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Thomas Gainsborough 1727 - 1788
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Thomas Gainsborough 1727 - 1788

By Michael Rosenthal and Martin Myrone; Rica Jones, Martin Postle, Diane Perkins, Christine Riding and Louise Hayward

New York, New York: Harry N. Abrams, 2002. First edition. Hardcover--cloth. Fine/Near fine. Quarto, 12" tall, 294 pages, beige cloth with gilt titles; color and b&w illustrations throughout. A fine, neat clean hardcover edition with light shelf wear; hinges and binding tight, paper white. In a near fine, lightly rubbed dust jacket.

$30.00

Art in the College Program of General Education [signed by the author]

By Ernest Ziegfeld

New York, New York: Columbia University Teacher's College, 1953. First edition. Hardcover--cloth. Very Good -. Signed by Ziegfeld on the front endpaper. Octavo, 9 1/4" tall, x + 239 pages, tan cloth. A very good minus, clean, sturdy hard cover over all with moderate shelf wear and rubbing at the corners; hinges and binding tight, paper lightly yellowed. Without dust jacket.

$9.50

The Golden Eye: Magnificent Private Museums of American Collectors

By Mahonri Sharp Young; introduction by John Train; photographs by Albano Guatti and Nicolas Sapieha

New York, New York: Scala, 1983. First edition thus. Decorative Cloth. Fine / Near Fine. Quarto, 11 1/4" tall, 160 pages, color and b&w illustration throughout, gilt titles on gray cloth. A fine, clean, likely unread hardcover first edition thus with minimal shelf wear ; hinges and binding tight, paper white. In a near fine, lightly worn dust jacket with the original price present .

$9.50

The Art of Burma, Korea, Tibet

By Alexander B. Griswold, Chewon Kim, Peter H. Pott

New York, New York: Greystone Press, 1968. Revised Edition. Hardcover. Very Good / Very Good. Small quarto, 9 1/4" tall, 273 pages with intertextual color and b&w illustration, illustrated endpapers, decorative maroon boards. A very good, clean, neat hardcover with light shelf wear; hinges and binding tight, paper tightly yellow (color plate paper white). In a very good lightly worn dust jacket.

$9.50

Flandre [Ars-Una, Species Mille; Histoire Generale de L'Art]

By Max Rooses

Paris, France: Librairie Hachette et Cie, 1913. First edition thus. Decorative Boards. Very Good -. French text. Duodecimo, 7 1/8" tall, 349 pages with intertextual black and white illustrations plus 3 four-color plates on coated stock, gilt titles on green decorative cloth. A very good minus, generally clean, neat hardcover with moderate shelf wear and rubbing to the extremities, cloth back strip just starting to fray, light exterior soiling; binding solid, spine slightly canted, paper lightly yellowed with some foxing to the fore-edges.

$9.50

A History of Art in Chaldaea & Assyria; Volume I (one of two volumes only )

By Georges Perrot, Charles Chipiez; translated and edited by Walter Armstrong

London, England: Chapman & Hall -- A.C. Armstrong and Son, 1884. First edition. Decorative Cloth. Fair. Ex-library. Single volume only of 2 volume set. This is an ex-library copy with markings to the spine, endpapers and title pages, sold as a reference copy only. Quarto, 10 1/2" tall, xiii + 398 with intertextual black and white illustrations + 4 plates (clean and present), gilt spine titles on decorated maroon cloth. A fair, significantly worn hardcover first edition with general shelf wear and rubbing at the fore-corner tips, cover fore-edge margins dampstained and color faded, backstrip cloth loose at the back hinge; hinges broken; internal condition is good+ with binding solid but slightly canted, front endpaper and flyleaves loose but present; paper clean, lightly yellowed with some light foxing to the exterior fore-edges and light dampstaining to some margins (does not affect text). Useful as reference given clean interior.

$16.50

That Wilder Image: The Painting of America's Native School from Thomas Cole to Winslow Homer

By James Thomas Flexner

Boston, Massachusetts: Little, Brown, and Company, 1962. First edition. Decorative Cloth. Very Good / Very Good. Quarto, 10 1/4" tall, xxii + 407 pages with intertextual illustration, gray cloth. A very good clean, hardcover first edition with minor shelf wear, but light foxing to the cover cloth at the top marging; hinges and binding tight, paper cream white, with a single name stamp from a private library on the title page. In a very good, modrately worn dust jacket, with original price.

