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    Course: Crystals, Gem Essences, Energy Healing Mother Mary
    *PLEASE READ ENTIRE DESCRIPTION! Crystals recipes and essential oils of The Blessed Mother, Virgin Mary along with a special way to pray the 11 prayers included. (see table of contents) Alter your energy and change your life now! The unique Empowerment Sessions, and crystal healing recipes will award you a karma cleansing fresh start and the ability to rapidly manifest the life you desire. Trademarked Empowerment Sessions Techniques (EST's), used in specific sequences, will alter and fine-tune your energy, or the energetic frequencies of a situation or place. Instructions to complete several methods of continued energy delivery (after a completed session) include: bath oils, perfume oils, aura and room sprays, elixir's, prayer boxes and intentions lockets. You do not need to use the crystals, since the empowerment session techniques are so powerful on their own. YOU MAY TEACH THIS COURSE too - SEE THE TERMS AND CONDITION BELOW YOU WILL RECEIVE A BEAUTIFUL CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION sent via 1st class mail PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS AN E-BOOK COURSE. IT WILL BE SENT AS A WORD DOCUMENT - *Make sure you can open the file on your computer before purchasing. Contents: Welcome to: Crystal Energy Healing and Empowerment Sessions with the Blessed Mother Mary, Queen of Angels … i Terms and Conditions part 1 …ii Terms and Conditions of Use part 2 - Disclaimer … iii Pray a New Way … 1 Increase the Power of Prayer Crystal Recipe … 2 Manifesting the Life you Desire … 3 Your New Life Begins Now… 7 Preparing the Crystals … 7 The indirect Technique for Safe Gem Essences … 8 Start Empowering Yourself Now … 8 Empowerment Session Steps …10 Empowerment Session Methods of Continued Energy Delivery … 13 Pick a Session: Basic, Standard or Expanded … 18 Prayers to Mother Mary, Queen of Angels … 21 Meet Mother Mary Essence Healing Hands; Full Faith; Fresh Start; Bless Me with a Child; Surrender; Leap of Faith; Home Blessing; and Ask and You Shall Receive to Jesus Christ. ----------------- - for personal use ONLY. You may teach this course providing you agree to the terms and conditions of use as described as follows:TERMS and CONDITIONS of USE: You CANNOT re-distribute ANY of this information or material, either in writing or electronically, or teach this course without purchasing the rights to do so as follows: For those interested in teaching: this course must be presented as a Certification Program to all students. I will supply all signed Certificates at the cost of $35 per certificate. For larger classes, over 10 students, the certificate price is $32. *Diane Fallacara, M.Sc. is the only person that holds all the rights to supply Certificates and give permission to teach this course. Please email Diane BEFORE you teach a class and give her an approximate number of students you will be teaching. You must use all of this material as presented, and photocopy it for handouts, (including the terms and conditions and disclaimers), that is providing you contact Diane PRIOR to teaching the class and all the terms are agreed upon by you both. Once you have contacted Diane, and the training has been completed, she need the full name and mailing address of each student (we will NOT use or sell this information). The certificates will be sent via 1st class mail within 3 business days. We will mail the certificates directly to you at no additional cost, or directly to each US student at an additional $5 per certificate to cover postage and envelopes - whichever you prefer. Diane teaches this course and charges an average of $150 per student, including the certificate and a few basic supplies, such as a dropper bottle or perfume atomizer and small funnel, to make one essence at home. Depending upon where you live, the training fee should be $85 on the very low end, and $199 on the high end. Any Questions? contact us and put EMPOWERMENT SESSION COURSE in the subject line. PLEASE NOTE: The author of this book disclaims any liabilities for loss in connection with following any of the exercises, techniques, practices and advice contained herein. This book is not intended as a substitute for the medical advice of physicians or professional legal counsel. The reader should regularly consult a physician in matters relating to his/her health and particularly with respect to any symptoms that may require diagnosis or medical attention. The instructions and advice printed in this book are not in any way intended as a substitute for medical, mental, emotional or legal counseling with a licensed healthcare or legal provider. Results are not guaranteed. *By using the information and techniques in this course you are agreeing to all of the terms and conditions of use, and agree that you fully understand this entire disclaimer. If you do not agree with, or understand any of these terms and conditions and/or the disclaimer, you may not use any of the material, techniques and information presented.
  • Price: $120.88
    Certificate Course Archangel Crystal Energy Healing Empower
    *Please read the entire description* Energy healing Empowerment Session Techniques (EST's) will dramatically amplify and fine-tune your personal power as well as alter the energetic frequencies of places and situations. The Empowerment Sessions are used in specific sequences and begin shifting your energy on day one. Crystal, gemstones and essential oils that resonate with these 15 Archangels: ARIEL, AZRIEL, CHAMUEL, GABRIEL, HANIEL, JEREMIEL, JOPHIEL, METATRON, MICHAEL, RAGUEL, RAPHAEL (INCLUDING A HEALING PRAYER), RAZIEL, SANDALPHON, URIEL and ZADKIEL. Plus 2 recipe's : Increase the power of prayer and increase your personal power. Also essential oil blends * 11 powerful prayers that may be directed to any Archangel or Ascended Master of choice, plus a new way to pray with these prayers. * Directions to make energy infused bath essence, perfume oil, elixir's, prayer boxes, intentions lockets and more, while performing an Empowerment Session. =========== The course is for personal use *OR* You may teach this course providing you agree to the terms and conditions of use as described as follows:TERMS and CONDITIONS of USE: You CANNOT re-distribute ANY of this information or material, either in writing or electronically, or teach this course without purchasing the rights to do so as follows: For those interested in teaching: this course must be presented as a Certification Program to all students. The Author will supply all signed Certificates at the cost of $35 per certificate. For larger classes, over 10 students, the certificate price is $32. *Diane Fallacara, M.Sc. is the only person that holds all the rights to supply Certificates and give permission to teach this course. Please email Diane BEFORE you teach a class and give me an approximate number of students you will be teaching. You must use all of this material as presented,(a word doc. file will be emailed for ease of use) and photocopy it for handouts, (including all the terms and conditions and disclaimers), that is providing you contact Diane PRIOR to teaching the class and all the terms are agreed upon by us both. Once you have contacted Diane, and the training has been completed, she needs the full name and mailing address of each student (we will NOT use or sell this information. It is strictly to keep track of who has been certified). The certificates will be sent via 1st class mail within 3 business days after payment has been made for each certificate. We will mail the certificates directly to you at no additional cost, or directly to each student at an additional $5 per certificate to cover postage and envelopes - whichever you prefer. All contact information, including telephone numbers, can be found at the end of this book. Diane teaches this course and charges an average of $150 per student, including the certificate and a few basic supplies, such as a dropper bottle or perfume atomizer and small funnel, to make one essence at home. Depending upon where you live, the training fee should be $85 on the very low end, and $199 on the high end. Any Questions? contact us and put EMPOWERMENT SESSION COURSE in the subject line. PLEASE NOTE: The author of this book disclaims any liabilities for loss in connection with following any of the exercises, techniques, practices and advice contained herein. This book is not intended as a substitute for the medical advice of physicians or professional legal counsel. The reader should regularly consult a physician in matters relating to his/her health and particularly with respect to any symptoms that may require diagnosis or medical attention. The instructions and advice printed in this book are not in any way intended as a substitute for medical, mental, emotional or legal counseling with a licensed healthcare or legal provider. Results are not guaranteed. *By using the information and techniques in this course you are agreeing to all of the terms and conditions of use, and agree that you fully understand this entire disclaimer. If you do not agree with, or understand any of these terms and conditions and/or the disclaimer, you may not use any of the material, techniques and information presented.
  • Price: $350.00
    The Bluejacket's Manual - United States Army 1902 - Reprint 1978
    1902 US Navy USN Bluejacket's Manual 1978 reprint. 3 7/8 X 5 3/4 softback with 304 pages - Envelope style cover. In excellent condition. The Bluejacket's Manual is the basic handbook for United States Navy personnel. First issued in 1902 to teach new recruits about naval procedures and life and offer a reference for active sailors, it has become the bible for Navy personnel, providing information about a wide range of Navy topics.
  • Price: $75.00
    Dictionary Of Portrait Painters In Britain Up To 1920
    Product Description To appreciate the phenomenon one only has to attend a standard auction sale of British paintings where as many as a third of the items are portraits. Moreover there are galleries devoted exclusively to portraiture in London, Edinburgh and Dublin - an indication of an enthusiasm for the subject unmatched anywhere else in the world. This seemingly unquenchable thirst for portraits of individuals, families and friends has meant that for over four hundred years, native-born portrait artists have been joined by their foreign-born colleagues, attracted to these isles by the vast number of commissions available. Yet, ironically, most general art historical dictionaries give scant coverage to the many men and women who specialised in what is arguably the most difficult of all subject matter to paint. Attention has been focused on court painters and a favoured few, rarely if ever on the full spectrum of the profession with its wealth of talent. This dictionary redresses the balance. Product Details Hardcover: 504 pages Publisher: Antique Collectors Club Dist (December 13, 2006) Language: English ISBN-10: 1851491732 ISBN-13: 978-1851491735 Product Dimensions: 11 x 8.8 x 1.7 inches Shipping Weight: 5.1 pounds
  • Price: $75.00
    Camille Faure: Limoges Art Deco Enamels By Alberto Shayo
    Provides an account of the art of enameling in Limoges, France. This almost dormant art form was taken to new and daring levels of design and execution during the Art Deco period (1920-30). Its most important and prolific studio was that of Camille Faur,. From painting street signs and billboards, Faur, moved on to enamels of the highest quality, mostly of vases. An avid clientele not only in France, but as far as Japan and Brazil welcomed his geometric and flowerform designs, with vibrant and shining colours. The studio continued to function until 1985, mostly as a family venture under different modes. Faur,'s personal life, art and studio are discussed, as well as illustrations of over 200 vases and other objects taken from museums and never-before-seen private collections worldwide.
  • Price: $99.00
    Webley Solid Frame Revolvers - Models Ric, Mp, And No. 5
    Reveals long rumored, but never before seen, Webley revolvers. Over 1400 images and throurough text. This book provides lots of information on the Webley revolvers.
