Art

  • [McKNIGHT KAUFFER] HAWORTH - BOOTH, Mark.
    E McKnight Kauffer

    London Gordon Fraser 1979

    134 + [2]pp illustrated with black and white and colour plates. Large 4to. From the collection of S J Talbot with his bookplate on front paste down. On front end paper institutional stamp of North Staffordshire Polytechnic but no other marks indicating a library copy. Good with slightly worn dust wrapper.

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  • Ed Kluz: by (ED KLUZ) Knox, Tim HORSFALL TURNER, Olivia.
    (ED KLUZ) Knox, Tim HORSFALL TURNER, Olivia.
    Ed Kluz: The Lost House Revisited

    London Merrell 2017

    Foreword by John Harris. 192 pages 200 illustrations. 4to. Red boards with illustrated dust wrapper. Stunning publication which illustrates Ed Kluz's paintings with commentaries by the authors on the houses featured and lost country houses in general.

    Stock ID: 20659
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  • English, Scottish and Welsh Landscape: Verse Chosen by John Betjeman and Geoffrey Taylor by BETJEMAN John, Geoffrey TAYLOR and John PIPER
    BETJEMAN John, Geoffrey TAYLOR and John PIPER
    English, Scottish and Welsh Landscape: Verse Chosen by John Betjeman and Geoffrey Taylor

    London: Frederick Muller 1944

    121pp with c.20 full page coloured lithographs. Small 8vo in decorated cloth with design by Piper, some shelf wear to spine and corners otherwise vg. A selection of poems about British landscape, illustrated with lovely colour lithographs by John Piper. Part of the New Excursions into English Poetry Series.

    Stock ID: 20847
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  • [RAVILIOUS] CHASE, Michael [ preface]
    Eric Ravilious 1903-1942: an exhibition organised by The Victor Batte-Lay Trust

    Colchester The Minories 1972

    Unpaginated. [24]pp, 121 numbers + b/w illustrations. 4to. Stiff card wrappers, decorated on inner. Includes five recollections by Edward Bawden, Douglas Percy Bliss, Celia Lady Sempill, Helen Binyon and Paul Nash.

    Stock ID: 21048
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  • Fads and Fancies by Inscribed by Eduardo Paolozzi SUTTON, Denys. [ with an introducction by Kenneth Clark ]
    Inscribed by Eduardo Paolozzi SUTTON, Denys. [ with an introducction by Kenneth Clark ]
    Fads and Fancies

    Salisbury Michael Russell Publishing 1980

    240pp illustrated with b/w and colour plates. 4to. Very good with worn and slightly chipped dust wrapper. Inscribed and signed by Eduardo Paolozzi to Robin Spencer, "For Robin from EP Dec 1980" Eighteen illustrated essays which first appeared in Apollo Magazine

    Stock ID: 20599
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  • (FELIX KELLY)
    Felix Kelly

    London Partridge Fine Arts Ltd 1986

    Unpaginated 16pp. b/w + colour ills with captions. Sq 8vo illustrated wrappers. Catalogue for the exhibition held at Partridge Fine Arts, 5th to 21st November 1986, 26 works listed. Loosely inserted a.l.s from Felix Kelly to Gavin Stamp dated 18th April 1988. Concerns an article written by Gavin Stamp in the architects Journal on the Howard Building, Downing College, Oxford. Felix Kelly designed Henbury Hall for Sebastian De Ferranti, Henbury was based on Palladio's Villa Rotonda. The Architect of choice was Quinlan Terry,who was later removed from the project as his design was not to De Ferranti's taste. In this letter Kelly discusses encountering similar qualities with Terry's plan as were outlined in…

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    London Partridge Fine Arts Ltd 1986

    Unpaginated 16pp. b/w + colour ills with captions. Sq 8vo illustrated wrappers. Catalogue for the exhibition held at Partridge Fine Arts, 5th to 21st November 1986, 26 works listed. Loosely inserted a.l.s from Felix Kelly to Gavin Stamp dated 18th April 1988. Concerns an article written by Gavin Stamp in the architects Journal on the Howard Building, Downing College, Oxford. Felix Kelly designed Henbury Hall for Sebastian De Ferranti, Henbury was based on Palladio's Villa Rotonda. The Architect of choice was Quinlan Terry,who was later removed from the project as his design was not to De Ferranti's taste. In this letter Kelly discusses encountering similar qualities with Terry's plan as were outlined in Gavin Stamp's article on the Howard Building, . The first image to appear in the catalogue '2 Palladian House on the Causeway' has a pen annotation stating 'This is really Henbury'. From the collection of Gavin Stamp.

