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121 Smiley, Kathryn, editor. (Robert Gilbert, Al Navis, Jean Marie Parmer, Tom Sawyer.) FIRSTS: COLLECTING MODERN FIRST EDITIONS. SEPTEMBER, 1995. VOLUME 5, NUMBER 9. (PATRICK O'BRIAN, RIVERS OF AMERICA.)
Tucson, Arizona Firsts Magazine 1995 10665471 Stapled in Wraps Very Good - 
64 pp, 10 3/4" H, - magazine format. B&w illustrations. Articles: The Rivers of America; Rivers of America Checklist; Collecting Patrick O'Brian (with checklist); "But I Wanted a Fine Copy...."; Points; Every Collector Has a Story (estate sales); A Collector's Guide to Publishers (Appleton-Century-Crofts); Books into Film ('The Caine Mutiny'). Interior - soft bump at bottom corner of pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear - mainly on spine, minor rubbing, light soiling on rear cover, small soft wrinkles on covers, two soft creases at bottom corner of covers. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
122 Smiley, Kathryn, editor. (Robin H. Smiley, Allen Ahearn, Roger Gozdecki, Al Navis.) FIRSTS: THE BOOK COLLECTOR'S MAGAZINE. APRIL, 1996. VOLUME 6, NUMBER 4. (M.F.K. FISHER - BASEBALL BOOKS - HEMINGWAY & STEINBECK.)
Tucson, Arizona Firsts Magazine 1996 Stapled in Wraps Very Good+ 
76 pp, 10 3/4" H, soft cover (magazine format). B&w illustrations. Articles: Collectors' Blue Chips, Part One (Hemingway & Steinbeck); Transcendant Gastronomy: Savoring the Works of M.F.K. Fisher; M.F.K. Fisher: A Checklist; Take Me Back to the Ball Game (nonfiction baseball books); Points; A Collector's Guide to Publishers (W.W. Norton); Books into Film ('The Razor's Edge'). Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, minor rubbing, a few small very soft wrinkles. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
123 Smiley, Kathryn, editor. (Robin H. Smiley, Barbara G. Peters.) FIRSTS: COLLECTING MODERN FIRST EDITIONS. NOVEMBER, 1995. VOLUME 5, NUMBER 11. (ELLIS PETERS/EDITH PARGETER - HISTORICAL MYSTERIES NUMBER.)
Tucson, Arizona First Magazine 1995 Stapled in Wraps Very Good 
64 pp, 10 3/4" H, soft cover (magazine format). B&w illustrations. Articles: What Caesar Saw: Sleuthing in Ancient Rome (Lindsey Davis, John Maddox Roberts, Ron Burns, Steven Saylor); Collecting Edith Pargeter/Ellis Peters (Brother Cadfael, etc.); Edith Pargeter: A Checklist; History and Mystery: A Natural Pairing; Points; Books into Film ('The Name of the Rose'). Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, minor rubbing, a few small very soft wrinkles, one small corner crease. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
124 Smiley, Kathryn, editor. (Tom Rusch, Robert E. Skinner, Robin H. Smiley, Christine Bell.) FIRSTS: THE BOOK COLLECTOR'S MAGAZINE. FEBRUARY, 1996. VOLUME 6, NUMBER 2. (HOLLYWOOD NOVELS - ELMORE LEONARD.)
Tucson, Arizona Firsts Magazine 1996 Stapled in Wraps Very Good+ 
64 pp, 10 3/4" H, soft cover (magazine format). B&w illustrations. Articles: Collecting the Hollywood Novel; Collecting Elmore Leonard; Elmore Leonard: A Checklist; How to Read a Books (Without Affecting Its Condition); Points; Books into Film ('Hombre'). Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, minor rubbing, a few small very soft wrinkles. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
MATCHBOX LABELS: OVER 2,000 ELEGANT EXAMPLES FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD., Smith, Jane.  Captions by Natasha Lomas.
125 Smith, Jane. Captions by Natasha Lomas. MATCHBOX LABELS: OVER 2,000 ELEGANT EXAMPLES FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD.
Firefly, Buffalo, 2004, first edition. 
