Collectables/Antiques

Collectables/Antiques

Collectables/Antiques

Collectables/Antiques

Collectables and Antique books to judge quality and design of collectable items, including books! Miller's antiques price guides to oddities.

 

TIM ALL ALONE
EDWARD ARDIZZONE    Book Number: 83223
Published price: £12.99
Bibliophile price: £1.90
Product format: Hardback

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Stephen Fry reads the book aloud if you scan the QR code at the end for the free audio download. Tim arrives home after a long voyage to find his parents have vanished. He is determined to search...
TALK ABOUT TRIBAL ART
BERENICE GEOFFROY-SCHNEITER    Book Number: 84143
Published price: £18.95
Bibliophile price: £3.50
Product format: Paperback

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A troupe of African, American, Asian or Oceanic masks and ancestor effigies stare out at us, often sporting threatening snarls, bristling beards, lolling tongues and pointed canines. Are tribal so...
ART OF BUYING ART: How to Evaluate and Buy Art
ALAN BAMBERGER    Book Number: 85605
Published price: £15.99
Bibliophile price: £3.50
Product format: Paperback

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You can buy art at auction, at a gallery or online: but how do you tell whether you're paying a fair price? If the painting is an old one, how do you know whether it's a fake? Does it even matter?...
ALEXANDRE: Fan Maker to the Courts of Europe
HELENE ALEXANDER    Book Number: 85784
Published price: £20
Bibliophile price: £8.50
Product format: Hardback

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The celebrated fan maker Félix Alexandre (b.1823) was active in an age when the art of fan-making reached a glorious apogee. Brought together for the first time, here is an array of exquisite fans...
COOL: Presenting A Cooling Image
HELENE ALEXANDER & R. HARRIS    Book Number: 85785
Published price: £20
Bibliophile price: £5.00
Product format: Hardback

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From the luxurious medieval languor of Lady Ashburton, photographed as Tennyson's Enid and clothed 'in apparel like the day' for the Devonshire House Ball of 1897, to the understated elegance of Mi...
A NUMBER OF THINGS: Stories of Canada
JANE URQUHART    Book Number: 85888
Published price: $32.99
Bibliophile price: £6.50
Product format: Hardback

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A literary cherry tree, a famous skull, an Innu tea doll, a Sikh RCMP turban, a Cree basket, a Massey-Harris tractor, a canoe, ferry. The power of objects to speak of cultures and civilisations ha...
AKBAR: The Great Emperor of India
EDIT BY GIAN CARLO CALZA    Book Number: 86122
Published price: £38
Bibliophile price: £17.50
Product format: Hardback

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Produced in association with the Fondazione Art Museum of Rome for an exhibition a few years ago, this is a lavishly produced volume on the origins and originality of Indo-Islamic art and architect...
ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF GUNS
CHUCK WILLS    Book Number: 86123
Published price: $17.99
Bibliophile price: £7.50
Product format: Paperback

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"Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun" said Mao Zedong. From the first firearms to semiautomatic weapons, this photographic history of civilisation is seen through the world's deadlies...
CHRONOLOGY OF PATTERN: Pattern In Art
DIANA NEWALL & CHRISTINA UNWIN    Book Number: 86204
Published price: £25.99
Bibliophile price: £8.00
Product format: Paperback

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Sit back and enjoy the double page spreads on new geometry, William Morris, 19th century revivals, opulent baroque, arabesques and floral motifs, foliate and floral saz designs which look rather Iz...
GOLD
ROYAL COLLECTION TRUST    Book Number: 86407
Published price: £25
Bibliophile price: £8.00
Product format: Hardback

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Royal Gold, The Art of Gold and Sacred Gold with its lustre, and its warm yellow colour mirroring the sun, its rarity and its perceived purity, gold does not tarnish and has appealed to artists, go...
TEMPLES AND TOMBS: Treasures of Egyptian Art
EDNA RUSSMANN, N. STRUDWICK    Book Number: 86421
Bibliophile price: £4.00
Product format: Paperback

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Immerse yourself in the artefacts of Ancient Egypt as this companion gives you a behind the curtain look at one of the world's foremost collections of Egyptian antiquities - Egyptian treasures from...
ILLUSTRATED ENCYCLOPEDIA OF KNIVES, DAGGERS AND BAYONETS
DR TOBIAS CAPWELL    Book Number: 86834
Published price: £20
Bibliophile price: £9.00
Product format: Hardback

