Christie's auction guide( HC/DJ) "Magnificent French Furniture - Formerly from the Collection of Monsieur and Madame Riahi - New York Thursday 2, November 2000" ~ 276pp. ~ 59 fully illustrated photos with provenance. Jacket shows very light wear otherwise like new.
A small hard cover reprinted in 1982 by Charles Letts Books Ltd. The jacket is a bit worn with a back tear and there is an old price notation on the front free paper.There are 60 plates- some in color others in b&W. 80pp.
A soft cover published by Hurst Gallery in 1989. A companion piece to an exhibit devoted to Pre-Columbian Southwest arts (200BC-1500AD). B&W photos - 40pp.
A stated first American Edition published by Clarkson N. Potter in 1974. A history of both candles and candlesticks starting from the 11th century. The jacket shows light wear. 117 b&w photos~120pp.
Written by John Mack and published in 1988 by Harry Abrams, this is a former library hard cover with dust jacket. In good condition, there is an old library "due date" paste down and stamp. One hundred seventy(170) illustrations with 120 colored plates. 207pp.
A large catalog written by Robert Forbes and Terence Mitchell and published in 1999 by Tuff Stuff Publications. The first few pages are creased on the bottom edge otherwise in fine condition.464pp.
Large Sri Cakra Yantra Banner, showing interaction of male and female qualities. Hand Painted on cotton. 119 x119 cm. thought to be Indian or Himalayan. Trace of painting on reverse. Undated. Can be viewed in central London an shipped folded worldwide.
Five rare exhibtion catalogues about Chinese jades. 1. "Archaic Chinese Jades at the University Museum", Philadelphia, 1940, 58 pages with 15 b&w plates. 2. "Selected Examples from the Jade Exhibition" at Stockholm, 1963, 158 pages with 34 b&w plates. 3. "Chinese Archaic Jades in the British Museum" by Soame Jenyns, 1951, 38 pages and 40 b&w plates. 4. "Chinese Jade - The Image Within" at the Pacific Asia Museum, Pasadena, 1986, 98 pages with b&w and color plates. 5...
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.
Scarce and beautiful work in two volumes on Chinese ceramics in French by J.J. Marquet de Vasselot, former curator of the Louvre Museum in Paris. First Edition bound in brown leather with marbled paper boards and endpapers. Volume 1 "De l'epoque des Han à l'epoque des Ming" with 32 pages plus 40 plates(chromolithographs and heliogravures) and volume 2 "De l'epoque K'ang-Hi à nos jours" containing 30 pages plus 44 plates. Condition: few traces of usage. Dimension: 22.7 cm x 20 cm.
"Chinese Snuff Bottles From the Collection of Mary and George Bloch" by Robert W.L. Kleiner. Published by Herald International Ltd. Hong Kong, 1987. 237 pages lavishly illustrated with color pictures accompanied with detailed notes. Format: 21.5 x 29 cm. With its dust jacket. Tiny tear on the upper part of the jacket, otherwise like new.
This is the second enlarged edition published by Dover in 1972. There are 219 illustrations with 20 in color. Topics include: metalwork, embroidery,carving, rosemaling etc. 246pp.
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.
A large coffee table book featuring KJL jewelry. Published by Schiffer in 2007. Lane's flamboyant history and costume jewelry are highlighted along with some 670 photos. The jacket shows light wear along the edges otherwise in mint condition.256 pp.
The Collector’s Book of Snuff Bottles
Author: Bob C. Stevens
Publisher: Weatherhill (1980)
Description: Out of print for many years, this exceptional book has become a rare item sought after by collectors. This important limited edition reprint fulfills the growing need of new collectors for reliable and useful reference on the subject. The book is produced in Japan with the same high quality to ensure the superb feel of the original edition. Each copy is hand-numbered...
A soft cover catalogue by R.W. Lightbrown published in 1975 by William Clowes and Sons,Ltd. London.
Includes black and white photos along with makers' marks. The cover shows modest wear. 250pp.
A complete two volume set published by Harper and Brothers, New York in 1894. The gilt top pages are uncut and there is a frontispiece with each volume. The dark blue cloth boards show some wear especially at the corners.
Published by the Current Company Bristol RI (no date) Catalog Six~ Books from 1478, Manuscripts from 1745 and prints...."A catalogue of rare books, first editions and the interesting and unusual..." Cover shows light wear ~ no marks.89pp.