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S. R. Badmin and the English Landscape by Chris Beetles (£79.00)Publisher: London: Collins — 1985Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Signed by the Author.[ISBN: 0004120205]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: Signed by the author on the half-title page beneath his name — unverified and reflected as such in the lack of premium. Illustrated by way of: Colour Plates; Black & White Plates; Chronology Tables; Laid in publishers compliment slip and exhibition invitation.

From the cover: “S. R. BADMIN AND THE ENGLISH LANDSCAPE is a celebration and appreciation of one of Britain’s foremost watercolour painters. The work of Stanley Roy Badmin is uniquely familiar and dear to the post-war generation. No other artist has had such consistent popular exposure: for forty years his beautifully detailed and romantic landscapes have graced nature books and travel guides, Puffin Picture Books, the covers of Radio Times and Reader’s Digest, and innumerable greetings cards and calendars.

S. R. BADMIN AND THE ENGLISH LANDSCAPE is an authoritative and long-overdue survey of Badmin’s life and art. The text is lavishly accompanied by a selection of his book illustrations as well as a wealth of his sketches taken from over sixty years of careful work and loving observation of nature.

The text is followed by a catalogue raisonne of Badmin’s etchings, many of them reproduced here for the first time, together with full-colour reproductions of forty-four of Badmin’s best watercolours. The detailed captions to the plates are based on the artist’s own memories, giving a privileged insight into the technique and inspiration for each work. A list of exhibits and book illustrations and a full chronology complete this account of England’s most popular watercolourist.

Badmin teaches us to look again at nature, and share his pleasure in the landscape around us. His countryside is our countryside.”
Notes: Size: 7¾" x 10¼". Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 157 pages. Tags: beetles 0004120205 badmin stanley roy landscape painters england painting 20th century watercolorists watercolor english watercolour paintings critical topography
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Masters of Dutch Painting: The Detroit Institute of Arts by George S. Keyes (£41.00)Publisher: Detroit, London: Detroit Institute of Arts, D. Giles Ltd — 2004Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1904832040]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Plates;Notes: Foreword or introduction by Graham W. J. Beal. Size: 12½" x 9½". Red boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 288 pages. Tags: detroit institute arts painting dutch 17th century painters netherlands michigan artists paintings history art design styles permanent baroque rococo european
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The Handyman In The Home: In 3 Volumes by Edited by Arthur W. Judge (£40.00)Publisher: Caxton Publishing Company — 1956Binding: Hardback Condition: Very Good. Pages lightly age-tanned otherwise a pleasant set.Description: September Reprint of the 2nd Edition. [First: 1930] Illustrated with black and white photographs & diagrams. From the preface: “As its title indicates, this work has been prepared expressly for the practical handyman desirous of undertaking a wide variety of jobs connected with the home, garden, garage and small workshop, including not only the domestic repairs and renovations that become necessary from time to time but also useful improvements and additions to the home and its contents. The keen home dweller, with a knowledge of the use of the simple tools and materials described in these volumes, can not only tackle most household repairs and additions expeditiously, but also avoid a good deal of expense. Apart from these considerations, there is always the satisfaction associated with the completion of a job that would otherwise have meant calling in someone else for the purpose. In addition to the extensive range of household repairs, fittings, furniture and other relevant items dealt with in this work, there are also a number of sections, including those on homecrafts, hobbies, sports accessories, outdoor constructions, etc., which will be found both useful and profitable to the handyman and housewife. Since many of the articles in these volumes deal with woodwork repairs and new constructions, it was considered desirable to include a comprehensive section, written by a well-known expert in such matters, on the subject of carpentry and woodworking tools, so that the reader who is not very well acquainted with the use of the latter can improve both his knowledge and experience.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 7". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 994 pages. Tags: examples ferranti temporal choosing rawlplug cleaners location formulas ragbolts fingered gate-leg concrete patterns stitches shunting tapestry frosting arterial seamless pressing imperial portiere employed schrader wireless utensils handsaws shooting ifailure trimming twaddell scissors dressing prufitol watering injector fastener grinding slater's bandages hammocks mandolin grafting lavatory ironwork basketry chenille grinders transfer fixtures charging
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Paul Klee: The Nature of Creation, Works 1914-1940 by Robert Kudielka with an essay by Bridget Riley (£36.00)Publisher: Hayward Gallery in association with Lund Humphries — 2002Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 1853322245]Condition: Very Good+. Description: From the cover: “Paul Klee: The Nature of Creation explores diversity as the mainspring of Klee’s creative practice. Drawing on Klee’s own classifications for his work, along with those of distinguished Klee scholars, this book traces the development of the artist’s rich visual language not as a single line of enquiry but as a series of movements, counter-movements and interconnections.

By the time of his death in 1940, Klee was an acknowledged modern master, his fame and influence both as an artist and a teacher recognized throughout the western world. However, his work lost prominence for

many years from the early 1960s, re-emerging into view only fairly recently. Today, taste and cultural climate appear to have changed and the breadth and significance of Klee’s work is once again heralded.

