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Catalogue des Objet d'Art et d'Ameublement, Principalement du XVIIIe Siècle, Tableaux Modernes... Appartenant à Monsieur X...
1 Catalogue des Objet d'Art et d'Ameublement, Principalement du XVIIIe Siècle, Tableaux Modernes... Appartenant à Monsieur X...
Paris Galerie Jean Charpentier 1935 First Edition Paperback Good 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
28 Mai 1935. Ce n'est pas une édition bilingue. Texte en français uniquement, pas en anglais. This is not a bilingual edition. Text in French only, not in English. Printed in Paris. 11 x 8.75 inches. A paperback with lightly soiled and spotted wrappers with brown-stamped lettering. The text block has integrity. Corners moderately bumped. Lower right corner and first several pages dog-earred. Fore-edge moderately worn. With 54 numbered pages and with XV full-page B&W plates. Plate XII is a double-page fold-out. This sale featured 114 lots. Moderate age-toning to the pages. Mostly clean interior. A Good Only copy. Featured artists included Breton, Corot, Chaplin, Vollon and others. Sale date was May 28, 1935. 
Price: 60.00 USD
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Catalogue of the Important and Valuable Library Formed by the Late E. J. Bullrich, Esq.
2 Catalogue of the Important and Valuable Library Formed by the Late E. J. Bullrich, Esq.
London, England Sotheby & Co. 1952 First British Edition Buckram Near Fine 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Antiquarian book sale catalogue, the sale conducted by Sotheby & Co. over a three day period, 17-19 March 1952. Printed in London. Approximately 9.5 x 7.25 inches. Originally bound as a paperback in medium green wrappers, with black lettering to the front and rear wrappers. Later bound in royal blue buckram binding, with crisp gilt-stamped titling to the spine. Unbumped spine head and tail and square corners. An exceptionally attractive and unsoiled binding. T.E.G. 62 numbered pages detailing 470 lots. Also included is an Index to the Incunabula as well as an Index of Binders, Previous Owners, Etc. With 24 full-page sepia-tone plates on heavy stock and in the main illustrating illuminated MSS, incunabula and bindings. A few smaller illustrations throughout. We can find only one marginal note, at p. 8, in a neat blue ink hand. Else an immensely clean copy. Very gently read, if read at all. A Near Fine copy. Scarce in any condition. A sale catalog of fine books and manuscripts from the collection of Eduardo Bullrich [1895-1951?], an Argentinian lawyer, educator, author and collector of incunabula, who served as president of the Sociedad de Bibliófilos Argentinos. 
Price: 111.00 USD
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Collection Ch. Gillot, deuxième partie, Estampes Japonaises et Livres Illustrés
3 Collection Ch. Gillot, deuxième partie, Estampes Japonaises et Livres Illustrés
Paris, France Hôtel Drouot 1904 First French Edition Half-Leather Very Good Minus Folio - over 12" - 15" tall 
Ce n'est pas une édition bilingue. Texte en français uniquement, pas en anglais. This is not a bilingual edition. Text in French only, not in English. A lovely copy of a scarce auction catalogue for the Japanese print collection of Charles Gillot [1853-1903], sold April 15, 16, 18, and 19, 1904. Please note that this is volume two only. 13 x 10 inches. Originally issued in tan wrappers. Bound by Zaehnsdorf in brown half calf with gold lettering to the hubbed spine, and with aubergine buckram hardboards. Moderately rubbed, especially along the edges of the leather. Almost no wear to the spine head and tail. Evidence of a little former dryness along the gutters. Corners fairly sharp if lower corners somewhat abraded. Text block firmly bound in. Marbled paper pastedowns and FEPs. 158 numbered pages. Approximately 43 heliogravure plates on semi-glossy white stock and one fold-out print in stunning color. Plates in very good to excellent condition. Almost all plates with tissue guards. A very clean volume inside and out. A Very Good Minus copy. Scarce in any condition. From the private library of Herbert McLean Evans, with his initials in soft pencil to the front board. Evans [1882-1971] was a highly regarded U.S. anatomist and embryologist. He was an ardent collector of rare books and of Japanese ukiyo-e prints. