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Pewter at Colonial Williamsburg

By: Davis, John D.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Lebanon, New Hampshire, U.S.A., University Press of New England: 2003

Seller ID: 23611

ISBN: 1584653159

Condition: New


Crisp, beautiful BRAND NEWbook in original publisher's shrinkwrap. Oversized at 9-1/2" x 11-1/2. This is an illustrated catalogue featuring the vast examples of American pewter objects amassed by Colonial Williamsburg, and featuring the work of fine American pewters. Includes descriptions and photographs of 403 items of both household and personal items. The volume also includes a glossary and a list of marks. 346 pages with lmost 1000 illustrations. View more info

Dear Friends : American Photographs of Men Together, 1840-1918

By: Deitcher, David

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, NY, U.S.A.: Harry N. Abrams Incorporated, 2001:

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 8091

ISBN: 0810957124

Condition: Fine


Very nice copy in mylar. Small bit of wear to foredge of dustjacket, else like new. Has not been price-clipped. Beautifully illustrated throughout with photos from the Victorian era depicting male friendship. Also wonderful photo endpapers. Extensive text explores the nature of same-sex friendships among men, some of which were nonsexual, but more affectionate than our current culture would deem acceptable. Very interesting indeed. 159 pages, indexed. View more info

American Windsor Furniture: Specialized Forms

By: Evans, Nancy Goyne

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Manchester, Vermont, U.S.A., Hudson Hills Press: 1998

Seller ID: 20770RC

ISBN: 1555950647

Condition: Near Fine


Crisp, clean, beautiful book with no bumps to boards and pristine pages. Only fault is former owner's name written neatly to top corner of dark green front free endpaper. Jacket is likewise pristine, has not been price-clipped, and is most handsome in brand nw mylar. This one's not a "fluff" book, but rather a serious accompaniment to the the author's previous book "American Windsor Chairs." Includes an amazing array of chairs alone, including barber chai... View more info

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Classical Chinese Furniture

By: Flacks, Marcus

Price: $55.00

Publisher: Vendome Press: 2012

Seller ID: 25878

ISBN: 0865652910

Condition: NEW in Shirikwrap


Crisp BRAND NEW book still in original publisher's shinrkwrap. Oversized at 11"x13". the aauthor covers pieces from the 16th-18th centuries. 52 rare and beautiful peices are showcased not only to reveal the Chinese design and artistry, but also to show their influence on modern design. Illustrted with 200 striking photographs.Very heavy book. Will require extra postage for overseas orders. View more info

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Cowboy Culture: The Last Frontier of American Antiques

By: Friedman, Michael

Price: $65.95

Publisher: Atglen, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., Schiffer Publishing: 1997

Seller ID: 18430

ISBN: 0887403794

Condition: Very Good


Crisp beautiful book with no names or writing. Dustjacket is without tears or chips and is most handsome in brand new mylar. Copiusly illustrated with color photos of collectibles with information. Covers all manner of items including hats, leather goods, saddles, guns, badges, bowie knives, jewelry, horse related items, barbershop and saloon collectibles, gambling items, furniture, photography and more. 300 pages. Indexed. View more info

The Knife in Homespun America (SIGNED Limited Edition in Slipcase)

By: Grant, Madison

Price: $110.00

Publisher: Privately Printed: 1984

Edition: Limited Edition

Inscription: SIGNED & Inscribed By Author

Seller ID: 10725B

Condition: Fine in Fine Slipcase


Madison Grant's books on knives and early pioneer accoutrements are highly regarded by collectors and becoming difficult to find, especially in the limited edition with slipcase. This is a beautiful copy, #126 out of just 300. It is signed first on the specially designed book plate on the front free endpaper and then again inscribed and signed to its former owner. The book has been lovingly kept and is clean and attractive with only one very tiny tear to upper rear corne... View more info

English Lantern Clocks

By: Hana, W.F.J.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Poole, Dorset (England), Blandford Press: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18480K

