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Sweden Builds

By KIDDER SMITH, G. E.

London: The Architectural Press, 1957. SECOND UK EDITION. Large 8vo, pp. 270 + numerous b/w illustrations. Yellow cloth, blue stamped lettering and design. Patterned endpapers. Spine creased, top corners bruised and worn, leading edge of upper board with 2.5cm patch of wear. Dusty edges. Musty. Else, clean and bright. In original dust jacket: toned and grubby, wear and creasing to edges, 8.5cm length of wear to middle of joint of front flap. A good+ copy of an attractive edition. The first significant survey in English of Sweden's modern movement in architecture. "Extensively revised. With 130 recent illustrations."

$40.05

The Mind of the Artist: Thoughts and saying of painters and sculptors on their art. Collected & arranged by Mrs. Laurence Binyon
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The Mind of the Artist: Thoughts and saying of painters and sculptors on their art. Collected & arranged by Mrs. Laurence Binyon

By BINYON, Mrs Laurence

London: Chatto & Windus, 1909. Very Good. FIRST EDITION. 8vo, pp. [xii], 146 + b/w frontis and 7 plates. Quarter lime green spine with paper title label (rubbed), over patterned paper boards. Fore and bottom edges untrimmed. Spine sunned, spine ends pushed, wear to corners. Ffep toned, a few fox spots. Else, clean and bright. A lovely copy, unusual in the patterned boards. Very good. With a Preface by George Clausen, R.A. Cicely Margaret Powell (1876-1962) was a historian, editor and translator. She married the poet and art historian Laurence Binyon in 1904. Their youngest daughter Nicolete Gray (1911-1997) was an important calligrapher and art scholar.

$46.73

International Art, Past and Present [12 parts]
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International Art, Past and Present [12 parts]

By YOCKNEY, Alfred

[n.d. c1915]. 12 division. Folios. With mounted photochemical prints with titled paper guards; title page in Division 1. Original blue wrappers, black lettering and design to front panels. Parchment edges. All divisions: creasing to edges and nicking; Divs. 2 & 7: plate missing from each (plates 14 & 64), leaves loose; Divs. 1 & 12: leaves separated from wrappers; five divisions: closed tears and/or losses, a few shaken; Div 1: tape repair to front panel, soiled. Otherwise, internally clean and bright. Very good-good. Unusual in original wrappers. JISC lists Aberystwyth, BL, Cambridge, Cardiff, NLW, & Sheffield Hallam UL, with Aberystwyth only appearing to hold a set in original wrappers. 'Issued for subscribers. After P. de Champaigne, J. Constable, L. Alma-Tadema, Sassoferrato, A. van Dyck and many others.' Includes index of artists. Alfred Yockney ('A. Y.') (1878-1963) was an art critic and curator, associated with West End galleries and art publishers. Editor of The Art Journal, he served as a director of the Exhibitions Bureau, a precursor to CEMA and the Arts Council. He was Secretary of the British War Memorials Committee at the Ministry of Information during 1917-18. When BMC was dissolved he was transferred to the Imperial War Museum, where he organised the successful National War Art Exhibition at the Royal Academy in December 1920 before resigning and returning to the commercial art world.

$126.83

Art
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Art

By BELL, Clive

London: Chatto & Windus, 1914. Very Good. FIRST EDITION. 8vo, pp. [xvi], [294] + b/w frontis with tissue guard and 5 plates. Original brown cloth, printed paper title label to spine. TEG, others untrimmed. Rubbed, wear to extremities. Loss and rubbing to title label, tanned. Half-title tanned, POI in black pen to title page: 'Arthur Watts/ May 1916'. Mull showing at rear hinge, but binding firm. A bright copy of the Bloomsbury art critic's first book. Very good.

$46.73

A Life\'s Work: The art of Evelyn Williams
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A Life's Work: The art of Evelyn Williams

By PERRY, Anthony

Bristol: Sansom & Company/ Redcliffe Press, 2015. FIRST EDITION. Folio. Black paper, silver lettering to spine. Amply illustrated. In the original dust jacket - light edgewear. Near fine/ near fine. Produced by the Evelyn Williams Trust. A celebration of the artist's diverse work by collectors, curators, critics, friends and family.

