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Miller's Antiques : Price Guide 2005 International, Volume XXV
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Miller's Antiques : Price Guide 2005 International, Volume XXV

By Elizabeth Norfolk, editor

U. K.: Mitchell Beazley. Very Good. 2004. First Edition. Hardcover. 1840009861 . Large hardcover, 817 pages, in very good condition. Light soiling outer edge of pages, interior of pages clean and intact, profusely illustrated in colour. Hardcover has light scuffing and light wear to corners, tiny tears upper spine. ; Miller's Antiques Price Guide; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 817 pages; Note: Due to heavy weight, over 5 lbs. Wrapped, extra postage will be required (2270-05-16) .

$19.95

Yellow-Green Vaseline! A Guide to the Magic Glass

By Jay L. Glickman

Marietta, Ohio: Antique Publications. Good with no dust jacket. 1991. First Edition. Hardcover. 091541077x . Hardcover, no dustjacket. Very good interior, with good minus cover. Ex-library book with the usual ex-lib type of markings. Pages are all intact and very clean. Cover has scuffing, ink rubbing and moderate wear to edges/corners with some paper loss at a few corners. Colour & b/w illustrations. A comprehensive guide to this unique collectible glassware. (700,0514) ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 111 pages .

$29.95

Depression Era Glassware - Identification & Value Guide, 4th Edition
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Depression Era Glassware - Identification & Value Guide, 4th Edition

By Carl F. Luckey

Iola, WI: Krause Publications. Very Good+. 2002. First Edition. Softcover. 087349301x . Ex-library book, but still in very good condition - sturdy laminated cover and usual ex-lib type of markings. Pages are clean and intact, light soiling to outer edge of pages. Colour & b/w illustrations. Cover has light wear at corners. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; Whether a newcomer to Depression era glassware or an old pro, the new edition of this time-honored standard is a must-have reference for any collector. Featuring exquisitely detailed line drawings of more than 150 of the most popular glass patterns, this book takes the guesswork out of identifying Depression glassware. The new edition features a color section, thousands of listings, and updated pricing, as well as reproduction and reissue alerts that give beginners valuable information and insight so they can buy and sell with confidence. Clear, concise, and indispensable, Depression Era Glassware is the book collectors can build their collection around. • Detailed line drawings of the most popular patterns • New 8-page color section • Updated pricing for thousands of listings. (590,0514) .

$17.50

Legacies - Collecting America's History At the Smithsonian
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Legacies - Collecting America's History At the Smithsonian

By Steven Lubar & Kathleen M. Kendrick

Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press. Very Good in Very Good+ dust jacket. 2001. First Edition. Hardcover. 156098886x . Ex-library book, but this oversize hardcover is still in very nice condition. Laminated jacket and usual ex-lib type of markings. Pages are clean and intact. Laminate on jacket has some scuffing and a little wear along spine. Hardcover has light wear to bottom corners. Profusely illustrated in colour. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 256 pages; The Smithsonian Institution has been America's museum since 1846. What do its vast collections -- from the ruby slippers to a piece of Plymouth Rock, first ladies' gowns to patchwork quilts, a Model T Ford to a customized Ford LTD low rider -- tell Americans about themselves? In this lavishly illustrated guide to the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, Steven Lubar and Kathleen M. Kendrick tell the stories behind more than 250 of the museum's treasures, many of them never before photographed for publication. These stories not only reveal what America as a nation has decided to save and why but also speak to changing visions of national identity. As the authors demonstrate, views of history change over time, methods of historical investigation evolve and improve, and Americas' understand of the past matures. Shifts in focus and attitude lie at the hearth of Legacies, which is organized around four concepts of what a national museum of history can be: a treasure house, a shrine to the famous, a palace of progress, and a mirror of the nation. Thus, the museum collects cherished or precious objects, houses celebrity memorabilia, documents technological advances, and reflects visitors' own lives. Taking examples from science and technology, politics, decorative arts, military history, ethnic heritage, popular culture and everyday life, the authors provide historical context for the work of the Smithsonian and shed new light on what is important, and who is included, in American history. Throughout its history, Lubar and Kendrick conclude, the museum has played a vital role in both shaping and reflecting America's sense of itself as a nation. (*Note: due to heavy weight, extra postage will be required) (1790,0811) .

