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EMBROIDERY. Extensive 1920s atelier archive of beadwork couture detailing.
Nancy, France : [c.1920]Exceptional artefact of the extravagant Parisian fashions of "les années folles", a mammoth studio sample album crammed with wonderfully flamboyant examples of the complex beaded tambour work known as Lunéville embroidery, a hugely popular feature of 1920s haute couture.
By the end of the 1920s, driven by the demands of designers such as Madeleine... Learn More£6,000.00
Stock Code: 141909
LABOUREUR, Jean-Émile. Considérations sur la gravure originale.
[Brussels] : 1928Extra limited edition, one of 15 copies lettered A-O (this copy lettered G) for the author and his collaborators. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author in pencil on the half-title: "à Mr. Morison au bon souvenir, London. April 29". With, laid-in, an original etched New Year card signed (for 1931) and a charming original etching by Laboureur, showing... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 104608
HARRIS, John. Lexicon Technicum:or, an Universal English Dictionary of Arts and Sciences:
London : 1704First edition. "John Harris, clergyman, mathematician, and (from 1709) secretary of the Royal Society, produced the first English encyclopaedia arranged in alphabetical order. He was the earliest lexicographer to distinguish between a word-book (dictionary, in modern parlance) and a subject-book (encyclopaedia proper), thereby overcoming the confusion... Learn More£4,500.00
Stock Code: 129763
TAILORING - HEARN, W. Hearn's Rudiments - a pair of contemporary Sammelbands, containing 12 rare Regency pattern-cutting manuals, including Hearn's system complete with variants.
London : 1818-23"Wise is the cutter who prepares for the future by studying both the past and present" (The Practical Cutter and Tailor, December 1900, p. 54).
Between them this unmatched pair of volumes - coming from entirely different sources, each with an appealing if enigmatic provenance - offer access to a remarkable, and previously unavailable, record... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 128991
JEWITT, Llewellynn. The Ceramic Art of Great Britain from Pre-Historic Times down to the Present Day.
London : 1878First edition of Jewitt's comprehensive survey, his best-known work "based on twenty years' research and fieldwork. Jewitt formed a collection of ceramics, part of which was sold in London in 1871" (ODNB). Learn More£75.00
Stock Code: 140660
HAMILTON, Sir William. Collection of Etruscan, Greek, and Roman Antiquities
Naples : 1766-7 [actually 1767-76]First edition of this magnificent and notably rare work, of which only 100 complete sets were produced, a publication which had an enormous influence on contemporary taste.
Sir William Hamilton (1731-1803), diplomatist and art collector, was appointed British envoy-extraordinary to the Spanish court at Naples in 1764, during that city's Golden... Learn More£160,000.00
Stock Code: 124586
KLIMT, Gustav. Dernière gerbe.
Vienna : 1931First edition, first printing, number V of 20 "cuir doré" deluxe copies. This spectacular portfolio preserves six of Klimt's paintings that were destroyed at the end of the Second World War.
The total edition comprised 500 numbered copies, issued in French, German, and English. Of these, 150 copies were printed in French, of which 20 copies... Learn More£35,000.00
Stock Code: 140713
KIKI. Les Souvenirs de Kiki.
Paris : 1929First edition, deluxe issue, number 40 of 250 copies on papier couché mat, artist Moïse Kisling's presentation copy inscribed by Kiki, Foujita, Hermine-David, Krohg, Tono Salazar, and Kisling himself, each in the margin of their own plate, and Kiki herself on the half-title "a mon Kiki Kisling. mon demi miché, mon frère chéri, sa Kiki Reine 1929".... Learn More£5,000.00
Stock Code: 144137
DUSSAUSOY, Maille. Le citoyen désinteressé, ou diverses idées patriotiques,
Paris : 1767-8First edition of Dussausoy's programme of public works, the main purpose of which was to provide labour for the idle masses and to inspire patriotism by installing honorary monuments of monarchs and men of military and political renown across Paris, with chapters on the causes of depopulation and the degeneration of the French nation (and how to remedy... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 122620
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
WOOD, Jonas - SHARP, Brian. 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... Learn More£400.00
Stock Code: 143105
ADLER, Jankel. Jankel Adler.
London : 1948First edition, first impression, presentation copy, inscribed by the artist to the poet David Gascoyne, inscribed on the front free endpaper "To David with love Jankel". The book, otherwise unmarked as Gascoyne's, was donated to a community library with others of the poet's books; their note of the Gascoyne provenance is loosely inserted.
The... Learn More£200.00
Stock Code: 136321
KIEFER, Anselm. Himmelspaläste.
Munich : 2010First 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
GRAND TOUR DIARY - NELSON, John Horatio. Grand Tour diary.
