Minneapolis; London: The Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Lund Humphries Publishers Ltd, 1984. First Edition. Large Octavo; pp 224; G+/G; grayish brown spine with ivory text; dust jacket shows slight wear to exterior; minor chipping to spine head edge; mylar wraps; cloth has light wear to exterior; strong boards; text block shows very light foxing to exterior edges; frontispiece; profusely illustrated; previous owner's bookplate to front pastedown; interior clean; previous bookshop's sticker to front pastedown; good binding.
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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1980. First Edition. First Edition; VG-/VG-; Blue spine with black text. DJ has Brodart cover jacket by previous owner, general shelfwear, 1in closed tear on front, age toned, some edgewear; Boards have edgewear, otherwise clean, binding strong; Textblock has foxing on fore edge, sticker residue and personal inscription from previous owner on front free end paper, apart from that, clean, free of underlining/highlighting; pp 301.
New York, NY: Bonanza Books, 1950. US Printing. Qto. VG-/VG-. dark mustard yellow DJ spine with dark navy uppercase titling centered between small navy capitals for author and publisher. chafing and edgewear continuous and moderate to the panels. taped closed tears and cuts affect the jacket fully around edges and DJ spine, fore-edge folds. decorative navy and white covers under clear protective cover. with illustrations, specially drawn by the author or reproduced patterns or masterpieces from the last half of the 17th Century to the early part of the 19th Century. terra-cotta clothbound HB with brown printed titling filling HB spine. a touch of wear only to ends and corners. prior owner's name and address on right fep. no marks to textblock filled with 3,500 b/w illustrations. 368 pp.
n.p. Hokushindo, 1987. Large Octavo; pp 150; VG-/VG-; purple/black/white pictorial spine with black and white text; dust jacket shows light wear to exterior; cloth shows mild wear; strong boards; text block has light tone to edges; profusely illustrated; Japanese and English texts; inscribed by author;.
London: Fontanka, 2004. Reprint. Reprint; Quarto; VG+/no-DJ (paperback); Spine is red with white text; Covers have general edge wear, joints and hinges are strong, some rubbing to corners; Text block has general signs of handling, content is clear, binding is strong; pp 190; Additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions.
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1979. First Edition. Large Octavo; pp 544; VG-/G; ivory/gray spine with black and red text; dust jacket shows sunned spine; minor rubbing to exterior; minor rubbing to edges; cloth has slight wear to exterior; strong boards; text block shows light toning to exterior edges; previous owner's name stamped to ffep; interior clean; remainder mark to exterior tail edge; profusely illustrated with detailed drawings and photographs.
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.
Valencia: Artes Graficas Soler, S.A., 1964. Octavo; pp 479; G-/paperback; dark beige spine with black text; covers have some toning toward exterior edges; lightly soiled exterior; minor chip to front head edge; some wear to edges; text block shows age toning toward edges; some ink and pencil inside; good binding; text in Spanish;.
New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1930. Octavo; G-/no DJ; Hardcover w/out DJ; Spine, tan with black print; Boards in tan paper with black print, spine hinges torn and spine separating from boards and binding, bumped outside corners, spotting, smudging, staining; Textblock has owner bookplate on front flyleaf, shaken spine, tear at hinge of front endpapers, smudging and spotting to endpapers and some pages; “Of this catalogue one thousand copies were printed”; xxii, 14, frontispiece, 8 pages of b&w plates.
Annapolis: Gold Horse Publishing, 2002. Small Quarto; pp 95; VG/VG-; gray spine with black text; dust jacket shows light shelf wear to exterior; cloth has little wear to exterior; strong boards; text block has light shelf wear to exterior edges; frontispiece; interior clean; illustrated with numerous color photographs;.
London: Lefevre & Partners, 1980. First. Small quarto; VG+/VG-; cream with no text; jacket is smudged, scratched and discolored with age, minor shelf-wear around edges; cover is clean, with slight separation from front and back-end papers; textblock is clean, with some discoloration around edges and one price sticker on front-end paper; pp 64.
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.
