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DELUXE ILLUSTRATED CATALOGUE OF THE ART OF THE FRENCH EIGHTEENTH CENTURY AND THE ITALIAN RENAISSANCE BELONGING TO THE ESTATE OF THE LATE WILLIAM SALOMON... APRIL 1923 [LBC], American Art Galleries
1 DELUXE ILLUSTRATED CATALOGUE OF THE ART OF THE FRENCH EIGHTEENTH CENTURY AND THE ITALIAN RENAISSANCE BELONGING TO THE ESTATE OF THE LATE WILLIAM SALOMON... APRIL 1923 [LBC] American Art Galleries
N Y, N Y American Art Galleries 1923 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Auction Catalog; Folio 13" - 23" tal; aprox 550 pages; Deluxe Illustrated Catalogue of the Art of the French Eighteenth Century and the Italian Renaissance Belonging to the Estate of the Late William Salomon... April 1923. A truly impressive auction catalogue of the American Art Association from which sprang Swanns and Christies auction houses. 11.5 x 14" portraying 764 lots, most of which are portrayed, often in full page photographs. Issued at the height of it's glory this massive work, limited to 600 copies, is fully covered by an oversized vellum dust jacket. Cover somewhat darkened with stains. Contents with a few smudges and small water stains but overall clean and Very Good. 29179 
Price: 117.45 USD
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TEOBE ARTISTIC LEATHERCRAFT, May not be noted.
2 TEOBE ARTISTIC LEATHERCRAFT May not be noted.
Chas. A Toebe 1936 Pamphlet Good with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 24 + index pages; An early leathercraft catalog of books and supplies illustrated. Publ 1936, established 1872 23202 
Price: 20.63 USD
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3 THE DESMOND-STEPHAN MFG. CO May not be noted.
May not be noted. Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; B&W Illustrations; 16pp 8 x 10" detailed catalog of grinding wheel dressers and cutters. 3249 
Price: 14.05 USD
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THE STEPHEN H. WAKEMAN COLLECTION OF BOOKS OF NINETEENTH CENTURY AMERICAN WRITERS. FIRST EDITIONS, INSCRIBED PRESENTATION AND PERSONAL COPIES, MSS. AND LETTERS OF NINE AMERICAN AUTHORS, BRYANT, EMERSON, HAWTHORNE, HOLMES, LONGFELLOW, POE,THOREAU,WHITTIER, American Art
4 THE STEPHEN H. WAKEMAN COLLECTION OF BOOKS OF NINETEENTH CENTURY AMERICAN WRITERS. FIRST EDITIONS, INSCRIBED PRESENTATION AND PERSONAL COPIES, MSS. AND LETTERS OF NINE AMERICAN AUTHORS, BRYANT, EMERSON, HAWTHORNE, HOLMES, LONGFELLOW, POE,THOREAU,WHITTIER American Art
New York American Art Association, 1924 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Hard frowned and original green cloth with paper spine label. Includes many wonderful offerings with auction realizations neatly noted beside each in bold black pen. 1280 lots. Published 1924. One of the most fabulous collections of 19th-century American literature ever put together. Listings include occasional facsimile representations. 20761 
Price: 51.65 USD
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WALLHIDE COLOR SERVICE GUIDE, COLORS BY NATURE, PAINTS BY PITTSBURGH PLATE GLASS COMANY, Pittsburgh Paints
5 WALLHIDE COLOR SERVICE GUIDE, COLORS BY NATURE, PAINTS BY PITTSBURGH PLATE GLASS COMANY Pittsburgh Paints
Pittsburgh Paints 1939 Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
Color samples; Oblong 8vo 8" to 9"; About 60 pages of sample colors. Preliminary sheet with 20% paper loss to bottom. Two additional sheets describe how to use this book. Undated but for hand written '1942'. Published circa 1939. Founded in 1883 As a Plate Glass Manufacturer. 30631 
Price: 37.55 USD
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WATER AND GAS WORKS APPLIANCES MANUFACTURED BY R D WOOD AND CO., R. D. Wood & Co.
6 WATER AND GAS WORKS APPLIANCES MANUFACTURED BY R D WOOD AND CO. R. D. Wood & Co.
Philadelphia, PA R. D. Wood & Co 1886 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine with no dust jacket 
B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 206 pages; Laid in 5 illustrated folding brochures listing their products. Covers and contents clean. Book is well illustrated with foldouts. A nice example. 30658 
Price: 187.95 USD
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