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61 Krause, Chester L. WISCONSIN OBSOLETE BANK NOTES AND SCRIP.
Iola, WI Krause 1994 0873413008 / 9780873413008 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
528 pp, 11 1/4" H. "The definitive guide to Wisconsin's historic paper money - including both public and private bank notes as well as scrip. (B)ased on the private collection of Chester L. Krause. When notes were not available for ownership, photographs and pertinent data were obtained to complete the information in this catalog to an even greater extent." Profusely illustrated in b&w. Very slight bump to top corner of front board and top front edge of spine. Dust jacket has very light creasing at corners. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
WISCONSIN OBSOLETE BANK NOTES AND SCRIP., Krause, Chester L.
62 Krause, Chester L. WISCONSIN OBSOLETE BANK NOTES AND SCRIP.
Iola, WI Krause 1994 0873413008 / 9780873413008 Hard Cover Fine Fine 
528 pp, 11 1/4" H. "The definitive guide to Wisconsin's historic paper money - including both public and private bank notes as well as scrip. (B)ased on the private collection of Chester L. Krause. When notes were not available for ownership, photographs and pertinent data were obtained to complete the information in this catalog to an even greater extent." Profusely illustrated in b&w. Still in original publisher's shrinkwrap. Fine book in fine dust jacket. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
ANTIQUE FIREARMS:  THEIR CARE, REPAIR AND RESTORATION., Lister, Ronald.
63 Lister, Ronald. ANTIQUE FIREARMS: THEIR CARE, REPAIR AND RESTORATION.
London Herbert Jenkins 1963 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Very Good- 
220 pp, 9 1/2 " H. B&w photographs, drawings/diagrams. This book discusses "the care, repair and restoration of antique firearms - offering to the collector the fascinating additional interest of maintaining and improving his specimens. By developing his skill in this way the collector, in addition to deriving pleasure from the actual work and pride of achievement, will quickly develop an almost infallible eye for quality workmanship. The book describes and illustrates methods of completely stripping down, cleaning and reassembling the early firearms most commonly met today. It deals with the various problems arising from rust, stubborn screws, damaged and missing parts involving repairs or replace-ments, and general restoration work of a more ambitious nature. Information is given about the making of tools where these are no longer commercially available. Methods of housing the collection are discussed, and a chapter is devoted to the special technique of photographing firearms for the purpose of keeping records." Bookstore label on front free endpaper, light edge wear, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, bump at top corner of rear board and at bottom of rear hinge, a few tiny dents on top edge of boards, color on top of text block is sun faded near spine and lightly scuffed near fore-edge, very small scuff/crease at top corner of approx. pages 15 to 45. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light edge wear/wrinkling, very light rubbing/soiling, wrinkles in laminate on front hinge. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
'WITH ALL FAULTS'., Low, David.  Introduction by Graham Greene.
64 Low, David. Introduction by Graham Greene. 'WITH ALL FAULTS'.
Tehran Amate Press 1973 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Inscribed By Author
118 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). Inscribed on half title page: 'mea culpa' David Low. B&w illustrations. The memoirs of a bookseller. Contents: List of Plates; Preface; Introduction; London Bookshops; Some London Booksellers; A London Street Market; Hodgson's Sale Room; Some Country Bookshops; Some Country Bookshops. Scottish; Some Country Bookshops. Irish; Some Country Bookshops. French; Some American Customers; Women Collectors; Collections; Erotic Literature; The Most Widely Known Bookseller of our Time; By Royal Appointment; The Printer; Emmington, Chinnor, Oxford; Where's Me? Very light browning to fore-edge of text block, light cigarette odor. Dust jacket has some minor edge wrinkling, light to moderate browning - mainly on spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
JUST FOR NICE: CARVING AND WHITTLING MAGIC OF SOUTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA., Machmer, Richard S. and Machmer, Rosemarie B.
65 Machmer, Richard S. and Machmer, Rosemarie B. JUST FOR NICE: CARVING AND WHITTLING MAGIC OF SOUTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA.
Historical Society of Berks County, Reading, Pennsylvania, 1991, first edition. 
