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 , The Citadel Press, 1st, 1968, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Fair, Harcover, 167 pages, b&w frontispiece and plates. Edge wear, tears to dust jacket. Orange top edge decorative stain. A clean, tight copy.
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, Dent / Everyman's Library, reprint, 1976, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Good, Hardcover in a lightly worn blue dust jacket with fading to spine. 302 pages. The author was an actor, dramatist and theatrical manager and gives an account of the British stage in the first half of the Eighteenth century. First published in 1740. Clean copy.
Softcover. London, Illustrated London News , 1954, Original printed red card wrappers. Light rubbing of the covers, some thumbing of the leading edge; overall, this book is in good to very good condition. 68 pages. Gilt decorated red cover, color frontispiece portrait, gravure and color plates, photographs, illustrations, genealogical table. Contributors include Cyril Falls (Sir Winston Churchill in War), E.D. O'Brien (Sir Winston Churchill- the Man), Charles Petrie (Sir Winston Churchill's Place in History), Edward Winterton (Sir Winston Churchill in Parliament). Frontispiece by Yousuf Karsh.
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.
Hardcover. New York, Random House, Incorporated, 1st Am, August 1977, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 362 pages. Light edgewear, small closed tear to dust jacket. Light smudges on fore-edge. Else a clean, tight copy.
Hardcover. New York, Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, Inc., 1st US, 1975, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Good, Hardcover, 319 pages. Hardcover. Previous owners bookplate on preliminary pages. 16 pages of black & white illustrations. Foxing to top edge. Dust jacket with chipping along edges.
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. NY, Viking Press, BC Ed., 1975, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Good, Hardcover, 369 pages, b&w plates. Dust jacket worn, chipped. Story of the nineteenth century aristocratic life of the leader of the "Charge of the Light Brigade".
Hardcover. New York, Clarendon Press, 1st Edition, 1989, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 554 pages. Hardcover. Dust jacket unclipped, glossy, excellent. Previous owner's embossed stamp on front flyleaf. Cover boards bound in blue cloth, gilt title on spine. A touch of soil to foreedge, otherwise clean. Pages bright and unmarked. Binding tight. Spine straight. In beautiful condition.
Hardcover. New York , HarperChildrens, 1st, 2008, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, 240 pages. Clean, tight copy. As children, C.S. Lewis and his brother W.H. Lewis created the fantasy world of Boxen. This book collects stories and illustrations, history, geography etc of Boxen. Reproduced original illustrations by the authors. Introduction by Douglas Gresham. The History of Boxen by Walter Hooper.
Hardcover. London, Henry Colburn, 1st, 1848, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, Two volumes. 1/2 leather bindings with gold marbled covers and end papers. Gilt top edges. Volume 1 - 476 pages plus 16 pages of ads. Raised bands on spine. Rubbing to edges. Clean, unmarked text. Volume 2 - 510 pages. Raised bands on spine. Rubbing to edges. Clean, unmarked text.
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. 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. 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. London, Williams & Norgate, 1st, 1911, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, green cloth wit gilt stamping, 338 pages with index. 12 tipped-in illustrations. Autobiography of the Right Hon. Robert Farquharson, Member of Parliament. Previous owner's signature on front fly leaf otherwise clean.
Hardcover. New Haven, Conn, Yale University Press, 1st, 1926, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, blue cloth, 139 pages. Gilt title on spine. Slight corner and edge wear, previous owner's signature on front end paper. Otherwise, very clean and tight copy.
Hardcover. New York, E. P. Dutton & Company, First Edition, 1938, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 107 pages. Hardcover. Previous owner's signature to front flyleaf. Black & white illustrations throughout. Dust jacket with moderate wear, tears to edges & chipping, now protected with a plastic cover. Toning throughout. Clean & unmarked.
Hardcover. London, Cassell and Company, LTD, 1st, 1913, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, 348 pages. Hardcover. B/w illustrations with tissue guards throughout, including frontispiece. Top edge dyed. Cover boards bound in blue fabric, shows some agewear, gilt title on spine and front cover. Some minor foxing on edges and throughout. Binding still quite tight, former owners' signatures (dated) on front flyleaf.
Hardcover. London, A & E Black, 1st, 1926, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, blue cloth with gilt lettering on spine, 293 pages. Nevinson (1858-1932) was a journalist and women's rights activist. A nice reading copy of this hard-to-find autobiography. Covers edgeworn but a clean copy.
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. NY, Arno Press, reprint, 1991, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, dark green cloth with gilt stamping, 220 pages including index. Reproduced in facsimile from the 1882 edition. One of Trollope's scarcer titles, especially in hardcover. No dust jacket issued.
Hardcover. Caldwell, Idaho, The Caxton Printers, 1st, 1938, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Good, 265 pages, hardcover with dust jacket. Scarce. Illustrated by Anton Otto Fisher. A frank and detailed description of the life of a English deep-sea fisherman. Moderate edgewear to dust jacket, chipping most pronounced along top edge. Chipping to dust jacket spine as well. Foxing to all edges. Unmarked. A tight copy.
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. London, Folio Society, 1st thus, 1978, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 362 pages, with illustrations throughout, edited and introduced by Christopher Hibbert. Gilt decorations and title on orange cloth boards with slipcase, spotless and bright copy.
Hardcover. New York, Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, Inc., 2nd Printing, 1973, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Good, Hardcover, 448 pages. Illustrated with 16 pages of black & white photographs. Dust jacket with wear and darkening along top edge. Clean, tight copy.
