ph: 416.703.9908
fax: 905.734.4146


Antiques Books

Return to Search Page

Total Books found 33

Next Last

HEPPLEWHITE FURNITURE DESIGNS from the Cabinet-Maker and Upholster's Guide 1794. With a preface by Ralph Edwards, F.S.A.
Alec Tiranti: London, 1965.
Black cloth. pp [2], (81). 80 reproductions from the 18th century original. Bookplate and shop sticker at front, else fine. Price-clipped jacket has been laminated, VG otherwise.
$14.95                          Book Number: 44945                          Order / Enquire

New York: GCMI, 1958.
pp [12], stapled in illustrated card covers. Illustrated. Front cover has a tape stain from a printed slip now laid in stating "This is not a Ball Brothers publication". Laid in is a folded 1961 typed letter on Ball Brothers Company (Muncie, Indiana) letterhead addressed to Mr. L.W. Ball of Drummondville, Quebec. The company no longer makes glass top seal rubbers, lids, or bands. The War Production Board required all fruit jar manufacturers to fit their jars with glass top seal caps because they wanted to save metal and rubber. After the war when metal lids came back, consumers no longer wanted the glass tops. With the original mailing envelope to L.W. Ball. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced. Size: Octavo.
$15.00                          Book Number: 45310                          Order / Enquire

"A Practical Man" (John Field?)
FRENCH POLISHER'S HANDBOOK with a section on gilding and bronzing
London: Percival Marshall, no date (1921? 1922?),
Tan pictorial covers printed in black & brown. pp 114. Illustrated. Small tears to spine ends, small corner chip to rear cover, else a VG+ clean, tight and unworn copy, no owner names. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.
$19.00                          Book Number: 44792                          Order / Enquire

Bird, Michael S.
Ontario Fraktur: A Pennsylvania-German Folk Tradition in Early Canada
Toronto: M.F. Fehely, 1977.
Oblong octavo, black cloth, red endpapers. 144 pp, numerous illustrations in colour and b&w, indexed. Fine copy, no owner names. Dust jacket has some rubbing, generally VG otherwise. "This is the first serious study done in Canada of Fraktur, a rich tradition of folk art having its beginnings in Medieval Erope and brought to North America by Germanic settlers fleeing religious persecution... Michael Bird examines in detail the majhor teaching groups who practiced at that time and discusses the tradition as it appears in the three founding Mennonite communities in Southern Ontario - the Niagara Peninsula, Markham Township and Waterloo County." - jacket.
$20.00                          Book Number: 25199                          Order / Enquire

New York: Doubleday, Page for Robert H. Ingersoll & Bro., 1919.
Quarter bound in white linen and blue boards, paper spine label, top edge gilt. pp 294 + 24 plates with captioned tissue guards, line drawings in text. Text paper lightly toned; spine lightly darkened, label yellowed and lightly rubbed; cracked front inner hinge neatly repaired; else a VG clean and tight copy, no owner names. Issued by Ingersoll to mark their 25th anniversary in the watch industy. Includes a history of time keeping, clocks, the American watch industry, bibliography, chonological list of American watch manufacturers, well known watch collections, encyclopedic dictionary, and more.
$30.00                          Book Number: 33320                          Order / Enquire

BURTON, William
PORCELAIN, Its Nature, Art and Manufacture.
London: Batsford, no date [1906]., 1906.
Blue cloth stamped in blind and gilt. viii, 264 pp + 50 black & white plates. Covers have some rubbing; short tears to head of spine; bookplate to front pastedown, blind-stamped ownership to front free endpaper; tanning to the endpapers; a good, clean & sound copy otherwise. The majority of the book is on Chinese and Japanese porcelain.
$20.00                          Book Number: 16032                          Order / Enquire

Collard, Elizabeth
Montreal: McGill University Press, 1967.
Quarto, mauve cloth. pp [2], xx, 441, b&w photos in text, indexed. Cloth a little frayed at spine tips; ink name on front free endpaper; else a VG clean & tight copy, no marks in text. Mauve dust jacket is tanned at spine. flap folds, and margins; short edge tears, VG otherwise.The first book to set pottery and porcelain in Canada in their historical context and the first detailed study of British ceramic wares in a colonial market. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra shipping may be required.
$40.00                          Book Number: 24457                          Order / Enquire

Collard, Elizabeth
The Potters' View of Canada: Canadian Scenes on Nineteenth Century Earthenware
Kingston & Montreal: McGill-Queens University Press, 1983.
Octavo, blue cloth, black endpapers. pp x, (198) + colour frontispiece; b&w reproductions in text; indexed. Fine copy, no owner marks. One inch tear and crease along top margin of front panel; VG otherwise. "This is the first book to be devoted exclusively to potters' view of Canada. Covering the period from the beginning of the nineteenth century to the end of Queen Victoria's reign, this volume focuses chiefly on wares made for the dinner table or washstand. All are earthenware, decorated by transfer printing, and produced by British potters. The scenes they depict range from the awesome falls at Niagara to early steamboats on the St. Lawrence, from igloos in the Arctic to a governor's residence in New Brunswick. Elizabeth Collard traces the evolution of these wares, placing them in their historical setting and identifying the sources from which many of the views were derived. She also provides much detail on the English and Scottish potters and on the artists whose work they adapted to their own use." - jacket.
$25.00                          Book Number: 27385                          Order / Enquire

WROUGHT IRON IN ARCHITECTURE: Wrought Iron Craftmanship; Historical Notes and Illustrations of Wrought Iron in Italy, Spain France, Holland, Belgium, England, Germany, America; Modern Wrought Iron; Light Fixtures and Knockers; Specifications
New York: Scribner's, c1967,
Later printing (first was in 1929). Cloth & boards. pp (vi), 202. Photos, drawings, index. Fine in VG jacket.
$16.95                          Book Number: 45258                          Order / Enquire

