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Image for By Motor to the Firing Line: An Artist's Notes and Sketches with the Armies of Northern France, June-July, 1915

By Motor to the Firing Line: An Artist's Notes and Sketches with the Armies of Northern France, June-July, 1915

By: Hale, Walter

Price: $25.00

Publisher: The Century Co.: 1916

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2265807

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Title page and frontispiece foxed, a few other pages foxed more lightly, small dealer bookplate on front endpaper. 1916 Hard Cover. xii, [4], 283, [3] pp. 8vo. A firsthand account of World War I France, with notes, drawings, and photographs. View more info

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Early Netherlandish Painting

By: Hand, John Oliver

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Cambridge: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2204344

ISBN: 0521340160

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Light edge wear to jacket. 1986 Large Hardcover. Masterpieces of early Netherlandish painting such as Jan van Eyck's Annunciation, Rogier van der Weyden's Saint George and the Dragon, and Gerard David's Rest on the Flight into Egypt--among the greatest examples of northern Renaissance panel painting in North America--are included in this volume. The social, economic, and religious contexts of the paintings are explored, and questions of attribution and iconography are addressed. View more info

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The Spirit Sings: Artistic Traditions of Canada's First Peoples

By: Harrison, Julia D.; Brasser, Ted J.; Driscoll, Bernadette; Phillips, Ruth B.; Reid, Martine J.; Thompson, Judy; Whitehead, Ruth Holmes

Price: $20.00

Publisher: McClelland and Stewart / Glenbow Museum: 1987

Seller ID: 2293142

ISBN: 0771033559

Condition: Near Fine


Includes publisher's box. Owner bookplate on title page. 1987 Large Hardcover. 264 pp. An exploration of the artwork, practical technologies, and cultural traditions of Canada's indigenous peoples, including six essays and over 250 illustrations of clothing, beads, quillwork, carvings, jewelry, masks, ritual objects, paintings, and diary sketches. View more info

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A Treatise on Wood Engraving: Historical and Practical with Upwards of Three Hundred Illustrations Engraved on Wood

By: Jackson, John

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Gale Research Company: 1969

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2279191

Condition: Very Good


1969 reissue of 1861 second edition, which included a new chapter on contemporary artists by Henry G. Bohn. No jacket, front board slightly bowed, top page ridge and bottom page ride lightly foxed, ink marks on front endpapers. xvi, 664 pp. A Treatise on Wood Engraving: Historical and Practical with Upwards of Three Hundred Illustrations Engraved on Wood, by John Jackson. The Historical Portion by W.A. Chatto. With a New Chapter on the Artists of the Present Day, by Henry G. Bohn, and 145 Additional Wood Engravings. CONTENTS: Antiquity of Engraving; Progress of Wood Engravings; The Invention o... View more info

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History of Art for Young People (Third Edition, Revised and Expanded)

By: Janson, H.W.; Janson, Anthony F.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Abrams: 1987

Edition: Third Edition

Seller ID: 2277495

ISBN: 0810910985

Condition: Very Good


Third edition. Light edge wear. 1987 Large Hardcover. For 40 years this widely praised work has remained unsurpassed as an introduction to art in the Western world. And now-with a more contemporary, more colorful design and with 30 percent more color illustrations than in previous editions-this newest update of the Janson classic is an enticing volume. The book features improved sections on ancient art, modern architecture, Mannerism, and Romanticism. Revised material on the late Renaissance reassesses the religious paintings of Rosso, Pontormo, Savoldo, Correggio, and Tintoretto. A primer sec... View more info

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World-Famous Paintings

By: Kent, Rockwell

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Wise & Co., Inc.: 1939

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2207504

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Boards toned and lightly foxed along edges as usual, jacket edges rubbed with some loss, tape remnants on jacket flaps and endpapers. 1939 Large Hardcover. [iv, 402 pp.] A collection of one hundred color reproductions of famous paintings, all on tipped in glossy paper stock, with brief biographical sketches of the artists and information about each painting. Includes an introduction by Rockwell Kent, who earned fame as a woodcut artist, author, and book illustrator (the edition of Moby Dick bearing his cover design and illustrations is now particularly sought after by collectors... View more info

