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Seven (7) Southern Arts and Crafts and Historical books; subjects include George Ohr, Alabama and Shenandoah Pottery, MIssissippi historic sites, and Silver. 1st item: TENNESSEE SILVERSMITHS by Benjamin H. Caldwell, Jr., published by The Museum of Early Decorative Arts (MESDA), Winston-Salem, 1988. Hardcover octavo, 216 pages with black and white and color photographic illustrations, hardbound in blue cloth with gilt silver lettering to spine, grey end papers, includes dust jacket. 11 1/2" H x 9" W x 1" D. 2nd item: THE MAD POTTER OF BILOXI, THE ART & LIFE OF GEORGE E. OHR, First Edition, by Garth Clark, et al., photography by John White, published by Abbeville Press, New York, 1989. Hardcover quarto, 192 pages with black and white and color photographic illustrations, hardbound in brown cloth with gilt lettering to front cover and spine, pictorial end papers, includes dust jacket. 12 1/4" H x 10 1/2" W x 1" D. 3rd item: ALABAMA FOLK POTTERY, First Edition, by Joey Brackner, published by The University of Alabama Press, Tuscaloosa, 2006. Hardcover quarto, 311 pages with black and white and color photographic illustrations, hardbound in brown cloth with gilt lettering to front cover and spine, includes dust jacket. 12 1/4" H x 11" W x 1 1/4" D. 4th item: THE SHENANDOAH POTTERY, by A.H. Rice and John Baer Stoudt, printed by Shenandoah Pottery Publishing House, Strausburg, 1929. Hardcover octavo, 277 pages with black and white and color photographic illustrations, hardbound in purple cloth with gilt blind stamping and lettering to front cover and spine. Ink inscription from previous owner indicating that the book was purchased "June 5-1939" to front end paper. 9 3/8" H x 6 3/8" W x 7/8" D. 5th item: HISTORY OF HOMES AND GARDENS OF TENNESSEE, Second Edition, edited by Roberta Seawell Brandau, originally published for The Garden Study Club of Nashville by The Parthenon Press, 1936, reprinted by Friends of Cheekwood, 1964. Quarto, 503 pages with photographic illustrations, hardbound in navy blue cloth with gilt lettering to front cover and spine, pictorial end papers. Does not retain dust jacket. 13 7/8" H x 10 1/2" W x 1 1/2" D. 6th item: HISTORIC BEAUVOIR: SOUVENIR BOOKLET OF BEAUVOIR-ON-THE-GULF HARRISON COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI, designed and edited by Mrs. Wilbur Moore Jones, State Historian, Mississippi Division, United Daughters of the Confederacy (U. D. C.), printed by the Commercial Printing Division, 1921. Paperback octavo, 111 pages with photographic illustrations, bound in stiff off white pictorial wrappers with gilt lettering to front cover. 11 1/4" H x 8 3/8" W x 3/8" D. 7th item: HISTORIC MADISON: THE STORY OF JACKSON AND MADISON COUNTY, by Emma Inman Williams, published by the Madison Historical Society, Jackson, 1946. Octavo, 553 pages with photographic illustrations, hardbound in blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine, pictorial end papers, retains pictorial dust jacket. 9 1/2" H x 6 1/2" W x 1 3/4" D.
CONDITION: 1st-3rd items: Shelf wear to dust jackets. Covers in overall good condition with very light shelf wear, corners slightly bumped. Pages in overall very good, legible condition. 2nd item with ink inscription from previous owner to front end paper. 4th item: Sun fading, shelf wear, areas of staining, to covers, areas of loss to gilt to covers and spine, corners bumped. Front and last few pages with toning/acid burn, pencil inscriptions, majority of interior pages in overall good, legible condition with light toning. 5th item: Covers with normal shelf wear, scuffs, corners bumped. Pages in overall good condition with light toning, handling wear, areas of dampstaining, largest 7/8", to front end papers. 6th item: Edges of wrappers are flaking with areas of loss, wear, toning/acid burn, dampstaining, pencil inscription from previous owner. Pages with toning/acid burn, especiallythe first few pages. Some pages are becoming separated from spine. 7th item: Dust jacket with flaking, areas of loss, largest 3/4" x 1 3/4". Covers with surface grime, normal shelf wear, fading, corners bumped. Pages with toning/acid burn, handling wear, ink inscriptions from previous owners.