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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

William Blake

William Blake

by Martin Butlin

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Stanley Spencer

by Judith Nesbitt

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

In a Strong Light. The Art of Thomas Sword Good

In a Strong Light. The Art of Thomas Sword Good

by Bowes, Edwin P

Berwick Upon Tweed: Berwick Upon Tweed Museum and Art Gallery. G : in Good condition without dust jacket as issued. Minor rubbing and edge wear to covers. Spine creased and faded. Previous owner inscription to title page. [2000]. First Edition. Illustrated laminated card cover. 260mm x 230mm (10" x 9"). 112pp. B/w and colour plates throughout. .
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£12.60
English Popular and Traditional Art

English Popular and Traditional Art

by Lambert, Margaret and Mark, Enid:

William Collins London 1946 . First Edition. Part Of The Britain In Pictures set . Brown decorative boards with G DJ in same design. 7x9", 48 pages with eight color plates and 30 b/w illustrations.
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£15.00
THE PAINTINGS OF L.S.LOWRY -  OILS AND WATERCOLOURS. WITH AN INTRODUCTION AND NOTES BY MERVYN LEVY.   Signed limited edition..

THE PAINTINGS OF L.S.LOWRY - OILS AND WATERCOLOURS. WITH AN INTRODUCTION AND NOTES BY MERVYN LEVY. Signed limited edition..

by LOWRY L.S. and Mervyn Levy (editor). SIGNED BY LOWRY WITH AN ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH.:

London, Jupiter Books, 1975.. FIRST EDITION 1975, SPECIALLY BOUND EDITION OF 100 COPIES SIGNED BY LOWRY, THIS COPY OUT OF SERIES AND NOT NUMBERED, SOLD WITH AN ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH OF LOWRY and MERVYN LEVY. 4to, 280 x 240 mm, 11 x 9½ inches, 31 pages of text plus 31 colour and 99 black and white plates, bound in the publisher's full dark blue morocco, lettered gilt on spine with 2 gilt rules at head and tail, dark blue endpapers, all edges gilt, silk marker. A touch of rubbing to head and tail of... Read more
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£975.00
The History of Portrait Miniatures 1531-1860 in 2 Volumes

The History of Portrait Miniatures 1531-1860 in 2 Volumes

by George C Williamson, Litt. D

London: George Bell and Sons, 1904. First edition, small printing of 520 copies of which 510 were for sale. White linen cloth hardcovers with gilt decorative illustrations on covers and spine. Folio- 15.5" x 12". unsigned. A rare art history reference written by George C Williamson. Hundreds of excellent, full page engravings throughout protected by tissue guards. Printed on thick, fine paper and bound with deckled edges. Published in 1904 by George Bell and Sons. White cloth binding with gilt... Read more
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$2,800.00
William Blake

William Blake

by Butlin, Martin:

Tate Gallery Trustees 1978 . Softcover edition of the Blake catalog for the March to May exhibition. Quarto, 164pp with seventeen full or half-page color plates. Fine.
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£14.00
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
Northumberland, Tees Valley, Tyne & Wear. Oil Paintings in Public Ownership

Northumberland, Tees Valley, Tyne & Wear. Oil Paintings in Public Ownership

by Roe, Sonia [ed.]

London: The Public Catalogue Foundation. VG : in very good condition with dust jacket. 2009. First Edition. Grey hardback cloth cover. 300mm x 250mm (12" x 10"). 282pp. Colour illustrations throughout. .
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£42.00
Henry Moore at the British Museum.

