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The Diversions of an Autograph-Hunter

By J. H. ; [John Horne]

London: Elliot Stock. Very Good with no dust jacket; Boards lightly worn and rounded.. 1894. First Edition. Hardcover. Maroon cloth with title stamped in gilt on spine and front boards. Two illustrations of author autographs. Index. Many pages unopened. A collection of essays and tales from the author’s collecting hobby, including tips for the “gentle art” of securing autographs, what people think of autograph hunters, how people reply, and many anecdotes about signatures in his collection. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 106 pages .

$35.00

Antique Islamic Rugs: Collected by the Late Andrew R. Doyle of Oak Park, Illinois Part III Unreserved Public Auction by Order of Elizabeth F. Cheney, Legatee

Dennis, MA: Robert C. Eldred Co. , Inc.. Good with no dust jacket; Missing front cover paste on illustration, title . page foxed, owner name, previous owner price marginalia.. 1976. First Printing. Softcover. Color and black-and-white photographs. Catalog from the estate auction which took place in June of 1976 and featured over 35 silk rugs and over 50 wool carpets, from the world-renowned collector Andrew R. Dole. Prices realized sheet laid in. ; 88 pages .

$30.00

An Introduction to European Swords

By North, Anthony

London: Her Majesty's Stationery Office. Very Good with no dust jacket; Lower corners bumped.. 1982. First Printing. Hardcover. 0112903789 . Pictorial hardcover. Black and white and color photos, further reading section. A presentation of the sword in the age of chivalry via rapiers, small swords and hunting swords up to the armourers of the 19th century detailing fashion and practice and the influence of the goldsmith on the cutler. ; 48 pages .

$10.00

In a Canadian Attic
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In a Canadian Attic

By Stevens, Gerald

Toronto: The Ryerson Press. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Head and foot of spine bumped, jacket . rubbed along the edges.. 1963. First Printing. Hardcover. Brown cloth binding. Black and white illustrations. Full discussion of almost every possible form of Canadian antiques complete with tips for the collector. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper with an interesting note from the previous owner laid in describing his meeting and discussion with the author. ; 260 pages; Signed by Author .

$40.00

Illustrated History of Furniture:  From the Earliest to the Present Time  Containing over Three Hundred and Fifty Illustrations of Representative  Examples of the Different Periods
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Illustrated History of Furniture: From the Earliest to the Present Time Containing over Three Hundred and Fifty Illustrations of Representative Examples of the Different Periods

By Litchfield, Frederick

London: Truslove and Hanson Ltd.. Very Good with no dust jacket; Spine lightly faded, edges rubbed, ¼ in. . Split at head of spine, endpaper foxing.. 1907. Sixth Edition. Hardcover. Decorative beveled maroon cloth binding, top edges gilt. xxii, 358 pages. Color frontispiece illustration, black and white illustrations, appendix, and index. 6th edition fully revised, containing nearly 100 additional illustrations, more than 60 of them full page plates. A weighty reference. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall .

$30.00

American Historical Views on Staffordshire China
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American Historical Views on Staffordshire China

By Larsen, Ellouise Baker

Garden City, NY: Doubleday and Company. Very Good in Good dust jacket; Foxing. Glassine jacket chipped with tears . and pieces missing.. 1950. Revised Edition. Hardcover. Maroon cloth, top edges gilt. xxx, 317 pages. Color frontispiece illustration, index of borders, coordinating key for 1939 and 1950 editions, black and white illustrations, biographical list of artists, alphabetical list of illustrations, bibliography, list of American historical china, general index. Revised and enlarged edition of the standard work on the subject. Signed by the author on the half title page. ; Signed by Author .

$22.00

Catalogue of the Celebrated Collection of Ancient Marbles:  The Property  of the Most Honourable the Marquess of Lansdowne, by Messrs. Christie,  Manson & Woods
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Catalogue of the Celebrated Collection of Ancient Marbles: The Property of the Most Honourable the Marquess of Lansdowne, by Messrs. Christie, Manson & Woods

London: Christie, Manson and Woods. Good with no dust jacket; Boards toned, lower rear board rodent chewed, . small tear to upper spine.. 1930. First Printing. Hardcover. Illustrated paper over boards. Black and white photos. Descriptive auction catalog for the sale of over one hundred ancient and historic marble statues from Lansdowne House, which had been described as one of the most beautiful and valuable collections in England. ; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 9 pages .

$50.00

The Policeman\'s Lot:  Antique British Police Equipment Including  Truncheons and Tipstaves
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The Policeman's Lot: Antique British Police Equipment Including Truncheons and Tipstaves

By Mitton, Mervyn

London: Quiller Press. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1985. First Edition. Hardcover. 0907621503 . Many color photos. Appendices. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 145 pages .

$20.00

Rugs of the Yomud Tribes:  An Exhibition Featuring Rugs of the Yomud  Tribes of Russian Turkestan and Northern Persia
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Rugs of the Yomud Tribes: An Exhibition Featuring Rugs of the Yomud Tribes of Russian Turkestan and Northern Persia

By Jones, H. McCoy; Boucher, Jeff W.

Washington, DC: The International Hajji Baba Society. Very Good; Covers lightly sunned, nick at center spine.. 1976. Softcover. Light blue printed softcover. Introduction by Hans Konig. Bibliography, 56 photos and descriptions of rugs in the exhibition. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall .

