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1 Ames, Kenneth L.;Ward, Gerald W.R. Decorative Arts and Household Furnishings in America, 1650-1920: An Annotated Bibliography
Charlottesville, Virginia, U.S.A. Univ of Virginia Pr 1989 0912724196 / 9780912724195 Hardcover Fine 
Book. 4to - over 9" - 12" tall. 392 pp. of text. Pristine condition of important bibliographic reference. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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2 Berenson, Bernard The Italian Painters of the Renaissance
Garden City, N.Y. Phaidon Publishers Inc 1952 First Edition Thus Cloth Fine Good Jacket 
4to - over 9. Book. Classic on the subject, by the great scholar, authenticator, connoisseur and stealth partner of the art dealer Joseph Duveen. xiii + 488 pp., with 400 illustrations, including many tipped in color reproductions of artworks. A must for any student or enthusiast of the Italian masters. Fine, with Good DJ. DJ chipped along upper edge, and some light water stain and remnant of blue paste on label, perhaps, in lower region. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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3 Canemaker, John; Forward By Maurice Sendak Winsor McCay: His Life and Art
New York, New York, U.S.A. Abbeville Promotional 1987 0896596877 / 9780896596870 First Edition Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
Book. With inscription by author. Two other inked inscriptions on FFEP. DJ has tiniest spot where worn white on upper spine. 
Price: 60.00 USD
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4 Chatterton, E. Keble Old Sea Paintings: The Story of Maritime Art as Depicted By the Great Masters
London and New York John Lane, The Bodley Head Limited; Dodd, Mead and Company 1928 Hardcover Very Good MacPherson Collection 
Book. 4to - over 9. VG overall. Blue cloth boards have soilage, some mild sunning to spine; Interior clean and fine. Traces the beginning of marine painting through the nineteenth century, with 15 color plate illustrations, 95 black and white plates; most art from MacPherson Collection. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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5 Chatterton, E. Keble Old Ship Prints. With Eighteen Illustrations in Colour and Ninety-Five in Black and White From the Macpherson Collection
London John Lane, The Bodley Head Limited 1927 First Limited Edition Cloth Very Good Plus MacPherson Collection 
No. 105 of 125 numbered copies with three extra illustrations in color. 4to. (11 by 9 inches.) xiv, [2], 182, 8 pp. Preceded Chatteron's "Old Sea Painting", and the two make for a highly pleasurable survey of maritime art. In this work Chatterton, in a easy conversational style, discusses not just the art itself, but necessarily the larger maritime history and printing history. Paper is hand-made high quality rag. Gilt decorated cloth. TEG. Moderate wear. 
Price: 325.00 USD
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6 Cox, David. Foreward by A. L. Baldry. Edited by Geoffrey Holme A Treatise on Landscape Painting in Water Colours
London The Studio, Ltd. 1922 Limited Edition, First Edition thus 
Limited edition of 250, of which this is No. 42. Large 4to, 12 by 8.5 inches. With 16 entrancing tipped-in color plates, along with many other woodcut illustrations of windmills, castles, churchyards, harbors, ruins, etc. This is an updated edition of Cox's important treatise from 1813. Full vellum has considerable wear of surface, as typical of type of vellum. A few chips to the decorative endpapers. heavy toning to a few prelim leaves. Otherwise clean and bright. 
Price: 175.00 USD
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7 Heal, Sir Ambrose London Tradesmen's Cards of the XVIII Century: An Account of Their Origin and Use
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1925 First Cloth Near Fine 
Book. 1/250 limited edition. vii + 110 pp. + 101 full page plates depicting trademen's cards, which were rococo works of art. Also offering a glimpse into 18th century society, with professions and trades now obscure to us. A most unusual, pleasurable and enlightening study by a leading British expert on the decorative arts during the early 20th century. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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The Art of Walter Crane, Konody, P. G.
8 Konody, P. G. The Art of Walter Crane
London George Bell & Sons 1902 First Edition Decorated Cloth Good Crane, Walter 
Folio - over 12. Book. xiii + 148 pp., and numerous plates, many in color, of Crane's wondrous oeuvre. This includes not just book and children's book illustration for which he is very much still celebrated, but also wallpaper design, other decorative arts designs, and traditional graphic arts such as paintings. Without a doubt the greatest study of Crane's work to this day, and also the best anthology of his work in a single volume. Front hinge broken. Considerable amount of soilage to blue decorated cloth boards and spine. Fraying of threads along joints. Rear joint has minor starting at top. Still, gilt decoratiion of Greek goddesses and crane on front, crane and pallettes on back reasonably bright. Some minor occasional soilage to text pages, but overall, interior clean, making this a good copy overall, with an exterior that is fair. 
