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Fascinating Features of Fair Japan by Anon. (£253.00)Publisher: Japanese Government Railways — 1930Binding: Hardback First Edition. Condition: Very Good. Silk woven binding slightly dull, a little faded at the extremities. Binding cords also faded. All edges gilt, nicely preserved. Fly-leaf to the title page lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Full colour photographs throughout of various features of Japan with a fold-out map to the last blank. Not an overly common title. This appears to be the first, and only, edition (COPAC) it seems.Notes: Size: 6¼" x 9". 65 pages. Tags: abashiri akandake allowances amaterasu amusement antiques aquarium archipelago asahidake asahigaoka ashikaga aso-kuju azuma-san beancurd buddhism cenotaph ceramics ceremony ch’ang-an chanko-nabe chinatown chino-ike choshikei chusonji chuzenji coastline consulates cultural currency customs daibutsuden daimonji daisen-in daisetsu daisetsuzan daitokuji dani-lnari dembo-in districts dogashima earthquakes edo-tokyo embassies emperors engaku-ji enryakuji etiquette exchange excursions festivals feudalism
P&P: UK 1st £3.38. UK 2nd £2.92. EU Surface £5.16. EU Air £5.35. ROW Surface £5.16. ROW Air £9.22

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Chinese Pottery and Porcelain: From Prehistory to the Present by S. J. Vainker (£49.00)Publisher: London: British Museum Press — 1991Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0714114480]Condition: Very Good — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper with a vertical crease to the spint. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Jacket illustration: Porcelain dish decorated with a white dragon, cobalt blue glaze. Yuan dynasty, mid-14th century / White porcelain phoenix-head ewer, green-tinged glaze. 10th-11nth century AD. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs [80]; Colour Photographs [100]; Black & White Drawings; Maps;

From the cover: “Chinese Pottery and Porcelain is a comprehensive survey of the development of ceramics from the Neolithic period to the present day. Assessing the roles pottery has played in each dynasty throughout the history of China, the author also discusses its enormous impact on the ceramic industries of the rest of the world, where Chinese porcelain has been admired and collected for centuries.

From the earliest earthenwares to the exotic burial figures of the Tang, from the classic forms and subtle glazes of the Song to the famous porcelains created especially for export or imperial tastes, the book draws upon the extensive collections of the British Museum for lavish illustration.

The author considers the purposes for which the ceramics of each period were made, how their production was organised, and what effect local conditions might have had on their final forms. Incorporating contemporary commentaries, recent archaeological evidence from kiln sites and the most up-to-date scientific analysis, the book provides a valuable new account of China’s ceramic history.”
Notes: Size: 10" x 7¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 240 pages. Tags: vainker 0714114480 pottery chinese history porcelain tang-five dynasties song-yuan sung-yang art arts china modelling clay wax plastic materials crafts hobbies carving
P&P: UK 1st £5.25. UK 2nd £5.95. EU Surface £7.76. EU Air £7.85. ROW Surface £7.76. ROW Air £14.22

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Contemporary International Glass: 60 Artists in the V&A by Jennifer Hawkins Opie (£35.00)Publisher: London: V&A Publications — 2004Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1851774262]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Price Clipped. Description: Features the work of 60 leading glass artists; also includes a complete list of artists and their work held in this collection. Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs; Colour Plates;Notes: Size: 11" x 8¾". Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 143 pages. Tags: victoria albert museum ceramics glass department sculpture england london blown art history 20th century 21st artists ceramic arts pottery antiques collectibles glassware design decorative crafts hobbies
P&P: UK 1st £5.25. UK 2nd £5.95. EU Surface £7.76. EU Air £7.85. ROW Surface £7.76. ROW Air £14.22

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Ornamental Design 1850 Ornementale Kunst 1850 Motifs Ornementaux 1850 Design Ornementale 1850 El Diseno Ornamental 1850 by Pepin Van Roojen (£30.00)Publisher: Amsterdam: The Pepin Press — 1998Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 9054960302]Condition: Very Good. Gently rubbed at the edges of the spine and wrappers with a small sticker ghost to the upper panel. Text block has a faint ripple throughout although the plates are well preserved. A good copy. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Plates;

From the cover: “The material presented in this book was originally published in the early 1870s, and representative of styles prevalent in the preceding decades. This was a period during which ornamental design became increasingly widespread, but, ironically, not a time during which many new designs were developed. Instead, the past was raided by architects, artists and craftsmen, and shapes and patterns that at one point in history may have had revered meanings, were copied, altered, combined or split to pieces, without much consideration for their original purpose. However, the result is a wealth of beautiful design. Practically every ornamental style known to early and mid-nineteenth century Europeans, from ancient Egyptian to Baroque, is represented here. The main items illustrated are ceramics, metalware, glass objects, furniture, carpets and other textiles, either complete, or in detail. There are also some architectural elements and examples of interior decoration.

