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  • ASAHI POTTERY IN UJI - ASAHIYAKI - 400 Years of Making TEA CERAMICS Illustrated by Miyako Matsubayashi ASAHI POTTERY IN UJI - ASAHIYAKI - 400 Years of Making TEA CERAMICS Illustrated
    Miyako Matsubayashi

    THE ASAHI POTTERY in UJI. Text by Miyako Matsubayashi. Photography by Shibata Akisuke. An illustrated history of Asahiyaki, the famous pottery kiln in Uji, Japan, its gardens and grounds, and the multi-generational family of potters that have made tea ceramics there for over 400 years.

    Published by Asahi Pottery, Uji, Kyoto, Japan, 1991. 1st Edition.

    Softcovers, French flaps, 8.5x11.5 inches (21x29.5 cm), 126 pages, illustrated throughout with color photographs. Text in Japanese and English..

    FINE CONDITION: looks and feels barely read, tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked. A lovely copy.

    About Asahiyaki (from the Company's website, which leads with the tagline "Asahiyaki Uji, Kyoto, Since 1600"):

    ******ASAHIYAKI is located in the Uji region of Kyoto Prefecture which is known…

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    THE ASAHI POTTERY in UJI. Text by Miyako Matsubayashi. Photography by Shibata Akisuke. An illustrated history of Asahiyaki, the famous pottery kiln in Uji, Japan, its gardens and grounds, and the multi-generational family of potters that have made tea ceramics there for over 400 years.

    Published by Asahi Pottery, Uji, Kyoto, Japan, 1991. 1st Edition.

    Softcovers, French flaps, 8.5x11.5 inches (21x29.5 cm), 126 pages, illustrated throughout with color photographs. Text in Japanese and English..

    FINE CONDITION: looks and feels barely read, tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked. A lovely copy.

    About Asahiyaki (from the Company's website, which leads with the tagline "Asahiyaki Uji, Kyoto, Since 1600"):

    ******ASAHIYAKI is located in the Uji region of Kyoto Prefecture which is known as the center of tea culture, just across the Uji River at the foot of Mount Asahi, opposite the Byodo-In Temple. ASAHIYAKI started the pottery works about 400 years ago during the Keicho era (Momoyama Edo period) under the guidance of Kobori Enshu. It is regarded as one of the "Enshu Seven Kilns (Enshu Nanagama)". In the times tea masters such as Sen-No-Rikyu and Kobori Enshu were active, the first kiln master Tosaku used Mt. Asahi pottery clay to create tea utensils such as tea bowls and freshwater containers that were favored by daimyo and tea masters.

    After that, ASAHIYAKI have continued to make tea utensils in Uji without interruption for generations, in the latter half of the Edo period, the eighth generation Chobei started to make the sencha wares that is the prototype of the current shape. ASAHIYAKI grew up with the development of tea culture in Uji. ASAHIYAKI will continue to cherish the tea culture of the past and continue to walk with them.******

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  • THE BILLINGS ROLLOGRAPHY - PLAYER PIANO MUSIC FROM 1917-1934 Volumes I, II & III - QRS WORD ROLLS, RECORDO PIANISTS - First Edition by Ginny and Bob Billings THE BILLINGS ROLLOGRAPHY - PLAYER PIANO MUSIC FROM 1917-1934 Volumes I, II & III - QRS WORD ROLLS, RECORDO PIANISTS - First Edition
    Ginny and Bob Billings

    THE BILLINGS ROLLOGRAPHY - PLAYER PIANO MUSIC FROM 1917-1934, by Ginny and Bob Billings. THREE VOLUME SET: Volumes One, Two and Three complete.

    (A rollography is a systematic listing of all known music rolls intended to form an authoritative guide to the subject, and usually includes history and artist biographies.)

    Self-Published, 1990. "This three-volume set has been compiled, edited, written, typeset, reproduced, bound and published by ROCK SOUP, Ginny and Bob Billings, Belmont, California...1990".

