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American Antique Toys, 1830-1900

By: Barenholtz, Bernard; McClintock, Inez

Price: $125.00

Publisher: New York, NY, USA, Harry N. Abrams, Inc.: 1980

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 001897

ISBN: 0810906686

Condition: As New


Featuring the renowned toy collection of Bernard Berenholtz, this book shows more than one hundred toys using 285 illustrations including 100 in full color, and many double-page and multi page spreads. Many of the toys shown are very rare, and in magnificent condition. Some are unique and all speak to the use and appreciation of childhood. The book is divided by subject matter: Toys to Grow On, Symbols of Freedom, Familiar Animals, Race and Chase, Fairy Tales and Fantasy... View more info

American Furniture 2012

By: Beckerdite, Luke

Price: $65.00

Publisher: U.S.A., Chipstone Foundation: 2013

Seller ID: 001893

ISBN: 0982772211

Condition: New


This annual publication features the best of the best in scholarly work on the subject of antique American furniture and its influences.Articles in this volume include: The Hands that Rocked the Cradle: Interpretations in the Life of an Object by R. Ruthie Dibble; "The one Mrs. Trist would chuse": Thomas Jefferson, the Trist Family, and the Monticello Campeachy Chair by Sumpter Priddy III, Adam T. Erby, and Jenna Huffman; The Kahle-Henson School of Punched-Tin Pa... View more info

Marine Paintings and Drawings in Mystic Seaport Museum

By: Brewington, Dorothy E. R.

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Mystic, Connecticut, Mystic Seaport Museum: 1982

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 001903

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover. Blue cloth, gilt letters on spine & front cover, teal & color illus. paper dust jacket, 219 pp., 476 bw illus. & 18 color plates. More than one thousand marine paintings and drawings are catalogued in this volume. Contains 635 catalogue entries. Lists American, European and Oriental artists. The entries are organized alphabetically. A nicely put together book, and an important resource for anyone researching a maritime artist or painting. The overall condition... View more info

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The Waterfowl Decoys of Southwestern Ontario and the Men Who Made Them

By: Brisco, Richard Paul

Price: $225.00

Publisher: Erin, Ontario, Canada, Boston Mills Pr: 1986

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 001870

ISBN: 0919783627

Condition: Fine


This volume brings together 12 years of research and collecting. The book focuses on decoys made in the Ontario counties of Wentworth and Kent. These counties were homes to some of the most important hunting camps in North America and created a steady trade in decoys and equipment. Research based on interviews and over 60 carvers are profiled. Over 80 color photographs and more then 200 black and white. Excellent condition. Scarce. View more info

Schmuck I: Hals-, Ohr-, Arm- und Gewandschmuck, Schmuck II: Fingerringe

By: Chadour, Anna Beatriz and Joppien, Rudiger

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Koln, Kunstgewerbemuseum Der Stadt Koln: 1985

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 001894

Condition: Fine


[Museum of Decorative Arts of the City of Koln : Jewelry I: Neck- , Ear- , Arm- and Garment Ornaments, Jewelry II : Rings]. Koln: Kunstgewerbemuseum, 1985. Two volumes. Softcover. As new condition. Volume 1 has 596pp. and shows more than 555 objects from the 16th through the 19th centuries with catalog information and excellent black and white photography. Volume 2 has 370pp. with over 350 rings shown in catalog format with black and white photography. Also includes an i... View more info

Old Ship Prints

By: Chatterton, E. Keble

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, Spring Books: 1965

Edition: 2nd Edition

Seller ID: 001900

Condition: Good


This hardcover book with dust jacket is considered one of the early staples on the subject of ship prints. The contents include 9 chapters: Introduction; The First Ship Prints; Shipping and Engraving; Art and Adventure; Prints and the Ride of Sea-Power; Mezzotint and Aquatint; Early Nineteenth-Century Ship Prints; Merchant Ship Prints; Prints of Fore-and-Aft Vessels and an Index. There are 69 prints shown in either color or black-and-white, with a listing in the front of... View more info

