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MILLER, Harland. In Shadows I Boogie. (Pink.)
London : 2019First edition, first impression. Limited edition of 100 copies signed in felt tip on the limitation page by Miller. Original print signed in pencil lower left by Miller, numbered on the verso. The most comprehensive monograph to date on the British artist and writer best known for his paintings based on the covers of early Penguin paperbacks. Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 139858
WEBER, Max. Essays on Art.
New York : June 1916First edition, first printing, presentation copy inscribed on the title page, "To Mr. W. Bowdain with complements sic from Max Weber, Jan. 16. '17" - that is, William G. Bowdoin (1861-1947), art critic of the New York Evening World. This collection of essays and verse was only Weber's second book, following his Cubist Poems of 1914.
The publisher's... Learn More£975.00
Stock Code: 139746
WOOD, Jonas (illus.), & Brian Sharp. Paintings and Drawings.
Los Angeles : 2015First and only edition of this catalogue published to accompany an exhibition by American artist Jonas Wood in Los Angeles from November 2014 to January 2015. "In his boldly colored, graphic worksincluding paintings, drawings, and printsJonas Wood combines art historical references with images of the objects, interiors, and people that comprise the... Learn More£475.00
Stock Code: 143106
PIERCE, Elijah - YOUNG, Mahonri Sharp. Elijah Pierce Woodcarver.
Columbus, OH : 1973The catalogue for Elijah Pierce's 1973 exhibition at the Columbus Gallery of Fine Arts, his first major show, the commentary largely composed from Pierce's own words, edited from taped interviews with Carolyn Jones, 1972-3. Pierce is now widely considered one of the great American outsider artists. Signed by Pierce with his address on the title page:... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 142515
MATISSE, Henri (illus.); Charles of Orléans. Poèmes de Charles d'Orléans.
Paris : 1950First edition thus, first printing, number 1127 of 1,230 copies on vélin d'Arches signed by Matisse on the limitation page. This work was entirely composed by Matisse, reproducing his manuscript version of the medieval poetry by the Duke of Orléans (1394-1465), including some of his rondeaux, chansons, and ballads.
The Duke was taken prisoner... Learn More£5,000.00
Stock Code: 142638
BRIDGLAND, Albert Stanford, & F. W. Alcock. Window Dressing for Tailors Outfitters etc.
London : 1932Superb period guide to commercial display for gentlemen's outfitters, the first section giving hints on the folding, draping and display of fabrics and their use in overall display work, with guidelines on the blocking out of a window and the use of show-cards and fashion plates. The section of examples includes photographs of actual displays in situ... Learn More£200.00
Stock Code: 140954
REPTON, Humphry. Sketches and Hints on Landscape Gardening.
London : First edition of Repton's first book and the work in which he laid out "his claim to the position of a national authority" on landscape gardening (Rogger, p. 12). Handsomely printed by the finest London printer of the age, William Bulmer, the delightful aquatints employ clever overslips to show the transformation of the landscape under Repton's guiding... Learn More£19,500.00
Stock Code: 138558
CHAGALL, Marc. The Jerusalem Windows.
New York : 1962First 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 glass window designs for the... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 142362
ELIZABETH II - HARTNELL, Norman. Bespoke souvenir album containing Hartnell sketches for the Queen's wardrobe for her State Visit to Paris, 1957.
London : 1957A likely unique souvenir of Queen Elizabeth's state visit to Paris in 1957, still spectacular, although sadly now in somewhat tired condition. This album collects original design sketches, fabric swatches, photographs, and calligraphic captions for several of the outfits Hartnell produced for the visit.
Undertaken in the aftermath of the Suez... Learn More£4,000.00
Stock Code: 131143
BARBIER, George (illus.); VOGEL, Lucien. Gazette du bon ton.
London : 1920An attractive run of the hugely influential French fashion magazine Gazette du Bon Ton. Founded by Lucien Vogel the first issue was released in November 1912. Publication was suspended in 1915, due to the First World War, resuming in 1920 with the present volume, and continuing until 1925. Extensive runs such as this, especially in such bright condition,... Learn More£6,000.00
Stock Code: 118958
BLAKE, William. The Marriage of Heaven and Hell.
Clairvaux : 1960First 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
JOHNSON, Ray; Jasper Johns; Andy Warhol - LEVINE, Les. Culture Hero. A Fanzine of Stars of the Super World. Jill Johnston Exposed: Special Issue.