88 pp, oblong 8vo (8 3/4" H x 11" D), hard cover in dust jacket. Published to accompany an exhibition. "(This book is for those) interested in knowing about the carvers and whittlers of southeastern Pennsylvania and in learning about the 'magical' objects they created. With its 115 illustrations, showing 275 carvings, all in full color, it provides the reader with the most wide-ranging and varied selection of woodcarvings ever assembled from this region. More importantly, it present s n e w i nformation on Pennsylvania's known carvers and carvings, and introduces thirty-some previously unknown or unidentified artists and their works." Very minor edge wear on boards. Dust jacket has has very light edge wrinkling, two small c lo s ed t ea r s archiavally taped, minor edge wear. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
A CHECKLIST OF TORONTO CABINET AND CHAIR MAKERS, 1800-1865., Mackinnon, Joan.
66 Mackinnon, Joan. A CHECKLIST OF TORONTO CABINET AND CHAIR MAKERS, 1800-1865.
Nationa Museums of Canada, Ottawa, 1975. 
199 pp, small 4to (10 15/16" H), soft cover. National Museum of Man Mercury Series, History Division Paper No. 11. B&w illustrations. "This check-list, containing approximately 500 names, attempts to include not only all the autonomous cabinet and chairmakers who began their operations in Toronto before 1865, but also all those who were employed by the larger manufacturers and who may have done nothing more than turn out component parts. (It) gives only the barest details for most of the entries: name, occupation (the way in which the man was identified at the time), working dates to 1890, and dates and places of residence and/or business to 1865. Additional information, including biographical data, types of furniture made, number and names of employees, outside activities, etc., is included where available. The working dates given are the earliest and latest dates for which there is actual proof that the cabinetmaker or chairmaker was working in Toronto. This is so even in cases where there may be reason to believe that the craftsman was active prior to or after the dates noted. Where a cabinetmaker is known to have changed his profession, his later occupation is mentioned, but the final date is always for work as a cabinet or chairmaker. In most instances birth dates are correct only to within a year, as they usually had to be calculated by subtracting the man's stated age from the year of the census or tax assessment roll in which it was given." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light foxing to top of textblock, very light rubbing/soiling, light soiling to spine, very minor edge wear. VG 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
ADVENTURES OF A PAPER SLEUTH., MacMillan, Hugh P.  Foreword by Ted Cowan.
67 MacMillan, Hugh P. Foreword by Ted Cowan. ADVENTURES OF A PAPER SLEUTH.
Canada Penumbra 2004 1894131622 / 9781894131629 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Signed by Author
343 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w illustrations. Signed by the author on the title page. "For more than 25 years, Hugh has roamed the highways, attics and basements of Ontario seeking out the often forgotten, usually unappreciated treasures of our documentary heritage. Combining the skills of a great detective with patience and tenacity, he rescued many fragile records of our experience. His passion for history has been infectious, enlisting the help of many in the cause, and triumphing over (bureaucracy) and indifference. His achievements have been real and numerous. His exploits, though, are the stuff of legend." from the rear panel. Chapter headings: The Making of a Paper Sleuth; Towboats and Canoes; The Remarkable Gravelles; Collectors and Their Obsessions; The Edgars: a Jacobite Family; The Wild Frontier; The Canal Builders; Glengarry Tales; The Ones That Got Away; The Last Fatal Duel; Taking a Cowan and Other Methods; A Gael for All Seasons; Adventurers and Explorers; Holy Herb; Archival Security; Loyalists and Other Tales; The Semi-Wild West; Nigel Drayton: a Real Eccentric; Bolsheviks, Buccaneers and Amazons; Two Wild Riders; Nor'Wester Tales. Minor wrinkling at top of spine, minor twist to spine. Dust jacket has very minor edge wear/wrinkling. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
INFINITE RICHES:  THE ADVENTURES OF A RARE BOOK DEALER., Magee, David.  Introduction by Lawrence Clark Powell.
