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Radiogram Stereo Record Player "The Coffee Table Console Book" (vintage radios)
Located in Madison, WI
"The Coffee Table Console Book" At the crossroads of Mid-Century Modern design and a passion for music, is a place called Groovy Wood Studios. Purveyors, Curators, Restorers of fine authentic vintage stereo consoles from all around the world. Featuring fine furniture restorers and electronic technicians, and of course audio system expertise. The coffee table book for "Romancing the Wood, A Historical Tour de Force of Mid-Century Modern Stereo Console Designs and their Resurgence in the 21st Century" details the vast depth of Groovy Wood Studio's impact into acquiring, restoring and placing over 800 fine luxury pieces between 2020 and 2024. From adorning customers homes with finely restored stereo consoles, to enhancing large corporate headquarters like Trek and Google, the past 5 years have been seen a sharp incline in both excitement and interest. When Groovy Wood Studios asked Google "how did you find us", they said they Googled it... and that says it all, doesn't it? From their much revered piece, the Brionvega that was shipped to the San Fran MOMA (Museum of Modern Art), to the 2 pieces that were recently shipped to Paramount Pictures for the making of the movie IF (Imaginary Friends) by John Krasinski featuring Ryan Reynolds et al. Featuring an interesting restored His Masters Voice Gramophone and an interesting MCM stereo console...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Paper More Furniture and Collectibles

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Danese Milano 1957-1971: Produzione
Located in New York, NY
Manufacturer’s catalog for Danese Milano showcasing the production work (produzione) from the years 1957-1971. Co-founded by Bruno Danese in 1957, the eponymous company quickly becam...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paper More Furniture and Collectibles

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Svenskt Tenn, Strandvagen 5, Stockholm: samtliga möbler och textiler
Located in New York, NY
Svenskt Tenn catalog featuring the furniture, lighting, and botanical-print textile and wallpaper designs of in-house architect/designer Josef Frank. Published in the early 1950’s, t...
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1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Paper More Furniture and Collectibles

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Boat Blueprint of the Runabout "Puffy Doodle"
Located in Norwell, MA
Speedboat plan by William Atkin of "Puffy Doodle", A 20 foot runabout designed by William Atkin. The hull lines and offset are shown in great detail. Printed by Motor Boating Publish...
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1930s North American Vintage Paper More Furniture and Collectibles

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Sailboat Blueprint for Simple Simon
Located in Norwell, MA
Framed blueprint showing a fourteen foot sailing punt named Simple Simon. The plan is from Motor Boating Publishing in the 1930s. Showing all constru...
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1930s North American Vintage Paper More Furniture and Collectibles

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Sailboat Blueprint of the Sloop Turnover
Located in Norwell, MA
Framed blueprint of the sailboat turnover, designed by William Atkin for Motor Boating Publishing. Showing hull lines, deck, and profile. Circa 1937....
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Vitamin Txt Words in Contemporary Art
Located in New York City, NY
A ground-breaking global survey of today’s most innovative artists working with text The inclusion of text in works of art was a revolutionary creative advancement of the twentieth century, with artists subverting traditional conceptions of ‘art’ and ‘writing.’ Younger generations of artists have continued to use the inherent readability of words to communicate ideas to viewers across a diverse array of mediums, including painting, sculpture, installation, and video. Nominated by 66 leading global experts (including curators, critics, museum directors, and professors), Vitamin Txt showcases 103 living artists, from 34 countries, who place the use of text centrally within their artistic practices. With more the 500 artworks illustrated, and an introduction about the history of artists using text from ancient Chinese calligraphy to contemporary digital art...
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2010s Chinese Paper More Furniture and Collectibles

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Hearst the Collector Hardcover Book by Mary L. Levkoff 2008
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Hearst the Collector Hardcover – November 1, 2008 by Mary L. Levkoff (Author), Los Angeles County Museum of Art (Author).William Randolph Hearst (1863-1951) was one of the most famou...
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21st Century and Contemporary Victorian Paper More Furniture and Collectibles

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Persia The Immortal Kingdom by Ghirshman Minorsky Sanghvi 1971
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Persia The Immortal Kingdom by Ghirshman Minorsky Sanghvi 1971. Persia, the Immortal Kingdom by Vladimir Minorsky, Ramesh Sanghvi and Roman Ghirshman, William MacQuitty (photographs)...
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20th Century Islamic Paper More Furniture and Collectibles

