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Portland, OR: Metropolitan Press, Publishers, 1935. Hardcover. 8vo. Brown cloth spine with paper label and green textured paper over boards. 366pp. Frontispiece, drawings, pictorial endpapers. Near fine. First edition, with colophon statement tipped to inner flyleaf noting limitation of 800 numbered copies (this #488) signed boldly in full by Skiff in brown ink. The pioneering Pacific Northwest collector's quest… Read more
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$75.00
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Decoys and Decoy Carvers of Illinois

by PARMALEE, Paul W., and LOOMIS, Forrest D.

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Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts, ABAA
Published
1969
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$65.00

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DeKalb: Northern Illinois University Press, 1969. Hardcover. Small 4to. Coarse tan cloth with brown lettering and front board color plate. xi, 506pp. Extensive illustrations (some color). Very good. Some foxing and discoloration to cloth; duck-theme ownership inscription opposite copyright page ("Duck shooter / Dick Drukker / Room 267* / October 1970 / *What a lousy blind / skip from… Read more
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$65.00
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Maundy Coins of Great Britain

by TROWBRIDGE, Richard J.

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Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts, ABAA
Published
1969
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$45.00

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Long Beach, CA: Coins of the British World, 1969. Paperback. 8vo. Stiff pale blue wrappers. 48pp. Illustrations. Very good. Faint edgewear to outer wrappers (only) -- tight and internally near fine. A sharp first edition of this numbered limited edition (this #480). A rather homespun survey of these small silver coins -- symbolic alms intended for the elderly --… Read more
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$45.00
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New York: Clarkson Potter, 2001. Hardcover. Small 4to. Tan and beige paper over boards with gilt spine lettering, pictorial dust jacket. xiv, 242pp. Color illustrations. Fine/fine. A pristine and tight first edition of this broad survey from Chicago's preeminent auctioneer. Press release laid in.
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$25.00
image of Professional Gunsmithing: A Textbook on the Repair and Alteration of Firearms -- with Detailed Notes and Suggestions Relative to the Equipment and Operation of a Commercial Gunshop

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Plantersville, SC: Small Arms Technical Publishing Company, 1946. Hardcover. 8vo. Blue cloth with gilt lettering. ix, 526pp, (10 ad). Frontispiece, numerous illustrations and line drawings. Near fine. Nonauthorial 1946 gift inscription on front flyleaf. A superbly tight and nice first edition of this very hands-on how-to handgun repair manual.
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$55.00
image of John and Thomas Seymour: Cabinetmakers in Boston 1794-1816

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Boston: Special Publications, 1959. Hardcover. 4to. Brown cloth gilt spine lettering and decoration. 393pp. Color frontispiece, extensive illustrations. Near fine -- but for minor discoloration to upper outer corner of last dozen or so leaves. A superb, tight first edition (limited to 2000 copies) of this outstandingly illustrated study of these celebrated father and son New England furniture masters.
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$75.00
image of American Church Silver of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries with a Few Pieces of Domestic Plate

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Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, 1911. Hardcover. Small 4to. Tan cloth spine and tan paper over boards with black lettering. xxv, 163pp. Numerous captioned tissue-guarded full-page plates. Very good. Faint binding wear to otherwise tight and internally fine copy. An attractive first edition of this famed exhibit held July to December 1911 -- superbly illustrated.
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$55.00
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Iowa City: State University of Iowa Library, 1956. Paperback. Small 4to. Stiff glossy pictorial wrappers. 114pp. Very good. Outer wrappers (only) lightly age toned. Tight, nice sole printing of this scholarly exhibition catalogue, a chronological survey of this famed collection from pre-colonial up through mid-20th century documents.
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$35.00
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Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall Inc, 1977. Hardcover. Illustrations by Joseph Low. Small 4to. Beige linen with gilt spine lettering, pictorial dust jacket. xviii, 305pp. Frontispiece, map, numerous line drawings. Fine/very good. Faintest jacket edgewear at spine head/tail (only), else fine. Superbly tight and handsome first edition of these informal behind-the-scenes essays about the Smithsonian's many people and their varying… Read more
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$50.00
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Autographs: A Collector's Guide

by PATTERSON, Jerry E.

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Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts, ABAA
Published
1973
ISBN
9780517505885
Item Price
$20.00

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New York: Crown Publishers, 1973. Hardcover. Small 4to. Black glossy paper over boards with red metallic spine lettering, pictorial dust jacket. vii, 248pp. Illustrations. Near fine/very good. Faint jacket edgewear. Tight, handsome first edition of this standard how-to, badly outdated in terms of pricing and values but still useful.
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$20.00
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Los Angeles: Borden Publishing Company, n.y.. Hardcover. 4to. Blue cloth with gilt lettering, pictorial dust jacket. xvi, 747pp. Extensive illustrations. Near fine/very good. Faint jacket edgewear, with single archivally closed (on verso) edge tear. A tight, handsome modern undated reprint of the 1921 second edition of this enormous and still-indispensable reference.
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$50.00
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The Pennsylvania-Kentucky Rifle

by KAUFFMAN, Henry J.

