Hardcover. London, Pimpernel Press, 1st, 2019, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright dust jacket, 216 pages, color plates. Interest in mid-20th century British artists and the world they inhabited is growing internationally--prices are rising and exhibitions proliferate. This biography focuses on the couple who were at the centre of the Modern British art scene: Cedric Morris (1889-1982) and Arthur Lett-Haines (1894-1978). Both men studied in Paris in the 1920s where they absorbed the work of the French Post Impressionists, Cubists and Surrealists. Later in London, Morris became a sought-after painter of flowers, birds and landscapes, and a friend of Augustus John and Ben Nicholson. Lett was hailed as Britain's first Surrealist. They gave fabulous parties attended by the cream of creative London. Morris and Haines founded the East Anglian School of Painting and Drawing in Suffolk, attended by Lucian Freud and Maggi Hambling. The atmosphere was described as 'robust and coarse, exquisite and sensitive all at once, also faintly dangerous.' The conversation was sometimes bawdy and bitchy but never boring. Lett-Haines, who ran the school, was a superb cook who swapped recipes with Elizabeth David. Cedric Morris became an award-winning plantsman and poppy iris breeder. He was an acknowledged influence on Beth Chatto, amongst others. like new.
Hardcover. New York, Scribner, 1st, 2015, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 384 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. Very clean, unmarked copy with only minor wear to edges. Color and black & white images throughout. Tight copy.
Hardcover. London, Secker & Warburg, 1st, 1974, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 345 pages. 272 black and white illustrations and frontispiece in color. Folio 14" x 10 1/4". Sturdy blue textured cloth stamped in gilt on spine. 3 Appendices: 1. Intro to English edtion of 1749 Albinus's "Table of the Skeleton and Muscles of the Human Body". 2. text of "The Anatomy of the Horse". Good dust jacket worn at edges, closed tears.
Hardcover. New York, Brentano's Publishers, reprint, 1924, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, 268 pages. 1 of 1000 copies. Color and b&w illustrations by the subject throughout. Gilt titles on spine. Illustrated frontispiece. Decorative stain to top edge. Edge wear to top and bottom edge. Minor stains and shelf wear. Foxing throughout. Otherwise, clean tight copy.
Hardcover. London, Country Life, 1st, 1922, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Two volumes complete, large folio (15" X 12"). 344 and 361 pages plus 100 appendix and index pages. pale green cloth with gilt lettering and design, top edge gilt. Color frontispiece in Volume II, profusely illustrated with about 700 b&w illustrations, plans and drawings. Clean, bright set. First edition of Arthur T. Bolton's monumental monograph on the architecture of Robert (1728-1792) and James Adam (1732-1794), two Scottish brothers who were renowned neoclassical architects, interior and furniture designers.
Hardcover. England, Antique Collectors Club , 1st, 2013, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 200 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. Like new in publisher's shrink-wrap. 63 color plates, 56 b&w illustrations.
Softcover. Millbank, Tate Gallery Publications, Reprint, 1985, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 134 pages. Softcover. Light marginal wear to edges. Profusely illustrated in black & white. Cover photograph of the artist's workshop in full color. Clean & unmarked.
Softcover. South Yorkshire, Pen and Sword, reprint, 2020, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, 208 pages, b&w illustrations. Even before she emerged from the cot in her nursery Beatrix Potter was up against it. With her prodigious memory she recalled being placed under the tyranny of a cross old nurse who introduced her to witches, fairies and the creed of the terrible John Calvin. More sadness followed. She had no siblings of her own age and was brought up virtually in isolation. She was afflicted by two most unpleasant illnesses one of which has not previously been recognized - and she found herself often at odds with her mother. She also had a love affair that ended tragically.
Softcover. Baltimore, MD, Baltimore Museum of Art, 1st, 1989, Book: Near Fine, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, 119 pages, illustrated throughout in color and b&w. Blue pictorial stiff wrappers. Lovely copy. Like new.
Hardcover. New York, W. W. Norton & Company, 1st US, 1990, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Non-paginated. Hardcover. Illustrated with full color photographs. Price clipped dust jacket with light wear to edges. Clean, tight copy.
