Comprehensive and entertaining guidebook describes how a well-turned out carriage should look and be handled. Wealth of information about horses, harnesses, coaches, stables and liveries, plus "suggestions to the inexperienced." Over 100 captioned period photographs of coachmen, carts, gigs, phaetons, landaus, runabouts, much more.
Magnificent reproduction of 1788 folio of Hepplewhite furnishings. Classic, highly valued work depicts chairs, stools, sofas, sideboards, beds, pedestals, desks, bookcases, tables, chests of drawers, wardrobes, fire screens, many other items. 128 plates.
This monumental, profusely illustrated volume by two noted authorities is probably the largest single collection of data on the subject of pearls. Its enormous amount of detailed information covers their origin and history, structure, and form; the pearl fisheries of Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Americas; fascinating facts and lore on pearl-culture and pearl-farming; the gem's mystical and medicinal properties; famous pearl collections around the...
More than 4,500 objects on 415 plates illustrate a remarkable variety of decorative ironwork from Roman times to the 19th century. Drawn from a rare 1924 source by a noted scholar and collector, it runs the gamut from door knockers and grilles to jewelry and religious symbols.
Authoritative survey reviews wide range of locomotives from around the world - from standard steam engines, diesels, and gas turbines to subways and electric motor coaches. Biographies of locomotive designers, details of construction, problems of operation, and methods used by original builders. More than 300 drawings, photographs, and diagrams.
More than 40 "classic" modern chairs, illustrated and discussed by a noted furniture designer, exemplify the marriage of practicality and aesthetics. Thonet's Bentwood armchair, Breuer's Wassily chair, van der Rohe's Barcelona chair, and many others are depicted in photographs and explanatory drawings.
Elegant 18th-century style book that was immediately successfully in England, Russia, America, British India. Complete coverage of Sheraton's most important designs: clock cases, commodes, drawing tables, library steps, chairs, other items. 98 plates.
Colorful stories of the old steam engines of yesteryear fill these pages - from the steam carriage operated on the streets of Paris in 1769 to the mighty locomotives that thundered across the American West in the latter half of the 19th century. 98 plates of fine, rare illustrations, many rendered by the author.
Up until the publication of this book in1896, no comparable work existed on the science, design, and mechanics of the bicycle - an invention that revolutionized transportation for the average person and had far-reaching social and economic consequences. While other books on the bicycle have been written since, this late-19th-century classic remains unsurpassed in the thorough, accurate, and highly accessible coverage of every aspect of bicycle design...
A vibrant profile of New York Harbor, this illustrated chronicle traces the great port's history from its heyday in the 1930s to the present. Its informative text, complemented by 175 vintage photographs, conveys fascinating details in a conversational tone, making it as interesting to read as it is to browse. Great Ships in New York Harbor captures the bustling excitement of the busiest marine terminals in the world. It ranges from the elegant sophistication...
48 sharp photos show side chairs, long benches, rocking chairs, chests, cupboards, much more. Exact measurements given for each piece to aid in identification, reconstruction, restoration. Also-highly readable commentary on sect's cultural background.
This reprint of a rare catalog contains descriptions, prices, and finely detailed engravings of customized models of a curtain coach, child's chaise, light French coupe, cabriolet, six-seat beach wagon, Portland sleigh, and many other vehicles. Rich source of royalty-free art as well as an intriguing browse.
Rings of office and power, notorious poison-bearing rings, wedding and graduation rings and many other types are covered in this excellent study tracing the origins, uses and history of this timeless ornament. Also described are methods of ring-making from earliest times to today, materials and gems used in rings, and more. 290 illustrations.
Extensive pictorial anthology chronicles extraordinary career of the man who changed aviation history. Over 250 rare photographs, accompanied by detailed captions depict Lindbergh in childhood photos, shots of his "barnstorming" days, views of the young pilot examining damage to his Curtiss JN-4 "Jenny" after crashing in 1923, and touring with the Spirit of St. Louis.
Profusely illustrated book - the first guide to understanding and interpreting the uniquely American Windsor - identifies over 100 different types of Windsor chairs and other furniture. Full-page photos of side chairs, armchairs, comb-backs, writing-arm chairs, babies' high-backs and low chairs, settees, love seats, stools, and tables.
A reprint of two rare catalogs (circa 1908–1910) delineating the early achievement of furniture makers (brothers of Gustav Stickley) who played a key role in the Arts & Crafts movement in America, with captioned illustrations of over 200 of their furniture designs - many rarely seen in recent years.
Published in 1898, this abundantly illustrated trade catalog advertised tools, fertilizers, insecticides, and other essentials for the turn-of-the-century garden, farm, greenhouse, lawn, orchard, poultry yard, stable, and household. Includes butter printers, cast-iron field rollers, broadcast seeders, corn harvesters and huskers, root cutters, cider mills, veterinary remedies, and more. Approximately 680 black-and-white illustrations.
Sears, Roebuck and Company's 1910 catalog of home building materials, fixtures, and accessories - from roofing and siding to chandeliers and porcelain bathtubs. Vintage ad copy, specifications, and prices provide a nostalgic look back at the way homes were built at the turn of the last century. An authentic source for restorers of homes today.
Thomas Chippendale (1718–79) was the most famous and most skilled of England's master cabinet-makers. So synonymous with excellence in design and craftsmanship was he that his name has been given to the most splendid period of English furniture design. In 1774, Chippendale issued a catalogue of all his designs, a magnificent compilation of 160 engraved plates representing the prevailing furniture styles, particularly the French (Louis XXV), Gothic,...