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Designs for Castles and Country Villas

By: Adam, Robert and James

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Phaidon Press, Oxford in Association with The National Maritime Museum Greenwich and the Yale Center for British Art, New Haven: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 107500

ISBN: 0714822787

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


Clean red boards with bright gilt titling to spine, front cover has mark where label has previously been removed and small white mark. NO INSCRIPTIONS. Hinges sound, heavy may require extra postage.160pp, Profusely illustrate in black/white. "There are designs for very small, simple villas, for large austere houses, and houses in the 'castle style', an architectual idiom unique to Robert Adam."; 107500; 4to View more info

The Three Kingdoms Russian Folk Tales from Alexander Afanasiev's Collection

By: Afanasiev; Alexander

Price: £12.00

Publisher: Moscow, Raduga Publisher: 1998

Edition: New Illustrated Edition

Seller ID: 110672

ISBN: 5050043905

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


Pictorial green boards. No dustjacket. The covers have slightly bumped corners and smudges which can only be seen if held up to the light. The rear free endpaper has a Russian price sticker. Otherwise No Inscriptions or other Marks. 166 pp. Superbly illustrated in colour by Alexander Kurkin; reminiscent of Dulac, Harry Clarke and Kay Nielson. Endpapers are also beautifully illustrated. Overall, apart from the very minor 'faults', as detailed above, this is an Excellent, Very Clean, Tight and Bright, Near 'Fine' copy. " Here is a collection of Folk Tales from the Russian version of the Grim... View more info

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BENARES and its GHATS

By: Agarwala K. N. Executive Engineer. (The Kashi Tirth Sudhar Trust)

Price: £95.00

Publisher: Benares, The Kashi Tirth Sudhar Trust: 1931

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: M007012

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


A very good hardback book, green cloth with a black printed paper label to the spine and black printed with decoration to the front cover. Roughly 6.5" high by 10" wide (landscape style) . Some very light shelfwear to the corners and head/tail of the spine, but no damage. Very good, generally clean, sound covers. A gentle 'wave' to the whole book but which is hardly noticable. Internally, a former owner's details to the top front corner of the front free endpaper been partially cut off, but a name and "Benares 15 July '45" is still present in ink, otherwise unmarked throughout.... View more info

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A Selection of the Most Interesting of Sir Robert Ainslie's Celebrated Collection of Views in EGYPT, ASIA MINOR, etc, etc.

By: Ainslie Sir Robert

Price: £1,255.00

Publisher: London, R. Bowyer: 1812

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 113312

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


A Folio of " A Selection of the Most Interesting of Sir Robert Ainslie's Celebrated Collection of Views in EGYPT, ASIA MINOR, etc, etc." . This is a Selection taken from Ainslie's 2 collection of Views, each containing 48 views, originally published separately in 1801 and 1803. The Front and Rear (grey/green paper covered) Original boards are Detached and Scuffed/Scruffy, The title label on the front cover is torn away and only retains the word 'Views', and there is No spine - but all content is present. The quality paper pages are sewn in sections and the sections are loose in the non... View more info

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HEARTS and SWEETHEARTS

By: Albanesi, Madame ( Aka - Effie Adelaide Maria Rowlands)

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, Hutchinson & Co.: 1916

Edition: Unknown (Probably a reprint)

Seller ID: 114689

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Very good, blind-stamped, decorated paper-covered boards with clear black titling and decoration to the spine. An impressed Frys Breakfast Cocoa logo on the rear cover. In the original most attractive illustrated period dust jacket, with a delightful illustration by H. C. Marsh Lambert for Frys Cocoa on the rear cover of the d/j. The d/j spine has a 2/- sticker near the foot of the spine and there is a little VERY light edgewear. A small brown spot is obscuring the 'an' of the word 'romantic' on the front of the d/j - but o/w VG, showing a charming period image of a lady and child on the front... View more info

Jean Michel ALBEROLA - Les Évenements, Les Situations et Les Sentiments.

