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Category: All Categories: Antiques and Collectibles: Antiques: Rare Books on Antiques
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Aronson, Dave  
Delft, 31e Oude Kunst en Antiekbeurs : Delft, 31st Antiques and Art Fair at the Het Prinsenhof Museum of Delft, 1979

Publisher: Het Prinsenhof Museum; Delft, Netherlands: 1979.
Very Good+ with no dust jacket Hardcover 181 pages; 8vo (9.75") 25 cm; Text in DUTCH. Color illustrated boards, 9 pages of local ads in rear, 180 exquisite antique works of art pictured and described, of which about 60 are in full color. Glossy throughout. ; Includes paintings, porcelain, furniture, statuary, gold and gem-encrusted jewelry, etc. ; Several small chips to board along lower front joint. Otherwise only minor shelfwear. ; 2 items laid in: 1) glossy flyer for Le Chevalier restaurant, in English and Dutch, chipped and foxed along upper edge. 2) small handwritten receipt for 2 potje (small pots) in Dutch, dated 1979.

Appr.: | AUD 34.72 CAD 33.33 EUR 23.47 GBP 16.50 JPY 2,500.00 MXN 416.67 ZAR 357.14 

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Becker, Lynn, and Bill Andrews  
Replicars, Becker's Miniature Autos, Catalogs, Catalog Supplements, and New Arrivals Bulletins : 1967-1970

Publisher: Lynn Becker/Replicars; La Mirada, Calif:.
Near Fine Softcover 4to (11.5") 30 cm; About 100 pages, each neatly hole-punched and placed in looseleaf binder by subscriber. Almost no illustrations. ; Monthly newsletters 1967-1970 'for miniature auto enthusiasts' from major California toy car dealer, with info on new items and new lines, price guides for collectible toys, etc. Also included are several original invoices, some vintage coupons, and several 1-pg monthly catalogs from Marque Products, Newport Beach, Calif, dated March-October 1972. ; This lot is from collection of Peter Foss, founder and former president, Toy Car Collectors Club. ; A few items have minor margin marks. Each item has original mailing address label, as issued. One bulletin is missing a small amount of text where postage stamp was clipped, otherwise everything intact. Looseleaf in VG condition, light wear, all moving parts work perfectly.

Appr.: | AUD 27.78 CAD 26.67 EUR 18.78 GBP 13.20 JPY 2,000.00 MXN 333.33 ZAR 285.71 

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Brearley, Harry C. Illustrated by: Illustrated by Lejaren a'Hiller  
Time Telling Though the Ages

Publisher: Doubleday, Page & Company; N. Y. : 1919.
Very Good with no dust jacket Hardcover 294 pages; 8vo (9.5") 25 cm; Tan cloth over spine, tan title label, dark green laid paper over boards, laid pages throughout, appendix describing how typical watch works, bibliography, chronology, list of well-known watch collections, glossary, 76 b/w diagrams in text, 24 b/w plates with captions on tissue guards. ; History of sundials, clocks, watches, clock and watchmakers, etc. ; Research contributed by Katherine Morrissey Dodge. Photos by Lejaren a'Hiller. Art direction and book designed by Walter D. Teague. Prepared under direction of Brearley Service Organization. Published by Doubleday, Page & Company, for Robert H. Ingersoll & Brother, makers of the famous Dollar Watch, in honor of their 25th anniversary, 1919. ; Moderate wear to extremities. Title label is sunned but quite readable. Endpaper split along front joint but binding intact. ; Photographs

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Duncan, Alastair.  
Tiffany at Auction.

Publisher: New York: Rizzoli, 1981..
First Edition ISBN: 0847803791 Oblong quarto, about 11.25 inches (28 cm) wide, in brown cloth stamped in gilt and blind. 348 pages illustrated by photographs, some in color. The prices realized sheet from Christie's auction of 414 items is laid in. A very nice copy of the most illusive of the major books on Tiffany. Published at the end of a very important period in the Tiffany market, over 1000 illustrations picturing all types of major pieces that had been auctioned during the previous four years. The book is clean, bright, unmarked but for the remains of a bookseller sticker on the front endpaper at the gutter. There is very light edge wear as well. The jacket is complete and unfaded but with light edge wear, minor abrasions at the bottom and middle of the rear spine fold and general rubbing. Hardcover Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good Dustjacket

Appr.: | AUD 625.00 CAD 600.00 EUR 422.54 GBP 297.03 JPY 45,000.00 MXN 7,500.00 ZAR 6,428.57 

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Frow, George L.  
The Edison Cylinder Phonographs, 1877-1929: A Detailed Account of the Entertainment Models Until 1929
Publisher: G. L. Frow, US, 1985.
ISBN: 9780950546223 Third Impression Hardcover. Condition: Fair/fair Tan cloth boards with gilt titling on spine, 8vo., 4 corners pushed. Binding is sound except 'cracked' at pg viii (spine is not broken, but sewing is visible), else Good. DJ rippled along front edges and lightly soiled, with edgewear and closed tears (one each) to spine ends and to back corners. Clean, unmarked interior. Pages are heavy and glossy, so book is surprisingly dense. Co-authored by Albert F. Sefl. Errata tipped in with additions and corrections. From the Gay Nineties to the Roaring Twenties, the Edison Cylinder Phonograph captured the sounds and moods of the times and are now enjoying a resurgence of interest. Frow and Sefl trace the various styles and variants of this company in great depth, recapturing the information needed to fully idenitfy and catalogue an unknown Edison model. With appendices, glossary and bibliography. Ships from US. Language: English. Pages: 207

Appr.: | AUD 76.39 CAD 73.33 EUR 51.64 GBP 36.30 JPY 5,500.00 MXN 916.67 ZAR 785.71 

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Keener, William G. Illustrated by: Illustrated by Donald Hutslar  
Bowie Knives : From the Collection of Robert Abels, April, 1962

