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1 Abbott, Lyman, Dr.; L.W. Betts; Elizabeth Bisland; H.C. Candee; ]et al] The House and Home, A Practical Book - Vols. I & II
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1896 no First Edition Cloth Good No Jacket Ex Libris 8vo 
pp. 400; 397. 400 illustrations, color and b&w. Two volumes that aspire to cover all knowledge an adult may need for the beginning of the twentieth century: home; social life; garden; dress; education; books and reading; house building; furnishing; rugs; hygeine; housekeeping; children; china; occupations; outside opportunities; business affairs. Chapter One is "Occupations for Women" of which of which Art, Architect; Physician, Lawyer, Dressmaking, the Stage are some that are considered. Clean text block; tissue guards on most color illustrations; tight binding. Removal of bookplates on the front pastedown has left scars on each; "The Property of ..." stamp on the front free endpaper, the back pastedown, a page margin of each. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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The Craftsman in America, Anderson, Clay; [et al.]
2 Anderson, Clay; [et al.] The Craftsman in America
Washiington, D.C. National Geographic Society 1975 0-87044-176-0 / 9780870441769 Cloth Very Good Very Good 4to 
200 pages; thoroughly illustrated in color. An appreciation for the artists commonly called craftsmen. They work with wood, metal, glass, fiber, clay, etc. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Community Murals: The People's Art, Barnett, Alan W.
3 Barnett, Alan W. Community Murals: The People's Art
Philadelphia The Art Alliance Press 1984 0-87982-030-6 / 9780879820305 First Edition Cloth Fine Good Folio 
516 pages; numerous illustrations in color and in b&w. A history and a study of the urban wall art that emerged in the 1960s. The study includes the artists' social expressions as well as its place in the broad history of art. The jacket is rubbed on its face and torn at the head of the spine with a small loss of material on the back panel. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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Orpheus, Modern Culture and the 1913 Renaissance [ Painting & Sculpture, Architecture & Crafts, Music-The Novel, Poetry & Drama, Cinema-Radio-TV, Education-History] A Panoramic Survey, Commemorative Edition-1960, Barzun, Henri Martin
4 Barzun, Henri Martin Orpheus, Modern Culture and the 1913 Renaissance [ Painting & Sculpture, Architecture & Crafts, Music-The Novel, Poetry & Drama, Cinema-Radio-TV, Education-History] A Panoramic Survey, Commemorative Edition-1960
Henri Martin Barzun 1960 no First Edition Printed Wrapper (softcover) Very Good 11" x 8 1/2" Inscribed by the author
148 pages. Dr. Barzun was a poet and a founder-director of arts groups in France and the United States. Here he offers analysis and opinion on the several areas mentioned within the title. Orpheus. "As a Commemorative Book not meant for the public, it also intends to express the author's indebtedness and gratitude to the Institutions which sponsored his cultural labors in France and America over the years, as well as the many co-workers, artists, writers, educators, critics and patrons, whose invaluable contributions are gathered or recorded in the very pages of the Survey. To all of them, this Complimentary First Edition, privately printed, is collectively dedicated and individually inscribed as a personal token of my lasting appreciation." Inscribed to a New York artist; laid-in is a signed note on a 3x5 card to the same artist; 2 type-written sheets explain the book. Clean throughout within; wrappers darkened and lightly soiled; tight binding 
Price: 600.00 USD
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Modern Art and Society: An Anthololgy of Social and Multicultural Readings, Berger, Maurice
5 Berger, Maurice Modern Art and Society: An Anthololgy of Social and Multicultural Readings
New York HarperCollins Publishers (harper collins) 1994 0-06-4302288 / 9780064302289 First Edition Pictorial Wrapper (softcover) Very Good 8vo 
310 pagesb&w illustrations. 15 essays from such as Cornel West; Linda Nochlin; Henry Louis Gates, Jr.; Ann Gibson. Clean and tight, nearly fine. 
Price: 13.00 USD
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China: The Land, the Cities, the People, the Culture, the Present, Bernstein, Richard; Nigel Cameron;; David Bonavia; [et al].
