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Standing in the Sun - A Life of J.M.W. Turner, Bailey, Anthony
Standing in the Sun - A Life of J.M.W. Turner

Captions Courageous or Comments from the Gallery, Reisner, Bob ;   Kapplow, Hal
Captions Courageous or Comments from the Gallery

Vermeer, Gowing, Lawrence
Vermeer

Leonardo da Vinci - the flights of the mind, Nicholl, Charles
Leonardo da Vinci - the flights of the mind

Carrington - A Life of Dora Carrington 1893-1932, Gerzina, Gretchen
Carrington - A Life of Dora Carrington 1893-1932

The Life and Art of Allan Ramsay, Smart, Alastair
The Life and Art of Allan Ramsay

The Origins of Western Art, Powell, Ann
The Origins of Western Art

Masters of the Japanese Print, Lane, Richard
Masters of the Japanese Print

 

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1 Colour
,. New Colour Ltd., London, 1929. Hardback, 310mm x 244mm blue cloth boards, red and black titles, , 192pp. Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Reading copy only/NoWrapper. Several illustrations have been cut from pages. Spine and boards bumped and scuffed with some damage from damp. Foxing to block edges and Pages basically clean, with surviving illustrations - many in colour - still bright and clean. Bound first six issues of "Colour" magazine - "the most fascinating magazine in the world" - full of articles about art, copiously illustrated. Catalogue: Art. Keywords: Art, Colour, magazine,1928 This book is unusually heavy or large and may attract a higher postage charge than automatically calculated on the website. If so we will make contact to agree any additional postal charges before completing any transaction.. 7029

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Maestri del colore - Piero della Francesca, ,
2 Maestri del colore - Piero della Francesca
,. Istituto Italiani d'Arti Grafiche, Bergamo, 1956. first edition, Paperback, 346mm x 250mm cream , 24pp. Colour illustrations.Good/NoWrapper. Paperback is just a little darkened around edges and worn with age, prints all clean save for cover image which is chipped and torn. Large-scale paperback publication containing twelve colour prints of works by Piero della Francesca, partially attached. Catalogue: Art. Keywords: Francesca, art, Constantine. 7190

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Graphic Art of the 18th Century, Adhemar, Jean
3 Graphic Art of the 18th Century
Adhemar, Jean. Thames & Hudson, London, 1964. first thus, Hardback, 212mm x 154mm grey cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, 254pp. plus index, plus advertisments,Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Good +/Good +++. Spine and boards bumped, block edges grubby from handling, differential fading to endpapers, else clean and tight. Dustwrapper has some light wear around edges, with chipping at corners only. First published in France in 1961, this is Ashemar's excellent account of great art as printed in the age of Hogarth, Goya, Fragonard and others. English translation by M.I. Martin. Catalogue: Art. Keywords: Tiepolo, engraving, print, Hogarth. 10768

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Agnew's 1982-1992, Agnew, Julian             et al
4 Agnew's 1982-1992
Agnew, Julian et al. Endeavour, London, 1992. first edition, Hardback, 296mm x 240mm red cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 256pp. Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Very Good/NoWrapper. Book is impressively solid, pages clean and bright. Base of boards slightly bumped. Single 3sq mm mark to front beside picture decoration. Third volume of history of a famous London art dealer, with beautiful colour images of paintings dealt with by the company, including works by Turner, Degas and de la Tour. Catalogue: Art. Keywords: Gauguin, Tiepolo, Claude, Agnew's This book is unusually heavy or large and may attract a higher postage charge than automatically calculated on the website. If so we will make contact to agree any additional postal charges before completing any transaction.. 4143

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Portrait of a Primitive - The Art of Henri Rousseau, Alley, Ronald
5 Portrait of a Primitive - The Art of Henri Rousseau
Alley, Ronald. Phaidon / E.P. Dutton, Oxford / New York, 1978. first edition, Hardback, 286mm x 223mm red cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 80pp. Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Good +++/Good. Book is not new, spine and boards a little bumped, else clean with plates nice and bright. Dustwrapper has some grubginess from handling and some light edgewear. A review of the career of that most celebrated of all "naive" artists - "Le Douanier" Henri Rousseau. Catalogue: Art. Keywords: Douanier, naive, amateur, Paris. 10660

