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Mexican Jewelry.

By Davis, Mary L; Pack, Greta.

Austin, TX: Univ of Texas Press, 1973. First Edition, Second Printing Cloth Fine in Very Good + DJ 8vo (8-3/4 x 5-3/4), 262 pp including Index and Bibliography. Hardbound book is FINE -- Unmarked, appears Unread in chipped pictorial DJ (Good+? VG -?) now protected in mylar cover. B&W photos of extraordinary pieces of jewelry covering historical styles from an ex-voto sent to Spain by Cortez to modern pieces designed by named artists in the 1950's and 1960's. Clearly written, placing individual pieces and styles in context . Unique and collectible.

$32.50

Important American Arts & Crafts and Architectural Designs and Commissions including Ceramics. Offering Furnishings from Gustav Stickley's Craftsman Farms.

By Christie's.

New York: Christie's, December 6, 1989. First Edition, First Printing Glossy Pictorial Wraps AS NEW in NEAR FINE Wraps 4to (8-1/4 x 10-1/2), 134 pp. Book is FINE -- Unread, Unmarked and AS NEW in Nearly FINE glossy pictorial wraps (slight diagonal crease on upper and lower front corners). (h) Stickley was the first to create the indigenously American furniture known world-wide as Craftsman Furniture. He had been strongly influenced by William Morris and John Ruskin during a visit to England to create furniture that was honest and simple, without excess adornment.

$37.50

The Root of Wild Madder: Chasing the History, Mystery, and Lore of the Persian Carpet.
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The Root of Wild Madder: Chasing the History, Mystery, and Lore of the Persian Carpet.

By Murphy, Brian.

New York: Simon & Schuster, 2005. First Edition, First Printing 1/4 cloth AS NEW in AS NEW DJ 8vo (6-1/4 x 9-1/2), 297 pp including list of sources. First Edition book is Unread and AS NEW (Unmarked except for remainder mark on bottom edge block). In AS NEW pictorial DJ. (h) Fascinating story of the history of such carpets as well as how they are made (with color photographs of the weavers at work).

$12.50