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Popular Arts of the First World War

By: Jones, Barbara ; Howell, Bill

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, Studio Vista: 1972

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 3056

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 253mm x 213mm khaki cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 176pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Very Good. Light pencil gift inscription opposite half-title. Spine slightly bumped. Foxing to block edges, notably at top. Dustwrapper (now protected) has faded spine, which is bumped at top, otherwise bright and clean with little or no shelfwear. Front flap clipped. A rewarding and reveali... View more info

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The Eye of God - A Life of Oscar Kokoschka

By: Keegan, Susanne

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Bloomsbury: 1999

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 9336

Condition: Very Good


Hardback, 242mm x 155mm black cloth boards, silver gilt titles, first edition, xv prelims, 302+pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Very Good. Book is tight and clean with no obvious imperfections. Dustwrapper has just a litle shelfwear but still clean and presentable. Biography of a significant 20th century artist. Catalogue: Art. Keywords: Kokoschka, Vienna, Mahler View more info

Hammershøi

By: Kramer, Felix ; Sato, Naoki ; Fonsmark Anne-Birgitte

Price: £60.00

Publisher: London, Royal Academy of Arts: 2008

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 16636

Condition: Very Good


Paperback, 290mm x 222mm , 176pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Very Good/NoWrapper. Book is clean with little or no wear. Includes ephemeral 2-page review of the Hammershøi exhibition by Julian Bell from the Guardian 28/06/2008. Excellent review of the life and work of a Danish artist who lived from 1854 to 1916, produced to accompany a major 2008 exhibition in London and Tokyo. Fully illustrated throughout with Hammershøi's sti... View more info

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The Transformation of Eros

By: Kunstmann, Josef

Price: £11.00

Publisher: London, Oliver & Boyd: 1964

Edition: first thus

Inscription: Gift Inscription

Seller ID: 4083

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 19cm x 17cm red cloth boards, black titles, first thus, 154pp. Colour illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Fair. Gift Inscription. Bright, clean, tight and solid. Small faint stain to top of block. Dustwrapper is clean with little wear, but rear has two significant tears, with a 5sq cm area of damage to top. Rear edge also darkened evenly. With 74 pages of text and 80 pages of colour plates, this is a rewarding look at the artistic representatio... View more info

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Claude Lorrain

By: Langdon, Helen

Price: £14.00

Publisher: London, Guild - Phaidon: 1989

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 10633

Condition: Very Good


Hardback, 285mm x 247mm green cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 160pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Very Good/Good +++. Three small speckles on top block edge, book otherwise tight, bright and clean. Dustwrapper has been handled, minimal edgewear. A stunning review of the work of perhaps the greatest of all landscape painters - the 17th century Frenchman Claude Lorrain. With 130 illustrations, 50 in full colour. Catalogue: Art... View more info

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English Sporting Prints

By: Laver, James

Price: £4.50

Publisher: London, Ward, Lock: 1970

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 16174

Condition: Good


Hardback, 235mm x 170mm light blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 96pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Good/Good +. Book has been well read, board and spine faded around edges, differential fading to endpapers, some light wear from handling. Dustwrapper has some light wear to edges and from handling. A Ward Lock Collectors Monograph which offers a generously illustrated guide to the English sporting print of the period c.1775-1875. Catalogue: Art... View more info

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Victorian Fairy Painting

By: Maas, Jeremy ; Trimpe, Pamela White; Gere Charlotte et al

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Royal Academy of Arts: 1997

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 6792

Condition: Good


Hardback, 287mm x 250mm dark blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 160pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good/Good +++. Book is in very good condition save for some dampening to bottom corners of pages throughout. No staining but some light crinkling where so affected. Dustwrapper (now protected) has a single chip to top of spine, still very good condition. Price sticker on front flap. Large-scale a... View more info

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Greuze - Masterpieces in Colour

By: Macklin, Alys Eyre

Price: £6.00

Publisher: London / New York, T.C. & E.C. Jack / Frederick A. Stokes:

Seller ID: 7096

Condition: Fair


Hardback, 204mm x 142mm brown card boards, black titles, , vii prelims, 78pp. Colour illustrations.Fair/NoWrapper. Spine and boards bumped and frayed with some staining, block edges grubby from handling, also ragged as cut, differential fading to endpapers, some isolated grubbiness to a few pages but 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 significant 18th-century... View more info

