John W. Doull, Bookseller, Inc.

Quick Search

Words appearing in our descriptions


Click on Title to view full description

1 AHLGREN, Sven MUNOZ, Adriana STILBORG, Ole LEIFSEN, Esben Past and Present in Andean Prehistory and Early History. Proceedings of a Workshop held at the Etnografiska Museet, Göteborg, Sweden September 16-17 1996.
1998, ISBN:9187484099 
AHLGREN, Sven, Adriana Muñoz, Susanna Sjödin, & Per Stenborg, (eds). Past and Present in Andean Prehistory and Early History : Proceedings of a Workshop held at the Etnografiska Museet, Göteborg, Sweden September 16-17 1996. Goteborg : (Etnografiska Museet), 1998. Pp (4),[5]-263,(9). Illustrated. Graphs, tables. 8vo, yellow cardcovers and a brown dustjacket. Etnologiska Studier / Ethnological Studies 42. Contents : Incarracay, an lnka Administrative Centre in the Cochabamba Valley. Bolivia (by Janos Gyarmati and Andras Varga); Archaeological Explorations in Eastern Bolivia: The Samaipata Project (by Albert Meyers and Cornelius Ulbert); Clay Pots and Potters' Work: Archaeology and Ethno-archaeology at Pichao in North-western Argentina (by Susana Sjodin); The Documentation of Bolivian Rock Art (by Kristin Parknert and Ann-Charlotte Larsson); Territorio, ritos y mitos en el Formativo del noroesteargentino: Un caso de estudio entre el 500 a 800 d.C. (by Martha Ortiz Malmierca); The Troublesome Xenogamy between Archaeology and Ethnohistory: Examples from Research on North-western Argentinian Prehistory and Early History (by Per Stenborg); The Santa Maria Culture - Myth or Reality? (by Per Cornell and Nils Johansson); Centres and Peripheries in the Andes: A World Systems Approach (by Atf Hornborg); The Concept of Time-Space in Quechua: Some Considerations (by Lisbet Bengtsson); Asia - Ancon - Huari: Areas deinteraccion o nudos de transicion? El rol de los tratantes (by Anna-Britta Hellbom); La metalurgia precolombina como expresion cultural y semantica ( by Maria Rosario Vazquez); Cazadores y pastores tempranos de la Puna Argentina (by Daniel E. livera); Interdisciplinary Research of the Cultural and BiologicalDiversity of the Andean Rain Forests (by Inge Schjellerup); Histories of Mobilities, Strategies of Independence: An Example from the NorthernAndes(by Esben Leifsen); Forms of Organization in the Andean Rural Areas, Past and Present (by Bibeke Andersson); AlgunosPbjetos del Noroeste Argentino en el Museo Etnografico de Goteborg, Siecia (by Adriana Munoz); Ceramology: Geting Closer to the Potters and their World (by Ole Stilborg). Some artices in English and some in Spanish. Ex-library (spine label, inkstamp), else very good. With tipped in errata slip. 65.00

Price: 65.00 CDN
Add to Shopping Cart
2 AKABOSHI, Goro and Heiichiro NAKAMARU NAKAMARU, Heiichiro SILLA, June, trans. Five Centuries of Korean Cermaics : Pottery and Porcelain of the Yi Dynasty. 1st english ed in dj.
Weatherhill/Tankosha, New York, 1975, ISBN:0834815141 
AKABOSHI, Goro and Heiichiro NAKAMARU. Five Centuries of Korean Cermaics : Pottery and Porcelain of the Yi Dynasty . Translated by June Silla. New York: Weatherhill/Tankosha, (1975). First English Edition. Pp. [1]-159,(1), including plates. Illustrated in black and white. 8vo, olive-green cloth spine with decorated cream paper covered boards, gilt lettering to spine. Top edge spotted, else vg in nicked, unclipped dj. 50.00

