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New York: Weyhe, 1924. 122 color plates, reproducing over 2000 decorative motives from the arts of Asia, Primitive Europe, North, Central and South America, Africa, Oceania, and from the Peasant Arts of Europe. 35pp. of text, 4to, cloth, light binding wear, reinforced hinges, ownership signature. N.Y.: E. Weyhe, 1924. First American Edition.
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1931. 435 black & white illustrations. 2 volumes. 4to, blue cloth (spines somewhat faded). Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1931. First edition. A very good copy. "A scholarly history of ornament from the Gothic period to the 20th century. The patterns are treated in the context of the history of civilization, as "a speculum minus of human life, darkly reflecting the web of man's thought and feeling." Concentrates on the Western countries with the greatest change; includes architectural...
Paris: Librairie Centrale des Beaux-Arts. 2 volumes. Volume 1: Elements Rectilignes; Volume 2: Elements Courbes. Profusely illustrated in black & white + 12 full page color plates. Folio, green cloth (soiled & rubbed). Rubricated title. Paris: Librairie Centrale des Beaux-Arts, ca. 1900. First Edition. Scarce. A good copy. One of the founders of the Art Deco movement. With the ownership signature of art histrian Meyer Schapiro in each volume.
New York: Smithsonian, 2007. Foreword by Paul Warwick Thompson and Nine essays by various authors. Extensively illustrated in color & b/w. 359 pages. 4to, black cloth, d.w., all edges gilt New York: Smithsonian & Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, (2007). A near fine copy in a very good dust wrapper. Printed to accompany the exhibition.
New York: Smithsonian, 2007. Foreword by Paul Warwick Thompson and Nine essays by various authors. Extensively illustrated in color & b/w. 359 pages. 4to, black cloth, d.w., all edges gilt New York: Smithsonian & Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, (2007). A fine copy, as new in the original shrinkwrap. Printed to accompany the exhibition.
Paris: Savoy, 1885. Extraits du Grande Ouvrage L'Art Arabe de Prisse d'Avesnes [sic]. Choisis, classes et arranges par les editeurs. Half title, title, and 4pp list Beautifully illustrated with 110 numbered plates (actually 98 as the 12 double-page plates are counted as two), 87 of which are vivid chromolithographs. Folio, leather backed mottled boards with gilt-lettered spine (boards rubbed ; inner front hinge repaired; interior quite clean). Paris: J. Savoy & Cie, 1885. A very good copy. Scarce first printing...