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  • EIGHT PHOTOGRAVURES FROM THE WORKS OF WILLIAM FETTES DOUGLAS, P.R.S.A. By Messrs. Boussod, Valadon and Company. With a portrait after George Reid, R.S.A. And a critical sketch by John M. Gray by GRAY, John M.
    GRAY, John M.
    EIGHT PHOTOGRAVURES FROM THE WORKS OF WILLIAM FETTES DOUGLAS, P.R.S.A. By Messrs. Boussod, Valadon and Company. With a portrait after George Reid, R.S.A. And a critical sketch by John M. Gray

    Edition: First Edition

    Edinburgh: Constable, for the Royal Society for Promotion of the Fine Arts in Scotland, 1885. Folio, 43 cm. Original green boards, cover titled and ruled in gilt, light green endpapers, title page printed in red and black. pp (4), (13, text), (4) + frontispiece and 8 other plates, all with tissue guards. Boards have wear along edges and outer corners; foxing in text, blank versos of plates, and in some plate margins but not in the images; tissue guards yellowed, with some foxing; else a VG clean and tight copy, no owner names. High quality photogravures by Goupil & Co. William Fettes Douglas (1822-91) was a Scottish painter who in 1877 was appointed Director of the National Galleries of…

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    Edinburgh: Constable, for the Royal Society for Promotion of the Fine Arts in Scotland, 1885. Folio, 43 cm. Original green boards, cover titled and ruled in gilt, light green endpapers, title page printed in red and black. pp (4), (13, text), (4) + frontispiece and 8 other plates, all with tissue guards. Boards have wear along edges and outer corners; foxing in text, blank versos of plates, and in some plate margins but not in the images; tissue guards yellowed, with some foxing; else a VG clean and tight copy, no owner names. High quality photogravures by Goupil & Co. William Fettes Douglas (1822-91) was a Scottish painter who in 1877 was appointed Director of the National Galleries of Scotland and in 1882 became President of the Royal Scottish Academy. The pictures are Stonehaven Harbour (especially nice harbour view), The False Astrologer (old books stacked and tumbling, stuffed alligator hanging from the ceiling), Summons to the Tribunal (more stacked and tumbling old books), Hudibras & Ralph Visiting the Astrologer, The Spell (a priest practicing black magic), The Antiquary and Lovel (yet more books being abused in the study), The Whisper (juicy gossip), and A Fishing Village. Douglas was interested in astrology and alchemy and was an antiquary and bibliophile. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra shipping will be required.

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    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 39361
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  • FENOLLOSA, Ernest F.
    EPOCHS OF CHINESE & JAPANESE ART. New and Revised Edition, with Copious Notes by Professor Petrucci. (2 volumes)

    New York / London: Stokes / Heinemann, 1921. Two volumes, original yellow cloth and light brown boards. pp [2], (xxxviii), 204; xiv, 235. Indexed, notes, glossary. Volume I has 99 plates (4 in colour), Volume II has 124 plates (11 in colour), the colour plates with captioned tissue guards. Spines lightly darkened; cloth splits to rear joint of Vol I neatly repaired; ink ownership name on each front pastedown; else a VG clean and tight pair. First published in 1912. A scholarly survey by an important author, formerly a professor of philosophy at the Imperial University in Tokyo and Commissioner of Fine Arts to the Japanese government. Note: 2 kg parcel, extra postage will be required

    Condition: Book: Very Good, Binding: Hardcover.

    Book ID: 21429
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  • CARPENTER, Edmund, Frederick Varley, Robert Flaherty
    ESKIMO

    Edition: First edition.

    University of Toronto Press, 1959. Black cloth, square quarto. Well illustrated with colour and black & white reproductions of Varley drawings and some of Flaherty's carvings. Ink name at front, covers just a mite bowed, VG+ otherwise. White dust jacket has a 3 inch tear to front panel, shorter tears, small chips, elsewhere; light soiling; just good.. Issued as Explorations #9 (the last of the first series), Marshall McLuhan's media journal, though McLuhan himself made no contributions to the volume. The three pieces were independently written. Carpenter contends that the primary spacial model of the Eskimo / Inuit is acoustical rather than visual. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra shipping will be required.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover.

    Book ID: 31767
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  • KURZ, Otto
    FAKES

    New York: Dover, 1967. Second edition, revised and enlarged (first was in 1948). pp 348 + ads. 142 illustrations in text. Covers creased, slight rubbing to spine folds, good clean copy otherwise. Covers archaeological materials, paintings, prints, glass, metal work, ceramics, furniture, and tapestries. Authoritative and a good read.

    Condition: Binding: Trade Paperback

    Book ID: 45263
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  • WHISTLER, James McNeill
    FIFTY ETCHINGS BY JAMES McNEILL WHISTLER.

