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1 Arts of China. Horizon Book of the... By the Editors of Horizon Magazine. Introduction by Hugh Honour.
American Heritage Publishing. 1969 
4to. In patterned brown cloth covers with gilt to plain brown cloth spine. Yellow endpapers. With illustrated dustwrapper. In very good condition with good dustwrapper (dw; rubbed and creased with small tears. Smal piece missing from front but loose in front. Price clipped). Inscription to front endpaper. Else a clean and tight copy. 383pp. With b/w and colour illustrations throughout. A comprehensive survey of the entire panolpy of Chinese art from the first sacrificial vessels and ritual daggers of the Shang Dynasty to 20th century scroll painting. The book narrates the recurring legends and translates the eternal symbols. 
Price: 5.00 GBP
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2 James McNeill Whistler. An Exhibition of Paintings and Other Works, organised by the Arts Council of Great Britain and the English-Speaking Union of the United States.
Arts Council. 1960. 
Tall 8vo. In limp card covers. In very good condition. With removable plastic cover reinforced with brown paper. Small marks to endpapers. Else a clean and tight copy. 127pp. With b/w and colour plates. Catalogue of the exhibition held in London and New York in 1960. With notes on the paintings and sketches. 
Price: 4.00 GBP
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3 Modern Masters From the Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection.
Electa International. 1984 1st edition. 
4to. In silver limp card covers with black lettering to spine and colour plate to front. In very good condition. Very slightly rubbed along edges. Else a clean and tight copy. 210pp. With colour plates and b/w photographs throughout. Produced to accompany the exhibition of this important private collection held at the Royal Academy in 1984. 
Price: 4.00 GBP
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4 The Homelovers Book. Colour Facsimiles and Mezzotint Engravings for Home Decoration. 29th edition. Introduction by Hugh Shirreff.
Frost & Reed Limited. Bristol and London. 1961 
4to. In yellow cloth covers with hand pasted plate to front. In very good condition. Corners slightly bumped. Hand cut plate pasted to front. Slight browning to endpapers. Else a clean and tight copy. 203pp. With colour and b/w illustrations throughout. Catalogue of pictures suggested for hanging in the home. Fascinating look at domestic tastes in the early 1960s. 
Price: 4.00 GBP
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5 Works of Art from the Plantin-Morteus Museum.
Municipal Authorities, Antwerp. 1925 1st edition. 
4to. In pale hard card covers with brown cloth spine. Paper title label to front. In very good condition. Small marks to covers. A couple of pages have small tears. Else a clean and tight copy. Unpaginated with b/w plates. Illustrations of works from the Plantin-Morteus Museum in Antwerp. Each plate has accompanying text on opposite page. 
Price: 5.00 GBP
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George Baxter. Colour Printer. His Life and Work. A manual for Collectors., (BAXTER) COURTNEY LEWIS, C.T.:
6 (BAXTER) COURTNEY LEWIS, C.T.: George Baxter. Colour Printer. His Life and Work. A manual for Collectors.
London: Sampson Low, Marston & Co. 1908 
8vo. In blue cloth covers with gilt to spine and front. Top edge gilt. 276pp. 32 b/w plates. In very good condition. Spine and covers slightly rubbed at edges. Small bumps on back cover. Mild foxing to edges. Owner’s inscription on front endpaper. Slight browning to first blank page. A couple of slight separations at gatherings. "In this volume I have done my best to assist all these points of view. The thoughtful and the studious will find, I think, in its pages all information brought up to date, all disputed points argued and difficulties explained, not has the interesting history of the rise in modern times of the Baxter print been overlooked; the dilettante will find guidance as to the most decorative specimens, and the collector, if a tryo, will derive instruction and help in his hobby, or, if more advanced, there is a full description in the catalogue of every print and every known variety of every print." 
Price: 35.00 GBP
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Portrait of a Country Artist. Charles Tunnicliffe R.A. 1901-1979., (TUNNNICLIFFE) NIALL, IAN:
7 (TUNNNICLIFFE) NIALL, IAN: Portrait of a Country Artist. Charles Tunnicliffe R.A. 1901-1979.
V.Gollancz. 1980 1st edition. 
Size 8.25 x 11.25 inches. In brown cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. In near fine condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; spine slightly faded. Slightly creased and marked along edges. Price clipped). Neat inscription to front endpaper, dated 1980. Else a very clean and tight copy. 160pp. With colour & b/w plates and engravings in text. Tunnicliffe first came to the public notice with his illustrations for Tarka the Otter in 1932. He followed this with many other book illustrations before turning to the study of birds. This book tells his story and gives a sample of his enormous output. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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8 ALLEN, J.ROMILLY: Celtic Art In Pagan and Christian Times.
