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Image for The Bird Decoy: An American Art Form A Catalog of Carvings Exhibited at the Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, Lincoln, Nebraska

The Bird Decoy: An American Art Form A Catalog of Carvings Exhibited at the Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, Lincoln, Nebraska

By: Johnsgard, Paul A., ed.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Lincoln, North Carolina, U.S.A., University of Nebraska Press: 1976

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 001874

ISBN: 0803208871

Condition: Near Fine


Contributions by collectors and carvers Starr, Hall, Haertel and Johnsgard, Exhibition catalog of carvings exhibited at the Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, Lincoln, Nebraska. Looks at Michigan, Ontario, Nebraska, Illinois and Great Plains. View more info

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Collector's Guide to Decoys

By: Kangas, Linda; Kangas, Gene

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, New York, U.S.A., Wallace-Homestead Book Company: 1992

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 001875

ISBN: 0870695800

Condition: Very Good


Overall collector¿s guide with many black and white printed photographs. This volume goes over the basics, including collecting philosophy, construction techniques and materials valuing, auctions, undervalued decoys, fakes and alterations, regional photo essays, and cataloging one's collection. View more info

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Decoys: A North American Survey

By: Kangas, Linda; Kangas, Gene

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Spanish Fork, Utah, USA, Hillcrest Publications, Inc: 1983

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 001886

Condition: Fine


This was the first publication to cover all of the areas in North America where decoys were produced; touching on all of the four major American flyways: Atlantic, Mississippi, Central and Pacific. More than 500 black and white photographic illustrations of decoys, with an additional 66 color photographs. View more info

Weather Vanes

By: Klamkin, Charles

Price: $65.00

Publisher: NY, NY: N.Y. Hawthorn Books, Inc. 1973.: 1973

Seller ID: 001428

Condition: Fair


Hard Cover. Fair/Good. Heavily illustrated in b/w. This one of two "must have" books for those interested in weathervanes. View more info

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Decoys of the Winnibego Lakes

By: Koch, Ronald M.

Price: $175.00

Publisher: Amherst, Wisconsin, USA, Palmer Publications, Inc.: 1988

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 001871

ISBN: 0962072702

Condition: Fine


This book covers the makers and carving traditions of the Winnebago Lakes region of Wisconsin. The book is comprehensive and includes biographies of 147 carvers, descriptions of the lakes, and all aided by numerous black and white photographs. Scarce. Very fine condition. View more info

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Little by Little: Six Decades of Collecting American Decorative Arts

By: Little, Nina Fletcher

Price: $95.00

Publisher: New York, New York, U.S.A., E P Dutton: 1984

Seller ID: 001654

ISBN: 0-525-24265-1

Condition: Fine


If you're going to own just one book on folk art, this is it. Over 280 pages, over 350 illustrations, many of which are in color, hard cover. Impeccable scholarship, it not only describes the objects and their context, it also goes into the author's philosophy of collecting. The Little's collection was one of the finest. In fine condition.. View more info

Just for Nice Carving and Whitling Magic of Southeastern Pennsylvania

By: Machmner, Richard and MacHmer, Rosemarie

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Reading, Pa, Hist. Society of Berks County: 1991

Seller ID: 001656

Condition: Fine


This 88 page hard cover book has over 200 wood carving pictured in color. It accompanied a 1991 exhibit of one of the major collections. Includes the works of Schimmel, Mountz and many other fine carvers, some known, sone not known. Fine condition. View more info

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American Bird Decoys

By: Mackey, William J., Jr.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York, NY, USA, E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc.: 1965

Seller ID: 001887

Condition: Good


The focus of this book is on decoy forms and regions of production. Topics range from ducks and geese, shore birds, "odd" birds, decoys of vanishing and vanished birds, and crows and owls. Regions discussed include states all along the Eastern seaboard from Maine to Virginia, and to the Middle West. More than 200 black and white illustrations, with 8 in full color. Photographs were taken by another well-known decoy collector and scholar Quintina Colio. Considered to be o... View more info

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American Self-Taught: Paintings and Drawings by Outsider Artists

By: Maresca, Frank; Ricco, Roger; Rexer, Lyle

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Westminister, Maryland, U.S.A., Alfred a Knopf Inc: 1993

Seller ID: 001789

ISBN: 0394582128

Condition: Good


292 pages and about 260 color plates. Chronicles the work of dozens of Outsider artists. Pages of this copy are wavy, as is the d/j. No pages are stuck together, but we're just calling it a "good" copy. View more info

Wildfowl Decoys of the Pacific Coast: Carving Traditions of British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, and California

By: Miller, Michael R.; Hanson, Frederick W.