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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The Kolodotschko Collection of Netsuke I, 14 June 2014, Lempertz Auction 1036
4 The Kolodotschko Collection of Netsuke I, 14 June 2014, Lempertz Auction 1036
Cologne, Germany Lempertz 1845 2014 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
Text in English. Lempertz Sale No. 1036. This is a catalog for an auction of Japanese netsuke art of June 14, 2014. Printed and bound in Germany. Full-pictorial paper-covered hardboards, with crisp lettering and illustration. Generally unbumped spine head and tail, and with fairly sharp corners. 10.5 x 8.25 inches. With 141 numbered pages detailing 322 featured lots. All illustrations in color on coated stock. An exceptionally clean copy, and very tight. Very gently read. No remainder marks. A Near Fine copy. This sale featured Japanese netsuke as well as books on that topic. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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Treasures of Islam
5 Treasures of Islam
London, England Sotheby's/Philip Wilson Publishers 1985 0856671967 / 9780856671968 First British Edition Buckram Very Good Plus Very Good Plus 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
Printed and bound in Belgium. Deep blue buckram binding, with crisp gilt-stamped lettering to the front board and the spine. 12 x 9.75 inches. Text block firmly bound in. 400 numbered pages. Heavy coated stock with illustrations of nearly 400 objects and 200 coins, including hundreds of stunning color plates. Unbumped spine head and tail, with sharp corners. Faint spotting at the upper and lower edges of the pastedowns, else an exceptionally clean copy, and very tight. Either unread or very gently read. Lovely full-pictorial DJ, unclipped. Just a hint of rubbing to the DJ. A Very Good Plus copy in a Very Good Plus DJ. A very heavy book. 
Price: 27.50 USD
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Tàpies. Obra completa. Volum 8è. 1998-2004, Complete Works, Agustí, Anna
6 Agustí, Anna Tàpies. Obra completa. Volum 8è. 1998-2004, Complete Works
Barcelona, Spain Ediciones Polígrafa 2006 8488786247 / 9788488786241 Presumed First Edition Hard Cover As New As New Folio - over 12" - 15" tall Tàpies, Antoni 
Antoni Tàpies i Puig [1923-2012]. A project of Fundació Antoni Tàpies. This is a multi-lingual edition in four languages: Catalan, Spanish, French and English. Presumed first printing of the first edition. Presumed cloth binding. Unbumped spine head and tail, with sharp corners. 12.25 x 11.5 inches. 31.1 x 29.5 cm. Text block firmly bound in. 512 pages. With B&W and color illustrations. An immaculate copy, and very tight. Lovely pictorial DJ, unclipped. Housed in the original, light-duty, plain cardboard slip case. All encased in the original shrink-wrap and with the publisher's label affixed to same, identifying the book as multi-lingual. An As New copy in an As New DJ in a Fine slip case. Antoni Tàpies i Puig, 1st Marquess of Tàpies, was a Catalan painter, sculptor and art theorist, who became one of the most famous European artists of his generation. Tàpies’ first artistic attempts began during a long convalescence following a serious illness, after which his increasing dedication to painting and drawing led him to abandon his university education. Tàpies achieved international recognition by the mid-1950s. 
