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1 (Draper, Dorothy). Varney, Carleton THE DRAPER TOUCH: The High Life & High Style of Dorothy Draper
New York: Prentice Hall Press, (1988). 013219080X / 9780132190800 Second printing. Hardcover. Mildly age-toned to textblock, else fine in a likewise mildly age-toned photo-pictorial dust jacket. 282 pages. 
Illustrated study of the outrageous, controversial, irreverent designer who reinvented the profession of interior decoration. This copy bears a lengthy inscription to Barbara Davis, wife of oil tycoon Marvin Davis, and has been SIGNED by the author. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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2 Boardman, John ARCHAIC GREEK GEMS: Schools and Artists in the Sixth and Early Fifth Centuries BC
Evanston: Northwestern University Press, 1968. 9780500230831 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in cranberry linen with gilt titles to the spine; in a fine dust jacket. Quarto. 236 pages; 387 plates; and an index. 
A definitive account of Greek gems of the sixth and early fifth centuries B.C. Boardman distinguishes the various artists, schools, workshops, styles and gives full lists and descriptions of the extant gems. 15 color and 372 b&w photo-plates. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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3 Brangwyn, Frank & Preston, Hayter WINDMILLS
London: John Lane The Bodley Head Limited, (1923). B000GTAUG4 First edition. Hardcover. Mild scattered foxing within, moderate foxing to page edges, covers mildly dust soiled, else near fine in bright yellow cloth with a pictorial cover illustration and titles stamped in black, yellow spine titles on a black panel, decorative endpapers. 
Small quarto. 126 pages. A tribute in words and pictures to windmills in the UK and Europe, with Frank Brangwyn's 16 stunning handcolored plates--including frontispiece, and many black-and-white head and tail pieces throughout. Quite nice! 
Price: 75.00 USD
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4 Byrnes, James B. TOBACCO AND SMOKING IN ART
Raleigh, North Carolina: The North Carolina Museum of Art. 1960. First edition. Very good in decorated stiff wraps with fading of lettering to spine, some rubbing and faint scratches to both covers, a lower corner crease to front cover, soiling to upper and lower edges, damp riffling to top edge of rear cover and several pages. 
Illustrated throughout with photos and repros of drawings and paintings in b&w, this catalogue was produced to coincide with an exhibition held at the North Carolina Museum of Art, including artifacts used by ancient American Indians. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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5 Fox, Ross Allan C. QUEBEC AND RELATED SILVER: At the Detroit Institute of Arts
Detroit: Published for the Founders...by Wayne State, 1978. First edition. Hardcover. Minor shelfwear to the bottom edge of the boards, else a near fine copy in price-clipped dust jacket. 
Quarto. Forty-eight pieces of French-Canadian silver covered in depth. 174 pages, abbreviations, appendices, glossary, index. Sixty-eight black-and-white photographs displaying silver pieces. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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6 Kala, S. C. TERRACOTTAS IN THE ALLAHABAD MUSEUM
(New Dehli, India): Abhinav Publications, (1980). First edition. Hardcover. Some faint discolorations on front endpaper; possibly due to the interaction of the paper and binder's glue, otherwise this is a near fine copy in dust jacket. 
Quarto. The author is the former director of the Allahabad Museum in India. Foreword by C. Sivaramamurti. 328 black-and-white photographic displays of museum pieces. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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7 Lantz, Sherlee TRIANGLEPOINT
New York: The Viking Press, (1976). First edition. Hardcover. A fine copy in dust jacket. 
An illustrated guide to technique. 141 pages, bibliography, index. Patterns throughout with 44 accompanying full-color plates. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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8 Lees-Milne, James TUDOR RENAISSANCE
London: B.T. Batsford Ltd., (1951). First edition. Hardcover. Upper spine end very slightly bumped, else a sharp, fine copy in a colorful dust jacket with minor shelfwear to the spine extremities. 
The Tudor Renaissance as seen through the study of sculpture, painting, miniatures, and primarily, architecture. Over 120 illustrations--4 of them in color--reproduce both obscure and famous buildings of the period. 152 pages with an index. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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9 Nichols, John; Edward L. Hart, editor MINOR LIVES: A Collection of Biographies by John Nichols
Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 1971. 0674576306 / 9780674576308 First edition thus. Hardcover. Fine, in pale blue cloth with silver spine titling; in price-clipped, else fine, illustrated dust jacket. Annotated and with an introduction by the editor on John Nichols and the Antiquarian and Anecdotal Movements of the late 18th Century. Illustrated. 
Twenty-eight biographies of antiquarians, booksellers, illustrators, and designers by the distinguished 18th century printer, editor and author. Enlarged from their original appearances in Nichols' books, and exhaustively indexed. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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10 Ozaki, Motoharu & Sato, Kanzan SAMURAI ARMOUR, SWORDS AND GUARDS [title roughly translated from the Japanese]
[Tokyo]: [Shogakkan], [1972]. Third edition. Decorative cloth with a light grey spine, Japanese spine titles in gold, red, and brown. Hardcover. Fine in a fine illustrated dust jacket; in an illustrated cardboard slipcase (slightly scratched). Quarto. 250 pages. 186 full-color photographic plates and 121 black-and-white illustrations. 
Volume 21of a series of 30 volumes on Japanese culture and art. With the exception of English identification of plates, the text is in Japanese. The 186 plates display Samurai armour, swords, daggers, and sword guards, all in beautiful color. Scarce! 
Price: 250.00 USD
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11 S.F. Myers & Co. ILLUSTRATED CATALOGUE AND TRADE PRICE LIST PUBLISHED BY S.F. MYERS & CO., NEW YORK
New York: S.F. Myers & Co., 1887. First edition of No.25. Original nineteenth-century purple cloth with a gilt-embossed front cover, floral endpapers. Hardcover. Pencilled and rubber-stamped ownership name to the verso of the front endpaper, mild uniform fading to the front cover, covers show some rubbing and a few scattered stains, minor edge wear, else very good, internally clean. Oblong quarto. 244 pages. 
25th anniversary illustrated jeweler's trade catalogue of S.F. Myers & Co. Thousands of quality items are featured with prices. Diamond jewelry, optical goods, tools, musical boxes, watches, clocks, pens, bronzes, silver ware, canes, emblem pins, etc. 
Price: 500.00 USD
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12 Sieber, Roy AFRICAN TEXTILES AND DECORATIVE ARTS
(New York): The Museum of Modern Art, (1974). Second printing. Hardcover. A near fine copy in price-clipped dust jacket that has some moderate edge wear. 
Quarto. A comprehensive pictorial survey of African arts of textile design and personal adornment collected from seventy North American museums. With 244 illustrations, 40 in color. Illustrated endpapers. 239 pages; notes, selected bibliography. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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