Publisher: Publisher Unknown; N. Y. : 1962.
Very Good+ Softcover 128 pages; 8vo (8.5") 22 cm; Pr ice recently reduced. Stiff ivory covers, brief glossary, system of classification nomenclature, 136 19th-century knives shown in high-quality b/w photos with brief descriptions, many with interesting engravings, many also with sheaths. ; No publisher listed. Text refers to 'the late Robert Abels'. ; No flaws apart from light rubbing of covers. Binding of two staples intact. Quite rare. ; Photographs

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McClelland, Nancy Vincent, 1876-  
Historic Wall-Papers from their Inception to the Introduction of Machinery
Publisher: Philadelphia & London, J. B. Lippincott Company, 1924.
xvi, 458 p. incl. 245 plates, color front., 12 color plates, folding table; 29 cm. Title continues: with an Introduction by Henri Clouzot. With 12 plates in colour, 245 illustrations in half-tone, and a chart of periods." Bibliography: p. 447-449. Uncut; no dust jacket; very good. Stock#OB815.

Appr.: | AUD 486.11 CAD 466.67 EUR 328.64 GBP 231.02 JPY 35,000.00 MXN 5,833.33 ZAR 5,000.00 

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Phillips, Le Roy Illustrated by: Illustrated by Harry Rountree  
Joys of Tobacco, The

Publisher: Le Roy Phillips; Boston: 1904.
Very Good with no dust jacket Hardcover 33 pages; 24mo (5") 13 cm; Small format (3 x 5.5 inches) 77 x 140 mm, dark gray-green boards, small color illustrated paste-down on front, laid paper throughout, 11 whimsical poems and quotations from various authors including Andrew Wynter, William Cowper, Charles Kingsley, Henry Fielding, Charles Lamb, and the great Anonymous. 46 pages in total, of which 33 are numbered. 3 color glossy plates including full-spread frontispiece. ; Humorous book shamelessly extolling tobacco. Illustrated with reproductions of paintings by Harry Rountree. Printed in Edinburgh, Scotland, by Morrison & Gibb. Plates printed in Edinburgh by McLagan & Cumming. ; Moderate edgewear. Endpapers a bit tanned. No marks. Binding tight. Pages are partly unopened. Quite scarce in any condition. ; Joyous Life Series; Vol. 5

Appr.: | AUD 41.67 CAD 40.00 EUR 28.17 GBP 19.80 JPY 3,000.00 MXN 500.00 ZAR 428.57 

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Raksch, Dietmar  
Prussia Award Documents and Authorization Certificates from the Kingdom of Prussia and the Republic of Prussia, 1793-1972 : (Signed) (Prussian, Preussen, German) Verleihungsurkunden Und Besitzzeugnisse Aus Dem Konigreich

Publisher: Niemann Verlag; Hamburg, Germany: 2002.
Very Good+ with no dust jacket First Edition Hardcover ISBN: 3934001033 454 pages; 4to (12") 31 cm; Black pictorial boards. Parallel text in German and English throughout. 400 b/w photos and facsimiles of military orders, civil honor badges, Iron Cross, service awards, knighthoods, and other authentic documents of similar nature, with detailed captions. 6 appendixes including value guide for collectors. No actual medals or ribbons shown, just official documents. Front endpaper inscribed 'Mit dem besten Wunschen' and SIGNED by author Dietmar Raksch. ; Translated by William E. Hamelman. ; Title on front cover: Preussen Verleihungsurkunden und Besitzzeugnisse, Prussia Award Documents and Authorization Certificates, 1793-1972. ; Large heavy over 5 pounds. Boards show light wear. No other flaws.

Appr.: | AUD 94.44 CAD 90.67 EUR 63.85 GBP 44.88 JPY 6,800.00 MXN 1,133.33 ZAR 971.43 

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Jeep : Smithsonian National Museum Models, Prospectus, Limited Edition Model Jeep

Publisher: Fine Art Models; Royal Oak, Mich: 1993.
Near Fine Softcover 36 pages; 16mo (6.5") 17 cm; Unusual binding: essentially a small flexible 4x6-inch photo album with photos and text pages inserted into clear acetate pockets. 21 high-quality color glossy photos. 15 pages of text including specs. ; Advertising booklet for stunning 1/8-scale handmade limited edition 1943 Willys Jeep, with trailer and display case, designed down to tiniest authentic detail, painted olive green as 1943 army jeep would be. Fashioned entirely of brass, except for real glass windshield, real cloth seats, real canvas top, etc. Hood, windshield wipers, glove compartment, tool case, radiator cap, etc, all function. Manufactured under auspices Smithsonian National Museum Models. ; No discernable wear. Quite scarce.

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Woolley, Robert M., editor  
Model Car Journal, Lot of 21 Issues : Volume 3, Number 6, November-December 1976, to Volume 7, Number 2, April-May 1980

Publisher: Model Car Collectors Association; Alameda, Calif:.
Near Fine Softcover 4to (11") 28cm; Newsletter-style publication. Articles, editorials, check lists, want lists, a few b/w illustrations of low quality. Each issue neatly hole-punched and placed in looseleaf binder by subscriber. ; 8 to 32 pages per issue, most have about 18. This lot from collection of Peter Foss, author of several articles, former president, Model Car Collectors Assn, and VP, Toy Car Collectors Club. Published by Backyard Press, later C. J. Publishing. ; No major defects. Looseleaf binder imprinted with unrelated company name, lightly worn but intact.

Appr.: | AUD 62.50 CAD 60.00 EUR 42.25 GBP 29.70 JPY 4,500.00 MXN 750.00 ZAR 642.86 

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