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Taras Shevchenko : Mistets'ka Spadshchina - Tom Pershyy, 1830-1847; Knyha Druha

By: N/A

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Vydavnytstvo Akademii Nauk Ukrains'koi RSR: 1961

Seller ID: 1846677

Condition: Very Good


Some discoloration on bottom half of rear board, front & end matter lightly foxed. 1961 Large Hardcover. 108 pp., 193 color and black & white plates. Ukrainian text. Shevchenko was a Ukrainian poet and artist, whose literary work is considered the foundation of modern Ukrainian literature and language, and a driving force behind Ukrainian national consciousness. View more info

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A Book of Famous and Beautiful Chinese Ladies from all Antiquities [Accordion Book with Hand-Painted Portraits on Silk]

By: N/A

Price: $200.00

Publisher: S.N.:

Seller ID: 1854595

Condition: Near Fine


Minor loss from edges of title label on front board. Wooden boards, carved Chinese character within a circle on front board, along with paper title label. A collection of ten color portraits of Chinese ladies handpainted on silk, mounted on sturdier backing paper, and bound in the accordion style popular for such publications of Eastern art. Each portrait captioned with a brief biographical sketch in both Chinese and English. Subjects include: Chang Li Hua; Mu-Lan; Wu Chiang-Hsien; Yang Yu-Huan; Ch'eng I-Nin; An Honorable Maid of the Tang Dynasty; Su Hui; Hua Jui Fu Jen; Hsi Shih; Li-Chuan. View more info

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Forty Etchings on Copper, Reproduced from the Most Noted Examples of Modern Art and Photographs of English Landscapes. Series I [1].

By: N/A

Price: $125.00

Publisher: The Osborne & Murphy Company, Art Publishers, Red Oak:

Seller ID: 2083653

Condition: Very Good


Boards faintly soiled, front hinge just beginning to weaken, portion of front free endpaper removed, front flyleaf creased. All image pages excellent with no marks, foxing, stains, or toning. Forty half-tone images photographically reproduced from original photographs, and copper plate etchings by various artists. In 1888, two enterprising young men, Edmond Osborne and Thomas D. Murphy, purchased a woodcut of the Montgomery County Courthouse that was under construction at the time. To offset the expense of the woodcut, they decided to sell advertising around the picture and add a calendar pad.... View more info

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Looking at Modern Painting

By: N/A

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Eureka Press: 1957

Seller ID: 2202896

Condition: Very Good


Faint one inch stain to front wrapper, page corners lightly dog-eared. 1957 Spiral-Bound Softcover. 123 pp. While the chapters which follow are useful for individual study, they were expressly designed for use in informal group discussion. The writers raise issues, examine problems in contemporary art which have caused clashes of ideas, and explore conflicting ways of seeing and thinking. ...The four people who wrote these chapters brought to them four different points of view, and many other views are quoted. CONTENTS: Types of Judgment; The Independence of Form; The Search for the Absolute; ... View more info

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And It Was So

By: N/A

Price: $5.00

Publisher: The Westminster Press: 1958

Seller ID: 2279017

Condition: Good


Wrappers heavily creased, small surface tear on front wrapper. 1958 Small Softcover. 48 pp. An illustrated collection of Bible verses, some of which have been adapted. View more info

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The Art Journal for 1875. New Series. Vol. 1. [Volume One]

By: N/A

Price: $75.00

Publisher: D. Appleton & Co., Publishers: 1875

Seller ID: 2284775

Condition: Good


Binding repaired, edges rubbed, some tiny tears and minimal loss from fore-edge corner of a few pages, ink name on title page. 1875 Half-Leather. vi, 384 pp. Leather spine and corners, gilt titles, blind stamped compartments, marbled endpapers. A collection of steel engravings and woodcuts representing the work of a wide range of artists, with articles by various contributors. View more info

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The Art Journal for 1876. New Series. Vol. 2. [Volume Two]

By: N/A

Price: $150.00

Publisher: D. Appleton & Co., Publishers: 1876

Seller ID: 2284776

Condition: Very Good


Front joint repaired, edges rubbed, frontispiece foxed, ink name on title page. 1876 Half-Leather. vi, 380 pp. Leather spine and corners, gilt titles, blind stamped compartments, marbled endpapers. A collection of steel engravings and representing the work of a wide range of artists, with articles by various contributors. View more info

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On Hokusai's Daily Exorcisms

By: N/A

Price: $250.00

Publisher: The Kokka Publishing Company:

Seller ID: 2291186

Condition: Good


Former library copy - usual marks. Rear board partially broken away from binding. Light stain along edge of softcover supplement. Oblong. 88 prints, hand-numbered in pencil in top right margin, Japanese text introduction, softcover supplement with English intro and table of contents laid in. A collection of artwork by Hokusai, a Japanese artist, ukiyo-e painter and printmaker of the Edo period. He is especially known for his work, The Great Wave. View more info