By: Alberola, Jean-Michel

Price: £40.00

Publisher: Paris, Musée De La Ville De Paris: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 112790

ISBN: 2879003377

Condition: As New with no dust jacket


FRENCH TEXT. Pictorial card covers with black titling to the spine and white titling to the front cover. No dustjacket, as issued. There are NO inscriptions or marks. 152 pp. Illustrated throughout with b/w and colour plates. Also Included is an additional related booklet entitled: 'Table des Matieres' by Bernard Marcade. Overall, this is an Excellent, Very Clean, Tight and Bright, Near 'As New' copy. "This is a lovely french language edition of the unique modern art of Jean-Michel Alberola." Please note that this book is overweight and very heavy and MAY require extra postage dependin... View more info

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Surveying for Boy Scouts. with Sectional Paper for Survey Work. Revised by Scoutmaster Ernest Alderson ... with Chapters on Map Reading

By: Albert Harman

Price: £14.00

Publisher: Glasgow, Brown, Son & Ferguson, Limited. ,: (1934)

Edition: Unknown

Seller ID: 114126

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


NO DATE given, but priced at 9d, and came in with a few other Scouting books presumed of a similar date (? ) but one of which was dated 1943. In the original lettered and illustrated, thin, light beige/cream coloured, card covers with red titling and illustration to front cover. The former owner's name in ink to the top of the front cover. Some light foxing (browny spots) all over and some dust discolouration to the covers, but NO tears or damage. Page fore-edges lightly dusty with age and a scattering of foxing. Internally some VERY light discolouration to the inner gutters and some scattered... View more info

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Selected Letters of Mendelssohn

By: Alexander, W. F (edited by)

Price: £55.00

Publisher: London, Swan Sonnenschein & Co.: 1894

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 119817

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


Lovely PRIZE Binding by Relfe Brothers, London. Full crimson-red leather decorated in gilt. Five raised bands to the spine with a black label and gilt titling to the second compartment and gilt decorations to the remaining panels. Decorative border to the front and rear boards and a sumptuous heraldic shield/coat of arms for 'Church Schools Company Limited' on the front cover. All outer edges and inner dentelles also decorated in gilt. Page fore-edges marbled, as are the endpapers. All hinges tight. Some wear/scratches/rubbing to the boards, mainly the rear cover, but nothing major. Overall an... View more info

Celtic Art in Pagan and Christian Times . Second Edition, Revised.

By: Allen, J. Romilly

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Methuen & Co. Ltd.: 1912

Edition: 2nd Edition Revised

Seller ID: 110981

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


Red boards with bright gilt titling to the spine and front cover. There is slight edge wear to the corners of the boards and the page fore-edges are uiniformly tanned with foxing (brown) spots. The endpapers are also browned. The paper/plates is/are generally Very Clean and the paper uniformly cream. There are NO Inscriptions or other Marks. (xxii) + 315pp. Illustrated with b/w prints. (Plates Collated). Index. Overall, apart from the 'faults' as detailed above, this is a Tight and Bright, Near 'Very Good' copy. "This work is an attempt to give a concise summary as to the origin and develo... View more info

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Ben Nicholson - An Express Art Book, British Painters Series

By: Alley Ronald

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Beaverbrook Newspapers Limited,: 1962

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 119592

Condition: Fine with no dust jacket


Large portfolio style stiff cardboard covers in pictorial card wraps. Very slight sunning to the spine and some slight bumping/discolouration to the very head/tail of the spine, but all titling very clear. Together with the original clear cellophane protective cover, with some small loss to the head /tail of the spine where lightly sunned only. The book is o/w FINE. The contents are fresh, bright, vivid and vibrant and with NO Inscriptions or Marks. This volume forms part of a set originally produced by the 'Daily Express Art Treasures Book Club'. Also enclosed is an loose order form to order ... View more info

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GRAPHIS MAGAZINE International Journal of Graphic Art and Applied Art. No 18 1947 (Vol 3) . In 3 Languages - French English and German

By: Amstutz, Walter and Walter Herdeg. ( Editors ).

