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1969 Edgar Wind Giorgione Tempesta Poetic Allegories Renaissance First Edition
1969 Edgar Wind Giorgione Tempesta Poetic Allegories Renaissance First Edition

Price: £70.00

A first edition of this book examining the life and work of Venitian Renaissance artist Giorgione, with particular emphasis on his painting The Tempest.The meaning of the work has 'haunted many generations of scholars' and is described...

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1969 Pietro Longhi Paintings and Drawing Complete Ed Terisio Pignatti First Ed
1969 Pietro Longhi Paintings and Drawing Complete Ed Terisio Pignatti First Ed

Price: £35.00

A first edition copy of this work of art history the life and career of Pietro Longhi. Held in the original price-clipped dustwrapper, this work is profusely illustrated throughout. First edition....

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1969 Pilotell Caricatures Illustrated Signed Charles Feld Dessinateur Communard
1969 Pilotell Caricatures Illustrated Signed Charles Feld Dessinateur Communard

Price: £47.00

A scarce collection of works from the French cartoonist known as Pilotell.Facsimile signature from Pilotell to front free end-paper dated to 1879. Numerous illustrated plates showing Pilotell's work, a photographic...

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1969 The British Institution 1806-1867 Algernon Graves Facsimile Dustwrapper
1969 The British Institution 1806-1867 Algernon Graves Facsimile Dustwrapper

Price: £50.00

A facsimile reprint of the 1875 work on the titles exhibited at the British Institution, complied by the art historian Algernon Graves. A facsimile reprint of this work, which was originally...

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1969 The Man Who Drew the 20th Century Cartoons H M Bateman First Edition
1969 The Man Who Drew the 20th Century Cartoons H M Bateman First Edition

Price: £45.00

A collection of drawings by popular 20th century illustrator, H M Bateman. The first edition. Bateman was noted for his 'The Man Who..' series of cartoons, featuring comically exaggerated...

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1969 The Society of Artists of Great Britain Algernon Graves Dictionary of Contributors
1969 The Society of Artists of Great Britain Algernon Graves Dictionary of Contributors

Price: £30.00

A dictionary of contributors to the Society of Artists of Great Britain and the Free Society of Artists. First thus, the first edition of this facsimile reprint. The true first edition was...

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1969-71 3vols Water Colour Painting in Britain Martin Hardie Victorian Romantic
1969-71 3vols Water Colour Painting in Britain Martin Hardie Victorian Romantic

Price: £165.00

Three volumes of this reference work.Illustrated throughout with numerous examples of paintings.Volume III is a second impression. Volume II is a reprint. Volume I is a reprint.This work covers water-colour painting in Britain in the...

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1970 & 1974 2vol FRANS HALS by Seymour SLIVE
1970 & 1974 2vol FRANS HALS by Seymour SLIVE

Price: £155.99

Volumes two and three of Slive's Frans Hals. A nice clean set. Bound in cloth with gilt lettering and a clipped dustwrapper. First editions. Volume two is a volume of plates, and three is a catalogue. Frans Hals (c15801666)...

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1970 2vol MILITARY Drawings & Paintings
1970 2vol MILITARY Drawings & Paintings

Price: £95.99

A nice clean copy of Miller and Dawney's Military Drawings and Paintings.  Bound in red cloth with gilt lettering and clipped dustwrappers. With tipped in colour plates. First edition. Archibald Elliot Haswell Miller (1887-1979)...

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1970 ART Greek GEMS & Finger RINGS by Boardman FIRST
1970 ART Greek GEMS & Finger RINGS by Boardman FIRST

Price: £99.99

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1970 Art Greek Gems and Finger Rings Bronze Age to Late Classical Boardman
1970 Art Greek Gems and Finger Rings Bronze Age to Late Classical Boardman

Price: £60.00

A first edition of this study of Ancient Greek jewellery, from the early Bronze Age to the fourth century B.C.Containing information on the methods used to create the jewellery, and the origins of the many different forms of decoration.With...

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1970 Boardman Greek Gems and Finger Rings Bronze Age to Late Classical Photos
1970 Boardman Greek Gems and Finger Rings Bronze Age to Late Classical Photos

Price: £99.99

A first edition of this study of Ancient Greek jewellery, from the early Bronze Age to the fourth century B.C.Containing information on the methods used to create the jewellery, and the origins of the many different forms of decoration.With...

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1970 Early English Watercolours Iolo A Williams Illus Dustwrapper Drawings
1970 Early English Watercolours Iolo A Williams Illus Dustwrapper Drawings

Price: £70.00

A exemplary look into the early history of English Watercolour painting, by Iolo A. Williams. Profusely illustrated to the rear of the volume. A 1970's reprint copy of this work by Iolo A....

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1970 Early English Watercolours Iolo Williams Edward Croft Murray
1970 Early English Watercolours Iolo Williams Edward Croft Murray

Price: £64.99

A history of English watercolour painting from Iolo A. Williams. Reprint of the 1952 edition. Illustrated throughout with many plates, including a coloured frontispiece. Including chapters on Dayes, Girtin, Turner, Cox, and de Wint....

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1970 French Prints of the 20th Century Roger Passeron First Edition
1970 French Prints of the 20th Century Roger Passeron First Edition

Price: £23.99

A profusely illustrated survey of 20th century French prints. Features Renoir, Gauguin, Mattise, and many others. With some lovely pasted in colour illustrations.

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1970 French Prints of the Twentieth Century Roger Passeron Illustrated First
1970 French Prints of the Twentieth Century Roger Passeron Illustrated First

Price: £49.99

The first English edition of this guide to French prints, with information on influential French artists. Containing information on the techniques used, and studies of specific paintings, includuing Matisse's Odaliqsue in a Net...

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1970 Hello - Where Did All the People Go Ronald Searle Snails Illustrated
1970 Hello - Where Did All the People Go Ronald Searle Snails Illustrated

Price: £60.00

A collection of humorous drawings by Ronald Searle. The flyleaf notes 'The Snail, hiding in that vulnerable gray, sensitive self in a fantasy of color and form. How could satirist Ronald Searle...

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1970 Illuminated MANUSCRIPTS in the BODLEIAN Library
1970 Illuminated MANUSCRIPTS in the BODLEIAN Library

Price: £119.99

A useful illustrated research guide for illuminated manuscripts found in the Bodleian Library at Oxford. Bound in paper-covered boards with gilt lettering and an unclipped dustwrapper. With Eighty-eight plates. "This volume lists...

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1970 Origins of Chintz John Irwin and Katharine B Brett Illus Dustwrapper
1970 Origins of Chintz John Irwin and Katharine B Brett Illus Dustwrapper

Price: £180.00

A beautifully illustrated edition of this work on the development of Chintz design.In the 18th and 18th centuries, the Indian cotton-paintings, or "chintzes" , shipped in vast quantities to Europe by the Dutch, English and French revolutionised...

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1970 Paktong Limited First Edition Colour Illustrated Chinese Silver Alloy
1970 Paktong Limited First Edition Colour Illustrated Chinese Silver Alloy

Price: £55.00

A limited first edition history of Paktong. This is one of only 500 copies printed.Paktong is a non-tarnishable Chinese 'Silver' Alloy used for Adam' and early Georgian candlesticks. Colour illustrated frontispiece was fifty other...

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1970 Secret Sketchbook The Back Streets of Hamburg Ronald Searle
1970 Secret Sketchbook The Back Streets of Hamburg Ronald Searle

Price: £80.00

A collection of sketches by Ronald Searle, subtitled as being 'The Back Streets of Hamburg'. The drawings are predominantly of women who are nude, both partially and fully. The women featured...

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1970 Stained Glass in Somerset 1250-1830 Woodforde Dustwrapper Colour Illustrated
1970 Stained Glass in Somerset 1250-1830 Woodforde Dustwrapper Colour Illustrated

Price: £25.00

A fascinating and copiously illustrated history and study of stained glass, by the Anglican priest and noted twentieth century author, Christopher Woodforde. Containing a comprehensive detailing...

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1970 The Netherlandish Painters of the 17th Century Walther Bernt Illus First
1970 The Netherlandish Painters of the 17th Century Walther Bernt Illus First

Price: £45.00

A profusely illustrated work on Dutch painters.Volume I of III. Volume I covers Achtschellinck to Heda.With additional reproductions of works by Arent Arentzs van der Cabel loosely inserted. Produced by Marlborough fine arts and depicting...

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1970 Tunbridge and Scottish Souvenir Woodware Edward and Eva Pinto
1970 Tunbridge and Scottish Souvenir Woodware Edward and Eva Pinto

Price: £34.99

A history of Scottish woodwork from Edward and Eva Pinto. Including chapters on Bois Durci and Pyrography. Illustrated with numerous photographs and a coloured frontispiece.

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1971 ART Jean Clouet by Peter Mellen FIRST ED. Illus.
1971 ART Jean Clouet by Peter Mellen FIRST ED. Illus.

Price: £74.99

A lavishly-illustrated First Edition of this French translation of Mellen's monograph of Clouet. Bound in cloth with gilt lettering and unclipped dustwrapper. Translated from the English by Anne Roullet. With numerous full-page...