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World-Famous Paintings

By: Kent, Rockwell

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Wise & Co., Inc.: 1939

Seller ID: 2287012

Condition: Good


Several spots on front board, spine toned, owner bookplate on front endpaper. 1939 Large Hardcover. [iv, 402 pp.] A collection of one hundred color reproductions of famous paintings, all on tipped in glossy paper stock, with brief biographical sketches of the artists and information about each painting. Includes an introduction by Rockwell Kent, who earned fame as a woodcut artist, author, and book illustrator (the edition of Moby Dick bearing his cover design and illustrations is now particularly sought after by collectors). Artists featured include: Botticelli; Leonardo da Vinci; Michelangel... View more info

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Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling

By: King, Ross

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Walker & Company: 2003

Seller ID: 1857325

ISBN: 0142003697

Condition: Very Good


Lightly rubbed. 2003 Trade Paperback. CONTENTS: The Summons; The Conspiracy; The Warrior Pope; Penance; Painting in the Wet; The Design; The Assistants; The House of Buonarroti; The Fountains of the Great Deep; Competition; A Great Quandary; The Flaying of Marsyas; True Colors; He Shall Build the Temple of the Lord; Family Business; Laocoon; The Golden Age; The School of Athens; Forbidden Fruit; The Barbarous Multitudes; Bologna Redux; The World's Game; A New and Wonderful Manner of Painting; The First and Supreme Creator; The Expulsion of Heliodorus; The Monster of Ravenna; Many Strange Forms... View more info

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Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling

By: King, Ross

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Penguin Books: 2003

Seller ID: 2296189

ISBN: 0142003697

Condition: Very Good


Pencil initials on blurb page, light general wear. 2003 Trade Paperback. 373 pp. In 1508, despite strong advice to the contrary, the powerful Pope Julius II commissioned Michelangelo to paint the ceiling of the newly restored Sistine Chapel. With little experience as a painter (though famed for his sculpture David), Michelangelo was reluctant to begin the massive project. Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling recounts the four extraordinary years Michelangelo spent laboring over the vast ceiling while the power politics and personal rivalries that abounded in Rome swirled around him. Battling ag... View more info

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Adventures of America, 1857-1900: A Pictorial Record from Harper's Weekly

By: Kouwenhoven, John A.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Harper & Brothers: 1938

Seller ID: 2293007

Condition: Good


Corners rubbed, light stain along page base, owner bookplate on verso of front free endpaper. 1938 Large Hardcover. A visual history of 19th century America with hundreds of illustrated reproduced from images that originally appeared in Harper's Weekly. View more info

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Twentieth Century Woodcuts: History and Modern Techniques (Art Horizons Series)

By: Laliberte, Norman; Mogelon, Alex

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Art Horizons / Van Nostrand Reinhold Company: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2291948

Condition: Very Good


First edition. 1 inch closed jacket tear, jacket a bit toned. 1971 Hard Cover. 111, [1] pp. A book designed for teachers, students, and experienced artists, with step-by-step demonstrations and a survey of the early history of woodcuts. Includes special chapters on the history of American woodcuts, and the techniques and styles of modern artists. View more info

Image for Sculpture: Marbles, Terra-Cottas, and Bronzes, Carvings in Ivory and Wood, Plaquettes, Medals, Coins, and Wax-Reliefs. Text with Historical Notes and Illustrations (Wallace Collection Catalogues)

Sculpture: Marbles, Terra-Cottas, and Bronzes, Carvings in Ivory and Wood, Plaquettes, Medals, Coins, and Wax-Reliefs. Text with Historical Notes and Illustrations (Wallace Collection Catalogues)

By: Mann, J.G.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Hertford House: 1931

Seller ID: 2197893

Condition: Very Good


Pages toned, corner bumped. 1931 Hard Cover. xxvi, 238 pp. [Plates 99 pp.] Sculpture: Marbles, Terra-Cottas, and Bronzes, Carvings in Ivory and Wood, Plaquettes, Medals, Coins, and Wax-Reliefs. Text with Historical Notes and Illustrations (Wallace Collection Catalogues). Includes list of artists; index of subjects and persons represented; index of sales, former owners and exhibitions; key to renumbering.  Keywords: J G MANN SCULPTURE MARBLE TERRA-COTTA BRONZE CARVINGS IVORY WOOD PLAQUETTES MEDAL COIN WAX-RELIEFS WALLACE COLLECTION CATALOGUES ART View more info

