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Rare Decorative Arts Books Rare & Antiquarian Books

If the decorative arts are your passion, you should definitely look through the rare decorative arts below in the Biblio Rare Book Room. There is a wide variety of topics covered in the rare decorative arts section, from textile swatches to the wallpapers of France. Many of the books include beautiful illustrations and how-to guides of certain crafts and specialties, and anyone who loves working with their hands should definitely peruse the rare decorative arts below in the Biblio Rare Book Room.

Collection De Faïences

France (Faïence) Collection de Faïences (title on spine). (France, later 19th century). Oblong 4to, contemporary half red morocco and marbled boards with monogram A. G. at foot of spine. Manuscript album of French Faïence; a charming album ...

From marilyn braiterman rare books


Fantaisies Oceanographiques by RASKIN, E.H

Paris: F. Dumas, 1926. First Edition. Parisian pochoir printmaking at its finest A rare and exotic album of vivid French art deco undersea fantasies. These skilfully printed pochoir designs are based on tropical corals, anemones, plankton and jellyfish...

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Gems for the Drawing Room - Fruit and Flowers - Books 1 and 2 by JERRARD, Paul & BAYLEY, J.W.N

London: Paul Jerrard, 1852. First Edition. Mid-nineteenth century opulence: two elaborate Victorian plate books with plates of fruit and flowers complimenting verse, fully printed in gilt. Two folios in original cloth with large colour card onlay on fron...

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Le Bon Ton d'apres-guerre (Art - Modes - Frivolites) Collection de 200 Planches en Couleurs de ...extraites des ammees 1920 a 1922 de la Gazette du Bon Ton by Lucien Vogel (Founder)

Volume 2 of a 2 volume set. 100 hinged sur blanc pochoir plates. Marbled boards with label to front. Marbled endpapers. Lacking spine paper (see image) and general wear to edges and corners of boards; plates fine. Artists included are: George Barbier, Ben...

From William Chrisant & Sons' Old Florida Book Shop, ABAA, ILAB, FABA



Dourdan, 1900. Dourdan: Émile Thézard (circa 1900). Folio, tan printed paper-covered boards; recent cloth spine; original cloth ties; plates (some with light edge wear) loose in portfolio as issued. Charming Art Nouveau designs for shop fa&c...

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Casa Manana by Morrow, Elizabeth

Croton Falls, NY: Spiral Press, 1932. SIGNED first edition. Limitied to 300 copies. Hard cover in original cloth. Published Croton Falls, NY: Spiral Press, 1932. 4to., 8 1/4" x 11 1/4", unpaginated, drawings by William Spratling, illustrated wit...

From The Wild Muse



Unpaginated [ca. 116 plates] album of French luxury advertisements, with works by Raoul Dufy, Tsugouharu Foujita, Yan B. Dyl, Madeline Vionnet, Gus Bofa, Edy Legrand, Sem, Cocteau, and others, executed on behalf of Hermès, Dunhill, Lanvin, Van Cleef & Ar...

From Arthur Fournier Fine & Rare


THE ART OF ILLUMINATING. As Practised in Europe From the Earliest Times. Illustrated by Borders, Initial Letters and Alphabets, Selected and Chromolithographed by W. R. Tymms. With an Essay and Instructions by M. D. Wyatt Archt by W. R. TYMMS. and WYATT. M. D(igby). -- Fine binding by The Ashley Bindery

Day and Son. Lithographers to the Queen. London. Published April 2nd 1860. 1860. FIRST EDITION. 4to. (11.6 x 8.1 inches). Illustrated with a total of 102 fine full page Chromolithograhic plates; Half title, title page, 99 numbered plates - each with a t...

From Paul Foster Books



PARIS: CHEZ DESEVE , 1809. Rara edizione del 1809 di questo splendido album della Galleria di Rubens (1577-1640) in Folio grande. L'opera contiene 25 finissime incisioni su acciaio che riproducono i 24 quadri commissionati dalla Regina Maria de Medic...

From Sephora di Elena Serru


Chinese Armorial Porcelain: Volume I and II (2 VOLUMES) by Howard, David Sanctuary

Faber and Faber Limited, London and Heirloom & Howard Limited, England Book. Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. English text.; Hardcover (with dust jacket); VOLUME 1: published by Faber and Faber, London, 1974, ISBN: 0571098118, 23 x 29 cm, 4.2 kg, 1034 pa...

From Jorge Welsh Books


Intimite by Grigoriev, Boris

Russian painter (1886-1939), graphic artist and author. His book "Intimité", original cover with repairs, 88 pages plus covers, in Russian, edition by V.M. Yasny, St. Petersburg, 1918. Size is 10.1 x 13.3 inches, in very good condition....

From Tamino Autographs


The Dictionary Of English Furniture From The Middle Ages To The Late Georgian Period, Three Volumes, Complete, 1924-1927 by Macquoid, Percy and Ralph Edwards

Country Life Ltd./ Charles Scribner’s Sons, London and New York, 1924; First Edition; folio (16 1/8 x 11 1/2"); green cloth; top page edges gilt; gilt titles and rules; marbled end papers; photo illustrated. Percy Macquoid and Ralph Edwards’ mo...

From AARDWOLF Fine Books


De Calceo Antiquo, et Jul. Nigronus De Caliga Veterum. Accesserunt Ex Q. Sept. Fl. Tertulliani, C. Salmas I and Alb. Ruben I, Sereptis Plurima Ejusdem Argumenti by Balduinus, B. [Benedictus]. With Julius Nigronus

Lipsiae: Joh. Georg. Loewium, 1733. In Latin. Well-illustrated and comprehensive history of footwear, with 28 engraved plates (including the engraved title), seven of which are folding. Includes two titles in one binding, the second also dated 1733, its...

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Art Deco chromolithographic perfume & cosmetics catalogue for 1929. by [Avon] California Perfume Company

New York: California Perfume Company, [1929]. Oblong folio. Original limp black cloth with fold-over lower cover, bound with metal rivets, title and floral design to upper cover gilt. Chromolithographic title and 35 plates depicting beauty products, all ...

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Art Deco chromolithographic perfume & cosmetics catalogue for 1926. by [Avon] California Perfume Company

New York: California Perfume Company, [1926]. Oblong folio. Original limp black cloth with fold-over lower cover, bound with metal rivets, title and floral design to upper cover gilt. Chromolithographic title and 31 plates depicting beauty products, each...

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