    This is the First Edition of The Billings Rollography, self-published as a three volume set in 1990. Softcovers with tape covered spine, clear vinyl cover protectors, and photocopied pages. The set was later issued in a hardcover edition as well.

    VERY GOOD condition, some…

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    THE BILLINGS ROLLOGRAPHY - PLAYER PIANO MUSIC FROM 1917-1934, by Ginny and Bob Billings. THREE VOLUME SET: Volumes One, Two and Three complete.

    (A rollography is a systematic listing of all known music rolls intended to form an authoritative guide to the subject, and usually includes history and artist biographies.)

    Self-Published, 1990. "This three-volume set has been compiled, edited, written, typeset, reproduced, bound and published by ROCK SOUP, Ginny and Bob Billings, Belmont, California...1990".

    This is the First Edition of The Billings Rollography, self-published as a three volume set in 1990. Softcovers with tape covered spine, clear vinyl cover protectors, and photocopied pages. The set was later issued in a hardcover edition as well.

    VERY GOOD condition, some scratches and shelf rubs to the clear plastic over-covers, overall lovely, tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked.

    The three volumes are:

    VOLUME ONE: Two complete listings of all 88-note QRS Word Rolls, from the beginning (R No. 100, issued in 1916) to Roll No. 6000, issued in November 1934, one numerical by se number and one alphabetic by title. 357 pages.

    VOLUME TWO: A history of the roll companies included in Recordo and QRS; tech information on Recordo; a complete listing by roll company of all Recordo-coded and So Carola-coded expression rolls, numeric by serial number and alphabetic by title, then a separa combined section of classical music listed alphabetically by composer; and finally, a compen composite listing of all Recordo-coded rolls, alphabetic by title. 382 pages.

    VOLUME THREE: A complete listing of all pianists credited in the above two groupings, biographical information and photographs where possible, including an alphabetic list of all they played: QRS 88-note, Recordo and Solo Carola. 435 pages.

    This sale is for the three volume set, Player Piano Music 1917-1934. Years later Ginny and Bob Billings compiled and published a volume 4, 5 and 6, comprising Player Piano Music from 1934-1994.

    From the Introduction (on the verso of the title page):

    ******This three-volume set is the culmination of twenty years of combing available literature, grilling original artists, and basic research. Had the Editors worked another twenty years, the project still would not have been error free or completely to their satisfaction, but it is as close to that goal as can reasonably be expected.

    The significance of QRS Word Rolls to Recordo is that most popular QRS Recordo rolls were first issued in the 88-note version before being coded with Recordo expression. The Editors hope that 88-note Imperial and 88-note U.S. lists will be compiled and published by someone else to complete the correlations.******

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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.)

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  • THE LIBERACE COLLECTION Butterfield & Christie's Auction Catalog ILLUSTRATED 1988 THE LIBERACE COLLECTION Butterfield & Christie's Auction Catalog ILLUSTRATED 1988

    THE LIBERACE COLLECTION - Sold to benefit The Liberace Foundation for the Performing and Creative Arts. Butterfield / Christie's catalog for the auction that took place at the Los Angeles Convention Center, April 9-12, 1988.

    Softcovers, 9x12 inches, 263 pages with 2365 lots. Illustrated throughout with b&w and color photographs of items in the catalog.

    VERY GOOD condition, the covers have superficial scratches, rubs, and a corner crease, but remain solid and bright with a smooth spine; internally the pages are tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked. A nice, very presentable copy.

    Here are the objects Liberace surrounded himself and lived with day in and day out. Liberace style glamor! Fun.

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    THE LIBERACE COLLECTION - Sold to benefit The Liberace Foundation for the Performing and Creative Arts. Butterfield / Christie's catalog for the auction that took place at the Los Angeles Convention Center, April 9-12, 1988.

    Softcovers, 9x12 inches, 263 pages with 2365 lots. Illustrated throughout with b&w and color photographs of items in the catalog.