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    Stock ID: 20118
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  • BLYTHE Ronald (Letters edited by)
    First Friends: Paul and Bunty, John and Christine - and Carrington

    Wakefield The Fleece Press 1997

    180pp. Tipped-in colour illustrations. 8vo. A Fine volume in quarter cloth with decorative patterned paper (based on Paul Nash design) over boards with paper label on spine in a fine slipcase. The narrative story of four students, Dora Carrington, Paul Nash and his brother John, and Christine Kuhlenthal, who formed friendships as they came together at the Slade School of Painting in the years just prior to the 1st World War. Ronald Blythe, (author of "Akenfield") a friend of the Nash's, draws heavily from letters, photographs, drawings and paintings to reveal an intimate portrait of these friends and of the time in which they lived. Printed at the Fleece Press by Simon Lawrence. Limited…

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    Wakefield The Fleece Press 1997

    180pp. Tipped-in colour illustrations. 8vo. A Fine volume in quarter cloth with decorative patterned paper (based on Paul Nash design) over boards with paper label on spine in a fine slipcase. The narrative story of four students, Dora Carrington, Paul Nash and his brother John, and Christine Kuhlenthal, who formed friendships as they came together at the Slade School of Painting in the years just prior to the 1st World War. Ronald Blythe, (author of "Akenfield") a friend of the Nash's, draws heavily from letters, photographs, drawings and paintings to reveal an intimate portrait of these friends and of the time in which they lived. Printed at the Fleece Press by Simon Lawrence. Limited (but un-numbered) edition of 300. Set in Centaur, printed on Zerkall and bound in Otley by Smith Settle.

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    Stock ID: 13379
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  • For AIDS Exhibition by GILBERT & GEORGE
    GILBERT & GEORGE
    For AIDS Exhibition

    London Anthony d'Offay Gallery 1989

    25pp, full col. plates. 8vo. Illustrated wrappers. Wrappers a little sunned, else very good. 25 item catalogue for an exhibition held 20 April to 20 May 1989. The entire proceeds were to be donated to CRUSAID, the charity set up to help people living with HIV and AIDS.

    Stock ID: 15542
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  • Forty Years of Modern Art 1907-1947 by INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ARTS (READ Herbert introduction)
    INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ARTS (READ Herbert introduction)
    Forty Years of Modern Art 1907-1947 A Selection from British Collections, Exhibition held at the Academy Hall, Oxford Street

    London ICA 1948

    Unpaginated. 3pp essay + 29 full page colour and b/w plates. Long 8vo Catalogue iin paper wraps. A little dusty else very good. Typography By Herbert Spencer and printed by Lund Humphries. Lovely period item. Artists include Max Ernst, Graham Sutherland, Mattise, , Fancis Hodgkins, Augustus John, Sickert and many others drawing widely on international artists alongside British ones.

    Stock ID: 15113
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  • CHAPLIN, Stephen.
    Forty-two Exercises

    Leeds: Printed by W. S. Maney & Son Ltd. 1974

    Limited Edition of 100 copies, this being No. 26. Paperback. Yellow wrappers, lightly rubbed along spine, light spots to some pages, in good+ condition. Octavo. , 42 pages of passages, SIGNED by Stephen Chaplin on the title page, the author was an artist and lecturer in Art in Leeds from 1961-1991

    Stock ID: 20299
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  • From Media to Metaphor: by ATKINS, Robert and SOKOLOWISKI, Thomas W. (Guest curators)
    ATKINS, Robert and SOKOLOWISKI, Thomas W. (Guest curators)
    From Media to Metaphor: Art About Aids

    Independent Curators INC 1991

    72pp b/w illustrations, colour image reproduced from the Shift which is a fold out. 4to holographic wrapper, slightly rubbed in places else a good copy. Catalogue to accompany the travelling exhibition of artists' responses to the AIDS crisis Includes a dialogue between Robert Atkins and Thomas W. Sokolowski on the art world's role in invoking the American psyche of the time + a pop-out timeline of the AIDS crisis.