London. Bracken Books. 1993 1st thus 
Size 5.25 x 8.5 inches. In yellow cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. Yellow endpapers. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; Not price clipped). A clean and tight copy. 315pp. With b/w photographs and line drawings in text. Facsimile of J.Romilly Allen’s original 1904 attempt to form a theory as to the origin and development of Celtic Art in Britain and Ireland, which naturally divides into the Pagan and Christian periods. 
Price: 4.00 GBP
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9 ANDERSON, JANICE: The Life and Works of Sisley. A compilation of works from the Bridgeman Art Gallery.
Parragon 1994 1st edition. 
Size 8.0 x 8.25 inches. In illustrated hard card covers with matching dustwrapper. In near fine condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; Not price clipped). A very clean and tight copy. 79pp. With colour illustrations. Brief biography and guide to the works of Alfred Sisley, the ‘English Impressionist’. 
Price: 3.00 GBP
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Das Werk Des Malers Diego Rivera. German and Russian Language., ANON:
10 ANON: Das Werk Des Malers Diego Rivera. German and Russian Language.
Neuer Deutcher Verlag. Berlin. 1928 1st edition. 
4to. Bound in white hard card covers with black lettering and portrait to front. In very good condition. Covers and spine slightly darkened. Corners slightly bumped. Small puncture wound to fore edges of second half of the book, not affecting the pictures. Else a clean and tight copy. unpaginated. Many b/w reproductions of frescos. Title translates as ‘The works of the painter Diego Rivera’. A Mexican communist who worked mainly in frescos, Rivera was the husband of the artist Freda Kahlo. The works reproduced here are mainly from the period 1922 to 1927, and show scenes of the lives of ordinary people, especially workers. The main text is in German and the pictures have titles in both German and Russian. 
Price: 45.00 GBP
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Samplers. Selected and Described with an Introduction by Leigh Ashton of the Victoria and Albert Museum., ASHTON, Leigh;
11 ASHTON, Leigh; Samplers. Selected and Described with an Introduction by Leigh Ashton of the Victoria and Albert Museum.
London. The Medici Society. 1926 1st edition 
Hardback. 10 x 7.5 inches. In orange cloth with gilt lettering to spine and front. In original dustwrapper, with colour plate to front. Top edges gilt. In near fine condition with very good dustwrapper. (DW some slight rubbing, two small tears to top edge, extra label to spine.) Partial fading to endpapers with neat inscription to front else pages clean and tight throughout. 15pp. 6 colour plates and 72 B&W photo plates. 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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English Church Screens Being Great Roods, Screenwork & Rood-Lofts of Parish Churches in England & Wales, Aymer Vallance
12 Aymer Vallance English Church Screens Being Great Roods, Screenwork & Rood-Lofts of Parish Churches in England & Wales
B.T. Batsford Ltd. 1936 1st edition 
Bound in dark green cloth with gilt lettering and decoration to front. Size approx 8 x 10.5 inches. Very good condition. No jacket, minimal rubbing at rear board & spine, neat inscription front endpaper, inside pages clean and bright, binding tight. 288 illustrations. xii, 104pp. A rare major study of English & Welsh parochial church architecture, particularly religious interior design features, and with a slight geographical bias toward Kentish churches but with illustrated examples from all over England & Wales. Important work considering the loss of many such interior features due to fire and neglect in many churches. 
Price: 69.00 GBP
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Ein Madonnenbild von Dirk Bouts. German language., BALDASS, LUDWIG:
13 BALDASS, LUDWIG: Ein Madonnenbild von Dirk Bouts. German language.
Wien. Vienna. 1921 
Size 9.75 x 13.5 inches. In white hard card covers with black lettering to front. 8pp text. With 8 full page b/w plates with tissue guards. In good condition. Spine rubbed and split with piece missing from top end. Handling marks. Occasional small marks and foxing spots. Dirk Bouts was a 15th century Dutch painter. Here are a selection of his Madonna and Child paintings with German text. 
Price: 9.00 GBP
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14 BAYLISS, SIR WYKE: Five Great Painters of the Victorian Era. Leighton, Millais, Burne-Jones, Watts, Holman Hunt.
Sampson Low, Marston & Company Limited. London. 1902 
In brown buckram covers with gilt to spine and front. Top edge gilt. In very good condition. Spine slightly darkened and covers part faded. Owner’s neat inscription to front endpaper. Occasional foxing spots throughout. Else a clean and tight copy. 160pp. With b/w plates, fold out frontis with tissue guard. A collection of essays on five of the oustanding painters of the Victorian period. 