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Post, the Saturday Evening Post, December 14, 1963: John F. Kennedy, 1917-63, In Memoriam [Norman Rockwell]

By: N/A

Price: $10.00

Publisher: The Curtis Publishing Company: 1963

Seller ID: 2296534

Condition: Very Good


A few light creases. No chips. Wrappers intact. 1963 Magazine. 84 pp. COVER: Norman Rockwell portrait of JFK. In Memoriam: A Senseless Tragedy; The New President. CONTENTS: Articles - Hate Knows No Direction (Speaking Out); When the Highest Office Changes Hands, by Dwight D. Eisenhower; The New President: He Ought to Try to Slow Up, Alsop Interviews L. B. J.; The Assassination; Death in Emergency Room No. One; A Eulogy: John Fitzgerald Kennedy, by Arthur M. Schlessinger, Jr.; A Profile in Family Courage; What's Ahead for the G.O.P.?; New Weapon against Muscular Dystrophy; Wacky Search for Gold... View more info

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The Portfolios of Ansel Adams

By: Adams, Ansel; Szarkowski, John

Price: $7.00

Publisher: New York Graphic Society Book / Little, Brown and Company: 1986

Edition: 8th Printing

Seller ID: 2295107

ISBN: 0821211226

Condition: Near Fine


Eighth printing. A nice copy. 1986 Large Softcover. Photographer's essential guide from the master himself, Ansel Adams. View more info

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The Art of the Pitti Palace, with a Short History of the Building of the Palace, and Its Owners, and an Appreciation of Its Treasures

By: Addison, Julia de Wolf

Price: $15.00

Publisher: L.C. Page & Company: 1904

Seller ID: 2199664

Condition: Very Good


Early reprint. Spine toned. 1904 Hard Cover. ix, 389 pp. 8vo. Blue-grey cloth, gilt titles, decoration & rules, gilt top page ridge. A survey of the famous gallery which focuses on the Golden Age of painting in Italy. View more info

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The Birds of America

By: Audubon, John James; Vogt, William - introduction & descriptive text

Price: $125.00

Publisher: The Macmillan Company: 1937

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 2293326

Condition: Good


First thus (later printings excluded 65 of the 500 plates). Lacks jacket. Boards a bit soiled, gilt titles mostly rubbed away from spine, endpapers and edges a bit foxed. 1937 Large Hardcover. x, [2], 500, xxvi pp. Numerous beautifully designed color plates reproduced from Audubon's famous paintings. View more info

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Arctic Artist: The Journals and Paintings of George Back, Midshipman with Franklin, 1819-1822

By: Back, George; Houston, C. Stuart; MacLaren, I.S.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: McGill-Queen's University Press: 1994

Seller ID: 2273165

ISBN: 0773511814

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Faint stain to page base, owner bookplate on front endpaper. 1994 Hard Cover. xxviii, 403, [1] pp. Back's journal is particularly valuable because it is the only one that records the entire expedition; Franklin himself relied on it for his own published account of the journey. Both the journal and Back's earlier notes have been edited by Houston, who provides an introduction and extensive annotations, as well as synopses of the frank comments regarding the expedition recorded in the various journals of the Hudson's Bay fur trade posts. I.S. MacLaren's commentary on Back's painti... View more info

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Cote, Sculpteur Sur Bois (Memoires de la Societe Royale du Canada, Troisieme Series - 1942, Tome XXXVI [36]) [Jean-Baptiste Côté]

By: Barbeau, Marius

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Imprime Pour La Societe Royale Du Canada: 1942

Seller ID: 2276905

Condition: Very Good


Letter press invitation laid in, reading 'DaLiLa vous prie de venir Manger La Galette des Rois. 6 Janvier 1943, A 9 heures P.M., 260 MacLaren, R.S.V.P.'). This volume was acquired from the personal collection of Julian Street, Jr., whose wife Hella owned quite a few books by Marius Barbeau, several with notes from the author to her, indicating the two were either good friends or colleagues who worked closely together. 1942 Stapled Binding. We have more books available by this author!. 3-11, [1] pp, twelve plates follow text. French text, title translates as Cote the Wood Carver. A brief study ... View more info

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Louis Jobin, Statuaire (1845-1928) (Memoires de la Societe Royale du Canada, Troisieme Series - 1943, Tome XXXVII [37])

By: Barbeau, Marius

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Imprime Pour La Societe Royale Du Canada: 1943

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2276907

Condition: Very Good


Inscribed and signed to Hella Sachs by author on front wrapper. This volume was acquired from the personal collection of Julian Street, Jr., Hella's husband. Edges faintly creased. 1943 Stapled Binding. We have more books available by this author!. 17-23, [1] pp. French text. A brief study of the career of a Canadian sculptor. Barbeau, considered the founder of Canadian anthropology, was a Rhodes Scholar and advocate of the preservation and celebration of the traditions of native peoples. View more info