Design inspired by ancient ancient Egypt displays the presence of stylised lotus flowers, motifs reminiscent of hieroglyphs, zig-zag patterns and spiralling constructions. Many examples of Greek ornamental design were copied from friezes on which mythical events were recorded. Very popular Greek ornaments are fret, spiral and bead borders, variations on the echinus (egg and dart), the acanthus and rosettes and palmettes. A principal characteristic of Greek design is the use of columns in architecture and interiors, topped with elaborate capitals. Very simply put, Roman adornment seems to have been largely an exuberant extension of the Greek visual vocabulary, with Etruscan elements added. Some of the mosaic designs in this book were clearly based on Pompeian originals. The so-called Byzantine school is a blending of styles: Greek, Roman, and early Christian ornaments, combined with elements from Persia and Syria. Byzantine ornamentation was one of the sources of Islamic decorative style, with elaborate geometrical patterns due to the interdiction of representations of living things. Illustrative of the Moorish style are the inter-woven formations based on Arabic calligraphy. The Gothic period contributed, among others, variations on the clover leaf: trefoils, quatrefoils and cinquefoils, but also the fleur-de-lis and the Tudor rose. During the Renaissance, the classical Greco-Roman models were rejuvenated and complemented with elements from the Near Orient. Especially in architecture, classical orders were followed. In ornamental design, freer patterns became fashionable. Of course, the Renaissance motifs used during the period covered by this book, were, again, often combined with other styles.”
Notes: Size: 11" x 8¾". 376 pages. Tags: roojen 9054960302 decoration ornament design manuals historic styles ornamental style ceramics metalware glass objects furniture carpets leaf trefoils quatrefoils cinquefoils renaissance motifs
P&P: UK 1st £7.50. UK 2nd £6.68. EU Surface £11.66. EU Air £11.60. ROW Surface £11.66. ROW Air £21.72

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Treasures from the National Trust by Various (£27.00)Publisher: National Trust Books — 2007Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 9781905400454]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Lower panel slightly loose. Leans very slightly. Text complete, clean and tight. A nice copy. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs;

From the cover: “The National Trust cares for some of the most important, varied and valuable historical collections in Britain. From paintings by Rubens to elaborate Boulle furniture, the enormous range of priceless objects held in the Trust’s hundreds of historic properties is unequalled, and many of them are still housed in the places for which (hey were originally commissioned or acquired. This sumptuous book brings together some of the best of this outstanding collection.

Divided into themed chapters such as Arms & Armour, Clocks, Paintings, Textiles, Furniture and Transport, Treasures from the National Trust displays and describes each piece in an accessible way, ideal both for those with little knowledge of art history and artefacts and those more versed in the subjects.

Objects are chosen both for their beauty and their historical interest, and range from unique clocks, unusual costumes and rare books to more eclectic objects, such as the bicycles in the Hundred Wheels attic at Snowshill Manor, or even the decommissioned atomic bomb casing at Orford Ness. These valuable articles bridge the centuries, stretching from ancient Greek vases to 20th-century modernist furniture. Featuring stunning photography, this book is an essential guide to the very best of Britain’s treasures.”
Notes: Foreword or introduction by Adrian Tinniswood. Size: 10¼" x 9¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 376 pages. Tags: 9781905400454 photo techniques art instruction photography history antiques collectibles european collections catalogs national trust great britain objects antiquities weiss gallery london england antique furniture collectables ceramics glass exhibitions furnit various adrian tinniswood first editions firsts printings 1st
P&P: UK 1st £7.50. UK 2nd £6.68. EU Surface £11.66. EU Air £11.60. ROW Surface £11.66. ROW Air £21.72

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Character Steins: A Collector's Guide by Eugene V. Manusov & Mike Wald (£22.00)Publisher: Cornwall — 1987Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0845347845]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper has a tape reinforcement to the reverse of the head of the spine. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs;

From the cover: “This comprehensive book provides a finely illustrated guide to the field of character stein collecting. These unique figural pieces, usually not cylindrical, are modeled so that the body and lid form a caricature, a figure, or an object. The fanciful imagery of the steins is always imaginative, and sometimes comical. An eclectic variety of creations are depicted in the steins: people (monks, historic personages, military figures, mythological characters); animals (horses, lions, foxes’ heads — even a rhinoceros); and objects (skulls, sports equipment, buildings, for example).

