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.

 

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COLLECTOR'S CABINET: Tales, Fact and Fiction
MARC ALLUN    Book Number: 82606
Published price: £8.99
Bibliophile price: £2.25
Product format: Unknown

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A regular on BBC's Antiques Roadshow, here is a delightful nest of insights from a professional who knows the game and who can weave it into words. Go in search of stolen masterpieces, learn the s...
COLLECTING ORIGINAL PRINTS: A Complete Guide
ROSEMARY SIMMONS    Book Number: 82476
Published price: £16.99
Bibliophile price: £2.25
Product format: Paperback

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This informative guide to collecting prints made from 1900 onwards explains what prints are, how they can be recognised and the various techniques that are used in the making. Artists have always b...
FRAMES AND FRAMING
TIMOTHY NEWBURY    Book Number: 82487
Published price: £7.95
Bibliophile price: £1.00
Product format: Paperback

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Frames fulfil a variety of functions, from protection to decoration. They can indicate ownership or assert the importance of the paintings they enclose. When a painting retains its original frame...
BOOK OF THE BRITISH LIBRARY
MICHAEL LEAPMAN    Book Number: 83322
Published price: £25
Bibliophile price: £12.00
Product format: Hardback

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Owing its origin to the generosity and far-sightedness of a handful of 18th century scholars and booklovers, the British Library's extensive collection incorporates not only books and manuscripts, ...
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...
RETURN OF SHERLOCK HOLMES: The Case Notes
EDITED BY JOEL JESSUP    Book Number: 83777
Published price: £19.99
Bibliophile price: £5.00
Product format: Hardback

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"Beyond the obvious facts that you are a bachelor, a solicitor, a Freemason and an asthmatic, I know nothing whatever about you." In a dramatic return from his faked death, Holmes is on classic for...
CARTIER TIME ART: Mechanics of Passion
JACK FORSTER    Book Number: 83850
Published price: £50
Bibliophile price: £18.00
Product format: Hardback

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A showcase for the Cartier fine watchmaking collection, this gorgeous book features iconic pieces in which there is a perfect fusion of mechanics and design. The Astroregulateur leads the field, wi...
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...
AURELIAN LEGACY: British Butterflies and Their Collectors
MICHAEL SALMON    Book Number: 84489
Published price: £30
Bibliophile price: £7.00
Product format: Hardback

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Tragically, changes in land management and the environment have contributed to the seemingly irreversible decline of butterfly species in Britain. It is probable that we shall never again see many...
STAMPS OF THE WORLD
SANDRA FORTY    Book Number: 84494
Bibliophile price: £3.50
Product format: Hardback

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The appearance of the first modern stamp, the Penny Black in 1840, marked a decisive step in the modernisation of telecommunications. It was the culmination of a series of reforms introduced by Si...
FERDINAND COLUMBUS RENAISSANCE COLLECTOR
MARK MCDONALD    Book Number: 84344
Published price: £25
Bibliophile price: £4.00
Product format: Paperback

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A big beautiful British Library and British Museum UK first edition 2005 paperback with 20 colour and 178 black and white woodcut illustrations, this beautiful book catalogues 110 of the most impor...
MANUAL OF HISTORIC ORNAMENT
RICHARD GLAZIER    Book Number: 84218
Published price: £13.99
Bibliophile price: £2.25
Product format: Paperback

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Originally published in 1899, this compendium of over 700 of the author's own drawings is a delight for the eye, particularly if you are a designer or a student of artistic styles. The early chapte...
VICTORIAN AND EDWARDIAN FURNITURE AND INTERIORS
JEREMY COOPER    Book Number: 84233
Published price: $34.95
Bibliophile price: £12.50
Product format: Paperback

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The furniture designs of the greats of the period such as William Morris and Charles Rennie Mackintosh are even more popular today than they were in their creators' lifetimes. Figures such as Willi...
AUCTIONEER: ADVENTURES IN THE ART TRADE
SIMON DE PURY & W. STADIEM    Book Number: 84437
Published price: $25.99
Bibliophile price: £3.25
Product format: Hardback

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Flamboyant television auctioneer Simon de Pury, nicknamed "the man with the golden gavel", tells his own diamond-encrusted story. Realising he will never make a creative artist himself, he finds em...
CHINESE ART BOOK
INTRO BY COLIN MCKENZIE    Book Number: 84847
Published price: £39.95
Bibliophile price: £19.00
Product format: Hardback

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The unprecedented and often provocative juxtapositions of the 300 works represented here echo the complexity, diversity, richness and modernity of Chinese art. For more than four millennia, dynast...
HER MAJESTY: A ROYAL EDITION A
Christopher Warwick    Book Number: 73173
Bibliophile price: £550.00
Product format: Hardback

