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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.)

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  1. Memoir of the Life of Nicholas Poussin.
    GRAHAM, Maria. Memoir of the Life of Nicholas Poussin.

    London : 1820

    First and only contemporary edition. Uncommon work by the well-known travel writer, "which has been described as 'both a scholarly and a pioneering work' (Lloyd and Brown, Callcott, The Journal of Maria Lady Callcott, (1981), p. 2). It was the first monograph in English on this artist. Although the content draws heavily on Lanzi's earlier life and the... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 139686

  2. Art d'aujourd'hui.
    (NICHOLSON, Ben.) ALLEY, Ronald, and others. Art d'aujourd'hui.

    Paris : 1953

    First edition, first printing, presentation copy inscribed by the artist on the front wrapper "Helen from Ben". The recipient was the art patron and collector Helen Christian Sutherland (1881-1965). She was an early patron of the Ashington Group, founded by Oliver Kilbourn (1904-1993). Nicholson had met Sutherland through the artist Constance Lane,... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 140862

  3. Dessins sur les danses d'Isadora Duncan.
    (DUNCAN, Isadora.) DUNOYER DE SEGONZAC, André (illus.), & Fernand Divoire. Dessins sur les danses d'Isadora Duncan.

    Paris : [c. 1910]

    First edition, first printing, presentation copy inscribed by both authors on the verso of front wrapper "A Monsieur G. de Pawlowski, en hommage, D. Divoire; Hommage de A. D. de Segonzac". This is one of 32 copies only, this one unnumbered, of Segonzac's drawings of Isadora Duncan's dance moves. Duncan theorised a completely new form of dance that originated... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 140825

  4. Exposition d'œvres de Picabia.
    PICABIA, Francis. Exposition d'œvres de Picabia.

    Paris : 1905

    First edition, first printing, of this catalogue from Picabia's first solo show which was held at the Galerie Haussmann in Paris; with a text by L. Roger-Milès. Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 140835

  5. 140770
    (GAUDIER-BRZESKA, Henri.) EDE, H. S. A Life of Gaudier-Brzeska.

    London : 1930

    First edition, first impression, number 147 of 350 copies, of this illustrated biography of Henri Gaudier-Brzeska, "designed to be a worthy memorial of his work", as pointed out in the loosely inserted publisher's promotional leaflet. Of the edition of 350 copies, ten were issued signed and bound in leather. The regular issue is uncommon in the dust... Learn More
    £850.00

    Stock Code: 140770

  6. 121396
    ROOD, Will. C., & Norman Hayden. Instructions for using the Dressmaker's Magic Scale,

    Quincy, IL : 1882

    Eleventh edition, first published c.1879. The pamphlet itself is quite uncommon, just five locations - for various editions - listed on OCLC; Philadelphia University, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library, Universities of Delaware and Connecticut, and Library of Michigan, but none of these listings note the presence of the scale or the notebook for... Learn More
    £950.00

    Stock Code: 121396

  7. 109982
    (JAPANESE TEXTILES.) Usu zumi.

    Kyoto : c. 1870

    A stunning design manuscript for early Meiji-era textiles, fan papers and packaging, including stylised landscapes, a composition of silk moths with bobbins and unspooled thread, delicately rendered thistles, a collection of subtly coloured sea shells, cranes emerging from riverside bamboo, and a number of more abstract designs. Delightful collection... Learn More
    £950.00

    Stock Code: 109982

  8. 139454comp
    BASQUIAT, Jean-Michel. Jean-Michel Basquiat.

    Zurich : 1985

    First edition, first printing. This copy marked artist's proof 44/100 and signed by Basquiat aside from the edition of 1000. A hardback catalogue issued to accompany an exhibition of Basquiat's paintings at the Gallery Bruno Bischofberger in Zurich, Switzerland from Jan. 19 to Feb. 16, 1985. Learn More
    £7,500.00

    Stock Code: 139454

  9. 103221
    BEERBOHM, Max. Heroes and Heroines of Bitter Sweet.

