Professionally framed in an intricate, antique-look, gold gilt molding with museum quality, acid-free mat and mounting materials, this 1840, hand-colored map of Germany, Switzerland, and Northern Italy will be well-preserved for many, many years to come!
Photography was a challenge in an attempt to avoid flash reflections. As such, please note that the rich coloring- violet, yellow, green and gray- is even throughout the map.
All print and map detailing is clean and easily read...
The book, THOMPSON IN AFRICA or AN ACCOUNT OF THE MISSIONARY LABORS, SUFFERINGS, TRAVELS, AND OBSERVATIONS is the compilation of the journal kept by missionary George Thompson while working at the Mendi Mission in Sierra Leone, Africa, during the period 1848-1851...
This is the Book: The POETICAL WORKS of SIR WALTER SCOTT, BART.
647p; 12mo; edge and corner wear; embossed cover; multiple illustrations; grade is VG. This Book is being sold for the first time on the open Secondary Market, uncirculated to the general public until now...virtually "off the Shelf" from an Exceptional Virginia Estate of Antiques and Collectibles. jpgs give much more information.
This is the Book: The MUSIC DRAMAS of RICHARD WAGNER by ALBERT LAVIGNAC, 1898. 515p; 8vo; bars of music on mutiple pages; two fold out pages of music; edge wear; slight interior binding looseness; grade is VG to VG+. From a VIRGINIA collection of Antique MUSIC BOOKS. jpgs tell the rest.
This is the BOOK: WITH FEET TO THE EARTH by CHARLES M. SKINNER dated 1899. This is about Nature Walks and very well done with multi illustrations. 231p; 12mo; yes there is some foxing interior; gilded top pages; great illustrations tissue covered. Desirable ANTIQUE BOOK with Art Nouveau Influences
Autographed! This best-selling 288-page hardback reference book has been newly revised for the 2nd edition. The expanded edition features 24 new color photographs (including more lookalikes and reproductions), 2001-2002 values in captions, newly documented factory shape numbers for Vista (& other lines), cross references to Crystal Green (in the Ivory shape list), and more! This is the book that introduced the popular Early Velmoss line as a ca...
This new hardback tells the story of Roseville Pottery (1890-1954), called "America's fastest selling decorative art pottery"! Over 800 stunning color photos depict raritie, plus shapes missing from factory pages, and dozens of unpublished factory documents...
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...
This is the BOOK: PT 109 By ROBERT J. DONOVAN 1961 First Edition.
247p; 8vo; many B&W photo illus; dj is torn backside and nicked but normally;
plastic clear cover; hb grade is NF. From a VIRGINIA Estate of Quality Books...add this first ed. to the JFK Collection.
This is the ANTIQUE BOOK: LOVEY MARY by ALICE H. RICE 1903 CENTURY.
The size is duodecimo; 197p; some interior illus; light edge and corner wear; grade is VG VG+. Well known early 20th Century Author..
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Cute embossed Halloween post card illustrating a boy using a giant jack o'lantern to scare a grown man. The man's hair is sticking straight up and his cap is flying off! The front is marked "Copyrighted 1909 By Julius Bien & Co., N.Y.". The back is marked "'Halloween' Series Number 980". Postmarked 1909. Condition: bright coloring, some light creasing, softened edges and corners.
Nice vintage embossed Halloween post card showing a boy carrying a black cat past a glowing jack-o'lantern. The illustration is unsigned, but looks like the work of Ellen Clapsaddle. Marked on the front with the letters "LSC" around a circle with a "C" in it. The back is marked "Series 226E". Unused. Circa 1910. Condition: softening along edges, nice color.
This is the BOOK: CHINA COLLECTING IN AMERICA ALICE M. EARLE 1892 1ST ED. From a former Antique dealer's personal Collection the size is 8 5/8" X 6 1/2"; 429p; MULTI Illustrations; light corner wear but no tears. Want it? Get it. Hard to find Antique here.
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".
Edward and Sheila Malakoff's highly prized c1990 book showing the exceptional beauty of Pairpoint glass lamps which has been cherished since their origin in New Bedford, Massachusetts, between 1907 and 1929. The complete range and diversity of these magnificent, softly glowing works of art are shown together in this useful source and reference...
