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American Automotive Stock Certificates : a Collector's Guide with Values

By Falater, Lawrence

Port Clinton, OH: BNR Press, 1997. First edition. Hardcover w/glossy pictorial boards. Very good. Quarto (oversize). Landscape format (long). Slight wear to edges and corners of boards. Slight spotting at top edge of text block. 400 p. w/ hundreds of b&w illus., price guide, fold out illustrations at front end rear endpapers. A stil useful reference for this type of stock certificate, many beautifully illustrated. SIGNED by the author on the title page.


With Wakened Hands : Furniture by James Krenov and Students

By Krenov, James. introduction by Ellis Walentine. Principal photography by Seth Janofsky

Fresno, CA: Cambium Press, Bethel/Linden Publishing, 2000. First edition. Hardcover. Very good/very good. Quarto (oversized). Slight wear to edges and corners of boards, a bit more so to dust jacket. 125 p. w/ illustrations, index of makers. Includes sections on Workmanship, Teaching, Wood, Creativity, and Fingerprints (personal details by the maker). An attractive and inspirational work by a master craftsman, showing the impact of his teaching on others.


Lettercarving in Wood : a Practical Course

By Pye, Chris

Lewes, East Sussex, UK: Guild of Master Craftsmen Publications, LTD., 1997. First edition. Oversized Paperback. Good. Quarto (oversized). Slight wear to edgs and corners of covers.A bit of rubbing to front cover. 230 p. w/ many drawings & color illus., glossary, further reading, index. A superb and classic book on lettercarving by a master English carver.


Cassell's Carpentry and Joinery : Comprising Notes on Materials, Processes, Principles, and Practice, including about 1,800 Engravings and Twelve Plates

By Hasluck, Paul N.

Philadelphia: David McKay Publisher, 1914. Later printing. Hardcover. Very good. Octavo (standard size). Slight wear to edges and corners of boards, no dust jacket. A few very small paint spots on cover. Stamped by the former owner, a consulting engineer firm most active in the 20s and 30s. 567 p. w/ all 12 color plates present, b&w illus,, index. A standard work of British origin, well made and still a useful reference, as the many modern reprints attest, here in a very attractive edition.


Lettercutting in Stone : a Workbook by Richard Grasby

By Grasby, Richard

Oswestry, UK: Anthony Nelson, 1989. First edition. Hardcover. Very good. Thin quarto (oversized). Slight wear to edges and corners of boards, Fading to spine and top corner of front board. 146 p. w/ bibliography. A well done presentation of stone lettercutting by a well respected stonecutter.


Penny Whimsy : a Revision of Early American Cents 1793 - 1814. An Exercise in Descrptive Classification with Tables of Rariety and Value

By Sheldon, William H.

Lawrence, MA: Quarterman Publications, 1976. Reprint. Hardcover. Very good/very good. Octavo (standard size). Slight wear to edges and corners of boards and dust jacket. Some tape to dj edges. xii, 340 p. w/ additional 51 plates.



By Grierson, Philip

Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1975. First edition. Hardcover. Very good/very good. Small octavo (standard size). Slight wear to edges and corners of boards and dust jacket. Generic bookplate on pastedown. 211 p. w/ b&w illus., tables, further reading, index. A good, classic introduction to the study of coins and coin like objects.


A Lithuanian Cemetery : St. Casimir Lithuanian Cemetery in Chicago IL.

Chicago: Lithuanian Photo Library and Loyola University Press, 1976. First edition. Hardcover. Very good/good. Quarto, landscape format (oversized). Slight wear to edges and corners of boards. Dj has chips at edges, including a larger one at lower rear edge. Square sticker on flyleaf. 247 p. w/ many b&w illustrations of gravestones, many very unusual and impressive. In English and Lithuanian.


The Art of Dialling, By a New, Easie, and Most Speedy Way, Shewing How to Describe the Houre-lines upon all Sorts of Plaines, Howsoever, or in What Latitude so-ever Scituated; As Also, to Find the Suns Azimuth, Whereby the Sight of Any Plaine is Examined

By Foster, Samuel. Edited by Frederick W. Sawyer III.

North American Sundial Society, 2001. Limited facsimile edition, #8 of twenty-two, based on the 1638 and 1675 editions of this work. Very good oversized hardcover in blue binding without dust jacket. Light wear along the edges of the boards with minor bumping to the head and heel of the spine. 60 pages. The first part of this work is a facsimile of the 1638 edition of The Art of Dialling and the second part has the text of the 1638 and 1675 editions side by side for comparison. Uncommon in hardcover.


