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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

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A History of Children's Book Illustration

By: Whalley, Joyce Irene; Chester, Tessa Rose

Price: £40.00

Publisher: London, John Murray / Victoria & Albert Museum: 1988

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 7172

Condition: Very Good


Hardback, 255mm x 195mm blue cloth boards, silver gilt titles, first edition, 268pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Very Good. Book is not new but no obvious imperfections. Sturdy, tight and impressively clean. Dustwrapper (now protected) is clean with little or no wear. The first-ever comprehensive history of book illustration for children, generously illustrated with the work of Rackham, Potter a... View more info

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Paintings by the Rt. Hon. Sir Winston S. Churchill K.G., O.M., C.H., M.P., Hon. R.A.

By: Wheeler, Charles

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Royal Academy of Arts: 1959

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 10828

Condition: Good


Paperback, 245mm x 180mm , 48pp. Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Illustrations by Winston Churchill. Good/NoWrapper. Paperback catalogue has been handled, with some chipping to spine, foxing on endpapers and inner covers, else clean and tight. Catalogue of 1959 exhibition of art works by the still-living British statesman, covering the period 1919 to 1958. Catalogue: Art. Keywords: Churchill, art, academy View more info

European Sculpture at the Victoria and Albert Museum

By: Williamson, Paul (ed)

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Victoria & Albert Museum: 1996

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 16655

Condition: Very Good


Hardback, 275mm x 224mm black cloth boards, silver gilt titles, first edition, 191pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Good +++. Book is tight and clean with no obvious imperfections. Dustwrapper is clean with light wear from handling. Superb guide to the post-classical collection of sculptures at the V&A, written by the museum's curator of sculpture and featuring over a hundred masterpieces, fully i... View more info

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Eighteenth-Century French Painting

By: Wilson, Michael

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Oxford / New York, Phaidon / E.P. Dutton: 1978

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 10643

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 313mm x 226mm olive cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 64pp. Colour illustrations.Good +++/Good +++. Book is tight and clean, with all colour plates lovely and bright. Dustwrapper is clean with minimal wear. 48 full-page, full colour plates of great 18th century paintings by masters including Watteau, Greuze, Chardin and David, with introductory text by Wilson. Catalogue: Art. Keywords: painting, rococo, neoclassical View more info

Paradise Lost - The Poem & Its Illustrators

By: Woof, Robert ; Hanley, Howard J.M.; Hebron Stephen

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Grasmere, Wordsworth Trust: 2004

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 6823

Condition: Very Good


Paperback, 280mm x 223mm , 226pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Very Good/NoWrapper. Book is not new but no obvious imperfections. Owner sticker on half-title. Superbly-illustrated guide to the greatest English epic poem and its many illustrators over the centuries, most notably William Blake. Catalogue: Art. Keywords: Milton, paradise, illustrator, Blake This book is unusually heavy or large and may attract a higher postage charg... View more info

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Thomas Gainsborough - A biography 1727-1788

By: Worman, Isabelle

Price: £6.50

Publisher: Lavenham, Terence Dalton: 1976

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 10621

Condition: Very Good


Hardback, 234mm x 180mm white cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 148pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Good +++. Book is tight and clean with no obvious imperfections. Uncompleted owner sticker on front endpaper. Dustwrapper is bright and clean with light edgewear only. Suffolk-produced biography of one of that county's most famous sons - and one of England's most famous painters. Catalogue:... View more info

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My Own Shall Come To Me - A Personal Memoir and Picture Chronicle

By: Zigrosser, Carl

Price: £90.00

Publisher: Haarlem, Casa Laura: 1971

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 10000

Condition: Very Good


Hardback, 243mm x 188mm dark blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 369pp. Photographic illustrations. Very Good/NoWrapper. Book is not new and has been read but still impressively clean and tight, in protective clear jacket. Just a hint of grubbiness to block edges, and the faintest differential fading to endpapers. Recollections of an influential New York art dealer of appropriately Bohemian stock. Book is a limited edition of 300 copies. Catalogue: Art. Ke... View more info

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Guercino

By: Zuffi, Stefano

Price: £4.00

Publisher: Milan, Arnoldo Mondadori Arte: 1991

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 10723

Condition: Good +++


Paperback, 26cm x 19cm , 64pp. Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/NoWrapper. Paperback catalogue has been handled, with some indentations on covers, but pages all bright and clean. Catalogue of works by the 17th century painter Guercino, surely produced as an exhibition catalogue, with Italian language text. Catalogue: art. Keywords: Guercino, art, Arcadia, crucifixion View more info