Welcome to Peter Harrington Books

Art

Rare first editions, signed and inscribed copies, deluxe and collectible editions of books, pamphlets, and ephemera relating to paintings and sculpture; including catalogue raisonnés and biographies of painters and sculptors. (For film and photography, see under those headings.)

Showing items 1-60 of 372

List Grid

Page:
  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
  4. 4
  5. 5
  1. cover
    First edition. Charles Lewis Hind was one of the leading professional journalists and art critics of the day, co-founder of The Studio. Learn More
    £95

    Stock Code: 11609

    Reserve

  2. 130957comp
    First edition, first impression. A superb multi-layered Bloomsbury Group association copy, written by the Bloomsbury member Clive Bell, and successively owned by three other members - Lytton Strachey, Dora Carrington, and Frances Partidge, with their ownership signatures to the front free endpaper (Strachey's in ink, Partridge's... Learn More
    £2,250

    Stock Code: 130957

    signed

    Reserve

  3. 130239
    A painting of Chequers, the Prime Minister's country retreat, executed by one of Margaret Thatcher's chief lieutenants, the staunch Thatcherite Nicholas Ridley, and presented to her by the Cabinet to mark her tenth anniversary as Prime Minister. Thatcher adored Chequers, later writing in her memoirs that 'I do not think... Learn More
    £10,000

    Stock Code: 130239

    Reserve

  4. 131080comp
    First edition, first printing, number 493 of 500 copies signed by Harold McCracken on the limitation leaf. McCracken gathers Remington's paintings of the Old West, and conjoins them with his own biography of Remington and a historical study of the settlement and culture of the West. Learn More
    £150

    Stock Code: 131080

    Reserve

  5. 130973
    First edition, first impression, published simultaneously with the first US edition. In Beaton's own words, this is a "potpourri" of pictures and texts, recording his impressions of some of the decade's most talented people and significant places. Learn More
    £375

    Stock Code: 130973

    Reserve

  6. 130902

    Mitsou.

    Erlenbach and Leipzig: 1921

    First edition, first impression, of Balthus's notably scarce first publication. Balthasar Klossowski de Rola (1908-2001) created this pictorial tale from a series of uncaptioned ink drawings at the age of 11. The work's drawings are "animated with the fervour of an intense child eager to tell his tale.. the pen strokes are... Learn More
    £6,750

    Stock Code: 130902

    Reserve

  7. Exploration of the Soul.
    First edition, first impression. Edition of 200. Inscribed by the artist "I wanted this to be the truth, Tracey Emin 1994". Learn More
    £2,500

    Stock Code: 37896

    Reserve

  8. 121514
    First Sett edition, one of 250 copies printed, of this scarce privately printed Rubaiyat illustrated by Parsee artist Mera Ben Kavas Sett. In his lengthy foreword Sett stakes his claim that his Rubaiyat "is original in being the interpretation of a Persian (Parsee)", and also notes that "Some of the English publishers found... Learn More
    £750

    Stock Code: 121514

    Reserved

  9. 130972comp
    Signed limited edition (stated "New Edition"), one of 1,500 unnumbered copies signed by the author at the end of the preface. The copy of Major Robert Gregory (1881-1918), about whose death in 1918 Yeats wrote one of his most quoted short poems, "An Irish Airman Foresees his Death", with his bookplate - which he designed... Learn More
    £3,500

    Stock Code: 130972

    signed

    Reserve

  10. 130896comp
    First edition, signed limited issue, number 233 of 300 copies bound in vellum and signed by the editor, artist, and 22 of the 27 contributors: Doris Lessing, William Boyd, Margaret Drabble, Martin Amis, William Golding, Patrick Leigh Fermor, Nigel Nicolson, Seamus Heaney, Douglas Adams, Julian Barnes, Craig Raine, Kazuo... Learn More
    £3,000

    Stock Code: 130896

    signed

    Reserve

  11. 130890comp
    First edition, signed limited issue, specially bound in yellow buckram and signed by Hockney and Spender in green and red ink respectively. This work was a collaborative effort created to raise money for the AIDS Crisis Trust. Spender invited several British and American writers to contribute with texts that could accompany... Learn More
    £750