Price: 50.00 CDN
Add to Shopping Cart
3 ALLEN, E. A. Prehistoric World : or, Vanished Races
Central Publishing House, Cincinnati, 1885, 
ALLEN, E. A. The Prehistoric World : or, Vanished Races. Cincinnati : Central Publishing House, 1885. Pp (6),[3]-820,(4) + frontispiece, engraved title page, and 22 other full-page engravings. Also, 327 text illustrations. Thick 8vo, maroon half leather, maroon cloth boards, gilt lettering to front board and spine, marbled endpapers, all edges marbled. Copyright by Ferguson, Alllen, and Rader, 1885. Emory Adams Allen (1853–1933). Helped by C.C. Abbott, M.D., Prof. Charles Rau, Prof. F.W. Putnam, Alexander Winchell, LL. D., A.F. Bandelier, Cyrus Thomas, and G.F.Wright. Contents : Chapter 1. Introduction. Difficulties of the subject—Lesson to be learned—The pursuit of knowledge—Recent advances—Prehistoric past of the Old World—Of the New—Of Mexico and the South—The Isles of the Pacific—Similar nature of the relics—The wonders of the present age—History of popular opinion on this subject—The teachings of the Bible—Nature of the evidence of man's antiquity—The steps leading up to this belief—Geology—Astronomy—Unfolding of life—Nature of our inquiry. Chapter 2. Early Geological Periods. Necessity of a general acquaintance with the outlines of Geology—A time in which no life was possibleon the globe—Length of this period—History of life commences at the close of this period—On the formation of rocks—The record imperfect—The three great periods in animal life on the globe—Paleozoic Age—Animal and vegetable life of this period—Ideal scenes in this period—The Mesozoic Age—Animal and vegetable life of this period—Advance noted—Abundance of reptilian life—First appearance of birds—Nature's methods of work—the Cenozoic Age Geologicaloutline—Sketch of the Eocene Age—Of the Miocene Age—What is sufficient pro of of the presence of man—Discussion on the Thenay flints—The Pliocene Age—Animal and vegetable life of this age—Was man present during this age?—Discussion of this subject—Summing up of the evidence—Conclusion. Chapter 3. Men of the River Drift. Beginning of the Glacial Age—Interglacial Age—Man living in Europe during this age—Map of Europe—Proof of former elevation of land—The animals living in Europe during this age—Conclusions drawn from these different animals—The vegetation of this period—Different climatic conditions of Europe during the Glacial Age—Proofs of the Glacial Age — Extent ofGlacial Ice—Evidence of warm Interglacial Age—The primitive state of man—E arly English civilization — Views of Horace— Primitive man destitute of metals — Order in which different materials were used by man for weapons — Evidence from the River Somme — History of Boucher De Perthes's investigations. Discussion of the subject — Antiquity of these remains — Improvement during the Paleolithic Age — Description of the flint implements — Other countries where these implements are found — What race of men were these tribes —The Canstadt race — Mr. Dawkins's views — When did they first appear in Eu rope? The authorities on this question — Conclusion. Chapter 4. Cave-Men. Other sources of information — History of cave explorations — The formation of caves — Exploration in Kent's Cavern — Evidence of two different races —The higher culture of the later race — Evidence of prolonged time — Explor ation of Robin Hood Cave — Explorations in Valley of the River Meuse — M. Dupont's conclusions — Explorations in the Valley of the Dordogne — The station at Schussenreid — Cave-men not found south of the Alps — Habitations ofthe Cave-men — Cave-men were hunters — Methods of cooking — Destitute of t he potter's art — Their weapons — Clothing — Their skill in drawing — Evidence of a government — Of a religious belief — Race of the Cave-men — Distinct from the Men of the Drift — Probable connection with the Eskimos. Chapter 5. Antiquity of the Paleolithic Age. Interest in the Antiquity of man — Connected with the Glacial Age — The subject difficult — Proofs of a GlacialAge — State of Greenland to-day — The Terminal Moraine — Appearance of the North Atlantic — Interglacial Age — Causes of the Glacial Age — Croll's Th eory — Geographical causes — The two theories not antagonistic — The date of the Glacial Age — Probable length of the Paleolithic Age — Time Since theclose of the Glacial Age — Summary of results. Chapter 6. The Neolithic Ag e in Europe. Close of the first cycle — Neolithic culture connected with the present — No links between the two ages — Long lapse of time between the two ages — Swiss lake villages — This form of villages widely scattered — Irish cranogs — Fortified villages — Implements and weapons of Neolithic times — Possessed of pottery — Neolithic agriculture — Possessed of domestic animals — Danish shell-heaps — Importance of flint — The art of navigation —Neolithic clothing — Their mode of burial — The question of race — Possibl e remnants — Connection with the Turanian race — Arrival of the Celts. Chapter 7. The Bronze Age in Europe. Races of Men, like Individuals — Gradual change of Neolithic Age to that of Bronze — The Aryan family — First Aryans Neolithic — Origin of Bronze — How Great discoveries are made — Gold the first metal — Copper abundant — No Copper Age — The discovery of Tin — Explanation of an Alloy — Bronze, wherever found, the same composition — What is meant by the Bronze Age — Knowledge in other directions — Gradual Growth ofCulture — Three Centers of Bronze production — Habitations during the Bron ze Age — The Bronze Ax — Implements of Bronze — Personal ornaments — Ornaments not always made of Bronze — Advance in Arts of living — Advance in Agriculture — Warlike Weapons — How they worked Bronze — Advance in Government — Trade in the Bronze Age — Religion of the Bronze Age — Symbolical figures— Temples of the Bronze Age — Stonehenge. Chapter 8. The Iron Age in Europ e. Bronze not the best metal — Difficulties attending the discovery of Iron— Probable steps in this discovery — Where this discovery was first made — Known in Ancient Egypt — How this knowledge would spread — Iron would not drive out Bronze — The primitive Iron-worker — The advance in government — Pottery and ornaments of the Iron Age — Weapons of early Iron Age — The battle-field of Tilfenau — Trade of early Iron Age — Invention of Money — Invention of Alphabetic Writing — Invasion of the Germanic Tribes — The cause of the Dark Ages — Connection of these three ages — Necessity of believing in an Extended Past — Attempts to determine the same — Tiniere Delta — Lake Bienne — British Fen-lands — Maximum and Minimum Data — Mr. Geikie's conclusions — The Isolation of the paleolithic Age. Chapter 9. Early Man in America. Conflicting accounts of the American Aborigines — Recent discoveries — Climate of California in Tertiary Times — Geological changes near its close— Description of Table Mountain — Results of the discoveries there — The C alaveras skull — Other relics — Discussion of the question — Early Californians Neolithic — Explanation of this — Date of the Pliocene Age — Other discoveries bearing on the Antiquity of man — Dr. Koch's discovery — Discoveries in the Loess of Nebraska — In Greene County, Illinois — In Georgia — Difficulties in detecting a Paleolithic Age in this country — Dr. Abbott's discoveries — Paleolithic Implements of the Delaware — Age of the deposits — The race of Paleolithic man — Ancestors of the Eskimos — Comparison of Paleolithic Age in this country with that in Europe — Eskimos one of the oldest races in the World. Chapter 10. The Mound Builders. Meaning of "Mound Builders" — Location of Mound Building tribes — All Mounds not the work of men —Altar Mounds — Objects found on the Altars — Altar Mounds possibly burial Mounds — Burial Mounds — Mounds not the only Cemeteries of these tribes — Terraced Mounds — Cahokia Mound — Historical notice of a group of Mounds — The Etowal group — Signal Mounds — Effigy Mounds — How they represented different animals — Explanation of the Effigy Mounds — Effigy Mounds in other localities — Inclosures of the Scioto Valley — At Newark, Ohio — At Marietta, Ohio — Graded Ways — Fortified Inclosures — Ft. Ancient, Ohio — Inclosures of Northern Ohio — Works of unknown import — Ancient Canals in Missouri —Implements and Weapons of Stone — Their knowledge of Copper — Ancient mini ng — Ornamental pipes — Their knowledge of pottery — Of Agriculture — Government and Religion — Hard to distinguish them from the Indians. Chapter 11.The Pueblo Country. Description of the Pueblo Country — Historical outline — Description of Zuñi — Definition of a Pueblo — Old Zuñi — Inscription Ro ck — Pueblo of Jemez — Historical notice of Pecos — Description of the Moqui tribes — The Estufa — Description of the San Juan country — Aztec Springs— In the Canyon of the McElmo — The Ruins on the Rio Mancos — On Hovenweep Creek — Description of a Cliff-house — Cliff Town — Cave Houses — Ruins on the San Juan — Cave Town — The Significance of Cliff-houses — Moqui tradit ions — Ruins in Northern New Mexico — Ruins in the Chaco Cañon — Pueblo Bonito — Ruins in South-western Arizona — The Rio Verde Valley — Casa Grande —Ruins on the Gila — Culture of the Pueblo Tribes — Their Pottery — Superio rity of the Ancient pottery — Conclusion. Chapter 12. The Prehistoric Americans. Different views on this Subject — Modern System of Government — Ancient System of Government — Tribal Government universal in North America — The Indians not Wandering Nomads — Indian houses Communal in character — Indian Methods of Defense — Mandan Villages — Indians sometimes erected Mounds — Probable Government of the Mound Builders — Traditions of the Mound Builders among the Iroquois — Among the Delawares — Probable fate of the Mound Builders — The Natchez Indians possibly a remnant of the Mound Builders — Their early Traditions — Lines of resemblance between the Pueblo Tribes and the Mound Builders — The origin of the Indians — America Inhabited by the Indians from a very early time — Classification of the Indian Tribes — Antiquity of the Indian Tribes. Chapter 13. The Nahua Tribes. Early Spanish discoveries in Mexico — The Nahua tribes defined — Climate of Mexico — The Valley of Anahuac — Ruins at Tezcuco — The Hill of Tezcocingo — Ruins at Teotihuacan — Ancient Tulla — Ruins in the Province of Querataro — Casa Grandes inChihuahua — Ancient remains in Sinaloa — Fortified Hill of Quemada — The P yramid of Cholula — Fortified Hill at Xochicalco — Its probable use — Ruinsat Monte Alban — Ancient remains at Mitla — Mr. Bandelier's investigations — Traditions in regard to Mitla — Ruins along the Panuco River — Ruins in Vera Cruz — Pyramid of Papantla — Tusapan — Character of Nahua Ruins. Chapter 14. The Maya Tribes. The geographical location of the Maya tribes — Description of Copan — Statue at Copan — Altar at Copan — Ruins at Quiriga — Patinamit — Utatlan — Description of Palenque — The Palace at Palenque — The Temple of the Three Inscriptions — Temple of the Beau-relief — Temple of the Cross — Temple of the Sun — Maler's Temple of the Cross — Significance ofthe Palenque crosses — Statue at Palenque — Other ruins in Tobasco and Chi apas — Ruins in Yucatan — Uxmal — The Governor's House — The Nunnery — Roomin Nunnery — The Sculptured Façades — Temple at Uxmal — Kabah — Zayi — Lab na — Labphak — Chichen-Itza — The Nunnery — The Castillo — The Gymnasium — M. Le Plongon's researches — The tradition of the Three Brothers — Chaac-Mal — Antiquity of Chichen-Itza. Chapter 15. The Culture of the Civilized Tribes. Different views on this question — Reasons for the same — Their architecture — Different styles of houses — The communal house — The teepan — Theteocalli — State of society indicated by this architecture — The gens amon g the Mexicans — The phratry among the Mexicans — The tribe — The powers and duties of the council — The head chiefs of the tribe — The duties of the "Chief-of-Men" — The mistake of the Spaniards — The Confederacy — The idea of property among the Mexicans — The ownership of land — Their laws — Enforcement of the laws — Outline of the growth of the Mexicans in power — Theirtribute system — How collected — Their system of trade — Slight knowledge of metallurgy — Religion — Quetzalcohuatl — Huitzilopochtli — Mexican priesthood — Human sacrifice — The system of Numeration — The calendar system — The Calendar Stone — Picture-writing — Landa Alphabet — Historical outline.Chapter 16. Ancient Peru. First knowledge of Peru — Expeditions of Pizarro — Geography of Peru — But a small part of it inhabitable — The tribes of a ncient Peru — How classified — Sources of our knowledge of Peru — Garcillaso De La Vega — Origin of Peruvian civilization — The Bolson of Cuzco — Historical outline — Their culture — Divided into phratries and gentes — Government — Efforts to unite the various tribes — Their system of colonies — Theroads of the Incas — The ruins of Chimu — The arts of the Chimu people — T he manufacture of Pottery — Excavation at Ancon — Ruins in the Huatica Valley — The construction of a Huaca — The ruins at Pachacamac — The Valley of the Canete — The Chincha Islands — Tiahuanuco — Carved gateway — The Islandof Titicaca — Chulpas — Aboriginal Cuzco — Temple of the Sun — The Fortres s — General remarks. Edges lightly worn, penned name, else very good. NOTE:Some extra shipping will be needed for this hefy volume. 120.00