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. NY, Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press, 1st, 2001, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 384 pages, b&w illustrations. In 1830 a Yamana Indian boy, Orundellico, was bought from his uncle in Tierra del Fuego for the price of a mother-of-pearl button. Renamed Jemmy Button, he was removed from his primitive nomadic existence, where life revolved around the hunt for food and the need for shelter, and taken halfway round the world to England, then at the height of the Industrial Revolution. Clean, in a bright dust jacket.
Hardcover. London, Hodder & Stroughton, 1st, 1923, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 280 pages, blue cloth covers with gilt design. Color frontispiece portrait of the famous English architect. Illustrated with 12 color plates, 91 b&w plates (some fold-outs). Top edge gilt, clean copy with the scarce light blue dust jacket that has light edgewear with coat-of-arms on front panel, title on spine.
Hardcover. Boston, Gambit , 1st, 1973, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Good, Hardcover in a worn, chipped dust jacket. Emissar of Charles the First, second governor of Massachusetts, pillar of the Protectorate, and victim of Charles the Second, atypical Puritan and passionate lover, Sir Harry Vane was a man of peace who initiated genocide in the New World and found martyrdom in the Old. His experience reaches from Indian wigwam to royal palace. This is an unparalleled picture of a formative age which is with us yet. Clean copy.
Hardcover. London, Hodder & Stoughton , 1st, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, maroon cloth with gilt titles on spine, 328 pages, index. Spender (1864-1926) was a leading journalist in England and later ran for office (and lost) as a Liberal candidate in 1922. He covered major events in British history for major newspapers like the Manchester Guardian and Daily News from 1899 until 1914. He was the father of poet Stephen Spender. A clean copy with minor shelf wear.
Hardcover. NY, Knopf, 1st, 2019, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright, unclipped dust jacket. The first biography of the epic life of one of the most important, enigmatic and private artists of the 20th century. Drawn from almost 40 years of conversations with the artist, letters and papers, it is a major work written by a well-known British art critic. This is an extremely intimate, lively and rich portrait of the artist, full of gossip and stories recounted by Freud to Feaver about people, encounters, and work. Freud's art was his life--"my work is purely autobiographical"--and he usually painted only family, friends, lovers, children, though there were exceptions like the famous small portrait of the Queen. With his later portraits, the subjects were often nude, names were never given and sittings could take up to 16 months, each session lasting five hours but subjects were rarely bored as Freud was a great raconteur and mimic.Small remainder dot on bottom edge otherwise clean.
Hardcover. NY, Knopf, 1st, 1964, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a lightly worn dust jacket. 393 pages plus a 16 page index. With eight pages of illustrations and a frontispiece. Clean copy.
Hardcover. London, Routledge, 1st, 1980, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 212 pages, b&w illustrations. SIGNED and INSCRIBED by the author with a note by the author laid-in. Light edgewear to dust jacket, faint foxing to top edge. Clean, tight copy. This book discusses the home life of Queen Victoria in the context of her marriage to Prince Albert and her relationships with her children. Whittle describes the purchase, remodeling and rebuilding of Osborne House and Balmoral Castle, a subject often given little attention in other books on the couple's life together.
Hardcover. New York, Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1st, 1941, Book: Good, 345 pages. Hardcover. INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR. Gilt title on spine, faded. Covers have some age wear. Age yellowing to edges and pages.
Hardcover. NY, Penguin Press, 1st, 2014, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright, unclipped dust jacket. 642 pages. Gray cloth boards with silver titles to spine. Black & white illustrations throughout. Crisp dust jacket with only minor wear. Very clean & unmarked. Crisp, tight copy.
Hardcover. Columbia OH, Ohio State University Press, 1st, 2008, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 368 pages. Hardcover with no dust jacket. Clean, unmarked copy with only minor wear to corners. While "freaks" have captivated our imagination since well before the nineteenth century, the Victorians flocked to shows featuring dancing dwarves, bearded ladies, "missing links," and six-legged sheep. Indeed, this period has been described by Rosemarie Garland-Thomson as the epoch of "consolidation" for freakery: an era of social change, enormously popular freak shows, and taxonomic frenzy. Victorian Freaks: The Social Context of Freakery in Britain, edited by Marlene Tromp, turns to that rich nexus, examining the struggle over definitions of "freakery" and the unstable and sometimes conflicting ways in which freakery was understood and deployed. As the first study centralizing British culture, this collection discusses figures as varied as Joseph Merrick, "The Elephant Man"; Daniel Lambert, "King of the Fat Men"; Julia Pastrana, "The Bear Woman"; and Laloo "The Marvellous Indian Boy" and his embedded, parasitic twin. The Victorian Freaks contributors examine Victorian culture through the lens of freakery, reading the production of the freak against the landscape of capitalist consumption, the medical community, and the politics of empire, sexuality, and art. Collectively, these essays ask how freakery engaged with notions of normalcy and with its Victorian cultural context.
Hardcover. New Haven CT, Yale University Press, 1st, 2014, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 440 pages, illustrations in color and b&w. Clean, unmarked copy with only minor wear to dust jacket. The first biography in more than twenty years of James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903) is also the first to make extensive use of the artist's private correspondence to tell the story of his life and work. This engaging personal history dispels the popular notion of Whistler as merely a combative, eccentric, and unrelenting publicity seeker, a man as renowned for his public feuds with Oscar Wilde and John Ruskin as for the iconic portrait of his mother. The Whistler revealed in these pages is an intense, introspective, and complex man, plagued by self-doubt and haunted by an endless pursuit of perfection in his painting and drawing. In his beautifully illustrated and deeply human portrayal of the artist, Daniel E. Sutherland shows why Whistler was perhaps the most influential artist of his generation, and certainly a pivotal figure in the cultural history of the nineteenth century. Whistler comes alive through his own magnificent work and words, including the provocative manifestos that explained his bold artistic vision, sparked controversy in his own time, and resonate to this day.
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.