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1 Catherine the Great
St. Petersburg, Russia 2010 First Edition Decorative Cloth Fine Issued Without Jacket Book 
152-page exhibtion catalogue with text in Russian, with brief historical notes and catalogue annotations in English. Must have been a blockbuster, as the exhibition included paintings, prints, drawings, costume, jewelry, decorative objects, medals, and sculpture. Most of the 189 plates are in color. Fine decorative hardcover binding with light bump to lower front corner. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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2 Furniture By Architects: Contemporary Chairs, Tables and Lamps
Cambridge MA Hayden Gallery, MIT 1981 First Edition Wraps As Issued Fine Issued Without Jacket Book 
44-page exhibition catalogue for a show mounted May 16-June 28, 1981. In addition to the expected--Frank Gehry's chairs, Robert Graves's table, and Richard Meier's chair for the Guggenheim--there are the unexpected: pieces by Emilio Ambasz, Elizabeth Diller (who is photographed sitting on/in hers), James Evanson, Craig HOdgetts, Arata Isozaki, Mike Lance, Rodolfo Machado, Vico Magistretti, Robert Mangurian, Gaetano Pesce, Jorge Silvetti, Stanley Tigerman, Billie Tisien, and Tod Williams. In Fine condition. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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3 Baer, Winifred and H. Walter Lack Pflanzen Aug Porzellan
Berlin, Germany 1979 First Edition Stiff Wraps As Issued Near-Fine Issued Without Jacket Book 
Exhibition catalogue, "Pflanzen auf Porzellan Ausstellung zum 300jahrigen Bestehen des Botanischen Gartens Berlin. Text in German. Many black & white plates, with a few in color. Includes items by Sevres, Flora Danica, Belgian porcelain; items decorated by Redoute; one of Empress Josephine's dessert services. Fascinating reference. In near-Fine condition with light wear to the corners. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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4 Culme, John English Silver: The Jerome and Rita Gans Collection (I and II)
Richmond VA Virginia Museum of Fine Arts 1999 First Edition Folded Wraps Fine Issued Without Jacket Book 
The Addendum (I) is a 64-page catalogue, with excellent scholarly text, fully illustrated with black and white and color plates, including details. plus a bibliography and good index. Addendum II, issued in 2001, is an 8 page brochure focused on a silver-gilt rosewater dish and a pair of ewers, fully illustrated, with full documentation including provenance. Both are fine in wraps as issued. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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5 Graham, F. Lanier Hector Guimard
New York Museum of Modern Art 1970 First Edition Ilustrated Wraps Near-Fine Issued Without Jacket Book 
36-page catalogue for an exhibition held at MoMA March 10-May 10, 1970, and thereafter at the California Palace in San Francisco, the Art Gallery of Ontario, and the Musee des Arts Decoratifs in Paris. Illustrated with 37 black and white plates ranging from architecture through stair railings through perfume flasks to radiator grills. Delicious. Near-Fine in wraps with lightly toned pages. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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6 Johnson, Stewart Eileen Gray: Designer 1879-1976
London Debrett 1979 First Edition Stiff Wraps As Issued Fine Issued Without Jacket Book 
68-page catalogue for an exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, featuring not only her furniture and interiors, but her architectural models as well. Fine in stiff wraps. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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7 Johnston, Phillip M. Catalogue of American Silver: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Cleveland OH Cleveland Museum of Art/Indiana University Press 1994 First Edition Stiff Wraps As Issued Fine Issued Without Jacket Book 
180-page catalogue of works in the Cleveland Museum's stunning collection. Replete with black and white plates, supporting material including a index of silversmiths, and introductory text. But it is in the captions that the real value lies: each piece is placed in its context and described meticulously, plus the mark is shown in inset. An invaluable piece of scholarship that belongs on every collector's shelf. Fine in stiff wraps as issued. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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8 None Important Paperweights
New York Sotheby's 1987 First Edition Stiff Wraps Fine Issued Without Jacket Book 
Auction catalogue for a sale held June 25, 1987, featuring paperweights from the collection of the late Ralph S. Johns and other collectors. 169 lots in all; 29 weights shown in color, and many others in black and white. E-mail if you have specific questions about the lots. No faults, just light wear from handling. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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9 None Retrospective Louis Cartier: Masterworks of Art Deco
West Palm Beach, Florida Norton Gallery & School of Art 1982 First Edition Wraps Very Good+ Issued Without Jacket Book 
124 items pictured and annotated in detail, some in color. Laid in are two xerox pages of additional pieces, dated 1985, on the letterhead of Norton Gallery and School of Art in West Palm Beach, Florida, numbering 125 through 165 (not illustrated), with each piece briefly described and dated. Very Good+ with some light wear to edges and corners, faint soiling to covers, and the pages of the addenda toned and roughened. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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10 None Walt Disney World One-Of-A-Kind Doll & Teddy Bear Auction
Orlando Florida Walt Disney World 1990 First Edition Paper Fine Issued Without Jacket Book 
16-page brochure and catalogue for an auction to be held November 30,1990, with a letter from the Epcot Center Merchandise Manager laid in. Illustrated with 50 color plates, with the object described but no auction estimates given. Doll designers include Avigail Brahms, Beth Cameron, Van Craig, Edna Dali, June Goodnow, Rolanda Heimer, Renate Hornung, Anne Mitrani, Marilyn Tadzat, and Carol Trobe. Fine condition. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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11 Palliser, Mrs. Bury [Fanney Marryat] History of Lace [4th rev and Enl edition]
