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.
London: Sampson Low, Marston & Co., Ltd., 1901-. Ex library; Volumes 1-20 of 104; Loose issues bound into volumes for library circulation; Quarto; VG/no dust jackets; Rust colored spines with gilt text; Boards show scuffing and dust stains, light wear along edge and abrasions at corners, call number penned at tails of spines; Age toning and dust stains along edge of text blocks, edge of covers of issues show moderate wear being of slightly larger dimensions than pages of issues, light foxing and age toning on front and rear paste-downs and end-papers, library plates on rear paste-downs, embossed library seal on title pages, signs of cracking at front and rear hinges of volume 7 and rear hinge of volume 10, webbing visible, occasional light foxing through interior but otherwise undamaged and clean.
London, New York: Country Life, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1924. Three volume edition. Three volumes in folio. Volumes 1 and 2 fair in tan, fair DJs. Volume 3 with green spine, fair with no DJ. Water spotting and significant rubbing to both dust jackets. Slight chipping to head, tail, and corners of both dust jackets. Spines of each volume are cocked. Several inches of water damage to bottom rear cover of volume 1 boards. Similar damage to front cover of volume 2's boards. Cloth somewhat worn on the boards covering volume 3 but without quite as severe patches of discoloration. Binding and book block edges of each volume generally good or very good. Occasional foxing to text pages of each volume. Special shipping arrangements may be required. Volume 1 to 262pp, volume 2 to 360pp, volume 3 to 340pp.
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.
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.
Tulsa, Oklahoma: Gilcrease Museum, 2011. Small Quarto; pp 118; VG/VG; black spine with red and white text; dust jacket shows slight wear to exterior, minor wear to edges; cloth has slight wear to exterior, light sunning to exterior; text block shows minimal wear to exterior edges; interior clean;.
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.
[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.
Ottawa: National Historic Sites, Parks Service, Environment Canada, 1991. Octavo; VG; Paperback; Spine, black spiral binding; Cover is grey, illustrated, with black print, clean and bright; Text block clean and tight; xii, 331 pages, illustrated.
n.p. David Irons, 1994. Oblong Quarto; pp 160; G+/paperback; blue spine without text; covers have slight rubbing to exterior; some wear to edges; text block shows slight toning to exterior edges; interior clean; profusely illustrated; inscribed by author.
Norfolk: The Chrysler Museum, 1982. Quarto; G; Paperback; Spine, white with grey print; Cover is cream, illustrated, with brown print, edgewear, bend to top portion; Text block has bend to top portion, else clean and tight; 135 pages, illustrated (some color).
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.
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.
Roma: 'L'Erma" di Bretschneider, 1996. Small Quarto; VG-/VG; Black spine with off-white text; Dust jacket has moderately sunned exterior edges with lightly rubbed edges, otherwise intact; Cloth has lightly sunned exterior and minor wear along edges with strong and intact panels; Text block has very slight wear on edges due to handling with tight binding; pp 89 (text), 87 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;.
Princeton: Squibb Gallery, 1988. Octavo; VG; Paperback; Spine, white with black print; Cover is blue, illustrated, with white print, mild shelfwear but clean and bright; Text block clean and tight; Exhibition catalog, 12 pages, inserted; 72 pages, illustrated (color).
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.
Chicago: Abage Publishers, 1974,1976,1977,1980. First Edition. Large Octavo; pp 1216; VG/VG; gold, gray and blue spines with white, blue and gray text; 4 volumes; dust jackets show light toning to exteriors; minor rubbing to edges; price clipped flaps; sticker to front flap of vol. 4; mylar wraps; cloths have light wear to exterior; some minor rubbing to edges; strong boards; text blocks show slight shelf wear to exterior edges; interiors clean; frontispieces; profusely illustrated; additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders.
Great Britain: Antique Collector's Club, 1994. reprint. very thick quarto. NF/NF. white glossy spine with black lettering and small colorful pictures. completely filled with b/w pictures and drawings. a wonderful copy.
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.
London: British Museum Press, 2000. First British Museum Edition. Quarto; pp 352; VG-/G; black spine with white text; scarce in U.S.; dust jacket has some wear to exterior, minor wear to edges, previous bookshop's sticker to flap; mylar wraps; cloth shows slight staining to edges, mostly to head edge; text block has some staining to head edges, as is.
New York: Abbeville Press, 1993, 1994. First English edition. Folio. NF/NF, in cardboard sleeve. White cloth with gilt lettering on spine, small illustration embossed on front. DJ: beige, with blue lettering on spine and front, color illustration of Renaissance vase on front. Decorative endpapers. Sleeve: Beige, with blue lettering on side and front, color illustration of Renaissance vase on front, Four color photographs of Renaissance design on back. 495pp., profusely illustrated in b/w and color photographs. Light scuffing, soling and shelf wear to cardboard sleeve. Virtually no blemishes to DJ, boards, text block edges, or spine signatures. Overall, sleeve in very good+, DJ and text in near fine condition. NOTE: Oversize volume; may require additional shipping charges for expedited/international shipping.
London: Bibelot Publishers Limited, 1971. Large Octavo; pp 84; Good+ condition hardcover; Ivory spine with black text; cloth has moderate wear to corners, light sunning and rubbing to exterior; text block shows slight shelf wear to exterior edges; interior unmarked;.
New York: Wayte Raymond, Inc., 1936. Unstated, apparent first edition. Thin octavo. Good with no dust jacket. Red spine with no lettering. Gold lettering to front cover. Shelf-wear to corners of covers. Owner bookplate to front pastedown. 48pp.
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.
Chinese Art Editorial Committee. Octavo; VG/VG Hardcover; light lime spine with light gold text; Moderate shelf wear to dust jacket, slight fraying along head exterior edge of jacket and at corners; Boards are strong and clean, binding solid; Text block clean, in Chinese language, vivid grey-scale illustrations;.
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.
Stony Brook, NY: The Museums at Stony Brook, 1980. Quarto; pp 192; G/paperback; ivory spine with black text; covers show some stains to exterior, with toning toward spine and head edges; minor chipping to spine edges; text block has slight shelf wear to exterior edges; cracking to front gutter, as is; interior clean; arts - American; Collections.
Elkton: Shenandoah Valley Folklore Society, 1993. Limited edition. Octavo; Limited edition, 762/1000; VG-; Paperback; Spine, white without print; Cover is white, illustrated with black print, slight stain to front, vendor label on rear, slight bumps to corners, slight shelfwear; Text block clean and tight; xv, 127 pages, illustrated (some color).
Middletown, Connecticut: Wesleyan University Press, 1978. First edition. Octavo; pp 262; VG/G; red spine with ivory text; dust jacket has slight wear to exterior, minor chipping to corners, edges show slight rubbing, mylar wraps; cloth shows slight wear to exterior, strong boards; text block has slight shelf wear to exterior edges; interior clean;.
New York: Abaris Books, 1981. Folio; VG-/VG-; Purple spine with white text. DJ has shelf wear, closed tears along edges, clear tape repair, foxing on verso; Boards have rubbing on edges, apart from that, binding strong; Textblock has foxing on edges and end papers, otherwise, free of underlining/highlighting; pp 343; May require extra pricing for shipping international.
London: Alec Tiranti Ltd, 1964. Octavo; VG/VG-Hardcover; Sunned dark beige spine with black text; Moderate shelf wear to dust jacket, sunned spine, slight fraying along side, edges and corners, chipping at corners, price-clipped at dust jacket; jacket protected in mylar cover; Boards are strong and clean, binding solid, ivory toned pages; Ivory toned text block exterior, text block clean; 46 pages text, and 191 reproductions;.