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Art / Architecture

- A Collection of Paintings By Zhang Anzhi

Hardback. 4to. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. Many colour illustrations of the artist's paintings with title in Chinese and English. Short biography of the artist in English.
Published : 1990,
£30.00

- A Collection of Paintings in Dong Fang Hotel

Hardback. 4to. A fine copy in the original glacine wrapper. 145 pages. Numerous illustrations, mostly in colour. Text in Chinese and English.
Published : People's Fine Arts Publishing House, Beijing 1986, First Edition
£35.00

- A Dictionary of Painters, Sculptors, Architects and Engravers, Containing Biographical Sketches of the Most Celebrated Artists, from the Earliest Ages to the Present Time; to Which is Added an Appendix ----

Hardback. A good copy in a green, full leather binding blocked in gilt and decorated in gilt on spine. Lacks title-piece although the title can still be seen on the leather. Some wear to spine ends and edges. Marbled edges and end-papers. No ownership inscription. A little foxing to early and late pages. Pp.lv,484. The title continues: "To Which is Added an Appendix comprising the substance of Walpole's Anecdotes of Painting in England from Vertue, Forming a complete English School."
Published : Gale and Curtis, London 1810, First Edition
£40.00

- A Scottish Collection - Treasures from Aberdeen Art Gallery

Hardback. 4to. A near fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper. 221 pages. Numerous illustrations with many in colour. This is the catalogue of an exhibition of 80 works, particularly oil paintings, from Aberdeen Art Gallery which toured Japan in 2000/2001. Text in English and Japanese.
Published : The Yomiuri Shimbun/ the Japan Association of Art Museums 2000, First Edition
£30.00

- A Tribute Offered By the University of Aberdeen to the Memory of William Kelly, LL.D., A.R.S.A.

A very good copy in a good dustwrapper which is a little torn at top of spine. Bookplate. 90pp + 32 pp illustrations. Frontispiece. Kelly was an Aberdeen architect.
Published : Aberdeen University Press 1949, First Edition
£15.00

- An Inventory of the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Roxburghshire - Volumes I and II

Hardbacks, 4to. A near very good two volume set in good dustwrappers, the wrapper of volume I having a chip on the rear panel. Both wrappers are now protected in a clear removable sleeve. Moderate superficial damp-fading to the outer edge of the boards of each volume. 506 pages in total. 618 plans and illustrations. Map in pocket at the end of Volume II.
Published : Her Majesty's Stationery Office, Edinburgh 1956, First Edition
£54.00

- An Inventory of the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Roxburghshire (Two Vols.)

Hardbacks. 4to. A two volume set in good dustwrappers which show a little foxing to the spines. The boards fairly extensively damp-stained (especially volume I) but this is hidden by the wrappers and does not affect the books internally. Ownership inscription on front end-paper of each volume. 506 pages in total. 618 plans and illustrations. Map in pocket at end of volume II.
Published : Her Majesty's Stationery Office, Edinburgh 1956, First Edition
£45.00

- An Inventory of the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Selkirkshire with the Fifteenth Report of the Commission

Hardback. 4to. A good copy in blue cloth lettered in gilt. Fairly extensive, but superficial, damp-staining, to the boards which does not affect the book internally and which is concealed by the good, complete, dustwrapper. Some foxing to spine of wrapper. Ownership inscription on front end-paper. A very good copy internally. Pp.xxiv,185. 142 plans and illustrations. Folding map in pocket at rear.
Published : Her Majesty's Stationery Office, Edinburgh 1957, First Edition
£30.00

- An Inventory of The Ancient And Historical Monuments of the City of Edinburgh

4to A very good copy in a rather chipped and torn dustwrapper. Ends bumped. Pp. lxviii +289. 431 plans and illustrations. An inventory in the series produced by the Royal Commission on the Ancient Monuments of Scotland.
Published : HMSO, Edinburgh 1951, First Edition
£42.00

- Ancient Reliques; Or, Delineations of Monastic, Castellated and Domestic Architecture, and Other Interesting Subjects; With Historical and Descriptive Sketches [2 volumes]

