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  • [GREENBERG] O'BRIAN John (edited by)
    The Collected Essays Criticisim: Volumes 1-4

    Chicago and London, Chicago University Press 1986, 1988, 1986 and 1986

    Volume I(1986) Perceptions and Judgements 1939-1944, Volume 2 (1998) Arrogant Purpose 1945-1949, Volume 3 (1986) Affirmations and Refusals 1950-1956 and Volume 4 (1986) Modernism and Vengeance 1957-1969. Volume 1 and 2, paperback, the other two are boards with dust wrappers. All very good. First two volumes preserved with sticky backed plastic neatly applied to wrappers. Good set.

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  • O'CONNOR. John,
    The English Scene

    Risbury, Herefordshire The Whitington Press 2004

    72pp, 37 bw and colour wood engravings by John O'Connor. No 55 of the edition of 200 copies, initialled in pencil by the artist at the end. 12.5 x 9.75 inches. Cloth backed decorated boards, gilt title, In matching board slip case. A survey by the artist of the best of his earlier work, little of which has been seen before, with comments by the artist about each block. This book was on the press when the artist died (5 March 2004) and incorporates his last wishes to have a number of the wood engravings printed in colour or with a second colour lino block. Set in 14 pt. Bell type and printed…

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    Risbury, Herefordshire The Whitington Press 2004

    72pp, 37 bw and colour wood engravings by John O'Connor. No 55 of the edition of 200 copies, initialled in pencil by the artist at the end. 12.5 x 9.75 inches. Cloth backed decorated boards, gilt title, In matching board slip case. A survey by the artist of the best of his earlier work, little of which has been seen before, with comments by the artist about each block. This book was on the press when the artist died (5 March 2004) and incorporates his last wishes to have a number of the wood engravings printed in colour or with a second colour lino block. Set in 14 pt. Bell type and printed on Fabriano and Hahnemuhle Ingres and Oxford cream laid papers.

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    Stock ID: 13385
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  • (THE INDEPENDENT GROUP) ROBBINS, David. (editor)
    The Independent Group: Postwar Britain and the Aesthetics of Plenty

    Cambridge, MA and London, England The MIT Press 1990

    256pp colour + b/w illus. Long 4to yellow cloth with pictorial dust wrapper. Small library stamp on half title for the University of Technology, Sydney. A very good copy. Published to accompany the exhibition of the same title. A comprehensive study of the Independent Group, with essays by Theo Crosby, A+ P Smithson and Diane Kirkpatrick. As well as critical writings from Lawrence Alloway, Reyner Banham, Eduardo Paolozzi, et al.

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  • The Metalization of a Dream by POLOZZI, Eduardo
    POLOZZI, Eduardo
    The Metalization of a Dream with a commentary by Lawrence Alloway.

    London Lion and Unicorn Press 1963

    no 205 of approximately 400 copies. 64pp + monochrome and colour reproductions Cloth spine with silver lettered titles, embossed boards with devices and with Paolozzi designs in silver across on upper and lower boards. Decorated end papers. Originally issued with clear acetate wrapper not present in this copy. The Metallization of a Dream is the title of a collaborative project between the critic Lawrence Alloway and the artist Eduardo Paolozzi, which resulted in the publication of this limited edition. The book was designed by John Munday in collaboration with the artist.

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  • The Modern Woodcut by FURST, Herbert.
    FURST, Herbert.
    The Modern Woodcut A Study of the evolution of the craft ..... With a chapter on xylography by W. Thomas Smith. With over 200 illustrations in black and white, sixteen plates in colour.

    London, John Lane, The Bodley Head Ltd., 1924

    xviii, 271 pp. 4to. Cream cloth with vignette on upper board and black lettered titles. Good copy with slightly worn dust wrapper, this frayed a little at the head of the spine. Key reference text on the woodcut.

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  • EVANS Mwfanwy (editor)
    The Painters Object

    London Gerald Howe 1937

    viii.147 pages. colour frontis of Picasso Still Life 1922. 48 b&w photo and other illustrations by Paul Nash, Piper, Sutherland, Trevelyan Picasso , Ernst, Calder de Chirico and Moholy-Nagy. printed at the Curwen Press. Original blue cloth, gilt lettering.