  • Price: $99.50
    Dictionary Of Portrait Painters In Britain Up To 1920 By Brian Stewart
    Product Description Brand new book. To appreciate the phenomenon one only has to attend a standard auction sale of British paintings where as many as a third of the items are portraits. Moreover there are galleries devoted exclusively to portraiture in London, Edinburgh and Dublin - an indication of an enthusiasm for the subject unmatched anywhere else in the world. This seemingly unquenchable thirst for portraits of individuals, families and friends has meant that for over four hundred years, native-born portrait artists have been joined by their foreign-born colleagues, attracted to these isles by the vast number of commissions available. Yet, ironically, most general art historical dictionaries give scant coverage to the many men and women who specialized in what is arguably the most difficult of all subject matter to paint. Attention has been focused on court painters and a favored few, rarely if ever on the full spectrum of the profession with its wealth of talent. This dictionary redresses the balance. Hardcover: 504 pages Publisher: Antique Collectors Club Dist A/C (December 13, 2006) Language: English ISBN-10: 1851491732 ISBN-13: 978-1851491735 Product Dimensions: 11 x 8.8 x 1.7 inches Shipping Weight: 5.1 pounds
  • Price: $24.95
    The Collector's Encyclopedia Of Buttons
    This is the best introductory guide to the world of buttons available. Clothing buttons of the 1930s, '40s, and '50s have become very important to today's collectors and this book makes identifying them possible. More than 3,000 buttons, covering all periods, materials, and manufacturers, are pictured, identified, and priced with newly revised current-day values. Its encyclopedic format enables information to be quickly and easily found. 1967 - Revsied 4th edition
  • Price: $39.95
    100 New York Painters By Cynthia Maris Dantzic
    This stunning book is the long-awaited result of an extensive review of New York painters and their widely diverse works. It presents an overview of styles, mediums, subjects, even philosophies of art found in galleries, museums, and artists' studios of present-day New York, the oft-acknowledged Art Capital of the contemporary world. Although you may recognize the names and works of many, this company of 100 painters also features works by artists less celebrated, though no less deserving of attention. Expect to find recent works, as well as paintings from an earlier period of an artist's oeuvre -- as near as Kelynn Alder's Coney Island, painted specifically for this book, and as distant as George Tooker's iconic allegory, Subway, painted in 1950. Brief biographical sketches accompany each artist's work, providing insight into their emotional and philosophical connection with art as well as their schooling and accomplishments. Experience for yourself this visual feast showcasing the unique works of 100 gifted New York painters. This book is a must-have addition for the library of any art connoisseur and/or collector. Book Details ISBN: 0764325434 Size: 8 1/2 x 11 Illustrations: 408 color and 17 b/w photos Pages: 224 Binding: Hard Cover New Book
  • Price: $89.50
    The Kashmir Shawl
    Antique Collectors Club, England, 2004. Hard Cover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: Mint. 4to - over 9¾ - 12 tall. This book tells the full story of the Kashmir shawl, how it migrated to Europe in the 1800s and how the key pattern of the boteh evolved. With its beginnings under the Mughal emperors in Kashmir, the industry continued under Afghan rule, with an explosion of new designs during the Sikh period, until it fell into decline under the rule of the Dogra Rajahs. Frank Ames, a textile dealer himself, stresses the importance of the French connection in the nineteenth century and the cross-fertilisation of ideas engendered by the strong demands of European fashion whose love of the Oriental produced the rival Jacquard shawl. Changing fashions at the end of that century saw the demise of the shawl. The shawls are classified by stylistic period and an illustrated guide is included in the book to show the chronological development of designs. This will help the collector to date shawls more accurately as the boteh changes from a recognisable flower blossom to an abstract symbol. Reference Book. Bookseller Inventory # 10749
  • Price: $50.00
    Tiffany Desk Treasures - A Collector's Guide By George Kemeny & D. Miller
    Product Description This comprehensive reference provides a history of Tiffany the man and of the wonderful desk sets produced by Tiffany Studios and Tiffany Furnaces; describes each pattern; illustrate representative examples; and lists the hundreds of known pieces with model numbers and current price ranges. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Product Details Hardcover: 128 pages Publisher: Hudson Hills Press; 1 edition (April 25, 2002) Language: English ISBN-10: 1555952178 ISBN-13: 978-1555952174 Product Dimensions: 12.3 x 9.3 x 0.7 inches
  • Price: $39.95
    Mexican Popular Art By Wendy Scalzo
    Book Description This insightful study of traditional Mexican clothing is based on authentic dolls made by folk artists in Mexico. With over 550 color photographs, it is a beautiful and comprehensive review that relates customs, language, music, and folk arts to a blending that is wholly Mexican and now its national culture. Men's and women's regional clothing is explored, including serapes, sombreros, Colonial dress, skirts, and shawls. Dolls, period photographs, and adult clothes present a visual story tracing variations that clothing has undergone from decade to decade. Today, people in all walks of life will find this refreshing look at traditional Mexican attire to be fascinating and inspiring. Book Details: ISBN: 9780764328879 Size: 8 1/2 x 11 Illustrations: 370 color photos Pages: 208 Availability: Now Available - New book Binding: Hard Cover
  • Price: $75.00
    Netsuke By Mircea Leleanu
    Book Description Netsuke, the carved toggles used to fasten a small container to a kimono sash, made from ivory, wood, porcelain,and more, are among the most popular Asian antiques. Over 970 vivid images of netsuke are shown, representing Japanese life, customs, religion, professions, art, history, and legends. The netsukes are organized by subject, allowing readers to rapidly find those that interest them most. The succinct text introduces, defines, and describes the various types of netsukes and helps identify the subjects represented. Additionally, important evaluating tips are provided, along with a bibliography. This book is a must for anyone interested in Oriental art. Book Details ISBN: 9780764328473 Size: 8 1/2 x 11 Illustrations: 977 color photos Pages: 256 Binding: Hard Cover
  • Price: $76.00
    Asian Ivory
    Book Description Graceful okimono figures in many forms, dating from the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, are the primary focus of this book, while scholar's brush holders and wrist rests, cricket cages, card cases, match holders, sword hilts, and scabbards are also presented. Finely carved ivory from China and Japan is featured here, along with artist's signatures, in over 600 beautiful photos. An engaging text explores the history of the ivory trade from East to West, quoting nineteenth century European travelers' encounters with Japanese ivory carvers and merchants. Folk tales provide insight into many of the figural characters represented and beliefs they personify. This book will be treasured by all who enjoy finely crafted art. Book Details ISBN: 9780764327285 Size: 9 x 12 Illustrations: 618 color photos Pages: 288 Binding: Hard Cover
  • Price: $39.50
    High Fashion Handbags
    Book Description An essential part of the well dressed woman is her handbag. Here over 300 exquisite color photographs of handbags from the world's top fashion designers are brought together to vie for the attention of collectors, designers, and fashion gurus. See details of construction, designer logos, impeccable stitching, luxurious leathers and fabricated materials as components of high quality and high value luxury handbags in today's marketplace. Louis Vuitton, Judith Lieber, Fendi, Gucci, Chanel, Hermes, Roberta Di Camerino, Farragamo, Celine, Bottega Veneta, and more are all represented by many examples. Many designs are classics today, having survived competitive runway battles for a generation. Other designs are original, fresh, and challenging the classics for shelf space in boutiques and closets around the world. Read about some of the designers and savor the special handbags they carefully created. The designs are fun, elegant, and inspiring. Book Details ISBN: 9780764325083 Size: 11 x 8 1/2 - New Book Illustrations: 325 color photos Pages: 192 Author: Adrienne Astrolog & Nancy Schiffer Binding: Hard Cover
  • Price: $95.00
    The Heritage Of English Knives By David Hayden-wright
    Book Description This is the preeminent reference on antique English knives, written by one of Great Britain's most respected 20th century authorities on weaponry. The text contains much previously unknown historical information about cutlers and their art. Chapters and over 300 color photographs and hand-drawn illustrations cover the earliest history of Sheffield, England, a directory of 19th century cutlers' names, and many groups and types of knives, from the most humble penknife to magnificent exhibition pieces. The history of the famous American designed Bowie knife, manufactured extensively in Sheffield, is explained and amply illustrated. Discussions present multi-bladed sportsmen's pocket knives, farrier's, smoker's, quill knives, curiosities, and actual knives presented to King George IV in 1821. These appear along with a veritable kaliedoscope of craftsmanship. Quoting from the author's Acknowledgements, Sheffield's legacy is not just in the tangible dust-covered records or faded photographs rescued from destruction, but in the living art form of their craft that endures and remains the symbol of what was the centre of the cutlery world for well over a hundred years. Book Details ISBN: 9780764326936 Size: 9 x 12 Illustrations: 301 color + 20 b/w photos Pages: 336 Binding: Hard Cover
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    Double Barrel By Norbert Lkups
    Book Description The fascination of a traditionally built, double-barreled gun can scarcely fail to attract a passionate hunter. For one thing, there is the perfection of handiwork in making clean-shooting guns, but also the spirit that emanates from these weapons. The double-barreled gun is part of hunting, and when you hold an old English gun in your hand, your mind's eye almost automatically conjures up visions of elephants, buffalos, or lions, great antelopes in the African scrub or rain forest, even if you are just hunting deer or wild boar back home. With the detailed engraving, beautiful grain, checkered stocks, and high finishes of many double-barreled guns, they are ideal for your hunting or dreaming. This book presents the double-barrelled gun in 272 beautiful photos and clear informative text that will captivate a hunter's attention and inspire the sport. Book Details ISBN: 9780764327483 Size: 8 1/2 x 11 Illustrations: 272 illustrations Pages: 208 Binding: Hard Cover
  • Price: $79.50
    Asian Ivory By Jeffrey Snyder
    Book Description Graceful okimono figures in many forms, dating from the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, are the primary focus of this book, while scholar's brush holders and wrist rests, cricket cages, card cases, match holders, sword hilts, and scabbards are also presented. Finely carved ivory from China and Japan is featured here, along with artist's signatures, in over 600 beautiful photos. An engaging text explores the history of the ivory trade from East to West, quoting nineteenth century European travelers' encounters with Japanese ivory carvers and merchants. Folk tales provide insight into many of the figural characters represented and beliefs they personify. This book will be treasured by all who enjoy finely crafted art. Book Details ISBN: 9780764327285 Size: 9 x 12 Illustrations: 618 color photos Pages: 288 Availability: Now Available Binding: Hard Cover
  • Price: $49.95
    A World Of Antique Phonographs
    Enter the fascinating and beautiful world of antique phonographs. Brimming with visual delights, this volume boldly goes into the priceless collections of dedicated enthusiasts from around the globe, documenting the amazing rarities and charming curiosities of the phonograph. In this, their eighth collaboration for Schiffer Publishing, the award-winning authors have assembled over 400 full-color images of historic music machines, many never before photographed. The substantive text and captions add much previously unpublished information. Vibrant wood, shining brass, and fanciful decals are only the beginning. Wicker, glass, leather, gold leaf, and even seashells are to be found on some of the amazing antique phonographs within these pages. For those new to this field, a price guide, glossary, and bibliography are included. Advanced collectors will appreciate the wealth of newly-revealed details.
