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    The Wood Engravings of Robert Gibbings by Empson, Patience

    London: J.M. Dent and Sons, 1959. First edition. Fine/near fine. Fine condition in a clear protective dustjacket. Edited by Patience Empson with an introduction by Thomas Balston.



    Degas Les Maitres by Rewald, John

    Les Editions Braun et Cie, 1954. First Edition. Softcover Paperback. Very Good. A discussion of works by the artist. Please Note: This copy is in French. Small smudge on bottom front and back of cover. Some wear/ bumping to spine. Binding and pages in great shape. Ships same day in weatherproof poly bubble-wrap AND cardboard protection w/ standard shipping. Free tracking. 100% Guaranteed. Book is currently being protected in (and ships in) a clear archival sleeve.



    AUGUSTUS JOHN, A BIOGRAPHY by Holroyd, Michael

    May not be noted.. Very Good in Good dust jacket. First American Edition. Hardcover. 0030138264 . Art; Biography; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; B&W Illustrations; Holroyd, Michael Augustus John, a Biography New York Holt, Rinehart and Winston c1974, 1975.Gold-stamped siena cloth. 676 pgs indexed. In depth study of the well-known portratist born in Wales. .



    Demonstrations by BLAKE, PETER

    London: Wedgwood, 1992. Very Good. Peter Blake. Decorated by Peter Blake, this plate was made in in a limited edition of 500 copies. Made in fine bone china by Wedgwood in 1992.Commissioned by the National Art Collections. In good condition. Boxed Edition of 500 Overall size: 12¼ inches (31 cm) The National Art Collections Fund initiated a series of Art Plates as part of a series of commissions of contemporary art in aid of its Modern Art Fund. In 1989 and again in 1990, the Fund commissioned two collections of contemporary prints by distinguished artists. The artists commissioned for this new series of six limited edition plates included Peter Blake, Patrick Caulfield, Bruce McLean, Sir Eduardo Paolozzi and John Piper. The project was sponsored by Glaxo and Wedgwood produced the plates.



    Scandinavian Embroidery Past and Present by Nielsen, Edith

    New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1978 . Hardcover. Very Good +/very good +. 4to. xiv, [2], 174 pp. Bound in white boards in blue illustrated dust wrapper printed in white. Black and white frontispiece, illustrations throughout, some in full color. Includes bibliography and index. Very Good+ age toning to boards, minor shelf wear, otherwise tight and clean in Very Good+ dust wrapper with short tear to head of spine, minor wear to extremities.



    Gerhard Richter : October 18, 1977 by Storr, Robert

    The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2000. 152 pages 85 illustrations 65 in color. A very minor quarter inch scratch to the illustration to the front cover. Minor soiling and scuffing to the black canvas boards, otherwise fine. Published on the occasion of the exhibition from The Museum of Modern Art, New York NY November 5, 2000-January 30, 2001. This exhibition was part of a larger exhibition called, "Open Ends" curated by Robert Storr. Fifteen paintings, oil on canvas, installation stated variable. Bibliography.. Cloth. Near Fine/No Jacket, As Issued.



    Pieter de Hooch 1629-1684 by Peter C. Sutton

    New Haven: Yale University Press, 1998. 4to. 183 pp. Gray cloth. Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. Slightest wear to jacket.. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine.



    Emil Nolde by Haftmann, Werner

    Marlborough Fine Art Limited, London, 1964. 52 page softcover catalogue, with numerous illustrations--about half of which are in full color. Binding is tight and solid, and dustjacket with tipped in color plate is in fine, bright condition. The dustjacket, being of a paper that is not archival, has caused some discoloring to the covers and portions of the endpapers where it has come into contact with them. Published in conjunction with the exhibition from February -March, 1964 at the London gallery.. Wrappers. Near Fine/Near Fine.



