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Exposed

Exposed

by Alison Smith

Alison Smith is a curator at Tate Britain and the author of The Victorian Nude: Sexuality, Morality, and Art. She lives in London, England.
Ivon Hitchens

Ivon Hitchens

by Peter Khoroche

Stanley Spencer

Stanley Spencer

by Judith Nesbitt

William Blake

William Blake

by Martin Butlin

British Art Books & Ephemera

Mneme Ann Hamilton

Mneme Ann Hamilton

by Hamilton, Ann; Tate Gallery Liverpool

Francis Bacon

Francis Bacon

by Gale, Matthew and Stephens, Chris

The Tudor Image

The Tudor Image

by Howard, Maurice

Aubrey Beardsley

Aubrey Beardsley

by Lambirth, Andrew

Gavarni in London: Sketches of Life and Character, with Illustrated Essays by Popular Writers

Gavarni in London: Sketches of Life and Character, with Illustrated Essays by Popular Writers

by Gavarni, Paul ( Pseudonym of (Hippolyte-Guillaume-Sulpice Chevalier); Edited by Albert Smith

London: David Bogue, 1849. "The illustrations designed and drawn on wood by Gavarni, and engraved by Henry Vizetelly". Contains extra pictorial illuminated portrait title page plus 23 other tissue-protected illustrations, each at the head of a chapte except for the frontispiece. With armorial bookplate of William L. Scott to front pastedown along with smaller bookplate from the Virginia Warren Collection of Old London Street Cries. Very Good, bound in contemporay half calf over marbled boards,... Read more
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$300.00
Eric Gill: The Engravings

Eric Gill: The Engravings

by Gill, Eric; Skelton, Christopher

Boston: David Godine, 1990. First American edition. Hard cover in dust jacket. Published Boston: David Godine, 1990, first printing. Folio, 9 1/2" x 12 1/4", 478pp., illustrated with 993 engravings. Blind embossed green cloth with gilt titles, red endpapers. Light dust foxing along top edge of page block, else fine in near fine dust jacket. A beautiful volume. . 1st. Hard. Near Fine/Near Fine. Folio.
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$125.00
Dante Gabriel Rossetti  (Publisher's Promotional Poster)

Dante Gabriel Rossetti (Publisher's Promotional Poster)

by Rossetti, Dante Gabriel; Faxon, Alicia Craig

New York: Abbeville Press, 1989. SCARCE publisher's promotional poster, 25" h x 19"w, featuring a close-up of Rossetti's 1874 oil painting "Proserpine". Near Fine, faint creases. Well suited for framing, will be shipped loosely rolled in sturdy mailing tube. . First Printing. Poster. Near Fine. 25" h x 19"w.
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$100.00
Collected Works

Collected Works

by Opie, Julian

Bath: The Holburne Museum / The Bowes Museum. VG : in very good condition without dust jacket. 2014. First Edition. Illustrated hardback laminated board cover. 260mm x 220mm (10" x 9"). [104pp]. Colour plates. .
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£74.00
Caricature and Other Comic Art in All Times and Many Lands

Caricature and Other Comic Art in All Times and Many Lands

by Parton, James

New York: Harper & Brothers, 1877. SCARCE in fine contemporary binding signed Tout ( of London), half black crushed morocco over marbled boards with gilt rules, matching marbled end pages, the back richly gilt, top edge gilt, silk page marker. With 203 wonderfully funny illustrations. Near Fine, light rubbing to morocco. 340 + 7 pp. publisher's ads. . First Edition. Half Morocco. Near Fine/No Jacket, As Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
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$500.00
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
Whistler As I Knew Him

Whistler As I Knew Him

by Menpes, Mortimer; Menpes, Dorothy

London: A & C Black, 1904. First edition. Hard cover in original patterned cloth. Published London: A & C Black, 1904. 4to., 9" x 10 3/4", xxvi+153pp., illustrated with 125 black and white and color, full page plates, all with tissue guards, top edge gilt. Four inch split to rear outer hinge cloth, some soil and fade to the covers and spine. Pages and plates clean and bright, internally very good. . 1st. Hard. Good/No Jacket. 4to.
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$195.00
Laura Knight. A Life. Signed copy

Laura Knight. A Life. Signed copy

by Morden, Barbara C

Pembroke Dock: McNidder & Grace. VG: in very good condition with clear dust jacket. 2014. First Edition. Illustrated hardback cloth cover. 220mm x 140mm (9" x 6"). 254pp + plates. 16 colour plates. .
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£28.00
X3 Posters ; A British Council Exhibition: Silkscreen Exhibition Poster

