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Image for The Afro-American Tradition in Decorative Arts: Notes on the Exhibition 1978

The Afro-American Tradition in Decorative Arts: Notes on the Exhibition 1978

By: N/A

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Cleveland, Ohio, Cleveland Museum of Art: 1978

Seller ID: 0484

Condition: Fine


Crisp beautiful art catalog published to accompany the exhibit of the same name which was held in Cleveland, hio Feb.1-April 2,1978, but traveled also to the Milwaukee Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, the St. Louis Art Museum and the Smithsonian throughout 1978 and '79. Exhibit concentrated on basketry, musical instruments, wood carving, quilting, pottery, boat building, blacksmithing, architecture and graveyard decoration. Maps at back, plus a checklist of... View more info

Image for Der Reggeboge The Rainbow; Journal of the Pennsylvania German Society Vol.24/1990/2   (Johann Valentin Krafft)

Der Reggeboge The Rainbow; Journal of the Pennsylvania German Society Vol.24/1990/2 (Johann Valentin Krafft)

By: N/A

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Birdsboro, PA, Pennsylvania German Society: 1990

Seller ID: 0719

Condition: Very good


If you are interested in Pennsylvania German genealogy this magazine is a goldmine. I have more (a fairly good sized stack), so if there's one you're seeking use the contact button and I'll see what I have. This one has an especially attractive cover which depicts a Pennsylvania Dutch Virgin Mary. Contents include a study of a Pennsylvania German broadside from the 18th & 19th centuries entitled "A Sorrowful Song About A Terrible Murder"; Pennsylvania church history; a s... View more info

Image for The Story of Samplers  (Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1971)

The Story of Samplers (Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1971)

By: N/A

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, PA, Philadelphia Museum of Art: 1971

Seller ID: 0737

Condition: Very good


School Girl Samplers are so charming and this museum catalog is dedicated to them. Not only are American samplers covered, but specifically Pennsylvanian ones too. Mentions are also made of those from England, Germany, Holland, Italy, France, Spain and Mexico. There are 48 pages of black and white pohotographs each showing one large example. The catalog measures 8"square and is clean and tightly bound. Just a small skim of very light foxing to side edge. Otherwise lovely... View more info

Image for Cape Dorset Prints / Estampes (Inuit Art 1974)

Cape Dorset Prints / Estampes (Inuit Art 1974)

By: N/A

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Ottawa, Canada, Canadian Arctic Producers: 1974

Seller ID: 0888

Condition: Good


Other than toning to the cover, front and back, this catalog is clean as a whistle inside and tightly bound.If you love Inuit art you are probably aware of the Cape Dorset annual calendars and booklets of prints such as this one. Images are primarily in black and white here , but there is also one in color. Each is described and at back of the booklet are notes on the Cape Dorset style offered in English, French and Inuit. View more info

Image for Cloris Leachman As Grandma Moses an American Primitive (Theater Program 1989)

Cloris Leachman As Grandma Moses an American Primitive (Theater Program 1989)

By: N/A

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Palm Tree Productions Inc.: 1989

Seller ID: 1043

Condition: Fine


Crisp and clean as new and so interesting to see Cloris Leachman transformed on the cover. The program is sponsored by IBM so they have the back cover for a full page ad. But inside there is an article about Grandma Moses - Grandma Moses: A Legend Lives On - plus picture and bios of those involved in the stage play, a couple paintings in full color, and and Grandma Moses' handwritten account of how she came to paint and how she did it. Measures 8-1/2"x11" and has 15 pag... View more info

Image for The Magic of Spinning (Ephemera Laid-in 1969)

The Magic of Spinning (Ephemera Laid-in 1969)

By: N/A

Price: $14.95

Publisher: Marion, Massachusetts, Marion L. Channing: 1969

Edition: Third Edition

Seller ID: 1259

Condition: Very good


Very nice, clean booklet with just a pinpoint sized ink stain to bottom front edge. Booklet explains "how to do it yourself with an emphasis on wool, the history of spinning, and other facts." Booklet measures 6"x9-1/4" and has 45 pages illustrated with drawings. What's nice about this one is it has other related goodies laid-in, including a product brochure with 1969 prices from Handcraft Wools of Streetsville, Ontario. Store owner wrote a note to customer on top and m... View more info