Hardbacks. (6 1/4 inches x 4 inches) A good two volume set in full black leather bindings which show some rubbing to the spines and spine edges. Lettered in gilt and with five raised bands on spine. All edges gilt. Bookplate in each volume with Crown and motto "sans changer" which is the motto of the Earl of Derby. The two volumes are dated 1812 and 1813 respectively. Unpaginated. 48 full-page plates in each volume + engraved half-title + illustration in text at end. Moderate browning/foxing.
Published : W. Clarke et al, London 1813, First Edition
£65.00

- Art in the Garden : Installations Glasgow Garden Festival

Softback. Oblong 4to. A very good copy in illustrated covers. 119 pages. Comprises photographs of the open air works of art or sculpture installed for the Glasgow Garden Festival of 1988 with various introductory essays.
Published : Graeme Murray, Edinburgh 1988, First Edition
£14.00

- Catalogue of the Pictures, Sculpture and Historical Articles Belonging to the Company of Merchants of the City of Edinburgh and the Institutions Therewith Connected in the Merchants' Hall and Offices, and in The Company's Schools

Hardback. A very good copy in maroon cloth letterted and decorated in gilt on upper board. Bevelled edges. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. 27 pages. 6 portraits.
Published : Privately Published, Edinburgh 1908, First Edition
£15.00

- Centenary Exhibition of the Work of William Dyce R.A. (1806-1864)

Softcover. A very good copy. 61 pages. 12 black and white plates. A little ink writing on the rear cover. An exhibition catalogue.
Published : Aberdeen Art Gallery and Messrs. Agnew 1964,
£10.00

- Characteristics of Old Church Architecture Etc in the Mainland & Western Islands of Scotland

4to. A good copy in maroon cloth. Re-backed, Attractive upper board decorated in gilt. Some fading to lower board. Ex-reference library copy with usual markings. Pp.xi,240. Many illustrations and maps. Includes more than a hundred pages on churches in the Hebrides. Rather uncommon in first edition.
Published : Edmonston & Douglas, Edinburgh 1861, First Edition
£65.00

- Edward Bawden a Seventy-Fifth Birthday Exhibition 20 February - 10 March 1978

A near fine copy in paper wraps. This is number 336 of 800 copies of this exhibition catalogue. Includes an Appreciation by Carel Weight. Unpaginated but 16 pages including four pages of black and white illustrations.
Published : The Fine Art Society, London, First Edition
£15.00

- John Gardiner Crawford Acrylic and Watercolour Paintings

Softback. Oblong 4to. A very good copy. Signed by the artist. Unpaginated but 72 pages. 14 colour plates + 13 black and white plates, all full page + cover illustration in colour. Introduction by James D. Boyd. Biographical details and bibliography of the artist. This was a catalogue for an exhibition of Crawfords's works in Glasgow.
Published : William Hardie Gallery, Glasgow 1993, First Edition
£45.00

- Peeblesshire - An Inventory of the Ancient Monuments (2 Vols.)

Hardback. 4to. A very good two volume set in very good dustwrappers which are not price-clipped. A little wear at head of spine of wrappers. Ownership inscription on front end-papers. Vol. I,pp.xxxv,1-194. Plates 1-10. Figures 1-214. Vol. II,pp.195-391. Plates 11-143. Figures 215-313. Map in pocket at end.
Published : The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland, Edinburgh 1967, First Edition
£65.00

- Stirlingshire an Inventory of the Ancient Monuments (Two Vols.)