68 Magee, David. Introduction by Lawrence Clark Powell. INFINITE RICHES: THE ADVENTURES OF A RARE BOOK DEALER.
Toronto Fitzhenry & Whiteside 1973 0839735537 / 9780839735533 First Canadian Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
274 pp, 8 1/2" H. B&w illustrations. "Life in the rare book business can be filled with excitement and surprise, as described by David Magee, San Francisco antiquarian bookseller, in this witty and highly civilized account of some of his adventures here and abroad. With lively humor and sophistication, Mr. Magee entertains and enlightens as he tells amusing and suspenseful anecdotes about the people he has encountered, the places he has visited, and the events he has attended in the course of nearly half a century in the rare book trade. (His) vignettes of the many and varied clients, confreres, dear friends and strangers with whom he has dealt are a charming pageant of human beings - sometimes eccentric, amusing or moving - always vivid to the reader." Very small stamp mark (bird) on top of text block, minor wrinkle at top of spine, light toning to edges of text block. Dust jacket has very light edge wear, light browning at inside edges and on flap-folds, one tiny edge tear. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
CANADA SPECIALIZED POSTAGE STAMP CATALOGUE 1987-88., Maresch, Wm. H.P. and Leggett, A.W., foreword.
69 Maresch, Wm. H.P. and Leggett, A.W., foreword. CANADA SPECIALIZED POSTAGE STAMP CATALOGUE 1987-88.
Toronto Canada Specialized 1987 Soft Cover Very Good - 
162 pp, 8vo (8 3/8" H). Profusely illustrated in b&w, showing stamps, postmarks, perforations. Contents: Foreword; Crown Circle Postmarks; Bishop Marks; Ship Letter Postmarks, Steam Boat Postmarks; Straight-Line Postmarks; The Legislative Postmarks; The Four Ring Numerals; The Two Ring Numerals; Plate Proofs of the Pence Issues; Plate Proofs of the Decimal Issues; Credits; Province of Canada; Dominion of Canada; Registered Letter Stamps; Special Delivery; Admirals; Admiral Lathework; War Tax; Air Mail; Air Mail Special Delivery; 1967 Definitives; 1972-6 Definitives; Semi-Postals; 1977-83 Definitives; Postage Dues; Officials; Perforated Officials; Bahamas Special Delivery Stamps used in Canada; Complete Booklets; Plate and Inscription Blocks; Commemorative Index; Year Sets; Semi-Official Air Mails; Scadta Air Mails; British Columbia; Proofs of the Cents Issue (New Brunswick); New Brunswick; Proofs of the Cents Issue (Nova Scotia); Nova Scotia; Prince Edward Island; Proofs of the Cents Issue (Newfoundland); Newfoundland; This Catalogue and how to use it. Interior - tiny crease/curl at bottom corner of approx. fist 230 pages, very soft creases at other corners. Exterior - minor rubbing, very soft corner creases. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
THE "NEW" PEWTER MARKS AND OLD PEWTER WARE, DOMESTIC AND ECCLESIASTICAL., Markham, C.A., Major.
70 Markham, C.A., Major. THE "NEW" PEWTER MARKS AND OLD PEWTER WARE, DOMESTIC AND ECCLESIASTICAL.
London Reeves and Turner 1928 Second Edition, Revised and Enlarged. Hard Cover Very Good - 
355 pp, 10 1/4" H. Deep red boards with gold lettering/decoration on spine and front board. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, reproductions, marks. The title page continues: "Including Sections on the History of the Pewterer's Craft, Statutes, Ordinances, etc., relating to Pewterers from A.D. 1348. The Manufacture and Composition of Pewter Ware as well as its Cleaning and Repairing. Description of some 1,100 Marks or Touches, and Facsimilies of 200 from the original copper plates of the Pewterers' Company, London; etc." Previous owner's bookplate on front pastedown and signature in ink on free front endpaper, 1" split in paper at top of rear inside hinge, slight fading to color on top of text block, one small and two tiny corner bumps, light edge wear, wrinkling and several tiny tears at top/bottom of spine, small split in cloth at top of rear hinge, six tiny minor scuffs on rear board, minor rubbing to gold decoration on front board. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
RARE BOOKS:  FIFTEENTH TO NINETEENTH CENTURIES.  CATALOGUE 19.  MARTAYAN LAN., Martayan Lan.
71 Martayan Lan. RARE BOOKS: FIFTEENTH TO NINETEENTH CENTURIES. CATALOGUE 19. MARTAYAN LAN.
Martayan Lan, New York, n.d. 