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A visually spectacular gallery featuring more than 350 examples of edged weapons from around the world, from Ancient Egyptian flint knives to the rondel and ballock daggers of medieval Europe, and ...
DRESS-UP JANE AUSTEN: Fashion Paper Dolls
C. BRUZZONE & H. HAWORTH    Book Number: 87102
Published price: £7.99
Bibliophile price: £4.00
Product format: Paperback

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A companion to Dress-Up Russian Revolution code 87103, here are two cut-out dolls with tabs and 14 costumes to make, play with and learn along the way. Fold firmly along the dotted lines to stand ...
RAF IN 100 OBJECTS
PETER JACOBS    Book Number: 87084
Published price: £20
Bibliophile price: £7.50
Product format: Paperback

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The Schneider Trophy, winner of a race for seaplanes and flying boats; cap and bag of the Women's RAF, control of velocity test, pilots' notes, RAF Association remembrance garland, Vulcan XM627, Ni...
RUPERT ANNUAL 2018: No.82
STUART TROTTER, ALFRED BESTALL    Book Number: 86261
Published price: £9.99
Bibliophile price: £4.00
Product format: Hardback

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Always collectable, we are delighted to have this reprint of the Express Newspapers cartoon strip style stories of Rupert and Boomerarrow (1989 illustrated by John Harrold) Rupert and the Pepper-Ro...
SEAMLESS FROM BIBA: A Life in Design
BARBARA HULANICKI    Book Number: 87725
Published price: £25
Bibliophile price: £10.00
Product format: Hardback

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The glamour of BIBA was global, dictating a sophisticated inner city lifestyle, selling furniture and food, high fashion and cosmetics with nightclub, ritzy restaurant and exotic roof garden replac...
CHARLES & RAY EAMES: Pioneers of Mid-Century Modernism
GLORIA KOENIG & PETER GÖSSEL    Book Number: 86809
Bibliophile price: £10.00
Product format: Hardback

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The creative duo Charles Eames (1907-1978) and Ray Kaiser Eames (1912-1988) were one of the most transformative forces in design history and nothing says modernist perfection like the Eames chair a...
PEARLS BEFORE POPPIES: The Story of the Red Cross Pearls
RACHEL TRETHEWEY    Book Number: 88077
Published price: £20
Bibliophile price: £8.00
Product format: Hardback

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Before we commemorated with poppies, we commemorated with pearls. This was the campaign the 'Red Cross Pearls', an idea by Lady Northcliffe to raise money for the British Red Cross by collecting en...
CAR MARQUES
SIMON HEPTINSTALL    Book Number: 87794
Published price: $19.99
Bibliophile price: £8.00
Product format: Paperback

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Sub-titled 'A Graphic Guide to Automotive Logos and Emblems', and endorsed by the A.A., here is an illustrated guide to iconic automobile badges of the last 120 years. Covering over 90 marques fro...
GUIDE TO WAR PUBLICATIONS OF THE FIRST AND SECOND WORLD WAR
ARTHUR WARD    Book Number: 87807
Published price: £25
Bibliophile price: £12.00
Product format: Hardback

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Sub-titled 'From Training Guides to Propaganda Posters' here for the first time is a single volume entirely dedicated to a long-overlooked component of wartime collectables. It is designed to comp...
HARLEY IN THE BARN
TOM COTTER    Book Number: 87808
Bibliophile price: £9.50
Product format: Hardback

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HARLEY IN THE BARN
ANCIENT GREECE: Pocket Museum
DAVID MICHAEL SMITH    Book Number: 88249
Published price: £12.95
Bibliophile price: £7.50
Product format: Hardback

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A Thames & Hudson quality publication, beautifully designed with plenty of white paper space around hundreds of colour images of exquisite artifacts like golden cygnet rings, a belly-handled amphor...
ANCIENT ROME: Pocket Museum
VIRGINIA CAMPBELL    Book Number: 88250
Published price: £12.95
Bibliophile price: £7.50
Product format: Hardback

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The story of Rome can be told as much through its objects as it can be documented in a history book. There are complex works of art that represent the ideology of a ruler, functional tools to kill...
MASSIMO LISTRI CABINET OF CURIOSITIES
GIULIA CARCIOTTO & A. PAOLUCCI    Book Number: 88323
Bibliophile price: £100.00
Product format: Hardback

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Exquisitely bound in a satin cloth decorated with an Archimboldo design of the head with the face made of flowers and plants and this outsize volume has a pink satin pagemarker and double gate cent...