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Art Over 2500 Works from Cave to Contemporary by Nigel Ritchie Hardcover Book
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Art: Over 2500 Works from Cave to Contemporary by Nigel Ritchie Hardback Book. 2008.The definitive visual guide to over 2,500 paintings and sculptures from around the world, from pre...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Paper More Furniture and Collectibles

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Original Antique Print of Relics of Bonnie Prince Charlie. C.1880
Located in St Annes, Lancashire
Great image of relics belonging to Charles Edward Stuart, Bonnie Prince Charlie Fine steel engraving by Charles Lawrie Published by Blackie, Edinburgh,Circa 1880 Unframed.
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1880s English Antique Paper More Furniture and Collectibles

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George Harrison "The Concert For Bangladesh" Post Concert Program August 1, 1971
Located in Incline Village, NV
Offered here is the paper bound program for the August 1st, 1971 iconic charity concert, put on by famous Beatle band member, George Harrison,and produced by world renowned music producer, Phil Spector; to raise money for the impoverished people of Bangladesh impacted by flood devastation created by a typhoon at the time. It was the first fund raising concert of its kind, to be followed in later years by Willie Nelson and Neil Young's Farm Aid concerts. George Harrison was joined by other famous rock n' roll celebrities such as Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, Leon Russell...
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1970s American Modern Vintage Paper More Furniture and Collectibles

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Winterthur by Jay E. Cantor, Signed and Inscribed by the Author
Located in valatie, NY
Winterthur by Jay E. Cantor, Signed and Inscribed by the Author. Published by Harry N. Abrams, New York, NY, 1986. 2nd Ed hardcover with dust jacket. Traces the history of the Delawa...
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1980s American Vintage Paper More Furniture and Collectibles

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The Jay Hoffman Collection of United States Stamps: by Robert A. Siegel Auction
Located in valatie, NY
The Jay Hoffman Collection of United States Stamps: Sale 956, Thursday & Friday, May 8-9, 2008, by Robert A. Siegel Auction Galleries, Inc. One of the most important collections to c...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Paper More Furniture and Collectibles

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Two Private Presses, Four Wind Press & Stone House Press on Long Island LTD Ed
Located in valatie, NY
Two Private Presses The Four Wind Press and the Stone House Press on Long Island by Joan Digby, Limited 1st Ed 1/200. Published by The Four Winds Press, New York, 1988. The story of ...
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Chagall Twentieth Century Masters Hardcover 1971 by Marc Bucci
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Chagall; (Twentieth-century masters) Hardcover – January 1, 1971 by Marc Bucci, Mario; Chagall (Author). Text: English, Italian (translation). 94 pages, Hardcover. First published Ja...
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Late 20th Century French Expressionist Paper More Furniture and Collectibles

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Fine Furniture A Timeline in Woods by Mallett & Son Antiques, 1st Ed
Located in valatie, NY
Fine Furniture: A Timeline in Woods by Mallett & Son Antiques. Mallett & Sons Antiques, 2007. 1st Ed softcover. 144 pp. Illustrated with furniture, mirrors, and accessories all photo...
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Early 2000s English Paper More Furniture and Collectibles

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How to Detect Damaged, Altered & Repaired Stamps 1st Ed
Located in valatie, NY
How to Detect Damaged, Altered and Repaired Stamps by Paul W. Schmid. Published by Palm Press Huntington, NY, 1979. Avoid costly mistakes. Paul Schmid explains how to detect alterati...
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1970s American Vintage Paper More Furniture and Collectibles

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The Complete Illustrated Encyclopedia of American Motorcycles by Tod Rafferty
Located in North Hollywood, CA
The Complete Illustrated Encyclopedia of American Motorcycles by Tod Rafferty. This lavishly illustrated history winds its way through the 20th century by exploring such popular Amer...
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Late 20th Century American American Classical Paper More Furniture and Collectibles

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The Frank T. Siebert Library of the North American Indian and American Frontier
Located in valatie, NY
The Frank T. Siebert Library of the North American Indian and American Frontier by Sotheby's, New York May 21, 1999. 1st Ed hardcover. The Frank T. Siebert Library of the North Ameri...
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Fundamentals of Philately by L.N. Williams, 1st Ed hardcover
Located in valatie, NY
Fundamentals of Philately by L.N. Williams. Published by American Philatelic Society, 1990. 1st Ed hardcover. The book includes 2 chapters on general collecting and the remaining 13 ...
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Boat Blueprint of White Cap II
Located in Norwell, MA
Sleek boat blueprint design by John L. Hacker for a twenty four foot utility boat "White Cap II". The sleek vessel is shown in great detail with hull ...
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1930s North American Vintage Paper More Furniture and Collectibles

