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The House and Home, A Practical Book - Vols. I & II

By: Abbott, Lyman, Dr.; L.W. Betts; Elizabeth Bisland; H.C. Candee; ]et al]

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1896

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004485


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 ar... View more info

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The Craftsman in America

By: Anderson, Clay; [et al.]

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Washiington, D.C., National Geographic Society: 1975

Seller ID: 002369


200 pages; thoroughly illustrated in color. An appreciation for the artists commonly called craftsmen. They work with wood, metal, glass, fiber, clay, etc. View more info

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Community Murals: The People's Art

By: Barnett, Alan W.

Price: $95.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, The Art Alliance Press: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001610


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. View more info

Image for 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

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

By: Barzun, Henri Martin

Price: $600.00

Publisher: Henri Martin Barzun: 1960

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed by the author

Seller ID: 004572


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, ... View more info

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Modern Art and Society: An Anthololgy of Social and Multicultural Readings

By: Berger, Maurice

Price: $13.00

Publisher: New York, HarperCollins Publishers (harper collins): 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002132


310 pagesb&w illustrations. 15 essays from such as Cornel West; Linda Nochlin; Henry Louis Gates, Jr.; Ann Gibson. Clean and tight, nearly fine. View more info

Image for China: The Land, the Cities, the People, the Culture, the Present

China: The Land, the Cities, the People, the Culture, the Present

By: Bernstein, Richard; Nigel Cameron;; David Bonavia; [et al].

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Exeter: 1982

Seller ID: 001782


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. View more info

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Cultural Atlas of the Renaissance

By: Black, C.F.; Mark Greengrass; David Howarth; [et al.]

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Prentice Hall: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001999


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. View more info

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City of Promise: Aspects of Jewish Life in New York 1654-1970

By: Black, Mary

Price: $25.00

Publisher: The New-York Historical Society:

Seller ID: 003927


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. View more info

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The Maya Civilization

By: Brainerd, George

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, Southwest Museum: 1954

Seller ID: 000305


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.) View more info

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North of the Danube

By: Caldwell, Erskine; Margaret Bourke-White

Price: $150.00

Publisher: New York, The Viking Press: 1939

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002338


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. View more info

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Don't Worry, Make Money: Spiritual and Practical Ways to Create Abundance and More Fun in Your Life

By: Carlson, Richard, Ph.D.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York, Hyperion: 1997

Edition: Stated first edition

Seller ID: 004942


223 pages. Strategies for organizing life and making good choices. Clean throughout; tight binding. View more info

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They Wrote on Clay: The Babylonian Tablets Speak Today

By: Chiera, Edward; George G. Cameron (Edited by)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Chicago, The University of Chicago Press: 1938

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004380


235 pages; b&w illustrations throughout.; endpaper maps. Decyphering the written languages of the ancient Mesopotamian people. Clean throughout; tight binding. View more info

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Harem: The World Behind the Veil

By: Croutier, Alev Lytle

Price: $13.00

Publisher: New York, Abbeville: 1989

Seller ID: 001801


224 pages; illustrated throughout in color and in b&w. View more info

Image for To Change the Church: Pope Francis and the Future of Catholicism

To Change the Church: Pope Francis and the Future of Catholicism

By: Douthat, Ross

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Simon & Schuster: 2018

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004983


234 pages. Liberal or conservative. Orthodoxy or change. Clean throughout; tight binding. View more info

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Japanese Arts and the Tea Ceremony

By: Hayashiya, Tatsusaburo; Masao Nakamura; Seizo Hayashiya; (Joseph P. Macadam, translated and adapted by)

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York / Tokyo, Weatherhill / Heibonsha: 1980

Edition: First English Edition, Second Printing

Seller ID: 003890


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. View more info

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The World of Hogarth: Lichtenberg's Commentaries on Hogarth's Engravings

By: Herdan, Innes and Gustav (translated from the German and introduction)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Cambridge, The Riverside Press: 1966

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 002247


297 pages; 26 b&w full-page illustrations. "A Harlot's Progress"; "Marriage-à-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. View more info

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Cities and Civilizations

By: Hibbert, Christopher

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Weidenfeld and Nicolson: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001337


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. View more info

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The Civilization of Ancient Egypt

By: Johnson, Paul

Price: $18.00

Publisher: New York, Atheneum: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001696


240 pages. Well illustrated in color and in b&w, including the Hieroglyphic alphabet, Determinatives, heiroglyphs for Numerals, Weights and Measures, and Pharaohs. View more info

Image for Revivals ! Diverse Traditions, 1920-1945: The History of Twentieth-Century American Craft

Revivals ! Diverse Traditions, 1920-1945: The History of Twentieth-Century American Craft

By: Kardon, Janet (Editor); essays by Ralph T. Coe, Harvey Green, Janet Kardon, Jane Kessler [et al]

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New Y1994, Harry N. Abrams, Inc.: 1994

Seller ID: 004720


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. View more info

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The Edo Culture in Japanese Prints

By: Lee, George; et al

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Yale University Art Gallery: 1972

Seller ID: 000135


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. View more info