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[Trade Catalogue] Ceramica Industrial
1 [Trade Catalogue] Ceramica Industrial "El Aguila, S.A.", Hecho en Mexico
Mexico D.F. El Aguila, S. A. 1941 Wraps. Very Good 
A beautiful ornamental tile catalogue from Mexico, with classic Arabesque, Moorish and Mediterranean designs. Scarce, with only two copies located on OCLC, at U. of Arizona and of New Mexico. Oblong, 17 by 27.5 cm. Unpaginated, 25 leaves. Color plates on all but the first two leaves, which contain text entirely. Some leaves with line drawn designs and specs on the versos, while others are blank on versos. Light soiling on cover. 
Price: 450.00 USD
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Medieval English Pavingtiles, Haberly, Loyd, author and illustrator
2 Haberly, Loyd, author and illustrator Medieval English Pavingtiles
Oxford Shakespeare Head Press Saint Aldates 1937 First Edition Half Morocco. Near Fine 
A fascinating look at what was, and remains, a neglected area of Medieval decorative arts. 4to. 26 by 20 cm. 327 pp. Red over the cream paper illustrations on most pages -- well over 225 illustrations. Most pages with two tile specimens and a caption, sometimes long, explaining where the specimen is located and occasionally more background about the specimen. The specimens show the wide range of Medieval or Gothic creativity, all the time while working within some conventions. Also examples of lettering, which may be a topic of particular interest. The paper used in the book was a luxuriant stock with a high linen count. The cloth on the boards has moderate soiling. Foxing on the endpapers. A few minor rub spots on the leather. Nonetheless, this is a very handsome copy which overall we would consider near fine. 
Price: 575.00 USD
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La Faience Populaire au XVIIIeme Siecle Sa Forme, Son Emploi, Sa Decoration, Ses Couleurs et Ses Marques, Mareschal, M. A. A.
3 Mareschal, M. A. A. La Faience Populaire au XVIIIeme Siecle Sa Forme, Son Emploi, Sa Decoration, Ses Couleurs et Ses Marques
Paris 1872 First Edition Hardcover Very Good 
Tall 8vo. 28 by 18 cm. 111 pp., including 112 color plates. (Page count includes most, but not all, plates, nor does it include errata page.) Covers faience from Rouen, Delft, Strasbourg, Nevers and Sinceny. Considerable soiling and wear to paper pastedown covers. Age toned, but generally clean within. 
Price: 350.00 USD
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4 Schiffer, Herbert, Peter and Nancy Chinese Export Porcelain
Atglen, PA Schiffer 1975 0-916838-01-3 / 9780916838010 Cloth Like New Like New Jacket 

Price: 15.00 USD
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5 Warner, Worcester Reed Selections from Oriental Objects of Art Collected by Worcester Reed Warner Most of Which Have Been Presented to the Cleveland Museum of Art
Tarrytown, NY Bartlett Orr Press (Privately printed) 1921 First Edition Cloth Very Good 
Folio. 36 by 26 cm. 135 pp. 54 photographic plates, 16 of which are in color. (The porcelain and jewelry specimens are mostly done in color.) Among the arts treated in this lavish book are pottery and procelain, jades and crystals, bronzes, and stone sculpture. Chinese specimens dominate, followed by Japanese, then Korean. The collector, Worcester Reed Warner (1846-1929), was a trained mechanical engineer, astronomer, entrepreneur and business executive, and a philanthropist. The company he co-founded, Warner & Swazey, manufactured machine tools, but was best known for making astonomical telescopes. The cover is moderately soiled but still handsome with its centerpiece gilt Chinese symbol. Within the book is clean and tight. 
Price: 600.00 USD
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