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1 Alex Taylor Co. TAYLOR SPORTS GIFTS.
New York Alex Taylor Co. Stapled in Wraps Very Good 
64 pp, 9" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, drawings. Gift suggestions from Alex Taylor & Co. - The House That Sport Built - Taylor Building, 22 E. 42nd St., N.Y.C. Covers everything from bridge, golf, basketball, tennis, poker, health exercising, roller skating and shooting to pens, novelty lamps, smoking accessories, desk sets, home movie equipment, book ends, beverage sets and more. No date, but a set of Walter Hagen "De Luxe" Irons (9 club, steel shafted, matched and registered set) is priced at $84.50 and the Taylor "Babe Ruth" Junior Louisville Slugger is listed at $1.00. Interior - one or two small areas of ink smudging on first page, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear - mainly on spine, one very small scuff on front cover, one tiny corner crease. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
HOW TO BUILD 35 GREAT CLOCKS., Daniele, Joseph W.
2 Daniele, Joseph W. HOW TO BUILD 35 GREAT CLOCKS.
Mechanicsburg, PA Stackpole 1984 0811722325 / 9780811722322 Soft Cover Near Fine 
192 pp, 11" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, drawings, diagrams. "Complete with working plans, drawings, instructions" to build 35 clocks, grouped in the following sections: Simple Wall, or Plaque-style, Clocks; Shelf Clocks; Wall Clocks; Tall Case Clocks; Weather Stations. The Appendix gives Suppliers and Finishing Suggestions and Techniques. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
3 de Camp, L. Sprague. THE RELUCTANT KING TRILOGY. VOLUME ONE. THE GOBLIN TOWER. VOLUME TWO. THE CLOCKS OF IRAZ. VOLUME THREE. THE UNBEHEADED KING. 3 VOLUME SET.
Del Rey, New York, (1983), Ist printings. 
260 pp, 161 pp, 180 pp, paperbacks - 3 volumes. "King Jorian was rather attached to his head. Hence, he felt his promise to steal the Kist of Avlen, a treasure trove of ancient manuscripts on magic, was little enough a price to pay for a chance to escape his own beheading. But when the quest pitted him against one peril after another - a murderous wizard and his giant squirrel, a castle full of executioners, a marauding troop of ape men, and a voluptuous 500 year-old princess who was also a serpent - Jorian wondered if he'd made a good bargain..." Interiors - pages of volume 3 lightly browned, store stamps at bottom and small pen notation at top of first page of volumes 1 & 2, spines flat with light wrinkles on volume 3 but no reading creases. VG 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
FABERGE: IMPERIAL JEWELLER., Habsburg, Geza von and Lopato, Marina.  (A. Kenneth Snowman, Carol Aiken, Ulla Tillander-Godenhielm, Anne Odom, Karina Orlova, Larisa Zavadskaia, Boris Ometov, Galina Smorodinova, Tatiana Muntian, Alexaner von Solodkoff, Paul Schaffer.)
4 Habsburg, Geza von and Lopato, Marina. (A. Kenneth Snowman, Carol Aiken, Ulla Tillander-Godenhielm, Anne Odom, Karina Orlova, Larisa Zavadskaia, Boris Ometov, Galina Smorodinova, Tatiana Muntian, Alexaner von Solodkoff, Paul Schaffer.) FABERGE: IMPERIAL JEWELLER.
Washington, D.C. Faberge Arts Foundation 1993 0883971100 / 9780883971109 Soft Cover Very Good - 
476 pp, square 8vo (8 5/8" x 8 5/8" x 1 3/8"). Profusely illustrated with color and b&w photographs. The catalogue of an exhibition. Contents: Faberge in Our Time; History of the House of Faberge; Chronology of the House of Faberge in Its Time; New Insights into Faberge from Russian Documents; A Few Remarks Concerning Imperial Easter Eggs; Imperial Easter Eggs - A Technical Study; New Light on the Workshop of Henrik Wigstrom; The Moscow Workshops; Faberge and the Paris 1900 Exposition Universelle; The London Branch; Faberge Drawings in the Hermitage Collection; Faberge's Houses in St. Petersburg; Kshesinskaia's Memories; A Treasure Found in Solianka Street; Tracing Faberge's Treasures after 1918; Faberge and America; 'Fauxberge'; Catalogue of Works; Hallmarks; Birbaum Memoirs; Selected Bibliography; Index. Interior - slight yellowing to edges of pages, faint lettering ink offset on title page. Exterior - light rubbing, light edge wear, two small creases at bottom front corner, crease down middle of rear cover, very small piece of laminate missing at bottom edge of rear cover, slight waviness to top/bottom of textblock, light wrinkling at bottom of spine, spine flat and uncreased. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
HENRY MORGAN & CO. LIMITED 1908 CHRISTMAS CATALOGUE., Henry Morgan & Co.
