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A Pennsylvania German Precisionist: The Art of Richard Peter Hoffman

By: Hellerich, Mahlon H., and Scott T. Swank

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Birdsboro, PA, Pennsylvania German Society: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 034077

Condition: Near Fine


Color illus. stiff paper wraps, oblong format. 112 pp., 189 catalogued works, 175 illus. in color, b&w. Slight handling wear. First-ever survey of a notable artist residing for much of his life in Allentown, PA, and working in the PA German vernacular. Accompanied by cover letter from PGS president Richard Druckenbrod dated 18 June 1990. View more info

A Pennsylvania German Precisionist: The Art of Richard Peter Hoffman

By: Hellerich, Mahlon H., and Scott T. Swank

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Birdsboro, PA, Pennsylvania German Society: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 037651

Condition: Near Fine


Color illus. stiff paper wraps, oblong format. 112 pp., 189 catalogued works, 175 illus. in color, b&w. Slight handling wear. First-ever survey of a notable artist residing for much of his life in Allentown, PA, and working in the PA German vernacular. View more info

Samplers of the Pennsylvania Germans [Pennsylvania German Society Vol. XXV (25)]

By: Hersh, Tandy, and Charles Hersh

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Birdsboro, PA, Pennsylvania German Society: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 032062

ISBN: B015X4BPC4

Condition: Fine


Ivory natural linen, illustrated and lettered in burgundy. As issued. Dust jacket as issued, now in archival mylar. 303,[1] pp., illus. with many b&w, color plates. Among the essential books on the subject. Publications of The Pennsylvania German Society, Volume XXV [25]. View more info

Samplers of the Pennsylvania Germans [Pennsylvania German Society Vol. XXV (25)]

By: Hersh, Tandy, and Charles Hersh

Price: $84.50

Publisher: Birdsboro, PA, Pennsylvania German Society: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 035835

ISBN: 0911122583

Condition: Near Fine


Ivory natural linen, illustrated and lettered in burgundy. Cloth is slightly foxed, otherwise as issued. Dust jacket mildly rubbed at corners and along edges, with slight edge creasing at a few points, now in archival mylar. 303,[1] pp., illus. with many b&w, color plates. Among the essential books on the subject. Publications of The Pennsylvania German Society, Volume XXV [25]. View more info

Samplers of the Pennsylvania Germans [Pennsylvania German Society Vol. XXV (25)]

By: Hersh, Tandy, and Charles Hersh

Price: $90.00

Publisher: Birdsboro, PA, Pennsylvania German Society: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 037447

ISBN: B01JXSXANI

Condition: Fine


Ivory natural linen, illustrated and lettered in burgundy. As issued. Dust jacket shows light rubbing to spine extremities and corners, in new mylar. 303,[1] pp., illus. with many b&w, color plates. Publications of The Pennsylvania German Society, Volume XXV [25]. View more info

Samplers of the Pennsylvania Germans [Pennsylvania German Society Vol. XXV (25)]

By: Hersh, Tandy, and Charles Hersh

Price: $84.95

Publisher: Birdsboro, PA, Pennsylvania German Society: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 039533

ISBN: B01FKWKXXQ

Condition: Fine


Ivory natural linen, illustrated and lettered in burgundy. "1991" inked on upper front flyleaf, otherwise as issued. Dust jacket shows light rubbing along edges, a few light scratches to upper rear panel, in new mylar. 303,[1] pp., illus. with many b&w, color plates. Publications of The Pennsylvania German Society, Volume XXV [25]. View more info

Mennonite Arts [SIGNED]

By: Hess, Clarke E.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Atglen, PA, Schiffer Publishing Ltd.: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 017139

ISBN: 0764314149

Condition: Fine


Dark gray cloth, titled in lighter gray. As issued. 192 pp., illus. with color plates. Dust jacket now in mylar. Signed by author on title page. View more info

Russian Folk Art

By: Hilton, Alison

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Bloomington and Indianapolis, IN, Indiana University Press: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004604

ISBN: 0253327539

Condition: Near Fine


Red cloth. 357 pp., illus. Almost as issued, slight adhesion along fore-edge, appears original to publication (mainly cosmetic). View more info