184 pp, 9 3/4" H, soft cover. B&w illustrations. Contents: Travel, Geography, Americana & Related Fields; History of Science: Astronomy & Mathematical Instruments - Physics, Mathematics, Mining & Technology - Medicine, Pharmacy, Natural History & Gardening; Arts & Humanities (Including Architecture, Art History, Music, Fete Books, and Calligraphy, etc.) Interior - small bump at top edge of pages - more towards rear of book, tiny bump to bottom corner of pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - bump to top edge of rear cover, tiny crease at bottom corner of rear cover. Very Good- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
ROY VERNON SOWERS:  A LIFE IN RARE BOOKS., Mason, Roger Burford.  (Roy Vernon Sowers.)
72 Mason, Roger Burford. (Roy Vernon Sowers.) ROY VERNON SOWERS: A LIFE IN RARE BOOKS.
Toronto Subway Books 1997 0968166040 / 9780968166048 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good+ 
93 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). One of the trade edition of 950 copies. B&w illustrations. "A Canadian whose first shop, in the mid-1920s, was a mecca for Toronto collectors and writers, Sowers later settled in Southern California. There he dealt rarities to the emerging carriage trade and subsequently worked at the famous Huntington Library. Later still, he was a conspicuous book- and print-dealer at a succession of locations in San Francisco, where he also patronized and promoted the fine-press movement. Sowers, who died in 1970, spent his last years gathering books in Britain and Europe for resale through catalogues from his remote fruit farm in the Santa Cruz Mountains. His catalogues (he issued seventy-nine in all) were notable for more than the often extraordinary books they described so knowledgeably, from modern first editions (in the first years of his career) to titles in early medicine and the history of science (areas which Sowers helped to make fashionable). His catalogues were themselves collected for the grumpy erudition of their introductory essays, pieces which grew more curmudgeonly as Sowers aged. In a trade that reveres both learning and eccentricity, Roy Vernon Sowers was held in special regard." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean. 
Price: 14.00 USD
 
 
THE LORE AND LURE OF HOOKED RUGS., McGown, Pearl K.
73 McGown, Pearl K. THE LORE AND LURE OF HOOKED RUGS.
West Boylston, Mass. Pearl K. McGown 1966 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Fair 
310 pp, 9 1/4" H. "Mrs. McGown traces the progress of the creative craft in which she has been so instrumental in both revival of interest and improvement of technique. For thirty-five years, (her) books, workshops and correspondence courses have concentrated on the concept of sharing information. Her newest book, a collection of essays ranging in subject from occupational therapy to directions for dyeing, covers every aspect of the art today, with special emphasis on Mrs. McGown's recent revival of crewel work and orientals as related to hooked rugs. There are useful tips about how to make a roomsize rug as well as how best to hold the small hook. A book for the novice as well as for the expert, (it) encourages originality and effort and accords fully as much respect to the creator as to the created. Supplementing the text are 164 illustrations, sixteen in color, accompanied by descriptive copy which, to the person who hooks, will capably serve as instructions." Previous owner's name/address in felt-tipped pen on free front endpaper, book is cracked at pages 150/151 - pages holding firmly, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, a few tiny foxing marks on top of text block, spine slightly twisted. Dust jacket has edge tears/chips/creases, light to moderate edge wear, old tape repairs on inside surface, very light browning to some edges and on rear flap-fold, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
74 McKendry, Ruth. Foreword by Dr. William E. Taylor, Jr. Photographs by Blake McKendry. Patterns by Lucy Anne Holliday. QUILTS AND OTHER BED COVERINGS IN THE CANADIAN TRADITION.
Toronto Discovery 1979 2nd Printing Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Photographs by Blake McKendry. 
240 pp, 4to (12 1/4" H). A beautiful book, covering not only the subject of bedding, but the social history that surrounds the artifacts. Chapter headings: Immigrants and Imports:The Loyalists and After; Making Cloth at Home; The Bedstead; Bed Furniture; The Feather Bed; Blankets, Sheets and Pillowcases; Quilts, Counterpanes and Coverlets; The Fabrics Used in Making Quilts; Sets, Borders and Batts; Quilt Names; Symbolism in Quilts; Dates, Origins and Styles; Epilogue; A Gallery of Traditional Quilts; Notes; Glossary of Terms; Acknowledgements; Bibliography; Index. 118 colour plates and 336 b&w plates by Blake McKendry "form a lavish gallery of nineteenth century North American textiles". Very light wrinkling amd minor wear at top/bottom of spine, a few tiny dents on bottom edge of boards, tiny scuff on rear board. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling, light wear at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light rubbing, small tear at top of spine and a 2" tear at bottom of rear flap-fold archivally taped. 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
ANTIQUE PEWTER OF THE BRITISH ISLES.  A BRIEF SURVEY OF WHAT HAS BEEN MADE IN PEWTER IN ENGLAND AND THE BRITISH ISLES, FROM THE TIME OF QUEEN ELIZABETH I TO THE REIGN OF QUEEN VICTORIA., Michaelis, Ronald F.