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  • The Picture Book of Flying by DOBIAS, Frank.
    DOBIAS, Frank.
    The Picture Book of Flying

    New York The Macmillan Co., 1928

    64pp, illustrated with strident colour illustrations throughout including many full page ones. Decorated cloth and end papers. Good copy with rather worn and frayed dust wrapper although this is complete. One of a series of Macmillan Picture Books on transport and related subjects aimed at children. Good on the early days of aviation. Art deco styled dust wrapper. and design on the cloth covered boards.

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  • The Poet Assassinated by Signed by Jim Dine on title page [DINE, Jim] APOLLINAIRE, Guillaume.
    Signed by Jim Dine on title page [DINE, Jim] APOLLINAIRE, Guillaume.
    The Poet Assassinated

    New York Holt, Rinehart and Winston 1968

    First edition. 128pp illustrated. 4to. Very good condition; clean and crisp; inscribed on title page and with very good dust wrapper in protective glassine wrapper. Translation by Rod Padgett.

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  • RUSKIN, John.
    The Political Economy of Art Being the substance (with additions) of two lectures delivered at Manchester, July 10th and 13th, 1857

    London Smith, Elder and Co. 1857

    First edition. 248pp, publishers ads on end papers. Original 8vo printed boards, spine repaired. Published as part of the publisher's 'New Cheap Series'. Bookplate of Arthur Digby Besant, 1914 and Gavin Stamp, 1978. Arthur Digby Besant was the son of Annie Besant and joined the Theosophical Society in 1893. Architectural bookplate on paste down opposite that of Gavin's. There is also a signature on the printed end paper of F Besant dated 1865.

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  • [SATURDAY BOOK] RUSSELL, Leonard. [Editor to 1952] HADFIELD, John. [Editor thereafter]
    The Saturday Book 3-34 + supplementary volume

    london Hutchinson 1941-1975 and 1981 "Best of Saturday Book" edition.

    Number 1 and 2 missing from this otherwise complete run. The many writers who contributed to the series included H. E. Bates, John Betjeman, Graham Greene, Laurie Lee, Philip Larkin, John Masefield, H. J. Massingham, George Orwell, J. B. Priestley, L. T. C. Rolt, Siegfried Sassoon, Evelyn Waugh and P. G. Wodehouse. The Saturday Book provided literary and artistic compendium about life in Britain during the Second World War and then the following decades. Illustrators included Noel Carrington, Laurence Scarfe, Agnes Millelr Parker and photographers regularly appearing include Bill Brandt, Edwin Smith an E. .O Hoppé amongst others. Nice set with dust wrappers and boxes where appropriate. All dust…

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    london Hutchinson 1941-1975 and 1981 "Best of Saturday Book" edition.

    Number 1 and 2 missing from this otherwise complete run. The many writers who contributed to the series included H. E. Bates, John Betjeman, Graham Greene, Laurie Lee, Philip Larkin, John Masefield, H. J. Massingham, George Orwell, J. B. Priestley, L. T. C. Rolt, Siegfried Sassoon, Evelyn Waugh and P. G. Wodehouse. The Saturday Book provided literary and artistic compendium about life in Britain during the Second World War and then the following decades. Illustrators included Noel Carrington, Laurence Scarfe, Agnes Millelr Parker and photographers regularly appearing include Bill Brandt, Edwin Smith an E. .O Hoppé amongst others. Nice set with dust wrappers and boxes where appropriate. All dust wrappers are slightly worn. Ex libris Gavin Stamp with his bookplate.

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    Stock ID: 20051
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  • The Soloman R Guggenheim Museum by [GUGGENHEIM GUIDE BOOK] SWEENEY James J. [Introuction]
    [GUGGENHEIM GUIDE BOOK] SWEENEY James J. [Introuction]
    The Soloman R Guggenheim Museum

    New York Published by the Museum nd c1959

    Unpaginated. Introduction c4pp translated into German & French as well as in English b.w plates. Paper wrappers. Small 8vo. Pen note by previous owner who was Cordelia Oliver, who was an Art Critic at the Guardian and Glasgow Herald before going to work at the New York Times in the 1980s. The few annotations are reputedly hers.

