London: 1890. An original handwritten letter from Victorian artist Lawrence Alma-Tadema to Lady Leslie. Alma-Tadema (1836-1912) was a Dutch born artist who lived in England from 1870 until his death. He was a very successful painter who was known for his classical subjects. The letter is one-page written on letterhead 17 Grove End Road, St. John's Wood, N.W. dated 27/3/90 to Lady Leslie thanking her for her kind letter and would considered it a "special favor" if she would come to his studio next Monday the 31st a little before 3pm and talk about her thoughts, "your friend Alma Tadema." The letter is matted and in a custom frame measuring 16.5 x 25.5 inches along with a collage of reproduced paintings and the artist's portrait. The 16 line letter measures 4 x 6 inches and appears to be in very good condition. AUTOLET/092419. Very Good.
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Philadelphia: Gebbie and Co., circa 1880. Hardcover. Volume I ONLY. Includes 50 photogravures. Folio. Bound in three quarter brown leather over brown pebbled cloth covered boards with gilt title to spine and front cover. Rubbing and wear to hinges and edges of boards, spine, and corners. Rubbing and minor discoloration to boards. Dampstaining to corners of first few pages, but no plates are affected. Minor foxing to margins of most pages. Occasional smudge marks but clean overall. An attractive book despite noted damage. 96 pages plus plates. This is a heavy, folio sized set and it may require an extra shipping fee.ART/062019. Very Good.
Los Angeles: UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History, (1996). Paperback. 4to. Near fine in black illustrated glossy paper wrappers with orange title to front wrapper and to spine. Minor fading to spine. Pristine interior with full color photographic illustrations throughout. 124 pages. African Art. AFRART/112019. Fine.
Tokyo: Kyuryudo Co. Ltd., 1985. Paperback. First edition in stiff paper wrappers with illustrated dust jacket. Oblong quarto. Plain white stiff wrappers with black Japanese script on front cover and along spine. Faint browning to edges of covers. Interior pages are clean and sharp, boldly illustrated by the artist in vibrant colors with captions in Japanese and English. The last several pages of text are in Japanese only. Includes some erotic imagery. Dust jacket is colorfully illustrated with warriors against a gold background; titles on front cover and along spine in Japanese script. Dust jacket is in very good condition. Not paginated. Art/083019. Very Good / Very Good.
London: Petersburg Press, 1970. Hardcover. An interesting collaboration between the Petersburg Press and the Kasmin Gallery to publish this unexpected edition of the Grimm fairy tales illustrated from original b&w etchings by renowned artist David Hockney. The thirty-nine stark and evocative etchings are quite fitting for the dark and mysterious tales. Bound in dark blue cloth with title and artist in silver on front cover. In near fine condition. Measures 3 x 4.25 inches. MINIAT/112019. Near Fine.
Millwood, NY and London, England: Kraus International Publications, 1983. Hardcover. First printing of the exhaustive index published under the sponsorship of the Print Council of America. A print -oeuvre-catalogue is defined as any listing of the artist's total output in prints or some clearly defined section of that output. Riggs was commissioned toassemble this index in 1970 and spent the years 1970-1973 examining oeuvre-catalogues across the United States and Europe. The index includes an explanatory note to the user, a list of symbols and code words, a list of abbreviations for frequently cited books and periodicals, and a list of abbreviations for libraries. Bound in brown cloth with gilt titling to spine and front cover. In near fine condition with light signs of use to covers. Measures 7.25 x 10.25 inches. 834 pages. BOB/112119. Near Fine.
London: Virtue and Co, 1885. Hardcover. An important Victorian magazine, known for its honest viewpoints on the fine arts. Includes five line engravings, five etchings, and two reproductions in fac-simile by E.J. Poynter, D. W. Wynfield, Henry Mosler, Edwin Douglas, Jimenez Y Aranda, and more. Articles on artists, architecture, decorative arts, reviews, and more. There is a 32 page article about Sir Frederick Leighton with many reproductions included. Black leather spine and corners over dark brown cloth covered boards with gilt title to spine. Rubbing and wear to leather on spine and corners and wear to minor wear to edges of boards. Red speckled edges. Clean, bright interior overall with occasional smudge marks to margins. 384 pages. This is a heavy, large quarto sized volume and it may require an extra shipping fee. ART/062019. Very Good.
London: Royal Academy of Arts, 2005. Paperback. Quarto. First paperback edition. Illustrated glossy paper wrappers with blue spine panel titled in white on spine and in blue on front cover Very good condition, clean and bright inside and out. Extensive study of this landscape artist by the former director of the Harvard University Art Museums. Fully illustrated. Includes a presentation inscription on the front free endpaper signed "Seymour," possibly by the author. 278 pages. ART/083019. Very Good.
Philadelphia: Gebbie and Barrie, circa 1880. Hardcover. Includes 60 plates and many wood engravings. Plates are by Charles Baugniet, W.A. Bouguereau, G.R.C. Boulanger, Alex Cabanel, J.L. Gerome, Hugues Merle, and many others. Bound in three quarter dark brown leather over pebbled black cloth boards with gilt title to spine and front cover. Rubbing and wear to boards and all leather. Pulls and rubbing to leather on spine and corners. Minor dampstaining to bottom corners of first few pages. Foxing, mostly to margins, of many pages including plates. Occaional smudge marks. Clean overall. Chipping and closed tears to front free endpaper. 187 pages plus plates. This is a heavy, folio sized volume and it may require an extra shipping fee.ART/062019. Very Good.
Philadelphia: George Barrie, (1878). Hardcover. Illustrated profusely with 48 plates and many wood engravings including images of the buildings of the exhibition (in the introduction). Folio in brown cloth boards with gilt title to spine and front cover. Wear to edges of boards, hinges, and corners. Heavy rubbing to book cloth on both covers and on spine. Foxing to margins of most pages. Minor dampstaining to margins of a few pages, which does not affect the images on the plates. Clean overall. Text in English. 138 pages plus plates. This is a heavy, folio sized book and it may require an extra shipping fee. ART/062019. Very Good.
Washington: National Gallery of Art, 1995. Paperback. 4to. Fine in illustrated stiff paper wrappers with white title to front wrapper and to spine. 229 pages. Includes a few essays on Vermeer and many gorgeous plates of his works; some detail images. A beautiful collection of his works. Art. ART/091219. Fine.