    Stock Code: 130890

    signed

    Reserve

  12. 126480
    First and limited edition, 1,000 sets published, complete with the Model D View-Master, the whole - books and View-Master - intended to be sold as a complete educational package. The View-Master system was introduced in 1939 after pharmacist Edwin Eugene Mayer teamed up with Harold Graves, president of Sawyer's, the manufacturer... Learn More
    £2,250

    Stock Code: 126480

    Reserve

  13. 127347detail
    First editions, a few issues signed by contributors and editors, including several by the founding editor, Oleg Grabar. This journal aimed to "provide a regular vehicle for scholarship and critical essays on Islamic art... and to make scholarship and discussions as widely available as possible, especially in Muslim countries"... Learn More
    £3,000

    Stock Code: 127347

    signed

    Reserve

  14. 130698

    Sex.

    New York: 1992

    First edition, first printing, of Madonna's controversial book of erotic photographs. The book is rarely found with the envelope unopened. Learn More
    £450

    Stock Code: 130698

    Reserve

  15. A Life in View.
    First edition, first printing. Signed by Snowdon on the front flyleaf. The monograph showcases the photographer's range and includes his fashion, theatre, and society photographs, portraits, as well as previously unpublished archive material such as polaroids and private correspondence. Curated by Snowdon's youngest daughter... Learn More
    £125

    Stock Code: 96066

    Reserve

  16. 130708comp
    First edition, first impression. Inscribed by David Bailey on the front free endpaper: "To Iain Love DB 2003". Learn More
    £275

    Stock Code: 130708

    signed

    Reserve

  17. 128996

    Mark.

    [London]: [2011]

    First edition, only printing. Edition of 150. Each copy is individually hand painted on the front cover by Wallinger. Learn More
    £700

    Stock Code: 128996

    signed

    Reserve

  18. 126998
    First and limited edition, one of 500 copies. This work collects together various book illustrations by Beardsley, most notably including those from Le Morte Darthur (1893), Salome (1894), A Comedy of Sighs (1894), the Rape of the Lock (1896), the Yellow Book (1894-7), and the Savoy magazine (1896). A beautiful collection... Learn More
    £750

    Stock Code: 126998

    Reserve

  19. 130464
    First edition, first impression, of the commemorative catalogue of the Royal Academy's Chinese exhibition of 1935-6, the most important exhibition of Chinese art ever exhibited in Britain. The Chinese government loaned 800 objects, including 352 ceramics, some which of a type never before seen in the country. The exhibition... Learn More
    £1,500

    Stock Code: 130464

    Reserve

  20. 130424comp
    First edition, first impression. Signed by the artist on the front free endpaper. The book was published to coincide with the Tate's 2008 retrospective of the artist, and surveys his life and work. Learn More
    £375

    Stock Code: 130424

    signed

    Reserve

  21. 130420comp
    First edition, first impression. Signed by both the artist and the author on the title page. Published as part of the Modern Masters series, the book provides an account of the life, career and artwork of Hockney. Learn More
    £550

    Stock Code: 130420

    signed

    Reserve

  22. 129123
    First edition, uncommon. Fascinating document of the San Francisco underground scene. A sequence of amphetamine-fuelled metaphysical explorations combining the Satanic, astrological, and psychedelic in equal measure, with just a dash of biker lore. Reynolds was secretary of the notorious SF chapter of the Hell's Angels,... Learn More
    £850

    Stock Code: 129123

    Reserve

  23. 120135
    Editio princeps of Leonardo's treatise on painting, also published in a French translation the same year, although that edition did not include the two treatises by Alberti. Brunet gives precedence to this edition in Italian, which is virtually doubled in size by the addition of Alberti's Trattato della pittura and Trattato... Learn More
    £9,500

    Stock Code: 120135

    Reserve

  24. 127551
    First edition in English, with two original lithographs prepared by Chagall for this edition, and with numerous beautiful chromolithographic reproductions of the artist's work. It was issued the same year as the first edition in French, entitled Vitraux Pour Jerusalem, and features various stages of Chagall's 12 stained... Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 127551

