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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.
1 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.
2 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
 
 
THE COVENANT CHAIN:  INDIAN CEREMONIAL AND TRADE SILVER., Fredrickson, N. Jaye.  Catalogue of the exhibition by Sandra Gibb.  Foreword by John E. Langdon.
3 Fredrickson, N. Jaye. Catalogue of the exhibition by Sandra Gibb. Foreword by John E. Langdon. THE COVENANT CHAIN: INDIAN CEREMONIAL AND TRADE SILVER.
National Museum of Man, Ottawa, 1980. 
168 pp, large 8vo (9 3/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0660103478 Profusely illustrated in b&w and colour. "Indian trade silver is a fascinating and little-known part of our cultural heritage - a product of the interaction between two prof oundly different cultures during the European exploration of North America. Originating in the early diplomatic gifts of medals to friendly Indians, the distribution of silver became widespread during the height of the fur trade, 1760 to 18 2 1 . S i l ver ornaments designed specifically for the fur trade included brooches, gorgets, armbands, legbands, earrings, nose-rings, crosses and headbands. A travelling exhibition of over two hundred of these ornaments was organized by the Nati on al M u se um o f Man, Ottawa, and this book was written to accompany it. Previously known only to scholars and collectors, this unusual art form has now become accessible to a much wider public. The silver ornaments created for the fur trade we re pro du c ed by bot h European and colonial silversmiths, but the Iroquois began to make similar pieces for their people after silver ceased to be available through the fur trade. Although the craft died out, it has recently been revived, and the ex hibi tio n inc lud es m any examples of modern Iroquois workmanship. Some pieces are based on traditional trade-silver patterns, but others are of the silversmiths' own design. The book illustrates and describes all the silver chosen for the e xhib ition fro m muse ums in Ca nada and the United States. Paintings and portraits of the period shows the colourful and unexpected ways the Indians wore their silver jewellery." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has lig ht wri nklin g at t op/bo tt om of spi ne and flap-folds. minor rubbing, fading to color on rear hinge area, light browning at top of flaps. Very Good+/Very Good- 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
FIRST FAMILIES OF THE SOUTHWEST., J.F.H., Editor.
4 J.F.H., Editor. FIRST FAMILIES OF THE SOUTHWEST.
Kansas City, MO. Fred Harvey Hard Cover Very Good - 
Unpaginated, 11 5/8" H. No date (early 20th century). Dark brown cloth tape spine over staples, brown paper covered boards with orange/brown border and lettering in an Arts & Crafts style, plus pastedown picture in black border on front board. Brown endpapers, 32 full page color illustrations including photographs and reproductions of work by O.E. Berninghaus, Ferdinand Bergdoff, J. Allen St. John, C. Cassady-Davis, W.E. Rollins, Chas. Craig and others. Contents: Foreword; Indians Who Work and Have Never Asked for Aid; Laguna, a Typical Pueblo Indian Village; How the Indian Women Do the Cooking; Indian Women Who Command the Household; "Where the Roses Grow Near the Water"; A Commercial Expedition in Navaho Land; Elle of Ganado, Who Practices the Art Undefiled; An American Craft Before the White Man Came; The Navaho, a Shepherd With All the Desert for a Home; Indian Farmers Who Are Good Hunters, Too; A Pair of Picturesque Farm Owners From the Ancient Town of Taos; The Little Indians Have Their Emotions; The Hopi's Theory of the Origin of Man; A Hopi St. John; With Flutes They Pray to the Rain Gods; Taking the Elevator in Hopi Land; In a Hopi Beauty Parlor; Home Sites Miles From Wood and Water; The Indian Who Under-stands Rattlesnakes; A Hopi Pueblo of Other Centuries Reproduced; Replica of a Kiva, Where the Hopi Held Sacred Ceremonials; Where Woman is the Perpetuator of the Arts; Never Were Two Pieces of Indian Pottery Exactly Alike; The Pima, Who Call Themselves "The People"; The Pima Women, Who Make Baskets; An Apache Grand Dame Weaving a Supply Basket; Basketry Still a Living Art Among Certain of the Indians; The Apache, Whose Name Signifies "Enemy"; The Problem of Existence as Met by a Desert People; Their Name Came From a King of France; The Supai, Who Live in Grand Canyon; The Story of the Thunder Bird. Very small stain on both front endpapers, light wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light edge wear, light rubbing on front board pastedown picture, a few very small stains on boards, tiny dent on rear board, minor rubbing on boards. 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
5 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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