1st edition of Harpoons and Other Whalecraft by Thomas G. Lytle. Published in 1984 by the Old Dartmouth Historical Society Whaling Museum, New Bedford, Massachusetts. Very good clean condition. Light tan buckram with a lightly worn red and gilt spine label. Published without a dust jacket. Measures 10.25 x 7.25 x 1.25 inches.
Antique pair of faux painted bookends circa 1900. The faux books are Gardiner's History of England Ducie, Vol 111 and Vol IV. The two are so heavy and so well painted to resemble leather bindings and marbelized paper that it is hard to tell they are not real. They are felt lined to protect books, and so strong they can support most any desktop book collection. Each bookend measures 7.5 inches high, 5 inches deep with a 6 inch base. Excellent original condition.
Catalogue of Japanese Paintings and Prints in the Mr. and Mrs. Richard P. Gale Collection by J. Hillier. First edition in two volumes in the original slip case. Published by Charles E. Tuttle Co., Inc., Rutand, Vermont, Tokyo, Japan and the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. Measures 9.5 x 13 x 2.5. Very good clean condition.
Rare first edition reference book, "Pictures of Early New York on Dark Blue Staffordshire Pottery" by R. T. Haines Halesey, 1899. Printed inside: "Of this book there have been printed two hundred and sixty-eight copies on hand-made paper and thirty copies on imperial paper." Copyright, 1899, by Dodd, Mead and Company. Some pencil notes from a prior owner, but other wise this book is in very good condition with covers moderately rubbed and corners bumped. Measures 11.5 x 8.5 x 2.25 inches.
The Furniture Masterworks of John and Thomas Seymour, first edition, in excellent like new condition. Published in 2003 by the Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA. Used three times. Tight binding and clean pages. No marks, rips or tears. This study traces in detail the English origins of a very important American cabinetmaker. Drawing on eight years of study in English and American archives, author Robert Mussey presents a detailed biography of John Seymour and his son, Thomas, makers of some of the finest Federal period furniture in Boston.