Price: 950.00 USD
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La Vie De St. Bruno:  Fondateur De L'Ordre Des Chartreux Peinte Au Cloistre De La Chartreuse De Paris, Le Sueur, Eustache
9 Le Sueur, Eustache La Vie De St. Bruno: Fondateur De L'Ordre Des Chartreux Peinte Au Cloistre De La Chartreuse De Paris
Paris Chez Le Veuve De F. Chereau 1660 Hardcover Very Good Le Sueur; Engraved By Francois Chavueau 
Book. Elephant Folio - over 15. Elephantine Folio, 18 x 12.5", 2ff, 22 engraved plates with letterpress, including engraved title and dedication. Early 19th century half calf with marbled paper over boards, minimal wear, spine tooled in gilt; soiling on title page, tiny tears to two edges of title, final plate lightly foxed in margins and light mark on engraving. Generally plates very clean. Very impressive plates telling story of St. Bruno. Engravings of paintings commissioned by King. St. Bruno was patron saint and founder of the Carthusians, an order of monks established in 1084, near Grenoble. Le Sueur (1616-1655) painted these large panels for the religious order, and they are the artist's most important work. Paintings afterward sold to Louis XVI and are now in the Louvre. THese Chauveau (1613-1676) engravings were much sought after by collectors. 
Price: 2250.00 USD
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10 Lion Feuchtwanger Goya oder der Arge Weg der Erkenntnis Mit acht Farbtafeln
Hamburg Bertelsmann Lesering 1957 First Edition Cloth Near Fine 
A little soiling on the front board and the lightest of use evident otherwise. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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11 Longus. Illustrations by [Marcel] Vertes (1895-1961) Translated into French by Jacques Amyot. Edited by P. L. Courier Dahpnis et Chloe
Paris Manuel Bruker 1954 First Limited Edition Wraps Very Good 
No. 12 of 20. With a folio of three original ink drawings signed by Vertes, a folio of 10 engravings that were rejected for use in the book proper, and a suite of all the engravings used in the book. This copy is also inscribed by the artist to the collector/owner, which is not something called for in the limitation. 204 pp. Stylistically, the Hungarian-American Vertes brought a loose, near-abstraction sensibility to what nonetheless remained lucidly representational art. He executed his images with a spare economy while keeping his lines fluid and flowing. At times his output could look slapdash and improvisational; this effect, though, splendidly captured the emphemeral moment in an ever-changing scene, and we can sense easily movement and motion. Vertes was a modernist very much of his time and place. His was an oeuvre that dared to please the average man, and thus his work decorate such places as the lobby of the Carlyle Hotel in New York. Vertes was also a costume designer who won an Academy Award for his art direction and costume designs in the movie "Moulin Rouge" released in 1952. 
Price: 3750.00 USD
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12 Mahony, Bertha E., Louise Payson Latimer, Beulah Folmsbee Illustrators of Children's Books 1744 - 1945
Boston The Horn Book Inc. 1970 Hardcover Fine Very Good Jacket 

Price: 70.00 USD
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Victorian Book Design and Colour Printing, McLean, Ruari
13 McLean, Ruari Victorian Book Design and Colour Printing
Berkeley University of California Press 1972 Cloth Fine Fine Jacket 
4to. xii, 241 pp. Revised and enlarged edition. With sixteen color plates and numerous black and white plates. A deservedly standard work on 19th Century book design and printing. Both a splendid book production itself and a go-to source for information on book production. Scholarly yet entertaining, and it can be profitably read through or plumbed now and then for small bits. 
Price: 165.00 USD
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14 Michener, James A. Japanese Prints from the Early Masters to the Modern
Rutland, Vermont; Tokyo, Japan Charles E. Tuttle Company 1975 Eighth Printing Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket Jacket 
Book. 4to - over 9. 287 pp. Fine, Fine DJ. Classic work on Japanese prints by bestsellling fiction author James Michener. 