    London : 1931

    First edition, number 180 of 900 copies, of this portfolio of caricatures of the stars of Noel Coward's operetta Bitter Sweet. Includes five large colour plates depicting the characters, including Noel Coward, as well as a facsimile letter by Beerbohm. Learn More
    £175.00

    Stock Code: 103221

  10. Twenty Drawings.
    GIBRAN, Kahlil. Twenty Drawings.

    New York : 1919

    First edition, first printing, inscribed by Gibran on the front free endpaper, "To Margarrite Marguerite? Harrison Day, with kindest thoughts from Kahlil Gibran, 1923". The recipient has proved unidentifiable, though it is tempting to think her some relation of Gibran's early creative mentor the Boston photographer Fred Holland Day.
    Twenty Drawings... Learn More
    £12,500.00

    Stock Code: 137819

  11. The Golden Cockerel Greek Anthology. A Selection of the Poems, Edited, with Translations into English Verse and an Introduction, by F. L. Lucas.
    (GREEK VERSE.) LUCAS, F. L. The Golden Cockerel Greek Anthology. A Selection of the Poems, Edited, with Translations into English Verse and an Introduction, by F. L. Lucas.

    London : 1937

    First edition, first printing, number 190 of 206 copies printed on hand-made paper. A beautiful edition, edited and translated by F. L. Lucas, one of the finest Greek scholars of his generation - described by Virginia Woolf as "pure Cambridge: clean as a breadknife and as sharp" - gathering selections from fifty poets in a small compass. The illustrations... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 139717

  12. The Philosophy of Andy Warhol.
    WARHOL, Andy. The Philosophy of Andy Warhol.

    New York : 1975

    Second edition, first printing, inscribed "to Jenny, Best Regards, Andy Warhol" on the half-title. Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 135214

  13. 140376
    SUTHERLAND, Graham. The Work of Graham Sutherland.

    London : 1962

    Second edition, first impression, first published in 1961. This work is a comprehensive selection of work by the renowned English artist. Learn More
    £100.00

    Stock Code: 140376

  14. 140292
    NEVINSON, C. R. W. Modern War Paintings.

    London : 1917

    First edition, first impression, signed by the author in pencil below the colour frontispiece. "Having gone to France with the Red Cross and been invalided home soon afterwards, he announced that he would be using 'Futurist technique' to express the reality of war in his new work. In subsequent paintings Nevinson confirmed that he saw the Great War... Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 140292

  15. Le Chef-d'oeuvre inconnu.
    (PICASSO, Pablo.) BALZAC, Honoré de. Le Chef-d'oeuvre inconnu.

    Paris : 1931

    Limited edition, number 171 of 240 copies printed on Rives paper, from a total edition of 340 copies (of which 65 were printed on imperial japon and signed, and 35 for private distribution and numbered using roman numerals).
    In 1926 Picasso was commissioned by the publisher Ambroise Vollard to do a series of illustrations for Balzac's novella Le... Learn More
    £25,000.00

    Stock Code: 136550

  16. Hockney's Alphabet.
    HOCKNEY, David; Stephen Spender (ed.) Hockney's Alphabet.

    London : 1991

    First edition, signed limited issue, specially bound in yellow buckram and signed by Hockney and Spender in blue 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 Hockney's specially drawn... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 134073

  17. Hockney's Alphabet.
    HOCKNEY, David; Stephen Spender (ed.) Hockney's Alphabet.

    London : 1991

    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 Hockney's specially drawn... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 130890

  18. Lysistrata.
    (PICASSO, Pablo.) ARISTOPHANES. Lysistrata.

    New York : 1934

    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
    £5,750.00

    Stock Code: 125683

  19. The Equilibriad.
    SANSOM, William. The Equilibriad.

    London : 1948

    First edition, first impression, number 190 of 750 copies specially bound and signed by the author. limited issue being one of 750 numbered copies specially This post-war Hogarth Press book is a notable early appearance of Lucien Freud's illustrations. Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 140539

  20. 74295comp
    (BEATLES, The.) MARTIN, George & William Pearson. Summer of Love. The Making of Sgt. Pepper.

    Guildford : 2006

    First edition, signed limited issue. One of 350 deluxe copies signed by George Martin, with an additional photographic print of the Beatles with Martin in the studio signed by Frank Herrman presented in a portfolio and a T-shirt with Peter Blake's portrait of Martin on the front. Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 74295

  21. Alphabet.
    BEEKE, Anthon, & Geert Kooiman. Alphabet.

    Hilversum : 1970

    First edition, first printing. The alphabet made from nude female models was created by Anthon and Anna Beeke and photographed by Kooiman as a Quadrat-Print publication. This was a series of experiments each one being 10 inches square ranging over the fields of classic design, the plastic arts, literature, architecture and music, these were not for... Learn More
    £575.00

    Stock Code: 139773

  22. The Art of the Poster, Its Origin, Evolution & Purpose.
    KAUFFER, E. McKnight (ed.) The Art of the Poster, Its Origin, Evolution & Purpose.

