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Image for The French Polisher's Manual - A Description of French Polishing Methods and Technique

The French Polisher's Manual - A Description of French Polishing Methods and Technique

By: ,

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, E. & F.N. Spon: 1951

Edition: second edition

Seller ID: 8094

Condition: Good


Hardback, 189mm x 125mm decorated boards, 64+pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good/NoWrapper. Spine and boards basically clean, if a little aged with some outwrad bowing. Block darkened with foxing to edges and opening/closing pages. Originally published at the end of the 19th century, this is a revised standard guide to the French polisher's art. Catalogue: Crafts. Keywords: French, polish, furniture, wood View more info

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The Art of Record Buying - A List of Recommended Microgroove Recordings

By: ,

Price: £7.00

Publisher: London, E.M.G.: 1970

Edition: fifteenth edition

Inscription: Owners inscription

Seller ID: 9559

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 222mm x 144mm red cloth boards, gilt titles, fifteenth edition, 330pp. Good +++/NoWrapper. Owners inscription. Book is not new and has been handled over years. Spine bumped, with owner inscriptions on rear endpaper and inner board only. Pages otherwise clean. Reference guide for the collector of gramophone recordings of classical music - organized by composer, alphabetically. Catalogue: Antiques & Collectables. Keywords: Gramophone,record, LP 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

Condition: Good


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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Christie's Review of the Year 1968/1969

By: ,

Price: £7.00

Publisher: London, Newman Neame: 1969

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 926

Condition: Very Good


, 248mm x 185mm dark blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 368pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Good +++. Book is tight, bright and clean. Just a hint of foxing to top block edge. Dustwrapper has been handled but still clean with just a little edgewear. A lavishly illustrated record of the finest works of art to pass through Christie's auction rooms across the world over a twelve month pe... View more info

Colour

By: ,

Price: £9.00

Publisher: London, New Colour Ltd.: 1929

Seller ID: 7029

Condition: Reading copy only


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

A Picture Song Book - The Songs Taken From Various Sources

By: ,

Price: £45.00

Publisher: London, Smith, Elder and The Fine Art Society: 1910

Inscription: Owners inscription

Seller ID: 4070

Condition: Fair


Hardback, 290mm x 226m blue cloth boards, gilt titles, , 198pp. Colour illustrations.Fair/NoWrapper. Owners inscription. Boards and spine bumped and scuffed. Some light staining. Board edges gilt a little scratched, block very slightly dusky - no foxing except to half-title and all colour plates intact Collection of popular songs, for children and for adults, with music, all illustrated in colour in paintings by the Earl of Carlisle.. Catalogue: Antiquarian and Collec... View more info

Webster's Improved Dictionary of the English Language Exhibiting the Origin, Orthography, Pronunciation and Definitions of Words

By: ,

Price: £125.00

Publisher: Glasgow, Edinburgh & London, William Mackenzie:

Inscription: Owners inscription

Seller ID: 4369

Condition: Good


Hardback, 28cm x 19cm brown half leather binding, gilt titles, , xxiii prelims, 611, 540+111pp. plus appendix/appendicies, Black and white illustrations. Good/NoWrapper. Owners inscription. Two hefty volumes, half brown leather on embossed brown boards, spines have five raised bands. Some bumping and scuffing, with small tear of surface leather at rear of v1. Marbled block edges clean. Fold-out illustrations intact and neat. Undated but internal and external evidenc... 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

Condition: Very Good


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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Old Kingdom Art in Ancient Egypt

By: Aldred, Cyrl

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Alec Tiranti: 1949

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 14815

Condition: Good +


Hardback, 184mm x 126mm black cloth boards, white titles, first edition, vii prelims, 40+48pp. Photographic illustrations. Good +/Fair. Book has been handled but still clean, though with white ink stain to front. Dustwrapper (now protected) is worn and chipped around edges, some staining to rear. An expert review of the aesthetic achievements of the most ancient of Egyptian sculptors and architects, with photograpic illustrations. Catalogue: Archaeology. Keywords: pyra... 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

Condition: Good +++


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

Condition: Good


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

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Telematic Embrace - Visionary Theories of Art, Technology and Consciousness

