All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Fine Art : Pre 1990 item #1446799 (stock #JB05223)
A copy of the 1982 book "Wright Morris/Photographs & Words", this being one of 500 copies of the first edition, signed by the photographer. The book measures 12" by 9 3/4". There is no dust jacket. The book is in good but not mint condition. There is normal wear to the covers, including a small stain above "WRIGHT", and a slightly musty smell, the book having perhaps been in a damp location at some point...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Contemporary item #1445172
A stated first edition hardcover with dust jacket. The jacket has a crease along the center of the spine but the book is in excellent condition.Written by Francesca Brickell and published in 2019.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Pre 1980 item #1442702
"Revelations of New England Architecture ~ People and their Homes " written by Jill Grossman with photographs by Curt Bruce. Published by Grossman ( div. of Viking Press) in 1975,this hard cover features black and white photos of various styles of antique New England homes. The jacket is quite worn, the paste down has some tanning and the title page has foxing otherwise the book is in nice,tight condition. An excellent resource.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : Bindings : Pre 1900 item #1441889 (stock #3657)
The Mauchline Ware binding on this book of poetry and letters by Robert Burns features a photographic view of the Burns Monument that overlooks the River Doon, near Alloway in Ayrshire, Scotland. Also on the front board are four Mauchline Ware prints- "Scene on the Doon", "Auld Brig O'Doon", "Alloway Kirk", and "Burns' Cottage", whilst the back board carries a larger print "The Braes of Ballochmyle". The book itself was published by Gall and Inglis in around 1865...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : Pre 1930 item #1441253 (stock #4055)
This sought after three volume set of "Cars & Motor Cycles" was edited by Lord Montagu of Beaulieu and Marcus W Bourdon, and issued in 1929. Bound in blue with gilt lettering, these books were aimed at the owner who wanted to be involved in the care and maintenance of his vehicle, as well as those engaged in the motoring industry. The information in the three volumes covers text as well as detailed diagrams and photographs and would have been very up to date in 1929...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : Bindings : History : Pre 1837 VR item #1438228
A copy of the 1817 book "The Life of Robert Fulton" by Cadwalader Colden, printed in New York City. The book measures 8 1/2" by 5 3/8" and has leather covers in the old fashion. The pages are heavily foxed and generally browned, as is commonly seen in books 200 years old. Covers are attached, though worn, and at top of spine, a piece of leather is missing. An old brown ink signature of previous owner Edward S...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : Bindings : History : Pre 1800 item #1438184
Antique book, volume 3 (originally of a set of 3), printed in Geneva, "Histoire de Geneve", originally by Jacob Spon (1647-1685), this a later improved edition published by Fabri & Barrillot in the year 1730. Small size, 6 1/2" by 4", 672 pages. No maps or imagery. The cover is worn leather (spine) and patterned paperboard...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : Manuscripts : Pre 1920 item #1437296 (stock #08219)
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Handwritten illustrated 'Oraimono' (Old Japanese textbook) used at Terakoya (Temple school) in Edo-Meiji period, 19th century, probably for the teacher because filled out with the answers, 62 pp, 99 graphs, approx. 16.3 x 12 x 1.5cm (6.41 x 4.72 x 0.59in)...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Fine Art : Contemporary item #1436750 (stock #224)
From Leonardo's drawings of grotesque heads to contemporary prints lampooning American politicians, The Metropolitan Museum of Art has a vast but largely known collection of caricatures and other satirical works. This handsome book offers 165 examples, dating from about 1500 to the present, that reflect the age-old tradition of using exaggeration and humor to convey personal, social, or political meaning...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : Bindings : Contemporary item #1436749 (stock #223)
The graceful curves of Frank Gehry's Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles are familiar to anyone interested in contemporary architecture or the work of this great master. They are also famous, if not infamous, to the ironworkers faced with the challenge of building them. With a building skin stretched tight and tolerances shaved to a thousandth of an inch, there was simply no room for typical industry standards...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Antiques : Pre 2000 item #1436748 (stock #222)
No dust jacket.

American Realism is Edward Lucie-Smith's eloquent and interesting discourse tracing the progress of American realist art from the colonial period through postmodernism. It features a generous 250 illustrations and 115 gorgeous, full-color plates. Lucie-Smith's underlying argument seems to be that realism more accurately reveals the American character than does abstract expressionism or minimalism...