5 Henry Morgan & Co. HENRY MORGAN & CO. LIMITED 1908 CHRISTMAS CATALOGUE.
Hudson's Bay Company 1992 Reprint Stapled in Wraps Very Good+ 
48 pp, 9 1/2" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, drawings. A reproduction of the 1908 Christmas catalogue of the prestigious Montreal department store, Henry Morgan & Co. Includes jewellery, furs, dolls, roller skates, footballs, games, Indian novelties, glassware, umbrellas, etc., etc. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - slight fading on spine area. 
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.
6 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
 
 
ANTIQUE TRADER ADVERTISING PRICE GUIDE., Husfloen, Kyle, editor.  Rich Penn, contributing editor.
7 Husfloen, Kyle, editor. Rich Penn, contributing editor. ANTIQUE TRADER ADVERTISING PRICE GUIDE.
Krause, Iola, WI, 2001. 
286 pp, 8vo (8 15/16" H), soft cover. ISBN 0873492242 Profusely illustrated in b&w and color. "Advertising items are one of the most popular fields of collecting in the world today and Antique Trader Books is proud to offer a new, comprehensive g uide to this special realm. Drawn from major auction results and with the input of noted authorities, including Contributing Editor Rich Penn, this guide will be an invaluable resource for advanced collectors as well as the novice." Chapt e r h e a d i n gs: Automotive Collectibles; Breweriana; Calendars; Clocks; Coca-Cola Items; Display Cabinets; Display Cases; Display Figures & Displays; Display Jars & Containers; Match Holders & Safes; Paperweights; Pinback Buttons; Pocket Mirro rs ; S ig ns ; So da F ountain Collectibles; String & Sack Holders; Tins; Tobacciana; Trade Cards; Trade Catalogs; Trays; Watch Fobs; Miscellaneous Items. Fine 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
MISSION TO CHINA:  MATTEO RICCI AND THE JESUIT ENCOUNTER WITH THE EAST., Laven, Mary.
8 Laven, Mary. MISSION TO CHINA: MATTEO RICCI AND THE JESUIT ENCOUNTER WITH THE EAST.
London Faber and Faber 2011 0571225179 / 9780571225170 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
279 pp, 8 3/4" H. B&w maps, colour plates. "In the sixteenth century, the vast and sophisticated empire of China lay almost entirely unknown to Western travellers. As global trade expanded, this land of reputedly boundless wealth, pale-faced women, and indecipherable tongues begn to feed the fantasies of European merchants and adventurers. The Catholic Church, meanwhile, saw in this great people millions of souls who would be damned unless the Christian message could be brought to them. Mary Laven tells the extraordinary story of the first Jesuit mission to China. Confronting enormous challenges, the Italian priest Matteo Ricci and a handful of learned companions embarked on a journey into the heart of the Empire, the fabled Forbidden City. As they became intimate with a culture that was utterly alien and strangely familiar, they clung to a belief that reason, books and science would be their chief tools in the battle to win Chinese converts. Yet the story told (here) is much more than a war of ideas. The Jesuits waged their campaigns through the senses: the smell of incense, the taste of warm rice-wine, the sound of an out-of-tune harpsichord, the gleam of a Venetian prism. The history of religion has never been so sensuous." Very light wrinkling at top of spine, small bump at top corner of boards, light toning to top of text block, light waviness to for-edge of text block. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top of spine and flap-folds, three tiny dents on front hinge. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
PATEK PHILIPPE: COMPLICATED WRIST WATCHES - KOMPLIZIERTE ARMBANDUHREN - MONTRES-BRACELETS COMPLIQUEES., Negretti, Giampiero & De Vecchi, Paolo.