    Great Museums of the World by Newsweek, Inc. and Arnoldo Mondadori, editors

    New York: Newsweek, Inc, 1967 thru 1970. First editions thus, First printings thus . Hardcover. AS NEW/NEAR FINE. ORIGINAL UNCLIPPED DUST JACKETS. New York: Newsweek, Inc, 1967 thru 1970. First editions thus, First printings thus. As New/near fine. HATFIELD BOOKS AND MEMORABILIA, a FIVE STAR SELLER, presents GREAT MUSEUMS OF THE WORLD , exquisite color photos in the art collections of the 14 greatest museums in the world. EACH VOLUME was published separately as part of the Newsweek series, GREAT MUSEUMS OF THE WORLD, and as such is a FIRST EDITION THUS, FIRST PRINTING THUS. Each of the 14 volumes has 171 pages (including the History of the Collection by the Curator of the Museum in question, the Building Index of Illustrations, and an Index of Names), is 9 1/4" x 11 1/2", with approximately 150 color photographs. Oversize, extra postage required. The books are AS NEW, even after 45 years of preservation. Pages are glossy, white or extremely colorful, extremely tight and sharp, with no marks. Covers (cloth boards of varying single colors, containing large particulars in gold gilt) are spotless. Dust jacket for each volume varies between Very Good and Fine, with 10 listed as Fine. Volume 1: LOUVRE, Paris, 1967 . Volume 2: BRITISH MUSEUM, London, 1967 . Volume 3: VATICAN MUSEUM, Rome, 1968. Volume 4: NATIONAL GALLERY, Washington, 1968. Volume 5: PRADO, Madrid, 1968. Volume 6: NATIONAL MUSEUM, Tokyo, 1968 . Volume 7: UFFIZI, Florence, 1968 . Volume 8: PINAKOTHEK, Munich, 1969 . Volume 9: RIJKSMUSEUM, Amsterdam, 1969 . Volume 10: ART HISTORY MUSEUM, Vienna, 1969 . Volume 11: MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, Boston , 1969. Volume 12: EGYPTIAN MUSEUM, Cairo, 1969. Volume 13: NATIONAL GALLERY, London, 1969. Volume 14: BRERA, Milan, 1970. PUT THE FINE ART OF THE WORLD ON YOUR SHELF! Price is for 14 books.



    William Blake / Martin Butlin by Butlin, Martin ; William Blake (Exhibition) (1978 : London, Manchester)

    London : Tate Gallery Publications, 1978. First Paperback Edition. Near fine paperback copy; edges very slightly dust-dulled. Remains particularly and surprisingly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and especially sharp-cornered.; 8vo 8 - 9 tall; 164 pages; Physical desc. : 164p. , [16]p. Of plates : ill (some col), facsims. (some col), ports. ; 28cm. Subject: Blake, William, 1757-1827 - Exhibitions - Catalogs. Catalogue of an exhibition at the Tate Gallery 9 March-21 May 1978 ... Organised in association with the William Blake Trust - title page verso.



    Anthony Caro by Rubin, William

    New York: Museum of Modern Art, 1975. First printing. Paper wrappers. Near fine with tiny indentation to the first few introductory leaves otherwise as new.. 196 pp. 129 illus. 4to. Comprehensive survey of the British artist's work.



    Ernst Ludwig Kirchner: A Retrospective Exhibition by Gordon, Donald E

    Boston: The Museum of Fine Arts, 1969. 1st Edition. Soft cover. Near Fine. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Square small quarto. Illustrated blue wraps. 174 pp, illustrations. Near Fine, the top edge is a little wavy.



    Artist in Chrysalis a Biographical Study of Goethe in Italy by Haile H. G

    Chicago, IL: University Of Illinois. Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket. 1973. Hard Cover. Condition : The book has light dust soiling top page edges in dust jacket with light edge wear and rubbing to panels, spine sunned. The dust jacket is protected by an adjustable mylar cover, Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Pages: 201; Photographs .



    Emil Nolde by HAFTMANN, Werner

    Koln: Verlag M. DuMont, 1959. Third edition from December of 1959. Text in German. A monograph with over 40 tipped in color plates. A close to near fine copy with a bookplate on the front pastedown and a ownership signature on the front free endpaper in an about near fine dust jacket that has a couple tears, one to the bottom of the front panel and one to the top of the back panel.



    Picasso: The Artist's Works In Soviet Museums by Podoksik, Anthony

    New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., Publishers, 1989. First American edition. Hardcover. Fine/fine. Cloth. 680 Illustrations, including 56 color plates and 3 gatefolds. Also includes cardboard slipcase.



    Giotto: The Arena Chapel Frescoes (Norton Critical Studies in Art History) by [Giotto]; Stubblebine, James

    W.W. Norton & Company, 1969. Trade Paperback. Good. Wrappers and pages toned and foxed, spine edge bumped, ink stamp to front endpaper. 1969 Trade Paperback. xiii, 218 pp. An introduction to Giotto's frescoes in Padua with an analytical essay, documents and source materials, critical essays and 129 illustrations.



    English Caricaturists and Graphic Humourists of the Nineteenth Century. How They Illustrated and Interpreted Their Times by Everitt, Graham

    London: Swan Sonnenschein & Co. G : in good condition without dust jacket. Fading to lower spine. Darkening to eps. Ex.-lib. 1893. Second Edition. Blue/gilt hardback cloth cover. 260mm x 170mm (10" x 7"). xix, 427pp. 'A Contribution to the History of Caricature from the Time of the First Napoleon Down to the Death of John Leech in 1864'. .



