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Image for Barbizon Days  Millet, Corot, Rousseau, Barye

Barbizon Days Millet, Corot, Rousseau, Barye

By: SMITH, Charles Sprague

Price: $33.00

Publisher: New York, A. Wessels Co: 1902

Stock No.: 73582

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


In full dark green cloth-covered boards with gilt and green decorations and lettering on cover and spine. With numerous captioned, tissue-protected black & white photos of the environs of the Barbizon area and of some of the work of the artists described here. Top edge gilt, with deckled fore- and bottom edges. Covers with minor edgewear and one bumped corner. Some interior pages are loose, but textblock is mostly firm. Interior pages clean and bright. The Barbizon School of painters in France was a communal haven for artists. This work recounts a summer spent in the areas once frequented by J... View more info

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Railroad Stations

By: SOLOMON, Brian

Price: $12.50

Publisher: New York, MetroBooks / Friedman/Fairfax Publishers: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 83766

ISBN: 1567995829

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


A first printing of this photographic tour of worldwide railroad stations and terminals, which presents pictures in both color and black & white as well as in text by author Brian Solomon. Along with the growth of railroads as the major means of transporting people came the grand terminals and stations at which they boarded and disembarked from the trains. The author provides an in-depth look at how these buildings came to be, and includes information on terminals which are no longer standing. --- In blue textured paper-covered boards with spine titling in silver. Volume wrapped in jacket with... View more info

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Concepts of Modern Art

By: STANGOS, Nikos (editor)

Price: $12.50

Publisher: London, Thames and Hudson: 1981

Stock No.: 80875

ISBN: 0500201862

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


The editor presents writings on various genres of modern art by a variety of authors. A revised and enlarged edition of this entry in publisher's "World of Art" series. With 123 illustrations. --- With repeating René Magritte painting on cover. Prior owner's mark to inside of front cover, else a clean, firm copy.; Octavo (8 to 9 in. tall); 384 pages View more info

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Now We'll Try Oils

By: STANILAND, L. N.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Studio Publications, Inc., in association with Thomas Y. Crowell Company: 1950

Stock No.: 80958

Condition: Fair with no dust jacket


This guide to oil painting is intended for the beginner. With advice on how to get started, equipment needed and basic techniques. A former U. S. Navy library item, with de-accession information. --- In dark brown cloth-covered boards. Volume lacks the dust jacket. --- An oily substance has stained the top edge of most leaves and the front cover; spine titling is unreadable. Interior is intact, though with a partial split near front of the book.; Ex-Library; Tall Octavo (9 to 10 in. tall); 76 pages View more info

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Looking at Liberty

By: STEVENSON, Harvey

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Harpercollins Publishers: 2003

Stock No.: 77606

ISBN: 0060001003

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Stated first edition. The story of the donation by France of the Statue of Liberty in New York harbor. Illustrated with paintings by the author on all pages. Intended for readers age 4-7. A bright, clean, firm copy lacking obvious damages, in similar jacket.; 4to 11" - 13" tall View more info

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The Arts and Man

By: STITES, Raymond S.

Price: $17.50

Publisher: New York, McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc.: 1940

Stock No.: 80064

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


In this work, the author seeks to trace the history of man and art and he explains how art has helped mankind cope with darker challenges such as war and poverty. With illustrations throughout, many in full color. --- This hefty volume in olive cloth-covered boards with brown titling on cover, decorations and titling on spine in brown and maroon. Volume lacks a dust jacket. --- Prior owner's signature to front paste-down, with rubbing and discoloration to cloth and black spots on back cover; otherwise a clean, firm copy.; Small Quarto (9 to 11 in. tall) ; xiii, 872 pages View more info

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The Shorebirds of North America

By: STOUT, Gardner D. (editor and sponsor); MATTHIESSEN, Peter (text); CLEM, Robert Verity (paintings); PALMER, Ralph S. (species accounts)

Price: $74.50

Publisher: New York, The Viking Press: 1968

Stock No.: 78199

Condition: Good+ in Good dust jacket


Stated second printing, February 1968. From the jacket flap: "Both an art book, and a complete reference book. . .". The focus of this work is on 'waders'; i.e., sandpipers and plovers and their relatives. With full-page color plates bearing Mr. Verity's paintings, accompanied with descriptive text detailing the habits and habitats of these birds. --- In full tan cloth-covered boards w/gilt-stamped titling on brown spine blocks. Jacket with Verity painting on cover. --- Previous owner's signatures and rubberstampings are to be found in many locations (including on front cover) on this ... View more info