Price: 120.00 CDN
Add to Shopping Cart
4 ALLEN, Rebecca, (ed.) Historical Archaeology : Journal of the Socety for Historical Archaeology,Volume 41, Number 4
Societ for Historical Archaeology, 2007, 
ALLEN, Rebecca, (ed.). Historical Archaeology : Journal of the Socety for Historical Archaeology, Volume 41, Number 4. : Society for Historical Archaeology, 2007. Pp (6),1-212,(6). Illustrated. Maps. Double Column. 8vo,illustrated white card covers, lettered in black. Contents : Archaeologica l Evidence of Economic Activities at an Eighteenth-Century Frontier Outpostin the Western Great Lakes (by Michael S. Nassaney, José Antonio Brandao, William M. Cremin, and Brock A. Giordano); Keeping Edison’s Secrets: Archaeological Documentation of Thomas A. Edison’s Menlo Park Patent Vault (by Michael J. Gall, Richard Veit, and Alison Savarese); Tell-Tale Trees: Historical Dendroarchaeology of Log Structures at Rocky Mount, Piney Flats, Tennessee (by Henri D. Grissino-Mayer, and Saska L. van de Gevel); Transformations in San Diego County Gravestones and Cemeteries (by Seth Mallios and DavidCaterino); Pottery in the Mormon Economy: An Historical, Archaeological, a nd Archaeometric Study (by Timothy James Scarlett, Robert J. Speakman, and Michael D. Glascock); Eliciting Contraband through Archaeology: Illicit Trade in Eighteenth-Century St. Augustine (by Kathleen Deagan); An Historic Chinese Abalone Fishery on California’s Northern Channel Islands (by Todd J. Braje, Jon M. Erlandson, and Torben C. Rick); Silences and Mentions in History Making (by Peter R. Schmidt and Jonathan R. Walz); Image, Text, Object:Interpreting Documents and Artifacts as ‘Labors of Representation’ (by Bar bara L. Voss); Privies and Parasites: The Archaeology of Health Conditions in Albany, New York (by Charles L. Fisher, Karl J. Reionhard, Matthew Kirk,and Justin Divirgilio); Nativism, Resistance, and Ethnogenesis of the Flor ida Seminole Indian Identity (by Brent R. Weisman). Very good. 15.00

