Art

  • A Bottle of Notes and Some Voyages by Signed by Claes Oldenburg (OLDENBURG) CELANT Germano
    Signed by Claes Oldenburg (OLDENBURG) CELANT Germano
    A Bottle of Notes and Some Voyages Claes Oldenburg & Coosje van Bruggen

    Sunderland Northern Centre for Contemporary Arts, sponsored by the Henry Moore Foundation et al. 1988

    234 pages of bw and colour photographs and illustrations of art work by the artists. Stiff card covers with illustrated wrappers over. Loosely inserted private view card for the Leeds showing of this exhibition and an associated press release. Signed on the half title by Claes Oldenburg. Great catalogue made for a major touring show of works made by Oldenburg and his wife Coosje van Bruggen.

    Stock ID: 21280
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  • A Discipline of the Mind: by BARNS GRAHAM Wilhelmina
    BARNS GRAHAM Wilhelmina
    A Discipline of the Mind: The Drawings of Wilhelmina Barns-Graham

    Orkney Piers Art Centre & The Barns Graham Charitable Trust 2009

    49pp including 11pp introduction by Mel Gooding. 31 colour illustrations and 2 black & white photographs. Boards, 250x230mm VG indeed. Beautiful production.

    Stock ID: 21985
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  • A Floral Fantasy in an Old English Garden by CRANE, Walter. [1845-1919]
    CRANE, Walter. [1845-1919]
    A Floral Fantasy in an Old English Garden

    New York & London Harper & Brothers 1899

    46pp. French fold pages. Small 4to. Cloth which is decorated on the upper and lower boards and spine. Decorated end papers. Printed by Edmund Evans and Bound by Leighton, Son & Hodge. Colour litho illustrations throughout depicting floral imagery with figures linked to period folklore evoking an idealised society.

    Stock ID: 21028
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  • A House of Pomegranates by [KING, Jessie M] WILDE, Oscar
    [KING, Jessie M] WILDE, Oscar
    A House of Pomegranates

    London: Methuen and Co. Ltd. 1915

    vi + 162pp illustrated with full colour title page and 16 further mounted illustrations in colour by Jessie M. King. Decorated end papers also by King as is the binding design. Royal blue cloth with orange decorative motifs and lettering. Slightly faded on the spine else a very good copy of this title where the blue and orange binding is very crisp. The book comprises four fairy tales, written by Oscar Wilde and first published in 1891: The Young King, The Birthday of the Infanta, The Fisherman and his Soul and The Star-Child. Jessie M. King was made Tutor in Book Decoration and Design at Glasgow School of Art in 1899 and was…

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    London: Methuen and Co. Ltd. 1915

    vi + 162pp illustrated with full colour title page and 16 further mounted illustrations in colour by Jessie M. King. Decorated end papers also by King as is the binding design. Royal blue cloth with orange decorative motifs and lettering. Slightly faded on the spine else a very good copy of this title where the blue and orange binding is very crisp. The book comprises four fairy tales, written by Oscar Wilde and first published in 1891: The Young King, The Birthday of the Infanta, The Fisherman and his Soul and The Star-Child. Jessie M. King was made Tutor in Book Decoration and Design at Glasgow School of Art in 1899 and was influenced by Mackintosh's circle and European traditions of art nouveau. By 1911 she had moved to Paris and with her husband founded the Shieling Atelier. it is argued some of her best illustration work evolved whilst there where she knew, amongst others, Léon Bakst.

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    Stock ID: 21084
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  • A Masque of Days by [CRANE, Walter]
    [CRANE, Walter]
    A Masque of Days Words by Elia, Dresses and Decorations by Walter Crane

    London, Melbourne and Paris Cassell and Company 1901

    Unpaginated. [4]pp prelims + 40pp, French fold pages. 285 x 210mm. Cloth spine, Paper covered boards. Decorated end papers. Slightly rubbed at edges else good copy. Essays of Elia is a collection of essays written by Charles Lamb; it was first published in book form in 1823, with a second volume, Last Essays of Elia, issued in 1833 by the publisher Edward Moxon. Illustrated in colour throughout; each page has an image with text inset.

    Stock ID: 21032
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  • Addition [Folio IX] by HOLMES, Andrew.
    HOLMES, Andrew.
    Addition [Folio IX]

    London Architectural Association 1986

    28pp booklet + 20 silkscreen prints which assembled form a print 1525x1120mm. Large square 4to in presentation black box with white title on front. Vg. Published to coincide with an exhibition of paintings and drawings by Andrew Holmes. Published as as edition of one thousand numbered 1/1000 this being number 146. Holmes has used this Folio to continue his explorations by creating twenty silkscreen fragments which when put together create dramatic 4 x 5 foot detail of Richard Rogers' hi-tech Inmos building.

