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#1
Steeped in History: The Art of Tea
Beatrice Hohenegger, ed.
Publisher: Fowler Museum.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780977834419.  Daedalus Item Code: 60025
 
After water, tea is the most frequently consumed beverage in the world, and has played a central role in everything from the ritual pursuit of enlightenment in Japan to political protests in Colonial ... (Read More)
 
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#2
Art Deco Bookbindings: The Work of Pierre Legrain and Rose Adler
Yves Peyré & H. George Fletcher.
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781568984629.  Daedalus Item Code: 63864
 
In their art deco designs of the 1920s, Pierre Legrain and Rose Adler reimagined the rather staid practice of bookbinding as a medium of playful experimentation and dazzling craftsmanship. Some of ... (Read More)
 
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#3
Shaker Design: Out of This World
Jean M. Burks, ed.
Publisher: Yale/Bard Graduate Center.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780300137286.  Daedalus Item Code: 64114
 
The most successful utopian society ever established in America, the Shakers were guided by principles of honesty, usefulness, and order, and their beliefs influenced the physical forms of the goods ... (Read More)
 
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#4
Classic Book Jackets: The Design Legacy of George Salter
Thomas S. Hansen. Milton Glaser, foreword.
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781568984919.  Daedalus Item Code: 63863
 
You can't judge a book by its cover, so the proverb goes, but German-born book designer George Salter never subscribed to this truism. For more than 40 years his beautifully drawn and lettered covers ... (Read More)
 
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#5
Johann Ludwig Eberhardt and His Salem Clocks
Frank P. Albright. Bradford L. Rauschenberg, photos.
Publisher: UNC Press.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780807898147.  Daedalus Item Code: 50901
 
A master clockmaker in Salem, North Carolina, for nearly four decades, German-born Johann Ludwig Eberhardt (1758–1839) was a painstaking craftsman distinguished by the quality rather than the ... (Read More)
 
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#6
A History of Britain in Thirty-Six Postage Stamps
Chris West.
Publisher: Picador.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781250035509.  Daedalus Item Code: 61242
 
"Stamps tell stories," posits Chris West in this fascinating episodic history. "They speak to us across generations—if only we'd stop squeezing them into albums and worrying about their catalogue ... (Read More)
 
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#7
Connecticut Historical Collections: Containing a General Collection of Interesting Facts, Traditions, Biographical Sketches, Anecdotes, Etc. Relating to the History and Antiques of Every Town in Connecticut with Geographical Descriptions
John Warner Barber.
Publisher: Bibliopola Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780939883059.  Daedalus Item Code: 63014
 
During the early 19th century, John Warner Barber—an amateur historian, engraver, and printer—traveled throughout Connecticut, sketching town greens, hotels, schools, churches, and harbors, and ... (Read More)
 
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#8
All the Best Rubbish: The Classic Ode to Collecting
Ivor Noël Hume.
Publisher: Harper.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780061809897.  Daedalus Item Code: 51283
 
A former archaeologist at Colonial Williamsburg who has collected objects of dubious value on the shores of the Thames in London, in the lagoons of the Caribbean, and from the bottom of Martha ... (Read More)
 
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#9
An American History Album: The Story of the United States Told Through Stamps
Michael Worek & Jordan Worek. Terrence W. McCaffrey, contributor.
Publisher: Firefly.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781770851207.  Daedalus Item Code: 63567
 
Throughout its history, the United States has celebrated its achievements, honored its heroes, and recorded its history by issuing commemorative postage stamps. This beautifully photographed album ... (Read More)
 
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#10
The Penny Post: 1680–1918
Frank Staff.
Publisher: Lutterworth.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780718828783.  Daedalus Item Code: 52458
 
An authoritative account of the growth of Britain's Penny Post, originally published in 1964, this book is illustrated throughout with black and white images of cards, stamps, documents, and ... (Read More)
 
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