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1971 ART Jean Clouet by Peter Mellen ILLUS First Ed.
1971 ART Jean Clouet by Peter Mellen ILLUS First Ed.

Price: £74.99

A lavishly-illustrated First Edition of this French translation of Mellen's monograph of Clouet. Bound in cloth with gilt lettering and unclipped dustwrapper. Translated from the English by Anne Roullet. With numerous full-page...

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1971 ART Painting SICKERT Marjorie Lilly 1st
1971 ART Painting SICKERT Marjorie Lilly 1st

Price: £83.99

1st edition with pictorial dustjacket in very good 

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1971 Cartoon History of Britain Michael Wynn Jones Illustrated First Edition
1971 Cartoon History of Britain Michael Wynn Jones Illustrated First Edition

Price: £29.99

The history of Britain, as told through cartoons and caricatures of the time. First edition. Michael Wynn-Jones (born 1941 is a Welsh-born writer, editor and publisher. Illustrated with reproductions from Bunbury, Tenniel, Dyson...

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1971 Howard Ricketts Objects of Vertu Enamel Collections Art First Edition
1971 Howard Ricketts Objects of Vertu Enamel Collections Art First Edition

Price: £49.00

A first edition of this book of enamelware, jewellery, sculpture and art.With virbant illustrations throughout, this book contains many items that the author deems to be Objects of Vertu and traces their history.

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1971 The Victorian Staffordshire Figure Anthony Oliver Illustrated
1971 The Victorian Staffordshire Figure Anthony Oliver Illustrated

Price: £49.99

A guide to the history of Staffordshire figures. Illustrated with many photographs throughout. With chapters on identifying forgeries, tips on collecting, and much more.

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1971 Watercolor Drawings Thomas Rowlandson Arthur Heintzelman Illus Dustwrapper
1971 Watercolor Drawings Thomas Rowlandson Arthur Heintzelman Illus Dustwrapper

Price: £55.00

A fascinating look at the artist talents of Thomas Rowlandson, best known for his work in watercolour. Profusely illustrated with numerous examples of Rowlandson's work. Held in the original...

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1972 ART Neo-Classicism ANTIQUES Royal Academy FIRST
1972 ART Neo-Classicism ANTIQUES Royal Academy FIRST

Price: £33.99

A First Edition 1970s catalogue for the Council of Europe's exhibition of Neo-classicist art. Bound in card. 168 double-sided photographic plates. Organised by the Royal Academy and the Victoria and Albert Museum. "This...

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1972 Die Kunst Der Stadt Rom Leo Bruhns Illustrated Bis In Die Zeit Der Romantik
1972 Die Kunst Der Stadt Rom Leo Bruhns Illustrated Bis In Die Zeit Der Romantik

Price: £59.99

A scarce and well kept German edition of the art of the city of Rome from Leo Bruhn. The book traces art through the age of Augustus to Salier and Stauffer and through Classicism and Romanticism. Includes four hundred...

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1972 English Delftware F H Garner Michael Archer Colour Plates
1972 English Delftware F H Garner Michael Archer Colour Plates

Price: £120.00

A copy of this work on English delftware; blue and white pottery originating from the Netherlands.Second Edition, enlarged and revised.With a colour Frontispiece, seven colour plates (collated, complete) and numerous black and white...

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1972 Price Guide 18th Century ENGLISH POTTERY Sally MOU
1972 Price Guide 18th Century ENGLISH POTTERY Sally MOU

Price: £19.99

A first edition of this work on the prices you should have expected to pay for early English pottery in 1972. Featuring numerous photographic plates. An envelope and subsciption form to the Antique Collectors' Club and price revision...

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1972 The Flemish Tapestries at Wawel Castle in Cracow Jerzy Szablowski
1972 The Flemish Tapestries at Wawel Castle in Cracow Jerzy Szablowski

Price: £80.00

A beautifully illustrated edition of this catalogue of Flemish Art.Wawel Castle in Cracow, Which was the principle residence of the kings of Poland from the fourteenth to the sixteenth century, during which period the country was at...

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1973 ART Auction Sotheby ENGLISH Sporting paintings
1973 ART Auction Sotheby ENGLISH Sporting paintings

Price: £24.99

A green hardback with gilt, embossed lettering to the front board and spine.  Internally there are many full page black and white, and colour plates.  This is a sale catalogue, describing the paintings up for auction...

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1973 ART Georges de LA TOUR Painting ILLUS. First Ed.
1973 ART Georges de LA TOUR Painting ILLUS. First Ed.

Price: £34.99

A lavishly illustrated First Edition of Thuillier's monograph of La Tour. Bound in printed paper-covered boards with a unclipped dustwrapper. With numerous in-text illustrations and thirty-two double-sided plates. Number...

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1973 Artists of Northumbria Marshall Hall First Edition Dustwrapper Illustrated
1973 Artists of Northumbria Marshall Hall First Edition Dustwrapper Illustrated

Price: £30.00

A interesting work of art history, this first edition copy of Marshall Hall's 'The Artists of Northumbria', offers an insight into the art history of this British region. Held in the original...

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1973 Collection of Emblemes George Wither Illustrated Facsimile of 1635 Edition
1973 Collection of Emblemes George Wither Illustrated Facsimile of 1635 Edition

Price: £295.00

A facsimile reprint of George Wither's book of emblemes.This is a reprint of the original facsimile edition which was first published in 1968.From the antiquarian library of Christopher Rowe. Christopher Rowe was a schoolmaster in...

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1973 Indecent Exposure
1973 Indecent Exposure

Price: £160.00

A limited first edition of Gerald Scarfe's collection of drawings. This first edition of Gerald Scarfe's 'Indecent Exposure', limited to 1000 copies, collects the drawings of the acclaimed illustrator...

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1973 Silk Road Fabrics from the Han to the T'Ang Dynasty Textiles Illus Slipcase
1973 Silk Road Fabrics from the Han to the T'Ang Dynasty Textiles Illus Slipcase

Price: £70.00

A lovely example of this work of Chinese textiles, written in the original Chinese. This work is in excellent

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1973 The Ingenious Beilby Signed First Edition Colour Illustrated James Rush
1973 The Ingenious Beilby Signed First Edition Colour Illustrated James Rush

Price: £59.99

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1973-4 Frank Lewis 2 Vols A Dictionary of Flower, Fruit, Still-Life Painters
1973-4 Frank Lewis 2 Vols A Dictionary of Flower, Fruit, Still-Life Painters

Price: £79.99

A two volume set of Lewis' self-published A Dictionary of Flower, Fruit & Still-Life Painters - British & Dutch & Flemish.Volume I written by Frank Lewis and Volume II written by R. Brinsley Burbidge.Collection of plates...

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1974 2vols Early Science, Navigation and Travel including Americana
1974 2vols Early Science, Navigation and Travel including Americana

Price: £49.99

A set of auction catalogues of the private collection of Early Science, Navigation & Travel books from the celebrated library of Harrison D. Horblit, as auctioned by Sotheby and Co in 1974. Including Americana, with a few medical...

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1974 Edmund Launert Scent and Scent Bottles Illustrated First Edition
1974 Edmund Launert Scent and Scent Bottles Illustrated First Edition

Price: £45.00

A first edition of this work by Edmund Launert.With 20 full colour plates.

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1974 FRANS HALS vol 3 by Seymour Slive EUROPEAN ART
1974 FRANS HALS vol 3 by Seymour Slive  EUROPEAN ART

Price: £71.99

This third volume of the monograph of Frans Hals is an extensive critical catalogue of his 222 autograph paintings and 20 lost paintings. Bound in cloth with gilt lettering, with a clipped dust wrapper. Highly illustrated,...

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1974 Roentgen Furniture Hans Huth Cabinet Makers Colour Plates
1974 Roentgen Furniture Hans Huth Cabinet Makers Colour Plates

Price: £130.00

An appraisal of the furniture made by Abraham and David Roentgen.First edition.Illustrated with many plates throughout, several of which are coloured. Abraham Roentgen was born in Mlheim am Rhein, Germany. He learned cabinet making...

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1974 The Belles Heures of Jean Duke of Berry Millard Meiss Elizabeth H Beatson
1974 The Belles Heures of Jean Duke of Berry Millard Meiss Elizabeth H Beatson

Price: £45.00

RESERVED UNTIL 23RD NOV 2019

An excellent copy of this work of art history, being an exploration of the important illuminated manuscript 'The Belles Heures'. A first edition copy of this work, bound in the publisher's...

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1974 The Decorative Arts of the Marimer Gervis Frer-Cook Illustrated Maritime
1974 The Decorative Arts of the Marimer Gervis Frer-Cook Illustrated Maritime

Price: £35.00

A work of martime arts, compiled and edited by Gervis Frere-Cook, profusely illustrated throughout. The intention of this volume is summarised by the editor in the introduction as being designed...

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1974 The Kafirs Illustrated George French Angas Facsimile Frank R Bradlow
1974 The Kafirs Illustrated George French Angas Facsimile Frank R Bradlow

Price: £595.00

A lavish and scarce facsimile of this nineteenth travel work, featuring the artwork of George French Angas. With a new introduction by Frank R. Bradlow. A facsimile reprint of the original...