400 pp, 8 1/4" H x 8 1/4" D soft cover. ISBN 1552979784 Profusely illustrated with color photographs. Trilingual text (English/French/Spanish). "Matchbox labels are not only beautiful and affordable, they are also very collectable. A pleasure t o look at and a delight to hold, this charming book presents matchbox labels from all over the world, among them labels featuring naive animal pictures from India and sophisticated graphics from Japan. If you're inspired to become a matchbox la b e l collector, you'll find many helpful hints on how and where to look for examples to build your own collection. Contents: Introduction/Introduction/Introduccion; People/Personnage/Gente; Architecture/Architecture/Arquitectura; Transport/Transp or ts /T r ansporte; Animals/Animaux/Animales; Natural World/Nature/Naturaleza; Objects/Objets/Objetos; Industry/Industrie/Industria; Leisure/Loisirs/Ocio; Graphics/Art Graphique/Artes Graficas; Collectors' Notes/Notes a l'Intention des Collectionne urs /No tas p ara Colleccionistas; WWW Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor corner wear, one very soft corner crease. Near Fine 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
126 Snell, Doris Jean. 100 SILVER COLLECTIBLES.
Wallace-Homestead, Des Moines, Iowa, 1973, first edition. 
Unpaginated (Acknowledgements, Table of Contents, Introduction, followed 53 b&w plates and Index), 9" H, soft cover. "This book contains photographs of 100 Silver Collectibles of the late 19th Century and early 20th Century, measurements for each, and a suggested retail price range for 1973-74...." Interior - previous owners address in large hand writing on ackowledgments page, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear, rubbing/soiling on rear cover, soft corner crease on front cover. Good+ reference copy. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
127 Sotheby's. AN ATTRACTIVE COLLECTION OF RAILWAY POTTERY. THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN. TO BE SOLD ON WEDNESDAY 18TH OCTOBER 1967 AFTER LOT 339.
Sotheby's, London, 1967. 
15 pp, 9 3/4" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). B&w photos. The catalogue of an auction of a collection of 50 railway related pottery items. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor rubbing. NF 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
128 Spargo, John. THE POTTERS AND POTTERIES OF BENNINGTON.
Southampton, N.Y. Cracker Barrel Press Reprint Hard Cover Very Good 
270 pp, + 44 b&w plates, 4to (11" H) - red boards w/silver lettering - no dust jacket - a reprint of the 1926 edition. A history of the Bennington potters and potteries, including Norton and Fenton, giving information on the varieties and types of wares made (including stone china, granite ware, red ware, flint ware, Rockingham, enamel ware, scroddled ware, parian and porcelain), some of the Bennington craftsmen, Bennington marks, etc. Minor browning to edges of text block, light edge wear - mainly at corners and at top/bottom of spine, light creasing at top/bottom of spine, very light rubbing, small area of faint color fading on front board, very small area of faint glue residue on both boards. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
A GUIDE TO EARLY CANADIAN GLASS., Spence, Hilda and Spence, Kevin.
129 Spence, Hilda and Spence, Kevin. A GUIDE TO EARLY CANADIAN GLASS.
Longmans, (Don Mills, Ontario, 1972), reprint. 
112 pp, small 4to (10 1/4" H), hardcover in dust jacket. "the authors' aim here is to provide a visual guide for would-be collectors - instant recognition, as it were!" The major part of the book consists of clear, b&w photos of Canadian glassware , with descriptions of pattern names, colors, locations, possible or identified manufacturers, etc. One of the standard reference works. Very slight curl to fore-edges of boards, minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very m i n o r e d g e wrinkling, one tiny closed tear, very small sticker pull on front panel, very light rubbing/soiling. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE OSBORNE COLLECTION OF EARLY CHILDREN'S BOOKS, 1566-1910:  A CATALOGUE.  VOLUME I &THE OSBORNE COLLECTION OF EARLY CHILDREN'S BOOKS, 1476-1910:  A CATALOGUE.  VOLUME II.  2 VOLUME SET., St. John, Judith.  Introduction by Edgar Osborne.
130 St. John, Judith. Introduction by Edgar Osborne. THE OSBORNE COLLECTION OF EARLY CHILDREN'S BOOKS, 1566-1910: A CATALOGUE. VOLUME I &THE OSBORNE COLLECTION OF EARLY CHILDREN'S BOOKS, 1476-1910: A CATALOGUE. VOLUME II. 2 VOLUME SET.
