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A catalogue of the etchings of Samuel Palmer

By: Alexander, R.G. (intro.)

Price: £45.00

Publisher: London, The Print collectors' Club, 1937


Dark brown/black buckram with title in gilt on the spine and the monogram of the Print Collector's Club outlined in gilt on front cover. Condition: Fair to good, covers have general light shelfwear, and endpapers have some foxing with light foxing generally throughout the book. Previous owners name on front endpaper in pencil with the date 1945. Binding sound. 62pp. 21 collotype plates plus frontispiece portrait of Samuel Palmer. This edition, printed at the Baynard Pres... View more info

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Ai Weiwei: Sunflower Seeds

By: Bingham, Juliet (intro.)

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Tate Publishing, 2010


Softcover. Condition: Very good, with just a hint of shelfwear. 144pp. This catalogue was produced to accompany the exhibition of Ai Weiwei's work entitled Sunflower Seeds held in the Turbine Hall of the Tate Modern (the eleventh commission in the Unilever Series) held from 12 October 2010 to 2 May 2011. It includes essays by Carol Yinghua Lu, Marko Daniel and Brendan McGetrick as well as the transcript of a conversation between Ai Weiwei, Marko Daniel and Juliet Bingham... View more info

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An Exhibition of Watercolours By Thomas Rowlandson (1756-1827)

By: Wilcox, Timothy (intro.)

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Andrew Clayton-Payne, 1998


Softcover. Condition: Very good, with a paper-clip mark to top of front endpaper and reverse of front cover. Binding sound, no inscriptions. 20 colour plates. Price list loosely inserted. This 20 item catalogue was produced to accompany an exhibition of watercolours by Thomas Rowlandson (1756-1827) held at Andrew Clayton-Payne from 19 November to 2 December 1998. It includes images illustrating The Temple of Concord and Victory, Stowe, and a portrait of Judge Jeffreys, t... View more info

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Analysis of Ornament

By: Wornum, Ralph N.

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, Chapman and Hall, 1856


The full title reads "Analysis of Ornament - The characteristics of styles: an introduction to the study of the history of ornamental art; being an outline of a course of sixteen lectures on that subject, originally prepared for the government schools of design in the years 1848, 1849, 1850". Brown cloth with title in gilt on front cover and spine. Condition: Fair, covers are generally shelfworn with heavier wear to head and tail of spine. Previous owners bookpla... View more info

Image for Arman or Four and Twenty Blackbirds Baked in a Pie or Why Settle for Less When You can Settle for More

Arman or Four and Twenty Blackbirds Baked in a Pie or Why Settle for Less When You can Settle for More

By: Martin, Henry

Price: £50.00

Publisher: New York, Harry N.Abrams Inc., 1973


Terracotta red openweave cloth with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Very good, binding sound, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Very good, with very light shelfwear. 200pp. 178 illustrations, including 49 colour plates. In this monograph on the French-born American artist Arman (1928-2005), the author surveys the total oeuvre. Arman stopped painting in 1955 and created a new genre of art he called "cachets" - sheets of paper covered with the repeated impr... View more info

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Art Under control in North Korea

By: Portal, Jane

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Reaktion Books, 2005


Softcover. Condition: Good, with light shelfwear to covers, and light crease to top left corner of book. Printed stamp of The Arts Club, London on title page and p.93. 191pp. Many colour and b/w illustrations. This book was the first publication in the West to explore the role of art in one of the worl'd most isolated nations. It discusses the state system of producing, employing, promoting and honouring artists, and examines the range of art produced, from painting and ... View more info

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Blake, Palmer, Linnell & Co. - The Life of John Linnell

By: Linnell, David

Price: £24.00

Publisher: Lewes, Sussex, The Book Guild Ltd., 1994


Black hardcover with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Very good, with very light shelfwear to covers. A few slight water splashmarks to base of text block. Binding sound, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Good with very light shelfwear and a watersplash mark to inside of jacket at base of spine (not affecting book in any way). 413pp. Several colour plates and b/w illustrations. This book about John Linnell (1792-1882), one of the last of the great English Romantic... View more info

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Blood: Art, Power, Politics and Pathology

By: Bradburne, James M. (ed.)

