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...
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.
"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.
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.
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...
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.
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 sterling silver sugar spoon with a nice shaped bowl is in the desirable Art Nouveau style Les Cinq Fleurs pattern, first made by Reed & Barton in 1900. It is in excellent condition and has never been monogrammed. It is 6 ¼ inches long. More photos are available and can be emailed on request.
Intriguing catalog of a sale of Costume and Decor Designs, Drawings, Photographs and Books relating to Dance Theatre, Opera and Cabaret held on December 6, 1979 by Sotheby Parke Bernet, Inc., in New York. Among the artists included are Pierre Bonnard, Jean Cocteau, Giorgio De Chirico, Erte, and Pavel Tchelitchew. As was the custom at that time, lot estimates are listed at the back. The catalog is unmarked and in "like new" condition.
Loads of interesting information in 716 pages in a leatherette binding in very good condition. "RP Operations" written on ffep. Speed table shows how long it takes a ship to travel various distances at various speeds. Most of the pages contain distances between various ports of call. Published by Waterman Steamship Corporation of Mobile, Alabama, whose home building is illustrated in a drawing on the first page. This is Third Printing, with corrections, March 1970...
HARDCOVER catalogue with dust jacket, excellent condition, titled, "The Morgan Collection of Highly Important English and Continental Silver and Objects of Virtue." Sale was held on October 26, 1982. The top lot was a Charles II silver-gilt toilet set that sold for $418,000. Catalog is clean inside and out (there are price notations written in it). All 68 lots are illustrated, many in color, with one fold-out. 10" high X 8" wide, 68 pages...
Cake serving knife with a sterling handle in the Wallace Violet pattern and a new stainless blade. Wallace first made this Art Nouveau style in 1904. Overall length is 9 ½ inches.
rare first edition of Dynamo by Eugene O'Neill, the only American playwright to win a Nobel Prize. This is a very good copy of the 1929 first edition of the play. This copy was purchased in 1957 from a well-known antiquarian bookseller on Madison Avenue in New York City whose firm had purchased 10 copies when the book was published and still had one some original stock remaining. There is some sun fading on the spine, a split of the front hinge and an incipient split of the back hinge...
Poems by America's greatest playwright. First edition. Scarce item. Price-clipped dj. ISBN 0-89919-007-3.
Auction of Fine Judaica (196 lots), English and Continental Silver, Russian Works of Art, Watches and Objects of Vertu, held by Christie's in New York on October 25 and 26, 1982. As always, a beautiful, heavily illustrated catalog -- 605 lots in all. In very good condition, with some price notations for the last hundred or so lots. Includes prices realized list. We have another Judaica catalog, from Skinner, on Cyberattic. We would sell both for $35 including Priority Mail shipping.
Catalog from Northeast Auctions (Ronald Bourgeault) of "The Robert M. Whittemore Paperweight Collection" held on August 1, 2003. There were 119 lots all of which are illustrated in full color. Includes the prices realized list from the sale. Very good condition, unmarked. Price includes free Priority Mail shipping within the USA.
HARDCOVER beautifully illustrated catalog of this sale of Highly Important American Furniture from the Collection of Dr. C. Ray Franklin, held in New York City on October 13, 1984. Profusely illustrated. Catalog is in mint condition with dust wrapper.
Beautiful catalog of "The Elizabeth Parke Firestone Collection of Gold Boxes and Objects of Vertu," held November 19, 1982 at Christie's in New York. All 57 lots are illustrated in color. Prices ranged up to $308,000. Catalog is unmarked and in very good condition. Includes list of prices realized.