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Her Majesty the Queen, Royal Edition by Vivienne Westwood is limited to 500 copies with special cover and clamshell case designed by British fashion legend Vivienne Westwood. Comes with the number...
HER MAJESTY VIVIENNE WESTWOOD EDITION ROYAL DEPARTURE
CHRISTOPHER WARWICK    Book Number: 81198
Bibliophile price: £550.00
Product format: Hardback

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Her Majesty the Queen, Royal Edition by Vivienne Westwood limited to 500 copies with special cover and clamshell case is designed by British fashion legend Vivienne Westwood. A hand-crafted coutur...
STAGE AND PLAY PRINCESSES
BRIGETTE BARRAGER    Book Number: 85208
Published price: £12.99
Bibliophile price: £4.75
Product format: Unknown

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Measuring 10½" x 7" and with five slots all the way across, the pink cleverly designed 'stage' allows you to create, with the big card backdrops, the castle and the chandeliered ballroom, a perfect...
MASTERPIECES OF ITALIAN DESIGN
CHARLOTTE AND PETER FIELL    Book Number: 85285
Published price: £30
Bibliophile price: £5.00
Product format: Hardback

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Italian design is famous throughout the world; stylish, elegant and innovative pioneering Rationalism, to Post-Modernism and Late-Modern design. From cars to typewriters, glass vases to fibreglass ...
REVOLVERS
RICK SAPP    Book Number: 75751
Bibliophile price: £2.75
Product format: Hardback

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The Charter Arms Pink Lady, a .38 Smith & Wesson Special +P could look alluring, beautiful even if you did not know that it was a deadly weapon. The Lady Smith on page 65 looks far more mechanical...
ART OF BUYING ART: How to Evaluate and Buy Art
ALAN BAMBERGER    Book Number: 85605
Published price: £15.99
Bibliophile price: £5.00
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?...
INGENUE TO ICON: 70 Years of Fashion
HILLWOOD ESTATE MUSEUM    Book Number: 85738
Published price: £29.95
Bibliophile price: £11.00
Product format: Hardback

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Marjorie Merriweather Post (1887-1973) lived through the Roaring Twenties and the 1960s and embodied the extreme transformations and evolving status of women, reflected in the fashions of the time....
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: £8.00
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...
STENCILLED ORNAMENT AND ILLUSTRATION: Expanded Edition
WILLIAM ADDISON DWIGGINS    Book Number: 85846
Published price: £15.99
Bibliophile price: £7.00
Product format: Hardback

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This beautifully produced reissue of Abbe's 1979 limited edition of Dwiggins's pioneering work in stencil will delight everyone who appreciates intricate craftsmanship. Entitled "a demonstration" o...
JAPANESE ORNAMENT: Book and CD
CLARA SCHMIDT    Book Number: 85944
Bibliophile price: £5.00
Product format: Paperback

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Mostly in black and white but with some fine colour examples are the most beautiful Arabesques, lattice patterns, swastikas, stylised bamboos, friezes, Thomas W. Cutler's 'A Grammar of Japanese Orn...
MEDIEVAL ORNAMENT: Book and CD
CLARA SCHMIDT    Book Number: 85947
Bibliophile price: £4.50
Product format: Paperback

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Ornate scrollwork, engraved copper, French gold work, candlesticks in bronze, decorated reliquaries, beautiful enamelled earthenware tiles, painted ceilings, keystones, 14th and 15th century milita...
WADE COLLECTABLES: 4th Edition: Charlton Standard Catalogue
PAT MURRAY    Book Number: 85949
Published price: £24.95
Bibliophile price: £5.00
Product format: Paperback

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THE standard reference to educate collectors and dealers with accurate and detailed listings of essential information to build a rewarding collection of Wade Heath Royal Victoria Pottery (formerly ...
DISCOVERING BRITISH MILITARY BADGES AND BUTTONS
R. J. WILKINSON-LATHAM    Book Number: 85803
Published price: £5.99
Bibliophile price: £4.00
Product format: Paperback

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Another wonderful Shire publication illustrating hundreds of examples, this book first examines the development of the various styles of military head-dress badges from 1751 when the use of private...
SHIP MODELS: The Thomson Collection
SIMON STEPHENS    Book Number: 85831
Published price: £25
Bibliophile price: £10.00
Product format: Paperback

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Curator of Ship Model and Boat Collections at the National Maritime Museum at Greenwich here in London, Simon Stephens begins this superb collection with a British turret-decked steamer in close-up...
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