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Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Near Fine
Jacket: Near Fine


Price:
$40.00

Tennant, Stephen
Leaves from a Missionary's Notebook
London: Hamish Hamilton, 1986

Quarto. Unpaginated; profuse illustrations by the author. Cloth with gilt-lettered spine in dustjacket. Near Fine/Near Fine, a crisp, unmarked copy; unclipped jacket shows minor soil on rear cover. First published in 1929 when the author was 23 years old, it was republished to celebrate Tennant's 80th birthday. It is the story of the Rev Felix Littlejohn and his quest to convert the heathen in tropical lands.
Inventory number #014633



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: Very Good


Price:
$10.00

Holroyd, Michael
A Book of Secrets: Illegitimate Daughters, Absent Fathers
London: Chatto & Windus, 2010

First printing. Octavo. 258 pp; 8 pages of b/w photographs; family trees; bibliography; index. Cloth with dustjacket. VG/VG, several early pp with red ink underlining; unclipped jacket with minimal wear. Laid in: book review clippings from several newspapers.
Inventory number #014632



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: Very Good


Price:
$25.00

Corrigan, D. Felicitas
Siegfried Sassoon: Poet's Pilgrimage
London: Victor Gollancz, 1973

First edition. Octavo. 256 pp; 7 b/w photographs; index. Cloth with dustjacket. VG/VG, a clean, unmarked copy; unclipped jacket with minimal edgewear.
Inventory number #014631



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Near Fine
Jacket: Very Good


Price:
$35.00

Wulf, Andrea & Emma Gieben-Gamal
This Other Eden : Seven Great Gardens and 300 Years of English History
London: Little, Brown, 2005

Quarto. xvii, 414 pp; color & b/w illustrations; extensive bibliography; notes; index. Publisher's green cloth with dustjacket. Near Fine/VG, a clean, unmarked copy; unclipped jacket
Inventory number #014630



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Near Fine
Jacket: Very Good


Price:
$20.00

Tapert, Annette & Diana Edkins
The Power of Style: The Women Who Defined the Art of Living Well
NY: Crown Publishers, 1994

First printing. Octavo. 224 pp; profusely illustrated in b/w & color; bibliography. Cloth with dustjacket. Near Fine/VG, a crisp, unmarked copy; unclipped jacket shows slight toning at top edge. The authors have selected the most stylish women of the 20th century - Rita Lydig, Elsie de Wolfe, Millicent Rogers, Daisy Fellowes, Duchess of Windsor, Mona, Countess of Bismarck, Pauline de Rothschild, Diana Vreeland, Babe Paley, Gloria Guinness, Slim Keith, C.Z. Guest, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, and Coco Chanel.
Inventory number #014627



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Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$15.00

Arnold, Janet
Patterns of Fashion 1 : Englishwomen's Dresses & Their Construction C.1660-1860
NY / London: Drama Publishers / Macmillan, 1982

Reprint. Oblong folio. 76 pp; profusely illustrated with patterns and line drawings. Flexible covers. VG, a clean, unmarked copy. The first of four volumes, written and illustrated by Janet Arnold, that together form an indispensable core collection for any costume designer, for theatre film or reenactments. All the patterns and drawings are drawn from original specimens.
Inventory number #014626



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: Very Good


Price:
$15.00

Basho et al
The Four Seasons: Japanese Haiku
Mount Vernon, NY: Peter Pauper Press, 1958

Slim octavo. Unpaginated; illustrated with block-print decorations. Boards in unclipped dustjacket. VG in VG jacket with slight toning. Contains Japanese haike by Basho, Buson, Issa, Shiki, and many others. Translated by Peter Beilenson.
Inventory number #014625



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: Very Good-


Price:
$15.00

Basho et al
Japanese Haiku: Two Hundred and Twenty Examples of Seventeen-Syllable Poems
Mount Vernon, NY: Peter Pauper Press, 1956

Slim octavo. Unpaginated; illustrated with block-print decorations. Boards in unclipped dustjacket. VG in VG- jacket with toned spine and small loss at top & center of spine. Haiku by Basho, Buson, Issa, Shiki, Sokan, Kikaku and others. Translated by Peter Beilenson.
Inventory number #014624



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Near Fine


Price:
$45.00

Sotheby's
Japanese Swords and Tsuba from the Professor A. Z. Freeman and the Phyllis Sharpe Memorial Collections, Thursday 10 April 1997
London: Sotheby's, 1997

Quarto. 45 pp with 100 lots mostly illustrated in color and all described in detail. Paperback. Near Fine, minor crease to one corner.
Inventory number #014623



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Near Fine


Price:
$20.00

Christie's
Japanese Netsuke and Inro, Tuesday, September 12, 1995
NY: Christie's, 1995

Quarto. 47 pp; 68 lots, illustrated with color photographs. Paperback. Near Fine, a clean, unmarked copy; minor cover wear.
Inventory number #014622



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$40.00

Greenbaum, Toni
Messengers of Modernism: American Studio Jewelry 1940-1960
Paris/NY: Montreal Museum of Decorative Arts/Flammarion, 1996

