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. 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. NY, Henry Holt, 1st, 1997, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright, lightly worn dust Jacket, 160 pages. Charleston: A Bloomsbury House and Garden celebrates the artistic talents, wit and originality of those who lived at Charleston. Quentin Bell, the younger son of Clive and Vanessa Bell, and his daughter Virginia Nicholson tell the story of this unique house, linking it with some of the leading cultural figures who were invited as guests. Frequent visitors included Vanessa's sister, Virginia Woolf, who lived only four miles away; the writer Lytton Strachey; the economist Maynard Keynes, who stayed so long he had a room permanently set aside for him; and the art critic Roger Fry, who designed the curious fireplaces and a new studio. The house and garden are portrayed through Alen MacWeeney's atmospheric photographs, featuring entire rooms, specific decorative details, paintings and sculptures. Pictures from Vanessa's family album convey the flavor of the household in its heyday, while some of the many canvases painted there attest to the importance of Charleston as a source of inspiration.
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. 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. 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. 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 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. 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.
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. New Haven, Yale University Press , 1st, 1980, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Two volume hardcover set. Catalogue Raisonne. Text+ Plates. V.1: lv+248 pages. V.2: xvi+438 plates in b&w and color. Brown cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Color illustrated dust jackets with minor wear. A nice, clean, tight set.
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. 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.
Hardcover. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1st, 2000, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 328 pages with bibliography and index. A revised and abridged version of Watkins earlier work on Soane (1753-1837), concentrating on the twelve lectures the eminent architect gave to the Royal Academy between 1810 and 1820, dealing with the huge scope of the lessons to be gained from world architecture.
Hardcover. London, Frederick Muller Limited, 1st, 1983, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 224 pages. White cover with gilt lettering to spine, color illustrated dust jacket, 32 pages of 87 color plates of stain glass in England. Light wear to dust jacket; overall a clean, tight copy.
Hardcover. London, Weidenfeld & Nicholson, 1st, 1980, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 240 pages. Profusely illustrated in b/w & 20 color plates of which 4 are folding. Catalog of the exhibition held at the Royal Academy with 280 works illustrated and described, chronology, bibliography, exhibition record.
Softcover. London, Tate Gallery, 1999, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, 296 pages, illustrated in color and b&w. Wonderfully written and illustrated account of the work of the Bloomsbury artists, Vanessa Bell, Duncan Grant and Roger Fry. Contains detailed chronologies of their lives. Catalogue entries on two hundred works, all illustrated in color, bring out the chief characteristics of Bloomsbury painting--domestic, contemplative, sensuous, and essentially pacific. These are seen in landscapes, portraits, and still lifes set in London, Sussex, and the South of France, as well as in the abstract painting and applied art that placed these artists at the forefront of the avant-garde before the First World War. Portraits of family and friends--from Virginia Woolf and Maynard Keynes to Aldous Huxley and Edith Sitwell--highlight the cultural and social setting of the group. Essays by leading scholars provide further insights into the works and the changing critical reaction to them, exploring friendships and relationships both within and outside of Bloomsbury, as well as the movement's wider social, economic, and political. Clean, bright copy.
Hardcover. NY/London, Sotheby's Parke Bernet, Revised Ed., 1985, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 376 pages. 26 illustrations in color, and 420 in black and white. Originally published in 1979. John Harris was one of England's leading Architectural Historians at the time this book was written. He was curator of the Drawing Collection for RIBA. (Royal Institute of British Architects). Each section introduces a period such as: the Age of Estate Cartographers and the Garden Converstations, The Country House and Sporting Art: John Wootton, Peter Tillemans and Others, Caneletto and the Architectural Topographers, Gainsborough and the Picturesque, The Art of Turner and Constable. Harris comments on the artists , their style and pictures.
Hardcover. Salt Lake City, Peregrine Smith, Inc, 1st US, 1980, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 218 pages. Green cloth cover with gilt lettering to spine, color illustrated dust jacket, 256 b&w plates, some in color. Light wear to dust jacket; overall a tight, clean copy.
Hardcover. London, Dewi Lewis Publishing, 1st, 2000, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Nonpaginated. Hardcover. Color illustrations throughout. Clean inside and out. From the back cover: "The images in Vital Signs, Harvey Benge's fourth book of photographs, have been made in Paris, London, Prague, Hong Kong and beyond. They engage both the eye and the mind, inviting viewers to examine their own experience of urban life and what that means to them."
Hardcover. Toronto, University of Toronto Press, 1st, 1973, Book: Near Fine, Dust Jacket: Good, Hardcover. A biography of William H. Bartlett's life and work through both twentieth- and nineteenth-century perspectives. Contains 1 color and 35 black/white plates, as well as a black/white portrait of the artist. Dust jacket shows smudges and rubbing, but book is in near fine condition.
Hardcover. Great Britain, The Observer, 1st, 2006, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 128 pages. Hardcover. Color and b/w illustrations throughout. Decorative endpapers. In excellent shape. Binding tight, clean inside and out.