The book thoroughly examines each of these and is arranged according to subject depicted, each chapter treating a different category. The result is an intriguing picture catalog containing over 600 illustrations of steins and stein-related items, many of which are in full color. Each illustration is accompanied by a brief description that includes the stein’s dimensions, its coloring, a translation of old German inscriptions, an explanation of what the stein represents, and the manufacturers (if known). The text also offers an extensive listing of the manufacturer’s marks that are found on many of the steins.

Several special chapters written by authorities on character steins have been included in the book: Jack G. Lowenstein writes about Beer Stein Ceramics, Ron Fox tells How Musterschutz Character Steins Were Made, and the late Dr. J. Joseph Hersh contributed an interesting chapter on The Hexagram as the Brewer’s Symbol. There are also chapters on contemporary steins and the artifacts relating to them, and a concise history of antique character drinking vessels. Since the publication of the Encyclopedia of Character Steins in 1976, old and new character stein collectors have brought forth a number of previously unknown steins. The book includes pictures of these newly discovered steins, and complements them with a fascinating section that outlines new facts that have come to light concerning the intricacies of this absorbing field of study. The chapter Musterschutz and the Elusive # Mark sheds light on the identity of the manufacturer of the popular so-called Musterschutz steins.

Collectors like Werner Sahm, Roland Henschen, and Lotti Lopez, through diligent searching, have been able to obtain copies of many original stein manufacturers’ catalogs, some pages of which show original sketches or photos of character steins. Because of this research, the authors are able to display in the Old Catalogs portion of the book some of these exciting finds from manufacturers such as Rosskopf & Gerz, Steinzeugwerke, Reinhold Hanke, Mer-kelbach & Wick, Marzi & Remy, and J. W. Remy. These catalogs facilitated the search to identify the previously unknown makers of many character steins.

In addition to these catalogs, much new information has come from researchers who have recently published their results in Prosit, the quarterly publication of Stein Collectors International. While much progress has been made in determining manufacturers, there is still much to be discovered. Answers always seem to raise new questions; new character steins that are “found” occasionally fill in known gaps, but more often seem to carry still unknown marks or styles. Gene Manusov’s and Mike Wald’s enthusiasm for the study and collection of character steins is infectious. In this highly informative work, collectors, dealers, and antique lovers will enjoy their beautiful pictures supplemented by their stimulating perceptive text.”
Notes: Illustrated by Claire Hill. Size: 12¼" x 9¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 271 pages. Tags: wald claire hill 0845347845 beer stein ceramics musterschutz character steins lithophanes marks manufacturers original catalogs hexagram brewers symbol
P&P: UK 1st £7.50. UK 2nd £6.68. EU Surface £11.66. EU Air £11.60. ROW Surface £11.66. ROW Air £21.72

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Miller's Antiques Checklists: Art Deco; Art Nouveau; Victoriana by Eric Knowles (£18.00)Publisher: Chancellor Press — 2000Binding: Hardback [ISBN: 0753703270]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. An apparently unread set, all three of which are in very good condition whilst slipcase has slight rubbing.Description: From the flap: “This sense of fully illustrated guides makes the world of antiques accessible as never before. Collectors today are not satisfied with a purely historical approach — particularly when they need information “on the spot”. These guides to individual collecting areas offer a uniquely fast and accurate way to recognize, identify and date antiques.”Notes: Size: 8" x 4". Tags: abstraction accessories adelbert advertising almeric amedee aquitania architecture argy-rousseau arionov armand-albert armoires arpels artists ashbee atelier aubusson baccarat bailly bakclite ballets barbara barbier barman barnes bathrooms bauhaus beaton beauvais beecham benito bennet berard berenice berlin bernard berthclot blanche blumenthal boccioni boileau bonfils bottles bouchard boucheron bourdelle bournvita bouval bradley brandt braque
P&P: UK 1st £3.38. UK 2nd £2.92. EU Surface £5.16. EU Air £5.35. ROW Surface £5.16. ROW Air £9.22

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Smash & Grab by Mike Hughes (£17.00)Publisher: Bristol: University of the West of England Ceramics Department — 1977Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 1860431151]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges. Description: Display of work of the Ceramics Department of the University of the West of England, in response to handing artefacts from the collections of the V & A. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs; Black & White Plates;Notes: Size: 8¾" x 6". Blue boards. 144 pages. Tags: hughes 1860431151 university west england ceramics italian spanish tinglaze english saltglaze slipware victoria albert museum pottery
P&P: UK 1st £3.38. UK 2nd £2.92. EU Surface £5.16. EU Air £5.35. ROW Surface £5.16. ROW Air £9.22