Pennsylvania Dutch Folk Art Auction: Walter Himmelreich Collection [Pennypacker Auction Centre catalog, Kenhorst/Reading, PA, 21 May 1973]

By: Himmelreich, Walter

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Reading, PA, Pennypacker Auction Centre: 1973

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 040297

Condition: VG+


Booklet, stiff b&w pictorial wraps. 83 pp., 322 catalogued lots, many illus. in b&w photographs. Light shelf wear, covers a bit rubbed with light ballpoint impressions on a portion of front cover. View more info

Hungarian Folk Art

By: Hofer, Tamás, and Edit Fél [Hofer, Tamas, and Edit Fel]

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York, Oxford University Press: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 024626

ISBN: 0192114484

Condition: Near Fine


Light gray buckram, lettered in black, with front cover decoration in blind. Slight shelf wear, virtually as issued. Color pictorial dust jacket is modestly toned, lightly soiled, with approx. 1" closed tear along bottom front edge, slightly nicked along lower rear flap fold, presents well in archival mylar. 638 pp., illus. w/ color plates, b&w figures. View more info

Crafts of Kashmir, Jammu and Ladakh

By: Jaitly, Jaya (editor); Sahai, Kamal (photographs)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Abbeville Press: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 035587

ISBN: 1558591168

Condition: Fine


Dark eggplant cloth, lettered in gold foil, squarish format. As issued. Color pictorial dust jacket shows slight shelf wear, nearly as issued, now in mylar. 228 pp., illus. w/ color plates. View more info

The Potters and Potteries of Chester County, Pennsylvania [SIGNED/NUMBERED]

By: James, Arthur E.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Exton, PA, Schiffer Publishing Co.: 1978

Edition: First Thus

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 039865

ISBN: 0916838188

Condition: Fine


Brown pebbled leatherette, gilt stamped. Very slight foxing along text block edges, essentially as issued. 208 pp. Signed and numbered (#51) copy of a limited edition, 1st thus, orig. issued 1947. SIGNED BY AUTHOR on title pg. Potters and potteries surveyed here include Schofield, Silknitter, Davis, Vickers, Valentine, Coates, Brosius, Cope, Hutchison, Grier, Mount Jordan, Ross, Brown, Heebner, Benner, Rogers, High, Rhoades, Phoenixville, Uwchlan, Kersey, Hoopes, Smedley, West Chester, Westtown, James, Pusey, Cassell, Keystone, Esbin, etc. Locations include Coatesville, Londonderry, Lionville,... View more info

Revivals! Diverse Traditions, 1920-1945: The History of Twentieth-Century American Craft

By: Kardon, Janet (editor)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Harry N. Abrams: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 031663

ISBN: 0810926016

Condition: Near Fine


Stiff color pictorial wraps. Very slight shelf wear, virtually as issued. 303 pp., illus. with color plates, additional b&w photographs. View more info

Wood Motifs in American Domestic Architecture - "Phantasy in Wood"

By: Karp, Ben

Price: $12.50

Publisher: New York, Bonanza Books: 1966

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 025917

Condition: VG+


1st Bonanza edition. Ivory cloth, showing modest foxing toward edges (typical of issue). 255 pp., illus. w/ 250 captioned b&w plates. Firm binding, clean text block. Oblong format. Dust jacket shows some rubbing to edges, several short (1/2" or less) closed tears with associated creasing along rear edges, dampstaining near spine panel not extending to binding, now in archival mylar. View more info

The American Fireplace: Chimneys, Mantelpieces, Fireplaces & Accessories

By: Kauffman, Henry J.

Price: $9.95

Publisher: New York, Galahad Books: 1972

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 047456

ISBN: 0883653303

Condition: Fine


Brown leatherette, spine panel lettered in gold foil. Minor foxing along text block fore-edge, otherwise as issued. Color pictorial dust jacket shows minor ballpoint imprinting on front panel (no actual ink marks), now in mylar. View more info

Covered Bridges on the Byways of Ohio [#331, SIGNED]

By: Ketcham, Bryan E.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Cincinnati, OH, Self-Published: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 021731

Condition: VG+


Ivory embossed cloth, raised lettering and cover design. Mild shelf wear, covers somewhat toned but otherwise intact, mild binding lean. No. 331 of an unspecified first edition available only through the author. Signed by author on dedication page. Update slip with list of bridges removed since publication laid in. x,11-224 pp., illus. w/ color, b&w plates. View more info

Covered Bridges on the Byways of Indiana [#378, SIGNED]

By: Ketcham, Bryan E.

