Design History, Vintage & Collecting

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A HISTORY OF INTERIOR DESIGN
John Pile
ISBN9781856692007
$45.00

A comprehensive will illustrated history of personal and public space over the last 6000 years, including fine public buildings and the domestic vernacular.

Laurence King, London, 2000. Hardback with dust jacket. 400 pages. SECONDHAND


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MAY MORRIS ARTS & CRAFTS DESIGNER
Various authors
ISBN9780500480212
$55.00
May Morris was a significant figure in the Arts and Crafts movement and the pioneer of art embroidery. She ran the embroidery department at Morris and Co., and also designed textiles, wallpaper and jewelry. Long overshadowed by her famous father this superb work gives her recognition as a gifted designer in her own right. Beautiful illustrations throughout.

Thames & Hudson in assn. with the V&A Museum, London, 2017. Hardback with dust jacket. 224 pages. NEW


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THE WORLD AT THEIR FINGERTIPS 18C World Maps
Geoff Armitage
ISBN9780712358774
$99.95

A history of these rare maps from the collection of the British Library demonstrates their importance to an understanding of eighteenth century British science and the emerging middle class world view.

Sylvia Ioannou Foundation and The British Library, London, 2012. Hardback with dust jacket. 262 pages. NEW


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THE BRITISH FIRE MARK 1680-1879
Brian Wright with additional research by Brian Henham and Brian Sharp
ISBN0859411753
$325.00

A history of the fire mark, and the companies that used it. Many photographs as well as colour plates. The very scarce presentation edition, limited to 19 numbered copies. Bound in full leather with raised bands and gilt tooling. All edges gilt. SIGNED to title page with a presentation inscription by Brian Sharp. THIS HEAVY BOOK will incur extra shipping charges.

Woodhead-Faulkner Ltd., Cambridge, 1982. Full leather hardback with slipcase. 480 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE IMAGE MAKER, THE ART OF JAMES BERRY
J R Tye
ISBN0340358297
$47.50

A biography of the foremost New Zealand stamp and coin designer. Covers his life and work. Many examples of his stamps and coins, which he designed for many Pacific nations.

Hodder and Stoughton, Auckland, 1994. Hardback with dust jacket. 192 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE 1933 CENTENARY ISSUE OF THE FALKLAND ISLANDS
Major R.N. Spafford R.A.
ISBN0902633139
$60.00

A classic work of philately, an in depth study of the 1933 pictorial stamps that we acclaimed for their originality and beauty. This copy signed by the author.

Picton Publishing, Chippenham, UK. Hardback with dust jacket. 84 pages. SECONDHAND


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POSTCARDS FROM THE NURSERY
Dawn and Peter Cope
ISBN1872727883
$75.00

The Illustrators of Children's Books and Postcards 1900 - 1950. Major publishers and illustrators described and with colour reproductions of their works. THIS large book will incur extra shipping charges outside of New Zealand.

New Cavendish Books, London, 2000. Hardback with dust jacket. 288 pages. SECONDHAND


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MEDALLIC COMMEMORATIVES OF NEW ZEALAND 1865-1940
Leon G Morel
510230624
$75.00

A detailed listing of all known official and private issue of numismatic pieces covering historical and commemorative events in New Zealand 1865-1940. Photographs of obverse and reverse of the items described. Revised edition. This copy one of 1000 numbered copies. ALSO INCLUDES the additional Supplement issued in 2000 in an edition of 500 softbound copies of 28 pages of newly discovered items.

New Century Press, Christchurch, 1996. Softback. 110 pages. SECONDHAND


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WOMEN SILVERSMITHS 1685-1845
Philippa Glanville and Jennifer Faulds Goldsborough
ISBN9780500235782
$45.00

Works from the collection of the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC. With excellent full colour photographs of silverwork and period paintings of them in use. THIS LARGE BOOK will incur an additional postage charge to overseas destinations.  

Thames and Hudson, London, 1990. Hardback with dust jacket. 176 pages. SECONDHAND


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AWA RADIOLETTES 1932-1949
Ray Kelly and Warwick Woods
410220511
$37.50

A comprehensive reference to the small radio sets called Radiolettes, amoungst the most famous domestic receivers produced in New Zealand. Illustrations and service data.