Price: $350.00

Publisher: Davis, California, USA, MBF Publishing: 1990

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 001888

Condition: As New


This book is the only title that takes an in-depth look at the previously under appreciated Pacific Coast decoys, decoy carvers, and hunting traditions. Hundreds of decoys shown with black and white photography along with regional information on style, etc. and numerous biographies of carvers. The book took many years to produce and after publication delays, was finally released in 1990. It is thorough, well organized, and all encompassing. This book isn't meant to intro... View more info

Kahn Collection, Part 1

By: Northeast Auctions

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Portsmouth, Nh, Northeast Auctions: 2002

Seller ID: 001707

Condition: Fine


105 pages and 279 lots, most illustrated in color. Mostly three dimesnional folk art in original surfaces. Stoneware, canes, much more. Fine condition, no prices realized View more info

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Masterworks of the Illinois River

By: O'Brien, Stephen B., Jr.; Carlson, Julie

Price: $275.00

Publisher: Stephen O'Brien Fine Arts: 2005

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 001867

ISBN: 0977063100

Condition: New


This catalog is softcover in plastic slipcase. New in wraps. Numerous beautiful color photographs. Published by the well known collector and dealer Stephen O¿Brien of Boston in coordination with the exhibition ¿The Illinois River Meets the Chesapeake,¿ a two-month exhibit of Tom Figge¿s Illinois River decoy collection displayed at the Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art in Salisbury, Maryland. Scarce. View more info

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Duck Boats: Blinds: Decoys and Eastern Seaboard Wildfowling

By: Raymond R. Camp

Price: $65.00

Publisher: New York, U.S.A., Alfred A. Knopf: 1952

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 001879

Condition: Good


The author of this book was for many long years the Road-and-Gun Editor of the New York Times. This is an early overview of the history, blinds, areas, equipment, and rules about duck hunting, etc. There are instructions about setting up decoys in lines, etc. The best part of this book however is the wonderful retelling of the early duck hunting stories, the characters who made the stories a reality, and the "big fish" tales. Some illustrations, but primarily text. Condi... View more info

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Floaters and Stick-Ups: A Personal Survey of Wildfowl Decoys

By: Reiger, George; Garrett, Kenneth

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Boston, Massachusetts, USA, David R. Godine: 1986

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 001883

ISBN: 0879236434

Condition: Fine


This book looks at the trade of decoys and collecting overall. Craftsmanship, acquisition, definitions, history, etc. The stories contained within the covers are worth hearing. Tales of auctions and makers, great finds and stories of the trade help the interested reader understand the passion of the great collectors. View more info

Weather Vane Catalog Set, 2 Volumes

By: Russack & Loto Books, LLC ed.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Northwood, NH USA, Russack & Loto Books, LLC: 2014

Seller ID: 001898

Condition: New


Weather vanes have been used for more than 2000 years to help man determine the changing weather and the direction of the prevailing winds. By the 18th and 19th centuries, these functional objects had become a common feature on American homes. Crafted in a variety of shapes and sizes, from flags to fish, and horses to ships; the seemingly unlimited variety of weather vane designs could boggle anyone trying to identify a craftsman or date a form. This two-volume set featu... View more info

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Robert E. Crawford Collection

By: Sotheby's

Price: $25.00

Publisher: N.Y, Sotheby's: 2001

Seller ID: 001704

Condition: Fine


Sale #7713, 128 pages, 290 lots, nearly all illustrated in color, furniture, baskets, silver, glass, more. Fine condition, no prices realized View more info

Howard and Catherine Feldman Collection

By: Sotheby's

Price: $25.00

Publisher: NY, Sotheby's: 1998

Seller ID: 001721

Condition: Fine


This sale, #7196, was the second Feldman sale. The catalog has 150 pages and it lists 396 lots, nealy all illustarted and many in color. Rugs, trade signs, folk paintings, decoys, fire memorabilia, gameboards, much more. Fine condition, includes prices realized. View more info

Richard and Rosemarie MacHmer Collection of Pennsylvania-German Folk Art

By: Sotheby's

Price: $25.00

Publisher: N.Y, Sotheby's: 1997

Seller ID: 001712

Condition: Fine


Sale #6995, May 24, 1997, 525 lots, over 150 pages. Most lots illustrated, some in color. Painted furniture, wood carvings, fraktur, red ware, brass, baskets, more. Fine condtion with prices realized. View more info

Frank and Karen Miele Folk Art Collection

By: Sotheby's

Price: $25.00

Publisher: NY, Sotheby's: 1984

Seller ID: 001720

Condition: Fine


Sale #5143, Jan. 1981. The catalog has about 40 pages and list 53 lots-all illiustrated, many in color. Fine folk art, weathervanes, painted furniture, amish quilts. Fine cindition, prices realized list included. View more info

Decoys of the Thousand Islands

By: Stewart, Jim; Lunman, Larry

Price: $195.00

Publisher: Erin, ON, Canada, Boston Mills Press: 1992

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 001861

ISBN: 155046048X

Condition: Fine


The Thousand Islands region covers the myriad small islands at the northeastern end of Lake Ontario between New York and Ontario, along the Upper St. Lawrence river. The seven chapters look at the distinct carving styles that came out of this region with the help of more than 400 photographs including more than 150 in color. Scarce. Excellent condition. View more info