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Image for English Decoration in he 18th Century

English Decoration in he 18th Century

By: Fowler, John and Cornforth, John

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Barrie & Jenkins: 1978

Seller ID: 006017

ISBN: 0214205525

Condition: Good


Second edition. Dark green cloth with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Good, with just a hint of shelfwear to covers. Dustjacket condition: Good, with light shelfwear. 288pp. Many b/w and some occasional colour illustrations. This book was the result of a collaboration between a historically-minded decorator and an architectural historian, both concerned with the preservation of English country houses. It explains how new forms of decoration were introduced and came to be used in the context of life in a great house. This is examined in the light of contemporary documents and with reference ... View more info

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Chinese Art - Handbook to Painting, Sculpture, Ceramics, Textiles, Bronzes and Minor Arts

By: Fry, Roger, Binyon, Laurence, Siren, Osvald et al.

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, B.T.Batsford Ltd.: 1935

Seller ID: 006421

Condition: Good


"Being a New and Revised Edition, largely re-illustrated, of the "Burlington Magazine, Monograph I". Red cloth with title in blue on front cover and spine. Condition: Good, with light shelfwear to covers. some light foxing to endpapers. Binding sound, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Fair to good, generally shelfworn with some small chips and repaired tears. Some foxing to inner flaps of dustjacket. Not price-clipped. 86pp. 23 colour plates and 62 b/w photographic plates. The aim of this book was to show the most outstanding examples of the varied achievements of the art of C... View more info

The Russian Theatre - Its Character and History with Especial Reference to the Revolutionary Period

By: Fulop-Miller, Rene and Gregor, Joseph

Price: £110.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, J.B.Lippincott Company: 0

Seller ID: 005089

Condition: Very Good


Undated, but c.1929. This edition was limited to six hundred and fifty copies for England and three hundred and fifty copies for the United States, of which this is no.34 of the American issue. Maroon buckram with title in gilt on spine. Top edge gilt. Condition: Very good with very light shelfwear to covers. Bottom inch of the half-title page coming away from the binding, otherwise binding sound. Hint of foxing to endpapers.136pp. 48 illustrations in colour and 357 in half-tone. A heavy book - will require extra postage if to be sent outside UK. Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall View more info

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The drawings of Henry Fuseli, with a Foreword By John Piper

By: Ganz, Paul

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Max Parrish & Co.: 1949

Seller ID: 004754

Condition: Good


Terracotta colour cloth with title in gilt on spine and front cover. Condition: Good, with very light shelfwear to covers and light browning to endpapers from inner flaps of dustjacket. Binding sound, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Good, with general light shelfwear and soiling and a small chip missing to top of spine of jacket. Not price-clipped. 79pp. 106 b/w plates. As well as a thorough overview of the life and work of the Swiss born artist Henry Fuseli, the book contains a foreword by John Piper which summarises his view of his predecessor in the romantic style and also assembles ... View more info

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Social Justice & the Stations of the Cross

By: Gill, Eric

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, James Clarke & Co.Ltd.: 1939

Seller ID: 005650

Condition: Good


Pale green paper-covered boards with title in navy blue on front cover and spine. Condition: Good, with light shelfwear and light sunning to spine. Very slight warping to front board, and light foxing to half-title. Occasional very light foxing within text. No inscriptions. 21pp. Title-page illustration (repeated on front cover) is from an engraving by Eric Gill. Ref: Corey & Mackenzie no.40. Font used is Joanna. View more info

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Art-Nonsense and other Essays

By: Gill, Eric

Price: £28.00

Publisher: London, Cassell & Co. Ltd. and Francis Walterson: 1929

Seller ID: 006412

Condition: Good


Blue buckram with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Good, general light shelfwear to covers with light bumping to all four corners. Spine is quite sunned. Binding sound. Previous owners name on front endpaper. 324pp. A collection of essays by Eric Gill, in which the typeface Perpetua, designed by Gill, was used for the first time. View more info

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Coalport and Coalbrookdale Porcelains

By: Godden, Geoffrey A.

