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Understanding Illuminated Manuscripts: A Guide to Technical Terms (1994), Brown, Michelle P.
1 Brown, Michelle P. Understanding Illuminated Manuscripts: A Guide to Technical Terms (1994)
Malibu, Caliofornia The J. Paul Getty Museum with The British Library 1994 0892362170 / 9780892362172 Card cover Fine condition 
In a sea of beautiful books of hours and other art books about illuminated manuscripts, this book take a totally different look. It's a reference book and also a good read for those who love the beautiful works of the medieval and Renaissance eras. By the time you close the 128th page you will be incredibly well educated on the subject. The text is organized alphabetically and have some small photographs in both black and white and full color. Inside the front cover is a signed leaflet from the J. Paul Getty Museum. Book measures 6-1/4" x 9-1/4" and has 128 pages printed on glossy, quality paper. there re no names or writing and no spine crease. Page edges re mildly toned inside, but otherwise it's a beauty. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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Matchsafes: Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum;  Smithsonian Institution), Deborah Sampson Shinn
2 Deborah Sampson Shinn Matchsafes: Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum; Smithsonian Institution)
New York Scala Publishers 2001 1857592379 / 9781857592375 First edition Card cover Fine condition 9" x 8-1/4" 
This book is as gorgeous as the beautiful matchsafes on he pages. My husband has been collecting them for years and never fails to find a treasure. Matchsafes are made from many materials and designs, including figurals. They also bring along a bit of whimsey. I am showing the clusters of specimens in the color photos and yet there is still room for an informational text. The book measures 9"x 8-3/4" and has 112 pages. The book is risp and clean inside ad out. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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Scripophily: Collecting Bonds and  Stock Certificates (1983), Hollender, Keith
3 Hollender, Keith Scripophily: Collecting Bonds and Stock Certificates (1983)
U.S.A. Facts on File 1983 0871966255 / 9780871966254 First American edition Hard cover Very good Very good dustjacket 
Collectors of bonds and stock certificates will enjoy the beauty of these documents, some of which are in color. My goal right now is to put together a library of collector reference books on anything made of paper. I think I have three titles right now, but I'll keep after it. This book covers the development of scripophily, bonds and shares, printing, engraving, history and art. It also shines a light on themes such as countries, railways, cities, automobiles, signatures, mining, banks, shipping and more. The last section discusses how to create a collection, care for it, and eventually sell it if you wish. The book measures 8" x 10-1/2" and has 144 pages. Book will arrive in brand new mylar cover. 
Price: 16.00 USD
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The Miniature Book Society Catalog of the 1996 Miniature Book Exhibition, Louis Bondy
4 Louis Bondy The Miniature Book Society Catalog of the 1996 Miniature Book Exhibition
Waltham, Mass. The Miniature Book Society 1996 Card cover Fine condition 
Sometimes you find something in the most unlikely place. That's what happned here. I found a lot of material from the Miniature Book Society including five catalogs, two bigger catalogs showing the little books from Dawson's Book Shop in Los Angeles and many leaflets, also from Dawson's. But for right now here's the 1996 catalog which masures 4-1/4" x 5-1/2". Members get one during the annual three day Conclave, always in a new city. The booklet shows the winnin items and also a list includes others who brought a book they made or collected. the winners are pictureed in black and white photographs. There were 42 altogether. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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Matisse Paper Cut-Outs (1979), Matisse, Henri
5 Matisse, Henri Matisse Paper Cut-Outs (1979)
New York Harry N. Abrams, Inc. 1979 0810913011 / 9780810913011 Hard cover Very good Book; Good Jacket 
This book is especially compelling if you are an artist who works with paper.There are many examples including 25 color plates and 280 in black and white. Especially charming are the photos of Matisse at work. Check out the photo of him with a pair of scissors the size of a garden trimmer. Most of his life he worked as a painter of fine art, but during the last four years of his life he worked on the cut-outs. The book is clean and tightly bound with no creases and no names or writing. The jacket is without tears or chips. The only fault is sunning down the length of the spine, Book is very handsome in brand new mylar. It measures 9" x 11-1/2. 