$46.73

Warhol: A Celebration of Life... and Death
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Warhol: A Celebration of Life... and Death

By HARTLEY, Keith

Edinburgh: National Galleries of Scotland, 2007. Fine. FIRST EDITION. 4to. Illustrated wrappers. Fine. Published to accompany the exhibition Andy Warhol: A Celebration of Life... and Death held at the National Gallery Complex, Edinburgh from 4 August - 7 October 2007.

$16.02

Museu d\'Art Espanyol Contemporani
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Museu d'Art Espanyol Contemporani

By BONET, Juan Manuel & MADERUELO, Javier (Introduction)

Madrid: Fundación Juan March, 2003. FIRST EDITION. Bronze wrappers. In English and German. Faint sunning to spine, light edgewear. Else, clean and bright. Near fine.

$16.02

Andew Wyeth: Autobiography
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Andew Wyeth: Autobiography

By HOVING, Thomas (Introduction)

Boston: Bulfinch Press/ Little, Brown and Company, 1998. Very Good. Second printing. Illustrated wrappers. Lightly toned, denting, creased and dog-eared at corners, faint stain to bottom edge of back wrapper. Else, clean and bright. Very good. Published on the occasion of hte 1995 retrospective exhibition Andrew Wyeth: Autobiography at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri.

$20.03

Leonardo da Vinci: Ten drawings from the Royal Collection

By CLAYTON, Martin

London: Royal Collection Trust, 2016. FIRST EDITION. Slim 4to. Illustrated wrappers. Near fine.

$13.35

The Cape
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The Cape

By JACKSON, Kurt and GASKELL, Ronald

Truro: Truran, 2005. Reprint. Small 4to. Illustrated wrappers. Light edgewear, else, clean and bright. Near fine. "The images and text in this book follow the cycle of the seasons through three years at Cape Cornwall."

$24.03

Ron Mueck
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Ron Mueck

By HARLEY, Keith

Edinburgh: National Galleries of Scotland, 2006. FIRST EDITION. Slim 4to. Illustrated wrappers. Two exhibition tickets laid in. Near fine. Published to accompany the exhibition Ron Mueck held at the Royal Scottish Academy Building, Edinburgh from 5 August to 1 October 2006..

$11.35

Stanley Spencer: And the English Garden
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Stanley Spencer: And the English Garden

By PARISSIEN, Steven (ed.)

London: Paul Holberton, 2011. FIRST EDITION. 4to. Illustrated wrappers. Near fine. Published on the occasion of the exhibition Stanley Spencer and the English Garden at Compton Verney, Warwickshire held between 25 June - 2 October 2011.

$20.03

Kurt Jackson: A New Genre of Landscape Painting
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Kurt Jackson: A New Genre of Landscape Painting

By COCKER, Mark; DUNMORE, Helen and others

Farnham: Lund Humphries, 2012. FIRST EDITION. 4to. Illustrated wrappers. Light edgewear, else, clean and tidy. Very good. Published in association with The Lemon Street Gallery. Essays by an impressive range of writers about the career and practice of the artist and environmentalist.

$33.38

Woman & Rococo in France Seen through the life and works of a contemporary Charles-Pinot Duclos
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Woman & Rococo in France Seen through the life and works of a contemporary Charles-Pinot Duclos

By TOTH, Karl; ABINGDON, Roger (translator)

London: George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd, 1931. FIRST UK EDITION. Large 8vo, pp. + tipped-in colour frontis and numerous b/w plates and illustrations. Blue cloth, silver stamped lettering and decoration to spine and boards. Gilt top edge. Fore- and bottom edges untrimmed, a few pages uncut. Spine sunned, pushing to spine ends. 'Easton Neston Library' shelf sticker to front pastedown, but no other library markings. Else, clean, bright and tight. Near fine. An attractive copy, unusual in gilt-stamped boards.

$46.73

Encounter: 25th Anniversary Number (Cover by Henry Moore). October 1978, Vol. LI, No. 4.
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Encounter: 25th Anniversary Number (Cover by Henry Moore). October 1978, Vol. LI, No. 4.

By LASKY, Melvin J. (editor); THWAITE, Anthony (editor); MOORE, Henry (front wrapper design)

1978. Good. 25cm, pp. [144] + b/w illustrations. Illustrated paper wraps. Creasing to spine, 1cm closed tear/flap to spine head. Tanned edges, toned pages, else, clean. Contributors include: William Trevor, Peter Porter, Gunter Grass, Hugh Thomas, Philip Toynbee, David Lodge, D.J. Enright, Tom Paulin, R.S. Thomas, and Isaac Bashevis Singer.