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The Life of Michelangelo Buonarroti (Modern Library #49.2)

By: SYMONDS, John Addington

Price: $14.50

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library / Random House: [c.1949]

Stock No.: 83451

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket


The life the great Italian painter, sculptor, architect and writer is presented in this Modern Library hardcover reprint edition. With eye-catching color illustration on jacket cover by E. McKnight Kauffer. --- In Toledano spine 8 / green cloth / gilt titling on black spine & cover blocks / black topstain / grey Kent endpapers / jacket style h , verso advertises 344 titles in ML catalog. Likely published c.1949 (no publication date appears in book). ML #49.2. --- With 4 small, shallow dents to front cover edges, otherwise a clean, unmarked, tightly-bound copy. Unclipped dust jacket with a few ... View more info

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Thorburn's Naturalist's Sketchbook

By: THORBURN, Archibald

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Michael Joseph Limited: 1977

Stock No.: 80226

ISBN: 0718115678

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


A presentation of 49 color and over 90 monochrome (black and white) illustrations from earlier publications by the noted Scottish wildlife artist Archibald Thorburn (1860-1935). Subjects include a variety of birds, mammals and even a few plants. With an introduction by Robert Dougall and a brief preface by the author. --- In green paper-covered boards with titling gilt-stamped on spine. Jacket with Thorburn color illustrations on front and back. --- A clean, firm, bright copy lacking apparent damages. Unclipped, bright jacket with slight creasing to edges; else nice.; Small Quarto (9 to 11 in.... View more info

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The Golden Age of Opera

By: TUGGLE, Robert (text); MISHKIN, Herman (photography)

Price: $19.00

Publisher: New York, Holt, Rinehart and Winston: 1983

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 79451

ISBN: 0030577780

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


First edition, first printing with full number line on copyright page. A celebration of the very best of the art of opera. With over 200 duotone photos of some of the principal singers of the era by Herman Mishkin. With a foreword by Anthony A. Bliss. --- In cream paper-covered boards backed in brown cloth, w/gilt-stamped spine titling. Dust jacket with a striking Mishkin portrait on the cover. --- With an inked gift inscription to front free endpaper, else a clean, firm, bright copy lacking additional apparent damages. Price-clipped jacket without additional noticeable damages.; 4to 11" -... View more info

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A Sketchbook of Birds

By: TUNNICLIFFE, C. F.

Price: $26.00

Publisher: New York, Holt, Rinehard and Winston: 1979

Edition: First US Edition

Stock No.: 83548

ISBN: 0030523265

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


A first printing of this collection of marvelous illustrations of birds by Charles Tunnicliffe. An accomplished British bird and nature artist, the selections here are in watercolor, gouache, pencil and ink. The book is divided into sections: Seabirds; Waders; Geese, Ducks and Swans; Birds of Prey and Miscellaneous Birds. Includes 123 full-color drawings, as well as an introduction by Ian Niall. --- In brown paper-covered boards with spine titling in black. Dust jacket features representative examples of the drawings. --- An excellent copy: clean, bright and unmarked. Unclipped jacket also und... View more info

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Wildlife Artists at Work

By: Van GELDER, Patricia

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Watson-Guptill Publications: 1991

Stock No.: 79583

ISBN: 0823057496

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Ten American wildlife artists share their techniques in this work which provides plenty of examples of their art, in color and in black and white. --- In brown leatherette-like paper-covered boards with white spine titling. Jacket with examples of art on front, back and on front flap. --- About Fine copy: clean, firm, and bright. Bright jacket with a retailer's sticker on front, otherwise undamaged.; Quarto (11 to 13 in. tall); 175 pages View more info

Image for Vienna in the Biedermeier Era 1815-1848

Vienna in the Biedermeier Era 1815-1848

By: WAISSENBERGER, Robert (editor)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Mallard Press: 1986

