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African Art Books & Ephemera

Fancy Feet

Fancy Feet

by Zilboorg, Anna

Asheville, North Carolina: Lark Books, 1994. Early printing. Hardcover. Very Good/good +. 128 pages with index, illustrated with gorgeous color photographs of socks and patterns plus charts and diagrams. A master artisan reveals the secrets of the colorful, bold patterns that are found in Turkish stockings and shows how easy the patterns are and how satisfying to knit. Signed and inscribed by author on half title page. Bright blue coth binding with gilt titles on front cover and spine, light yellow end... Read more
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$40.00
New Patchwork Knitting Fashion for Children

New Patchwork Knitting Fashion for Children

by Schulz, Horst

East London, South Africa: Saprotex International, 2000. English edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No jacket. 64 pages, illustrated with color photographs and black and white charts. Instruction in the principles of patchwork knitting, with a style gallery of twelve designs plus explanations. Illustrated boards with white and yellow titles on front cover and spine, decorated end papers. Some light shelf wear, corners and spine ends a little bumped, interior pages bright and clean, binding tight. Measures 8... Read more
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$15.00
For the love of art

For the love of art

by Weston, David

Kirby Bellars: David Weston Publications. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 1997. First Edition. Hardcover. 0952619490 . Very clean & tightly bound larger format hardback book with no inscriptions, in a bright unclipped dustjacket. As new. vi + 134 pages, 143 illustrations. Heavy book .
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£25.00
Tudor Renaissance

Tudor Renaissance

by Lees-Milne, James

B. T. Batsford Ltd.. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1951. First Edition. Hardcover. Clean hardback tightly bound in grey cloth with gilt titles, minor foxing to page edges, no inscriptions. viii + 152 pages, 127 illustrations on plates plus illustrations in the text, index .
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£8.00
A Treasury of Holly Hobbie

A Treasury of Holly Hobbie

by Hobbie, Holly

Chicago: Rand McNally & Company, 1979. Not stated. Hardcover. Good/No jacket. 61 pages, illustrated with sepia and color drawings. Contains All Through the Day, Through the Year, ABCs, Questions and Answers, It's a Happy Day and Around the House. Red illustrated boards with white titles on front cover and spine, illustrated end papers. Some fading of cover, light spotting, corners and spine ends bumped, interior pages bright, binding tight.
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$12.00
The Illustrated Flower

The Illustrated Flower

by Chwast, Seymour & Emily Blair Chewning

New York: Harmony Books, 1977 1st ed. 72pp. illus. paperback 4to: Very Good [bottom outside corners are bumped; else a nice clean, complete & tight copy] A colorful array of floral art.
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$15.00
The Art of Africa, the Pacific Islands, and the Americas / The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin

The Art of Africa, the Pacific Islands, and the Americas / The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin

by Newton, Douglas

New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1981. 56 pages; well illustrated; full-page color. MMA Bulletin Fall 1981. Clean and tight.. Pictorial Wrapper (softcover). Very Good.. Illus. by Photographs by Lee Boltin. 4to. Art periodical.
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$8.00
Monet at Argenteuil

Monet at Argenteuil

by Tucker, Paul Hayes (on Claude Monet)

New Haven: Yale Univ. Press, 1982 1st ed. 211pp. illus. hardbacksm 4to: Fine in a Fine dj in Brodart poly cover [couple of corner bumps; else F]
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$25.00
Arts in Virginia, Volume 19, Number 3, Spring, 1979

Arts in Virginia, Volume 19, Number 3, Spring, 1979

by Cruger, George, Editor

Richmond, Virginia: The Virginia Museum, 1979. Paperback. Good +. 32 pages. Collection of articles with black and white photographs: "A Half-Century of Creative Collecting in the American Decorative Arts" by Alice Winchester, "Francis P. Garvan: He Would Educate the Nation" by Charles F. Montgomery and "Henry Francis du Pont: The Growth of a Collector" by John A. H. Sweeney. Brown wraps with embossed and imprinted lettering on front cover, 3 staple binding. Some light edge... Read more
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$5.00
Designs for Living, Symbolic Communications in African Art

Designs for Living, Symbolic Communications in African Art

by Adams, Monni

Cambridge,MA: The Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Harvard University, 1982. 143 pages; 99 b&w illustrations. Wooden sculpture, Wood masks, woven cloths. Perspectives: art for whom; art for what purpose: Art and the Cosmos, Art and the Community, Art and the Individual. Clean throughout; tight binding; lightly rubbed along edges of the covers.. First Edition. Pictorial Wrapper (softcover). Very Good. Square 8vo. Exhibition Catalogue.
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$15.00
Illustrated Catalogue Old Pinakothek Munich

Illustrated Catalogue Old Pinakothek Munich

by Gerber, Carl

Munich, 1928 16th ed.  200pp + 16pp of ads. illus. beige cloth sm 8vo w/gilt titles: Good/no dj [age darkening of light color covers; bit of penciled notation in text; else a clean, complete & tight copy] Includes 200 black & white illustrations.
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$7.50
A History of Western Art

A History of Western Art

by John Ives Sewall

Blue Hardcover-1961 second printing-wonderful copy –excellent condition minimal amount of edge wear – small bump rolled corners– pretty endpapers of aqua color with maps blue cloth boards titling light blue and white on spine at front– interior the book is unmarked without remarks or inscriptions printed on extremely expensive almost photo-quality paper sprinkled with pictures throughout.no dust jacket -see pictures maybe this will do it maybe it won't. you'll know by looking at the pictures, I... Read more
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$16.00
5000 Years of Korean Art

