This scholarly masterpiece was published in 1972 and was immediately hailed as a landmark volume on the China Trade. It covers export paintings, furniture, silver and other objects. This quarto volume contains 275 pages and is heavily and handsomely illustrated in color and black and white. The dust wrapper has some damage, mainly at top and bottom, and about an inch is missing at the bottom of the spine...
French absinthe era bar saucer decorated with a light blue rim enclosed in burgundy hairlines and an attractive raised interior. We actually know the bar where this was used -- it was the Café de Paris in Saintes, a small city in the Charente-Maritime départment of France, which is about 75 miles north of Bordeaux. A scan of a postcard depicting this establishment will be sent to you on request...
This is an advance proof of Murray B. Levin's interesting study of the 1962 campaign in Massachusetts in which Edward M. Kennedy, then a totally inexperienced candidate barely eligible by age to serve in the United States Senate, defeated an experienced State Attorney General, also from a powerful political family. This is "an uncorrected proof" with final revisions yet to be made. The text shows some editing had already been done as there are excisions and paste-ins...
This is a scarce booklet on the subject published as a special issue of Historical New Hampshire, Volume XXXVIII, Number 1, Spring 1983, by the New Hampshire Historical Society. The author is David Ruell. It catalogs the bird's eye views of the state's towns as well as the publishers and artists. 88 pages. This is a brand new copy we purchased from the Historical Society.
Signed presentation copy of Millie's Book As Dictated to Barbara Bush. Pasted on the half title page is a book plate with gift inscription and signature (see photograph). This is a stated first edition, 4th printing. It is in very good condition. There is a crease at the top corner of the front flap of the dust wrapper as well as a bit of curl at the top of the wrapper. There is a small raised area at the top of the first two pages left by a paper clip that was once attached there.
This is the catalog for the August 2, 2008, sale of The Drs. John R. Ribic & Carla M. Kingsley Shaker Collection at by Northeast Actions at Manchester, NH. The sale consisted of 150 lots, all beautifully illustrated in color. Included is the list of prices realized.
Scarce catalog of the sale by Sotheby Parke Bernet of the Edith Gregor Halpert Folk Art Collection, Property of Terry Dintenfass held in New York on November 14th and 15th, 1973. Hundreds of illustrations of the 349 lots. Includes a list of price estimates for the sale. Very good condition, unmarked. Shipping by Priority Mail will be $6.00.
Profusely illustrated, excellent book on the Colman Collection of Silver Mustard Pots from 18th to 20th century with detailed photographs of 153 examples including hallmarks. It also includes a chapter on the history and making of mustard and how a mustard pot is constructed. Introduction by John Culme, noted scholar. Brand new, first edition, 1979, 143 pp. This volume ought to be in every serious collection of books on silver. It is interesting and useful.
Scarce and important reference, this booklet on Concord, NH, furniture, constituted the entire Spring 1990 issue of Historical New Hampshire. The main text is by Donna-Belle Garvin. Heavily illustrated, 108 pp. New, bought directly from the New Hampshire Historical Society.
Checklist for 1988 exhibit celebrating the gift to Yale by the Kossack family of American silver encompassing at the time almost 4,400 objects dating from about 1720 to 1890. It included 1,965 tea, 774 table, 207 dessert, 199 salt and 49 mustard and other small spoons; 467 sugar shells and tongs; 269 ladles; 151 pieces of holloware; 126 forks; 46 knives; 43 spectacles; 36 serving pieces, and 35 pieces of jewelry representing the work of approximately 1,100 silversmiths...
"important Shaker Furniture and Related Decorative Arts: The William L. Lassiter Collection." Catalog from sale held at Sotheby's in New York City on November 13, 1981. Sale included 179 lots, most of which are illustrated. Includes list of prices realized.
Large quarto book (12 3/8 by 9 1/2 inches) by Elemore Morgan, a professional photographer and father of the well-known landscape painter Elemore Morgan, Jr. Described on the dust wrapper as "A Study in Photographs and Words" by Elemore Morgan and Ed Kerr. Printed on high quality paper, it contains 101 duo-tone photos. each one occupying a page. Published in 1962 by Claitor Book Store, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.