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Catalogue de la Collection Philippe Wiener rédigé avec le concours de MM. Louis Réau, Jules Féral, et MM. Mannheim
1 Catalogue de la Collection Philippe Wiener rédigé avec le concours de MM. Louis Réau, Jules Féral, et MM. Mannheim
Paris Jacques Seligmann et Fils 1929 First Edition Half-Leather Very Good Minus Folio - over 12" - 15" tall 
Catalogue for an auction of the Philippe Wiener collection at Jacques Seligmann & fils, Paris, in 1929. First and only edition. No. 80 of a numbered edition of 250 copies only. Published 29 October 1929 by L'Agence de Publicité et d'Impressions d'Art, Paris, for Jacques Seligmann et fils, Paris. Beautifully bound in contemporary bordeaux-colored half leather, with marbled-paper hardboards. Hubbed spine with crisp gilt-stamped lettering. Generally unbumped spine head and tail, with fairly sharp corners with moderate rubbing. Note that in a thin vertical line along most of the front and rear boards, and adjacent to the spine, there is evidence that some heavy paper or similar was once glued on and later removed as cleanly as possible. Else the binding is quite clean and the leather has a smooth hand. The marbled paper boards are impressively free of demerits. Text block firmly bound in. 12.5 x 10.5 inches. T.E.G. Handsome marbled paper pastedowns and FEPs. Cream-colored heavy-weight paper. With 10 pages of detailed introductory text, principally focusing on 18th century furniture from the Wiener collection, followed by CX [110] numbered plates, almost all of which are full page. Presumed heliotype gravures. A prefatory notes page corresponds to each plate. The interior is impressively clean. A Very Good Minus book. Summary: Watercolors, drawings, gouaches, pastels. Paintings. Sculptures. Various objects. Pendulums, bronzes. Furniture. Tapestries. Jacques Seligmann [1858 - 1923] was a highly successful antiquarian and art dealer with businesses in both Paris and New York. He was one of the first to foster American interest in building collections of European art. After his death his son Germaine continued the business. Fort In-4 reliure demi chagrin bordeaux à coins, dos à nerfs, titre doré en plein, plats et gardes marbrés, tête dorée, 110 objets décrits et illustrés en noir hors texte. N° 80 des 250 exemplaires numérotés. Bonne condition. Sommaire: Aquarelles, Dessins, Gouaches, Pastels. Tableaux. Sculptures. Objets variés. Pendules, Bronzes. Sièges. Meubles. Tapisseries. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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Important Mobilier, Objets d'Art et Tapisseries 22 juin 2004
2 Important Mobilier, Objets d'Art et Tapisseries 22 juin 2004
Paris, France Christie's 2004 First Edition Paperback Fine 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
Christie's Sale No. 5086, Paris, France. This is a paperback edition, not hardback. Primary text in French, ancillary text in English. Gorgeous pictorial wrappers, with crisp lettering and illustration. Unbumped spine head and tail, and with sharp corners. 10.5 x 8.25 inches. With 211 numbered pages and with numerous color plates on coated stock. An exceptionally clean copy, and very tight. Almost certainly unread. No remainder marks. A Fine copy. With "Prices Realized" laid in. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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Succession de M. Henri Samuel, 15 Décembre 1996
3 Succession de M. Henri Samuel, 15 Décembre 1996
Monaco Christie's 1996 First Edition Paperback Near Fine 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
Christie's Sale No. 5741, held at the Metropole Palace, Monaco. This is a paperback edition, not hardback. Primary text in French, ancillary text in English. Gorgeous pictorial over-wrappers, with crisp lettering and illustration. Unbumped spine head and tail, and with sharp corners. 10.5 x 8.25 inches. With 224 numbered pages and with numerous B&W and color plates on coated stock. An exceptionally clean copy, and very tight. Almost certainly unread. No remainder marks. A Near Fine copy. With "Prices Realized" laid in. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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The Elegant Quarter, Satinwood and Related Furniture 1785-1810
4 The Elegant Quarter, Satinwood and Related Furniture 1785-1810
London, England W. R. Harvey & Co. 1986 First Edition Pamphlet Near Fine 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
This is a pamphlet. Undated but believed about 1986. Sturdy dark blue paper wrappers with stapled binding. 11.75 x 8.25 inches. 30 unnumbered pages, with 27 full-page full-color plates. Blind impression from a paper clip to the top of the first 4 pages, else a very clean copy. Scarce in any condition. A catalogue for an exhibition featuring about 29 items of suberb Satinwood and Related Furniture, to celebrate 300 years since the founding of Bond Street. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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The Furniture History Society Newsletter No. 172: Cabinet Returns to Beckford's Tower; A Collector's Cabinet
