Paris: Emile Wessbecher, 1902. Hardcover. A scarce catalog for metal furniture for garden and home from Parisian "patented construction engineer" Emile Wessbecher. There are fifty plates, each with several designs for chairs, benches, tables, toilette and night tables, planters, beds. and more. The illustrations are drawn and in most cases in color. A few of the final plates showing furniture appear to have been taken from another catalog and affixed to pages in this one. Bound in reddish brown cloth covers with title and design to front. Rebacked in maroon cloth. Some soiling, and bumping. Title page was detached but has been repaired. Title page and first few plates and last few plates have some foxing but the remaining pages are very good. Measures 10.5 x 14.5 inches. FURN/050619. Very Good.
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New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1998. Hardcover. Inscribed by the two authors on the half title. A fascinating and sumptuous documenting the restoration of the White House by Jacqueline Kennedy and her advisors - the most extensive and significant to date. With rich anecdotes and many four-color and black and white photographs with individual chapters by room, including the private quarters (from dust jacket). Bound in brown cloth and in a white dust jacket with title to spine and cover and photo of Mrs. Kennedy to cover. Some sunning to top of cloth binding and slight crease to top of jacket otherwise near fine. Measures 9 x 11 inches. 260 pages including index. DECARTS/011219. Near Fine / Near Fine.
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.
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.
Washington, DC: The Smithsonian Institution. Cooper-Hewitt Museum, (1971). Hardcover. 4to. Red cloth backed brown paper covered boards with gilt title to spine and front board. Minor wear to edges. Interior is very clean with many illustrations. Tight binding. White dj with minor wear to edges and scuffing to panels. 128 pp. FURN/031405. Near Fine in Very Good Plus dj.
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.
New York: Garden City Publishing, 1929. Hardcover. Very good in beige cloth with gilt title to spine. In brown illustrated dust jacket with faded spine panel. Chipping to edges of jacket. Gift inscription, else clean interior. More than 400 illustrations. 311 pages. Antiques. FURN/120313. 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.
Paris: Charles Massin, c.1933. Hardcover. Very good plus in very good minus dustjacket. Endpapers a bit darkened, front endpaper clipped at corner and has previous owner's name, otherwise clean with nice, tight corners. Dustjacket has been repaired with cellophane tape and has light soiling. TEXT IN FRENCH. Furniture. FURN1/5030. Very Good +.
Washington, DC: The Smithsonian Institution. Cooper-Hewitt Museum, 1981. Hardcover. 4to. Red cloth backed brown paper covered boards with gilt title to spine and front board. Minor wear to edges. Interior is very clean with many illustrations. Tight binding. White dj with minor wear to edges and scuffing to panels. 128 pp. FURN/031405. Near Fine in Very Good Plus dj.
Framingham, Massachusetts: Old American Company, (1924). Hardcover. 4to. Very good in dark green cloth covered boards with gilt title to front board and to spine. Wear to exterior includes bumping to sping ends and corners, minor bubbling and creasing to cloth on front board and spine, and minor soiling to rear board. Minor browning to top edge of first and last few pages. Else is clean and bright with more than fifteen hundred illustrations. Index, 716 pages. FURN/062718. Very Good.
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.