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Image for Understanding Illuminated Manuscripts: A Guide to Technical Terms (1994)

Understanding Illuminated Manuscripts: A Guide to Technical Terms (1994)

By: Brown, Michelle P.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Malibu, Caliofornia, The J. Paul Getty Museum with The British Library: 1994

Seller ID: 3543

ISBN: 0892362170

Condition: 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... View more info

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Matchsafes: Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum; Smithsonian Institution)

By: Deborah Sampson Shinn

Price: $18.00

Publisher: New York, Scala Publishers: 2001

Edition: First edition

Seller ID: 4757

ISBN: 1857592379

Condition: Fine condition


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. View more info

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Scripophily: Collecting Bonds and Stock Certificates (1983)

By: Hollender, Keith

Price: $16.00

Publisher: U.S.A., Facts on File: 1983

Edition: First American edition

Seller ID: 3610

ISBN: 0871966255

Condition: Very good


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, signatu... View more info

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The Miniature Book Society Catalog of the 1996 Miniature Book Exhibition

By: Louis Bondy

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Waltham, Mass., The Miniature Book Society: 1996

Seller ID: 4081

Condition: 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 an... View more info

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Matisse Paper Cut-Outs (1979)

By: Matisse, Henri

Price: $22.00

Publisher: New York, Harry N. Abrams, Inc.: 1979

Seller ID: 3630

ISBN: 0810913011

Condition: 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 n... View more info

Image for Jackson The Way We Were: Old Postcard Views from the Collections of Forrest L. Cooper and Donald F. Garret (SIGNED, Jackson, Mississippi)

Jackson The Way We Were: Old Postcard Views from the Collections of Forrest L. Cooper and Donald F. Garret (SIGNED, Jackson, Mississippi)

By: McIntire, Carl

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Jackson, Mississippi, Self-Published: Circa early 1980's

Seller ID: 3821

Condition: Very good condition


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. View more info

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Postmarked Yesteryear: Art of the Holiday Postcard

By: Pamela E. apkarian-Russell

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Portland, Oregon, Collectors Press: 2001

Edition: Firdt American Edition

Seller ID: 4241

ISBN: 1888054549

Condition: 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. View more info

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The World In Your Pocket: Bernard J. Shapero Rare Books (2002)

By: Shapero, Bernard J.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: London (England), Bernard J. Shapero Rare Books: 2002

Seller ID: 3833

Condition: 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 n... View more info

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The Care of Pictures (Art) 1959

By: Stout, George L.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York City, Columbia University Press: 1959

Edition: Third Printing

Seller ID: 3628

Condition: Very 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 constructi... View more info

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Collecting Modern Japanese Prints Then & Now (Foreword by James Michener, 1994)

By: Tolman, Mary and Norman

Price: $24.00

Publisher: Rutland, Vermont, Charles E. Tuttle Co.: First printing stated

Edition: 1994

Seller ID: 3585

ISBN: 080481936X

Condition: Very good condition


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 i... View more info