    New York: M. Knoedler, 1931. 2], 58 pp, in grey card covers. Black & white reproductions with comment on almost every page. Light damp spots to front cover; VG tight copy, no owner names. The whole of The Print-Collector's Bulletin. An Illustrated Catalogue for Museums and Collectors, Volume Two, Number Two. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.

    Condition: Book: Very Good, Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 18060
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  • Shearer, West
    Fin de Siecle: Art and Society in an Age of Uncertainty

    Edition: First Edition

    Woodstock, New York: Overlook Press, 1994. Quarto, blue boards. pp (8), 152 + colour plates. Index. Ink owner name at front, else fine in fine jacket.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 44153
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  • CZARNECKA, Irena
    FOLK ART IN POLAND

    Warsaw: Polonia, 1957. Folio, beige cloth printed in red. pp (235). Light wear to spine ends and outer corners, ink gift inscription at front, else a VG clean, tight and unworn jacketless copy. Numerous tipped in colour plates and black & white plates. Five pages of introductory text by Dr. Tadeusz Delimat, illustrations with captions, all in English. Note: 2,5 kg parcel, extra postage will be required.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 44423
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  • ROBERTS, Prudence F. and Ian H. Boyden
    FRANK BOYDEN: prints & books

    Seattle: Hallie Ford Museum of Art / Willamette University, 2006. Square quarto, card covers. 152 pp., 150 reproductions, mostly in color. Published on the occasion of the exhibition from June 10-August 5, 2006. Boyden is a noted Oregon ceramic artists and printmaker. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra postage may be required.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 45380
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  • BARLACH, Ernst
    FULFILLED MOMENTS ON A HIGHER PLANE. From the German of Ernst Barlach. Gleucksmonte im Hoeheren Reich. Translated by Naomi Jackson Groves.

    Hamburg (Germany): Ernst Barlach Haus, 1971. 20 leaves printed rectos only, stapled, in square octavo card covers with cover label. Tipped in reproduced drawing on verso of second leaf. Edition of 500 numbered copies, this is number 65. Fine copy, inscribed by the translator. "These musings from a Barlach notebook of 1911 were published for the Ernst Barlach Gesellschaft in January, 1970, the hundredth anniversay of the artist's birth." - translator's note. The translator is a Canadian.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 11190
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  • Perahim, Jules and others, editors
    Grafica militanta romineasca

    Edition: First edition.

    Bucuresti [Bucharest], Romania: Meridiane, 1963. Folio. Original natural linen stamped in black pp (340). Numerous black & white reproductions and tipped-in colour plates. Biographical sketches of the artists and an index of the reproductions at rear. Small scars from removed tape on front and rear pastedowns; red ink gift inscription on front pastedown, ink owner name on front free endpaper; else a VG clean, tight and unworn copy. Romanian graphic art about the struggle for social justice and independence from 1848-1961. Note: 2.5 kg parcel, extra postage will be required.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 27645
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  • SACKVILLE-WEST, Edward
    GRAHAM SUTHERLAND

    Harmondsworth, England: Penguin, 1955. Second edition, revised (first edition was in 1943). Squarish octavo. Card covers in jacket. (16) pp + (16) double-sided plates, half in colour. Very nearly fine. Jacket has small chip to head of lightly rubbed spine, else fine. A volume in The Penguin Modern Painters series. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 4143
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  • MACK, Gerstle
    GUSTAVE COURBET

    Edition: First Edition

    New York: Knopf, 1951. Grey cloth. (xx), 406 + (xx), (4) pp index + 24 double-sided black & white illustrations. VG in jacket (shallow chips to spine tips). The first full-length biography in English of this important 19th century French painter, the leader of the realist movement. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra postage may be required.

    Condition: Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 953
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  • Bowe, Nicola
    Harry Clarke: His Graphic Art

    Edition: First printing

    Mountrath, Ireland: Dolmen Press, 1983. Standard edition. Large quarto, black cloth. pp 160. Black & white illustrations throughout. Fine in fine jacket. Includes bibliographical descriptions of his printed work, a biographical essay, and an appendix on his printed work published in the USA. Also descriptions of original art work. Harry Clarke (1889-1931), Irish, was one of the better book illustrators of the earlier part of the 20th century. 1.5 kg parcel.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 46946
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  • Williams, Denis
    Icon and Image: A Study of Sacred and Secular Forms of African Classical Art

    Edition: First edition.

    London: Allen Lane, 1974. Black cloth. pp (xviii), 331, [3]. 219 b&w reproductions, 2 maps, and 6 tables in text. Bookplate on front pastedown hidden by jacket flap, yellowing to page edges, else fine. Dust jacket has bubbling to lamination at gutters, two corner tears to front panel, VG otherwise. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra postage may be required.