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1974-1997 3Vol Sotheby Catalogue Of Highly Important Japanese Prints Henri Vever
1974-1997 3Vol Sotheby Catalogue Of Highly Important Japanese Prints Henri Vever

Price: £170.00

A three volume catalogue of the Sotheby's auction of Henri Vever's noted Japanese art collection. One of the most renowned jewellers of the early 20th Century, Vever was similarly known for his profound interest in Japanese art and...

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1975 Hieronymus Bosch Wilhelm Fraenger Dutch Painter Colour German Language
1975 Hieronymus Bosch Wilhelm Fraenger Dutch Painter Colour German Language

Price: £65.00

A German-language volume on Hieronymus Bosch.With colour plates and photographs throughout, as well as extensive commentary by noted art historian Wilhelm Fraenger. The book is noted for its influence and its consideration of Bosch...

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1975 Martin Hardie Water-Colour Painting in Britain The Eighteenth Century
1975 Martin Hardie Water-Colour Painting in Britain The Eighteenth Century

Price: £35.00

A near fine third edition of the first volume of Hardie's Water-Colour Painting in Britain: I - The Eighteenth Century.With 242 black and white illustrations throughout.As written in the premise, "This work, the most comprehensive...

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1975 Noma Seiroku The Arts of Japan: Ancient and Medieval Vol 1 Art Illustrated
1975 Noma Seiroku The Arts of Japan: Ancient and Medieval Vol 1 Art Illustrated

Price: £59.00

A sixth printing of leading Japanese art historian Seiroku Noma 'The Arts of Japan: Ancient and Medieval' (Volume 1).Seiroku Noma was a Japanese art historian, critic and writer noted for his broad perspective as an art critic...

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1975 The Royal Society of British Artists and The New English Art Club Reference
1975 The Royal Society of British Artists and The New English Art Club Reference

Price: £80.00

A interesting art reference work, held in the original unclipped dustwrapper, documenting the artworks and artist featured in two London academies in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. ...

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1975-79 3vol Water-Colour Painting In Britain Martin Hardie Dustwrapper Slipcase
1975-79 3vol Water-Colour Painting In Britain Martin Hardie Dustwrapper Slipcase

Price: £170.00

A three volume set of works held in both the original dustwrapper's and slipcase's Reprint. A three volume set of works by Martin Hardie. The three volumes are titled as follows: The Eighteenth...

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1976 10v Dictionnaire Peintres ARTISTS French BENEZIT
1976 10v Dictionnaire Peintres ARTISTS French BENEZIT

Price: £495.00

A complete set of this classic French dictionary of artists 'of all times and of all countries'. 'New edition, entirely redesigned, revised and corrected under the direction of the heirs of E. Benezit'. Featuring a portrait frontispiece...

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1976 Art MEDAL Plaquettes MOLINARI Antiques FIRST
1976 Art MEDAL Plaquettes MOLINARI Antiques FIRST

Price: £47.99

An excellent copy of this extensively illustrated catalogue of the Molinari collection of medals and plaquettes, given to Bowdoin College in 1966 by Amanda Marchesa Molinari. Bound in cloth with gilt lettering. First...

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1976 Bright Stars American Painting and Sculpture Jean Lipman Helen M Franc
1976 Bright Stars American Painting and Sculpture Jean Lipman Helen M Franc

Price: £33.99

A history of French Art, from the eighteenth century until the twentieth. First edition. With colour illustrations throughout. With an introduction by John I. H. Baur.

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1976 Classified Directory Artists Signatures Caplan Illustrated First Edition
1976 Classified Directory Artists Signatures Caplan Illustrated First Edition

Price: £190.00

A fascinating directory of artists signatures, symbols and monograms, copiously illustrated throughout with numerous facsimiles. A first edition copy. Complete with the scarce original clear...

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1976 Dictionary of British Artists 1880-1940 Johnson Greutzner 1st
1976 Dictionary of British Artists 1880-1940 Johnson Greutzner 1st

Price: £48.00

A reference work compiling information on British artists from the years 1880 to 1940, held in the original unclipped pictorial dustwrapper. The first edition of this work, in the original unclipped...

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1976 English Art 1714-1800 Joseph Burke First in Dustwrapper
1976 English Art 1714-1800 Joseph Burke First in Dustwrapper

Price: £19.99

A first edition of this study of English Art of the Georgian period. With frontispiece of Joshua Reynolds and numerous monochrome plates to the rear. Chapters include The Age of Burlington, The Impact of the Rococo, The Age of...

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1976 Prices of Victorian Paintings Drawings Watercolours Sotheby's Nahum 1st
1976 Prices of Victorian Paintings Drawings Watercolours Sotheby's Nahum 1st

Price: £35.00

An interesting reference work on the prices of Victorian paintings and drawings sold at Sotheby's in the 1970s, held in the original unclipped dustwrapper. The first edition of this work, held...

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1976 The Dictionary of British Watercolour Artists Mallalieu Dustwrapper 1st
1976 The Dictionary of British Watercolour Artists Mallalieu Dustwrapper 1st

Price: £55.00

A dictionary work on British watercolour painters, complied by Huon Mallalieu, held in the original unclipped pictorial dustwrapper. The first edition of this work, in the original unclipped...

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1977 Coloured Worcester Porcelain 1751-1783 H Rissik Marshall Photographs
1977 Coloured Worcester Porcelain 1751-1783 H Rissik Marshall Photographs

Price: £98.00

A copy of Marshall's work on Worcester porcelain.In two parts; Part I with information on processes and different makers; Part II being a catalogue of porcelain.With extensive photographic plates throughout.

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1977 Internationales Handbuch Maler Bildhauer Busse First Edition Illustrated
1977 Internationales Handbuch Maler Bildhauer Busse First Edition Illustrated

Price: £140.00

A lovely first edition copy of this fascinating international directory of painters and sculptors of the nineteenth century, containing the names, dates, and artistic fields of eighty-nine thousand artists active in the...

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1977 LA VIE DE NOSTRE BENOIT SAUVEUR IHESUSCRIST
1977 LA VIE DE NOSTRE BENOIT SAUVEUR IHESUSCRIST

Price: £47.99

One volume bound in red cloth with a scarce tissue paper wrapper. From the illuminated manuscript in the Bibliothque Nationale, Paris. Transcription of the fourteenth century text on the life of Jesus and on the sanctity...

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1977 Ninteenth Century Modern PRINTS SOTHERBY Kivell Ca
1977 Ninteenth Century Modern PRINTS SOTHERBY Kivell Ca

Price: £19.99

A Sotherby's auction catalogue for this collection of prints which went to sale on Tuesday 4th October, 1977. Featuring numerous plates, two in colour. A Sotherby's bidding slip and price list have been loosely inserted. ...

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1978 Cherrywood Cannon
1978 Cherrywood Cannon

Price: £1,900.00

A fine signed first edition of this satirical fable by Ralph Steadman, Signed and dated by Steadman with an original Steadman drawing to the half title. Held in the original unclipped dustwrapper. ...

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1978 Dictionary of VICTORIAN Painters ART Wood Plates
1978 Dictionary of VICTORIAN Painters ART Wood Plates

Price: £59.99

a Navy, hardback with gilt lettering and illustrated dustjacket. This volume gives information on the lives and works of over 11,000 artists and contains 500 illustrations.  This book lists every artists recorded during...

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1978 Dictionary of Victorian Painters Christopher Wood Illustrated
1978 Dictionary of Victorian Painters Christopher Wood Illustrated

Price: £60.00

A profusly illustrated work on Victorian painters, complied by the leading Victorian authority, Christopher Wood. The second, enlarged edition of this work, in the original unclipped dustwrapper....

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1978 Engravings and Their Values Herbert J Slater Illustrated Sixth Edition
1978 Engravings and Their Values Herbert J Slater Illustrated Sixth Edition

Price: £49.99

Slater's comprehensive guide to the value of engravings. Featuring many monochrome plates depicting various artworks. With a series of adverts for art sales by major British auction houses to the rear. Sixth edition.

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1978 The Brothers Dalziel A Record 1840-1890 Facsimile Edition Illustrated
1978 The Brothers Dalziel A Record 1840-1890 Facsimile Edition Illustrated

Price: £59.99

An excellent fascmile edition of The Brothers Dalziel: A Record of 1840 - 1890.The Brothers Dalziel were a highly productive firm of Victorian engravers founded in 1839 by George Dalziel (181502) and his brother Edward Dalziel...

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1978 The Dictionary of Victorian Painters Christopher Wood Second Edition
1978 The Dictionary of Victorian Painters Christopher Wood Second Edition

Price: £19.99

A referential volume which holds information on the lives and works of over 11,000 artists from the Victorian period. Second Edition Research by Christopher Newall. Featuring numerous photographic plates, depicting...

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1978-1981 4vol Dictionary of British Portraiture Richard Ormond Malcolm Rogers
1978-1981 4vol Dictionary of British Portraiture Richard Ormond Malcolm Rogers

Price: £59.99

A reference work on British portraiture, providing lists of the potraits of five thousand famous figures. First edition. With a foreword by John Hayes, director of the National Portrait Gallery. Volume 1 covers the Middle Ages...