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The Art of Scandinavia - Volume One, Anker, Peter ;   Andersson, Aron
6 The Art of Scandinavia - Volume One
Anker, Peter ; Andersson, Aron. Paul Hamlyn, London, 1970. first thus, Hardback, 22cm x 17cm grey cloth boards, black titles, first thus, 457pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good/NoWrapper. Private library sticker on front endpaper, dated 10/1974. Boards and spine discoloured and faded. Block edges grubby. Small markings to rear inner board and opposite endpaper. Scholarly and generously illustrated account of the art of Nordic lands up to the year 1200 AD. First English-language edition. Catalogue: Art. Keywords: Scandinavia, Norse, Viking, art. 3075

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Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec - 1864-1901 - The Theatre of Life, Arnold, Matthias
7 Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec - 1864-1901 - The Theatre of Life
Arnold, Matthias. Taschen, Cologne, 1987. first thus, Paperback, 300mm x 227mm , 96pp. Colour illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/NoWrapper. Paperback has been read, some curling at bottom corner, pages clean and bright. Taschen presentation of works by Toulouse-Lautrec, with accompanying text by Arnold in English translation from the German by Michael Hulse. Catalogue: Art. Keywords: Paris, theatre, bordello. 10695

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Standing in the Sun - A Life of J.M.W. Turner, Bailey, Anthony
8 Standing in the Sun - A Life of J.M.W. Turner
Bailey, Anthony. Tate Publishing, London, 2013. first thus, Paperback, 234mm x 148mm , xix prelims, 480+pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Very Good/NoWrapper. Book is clean and tight with no obvious imperfections. Softcover Tate edition of Bailey's excellent 1997 biography of Britain's greatest artist. Catalogue: Art. Keywords: Constable, Claude, art, light. 15645

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9 George Morland - A Biographical Essay by J T Herbert Baily with a Catalogue of the Engraved Pictures
Baily, J.T. Herbert. Otto, London, 1906. first edition, Hardback, 275mm x 213mm maroon cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 139pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Illustrations by George Morland. Good/NoWrapper. Ex-reference library book with stickers and stamps. Spine and boards bumped and scuffed with some fading, but still impressively sturdy. Block also darkened with age but all plates are nice and clean. Superb collection of images of George Morland paintings, including 14 in full colour. Catalogue: Art. Keywords: Morland, English, painting. 7074

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An Illustrated Guide to Maori Art, Barrow, Terence
10 An Illustrated Guide to Maori Art
Barrow, Terence. Heinemann Reed, Auckland, 1988. first edition, Paperback, 25cm x 18cm , 104pp. Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Very Good/NoWrapper. Paperback is in very good condition with minimal wear. A marvellous introduction to the delights of Maori art, with many illustrations and text revealing the culture and history from which such cultural artefacts have emerged. Catalogue: Art. Keywords: Maori, New Zealand, Koru, manaia. 10736

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A Concise History of Art, Bazin, Germain
11 A Concise History of Art
Bazin, Germain. Thames & Hudson, London, 1964. third edition, Hardback, 8vo blue cloth boards, gilt titles, third edition, 549pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +/Good +++. Ex-lib with stamps. Block a little slippy. P.427 and p. 469 are creased. Hinge visible at spine between rear board and endpaper. Dustwrapper (now protected) has some light shelfwear and a little darkeneing in places Superb one-volume overview of the history of world art with 717 illustrations, 16 in colour. Translated from French by Francis Scarfe. Catalogue: Art. Keywords: Art, history, world, Christian. 4090

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12 An Account of French Painting
Bell, Clive. Chatto & Windus, London, 1931. first edition, Hardback, 208mm x 142mm buff cloth boards, black titles, first edition, 220+32pp. Black and white illustrations. Good/NoWrapper. Book has been well read, now worn and grubby around all edges, differential fading to endpapers and to pp.190-191 caused by ephemeral newspaper cutting. A short-compass review of the greatest achievements of French painting. Catalogue: Art. Keywords: Ingres, Delacroix, Renoir, Manet. 15580