9 Negretti, Giampiero & De Vecchi, Paolo. PATEK PHILIPPE: COMPLICATED WRIST WATCHES - KOMPLIZIERTE ARMBANDUHREN - MONTRES-BRACELETS COMPLIQUEES.
Koln Konemann 1999 382901449X / 9783829014496 First Thus Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
180 pp, folio (13 1/4" H). Profusely illustrated with colour photographs. Trilingual text (English / German / French). "Since its foundation in 1839, the Geneva factory (of Patek Philippe) has determined the appearance of each type of watch popular at the time, from pocket watches to table clocks and wrist watches. Countless patents have been developed there in order to substantially improve the reliability and precision of their timepieces. At international auctions, their individual models have always been amongst the most highly prized and sought after by collectors. This volume presents an important private collection with timepieces dating from 1923 to 1981. The exclusive focus of attention is on the most interesting chapter in the history of Patek Philippe's development: the so-called complicated wrist watches whose development was made possible by the firm's winding mechanism, patented in 1861. The various models are classified according to type of watch and date of production, and are accompanied by the essential technical data together with lavish use of illustrations." Contents: Patek Philippe: Collecting Quality; Patek Philippe: Technical and Stylistic Excellence on Your Wrist; Chronographs; Perpetual Calendar Watches with Chronographs; Calendar Watches; World Time Watches; Dual Time Zone Watches; Minute Repetition Watches; Bibliography; Short Chronology. Very minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine, tiny dent and faint crease on rear panel. 
Price: 150.00 USD
 
 
MENNONITE FURNITURE:  THE ONTARIO TRADITION IN YORK COUNTY., Nykor, Lynda Musson & Musson, Patricia D.  Foreword by Nancy-Lou Patterson.  Photographs by Martha Kuehner.
10 Nykor, Lynda Musson & Musson, Patricia D. Foreword by Nancy-Lou Patterson. Photographs by Martha Kuehner. MENNONITE FURNITURE: THE ONTARIO TRADITION IN YORK COUNTY.
James Lorimer, Toronto, 1977. 
95 pp, 8 3/8" H, soft cover. B&w photographs. ISBN 0888621493 "Mennonites are among the earliest settlers of nineteenth-century Ontario. A law-abiding, deeply religious and pacifist people, they travelled from Pennsylvania by wagon and foot to s ettle in the Niagara area around Kitchener-Waterloo and in York County north of Toronto. To Canada the Mennonites brought a long rural tradition of architecture, furniture-making and folk art. These ideas inspired the houses and farms the y b u i l t , and the production of a great variety of furniture, in a style rooted in Germany and Pennsyvania and modified with the Ontario experience. Authors Musson and Nykor concentrate on the furniture of the York County area, and draw paral le l s an d co nt ra s ts with the predominant styles in other Ontario communities. Also discussed are the homes, farms and churches of the Mennonite community. These too are distinctive in style while unmistakeably part of the larger nineteenth-c ent ur y Ont ar io tra dit io n." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear and browning, ghost sticker mark and small indentation on front cover, very light rubbing/soiling and small corner crease on rear co ve r, s pin e c olor is fad ed - lettering still very legible. Very Good- 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
11 Palardy, Jean. Translated by Eric McLean. THE EARLY FURNITURE OF FRENCH CANADA.
Macmillan of Canada, Toronto, 1971, reduced size reprint. 