All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : Bindings : Fiction : Pre 1970 item #1436747 (stock #221)
Lysistrata ) is an ancient Greek comedy by Aristophanes, originally performed in classical Athens in 411 BC. It is a comic account of a woman's extraordinary mission to end the Peloponnesian War between Greek city states by denying all the men of the land any sex, which was the only thing they truly and deeply desired...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : Bindings : History : Pre 1990 item #1436741 (stock #217)
n 1987, 50 Western and 50 Soviet photographers spread out across the Soviet Union and captured on film a day in a country that stood at the apex of remarkable change as it celebrated the 70th anniversary of the Great October Revolution...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Antiques : Contemporary item #1436740 (stock #216)
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Antiques : Pre 2000 item #1436658 (stock #1)
Geneva: Balsas Publications,1992. Hardcover.Jacket Used. 1st Edition. ISBN 2970002302. 275 pp, 314 plates, 169 figs Frances Pratt,map, numbered edition:1160. Out of print. The definitive study on the ancient Mezcala culture of West Mexico; includes an indispensable chapter on forgeries. right down corner is bumped, and jacket is 2 cm torn on cover(see photo)
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Antiques : Contemporary item #1436657 (stock #1)
Chontal Balsas Publications, 2001. Hardcover. 1st Edition:# 458 150 pages - 215 photographs Jacket used, very good condition Transformations ,stone figures from Mezcala/Chontal Kubaba books publication. right down corner is very lightly bumped.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : Bindings : Religious : Pre 1930 item #1436041
Illustrated by Hamzeh Carr. The classic story of the Buddha.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : Bindings : History : Contemporary item #1435796 (stock #210)
A significant and unique contribution to World War II literature, this book chronicles in meticulous detail the building and operation of the largest German prisoner-of-war (POW) camp in the United States in Aliceville, Alabama...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : Bindings : Contemporary item #1435790 (stock #204)
Nestled in a converted Victorian in Portland's trendy Northwest District, Paley's Place Bistro and Bar has been serving Vitaly Paley's creative, beautifully executed cooking for over a decade. Co-owner Kimberly Paley's joyous hospitality has helped make their restaurant into a West Coast destination. Both Paleys' unquenchable ardor for local, luscious, sustainably produced food and drink means the Paley's Place dining experience just keeps gets better. With characteristic generosity, ...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : Bindings : History : Pre 2000 item #1435751 (stock #124)
"We have sought," write Peter Jennings and Todd Brewster, "to distinguish our story from other histories by holding each chapter up to a litmus test: Have we looked at this time from the perspective of someone who lived through it? And in doing so, have we captured a sense not only of the events of a particular era, but of the mood, the prevailing attitudes?" Thus, the experiences of ordinary men and women come to life in sidebars that appear throughout The Century Comparisons to Ha...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Fine Art : Contemporary item #1435543 (stock #92)
Bones Books & Bell Jars offers a contemporary fusion of art and medicine, recalling an era when artists and physicians collaborated to educate aspiring medical students and share information with other medical practitioners. Andrea Baldeck was given free rein to mine Philadelphia’s Mütter Museum’s vast collection of pathological specimens, anatomical models, surgical instruments, illustrated textbooks and other 19th century artifacts, to create her “cabinet of wonders” inspire...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : Bindings : History : Contemporary item #1435532 (stock #93)
An anniversary tribute to the sophisticated circus extravaganza shares the story of founder Guy Laliberté, charts its rise from a humble performing group to international success, and features color photographs of each production including Saltimbanco, Mystère, Varekai.

Dust jacket shows age , pages slightly dusty on edges, binding tight.

Publisher : Harry N. Abrams (November 1, 2004)

Language: : English

Hardcover : 352 pages

ISBN-10 : 081094636X

All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : Pre 2000 item #1435530 (stock #94)
. The text of this photographic album has been taken from Carver's unpublished letters, published stories and poems that together with the striking images take the reader on a journey through the important places in Carver's life including Yakima, Washington, Chico, California, along the Columbia River, and his writing life in Sacramento, San Jose, and Palo Alto.

Clean pretty good condition

Publisher : Charles Scribner Sons 1990

Language: : English

Hardcover : 160 pag...

All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : Pre 2000 item #1435529 (stock #95)
This book provides a full definition and examination of the so-called Contemporary style that dominated architecture and design from the late 1940s and throughout the 1950s. It was an era of optimism and confidence, where the new ideas in architecture and design flourished alongside - and were nurtured by - the emergent consumer culture.

The Contemporary style was fresh and liberating, manifesting itself in the picture window and the open plan; in vibrant fabric design and printe...

All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : Bindings : History : Pre 2000 item #1435082 (stock #101)
Winner of the Lincoln Prize Acclaimed historian Doris Kearns Goodwin illuminates Lincoln's political genius in this highly original work, as the one-term congressman and prairie lawyer rises from obscurity to prevail over three gifted rivals of national reputation to become president.

On May 18, 1860, William H. Seward, Salmon P. Chase, Edward Bates, and Abraham Lincoln waited in their hometowns for the results from the Republican National Convention in Chicago. When Lincoln eme...