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Herbert Jenkins: 1970

Seller ID: 006591

ISBN: 0257651330

Condition: Good


Blue hardcover with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Good, with light shelfwear to covers. Binding sound, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Good, with light shelfwear. Not price-clipped. 156pp. 10 colour and 237 b/w plates. In this book the author identifies the early unmarked Coalport porcelains, with the aid of his pioneering research and excavations on the site of the Caughley factory, which was worked by the Coalport partners during the viatl period 1799-1814. Many of these factory "wasters" are illustrated here with complete, finished, matching specimens. View more info

Image for Regency Furniture Designs Fron Contemporary Source Books 1803-1826 - a Collection of pattern-books Including Selections from Thomas Sheraton Thomas Hope et al.

Regency Furniture Designs Fron Contemporary Source Books 1803-1826 - a Collection of pattern-books Including Selections from Thomas Sheraton Thomas Hope et al.

By: Harris, John

Price: £28.00

Publisher: London, Alec Tiranti: 1961

Seller ID: 003728

Condition: Fine


1960 reprint of the edition originally published in parts from 1759-1763. Red pvc crushed morocco with titles in gilt on spine and front cover. Condition: Fine, with light sunning to spine. Binding sound, text clean, no inscriptions. 26pp. text, 299 b/w illustrations. The card slipcase is in good condition, with general light soiling, sunning and shelfwear. Part of the Master Hands series Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall View more info

Image for William Kent 1685-1748 - A Poet on Paper

William Kent 1685-1748 - A Poet on Paper

By: Harris, John

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Sir John Soane's Museum: 1998

Seller ID: 006623

ISBN: 0952553074

Condition: Very Good


Softcover. Condition: Very good, with just a hint of shelfwear to covers, and some light scuffing to rear cover. binding sound, no inscriptions. 36pp. Many b/w and some colour illustrations. This catalogue was produced to accompany the exhibition of drawings by William Kent held at Sir John Soanes' Museum, London from 30 October to 19 December 1998, several of which had not been exhibited before. View more info

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Paul Rand

By: Heller, Steven

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, Phaidon Press: 1999

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 005516

ISBN: 0714837989

Condition: Very Good


Ochre yellow hardcover with title in black on spine. Condition: Very good, with just a hint of shelfwear to covers. Dustjacket condition: Very good, with very light shelfwear and light sunning to spine. No inscriptions. 255pp. Many colour illustrations. Paul Rand (1914-1996) was a pioneering figure in American graphic design. Adopting what he called a "problem-solving" approach to design, he drew on the ideas of European avant-garde art movements, such as Cubism, Constructivism and De Stijl, and synthesised them to produce his own distinctive graphic language. A heavy book will requir... View more info

Relief-Moulded Jugs 1820-1900

By: Henrywood, R.K.

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Woodbridge, Suffolk, UK, The Antique Collectors' Club: 1985

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 005373

ISBN: 0907462588

Condition: Very Good


Blue cloth with title in gilt on spine and front cover. Condition: Very good, with light shelfwear to covers and light foxing to top edge of textblock. Binding sound, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Very good, with light shelfwear. 246pp. 20 colour plates (inc.frontispiece) and many b/w illustrations. This was the first book to be devoted entirely to relief-moulded jugs, by far the most widely used utilitarian vessel of the mid and late Victorian periods. They reflect the history of artistic styles in the 19th century, and some of them are magnificent examples of Victorian art. View more info

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Graphis Vol 20, No.111, 1964

By: Herdeg, Walter (ed.)

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Zurich, Walter Herdeg, The Graphis Press: 1964

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004552

Condition: Good


NB: Text in English, French and German. Softcover. Condition: Good, with general light shelfwear to covers. Binding sound, no inscriptions. 84pp. Many b/w and occasional colour illustrations. This issue includes articles on Finnish design, Western American advertising art and artistic quality in children's books. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall View more info

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Le Cube des Couleurs

By: Hickethier, Alfred

Price: £26.00

Publisher: Paris, Dessain & Tolra: 1985

Seller ID: 006658

ISBN: 2249250022

Condition: Good


NB: Text is in French throughout. Card covers with plastic spiral comb binding. Condition: Good, with light shelfwear to covers. 40pp. Many colour plates. The Hickethier cube, created in 1952 by Alfred Hickethier (1903-1967), is a collection of colours . It was obtained by depositing on the screens of a printing system with a density between 0 and 9 inks corresponding to yellow, magenta and cyan of a trichrome synthesis. The cube formed by their combinations therefore had 1,000 colours, hence its name "cube of a thousand colours", and each colour had a unique three-digit number. The ai... View more info

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Browne Muggs - English Brown Stoneware

