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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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...
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: £1.00
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...
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...
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...
MASTERPIECES OF ITALIAN DESIGN
CHARLOTTE AND PETER FIELL    Book Number: 85285
Published price: £30
Bibliophile price: £4.75
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: £4.00
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: £9.00
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: £7.00
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: £6.50
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: £4.00
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: £3.50
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: £3.00
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 ...
SHIP MODELS: The Thomson Collection
SIMON STEPHENS    Book Number: 85831
Published price: £25
Bibliophile price: £9.00
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...
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...
JAPONISME AND THE RISE OF THE MODERN ART MOVEMENT
EDITED BY GREGORY IRVINE    Book Number: 86155
Published price: $75
Bibliophile price: £24.00
Product format: Hardback

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Vincent Van Gogh said in 1888 "In a way all my work is founded on Japanese art." With a spectacular 220 illustrations in colour and black and white, this huge volume measuring 13" x 9½" covers the...
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: £5.50
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...
AN EXUBERANT CATALOGUE OF DREAMS
CLIVE ASLET    Book Number: 86428
Published price: £35
Bibliophile price: £17.50
Product format: Hardback

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Sub-titled 'The Americans Who Revived the Country House in Britain', here is a book revealing the extent of a remarkable phenomenon. Many fabulous places still exist in their present form today th...
GOLDEN AGE OF DC COMICS
PAUL LEVITZ    Book Number: 86053
Bibliophile price: £15.00
Product format: Hardback

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In June of 1938, Action Comics debuted with a new kind of comic-book character on its cover: a costumed man with two identities, who possessed extraordinary strength and powers - a man able to prot...
RUPERT ANNUAL 2019: No 83
EXPRESS NEWSPAPERS    Book Number: 86262
Published price: £9.99
Bibliophile price: £5.00
Product format: Hardback

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John Harrold the famous illustrator of the original Rupert Bear cartoon strip decorates the endpapers in this beautiful big and very collectable annual. The classic Rupert the Bear stories include...
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 ...
J. SMITH A Miniature Treasure From Queen Mary's Dolls' House
J. SMITH AND FOUGASSE    Book Number: 83446
Published price: £14.99
Bibliophile price: £7.00
Product format: Hardback

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Measuring just 3.6 x 4.8cm or 1½" x nearly 2" and ½", this teeny weeny satin miniature book has regal gold decorations on the cream satin cover, satin bookmark and gilt-edged pages and inside, even...
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