Henry Moore at the British Museum.

by Henry Moore

Moore, Henry. Henry Moore at the British Museum. British Museum Publ. London. 1981 1st ed. 4to Black cloth, gilt titles to spine. Unclipped dustwrapper. Pp128. Black and white illustrations throughout. Authors inscription in thick dark ink on half-title to James Shurmer dated September 1981.
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£150.00
The Works of William Hogarth; in a Series of Engravings with Descriptions and a Comment on their Moral Tendency to which are Added Anecdotes of the Author and his Works. Jones edition

The Works of William Hogarth; in a Series of Engravings with Descriptions and a Comment on their Moral Tendency to which are Added Anecdotes of the Author and his Works. Jones edition

by Hogarth, William; Trusler, John [text]

London: Jones & Co. G: in Good condition. Covers rubbed with splitting to external joints. Wear and scuffing to leather along spine and corners. New endpapers. Some light foxing and off-setting within. 1833. Reprint. Half-leather cover on marbled boards. 280mm x 220mm (11" x 9"). 116pp, 222pp. Full page engraved plates of Hogarth's work with tissue-guards. .
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£90.00
"Christie's" 1766 to 1925: Christie's  Auction House Records

"Christie's" 1766 to 1925: Christie's Auction House Records

by Marillier, H.C

"CHRISTIE'S" 1766 TO !925. a VERY NICE COPY IN A RARE ORIGINAL DUST JACKET. Many Illustrations. Printed in Great Britain By Robert Maclehose and Co., Ltd., The University Press, Glasgow. Used. Very Good-/Good Original Dust Jacket. Very rare thus. 7 3/4 X 10/14 X 2. Large volume. Weighs 3 pounds. Extra shipping may be required, especially to overseas buyers. I will contact buyer about that. Will ship from United States.
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$624.95
A group of Etchers.

A group of Etchers.

by Benjamin, S.G.W. ; James McNeill Whistler; and others

New York: Dodd Mead, 1882. First edition. Very Good/Includes etchings by Slocombe, Herkomer, Legros, Hamerton, etc. Plates include: In Summer Woods (Etched by C. P. Slocombe). Twickenham Church (Seymour Haden). Rood-Screen, in the Church of St. Etienne de Mont (H. Toussaint). Words of Comfort (Hubert Herkomer). Prayer (Etched by P. Rajon after a painting by G. P. Chalmers ). The Vanguard (C. A. Murray after John MacWhirter). Worried (L. Richeton after Erskine Nicol). Sunrise (Samuel Palmer). The... Read more
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$500.00
The Works of William Hogarth, in a Series of 150 Steel Engravings... : with descriptions and comment on their moral tendency, to which are added anecdotes of the author and his works by J. Hogarth and J. Nichols. In Two Volumes

The Works of William Hogarth, in a Series of 150 Steel Engravings... : with descriptions and comment on their moral tendency, to which are added anecdotes of the author and his works by J. Hogarth and J. Nichols. In Two Volumes

by Hogarth) Rev. John Trusler; J. Hogarth and J. Nichols

London: E. T. Brain & Co. Two volumes, no date (circa 1838-1840), in contemporary half calf over marbled boards, backs ornately decorated in gilt, marbled end papers and edges. Very Good, Vol. I missing marbled front end page, marbled boards rubbed, edges rubbed, stain at bottom edge first 24 pp. Vol. II not affecting engravings or text, light to moderate toning scattered throughout. Complete with all 150 steel engravings with tissue guards. Additional shipping charges will be requested for... Read more
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$300.00
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
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
The Tudor Image

The Tudor Image

by Maurice Howard

Tate Publishing, Limited, 1996. Paperback. Good. Disclaimer:A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less.Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.
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$3.89
Vale Press order form for 'The Passionate Pilgrim & the Songs in Shakespeare's Plays.