    VERY GOOD condition, the covers have superficial scratches, rubs, and a corner crease, but remain solid and bright with a smooth spine; internally the pages are tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked. A nice, very presentable copy.

    Here are the objects Liberace surrounded himself and lived with day in and day out. Liberace style glamor! Fun.

    INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: This book will require 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • MID-CENTURY ALUMINUM FURNITURE LINE - ILLUSTRATED CATALOG - Great Classic Garden Furniture c.1950 MID-CENTURY ALUMINUM FURNITURE LINE - ILLUSTRATED CATALOG - Great Classic Garden Furniture c.1950

    DONSON Presents Its...Perma-Gleam ALUMINUM FURNITURE LINE. Published by the Donson Corporation, Miami, Florida, [circa 1950].

    Paper covers, side-stapled, 8x5 inches oblong, 16 pages including covers.

    ILLUSTRATED with 12 ITEMS that ABSOLUTELY DEFINE THE MID-CENTURY LOOK!!!

    GOOD condition, some light signs of handling and wear, overall bright, clean, clear and unmarked.

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  • Rare Original Hand Painted Photograph KEY PLATE Artifact Used In Printing Iconic 1915 San Francisco PPIE POSTCARD Rare Original Hand Painted Photograph KEY PLATE Artifact Used In Printing Iconic 1915 San Francisco PPIE POSTCARD

    A rare and forgotten artifact of early 20th century postcard printing. This original black & white 1915 Panama Pacific International Exposition Key Plate photograph is mounted on cardboard, measures 9.75" x 6.75" and features unique hand painted alterations and additions. Used as the Key Plate for printing a well known chromolithographed architectural postcard of the Utah State Building. The photograph was taken by the Cardinel-Vincent Company, official PPIE Photographers. Hand painted and retouched by production staff at the San Francisco postcard empire of Edward H. Mitchell's Souvenir Publishing Company & Pacific Novelty Company. The hand painted details include: title lettered by hand; postcard series number painted in; American flags painted; sky darkened; clouds hand painted; man with top hat, walking…

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    A rare and forgotten artifact of early 20th century postcard printing. This original black & white 1915 Panama Pacific International Exposition Key Plate photograph is mounted on cardboard, measures 9.75" x 6.75" and features unique hand painted alterations and additions. Used as the Key Plate for printing a well known chromolithographed architectural postcard of the Utah State Building. The photograph was taken by the Cardinel-Vincent Company, official PPIE Photographers. Hand painted and retouched by production staff at the San Francisco postcard empire of Edward H. Mitchell's Souvenir Publishing Company & Pacific Novelty Company. The hand painted details include: title lettered by hand; postcard series number painted in; American flags painted; sky darkened; clouds hand painted; man with top hat, walking stick and shadow painted in; woman ascending stairs with shadow painted in; shadows and perspective accentuated; and painted crop marks. VERY GOOD Condition: light foxing, a thin horizontal crack/line in the paint, cardboard is slightly bowed, otherwise an excellent and historic deltiology piece. See photos for an image of the chromolithographed Utah Building postcard (not included).

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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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  • The Noble Path: EARLY BUDDHIST ART FROM JAPANESE COLLECTIONS Christie's Catalog The Noble Path: EARLY BUDDHIST ART FROM JAPANESE COLLECTIONS Christie's Catalog

    TREASURES OF THE NOBLE PATH - EARLY BUDDHIST ART FROM JAPANESE COLLECTIONS.

    Christie's Auction Catalogue for the Auction that took place in New York on September 14, 2017.

    An amazing collection of rare and rarely seen Buddhist Art.

    Softcover Auction Catalog, 8x10.5 inches, 95 pages.

    40 lots, each fully described and illustrated with one or more color photographs.

    This AUCTION CATALOG is in FINE condition, looks and feels unused, tight, bright, clean and unmarked.

    An important and wonderful reference to Buddhist Art.