Featuring an essay by Robert Kudielka, Professor of Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art at the Universitat der Kiinste, Berlin, along with a personal response to Klee’s work by renowned British artist, Bridget Riley, this book brings to the fore the seminal role Klee had in the development of twentieth-century art and asserts the continuing relevance of his work today.”
Notes: Size: 11¼" x 9". 204 pages. Tags: klee paul 1879-1940 catalogs exhibitions studies criticism and interpretation painting modern 20th century switzerland great britain modernism art painters german swiss design styles from 1960 individual artists monographs history robert kudielka with essay bridget riley 1853322245
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Pictures in the Wallace Collection by Frederick Miller (£34.00)Publisher: C. Arthur Pearson — 1902Binding: Hardback First Edition. Condition: Good. Heavily faded at the spine and the margins of the boards. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Light spotting throughout with tanned to the blanks. Previous owners inscription to the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Illustrated with black and white & colour plates. From the introduction: “The collection of Art treasures at Hertford House, bequeathed to the nation by the widow of Sir Richard Wallace in 1897 is indeed a gift of unparalleled value and magnificence.”Notes: Size: 11½" x 9". Green Decorative boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 228 pages. Tags: wallace fine art pictures portraits paintings hertford house great painters gainsborough sir joshua reynolds romney greuze Fragonard meissonier sir thomas Lawrence ferdinand heilbuth rubens van dyck rembrandt frans hals hooch hobbema horace vernet paul delaroche laughing cavalier portrait mrs. robinson perdita portrait nelly o’brien lady frances seymour esplaglerie lady blessington judah tamar
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Representative Painters of the XIXth Century by Mrs. Arthur Bell (£31.00)Publisher: London, New York: Sampson Low, Marston & Company, E. P. Dutton & Co. — 1899Binding: Hardback Condition: Good. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding with slight fraying to the spine ends. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Pages gently tanned with scattered spotting throughout. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Plates [50]; Top edge gilt;Notes: Jacket designed by Selwyn Image. Size: 11¾" x 8¼". Decorated Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. [X]199 pages. Tags: bell selwyn image painting 19th century art painters europe
P&P: UK 1st £8.25. UK 2nd £9.24. EU Surface £12.96. EU Air £12.85. ROW Surface £12.96. ROW Air £24.22
A Tale of Old Japan: A Cantata For Soli, Chorus and Orchestra; The Poem by Alfred Noyes; The Music by S. Coleridge-Taylor by Alfred Noyes (£28.00)Publisher: Novello & Company — 1911Binding: Hardback First Edition. Condition: Very Good. Boards a little dull with spotting to the top edge of the upper board and more heavily dulled at the spine. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank. Small shop stamp to the title page. Pages lightly age-tanned with crayon to the margins of the musical score. Description: Notes: Size: 10" x 6¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Upper Board. In the Novello’s Original Octavo Edition series. 99 pages. Tags: the two painters tale old japan noyes alfred musical settings cantatas secular parts cantata for soli chorus and orchestra words string only caption title choruses mixed voices with novello’s original octavo edition first editions firsts printings 1st
P&P: UK 1st £3.38. UK 2nd £2.92. EU Surface £5.16. EU Air £5.35. ROW Surface £5.16. ROW Air £9.22
El Greco by F. J. Sánchez Cánton (£27.00)Publisher: Oldbourne Press — 1963Binding: Hardback First Edition. Condition: Good+. Gently bruised at head & tail of spine and corners, snagged at the tail of the spine. Gently faded at the spine. Text bright and tight.Description: 44 Plates in Colour, 8 Plates in Monochrome. From the introduction: “Perhaps no other artist has caused more controversy over the years than El Greco. We might compare him with Picasso, although it is true that in Picasso’s case we lack the historical perspective. But they have one thing in common: both left their native cultures to break new artistic ground. The first known comment on El Greco’s art is in the earliest existing document referring to him, a letter written in 1570 by the miniaturist Giulio Clovio, which describes the ; artist’s self-portrait as “stupefying all the painters in Rome”.”Notes: Size: 15¼" x 11¼". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 55 pages. Tags: berenson greco artist prado escosura gautier paintings venetian school madrazo delacroix baudelaire cezanne chasseriau ford viardot stirling robinson justi spanish painting cossio miquel catalonia sitges ateneo madrid Colombo Burguillos Toledo colours
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Jackson Pollock by Kirk Varnedoe with Pepe Karmel (£26.00)Publisher: London: The Tate Gallery — 1999Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 1854372769]Condition: Very Good. Lightly pulled at the head of the upper wrapper otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: Contains: Black & white photographs; Chronological tables; Colour photographs;

From the cover: “Jackson Pollock is widely considered the most challenging and influential American artist of the twentieth century. In his revolutionary paintings of the late 1940s, he dripped or poured paint into complex webs of interlacing lines, rhythmically punctuated by pools of colour. With their all over composition, seemingly total abstraction, and gestural but remarkably controlled handling of paint, these powerful works announced the emergence of Abstract Expressionism.

This sumptuously illustrated book accompanies the major Pollock exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, and the Tate Gallery, London, in 1998-99. The Tate exhibition is the first full survey of Pollock’s work to be shown in Britain in forty years. An essay by Kirk Varnedoe explores Pollock’s life, the mythology that so quickly grew up around him as the prototypical “action painter”, and the critical interpretations of his legacy. It traces the development of his work from European and American models, and discusses his powerful impact on later artists. Pepe Karmel’s innovative study of Hans Namuth’s photographs and films of Pollock at work offers new insight into the genesis of Pollock’s paintings.

Jackson Pollock includes over 200 colour reproductions of paintings, drawings, and prints, including life-sized details and foldouts of major paintings. An illustrated chronology tells the story of the artist’s life.”
Notes: Size: 9¾" x 11½". 336 pages. Tags: pollock artists united states museum art york tate gallery criticism interpretation abstract expressionism painting 20th century painters paintings usa history american theory 1854372769
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War at Sea 1939-45 by John Hamilton (£24.50)Publisher: Poole: Blandford Press — 1986Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0713716606]Condition: Very Good — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and the top corners of the boards with commensurate wear to the dust wrapper. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: 2nd impression. [First Edition: 1986] Signed by the author on the half-title page — unverified and reflected as such in the lack of premium. Jacket illustration: War Horse of the Allied Navies at Sea; Illustrated by way of: Colour Plates; Diagrams; Maps; Tables;

From the cover: “John Hamilton is acknowledged as one of the world’s leading painters of the Second World War at sea. His paintings of the war in the Pacific are on exhibition in Washington DC while a permanent site for them is being established. The series portraying the conflict in the Atlantic and European waters forms an essential part of the Imperial War Museum’s collection on board HMS Belfast in the Pool of London.

War At Sea includes 176 of his superb paintings. Careful research and the assistance of a worldwide panel of advisers have ensured great accuracy both in the events depicted and in the equipment, vessels and aircraft involved.

Above all, the paintings give a clear and dramatic impression of war at sea. They are a tribute to the courage and endurance of the sailors and marines, soldiers and airmen of all nationalities, whether on the convoys to Russia, supporting the D-Day landings or launching an assault on the Pacific islands. They do not glorify war but are dedicated to the belief that to understand it is to understand also how urgent is the need to keep the peace.

The paintings are supported by a lively text with 43 maps. Together, they make WAR at SEA a unique contribution to the literature of the Second World War.”
Notes: Foreword or introduction by Admiral of the Fleet the Lord Lewin and Admiral Arleigh Burke. Size: 14" x 10¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 272 pages. Tags: world war 1939-1945 naval operations history military battles campaigns second john hamilton admiral the fleet lord lewin and arleigh burke 0713716606 first editions firsts printings 1st
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Studies Among The Painters by J. [Joseph] Beavington Atkinson (£24.00)Publisher: Society For Promoting Christian Knowledge — 1874Binding: Hardback Condition: Good. Heavily faded at the spine with the titling now effaced. Heavily bruised at the head, tail and corners of the boards, slight fraying at the same. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank. Hinge strained at the plate facing page 71. Text complete, clean and tight otherwise. Description: Publishing date unstated, dated from references. Illustrated by way of: Engravings [17]; Consists mainly of collected papers written for the People's Magazine.Notes: Size: 10" x 7½". Bevelled Decorative Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 197 [2] pages. Tags: atkinson painting european painters europe italian spanish school dutch figure seventeenth century landscape french hogarth reynolds gainsborough wilson constable schools art
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The Eye of Man: Form and Content in Western Painting by Selden Rodman (£24.00)Publisher: New York: Devin-Adair — 1955Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Good+ — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and gubby with rubbing to the spine ends and corners. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Pastedowns and endpapers browned with pencil doodles to the rear pastedown and blank. Pages lightly age-tanned. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black and White Photographs;

From the cover: “This is the book on modern art that a new generation has been waiting for.