New York, NY: E. P. Dutton, Inc., 1981. First U.S. Edition. 8vo. VG+/VG+.white glossy DJ spine, title in dark blue capitals, centered in upper half and bold black uppercase for author; small black publisher. front and rear are decoratively illustrated with color photo images upon solid lilac glossy front/rear jacket background. neat, without edgewear. panel area glossy without impressions. navy blue clothbound HB, spine stamped with gold lettering. striking panels, unblemished. endsheets are a spotless ivory. heavy text interior stock includes nearly 90 + black-and-white illustrations and 22 color plates. neat in above average shape. strong panels, binding secure and unmarked, just at the edges. a clean, tight, copy generally. 209 pp. ISBN # 0525932127.
New York: Abbeville Press, Publishers, 1986. Quarto; pp 280; VG-/G; black spine with pink and mauve text; dust jacket shows minor dings to edges; modest wear to exterior; mylar wraps; cloth clean; slightly splayed boards; text block has slight shelf wear to exterior edges; pictorial endpapers; frontispiece; previous owner's embossed stamp to half title page; profusely illustrated; interior clean; additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders;.
Beirut, Lebanon: Imprimerie Catholique, 1958. First Edition. Paperback duodecimo in wraps in very good condition. U.S. price of of 2.75 is blacked out with marker on errata page faintly bleeding through to inside of rear cover, otherwise no markings to text and pages are clean. Binding is sturdy. Front cover has age-toning in rectangular shape and has very faint spot stain. Over a very attractive copy of this sought-after first edition by a renowned translator. Measures 5 1/2" x 8" x 1/4 inch. 16 pages in rear are written in Chinese and are uncut. Tan spine with maroon text, stored in protective bag NOTE: Shelved in Netdesk office, in bookcase next to Ephemera section.
Belarus: Minsk, 1984. Quarto; pp 232; G/G-; ivory white spine with black text; dust jacket exterior has been slightly sunned due to age; some small chips to edges; mylar wrap; cloth shows few small stains to exterior at edges; strong boards; text block has mildly toned exterior edges; ex-library stamp to last page and rear endpaper; interior clean; profusely illustrated; text in Belorussian, French, English, German and Spanish;.
London, Great Britain: George Allen & Unwin Ltd., 1964. First English Language Edition, Translated from the German. heavy 8vo. VG/VG-. heavily soil-spotted, tanned, scuffed and torn DJ spine, spine ends and stressed fore-edge folds and closed cuts frequent to this beige DJ, illustrated jacket front, solid but worn beige rear. gently toned inner flaps. a very neat general exposure affected red cloth volume with gilt stamped HB spine, lightly pushed in ends and gently bumped corners. EX-LIBRIS, with affixed bookplate of prior owners on left fep. glossy ivory stock, with listed color plates and 388 figures in b/w among the textblock. 524 pp.
New York: The Free Press, 1986. Reprint. Reprint; Quarto; VG-/VG-; Spine is white with blue text; DJ has general shelf wear, age-toning, rubbing along edges, design is clear; Boards have general shelf wear, joints and hinges are strong, light bumping, design is clear; Text block has general signs of handling, binding is strong, light age-toning, content is clear; pp 339; Additional cost may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions.
Dresden: VEB Verlag Der Kurnt, 1973. Text entirely in German. Folio; G/G; Blue spine with white text; DJ with mylar exterior, DJ has few 1" open/closed tears around corners, slight surface scuffing; Boards strong, multiple large stains around edges; Textblock has moderate foxing on few front/rear end papers and exterior edges, stamps on front/rear end papers and pasteboards, ink on front end paper; Binding strong; 516pp. Additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders.
New York: Putnam, 1981. Folio; VG-/G; DJ front cover interior flap price clipped, multiple 0.5-2" tears on tail, upper spine, staining along edges of interior flaps; Boards strong, few marks on spine, exterior head/tail; Textblock shows foxing on exterior edges, interior clean; 516pp. Additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders.