5000 Years of Korean Art

by Sunu, Choi, editor

Seoul: Hyonam Publishing, 1979 1st ed. 363pp. illus. grey cloth folio: Very Good in a Good dj [several small stain spots on fore edge; else a nice crisp copy; text and plates are untroubled; dj = tears @ spine head & top corners; else G] An enormous, magnificently illustrated volume.
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$75.00
L. S. Lowry

L. S. Lowry

by Green, Jonathan & Matthew; Rosenthal, Dr. T.G. (foreword)

Richard Green. Very Good. 2011. First Edition. Softcover. Clean and tightly bound larger format paperback original, a little worn at corners, no inscriptions, spine uncreased, appears little used. An exhibition catalogue of 38 Lowry paintings, all of which were for sale. Unpaginated (96 pages), colour illustrations, biography, chronology, bibliography .
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£25.00
From the Sketchbooks of the Great Artists

From the Sketchbooks of the Great Artists

by Marks, Claude

New York: Crowell, 1972 1st ed. 480pp. illus. beige cloth 4to: Very Good+ in a near Very Good dj [top edge foxing; else a nice crisp copy] An enormous scholarly study by the American artist Marks (1916-91) featuring 280 drawings.
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$25.00
The human figure in fashion drawing technique

The human figure in fashion drawing technique

by Hall, Mabel Lilian

Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons Ltd. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1933. First Edition. Hardcover. Clean hardback tightly bound in buff cloth with black & red titles, cloth has minor rubbing at corners, no inscriptions. 100 pages + adverts, colour frontispiece & 48 mono & duotone illustrations in the text. Undated, Copac gives 1933 .
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£20.00
Piero della Francesca and the Early Renaissance

Piero della Francesca and the Early Renaissance

by Hendy, Philip

New York: Macmillan. 1968 1st Am. ed. 248pp. illus. green cloth sm 4to: Fine/no dj.
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$6.99
One Hundred Years of Traditional British Painting (100)

One Hundred Years of Traditional British Painting (100)

by Vincent Adrian

Newton Abbot, UK: David & Charles, 1989 1st ed. 96pp. illus. hardback oblong 4to: Fine in a Fine dj in Brodart poly cover [couple of small white spots on rear cover boards; else a nice clean and crisp copy] Covers art through the first three quarters of the 20th century, including such traditional British painters as Alfred Munnings, Alfred East, Frank Dicksee, William Russell Flint, David Shepherd, et al.
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$45.00
The Handspinner's Companion

The Handspinner's Companion

by Morris, Leigh

New Zealand: Leigh Morris / Penfolk Publishing, 1994. Second printing. Paperback. Good +/No jacket. McGregor, Loralie. 131 pages, illustrated with black and white drawings. A comprehensive guide to the art of handspinning, including analysis of hand knitting yarns, an examination of fibers including alpaca, angora, cashmere, cotton, flax, mohair, silk and wool, suggestions for hundreds of yarn variations, detailed instructions for novelty and textured yarns and much more. Signed by author on title... Read more
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$35.00
The Complete Book of Decoupage

The Complete Book of Decoupage

by Wing, Frances S

New York: Coward-McCann, 1965 2nd ptg. 205pp. illus. blue decorated cloth 8vo: Very Good in a worn but not tattered dj [ink name; some age browning; else a nice clean, complete & tight copy] A useful guide to decorating everything from a cigar box to a grand piano.
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$7.50
Frank Stack: etchings & lithographs

Frank Stack: etchings & lithographs

by Larson, Sidney

U.S.A: Singing Wind Publications. Very Good. 1976. First Edition. Softcover. Clean and tightly bound A4 size paperback original, no inscriptions, spine uncreased, appears little used. Unpaginated (c40 pages), 33 plates .
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£8.00
The Art of Origami: Paper Folding, Traditional and Modern

The Art of Origami: Paper Folding, Traditional and Modern

by Randlett, Samuel w/illus. by Jean Randlett

New York: Dutton. 1962 2nd ptg. 192pp. illus. cream cloth sm 4to: about Good [light cover cloth is foxed and age darkened; front hinge is cracked but firm; else a clean, complete and tight copy] A vintage copy of this classic by a pioneer of modern origami techniques.
Item Price
$25.00
Sculpted forest: sculpture in the Forest of Dean

Sculpted forest: sculpture in the Forest of Dean

by Martin, Rupert

Redcliffe Press Ltd. Very Good. 1990. First Edition. Softcover. 0948265043 . Clean and tightly bound paperback original, no inscriptions, spine uncreased, appears little used. 96 pages, photos & illustrations in the text, bibliography .
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£7.00
Packaging design 3: the best of American and International packaging  designs

Packaging design 3: the best of American and International packaging designs

by Gabetti, Cristina & Editors of ID Magazine

U.S.A: PBC International. Very Good in Fair dust jacket. 1987. First Edition. Hardcover. 0823064565 . Very clean & tightly bound larger format hardback book with no inscriptions, in a tatty unclipped dustjacket, chipped at all corners and has some loss at the bottom of the rear panel. 256 pages, colour photos in the text, indexes. Heavy book .
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£15.00
Discovering wall paintings

Discovering wall paintings

by Rouse, E. Clive

Tring: Shire Publications Ltd.. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1971. Second Revised Edition. Hardcover. 0852630611 . Very clean, tightly bound book with no inscriptions, in a priceclipped dustjacket which is faded at the spine, background has gone from orange to yellow, titles still clear. 48 pages, 26 photos on plates, bibliography, gazeteer. These early Shire hardback publications with dustjackets are quite uncommon. .
Item Price
£7.00