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Living with Folk Art: Ethnic Styles from Around the World by Nicholas Barnard (£16.00)Publisher: Thames & Hudson — 1991Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0500015104]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: Jacket illustration: Upper: Pre-Columbian masks, figures and animals are grouped alongside an Australian Aborigine stele; Rear: A collection of Mexican Indian and colonial artifacts, furniture and furnishings. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs; Black & White Drawings; Illustrated endpapers and blanks;

From the cover: “Turkoman jewellery hung in glittering clusters above a cottage fireplace, a shapely and colourful array of Pueblo pots brightening drab kitchen shelves, an Indian house-shrine forming a miniature alcove for a flickering flame… here are interiors of all kinds in which ethnic art shines out as a challenging and increasingly fashionable alternative to the familiar trappings of conventional home decoration. Nicholas Barnard and James Merrell’s painstaking location work in Europe and America has yielded dazzling colour photographs of tribal and folk art beautifully harmonized with the best of Western design.

The art of primitive peoples — ceramics and textiles, masks and metalware, baskets and carvings — was once dismissed in the West as heathen and crude; but opinions have now been completely transformed. Artists such as Picasso and Matisse led the new enthusiasm for tribal and folk art in the early decades of the twentieth century. Today such dynamic yet deeply rooted creativity is available to us all: to travellers, in museums and art galleries, but also, more importantly, in Western shops and markets. From delicate Indonesian floral batiks to ghoulish Mexican Day-of-the-Dead figurines, from African earthenware to intricately fretted Indian screens, the range of artefacts now obtainable is boundless.

Living with Folk Art charts the growing appreciation of arts and crafts from regions outside the developed world. The original use and significance of the objects now adorning our homes are fully detailed, and a worldwide survey documents the peoples who made them. Nicholas Barnard provides inspiring ideas for displaying these items, whether functionally as furniture, architectural fittings or kitchenware, or simply as decorations, and advises on their care and collection. A comprehensive directory lists galleries where such art can be seen, and retailers from whom it can be obtained.

Exotic, charming, but always unusual and provocative, folk art can transform interiors of all kinds.”
Notes: Illustrated by James Merrell (Photos.). Size: 10½" x 10". Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 192 pages. Tags: interior decoration transform interiors all kinds ethnic art directory lists galleries and retailers exotic charming unusual appreciation arts folk peasant ethnography nicholas barnard james merrell photos first editions firsts printings 1st
P&P: UK 1st £6.00. UK 2nd £5.95. EU Surface £9.06. EU Air £9.10. ROW Surface £9.06. ROW Air £16.72

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Christie's Review of the Year 1968/1969 by ANON. (£14.00)Publisher: Newman Neame — 1969Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. DJ slightly ruffled at the edges.Description: From the cover: “Although the Review consists predominantly of colour and black-and-white photographs of the choicer works of art which have passed through the salerooms, there is plenty of reading matter to interest both the connoisseur and general reader. Featuring such a complete cross section of the art world — from wine and stamps to pictures worth half a million pounds — the Review is indeed a unique guide to current trends and prices.”Notes: Size: 9¾" x 7½". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 368 pages. Tags: antique collecting old master english paintings drawings watercolours impressionist modern paintings drawings sculpture jewellery silver arms armour objects art vertu coins books manuscripts porcelain glass middle east far eastern ceramics japanese works art netsuke furniture tapestries carpets wine traction engines steam locomotives models dresses stamps christie’s salerooms
P&P: UK 1st £6.00. UK 2nd £5.95. EU Surface £9.06. EU Air £9.10. ROW Surface £9.06. ROW Air £16.72

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Metropolitan Flowers by Everett Fahy (£14.00)Publisher: The Metropolitan Museum of Art New York — 1982Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0810913178]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs; Colour Plates; Colour Drawings; Notes: Size: 11¼" x 9¼". Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 112 pages. Tags: flowers art 0810913178 textiles ceramics furniture prints drawings 0870993100 textiles and paintings shows how artists variety shapes colors colours scents new york state grossman alvin metropolitan museum painting everett fahy first editions firsts printings 1st
P&P: UK 1st £3.92. UK 2nd £2.30. EU Surface £6.46. EU Air £6.60. ROW Surface £6.46. ROW Air £11.72