Henry Lionel Williams and Ottalie K. Williams are authors of this classic reference book ANTIQUES IN INTERIOR DESIGN (1966, A.S. Barnes). This hardback (with chipped, stained dj) is 11.25" x 10.25" and 387 pages. Features 445 black and white photographs to illustrate various room settings. Detailed, conversational text. Arranged in two parts. Part I focuses on individual rooms, such as the Drawing Room, the Living Room, the Dining Room, the Entrance Hall, the Bedroom, Decoration of Kitchens, etc...
This is the BOOK: A CONNOTARY DEFINITIONS NOT FOUND IN DICTIONARIES. Authored and signed by a former Governor of VIRGINIA, GARLAND POLLARD, there are 118p; 7 5/8" X 4 7/8"; multiple illustrations; grade is VG+ NF. Entertainment and Humor, 1935 4th Printing
Luke Vincent Lockwood is author of this 3rd ed. (2 volumes in 1) work COLONIAL FURNITURE IN AMERICA (Castle Books, New York, 1951). Orig. pub. in 1913 by Scribner's. This hardback (with so-so dj) is 11.25" x 7-7/8" and 398+354 pages. Important reference book with numerous photograph illustrations of antique William and Mary, Dutch, Chippendale, Hepplewhite, Sheraton, Empire, Gothic styles...
This is an ANTIQUE WAVERLY GALLERY 1841. Title page reads as follows:
THE/ WAVERLEY GALLERY/ OF THE/ Principal Female Characters/ IN/ SIR WALTER SCOTT'S ROMANCES./ FROM ORIGINAL PAINTINGS BY EMINENT ARTISTS.
ENGRAVED UNDER THE SUPERINTENDENCE/ OF/ CHARLES HEATH./ LONDON:/ TILT
AND BOGUE, FLEET STREET. XDCCCXLI. Approx...
Title page reads as follows: THE HEROES by CHARLES KINGSLEY, etc.
This is a STORIES for CHILDREN ca. 1875- 1900 beautifully gilded cover plus color plates. Stories of Perseus, Argonauts, Theseus. A Duodecimo Book. Condition is VG+ to NF with light interior oxidation
Following FRONTISPIECE of the STATUE PHOTO ILLUS. Title page reads as follows: PROCEEDINGS UPON THE/ UNVEILING OF THE/ STATUE OF/ BARON VON STEUBEN/ MAJOR GENERAL AND INSPECTOR GENERAL IN THE/ CONTINENTAL ARMY DURING THE/ REVOLUTIONARY WAR/ IN WASHINGTON, D.C., DECEMBER 7, 1910/ AND UPON THE/ PRESENTATION OF THE REPLICA TO/ HIS MAJESTY THE GERMAN EMPEROR/ AND THE GERMAN NATION/ IN POTSDAM, SEPTEMBER 2, 1911/ ERECTED BY THE CONGRESS OF/ THE UNITED STATES/ COMPILED BY GEORGE H...
Following a B&W Photo Portrait captioned LEO N. LEVI... Title page reads as follows: MEMORIAL VOLUME/ LEO N. LEVI/ I.O.B.B./ 1905/ PRINTED BY/ HAMBURGER PRINTING CO./ 63-69 ,MARKET STREET,/ CHICAGO, ILL. 342p; 8vo;
very little wear for 96years of age; grade is VG+ and some may grade higher. Mr. LEVI Fought Against the Persecution of RUSSIAN JEWS. Has a previous owner's name in Pencil front. Interesting BOOK.
Wonderful hard copy book chronicling the historic Farm Aid concert. The book is a first edition printed in 2005 and is an autographed copy by the concert's organizer and top bill performer Willie Nelson. The book measures 11" wide by 9 3/4" high and is in very good condition with original dust jacket and no staining, soiling, or tears to the pages.
Jean Rene Gauguin, Porcelain Sculpture, "Europa", For: Bing and Grundle, Year:1925 Paris Expo., Condition: Perfect no repairs. 28"H X 27"W
Jean Gauguin was Paul Gauguin's Son
Good silver drachm circa 130-129 BCE- diameter 18mm. Free shipping via Hong Kong Registered airmail.