New York : 1970First edition, first printing, signed by Ray Johnson, Jasper Johns and Andy Warhol on the front cover, signed by Levine on the first and last pages, the page devoted to Andy Warhol signed by Warhol, and the page devoted to Ray Johnson signed by Johnson. The artists who have signed this publication were in attendance at the launch party. Jill Johnson... Learn More£6,000.00
Stock Code: 139809
BLAKE, William - KEYNES, Geoffrey. The Complete Portraiture of William & Catherine Blake.
London : 1977First 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
WARHOL, Andy. Andy Warhol's Exposures. Together with the original prospectus.
New York : 1979First edition, first printing. Signed by Warhol on the front panel of the dust jacket in marker pen and inscribed on the half title 'to Carolyn, Andy Warhol' with a large '' sign. Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 139438
STRUTH, Thomas. Thomas Struth 1977 2002.
[Munich] : 2004Limited collector's edition, number 121 of 300 copies with an original photograph signed by Struth. The collection brings together the photographer's Yosemite and museum photos, including two CDs of recordings by Evan Parker and Frank Bungarten. Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 139177
MOORE, Henry - GOETHE, Johann Wolfgang von, & André Gide (trans.) Prométhée.
Paris : 1950-51First edition of Henry Moore's first illustrated book, number 60 of 183 copies only. "During a visit to Paris in 1949 Moore met French typographer and publisher Henri Jonquières, who suggested an illustrated book based on Goethe's Prometheus, an adaptation of Prometheus Bound by Aeschylus. Moore made a total of eight lithographs for Prométhée, along... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 139173
TARTAN - WHYTE, John. Clan Tartans [spine title] - Coats of Arms, Crests, Clan Tartans &c. Designed for Embroidery …
Edinburgh : [c.1845]No other copy recorded institutionally of this fascinating, and enterprising exercise in "pattern drawing", making available the 75 designs published in John Sobieski Stuart's Vesitiarium Scoticum of 1842 in a format enabling their manufacture. This is an important early record of the adoption of the Sobieski Stuart patterns, and an extremely appealing... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 135594
LOZANO, Lee. Lozano Tools.
New York : 2011First edition thus, first printing, one of 500 copies only. This book collects selection of Lozano's drawings from 1963-1964, with a text by Sabine Folie. Lozano's tool paintings and drawings can be understood as critiques of both sexual and art world decorum at a moment when the feminist movement had yet to coalesce and actively question either. Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 141611
MEHRETU, Julie. Drawings,
New York : 2007First edition, first printing. Mehretu, recent recipient of the highly prestigious MacArthur Foundation "Genius Grant", is renown for her large-scale installation pieces. Primarily known as a painter, Mehretu's drawings are nonetheless central to her practice, and this book is the most comprehensive study of her drawings. Learn More£325.00
Stock Code: 141633
BELL, Henry. Historical Essay on the Original of Painting.
London : 1728First edition of a scarce work on the history of painting. According to a manuscript note to page 34, presumably by Mr Forster, much of the work apparently derives from Dryden's Ancient Masters of Paintinge, Mr Forster supplying page references to Dryden's work to several pages here, with extensive cross-referencing to the Chronological Account of... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 122232
BRIDGLAND, Albert Stanford, & F. W. Alcock. Window Dressing for Tailors Outfitters etc.
London : 1932First and only edition, in notably bright condition, of this unusual and highly attractive period guide to commercial display for gentlemen's outfitters. This work is uncommon with just two copies on Library Hub at the British Library and the University of Southampton, and WorldCat adding two more copies at the National Library of New Zealand and the... Learn More£350.00
Stock Code: 140920
MORRIS, Frederick R. Ladies' Garment Cutting and Making.
London : 1950Third edition, updated and expanded from both the first of 1935 and second of 1943. This is a well-preserved copy, featuring fascinating and relevant annotations, of a book most often found badly impacted by heavy use. It is undoubtedly a tailoring "standard text, being very well illustrated by Leonora Curry with fashions, patterns, and diagrams" (Seligman).
This... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 139175
SILK WEAVING - SIMMONDS, S. Théorie du Tissage [Theory of Weaving]
?Lyon : c.1900Exceptional French course workbook in superb, fresh condition, concentrating entirely on silk production and weaving and containing a spectacular array of fabric samples from simple taffetas and serges to pekins, fantasies, and royales, in a range of superb colours and patterns. Most likely generated at the École de Tissage in Lyons, the French silk... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 139189
NAPIER, James. A Manual of Dyeing Receipts for General Use.
