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  • 1669-1680s ITALIAN MANUSCRIPT ACCOUNTS BOOK LUCIDO SPARAPANI et al TRENTO, ITALY by Lucido Sparapani 1669-1680s ITALIAN MANUSCRIPT ACCOUNTS BOOK LUCIDO SPARAPANI et al TRENTO, ITALY
    Lucido Sparapani

    ITALIAN MANUSCRIPT Accounts Book kept by LUCIDO SPARAPANI. Handwritten Italian text. Dates appear to be from 1669 to the 1680s. Possibly Trento, Italy.

    Contains 156 leaves completely filled with handwritten text. The leaves are hand numbered in two sections 1-71 and 1-85, with some blank leaves between the sections. Contemporary plain pasteboard covers, three cord binding, 5x7.5 inches (13x19 cm).

    The names I was able to identify include: Giuseppe Brunelli, Felice Vergelli, Andrea Pittore, Francesco Benigni, Giovanni Cortini; but there are more.

    Condition: Surprisingly GOOD condition, the pages are firm and well bound. The handwriting is sharp and clear but the small calligraphy and the iron in the ink makes it rather difficult to read (especially if, like me,…

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    ITALIAN MANUSCRIPT Accounts Book kept by LUCIDO SPARAPANI. Handwritten Italian text. Dates appear to be from 1669 to the 1680s. Possibly Trento, Italy.

    Contains 156 leaves completely filled with handwritten text. The leaves are hand numbered in two sections 1-71 and 1-85, with some blank leaves between the sections. Contemporary plain pasteboard covers, three cord binding, 5x7.5 inches (13x19 cm).

    The names I was able to identify include: Giuseppe Brunelli, Felice Vergelli, Andrea Pittore, Francesco Benigni, Giovanni Cortini; but there are more.

    Condition: Surprisingly GOOD condition, the pages are firm and well bound. The handwriting is sharp and clear but the small calligraphy and the iron in the ink makes it rather difficult to read (especially if, like me, you don't read Italian). The covers have wear and a piece missing at the bottom of the pine. A wonderful, very presentable copy.

    My research shows that the SPARAPANI family was a renowned family of nobility from the Trento province of Italy. The family held a number of noble titles. The family was apparently affluent, socially connected, and produced many notaries.

    I found that LUCIDO SPARAPANI wrote a book about Saint Vittorino in 1701 titled:

    "Notizia compendiosa della vita di S. Vittorino confessore, descritta dal conte Lucido Sparapani da Camerino nell'anno 1701. A cui furono aggiunti il panegirico composto per il sudetto santo, la narrazione della traslazione del suo corpo, e molti componimenti poetici..."

    (Compendium of the life of St. Vittorino confessor, described by Count Lucido Sparapani from Camerino in the year 1701. To which were added the panegyric composed for the aforementioned saint, the narration of the translation of his body, and many poems.)

    Because of the difficulty I have with Italian and the handwriting, there are likely errors in my description. Please correct me when you find them.

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  • 1682 Vellum PIERRE JURIEU - DERNIERS EFFORTS DE L'INNOCENCE Published by A. Arondeus FIRST EDITION by Pierre JURIEU 1682 Vellum PIERRE JURIEU - DERNIERS EFFORTS DE L'INNOCENCE Published by A. Arondeus FIRST EDITION
    Pierre JURIEU

    LES DERNIERS EFFORTS DE L'INNOCENCE AFFLIGÉE - Volume I and II (bound together in this single book), par (PIERRE JURIEU). A LA HAYE : CHEZ ABRAHAM ARONDEUS, Marchand Libraire au Palais, a l'Enseigne du Roy de France, M. DC. LXXXII (1682). This book almost immediately became an important and controversial work that was quickly reprinted, most notably by Chez David Dufour, Ville Franche, who republished the book in several editions also in the year 1682. VELLUM BOUND, small format 3" x 5.25", two parts in this one book (complete), pagination: [4], 182; [2],160 pages. I collated both Volume I and Volume II page-by-page with the copy of each volume held in the Rare Book

    Holdings of the Bavarian State Library,…

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    LES DERNIERS EFFORTS DE L'INNOCENCE AFFLIGÉE - Volume I and II (bound together in this single book), par (PIERRE JURIEU). A LA HAYE : CHEZ ABRAHAM ARONDEUS, Marchand Libraire au Palais, a l'Enseigne du Roy de France, M. DC. LXXXII (1682). This book almost immediately became an important and controversial work that was quickly reprinted, most notably by Chez David Dufour, Ville Franche, who republished the book in several editions also in the year 1682. VELLUM BOUND, small format 3" x 5.25", two parts in this one book (complete), pagination: [4], 182; [2],160 pages. I collated both Volume I and Volume II page-by-page with the copy of each volume held in the Rare Book

    Holdings of the Bavarian State Library, Germany. Those rare copies were digitized in 2010. Condition: The vellum covers are yellowed with age, stained, worn through along some of the edges, are peeling at the folds and edges, and have a 1/2 piece missing at the bottom of the spine; the inner rear hinge has completely split, exposing the inner binding and meaning that the vellum covers are almost disbound (a strong tug would remove them from the inner bound text. There is interesting very early writing, in French, on the front pastedown, the rear free endpaper, and on a laid-in slip of paper; there is also a signature on the very last page of text of Volume II. There is a handwritten date of 1712 on the front pastedown, but I don't know if all the writing is from that time or not. The front and rear pastedowns are soiled, creased, and have large tears. The first page of Volume I is soiled, has a dime-size edge chip (not affecting text), a couple hand-written letters "m" and "o.u." and a signature. Overall the inner pages are very nice - light foxing, mostly on the first and last few pages, some soiling, overall still tight, bright, clean and unmarked. Complete TRUE FIRST EDITION / FIRST PRINTING (Published by Chez Abraham Arondeus, La Haye) of this IMPORTANT WORK by PIERRE JURIEU. This true first printing is SCARCE, with copies only to be found in a few rare book rooms of Major Universities and National Collections (see WorldCat).