1846-47An entertaining Grand Tour diary, chatty and discursive. John Horatio Nelson (1825-1917) was great-nephew of the hero of Trafalgar, the second son of Thomas Bolton, who changed his surname on becoming the 2nd Earl Nelson. Born at Brickworth House, Whiteparish, Wiltshire, he was educated at Eton and Harrow, and Trinity College, Cambridge. He took holy... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 114065
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
FRY, Roger. Original woodcut Christmas card.
[London : 1912Christmas card design signed "from Roger Fry" beneath the woodcut, with "Christmas 1912" in Fry's hand on the reverse. The image is of Mary holding the child Jesus and the printed text reads "With Best Wishes for Christmas & 1913". The card was likely drawn by Fry and cut and printed by Winifred Gill: "by 1912 Fry had not yet nudged Vanessa Bell into... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 131708
(PIPER, John.) LEVINSON, Orde (ed.) The Prints of John Piper: Quality and Experiment.
Farnham : 2010Revised and expanded edition of this catalogue raisonné, first published in 1996. This edition includes a new introduction, Piper's essay on working with printers, an additional essay by Levinson, as well as a paper by David Fraser Jenkins. Also included are previously unpublished archival photographs and an up-to-date bibliography. Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 96386
BELL, Vanessa. Design for a plate.
[c.1919?]The pattern shows strong stylistic similarity to plates designed by Vanessa Bell for the Omega Workshops, founded by members of the Bloomsbury Group and established in July 1913. Omega closed in 1919, after a clearance sale, and was officially liquidated on 24 July 1920. The same aesthetic imbued Charleston, East Sussex, the country home of Vanessa... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 116051
(KOKOSCHKA, Oskar.) HOFFMAN, Edith. Kokoschka. Life and Work.
London : 1947First edition, first impression, presentation copy, inscribed by the artist to his sister, "For my beloved sister Biboschl at Xmas 1947 with thousand kisses from her brother Oskar, London, 16.xii.47", on the front free endpaper. Berta Kokoschka (b.1889) is mentioned briefly in this biography at p. 26: "their Oskar and brother Bohuslav sister married... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 125586
BRATBY, John. Breakdown; Breakfast at Elevenses; Break-Pedal Down; Break 50 Kill.
London : 1960-3First editions, first impressions, of the kitchen-sink-realism artist John Bratby's four semi-autobiographical novels, each signed by the author on the front free endpaper. Learn More£675.00
Stock Code: 81256
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
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
SEARLE, Ronald. Forty Drawings.
Cambridge : 1946First edition, first impression, of Searle's first published work, a collection of drawings from his time as a Japanese prisoner of war between 1942 and 1945. Searle was captured in February 1942 whilst stationed in Singapore and set to work on the Siam-Burma Death Railway. He returned to England in October 1945 with the final defeat of the Japanese... Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 116705
LEI-LEI, Qu. Here and Now.
London : 1999First edition, Library Hub traces the V & A copy only. This copy inscribed on the title page; "To Dear Minerva, with all best wishes for the New Century, Lei-Lei, 2001". Catalogue for an exhibition of the work of one of the founding members, along with Ai WeiWei, and Ma Desheng, of the Stars Group. Learn More£45.00
Stock Code: 107016
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
BLAKE, William. Milton: A Poem.
Clairvaux : 1967First edition thus, copy S of 26 lettered copies reserved for Lessing J. Rosenwald, the Library of Congress, the Trustees of the William Blake Trust and the Publishers, containing an original guide-sheet and stencil, and a set of hand-coloured plates showing progressive stages in the stencil work, as well as colour collotype proofs, from a total edition... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 115042
STIEGLITZ, Alfred. America & Alfred Stieglitz. A Collective Portrait.
New York : 1934First edition, first printing. Presentation copy, inscribed by the photographer on the front free endpaper, "For Jack McTurner, in appreciation of all his kindness to us. Alfred Stieglitz, An American Place, Nov. 15 - 1940"; additionally inscribed by one of the contributors, and Stieglitz's lover, Dorothy Norman: "I am glad that you are to have this... Learn More£5,500.00
Stock Code: 118494
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
DEARN, Thomas Downes Wilmot. Designs for Lodges and Entrances to Parks, Paddocks, and Pleasure-Grounds,
London : 1823The architect Thomas Dearn (1777-1853) practised at Cranbrook in Kent, one of his only known completed designs being a lodge (illustrated as plate 9) at nearby Angley for Sir Walter James, the dedicatee of Designs for Lodges. A reprint of the 1811 edition, this work includes fine aquatint views, with ground plans, for lodges in a variety of picturesque... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 49315
MATISSE, Henri. Six Signed Proofs of Original Etchings for Ulysses.