75 Michaelis, Ronald F. ANTIQUE PEWTER OF THE BRITISH ISLES. A BRIEF SURVEY OF WHAT HAS BEEN MADE IN PEWTER IN ENGLAND AND THE BRITISH ISLES, FROM THE TIME OF QUEEN ELIZABETH I TO THE REIGN OF QUEEN VICTORIA.
G. Bell and Sons, London, 1955, first edition. 
118 pp + 40 b&w plates, 8vo (8 11/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w drawings, plates. "The author has tackled the subject from an unusual viewpoint, so as to help collectors in examining the various objects made in pewter, particularly in the British Isles, in conjunction with the earlier recorded information about the methods of manufacture and the styles in vogue in bygone days. The records of the Worshipful Company of Pewterers of London have been freely drawn upon. Extracts f r o m t hem have been included, which should help students and collectors to decide for themselves the merits or otherwise of particular objects, and to gauge the comparative rarity of individual specimens of pewter-ware. The features which dist in gu is h t he pewter of one period from that of another are made clear, either in the text or by line and half-tone illustrations, and the various classes of pewter-ware have been grouped in separate chapters. There are also a full bibliography, in dex , a nd n ote s indicating the sources of the printed details." Light browning to pages and endpapers, previous owner's bookplate and small store label on front pastedown, browning to edges of textblock, light edge rubbing, light fading at bott om e dge of spi ne, slight bump at bottom corner of both boards. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has light to moderate edge wear and rubbing, a few tiny chips and tears - one with a crease, very light browning. Very Good-/Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
GOBLETS.  A BOOK INTENDED PRIMARILY TO BRING BEFORE THE COLLECTOR AND DEALER AN ACCURATE KNOWLEDGE OF THE MAJOR PORTIONS OF GOBLETS EXISTING AND TO ESTABLISH A TERMINOLOGY FOR THEM THAT WILL BE AT ONCE EFFECTIVE AND UNIFORM.  FIFTH EDITION., Millard, S.T.
76 Millard, S.T. GOBLETS. A BOOK INTENDED PRIMARILY TO BRING BEFORE THE COLLECTOR AND DEALER AN ACCURATE KNOWLEDGE OF THE MAJOR PORTIONS OF GOBLETS EXISTING AND TO ESTABLISH A TERMINOLOGY FOR THEM THAT WILL BE AT ONCE EFFECTIVE AND UNIFORM. FIFTH EDITION.
Central Press, Topeka, Kansas, 1947, 5th edition. 
Unpaginated, 8vo (8 7/8" H), hard cover (dark blue cloth with gold lettering on spine and front board) - no dust jacket. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. Eleven pages with small pencil notation, one page with light small red ink mark in margin, book lightly cracked at one place, previous owners bookplate and very light erased pencil marks on free front endpaper, a few small light foxing marks - mainly on last index page, tiny foxing marks on top/bottom of textblock, ligh t w a v i n e s s to fore-edge of textblock, light edge wear, very light soiling/rubbing on boards, area of light dis-coloration on front board. Good+ reference copy only. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
EARLY WOODENWARE IN CANADA., Morgan, Carl.
77 Morgan, Carl. EARLY WOODENWARE IN CANADA.
Cheltenham, Ontario Boston Mills Press 1977 0919822886 / 9780919822887 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good+ 
96 pp, 10" H. B&w photographs. Contents: Introduction; Wood and Our Heritage; Setting Your Sights; Looking Back - And Ahead; Woodenware; All That Glows Is Not Old; Boxes; Tools; Utensils; Unique. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear, minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE CROWN JEWELS OF GREAT BRITAIN., Murray, Adrian.