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1979 2vols Petit Larousse de la Peinture Michel Laclotte Jean-Pierre Cuzin Illus
1979 2vols Petit Larousse de la Peinture Michel Laclotte Jean-Pierre Cuzin Illus

Price: £60.00

A two volume reference work of art history, with numerous illustrated plates throughout. In the original French. Each volume is held in the original unclipped dustwrapper. A brilliant...

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1979 ANTIQUES French Furniture & Objets d'Art SOTHEBY
1979 ANTIQUES French Furniture & Objets d'Art SOTHEBY

Price: £29.99

An extensively illustrated First Edition auction catalogue from Sotheby's Monaco, with unclipped dustwrapper. Bound in cloth with gilt lettering. Numerous photographic illustrations, many in colour. French language with Some Personal...

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1979 CHINA History in ART Painting Sculpture ASIA Ming
1979 CHINA History in ART Painting Sculpture ASIA Ming

Price: £31.99

A yellow, cloth hardback with pictorial dustjacket.  The extraordinary pageant of Chinese art and history from the Neolithic age to the present told in text and pictures with 305 plates in full colour.  The items featured...

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1979 Colin R. Lattimore English 19thc. Press-Moulded Glass Signed Illustrated
1979 Colin R. Lattimore English 19thc. Press-Moulded Glass Signed Illustrated

Price: £69.99

A first edition of Lattimore's English 19th-Century Press-Moulded Glass.Includes various photographs of glass-works throughout.Signed by the author to the title page.

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1979 Collection Germain SELIGMAN Paintings Drawings ART
1979 Collection Germain SELIGMAN Paintings Drawings ART

Price: £69.99

 A green paper back with gilt lettering in a decorative, green slipcase. This is a collection of art owned by the dealer Germain Seligmann.  The original pulishers, compliments card is included.  Only five hundred...

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1979 MEDIEVAL ART The Ernest Brummer Collection AUCTION
1979 MEDIEVAL ART The Ernest Brummer Collection AUCTION

Price: £23.99

A nice clean copy of the auction catalogue for the Ernest Brummer Collection. Bound in cloth with gilt lettering and an unclipped dustwrapper. First edition. Volume I only. Ernest Brummer (1891-1964) was an art collector and...

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1979 Medieval Manuscripts of Keble College Parkes 1st Ed Slipcase Dustwrapper
1979 Medieval Manuscripts of Keble College Parkes 1st Ed Slipcase Dustwrapper

Price: £140.00

A lovely first edition copy of this fascinating catalogue of the Western, Greek and Oriental medieval manuscripts of Keble College, Oxford. Many of the manuscripts listed in this catalogue...

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1979 Norwich School of Painters Harold Day Illustrated Colour Plates 1st
1979 Norwich School of Painters Harold Day Illustrated Colour Plates 1st

Price: £38.00

An illustrated work looking at the Norwich School of painters, illustrated throughout with coloured plates, and held in the original unclipped dustwrapper. The first edition thus of this work,...

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1979 The Painters of Ireland 1660-1920 Anne Crookshank Illus Colour Plates
1979 The Painters of Ireland 1660-1920 Anne Crookshank Illus Colour Plates

Price: £55.00

- The second edition of this work. In the original unclipped dustwrapper, showing 'Tourists Visiting Cloghoughter Castle' by William Ashford to the front wrap, and 'Liffey with the metal bridge'...

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1979 The Romantic and Picturesque Scenery of England and Wales Illus Reprint
1979 The Romantic and Picturesque Scenery of England and Wales Illus Reprint

Price: £90.00

A excellent copy of this work depicting the beautiful scenery of both England and Wales in the nineteenth century. This facsimile reprint is in excellent

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1979 William Dyce 1806-1864 A Critical Biography Quentin Bell Marcia Pointon
1979 William Dyce 1806-1864 A Critical Biography Quentin Bell Marcia Pointon

Price: £80.00

A first edition of this biography of Scottish author, William Dyce.Illustrated with numerous plates to the rear, and a coloured frontispiece.

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1979-1988 2vol Dictionary of British Watercolour Artists The Texts The Plates Mallalieu
1979-1988 2vol Dictionary of British Watercolour Artists The Texts The Plates Mallalieu

Price: £40.00

A pleasing copy of this fascinating dictionary of British Watercolour Artists, containing an alphabetical list of some six to seven thousand artists, with an accompanying volume illustrating the work of over six hundred...

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1980 A Vision of Eden the Life and Work of Marianne North with Illustrations
1980 A Vision of Eden the Life and Work of Marianne North with Illustrations

Price: £39.99

A collection of artwork by English Victorian naturalist and botanical artist Marianne North.With a Preface by Professor J. P. M. Brenan, Director of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.With a Foreword by Anthony Huxley.With a Biographical...

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1980 British Watercolours Victoria and Albert Museum Illustrated Dustwrapper
1980 British Watercolours Victoria and Albert Museum Illustrated Dustwrapper

Price: £27.00

A profusely illustrated first edition volume featuring the watercolour paintings held at the Victoria and Albert museum. First edition (Copac) Held in the original unclipped dustwrapper. ...

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1980 Ceremonial Costume Alan Mansfield Royalty Dustwrapper First Edition Illus
1980 Ceremonial Costume Alan Mansfield Royalty Dustwrapper First Edition Illus

Price: £30.00

A interesting look at the history and progression of ceremonial clothing, dating from the seventeenth century. First edition. An important piece of British fashion history. Covering ceremonial...

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1980 Dictionary Sea Painters Archibald First Edition Dustwrapper Colour Illustrated
1980 Dictionary Sea Painters Archibald First Edition Dustwrapper Colour Illustrated

Price: £36.00

A first edition copy of this copiously illustrated dictionary on notable sea painters, complete with the original unclipped dustwrapper. This text was written by the curator of Oil Paintings...

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1980 Fashions in Eyeglasses Richard Corson Second Impression in Dustwrapper
1980 Fashions in Eyeglasses Richard Corson Second Impression in Dustwrapper

Price: £65.00

A study of the fashions in spectacles and eyeglasses from Richard Corson.Second edition. Illustrated throughout with many vignette illustrations.

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1980 Helen Philon Early Islamic Ceramics: Ninth to Late Twelfth Centuries
1980 Helen Philon Early Islamic Ceramics: Ninth to Late Twelfth Centuries

Price: £65.00

A first edition of the gorgeously illustrated Early Islamic Ceramics: Ninth to Late Twelfth Centuries.As written in the synopsis, "This catalogue of early Islamic pottery in the Benaki Museum presents a comprehensive description of...

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1980 William Callow R.W.S. Jan Reynolds Illus Colour Plates First Edition
1980 William Callow R.W.S. Jan Reynolds Illus Colour Plates First Edition

Price: £70.00

The first edition of this illustrated work on the English watercolourist William Callow, held in the original pictorial dustwrapper. The first edition of this work, in the original unclipped...

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1981 18th Century Porcelain Figures 1745-1795 Peter Bradshaw Illustrated First
1981 18th Century Porcelain Figures 1745-1795 Peter Bradshaw Illustrated First

Price: £50.00

A first edition of this history of porcelain figures from the eighteenth century. Illustrated throughout with many coloured and monochrome photograps.

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1981 Ellis Waterhouse Dictionary Of British 18th Century Painters First Ed
1981 Ellis Waterhouse Dictionary Of British 18th Century Painters First Ed

Price: £59.99

A relatively scarce edition in unclipped dustwrapper of The Dictionary of British 18th Century Painters in Oils and Crayons by Ellis Waterhouse. Illustrated with twelve colour plates and numerous black and white plates throughout. First...

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1981 Japonisme Siegfried Wichmann Japanese Influence on Western Art Illustrated
1981 Japonisme Siegfried Wichmann Japanese Influence on Western Art Illustrated

Price: £70.00

A scarce work exploring the importance and influence of Japanese artwork on Western artworks. A fascinating look into the role and influence of Japanese art on Western artists, such as Manet,...

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1981 MONDRIAN in Dutch, German & English
1981 MONDRIAN in Dutch, German & English

Price: £47.99

A nice clean copy, with colour plates. Paperback. Pieter Cornelis (Piet) Mondriaan, after 1912 Mondrian, (18721944) was a Dutch painter. He was an important contributor to the De Stijl art movement and group, which was founded...

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1982 Biscuits A Pictorial Story of a Sweet Tradition Graziella Buccellati
1982 Biscuits A Pictorial Story of a Sweet Tradition Graziella Buccellati

Price: £89.99

An illustrated history of biscuits.Including chapters on McVities, Crawford's Shortbread, Kambly and many others. Written in a variety of languages, including Italian, French, and English.Illustrated with many coloured reproductions...

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1982 Carter's Caps Woodcuts Signed Will Carter Typography Private Press
1982 Carter's Caps Woodcuts Signed Will Carter Typography Private Press

Price: £80.00

A scarce and fascinating collection of capital letter woodcuts, signed by the artist and author, Will Carter. Scarce. Collated complete with twenty six full page capital letter woodcuts, and...

