"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.
10 vol collection of tapestry and textile identification c1930 all compiled by hand during the late 1920's. This represents an extraordinary amount of work and fantastic reference material.
"Garden Furniture and Ornament," published in 1987 by Apollo, Poughkeepsie, NY. Gold-stamped green linen hard cover book with original dust jacket in fine condition. Expanded edition of the circa 1910 publication of the collections of J. P. White's Pyghtle Works of Bedford, England. Pyghtle Works was the world's foremost purveyor of garden furnighings to homeowners, institutions, and landscape architects, including Gertrude Jekyll, Edward Luytens, and Vita Sackville-West. This edition includes catalogues that were not part of the 1910 edition.
Indian Embroideries by John Irwin and Margaret Hall. First edition published in 1973 by S. R. Bastikar for the Calico Museum of Textiles, Ahmedabad, India. This is the 2nd in a series of 3 volumes published of the entire collections of the Calico Museum. Mr. Irwin was the Keeper of the Oriental Dept., Victoria & Albert Museum, London. Beautiful plates. Good condition, with original dust cover. Measures 9 x 11.5 inches.
Hispanic Furniture from the Fifteenth through the Eighteenth Century by Grace Hardendorff Burr. Revised and enlarged 2nd edition published by the Archive Press in 1964. The 1st edition came out in 1941. The book pages and binding are in very good condition, the white linen cover is soiled, the edges are good, and the original dust cover has some tears beneath the clear Brodart cover. Measures 12 x 9.5 inches.