All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : Contemporary item #817549
Apolonia Ancient Art
Price as ordered. Kindle version available at: http://www.amazon.com!
If you are a neophyte or an advanced collector of ancient art, "Into the Antiquities Trade" by Kevin R. Cheek is a valuable resource and a "must read" for every collector. This book defines and explains the political situation relative to the trade, as seen in the chapter "Who's Who", and clarifies the "pro" and "con" positions that the three different camps take regading the trade...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Contemporary item #1371695 (stock #1-1068)
"China's Old Dwellings" by Ronald G. Knapp. Published by Hawaii University. 2000. 362 pages. Numerous illustrations (maps, drawings, reproductions of ancient engravings, photos). Soft cover as pictured is clean showing almost no wear. Binding is solid. Pages are clean. No marks, highlighting, underlining or inscriptions. A comprehensive critical examination of China's folk architectural forms. The work begins by tracing the interest in Chinese vernacular buildings in the 20th century...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Mineral Specimens : Contemporary item #1399447
what pdx
$125.00
Octagonal beveled Quartz art base stand . Unique stand with double bevel edge a little over 3.5" diameter over 1" thick and 2.25" display area on top. 1 tiny flea bites to top edging . only quartz base is included in this listing. selling asis with very slight flea bites .These may be smelted quartz crystal with hand cutting.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : Pre 2000 item #1333986
Taylor Publishing 1992.The cover shows light wear, the price is clipped and there is an inscription on the front free paper. The book itself is in mint condition.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Pre 2000 item #1394539
Sotheby's auction catalog for December 12,1991. In fine condition, the back cover shows very light wear.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : Pre 2000 item #752613
Himalaya Primitive
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The most complete and famous book on Himalayan masks Edited In 1995 Stock Out of print , The case is missing but excellent condition
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Fine Art : Pre 2000 item #1284777 (stock #443tb)
E & M Perez
$110.00
This is the XII Edition (1994-1995) of the annual price guide to Italian painters, Il Valore Dei Pipinti Italiani Dell'Ottocento E Del Primo Novecento, edited by Giuseppe Luigi Marini. Large volume, 527 pages, with comprehensive listing of Italian painters of the nineteenth and early 20th centuries, each with illustrations of their work, recent auction prices, and signature examples. Artists are listed alphabetically, and many have multiple images, some in color...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Pre 2000 item #1187667
This is a companion piece to the Museum's major exhibition that celebrated Cartier's 150th year anniversary. This soft cover edition, published in 1997 by the Trustees of the British Museum, is the most authoritative work on Cartier's work to date. It features 350 colored and 50 black and white illustrations. 320pgs. Light surface wear and spotting on the cover otherwise in mint condition.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Antiques : Pre 2000 item #47902 (stock #94)
This is Ms. Thuro's companion book to Oil Lamps I. The focus here is on rare cased glass, colored glass and composite kerosene lamps and in combination with Oil Lamps I, is a valued addition to a complete study of the kerosene lamp. Has a 1998 Price Guide and is in hard cover measuring 9" by 12".
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Antiques : Pre 2000 item #1262389 (stock #914107ME)
Synopsis French marble clocks are increasing in popularity. This book deals with this subject. Its opening chapters reveal the history of the marble clock along with information about their origins and makers. Some chapters take a look at the famous pendule de Paris movement that is found in many French mantel clocks from the 19th and early 20th centuries. The French Marble Clockis the first complete book on the subject, written by Nicolas Thorpe, who is an enthusiastic collector...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Fine Art : Pre 2000 item #540244
