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THE GAY SCIENCE in Two Volumes

By: Dallas, Eneas Sweetland

Price: $174.94

Publisher: London, Chapman and Hall: 1866

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 39506

Condition: Very Good-


334 pages; Two volumes bound in red half calf with marbled boards. Contents clean and tight in the bindings. Calf rubbed at hinges and corners with scrape at base of spine of Volume II, but quite sound. Gilt decorative stamping in compartments at spine; gilt ruling at edges of leather on boards; dark green leather spine labels with gilt lettering; labels chipped & cracked. Tope edges gilt. xviii, 334; xvi, 334 pp. Some pages unopened. OCLC 7768549. Eneas Sweetland Dallas was the son of a planter of Scottish parentage in Jamaica. Born in Jamaica in 1828, he moved to England when he was fo... View more info

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MOORISH STYLE

By: Danby, Miles

Price: $14.94

Publisher: London, Phaidon Press: 1999

Seller ID: 41989

ISBN: 0714838616

Condition: Near Fine


240 pages; Clean and secure in original stiff white wrappers in photographic dustjacket. The architecture and decorative art of the Islamic world, particularly Moorish Spain, is illustrated in this book. It shows how it acted as an influence for designers and architects in the 19th and 20th centuries in Europe and America. The 19th century search for styles of architecture and design often involved the exotic. There were strong links to the Orientalist ideas of artist and writers, and these found their way through the work of architects and designers into interiors and facades for many types o... View more info

DAQUIN - Identites Textiles No. 3 4 Novembre 1983 - 8 Mars 1984

By: Daquin, Pierre ; Jean Coural ; Michel Thomas

Price: $19.94

Publisher: Beauvais, Gallerie Nationale de la Tapisserie et d'Art Textile: 1983

Seller ID: 41264

Condition: Near Fine


36 pages; Clean and tight in original pictorial wrappers. Exhibition catalogue. Illustrated with photographs of dozens of Daquin's textile works. OCLC: 32106356; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. View more info

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The World of Charles Ricketts

By: Darracott, Joseph

Price: $19.94

Publisher: New York, Methuen Publishing Ltd: 1980

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 42268

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


200 pages; Clean and tight in original black cloth binding in very nice bright clean dustjacket. From the flap: Charles Ricketts was a man of remarkable versatility. In the 1890s he ranked with Aubrey Beardsley as a powerful influence on book illustrators. In his work for the theatre he rivalled Edward Gordon Craig. As an art critic he was compared with his exact contemporary Roger Fry; as a connoisseur he could contest the views of Bernard Berenson. In The World of Charles Ricketts, Joseph Darracott explores and illustrates Ricketts's major areas of artistic commitment and considers his sign... View more info

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MAGYAR EGYHAZI GYUJTEMENYEK KINCSEI 1979 October - 1980 Januar

By: David, Katalin

Price: $14.94

Publisher: Budapest, Ipar-muveszeti Muzeum: 1981

Seller ID: 39942

Condition: Very Good+


Hungarian Edition; 30 pages; Clean and tight in original pictorial wrappers. Profusely illustrated in B&W. Former owner's blind stamp at rear. View more info

ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPTS - The JAMES A. DE ROTHSCHILD Collection at WADDESDON MANOR

By: Delaisse, L. M. J. ; J. Marrow & J. De Wit

Price: $84.94

Publisher: Office Du Livre: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 41535

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


46 colour plates, many b&w illus; 608 pages; This important collection formed at Waddesdon Manor by Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild, houses a selection of some of the best illuminated manuscripts produced at important publishing houses and workshops of the later Middle Ages. This volume includes descriptions, index and useful documentation and reference material. A FINE copy in Very Good Dust jacket in original slipcase. Book is large and heavy and will require extra postagefor international or priority. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its... View more info

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Etched Portrait of Francois Adrien Boieldieu from an Engraving by Dien after a Painting by Riesener

By: Dien, Claude-Marie-Francois ; Henri-François Riesener

Price: $19.94

Publisher: London, 1888

Seller ID: 41876

Condition: Very Good


Etching; 1 pages; Interesting 19th Century etching portraying Francois Adrien Boieldieu. Image measures 6 1/2" X 4 1/2" (14" x 11" matted). Clean sharp image, matted in white stock with clear mylar. François-Adrien Boieldieu was a French composer, born in 1775 In Rouen and died in 1834 In Varennes-Jarcy. Born under the ancien regime, Boieldieu gained fame during the Consulate and the Empire, was honored by the Bourbons and then ruined by the July Revolution. He was the principal French operatic composer during the first quarter of the 19th century. During the revolutionary... View more info