    Stock ID: 18353
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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.

    Stock ID: 21055
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  • (GRAYSON PERRY) JARDINE Lisa (text by)
    Grayson Perry

    London Victoria Miro Gallery 2004

    Unpaginated. c80pp illustrated with many full page colour plates. Decorated end papers which are notional maps. Yellow Laminated boards with gold decoration on upper board. Show which followed Perry winning the Turner Prize. Lovely book to accompany the the exhibition by Grayson Perry, 14 October to 13 November 2004 at the Victoria Miro Gallery. Beautifully produced.

    Stock ID: 16327
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  • PITTS, J Martin
    Gymnopaediae

    Llandogo, Near Monmouth, Old Stile Press 1989

    Limited edition of 220 copies, this being no. 174 signed by the artist, J. Martin Pitts. pp [75]. Linocut illustrations throughout. Original publisher's quarter black cloth, with title blind stamped at spine and blue illustrated paper boards. Hardback. Slip-Case. 4to. No dust wrapper as issued. Copiously illustrated in colour and black and white throughout. The images in the book are inspired by ritural dances held in the ancient city of Thera. First among the sanctuaries and temples of the city was that of Apollo Karneios and in the middle of the month Karneios (August-September) the Karneia took place - the solemn and important festival introduced from Sparta.At the height of the festivities…

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    Llandogo, Near Monmouth, Old Stile Press 1989

    Limited edition of 220 copies, this being no. 174 signed by the artist, J. Martin Pitts. pp [75]. Linocut illustrations throughout. Original publisher's quarter black cloth, with title blind stamped at spine and blue illustrated paper boards. Hardback. Slip-Case. 4to. No dust wrapper as issued. Copiously illustrated in colour and black and white throughout. The images in the book are inspired by ritural dances held in the ancient city of Thera. First among the sanctuaries and temples of the city was that of Apollo Karneios and in the middle of the month Karneios (August-September) the Karneia took place - the solemn and important festival introduced from Sparta.At the height of the festivities and when the moon was full, were the Gymnopaediae. On a specially dedicated square, close by the cliff edge, and watched by the citizens (some of whom were moved to express their feelings in graffiti which are still visible in the stones) naked boys danced and sang paeans to the patron of the palaestra, Apollo Kourotrophos,From the collection of Bruce Wannell with his bookplate which was specially made by Mark Hearld in York. Very good copy.

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    Stock ID: 20868
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  • Highland Stoneware by HASLAM, Malcolm
    HASLAM, Malcolm
    Highland Stoneware The first twenty five years of a Scottish Pottery

    Beauchamp Richard Dennis 1991

    112pp illustrated with colour and b/w plates. Tall 4to. Fine copy with dust wrapper and decorated end papers . Signed dedication copy from the author to Eduardo Paolozzi with best wishes inscription on the title page. Published to mark the 25th anniversary of this pottery situated in the far north of Scotland.

    Stock ID: 20577
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  • The history of the Guinness Doctors' Books are that Bensons, the advertising agency acting on behalf of Guinness at the time, actively sought testimonials from doctors to substantiate and give credibility to the "Guinness Is Good For You" proposition. Thousands were happy to oblige. As a means of encouraging the relationship and fostering goodwill, the agency hit upon the idea of producing collectable, limited-edition soft-back booklets which were sent out to doctors each Christmas from 1933 until 1939; the practice was revived after the war in 1950 and continued until 1966. The themed, lavishly illustrated books, notable for their whimsical charm and overt literary parody, contained many lateral - and often ingenious - references to Guinness, both visual and verbal.
    Hobby Horses by Guinness Illustrated by Rowland Emmett Arthur Guinness, Son and Company
    Guinness Illustrated by Rowland Emmett Arthur Guinness, Son and Company
    Hobby Horses With riders by Guinness

    Dublin, Arthur Guinness, Son & Co 1958

    Guinness 24pp colour illustrations throughout the text . Very bright copy. Printed by W S Cowell

    Stock ID: 21329
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  • Information by McSHINE, Kynaston [editor] LIPPARD, Lucy [text by] et al.
    McSHINE, Kynaston [editor] LIPPARD, Lucy [text by] et al.
    Information Catalogue of an exhibition curated by Kynaston McShine and held at MoMA in New York between 2 July and 20 September 1970.