Price: 15.00 CDN
Add to Shopping Cart
5 Antiques - Smithsonian) Cooper-Hewitt Museum Smithsonian Illustrated Library of Antiques. 15 vols in dj
Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Design, 1979, 
(Antiques - Smithsonian). Prepared by The Cooper-Hewitt Museum Written by various authors. The Smithsonian Illustrated Library of Antiques. In FifteenVolumes. N. pl.: The Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Design, 1979-1983. Pp. 127, approx. in all volumes with numerous colour plates and black & white photographs. 4to, paper covered boards, cloth spines with gilt lettering to front and spine. Titles include: Furniture 1: Prehistoric Through Rococo; Needlework; Oriental Rugs; Porcelain; Clocks; Glass; Prints; Jewelry; Furniture 2: Neoclassic to the Present; Silver; Pottery; Toys & Games; Miniatures; Boxes; Enamels. Small sticker to ffep, else vg in djs ( occasional narrow band of browning to top edges, one or two small bumps). forthe set 250.00

Price: 250.00 CDN
Add to Shopping Cart
6 ARNOLD, Charles D. and Carole STIMMEL STIMMEL, Carole Canadian Journal of Archaeology, 7:1, 1983) Analysis of Thule Pottery
Canadian Archaeological Association, Victoria, BC, 1983, 
ARNOLD, Charles D. and Carole STIMMEL. "An Analysis of Thule Pottery" . An article in the Canadian Journal of Archaeology, volume 7, number 1, 1983, pp. 1-21. (Victoria, BC: Canadian Archaeological Association, 1983). Pp. (2),1-126. Illustrated. 8vo, illustrated yellow card covers. Also includes: Donald W. Clark's "Is There a Northern Cordilleran Tradition?", Ernest G. Walker's "The Woodlawn Site: A Case for Interregional Disease Transmission in the Late Prehistoric Period", and Richard E. Morlan's "Counts and Estimatesof Taxonomic Abundance in Faunal Remains: Microtine Rodents from Bluefish Cave I". Vg. For the issue. 10.00

