by M. F. Tennant. Rare Book Un-read with slight shelf wear. Like new.
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...
Tetradrachm of Antioch with bust of Emperor Otho.
Obverse: Laureate bust of Otho to right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Eagle standing left on laurel branch, holding wreath in beak.
Crescent between legs. Palm branch at left.
Diameter: 25.2 mm. Weight: 14.40 gm...
Princess Diana $20 Liberia 1 oz. pure silver coins 1997. A group of three encapsulated one ounce 99.9% pure silver proof commemorative coins depicting Diana, Princess of Wales. Issued in 1997, each set comes with the original certificate of authenticity, the hinged plush covered fitted case, and the encapsulated finely detailed frosted and mirror silver coin. Each Liberia $20 coin is in MINT as issued condition...
An ecapsulated Royal Canadian Mint 1999 proof silver dollar issue to commemorate the 225th anniversary of the sighting of the Queen Charlotte Islands. This coin comes complete with the information pamphlet, the fitted plush and leatherette green hinged case and the cardboard sleeve. This coin is in excellent as issued condition with no losses, damage or repairs other than a touch of bruising to the corners of the sleeve...
An unstated first edition published in 1910 by Richard G. Badger, The Gorham Press Boston. A name is written in pencil on the free paper; there is also a date under Albee's name on the title page.The gray linen boards show some discoloration and the pages are uncut. A fine copy.
Unstated first edition published in 1920 by Harcourt, Brace and Company. Green boards with red lettering. The text block is uncut and there is a name written in ink on the front inside board. Otherwise a nice tight copy.
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.
HANDBOOK OF SOUTH AMERICAN INDIANS. Complete set. Seven volumes in great condition. Purchased from Bob fine Rare Books in early 1990s. These reference books contain an absolute wealth of detailed information of all tribes and cultures of the South American continent during the time of their compilation.Dated beginning from 1944. Volume 1, The Marginal Tribes, 624 pages. Volume 2, The Andean Civilizations, 1024 pages.Volume 3, Tropical Forest Tribes, 986 pages...
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.
A nephrite jade stone, in shape of imaginery mountain on scholar's table. natural stone and natural polish
Collector's Library. Hardcover with dustjacket published in 1950 by Gramercy Publishers, New York.Translated from the Swedish by Lillian Ollen. Periods discussed - 101 accompanying photos.Light wear on the cover otherwise fine.
Author: Augustus Spijkerman
Editor: Michele Piccirillo
Publisher: Franciscan Printing Press, Jerusalem, 1978
Historical and geographical introductions by M. Piccirillo.
Soft cover; XVI-322 pages; 82 plates.
Dimensions: 8.5 x 10.75 x 1.25 inches
In excellent condition.
Out of Print; Scarce.
A must have work for anyone interested in the study of Judean and Roman provincial coinage of the Holy Land.
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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...
A lovely little book written by Booth Tarkington and with colored illustrations by Ruth Sypherd Clements. The cover features a blind stamped holly design and gilt lettering. Published by Harper & Brothers 1909. Copyright page indicates October 1909 (possibly a first edition). The illustrations are crisp and the booth is in fine condition.
An early edition by Rudyard Kipling. The green linen boards have an embossed Viking ship design with gilt lettering (somewhat faded). The pages are uncut and the boards show light wear. Page 41 has toning where "Bobs" (poem by Kipling from a newspaper)was inserted. Light foxing.There is also an old water stain on the top of the title page and first few pages. Inscribed...
Oversized coffee table book. Sumptuous pieces... lavish colored
photos....In excellent condition.
Published in 1980 by the Smithsonian Institution Press/Renwick Gallery of the National Collection.
Gray cloth boards. No dust jacket. B&W photos.
Paperback catalog published by Rhode Island School of Design that accompanied a museum exhibit that took place between March 31, 1977 - May 8, 1977. The cover shows some wear but the book itself is fine.Black and white illustrations. 244 pgs.