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Architectural Detail by Jim Kemp (£13.50)Publisher: Eagle Editions — 1998Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 190232823X]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Edges of DJ somewhat ruffled. Gently bruised at head & tail of spine and corners.Description: From the cover: “This groundbreaking book presents a comprehensive look at a new direction in home design: the incorporation of hand- crafted detailing into the very structure of domestic spaces. Doors, windows, gates, stairs, floors, walls, and ceilings all become decorative elements of detailing in the classic craft media of wood, glass, fibre, metal, and ceramics and masonry. These craftspeople pay respect to tradition with their skilled workmanship, while personalizing environments with details that have a contemporary sensibility – and adding to the intrinsic value of the houses.”Notes: Size: 11½" x 8½". Pictorial boards. 175 pages. Tags: kitchens stairways exterior doors interior doors rooms lighting columns outdoor detailing the technique wood work stained glass windows lunettes transoms stained glass doors etched glass doors benches the technique etching glass gates grilles surfaces fireplaces railings the technique metal work floors surfaces windows the technique fiber work
P&P: UK 1st £3.92. UK 2nd £2.30. EU Surface £6.46. EU Air £6.60. ROW Surface £6.46. ROW Air £11.72

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Collectables Price Guide 2004 by Judith Miller (£13.50)Publisher: Dorling Kindersley — 2003Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 9781405300964]Condition: Very Good+ - in Very Good+ DJ. Leans slightly otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: From the cover: “This indispensable insider’s guide is the dearest, most user-friendly way to get real value for money – whether you’re looking to spot a good buy in a shop, at a fair, or in an auction – or you want to find out how much that old radio in the attic is worth. Each item is clearly photographed in colour, displaying the latest carefully verified price, Identifying marks, size, historical details and date, in order to aid accurate recognition.”Notes: Size: 8½" x 5¾". 600 pages. Tags: aeronautica animation art automobilia baxter prints cameras ceramics comics commemoratives jewellery kitchenalia militaria railwayana paperweights posters stanhopes tribalart
P&P: UK 1st £5.25. UK 2nd £5.95. EU Surface £7.76. EU Air £7.85. ROW Surface £7.76. ROW Air £14.22

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Miller's Collectables Price Guide 1999-2000 by Madeleine Marsh (£11.50)Publisher: Millers — 2000Binding: Hardback (Laminated Boards) [ISBN: 1840001283]Condition: Very Good+.Description: Illustrated with B&W photographs.Notes: Size: 9¼" x 6¼". 496 pages. Tags: Advertising Packaging antiquities Architectural Salvage Art Deco Art Nouveau Automobilia Breweriana ceramics Clocks Watches Disneyana Ephemera Garden Collectables Militaria railwayana scripophily Stevengraphs Teapots
P&P: UK 1st £5.25. UK 2nd £5.95. EU Surface £7.76. EU Air £7.85. ROW Surface £7.76. ROW Air £14.22

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Water Memories Making History by Edited by Karen Dews, Andrew Henon with Young People of Bishop Sutton Youth Centre (£11.50)Publisher: nesa Publications — 2008Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 9780955707919]Condition: Near Fine.Description: Illustrated with colour photographs.Notes: Size: 7½" x 10". 104 pages. Tags: and arching art bath bishop carving ceramics club disciplines east forms from fund heritage history including john keynsham lottery making memories mosaic north peasedown photography poetry programme project radstock roots services somerset stone sutton textiles timeout timsbury water weaving willow writhlington young youth
P&P: UK 1st £3.38. UK 2nd £2.92. EU Surface £5.16. EU Air £5.35. ROW Surface £5.16. ROW Air £9.22

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Decorating with Mosaics: Over 20 Step-by-step Projects Using Ceramics, Glass, Stones and Pebbles by Deborah Schneebeli-Morrell (£10.50)Publisher: Collins & Brown — 1999Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1855857219]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper.Description: Illustrated with colour photographs. From the cover: “This beautifully photographed and easy-to-follow guide to creating mosaics for the home and garden is packed with information and original ideas.

As well as basic techniques and essential information on the tools and materials required, this book includes more than 20 stunning projects, ranging from small projects such as kitchen tiles and decorated flowerpots to larger items such as terracotta and pebble paving slabs and a ceramic tabletop. All projects have clear step-by-step photography and comprehensive instructions, and templates are provided for the motifs. The materials used include special ceramic and glass mosaic tiles, plus found objects such as pebbles, terracotta shards or broken china.