Renaissance Jewels, Gold Boxes, and Objets De Vertu: From the Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection

By: Cocks, Anna Somers; Truman, Charles; De Pury, Simon

Price: $125.00

Publisher: New York, NY, USA, The Vendome Press in association with Sotheby Publications: 1984

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 001895

ISBN: 0865650446

Condition: Fine


380pp. Hard cover with dust jacket. Fine/As New condition. Content covers jewellery, royalty and their treasuries of the high renaissance, techniques of gold box makers, Faberge, techniques of jewellers, etc. in the 18th century. Many wonderful illustrations of period paintings and other artworks showing jewels in use support the text. Full catalogue of this collection includes jewellery and treasury pieces and gold boxes (French, period and mimicking French makers but ... View more info

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American Decoys: Ducks, Eiders, Scooters, Geese, Brant, Swan, Shorebirds from Peeps to Curlew, Gulls, Terns, Owls, Crows, Blackbirds, Herons, Loon, Fish & Other Unusual Decoys from 1865-1920

By: Colio, Quintina

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Science Press: 1972

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 001878

Condition: Near Fine


This book was designed as a memorial to the great collector Bill Mackey. Numerous color and black and white photographs. The author and other passionate contributors looked at the birds, the makers, the history of decoys, and the change over time of the both decoys and their real models all while appreciating the decoys as folk art. The authors' knowledge of hunting and history made their commentary particularly interesting. View more info

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Factory Decoys of Mason, Stevens, Dodge, and Peterson

By: Delph, John; Delph, Shirley

Price: $80.00

Publisher: Exton, Pennsylvania, USA, Schiffer Publishing Ltd.: 1980

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 001881

ISBN: 0916838331

Condition: As New


Color photographs of more than 200 decoys, plus numerous black and white photos and line drawings. All help identify and authenticate these factory-made decoys. Chapters on species and special order models. View more info

American Paintings of Ports and Harbors 1774-1968

By: Dodge, Joseph Jeffers

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Jacksonville, Florida, Cummer Gallery of Art: 1969

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 001901

Condition: Fine


This softcover exhibition catalogue features 35 works of fine art that show American ports and harbors of the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. So much work has been focused on the ships themselves that this group showing the ports is a nice variation on a theme. 18 of the works are illustrated in black and white. The exhibition included works from 18 museums, 9 private collections and 3 art dealers. Works by Joseph Blunt, Childe Hassam, Richard Fish, Fitz Hugh Lane and man... View more info

Carteret Wildfowl Heritage

By: Dudley, Jack

Price: $85.00

Publisher: Lewes, Delaware, U.S.A., Decoy Magazine: 1995

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Inscribed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 001889

ISBN: 0963181521

Condition: Fine


Numerous decoys shown┬┐primarily is color, along with the photographs of the people, buildings and artifacts of the clubs supporting decoys and waterfowl hunting in the area. This book deals with the Carteret County area of North Carolina. Very fine condition. Inscribed to previous owner Jim Barthe (a major decoy collector from the west coast) by the author. View more info

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The Art of the Decoy: American Bird Carvings

By: Earnest, Adele

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York, U.S.A., Bramhall House Publishing: 1965

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 001866

ISBN: 0517097338

Condition: Very Good


Includes 192 black and white photographs, an 8-page color insert, and 40 line drawings. This book is a little old school, but is still today considered to be a very good history of the decoy use and form. Earnest refers to decoys as the first and only true American folk art. A great resource. View more info

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New Jersey Decoys

By: Fleckenstein, Henry A.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Exton, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., Schiffer Publishing Ltd.: 1983

Seller ID: 001885

ISBN: 0916838757

Condition: As New


This book by decoy expert Henry Fleckenstein is focused exclusively on decoys made in New Jersey and for the Delaware River. Over 600 decoys shown in primarily black and white photographs. As usual, Fleckenstein uses numerous photographs to provide as many comparative examples as possible. View more info

