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Through our pool of 300 specialist dealers, Online Galleries provides a wide collection of rare books, antique books, vintage books, original book illustrations and cover art, as well as autographs and historic manuscripts for the discerning buyer. All antiquarian books viewed via Online Galleries are strictly controlled and monitored by a number of international trade associations.Although Online Galleries is home to more than 35,000 antiques and works of art, perusing our selection of antique books and vintage books couldn’t be easier; simply browse by keyword or location to receive the most pertinent search results, or inspect the Antique Books subcategories for a wider view of our sought-after rare books.For prices, further information or general enquiries about specific items within our Antique Books category, we have conveniently provided the direct contact details for each antiquarian books dealer affiliated with Online Galleries. Contact details and relevant information about each dealer is provided alongside the featured item.

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Asian Furniture: A Directory and Sourcebook
Western-style furniture was a relatively late arrival in Asia, where climates and lifestyles were markedly different from those in Europe. But colo...
£39.95
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Hanne Kjaerholm Houses
The houses of Danish architect Hanne Kjaerholm, wife of furniture designer Poul Kjærholm, are based on the world-known Scandinavian tradition for ...
£95
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Richard Norman Shaw (Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art)
Richard Norman Shaw (1831-1912) was the most fertile, representative and immediately influential domestic architect of the late Victorian period in...
£40
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Baldassare Longhena and Venetian Baroque Architecture
This fascinating book offers the first comprehensive study in English of Baldassare Longhena (1598-1682), the indispensable architect of the Veneti...
£55
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Waddesdon Manor
Waddesdon Manor is one of the most extraordinary houses in England. Over 125 years ago, Baron Ferdinand Rothschild transformed a barren hill in the...
£35
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SAMPSON MORDAN & CO, LONDON
Large George V Novelty Silver Fox Head Bookmark
A fine quality large and heavy gauge George V novelty silver Bookmark, the terminal cast as a Foxes head set with black glass eyes. By Sampson ...
£400
Steppes Hill Farm Antiques Ltd
English Decoration in the 18th Century by John Fowler and John Cornforth
288 pages with 40 colour plates and 234 monochrome figures. Second Edition in excellent condition with dustwrapper. Out of Print.
£45
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The World of Mary Ellen Best
Mary Ellen Best (1809 - 1891) was an English artist. Most active in the 1830s, she usually worked in water-colour, commonly painting scenes of dome...
£15
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Inside London: Discovering London's Period Interiors
A fully illustrated guide which examines the interiors of London houses of differing periods, types and styles. Each interior is represented by a c...
£35
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The English Vision: Picturesque in Architecture, Landscape and Garden Design
The English Vision is the first major study of the Picturesque since Christopher Hussey's book on the subject was published in 1927. By treating th...
£45
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The Craces: Royal Decorators 1768-1899
The Crace family were the most important firm of interior decorators working in Britain in the 19th century. They earned this title by the sheer nu...
£45
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The Latest Country Houses by John Martin Robinson
This work showcases the houses built since the Second World War which conform to the country house style of architecture and way of life. Out of pr...
£30
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Henry Holland: His Life and Architecture by Dorothy Stroud
This book traces Holland career from his family background and early works to his partnership with Capability Brown, Hans Town, whigs & tories, wor...
£45
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Kentucky Home: Historic Houses and Horse Farms of Bluegrass Country
In Kentucky: Historic Houses and Horse Farms, pre-eminent architectural and interiors photographer Pieter Estersohn guides us through Bluegrass Cou...
£45
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The Last Country Houses by Clive Aslet
344 pages, handsomely illustrated in colour and in black and white throughout
£35
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A House in Town: 22 Arlington Street, Its Owners and Builders
This book tells the story of 22 Arlington Street, the great town house designed by William Kent for Henry Pelham in the 1740s. Prints, drawings, p...
£60
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An Illustrated History of Interior Decoration: From Pompeii to Art Nouveau
An indispensable reference source for anyone with an interest in period styles of furniture and decoration, this renowned book comprises a complete...
£45
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The Gentlemen's Clubs of London
Clubland is another country, redolent of the past but, for its few thousand often influential inhabitants, an integral part of life. It is a place ...
£150
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The Regency Country House: From the Archives of 'Country Life'
The Regency Country House is the first book to provide a comprehensive survey of the key English country houses of 1800 to 1830. It is written by J...
£120
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Quinlan Terry: The Revival of Architecture
223pp, including 199 illustrations, photos, drawings etc, one being large fold-out from Richmond Riverside, list of works since 1973, list of publi...
£120
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An Exuberant Catalogue of Dreams: The Americans who Revived the Country House in...
To a modern visitor nothing will seem more British than a classic country house like Cliveden or Leeds Castle. But the truth is actually very diffe...