Condition: Very Good


Book itself is clean as a whistle with pristine blue boards showing no bumps. Dustjacket has not been price-clipped and is free of chips and tears. Only faults are a thin blue line against dark blue cover at top front edge and a small tear at bottom of spine. Most handsome in mylar cover. Illustrated profusely with black and white photos and drawings -- 145 photos of clocks and mechanisms. Text, by a leading Dutch horologist, describes the origin and development of the ... View more info

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Rice Grain Porcelain; A Handbook to Accompany the H. Nelson Hartstone Collection

By: Hartstone, Eleanor

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Self-published: 1978

Seller ID: 27506RD

Condition: Very Good


Very clean and tightly bound book, covered in sturdy blue buckram and designed without dustjacket. Measures 9"x11" and has 80 pages. Th author showcases exampless from the collection in both words and photographs. She also offers a history of Chinese rice grain porcelain, explains their patterns and symbols, and displays the 80 items in the exhibit. The book is essentially a hard cover exhibit catalog. Very attractive with many color pictures. View more info

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Herter Brothers: Furniture and Interiors for a Gilded Age

By: Howe, Katherine S.;Frelinghuysen, Alice Cooney;Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.);Museum of Fine Arts, Houston;High Museum of Art

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A., Harry N Abrams Inc: 1994

Seller ID: 24911

ISBN: 0810934264

Condition: Fine


Collectors and interior designers will find this one most interesting and enlightening as the entire book drills down on the contributions of two people, Gustave and Christian Herter, who fled their native Germany, Gustave in 1848, Christian in 1875, to set up shop in the United States. As early as 1858 Gustave was selling furniture to the White House.This is an antique lover's dream book because of the intense concentration on one facet of antique furniture and design d... View more info

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Portsmouth Furniture: Masterworks from the New Hampshire Seacoast

By: Jobe, Brock W.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A., Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities: 1993

Seller ID: 25859

ISBN: 0874516080

Condition: Good-plus


Book is clean and bright with a few small glitches to top front edge of cover only. There is a small (quarter inch) slit at upper top corner near spine which has been reglued along spine edge and is holding nicely, a crease to middle of top edge and a small crease to upper front corner. Othewise the book is crisp and attractive with no names or writing and pristine pages and page edges. An exhaustive study of the furniture of Portsmouth, New Hampshire which can properl... View more info

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Plates and Buckles of the American Military 1795-1874

By: Kerksis, Sidney C.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Stone Mountain, Georgia, Stone Mountain Press: 1987

Edition: Third Edition

Seller ID: 27865

Condition: Very Good


Very nice, clean, tightly bound book with no names or writing. Measures 7-1/4" x 10-1/4" and has 568 pages printed on quality coated paper with large black and white photographs. Much information for the collector including size, materials, method of manufacture, and how rare, or not, the item is. Most items also include remarks providing further info. View more info

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American Cabinetmakers: Marked American Furniture, 1640-1940

By: Ketchum, William C. Jr.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, New York, U.S.A., Crown Publishing: 1995

Seller ID: 24950

ISBN: 0517595621

Condition: Fine


Crisp, as new book purchased rform a collector who appears to have never read it. Jacket protected by brand new mylar and pages and page edges pristine with no names or writing. Measures 8"x9-1/2" and has 404 pages including index. Book catalogs and illustrates ll American wood furniture with signatures, labels, or brands of makers. More than 1600 documented in all. A valubale reference tool for both furniture dealers and collectors. View more info

The Magazine Antiques (September, 1926)

By: Keyes, Homer Eaton, Editor

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Boston, Antiques: 1926

Edition: Volume 10, Number Three

Seller ID: 13443

Condition: Very Good


Very nice copy. Tightly bound with contents clean as a whistle. Soiling to white covers, primarily at back and one very small stain to front. No tears or creases. In addition to the great vintage ads, book notes, and columns, this issue includes a wonderful, lengthy pices on painted silhouettes, one on portable sundials with pictures of gorgeous examples, a lengthy one on a painted, decorated Lancaster, Pennsylvania dower chest and an interesting piece on an Old English... View more info

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Savage & Stevens Arms: Collector's History

