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Stop Thief; or, Hints to Housekeeping to Prevent Housebreaking

By: Cruikshank, George

Price: $200.00

Publisher: London, England, Bradbury and Evans: 1851

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 019642

Condition: Very Good


Original publisher's brown 3/4 leather binding with decorative gray-blue boards. Sixteen-pages, complete. Fifty-two additional blank pages in the back. Top edge gilt. Gilt decorative lines on front and back boards. Gilt decorative flowers and lettering on spine. Bookplate removed from front pastedown. Pages are clean and intact except for very slight foxing. Boards and spine are very clean and intact. Binding is tight. George Cruikshank (1792-1878) was a Briti... View more info

The Science of Aesthetics; or the Nature, Kinds, Laws, and Uses of Beauty

By: Day, Henry N.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: G. P. Putnam's Sons. 1876. New York.: 1876

Seller ID: 2039

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


Cloth. Illustrations. Book plate and ink signature on front end papers. Water stain top of Frontispiece. The author writes about: Elements of Beauty (matter, idea, form, etc); The Universality of Beauty (necessary principles of taste); diversit y of tastes, etc.); Kinds of Beauty (of symmetry, unity in variety, order and proportion, etc.), Etc. View more info

The DX Collection Of Arms

By: Dexter, F. Theodore

Price: $100.00

Publisher: 0

Seller ID: 018331

Condition: Fine


Original mimeograph, 16 pages with introduction to the collection plus descriptions of guns offered. Mimeograph is on F. Theodore Dexter personal stationary dated October, 1953. Also included are 37 black and white photographs (each 5 X 7) that shows each gun described. Letter and photographs are in an envelope postdated Oct. 30, 1953. It is from F. Theodore Dexter of Los Angeles, California and addressed to Guard C. Darrah, Esq of Stockton California. Photographs and le... View more info

The Rocking-Chair : An American Institution

By: Dyer, Walter A., And Esther Stevens Fraser

Price: $37.50

Publisher: New York, New York, The Century Co.: 1928

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 14559

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


xiv, 127 pages; illustrations; appendix; brown cloth binding with black lettering. Unopened, fold over from dust jacket pasted on inside pastedown. ". the material originally appeared in the magazine 'Antiques' .". Contents = Part I: 'Origin and Development' - Esther Fraser; Part II: 'The Boston Rocker' - Walter Dyer; Appendix - Some notes on Stencil Decorations & Chair Makers in 1831. Very good copy of this informative study of the rocker. View more info

The Practical Book of Period Furniture; Treating of Furniture of the English, American Colonial and Post-Colonial and Principal French Periods

By: Eberlein, Harold Donaldson, and Abbot McClure

Price: $37.50

Publisher: J. B. Lippincott Company. (1914). Philadelphia.: 1914

Seller ID: 2053

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


First edition. Illustrated cloth. 250 illustrations. Uncut pages. The authors describe this book as a ready reference to "identify and classify any piece of period furniture, whether original or a reproduction", and "The Illustrated Chronologica l K ey at the beginning of the book is of inestimable value in showing at a glance the dominant characteristics of each period style". View more info

Household Hand-Book Containing Reliable Hints and Suggestions for the Household

By: Haxworth, Lily, Compiler

Price: $15.00

Publisher: (Rumford Chemical Works). (Circa 1910). (Providence, Rhode Island).:

Seller ID: 2044

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


Wrappers. Illustrations. Back cover has slight spotting. Address label inside front cover. Pamphlet published by the Rumford Chemical Works extolling the many uses for their baking power product such as: care of kitchen utensils; preservation of food; laundry; house cleaning; care of dining table and utensils; etc. View more info

Practical Bricklaying Self-Taught Especially Designed for Home Study....

