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.
Sam Abell The Photographic Life by Leah Bendavid-Val. First edition, published by Rizzoli, NY, in 2002. Measures 10.5 x 12 inches. Very good clean edition, slight roll on edge.
First Edition "Historic Wall-Papers From Their Inception to the Introduction of Machinery" by Nancy McClelland. Published by J. B. Lippencott in 1924. A seminal reference for restorers of period homes. Pages immaculate with images all present, also fold-out chart of important dates in excellent condition. Book cover is discolored, the jacket is torn under a protective plastic cover, and the binding is loose. Measures 8.75 x 11 inches.
Vintage reference book: "Maryland Silversmiths 1715 to 1830" by J. Hall Pleasants and Howard Sill, 1972 reprint edition limited to 1000 copies. Unabridged publication of the first edition published in Baltimore, MD, in 1930 in a single edition of 300 copies. Robert Alan Green, Publisher, Harrison, NY 10528. Excellent condition with original dust cover. Measures 9 x 11.25 inches