    Stock ID: 9923
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  • [GILBERT] McALLISTER, Isabel.
    Alfred Gilbert

    London A & C Black 1929

    236pp, 40 photo-gravure plates. 28x22, decorated cloth. Good, decorated cloth a bit worn but with good dust wrapper the design of which echoes the cloth design. Lower part of dust wrapper missing against back board. With striking early bookplate of Gavin Stamp on front paste down alongside London Institution stamp. Isabel McAllister, was a journalist and admirer of his work. After a period when he created few artworks, she helped rehabilitate his career in the 1920s. Gilbert's most highly profiled work is the statue of Anteros in Piccadily Circus but he had a wide ranging career in sculpture which is well illustrated here..

    Stock ID: 21489
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  • [O'CONNOR, John]
    An Essex Dozen a twelve point progress from London to the coast

    Colchester Benham 1953

    8vo. Grey paper covered boards overprinted with the title. Original glassine wrapper partially present. Very good copy. For private distribution. no 242 of 500 copies. Image of Liverpool Street Station and eleven further images all in Essex itself mainly in colour or duotone with one in black and white. Fascinating introduction on how the prints were made from O'Connor's original drawings adding to the interest of this title.

    Stock ID: 21035
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  • Arp by [ARP] SOBY, James Thrall. [Editor]
    [ARP] SOBY, James Thrall. [Editor]
    Arp

    New York Museum of Modern Art, distributed by Doubleday & Company. 1958

    126pp illustrated with b/w plates and one colour images on cardboard with cut outs. Articles by Jean Hans Arp, Richard Huelsenbeck, Robert Melville, Carola Giedion-Wilcker. 4to. Very good but with slightly worn dust wrapper.

    Stock ID: 21686
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    Ausonius, Decimus Magnus and done into English by Jack Lindsay by [BAWDEN]
    [BAWDEN]
    Ausonius, Decimus Magnus and done into English by Jack Lindsay

    London Fanfrolico Press nd 1930

    Unpaginated. Forty-two poems .Translated by Jack Lindsay and decorations by Edward Bawden. 235 x 155mm Blue cloth blind stamped patchwork pattern to boards. T.E.G. Printed on Charles I paper by the Fanfrolico Press. Limited edition no 71 of 400. Spine sunned else very good copy. Illustrations in black and white.

    Stock ID: 21033
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  • Big Pic Box by HOLMES Andrew
    HOLMES Andrew
    Big Pic Box

    London Architectural Association Box 4 2004

    [14] pamphlet with introductory text and large colour images + 18 large colour plates. Large square 4to in presentation box with decorated colour title on front. Box is a little dusty with small nick on lower edge else very good copy. The 18 plates are each composed of nine Polaroid images that can be assembled in any arrangement to form a composite work, called Nine Times. The images on these plates were the most controversial of Holmes' work at the time of publication, in both form and content: unlikely combinations of fragments of contemporary living -- urban waste, trucks, flowers, animals and images culled from the TV screen.

    Stock ID: 21500
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  • MANCHESTER ART TREASURES EXHIBITION 1857 STANTON, James Taylor, 1816-1875
    Bobby Shuttle un his woife Sayroh's visit to Manchester: un to th' greight Hert Treasures Eggshibishun, at Owd Trafford. Written for Bobby hissel by th' editor oth "Bowton Luminary" ..

    Manchester J Heywood 1857

    80pp 12mo. Blue decorated paper wrappers Very good. Wrappers a little dusty. Written in Lancashire dialect, one of a series of books written to explore Manchester and Lancashire people and places including Yetton Park, The Mechanic's Institute and other places. This particular volume explore the Manchester Art Treasures Exhibition of 1857. Humorous account but insightful on how ordinary people responded to the exhibition. Uncommon.

    Stock ID: 21840
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  • Book of Bridges by [KING, Jessie M.] ARCAMBEAU, Edme. [ text by]
    [KING, Jessie M.] ARCAMBEAU, Edme. [ text by]
    Book of Bridges

    London Gowans and Gray 1911

    149pp, coloured frontispiece and 17 colour plates each with captioned tissue guards. 4to 255 x 195 mm, Olive green gilt decorated binding with paste down image by King on upper board. Top edge gilt. Free end papers browned. Some brown spotting to deckle edges of the book else a very bright copy of this book. Gowans and Gray had commissioned her to do 18 water colours of the bridges of Paris before she left England for Paris in 1911 and this book is the result. Reference, Colin White, The Enchanted World of Jessie M. King. 1991.