5 The Furniture History Society Newsletter No. 172: Cabinet Returns to Beckford's Tower; A Collector's Cabinet
London, England The Furniture History Society 2008 First Edition Pamphlet Fine 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
This is a pamphlet. NOT ex library. This is Newsletter No. 172, November 2008, of the Furniture History Society. Printed wrappers with stapled binding. 9.5.x 6.5 inches. 24 numbered pages, with 3 full-color figures. An immensely clean copy. A Fine copy. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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The Owston Collection, June 2010
6 The Owston Collection, June 2010
Sydney, Australia Bonhams 2010 First Edition Paperback Near Fine 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
Glossy paper wrappers. 10.25 x 8.25 inches. Text block firmly bound in. 457 numbered pages, plus several unnumbered pages, with color plates throughout, manay full page, all on heavy-weight semi-glossy paper. No remainder marks. An immensely clean and tight copy. Unread. A Near Fine copy with just a trace of edge wear to the wrappers. A catalogue for a highly regarded Sydney sale of art and antiques from the Owston collection, held June 25 & 26, 2010. Bonhams won the right to sell the collection in its entirety as a single-owner sale titled The Owston Collection following tough competition from local and international auctioneers. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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Pictorial Dictionary of British 19th Century Furniture Design, Antique Collectors Club
7 Antique Collectors Club Pictorial Dictionary of British 19th Century Furniture Design
Woodbridge, Suffolk, UK Antique Collectors Club Ltd 1989 0902028472 / 9780902028470 Reprint Cloth Near Fine Near Fine 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
Third printing of the first British edition. Printed and presumed bound in Great Britain. The book is bound in brown buckram, with crisp gilt-stamped lettering to the front board and to the spine. 11 x 8.5 inches. With xlvii and 583 numbered pages, with hundreds of B&W illustrations, 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 unclipped. Just a hint of curling along the upper edges. A Near Fine copy in a Near Fine DJ. 
Price: 60.00 USD
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Art Deco Architecture: Design, Decoration and Detail from the Twenties and Thirties, Bayer, Patricia
8 Bayer, Patricia Art Deco Architecture: Design, Decoration and Detail from the Twenties and Thirties
New York, New York, U.S.A. Harry N Abrams Inc 1992 0810919230 / 9780810919235 First American Edition Cloth Near Fine Near Fine 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
First printing of the first American edition. NOT ex library. Printed and bound in Singapore. The book is bound in black cloth, with crisp gilt-stamped lettering to the spine. 11.75 x 9.75 inches. With 224 numbered pages, with 376 illustrations, including 146 color plates on heavy coated stock. Unbumped spine head and tail, with sharp corners. An exceptionally clean copy, and quite tight. No remainder marks. Slight spine lean. Very gently read. Just a touch of shelf life. The lovely full-pictorial DJ is unclipped. A Near Fine copy in a Near Fine DJ. 
Price: 29.00 USD
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Art Deco Architecture: Design, Decoration and Detail from the Twenties and Thirties, Bayer, Patricia
9 Bayer, Patricia Art Deco Architecture: Design, Decoration and Detail from the Twenties and Thirties
New York, New York, U.S.A. Harry N Abrams Inc 1992 0810919230 / 9780810919235 First American Edition Cloth Near Fine Near Fine 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
Stated first printing. Printed and bound in Singapore. Black cloth binding, with crisp gilt-stamped lettering to the spine. Unbumped spine head and tail, with sharp corners. 11.75 x 9.75 inches. Text block firmly bound in. 224 numbered pages. Heavy coated stock with 376 illustrations, including 146 color plates, many full-page. 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. DJ in a clear Mylar DJ protector. A Near Fine copy in a Near Fine DJ. 
Price: 29.50 USD
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Upholsterers and Interior Furnishing in England 1530-1840, Beard, Geoffrey
10 Beard, Geoffrey Upholsterers and Interior Furnishing in England 1530-1840
New Haven, Connecticut, U.S.A. Yale Univ Pr 1997 0300071353 / 9780300071351 First American Edition Cloth Fine Fine 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
Presumed first printing of the first American edition. Printed and bound in Hong Kong. Bound in purple cloth, with crisp gilt-stamped lettering to the spine. Unbumped spine head and tail, with fairly sharp corners. 11.5 x 9.5 inches. With xiv and 346 numbered pages, and with approximately 376 plates in B/W and in color, all on heavy coated stock. An immensely clean copy, and quite tight. No remainder marks. Almost certainly unread. The lovely full-pictorial DJ is unclipped. Housed in the original light-duty, white slipcase. A Fine copy in a Fine DJ in a Near Fine slipcase. 
