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Paloma Picasso
1 Paloma Picasso
Parfums Paloma Picasso 1984 Paperback Very Good Folio - over 12" - 15" tall Signed by Celebrity
First and presumed only edition. No text save for dedication page [in English]. This is a paperback edition, not hardback. Printed and presumed bound in Italy. Plain red wrappers, clean though with minor rubbing along the spine. On the front wrapper, in large, thick gold script: "to Jack, Paloma Picasso." Apparently a genuine signature. Generally unbumped spine head and tail, and with fairly sharp corners. 12.5 x 11.5 inches. With 11 full-page photo portraits, 9 in B&W and 2 in color, all on coated stock. A very clean copy, and fairly tight. Gently read. No remainder marks. A Very Good copy. An album of photographs over time of Paloma Picasso as the subject. Includes photographs by such celebrities as David Douglas Duncan, Manolo Blahnik, Helmut Newton, Horst P. Horst, and Richard Avedon. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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Oreficerie antiche dalle minoiche alle barbariche [Archaic Jewelry from the Minoan to the Barbarian], Becatti, Giovanni
2 Becatti, Giovanni Oreficerie antiche dalle minoiche alle barbariche [Archaic Jewelry from the Minoan to the Barbarian]
Roma, Italia Istituto Poligrafico dello Stato 1955 First Edition Buckram Very Good Plus Very Good Minus 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Prima stampa della prima edizione italiana, 1955. Stampato in Italia. Questa non una edizione bilingue. Testo in italiano, non in inglese. This is not a bilingual edition. Text in Italian, not in English. Printed and bound in Italy. Ivory-colored buckram binding, with crisp gilt-stamped lettering to the front board and to the spine. Very gently bumped spine head and tail, with sharp corners. Text block firmly bound in. 11.5 x 8.75 inches. With 255 numbered pages of text and also with glossy, heavy stock pages containing Plates A to E, A being in color, and with 590 monochrome plates. An exceptionally clean copy, and quite tight. Gently read. With the simple ex libris book plate of Joel L. Malter to the front pastedown. Pictorial DJ is unclipped. DJ with small chip at spine head and large chip to rear wrapper. DJ protected by a clear Mylar over-wrapper. A Very Good Plus copy in a Very Good Minus DJ. From the library of Joel L. Malter, a famous numismatist and collector of archaeology books. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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Art Deco 1910-1939, Benton, Tim; Benton, Charlotte; Wood, Ghislaine
3 Benton, Tim; Benton, Charlotte; Wood, Ghislaine Art Deco 1910-1939
London, England V & A Publications 2003 1851773878 / 9781851773879 First British Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Presumed first printing. Printed and bound in Italy. Black buckram-like binding, with crisp gilt-stamped lettering to the spine. Unbumped spine head and tail, with sharp corners. 11.55 x 9.75 inches. Text block firmly bound in. 464 numbered pages with numerous illustrations, including color plates, some full-page and all on glossy coated stock. An immaculate copy, and very tight. Either unread or very gently read. Lovely full-pictorial DJ, unclipped though with some edge curl. Also jJust a hint of rubbing to the DJ. A Near Fine copy in a Very Good DJ. 
Price: 55.00 USD
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Ringe: Die Koch Sammlung; Rings: The Alice and Louis Koch Collection, Chadour, Anna Beatriz
4 Chadour, Anna Beatriz Ringe: Die Koch Sammlung; Rings: The Alice and Louis Koch Collection
Leeds, England W. S. Maney and Son 1994 0901286451 / 9780901286451 First British Edition Buckram Near Fine Fine Folio - over 12" - 15" tall 
Dies ist eine zweisprachige Buchausgabe. Der Text ist in deutscher und auch in englischer Sprache. This is a bilingual edition. The text is in German and also in English. Complete in two volumes, including dust jackets and slipcase. This is an unnumbered copy from an unstated limited edition probably not exceeding 1,000 copies. Printed and presumed bound in England. Black buckram hardboard bindings, with crisp gilt-stamped lettering to the spines. Unbumped spine heads and tails, with sharp corners, except that the upper front corner of Vol. II has a trivial bump. 13.5 x 10 inches. Each volume with a blue silk satin page marker ribbin. With xxxix and 320 and [xl to] xlix and 323-664 numbered pages. The volumes with thousands of color plates, and displaying at least two views of each of the 1980 finger rings in the collection. All plates on glossy, heavy coated stock. The catalogue is arranged chronologically. The first seven pages of volume I, counting from the first free end paper, with a very small 1 inch crease at the lower corner. Else immaculate volumes, and very tight, with little hint of shelf life. The dust jacket spines, for instance, are not sunned. Either unread or very gently read. No remainder marks. Lovely pictorial DJs, unclipped and virtually unrubbed. In the original plain slipcase of black buckram-covered cardboard. Near Fine volumes in Fine DJs in a Near Fine slipcase. A very heavy set, weighing in excess of 12 pounds. The Alice and Louis Koch collection, largely compiled before 1904, comprises almost 2000 finger rings. The ring collection has been compared to that of the British Museum in scope and significance. 
