Australian Antique Buyer’s Companion, The Cook, Peter
A H & A W Reed P/L Frenchs Forest, Australia 1982 First Edition 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall Hardcover with Dust Jacket Hardcover with black boards and pictorial dustjacket, first edition, 820gms, 208 pages.This book covers australiana, art deco figures, dolls, ivory, firearms, miniatures, photography, prints, hardstone carvings, bronze, snuff bottles, musical boxes, treen, medals, oriental carpets, clocks, fans, pewter and much much more. The author shows how to identify period by style and compares items with the best. Book includes over 160 illustrations, many outstanding colour plates and descriptive captions. Book is in good condition with minor general wear and tear. Dust jacket is in good condition with only mild shelf wear, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. and mild page discolouration throughout. Good/Good
Price: $15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: ANT1
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The Australian Antique Buyer’s Companion. Cook, Peter.
Reed Sydney 1982 Hardback small quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), colour & black & white text-photos, black & white drawings, minor edgewear, faint foxing reverse side jacket & first three pages. 208 pp. This is a companion volume to "The Antique Buyer's Handbook". This volume covers a much more comprehensive range of items. The author shows how to identify period by style, and demonstrates how constantly changing but recurring motivations have changed the styles of the last few centuries. This book is very readable with an extensive glossary and appendices which make it ideal for both the beginner and the more experienced collector of antiques.
Price: $20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 22558
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