
Ruskin and Turner:. A study of Ruskin as a collector of Turner, based on his gifts to the University of Oxford; incorporating a catalogue raisonné of the Turner drawings in the Ashmolean Museum.
New York/Washington: Frederick A. Praeger, 1968. First Edition. Hardcover. Light shelf wear, two very small, closed tears at bottom of ffep, outlined square in ink on bottom of text block (apparent remainder mark), else tight, bright and unmarred. DJ shows moderate shelf/edge wear, several closed tears, small chips at tips... Item #2084
London: Phaidon Press, 1993. First Edition. Hardcover. A richly illustrated exploration of the decorative style of this Chinese influenced style. An exceptional copy of this inexplicably scarce edition. Small impression mark at front board, else tight, bright and unmarred. Original London shop sticker at front flap, invisible impression mark at... Item #4563
The Art That Is Life:. The Arts and Crafts Movement in America, 1875-1920.
Boston, MA: Little Brown & Co, 1987. First Edition. Hardcover. A New York Graphic Society book. Exhibition catalog. An exceptional reference, with contributions by Eileen Boris, W. Scott Braznell, Robert Judson Clark, Edward S. Cooke, Jr., Bert Randall Denker, Ellen Paul Denker, Robert Edwards, Jonathan L. Fairbanks, Sally Buchanan Kinsey... Item #1605
Wien: Museum für Angewandte/MAK, 1990. First Edition. Glossy Pictorial Wraps. Text in German. Exhibition catalog. A remarkable collection of flatware images. A wonderful reference volume (German needed). A very handsome copy of a very scarce volume. Light shelf wear, very light rubbing, else tight, bright and unmarred. 8vo. 135pp. Illus... Item #1439
Litchfield County Furniture:. - 1730-1850 - An Exhibition . . . Arranged to Commemorate the Two Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary of the Founding of Litchfield.
Litchfield, CT: Litchfield Historical Society, 1969. First Edition. Original Wraps. Introduction by John F. Page. Carefully annotated catalogue of 78 exhibits and including biographies of 49 Litchfield-area cabinetmakers. Laid in Exhibitor Pass to the Berkshire Horse Show. Fold-out map at rear. From the library of noted architect and writer on... Item #4625
Venice, Italy: Carlo Ferrari, 1936. First Edition. Original Wraps. Text in Italian. Appears to be an exhibition catalogue. A remarkable collection (68 plates) of costume, furniture and paintings. From the library of Susan Mary Alsop. Born Susan Mary Jay in Rome in 1918, she was the daughter of Peter Augustus... Item #5183
New York: E. P. Dutton, September 1983. Second printing. Oversized Paperback. Originally published in 1968, this edition extends & amplifies his text with added illustrations. Tight, bright and unmarred. pp160. Illus. (color and b/w plates). Index. Bibliography. Chronology. Item #265
San Francisco, CA: Chronicle Books, 1992. First Edition. Hardcover. Photographs by Rob Gray. Foreword by Elaine Hirschl Ellis. Nice association copy as the prior owner's home was used to illustrate this volume. Tight, bright and unmarred. DJ shows very light shelf/edge wear. Mustard paper boards, red ink lettering, mustard endpages... Item #1450
Topsfield, Mass. Salem House Publishing, 1988. First Edition. Hardcover. "[T]his is the first book to look at the luxurious post-war life of the Duke and Duchess at home in their Paris mansion, and at play at their converted mill-house in the French countryside, where the ex-King ruled over a flower-filled... Item #986
Hove, Sussex: Hove, 1990. First Edition. Hardcover. Tight, bright and unmarred. DJ shows very minimal shelf wear, else bright and clean. Black paper boards, no markings. 8vo. 195pp. Illus. (color and b/w plates). Appendix. Bibliography. Item #1457
New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1984. First Edition. Hardcover. "[A]uthorized story of this legendary firm, told with never before published photographs and working sketches." Includes plates dating back to the early 1900s and personal sketchbooks of the Cartier family and key designers. This is the definitive volume on the history... Item #415
The Encyclopedia of Arts and Crafts:. The International Arts Movement, 1850-1920.
New York: Dutton, 1989. First Edition. Hardcover. A pristine copy of this wonderful reference. Tight, bright and unmarred. DJ bright and clean. Black paper boards, gilt lettering, cream endpages. Oblong 4to. 192pp. Illus. (color and b/w plates). Bibliography. Index. Item #1607
New York: Excalibur Books, 1977. First Edition. Hardcover. "..over 250 of the postcards which shocked, entertained, or titillated our Victorian and Edwardian ancestors..new methods of colour printing brought popular art, and with it erotica, within reach of the masses. Postcards became everyone's penny art gallery of love..." A hint age... Item #581
Des Moines: Wallace Homestead, 1981. First Edition. Hardcover. The first study solely devoted to American majolica and it remains a benchmark work. The potters and potteries covered include, but are not limited to: Bennet and Brothers; James Carr; Hampshire Pottery; the Morleys; Griffen; Smith and Company; David Haynes; New Milford... Item #1130