West Hill, ON: Museum Restorations Service, 1962.
Maroon cloth. xvi, 308 pp. Bibliography, index. Numerous photos in text. Fine copy. Dust jacket has a small chip to upper inner corner of front panel, VG otherwise. An uncommon and important book on the subject, covering 750 gun makers. Note: 2 kg parcel, extra postage will be required
$75.00                          Book Number: 45219                          Order / Enquire

FROM BROAD-GLASS TO CUT CRYSTAL: a history of the Stourbridge glass industry
London: Leonard Hill, 1956.
Tall narrow octavo, maroon cloth. pp (xiv), 161 + colour frontispiece and 22 b&w plates. Rubber stamp in bottom margin of title page, small bruise to one outer corner, else fine. The thin dust jacket is worn, with long tears (mainly to the spine) internally mended, chip at foot of spine; now protected with a plastic wrapper. "This book tells the story of a world-famous industry which has been continuously producing glass for three-and-a-half centuries. It is the story of Stourbridge Glass told for the first time; of its products, domestic and fancy, of its significant figures, masters and cratsmen, makers and decorators, of its great periods and famous individual pieces, of the missionaries who carried its craft to Bristol and Newcastle and abroad to Ireland and the United States. It describes the trials and triumphs of its development from its earliest phase of window-glass and bottle-making, through its adoption of lead glass, pioneer experiments in pot-coloured glasses which culminated in the fantastic opulence of a mid-Victorian heyday, exploitation of cutting and its golden age of cameo-carving and engraving to the renowned cut crystal of today." - jacket
$25.00                          Book Number: 39766                          Order / Enquire

KURZ, Otto
New York: Dover, 1967.
Second edition, revised and enlarged (first was in 1948). pp 348 + ads. 142 illustrations in text. Covers creased, slight rubbing to spine folds, good clean copy otherwise. Covers archaeological materials, paintings, prints, glass, metal work, ceramics, furniture, and tapestries. Authoritative and a good read.
$8.95                          Book Number: 45263                          Order / Enquire

Laffin, John
World War I in Postcards
No place (UK): Wrens Park Publishing, 2001.
Glossy pictorial boards. pp (x), 201. Reproductions in colour and b&w. Ink owner name at front; corner bumps to covers; else VG+ in like jacket.
$19.00                          Book Number: 43852                          Order / Enquire

LALIQUE, Marc and Marie-Claude.
Lausanne, Switzerland: Edipop, 1977.
Tall quarto, brown cloth. pp (310). Colour reproductions throughout. Fine copy. Dust jacket has one short tear, else fine. Text in English and French. Art Nouveau glass and jewelry. Note: 2.5 kg parcel, extra shipping will be required.
$125.00                          Book Number: 41992                          Order / Enquire

Toronto: Anson-Cartwright Editions, 1976.
Octavo, card covers. pp (xx), 195. List of persons, index. Mild sunning and rubbing to covers, VG otherwise.
$15.00                          Book Number: 45522                          Order / Enquire

LEWIS, Florence
CHINA PAINTING. With Sixteen Original Coloured Plates. Second Edition
London: Cassell, 1884.
Second edition (first was in 1883). Oblong format, 19 x 25 cm, original olive cloth stamped in red. 52 pp + 16 tipped in chromolithographed plates; a few b&w illustrations in the General Introduction. Lacking the front free endpaper; private owner rubber stamp on half-title and rear free endpaper; slight foxing to margins of plate leaves and adjacent leaves, but no foxing nor creasing to the plates; old small paper label in corner of rear cover; else a VG+ clean, tight and unworn copy. An instructional book for hand-painting on china ceramics, including various stages in the process.
$65.00                          Book Number: 40735                          Order / Enquire

New York: Universe Books, 1978.
Yellow cloth. 160 pp, indexed, illustrations in text. Private bookplate on front pastedown (hidden by jacket flap), else fine. Price-clipped mustard jacket is faded to pale freen on spine and margins of panels, one inch creased tear to front panel, VG otherwise. Story of five supposed Chippendale chairs sold by Sotheby's, London, 1974, for a then record $207,500, but subsequently withdrawn and shipped to Sotheby's Parke Bernet in New York when it was discovered that they were actually American in origin. They were then attributed to Philadelphia furniture maker Benjamin Randolph. The author, a Connecticut antiques dealer, gives evidence for them being the work of C. Hanlon.
$15.00                          Book Number: 29289                          Order / Enquire

Mackay, Donald C
Silversmiths and Related Craftsmen of the Atlantic Provinces
Halifax, N.S.: Petheric Press, 1973.
Paper issue. Quarto. pp vi,133. Photos and plus extensive legend reproducing maker's marks from 1776 to 1900. A little leaned, else a VG clean and tight copy, no owner names.
$25.00                          Book Number: 21841                          Order / Enquire

MacLAREN, George
Halifax, N.S.: Nova Scotia Museum, 1968.
Second edition, revised. pp 42, [2]. Many illustrations. Covers a bit faded, with light soiling, corner creases, VG otherwise. Antique glassware manufactured in Nova Scotia. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced
$15.00                          Book Number: 45252                          Order / Enquire

MASI, Frank T., editor
Secaucus, NJ: Mastsushita Electric Corporation of America, 1985.
Octavo, card covers. pp (x), (134. Reproductions of old ads, photos of old typewriters, index. Cover crease, VG copy otherwise. History of the typewriter, with examples from the Panasonic Antique Typewriter Collection. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.
$8.95                          Book Number: 45823                          Order / Enquire

Next Last
Home | Contact Us | 2012-16© Steven Temple Books