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  • 1734 TREATISE on CLOCKS / Traité des Horloges ILLUSTRATED w/ 27 Fold-Open PLATES - Clock and Watch Making by Jacques Allexandre 1734 TREATISE on CLOCKS / Traité des Horloges ILLUSTRATED w/ 27 Fold-Open PLATES - Clock and Watch Making
    Jacques Allexandre

    TRAITÉ GÉNÉRAL DES HORLOGES, by Jacques Allexandre.

    PARIS: Hippolyte-Louis Guerin & Jacques Guerin, 1734. First Edition. TEXT in FRENCH.

    A wonderfully illustrated treatise on the history and art of making timepieces. At the rear there is a catalog of writers on the subject with a brief account of their principal works.

    Hardcovers, leather covered boards, five raised spine bands, gilt decorated spine with brown morocco spine label lettered in gilt, red page edges, marbled endpapers, 5x8 inches (12x20 cm). Pagination: viii, 387, [8] pages;

    ILLUSTRATED with 27 ENGRAVED FOLDING PLATES and 4 folding tables. (Two of the 27 plates are numbered with the same number, namely plates IX and XXIII, so the last plate - which is actually plate…

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    TRAITÉ GÉNÉRAL DES HORLOGES, by Jacques Allexandre.

    PARIS: Hippolyte-Louis Guerin & Jacques Guerin, 1734. First Edition. TEXT in FRENCH.

    A wonderfully illustrated treatise on the history and art of making timepieces. At the rear there is a catalog of writers on the subject with a brief account of their principal works.

    Hardcovers, leather covered boards, five raised spine bands, gilt decorated spine with brown morocco spine label lettered in gilt, red page edges, marbled endpapers, 5x8 inches (12x20 cm). Pagination: viii, 387, [8] pages;

    ILLUSTRATED with 27 ENGRAVED FOLDING PLATES and 4 folding tables. (Two of the 27 plates are numbered with the same number, namely plates IX and XXIII, so the last plate - which is actually plate 27 - is numbered XXV.)

    GOOD Condition: Covers are rubbed, worn through at the corners and bottom edges, and chipped at the spine ends, but still solid and attractive. Internally, the pages are age toned, there is scattered light foxing, some plates have edgewear and some edge chipping, not affecting the illustrations, otherwise tight, bright, clean and clear. A complete, very presentable copy.

    This 1734 book is a rare time-piece in its own right.

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  • 1910 SALESWOMAN'S TEXTILE SAMPLE BOX with 598 VINTAGE FABRIC SWATCHES National Dress Goods Company 1910 SALESWOMAN'S TEXTILE SAMPLE BOX with 598 VINTAGE FABRIC SWATCHES National Dress Goods Company

    TEXTILE SAMPLE BOX of The National Dress Goods Company, with 598 FABRIC SWATCHES tipped onto captioned cards or into single-fold folders. The swatches are of various sizes: 2.75x3.75 inches (on cards), 3x4.5 inches (on cards), 2x2.5 inches (in folders). They are arranged in a box which is divided into several sections. Circa 1910. The sample box likely belonged to a saleswoman, as women were primarily who the National Dress Goods Company hired to sell their goods.

    All the fabric swatches and cards are in VERY GOOD condition, some of the swatches and some of the folders are creased, "sold out" is written beside some of the swatches, overall everything is present and bright, clean and clear. The box's lid is…

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    TEXTILE SAMPLE BOX of The National Dress Goods Company, with 598 FABRIC SWATCHES tipped onto captioned cards or into single-fold folders. The swatches are of various sizes: 2.75x3.75 inches (on cards), 3x4.5 inches (on cards), 2x2.5 inches (in folders). They are arranged in a box which is divided into several sections. Circa 1910. The sample box likely belonged to a saleswoman, as women were primarily who the National Dress Goods Company hired to sell their goods.

    All the fabric swatches and cards are in VERY GOOD condition, some of the swatches and some of the folders are creased, "sold out" is written beside some of the swatches, overall everything is present and bright, clean and clear. The box's lid is splitting for a few inches along one of its top edges and has a few creases, otherwise the box is solid and doing its job well.

    A RARE COLLECTION of HUNDREDS of ACTUAL FABRICS for use in designing all sorts of early 20th century fashions - women's dresses, children's wear, robes, pajamas, towels, etc. From NEW YORK'S HEYDAY as the TEXTILE CAPITAL OF AMERICA

    ******THE NATIONAL DRESS GOODS COMPANY, NEW YORK, needs competent responsible women to represent them in each locality. Pleasant permanent work. Free outfit. Good pay. Write today for full particulars. NATIONAL DRESS GOODS COMPANY Department 18 No 260 West Broadway New York.****** (From an AD in a 1910 issue of MUNSEY'S MAGAZINE.)

    INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: This fabric sample box is heavy and will require substantial additional shipping charges. After placing your order you will be notified of the additional charges and be able to accept or reject them before your payment is processed. Or you can contact us ahead of time to find out the shipping charge to your country. Thanks.

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  • 1926 Osaka Bijutsu Kurabu JAPANESE AUCTION CATALOG Toshi Boke Shozohin Nyusatsu 1926 Osaka Bijutsu Kurabu JAPANESE AUCTION CATALOG Toshi Boke Shozohin Nyusatsu

    TOSHI BOKE SHOZOHIN NYUSATSU. Fully Illustrated Japanese Auction Catalog.

    Published by Osaka Bijutsu Kurabu (Fine Arts Club), Osaka, Japan, 1926. First Edition.

    Softcover auction catalog, 7.5x10.5 inches (18.5x24 cm), approximately 75 pages, fully illustrated with b&w plates and two tipped in color plates. TEXT IN JAPANESE.

    GOOD condition, the covers are lightly soiled and toned with age, the spine covering has tears and chips, there is a small label on the front cover, the previous owner wrote prices realized by most of the items (which I think makes this catalog more interesting), otherwise just light use and age, still tight, bright, clean and clear. A solid, presentable copy.

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  • 1929 JAPANESE AUCTION CATALOG Tokyo Bijutsu Kurabu KO HATANO SHOGORO-SHI AIZOHIN TOKOHAMA-SHI BOKE SHOZOHIN NYUSATSU Mokuroku 1929 JAPANESE AUCTION CATALOG Tokyo Bijutsu Kurabu KO HATANO SHOGORO-SHI AIZOHIN TOKOHAMA-SHI BOKE SHOZOHIN NYUSATSU Mokuroku

    KO HATANO SHOGORO-SHI AIZOHIN TOKOHAMA-SHI BOKE SHOZOHIN NYUSATSU. Fully Illustrated Japanese Auction Catalog. Mokuroku.

    Published by Tokyo Bijutsu Kurabu (Fine Arts Club), 1929.

    Softcover auction catalog, Japanese string binding, 7.5x10.5 inches (18.5x24 cm), approximately 120 pages consisting mostly of b&w plates. TEXT IN JAPANESE.

    GOOD condition, there is a label on the front cover, some corner wear, overall just lightly used, still tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked. A solid, presentable copy.

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  • 1934 Tokyo Bijutsu Kurabu KOSETSUSAI YAMAUCHI-SHI MOMIYAMA KEIKA-SHI ZOHIN NYUSATSU MOKUROKU Japanese Art AUCTION CATALOG 1934 Tokyo Bijutsu Kurabu KOSETSUSAI YAMAUCHI-SHI MOMIYAMA KEIKA-SHI ZOHIN NYUSATSU MOKUROKU Japanese Art AUCTION CATALOG

    KOSETSUSAI YAMAUCHI-SHI MOMIYAMA KEIKA-SHI ZOHIN NYUSATSU MOKUROKU. Fully Illustrated Japanese Auction Catalog.

    Published by Tokyo Bijutsu Kurabu (Fine Arts Club), Tokyo, 1934. TEXT IN JAPANESE.

    Softcover auction catalog, Japanese string binding, 7.5x10.5 inches (18.5x24 cm). Pagination: 6, [130] of plates, some folded.

    GOOD condition, the rear cover has creases, chipping and tears (please see photo), otherwise lightly used and still tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked. A solid, presentable copy.

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  • 1935 Tokyo Bijutsu Kurabu JAPANESE ART AUCTION CATALOG Kuriyama-ke Aizohin Nyusatsu 1935 Tokyo Bijutsu Kurabu JAPANESE ART AUCTION CATALOG Kuriyama-ke Aizohin Nyusatsu

    KURIYAMA-KE AIZOHIN NYUSATSU. Fully Illustrated Japanese Auction Catalog.

    Published by Tokyo Bijutsu Kurabu (Fine Arts Club), 1935.

    Softcover auction catalog, Japanese string binding, 7.5x10.5 inches (18.5x24 cm). Pagination: 19, [64] pages of plates (some folded). TEXT IN JAPANESE.

    GOOD condition, the covers have a couple small scrapes, there is a label on the front cover, otherwise just light use and age, still tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked. A solid, presentable copy.

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  • 1973 ORANDAE-IMARI WARE with 105 PLATES First & Limited Edition 1/500 copies RARE by KEIICHI NONOGAMI 1973 ORANDAE-IMARI WARE with 105 PLATES First & Limited Edition 1/500 copies RARE
    KEIICHI NONOGAMI

    ORANDAE-IMARI WARE, by KEIICHI NONOGAMI. Published by GOHACHIPURESU, Tokyo, Japan, Showa 48 [1973]. LIMITED EDITION of ONLY 500 COPIES. This is copy number 248. JAPANESE TEXT, but there is an Introduction in English. Hardcover Book in clear plastic dustjacket, in Slipcase with printed titles in Japanese and English, all in the original cardboard shipping box, 8.5x12 inches. Unpaginated, but contains 105 PLATES on 77 pages, including 13 TIPPED ON COLOR PLATES. The plates are printed on one side only i.e. blank backsides, and the tipped on color plates are each on their own leaf. There are also 33 pages of Japanese text, a 5 page English introduction, and a few title and prelim pages, All the text pages are printed…