Price: 350.00 USD
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Les arts decoratifs Turcs, Arseven, Celal Esad
7 Arseven, Celal Esad Les arts decoratifs Turcs
Istanbul, Turkey Milli Egitim Basimevi 1950 Presumed First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Plus No Jacket Folio - over 12" - 15" tall 
Ce n'est pas une édition bilingue. Texte en français uniquement, pas en anglais. This is not a bilingual edition. Text in French only, not in English. Undated but circa 1950s. 13 x 9.5 inches. Plain black buckram spine with beige paper hardboards. With author and title to the front board in crisp black-stamped lettering. The paper boards are sunned. The lower corner of the front board has a half-inch chip. Generally unbumped spine head and tail. Text block firmly bound in. With 360 numbered pages of text, and with 717 duotone figures and 35 full-page duotone and heliogravure-like color plates (two are fold-out) on semi-glossy light-weight stock. Pages with just a hint of age-toning. Previous owner name and date in a neat red ink hand to the title page. Else an exceptionally clean copy, inside and out. Very gently read. Notwithstanding the half-inch chip to the front board, rated a Very Good Plus copy. This may have been a publisher's complimentary copy. In any case this work is a tour de force. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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Descrizzione delle imagini dipinte da Rafaelle [Rafaello] d'Urbino nelle camere del Palazzo Apostolico Vaticano; La favola di Amore e Psiche, Bellori, Giovanni Pietro
8 Bellori, Giovanni Pietro Descrizzione delle imagini dipinte da Rafaelle [Rafaello] d'Urbino nelle camere del Palazzo Apostolico Vaticano; La favola di Amore e Psiche
Rome, Italy Gio. Giacomo Komarek Boëmo 1695 Presumed First Edition Hard Cover Good Plus Folio - over 12" - 15" tall d'Urbino, Rafaelle 
Several variant spellings abound for the artist's name. Two volumes bound as one, with continuous pagination. Descrizzione delle imagini dipinte da Rafaelle d'Urbino....; La favola di Amore e Psiche dipinta da Rafaelle d'Urbino, Bellori, Giovanni Pietro (c.1636-1700), artista d'Urbino, G.G. Komarek, Rome 1695. Descrizione delle imagini dipinte nelle camere del Palazzo Apostolico Vaticano. di Gio. Pietro Bellori alla Santita di Nostro Signore Papa Innocenzo Duodecimo. Small folio size, 12.5 x 8.75 inches [31 x 22 cm]. Later three-quarter vellum, with red morocco title label on spine, and with red marbled paper hardboards. Covers have moderate rubbing and superficial edge wear. The vellum is impressively clean. The red morocco label reads "Bellori Stanze di Raffael [sic]" and is almost certainly from the original binding of 1695. Two small repaired tears to the title page. Significant foxing to the preliminaries. Hand laid paper. Note that the engraved frontispiece portrait of Raphael by Carlo Maratti is missing. Else very good internally and externally. Present are 4 engraved headpieces, 2 tailpieces and 4 historiated initials, engraved arms of Innocent X, the dedicatee, on title. Divisional title reads: La Favola di Amore, e Psiche Dipinta da Rafaelle, and with a dedication to Francesco Farnese, Duke of Parma and Piacenza (p. 64 on verso) apparently tipped in between signatures H and I. Discusses the artist Raphael (1483-1520). The Vatican City Library has a virtually identical copy. With gratitude to Hugh Pagan for the following description of the text: "First edition of the Roman scholar G.P. Bellori's admirably thorough description of the famous series of paintings by Raphael in the papal apartments in the Vatican Palace. It also provides a full description of Raphael's paintings for the loggia of Psyche in the Villa Farnesina, and an interesting account of the restoration by G .F. Rossi, under the supervision of Carlo Maratta, of Annibale Caracci's cycle of frescoes in the gallery of the Palazzo Farnese. The last eight pages print the speech which Bellori delivered at the annual prize-giving ceremony of the Accademia di San Luca in Rome in 1677, celebrating the esteem in which artists such as Giotto, Gentile Bellini, Titian and Rubens were held by kings or popes." Cicognara 3369. 
Price: 950.00 USD
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Prehistoric Mersin, Yumuk Tepe in Southern Turkey, Garstang, John
9 Garstang, John Prehistoric Mersin, Yumuk Tepe in Southern Turkey
Oxford, England, UK Clarendon Press 1953 First Edition Very Good Plus Very Good Minus Ex-Library 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
A publication of the series, The Nielson Expedition in Cilicia. Printed and bound in Great Britain. Bright green buckram binding, with gilt-stamped lettering to the spine. Unbumped spine head and tail, with generally unbumped corners. Exceptionally clean binding. Text block firmly bound in. 11.5 x 8.75 inches. Few of the usual ex library markings but previous owner ex libris plate as well as blind-stamp to several of the pages throughout the book. With xvii and 271 numbered pages, including interspersed throughout the text many B&W drawings, site elevations and plans, some full-page. The text section followed by 23 full-page monochrome photoplates on glossy paper depicting excavations and archaic discoveries. Following the plates is a lovely pull-out map illustrating the range of archaeological contacts. Apart from the aforementioned ex library and previous owner markings, an exceptionally clean copy, and very tight. With the original plain paper dust jacket with black-stamped lettering. The DJ is price-clipped. A Very Good Plus copy in a Very Good Minus DJ. "Ongoing [ in 2016] archaeological excavations in one of the world’s oldest settlements, the Yumuktepe tumulus in the southern province of Mersin, have unearthed the remains of a palace. The palace dates to as far back as 4,500 B.C., and the quality of the pavement outside the palace was a big surprise for archaeologists. Traces of settlements at Yumuktepe date back to 7,000 B.C. and settlements continued there until the 13th century. The excavation works in Yumuktepe are currently headed by Professor Isabella Caneva, from the Archeology Department in Italy’s Lecce University. Yumuktepe, also known as Soguksutepe, was founded 9,000 years ago by Neolithic farmers, whose ruined homes now form the core of the archeological ruins. The first excavation was from 1936 to 1938 by J. Garstang. It was the only Neolithic site known of in the Near East until the mid-20th century." 