Hardcover. New York , Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1st, 2013, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 260 pages, illustrations in color and b&w. Clean, unmarked copy with only minor wear to dust jacket. Lucian Freud's paintings are instantly recognizable: often shocking and disturbing, his portraits convey a profound yet compelling sense of discomfort. Freud was twice married and the father of at least a dozen children, and his numerous relationships with women were the subject of much gossip-but the man himself remained a mystery. An intensely private individual (during his lifetime he prevented two planned biographies from being published), Freud's life, as well as his art, invites questions that have had no answer-until now.In Breakfast with Lucian, Geordie Greig, one of a few close friends who regularly had breakfast with the painter during the last years of his life, tells an insider's account-accessible, engaging, revealing-of one of the twentieth century's most fascinating, enigmatic, and controversial artists. Greig, who has studied his subject's work at length, unravels the tangled thread of a life lived on Freud's own uncompromising terms. Based on private conversations in which Freud held forth on everything from first love to gambling debts to the paintings of Velazquez, and informed by interviews with friends, lovers, and some of the artist's children who have never before spoken publicly about their relationships with the painter, this is a deeply personal memoir that is illuminated by a keen appreciation of Freud's art.
Hardcover. London, T. Fisher Unwin, 1st, 1901, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, 302 pages, b&w illustrations. Autobiography of the famous Late Victorian illustrator of London, closely associated with "Punch" and many other outlets, and peer of George DuMaurier and the like. Profusely illustrated with Furniss' mostly comical drawings. Maroon cloth stamped in gilt with a pictorial decoration. Top edge and spine faded. Solid, clean copy. Volume one only.
Hardcover. London, Stacey International, 1st US, 2013, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 240 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. Black and white photographs throughout. Clean, unmarked copy with only minor wear to dust jacket. A treasury of aristocratic photography from the 1850s to 1930s. England's leisured and affluent upper classes made an art form of their new picture-taking toy, creating intimate portraits of stunning beauty. Includes previously unpublished photographs discovered in dusty corners and attics of Britain's grandest houses.
Hardcover. Woodbridge, Suffolk, Antique Collectors Club Dist, rep, 1990, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 455 pages, illustrated throughout in color and b&w. Clean, unmarked copy with only minor wear to dust jacket.
Hardcover. London, Bradbury & Evans, 1st, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, 252 full page engravings of Leech's 19th century political cartoons. 3/4 leather front cover (detached) deletes "Early" from title. Back cover mostly detached, but good internally. Shipping extra for this volume.
Hardcover. Cambridge, Belknap/Harvard University Press, 1st, 1967, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 109 pages. INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR on front endpaper. Illustrated with black & white reproductions of drawings and paintings by Edward Lear. Dust jacket has small closed tear on front bottom edge. Dust jacket protected with clear plastic cover. Clean, tight copy.
UK, Cambridge University Press, 1st, 1927, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, blue cloth with gilt decoration, lettering, 56 pages plus 111 b&w plates. This 1927 book presents an accessible guide to Gothic foliage sculpture, aimed at visitors to ancient English churches. 186 pages total. Decorative bookplate inside front cover otherwise clean copy.
Hardcover. Leicestershire, England, Matador, 1st, 2013, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 262 Pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. Light edgewear to dust jacket. Previous owner's bookplate on front fly leaf, otherwise, clean, tight copy. Black and white pictures throughout.
Hardcover. London, British Library Publishing, 1st, 2018, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 256 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. A very clean, unmarked copy with only minor wear to dust jacket edges. A tight copy with color illustrations throughout.
Hardcover. London, Philip Wilson Publishers, 1st, 2011, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 336 pages, color and other plates, chronology, catalogue, bibliography, index. Approx. size 11" by 9". Small tape repair to verso of rear panel otherwise excellent condition. Ford Madox Brown had already pioneered a style of painting which came to be known as Pre-Raphaelite before the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood was founded in 1848. His beautifully observed landscapes anticipated the open-air effects of the Impressionists. His art was anti-academic, rejecting easy solutions, prettiness, and conventional Victorian formulae. He depicted children without sentimentality and poor people without condescension. This major monograph provides a general introduction to Brown's art based on new research; all of his important paintings are included, and each one is illustrated and described.
Hardcover. New York , Crown, 1st US, 1993, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 354 pages, color & black and white plates. In a bright, unclipped dust jacket. Traces the development of the painter's art and the course of his life, discussing his earliest memories, Sinn Fein uprisings in Ireland, World War I, Paris of the surrealists, and England during World War II.