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    ORANDAE-IMARI WARE, by KEIICHI NONOGAMI. Published by GOHACHIPURESU, Tokyo, Japan, Showa 48 [1973]. LIMITED EDITION of ONLY 500 COPIES. This is copy number 248. JAPANESE TEXT, but there is an Introduction in English. Hardcover Book in clear plastic dustjacket, in Slipcase with printed titles in Japanese and English, all in the original cardboard shipping box, 8.5x12 inches. Unpaginated, but contains 105 PLATES on 77 pages, including 13 TIPPED ON COLOR PLATES. The plates are printed on one side only i.e. blank backsides, and the tipped on color plates are each on their own leaf. There are also 33 pages of Japanese text, a 5 page English introduction, and a few title and prelim pages, All the text pages are printed on both sides of the leaves. Condition: NEAR FINE BOOK in a NEAR FINE SLIPCASE. The cardboard shipping box looks like it was trimmed at both its ends, turning it more into a secondary protective slipcase than a box. The shipping box shows some marks, creases and signs of handling. A solid, lovely copy. SCARCE and Important Reference to Japanese Imari Ware. INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: This book is large and heavy and will require additional shipping charges. After placing your order you will be notified of the additional charges and be able to accept or reject them before your payment is processed. Or you can contact us ahead of time to find out the shipping charge to your country. Thanks.

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  • 2 Copies of CHINESE SNUFF BOTTLES the ROSHCO, PLOHN & KOPINITZ COLLECTIONS Bonhams Auction Catalog 2 Copies of CHINESE SNUFF BOTTLES the ROSHCO, PLOHN & KOPINITZ COLLECTIONS Bonhams Auction Catalog

    TWO COPIES of the following auction catalog: IMPORTANT CHINESE SNUFF BOTTLES From the Collections of DR. MARTIN ROSHCO, MRS. FAY PLOHN, and DR. EDWARD A. KOPINITZ. Published by Bonhams, New York, for the Auction that took place on March 20, 2012. A Fully Illustrated Single Subject Auction Catalog Consisting Entirely of Antique Chinese Snuff Bottles. Softcovers, 8x10.5 inches, 76 pages each. 153 Rare Chinese Snuff Bottles are Fully Described and Catalogued. Each Snuff Bottle is Illustrated in Color. VERY GOOD condition, one copy has a crease to its upper corner tip and some waviness to the front margin of its latter pages, otherwise both look and feel unused, tight, bright, clean and unmarked. A beautifully illustrated Snuff Bottle reference.

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  • 2001 VOYAGE TO THE WORLD OF KOREAN EMBROIDERY by Ho Tong-hwa SIGNED & INSCRIBED 1st Edition in Folding Case - 168 Color Plates by Ho Tong-hwa, Huh Dong-hwa, Ho Dong-hwa 2001 VOYAGE TO THE WORLD OF KOREAN EMBROIDERY by Ho Tong-hwa SIGNED & INSCRIBED 1st Edition in Folding Case - 168 Color Plates
    Ho Tong-hwa, Huh Dong-hwa, Ho Dong-hwa

    VOYAGE TO THE WORLD OF KOREAN EMBROIDERY. By Ho Tong-hwa (Huh Dong-hwa), Director of the Museum of Korean Embroidery; with essays by a number of experts on Korean Embroidery. Lavishly Produced, Gorgeously Illustrated, Large Format Book in Folding Case. Published by the MUSEUM OF KOREAN EMBROIDERY, Seoul, Korea, 2001. First (and only) edition. Text in Korean and English. SIGNED and INSCRIBED in KOREAN by the AUTHOR, Ho Dong-hwa, on the title page. The author has put HIS CHOP beside his inscription. Large Format Hardcover Book, blue cloth covered boards, gilt titling to the front cover and spine, 10.5 x 14.5 inches, textured silver endpapers, 323 pages plus a Colophon page, housed in a matching blue paper covered folding case. The…

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    VOYAGE TO THE WORLD OF KOREAN EMBROIDERY. By Ho Tong-hwa (Huh Dong-hwa), Director of the Museum of Korean Embroidery; with essays by a number of experts on Korean Embroidery. Lavishly Produced, Gorgeously Illustrated, Large Format Book in Folding Case. Published by the MUSEUM OF KOREAN EMBROIDERY, Seoul, Korea, 2001. First (and only) edition. Text in Korean and English. SIGNED and INSCRIBED in KOREAN by the AUTHOR, Ho Dong-hwa, on the title page. The author has put HIS CHOP beside his inscription. Large Format Hardcover Book, blue cloth covered boards, gilt titling to the front cover and spine, 10.5 x 14.5 inches, textured silver endpapers, 323 pages plus a Colophon page, housed in a matching blue paper covered folding case. The book contains 38 pages of Essays in English, followed 168 Color Plates on 218 pages (some plates double page), followed by 38 pages of Essays in Korean, followed by an Explanation of the Works (each of the 168 plates is described, this section in Korean only), followed by a Bibliographical Chronology of Huh Dong-hwa in English and Korean, and ending with the Colophon Page. The gorgeous 168 Color Plates, illustrated on 218 pages, are divided into the following four categories: FOLDING SCREEN EMBROIDERY; WRAPPING CLOTH; COSTUME AND EVERYDAY ARTICLES EMBROIDERY; and BUDDHISM EMBROIDERY. Condition: FINE book, tight, bright, clean and unmarked; in a NEAR FINE case that just has slight wear to a couple corner tips. A BEAUTIFUL COPY. SCARCE and LOVELY. INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: This is a very large and very heavy book. It will be expensive to ship and will require substantial additional shipping charges. After placing your order you will be notified of the additional charges and be able to accept or reject them before your payment is processed. Thanks.

