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Image for ART AT AUCTION : The Year at Sotheby's & Parke-Bernet 1971-72 (Two Hundred and Thirty-Eighth Season)

ART AT AUCTION : The Year at Sotheby's & Parke-Bernet 1971-72 (Two Hundred and Thirty-Eighth Season)

By: N/A

Price: $30.08

Publisher: London, Thames and Hudson: 1972

Seller ID: 009993


448pp., colour and b/white plates throughout. Illustrated endpapers. Book clean, square. Spine firm, white title there-on. Plain yellow boards negligibly edge-rubbed only. Leaves clean. Illustrated (a selection of objects sold at Sotheby's, Belgravia), loose-plastic protected dustjacket has two short, closed tears to lower edge, small areas of surface abrasion and a degree of sunning to spine (title legible). " . . . a guide to the most important and interesting work... View more info

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LOUVRE VISITOR'S GUIDE (English Edition)

By: Bayle, Francoise

Price: $15.04

Publisher: France, Artlys: 2000

Edition: English

Seller ID: 013063


103pp., colour-plate illustrations throughout. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Colour-illustrated card wrapper lightly creased and scuffed. Textblock unmarked. In this visitor's guide to the Louvre Museum, the reader is presented with an array of the best art, antiquities, paintings, graphic arts, sculpture and objets d'art the museum has to offer . . . Contents include: Prelims., Eight Centuries of History, Plans, Oriental Antiquities, ditto Egyptian/Greek/Etruscan/R... View more info

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SWAROVSKI : The Magic of Crystal

By: Becker, Vivienne

Price: $31.02

Publisher: New York, Harry Abrams Publishers: 1995

Edition: First U.S. Edition

Seller ID: 007811


158pp., illustrated throughout with exquisite colour plates, supported by b/white halftones and line-drawings. Book clean and square. Vivid silver title over spine. Blindstamp decoration over lightly bumped original black cloth boards. Leaves clean and unmarked. Illustrated, French-fold dustjacket mildly scuffed and shelfworn only. In celebration of the world-leading Swarovski company centenary, this is a broad-ranging history of a company that produces tens of millions ... View more info

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HORROR COMICS: The Illustrated History

By: Benton, Mike

Price: $59.95

Publisher: Dallas, Texas, TAylor Publishing: 1991

Edition: First Edition, 1st Impression

Seller ID: 002702


144pp. Colour Illustrated throughout, a diverse selection of comic covers [and text]. Book clean, square. Spine firm, silver title there-on. Leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket lightly edgeworn, minimal area of faint damp-stain [not affecting front] on reverse (inner side) of front flap and upper front panel corner. No 1. in 'The Taylor History Of Comics' series, contents include: 12 chapters, viz: Origins of the horror comic book, Horror comics... View more info

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JOHN BLY'S ANTIQUES MASTERCLASS : Dating and Identifying your Period Pieces

By: Bly, John

Price: $27.32

Publisher: London, Miller's (Mitchell Beazley): 2005

Edition: First U.K. Edition

Seller ID: 011487


256pp., colour and b/white illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket minimally edge-creased only. From the jacket flap: "The book is divided into periods of significant development in the arts and in society in general, and within each of these periods the main antiques categories are explored (furniture, silver, glass, metalware, porcelain, etc.). Key shapes, styles, m... View more info

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THE DECORATIVE ART OF ARABIA

By: D'Avennes, Prisse. Text by Bourgoin, Jules

Price: $31.88

Publisher: New York, Portland House: 1989

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 010347


18pp. (text), plus 109 recto-page, colour and b/white plates. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Plain black boards undamaged. An in-production vertical line to one rear blank page, and one rear plate caption page, (does not affect plates), soft indentation to upper corner margin of a small section of rear leaves, else leaves clean and unmarked. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket has two repaired, closed tears, soft crease, minimal surface ... View more info

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THE BEST OF PAINTED FURNITURE

By: de Dampierre, Florence

Price: $23.50

Publisher: London, Weidenfeld and Nicolson: 1987

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 013052


200pp., colour, and b/white halftone plate illustrations throughout. Book clean and square. Vivid silver title over firm spine. Blind-stamped title over undamaged blue cloth boards, very slightly faded on head.Textblock unmarked. Colour, photographically-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket mildly edgeworn and bumped only. The author, a specialist in the field of antique painted furniture, explores the history of the current uses of some of the most beautiful ... View more info

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THE LURE OF AMATEUR COLLECTING

By: Dexter, George Blake

Price: $32.90

Publisher: London, Hutchinson & Co.: 1924

Edition: First U.K.