6 Bernstein, Richard; Nigel Cameron;; David Bonavia; [et al]. China: The Land, the Cities, the People, the Culture, the Present
New York Exeter 1982 0-89673-106-5 / 9780896731066 Hard Cover - Paper Boards Very Good Fine Folio 
382 pages; illustrated throughout with color photography. Ten essays by ten authors with intimate familiarity of the "new" China. Essays cover such as, tourism, minorities, sports, politics, cookery. Book and jacket are nearly fine save for a small gift inscription on the half-title page. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Cultural Atlas of the Renaissance, Black, C.F.; Mark Greengrass; David Howarth; [et al.]
7 Black, C.F.; Mark Greengrass; David Howarth; [et al.] Cultural Atlas of the Renaissance
New York Prentice Hall 1993 0-671-86523-4 / 9780671865238 First Edition Cloth Fine Fine 4to 
240 pages; densely illustrated in color with photographs, artworks, maps. Not ignoring the art, the book aims to inform about the social, political and intellectual environment of the time. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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City of Promise: Aspects of Jewish Life in New York 1654-1970, Black, Mary
8 Black, Mary City of Promise: Aspects of Jewish Life in New York 1654-1970
The New-York Historical Society no Pictorial Wrapper (softcover) Very Good Exhibition Catalogue Folio 
c. 1970. 48 pages; more than 50 b&w and color illustrations. There are 322 catalgued items. Sponsored by the Central Synagogue to Commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Laying of its Cornerstone. Clean throughout; small tape repair to the head of the spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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The Maya Civilization, Brainerd, George
9 Brainerd, George The Maya Civilization
Los Angeles Southwest Museum 1954 Cloth Good No Jacket 8vo 
93 pages; b&w illustrations; foldout maps of Mesoamerican archeological sites and a perspective drawing of the monument at Tikal. Previous owner's name on front pastedown; ghost of blue pencil writing on the front free endpaper ( about 1 sq. in.) 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Old Creole Days, Cable, George W.
10 Cable, George W. Old Creole Days
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1897 no Cloth Fair No Jacket 10" x 6 3/4" Albert Herter 
234 pages; numerous illustrations, many with tissue guards Pages clean throughout. Front hinge loose; paper cracked at the back hinge. Boards are heavily rubbed, color gone. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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North of the Danube, Caldwell, Erskine; Margaret Bourke-White
11 Caldwell, Erskine; Margaret Bourke-White North of the Danube
New York The Viking Press 1939 First Edition Cloth Very Good No Jacket 8vo 
128 pages; b&w photo reproductions. In 1939, a tour through Czechoslovakia, east to west, stopping along the way breaking bread with locals, conversing with them, understanding the threat of Germany, observing and taking pictures. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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They Wrote on Clay: The Babylonian Tablets Speak Today, Chiera, Edward; George G. Cameron (Edited by)
12 Chiera, Edward; George G. Cameron (Edited by) They Wrote on Clay: The Babylonian Tablets Speak Today
Chicago The University of Chicago Press 1938 no First Edition Cloth Very Good No Jacket 8vo 
235 pages; b&w illustrations throughout.; endpaper maps. Decyphering the written languages of the ancient Mesopotamian people. Clean throughout; tight binding. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Harem: The World Behind the Veil, Croutier, Alev Lytle
13 Croutier, Alev Lytle Harem: The World Behind the Veil
New York Abbeville 1989 1-55859-159-1 / 9781558591592 Pictorial Wrapper (softcover) Fine 4to 
224 pages; illustrated throughout in color and in b&w. 