Hardbacks. 4to. A near very good two volume set. A little superficial damp-staining to boards. In near very good dustwrappers which show a little edge wear. 487 pages in total. 230 plates. 180 figures. Folding map in pocket at end of Vol. II.
Published : The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland, Edinburgh 1963, First Edition
£45.00

- Stirlingshire: An Inventory of the Ancient Monuments

Hardbacks. 4to. A very good two volume set in blue cloth lettered in gilt. In good, complete, dustwrappers which show some edge wear and which are now protected in a removable sleeve. 487 pages. 230 plates. 180 figures. Folding map in pocket at end of Vol. II.
Published : Her Majesty's Stationery Office 1963, First Edition
£48.00

- Stone Cleaning in Scotland : Research Commission Investigating the Effects of Cleaning of Sandstone

Softback. 4to. A fine copy. 93 pages. 36 plates, including colour. 11 figures. Summarises the result of research into the cleaning of sandstone.
Published : Historic Scotland and the Robert Gordon University, Edinburgh 1992, First Edition
£20.00

- Switzerland Planning and Building Exhibition

Softback. A very good copy of this exhibition catalogue. Covers a little browned. 86 pages. 52 full-page illustrations. Includes various articles on aspects of Swiss architecture.
Published : Royal Institute of British Architects, London 1946, First Edition
£10.00

- Tayside and Fife Archaeological Journal Vol. 4 1998

Softback 4to.. A very good copy with many black and white and a few colour illustrations. Contents include papers on a small Mesolithic site at Craighead Golf Course, Fife Ness, Fife; Excavations on the Roman temporary camp at Longforgan, near Dundee; Excavations at Green's Playhouse, 106-110 Nethergate, Dundee; Four small excavations in Arbroath in the early 1980's etc. 326 pages.
Published : Tayside and Fife Archaeological Committee, Glenrothes 1998, First Edition
£18.00

- The Forbes Collection of Victorian Pictures and Works of Art [Three Volume Christie's Sale catalogue]

Softbacks. The three volume catalogue for a sale on 19th and 20th February 2003 in fine condition in a fine slipcase. About 900 pages in total with numerous colour and black and white illustrations.
Published : Christie's, London 2003,
£25.00

- The Glasgow Boys 1880-1900 Part Two the History of the Group and Illustrations

Softcover. A very good copy of Part Two of this exhibition catalogue. 121 pages. 99 black and white plates.
Published : Scottish Arts Council, Edinburgh 1971, First Edition
£18.00

- The Rudiments of Architecture, or, the Young Workman's Instructor

Hardback. A very good copy in pretend marbled boards and leather spine. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. A little browning to page edges. This edition is limited to 300 copies and is a facsimile reprint, with a new Introduction, of the second printing of 1778. The main interest of the book today lies in the plates (of doors, windows, columns etc) and the 23 Designs of houses.
Published : Black & Harris 1992,
£48.00

- Turner 1775-1851

4to. Substantial soft-cover exhibition catalogue. 200pp. Many illus. including full-page colour plates.
Published : Trustees of the Tate Gallery, London 1975, Second Impression
£5.00

- Vernacular Building 1 - 12

Softbacks. Issues 1-12 of the newsletter of the Scottish Vernacular Buildings Working Group. Issues 1-3 of the newsletter were reprinted in one volume so there are ten separate booklets all in very good condition. Numerous interesting articles relating to Scottish vernacular architecture. Illustrations.
Published : Scottish Vernacular Buildings Working Group,
£50.00

- Vernacular Building 17

Softback. A fine copy. 70 pages. Illustrated. Includes articles on "Drystane Dyking in Scotland; "Salmon Lodges on the Tay and Earn"; "A Note on Stone Sheiling Huts" etc.
Published : Scottish Vernacular Buildings Working Group, Edinburgh 1993, First Edition
£6.00

- Vernacular Building 18

Softback. A fine copy. 72 pages. Illustrated. Articles on "Housing in Cotton Factory and iron-Works Villages of the late 18th and the 19th Centuries"; "The Farm of Gowrie, Papa Westray, Orkney"; "Three Early Croft House in Gairloch, Wester Ross". etc
Published : Scottish Vernacular Buildings Working Group, Edinburgh 1994, First Edition
£6.00

Barnard, Toby and Clark Jane (editors) - Lord Burlington: Architecture, Art and Life