Price: 39.50 USD
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Austere Luminosity of Chinese Classical Furniture, Handler, Sarah
10 Handler, Sarah Austere Luminosity of Chinese Classical Furniture
Berkeley and Los Angeles, CA University of California Press 2001 0520214846 / 9780520214842 First American Edition Cloth Very Good Plus Very Good Plus 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
Stated first printing of the first American edition. Printed and bound in Hong Kong by C & C Offset Printing Co. Red cloth binding, with crisp gilt-stamped lettering to the spine. 11.25 x 8.5 inches. Generally unbumped spine head and tail, with sharp corners. xi and 417 numbered pages, with numerous illustrations, including many stunning colorplates and B&W illustrations and drawings, all on heavy coated stock. Gently read. A thin vertical line of discoloration to the rear FEP, fairly trivial. Else an exceptionally clean copy, and very tight. Full-pictorial DJ, unclipped although spine is faded somewhat. DJ in a clear Mylar DJ protector. A Very Good Plus copy in a Very Good Plus DJ. 
Price: 47.50 USD
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Il Mvseo Mvssolini (Il Museo Mussolini), Mustilli, Domenico
11 Mustilli, Domenico Il Mvseo Mvssolini (Il Museo Mussolini)
Roma, Italia La Libreria dello Stato 1939 First Edition Buckram Very Good Plus Association Copy Folio - over 12" - 15" tall 
Questa non è una edizione bilingue. Testo in italiano solo, non in inglese. Stampato nelle Officine dell'Istituto Poligrafico dello Stato, a Roma, 1938, XVI E.F. [Epoca Fascista, sedicesimo anno]. A cura del Reale Istituto d'Archeologia e Storia dell'Arte sotto gli auspici del Governatorato di Roma. CXXIII tavole. Le pagine portano la filigrana della casa editrice, La Libreria dello Stato, ovviamente influenzato dalla emblema che rappresenta il Partito Nazionale Fascista. Questo libro è molto scarsa in qualsiasi condizione. This is not a bilingual edition. Text in Italian only, not in English. Limitation unstated but unlikely to have exceeded 1,000 folio copies. Large folio, 14 x 10 inches. Later full green buckram, heavy-duty binding, with the original buckram backstrip neatly laid down along the spine. Backstrip with titling and ruling in a golden-green resembling gilt. Gently bumped spine head and tail, with sharp corners. The binding is immensely clean. The text block is firmly bound in. Attractive Japan-paper pastedowns and opposite FEPs. Fore- and bottom edges of the text block heavily deckled to a very handsome effect. The paper bearing the watermark of the publisher, La Libreria dello Stato, obviously influenced by the emblem representing the Partito Nazionale Fascista, the Italian fascist party. See, for example, the lower corner of the title page. With XVI and 202 numbered pages, including preface, introduction, catalog, general index, and addenda. With CXXIII full-page monochrome plates. Slight vertical rippling to one of the front blank FEPs. Half inch tear at top of one of the rear blank FEPs. A tiny stain at the lower corner of Plate C, entirely in the margin and deemed trivial. Else a very clean and rather tight copy. Gently read. Overall a handsome book. A Very Good Plus to Near Fine copy. Rare in any condition. The Mussolini Museum was created in 1925. The focus of this volume is on Graeco-Roman sculpture and reliefs from the museum's collection. This volume, from the library of Robin Symes, is an interesting association copy. The book label of Robin Symes was affixed to the lower left corner of the front pastedown, the label now deftly removed and preserved separately, slipped in. With thanks to Wikipedia for the following: "Robin