London: Royal Academy of Arts published in association with Weidenfeld & Nicolson, . Hardcover. Although best known today for his Nonsense rhymes and verse, Edward Lear (1812-1888) was a fine and prolific artist of landscapes, natural history, and travel scenes. This catalogue of the exhibit of Lear's work held at the Royal Academy in 1985 brings together for the first time on this scale the full range of this highly talented artist's work (from the publisher). In addition to the many illustrations, the catalogue includes three introductory essays, a chronology, and bibliography of his Nonsense books and of his ornithological work. Bound in black cloth with title in gilt to spine and front cover. In a red dust jacket with title to spine and cover. A few nicks and small tear along edge of jacket but very good. The bound volume is in fine condition. Large quarto. 216 pages. BOB/103116. Fine / Very Good.
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Barre, MA: The Imprint Society, 1977. Hardcover. #89 of 500 copies. Signed by author. Near fine in blue cloth covered boards with gilt title to spine. Spine faded to beige. In color pictorial slipcase. Interior in lovely condition, bright and clean. Filled with b/w plates. 158 pp. Art. ART/4173. Near Fine.
CT: Forlags ab wiken / Menkler Books, 1987. Hardcover. In this book "we encounter 50 creative individuals, 26 women and 24 men, in a vigorous and highly colored true story of Creative Sweden ... It reflects in words and pictures, something of the manifold variety and stark contrasts to be met in today's Swedish folklore of art, craftsmanship, and design ... it ranges between deadly seriousness and unrestrained hilarity" (jacket). Glossy white illustrated paper covered boards with black title to spine and front cover. Light soiling / rubbing to covers. In white illustrated dust jacket with black title to spine and front panel. Minor wear and a few short tears to edges of jacket. Clean, bright interior with many color illustrations. 184 pages. ART/121218. Very Good / Very Good.
(Italy): 5Continents, 2006. Softcover. A study of a range of significant objects from the cultural and artistic heritage of Babungo. With essays and numerous b&w illustrations and full color plates. Black softcover with pictorial front cover. Light wear but very good condition. 182 pages. African Art. ART/122916. Very Good.
Madrid: Instituto Diego Velazquez, Del Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas, 1954. Hardcover. 8vo. Very Good hardcover with slightly soiled and chipped white dustjacket with black title to front and spine panels. Several black and white reproductions. In Spanish. Spanish Art. ART/7192. Very Good / Very Good.
England and Delaware: Private Libraries Association and Oak Knoll Press, 2016. Hardcover. The first detailed account of the work of this prolific and imaginative Pre-Raphaelite illustrator of the nineteenth century. Hughes is particularly remembered for his illustrations for books for children [dust jacket]. Includes appendices with a checklist of the books and periodicals, a supporting bibliography, and extensive notes. With almost 200 b&w illustrations. Bound in dark blue cloth with title in gilt to spine. With a blue pictorial dust jacket with title in black to spine and front cover. In near fine condition 7.25 x 11 inches. 325 pages. PRERAPH/010319. Near Fine.
New York: Harry N. Abrams in association with The American Federation of Arts, (1996). Hardcover. 4to. Green cloth covered boards with silver title to spine. Pristine interior filled with full color illustrations. Blue illustrated dust jacket with white and yellow title to front and spine panels. Index, 207 pages. ART/101209. Fine in Fine Dust Jacket.
Geneva: Skira, (1952). Hardcover. 4to. Green cloth covered boards with red title to front board and to spine. Slight bowing to front board. Light yellowing to edges of pages. Else is clean and bright with wondeful tipped in plates throughout. Illustrated price clipped dust jacket with white title to bottom of front and spine panels. Edge wear to dust jacket includes one small closed tear and one small open tear to front panel. 138 pages. ART/051111. Very Good / Very Good.
Baltimore: The Baltimore Museum of Art, (1970). Paperback. Very good in yellow, grey, and black illustrated side staped paper wrappers with title to front wrapper. Minor curling to top corner of wrapper. Interior is clean and bright wth black and white illustrations throughout. ART/010418. Very Good.
