London: Elliot and Kay and C. Elliot, 1789. Revised Second Edition [First English Language Edition]. Octavo, 500 pages, VG; three-quarter-bound in brown leather, marbled boards, paneled spine with burgundy label, gilt lettering, other compartments with blind-stamped diamond design; mild shelfwear to boards, mild waving/age-toning to text-block; mild age-toning/foxing to leaves, lettering somewhat affected and faded yet legible, occasional ink blotting to lettering, occasional marginalia in ink, last leaf [i.e., pp. 499-500] separated from text-block; collation complete, gathered in 30 quires of 8 leaves, accidental omission of "the" to first line of p. 89; additional essays by various authors to this edition from p. 382 to end of volume; shelved Case 9.
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London & Hong Kong: House of Fans/Kaiserreich Kunst, 1983. First edition, 1st printing. Quarto, VG+/no dj, in VG+ slipcase, green spine w/ gilt text: excellent overall condition large illustrated hardcover in excellent slipcase, with "Silver of the Old China Trade" on one side of the slipcase, and "Carving of the Old China Trade" on the other side, as issued - very minor shelfwear; clean inside and out; sturdy binding; unmarked pages. In Locked Arts Case A.
Paris: Editions, 1956. G+. Folio in off-white cloth boards, title on spine in black. No DJ. Wear to boards; agetoning to spine and edges, edges lightly rubbed, minor tearing beginning at top of spine. Binding lightly shaken though still intact. TEXT IN FRENCH. Many b&w photo images of ancient arts. 523+ pp. Shelved front case.
Alexandria, VA: Highland House Publishers, Inc. Mixed Editions. Quarto; pp 2541; VG-/G-; off-white spines with black text; 9 volumes: vol. 1, [ISBN 0918712017], 1988; vol. 2, [ISBN 0918712017], 1988; vol. 3, [ISBN 0918712033], 1988; vol. 4, [ISBN 09187120010], 1974; vol. 5, [ISBN 091871205x], 1982; vol. 6, [ISBN 09187120010], 1989; vol. 7, [ISBN 0918712077], 1983; vol. 8, , 1986; vol. 9, [ISBN 0918712084], 1989; dust jackets have some moderate soiling to exteriors; small chips to edges; slight toning inside dust jackets; cloths have mild wear to edges; strong boards; text blocks show slight wear to exterior edges; interiors clean; additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders.
Washington, D.C.; Seattle and London: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery; University of Washington Press, 1988. Small Quarto; VG/no-DJ; blue spines with gilt text; blue slipcase has cloth exterior; light smudges to exterior; intact panels; 2 volumes: vol. 1, A Jeweler's Eye: Islamic Arts of the Book from the Vever Collection, pp 240; vol. 2, An Annotated and Illustrated Checklist of the Vever Collection, pp 446; cloths have clean exteriors; strong panels; text blocks show minimal wear to interior edges; frontispiece; illustrated endpapers; profusely illustrated; additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders;.
Paris: Editions, 1954. G. Folio in off-white boards, title on spine in black. No DJ. Wear to boards; significant age-toning to boards along spine and edges, light scratching and pen marking, 1 1/2 in. tear along bottom front hinge, light chipping along spine and at top edge, rubbing to edges of boards. Binding lightly shaken though still intact. Light foxing to top and fore edges of text block, pages are clean and bright. TEXT IN FRENCH. Many b&w photo images . 380 pp. -Shelved front case.
New York: Dingwall-Rock, Limited, 1925. (1st). 4to. VG+/VG. Brown cloth boards with gold text on spine. DJ is light tan with black text. DJ spine is age-toned dark tan with black text. Light bumping to head and tail of spine. Previous owner's name written on ffep. Rest of interior is clean & clear. Outside text block has a few minor spots. Very light shelfwear to edges and corners of boards. DJ spine slightly soiled and age toned. 2 small tears to dj at head of spine, all dj edges show some light shelfwear. 154pp plus 60pp. b&w photos. Shelved in glass case with oversize art.
São Paulo, Brasil [Brazil]: S.A. Indústrias, 1946. Folio, 425 pp., VG-; dark green full leather boards, small gilt lettering to five-paneled spine, single-ruled gilt border to boards; spine age-toned a slightly darker, lettering somewhat rubbed yet legible; wear with rubbing/chipping to head, tail, hinges, panels, and corners; bumping to corners; age-toning to leaves, light foxing to margins (text and illustrations somewhat affected yet legible/clear); most text in Portuguese, captions to images in Portuguese and English; frontispiece; shelved above front case.
