London: Virtue and Co, 1873. Hardcover. An important Victorian magazine, known for its honest viewpoints on the fine arts. Ex-library with stamp to verso of title page, but no other library markings. Bound in three quarter red leather over red cloth covered boards with gilt title and decoration to spine and front cover. Raised bands to spine. Heavy rubbing and wear to leather on hinges, corners, and bands. Rubbing and minor soiling to boards. An attractive volume despite noted wear. Small dampstains to top corners of some pages, but clean and bright overall. Creasing to some tissue guards and light browning to margins. Includes many full page engravings of sculptures and paintings from artists such as: J.M.W. Turner, Giorgione, Bellini, F.M. Miller, and Veronese. Articles on art around the world, cameos, Crystal Palace, Ancient Embroidery, jewelry, monuments, obituaries, photography, pictures sales, reviews, schools of art, and more. 380 pages. ART/090220. Very Good.
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New York: D. Appleton and Co, 1876. Hardcover. An important Victorian magazine, known for its honest viewpoints on the fine arts. Includes many full page engraved plates on heavy paper stock reproducing paintings and sculptures from artists of the day. Articles address art, fashion, architecture, museums, photography, exhibitions, reviews, and more. Ex-library with stamps to fore-edge of textblock and copyright page. Bound in the original green cloth boards with gilt and black title and designs to spine and front cover. Dampstaining and rubbing to covers. Chipping and tears to book cloth along spine and hinges. Dampstaining to bottom margins of all pages. Some images (in front of book) are affected by dampstaining, but most are not. Browning to margins and occasional smudge marks.Chipping / closed tears to edges of some pages. A folio sized heavy volume. 380 pages. May require an extra shipping fee. ART/090220. Very Good.
London: George Virtue, 1852. Hardcover. An important Victorian magazine, known for its honest viewpoints on the fine arts. Includes 37 full page engraved plates on heavy paper stock reproducing paintings and sculptures from artists of the day. Articles address art, fashion, architecture, museums, photography, exhibitions, reviews, and more. Ex-library with stamps to fore-edge of textblock and copyright page. Bound in three quarter brown leather over brown cloth boards with gilt title and decoration to spine. Wear and pulling to leather on spine, hinges, and corners. A few water spots to covers. Clean and bright overall with occasional foxing and smudge marks. Some tissue guards creased or removed. A folio sized heavy volume. 384 pages. May require an extra shipping fee. ART/090220. Very Good.
London: Raithby, Lawrence & Co., Ltd, 1901. Hardcover. Bound in maroon cloth covered boards with maroon leather spine titled in gilt. The leather on the spine is split along the front hinge and there is a large chip to the spine leather. The boards remains attached; although, the front board is a little loose. Ex-library with library stamps to fore edge and copyright page. Clean interior filled with samples of color printing and many articles. Browning and foxing to margins of most pages. Occasional smudge marks. Previous owner signature dated 1902 to front free endpaper. Full marbled edges and endpapers. An attractive interior and an interesting publication. 320 pages plus 72 pages of ads to rear. ART/090220. Very Good.
New York: MOMA Museum of Modern Art, 2013. Hard Cover. "Focuses on the breakthrough Surrealist years of Rene Magritte, creator of some of the twentieth century's most extraordinary images. Bringing together nearly eighty paintings, along with collages, objects, photographs, periodicals, and early commercial work, this catalogue, published in conjunction with a major exhibition organized by the MOMA ... offers fresh insight into Magritte's indentity as a modern artist and one of Surrealism's greatest painters" (jacket). Grey cloth boards with white title to spine. In illustrated jacket with grey spine panel titled in blue and white. Quarto. 256 pages. ART/102220. Near Fine / Near Fine.
New York: Harper and Brothers, 1887. Hardcover. Includes work by: Victor Berstrom, W.B. Closson, Timothy Cole, John P. Davis, Frank French, T. Johnson, F.S. King, Elbridge Kingsley, G. Kruell, R.A. Muller, C.A. Powell, S.G. Putnam, John Tinkey, F.H. Wellington, and Henry Wolf. Features 25 full page wood-engravings. An elephant folio bound in black cloth over dark green cloth covered boards with gilt title to front cover and spine. Ex-library with call numbers to spine and pocket to rear endpaper. Previous owner bookplate to front pastedown. Library repair to spine (modern black cloth pasted down over original cloth) and interior hinges (white hinge tape reinforcement). Dampstaining to front cover and to edges of rear cover. Heavy wear to corners of boards and mnior wear to edges. Minor browning to margins of most pages, but clean interior overall. Unpaginated. ART/090220. Very Good.
Paris and New York: Boussod, Valadon, and Co., David Bendann (Baltimore), 1896. Hardcover. One hundred plates - photogravures and etchings and one water color fac-simile. Vellum edition with text and engravings printed on vellum paper. Bound in the original dark red cloth boards with gilt title to spine and black title to front cover. Gilt palette to front board. Spotting and rubbing to boards. Heavy wear to corners and edges of boards with fraying to cloth. Cloth along both hinges is torn in places, but boards remain attached. Clean interior overall with occasional smudge marks. A nicely printed book with many plates. 102 pages plus plates. This is a heavy, folio sized volume and it may require an extra shipping fee. ART/090220. Very Good.
Washington DC / London: Natinoal Gallery of Art / Paul Holberton Publishing, 2010. Hardcover. "This stunning catalogue of 120 German drawings ranging in date from 1580 to 1900 celebrates a major acquisition and an exhibition at teh National Gallery of Art ... It includes superb works spanning such movements as mannerism, the baroque, the rococo, romanticism, realism, and symbolism. This unique survey of drawings showcases rare and evocative examples by, among others, Hans von Aachen, Johann Rottenhammer, and Adam Elsheimer ...." jacket. Navy blue cloth boards with gilt title to spine. In cream illustrated jacket with dark brown title to spine and front panels. Clean and bright. Minor wear to edges of jacket and minor bumping to top corners. Large quarto. 332 pages. ART/102220. Fine / Fine.
Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc, 1960. Hardcover. Signed by Norman Rockwell on front free endpaper. An autobiography of this iconic artist. Very good in black cloth boards with purple and gilt title label to spine and front board. In illustrated dust jacket with grey spine panel titled in white. Rubbing to hinges and wear / chipping to edges of jacket. A few spots of soiling to fore-edge. Newspaper clippings about Rockwell laid in. 436 pages plus plates to rear. ARTBIO/112920. Very Good / Very Good.
circa 1839. 19th century engraving. Description of image: "A family approach a severe looking laird who is collecting rents. The young man is accompanied by his wife, son and baby. The laird sits in an ornate chair with bags of money in front of him. Various other men are standing around the room. Book shelves hang on the wall as does a gun" (Edinburgh Library). Includes a short poem beneath the image. Minor browning and foxing to margins. Creasing to corners. Size: about 9.75 x 6.5 in. Very Good.