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Sotheby's Catalog, An Important Russian Imperial Jewel. Geneva, 2005 1st Ed
Located in valatie, NY
Sotheby's Catalog, An Important Russian Imperial Jewel. Geneva 17 November 2005. 1st Ed hardcover. "An impressive and highly important diamond ornament from the collection of the Russian Imperial Family, Russia, second half of the 18th century. This diamond necklace with bowknot clasp is not only a remarkable jewel in itself, but its Russian royal provenance puts it in a class of its own. It evokes the blinding splendour of Catherine II, Empress of Russia: the magnificence of her court, her parks, her palaces, her art collections, and monuments. The most striking and colourful figure on the stage of European political life, for thirty four years she ruled a mighty empire which stretched from Siberia to Poland and left it stronger, larger and richer than when she came to the throne in 1762. After her death in 1796, her friend the Prince de Ligne, who had named her Catherine the Great, declared that this title- which has never been lost- resumed all her genius, courage, sense of justice, and force of character. Using her court as a stage, she played the part of an autocratic but enlightened ruler to perfection, imposing in her public appearances, kind and charming in private. The French ambassador, the Comte de Ségur who noticed how “her majestic head and brow, proud look and dignified deportment made her seem taller than she was”, was also impressed by her feminine grace “ her aquiline nose, well shaped mouth, Saxe blue eyes beneath dark lashes, gentle glance and seductive smile”. In spite of her success, she once confided to the Prince de Ligne that she could have served Russia better if she had been born a man. Ever the courtier, he assured her that being a woman was a positive advantage. “Believe me, you are so much more impressive in your beautiful embroidered orange red velvet dolman or tunic than a man decked out in boots and shoulder sash can ever be. In addition the five huge diamonds blazing out from your hair are far more effective than a man’s hat which is either ridiculously small or ridiculously big”. He was right. Her diamond jewellery proclaimed her power and her rank as Empress and appealed to the Russian taste for sumptuous goods. It impressed the Rev. William Coxe, visiting St. Petersburg in 1778: “the glory and the splendor of the clothing of the court and abundance of precious stones leave the opulence of other European courts far behind” and his opinion was shared by the acute Madame de Stael...
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Paper More Furniture and Collectibles

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Die Fouquet, 1860-1960: Schmuck-Kunstler in Paris, 1st Ed
Located in valatie, NY
Die Fouquet, 1860-1960: Schmuck-Kunstler in Paris by Sigrid Barten. (The Fouquet 1860-1960: jewelry artists in Paris." Published by Benteli, 1984. 1st Ed hardcover with dust jacket. ...
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1980s German Vintage Paper More Furniture and Collectibles

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Wine Lover's Devotional: 365 Days of Knowledge, Advice, & Lore Signed 1st Ed
Located in valatie, NY
Wine Lover's Devotional: 365 Days of Knowledge, Advice, and Lore for the Ardent Aficionado by and Signed by Jonathon Alsop. Published by Quarry Books, 2010. 1st Ed hardcover. For tru...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Paper More Furniture and Collectibles

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Set of 8 Antique French Leather Binding Books for Decoration
Located in Casteren, Noord-Brabant
A set of eight antique French books. These books can beautifully decorate your bookcase or office. The leather spines with gold print are in good ...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Paper More Furniture and Collectibles

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Mickalene Thomas
Located in New York City, NY
Over the past two decades, Mickalene Thomas's critically acclaimed and extensive body of work has spanned painting, collage, photography, video, and the immersive installations that ...
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2010s Chinese Other Paper More Furniture and Collectibles

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Fashion Faux Parr Signed Edition
Located in New York City, NY
The first book dedicated to the fashion photography of renowned British photographer Martin Parr Fashion Faux Parr showcases Martin Parr’s collection of fashion photography for the ...
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2010s Chinese Paper More Furniture and Collectibles

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Interiors The Greatest Rooms of the Century (Pink Edition)
Located in New York City, NY
The ultimate global celebration of residential design and decorating With 400 rooms organized by designer from A-Z, this much-lauded book goes beyond decorators, designers, and arc...
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2010s Chinese Paper More Furniture and Collectibles