  • Price: $120.00
    Automatic Organs By Arthur W. J. G. Ord-hume - New Book
    Book Description The worldwide interest in automatic organs is larger now than ever before. From delicate and musically sublime little organs contained in musical clocks of the type Mozart and Haydn composed music for, through to enormous and loud dancehall and street organs, the genre exists to please everybody and to suit all tastes. This comprehensive, yet delightful and easy-to-read, reference unlocks the mysteries of mechanical versions of the King of Instruments and its smaller counterparts. 79 color and 538 black and white photos display examples from 18 chapters and six Appendices that specify how automatic pipe organs work, Italian water garden organs, barrel organs, orchestrions, and street and showground organs, as well as automatic organs of the 21st century and more. The list of makers, distributors, and inventors the world over has never been available before. Now musicians, instrument collectors, owners, museums, and grateful audiences can explore the how, where, and why of these charming entertainers. The valuation and price guide includes a thoughtful discussion of the market and its variables. Book Details ISBN: 076432568X Size: 8 1/2 x 11 Illustrations: 79 color and 538 B/W photos Pages: 480
  • Price: $49.50
    A Passion For Purses By Paula Higgins & Lori Blaser
    Book Description Women's purses are uniquely personal statements. Many antique beaded, textile, and leather purses have survived as treasured collectibles and new styles are fashion icons. This exquisite new book examines the passionate history, art, and design of antique, vintage, and contemporary purses in an informative and accessible format. Over 700 high quality purses were chosen from private collections, including Cora Ginsburg LLC, the premier dealer of antique textiles and costume in the United States. Many have never been published before, providing a fresh resource for collectors. Many pre-date 1860. Chapters cover the history of purses; pockets; misers; chatelaines; fabric, tapestry, and needlework purses; leather bags; dance, compact, and evening purses; wirework and mesh bags; beaded purses; tortoiseshell, shell, and ivory styles; souvenir and even plastic purses; and unique and very rare examples. Detail photos show particularly unusual features. A section on beaded purse repair, by Terri Lykins and the Antique Purse Collector's Society, offers tips and a new opportunity for collectors. Each caption provides detailed descriptions and current values, and the extensive bibliography gives many resources for further reading. New book
  • Price: $29.50
    Hooked Rugs Today By Amy Oxford , Photography By Cynthia Mcadoo
    The Green Mountain Rug Hooking Guild has done it again, bringing us another delightful book showcasing works from their latest exhibition. Their 2006 rug show featured over 900 wonderful rugs, of which half are presented here and half in a companion volume. Enjoy rugs made by featured artists Michele Micarelli and Emily K. Robertson, as well as rugs depicting people, landscapes, fruit, cabbage roses, flower baskets, holidays, geometric designs, and animals (including dogs, horses, chickens, roosters, rabbits, fish, and many others). Purses and handbags, pillows, footstools, a tea cozy, and a crown are just a few of the unusual and creative hooked pieces found in the book. From traditional to contemporary, the results are both exciting and surprising. As one rug show visitor put it, I never knew hooked rugs could look like THIS! With over 500 stunning color images, this book captures the beauty of hooked rugs and celebrates the widespread love of this age-old craft. New book ISBN: 0764326363 Size: 8 1/2 x 11 Illustrations: 502 color photos Pages: 160 Binding: Soft Cover
  • Price: $49.50
    California Revival By Carole Coates & Annie Dietz
    New Book, 8 1/2 x 11, 602 color photos, 256 pages, hard cover. The California Revival style of home design is a new movement, an indoor-outdoor design that uses vintage furnishings, art pottery, tile, paintings and decorative arts from California's Spanish Revival period of the 1920s to 1940s. Carole Coates and Annie Dietz take you inside ten real homes and share secrets from scores more, including top collections that demonstrate how to achieve this enlivening and color-saturated style. The book contains over 600 color images with detailed captions and an engaging text. See historic Malibu pottery, Catalina Island pottery and tile, Bauer pottery, Taylor tiles, Monterey furniture, San Jose Workshop murals from Texas, ironwork, paintings, textiles, and more. This friendly and individualized style can be adjusted to suit your personality and tastes whether your architecture is Ranch or Mexicana, Spanish Revival or Modern, Cabin or Lodge, Mission or European. You learn why this vintage California home decor is on the cutting edge with leading interior designers, museums, and collectors across the country.
  • Price: $39.95
    Art Decoscapes By Graham Abraham & Michael Wallace
    Whether you are a long time aficionado of Art Deco and 20th Century design or a novice collector, this book is a must for you. Its purpose is to explain how you can display and group items from your collection to their maximum visual advantage, regardless of whether that collection is large or small. Groupings by manufacturer, material, color, or function are all illustrated with over 120 stunning full color photographs, each with accompanying diagram to explain the techniques used in their composition. Over 1000 individual pieces are shown and fully described, including circa dates and current market values. These include furniture, lighting, pottery, glass, and a wide variety of decorative accessories that bring the Art Deco décor to life. The second half of the book provides a unique opportunity to go behind closed doors at the homes of private collectors and see how these display techniques have been used to incorporate Art Deco and 20th Century items into the interiors of today. ISBN: 0764326776 Size: 8 1/2 x 11 Illustrations: 120 color photos Pages: 256 Binding: Hard Cover
  • Price: $69.95
    100 Years Of Winchester Cartridge By Ray T. Giles New
    Covering the 100 years that Winchester and its predecessor companies, Volcanic Repeating Arms Co., and New Haven Arms Co., produced cartridges in New Haven, this is the first detailed study ever done on cartridge boxes from the era of the modem gun. Coverage includes all the calibers cataloged for every rifle model from 1856 to 1956. Drawing on never before seen company records and correspondence, as well as interviews with oldtime employees, the authors have unearthed a wealth of new and significant information on this under-researched, fast growing aspect of gun-related collectibles. With over 1,400 pictures, all in full color, this book also includes a Pricing Guide and a Rarity Guide. It is unlikely that the incredible number of varieties of Winchester cartridge boxes pictured will ever again be assembled for presentation to the collecting public. Whether you want to date your collectible box or determine which box would be appropriate as a contemporary display piece with your Winchester rifle, this is the book to own. Book Details ISBN: 0764325418 Size: 8 1/2 x 11 Illustrations: 1,400 color photos Pages: 352 Binding: Hard Cover
  • Price: $39.95
    Egyptian Revival Jewelry & Design Book - New By Dale Reeves Nicholls Etal
    Book Description Jewelry and decorative manufactured goods in Egyptian Revival style capitalized on public fascination resulting from the rediscovery of Egyptian monuments and artifacts in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Museum exhibitions, movies, and political events popularized Egyptian architectural designs throughout the world. This is the first book of its kind to focus on revival consumer goods inspired by the ancient culture, including jewelry. Over 400 color photographs and line drawings depict beautiful examples with symbols and images of Egyptian design. Bold colors of natural pigments created the pallets that modern manufacturers used. Images of sylized insects, hieroglyphics, sphinx, royal symbols, and geometric patterns are explored. The manufacturers are introduced with pertinent information that collectors will reference. A chronology of Egyptian history identifies the kingdoms and their relevant styles. This should be an important reference for designers, historians, and ornamental collectors alike. The values with the captions reflect the market today, and the glossary and index are useful for all.
  • Price: $29.95
    Dolls & Accessories 1910-1930's By Dian Zillner - New Softcover
    This important reference book includes over 520 photographs of dolls made from 1910 to the 1930s of bisque, celluloid, cloth, composition, metal, and wood. Dolls are pictured from the famous German companies of Kestner, Kämmer Gasoline Alley, Happy Hooligan, and Little Orphan Annie. Boudoir and pincushion (half) dolls, popular at that time, also appear. A selection of doll buggies, beds, chairs, dressers, trunks, stoves, cabinets, dishes, and other interesting doll accessories rounds out the book. Detailed descriptions, dating information, and current market values make this an invaluable guide. Doll collectors will treasure this book for many years to come.
  • Price: $35.00
    Paperweights Of The World By Monika Flemming - New 4th Edition - Revised
    Beautiful color photographs of over 1,000 paperweights bring to life the authors' passion for collecting these art treasures made of glass and crystal, color and imagination. Paperweights from the 1840s to the 1980s are displayed. The history, development, production techniques, and informative histories of the paperweight makers, glass studios, and independent artists are presented, along with hints for collectors. Museum information, a helpful bibliography, and tips for the care of paperweights round out this enjoyable book, which is packed with stunning artwork for those who love beautiful things.
  • Price: $29.95
    Architecture Of Old Mexico By Mary Martin & Tina Skinner
    More than 300 antique postcard images take readers through Mexico's streets and palaces, churches and courtyards. Architects, designers, and landscape professionals will find endless inspirations in this rich collection of images. Postcard collectors will appreciate this wealth of real photo postcard imagery, as well as artistic hand-tinting and color makeovers created for tourists and locals alike between 1905 through the 1940s. Stucco walls, Wooden doors, carved columns, and tiled fountains are among the many details that will delight and inspire.