Silver Spring, MD: Joe Wallis, 1992. Seventh Printing (Revised Edition). oversize 8vo. VG-/ - no DJ. red tip and tail with centered white uppercase title and italicized white edition; small author/publisher on red tipped tail. chafed lightly, some wrinkles, abrasive rubbing appears as whitish patches where colorful. profusely illustrated in black/white, glossy sheets, no markings. 263 pp. ISBN# 0960595007.
Houston, TX: The Museum of Fine Arts and Princeton University Press, 1998. First Printing. Quarto; vg+/wraps; glossy red spine with white text; minor shelf wear; text block, clean; B/W illustrations; some color; 468pp. NOTE: Oversize book; may require additional shipping charges for expedited/international shipping.
London, Great Britain: Orbis Publishing, 1976. Italian Printing. Qto. VG/VG in VG slipcase. black glossy DJ spine with small ivory title, yellow wardrobe symbol near mid-spine and tiny yellow publisher. color illustrated jacket front and rear. edges haves some closed tears, and the outer corners appear abraded at the upper corners. clipped front inner flap. a ruddy auburn clothbound HB with stamped gilt titling and neatly cornered, trim adjacent boards. black/ivory illustrated fep/ffep. inscribed by prior owner on sheet facing half-title page. 340 lavishly illustrated items in fine color displayed throughout the textblock with no writing. 344 pp. ISBN# 0856132020. in matching exterior pictorial slipcase, form solid with auburn cloth HB head and tail edges.
Ozark, MI: Weatherman Glassbooks, 1974. Fourth Printing. Imperial octavo; vg/none; 2" and 1" white bands surround illustrated spine, no text; boards, minor shelf wear and bumping; text block, clean; copiously illustrated in color and B/W; 401pp. Book 2 only. --INSCRIBED by author on front free endpaper.
Washington, D.C. Smithsonian Institution, 1985. Octavo; pp 542; G+/paperback; Black spine with beige text; Covers have moderate rubbing to exterior, some chipping to spine edges, slight wear to head and tail edges; text block shows slight wear to exterior edges; cracking to binding at pp 16-17; Arts - Non-Western;.
Ann Arbor, MI: The University of Michigan Museum of Art, 1983. Quarto: VG/no-DJ wraps: Gray spine with black text: Covers have some chipping, mainly around edges and spine, some scuffing and scratches: Textblock is clean, pages are darkened with age, no markings, folds or tears, book contains black and white photographs of the subject matter: 188 pp.
Bridgeport: The Park City Eng. Co., 1922. 12mo; G/no DJ; Hardcover w/out DJ; Spine, blue with gold print; Boards in blue cloth with gold print, slight wear to spine caps, slight bump to rear bottom edge, else clean and strong; Text block clean and tight; Pamphlet inserted: “Sandwich Glass, Supplement No. 1 : Descriptive List of Recently Found Cup Plates”; 113 pages, illustrated, (b&w plates).
London: The Bazaar, Exchange & Mart Office, 1920? Third edition. Octavo; Third edition; Fair/no DJ; Hardcover w/out DJ; Spine, blue with fading gold print; Boards in blue cloth with gold print, wear to corners and spine caps, toning to spine, tear along bottom portion of front spine hinge, shelfwear; Text block has name in ink on first preliminary page, intermittent spine breaks, pages 103-106 separated from binding, mild age-toning to paper, pencil notation on endpapers; xiii, 282 pages, frontispiece, illustrated (b&w plates).
Sturbridge, MA: Old Sturbridge Village, 1992. US Printing. slim Qto. VG / - no DJ. dark purple wraps spine with tiny ivory titling and miniaturized publisher symbol close to tail. neat interior, no marks or writing and displays b/w and color images throughout the text. solid copy, pliable wraps covers just t touch abraded to extremities. 175 pp. ISBN# 0913387037.
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.
Beijing: Foreign Languages Press, 1996. First Edition. Quarto; pp 207; VG-/G; black spine with white and red text; dust jacket shows moderate wear to exterior; minor wear to edges; small sticker of previous bookshop to rear; cloth has slight soiling to exterior; slightly splayed boards; text block shows slight wear to exterior edges; frontispiece; interior clean; red endpapers.