Image for Gothic: Art for England, 1400-1547

Gothic: Art for England, 1400-1547

By: Marks, Richard; Williamson, Paul; Townsend, Eleanor

Price: $45.00

Publisher: V & A Publications / Harry N. Abrams, Inc.: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2292795

ISBN: 0810965577

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Light stain along jacket base. 2003 Large Hardcover. 496 pp. Gothic: Art for England 1400-1547 is the definitive catalogue to a major V&A exhibition celebrating the glories of late medieval English art and architecture. It also provides a compelling introduction to the age, the only publication of such size and scope to cover this important period of English history. View more info

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Punti di Vista Estetici Su Commercio e Turismo

By: Martini, Luigi; Di Lino, Sergio; Foglia, Patrizia; Gerosa, Giulia; Gunetti, Luciana; Menduni, Enrico

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Carlo Cambi Editore: 2011

Seller ID: 2198671

ISBN: 8843509675

Condition: Near Fine


Sticker on back cover. 2011 Large Hardcover. 299 pp. Italian text. A study of Italian history and economics. Un'approfondita e interessante ricerca storico-economica del settore terziario che ha lo scopo di evidenziare l'importanza dello sviluppo italiano dal dopoguerra a oggi. Rilevante il contributo della Filcams Cgil, il sindacato che rappresenta proprio i lavoratori e le lavoratrici che nei decenni hanno sperimentato un'evolozione inaspettata della propria quotidianità lavorativa e dell'uso del tempo libero. I molteplici aspetti del commercio e del turismo - analizzati nel dettaglio attra... View more info

Image for Illusion in Art: Trompe l'Oeil - A History of Pictorial Illusionism

Illusion in Art: Trompe l'Oeil - A History of Pictorial Illusionism

By: Mastai, M.L. d'Otrange

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Abaris Books: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2196840

ISBN: 091387003X

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Page ridges and inside of jacket lightly foxed. 1975 Large Hardcover. 379, [9] pp. The first comprehensive study of Illusionism, from frescoes of classical antiquity to the architectural quadratura of the Renaissance and the deceptions of the Age of Reason. The book concludes with a study of surrealism as a present-day form of trompe l'oeil, and with an appreciation of its effects on the contemporary practitioners of both Illusionism proper and photographic realism. KEYWORDS: ART HISTORY ARTISTIC MOVEMENTS ILLUSION View more info

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The Charles M. Russell Book: The Life and Work of the Cowboy Artist

By: McCracken, Harold

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Doubleday & Company, Inc.: 1957

Edition: 7th Printing

Seller ID: 2295690

Condition: Near Fine


Seventh printing. Jacket edges rubbed with some tears and some chips, front jacket flap price-clipped. 1957 Large Hardcover. 236 pp. 35 full color illustrations and over 150 black & white reproductions showcasing Charles M. Russell's art of the American West. This volume is a comprehensive collection of his published work, as well as a biography of his life as an artist. Russell is now considered, along with Frederic Remington, as one of the two most important artists whose work depicts the American West. View more info

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Slaves Waiting for Sale: Abolitionist Art and the American Slave Trade

By: McInnis, Maurie Dee

Price: $24.00

Publisher: University of Chicago Press: 2011

Seller ID: 2201088

ISBN: 022605506X

Condition: Very Good


Pencil underlining and marginalia in first two chapters only. 2011 Trade Paperback. viii, 268 pp. In 1853, Eyre Crowe, a young British artist, visited a slave auction in Richmond, Virginia. Harrowed by what he witnessed, he captured the scene in sketches that he would later develop into a series of illustrations and paintings, including the culminating painting, Slaves Waiting for Sale, Richmond, Virginia. This innovative book uses Crowe’s paintings to explore the texture of the slave trade in Richmond, Charleston, and New Orleans, the evolving iconography of abolitionist art, and the role... View more info