  • Price: $39.95
    American Theaters By Joan Dillon & David Naylor
    Book Description American stage theaters are as diverse as the performances staged in them. Marvels of survival and revival, these robust structures are the special places where live performers and audience are suspended in a timeless aura of mystery, myth, and magic. Celebrate the history of theaters from the nineteenth century to present, with beautifully illustrated profiles of 40 of the finest still in operation around the United States. Leading us backstage and onstage, from lobby to loge, this book embraces the full spectrum of theater types and styles. David Naylor's breathtaking original photographs include stunning examples of early Eastern town hall opera houses, Midwest venues, and boomtown opera houses. They capture in splendid detail unique designs and character of revival halls and Chautauquas, simple community halls and library theaters, and ambitious Victorian playhouses, grand opera houses, and concert halls. Supplemented with state-by-state and chronological listings of over 200 more surviving nineteenth-century theaters, this book will surprise even the most dedicated theater buff with discoveries as well as old favorites. Book details: ISBN: 0764324918 Size: 8 1/2 x 11 Illustrations: 157 B/W & 36 color photos, 8 illustrations Pages: 256
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    Ironwork: Dynamic Details By Dona Meilach
    Here is an exceptional insight into the unique ironwork created by today's artist-blacksmiths. Over 250 color photographs display details of contemporary iron objects, including flowers, grape clusters, leaves, small and large animals that attest to the blacksmith's role as a sculptor. There are amazing scrolls, folds, twists, textures, and weaves not normally associated with the hard material. With heat, hammer, talent, and muscle, the modern artist-blacksmith is forging exciting forms that permeate our surroundings. The casual viewer may often overlook details of small elements used to create a magnificent whole. Dona Z. Meilach shows how focusing on the iron details of flowers, leaves, and amazing critters makes ordinary fences, gates, and chandeliers extraordinary. Functional joints become beautiful elements for furniture, fireplace accessories, candlestick holders, and other iron items we use daily. Dona's approach will open one's eyes to see and respect this burgeoning art form. This stimulating book is a must for metalworkers, designers, artists, gallery owners, art lovers, and museum directors. Book Details ISBN: 0764325493 Size: 8 1/2 x 11 Illustrations: 251 color photos Pages: 160 Binding: Hard Cover
  • Price: $69.95
    Motorcycle Jackets By Rin Tanaka - 2nd Edition - Revised
    Book Description The leather motorcycle jacket is more than a coat; it's a mentality. Beginning in the early twentieth century, airplanes, automobiles, and motorcycles redefined freedom, idealized speed, and captured the hearts of men and women alike. The leather jackets developed to protect pilots, racers, and motorists from the elements came to symbolize a romantic sense of rugged adventure. In particular, motorcycle jackets maintained this ideal for decades to come. The first of its kind, this beautiful classic book traces the evolution of the motorcycle jacket over the past century. Hundreds of jackets and accessories from dozens of leather companies past and present are featured in over 1,000 rich color photos--with careful attention to details, original catalog pages, and full pricing information. Surrounding the jackets is a fascinating array of historical photos that capture the motorcycle culture and will make any enthusiast swoon. Book Details ISBN: 0764325191 Size: 11 x 8 1/2 Illustrations: 1006 photos Pages: 272 Availability: Now Available Binding: Hard Cover
  • Price: $69.95
    100 Years Of Winchester Cartridge Boxes, 1856-1956
    Covering the 100 years that Winchester and its predecessor companies, Volcanic Repeating Arms Co., and New Haven Arms Co., produced cartridges in New Haven, this is the first detailed study ever done on cartridge boxes from the era of the modem gun. Coverage includes all the calibers cataloged for every rifle model from 1856 to 1956. Drawing on never before seen company records and correspondence, as well as interviews with oldtime employees, the authors have unearthed a wealth of new and significant information on this under-researched, fast growing aspect of gun-related collectibles. With over 1,400 pictures, all in full color, this book also includes a Pricing Guide and a Rarity Guide. It is unlikely that the incredible number of varieties of Winchester cartridge boxes pictured will ever again be assembled for presentation to the collecting public. Whether you want to date your collectible box or determine which box would be appropriate as a contemporary display piece with your Winchester rifle, this is the book to own. Book Details ISBN: 0764325418 Size: 8 1/2 x 11 Illustrations: 1,400 color photos Pages: 352 Availability: Nov 2006 Binding: Hard Cover
  • Price: $79.50
    Antique Swords & Daggers By Mircea Veleanu
    This noteworthy and exceptionally comprehensive book features edged weapons dating from the Neolithic period to the early 20th century. These fascinating antiques come from all over the globe, including Europe, America, the Middle East, Asia, Japan, and Africa. Detailed descriptions and over 1,200 outstanding color photos help collectors identify and study the characteristics, historical uses, and current values of highly diverse swords and daggers. Among the items showcased are tribal, ceremonial, and presentation edged weapons, Indonesian krises, and Borneo headhunter swords. Valuable information is provided about rare artifacts, terminology, and evaluating age and authenticity of the weapons. Novice as well as advanced collectors will find this an indispensable reference. Book Details ISBN: 076432506X Size: 8 1/2 x 11 Illustrations: 1,290 color photos Pages: 288 Availability: Now Available Binding: Hard Cover
  • Price: $250.00
    The Crystal Palace And Its Contents; An Illustrated Encyclopedia
    The Crystal Palace and its Contents; an Illustrated Enclopaedia of the Great Exhibition of the Industry of all Nations. 1st edition book published in 1851. The book is in poor condition. Foxing and 3 inches of leather is missing on binding. Owner's name inside. 500 plus engravings.
  • Price: $100.00
    A Brass Menagerie: Metalwork Of The Aesthetic Movement
    Exhibit catalog which examines the sources of Japanese design in furniture, clocks and decorative arts. A Brass Menagerie celebrates the fanciful productions in brass and bronze. It also pays hommage to those late Nineteenth Century manufacturers that produced the fanciful creations. The objects on view are grouped according to maker (where that information is known) except for door hardware, where objects are on view together. The publication has over 100 color images, talks about the Victorian era development of the American Art Brass industry, important manufacturers and offers new research into conservation of mixed metals and decorative arts.
  • Price: $10.00
    62 Famous Houses Of Charleston, South Carolina
    Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. Folio - over 12 - 15 tall. Soft Cover. No Jacket. Folio - over 12 - 15 tall. 62 page book is in very good condition with slight edgewear and old price on Title Page. A collection of Historic Building histories, most originally published in The Evening Post dewspaper during 1968 and 1969.
  • Price: $12.00
    Palladio's Architecture And Its Influence: A Photographic Guide
    This book includes a brief biography on Andrea Palladio with insight on his _The Four Books of Architecture. It also mentions the introduction that many Americans have to Palladian architecture-Thomas Jefferson. The scope of his influence on Jefferson is evident simply by looking at Monticello and the University of Virginia. The authors divide Palladio's works into three categories: villas, palaces and churches. They also include Palladian designs in England, Scotland and America. Each design is profiled with pictures and given roughly 2 - 4 paragraphs of description. The information provided is easy to read but not so simplistic that it seems superficial. The photographs are excellent and often show fascinating detail. Unfortunately though, all photos are b/w and sometimes color would have been helpful. That reason and the basic nature of the text caused me to rate this at four stars rather than five. Experts and scholars should look elsewhere unless they are only after the illustrations. For students and casual observers, this book is a fantastic way to begin learning about Palladio.
  • Price: $25.00
    Daughters Of Painted Ladies By Elizabeth Pomada
    Painted Ladies, the authors' 1978 homage to San Francisco's multicolored Victorian houses, inspired many homeowners elsewhere to forsake traditional gray or white housepaint in favor of a more colorful pallette. In this sequel, Pomada and Larsen show examples of Victorian houses across America, the criterion of inclusion being the use of at least three contrasting shades of paint (some use more than 30). As the authors rightly point out, no two of the houses are exactly alike. They range from tastfully exuberant (the Octagon House in Irvington, N.Y.) to sedately tonal (a Queen Anne-style house in Salem, Ind.) to just plain garish. Pomada and Larsen laud such creative touches as signing one's house as a work of art and are particularly fond of interpretations of 19th century colors. Still, the text is loaded with information and gives helpful tips about embarking on the daunting job of creating a Painted Lady.
  • Price: $35.00
    Painted Ladies: San Francisco's Resplendent Victorians
    In this, her first book about the modernizing-by-paint of 19th-Century houses, she concentrates on San Francisco, where the Painted Lady style was invented during the heyday of the hippies. The houses shown in the gorgeous full-color photographs range from the elegantly somber (like Don Parodi's many-bayed house on p. 23) to the minutely detailed (the imposing Colonial Revival mansion on p. 20 and the Bert Franklin rowhouse opposite) to the downright gaudy (Rhine & Kennedy's fire-engine-red offices on p. 29, a tiny lavender cottage on p. 50, a literally rainbow-striped confection on p. 69). If you can't make it to San Francisco in person--or if you've been, and want to relive the glories of its vintage housing--this book belongs on your shelf.
  • Price: $1200.00
    History Of Louisiana Purchase Exposition
    History of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition Arguably on of the finest the finest books published on any of the World Fairs. This massive book weighs more than ten pounds and features 4000 plus illustrations on 800 pages. In addition it provides an extensive historical account of Louisisana, including the events of the purchase and the time period leading up to the World Fair. At the time of the St. Louis World Fair it was estimated that it would take a week to see all exhibits of the Fair. It is safe to say that with the amount of exhibits shown in this book, even a week would not have been enough. The book is in extraordinary condition with just very light signs of use. It has a solid binding and a very clean interior. History of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition Bennitt, Mark - Editor in Chief, Dilley, Edgar M. Saint Louis, Universal Exposition Publishing Co. 1905, Hardcover, Half Leather Binding, gilt cover and spine titles, Very GOOD+/VERY GOOD, Folio - over 12 - 15 tall, 800 pages, over 4000 illustrations, very minor wear to extremities of cover, (small) prev. owners name and stamp, title page with just a hint of dust soil, exceptionally clean pages, closed tears patched with matching tape on 5 pages, one pin hole at the page edges through about 30 pages towards the middle of the book, front and rear cover including corners with no damage or appreciable wear, altogether a Very Good Plus Copy. The Louisiana Purchase Exposition is commonly referred to as The Saint Louis World's Fair and was held in Saint Louis, Missouri in 1904. While delayed by a year, it nevertheless was meant as a celebration of the Louisiana purchase in 1803. The Fair was open for one year and attracted more than 20 million visitors. By many considered to br the grandest Fair up to date it incorporated 1500 buildings for the exhibition. While some of the buildings were exclusively constructed and used for the Fair, others are still in existence today, including St. Louis Art Museum and Brookings Hall at Washington University. 62 foreign nations exhibited at the Fair, and most of the States of the Union were represented. Almost any Industry was represented with the latest Technology, Developments and Products. The cultural Section included Art, Dance, Theater and Music. Many of the large Exhibition grounds were themed according to the country or orgin or the topical subject of the Exhibit. In the midst of all the 1904 Olympic Games were held in St. Louis. In scale and numbers of participants as well as exhibits it can easily be coined the grandest of the pre-war Exhibitions. A very scarce Book in any Condition, almost impossible to find in the condition present.
  • Price: $35.00
    Castles Of Europe By William Anderson & W. Swaan
    Hard Cover. 4to - over 9¾ - 12 Tall. DJ has some edgewear, light rubbing. DJ has small tears on edges. Book has Minimal edgewear and corner bumping. Appears as never read. 428 illustrations of which 41 in color. 304 pp. Tight binding. Book has no highlighting,underlining or other marks. This book is an informative and compelling study of the castle in Western Europe from the eight century to the end of the fifteenth - from Charlemagne to the French invasion of Italy in 1494.
  • Price: $25.00
    Castles Of Britrain By Patrick Cormack
    1982. First Thus. 4to, 192pp, FINE Hardback in Very Good + Dustwrapper. A superb presentation of Castles in Great Britain - lavishly illustrated and explores 25 of the most spectacular fortresses in England, Scotland and Wales. FINE Internally. Clean and bright throughout.
