Back in stock, but limited copies only: DPRK / North Korean Museum Book
Neolithic, Koryo Dynasty etc..
The great leader Comrade Kim Il Sung said: "Our nation, celebrated for its long history and brilliant culture, has contributed a great deal of scientific creations and inventions to the treasure house of human culture since the ancient times."
Part of the introduction to this fine book...
A Martin Gordon Inc. soft cover catalog for the auction held at the Hotel St. Moritz (NYC) on May 9 & 10, 1977. Black and white photos feature almost all of the 1152 lots of Fine 16th thru 20thC Prints, Vintage Photographs, Print and Photographic Reference Books. The cover(front and back) shows light wear and there is a small tear at the top of the back cover, otherwise in good condition. Artists: Baron De Meyer, Atget, Curtis, Roussel,Hassam,Picasso,Matisse etc...
BLANC DE CHINE Porcelain from Dehua, a gorgeous and invaluable hard cover used book in excellent condition, by Rose Kerr & John Ayers, "A Catalogue of the Hickley Collection, Singapore," published by Curzon Press in 2002. 160+ items are discussed and illustrated in full color. Insured Priority Mail within the U.S. $15. Elsewhere at cost.
The Peony Pavilion Collection: Chinese Ceramics for Japan (c. 1580-1650). Scarce hard cover by Christie, Manson & Woods, Ltd., 1989. 122 pp. of text with full-color illustrations. Excellent condition. Our price includes insured USPS Priority Mail shipping.
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In two volumes, this set was published in 1953 by the United Fruit Company, authors Richard B. Woodbury and Aubrey S. Trik. Both volumes are in black cloth hardcovers with gold lettering and map on front, two folded maps in rear pocket of volume I, with many other fold out maps, drawings, and photos and descriptions of entire exploration and restoration of Mayan ruins of Zaculeu. Vol I has pages 1-324, and Volume II has pages 325-466...
Soft cover published by Harry Abrams, NY.
Impressive examples of period cuff links. There is a black marker line on the bottom edge that shows up as a tiny tiny dot on the bottom of some pages, otherwise in mint condition.
199 illustrations/186 colored plates. 112 pgs.
A Vision Shared: A Classic Portrait of America and Its People: 1935-1943. Published by St. Martins Press in 1976. Text by Hank O'Neal, photos by Dorothea Lange, Walker Evans etc... This hard cover coffee table book is tight and clean however the dust jacket is tattered. A small stain is also at the bottom of the front beige linen board. Wonderful B&W photos that capture that period in time.
This is an out of print hard cover book on stone archways or gates in the Huizhou district of China. ISBN 7-5398-0314-2/J. In very good condition with the exception of the paper cover and some bubbling on the paper where it attaches to the hardcover in the back. Over 50 pages with 111 black and white photos.
Collier's Cyclopedia of Social + Commercial Information. A treasury of useful and entertaining knowledge on art, science, pastimes,belles- lettres etc....complied by Nugent Robinson and published by Peter Fenelon Collier New York ( 1882). Issues: the boards are very worn with tears and there is a split from the binding a quarter of the way down( see photo) however the book itself is generally intact and in readable condition...
Painted Splendor -The Context and Conservation of a Chinese Reception Hall in the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The exhibit offers "a rare glimpse of the monumental building style and magnificent decorative painting associated with traditional palace architecture in China...built in Beijing in the final years of the Ming dynasty..."
Published in 2004 by the Philadelphia Museum of Art. 48 pgs., 40 color reproductions, 7 b&w reproductions.
A soft cover catalog featuring artwork in the International Museum of Children's Art. The museum was founded in Berlin in 1993. Also included is a museum brochure. Text is in English and German.
Many colored plates. Near fine condition. 176 pgs.
Early English book press c1800 with acorn finial in original condition. Measures 26 inches wide by 14.5 inches deep and 53 inches to the top of its sides. Wonderful hand turned acorn finial, hand cut dovetailed sides and drawer. Shipping extra. Connecticut residents and buyers picking up in Connecticut add 6.35% state sales tax. Buyers outside the USA are responsible for any taxes,tariffs or customs that might apply...
A hard cover with blue boards embossed with faint gilt lettering and design. Published by Alfred Knopf New York 1946 and translated from the Icelandic by J.A. Thompson.The boards show some wear on the edges and staining otherwise in good condition. Possibly an unstated first edition
The Deadliest Men by Paul Kirchner Soft Bound C: 2001. 417 pages. Offered as a result of frequent requests by my valued customers. This book provides facts surrounding my personal gun fighting experiences in my store. These events occurred from 1989 to 1992 in the Watchcompany retail store in West Los Angeles. Signed, upon request. THIS IS A FINE COLLECTIBLE. DON'T INVEST IN THE STOCK MARKET. BUY SOMETHING PROVEN IN TIME...
This is the French edition published in 1931 by Calmann-Levy. The red boards show signs of wear on the edges and the pages have yellowed. A name is written in blue crayon or pencil on the front endpaper otherwise unmarked.
This particular book was given to me by Dorrian Ball
who discovered and salvaged 'The Diana Cargo' c1817.
This catalogue is a hardback, Signed by the author and is ununsed.
An important book on the work of Mies van der Rohe, focusing on the architecture of this 20th Century icon of design. Published in 1994 in conjunction with the Whitney Library of Design and printed by Watson-Guptil Publications in New York, by Werner Blaser. Consisting of 240 pages, with numerous black and white photographs, plans, architectural drawings and sketches, this is an informative and sleek volume celebrating a man who helped define and influence modernism...