This approximately 10" x 7.25" journal is in great condition, essentially new, still in the printer's shrink wrap. Published by the Wolfsonian, this issue was so popular that quickly went out of print (OOP). It is now available from them only in a photocopy version. Here is the color original, paperbound, and more than 260 pages long...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Antiques : Pre 2000 item #1027907
The Bodhisattva Collection
Free with any purchase from our Early Chinese section
An excellent pictorial reference book focusing on tomb items from China's Golden Age with heavy concentration on Tang and Han Dynasty items, but Eastern Zhou, Warring States, Spring and Autumn, and Qin Dynasty Periods are covered as well. There are over 120 color photos, most pieces are bronzes and/or gilded bronzes, but there are also some jade and early pottery pieces represented as well. The text is also very informative...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : Pre 2000 item #265295
STUDIO ANTIQUES & FINE ART, INC.
$55.00
plus shipping
We have a limited number of copies of the "Artists of Washington, D.C., 1796-1996" from the estate of Virgil McMahan. Published privately, this is the best biographical dictionary available on Washington area artists. Extensively researched, and illustrated with b/w photos of the author's own collection of paintings, it provides information on more than two thousand artists born before 1900. Paperback, 8.5" x 11", 240 pages
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Pre 2000 item #1103867
Published in 1993, Vol.1. Invaluable reference guide for American Arts & Crafts jewelry and metalwork. Randahl Shop, Kalo, Thomae, Jarvie, Liberty are just some of the shops/artists featured. Black and white pictures and colored centerfold. 273 items listed.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Pre 2000 item #1066825
A German catalog from Jurgen Holstein Antiquariat.Katalog # 93 AVANTGARDE-(MEIST) GEDRUCKT. BRUCKE BAUHAUS, DOCUMENTA KUNDST und LITERATUR, CA 1900-1975, BUCHER, GRAPHIK DOCUMENTA, PLAKATE DAZU ENINIGRE OBJEKETE. Unpaginated. 442 lots that include photographs, posters...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : Pre 2000 item #1103868
Published in 1992, Vol.2. Invaluable reference guide for early American Arts & Crafts jewelry and metalwork. Black and white pictures and colored centerfold. 191 items listed.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Pre 2000 item #1065999
Softcover. 343 lots all pictured in color. The cover shows light wear and the back is creased. No writing.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Antiques : Pre 2000 item #1364205 (stock #SHK19981103)
Sotheby’s Hong Kong auction catalogue. Monday November 2, 1998 Fine Chinese Ceramics Works of Art, Jade Carvings and Snuff Bottles Sale Code: HK0137 ZI YI Softcover with Price List: 206 pages, 344 lots, all of the lots are pictured in colour. Size: 10-5/8” x 8-1/4”. Condition: Used - minor cover wear, otherwise excellent. Estimated Packaged weight 1.60 lbs
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Antiques : Pre 2000 item #743509 (stock #B 094)
Netsuke Kenkyukai Study Journal, Vol. 13, Number 2, Summer 1993. Contents:
Bushell Raymond, Questions & Answers, pp. 5-8, Ulak, James T., Namban, pp. 9-12, Lewis, Edmund J., When the Twain Met: The Namban Influence Upon Japanese Lacquer Art, pp. 13-24, Moss, Paul, Let’s go Dutch, Namban Netsuke, pp. 25-37, Kress, Else, Tobacco Smoking, Namban-jin and Their Pets in Old Japan, pp. 38-48, Dean, Michael, Four Groups of Japanese Namban Lacquer, pp...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Fine Art : Pre 2000 item #540253
This approximately 10" x 7.25" journal is in good condition. Published by the Wolfsonian, with color illustrations, paperbound, and more than 272 pages long. Three copies are available, each in the original shrink wrap. (Sorry, no further discounts.) Shipping is an additional $2.50.