$22.95

The Burrell Collection
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The Burrell Collection

By Collection, Burrell; Marks, Richard

Collins. Near Fine. 1984. Third Printing. Softcover. 0004356802 . Softcover edition (same ISBN as hardcover edition) - Collins, London & Glasgow 1984. Large softcover in excellent condition. Pages clean and intact other than previous owner's name inside front cover. Cover has light scuffing and slight wear at corners. Intro by John Julius Norwich. Beautifully illustrated in colour. (585,0811); 4to 11" - 13" tall; 160 pages .

$8.95

DEPRESSION GLASS FOR COLLECTORS
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DEPRESSION GLASS FOR COLLECTORS

By Brenner, Robert

Schiffer Publishing. Very Good. 1998. First Edition. Hardcover. 0764306707 . Schiffer 1998 edition, hardcover, no jacket as issued. This is an ex-library book, but still in very good condition. Spine sticker, upper edge stamp and a couple of ex-lib stickers at rear. Pages clean and tight, profusely illustrated in colour. Cover has some scuffing, light wear at corners and a small taped tear to upper spine. Contents: History of Depression Glass Era, brief histories of major Depression glass manufacters and then the various types of glassware. Hundreds of colour photos. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 176 pages; (*Note - due to heavy weight, extra postage will be required) [984] .

$23.50

SON OF HEAVEN  Imperial Arts of China
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SON OF HEAVEN Imperial Arts of China

By Thorp, Robert L.

WA: Son of Heaven Press. Near Fine. 1988. First Edition. Softcover. 092920901x . Very nice, clean, tight condition. Pages are unmarked other than date on copyright page. Cover has light scuffing and light wear at corners/spine ends. Profusely illustrated in colour and b/w. Contents: The Altar; Rituals of the early periods; The Outer Court: The Last Dynasty; The Temple: The Emperor and the Three Teachings; The Inner Court: Life in the Palace; The Tomb: Imperial Burials. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 208 pages; Also includes chronology, lenders to the exhibition, dynastic capitals and excavation locations, list of illustrations. (*Note - due to weight, extra shipping will apply to some locations) [951] .

$11.95

INTRODUCTION TO LALIQUE GLASS
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INTRODUCTION TO LALIQUE GLASS

By McClinton, Katharine Morrison

Wallace-Homestead Book Co. Very Good. 1978. First Edition. Hardcover. 0870692380 . Hardcover 1981 printing, 4to (11.5" tall). Ex-library book, but still in very good condition - laminated cover and usual ex-lib type markings such as spine and front sticker. Pages are clean and tight with b/w & colour illustrations. Jacket is scuffed with light wear to edges of jacket and edges of hardcover. Covers Lalique's decorative glassware field from small tablewares, writing desk accessories, toilet table fittings, to large vases, lamps and lighting fixtures. Also includes Lalique plates and current collectibles. [820]; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 112 pages .

$17.00

COMPLETE GUIDE TO MAKING WOODEN CLOCKS Traditional, Shaker & Contemporary  Designs
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COMPLETE GUIDE TO MAKING WOODEN CLOCKS Traditional, Shaker & Contemporary Designs

By Nelson, John A.

Fox Chapel Publishing Company. Very Good. 2000. First Edition. Softcover. 1565231198 . Ex-library book, but still in very nice condition - sturdy laminated cover and usual ex-lib type markings. Internal pages clean and tight, a little soiling outer edge of pages. Cover has light scuffing and a few light scratches. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 180 pages; Thirty-seven clock projects-from modern designs to historical reproductions, from novelty clocks to practical timepieces-are detailed in this step-by-step manual. Patterns, color photos, and line drawings for each clock are supplied, as are construction techniques and guides to finding and fitting the necessary components. [735] .