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  • Antique Photograph NAPA VALLEY TEN MULE JERK LINE STAGECOACH WAGON Wine Related Cakebread Vineyards Collection c. 1890 Cabinet Card Antique Photograph NAPA VALLEY TEN MULE JERK LINE STAGECOACH WAGON Wine Related Cakebread Vineyards Collection c. 1890 Cabinet Card

    Original mounted albumen photograph, circa 1890 of a Ten Mule Jerk Line Wagon Stagecoach parked in front of an unidentified building somewhere in the Napa Valley. 7" x 5" photograph mounted on 9" x 7" mounting board with beveled edges. VERY GOOD Condition: antique photograph has a touch of surface wear and a few tiny stains, the mount has corner wear, otherwise an excellent image. The back of the mount has the ownership label of Helen Sturdivant.

    The 10 mule jerk line transport wagon was the 18 wheeler of its time, transporting harvested grapes or prunes to their respective wineries or processing facilities. The term "jerk line" refers to the method used by the driver to steer the mules, that…

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    Original mounted albumen photograph, circa 1890 of a Ten Mule Jerk Line Wagon Stagecoach parked in front of an unidentified building somewhere in the Napa Valley. 7" x 5" photograph mounted on 9" x 7" mounting board with beveled edges. VERY GOOD Condition: antique photograph has a touch of surface wear and a few tiny stains, the mount has corner wear, otherwise an excellent image. The back of the mount has the ownership label of Helen Sturdivant.

    The 10 mule jerk line transport wagon was the 18 wheeler of its time, transporting harvested grapes or prunes to their respective wineries or processing facilities. The term "jerk line" refers to the method used by the driver to steer the mules, that is, jerking the reigns. Men would earn $1.50 to $2.00 a day in the 1890's driving freight by jerk line.

    From the collection of John Emmett Cakebread (1930-2022) Pioneering Napa Valley Winemaker, Philanthropist, and Bohemian Club Member. The Sturdivant family owned 22 acres in the Napa Valley, Sturdivant Cattle Ranch and vineyards, now Cakebread Cellars. In the 1970s the Cakebreads purchased the property from the Sturdivants.

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  • BEAUTIFUL CERAMIC TEA CEREMONY TEACUPS by JAPANESE POTTER Art Monograph 1985 BEAUTIFUL CERAMIC TEA CEREMONY TEACUPS by JAPANESE POTTER Art Monograph 1985

    This is a JAPANESE ART MONOGRAPH on a POTTER / CERAMACIST. The monograph consists mainly of his GORGEOUS TEA CUPS, though there are some paintings and calligraphy as well. I do not read Japanese and can not figure out who the potter is, but perhaps you can do both. He seems to me to be a somewhat recent ceramicist making teacups in a traditional style. Softcover book, 8.5x10.5 inches. There are 80 COLOR PLATES of CERAMIC WORKS, either 1 or 2 to a page, plus 24 PLATES of CALLIGRAPHY and PAINTINGS, mostly 1 to a page. There are also some pages of text at both the front and rear of the book, text entirely in Japanese. VERY GOOD condition, a…

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    This is a JAPANESE ART MONOGRAPH on a POTTER / CERAMACIST. The monograph consists mainly of his GORGEOUS TEA CUPS, though there are some paintings and calligraphy as well. I do not read Japanese and can not figure out who the potter is, but perhaps you can do both. He seems to me to be a somewhat recent ceramicist making teacups in a traditional style. Softcover book, 8.5x10.5 inches. There are 80 COLOR PLATES of CERAMIC WORKS, either 1 or 2 to a page, plus 24 PLATES of CALLIGRAPHY and PAINTINGS, mostly 1 to a page. There are also some pages of text at both the front and rear of the book, text entirely in Japanese. VERY GOOD condition, a bit of shelf rubbing and signs of light handling, overall tight, bright, clean and unmarked. A very nice copy. I tried to provide enough photos to give you a good idea of the book.

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  • CHINESE BAMBOO CALLIGRAPHY STRIPS Ancient Texts Written on Wood Slips ILLUSTRATED Scholarly Study CHINESE BAMBOO CALLIGRAPHY STRIPS Ancient Texts Written on Wood Slips ILLUSTRATED Scholarly Study

    Scholarly Study of CHINESE BAMBOO & WOODEN SLIPS. A Chinese Book, published in China. Text Entirely in Chinese. Many b&w Illustrations. I cannot determine the date, but clearly somewhat recent (probably 1980s or later). Softcovers, 6x8 inches (15x21 cm), 213 pages. The latter half of the book, approximately 100 pages), are entirely b&w illustrations with captions. There are also 4 color plates at the front of the book and 3 fold open tables in the text. VERY GOOD condition, the covers have some creases and rubs from handling, overall just lightly used, still tight, bright, clean and unmarked. I do not speak or read Chinese, so that is all I have been able to figure out, but I have tried…

