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The Currency of Fame: Portrait Medals of the Renaissance, Scher, Stephen K.
61 Scher, Stephen K. The Currency of Fame: Portrait Medals of the Renaissance
New York Harry N.Abrams Inc. In Association with the Frick Collection 1994 0810925729 / 9780810925724 Soft cover Very Good No Jacket Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Softcover. Condition: Very good, with very light shelfwear to covers. Binding sound, no inscriptions. 424pp. Many b/w and several colour plates. Discussed and illustrated in this volume are more than 170 highly exceptional medals covering a 200 year period from about 1400 to 1600. Special attention is called to both the splendid artistry they exhibit in themselves and to the development of the medallic art wherever it flourished in Europe - Italy, France, Germany, England, and the Low Countries. A heavy book. Will require extra postage if to be sent outside UK. Size: 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Price: 30.00 GBP
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Lowestoft Porcelain in Norwich Castle Museum, Vols 1 and 2, Smith, Sheenah
62 Smith, Sheenah Lowestoft Porcelain in Norwich Castle Museum, Vols 1 and 2
Norwich Castle Museum Norfolk Museums Service 1975 0903101513 / 9780903101516 First Edition. Hardcover Good Good Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Vol 1 (softcover) published 1975, Vol 2 (hardcover), 1985. Both volumes have previous owners address label to the front endpapers. Condition: Vol I (softcover, no dustjacket) is in good condition, with light shelfwear to covers and light foxing to endpapers. Binding sound. 297pp. plus 40pp. of 681 b/w plates. Vol 2 (blue hardcover with titles in gilt on front cover and spine, with dustjacket) is in good condition with light sunning to very edges of covers. The fore-edge of the textblock has a surface coffee-splash mark which has not penetrated inside to the text. Binding sound. Dustjacket condition: Good with light shelfwear and sunning to spine. Small (approx 1 inch.) repaired tear to top right corner of front cover of jacket. 174pp. 8 pages of colour plates and 48 pages of b/w plates. Norwich Castle Museum has the finest collection of Lowestoft porcelain in existence, and the first volume of this catalogue was acclaimed upon publication as a definitive work. The second volume includes every piece of Lowestoft porcelain decorated in on-glaze colour in the Norwich Castle Museum collection, and includes a dictionary of employees with biographical details and family trees. The first volume (published ten years earlier in 1975) covers the wares decorated under the glaze in blue, and the fragments excavated on the factory site. Size: 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Price: 38.00 GBP
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Pieter De Hooch, Sutton, Peter C.
63 Sutton, Peter C. Pieter De Hooch
Ithaca, New York Cornell University Press/Phaidon 1980 0801413397 / 9780801413391 Cloth Good Good Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Brown cloth with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Good, with some foxing to endpapers. Binding sound, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Good, with general light shelfwear. The book is quite a snug fit in the slipcase, which is in good condition. 168pp. 16 colour plates, 194 b/w plates and many other b/w illustrations. Pieter de Hooch (1629-1684) was one of the greatest 17th century genre painters. In this account, the book describes and lists the pertinent contemporary documents, including previously unpublished archival data. The study conludes with a catalogue raisonne, bibliography and concordance. Size: 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Price: 75.00 GBP
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The Collected Writings of Robert Motherwell, Terenzio, Stephanie (ed.)
64 Terenzio, Stephanie (ed.) The Collected Writings of Robert Motherwell
New York and Oxford Oxford University Press 1992 0195077008 / 9780195077001 Hardcover Very Good Good Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Grey cloth with title in dark silver on spine. Condition: Very good, with very light shelfwear to covers. Binding sound, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Good, with light shelfwear, and light sunning to spine. Not price-clipped. 325pp. This book brings together a representative selection of Motherwell's writings about art, dating from 1941 to 1988. It contains more than sixteen essays, a number of pieces from exhibition catalogues, more than a dozen public lectures, excerpts from four interviews, a number of letters, and all the artist's editorial work. 
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La Pittura Umbra - Dal Duecento al Primo Cinquecento - 2 Vols., Todini, Filippo
65 Todini, Filippo La Pittura Umbra - Dal Duecento al Primo Cinquecento - 2 Vols.
Milan Longanesi & C. 1989 8830409197 / 9788830409194 Hardcover Fine Fine Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Two volumes in slipcase. NB: Text is in Italian throughout. Grey hardcover with titles in pale grey on spines of both vols. Condition: Both volumes are in fine condition. Dustjacket condition: Fine. The slipcase is in good condition with some light scuffing to base. 415pp. plus 641pp. respectively. A very heavy set. Will require extra postage charges if to be sent outside UK. Size: 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Price: 220.00 GBP
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The Fragment - An Incomplete History, Tronzo, William (ed.)
66 Tronzo, William (ed.) The Fragment - An Incomplete History
Los Angeles The Getty Research Institute 2009 0892369264 / 9780892369263 Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Hardcover. Condition: Very good, with just a hint of shelfwear to covers. Binding sound, no inscriptions. 221pp. Several colour and b/w illustrations.The fragment, volatile and unpredictable, is not simply the static part of a once-whole thing but itself something in motion. Drawing upon art history, archaeology, literature, numismatics, philosophy and fillm, this book explores the significance of the fragment. 