Full of creative ideas, Decorating with Mosaics will inspire the beginner and experienced mosaicist alike.”
Notes: Size: 11¾" x 9". Pictorial boards. 128 pages. Tags: adhesives ancient antique antonio applying artists backgrounds backings basic bath bathroom beachcombing bird blue-and-white boots bowl butterflies butterfly buttering buying byzantine ceramics chequered chess china choosing collecting coloured colours connection cup-and-saucer cutting decoration density directly effects factory fibreboard figures flowerpots frame furnishing furniture gaudi gesso gilded grey grottoes grout grouting handbooks
P&P: UK 1st £3.92. UK 2nd £2.30. EU Surface £6.46. EU Air £6.60. ROW Surface £6.46. ROW Air £11.72
The Antique & Collectors Handbook by George Savage (£10.00)Publisher: Spring Books — 1968Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0600000540]Condition: Very Good - in Good DJ. DJ slightly ruffled along edges, some small nicks and chips, split to top corner of lower panel and overall a little dulled. Price Clipped. Internally bright and clean.Description: Illustrated with B&W photographs. As the value of antiques as an investment increases so the number of people buying them grows. But how many of those who visit art auctions, antique shops or strept markets and stalls really know what they are buying? Whether your interest is Japanese lacquer boxes or medieval arms and armour, you will find that The Antique Cpllector's Handbook has much valuable information about them. Chinese ceramics and Meissen porcelain, woodcarving and metal work, heraldry and samplers - these are a few of the many aspects of antique collecting considered in this fine book. 304pp. Index. Size: 8vo Demy (8½" x 5½")
P&P: UK 1st £3.38. UK 2nd £2.92. EU Surface £5.16. EU Air £5.35. ROW Surface £5.16. ROW Air £9.22

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Ecuador Galapagos by Edited by Tony Perrottet (£9.50)Publisher: APA — 1995Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 9624211388]Condition: Very Good. Single reading crease to the spine. Lightly rubbed at the tips of the wraps. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Illustrated with colour photographs. From the cover: “A team of local writers provides real insight into this diverse and tranquil country. They combine the incisive text and vivid journalism pioneered by APA Publications, seeking out the most exciting information, from the snowy Andes to the extraordinary Galapagos Islands. The book begins with a lively history, followed by a series of essays designed to give insight into the lives of the Ecuadoreans, their crafts and their music. There is a complete run-down on the sights worth seeing and the places worth a trek, all with detailed maps. Finally, a listings section covers travel and hotels and restaurants. From the colonial capital of Quito to the rain forests and the wildlife Darwin discovered, it’s all here. The text is complemented by remarkable photography showing this colourful country at its best. In more than 350 pages, Insight Guide: Ecuador inspires while it explains, entertains while it informs. It’s the all-in-one guidebook you’ve always been looking for.”Notes: Foreword or introduction by Eduargo Gil & Others (Photos.). Size: 8¾" x 5¾". In the Inside Guides series. 371 pages. Tags: guayaquil-duran conquistadores tupac-yupanqui catedralnueva independencia pre-columbian leather-work carihuairazo siona-secoya capiguarocha observatorio huanya-capac rabidajervis archbishop's puntacarnero colonization guayllabamba pan-american montecristi catholicism chachimbiro manglaralto woodcarving huancavilca encomiendas astronomico museocamilo ecuatoriana white-water veintemilla yaguarcocha embroidery concepcion christobal portoviejo angochagua barrington tangurahua vilcabamba franciscan centenario quinchuqui misahualli reventador pumallacta cementerio grazacocha historical papallacta achupallas tungurahua
P&P: UK 1st £3.92. UK 2nd £2.30. EU Surface £6.46. EU Air £6.60. ROW Surface £6.46. ROW Air £11.72

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From the Collections: UBC Museum of Anthropology Cookbook, 50th Anniversary Edition by Nancy Brodie & Judith Eyrl (£9.50)Publisher: Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia — 2000Binding: Hardback (Spiral Bound) [ISBN: 0888651279]Condition: Very Good. Gently rubbed at the edges of the spine and wrappers. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Number 37 in the series. Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs;

From the cover: “Established in 1947, the UBC Museum of Anthropology moved into its present location in May 1976. The building and landscape were designed by award-winning architect Arthur Erickson to simulate a native village setting, with totem poles and Northwest Coast First Nations houses visible through the 13. 7 metre (44. 9 feet) high windows of the Great Hall.

The Museum of Anthropology’s collections include both archaeological material and ethnographic objects from around the world. MOA is best known for its collections from the aboriginal peoples of coastal British Columbia. The large red cedar ‘Ksan Doors, Great Hall of massive carvings, and famous The Raven and the First Men sculpture by Bill Reid are a few highlights. The Museum also houses the Koerner Ceramics Gallery, a unique collection of European ceramics, and collections of Inuit sculpture, Greek and Roman antiquities, and Asian arts. MOA’s Visible Storage Galleries present more than 15,000 objects from around the world for exploration by students, researchers and the public.