  • Price: $35.00
    Architecture Antebellum South Louisiana Mansions Plantations
    Oblong hardback, appx 10 1/4 x 14 1/2 inches (26.5 cm), VG+ in VG to VG+ dj. Architecture Antebellum South Louisiana Mansions Plantations. This beautiful book features more than 100 full-color photographs of 76 restored plantation homes. Full-page photographs and text highlight the history and outstanding architectural features of each home. Published by Pelican Printing 1992 edition.
  • Price: $2950.00
    Indian Tribes - 1st Edition Leather Folio By Francis Drake Circa 1884
    The INDIAN TRIBES of the UNITED STATES Their History, Antiquities, Customs, Religion, Arts, Language, Traditions,Oral Legends, and Myths Edited by FRANCIS DRAKE. PHILADELPHIA: J.B. Lippincott x 10 inches (LxB). Pp. 458; 455 pages + 100 engraved plates (incl. 10 color plates and some tinted). In the Original 1/2 black calf the Archives of Aboriginal Knowledge. Updated by Drake to around 1880. This constitutes one of the most important and massive works concerning the American Indian, a foundation stone of ethnological studies in America, and by far one of the most extensive single work on the American Indian issued in the 19th century. The publication of this study is one of the most important compilations of information about the American Indian tribes still surviving at the time. This monumental work contains the ancient history, languages, myths and legends, art, songs, clothing, utensils, weapons, medicinal and ceremonial objects, histories of Indian wars, theories on emigration, and many other details gleaned from the native tribes. Impressive Monographie illustrating for the history of the Indians. The singular overview of the Indian culture please click on them for a detailed description Rare book set in 1/2 black calf leather binding, scuffed, occasionally rubbed & blistered, some wear/tear/chipping to covers, spine, ends & corners. One inch of the top front hinge of volume 1 is split and visible but the board is still firmly attached & the binding is tight, intact on both volumes. Missing a piece of leather on the back board of volume 2. The leather is smooth and supple to the touch. The pages are clean and bright.
  • Price: $69.50
    The Talking Machine Revised & Expanded - 2nd Edition - 2005
    Antique talking machines are among today's hottest collectibles. Names like “Edison” and “Victrola” call to mind an era of polished wood, brightly-painted morning glory horns, and fascinating machinery. This revised and expanded second edition of The Talking Machine contains over 525 color photographs showing an incredible variety models, and including over 30 never before published photos. The authoritative text and up-to-date values complement the wealth of visuals, making this book a veritable library of information in one volume! Topping off this award-winning combination is a music CD featuring some of the rarest and most historically important recordings of all time. Hear the voice of explorer Ernest Shackleton describe his perilous expedition to the South Pole. Listen to a dramatic recreation of the San Francisco earthquake recorded mere months after the actual event. Enjoy two different recordings of the voice of the great inventor Thomas A. Edison.
  • Price: $70.00
    Book Prices: Used And Rare, 1999, Edited By Edward Zempel
    Edited by Edward N. Zempel and Linda A. Verkler . 800 Pages ; Over 30,000 Entries . Book Prices: Used and Rare, 1999 is a key reference, packed with current prices and valuable bibliographical information on carefully chosen titles in all the major subject areas. You'll find prices on books in all of the major subject areas--including 1998 Auction Prices for over 8,000 titles! Each entry lists the essential information contained in the catalog entry: name of the author, the full title of the book, the publisher, place of publication, date of publication, condition, and the cataloged price or the price paid at auction. Prices are in both dollars and pounds sterling. Each entry identifies the dealer or auction house in whose catalog the entry appeared. For some titles, multiple entries are given, suggesting a price range. Page collations, if given, are included for books published before 1900. 8 1/2 x 11 . Hardcover. Smyth-sewn. Acid-free paper.
  • Price: $59.75
    First Editions: A Guide To Identification - 4th Edition By Edward Zempel
    Book collectors seek first editions, but many publishers provide little assistance in this quest. Even when they do designate edition and/or printing, they do not all use the same system. Thus, Harper Harcourt Brace Jovanovich adds letters. Some publishers denote edition or printing on the copyright page with the last number on the right, others with the first number on the left; still others note only second and later editions. Hence, this book is indispensable to collectors and libraries serving them. Zempel and Verkler have collected statements from some 1700 20th-century publishers of English-language books--about 700 more than in their 1984 edition--indicating current practices and earlier methods as far back as 1928. The guide also helps track down acquisitions and publishers' name changes. A worthy additions to most collections.
  • Price: $20.00
    Jukebox Restoration
    Jukebox Restoration Des Moines, Iowa: Jukebox Collector Newsletter, 1983 Soft Cover. Excellent. 82 pages of information, pictures, & diagrams. Soiled or ink misprint on front cover. Inside very clean.
  • Price: $12.95
    Gothick Architecture : A Reprint Of The Original 1742 Treatise By Langley
    The architectural designs of Batty Langley greatly influenced England's Gothic Revival movement in the second half of the eighteenth century. This volume (beautifully engraved by his brother Thomas), which completely reproduces the author's most famous and influential work, displays columns, entablatures, windows, mantels, pavilions, and a host of other architectural features. An indispensable book for students and aficionados of eighteenth-century architecture and design, this collection of permission-free illustrations will also be welcomed by designers and artists in search of period elegance. Product Details: Paperback: 80 pages Publisher: Dover Publications; Dover edition (April 25, 2003) ISBN: 0486426149 Product Dimensions: 12.0 x 9.1 x 0.1 inches Shipping Weight: 9.8 ounces.
  • Price: $35.00
    Cyberspace: The World Of Digital Architecture
    The term cyberspace was coined by William Gibson in his science fiction novel Neuromancer in the early 1980s. However, the architectural possibilities of this area of design were being investigated well before the term was popularized, and with good reason: cyberspace is a habitat for the imagination, a medium that facilitates a unique creative freedom. Images' Cyberspace publication presents an exciting collaboration of essays and colorful projects which demonstrate the increased potential of cyberspace. The contributors have been selected in a manner that represents some of the most amazing work that is being produced, redefining the nature of what architecture could develop to be in the future. Pub. Date: Sep 2000, Publisher: Images Publishing Group ISBN: 1864700572, Dimensions (inches): 12.08x9.05x0.87
  • Price: $45.00
    Chen Shi Min: Selected And Current Works (The Master Architect Series Iii)
    The first Chinese firm included in The Master Architect Series richly deserves inclusion with a large body of commercial work to his credit.
  • Price: $45.00
    International Architecture Yearbook No. 8, 2002
    Catherine Slessor, Managing Editor of The Architectural Review, one of the world's leading architectural magazines, is the coordinating editor of this volume. Being at the forefront of design professionals worldwide, her selection of projects has ensured an invaluable collection of innovative architecture. All projects are illustrated with beautiful photographs, and include informative plans and detailed descriptions. The comprehensive index is organized alphabetically by firm name; the contents include the project categories; and the category divider pages list projects in alphabetical order. Biographical information on featured architects is also provided.
  • Price: $45.00
    Itsuko Hasegawa: Selected And Current Works - New
    Itsuko Hasegawa's monograph engages the reader in a fascinating journey through the evolution of her work over the last decade. The journey takes us from formal beginnings in the early 1980s, a quest to understand, through form, the conceptual framework in which architecture exists, then leads to the Shonandai Cultural Center and beyond, to the sophistication of her more recent work which is an orchestra of practicality and elegance.
  • Price: $60.00
    International Architecture Yearbook No. 7
    Book Description: 2001. 256 pages. 400 colour photographs. Hardback. 2001.The International Architecture Yearbook series is a resource, published annually, which features over 100 projects from around the world selected by an expert panel of guest editors. The book includes informative reviews by well-known and highly respected architectural writers and critics. All projects are illustrated with photographs, informative plans and detailed text. The content is divided for easy reference into project types and the comprehensive index lists the projects by name in alphabetical order, making this an accessible reference work. Binding is hardcover.
  • Price: $120.00
    The Golden Years Of Tin Toy Trains By Paul Klein Schiphorst.
    The Golden Years of Tin Toy Trains The last decades of the 19th century and the early 20th century in Germany produced some of the most beautiful and inventive tin toys ever, leading rightly to the designation of a Golden Age. THE GOLDEN YEARS OF TIN TOY TRAINS. By Paul Klein Schiphorst. Published by New Cavendish Books, London. 2002. In the second half of the 19th century, there were many small toy manufacturers located in France and Germany who produced and distributed toys of the highest quality. However, catalogues of their products were few and far between ... the discovery of a complete Rock Based on five years of research, THE GOLDEN YEARS OF TIN TOY TRAINS is not only comprehensive, but attributes even early toys to their manufacturers. Originally based on Paul Klein Schiphorst's magnificent collection, the project was expanded to include more than 900 images highlighting some of the foremost collections in the world. Hardcover volume with blue boards and gilt stamping. Size: 9-1/2 x 11-3/4 inches. 360 pages. Additional Information about The Golden Years of Tin Toy Trains Length: 360 pages Height: 12.3 in. Width: 10.5 in. Thickness: 1.8 in. Weight: 97.6 oz.
  • Price: $400.00
    The Dramatic Works Of William Shakspeare (1852 & 1857 Edition) 5 Vol. Set
    The Dramatic Works of William Shakspeare (Shakespeare) from the text of Johnson, Stevens and Reed with Glossorial Notes, Life, Etc., A new Edition Shakspeare (Shakespeare), William, Hazlitt, William (Editor) London: J. Routledge & Co., 5 volumes in total, 4 volumes 1857 and volume 5 the supplemental works comprising poems and doubtful plays and glossary 1852. All bound in what appear to be the original matching marbled boards and paper with a leather binding, with gilt, raised bands and teo labels: red and brown, two labels about half gone, the edges of the boards are rubbed
  • Price: $500.00
    North American Birds - Land Birds - 1st Edition - 1874 - 3 Volumes Set
    Former library books. No other markings. Complete 3 volume set. Bright gilt lettering on original pebbled green cloth front board; gilt lettering and lines on spine; top page edges gilt. Excellent condition 64 plates, 593 woodcuts.
