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Image for I MARMI DEL CARSO TRIESTINO / The Marbles of Carso Triestino

I MARMI DEL CARSO TRIESTINO / The Marbles of Carso Triestino

By: Cucchi, Franco ; e Santo Gerdol

Price: $29.94

Publisher: Trieste, Camera di commercio industria artigianato e agricoltura: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 41360

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


Red cloth tall quarto. Text in Italian and English. The Marbles of Carso Triestino beautifully documents the history and activities of the Trieste Carso marble quarries. The text comprises two major sections -- one examining the historical and architectural activities; and the other discussing the technical and commercial aspects of the marble quarries. Profusely illustrated with colour and b/w photographs and drawings. Contributing authors include Luisa Bertacchi, Sergio De Pauli, Rosella Fabiani Padovini, Paola Lopreato, Franca Maselli Scotti, Gino Pavan, Marco Pozzetto, Riccardo Sisto. Phot... View more info

Image for DESIGN FOR THEATRE  Stratford Festival 1954-1990

DESIGN FOR THEATRE Stratford Festival 1954-1990

By: Cuno, James

Price: $9.94

Publisher: Hood Museum of Art: 1990

Seller ID: 39825

ISBN: 0944722067

Condition: Near Fine


102 pages; Former owner's blindstamp at bottom of titlepage, otherwise clean and tight in original stiff pictorial wrappers. View more info

Image for CHINESE EXPORT PORCELAIN  A Loan Exhibition from New Jersey Collections

CHINESE EXPORT PORCELAIN A Loan Exhibition from New Jersey Collections

By: Curtis, Phillip H.

Price: $14.94

Publisher: The Newark Museum: 1979

Seller ID: 39632

Condition: Near Fine


50 pages; Clean and tight in original printed wrappers. Interesting exhibition catalogue illustrated with many b&w photographs of porcelain pieces. View more info

Image for Ornamenti selis k`sovilze [dust jacket title] Ornament l'nianykh tkanei

Ornamenti selis k`sovilze [dust jacket title] Ornament l'nianykh tkanei

By: C`ac`asvili, G. A. ; & I. V. Ruxaze

Price: $39.94

Publisher: T`bilisi [Georgia], Sabc`ot`a Sak`art`velo: 1964

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 39827

Condition: Very Good


[16] pages; Publisher's stiff green wrappers, with pictorial printed dust jacket. A rare publication related to the VIIème Congrès International des Sciences Ethnologiques et Anthropologiques. The identity as a conference publication is covered on the first leaf, preceding the title page: "Javaxisvili sax. istoriis instituti S. Janasias sax. sak`art`velos saxelmcip`o muzeumi./ On leaf preceding t.p.: Et`nograp`iul da ant`ropologiur mec`nierebat`a VII saert`asoriso kongresisat vis. K VII Mezhdunarodnomu kongressu etnograficheskikh i antropologicheskikh nauk. Au VIIème Congrès Interna... View more info

Image for Storia Del Teatro Drammatico - Volume  IV only Parte Quinta: Il Teatro Contemporaneo + Teatri Orientali

Storia Del Teatro Drammatico - Volume IV only Parte Quinta: Il Teatro Contemporaneo + Teatri Orientali

By: D'Amico, Silvio

Price: $19.94

Publisher: Milano, Rizzoli & C. Editori: 1939

Seller ID: 41821

Condition: Very Good


509 pages; Clean and tight in original blue cloth binding with gilt lettering at spine and front cover. Colour frontispiece, profusely illustrated throughout. View more info

The Museum of Primitive Art SELECTED WORKS FOUR Art of Ancient Peru, Selected Work from the Collection

By: D'Harnoncourt, Rene

Price: $14.94

Publisher: New York, Museum of Primitive Art: 1958

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 41968

Condition: Very Good


32 pages; Clean and secure in original decorative wrappers. Illustrated with 31 b&w photographs of pieces from the exhibition, including sculpture, scepters, a funerary mask and textiles. OCLC: 929446498 View more info

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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: $19.94

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

Image for MAGYAR EGYHAZI GYUJTEMENYEK KINCSEI   1979 October - 1980 Januar

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: $99.94

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

Image for GEORGE WASHINGTON'S CHINAWARE

GEORGE WASHINGTON'S CHINAWARE

By: Detweiller, Susan Gray ; Christine Meadows ; [ SIGNED ]

Price: $14.94

Publisher: New York, Harry N Abrams: 1982

Seller ID: 41385

ISBN: 0810917793

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Autograph; 244 pages; Clean and tight in original cloth binding in bright nice pictorial dustjacket. Inscribed by the author of the Prologue and Epilogue to Adlumia Hagnar, vice regent for Washington of the Mount Vernon Ladies Association.; Signed by One Author; 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

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

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

Image for COMMON SPACE 26.11.1993 - 20.12.1993

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

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

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

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

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

Defeat of Vasques d'Ayllon by the Chicoreans [ Hand-colored steel engraving ]

By: Eastman, Seth ; (artist) ; R. Hinshelwood (engraver) ; Henry Rowe Schoolcraft

Price: $24.94

Publisher: Philadelphia, Lippincott, Granbo & Co.: 1853

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 41901

Condition: Very Good


Steel Engraving; 1 pages; Dramatic 19th century hand-colored steel engraving of Vázquez de Ayllón and his men battling the Chicorean Indians on the coast of the American southeast in 1526. Image measures 8" X 5 1/2" (14" x 11" matted). Matted in white stock with clear mylar. A sharp clear engraving, skillfully hand-coloured. This engraving is from Henry Rowe Schoolcraft's Historical and Statistical Information Respecting the History, Condition, and Prospects of the Indian Tribes of the United States, Vol 3., 1853. Lucas Vázquez de Ayllón (c. 1475 - 1526) was a Spanis... View more info