From the Collections: UBC Museum of Anthropology Cookbook is a compilation of recipes by the Museum’s Volunteer Associates, illustrated with photographs of artefacts and events from the Museum.

As you prepare one of the recipes and thumb through the photographs remember with pleasure your visit to the UBC Museum of Anthropology.”
Notes: Size: 9" x 6¼". In the Museum Note series. 136 pages. Tags: cookery canada museum anthropology university british columbia rituals surrounding the preparation serving and sharing food are vancouver area okanagan valley meat poultry interior ranches fraser farir ley farms last harvest pacific ocean nancy brodie judith eyrl 0888651279 note
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The Burrell Collection by Richard Marks, Rosemary Scott, Barry Gasson, James K. Thomson & Philip Vainker (£9.50)Publisher: HarperCollins — 1996Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0004356802]Condition: Very Good. Slightly dog-eared wraps but a nice copy.Description: Illustrated with colour photographs. From the introduction: “Let there be no mistake about it: in all history, no municipality has ever received from one of its native sons a gift of such munificence as that which, in 1944, the City of Glasgow accepted from Sir William and Lady Burrell. The paintings, sculpture, tapestries, ceramics, stained glass, furniture, silver, metalworking objects, objets d’art of every kind, from three continents and virtually every period, which together comprise the collection that bears his name..”Notes: Foreword or introduction by John Julius Norwich. 160 pages. Tags: civilizations collections strathclyde collection catalogues needlework decorative tapestries collectors collecting artefacts sculpture paintings galleries furniture ceramics medieval oriental domestic scotland european catalogs drawings gallery carpets private stained burrell bronzes chinese museums glasgow studies eastern ancient prints greece castle hutton silver armour museum dutch asian rooms hague treen egypt italy stock jades iraq arts iran richard marks rosemary scott barry gasson james thomson philip vainker john julius norwich 0004356802
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Pottery and Porcelain by L. M. Angus-Butterworth (£8.50)Publisher: Collins — 1964Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with with several scuffs, nicks and short tears. Gently bruised at head & tail of spine and corners. Price Clipped.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs.Notes: Size: 6¼" x 4¼". Decorative boards with Red titling to the Spine & Upper Board. In the Nutshell Books series. 160 pages. Tags: blanc-de-chine pate-sur-pate tortoiseshell pot-walloping under-glaze earthenware caffaggiola feldspathic collectors’ decoration bellarmine nottingham pastillage diminutive pot-waller terracotta chervettes collecting decorating chinastone quodlibetz greybeard encaustic ironstone porcelain decorated stoneware boccaleri stippling honorific sprigging tradition barbotine angouleme suspended crockery feldspar practice figuline painting european eggshell oriental buccaros unglazed costrels ceramics pharmacy canettes metallic wedgwood
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An Illustrated Guide to Bali by Suzanne Charle [Charlé] (£7.50)Publisher: The Guidebook Company — 1990Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 9780844296937]Condition: Very Good.Description: Illustrated with colour photographs & maps. First in this, paperback, edition. From the cover: “From the emerald rice paddies cascading down sacred Mount Agung to palm-fringed beaches and coral-ringed lagoons, the sheer physical beauty of Bali almost blinds the visitor to an extraordinary culture — spiritual and mystical, rich in centuries-old traditions of music, dance, and art.

Here, in the early morning, women in brightly coloured sarongs make offerings of palm-fronds and flowers to the gods while surfers speed off on motorcycles in search of the perfect wave; in the evening, strains from the gamelan and discos mix in tropical breezes. Bali, with its horse carts and Hondas, Burger Kings and gas-lit pushcarts, blends the old and the new, the sacred and profane, welcoming the visitor while retaining its unique charm and simplicity.