Vale Press order form for 'The Passionate Pilgrim & the Songs in Shakespeare's Plays.

by RICKETTS, CHARLES

London: Vale Press., 1896. First edition. Single sheet.. Very Good. Single sheet, 115x175mm; published by Hacon and Ricketts at the Sign of the Dial (1896). Spoitted.
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£30.00
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
Turner and natural history : the Farnley project

Turner and natural history : the Farnley project

by Lyles, Anne

London : The Tate Gallery, 1988. First Edition. Near fine paperback copy. Slightest suggestion only of dust dulling to the spine bands and panel edges. Remains uncommonly well-preserved; tight, bright, clean and sharp-cornered.. Physical description; 78 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 27 cm. Subjects; Turner, J. M. W. (Joseph Mallord William) 1775-1851 ; Exhibitions. Fawkes, Walter Ramsden Hawksworth 1769-1825 Art collections ; Exhibitions.
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$17.94
Knight's Gems or Device Book

Knight's Gems or Device Book

by Knight, [Frederick]

London: J Williams et al. G : in good condition without dust jacket. Wear to corners and spine ends. Sporadic light spotting. [1840]. Second Edition. Black hardback leather spine on red boards. 240mm x 150mm (9" x 6"). 2pp], 3pp, [4pp], 85 plates. 85 engraved plates. Frederick Knight was an important publisher of design books for silversmiths and other artisans, including "Knight's Scroll Ornaments" and "Knight's Heraldic Illustrations". .
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£170.00
English Women

English Women

by Sitwell, Edith:

William Collins London 1942 . First Edition. Part Of The Britain In Pictures set . Blue decorative boards with G DJ in same design.Written by the celebrated poet from the well-versed Derbyshire family. Clean throughout. 7x9", 48 pages with eight color plates and 27 b/w illustrations.
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£28.00
Charles Conder:

Charles Conder:

by Frank Gibson

First edition in the first issue binding after a design by Conder. 120 plates, some in colour, collated. Contains a catalogue of the lithographs and etchings and a list of works. Sine slightly faded but a very good copy with a few foxing spots to the first 5 pages at the top r/h corner. A presentation copy from the publisher John Lane to a miss Ethel Allen on the reverse of the half title.
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£150.00
Turner's Water-Colours at Farnley Hall

Turner's Water-Colours at Farnley Hall

by Turner, Joseph Mallord William; Finberg, Alex J [text]

London: "The Studio". G : in Good condition without dust jacket. Cover rubbed with edge-wear. Some closed running tears to tissue-guards. [1912]. First Edition. Blue hardback cloth cover. 250mm x 400mm (10" x 16"). 29pp + plates. Thirty impressed colour plates from Turner's Farnley Hall series with captioned tissue-guards. .
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£56.00
Therese Oulton. Slow Motion. Recent Paintings 1997 - 2000

Therese Oulton. Slow Motion. Recent Paintings 1997 - 2000

by Oulton, Therese; Slyce, John [intro.]

London: Marlborough Fine Art. G: in good condition without dust jacket as issued. Ink mark at front cover. Tape marks at rear cover interior. [2000]. [First Edition]. Softback card cover. 300mm x 250mm (12" x 10"). [40pp]. Colour illustrations. .
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£36.00
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
LEWINA THE MAID OF SNOWDON, A TALE, bound with A POEM ON THE LANDSCAPES OF GREAT-BRITAIN.

LEWINA THE MAID OF SNOWDON, A TALE, bound with A POEM ON THE LANDSCAPES OF GREAT-BRITAIN.

by CUMBERLAND, George. Author's presentation copy with his Wife's signature.:

London, printed by W. Wilson, Ave-Maria-Lane, Ludgate-Street, for the author; and sold by G. G. J. and J. Robinson, 1793.. FIRST EDITIONS 1793, 2 works bound together, PRESENTATION COPY, FROM THE AUTHOR WITH HIS WIFE'S OWNERSHIP SIGNATURE, ELIZ. CUMBERLAND (in 1787 he eloped with Mrs Elizabeth Cooper, née Price). 2 books bound together, each with its own title page and pagination. 4to, approximately 280 x 220 mm, 11 x 9 inches. LEWINA THE MAID OF SNOWDON, A TALE, etched frontispiece and 2 etched... Read more
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£1,200.00