Price: 10.00 CDN
Add to Shopping Cart
7 BARTON, R.M. History of the Cornish China-Clay Industry
D. Bradford Barton , Truro, Cornwall, 1966, 
BARTON, R.M. A History of the Cornish China-Clay Industry. Truro (Cornwall,UK) : D. Bradford Barton Ltd, (1966). First Edition. Pp [1]-212. Illustrat ed. Maps. Index. 8vo, black cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Contents : 1. The Potters in Cornwall: 1750-1820. 2. The Cornish Adventurers: 1820-1858. 3. Expansion: 1858-1912. 4. Integration: 1912-1966. “The china-clay and china-stone industry of Cornwall is one of the most important and individual extractive industries in Great Britain today. It is, moreover, an old established one, owing its origin two centuries ago to the Plymouth potter, William Cookworthy.” - from the dj. Very good in edgeworn dustjacket. 35.00

Price: 35.00 CDN
Add to Shopping Cart
8 BASS, George F. National Geographic 172:6 CURTSINGER, Bill Oldest Known Shipwreck Reveals Splendors of the Bronze Age
National Geographic Magazine, 1987, 
BASS, George F. and Bill CURTSINGER. "Oldest Known Shipwreck Reveals Splendors of the Bronze Age." An article in the National Geographic Magazine, Volume 172, No. 6, December 1987. Pp 693-734. Illustrated with photographs, illustrations, diagrams and a fldg map. "Sailing an ancient trade network. a ship sank off Turkey some 3,400 years ago. [...] trove of pottery, weapons, and copper and tin ingots". Vg. 5.50

Price: 5.50 CDN
Add to Shopping Cart
9 BEAUDRY, Lindsay. Book of Indian Crafts to Do.
Fitzhenry & Whiteside, Don Mills, Ontario, 1977, ISBN:0889021430 
BEAUDRY, Lindsay. Kawin : A Book of Indian Crafts to Do. Written and Illustrated by Lindsay Beaudry. Production Assistance by John. (Don Mills, Ontario) : Fitzhenry & Whiteside Limited, (1977). Pp [1]-64. Illustrated. 4to, orange card covers. In the PONA (People of Native Ancestry) Series. Crafts covered : Ojibwa Wigwam, Iroquois Longhouse, Tanning Hides, Moccasins, Old Style Ojibwa Dress, New Style Ojibwa Dress, New Style Iroquois Dress, Ojibwa Dyes, Use of Colour, Designs, Rock Paintings, Beading on Leather or Cloth, Firebag, Beaded Pouch, Loom Beading, Headband, Hair Ties, Woven Sash, BirchBark Basket, Design on Birch Bark, Porcupine Quill Embroidery, Sweet Grass Basket, Iroquois Pottery, Rattle, Drum, Design on Drums, Drumstick, Corn H usk Dolls, Iroquois Doll Clothes, Cradle Board, Snowshoes, Birch Bark Canoe, Snow Snake, Lacrosse Stick, Ring and Pin Game. Very good. 15.00

Price: 15.00 CDN
Add to Shopping Cart
Nineteenth Century English Pottery and Porcelain. UK in dj. , BEMROSE, Geoffrey
10 BEMROSE, Geoffrey Nineteenth Century English Pottery and Porcelain. UK in dj.
BEMROSE, Geoffrey. Nineteenth Century English Pottery and Porcelain. L. : Faber and Faber, (1952). Pp (6),vii-xi,(1),157,(3),+ 96 plates. Tall 8vo, purple cloth. Vg in spine-chipped, price-clipped dj. 60.00