Paris: 1937. Paperback. Number 158 of 500 copies, the first 200 of which were reserved for the writers of the book. This remarkable deluxe collection of writings and art about Paris was commissioned by the city of Paris to celebrate their hosting the World’s Fair of 1937. The volume includes original prose, poetry, and illustrations by the leading writers and artists of France. There are thirty-one sections on various quarters, neighborhoods, gardens, avenues and boulevards, each with a short piece written by an eminent writer and engravings by two notable artists. For each section there is a full-page illustration by an artist associated with the area and a smaller one on the first page of the section by the other artist. Among the writers are Paul Valery, Raymond Escholier, Colette, Paul Claudel, Abel Bonnard, and Jules Romains. The participating artists are equally impressive, and include Matisse, Andre Derain, Raoul Dufy, Marie Laurencin, Pierre Bonnard, Edouard Vuillard, Jean Laboureur, and Andre Lhote. Each section is a separate folder with the full-page illustration of the following section as its last page. The folders are encased in a paper wrapper with the title and a color illustration on its cover. The entire production is housed in a chemise of dark blue paper covered boards with a red leather spine label which fits into a blue paper and linen slipcase. The slipcase is in very good condition with a few chips and bumps. The contents are also in very good condition; however, pages 286-288 are missing. They included the full-page illustration by Gabriel Belot and Renefer for “Les Musees.” Page 277, the first page of “Les Eglises de Paris” has a repaired tear. Still, a splendid collection of French art and prose commemorating Paris on the eve of the Second World War. 294 pages plus table of illustrations. ART/012412. Very Good.
Arhus: Marselis Tryk A/S, 1973. Hardcover. Thin 8vo. SCARCE. Grey paper covered boards with black title to spine. Pristine interior filled with illustrations. Tight binding. Black & white illustrated dj with white spine panel and black title to spine. In English and Danish. Includes laid-in poem signed by L. Werge. 71 pp. ART/091505. Fine in Very Good dj.
London: Macmillan and Company, 1928. Hardcover. Very good- in brown cloth covered boards with gilt title to front board and to spine. Light discoloration to front board. Minor bumping to spine ends. Minor browning to end pages. Else is clean and bright with 56 beautiful illustrations. Light blue dust jacket with brown title to front and spine panel. Fading and browning to jacket has turned the dust jacket mostly beige. Front panel detached but has been repaired with archival tape. Chipping to edges. Dust jacket is in a protective mylar cover. Art. ART1/4172. Very Good - in Good Dust Jacket.
Los Angeles: UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History, . Softcover. Interesting study of art of this African ethnic group. With over 200 b&w and color photographs. Green soft cover with pictorial front cover. Light creasing to front edge and slight bumping. Very good condition. 8.5 x 11 inches. 199 pages including glossary and bibliography. African Art. ART/010317. Very Good.
Florence: IAAS; self published, 2007. Hardcover. SCARCE. Signed and inscribed by the artist. First Edition. Fine in black paper covered boards with white title to spine and front cover. Pristine with full color photographic illustrations of Pontecorboli's work. In a fine illustrated dust jacket with a black spine panel and white title to spine. Very light wear to the edges of the jacket. 208 pages. ART/011712. Fine / Fine.
London: Ernest Brown & Phillips, 1923. Paperback. A small unillustrated catalogue issued for an exhibition at the Leichester Galleries of caricatures by Quiz, which was the name under which Powys Evans published his work. Evans (1899-1981) was a popular illustrator and caricaturist who worked as the "house" caricaturist for the Saturday Review for a number of years. The list of sixty subjects included Winston Churchill, Lloyd George, Neville Chamberlain, Joseph Conrad, Mussolini, and Bernard Shaw. Text block is partially loose from the brown paper wrappers but otherwise in very good condition. 4.5 x 6 inches. 14 pages plus ads. ARTR/040913. Very Good in Wraps.