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1 (Azzali, Fabio; et al). Gualteri, Franca Santi; editor TABLES. (Cover title)
(Milan: Editrice Arbitare Segesta), (1985). (1985). Very good 
(Milan: Editrice Arbitare Segesta), (1985).. (1985).. Very good. - 12mo [approximately 4-1/4 inches square], softcover bound in pictorial color wrappers. The binding is lightly bumped with the head of the spine lightly chipped. 94 & [2] pages. Full-page color photographic illustrations, & black-and-white diagrams by Fabio Azzali, Marco Gambarelli, Mauro Toniato and Augusto Vignali. Very good.

Reprint of a 1976 booklet in the series "Mettiamo Su Casa Insieme Identikit". Each volume in the series illustrates a different type of furniture. Designers, manufacturers, measurements and materials are listed for each item. The aim is to present simple, modern furniture without any comment or evaluation, allowing the purchasers to make their own decisions.

The text is in English. 
Price: 20.00 USD

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2 (Bulgari). Triossi, Amanda; editor TRA ETERNITA E STORIA; BULGARI / Dal 1884 al 2009 / 125 Anni di Gioielli Italiani
(Ginevra-Milano): Skira, (2009). (2009). Good 
(Ginevra-Milano): Skira, (2009).. (2009).. Good. - Quarto [11-1/4 inches square], tan cloth titled in gilt in a dust wrapper. The binding is lightly bumped with light soiling to the top corner of the rear cover. 375 pages. Profusely illustrated in color and black & white. The binding is cocked. Very good.

First edition.

Published on the occasion of an exhibition held at the Palazzo delle Esposizione in Rome from May 22 to September 13, 2009. A handsome and beautifully illustrated monograph celebrating the twenty-fifth anniversary of the world-famous jewelry brand. The text is in Italian. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 75.00 USD

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3 (Cato, Ken) CATO DESIGN
(New York): Thames and Hudson, (1995). (1995). Very good 
(New York): Thames and Hudson, (1995).. (1995).. Very good. - Quarto [10-1/4 inches square], cloth, in a dust wrapper. The covers are lightly bumped. The head & tail of the spine & the bottom edges of the covers are rubbed. The dust jacket is rubbed with the tail of the jacket spine lightly chipped. 158 & [2] pages, some of them printed on black stock. Profusely illustrated in color and black & white. Very good.

First edition.

Foreword by Massimo Vignelli. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 15.00 USD

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4 (Clark, Robert J.) ART & DESIGN IN VIENNA 1900-1930
(New York): La Boetie/Robert K. Brown Art & Books, 1972. 1972. Very good 
(New York): La Boetie/Robert K. Brown Art & Books, 1972.. 1972.. Very good. - Small quarto [8-1/4 inches high by 7-5/8 inches wide], softcover bound in decorative white wrappers. The wraps are slightly darkened along the spine. viii, [ii] & 21 pages & [1] leaf plus 24 pages of black-and-white illustrations. Also with black-and-white illustrations on the inside wraps. Very good.

Catalog for an exhibition shown at La Boetie, New York from May 23 to June 24, 1972. The introduction is by Robert J. Clark. 
Price: 12.00 USD

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5 (Cybis) CYBIS: PORCELAIN ENCHANTMENTS. The Cybis Brochure. Spring 1974. (Cover title)
(Trenton, NJ): Cybis, 1974. 1974. Very good 
(Trenton, NJ): Cybis, 1974.. 1974.. Very good. - Small quarto [approximately 8-3/4 inches high by 7-1/2 inches wide], softcover bound in printed tan wrappers. The binding is lightly soiled with a small stain to the front wrap. 16 pages. Photographic illustrations in brown & white. Very good.

In addition to listings of porcelain statuettes, one page of the brochure is devoted to "Cybis Graphics", limited portfolios of portraits of American Indians by Boleslaw Cybis. A four-page price-list is laid in. 
Price: 10.00 USD

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6 (Darley, Mark). Miller, R. Craig MODERN DESIGN IN THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART 1890-1990
New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art / Harry N. Abrams, Inc., Publishers, 1990. 1990. 0810936127 / 9780810936126 Fine 
New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art / Harry N. Abrams, Inc., Publishers, 1990.. 1990.. Fine. - Quarto [12-1/4 inches high by 10 inches high] decorative dark blue & black cloth in a dust wrapper. The dust jacket is lightly rubbed & there are 2 price-stickers on the front flap. 312 pages. Profuse photographic illustrations in color and black & white by Mark Darley. Near fine in a very good dust jacket.