London & Glasgow : 1855First edition. Highly interesting practical work with 56 small fabric samples mounted in the text, which immediately predates the massive expansion of the German synthetic dye industry. This is an excellent copy of this attractive book, which is moderately uncommon institutionally, with just a dozen copies on Library Hub, and rarely encountered on the... Learn More£600.00
Stock Code: 139284
PEEL, Constance Dorothy Evelyn. The Hat Shop.
London : 1914First edition, first and only impression, of this "vivid picture of one side of the world of fashion and of the cost to those who serve it" (Pall Mall Gazette), written by the acclaimed journalist and writer on household management. It is uncommon institutionally and commercially; we have seen one other copy in a cheap "popular edition" binding of flexible... Learn More£650.00
Stock Code: 130287
DACHÉ, Lilly. La Dépêche.
Paris : 1949-50A largely unbroken, notably scarce, run of 40 issues of La Dépêche (September 1949 until October 1950) together with three issues of La Note de Paris (August and October 1950). This run has a key fashion association, the subscriber being renowned milliner, fashion designer, and female entrepreneur Lilly Daché (?1892-1989) during her "heyday in the... Learn More£8,750.00
Stock Code: 126533
SUGDEN, Alan Victor & John Ludlam Edmondson. A History of English Wallpaper, 1509-1914.
London : 1925First edition, first impression, trade issue. Described by Entwisle as "an indispensable source book" this work provides a comprehensive and richly illustrated account of the developments within English wallpaper fashions. It also includes a useful history of the foremost wallpaper mills in the country. An attractive copy of this fascinating work. Learn More£650.00
Stock Code: 121204
ROOD, Will. C., & Norman Hayden. Instructions for using the Dressmaker's Magic Scale,
Quincy, IL : 1882A curious and uncommon proprietary pattern-cutting guide first published circa 1879 that ran to at least twenty-five editions, this being the eleventh. The unique selling proposition to the work is the "Magic Scale" - "the square and the compass combined" - using which "a lady can cut from any fashion plate, making a perfect fit without alterations".
The... Learn More£950.00
Stock Code: 121396
WILSON, Maria. The Workwoman's Guide,
London & Birmingham : 1838First edition of one of the most important needlework manuals of the nineteenth century. Early editions are uncommon, with just four copies of the first on Library Hub, together with four of the second edition of 1840; only two copies traced at auction. An excellent copy of this elusive and highly desirable guidebook, offered here in publisher's attractive... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 108261
MCQUEEN, Alexander. Visionaire 58 - Spirit.
New York : 2010First edition, limited issue. Number 434 of 1,500 copies. A selection of the most iconic images of McQueen's work, from Lamsweerde and Matadin, Mert and Marcus, Mario Testino, Steven Klein, and Nick Knight. Published to commemorate McQueen's life and career, the issue can be planted to transform into a garden of wildflowers, destroying the book in the... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 103094
FASHION. Parfums Lucien Lelong.
Paris : 1949First edition of this notably rare spectacular promotional brochure for Lelong's fragrances, with no other copies traced. Largely forgotten today, apart from amongst the couture cognoscenti, Lelong (18891958) was enormously influential.
After the First World War Lelong took charge of his parents' small fashion house, which was noted for its espousal... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 95082
FANS. Fans - 1932.
Harrisburg, PA : 1932Spectacular trade catalogue featuring the vivid pictorial fans produced by The Myers Manufacturing Co., a Pennsylvania novelty company founded by Dr L. B. Myers, the first man to patent rubber tips for pencils.
Myer's fans were essentially an advertising medium commended for their "distinctive appearance - large advertising space - compactness",... Learn More£175.00
Stock Code: 79116
CHICAGO WOOLEN MILLS CO. Saleman's Fabric Sample Case.
Chicago : 1929A remarkable fabric sample case for the Chicago Woolen Mills Company featuring over 120 swatches, each with a paper label with detailed descriptions of composition and pattern, and an accompanying catalogue entitled "What Well Dressed Men Will Wear: Autumn/Winter 1929-1930".
In 1922 W. P. Rogovsky, a tailor, was running the company under the... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 83107
PARMELIN, Hélène. Cinq Peintres et le Théâtre.
