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image of An Organ for the Sultan

An Organ for the Sultan

by Mayes, Stanley

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Bolerium Books Inc., ABAA/ILAB
Published
1956
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£8.92

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London: Putnam, 1956. 272p., a dozen or so period illustrations on inserted coated leaves, hardbound first edition in blue-grey boards gilt. Lacks the jacket, spine panel is sunned to pale grey, mild handling external signs, two differing double-spread maps for endsheets, clean and unmarked within, a good (good-only) copy. This diary of a voyage with organ-console materiel and organ-maker… Read more
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image of Arte Veneziana e Arte Islamica. Atti dei Primo Simposio Internazionale, Venezia 9-12 dicembre 1986

Arte Veneziana e Arte Islamica. Atti dei Primo Simposio Internazionale, Venezia 9-12 dicembre 1986

by Grube, Ernst J., editor, con la collaborazione di Stefano Carboni e Giovanni Curatola

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Bolerium Books Inc., ABAA/ILAB
Published
1989
ISBN
9788876620263
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£14.86

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Venezia: Edizioni l'Altra Riva, 1989. Paperback. 251p., glazed alkaline paperstock throughout, profuse captioned exhibit photography and facsimiles in b&w, with a brief but lively color section, softbound in 11.5x8.5 inch color wraps. Extremities slightly abraded with corner-tips turned, top and tail rims show dots of card, two remainder stamps (to bottom edge, to first blank), a few pencilled dealer… Read more
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image of Anyone Can Build a Spinning Wheel

Anyone Can Build a Spinning Wheel

by West, W.C.

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Bolerium Books Inc., ABAA/ILAB
Published
1975
ISBN
9780913664063
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£14.86

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Santa Rosa CA: Thresh Publications, 1975. 32p., plenty of diagrams, softbound, a pamphlet in 8.5x5.5 inch decorated wraps. The staples have picked up some rust, the only flaw we see, nice clean sound copy.
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image of Peter and Wendy Dress Up for the New York World's Fair / official edition / Paper Doll Cutouts with Costumes from Many Different Lands

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New York: Spertus Publishing Company, 1963. Softbound in doubled 14x10 inch cardstock wraps with glazed-paper content. The outer cardstock protects inner which holds the diecut punch-out doll figures and a punch-out Fair ad; find six leaves of color costumes not furnished with diecut outlines (would require advanced scissoring skills). The dolls are partly detached but sound enough. Costumes all… Read more
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£12.63
image of Classical Chinese Wood Furniture. Curated by Sandra Lok Fu Chin. September 1 to November 1, 1992. Preface by Weldon Smith. Introduction by Lark Mason. Essay by Sandra Lok Fu Chin

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San Francisco: San Francisco Craft & Folk Art Museum, 1992. Pamphlet. 48p., coated alkaline paperstock throughout with color exhibit photography supplemented with b&w period vignettes. Softbound, a stapled 10x7 inch pamphlet in colorphoto wraps, a little crimped along the spinefold, slight edgewear, and on a corner of the titlepage some ghostly not-fully erasible pencilled dealer codes. A good copy,… Read more
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image of Meubles en rotin: R. Targarsonne; le rotin qui meuble le rotin qui decore

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Evian-les-Bains (Hte-Savoie): the maker, 1910. 12p. with a terminal ad-leaf, alkaline cream paperstock with b&w exhibit photography and stats, an oblong: 5.5x9.5 inch grey stapled wraps. Very nice copy, pace a little edgewear, completely sound, clean and unmarked. Wicker furniture: bamboo and wood wrapped in special straw (malacca extra). In French.
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image of Zhongguo Yangzhou jianzhi [Paper folder containing ten different handmade papercuts]

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Yangzhou: n.pub, n.d.. 7.25x5.25 inch printed folder containing ten different smaller papercuts, each preserved between sheets of tissue paper, all still brightly colored. Each depicts a child doing some athletic activity, such as jumping rope or playing ping pong. Yangzhou was one of China's main centers for papercut crafts.
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£29.73
image of Zhongguo minjian jianzhi / Selected Chinese paper-cuts [Paper folder containing ten different handmade papercuts, from a series called

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[China]: n.pub, n.d.. 7.25x5.25 inch printed folder containing ten different smaller papercuts, each preserved between sheets of tissue paper, all still brightly colored. Each depicts a child doing some hygeine-related task, such as sweeping, doing the wash, or combing her hair.
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£33.44
image of Zhongguo jianzhi / Chinese paper cutouts [Paper folder containing eight different handmade papercuts in red, depicting a militant young woman using various martial implements]

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Huanggang, Guangdong: Huanggang gongyi she, [197-?]. 4.4x5.9 inch printed folder containing eight different smaller papercuts, each preserved between sheets of tissue paper, all still bright crimson red. The folder is mildly foxed. The title of this group, stamped on the back, is "Xiao wushu.
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£37.16
image of Une Toiture Etanche Pratique_Agreable. Nous dedions ce modeste guide a tous ceux qui comprennent les avantages de la toiture en terrasse, mais insuffisamment instruits sur son mode de realisation evitent de l'utiliser par crainte des ennuis