Symes (born 1940/1941) is a now-disgraced British antiquities dealer who was unmasked as a key player in an international criminal network that traded in looted archaeological treasures. Symes and his long-time lover Christo Michaelides met and formed a business partnership in the 1970s, and Symes became one of Britain's most prominent and successful antiquities dealers. However, after Michaelides died accidentally in 1999, his family took legal action to recover his share of the Symes company's assets, and when the matter went to trial, Symes was found to have lied in his evidence about the extent and value of his property; he was subsequently charged with and convicted of contempt of court, and sentenced to two years' imprisonment. Ongoing investigations by Italian authorities revealed in January 2016 that Symes' involvement in the illegal antiquities trade was even more extensive than previously thought, and that he had hidden a vast hoard of looted antiquities in 45 crates at the Geneva Freeport storage warehouse in Switzerland for 15 years, in order to conceal them from Michaelides' family." 
Price: 5000.00 USD
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Orandae-Imari Ware, Nonogami, Keiichi
12 Nonogami, Keiichi Orandae-Imari Ware
Tokyo, Japan Gohachipuresu 1973 First Edition Decorative Boards Near Fine Near Fine Limited Edition 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
No. 248 of a limited edition of 500 copies. So stated [in Japanese] on the limitation page. This is a bilingual edition in Japanese and English. The principal text is in Japanese and the secondary text is in English. Specifically, there is an introductory essay in English. Principal text, plate titles, and commentary on the plates is all in Japanese. Printed and bound in Japan. The book with a silk (or silk-like) spine, with crisp gilt-stamped Japanese calligraphy. Hardboards covered with decorative paper in beige, brown and red. 11.75 x 8.5 inches. With unnumbered pages throughout, and with 105 full-page and half-page plates, many in color, all on glossy photo stock. Unbumped spine head and tail, and sharp corners. The text block is firmly bound in. An immensely clean copy. Almost certainly unread. No remainder marks. Still tight. With clear plastic DJ, as issued. In the original heavy-duty slipcase of plain brown paper over cardboard, with dark brown lettering in English and characters in Japanese. The slipcase itself is contained within the original outer cardboard casing. A Near Fine copy in a Near Fine DJ in a Near Fine slipcase. Extremely scarce in any condition. There is no record of copies of this book ever coming onto the auction market. This remarkable reference book on Japanese porcelain focuses on Imari ware of the sort depicting westerners or things western, or those pieces specially made on order from abroad, or rare specimens known only to a few. 
Price: 1200.00 USD
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English Engraved Silver, 1150 to 1900, Oman, Charles Chichele
13 Oman, Charles Chichele English Engraved Silver, 1150 to 1900
London, England Faber & Faber 1978 0571104983 / 9780571104987 First British Edition Cloth Near Fine Near Fine 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Printed and bound in China. Bound in blue cloth, with crisp silver-stamped lettering to the spine. Unbumped spine head and tail, with sharp corners. 9.75 x 7.5 inches. With 158 numbered pages, and with 159 B&W illustrations, all on heavy coated stock. An exceptionally clean copy, and quite tight. No remainder marks. Almost certainly unread. The full-pictorial DJ is unclipped. DJ with moderate rubbing. A Near Fine copy in a Near Fine DJ. 