Seller ID: 008786


xi, + 189pp., b/white halftone plate frontispiece, plus like, unpaginated plates throughout (all called-for plates extant and attached). Book clean and square. Printed title label (undamaged) affixed to mildly bumped quarter-cloth spine. Plain grey boards trivially bumped. Text-block randomly splotched and foxed, mainly on margins and edges. Printed, illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket nipped and edgeworn. The author, an American, spent many years travelli... View more info

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DISCOVERING ROYAL DOULTON

By: Doulton, Michael

Price: $37.60

Publisher: Shrewbury, U.K., Swan Hill Press (Airlife Publishing): 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012620


144pp., beautifully-illustrated throughout: mostly colour plates, with several b/white halftone plates. Book clean and square. Spine firm, bright gilt title there-on. Plain blue boards undamaged. Textblock pristine. Colour-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket lightly edgeworn only. "In this book Michael Doulton discusses not only antique and contemporary china made by the company, but also the intricate modelling and making of various pieces . . . " Co... View more info

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COLLECTOR'S GUIDE TO BUYING ANTIQUE SILVER

By: Feild, Rachael

Price: $15.04

Publisher: London, Greenwich Publications: 1998

Edition: 1st Thus

Seller ID: 003167


175pp., intext, b/white halftone and line-drawn illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Montage-style, illustrated gloss boards undamaged. Identically-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket nominally edgeworn only. Designed with the buyer in mind, covering forty-eight specific styles, with Introductory histories, Period construction, Contemporary variations, Tell-tale signs of reproduction, Price bands, Glossary and Biblio., and I... View more info

DOLL CLASSICS

By: Foulke, Jan

Price: $27.32

Publisher: Cumberland, Maryland, U.S.A., Hobby House Press: 1987

Edition: 2nd Impression

Seller ID: 004935


208pp., numerous, intext full-colour and b/white halftone plate illustrations throughout, all of the subject discussed. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Gilt titles. Leaves clean. Pictorially-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket mildly edgeworn, bumped, and has a small abraded spot on front panel. Combining the photographic expertise of her husband, Howard, and her vast authoritative knowledge on the subject of antique and collectible dolls, Jan Foulke prese... View more info

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MILLER'S COLLECTING FASHION & ACCESSORIES

By: Harris, Carol

Price: $16.45

Publisher: London, Miller (Octopus Publishing): 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 006813


160pp., illustrated endpapers, full-colour plates, and sepia halftones, throughout. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over firm spine. Yellow boards undamaged. Leaves pristine. Illustrated dustjacket has forme-cut flaps, and is unmarked. Packed with essential collecting tips and with a price range for every item shown, it " . . . is a fascinating review for dedicated followers and collectors of fashion alike." Contents include: Prelims., Intro., Chronology... View more info

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ENGLISH WATCHES. Victoria and Albert Museum

By: Hayward, J.F.

Price: $13.16

Publisher: London, Her Majesty's Stationary Office: 1969

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 012677


(iii), + 14pp., plus (63). Unpaginated b/white halftone plate illustrated section. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Illustrated card wrapper lightly edgeworn and soiled. Textblock unmarked. The watches illustrated in this handbook represent over a century (read 1969) of collecting on the part of the Victoria and Albert Museum. It contains a brief survey of the history of watch-making in England, followed by a catalogue 'raissonee' of the more important English watches ... View more info

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COLLECTING : The Passionate Pastime