In these pages, inflated artistic reputations are punctured, the heads of revered critics topple, and sacrosanct movements are exposed to the glaring test of their capacity for reflecting and creating life. But, most important, Mr. Rodman describes the achievements and aims of a new group of painters who express human and spiritual values without sacrificing the vital knowledge attained by the great formalists from Cezanne to Matisse.

The Eye of Man argues powerfully for that dynamic, expressive art which avoids the pretentiousness of purely formal painting without content, and which never is debased to the level of mere illustration.

Asserting that our age has carried private painting to extremes that have caused an almost complete lack of communication between artist and public, Selden Rodman passionately affirms the place of recognizable content and spiritual values in painting.

In the course of his argument, Mr. Rodman reassesses Western art from the Byzantines to the present and analyzes from a fresh viewpoint the works of the great pictorial spokesmen for humanity: Giotto, Gruenewald, El Greco, Rembrandt, Goya, Daumier, Van Gogh, Orozco, Rouault, and Shahn — artists whose meaning and vitality have lately suffered from the rewriting of art histories by formalist aestheticians”
Notes: Size: 10¼" x 7¼". Black Spine Strip over Grey boards with Red titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 182 pages. Tags: art painting quattrocento masacci renaissance michelangelo tintoretto classicism poussin realism millet corot manet impressionists byzantine romanesque gothic expressionism munch berenson totalitarianism primitivism artist society painters
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Arts and Artists by Jeremy Kingston (£21.00)Publisher: Bloomsbury — 1989Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1870830386]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Edges of DJ somewhat ruffled.Description: From the cover: “The aim of this book is to help the reader to explore and appreciate a wide range of arts, from painting to drama, sculpture to film making. In addition to chapters on each of these arts, other chapters describe the contributions of individual artists. Devoting a double-page spread to each of 70 artists, these chapters show the human aspect of the subject. 1. The book as a whole can be read as a study in some depth of the ways in which individual artists have developed techniques of self expression in a wide range of media over the centuries. 650 illustrations, 400 in full colour”Notes: Size: 11¾" x 8½". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 336 pages. Tags: painting painters sculpture sculptors architecture building architects music great composers theater dramatists great film makers arts giotto jackson pollock monteverdi stravinsky d.w. griffith brunelleschi corbusier
P&P: UK 1st £6.75. UK 2nd £6.68. EU Surface £10.36. EU Air £10.35. ROW Surface £10.36. ROW Air £19.22

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Piero Della Francesca by Birgit Laskowski (£21.00)Publisher: Könemann — 1998Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 3829002475]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper with a small scuff mid-way to the spine. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Chronological Tables; Colour Plates;

From the cover: “As the pioneer of a new conception of art, Piero della Francesca (ca. 1420-1492) had a lasting influence on the development of Italian art in the mid-15th century. The glowing colours and spiritual calm of his compositions, and the equally powerful and sublime figures in his pictures form a highlight of Early Renaissance painting, at the same time radiating an astonishingly modern atmosphere. He succeeded as scarcely any other artist before and since in harmonizing his own philosophy of life, characterized by devoutness and spirituality, with the artistic and scientific discoveries of his age. This made Piero one of the most important artists linking the Gothic and Renaissance eras, tradition and the modern age.”
Notes: Size: 12½" x 10¾". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 120 pages. Tags: piero della francesca 1420-1492 1416 -1492 art instruction italy painters painting renaissance history individual artists european artist design styles birgit laskowski 3829002475 fiona hulsefirst editions firsts first printings 1st
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The Complete Home Makeover Book by Katie Millar (£18.50)Publisher: Index — 2000Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 1897730179]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper.Description: From the flap: “This comprehensive guide will tell how to plan and successfully carry out improvements to every aspect of your home. Fully illustrated with hundreds of step- by-step diagrams. It offers advice on how to plan and start your home improvements, then provides detailed information and expert advice.”Notes: Size: 11¼" x 8¾". 304 pages. Tags: considerations preparation decoration renovation essentials renovating bathrooms laundries wallpaper framework practical furniture carpentry pointers workroom applying painters finishes kitchens planning painting bathroom building interior plumbing ceilings kitchen special achieve heating windows matters storage turning reality dangers design colour floors making stairs paint, simple ideas doors paint green works areas walls have plan take into some what look home pain hope you diy tos for and wet out the how
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William Frith, Extraordinary Victorian Painter: A Biographical & Critical Essay by Aubrey Noakes (£18.50)Publisher: London: Jupiter Books Limited — 1978Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0906379008]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Leans slightly. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper with a small nick to the top corner of the upper panel. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Plates;Notes: Size: 10" x 8½". Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 157 pages. Tags: frith british painter criticism interpretation painters 19th century britain history england english paintings critical biographies woolwich painting brewing beers
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CHICANO VISIONS: American Painters On the Verge by Cheech Marin (£16.50)Publisher: Bullfinch Press — 2002Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0821228064]Condition: Very Good. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Plates [3]; Colour Drawings [96]; Essays by Max Benavidez, Constance Cortez & Tere Romo.

From the cover: “Chicano Visions: American Painters on the Verge is the most comprehensive survey of a remarkably dynamic, and growing, body of work. The Chicano art movement was developed outside the national and international spotlights, mainly in Los Angeles, the San Francisco Bay area, San Antonio, and other cities in south Texas. Early on, when making a name for themselves in the 1970s, Chicano artists largely worked alone and without encouragement or acknowledgment from the art community. In time, a few important groups such as Los Four, Asco, and Con Safo created a sense of identity and cohesion. But it was city life — the barrio and the street itself — that provided the ultimate stimulus and common ground for these artists, who used city walls as their first “canvas”. In the past few decades, Chicano artists have emerged as powerful agents of change and drive. Figures such as Carlos Almaraz, Mel Casas, Carmen Lomas Garza, Gronk, Wayne Healy, Adan Hernandez, Leo Limon, Frank Romero, John Valadez, Patssi Valdez, and Vincent Valdez are among the twenty-six artists showcased here; they are but a handful of the Chicano artists — overwhelmingly university or art-school trained — working in the United States today.