A Rare Stoneware Wine Flask (called a “Schraubflasche” in German), cylindrical with a pewter screw top, sloped shoulder and white glazed body with applied silvered decoration of a scrolling branch with leaves and berries. Silvered underglazed mark on base.
Probably German, 18th Century (chip to base)
A coffee table reference book of fine art, jewelry and decorative arts including clocks and sculpture.Lots from both Sotheby's (London) and Park-Bernet(NY) are noted. Excellent condition.
Aspen Court: A story of Our Own Time" by Shirley Brooks. Published in 1860 by W.A. Townsend & Co, NY. Brown textured boards that show some wear especially at the corners. Light foxing, and the front board is loose but the book is intact.
A rare original printing with dust cover of the art book ANGELICA KAUFFMANN, R.A. HER LIFE AND HER WORKS by Lady Victoria Manners and Dr. G.C. Williamson, published by John Lane The Bodley Head Limited London. This 11-1/4 x 9-1/2" book has 272 pages and it was issued in 1924 in a limited edition of only 1000 copies. It has numerous print plates in colour and black and white and it retains the original Kraft style paper outer wrap/dust jacket with a printed spine...
"Poems; including The Saint's Tragedy, Andromeda, Songs, Ballads, &c." A Collected Edition published in 1879 by MacMillan & Co London.
The book is in excellent condition with the exception of a small tear on the side of one page (see photo) and an inscription in pencil on the front free paper (where there is light foxing). The top pages are uncut. Blue boards with a gilt lettering and bands.
DESCRIPTION: Four small books written in Chinese, each relating to a different discipline of Chinese works of art...
This set includes three(3) First Editions: DRIFT FROM TWO SHORES(Houghton Osgood 1878) , THE TWINS OF TABLE MOUNTAIN(Houghton Osgood 1879) and THE STORY OF MINE (Houghton Osgood 1878); also an early edition of Harte's Complete Edition of THE POETICAL WORKS (James Osgood 1877). Ornate brown boards with gilt lettering and black embossed design. Of the four, THE STORY OF MINE shows the most wear. The black pastedown has spotting, the boards show wear and the pages up to the title page have separat...
Published in 1856 by Ticknor & Fields. Brown calf boards with gilt edging and marbled textblock. Inscription on the free paper. Boards show light wear otherwise a nice tight edition.
Highlights from the Gillett G. Griffin Collection with an essay written by Laura J. Mueller. Published by Princeton University 2009. The catalog notes 56 prints - 16 are featured in color. Soft cover.
A signed hard cover with dustjacket(that shows some wear). Published by Doubleday Doran & Co.,NY 1935. Possibly a later state of a first edition. Signed "With Best Wishes Kenneth Roberts".
Washington Irving. "Revised Edition Complete in One Volume." Published in 1887 by G.P. Putnam's Sons New York. The front features a gilt design on the black leather boards. This is a nice tight edition and smaller book that measures 4.25" x 6.50".
Possibly an unstated first edition. A beautifully illustrated copy in very good condition with red leather boards, embossed flowers and gilt highlights and gilt beveled edges. There is one small spot on the back board also on one page; a few pages have dog ear creases ( see photos).Song lyrics (no musical bars). Published in 1880 by John W. Lovell, New York.
This lot includes two Sotheby Parke Bernet NY auction catalogs. One is dated 10/2/75, the other 12/2/75. The latter auction includes English and Continental Pewter. Estimate lists are included in both; the December catalog has final prices written in and October has a final list price printed. Light wear.
The book features 219 lots including jade, ivory, silver and gold. Colored photos. Mint condition. Published by the Oriental Art Gallery London.
A 2002 American Historical Society painted .999 silver American Eagle silver bullion dollar coin in the original case with letter of authenticity. The 1-1/2" encapsulated coin is colourized on both sides and it is in the original as issued condition. This item is in excellent as issued condition with no losses, damage or repairs. All items are thoroughly and conservatively graded and all condition issues are noted; all items are vintage or antique and may have slight signs of gentle use. Sm...