Price: 60.00 CDN
Add to Shopping Cart
11 BERGES, Ruth From Gold to Porcelain : The Art of Porcelain and Faïence in dj
Thomas Yoseloff, New York, 1977, 
BERGES, Ruth. From Gold to Porcelain : The Art of Porcelain and Faïence. New York & London : Thomas Yoseloff, (copyright 1963). Pp. (6),7-239,(1) + colour frontispiece. Double column. Illustrated throughout with b&w photos. 4to, white cloth, gilt lettering to the spine. "As far as possible and practical, the chapters of this book have been arranged chronologically, although each may be read independently of the others. Twenty-one chapters presenttwenty-one different subjects in the field of faience and porcelain. The f irst two chapters on the Orient stress the fact that porcelain (especially in China) was made there long before the secret of its manufacture was discovered on the Continent. The second section of the book compririses the story of faience in five major Europoean countries. The third section focuses on the discovery and development of European porcelain, its prevailing styles, its peak of achievement, and its decline. The fourth section takes a close look at some ot the artists — the porcelain modelers and painters — at their lives, their aims, and the characteristics of their art. The final chapters deal with specific subjects as expressed through the medium of porcelain." (from the dj). Contents : Part I. The Orient. 1. The Secret of the Orient; 2. Exclusively Japan. Part II. Faïence in Europe. 3. The Orient Meets Spain: Hispano- Moresque Potteries; 4. Renaissance Pottery: Majolica; 5. Faïence in Germany: Tiles, Tankards, and Tureens; 6. From Faenza to Faïence; 7. The Predominance of Delft. Part III. Porcelain in Europe . 8. From Gold to Porcelain; 9. Meissen’s First Rival: Du Paquier in Vienna; 10. At the French Court: Pâte tendre; 11. Capo di Monte, Buen Retiro, Naples; 12.In the Georgian Taste: Chelsea; 13. Down to Earth Thuringia. Part IV. The Artists. 14. Modeller of Porcelain: Kändler; 15. From Rebel Painter to Factory Director : Löwenfinck; 16. The Hannong Family; 17. Bavarian Rococo: The Superb Elegance of Bustelli; 18. Melchior: Back to Nature; 19. On Potteries and Porcelains Purchased or Pilfered : Hausmaler. Part V. The Inspiration. 20. Enter: Commedia dell’arte; 21. Music in Porcelain. With selected bibliography and index. ADDITIONAL SHIPPING CHARGES WILL BE REQUIRED FOR ORDERS OUTSIDE CANADA DUE TO ITS WEIGHT. Name, else very good in price-clipped dustjacket, with small tear. 35.00

Price: 35.00 CDN
Add to Shopping Cart
12 BIRD, Junius B. Anthropological Papers of the American Museum of Natural History, 38:4 Excavations in Northern Chile
American Museum of Natural History, New York, 1943, 
BIRD, Junius B. Excavations in Northern Chile. New York: The American Museum of Natural History, 1943. Pp. (4),173-318,(2). Illustrated in black and white. Double column. 8vo, printed grey wraps with black lettering to front cover and blank spine. Anthropological Papers of the American Museum of Natural History, volume XXXVIII, part IV. Contents: 1. Introduction; 2. Climate and Topography: Effect on Life in Northern Chile; 3. Excavations in the Vicinity of Arica: i. Lower Azapa Valley, ii. Alacran Island, iii. Playa Miller Casino (La Lisera): Pottery -- Textiles and Basketry -- Miscellaneous -- Hunting and Fishing Gear -- Chipped Stone Artifacts -- Animal and Plant Remains -- Burials, iv. Los Gentiles Cemetery, v. Playa de los Gringos Cemetery: [examinations of seven grave sites and a false burial], vi. Excavations at Quiani: Chipped Stone Artifacts -- Hunting and Fishing Gear -- Miscellaneous -- Burials -- Conclusions, vii. Caleta Vitor; 4. Excavations at Punta Pichalo, Psagua: Artifacts -- Fishing Gear -- Miscellaneous -- Plant Remains -- Faunal Remains -- Burials -- Conclusions; 5. Excavations at Taltal: Coarse Stonework -- Fine Stonework -- Fishing Gear -- Miscellaneous -- Conclusions; 6. Coquimpbo and La Serena; 7. Conclusion. Name expunged from front cover, minor inking to title page and verso, else very good. Due to its small size, shipping costs should be cheaper than quoted. 40.00

Price: 40.00 CDN
Add to Shopping Cart
13 BLADES, Joe Casemate Poems. First Edition, Signed..
Widows & Orphans, Waterloo, ON, 2004, ISBN:0978413018 2004 
BLADES, Joe. Casemate Poems. (Waterloo, ON): Widows & Orphans, (2004). First Edition. Pp. (8),[9]-66,(2). Illustrated with several b&w photos including one of a Sarah Petite encaustic . 8vo, photo-illustrated white and grey card covers with dark grey titles to front and spine.

Joseph 'Joe' Blades (b. August 29, 1961, Halifax, Nova Scotia), poet, artist and publisher, raised in Elmsdale and Dartmouth. He graduated from Prince Andrew High School and NSCAD.

"The two suites of 'casemate poems' were written during two one-week artist-in-residence stints in 2003 in Fredericton, New Brunswick. These were public, interactive, residencies with visitors passing through the casemate workspace with two concurrent artists-in-residence scheduled for any given week.

During his residency, Blades had a typewriter set up on a table facing the open doorway of the casemate. It was always primed with a sheet of paper. In the tradition of writers in storefronts, as Blades finished composing each poem, it was attached to the casemate wall. Blades also took photographs inside and from within the casemate looking outward: images of the casemate itself, of his art in progress, photographs of the weaving looms, of the potter and pottery turned.

In this volume, Blades' poems and photographs are combined to produce a work that reflects the immediacy of their composition while enabling the reader to experience Blades' writing at their own pace." - from the rear cover.