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    Scholarly Study of CHINESE BAMBOO & WOODEN SLIPS. A Chinese Book, published in China. Text Entirely in Chinese. Many b&w Illustrations. I cannot determine the date, but clearly somewhat recent (probably 1980s or later). Softcovers, 6x8 inches (15x21 cm), 213 pages. The latter half of the book, approximately 100 pages), are entirely b&w illustrations with captions. There are also 4 color plates at the front of the book and 3 fold open tables in the text. VERY GOOD condition, the covers have some creases and rubs from handling, overall just lightly used, still tight, bright, clean and unmarked. I do not speak or read Chinese, so that is all I have been able to figure out, but I have tried to provide enough images to allow those of you who can figure out more to be able to do so. About BAMBOO AND WOODEN SLIPS (from Wikipedia): ******Bamboo and Wooden Slips were the main media for documents in China before the widespread introduction of paper during the first two centuries AD. (Silk was occasionally used, but was prohibitively expensive.) The long, narrow strips of wood or bamboo typically carry a single column of brush written text each, with space for several tens of visually complex ancient Chinese characters. For longer texts, many slips may be bound together in sequence with thread. Each strip of wood or bamboo is said to be as long as a chopstick and as wide as two. The earliest surviving examples of wood or bamboo slips date from the 5th century BC during the Warring States period. However, references in earlier texts surviving on other media make it clear that some precursor of these Warring States period bamboo slips was in use as early as the late Shang period (from about 1250 BC). Bamboo or wooden strips were the standard writing material during the Han dynasty and excavated examples have been found in abundance. Subsequently, paper began to displace bamboo and wooden strips from mainstream uses, and by the 4th century AD bamboo had been largely abandoned as a medium for writing in China. The custom of interring books made of the durable bamboo strips in royal tombs has preserved many works in their original form through the centuries. An important early find was the Jizhong discovery in 279 AD of a tomb of a king of Wei, though the original recovered strips have since disappeared. Several caches of great importance have been found in recent years.******

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  • CHINESE ELEGANT TREASURES from an AMERICAN PRIVATE COLLECTION China Guardian Catalog 2018 CHINESE ELEGANT TREASURES from an AMERICAN PRIVATE COLLECTION China Guardian Catalog 2018

    ELEGANT TREASURES FROM AN AMERICAN PRIVATE COLLECTION. China Guardian Hong Kong Auction Catalog, for the auction that took place in Hong Kong on October 2, 2018. Beautifully produced and fully illustrated. Softcovers, 8.5x10.5 inches,, unpaginated (approximately 125 pages). Text in Chinese and English. Estimated prices are in HKD and USD. 45 lots (numbered 585 to 629) of exquisite and very rare Chinese Artifacts are fully described and catalogued. Each item is illustrated with one or more color photographs. The China Guardian Auction catalogues are beautifully produced. This catalogue is a true gem and an important reference. Hard to find in the United States. NEAR FINE condition, a bit of sunning to the spine, a slight bump at the bottom of…

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    ELEGANT TREASURES FROM AN AMERICAN PRIVATE COLLECTION. China Guardian Hong Kong Auction Catalog, for the auction that took place in Hong Kong on October 2, 2018. Beautifully produced and fully illustrated. Softcovers, 8.5x10.5 inches,, unpaginated (approximately 125 pages). Text in Chinese and English. Estimated prices are in HKD and USD. 45 lots (numbered 585 to 629) of exquisite and very rare Chinese Artifacts are fully described and catalogued. Each item is illustrated with one or more color photographs. The China Guardian Auction catalogues are beautifully produced. This catalogue is a true gem and an important reference. Hard to find in the United States. NEAR FINE condition, a bit of sunning to the spine, a slight bump at the bottom of the spine, overall looks and feels barely used. A lovely, solid copy.

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  • CLEEK MARKS and TRADEMARKS on ANTIQUE GOLF CLUBS First Edition ILLUSTRATED by Peter Georgiady and Patrick Kennedy CLEEK MARKS and TRADEMARKS on ANTIQUE GOLF CLUBS First Edition ILLUSTRATED
    Peter Georgiady and Patrick Kennedy

    CLEEK MARKS and TRADEMARKS on ANTIQUE GOLF CLUBS, by Peter Georgiady and Patrick Kennedy.

    Published by Airlie Hall Press, Kernersville, North Carolina, 2000. First Edition, as stated on the copyright page. ISBN: 1886752133.

    Softcovers, 5.5x8.25 inches, 360 pages. Illustrated throughout with the makers' marks.

    FINE condition, looks and feels unread.

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  • COINS of MITHRIDATIC WARS **SIGNED** L'HISTOIRE DES GUERRES MITHRIDATIQUES VUE PAR LES MONNAIES by François de Callatay COINS of MITHRIDATIC WARS **SIGNED** L'HISTOIRE DES GUERRES MITHRIDATIQUES VUE PAR LES MONNAIES
    François de Callatay

    L'HISTOIRE DES GUERRES MITHRIDATIQUES VUE PAR LES MONNAIES, par François de Callatay.

    (HISTORY of the MITHRIDATIC WARS as SEEN through its COINS, by Francois de Callatay.)

    SIGNED, INSCRIBED and DATED by the AUTHOR on the half title page: "March 15, 2003 / To my friend Buzz Owen / With all my very best wishes / François de Callatay".