    La Variabilité du Gout dans les Arts by Arnoult, Léon

    Léon Arnoult: La Variabilité du Gout dans les Arts. Les phases ornamentales de la mode (The variability of taste in the arts. The ornamental phases of fashion). Printed and published by Devambez "À l'enseigne du masque d'Or". Paris, 1921. ARNOULT Léon - William ABLETT (1877-1937 illustrator). Preowned, Signed. A l'Enseigne du Masque d'Or, chez Devambez, 1921, in-4°, 87 pp + 7 plate illustrations, printed in 303 numbered copies. Sewn, original printed stiff wrapper over blind wrapper. Printed wrapper, interior fine, uncut and unopened copy. Two of the illustrations are mixed technique plates by William Ablett, one is signed in pencil by the artist: a circular engraving with a lithographic image printed on it and heightened with gold. Editorial paperback, Jacket with title to the framed flat, beautiful allegorical friezes, endpapers, eyelet, cover page with the same frieze (antique collection stamp). The quantity of circulation - 303 copies justified, and numbering - №120, a preface paper, splendid table engraved by William Ablett and impressed by Devambez (signed in pencil by the Author), protected by tissue paper, 87 pages, indexes and colophon. Essay on fashion and aesthetics it analysed with the acumen of a scholar and the passionate love. As indicated, copies 4 to 303 were printed on vellum, heavy and rich, the volume is also embellished by seven wonderful paintings (two by Ablett, the other etchings by masters of the past) masterfully imprinted by Devambez. It worthy of great consideration and for the breadth and sharpness of the sage and the presence of the superb page plates. Including William Ablett's Greek scene - etching with aquatint, a painter and engraver. The book is in very good condition, good seams, uncut unopened pages. Exceptionally Rare and Very Important.



    Painting the Conquest by Gruzinski, Serge

    Paris: Flammarion, 1992. First edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/near fine. 236, [4] pp. Bound in black boards in illustrated dust wrapper. Full-color frontispiece illustration, one full-color, fold-out illustration and full-color and black and white illustrations throughout. Fine, bright, clean copy in Near Fine dust wrapper with minor wear to extremities.



    Gerhard Richter: Forty Years of Painting by Storr, Robert

    The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2002. 340 pages. Paperback exhibition catalogue, bound in stiff illustrated French fold covers. There is some sunning to the spine with some rubbing to the edges. Otherwise, the binding is tight, with an uncreased spine, sharp corners, and clean interior. 303 illustrations 138 in color. Published on the occasion of the exhibition from The Museum of Modern Art, New York NY February 14-May 21, 2002, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago IL June 22-September 15, 2002, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco CA October 11, 2002-January 14, 2003 and the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution Washington DC February 20-May 18, 2003.. Wrappers. Near Fine.



    Venice: Its History, Art, Industries and Modern Life by Yriarte, Charles

    Philadelphia: Henry T. Coates & co., 1896. Later printing. Cloth. Boards rubbed but still bright, spine ends and extremities worn and spine a bit dulled, but overall still a very good tight copy with maps and illustrations quite sharp.. Frontis, 449 pp. Illus. with 28 b/w photogravures + folding map. 8vo. Trans. F. J. Sitwell. Yriarte's book was first published in 1880.



    Poussin Works On Paper (Drawings From The Collection Of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II) by Clayton, Martin

    London, England: Merrell Holberton. Fine in Fine Dust Jacket. 1995. Presumed First Edition. Hard Cover. 1858940192 . 005415: Dustjacket now protected by a new Brodart Mylar Cover. Scarce, Out Of Print, Book. "Poussin's drawings are concerned mostly with the development of compositions, rather than with exploring individual poses or catching particular motifs. This book is both a catalogue of the drawings by Poussin and his circle in the Royal Library at Windsor Castle - one of the world's most important holdings of drawings by Poussin, with a provenance going back to the collections of his friends & patrons - and an accompaniment to a travelling exhibition of sixty-five drawings, as part of the celebrations of the 400th anniversary of Poussin's birth. ": 9.25 x 11.75 in.: 208 pages .



    The Rape of Europa: The Fate of Europe's Treasures in the Third Reich and the Second World War by Nicholas, Lynn H

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1994. First Edition. Very Good +/Very Good DJ. 8vo = over 9". Tan cloth hardcover with black backstrip, silver lettering on spine. Very clean, tight binding, deckle-edge leaves. Dustjacket is clean, crisp, matte, some bumping around edges, in protective mylar cover.

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