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American Drawings and Watercolors in the Museum of Art, Carnegie Institute

By: Maloy, Kate (ed)

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Pittsburgh, University of Pittsburgh Press: 1985

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 7150

Condition: Good


Paperback, 282mm x 201mm , 314pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good/NoWrapper. Private library sticker on inner front cover. Paperback has been well read, with creasing of spine, chipping to edges, but pages stiull clean and unmarked. Hefty illustrated catalogue of American art to be found at the Carnegie in 1985, covering the years from West to Rothko and beyond, with detailed accompanying narrative b... View more info

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The Art of Emile Gallé

By: Newark, Tim

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Grange Books: 1995

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 7079

Condition: Near Fine


Hardback, 285mm x 224mm decorated boards, 124pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Near Fine/Good +++. Book is near fine. Dustwrapper is clean with minimal wear only, some handling of rear. Originally published in 1989, this is a beautifully illustrated guide to a giant figure of French Art Nouveau design. Catalogue: Art. Keywords: France, Nouveau, Gallé, ceramics This book is unusually heavy or large and m... View more info

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The Arts of Man

By: Newton, Eric

Price: £4.75

Publisher: London, Thames & Hudson: 1967

Edition: first thus

Inscription: Owners inscription

Seller ID: 8736

Condition: Good +++


Paperback, 205mm x 150mm , 319pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/NoWrapper. Owners inscription. Book has been read, spine a little creased and covers a little tanned at edges but overall still tight with pages bright and impressively colourful. From The World of Art General Series, this is a fine T&H history of art from the earliest times to to the 20th century. Catalogue: Art. Keywords: Art, ... View more info

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Leonardo da Vinci - the flights of the mind

By: Nicholl, Charles

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, Allen Lane: 2004

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 15578

Condition: Good +


Paperback, 234mm x 155mm , xiv prelims, 502pp. Black and white illustrations. Good +/NoWrapper. Paperback is clean overall with no creasing but wih grubbiness to block edges and foxing to top edge. Uncorrected proof copy of Nicholl's "convincing and intimate" portrait of the ultimate Renaissance man. Catalogue: Art. Keywords: polymath, Renaissance, Michelangelo, Supper View more info

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Norwegian Drawings In Nasjonalgalleriet

By: Ostby, Leif

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Oslo, Dryers Forlag - Nasjonalgalleriet:

Inscription: Owners inscription

Seller ID: 6775

Condition: Good +


Hardback, 297mm x 230mm grey cloth boards, gilt titles, , xxxiv prelims, 120pp. plus appendix/appendicies, Black and white illustrations. Good +/Fair. Owners inscription. Private Library sticker on front endpaper. Book is right, clean and solid, maybe just a little darkened with age. Dustwrapper (now protected and secured) has wear around edges and loss to top rear corner, but still presentable. No date or edition given for this collection of native drawings from Norw... View more info

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Constable - Paintings, Watercolours & Drawings

By: Parris, Leslie ; Fleming-Williams, Ian ; Shields Conal

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, Tate Gallery: 1976

Edition: second edition

Seller ID: 6791

Condition: Good +


Hardback, 304mm x 216mm blue cloth boards, gilt titles, second edition, 208pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +/Good +. Boards have some fading/discolouring. Block clean and unmarked. Dustwrapper has been handled. Single tear to top of spine by front. Large-scale illustrated guide to the work of Constable, produced by the Tate to accompany a major 1976 exhibition. Catalogue: Art. Keywords: Constable, T... View more info

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Pablo Picasso - Four Themes

By: Penrose, Roland

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, The Folio Society: 1961

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 10670

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 293mm x 217mm grey cloth boards over black cloth spine, gilt titles, first edition, 68pp. plus index, Colour illustrations.Good +++/NoWrapper. Book has been handled, boards a little discoloured by age, tiny mark to inner front board, else tight and clean with full-page colour plates all bright. Lovely FS collection of thirty famous works by the still-living Picasso, with introduction and descriptive notes by Penrose. Catalogue: Art. Keywords: Picasso, Par... View more info