Paris : 1956First edition, one of 150 copies only with a separate suite of four original lithographs by Lucien Coutaud, Léon Gischia, Félix Labisse, and Édouard Pignon(Fernand Léger had passed away the year before). This work provides a full study of the scenography and costume designs of these five influential theatre artists. Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 63331
NECKWEAR. Antonio Apostolo & Co., Milano. - illustrated catalogue of ties, cravats and scarves &c.
Milan : 1931A spectacular and notably scarce illustrated catalogue of luxury neckwear, with no other copies of the present or any subsequent issues traced. Superbly realised by Milanese art printers Pizio e Pizzi, this stylish work illustrates an extensive range of ties, cravats, pocket squares, and mufflers, all in vibrant colours on a gold ground.
The... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 139212
FASHION. History of the Textile Art.
Milan : [1980s?]First and only edition of this visually beguiling and historically informative collection. The title leaf reports that "this photographic publication, composed of pictures of original fabrics from 1903 up to 1925, taken from private files, has been created to offer a proof of art and culture in the evolution of costume". We have been unable to trace... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 140454
TISSANDIÉ, Léo. Album of original concept sketches for women's couture.
Paris : c.1925A fascinating "catalogue" filled with skilfully executed sketches offering an unfiltered insight into the creative imagination of a Parisian fashion designer in the 1920s. The majority of the drawings are for dresses and coats exemplifying the narrow, garçonne silhouette of the period and working within an angular, geometric Deco vocabulary, some being... Learn More£4,250.00
Stock Code: 137713
VICTORIAN TEXTILES. An extraordinary trove of over 200 Victorian printed pattern cotton percale and muslin swatches in their original eye-catching sales sample portfolios.
[Calcutta, India & Manchester : c.1860-70An extraordinarily extensive archive of around 230 Victorian patterned cotton percale and muslin sample swatches produced in Manchester, most likely for the Indian market, all preserved in their original impressive sales sample portfolios. This gathering remains a most remarkable survivor, historically revealing, visually arresting, and with an intriguing... Learn More£3,500.00
Stock Code: 139053
THORNTON, Joseph Patrick. The International System of Garment Cutting,
London : c.1924Seventh edition of this title, with relevant contemporary annotations, following and much expanding upon Thornton's earlier Sectional System (1901). This is an uncommon and attractive work offering detailed insight into this misunderstood and under-appreciated art. Under 20 copies of various editions dated between ?1885 and 1935 have been located through... Learn More£950.00
Stock Code: 139135
YARDE, Richard. The Savoy Ballroom.
Boston : 1986First and sole edition, limited to 400 copies, of this beautifully produced tribute to the famed Harlem ballroom, reproducing Yarde's vibrant original watercolours, drawing on many of the renowned photographic images of dancers - largely the work of Life photographers Gjon Mili and Cornell Capa - at what was known to the cognoscenti as "The Track".... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 132940
PLUNKETT, George Noble, Count. Sandro Botticelli.
London : 1900First edition of this handsome and thoroughgoing monograph, for many years the "standard biography" (ODNB), attractively printed at the Riverside Press, Edinburgh, and with fine photogravures by the renowned firm run by Emery Walker and Walter Boutall. Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 141426
REMINGTON, Frederic. Drawings.
New York & London : 1898Second edition, of this excellent collection of Remington's art, vividly depicting scenes from the Old West, between its native inhabitants and the settlers. This work was first published the previous year. Learn More£325.00
Stock Code: 142064
REMINGTON, Frederic. Drawings.
New York & London : 1897First edition, of this excellent collection of Remington's art, rare in such good, unrestored condition and with any part of the original box. "Remington's paintings of this era are intensely narrative and seek to capture the passing of the frontier for Native Americans and white frontier settlers" (ANB).
This work includes peaceful scenes of... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 142079
BURNET. John. A Practical Treatise on Painting.
London : 1827First collected edition of "highly respected writer on art" (ODNB)Burnet's best-known works, comprising Practical Hints on Composition (first published in 1822), Practical Hints on Light and Shade (1826), and Practical Hints on Colour (1827). Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 141933
MORRIS, William. An Address
London : 1898First editions, first impressions, of these Chiswick Press fine publications of William Morris's lectures printed in the Golden type he designed for the Kelmscott Press; in an attractive arts and crafts style binding by the amateur binder, bibliophile, and author, Fletcher W. Battershall (1866-1929), and with his bookplate on the front pastedown.