Near ghazals nb
casemate poems
casemate poems (part two)

Very good. Signed, inscribed and dated 2004 by Blades on the title page. 15.00

Price: 15.00 CDN
Add to Shopping Cart
Guide to the Knowledge of Pottery, and Other Objects of Vertu.   3rd ed , BOHN, Henry G.
14 BOHN, Henry G. Guide to the Knowledge of Pottery, and Other Objects of Vertu. 3rd ed
George Bell & Sons, 1887, 
BOHN, Henry G. A Guide to the Knowledge of Pottery, and Other Objects of Vertu : comprising an Illustrated Catalogue of the Bernal Collection of Works of Art, with the Prices at which they were sold at Auction, and the Names of the Present Possessors. To which were added an Introductory Essay on Pottery and Porcelain and an engraved list of Marks and Monograms. Numerous wood engravings. L: George Bell & Sons, 1887. Third Edition, corrected. Pp. (3), iv-xxxvi, 504. 8vo, pressed decorative green cloth, gilt lettering to spine.
Hinges starting, spine faded, ends nicked, boards sunned, corners bumped, gift inscription to ffep, else vg. 100.00

Price: 100.00 CDN
Add to Shopping Cart
Collecting Old Lustre Ware.  in dj. , BOSANKO, W. Collectors' Pocket Series)
15 BOSANKO, W. Collectors' Pocket Series) Collecting Old Lustre Ware. in dj.
William Heinemann, London, 1916, 
BOSANKO, W. Collecting Old Lustre Ware . L.: William Heinemann, (1916). Pp.[i]-xv,(1),[1]-112, including frontis. Illustrated. Small 8vo, pressed and decorated green cloth. A volume in The Collectors' Pocket Series (edited b y Sir James Yoxall). Name to ffep, else vg in nicked, teastained, front-cover detached (cleanly split at front hinge) dj. 75.00

Price: 75.00 CDN
Add to Shopping Cart
Osiris and the Egyptian Resurrection.   2 vols , BUDGE, E. A. Wallis
16 BUDGE, E. A. Wallis Osiris and the Egyptian Resurrection. 2 vols
Putnam Lee Warner, London, 1911, 
BUDGE, E. A. Wallis. Osiris and the Egyptian Resurrection [In Two Volumes].L.: Putnam Lee Warner, 1911. Pp. (Vol. 1) 404 + 6 p. of plates (two of whi ch fold out), fold-out colour frontis. entitled "Osiris Khenti Amenti, The Great God, The Lord of Eternity, Governor of the Great Land, Seated on his Throne in the Other World Receiving the Adorations of the Scribe Nekht and his Wife", (Vol. 2) 440 + fold-out colour frontis. entitled "The Great Judgment of Osiris - The Weighing of the Heart in the Balance". Illustrated after drawings from Egyptian Papyri and Monuments in the Egyptian and AssyrianAntiquities section in the British Museum. Large 8vo, red cloth with gilt illustration to front cover and spine. A copiously illustrated meticulous breakdown of the Egyptian mythology behind the beliefs in and about Osiris. Includes dozens of black and white illustrations, with some hieroglyphic text added in when deemed useful. Contents: Volume One: I) The History of Osiris as Told by Classical Writers ; II) The Name and Iconography of Osiris ;III) The Mutilation and Dismemberment of Osiris, his Reconstitution and Re surrection, his Entrance into Heaven, and his State of Being There ; IV) The Heaven of Osiris Under the Sixth Dynasty, with Translations from the Pyramid Texts ; V) Osiris and Cannbialism ; VI) Osiris and Human Sacrifice and Funeral Murders ; VII) Osiris and Dancing ; VIII) Osiris and Sacfirce and Offerings, the Propitiation of Good and Evil Spirits by Offerings, Amulets, etc. ; IX) Osiris the Ancestral Spirit and God ; X) Osiris as Judge of the Dead ; XI) The African Belief in God and the Doctrine of Last Things ; XII)Osiris as a Moon-God ; XIII) Osiris as a Bull-God. Contents: Volume Two: X IV) The Shrines, Miracle Play, and Mysteries of Osiris ; XV) The Mysteries of Osiris at Denderah, and the Forms of Osiris in the Great Cities of Egypt, his 104 Amulets, etc. ; XVI) The Book of Making the Spirit of Osiris, or the Spirit Burial, the Lamentations of Isis and nephthys, Hymns to Osiris, etc. ; XVII) Osiris and the African Grave ; XVIII) African Funeral Ceremonies and Burials Described ; XIX) The African Doctrine of Last Things : Immortality, The Ka or Double, The Spirit-Body, The Shadow, The Soul of the Ka or Body-Soul, The Heart, The Spirit-Soul, The Dual-Soul, Transmigration of Souls and Transformation, New Birth and Reincarnation, Death ; XX) Spirits and the Spirit World - The Place of Departed Spirits ; XXI) Magic (Witchcraft), White and Black ; XXII) Fetishism ; XXIII) Spitting as a Religious Act,The Wearing of Tails by Men and Women ; XXIV) Miscellaneous - Sickness Cau sed by an Offended Deity, Sickness Caused by the Spirit of a Dead Wife, Marriage, Respect for the Aged, Purification After Birth, Circumcision, Excision, and Infibulation, Twins, Steatopygous Women, The Poisoning of Ra, Osiris Restored to Life by Isis, The Spitting Serpent, The Insect Sepa, Snake Worship, The Crocodile, The Use of the New in Fowling, Fishing and Hunting, The Election of a King, Pottery Made by Hand, Finger Nails, Figures and Counting, Time, the Year, Seasons, etc., Astronomy, The Pillow or Head-Rest, The Dance of the God, Under-World, Magical Figures, Incense, Sitting on the Shoulders, Red Body Colouring, The Tortoise, The Primitive Village, Decoration of Bows of Boats, Tree-Worship, The Throne, Dried Human Bodies, Cannibalism, Human Sacrifice, etc., The Spirit Burial, or Second Burial ; XXV) The Goddess Isis and her Cult ; XXVI) The Worship of Osiris and Isis in ForeignLands ; Greek inscription Dedication to isis, Sarapis, Anubis, and Harpokr ates. Both volumes slightly rubbed, sunning to both spines, minor spotting to fore-edges, gilt illustrations on boards experienced minor rubbing, verylight foxing to first and final few leaves, volume two slightly cocked, el se vg. For the set. 600.00

