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CROWN OF WILD OLIVE

by JOHN RUSKIN

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Published
1912
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Near Fine
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This is what I believe is a first Hurst edition of Crown of Wild Olive, a collection of three lectures by the English critic and philosopher John Ruskin (1819-1900).It is three of Ruskin's most famous lectures: Traffic (1864), which is about the conflict between taste and morality; Work (1865) which is about the conflict between those who produce and those… Read more
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THE PRE-RAPHAELITES & THEIR WORLD

by WILLIAM MICHAEL ROSSETTI

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Published
1995
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Fine
Edition
First
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This is an unread copy of The Pre-Raphaelites and Their World, published by The Folio Society in 1995. It has not been opened until now. It was written by the English critic William Michael Rossetti (1829-1919), a member of the famed Rossetti family, and one of the founders of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. He writes about his… Read more
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INTERNATIONAL LOGOS & TRADEMARKS

by Supon Phornirunlit

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Published
1991, 1993
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Fine
Edition
First
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These books are of interest to those who are interested in the history of graphic design, and corporate branding. Through the 1980s and 1990s, American creative director Supon Phornirunlit held international design competitions to showcase the world's finest logo, trademark and identity materials design. He published three volumes. This set is volumes I and II, going through… Read more
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THE COMPLETE PAINTINGS OF PICASSO, BLUE and ROSE PERIODS

by Denys Sutton, Paolo Lecaldano

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Published
1968
Condition
Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9780810955141
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$95.72

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This is an unread first edition of The Complete Paintings of Pablo Picasso, Blue and Rose Periods. It was written/compiled by art historians Denys Sutton and Paolo Lecaldano and published in 1968. Works covered are from Picasso's Blue Period (1901-1904) and Rose Period (1904-1906), when he was in his early 20s. The book consists of a minimal amount of introductory text,… Read more
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EXPLORING THE WORLD OF THE CELTS

by Simon James

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Published
1993
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First Reprint
ISBN
9780500050675
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In this generously illustrated introduction to the world of the Celts, Simon James charts their way of life from farming to feasting, their wars, their gods, and their superb craftsmanship in metal, wood, and stone. He covers the neglected subject of Celtic life under Roman rule, particularly in Gaul and Britain, and the continuing traditions… Read more
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ENGLISH FURNITURE STYLES

by Ralph Fastnedge

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Published
1962
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Fine
Edition
First US
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This is a near-perfect copy of English Furniture Styles, written in 1962 by the English art historian Ralph Fastnedge.This is the first US edition, published two years later. This book is now rare. This is a comprehensive, authoritative and profusely-illustrated survey of the evolution of English furniture. It is broken down into 11 periods, ending with Regency.… Read more
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EROTIC WORKS OF D.H. LAWRENCE

by D.H. LAWRENCE

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Published
1989
Condition
Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9780517643044
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$51.85

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This is a first edition (1989) of Erotic Works of D.H. Lawrence, Illustrated in Color with the Erotic Paintings of D.H. Lawrence. It includes novels, novellas, short stories, essays and poetry -- see contents photos. D.H. Lawrence (1885-1930) is known as one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century. He was prolific, but is most famous for… Read more
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ANTIQUE COLLECTOR'S DIRECTORY OF PERIOD DETAIL

by Paul Davidson

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Published
2000
Condition
Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9780764151675
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This is the stated first US edition of Antique Collector's Directory of Period Detail: How to Identify the Key Characteristics, Shapes and Forms of Period Styles. It was written by the British auction house valuer Paul Davidson. The key to object identification lies in recognizing an era's representative shapes, and this book shows how o identify antique… Read more
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DAVID MILNE: LIFE & WORKS

by Ian Thom

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Published
1991
Condition
Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9780888947406
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$47.86

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This is an unread first edition of David Milne, a 1991 book about the Canadian artist (1992-1953) who is now regarded as one of the greatest painters of his generation. His work is generally classified as 'modernist' and his focus was mainly landscapes although, as this book shows, his choice of subjects were widely varied. The… Read more
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A TREASURY OF WORLD ANTIQUES OVER FIVE CENTURIES

by Anthony Livesey

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Published
1980
Condition
Fine
Edition
First Reprint
ISBN
9780600304821
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$31.91

