Hardcover. NY, Dorling Kindersley, 1st, 2000, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover. Color illustrations by Robert Andrew Parker. As new in a dust jacket. After stealing a dead man's boots, a poor wandering bagpiper uses them to play a trick on an unfriendly farmer but then finds the trick turned back on him. Parker's watercolors rank with his finest. The blotted impressionistic colors and scrawled lines are both edgy and amusing, while the cool gray tones create an appropriately chilly backdrop for the spooky antics.
Hardcover. NY, Hatje Cantz, 1st, 2013, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, illustrated boards, 192 pages. This volume surveys the work of Viennese photographer Edith Tudor-Hart (1908-1973), who was among the foremost social documentarians of the 1930s. In 1933 she fled to the U.K., where she documented social divisions in London, Wales and Scotland, posthumously gaining notoriety for her involvement with the "Cambridge Five" spies.
Hardcover. UK, Parragon Publishers, reprint, 2004, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 256 pages. A comprehensive cross section of the work of C.R. Mackintosh, including paintings from the last period of his life. It also includes photo's and renderings of the built 'House for an Art Lover' in Scotland (originally an entry for a competition) and their reconstructed, relocated own home. The controlled proportion of text to images, and the (sometimes more than) full page photo's and renderings, make it the ideal means to transport you to the world C.R. Mackintosh (and his wife, Margaret McDonald) created.
Softcover. London, P&D Colnaghi & Co. Ltd, University of Clasgow Press, 1st, 1973, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Nonpaginated. Softcover. Color and b/w illustrations throughout. Just a little age wear to the wrapper, otherwise very good. A touch of age-yellowing to edges and pages, doesn't affect text or illustrations.
Hardcover. Edinburgh, Adam & Charles Black, 2nd, 1873, Book: Very Good, Hardcover. Color frontis, title page vignette, four color plates. Folding map in rear with some tears but all these repairable. Front hinge cracked.
Hardcover. University of South Carolina Press, Supreme Council, Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, 1st, 2001, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 269 pages. " ...a fascinating journey through the history of Scottish Rite in America. This comprehensive pictorial history provides valuable insights into the critical role masons have played throughout our nation's history." b/w, sepia, & color plates throughout. In Valley of the Craftsmen, the story of "higher degree" Freemasonry is depicted through portraits, official papers, material objects, photographs, buildings, and stagecraft. Featuring many previously unpublished images, Valley of the Craftsmen begins with rare illustrations of the English and French philosophical sources that were projected upon an American landscape vitalized and transformed by the concept of fraternity. The story is framed by American popular culture and the serious private effort of individual men in small towns and expansive cities who were intent on developing a moral life in service to their communities. Clean copy.