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A Biographical and Critical Dictionary of Painters and Engravers

By: Bryan, Michael

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, H.G.Bohn, 1853


A new edition, revised by George Stanley. Half-leather with marbled papers covered boards, endpapers and textblock edges. Condition: Covers are in fair condition, being quite rubbed and shelfworn. Browning to title page from frontispiece opposite. Foxing to endpapers, and the nine b/w plates at rear. Binding sound, text crisp and clean, no foxing or inscriptions. 938pp. Engraved frontispiece of Michael Bryan by W.Haines. Very thorough useful reference source. Size: 4to -... View more info

A Book of Porcelain: Fine examples in the Victoria and Albert Museum

By: Rackham, Bernard

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, A & C Black, 1910


Pale jade green cloth with titles in gilt on front cover and spine. Condition: Fair, covers are generally lightly soiled and shelfworn, with bumping to spine. Binding sound, no inscriptions. Browning and foxing to endpapers. Occasional light foxing to text with some foxing to descriptions facing the 28 tipped-in colour plates. 95pp. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall View more info

A Course of Water Colour Painting

By: Leitch, R.P.

Price: £18.00

Publisher: Cassell, Petter and Galpin, 0


No date, but c.1875. Third edition. Oblong 4to. Pale maroon pebbled cloth with title in gilt on front cover. Condition: Fair, covers generally shelfworn, back hinge cracked, but holding firmly. Binding sound. Previous owners name on fep. Text very lightly browned throughout, with occasional foxing. 36pp. Twenty four pasted in chromolithographic plates from designs by R.P.Leitch. An instruction manual for the learner as to the colours used, and the manner of mixing and us... View more info

An English Arcadia 1600-1990

By: Jackson-Stops, Gervase

Price: £16.00

Publisher: London, The National Trust, 1992


Softcover. Condition: As new, appears unread. 160pp. This illustrated catalogue puts the designs for gardens and garden buildings in the care of the National Trust in their historical context. It accompanied an exhibition in England and the USA in aid of the Stowe Gardens Landscape Appeal. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall View more info

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Andre Masson: Line Unleashed

By: Sylvester, David (intro.)

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, The South Bank Centre, 1987

Edition: First Edition


Softcover. Condition: Good, with light shelfwear to covers. Binding sound, text clean, no inscriptions. 96pp. 34 plates, many in colour. This catalogue was published to accompany the retrospective exhibition of drawings by Andre Masson held at the Hayward Gallery, from 7 July to 27 September 1987. It includes essays by David Sylvester, Michel Leiris and Dawn Ades. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

At the Sign of the Rainbow - Margaret Calkin James 1895-1985

By: Miles, Betty

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Nr.Alcester, Warwickshire, Felix Scribo, 2005


Revised and enlarged edition (first published 1996). Softcover. Condition: Fine. 84pp. Many colour illustrations. This book tells the story of Margaret Calkin James, a calligrapher, graphic designer, textile printer, watercolour painter and printmaker. Her training in calligraphy at the Central School of Arts and Crafts, followed by the early years at her Rainbow Workshops and marriage to the architect C H James, led to many freelance commissions as a designer for some o... View more info

Collect This Catalogue (Sale of Modern and Contemporary Editions), November 23, 2008, New York

By: ?

Price: £20.00

Publisher: New York, Phillips De Pury and Company, 2008


Softcover. Condition: Very good, with a hint of shelfwear to the covers. This lavishly illustrated 323 item catalogue also includes four original prints by James Hyde, Hilary Harkness, William Pope.L and Kay Rosen (one print each). Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall View more info

Colour Harmony and Contrast for the use of Art Students, Designers and Decorators

By: Ward, James

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Chapman & Hall, 1903

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)


Olive green cloth with titles in gilt on spine and in dark green on cover. Condition: Fair, covers have light shelfwear and bumping to spine and cover corners. Binding cracked internally in a couple of places, otherwise sound. Inscription on title page from the author to Mr John Vinycomb (1833-1928), the Newcastle born artistic director of Marcus Ward in Belfast and an international expert in heraldry. 140pp. Sixteen chromolithographic plates, with tissue guards. Light s... View more info