Published by Viking in 1947, Kingsport Press. The original dust jacket shows minor wear. A nice tight Book Club edition.
A nice 1922 United States silver Peace dollar $1 coin in EF condition. It has nice detail especially on the obverse. All coin and banknote gradings are subjective and are included as guides only, and are based on published grading charts. Please refer to the hi-res scans included in our listings for accurate sight grading of our items. All scans are sized only and they are absolutely unaltered and unenhanced. All items are thoroughly and conservatively graded and all condition issues are no...
A nice 1921 United States Morgan silver dollar $1 coin in EF condition. It has nice detail and it has some facial toning. All coin and banknote gradings are subjective and are included as guides only, and are based on published grading charts. Please refer to the hi-res scans included in our listings for accurate sight grading of our items. All scans are sized only and they are absolutely unaltered and unenhanced. All items are thoroughly and conservatively graded and all condition issues a...
A nice 1949 Canadian silver dollar $1 coin in MS60 condition. It has superb detail and and it retains its complete mint luster (please note that our scans don't show the luster particularly well - it is vivid and attractive). A prize in this condition. All coin and banknote gradings are subjective and are included as guides only, and are based on published grading charts. Please refer to the hi-res scans included in our listings for accurate sight grading of our items. All scans are sized o...
A nice 1939 Canadian silver dollar $1 coin in AU condition. It has good detail and and it retains lots of its luster especially on the obverse (luster does not show particularly well on our scans). All coin and banknote gradings are subjective and are included as guides only, and are based on published grading charts. Please refer to the hi-res scans included in our listings for accurate sight grading of our items. All scans are sized only and they are absolutely unaltered and unenhanced. A...
A nice 1950 Canadian silver dollar $1 coin in AU condition. It has good detail and and it retains most of its luster especially on the reverse (luster does not show particularly well on our scans). All coin and banknote gradings are subjective and are included as guides only, and are based on published grading charts. Please refer to the hi-res scans included in our listings for accurate sight grading of our items. All scans are sized only and they are absolutely unaltered and unenhanced. A...
A nice 1937 Canadian silver dollar $1 coin with the double strike HP in VF+ condition. It has good detail and it is a nice example. All coin and banknote gradings are subjective and are included as guides only, and are based on published grading charts. Please refer to the hi-res scans included in our listings for accurate sight grading of our items. All scans are sized only and they are absolutely unaltered and unenhanced. All items are thoroughly and conservatively graded and all conditio...
A scarce 1973 Canada one dollar $1 bank note with a star replacement serial number. This note has the scarce GU prefix and the signatures of Lawson and Bouey. This note is in true UNCIRCULATED condition with no visible flaws at all. It is uncertified, and we are selling it for far less than listed value. Your chance for a scarce bill in top condition. All coin and banknote gradings are subjective and are included as guides only, and are based on published grading charts. Please refer to th...
A Canadian one dollar silver dollar coin ($1) dated 1939. This King George VI Parliament Building commemorative features unusual toning, with the untoned imprint of a quarter on the reverse. This coin was in a box in an estate for decades, and we rate this coin to be in EF condition. All coin and banknote gradings are subjective and are included as guides only, and are based on published grading charts. Please refer to the hi-res scans included in our listings for accurate sight grading of o...
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.
Invaluable resource. A hardcover with its original dustjacket in very good condition. Published in 1981 by the Smithsonian Illustrated Library Of Antiques and prepared by The Cooper-Hewitt Museum. Includes 25 colorplates, 120 black-and-white photographs. 128pgs.
Coins of the Holy Land: The Abraham and Marian Sofaer Collection at The American Numismatic Society and the Israel Museum (Ancient Coins in North American Collections)
Author: Ya’akov Meshorer with Gabi Bijovsky and Wolfgang Fischer-Bossert. David Hendin and Andrew Meadows, eds.