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1982 DURER by P. Strieder in ENGLISH, FIRST EDITION
1982 DURER by P. Strieder in ENGLISH, FIRST EDITION

Price: £59.99

A nice clean first edition of Strieder's work on Drer First Edition Bound in green cloth with gilt lettering and unclipped dust wrapper Albrecht Drer (1471 1528) was a German painter, printmaker and theorist from Nuremberg. His...

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1982 Gerald Scarfe
1982 Gerald Scarfe

Price: £325.00

A scarce limited first edition volume of the works of Gerald Scarfe with a signed lithograph of Thatcher specially produced. This first edition of this collection of Gerald Scarfe's artwork...

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1982 Preaud and Gauthier Ceramics of the Twentieth Century First English
1982 Preaud and Gauthier Ceramics of the Twentieth Century First English

Price: £48.00

A first English edition of Preaud and Gauthier's Ceramics of the Twentieth Century.With 347 illustrations, 85 in colour.As written in the preface, "Ceramics of the Twentieth Century is a beautifully illustrated survey of the art of...

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1982 The Technique of Woven Tapestry Tadek Beutlich Illustrated Diagrams
1982 The Technique of Woven Tapestry Tadek Beutlich Illustrated Diagrams

Price: £30.00

An instructional work on woven tapestry. This work explains various techniques with regards to woven tapestries. Written by textile artist, teacher and printmaker Tadek Beutlich. Beutlich made flat weave tapestries inspired by folk...

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1982 Watercolours and Drawings Neirovskaya Russian Akvaryel i Risunok Plates
1982 Watercolours and Drawings Neirovskaya Russian Akvaryel i Risunok Plates

Price: £100.00

A beautifully illustrated work on Watercolour and Drawings.With 95 colour plates.Text in Russian.

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1983 Rockingham Pottery and Porcelain 1745-1842 Alwyn and Angela Cox
1983 Rockingham Pottery and Porcelain 1745-1842 Alwyn and Angela Cox

Price: £55.00

A first edition of this history of Rockingham pottery. Illustrated throughout with many photographs.

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1983 RUSSELL DRYSDALE Life and Works ART Painting D/J
1983 RUSSELL DRYSDALE Life and Works ART Painting D/J

Price: £49.99

Publisher's black cloth binding with gil titles to spine and gilt signature to front board.  In pictorial dust jacket. The first edition of this guide tot he live and works of the Australian artist, Richard Drysdale. ...

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1983 Six Ink Drawings Rigby Graham Limited Edition Private Press Illustrations
1983 Six Ink Drawings Rigby Graham Limited Edition Private Press Illustrations

Price: £225.00

A collection of limited edition small prints of ink drawings by Rigby Graham, held in a envelope. The original envelope is number 53 of 110 set. Complete with 6 drawings held in the original...

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1983 William Morris's Printing Press Illustrated Basil Blackwell Ray Watkinson
1983 William Morris's Printing Press Illustrated Basil Blackwell Ray Watkinson

Price: £89.99

An attractive copy of this scarce history of Kelmscott House, the printing press of William Morris.  With two wood engravings by Rosalind Bliss, and numerous other illustrations throughout. Limited to 300 copies, of which this...

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1984 America 1585 Drawings of John White Paul Hulton First Edition
1984 America 1585 Drawings of John White Paul Hulton First Edition

Price: £99.99

A highly detailed anthology, full of the complete works by John White. First edition. With coloured facsimiles of all of White's work, with original dimensions. John White was an English artist, and an early pioneer...

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1984 ART Nicolas POUSSIN Painting C Wright FIRST Illus.
1984 ART Nicolas POUSSIN Painting C Wright FIRST Illus.

Price: £44.99

A lavishly illustrated First Edition of Wright's monograph of Poussin. Bound in cloth with silver gilt lettering and an unclipped dustwrapper. With a frontis and numerous full-colour in-text illustrations illustrations throughout. "Christopher...

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1984 ART of NINETEENTH CENTURY Painting SCULPTURE 1st
1984 ART of NINETEENTH CENTURY Painting SCULPTURE 1st

Price: £27.99

Publisher's cream cloth binding with black titles to spine and black motif to front board.  In colourful dust jacket an enormous, comprehensive reference work, lavishly illustrated, accessable but scholarly text. The first...

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1984 International Modern Glass Mitchell Wolfson Jr illustrated Exhibition
1984 International Modern Glass Mitchell Wolfson Jr illustrated Exhibition

Price: £26.00

This is a scarce copy of the exhibition catalogue of the Mitchell Wolfson Jr. collection of decorative glass.This carefully compiled catalogue includes monochrome photographs of the items house in the collection at Miami Dade Community...

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1984 Simon Spero Worcester Porcelain The Klepser Collection Illustrated
1984 Simon Spero Worcester Porcelain The Klepser Collection Illustrated

Price: £55.00

A lovely first edition of Worcester Porcelain: The Klepser Collection.Profusely illustrated throughout with colour and black and white photographs.Simon Spero is a well-known dealer of 18th. Century English porcelain.With a foreword...

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1984 Sothebys Catalogue Thyssen Bornemisza Renaissance Jewels Unclip Dustwrapper
1984 Sothebys Catalogue Thyssen Bornemisza Renaissance Jewels Unclip Dustwrapper

Price: £69.99

The Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection: Renaissance Jewels, Gold Boxes and Objets de Vertu by Anna Somers Cocks and Charles Truman. In unclipped dustwrapper. First edition. A highly illustrated catalogue by Sothebys of the jewellery...

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1985 Calligrapher's Handbook Heather Child Illustrated Guide to Calligraphy
1985 Calligrapher's Handbook Heather Child Illustrated Guide to Calligraphy

Price: £60.00

An instructional handbook on calligraphy.Illustrated throughout with examples of calligraphy and diagrams to assist the reader in quill sharpening and hand positioning.Edited by Heather Child, on behalf of the Society of Scribes and...

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1985 Ridgway Porcelain Geoffrey A Godden Illustrated Second Edition
1985 Ridgway Porcelain Geoffrey A Godden Illustrated Second Edition

Price: £90.00

A history of the manufacture of Ridgway Porcelains.Second edition. Ridgway Potteries was a British pottery manufacturer of Stoke-on-Trent that produced mainly high quality earthenware from 1790s through to the mid twentieth century....

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1985 Ronald Searle's Golden Oldies 1941-1961 Illustrated Searle First Edition
1985 Ronald Searle's Golden Oldies 1941-1961 Illustrated Searle First Edition

Price: £39.00

A collection of Ronald Searle's illustrations and cartoons. The first edition of this collection. Ronald Searle was a British artist and satirical cartoon artist. He created the famous St Trinian's...

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1985 Wood Engravings of John Farleigh First Edition Poole Dustwrapper Illustrated
1985 Wood Engravings of John Farleigh First Edition Poole Dustwrapper Illustrated

Price: £80.00

A lovely first edition copy of this fascinating study and collection of John Farleigh's wonderful wood engravings, in an excellent

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1986 Impressionist Drawings C H Lloyd Richard Thomson Illustrated Art Criticism
1986 Impressionist Drawings C H Lloyd Richard Thomson Illustrated Art Criticism

Price: £37.00

A work on the history and progression of Impressionism.Written by C H Lloyd and Richard Thomson.Illustrated throughout, with numerous examples in colour as well as black and white of Impressionist art.This work gives a brief history...

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1986 Japanese Art Joan Stanley-Baker Illustrated Colour Art History Criticism
1986 Japanese Art Joan Stanley-Baker Illustrated Colour Art History Criticism

Price: £28.00

An introductory work on the history and understanding of Japanese Art.Illustrated throughout, with numerous monochrome and colour depictions of various Japanese art forms.Rebound in a lovely quarter morocco binding and held in a matching...

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1986 Monet et Venise Philippe Piguet Illustrated Colour Pierre Schneider
1986 Monet et Venise Philippe Piguet Illustrated Colour Pierre Schneider

Price: £45.00

A beautifully illustrated first edition of this work on Monet and Venice.Philippe Piguet is a professor of art history and art critic who specialises in the Impressionist period and particularly in the works of Claude Monet.

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1986 The Complete Alice and the Hunting of the Snark
1986 The Complete Alice and the Hunting of the Snark

Price: £695.00

A signed first edition thus of Ralph Steadman's illustrated works by Lewis Carroll, including the 'Wonderland' novels. Illustrated in colour and monochrome throughout. The first edition thus,...

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1986 Twentieth Century Wildlife Artists Nicholas Hammond First Edition
1986 Twentieth Century Wildlife Artists Nicholas Hammond First Edition

Price: £39.99

This lavishly illustrated and carefully researched work which explores over forty of the world's foremost twentieth century wildlife artists.  First edition. With original unclipped dustwrapper.

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1987 A Beilby Odyssey First Edition Colour Illustrated James Rush Glass workshop
1987 A Beilby Odyssey First Edition Colour Illustrated James Rush Glass workshop

Price: £24.99

A first edition history of the eminent British enamelled glassworker, William Beilby and his family. This book expands on Rush's first book about the family, The Ingenious Beilby's, this time emphasising the genius of...

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1987 Carnaval Perpetuel CANADIAN ART Design COOPER
1987 Carnaval Perpetuel CANADIAN ART Design COOPER

Price: £24.99

A black, hardback volume with gilt detailing and covered with a pictorial dustwrapper. Heather Cooper is a Canadian Artist noted for both her commerical art and her package design. The inspiration for this collection...