    London : 1924

    First edition, first impression, deluxe signed limited. Number 1 of 100 copies only signed by Kauffer on a bookplate on the pastedown as issued. With the previous owner, Esmé Jeudwine's, notes about Kauffer and the book on a personalized postcard. Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 139683

  23. Breakfast in Périgord.
    FLINT, William Russell. Breakfast in Périgord.

    London : 1968

    First edition, first printing. No. 369 of 475 copies signed by Russell Flint. Limited to an edition of 475 copies of which numbers 1-25 are bound in full morocco and 26-475 in quarter morocco. With the original prospectus laid in. Learn More
    £325.00

    Stock Code: 139719

  24. 139677
    (MATISSE, Henri.) GEORGE, Waldermar. Dessins de Henri Matisse.

    Paris : 1925

    First edition, first printing. Limited to 1,000 copies. Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 139677

  25. 139295
    WARHOL, Andy. 1983 - 1984.

    Tokyo : 1984

    First edition, first impression. With an original silkscreen of the 'Kiku' series bound in. In 1982 the Gendai Hanga Center asked Warhol to create a series of silkscreens based on the chrysanthemum, or kiku in Japanese, which resulted in the exhibition of this catalogue. Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 139295

  26. Some Very Large New Paintings With Twenty-Five Dogs Upstairs and Some Drawings of Friends.
    HOCKNEY, David. Some Very Large New Paintings With Twenty-Five Dogs Upstairs and Some Drawings of Friends.

    Venice : 1995

    First edition, first printing. Edition of 3,000. Inscription on the half-title from Hockney to Brian Baggott. "for Brian / much love / David H." This catalogue was published to coincide with an exhibition at the L. A. Louver Gallery, Venice, 7 April - 6 May, 1995. Brian Baggott published Off the Wall a Collection of David Hockney's Posters 1987 -1994,... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 139666

  27. Piper's Places. John Piper in England & Wales.
    PIPER, John, & Richard Ingrams. Piper's Places. John Piper in England & Wales.

    London : 1983

    First edition, first impression. Signed by John Piper and Richard Ingrams on the title page. Learn More
    £275.00

    Stock Code: 139668

  28. 24 Nights.
    CLAPTON, Eric, Peter Blake, & Derek Taylor. 24 Nights.

    Guildford : 1991

    First edition, signed limited issue, number 778 of 3,500 copies signed by Eric Clapton and Peter Blake. It is accompanied by four copies of Clapton's guitar picks, a back-stage laminate pass, button badge and guitar string all in a printed envelope laid into a pocket inside the box. Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 140186

  29. Passage.
    PENN, Irving. Passage.

    London : 1991

    First edition, first impression, of this comprehensive and eclectic collection of work by Irving Penn, with photos ranging from the late 1930s to the early 1990s. Loosely laid in is a postcard promoting Irving Penn's 1996 exhibition Fringes. Learn More
    £300.00

    Stock Code: 140074

  30. Twenty Drawings.
    GIBRAN, Kahlil. Twenty Drawings.

    New York : 1919

    First edition, first printing, presentation copy from Alice Raphael Eckstein, author of the introductory essay, inscribed on the front free endpaper, "With friendliest associations of the ? collection and all good wishes from Alice Raphael Eckstein, Nov. 12 1931". Eckstein (1887-1975) was a leading art critic and Goethe scholar, whose recognition of... Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 140096

  31. Sketchbook 1926.
    MOORE, Henry. Sketchbook 1926.

    London : 1976

    First edition, first printing. No. 132 of 300 copies signed by Moore on the limitation label affixed to back paste down of the Sketchbook. Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 139727

  32. Sir William Russell Flint RA PWRS 1880-1969: A Catalogue Raisonné of the Unsigned Limited Edition Works of Sir William Russell Flint together with a Review of Fine Books and Other Collectable Ephemera.
    (FLINT, William Russell.) GARDNER, Keith S. Sir William Russell Flint RA PWRS 1880-1969: A Catalogue Raisonné of the Unsigned Limited Edition Works of Sir William Russell Flint together with a Review of Fine Books and Other Collectable Ephemera.