New York : 1935Signed limited portfolio, number 61 of 150 sets of six plates, each of which are signed numbered and titled by Matisse, for the first illustrated edition. The plates comprise the artist's illustrations for the Limited Edition's Club edition of James Joyce's Ulysses, published that year.
"Homeric in mood and compositions, these etchings were made... Learn More£50,000.00
Stock Code: 137308
BELLMER, Hans. Die Puppe.
Berlin : 1962First edition, first printing, one of 2000 copies. A terrific look at Bellmer's work as a surrealist photographer. Bellmer is more widely known for his life-sized pubescent female dolls he produced in the mid-1930s. Bellmer's first book, The Doll (Die Puppe) printed anonymously in 1934 featured photographs of his first doll arranged in a series of living... Learn More£525.00
Stock Code: 100887
HOCKNEY, David; Stephen Spender (ed.) Hockney's Alphabet.
London : 1991First 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
BELLMER, Hans. Vingt-Cinq Reproductions 1934-1950.
Paris : 1950First and sole edition, one of 300 copies printed on papier du Marais. This is the first book on Bellmer's work, edited by Christian d'Orgeix, comprising drawings and several examples of his famous poupées.
The first of Bellmer's poupées "dates from a period in which, repelled by National Socialism, he gave up his work as a graphic artist... Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 144181
HAMAGUCHI, O., & Talbot Clifton. Fortune Telling by Japanese Swords.
London : 1905First edition, first impression. This work, translated by the hunter and explorer John Talbot Clifton (1868-1928), collects together "two or three books on fortune telling by swords" which Clifton discovered "while wandering in Japan" (preface). Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 136284
DALÍ, Salvador. Dalí.
New York : 1968First edition in English, first printing, issued the same year as the French edition, no priority established. Boldly inscribed, together with an original drawing, in pencil by the artist on the verso of the front free endpaper to Peter Owen. Peter Owen founded Peter Owen publishers in 1951 and went on to publish some of Dali's work. A splendid collection... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 126201
MOORE, Henry - SWEENEY, James Johnson. Henry Moore.
New York : 1946First edition, first printing, of this important monograph. Presentation copy from Moore, inscribed on the front free endpaper, "To Eric, from Henry, July 5th 1947". The recipient may be the British art critic Eric Newton (1893-1965), a personal friend of Moore and a champion of his work; Newton became a household name in Britain in the 1950s largely... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 87773
HOBSON, John Atkinson. John Ruskin, Social Reformer.
London : 1898Second edition, following the first of 1895. John Ruskin's work and thought were a major influence on Hobson's own beliefs regarding social reform. In the present work, a highly favourable account of Ruskin's sociological ideas, Hobson argues that these beliefs are as important as Ruskin's artistic theories, and are deserving of wider appreciation. Learn More£75.00
Stock Code: 124616
DEHIO, Georg Gottfried Julius. Untersuchungen über des gleichseitige Dreieck als Norm gotischer Bauproportionen.
Stuttgart : 1894First edition of this unusual work by the Baltic German art historian. Dehio (1850-1932) was born in Reval, now Talinn, Estonia, he was the founder of the Handbuch der deutschen Kunstgeschichte, still publishing to this day. In the present work he sets out his theory of the equilateral triangle as the proportional basis of Gothic architecture. Uncommon,... Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 110081
PENN, Irving. Passage.
London : 1991First 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
[SMITH, Frances Rand.] Mission Santa Cruz.
Santa Cruz : [c.1918]Two photographs, numbered four and five of seven, of architect Henry A. Minton's model of the Mission Santa Cruz. The photographer, Frances Rand Smith, was a local historian of Californian missions and published a manuscript on the history and original architecture of the Mission Santa Cruz in 1916. It is thought that this work triggered the 1918 renovation... Learn More£275.00
Stock Code: 116954
MATISSE, Henri. Portraits.
Monte Carlo : 1955First edition, number 1,682 of 500 copies in English numbered from 1,500-2,000, out of a total edition of 2,850 copies (2,350 were in French). The work was entirely planned by Matisse, who designed the cover, chose which portraits would be reproduced, and created an original lithograph for the frontispiece. Matisse also contributed the introduction,... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 130705
HOCKNEY, David. A Bigger Book.
Cologne : 2016First edition, first impression. One of 10,000 numbered copies signed by Hockney on the limitation page. Hockney takes stock of more than 60 years of work, from his teenage days at the Bradford School of Art, through his breakthrough in 1960s Swinging London, life by Los Angeles pools in the 1970s, up to his recent extensive series of portraits, i-Pad... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 116159
(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
KENNA, Michael. Ratcliffe Power Station.