    Reserve

  25. 127754
    First edition, first impression. Limited to 1500 copies, each numbered and signed by Testino. Learn More
    £1,500

    Stock Code: 127754

    Reserve

  26. 127084comp
    First edition, first printing, signed by the artist on the half-title. Learn More
    £300

    Stock Code: 127084

    signed

    Reserve

  27. 127391
    First Edition. "Until the publication of this huge catalogue raisonné... Lorck's work remained in the drawers and cabinets of museum collections" (Marina Warner, LRB, 27 May 2010). This "outstanding and exquisitely produced monograph" makes available the woodcuts and drawings of this "unique artist", who spent several years... Learn More
    £200

    Stock Code: 127391

    Reserve

  28. 127353
    First edition, one of 325 copies. This is the second volume of a two volume catalogue of inscribed wood in the Cairo Museum of Arab Art compiled by David-Weill, expert on Arabic epigraphy who worked in both Cairo and Paris. In 1941 he was expelled from his job at the Louvre under the country's racial laws but was reinstated... Learn More
    £450

    Stock Code: 127353

    Reserve

  29. 128831
    Joseph Wright of Derby (1734-1797) is widely acclaimed as the first professional painter to express the spirit of the Industrial Revolution. His large candlelight painting An Experiment on a Bird in the Air Pump, first exhibited in 1768, is today the best-known of all his works. Wright's commissions during the early 1760s... Learn More
    £9,500

    Stock Code: 128831

    signed

    Reserve

  30. 127471comp
    First edition, first printing, trade issue. This copy is inscribed by the artist on the front free endpaper verso, "Pour Mlle Suzy Kemp, Hommage de S Dali, 1968", with a card written in a second hand, reading, "Mlle Suzy Kemp", laid in. This work is additionally signed by a publisher, although uncalled for, on the limitation... Learn More
    £3,750

    Stock Code: 127471

    signed

    Reserve

  31. 128836comp
    First edition, presentation copy to Ludwig Binswanger (1881-1966), inscribed by Warburg: "Seinem lieben und verehrten Dr Ludwig Binswanger, der ihn auf der Heimreise nach Hamburg begleitete, in aufrichtiger Dankbarkeit, ("His dear and revered Dr Ludwig Binswanger, who accompanied him home to Hamburg, in sincere gratitude...")... Learn More
    £4,500

    Stock Code: 128836

    signed

    Reserve

  32. 125683comp
    First and limited edition, first printing, number 1,103 of 1,500 copies signed by Picasso. This finely produced work features Picasso's sensitive line drawings, which carefully "capture the braggadocio of both the men and women in the play" (Rutledge, p. 36). Learn More
    £5,750

    Stock Code: 125683

    signed

    Reserve

  33. C: a Journal of Poetry. Vol. 1, No. 4 (September 1963).
    First and only edition. The front cover image shows Edwin Denby seated, with Gerard Malanga standing behind him; the back cover Malanga and Denby are kissing. Warhol took the photographs with a polaroid camera and this is the first known Warhol silkscreen from a polaroid. Learn More
    £7,500

    Stock Code: 93906

    Reserve

  34. 129886
    Second edition, revised. The first edition, published just two months before this revised edition, was published to coincide with an exhibition of the same name and dealt "broadly with the demonstration of how man can use the computer and new technology to extend his creativity and inventiveness" (contents page). Learn More
    £175

    Stock Code: 129886

    Reserve

  35. 129739comp
    First edition, first impression. Signed by the author on the verso of the half-title. From the collection, though unmarked as such, of the Greek poet and publisher Nikos Stangos, who published "Pictures by David Hockney" in 1979. In Secret Knowledge, Hockney lays out his theories about how some of Western art's most famous... Learn More
    £750

    Stock Code: 129739

    signed

    Reserve

  36. 129722comp
    First edition, first impression, signed by all four artists - Mark Boyle, Joan Hills, and their children Sebastian and George. The Boyle family members collaborate on their artwork, with the present profusely-illustrated work issued to accompany an exhibition at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art in Edinburgh, exploring... Learn More
    £200