Price: 49.50 USD
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Art Deco 1910-1939, Benton, Tim; Benton, Charlotte; Wood, Ghislaine
11 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 9¾" - 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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English Furniture of the Eighteenth Century, 3 Volumes, Cescinsky, Herbert
12 Cescinsky, Herbert English Furniture of the Eighteenth Century, 3 Volumes
New York, NY Funk & Wagnalls Company Cloth Very Good No Jacket Folio - over 12" - 15" tall 
"Illustrated from drawings by the author and from photographs." Printed by Ballantyne, Hanson & Co., Edinburgh & London. No date. Edition unknown, perhaps a first American edition. Small folio size, 12 x 10 inches. Volume I, 384pp; Volume II, 384pp; and Volume III, 384pp. Each volume with hundreds of photo illustrations as well as a few B&W drawings. These volumes believed not bound in the original binding. Rebound, probably in the 1960s, in medium blue buckram with leather labels to the spines. Gold-stamped lettering over oxblood leather labels. The binding showing very moderate shelf life, including moderate bumping to the lower corners of these heavy volumes. The labels are clean and crisp. Text blocks firmly bound in. Internally rather clean. Very occasional underlinings in light pencil, trivial. A few crimped page corners and a little light margin spotting here and there. Complete in 3 volumes. About Very Good copies. 
Price: 120.00 USD
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Ruhlmann : Un génie de l'art deco, COLLECTIF
13 COLLECTIF Ruhlmann : Un génie de l'art deco
Somogy Editions D'art 2001 2850565601 / 9782850565601 First Edition Paperback Fine 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Ce n'est pas une édition bilingue. Texte en français uniquement, pas en anglais, édition brochée. 11 x 9.75 inches. Printed and bound in Italy. This book is in French, not in English. 323 numbered pages with many color plates as well as B&W illus. An exceptionally clean and tight copy. Almost certainly unread. Full-pictorial wrappers. A Near Fine copy. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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American Art Deco, Duncan, Alastair
14 Duncan, Alastair American Art Deco
New York, New York, U.S.A. Thames & Hudson 2003 0500280932 / 9780500280935 Reprint Paperback Very Good Plus 4to - over 9¾" - 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
15 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 9¾" - 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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The Encyclopedia of Decorative Arts, 1890-1940 / Edited by Philippe Garner, Garner, Philippe (Ed. )
16 Garner, Philippe (Ed. ) The Encyclopedia of Decorative Arts, 1890-1940 / Edited by Philippe Garner
North Dighton, MA JG Press 1997 1572152303 / 9781572152304 First American Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
Printed and bound in Singapore. Glossy paper pictorial hardboards, with crisp black-stamped lettering. Unbumped spine head and tail, with sharp corners. 11.75 x 8.75 inches. Text block firmly bound in. 320 numbered pages. Heavy coated stock with about 500 illustrations, including 150 color plates. 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: 20.00 USD
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The Life and Work of Thomas Chippendale, Gilbert, Christopher
17 Gilbert, Christopher The Life and Work of Thomas Chippendale
Bristol, England Artline Editions 1978 1871487455 / 9781871487459 First British Edition Buckram Near Fine Near Fine 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
First printing of the first British edition. Printed and presumed bound in Hong Kong. The book is bound in purple buckram, with crisp gilt-stamped lettering to the spine. 11 x 8.5 inches. With x and 144 numbered pages of text, plus 288 pages of 525 B&W illustrations 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 pictorial DJ is unclipped. Just a hint of curling along the lower front edge. A Near Fine copy in a Near Fine DJ. 