Price: £30.00

Publisher: Munich, London, New York, Prestel, 2001


Black hardcover with title in red on spine. Text is in English throughout. Condition: Very good, with just a hint of shelfwear to covers. Dustjacket condition: Very good, with very light shelfwear. 272pp. 390 illustrations of which 220 are in colour. This book was published to accompany the exhibition held at the Museum fur Angewandte Kunst and the Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt am Main, from November 11, 2001 to January 27, 2002. It invites the reader to reflect on the ma... View more info

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Browne Muggs - English Brown Stoneware

By: Hildyard, Robin

Price: £17.00

Publisher: London, Victoria and Albert Museum, 1985


Softcover. Condition: Very good, with very light shelfwear to covers. Binding sound, no inscriptions. 127pp. Over 367 b/w images. This catalogue was produced to accompany the exhibition of English brown stoneware held at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London from September 11th to November 17th, 1985. This exhibition set out to show for the first time the full range of domestic English stonewares from c.1660 to the late 19th century. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" t... View more info

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Charles Coypel - Peintre Du Roi (1694-1752)

By: Lefrancois, Thierry

Price: £90.00

Publisher: Paris, Arthena, 1994


NB: Text is in French throughout. Blue cloth with title in gilt on spine and front cover. Condition: Very good, with some light smudging to base of textblock. Binding sound, no inscriptions. 521pp. 30 colour plates, many b/w illustrations. The first section of the book contains a detailed biography of the artist, which is followed by a Catalogue raisonne. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall View more info

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Chinese Carved Jades

By: Howard Hansford, S.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Faber & Faber, 1968


Green cloth with title in gilt within red label on spine. Condition; Good, with very light shelfwear to covers. Light crease to lower right corner of front endpaper. Hint of sunning to very edges of b/w plates. No inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Good, with light shelfwear. 131pp. 8 colour and 96 b/w plates. This study of the work of the Chinese jade carver in all ages, and of the designs, purposes and usages of ancient jades, is based on personal observation, on earl... View more info

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Chronographie

By: Fossoul, Nikita and Goblet, Dominique

Price: £50.00

Publisher: Paris, L'Association, 2010


Dual text in English and French. Hardcover. Condition: Very good, with light shelfwear to covers. L'Association sticker and price label are stuck down on front endpaper. This book contains illustrations of a project whereby a mother and daughter, Dominique Goblet (a Belgian cartoonist) and Nikita Fossoul, decided to draw each other once a week for ten years. The book is not simply a collection of portraits but about the bond between them. View more info

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Clarence Whaite and the Welsh Art World: The Betws-y-coed Artists' Colony 1844-1914

By: Lord, Peter

Price: £18.00

Publisher: Aberystwyth, Wales, The National library of Wales, 1998


Purple hardcover with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Very good, with just a hint of sunning to lower edges of cover. Binding sound, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Very good, with very light shelfwear. 192pp. Many b/w and some colour illustrations. This book explores the work of Clarence Whaite (1828-1912) and other painters of the Betws-y-coed artists' colony, together with its origins. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

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Constable and His Drawings

By: Fleming-Williams, Ian

Price: £40.00

Publisher: London, Philip Wilson Publishers, 1990

Edition: First Edition


Buff colour cloth with title in gilt on spine withing grey label and a facsimile of Constable's signature in grey on front cover. Condition: Fine, small mark to front endpaper, otherwise spotless. Binding sound, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Fine. 328pp. Many b/w and occasional colour illustrations. A heavy book, will require extra shipping if to be sent outside UK. This book explores a less well known aspect of Constable's oeuvre, his drawings. It is structured... View more info

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Dame Lucie Rie: Sale of a Lifetime - Bonhams, Thursday 17th April 1997

By: Frankel, Cyril (intro.)

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Bonhams Knightsbridge, 1997


Softcover. Condition: Very good, with just a hint of shelfwear to covers. Binding sound, no inscriptions. 109pp. Many colour and b/w illiustrations. This 221 lot catalogue was produced to accompany the auction of work by Dame Lucie Rie (1902-1995) held at Bonhams Knightsbridge saleroom on Thursday, 17th April 1995. It includes a 34 page biographical introduction by Cyril Frankel on the life and work of Lucie Rie with many b/w photographic images. Scarce. View more info