Price: 13.00 USD
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Japanese Arts and the Tea Ceremony, Hayashiya, Tatsusaburo; Masao Nakamura; Seizo Hayashiya; (Joseph P. Macadam, translated and adapted by)
14 Hayashiya, Tatsusaburo; Masao Nakamura; Seizo Hayashiya; (Joseph P. Macadam, translated and adapted by) Japanese Arts and the Tea Ceremony
New York / Tokyo Weatherhill / Heibonsha 1980 0834810255 / 9780834810259 First English Edition, Second Printing Decorated paper-covered boards Very Good Very Good 9"x 7 
186 pages; 200 illustrations color and b&w; 3 foldouts. Foldouts 1 and 2 are the verso and recto of the same sheet; foldout 3 is a stand-up model of a teahouse, which may be removed and assembled though it would destroy the book. Volume 15 of The Heibonsha Survey of Japanese Art. Light foxing to the top edge; clean throughout; both book and jacket are nearly fine. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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The World of Hogarth: Lichtenberg's Commentaries on Hogarth's Engravings, Herdan, Innes and Gustav (translated from the German and introduction)
15 Herdan, Innes and Gustav (translated from the German and introduction) The World of Hogarth: Lichtenberg's Commentaries on Hogarth's Engravings
Cambridge The Riverside Press 1966 First Printing Cloth Very Good No Jacket 8vo 
297 pages; 26 b&w full-page illustrations. "A Harlot's Progress"; "Marriage--la-Mode": "Strolling Actresses Dressing in a Barn"; "A Midnight Modern Conversation or The Bacchanalians"; "A Rake's Progress"; "The Four Times of the Day". Boards lightlly soiled; clean within; tight binding. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Cities and Civilizations, Hibbert, Christopher
16 Hibbert, Christopher Cities and Civilizations
New York Weidenfeld and Nicolson 1986 1-55584-017-5 / 9781555840174 First Edition Cloth Fine Fine 4to 
256 pages; 35 color and 170 b&w illustrations. The Ancient City; The Developing City; The Modern City: this is Hibbert's general outline. Recommended. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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The Civilization of Ancient Egypt, Johnson, Paul
17 Johnson, Paul The Civilization of Ancient Egypt
New York Atheneum 1978 0-689-10921-0 / 9780689109218 First Edition Cloth Fine Very Good 4to 
240 pages. Well illustrated in color and in b&w, including the Hieroglyphic alphabet, Determinatives, heiroglyphs for Numerals, Weights and Measures, and Pharaohs. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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Revivals ! Diverse Traditions, 1920-1945: The History of Twentieth-Century American Craft, Kardon, Janet (Editor); essays by Ralph T. Coe,  Harvey Green, Janet Kardon, Jane Kessler [et al]
18 Kardon, Janet (Editor); essays by Ralph T. Coe, Harvey Green, Janet Kardon, Jane Kessler [et al] Revivals ! Diverse Traditions, 1920-1945: The History of Twentieth-Century American Craft
New Y1994 Harry N. Abrams, Inc. 1994 0810919559 / 9780810919556 Embossed Cloth Boards Fine Fine Exhibition Catalogue 11 1/2" x 8 3/4" 
303 pages; 275 illustrations, 98 color. An enormous range of crafts: African-American quilts, baskets, pottery; Hispanic shrines, painted chests, lacework, textiles; Appalachain pottery, baskets, coverlets, love seats, pewter bowls, earthenware jugs; Native American jewelry and beadwork; Colonial Revival furniture, glass silver, ironwork. Clean throughout; tight binding. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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The Edo Culture in Japanese Prints, Lee, George; et al
19 Lee, George; et al The Edo Culture in Japanese Prints
Yale University Art Gallery 1972 Pictorial Wrapper (softcover) Very Good. Exhibition Catalogue 4to 
46 pages; 14 black and white reproductions representing over 75 prints in the exhibition. Under the Tokugawa shoguns, Edo (Tokyo) became the world's most populous city; a place of power, commerce, and pleasure. These prints span about a century, from Masunobu and Harunobu of the mid-18th century, to Hokusai and Hiroshige of the mid-19th century; from views of the city to its actors and beautiful women. Glossary of terms. 
Price: 16.00 USD
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Ancient Egyptian Materials & Industries, Lucas, A.
20 Lucas, A. Ancient Egyptian Materials & Industries
London Edward Arnold & Co. 1948 no Third Edition Cloth library binding Very Good No Jacket 8vo 
570 pages. Materials or goods used in evryday household life as well as in industries or the workaday life: beeswax, clay, gum, natron, salt, beer, wine, feathers, hair, gut, parchment; dozens more. Ex-museum library: numbers on spine; small withdrawn stamp on title page; orange cloth library binding. Otherwise, clean throughout, tight binding. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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