Lot 134: 30 Books and Pamphlets on Classical Antiquities

Turner Auctions and Appraisals LLC

November 13, 2016, 11:30 AM PST
South San Francisco, CA, US
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Description: Celtic Art - from its Beginnings to the Book of Kells, 1990, Ruth and Vincent Megaw; Early Cycladic Art in North American Collections, 1987, Pat Getz-Preziosi; Cycladic Art, 1990, J. Lesley Fitton; Ancient Bronzes, Ceramics and Seals, 1981, P.R.S. Moorey et al; Master Bronzes from the Classical World, 1967, David Gordon Mitten and Suzannah F. Doeringer; Cyprus BC - 7,000 Years of History, 1979, Veronica Tatton-Brown, editor; Ancient Art - The Norbert Schimmel Collection, 1974, Oscar White Muscarella, editor; Idols - The Beginning of Abstract Form, 1989, Ariadne Galleries Inc.; The Middle Ages - Treasures from the Cloisters and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1969, Vera K. Ostoia; The Untermyer Collection (an auction sale catalogue), Parke-Bernet Galleries, 5/10-11/40; From the Lands of the Scythians, 1975, Ann Farkas, Boris Piotrovsky et al; Pre-historic and Ancient Art, 1981, Rene Huyghe, editor; Arts of Ancient Egypt - Treasures on Another Scale, 1981, Jay Gates, Arielle P. Koslof and Earl L. Ertman; Temple, Tomb and Dwelling - Egyptian Antiquities from the Harer Family Trust Collection, 1992, Gerry D. Scott III; Images for Eternity - Egyptian Art from Berkeley and Brooklyn, 1975, Richard Fazzini; The Metropolitan Museum of Art - Egypt and the Ancient Near East, 1987, Sarah C. McPhee et al; Valley of the Kings, undated, A. Van Der Heyden; Treasures of Tutankhamun, 1976, Katharine Stoddert Gilbert, Joan K. Holt and Sara Hudson, editors; Greek Art, 1973, John Boardman; National Museum of Archaeology, Athens, 1966, Spyros Meletzis; Art of the Ancients: Greeks, Etruscans and Romans (a sale catalogue), 1968, Andre Emmerich Gallery Inc. (two copies); The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, handbook, 1931, various; Ancient Glass - in the Freer Gallery of Art, 1962, Richard Ettinghausen; Art of the Ancient World, volume IV, 1985, Jerome Eisenbergfive sale catalogues from the Royal-Athena Galleries: One Thousand Years of Ancient Greek Vases - from Greece, Etruria & Southern Italy (two copies), 1990, Gods and Mortals - Bronzes of the Ancient World from Italy to Iran (two copies), 1989, The Age of Cleopatra - the Art of Late Dynastic & Graeco-Roman Egypt, 1988-1989
Provenance: Turner Auctions + Appraisals is pleased to offer the library and selected artifacts from the personal collection of Jim Haas, the noted, long-time specialist in Native American and Ethnographic Arts, who recently retired from Bonhams after 31 years with the company and its predecessor.  The sale also includes property from a major Southwest museum and estates of two long-time collectors:  the Furgatch Collection features contemporary Southwest pottery; the Nancy Florsheim Estate, Part 2, offers contemporary and prehistoric pottery and Southwest jewelry.  
Notes: “Please note that the various books, catalogues, and periodicals included in this lot are from a working reference library dealing with African, Oceanic, Southeast Asian tribal art, pre-Columbian art, Oriental rugs, fine art and photography. I used them during my professional career and as a private collector who bought and sold at auction. The variety here represents decades of searching out the literature that best enabled me to perform my duties as an auction house appraiser and cataloguer while keeping abreast of pricing and the current market demand. That said, potential bidders should be aware that in general, the various volumes are in good, serviceable condition. Some are excellent, others are poor. For a condition report on specific titles, please contact Turner Auctions and Appraisals.”
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