    Condition: Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 28459
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  • WOOD, T. Martin
    ILLUSTRATED CATALOGUE OF FLEMISH AND DUTCH PAINTINGS. With Introduction and Biographical Notes by T. Martin Wood (cover title: The Max Michaelis Gift to the Union of South Africa)

    London: William Clowes & Son, Printers, 1913. Original blue paper covers. pp (67) + one leaf (Recent Acquisitions, 1932) tipped in after p. 8 + numerous b&w plates. Spine hand-lettered "Max Michaelis Gallery", covers sunned at spine and marging; chips and tears at spine tips neatly repaired; front cover has tidy ink owner name at top, small chip and damp spot to lower outer corner; short tear to top margin of first leaf; a few ink annotations to the tipped-in leaf; corner crease and mild soiling to rear cover; in all, a good, clean copy, tight in the binding. The gallery was at The Old Town House, Cape Town.

    Condition: Book: Good, Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 32521
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  • Crawley, Derek
    Indian Masks of Canada

    Edition: First edition.

    No place (Belleville, Ontario): Mika, 1982. Folio, 12 inches / 31.5 cm/ Beige printed illustrated cloth. pp 145. Colour illustrated title page and 50 other colour silkscreens by Nick and Helma Mika. Fine copy, no owner names, in a little rubbed but VG dust jacket. Edition of 500 copies, this copy is not numbered. Note: 2kg parcel, extra postage will be required.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 28568
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  • (Ruskin, John)
    JOHN RUSKIN AND VICTORIAN ART

    Edition: First edition.

    Tokyo: Isetan Museum of Fine Art, 1993. Quarto, white card covers lettered in gilt, yapp fore edges. pp (370), [6] , colour reproductions throughout. A fine copy. Exhibition catalogue, with text in Japanese and English. The exhibition travelled through Japan Feb.- Aug., 1993. 1.5 kg

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 26282
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  • WATELET, Claude-Henri, 1718-86
    L'art de peindre. Pöeme. Avec des réflexions sur les différentes partis de la peinture

    Edition: First edition.

    Paris: H.L. Guerin & L. F. Delatour, 1760. 16mo, 14.5 cm (there was also a quarto edition). pp (2), xxiv, 152, (2) + 2 plates. Lacking the frontispiece (this copy seems to have never had one). Bound in contemporary mottled calf, spine gilt decorated with label, all edges red, marbled endpapers. Spine has shallow chip at head, small chip to upper rear joint, small chip about 0.5 on a side to middle of front joint; front joint partially cracked but covers quite firmly attached, inner hinges not cracked. In all, externally good, internally fine, no owner names. Title page vignette and 23 finely engraved head and tale pieces by J.B.M. Pierre, engraved by the author. Watelet was an amateur…

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    Paris: H.L. Guerin & L. F. Delatour, 1760. 16mo, 14.5 cm (there was also a quarto edition). pp (2), xxiv, 152, (2) + 2 plates. Lacking the frontispiece (this copy seems to have never had one). Bound in contemporary mottled calf, spine gilt decorated with label, all edges red, marbled endpapers. Spine has shallow chip at head, small chip to upper rear joint, small chip about 0.5 on a side to middle of front joint; front joint partially cracked but covers quite firmly attached, inner hinges not cracked. In all, externally good, internally fine, no owner names. Title page vignette and 23 finely engraved head and tale pieces by J.B.M. Pierre, engraved by the author. Watelet was an amateur painter, engraver, and collector, and the present book, his first, is a long poem on the practice of painting. It got him elected to the French Academy in the year of publication.

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    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 33523
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  • GUDYNAS, Pranas
    LIETUVOS TAPYBA

    Vilnius: Vaga, 1979. Green cloth. 394 pp. 332 colour reproductions in text. Introductory essay and index in Lithuanian, Russian, German and English. Fine in fine jacket, no owner marks. In the original plain card slipcase (bit worn). A survey of Lithuanian painting from the 16th- 20th centuries. Note: 3 kg parcel, extra postage will be required

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover.

    Book ID: 22003
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  • LIFE OF MICHAEL ANGELO. Translated by Fanny Elizabeth Bunnett. New Edition, with additions. Illustrated with photogravure plates from works of art by GRIMM, Herman
    GRIMM, Herman
    LIFE OF MICHAEL ANGELO. Translated by Fanny Elizabeth Bunnett. New Edition, with additions. Illustrated with photogravure plates from works of art

    Boston: Little, Brown, 1903. Two volumes, octavo. Maroon cloth richly decorated in gilt, top edges gilt, maroon endpapers, in the original maroon oil cloth dust wrappers. Vol. I: pp xvi, 558, [2] + 21 plates with captioned tissue guards + title leaf printed in red & black. Vol. II: pp (x), 535, indexed + 20 plates with captioned tissue guards. Tidy ink owner name in each volume, volume I has corner creases to first blank leaf, volume II has a crease to rear free endpaper, minor rubbing to spine tips and outer corners, else a fine pair, fancy covers very bright. The dust jackets have a vertical crease to front panels and some spotting, VG otherwise. Note: 2.5 kg parcel, extra shipping will be required.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover.

    Book ID: 28663
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