Toronto Toronto Public Library 1975 0919486258 / 9780919486256 Reprinted with Corrections Hard Cover Very Good+ 
Volume I - 562 pp, ISBN 0919486258. Volume II - pagination runs from 563-1138 pp, ISBN 0919486541. 2 volume set - 10" H, decorative cloth boards, gilt lettering on spines, b&w and colour illustrations. Card laid in volume II stating "A Presentation Copy for The Friends of the Osborne Collection of Early Children's Books and The Lillian H. Smith Collection". "This Catalogue is a record of early English children's books in the Osborne Collection, Boys and Girls House, Toronto Public Libraries." The catalogue is arranged under the headings: Aesop and other fabulists; Myths and legendary heroes; Nursery stories and fairy tales; Poetry, verses, and rhymes; Books of instruction; The Bible and books of religious instruction; Biography and history; Travel and geography; Natural science; Games and pastimes; Stories - before 1850; Stories 1850 and after; Periodicals and annuals; Keepsakes and miscellanies; Penny dreadfuls; Movable and toy books; Almanacs and birthday books. Appendices: Chronological list of editions, 1566-1799; List of illustrators and engravers; List of publishers, book-sellers, and printers; Chronological list of editions, 1476?-1799. May require additional postage if shipping outside of Canada/U.S.A. Volume 2 has slight toning to edges of text block and light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 65.00 USD
 
 
131 Stevens, Gerald. Introduction by F. St. George Spendlove. THE CANADIAN COLLECTOR: GLASS - POTTERY - FURNITURE - FIREARMS OF THE NINETEENTH CENTURY.
Toronto Ryerson Press 1957 First, Limited Edition. Hard Cover Good 
100 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), dark blue cloth with gilt lettering on spine. First edition, limited to 750 copies. B&w photographs. Contents: Introduction; Early Canadian Glass (Mallorytown Glass House / The Glass Factories of the Seigniory of Vaudreuil / John C. Spence: Glass Maker / St. Johns Glass Works / The Hamilton Glass Works / The St. Lawrence Glass Works / John Herring of Napanee: Glass Maker, Founder and Builder); Canadian China and Pottery (Staffordshire Canadian Views / Canadian China and Pottery / A Check List of Early Canadian Potters); Canadian Cabinetmakers; Canadian Gunsmiths; Bibliography. A few very small foxing marks on rear endpapers, some pages with tiny bump at top corner, two tiny corner bumps to boards, light soiling marks on covers, very light edge wear, light edge wrinkling, two line indentations on rear board and rear edge of spine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
132 Stoddart, Jack, introduction. T. Eaton Co. Limited. THE 1901 EDITIONS OF THE T. EATON CO. LIMITED CATALOGUES FOR SPRING & SUMMER / FALL & WINTER. CATALOGUE 46 / CATALOGUE 47.
Don Mills, Ontario Musson 1970 0773710043 / 9780773710047 Facsimile Edition. Soft Cover Very Good+ 
208 pp & 248 pp (approximate - see publisher's note below) small 4to (10 1/8" H). Profusely illustrated in b&w. This facsimile of two turn-of-the-century department store catalogues gives fascinating insight into life over one hundred years ago. Fashions for men, women and children, patent medicines, furniture, curtains, carpets, oil lamps, cameras, china, horse goods, jewellery, sewing notions, and much more are included. Publisher's Note: "In this combined edition of the two catalogues for the year 1901 we have, in order to avoid inevitable repetitions, omitted certain pages. However, both indexes have been retained in their entirety and, as a consequence of the aforementioned deletions, if an occasional item is not traceable from one index it will be from the other." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear, tiny dent on spine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
ASIAN ART.  VOLUME III, NUMBER I.  WINTER 1990., Tanizaki Jun'ichiro; Cort, Louise Allison; Stinchecum, Amanda Mayer.
133 Tanizaki Jun'ichiro; Cort, Louise Allison; Stinchecum, Amanda Mayer. ASIAN ART. VOLUME III, NUMBER I. WINTER 1990.
New York Oxford University Press / Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution. 1990 0894234X Soft Cover Very Good 
64 pp, 11" H. Colour and b&w photographs, reproductions, map. Contents: In Praise of Shadows; Map of Japan; Japanese Ceramics and Cuisine; A Common Thread: Japanese Ikat Textiles; Glossary and Chronology. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very small bump at bottom corner of rear cover - migrates into last few pages, very light rubbing on rear cover. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
OIL LAMPS: THE KEROSENE ERA IN NORTH AMERICA., Thuro, Catherine M.V.  Photography by Ken Bell.
134 Thuro, Catherine M.V. Photography by Ken Bell. OIL LAMPS: THE KEROSENE ERA IN NORTH AMERICA.
Radnor, Pennsylvania Wallace-Homestead 1976 087069121X / 9780870691218 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
364 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H). Profusely illustrated in b&w and color with photographs, drawings and reproductions. "...by far the most comprehensive and definitive book to cover the kerosene era. More than 1,000 kerosene lamps and accessories are shown in over 900 studio photographs, and clearly reproduced illustrations from catalogues and trade journals. For the historian, student and the collector, there awaits a carefully researched and organized visual record . . . " Light wrinkling at bottom of spine, slight bump at bottom edge of rear board near spine. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at bootom of spine/rear hinge, very light rubbing. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
PRIMITIVES & FOLK ART:  OUR HANDMADE HERITAGE., Thuro, Catherine.
