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(MANET, Edouard.) DURET, Theodore. Manet and the French Impressionists.
London, : 1910First UK edition, first impression of the first work to describe the development of Impressionism, with a chapter on each of the major painters and numerous illustrations. The author, Theodore Duret (1838-1927), was one of the earliest and most vocal supporters of the movement. He first met Manet in 1865 and the two became good friends, with the artist... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 88059
(BAKST, Léon, & others.) PROPERT, W. A. The Russian Ballet in Western Europe, 1909-1920.
London : 1921First and limited edition, number 234 of 500 copies for sale in Great Britain. The plates represent the work of all of the major contributors to the early productions of the Ballets Russes - including many of the key artists of the period: Picasso, Derain, Matisse, Sert and, on the Russian side, Bakst, Goncharova, Benois, Fedorovskiy, Golovin, Larionov,... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 118960
(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,... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 139173
(MOORE, Henry.) GOETHE, Johann Wolfgang von, & André Gide (trans.) Prométhée.
Paris : 1950-51First and limited edition of Moore's first lithographic portfolio, this copy marked "H.C." (hors de commerce) and initialled by the publisher P. A. Nicaise, perhaps one of the copies réservées à des collaborateurs (reserved for collaborators); the edition was limited to 183 copies on vélin de chiffon à la forme des Papeteries du Marais.... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 135517
GOTHEIN, Marie Louise. A History of Garden Art.
London : 1928First edition in English, originally published in German in 1913. With a superb provenance: from the library of the artist Walter Beck (1864-1954), with his delightful "Singing Trees" bookplates (designed by him and wood-engraved by T. Cole) and captioned "Innisfree" after his celebrated gardens at Millbrook, New York; both volumes - but particularly... Learn More£3,500.00
Stock Code: 114828
MORRIS, William. The Collected Works.
London : 1910The best collected edition of the works of William Morris, including introductions by the author's daughter, May Morris. One of a limited edition of 1050 numbered sets and very attractively bound. Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 68521
HOGARTH, William. The Life and Works.
Philadelphia : 1900The Commemorative edition, number ten of ten copies printed and specially bound by the publishers, this set produced for Alice S. Timayenis with her name printed on the limitation page in each volume and signed by Barrie on a tipped-in leaf at the front of volume I; with the plates in three states, printed on "India paper, Japanese vellum, and papier... Learn More£5,000.00
Stock Code: 118680
HIRST, Damien. In the Darkest Hour There May Be Light: Works From Damien Hirst's Murderme Collection.
London : 2006First edition, first impression, inscribed by the artist on the front free endpaper "To Manuel Damien Hirst" with a love heart. The book of Hirst's exhibition of works from his own collection, at the Serpentine Gallery from 25 November 2006 to 28 January 2007. Learn More£300.00
Stock Code: 133990
(SCHIELE, Egon.) KALLIR, Jane. Egon Schiele: The Complete Works.
London : 1998First expanded edition, first impression, originally published in 1990. This updated edition is a comprehensive, annotated catalogue of Schiele's work and includes an additional 205 entries to the original first edition. Learn More£1,000.00
Stock Code: 136725
(BLAKE, William.) ELLIS, Edwin John, & W. B. Yeats. The Works of William Blake.
London : 1893First edition, one of 150 large paper copies in the deluxe binding; there were also 500 copies in cloth. Yeats had "marked down William Blake as a master early on, and with Edwin Ellis produced a large-scale commentary on Blake's prophetic writings in 1893. While often erratic and idiosyncratic, it helped establish the importance of Blake's esoteric... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 136158
HIRST, Damien. The Acquired Inability to Escape, Divided, The Inquired Inability to Escape, Inverted and Divided and Other Works.
Cologne : 1994First edition, first impression. Published on the occasion of Hirst's exhibition at the Jablonka Galerie, November 12, 1993 to January 15, 1994. Stallabass is a lecturer in modern and contemporary art, writer, curator and photographer. His book High Art Lite has become the authoritative account of the YBAs of the 1990s. Learn More£600.00
Stock Code: 99044
(BLAKE, William.) CHRISTIE'S. The Famous Collection of Works by William Blake, the property of the late Graham Robertson, on Friday, July 22, 1949.
London : 1949Two copies, one in wrappers and one in boards, of the sales catalogue for perhaps the greatest sale of William Blake material since the Linnell sale of 1918. These copies come from the library (the wrappers copy signed by him on the front wrapper, the boards copy unmarked but from the same provenance) of Patrick Macleod, who was Secretary of the William... Learn More£100.00
Stock Code: 105686
(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 : 1994First 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
GILES, Edward Bowyer. The History of the Art of Cutting in England;
London : 1887First and only contemporary edition, uncommon in the publisher's binding. Giles (1828-1896), first historian of the English trade, was the long-time editor of the West-End Gazette, journal of Metropolitan Foreman Tailor's Society. This is "an excellent history covering works on the art of cutting. Includes various works and systems as well as journals"... Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 139216
HENDLEY, Thomas Holbein. Handbook to the Jeypore Museum.