    Bristol : 1994

    First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author opposite the title page "To John Youé, with many thanks, Keith S Gardner". This copy unnumbered and in a variant binding. Limited to an edition of 1525 copies of which numbers 1-250 are bound in full blue leather, 251-500 half bound in blue leather with blue buckram boards, 501-1500 bound in dark... Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 139732

  33. The Hunting of the Snark. An agony in Eight Fits. Die Jagd nach dem Schnark. Agonie in acht Krämpfen.
    (ERNST, Max.) CARROLL, Lewis. The Hunting of the Snark. An agony in Eight Fits. Die Jagd nach dem Schnark. Agonie in acht Krämpfen.

    Stuttgart : 1968

    First edition, first printing. No 34 from an edition of 130 copies signed by Ernst. With text in English and German. Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 139778

  34. Portraits.
    WILLIAMS, Kyffin. Portraits.

    Llandysul : 1996

    First edition, first printing. Inscribed by Williams on the front free endpaper, "For Bob & Margaret, with very best wishes, Kyffin". Together with a printed card of a grazing horse by Williams. Learn More
    £200.00

    Stock Code: 139714

  35. Drawings.
    FLINT, William Russell. Drawings.

    London : 1950

    First edition, first printing. No 16 of 125 copies signed by Russell Flint. The pencil drawing "Consuelo with Castanettes" (sic) initialled below the image lower right and titled lower right by Russell Flint. Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 139720

  36. The Complete Portraiture of William & Catherine Blake.
    (BLAKE, William.) KEYNES, Geoffrey. The Complete Portraiture of William & Catherine Blake.

    London : 1977

    First edition, first printing. No. II of 36 copies signed by Keynes. Limited to an edition of 562 copies of which numbers I-XXXVI are bound in full morocco and 1-500 in quarter morocco. 26 copies reserved for the publisher. Keynes (1887-1982) was an academic, biographer, and the younger brother of John Maynard Keynes. He was a world authority on Blake,... Learn More
    £675.00

    Stock Code: 139723

  37. A Wider Sky.
    WILLIAMS, Kyffin. A Wider Sky.

    Llandysul : 1991

    First edition, first printing. Signed by Williams on the front free endpaper. Together with an image of a horse and rider printed on the same paper stock as the book, initialed by Williams. An autobiography in where the author describes his life and experiences as stories in his native Anglesey and London, and visits he has made to Austria, France,... Learn More
    £150.00

    Stock Code: 139710

  38. The Way We Live Now.
    HODGKIN, Howard, & Susan Sontag. The Way We Live Now.

    London : 1991

    First edition, first impression, number 175 of 200 numbered copies signed by Sontag and Hodgkin, from a limited edition of 243 copies in total. Hodgkin and Sontag's beautifully produced collaboration is considered one of the great livres d'artiste of the century, and though this copy lacks the separate lithograph which almost always is lacking (invariably... Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 115550

  39. Freeze.
    HIRST, Damien. Freeze.

    London : 1988

    First edition, first impression. Freeze was an exhibition conceived and curated by Hirst with other students from Goldsmith college. This exhibition became the inaugural showing of the YBA (Young British Artists). 16 students exhibited in the show in an empty London Port Authority building at Surrey Docks, July 1988, these included Steven Adamson, Angela... Learn More
    £900.00

    Stock Code: 99018

  40. Damien Hirst.
    HIRST, Damien. Damien Hirst.

    London : 1991

    Signed limited edition, number 155 of 250 signed by Damien Hirst. Interweaving Hirst's art works with a transcription of his discussion with French artist Sophie Calle, this catalogue was published to accompany one of the solo exhibition held at the ICA between 13 December 1991 and 2 February 1992. Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 93036

  41. Contemporary engraved profile bust portrait, "Captn. James Cook F.R.S."
    (COOK, James.) BOCK, Johann Carl. Contemporary engraved profile bust portrait, "Captn. James Cook F.R.S."