By: Kimmel, Jay

Price: $65.00

Publisher: U.S.A., Corystevens Publishing, LLC: 1991

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 27824

ISBN: 094289300X

Condition: Very Good


Very nice clean book with no spine crease and no names ot writing. Pristine inside and out with just a few tiny isolated spots of edge wear.Tells the story of this venerable company, still in exsistence since the late 1800s. Book measures 8-1/4" x 10-3/4" with 224 pages including index. Illustrated throughout with black and white photogrpahs and facsimile advertising. The first edition came out in 18990 -- this is the second printing of 1991. View more info

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Weathervanes: Three Centuries of Pennsylvania Folk Art Tradition

By: Kolar, John; Royer, Jennifer

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Landis Valley Village and Farm Museum: 2016

Seller ID: 27931

ISBN: 1885457219

Condition: Fine


This is a BRAND NEW exhibit catalog I purchased from an antiques dealer who ordered several for his shop. This is a top drawer publication -- beautiful photographs in both black and white and color, plus high quality coated paper, a lengthy essay, and an exhibit (March through December,2016) which shows individual creations, manufactured weathervanes ,and the iconology of weathervanes. Catalog measures 8-1/2" x 11" and has 51 pages. View more info

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Masterpieces of European Furniture

By: Margon, Lester

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, Architectural Book Publishing Company: 1968

Seller ID: 27007

Condition: Very Good


Book itself is very clean with bright yellow cloth boards. Jacket is completely intact including original price, but does show tiny edge tears, sunning to spine which turned it blue, and chip to top front edge and another to lower front corner (see photo). Looks very handsome in brand new mylasr cover. Book measures 8-1/2"x11" and has 188 pages including index. Printed on quality coated paper and is profusely illustrated with black and white photographs and detailed d... View more info

Image for The Penny Bank Book: Collecting Still Banks Through the Penny Door

The Penny Bank Book: Collecting Still Banks Through the Penny Door

By: Moore, Andy; Moore, Susan

Price: $25.00

Publisher: U.S.A., Schiffer Pub Ltd: 1994

Edition: Presumed First

Seller ID: 27704

ISBN: 0916838978

Condition: Fine


Very handsome oversized book measuring 9" x 12-1/2", pristine inside and out. Original publisher's card still laid-in. Designed sans dustjacket with pictorial laminated boards. Illustrations include black and white drawings and color photographs. Covers what a still bank is, reproductions and detection, care and preservation of banks, factors affecting price of banks, and extensive info on bank manufacturers. 189 pages including index. View more info

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Important 20th Century Lighting & Fine Quality Antiques Fontaine's Auction Gallery Catalog January 27, 2001

By: No Author

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Pittsfield, MA, Fontaine's Auction Gallery: 2001

Seller ID: 24853

Condition: Fine


Gorgeous full color auction catalog printed on glossy paper. Like new with unused absentee bid form laid-in. Book also contains photos of Tiffany windows and other antiques, but is primarily devoted to lamps. Very high quality. Measures 8-1/2"x11" with 112 pages and 407 lots. View more info

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Christie's Auction Catalog: The Connoisseur's Eye New York 2 June, 2015

By: No Author

Price: $28.00

Publisher: New York City, Christie's Auction: 2015

Edition: #10859

Seller ID: 23771

Condition: Fine


I love the contemporary auction catalog, so beautiful compared to the ones of old with paper covers and no color pictures. The new ones are also oversized -- this one measures 8-1/4" x 10-1/2" and has gorgeous white coated paper and big color photos of the items. The auction offered European furniture, sculpture, ceramics, tapestries and carpets worth millions of dollars. The catalog is pristine inside and out and showcases 438 lots. View more info

The Hardy Family Art Collection; National and International Paintings, Drawings, Sculpture, Prints and Antiques

By: No Author Stated

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Pennsylvania, Privately Printed: 2000

Seller ID: 17277

Condition: Near Fine


Lovely copy, clean as a whistle inside and out. No spine crease and pages and page edges pristine with no writing. Small spot of edgewear at outer front edge only fault. Printed on high quality glossy paper and photographed in full color. A guided tour of the art holdings of the museum at the premier Nemacolin Woodlands Resort and Spa. 179 pages. View more info