First edition. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 20.00 USD

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7 (de Lasalle, Philippe). Borland, Belle M PHILIPPE DE LASALLE: His Contribution to the Textile Industry of Lyons
Chicago, IL: The University of Chicago Press, (1936). (1936). Good 
Chicago, IL: The University of Chicago Press, (1936).. (1936).. Good. - Octavo, blue cloth titled in gilt with a device in gilt on the front cover in a dust wrapper. The bottom edge of the front cover & the tail of the spine are slightly rubbed. The rear panel of the dust jacket is soiled & the head & tail of its spine are chipped. The rear flap is foxed. ix, 48 & [1] pages plus 13 black-and-white plates. Also with a black-and-white portrait frontispiece. There is light offsetting to the endpapers with a glue stain to the front endpaper. There is a small area of soiling to the verso of the title page. Good.

First edition. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 50.00 USD

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"THE GIRLS": SCREEN PRINTED WALLPAPER SAMPLE, (Denst, Jack; and Soderlund, Donald)
8 (Denst, Jack; and Soderlund, Donald) "THE GIRLS": SCREEN PRINTED WALLPAPER SAMPLE
Chicago: Denst & Soderlund, [circa 1950's]. [circa 1950's]. Very good 
Chicago: Denst & Soderlund, [circa 1950's].. [circa 1950's].. Very good. - sc Two sections of an original wallpaper sample produced by the wallpaper firm Denst & Soderland. The largest, a 60 inch high by 22 inch wide roll of the wallpaper depicts black on creamy while silhouettes of female nudes in erotic yet semi-modest poses. Six different silhouttes, each illustrated within decorative frames enhanced by vignettes of birds or floral decorations are repeated in different patterns combined with additional white on black decorative panels illustrated by cherubs, birds or floral decorations. The pattern's title and the firm's name is printed within hash marks along the left edge of the sheet: "The Girls - Designed by Denst & Doderlund, Inc. - Made in USA". "Trim Here" and Match Here" are printed within hash marks along the right side of the sheet. The edges of the rolled sheet are occasionally chipped with some tears to the top edge. A second section of the wallpaper, measuring 26-1/4 inches high by 22 inches wide, is illustrated with the same pattern. There is a short tear along the bottom edge of this section. Very good.

Denst & Soderlund was a progressive Chicago wallpaper company founded in 1947 by Jack Denst and Donald Soderlund. Both trained at The Chicago Institute of Design. The graphic artist Clarence Hawking joined the firm in 1951. Denst & Soderland collaborated with the British illustrator Roland Emett in the late 1950's. The firm is represented with their screen print wallpaper "The Broken Ladder" in the Victoria & Albert Museum. 
Price: 250.00 USD

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9 (Downs, Joseph) PENNSYLVANIA GERMAN ARTS AND CRAFTS: A Picture Book
New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1946. 1946. Good 
New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1946.. 1946.. Good. - Small quarto [10 inches high by 7-1/2 inches wide], softcover bound in pictorial tan & red wrappers. The wraps are lightly soiled & foxed with their edges slightly darkened. [28] pages, including 22 pages of black-and- white illustrations. There is occasional light foxing with small stains to the bottom inner corners of a number of leaves. There is light soiling & a tear to the top margin of 1 leaf. Good.

5,000 copies printed by the Plantin Press. 
Price: 10.00 USD

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10 (Dubreuil) A SET OF TAPESTRIES BY DUBREUIL: Episodes in the Life of Diana
(New York: John Wanamaker), circa [1924]. [1924]. Good 
(New York: John Wanamaker), circa [1924].. [1924].. Good. - Quarto [13 inches high by 9-3/4 inches wide], softcover bound into cream & green folding wrappers with light green cord. The wraps are soiled & chipped and the head & tail of the spine are torn. [14] pages, including 5 tipped-in plates presenting sepia-toned reproductions of tapestries by Dubreuil. There are glue stains to the lower inner edges of the first 2 pages & the verso of the 1st page, else the contents are very good.

