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ENJOYING STEUBEN GLASS., Redmond, Louis
1 ENJOYING STEUBEN GLASS. Redmond, Louis
Steuben Glass, N.D. Paperback Good+ with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Photographs; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 20 pages; 0 18189 
Price: 13.11 USD
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LIBRARY OF CAPE COD HISTORY AND GENEALOGY HISTORY OF SANDWICH GLASS, Bangs Burgess
2 LIBRARY OF CAPE COD HISTORY AND GENEALOGY HISTORY OF SANDWICH GLASS Bangs Burgess
Yarmouthport, MA C. W. Swift 1925 Wrappers Very Good with no dust jacket 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 16 pages; Apparently a 1925 reprint from The Deming Jarves Book of Designs by Charles Messer Stow. No add'tl info available. 1925; 0 24109 
Price: 23.45 USD
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NEW ENGLAND GLASS & GLASSMAKING, Kenneth M Wilson
3 NEW ENGLAND GLASS & GLASSMAKING Kenneth M Wilson
NY Thomas Y Crowell & Co. 1972 0690580754 / 9780690580754 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
COLLECTABLES; Hobbies; Art; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Photographs; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 401 pages; Small chip from bottom of back DJ panel. DJ in acrylic. Book unmarked. 365 b/w photos. ; 0 25505 
Price: 61.05 USD
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PUBLISHER PHOTO GLASS ART: REFLECTIONS OF THE CENTURIES, Ricke, Helmut
4 PUBLISHER PHOTO GLASS ART: REFLECTIONS OF THE CENTURIES Ricke, Helmut
Vail-Ballou Co 2002 3791327933 / 9783791327938 First Edition Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
Art; COLLECTABLES; Hobbies; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Color Illustrations; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 384 pages; DJ in acrylic. 363 color and 89 black-and-white photos. A tour-de-force of glass masterpieces from the Glasmuseum Hentrich in Dusselfdorf Germany. English language text. ; 0 25501 
Price: 56.35 USD
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STIEGEL GLASS Limited Edition 420 Copies, Hunter, Frederick William
5 STIEGEL GLASS Limited Edition 420 Copies Hunter, Frederick William
Houghton Mifflin Company 1914 First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; B/w plates; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 272 pages; 1st, 1914, sound and tight. Inked gifting in both cursive and ornate letters on first blank. Numerous full page plates. Small news clipping of sale of snuff bottle affixed below gifting. Nice copy. Signed by author beneath statement of limited edition. (GLASS). HUNTER, FREDERICK WILLIAM. Stiegel Glass. Boston and N. Y. : Houghton Mifflin, 1914. First Limited Edition, 1/420 unnumbered copies signed by Hunter at limitation statement on verso of half-title. 4to, tan buckram, xvi and 272 pages, untrimmed, 8 color plates from autochromes by J Kerfoot (many with multiple subjects) , over 150 b/w illustrations in groups on other leaves, all plates called for are present- none missing. Light aging, one text signature duplicated but no loss of any other pages, early and later ink gift presentations and small mounted newspaper clipping at front blank. ; Signed by Author; 0 24121 
Price: 140.95 USD
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Almost from time immemorial book collecting, and before that manuscript collecting, and before that anything that you could scratch or carve a message on, has been the subject of much interest. Today we have many categories of book collecting- Fancy bindings, Religious books, Philosophy books, Mystery books, Modern 1st editions, Leather bound books, Textbooks, Early readers, Archaeology books, Art books, Children's books and numberless others. You need not break the bank on 15th and 16th century works. There are some areas that are not yet popular and have a lot of growing to do. Alice in Wonderland with it's endless editions and artists is a fertile field for study as is Disney and Pinocchio. Religious books are now enjoying a greatly increased following. Early readers have a ways to go in appreciation yet. Poetry works may be on the decline a bit though still holding firm. Areas that appear unexploited at this time are Salesman's Dummy books. These are typically turn of the century or early 20th century works comprising highlights of several books. They were designed for salesmen to take orders with. These frequently included covers, spines, limited amounts of text and a good supply of illustrations from each featured book all bound together. Currently these are cheap out of all proportion to their scarcity. Search and you shall find in the land where the Princes of Serendip reign. ARC's (Advance review Copies) are also scarce relative to their key role in publication. These usually contain uncorrected proofs of the book to be issued, often along with author's signatures. They usually sell, even signed, at a considerable discount to the First Edition work which actually came later. Local Cookbooks such as published for church groups, clubs, etc. are now very low priced. You have to have a game plan here or risk being overwhelmed by the mass of cheap material now out there. Beeton's 1907 magazine, arguably the most highly valued magazine is popular for pritning "A Study in Scarlet", Sherlock Holmes first appearance in print. This sold in 1929 for a few shillings, about 1974 it achieved 80L at auction. A couple of years ago it exeeded $150,000 when sold at auction. Early magazines with their appearances of Edgar Alan Poe, Frank Baum, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Maxfield Parrish, Winslow Homer and the Wyeths among hundreds of coveted authors and artists in print are a fertile field. The best children's collection assembled was put together by a poorly paid school teacher in the the years when Children's books were not considered suitable for serious collectors. Today that collection resides at Yale to world acclaim. There is such a large world out there. Pick your specialty, buy quality, and your search will be a happy one and your rewards many.
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