Price: 37.50 USD
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Cincinnati Art Carved Furniture and Interiors, Howe, Jennifer
18 Howe, Jennifer Cincinnati Art Carved Furniture and Interiors
Cincinnati, OH Ohio University Press 2003 0821415115 / 9780821415115 First Edition Cloth Fine Fine 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
First printing of the first edition. Printed and presumed bound in Hong Kong. Rich red cloth binding resembling linen tweed, with crisp gilt-stamped lettering to the spine. 11.25 x 8.5 inches. Text block firmly bound in. xv and 295 numbered pages. Heavy coated stock featuring 39 full-page, full-color plates, and with many additional illustrations, some in sepia-tone and some in color. Unbumped spine head and tail, with sharp corners. An immensely clean copy, and quite tight. Almost certainly unread. Lovely full-pictorial DJ, unclipped. A Fine copy in a Fine DJ. This is the first book devoted to the study of the nationally significant Cincinnati art-carved furniture movement. In particular the book documents the careers of Henry Fry, William Fry and Benn Pitman in England and America, explores their domestic and ecclesiastical interior commissions, and examines the central role women played in this movement. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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A Record of the Collections in the Lady Lever Art Gallery Port Sunlight, Cheshire Formed By the First Viscount Leverhulme. Vol. I: Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture; Vol. II: Chinese Porcelain & Wedgwood Pottery; Vol. III: Furniture, Tapestry & Needlework, Tatlock, R. R.; Fry, Roger; Hobson, R. L.; and Macquoid, Percy
19 Tatlock, R. R.; Fry, Roger; Hobson, R. L.; and Macquoid, Percy A Record of the Collections in the Lady Lever Art Gallery Port Sunlight, Cheshire Formed By the First Viscount Leverhulme. Vol. I: Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture; Vol. II: Chinese Porcelain & Wedgwood Pottery; Vol. III: Furniture, Tapestry & Needlework
London, England T. A. Batsford, Ltd 1928 First Edition Buckram Near Fine Very Good Plus Limited Edition Folio - over 12" - 15" tall 
The complete set of three volumes. The edition of this work was limited to 200 copies for sale in Great Britain and 150 copies for sale in the U.S.A. All three volumes published in 1928. With a foreword by C. Reginald Grundy. Vol. I: English Painting of the XVIIIth - XXth Centuries, With some examples of the Spanish, French & Dutch Schools, and of Original Drawings, together with a collection of Historic & Modern Sculpture; Vol. II: Chinese Porcelain & Wedgwood Pottery with Other Works of Ceramic Art; Vol. III: English Furniture, Tapestry & Needlework of the XVIth - XIXth Centuries. Letterpress printed by Morrison and Gibb, Ltd., London and Edinburgh. Monochrome plates by Herbert Reiach, Ltd., London. Colored plates by Edmund Evans, Ltd., London. Contemporary heavy-duty bindings of medium blue buckram, with crisp gilt-stamped armorial device to the front boards and with crisp gilt-stamped lettering to the spines. The bindings are immensely clean and with no apparent scuffing or rubbing. Generally unbumped spine heads and gently bumped tails, and with sharp corners, except that there is a moderate bump to the top front corner of Vol. I. All text blocks firmly bound in.13 x 10.25 inches. T.E.G. and with fore- and bottom edges deckled to a handsome effect. Vol. I with xiv and 187 numbered pages of text and with 113 plates. Vol. II with xii and 227 numbered pages of text and with 103 plates. Vol. III with xvi and 155 numbered pages of text and with 113 plates. Generally speaking the color plates are tipped in. All plates, including B&W, are on medium-weight, glossy stock. Slight off-setting to the front and rear pastedowns of each volume. Else an immensely clean set of volumes. Very gently read, as is evidenced by a number of unopened pages. Each volume housed in the original dust jacket. The DJs are of plain blue paper with black lettering. Light wear here and there at the edges of the dust jackets but all in all the jackets in impressive condition, and quite clean overall. Each DJ fully encased in a lovely new Brodart DJ protector. A Near Fine set with Very Good Plus DJs. One would be hard put to find a finer set. "William Hesketh Lever, 1st Viscount Leverhulme (1851-1925) was an English industrialist, philanthropist, and politician. Lever is noted for founding the soap and cleaning product firm, Lever Brothers, with his younger brother James in 1885. The Lady Lever Art Gallery opened in 1922." 
Price: 1500.00 USD
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Houses and Gardens by E. L. Lutyens, Weaver, Lawrence
20 Weaver, Lawrence Houses and Gardens by E. L. Lutyens
London, England Country Life Ltd. 1914 Reprint Hard Cover Good Plus Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall 
This book was first published December 1913. This is the July 1914 reprint. Ex library but with very few such markings. Printed by Hudson & Kearns, Ltd., London. Probably one of about 1,000 copies but not so stated. Quarter ivory-colored buckram spine, somewhat soiled, with olive drab paper hardboards, somewhat rubbed. Gilt-stamped lettering to the spine and beige title label to the front board. Some light chipping to the paper binding along the intersection of the buckram. Lightly bumped and abraded spine head and tail. Wear to all four corners such that they are rounded rather than sharp. Hinges with a little play but text block firmly bound in. 15.75 x 10.75 inches. (40 x 27.5 cm.) Decorative pastedowns and opposite FEPs. Tissue-guarded color frontispiece. With XL and 344 numbered pages. Includes a small section on Lutyen's designs for furniture. Throughout the book are numerous B&W archival photographs, sketches, elevations and floor plans. The archival architectural photos are not only of scholarly value but also are a poignant reminder of a vanishing England, as few of the structures have since fallen into disrepair or have been demolished. Also with 16 numbered pages of adverts for additional books offered by the publisher. A small library stamp to the top of the title page. On the margin of p. vii, in soft pencil, an unobtrusive gift note. Pastedowns with evidence of library use-slip removal. Else the interior appears very clean, and with scant evidence of age-toning. Respectfully read. No dust jacket. Rated a Good Plus copy. 
Price: 395.00 USD
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