Price: £35.00

Publisher: Zurich,, Amstutz & Herdeg, Graphis Press,: 1947

Edition: Presumed 1st Edition

Seller ID: 119725

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


In the original publisher's decorated card covers. Covers a little dusty with age, and spine re-glued in parts but complete. Mainly b/w illustrations and advertisments throughout and a few colour plates. Articles in 3 Languages - French, English and German. Contents include Articles on SALVADOR DALI 1946 (4 pp) with 2 full page colour plates; Paul Rand; Orneore Metelli; Villemont; State and Industrial Design in Great Britain; Frankiszka Thermerson; In Praise of Fresco; New Swiss Posters; 3 Centuries of French Bookbinding; & Advertising Art in Post War Italy, etc. Pagination runs from previous ... View more info

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GRAPHIS MAGAZINE - PICASSO Cover - International Journal of Graphic Art and Applied Art. No 19 1947 (Vol 3) . In 3 Languages - French English and German

By: Amstutz, Walter and Walter Herdeg. ( Editors ).

Price: £28.00

Publisher: Zurich,, Amstutz & Herdeg, Graphis Press,: 1947

Edition: Presumed 1st Edition

Seller ID: 119726

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


In the original publisher's decorated card covers. Covers a little dusty with age, and spine re-glued in parts but near complete. Corners rubbed and lightly curled but overall pretty good. Mainly b/w illustrations and advertisments throughout and a few colour plates. Articles in 3 Languages - French, English and German. Contents include Articles on PICASSO - and his Latest LITHOGRAPHS; contemporary Italian Engravers; The first UNO Poster competition; Danish Poster Artists; JIRI TRNKA; Medieval French Tapestry; Joseph Binder; Leoncillo Leonardi; Alex Steinweiss; The Life and Death of Wax Works;... View more info

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GRAPHIS MAGAZINE International Journal of Graphic Art and Applied Art. No 20 1947 (Vol 3) . Piero Fornasetti 'Sun' Cover. In 3 Languages - French English and German

By: Amstutz, Walter and Walter Herdeg. ( Editors ).

Price: £28.00

Publisher: Zurich,, Amstutz & Herdeg, Graphis Press,: 1947

Edition: Presumed 1st Edition

Seller ID: 119728

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


In the original publisher's decorated card covers. Covers a little dusty with age, corner creases, and spine re-glued in parts but near complete. Mainly b/w illustrations and advertisments throughout and a few colour plates. Articles in 3 Languages - French, English and German. Contents include Articles on Kitagawa Utamaro; PIERO FORNASETTI; Notes on a Pottery Exhibition; Ballet Designs in the USA; Paolo Garretto; Mogens Zieler; English Bookplates Today; Balzac, seen by 12 modern artists; American Primitive Painting; Painting Behind Glass; CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR'S CARDS; Paris Packs it's Preci... View more info

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GRAPHIS MAGAZINE International Journal of Graphic Art and Applied Art. No 21 1948 (Vol 4) . Cover Art by Jean-Denis Malcles In 3 Languages - French English and German

By: Amstutz, Walter and Walter Herdeg. ( Editors ).

Price: £28.00

Publisher: Zurich,, Amstutz & Herdeg, Graphis Press,: 1948

Edition: Presumed 1st Edition

Seller ID: 119729

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


In the original publisher's decorated card covers. Covers a little dusty with age, corner creases, and spine re-glued in parts but near complete. Mainly b/w illustrations and advertisments throughout and a few colour plates. Articles in 3 Languages - French, English and German. Contents include Articles on William Blake. The visionary in book-Craft; The Book of the Marvels of the World. An Iranian Illuminated Manuscript of the XIII Century; The Art Directors Club of New York; Le Theatre de la Mode; Ballet; JEAN-DENIS MALCLES - and his enchanted world; Popular Graphic Art in Old Brittany; Frank... View more info

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GRAPHIS MAGAZINE International Journal of Graphic Art and Applied Art. No 22 1948 (Vol 4) . In 3 Languages - French English and German

By: Amstutz, Walter and Walter Herdeg. ( Editors ).

