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Image for The Imperial Tobacco Co. (of Great Britain & Ireland), Limited

The Imperial Tobacco Co. (of Great Britain & Ireland), Limited

By: Anon.

Price: £45.00

Publisher: Bristol, The Imperial Tobacco Company: 1922

Seller ID: 006642

Condition: Fair


Grey paper-covered boards with title in black on front cover. Condition: Fair to good, covers are quite shelfworn and scruffy to edges, with the paper being worn through on most of the spine, exposing the binding beneath. Internally in good condition, with some light cockling to endpapers. Binding sound, no inscriptions. This photographic record illustrates the various factories in Britain (the buildings as well as staff at work) and leaf packing factories in America, of the various small tobacco companies that had been swallowed up under the umbrella of the Imperial Tobacco Co., including W.D... View more info

Folk Art of Primitive Peoples

By: Bossert, Helmuth Th.

Price: £19.00

Publisher: London, A.Zwemmer Ltd.: 1955

Seller ID: 001105

Condition: Good


Oatmeal colour paper-covered boards with buff cloth spine and titles in dark red on spine and cover. Condition: Good, v.light cockling to cover from an old water splash. Binding sound, text clean, no marks or inscriptions. Page edges v.lightly browned. D/J condition: Poor, very grubby, ripped and worn. 15pp. text with 40 colour plates of various tribal artefacts. In all, illustrating six hundred decorative motifs in colour, forming a survey of the applied art of Africa, Asia, Australia and Oceania, North, Central and South America Folio - over 12" - 15" tall View more info

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Jim Dine - Walking Memory, 1959-1969

By: Celant, Germano and Bell, Clare

Price: £40.00

Publisher: New York, The Solomon R.Guggenheim Foundation: 1999

Seller ID: 006455

ISBN: 0810969181

Condition: Very Good


Black hardcover with title blindstamped on spine and front cover. Condition: Very good, previous owners name on front endpaper. Binding sound. Dustjacket condition: Good, with light shelfwear. 248pp. 156 illustrations. Jim Dine (b.1935) is one of America's best known artists. This book was published to accompany the first major exhibition of Dine's work from the 1960's held at the Solomon R.Guggenhaim Museum from February 12 to May 16 1999. It includes essays by Germano Celant, Clare Bll and Julia Blaut as well as an interview with the artist and a selection of his poetry and statements. View more info

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Life and Adventures of Peter Porcupine with other records of his early career in England & America

By: Cobbett, William

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, The Nonesuch Press: 1927

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 006454

Condition: Good


Marbled paper-covered boards with title in gilt on black linen spine. Condition: Good, with general shelfwear to cover edges, and head and tail of spine. Binding sound, no inscriptions. Some browning to endpapers. Previous owners bookplate on front pastedown. 163pp. Colour frontispiece after the cartoon by Gillray is coloured through stencils by the Curwen Press, London. One of a limited edition of 1800 copies, this is no.99. View more info

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The Great American Thing - Modern Art and National Identity, 1915-1935

By: Corn, Wanda M.

Price: £30.00

Publisher: Berkeley, Los Angeles, London, University of California Press: 1999

Seller ID: 006452

ISBN: 0520210492

Condition: Very Good


Blue cloth with titles in red on spine. Condition: Very good, with just a hint of shelfwear to covers. Binding sound, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Very good, with very light shelfwear, and some light soiling to rear of dustjacket. 447pp. Over 300 illustrations in both b/w and colour. In this book the author looks at how early 20th century artists redefined America. She shows that artists such as Alfred Steiglitz, Marcel Duchamp and Georgia O'Keefe had different styles but a common quest: to create an art that was both American and modern. View more info

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From Here to There: Alec Soth's America

By: Engberg, Siri (Curator) et al.

Price: £115.00

Publisher: Ostfildern-Ruit/Minneapolis, Hatje Cantz/Walker Art Galleries: 2010

Seller ID: 005792

ISBN: 3775727507

Condition: Very Good


Yellow hardcover with title in black on front cover and spine. Condition: Very good, with just a hint of shelfwear to covers, and some very light soiling to image on the rear cover.Includes the bonus 48 page artist book" The Loneliest man in Missouri" in pocket inside rear cover (in fine condition). 224pp. 237 colour and b/w images. This book was published to accompany the eponymous exhibition held at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, from September 12, 2010 to January 2, 2011. Featuring more than 200 of the artist's photographs from the preceding 15 years this catalogue includes cri... View more info

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Movable Types: Roving Creative Printers of the Victorian World

By: Finkelstein, David

Price: £45.00

Publisher: Oxford, Oxford University Press: 2018

Seller ID: 006403

ISBN: 0198826028

Condition: As New


Black hardcover with title in silver on spine. Condition: As new. Dustjacket condition: As new.196pp. 19 b/w illustrations. This book is a study of international print networks developed across the English-speaking world in the 19th century. The first study of its kind, it draws on unique sources from Australasia, North America, South Africa, The British Isles and Ireland to explore how printers interacted and shared trade and cultural identities across international boundaries between 1830-1914. View more info

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Winslow Homer: All the Cullercoats Pictures

By: Knipe, Tony (intro.)

