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Gillian Ayres: Paintings and Works on Paper 2005-2007, Marr, Andrew (intro.)
81 Marr, Andrew (intro.) Gillian Ayres: Paintings and Works on Paper 2005-2007
London Alan Cristea Gallery 2007 0953483959 / 9780953483952 Soft cover Fine Very Good Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Softcover with dustjacket. Condition: Fine, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Very good, with very light shelfwear. 35 colour plates. This catalogue was produced to accompany the exhibition of work by Gillian Ayres (b.1930) held at the Alan Cristea gallery from 17 May to 16 June 2007. It includes a three page introduction by the broadcaster, Andrew Marr. Size: 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Price: 26.00 GBP
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Edward Bawden: War Artist and His letters Home 1940-45, McLean, Ruari (ed.)
82 McLean, Ruari (ed.) Edward Bawden: War Artist and His letters Home 1940-45
Aldershot, Hampshire Scolar Press in Association with the Imperial War Museum 1989 0859676951 / 9780859676953 Hardcover Very Good Good Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Pale orange hardcover with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Very good, binding sound, text clean. Dustjacket condition: Good, with very light shelfwear and light sunning to spine and inner inch or so of rear cover of jacket. There are also a couple of faint small circular indents to the front of the jacket. 96pp. 16 colour and 24 b/w illustrations. Bawden was appointed one of the first official war artists and was sent to join the British Army in France with Barnett Freedman and Edward Ardizzone.He then travelled to the Middle East, returned to England after two months in a French internment camp before returning to the Middle East and finally Rome. This book was created from a selection of holdings in the Imperial War Museum, London. Size: 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Price: 18.00 GBP
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Wyndham Lewis on Art: Collected Writings 1913-1956, Michel, Walter and Fox, C.J. (editors and introduction)
83 Michel, Walter and Fox, C.J. (editors and introduction) Wyndham Lewis on Art: Collected Writings 1913-1956
London Thames and Hudson Ltd. 1969 0500231214 / 9780500231210 Cloth Good Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Brown cloth with title in gilt within black label on spine. Condition: Good, with light shelfwear to covers.The introduction has some underlining in blue biro, no other inscriptions. Light foxing to top edge of textblock and a couple of small pen marks to base of textblock. Binding sound. Dustjacket condition: Good, with general light shelfwear. Not price-clipped. 480pp. The essays presented in this book are part poetic evocation of the beauty and significance of paintin, part an attack on the decline of at into amateurism and sensation. They range from the Vorticist manifestos of the pre-1914 magazine Blast to the articles which Lewis wrote for "The Listener" in the 1950s. 
Price: 26.00 GBP
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Edward Wesson: 1910-1983, Miles, Barry
84 Miles, Barry Edward Wesson: 1910-1983
Tiverton, Devon Halsgrove 1999 1841140325 / 9781841140322 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Blue hardcover with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Very good, binding sound, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Very good, with just a hint of shelfwear. 160pp. Many colour illustrations. Featuring paintings from throughout his career, this book covers the full range of Wesson's art, from Venice to London, Sussex to Scotland and from seascape to townscape to landscape, in both oil and watercolour. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Price: 28.00 GBP
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Kenneth Rowntree, Milner, John
85 Milner, John Kenneth Rowntree
London Lund Humphries 2002 0853318506 / 9780853318507 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Brown hardcove with title in silver on spine. Condition: Very good, binding sound, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Very good, with just a hint of shelfwear. 87pp. 78 illustrations, mostly in colour. This was the first book to be published on the artist Kenneth Rowntree (1915-1997), a significant figure in the history of British art and design. His art was closely bound to the event of his time. The Second World War linked the artist to govenment policy, demanding a genre that celebrated a British life-style then at risk and also a public art of communal experience and shared values. 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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Henry Moore's Sheep Sketchbook, Moore, Henry and Clark, Kenneth
86 Moore, Henry and Clark, Kenneth Henry Moore's Sheep Sketchbook
London Thames & Hudson 2004 050028072X / 9780500280720 Soft cover Very Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall Henry Moore 
Reprint of the 1980 first edition. Softcover with titles in brown on front cover and spine, and pen and ink drawing of a sheep on front cover. Condition: Very good with very light shelfwear to covers. Binding sound, text clean, no inscriptions. 96 sketchbook pages, including 4 in colour. While working at his home in Much Hadham, Henry Moore began to draw the sheep he saw grazing. For him the sight of a ewe with her lamb evoked the mother-and-child theme - a large form sheltering a small one - which was important to Moore in all his work. With comments from Lord Clark. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Price: 12.00 GBP
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John Houston, Packer, William
87 Packer, William John Houston
Aldershot Lund Humphries 2003 0853318689 / 9780853318682 Hardcover Good Good Book 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
From the collection of the Scottish artist Perpetua Pope. Light blue hardcover with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Good, with very light shelfwear to covers. A couple of small smudges to edges of pages internally. Binding sound, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Good, with light shelfwear and light sunning tp spine, and a couple of small paint smudges. 96pp. Many colour illustrations. This book was the first to be written on the Scottish artist John Houston (1930-2008). The author charts the artists career over five decades. Houston was renowned for his intense use of colour, and his work is expressionistic with romantic overtones and gestural brushstrokes. 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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88 Parker, Terry Golden Hours: The paintings of Arthur J.Elsley 1860-1952
Shepton Beauchamp, Somerset RIchard Dennis 1998 0903685574 / 9780903685573 Hardcover Good Good Book Folio - over 12 - 15" tall Signed by Author(s)
Signed by the author on the half-title. Black hardcover with titles in gilt on spine. Condition: Good, binding sound, no inscriptions.Light soiling to front endpaper. Hint of sunning to very edges of text throughout. Dustjacket condition: Good, with light shelfwear and light sunning to front cover. 136pp. Profusely illustrated in b/w and colour throughout. This book is a comprehensive account of the work of Arthur J.Elsley, the most popular "chocolate box" artist of the late Victorian and Edwardian period. Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall 
Price: 22.00 GBP
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Tom Phillips: Works and Texts, Paschal, Huston (intro.)