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COMMON SPACE 26.11.1993 - 20.12.1993

By: Dom Umenia

Price: $14.94

Publisher: Bratislava, Foyer Fakulty Architektury STU: 1993

Seller ID: 41425

Condition: Very Good


40 pages; Exhibition catalogue. Clean and tight in original printed wrappers. Colour photographs of the various works of textile art. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. View more info

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The Kreeger Collection [Cover title: The Collection of Mr. and Mrs. David Lloyd Kreeger]

By: Dorra, Henri ; [ Inscribed by the Kreegers]

Price: $64.94

Publisher: Washington D.C., (H. K. Press, for the Kreeger Collection): 1970

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 40804

Condition: Very Good


173 pages; Publisher's color pictorial wrappers. Faint cover stain (splash of coffee?), but still a very good example. With a wonderful inscription in blue ink on the half title leaf: "December 21, 1970 / For John and Margaret -- who have / done so much -- an so effectively -- / to enrich Washington in the things / that make life beautiful and meaningful -- / with our affection and admiration -- / [signed] Carmen and David." The donors, of course were Carmen and David Lloyd Kreeger. David Lloyd Kreeger [1909-1990] became president of GEICO in 1965. He was 43 years old before bu... View more info

Image for Hand Colored Engraved Portrait of Gilbert Charles Stuart engraved by Asher Brown Durand from Sarah Goodrich's original Miniature Portrait of Gilbert Charles Stuart, Painter of George Washington's Portrait

Hand Colored Engraved Portrait of Gilbert Charles Stuart engraved by Asher Brown Durand from Sarah Goodrich's original Miniature Portrait of Gilbert Charles Stuart, Painter of George Washington's Portrait

By: Durand, Asher Brown ; Sarah Goodrich

Price: $19.94

Publisher: Philadelphia, Robert E. Peterson & Co: 1853

Seller ID: 41883

Condition: Very Good


From The National Portrait Gallery of Distinguished Americans; 1 pages; Excellent 19th Century steel engraved portrait of Gilbert Charles Stuart engraved by Asher Brown Durand from Sarah Goodrich's original Miniature Portrait of Gilbert Charles Stuart, Painter of George Washington's Portrait. Image measures 6" X 4" (14" x 11" matted). Clean sharp nicely colored image, matted in white stock with clear mylar. Gilbert Charles Stuart (1755 – 1828) was an American painter from Rhode Island considered one of America's foremost portrait painters. He is best known work for his ... View more info

HISTOIRE DE J. Mc N. WHISTLER et de son oeuvre

By: Duret, Theodore

Price: $14.94

Publisher: Paris, H. Floury: 1914

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 41077

Condition: Very Good


155 pages; Publisher's light brown stiff wrappers, printed in brown. Slightly shaken in wrappers, some light soiling to wrapper, and a faint owner's signature. There is a repair to a portion of the bottom end of the spine. The original publisher's wrappers were designed in keeping with Whistler's own distinctive ideas of book design, including a vignette of his famous butterfly emblem-signature. Théodore Duret was a critic and journalist, who played an important role in the career of the Impressionsts, and was particularly friendly to Whistler. Duret's biography was first published in 1904. ... View more info

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Krystyna Dyrda-Kortyka - Granice Swiatow Kompozycje Tkackie i z Papieru

By: Dyrda-Kortyka, Krystyna

Price: $14.94

Publisher: Lodz, Centralne Muzeum Wlokiennictwa: 2006

Seller ID: 39796

Condition: Very Good


12 pages; Former owner's blind stamp on rear wrapper, tiny chip at lower corner of front wrapper. Eight colour illustrations of the artist's work, printed on stiff polished card stock. OCLC: 839063520; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. View more info

PRE-COLUMBIAN ART JANUARY 10 - FEBRUARY 1, 1953 The Native Art of America before the Conquest

By: Ekholm, Gordon F.