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Velazquez - Masterpieces in Colour, Bensusan, S.L.
13 Velazquez - Masterpieces in Colour
Bensusan, S.L.. T.C. & E.C. Jack / Frederick A. Stokes, London / New York, Hardback, 204mm x 142mm brown card boards, black titles, , 75pp. Colour illustrations.Fair/NoWrapper. Spine and boards bumped and frayed with some staining, block edges grubby from handling, also ragged as cut, light differential fading to endpapers, pages overall clean with plates bright. No date or edition stated but a date c.1905 seems likely for this short-compass review of the life and work of a giant figure in the history of Spanish art, with eight colour plates. Catalogue: Art. Keywords: Velazquez, Meninas, Infante, Spain. 7098

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Highway and Byways, Berggruen, Heinz
14 Highway and Byways
Berggruen, Heinz. Pilkington Press, Yelvertoft, Northants, 1998. first thus, Hardback, 240mm x 163mm maroon cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, 196pp. plus index, Colour illustrations.Very Good/Good +++. Book is tight and clean with no obvious imperfections. Dustwrapper has a small nick at top of rear by spine, else clean with minimal wear. Memoir of a famous 20th century art dealer, named after a painting by Klee of particular significance for the author. English translation by Robin Benson. Introduced by Neil MacGregor - Director of the National Gallery. Catalogue: Art. Keywords: Picasso, art, dealer, Rothschild. 10817

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Hogarth, Bindman, David
15 Hogarth
Bindman, David. Thames & hudson, London, 1981. first edition, Paperback, 209mm x 149mm , 216pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/NoWrapper. Book has been handled only occasionally, with a single indentation to rear. Block edges darkened by age, else clean and tight with no creasing. Excellent biography of the master English satirical painter of the 18th century, with 166 illustrations,17 in colour. Catalogue: Art. Keywords: Rake, London, print, copyright. 10773

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16 English Water-Colours
Binyon (C.H.), Laurence. Adam & Charles Black, London, 1946. second edition, Hardback, 220mm x 137mm maroon cloth boards, gilt titles, second edition, 2nd impression, , xii prelims, 174+pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Good +++/NoWrapper. Hardback is basically clean and tight with minimal wear, spine colour just a little faded, corners just a little bumped. Charming little history of English water-colour painting, with 32 plates in photogravure of works by Turner, Rossetti, Constable and others. Catalogue: Art. Keywords: Girtin, Dadd, Cotman, Blake. 12992

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Early Italian Painting 1290-1470 - The Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection, Boskovits, Miklos
17 Early Italian Painting 1290-1470 - The Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection
Boskovits, Miklos. Sotheby's Publications, London, 1990. first edition, Hardback, 301mm x 247mm black cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 226pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Good +++. Book is tight and clean with no obvious imperfections. Dustwrapper (now protected) has one small chip at bottom front corner, crease at top of spine, else very good.. Beautiful colour and black and white images illustrate this detailed catalogue of late medieval Italian paintings from the Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection, including works by Duccio, Paolo Uccello and Fra Angelico. Catalogue: Art. Keywords: Art, Maesta, Duccio This book is unusually heavy or large and may attract a higher postage charge than automatically calculated on the website. If so we will make contact to agree any additional postal charges before completing any transaction. This book may attract a higher postage charge than automatically calculated on the website in order to ensure that it is fully covered for an appropriate amount of compensation in the event of loss in the post. If so we will make contact to agree any additional postal charges before completing any transaction.. 1452

