British Silhouette Artists and their Work 1760-1860 by Sue McKechnie, 1978. First published in 1978 by Wilson Publishers, Ltd, for Sotheby Parke Bernet Publications. Houston Library discard. Book and dust jacket are in very good condition. Measures 12 x 9 x 3 inches.
Nippon-To: Art Swords of Japan / The Walter A. Compton Collection. This beautifully bound harcover book is the catalogue of the exhibition of Japan House Gallery shown in the spring of 1976 as an activity of Japan Society, Inc. It is in excellent condition with the original jacket and slipcase. It also includes the original folder with a tipped-in print of a Miyamoto Musashi painting entitled "Sleeping Hotei." The book measures 10.5 x 15 x 1 inches.
"Netsuke / A Comprehensive study based on the M T Hindson collection" by Neil K Davey, the sought after revised edition published in 1982 by Philip Wilson Publishers, LTD. This edition added 296 new illustrations of which 182 are in full color. Measures 12 x 9 inches. Cover is blue linen with gilt lettered spine. Very clean, nearly new condition; the dust jacket has a clean mended front split under protective clear jacket cover.
Rare! Chinese Pottery and Porcelain by R. L. Hobson, the 2 volume set published in 1915 by Cassell and Company LTD. Forty plates in color and ninety-six in black and white. Limited edition of 1500, this is volume #904. Good to very good estate condition. Both the first and second volumes are marked #904. The books each measure 7.5 x 9.5 inches. Tan cloth boards with gilt and blind stamped decoration and title to cover and spine, no foxing, clean inside, gilt still on page tops.
"Girlhood Embroidery American Samplers and Pictorial Needlework 1650-1850" by renowned sampler authority Betty Ring. The seminal 2 volume set was published by Knopf in 1993. Nearly new condition in the original hard cover dust sleeve. Measures 12 x 9.5 x 2 inches.