Art Nouveau in Munich, Hiesinger, Kathryn, ed., Philadelphia Museum of Art / Prestel Verlag, Munich, 1988. 9x11, 177pgs, softbound, black/white & color, published in conjunction with exhibition of 1988-1989, 148 items illus. in black/white & color photos. The catalogue lists 148 different examples of Furniture, Textiles, Graphics, Ceramics, Glass, Silver, ect...
Art Nouveau Bing: Paris Style 1900. Gabriel P Weisberg, 295 pp. with 83 color plates and 251 b&w illustrations. Large 4to, softcover. New York, Abrams, 1986. Illustrated with many excellent b&w and some color photos of fine art nouveau examples: furniture, silverwork, metalwork, ceramics, artwork; glass, Tiffany and more.
Carlo Mollino: Architecture as Autobiography
Giovanni Brino, Rizzoli, 1987, 160 pp, profusely illustrated with over 200 color and b/w photographs, drawings, diagrams, etc, 11 x 9 in., English, hardcover with dj. FINE.
Carlo Mollino (1905-1973) has been called a lot of things: designer, architect, sex and drug-obsessed genius, and connoiseur of extreme decoration...
This 1851 educational text was published by the Sanborn & Carter Company of Portland, Maine. Authored by Salem Town, L.L.D., this revised edition from the original published in 1848 is touted as, βA reader designed for the middle class pupils of our public schools, embracing full and important exercises in elocution and articulation.β!
Hardcover, 288 pages; Good condition: Minimal foxing, no tears, tight binding, corner edge wear to cover...
Anne Odom's 1996 "Russian Enamels: Kievan Rus to Faberge" is a landmark publication filled with extraordinary examples of traditional Russian enameled silver and gold objects. All the objects, drawn from the Walters Art Gallery, the Hillwood Museum and a private collection, are beautifully illustrated and described in great detail. This is the 1st edition paperback version published in conjunction with the 1996 exhibit at the Walters. Excellent, unread condition. 208 pages.
This is the Excellent ART BOOK: HIS LIFE, ART AND LETTERS by Barbara
E. White, 1984. 311p; Folio size 10 3/4" X 14"; 391 illustrations incl. 125 in full Color & some FOLDOUTS; condition is NF. jpgs give more info pertaining to RENOIR and this well-known Book
Rare and scare facsimile of Washington's Accounts from June 1775 to June 1783.As noted on the front page, "This book contains some of the most interesting documents connected with Washington's military command and civil administration; embracing among others the Farewell Address to the People of the United States. Together with an eulogium on the character of Washington, by Major W. Jackson, one of his aids -de camps...
"Linen Postcards Images of the American Dream", this is it, the first the only linen postcard reference book.
Mark Werther and Lorenzo Mott have poured there Passion and Knowledge into this Magic Book.
This is the 1898 Hardbound Book: TWO LITTLE PRISONERS by THOMAS NELSON PAGE. 82p; 12mo; interior cover and endpaper has "Artwork" and pencil marks; tape from an earlier day also visible interior cover (see jpg) and back cover; all pages intact and holding; typical cover age oxidation; grade is G++ to VG. Well known author who wrote about BLACK AMERICAN subject matter. Add this ANTIQUE to the Shelf
This is an Unusual ANTIQUE with Beautiful Illustrations by STUART TRAVIS. 122p; 8vo; spine has some top pull wear; edge & corner wear;
each page's copy is "framed in"; grade is VG VG+. 96 Year Old
DEVOTA by AUGUSTA EVANS WILSON. Excellent Period Romance
Darling British child's book "A Book of Tales". It is signed and dated 1922. It has several tales by several different authors and two color pictures. It is in good condition for its age with some fraying to the spine. This would be a wonderful addition to your collection!
This is the DECAMERON OF BOCCACCIO by GIOVANNI BOCCACCIO in 2 Volumes.
Famous Medieval ITALIAN work with 700+ pages in the 2 Volumes; 8vo; gilded top pages; multi photogravure illustrations by LOUIS CHALON; ART NOUVEAU Designs dating this production ca. 1900 to 1920; grade is VG+ (some may grade higher)...
This is the ANTIQUE BOOK: THE MARTIAN by GEORGE DU MAURIER published by HARPER'S in 1897. 477p; 5 1/4" X 7 1/2"; multi illustrations by the Author; oxidation on the cover; light foxing page ends; pages 424 to 438 indented at the ends; grade is VG to VG+. A Desirable and Well known Antique BOOK from a MARYLAND Estate. jpgs give more info
Russian pamphlet printed in cyrillic to remember the regicide of the Czarist family murdered by the Soviet Communists-has picture of Czarina-4 inches by 3 inches-shaken -some soiling-black ribbon-printed in US in the 20s--fine piece of history
The book, THOMPSON IN AFRICA or AN ACCOUNT OF THE MISSIONARY LABORS, SUFFERINGS, TRAVELS, AND OBSERVATIONS is the compilation of the journal kept by missionary George Thompson while working at the Mendi Mission in Sierra Leone, Africa, during the period 1848-1851...
If you have a Retro room, here's a great tabletop accessory. It's the book club edition of March Cost's "The Hour Awaits." I don't know which dust jacket view I like better - the slick high-colored cover featuring an evening-gowned beauty (a princess in peril, no less) or the back with its incredibly Retro portrait of the Scottish actress-turned-author, quite a glam queen in her day...
This is the Book: The POETICAL WORKS of SIR WALTER SCOTT, BART.
647p; 12mo; edge and corner wear; embossed cover; multiple illustrations; grade is VG. This Book is being sold for the first time on the open Secondary Market, uncirculated to the general public until now...virtually "off the Shelf" from an Exceptional Virginia Estate of Antiques and Collectibles. jpgs give much more information.
This is the Book: The MUSIC DRAMAS of RICHARD WAGNER by ALBERT LAVIGNAC, 1898. 515p; 8vo; bars of music on mutiple pages; two fold out pages of music; edge wear; slight interior binding looseness; grade is VG to VG+. From a VIRGINIA collection of Antique MUSIC BOOKS. jpgs tell the rest.