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1987 Charles Ramsden Bookbinders of the United Kingdom Plates
1987 Charles Ramsden Bookbinders of the United Kingdom Plates

Price: £20.00

Lists bookbinders in the United Kingdom from 1780-1840Provides a list of the bookbinders in the United Kingdom working outside of London, during the period between 1780-1840.With sixteen black and white plates.

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1987 DESIGN Bent Wood & Metal FURNITURE Ostergard FIRST
1987 DESIGN Bent Wood & Metal FURNITURE Ostergard FIRST

Price: £59.99

An extensively illustrated First Edition catalogue for the exhibition of the same name, organised by the American Federation of Arts, in fine

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1987 English Pressed Glass 1830-1900 Illustrated First Edition Raymond Slack
1987 English Pressed Glass 1830-1900 Illustrated First Edition Raymond Slack

Price: £99.99

A first edition of this history of pressed glass from Raymond Slack. Illustrated with numerous photographs in the text.

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1987 GRAMMATIK der ORNAMENTE Owen JONES Illustrated FIRST EDITION
1987 GRAMMATIK der ORNAMENTE Owen JONES Illustrated FIRST EDITION

Price: £59.99

A first edition of the 'Grammatik der Ornamente von Owen Jones, illustrit mit mustern von den Verschiedenen Stylarten der Ornamente in Hundert und Zwolf Tafeln'. Includes plates and illustrations throughout. Protected by original...

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1987 Russian Embroidery and Lace L Yefimova and R Belogorskaya Illus DW Slipcase
1987 Russian Embroidery and Lace L Yefimova and R Belogorskaya Illus DW Slipcase

Price: £135.00

The first UK edition of the beautifully illustrated work of Russian embroidery and lace. Profusely illustrated with one hundred and ninety one illustrations, of which one hundred and twenty...

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1987 Scarfe's Seven Deadly Sins
1987 Scarfe's Seven Deadly Sins

Price: £90.00

A scarcely found signed first edition of celebrated illustrator and cartoonist Gerald Scarfe's 'Seven Deadly Sins'. Scarcely found signed, this first edition of 'Scarfe's Seven Deadly Sins'...

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1988 A History of English Furniture Percy MacQuoid Illustrated Colour Oak
1988 A History of English Furniture Percy MacQuoid Illustrated Colour Oak

Price: £90.00

A beautifully illustrated edition of this work on English furniture.The second edition, which combines the original four volumes The Age of Oak, The Age of Satinwood,The Age of Mahogany and The Age of Walnut.Percy MacQuoid was a theatrical...

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1988 ART Nicolas POUSSIN Classicism ILLUS Oberhuber 1ST
1988 ART Nicolas POUSSIN Classicism ILLUS Oberhuber 1ST

Price: £37.99

A lavishly illustrated First Edition of Oberhuber's monograph of Poussin's early years in Rome. Bound in cloth with gilt and blind-stamped lettering, with an unclipped dustwrapper. With numerous in-text illustrations throughout,...

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1988 Calligraphy Today Heather Child Illustrated Writing History 20th Century
1988 Calligraphy Today Heather Child Illustrated Writing History 20th Century

Price: £28.00

An interesting look into 20th century calligraphy.Written by distinguished calligrapher Heather Child. Child was taught by Edward Johnston, an individual regarded as being responsible for reviving the art. Illustrated throughout, with...

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1988 Orpheus in the Underworld
1988 Orpheus in the Underworld

Price: £120.00

A very scarce first edition of this playbill for the English National Opera's 1987-88 production of 'Orpheus in the Underworld', illustrated throughout by Gerald Scarfe. A very scarce work....

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1988 Places of Delight Pastorial Landscape Robert C Cafritz Colour Illustrations
1988 Places of Delight Pastorial Landscape Robert C Cafritz Colour Illustrations

Price: £54.99

A lavishly illustrated guide to the pastoral landscape. With chapters including Classical Revision of the Pastoral Landscape, The Modern Vision, Rococo Restoration of the Venetian Landscape and Watteau's Creation of the Fete Galante....

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1989 Anders Zorn Brummer Swedish Language Painter Sculptor Printmaker Signed
1989 Anders Zorn Brummer Swedish Language Painter Sculptor Printmaker Signed

Price: £70.00

A Swedish-language book analysing the life and work of Anders Zorn, with a signed insert by the author Hans Henrik Brummer.One of Sweden's foremost artists, Zorn is particularly renowned there and has several museums dedicated to his...

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1989 Baj Disegni Dan Cameron Dustwrapper First Edition
1989 Baj Disegni Dan Cameron Dustwrapper First Edition

Price: £58.00

A first edition of this work by Dan Cameron on Enrico Baj.Published in Italian alongside English.Enrico Baj was an Italian artist and artistic writer whose works show an obsession with nuclear war and an influence by the surrealist...

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1989 Bonington Malcolm Cormack First Edition Colour Illustrated Dustwrapper
1989 Bonington Malcolm Cormack First Edition Colour Illustrated Dustwrapper

Price: £25.00

A lovely first edition copy of Malcolm Cormack's fascinating study of the English Romantic landscape painter Richard Parkes Bonington. This monograph provides a coherent and fascinating introduction...

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1989 Scarfe Land
1989 Scarfe Land

Price: £65.00

A scarcely found signed first edition of Gerald Scarfe's vibrant menagerie of beasts and monsters. Scarcely found signed, this first edition of 'Scarfe Land' collects the fabulous and mythical...

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1989 The Dolphin and the Boy Serigraphs Corinna MacNeice Limited Signed Prints
1989 The Dolphin and the Boy Serigraphs Corinna MacNeice Limited Signed Prints

Price: £395.00

A beautiful tale inspired by Aelian's Book on Animals and told though a series of monochrome serigraphs. Collated complete. Published in an edition of 55 sets. 47 sets numbered and 8 artist's proofs. Each print is numbered and...

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1990 L'Univers des Impressionnistes Steven Adams Art Cezanne Manet Colour Plates
1990 L'Univers des Impressionnistes Steven Adams Art Cezanne Manet Colour Plates

Price: £80.00

A handsome edition exploring the history and art of the Impressionists. Including colour plates and vignettes throughout. With chapters on the emergence of the Impressionist movement, the locations explored and the introduction of...

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1990 Le Dictionaire de L'Ornement Albert Rachet 19th century Greece Modern
1990 Le Dictionaire de L'Ornement Albert Rachet 19th century Greece Modern

Price: £125.00

A gorgeous edition loooking at ornamental designs. Including Greco - Byzantin designs, Middle Ages designs and Russian designs. With 120 colour plates.Albert Racinet (1825- 1893) was an illustrator, painter and author who recieved...

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1990 Les Annees Impressionnistes Jean Jacques Leveque Art Painters 19th Century
1990 Les Annees Impressionnistes Jean Jacques Leveque Art Painters 19th Century

Price: £150.00

A beautiful edition on the art of the Impressionists. Including a mix of colour and black and white vignettes and plates throughout. With works by Monet, Moreau and Caillebotte.  

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1990 Maurice Prendergast Nancy Mowll Mathews First Edition Hardback Dustwrapper Illustrated
1990 Maurice Prendergast Nancy Mowll Mathews First Edition Hardback Dustwrapper Illustrated

Price: £30.00

A lovely first edition copy of Nancy Mowll Mathews's study of the American Post-Impressionist artist Maurice Prendergast. This monograph provides a coherent and fascinating introduction to Prendergast's...

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1990 Paintings in the Hermitage EISLER Russian Art D/J
1990 Paintings in the Hermitage EISLER Russian Art D/J

Price: £129.99

Bound in red cloth with intact dustjacket and 630 illustrations. Catherine II, called Catherine the Great (1729 1796). Under her direct auspices the Russian Empire expanded, improved its administration, and continued to westernize....

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1990 Pop Art A Continuing History First Edition Colour Illustrated Livingstone
1990 Pop Art A Continuing History First Edition Colour Illustrated Livingstone

Price: £44.99

A first edition study of the history of pop art and the cultural impact that it made. Includes three hundred and sixty-six illustrations, three hundred of which are in colour.The book explores the foundations of pop, classic pop, pop's...

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1990 Ron Ranson Art Of John Yardley First Edition In Dustwrapper And Box Signed
1990 Ron Ranson Art Of John Yardley First Edition In Dustwrapper And Box Signed

Price: £99.99

A catalogue published to coincide with an exhibition of John Yardley's work at the Catto Gallery, Hamstead, London in October 1990. Signed by the author and in original unclipped dustwrapper and box. First edition. Illustrated...

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1991 Rembrandt The Master His Workshop Paintings Christopher Brown First Edition
1991 Rembrandt The Master His Workshop Paintings Christopher Brown First Edition

Price: £39.99

A very handsome catalogue of Uwe Wieczorek's Rembrandt exhibition. Includes 83 beautiful colour plates with accompanying description and analysis. Chapters include "Rembrandt's method- technique in the service of illusion" and "Rembrandt's...

