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.
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.
Citta del Vaticano: Edizioni Musei Vaticani, 2014. Small Quarto; pp 74; VG/VG-; white spine with black text; dust jacket has only mild wear to exterior; light edge wear; exterior clean; cloth clean; strong boards; text block shows minimal wear to exterior edges; interior clean; profusely illustrated; Arabic and English text;.
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.
Salem, MA: Peabody Essex Museum, 2012. First Printing. Small Quarto; pp 556; VG/VG-; black spine with gilt text; dust jacket has light wear to front; some scratches to rear; mild dings to edges; cloth has minimal wear to exterior; strong boards; text block shows minimal wear to exterior edges; frontispiece; interior clean; 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 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.
Paris: Librairie Grund, 1952. Quarto; G Hardcover w/ Fair+ dustjacket; Light brown spine with black text; Dustjacket has moderate edgewear, moderate shelfwear, small open tears at top and bottom corners of both covers, small open tear along head edge of front cover near spine, open tear along bottom edge of front joint, fraying at spine edges, browning to spine and both covers, faint brown stains on both covers, black marks on both covers; Boards strong, slight edgewear, some shelfwear; Textblock has age toning, writing in pencil on front endpaper and pastedown, otherwise clean; 189 pp; Text in French.
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.
New York: William Edwin Rudge, 1927. Quarto; G Hardcovers; Tan spine with black text; Boards strong, some edgewear, some shelfwear, Volume 1 has slight bumping to 1 corner; Textblocks have age toning, small brown marks on some pages; Volume 1 has writing in pencil on front pastedown, inscribed by both authors on front endpaper; Volume 1 373 pp, Volume 2 395 pp.
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;.
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: 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.
London: South Kensington Museum, 1878. Octavo; Fair+ Hardcover; Brown spine with Gold text; Boards shaken, partial separation from spine, moderate edgewear, moderate shelfwear, bumping and rubbing to corners, significant rubbing to spine edges and joints; Textblock has toning from age, writing in pencil on reverse of front endpaper and half title page, split hinge along title page, small brown marks on some pages, foxing along fore edge of textblock; 218 pp.
Paris: Libraire De L'Academie De Medecine, 1877. French Language; Octavo; Fair Hardcover; Dark Blue spine with Gold text; Boards strong, heavy edgewear, heay shelfwear, bumping and rubbing to corners, small open tears at head and tail edges of joints on both covers, significant rubbing to spine edges and joints, open tear near bottom corner of front cover; Textblock has age toning, writing in pencil on front endpaper and pastedown, half title page, ink stamps on front endpaper and title page, foxing on many pages, gray smudging on front and rear endpapers and pastedowns, small black and brown marks on many pages, small marks along textblock edges; 495 pp.
Oslo: Gyldendal Norsk Forlag, 1953. Quarto; G Paperback; Illustrated Brown and Green spine with White text on green spine label; Covers have moderate edgewear, some shelfwear, small open tears along tail edge of both covers near spine, bending to corners, browning to spine, both covers near spine; Textblock has writing in pencil on back of cover, toning towards fore edge of front and rear endpapers, otherwise clean; 449 pp; Text in Norwegian.
London: William Heinemann, 1913. Quarto; 2 volumes; Fair/no DJ; Hardcover w/out DJ; Spine, blue with gold print; Boards in blue cloth with gold print, v. 1 has tear the length of rear hinge, v. 2 has mildly warped boards, both vols. have spine caps torn away, worn exposed and tattered corners and edges, shelfwear; Text blocks of both vols. have cracked hinges, v. 2 has intermittent spine breaks, both vols. have light foxing; 2 volumes (426 pages; 277 pages), illustrated (b&w plates). [NOTE: Oversized book(s). Additional postage necessary for expedited/international orders. Economy International shipping unavailable due to size/weight restrictions. For international/expedited customers, please inquire for rates.].
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Williamsburg, VA: The Magazine Antiques, 1952. Small Thin Quarto; pp 64; Fair; 1/4 bound grayish blue spine with black text; no jacket; cloth shows some stains to front; sun fading toward edges; lightly sunned spine; sturdy boards; text block has slight toning to exterior edges; light foxing to interior at fore edges; broken hinges; frontispiece; illustrated;.
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).
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.
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.
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;.
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 Oversized listing, additional S/H needed for expedited/int'l orders.
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.
n.p. Ilias Lalaounis, 1984. Quarto; pp 339; VG-/G; blue spine with white text; dust jacket has modest rubbing wear to exterior; lightly sunned spine; slight wear to edges; cloth shows slight sunning to spine; light shelf wear to exterior; slightly splayed boards; text block has mild shelf wear to exterior edges; pictorial endpapers; two small dots to ffep; interior clean; profusely illustrated; additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders;.
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.
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.
Milano: Skira Editore S.p.A., 2000. First Edition. Quarto; pp 143; G/paperback; black spine with ivory text; covers show light scratches to exterior; slight sun fading to spine; faux flaps; text block has light tone to exterior edges; frontispiece; profusely illustrated; interior clean; wrinkled fore edge of page 141; inscribed by author;.