$12.50

The Courtezan Olympia: An Intimate Survey of Artists and Their Mistress-models

By C. J. Bulliet [Clarence Joseph Bulliet]

New York, New York: Covici-Friede Publishers, 1930. First printing. Hardcover--cloth. Good +. Octavo, 9 1/8" tall, 204 pages + black and white plates, blue cloth. A good + , sturdy hardcover first edition with moderate shelf wear, light exterior soiling, spine cloth fading, hinges and binding solid, paper lightly yellowed, with a previous owner's name penned on the front endpaper, and top fore-edge foxed. Lacking dust jacket. A terrific reading copy.

$7.50

The Gate of Appreciation: Studies in the Relation of Art to Life

By Carleton Noyes

Boston, Massachusetts: Houghton Mifflin, 1907. First edition. Quarter-cloth--paper over boards. Very Good. Octavo, 9 1/2" tall, xi + 280 pages, tan quarter cloth with paper spine label; brown paper over boards. Unread with signatures uncut. A very good, clean first edition hardcover overall, with corners worn through to boards, some darkening along the backstrip and yellowing to paper label; hinges binding solid, paper lightly yellowed.

$19.00

An Integrated Course in Art Appreciation

By Thais M. Plaisted

Los Angeles, California: Ray Marsh Fox, 1935. Early Printing. Hardcover--cloth. Good. Sold as a good reading copy. Octavo, 9 1/4" tall, 335 pages, brown titles, tan cloth. A good, clean hardcover edition overall with light shelf wear and rubbing at the corners, light exterior soiling; hinges and binding solid, paper clean, moderately yellowed with previous owner's signature on the front endpaper and light foxing primarily to the endpapers and fore-edges. Without dust jacket.

$17.50

Painter and Poet: Studies in the Literary Relations of English Paintings (The Charles Eliot Norton Lectures for 1937 - 1938).

By Chauncey Brewster Tinker

Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 1938. First printing. Hardcover--cloth. Very Good. Quarto, 10 " tall, xiv + 194 pages + 66 black & white plates, gilt titles on blue cloth. A very good, clean, neat hard cover with minor shelf wear; hinges and binding solid, paper lightly yellowed but with foxing fore-edges, especially to the top, light foxing to the endpapers with a previous owner's name written small. Without dust jacket.

$9.50

What Is Art? Studies in the Technique and Criticism of Painting

By John C. Van Dyke

New York, New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1910. First printing. Decorative Cloth. Very Good -. Octavo, 7 1/4" tall, , 154 pages, gilt titles on maroon cloth. A very good (minus), clean first edition hardcover overall with moderate shelf wear and rubbing at the corners, light exterior soiling; hinges and binding solid, paper lightly yellowed with minor foxing to the fore-edges and to the endpapers, BUT a library bookplate and two dates stamped on the front endpaper, and library stamp on title page. Lacking dust jacket

$14.50

A Concise History of Japanese Art

By Peter C. Swann

New York, New York: Kodansha America, 1982. Second printing. Flexible cloth. Near Fine / Very Good. Duodecimo, 7 1/3" tall, 332 pages, stiff red wraps with additional pictorial dust jacket; b&w illustrations throughout and several color illustrations. A near fine, clean, flexible cloth edition (second printing) with minor shelf wear; hinges and binding tight, paper white, BUT a couple of small pen markings (2 found) and light foxing to the fore-edges. In a very good, lightly worn dust jacket with previous owner's tape repair over one tear, and with original price.

