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The Monumental remains of Noble and Eminent Persons, Comprising the Sepulchral Antiquities of Great Britain, Engraved from Drawings By Edward Blore

By: N/A

Price: £75.00

Publisher: Pall Mall East, London, Harding, Lepard and Co.: 1826

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003671

Condition: Good


Half leather with decorative marbled paper covered boards, with titles in gilt on spine. Marbled endpapers. Condition: Good, described as such becaused the covers are in fair condition, but internally the contents are in very good condition. The leather of the spine is rubed, the boards have generaly rubbind and shelfwear as to the leather covered cover corners, which are worn and frayed. The front hinge is nearly separated from spine, being held in place by one binding cord. Rear hinge holding firmly. Light foxing to inner endpapers. Text clean apart from occasional browning to page edges. Th... View more info

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Etchings by Jim Dine - Nancy Outside in July

By: Ackley, Clifford

Price: £75.00

Publisher: New York, Universal Limited Art Editions: 1983

Inscription: Signed by Artist

Seller ID: 006407

ISBN: 0910435057

Condition: Very Good


Dark grey hardcover with title in black on front cover and spine. Condition: Very good, with light shelfwear to covers. There is some foxing to immediate fore-edge of textblock, heavy in places, not affecting book internally. Inscribed to the previous owner by Jim Dine on title page (see image). Dustjacket condition: Fair to good, lightly shelfworn with some general light soiling. 25 colour plates. This book contains images of a series of twenty-five prints by the American artist Jim Dine (b.1935) of his wife and muse, Nancy, started in 1977 and finished in 1981. View more info

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A catalogue of the etchings of Samuel Palmer

By: Alexander, R.G. (intro.)

Price: £39.00

Publisher: London, The Print collectors' Club: 1937

Seller ID: 004886

Condition: Fair


Dark brown/black buckram with title in gilt on the spine and the monogram of the Print Collector's Club outlined in gilt on front cover. Condition: Fair to good, covers have general light shelfwear, and endpapers have some foxing with light foxing generally throughout the book. Previous owners name on front endpaper in pencil with the date 1945. Binding sound. 62pp. 21 collotype plates plus frontispiece portrait of Samuel Palmer. This edition, printed at the Baynard Press, was limited to 375 copies, of which this is no.32. In his preface, the author states that the object of the book was to re... View more info

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Dosso Dossi - La Pittura a Ferrara Negli Anni Del Ducato Di Alfonso I - 2 Vols.

By: Ballarin, Alessandro

Price: £195.00

Publisher: Cittadella (Padua), Bertoncello Artigraphiche: 1995

Seller ID: 005008

Condition: Fine


NB: Text is in Italian throughout. Hardcover in slipcase. Scarlet cloth with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Both volumes are in fine condition. Dustjacket condition: Fine, with just a hint of very light shelfwear. The slipcase is in good condition with light scuffing to base and top left edge of slipcase. Vol I - 533pp. 204 colour and 244 b/w plates, Vol II - 815 b/w plates. A very heavy set - will require extra postage if to be sent outside UK. Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall View more info

The Great Utopia - Russian Avant-Garde 1915-1932

By: Beeren, W.A.L. (foreword)

Price: £28.00

Publisher: Amsterdam, Stedelijk Museum: 1992

Seller ID: 006426

ISBN: 9050060749

Condition: Very Good


NB: Text is in three languages, English, Dutch and German. Softcover. Condition: Very good, with just a hint of shelfwear to covers. Binding sound, no inscriptions. 871pp. More than 650 colour reproductions. This catalogue was produced to accompany the exhibition held at the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam from 5th June to 23rd August, 1992. It includes a chronology and essays on the Russian Avant-Garde during the period 1915-1932 View more info

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First Friends - Paul and Bunty, John and Christine - and Carrington

By: Blythe, Ronald

Price: £185.00

Publisher: Denby Dale, Huddersfield, W.Yorkshire, The Fleece Press: 1997

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 005642

ISBN: 0948375590

Condition: Fine


Quarter-cloth (terracotta colour) with a blue Paul Nash pattern paper put together from one of the drawings he made for "Images of War", 1919. Title in black on paper label on spine. One of an edition of 300 copies. Condition: Fine. Grey paper covered slipcase with brown cloth edges is in good condition, with a couple of small watersplashes to the brown cloth (not affecting the book in any way). 175pp. Several tipped-in and colour plates and full page b/w photographic images. This beautifully produced book is based on the letters written by Paul Nash, John Nash, his wife Christine, and... View more info

Fonts and Font Covers

By: Bond, Francis

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, New York, Toronto and Melbourne, Henry Frowde: 1908

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 003577

Condition: Good


Blue cloth with titles stamped in white on front cover and spine. Condition: Good, with light shelfwear to covers, and some rubbing and sunning to spine. Foxing to endpapers. Binding sound, text clean, no inscriptions, apart from previous owners name in pencil on front endpaper. 347pp. 426 b/w photographs and drawings. A thorough reference work on the history and types of fonts in England, including descriptions of fonts of gold, silver, bronze, pewter, brick and lead. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

Folk Art of Primitive Peoples

By: Bossert, Helmuth Th.