  • Price: $500.00
    Water Birds Of North America - First Edition - 1884 - Volume 1 & 2
    Ex-library book in fine condition considering age of the books. Very clean copy. The complete 2 volume set. Bright gilt illustrations on original pebbled green cloth front boards; gilt lettering and lines on spine; top edges of pages gilt. Illustrated with hundreds of black & white woodcuts
  • Price: $30.00
    Thai Puppets & Khon Masks
    For travelers who have visited the beautiful exotic destination of Thailand and have viewed Thai dancers or purchased a miniature doll or mask, this book will put a story on your new souvenir that will even make historians envious. For the art history student specializing in Southeast Asian Art, this book will make you want to visit Thailand even more. It may even make a mask collector out of you. Excellent book on without a doubt a rare topic for the West. The elaborately fashioned and gilded masks worn by dancers performing in the popular Ramayana dance drama are one of the enduring symbols of Thai culture. Since their introduction at the beginning of the Rattanakosin period in the late 18th century, many hundreds of thousands of masks have been produced by skilled craftsmen. Less well-known as an art form, the history of Thai puppetry dates back to as early as the 11th century, with mention being made in stone inscriptions regarding their role as an offering to the gods. During the reign of King Narai of Ayutthaya in the 17th century, large, metre-high puppets known as Hun Luang were used to relate popular folk tales for the enjoyment of the court and the general public. However, the greatest evidence for the popularity of Thai puppets comes from the Bangkok period (1782 to the present), when a puppet performance would form part of many ceremonies from funerals to Buddhist holy days. Today, practitioners of these art forms are becoming scarce and the finely crafted puppets are hard to find. This book unites for the first time puppets and masks from some of the finest collections, and will help make a unique facet of Thai culture more widely known. Natthapatra Chandavij is a leading expert on Thai art and culture. She has an MA in Historical Archaeology from Silpakorn University. She is Senior Curator in the Fine Arts Department and has published widely on many aspects of Thai Art.
  • Price: $32.79
    Stetson Hats & The John Stetson Company: 1865 - 1970
    This fascinating, detailed book provides a sweeping survey of the hats produced by the company whose name is synonymous with cowboys and the Wild West. Surprisingly, though, the John B. Stetson Company was based in Philadelphia and produced all manner of headwear. Over 500 illustrations display never-before-worn Stetson hats (men's and women's alike), hat boxes, miniature boxes, and a surprisingly large number of collectible items associated with this most famous hat company. Original research charts the development of of the company, and individuals closely related with the firm provide their memories. Hat styles from the mid-nineteenth century to the late twentieth get a review, and for those lucky enough to own one of these valuable collectibles, there are tips on how to wear and care for vintage and modern Stetsons. Values for the hats illustrated, an extensive bibliography, and an index are included.
  • Price: $54.50
    Jade: 5000 B.c. To 1912 A.d. By Mircea Veleanu
    Prized the world over, jade has been considered a sacred stone with miraculous powers since prehistoric times. In ancient China, jade was regarded as the most important physical substance on earth. This invaluable book traces the chronological use of jade carvings in China, including primitive utilitarian tools, fascinating ceremonial objects, beautiful ornaments, and intricately designed sculptures. Lavishly illustrated with over 900 color photographs, it features a wide diversity of examples and helps today's collector identify different types of jade and their period of carving -- ranging from neolithic times through the Qing Dynasty (1644-1912). Also discussed in less detail are jade carvings from India, New Zealand, and pre-Columbian civilizations such as the Mayan, Toltec, and Aztec. Tips for determining the age and authenticity of jade carvings are provided, along with current values for all items illustrated. This indispensable reference will appeal to all collectors and admirers of jade and the Oriental arts.
  • Price: $55.00
    The Pinball Compendium By Michael Shaloub
    Exciting and challenging, pinball games have been enthusiastically played since their inception in the 1930s and are treasured by countless collectors worldwide. This lavishly illustrated book chronicles pinball games from 1970 through 1981, one of the industry's most prolific eras. Hundreds of machines from Gottlieb, Williams, Bally, Chicago Coin, and other manufacturers are showcased -- including many never before published. The extensive text provides descriptions of the games, their special features, historical significance, release dates, and designers. Collectors will love the exclusive interviews with some of pinball's greatest designers and artists. Current values are listed for each machine shown in the book. Along with its companion volume (covering the 1930s to the 1960s), this is a wonderful reference and a tribute to all who were part of pinball's fascinating history.
  • Price: $29.95
    Surf, Skate & Rock Art Of Jim Phillips
    Brand new paperback published by Schiffer book in November of 2003.
  • Price: $59.50
    82nd Airborne In Normandie
    On June 6, 1944, paratroops of the legendary 82nd Airborne Division jumped into Normandy with the mission of seizing the bridges over the Merderet River, Ste. Mère Eglise, and other surrounding villages. 82nd commander Major General Matthew Ridgway would later state about their exploits: “... thirty-three days of action without relief, without replacements. Every mission accomplished. No ground gained ever relinquished.” This new, large-format book contains many first-person accounts from 82nd veterans, and more than 350 photographs and maps - most published here for the first time - as well as a selection of full-color photographs of World War II era airborne uniforms and equipment. Hardcover book with over 350 b/w and color photos. 208 pages covering a history in period photographs. Written by Dominique Francois and published by Schiffer books 2004.
  • Price: $29.50
    Aurora Model Kits By Thomas Graham
    New 2004 softcover book published by Schiffer books.
  • Price: $55.00
    The Pinball Compendium : 1970-1981 By Michael Shalhoub
    Book Details ISBN: 0764320742 Size: 8 1/2 x 11 Illustrations: 800 color & 30 b/w photos Pages: 240 Binding: Hard Cover Published by Schiffer Books - 2004 Exciting and challenging, pinball games have been enthusiastically played since their inception in the 1930s and are treasured by countless collectors worldwide. This lavishly illustrated book chronicles pinball games from 1970 through 1981, one of the industry's most prolific eras. Hundreds of machines from Gottlieb, Williams, Bally, Chicago Coin, and other manufacturers are showcased -- including many never before published. The extensive text provides descriptions of the games, their special features, historical significance, release dates, and designers. Collectors will love the exclusive interviews with some of pinball's greatest designers and artists. Current values are listed for each machine shown in the book. Along with its companion volume (covering the 1930s to the 1960s), this is a wonderful reference and a tribute to all who were part of pinball's fascinating history.
  • Price: $1000.00
    New Topographical Atlas Of The State Of Pennsylvania By Henry Walling
    Published in Philadelphia in 1872 by Stedman, Brown & Lyon. Large folio, original bindings with gilt-lettered morocco cover label, spine gone, other wear. You will find 6 general maps plus 25 colored county & city maps (4 double page). Some soiling & spotting to title page, some marginal dampstainting to front matter & index. The maps are generally clean.
  • Price: $50.00
    Craftman's Style
    Robert Winter is one of the country's leading architectural historians and an expert on the Arts and Crafts movement. A noted author and lecturer, he is the Arthur G. Coons Professor of the History of Ideas, Emeritus, at Occidental College, Los Angeles. He lives in Pasadena. Alexander Vertikoff, chief photographer for American Bungalow magazine, has photographed Arts and Crafts buildings for such books as American Bungalow Style (also by Robert Winter), Bungalow Nation, and Stickley Style. He lives outside Albuquerque, New Mexico. Book Description Inspired by the British Arts and Crafts movement, Craftsman-style homes captured America's heart at the turn of the 20th century. Bungalows and larger houses with broad roof overhangs, comfortable porches, and hand-hewn wooden details grew out of California's warm climate and influenced a range of other building types, from resort hotels to churches and schools. Today Craftsman-style structures can be found as far east as New York State. Intricate woodwork gives them a timeless handcrafted look, and rustic materials tie them to the earth. Behind each element lies a hint of a craftsman plying his art. This handsome volume is a celebration of Craftsman-style architecture, which flourished in America from about 1895 into the 1920s. It took on a more natural and rustic form on this side of the Atlantic than its British counterpart, in keeping with the rugged American frontier ethos. Robert Winter, one of the country's leading authorities on the Arts and Crafts movement, has supplied the informative text, which complements the gorgeous color photography by Alexander Vertikoff.
  • Price: $600.00
    Catalogue Raisonné Of The Pictures Belonging To The Marquis Of Stafford
    Catalogue raisonné of the pictures belonging to the Most Honourable the Marquis of Stafford, in the gallery of Cleveland House. These volumes include an etching of every pictures and accompanied with historical and biographical notices by John Yound, Engraver in mezzotinto to his Majesty, and keeper of the British Instituion ( in two volumes). Some foxing thoughout the book. Circa 1825.
  • Price: $1200.00
    Graphic Illustrations Of Hogarth, From Pictures, Drawings, And Scarce Print
    Two volume set (first one published in 1794 and the second 1799), xvi, 183pp and xix, 150pp, 6½x9½ , hardcover, first edition, bound in brown full tree-marbled calf with gilt tooling on covers, marbled end, all prints present in both volumes, bookplate in each volume, minor rubbing at outer corners else very good condition.
  • Price: $900.00
    Illustrated Historical Atlas - State Of Iowa 1875
    Very rare volume of the ILLUSTRATED HISTORICAL ATLAS OF THE STATE OF IOWA. 1875. First Edition. Engraved and printed by Charles Shober of Chicago Lithographing Co. 139 maps (mostly tinted), seventy-one plates, tables. A superbly illustrated atlas of the state, with very detailed local maps, engravings of farms, businesses and homesteads, and portraits of important individuals, all identified. Includes biographical sketches and brief county histories, extensively indexed, with tables of population statistics. A beautiful work! Huge hardbound book. About 15 x 18 . 558 pages. . Regarding condition - the original front and back covers are detached but present. Some creasing to first and final cover pages. There is a water stain on the top edge of pages in the first half of the book - this is visible in the photos. Otherwise very clean inside.
  • Price: $45.00
    We Are The People - Postcards From The Collection Of Tom Phillips
    We Are The People presents over 1000 postcards of ordinary people made exceptional by the lens of the camera. These images, all real photographs in postcard form, have been selected from the extensive collection of the artist, Tom Phillips, a postcard addict for a quarter of a century. In the first half of the 20th Century, the picture postcard transformed the art of portraiture from elite pastime to popular craze. Photographic equipment was cheaper, film faster, studios sprang up in every town, on every seaside promenade. In this democratic new medium, cook and chatelaine, poacher and gamekeeper, boss and labourer, manager and clerk were suddenly equal. Everyone became a postcard. The exhibition is accompanied by a fully-illustrated catalogue with essays by Tom Phillips, Dr Elizabeth Edwards, Curator of Photographs at the Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford, with a preface by James Fenton, poet and essayist. Published in March 2004, 336 pages, 900 colour illustrations
  • Price: $29.90
    Christmas 1940-1959: A Collector's Guide To Decorations And Customs
    Christmas,1940-1959: A Collector's Guide to Decorations and Customs Revised 2nd Edition Robert Brenner ISBN: 0764318993 Size: 8 1/2 x 11 Illustrations: 496 color &54 b/w photos Pages: 160 This in-depth review of Christmas history and traditions in the United States covers a period that most Americans remember well. Everyone can appreciate this nostalgic look at Christmas decorating customs, electric lighting innovations, and tree decorations, all of which changed drastically as a result of World War II. This period of Christmas history witnessed the advent of machine-produced glass ornaments, bubble lights, Italian miniature lights, Matchless Stars, and a proliferation of decorations produced in Japan, Europe, and the United States. Included are many historical photos, color pictures of decorations from each decade, a detailed text, and updated value guide
  • Price: $30.00
    The Model Ship Her Role In History By Norman Napier Boyd
    The theme of the book is the practical part played by the model in maritime development, arranged in roughly chronological order - from Ancient Egypts; funerary model role, to the seventeenth century's use of the model in illustrating naval design developments to such modern naval architecture aspects as tank testing, stability simulation, war-damage control and even to its use in filming naval battles (such as the television series Hornblower). A major aim is to help the reader acquire a critical eye for classifyingmodel types and list many of the major model collections. It is not,however, a how-to-do-it model guide. While the book will explain and illustrate the undoubted aesthetic qualities of models for those interested in maritime history, it will be a particularly useful reference work for collectors, dealers and museum staff with a commercial interest in ship models.