$17.50

An Account of All the Pictures Exhibited in the Rooms of the British Institution from 1813 to 1823, Belonging to the Nobility and Gentry of England; with remarks, critical and explanatory

By [John Weale], [British Institution for Promoting the Fine Arts in the United Kingdom]

London, England: Priestley and Weale, 1824. First edition. Hardcover. Fair. Octavo, 8" tall, xxxvi + 320 pages, plain boards (as first published). A previous owner's signature penned on front endpaper. In fair condition over all, the interior being very good, paper clean and only lightly yellowed, but the original binding is broken and signatures disbound, most of the backstrip missing, the worn and soiled cover boards are loose and binding threads broken. However, because of the good condition of the paper, this scarce volume could be rebound. Weale (1791–1862) first went into the trade with George Priestley, at St Giles-in-the-Fields. After Priestley's death around 1812, he worked with Priestley's widow. He commenced business as a publisher at 59 High Holborn about 1820. He possessed a wide knowledge of art, and took a particular interest in the study of architecture. In 1823 he issued a bibliographical ‘Catalogue of Works on Architecture and the Fine Arts,’ of which a new edition appeared in 1854. He followed the ‘Catalogue’ in 1849–50 with a ‘Rudimentary Dictionary of Terms used in Architecture, Building, and Engineering,’ a work which reached a fifth edition in 1876. He was on intimate terms with many men of science. As one of the first publishers of cheap educational literature he did much for technical education in England. His rudimentary series and educational series comprised standard works, both in classics and science. They were continued after his death by James Sprent Virtue [q. v.] Weale died in London on 18 Dec. 1862. He was the father of the antiquary and historian, Mr. William Henry James Weale.

$95.00

Envisioning New England: Treasures from Community Art Museums
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Envisioning New England: Treasures from Community Art Museums

By Pamela J. Belanger, Editor

New York, New York: University Press of New England, 2004. First printing. Original Wraps. Near Fine. Octavo, 11 1/4" tall, 79 pages illustrated in color with a few b&w throughout, illustrated wraps. A near fine, clean softcover first edition with little shelf wear, one corner bumped; binding solid, paper white.

$14.50

Suzanne Valadon; The Mistress of Montmartre
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Suzanne Valadon; The Mistress of Montmartre

By June Rose

New York, New York: St. Martin's Press, 1999. First American edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Octavo, 9 1/2" tall, 284 pages, red boards; color and b&w illustrations and photographs. A fine, clean, neat hard cover with light shelf wear, but a small blush of soiling (ink?) to the front cover; binding tight, paper white. In a fine dust jacket with original price.

$40.00

Painting and the Painter's Brush-Work

By Vojtech Volavka

Prague, Czech Republic: Artia, 1954. First printing. Hardcover--cloth. Good. Translated from the Czech. Quarto, 12" tall, 235 pages, color and b&w plates throughout, decorative beige cloth. A good+, clean hardcover overall; internal condition very good with hinges and binding solid, paper clean and just lightly yellowed. The exterior is in good condition with fraying and some chipping to the cloth at the spine ends, fore-corner tips worn through to boards, cover cloth color faded along spine and margins.

$12.50

French Paintings and Engravings of the XIXth (19th) Century in Czechoslovakia

By Vojtech Volavka

Prague, Czech Republic: Artia, 1954. First printing. Hardcover--cloth. Good. Quarto, 12" tall, 286 pages, color and b&w plates throughout, decorative gray cloth. A good, clean, moderately worn hard cover with fraying at chipping at the spine ends and fore-corner tips through to boards, cover cloth color faded along the spine and margins; internal condition very good with hinges and binding solid, paper clean and just lightly yellowed. Without dust jacket.

$11.50

1,100 Designs and Motifs from Historic Sources
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1,100 Designs and Motifs from Historic Sources

By John Leighton

New York, New York: Dover, 1995. Reprint . Paperback--trade. Fine. Quarto, 12" tall, 126 pages, stiff illustrated wraps; b&w illustrations of ornamental and decorative design. A fine, clean, likely unused soft cover edition with light shelf wear, binding tight, paper white. Originally published by D. Appleton in 1881.

$8.50

Pictorial Archive of Printer's Ornaments from the Renaissance to the 20th Century: 1,489 Designs
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Pictorial Archive of Printer's Ornaments from the Renaissance to the 20th Century: 1,489 Designs

By Carol Belanger Grafton

New York, New York: Dover, 1980. First printing. Paperback--trade. Near Fine. Quarto, 11 1/4" tall, 122 pages, stiff illustrated wraps. A near fine, clean, neat soft cover edition with light shelf wear, binding tight, paper white. This edition is a new work; first published by Dover in 1980.

$9.50

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