By: Hodgson, Fred T.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Chicago, Frederick J. Drake & Company: 1907

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 018803

Condition: Very Good


Publisher's llight green cloth with black lettering. Nice clean copy inside and out. Illustrated with charts and line drawings. 5 x 7 1/2 inches. 178 pages plus three page index. View more info

U.S. Department Of Agriculture Farmers' Bulletin No. 1452. Painting On The Farm

By: Holman, H. P.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Washington D.C., United States Department of Agriculture: 1925

Seller ID: 018428

Condition: Fine


Original black and white wrapper with black lettering and illustrations on the front cover. 5 3/4 X 9 inches. 32 pages. Contents in this issue, importance of painting, when to paint, paint materials, ready-mixed paints, varnishes, paint mixed on the job, how to prepare surfaces for painting, how to estimate the quantity of paint needed, how to paint, precautions. Copy is clean and complete. Binding is tight. View more info

Sterling Homes

By: International Mill and Timber Company

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Bay City, MI, International Mill and Timber Company: 0

Seller ID: 019775

Condition: Fine


Original publisher's multicolored wrapper with an illustration of a house on the front cover. No date, 1950s. 6 3/4" x 10." Thirty-nine pages, complete. Many multicolored illustrations and reprinted photographs. Pages and covers are very clean and intact. A clean, fine copy. Home models listed in this catalog include the following: The Wayne, Creston, Florence, Cape Cod, Superior, Rosewood, Cromwell, Paramount, Sharon, Windsor, Carmen, Colleen, Carole, Mar... View more info

Inro and Other Miniature Forms of Japanese Lacquer Art

By: Jahss, Melvin and Betty

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Rutland, Vermont & Tokyo, Japan, Charles E. Tuttle Company:

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 8786

Condition: Collectible-Fine


Publisher's cardboard slipcase with a couple of small dents, otherwise the book, dust wrapper and slipcase are all fine. Former antique store-seller's ticket on front end paper. 8 1/2 x 11 inches. Color and black and white photos. 488 pages, including index. View more info

Victorian Glass Specialties of the Nineteenth Century

By: Lee, Ruth Webb

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Northboro, Massachusetts, Published By the Author: 1944

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 7794

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


Original blue cloth with gil lettering. (1944). Contains chapters on: Rarities, most popular patterns, coin patterns, sets, butter dishes, table settings, figured glass, victorian novelities, animal dishes, glass hats, glass slippers, shoes and books, vases, peachblow, burmese and other shaded glass, sandwich glass, etched glass, etc. 260 photo illustrations. 608 pages, including index. Two small splits at top of spine carefully repaired. Former owner's book plate on bac... View more info

How to Collect Old Furniture

By: Litchfield, Frederick

Price: $17.50

Publisher: London, England, George Bell and Sons: 1904

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 14190

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


xiv, 169 pages; illustrations; notes, index; tan cloth binding with design on the cover, minor fading. Deals with furniture from the 16th century to the middle of the 19th century with illustrations and notes on construction and style. Very good clean copy. View more info

Colonial Furniture in America.

By: Lockwood, Luke Vincent

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1901

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 10786

Condition: Collectible-Good


xix, 352 pages; photo illustrations; index; bound in publishers cloth, lettering on the front cover and spine. Spine lettering flaked to the point of unreadability. Joints somewhat cracked and glue strengthened. Gilt edging to the top. Furniture covered is as follows: Chests, Chests of Drawers, Cup and Sideboards, Chairs, Settles and Sofas, Tables, Desks, Mirrors, Bedsteads, and Clocks. Former owners bookplate with ink inscription (can not make it out clearly). View more info

The Old China Book Including Staffordshire, Wedgwood, Lustre, and Other English Pottery and Porcelain

By: Moore, N. Hudson

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Frederick A. Stokes Company. (1903). New York.: 1903

Seller ID: 2033

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


Cloth. Illustrations. In the Preface, the author writes that this book has been compiled to meet the wants "of those who own old china, particularly old English china, and would like to know more about it." Contents include chapters on Early P otte ry, Staffordshire Wares, Portrait Pieces, English Porcelain and Pottery, Basaltes, Lustres, White Ware, Wedgwood and His Wares, etc. View more info

31st Auction Sale: Fine Collection of U.S. Stamps, Revenues and Colonies; Property of Mr. Frank N. Lang, of Brooklyn, N. Y.; Also a Few Other Lots to Be Sold Without Reserve at Collectors Club, 120 West 49th Street, N. Y., Friday, November 1st, 1918 at 8 P. M.; Walter Scott, Auctioneer; Catalogued by Vahan Mozian, 140 Nassau Street, New York