Articles are the following:

Narciso G...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Antiques : Pre 2000 item #1371694
A large coffee table book published in 1997 by the Davis Museum and Cultural Center, Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA. This is a stated Second Printing near mint condition There is a tiny tear on the back jacket- the book has a plastic covering. 273 illustrations~ 50 in full color. 246pp.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : Pre 2000 item #1218082
Published in 1990 by LUCORAL. Hard cover catalogue with dust jacket featuring the 1989-1990 collection. The company was formed 1963 by Ching-Shui Lu, Chairman of the Taiwan Pescadores Fisherman's Association. Jade, pearls, coral and other various gemstones, cloisonne items and watches are pictured along with costume jewelry. The book is in good condition, just the board edges show wear; however, the dust jacket has some small tears. Original price $88 (USD). 119 pgs.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Antiques : Pre 2000 item #1305086
"A Mighty and Valiant Underground Army over 2200 Years Back". This profusely illustrated soft cover was published by the Shaanxi Sanquinj Publishing House. Page 12 is a bit loose but intact. Both color and B&W photos. 128 pp. Front inscription perhaps by the author...Please disregard glare on front cover.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Pre 2000 item #1318452
An illustrated hard cover with dust jacket written by Peter Thornton and published in 1998 by Harry F Abrams New York.The jacket has very very light wear on the edge and corners otherwise the book is in mint condition. 438plates ~216pp.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : Bindings : History : Pre 2000 item #1254152 (stock #C0Am)
DAG Trading
$125.00
RETHINKING OUR PRE-HISTORY. An uncirculated, author signed copy of this study of comparative anthropology directed toward somatic morphology. The physical features of indigenous peoples of both North and South America are reflected upon as well as hominids of pre-history.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Pre 2000 item #1334899
A large coffee table book published in 1996 by Harry N. Abrams. This hard cover with jacket is in excellent condition however there is an inscription on the front free paper.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Pre 2000 item #1345199
A large coffee table book published by Rizzoli in association with the Museums at Stoney Brook in conjunction with the exhibition "Stanford White on Long Island" July 4-November 1, 1998.Photographs by Johnathan Wallen.Very slightly musty. 252pp.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : Pre 2000 item #1341340
A soft cover book published in 1997 by Raimage, Tanger, Morocco. Colored photos of the region of Agadir, on the coast near the Atlas Mountains.Text by Mohamed Temsamani. 95pp
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Numismatics : Coins : African : Pre 2000 item #1258680 (stock #02473)
Princess Diana $20 Liberia 1 oz...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : Bindings : History : Pre 2000 item #1153806 (stock #B18)
Watch Company
$100.00
Personally signed by the only living participant in this book. 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. Personally signed. THIS IS A FINE COLLECTIBLE. DON'T INVEST IN THE STOCK MARKET. BUY SOMETHING PROVEN IN TIME.

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All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Antiques : Pre 2000 item #1262684 (stock #914101ME)
by M. F. Tennant. Rare Book Un-read with slight shelf wear. Like new.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Antiques : Pre 2000 item #1028710
The Bodhisattva Collection
Free with any Imari purchase from our Japanese section
An excellent pictorial reference book specializing entirely in Japanese Imari wares. The pieces span the gamut from the earliest Imari wares of the late 17th century, all the way through the Meiji Period Imari wares of the late 19th century. There are over 100 high quality color photos. In our candid opinion, it's not enough of a reason to purchase an antique merely for the sake of a free book, but any client already seriously contemplating a purchase can enjoy this as a free extra.

Man...

All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Fine Art : Pre 2000 item #540205
This approximately 10" x 7.25" journal is in good condition. Published by the Wolfsonian, this issue was so popular that it quickly went out of print (OOP). It is now available from them only in a photocopy version. Here is the color original, paperbound, and more than 98 pages long. Shipping is an additional $2.50.

Articles are the following:

Zelimir Koscevic, "Introduction";

Irina Subotic, "Zenit and Zenitism";

Peter Krecic, "Joze Plecnik and Art Deco";
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Pre 2000 item #1333987
A hard cover with dustjacket in mint condition featuring 519 illustrations with 65 in color. This is a reprint published in 1992 by Thames and Hudson, New York.Foreword by the Seventh Earl of Carnarvon. 224pp.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Pre 2000 item #1312905 (stock #SK890)
Galerie Hafner
$380.00
shipping included
Volume 4 and 5 of the Oriental Rugs series in English, first published in German by Battenberg in 1989. Antique Collectors' Club, 1995, hardcover. Fully illustrated reference books. Condition: fine, few traces of usage. Dimension: 25.9 cm x 21.8 cm.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Antiques : Pre 2000 item #176847
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.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Antiques : Pre 2000 item #664569 (stock #10468)
Eijer, Dieuwke, Kagamibuta, Mirrors of Japanese Life and Legend, The Baur Collection / Heinz Kaempfer Fund (Geneva / Leiden), 1994. 95 pages, numerous b/w and color illustrations. Extensive description of the history, materials, techniques of kagamibuta, its subject matter and kagamibuta makers, richly illustrated with excellent photos of pieces from the Baur Collection and from private collections. The appendix contains a list of kagamibuta makers with their signatures and biographic informatio...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Antiques : Pre 2000 item #372651 (stock #10252)
White, Helen, Snuff Bottles from China. The Victoria and Albert Collection, Bamboo Publishing Ltd. in association with the Victoria and Albert Museum, London 1990. First edition. Hardcover (green fine linen), 14 ½ x 10 ¼ in. (37 x 26.4 cm), 291pp. with numerous color illustrations, green linen slipcover.
Well written introduction to the history of tobacco and the use of snuff bottles, followed by a description of the collection snuff bottles, organized according to material (hardstones,...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Antiques : Pre 2000 item #956154 (stock #BLib7)
Kerr, Rose, Chinese ceramics. Porcelain of the Qing Dynasty 1644-1911, Victoria and Albert Museum: London 1986. Reprint from 1998. Hardcover with d/j. 142 pp. with many illustrations in color and b/w, including photos of seals, marks and bottoms.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : Pre 2000 item #1247580
Samarian Coinage (Publications of the Israel Numismatic Society: Numismatic Studies and Researches, Volume IX)