A John Wannamaker catalog listing these tapestries for sale. A previous owner has noted a reduction in price in blue pencil on the first page and has made notes on the provenance of the catalog on the rear blank. A listing of other tapestries for sale on the last page has been crossed out.

Rare. First Edition. 
Price: 125.00 USD

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11 (Hubbard, Elbert). (Brady, Nancy Hubbard; editor) THE BOOK OF THE ROYCROFTERS: Being a Catalog of Copper, Leather and Books. A Facsimile of two catalogs 1919 -- 1926
East Aurora, NY: House of Hubbard, (1977). (1977). Fine 
East Aurora, NY: House of Hubbard, (1977).. (1977).. Fine. - Oblong quarto [8-1/4 inches high by 11 inches wide], softcover bound in decorative tan & orange wrappers. The wraps are very slightly bumped with 2 tiny areas of soiling to the front wrap. 82 pages. Profuse black-and- white illustrations. Near fine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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12 (Iwamiya, Takeji); Yoshida, Mitsukuni; editor FORMS, TEXTURES, IMAGES: Traditional Japanese Craftsmanship in Everyday Life. A photo essay by Takeji Iwamiya / edited, with an introduction, by Mitsukuni Yoshida / with an appreciation by Richard L. Gage
New York/Tokyo: Weatherhill / Kyoto: Tankosha, (1982). (1982). Fine 
New York/Tokyo: Weatherhill / Kyoto: Tankosha, (1982).. (1982).. Fine. - Quarto [14-1/2 inches high by 10-1 /2 inches wide], red buckram titled in gilt on the spine with a device stamped in gilt on the spine, in a dust wrapper. The dust jacket is lightly rubbed with a tiny stain to the front panel. 303 & [1] pages. Profuse black-and-white & color photographic illustrations by Takeji Iwamiya. Near fine.

Second printing. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 75.00 USD

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13 (MacKenzie, Warren). Lewis, David WARREN MACKENZIE: An American Potter
Tokyo/New York/London: Kodansha International, (1991). (1991). 4770015283 / 9784770015280 Very good Signed
Tokyo/New York/London: Kodansha International, (1991).. (1991).. Very good. SIGNED BY WARREN MACKENZIE - Quarto [approximately 12 inches high by 9-1/4 inches wide], light teal cloth titled in gilt in a dust wrapper. The binding is very slightly bumped. 191 & [1] pages. Profuse photographic illustrations in color and black & white by Peter Lee. Near fine.

First edition.

Signed in full by Warren Mackenzie on the front endpaper in the year of publication.

With an afterword by Japanese potter Tatsuzo Shimaoka. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 75.00 USD

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14 (Mann, John; and Stephen, Felicity) CHINESE WORKS OF ART 2008
London: A & J Speelman, (2008). (2008). Fine 
London: A & J Speelman, (2008).. (2008).. Fine. - Folio, 12-3/4 inches high by 9-3/4 inches wide. Orange cloth titled in gilt on the front cover and the spine, in a color pictorial black dust wrapper. The dust jacket is slightly rubbed with a minor crease to the tail of the jacket's spine. 155 & [i] pages, with profuse color illustrations from photographs by Heini Schneebeli. Near fine.

Published in conjunction with an exhibition at the A & J Speelman gallery as part of the "Asian Art in London" event. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 35.00 USD

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15 (Meissonnier, Juste-Aurele). Nyberg, Dorothea THE KINGSTON TUREENS Which will be sold at Auction by Christie's (International) S.A....On Tuesday, November 8, 1977
Geneva: Christie's (International) S.A., 1977. 1977. Good 
Geneva: Christie's (International) S.A., 1977.. 1977.. Good. - Small quarto [9-5/8 inches high by 7-3/8 inches wide], dark blue cloth titled in gilt. . Unpaginated. 2 full-page color illustrations & numerous illustrations in black & white. The binding is cracked. Good.