Price: £19.00

Publisher: London, A.Zwemmer Ltd.: 1955

Seller ID: 001105

Condition: Good


Oatmeal colour paper-covered boards with buff cloth spine and titles in dark red on spine and cover. Condition: Good, v.light cockling to cover from an old water splash. Binding sound, text clean, no marks or inscriptions. Page edges v.lightly browned. D/J condition: Poor, very grubby, ripped and worn. 15pp. text with 40 colour plates of various tribal artefacts. In all, illustrating six hundred decorative motifs in colour, forming a survey of the applied art of Africa, Asia, Australia and Oceania, North, Central and South America Folio - over 12" - 15" tall View more info

Twentieth-century Russiand and East European Painting (The Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection)

By: Bowlt, John E. and Misler, Nicoletta

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, Zwemmer: 1993

Seller ID: 005626

ISBN: 0302006192

Condition: Very Good


Black buckram with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Very good, with previous owners bookplate on front pastedown. 329pp. Many colour illustrations. The fifty-nine Russian and East European paintings and drawings accumulated by the present Baron Thyssen during the 1970s and 1980s include major works by Goncharova, Larionov, Lissitzky, Malevich, Rodchenko, Moholy-Nagy, Popova, Rozanova and other avant-garde artists. The catalogue is introduced by three essays: the Russian avant-garde, the Hungarian avant-garde and the history of the collecting of Russian avant-garde art. The volume concludes w... View more info

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The Pastel Society: Pastel Painting and Drawing 1898-2000

By: Coates, Thomas J. (foreword)

Price: £24.00

Publisher: London, The Pastel Society: 2000

Seller ID: 005178

ISBN: 0953792706

Condition: Very Good


Softcover. Condition: Very good, with very light shelfwear to covers. Binding sound, no inscriptions. 136pp. Many colour illustrations. This catalogue was published on the occasion of the exhibition of the Pastel Society held at the Mall Galleries, London from 2nd to 19th March 2000. The catalogue includes works by many well known artists such as Roger Hilton, Eileen Agar, Henry Moore and David Bomberg. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

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The Gilbert Collection - Portrait Miniatures in Enamel

By: Coffin, Sarah and Hofstetter, Bodo

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Philip Wilson Publishers in Association with the Gilbert Collection: 2000

Seller ID: 006486

ISBN: 085667513x

Condition: Very Good


Softcover. Condition: Fine, with just a faint hint of shelfwear. Binding sound, no inscriptions. 168pp. Many colour illustrations. This book describes and illustrates the portrait miniatures in the Gilbert Collection, from 17th century miniatures from German, French and Swiss enamellers to 19th century examples by Henry Bone and other English artists. View more info

Pottery: techniques of Decoration

By: Colbeck, John

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, B T Batsford: 1991

Seller ID: 002647

ISBN: 0713460547

Condition: Good


Softcover. Condition: Very good, binding sound, text clean, no inscriptions. 288pp. Profusely illustrated with b/w photographs. The author was a student at the Central School of Arts and Crafts. Subsequently he taught part-time at the Central School and at Bath Academy of Art, Corsham. Using photographs and illustrations, he shows simply and clearly the processes involved in creating a wide variety of pottery decoration. The contents include impressed and modelled relief, sprigging, marbling, feathering, burnishing, wax resist, stencilling and many more techniques. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾... View more info

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The Geographies of Englishness: Landscape and the National Past 1880-1940 (Studies in Briitish Art 10)

By: Corbett, David Peters et al.

Price: £195.00

Publisher: New Haven and London, Yale University Press: 2002

Seller ID: 006170

ISBN: 0300094884

Condition: Fine


Silvery dark grey cloth with title in silver on spine. Condition: Fin, with a couple of small marks to front endpaper. Binding sound, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Very good, with very light shelfwear. 386pp. 10 colour plates and several b/w illustrations. In the late 19th and early 20th century, the notion of Englishness was widely debated in English art and cultural circles. Might there be a specifically English landscape and an English way of representing it? This volume was the first to examine the intersection of national identity, modernisation and landscape in English art duri... View more info

Old Pewter: Its Makers and Marks in England, Scotland and Ireland - an Account of the Old Pewterer & His Craft