Author: Ya’akov Meshorer and Shraga Qedar

Publisher: Israel Numismatic Society, 1999

Hardcover; 128 pages; 31 plates

Dimensions: 9.4 x 6.9 x 0.7 inches

In excellent condition

Out of Print; Scarce

Both detailed and engaging, this book is the most recent and comprehensive work on the coinage of Ancient Samaria. It includes a total of 224 coins and i...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Philately : Stamps : World : Pre 2000 item #1381829
Official Canada Post Year Album for 1995. These stamps represent the whole year presented in clear cellophane mounts so stamps are attached to illustrated pages without being directly hinged. Canada post albums are hardbound with slipcase and printed in colour throughout with much background information. Also unopened limited edition Transport Postcards issue of 1996 & official Capex 1996 Catalogue.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : Pre 2000 item #1025983
Covering Bristol’s formative years, this is the story of people and events surrounding the rise of this city between two states—the town Joseph R. Anderson, its founder, wanted to call “Paradise.” The author has endeavored to “tell it like it was” without fear or favor, showing no undue regard for long cherished but undocumented historical traditions that have grown up over the years. On these pages you will meet a cross section of Bristol’s ancestry, ranging from the noble and we...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Antiques : Pre 2000 item #372266 (stock #10250)
Fahr-Becker, Gabriele (ed.), The Art of East Asia, English edition, Koenemann Verlagsgesellschaft mbH, Cologne, 1999, 2 vols., 406pp and 407pp. 12 ½ x 10 ¾ in. (32 x 27.8 cm). Hardcover with dust jacket, in slipcase.
In these volumes the arts and cultures are discussed, richly illustrated in color, of China, Indonesia and the Champa Kingdoms (vol. I) and of the Kingdom of the Khmer, Thailand, Laos, Burma, Vietnam, Japan and Korea (vol. II). The focus of this book is clearly on China and Ja...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : Pre 2000 item #454617 (stock #SCSilverBk)
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. More than 550 silversmiths have been included in this book which has a...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Pre 2000 item #1191294
Messengers of Modernism~American Studio Jewelry (1940-1960). Hard cover with dustjacket in pristine condition.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Antiques : Pre 2000 item #1305084
A coffee table book in mint condition. Produced by Tricia Foley, photographs by Jeff McNamara and text by Catherine Calvert. Published in 1998 by Clarkson Potter. 176pp.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Pre 2000 item #1284850 (stock #444tb)
E & M Perez
$400.00
This set of nine volumes from the Americanist Studies, published by the Smithsonian, is part of 20 planned volumes, begun in 1978, and only 17 were completed. Edited by William C. Sturtevant, each volume covered a specific region or topic, and was edited and written by recognized experts in the particular area. This work documents information about all Indigenous peoples of the Americas north of Mesoamerica, including cultural and physical aspects of the people, language family, history, and...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Antiques : Pre 2000 item #1345632 (stock #Alib50)
Thomas Fok, Connoisseurship of Rhinoceros Horn Carvings in China, publ. Thomas Fok, New York 1999. Hardcover with dust jacket, catalog of private collection, 255 pages, 192 rhino horn and related objects with descriptions (Chinese and English) and color illustrations, with introduction in English and Chinese. ISBN 962-321-046-9

Very good condition, dust jacket wrinkled at top.

