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New York: Park Lane, (1989). Hardcover. Folio. Red cloth covered boards with bright gilt title to spine. Light bumping to spine ends and corners. Pristine interior with wonderful full color photographic illustrations thoughout. Illustrated price clipped dust jacket with white title to front and spine panels. Minor fading to front and spine panels. Index, 320 pages. Decorative Arts. DECART/060712. Near Fine in Near Fine Dust Jacket.
New York: Phaidon Press, 1974. Hardcover. "This book is about the ormolu (ground gold) ornaments - candelabra, door knobs, escutcheons, sconces, inkstands, clock-cases and ornamental vases - which were produced by Matthew Boulton at his Soho Manufactory, just outside Birmingham, between 1768 and 1782" (jacket). Bookplate of English architecture professor Patrick Horsbrugh, who has also inscribed and signed the front free endpaper. Yellow cloth boards with gilt title to spine. Small spots of foxing to covers. Minor wear to edges of boards and bumping to top corners. In tan illustrated dust jacket with black title to spine and front panels. Minor wear to edges and corners of jacket. Rubbing to panels of jacket. Includes 176 illustrations of which two are in full color. 398 pages. DEC/102618. Very Good / Very Good.
Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1989. Hardcover. This beautiful book examines and celebrates the diversity and brilliance of Art Nouveau - from its origins in the 18902 through its flowering at the turn of the century, to its continued transformation in recent decades [from the book jacket]. Extensively illustrated with 160 color and 155 b&w images. Bound in black cloth with gilt tiltle on spine. In a pictorial dust jaket with title in white to spine. Slightest signs of handling to jacket. Near fine condition. Quarto. 224 pages including index. DECARTS/081122. Near Fine.
Munich: Prestel, 1989. Hardcover. "Biedermeier furniture and glassware have become increasingly valued as collector's items. This book provides, for the first time, a precise definition of the Biedermeier style taht goes beyond the decorative arts to include architecture, sculpture, and painting" (jacket). Orange cloth boards with gilt title to spine. Clean, bright interior filled with full color illustrations. In illustrated jacket with red spine panel titled in white on spine and front panels. 271 pages. DECART/102220. Fine / Fine.
New York: Clarkson N. Potter, Inc., 1974. Hardcover. FIRST EDITION. Very good purple cloth 4to., bright silver gilt to spine. Insides are clean, bright text. Binding is tight. Endpapers faded at edges and along hinge. Illustrated dust jacket with white title to front panel and blue spine panel. Minor edge wear to dust jacket. 120 color illustrations and 110 b/w. Index, 210 pp. Ceramics and Glass. GLASS/8233. Very Good in Very Good Dust Jacket.
Freeville, NY: Carol Schwartzott, 2022. Hardcover. Number 19 of 20 copies, numbered and signed by the artist. A miniature book version of Schwartzott's 'A Brief History of the Quilt.' Bound in dark blue cloth boards with paper title to spine and collaged paper layers to front board. Illustrated with digitally printed photographic images of antique quilts and paper collage replicas of styles and techniques. The text includes historical information from its beginnings in the Middle East and Asia through modern day including references to the AIDS quilt. A bibliography with seven references is also included. Housed in an orange paper covered box with colorful collage to front and rear panels and title label to spine. Size 3 x 2.75 inches. Box size: 3.5 x 3.25 Carol Schwartzott has been creating artists' books for over twenty-five years. Her work appears in many museums, libraries, and private collections including the Smithsonian, the National Gallery of Art, and the Victoria and Albert Museum. ARTB/051723. Fine.
Germany: Benedikt Taschen, . Softcover. A handsome book offering the history of Art Nouveau style primarily through its development in the many cities now well known for its history in this style. Cities include Brussels, Barcelona, Munich, Glasgow, Chicago, and Vienna. Softcover with a colorful pictorial cover and black title to spine. Very slight wear. Interior is clean and bright. Near fine. Quarto. 240 pages. DECART/081122. Near Fine.
New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., in Association With the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, 1987. Softcover. This is a special complimentary publication for Contributing Members of the Smithsonian Institution. Weisberg describes Siegfried Bing's "L'Art Nouveau" shop in Paris and Bing's support for the decorative arts around the turn of the century. Smithsonian distribution letter included with this publication. Quarto. Grayish-brown paper covers with Art Nouveau reproductions on front and back covers. Title in black to front cover and spine. Pages are bright and clean. 295 pages, including notes and index. DECARTS/090722. Very Good.
New York: Arch Cape Press, 1989. Hardcover. This book was originally published in 1907 as Electric Fittings, The Manufacture of James Hinks and Son Ltd., which was based in London and Birmingham. Wray describes the development of lighting during the period through 85 full-color prints of lighting fittings, lamps, and chandeliers. Quarto. Gray cloth-covered boards with silver title to spine. Minor wear to edges of boards. Silver dust jacket with numerous lamp illustrations. White title on blue background on front panel; blue title to spine. Pages are bright and clean. 184 pages. DECARTS/090722. Very Good / Very Good.