Price: £30.00

Publisher: Sunderland, The Northern Centre for Contemporary Art: 1988

Seller ID: 006055

ISBN: 0904461998

Condition: Very Good


Softcover. Condition: Very good, with very light shelfwear. Binding sound, no inscriptions. 112pp. Many colour and b/w illustrations. This catalogue was published to accompany the exhibition of work by the American artist Winslow Homer (1836-1910) held at the Northern Centre for Contemporary Art, Sunderland in 1988. (At the time of publication, this was the largest exhibition of Homer's work ever to be held outside America). Homer spent two years (1881-1882) in the English coastal village of Cullercoats, Tyne and Wear. Many of the paintings at Cullercoats took as their subjects working men an... View more info

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Modern Artists in America - First Series

By: Motherwell, Robert, Reinhardt, Ad (eds.)

Price: £50.00

Publisher: New York, Wittenborn Schultz Inc.: 1951

Seller ID: 006527

Condition: Fair


Illustrated paper-covered boards. Condition: Fair to good, covers are in fair condition, being quite shelfworn, particularly around spine. Internally in very good condition, binding sound, no inscriptions. 198pp. Many b/w illustrations (almost 160). This book was the first biennal to document modern art in the USA. It was not concerned with all contemporary art, only with that which was specifiically modern. A section in the book is entitled "Artists' Sessions at Studio 35", and is an edited transcript of a conference between various painters and sculptors at the forefront of the modern movem... View more info

The Roosevelts and America

By: Pickard, M.Fortescue

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, Herbert Joseph: 1941

Seller ID: 001346

Condition: Good


Light blue cloth with titles in black on spine. Condition: Good, binding sound, cloth of spine is foxed, otherwise covers are unblemished. Corners very lightly bumped. Previous owners name on front pastedown. Light foxing to endpapers, title page and edge of textblock. Dustjacket condition: a bit grubby and shelfworn with a few chips and tears. Not price-clipped. 288pp. 11 b/w illustrations, including frontispiece. The author, herself connected to the Roosevelt family, charts their history in America over a period of 300 years. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

Making a Middle Landscape

By: Rowe, Peter G.

Price: £28.00

Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts, The MIT Press: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003610

ISBN: 026218138X

Condition: As New


Light blue cloth with titles in black on spine. Condition: As new, binding sound, text clean, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Good, with sunning to spine. 325pp. Many b/w illustrations. Rowe looks closely at suburban America in terms of design and physical planning. He builds a case for a new way of seeing and building suburbia, complete with theoretical underpinning and a basis for design. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall View more info

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Punch & Judy

By: Speaight, George

Price: £28.00

Publisher: London, Studio Vista Ltd: 1970

Seller ID: 004645

ISBN: 0289797853

Condition: Very Good


Revised edition (first published under the title "The History of the English Puppet Theatre" in 1955. Orange cloth with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Very good, with light shelfwear to covers. Binding sound, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Fair to good, generally lightly shelfworn with light sunning to spine. Not price-clipped. 160pp.10 colour plates and many b/w illustrations. The substance of this book previously appeared in George Speaight's "History of the English Puppet Theatre" (1955). In this new edition, the story of Punch has been slected for treatment on i... View more info

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Vital Forms: American art and design in the Atomic Age - 1940-1960

By: Stayton, Kevin L. (intro.)

Price: £28.00

Publisher: New York, Brooklyn Museum of Art in Association with Harry N Abrams Inc.: 2001

Seller ID: 006250

ISBN: 0810906198

Condition: Very Good


White hardcover with title in silver on spine.Condition: Very good, with just a faint hint of shelfwear to covers. Dustjacket condition: Very good, with very light shelfwear. 256pp. 237 illustrations, including 107 colour plates. This book was published to accompany the exhibition held at the Brooklyn Museum of Art from October 12 2001 to January 6, 2002, which then toured to Minneapolis, Nashville, Los Angeles and Phoenix. The period 1940 to 1960 was a groundbreakingbperiod for the arts in America. The use of organic forms crossed the boundaries between painting, sculpture, industrial design,... View more info

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A Chalk Garden

By: Stern, F.C.

Price: £60.00

Publisher: London, Thomas Nelson and sons Ltd.: 1960

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 006428

Condition: Good


Green hardcover with title in gilt on spine. Top edge green. Condition: Good, with very light shelfwear to covers. Light foxing and browning to endpapers and light foxing to fore-edge of textblock. Two previous owners bookplates on front pastedown and front endpaper. Dustjacket condition: Fair, generally shelfworn with some small chips missing and some repaired tears. 175pp. 3 colour and 9 b/w plates. This book tells the story of the making of a garden, Highdown, from a barren chalk-pit. It discusses in detail the plants that will grow on chalk. Stern raised plants at Highdown from seed brough... View more info

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On the Road Again - Homer Sykes

By: Sykes, Homer

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Mansion Editions: 2002

Seller ID: 005945

ISBN: 0954223306

Condition: Very Good


Softcover. Condition: Very good, with very light shelfwear to covers. Binding sound, no inscriptions. Many b/w photographic illustrations. This book contains photographs taken over a period of some thirty years, from 1969 to c.2000. It is a personal journal in pictures and words of a "real" America that has scarcely changed in that time. View more info