Price: 14.95 USD
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Painted Tombs in the Necropolis of Marissa (Mareshah), Peters, John; Thiersch, Hermann
14 Peters, John; Thiersch, Hermann Painted Tombs in the Necropolis of Marissa (Mareshah)
London, England Palestine Exploration Fund 1905 First Edition Buckram Very Good No Jacket 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
Printed and bound in England. 11.5 x 9 inches. Contemporary heavy-duty, aubergine buckram binding, with gilt-stamped lettering and decorative device to the front board and to the spine, the gilt on the front board still crisp. Blind-stamped rulings to the front and back boards. Moderately bumped spine tail and front corners. Very light shelf rubbing along the bottom edge of the boards, and with minor rubbing elsewhere to the binding. The text block is bound in with exceptional sturdiness. xvii and 100 numbered pages of text. Contains frontispeice plate plus XXII plates, many of which are full page, most in color and the remainder in B&W. Slight and even age-toning to all the pages. Else a very clean copy, and rather tight. Gently read. A Very Good copy. Somewhat rare and hard to find, at least in this condition. "In early June 1902, John Peters, an American theologian, and Hermann Thiersch, a German classical scholar, were alerted to the discovery of two painted burial caves at Marisa/Beit Jibrin, less than 40 miles (62 km) by road southwest from Jerusalem. Tomb robbers had, a short time previously, forced their way into the burial chambers and caused damage to their fabric. Realising that these splendid tombs dated to about 200 BCE and the importance of their painted interiors, the two scholars immediately commissioned a leading Jerusalem photographer, Chalil Raad, to record them. This was fortunate, because the paintings on the soft limestone walls rapidly deteriorated and now can no longer be seen. Peters and Thiersch published a monograph on the painted tombs, illustrated with hand-drawn copies of the photographs.... The paintings are unique in the Greek pictorial repertoire and are among the most important surviving examples of Ptolemaic art." Source: Jacobson, PEF. 
Price: 300.00 USD
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Masterpieces of Twentieth Century French Jewelry from American Collections, Price, Judy
15 Price, Judy Masterpieces of Twentieth Century French Jewelry from American Collections
Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A. Running Press 2006 0762426721 / 9780762426720 First American Edition Buckram Fine Fine 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
First printing of the first American edition. Printed and presumed bound in China. The book is bound in blue buckram, with crisp silver-stamped lettering to the spine. 11 x 11 inches. With 144 numbered pages, with numerous color plates, some full-page and all on heavy coated stock. Unbumped spine head and tail, with sharp corners. An immensely clean copy, and quite tight. No remainder marks. Almost certainly unread. Just a touch of shelf life. The lovely full-pictorial DJ is neatly price-clipped. A Fine copy in a Fine DJ. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Le Palais du second millénaire à Knossos, I : Le quartier Nord, 2 volumes (French Edition), Raison, Jacques
16 Raison, Jacques Le Palais du second millénaire à Knossos, I : Le quartier Nord, 2 volumes (French Edition)
Paris Librairie Orientaliste Paul Geuthner 1988 2869580207 / 9782869580206 First Paperback Edition Paperback As New 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
Ce n'est pas une édition bilingue. Texte en français uniquement, pas en anglais. Couverture souple. Ecole française d'Athènes. Ëtudes Crétoises, XXVII. Tomes premier et second. This is not a bilingual edition. Text in French only, not in English. This is Volume 1 & 2 of Part I, Le Quartier Nord. 11 x 9 inches. Two somewhat large and heavy paperbacks with pale brown wrappers. The plain wrappers are printed in black lettering. Unbumped spine head and tail, with sharp corners. As New and unread; indeed, still in the original shrinkwrap. Un siècle après les tentatives d'A. Joubin pour explorer le site révélé par les découvertes d'un marchand crétois, Minos Kalokairinos, il revient à un autre Français de reprendre l'étude des ruines d'un des monuments les plus importants de la protohistoire égéenne. Fouillé par l'archéologue anglais A. Evans de 1900 à 1905 pour l'essentiel et publié de 1921 à 1935 2, le palais de Cnossos a fait l'objet d'études nombreuses depuis lors, particulièrement le dernier état lié à l'occupation mycénienne et à la présence des tablettes inscrites en linéaire B. La question qui portait sur la datation de cet état a été, on le sait, au centre d'une vive polémique qui divisa la communauté scientifique il y a une vingtaine d'années. La générosité de nos collègues anglais, qui ont donné à l'A. accès à toutes les archives de la fouille, déposées à l'Ashmolean Museum d'Oxford, est tout à fait remarquable et mérite d'être signalée. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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A History of Ancient Persia, from its Earliest Beginnings to the Death of Alexander the Great, Rogers, Robert William