Author and Bali resident Suzanne Charlé explores the art and culture the villages and beaches, the past and present of this dynamic, changing island. For the first-time visitor or the veteran, for the sun worshipper or the serious student, An Illustrated Guide to Bali is a useful companion on the road and a handsome book to have at home.”
Notes: Illustrated by R. Ian Lloyd (Photos.). Size: 8" x 5½". 232 pages. Tags: agama agencies agents agung airlangga airlines airport alit's alun-alun amandari amlapura anak ananda anggrek anggur archaeology architecture arina arja artini artist arts asembly asia astina atoom ayun ayung babek babi bagus bale bali balian balina balinese bangalows banjar banks bans banus barat baris barn barong baru baruna bateson batu batuan batubulan
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Japan by David Scott (£7.50)Publisher: Automobile Association — 1998Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0749516127]Condition: Very Good. Includes the original plastic protector with the map tucked into the pocket at the rear.Description: Revised edition. [First Edition: 1996] Illustrated with colour photographs & maps. From the cover: “AA Explorer Japan unfolds the mysteries behind one of Asia’s most enigmatic countries. From the imperial city of Kyoto to the streets of Tokyo, evocative photography and informed text reveal a land of ancient tradition and startling modernity. History and culture; Wildlife and environment; Where to go and what to see; Practical information; Where to stay; What to eat and drink; Drives and walks;”Notes: Size: C Format (8½" x 5¼"). In the A. A. Explorer series. 288 pages. Tags: abashiri akandake allowances amaterasu amusement antiques aquarium archipelago asahidake asahigaoka ashikaga aso-kuju azuma-san beancurd buddhism cenotaph ceramics ceremony ch'ang-an chanko-nabe chinatown chino-ike choshikei chusonji chuzenji coastline consulates cultural currency daibutsuden daimonji daisen-in daisetsu daisetsuzan daitokuji dani-lnari dembo-in districts dogashima earthquake earthquakes edo-tokyo embassies emperors engaku-ji enryakuji etiquette exchange excursions festivals feudalism
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Japan by Lesley Chan (£7.00)Publisher: A. A. — 1996Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0749512032]Condition: Very Good.Description: A Later Printing. Illustrated with photographs, in colour & black and white and maps. From the cover: “The Thomas Cook Traveller to Japan comes from the world’s leading travel experts and has everything you need to plan the perfect trip. It is up to date, easy to use and packed with hints and tips: What To See — the top sights and the less well known ones; First Steps — how to feel at home; Walks and tours with clear maps; Themes and lifestyle features bringing the real place alive; Getting Away From It All; A-Z practical guide; Shopping; Nightlife; Restaurants;”Notes: Size: B Format (7¾" x 5¼"). In the Thomas Cook Travellers series. 192 pages. Tags: abashiri akandake allowances amaterasu amusement antiques aquarium archipelago asahidake asahigaoka ashikaga aso-kuju azuma-san beancurd buddhism cenotaph ceramics ceremony ch'ang-an chanko-nabe chinatown chino-ike choshikei chusonji chuzenji coastline consulates cultural currency daibutsuden daimonji daisen-in daisetsu daisetsuzan daitokuji dani-lnari dembo-in districts dogashima earthquake earthquakes edo-tokyo embassies emperors engaku-ji enryakuji etiquette exchange excursions festivals feudalism
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Pottery Through the Ages by George Savage (£6.00)Publisher: Penguin — 1959Binding: Paperback First Edition. Condition: Good. An acceptable reading copy only. Pages heavily age-tanned.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs, this guide follows pottery through the ages. 247pp. Index. Advertisements.Notes: Size: A Format (7" x 4½"). Tags: blanc-de-chine pate-sur-pate tortoiseshell pot-walloping clay-covered earthenware collectors’ feldspathic caffaggiola under-glaze collecting nottingham chervettes terracotta quodlibetz pot-waller diminutive pastillage decorating decoration chinastone bellarmine boccaleri suspended angouleme barbotine tradition sprigging stippling stoneware decorated porcelain jewellery encaustic greybeard workbench ironstone honorific ceramics pharmacy canettes metallic wedgwood amphorae oinochoe petuntse on-glaze replacer jewelled painting coloured
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Clay Tobacco Pipes by Eric G. Ayto (£5.50)Publisher: Shire — 1984Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0852634501]Condition: Very Good. Gently rubbed at the edges of the spine and wrappers.Description: No. 37 in the series. Illustrated with black and white photographs.Notes: Size: 8¼" x 5¾". In the Shire Album series. 32 pages. Tags: and antiques ceramics clay collectables collectibles collecting collectors dating development europe european history identification manufacturing origin other pipemakers pipemaking pipes pottery smoking technologies tobacco tobacco-pipes
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Ecuador And Galapagos 1997 by Edited by Katherine R. Unterman (£4.00)Publisher: Macmillan — 1997Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0333686845]Condition: Very Good. Wraps rubbed at the edges.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs & maps.Notes: Size: 8¼" x 5¼". In the Let's Go series. 291 pages. Tags: acacana academy achuar achupallas agoyan agrarian aguarico agustin alameda alausi alavarado alberto alcaides alfaro amantes amazon amazonas ambato american americas angochagua antisana antonio archbishop's arroyo astronomico asuncion atacames atahualpa atuntaqui audencia avenida avenue ayangue azogues babahoya balneario balsamo balvanera bananas barrington bartolome battle benalcazar berlango bernardo biblian blanca blanco blankets bolivar
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