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'In the beginning' said Great-Aunt Jane, Bradley, Helen
18 'In the beginning' said Great-Aunt Jane
Bradley, Helen. Jonathan Cape, London, 1975. first edition, Hardback, 267mm x 300mm dark blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 32pp. Colour illustrations. Illustrations by Helen Bradley. Good +/Good. Top of spine a little marked, some light foxing to block edges but pages all bright and clean. Dustwrapper has some wear and evidence of handling, flaps tanned. Paintings of a God-fearing childhood in Edwardian Lancashire, drawn from memory seven decades on by a "naive" artist who gained fame in the 1960s, with accompanying text by the artist. Catalogue: Art. Keywords: Bradley, Edwardian, painting, god This book is unusually heavy or large and may attract a higher postage charge than automatically calculated on the website. If so we will make contact to agree any additional postal charges before completing any transaction.. 7012

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And Miss Carter Wore Pink - Scenes from an Edwardian Childhood, Bradley, Helen
19 And Miss Carter Wore Pink - Scenes from an Edwardian Childhood
Bradley, Helen. Jonathan Cape, London, 1974. first edition, Hardback, 270mm x 296mm blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 5th impression, , 32pp. Colour illustrations. Illustrations by Helen Bradley. Good +++/Good +++. Spine bumped, book is not new but plates are all lovely and clean, binding good. Dustwrapper has light differential fading where exposed to light but basically clean with minimal wear. Front flap clipped with original price sticker. Paintings of a childhood in Edwardian England, drawn from memory six decades on by a "naive" artist who gained fame in the 1960s. Catalogue: Art. Keywords: Bradley, Edwardian, paintings This book is unusually heavy or large and may attract a higher postage charge than automatically calculated on the website. If so we will make contact to agree any additional postal charges before completing any transaction.. 6997

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Albrecht Durer - His Life and Work, Brion, Marcel
20 Albrecht Durer - His Life and Work
Brion, Marcel. Thames & Hudson, London, 1964. first thus, Paperback, 207mm x 147mm , 320pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Good/NoWrapper. Paperback has been well read, block edges now grubby with foxing, corners curled, pages clean overall. Excellent account of the acheivement of a Renaissance-era German artist, in translation from the author's French by James Cleugh, with 145 illustrations, 59 in colour. Catalogue: Art. Keywords: Renaissance, Germany, hare, monogram. 15553

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Henry Raeburn 1756-1823, Brotchie, T.C.F.
21 Henry Raeburn 1756-1823
Brotchie, T.C.F.. Cassell, London, 1924. first edition, Hardback, 250mm x 185mm black decorated boards, gilt titles, first edition, 102pp. plus index, Colour illustrations.Fair/NoWrapper. Book is now protected. Spine surface has been lost. Boards bumped with some markings. Block attached only loosely at front. Some faint foxing to block edges and occasionally to block pages. All colour plates intact and clean. Review of the life and work of an eminent Georgian painter. Catalogue: Art. Keywords: Raeburn, Edinburgh, Rome. 4135

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Phiz! The Book Illustrations of Hablot Knight Browne, Buchanan-Brown, John
22 Phiz! The Book Illustrations of Hablot Knight Browne
Buchanan-Brown, John. David & Charles, Newton Abbot, 1978. first edition, Hardback, 254mm x 177mm brown cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 208pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Good +/Good +++. Book is ex-lib, in library binding, with stickers and stamps. Block has been handled, with block edges grubby, staining also to top edge, else clean and tight overall. Dustwrapper (now protected) is clean with minimal wear. Price sticker on front flap. Fully illustrated review of the career of the artist most famed as the illustrator of the works of Dickens. Catalogue: Art. Keywords: Phiz, Dickens, Surtees, Swift. 10685

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Oil Painting of Today, Bury, Adrian
23 Oil Painting of Today
Bury, Adrian. The Studio, London & New York, 1938. first edition, Hardback, 295mm x 208mm maroon cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 136pp. Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Less than good/NoWrapper. Spine and boards in good condition on outside, but block and inner boards are affected by foxing and also by a damp source which has caused wobbling and damaged the edges of rear pages especially. However, all of the plate illustrations remain clean. Pre-war review of contemporary painting in oils, fully illustrated. Catalogue: Art. Keywords: Art, oil, war This book is unusually heavy or large and may attract a higher postage charge than automatically calculated on the website. If so we will make contact to agree any additional postal charges before completing any transaction.. 9233