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1911 4th Edition Revised Enlarged Hardcover Very Good to Near-Fine Issued Without Jacket Book 
Edited by M. Jourdain and Alice Dryden, this was the first major revision and enlargement of what was a classic in 1911. 536 pages, covers all of Europe (and Russia) in great detail, with very good index. Illustrated with 266 plates. As a kind of bonus, a four-page catalogue from the firm of Sara Hadley: Laces Antique and Modern (of 9 E. 35th Street, New York), probably dating from the 20s or 30s illustrated with 8 black and white plates. In Very Good to near-Fine condition, with faint soiling to light covers, light wear to edges and ends, and still-bright gilt to page edges all around. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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12 Parke-Bernet Galleries Collection of Madame Lucienne Fribourg: Furniture and Works of Art
New York Parke-Bernet Galleries 1969 First Edition Hardcover Very Good++ Near-Very Good Book 
Madame was fond of Louis XVI and the Empire. Profusely illustrated with photographs. Very Good++ hardcover binding in near-Very Good jacket with small chips to spine ends, closed tear to lower front edge, and slight soiling to white ground of rear panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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13 Reynolds, Graham English Portrait Miniatures (Revised Edition)
Cambridge Cambridge University Press 1988 First Edition Stiff Illustrated Wraps Near-Fine Issued Without Jacket Book 
192-page history of the art form, with nearly 20 color plates and many more in black and white. Both scholarly and readable, with selected bibliography and good index. Near-Fine with light soiling to bottom page edges and lower corner. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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14 Samuel Kirk & Son Samuel Kirk and Son: American Silver Craftsmen Since 1815
Unknown Unknown 1972 First Edition Wraps As Issued Near-Fine Issued Without Jacket Book 
32-page catalogue for an exhibition that traveled throughout the US, including Baltimore, Shreveport, and the midwest. No publisher is noted on this copy, but there is an introduction by Beatrix T. Rumford of the Chicago Historical Society, and the Kirk company was based in Baltimore, MD. Twenty-seven black and white plates, plus full catalogue. An important resource for the American silver collector or archivist. Near-Fine in wraps with light wear and creasing to the corners. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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15 Sheraton, Thomas The Cabinet-Maker and Upholsterer's Drawing-Book
Mineola NY Dover Press 1972 Reprint Soft cover Near-Fine Issued Without Jacket Book 
The 1972 Dover reprint of Sheraton's 1793 publication. Wonderful plates illustrating everything possible, including a pulpit. This copy in soft cover, as is usual with Dover, and solidly made; previous owner's bookplate and book number to first free endpaper and lower spine. Light wear to edges. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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16 Sinkler, John P. B. The Naomi Wood Collection: An Illustration of Household Gear During the Colonial Years
Philadelphia PA 1950 First Edition, 3rd Printing Soft cover About Very Good Issued Without Jacket Book 
A tour of the Woodford Mansion in Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, as it looked in 1950. Black and white photographs, mostly of the interior, give a good clear look at the period furniture and decorations inside the Mansion. About Very Good condition, with wear to spine ends, edges, and corners, front cover corners and leading edge moderately creased. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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17 Sollo Rago John Sollo and David Rago Present a 20th Century Modern Weekend, 12,13 April 2008
Lambertville NJ Sollo Rago 2008 First Edition Stiff Wraps Fine Issued Without Jacket Book 
474 pages; showing and describing nearly 900 lots of furniture, decorative objects, ceramics, folk art, paintings, and more. An eye-opening snapshot of what constitutes "20th century modern". Fine in stiff wraps. Price includes Media Mail within the US. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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18 Sunderland Arts Centre British Studio Glass
London Sunderland Arts Centre 1984 First Edition Stiff Wraps As Issued Fine Issued Without Jacket Book 
Catalogue from a Sunderland Arts Centre Traveling Exhibition, 1983-4. 74 pages, with cover and 12 additional plates in color; the rest in black and white. Good introductory essay, and portraits of the artists at work, plus brief biographies, lists of solo and group exhibitions, and works in public collections. Fine condition in stiff wraps as issued. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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19 Unknown World Contemporary Crafts Exhibition: Scandinavian Crafts
Tokyo, Japan National Museum of Modern Art 1978 First Edition Stiff Wraps As Issued Fine Issued Without Jacket Book 
Unpaginated, large catalogue with text in Japanese and English, and more than 300 plates, some in color. Organized by country and medium, with artists' biographies and a bibliography. A very useful reference. Fine in stiff wraps as issued. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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20 Various Album d'Autels, Chaires et Retables d'Espagne
Barcelona, Spain Librairie Parera 1912 Unknown Boards Fair Issued Without Jacket Book 
Collection of 69 plates of altars and other religious "furniture" found in Spain. Wonderful resource, as much of this material has no doubt disappeared. This is a fair copy only: the boards are corn to edges and corners and detached; only about half of the spine covering remains; the title and contents pages are detached. Otherwise, the text block is solid and the plates unharmed. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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