Publisher: American Numismatic Society, 2012.
Hardcover; Two Volumes; 588 pages
Dimensions: 11.3 x 8.8 x 1.8 inches
In excellent condition
This collection of approximately 5,000 coins of...
The History of the War With Russia, Giving Full Details of the Allied Armies, Comprising Portraits of Celebrated Commanders; Events of the War; Battle Scenes; Views of Celebrated Places in the Seat of the War; Maps, Plans, Etc. , by Henry Tyrell, Esq., Vol. II and III, with steel engravings. Good condition with some foxing.
Catalogue of The International Exhibition of Chinese Art 1935-6, Fourth Edition, Royal Academy of Arts, London. Printed by William Clowes and Sons, Limited; London. Preface by Lytton, William Llewellyn. Introduction by Laurence Binyon. Folding map. 288 pages and advertisements.
An early hard cover edition published by James R Osgood, 1875.
Terracotta boards with gilt title imprinted on the spine and facsimile signature on the cover. On page 58 there is an error "interferred" for "interfered". Cocoa brown endpapers. The boards show light wear otherwise a nice tight copy.Poems.
First edition(unstated). Hardcover with brown boards published in 1896 by Houghton Mifflin & Co. Boston. Boards show light wear with the corners slightly worn. Pages 257 thru 262 are creased with a tiny tear on the edge of the pages, otherwise a nice tight edition. Inscribed "Irma 1901" on the free front endpaper. Stories include - Barker's Luck; A Yellow Dog; A Mother of Five; Bulger's Reputation; In the Tules; A Convert of the Mission; The Indiscretion of Elsbeth; The Devotion of Enriquez.
First Edition(unstated) published in 1898 by Houghton Mifflin,
Boston. Red cloth. The free front endpaper has a small tear and there is a pinpoint nick on the text block edge otherwise a fine, tight copy. Very very light foxing,generally on the pastedown. 304 pp.
A first edition, second issue which includes the story Brown of Calaveras. Published in 1870 by Fields Osgood & Co. Boston. Issues: gilt lettering has faded on the boards which now appear light brown; the boards also show wear and staining, predominately on the back where the ends are worn, stained and chipped; the book is slightly cocked, there are gilt initials imprinted on brown front free endpaper, and there is light foxing. Sold as is.
Genuine Dinosaur Egg Fossil - Hadrosaur
This fossilised dinosaur egg is from the Hadrosaur species, dating to the late Cretaceous Period (c. 85 - 65 millions years ago). Fossilised hadrosaur eggs and remains have been found in China, Europe, South America and North America. This example was excavated from the north of China in the 1990's and is one of several we bought around fifteen years ago that have been in storage in the UK and not previously offered for sale.
The vast majority of...
Rare 1931 Signed Limited Edition Book. Epic Poem on life and times of the early settlers of western Canada by Robert Watson with wood cut illustrations by Walter J. Phillips. Signed by both. Book in fine condition, slipcase shows some wear.
Messengers of Modernism~American Studio Jewelry (1940-1960). Hard cover with dustjacket in pristine condition.
Second Printing (1976). A hard cover with dust jacket edited by Jacqueline Onassis with the cooperation of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Published by Viking Press. Numerous B&W and color illustrations. Light wear on the jacket otherwise in fine condition.
Antique English Sheffield plate tantalus with three stoppered cut crystal decanters. Mid 19th century. (minor wear to plate, minor chips to rims).
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.
Published by Chronicle Books 2007, an oversized hard cover with dust jacket...
A comprehensive chronicle of the house of Cartier. "Long out of print, Nadelhoffer's exhaustive research has been revived with lush new photography and design sketches of the world's most distinctive and finely crafted jewelry. Through charming and compelling anecdotes, these famed gems and the elite clientele who don them are brought to life. This fully illustrated account is the essential complement to any jewelry ...