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Edwardian Opulence: British Art at the Dawn of the Twentieth Century, Trumble, Angus and Wolk Rager, Andrea
67 Trumble, Angus and Wolk Rager, Andrea Edwardian Opulence: British Art at the Dawn of the Twentieth Century
New Haven & London Yale University Press 2013 0300190255 / 9780300190250 Cloth Very Good Very Good Book Folio - over 12 - 15" tall 
Grey cloth with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Very good, with very light shelfwear to covers. Binding sound, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Very good, with light shelfwear, v.small repaired tear to lower right corner of front of jacket. 418pp. Many colour and b/w illustrations. This book explores the themes of power, nostalgia, and a contrasting lightness of touch that characterised the period, which was as brief as the Victorian era that preceded it was long. Issues of creation, consumption and display are examined through a range of objects, including portraits by Sargent and Boldini, Diamond tiaras and a spectacular embroidered gown that belonged to the American-born vicereine of India. This book is very heavy (nearly 3kg) and will require extra postage if to be shipped outside the UK. Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall 
Price: 30.00 GBP
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Historic Ornament: Treatise on Decorative Art and Architectural Ornament (2 Vol.set), Ward, James
68 Ward, James Historic Ornament: Treatise on Decorative Art and Architectural Ornament (2 Vol.set)
London Chapman & Hall 1897 Cloth Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Dark green cloth with title in black on front cover and in gilt on spine of both volumes. Condition: Good, with light shelfwear to covers, slightly heavier wear to the top of the rear cover of Vol 1. . Some light bumping to head and tail of spine and cover corners.Both volume have the remains of frayed red silk bookmarks inserted. Vol 1. has a prize label dated 1897 on the front pastedown. Bindings sound. 409 and 411pp. respectively. Many b/w illustrations. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Price: 35.00 GBP
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Louise Bourgeois, Weiermair, Peter
69 Weiermair, Peter Louise Bourgeois
Zurich, Switzerland and Frankfurt, Germany Edition Stemmle 1995 3905514842 / 9783905514841 Hardcover Very Good Good Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Black hardcover with title blindstamped on spine. Condition: Very good, binding sound, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Good, with light shelfwear, and light sunning to spine and top edges of dustjacket. 194pp. 188 plates, the majority in b/w, a few in colour. This volume was originally produced in 1989 to accompany an exhibition of work by Louise Bourgeois (1911-2010) held at Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt. It includes essays by leading American art historians including Lucy R Lippard, Robert Storr and Rosalind Krauss who approach her work from different perspectives. 
Price: 38.00 GBP
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An Exhibition of Watercolours By Thomas Rowlandson (1756-1827), Wilcox, Timothy (intro.)
70 Wilcox, Timothy (intro.) An Exhibition of Watercolours By Thomas Rowlandson (1756-1827)
London Andrew Clayton-Payne 1998 Soft cover Very Good No Jacket Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Softcover. Condition: Very good, with a paper-clip mark to top of front endpaper and reverse of front cover. Binding sound, no inscriptions. 20 colour plates. Price list loosely inserted. This 20 item catalogue was produced to accompany an exhibition of watercolours by Thomas Rowlandson (1756-1827) held at Andrew Clayton-Payne from 19 November to 2 December 1998. It includes images illustrating The Temple of Concord and Victory, Stowe, and a portrait of Judge Jeffreys, together with a four page introductory essay by Timothy Wilcox. Size: 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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71 Wilton, Andrew Turner in Wales
Llandudno, Wales Mostyn Art Gallery 1984 0906860083 / 9780906860083 Soft cover Good No Jacket Book 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Softcover. Text is in English. Condition: Good, with light shelfwear and soiling to covers. Binding sound, text clean, no inscriptions. 72pp. 25 colour and many b/w images. This 104 item catalogue was produced to accompany the exhibition of Turners' work in Wales which was held at the Mostyn Art Gallery, Llandudno from 14 July to 8 September 1984 which then toured to the Glyn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea from 22 September to 17 November 1984. Scarce. 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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Analysis of Ornament, Wornum, Ralph N.
72 Wornum, Ralph N. Analysis of Ornament
London Chapman and Hall 1856 Cloth Fair No Jacket Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
The full title reads "Analysis of Ornament - The characteristics of styles: an introduction to the study of the history of ornamental art; being an outline of a course of sixteen lectures on that subject, originally prepared for the government schools of design in the years 1848, 1849, 1850". Brown cloth with title in gilt on front cover and spine. Condition: Fair, covers are generally shelfworn with heavier wear to head and tail of spine. Previous owners bookplate on front endpaper. The title page also bears two previous owners names neatly written at the top, and an oval raised paper stamp stating Department of Science and Art with the word Reward in the centre with a crown above (possibly ex government library?). No other library marks. Many pages have neat pencil notes to the margins. Light smudging to some page edges. Remains of a thin dark green silk bookmark between pages 14 and 15, which has caused some corresponding browning to the inner edge of p.15. 112pp. Many b/w illustrations. There is a 2 in. vertical tear to the base of the folding b/w illustration facing p.105. Good reading copy. Size: 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Price: 35.00 GBP
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