Hampton, Virginia: Virginia Numismatic Association, 1968, 1969. Mixed editions. Quarto; pp 237+265; G+/G; Beige spines with brown text; 2 volumes; numbered copies, vol. 1 is number 668 of 300 numbered copies starting with number 501; vol. 2 is number 186 of 1000 numbered copies; dust jackets have slight rubbing to exteriors, vol. 1 has tape mending to inside front, chipping to edges and corners, sticker to flaps, slight sun fading to exteriors; cloths have slight rubbing and scratches, slight sunning to exterior; text blocks show very slight wear to exterior edges, interiors clean; additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders.
London: Country Life, Batsford, 1911. First edition. Two volumes, folio. Both volumes fair+ with no dust jacket. Faded, stained red spine with gold lettering. Each volume INSCRIBED but not signed by the author on the front free end paper. Some rubbing and scuffing to covers. Front end paper loose at hinges of both volumes. Offsetting to free end paper. Several plates loose. Pages generally clean. Includes over 1,500 illustrations and over 70 photogravure plates. Volume 1 to 466pp, volume 2 continues to 1085pp.
South Burlington, VT: The Early American Industries Association, 1976. Reprinted. Thick quarto; G/no-DJ; blue spine with gilt text to pink bars; cloth has slightly sunfaded exterior; minor bumping to corners; slight creasing to spine; sturdy boards; text block shows light toning to exterior edges; previous owner's name to ffep; some pencil to rear endpapers; interior clean; illustrated; additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders.
London and Mentmore: Sotheby Parke Bernet, 1977. Large Octavo; G/Fair; dark green spines with ivory text; full title; Mentmore: French and Continental Furniture, Tapestries and Clocks sold on behalf of the Executors of the 6th Earl of Rosebery and his Family; 5 volumes; volume 5 is in paperback with moderate wear to exterior; volumes 1-4: have dust jackets showing rubbed and scratched exteriors; some chips to edges; cloths have mild sunning to exteriors; bowed boards; text blocks have lightly toned exterior edges; interiors clean; frontispieces; illustrated endpapers; profusely illustrated; additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders.
Minneapolis: Blue Book Publications, Inc., 2002. 51/200. Octavo; pp 1680; VG-/no-DJ; beige spine with blue text; signed, numbered limited edition, this is no. 51 of 200; cloth has light shelf wear to exterior; chips to spine edges; sunned spine; strong boards; text block has light wear to exterior edges; interior clean; profusely illustrated; signed by author;.
[Phoenix, AZ]: Phoenix Art Museum, 1980. First Edition. Square octavo, 184 pages, VG-; paperback, gray spine, blue lettering: rubbing with superficial material loss to head, tail, and along hinges; areas of sun-fading to front and back covers, cover art somewhat affected, lettering unaffected; mild wear to clean text-block, two mild scratches to bottom; interior clean, replete with black-and-white and full-color plates; shelved Front Table.
London: Ernest Benn, Limited, 1923. 1355/1500. Small Quarto; pp 20; 152 plates; G-/no-DJ; light orange spine with gilt text; limited edition; cloth has slight sunning to exterior; black marker mark to lower spine; some scratches to boards; moderate rubbing wear to edges; strong boards; text block shows slight soiling to exterior edges; ex-library with markings to ffep and half title page; interior lightly toned; profusely illustrated with tissue guards; previous owner's bookplate to front pastedown; frontispiece with tissue guard; adhesive residue to rear endpaper; additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited order.
Lisboa: Banco Espirito Santo, 1999. Small Quarto; pp 299; G+/no-DJ; black spine with yellow text; cloth has moderate wear to exterior; light wear to corners; strong boards; text block shows slight toning toward edges; tight binding; pictorial endpapers; frontispiece; profusely illustrated; Portuguese text; additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders;.
New York: Sotheby's, 2014. Quarto; pp 356; VG-/paperback; white spine with black text; covers have slight wear to exterior; minor soiling to front; text block is clean; frontispiece; profusely illustrated; interior clean; additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders.
New York: The Ralph M. Chait Galleries, 1985. Quarto; G-; Paperback; Spine, grey with silver print; Slipcase in dark grey glossy paper, tear at lower front corner, else clean and strong; Cover has creasing on spine, else clean and bright; Text block has spine breaks with loose pages through the second half of the book, errata slip inserted; “Accompanies an exhibition of the same name, on October 25 - November 16, 1985, in honor of the 75th Anniversary of the Ralph M. Chait Galleries”— colophon; 269 pages, illustrated (b&w).