Hardback. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. Signed by co-editor Jane Clark on front free end-paper. Pp.xxix,328. 72 illustrations. A re-assessment of the career of the Third Earl of Burlington (1695-1753) including his original and outstanding contribution, as a patron and practitioner, to architecture.
Published : The Hambledon Press, London 1995, First Edition
£15.00

Demarco Richard - Richard Demarco: A Life in Pictures

Softback. 4to. A near fine copy. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. 192 pages. Illustrated on the right-hand page throughout. "This is a book in which words and pictures are entwined to tell the story of n artist's life spent in contemplation not only of his own pictures but those of countless other."
Published : Famedram Publishers Ltd 1995, First Edition
£12.00

Dempsey Hugh A. - History in their blood: The Indian portraits of Nicholas de Grandmaison

Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in a half-leather binding. In a very good slipcase with the name of the previous owner embossed on it. 124 pages. 64 colour portraits. Black and white photographs. Introductory essay on the artist.
Published : Douglas & McIntyre, Vancouver 1982, First Edition
£18.00

Mabey Richard (Introduction and Botanical Notes by) - The Flowers of May

Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. Bookplate of David McClintock, the noted botanist. Caroline May was an artist who painted a magnificent flora of the wild flowers of Britain. This book comprises an Introduction by Richard Mabey, A biographical sketch of May by her descendant, the Rev. John Tyler and a selection of nearly 90 of her paintings in colour. Loosely inserted is correspondence relating to the book.
Published : Collins & Brown, London 1990, First Edition
£12.00

Muller-Westermann, Iris - Munch by Himself

Hardback. 4to. A fine copy in a very good dustwrapper which is complete and untorn. 206 pages. Illustrated throughout mainly in colour. This exhibition catalogue "examines for the first time Munch's extensive oeuvre of painted nd graphic self-portraits, together with his rarely seen drawings and photographic self-portraits."
Published : Royal Academy of Arts, London 2005, First Edition
£14.00

Rosenthal T.G. - The Art of Jack B.Yeats

Hardback. 4to. A very good copy. A nice clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.xi,308. 244 plates of which 111 are in colour. Frontispiece and 38 figures. An excellent Introduction to the work of one of Ireland's greatest artists.
Published : Andre Deutsch, London 2003, Reprint
£35.00

Abrioux, Yves;Bann, Stephen - Ian Hamilton Finlay: A Visual Primer

Hardback. 4to. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper which is now protected in a clear removable sleeve. Inscribed as follows on the front free end-paper: "Lady Dunpark from Ian Hamilton Finlay. It takes a lot of inspiration to make a little actuality. 6 October 1988." 246 pages. Numerous illustrations including colour. Described as "an indispensable source" for all those interested in any aspect of the achievements of Ian Hamilton Finlay. Includes "an extensive bibliography and a biographical sketch of the artist's career."
Published : Reaktion Books, Edinburgh 1985, First Edition
£50.00

Allardyce Fiona - Conservation of Phoebe Anna Traquair Murals at Mansfield Traquair Centre Edinburgh

Softback. 4to. A very good copy. No ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.xvi,164. 422 illustrations mostly in colour. A study of Traquair's murals and their conservation.
Published : Historic Scotland, Edinburgh 2007, First Edition
£24.00

Anderson William J. - The Architecture of the Renaissance in Italy

A fair copy. Spine worn and marked. Front hinges cracked. Prize label. 185pp. Frontispiece and 63 plates. Many illustrations in text. This is a good reading copy.
Published : B. T. Batsford Ltd, London 1901, Third Edition
£7.00

Apted Michael R. And Hannabuss Susan - Painters in Scotland 1301-1700 a Biographical Dictionary

Softback. A very good copy. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.viii,166.
Published : Scottish Record Society, Edinburgh 1978, First Edition
£9.00

Armour George Denholm - Bridle and Brush : Reminiscences of an Artist Sportsman

Hardback. A good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt on spine. Some fading to spine but lettering quite readable. Corner crease in rear board. Ownership inscription on front end-paper. Not foxed. Pp.xiv,390. 4 colour plates and 127 drawings in black and white by the author, Joseph Crawhall, Phil May, Maurice Greiffenhagen and Major C.A. Rickards.
Published : Eyre & Spottiswoode, London 1937, First Edition
£18.00

Baily J.T.Herbert - Francesco Bartolozzi, R.A.