Special Offer: Was $1200 now $350. Fine Greek tetradrachm from Thrace, 148 BCE. D: 31mm and 16 grams. A young Dionysus wearing a wreath of ivy and band across his forehead, obverse a standing naked Hercules holding a lion’s skin draped over one arm and a club in the other. Dionysus is “the god of the grape harvest, winemaking and wine, of ritual madness, fertility, theatre and religious ecstasy in ancient Greek religion and myth” and 420. Free shipping via Hong Kong EMS SpeedPost.
A fine and scarce silver Penny of Aethelred II (978-1016 AD), during the period of Viking invasion.
Interesting and rare short cross type with a wonderful large portrait of the king, minted in Lydford. ÆDELRÆD REX ANGLO +GODA ON LVDAFOR
Condition: Good VF, solid piece.
Base gold half stater coin from, an Afghan invader who established the first Muslim rule in Dehli (1193-1206 CE) Obverse: Obverse- Goddess Lakshmi seated and Reverse: Devanagari legend in 3 lines Sri Maha/mad bini/ Sam. D: 12cm, approximately 4 grams. Free shipping.
Probably Homo Habilis ("handyman"). From El Mrayer, Eastern Mauritania. Jasper, length 4 3/4". Excellent condition, intact, with a lovely, soft glossy desert patina. Although this is slightly more pic-like in form, it would generally be classified as an Acheulean biface axe.
There is constant disagreement as to dates of Habilis, and if what we consider Habilis was in fact a single species. Dates to approx. 1.7 million BCE.
Probably Homo Habilis ("handyman"). Ignimbrite, 2 1/8". Mauritania, probably El Mrayer region. Excellent and intact condition, glossy desert patina. There is constant disagreement as to dates of Habilis, and if what we consider Habilis was in fact a single species. Dates to approx. 1.9 million BC.
Probably Homo Ergaster ("workman"). Jasper, El Mrayer, Mauritania, length 5 1/2". In excellent condition with some crystal growth. Nice semi-glossy to glossy desert patina, irregular to both sides, indicating that it was probably wedged in somewhere and was more windblown on one side. Approx. 1.4 million BCE.
Probably Homo Ergaster ("workman"). Jasper, length 5 1/8". From El-Mrayer, Eastern Mauritania. Matte desert patina. Looks to be a softer jasper. Excellent condition with a very minor chip at the distal end. Great ergonomics. Approx. 1.6 million BCE.
Probably Homo Ergaster ("workman"). Red jasper, length 4 3/4"...
Acheulean biface axe, probably Homo Ergaster ("workman"). Jasper, length 6 1/4". Very rare and spectacular axe from the Julbiat Mountain region of Mauritania. Very glossy, almost glass-like desert patina. Excellent condition and intact. Approx. 1.5 million BCE.
Indo Scythian silver tetradrachma coin, Azilizes 1 circa 57-35BCE. D: 25mm. Free Hong Kong Registered Airmail Shipping.
A large hard-hammer percussion biface axe, probably Heidelberg Man. Interesting multi-toned flint from the Grand-Pressigny region. In excellent condition with a fine, glossy ground patina. Legal surface find. Height 5 3/8". Lovely and very clearly defined large axe. Obviously meant for a large hand. The ergonomic flaking allows for a strong grip on the tool in a number of positions. The edges are extensively flaked in such a way as to indicate that this was a heavy duty tool, like a cleaver...
A large and unusual Neanderthal cleaver on a core from Fontmaure, France. Jasper, in excellent condition with a semi-glossy ground patina. Height 4 3/4". Legal surface find. This lithic is meticulously flaked over nearly its entire surface in such a way as to indicate that it was originally a flake core. It was later refined into a large cleaver, with a flat area removed at the proximal end, giving a solid ergonomic structure to the tool as a whole. This is augmented with a sharp flake rem...
A large Neanderthal multi-tool from Fontmaure, France. Jasper, in excellent condition, height 4". Legal surface find with soft mat ground patina. This particular tool is a complex mix of functional edges. It is designed somewhat in the form of a backed blade with one thick side, allowing for a very secure grip. The other edges are flaked to create a thick chopper like edge, a narrower denticulate saw or scraper, and a very clearly defined concave scraper at one end. This looks to have orig...
