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Occhiali Italiani = Italian Eyewear, Alberoni, Francesco
1 Alberoni, FrancescoOcchiali Italiani = Italian Eyewear
Parma: Edizioni Anfao, 1986

1st. Hardcover. Fine, Very Good. 
dust jacket with wear to head of spine and small indentations on front panel.

Illustrated with color photographs of Italian eyeglasses circa 1986.

Price: 10.00 USD
Cloisonne Extraordinaire, Alexander, W. F. and Donald K. Gerber
2 Alexander, W. F. and Donald K. GerberCloisonne Extraordinaire
Des Moines, IA: Wallace-Homestead Book Co, 1977
0870691597 / 9780870691591
1st. Soft cover. Very Good, 
previous owner's name inside front cover, remainder mark on bottom of text block.

Price: 7.00 USD
Black Forest Bears: Swiss Woodcarvings 1870-1920, Ammelounx, Andre
3 Ammelounx, AndreBlack Forest Bears: Swiss Woodcarvings 1870-1920
Palatine, IL: The Stein Auction Company, 2001
0971385602 / 9780971385603
1st. Hardcover. Near Fine, 
not issued with a dust jacket; small dent at bottom edge of front cover.

Illustrated with 96 color plates and black and white reproductions of two vintage sales catalogs.

Price: 60.00 USD
American Antique Toys 1830-1900, Barenholtz, Bernard and Inez McClintock (text), Bill Holland (photographs)
4 Barenholtz, Bernard and Inez McClintock (text), Bill Holland (photographs)American Antique Toys 1830-1900
New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1980
0810906686 / 9780810906686
1st. Hardcover. Fine, Fine. 

With 285 illustrations, including 100 plates in full color, many double-page spreads, and multipage foldouts.

Price: 60.00 USD
Netsuke: The Miniature Sculpture of Japan, Barker, Richard and Lawrence Smith
5 Barker, Richard and Lawrence SmithNetsuke: The Miniature Sculpture of Japan
London: British Museum Publications, 1976
071411409X / 9780714114095
1st. Hardcover. Fine, Very Good. 
dust jacket price-clipped with faint scratches to front and back panels.

With 36 netsuke in colour and 850 monochrome illustrations.

Price: 25.00 USD
Fascinating Walking Sticks, Boothroyd, A. E.
6 Boothroyd, A. E.Fascinating Walking Sticks
Bracknell, Berks: Salix Books, 1970
0950147400 / 9780950147406
1st. Hardcover. Near Fine, Good. 
upper corners lightly bumped, soiling to top edge of text block, dust jacket heavily rubbed and stained, chipped at head and foot of spine, small chips at corners, large tear at top edge of front panel, small tears at top and bottom edges of back panel.

With illustrations on 76 black and white plates.

Price: 55.00 USD
The Romance Behind Walking Canes, Burtscher, William J.
7 Burtscher, William J.The Romance Behind Walking Canes
Philadelphia: Dorrance & Company, 1945

1st. Hardcover. Very Good, 
slight bumping to bottom corners, light fading to spine, dust jacket lacking.

Mr. Burtscher, owner of an antique shop in Santa Monica, California, took an unofficial census of walking canes in the United States and found more than 5,000 in private collections, more than 10,000 in museums and several million more in actual everyday use. The stories of a large number of the most outstanding canes--entertainingly told--are classics, and make an unusual and charming book that will live. The illustrations include Lincoln's cane, many unusual canes in collections, Walt Whitman with a cane, Arthur Brisbane with a cane in each hand, and a previously unpublished picture of James Whitcomb Riley with a cane. Chapters include: The Course of the Walking Stick; Canes in Collections; Canes in Museums; Canes in Use; Walking Canes Associated with Warships; Story of a Cane Associated with Fort Riley; Walking Canes Associated with Presidents; Walking Canes Associated with Indians; Walking Canes Associated with Doctors; Walking Canes Associated with Poets; The Francis Dana Cane; The Daughter-of-the-Elm Cane; Story of a Cane with Cat's-Eye Jewels; and A Roster of Historic Canes and Some Others. Illustrated with 16 black and white plates.

Price: 125.00 USD
Collectors' Netsuke, Bushell, Raymond
8 Bushell, RaymondCollectors' Netsuke
New York: Weatherhill, 1971
0802724469 / 9780802724465
Hardcover. As New, As New. 
5th printing, 1982.

353 objects are described and illustrated in color. Includes brief biographies of 79 carvers.

Price: 25.00 USD
The Book of Wine Antiques, Butler, Robin and Gillian Walkling
9 Butler, Robin and Gillian WalklingThe Book of Wine Antiques
Woodbridge, Suffolk: The Antique Collectors' Club, 1986
1851492275 / 9781851492275
Hardcover. New, 
reprinted 1995, laminated boards.

Bound as one volume are Monographs in Wedgwood Studies Numbers 3 & 4, which cover two very interesting topics in Wedgwood research: the artist Emile Lessore, with 44 illustrations, and the Sydney Cove Medallion, with 4 illustrations.

Price: 45.00 USD
The Decorative Arts and Crafts of Nantucket, Carpenter, Charles H., Jr. and Carpenter, Mary Grace (text) and Arthur d'Arazien (photographs)
10 Carpenter, Charles H., Jr. and Carpenter, Mary Grace (text) and Arthur d'Arazien (photographs)The Decorative Arts and Crafts of Nantucket
New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1987
0396084885 / 9780396084884
1st. Hardcover. Near Fine, Near Fine. 
light foxing to top edge of text block, dust jacket rubbed at extremities.