Price: 600.00 CDN
Add to Shopping Cart
Porcelain : A Sketch of Its Nature, Art and Manufacture, BURTON, William
17 BURTON, William Porcelain : A Sketch of Its Nature, Art and Manufacture
Cassell & Co., London, 1906, 
BURTON, William. Porcelain : A Sketch of Its Nature, Art and Manufacture. With 50 Half-tone Plates. London : Cassell & Co., n.d. [1906]. Pp 264. Illustrated. 8vo, green cloth, t.e.g. William Burton, M.A., F.C.S. (b. March 19,1863, Manchester - d. April 4, 1941, London) a leading pottery expert and magnate, who had once worked at Wedgwood's. Heavily foxed, else very good. 60.00

Price: 60.00 CDN
Add to Shopping Cart
18 BURTON, William WEDGEWOOD, Josiah) Josiah Wedgwood and His Pottery. First Edition, Limited Edition in dustjacket.
Cassell , 1922, 1922 
BURTON, William. Josiah Wedgwood and His Pottery. With 32 colour and 72 b & w plates. London, &c : Cassell & Company, Ltd, 1922. First Edition. Limited Edition. Pp (4), v-xii, [1]-195, (1), colour frontispiece + 31 colour plates tipped-in on grey card leaves, (each with a captioned tissue guard) + 72 b&w photo plates. Large, thick 8vo, pressed blue cloth. Gilt lettering to spine; black and rust urn design to front board, t.e.g. Printed brown paper dustjacket.

William Burton, M.A., F.C.S. (b. March 19, 1863, Manchester - d. April 4, 1941, London) a leading pottery expert and magnate, who had once worked at Wedgwood's.

Josiah Wedgwood (b. July 12, 1730, Burslem, Staffordshire – d. January 3, 1795, Etruria, Staffordshire).

Limited, Numbered Edition.

"This Edition is limited to fifteen hundred copies (1,000 for England and 500 for the United States of America), of which this is No.406."

Preface [dated Autumn, 1937 at Hartsheath, Flintshire];
1. By Way of Introduction;
2. The Early Conditions of Pottery Industry in Staffordshire;
3. The Improvements of Manufacturing Conditions in Staffordshire;
4. The White and Cream-coloured Earthenware;
5. Useful Wares;
6. Red, Black, and Buff Pottery;
7. The Invention of the "Jasper" Body;
8. Wedgwood's Printed Earthenwares ;
9. The Wedgwood "Russian Service";
10. The Staffordshire Lustre Pottery;
11. Wedgwood's Public Work;
12. Wedgwood and His Partners;
13. Wedgwood's Principal Artists;
14. Wedgwood and His Family;
15. The Principal Contemporary Potters in Staffordshire.
With index.

Very good in lightly chipped dustjacket. 225.00

Price: 225.00 CDN
Add to Shopping Cart
Description of Chinese Pottery and Porcelain. Being a Transaltion of the T'ao Shuo , BUSHELL, Stephen W.
19 BUSHELL, Stephen W. Description of Chinese Pottery and Porcelain. Being a Transaltion of the T'ao Shuo
Oxford University Press, 1977, ISBN:0195803728 
BUSHELL, Stephen W. Description of Chinese Pottery and Porcelain. Being a Transaltion of the T'ao Shuo . With an index by Lady David. Kuala Lumpur; Oxford University Press, (1977). First published by the Oxford University Press in 1910. Pp. 275. 8vo, green cloth, gilt titles to spine. From the series Oxford in Asia Studies in Ceramics. "The T'ao Shuo, or 'Description of Chinese Pottery', by Chu Yen, was the first work written on the subject of Chinese ceramics."-from the dj. Vg in dj. 90.00

Price: 90.00 CDN
Add to Shopping Cart
20 Canadian Antiques Collector Canadian Antiques Collector. Vol. 10 / No. 1, January / February 1975
Canadian Antiques and Fine Arts, Toronto , 1975, 
(Canadian Antiques Collector). Canadian Antiques Collector. Vol. 10 / No. 1, January / February 1975. Toronto : Canadian Antiques and Fine Arts, 1975.Pp [1]-47,(1) including covers. Illustrated. Double column. 4to, illustrat ed pink stapled wrappers. Contains articles on collecting Canadian antiques, the calvary at Oka, Indian artifacts, Canadian painting in the 1930s, theEgmondville pottery, silver made in Plymouth, royal journeys, collecting l ocks, and more. Rubbed, mailing label to front cover, else very good. 15.00

Price: 15.00 CDN
Add to Shopping Cart
  1  2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9  NEXT >  

Questions, comments, or suggestions
Please write to
Copyright©2018. All Rights Reserved.
Powered by