412 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H), hard cover - no dust jacket. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, drawings. "....provides a valuable source-book of basic information on the design and workmanship of French Canadian furniture from the seventeenth to the first half of the nineteenth century. Armoires, buffets, chairs, commodes, beds and other common items are described and illustrated in detail, and the scope of the book extends to spinning-wheels, chandeliers, mantelpieces, stoves, fab r i c s , d oors, locks and latches. Objects are not treated in isolation: the settings are brilliantly recreated, with outlines of the daily lives of the 'habitants' and of the craftsmen, the use and identification of Canadian woods, a functional d es cr ip ti o n of the furniture, a comparison between French and French Canadian traditional furniture, fascinating inventories of the contents of buffets and armoires, letters and correspondence, lists of woodworkers' tools and descriptions of th eir wo rki ng me th ods. Included also are suggestions for restoring the original colour to traditional furniture, and for identifying genuine French Canadian period pieces. There are approximately 600 black-and-white photographs." Previous owne r's name on fre e f ron t endpaper, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light edge wear, tiny faint foxing marks on edges of text block, light soiling on fore-edge of text block, two small light stains on rear board, faint foxing mark s on boar ds - main ly f ront . V ery Good 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
HISTORIC GUELPH:  THE ROYAL CITY.  VOL. XIX.  1979-1980., Pollard, Ruth and Pollard, Eber, editors.  (John W. Keleher, Margaret Wallace Hill, Joyce Blyth, Edgar Vaughan, Paul Lavoie.)
12 Pollard, Ruth and Pollard, Eber, editors. (John W. Keleher, Margaret Wallace Hill, Joyce Blyth, Edgar Vaughan, Paul Lavoie.) HISTORIC GUELPH: THE ROYAL CITY. VOL. XIX. 1979-1980.
Guelph Historical Society, Guelph, Ontario, 1980. 
76 pp, 9" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). ISBN 07095562 B&w photographs, reproductions, maps. Contents: Bishop Alexander Macdonell; Joseph Connolly, Architect, Church of Our Lady, Guelph; Felix Hanlon, Pioneer and his family; Blyth's Tavern at Marden; The Guayrians at Guelph in Upper Canada - some additional notes; The Floral Clock at Riverside Park, Guelph; About our Contributors; Guelph Historical Society Officers for 1979-1980. Interior - faint yellow hi-liter on some scatt e r e d t e x t of the first article, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear to covers, light wear at top of spine, minor browning on spine, small light stain on rear cover. Very Good- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
A WESTMINSTER CHILDHOOD., Raynor, John.  Illustrated by Dennis Flanders.
13 Raynor, John. Illustrated by Dennis Flanders. A WESTMINSTER CHILDHOOD.
Cassell, London, 1973, first edition. 
213 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0304291838 B&w illustrations. "When John Raynor, composer of nearly seven hundred song settings, died so tragically in a road accident in 1970, he left behind not only his lifetime's musical work, but the manuscript of this enchanting account of the years of his childhood. His father was Arthur Guy Sandars Raynor, a famous Master of the King's Scholars at Westminster School, and the young John spent his earliest years in the g r e y p r e s ence of London's great Abbey. History and tradition were the day-long companions of the perceptive, sensitive child, who indeed was born at No. 3, Little Dean's Yard, 'that inmost court of an inner court, the quietest and dreamies t p la ce i n L on do n' . But there were sounds and colours and images that were to stay with him all his life and which he recorded so evocatively in this book: the brilliant-hued flowers of Westminster's secluded gardens; the magic of first h ea rin g t he Abb ey 's glo rio us organ; the clocks of London that became a lifelong passion; nursery fires and braziers; his mother's jewel case and his father's butterfly case, full of dazzling, glittering, shimmering things to feast a child's ey es. Te rror an d sa dne ss also cas t their shadows, to persist into later life: a haunted bedroom which drove the five-year-old boy to the brink of a nervous breakdown; the nameless, primitive horror borne on the wind from a tannery; the dreade d ch urch door whic h pro ved to have had h um an skin nailed to it; the death of a brother, killed in the holocaust of 1918. This is a quiet, gentle book, written by a gentle man whose love for the England that he knew shines as surely in these 'r ecoll ectio ns in tran quilit y' o f a happ y, com ple te childhood at the beginning of the century as it does in the songs by which he has so greatly enriched English music." Light fading at top edge of spine and at part of rear board, very smal l ligh t stai n on b ottom of text block , ve ry min or edge wea r. Dust jacket is price clipped, has light wrinkling and wear at top of spine and flap-folds, light fading to spine color, one small and one tiny closed tear. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
14 Shackleton, Philip. Signed. THE FURNITURE OF OLD ONTARIO.
Macmillan of Canada, Toronto, (1973), 1st. edition. 
