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Colour

By: ,

Price: £9.00

Publisher: London, New Colour Ltd.: 1929

Seller ID: 7029


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 - &... View more info

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Maestri del colore - Piero della Francesca

By: ,

Price: £6.00

Publisher: Bergamo, Istituto Italiani d'Arti Grafiche: 1956

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 7190


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 View more info

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Graphic Art of the 18th Century

By: Adhemar, Jean

Price: £5.50

Publisher: London, Thames & Hudson: 1964

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 10768


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... View more info

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Agnew's 1982-1992

By: Agnew, Julian et al

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Endeavour: 1992

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 4143


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, Deg... View more info

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Portrait of a Primitive - The Art of Henri Rousseau

By: Alley, Ronald

Price: £9.50

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

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 10660


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, amateu... View more info

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The Art of Scandinavia - Volume One

By: Anker, Peter ; Andersson, Aron

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, Paul Hamlyn: 1970

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 3075


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-la... View more info

Image for Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec - 1864-1901 - The Theatre of Life

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec - 1864-1901 - The Theatre of Life

By: Arnold, Matthias

Price: £7.50

Publisher: Cologne, Taschen: 1987

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 10695


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 View more info

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

By: Bailey, Anthony

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Tate Publishing: 2013

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 15645


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 View more info

George Morland - A Biographical Essay by J T Herbert Baily with a Catalogue of the Engraved Pictures

By: Baily, J.T. Herbert

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, Otto: 1906

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 7074


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 fu... View more info

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The dark side of the landscape - The rural poor in English painting 1730-1840

By: Barrell, John

Price: £18.00

Publisher: Cambridge, Cambridge University Press: 1980

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 16175


Hardback, 254mm x 177mm black cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xi prelims, 179pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Good +++/Good +. Book is clean with minimal wear, light foxing to top block edge. Dustwrapper has been handled over years, light wear to edges. Original price sticker on front flap. An expert guide to the depiction of humble country folk by the English painters Gainsborough, Morland and Constable, as well as some of their contemporaries.... View more info

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An Illustrated Guide to Maori Art

By: Barrow, Terence

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Auckland, Heinemann Reed: 1988

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 10736


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 View more info

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A Concise History of Art

By: Bazin, Germain

Price: £5.50

Publisher: London, Thames & Hudson: 1964

Edition: third edition

Seller ID: 4090


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, ... View more info

An Account of French Painting

By: Bell, Clive

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1931

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 15580


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 View more info

The Early Work of Titian

By: Bell, Malcolm

Price: £6.00

Publisher: London, George Newnes:

Inscription: Gift Inscription

Seller ID: 6982


Hardback, 237mm x 170mm grey and cream card boards over cloth spine, gilt titles, , xvi prelims, 128pp. Photographic illustrations. Fair/NoWrapper. Gift Inscription. Spine and boards bumped, scuffed and grubby in places. Differntial fading to endpapers, foxing to frontispiece, but 64 plates still basically bright and clean. Collection of b/w reproductions of Titian paintings, with an introduction by Bell. No date given but inscription dated 1912 and publication surel... View more info

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Velazquez - Masterpieces in Colour

By: Bensusan, S.L.

Price: £6.50

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

Seller ID: 7098


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.... View more info

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Highway and Byways

By: Berggruen, Heinz

Price: £8.50

Publisher: Yelvertoft, Northants, Pilkington Press: 1998

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 10817


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 Nat... View more info

English Water-Colours

By: Binyon (C.H.), Laurence

Price: £6.50

Publisher: London, Adam & Charles Black: 1946

Edition: second edition

Seller ID: 12992


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... View more info

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Early Italian Painting 1290-1470 - The Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection

By: Boskovits, Miklos

Price: £40.00

Publisher: London, Sotheby's Publications: 1990

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 1452


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 ... View more info

Image for And Miss Carter Wore Pink - Scenes from an Edwardian Childhood

And Miss Carter Wore Pink - Scenes from an Edwardian Childhood

By: Bradley, Helen

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Jonathan Cape: 1974

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 6997


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 deca... View more info

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'In the beginning' said Great-Aunt Jane

By: Bradley, Helen

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Jonathan Cape: 1975

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 7012


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 acco... View more info

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Fashion

By: Breward, Christopher

Price: £6.50

Publisher: Oxford, OUP: 2003

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 15984


Paperback, 237mm x 167mm , 272pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Very Good/NoWrapper. Paperback is bright, clean and tight with no obvious imperfections. Volume from Oxford History of Art series offers a superbly illustrated survey of fashion from the mid-19th century onwards. Catalogue: Art. Keywords: couture, Chanel, Dior, tailoring View more info

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Albrecht Durer - His Life and Work

By: Brion, Marcel

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Thames & Hudson: 1964

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 15553


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 View more info

Image for Henry Raeburn 1756-1823

Henry Raeburn 1756-1823

By: Brotchie, T.C.F.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Cassell: 1924

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 4135


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 View more info

Image for Phiz! The Book Illustrations of Hablot Knight Browne

Phiz! The Book Illustrations of Hablot Knight Browne

By: Buchanan-Brown, John

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Newton Abbot, David & Charles: 1978

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 10685


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 illustrato... View more info

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Oil Painting of Today

By: Bury, Adrian

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London & New York, The Studio: 1938

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 9233


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 illustra... View more info

Image for Royal Faces - 900 Years of British Monarchy

Royal Faces - 900 Years of British Monarchy

By: Clayton, Hugh

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, HMSO: 1977

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 10653


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 View more info

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Robin Philipson 1916-1992

By: Clifford, Timothy ; Calvocoressi, Richard

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Edinburgh, National Galleries of Scotland: 1999

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 10721


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 View more info

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Art in China

By: Clunas, Craig

Price: £4.50

Publisher: Oxford & New York, OUP: 1997

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 10821


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 View more info

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The Wrong Side of the Canvas

By: Connor, Alexandra

Price: £6.00

Publisher: London, Robson Books: 1989

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 10693


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, madne... View more info

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John Constable 1776-1837 - A Biography

By: Constable, Freda

Price: £7.50

Publisher: Lavenham, Suffolk, Terence Dalton: 1975

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 4104


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 biograph... View more info