By: Ascott, Roy ; Shanken, Edward A. (ed)

Price: £18.00

Publisher: Berkeley and Los Angeles, University of California Press: 2007

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 16178

Condition: Good +


Paperback, 229mm x 151mm , xii prelims, 427pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Good +/NoWrapper. Book is clean with minimal wear but block has split at pp.102-103, creasing spine thereby, though still securely attached fore and aft. Softcover edition of essay collection by visionary technology theorist and artist, edited with essay by Shanken. Catalogue: Philosophy. Keywords: internet, technology, future, network View more info

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The Crafty Art of Playmaking

By: Ayckbourn, Alan

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, Faber & Faber: 2002

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 17124

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 240mm x 157mm black cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 2nd impression, , 173pp. Good +++/Good +++. Book is clean with minimal wear. Dustwrapper is clean with minimal wear. "A classic handbook for all aspiring dramatists and directors" by the pre-eminent British playwright of the later 20th century. Catalogue: Stagecraft. Keywords: Scarborough, script, stagecraft, dramatist 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

Condition: Good


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

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

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

Condition: Good +++


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

Condition: Very Good


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

Condition: Good +


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

Condition: Good


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

Condition: Fair


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

Animals in Art - A practical introduction to seventy of the principal techniques of art

By: Belves, Peter ; Mathey, Francis ; Kay-Robinson Denys (ed)

Price: £6.50

Publisher: Feltham, Odhams: 1968

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 15386

Condition: Good +


Hardback, 214mm x 250mm green cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, 108pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +/NoWrapper. Book is clean with minimal wear from handling, binding a little weak. A lovely illustrated guide to animal representation in fine art and in crafts such as weaving, pottery and metalwork, Catalogue: Crafts. Keywords: art, beast, potter, Bosch 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

Condition: Fair


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

Condition: Very Good


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

Condition: Good +++


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

Condition: Very Good


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

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Fashion

By: Breward, Christopher

Price: £6.50

Publisher: Oxford, OUP: 2003

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 15984

Condition: Very Good


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

Orthometry - The Art of Versification and the Technicalities of Poetry with a New and Complete Rhyming Dictionary

By: Brewer (B.A.), R.F.

Price: £7.00

Publisher: Edinburgh, John Grant: 1923

Edition: New and Revised Edition

Inscription: Owners inscription

Seller ID: 8770

Condition: Good


Hardback, 206mm x 136mm red cloth boards, gilt titles, New and Revised Edition, xv prelims, 376pp. Good/NoWrapper. Owners inscription. Spine and boards have been handled over years, spine colour faded, block darkened with age, some foxing to edges. Reference and technical guide for the poet. Catalogue: Literary Criticism. Keywords: Poetry, Orthometry, rhyme View more info

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Modern Salmon Fishing

By: Bridges, Antony

Price: £6.50

Publisher: London, Adam & Charles Black: 1963

Edition: third edition

Seller ID: 9871

Condition: Good


Hardback, 228mm x 146mm maroon cloth boards, silver gilt titles, third edition, 228+pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good/Fair. Book has been well read but overall tight and clean save for isolated foxing to right block edge, bottom edge ragged as produced. Dustwrapper is generally well handled, worn and faded around edges, with colour fading also to spine. A "comprehensive work on the whole art band sport of fishing for s... View more info

Image for Albrecht Durer - His Life and Work

Albrecht Durer - His Life and Work

By: Brion, Marcel

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Thames & Hudson: 1964

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 15553

Condition: Good


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

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Lascaux - A Commentary

By: Brodrick, Alan Houghton

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, Lindsay Drummond: 1949

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Owners inscription

Seller ID: 3920

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 24cm x 17cm buff cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 142pp. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Fair. Owners inscription. Book is a postwar austerity production. Top of block a little dusty. Dustwrapper (now protected) has shelfwear with chipping and small loss to corners and edges. Maximum loss of 1 sq cm at top of spine. Top of front has been torn and repaired/flattened. A review of the extraordinary prehistoric cave art of Lascaux, with 48 pages of ... 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

Condition: Fair


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