$11.35

The Life and Work of John Ruskin: With portraits and other illustrations in two volumes (Two Volumes)
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The Life and Work of John Ruskin: With portraits and other illustrations in two volumes (Two Volumes)

By [RUSKIN, John]; COLLINGWOOD, W.G.

London: Methuen & Co., 1893. Very Good. Second edition. 8vos, pp. [xvi], 244 + colour frontis and b/w plates; pp. [viii], 286 + fold-out facsimile manuscript frontis and b/w plates. Full tree calf, olive morocco labels, raised bands, spines tooled in gilt, gilt foliate borders, edges with gilt roll tool borders. Marbled edges and endpapers, blind turn-ins. Both vols. include an Appendix, comprising a Chronology, Bibliography and Catalogue. Both vols. spine ends worn and nicked, rubbed at joints and edges, joints cracked. Bookseller sticker to each rear pastedown. Edges and endpapers edges tobacco-darkened. Else, pleasingly clean and tight. An attractive copy of this standard biography of Ruskin. William Gershom Collingwood (1854-1932) was an author, artist and antiquary, who was a pupil and great supporter of Ruskin's, helping to memorialise him not just in print, but also via the Ruskin Museum in Coniston. His biography of Ruskin became a standard work: first published in 1893 (with a limited edition appearing the same year), another edition followed in 1900 (the year of Ruskin's death), but Collingwood declined to edit the Ruskin Library Edition, seeing it as a money-making venture by the critic's executors. He did, however, curate posthumous Ruskin exhibitions in Coniston (1900 and 1919), London (1901), and Manchester (1904). (James S. Dearden, ODNB). Later in life, through his boat, 'Swallow,' Collingwood had some small influence on Arthur Ransome.

$160.21

Art and Social Responsibility: Lectures on the ideology of romanticism
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Art and Social Responsibility: Lectures on the ideology of romanticism

By COMFORT, Alex

The Falcon Press, 1946. Very Good. First edition. 8vo. With b/w plates. Black cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Spotting to fore-edge and endpapers, occasional fox-spot to text block. Else, clean and tight. In good original DJ (in clear protective cover) - toned, nicking to spine ends, closed tear (2cm) and wrinkling to front bottom edge. Dedicated to Herbert Read. A polymath, Comfort is perhaps best known for his best-selling 'Joy of Sex' (1972), but, like Read, also contributed to British anarchist political thought and life.

$16.02

Art and Industry: The principles of industrial design
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Art and Industry: The principles of industrial design

By READ, Herbert

Faber and Faber, 1944. Very Good. Second edition. 8vo. With b/w illustrations. Cream cloth with red lettering to spine and upper board. Lightly soiled, spine sunned. Endpapers toned, as expected with age. Else, clean and bright, especially the numerous photographs.

$20.03

Nancy
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Nancy

By PLETOS, Nancy

Detroit: The Detroit River Press, 1979. Near Fine. First edition. Post 8vo, pp. [18]. Illustrated buff wrappers, stapled. Scant foxing to front wrapper, else, clean and tight. A near fine copy. Pletos (1950-2016) was one of the Cass Corridor group of avant-garde artists, who were active in 1960s-70s Detroit. Though a painting major from Wayne State University, she went on to work primarily with wood, producing small scale mixed-media sculptures. The Detroit River Press was a printing co-operative run by Jim Wanless, Glen Mannisto, and Dennis Teichman from the late 1970s to the early 1980s. According to COPAC and WorldCat, apparently unlisted.

$53.40

immigrants
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immigrants

By CANIARIS, Vlassis

London: Institute of Contemporary Arts, 1976. Near Fine. SIGNED BY ARTIST. 24 x 18.5cm, pp. [6], [10 b/w illustrations] + b/w frontis. Illustrated stapled wrappers, lettering in white. Caniaris' signature in blue ink to title page. Back wrapper lightly soiled, else, a bright, pleasing copy. The catalogue for the Greek artist's ICA exhibition, 5-31 March 1976, his first one-man show in Britain. Only one copy listed on COPAC, held by Tate Library.

$60.08

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