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Summary of Lectures and Bibliography: Pennsbury Manor -- Americana Forum, 28-30 Sept., 1 Oct. 1967

By: N/A

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Morrisville, PA, Pennsbury Manor: 1967

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013204


Illus. stiff paper wraps, stapled binding. Unpaginated; reproduced typescript with 1-2 pp. abstracts of lectures on various aspects of 18th- and 19th-century American folk and material culture, antiques, decorative arts. Light shelf wear. A former owner has added extensive and historically valuable annotations in a neat and precise hand. View more info

Decorative Ironwork: Some Aspects of Design and Technique

By: N/A

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Council for Small Industries in Rural Areas: 1973

Seller ID: 021743


Black cloth, lettered in white. Essentially as issued. Slight shelf wear to dust jacket, now in archival mylar. 80 pp., illus. w/ 127 figures (b&w photographs, line drawings). 5th ptg.: Aug. 1973. Quite obscure issue, seldom seen stateside. View more info

The Chuck and Jan Rosenak Collection [Slotin Folk Art Auction, Buford, GA, 6 Nov. 2004 - catalog]

By: N/A

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Buford, GA, Slotin Folk Art Auction: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 030692


Stiff color illus. wraps, perfect-bound. Lightly thumbed covers. 96 pp., 816 catalogued lots, pictured in color. View more info

The John Gordon Collection of Folk Americana [Christie's New York auction catalogue, #9052, 15 and 19 Jan. 1999]

By: N/A

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Christie's New York: 1999

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 040011


Stiff color pictorial wraps. 250 pp., 1352 catalogued lots, illus. w/ color photographs. Light shelf/handling wear, crease to bottom rear cover corner. Unmarked interior, no prices realized. View more info

Pennsylvania Dutch Art [The American Arts Library] [INSCRIBED]

By: Adams, Ruth

Price: $4.95

Publisher: Cleveland and New York, World Publishing Co.: 1950

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 024375


Laminated pictorial boards. Light shelf wear, a bit rubbed at spine extremities. Better than typically found. 64 pp., illus. in color, b&w. View more info

Bucks County Fraktur

By: Amsler, Cory M. (editor); Joel D. Alderfer, Cory M. Amsler, Michael S. Bird, Corinne P. Earnest, Russell D. Earnest, Mary Jane Lederach Hershey, Henry C. Mercer, Terry A. McNealy, John L. Ruth, Don Yoder (contributors)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Kutztown, PA, Pennsylvania German Society: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 033684


Ivory cloth, lettered in burgundy. As issued. Color illus. dust jacket as issued, now in archival mylar. Color photos throughout. 367 pp. Superlative reference on the indigenous PA German art form, with lovely examples from the collection of the Mercer Museum in Doylestown and other southeastern PA collections. Magnificently illustrated. Though recent, on the short list of essential titles for all fraktur or folk art collections. View more info

Bucks County Fraktur

By: Amsler, Cory M. (editor); Joel D. Alderfer, Cory M. Amsler, Michael S. Bird, Corinne P. Earnest, Russell D. Earnest, Mary Jane Lederach Hershey, Henry C. Mercer, Terry A. McNealy, John L. Ruth, Don Yoder (contributors)

Price: $23.95

Publisher: Kutztown, PA, Pennsylvania German Society: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 044108


Ivory cloth, lettered in burgundy. As issued, with note to slight binding lean original to issue. Color illus. dust jacket as issued. Color photos throughout. 367 pp. Superlative reference on the indigenous PA German art form, with lovely examples from the collection of the Mercer Museum in Doylestown and other southeastern PA collections. Magnificently illustrated. Though recent, on the short list of essential titles for all fraktur or folk art collections. View more info

Samuel Yellin: Metalworker

By: Andrews, Jack

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Ocean City, MD, SkipJack Press: 2010

Seller ID: 036898


Red-orange cloth, lettered in black. As issued. Dust jacket shows slight shelf wear, 1/2" closed tear along top front edge, now in mylar. xv,116,11 pp., illus. w/ b&w photographs, drawings. View more info

Old Norwegian Rose-Painting

By: Asker, Randi (text)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Norway, Mittet:

