All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Fine Art : Pre 1930 item #1183837 (stock #38005)
Vintages
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Three original copies of Macbeth Gallery’s Art Notes from Jan 1927 (#84), June 1927 (#85, The 35th Anniversary Number) and Nov 1929 (#87). Published by Macbeth Gallery, 15 East 57th Street. Each 5x7 pamphlet has about 30 pages and is profusely illustrated with black and white images of gallery art along with essays on art and artist profiles. These are bound in gray soft covers. Excellent condition, pages are tight and covers have minor cover edge discoloration and bumped corners...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : Bindings : Children : Pre 1900 item #1181079 (stock #1094)
This is a very rare First Edition copy of Louisa May Alcott's The rose family. This was printed in 1864. As stated on the Antiquarian Booksellers web page first editions where issued in printed wrappers, salmon-coated on white and pink coated on white. The covers and all the pages are present but the book is only in poor to good condition. There are 47 pages A very good to fine condition copy would be over $2000 if you could find one...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : Pre 2000 item #1180415
Softcover published by Trinity Repertory Company, Rhode Island. Like new condition. Retrospective essays by various artists illustrated with black & white stills. Binding is tight and text is clean. 128 pgs.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Antiques : Pre 1990 item #1178973 (stock #2058)
"The Art of Oriental Embroidery, History, Aesthetics and Techniques," by Young Y. Chung. 
Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1983.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Antiques : Pre AD 1000 item #1178939 (stock #M9526)
Book: Ancient Sichuan (Chinese Han Dynasty and Earlier)

Published price £64.00. Our price £30.00

This fine book is the fully illustrated catalogue of an exhibition of 125 outstanding examples of Chinese bronze, jade and pottery objects dating from the 13th century BC to the 3rd century AD. It really is packed with information about the civilizations of this period in the Sichuan basin in the relatively isolated south-west of China...

All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Antiques : Pre AD 1000 item #1178937 (stock #M9527)
Book: China Dawn of a Golden Age 200 - 750 AD (Chinese Han to Tang Dynasties)

Published price £45.00. Our price £30.00.

This fine book is the fully illustrated catalogue of an exhibition of 247 outstanding examples of Chinese works of art from the period 200 - 750 AD. The items include ceramics, textiles, stone, jade, bronze, silver, gold, painting, calligraphy, wood as well as items made from other materials, most excavated in recent years and not previously seen outside China...

All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Antiques : Pre 1900 item #1178935 (stock #M9540)
Book: Chinese Jade, Neolithic to 20th Century - "The Immortal Stone"

This fine book covers all anyone needs to know about Chinese Jade, concentrating on the fine collection of Chinese jades in The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge. Jades from the Neolithic period to the Qing dynasty and 20th century are described, discussed and illustrated. Included are jades from the Qing imperial court. See our images for more information.

Hardback with a paper jacket. Size 22 x 25.5 cm...

All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Antiques : Pre AD 1000 item #1178931 (stock #M9528)
British Museum Book- The First Emperor - Qin Dynasty

Published price £40.00. Our price £15.00.

This fine book is the fully illustrated catalogue of an exhibition of 134 outstanding examples of Chinese antiquities from the time of the Kingdom of Qin and the Qin Dynasty. This books covers so much more than just the well-known Terracotta Army. Excavated jade, bronze and pottery objects, figures and animals are illustrated and described in detail...

All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Antiques : Pre AD 1000 item #1178929 (stock #M9530)
British Museum Book- The Terracotta Warriors

Published price £9.99. Our price £5.00.

This is a small yet well-produced book, more a picture book than anything, and is a good introduction to the subject of the First Emperor of China and The Terracotta Warriors. There are many fine close-up photos of individual soldiers from the Terracotta Army, as well as some other photos. Basic background information is also given.

Hardback with a paper jacket. Size 16 x 19 cm. 96 printed pages...

All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Antiques : Pre 1492 item #1178928 (stock #M9531)
Book: Origins of Thai Art

Published price £22.50. Our price £10.00

This books covers the origins and history of Thai art from Neolithic times (c. 2300 BC) up to the 13th century AD. See our images for more information.