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The American Tradition in the Arts

By: McLanathan, Richard

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Harcourt, Brace & World, Inc.: 1968

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2080311

Condition: Near Fine


First paperback printing. 1968 Large Softcover. xv, 494 pp. A history of the artistic tradition in America from the 1530s through the time of publication. Black & white photographs throughout. Bibliography & index follow text. View more info

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Arts of Diplomacy: Lewis & Clark's Indian Collection

By: McLaughlin, Castle; Cross, Mike; Gold, Pat Courtney; Holdcraft, T. Rose; Torrence, Gaylord; Victor-Howe, Anne-Marie; Ronda, James P.; Watson, Rubie

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University / University of Washington Press: 2003

Seller ID: 2293144

ISBN: 0295983612

Condition: Near Fine


Front corner lightly bumped. 2003 Large Softcover. xxiii, [1], 359, [1] pp. When Meriwether Lewis and William Clark led the Corps of Discovery on their epic journey across the American West, they were acting not only as territorial explorers but also as diplomatic emissaries from Jefferson's U, S. government to the Indian peoples they encountered. This fresh examination of the rare and beautiful Native American objects related to the Corps' expedition brilliantly challenges the conventional wisdom about Lewis and Clark and places their journey in the context of a complex process of mutual disc... View more info

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Greek Pottery Painting

By: Mingazzini, Paolino

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Paul Hamlyn: 1969

Seller ID: 2278879

Condition: Near Fine


An exceptional copy. 1969 Hard Cover. Full-color photographs and historical information on the painted pottery of ancient Greece. View more info

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The Female Portrait in Russian Art (12th - Early 20th Centuries)

By: Mochalov, L.; Barabanova, N.; Mochalov, L.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Aurora Art Publishers: 1974

Seller ID: 2291656

Condition: Very Good


Lightly toned. 1974 Large Hardcover. 232, [2] pp. 10 1/2 x 8 1/4. This album presents the finest portrayals of Russian women, dating from the 12th to the 20th centuries. Along with the celebrated paintings housed in the Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow and the Russian Museum and the Hermitage in Leningrad, some works from the museums of Kiev and Yerevan are also reproduced. In his introductory article Lev Mochalov, the distinguished Soviet art historian and writer, traces the evolution of female portrayals in Russian painting. View more info

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50 Great Artists

By: Myers, Bernard

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Bantam Books: 1957

Seller ID: 2270179

Condition: Very Good


Spine creased, pages faintly toned. 1957 Mass Market Paperback. xviii, 232 pp. Includes color plate and black-and-white illustrations. Fifty great artists and their paintings from the Italian primitives to the modern masters, a unique short history of art for everyone who loves painting and wants to understand it. View more info

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Ancient Painted Glass in England, 1170-1500 (The Antiquary's Books)

By: Nelson, Philip; Cox, J. Charles

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Methuen & Co. Ltd., London: 1913

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2155284

Condition: Good


First edition. Former library copy, usual marks. Rear board stained and slightly bowed, bottom corner lightly stained. 1913 Hard Cover. xvii, 280 pp. 8vo. A guide to English painted glass which, according to the introduction 'embraces for practical purposes, all those painted windows which now remain to us.' 32 plates, 34 illustrations in text. View more info

Image for Chinese Jades in the Stanley Charles Nott Collection: Being an Illustrated Descriptive Record: Exhaustively Reviewing the Symbolic Ritualistic Appurtenances of Chinese Jades and Their Various Sacrificial Usages. Describing fully the involved formulas underlying Chinese religious services; the altar equipment and numerous superstitious practises, as they are perpetuated in Chinese Jades produced throughout the ages.

Chinese Jades in the Stanley Charles Nott Collection: Being an Illustrated Descriptive Record: Exhaustively Reviewing the Symbolic Ritualistic Appurtenances of Chinese Jades and Their Various Sacrificial Usages. Describing fully the involved formulas underlying Chinese religious services; the altar equipment and numerous superstitious practises, as they are perpetuated in Chinese Jades produced throughout the ages.

