Monday, March 28, 2011


"Silver by the Fox Family of Silversmith. A Major Collection & Various Properties"

Gallery/Date: London; Phillips: September 23, 1988.

Discussion: The sale of a unique collection of silver spanning the 19th century, all made by the Fox family of silversmiths, Charles Fox and his family. The private collection was amassed with care over several decades, and some other Fox family silver is added to round out the sale.

Description: Softcover. 7”x9.5”, 68+ pages, 104 lots, color and black & white illustrations.

Condition Notes: Light soil to the covers, contents fine.


Tuesday, March 22, 2011

FEATURED BOOK- First Impressions are important...

“Lasting Impressions. American Painters in France 1865-1915”

By William H. Gerdts, et al.
Published by the Musee Americain Giverny & Terra Foundation for the Arts in 1992.

DISCUSSION: A magnificent catalog to the loan exhibition at the Musee Americain Giverny, paired with the fine extended essay (pp 13-124) “American Art and the French Experience” by Professor Gerdts.

DESCRIPTION: Hardcover. 9”x12”, 286 pages, 98 color and 140 black & white illustrations, dust jacket.

CONDITION NOTES: Minor wear, but overall clean and nice, with a tight binding and no marks.

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Our March Catalog-

Figuring “better late than never”, and having finally been cleared for interstate travel by the Department of Homeland Security, the Book Elves packed up the lime-green VW microbus with shovels and rakes and implements of disruption, and debauched for Florida and Spring Break.

[Editor’s Note: astute readers will have noticed the completely incorrect use of the word “debauched” by the author; he assures me that, taking into account the confluence of the Book Elves, Florida, Spring Break, and unlimited quantities of beer and inflatable pool toys, the word “debauched” fits, if not in a technically correct sense, then at least in a moral one].

But before they left us trying to figure out how they got the snowblower up on top of the carriage house roof, and how much bail money we are going to need to wire down when the inevitable call comes in from the Florida State Police, the Book Elves finished our latest catalog-

Books on the Fine and Decorative Arts, Antiques,
Design & related subjects is now ready for viewing!

You can see the entire catalog,
with illustrations, on our website!

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