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The Button Sampler

By: Albert, Lillian Smith / Adams, Jane Ford

Price: $19.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Gramercy Publishing: 1951

Edition: Third Printing

Store ID: 004419

Condition: Fine in Very Good Dust Jacket


004419: Dustjacket now protected by a new Brodart Mylar Cover. "Whether your interest lies in historic fashions and costumes, in metal, bone, wood, enamel, mosaic, or pearl buttons, whether you collect flowers, fruit, or butterfly types, portraits or figures, political, historic, or sports subjects, uniform buttons, or salesman's samples, you can find information here. There are notes on famous collections, important shows, and permanent exhibits, with 600 buttons il... View more info

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An Encyclopedia Of Antiques

By: Bond, Harold Lewis

Price: $42.00

Publisher: Boston, Massachusetts, Hale, Cushman & Flint: 1937

Edition: First Edition: First Printing

Store ID: 011405

Condition: Very Good with no Dust Jacket


011405: No dustjacket is included. Boards are dark green with gilt lettering on front and spine. Corners of boards are bumped and book has prior owners' names on inside of front board and front flyleaf. Otherwise, boards and pages are clean, unmarked (except as indicated), bright, tightly bound and sharp cornered. Scarce, Out Of Print, Book. Content Chapters include: Furniture and Periods * Pottery and Porcelain * Glass * Textiles * Metals * Biographies * Bibliography.... View more info

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Antiques - Professional Secrets for the Amateur : The Arts of Restoration

By: Doussy, Michel (Author) / Evans, Patrick (Translator)

Price: $26.00

Publisher: Quadrangle / New York Times Book Co: 1973

Edition: First English Edition: First Printing

Store ID: 011190

ISBN: 0812903803

Condition: Very Good in Good Dust Jacket


011190: Bookjacket/dustjacket now protected by a new Brodart Mylar Cover. Translated from the French by Patrick Evans. Dustjacket is complete but is lightly worn along edges and has some well-repaired small edge cuts. Edges of page block are lightly spotted. Otherwise, boards and pages are clean, unmarked (except as indicated), bright, tightly bound and sharp cornered. Scarce, Out Of Print, Book. "Covers Wood, Metals, Glass, Pottery and Porcelain, Ivory, Amber, Ma... View more info

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Buttons

By: Epstein, Diana (Author) / Safro, Millicent (Author) / Dine, Jim (Foreword By) / Wolfe, Tom (Preface By)

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Harry N. Abrams: 1991

Edition: First Edition: First Printing

Store ID: 013928

ISBN: 0810931133

Condition: Very Good in Fine Dust Jacket


013928: Bookjacket/dustjacket now protected by a New Brodart Mylar Cover. Copy has small prior owner's bookplate at top of front flyleaf; else would have classified it in Fine Condition, even unread. Boards and pages are clean, unmarked, bright, tightly bound and sharp cornered. Scarce, Out Of Print, Book. "BUTTONS presents more than 1,000 examples of the fine art of buttonmaking from Europe, the Far East, and America. Included are buttons made of glass, porcelain... View more info

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The Connoisseur's Guide To Oriental Carpets

By: Gans-Ruedin, E. (Author) / Howard, Valerie (Translator)

Price: $46.00

Publisher: Tokyo, Japan, Charles E. Tuttle Company: 1971

Edition: Presumed First Edition

Store ID: 005252

ISBN: 0804809887

Condition: Good in Very Good Dust Jacket


005252: Dustjacket now protected by a new Brodart Mylar Cover. Pages are clean, brightly colored, and sharp cornered. Page block is starting to separate from spine at front and back endpapers; has been repaired with archival tape. Contains 464 illustrations, 42 in colour and 4 maps. LCCN#70-157255. Scarce, Out Of Print, Book. Boards show old marks where Jacket was originally taped to them. Book has the usual library markings on edge page, inside book, and removed frontis... View more info