89 Paschal, Huston (intro.) Tom Phillips: Works and Texts
London Royal Academy of Arts in Association with Edition Hansjorg Mayer 1992 Soft cover Very Good No Jacket Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Softcover. Condition: Very good, with very light shelfwear to covers. The half-title and p.71 bear the b/w printed stamp of The Arts Club, Dover Street, London. Binding sound. 296pp. 500 illustrations, 415 in colour.This catalogue was produced to accompany the exhibition of work by Tom Phillips held at the Royal Academy, London from 5 November to 20 December 1992. Size: 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Price: 24.00 GBP
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90 Peace, David Eric Gill: The Inscriptions
London The Herbert Press 1994 1871569664 / 9781871569667 First Edition Hardcover Fine Very Good Book 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Dark green hardcover with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Fine, binding sound, text clean, no iscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Very good, with very light shelfwear and sine light scratches to rear cover of jacket. Not price-clipped. 208pp. Many b/w illustrations. This book was the first critical appraisal of Gill's inscriptional designs, with special attention to the early development of his letter forms. The book includes indexes of persons and institutions commemorated, and the locations of the inscriptions. 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Price: 18.00 GBP
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Small Rhyme Sheet No.16 - The Dressmaker, Pepler, Hilary
91 Pepler, Hilary Small Rhyme Sheet No.16 - The Dressmaker
Ditchling, Sussex St.Dominic's Press Unbound Very Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Undated, but issued between 1926 and 1932. Single sheet of paper. Condition: Very good. Size 8 by 5 inches. Printed in black and red. The illustration is a reduced version of Eric Gill's engraving of Madonna and Child. For further reference, see St.Dominic's Press: A Bibiliography 1916-1937 by Taylor & Sewell ref.B.39). The small rhyme sheets each have a short poem by H.D.C.Pepler (unsigned) and are headed by a small engraving. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Price: 60.00 GBP
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Small Rhyme Sheet No.4 - The Dormouse, Pepler, Hilary
92 Pepler, Hilary Small Rhyme Sheet No.4 - The Dormouse
Ditchling, Sussex St.Dominic's Press Unbound Very Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Undated, but issued between 1926 and 1932. Single sheet of paper. Condition: Very good. Size 8 by 5 inches. Four stanza poem, printed in black and red, with an engraving of a dormouse. Variant issue. For further reference, see St.Dominic's Press: A Bibiliography 1916-1937 by Taylor & Sewell ref.B.27a). The small rhyme sheets each have a short poem by H.D.C.Pepler (unsigned) and are headed by a small engraving. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Price: 60.00 GBP
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Small Rhyme Sheet No.5 - The Sailor, Pepler, Hilary
93 Pepler, Hilary Small Rhyme Sheet No.5 - The Sailor
Ditchling, Sussex St.Dominic's Press Unbound Very Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Undated, but issued between 1926 and 1932. Single sheet of paper. Condition: Very good. Size 8 by 4 1/2 inches. Printed in black and red, variant issue. Illustration by Mary Dudley Short. Three stanza poem with wood engraving of a sailor dancing. For further reference, see St.Dominic's Press: A Bibiliography 1916-1937 by Taylor & Sewell ref.B.28a). The small rhyme sheets each have a short poem by H.D.C.Pepler (unsigned) and are headed by a small engraving. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Price: 60.00 GBP
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Mary Potter: A Life of Painting, Potter, Julian
94 Potter, Julian Mary Potter: A Life of Painting
Aldershot, Hants Scolar Press 1998 1840142081 / 9781840142082 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 
Black hardcover with title in yellow on spine. Condition: Very good, binding sound, no inscriptions. Small dent to edge of pages 74-99. Dustjacket condition: Very good with very light shelfwear. 128pp. 39 colour plates and several b/w illustrations. This account of the British artist Mary Potter (1900-1981) by her son Julian, carefully weaves together the story of her life and career compiled from his own memories and from talks with many of his mother's surviving friends, and also draws on the unpublished diaries of his father, Stephen Potter. 