Cheech Marin, best known as an actor, performer, and philanthropist, is the country’s foremost collector of Chicano art. Over the years, Marin has not only actively worked to support Chicano artists but has become their friend and most ardent spokesperson. As he writes in the introduction, “With little commercial encouragement, these artists have struggled to gain acceptance in the gallery world. Many painters show their works in restaurants, coffeehouses, or wherever there is a wall and an audience. What matters is they continue to create. “ Now, through Marin’s efforts and those of many other individuals and institutions, these richly appealing works are available to the public in this landmark publication.

At the core of Chicano Visions is a portfolio of ninety-six stunning paintings, largely drawn from Marin’s own collection. Three essays by leading scholars in the field, an introduction and commentaries on the works by Cheech Marin, and biographies of the artists combine to make this an invaluable art and reference book.

Chicano Visions is supported by a major art and cultural exhibition that will travel to fifteen U. S. cities over a five-year period.”
Notes: Size: 10½" x 9½". 160 pages. Tags: marin 0821228064 9780821228067 mexican american art hispanic culture religion politics gronk patssi valdez carlos almaraz frida kahlo diego rivera painting chicano traditional pop influences
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Georges De La Tour by Christopher Wright (£13.00)Publisher: Phaidon Press — 1977Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0714818070]Condition: Good. A pleasant enough reading copy. Description: Illustrated with colour photographs. From the cover: “Georges de La Tour (1593-1652) remained relatively unknown until the twentieth century, when it was realized that he was one of the greatest painters of candle-lit scenes who ever lived.

Tantalizingly little is known about his life, most of which was spent in the small town of Luneville, a few miles from Nancy, the capital of the Duchy of Lorraine. Although La Tour’s times were torn by war and pestilence, his art reflects little of this. At his greatest, he concentrated on simple, peaceful scenes, which achieve, through dramatic lighting effects, a monumental calm and simplicity.

This book reproduces almost all La Tour’s known surviving output — just under forty pictures — including some which have been recently cleaned. They range from the early peasant scenes of beggars brawling and courtesans cheating at cards to his mature work, which acts as a total contrast, in its measured simplicity, to the nervous style of his early years.

Christopher Wright has played a large part in La Tour’s re-emergence as a great artist. His full-scale study, Georges de La Tour, written with Benedict Nicolson in 1974, established a more comprehensive list of La Tour’s works and their chronology than any previous study..”
Notes: Size: 12" x 9". Burgundy boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. In the Phaidon Colour Plate series. 48 pages. Tags: 0714818070 biographies christopher colour critical french georges mesnil paintings phaidon plate studies tour wright
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Learning to Glow: A Nuclear Reader by Edited by John Bradley (£13.00)Publisher: University of Arizona Press — 2000Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0816519560]Condition: Good+. Gently rubbed at the edges of the spine and wraps.Description: First in this, paperback, edition. From the cover: “Atomic energy has been cloaked in secrecy by government, industry, and the military, but for many Americans the effects of radiation have been less than secret. Just ask the radium workers in Ottawa, Illinois, the “downwinders” of Utah, or unsuspecting veterans of the Gulf War. When told from the perspective of ordinary people, nuclear history takes on a much different tone from that of the tranquil voices of authority who always told us we had nothing to fear. In Learning to Glow, writers such as Scott Russell Sanders, Terry Tempest Williams, and Barbara Kingsolver reveal the psychic and emotional fallout of the Cold War and of subsequent developments in nuclear science. Here are stories of and by ordinary people who have suffered the consequences of the decisions made by those in power — stories that will challenge readers to re-examine their preconceptions about the way we deal with issues of nuclear arms and radioactive waste.”Notes: Size: 9" x 6". 317 pages. Tags: administration classification comprehensive justification environmental contamination unforgettable relationship installation alternatives exploitation contaminated anti-nuclear chernousenko spirituality technologies ibragimbekov levi-strauss condemnation downwinders radiophobia strangelove chelyabinsk reservation minneapolis holocaust's elimination anniversary preparation pro-nuclear underground deformities researchers engineering oppenheimer petrosyants environment radioactive aboveground experiments albuquerque corporation undeveloped children's propaganda radhabinod regulatory prometheus inhalation facilities vusamazulu
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Raphael by ANON. (£13.00)Publisher: The Medici Society — UndatedBinding: Paperback Condition: Good. Wraps tanned. Occasional light spotting, plates unaffected.Description: No. 4. 16 pasted on colour plates. From the introduction: “Raphael Sanzio was born at Urbino in 1483. He was the son of Giovanni Santi, an artist of some note at the small court of the Duke of Montefeltro. Raphael’s first master was Timoteo Viti, the Bolognese painter and pupil of Francia. Viti, having left his old home, Urbino, returned to it in 1495 and for the following five years Raphael worked under him.”. In the Masters in Colour series. Notes: Size: 10¼" x 7½". Tags: raphael umbrian school sanzio italian painters renaissance leonardo michelangelo fra bartolomeo florentine masters.
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Spiral by Joseph Geary (£13.00)Publisher: Simon & Schuster — 2003Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0743232038]Condition: Near Fine - in Near Fine DJ.Description: Somewhere along the road Nicholas Greer got lost. The life of Frank Spira, the controversial British painter he's been researching for the past six years, has become more real to him than his own. But the book's written now. Finished. At least it looks that way until he gets a call telling him that Spira's ex-lover, Jacob Grossman, a man who went missing twenty-six years ago, a man everyone thought was dead, is in Manhattan, a street person now, an eighty-four year old bum. 418pp. Size: 8vo Medium (8" x 5½" approx.)Tags: Greer Grossman painters Spira 0743232038
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The Barkers of Bath by ANON. (£13.00)Publisher: Bath Museums Service — 1986Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0901303216]Condition: Very Good. Gently rubbed at the edges of the spine and wraps.Description: Illustrated with photographs, in colour & black and white. Victoria Art Gallery, Bath 17 May — 28 June 1986. This exhibition which is being staged to coincide with the 1986 Bath Festival is the first to survey fully the work of the Barker family of artists.Notes: Size: 10¼" x 8¼". 64 pages. Tags: barker family bath benjamin barker dynasty artists newark-on-trent topographical landscape painters rich aristocratic portraits miniatures higgins livery stables kingsmead street george henry loxton
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Under Siege: Literary Life in London 1939-45 by Robert Hewison (£13.00)Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson — 1977Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0297773267]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. DJ a little grubby with a couple of small nicks in top edge, no loss. Corners very gently bumped.Description: Drawing on the rich store of wartime writing and on the memories of survivors, this is a brilliant recreation of Britain's cultural life between 1939 and 1945. In this comprehensive study of the artistic scene of the period, the author describes the difficulties of being a writer under both civilian and military conditions, and presents a vivid picture of the lives and works of writers, poets and painters in Britain during the Second World War.16pp B&W illustrations.Tags: London, wartime, life, difficulties, artists
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Raphael: The Life and the Legacy by David Thompson (£12.50)Publisher: British Broadcasting Corporation [B.B.C./BBC] — 1983Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0563201495]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Gently bruised at head of spine and top corners with commensurate ruffling to the DJ.Description: Illustrated with colour & black and white plates. From the cover: “It was just thirty-seven years from Raphael’s birth in Urbino in 1483 to his death, at the height of his powers and on the threshold of new developments. Few artists have been as loved and admired in their own lifetime and few indeed — even among the glittering pantheon of Raphael’s own High Renaissance contemporaries — as prolific and successful. This, the quincentenary of his birth is, as David Thompson insists, a timely opportunity to strip from Raphael the centuries-long accretions of idolatry, and to recapture what it is that his art sets out to express.Notes: Size: 10" x 7½". Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 256 pages. Tags: raphael painters composition figure-drawing art academies pre-raphaelite brotherhood raphael-legacy fresco the school athens european culture italian renaissance marcantonio raimondi
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Royal Artists: From Mary Queen of Scots to the Present Day by Jane Roberts (£12.50)Publisher: London: Grafton — 1987Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0246130156]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Front flap slightly creased otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs; Genealogical Tables;