Historical Radio Society of Australia, Mt Waverly, VIC, 1998. Softback, spiral bound. 185 pages. SECONDHAND


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LEICA THE FIRST 60 YEARS
G Rogliatti
ISBN0906447321
$40.00

A history of the Leica company and the cameras it produced up to 1985. Photogrpahs and technical details of the cameras and accessories available for them.

Hove Photo Books, Hove, 1985. Hardback with dust jacket. 224 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE WHITE RIBBON A Medallic Record of British Polar Exploration
Neville Poulsom
310260201
$95.00

A unique book, an account of all Arctic and Antarctic Expeditions between 1818 and 1961, whose members received the award of the Arctic or Polar Medal. A very valuable work of reference for historians of the polar regions, listing of all medals and clasps awarded. Illustrated. This copy has a pocket at rear with assorted related ephemera including reproduction postcards of the Terra Nova. Also some letters from Rear Admiral J A L Myers to J Bryant Haigh, and some reprinted articles on the George VI Polar Medal. This copy has a name and stamp to title page.

B.A. Seaby Ltd., London, 1968. Hardback with dust jacket. 216 pages. SECONDHAND


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READING & WRITING ACCESSORIES
Ian Spellerberg
ISBN9781927203569
$60.00

The first book ever to explore the history of and design of paper knives, paper folders, letter openers and page turners. Numerous illustrations of the amazing variety of these once common tools.

Cadsonbury Publications, Christchurch, 2015. Softback. 120 pages. NEW


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MATCH HOLDERS
Edited and illustrated by Ian Spellerberg
ISBN9781927203583
$60.00

First-hand account of tinderboxes, matches, spills, vesta cases, match strikers and permanent matches. The history and development of personal fire-lighters with many examples shown in colour photographs.

Cadsonbury Publications, Christchurch, 2016. Softback. 126 pages. NEW


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MILK CANS A Celebration of their History, Use and Design
Ian Spellerberg
ISBN9781927203590
$65.00

The milk can was once ubiquitous and little regarded but of considerable importance and utility. Local author Ian Spellerberg has written the first ever history of the milk can and its social impact. Many interesting illustrations.

Cadsonbury Publications, Christchurch, 2018. Softback. 260 pages. NEW


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SAMURAI SWORDS A Collectors Guide
Clive Sinclaire
ISBN9784805314579
$60.00

A beautifully illustrated history and guide to all the various Japanese swords and the related polearms. Covers every topic of interest to the sword enthusiast and collector. First published in 2009.

Tuttle Publishing, Tokyo, 2017. Hardback with dust jacket. 192 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE HISTORY AND IDENTIFICATION OF COLT ACCOUTREMENTS 1834-1911
Robin J. Rapley
ISBN1882824296
$95.00

The first published comprehensive account of all the Colt accoutrements from each period of manufacture; the Paterson era, the Walker contract, the Hartford era and the cartridge and early automatic eras.  Illustrated with fine colour photographs throughout. THIS COPY signed by the author.

Published by the author, Christchurch, 2006. Hardback with dust jacket. 253 pages. NEW


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LALIQUE VASES
Damian Skinner, Carolyn Hatch, Jan and Simon Afford, with photographs by Haru Sameshima
ISBN9781869537999
$40.00

Superbly photographed book detailing New Zealander Jack C. Richards' collection of Lalique vases.

David Bateman, Auckland, 2011. Hardback with dust jacket. 176 pages. SECONDHAND


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VINTAGE PAUA SHELL JEWELLERY
Elly van de Wijdeven
ISBN9781869539115
$45.00

Collections of vintage paua shell jewellery photographed and described. Arranged thematically, and discusses them as pieces of kiwi art, souvenirs or kitsch.

David Bateman Ltd., Auckland, 2015. Hardback with no dust jacket. 191 pages. NEW


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THE INRO HANDBOOK
Raymond Bushell
ISBN0834801353
$75.00

Studies of Netsuke, Inro and Lacquer in Japanese craftmanship. Focusing on manufacturing techniques and collecting of Tokugawa, Meiji, Taisho and Showa period items.

Weatherhill, New York, 2002. Hardback with dust jacket. 263 pages. SECONDHAND


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CHINESE CERAMICS The New Standard Guide
He Li
ISBN9780500237274
$175.00

From the Neolithic Period (6000BC) to the Qing (early 20th century). In association with the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco. Includes b&w and colour photographs. THIS LARGE BOOK will incur an additional postage charge to overseas destinations.  

Thames and Hudson, London, 1996. Hardback with dust jacket. 352 pages. SECONDHAND