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NICHOLAS HILLIARD., Auerbach, Erna.
1 Auerbach, Erna. NICHOLAS HILLIARD.
Boston Boston Book & Art Shop 1964 Hard Cover Very Good Good+ Nicholas Hilliard. 
352 pp, small 4to (10" H). Over 200 reproductions of Hilliard's work, mainly in b&w. "This is the first full-length monograph to be written on the life and work of Nicholas Hilliard who lived from 1547 to 1619. The first English-born painter to gain the status of an artist recognised by the English court, he was painter, limner, engraver and goldsmith to Queen Elizabeth I and later to James I, and is kown to have also painted portraits in oil, but it is difficult to attribute particular oil portraits to his hand. Hilliard's importance is not limited by his performance as a miniaturist, for the style of his miniatures had a major influence on the general trend of English painting, and dominated the manner of contemporary English portraiture, both life-size and miniature. (He) was equally eminent as a goldsmith and he practised this craft throughout his life. Much new biographical material has been found which establishes Hilliard as a great Elizabethan." Small bump to top corners of boards, minor browning to page edges. Dust jacket is moderately browned - mainly on inside surface, is price clipped, has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling - mainly to top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 55.00 USD
 
 
THE NAVAL OFFICER'S SWORD.  NATIONAL MARITIME MUSEUM, GREENWICH., Bosanquet, Henry T.A., Captain.  Note by J.D. Aylward.  Sketches by John Munday.  Edited by Commander W.E. May.
2 Bosanquet, Henry T.A., Captain. Note by J.D. Aylward. Sketches by John Munday. Edited by Commander W.E. May. THE NAVAL OFFICER'S SWORD. NATIONAL MARITIME MUSEUM, GREENWICH.
Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1955, first edition. 
240 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w illustrations. "Sir Geoffrey Callender, formerly Director of the National Maritime Museum, invited Captain Bosanquet to list every weapon in the collections, checking and counter-checking the attributions of each. The result is something far more than the ordinary dry museum catalogue, of interest only to the expert. In describing the swords, he takes us behind the scenes and shows us how their history can often be traced and confirmed or denied. A most useful adjunct is the hitherto unpublished list of sword cutlers with their dates and places of business, which is of the greatest value in checking the date of a naval sword." Contents: Abbreviations used and authorities; A n I n troduction to the Sword; Explanation of Terms; Naval Swords and Dirks in the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich; Presentation Swords of the Patriotic Fund at Lloyd's; The Sword-Cutler and his Trade, by J.D. Aylward; Prefatory Note to the Lis t o f Sw ord-Cutlers; Selected List of Sword-Smiths, Sword-Cutlers, Goldsmiths and Jewellers, Gold and Silver Lacemen, Naval and Military Tailors, Outfitters and Accoutrement Makers. 1670-1850. London; Provincial Sword-Smiths and Sword-Cutlers: Bi rm in gh am / Chatham / Edinburgh / Plymouth and Devonport / Portsmouth, Portsea, Landport, Southsea and Gosport; Bill Heads and Trade Cards. Slight musty odor, date in ink and previous owner's bookplate on free front endpaper, previous owner's sma ll sta mp mar k and a small label from bookstore on rear pastedown, very light browning to pages, browning to edges of text block, some small very faint foxing stains on rear board, light wrinkling at bottom of spine, small bump at top corner of bot h b oard s, some light edge wear. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has very light edge wear, one very small edge tear, light wrinkling at top/bottomof spine and flap-folds, a few tiny scuffs. Very Good-/Very Good 
Price: 110.00 USD
 
