View Our 2020 Holiday Gift Guide

We made holiday shopping easy: browse by interest, category, price or age in our bookseller curated gift guide.

Shop Now
Skip to content

Biblio logo: Used, Rare and Collectible Books for Sale

Add to want list

Rare Decorative Arts Books Rare & Antiquarian Books

If the decorative arts are your passion, you should definitely look through the rare decorative arts below in the Biblio Rare Book Room. There is a wide variety of topics covered in the rare decorative arts section, from textile swatches to the wallpapers of France. Many of the books include beautiful illustrations and how-to guides of certain crafts and specialties, and anyone who loves working with their hands should definitely peruse the rare decorative arts below in the Biblio Rare Book Room.

Nineteenth Century Hat Maker's and Felter's Manuals by Pufpaff, Suzanne

Hastings, Michigan: Stony Lonesome Press, 1995. First edition. Paperback. Fine/No jacket. 144 pages, illustrated with black and white drawings. A compilation of 19th century techniques for making felt hats and felting, with a 20th century update. The co...

From Scraps of American History


DOEHLER METAL PRODUCTS CORPORATION (NO. 94) 1948 by Doehler Metal Products Corporation

New York: Doehler Tubular Furniture. Very Good. 1948. First Edition. Soft Covers. Clean soft pictorial covers, interior of text is tight, clean & intact. Color illustrations. Laid-in: price list, a1949 fabric color card and 4 pages of tubular tables...

From Nick Bikoff, Bookseller


Modern Furniture By Heywood-Wakefield Trade Catalogue ca. 1930's by Heywood-Wakefield Company

Wakefield,MA: Heywood-Wakefield This is a very good softcover copy with light wear to the blue, black and silver covers. The lower front corner of the cover is chipped. Very clean inside and out. This is an original Heywood-Wakefield Trade Catalogue, not...

From Design Books


Recueil de Marques de Fabriques de Porcelaine Russes [provenance: Count Alexandre Orlowski] by Kaukhnoff, H

Paris: Imprimerie de Vaugirard, 1925. Hardcover. Near Fine. [116] leaves: illustrations; 20 cm. Light blue cloth spine with gilt-tooled spine title: Marques de Porcelaine Russes. Marbled paper over boards. Marbled endpapers. Small armorial bookplate...

From Classic Books and Ephemera


Girl Scouts Loan Exhibition of Colonial and Early Federal Furniture, Portraits and Glass 1929 by American Art Galleries

New York: American Art Galleries, 1929. This is a very good copy of the original catalog for the 1929 Girl Scouts Loan Exhibition, which has been bound in dark gray cloth, with red and gilt title label on the spine. The original green and gilt printed cat...

From Design Books


Maria: The Potter of San Ildefonso by Marriott, Alice

Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 1965. SIGNED by Maria on illustration page "Maria Povika". 10th printing, 1965. Very Good, black cloth boards lightly rubbed, in a Very Good dust jacket, light rubbing at tips. SCARCE with two contempora...

From Dale Steffey Books


The History of Portrait Miniatures 1531-1860 in 2 Volumes by George C Williamson, Litt. D

London: George Bell and Sons, 1904. First edition, small printing of 520 copies of which 510 were for sale. White linen cloth hardcovers with gilt decorative illustrations on covers and spine. Folio- 15.5" x 12". unsigned. A rare art history reference wr...

From Kabi Rare Books


Art Deco chromolithographic perfume & cosmetics catalogue for 1926. by [Avon] California Perfume Company

New York: California Perfume Company, [1926]. Oblong folio. Original limp black cloth with fold-over lower cover, bound with metal rivets, title and floral design to upper cover gilt. Chromolithographic title and 31 plates depicting beauty products, each...

From Alembic Rare Books



New York: S. T. Taylor. Very Good+. 1864. Paperback. Clean green paper covers. Tight, clean & intact. Hand colored fashion engravings. ; Hand Colored Plates; 8vo 8" - 9" tall . ...

From Nick Bikoff, Bookseller


WILLIAM MORRIS TO WHISTLER. Papers and Addresses on Art and Craft and the Commonweal. With Illustrations from drawings by the Author & other sources by CRANE. WALTER

G. Bell & Sons. Ltd. London. 1911. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. (7.6 x 5.5 inches). x, 278pp, 2 (advert leaf). Red and black decorative title page, portrait of William Morris, from a photo by Emery Walker, and 54 mono illustrations, including some drawings by Cra...

From Paul Foster Books


A Handweaver's Pattern Book by Davison, Marguerite Porter

Swarthmore, PA: Self Published. Very Good in Good dust jacket; Boards rubbed, jacket sunned and tattered.. 1955. Revised Edition; Fourth Printing. Hardcover. Green cloth with titles stamped in gilt on front boards and spine. Photographs by E. Fletcher Br...

From Old Saratoga Books


GLORIA VANDERBILT DESIGNS FOR YOUR HOME SIGNED by Vanderbilt , Interior Design & Her Artwork, with complete directions & Diagrams for over 70 Original Needlework, by by Phyllis Hingston Roderick, GLORIA VANDERBILT, SIGNED IN BLACK FELT PEN on Grey Endpapers. Inner DJ Flap $12.95, Illustrated B/W & Color, Photographs by Suzan Wood

Simon & Schuster, NY McCall Pattern Co. , 1977. HBDJ, 1977, 1st edition with #1 in Number Line, Oversized Burgundy HARDCOVER with Silver gilt Titles. Book Condition: VG. Dust Jacket Condition: VG with rub, wear folds of DJ. FIRST EDITION. SIGNED BY...



Gems for the Drawing Room - Fruit and Flowers - Books 1 and 2 by JERRARD, Paul & BAYLEY, J.W.N

London: Paul Jerrard, 1852. First Edition. Mid-nineteenth century opulence: two elaborate Victorian plate books with plates of fruit and flowers complimenting verse, fully printed in gilt. Two folios in original cloth with large colour card onlay on fron...

From Rare Illustrated Books


A Seattle Flapper's Jazz Age Scrapbook.

Seattle, WA, 1920. Soft cover. Very Good. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Oblong quarto (175 x 270 mm), 100 thick black pages. Contemporary purpose-made cloth scrapbook bound with a silk tie, title "photographs" in gilt to upper cover. Containing approximate...

From Alembic Rare Books


Letters Upon the Art of Miniature Painting. by Mansion, [Andre Leon Larue]

London & Paris: R. Ackerman; L. Janet, 1822. Hardcover. Very Good. 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. 12mo. Original pink boards, printed paper label to spine. Frontispiece and hand-coloured folding plate. Near-contemporary ownership inscription dated 1842. B...

From Alembic Rare Books


Search Rare Books

Book lovers can save on books by joining our Bibliophiles club

Are you a frequent reader or book collector?

Join the Bibliophile's Club and save 10% on every purchase, every day — up to $25 savings per order!