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Gerhard Richter: October 18, 1977 - Robert Storr - 1st Edition, New York, 2000
Located in London, GB
Published by MoMA & Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1st edition, New York, 2000. Hardback with English text. “I don’t mistrust reality, of which I know next to nothing. I mistrust the pictur...
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Early 2000s Paper More Furniture and Collectibles

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"Hi-Fi The History of High-End Audio Design" Book
Located in New York City, NY
A beyond-cool look at the world of high-end audio design for passionate collectors, obsessive audiophiles, and design fans At a time when sales of vinyl records have hit a 25-year hi...
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21st Century and Contemporary European Paper More Furniture and Collectibles

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Designed for Life The World’s Best Product Designers
Located in New York City, NY
A global survey of 100 of the most creative and innovative product designers working today Designed For Life showcases 100 of the most exciting designers around the world and, through their work, shines a lens on what is happening at the forefront of contemporary product design. The boundaries between design, art, craft, fashion, and architecture have been blurred in recent years and a new generation of designers has emerged, working across different fields and genres. Products illustrated in the book range from furniture, lighting, and objects, to limited editions, glassware, and office systems, making Designed for Life the ideal route to new talent throughout the field of product design and the perfect way to assess exactly what is being created in the design scene today Chosen by an international line up of influential industry experts – design critics, museum curators, entrepreneurs, journalists, and gallerists – the nominated designers comprise young product designers who have emerged in the last few years, but who have already produced outstanding, creative, and innovative pieces of design, such as Mac Collins, Nifemi Marcus-Bello, Minjae Kim...
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2010s Chinese Paper More Furniture and Collectibles

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Gerhard Richter: Panorama - Mark Godfrey & Nicholas Serota - 1st Ed., 2011
Located in London, GB
Published by Tate Modern, 1st edition, London, 2011. Softcover, English text. “Art is the highest form of hope.” - Gerhard Richter. More than 300 colour and black and white plates. The first and most complete overview of Richter's whole career at the time of publication, this monograph surveys Richter’s entire oeuvre, from ‘60s photo...
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Minimalism by Kenneth Baker, 1998
Located in Outremont, QC
Minimalism by Kenneth Baker, 1998 Hard cover, Dust Jacket // 9 x 11.5 133 pages // 
 *Good condition, minor signs of use, couple of scribbles on pages
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1990s Paper More Furniture and Collectibles

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Christian Dior - Richard Martin & Harold Koda - 1st Edition, New York, 1996
Located in London, GB
Published by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1st edition, New York, 1996. Hardback with English text. 151 coloured plates, chiefly drawn from the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costum...
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Balenciaga and Spain - Hamish Bowles - 1st Edition, New York, 2011
Located in London, GB
Published by Rizzoli & Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, 1st edition, New York, 2011. Hardback with English text. Quintessentially Spanish, Balenciaga took inspiration from the b...
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Buddha & Shiva, Lotus & Dragon: Masterworks, John D. Rockefeller 3rd Collection
Located in valatie, NY
Buddha and Shiva, Lotus and Dragon: Masterworks from the Mr. And Mrs. John D. Rockefeller 3rd Collection at Asia Society by Adriana Proser. 1st Ed hardcover published by Hirmer Publishers, 2020. Buddha and Shiva, Lotus and Dragon presents sixty-seven masterpieces collected by John D. Rockefeller the third and his wife Blanchette Hooker Rockefeller. Illuminating the cultures and history of Asia, the book presents a magnificent selection of sculptures, bronzes, and ceramics that range from the late sixth century BCE to the early nineteenth century CE. Highlights of the collection include: spectacular Chinese vases, dynamic Indian Chola bronzes...
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Industrial Art and the Museum by Charles R. Richards, 1st Ed
Located in valatie, NY
Industrial Art and the Museum by Charles R. Richards. 1st Ed hardcover published by The Macmillan Company, 1927. Including: Industrial Art Museums of Germany (München, Hess. Landesmu...
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1920s American Vintage Paper More Furniture and Collectibles

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Detailed German Map of Australia Including Statistics of 1841, Published in 1854
Located in Langweer, NL
Title: "Detailed Map of Austral Land - 1854" This historic map, titled "Australland," was published in Glogau in 1854 by cartographer Carl Flemming. It's an intricately detailed dep...
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1850s Antique Paper More Furniture and Collectibles