From the cover: “The art of drawing has always been considered a princely attribute, and members of the British Royal Family have been extraordinarily active in pursuing a wide variety of artistic ventures.

In this book Jane Roberts, Curator of the Print Room at Windsor Castle, tells the story of this prodigious activity for the first time, illustrating her narrative from the surviving works in the Royal Collection and elsewhere, and revealing the splendid artistic and historical riches of a royal treasure trove spanning five fascinating centuries.”
Notes: Foreword or introduction by H.R.H. The Duke of Edinburgh. Size: 10½" x 8". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XI] 234 pages. Tags: kings rulers artists britain royal history painters art british 20th century 19th visual arts families critical artists royalty family imperial portraits patronage isles monarchs england
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The Price Guide to English Watercolours 1750 - 1900 by Denis Thomas & Ian Bennett (£12.50)Publisher: Antique Collectors' Club — 1971Binding: Hardback Condition: Good. A reasonable reading copy only. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding, a little soiled and marks. Pages lightly age-tanned with some light soiling in places. Text complete, clean, for the most part, and tight.Description: Notes: Size: 8" x 10". Navy Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. In the Price Guide series. 338 pages. Tags: abbot albert all-colour and angelo arthur atkins bargain barret barrett blake body-colour bonington brabazon bright british brush burne-tones callow cattermole clarkson claude collectable collecting collectors collier constable copley cotman cox cozens cristall david different downman drawings early elba english fielding finch finest francis frederick fripp george girtin glover goodwin guides
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Favourite Poems by Henry Lawson (£12.00)Publisher: Carmel Press — 1993Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0908048114]Condition: Near Fine - in Near Fine DJ.Description: A selection of Lawson's poems combined with the work of Australian landscape painters of the period give a new insight into the lives of ordinary Australians during the latter part of the nineteenth century. Illustrated with colour plates. Size: Crown Octavo
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The Barkers of Bath by ANON. (£12.00)Publisher: Bath Museums Service — 1986Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0901303216]Condition: Near Fine.Description: Illustrated with photographs, in colour & black and white. Victoria Art Gallery, Bath 17 May — 28 June 1986. This exhibition which is being staged to coincide with the 1986 Bath Festival is the first to survey fully the work of the Barker family of artists.Notes: Size: 10¼" x 8¼". 64 pages. Tags: barker family bath benjamin barker dynasty artists newark-on-trent topographical landscape painters rich aristocratic portraits miniatures higgins livery stables kingsmead street george henry loxton
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Frondes Agrestes by John Ruskin (£11.50)Publisher: George Allen — 1899Binding: Hardback Condition: Good. Gently bruised at head & tail of spine and corners, frayed slightly at the head of the spine. Leans slightly. Previous owners inscription to first blank. Pages very gently age-tanned.Description: 24th Impression. All edges gilt. Readings in ‘modern painters’ — chosen at her pleasure, by the author’s friend, the younger lady of the Thwaite, Coniston.Notes: Size: 7" x 4¾". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 184 pages. Tags: principles art power imagination plants flowers education moralities painters art artists landscapes portraits oil painting
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Love Without Grace by Luciana D'Arad (£11.50)Publisher: Frederick Muller — 1963Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Good Dustwrapper. Unlaminated dustwrapper a little edgeworn and faded with fraying at the head of the spine. Edges of the textblock lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight if a touch musty.Description: Laura is a successful stage and screen actress, at the peak of her career, her husband has been killed in a car crash. After the casual affairs, she has fallen in love again — with Paolo, whose wife is not prepared to discard her marriage.Notes: Size: 8" x 5¼". Blue boards with Black titling to the Spine. 223 pages. Tags: intricate corrupt glittering emotionally hectic life socialites rome milan aristocratic film-stars best-selling novelists fashionable painters interlocking relationships killed car-smash casual affairs fallen love again complex relationship tormented people tragedy profoundly shocking book
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Our Favourite Painters by Stewart Dick (£11.50)Publisher: T. N. Foulis — 1923Binding: Hardback Condition: Good. Some rubbing at extremities. Bumped at head & tail of spine and corners. Leading edges grubby and roughly cut with some loss. Prize plate to the pastedown.Description: Illustrated with pasted on colour and B&W plates. 2pp. Publishers advertisements to the rear.Notes: Size: 8" x 5¼". Blue boards with Black titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 318 pages. Tags: ford madox brown sir john everett millais william holman hunt dante gabriel rossetti sir edward burne-jones alfred stevens george frederick watts fredbric lord leighton james m’neill whistler scottish painters pre-raphaelite victorian painters art history art critics painting artists engravings portraitists
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Dali by Robert Descharnes (£10.50)Publisher: Thames & Hudson — 1988Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0500080194]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank.Description: With 128 illustrations, 40 in colour. Reprint [1985]. From the cover: “« EVERY MORNING upon awakening, I experience a supreme pleasure: that of being Salvador Dali, and I ask I myself, wonderstruck, what prodigious thing will he do today, this Salvador Dali » writes the artist. This splendid book leads us through the fabulous world of dreams, hallucinations, phantasms and fractured reality that Dali has created. Illustrations and words are combined in a masterly fashion to show the private world of a genius, a world that, in its myriad details, speaks to all of us.