Calcutta : 1895First and only edition. Guidebook to the Jeypore Museum (now the Albert Hall Museum, Jaipur) written by the museum's curator Colonel Hendley of the Bengal Medical service eight years after the building had been inaugurated and illustrated with detailed and attractive photo-chromo-lithographed plates by William Griggs, the pioneer of the process.
Rudyard... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 129923
LACHAPELLE, David. Lost + Found Part I; [together with:] Good News Part II.
Cologne : 2017First editions, first impressions. Signed by Lachapelle opposite the title page of Lost + Found and inscribed and signed opposite the copyright page of Good News with the phrase "Be Brave". A superb large-format Taschen publication, these works showcase the vibrant colour-saturated photography of LaChapelle. Once dubbed the Fellini of photography, LaChapelle... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 123626
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
MELLIAND, Marcel. The Melliand. The World's Leading Textile Journal.
New York : 1929-30First editions. Each volume has an epigram, Henry Ford being a particular favourite with Melliand, but most germane is the one that he contributes himself: "A Textile Business without Science is a Loom without Power." Established in 1929 under the present title and continuing in various guises to the present day, where it is available online as Melliand... Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 46599
SHAW, Henry. Dresses and Decorations of the Middle Ages.
London : 1843First 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. 66). Upon Henry Shaw's bankruptcy... Learn More£3,850.00
Stock Code: 129144
HARFORD, John S. The Life of Michael Angelo Buonarroti.
London : 1858Second edition of this important life of Michelangelo, first published the previous year; Harford included an index and in his new preface notes that he has "added a few interesting anecdotes which came to his knowledge after its publication, and has introduced in the concluding chapter some critical remarks on the nature of Michael Angelo's genius,... Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 133492
ANGELO, Domenico & Henry. The School of Fencing with a General Explanation of the Principal Attitudes and Positions peculiar to the Art.
London : 1787First reduced edition of Domenico Angelo's renowned guide to swordsmanship, which was first published as a sumptuous folio in 1763, undoubtedly one of the most important such works ever issued in English. The editing and compression were undertaken by Domenico's son Henry "under the auspices of his father", who had recently retired to Eton where he... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 139926
COOK, John, & John Maule. An Historical Account of the Royal Hospital for Seamen at Greenwich, M,DCC,LXXXIX.
London : 1789First edition. Uncommon. Reprints in full the original grants of William and Mary for the establishment of the Hospital, and offers a detailed description of the building works, and the finished structure, accompanied by a spectacular folding engraved plate of a river view taken from a drawing by Thomas Lancey. Lancey was placed at the Hospital school... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 85988
HOENICH, P. K. Robot Art. Research No. AR10 of the Faculty of Architecture.
Haifa : 1962First edition, first printing. Inscribed by Paul Konrad Hoenich "To Alto Meyer - with friendship - P. K. Hoenich, Haifa, 31. I. 63." One of the earliest publications on computer art. Prof. Emeritus Paul Konrad Hoenich (1907-1997), nicknamed PeKA, was born in Austria-Hungary and died in Haifa. PeKA studied at the Academies of Vienna, Florence and Paris.... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 46774
GRIGGS, William. 18 Plates of Ornamental Tiles Collected By the Afghan Boundary Commission.
London : First and sole edition, extremely uncommon, V & A and BL only in UK, OCLC adds another 10 locations. A striking set of plates of ornamental tiles collected by the Afghan Boundary Commission, a joint Anglo-Russian project, active between 1884 and 1886, to set Afghanistan's northern border. A team travelled through Herat, Bala Murghab, Mazar-i-Sharif... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 129429
(GILL, Eric & Mary, & Austen Barbe Harrison.) Dedication copy of From the Jerusalem Diary [and] two copies of From the Palestine Diary; [together with] a collection of correspondence to the dedicatee.A remarkable collection, including the dedication copy of the From the Jerusalem Diary, inscribed by the editor, Mary Gill, Eric Gill's widow, "To Austen St B. Harrison, with happy memories, from M.E.G.", with the Eric Gill-designed bookplate of Austen St Barbe Harrison to the front pastedown. Harrison, a close personal friend of Gill (1882-1940), was... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 118739
HIRST, Damien, & Gordon Burn. On the Way to Work.
London : 2001First 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£300.00
Stock Code: 129712
ROTH, Dieter. Graphic Works.