Price: 22.00 USD
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Jackson The Way We Were: Old Postcard Views from the Collections of Forrest L. Cooper and Donald F. Garret (SIGNED, Jackson, Mississippi), McIntire, Carl
6 McIntire, Carl Jackson The Way We Were: Old Postcard Views from the Collections of Forrest L. Cooper and Donald F. Garret (SIGNED, Jackson, Mississippi)
Jackson, Mississippi Self-Published Circa early 1980's Hard cover Very good condition No dustjacket as per design 
This is an out of print book which is fairly hard to find. It's a booklet in hard covers SIGNED by both collectors on the title page.The collection of Jackson scenes cover an era from circa 1902 into the 1950's, though about 90 per cent of the views pre-date 1920. The cards are beautiful, saturated with color, plus a few black and white cards too, but very few of those. There's also descriptions written by Carl McIntire to augment the 149 cards. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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Postmarked  Yesteryear: Art of the Holiday Postcard, Pamela E. apkarian-Russell
7 Pamela E. apkarian-Russell Postmarked Yesteryear: Art of the Holiday Postcard
Portland, Oregon Collectors Press 2001 1888054549 / 9781888054545 Firdt American Edition Card cover Fine condition 
I love holiday postcards, so of course I had to have this book. It's gorgeous with bright color and vintage charm. The book measures 9" tall and 10-1/2" wide 29th 162 pages.The contents include dates in the history of postcards, postcard artists and publishers, symbolism and how it is depicted in Art; New Year's Eve and Day; Valeintines Day; Easter; Walpurgisnacht, patrioitic, Halloween, Mxcian Day of the Dead. Guy Fawkes Day, Thanksgiving, Krampus, and Christmas. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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The World In Your Pocket: Bernard J. Shapero Rare Books (2002), Shapero, Bernard J.
8 Shapero, Bernard J. The World In Your Pocket: Bernard J. Shapero Rare Books (2002)
London (England) Bernard J. Shapero Rare Books 2002 Card cover Fine condition 
This bookseller is noted for his gorgeous catalogs which are a melange of rare and beautiful items, well described and depicted with photographs. It's for the reader who appreciates the subject. Yes, this is a catalog, but you can read it like a book too. It measures 6" x 8-1/2" and has 228 pages showcasing 200 items. The maps are from all over the world and there are also silk maps, playing card maps and cartographic games. Book is clean and nice with no writing and no names. There's also no spine crease. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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The Care of Pictures (Art) 1959, Stout, George L.
9 Stout, George L. The Care of Pictures (Art) 1959
New York City Columbia University Press 1959 Third Printing Hard cover Very Good Distjacket good 
This book was originally published in 1948 and was reprinted here in 1959. The author offers information on how to care for oil paintings, water colors, illuminated manuscripts, etchings and other forms of art. The book itself is clean and nice with no names or writing and no defects of note. The dust jacket is good, but does show a small chip to lower front corner and a tiny one at the top front edge. The spine has also sunned as per photo. Topics include the construction of pictures, surface blemishes, defects in paint or drawing, weakness and damage of ground, flaws in the support, and housing and handling. There are also drawings throughout the text, plus black and white plates at back.Book measures 6-1/2" x 9-1/4" and has 125 pages including index. Dust jacket will arrive in brand new mylar. BOOK SHIPS FOR $2 MEDIA MAIL in U.S.. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Collecting Modern Japanese Prints Then & Now (Foreword by James Michener, 1994), Tolman, Mary and Norman
10 Tolman, Mary and Norman Collecting Modern Japanese Prints Then & Now (Foreword by James Michener, 1994)
Rutland, Vermont Charles E. Tuttle Co. First printing stated 080481936X / 9780804819367 1994 Hard cover Very good condition Very good dustjacket 
Crisp, beautiful book, attractive inside and out. Book itself is very clean with two small creases to upper corners which lie flat and still retain sharp points. Dustjacket is likewise clean and nice, though it does have a bit of wrinkling to bottom edge of back of jacket and some and some wear top top front edge, but looks very handsome in brand new mylar cover. Lavish illustration on high quality glossy paper -- one full page per image, most in color. Book is divided into two sections, the first of which explains how the authors, with little money, managed to piece together the Tolman Collection and become the largest publisher of Japanese prints. The second offers the aspiring collector tips on building a valuable collection. One hundred prints in all with commentary. Foreword by James Michener. 247 pages. SHIPS in the U.S. for $2 media mail. 
Price: 24.00 USD
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