    New York MoMA 1970

    208pp illustrated with b/w plates, line illustrations throughout. 4to. Very good. Slightly darkened on spine which is a little rubbed on edges. In the summer of 1970, the Museum of Modern Art in New York mounted the now legendary exhibition Information, one of the first surveys of conceptual art. Conceived by MoMA's celebrated curator Kynaston McShine as an "international report" on contemporary trends, the show and attendant catalogue together assembled the work of more than 96 artists from 15 countries. The exhibition presented videos and installations etc. Amongst artists exhibiting were Edward Ruscha, Robert Smithson, Keith Arnatt, Hamish Fulton, Jeff Wall and Bruce McClean, to just pick a few names from the catalogue. Hard to…

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    New York MoMA 1970

    208pp illustrated with b/w plates, line illustrations throughout. 4to. Very good. Slightly darkened on spine which is a little rubbed on edges. In the summer of 1970, the Museum of Modern Art in New York mounted the now legendary exhibition Information, one of the first surveys of conceptual art. Conceived by MoMA's celebrated curator Kynaston McShine as an "international report" on contemporary trends, the show and attendant catalogue together assembled the work of more than 96 artists from 15 countries. The exhibition presented videos and installations etc. Amongst artists exhibiting were Edward Ruscha, Robert Smithson, Keith Arnatt, Hamish Fulton, Jeff Wall and Bruce McClean, to just pick a few names from the catalogue. Hard to find in the original. A fiftieth anniversary edition was published in 2019.

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    Stock ID: 20989
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  • McCALL, Mitzi.
    Interior with Figure: The Life and Painting of Charles McCall

    Lewes The Book Guild 1987

    198pp illustrated with 12 pages of b/w plates. Very good with dust wrapper. Inscribed and signed "For Sir Eduardo, in the hope it may interest you with every good wish Mitzi McCall 30 May 1994"

    Stock ID: 20598
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  • The history of the Guinness Doctors' Books are that Bensons, the advertising agency acting on behalf of Guinness at the time, actively sought testimonials from doctors to substantiate and give credibility to the "Guinness Is Good For You" proposition. Thousands were happy to oblige. As a means of encouraging the relationship and fostering goodwill, the agency hit upon the idea of producing collectable, limited-edition soft-back booklets which were sent out to doctors each Christmas from 1933 until 1939; the practice was revived after the war in 1950 and continued until 1966. The themed, lavishly illustrated books, notable for their whimsical charm and overt literary parody, contained many lateral - and often ingenious - references to Guinness, both visual and verbal.
    Jabberwocky Re-Versed & Other Guinness Versions ( These Parodies & Imitations of Verses & Scenes from Alice in Wonderland ) includes Humpty Dumpty with a Difference, Tortoise Turned Turtle, Unmistakability, Guinness Through The Looking Glass by Guinness Illustrated by Antony Groves-Raines Arthur Guinness, Son and Company
    Guinness Illustrated by Antony Groves-Raines Arthur Guinness, Son and Company
    Jabberwocky Re-Versed & Other Guinness Versions ( These Parodies & Imitations of Verses & Scenes from Alice in Wonderland ) includes Humpty Dumpty with a Difference, Tortoise Turned Turtle, Unmistakability, Guinness Through The Looking Glass

    Dublin, Arthur Guinness, Son & Co 1935

    Guinness 24pp colour illustrations throughout the text, a collection of parodies and imitations of common rhymes advertising Guinness. Paper wrappers which are stapled. A little dusty else good copy.

    Stock ID: 21320
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  • [PIPER] SPALDING Frances
    John Piper, Myfanwy Piper Lives in Art

    Oxford University Press 2009

    624pp with 80 b/w illus and 80 colour plates. 4to in board with decorated dw. First edition. The first comprehensive account of the life and work of John Piper, with in-depth research into all his major commissions. This text also uncovers the life and work of Myfanwy Piper, including her collaborations with the composers Benjamin Britten and Alun Hoddinott, and her part in the avant-garde movement in English art during the 1930s.

    Stock ID: 19094
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