X3 Posters ; A British Council Exhibition: Silkscreen Exhibition Poster

by Ken Meharg and Bob Linney

London: X3 Posters RARE exhibition poster, no date, circa 1982- 1990 ( possibly 1989, the numbers 8 an 9 printed on the hands lower left), by Ken Meharg and Bob Linney, who ran the poster operation for Birmingham Arts Laboratory or Arts Lab, an experimental arts centre in Birmingham, until 1982. Posters from that era were featured in an international touring exhibition by the British Council between 1981 and 1985, and were the subject of an exhibition by Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery in 1998. They... Read more
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$800.00
The Elizabethan Image An Introduction to English Portraiture, 1558-1603

The Elizabethan Image An Introduction to English Portraiture, 1558-1603

by Strong, Roy

Yale University Press. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 2019. Hardback. 0300244290 . Dust jacket unmarked, with no damage or notable wear; black cloth boards with silver gilt lettering faintly bumped at spine, otherwise unmarked with no damage or further notable wear; binding tight, secure; pages, plates and illustrations unmarked, glossy and crisp with no damage or notable wear. Overall a very nice copy. ; 10.3 X 7.8 X 1.0 inches; 224 pages .
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£23.50
The Works of William Hogarth, in a Series of 150 Steel Engravings, By the First Artists; with Descriptions & a Comment on Their Moral Tendency By Rev. John Trusler. To Which are Added, Anecdotes of the Author & His Works By J. Hogarth & J. Nichols. 2 Vols

The Works of William Hogarth, in a Series of 150 Steel Engravings, By the First Artists; with Descriptions & a Comment on Their Moral Tendency By Rev. John Trusler. To Which are Added, Anecdotes of the Author & His Works By J. Hogarth & J. Nichols. 2 Vols

by Trusler, Rev. John

London: E T Brain & Co 2 volumes, bound as one. Published London: E T Brain & Co, c. 1850's. 4to., 8 3/4" x 10 3/4", double frontis plates+ iv+145; double frontis plates+iv, 147-280. All plates present. Ex-library in library binding. Text and plates very good plus, clean, bright, no foxing or discoloration. . Hard. Very Good/No Jacket, As Issued. 4to.
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$195.00
Thomas Hennell. The Land and the Mind

Thomas Hennell. The Land and the Mind

by Kilburn, Jessica

London: Pimpernell Press Ltd. VG: in very good condition with dust jacket. 2021. First Edition. Black hardback cloth cover. 300mm x 250mm (12" x 10"). 352pp. Colour illustrations throughout. Heavy book – extra shipping needed for overseas. .
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£68.00
William Blake

William Blake

by Butlin, Martin

London: Tate Gallery, 1978. 164 pages; 339 illustrations; 17 color plates. An exhibition comprising paintings, drawings, prints and pages from Blake's books. At the time of the exhibition the author was compiling a Blake catalogue raisonne. Clean and tight; only blemish is light wear at the foot of the spine.. First Edition. Pictorial Wrapper (softcover). Very Good. 4to. Exhibition Catalogue.
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$32.00
Restless Lives The Bohemian World of Rodrigo and Elinor Moynihan

Restless Lives The Bohemian World of Rodrigo and Elinor Moynihan

by Moynihan, John

Sansom & Co. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 2002. Hardback. 1900178443 . Dust jacket faintly wrinkled along top edge, though this is hardly noticeable, and jacket is otherwise unmarked with no damage or further notable wear; black cloth boards with gold gilt lettering pristine and sturdy with no marks or other wear; binding tight and secure; pages unmarked and crisp with no damage or notable wear. ; 9.4 X 6.3 X 1.2 inches; 280 pages .
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£18.00
The Film Hamlet

The Film Hamlet

by Brenda cross

Saturn Press, 1948. Rare/Collectable. Used.DUST JACKET HAS WEAR TO EDGES NEAR SPINEFirst Edition in excellent condition..Physical description; 76 pages. Subjects; Hamlet - 1948 film. 20th century cinema. Shakespeare - adaptation. Film book.CAST SIGNATURES PRINTED ON DUST JACKETThe Film Hamlet: A record of its productionBRENDA CROSS, WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
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$512.25
The Seine and the Loire. Illustrated After Drawings by J M W Turner R. A