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The Story Of Antiques

By: Glencross, June

Price: $12.50

Publisher: London, England, Tribune Books: 1973

Edition: Presumed First Edition

Store ID: 003119

ISBN: 0856740071

Condition: Very Good in Fair Dust Jacket


003119: Dustjacket now protected by a new Brodart Mylar Cover. "Treasures of 400 years of antique furniture, silver, glass and ceramics in Europe and America - with 240 illustrations including 40 in color." Dustjacket has small cuts along edges and a large one inch chip missing in lower corner of front. Scarce, Out Of Print, Book. : 8.5 x 11 in.: 144 pages View more info

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1974-75 Edition Avon Bottle Encyclopedia (Special Collectors Limited, Numbered Edition)

By: Hastin, Bud

Price: $24.50

Publisher: Kansas City, Missouri, Bud Hastin Enterprises: 1974

Edition: Limited/Numbered Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Store ID: 004342

Condition: Fine with no Dust Jacket


004342: "Special Collectors Edition. This Blue Cover Hard Bound Avon Encyclopedia is a Special Limited Collectors Edition. (1000 copies Printed.) "Copy is number stamped "119" in upper corner on inside of front cover. Is also SIGNED BY AUTHOR with date of 9 July 74 on inside of front cover." Scarce, Out Of Print, Book.: Photographs: Signed by Author: 8.5 x 11.25 in.: 302 pages View more info

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American Pewter

By: Kerfoot, J. B.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Bonanza Books: 1924

Edition: Presumed First Edition

Store ID: 006314

Condition: Very Good in Good Dust Jacket


006314: Dustjacket now protected by a new Brodart Mylar Cover. "With Illustrations from Photographs by the Author of Specimens in his own Collection. " Scarce, Out Of Print, Book. "500 Illustrations - Tables of Marks; General Check List of Makers and Types. It is a detailed history, an indispensable reference work. There is an account of every known American pewterer with dates, types of work, scarcity factors and marks; profusely illustrated with the most no... View more info

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An Outline of Ancient Greek Coins

By: Klawans, Zander H.

Price: $17.00

Publisher: Racine, Wisconsin, Whitman Publishing Company: 1964

Edition: Second Edition: First Printing

Store ID: 013612

Condition: Fine with No Dust Jacket as issued


013612: Boards and pages are clean, unmarked, bright, tightly bound and sharp cornered. Scarce, Out Of Print, Book. Boards are dark burgundy with gilt lettering and emblems on front cover and spine. "In these time, when the science of numismatics stands in danger of losing its status as an engaging hobby because of intensified speculative elements which have been injected into it, the study and collecting of ancient coins can be a rewarding occupation... Even the ca... View more info

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An Outline of Ancient Greek Coins

By: Klawans, Zander H.

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Racine, Wisconsin, Whitman Publishing Company: 1964

Edition: Second Edition: First Printing

Store ID: 013613

Condition: Fine with No Dust Jacket as issued


013613: Boards and pages are clean, unmarked, bright, tightly bound and sharp cornered. Scarce, Out Of Print, Book. Boards are dark burgundy with gilt lettering and emblems on front cover and spine. "In these time, when the science of numismatics stands in danger of losing its status as an engaging hobby because of intensified speculative elements which have been injected into it, the study and collecting of ancient coins can be a rewarding occupation... Even the ca... View more info

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The Concise History Of Costume And Fashion

By: Laver, James

Price: $28.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Harry N. Abrams: 1960

Edition: Presumed First Edition

Store ID: 006581

Condition: Very Good in Very Good Dust Jacket


006581: Dustjacket now protected by a new Brodart Mylar Cover. Book is undated, but believe published in 1960 based upon content. Scarce, Out Of Print, Book. Boards are Dark Red with Bright Gilt Lettering on Spine. Contains 315 Illustrations, including 58 in Full Color. Book has the usual library markings on edge page and inside book, indicating it is Ex-Library. Covers and content pages are clean, tight and appear to have no markings other than Library's. "Presents ... View more info

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Oriental Rugs In Colour

By: Liebetrau, Preben

Price: $16.00

Publisher: New York, New York, MacMillan Company: 1971

Edition: Ninth Printing

Store ID: 001706

Condition: Very Good in Good Dust Jacket


001706: Dustjacket now protected by a new Brodart Mylar Cover. Inscription to original owner in 1972 on inside of front cover. Reader Review: "This little book is an invaluable reference. The first third of the book covers history, techniques of weaving (illustrated with drawings), terminology, geography and tips on care and purchasing a carpet of your own. There follows a section of 65 beautiful color plates of exemplary rugs from the various regions discussed, with... View more info

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Collecting Antique Bird Decoys And Duck Calls : An Identification And Value Guide

By: Luckey, Carl F.