Fully... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 142015
REMINGTON, Frederic. Frederic Remington.
Cody, Wy : 1996First edition, first printing, deluxe issue, number 246 of 250 copies signed by both editors on the title page of the first volume. Frederic Sackrider Remington (1861-1909) was an American artist and writer who specialized in depictions of the Old American West. Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 141811
WILSON, Robert Francis. Horticultural Colour Chart.
London : 1938-42Well preserved set of the first edition of this cleverly conceived project to standardise colour definitions so that "there will be but one colour name recognised for each hue in the textile and all colour-using industries as well as by artist's colourmen". A frequently called upon working tool, it is unusual for sets to survive in such excellent state.
The... Learn More£600.00
Stock Code: 141298
SØRENSEN, Carl Theodor. The Origin of Garden Art.
Copenhagen : 1963First edition thus, first printing, number 487 of 750 copies only, this English-Danish bilingual edition was published in honour of the author's 70th birthday. Carl Theodor Sørensen (1893-1979) was a Danish landscape architect, considered to be one of the greatest of the 20th century, and a leading figure in the first generation of Modernists in landscape... Learn More£65.00
Stock Code: 141210
STAGNO, Bruno - Alexander Tzonis; Liane Lefaivre; Ken Yeang. Bruno Stagno: An Architect in the Tropics.
Ampang, Malaysia : 1999First edition, first printing, presentation copy from the subject, inscribed on the half-title "To Rod, with great pleasure, Bruno Stagno, Beijing 99". Excellent monograph on the work of the prize-winning Costa Rican architect and pioneer of tropical architecture.
Stock Code: 141484
BEARDSLEY, Aubrey (frontis.); RUDING, Walt. An Evil Motherhood.
London : 1896First 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 of The Yellow Book, the review... Learn More£175.00
Stock Code: 128525
CANE, Michael. For Queen and Country: the Career of Harry Payne Military Artist 1858-1927.
Kingston, Surrey : 1977First edition, number 128 of 400 copies only. This detailed biography also serves as a comprehensive reference work for collectors of Payne's prolific and diverse output. Harry Payne (18581927) produced many series of oilette postcards for Raphael Tuck & Sons, once the world's largest postcard publisher, as well as their rivals Gale and Polden. Learn More£125.00
Stock Code: 141229
PHILLIPS, Tom. A Humument: A Treated Victorian Novel.
London : 1980First edition in book form, first impression, of this celebrated altered book, with a fascinating and amusingly haphazard provenance: inscribed wryly by Tom Phillips, "for Philip, now with smaller writing, with warm best wishes from Tom Phillips", having been previously inscribed as a wedding present on behalf of his family by the writer and flamboyant... Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 141491
COVARRUBIAS, Miguel. Negro Drawings.
New York : 1927First and limited edition, number 82 of 100 specially bound copies, each with an original signed artwork by Covarrubias, in this case a sketch based on "Chorus Girl" (plate 29). Negro Drawings was an early work from the Mexican artist Miguel Covarrubias (1904-1957), following his move to New York in 1924 and subsequent immersion in the Harlem Renaissance.... Learn More£4,000.00
Stock Code: 139911
LANYON, Andrew. Peter Lanyon 1918-1964.
Cornwall : 1990First edition, signed limited issue, number 253 of 500 copies signed and numbered by the author. Andrew Lanyon, artist, writer and filmmaker in his own right, chronicles the life and work of his father, the artist Peter Lanyon, a Cornish painter of abstract landscapes. An album-like collection of letters, images, and anecdotes from friends and family,... Learn More£875.00
Stock Code: 141064
CASSON, Hugh, & John Betjeman. Sketch Book.
London : 1975First edition, limited issue of 100 copies, this an out of series copy, signed by the authors on the front free endpaper. This sketchbook-style facsimile reproduces Casson's 25 watercolour sketches of London architecture, originally commissioned by The Illustrated London News, with a two-page introduction by the poet and passionate defender of Victorian... Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 141065
KLIMT, Gustav. 50 Handzeichnungen.
Leipzig & Vienna : 1922First edition, first printing, number 57 from a limited edition of 350 copies. This portfolio was published under the approval of Klimt and contains drawings from 1904-1918. Printed by Hermes, Vienna. Learn More£3,250.00
Stock Code: 139594