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Rare British Artists Books Rare & Antiquarian Books

There are so many fantastic artists from Britain, and Biblio is proud to present our collection of rare books about British artists in the Biblio Rare Book Room. From antique memoirs and biographies of famous British artists to rare books full of graphic illustrations, if you love British artists, there is definitely a rare British art book in the Biblio Rare Book Room for you.

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 experimen...

From Dale Steffey Books


Antiquities of Great-Britain, illustrated in views of Monasteries, Castles, and Churches, now existing. Engraved from drawings made by Thomas Hearne. by Hearne, Thomas (Byrne, W. engraver)

Printed by James Phillips, in George Yard, Lombard Street, and Published by T. Hearne and W. Byrne. London. 1786. Oblong folio. Title page. Engraved frontispiece of Malmesbury Abbey, 51 further engraved plates; 20 further engraved plates. Subscribers' li...

From Paul Haynes Rare Books


The Complete Collection of Pictures & Songs by Randolph Caldecott by Caldecott, Randolph

The Complete Collection of Pictures & Songs by Randolph Caldecott. Engraved and Printed by Edmund Evans. With a Preface by Austin Dobson. London: George Routledge and Sons, Broadway, Ludgate Hill; Glasgow, and New York. 1887 First Edition. Large Paper Edi...

From SRG Antiquarian Books



London: The Mandrake Press, 1929. Small folio. Three quarter publisher's pebbled morocco, spine stamped in gilt, boards, stamped in gilt, t.e.g. Color plates. A few small rubs to spine, otherwise a very good or better copy, without slipcase. First editio...

From William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-ILAB


AMERICAN SCENERY; or Land, Lake, and River. Illustrations of Transatlantic Nature. (Two Volumes) From Drawings by W. H. Bartlett, Engraved in the First Style of the Art, By R. Wallis, J. Cousen, Willmore, Brandard, Adlard, Richardson, &c. by Bartlett, W. H., illustrator; Willis, N. P., Text

London: George Virtue, 1840. First edition. 2 volumes bound in extra gilt-ornamental red full leather with panels, raised bands, all edge gilting, gilt edge decorations, colored endpapers, ribbon markers. Bookplate of former U.S. Senator and Congressman W...

From The Wild Muse


The Adventures of Tom Bombadil and Other Verses from the Red Book (1963 1st. American Ed. by Tolkien, J.R.R

1963 First American Edition, Houghton Mifflin, copyright 1962. ILLUSTRATED BY PAULINE BAYNES. 9th Impression Thus. EXLIB. Good.Good condition unclipped dust jacket. RARE THUS. Original Price $6.95. Please see our photos. Dj now protected by mylar....

From Mary Riversong


Christmas card Drawn by Terry Frost. by FROST, TERRY

London: Self-published., 1967. First edition. Folding sheet.. Very Good. Christmas card Drawn by Terry Frost Christmas card. An original artwork, felt tip pen, and leather lace. Inscribed verso a Happy Xmas, Kath + Terry, central vertical fold. Circ...

From Roe and Moore


Ben Nicholson:Drawings, Paintings and Reliefs 1911-1968 by Russell,John

New York: Harry Abrams/Thames and Hudson, 1969. This is a very good hardcover copy in a very good dust jacket. A little clear tape to tips of jacket. Completely clean inside and out. Profusely illustrated with 220 black & white and 78 color plates tip...

From Design Books


Sixty Five Plates of Shipping and Craft by Cooke, E. W

Privately Printed London, 1829 Brown embossed boards, minor edgewear, professionally restored spine, brown cloth with gilt title, replaced fep, rep. Dated on title page 1829, but 1831 edition with additional plates, 65 total. Some minor foxing or smudges ...

From Open Door Books


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 d...

From Rodger Friedman Rare Book Studio


The graphic works of Ceri Richards by Sanesi, Roberto (Burns, Richard transl.)

Cerastico Editore, Milan. 1973. 4to. 152, (1)pp. Illus. Original paper covered boards, slightly chipped to spine. Minor spotting to edge of upper board. A crisp bright copy. Ceri Geraldus Richards, CBE (1903-1971) Artist....

From Paul Haynes Rare Books


Painting the Town; A British Council Exhibition: Silkscreen Exhibition Poster by (Ken Meharg and Bob Linney) X3 Posters

London: X3 Posters RARE exhibition poster, no date, circa 1982- 1990, 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 wer...

From Dale Steffey Books


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 wr...

From Kabi Rare Books



[ London]: Bradbury & Evans, [ ca. 1866]. Oblong small quarto. Publisher's three quarter red morocco and gilt pictorial cloth, a.e.g. Corners a bit rubbed, light foxing to prelims and blank plate guards, otherwise a very good copy. First edition. An albu...

From William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-ILAB


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