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Paris: Lagesse & Neymarck, 1930. 24p., presswork in black and green spot-color on alkaline coated paperstock, softbound, a stapled booklet or pamphlet in 10.5x6 inch wraps that are decorated with rulings gilt and an onlaid color vignette showing a completed stoa or promenade. Illustrated with forty of fifty b&w photos showing a team of three levelling a surface, pouring… Read more
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£26.01
image of William Morris as a socialist. A lecture given on 16th January 1957 to the William Morris Society at the Art Workers' Guild

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London: William Morris Society, 1960. Pamphlet. 17, [iii]p., wraps, minor edge wear else very good condition, 7x9.5 inches, Society membership card of James D. Hart laid in. Transactions of the William Morris Society.
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image of Nifty Places; The Australian rural mailbox

Nifty Places; The Australian rural mailbox

by Swann, Cal

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Bolerium Books Inc., ABAA/ILAB
Published
2000
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£11.15

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London: Pentagram Design, 2000. Pamphlet. Unpaginated, about 24p., a short text and many color photos softbound in 8x6 inch title-less black wraps, staplebound with a stiff informative dust jacket; presswork is on alkaline matte paperstock; less than finest quality for ordinary snapshots but still a pretty nice Pentagram production in very good clean condition. Pentagram papers… Read more
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Sarajevo

by Boskovic, Zlata, secretary of the editorial board. Ahmed Ceric, et alia, editors

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Published
1983
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£16.35

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Ljubjana: Sarajevo tourist association / "Svjetlost, 1983. Hardcover. Unpaginated, perhaps 150 or more pages printed on alkaline coated paperstock, oversize hardbound in openweave orange-ish cloth boards and glossy dust jacket; clean sound copy, unmarked by any owner or institution, jacket's top margin is crumpled and torn, an else very good copy of this tourism-sensitive production.
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image of Hand Tools, Their Correct Usage and Care. This booklet was prepared and issued to members of the Armed Forces through the courtesy of the Training Service Section, General Motors War Products

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Detroit: General Motors Corporation, 1943. Pamphlet. 51p., each page illustrated with sepia vignettes, staplebound pamphlet in 8x5 inch decorated wraps; the blank back cover is a little dust-soiled, else clean and entirely sound, a very good copy.
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image of L'arte delle Piccole Mani; manuale di lavoro educativo per le scuole materne e elementari, Con 166 illustrazioni, 4 tavole in nero nel testo e 210 tavole a colori fuori testo. V. edizione

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Brescia: La Scuola" Editrice, 1941. 162p., many b&w drawings and woodengravings scattered in text with (appended) 21 color plates (colorized b&w) on coated paper. Paperbound in 7.5x5 inch buff wraps printed in two colors with overlapping edges; cover quite foxed with a bit of dust- and handling soil, overlaps worn with tiny tears at head and tail, but clean,… Read more
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image of Vienna 1900: art, architecture_design

Vienna 1900: art, architecture & design

by Varnedoe, Kirk, Egon Schiele, Oscar Kokoscha, Gustav Klimt et al.

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Bolerium Books Inc., ABAA/ILAB
Published
1986
ISBN
9780870706189
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£18.58

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New York & Boston: New York Graphic SocietyLittle, Brown & Co./Museum of Modern Art, 1986. Hardcover. 264p., 9x11.25 inches, foreword, conclusion, notes, chronology, bibliography, lenders, profusely-illustrated catalogue of the exhibition, very good first edition in blue cloth boards and gilt, unclipped dj.
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image of They kept ahead of the future.... United Brotherhood of Caprenters and Joiners of America (A condensed history) [Cover title]

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Washington DC: Apprenticeship Department of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, 1966. Pamphlet. 40p., wraps with minor edge wear else very good condition, illus.
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image of Manuel Pratique d'Illusionnisme et de Prestidigitation. [vol] I, Generalities - Tours de Cartes. Avec cent trois figures

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Paris: Payot, 1953. 310p., publisher's ads, later printing; softbound in 9x5.5 inch decorated wraps, opened neatly throughout, textblock and wraps rather toned with the cover a bit handling-soiled and edgeworn, a good copy. Originally issued in the 1930s.
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image of Matsuri : festival. Japanese American celebrations and activities

Matsuri : festival. Japanese American celebrations and activities

by Araki, Nancy K. and Jane M. Horii

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Published
1978
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£11.15

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South San Francisco: Heian International Publishing Co, 1978. Paperback. 140p., pronunciation guide, preface, index, illustrations, very good first edition, first printing stated trade paperback in white pictorial wraps.
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image of Nine decades: the Northern California Craft Movement, 1907 to the present

Nine decades: the Northern California Craft Movement, 1907 to the present

by Austin, Carole, Dyana Curreri-Chadwick & Ted Cohen, essays

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Bolerium Books Inc., ABAA/ILAB
Published
1993
ISBN
9781877742033
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£14.86

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San Francisco: San Francisco Craft and Folk Art Museum, 1993. 32p., 9x12.5 inches, illustrated with b&w and color photos, very good in stapled cardboard covers with half-dj as designed.
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