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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.******

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  • LACES from the PRAGUE JEWISH MUSEUM Synagogue Textiles, Shpanyer Arbet, Wedding Covers, Lace Clothing by Dana Veselska LACES from the PRAGUE JEWISH MUSEUM Synagogue Textiles, Shpanyer Arbet, Wedding Covers, Lace Clothing
    Dana Veselska

    LACES FROM THE COLLECTIONS OF THE JEWISH MUSEUM IN PRAGUE / Krajky ze sbírek Zidovskeho muzea v Praze. Text by Dana Veselska.

    Published by the Jewish Museum in Prague, 2004. ISBN: 8085608863. TEXT in ENGLISH and CZECH.

    Contents include: Laces on Synagogue Textiles, Lace in Large Compositions, Lace as Material for Iconographic Motifs, Wedding Covers, Shpanyer Arbet, Lace and Clothing.

    ILLUSTRATED with color photographs and detailed b&w drawings.

    Softcovers, 8.5x8 inches (22x21 cm) oblong, 115pages.

    FINE condition, tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked. A lovely copy.

    From the Publisher:

    ******This exhibition catalogue is the result of a two year research project by the Jewish Museum in Prague. Showcasing 70 items, it features the most important examples of predominantly metal…

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    LACES FROM THE COLLECTIONS OF THE JEWISH MUSEUM IN PRAGUE / Krajky ze sbírek Zidovskeho muzea v Praze. Text by Dana Veselska.

    Published by the Jewish Museum in Prague, 2004. ISBN: 8085608863. TEXT in ENGLISH and CZECH.

    Contents include: Laces on Synagogue Textiles, Lace in Large Compositions, Lace as Material for Iconographic Motifs, Wedding Covers, Shpanyer Arbet, Lace and Clothing.

    ILLUSTRATED with color photographs and detailed b&w drawings.

    Softcovers, 8.5x8 inches (22x21 cm) oblong, 115pages.

    FINE condition, tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked. A lovely copy.

    From the Publisher:

    ******This exhibition catalogue is the result of a two year research project by the Jewish Museum in Prague. Showcasing 70 items, it features the most important examples of predominantly metal thread laces in the museum's collections.

    It is divided into three sections: Lace on Synagogue Textiles, Shpanyer Arbet, Wedding Covers and Garments. As well as detailed full colour photographs, the catalogue also contains a number of patterns and designs of vintage laces dating from the 17th-19th centuries.******

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • THE BEAUTY OF SEAL CARVING Chinese Engraved Seals ILLUSTRATED THE BEAUTY OF SEAL CARVING Chinese Engraved Seals ILLUSTRATED

    THE BEAUTY OF SEAL CARVING / ENGRAVED BEAUTY. A richly illustrated book on Chinese Seal Stones and Seal Cutting.

    Published by Art Book Company, Taipei, Taiwan, 1996. ISBN: 9576720567. TEXT entirely in CHINESE.

    Softcovers, French folds, 7.5x10 inches (19x25.5 cm), 106 pages. Illustrated throughout with color photographs of Seal Stones and Seal Stamps, plus numerous b&w photographs demonstrating seal carving techniques.

    VERY GOOD condition, just lightly shelf rubbed, still tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked.

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  • Rare Chinese JADE CARVINGS from the GREEN WILLOW HALL COLLECTION Illustrated Auction Catalog 2007 Rare Chinese JADE CARVINGS from the GREEN WILLOW HALL COLLECTION Illustrated Auction Catalog 2007

    THE GREEN WILLOW HALL COLLECTION OF JADE CARVINGS. Illustrated Auction Catalogue.

    Bonhams catalogue for the auction that took place in HONG KONG on May 26, 2007.

    Softcover Catalog, 8.5x10.5 inches, 95 pages. Text in English.

    87 lots (numbered 251 to 338) are fully described and catalogued. All are illustrated with beautiful color photographs.

    NEAR FINE condition, light shelfwear to the covers, overall just very lightly used and still tight, bright, clean and unmarked.

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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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  • 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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