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This is the first reprint of A Treasury of World Antiques, a best-seller written by the British historian Anthony Livesey and first published in 1979. It was re-printed for WH Smith Books the following year. It covers 5 centuries of collectibles, of every kind. Silver, porcelain, furniture, toys, jewellery etc., and it's laid out by century… Read more
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THE ENGLISH COUNTRY CHAIR

by IVAN SPARKES

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Published
1977
Condition
Very Good+
Edition
Reprint, Update
ISBN
9780904978872
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$35.90

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This is an excellent copy of The English Country Chair, by the English furniture historian Ivan Sparkes. There are copies available in Europe; in North America, it's quite rare. It was first published in 1973. Sparkes revised and updated it and it was reprinted, in soft cover, in 1977. This is one of those revised copies. The back cover… Read more
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BRITISH CRAFTSMANSHIP

by W. B. Honey

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Published
1947
Condition
Very Good+
Edition
First
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After the war, between 1945 and 1950, Collins published a series of books about Great Britain. They may have been morale boosters, but they were serious books, of very high quality. This is 7th: British Craftsmanship, published in 1947. It covers the six areas of craftsmanship in which Great Britain most excels: Clocks, Glass, Furniture, Pottery and Porcelain,… Read more
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VANITY FAIR 2003 - SALMA HAYEK

by VANITY FAIR

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Published
2003
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Fine
Edition
February
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Vanity Fair, February 2003 Cover: Salma Hayek See Table of Contents scans 194 Pages Unread--Pristine Condition
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VANITY FAIR 2003 - CAMERON DIAZ

by VANITY FAIR

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Published
2003
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Fine
Edition
January
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Vanity Fair, January 2003 See Table of Contents scans 142 Pages Unread--Pristine Condition
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VANITY FAIR 2002 - BENJAMIN BRATT & TALISA SOTO

by VANITY FAIR

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Published
2002
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Fine
Edition
August
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Vanity Fair, August 2002 Cover: Benjamin Bratt & Talisa Soto See Table of Contents Scans 201 pages. Unread, mint condition
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NEW YORKER STYLE ISSUE. COVER YEARNING to BREATHE FREE by MICHAEL ROBERTS

by NEW YORKER

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Published
2001
Condition
Fine
Edition
September 17
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September 17, 2001. 174 Pages, no label Cover: Yearning to Breathe Free, by Michael Roberts See Table of Contents Scan Condition: Pristine Michael Roberts (1947- ) is a British fashion journalist and the Fashion & Style director for Vanity Fair. He has worked as fashion director for The New Yorker, fashion editor of The Sunday Times, style director and art director of Tatler, design… Read more
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LIVING ARCHITECTURE: DESIGN & ARCHITECTURE OF DENMARK, FINLAND, NORWAY & SWEDEN

by LIVING ARCHITECTURE

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Published
2006
Condition
Fine
Edition
20
ISBN
0936159001790
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$15.95

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Living Architecture is an extremely high-end magazine, published in Denmark, in English. It is oversized and heavy, with thick paper, great design, tons of photos and floor plans. This issue is No. 20, from 2006. See Scan of Table of Contents 202 Pages Pristine Condition NOTE: My quoted price for shipping OUTSIDE of North America is for surface mail without tracking. For other… Read more
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DEGAS

by Pierre Caban

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Published
1958
Condition
Very Good+
Edition
First
ISBN
9780919630130
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$63.82

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You'll find some of these books listed as first editions and dated 1965, or 1957. The first edition in French was printed in 1957; the first in English was printed in 1958. This is a copy of that first edition. It is a serious work of art history, and includes survey notices, exhibition texts and comments to… Read more
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VINCENT VAN GOGH

by Jorn Hetebrugge

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Published
2010
Condition
Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9781407542737
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This is a first edition of the excellent 2010 biography of Vincent Van Gogh, by the German journalist Jorn Hetebrugge. It is of extremely high-quality, with about 250 high-res reproductions. It tells the story of the artist's life, and takes us through the development and production of his work. It is a large book--3 1/2 lbs, extremely high quality.… Read more
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WHISTLER (James)

by Andrew McLaren Young

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Published
1978
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First US
ISBN
9780834300064
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In 1963, an Italian company gathered together the works of various artists and published them as a series called The Great Artists: A library of their lives, times and paintings. In 1978, Funk & Wagnalls published them in the US. Each book is the same: 10" x 14", high quality images and paper, an essay on the life of the… Read more
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