All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : Bindings : Children : Pre 1900 item #1360046
A First American Edition published in 1894 by the Century Co. The original green blind stamped cloth boards feature a gilt elephant and tiger to the front and rear. The boards show some wear with modest spotting both on the front and back ( please refer to photos). The book is slightly cocked, and the pages are uncut with top edge gilt. There is a spot on the front paste down and also on few pages. The Content page has a small tear. Black and white illustrations. 303pp.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Numismatics : Coins : Ancient : Byzantine : Pre 1940 item #1363969 (stock #20170723)
china old pair of zhen qhi b b
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Numismatics : Coins : Ancient : Byzantine : Pre 1930 item #1359435 (stock #346)
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All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Numismatics : Coins : Asian : Pre AD 1000 item #1404223
a lots Ancient Islamic gold coins . Ghaznavid
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Fossils : Pre 1800 item #1358827 (stock #20170512c)
China old zitan stick and stand
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1395241 (stock #2058)
A group of five Neolithic tools from the Ertebolle-Ellerbek or Kitchen Midden Culture, Mesolithic Denmark. Flint, all in excellent condition with fine, varied ground patinas. Lengths between 2 1/2" and 3 1/8". Auction purchase. This group includes three multi-tool blades with notches on flakes and two burins. Date to between 5300-3900 BCE.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Numismatics : Coins : Asian : Pre 1800 item #1404222
Lot of 70 various silver Mughal rupees, 17th-18th century, Mughal Empire, India -
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Numismatics : Coins : Ancient : Pre 1970 item #1363134 (stock #38)
china old carpet 3 36 x 1.2
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Numismatics : Pre AD 1000 item #1406262
A rare crystal pair of beads necklace originating from the tribal regions of nagaland India about 300 years old. They were worn by the tribal Lords for power and status in their tribe. A rare collection
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Numismatics : Coins : Ancient : Greek : Pre 1900 item #1363512 (stock #20170516)
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All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Antiques : Pre 1980 item #1398533 (stock #3331)
CATALOGS SOLD INDIVIDUALLY for $5.00 plus shipping, your choice of current cost of USPS Book Rate or Priority Envelope. Various Antiquities Auction Catalogs dating from 1976 to Present. Christie's New York 1989 - Present, Sotheby's New York 1976 - Present, Arte Primitivo 2001 Present, Bonhams, Bonhams & Brooks, Bonhams & Butterfield, Art of the Ancient Years, Minerva & Art of the Ancient World (various years.) Most catalogs from United States, but a few from London & Paris...
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 : Pre 1980 item #773351 (stock #10504)
Nakane, Chie, Japanese Society, Pelican Sociology series, Penguin books, 1981 (re-issue from the original from 1970). Standard work on the subject. Pocket issue.
Slight traces of usage, pages yellowed, some pencil remarks, basically good condition.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Ephemera : Paper : Pre 1980 item #533136
Title: Western Reserve Express
Date: Nov. 15 - Dec. 15 [1974]
Premier Issue: Volume 1, Number 1
Place of publication: Columbiana, Ohio

Approximate size: 17.5" x 11.5"and 12 pages long
Condition: Very good.
Original price: Free

Local paper about art, gardening, culture, music, food, etc. in northeastern Ohio.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Ephemera : Paper : Pre 1980 item #533116
Title: THE WANT AD
Date: February 20, 1971
Premier Issue: Volume 1, Number 1
Place of publication: Brecksville, Ohio

Approximate size: 17.75" x 11.5"and 32 pages long
Condition: Very good.
Original price: 20 cents (but the first issue was complimentary)