 
PRAGUE.  GREAT CENTERS OF ART SERIES., Denkstein, Vladimir and Kotalik, Jiri, edited and with an introduction by.   Jarmila Brozova, Jarmila Jindrova, Emanuel Poche, Jaromir Neumann, Jan Durdik, Emma Urbankova.
3 Denkstein, Vladimir and Kotalik, Jiri, edited and with an introduction by. Jarmila Brozova, Jarmila Jindrova, Emanuel Poche, Jaromir Neumann, Jan Durdik, Emma Urbankova. PRAGUE. GREAT CENTERS OF ART SERIES.
Montclair, N.J. Abner Schram 1979 0839002254 / 9780839002253 First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
252 pp, 13 1/2" H. Brown cloth with gilt lettering on spine, pictorial endpapers. In publisher's original plain cardboard slipcase. B&w and colour reproductions. "(A) stunning exhibition of the city's mag-nificent art treasures. Compiled by the directors of Prague's National Museum and National Gallery, this important and eye-filling work is a rich cornucopia which art historians, students of central Europe, and travelers to the historic city may sample with profit and pleasure. Itself an art treasure with its ancient buildings, historic monuments, and panoramic views, 'the city of a hundred towers' is home to notable collections of paintings, drawings, sculpture, and objects d'art dating from Charles IV and even earlier. Reflecting Prague's position at the heart of Europe along centuries-old trade routes, these collections encompass the continent's many schools of art, architecture, and handicrafts and repre-sent a distillation of Prague's turbulent thousand-year history. Modern scholarship, including some extraordinary scholarly detective work on the Prague Castle Gallery collection, has uncovered, restored, and made available to experts and public alike many little-known treasures. Equally impressive are collections of early art, coins, astronomical instruments, and Bohemian and modern Czechoslovak glass and porcelain. History of church and state can be glimpsed in the art of stone-cutters, goldsmith and silversmiths, weavers and embroiderers, and masters of illuminated manu-scripts." Contents: Introduction; National Museum; National Gallery; Museum of Decorative Arts; Museum of the City of Prague; Treasury of St. Vitus' Cathedral; Prague Castle Gallery; State Jewish Museum; Military Museum; Illuminated Manuscripts in Prague Libraries. Slight toning to edges of text block, light toning in margins of illustration pages. Dust jacket has a small faint water mark at the bottom of the spine, very light browning at edges, very small stain on rear panel. Slipcase has minor edge wear, light browning at edges. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
BELGIUM AND LUXEMBOURG., Edwards, Tudor.
4 Edwards, Tudor. BELGIUM AND LUXEMBOURG.
London B.T. Batsford 1951 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good - 
128 pp, 8 3/4" H. Colour frontispiece, b&w photographs, 2 maps. "Belgium, Luxembourg and French Flanders are included in this survey of an area which is, intentionally, treated more as a cultural than a nationalistic entity. It is an area whose buildings, customs and people share a common quality that traverses national frontiers: a quality which appears equally in the Grandes Places of Antwerp, Malines and Brussels, in the canal-side architecture of Bruges and Ghent, and in the characteristic processions and fetes of Furnes, Echternach, Binche, Mons and Douai, to name only five of many." Soft corner crease on Preface page, minor winkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light browning on spine and some edges - darker at top edge of flaps, 1" edge tear with soft crease at top of rear panel, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
A CHRIST CHURCH MISCELLANY:  NEW CHAPTERS ON THE ARCHITECTS, CRAFTSMEN, STATUARY, PLATE, BELLS, FURNITURE, CLOCKS, PLAYS, THE LIBRARY AND OTHER BUILDINGS., Hiscock, W.G.
5 Hiscock, W.G. A CHRIST CHURCH MISCELLANY: NEW CHAPTERS ON THE ARCHITECTS, CRAFTSMEN, STATUARY, PLATE, BELLS, FURNITURE, CLOCKS, PLAYS, THE LIBRARY AND OTHER BUILDINGS.
Self-published / Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1946. 
260 pp, 8vo (8 7/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w plates. Contents: Preface; The Deans; The Old Library; Henry Aldrich, Book-collector, Musician, Architect; The Aldrich Engravings; William Townesend, and His Building of the Library; The Atte rbury, Stratford, Orrery, and Wake Collections; The Decoration of the Library, 1752-72; General John Guise; The Library Statues; The Dark Age; Some Later Gifts; The Undergraduates' Reading Room; Reorganization, Lost Books; Lost Music; The P l a t e a n d Some Oxford Goldsmiths; Great Tom and the Ring; Furniture; Clocks; Plays, 1548-1945; Buildings; Appendixes: William Townesend's Proposals for the Library; William Townesend's Estimate for the Library. Tiny crease at top corner of fi rs t fe w a nd l as t few pages, smll bump to top corner of both boards, very light browning to edges of textblock, foxing to top of textblock. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, light browning to edges, light soiling, a few tiny chips, t iny t ear a t top of sp in e acrchivally taped, minor rubbing, old price label on front flap. Very Good-/Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE BOY KNIGHT OF REIMS., Lownsbery, Eloise.
6 Lownsbery, Eloise. THE BOY KNIGHT OF REIMS.
Houghton Mifflin, Boston, c1955, 13th printing. 
332 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Map endpapers, color frontispiece, b&w illustrations. "Jean d'Orbais ws born under the shadow of Reims Cathedral. From his earliest childhood he sees it growing in beauty through the efforts of t he master craftsmen who are at work on it. When he is ten years old, he is apprenticed to a goldsmith, and begins his education in the arts. The story of his career, his apprenticeship, his escapades, his ambitions, and his final success , i s e n t h r alling. But it is not Jean alone who interests us. Through his eyes the child sees the bustling town of Reims in the fourtheenth century, with its crafts and guilds, its merchants and its beggars, its nobles and its soldiers. He h e ar s t oo o f th e Maid of Orleans, and her fight for France. Miss Lownsbery combines historic truth and accuracy with an interesting and living story. No textbook would give a child so vivid a picture as this does, and few other stories wil l s o com pl et ely ca pt ure h is imagination." Previous owner's name on front pastedown, light browning to top and fore-edge of textblock, slight soiling on bottom of textblock. Dust jacket has several small chips and tears, light browning, sm all wa term ark on spi ne, two sma ll areas of surface paper loss on rear panel, minor soiling, slight fading. Very Good/Good- 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
7 Traquair, Ramsay. THE OLD SILVER OF QUEBEC.
Canada Macmillan 1973 0770510116 / 9780770510114 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
168 pp, 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs, drawings, marks. "(E)mbodies, Professor Traquair's researches into the old silver of New France and its makers from the beginning of the colony in the seventeenth century to the middle of the nineteenth. Reproductions of maker's marks and lists of silversmiths are given, both in French and English, with biographical notes. Chapters are included on the Indian Trade silver, the goldsmiths and the pewterers. An account is also given of the old French, English and American silver found in the Province, and of the silver preserved in the treasures of the old ecclesiastical institutions." Very light yellowing at top edge of boards, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at edges - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, several small groups of tiny indentations on front panel, minor rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 


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