All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : Bindings : Pre 1990 item #1435078 (stock #184)
“Fadiman may do for the anecdote what Bartlett did for the quotation . . . A thoroughly entertaining and useful reference source.” —School Library Journal.

Along with an introduction, an index of themes, and a bibliography, this A-to-Z collection includes anecdotes about over two thousand famous people, from Alexander the Great to Muhammad Ali. An enjoyable journey through history and popular culture, it offers a blend of biographical tidbits with words of wisdom and just pl...

All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Antiques : Pre 2000 item #1434763 (stock #174)
This concise directory of English potteries covers the Art Nouveau to Art Deco periods. Handsome photographs and insightful commentary highlight this informative look at potters and their pottery.

Clean condition

item Weight : 1.1 pounds

Paperback : 120 pages

ISBN-13 : 978-1870703253

ISBN-10 : 1870703251

Dimensions : 8.5 x 0.5 x 11.25 inches

Publisher : Kevin Francis Pub Ltd; Revised edition (January 1, 1992)

Language: : English

All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : Bindings : Fiction : Pre 1940 item #1434760 (stock #172)
No Dust jacket: Solid linen book. First published in 1824 and subsequently compared to Burton's Arabian Nights, this classic is reprinted in a new edition with exquisite color illustrations, as well as line drawings, by Cyrus LeRoy Baldridge, who traveled throughout Persia ) to retrace the journeys of Hajji himself.

Old condition.

Hardcover : 403 pages

Item Weight : 1 pounds

Publisher : Hamish Hamilton (January 1, 1937)

Language: : English

ASIN : B0008C1...

All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Antiques : Pre 1990 item #1434756 (stock #169)
Collector's Guide to Art Deco II has updated all of the values from the first edition and doubled the number of examples. Over 600 color photographs. Categories include barware, clocks, dresser accessories, lamps, smoking items, statues, tableware, vases, and more. Current values are stated within the descriptions.

Clean shape.

Paperback : 135 pages

ISBN-10 : 0891453776

ISBN-13 : 978-0891453772

Item Weight : 1.4 pounds

Dimensions : 0.5 x 8.75 x 11.25 inch...

All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Antiques : Pre 2000 item #1434648 (stock #163)
Many good color plates and about Carlton Ware.Carlton Ware was a pottery manufacturer based in Stoke-on-Trent. The company is known for its often rather garish tableware, often in the form of highly decorated leaves or fruit, and the ceramic toucans it made as promotional items for Guinness. It produced hand-painted domestic pottery in high art deco styles during the 1920s and 1930s.

Clean copy

Paperback : 120 pages

ISBN-10 : 1870703022

ISBN-13 : 978-1870703...

All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Antiques : Pre 2000 item #1434611 (stock #159)
Highlighting a portion of the 20th-century ceramics collection at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, this handsome book showcases both the functional and sculptural aspects of the clay medium, from Laura sps ok throughout/pk Andreson's elegantly simple porcelain Yellow Orange Bottle to Robert Arneson's earthenware portrait, Jackson Pollock. Each of 64 ceramists is represented by a photograph of one creation as well as a short discussion of the artist's work. The more provocative piece...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : Pre 1950 item #1434608 (stock #2)
Fiction Book with Yiddish overtones in which a character named Mr. Figgits nearly starts WWIII by refusing to eat a chocolate eclair.

Milt Gross was a family friend and died just before I was born. He had 3 sons Herb, Jerry & Steve who were friends of my father.

Milt was like a father to my Dad whose own father died during the Great Depression.

His sons Jerry ( who died young) & Steve were my adopted Uncles. A great talent.

Condition worn, no damage and acceptabl...

All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : Pre 1950 item #1434596
Zen Kitsch
$35.00
An interesting example of cultural exchange around WWII. This book was originally published in 1936; this 1947 printing from Tokyo, while Japan was still occupied and recovering from the destruction of war, is of inferior quality as a book but a fascinating historical artefact. Broken binding reveals what appears to be re-purposed newspaper used in the creation. Covers feel to be cardboard or similar.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Contemporary item #1434587
A revised soft cover edition featuring the works of Yousef Karsh. Published by the Museum of Fine Arts, the book includes B&W photos as well as subject descriptions. The cover shows light wear otherwise fine. 208pp.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : Contemporary item #1434586
A stated first edition published 2003 by Random House. In mint condition, this comprehensive coffee table book includes a brief history, numerous bios and notable events along with colored and B+W photos. 262 pp.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Antiques : Pre 2000 item #1434445 (stock #155)
This enchanting book features one hundred of the world's most outstanding artists and the intriguing dolls they have created during the past two decades. Made as one-of-a-kind pieces or in small, limited editions, the dolls range from painstakingly researched historical figures to pop culture icons and from impish children to creatures of fantasy. The book begins with an historical overview of the roots of this movement in the 1900s when a few key European artists began to make dolls for...