    Stock Code: 129722

    signed

    Reserve

  37. 129720comp
    Signed limited edition. Number 595 of 1,000 copies signed by Damien Hirst, Robert Sabbag, and Howard Marks on the title page. Snowblind, Robert Sabbag's account of the cocaine smuggler Zachary Swan, was first published in 1976. Learn More
    £1,375

    Stock Code: 129720

    signed

    Reserve

  38. 129712comp
    First edition, first impression. Signed by Hirst on the half-title. Modelled on David Sylvester's interviews with Francis Bacon and Jan Wenner's with John Lennon, Gordon Burn's interviews with Hirst offer a candid view of the artist's thoughts on art, celebrity, money and death. Learn More
    £300

    Stock Code: 129712

    signed

    Reserve

  39. 129575
    First editions, first impressions. Munnings focused on animals and warfare in his artwork, and his achievements led to his appointment as President of the Royal Academy in 1944. He was a champion of fine craftsmanship, and a vociferous critic of modern art, both views that are clearly present in his autobiography. Learn More
    £450

    Stock Code: 129575

    Reserve

  40. Little.com — galley proof.
    Galley proofs for the book published in 2000 by Anderson Press, with annotations in the author's hand. Learn More
    £475

    Stock Code: 104085

    Reserve

  41. 128679comp
    First edition, number 235 of 300 copies, initialled "F.A.S." Fine Art Society on the limitation page. Burne-Jones (1833-1898) "began the series for his own pleasure in 1882, as a rest from more laborious work", and worked on the 38 roundels over the subsequent 16 years (Introduction). The roundels do not depict the flowers... Learn More
    £15,000

    Stock Code: 128679

    Reserve

  42. 117899comp
    First edition with text in English, signed limited issue, number 10 of 110 copies signed by the artist, printed on Strathmore Rag Paper and in special covers; a further 500 trade copies were issued in green boards. This is a presentation copy, inscribed by the artist on the title page, "To Kenneth MacPherson, qui m'a aidé... Learn More
    £2,500

    Stock Code: 117899

    signed

    Reserve

  43. Chinese Jade.
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 100689

    Reserve

  44. 129144
    First edition in book-form following issue in parts in 1840, one of six deluxe large paper copies. An exceptional, highly regarded book: McLean states that "it has considerable claim to be called the most handsome book produced in the whole of the nineteenth century" (McLean, Victorian Book Design and Colour Printing, p.... Learn More
    £3,850

    Stock Code: 129144

    Reserve

  45. 124890comp
    First edition, first printing, inscribed by Graham Greene on the front free endpaper, "For John and Gillian, This premature Christmas present to celebrate their visit to Brighton on Nov. 27 1970 from their old and sincere friend Graham, with love". John Sutro and his wife Gillian were perhaps Greene's closest friends. Although... Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 124890

    signed

    Reserve

  46. 123798comp
    Deluxe signed limited edition, number 6 of 150 copies on Grand Vélin d'Arches signed by the artist and editor. This edition contains two original lithographs signed by the artist as well as 12 other original unsigned lithographs. This is volume two of the four-volume series by Fernand Mourlot. The trade edition was first... Learn More
    £7,500

    Stock Code: 123798

    signed

    Reserve

  47. 127737
    £350

    Stock Code: 127737

    Reserve

  48. 128801
    Signed limited edition, number 6 of 20 copies signed by Ferlinghetti along with two signed paintings by Soheyl Dahi. Learn More
    £250

    Stock Code: 128801

    Reserve

  49. 120920
    First edition, from the library of Otto Wesendonck, husband of Mathilde Wesendonck and friend of Wagner.
    Otto Wesendonck's (1815-1896) success as a silk merchant made him a generous patron of the arts and allowed him to provided significant financial support to one of his favourite composers, Richard Wagner, throughout... Learn More
    £1,000