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Compendium of Interiors Styles - François Baudot - 1st Edition, New York, 2005
Located in London, GB
An Assouline publication, 1st edition, New York, 2005. Hardback with English text. “ In the thirties, I wanted my living room to resemble a bathroom. Today my bathrooms resemble living rooms.” - Carlos de Beistegui...
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Wallace Collection Catalogues. Furniture With Historical Notes and Illus. 1st Ed
Located in valatie, NY
Wallace Collection Catalogues. Furniture. Text with Historical Notes and Illustrations by F.J.B. Watson. 1s Ed hardcover Published by William Clowes for the Trustees Wallace Collecti...
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Mid-20th Century English Paper More Furniture and Collectibles

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1743 Jus Canonicum Universum (Universal Canon Law) (2 volumes bound as 1). Bound
Located in Victoria, BC
Bound in Vellum, here is a beautiful and oversized book by R.P.F. Anacleto Reiffenstuel entitled E Societate Jus canonicum universum clara methodo juxta titulos quinque librorum Decr...
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1740s Antique Paper More Furniture and Collectibles

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Vintage Winston Churchill Book, Thoughts And Adventures, English, Autobiography
Located in Hele, Devon, GB
This is a vintage Winston Churchill Book, Thoughts and Adventures. An English language, bound autobiography, dating to the mid 20th century, pub...
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Mid-20th Century British Mid-Century Modern Paper More Furniture and Collectibles

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Gerhard Richter: Forty Years of Painting - Robert Storr - 1st Edition, 2002
Located in London, GB
Published by MoMA, 1st edition, New York, 2002. Hardback with English text. Nearly 300 coloured and black and white colour plates. From the austere photo-based figurative realism o...
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Rapper's Deluxe How Hip Hop Made The World
Located in New York City, NY
‘This incredible time capsule is full of insightful history, along with great imagery. A must-have for Hip Hop enthusiasts.’ – Jamel Shabazz, documentary...
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2010s Chinese Paper More Furniture and Collectibles

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Michael Del Piero: Traveled and Textural (Hardcover)
Located in Chicago, IL
Interiors designed by Michael Del Piero are full of delightful contradictions. She designs minimalist rooms rich with historical character, meticulously edited gallery-like spaces th...
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2010s Paper More Furniture and Collectibles

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Linen, Paper

Fountain Pens and Pencils: The Golden Age of Writing Instruments - 1990
Located in London, GB
Published by Schiffer Publishing, Ltd., 1st edition, 1990. Hardback with English text. Profusely illustrated with over a thousand fountain pens with full or nearly full-sized colour...
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Cérémonies d'Afrique - Carol Beckwith & Angela Fisher - 1st French ed., Paris
Located in London, GB
Published by Éditions de la Martinière, 1st French edition, translated from English, Paris, 2002. Hardback with French text. Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher are a photographer duo ...
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Chagall at the Met - Emily Genauer - 1st Edition, New York, 1971
Located in London, GB
Published by the Tudor Publishing Company, 1st edition, New York, 1971. Hardback with English text. Illustrated with fifty-two full-page colour reproductions, this volume showcases...
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Five Girls - Sam Haskins - London, 1965
Located in London, GB
Published by The Bodley Head Ltd., London, 1965, UK 1st Edition. Hardback with English text. 130 black-and-white photographs. Haskins introduced the world to his fresh, liberated...
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1960s Vintage Paper More Furniture and Collectibles

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Kazuumi Takahashi: High Tide Wane Moon - Shino Kuraishi - 1st Edition, 2007
Located in London, GB
Published by Nazraelli Press LLC., 1st edition, limited edition of 1000, 2007. Hardback with English text. The artist’s first monograph, this series of photographs explores the rel...
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Powers of Ten: A Flipbook, Charles and Ray Eames, Coffee Table Art Book
Located in Brugge, BE
An adaptation of the Charles and Ray Eames classic 1968 documentary by the same name, Powers of Ten: A Flipbook, is an ocular journey dealing with the relative size of things in the ...
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1990s American Mid-Century Modern Paper More Furniture and Collectibles

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Maroc by Albert Watson Marocco Photography Book
Located in Seguin, TX
Maroc by Albert Watson. Published by Rizzoli International Publications, New York, 1998. White hardcover binding with illustrated dust jacket. Photographs by renowned photographer ...
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1990s North American Moorish Paper More Furniture and Collectibles