Paris: Auguste Picard, 1921. Quarto, 412 pages; VG- condition; light brown wrappers with black text on spine, rear and cover, wear and creases to all sides, cover torn about half inch at head of spine, textblock edges lightly age-toned; binding weakened but all pages remain attached, age-toned endpapers, price pencilled in at top of front free endpaper, interior clean and unmarked.
Charleston, SC: The Charleston Museum, 1942. Unstated, apparent first edition. Octavo. Good with no dust jacket. Blue spine with silver lettering. Several scuffs to front cover near the fore-edge, slight shelf-wear to rear cover. Uneven sun-fading on the front cover. Binding, book block edges, and text pages generally very good. Discoloration mark on the edge of page 163. 311pp.
Roma: Edizioni Del Tritone, 1968. Text in Italian; Quarto; VG-/G; Black spine with white text. DJ has wear, large closed tear on front joint, rubbing on edges, closed tears on front and rear; Boards have rubbing on edges, faint spotting, apart from that, binding strong, corners sharp; Textblock has light wear on edges, foxing on end papers, cracking on inner hinges, price sticker by previous bookstore on front end paper, otherwise, free of underlining/highlighting; pp 316; May require extra pricing for shipping international.
London: Rollin and Feuardent, 1887. First Edition. Octavo; pp 132; G/no-DJ; dark green spine with gilt text; cloth has some moderate wear to exterior; lightly sunned spine; blind-stamped borders to boards; gilt text to front; strong boards; text block shows moderate foxing to exterior edges; previous owner's bookplate to front pastedown; slight toning to interior edges; cracking to pp 48-49; illustrated with six plates.
Piermont, NY: Pier Books, Inc./ Dupont Communications, 2007. First Edition. Oblong Quarto; pp 215; VG-/VG-; dark blue spine with yellow text; dust jacket shows slight wear to exterior; minor rubbing to edges; cloth has lightly sunned exterior; slight bowing to boards; text blocks show little wear to exterior edges; profusely illustrated with color photographs; interior clean.
London: David Bogue, 1849. Octavo; Fair/no DJ; Hardcover w/out DJ; Spine, brown with gold print; Boards in brown, embossed cloth with gold print, wear to corners and spine caps, bump to top corner, spotting (stains), wear to hinges and edges, shelfwear; Text block has book plate and name in ink on front pastedown, spotting to edges, foxing to plates, spine break at page 128 with following pages secured only by binding string; viii, 146 pages, frontispiece, illustrated (b&w drawings, color plates).
Paris: Tardy, 1949. Second;. Small thick octavos in soft cover; spine white with black letters; each illustrated cover with moderate soiling and shelf wear; volume 2 has previous owner's small address label on front end page; thin paper clean with numerous illustrations; volume 1: d'Abancourt a Menotey; volume 2: de Mens a Steinbach; volume 3: de Strasbourg a Ivoire; complements; tables; pp. 2,438; these books are in FRENCH.
Kensingon, MD: B&D Glass, 1995. First edition. Quarto, 176pp. Hardcover with dust jacket in VG/VG condition. Bumping and shelf-wear. Dust jacket is encased in a protective mylar covering. Light sunning to dust jacket spine. No markings or creases to the text. Binding is sturdy. NOTE: Due to size of item, additional shipping fees may apply. Shelve: ANTIQUES - GLASS Spine is cream with dark brown text.
Charlottesville: The University Press of Virginia, 1980. Third printing. Octavo; pp 374; VG/VG-; dark red spine with ivory text; dust jacket has slight wear to edges, exterior has light sunning, rubbing to spine, mylar wraps; cloth shows slight sunning to exterior; text block has slight shelf wear to exterior edges; interior clean;.
Durham: Sir Walter Press, 1977. Limited edition. Octavo; Limited edition, 671/700; G+/G; Hardcover with DJ; DJ spine, light blue with blue and white print; DJ has mild edgewear, toning to spine; Boards in blue cloth with silver print, slight wear to spine caps, else clean and strong; Text block clean and tight; Signed in ink by the author on the edition page; xvi, 136 pages, illustrated (b&w).
Bangkok: Wudhi Mekdhanasarn, 1998. Small Quarto; pp 318; V-G/G; white spine with black text; dust jacket has slight wear to exterior; cloth shows very light wear to exterior; minor rubbing to edges; slightly splayed boards; text block is clean; frontispiece; profusely illustrated; inscription to title page; additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders.
Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art / University Press of New England, 1997. US Printing. squarish Qto. VG+/VG. solid black glossy DJ spine with tiny white characters left justified and indented from head and publisher from tail. touch of rubbing to illustrated jacket panels, each with striking color on solid black. HB is dark charcoal cloth, stamped in tiny gilt with sharp-cornered sturdy boards. embossed by previous owner on heathered beige/gray endsheets. display of art in mainly small /medium figures, most with tiny text detail. text columns run through 320 pp. 322 illustrations and 9 color plates. excellent shape, solid volume in attractive form. ISBN# 0894682717.
New York: TRANSATLANTIC ARTS. reprint. Reprint of 1807 Edition. Quarto, VeryGood- hardcover with Good+ dustjacket. Faded orange spine with black text. Dustjacket faded, with several open/closed tears (please see photos for details; Boards strong, clean, binding strong, shelfwear along edges; Textblock clean, previous owner's bookplate on front pastedown. Contains both text and line drawings of designs. 53pp + 60 plates.
Morocco: Lak International, 1994. Reprint. Reprint; Quarto; VG+/VG; Spine has white and multicolored sections with no text; DJ has general signs of shelf wear, subtle rippling to front and back DJ, small tear to bottom corner, light bending to edges, cover design is clear; Boards have minimal edge wear, joints and hinges are strong; Text block has minimal signs of handling, hints of age-toning, content is clear, binding is strong; pp 187; Additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions.
Monte Carlo, Monaco: Christie's, 1993. Small quarto; pp 262; VG-/no-DJ; dark green spine with gilt text; full title: Magnificent French Furniture, Silver and Works of Art from the Collection of M. Hubert de Givenchy, on Saturday 4 December 1993 at 8 p.m. at the Metropole Palace Hotelcloth has slight staining to spine tail edge; slightly splayed boards; text block shows light wear to exterior edges; interior clean; pictorial endpapers; profusely illustrated.
Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1891. Octavo; Fair/no DJ; Hardcover w/out DJ; Spine, black with gold print; Boards in black cloth with gold print, worn, exposed corners, tattered spine caps, tears to front and rear hinges, shelfwear; Text block has name in pencil on front flyleaf, endpapers torn along front and rear hinges, spotting to endpapers, vendor label on rear pastedown, intermittent spine breaks, deckle-edged with some pages uncut; xii, 285 pages, frontispiece, illustrated (b&w plates).
Italy: Firenze, 1981. First Edition. Quarto; VG+/VG; Spine is a tan and black design with no text; Dust jacket has general shelf wear, slightly edgeworn, small tear on crown of spine, design is clear; Boards have generals signs of shelf wear, joints and hinges are strong; Textblock is slightly age-toned, some general signs of handling, binding is strong, content is clear; pp 201.
London: Otto Limited, 1909. Quarto; Fair+ Hardcover; Dark Red spine with Gold text; Boards shaken, cocking to spine, bumping and rubbing to corners, writing in black on spine, moderate edgewear, moderate shelfwear; Textblock has embossed stamp on title page, book plate on rear pastedown, one illustrated page in section two of book completely separated, toning near page edges, original magazine covers included at beginning and end of each section, some pages curling around edges; 278 pp.
n. p. n. publ. 1984. Quarto; pp 339; VG-/VG-; blue spine with white text; dust jacket shows slight rubbing to exterior; minor wear to edges; cloth has slight wear to exterior; light bumping to front tail edge; strong boards; text block has minor wear to exterior edges; light toning toward interior edges; slight cracking to gutter at pp 112-113; profusely illustrated with color photographs; gray patterned endpapers; additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders.
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1948. Reprinted. Large Thick Octavo; unpaginated; VG-/no-DJ; blue spines with gilt text; 2 volumes; sunned red slipcase shows heavy rubbing to exterior; some chipping to edges; cloths show moderate sunning to spines; strong boards; text blocks have slight wear to exterior edges; interiors clean; profusely illustrated with black and white photographs; additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders.
Framingham, MA: Old America Company, 1924. revised edition; illustrated with more than fifteen hundred examples. Thick, large quarto in black hardcovers with gold letters; VG; moderate soiling and fraying on corners and spine edges; binding strong; gutters dusty; external edges sunned; paper slightly faded; pp. 716; plates in black and white interspersed throughout; includes ephemera about Mr. Nutting and a letter signed by him in 1932; shelved in Room 13; please contact us for shipping costs.
Paris: Les Editions G. Van Oest, 1929. Quarto; Poor; Paperback; Spine, cream with black print; Cover has edgewear, smudging, shelfwear; Text block separating from cover, disintegrated binding so that pages and sections are loose or held in place only by binding string, some uncut pages; Text in French; 153 pages, illustrated (48 b&w plates).