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Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts, ABAA
Published
1960
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$50.00

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Harrisburg: Stackpole Books, 1960. Hardcover. 4to. Brown cloth with black lettering, pictorial dust jacket. 374pp. Numerous illustrations. Near fine/very good. Jacket slightly edgeworn and a bit rubbed, with couple tiny edge chips. A tight and quite nice first edition of this well-regarded and well-illustrated study, featuring biographies of gunsmiths and other useful reference data.
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$50.00
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Collecting Autographs for Fun and Profit

by PELTON, Robert W.

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Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts, ABAA
Published
1987
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$20.00

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White Hall, VA: Betterway Publications, 1987. Paperback. 4to. Stiff glazed pictorial wrappers. 160pp. Numerous illustrations. Fine. First edition, tight and handsome, of this (to cite the front wrapper) "Complete, Accurate, and Up-To-Date Guide for Collectors and Dealers." Tipped to the title page is an archival bookplate bearing a bold "Best regards / Robert W. Pelton" in red ballpoint. This… Read more
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$20.00
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Dime-Store Dream Parade: Popular Culture 1925-1955

by HEIDE, Robert, and GILMAN, John

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Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts, ABAA
Published
1979
ISBN
9780525474739
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$50.00

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New York: E.P. Dutton, 1979. Paperback. Small 4to. Stiff glossy pictorial wrappers. 128pp. Frontispiece, extensive illustrations (some color). Fine. A tight and pristine first softbound edition, signed boldly by both authors in black fineline on the title page.
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$50.00
image of Oriental Lowestoft Chinese Export Porcelain Porcelaine de la Cie Indes: With Special Reference to the Trade with China and the Porcelain Decorated for the American Market

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Newport, Monmouthshire: The Ceramic Book Company, 1954. Hardcover. 4to. Blue cloth with gilt lettering. viii, 166pp. Top edge gilt. Color frontispiece, 3 full-page color plates, 32 full-page plates. Very good. Mild corner and edgewear, with spine faintly sunned and small chip at spine head; ownership signature on inner flyleaf; internally tight and fine. A tight and nice second edition,… Read more
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$55.00
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The Art of the T'ang Potter

by PRODAN, Mario

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Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts, ABAA
Published
1961
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$50.00

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New York: The Viking Press, 1961. Hardcover. 4to. Tan cloth with gilt spine lettering, pictorial dust jacket. Tipped-in color frontispiece, line drawings, illustrations, numerous tipped-in color plates. Near fine/good plus. Jacket typically edgeworn, with several edge chips and archivally-closed (on verso) edge tears -- but complete and overall fairly attractive. Tight and nice first U.S. edition of this outstandingly-illustrated… Read more
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$50.00
image of The Blue Book of the Furniture Trade: Twenty-Fourth Edition. July 1, 1885

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Chicago: National Furniture Association, 1885. Hardcover. Small 4to. Blue blind-embossed cloth with gilt lettering. 447pp, (12pp). Very good. Mild edgewear. A tight, attractive copy of the 24th edition of this thorough state-by-state directory of all those involved in the furniture business throughout the U.S., closing with a small section on Canada -- an exceptional wealth of dense data for… Read more
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$150.00
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Old English Lustre Pottery

by JOHN, W.D., and BAKER, Warren

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Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts, ABAA
Published
1951
Item Price
$125.00

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Newport, England: R.H. Johns Ltd, 1951. Hardcover. 4to. Red cloth with gilt lettering and decoration. xx. 132pp. Color frontispiece, numerous illustrations (some color). Very good. Endpapers and page edges faintly foxed and age toned; spine ever-so-slightly sunned, else internally fine. A tight, quite nice first edition of this classic history of the early 19th century porcelain or pottery with… Read more
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$125.00
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The National Archives of the United States

by VIOLA, Herman J.

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Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts, ABAA
Published
1984
ISBN
9780810913677
Item Price
$50.00

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New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc, 1984. Hardcover. Introduction by David McCullough. 4to. Blue cloth with gilt spine lettering, pictorial dust jacket. 282pp. (5pp). Color frontispiece, extensive illustrations (many color), pictorial endpapers. Fine/fine. A superb, tight and pristine first edition of this heavily pictorial guide through the "nation's attic" -- and with an archival decorative-edged bookplate signed boldly by… Read more
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$50.00
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N.p.: S.A. Lausanne, 1965. Hardcover. Translation by Peggy Rowell Oberson. Folio. Red cloth with gilt spine lettering and gilt decoration, slipcase. 278pp. Extensive color illustrations (many tipped in). Near fine/very good. Mild slipcase edgewear. A tight and quite handsome first English-language edition of this large and heavy standard survey, beautifully illustrated. Pierre Verlet addresses "Gothic Tapestry," Michel Florisoone addresses… Read more
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$55.00
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