Octavo. 168 pp; profusely illustrated with color & b/w photographs; notes; bibliography; index. Paperback with flaps. VG, gentle bump at top of spine, front cover fore edge rubbed near base; Inscribed by author on half title page, else an unmarked copy. This was a landmark exhibition of American studio jewelry.
Inventory number #014620



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Near Fine


Price:
$25.00

Sotheby's
The Jerome Rapoport Collection of American Aesthetic Silver. June 20, 1996
NY: Sotheby's, 1996

Quarto. 86 lots, all with color & b/w photographs. Essay by Janet Zapata. Paperback. A near fine, unmarked copy. This collection of American silver based on Japonism is noteworthy in its depth and breadth, encompassing all the important phases of the period with outstanding examples from Tiffany, Gorham, Whiting Mfg. Co., Dominick & Haff, Durgin, Enid Yandell, and others.
Inventory number #014619



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Fine
Jacket: Fine


Price:
$65.00

Culme, John & Nicholas Rayner
The Jewels of the Duchess of Windsor
NY: Vendome Press, 1987

First American edition. Quarto. 224 pp; profusely illustrated in color and b/w; bibliography. Red cloth with dustjacket. Fine/Fine - never opened, still in publisher's shirink wrap. The sale of the jewels of the Duchess of Windsor, at Sotheby's in 1987, caused quite a stir. This sumptuously illustrated volume begins with an account of that sale, list of prices and estimates, and a biography of the Duke & Duchess, followed by the catalogue of 214 lots, including seals, cigarette cases, swords, and other objects belonging to the Duke, all described in detail and depicted in color.
Inventory number #014618



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: None


Price:
$175.00

Raley, Dorothy, ed.
A Century of Progress: Homes and Furnishings
Chicago: M.A. Ring Company, 1934

Quarto. 127 pp; b/w photographs & floor plans throughout. Silver decorative cloth with red lettering in a black circle on cover, glassine wrapper. VG, a solid, tight binding, minor loss to image at bottom edge of a few pp, where they had been stuck; toned glassine with small loss to spine ends & minor edge chips & tears. The author features the interiors and exteriors of 13 modern houses in the Century of Progress exhibit at 1934 World’s Fair in Chicago. Scarce.
Inventory number #014616



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$50.00


Putting Color Into Practice - the Nairn Color Corner
Kearny, NJ: Congoleum-Nairn Inc., 1940

Octavo. 20 pp; color illustrations throughout. Printed stapled wraps. VG, a clean, unmarked text, covers show light foxing, top of spine split to top staple, small spot of image loss on front cover. Color brochure promoting Nairn linoleum, illustrating room settings.
Inventory number #014614



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: New


Price:
$135.00

Murphy, Richard
Carlo Scarpa and Castelvecchio Revisited
Edinburgh: Breakfast Mission Publishing, 2017

Large quarto. 384 pp; profuse color & b/w illustrations, including measured drawings. Paperback with French flaps. A new, unused copy. The Venetian architect Carlo Scarpa (1906-78) worked on the Castelvecchio Museum in Verona, Italy from 1957 to 1975, and the building is arguably his most important work. This book introduces the reader to the complex history of the building as well as sequences of Scarpa's own highly revealing drawings.
Inventory number #014611



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Fine
Jacket: Near Fine


Price:
$175.00

Sayn-Wittgenstein, Marianne
Mamarazza
Gottingen: Steidl, 2000

Oblong folio. 237 pp; profuse color photographs; index of people. Red cloth with dustjacket. Fine/Near Fine, a clean, unmarked copy; jacket shows minimal wear. This massive volume of 2,000 color photographs was carefully selected by Princess Marianne Sayn-Wittenstein-Sayn from her photo albums. For over 50 years, the princess has taken candid shots of her life as a member of the Austrian aristocracy. Mamarazza is her nickname, bestowed by Princess Caroline of Monaco years ago - "You are not a paparazzo; you are a mamarazza!" Includes clippings from NYTimes, Social Diary, W, among others.
Inventory number #014608



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Near Fine


Price:
$25.00

Kaldeway, Gunnar A.
Willem Sandberg from the Netherlands: Typographer, Designer: Books, Posters and Catalogues
NY: Center for Book Arts, 1988

Square octavo. 31 pp; b/w illustrations. Paperback. Near Fine, a clean, unmarked copy. This exhibition features the work of Dutch typographer and book designer, Willem Sandberg (1897-1984), including his books, posters and catalogues.
Inventory number #014606



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$15.00

Handel Company, Meriden, Conn
Handel Lamps and Fixtures
Washington Mills, NY: Gilded Age Press, 1978

Octavo. 15 pp; b/w illustrations. Yellow stiff card wraps. VG, a clean, unmarked copy. Facsimile reprint of catalog originally published by The Handel Company, ca. 1905. Laid in: ca. 1905 Handel Lamp Catalog Price Guide.
Inventory number #014605



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$25.00

Adlmann, Jan Ernst
Vienna Moderne 1898-1918: An Early Encounter between Taste and Utility
Houston: Sarah Campbell Blaffer Gallery, 1978

Small quarto. 96 pp; profusely illustrated in b/w and color; biographies of designers; marks; bibliography. Paperback. VG, a clean, unmarked copy; spine lightly toned. Catalogue of exhibition organized by the Sarah Campbell Glaffer Gallery.
Inventory number #014601