Dali is a brilliant painter and draftsman. From his birth in Figueras, Spain, we follow his extraordinary career in art, his exuberant public life, and his prolific activities in many areas. In the late 1920s Dali was a leading Surrealist, probing the irrational and subconscious in his paintings. After being expelled from his circle, he struck out independently: his style, whether Cubist, abstract, realistic, paranoiac-critical, or stereoscopic, was always completely his own.

The author, Robert Descharnes, a long-time friend of Dali, is the most authoritative writer on the artist. He relates the events of Dali’s personal life and of the amazing couple, Dali/Gala; he analyzes his major paintings and the sketches leading to them; he discusses Dali’s writings, his work for the theatre, movies, ballets, and book illustrating. A wonderful guide, Descharnes comments in detail about the volume’s forty remarkable full-page colour plates.

In this book, a unique and scintillating world is presented to us, a world made possible only when reality, imagination, madness and passion are mixed in Dalinian ways.”
Notes: Size: 12¼" x 9¼". Grey boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. Tags: 20th and biography century criticism dali dali´ drawing interpretation literature painters painting poetry salvador sculpting sculpture signing spain spanish surrealism surrealist
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Randolph Caldecott, Lord of the Nursery by Rodney K. Engen (£10.50)Publisher: Bloomsbury — 1988Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1870630459]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper slightly age-toned with a 1" closed, slightly untidy, tear to the head of the upper panel at the join. Price Clipped. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated with line drawings. From the cover: “During his short life Randolph Caldecott became one of the most popular and respected illustrators of his era. Working at the height of Victorian Aestheticism and industrialisation, he turned for inspiration to nature and the stable rural society of eighteenth-century England. His skill lay in translating minutely observed scenes of people, animals and every-day events into drawings and paintings executed with a masterly economy of line and an unsurpassed feeling for colour. He had a rare humour which saw all the folly and vanity of man, yet portrayed them with frankness and love.

Rodney Engen charts Caldecott’s life from his humble beginnings in a small village and his early life as a bank clerk. His talent soon brought him commissions from the Graphic, Illustrated London News and The Pictorial World and he was a regular contributor to these and other periodicals throughout his career. Caldecott’s most important contribution to English illustration, however, was his famous series of children’s Picture Books, superb editions of illustrated nursery rhymes and stories, engraved and colour-printed by that master of his trade, Edmund Evans. The House that Jack Built and John Gilpin were published in 1878, the first of sixteen titles to appear over a period of eight years. The Picture Books were subsequently published in many editions, winning Caldecott international renown and earning him the epithet ‘Lord of the Nursery’.

In this volume Rodney Engen has brought together for the first time a comprehensive selection of Caldecott’s work, including not only his best-known illustrations to books and periodicals, but also his less familiar oil paintings and sculpture, together with a complete catalogue of Caldecott’s oeuvre. Mr. Engen is an authority on illustrators of the Victorian era, his first book being an illustrated account of Caldecott’s contemporary, Walter Crane. His Kate Greenaway has recently been published in the same series and he is currently engaged on a full-scale, definitive biography of this artist..”
Notes: Size: 11¾" x 8¾". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 104 pages. Tags: 0901673137 1870630459 19th and art british caldecott catalogue catalogues century city county engen england english exhibition exhibitions exhibits galleries gallery greater held illustrations illustrator illustrators manchester metropolitan names other painter painters randolph rodney
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The MacMillan Encyclopaedia of Art by Edited by Bernard L. Myers & Trewin Copplestone (£10.50)Publisher: Papermac — 1981Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0333324188]Condition: Very Good. Light reading creases to the spine. Slight age-tanning to the margins of the wrappers. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Illustrated with photographs, in colour & black and white. First in this, paperback, edition.Notes: Size: 10¼" x 7½". 320 pages. Tags: abstract and architects architecture art books cathedrals cave classical comprehensive dictionaries drawings first from great greek guide interested major painters painting periods sculptors sculpture stimulating styles the works world
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The Materials and Techniques of Painting by Jonathan Stephenson (£10.50)Publisher: Thames & Hudson — 1989Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 050023535X]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs; Diagrams;

From the cover: “In the distant past, all artists inherited a tried and tested body of knowledge on materials and techniques while apprenticed in their masters’ workshop. Much of this lore has been lost to recent generations, however, and today’s painters — often working in isolation and with little training – lack authoritative guidance on the basics of their craft.

This practical manual restores to contemporary painters the heritage that is truly theirs by providing a single reliable source of vital information. Designed for use both as a textbook and for quick reference, it forms an invaluable guide for both the beginner and the advanced practitioner. Here are full details of pigments, media — from oils, resins and gums to glues, egg and the synthetics — and fillers; types of support (wood, cloth, paper, stone, walls); and studio equipment, from brushes and palettes to painting knives and easels. Throughout, the author demonstrates functions that are too often taken for granted, or little understood, and explains why particular raw materials are used, as well as how they are prepared.

Clear, readable descriptions, accompanied by full-colour demonstrations, offer a complete introduction to the major traditional techniques of painting — oil, tempera, water-colour, even fresco — and to more recent innovations, such as acrylics and silica painting.

With hundreds of specially prepared illustrations, this remarkable book reveals the vital link between the various media and makes the case for a systematic approach to painting in which materials are working for, and not against, the artist.

From the first essentials of laying a palette and applying paint, to hints on how to varnish, frame and preserve the finished work, The Materials and Techniques of Painting is undoubtedly the one essential and enduring work of reference for every contemporary artist.”
Notes: Size: 10½" x 8¾". Grey boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 192 pages. Tags: painting technique artists materials paintings techniques art jonathan stephenson 050023535x first editions firsts printings 1st
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The National Gallery Companion Guide by Erika Langmuir (£10.50)Publisher: National Gallery Publications — 1997Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 185709218X]Condition: Very Good. Light reading creases to the spine. Previous owners' inscription and ex-libris stamp to the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs; Plans;

From the cover: “The Companion Guide introduces art lovers to one of the richest and most representative collections of Western European paintings in the world, including famous works by the greatest painters — Piero della Francesca, Titian, Rembrandt, Rubens, Velazquez, Ingres, Degas and many others — and masterpieces by less familiar artists.