$15.00

Collecting Antique Marbles
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Collecting Antique Marbles

By Baumann, Paul

Greensboro, NC: Wallace-Homestead Book Company. Very Good; Covers lightly rubbed.. 1987. Seventh Printing. Softcover. 0870690175 . Several pages of color photos. ; 86 pages .

$10.00

Political Campaign Buttons in Color with Prices
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Political Campaign Buttons in Color with Prices

By Wearin, Otha D.

Des Moines, IA: Wallace Homestead. Very Good; Small spot of sticker residue on front cover.. 1969. Softcover. Pictorial card covers with red plastic comb binding. Color photographs. Valuable reference work on political campaign memorabilia. ; 52 pages .

$20.00

Early American Textiles
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Early American Textiles

By Little, Frances

NY: Century Company. Very Good with no dust jacket; Bookseller's ticket on front free endpaper, . spine faded, boards faintly dampstained.. 1931. First Printing. Hardcover. xvi, 267 pp. Index, many black and white illustrations. Blue embossed cloth binding with titles stamped in gilt on front boards and spine. An extensive survey of early American textiles and needle arts, from clothing to embroidery to cotton-printed fabrics. ; Century Library of American Antiques .

$50.00

American Silver:  From the Colonial Period through the Early Republic in  the Worcester Art Museum
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American Silver: From the Colonial Period through the Early Republic in the Worcester Art Museum

By Buhler, Kathryn C.

Worcester, MA: Worcester Art Museum. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Jacket lightly scuffed.. 1979. First Edition. Hardcover. Black cloth with silver titles on spine and front boards. Foreword by Richard Stuart Teitz. Many black and white photos. ; 95 pages .

$20.00

Catalogue of Fine Islamic Rugs and Carpets:  Day of Sale: Wednesday, 29th  March, 1978
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Catalogue of Fine Islamic Rugs and Carpets: Day of Sale: Wednesday, 29th March, 1978

London: Sotheby's. Very Good; Owner stamp on front cover.. 1978. Softcover. Illustrations in black and white and color. Green printed wraps. Price estimates list laid in. 144 lots described. .

$20.00

Old Buttons and Their Values
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Old Buttons and Their Values

By Olson, Lorraine

Chicago: Lightner Publishing Company. Very Good with no dust jacket; Boards rubbed, owner address labels on . front and rear pastedowns.. 1940. Hardcover. Blue cloth binding. Many black and white photos. ; 109 pages .

$13.00

Old Pewter:  Brass, Copper, and Sheffield Plate
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Old Pewter: Brass, Copper, and Sheffield Plate

By Moore, N. Hudson

Rutland, VT: Charles E. Tuttle Company. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1972. 1st Thus. Hardcover. Red cloth binding. xvi, 229 pages. Black and white photos and illustrations, appendix, and index. A reprint of this 1905 reference work detailing over 100 pieces of old metalware, including a lantern which once belonged to George Washington and hung in the hall at Mount Vernon. .

$18.00

The Complete Button Book
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The Complete Button Book

By Albert, Lillian Smith; Kent, Kathryn

Garden City, NY: Doubleday and Company. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Address label on front and rear end . papers. Jacket toned and chipped along the edges, lacking slipcase.. 1949. First Edition. Hardcover. Decorative cloth binding. xix, 409 pages. Color frontispiece, black and white illustrations and photos, and appendix. A clear and factual reference containing more than 5,700 illustrations describing buttons of every conceivable material and design. Signed by both authors on front flyleaf. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

$45.00

Milk Bottle Manual:  A Collector\'s Pictoral Primer and Pricing Guide
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Milk Bottle Manual: A Collector's Pictoral Primer and Pricing Guide

By Taylor, Gordon A.

Salem, OR: Old Time Bottle Publishing Co.. Very Good; Covers lightly soiled and toned.. 1971. Softcover. 0911068074 . Many photos and illustrations, index. Pictorial stiff card covers. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 112 pages .

$40.00

Portland Glass Company
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Portland Glass Company

By Swan, Frank H.

Providence, RI: The Roger Williams Press. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Jacket rubbed, lightly toned, chipped . at spine with a closed tear and a small piece missing from the top of the . back panel.. 1939. First Printing. Hardcover. Cobalt blue cloth, title on front board in gilt. Black and white photos and index. Company story told using accounts of the plant and its activities featuring a representative sampling of the products and patterns it produced. Inscribed by author on front flyleaf. ; 127 pages; Signed by Author .

$35.00

Everybody\'s Book of the Queen\'s Dolls\' House
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Everybody's Book of the Queen's Dolls' House

By Benson, A. C. (editor) ; Weaver, Sir Lawrence

London: The Daily Telegraph Adn Methuen & Co.. Very Good with no dust jacket; Boards sunned, owner address label on front . and rear pastedowns.. 1924. Hardcover. First edition of the abbreviated version of the two-volume edition of this work, which describes the rooms and furnishings of Queen Mary's dollhouse. Photogravure profile portrait of Queen Mary with facsimile manuscript letter thanking the British public for this dollhouse gift. Many sepia-tone photos and other illustrations. A few color plates. Illustrated endpapers by Ernest H. Shepard. ; Unpaginated pages .

$25.00

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