78 Murray, Adrian. THE CROWN JEWELS OF GREAT BRITAIN.
Jewellery and Silverware Council of Great Britain / National Jewellers' Association, London, n.d. 
15 pp, 10 3/4" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). Erratum slip laid in at page 11. B&w photographs. A look at the history and significance of Britain's Crown Jewels. Interior - minor soft crease at top edge of pages, very light printing ink offse t on last page and inside of rear cover, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - very light rubbing, minor soiling, a few small light water splashes on rear cover. Very Good- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
MILLER'S COLLECTING BLUE & WHITE POTTERY., Neale, Gillian.
79 Neale, Gillian. MILLER'S COLLECTING BLUE & WHITE POTTERY.
Miller's, London, 2004. 
160 pp, small 4to (10 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1840008334 Profusely illustrated with colour photographs, including marks. "Blue-and-white pottery has long proved a popular and accessible collecting area, with hand-painted patterns in blue and white first being used to decorate ceramics in the 17th century by the Chinese. Since the technique of transfer-printing was introduced in the late 18th century, a vast range of attractive yet affordable wares in numerous detail e d p a t t erns have been produced, offering tremendous scope to collectors. Learning how to discern between the different forms and periods, and uncovering the fascinating history behind the manufacture of the pieces, is an intriguing and rewar di ng pr oc es s .. ..dealer and expert Gillian Neale examines the many different strands (of the blue-and-white theme) by dividing the book into collecting by design, by decoration, by factory, and by use. A comprehensive introduction to the inv ent ion and de vel om e nt of blue-and-white pottery is provided, including the factory processes in manufacture. Over 350 full-colour photographs illustrate the diversity of blue-and-white pottery available at a wide range of prices, with useful col lect i ng i nfor mati on and advice highlighted throughout. Helpful tips are also given on how to care for and display your collection. Whether a beginner in the field or well-established collector, (this book) provides the essential backgrou nd in forma ti on ne eded to bu ild a successful collection." Dust jacket has two small light line indentations on rear panel. Fine/Very Good+ 
Price: 29.95 USD
 
 
WITHIN THE FAIRY CASTLE: COLLEEN MOORE'S DOLL HOUSE AT THE MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY, CHICAGO., Neff, Terry Ann R.  Photographs by Barbara Karant.
80 Neff, Terry Ann R. Photographs by Barbara Karant. WITHIN THE FAIRY CASTLE: COLLEEN MOORE'S DOLL HOUSE AT THE MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY, CHICAGO.
Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, (1997), first edition. 
127 pp, 4to (12 1/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0821225197 Profusely illustrated with color and b&w photographs. "This renowned doll house, conceived as a fairy castle, is one of the most beloved permanent displays at Chicago's Museum of Science and Indu stry. A gift to the museum from Colleen Moore, star of the silent-film era and the original 'flapper', the Fairy Castle has appealed to the imaginations of thousands of children since 1949. Moore's dream was to create a c a s t l e d e corated with fairy -tale themes, miniaturized to the scale of one inch to one foot. She spent hundreds of thousands of dollars and seven years making her dream come true - hiring Hollywood set designers and craftsmen to create the ca st le 's f ou r te en splendid rooms and exquisite furnishings, and gathering antique miniature treasures from all over the world. The minute and precious detail of this cherished residence of Moore's imaginary fairy prince and princess has b een ca ptu red in be au tif ul color photography, g iving the reader a close-up tour of the nine-foot-square and twelve-foot-high castle's rooms and their treasures. We enter the miniature palace of make-believe through the Magic Garden, with it s wo rkin g fo unta in a nd w eep ing wil low tree that cries ' real tears': travel through the Library of diminutive books, with contributions from F. Scott Fitzgerald, Willa Cather, and others: move on to the Great Hall, with its tiny paintings, d ainty chan delie rs ma de of diam onds and eme ralds, Cinderella's gl ass slippers, and more: and explore the castle's wonders from top to bottom...(includes) an illustrated biography of Colleen Moore's colorful life." Light waviness to edges o f text block, tiny dint o n bott om edg e of rear board , minor rubbing. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top of spine and flap-folds, minor rubbing, faint rub line down front panel. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 100.00 USD
 
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