Price: $49.00

Publisher: Florence, Alabama, Books Americana: 1992

Edition: Second Edition: First Printing

Store ID: 010910

ISBN: 0896890783

Condition: Very Good


010910: Covers and pages are clean, unmarked, bright, tightly bound and sharp cornered (except for light crease at top corner of front cover). Scarce, Out Of Print, Book. "There are many ways to approach the idea of collecting decoys. There are dozens and dozens of known carvers and factories. There are, of course, also dozens of species of birds represented, as well as many different hunting areas and major flyways. With this in mind the collector may choose to spe... View more info

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Miller's Complete A-Z Of Collectables

By: Marsh, Madeleine (Editor)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, England, Miller/Mitchell Beazley: 2004

Edition: Presumed First Edition

Store ID: 005207

ISBN: 1840003855

Condition: New in New Dust Jacket


005207: Dustjacket now protected by a new Brodart Mylar Cover. Scarce, Out Of Print, Book. Copy has very small black/red remainder mark on edge of page block. "Includes nearly 60 categories and over 1,000 colour photographs. Practical collecting advice combines with historical information on niche subject areas as well as the main collecting categories such as ceramics and glass. Collectables now rival antiques in popularity, with a range of items that is truly vast.... View more info

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Miller's Complete A-Z Of Collectables

By: Marsh, Madeleine (Editor)

Price: $19.00

Publisher: London, England, Miller/Mitchell Beazley: 2004

Edition: Presumed First Edition

Store ID: 005208

ISBN: 1840003855

Condition: New in New Dust Jacket


005208: Dustjacket now protected by a new Brodart Mylar Cover. Scarce, Out Of Print, Book. Copy has very small black/red remainder mark on edge of page block. "Includes nearly 60 categories and over 1,000 colour photographs. Practical collecting advice combines with historical information on niche subject areas as well as the main collecting categories such as ceramics and glass. Collectables now rival antiques in popularity, with a range of items that is truly vast.... View more info

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Miller's Antiques Encyclopedia (Reference Edition)

By: Miller, Judith (Editor)

Price: $35.00

Publisher: London, England, Miller/Mitchell Beazley: 2005

Store ID: 005574

ISBN: 1845331508

Condition: Fine with No Dust Jacket as issued


005574: Scarce, Out Of Print, Book. Copy has very small black/red remainder mark on edge of page block and very slight crease in cover near edge. Covers Furniture * Ceramics * Silver * Jewellery * Glass * Rugs & Carpets * Textiles * Clocks & Watches * Arts and Crafts & Art Nouveau * Art Deco * Dolls & Teddy Bears * Toys & Games * Post-war Design * Oriental Works of Art. "More than 1, 450 colour photographs. Most accessible and authoritative antiques reference book on... View more info

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Miller's Antiques Encyclopedia (Reference Edition)

By: Miller, Judith (Editor)

Price: $34.00

Publisher: London, England, Miller/Mitchell Beazley: 2005

Store ID: 007678

ISBN: 1845331508

Condition: Fine


007678: Scarce, Out Of Print, Book. Copy has very small black/red remainder mark on edge of page block and very slight crease in cover near edge. Covers Furniture * Ceramics * Silver * Jewellery * Glass * Rugs & Carpets * Textiles * Clocks & Watches * Arts and Crafts & Art Nouveau * Art Deco * Dolls & Teddy Bears * Toys & Games * Post-war Design * Oriental Works of Art. "More than 1, 450 colour photographs. Most accessible and authoritative antiques reference book on... View more info

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The Story Of Sterling (Thumb - Nail Historical And Useful Facts About The Craft 'Where Art And Industry Meet')