Fra Angelico

By: Pope-Hennessy, John

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, Phaidon Press: 1952

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 16635

Condition: Good +


Hardback, 310mm x 227mm red cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 213pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Good +/Good +++. Book has been read, faint speckle marks to spine and boards, block edges a little tanned with some foxing, latter also to endpapers/inner boards, clean and tight overall. Dustwrapper (now protected) has light wear only from handling, faint small mark to spine, clean and presentable overall. Full-scale review of th... View more info

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The Origins of Western Art

By: Powell, Ann

Price: £6.00

Publisher: London, Arts Book Club: 1973

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 15556

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 210mm x 154mm brown cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, 224pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +. Book is clean and tight, foxing to top block edge. Dustwrapper (now protected) is clean with minimal wear. Sweeping and well-illustrated journey through the classical and prehistoric beginnings of the Western art tradition. Catalogue: Art. Keywords: Rome, Greece, Bronze, cave View more info

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Captions Courageous or Comments from the Gallery

By: Reisner, Bob ; Kapplow, Hal

Price: £6.50

Publisher: London & New York, Abelard-Schuman: 1959

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 15581

Condition: Good +


Hardback, 234mm x 157mm grey cloth boards, black titles, first edition, 5th impression, , 64pp. Black and white illustrations. Good +/Fair. Spine and boards bumped, some light wear from handling, pages clean. Dustwrapper is worn and chipped around edges, spine frayed, rear stained with loss on top, front flap clipped. A satirical presentation of 64 famous paintings and works of art with witty captions, some very witty indeed. Catalogue: Art. Keywords: satire, spoof, ar... View more info

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Kunio Sato Animal Illustration

By: Sato, Kunio

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Tokuma Shoten: 1987

Seller ID: 6822

Condition: Good +++


Large-scale paperback has been read, with wear to edges and corners, pages clean. Collection of animal illustrations by Sato. Approx. 120 pages. Colour illustrations. Illustrations by Kunio Sato. View more info

Image for Paintings and Drawings of Picasso with a Critical Survey by Jaime Sabartes

Paintings and Drawings of Picasso with a Critical Survey by Jaime Sabartes

By: Sebartes, Jaime

Price: £125.00

Publisher: Paris, London, Braun & Cie, Soho Gallery Ltd.: 1946

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 3962

Condition: Good


Hardback, 278mm x 218mm grey cloth boards, grey titles, first edition, 60pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Illustrations by Pablo Picasso. Good/Less than good. Boards slightly faded around edges. Block edges dusty. Isolated foxing to endpapers and adjacent boards. No bumping. Block is a little rippled near spine at opening pages. All 24 colour plates of Picasso works clean. Dustwrapper (now protected) is generally aged, with shelfwear affecting top, with flaps curl... View more info

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The Need to Give - The Patrons and the Arts

By: Sinclair, Andrew

Price: £6.00

Publisher: London, Sinclair-Stevenson: 1990

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 10816

Condition: Good +


Hardback, 24cm x 16cm maroon cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 210pp. plus index, Good +/Fair. Spien bumped, block a little darkened by age and handling, pages otherwise clean. Dustwrapper has been handled and has a tear at bottom of front. Intriguing analysis of the global, historical impulse of men and women - rich and also poor - to support artistic endeavour by means of patronage. Catalogue: Art. Keywords: Babylon, China, art, patronage View more info

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The Life and Art of Allan Ramsay

By: Smart, Alastair

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, Routledge & Kegan Paul: 1952

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 15564

Condition: Good


Hardback, 240mm x 157mm brown cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xii prelims, 235+pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Good/Fair. Book has been well read, now bumped and grubby around edges, some foxing to block edges, differential fading to endpapers. Dustwrapper (now protected) is worn and grubby from handling with chipping and loss around edges, some light stains also, front flap clipped. Excellent guide to the life and work of an eighteenth century... View more info

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Rococo - Art and Design in Hogarth's England

By: Snodin, Michael (ed)

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, Trefoil / V&A: 1984

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 8955

Condition: Good +


Paperback, 260mm x 206mm , 233+pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +/NoWrapper. Large-scale paperback has been read, spine scuffed and colour faded but not creased on edge, only on join at front and rear. Block clean and unmarked. Book-length catalogue for a major exhibition of objects of the English rococo - from porcelain to furniture. Catalogue: Art. Keywords: England, rococo, exhibition, Hogarth... View more info