An exceptional, large Neanderthal discoid scraper. Flint, in excellent condition. Height 4 3/8". Legal surface find from Grand-Pressigny, France. This particular lithic could be considered either a discoid scraper or an irregular partial biface axe. Continuous flaking around the edge, with a slight point at the distal end indicating that it may have been used as a cleaver as well. It also has an ingenious ergonomic structure imparting greater force when used as a striking tool. Dates to ap...
Lower Paleolithic cleaver, Heidelberg Man. Flint, height 4". Excellent condition with a fine, luminous ground and river patina. Legal surface find from a dried channel of the Creuse river bed, Lesigny (Vienne) France. Hefty and solid cleaver with an excellent ergonomic structure and lovely soft polished patina. Date to approximately 450,000-350,000 BCE.
Mode 1 Oldowan chopper on a pebble, hard hammer percussion. Flint, height 3 1/8". Legal surface find from Clare, Suffolk, England. Nice example of a mode 1 chopper that was summarily formed and takes full advantage of the natural ergonomics of the pebble. Heidelberg Man. Dates to approx. 650,000 BCE.
Excellent example of a Lower Paleolithic Mode 1 Oldowan tool. Jasper, excellent condition with a fine, glossy ground patina. Legal surface find from the confluence of the Wornitz and Rhine rivers. Height 2 3/4". Hard hammer percussion, very sculptural and clearly defined lithic. Dates to approx. 450,000-350,000 BCE.
Beautifully sculptural mode 1 pebble tool on a flint nodule. Height 3 3/4", excellent condition. Legal surface find. Fine, sea washed patina. Heidelberg Man, dates to approximately 350,000 BCE.
Fine and ergonomically very well designed Neanderthal proto axe on a flake from Reculver, Kent, England. Legal surface find. Height 2 7/8". Lovely, soft ocean patina. excellent condition. The chip evident is the top right of the left hand view is either a very early chip or was part of the original design of the lithic. It has a nice series of percussion ripples indicating a very sharp and directed blow. Large area of cortex remaining. Dates to approximately 120,000-80,000 BCE.
A large mode 1 pebble tool on a flint nodule. Height 3 3/4". Excellent condition, legal shore find from Reculver, Kent, England. Soft sea patina. Very basic chopper/crusher, probably Heidelberg Man. Dates to approximately 500,000 BCE.
Lovely example of a Clactonian scraper from Reculver Cliffs, Kent, England. Flint, excellent condition with a lovely, soft sea patina. Height 2 1/4". Excellent ergonomic design. Dates to approximately 450,000-350,000 BCE.
Beautiful example of a mode 1 pebble chopper. Bean ore jasper, excellent condition. Height 2 1/2". Legal surface find from the region of the confluence of the Wornitz and Rhine rivers, Germany. Dark semi-glossy ground patina. Hard hammer percussion technique. This is probably by Homo Erectus. Currently there is a debate as to whether or not what we consider Homo Erectus was a single hominid species, or perhaps two (Homo Antecessor being the other). Definitely not a Neanderthal tool. A lov...
A large Mode 1, hard hammer pebble tool from Bussay, France. Flint with primarily cortex surface. Nice, thick glossy patination and mineral accumulation on the flaked areas. Three small chips missing. 6 1/8" x 3 5/8". Legal surface find. This lithic was created with two massive hard hammer percussion blows, creating a basic chopping tool with a fairly sharp edge (still!). Ergonomically very well designed using the natural shape of the pebble, but obviously for a very large hand. Good sign...
A large Mode 1 pebble tool on a flint nodule from Grand Pressigny, France. Excellent condition with a primarily cortex surface and a lovely, glossy ground patina on the exposed flint. 4 1/8"x 4". Legal find from a dried river channel. A straightforward hard hammer percussion technique (stone on stone) was used to make this pebble tool. Signs of use/wear along the edges of the exposed flint. Made by Heidelberg Man. Dates to 650,000 BCE.