Jewelery from 1900 to 1980 : Eight decades of Jewelery as Seen by European Jeweler. Schmuck von 1900 bis 1980 : Aufgezeichnet in 8 jahrhunderten von der Goldschmiede-Zeitung / Urhmacher Zeitschrift

Stuttgart, Germany: Rühle-Diebener-Verlag, 1982. First edition. Hardcover. Very good/very good. Quarto (over size). Slight wear to edges and corners of boards and dust jacket. Text in German and English. 337 p. w/ many b&w and color illus. A look at European jewelry from much of the 20th Century. Includes short essays on events and the German view of things thru various decades. More of a coffee table of european styles rather then a study of the topic.


The Complete Button Book

By Albert, Lillian Smith abd Kathryn Kent. foreword by Carl W. Drepperd.

New York, NY: Doubleday, 1949. First edition. Hardcover in slipcase. Very good. Quarto (oversized). Slight wear to edges and corners to boards. SIGNED by both authors on flyleaf. Very worn but intact slipcase with label very clear on top side. 409 p. w/ many b&w illus, appendix. An excellent reference on all kinds of buttons, from the very old to the mid 20th c.


Caucasian Carpets & Covers : the Weaving Culture

By Wright, E. Richard and John T. Wertime

London: Hali Publications Limited in association with Laurence King Publishing, 1995. First edition. Hardcover. Very good/very good. Folio (very oversized). Slight wear to edges and corners of boards and dust jacket. 184 p. w/ many color illus., endnotes, bibliography, index. A comprehensive survey of 19th adn 20th c. knotted pile rugs and flat woven textiles from Caucasia. Due to size extra shipping may be required.


Le Terme di Montecatini in Cartolina [ The Montecatini Terme in Postcards ]

Monteca, 2013. First edition. Hardcover. Very good/good. Thin quarto ( oversized) Slight wear to edges and corners of boards, more so to dj, which also has some scratches to the back cover. 125 p. w/ many full color productions of postcards. Limited to 600 copies, a nice overview of this Italian spa town in postcards of primarily the 19th century.


Canes in the United States. Second Edition.

By Dike, Catherine

Louisville, KY: Cane Curiosa Press / Minerva Books, circa 2003. 2nd edition. . Hardcover. Very good/good. Quarto (oversized). Slight wear to edges and corners of boards, a bit more to dust jacket. Some slight scuffing to dj covers. 397 (1) p. w/ many color & b&w illus., bibliography, origins of illus., museums and historical societies, collectors, index. An attractive and important reference on American canes. Covers Historical, Folk art, Silver handled, Gadget canes, fakes, and more.


In Their Hours of Ocean Leisure : Scrimshaw in the Cold Harbor Sailing Museum

By Malley, Richard C.

Cold Spring Harbor, NY: Whaling Museum Society, 1993. First Trade paperback printing. . Paperback Original. Very Good. Octavo in landscape format (standard size). Slight wear to edges and corners of covers 79 p. w/ b&w ilustrations, maps, notes, bibliography, index, and appendices on Srimshanders, people, places, and ships in the collection. An attractive survey of scrimshaw and the collection of same in this important whaling museum.


A Participant's Guide to Renaissance Costuming

By Gagner, Mary Beth

Mid-America Festivals, 1988. First edition. Pamphlet. Good. Small octavo. Wear to edges and corners. Crease at back corner with slighgt soiling to back cover. Smudge to front cover at upper right. 83 p. w/ bibliography, rough patterns, and directions for measuring, making usable patterns, and sewing shirts, shoes, dresses, pants, and more. Uncommon.


The Furniture Makers of Cincinnati 1790 to1849

By Sikes, Jane E.

Cincinnati, OH: the author, 1976. First edition. Hardcover in full cloth. Very Good in Good dust jacket. Quarto (oversized). Some wear to edges of dj, with a longish closed tear to lower left front corner of dj. Old sticker on back of dj, seemingly cemented in place. Front of dj has some rubbing. Boards have only slight wear to edges and corners. 262 p. w/chapters on Cincinnati history, proof of style, and the furniture and chair industry, as well as a long section listing the makers by lat name. The book also includes a bibliography and many illustrations in color and b&w of furniture, craftsmen, and manyuy old ads and documents. An attractive and unique reference work, researched, written and self published in a thorough and excellent manner by the author.