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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.

Flowers from an Indian Garden by [Emily Eden]

A delightful Victorian botanical book by an aristocratic amateur artist living in IndiaTinted title page, 12 chromolithographic plates: preface printed in gold with botanical border, and 11 fine botanical plates each with text leaf printed in gold. Very f…

From Florilegius


The Blessed Damozel by Dante Gabriel Rossetti

This is a very lovely small book of poetry by Dante Gabriel Rossetti with illustrations by Paul Woodroffe. It was published by David McKay, Philadelphia, and dates to circa 1916. This appears to be a special binding, more luxurious than the softcover bi…

From Anne's Books


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, ABAA


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


Familiar Indian Flowers by Lena Lowis

Lovely copy of a rare book on Indian flora by talented amateur female artist Lena LowisWith 30 elegant botanicals by Lena Lowis, lithographed by David Blair, and printed by M. & N. Hanhart. Among the exotic flowers portrayed are poinsettia, flame lily, bo…

From Florilegius


Viridarium by Henrietta Maria Moriarty

Lovely copy of this infamous and rare botanical by a woman artist.Henrietta Maria Moriarty turned to botanical illustration to support her four children after being left in debt by her no-good, late husband in 1804.Complete with all 50 hand-coloured coppe…

From Florilegius


A New Work of Animals by Samuel Howitt

Good copy of this beautifully illustrated book of classic fables with realistic animal studiesComplete with 56 etchings, drawn and engraved "from the life" by Samuel Howitt, with title page and list of platesPlate 32, The Dog in the Manger, bound opposite…

From Florilegius


Art In Progress: Barbara Hepworth Signed & Dated by the Sculptress by Michael SHEPHERD / Barbara HEPWORTH interest

48pp, with photographic illustrations. 1st Edition / 1st Printing. Near Very Good cndition with minor marks to covers. Handsigned in blue to the title page "Barbara Hepworth St Ives 31/10/64". No other inscriptions.…

From Itchen 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 Series of Original Portraits and Caricature Etchings by the Late John Kay by John Kay

Very good copy of the second edition of John Kay's idiosyncratic portraits of celebrities and eccentrics in Georgian Edinburgh.With 358 (of 360) engraved copperplates bound in four volumes. (Plates 84, Right Hon. Charles Hope, and 108, Robert Craig Esq., …

From Florilegius


A History of British Birds. by Bewick, Thomas, and Ralph Beilby

Newcastle: Solomon Hodgson for Beilby and Bewick, 1797 [but 1798]-1804. First edition of Water Birds on Royal 8vo; Second printing of Land Birds on Imperial 8vo. Fine. 2 volumes, 25 cm (vol. 1); 24 cm (vol. 2). 335, 400 pages, with hundreds of illustra…

From Rodger Friedman Rare Book Studio


Sunshine in the Country. A Book of Rural Poetry. Embellished with Photographs from Nature by [GRUNDY, William Morris]; KEATS, John; DONNE, John; CLARE, John; WORDSWORTH, William

London: Richard Griffin and Company, 1861. A lovely near-fine copy, the binding firm and bright. The contents with a previous owner's bookplate to the front pastedown and a little spotting to the endpapers, are otherwise clean and fresh throughout. A sup…

From Riverrun Books & Manuscripts


Picturesque views by Calvert. by Frederick Calvert (Cork 1793-1852)

Calvert's rarest print album London, Hodgson & Co, 1823. Oblong 4° (24 x 16,5 cm.). With 24 soft ground etched plates and title. Original publisher's half morocco with printed front cover. With original tissue guards. Very rare plate album by Irish land…



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…

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