Hardback. 4to. A very good and attractive copy in a maroon half-leather binding with five raised bands and gilt lettering on spine. Original blue paper covers bound in.Top edge gilt. Pp.xlix,82. Numerous illustrations including colour. Includes a list of published engravings by Bartolozzi, a bibliography of books relating to him and a list of his engravings sold at auction from 1901 to 1907. The book was a "Connoisseur" extra number. Some foxing to later pages (not affecting plates) but a nice copy. Photograph on request.
Published : Otto Limited, London 1907, First Edition
£50.00

Baird William - John Thomson of Duddingston: Pastor and Painter a Memoir with a Critical Review of His Works

Hardback. A very good copy in publisher's red cloth with title and vignette in gilt on front board and title in gilt on spine. Top edge gilt. Spine slightly faded. 12 plates including frontispiece. Gift label from the Ebenezer P.S.A. Brotherhood on front free endpaper. Protected in a removable cover.
Published : Oliphant Anderson & Ferrier, Edinburgh 1907, Second Edition
£30.00

Bakker Boudewijn (Introduction and Notes) - Amsterdam in the Eighteenth Century

Hardback. Nd.1970s? Oblong folio. A very good copy in a near very good dustwrapper which is a little rubbed. The wrapper is now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. A clean copy without ownership inscription, foxing or other internal marking. Unpaginated. 59 illustrations + dustwrapper and end-paper illustrations of Amsterdam in the 18th century selected from "the superb collection of drawings, watercolours and gouaches" in the Amsterdam municipal archives. With "an informative general introduction and full notes on each of the plates." Text in English.
Published : Uitgeverij Elmar, Delft,
£25.00

Banksy - Wall and Piece

Hardback. 4to. A very good copy. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. 207 pages. Illustrated throughout with many in colour.
Published : Century, London 2005,
£15.00

Bateman Robert - The World of Robert Bateman

4to. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. 168pp + Appendix. More than 90 colour plates. Black and white illustrations. A celebration of Bateman's wildlife art.
Published : Viking 1985, First Edition
£15.00

Beard Geoffrey - The Work of Robert Adam

A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. 244pp. 60 colour plates. 181 black and white plates.
Published : Bloomsbury Books, London 1992, Fifth Impression
£5.00

Beard, Geoffrey - The Work of Robert Adam

Hardback. 4to. Signed by the author and quarter bound in green morocco leather this is number 11 of 150 copies in the special 250th anniversary binding. A fine copy in a very good slip-case. Pp.x,244. 60 colour plates. 181 black and white plates.
Published : John Bartholomew & Son, Edinburgh & London 1978, First Edition
£80.00

Benedite Leonce (Introductory Essay) : Millet Jean Francois - The Drawings of Jean Francois Millet with Fifty Facsimile Reproductions of the Master's Work

Hardback. Folio. A very good copy in vellum boards (a little soiled) lettered in gilt on the spine and decorated in gilt on the upper board. All edges gilt.This is no.13 of 50 copies. Pp.vi,36 + 49 tissue-guarded tipped-in plates at the end. Coloured tipped-in frontispiece.
Published : William Heinemann, London 1906, First Edition
£450.00

Betjeman John - Vintage London

4to. A very good copy in a poor dustwrapper which lacks its spine panel. Some damp spotting to front end-papers. 24pp. 11 attractive tipped-in colour plates. 12 text illustrations.
Published : William Collins Sons & Co Ltd, London 1942, First Edition
£9.00

Bewick Thomas - Memoir of Thomas Bewick Written By Himself

A very good copy. 274pp. Illus. With an introduction by Edmund Blunden.
Published : Centaur Press, London 1961, First Edition Thus
£5.00