London: George Virtue, 1853. Hardcover. An important Victorian magazine, known for its honest viewpoints on the fine arts. Includes 36 full page plates 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 and sticker to spine. Red cloth library binding with gilt title to spine. Minor sunning to spine, rubbing to hinges and edges of boards, and minor wear to corners. Minor soiling to boards. Closed tears and chipping to some pages. Clean and bright overall with occasional foxing. Some tissue guards creased or removed. A folio sized heavy volume. 324 plus The Exhibition of Art-Industry in Dublin, 64 pages. May require an extra shipping fee. ART/032119. Very Good.
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New York: D. Appleton and Co., 1875. Hardcover. The American version of this popular English magazine about the fine arts. Lacks 5 of the 36 engraved full page plates based on paintings and sculptures by Turner, Morris, Millet, Raffaelle, Dore, Bierstadt, Lombardi, and more. Articles on British and American artists, architecture, decorative arts, art schools, shoe collection in Museum of Costume in Paris, and more. Ex-library from MICA with stamp to front free endpaper. Dark brown leather spine and corners over brown cloth covered boards with gilt title to spine. Raised bands and gilt decoration to spine. Wear, rubbing, and chipping to spine ends, hinges, and corners. Both hinges are starting with cracks. Rubbing to covers and tear to book cloth on front board. Small dampstain along top margins of most pages. Very slight browning to margins, but clean and bright overall. Offsetting from plates to facing pages. Previous ownership signature in pencil dated 1961 to front free endpaper. Full gilt edges. An attractive volume despite the noted wear. 384 pages. This is a heavy, folio sized volume and it may require an extra shipping fee. ART/032619. Very Good.
New York: D. Appleton and Co., 1879. Hardcover. The American version of this popular English magazine about the fine arts. A total of 36 engraved full page plates based on paintings and sculptures by Gerome, Landseer, Lucas, Millais, Newton, Armitage, and more. Articles on British and American artists, architecture, decorative arts, poetry, and more. Ex-library from MICA with stamp to copyright page and fore-edge of textblock. Dark brown leather spine and corners over reddish-brown cloth covered boards with gilt title to spine and front cover. Minor wear to spine ends, hinges, and corners. Very slight browning to margins, but clean and bright overall. Chip to front free endpaper. Full gilt edges. Laid-in fold out supplemental illustration dated December 1879. An attractive volume despite the noted wear. 380 pages. This is a heavy, folio sized volume and it may require an extra shipping fee. ART/032619. Very Good.
London: Virtue and Co, 1867. Hardcover. An important Victorian magazine, known for its honest viewpoints on the fine arts. Includes the full year of 1867 plus issues through August of 1868. A total of 43 engraved full page plates based on paintings and sculptures by Leslie, Eastlake, Ward, Solomon, Hook, Dore, and more. Articles on art, sculpture, photography, architecture, fashion, art clubs, exhibitions, reviews, decorative arts, and more. Ex-library from MICA with stamp to copyright page and fore-edge of textblock. Dark green leather spine and corners over brown cloth covered boards and maroon title label to spine with raised bands and gilt decoration to compartments. Minor wear and chipping to spine ends and corners. Rear hinge is starting. Minor soiling and sunning to boards. Slight browning to margins, occasional spots of foxing, and some smudge marks, but clean and bright overall. Full marbled edges and endpapers. An attractive volume despite the noted wear. 276 pages plus 164 pages. This is a heavy, folio sized volume and it may require an extra shipping fee. ART/032619. Very Good.
London: Chapman and Hall, 1848. Hardcover. An important Victorian magazine, known for its honest viewpoints on the fine arts. Includes 36 engraved full page plates based on paintings and sculptures by Landseer, Wilkie, Callcott, Poole, Eastlake, Westmacott, Thornycroft, and more. Articles on artists, architecture, decorative arts, reviews, and more. The Art Union became The Art Journal in 1849, after it was purchased by publisher George Virtue. Ex-library from MICA with stamp to verso of title page and fore-edge. Black leather spine and corners over grey cloth covered boards with gilt title (The Art Journal) to spine. Minor wear to corners, edges, spine ends, and hinges. Rubbing to covers with a few spots of soiling. Rear hinge is split and nearly detached. Crack to leather on spine. Some spots of foxing to plates, but most other pages remain clean. Size: quarto. 370 pages. ART/032619. Very Good.