Hardcover. London , Bell & Daldy, reprint, 1869, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover in 3/4 polished leather with marbled boards, spine with gilt lettering, raised bands. Engraved title and twelve full-page engraved plates and 116 engravings on wood by Cruikshank. 277 pages, humorous essays and commentary throughout by various writers. Reprint of the 1845 Edition.
Hardcover. Dublin, Dolmen Editions, First Edition, 1977, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 78 pages. Hardcover. Limited to 650 copies. Black cloth boards with white printed decoration & white titles to spine. Ink paintings by Louis le Brocquy in black & white throughout. Previous owner's bookplate to front endpaper. Clean, unmarked, tight copy. No dust jacket.
Hardcover. London, V&A Publications, 1st, 2007, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Good, 224 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. Soiling and wear to dust jacket edges. Light yellowing to inside pages. Small tears to dust jacket rear. An otherwise tight copy. 97 color plates, 80 black and white illustrations. In 1947, Christian Dior?s ?New Look? was greeted with both shock and delight, making headlines around the world. Accompanying the exhibition opening at the Victoria and Albert Museum in September 2007, this lavish book focuses on Parisian and British couture between 1947 and 1957, the decade Dior hailed as fashion?s ?golden age.? The ?New Look? symbolized a new femininity. The full skirts and hourglass silhouettes were considered highly decadent, synonymous with luxury and prosperity, in marked contrast to the austerity of the WWII years. Nevertheless, the ?New Look? caught the public imagination and ushered in a period of remarkable creativity. The Golden Age of Couture features stunning gowns and exquisite tailoring from Dior as well as from such designers as Balenciaga, Balmain, and Givenchy, along with evocative photographs by the likes of Richard Avedon and Cecil Beaton.
Hardcover. NY, Harmony Books, 1wt, 1983, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 152 pages. full blue cloth, silver lettering on spine. Illustrated with B&W and color photographs and reproductions. A visual tour of the great country English houses through the ages. Clean copy.
Hardcover. Kent, U.K., Midas Books, 1st, 1978, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, 407 pages, with b&w illustrations throughout. Very slight foxing on top edge and minor edge wear, otherwise, very clean and tight copy.
Hardcover. New Haven, Yale University Press, 1st, 1971, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Good, Hardcover set. Volume I: 558 pages. Cloth boards. Illustrated with black & white reproductions of works by Hogarth. Dust jacket quite worn along edges with some tape repair to small tears. Clean, tight copy. Volume II: 557 pages. Cloth boards. Illustrated with black & white reproductions of works by Hogarth. Fore-edge shows slightest foxing. Dust jacket worn along edges with small tears and creases. Clean, tight copy. NOTE: DUE TO WEIGHT AND SIZE, DOMESTIC SHIPPING ONLY.
Hardcover. New York, G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1st, 1978, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 192 pages. Blue cloth covers, gilt titles to spine, laminate dust jacket fully illustrated in color, 145 illustrations throughout with 24 pages in full-color. Clean covers, slight rubbing to dust jacket, pages crisp and unmarked, with light discoloration due to age around page edges; overall, a very clean, tight copy in great condition.
Hardcover. Swindon, English Heritage, 1st, 2012, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 434 pages, illustrated throughout in color and b&w. Clean, unmarked copy with only minor wear to dust jacket. The Iveagh Bequest at Kenwood House in Hampstead, London, is one of the world's great private art collections assembled by an individual. In quality it challenges the Frick collection in New York, with whose eponymous collector Iveagh was in competition for acquisitions during the great age of the industrial barons on both sides of the Atlantic, and the Wallace collection in London. They all saw collecting great art - much as the oligarchs of today - as ultimate status symbols.
Hardcover. New York, Hill and Wang , 1st, 1966, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 144 pages. Hardcover. Extensive b&w drawings by Paul Hogarth throughout. Gilt titles on spine. Clean, tight copy.