Arizona : 2004First impression, first printing, number 31 of 100 copies signed by the author. Michael Kenna first began photographing the Ratcliffe power station in Nottinghamshire in the early 1980s and this work collects images from that period through to the early 2000s. Learn More£200.00
Stock Code: 131559
VAN VELDE, Bram. Das graphische Werk.
Worpswede : First and limited edition, one of 1,000 copies. Published to coincide with the exhibition of his prints at the Worpsweder Kunsthalle, this edition includes a preface by Jacques Putnam and two fold-out four colour lithographs signed by the artist. By 1969 van Velde's work had been exhibited three times at the Galerie Knoedler in New York to critical... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 116817
PAOLOZZI, Eduardo. Moonstrips Empire News. Volume I.
London : 1967Limited edition, one of an edition of 500. The set includes eight prints signed and numbered by the artist in pencil, as called for. Paolozzi began work the project in 1965, creating the volume from his collection of twentieth century ephemera. It was screenprinted at Kelpra Studios and features introductory text by Christopher Finch. Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 115341
BACON, Francis - SYLVESTER, David. Francis Bacon.
New York : 1975First US edition in wrappers, first printing, inscribed by the artist on the half-title, "For Jack, with all best wishes and the great pleasure of meeting you Francis Bacon 21/3/1975". Simultaneously issued in cloth, this work features a series of interviews with Bacon from 1962 to 1974. Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 131819
SMITH, Brydon. Donald Judd.
Ottawa : 1975First edition, first printing, cloth issue (also issued in wrappers). The definitive catalogue raisonné on Judd, compiled to coincide with the major exhibition of Judd's work, held at The National Gallery of Canada that year. The volume contains an interpretative essay on Judd's work and development by Roberta Smith, an illustrated list of his exhibitions,... Learn More£4,750.00
Stock Code: 140026
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£2,000.00
Stock Code: 103094
MARTIN, David Stone - DAVER, Manek. Jazz Graphics.
Tokyo : 1991First and only edition. Beautifully produced in limited numbers, this is the closest thing to a catalogue raisonné of the work of this prolific and highly influential artist-illustrator, Norman Granz's designer of choice for Jazz at the Philharmonic, and for the Clef, Norgran, and Verve labels. Learn More£395.00
Stock Code: 109129
BAILEY, David - MUIR, Robin. Chasing Rainbows.
London : 2001First edition, first impression. Boldly inscribed by David Bailey on the front free endpaper: "To Iain Love DB". Chasing Rainbows is Robin Muir's richly illustrated account of Bailey's life and work. Learn More£275.00
Stock Code: 130709
BOURKE-WHITE, Margaret - GOLDBERG, Vicki. Bourke-White.
[Hartford, CT] : 1988First edition, first printing of a work intended as the catalogue for the exhibition "Bourke White: A Retrospective", which toured museums in the US from 1988 to 1990. Learn More£75.00
Stock Code: 143431
HONDA, Toshizane. Kyudo kogi [Lectures in Archery].
Tokyo : First edition of this exceedingly uncommon work on Kyudo, or Japanese archery, WorldCat records the National Diet Library only, which also holds the sole copy of a revised edition of 1929. Interest in Kyudo increased after 1896, when a group of masters gathered together to find ways to preserve these ancient traditional practices, founding the Dainihon... Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 107825
(FABERGÉ.) BAINBRIDGE, Henry Charles. Peter Carl Faberge.
London : 1949First edition, deluxe issue, one of 350 copies, 250 of which were released in the UK; a further 1,750 cloth-bound copies were also issued. A richly illustrated account of Fabergé's life and work, written by the manager of the jewellery firm's London shop. Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 140394
LAFORGE, Lucien. Contes des Fées, par Ch. Perrault.
Paris : 1920First edition, this number 46 of 50 on "papier Whatman". Uncommon, just 9 copies - whether the Whatman or ordinary paper state not recorded - located by WorldCat, 6 of these in North America, BnF shows only a facsimile edition of 2008. No appearances in auction records. Lucien Laforge (1889-1952) is an artist who has received little "academic" recognition,... Learn More£3,500.00
Stock Code: 87965
RHEIMS, Bettina. Gender Studies.
Göttingen : 2014First edition, first printing, signed by the artist on the half-title, "Bettina Rheims, 2015, Paris". Gender Studies is a series of portraits first exhibited in 2012 in Düsseldorf featuring the "sound design" of Frederic Sanchez, included here on CD. In 2011 Rheims posted an advertisement on Facebook looking for models that felt "other" to... Learn More£300.00
Stock Code: 130721