Category: Art History and Exhibition Catalogues


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Collect This Catalogue (Sale of Modern and Contemporary Editions), November 23, 2008, New York

By: ?

Price: £20.00

Publisher: New York, Phillips De Pury and Company, 2008

Softcover. Condition: Very good, with a hint of shelfwear to the covers. This lavishly illustrated 323 item catalogue also includes four original prints by James Hyde, Hilary Harkness, William Pope.L and Kay Rosen (one print each). Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall View more info

The Flower Book, Being a Procession of Flowers Passing from a Meadow & Coppice Through the Hedge to the Garden Pool and Herb Patch

By: Armfield, Constance and Maxwell

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus, 1910

Two thirds floral design paper covered boards with grey cloth spine. Title in gilt on spine and front cover. Top edge gilt. Pages untrimmed. Condition: Fair, covers are generally shelfworn with rubbing to spine and cover corners. Front hinge cracked but holding, binding otherwise sound.Browning to endpapers. Previous owners name in ink on fep and a couple of numbers in pencil on fep and title page. Light browning to edges of text and plates. 153pp. Text by Constance Armf... View more info

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Sandra Blow

By: Bird, Michael (intro.)

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Beaux Arts Gallery, 2009

Softcover. Condition: Fine, no inscriptions. 36pp. 28 colour plates. This catalogue was produced to accompany the exhibition of work by Sandra Blow held at the Beaux Arts gallery, London in 2009. It includes an introductory essay by Michael Bird who also wrote "Sandra Blow", published by Lund Humphries in 2005. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

A Biographical and Critical Dictionary of Painters and Engravers

By: Bryan, Michael

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, H.G.Bohn, 1853

A new edition, revised by George Stanley. Half-leather with marbled papers covered boards, endpapers and textblock edges. Condition: Covers are in fair condition, being quite rubbed and shelfworn. Browning to title page from frontispiece opposite. Foxing to endpapers, and the nine b/w plates at rear. Binding sound, text crisp and clean, no foxing or inscriptions. 938pp. Engraved frontispiece of Michael Bryan by W.Haines. Very thorough useful reference source. Size: 4to -... View more info

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Simon Sainsbury - The Creation of an English Arcadia, Vols I and II, Wednesday 18 June 2008

By: Christie's

Price: £40.00

Publisher: London, Christie's London, 2008

Softcover. Condition: Both volumes are in very good condition, with light shelfwear to covers. Bindings sound, no inscriptions. 347 and 293pp. respectively. This 369 lot two volume catalogue was produced to accompany the sale of furniture, paintings and objects from the collection of Sir Simon Sainsbury (1930-2006) at Woolbeding, Midhurst, West Sussex. Many colour illustrations throughout. The introduction and cover illustrations were photographed by Tessa Traeger, who c... View more info

Recollections of Pugin

By: Ferrey, Benjamin

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Scolar Press, 1978

Introduction by Clive Wainwright, and full index by Jane Wainright. Blue hardcover with titles in gilt on spine. Condition: Good, binding sound, text clean no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Fair, covers are quite sunned, and generally shelfworn. Not price-clipped. 473pp. Pugin is universally known as the key figure in the creation of the Victorian phase of the Gothic revival. He was simultaneously author, decorative designer, antiquary, ecclesiologist and architect.... View more info

The English Tradition in Design

By: Gloag, John

Price: £7.00

Publisher: London, A & C Black, 1959

Pale blue hardcover with titles in silver on spine. Condition: Very good, text clean, no marks or inscriptions. Binding sound apart from one loose photographic plate. D/j condition: Fair, spine sunned, with general shelfwear, no price-clipped. 89pp. First published as a King Penguin book in 1947, this is the revised and enlarged edition. Contains chapters on Mediaeval roots, Victorian industrial design and the handicraft revival. 40 b/w plates and 74 illustrations within... View more info

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John Tunnard 1900-1971

By: Glossop, Rudolph (intro.essay)

