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.
"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.