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 035369


Tan folder, lettered in brown with front cover cut-out, containing [8] loose color plates exemplifying Norwegian rose-painting. Slight handling wear, former owner's signature inside folder. Text on back cover of folder excerpted from an essay by Randi Asker. View more info

Anonymous Was a Woman: A Celebration in Words and Images of Traditional American Art - And the Women Who Made It

By: Bank, Mirra

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York, St. Martin's Press: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 027151


Color illus. wraps. Very slight shelf wear, virtually as issued. 128 pp., illus. w/ color plates, additional b&w illus. View more info

Pennsylvania German Tombstones: A Study in Folk Art [Pennsylvania German Folklore Society Vol. XVIII (18) (1953)]

By: Barba, Preston A.

Price: $49.95

Publisher: Allentown, PA, Pennsylvania German Folklore Society: 1954

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 021235


Full natural linen, illus. and lettered in red. Front flyleaf slightly foxed along hinge, otherwise as issued. [v],232 pp., illus. w/ numerous line drawings depicting PA German tombstone inscriptions and designs. Essential work on Pennsylvania and American folk art. View more info

Joseph Lehn - Woodturner [Community Historians Annual No. 6]

By: Bell, Gary P.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Lancaster Theological Seminary, Lancaster, PA, Schaff Library for Community Historians: 1967

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 030568


Booklet, light green wraps, lettered in black. Mild shelf/handling wear. pp. 25-50, complete as issued (continuously paginated). Study of Joseph Lehn, the folk artist of Manheim Township, Lancaster Co., and his eponymous Lehnware. Very scarce. View more info

Life of Hon. Phineas T. Barnum [A Unique Story of a Marvellous Career]

By: Benton, Joel, Esq.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Edgewood Publishing Co.: 1891

Seller ID: 040160


Rust cloth, lettered/illus. in black and gilt. Worn but intact, with modest soiling and rubbing to covers, dye lightening and spotting to lower 10% of both covers. Rubbing with minor exposure at corners and spine extremities, text block edges typically dulled by age. Text block a bit toned, with mild dampstaining along lower margins of early leaves, merely cosmetic. 621 pp., illus. View more info

American Decorative Arts: 360 Years of Creative Design

By: Bishop, Robert; Coblentz, Patricia

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Harry N. Abrams: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 025150


Dark brown cloth, lettered/decorated in brown. Cloth very slightly tanned along edges, otherwise essentially as issued. Dust jacket basically as issued, now in archival mylar. 406 pp., 443 illus., including 160 color plates. View more info

Illustrated Housebuilding

By: Blackburn, Graham

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Woodstock, NY, Overlook Press: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 020734


Black 1/4 cloth, black paper covered boards, lettered in gold foil. As issued. 155 pp., illus. w/ drawings. Dust jacket shows very slight shelf wear, now in archival mylar. Notably well preserved copy. View more info

Pennsylvania German Illuminated Manuscripts

By: Borneman, Henry S.

Price: $7.50

Publisher: New York, Dover Publications: 1974

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 044109


Stiff color illus. wraps, oblong format. Slight sunning to front cover along joint, crease and thumbing marks to back cover, lightly rubbed corners. Firm binding, clean interior. 112 pp., 36 color plates, 2 b&w. View more info

Homespun Handicrafts

By: Bowles, Ella Shannon

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Philadelphia and London, J. B. Lippincott Co.: 1931

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 030550


Tan cloth, lettered/illus. in dark blue. Ex-library copy, typically marked/stamped, moderate wear. Spine extremities rubbed and mildly frayed, modest exposure at bottom corners. Firm, square binding. 251 pp., 60 b&w illus. View more info

Made By Hand -- Played By Heart: A Guide to Traditional Arts in Queens

By: Condon, Kathleen (editor)

Price: $18.50

Publisher: Jamaica, Queens, NY, Queens Council on the Arts: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 028455


Stiff pictorial wraps. Light shelf wear, former owner's surname in ink on front flyleaf. 78 pp., illus. w/ b&w photographs. Most of the "traditional arts" covered here are related to music, including folk traditions, dance, and especially instrument design and manufacture. View more info

Pennsylvania German Fraktur and Printed Broadsides: A Guide to the Collections in the Library of Congress

By: Conner, Paul, and Jill Roberts; Don Yoder (intro.)