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, The Arts Council, 1977

Softcover. Condition: Very good, with light sunning to cover edges. Binding sound, no inscriptions. 54pp. Tipped in colour frontispiece and several b/w illustrations. This catalogue was produced to accompany the touring exhibition of work by John Tunnard which commenced at the Royal Academy, London from 5 March to 11 April 1977. It includes essays entitled "John Tunnard - a personal appreication" by Rudolph Glossop and "John Tunnard - Development and Influenc... View more info

Hints on Sketching from Nature, Parts I, II and III

By: Green, N.E.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, George Rowney and Company, 0

Hardcover.Olive green cloth, Part I has remains of a paper label on spine. Part I is the twenty-second edition, Part II (Light and Shade) the twenty-first edition, and Part III (Colour), the twenty-sixth edition. Condition: Poor, covers are rubbed, faded and worn, all bindings slightly loose with occasional internal cracking. Parts II and III have some notes in pencil within text. Part I has a couple of loose pages. Good reading copies. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" ta... View more info

An English Arcadia 1600-1990

By: Jackson-Stops, Gervase

Price: £16.00

Publisher: London, The National Trust, 1992

Softcover. Condition: As new, appears unread. 160pp. This illustrated catalogue puts the designs for gardens and garden buildings in the care of the National Trust in their historical context. It accompanied an exhibition in England and the USA in aid of the Stowe Gardens Landscape Appeal. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall View more info

A Course of Water Colour Painting

By: Leitch, R.P.

Price: £18.00

Publisher: Cassell, Petter and Galpin, 0

No date, but c.1875. Third edition. Oblong 4to. Pale maroon pebbled cloth with title in gilt on front cover. Condition: Fair, covers generally shelfworn, back hinge cracked, but holding firmly. Binding sound. Previous owners name on fep. Text very lightly browned throughout, with occasional foxing. 36pp. Twenty four pasted in chromolithographic plates from designs by R.P.Leitch. An instruction manual for the learner as to the colours used, and the manner of mixing and us... View more info

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Petrus Christus - Renaissance Master of Bruges

By: Maartens, Maximiliaan P.J. (intro.)

Price: £30.00

Publisher: New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1994

Softcover. Condition: Very good, with very light shelfwear to covers, and just a hint of sunning to very edges of text. Binding sound, no inscriptions. 232pp. Many b/w and several colour illustrations. This catalogue was produced to accompany the exhibtion of work by the early Netherlandish painter, Petrus Christus (c.1410/20 - 1475/76) held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York from April 14 to July 31, 1994. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall View more info

At the Sign of the Rainbow - Margaret Calkin James 1895-1985

By: Miles, Betty

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Nr.Alcester, Warwickshire, Felix Scribo, 2005

Revised and enlarged edition (first published 1996). Softcover. Condition: Fine. 84pp. Many colour illustrations. This book tells the story of Margaret Calkin James, a calligrapher, graphic designer, textile printer, watercolour painter and printmaker. Her training in calligraphy at the Central School of Arts and Crafts, followed by the early years at her Rainbow Workshops and marriage to the architect C H James, led to many freelance commissions as a designer for some o... View more info

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Surrealism: Desire Unbound

By: Mundy, Jennifer (ed.)

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Tate Publishing Ltd., 2001

Softcover. Condition: Very good, with just a hint of shelfwear to covers. Binding sound, no inscriptions. 351pp. 300 colour illustrations. This catalogue was published to accompany the exhibition held at Tate Modern from 20 September 2001 to 1 January 2002, which then toured to the Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art, New York. The exhibition included key works by artists such as Hans Bellmer, Giorgio di Chirico and Dorothea Tanning and essays by leading scholars show how ... View more info

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James Sellars

By: Ovenden, Graham (intro.)

Price: £7.00

Publisher: Ruralist Fine Art, 2003

Softcover. Condition: As new, with very light bending to covers. 30pp. 32 images, the majority in colour. James Sellars (1927-2000) was closely associated with "The Kitchen Sink" painters of the 1950's, but the beauty of the English landscape was the most enduring inspiration for his work. This booklet was published to coincide with the first public exhibition of Sellars' work. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall View more info