London : 2003Limited edition, with a numbered print by Roth entitled A Bunch of Flowers (1998) laid in pocket on rear pastedown, number 25 of 100 copies thus. This volume is the second in a three-volume series. It is preceded by Unique Pieces and followed by Books + Multiples. With an introduction by Dirk Dobke, curator of the Dieter Roth Foundation's print collection.... Learn More£275.00
Stock Code: 116398
TURK, Gavin. Collected Works 1994—1998.
London : 1998First edition, first impression. Signed on the title page by Turk. 1500 copies published to accompany the exhibition Gavin Turk: The Stuff Show, South London Gallery, 9 September - 18 October 1998. Learn More£75.00
Stock Code: 73937
WEBER, Bruce. Sex and Words. Inspired by the work of D. H. Lawrence.
New York : 2006First edition, first printing, one of 2,000 copies. Sex and Words is the first instalment in a series of "bookzines" created by the publishers of experimental agency Visionaire. Weber's photography is accompanied by a series of erotic quotations from Lawrence's work. Learn More£125.00
Stock Code: 136916
(MOORE, Henry.) CRAMER, Gérald; Alistair Grant; David Mitchinson. Henry Moore. Catalogue of Graphic Work. [Together with signed lithograph].
Geneva : 1973Signed 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 the print medium from 1931 to... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 100475
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... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 122232
JOHNSON, Ray. The Paper Snake.
New York : 1965First edition, first printing, casebound issue. A particularly fine example of this seminal artist's book, which interweaves text with collages and mail art. Ray Johnson (1927-1995) was a Neo-Dada artist loosely associated with the Fluxus movement. He was once described as "New York's most famous unknown artist" and the network of mail art he instigated... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 112862
PAINE, James. Plans, Elevations, Sections, and other Ornaments of the Mansion-House, Belonging to the Corporation of Doncaster.
London : 1751First edition of the architect's first major work, featuring designs for Doncaster Mansion House, modelled after Inigo Jones's unexecuted design for a royal palace at Whitehall for James I, and now one of only three such Mansion Houses in England. From the library of the architect's father-in-law Richard Beaumont, with his ownership inscriptions to... Learn More£6,500.00
Stock Code: 129991
POLUPANOV, Stefan Nikolaevich. Arkhitekturnie pamiatniki Samarkanda [i.e. The Architectural Monuments of Samarkand]
Moscow : 1948First edition. "Official" study of the ancient mosques of Samarkand, suggestive of then current developments in Soviet architectural doctrine. The author Stefan Polupanov (1904-1957) was a leading Tashkent-based architect; "A graduate of the Kharkov Artistic-Construction Institute, Polupanov enjoyed a long career in Tashkent city planning " (Stronski,... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 133933
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
GRAHAM, Maria. Memoir of the Life of Nicholas Poussin.
London : 1820First and only contemporary edition. Rarely encountered work by the well-known travel writer, the first monograph in English on the artist "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).
Although Graham leans on Lanzi's earlier life and her critical... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 139686
(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 author, 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. Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 141484
SCHETKY, John Christian. Reminiscences of the Veterans of the Sea.
London : 1867First and only edition. Decidedly uncommon, Copac cites copies at five British and Irish institutional libraries (BL, NMM, RA, V&A, National Trust - Wimpole Hall); OCLC adds just three further locations, all in the United States (Naval History and Heritage Command, Washington, Newberry, and New York Historical Society). No copies recorded at auction.
"In... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 116744
KEY, Malcolm, & Tracey Emin. The Criminal Harry Brabazon on the Subject of Great Men.
Poplar, London : 1987First edition, number 20 of 20 copies only. This scarce survival shows some of Emin's earlier work, from the time she was studying at the Royal College of Art, accompanied by text by Malcolm Key. Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 133732
LACROIX, Paul. Science and Literature in the Middle Ages, and at the period of the Renaissance.
London : 1878First edition in English, first published in Paris the preceding year. The rich illustrations by German printmaker Franz Kellerhoven (1814-1872) are a fine example of 19th-century colour lithography. "Paris in the latter part of the nineteenth century had seen a rise in popular medievalism The rise of chromolithography made it possible to expand the... Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 140595
LEWIS, Wyndham. The Caliph's Design.
London : 1919First edition, first impression, 1,000 copies were printed. With the rare publisher's flyer for Lewis's debut novel Tarr, "some were laid into copies of The Caliph's Design" (Morrow & Lafourcade). "In The Caliph's Design: Architects! Where is Your Vortex?, Lewis offers the most sustained and considered of his early critiques of the art scene of the... Learn More£425.00
Stock Code: 106471
PATCHEN, Kenneth. Panels for the Walls of Heaven.