Stock No.: 83006

ISBN: 0792457382

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


From the jacket flap: ". . .Gottfried Biedermeier, a humorous and popular fictional character. . .[gave] his name to the style that would become popular among the nouveau riche throughout Europe and England". This work is chock full of examples of paintings, decorative arts and furniture during this period in Vienna. With 300 illustrations, 80 in color. --- In brown paper-covered boards with spine titling in gilt. Jacket with representative paintings from the book on covers. --- An excellent copy: clean, tightly-bound and undamaged. Jacket also in excellent condition. (Due to the consi... View more info

Image for National Gallery of Art, Washington: One Thousand Masterpieces in Full Color

National Gallery of Art, Washington: One Thousand Masterpieces in Full Color

By: WALKER, John

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Harry N. Abrams, Inc.: 1975

Stock No.: 81103

ISBN: 0810903369

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


4th printing. A hefty volume cataloguing the lavish holdings of the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. More than 1000 paintings appear in color, with accompanying commentary. With 1,120 illustrations, including 1,028 full color plates. Includes a foreword by J. Carter Brown. Includes an introductory text on the beginnings and growth of the Gallery by John Walker, director emeritus. --- In maroon cloth-covered boards with blindstamped image of sculpture on cover, repeated in gilt on spine with gilt titling. Jacket features Rogier van der Weyden's superb "Portrait of a Lady", wh... View more info

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The Compleat Angler; Or the Contemplative Man's Recreation

By: WALTON, Izaak; COTTON, Charles (authors); MAJOR, John (editor); DAGLISH, E. Fitch (illustrations)

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York, E. P. Dutton & Company: 1927

Stock No.: 81052

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Read and admired since first published in 1653, fishing, fishing lore and philosophy co-exist in this work. Offered in a handsome reprint edition with 16 woodcut illustrations by Eric Fitch Daglish. Part I features the original 1653 work by Walton; part II with Charles Cotton's "Instructions How to Angle for a Trout or Grayling in a Clear Stream". Both edited by John Major in 1853, with introductory essays by Cotton and Walton. --- In terra cotta paper-covered boards backed in brown cloth with Daglish woodcut pasted to cover; titling and horizontal rules to spine in brown. Captioned ti... View more info

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In the Footsteps of the Artist: Thoreau and the World of Andrew Wyeth

By: WARNER, James A.; WHITE, Margaret J. (photography); THOREAU, Henry David (text)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Wilmington, Delaware, The Middle Atlantic Press: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 83093

ISBN: 0912608331

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


Stated first Middle Atlantic Press printing, October, 1986. This work has been described as a visit to the small patch of Pennsylvania that Andrew Wyeth and his family called home, in the Brandywine River valley of the southeast part of the state near Chadds Ford. Mr. Wyeth relied on the buildings, landscapes and people of the valley for much of the subject matter for his paintings. The area is depicted in photos by James A. Warner and Margaret J. White (and a few Wyeth paintings), and text borrowed from Henry David Thoreau to describe Andrew Wyeth's world. --- An oversize (14 in. wide x 11.25... View more info

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PostSecret: Extraordinary Confessions from Ordinary Lives

By: WARREN, Frank

Price: $15.50

Publisher: New York, Regan Books/Harper Collins: 2005

Edition: Second Printing

Stock No.: 75486

ISBN: 0060899190

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


In nice shape but w/retailer's sticker, back DJ cover. Book itself clean and firm inside and out. Jacket with minor chafing at extremities. ; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 278 pages View more info

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The Puccini Companion

By: Weaver, William; Puccini, Simonetta

Price: $14.00

Publisher: New York, W W Norton & Co Inc: 1994

Stock No.: 73197

ISBN: 0393029301

Condition: Good in Good+ dust jacket


Compendium of articles about the great opera composer, Giacomo Puccini. Edited by William Weaver, with essay by Puccini's granddaughter, Simonetta Puccini. With many photos. Second printing. Volume has been exposed to dampness; upper parts of pages slightly rippled. With inked presentation remarks, front free endpaper; otherwise interior clean and bright. Dust jacket rippled but otherwise undamaged; bears orig. $30 flap price. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 448 pages View more info

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Art / Invention / House (40 architecturally interesting houses)

By: WEBB, Michael

Price: $37.50

Publisher: New York, Rizzoli: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 80882