  • Price: $49.50
    Collecting Dolls Reference And Price Guide By Constance King
    Antique dolls are one of the liveliest sectors of the collectors' marker and in general have been a good investment over the years. Constance King, who has been writing, lecturing, collecting and dealing in dolls for many years, has produced an informative book which will help doll enthusiasts to identify and date dolls and assess their value. Children have played with dolls since the beginning of civilisation and by the 17th century there were commercial doll makers and costumiers. Small versions, for adult curiosity cabinets, were made to the highest standards, while roughly turned woodens served the needs of ordinary children. In the 19th century the widest range of dolls was produced and the great German and French industries were established. As collectors are most interested in this period, the book concentrates mainly on dolls made between 1800 and 1940 and discusses their construction, manufacture and attributes. Through early carved wooden, wax, papier mâché, mechanical, china, German and French bisque, miniature, fabric and indestructible dolls, the author looks individually at over 500 examples and comments on their current value, history and potential. Some of the finest dolls to pass through the leading auction rooms are included, alongside especially photographed day-to-day pieces from dealers and collectors. Prices are not based on a single auction realisation but are assessed from long-term trends. Annual price revision lists will keep the book up to date, making it an invaluable aid to collectors, dealers and everyone interested in learning more about this rewarding subject. The Author: Constance King has written ten books on antique toys and dolls, including the two most comprehensive histories of doll's houses and antique dolls, and contributes articles regularly to quality magazines, both in the UK, on the Continent and in the USA. She has also lectured on dolls to specialist audiences in Australia, the USA, Germany, the Netherlands and France, appears regularly on TV and radio programmes and deals in antique dolls and toys in Bath. She is a former editor of Doll Pages: 280 Illustrations: 110 col. 390 b&w ISBN: 1 85149 254 2 Price: $49.50
  • Price: $99.00
    Sauce Labels By John Salter
    Sauce Labels John Salter The Book ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Silver bottle labels for oil and vinegar (generally called “sauce labels”) first made their appearance in the 1750s to adorn oil and vinegar bottles either in a two-bottle stand, or in a five-item Warwick cruet. This book reflects the lively interest in sauce labels of several long-standing active members of the Wine Circle and is a book for collectors of silver, glass and recipes. It explores two aspects of antiquarian interest: the collection of silver and of glass. There is an inter-relation between the sauce label and bottle frames, both made of silver, and the various types of glass bottles, decanters and vessels that the labels once adorned. It is the first detailed work to be published on the subject of silver labels to adorn cruets - soy, vinegar and pickle bottles in the frame. Frames and their bottles can still be bought for use on the dining table, often in conjuction with flavoured vinegars purchased at the supermarket and then decanted. The book affords an opportunity for the glass enthusiast to broaden knowledge in conjunction with the study of datable silver. Also featured are many examples of printed ephemera, detailing recipes of various dishes and sauces; gastronomic delights for the dinner party host to delve into to impress both family and guests. Written by an expert, this is the ideal work with which to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of the Wine Label Circle. This is the first comprehensive work to be published on the subject Professor John Salter is an expert in the field. The book includes 1,400 particulars of labels features 500 sauce titles (including some from the United States) showcases 285 photographs of labels describes 229 makers provides 108 recipes or explanations details 40 shapes or styles The Author -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Professor John Salter was educated at Oxford University and is a distinguished international lawyer. He is a past Chairman of the Silver Society and a past President of The Wine Label Circle. He has written extensively on Scottish silver and for The Proceedings of The Silver Collectors, The Silver Society Journal and Country Life. He is also editor of Wine Labels 1730 - 2003 to be published by Antique Collectors' Club in association with The Wine Label Circle in 2003 as a companion volume to this work. Specifications Size: 254 x 178mm Pages: 192 Illustrations: 117 col.illustrations ISBN: 1 85149 431 6 Price: $99.00
  • Price: $39.50
    Christmas Antiques Decorations And Traditions By Constance King
    Constance King traces the popular modern celebration of Christmas and describes how it evolved. The first book to encompass all of the antiques of Christmas. The antiques are linked to the traced traditions of the festival, with its ancient pagan origin. The text follows the popular modern celebrations of Christmas. It describes how the celebration evolved. This book celebrates the timeless attraction of Christmas and will appeal to everyone who enjoys it. Specifications Size: 260 x 235 mm Pages: 168 Illustrations: 225 col. Imprint: Antique Collectors' Club Territory: Worldwide Publication Date: Available Now ISBN: 1 85149 297 6 Price: $39.50
  • Price: $59.95
    Focke-wulf Fw 190a An Illustrated History Of The Luftwaffe's Fighter
    Focke-Wulf Fw 190A An Illustrated History of the Luftwaffe's Legendary Fighter Aircraft Dietmar Hermann x 11 Illustrations: over 340 b/w and color photographs, profiles, line schemes Pages: 224 pages $59.95 hard cover This book deals with the development history and testing of this fighter aircraft and production of the early variants of the Fw 190 A. An interesting comparison between the Bf 109 and the Fw 190 shows the strengths and weaknesses of the two aircraft, and authentic reports by former test pilots of Focke-Wulf and the Rechlin Test Station document the aircraft's performance. Also covered are the later torpedo-carrier and reconnaissance versions of the Fw 190. Together with the Messerschmitt Bf 109, the Focke-Wulf Fw 190 formed the standard equipment of the German fighter arm in the Second World War and today is considered one of the most capable fighters of that period. Initial flight trials in 1939 revealed a number of shortcomings, nevertheless the basic concept of the Fw 190 proved extremely successful. In contrast to the Bf 109, which was powered by a liquid-cooled, inverted-vee engine, in developing the Fw 190 Prof. Kurt Tank selected the BMW 801, an air-cooled radial engine that was less sensitive to battle damage. The broad-track undercarriage also gave the Focke-Wulf fighter much superior takeoff and landing characteristics. The Fw 190 entered quantity production by Focke-Wulf and license manufacturers Fieseler, AGO and Arado in 1941. It proved an immediate success in combat operations in 1942, proving itself superior to the Spitfire in some respects. Lavishly illustrated with photographs and drawings, many of which have not been published before, this book provides both aircraft enthusiasts and modelers with a wealth of information, and fills a gap in the history of aircraft design in Germany.
  • Price: $34.95
    Antique Enameled Ware American & European By David Pikul
    Antique Enameled Ware American x 11 Illustrations: 474 color photos, 3 b/w illustrations Pages: 160 Includes Price Guide $34.95 hard cover Before the age of Pyrex and plastic, attractive, utilitarian, enameled metal wares adorned kitchens and homes throughout Europe and America. Decorative and durable, enameled ware was made for almost every household purpose - brewing, storing, food preparation, cooking, serving, toting, pouring, and washing. This handsome book showcases, identifies, and explains the myriad of uses that enameled ware provided from the 1880s to the 1940s. Decorations abound - from plain and simple to bold geometrics and lively florals. Many of the most desirable patterns and designs, including the highly collectible End of the Day, Chrysolite, and the coveted cobalt blue pieces are featured here. Today, they provide charming vintage decoration to brighten interior and garden spaces alike. This book will be cherished by beginning collectors and seasoned decorators familiar with two previous books on the subject by the same author. The book includes over 475 color photos with identifying captions and values for the collector, dealer, decorator, and designer.
  • Price: $32.00
    The Conservatory Planning Planting Furnishing
    The Conservatory Planning Planting furnishing by Alan Toogood and Ward Lock. Small softcover book covering all areas to start a conservatory.
  • Price: $29.95
    Bright Ideas Sunrooms & Conservatories
    This rich compendium of color photos shows interior and exterior shots of sunrooms, conservatories, greenhouses, and great glass walls will help homeowners, architects, and remodelers choose the perfect addition. These images will help you select the right style for your architecture, as well as your lifestyle. There are plenty of ideas for furnishing your indoor extension into the great outdoors, from formal dining areas to comfy family gathering spots. There are tub and pool rooms, patio rooms and indoor gardens, even kitchens and fanciful Florida rooms. If more than two people will use a new home addition, it's important that both agree on styles and furnishings. Here's a great, one-stop planning resource to help mesh your individual tastes, with resources listed to help you make your vision a reality.
  • Price: $29.95
    Kitchen Antiques
    Welcome to the kitchen of yesteryear. This comprehensive guide covers the wide variety of tools and services which have graced kitchens of the past. Hundreds of beautiful color photographs illustrate the text. Cooking utensils, coffee and tea pots, graters, grinders, and roasters are among the implements shown. Serving wares, including graniteware, chafing dishes, egg cups, and tea sets are discussed. Even the tools for Monday's laundry and Tuesday's ironing find their place in this detailed text.