Boston: New England Manufacturers' and Mechanics' Institute, 1884. Hardcover. One of 2000 copies. An interesting albeit short-lived publication that was done for the Institute by Arthur B. Turnure, proprietor at the time of the Art Age Press in NY. Turnure also created Vogue Magazine in 1882 and was a founder of the Grolier Club in January 1884. This year-book's preface states that the object of the publication "is to present to the world a volume, in which the highest American art products of the year are represented by means of suitable graphic arts, and produced entirely by means of American brains, labor, and materials." The first section offers a history and policy of the Institute, which was incorporated in 1879. The next section, the largest, provides an overview of 1884 art exhibits, the work of various prominent artists, and activities in various fields such as architecture, bookmaking, ceramics brass work, furniture, and jewelry. It is followed by a section with eleven examples of various graphic processes. All are in black and white except for a stunning lithograph from a painting by H. Hamilton Gibson. There are then several pages titled "Catalogue of Exhibits," and 16 pages of advertisements. Bound in cream paper covered boards with title with color design on front cover. Quite soiled , chipped and bumped. Interior pages are generally very good, with some foxing or spotting on some of the types of paper used. Measures 9.5 x 12.5 inches. Unpaginated (about 100 pages). ART/050619. Very Good.
Brussels: Pierre Berge & Associes, 2008. Softcover. Auction catalog for a 299 lot sale of African and Oceanic art objects, masks, and sculptures. In black wrappers with pictorial covers. Very good with a few ink notations by potential buyer. Without prices realized. In French. 142 pages. African Art. ART/010517. Very Good.
Paris: Musee de l'Homme, 1967. Paperback. Grey paper wrappers with black title to spine and front cover. Minor wear to edges of boards and corners. Clean and bright with many black and white photographic illustrations. Text in French. Mostly african art with some art from the Americas. 158 pages. ART/021419. Very Good.
Open Studios Press, 2009. Paperback. A mid-atlantic competition for painters - many are from Maryland and DC. Fine in illustrated paper wrappers with white spine panel titled in black. Clean and bright filled with color photographic illustrations of modern art. Includes name, contact info, picture, resume, samples of work, and artist statements for person represented. 172 pages. ART/011017. Fine.
Pasadena: California Insitute of Technology, 1971. Catalog for exhibition held at the Baxter Art Gallery. Nicely produced with tipped in color plates and b&w text photographs. In black paper wrappers with pictorial front cover. Very good condition. 8 x 11.5 inches. Unpaginated. [about 50 pages] African Art. ART/010417.
Paris: Chez Vincent, 1776. Hardcover. Bound in 2 volumes: A - K and L - Z. An extensive dictionary of artists including painters, musicians, actors, dancers, engravers, printers, clockmakers, and mechanics. The dates of birth and death and a brief biography is listed for each cited artist. Very good minus in full brown leather with maroon title labels and black volume labels to spines. Six compartments to spines with raised bands and gilt decoration. The front hinge of volume one is cracked. The corners are bumped, edges worn, spine ends chipped, and leather cracked. Previous owner's signature in pen to front endpages of both volumes. Page 281 / 282 of volume 2 has a long closed tear and paper imperfection to following page. Scattered foxing throughout and a spots of dampstaining to beginning and end of volume one. Marbled endpage and full red edges. 772 pages in volume one and 95 pages in volume two. FRE/011513. Very Good.