Hardcover. Loa Angeles, J. Paul Getty Museum, 1st, 2016, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, 136 pages. Offering a fresh account of developments that have since characterized postwar British painting, this catalogue focuses on Michael Andrews, Frank Auerbach, Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud, R. B. Kitaj, and Leon Kossoff-- artists who worked in close proximity as they were developing new forms of realism. If for many years their efforts seemed to clash with dominant tendencies, reassessment in recent decades has afforded their work a central position in a richer and more complex understanding of postwar British art and culture. Rigorous and gorgeously illustrated, the essays reflect on the parallel yet diverse trajectories of these artists, their friendships and mutual admiration, and the divergence of their practice from the discourse of high modernism. The authors seek to dispel the notion of their work as a uniquely British endeavor by highlighting the artists' international outlook and ongoing dialogue with contemporary European and American painters as well as masters from previous generations.
Hardcover. London, V&A Publishing, 1st, 2015, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 160 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. A very clean, unmarked copy with only minor wear to dust jacket edges. A tight copy. Beautifully illustrated with new photography of Firbank's evening gowns, tailored suits, and hats, the book also features contemporary photographs and pages from Firbank's own fashion cuttings albums.
Softcover. Burlington, VT, Lund Humphries , 1st, 2008, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 240 pages. Softcover. A very clean, unmarked copy. Color illustrations throughout. London Transport Posters celebrates a century of outstanding graphic design commissioned by the Underground, London Transport, and its present-day successor, Transport for London. Drawing on newly researched sources in the archives of the London Transport Museum and Transport for London, the book discusses and illustrates the different styles and themes emerging from the posters over the last hundred years. It includes examples of over 250 posters from all periods and will be an invaluable reference book and visual resource for all those with an interest in 20th-century design.
Hardcover. New York, Thames and Hudson, 1st, 2000, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 272 pages with 52 color and 102 b&w plates. A unique portrait of the artist by an scholar, who draws on his personal experience of Bacon. A survey of his artistic development precedes critical studies of selected aspects of the artist and his work. Previously unpublished extracts of the author's conversations with Bacon are reproduced and followed by a brief account of Bacon's life.
Hardcover. Boston, New Harvest, 1st, 2014, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 174 pages. Hardcover. Clean, unmarked copy with only minor wear to dust jacket. Hoban has written an insightful book into what may have made Lucian Freud the great painter he came to be. From his early days in Germany with his grandfather, Sigmund Freud, to his subsequent life in London, where his family moved before the war, we see Lucian Freud gradually developing from an intense adolescent who often resorted to physical violence in conflicts with others to the powerful figure who changed the face of Realism. His many liaisons with women are described in detail: Hoban offers us a candid sketch of who the most prominent women in his life were, his problems with commitment and other moral conundrums we are forced to consider in his character, such as his questionable demand on his lovers that they use no form of birth control, resulting in at least 14 children, most out of wedlock. Along with that, Freud's gambling addiction and his love of risk are explored by Hoban in a way that allows us a glimpse into Freud's psyche that is invaluable for anyone wanting to understand in a more in depth way the factors that might have contributed to his enormous talents and output.
Hardcover. United Kingdom, Littlehampton Book Services Ltd, reprint, 1981, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 140 pages. 70 full color paintings with extensive documentation and notes. Illustrated title page. Light foxing to top edge, otherwise clean, unmarked copy with only minor wear to dust jacket.
Hardcover. New York , Skira, 1st, 2008, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 192 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. Like new in publisher's shrink-wrap. The artists included: Victoria Miro or Maureen Paley, as well as in the collections of the Saatchi Gallery and the Tate Modernare Lucy Levene, Lisa Castagner, Sarah Pickering, Anne Hardy, Esther Teichmann, Gareth McConnell, Melissa Moore, Suzanne Mooney, Harold Offeh, Sophie Rickett, Annabel Elgar, Danny Treacy, Kirk Palmer, Becky Beasley, Bianca Brunner, Simon Cunningham, and Heiko Tieman.
Softcover. London, Tate Publishing, 1st, 2007, Book: Near Fine, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover. Clean, unmarked copy with only minor wear to wrappers. 136 pages, 40 color & 50 black & white illustrations. Helio Oiticia (1937-80) was one of the most influential artists of the late twentieth century. At the end of the 1960s Oiticica was invited to exhibit at the Whitechapel Art Gallery in London. This book captures not only a pivotal moment in the life and career of a unique artist but also in the development of the avant-garde in London.