    Stock ID: 21085
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  • Circular respecting memorial studies of St. Mark's Venice : now in progress under Mr. Ruskin's direction by [RUSKIN]
    [RUSKIN]
    Circular respecting memorial studies of St. Mark's Venice : now in progress under Mr. Ruskin's direction

    1879

    16pp. Paper wrapper. These a little browned else good copy. Last two pages uncut. Upper wrapper notes "This Circular will be given to Visitors to the Old Water-colour Society's Exhibition, Pall Mall East or on application to the Fine Art Society 148 New Bond Street."

    Stock ID: 21122
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  • Circular respecting memorial studies of St. Mark's Venice : now in progress under Mr. Ruskin's direction by [RUSKIN]
    [RUSKIN]
    Circular respecting memorial studies of St. Mark's Venice : now in progress under Mr. Ruskin's direction

    London Strangeways & Sons c1877

    8pp. Paper wrapper. These a little browned else good copy. L. Upper wrapper notes "This Circular will be given to Visitors to the Old Water-colour Society's Exhibition, Pall Mall East or on application to the Fine Art Society 148 New Bond Street." Name of Fanny Talbot on upper wrapper. Fanny Talbot (née) Browne (1824–1917) was a landowner and philanthropist, and a friend and correspondent of John Ruskin.

    Stock ID: 21539
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  • Collage by JANIS, Harriet & BLESH, Rudi
    JANIS, Harriet & BLESH, Rudi
    Collage Personalities, Concepts & Techniques

    Chilton Company, Philidelphia & New York 1962

    302pp+ b/w ill, boards, good. In frayed and chipped dust wrapper. Includes discussion about Cubism, Futurism, Dada & Surrealism. Gregory Gale's copy with pencil note "gift from Bob Sluteky 6 March 1970".

    Stock ID: 21682
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  • KANDINSKY Wassily
    Concerning the Spiritual in Art and Painting in Particular (1912)

    New York George Wittenborn Inc 1947

    Documents of Modern Art Series number 5 Edited by Robert Motherwell 93pp + (2)pp. Illustrated with b/w plates including frontis of the artist. Small 4to. 256x192mm. Wrappers a little dusty else a very good copy.

    Stock ID: 21736
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  • Du Cubisme a l'Art Abstrait by DELAUNAY, Robert.
    DELAUNAY, Robert.
    Du Cubisme a l'Art Abstrait Documents inédits publiés par Pierre Francastel et suivis d'un catalogue de l'oeuvre de R. Delaunay par Guy Habasque.

    Paris, S.E.V.P.E.N., 1957

    415 p. + 24 plates (8 colour) with 25 ill.; 4 additional ill. in text from drawings. Paper wrapper with dust wrapper which has a colouR Dealunay design on upper wrapper. Previously unpublished papers of Robert Delaunay organised in four parts. The last section is a catalogue of the work of R. Delaunay by Guy Habasque With an introduction by Robert Delaunay. Includes interviews, historic notes about the paintings, lists of works, lists of interviews, etc. Dust wrapper is fragile. It is slightly browned and clipped at head and base of spine with a small c 10mm square missing from upper wrapper. Previous owner's name on end paper.

    Stock ID: 21296
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  • Earls of Creation by LEES-MILNE James
    LEES-MILNE James
    Earls of Creation Five Great Patrons of Eighteenth-Century Art

    London Hamish Hamilton 1962

    First edition. 285pp, b/w photographic plates. 4to. Very good dw. Jacket design by Philip Waugh. D/w slightly creased and torn on top of spine. The five Earls in the title are Burlington, Pembroke, Leicester, Oxford and Bathurst and Lees-Milne shows how they flourished at a time when the fashionable amateur exercised greater influence than ever before in British art. Previous owner's bookplate on front pastedown.

    Stock ID: 21633
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  • LEWIS, John and BRINKLEY John.
    Graphic Design: Lettering Typography and Illustration

    London Routledge, Kegan and Paul 1954

    198pp illustrated. 122 ills, 40 plates about the basic principles on which graphic artists work; Jan van Krimpen, Eric Gill, Paul Nash, Eric Rvilious, Lynton Lamb and others; 4to. Good copy with slightly worn and chipped dust wrapper. Printed by W S Cowell Limited at the Buttermarket Press, Ipswich. Ownership name of Michael Harvey in neat hand on front end paper.

    Stock ID: 21055
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