Price: $19.94

Publisher: Palm Beach, Society of the Four Arts: 1953

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 40430

Condition: Very Good


24 pages; An 24 page exhibition catalogue for the show Pre-Columbian Art - The native art of America before the Conquest. Original stiff brown wrappers with photograph of a Totonac sculpture mounted on front wrapper. Illustrated with photographs of eight additional objects on 7 plates. Two page map showing distribution of archeological sites. OCLC: 80245479; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. View more info

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KUTOMA MALLEJA / MONSTER for VAVNAD w/ Patterns and Thread Sample Cards

By: Eklund, Ingegerd ; Aino Keinanen Baeckman

Price: $64.94

Publisher: Porvoo, Finland, Werner Soderstrom: 1912

Seller ID: 41407

Condition: Very Good


Decoratively printed on heavy cardstock portfolio measuring 9 3/8" by 12" containing twelve (12) large folded textile patterns. Stamp on outer flap of portfolio "Printed in Finland." Small booksellers label "Craft & Hobby Books / 640 Grace St. / Monterey, Calif." Two printed sheets laid-in: a list of the patterns (in Finnish on obverse and Swedish on recto) and a color chart (to which the patterns are keyed). In addition there are two thread cards laid in - one with thirty (30) samples of a more fine gage thread (silk or cotton) and the other with forty-seven (47) sa... View more info

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OLD BRIDGES OF FRANCE A Series of Historical Examples from Roman Times to the End of the XVIIIth Century with an Explanatory and Descriptive Text

By: Emerson, William ; Georges Gromort

Price: $249.94

Publisher: New York, Press of the American Institute of Architects: 1925

Seller ID: 39464

Condition: Very Good+


[iv], 124, [2] pages; Contents clean and tight, binding worn at base of spine with a few chips and scrapes to red leather spine labels. Cream buckram lightly dust soiled. This is #263 of a Limited, Numbered Edition only 1000 copies. Preface, in French and English, by M. Victor Laloux, Membre de l'Institute. Remainder of text is in English. Illustrated with 24 Reproductions in Color from the Original Watercolors by Pierre Vignal which are mounted on heavy stock, 35 Black and White Drawings by Louis C. Rosenberg & Samuel Chamberlain, 44 Measured Drawings, Photographs, Diagrams and Maps. This... View more info

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Equestrian Group substituted for the Ascot Gold Cup

By: Engleheart, T. S. ; (sculptor)

Price: $14.94

Publisher: London, Pittman: 1836

Seller ID: 41860

Condition: Very Good


from Sporting Magazine, Volume 88; 1 pages; from Sporting Magazine, Volume 88, page 192, 1836. Image measures about 4 1/2" x 7 1/2" (14" x 11" matted). Matted in white stock with clear mylar. T.S. Engleheart, sculptor, published by Pittman, Warwick Square, London. "Equestrian Group substituted for the Ascot Gold Cup, won by His Lordship's Touchstone, at the present meeting; to which we have added the Winners of the Cup since 1828, and the Winner's of the King's Plates from their first establishment. This splendid trophy is supposed to represent two ancient Ro... View more info

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The Parthenon: Restoration of Northwestern Entablature [Polychrome Print]

By: Fenger, L

Price: $14.94

Publisher: New York, Fortune: 1932

Seller ID: 39624

Condition: Very Good


This 1932 color print measures approximately 11 x 14 inches; image size 9 x 11 inches. The print is credited to L. Fenger "From 'Dorische Polychromie' at the lower left corner with a caption at the bottom of the page which reads: "The Parthenon: Restoration of Northwestern Entablature," extracted from Fortune, January 1932. Printing on verso. View more info

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THE WORK OF EDVARD MUNCH From the Collection of Mr. & Mrs. Lionel C. Epstei

By: Fern, Allen ; Jane Van Nimmen

Price: $12.94

Publisher: Washington, DC, Phillips Collection: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 39915

Condition: Near Fine


48 pages; Clean and tight in original bright red pictorial wrappers. Catalog Notes by Jane van Nimmen. Illustrated with 39 black & white reproductions of works by Munch. View more info

TURKISH RUGS FROM PRIVATE COLLECTIONS Sept. 25 through Dec. 30, 1973

By: Fertig, Barbara C

Price: $14.94

Publisher: Washington, Textile Museum: 1973

Seller ID: 41185

Condition: Very Good


16 pages; Descriptive text and 38 b&w illustrations. Stapled wrappers. B&W reproductions of 39 rugs in the exhibition. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. View more info

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LENCSES IDA - PRIMER TEKERCS / PRIMARY SCROLLS

By: Fitz, Peter; Lencses Ida

Price: $24.94

Publisher: Budapest, Szines Technika: 2001

Seller ID: 40449

ISBN: 9636400466

Condition: Very Good


Illustrated catalogue of an exhibition of artwork by this innovative Hungarian artist. Text and legends in English and Hungarian with 42 full page illustrations, most in colour. Multi-media works including fabric, tapestry, paint, metal, etc. Many of her notable triangular pieces represented. Blind stamp of former owner on tp & last page, ink note ("2008 Gift") at inner margin of third page, otherwise fine condition in original pictorial glossy boards. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a ... View more info