The Seine and the Loire. Illustrated After Drawings by J M W Turner R. A

by Huish, M B; Turner, J M W

London: H Virtue & Co., Limited. G : in good condition. Rebacked, with remains of original spine laid on. Inner hinges reinforced. Occasional foxing. Teg. 1895. [First thus]. Blue hardback cloth cover with blue leather spine. 290mm x 210mm (11" x 8"). xii, + plates. 61 engravings. Originally published in three volumes: Wanderings by the Loire, and Wanderings by the Seine (in two parts). Collectively, Turner's Annual Tour. Heavy item - shipping supplement may apply for overseas. .
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£160.00
Biographical Anecdotes of William Hogarth; with a Catalogue of His Works Chronologically Arranged; and Occasional Remarks

Biographical Anecdotes of William Hogarth; with a Catalogue of His Works Chronologically Arranged; and Occasional Remarks

by John Nichols )

London: Printed by and for J. Nichols, 1782. In contemporary full calf, rebacked early 20th c. in keeping, Very Good, boards worn at edges, toning rear paste down, internally quite clean and bright.. Second Edition, Enlarged and Corrected. Full Calf. Very Good/No Jacket, As Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
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$200.00
Brochure: An Eye for Beauty: Collectors and the History of British Watercolor

Brochure: An Eye for Beauty: Collectors and the History of British Watercolor

by Murdoch, John

Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, 2005. Brochure. Very Good. Unmarked. Beautifully illustrated 8-panel gallery brochure for the "An Eye for Beauty: Collectors and the History of British Watercolor" exhibition at the Huntington Library from February 12--May 15, 2005. Artists include Thomas Girtin, Francis Towne, Thomas Shotter, David Cox, and others. Illustrated in color. Measures 7x10 inches folded.
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$26.00
The Dictionary of British Equestrian Artists

The Dictionary of British Equestrian Artists

by Mitchell, Sally

Woodbridge, England: Antique Collectors' Club, 1985. First edition. Hard cover in original cloth and dust jacket. Published Woodbridge, England: Antique Collectors' Club, 1985, first printing. 4to., 9" x 11", 517pp., illustrated with 600 b/w reproductions and 39 color plates, representing the work of 870 artists. Very good in very good dust jacket. . 1st. Hard. Very Good/Very Good. 4to.
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$85.00
Cecil Rice. Venice, Sunlight and Water. Signed copy

Cecil Rice. Venice, Sunlight and Water. Signed copy

by Cooper, Zoe

Harwich: Halsgrove / Obsession Publishing. VG : in very good condition with dust jacket. 2006. First Edition. Black hardback cloth cover. 250mm x 270mm (10" x 11"). 114pp. Signed by Cecil Rice on the fep. .
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£56.00
Passion For Colour Jolomo The Retrospective

Passion For Colour Jolomo The Retrospective

by Morrison, John Lowrie [Jolomo]; Leighton, John; Robins, Trisha [eds.]

Argyll: Jolomo Ltd. G : in good condition without dust jacket. Minor creasing to covers. Sm mark to lower fore-edge. 2013. First Edition. Illustrated laminated card cover. 230mm x 230mm (9" x 9"). 154pp. .
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£48.00
Aubrey Beardsley

Aubrey Beardsley

by Lambirth, Andrew

London: Brockhampton Press. NF. 1998. 1st Edition. Hardcover. First Edition. 7" x 9" hardcover is bound in pictorial boards. Near fi ne condition in a near fine dust jacket. Small rubs to the book's corn ers. The dust jacket has creasing along the front panel's lower edge. .
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$15.00
The Art of William Nicholson

The Art of William Nicholson

by Nicholson, William & Colin Campbell

Royal Academy of Arts. Very Good. 2004. Paperback. 1903973457 . Please note that this is a heavy item and may require extra postage for international shipping.; Covers bright and firm, spine uncreased; Internally clean, no ownership mark or annotation, generously illustrated with full-colour reproductions of Nicholson's works; Binding tight. Overall a very nice, clean and sturdy copy. ; 10.3 X 9.2 X 0.7 inches; 173 pages .
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£100.00
English Naive Painting 1750 - 1900

English Naive Painting 1750 - 1900

by Ayres, James

London: Thames & Hudson. 1980. Quarto Size [approx 24cm x 30.5cm]. Very Good condition in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in our purpose-made plastic sleeve. A nice copy. 151 Illustrations, 48 in colour. Preface by Andras Kalman. 168 pages . 1st Edition. Hardback.
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AU$18.00