Footprints of Assurance, limited edition published by MacMillan in 1953. Hardcover book with dust jacket in very good condition. Number 8 out of 500 copies, signed by the authors. Complete history of fire medallions with multiple photographs showing original cast iron house plaques. A superb must have reference for any serious collector of fire plaques and related memorabilia.
Imagens Religiosas Do Brasil, published by the author, Stanislaw Herstal, in Sao Paolo in 1956. Hardcover. Number 996 of 2000 copies. Text is in Portuguese and English with black and white and color plates; the color plates are tipped in. The linen cover has some discoloration and some of the pages are lightly foxed, but overall the book's condition is good. This is a very scarce publication. Measures 12.5 x 9.5 x 1.5/8 inches.
Important Chinese Ceramics from the J. M. Hu Family Collection, Sotheby's New York, June 4, 1985 sale. Hardcover catalogue with dust jacket in pristine condition.
"The English Candlestick 1425-1925" by Eloy Koldewij. First edition, published by Christie's in 2001. Excellent condition. Measures 10 x 13 inches.
"The Masters Book of Ikebana," first edition, published in 1966 by Bijutsu Shuppan-Sha Publishers, Tokyo, Japan. Background and principles of Japanese flower arranging, with lessons from the masters of the Ikenobo School in Kyoto, the Ohara School in Osaka, and the Sogetsu School in Tokyo. Edited by Donald Richie and Meredith Weatherby. The original plastic dust cover is wrinkled but the book is in excellent condition both inside and out. Gorgeous tea green brocade cover with bamboo calligraphy signature panel and rice paper title panel. Stunning color prints, many tipped-in. Measures 14 x 10.75 inches.