    Stock Code: 120920

    Reserve

  50.  .
    Signed limited edition, number 110 of 200 copies signed by Henry Moore. Loosely inserted as issued is a signed lithograph of "Seated Mother and Child" (1973), which is printed on Barcham Green, numbered 35/100 and housed in its original card chemise. This deluxe edition of the catalogue raisonné of the artist's work in... Learn More
    £1,750

    Stock Code: 100475

    signed

    Reserve

  51. 128782comp
    Second edition, signed by Warhol on the half-title. The work, Warhol's loosely written autobiography, was first published earlier the same year. Learn More
    £750

    Stock Code: 128782

    signed

    Reserve

  52. 128741comp
    First edition, first printing, signed by Haring to fellow artist Sean Kalish: "For Sean - Thanks for the drawing. Our collaboration is really turning out great. Nice working with ya'. Keith xxx". Together with an original self-portrait. Haring and Kalish worked together in 1989 on a series of etchings. Learn More
    £3,000

    Stock Code: 128741

    signed

    Reserve

  53. 127070
    First edition, first impression. In his first work written specifically for a Western audience, Japanese graphic designer and art director of design brand Muji Kenya Hara (b. 1958) presents the visual and philosophical traditions of Japan and their applications in design. Learn More
    £300

    Stock Code: 127070

    Reserve

  54. 128525
    First edition, with the frontispiece designed by Aubrey Beardsley. Second issue as usual: there were a few copies sent for review with an 1895 title page and Beardsley's "Black Coffee" frontispiece, but following a complaint by the publisher John Lane about the use of this image, which had been prepared for the fifth volume... Learn More
    £175

    Stock Code: 128525

    Reserve

  55. 1
    First Genesis edition, first impression. Edition of 500 numbered copies signed by Mason. Together with a T-shirt, 'Hi' hat and a Paiste cymbal badge in a pull-out tray 2 colour prints (sheet size 55 x 38 cm) each signed by Storm Thorgerson, a monochrome print (sheet size 21 x 28 cm), a pair of drum sticks, a drum key, a... Learn More
    £2,250

    Stock Code: 74297

    signed

    Reserve

  56. 127752
    Limited edition of 2,500 copies worldwide, numbered and signed by the photographer. A superb large-format Taschen publication showcasing the vibrant colour-saturated photography of David LaChapelle. Once dubbed the Fellini of photography, LaChapelle has worked for the most prestigious international publications and has been... Learn More
    £2,500

    Stock Code: 127752

    Reserve

  57. 126942comp
    Signed limited edition, number 22 of 100 copies. Signed by Rosengarten at the end of the preface and on each plate. Additionally signed by each contributing poet at the foot of their poems (except A. J. M. Smith, who died before the project could be completed). Also signed by Jones at the end of the introduction. This artist-poet... Learn More
    £1,350

    Stock Code: 126942

    signed

    Reserve

  58. 122385
    First edition, first impression. In this work "Brassaï became a master at drawing luminosity from the darkness. The swaths of wet paving stones featured on the covers and endpapers of Paris de Nuit gleam like pale beacons in the streetlight. Inside, Brassaï explores the city, beginning with its broad vistas and grand public... Learn More
    £6,000

    Stock Code: 122385

    Reserve

  59. 126256
    First edition, first printing. Although the Brücke Group was originally formed in 1906, the exhibition at Galerie Arnold in 1910 was the first major show where they created a catalogue illustrated with original woodcuts. Half of the woodcut illustrations are based on paintings by other members of the group. Learn More
    £35,000

    Stock Code: 126256

    Reserve

  60. 123836comp
    First and limited edition, number 289 of 300 copies issued. Presentation copy, inscribed by the photographer on the front cover of the title bifolium, "a Jeanine et Pierre, ces images de Paris et da Limousin, cordialement I. Bidermanas, 24-XII-1950". Les Yeux de L'Ame is Bidermanas's first published work, his popular Paris... Learn More
    £2,750

    Stock Code: 123836

    signed

    Reserve

Showing items 1-60 of 372

List Grid

Page:
  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
  4. 4
  5. 5