Image for Textile Museum Journal December, 1967 (Fine Rugs; Malmuks; Drycleaning Fragile Textiles)

Textile Museum Journal December, 1967 (Fine Rugs; Malmuks; Drycleaning Fragile Textiles)

By: N/A

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Washington D.C., The Textile Museum: 1967

Edition: Volume II, no 2

Seller ID: 1728

Condition: Very good


This journal was issued annually so it contains organizational information, but is primarily focused on the preservation of fine textiles. There are two major articles here,both filled with a tremendous amount of information. They are: Mysteries of the Misplaced Malmuks (19 pages, 25 photos); and The Dry Cleaning of Fine and Fragile Textiles (13 pages, 4 photos). There's also news from the museum and a look at the Washington Hajji Baba, an organization for those interes... View more info

Image for Art Postcards New York Historical Association Cooperstown, New York (Eight Postcards 1964)

Art Postcards New York Historical Association Cooperstown, New York (Eight Postcards 1964)

By: N/A

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Cooperstown, New York, New York Historical Association: 1964

Seller ID: 2721

Condition: Fine condition in good original bag


Here we have eight crisp as new postcards in full color with a glossy finish. I bought them in the small bag they were placed in at the time of purchase. The bag is from the Farmer's Museum Inc. in Cooperstown and the previous owner marked the date on the front -- Monday, August 31, 1964. The cards depict these works of art: Edward Hicks "The Peaceable Kingdom"; Mrs, William Cooper (Elizabeth Fenimore Seated in Otsego Hall"; M.M. Sanford Washington at Princeton; Anonymou... View more info

Image for The Story of Casas Grandes Pottery (1991)

The Story of Casas Grandes Pottery (1991)

By: Cahill, Rick

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Tucson, Arizona, Bookjum Books: 1991

Edition: First Edition,Third printing

Seller ID: 1585

ISBN: 0963085301

Condition: Near fine


Very handsome booklet showcasing southwest American Indian pottery. I found a few extra articles on the topic laid-in, none of which caused any browning to pages. I have sequestered them in a plastic bag and will send along with the booklet. Everything is crisp and clean and there is no spine crease. Former owner's name on title page, a few tiny check marks next to a couple names on the list of artists at back, and two circled names on the Quezada family genealogy are on... View more info

Image for How To Scrimshaw and Carve Ivory (1978)

How To Scrimshaw and Carve Ivory (1978)

By: Collins, Blackie; Collins, Michael

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Knoxville, Tennesse, Knife World Books: 1978

Seller ID: 1015

Condition: Very good


Other than a small stain on the right side margin of the cover, this one is crisp, clean and bright. It's printed on quality coated paper and lavishly illustrated with instructional photographs plus photos of the finished designs. The booklet measures 7"x10-1/2" and has 45 pages of detailed instructions. Though ivory presents legal problems today, the techniques can be used on antlers and resin materials to get the same effect. View more info

Image for The Papago Indians and Their Basketry ( SIGNED 1979)

The Papago Indians and Their Basketry ( SIGNED 1979)

By: De Wald, Terry

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Tucson, Arizona, Self-Published: 1979

Seller ID: 1586

Condition: Very Good


Crisp and clean with extra goodies inside. The previous owner slipped several related articles into the pages, none of which caused browning. Nonetheless I have sequestered them in a plastic bag which will come with the booklet. This is really a labor of love, much research and a lot of photographs in both black and white and color. The author SIGNED and inscribed the booklet on the title page (see photo). The booklet measures 8-1/2"x11" and has 48 pristine pages printe... View more info

Image for American Indians First Families of the Southwest (1934)

American Indians First Families of the Southwest (1934)

By: Huckel, J.F.