Price: 500.00 USD
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American Art Deco, Duncan, Alastair
5 Duncan, Alastair American Art Deco
New York, New York, U.S.A. Thames & Hudson 2003 0500280932 / 9780500280935 Reprint Paperback Very Good Plus 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
A reprint of the 1999 paperback edition. Printed and bound in Singapore. Attractive pictorial wrappers with just a hint of rubbing. Unbumped and with sharp corners. 12 x 10 inches. 288 pp., with numerous B&W and color illustrations, a few full page, and all on semii-glossy stock. Immensely clean and quite tight. Either unread or very gently read. A touch of page waviness, trivial. A Very Good Plus copy. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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Christie's Art Deco, Gallagher, Fiona
6 Gallagher, Fiona Christie's Art Deco
New York, New York, U.S.A. Watson-Guptill 2000 0823006433 / 9780823006434 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Near Fine 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Stated first printing. Printed and bound in Italy. Black paper hardboards, with crisp copper-stamped lettering to the spine. Unbumped spine head and tail, with sharp corners. 10.25 x 10.25 inches. Text block firmly bound in. 192 numbered pages with stunning color plates, many full-page and all on glossy coated stock. An immaculate copy, and very tight. Either unread or very gently read. Lovely pictorial DJ, unclipped. Just a hint of rubbing to the DJ. DJ in a clear Mylar DJ protector. A Fine copy in a Near Fine DJ. 
Price: 16.50 USD
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Art Nouveau and Art Deco, Klein, Dan; Warken, Geoffrey
7 Klein, Dan; Warken, Geoffrey Art Nouveau and Art Deco
London, England Chancellor Press 1996 1851529373 / 9781851529377 First Edition Thus Hard Cover Fine Fine 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Stated first printing. Printed in China. Glossy paper pictorial hardboards, with crisp black-stamped lettering to the spine. Unbumped spine head and tail, with sharp corners. 11.25 x 8.25 inches. Text block firmly bound in. 136 numbered pages with stunning color plates, some full-page and all on glossy coated stock. An immaculate copy, and very tight. Either unread or very gently read. Lovely pictorial DJ, unclipped. Just a hint of rubbing to the DJ. DJ in a clear Mylar DJ protector. A Fine copy in a Fine DJ. 
Price: 24.00 USD
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Ivories, Maskell, Alfred
8 Maskell, Alfred Ivories
London, England Methuen & Co. 1905 First British Edition Decorative Cloth Very Good No Jacket 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
This is NOT ex library. Printed in Plymouth, England and presumed bound in England. 10.25 x 7 inches. Red buckram binding, with blind-stamped lettering and design to the front board and with crisp gilt-stamped lettering and design to the spine. Moderately bumped spine head and tail, with fairly sharp corners. Bottom corners with minor abrading. Top edge gilt. Fore- and bottom edges of the text block deckled to a very handsome effect. With xii and 443 numbered pages. Frontispiece and with LXXXVIII full-page plates, most in duo-tone. Plates generally in excellent condition, except that frontispiece has marginal foxing. Foxing to the front preliminaries. Simple gift inscription in neat ink hand to the front FEP. Else a very clean and rather tight copy. Gently read. No remainder marks. Overall a handsome book. No dust jacket is present. A Very Good copy. 
Price: 29.00 USD
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Collecting Art Deco, McConnell, Kevin
9 McConnell, Kevin Collecting Art Deco
West Chester, PA Schiffer Pub Ltd 1990 0887402798 / 9780887402791 Presumed First Edition Buckram Near Fine Near Fine 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Presumed first printing of the first edition. Printed and bound in the USA. Black buckram binding, with crisp white-stamped lettering to the front board and to the spine. Unbumped spine head and tail, with sharp corners. 11 x 8.25 inches. Text block firmly bound in. 143 numbered pages. Heavy coated stock with numerous full-color illustrations. An immaculate copy, and very tight. Either unread or very gently read. Lovely full-pictorial DJ, unclipped. Just a hint of rubbing to the DJ and also with moderate edge curl along the top front. A Near Fine copy in a Near Fine DJ. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Masterpieces of Twentieth Century French Jewelry from American Collections, Price, Judy
10 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 9" - 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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Delos, the Testimony of Museum Exhibits, Zapheiropoulou, Photini
11 Zapheiropoulou, Photini Delos, the Testimony of Museum Exhibits
Athens, Greece Adam Editions 1998 First Edition Thus Cloth Very Good Near Fine 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
First English language edition, presumed first printing, October 1998. One of 3,000 copies. Translated from the Greek. Presumed printed and bound in Greece by Pergamos S.A. Light brown cloth binding, with crisp silver-stamped lettering to the front board and to the spine. Unbumped spine head and tail, with sharp corners, except the top front corner is gently bumped. 11.75 x 9.75 inches. Note that both interior hinges have been reinforced with light brown linen bookbinders tape in 2014 inansmuch as the bindery did a less than expert job with this publication. Note also that the text block between pages 160 and 160 has been deftly reinforced with linen bookbinders tape in a matching white. Text block now firmly bound in. With 304 numbered pages, and with superb color plates throughout, documenting 265 art and antiquity items. Some plates full-page, and all on heavy-weight, coated stock. An immensely clean volume, inside and out, with light evidence of shelf life. Very gently read. No remainder marks. Lovely pictorial DJ, unclipped and virtually unrubbed. DJ with tiny repaired tears at the corners, trivial. Book downgraded to Very Good Only in a Near Fine DJ due to the fact that this book was never properly bound by the publisher, although certainly handsomely bound. Scarce in any condition. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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