By: Nott, Stanley Charles; Yutang, Lin; Meng, Chih

Price: $750.00

Publisher: The Norton Gallery and School of Art: 1942

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 2266637

Condition: Very Good


First edition, #759 of 1000 copies, with stamped number and printed author's signature on copyright page. Former library copy, rebound in buckram with a few internal marks, presentation bookplate from the author on front endpaper. 1942 Large Hardcover. xvi, 536 pp. Color frontispiece, 118 full page halftone plates reproduced from original photographs, 123 line engravings. Prepared as a handbook for visitors to the Jade room of the Norton Gallery and School of Art, for whom Nott was the director of Oriental Art. View more info

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Blue: The History of a Color

By: Pastoureau, Michel

Price: $135.00

Publisher: Princeton University Press: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2207505

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Minimal wear to corners. 2001 Large Hardcover. 216 pp. 9 5/8 x 9 3/8. A uniquely focused book of art history examining the color blue in the context of social history. Blue has a long and topsy-turvy history in the Western world. Once considered a hot color, it is now icy cool. The ancient Greeks scorned it as ugly and barbaric, but most Americans and Europeans now pick it as their favorite color. In this entertaining history, the renowned medievalist Michel Pastoureau traces the changing meanings of blue from its rare appearances in prehistoric art to its international ubiquity... View more info

Image for Nights: Rome, Venice, in the Aesthetic Eighties; London, Paris, in the Fighting Nineties

Nights: Rome, Venice, in the Aesthetic Eighties; London, Paris, in the Fighting Nineties

By: Pennell, Elizabeth Robins

Price: $30.00

Publisher: J.B. Lippincott Company: 1916

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1841822

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Spine toned, binding slightly shaken, pencil gift note on separate scrap of paper laid in, along with a 1938 school picture. 1916 Hard Cover. 313 pp. Original blue cloth, gilt titles, top edge gilt. Includes 16 beautiful illustrations taken from original paintings, etchings, etc. - most notable are contributions from Auguste Rodin, Aubrey Beardsley, and Toulouse-Lautrec. The Rome and Venice portions of this volume originally appeared in Atlantic Monthly. View more info

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The Age of Rococo

By: Pignatti, Terisio

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Paul Hamlyn: 1969

Seller ID: 2278877

Condition: Very Good


Lightly rubbed. 1969 Hard Cover. A history of early-18th century European art. View more info

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The Portrait in Painting

By: Podesta, Attilio

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Istituto Italiano D'Arti Grafiche - Bergamo: 1948

Seller ID: 2199978

Condition: Good


Edges of spine and boards heavily rubbed, cloth torn along spine, small chip to front board along upper edge, corners bumped, faint stains to boards, pages toned. 1948 Large Hardcover. Unpaginated. Italian portrait paintings from the 1400s to 1800s. View more info

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A History of Britain Through Art

By: Powell, Jillian

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Thomas Learning: 1996

Seller ID: 2200448

ISBN: 1568474407

Condition: Very Good


No jacket, pages faintly toned. 1996 Large Hardcover. 48 pp. Discover the amazing history of one of the world's most important nations in these colorful pages. From the earliest Britons to the modern United Kingdom, you'll see the people, places, and battles that led to the rise and fall of the British empire. Keywords: HISTORY OF BRITAIN THROUGH ART BRITISH View more info

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The Masterpieces of German Art, Illustrated. Being a Biographical History of Art in Germany and the Netherlands, from the Earliest Period to the Present Time. in Two Volumes. (Edition de Luxe)

By: Reed, J. Eugene

Price: $350.00

Publisher: Gebbie & Co., Publishers: 1884

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 2274020

Condition: Very Good


Limited edition, #809 of 1000, this copy subscribed for by Mrs. W.K. Sayre of Phelps, New York. Lightly to moderately foxed throughout, spine and corners a bit rubbed with some drying of leather, two modern Austrian prints laid in. 1884 Half-Leather. Complete in two folio volumes. xi, 98 pp., with 50 photogravures and 98 wood engravings; ix, 92 pp., with 50 photogravures and 92 wood engravings. Brown leather spines and corners over cloth boards, gilt titles, decorated endpapers. Numerous photogravures and woodcuts throughout, reproduced from works by several hundred artists representing the Ge... View more info