By: Cotterell, Howard Herschel

Price: £50.00

Publisher: London, B.T.Batsford: 1969

Seller ID: 003498

Condition: Good


Third reprint of the first edition published in 1929. Silver grey cloth with titles stamped in blue on front cover and spine. Cardboard slipcase in fair condition comes with the book. Condition: Good, with light shelfwear to covers and spine. Some foxing to endpapers and half-title. Binding sound. Some light foxing to fore-edge of textblock. One or two occasional finger smudges to pages. Dustjacket condition: Fair, generally shelfworn with a couple of small tears and a small chip missing to head of spine of jacket. Not price-clipped.432pp. 76 b/w plates and numerous illustrations in the text. ... View more info

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Art Under Stalin

By: Cullerne Bown, Matthew

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Phaidon Press: 1991

Seller ID: 006293

ISBN: 0714826065

Condition: Very Good


Red hardcover with title in black on spine. Condition: Very good, with light shelfwear to covers. Binding sound, text clean, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Very good, with light shelfwear. 256pp. Many b/w illustrations. In this book the author provides a fascinating and often provocative analysis of the art of the Stalin era, from 1932 to 1953, as well as a discussion of the years before and after. He details the political and social framework of the time, and provides a complete expose of Stalinist aesthetics: social realism in art and neo-classicism in architecture; the Cult of the P... View more info

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The Nude in French Art and Culture, 1870-1910

By: Dawkins, Heather

Price: £40.00

Publisher: Cambridge, Cambridge University Press: 2002

Seller ID: 006646

ISBN: 0521807557

Condition: Fine


Dark green hardcover with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Fine, binding sound, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Very good, with just a hint of shelfwear. 231pp. 60 b/w illustrations. This book examines the forces that made the nude a contentious image in the early Third Republic. Analysing the evolving relationship between the fine art nude, print culture, and censorship, the author explores how artist, art critics, politicians, bureaucrats, lawyers and judges evaluated the nude. An art form made for and by men, the nude was rarely the subject of serious engagement on the part of wome... View more info

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Writings on Cy Twombly

By: Del Roscio, Nicola (ed.)

Price: £125.00

Publisher: Munich, Schirmer/Mosel Publishers: 2002

Seller ID: 006005

ISBN: 0948835397

Condition: Very Good


Ochre yellow cloth with title in black on spine.Condition: Very good, with just a hint osf shelfwear to covers. Binding sound, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Good, with general light shelfwear, sunning to spine and immediate surrounding area. 315pp. In this volume, Nicola Del Roscio brings together 43 commentaries on Cy Twombly (1928-2011) in the form of poems, exhibition reviews, letters, philosophihcal essays and discussions of art history dating from 1951 to the date of publication in 2002. The authors include Roland Barthes, Robert Motherwell and Kirk Varnedoe.A heavy book, will re... View more info

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The Collection of M.Hubert de Givenchy (Christie's Monaco, Saturday 4 December 1993, Vols I and II)

By: Dell, Theodore (intro.)

Price: £50.00

Publisher: London, Christie Manson & Woods Ltd.: 1993

Seller ID: 006610

Condition: Fine


Two dark green hardcover volumes in dark green slipcase. Condition: Fine, both volumes are in fine condition with just a hint of shelfwear to dustjackets. The slipcase is in good condition, with some light scuffing. These catalogues were produced to accompany the sale of items from the collection of M.Hubert de Givenchy including magnificent French furniture, silver and works of art held at the Metropole Palace Hotel, Monaco on Saturday 4th December 1993. One volume contains the furniture, silver and works of art, the other is devoted to the Hanover Chandelier, designed by William Kent and mad... View more info

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The Ship Painters

By: Finch, Roger

Price: £18.00

Publisher: Lavenham, Suffolk, Terence Dalton Ltd.: 1975

Seller ID: 005604

ISBN: 0900963255

Condition: Very Good


White hardcover with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Very good, with a hint of foxing to endpapers. Binding sound, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Good, with general light shelfwear. Price-clipped. 136pp. Many b/w and some colour illustrations. This book deals exclusively and authoritatively with the "pier-head artists" and their work. This was the name given by seamen to the artists who painted the ships they sailed in. Biographical notes on over one hundred ship painters are included together with bibliography and index. View more info

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Posy Simmonds - The Guardian

By: Forgan, Liz (intro.)

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, The Scott Trust Foundation: 2009

Seller ID: 005942

Condition: Very Good


Softcover. Condition: Very good, with just a hint of shelfwear to covers. Bindings sound, no inscriptions. Unpaginated. Many b/w cartoon illustrations. This catalogue was produced to accompany the exhibition of work by the cartoonist Posy Simmonds organised by the Scott Trust Foundation and held at the Guardian News and Media's Gallery, London from 2 April to 2 June 2009. View more info