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1992 Ezra Pound Henri Gaudier-Brzeska Art First Edition Illustrated Sculpture
1992 Ezra Pound Henri Gaudier-Brzeska Art First Edition Illustrated Sculpture

Price: £110.00

An work on French artist and sculptor Henri Gaudier-Brzeska.Originally written and published by Ezra Pound, a friend of the artist, and published shortly after Gaudier-Brzeska's death. This is a new edition, profusely illustrated with...

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1992 Flight and Barr Worcester Porcelain Hendry Sandon Signed Dustwrapper
1992 Flight and Barr Worcester Porcelain Hendry Sandon Signed Dustwrapper

Price: £95.00

A signed reprint edition of this work by Henry Sandon.Henry Sandon is a notable authority on Royal Worcester porcelain and was curator of the Dyson Perrins Museum.

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1993 Belleek The Complete Collector's Guide and Illustrated Reference Degenhardt
1993 Belleek The Complete Collector's Guide and Illustrated Reference Degenhardt

Price: £65.00

A second edition on this work on Belleek Pottery.Belleek Pottery Ltd is a porcelain company that began trading in 1774. The factory produced porcelain that is characterised by thinness and slightly iridescent surfaces.  ...

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1993 Limited Edition Signed John Ryder Intimate Leaves Designer's Notebook
1993 Limited Edition Signed John Ryder Intimate Leaves Designer's Notebook

Price: £220.00

A very scarce signed, limited edition of this book on design.Written by John Ryder, a Welsh book designer, the book here features a great deal on the various intricacies of the craft, including everything from illustrations to the...

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1993 Scarfe Face
1993 Scarfe Face

Price: £35.00

A signed first edition of this collection of Gerald Scarfe's portraiture and caricature work. This signed first edition of Gerald Scarfe's 'Scarfe Face' collects artwork on the edge of portrait...

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1993 The Irish First Edition Colour Illustrated Leslie Conron Carola Treasury
1993 The Irish First Edition Colour Illustrated Leslie Conron Carola Treasury

Price: £39.99

A beautiful first edition anthology of the creative arts and writings from Ireland. Numerous colour and black and white illustrated plates of artwork, antiques and landscape photographs.The works exhibited range from the...

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1994 Gustav Caillebotte Beaux Arts Painter Artist 20th Century France
1994 Gustav Caillebotte Beaux Arts Painter Artist 20th Century France

Price: £50.00

A beautiful edition showcasing Gustave Caillebotte's art and life.With coloured plates throughout. Gustave Caillebotte (1848-1994) was a painter and patron of the Impressionist group. He is known for his early interest in photography...

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1994 The Art of Perfume Christie Mayer Lefkowith Illustrated
1994 The Art of Perfume Christie Mayer Lefkowith Illustrated

Price: £70.00

A charming 1994 early edition of Lefkowith's 'The Art of Perfume', profusely illustrated with coloured plates. A fundamental work for any collector or admirer of perfume bottles, Christie Mayer...

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1994 The Watercolours of Ireland First edition Colour Illustrated Crookshank
1994 The Watercolours of Ireland First edition Colour Illustrated Crookshank

Price: £28.00

A first edition of this essential reference work depicting the visual delights of Ireland. Includes works on paper in pencil, pastel and print from 1600 to 1914. Numerous colour illustrations and plates throughout. Contains information...

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1995 Creating FRENCH CULTURE Art Illustrated
1995 Creating FRENCH CULTURE Art Illustrated

Price: £69.99

Soft covered with pictorial front and rear boards. Illustrated with lots of colour and black and white pictures. The exhibition described in this catalogue is the second in a series sponsored by the Library of Congress, designed...

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1995 The Indian Foreign Office its Properties and Art Objects
1995 The Indian Foreign Office its Properties and Art Objects

Price: £45.00

A scarce work looking at the properties and art owned by the Ministry of External Affairs on India, both in India and abroad. Illustrated in colour throughout. A scarce work. Held in the original...

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1996 Art of Mann Eighteenth Century to Present Day Illustrated First Edition
1996 Art of Mann Eighteenth Century to Present Day Illustrated First Edition

Price: £59.99

A first edition of The Art of Mann, a wonderful collection of Manx artists' work spanning the last two-hundred years.Manx artists featured include Edward Christian Quayle (1871-1946), James Aitken (1854-1935), Peter Chisholm (1875-1962),...

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1996 Fountains of Rome Mario Sanfilippo First Edition Colour Illustrations
1996 Fountains of Rome Mario Sanfilippo First Edition Colour Illustrations

Price: £39.99

A first edition of this study of the many beautiful fountains of Rome. Illustrated throughout with hundred of stunning photographs.

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1996 History English Craft Bookbinding Technique Bernard Middleton Plates
1996 History English Craft Bookbinding Technique Bernard Middleton Plates

Price: £70.00

A copy of Middleton's work on the history of bookbinding.Fourth Revised Edition.With a portrait Frontispiece, illustrations throughout, and a number of photographic plates at the rear.

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1996 Nature Mortes Claus Grimm Holland Germany 17th 18th Century Still Life
1996 Nature Mortes Claus Grimm Holland Germany 17th 18th Century Still Life

Price: £220.00

A scarce edition of this beautiful volume on still lifes of the 17th and 18th centuries in Holland and Germany. With a wide selection of coloured vignettes and 95 plates, Claus Grimm looks at the works of Claesz, Kalf et Jan Brueghel....

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1996 SIGNED Bacchanales LIMITED EDITION Hastaire Nicos Nicolaidis Lithographs
1996 SIGNED Bacchanales LIMITED EDITION Hastaire Nicos Nicolaidis Lithographs

Price: £295.00

This is a scarce proof copy of this collection of lithographs by artist Hastaire.One of 115 limited edition copies signed by the artist.Hastaire is the pseudonym of Claude Hilaire, a French writer and artist.

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1997 2vol Venice Art And Architecture Edit Romanelli In Dustwrappers In Slipcase
1997 2vol Venice Art And Architecture Edit Romanelli In Dustwrappers In Slipcase

Price: £145.00

Venice Art and Architecture edited by Giandomenico Romanelli and illustrated with colour photographs by Piero Codato and Massimo Venchierutti. In two volumes complete, in unclipped dustwrappers and with slipcase. Translated...

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1997 Royo Illustrated Works with Original Presentation Box First Edition Signed
1997 Royo Illustrated Works with Original Presentation Box First Edition Signed

Price: £340.00

A truly stunning signed example of Royo's exquisite paintings, graphic works and golden collection. First edition, signed neatly to the title page by Royo. With a biographical introduction, entitled; "Royo: Worlds Beyond the Paintbrush." Complete...

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1997 Seventeenth-Century English Miniatures John Murdoch Colour Illustrations
1997 Seventeenth-Century English Miniatures John Murdoch Colour Illustrations

Price: £120.00

An attractive copy of the first edition of this study of miniature portraits from the 1600s.Illustrated with many colour and monochrome reproductions. Including portraits of Catherine Howard, Charles I, James II, and many other noblemen...

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1998 Gonzo the Art
1998 Gonzo the Art

Price: £95.00

The first edition of this collection of Gonzo art by the popular author Ralph Steadman, illustrated in colour throughout. The first edition of this work. Held in the original publisher's unclipped...

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1998 Gonzo the Art
1998 Gonzo the Art

Price: £90.00

The first edition of this colourfully illustrated collection of the Gonzo works by Ralph Steadman. The first edition of this work. Held in the original publisher's unclipped dustwrapper. A...

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1998 Italian Painting Artists and Their Masterpieces Throughout the Ages Zuffi
1998 Italian Painting Artists and Their Masterpieces Throughout the Ages Zuffi

Price: £39.99

A beautifully detailed exploration into the wonders of Italian art. First edition thus. Featuring coloured photographic plates throughout, and the original illustrated dustwrapper. Translated from the Italian by Elizabeth Clegg. ...

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1998 Wandering Shadows by Vera Rohm UNOPENED
1998 Wandering Shadows by Vera Rohm UNOPENED

Price: £99.99

New, sealed copy of Vera Rhm's Wandering Shadows First Edition In German and English Bound in cloth with unclipped dust wrapper Vera Rohm's name comes up in discussions of contemporary constructive art as an unorthodox example...

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1999 Alessandrio Algardi Jennifer Montagu Italian Baroque Art Italian Language
1999 Alessandrio Algardi Jennifer Montagu Italian Baroque Art Italian Language

Price: £44.00

An Italian language book on Alessandro Algardi.Written by Jennifer Montagu, the book features photographs of Algardi's baroque sculptures throughout, illustrating Algardi as 'the other face of the Baroque', often overlooked.

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1999 Walter Crane and the Rhetoric of Art David Gerard Limited Edition Signed
1999 Walter Crane and the Rhetoric of Art David Gerard Limited Edition Signed

Price: £24.00

A fine limited edition copy of David Gerard's interesting essay on Walter Crane, held in a William Morris print dustwrapper, signed by the author to the edition page. A limited edition work,...

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2 Vols 1880 Laws of Fesole First Edition Illustrated John Ruskin Drawing Tuscan
2 Vols 1880 Laws of Fesole First Edition Illustrated John Ruskin Drawing Tuscan

Price: £69.99

A scarce two part collection of Ruskin's treatise on the principles and practise of drawing and painting. Two frontispiece illustrations of the primal groups of the circle and shields with numerous illustrations throughout. Ruskin...