Price: 8.00 GBP
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Greek Sculpture and Painting. To the end of the Hellenistic Period., BEAZLEY, J.D. / ASHMOLE, B.:
15 BEAZLEY, J.D. / ASHMOLE, B.: Greek Sculpture and Painting. To the end of the Hellenistic Period.
Cambridge at the University Press. 1966 repr. 
Size 6.0 x 8.5 inches. In black cloth covers with gilt to spine. With dustwrapper. 111pp text. With 248 b/w photographs at back. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; mild foxing to back. Slightly bumped at top corner. Not price clipped). Slight browning to endpapers. Else a clean and tight copy. Originally published in 1928, this is a revised version with added chapters and appendices. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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16 BELLONY-REWALD, ALICE: The Lost World of the Impressionists.
Weidenfield & Nicolson.. London. 1976 1st edition 
4to. In maroon cloth covers with gilt to spine. Brown endpapers.With illustrated dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; not price clipped). Covers laminated. Owner’s inscription on front endpaper. Else a very clean and tight copy. 288pp. With b/w and colour illustrations. The Impressionists were intimately linked to the life of their times. This book, with the help of original contemporary documents, photographs, sketches and paintings, follows them around Paris to the Vexin, the Normandy Coast and the Midi showing life as it was in the late 19thC. A fascinating and instructive journey. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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Dictionnaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs et Graveurs. Dictionnaire critique et documentaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs et Graveurs de tous les temps et de tous les pays par un groupe d’ecrivains specialistes Francais et etrangers. Nouvelle edition entirement refondue, revue et corrigee sous la direction des heritiers de E.Benezit avec 32 reproductions hors texte en heliogravure. Eight volumes in French language., BENEZIT, E.:
17 BENEZIT, E.: Dictionnaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs et Graveurs. Dictionnaire critique et documentaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs et Graveurs de tous les temps et de tous les pays par un groupe d’ecrivains specialistes Francais et etrangers. Nouvelle edition entirement refondue, revue et corrigee sous la direction des heritiers de E.Benezit avec 32 reproductions hors texte en heliogravure. Eight volumes in French language.
Librairie Grund. 1966 
Size 6.25 x 9.75 inches. In maroon cloth covers with gilt to spine and front. Grey endpapers. 8 Volumes. With monochrome plates. In near fine condition. Very clean and tight copies. Dictionary of Painters Sculptors and other artists in French. Originally published between 1910 and 1920, thois edition has been revised and corrected. 
Price: 200.00 GBP
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Complete Illustrated Rugs & Carpets of the World., BENNETT, IAN (ed):
18 BENNETT, IAN (ed): Complete Illustrated Rugs & Carpets of the World.
Tiger Books International. London. 1988 repr. 
Size 9.25 x 13.0 inches. In dark blue cloth covers with gilt to spine and front with colour plate pasted to front. In very good condition. Neat inscription to front endpaper, dated 1989. Occasional small marks. Else a clean and tight copy. 351pp. With b/w and colour photographs and illustrations with maps. Sections are; Techniques and Materials of Oriental Carpet Weaving; Oriental and African Rugs and Carpets; European Rugs and Carpets; North American Rugs and Carpets; Buying and Maintenance. Includes glossary and bibliography. 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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19 BIESE, KARL: Kunst und Leben Sammelheft. Art and Life magazine collection. Zeichnungen fur den Kalendar Kunst und Leben.
Fritz Heyder. Berlin. n.d. ca 1930. 
Size 7.5 x 9.75 inches. In cream limp card covers with b/w illustration and lettering to front. In very good condition. Handling marks to covers. Clean and tight inside. 11 b/w plates. Engraved plates of winter scenes by Karl Biese 1863-1926. 
Price: 8.00 GBP
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Old Norfolk Houses Illustrated with Thirty-Six Reproductions in Colour., BIRKBECK, Geoffrey
20 BIRKBECK, Geoffrey Old Norfolk Houses Illustrated with Thirty-Six Reproductions in Colour.
Jarrold & Sons n.d. ca1910 
Size approx 8.5 x 11 inches. Spine bound in half-calf leather with brown cloth covered boards. Gilt banding and lettering to spine. Top page edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. In very good condition. Corners slightly bumped and edges of spine rubbed. Particularly at fore-edge and top and bottom of spine. A couple of minor marks to cloth. Inside pages clean and tight. Plates bright. Else a very clean and tight copy. 132pp. 36 Colour Plates. 
Price: 65.00 GBP
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