$12.95

BESWICK POTTERY (2ND EDITION)  The Charlton Standard Catalogue, Millennium  Edition
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BESWICK POTTERY (2ND EDITION) The Charlton Standard Catalogue, Millennium Edition

By Callow, Diana & John Callow

Charlton Press. Very Good-. 1999. First Edition. Softcover. 0889682194 . Millennium edition. Ex-library book, but still in quite nice condition - laminated cover and usual ex-lib type of markings. Pages are clean and tight other than light edge stain affecting bottom edge of first approx. 5 pages and last 2 pages. Light soiling outer edge of pages. Cover has light wear at spine ends and corners. Colour & b/w photos. 504 pages. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 504 pages; Interested in Beswick Ashtrays, CM Series, Jugs, Vases, Lamps CottageWare or Tableware? Over 1,000 illustrations accompany the listings of Beswick decorative ware from 1894 to 1973 in this informative guide. [825] .

$37.50

Furniture, the Connoisseur Illustrated Guides
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Furniture, the Connoisseur Illustrated Guides

By Edward Joy

Hearst Books. Good+. 1972. First Edition. Hardcover. 0878513000 . Ex-library book with laminated cover and usual ex-lib type markings, jacket attached to book. Good, sturdy copy. Cover has some scuffing and light edgewear. Pages all intact, occasional light soiling and a small amount of underlining/writing. Colour & b/w illus. Development of furniture in the western world. Covers: Gothic, Early Renaissance, Baroque, Rococo, Early Neo-classical, Later No-classical, Victorian & Modern (from 1500-modern day) (700); 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

$11.95

A CONNOISSEUR'S GUIDE TO THE MET The Best of the Metropolitan Museum in  Four 1-Hour Tours
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A CONNOISSEUR'S GUIDE TO THE MET The Best of the Metropolitan Museum in Four 1-Hour Tours

By Magriel, Paul & Spike, John T.

Random House. Near Fine. 1987. First Edition. Softcover. 0394748573 . Very nice condition - slight corner wear, a little scuffing of cover. Interior clean and all pages intact. Ther world's most fascinating pieces of art. Contains 4 tours of 25 objects each, a map for each tour, and 100 elegant b/w photos. (os) ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

$7.95

THE CERAMIC FURNITURE & SILVER COLLECTORS' GLOSSARY
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THE CERAMIC FURNITURE & SILVER COLLECTORS' GLOSSARY

By Barber, Edwin Atlee; Lockwood, Luke Vincent; French, Hollis

Dacapo Paperbacks. Very Good. 1976. First Edition. Softcover. 0306800497 . Internal pages clean & unmarked. Cover has light edge & corner wear, rubbing around edges and old price sticker on front. 165 pages....Originally published as three separate volumes in the early 1900s by the Walpole Society. An essential reference guide for the antiques collector, it illustrates and defines the language of and heritage of antique furniture, ceramics and silverware. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

$11.00

TO HAVE & TO HOLD Decorative American Boxes
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TO HAVE & TO HOLD Decorative American Boxes

By Ross, Pat

Viking Studio Books. Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1991. First Edition. Hardcover. 0670830615 . Hardcover is clean & unmarked other than tiny publisher's mark bottom edge of pages. Jacket has slight corner wear and a little scuffing. Beautiful Colour photos throughout. Review: "..... Lively history of ornamental boxes in America from the perfect oval creations of the Shakers to the work of contemporary artisans. More than 100 photos. Includes boxes for traveling, for use in the bedchamber and the parlor, for storage and safekeeping, for the kitchen, as a token of affection and/or sentiment, and newly made boxes. " ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 126 pages .

$11.00

THE BEST OF SEARS COLLECTIBLES 1905-1910
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THE BEST OF SEARS COLLECTIBLES 1905-1910

By Parr, Leslie (editor)

Arno Press. Very Good. 1976. First Edition. Softcover. 0405066880 . Light edgewear & scuffing, a few light creases to cover, small chip one top corner. Interior pages clean & unmarked other than previous owners name/address on first endpage. Age tanning to pages. First page has a 1/2" tear to top and title page, which was a little loose at bottom end, has been taped. Non-paginated - like 500-600 pages. Wonderful old ads - larger ones may be suitable for framing. Reproductions of catalogue item advertisements for a host of products from old Sears Roebuck catalogues issued between 1905 and 1910. B/w illustrations. Some are full page, many are numerous to a page. The book is divided into sections, ie. Musical Instruments, Dolls and Toys, Gramophones and Records, Cameras, Drugs and Cosmetics, Telephones, Stoves and Ranges, Pocket Knives, etc (*Book is over weight & will incur addt'l shipping charges) ; 4to 11" - 13" tall .

