The Analects of Confucius, translated into English by Gilles and published by the Commercial Press in 1933, numbered edition and in a rosewood box. Bound Chinese style and stitched. This is a rare connoiseur's book.
This 1991 revised and edited version of E. Milby Burton's pioneer work, "South Carolina Silver 1690-1860" was republished with corrections, additional information, biographies, touchmarks, and sketches, making it the most complete and accurate book on South Carolina silversmiths and their work. Burton was Director of the Charleston Museum from 1931-1971. His original book came out in 1942 and his 1968 reprint is out of print...
Stated first edition of the three-act play, "The Autumn Garden" by Lillian Helman. This play was performed on Broadway in 1951 at the Coronet Theatre and actor James Lipton (who now hosts the PBS show, The Actors Studio) is noted as a cast member.Copyright 1951 by Little, Brown and Co. Discarded library copy. 139 pages
PETER RABBIT AND HIS PA. By Louise A. Field. Illustrations By Virginia Albert. Akron: Saalfield, (1916). Pictorial boards. Pictorial endpapers. Title-page and eight full-page illustrations in color. Many black and white illustrations throughout. A companion edition to Saalfield's "The Tale of Peter Rabbit" and "Peter Rabbit And His Ma" also with Albert illustrations. Paper chipped from spine. Endpapers and three pages with crayon marks - otherwise a sound copy.
PETER RABBIT AND HIS MA. By LOUISE A. FIELD. Illustrations by VIRGINIA ALBERT (and ERNEST ARIS - not credited). Akron: Saalfield Publishing Co., (1917). Pictorial boards. Pictorial endpapers. Two color and many black and white illustrations by Albert. Nine full-page color illustrations by ERNEST ARIS. Aris was a British illustrator whose work was favorably recognized by Beatrix Potter and who was, at one time, considered by her to be her successor should her eyesight fail...
THE TALE OF PETER RABBIT. Beatrix Potter. Illustrations By Virginia Albert. Akron: The SAALFIELD PUBLISHING CO., (1916). An early pirated edition of Potter's classic tale which was first published by Frederick Warne in 1902. Pictorial boards. Paper chipped from spine. Pictorial endpapers. 10 full-page color illustrations by Virginia Albert. Many black and white illustrations in the text. Decorative initials in red...
WEE FOLKS STORIES FROM THE OLD TESTAMENT. In Words Of One Syllable. By Elisabeth Robinson Scovil. Philadelphia, Henry Altemus Company, (1920). 24mo. Printed boards, cloth spine, color pictorial label on front cover. Fourteen full-page color illustrations. Former owner's name, in ink, on the front free endpaper, dated 1928. A very good copy. The stories include: Noah's Ark; Daniel in the lion's den; Solomon's Judgment, etc.
First edition published in 1960 by Viking Press and edited by Cleveland Amory and Frederic Bradlee, this book includes some fabulous photographs and stories taken from Vanity Fair magazines during the 1920's and 1930's. Cover is worn and torn in places as noted in the pictures but otherwise in good condition.
PISO'S POCKET-BOOK ALMANAC FOR 1905. Warren, PA: The Piso Co.; (1904). 27th Series. Original printed paper wrappers. The back cover with retailer's imprint: F.D. Morris & Co., Montrose, Pa. Measures 1 15/16ths inches by 1 1/4 inches. The text includes a calendar, Church Days, eclipses, phases of the moon, etc, - as well as advertisements for Piso's remedies. Light stain on cover and first few pages otherwise in very good condition...
This is the LIFE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON, BY JOHN MARSHALL. Published by JAMES CRISSY, PHILADELPHIA, 1839. Two Volumes; 5 3/4" X 8 5/8";
VOL. I has 460 pages & VOL. II has 448 pages; Leather covers; edge and corner wear; interior foxing, grade is VG. ANTIQUE SET for the Collector here
This is the ANTIQUE BOOK: SARTOR RESARTUS BY THOMAS CARLYLE. This Small Volume is duodecimo size with 332p; light foxing interior end pages; grade is VG+. Note the NOUVEAU Flower Cover Decorataions. No date found; however, we can date this SMALL VOLUME circa 1900.
*****More info: Author: Carlyle, Thomas.
Domain: Philosophy, Literature. Genre: Prose fiction...
Lives of the Most Eminent Painters, Sculptors and Architects
by Georgio Vasari
5 Vols. 12mo. Bound in Half green morocco, spines extra gilt, two red morocco labels each spine, with marbled boards, endpapers and edges.
Published: London; George Bell, 1878.
Provenance: From the Library of Howard K. Smith.
This is the ANTIQUE BOOK: BEAUTIES OF NATURE AND ART..edited by
DAPHNE DALE, 1892. Profusely ILLUSTRATED with subjects relating to ART, LITERATURE, HISTORY, etc. (some of the Contents and Illustrations shown via jpg here). Size of this BOOK is 8 1/8" X 10 3/8";
384p; VG to VG+ Condition right out of the late Victorian era...EXCEPTIONAL Book
Shogun, Kunstschätze und Lebensstil eines japanischen Fürsten der Shogun-Zeit [Shogun, The Shogun Age Exhibition] Exhibition at the Haus der Kunst, München, 1985. Objects from the Tokugawa Art Museum, Nagoya with essays by Roger Goepper, Shinzaburô Ôishi, Yoshinobu Tokugawa. Tokyo, The Shogun Age Exhibition Committee, Tokyo, 1984. 292 pp., fully illustrated, 273 objects, esp...
Book on Japanese art:
Tsuda – Manuskript, [Über die Lackkunst Japans, 1908, Tsuda Noritake, Tokyo, in der Karl Mannstaedt – Übersetzung.] A translation into the German language of a manuscript on the History of Japanese Lacquer by Tsuda Noritake, dated 1908.
The manuscript, written by Tsuda in the English language, is inscribed with kanji for Japanese names and technical terms. With b/w line drawings of tools and utensils, and reproduction of objects from Japanese lacquer books...
Macintyre, Michael, The Shogun Inheritance, Japan and the Legacy of the Samurai. Based on the BBC TV Series, London, William Collins & Sons Co., BBC, 1981. 216 pp., 167 color ills. 28.5 x 25 cm. Hardboard, dust jacket. Cover slightly rubbed, otherwise good condition.
This book is the result of a BBC film producer’s interest in modern Japan’s industrial culture, with glimpses of old Japan, its martial arts, the theater, and its geisha culture.
Michael Macintyre’s photographs present ...
Fu, Marilyn and Wen Fong, The Wilderness Colors of Tao-chi, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York 1973, cloth, slipcase, 13 5/8 x 10 1/16 in. (35 x 25.8 cm). 5 pp. of introduction, 24 pp. with commentaries and translations to 12 paintings by Tao-chi, with a full page color illustration to each painting, 1 p. notes. The paintings originate from the album “Wilderness colors” which is in the Arthur M. Sackler Collection in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Slipcase slightly rubbed at corners ...
Cohn, William, Chinese Painting, Hacker Art Books, New York 1978, reprint of first edition (1947), 111 pp. text, bibliography and index, 224 pp. b/w illustrations, followed by List of Plates and Index of Collections, 12 3/8 x 9 ¼ in. (31.9 x 24 cm), cloth (dragon picture).
Traces of usage: cover somewhat soiled and rubbed at edges, dent at spine and corner.
History and development of painting in China through the dynasties. Standard work on Chinese painting.