This book is organized with chapers on decorative arts: Furniture in the Home; Mariner's Things, Boxes, Toys, Woodenware; Textiles; Ceramics, Glass, and Lighting Devices; Silver; Iron, Pewter, Brass and Copper, Tin; Scrimshaw; Baskets; Carvings and Drawings; and Souvenirs from Far-Away Places. Contains a section of Occupations in Colonial Nantucket, Selected Bibliography, Glossary, and Index. Illustrated with 209 black and white figures and 74 color plates.

Price: 25.00 USD
Works of Art in Ivory, Defrin, Scott
11 Defrin, ScottWorks of Art in Ivory
New York: European Decorative Arts Company, 2002

1st. Soft cover. As New, 

The inaugural catalogue of the European Decorative Arts Company. 22 spectacular works in ivory are described and illustrated in color.

Price: 25.00 USD
Indian Art in America: The Arts and Crafts of the North American Indian, Dockstader, Frederick J.
12 Dockstader, Frederick J.Indian Art in America: The Arts and Crafts of the North American Indian
New York: Promontory Press, 1973
0883940086 / 9780883940082
Hardcover. Very Good, Very Good. 
reprint edition; small abrasion to top edge of boards and light soiling to bottom edge, dust jacket with tiny tears and soiling along edges where laminate does not completely cover.

With 69 color plates and 180 black and white illustrations.

Price: 10.00 USD
The Pipe Book, Dunhill, Alfred
13 Dunhill, AlfredThe Pipe Book
London: Arthur Barker, 1978
021317801X / 9780213178017
Hardcover. Near Fine, Near Fine. 
revised edition, 6th impression; some fading to top edge of text block, dust jacket price-clipped with small tear at bottom edge of back panel near spine.

Illustrated with 228 line drawings, 30 photographs, and 3 maps.

Price: 20.00 USD
Smokers, Segars & Stickers, Faber, A. D.
14 Faber, A. D.Smokers, Segars & Stickers
Watkins Glen, NY: Century House, 1949

1st. Hardcover. Very Good, 
not issued with a dust jacket; darkening to spine, rubbing to extremities.

A study of cigar label art.

Price: 15.00 USD
Playing Cards: General History From Their Creation to The Present Day, Fournier, Félix Alfaro
15 Fournier, Félix AlfaroPlaying Cards: General History From Their Creation to The Present Day
Vitoria: Heraclio Fournier, 1982
8485074114 / 9788485074112
1st. Hardcover. Fine, Near Fine. 
dust jacket with yellowing at top and bottom edges of flaps.

This book constitutes the most complete graphical repertoire of playing cards which has been published to date, with 4,000 illustrations in full colour and 2,000 descriptions of packs. It is an essential book for collectors and enormously interesting for enthusiasts.

Price: 50.00 USD
Masterworks of Chinese Jade in the National Palace Museum, Fu-tsung, Chiang (preface)
16 Fu-tsung, Chiang (preface)Masterworks of Chinese Jade in the National Palace Museum
Taipei, Taiwan: National Palace Museum, 1969

1st. Hardcover. As New, 
fitted vinyl dust jacket.

50 objects are described and illustrated in color. Text in Chinese, Japanese, and English.

Price: 20.00 USD
Tea Ceremony Utensils (Arts of Japan 3), Fujioka, Ryoichi with Masaki Nakano, Hirokazu Arakawa, and Seizo Hayashiya
17 Fujioka, Ryoichi with Masaki Nakano, Hirokazu Arakawa, and Seizo HayashiyaTea Ceremony Utensils (Arts of Japan 3)
New York: Weatherhill, 1973
0834827050 / 9780834827059
1st. Soft cover. Very Good, 
lightly rubbed at extremities, rubbing to back cover.

Chapters on: The Tea Bowl; The Tea Caddy and Tea-Leaf Jar; The Tea Scoop; The Kettle and Lid Rest; The Fresh-Water Jar and Waste-Water Jar; The Flower Container; The Incense and Hearth Utensils; The Utensils for the Kaiseki Meal; and The Boxes for Tea-Ceremony Utensils. Includes a Glossary. With 204 illustrations, 22 in color.

Price: 15.00 USD
Ryukyu Lacquer, Garner, Harry M.
18 Garner, Harry M.Ryukyu Lacquer
London: Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art, 1972

1st. Soft cover. Near Fine, Inscribed by Author(s)
light foxing to covers, slight fading to spine.

With 50 black and white illustrations on 24 plates.

Price: 25.00 USD
Instruments of Change: New Hampshire Hand Tools and Their Makers, 1800-1900, Garvin, James L. and Donna-Belle Garvin
19 Garvin, James L. and Donna-Belle GarvinInstruments of Change: New Hampshire Hand Tools and Their Makers, 1800-1900
Concord, NH: New Hampshire Historical Society, 1985
0914659162 / 9780914659167
1st. Soft cover. New, 
limited to 1500 copies.

The catalog of an exhibition held at the New Hampshire Historical Society, December 20, 1984 - May 30, 1985. With 91 black and white plates of tools, 58 toolmaker's marks, and 35 illustrations in the text.

Price: 75.00 USD
British Planemakers from 1700, Goodman, W. L., enlarged and revised by Jane and Mark Rees
20 Goodman, W. L., enlarged and revised by Jane and Mark ReesBritish Planemakers from 1700
Mendham, NJ: The Astragal Press, 1993
1879335433 / 9781879335431
3rd. Hardcover. Fine, Fine. 

Price: 200.00 USD
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