Price: $17.50

Publisher: Washington, D.C., Library of Congress: 1988

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 041928


Stiff color pictorial teal wraps. Light handling wear, light thumbing crease along front cover fore-edge. Former owner's signature on half-title. 48 pp., illus. w/ several color plates, b&w illus. Limited to 2,500 copies. View more info

Paint, Pattern & People: Furniture of Southeastern Pennsylvania 1725-1850 [Publications of the Pennsylvania German Society Vol. 45]

By: Cooper, Wendy A., and Lisa Minardi

Price: $94.95

Publisher: Winterthur, DE, Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum: 2011

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 033556


Rust-brown cloth, lettered on front cover in blind and on spine panel in gold foil. As issued. Color pictorial dust jacket as issued, now in archival mylar. xxvi,278 pp., fully illus. in color. Pristine copy of one of the essential publications on decorated furniture of Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania Germans. PGS Vol. 45. Scarce. View more info

Paint, Pattern & People: Furniture of Southeastern Pennsylvania 1725-1850 [Publications of the Pennsylvania German Society Vol. 45]

By: Cooper, Wendy A., and Lisa Minardi

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Winterthur, DE, Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum: 2011

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 033683


Rust-brown cloth, lettered on front cover in blind and on spine panel in gold foil. Mildly bumped bottom front corner (no exposure), minor indentation along bottom front edge near joint, approx. 1 1/2" narrow area of minor soiling along bottom front edge, otherwise as issued. Color pictorial dust jacket shows the slightest bit of shelf wear, 1/8" closed tear at heel of front joint, virtually as issued, now in archival mylar. xxvi,278 pp., fully illus. in colo... View more info

Paint, Pattern & People: Furniture of Southeastern Pennsylvania 1725-1850 [Publications of the Pennsylvania German Society Vol. 45]

By: Cooper, Wendy A., and Lisa Minardi

Price: $85.00

Publisher: Winterthur, DE, Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum: 2011

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 040157


Rust-brown cloth, lettered on front cover in blind and on spine panel in gold foil. As issued. Color pictorial dust jacket shows slight surface rub at top front corner, otherwise as issued, now in archival mylar. xxvi,278 pp., fully illus. in color. Pristine copy of one of the essential publications on decorated furniture of Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania Germans. PGS Vol. 45. Scarce. View more info

Paint, Pattern & People: Furniture of Southeastern Pennsylvania 1725-1850 [Publications of the Pennsylvania German Society Vol. 45]

By: Cooper, Wendy A., and Lisa Minardi

Price: $94.97

Publisher: Winterthur, DE, Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum: 2011

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 040833


Rust-brown cloth, lettered on front cover in blind and on spine panel in gold foil. As issued. Color pictorial dust jacket as issued, now in archival mylar. xxvi,278 pp., fully illus. in color. Pristine copy of one of the essential publications on decorated furniture of Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania Germans. PGS Vol. 45. Scarce. View more info

Paint, Pattern & People: Furniture of Southeastern Pennsylvania 1725-1850 [Publications of the Pennsylvania German Society Vol. 45]

By: Cooper, Wendy A., and Lisa Minardi

Price: $79.95

Publisher: Winterthur, DE, Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum: 2011

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 044150


Rust-brown cloth, lettered on front cover in blind and on spine panel in gold foil. As issued, with note to slight binding lean original to issue. Color pictorial dust jacket as issued, now in archival mylar. xxvi,278 pp., fully illus. in color. Pristine copy of one of the essential publications on decorated furniture of Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania Germans. PGS Vol. 45. Scarce. View more info

A Basketmaker in Rural Japan

By: Cort, Louise Allison, and Kenji, Nakamura

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York and Tokyo/Washington, D.C., Weatherhill/Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution: 1994

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 039131


Stiff color pictorial wraps, French flaps. Slightly cocked binding, otherwise as issued. 160 pp., 174 catalogued objects pictured. View more info