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The World of Robert Bateman

By: Bateman, Robert; Derry, Ramsay

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Random House: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2267905

ISBN: 0394546547

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Lightly rubbed. 1985 Large Hardcover. Showcasing his message of environmental protection, this testament to Robert Bateman's important work as an artist and conservationist features early paintings, most of which have never before been collected. Alongside the images, the artist comments on the pictures, offering the reader detailed explanations of how he uses art to relay meaning and beauty from the worlds of nature and wildlife. Also providing the different stages of a painting, from conception to completion, this gorgeous collection shows an artist at work - a rare insight in... View more info

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Louvre: Masterpieces of Italian Painting

By: Bazin, Germain

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York Graphic Society: 1956

Seller ID: 2199985

Condition: Good


No jacket, boards toned, pages toned. 1956 Large Hardcover. 21 pp. Colored plates follow text. 54 illustrations with 46 in color. A look at Italian paintings found in the Louvre's collection. Keywords: LOUVRE FRANCE ITALIAN PAINTING ART ARTISTS View more info

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A Day in the Country: Impressionism and the French Landscape

By: Belloli, Andrea P.A. (Editor)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams, Inc. / Los Angeles Museum of Art / The Art Institute of Chicago / Reunion des Musees Nationaux: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2281339

ISBN: 0810908271

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket spine and front edge a bit faded. 1984 Large Hardcover. 375, [1] pp. Released in conjunction with art exhibitions at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, and Galeries Nationales d'Exposition du Grand Palais, Paris. Numerous color reproductions and black-and-white photographs throughout text, featuring the works of Claude Monet, Paul Gauguin, Paul Cezanne, Edouard Manet, Camille Pissaro, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Georges Seurat, Vincent Van Gogh, and more. View more info

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The Life of Sir Peter-Paul Rubens

By: Bertram, Anthony

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc.: 1928

Seller ID: 2266621

Condition: Very Good


No jacket, no publisher date (Introduction dated 1928), pencil name on front endpaper, pencil note on rear paste-down endpaper, pages faintly toned. xvi, 238 pp. Sir Peter Paul Rubens (/'ru?b?nz/;[1] Dutch: ['ryb?(n)s]; 28 June 1577 – 30 May 1640) was a Flemish artist. He is considered the most influential artist of Flemish Baroque tradition. Rubens' highly charged compositions reference erudite aspects of classical and Christian history. His unique and immensely popular Baroque style emphasized movement, color, and sensuality, which followed the immediate, dramatic artistic style promoted i... View more info

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Charles Blackman's Paris Dreaming: A Celebration of a City of the Imagination - The Paris Drawings of Charles Blackman

By: Blackman, Charles; Amadio, Nadine

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Reed: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2261081

ISBN: 0589503316

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Includes publisher's slipcase. Ink gift note on front endpaper, jacket spine lightly toned, slipcase lightly rubbed. 1982 Large Hardcover. 143, [1] pp. A collection of drawings inspired by travels to Paris, drawn by the painter of the Antipodean school in Australia, most well-known for his Alice in Wonderland series. Paris Dreaming is both an entertainment and a celebration of Paris -- city of dreams and imagination, and all things to all men. It is also a celebration of French literature from those poets and writers who have lived in the Paris of yesterday and have known the dr... View more info

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Seth Eastman: A Portfolio of North American Indians

By: Boehme, Sarah E.; Feest, Christian F.; Johnston, Patricia Condon

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Afton Historical Society Press: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2292794

ISBN: 0963933841

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Near fine. 1995 Large Hardcover. xxiii, [1], 171, [1] pp. 52 plates, color illustrations. The foremost pictorial historian of the American Indian in the nineteenth century, Seth Eastman was a career army officer and talented artist widely appreciated today for his ethnographic detail. Assigned to frontier duty, including a seven-year stint at Fort Snelling in the 1840s, Eastman set out to preserve a visual record of Indian life which was then undergoing rapid change. Enabled by his long-term military residency among the Indians to become familiar not only with their colorful ext... View more info

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Robert Ryman Art Ed Books and Kit

By: Boris, Janet; [Ryman, Robert]

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams: 2001

Seller ID: 2290441

Condition: Fine


Complete with publisher's box, still sealed in original plastic wrap. 2001 Large Hardcover. Includes: 24-page full-color book about the artist; 8-page full-color activity book; 5 tubes of nontoxic paint; 5 oil pastels; 10 sheets of art paper; 3 paint brushes; mixing palette; a frame to hang your work. Art Ed invites you to learn about modern art by looking at the lives and works of world-renowned artists. Inside this kit you will find everything you need to make artwork using the approach of Robert Ryman. A full-color book provides a biography of the artist discussing his life and works, with ... View more info