I assume this was an early version of what is now "Trading Times." Interesting to see what people were selling back then... and for how much.... long before the Internet and ebay.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Antiques : Pre 1980 item #1121949 (stock #Alib34)
Dorrington-Ward, Carol (ed.), Fans from the east. New York: Debrett's Peerage Limited/The Viking Press 1978.
Hard cover binding with dust jacket.
Essays on fans in China (Julia Hutt), Japan (Joe Earle), Southeast Asia (Nancy Armstrong) an on Chinoiserie with 29 color plates and 79 b/w illustrations.
Dust jackets with minor abrasions (shelf wear) and covers slightly warped.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Ephemera : Postcards : Pre 1950 item #285287 (stock #C-B0001)
A hand colored card in excellent condition marked "Genuine Curteich-Chicago "C T Art-colortone" Post Card (Reg.U.S.Pat.Off.)" "2--Post Card Specialties, Nerw Orleans, LA"
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Antiques : Pre 1990 item #1345660 (stock #Alib54)
Wen Fong, Robert Bagley, Jenny So, Maxwell Hearn, The Great Bronze Age of China, publ. Alfred A. Knopf, Inc./Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York 1980. Hard cover with dust jacket, published in conjunction with the exhibition with the same name in several museums in the USA, 386 pages, numerous color and b/w illustrations of archaic bronzes and artifacts in jade and earthenware etc...
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 : Geological : Geological item #1014678
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All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Geological item #1014672
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A beautiful, rare Pink Coral.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Geological item #1281663
A nephrite jade stone, in shape of imaginery mountain on scholar's table. natural stone and natural polish
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : Documents : Pre 1980 item #814595 (stock #HP/Book3)
Himalaya Primitive
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This is the catalog of the exhibition on the Lamaist Boddhist art in Paris at the Grand Plais from 29 march to 27 June 197 The book has 316 pages , size 24 X 21 cm, 384 pictures black and white and color very good condition
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Antiques : Pre 1980 item #1121946 (stock #ALib09)
Crossman, Carl L., The China Trade. Export Paintings, Furniture, Silver and other Objects, The Pyne Press: Princeton 1972. Hardcover with d/j. XII+275 pp. with many illustrations in b/w and color. (d/j rather worn, inside good condition)
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : Bindings : History : Pre 1837 VR item #411119
This is the LIFE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON, BY JOHN MARSHALL. Published by JAMES CRISSY, PHILADELPHIA, 1839. Two Volumes; 5 3/4" X 8 5/8"; VOL. I has 460 pages & VOL. II has 448 pages; Leather covers; edge and corner wear; interior foxing, grade is VG. ANTIQUE SET for the Collector here
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Geological item #1014651
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A fantastic assortment of beautiful shells.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Geological item #1015568
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All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Antiques : Pre 1990 item #1027904
The Bodhisattva Collection
Free with any purchase from our Chinese Blue and White or Polychrome Sections
An excellent pictorial reference book covering the Koger Collection which features Chinese wares spanning the Neolithic Period through the Qing Dynasty. There are about 155 color photos with editorial by John Ayers. The photos here are really quite excellent. 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...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Geological item #1014675
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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...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Geological item #1250112
A nephrite jade stone, in shape of imaginery mountain on scholar's table. natural stone and natural polish
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Geological item #1250325
A jade stone brush rest for scholar's table. natural stone and polished by nature ! Also a suiseki -scholar'sviewing stone to gain aspiration from nature , nurture patience and calm mind.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Geological item #1014649
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A perfect Brain Coral specimen.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : Bindings : Pre 1900 item #598905 (stock #Misc103)
Henry Noel Humphreys, "Parables of our Lord" printed 1847, New York,D. Appleton edition. 2000 of these books were printed in 1947 and, of those, 1000 were printed with D. Appleton title page. Front and Back book covers are made of Paper-Mache boards covered with elaborately carved black plaster. 31 pages plus the title page are multi-colored chromolithographed, illuminated with each page having a different design...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Antiques : Contemporary item #1028929
The Bodhisattva Collection
Free with any blanc de chine purchase from our Chinese Monochrome section
An excellent pictorial reference specializing in blanc de chine (dehua) and a must-have book for anybody collecting within this field. The text by Robert Blumenthal is very good as well. We personally find that blanc de chine is probably the biggest area of fraud, abuse, and mistake by unscrupulous and /or unknowledgeable dealers, and as such it is probably the main area where novice collectors get burnt the most...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Geological item #1015555
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A Tibetan shell trumpet.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Fine Art : Pre 1940 item #1030031
Stated first edition. An over sized hard cover with colored prints. Published in 1930 by Doubleday Doran & Co. Garden City, New York. The paper label on the spine shows some wear,there is a black smudge on the cover and the board corners show some wear otherwise in fine condition. 32 full page illustrations. 138 pages.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Numismatics : Coins : Asian : Pre AD 1000 item #1318052 (stock #3181)
Rare silver drachma (3.12gram) from the Silk Road State of Khwarezm/Chorasmia, Pre Islamic period circa 7th to 8th century. Obv: Head of ruler possibly King Brawik, rev: horseman with whip or sword. Minor splits at 10:00 and 2:00 respectively. Free shipping via Hong Kong registered airmail. D: 27mm. Similar to tetradrachm sold in 2014 Spinks Auction, Hong Kong.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Antiques : Contemporary item #1028928
The Bodhisattva Collection
Free with any purchase from our Early Chinese section
An excellent pictorial reference book specializing in Chinese tomb sculptures. There are about 70 high quality, full color photos with text both in Chinese and English. The pieces represented cover mostly the same periods as the Bower book on the Solomon Collection, namely the Han, Northern Wei, Northern Qi, and Tang Dynasties, but this book also goes a little further to cover the Song, Yuan, and Ming Dynasties as well...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Geological item #1014654
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A fantastic Goliath Conch specimen.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : Pre 1900 item #620902
Rare hardbound copy of the Pall Mall Illustrated Magazine, edited by Lord Frederic Hamilton. Staining on the frontispiece, title and index pages; front half of the book has light staining on the edges.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Geological item #1014668
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A well conditioned Rams Murex shell.
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 : 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 : Contemporary item #1027909
The Bodhisattva Collection
Free with any purchase from our Japanese section
A very good pictorial reference book focusing specifically on Imari and Kakiemon wares featuring about 95 color photos and some good overview text. 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...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Antiques : Pre 1980 item #1028707
The Bodhisattva Collection
Free with any Rose Medallion purchase or other Chinese Export pieces
A very good reference book that covers various Chinese export wares, but which is especially useful for Chinese Rose Medallion collectors...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Ephemera : Postcards : Pre 1950 item #272451
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Genuine Curt Teich Linen Postcard, RCA Building, Rockefeller Center, At Night, New York City, Prometheus Fountain, Postmark 1940. Front Excellent Condition. Back Condition Pictured.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Ephemera : Postcards : Pre 1960 item #273067
Shirley Allen
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"Fishing Off the Million Dollar Pier, Atlantic City, N.J." Vintage Linen Postcard, As Featured in the Book "Linen Postcards Images of the American Dream". Condition Excellent. Tichnor
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Ephemera : Postcards : Pre 1960 item #272439
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Linen Postcard, "Butch and Maisie", Beautiful, Sulpher-Crested Cockattoos, Parrot Jungle, Miami, Florida. Excellent Condition.