Catalog for an auction held at the Hotel Richemond, Geneva in November 1977. The text includes a foreword by Dorothea Nyberg and a biographical note on the Duke of Kingston-on-Hull, the British owner of the tureens, and the subsequent owners, as well as descriptions of the items being auctioned. 
Price: 10.00 USD

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16 (Morris, William). Parry, Linda WILLIAM MORRIS AND THE ARTS AND CRAFTS MOVEMENT: A Design Source Book
New York: Portland House, (1989). (1989). 0517692600 / 9780517692608 Very good 
New York: Portland House, (1989).. (1989).. Very good. - Quarto [13-1/4 inches high by 9-1/4 inches wide], purple cloth in a dust wrapper. The corners of the covers are very slightly rubbed & there is a price-sticker on the front flap of the dust wrapper. 22 pages and 100 pages of color illustrations with captions on the facing pages. Near fine.

First edition.

With an essay on the Textiles of the American Arts and Crafts Movement by Gillian Moss of the Cooper-Hewitt Museum, New York City. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 20.00 USD

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17 (Nordiska Museet) GUSTAVIANSK STIL: I DESS TIDIGARE FORM. Ett Urval av Foremal fran Nordiska Museets Avdelning for de Hogre Standen
Stockholm: Nordiska Museets Forlag, 1926. 1926. Very good 
Stockholm: Nordiska Museets Forlag, 1926.. 1926.. Very good. - Large octavo, soft cover bound in stiff paper tan wraps with a printed paper label on the front wrap. The wraps are soiled & darkened around the edges with a few stains & light spotting to the rear wrap. The label is lightly soiled. There is a handwritten title on the spine & its head & tail are torn. 71 pages. Black-and-white illustrations. The backstrip is detached from the text block, else the contents are very good.

The text is in Swedish. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 25.00 USD

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18 (Rice, Brian; and Evans, Tony) THE ENGLISH SUNRISE
Flash Books, 1973. 1973. Very good 
Flash Books, 1973.. 1973.. Very good. - Square octavo, white pictorial wraps. The wraps are soiled & darkened with the corners lightly creased. The spine is darkened with a stain to the mid-section & the adjacent edges of the wraps. 4 pp. & 76 full-page color illustrations from photographs by Tony Evans. The contents are very good.

A charming book illustrating the use of the "sunrise" motif in English architecture and decorative arts--everything from gates and windows to signage, tea cosies, purses and electric stoves. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 15.00 USD

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19 (Rookwood Pottery) ROOKWOOD POTTERY CINCINNATI
(Cincinnati: Printed by the Press of the Procter & Collier Co.), circa [1894]. [1894]. Fair 
(Cincinnati: Printed by the Press of the Procter & Collier Co.), circa [1894].. [1894].. Fair. - Small quarto [6-5/8 inches high by 5-3/8 inches wide], softcover bound in pictorial wrappers designed by W. P. McDonald. The binding is rubbed, bumped & lightly soiled. There are tiny chips to the surface of the front wrap with small pieces out of its corners. The text block is detached from the wrappers. 32 pages. Illustrated in black & white with a pictorial title by A. R. Valentien and with samples of pottery and potters' marks. There is a small piece out of the bottom corner of the half-title & title and there are tiny tears to the front edges of the last 3 leaves. Good working copy.

A promotional brochure from Rookwood Pottery of Cincinnati.

Rare. 
Price: 50.00 USD

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20 (Tiffany, Louis Comfort). Frelinghuysen, Alice Cooney LOUIS COMFORT TIFFANY AND LAURELTON HALL: An Artist's Country Estate. With contributions by Elizabeth Hutchinson, Julia Meech, Jennifer Perry Thalheimer, Barbara Veith and Richard Guy Wilson
New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art / New Haven and London: Yale University Press, (2006). (2006). 0300117876 / 9780300117875 Fine 
New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art / New Haven and London: Yale University Press, (2006).. (2006).. Fine. - Quarto [12-1/4 inches high by 9-1/4 inches wide], light teal cloth in a dust wrapper. xiii & 262 pages. Profusely illustrated in color and black & white. Fine. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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