    Also, laid-in is a brief handwritten letter from the author, along with its mailing envelope. "Brussels / January 14th, 2003 / To Buzz (Owen) / The most enthusiastic buyer of my Mithridatic book! With recent but true friendship! / Francois (de Callatay)". The return address on the envelope is Koninklijke Bibliotheek Van Belgie (The Royal Library of Belgium) where Francois de Callatay…

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    L'HISTOIRE DES GUERRES MITHRIDATIQUES VUE PAR LES MONNAIES, par François de Callatay.

    (HISTORY of the MITHRIDATIC WARS as SEEN through its COINS, by Francois de Callatay.)

    SIGNED, INSCRIBED and DATED by the AUTHOR on the half title page: "March 15, 2003 / To my friend Buzz Owen / With all my very best wishes / François de Callatay".

    Also, laid-in is a brief handwritten letter from the author, along with its mailing envelope. "Brussels / January 14th, 2003 / To Buzz (Owen) / The most enthusiastic buyer of my Mithridatic book! With recent but true friendship! / Francois (de Callatay)". The return address on the envelope is Koninklijke Bibliotheek Van Belgie (The Royal Library of Belgium) where Francois de Callatay was head of the Cabinet des Medailles.

    Published by Département d'Archéologie et d'Histoire de l'Art / Séminaire de Numismatique Marcel Hoc, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, 1997. First edition.

    Hardcovers, green cloth covered boards, gilt titles on the front cover and spine, gilt Pegasus on the front cover, 8.5x11 inches (21x27 cm). Pagination: xii, [2], 480, [6] pp. With 54 PHOTOGRAPHIC PLATES of ANCIENT COINS depicting the era of the MITHRIDATIC WARS.

    TEXT in FRENCH.

    VERY GOOD condition, the upper front and bottom rear cover corners are bumped, otherwise the covers are solid with bright gilt on the front cover and spine; internally near fine, tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked. A nice, very presentable copy.

    RARE, especially so SIGNED and INSCRIBED.

    About the MITHRIDATIC WARS (from Wikipedia):

    ******The Mithridatic Wars were three conflicts fought by Rome against the Kingdom of Pontus and its allies between 88 BC and 63 BC. They are named after Mithridates VI, the King of Pontus who initiated the hostilities after annexing the Roman province of Asia into its Pontic Empire (that came to include most of Asia Minor) and committing massacres against the local Roman population known as the Asian Vespers.******

    About François de Callatay (from Wikipedia):

    ******François de Callatay, b.1961, is a Belgian ancient historian, professor at the École Pratique des Hautes Études (Sorbonne - Paris), who has written significant studies of coinage in the ancient Mediterranean world.******

    INTERNATIONAL BIDDERS PLEASE NOTE: This book is heavy and will require substantial additional shipping charges. After placing your order you will be notified of the charges and be able to accept or reject them before payment is taken. Thanks!

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  • FOUR AUCTION CATALOGS of SEIZED JAPANESE-AMERICAN PROPERTY of YAMANAKA & CO. of NEW YORK Confiscated by the U.S. Government & Sold at Auction 1944 FOUR AUCTION CATALOGS of SEIZED JAPANESE-AMERICAN PROPERTY of YAMANAKA & CO. of NEW YORK Confiscated by the U.S. Government & Sold at Auction 1944

    COMPLETE SET OF AUCTION CATALOGS for the SEIZED PROPERTY LIQUIDATION SALE of YAMANAKA & CO. Its inventory was seized by the U.S. Government in 1944 as part of the WWII Japanese hysteria, and was liquidated in several auctions.

    Each catalog has the heading: "BY ORDER OF THE ALIEN PROPERTY CUSTODIAN OF THE UNITED STATES - LIQUIDATION OF THE ENTIRE STOCK OF THE NEW YORK STORE OF YAMANAKA & CO. INC."

    Prior to the seizure of its property, YAMANAKA & CO. was one of the MOST IMPORTANT ASIAN ART DEALERS in the UNITED STATES, acknowledged to have been a MAJOR SUPPLIER TO THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM for its Asian art collection.

    FOUR AUCTION CATALOGS plus a SUPPLEMENT CATALOG. The auctions took place…

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    COMPLETE SET OF AUCTION CATALOGS for the SEIZED PROPERTY LIQUIDATION SALE of YAMANAKA & CO. Its inventory was seized by the U.S. Government in 1944 as part of the WWII Japanese hysteria, and was liquidated in several auctions.

    Each catalog has the heading: "BY ORDER OF THE ALIEN PROPERTY CUSTODIAN OF THE UNITED STATES - LIQUIDATION OF THE ENTIRE STOCK OF THE NEW YORK STORE OF YAMANAKA & CO. INC."

    Prior to the seizure of its property, YAMANAKA & CO. was one of the MOST IMPORTANT ASIAN ART DEALERS in the UNITED STATES, acknowledged to have been a MAJOR SUPPLIER TO THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM for its Asian art collection.

    FOUR AUCTION CATALOGS plus a SUPPLEMENT CATALOG. The auctions took place at the PARKE-BERNET GALLERIES, New York, in May and June, 1944.

    The three main catalogs have gray paper covers printed in red and black, the supplement catalog has off-white covers printed in black.

    Part One: ORIENTAL ART, 7x10 inches (18x25.5 cm), 939 lots, 190 pages. Illustrated with b&w photos of some of the items. Auction took place on May 24, 25, 26 and 27, 1944.

