Fine Chinese paintings dating from the 10th century to the 20th century
With a forward written in both English and Chinese, this book is a great resource for all those interested in seals from various time periods. With hundreds of pictures of not only the seals themselves, but also their imprints, for those who read seal script this book is a goldmine of information. For those, like myself, who are not literate in Chinese it is still an invaluable resource for the identification of seals.
Written by Marie Louise d'Otrange Mastai and published in 1981 by the Smithsonian. The book is part of a set of reference books on antiques. Prepared by the Cooper Hewitt Museum. Very light wear on the jacket otherwise in fine condition.Illustrated with 33 color plates and 102 B&W photos.
Oklahoma Homestead Document c.1860's. Dimensions 16" x 10 1/2". Good condition. Unframed. AC10
Delightful Burma Mogok sapphire Trapiche 50.29ct, attractive dark grey in colour, double sided with the front polished and the back matt, no treatment, absolutely Mogok, 24mm diameter approx x 8.5mm max depth
An extremely pretty and extremely attractively priced natural Melo pearl weighing an immense 22.11ct. Colour is a lovely yellowish orange - our pics have been taken in the strong Bangkok sunlight, which tends to accentuate the orange hue, but actual colour is a little yellower i reality. Perfect shape for a pendant. No crack. One small blemish as evidenced in our pics which can easily be covered with a setting...
Fine collection of vintage 1940's H.W. Rosen mystery book ephemera. This collection includes an original painting, 5 color graphic banners and 8 window graphic posters, all depicting "Wake for a Lady". And a counter-top in store fold out display advertising "Too Busy to Die" - A mystery thriller by H.W. Rosden. The original painting is done with oils and gouache on paper. Dimensions 15" x 20". Unsigned / Unframed. Banner dimensions 6 1/2" x 25". Window poster dimensions 11" x 14"...
An illustrated, collectible hard cover written by Zoe Kincaid and published by McMillan and Co. Numerous illustrations/photos with colorized frontispiece. There is slight water damage on the boards (spotting) and the pages are just a bit rippled. Also, there is a small bit of paper loss on the bottom of the front pastedown and free paper ( see photo), between pages 112-113 a very slight separation from the seam (but all intact) and page 383-4 is uncut- otherwise a fine edition...
A hard cover with dust jacket published by Bonanza Books in 1967. Profusely illustrated - predominately B&W photos. Burton relates his philosophy and method and techniques for creating glass. The book is in very good condition with only three small spots on the textblock.
Age: 60 million years ago.
Origin: South America; Possibly Columbia.
Description: These prehistoric fish fossils are from South America (possibly Columbia) and belonged to the animals that roamed the earth 60 million years ago. Because of the fragile and delicate nature of fossils, they have been framed with composition material similar to cement to keep the fossils from breaking apart...
A two volume set published by Collier in 1902.
The pages are uncut and gilded at the top. Illustrated. Some toning. The olive green textured cloth boards show light wear and a few of the pages have small tears and tiny punchmarks on the edges due to the pages being uncut.
A run of 5 volumes by Sir Walter Scott bound in Tartanware and red Morocco. Each one has a different tartan, Malcolm, Campbell, Clan McPherson, Stuart and McBeth.They are in fairly good condition apart from one, which is split between the leather and the tartan cover. The publishing dates are between 1867 and 1870. They measure 5 1/2 by 3 1/2 ins.
ESSAYS RELATING TO AGRICULTURE AND RURAL AFFAIRS. By James Anderson, Farmer At Monk's-Hill, Aberdeenshire, Edinburgh: Printed For William Creech; and T. Cadell, London. M,DCC,LXXVII (1777). Two volumes. 8vos. Bound in full leather with gilt-lettered spines. The second edition with large additions. With three folding plates in Vol.I and eighteen engraved plates in Vol.2...
Delightful natural saltwater pearl from the Cassis Cornuta species weighing 3.70ct, pretty light pastel orangey-yellow colour, delicate but VERY PRETTY flame structure, no black mark or blemish, shape is baroque but can be positioned in a setting to show a more round face, very nice lustre, absolutely gorgeous and very attractively priced, hence NO offers accepted. 8.0x7.3x7.5mm approx.
This is a very rare, Mattel reference book, from 1974. This was never available for sale. These were used by stores that carried Mattel dolls. This particular copy comes from a long closed doll museum. There are three lists, Liddle Kiddle List, Fashion Doll List (Barbie and friends) and Historical Doll List, this includes all the larger Mattel dolls, Chatty Cathy, all the other talking dolls and toys, all the Mattel dolls from the 1960's and 70's. This is a comprehensive reference list...
Doll Clothes Patterns from the 1867 issue of La Mode Illustree scaled for a 12 inch doll.
This collection features
- Ball Gown
- Regional Costume
- Promenade Ensemble including a Hat.
Patterns are all separated and come with directions.
This collection is also available for 18 inch and 26 inch dolls. Suitable for Huret type enfantine dolls and china dolls.
A Wonderful Time - An Intimate Portrait of the Good Life c.1974. This rare and wonderful book is full of extraordinary photographs of people living a life of luxury and opulence. This is the first printing from 1974. Very good vintage condition.
Herbert Hoover "The Memoirs" Signed Fourth Printing, with Letter from c.1951. Signed and inscribed by Hoover. The letter is on Herbert Hoover stationary, and posted from The Waldorf Astoria Towers in New York City. Bothe the book and the letter are signed by Hoover. Very good condition with part of the original cover (see pics)