By: Mozian, Vahan

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, The Stuyvesant Press: 1918

Seller ID: 019990

Condition: Fine


Original publisher's pink wrapper with staple binding. 5 3/4" x 8 3/4." Sixteen pages, complete. Original unmarked bidding form laid in. No remainder marks in pamphlet. Pages and covers are very clean and intact. A fine copy. This pamphlet is a catalog that lists all the items up for auction with a brief description for each item. View more info

14th Auction Sale of Postage Stamps to Be Sold Without Reserve at Collectors' Club, 30 E. 42nd St., Wednesday, Dec. 27th, 1916 at 8 P. M.; Walter Scott, Auctioneer; Catalogued by Vahan Mozian, 140 Nassau Street, New York

By: Mozian, Vahan

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, The Stuyvesant Press: 1916

Seller ID: 019991

Condition: Very Good


Original publisher's green wrapper with staple binding. 5 3/4" x 8 3/4." Thirty-two pages, complete. No remainder marks in pamphlet. Pages and covers are very clean and intact except for a vertical fold line down the center and slight browning along borders of front and back covers. This pamphlet is a catalog that lists all the items up for auction with a brief description for each item. View more info

Oriental Rugs

By: Mumford, John Kimberly

Price: $37.50

Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons. (1902). New York.: 1902

Seller ID: 2032

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


Third edition, revised and expanded. . Cloth. Illustrations. The author writes about the history of Oriental rugs, rug-weaving peoples, materials, dyers and dyes, design, weaving, classification, Turkish, Turkoman, Khilims, etc. View more info

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Paoletti Impronte, Storia Romana (Original Set of Fifty-seven Plaster Cameos)

By: Paoletti, Bartolomeo and/or Pietro Paoletti

Price: $1,000.00

Publisher: 0

Seller ID: 020147

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


Original set of oval-shaped, white plaster cameos pasted in a beautiful double-sided box designed to look like a book. 3/4 white vellum binding with green boards. Gilt lettering and decorations on spine. Edges of the box are designed to look like the marbled edges of a book. No date, circa 1830. Fifty-seven cameos (twenty-eight in the front; twenty-nine in the back), complete. Sizes of each cameo range between 5/8" x 3/4" and 1 5/8" x 1 3/8." All c... View more info

Autograph Letters, Manuscripts and Documents of Three Centuries: Adams, Andre, Blake, Browne, Burns, Dickens, Eliot, Emerson, Queen Elizabeth, Franklin, Jefferson, Keats, Poe, Washington and Many Others; Comprising Selections from the Collection of the Late Oliver B. Barrett

By: Parke-Bernet Galleries

Price: $37.50

Publisher: New York, Parke-Bernet Galleries, Incorporated: 1950

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 019580

Condition: Very Good


Original publisher's light blue wrapper. 6 1/4" x 9 1/2." 293 pages, complete. Pages and covers are clean and intact. Prices written in pencil by a former owner in the page margins. Full Title reads: "Autograph Letters, Manuscripts and Documents of Three Centuries: Adams, Andre, Blake, Browne, Burns, Dickens, Eliot, Emerson, Queen Elizabeth, Franklin, Jefferson, Keats, Poe, Washington and Many Others; Comprising Selections from the Collection of the Late... View more info

101 Common Mistakes in Etiquette and How to Avoid Them

By: Post, Emily

Price: $17.50

Publisher: New Haven, CT, A. D. Steinbach and Sons, Incorporated: 1939

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 019693

Condition: Very Good


Original publisher's green boards. 5 3/4" x 8 3/4." Ninety-two pages, complete. Gilt lettering on front board. Pages and boards are clean and intact. Binding is tight. Emily Post explains proper etiquette for welcoming guests into one's home and other social interactions. There is discussion on home presentation, proper seating and table arrangements for dinners and parties, what to wear for different occasions, and what to do with problematic guests. View more info