    Part Two: ORIENTAL ART, 5.25x9.5 inches (16x23.5 cm), 1172 lots, 119 pages. Illustrated with b&w photos of some of the items. Auction took place on June 14, 15 and 16, 1944.

    Part Three: ORIENTAL ART, 5.25x9.5 inches (16x23.5 cm), 1253 lots, 139 pages. Illustrated with b&w photos of some of the items. Auction took place on June 28, 29 and 30, 1944.

    Supplement: CHINESE, KOREAN & JAPANESE GARDEN SCULPTURES. Booklet, staple-bound, 6x9 inches (15x23 cm), 55 lots, 10 pages. Illustrated with some b&w photos. Auction took place on June 26.

    Each of the three main catalogs has an unused absentee bid sheet laid in at the rear.

    On the last page of one of the main catalogs and the supplement catalog is a full page ad stating: "FOR VICTORY BUY UNITED STATES WAR BONDS". I guess they forgot to add: "and seize and liquidate all property owned by Japanese-Americans."

    CONDITION: Catalog Part One is in GOOD condition, the covers are toned at the margins and spine, worn at the yap edges and spine ends, and have some corner creases; internally there is a crease to the bottom and top corner of the early pages, otherwise the pages are just lightly used and still bright, clean, clear and unmarked. Catalogs Part Two and Part Three are in VERY GOOD condition, their covers are worn along the yap edges, are toned at the spine and edges, and have some corner creases, spine end wear and light signs of handling, but are still solid, bright and clean; internally the pages of Part Two and Part Three are just lightly used, still tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked.

    A solid and very presentable set of the catalogs of this three part auction.

    The SUPPLEMENT catalog is only in FAIR condition, it has significant soiling, creasing, some shorelining, and what looks like a footprint on its back cover and maybe the front cover too (maybe stomped on by Uncle Sam), but is nonetheless complete and present. It is almost never found as part of the Yamanaka & Co. set of catalogs.

    These catalogs are not only a record of Asian antiques that were bought and sold in New York and in museums throughout America pre 1945, they are also an important historic document of the looting of Japanese-American businesses in the name of Liberty during World War II.

    About YAMANAKA & CO. and It's Founder (from Wikipedia):

    ******Yamanaka Sadajiro, b.1866 d.1936, arrived in the United States in 1894, opening a small antique shop in Chelsea, New York City. He subsequently founded Yamanaka & Company, which in 1917 took over a five story building on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan.

    After Yamanaka's death, Yamanaka & Company continued to operate under the direction of his heirs, but saw its inventory confiscated and auctioned by the U.S. Government Office of Alien Property Custodian in a series of auctions in 1944.******

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  • GORGEOUS JEWELRY made in USSR for the DIAMOND TREASURY / Gokhran MOSCOW 1991 GORGEOUS JEWELRY made in USSR for the DIAMOND TREASURY / Gokhran MOSCOW 1991

    THE ART OF USSR DIAMOND TREASURY'S JEWELLERS. Published in Moscow, USSR, 1991. Text in Russian and English. A book that displays some of the most beautiful jewels made by master jewel makers in the USSR and that were held in the Diamond Treasury. The jewels were designed by V.G. Sitnikov, V.V. Nikolayev, N.V. Rostovtseva, and I.F. Kazenov; and made by master jewelers V.V. Nikolayev, G.F. Aleksakhin, B.V. Ivanov, and V.Y. Zhilin. All were produced under the auspices of Gokhran. Hardcover book, printed covers, no dustjacket as issued, 8.5x9 inches, 112 pages. Illustrated with 40 PHOTOGRAPHS of some incredible jewelry, each printed on its own page with descriptions in Russian and English on facing pages. Also contains some in text photographs…

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    THE ART OF USSR DIAMOND TREASURY'S JEWELLERS. Published in Moscow, USSR, 1991. Text in Russian and English. A book that displays some of the most beautiful jewels made by master jewel makers in the USSR and that were held in the Diamond Treasury. The jewels were designed by V.G. Sitnikov, V.V. Nikolayev, N.V. Rostovtseva, and I.F. Kazenov; and made by master jewelers V.V. Nikolayev, G.F. Aleksakhin, B.V. Ivanov, and V.Y. Zhilin. All were produced under the auspices of Gokhran. Hardcover book, printed covers, no dustjacket as issued, 8.5x9 inches, 112 pages. Illustrated with 40 PHOTOGRAPHS of some incredible jewelry, each printed on its own page with descriptions in Russian and English on facing pages. Also contains some in text photographs of the jewelry makers. VERY GOOD condition, light signs of handling and use, overall tight, bright, clean and unmarked. A solid, very nice copy. An interesting look at Jewelry making in the Soviet Union. Published just months before the Soviet Union disbanded.

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  • JAPANESE ART GLASS and CRYSTAL Richly ILLUSTRATED BOOK Published in Japan JAPANESE ART GLASS and CRYSTAL Richly ILLUSTRATED BOOK Published in Japan

    A Japanese Book / Publication on JAPANESE ART GLASS and CRYSTAL. Magazine style binding with ads at the front and rear, 8.5x11.5 inches, 130 pages. Fully Illustrated. Published in Japan, text in Japanese. I cannot decipher a date, but appears recent. VERY GOOD condition, signs of light use, still tight, bright, clean and unmarked.

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