Price: £35.00

Publisher: Zurich,, Amstutz & Herdeg, Graphis Press,: 1948

Edition: Presumed 1st Edition

Seller ID: 119730

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


In the original publisher's decorated card covers. Covers a little dusty with age, corner creases, and spine re-glued in parts but near complete. Mainly b/w illustrations and advertisments throughout and a few colour plates. Articles in 3 Languages - French, English and German. Contents include Articles on Ben Shahn; AOA. American Overseas Airlines; Booksellers' Posters in the Romantic Era; WALTER TRIER. Some of his LILLIPUT Covers; The Early Pottery of ISLAM; Graphic Art on Old Mill Sacks; JOAN MIRO. A Surrealist Mural in an American Hotel; CALIXTE. Advertising and Elegance; Reflections on Or... View more info

Baroque and Rococo Art

By: Andersen Liselotte; Translated from the German by Barbara Berg

Price: £10.00

Publisher: New York, Harry N. Abrams Inc. ,: 1969

Edition: Presumed First English Edition

Seller ID: 109678

ISBN: 0810980274

Condition: As New in Near Fine dust jacket


Red boards with bright gilt titling to the spine. In the original publisher's pictorial dustjacket. Dust jacket has a little edgewear to the d/j spine - but negligible more creasing than 'wear' - o/w is FINE. Dustjacket is Not price-clipped. All hinges secure. No Inscriptions or Marks. 264 pp. Illustrated in b/w and colour. With a Chronological Table; Bibliography; Index. Internally FINE. This is an EXCELLENT Clean, Tight and Bright Near 'As New' copy. At the time of writing I have 3 books in this series. "Dr. Liselotte Andersen, of the Zentrlinstitut fur Kunstgeschichte, Munich, has made ... View more info

Architecture in America

By: Andrews Wayne

Price: £13.12

Publisher: London, Thames & Hudson: 1960

Edition: 1st UK Edition

Seller ID: 60176

Condition: Good+ in Good+ dust jacket


Hardback. Good Plus/Good+ with Chipped Edges. 1st Edition (uk). Ex-Lib Usual Stamps and Marks. 7¾" - 11¾" Tall Chunky. A photographic history from the Colonial Period to the present. Introduction by Russell Lynes.; 60176; Ex-Library View more info

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Naval Swords. British and American Naval Edged Weapons, 1660-1815

By: Annis, P. G. W.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Arms & Armour Press: 1970

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 114874

ISBN: 0853680469

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


In Near Fine cherry-red boards with bright gilt titling to the spine. Just a slight 'bumping' to the head/tail of the spine, and a sliver of fading to that top edge, due to storage - NO damage. In the original publisher's pictorial dust-jacket, which is price-clipped and with light discolouration. Page fore-edges lightly 'toned' with age. NO Inscriptions or Marks, but some pale lemon edge discolouration mainly to the first few and last few pages. 80 pp. Illustrated throughout in b/w. Cutlasses, Hunting swords, Small swords, Dirks, etc. Overall, apart from the minor flaws as noted above, this i... View more info

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Postcard Illustrated by Ethel Parkinson

By: Anon

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, Faulkner & Co (printed by): 1908

Edition: Unknown

Seller ID: 003914

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


Colour illustration of mother/girl carrying a small girl, another child standing by her side. Greeting reads 'To greet you heartily with every good wish.' Written on the front by the previous owner/sender, with their name and date-1908. Stamped (Sent from South Shields) , postmarked, written on the reverse with a ? Christmas & New Year Greeting but this is obscured, as there is something all over the back as if it had been stuck in an album (but not sticky). Front illustration = Bright and Clean. Lovely example of Ethel Parkinsons artwork. See Image. ; Postcard; 14 cm x 9 cm View more info

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Jemima Jane (Child's Storybook shaped as little girl)

By: ANON

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Unknown: (1930)

Edition: Presumed First Edition

Seller ID: 9993

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


There is no date, no publisher (tho' numbered '993' at the foot of the rear cover). I would date this c. 1920 ? - but could be 1930, or even early 40s? - but the latter date at the latest. Full colour stapled pictorial card covers with the image of a charming little girl in an old fashioned Victorian costume with ringlets and a bonnet, and with her hands in a white muff. The rear cover is her back view. The whole book is shaped around her. Internally the shaped pages have the text and illustrations printed in red/blue/black based on white paper. The story is written in verse "Jemima Jane I... View more info