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Old Master Paintings from the Thyssen-Bornemisma Collection

By: Stevens, MaryAnne (ed)

Price: £6.00

Publisher: Milan / London, Electa Spa / Royal Academy of Arts: 1988

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 7102

Condition: Good +++


Paperback, 280mm x 215mm red , 137pp. Colour illustrations.Good +++/Good +. Paperback is not new but no obvious imperfections. Just a little creasing to spine edges. Dustwrapper has spine faded and frayed at ends, some evidence of handling. Catalogue for a major 1988 exhibition of Old Master paintings from artists on both sides of the Alps. Catalogue: Art. Keywords: Old Master, art, Caravaggio, Weyden View more info

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Constable - Paintings, Drawings and Watercolours

By: Taylor, Basil

Price: £16.00

Publisher: London, Phaidon: 1975

Edition: second edition

Inscription: Gift Inscription

Seller ID: 3077

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 287mm x 255mm green cloth boards, gilt titles, second edition, 244pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +++. Gift Inscription. Private library sticker on front endpaper. Block and boards basically sound but endpapers and especially inner boards have been damaged by adhesive tape used to fix d/w protection. All plates intact and bright. Dustwrapper (now protected) is basically sound except for damage caused by adhesive... View more info

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Joe in Germany

By: Thomas, Jack

Price: £40.00

Publisher: Redhill, Surrey Fine Art Press: 1946

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 7092

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 274mm x 226mm black decorated boards, 107pp. Black and white illustrations. Illustrations by Jimmy Graham. Good +++/NoWrapper. Spien and boards bumped with a little scuffing and faint marking here and there, differential fading to endpaers, pages nice and clean. Cartoon images and verses of life as a POW in Germany during WW2. Catalogue: Art. Keywords: Germany, war, POW, camp This book is unusually heavy or large and may attract a higher postage charge t... View more info

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Meisterwerke der Altdeutschen Malerei

By: Ulrich, Gerhard

Price: £8.75

Publisher: Paris, Galerie Somogy: 1957

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 6983

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 234mm x 171mm cream and brown card boards over cloth spine, gilt titles, first edition, 96pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Good +++/. Spien and boards bumped, some markingts to boards around bottom edges, faint foxing to endpapers and book has been read. However, the 48 full-page, full-colour plates which make up the substance of the book are all bright, clean and unmarked. German-language collection of great German paintin... View more info

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Jan Vermeer of Delft

By: van Thienen (Ph.D.), Frithjof

Price: £4.25

Publisher: London, Longmans, Green: 1949

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 10735

Condition: Good


Hardback, 26cm x 19cm cream hard card boards, green titles, first edition, 24+44pp. Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Good/Fair. Spine and boards bumped, darkened along top edges, pages clean. Dustwrapper is chipped and frayed by wear around all edges. Collection of plates of Vermeer paintings, with 8 presented in full colour, including "View of Delft." Introduced by a readable biography of the artist. Catalogue: Art. Keywords: Delft, Netherla... View more info

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Lives of the Artists

By: Vasari, Giorgio

Price: £4.50

Publisher: Harmondsworth, Penguin: 1986

Edition: second thus

Seller ID: 10748

Condition: Good +


Paperback, 180mm x 108mm , 478pp. Good +/NoWrapper. Paperback has been handled, with spine a little creased, else clean and unmarked. A selection from George Bull's 1965 translation of Vasari's Lives, with accounts of the life and works of such late medieval and early Renaissance painters as Masaccio, Leonardo and - in 118 pages - Michelangelo. Catalogue: Art. Keywords: Vasari, Florence, Giotto View more info

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Whistler - A Biography

By: Weintraub, Stanley

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, Collins: 1974

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 16176

Condition: Good +


Hardback, 24cm x 16cm maroon cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, x prelims, 498+pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Good +/Good +. Book has been well read, spine bumped, light wear to all edges, pages clean. Dustwrapper (now protected) has light wear fom handling, price inked over on front flap. Heavyweight biography of the American-born painter who became the talk of London in the later 19th century, not least for his famous legal dispute with critic ... View more info