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American Factory Decoys

By: Fleckenstein, Henry A., Jr.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Atglen, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., Schiffer Pub Ltd: 1981

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 001865

ISBN: 0916838536

Condition: Fine


This book focuses on the factory-made decoys, but unlike other books of similar titles, it is the only one that also explores the smaller and lesser known of the factories and their products in some depth. An excellent title, full of numerous photographs, advertisements, etc. Fine condition, with some slight wear to edges of the dustjacket, which is now protected in a mylar Brodart cover. View more info

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Decoys of the Mid-Atlantic Region

By: Fleckenstein, Henry A., Jr.

Price: $85.00

Publisher: Exton, Pennsylvania, USA, Schiffer Publishing Ltd.: 1979

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 001882

ISBN: 0916838242

Condition: Very Good


More than 150 decoys shown in black and white photography, along with maker biographies. Sticker of former owner on inside of front cover. Previous owner also taped in a couple of additional illustrations inside the rear cover. View more info

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Louisiana Duck Decoys

By: Frank, Charles W.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Gretna, Louisiana, Pelican Publishing Company: 1979

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 001863

ISBN: 0882891413

Condition: Near Fine


This scarce catalog looks at the carvers, their materials, their tools, the regions, etc. for Louisiana and includes a section on why we should care about these decoys. In fact, they are under appreciated and scarce thanks to the numerous storms that wiped out blinds, clubs, and other places where such decoys were often stored. Book is very good condition. The dust jacket has some shelf rubbing and sunning of the very spine, but is otherwise in very good condition. View more info

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Ontario Decoys: Some Regional Carvers and Styles

By: Gates, B.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Kingston, Ontario, The Upper Canadian: 1982

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Inscribed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 001873

ISBN: 0969118600

Condition: Fine


More than 75 black and white photographs with many chapters going through regions and makers┬┐ biographies. Biographies are well researched and include known dates, locations worked, etc. Signed by author and inscribed to previous owner, and previous owner's name written in pen on inside of front cover. Some light scuffing to green paper covers. Otherwise it looks as if the book was never opened. Fine condition. Scarce. View more info

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Mason Decoys: A Complete Pictorial Guide

By: Goldberger, Russ J.; Haid, Alan G.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Lewes, Delaware, U.S.A., Decoy Magazine: 1993

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 001880

ISBN: 0963181513

Condition: As New


Twenty-three chapters and extensive small but good color photographs. Chapters cover all designs. Numerous examples of all designs, grades, styles, etc. Book is written by well known collectors of Mason decoys for more than twenty years. View more info

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Decoys of Maritime Canada

By: Guyette, Dale;Guyette, Gary;Guyette, Dale and Gary

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Exton, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., Schiffer Publishing Ltd.: 1983

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 001884

ISBN: 0916838765

Condition: Fine


The Guyette name has been associated with decoy knowledge for some time. This book covers the decoys of maritime Canada, which is techincally still part of the Atlantic Flyway. Covering Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and New Brunswick; this book has over 330 black and white photographs of decoys with an additional 32 color illustrations to show the species that prevailed in this area. View more info

Virtuoso Goldsmiths and the Triumph of Mannerism 1540-1620

By: Hayward, J. F.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: U.S.A., Sotheby Parke Bernet Publications: 1976

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 001896

ISBN: 0856670057

Condition: As New


750pp. Numerous photographs both color and black and white. Over 800 examples crafted in silver and gold are shown. Content covers works (plates, cups, platters, pitchers, swords, chalices, cups, bowls, furniture) made in the Netherlands, Germany (all parts and regions), Spain and Portugal, Italy, France, England, Mannerism, the craft of the goldsmith, etc. Large book. Still has protective plain cardboard slipcase. As new condition. English. View more info