Hardcover. Canada, Flammarion, 1st, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 240 pages. A handsome volume covering all aspects of bespoke tailoring. Savile Row is the world's iconic address for the best in bespoke tailoring, and home to legendary Gieves & Hawkes, suppliers to the British military for more than two centuries and furnishers to elegant gentlemen today. The company began by designing attire for Britain's most illustrious officers, including Admiral Lord Nelson and The Duke of Wellington, as well as ten generations of British royalty, from King George III in 1809 to Princes William and Harry today. As masculine attire evolved after World War I, Gieves & Hawkes added civilian clothing to its repertoire applying centuries of expertise in creating hand-made garments--proportion, cutting, fitting, and quality fabrics--to the finest bespoke tailoring. This volume traces the rich history of tailoring, drawing from Gieves & Hawkes' vast, unpublished archives of client ledgers, garments and accessories, and photographs. Including today's bespoke tailoring and ready-to-wear collections, this is an indispensible book on classic men's style and fine tailoring.
Hardcover. Suffolk, UK, ACC Publishing Group Ltd, 1st, 2010, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 96 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. Very clean, fresh, unmarked copy. Black and white images throughout. A collection of photographs from the early sixties taken by John Petty. Tight copy.
Hardcover. London, Thomas Nelson and Sons, 1st, 1965, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 298 pages in a bright dust jacket with minor edgewear. 267 B&W photos of artists, studios, art dealers, art educators; 101 color plates of artworks. This is a densely illustrated look at the early 1960s art scene in London, with visits to 81 painters and sculptors (including Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth, Grahm Sutherland, Francis Bacon, R.B. Kitai, David Hockney, Bridget Riley). There are treks to art schools and places where art is sold. A large heavy volume which may require extra postage. Previous owner's inscription on front fly leaf otherwise clean.
Hardcover. London, The Offices of Punch, 1916, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Two matching hardcover volumes, pebbled green cloth over leather spine and corners. The set collects all of Punch Magazine for 1916. Hundreds of b&w cartoons lampooning British culture and politics leading up to World War II. Clean, bright set. Over 800 pages total.
Hardcover. Boston, Museum of Fine Arts, 1st, 2008, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright dust jacket. It is little known that interbellum Britain hosted a generation of Modernist artists who absorbed the wealth of Continental avant-garde idioms and adapted them to their own unique ends. Some of this work was done under the rubric of Vorticism, the Neofuturist movement spearheaded by Wyndham Lewis, while other artists were closely associated with London's Grosvenor School of Art (and so came to be known collectively as the Grosvenor School), breaking new ground in the practice of linocut. Rhythms of Modern Life examines the impact of Cubism and Futurism on British printmaking in the years between the First and Second World Wars, focusing in particular on the dynamic imagery of 13 artists, including C.R.W. Nevinson, Paul Nash, Edward Wadsworth and David Bomberg, all early followers of Italian Futurism and British Vorticism, and on the works of Grosvenor School artists Claude Flight, Sybil Andrews, Cyril Power and Lill Tschudi. All of these artists coined styles that addressed the velocity of modern life, espousing industry, speed and an optimism for the century ahead. This book, the first survey of its kind, features more than 100 lithographs, etchings, woodcuts and linocuts, ranging from geometric abstractions to forceful impressions of the first fully mechanized war, Jazz Age images of sporting events, speed trials and other contemporary diversions. Clifford S. Ackley's introduction takes stock of the art historical moment and is followed by discussions of the prints, an overview of the history and technique of the modern linocut and short biographies of the artists.
Hardcover. NY, Arcade, 1st , 1996, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 221 pages. Hardcover. B&w photographs throughout. Red gilt titles on spine. Clean, unmarked copy with only minor wear to dust jacket. Follows the rise and fall of Iraqi-born Jewish brothers from London, Charles and Maurice Saatchi, who created some of the most memorable ad campaigns of the 1970s and 1980s, and then in 1994 were ousted from their firm by an American shareholder revolt.
Hardcover. Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1st US, 1961, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Good, Hardcover, 144 pages First American edition, first printing. Cartoons which appeared in London's Daily Express since 1939. The author/artist presents the full sweep of his wit and a vivid retrospective view of our world during the angst-haunted 40s and 50s in England. Dustjacket with light edgewear.