Cloth bound hardback with a paper jacket. Size 26 x 23.5 cm. 196 printed pages...

All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Antiques : Pre 1492 item #1178924 (stock #M9532)
Book: Dragon Sea - Vietnamese Hoi An Hoard

Published price £18.99. Our price £6.50

This book, "Dragon Sea", by Frank Pope is essentially the story of a 15th century shipwreck that came to be known as the "Hoi An Hoard"...

All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Contemporary item #1177421 (stock #B-21)
Otafuku: Joy of Japan, bu Amy Katoh. 2005, Tuttle. 192 pages. Condition=New. In English & Japanese. "Amy Katoh explores the colorful world of Otafuku. Katoh traces Otafuku's roots and folk beginnings, showing her many delightful aspects and providing a magical glimpse into this charming and little-known corner of Japanese culture that is sure to enchant readers. This book is filled with more than 100 color photos of Otafuku images selected from the collection of hundreds that Katoh has amass...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Antiques : Pre 1980 item #1176114 (stock #B-21)
"The Unknown Craftsman: A Japanese Insight into Beauty" by Soetsu Yanagi, Foreward by Shoji Hamada, adapted by Bernard Leach. 1973 second printing, Kodansha. Hand-laid paper bound hard cover wit original plastic dust jacket. Book condition - New, small tear (4 cm) on plastic cover. 12 Color and 64 B/W plates. The "bible" of Folk Craft Theory (Mingei Biron) in English. "This book challenges the conventional ideas of art and beauty. What is the value of things made by an anonymous craftsman wo...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Antiques : Pre 1980 item #1176106 (stock #B-19)
"Folk Traditions in Japanese Art" by Victor and Takako Hauge. 1978 First Edition, Kodansha. Clothbound Hard Cover with original dust jacket. 272 pages with 190 pages of color and B/W plates with full descriptions. Condition - New. "This book commemorates the first major traveling exhibition of objects drawn from Japan's great folk traditions. Representing major areas of Japanese folk arts - among them, textiles, ceramics, lacquerware, bamboo objects, furniture, and religious objects - this...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : Pre 1990 item #1176103 (stock #B-18)
"Shigaraki: Potter's Valley" by Louise Allison Cort. 1981 second printing. Clothbound hard cover with original dust jacket. Condition - New. 428 pages, 52 full color photographs and more than 300 B/W photos encompassing both the great variety of Shigaraki wares and the techniques and processes still in use today. Louise Allison Cort, formerly assistant curator of Oriental Art at the Fogg Museum, is a craft historian and the recognized Western authority on Shigaraki ware. "Louise Cort's vision...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Antiques : Pre 1990 item #1176099 (stock #B17)
"Karatsu Ware: A Tradition of Diversity" by Johanna Becker, O.S.B. 1986 First Edition, Kodansha. Clothbound Hard Cover with original dust cover. Condition - New. 220 pages57 color and 179 B/W plates, illustrations, map, kiln list, and glossary. "Here, for the first time in English, a noted scholars examines this famous and important pottery and its tradition, throwing light on the diversity of Karatsu forms and glaze effects. The author traces this pottery's history from the enigma of its or...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Fine Art : Pre 1980 item #1176098 (stock #B-16)
"Hamada Potter" by Bernard Leach. 1975 First Edition, Kodansha. Hadmade paper bound hard cover with original plastic dust cover. The book is bound with hand-laid paper from Fukui Prefecture coated with pine resin sizing. The titling on the cover and spine was silk-screened with natural Japanese lacquer by Wajima Craft, with the held of the lacquer artists Keisuke Ichinaka and Isaburou Kado. The image is Hamada's signature broken sugar cane motif which adorned so many of his pots. 305 pages with...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Pre 1970 item #1176095 (stock #B-15)
"A Potter's Work" by Bernard Leach. 1967 First Edition, Kodansha. Clothbound Hard cover with original dust jacket. Condition-New. 128 pages, 80 photographs, including 12 color plates, with long captions by Leach, plus 30 pages of drawings for pots. All will surely be of inestimable value to students, working potters, and all those interested in ceramic art. "Leach is undoubtably the most famous potter in the Western world. His contribution to the craft is unique - as teacher, writer, and ph...