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Furniture Forum, Vol. 1, No.3, Summer, 1949 by Hollis Christensen, Editor ( Herman Miller, Otto and Gertrud Natzler, Garrett Eckbo, Angelo Testa et al. )

Los Angeles: Hollis Christensen and Phillip L. Pritchard , 1949. SCARCE iconic mid-century design journal. Very Good Plus, light soiling to wrappers, small bottom corner creases. Unpaginated, 34 pp. divided into sections on Furniture, Lighting, Fabrics, ...

From Dale Steffey 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


"Christie's" 1766 to 1925: Christie's Auction House Records by Marillier, H.C

"CHRISTIE'S" 1766 TO !925. a VERY NICE COPY IN A RARE ORIGINAL DUST JACKET. Many Illustrations. Printed in Great Britain By Robert Maclehose and Co., Ltd., The University Press, Glasgow. Used. Very Good-/Good Original Dust Jacket. Very rare thus. 7 3/4 X ...

From Mary Riversong



New York: S. T. Taylor & Sons. Very Good+. 1861. Paperback. Clean green paper covers with black lettering. Tight, clean & intact. Hand colored fashion illustrations. Covers with a few tiny edge chips. Social issues; Hand Colored Plates; 4to 11...

From Nick Bikoff, Bookseller


Furniture Forum, Vol.1, No.2 - Spring, 1949 by Hollis Christensen, Editor ( Beatrice Wood, Isamu Noguchi, George Nakashima, Herman Miller et al. )

Los Angeles: Hollis Christensen, 1949. SCARCE iconic mid-century design journal. Very Good, 1" tear to wrappers top edge at spine, light soiling to wrappers, a few pages with small bottom or top corner creases. Unpaginated, 32 pp. divided into sectio...

From Dale Steffey Books


AMATEUR WORK ILLUSTRATED - a practical magazine of constructive and decorative art and manual labour, with supplements containing designs and working drawings to scale for varoious pieces of work, useful and ornamental, & several hundreds of illustrations

London: Ward, Lock, Bowden & Co Volumes 1 - 7, popular re-issue. Not dated, but probably c. 1892 -5 (though the British Library lists seven volumes of this edition, and dates it 1881-88). One of the most elusive of all late Victorian journals for the ...

From Mike Park Ltd


Promotional Poster for AMERICAN ART DECO by Duncan, Alastair

No Place: Harry N. Abrams Original publisher's promotional poster, 20 1/2" w x 30 3/4" h, for the book published 1986, the poster with same great Art Deco artwork as the original dust jacket. Near Fine, faint creasing. An uncommon poster, ...

From Dale Steffey Books


The Architect of Floors: Modernism, Art and Marion Dorn Designs by Boydell, Christine

George G. Harrap & Company. Very Good; Edges mildly rubbed. 1996. First Printing. Softcover. 1872911552 . Black and white and color illustrations, black and white and color photos, notes, further readings list, acknowledgements, and index. A historical ...

From Old Saratoga Books


Empire und Biedermeier by Lux, Joseph August

Stuttgart: Julius Hoffmann, 1930. This is a very good hardcover portfolio with the text booklet and 80 loose plates with only light wear. The hardcover portfolio has a printed salmon-colored title label, also the same label on the text booklet. The portfo...

From Design Books


Zanol. The Better Way to Buy. Catalog No. 20. Edition A. by (Art Deco) The American Products Company

Cincinnati, OH: The American Products Company, May, 1925. Perfect bound (355 x 280 mm). Original brown wrappers printed in blue and cream, brown cloth backstrip. 78 pages, of which 16 are in full colour and the rest being uncoloured lithographs on single...

From Alembic Rare Books


[Art Nouveau chromolithographic pharmaceutical catalogue] Katalog No. 4. by Michael Birk, Tuttlingen Deutschland

Tuttlingen, Germany: Michael Birk, [c. 1890s]. Quarto. Original limp cloth wrappers blocked in gilt, grey, black, and white, blue endpapers, blue top-stain. 15 double-sided leaves of chromolithographic, metallic-printed, and embossed designs, of which 6 ...

From Alembic Rare Books


A Tracte Containing the Artes of Curious Paintinge, Carvinge and Buildinge Oxford 1598 by Giovanni Paulo Lomazzo

Gregg International Publishers Limited 1970 hardback, scarlet cloth / gilt. 219 pp. Facsimile reproduction of the 1598 original work by the Italian painter Paul Lomatimus (Giovanni Paulo Lomazzo) this is an extraordinary early instruction book for student...

From Daisyroots Books Ltd



Dourdan, 1900. Dourdan: Émile Thézard (circa 1900). Folio, tan printed paper-covered boards; recent cloth spine; original cloth ties; plates (some with light edge wear) loose in portfolio as issued. Charming Art Nouveau designs for shop fa&c...

From marilyn braiterman rare books


Repertoire de la Majolique Italienne by Chompret, J

Paris: Les Editions Nomis, 1949. This is a very good two volume set of the original edition with just light wear. Completely clean inside and out, some light browning to the edges of the soft text pages, occasional offsetting from the color plates visible...

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