17 Rogers, Robert William A History of Ancient Persia, from its Earliest Beginnings to the Death of Alexander the Great
New York, New York, U.S.A. Charles Scribner's Sons 1929 First American Edition Decorative Cloth Near Fine No Jacket 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Preface dated September 10, 1928. Printed and presumed bound at the Scribner Press. 9.25 x 6.5 inches. Rust-orange buckram binding, with gorgeous and elaborate design in gilt and aquamarine to the front board and to the spine, and also with crisp rust-orange lettering to the front board and to the spine. Very gently bumped spine head and tail, with sharp corners. Heavy-duty boards, exceptionally clean. Hinges strong; text block firmly bound in. Top edge gilt. Handsome colored map pastedowns and opposite FEPs depicting Ancient Persia. With color frontispiece with intact tissue guard, xv and 393 numbered pages, 63 illustrations, and five text cuts and maps. Slight age toning/spotting to the tissue guard and to the opposite frontispiece in the margins, quite minor. Else we can find no foxing, tears, writing or other evident demerits. An exceptionally clean and rather tight copy. Very gently read, if read at all. No remainder marks. Overall a handsome book, impressive for its age. No dust jacket is present. A Near Fine copy. Roberts was a professor of Hebrew and Old Testament Exegesis at Drew University and a professor of Ancient Oriental Literature at Princeton University. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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Bronze Wood, Sandburg, Carl
18 Sandburg, Carl Bronze Wood
San Francisco, CA The Grabhorn Press 1941 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
Published September 15, 1941. One of 195 copies. 11.5 x 8.75 inches. Saffron-yellow paper boards, the front board with a black paper label with bronze lettering, the label being in fine condition. Unbumped spine head and tail, and with sharp corners. Offset from the pastedowns to the front and rear FEPs. Slight discoloration to the very edge of the deckled fore-edge. Else an exceptionally clean interior. Title page, plus seven unnumbered pages of text, plus colophon page. The DJ is missing. A Very Good copy. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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Chanoyu: Japanese Tea Ceremony, Seizo, Hayashiya
19 Seizo, Hayashiya Chanoyu: Japanese Tea Ceremony
New York, NY Japan Society 1979 0913304107 / 9780913304105 First Edition Cloth Near Fine Near Fine 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
Printed and presumed bound in Japan. Green cloth binding, with crisp silver-stamped lettering to the front board and to the spine. Unbumped spine head and tail and with sharp corners. 12 x 8.5 inches. 189 numbered pages, and with numerous color and B&W plates on coated stock. An exceptionally clean copy, and quite tight. Appears unread. Lovely full-pictorial dust jacket. In a medium-duty cardboard slipcase, and with a slightly rubbed paper label. A Near Fine copy in a Near Fine DJ in a Very Good slipcase. 
Price: 22.00 USD
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Chinese Paintings in American Collections, Part II, Annales du Musée Guimet, Sirén, Osvald
20 Sirén, Osvald Chinese Paintings in American Collections, Part II, Annales du Musée Guimet
Paris and Brussels Les Editions G. van Oest 1928 First Edition Buckram Good Plus Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall 
Note that thiis is Part II only of a two volume work. Annales du Musée Guimet, Bibliothéque d'art, Nouvelle Série II. Presumed first printing of the first edition, 1928. Author's preface dated November 1924. Presumed printed and bound in France. NOT ex-library. Contemporary heavy-duty binding. Medium blue buckram, with fairly crisp gilt-stamped lettering to the spine. Light rubbing to the boards, else a reasonably clean binding. Moderate bumping and light abrasion to the spine head and tail, and slight rubbing to the gently bumped corners. Joints tender but holding; a crack is evident between the first and second signatures. The book is moderately cocked. 16.5 x 12.5 inches. T.E.G. There is no text section. With a title page plus Plates 81 through 200 complete; we can find no missing plates. All plates full-page in B&W. Heavy matte stock for the plates. Plates printed by Leon Marotte, Paris. On the whole the plates are exceptionally clean. A Good Plus copy. Somewhat scarce. A heavy book. This book appears to have been issued in a format of five portfolios of loose plates as well as in an edition of two bound volumes. 
Price: 995.00 USD
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