    [c.1789]

    Striking portrait of the stern-faced explorer, the irradiations, which over-run the borders of the name tablature, giving him an almost visionary aspect. Bock was a Nuremberg-based engraver and artist, probably best known for his work on Esper's Die Schmetterlinge in Abbildungen nach der Natur (1777-94). Scarce. Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 42536

  42. Robert Wilson.
    (WILSON, Robert.) QUADRI, Franco, Franco Bertoni & Robert Stearns. Robert Wilson.

    New York : 1997

    First edition, first printing. Full page inscription drawn by Wilson on the half-title in his own unique way "For Steve, love always, Bob, 9.19.1998". The first English language monograph on Wilson's theatre work. Learn More
    £350.00

    Stock Code: 139772

  43. Icons of Cyprus.
    PAPAGEORGIOU, Athanasius. Icons of Cyprus.

    London : 1971

    First edition, first printing. No 149 from an edition of 265 copies. Seven centuries of icon paintings from the Byzantine and Ottoman Empire. Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 139776

  44. The Art and Craft of Lino Cutting and Printing; Lino-cuts, A Hand-book of Linoleum-cut Colour Printing; The Practice of Lino Cutting & Printing in Colours and Black & White explaining the use of the "Claude Flight Lino Cutting and Colour Printing Outfit."
    FLIGHT, Claude, & Edith Lawrence. The Art and Craft of Lino Cutting and Printing; Lino-cuts, A Hand-book of Linoleum-cut Colour Printing; The Practice of Lino Cutting & Printing in Colours and Black & White explaining the use of the "Claude Flight Lino Cutting and Colour Printing Outfit."

    London : 1934; c.1947; c.1940s

    First edition, first printings and proof of a revised edition. In 1920 Edith Lawrence met the painter and linocut artist Claude Flight and the two became lifelong companions. After living at his studio in St John's Wood for a time, the couple set up a new studio in 1925 off Baker Street from where they run an interior decoration business and produced... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 139780

  45. A Proper Circus Omie.
    KNIGHT, Laura. A Proper Circus Omie.

    London : 1962

    First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the artist, "Laura Knight, To Ms Leslie Hall, with every good wish." Laura Knight lived and travelled with Carmo's Road Show for four or five seasons documenting their life on the road with her pencil. Learn More
    £375.00

    Stock Code: 139673

  46. Negro Drawings.
    COVARRUBIAS, Miguel. Negro Drawings.

    New York : 1927

    First edition, first impression, number 82 of 100 specially bound copies each with an original signed artwork by Covarrubias (1904-1957) tipped in, in this case a sketch based on "Chorus Girl" (plate 29). Negro Drawings was an early work from the Mexican-born artist, following his move to New York in 1924 and subsequent immersion in the Harlem Renaissance.... Learn More
    £4,000.00

    Stock Code: 139911

  47. Nouveaux Sonnets Ouraniens.
    LE DANTEC, Yves-Gerard. Nouveaux Sonnets Ouraniens.

    Paris : 1944

    First edition, limited issue, number 83 of 90 copies printed on vellum, from a total edition of 100 copies, signed by the artist below the frontispiece. Andre Marchand (1907-1997) was a French painter and one of the founding members of the Salon de Mai. Learn More
    £100.00

    Stock Code: 140046

  48. Letters from Wittgenstein, Abridged in Ghent.
    KOSUTH, Joseph. Letters from Wittgenstein, Abridged in Ghent.

    Gent : 1992

    First edition of Joseph Kosuth's work, comprising black-and-white photographs tipped into the text of a facsimile of Paul Engelmann's Letters from Ludwig Wittgenstein, With a Memoir, originally published by Basil Blackwell in 1967. The architect Paul Engelmann, together with Ludwig Wittgenstein, designed and oversaw construction of the Kundmanngasse... Learn More
    £75.00

    Stock Code: 139645

  49. Himmelspaläste.
    KIEFER, Anselm. Himmelspaläste.

    Munich : 2010

    First edition, first impression. This copy signed across the opening spread in fuchsia purple crayon. Catalogue for Kiefer's installation at the brickworks at Höpfingen, Odenwald, with photography and an essay, in German and English, by Heiner Bastian. "I am interested in reconstructing symbols. It's about connecting with an older knowledge and trying... Learn More
    £450.00

    Stock Code: 139628

  50. Republic Box Set.
    (SEX PISTOLS.) REID, Jamie. Republic Box Set.

    [Hove] : 2015

    First edition, signed limited edition. Number 82 of 113 boxed sets signed and numbered by the artist. With a pair of black latex handling gloves as issued. Learn More
    £450.00