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Yuki · Sakura / Snow · Cherry Blossom - Risaku Suzuki - 1st Edition, 2008
Located in London, GB
Published by Nazraelli Press, 1st edition, limited to only 500 copies, Portland, 2008. Large oblong Hardcover in snow-white silk-covered boards. Suzuki is one of Japan’s most promi...
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Antique Map of India during the height of the Mughal Imperial Expansion, 1713
Located in Langweer, NL
Antique map titled 'L'Inde de ca le Gange (..)'. Beautiful original antique map embracing most of India, made during the height of the Mughal imperial expansion. The map encompasses ...
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Mapping History: The Decorative Cartography of Indre-et-Loire by Levasseur, 1856
Located in Langweer, NL
An original hand-colored map of the Département d'Indre-et-Loire created by Victor Levasseur in 1856. As an antique steel engraved map, it showcases the detailed craftsmanship and technology of mid-19th century map making. The method of steel engraving allowed for precise and intricate details to be captured, making this map not only a navigational tool but also a work of art. The addition of outline hand colouring is particularly noteworthy. This technique, where colours are applied by hand to the engraved map, was a common practice at the time to highlight certain features such as boundaries, rivers, and cities. The hand colouring on this map would have been done meticulously, adding vibrancy and clarity to the engraved lines and making it easier to differentiate various geographical and political demarcations. The map's wide margins are characteristic of the period's presentation style, offering space for additional annotations or simply serving to frame the map aesthetically when displayed. Such margins also suggest that the map was intended for a discerning audience, possibly for educational or decorative purposes in a library or study. Victor Levasseur was renowned for his decorative maps, often embellished with artistic elements that went beyond mere geographical information. These elements could include vignettes, allegorical figures, and detailed illustrations surrounding the map itself, reflecting the cultural, historical, and economic aspects of the depicted area. While the description does not detail these decorative aspects, it's common for Levasseur's works to feature such embellishments, making his maps highly prized among collectors and historians for both their artistic value and cartographic accuracy. This map of Département d'Indre-et-Loire, with its combination of technical precision in steel engraving and the beauty of hand colouring, represents a fascinating intersection of art and science in the 19th century. It is a testament to the era's dedication to detail, craftsmanship, and the aesthetic presentation of information. The Département d'Indre-et-Loire, located in the central part of France within the region known as the Centre-Val de Loire, is rich in historical and cultural significance, with numerous important places highlighted on a map from 1856 by Victor Levasseur. Based on the region's known historical sites and cities, the following places are likely to be featured or of importance: 1. **Tours**: As the capital city of the Département d'Indre-et-Loire, Tours is a central hub of history, culture, and architecture. It is known for its old town, the Place Plumereau, Tours Cathedral, and its proximity to the Loire River, making it a likely focal point on the map. 2. **Amboise**: This town is famous for the Château d'Amboise, which is closely linked to French royal history and offers panoramic views of the Loire River. Leonardo da Vinci is buried here in the Chapel of Saint-Hubert, associated with the château. 3. **Chinon**: Known for its medieval fortress, the Château de Chinon, this town has deep historical roots, including connections to Joan of Arc and King Charles VII. The fortress and town would be significant landmarks. 4. **Villandry**: The Château de Villandry is renowned for its beautiful Renaissance gardens, which are some of the most impressive in France. While the château might be less emphasized in an 1856 map compared to cities and towns, it's an important site in the region. 5. **Loches**: This town features the Château de Loches, a medieval castle, and the Royal Lodge, noted for its Renaissance architecture. The town's history and architectural landmarks make it a place of interest. 6. **Azay-le-Rideau**: The Château d'Azay-le-Rideau is set on an island in the middle of the Indre River, showcasing the French Renaissance architectural...
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Louis Féraud - 1st U.S. Edition, New York, 1986
Located in London, GB
A Rizzoli publication, 1st U.S. edition, New York, 1986. Hardback with English text. “Elegance is the art of being extravagant while at the same time going unnoticed.” Féraud shot ...
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1980s Vintage Paper More Furniture and Collectibles

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Paul Poiret et Nicole Groult: Maître de la Mode Art Déco - 1st Ed., Paris, 1986
Located in London, GB
Published by Musée de la Mode et du Costume, Palais Galliera, 1st edition, Paris, 1986. Softcover with French text. Paul Poiret and Nicole Groult bought...
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