$15.50

BABY BOOMER TOYS AND COLLECTIBLES
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BABY BOOMER TOYS AND COLLECTIBLES

By Turpen, Carol

Schiffer Publishing. Very Good. 1993. Softcover. 0887404952 . 192 pages. Ex-library with sturdy laminated cover and usual stamps & stickers. Light corner & edge wear, light scuffing to cover. Interior clean & unmarked other than some color rubbed off from first page onto inside cover, and a couple library stamps. Front cover pulled away a bit from spine but nothing loose. Profusely illustrated in colour. The toys of the 1950s and 1960s are currently among the most sought after collectibles, and some of the most popular examples are covered in this book. Nearly 500 beautiful color photos of over 780 toys and collectibles, and a helpful price guide make this a necessary reference for new and advanced collectors and toy dealers everywhere. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall .

$14.00

EARLY CANADIAN GLASS
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EARLY CANADIAN GLASS

By Stevens, Gerald

Mcgraw Hill. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1967. First Edition. Hardcover. B002CC4TJ2 . McGraw Hill 1967 edition. Ex-library book, but still in quite good condition - laminated cover and usual ex-lib type markings. Cover has light edgewear, light soiling, a little sticker residue on front. Pages intact with occasional light soiling B/w ilustrations. 184 pages. "This definitive work by North America's leading expert in the highly specialized field of early Canadian glass reviews briefly the art and craft of glass-making from earlier times. ..; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Gerald Stevens then comes to his main theme, glass-making in nineteenth-century Canada. All the known glass houses of Canada are considered, by regions and in detail, the products in which they specialized, the sources of their materials with detailed comment on design, social and industrial needs and leading craftsmen. " (355-noto) .

$9.95

COLLECTOR'S ITEMS A Guide to Antique Hunting Across Canada

By John Hearn

Toronto: Van Nostrand Reinhold. Good. 1981. First Edition. Softcover. 0442297017 . Ex-library book, still in quite good condition - sturdy laminated cover and usual ex-lib type markings. Light edgewear and scuffing to cover, some loosening of laminate along spine. Pages intact and clean other than the occasional small spot and light soiling outer edge of page. B/w photos/illustrations. 136 pages. Offers an introduction to some of the most appealing collector's items found in Canada: glassware, ceramics, metal goods, furniture, books, prints, maps, collectibles such as records and postcards, and much more. (460os) ; 4to - over 9¾" - 12" Tall; 136 pages .

$12.95

ENGLISH SILVER SPOONS Lett's Collectors' Guides
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ENGLISH SILVER SPOONS Lett's Collectors' Guides

By Snodin, Michael

London: Charles Letts Books. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1982. Hardcover. 0850973791 . Lett's Collectors' Guides. Ex-library book, but still in very good condition - laminated cover and usual ex-lib type markings. Small repaired chip out of bottom edge of jacket, light edgewear, a little moreso to bottom edge, light scuffing and soiling. Interior pages clean and intact, light age tanning. Of the silverware produced during the period covered by this book (c. 1450-1900) , the vast majority of pieces surviving today are spoons. These spoons reflect much technical and social history, which is traced by the author, as well as the development/history of hallmarking which will be of particular interest to silver historians and collectors. (445-osl); 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall .

$8.55

ENGLISH PORCELAIN  Letts Collectors' Guides
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ENGLISH PORCELAIN Letts Collectors' Guides

By Cushion, John

London: Charles Letts Books. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1982. Hardcover. 085097349X . Letts Collectors' Guides 1982. Ex-library book, but still in very good condition - laminated cover and usual ex-lib type markings. Light edgewear, a little moreso to corners, light scuffing and soiling. Interior clean other than light edge stain and earmark on first endpage. Light age tanning to pages. A history of the development of porcelain after its discovery in Britain in 1745. Traces influences and the subsequent development of individuality and skill in the English china makers up until the mid-19th century. With Marks, Glossary, Bibliography and 62 colour plates with full descriptions. (428-os) ; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall .

$8.50