Price: 90.00 USD
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The Portraiture of Horses; A Few People, Some Dogs & Other Animals, with Autobiographical Comment and Narrative, Morris, George Ford
15 Morris, George Ford The Portraiture of Horses; A Few People, Some Dogs & Other Animals, with Autobiographical Comment and Narrative
Shrewsbury, New Jersey Fordacre Studios 1952 First Edition Leatherette Mint Fine (plain DJ) Jacket Morris, George Ford 
A perfect copy of an equine classic! Oblong. 27 by 34 cm. 280 pp. George Morris, not to be confused with living top hunter/jumper trainer, was a leading equine and animal artist/illustrator of the mid-20th century, and this book is one of the most pleasurable horse books ever produced. Somehow the book conveys the relaxed, comforting atmosphere of a blue grass horse farm of yesteryear. In other words, the book captures the tug horses and equine sport exert on so many of us yet is not always requited in today's horse world. While there are elements of the book production itself that might seem "cheap", such as the low quality leather of the binding, the book comes together as a class act. This copy looks virtually untouched from the date it was first issued. It has a plain dust jacket -- not the pictorial dust jacket -- onto which there has been some offsetting of the color imagery on the front board, and perhaps some trivial fading of this imagery as a result. There is also a shadow of the dust jacket on the endpapers. Otherwise, a copy as good as brand new! 
Price: 325.00 USD
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16 Morrison, Venetia The Art of George Stubbs
U.S.A. Wellfleet 1990 1555214398 / 9781555214395 Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket Jacket 
Book. 4to - over 9" - 12" tall. 192 pp. Beautiful survey of Stubbs' equine art. Great condition. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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17 Ralph Nevill Old Sporting Prints
London, New York, Sydney, Toronto Spring Books 1970 Hardcover Near Fine Good to Very Good Jacket Jacket 
Book. 4to - over 9. 92 pp., 36 color plates. Reprint of 1908 classic on English sporting prints, with all the masters represented here (Alken, Pollard, Rowlandson, Wootton, Stubbs, etc.). Book has sunning on upper sliver and lower sliver of boards, otherwise, fine condition. DJ has price neatly slashed off, and two small chips. Two tears in upper part of rear, each about 1". Still a very viable DJ. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Loggie de Rafaele nel Vaticano (3 volumes in one), together with Rossi's Ager Puteolanus (for a total of four volume in one), Raphael, Sanzio d'Urbino;  Roccio, Antonio
18 Raphael, Sanzio d'Urbino; Roccio, Antonio Loggie de Rafaele nel Vaticano (3 volumes in one), together with Rossi's Ager Puteolanus (for a total of four volume in one)
Late 1600s; 1652 Very Good 
A total of 64 leaves with plates depicint the Loggie designed by Raphael and then Rossi's (Roccio's) work. The works herein, designated by the dedicatee, are "D Nicolao Simonellio Picturae omniumq bonarum Artium Cultori eximio", with a total of 15 plates, including the title page; "Eminentissimo AC Reverendissimo Principi Camillo Maximo S.R.E. Cardinali Amplissimo Bonarum Artium omniumq Nobilium Disciplinarum Patrono ac Macenati Meritissimo", 43 scenes on 21 leaves, including title page; Serenissimo Principi Leopoldo Medici", 15 leaves including title; the Ager Puteolanus, 13 leaves, including a full page map. The oblong volume measures 16 by 11 inches, 41 by 28 cm. The calf of the boards has some cracks, scuffs, chips and edge losses, and while not entirely dessicated, it is not fresh. The ornamented spine is drier and suffers losses at the tips. The gutters have some minor starting in the upper reaches and the cords are revealed. Nonetheless the full calf binding, even in its compromised state, does complement the material well and is worth preserving. The free endpapers have crunch creases, both in the front and rear. Otherwise, the binding is tight internally, and the plate leaves, while they have some scattered minor soilage, are generally bright, crisp, clean and qualify this as a superior example of the works contained herein. 
Price: 12000.00 USD
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19 Reed, Walt The Illustrator in America: 1900 - 1960's
New York Reinhold Publishing Corporation 1966 First Edition Hardcover Fine Very Good Jacket 
Folio - over 12. Book. A few minor tears and soilage on DJ, which overall VG. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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Illuminated Ornaments Selected from Manuscripts and Early Printed Books from the Sixth to the Seventeenth Centuries, Drawn and Engraved by Henry Shaw.  With Descriptions by Sir Frederic Madden, Shaw, Henry;  Frederic Madden
20 Shaw, Henry; Frederic Madden Illuminated Ornaments Selected from Manuscripts and Early Printed Books from the Sixth to the Seventeenth Centuries, Drawn and Engraved by Henry Shaw. With Descriptions by Sir Frederic Madden
London William Pickering 1833 First Edition Quarter Morocco over Cloth Boards Very Good 
4to. (11.5 by 9 inches, 29 by 23 cm.) 16 pp followed by 59 hand-colored plates representing 40 different specimens. Also hand-colored half-title page. In total there are 150 examples of illuminated ornament provided on the plates. Some light wear to the binding. Some occasional finger smudges inside. Generally clean copy, with moderate age toning. 
Price: 2900.00 USD
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