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Leonardo: Discovering the Life of Leonardo da Vinci

By: Bramly, Serge; Reynolds, Sian

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Edward Burlingame / Harper Collins: 1991

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 2299290

ISBN: 0060160659

Condition: Very Good


Book club edition. Edges lightly foxed. 1991 Hard Cover. xvii, 439 pp. First published in France, Serge Bramly's acclaimed biography reveals Leonardo to be as complicated, seductive, and profoundly sympathetic as the figures he painted. Bramly spent five years gathering evidence to reconstruct the artist's life--from his early years as an illegitimate child to his death in the arms of the King of France. Includes color and black-and-white images. View more info

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The Sonnets of Michael Angelo Buonarroti, Translated into Rhymed English

By: Buonarroti, Michael Angelo [Michelangelo]; Symonds, John Addington

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Lear Publishers: 1948

Seller ID: 2298300

Condition: Very Good


Jacket edges rubbed with a few small chips and small tears. 1948 Hard Cover. 63 pp. 8 5/8 x 5 3/4. A definitive edition of the seventy-seven sonnets and their alternate readings in the renowned translation with an introduction and notes by John Addington Symonds, and 10 drawings in detail by Michael Angelo. Decorative endpapers. View more info

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Art in Nature: The Clark Inside And Out

By: Cahill, Timothy

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute: 2005

Seller ID: 2295924

ISBN: 0931102634

Condition: Near Fine


A very nice copy. 2005 Large Softcover. 123 pp. Surrounded by 140 acres of expansive lawns, meadows, and walking trails in the Berkshires of western Massachusetts, the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute is home to exceptional collections of European and American painting and sculpture, master prints and drawings, English silver and porcelain, and early photographs. Published on the occasion of the Clark’s 50th anniversary, this handsome book combines beautiful images with engaging narrative to capture the unique experience of “art in nature” that has made the Clark one of the coun... View more info

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Christmas Treasures

By: Cannarella, Deborah

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Hugh Lauter Levin Associates, Inc.: 1998

Seller ID: 2282970

ISBN: 088363838X

Condition: Near Fine


Includes publisher's slipcase. 1998 Large Hardcover. 240 pp. Red cloth, gilt titles, all edges gilt, illustrated slipcase with dark green ribbon pull. A collection of prose, poems, carols, and art related to the virgin birth and the celebration of Christmas. Includes contributions by: St. Luke; Ben Jonson; Henry Van Dyke; John Milton; Nahum Tate; Axel Hambraeus; St. Matthew; William Carlos Williams; Christina Rossetti; Kenneth Grahame; Henry Wadsworth Longfellow; Robert Louis Stevenson; Charles Dickens; Sir Arthur Conan Doyle; O. Henry; Robert Frost; Richard Paul Evans; William Shakespeare; Gr... View more info

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George Catlin's Souvenir of the North American Indians: A Facsimile of the Original Album

By: Catlin, George; Truettner, William H.

Price: $115.00

Publisher: Gilcrease Museum: 2003

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2292793

ISBN: 0972565701

Condition: Near Fine


Small spot on rear jacket panel. 2003 Large Hardcover. xxvii, [3], 100, [6] pp. 2003 facsimile of 1849 handmade original, with detailed color illustrations reproduced from original watercolors. View more info

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The Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini (One Volume Edition)

By: Cellini, Benvenuto; Symonds, J. Addington

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Black's Reader Service Company: 1927

Seller ID: 2202907

Condition: Near Fine


No date (circa 1927), No jacket. A very nice copy. 403 pp. The classic autobiography by the Italian Renaissance goldsmith, painter, sculptor, soldier, and musician, still considered the most important memoir of the era. View more info

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Cezanne: Forty Eight Paintings Reproduced in Full Colour

By: Cezanne; Taylor, Basil

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Spring Books: 1965

Seller ID: 2276126

Condition: Very Good


Edge wear and small smudge to jacket. 1965 Large Hardcover. Color plates of Cezanne's work with biographical background and artistic appraisal. View more info

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The Rime of the Ancient Mariner.

By: Coleridge, Samuel Taylor

Price: $850.00

Publisher: Harper & Brothers: 1876

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 2292791

Condition: Very Good


First American edition. Not to be confused with the reprints issued in a smaller format. Nicely rebacked with original backstrip laid down, boards a bit rubbed (rear board more so) with minor loss of gilt, scattered light foxing throughout (mostly to margins and tissue guards). 1876 Large Hardcover. 12, [78] pp. Elephant folio. Original green cloth, gilt titles, blind-stamped borders, all edges gilt. Numerous full-page engravings by Gustave Dore following text, captioned with the associated couplets. A visually striking edition of the famous nautical poem known for its (oft-misquoted) lines: W... View more info