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Image on the Edge - The Margins of Medieval Art, Camille, Michael
24 Image on the Edge - The Margins of Medieval Art
Camille, Michael. Reaktion Books, London, 1995. first edition, Paperback, 233mm x 154mm , 176pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/NoWrapper. Paperback has been read but still bright and clean with just a little curling to bottom corners. Front endpaper clipped at top corner. Journey into the meanings of the strange artistic creations to be found in the margins of medieval manuscripts and the edges of buildings of the same period. Catalogue: Art. Keywords: Medieval, art, illuminated, margin. 6950

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Royal Faces - 900 Years of British Monarchy, Clayton, Hugh
25 Royal Faces - 900 Years of British Monarchy
Clayton, Hugh. HMSO, London, 1977. first edition, Paperback, 274mm x 212mm , 55pp. Colour illustrations.Good +++/NoWrapper. Catalogue-style paperback has been handled but still clean and tight. Collection of paintings and other illustrations of English and - latterly - British monarchs from the time of the Conquest. Catalogue: Art. Keywords: Holbein, van Dyck, monarchy. 10653

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Robin Philipson 1916-1992, Clifford, Timothy ;   Calvocoressi, Richard
26 Robin Philipson 1916-1992
Clifford, Timothy ; Calvocoressi, Richard. National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh, 1999. first edition, Paperback, 214mm x 245mm , 60pp. Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Very Good/NoWrapper. 60-page paperback catalogue is bright and clean with minimal wear. Small price sticker on rear. Catalogue for a major 1999 exhibition of paintings by a significant artist of the Edinbugh School. Catalogue: Art. Keywords: cockfighting, poppies, Edinburgh. 10721

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Art in China, Clunas, Craig
27 Art in China
Clunas, Craig. OUP, Oxford & New York, 1997. first edition, Paperback, 237mm x 166mm , 256pp. plus index, plus advertisments,Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/NoWrapper. Paperback has been handled, with some grubbiness to block edges, else clean with noi creasing. Volume in the Oxford History of Art series offers a superbly illustrated review of five millennia of Chinese artistic achievement. Catalogue: Art. Keywords: China, lacquer, Shang, T'ang. 10821

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28 Stanley Spencer - A Biography
Collis, Maurice. Harvill Press, London, 1962. first edition, Hardback, 224mm x 147mm grey and green cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 255+pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Good/NoWrapper. Owners inscription. Book is ex-lib with endpaper sticker and two stamps, general light wear, block edges grubby and worn, pages clean. Biography of a significant British artist. Catalogue: Art. Keywords: Cookham, Academy, erotic, Hilda. 15646

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The Wrong Side of the Canvas, Connor, Alexandra
29 The Wrong Side of the Canvas
Connor, Alexandra. Robson Books, London, 1989. first edition, Hardback, 220mm x 142mm maroon cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 200pp. Black and white illustrations. Good +++/Good +++. Spine and boards a little bumped, block a little grubby from handling here and there, else clean and tight. Dustwrapper is clean with minimal wear. "A Private View into the Secret Lives of the World's Great Artists" which reveals the misconduct of many a master painter, from Caravaggio to Courbet. Catalogue: Art. Keywords: art, madness, murder, criticism. 10693

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John Constable 1776-1837 - A Biography, Constable, Freda
30 John Constable 1776-1837 - A Biography
Constable, Freda. Terence Dalton, Lavenham, Suffolk, 1975. first edition, Hardback, 235mm x 180mm white cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 151pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +. Spine bumped. Top edge of boards and spine a little darkened. Light foxing to top of block. Dustwrapper (now protected) has shelfwear along top and bottom, resulting in chipping of edges and two flattened tears of 1cm, with 3sq mm of loss to top of spine. Front flap inscribed and clipped. Fully illustrated biography of England's greatest landscape painter, written by the wife of the artist's great-great-grandson. Catalogue: Art. Keywords: Constable, Haywain, Suffolk, clouds, Freda. 4104

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