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.
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.
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.
[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.
Tokyo, Japan: Namiki Shobo [alt. trans. Namiki Buo], 1970. First Edition. Octavo, 205 pages, VG-/G+; metallic lilac DJ, small kanji lettering to spine: spine faded silver, lettering unaffected; wear to edges of covers and hinges, small closed tear to top edge of front cover, slight material loss to head, tail, and corners; mild rubbing to covers; DJ protected by mylar; green buckram cloth boards, dark brown kanji lettering to spine and front board; mild rubbing to edges, slight creasing to fore-edge of back board, mild age-toning to text-block; light age-toning to margins of interior, text and graphics largely unaffected; many black-and-white images and gloss plates of Japanese swords and sword guards (tsuba) of the Momoyama period; first published Showa 45 (1970), original price 800 yen to copyright page; text in Japanese; contains three (3) white informational cards on Chinese ritual jades; shelved Case 9.
New Haven: Yale University Press, 1939. First Edition, Second Printing. Small quarto; pp 133; G/no-DJ; faded tan spine with black text to paper label; dark red cloth shows sunned spine and edges, slight scratches to exterior, slight fraying to spine head edge; green paper label to front; text block has slight age toning to exterior edges, slight foxing to first and last few pages; interior clean.
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;.
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.
San Jose, Costa Rica: Fundacion Museos Banco Central de Costa Rica, 2005. Quarto; pp 119; VG/VG-; green spine with red and pink text; dust jacket has sunned spine, slight wear to exterior; cloth shows light wear to exterior; text block shows slight wear to exterior edges; interior clean; arts - Latin American; Spanish and English text.
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.
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;.
Lewisburg: Union County Oral Traditions Projects, 1979. Octavo; Reprinted 1989; VG-; Paperback; Spine, staple binding; Cover is white, illustrated, with white print, mild creasing at spine, slight edgewear, vendor label on rear, slight shelf wear; Text block clean and tight; 60 pages, illustrated (some color).
Athens: Ekdotike Athenson S.A., 1983. Quarto; pp 269; VG/VG-; blue spine with yellow text; dust jacket has slight sunning to exterior, small closed tear to front tail edge, slight chipping to rear head edge; cloth shows minimal wear to exterior, strong boards; text block shows light wear to exterior edges; interior clean;.
Napoli: L'Arte Tipografica, n.d. Quarto; pp 252; VG-/Fair; ivory spine with black text; dust jacket has noticeably chipped edges, closed tear to front head edge; slight sunning to spine; light toning to edges; mylar wraps; cloth has moderate sunning to exterior; gilt text to brown label to ivory spine; strong boards; text block shows slight toning to exterior edges; profusely illustrated in black and white with some in color; interior clean; Italian text.