Berkeley, CA : 1946Signed limited edition, number 115 of 150 copies signed by the author and with his original painting on the front cover. As stated by Patchen on the rear pastedown "no two covers are alike" and the painting by the experimental poet and painter on this copy is exceptionally lavish and a true work of art. Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 91736
(STEICHEN, Edward.) SANDBURG, Carl. Steichen the Photographer.
New York : 1929First and limited edition, one of 925 numbered copies signed by Steichen and Sandburg. An important monograph, the first devoted to Steichen's work, and included in Roth's The Book of 101 Books: Seminal Photographic Books of the Twentieth Century: "Sandburg's folksy modesty is a bit at odds with the solemnity and sumptuousness of the book itself, which... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 103873
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... Learn More£650.00
Stock Code: 130287
BLAKE, William. The Song of Los.
Clairvaux : 1975First edition thus, limited issue, publisher Arnold Fawcus's copy. Copy A of 26 copies reserved for the trustees of the William Blake Trust and the publishers, from a total edition of 458 copies, printed on Arches pure rag paper made to match the paper used by Blake. This copy derives from the Trianon Press archive, from the estate of Trianon publisher... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 115053
FINLAY, Winifred. The Castle and the Cave. [With the original artwork for the dust jacket by John S. Goodhall].
London : 1960First edition, first impression. Signed by the author on the title page and with John S. Goodhall's original ink and watercolour artwork for the dust jacket, which bears the publisher's stamp on the back. The Castle and the Cave is the story of a seventeen year old English girl sent to the Dordogne region of France to work as an au pair. Learn More£525.00
Stock Code: 101678
GUNSAULUS, Helen C. Japanese Sword-Mounts in the Collection of the Field Museum of Natural History.
Millwood, NY : 1976Kraus reprint edition of Publication 216 in the Field Museum's Anthropological Series, Volume XVI of 1923. An exceptional work on Japanese sword mounts. The author describes sword types, the major schools and sword-smiths, providing a list of signatures, and locations of the great forges. Learn More£45.00
Stock Code: 107860
(CHAGALL, Marc.) CAIN, Julien. The Lithographs of Chagall.
Monte Carlo; Boston; New York : 1960-86First 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
HOCKNEY, David. Martha's Vineyard and Other Places.
London : 1985First edition, first impression. Hockney writes about his post Polaroid work, when he returned to the advice instilled in him by his training at the Bradford School of Art, to carry, use and keep sketchbooks. Learn More£200.00
Stock Code: 136233
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
WARHOL, Andy. The Philosophy of Andy Warhol. (From A to B & Back Again).
New York : 1975First edition, first printing, initialled by the artist - "AW" - on the half-title. The work, Warhol's loosely written autobiography, was first published earlier the same year. Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 134074
SMITH, Thomas. The Art of Drawing in its Various Branches,
London : 1825First edition of this richly illustrated guide to drawing and painting, part of the expansion of popular manuals for artistry which occurred in the early 19th century. This expansion reflected the fact that drawing and painting, which had once been considered a supplement to a general education for the genteel, had by the Regency Period become regarded... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 125566
CARTER, John, & Percy H. Muir (eds.) Printing and the Mind of Man.
Munich : 1983Second edition, revised and enlarged, of this major reference work for book collectors, which was originally published in 1967. With a new bibliography and introduction by Percy H. Muir. PMM, as it is usually abbreviated, is regarded as a standard bibliographical reference, and offers a survey of the impact of printed books on the development of western... Learn More£75.00
Stock Code: 111397
(STEADMAN, Ralph.) [O'NOLAN, Brian.] Flann O'Brien. The Poor Mouth (An Béal Bacht). A bad story about the hard life.
London : 1975First edition in English, number 109 of 130 copies signed in pencil by the artist at the head of the title page.
"This celebrated satirical work, An Béal Bocht, first published in Gaelic in 1941, is here translated for the first time under the title of The Poor Mouth O'Brien comments mercilessly on Irish life The key-words in this work are surely... Learn More£600.00
Stock Code: 135872
PENN, Irving. The Astronomers plan a Voyage to Earth.
Rhode Island : 1999First edition, first printed, inscribed by the artist on the front free endpaper, "For Emese and Jim, I.", with two drawn hearts, and signed below "Irving Penn". This work pairs a collection of Penn's pencil sketches, drawn between 1939 and 1942, with a fable written by Penn in 1997. Learn More£275.00
Stock Code: 131355
(SHAKESPEARE, William.) WIVELL, Abraham. An Inquiry into the History, Authenticity, & Characteristics of the Shakspeare Portraits,
London : 1827First edition, published three years after James Boaden's work on the same subject. Wivell had risen from impoverished beginnings and an apprenticeship to a wigmaker and hairdresser, before reaching public notice as an artist with portraits of the Cato Street conspirators awaiting trial. This led to a commission to draw portraits of the participants... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 84953
(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