£35
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John Soane: Architect: Master of Space and Light
Without a doubt the most brilliant architectural innovator of his day, Sir John Soane (1753-1837) displayed a remarkable ability to adapt and moder...
£40
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The Genius of Robert Adam: His Interiors (The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in ...
Robert Adam was one of the greatest British architects of the later eighteenth century. So widespread was his influence as a decorator and furnitur...
£150
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A.W.N.Pugin: Master of Gothic Revival
Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin (1812-1852) was one of the most influential architects and designers of the 19th century. He pioneered an appreciati...
£140
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The English Country House: From the Archives of 'Country Life' 1897-1939
Offers a unique and vivid insight into what has become known as the golden age of the English country house. Out of print hardback book. Very good ...
£75
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David Linley: Extraordinary Furniture
Selection of some the most bizarre and opulent pieces of furniture ever made, dating from medieval times to the modern day. Divided into five categ...
£40
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Jean-Michel Frank
This is an excellent 1st edition copy of the monograph on the important French designer and decorator Jean-Michel Frank, being one of a limited edi...
£495
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Vintage Industrial: Living With Design Icons
An exquisitely illustrated celebration of this influential style that is now at the forefront of interior design. Vintage Industrial covers the per...
£30
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Le siège et sa garniture
123 pages with stunning colour photographs of historical chairs throughout.
£55
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Traité de perspective d'architecture intérieure
This important work strives to present the traditional perspective built without falling into the ease of always reductive extension. At the time o...
£65
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Bali: Sustainable Visions
Discover how visionary architects and designers are pioneering a new, environmentally sustainable style of tropical living. Justly famous for its a...
£34
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Matthew Boulton: Ormolu
Nicholas Goodison revisits his earlier exhaustive study of Boulton's ormolu ornaments and his manufactory at Soho, and unearths new and previously ...
£85
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Rene Lalique: Enchanted by Glass
Rene Lalique, a master artist and designer of early 20th-century France, initially achieved fame for his jewelry creations that were widely admired...
£45
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The Gardens of Arne Maynard
This is the first book on the work of one of today s most celebrated and sought-after garden designers. Arne Maynard is known for his award-winning...
£45
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Le Fer Forge en France. XVIe et XVIIe Siecles
This book illustrates beautifully, numerous designs of elaborate decorative metalwork used to embellish doors, staircases, panels etc.,
£50
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Olympiade 1956
Olympiade 1956 Book, Cortina D'Ampezzo.
£65
Manfred Schotten Antiques
Motifs ornementaux, Eléments d'architecture
This reissue presents a large number of drawings representing mainly the achievements in stone. This is a very large heavy book illustrating thousa...
£125
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Motifs ornementaux : Architecture et sculpture bois et fer
This book presents a large number of motifs carved on wood used in architecture and furniture: panels, doors, pediments, woodwork, etc.
£85
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Art in Industry: The Silver of Paul Storr
It was a time of great technological innovation, and entrepreneurs like Storr were successful in combining great art with fine craftsmanship, much ...
£50
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Art Nouveau Ironwork of Austria & Hungary
The streets of Budapest, Hungary, and Vienna, Austria, are rich in masterpieces of Art Nouveau ironwork. Around nearly every corner of the resident...
£41.50
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Hotel Architecture
When staying in a hotel it's easy to be drawn in by the interior design and the services on offer; but what about the architecture? This books show...
£95.50
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The Steins Collect: Matisse, Picasso, and the Parisian Avant-garde (San Francisc...
As American expatriates living in Paris, the writer Gertrude Stein, her brothers Leo and Michael, and Michael's wife Sarah were absolutely pivotal ...
£50
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Missing Masterpieces: Lost Works of Art 1450-1900
In this ground-breaking study of missing masterpieces, Gert-Rudolf Flick presents detailed case histories of great works of art that have simply va...
£40
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Art of the Royal Court: Treasures in Pietre Dure from the Palaces of Europe (Met...
This beautiful catalogue provides a comprehensive history of pietre dure, a virtuoso form of hardstone carving that reached an artistic peak in Ita...
£45
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Traditional Islamic Craft in Moroccan Architecture (2 volumes) by Andre Paccard
These 2 volumes written by Andre Paccard are probably the most important recent works on Islamic Crafts. In the opening of the "Preface" to the boo...
£3,000
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Textiles at Temple Newsam by Helen Bower
Visual survey of the woven, embroidered, painted and printed textiles; mainly nineteenth century in origin, but with a number of seventeenth and ei...
£35
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Victorian Gothic House Style: An Architectural and Interior Design Source Book
As Linda Osband demonstrates in this fact-filled volume, the Gothic Revival caught the fancy of many Victorians who sought refuge in supposedly sim...
£16.99
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Tassinari & Chatel : La soie au fil du temps
New book This book immerses the reader in more than three exceptional Lyon silk weaving centuries. The factory Tassinari and Chatel is the result o...
£75
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