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  • The Stowe Catalogue, Priced and Annotated: by STOWE: FORSTER, Henry Rumsey.
    STOWE: FORSTER, Henry Rumsey.
    The Stowe Catalogue, Priced and Annotated:

    London, David Bogue 1848

    Frontispiece shows reproduction of Rembrandt painting, with tissue guard, title page, + list of subscribers + xxxiiip introduction, illustrated with steel engravings, 310pp documenting the sale including some illustrations of objects in the sale. Includes historical notes on Stowe with engravings. 22 pages of advertisements at rear including one for 1849 24 day sale of the library at Stowe by Sotheby's 4to. Half calf, green, blind stamped cloth, Rebacked to make a good copy with original spine lettering preserved. Bookplate of J Sulley, Nottingham. [ Possibly Joseph Sulley, Nottingham Jeweller an father of architect Henry Sulley] The bankruptcy of Richard Grenville, 2nd Duke of Buckingham and Chandos led to this famous Stowe sale of paintings,…

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    London, David Bogue 1848

    Frontispiece shows reproduction of Rembrandt painting, with tissue guard, title page, + list of subscribers + xxxiiip introduction, illustrated with steel engravings, 310pp documenting the sale including some illustrations of objects in the sale. Includes historical notes on Stowe with engravings. 22 pages of advertisements at rear including one for 1849 24 day sale of the library at Stowe by Sotheby's 4to. Half calf, green, blind stamped cloth, Rebacked to make a good copy with original spine lettering preserved. Bookplate of J Sulley, Nottingham. [ Possibly Joseph Sulley, Nottingham Jeweller an father of architect Henry Sulley] The bankruptcy of Richard Grenville, 2nd Duke of Buckingham and Chandos led to this famous Stowe sale of paintings, sculpture and other works of art in 1848.

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  • [SUNDOUR]
    The Sundour Diary and Notebook

    Morton Sundour Fabrics Limited 1958

    Bound in Sundour bookcloth. Long 16mo Red lettering. Decorated end papers, blue paper. Unlike the earlier versions of the diary and notebook, the extra illustrations are confined to the front and rear end papers. Artist for these not attributed. Nice item.

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  • The Turner Prize Song Art or Arse? You be the judge by THE STUCKISTS - CHILDISH. Billy, Words and Music by.
    THE STUCKISTS - CHILDISH. Billy, Words and Music by.
    The Turner Prize Song Art or Arse? You be the judge

    Promoted by Joe Crompton 2000

    Limited edition CD. Includes the title song, The Turner Prize Song Art or Arse? - You Be the Judge with Tracey Emin's voice at the beginning, and another song, Anachronism in the UK, both written and sung by Billy Childish with Wolf Howard, plus The Turner Prize Manifesto, read by Charles Thomson. In original plastic box with cover picture of "The Tat Gallery". Produced in 2000 in association with a rival exhibition, The Real Turner Prize Show, which denounced the Turner prize, one of the most prestigious in the world, as "an ongoing national joke". The serious point of the Stuckists was that the traditional skills of painting and sculpture were rubbished by what…

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    Promoted by Joe Crompton 2000

    Limited edition CD. Includes the title song, The Turner Prize Song Art or Arse? - You Be the Judge with Tracey Emin's voice at the beginning, and another song, Anachronism in the UK, both written and sung by Billy Childish with Wolf Howard, plus The Turner Prize Manifesto, read by Charles Thomson. In original plastic box with cover picture of "The Tat Gallery". Produced in 2000 in association with a rival exhibition, The Real Turner Prize Show, which denounced the Turner prize, one of the most prestigious in the world, as "an ongoing national joke". The serious point of the Stuckists was that the traditional skills of painting and sculpture were rubbished by what they called "the Serota brigade" after Sir Nicholas Serota, director of the Tate.

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    Stock ID: 18239
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  • The Works of Alison Britton by [BRITTON]
    [BRITTON]
    The Works of Alison Britton

    London Crafts Council 1980

    36pp with text pages illustrated in b.w and on brown paper. Ceramic illustrated with colour plates. Paper wrappers. Introductory text by John Houston. Also includes biographical details of the artist.

    Stock ID: 20831
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  • [MONVEL] WIDOR, Charles M.
    Vieilles Chansons et Rondes Pour Les Petits Enfants

    Paris Librairie Plon 1927

    Decorated cloth binding, overprinted with titles on upper boards and gilt embossed flower. 47pp, beautifully illustrated with vignettes by Monvel. Oblong 4to. "1934 dedication on a pasted down label - all good wishes for the boy from Mrs Charles Richard Williams Christmas 1934". Binding a little shaky else good copy. Text of songs in French. Some with accompaniment music also written out.

    Stock ID: 21046
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