135 Thuro, Catherine. PRIMITIVES & FOLK ART: OUR HANDMADE HERITAGE.
Collector Books, Paducah, Kentucky, 1979. 
135 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H), hard cover with pictorial boards - no dust jacket (as issued). ISBN 0891451129 Profusely illustrated with colour photographs. Value guide laid in. Covers a wide variety of folk art & primitive items including: Black Amer icana, Baskets, Canes, Children's Playthings, Footwarmers, Glass, Indian Artifacts, Kitchen Utensils, Laundry Collectables, Lighting, Metal Collectables, Pottery, Quilts, Rugs, Skates, Tobacco Cutters, Tools, Whimseys, etc. Value guide ha s c r e a s e s at bottom corners/edge, light to moderate edge wear, very light rubbing, two small corner bumps and small bump at top front edge, slight bump to top/bottom of spine. Very Good 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
ASIAN ART.  VOLUME IV, NUMBER 3.  SUMMER 1991: EAST ASIAN FURNITURE., Toshio Odate; Handler, Sarah; Wachowiak, Melvin J., Jr.; Wickman, Michael.
136 Toshio Odate; Handler, Sarah; Wachowiak, Melvin J., Jr.; Wickman, Michael. ASIAN ART. VOLUME IV, NUMBER 3. SUMMER 1991: EAST ASIAN FURNITURE.
New York Oxford University Press / Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution. 1991 0195070909 / 9780195070903 Soft Cover Very Good 
72 pp, 11" H. Colour and b&w photographs, reproductions. Contents: The Soul of the Tool; The Revolution in Chinese Furniture: Moving from Mat to Chair; New Directions in the Study of Chinese Furniture; Korean Chests of the Choson Period. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very soft crease down front cover - migrates into first few pages, light rubbing - mainly on rear cover. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
137 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
 
 
138 Twitchett, John. Foreword by Anthony Hoyte. DERBY PROCELAIN.
London DJC Books / Barrie & Jenkins 1980 021420507X / 9780214205071 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
319 pp, 12" H. Profusely illustrated with 81 color and over 400 monochrome illustrations. "This book is concerned with the first hundred years of porcelain production in the ancient city of Derby. It tells the story of the old Nottingham Road China Works which commenced production about 1748-50, near to St. Mary's Bridge, giving details of successive ownerships, factory sites and biographies of many of the workforce whose skill produced the beauty, charm and craftsmanship of Derby porcelain. A novel feature is the complete description of the surviving 18th-century pattern books, each pattern interpreted to ensure easy identification for the collector and student. (Covers) a much wider range of figures, ornamental, and useful wares than any previous publication." Slight browning to page edges, cigarette odour, light edge wear at top/bottom of spine and at corners. Dust jacket has browning to edges - mostly at top edge, light fading to spine color. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
AMERICAN AND CANADIAN GOBLETS., Unitt, Doris and Unitt, Peter.
139 Unitt, Doris and Unitt, Peter. AMERICAN AND CANADIAN GOBLETS.
Clock House, Peterborough, Ontario, 1977, 3rd edition. 
350 pp + Index/Price Guide Supplement + blank pages headed 'Notes", 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. Contents: Introduction; Acknowledgements; American and Canadian Goblets; Tableware Supplemen t; American Factories; Canadian Factories; Glossary; Bibliography; Index and Price Guide Supplement; References and Abbreviations. Previous owner's signed bookplate on title page, small cracked area in gutter of contents page, front board sli g h t l y concave. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/rubbing, one small edge tear archivally taped. Very Good/Good+ 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
THE FRANCO-BRITISH EXHIBITION OF TEXTILES 1921., Victoria & Albert Museum.
140 Victoria & Albert Museum. THE FRANCO-BRITISH EXHIBITION OF TEXTILES 1921.
London His Majesty's Stationery Office 1922 Limited Edition Half-Leather Very Good 
viii, 26 pp + 50 b&w plates (printed on versos only, i.e. blank on rear). No. 19 of an edition limited to 300 copies. 12" H, black leather spine and corners, dark blue cloth covered boards, 5 raised bands on spine, gilt lettering on spine and front board, gilt banding on spine and boards, top edge gilt. Blue and gold marbled endpapers. The catalogue of an exhibition of textiles dating from the 14th to early 19th century - tapestries, carpets, screens, clothing, upholstery, etc. Light rubbing to boards, light edge wear, previous owner's bookplate on front pastedown with a tiny piece offset on front free endpaper, small pencil erasure mark a top corner of first preliminary page, six page leaves (prelimin to page 7) have a two small creases at top corner. Protected in a stiff mylar sleeve. 
Price: 85.00 USD
 
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