Economy shipping within USA $7.99

All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Antiques : Pre 2000 item #1066005
A slim, oversized softcover book with b&w photos. Text by Robin Emmerson. Printed by The Gallpen Press Ltd. Pottergate, Norwich(1984.) Very very light wear on the cover. Unmarked. 24pp.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Antiques : Pre 2000 item #743518 (stock #B 095)
Netsuke Kenkyukai Study Journal, Vol. 14, Number 1, Spring 1994. Contents:
Bushell Raymond, Questions & Answers, pp. 5-13 / 44-45, Kurstin, Joseph, Netsuke: Story Carvings of Old Japan, An Exhibit of Netsuke and Inro at EPCOT Center, pp. 14-24, Kres, Else, Zeshin Cake Box in the Collection of Harriet and Melvin Jahss, new York, pp. 25-31, Lewis, Edmund J. The Bekkoden Sennin Inro, pp. 32-26, Wilhelm, Gabor, On the Continent, Sales room news, from Paris, Cologne, and Orleans, France, pp...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Antiques : Pre 2000 item #1228395
The book features 219 lots including jade, ivory, silver and gold. Colored photos. Mint condition. Published by the Oriental Art Gallery London.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Pre 2000 item #1317232
Written by anthropologist, Michele Coquet and published in 1998 by the University of Chicago Press. Empires, Kingdoms, Chieftancies, Ethnic groups, Court Objects along w/ maps. Invaluable Resource. 182pp.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Pre 2000 item #1407708
Published by the John Carter Brown Library in 1996,this book is one of 1500 copies. Rare manuscripts and books are illustrated. There is a black line along the bottom textblock; the cover is fine. No dustjacket. 147pp.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Antiques : Pre 2000 item #1356529
A companion piece to an exhibit held at the Kurland -Zabar Gallery in New York May-June 1990. Includes articles written by David Rago and Rosalie Berberian. This softcover is in "like new "condition. 50pp.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Antiques : Pre 2000 item #1104511
An auction catalog in good condition with 176 lots. Includes art, maps, ephemera,photography etc. from Arctic and Antarctica, Early Voyages, Africa, the Americas,the Middle East, Asia, the Indian Ocean, The Pacific and Australasia expeditions.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Pre 2000 item #1288230 (stock #BK6)
Ancient East
$55.00
DESCRIPTION: “Tibetan Art: Tracing the Development of Spiritual Ideals and Art in Tibet, 600 – 2000 AD” is a treasure trove of the creativity Tibet has harbored over the centuries. Amy Heller places Tibetan art into an historical and social setting, and has richly illustrated this work with over 120 color and 147 black and white photographs. Heller shows how the aesthetics of Buddhism, monasteries, Dali Lamas, renowned artists and outside influences, together with the country’s topogra...
Autographed hardback reference book, published in 1997. 372 pages. Over 1120 illustrations. Nominated for a prize in Distinguished Scholarship, given by the Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian Institution. Value guide. An intimate portrait of R. Guy Cowan and his circle of family, colleagues, designers, and students. Scores of previously unknown Cowan shapes are illustrated (both unique and molded), from utilitarian wares like tea sets and electric table lamps to limited-edition sculpture and lady flow...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Antiques : Pre 2000 item #1028713
An excellent and absolutely essential pictorial reference book for anybody interested in Burmese wares. From lacquerware to carved statuary to offering vessels of all kinds, this book has over 180 excellent full color photos of all things Burmese. In our candid opinion, it's not enough of a reason to purchase an antique merely for the sake of a free book, but any client already seriously contemplating a purchase can enjoy this as a free extra.

Many collectors, especially beginners, do n...

All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : Pre 2000 item #1318848
A stated first printing with dust jacket published in September 1990 by Addison Wesley. The jacket show light wear at the corners/ spine otherwise fine.268 pages with additional notes on the back.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Antiques : Pre 2000 item #1233913 (stock #BK14)
Ancient East
$45.00
DESCRIPTION: Four small books written in Chinese, each relating to a different discipline of Chinese works of art. Each is richly illustrated in full color with many examples of the art forms covered. In the first photo listed here, starting at the upper left and going clockwise, is a book dedicated to bamboo arts, including brush pots, baskets and boxes. Next is a book dedicated to ink stones, from simple to elaborate. The third volume richly illustrates cinnabar lacquer pieces from the Han...