Works of Art: Furniture - Fabrics - Rugs - Bronzes - Sculptures and Chinese Porcelains. Collection of the Estate of the Late Judge Elbert H. Gary.

GARY, Elbert H.

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Place Published: New York
Publisher: American Art Assoc,
Date Published: 1928

Description: Many illustrations in black & white, several folding with some tipped in and in color, several with lettered tissue guards. Folio, brown boards, vellum spine (darkened and rubbed), internally fine. (New York): American Art Association, 1928. Scarce. Very good (+).

Comments: Limited Edition. Number 446 of 500 copies.

Edition: First
Binding: hardcover
Condition: very good
Language: English
Type: Books

Book ID: 243634


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By This Author: GARY, Elbert H.
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