By: Hildyard, Robin

Price: £17.00

Publisher: London, Victoria and Albert Museum: 1985

Seller ID: 005297

ISBN: 0948107243

Condition: Very Good


Softcover. Condition: Very good, with very light shelfwear to covers. Binding sound, no inscriptions. 127pp. Over 367 b/w images. This catalogue was produced to accompany the exhibition of English brown stoneware held at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London from September 11th to November 17th, 1985. This exhibition set out to show for the first time the full range of domestic English stonewares from c.1660 to the late 19th century. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

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Cotman in the North: Watercolours of Durham and Yorkshire

By: Hill, David

Price: £60.00

Publisher: New Haven and London, Yale University Press: 2005

Seller ID: 005895

ISBN: 0300107048

Condition: Very Good


Grey hardcover with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Very good, with a light vertical linear indentation to rear cover (approx two inches long) and a corresponding light indentation to rear of dustjacket. Binding sound, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Very good, with very light shelfwear, and light vertical indentation to rear as previously mentioned. 185pp. 152 illustrations, many in colour. In this book the author presents the first detailed account of John Sell Cotman's tours of the North of England. Every major painting, related studies and the author's own photographs of the loca... View more info

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The History of the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists

By: Hill, Joseph and Midgley, William

Price: £30.00

Publisher: Birmingham, The Society & Cornish Brothers Ltd.: 1928

Seller ID: 006305

Condition: Good


Black hardcover with title in gilt on spine and front cover. Condition: Good, with light shelfwear to covers. Previous owners name in pencil on front endpaper. Browning and some quite heavy foxing to endpapers, half-title, title page and last page of text, with occasional light foxing within text.. 66pp. 151 b/w plates. This book tells the story of the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists, which was initially established in 1809. This important society still exists today, although it could be argued that its heyday was the late 19th and early 20th century, when members included David Cox, Jose... View more info

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Wenceslaus Hollar and his views of London and Windsor in the Seventeenth Century

By: Hind, Arthur M.

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, John Lane the Bodley Head Ltd.: 1922

Seller ID: 006630

Condition: Good


NB: No dustjacket. Brown hardcover with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Good, with light shelfwear to covers. Quite lengthy inscription to previous owner on front endpaper. 92pp. 64 b/w plates. The book includes a general survey of the life and work of the Bohemian etcher Wenceslaus Hollar (1607-1677), together with a detailed catalogue of all his etched views of London and Windsor, including subject and portrait etchings which contain London backgrounds. View more info

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The Luminous Image: Painted Glass roundels in the Lowlands, 1480-1560

By: Husband, Timothy B.

Price: £25.00

Publisher: New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art: 1995

Seller ID: 005059

ISBN: 0870997483

Condition: Very Good


Softcover. Condition: Very good, with light cockling to top edge of textblock. Binding sound, no inscriptions. 234pp. 21 colour plates. Many b/w illustrations. This catalogue was produced to accompany the exhibition of painted glass roundels held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, from May 23 to August 20, 1995. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall View more info

Image for The Soul of the North: a Social, Architectural and Cultural History of the Nordic Countries, 1700-1940

The Soul of the North: a Social, Architectural and Cultural History of the Nordic Countries, 1700-1940

By: Kent, Neil

Price: £22.00

Publisher: London, Reaktion Books: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004321

ISBN: 1861890419

Condition: Very Good


Dark blue hardcover with title in silver on spine. Condition: Very good, with a hint of light sunning to very edges of text. Name of previous owner (the art critic, John House) on front endpaper. Binding sound. Dustjacket condition: Very good, with light shelfwear. Not price-clipped. 416pp. 270 illustrations, 45 in colour. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall View more info

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Claude Lorrain: Liber Veritatis

By: Kitson, Michael

Price: £60.00

Publisher: London, British Museum Publications: 1978

Seller ID: 006189

ISBN: 0714107484

Condition: Good


Rectangular octavo. Brown cloth with title in bronze gilt on front cover and spine. Condition: Good, with some light sunning to inner edge of rear cover where it meets spine. Binding sound, no inscriptions. 185pp. 200 b/w plates of images from the Liber Veritatis plus 4 b/w plates illustrating the first and second indexes. In the 1977 exhibition at the British Museum, London, the 195 drawings from the Liber Veritatis of Claude Lorrain were shown all together for the first time. The Liber was one of the treasures from the Chatsworth collection accepted in lieu of Estate Duty after the death of ... View more info