  • Price: $69.95
    Antique Cigar Cutters & Lighters By J. Terranova & D. Congdon-martin / New
    Written by Jerry Terranova x 11 - Illustrations: 613 color photos - Pages: 176 Book Description From the end of the Civil War until the explosive popularity of the cigarette in the early twentieth century. the cigar was king. For the pleasure and convience of cigar smokers a wide variety of smoking accessories were manufactured, including cigar cutters and lighters. The cutters range from simple vest pocket models to ingenious mechanical contraptions that would occupy a prominent place on the counter of the local tobacconist. In between are beautifully sculpted Vienna bronze and wooden desk models. In many cases these are combined with lighters, to offer the smoker full-service convenience. The lighters range from alcohol dips to electric devices. They are sometimes cast as stunning figures or are elegantly formed lamps, using blown glass or pierced tin. Beautiful color photographs document these wonderful objects, accompanied by concise, informative descriptions. The text places the cutters in their historical context and contains helpful information. A value guide is included
  • Price: $799.00
    Rare Book - The Violin Makers Of The Guarneri Family 1626-1762
    Publisher: London: William F. Hill and Sons, 1931; Original half-vellum, with Guarneri family crest in four colors (gilt, red, green, and blue), on front cover. Gilt title on vellum spine. With 17 color and 44 photogravure plates (all plates display 3 views: front, side, and back), and with 51 text illustrations. Title-page in red and black, and with the Guarneri family crest in four colors. The book is good condition with minor soiling on the leather part of the book
  • Price: $35.00
    The Light Of The Home By Harvey Green
    This is an out of print hard cover book in mint condition. An intimate view of the lives of woment in Victorian America. This book offers a beautifully illustrated and compellingly argued case for the centrality of domestic architecture and decoration to the social identities and cultural values of middle-class Americans in the Victorian era. . . . Green's book was among a handful that located material objects within a rich and complex historical context and showed how they helped to constitute, not just ornament, middle-class family life. Despite the book's pioneering status, it stands up brilliantly over time. Indeed, given the renewed attention among historians, literary scholars, and gender studies scholars to domesticity and its myriad functions, Light of the Home will find a ready audience across disciplines. . . . The book will also, I am sure, continue to have a popular audience, especially among people who tour historic houses, support historic preservation, and browse museum gift shops.
  • Price: $65.00
    The Republic F-105 Thunderchief Wing And Squadron Histories
    New hard cover book by James Geer - ISBN: 0764316680 - Size: 8 1/2 x 11 Illustrations: over 800 color, and black and white photographs and illustrations - Pages: 272 pages. This new book is a comprehensive history of the wings and squadrons that operated the Republic F-105 Thunderchief. Detailed histories are provided for all TAC, USAFE, and PACAF units that flew the aircraft, as well as for Air Force Reserve and Air Guard users. With particular emphasis placed on operations in the Vietnam War, this work contains a wealth of information previously untold. This book is an indispensable reference for aviation enthusiasts, historians, and modelers alike
  • Price: $60.00
    American Silversmiths And Their Marks - Book Iv By Ensko
    Brand new book published in Boston, MA, U.S.A.: David R. Godine Publisher, Incorporated, 1989. Hard Cover. ISBN:0-87923-778-3. First edition; cloth; 477pp. The life records of silversmiths who practiced from American colonial times through 1850 .. their marks, their pedigrees and biographical information, as well as illustrations ... The must-have reference for the collector.
  • Price: $75.00
    American Motortoys; American Toy Cars And Trucks 1894-1942
    American Motortoys; American Toy Cars and Trucks 1894-1942 Author: Lillian Gottschalk, Illustrated by: Bill Holland (photographer). Published by New Cavendish Books London 1986. F/F,oblong 4to,328pp indexed and illus.Blue cloth boards and spine, silver lettering, 1-3/16 thick, no sign of previous ownership, endpapers illustrated with toys.dj,black pictorial, white spine letters are outlined in red
  • Price: $35.00
    Faberge: The Imperial Eggs
    Faberge: The Imperial Eggs. With essays by Christopher Forbes, J.G.P. von Hohenzollern and Irina Rodimtseva. Catalogue of exhibits held by San Diego Museum of Art (1989) and Armory Museum, State Musuems of the Moscow Kremlin. 127 illustrations, 63 in full color, 120 pages. Softcover book in good condition.
  • Price: $35.00
    Masterpieces From The House Of Faberge
    Publisher: Abrams Incorporated, Harry N., 1989, New York, NY, U.S.A.; Harry N. Abrams Incorporated; 1989; Hard Cover; 0810980894; As New/Very Good Keywords: GOLDWORK JEWELRY ANTIQUES COLLECTIBLES SILVER GOLD OTHER METALS CRAFTS HOBBIES
  • Price: $120.00
    A Collector's Guide To Pressing Irons And Tivets By Esther Berney
    Signed copy by author. New York Crown Publisher, 1977. A great collector's guide with hundreds of illustrations. Includes also a social histohy of old-time laundry and pressing. Hardover, 8 1/2 x 11 , 182 pages loaded with black and white illustrations.
  • Price: $120.00
    A Collector's Guide To Pressing Irons And Tivets By Esther Berney
    Signed copy by author. New York Crown Publisher, 1977. A great collector's guide with hundreds of illustrations. Includes also a social histohy of old-time laundry and pressing. Hardover, 8 1/2 x 11 , 182 pages loaded with black and white illustrations.
  • Price: $45.00
    Early American Ironware, Cast And Wrought By Henry J. Kauffman
    You will find over 200 black-and-white photo plates with identifying captions, this early out-of-print book pictures and identifies EARLY AMERICAN IRONWARE - Cast and Wrought. Written by Henry J. Kauffman, Charles E. Tuttle Co. 1966, this early text is considered one of the most authoritative texts on this subject. Profusely illustrated, the author reviews the history, manufacturing, and production of antique iron. He describes not only what was made but also how it was made, delving into the crafts concerned. Separate chapters, in fact, are devoted to blacksmiths, whitesmiths, farriers, edge tollmakers, cutlers, locksmiths, gunsmiths, nailers, wheelwrights, and tinsmiths. This book's 18-page index refers to 362 persons, 82 places, and 102 establishments, organizations, and institutions which emphasizes the depth of research gone into this scholarly study of EARLY AMERICAN IRONWARE. Representative examples of this ware are pictured and described in-depth. If you are a collector or dealer of antique ironware, you will enjoy having this text as a part of your permanent library. 8.8 x 11 Ex library book in good condition. Hardback with dust cover. 166 pages.
  • Price: $29.95
    Bushido Legacies Of The Japanese Tattoo
    Bushido: Legacies of the Japanese Tattoo, by Takahiro Kitamura & Katie M. Kitamura. 160 Pages. Softbound. This gorgeous book delves into the elusive world of traditional Japanese tattooing. The Samurai spirit, Bushido, is an integral component of Japanese tattooing that is traced through the imagery and interpersonal dynamics of this veiled subculture. The eloquent text is based largely on Takahiro Kitamuras experiences as client and student of the famed Japanese tattoo master, Horiyoshi III. Over 200 beautiful photos by Jai Tanju capture the breathtaking tattoo artistry of Horiyoshi III. Five original, unpublished prints by Horiyoshi III, like those in his acclaimed book, 100 Demons of Horiyoshi III, are included here. Bushido: Legacies of the Japanese Tattoo is certain to fascinate everyone with an interest in tattoo culture.
  • Price: $50.00
    A Treasury Of Early American Homes
    New York: McGraw-Hill Book Co. 1949. Color Illustrations Hardback. 136pp. Very good. Edge worn and chipped jacket. Slight shelf wear, head/tail of spine, and slightly bumped corners. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Mike Tecton a nationally recognized Traditional Home Designer states A Treasury of Early American Architecture is the finest book ever published on Am erican Archtecture . There are 237 colour photographs and at least 5 black and white illustrations of the interior and exterior design of America's most beautiful and historic homes of the Early American period. Included in this collection are homes from Ipswich, Mass, Sandwich , Mass., Bucks County , PA., Charleston, The Southern Tidewater of Virginia, Williamsburg, Alexandria, Southern , MD., Maryland's Eastern Shore, New Castle , Delaware, Philadelphia, Litchfield, Connecticut, Portsmith , New Hampshire, Charlottesville, Salem , Mass, Woodstock Vermont, New Orleans, Natchez, Monterey , California.
  • Price: $46.00
    Comtemporary Blacksmith
    This important new book tackles the burgeoning revival of the blacksmith's art. Author Dona Meilach has brought together over 500 works by nearly 200 artist-craftsmen from sixteen countries to illustrate the unprecedented activity in modern ironwork that has led to its blossoming into a serious art form. You'll learn several techniques using hot and cold forming with the results clearly shown. You'll be able to recognize how a fence, railing, grille, table, chair, knife, and other items evolve, and better appreciate their design and workmanship. Each chapter provides background for the type of objects shown-- architectural ironwork, sculpture, furniture, containers and vessels, lighting fixtures and candleholders, fireplace accessories, wind vanes, household and liturgical items, and the incredible knives made of Damascus steel. You'll find ample information for how and where to begin your own study in this extensive resource list of organizations, Internet sources, publications, museums, and educational opportunities. The Contemporary Blacksmith** undoubtedly should be found in the libraries of every metalworker, art educator, architect, interior designer, ironwares collector, and crafts person.
  • Price: $39.95
    Arcade Treasures
    ISBN: 088740619X - Size: 8 1/2 x 11 - Illustrations: 447 photos - Pages: 176 $39.95 hard cover New Book - Today, a sense of nostalgia and the irresistible urge to play have combined to make arcade memorabilia and antique arcade games one of the hottest collectible fields of our time. This book is filled with 447 color photos of the greatest games ever to hit the arcade scene-the earliest arcades' strength testers and fortune tellers, perennial favorites like baseball games and SKEE-BALL, wild pinball games from the middle of the century, and modern electronic video game like PAC MAN and Q*BERT. While American manufacturers have maintained a solid grip on the market, some interesting offerings are included from foreign manufacturers. Also included are a section on novelty products, a detailed discussion of the development of different game trends, a history of significant manufacturers and designers, and a thorough price guide. Kurtz shares tips on how to begin moving in the arcade trading circuit, how to locate your favorite games, and how to maintain and repair your collection. Beginning collectors and long-time fans alike will find Kurtz's information helpful. With its foreword by Sha-Na-Na's Screamin' Scott Simon this book is a must-read for anyone interested in the games of yesteryear-and of today!
  • Price: $7.95
    Discover The Historic Houses Of Odessa
    DISCOVER THE HISTORIC HOUSES OF ODESSA IS PUBLISHED BY WINTERTHUR MUSEUM AND WRITTEN BY STEVEN PULINKA. SOFTCOVER BOOK (APPROX. 44 PAGES). HERE IS THE TABLE OF CONTENT: 1. SMALL-TOWN AMERICA. 2. THE EARLY DAYS. 3. THE CORBITS AND THE WILSONS. 4. BUILDING AND 18TH CENTURY MANSION. 5. IN THE HEAR OF TOWN. 6. THE PRESERVATION OF ODESSA. 7. MAP AND WALKING TOUR OF ODESSA.
  • Price: $7.95
    Discover The Winterthur Period Rooms
    I am please to offer this softcover book published by the Museum. Table of Content: 1. Showing America as It Had Been. 2. Creating an American Home. 3. Refining the Period Rooms. 4. Shaping a Museum. 5. The Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum. 6. Period Room Installation Highlights.
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