    Stock Code: 139930

  51. Sketchbook 1980.
    MOORE, Henry. Sketchbook 1980.

    Much Hadham : 1985

    First edition, first printing. Limited edition of 450 copies signed and numbered by Moore in the sketchbook. This is copy B47 of 75 with an etching with colour aquatint on heavy wove paper (sheet size: 37.7 x 29.7 cm.), titled "Reclining Nude" and signed in pencil by Moore lower right, numbered lower left. In addition to this B issue, there were 25... Learn More
    £4,500.00

    Stock Code: 139549

  52. Andy Warhol's Interview. December 1977. Vol. VII No. 12.
    WARHOL, Andy. Andy Warhol's Interview. December 1977. Vol. VII No. 12.

    New York : 1977

    First edition, first printing. Signed by Andy Warhol on the front cover across a photo of Mick Jagger dressed as Father Christmas carrying Iman and Paul von Ravenstein in a sack over his shoulder. The cover is designed by Richard Bernstein. Bernstein painted, sliced, and stenciled celebrity designs which graced the covers of over a decade's worth of... Learn More
    £1,000.00

    Stock Code: 139536

  53. Twenty Six portraits.
    OPIE, Julian. Twenty Six portraits.

    London : 2006

    First edition, first printing. No 152 of a limited edition of 250 copies signed and numbered by Opie. Learn More
    £7,500.00

    Stock Code: 139541

  54. Republic Box Set.
    (SEX PISTOLS.) REID, Jamie. Republic Box Set.

    [Hove] : 2015

    Signed limited edition. Number 83 of 113 boxed sets signed and numbered by the artist. With a pair of black latex handling gloves as issued. Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 139932

  55. Secret Knowledge.
    HOCKNEY, David. Secret Knowledge.

    London : 2001

    First edition, first impression. Hockney elaborates on his theories about how some of Western art's most famous masterpieces, paintings by artists such as da Vinci, Caravaggio, Velázquez, and Van Eyck were actually created. His answer led to fascinating insights into the history of art, that many of the world's most revered artists used mirrors and... Learn More
    £80.00

    Stock Code: 139914

  56. The Stones of Venice.
    RUSKIN, John. The Stones of Venice.

    London : 1905

    A handsomely bound copy. One of the key texts of the aesthetic movements, The Stones of Venice was first published from 1851 to 1853 and was "a revolutionary success" (PMM). Its importance lies "in its celebration of the Byzantine and the Gothic, which had an immediate effect on Victorian architects, who began to introduce Romanesque forms and Venetian... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 136701

  57. 24 Pictures and Some Words.
    BRAINARD, Joe. 24 Pictures and Some Words.

    Helmet, CA : 1980

    First edition, signed by the artist on the colophon as issued, number 15 of 25 artist's copies, from a total edition of 250 signed copies, of which 25 were reserved for the artist and 25 for the publisher. The book features 24 of Bainard's comic drawings, some with short poems. An elusive production from Victoria and William Dailey's Press of the Pegacycle... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 136381

  58. The Lithographs of Chagall.
    (CHAGALL, Marc.) CAIN, Julien. The Lithographs of Chagall.

    Monte Carlo; Boston; New York : 1960-86

    First editions, first printings, of the catalogue raisonné of Chagall's lithographic work, a monumental feat of publishing which took more than two decades to complete. Volumes I and II contain 24 of the original lithographs, including their dust jackets, the remaining 22 of which are bound in as plates. The further four original lithographs are the... Learn More
    £4,500.00

    Stock Code: 128730

  59. The Marriage of Heaven and Hell.
    BLAKE, William. The Marriage of Heaven and Hell.

    Clairvaux : 1960

    First edition thus, deluxe limited issue: copy VIII of 20 deluxe copies with an original guide sheet and stencil, and a set of hand-coloured plates showing progressive stages, as well as colour collotype proofs, from a total edition of 526 copies on Arches pure rag paper made to match that used by Blake, with each page watermarked with Blake's monogram.... Learn More
    £3,000.00

    Stock Code: 136923

  60. Lady Lisa Lyon.
    MAPPLETHORPE, Robert; Bruce Chatwin. Lady Lisa Lyon.

    London : 1983

    First UK edition, first printing, casebound issue. Originally published in the US earlier the same year. Learn More
    £100.00

    Stock Code: 136230

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