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Albuquerque, New Mexico, Fred Harvey Indian Department Albuquerque, New Mexico: 1934

Seller ID: 1075


Beautiful! The art is this oversized booklet is truly lovely. What's also enjoyable about it is the fact that each one-page topic is displayed on the left side and the accompanying art on the right. Holds Native Americans in a favorable light and offers paintings depicting their lovely baskets, pottery and rugs. I bought this from the estate of the original owner who got it on a trip to the southwest in 1934. It's oversized at 9"x12" and is clean and tightly bound with n... View more info

Image for The Dreams Beneath Design  (Hooked Rugs, 1949 SIGNED plus price list)

The Dreams Beneath Design (Hooked Rugs, 1949 SIGNED plus price list)

By: McGown, Pearl K.

Price: $14.00

Publisher: United States, Pearl K. McGown: 1949

Seller ID: 2223

Condition: Very good condition


Here's a little gift book perfect for the collector and/or rug hooker. The dust jacket shows a little bit of edge wear, but the book is in very nice condition with no names or writing and no bumps or wear to boards and spine. SIGNED by author without inscription on front free endpaper. The subtitle reads "A Story of the History and Background of the Designs of Hooked Rugs." The author covers a lot of ground with info on Early American rug designs, stand-out rug makers of... View more info

Image for British Samplers A Concise History (1980)

British Samplers A Concise History (1980)

By: Toller, Jane

Price: $5.95

Publisher: Sussex, England, Cultural Exhibitions: 1980

Seller ID: 1213

Condition: Fine


Samplers seem to never lose their charm. This booklet offers so much information about them from the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries in England, but it also takes a look at Welsh and American samplers plus Scottish and Irish. The booklet measures 5-1/2"x8-1/2" and has 61 pages. Illustrations are beautiful in both black and white and full color. View more info

Image for The Lure of the Decoy (exhibit catalog)1979

The Lure of the Decoy (exhibit catalog)1979

By: Walters, Ellen

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Cleveland, Ohio, Cleveland Museum of Natural History: 1979

Seller ID: 0959

Condition: Very good


If you love the art of the decoy, this is a beauty showing in full color the following types of decoys -- Atlantic Flyway; Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Maine; Massachusetts; Connecticut and Rhode Island; New Jersey; Maryland; Virginia; North Carolina; confidence decoys; Midwest decoys and the Mississippi Flyway; factory decoys; and the Mason Decoy Factory. Booklet measures 6" tall and 9" wide and has 32 pristine pages. Only fault is a spot of wear at outer corners of f... View more info

Image for Folk Art of Oaxaca; The Ward Collection (Art Exhibition Catalog 1987)

Folk Art of Oaxaca; The Ward Collection (Art Exhibition Catalog 1987)

By: Ward, Evelyn Svec

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Cleveland, Ohio, Cleveland Institute of Art: 1986

Seller ID: 1014

Condition: Very Good


Very eye-catching exhibition catalog published to accompany a show held February 13 - March 6, 1987 at the Cleveland Institute of Art. The catalog itself is at the back of the book with descriptions of all items and photos in both black and white and color. What makes this one interesting is the 37 page introduction with uses black and white photographs of the artists plying their art as well as much information about how it is done. Cover potters, basket weavers, bird-c... View more info

Image for Folk Crafts In Japan 1958 (Related ephemera Laid-in)

Folk Crafts In Japan 1958 (Related ephemera Laid-in)

By: Yanagi, Soetsu

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Japan, Kokusai Bunka Shinkokai: 1958

Seller ID: 0063

Condition: Very good


Japanese art items call me from afar, so I was delgihted to find this handsome booklet in hard cover format. The pages are clean as a whistle, as is the cover which shows some sunning to both the spine and to the upper back corner. What's especially nice is the fact that extra goodies are hiding inside. There's a tourist leaflet about the Tokyo Museum of Folk-Crafts, plus a booklet from 1962, also published in Tokyo entitled Art Around Town with an article in English abo... View more info