Through her commentaries on 200 of the National Gallery’s finest works of art, Erika Langmuir enables the visitor and reader to trace the history of European painting from the thirteenth to the twentieth century, to develop an eye for style, technique, imagery and genre, and to appreciate the talents of individual artists producing paintings for different locations and patrons, in a variety of artistic and cultural contexts”
Notes: Size: Trade Paperback (9¼" x 6"). 344 pages. Tags: national gallery great britain catalogs painting european england london guid art instruction architecture individual architect techniques collections exhibitions museum historic sites guides erika langmuir 0300061331
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Particular Pleasures: Being a Personal Record of Some Varied Arts and Many Different Artists by J. B. [John Boynton] Priestley (£9.50)Publisher: Heinemann — 1975Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0434603643]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper with nicks at the spine ends and corners. Price Clipped. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs; Colour Drawings;

From the cover: “As readers of his very successful social histories, such as The Edwardians and Victoria’s Heyday, will have realized, Mr Priestley is a shrewd, sensitive and wide-ranging critic not only of literature but also of the visual arts, music and drama.

In this new book, which has given him — so he tells us — especial pleasure in the writing, he recalls the pleasure that he has derived in a long life from particular artists and paintings, music and musicians, plays, films, and actors and actresses.

He has the gift of summing up briefly yet with exceptional understanding the especial merits of painters as diverse as Turner and de Stael, Gainsborough and Vuillard, Watteau and Bonnard, Cezanne and Sickert. He has a profound knowledge of music — he is indeed an ardent pianist himself — and he expresses with great sensitivity the delight he has had from a variety of very different kinds of music. He is as illuminating on Bartok and Bruckner as he is on Mahler and Walton.

As one of the great playwrights of our time he has an intimate practical knowledge of the theatre, and his vignettes of great stage and screen scenes and acting performances of the past seventy years are as vivid as any dramatic critic could provide, and they have the special value of frequently being based upon personal experiences in production and rehearsal.

One of the most delightful elements in the book is a series of essays on notable ‘clowns’ — analyses of the special comic attributes of such funny men as W. C. Fields and the Marx Brothers, Jacques Tati and Buster Keaton, Crock and The Fratellini, Morecambe and Wise.

The book is illustrated with marvellous examples in colour of the paintings he has enjoyed, and evocative portraits of the musicians, the actors and actresses and the clowns whose performances he celebrates.”
Notes: Size: 10" x 7". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 192 pages. Tags: arts european history american artists art appreciation english fiction john boynton priestley 0434603643 first editions firsts printings 1st
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Pictures of Fidelman: An Exhibition by Bernard Malamud (£9.50)Publisher: London: Eyre & Spottiswoode — 1969Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper sunned at the spine with a 1½" closed, tape-repair, tear to the head of the lower panel and further rubbing to the edges. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Previous owners' gift inscription to the first blank. Description: Notes: Size: 8" x 5½". Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 175 pages. Tags: fiction novels literature stories story novella editions firsts first printings 1st painters italy rome comedy adventure refugee comic york state failure painter critical study giotto
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Some Flowers by Vita Sackville-West (£9.50)Publisher: Harry N. Abrams — 1993Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0810938375]Condition: Very Good — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Small closed tear to the head of the spine, some very light marks to the lower panel. Text bright and tight.Description: Illustrated with colour line drawings. From the cover: “The author has selected blooms that are lovely in shape, colouring, marking, and texture — ‘flowers which painters have delighted, or should delight, to paint’ — and she shows a painterly sensitivity in the words she uses to depict them. Her delightful essays are a magical lesson in looking closely at flowers. The text is not only a series of poetic descriptions, it is also full of useful growing hints and suggestions as to the perfect places to plant each flower, advice that is, of course, still relevant today.Notes: Illustrated by Graham Rust. Size: 10¼" x 7¼". 111 pages. Tags: flowers floristry display house plant iris reticulata tulipa clusiana rosa mundi dianthus caesius salpiglossis lilium regale primula littoniana witchhazel fritillary bartley strain tigridias tiger-flower vita sackville-west graham rust 9780810938373 first editions firsts printings 1st
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The Life and Works of Botticelli by Edmund Swinglehurst (£9.50)Publisher: Parragon — 1994Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 1858136016]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper.Description: Notes: Size: 8" x 8". Pictorial boards. 79 pages. Tags: alessandro and art artist’s biography botticelli brief criticism filipepi great history humanist ideas individualism interpretation italy mariano new painters painting prov sandro style the was works
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Time Is But the Stream: The Story of Jessica - A Most Unusal Artist by John Cartwright (£9.50)Publisher: Regency Press — 1997Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0721209904]Condition: Very Good. Previous owners' inscription to the title page otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: Notes: Size: 8¼" x 5¾". 144 pages. Tags: john cartwright 0721209904 jessica landscape painters england biography george benjamin spiritualists
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Trails Plowed Under: Stories of the Old West by Charles M. [Marion] Russell (£9.50)Publisher: Bison Books — 1996Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0803289618]Condition: Very Good. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Drawings;Notes: Foreword or introduction by Will Rogers & Brian W. Dippie. Size: Trade Paperback (9" x 6"). [XXXIV] 210 pages. Tags: cowboys west painters social customs art ranch history 0803289618 9780803289611
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The Legacy and Other Poems by François Villon (£8.50)Publisher: Agenda Editions — 1971Binding: Paperback Condition: Good. Unlaminated wrappers a little edgeworn and faded with heavier sunning to the spine. Upper wrapper slighty curled. Edges of the text block lightly tanned.Description: First in this, paperback, edition limited to 400 copies of which this is No. 386Notes: Size: C Format (8½" x 5¼"). 27 pages. Tags: agenda and civilization copies dale editions english franc¸ois french from into limited medieval numbered painters peter poetry poets press texts translations villon
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John Singer Sargent: His Portrait by Stanley Olson (£7.50)Publisher: Barrie & Jenkins — 1989Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0712635025]Condition: Good. A pleasant enough reading copy. Leans. Light reading creases to the faded spine. Pages lightly age-tanned. Description: First in this, paperback, edition. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs;Notes: Size: C Format (8½" x 5¼"). 309 pages. Tags: sargent john singer 1856-1925 biography painters united states painting american modern 19th century 20th stanley olson 0712635025
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Evelyn by Evelyn Doyle (£5.50)Publisher: Orion — 2003Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0752842862]Condition: Very Good. Light reading creases to the spine.Description: From the cover: “Desmond Doyle, 29, a painter and decorator, is married with six children and living in the infamous Fatima Mansions in Dublin in 1953. One day he comes home to find his wife has left him. He decides to go to England to find work and is advised to put his children into the state Industrial Schools system for a short time until he returns. When he returns he is told to his horror that the children have been consigned to the state until they are 16. This is the story of how Desmond Doyle fought the Irish legal system to change the law and win back his family. Told through the eyes of Evelyn, Desmond’s nine-year-old daughter, this is a moving and poignant true story, beautifully told..”Notes: Size: A Format (7" x 4½"). 227 pages. Tags: 0752842862 and autobiography biography care child childhood children conditions control desmond divorced doyle dublin evelyn family father freedom freedoms house institutional ireland other painters parents political relationships science security social youth
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Water Gardening by Siegfried Stein (£5.50)Publisher: Aura — 1994Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0947793100]Condition: Good. A pleasant enough reading copy. Gently rubbed at the edges of the spine and wrappers. Previous owners' inscription to the reverse of the upper wrapper.Description: Illustrated with colour photographs and diagrams. From the cover: “WATER GARDENING gives you detailed instructions on how to build a wide range of different water gardens. A comprehensive selection of aquatic plants is provided together with suggestions for fish and other livestock, as well as advice on common pool problems and pool maintenance.”Notes: Size: 8" x 6". In the Step-By-Step Garden Guides series. 96 pages. Tags: aquatics bitterling bog bory brooklime buckler cabbage canadian celestials ceratopi chain clay cloudy constructing cowslip crested cultivar dwarf egyptian excrescence fem ferns floating flowering foliage freshwater galingale gardening gardens glaucous golden goldflsh heating heliotrope himalayan hornwort japanese larvae latour leaf leaved lighting lilies lily liners livestock loosestrife lotus managing marginal marliac
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Evelyn by Evelyn Doyle (£4.00)Publisher: Orion — 2003Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0752842862]Condition: Good. A pleasant enough reading copy. Light reading creases to the spine. Leans slightly. Pages gently age tanned. Description: From the cover: “Desmond Doyle, 29, a painter and decorator, is married with six children and living in the infamous Fatima Mansions in Dublin in 1953. One day he comes home to find his wife has left him. He decides to go to England to find work and is advised to put his children into the state Industrial Schools system for a short time until he returns. When he returns he is told to his horror that the children have been consigned to the state until they are 16. This is the story of how Desmond Doyle fought the Irish legal system to change the law and win back his family. Told through the eyes of Evelyn, Desmond’s nine-year-old daughter, this is a moving and poignant true story, beautifully told..”Notes: Size: A Format (7" x 4½"). 227 pages. Tags: 0752842862 and autobiography biography care child childhood children conditions control desmond divorced doyle dublin evelyn family father freedom freedoms house institutional ireland other painters parents political relationships science security social youth
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Tulip Fever by Deborah Moggach (£4.00)Publisher: Vintage — 2000Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0099288850]Condition: Good. An adequate reading copy only. Leans heavily. Pages lightly age-tanned.Description: First in this, paperback, edition. Illustrated by way of: Colour Plates;