Price: 26.00 GBP
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A Silent Voice and Other Paintings By Roger Wagner, Powers, Alan
95 Powers, Alan A Silent Voice and Other Paintings By Roger Wagner
London Anthony Mould Contemporary 1999 Soft cover Very Good Very Good Book 16mo - over 5 - 6" tall 
Card covered catalogue with dustjacket. Condition: Very good, with very light shelfwear. Dustjacket condition: Very good, with very light shelfwear. No inscriptions. 25 colour plates. This catalogue was produced to accompany the exhibition of work by Roger Wagner (b.1957) held at The Gallery in Cork Street from 15th to 27th March 1999. Size: 16mo - over 5" - 6" tall 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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Edward Seago, Ranson, Ron
96 Ranson, Ron Edward Seago
Newton Abbot, London and New York David & Charles in Association with Spinbk and Son and Coe Kerr Gallery 1989 0715390015 / 9780715390016 Hardcover Good Very Good Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Fourth impression (first published in 1987). Grey hardcover with title in black on spine. Condition: Good, with some foxing, heavy in places to half title, facing page and title page. Some further foxing to p.96 (last illustrated page) and facing page. Binding sound, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Very good, with light shelfwear. Not price-clipped. 96pp. 90 colour illustrations. Edward Seago (1910-1974) enjoyed a popularity rarely achieved by living artists. His skill at portraying landscapes and seascapes from Europe to the Far East gave him a worldwide following. Size: 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Price: 35.00 GBP
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Angels of Anarchy and Machines for Making Clouds: Surrealism in Britain in the 1930s, Robertson, Alexander (intro.)
97 Robertson, Alexander (intro.) Angels of Anarchy and Machines for Making Clouds: Surrealism in Britain in the 1930s
Leeds Leeds City Art Galleries 1986 0901981281 / 9780901981288 Soft cover Very Good No Jacket Book Folio - over 12" - 15" tall 
Softcover. Condition: Very good, with light shelfwear to covers, and light foxing to inside of covers. Top right corner of rear cover has some light sunning. Binding sound, no inscriptions. 216pp. Many colour and b/w illustrations. This 196 item catallgue was produced to accompany the exhibition of surrealist art held by Leeds City Art Galleries from 10 October to 7 December 1986 to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the International Surrealist exhibition held in London in 1936. It includes essays by Alexander Robertson, Michel Remy and Mel Gooding. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall 
Price: 30.00 GBP
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98 Robertson, Bryan (intro.) John Maine: Recent Carvings with Sculpture and Drawings 1971-1980
London Warwick Gallery 1980 Soft cover Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Softcover. Condition: Good, with light shelfwear and soiling to rear cover. Binding sound, text clean. 22 b/w plates. This catalogue was produced to accompany the first exhibition of John Maines' work in London, held at the Warwick Gallery, London from 19 November until 31 December 1980. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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Alan Davie: Catalogue of an Exhibition of Paintings and Drawings from 1936-1958, Robertson, Bryan (preface)
99 Robertson, Bryan (preface) Alan Davie: Catalogue of an Exhibition of Paintings and Drawings from 1936-1958
London The Whitechapel Art Gallery 1958 Soft cover Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Card covered stapled catalogue. Condition: Good, with light shelfwear and soiling. Binding sound, no inscriptions. Crease to corner of plate XIV. 17pp. 15 b/w plates. 82 item catalogue. This catalogue was produced to accompany the exhibition of Davies' work held at the Whitechapel Art Gallery from June to August 1958. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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100 Robertson, Bryan (preface) Lee Krasner: Paintings, Drawings and Collages
London Whitechapel Gallery 1965 Soft cover Fair No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Laminated white card covers. Condition: Fair to good, covers are generally shelfworn with some light soiling, particularly rear cover. Laminated plastic is beginning to separate from the card covers at the spine and cover edges. Internally good condition, binding sound From the private library of the Franciscan convent in Stroud, Glos. Small address label for the convent on the title page with the word library and a small cross above, in biro. 26pp. Colour frontispiece and two colour plates, with numerous b/w plates. This ninety-nine item catalogue was produced to accompany the exhibition of Krasner's work held at the Whitechapel Gallery, London, from September to October, 1965. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Price: 17.00 GBP
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