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2 Vols 1903 The Connoisseur An Illustrated Magazine VI VII Antiques Collecting
2 Vols 1903 The Connoisseur An Illustrated Magazine VI VII Antiques Collecting

Price: £59.99

A two volume set of first edition British antiquarian magazines. Comprised of volumes VI and VII.The magazine was intended as an illustrated guide for antique lovers and collectors, and was published nine times a year.Colour illustrated...

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2000 Antique Collectors Club Peter Monamy 1681-1749 and His Circle F B Cockett
2000 Antique Collectors Club Peter Monamy 1681-1749 and His Circle F B Cockett

Price: £30.00

A biographical account of Peter Monamy, his art, and his company. Illustrated throughout, with examples of Monamy's work. Monamy was a popular English marine painter of the seventeenth and...

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2000 Modern Art and America Alfred Stieglitz Sarah Greenough First Edition
2000 Modern Art and America Alfred Stieglitz Sarah Greenough First Edition

Price: £49.99

This is a beautifully illustrated work on the modern art collections held in New York galleries.Compiled by Sarah Greenough with essays by other noted art critics and writers.This text focuses on the full range of Stieglitz's activities...

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2002 Paintings In Venice By Gentili Romanelli Rylands Scire First In Dustwrapper
2002 Paintings In Venice By Gentili Romanelli Rylands Scire First In Dustwrapper

Price: £44.99

Paintings in Venice by Augusto Gentili, Giandomenico Romanelli, Philip Rylands, Giovanna Nepi Scir. With more than five hundred colour illustrations. First edition. Venice is among the most frequently visited cities in the world...

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2003 Heroes and Villains Scarfe at the National Portrait Gallery
2003 Heroes and Villains Scarfe at the National Portrait Gallery

Price: £48.00

A scarcely found signed first edition of Scarfe's work from the National Portrait Gallery. Scarcely found signed, this first edition of 'Heroes and Villains' collects the colourful and caricaturist...

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2003 Russian Landscape David Jackson Patty Wageman First Edition Illustrated
2003 Russian Landscape David Jackson Patty Wageman First Edition Illustrated

Price: £120.00

An illustrated copy of this work on landscape art.The exhibition guide to the Russian Landscape exhibition at the National Gallery in London and the Groninger Museum, showcasing works on the Landscape of Russia in the late nineteenth...

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2004 Ralph Maynard Smith A Haunted Man First Edition Scarce Colour Illustrated
2004 Ralph Maynard Smith A Haunted Man First Edition Scarce Colour Illustrated

Price: £50.00

A scarce and fascinating study of the professional and personal life, and works, of the British artist Ralph Maynard Smith. Ralph Maynard Smith was a twentieth century British artist who produced...

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2005 Beyond Decoration Illustrations of John Everett Millais Goldman Illus 1st
2005 Beyond Decoration Illustrations of John Everett Millais Goldman Illus 1st

Price: £45.00

The first edition of Paul Goldman's look at the work and life of the Pre-Raphaelite artist John Everett Millais, illustrated throughout, held in the original unclipped dustwrapper. The first...

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2005 Passion Paintings Drawings & Studies Fletcher Sidthorp Limited Ed Unopened
2005 Passion Paintings Drawings & Studies Fletcher Sidthorp Limited Ed Unopened

Price: £110.00

An unopened and therefore pristine copy of this artistic anthology featuring the artwork of Fletcher Sibthorp. Limited edition, although unoponed these limited editions are all signed and numbered, being one of 350. With...

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2005 Passion Paintings, Drawings and Studies 1998 - 2005 Fletcher J. Sidthorp
2005 Passion Paintings, Drawings and Studies 1998 - 2005 Fletcher J. Sidthorp

Price: £120.00

A delightful copy of this nicely presented artistic anthology featuring the artwork of Fletcher Sibthorp. Open edition. With original slipcase, and ribbon pull. Fletcher Sibthorp is a specialist in dance and...

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2006 First Edition The Moderns Revisited Indian Art Colour Illustrated M Hussain
2006 First Edition The Moderns Revisited Indian Art Colour Illustrated M Hussain

Price: £70.00

A scarce first edition study of modern Indian art. The piece looks at the works of M F Hussain, S H Raza, Ram Kumar, V S Gaitonde, F N Souza, Tyed Mehta and Akbar Padamsee.Numerous colour illustrated plates and illustrations throughout...

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2006 The Moderns Revisited Indian Art First Edition Colour Illustrated M Hussain
2006 The Moderns Revisited Indian Art First Edition Colour Illustrated M Hussain

Price: £60.00

A scarce first edition study of modern Indian art. The piece looks at the works of M F Hussain, S H Raza, Ram Kumar, V S Gaitonde, F N Souza, Tyed Mehta and Akbar Padamsee.Numerous colour illustrated plates and illustrations throughout...

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2007 Adventures in Pataphysics by Taylor THOMAS CHIMES
2007 Adventures in Pataphysics by Taylor THOMAS CHIMES

Price: £35.99

An As New copy of this study of the work of Thomas Chimes First Edition Still in original wrapper, with dust wrapper Thomas Chimes (b. 1921) is one of Philadelphias most important living artists. Tracing the stylistic evolution...

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2009 2vol F. Schoonover Catalogue Raisonne Colour Illus Dustwrapper Slipcase 1st
2009 2vol F. Schoonover Catalogue Raisonne Colour Illus Dustwrapper Slipcase 1st

Price: £220.00

The first edition of this complete collection of the works of Frank Schoonover, written by his grandchildren, profusely illustrated in colour throughout. Held in the original unclipped dustwrappersand a cloth slipcase. ...

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2010 Alberto Giacometti The Origin of Space Bruderlin Stooss First Edition Dustwrapper
2010 Alberto Giacometti The Origin of Space Bruderlin Stooss First Edition Dustwrapper

Price: £170.00

A pleasing first edition copy of this fascinating monograph of the 'mature works' of one of the most important sculptors of the twentieth century, Alberto Giacometti. Complete with the original...

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3 Vol 1972 The Glass Circle R J Charleston First edition Ilustrated Hoare Bills
3 Vol 1972 The Glass Circle R J Charleston First edition Ilustrated Hoare Bills

Price: £49.99

The first three volumes of the history of the society of the Glass Circle and the art of decorative glass. The books cover the origins of the Circle of Glass, the collectors, George Ravenscroft, Jacobite engravers and the...

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c1830 Volume I Liber Naturae Thirty Views Drawn From Nature and on Stone Powell
c1830 Volume I Liber Naturae Thirty Views Drawn From Nature and on Stone Powell

Price: £495.00

A collection of plates based on countryside scenes in England.An extremely scarce work. Locations to this work include Ambleside, Ash Priors, Wells, Worcester and Dunster Castle. Drawn by James Powell.

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c1850 Die Wichtigsten Bildwerke am Sebaldusgrabe Nurnberg Illustrated P Vischer
c1850 Die Wichtigsten Bildwerke am Sebaldusgrabe Nurnberg Illustrated P Vischer

Price: £90.00

A very scarce collection of art on Sebaldusgrabe to Nuremberg. Eighteen illustrated plates by A. Reindel depicting Saints. A chapter on The Principal Figures of Peter Visher's Shrine of St. Sebaldus at Nuremberg with...

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c1850 Knight's Pictorial Gallery of Arts Volumes I and II Illustrated
c1850 Knight's Pictorial Gallery of Arts Volumes I and II Illustrated

Price: £59.99

A beautiful collection of illustrations and plates depicting all aspects of art in history, from Roman plebian dress to coal-mining. With thousands of illustrations throughout, as well as histories and introductions. Charles Knight ...

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c1850 Pictures of Life and Character John Leech Punch Illus Second Series
c1850 Pictures of Life and Character John Leech Punch Illus Second Series

Price: £50.00

The second series of this collection of sketches by John Leech.Taken from the collection of Mr. Punch of Punch magazine.John leech was an English caricaturist and illustrator known for his comic wood engravings used as illustrations...

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c1850 Songs Duets Instructions in the Art of Singing Music Scores Very Scarce
c1850 Songs Duets Instructions in the Art of Singing Music Scores Very Scarce

Price: £225.00

A charming collection of songs and duets, with an informative preface containing 'Instructions in the Art of Singing' with various exercises and 'easy solfeggio' for vocalisation. A very scarce...

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c1860 3vol Lodges Portraits Of Illustrious Personages With Biographical Memoirs
c1860 3vol Lodges Portraits Of Illustrious Personages With Biographical Memoirs

Price: £340.00

A beautiful illustrated collection of portraits with biographical and historical memoirs by Edmund Lodge. With 240 plates of black and white engravings with decorative borders, engraved reproductions from pictures in the private...

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c1860 A personal collection of coloured and black and white illustrations
c1860 A personal collection of coloured and black and white illustrations

Price: £99.99

A unique and personal collection of coloured and black and white illustrations. Many of the illustrations are angelic portraits of children and young women. There are also a number of natural pictures of birds and flowers and rural...

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