From the cover: “Amsterdam in the 1630s: considered by its inhabitants to be the wealthiest city in the world. For do they not possess the richness of art, literature, music and the refinement of society, in addition to commercial wealth?

The painters of the time are busy: the city’s inhabitants intend to guarantee their immortality with gold. Sitting for such a portrait is Sophia Sandvoort, beside her elderly husband Cornelis. They are surrounded by objects showing her husband’s piety, yet he has not been able to resist including a tulip, its petals full and on the point of dropping. For Cornelis, like many of his fellow Dutchmen, has made money from the speculation on this exotic flower and its bulbs.

As the painter, Jan van Loos, starts to capture Sophia’s likeness on his canvas so a slow passion begins to burn. And as the execution of the painting unfolds, so a slow dance is begun between the household’s inhabitants. Ambitions, desires and dreams breed a grand deception, and as the lies multiply, events move towards a thrilling and tragic climax.”
Notes: Size: B Format (7¾" x 5¼"). 259 pages. Tags: women netherlands amsterdam history 17th century fiction tulip mania portrait painters 1634-1637 deborah moggach 043400779x historical modern
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Tulip Fever by Deborah Moggach (£4.00)Publisher: Vintage — 2000Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 9780099288855]Condition: Good. A pleasant enough reading copy. Leans. Gently rubbed at the edges of the spine and wrappers.Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Plates;

From the cover: “Amsterdam in the 1630s: considered by its inhabitants to be the wealthiest city in the world. For do they not possess the richness of art, literature, music and the refinement of society, in addition to commercial wealth?

The painters of the time are busy: the city’s inhabitants intend to guarantee their immortality with gold. Sitting for such a portrait is Sophia Sandvoort, beside her elderly husband Cornelis. They are surrounded by objects showing her husband’s piety, yet he has not been able to resist including a tulip, its petals full and on the point of dropping. For Cornelis, like many of his fellow Dutchmen, has made money from the speculation on this exotic flower and its bulbs.

As the painter, Jan van Loos, starts to capture Sophia’s likeness on his canvas so a slow passion begins to burn. And as the execution of the painting unfolds, so a slow dance is begun between the household’s inhabitants. Ambitions, desires and dreams breed a grand deception, and as the lies multiply, events move towards a thrilling and tragic climax.”
Notes: Size: B Format (7¾" x 5¼"). Tags: women netherlands amsterdam history 17th century fiction tulip mania portrait painters 1634-1637 deborah moggach 043400779x
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Van Gogh by Melissa Mcquillan (£4.00)Publisher: Thames & Hudson — 1989Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 050020232X]Condition: Good. A pleasant enough reading copy. Notably rubbed at the outside edges of the covers and spine. Leans. Edges of the text block lightly tanned.Description: First in this, paperback, edition. 168 illustrations, 25 in colour. From the cover: “Van Gogh, the painter whose work was one of the major inspirations for twentieth-century art, is given a fresh and thorough appraisal in this comprehensive new study. Placing the artist in the context of his time, Melissa McQuillan looks at the influences on his life and work and discusses his paintings in depth. Van Gogh’s letters to his brother Theo and other artists, particularly Gauguin, are also examined. The author argues that Van Gogh’s works were products of his deliberate engagement with contemporary artistic questions and of his experience as an art dealer. His subsequent reputation, the mythology that grew up after his death, the debates between naturalism and modernity and the social implications of Van Gogh’s imagery — all arc studied in full in this lucid account of an artist who sold only one painting during his life but whose works now command the highest prices in the world.”Notes: Size: 8¼" x 5¾". In the World of Art series. 216 pages. Tags: and biography criticism dutch gogh illustrations interpretation netherlands painters paintings studies van vincent
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