ISBN: 0847827356

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


First edition, first printing with full number line on copyright page. This oversize book is, per the jacket flap, ". . .an authoritative presentation of forty new and recent houses that represent the creativity of some of the some of the world's most gifted architects". With dozens of full color photos, providing great views of some of these lovely homes. Also with architectural drawings. --- In textured teal paper-covered boards with black cover and spine titling. Color images of some of the houses on jacket front and spine. --- With light wear to cover edges; otherwise in excellent ... View more info

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Rediscovering Northwest Denver: Its History, Its People, Its Landmarks

By: WIBERG, Ruth Eloise

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Niwot, Colorado, University Press of Colorado: 1995

Stock No.: 82999

ISBN: 0870813722

Condition: Near Fine


A new, 1995 edition of the author's tour of northwest Denver, first published in 1976. The exteriors and interiors of the many interesting homes, churches and other structures are described in words and with black & white photos, many taken by Errol Salter. Also includes a few historic maps of the area. With a foreword by noted Denverite Dennis Gallagher. --- In blue and gold wraps, with photo of Victorian-era home to cover. --- An excellent copy: clean, tightly-bound and sound but with retailer's back cover sticker.; Square Octavo (8 to 9 in. tall); 212 pages View more info

Image for Many Winters [Taos Pueblo Indians]

Many Winters [Taos Pueblo Indians]

By: WOOD, Nancy (author); HOWELL, Frank (illustrations)

Price: $12.50

Publisher: New York, Doubleday: 1974

Stock No.: 83161

ISBN: 0385022263

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


First trade edition of this work, which presents the poems and prose writings of the Indians of the Taos Pueblo in the Rio Grande Valley of New Mexico. Alongside are the paintings and drawings of Frank Howell. --- In cream and brown paper-covered boards with gilt-stamped spine titling. Volume lacks the dust jacket. --- With light chafing to spine ends, else a clean, tightly-bound and unmarked copy.; Tall Octavo (9 to 10 in. tall); 80 pages View more info

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Dry Brush and Pencil Drawings: A Loan Exhibition Organized by the Fogg Art Museum 1963

By: WYETH, Andrew

Price: $27.50

Publisher: Greenwich, Conn., New York Graphic Society: 1963

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 83081

Condition: Very Good+ in Fair dust jacket


A first edition of this selection of works by Andrew Wyeth, in pencil and dry brush. Many of these paintings and drawings were done in the area of Wyeth's farm in southeastern Pennsylvania. Though many of the works may have been in color, all prints in this book are in black & white. Published as a catalog to accompany the loan exhibition in four different Atlantic coast galleries, as organized by Harvard's Fogg Art Museum. --- In tan cloth-covered boards with titling in crimson on cover and spine. The book's pages aren't numbered (about 120 pp) but the 73 featured art images are. Jacket with ... View more info

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Essential Art Deco

By: ZACZEK, Iain

Price: $14.50

Publisher: Bath, England, Dempsey Parr / Parragon: 2000

Stock No.: 83021

ISBN: 1840846992

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


A guide to a wide variety of paintings, sculpture, architecture, home furnishings, jewelry and other aspects of culture which have a touch of the 1920s and 1930s-era Art Deco style. With brilliant color photos throughout. --- In pictorial paper-covered boards, with an image of Otto Poertzel's "Butterfly Dancers" sculpture to cover (also used on the jacket cover). --- An about Fine copy: clean, bright and tightly bound. Jacket with minor creases to edges, else about Near Fine.; Quarto (11 to 13 in. tall); 256 pages View more info

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Edward Hopper Selections from the Permanent Collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art

By: [HOPPER, Edward] Whitney Museum of American Art

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Whitney Museum of American Art: 1991

Stock No.: 82055

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


A catalog of Mr. Hopper's works, as displayed on a traveling exhibition at Newport Beach, Seattle and San Antonio. Some of the works, part of the collection of the Whitney Museum in New York, are described in some detail here; and presented along with black and white photos. The remainder of the items exhibited are listed at the rear with less detail and without photos. Includes a color photo of Hopper's 'The Dories, Ogunquit' [1914] on the cover. In good shape, but with a bit of bruising to the tail of the back cover. ; Octavo (8 to 9 in. tall); 31 pages View more info