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David Wilkie 1785-1841: Painter of Everyday Life

By: Tromans, Dr.Nicholas

Price: £28.00

Publisher: Dulwich, London, Dulwich Picture Gallery, 2002


Softcover. Condition: Very good, with light shelfwear to covers. Binding sound, no inscriptions. 160pp. 69 plates, many in colour. This catalogue was produced to accompany the exhibition of work by David Wilkie held at the Dulwihch Picture Gallery 18 September to 1 December 2002. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall View more info

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Glass/Light

By: Piper, John (foreword)

Price: £22.00

Publisher: London, Thorn Lighting Ltd., 1978


Softcover. Condition: Good, with light shelfwear to covers and light sunning to page edges. Binding sound, no inscriptions. Unpaginated. 34 colour plates. This catalogue was produced to accompany the exhibition of stained glass held at the Royal Exchange from 18 July to 12 August 1978 under the auspices of the Festival of the City of London, and sponsored by Thorn Lighting in conjunction with The Times and Sunday Times. The catalogue includes spectacular glass designs by... View more info

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Gustave Caillebotte: The Unknown Impressionist

By: Varnedoe, Kirk et al.

Price: £26.00

Publisher: London, The Royal Academy, 1996


Softcover. Condition: Good, with light shelfwear to covers. Hint of sunning to edges of text throughout. Binding sound, no inscriptions. 248pp. 51 colour plates and many b/w illustrations. This catalogue was produced to accompany the exhibition of work by the French impressionist, Gustave Caillebotte (1848-1894) held at the Royal Academy, London from 28 March to 23 June 1996. It includes essays by Kirk Varnedoe, Anne Distel and Rodolphe Rappetti. Size: 4to - over 9¾&#34... View more info

Hints on Sketching from Nature, Parts I, II and III

By: Green, N.E.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, George Rowney and Company, 0


Hardcover.Olive green cloth, Part I has remains of a paper label on spine. Part I is the twenty-second edition, Part II (Light and Shade) the twenty-first edition, and Part III (Colour), the twenty-sixth edition. Condition: Poor, covers are rubbed, faded and worn, all bindings slightly loose with occasional internal cracking. Parts II and III have some notes in pencil within text. Part I has a couple of loose pages. Good reading copies. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" ta... View more info

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James Sellars

By: Ovenden, Graham (intro.)

Price: £7.00

Publisher: Ruralist Fine Art, 2003


Softcover. Condition: As new, with very light bending to covers. 30pp. 32 images, the majority in colour. James Sellars (1927-2000) was closely associated with "The Kitchen Sink" painters of the 1950's, but the beauty of the English landscape was the most enduring inspiration for his work. This booklet was published to coincide with the first public exhibition of Sellars' work. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall View more info

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John Tunnard 1900-1971

By: Glossop, Rudolph (intro.essay)

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, The Arts Council, 1977


Softcover. Condition: Very good, with light sunning to cover edges. Binding sound, no inscriptions. 54pp. Tipped in colour frontispiece and several b/w illustrations. This catalogue was produced to accompany the touring exhibition of work by John Tunnard which commenced at the Royal Academy, London from 5 March to 11 April 1977. It includes essays entitled "John Tunnard - a personal appreication" by Rudolph Glossop and "John Tunnard - Development and Influenc... View more info

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Josef Hoffmann: Interiors 1902-1913

By: Witt-Dorring, Christian (ed.)

Price: £30.00

Publisher: Munich, Berlin, London, New York, Prestel Verlag, 2006


Yellow cloth with gilt on spine. Condition: Very good, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Very good, with very light shelfwear. 224pp., 244 illustrations, 65 of which are in colour. This book was published to accompany the exhibition entitled "Josef Hoffmann: Interiors 1902-1913) held at the Neue Galerie New York, November 2, 2006 to February 26, 2007. Josef Hoffman (1870-1956) was an Austrian architect recognised as one of the leading figures in the modern movem... View more info