Price: $110.00

Publisher: Lockland, OH, Self-Published: 1949

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 021732

Condition: Near Fine


Ivory embossed cloth, raised lettering and cover design. Minor shelf wear, covers slightly toned but otherwise intact, slight binding lean likely original to issue, corners slightly curled. No. 378 of an unspecified first edition available only through the author. Signed by author on dedication page. x,11-216 pp., illus. w/ color, b&w plates, folding 2-page map tipped in at rear. It appears that the rear map may not be original to issue, as it contains a legend of extant bridges, with several indicated in ink (apparently by the author) as removed, moved, or abandoned. View more info

American Folk Art

By: Ketchum, William C., Jr.

Price: $19.95

Publisher: New York, NY, Todtri Productions Ltd.: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 022840

ISBN: 1880908387

Condition: Near Fine


Blue cloth-effect paper-covered boards, lettered in white. Very slightly rubbed corners and spine extremities, virtually as issued. Slight shelf wear to dust jacket. 144 pp., illus. w/ 150+ color plates. Relatively scarce. View more info

American Redware

By: Ketchum, William C., Jr.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Henry Holt and Co.: 1991

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 048033

ISBN: 0805012621

Condition: Fine


Black 1/4 cloth, light brown paper covered boards. As issued. Color pictorial dust jacket shows light surface wear, now in mylar. x,148 pp., illus. View more info

The Jewish Heritage in American Folk Art

By: Kleeblatt, Norman L., and Gerard C. Wertkin (essay by Mary Black)

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York, Universe Books for The Jewish Museum/Museum of American Folk Art: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004745

ISBN: 0876638582

Condition: Near Fine


124 pp., fully illus. w/ color plates, b&w illus. Lightly rubbed edges. Exhibition catalogue, 128 works. View more info

The Jewish Heritage in American Folk Art

By: Kleeblatt, Norman L., and Gerard C. Wertkin, with Essay by Mary Black

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York, Universe Books/Jewish Museum and Museum of American Folk Art: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 021322

ISBN: 0876638582

Condition: Near Fine


Catalogue to accompany 1984 exhibition. 124 pp., 17 color plates, 128 catalogued works. Slight shelf/handling wear, nearly as issued. View more info

A Gallery of American Samplers: The Theodore H. Kapnek Collection

By: Krueger, Glee F.

Price: $9.95

Publisher: New York, Bonanza Books: 1984

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 034130

ISBN: 0517455927

Condition: Fine


Dark red leatherette, lettered in gold foil. Short gift inscription on front flyleaf, flyleaves slightly age-toned along edges, otherwise as issued. Color illus. dust jacket essentially as issued, now in mylar. 96 pp., illus. in color, b&w. View more info

To Cut, Piece, and Solder: The Work of the Rural Pennsylvania Tinsmith 1778-1908 [An Oral Traditions Project]

By: Lasansky, Jeannette

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Lewisburg, PA, Union County Historical Society: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 030328

Condition: Near Fine


Booklet, oblong format, stiff pictorial wraps. Lightly rubbed edges and coners, lightly thumbed. 80 pp., illus. Scarce. View more info

A Good Start: The Aussteier or Dowry

By: Lasansky, Jeannette

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Lewisburg, PA, Union County Historical Society: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 033379

ISBN: 0812282612

Condition: Near Fine


Stiff color pictorial wraps. MIld crease to top front cover corner, otherwise virtually as issued. 88 pp., illus. in b&w, some color. View more info

A Good Start: The Aussteier or Dowry

By: Lasansky, Jeannette;Oral Traditions Project (Union County Historical Society)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Lewisburg, PA, Oral Traditions Project of the Union County Historical Society: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 030343

ISBN: 0917127064

Condition: VG+


Stiff color pictorial wraps. Mild shelf/handling wear, a few thumbing creases to covers. Stamp and signature of former owner Rick Merritt. 88 pp., illus. in color. Scarce first edition issued by Union Co. Historical Society, not distributed by Penn State Univ. Press. View more info