By: Parker, Jean

Price: $18.00

Publisher: New York, New York, The Sterling Silversmiths Guild Of America: 1937

Edition: Presumed First Edition

Store ID: 005383

Condition: Very Good with no Dust Jacket


005383: Boards are blue, with sliver lettering on front; spine edges of board are lightly worn and prior owner's name is inscribed on front flyleaf. Otherwise, boards and pages are clean, unmarked, bright, tightly bound and sharp cornered. Scarce, Out Of Print, Book. "Fine Sterling carries with it the same unquestioned authority as other authentic works of art ... The inescapable authority of the genuine. This is true of people; of books; of paintings; of furniture; ... View more info

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Warman's Depression Glass (A Value And Identification Guide)

By: Schroy, Ellen T.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Iola, Wisconsin, Krause Publications: 2003

Edition: Third Edition

Store ID: 005173

ISBN: 0873496183

Condition: New


005173: Scarce, Out Of Print, Book. Copy has very small black/red remainder mark on edge of page block. LCCN# 00-104096. "Once regarded as an inexpensive give-away, Depression glass is steadily gaining in popularity and value. Ellen T. Schroy, veteran antiques author, updates and expands this third edition to include more than 10,000 current market prices for nearly 170 different glass patterns. Collectors, buyers, and sellers will confidently identify specific patte... View more info

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Warman's Depression Glass (A Value And Identification Guide)

By: Schroy, Ellen T.

Price: $22.50

Publisher: Iola, Wisconsin, Krause Publications: 2003

Edition: Third Edition

Store ID: 005174

ISBN: 0873496183

Condition: New


005174: Scarce, Out Of Print, Book. Copy has very small black/red remainder mark on edge of page block. LCCN# 00-104096. "Once regarded as an inexpensive give-away, Depression glass is steadily gaining in popularity and value. Ellen T. Schroy, veteran antiques author, updates and expands this third edition to include more than 10,000 current market prices for nearly 170 different glass patterns. Collectors, buyers, and sellers will confidently identify specific patte... View more info

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Rugs & Wall Hangings (Period Designs & Contemporary Techniques)

By: Scobey, Joan

Price: $22.50

Publisher: New York, New York, Dial Press: 1974

Edition: First Printing

Store ID: 004202

ISBN: 0803773862

Condition: Fine in Good Dust Jacket


004202: Dustjacket now protected by a new Brodart Mylar Cover. Dustjacket is worn along the edges and has a short cut in top edge. "Is really two books in one: the history of rugs, and a primer on contemporary rugmaking techniques. The history is descriptive: how rug designs originated; how rugmaking traditions sprang up; what the materials and techniques were. Mrs. Scobey takes us all over the world - to Persia, China, India, England, Spain, America. " Scarce, O... View more info

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Repairing Antique Clocks (A Guide For Amateurs)

By: Smith, Eric

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Arco Publishing Company: 1976

Store ID: 006404

ISBN: 0668034408

Condition: Fine with no Dust Jacket


006404: Books displays ISBN# 0668034407 on copyright page. LCCN# 74-75397. Scarce, Out Of Print, Book. Content Chapters include: The horological ham * Tooling up *What is a clock? * Weight-driven clocks * Spring-driven clocks * Washing up and stripping down * Minor surgery * putting together and setting up * The end of it all. : 5.75 x 8.75 in.: 231 pages View more info

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The Ebay Price Guide (What Sells For What - In Every Category!)

By: Wilkinson, Julia L.

Price: $42.50

Publisher: San Francisco, California, No Starch Press: 2006

Edition: First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Store ID: 006564

ISBN: 1593270550

Condition: Fine


006564: INSCRIBED / SIGNED BY AUTHOR, JULIA WILKINSON. Scarce, Out Of Print, Book. Book includes unopened CD with demo version of HAMMER TAP'S DEEP ANALYSIS auction research software, plus THE EBAY APPETIZER, THE SELLER'S GUIDE, and THE AUCTION ACCELERATOR. "Filled with exhaustive lists of selling prices for items ranging from rare books and sports memorabilia to computer parts and video games, covering nearly every eBay niche and the most popular subcategories. Intr... View more info