Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1992. Hardcover. Includes 200 photographic illustrations and 5 essays on specific pieces of Victorian furniture: hallstands, sideboards, embroidered mottoes, parlor organs, and seating furniture. The title of the book refers to the frequent useage of dead animals depicted in motifs on Victorian furniture. Purple cloth boards with silver title to spine. Very slight browning to edges of pages. In purple illustrated dust jacket with black title to spine and front panels. Clean and brigth overall. Size: quarto. 265 pages. FURN/102220. Very Good / Very Good.
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Grand Rapids, Michigan: The James Bayne Co. Paper Covered Boards. 4to. In cream paper backed blue paper covered boards with gold title label to front board and black title stamp to darkened spine. Minor overall soiling to boards, edgewear and bump to top corners. Small chip to head/foot of spine. Interior is a catalog of the Baker Furniture Co. filled with b/w illustrations. Index. 176pp. FURN/021205. Very Good.
Beverly Hills: Ames Art Galleries, circa 1951. Paperback. American singer and actress Fanny Brice (1891 - 1951) was portrayed by Barbara Streisand in the film Funny Girl (1968), for which she won an oscar. Bound in side-staples yellow paper wrappers with black title to front cover. Minor rubbing to spine and minor browning to edges of wrappers. Includes 950 items and several photographs of various items. Approximately the last hundred items listed (all artworks) have prices written in pen or pencil next to them; presumably, the prices realized at auction. Aside from price markings and some light offsetting / rubbing from the ink used for the photographic illustrations, the interior is very clean. 146 pages. FURN/091115. Very Good.
Stuttgart: Julius Hoffman, 1911. Hardcover. Second edition. Quarto. Olive green cloth boards with gilt lettering to front cover. Rebacked with modern green spine. Marks from removed cellophane tape visible along edges of boards. Foxing to endpapers, very light yellowing to outer edges of pages, prevous owner's name in pencil on front endpaper. Filled with black and white photographic illustrations. 201 pages. FURN2/5030. Very Good.
Hartford, CT: privately printed for the author at The Wayside Press, 1931. Hardcover. 1 of 200 copies. Signed and inscribed by the author: "To Frederick T Small with the cordial regards of Henry Erving April 1932 / 'The only way to have a friend is to be one' Emerson." Brown cloth spine with brown paper covered boards and paper title label to spine. Small water spot to bottom edge of front cover, minor wear to corners and edges of boards including a bump to bottom edge of front cover, small white speck on front cover, and minor chipping to edges of title label. Clean, bright interior with marbled endpages. Printed on Glaslan paper with numerous full page black and white photographic illustrations of furniture. 60 pages. FURN/080814. Very Good.
Paris: Charles Massin et Cie, circa 1950. Hardcover. 4to. Brown cloth boards with gilt title to spine and front board. A few spots of soiling and signature of previous owner to end pages, else clean. Top right corner of front free end page has been cut off. Includes numerous photographs of furniture. Yellow illustrated dust jacket with black title to spine panel. A few spots of soiling and a few pieces of tape to jacket. Text in FRENCH. 234 pages. FURN/080508. Very good in very good jacket.
Ossolineum, 1988. Hardcover. White cloth boards with black title to spine. Orange dust jacket with black title to spine and front panel. Spine panel of jacket has faded to yellow. Minor rubbing to edges of jacket. Includes 185 plates of boxes, clocks, and other collectibles. Text in Polish? 160 pages plus plates. FURN/080508. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket.
East Stroudsburg, PA, and New York: The Towse Publishing Company, 1936. Hardcover. 4to. Dark blue leatherette covered boards with faded gilt title to front board and to spine. Minor fading to edges of boards, and minor bumping to spine ends. Previous owner's name to front free end page. Minor browning to edges of end pages. Else is clean and bright with photographic illustrations throughout. Published to commemorate the sixty-fifth anniversary of continuous weekly publication of the Furniture World and Furniture Buyer and Decorator. 150 pages + many advertisements. FURN/052218. Very Good.
Printed by Thomas Kirgate at the Strawberry-Hill Press, 1784. Hardcover. Horace Walpole (1717 - 1797) was the 4th Earl of Orford, author, politician, and art historian. He was the youngest son of the first British Prime Minister, Sir Robert Walpole. His home Strawberry Hill House was built in a neo-Gothic style from 1749 onward in Twickenham, which is in the South-Western part of London. Established in 1757, the Strawberry Hill Press was run from his home and was used to print many of his works. Bound in three quarter tan leather over marbled paper covered boards with gilt title and raised bands to spine. Minor fading to spine and wear to edges of boards. Browning and a few spots of foxing to covers. Soiling / dark spot to top edge of front cover. Scuffing to rear hinge. Marbled endpapers and top edge gilt. Dampstain to bottom corners and side margin of several pages. Occasional spots of foxing throughout. Offsetting to plates. Handwritten table of contents is bound in. Handwritten notes about Walpole along with a list of plates and page numbers is laid-in; dampstaining to margin and corner of this paper. There is also a Laid-in newspaper article relating to Walpole. Includes 27 plates, many of which fold out. An attractive volume despite the noted wear. 96 pages plus plates. PRI/072022. Very Good.