(Baltimore): Allen C. Abend, 2018. Hardcover. Allen Abend's latest book about the art of Baltimore focuses on the history of the Peabody Institute's art collection and how it was assembled, cared for, and divested of over the last century. He "chronicles the management of the collection after the gallery closed in 1925 through its present day status. The book explores the dichotomy associated with the Peabody Art Collection as both a treasure and a burden" (jacket). Chapters include: Baltimore's Need for the Peabody Institute, Founding of the Peabody Institute, Gallery Organization, Peabody Art Collection, Gallery Exhibitions 1879 - 1925, Gallery Closes - Changing Priorities, and Collection Becomes the Property of the State of Maryland. Also includes an appendix that lists the artworks in the Peabody Collection. Oblong, bound in black cloth boards. In black illustrated dust jacket with black title to orange spine panel. Pristine with numerous color illustrations. 139 pages. BALT/112818. New / New.
New York: Whitney Museum of American Art; Distributed by Harry N. Abrams, 1992. Hardcover. Agnes Martin (1912-2004 was an influential Canadian-American abstract artist whose work is in collections throughout the United States. The exhibition catalog describes itself as the first book to deal with the full scope of Martin's art. There are 100 illustrations including 60 color plates, and three essays that place her work in the context of American and European 20th century art and culture. Very good in grey cloth boards with silver title to spine and front board. There is underlining with notes in pencil on several pages and in red pen on two pages in Chave's essay. Small spots of soiling on one page. In very good dust jacket with grey spine panel and blue title to spine. Light wear to edges of jacket. 188 pages. ART/052810 Modern Art. Very good in very good jacket.
Chicago: Field Museum of Natural History, 1927. Hardcover. A portfolio of photogravures documenting the work of taxidermist and sculptor, Carl E. Akeley. Includes 48 plates of Akeley, his taxidermied animals, and bronze animal sculptures. Also with a one page essay about Akeley by Wilfred H. Osgood, curator of Zoology. All plates are present. Housed in a grey paper folder, inserted into a grey paper covered slipcase titled in black on the spine and front panels. Wear to the case including chipping to the edges and corners. Browning to the edges of the case. Slight browning to margins of plates, else in fine condition. Includes contents page. Plates are about 9 x 12 inches. NAT/011320. Very Good.
Leigh-on-Sea: F. Lewis Publishers, 1968. Hardcover. 4to. Orange cloth covered boards with gilt title to front board and to spine. Interior is clean and bright and filled with illustrations, 4 of which are in full color. Slight yellowing to edges of pages. Red dust jacket with black title to front and spine panels. Minor wear to dust jacket includes fading to spine and a few tiny light spots of soiling to the rear panel. Ltd. Edition, one of 600 copies. A lovely book. Art. ART908291. Near Fine in Near Fine Dust Jacket.
Baltimore: Goucher College, 1968. Hardcover. Thin 4to. SIGNED BY ARTIST, "For Sylvia and Paul, Amalie." Grey cloth backed white and orange illustrated paper covered boards with black title to front board and to spine. Author's inscription to half title page. Light toning to edges of pages. Else is clean and bright with a tight interior with many illustrations. 77 pages. Modern art. ART/030806. Near Fine.
New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1977. Hardcover. 4to. Beige cloth covered boards with gitl title to spine. Wear to exterior includes minor browning to spine and one small scuff mark to cloth at rear hinge. Interior is clean and bright with lovely woodcut illustrations throughout. Housed in a light blue slip case with fading to edges. Unpaginated. ART/121509. Very Good +.
London: The Field Press Limited, 1933. Paperback. Very good in black paper wrappers with turquoise title to spine and front cover. Minor wear to edges of wrappers and chipping to spine ends. A few chips to edges of illustration pasted down on front cover. Roll to spine. Clean interior with many reproductions of art, some are in full color. Oversize. Pages 175 - 232. ART/091015. Very Good.
Charlottesville: Thomasson-Grant, 1988. Hardcover. 4to. Introduction by Wendy Shadwell. Dark green cloth boards with gilt title to spine. Clean, bright interior with tight binding. Filled with full color illustrations by Catlin, Bodmer, McKenney, Audubon, Catesby, De bry, and more. Grey illustrated dust jacket with black and maroon title to spine. There is a one and a half inch closed tear to the front panel of jacket. Creasing to top edge of jacket. 127 pages. ART/082406. Near Fine in Very Good Minus dj.