By: Johnston, Susanna, and Beddow, Tim

Price: $24.05

Publisher: New York, Harper & Row: 1986

Edition: First U.S. Edition

Seller ID: 007916


136pp., colour-plate frontispiece, plus like plates throughout, several dedicated to each featured collector. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title on nominally bumped spine. Plain ochre boards trivially bumped only. Leaves unmarked. Pictorially-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket lightly edgeworn only. A collectomaniac's delight, this book features 29 collectors and collections, diverse and interesting all, from around Britain. Featured collections (after... View more info

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THE GRAMMAR OF CHINESE ORNAMENT Selected from Objects in the South Kensington Museum and Other Collections

By: Jones, Owen

Price: $38.25

Publisher: New York, Portland House: 1987

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 010346


15pp.(text), plus one hundred unpaginated recto-page colour plates. Book clean. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Plain blue boards have a light bump to upper foredge corners. Leaves clean. Illustrated, unclipped, loose-plastic protected dustjacket has a 2.5 cm. closed tear to upper front panel (near spine), small area of surface striation and sticker ghost to front panel, negligible edgewear. " . . . contains 100 color plates showing decorations from painted vases, b... View more info

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AN ENCYCLOPEDIA OF SOFAS

By: King, Constance

Price: $15.48

Publisher: London, The Apple Press: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 006423


127pp., colour plate illustrations, throughout. Book clean. Spine firm, nominally cocked. Leaves clean. Boards trivially bumped only. Pictorially-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket mildly edgeworn only. Chronicling the development of the sofa from Pharaonic Egypt to the late 20th century America and Europe, this book is highly informative and lavishly illustrated. With almost 200 photographs, each with descriptive caption, contents, arranged chronologically,... View more info

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THE ROGOWSKI COLLECTION

By: Leonard Joel

Price: $31.02

Publisher: South Yarra, Victoria, Australia, Leonard Joel: 1998

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 008437


183pp., colour photographic illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm, bright gilt title there-on. Gilt title and auctioneer insignia to front and rear of undamaged plain blue boards. Attached ribbon bookmark. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket mildly edgeworn at head, negligibly scuffed. Bound auction catalogue for the estate of Danuta and Ted Rogowski, European post-war immigrants who left behind in their private collection "some of the ... View more info

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ART DECO PAPER DOLL WARDROBE 1920-1939

By: Meehan, Norma Lu

Price: $18.17

Publisher: Grantsville, Maryland, U.S.A., Hobby House Press, Inc: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 007724


3 paper dolls with 12 (ready to) cut-out costumes, plus wardrobe, table, sculpture and 1928 Studebaker President. Book clean, square. Staples clean and firm. Leaves clean, and un-cut. Art-illustrated card wrapper nominally edgeworn only, plus small, soft crease near spine fold. This, the third book in a series by illustrator Norma Lu Meehan (previous issues being 'The Victorian Paper Doll Wardrobe', and 'The Edwardian Paper Doll Wardrobe') features authentic gowns from t... View more info

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PHAIDON GUIDE TO GLASS

By: Mehlman, Felice

Price: $17.03

Publisher: Oxford, U.K., Phaidon Press: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001012


256pp., 120 colour/120 b/w photographic illustrations, 95 line drawings throughout. Book square, spine firm, binding tight. Minimal shelf wear to lower boards. Silver titles to spine. Loose-plastic protected, illustrated dustjacket [not price-clipped] has surface scuffing to rear panel, and indentations, otherwise minimal scuffing. Leaves clean and unmarked, minor tanning to edges. One of a series of Phaidon authoritative compact guides. Contents include: Preface, Introd... View more info

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MILLER'S COLLECTORS CARS PRICE GUIDE 1994-1995 (Volume IV)

By: Miller, Martin and Judith (General Editor: Robert Murfin)

Price: $22.75

Publisher: Kent, England, Miller's Publications: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 008409


352pp., colour and b/white photographic illustrations throughout. Book clean. Spine firm, slightly canted. Gloss boards have negligible bump to lower edge, otherwise undamaged. Leaves clean and unmarked. Minor tape stains to pastedowns. Illustrated, (removable) plastic covered dustjacket mildly creased at rear. Foreword by Lord Montagu of Beaulieu. Numerous contents include: How to Use this Book, State of the Market, Registering or Importing a Classic Car, A-Z listing of... View more info