Nice grouping of three small, finely done Neanderthal naturally backed blades. Two are chert, the darker blade is flint. Marbach, Germany, legal surface finds in excellent condition. Heights between 2" and 2 1/4". All three have a lustrous ground patina. One tiny edge chip missing on the middle tool, otherwise excellent and intact condition. Nice examples of this classic form of Paleolithic tool. Date to 80,000-50,000 BCE.
Two Neanderthal burins or borers on flakes from Marbach, Germany. The larger is flint, the smaller is chert, heights 2 1/8" and 2 3/4". Both legal excavation finds in excellent condition. Both of these were struck from one end of a pebble, possibly to make a striking platform, and were then further refined into functional burins. The larger of the two has a lovely, glossy patina on the exposed flint, and one side is an abrupt scraper. The smaller of the two has a lovely ground patina on the ...
Very fine Greek hemidrachm coin- Bull looking back with a plant beneath him (obv) and the head of Gorgon, Medusa (rev). 2.4grams and D: 12.5mm. Circa 350-300 BCE. Free shipping.
Very fine denarius, D: 16.9mm from Navarre Spain (under Roman influence) circa 2nd century BCE. Bearded man (obv) warrior on horseback (rev. Free shipping.
Two flint blade cores from the Neolithic Linear Pottery (also called Linear Band Ware Culture) of central Europe. These date to 5500-4500 BCE. Excellent condition, legal surface finds from Bavaria. Heights both at 2". The Linear Pottery Culture represents a significant advancement in the spread of agriculture throughout central Europe. Both these cores display very clear and precise removal of small blade flakes, which may have been hasped into wooden or bone handles to form small sickles. O...
A Neanderthal hammer or chopper from Fontmaure, France. Jasper, height 3 1/8". Excellent condition, legal surface find. Soft, semi-glossy ground patina. This is a fairly summarily executed lithic, obviously meant for some heavy duty use. One edge leading up to the distal tip is vaguely retouched to function as a chopper or saw blade (not quite a denticulate but not smooth or refined to a scraper edge, either) and the other edge is flat, made for a hand grip. The large untouched cortex knob ...
Neanderthal burin or point from the Nordlinger Ries, Germany. Jasper, height 2 1/4". Legal excavation find in excellent condition. Soft, matte ground patina. Very well sculpted lithic. Although there is a slight concave scraper or shaft straightener on one edge, this lithic was essentially a single function burin or point. Dates to 100,000-80,000 BCE.
Heavy Neanderthal straight scraper on a flake. Jasper, from Fontmaure, France. Height 3 1/4". While the larger flaking on the two faces and the more refined flaking on the scraper edge are all quite clearly defined, the tool maker left the back edge only partially worked, apparently to take advantage of the natural ergonomics of the stone, which are quite good. Ergonomics on the proximal end are also quite well conceived. Dates to 80,000-50,000 BCE.
Two Neanderthal discoid scrapers from Grand-Pressigny, France. Auction purchase, no further find information. Heights 2 5/8" and 2 3/4". Both in excellent condition on the famous caramel colored flint from Grand-Pressigny. Both of these scrapers are on levallois flakes, the larger of the two (on the right) may have been a core tablet. Date to 80,000-50,000 BCE. Lovely, glossy ground patina on both.
A group of three Neanderthal multi- tools, all worked from exterior flakes off jasper pebbles. Heights between 2 1/4" and 2 3/4". Legal surface finds from the Nordlinger Ries, Bavaria. Lovely deep ground patina, excellent condition. Interesting variety of scraper edges, burins, notches and blades on these tools, all very clear as the flaking process took place through the dense cortex of the pebble, exposing the lighter colored bean ore jasper on the interior. Nice and unusual aesthetic to th...
Neanderthal Straight Scraper. From Fontmaure, France, jasper, height 2 1/2" at burin tip. In excellent condition, legal surface find with glossy ground patina. Interesting lithic, and I have seen this particular form of heavier flake tool a number of times from Fontmaure, with the burin tip in one corner, adjacent to the long straight scraper. In this case, the edge on the other side of the burin has been retouched about 1/3 of it's length starting at the burin, making for a short abrupt scr...