399 pp, 4to, hard cover in slipcase. SIGNED BY AUTHOR ON LIMITATION PAGE. Printed by the Hunter Rose Company on Rolland Primacote Dull and bound in Columbia Bolton Buckram. This is numbered copy 233 out of a limited edition of 250 copies. 600 il lus. including 12 col. plates. "This superb, fully illustrated volume provides an authoritative guide to some of the most interesting furniture made in Ontario from the beginnings of settlement to 1860 ...(describes) nearly 600 pieces of t h e f u r niture of old Ontario. Each item is fully described with careful attention to the woods used, original finish, and outstanding details; and each is accompanied by a photograph..." Chapters cover: Chairs; Sofas and Settees; Bedsteads; Cr ad l es ; Ch ests; Chests of Drawers; Desks and Secretaries; Cupboards; Sideboards; Clocks; Tables; Washstands; Looking-glasses; Misc. furniture. Slicase has light fading to edges and some panels, tiny scuff on each large side panel. Near Fine/ Ver y G oo d- 
Price: 95.00 USD
 
 
THE NETHERLANDS:  A STUDY OF SOME ASPECTS OF ART, COSTUME AND SOCIAL LIFE., Sitwell, Sacheverell.
15 Sitwell, Sacheverell. THE NETHERLANDS: A STUDY OF SOME ASPECTS OF ART, COSTUME AND SOCIAL LIFE.
London B.T. Batsford Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
168 pp, 8 3/4" H. Top edge orange. Pictorial endpapers, b&w drawings, b&w and colour plates, fold-out map at rear. Contents: Introduction; Dutch Water Towns (Delft, Dordrecht, Haarlem, Leyden, Utrecht); Amsterdam (Churches, Canals, Houses, and their Interiors); Villages of the Waterland (Broek, Koog aan de Zaan, Krommenie, Monnikendam, Edam, Volendam, Marken); The Hague and the Work of Daniel Marot; Noord Holland (Haarlem, Alkmaar, Hoorn, Enkhuizen, Medemblik); Friesland (Costume, Towns and Villages, Religious Sects); Two Excursions: Sunday at Staphorst / Weekday at Spakenburg; Dutch Gardens; Cornelis Troost and his Times; Zeeland (The Islands of Walcheren, Noord and Zuid Beveland, Schouwen and Tholen, Zeeuwsch-Vlaanderen, Over Flakkee and Voorne; Index. Previous owner's name stamp on free front endpaper, minor edge wear, tiny bump at top of front hinge. Dust jacket has square clip at top of front flap - price is present; very light browning to spine, flap-folds, and some edges; very light edge wear/wrinkling, minor soiling. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
CHRISTMAS CATALOGUE 1897.  THE T. EATON CO. LIMITED., T. Eaton Co. (Eaton's).
16 T. Eaton Co. (Eaton's). CHRISTMAS CATALOGUE 1897. THE T. EATON CO. LIMITED.
Toronto T. Eaton Co. / facsimile reprint by David E. Scott Publishing Facsimile Edition. Soft Cover Very Good - 
72 pp, 8 1/4" H, - stapled in wraps. An additional 10 pp, stapled at top corner and folded in half are laid in. Lots of b&w drawings. A facsimile reprint of Eaton's Christmas for 1897 with Christmas crackers, books, toys, perfumes, furs, jewelry, linens, hats, furniture and men's, ladies' and children's fashions, etc. The additional sheets, which are full-sized and printed on one side only, show watches, rings, silverware, clocks, china and lighting. Interior - light to moderate browning, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light browning to spine and edges. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
17 Webster, Donald Blake. CANADIAN GEORGIAN FURNITURE.
Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, 1981. 
32 pp, 8" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). ISBN 0888542623 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. "The new ROM Insight Series focuses on concise, well-illustrated introductions to a variety of topics in the fields of art and archaeology - a ll written by recognized experts in their subjects. (This booklet) focuses on elegant formal furniture made in Canada in the early decades of the 19th century. It is a very readable introduction to one of the finest early decorative arts f o r m s p r o duced in Canada. Most of the twenty-three pieces of furniture illustrated are from the collections of the Canadian Department of the Royal Ontario Museum: the photographs are accompanied by comprehensive captions." Interior - clea n an d ti gh t w it h no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear, very minor rubbing. Very Good+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
 


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