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Burchard John E. Et al (Editors) - Planning the University Library Building: a Summary of Discussions By Librarians, Architects and Engineers

Hardback. A very good copy in light green cloth lettered in black. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. Pp.xvii,145. 14 illustrations.
Published : Princeton University Press 1949, First Edition
£10.00

Burkhauser, Jude (Editor) - "Glasgow Girls" Women in Art and Design 1880-1920

Softback. 4to. A very good copy. No ownership inscription and not foxed. 264 pages. 329 illustrations with a good number in colour. A study of the women who contributed to "an avante garde movement of art and design innovation in Europe which we now refer to as "The Glasgow Style."
Published : Canongate, Edinburgh 1990,
£25.00

Burn R. Scott (Editor) - The New Guide to Masonry, Bricklaying and Plastering Theoretical and Practical

Nd. c.1872? Probably first edition. 4to. A handsome volume which has been rebound in a maroon half-leather binding lettered and decorated in gilt on the spine. Five raised bands on spine. New end-papers. Pp.xi,440. Extra illustrated title page. 160 plates at end. 346 wood engravings in the text. Intended to be "the most comprehensive and exhaustive Treatise hitherto issued" relating to "the Building Arts". Includes examples from the Universal Exposition in Paris of 1867. A very nice, clean copy.
Published : McGready, Thomson & Niven, Glasgow, Melbourne and Dunedin,
£150.00

Bury Adrian (Editor) - Rowlandson Drawings

4to. A very good copy in a good dustwrapper browned, and with minor wear and tear, at the edges. 96pp. 82 black and white drawings by Thomas Rowlandson introduced by Adrian Bury.
Published : Avalon Press, London 1949, First Edition
£14.00

Bushnell George Herbert - Scottish Engravers a Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Engravers and of Engravers Who Worked in Scotland to the Beginning of the Nineteenth Century

Hardback. Slim 8vo. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. A little foxing. Pp.xii,60. A summary of the lives and works of 237 engravers.
Published : Oxford University Press 1949, First Edition
£15.00

Buxbaum, Tim - Scottish Garden Buildings : From Food to Folly

Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. 192 pages. Numerous illustrations including colour. Covers pineapple houses, doocots, gatehouses, gazebos, summerhouses etc.
Published : Mainstream Publishing, Edinburgh 1989, First Edition
£14.00

Callow John - Landscape in Water-Colors Vere Foster's Drawing Copy Book L1-9 and L11,12

Nd. c.1870? Consists of eleven paper covered booklets in good condition held loosely within the cloth hardcover binding for this series (Vere Foster's Drawing Series - IV). The binding is a little marked and faded on the back cover. The booklets each have a sepia plate and a water-colour plate and three pages of text. There were 12 booklets in the series. 11 are present here, L10 being missing.
Published : Marcus Ward, London,
£50.00

Campbell Mungo - The Line of Tradition

4to. Softback. 95pp. 63 illustrations mostly in colour. A catalogue to accompany an exhibition of watercolours, drawings and prints by Scottish artists from 1700 to 1990.
Published : National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh 1993, First Edition
£12.00

Carli Enzo - Aldo Cortina

Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. Inscribed presentation copy from Aldo Cortina. 116 pages. A book of colour plates of Cortina's paintings with a short Introduction in Italian.
Published : Edizioni Martello, Milan 1981, First Edition
£28.00

Cassou Jean - Picasso

Hardback. Large 4to. A very good copy in a good dustwrapper which is a little chipped and torn at the edges. 48 pages. 16 tipped-in colour plates. Black and white illustrations. Text in French.
Published : Editions Hyperion, Paris 1946,
£15.00

Cha Louis (Introduction) - Contemporary Chinese Painting

Hardback. 4to. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. 143 pages. Illustrates in colour 120 Chinese paintings by 55 artists. Includes brief biographies of the artists. Text in Chinese and English.
Published : The Chinese University Press, Hong Kong 1986, First Edition
£45.00

Chambers Robert - The Ancient Domestic Architecture of Edinburgh [and] Edinburgh Castle as Before the Siege of 1573

Hardback. This is a bound copy of two papers read before the Archaeological Institute in Edinburgh in July 1856 and probably dates from shotly after that time. Maroon boards with black leather spine lettered in gilt. Horizontal crease across rear board. Pencilled inscription on front fixed end-paper reads "Bought by me at sale of the Powfoulis library." 36 pages. Illustrated. A good copy.
Published : Privately Published,
£25.00

Clarke Sommers and Engelbach R. - Ancient Egyptian Masonry: The Building Craft

Hardback. A good copy in green cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. Some wear to spine ends and edges. Ownership inscription and blind stamp on front end-paper. Pp.xvi,242. Frontispiece and 268 illustrations. A ground-breaking study of the methods employed in the construction of stone buildings in ancient Egypt.
Published : Oxford University Press/ Humphrey Milford, London 1930, First Edition
£120.00

Compton Susan (Editor) - Chagall : Love and the Stage 1914-1922

Hardback. 4to. A fine copy in a very good dustwrapper. Numerous illustrations including many in colour. Published on the occasion of a London exhibition of Chagall's work.
Published : Merrell Holberton, London 1998, First Edition
£9.00

Conner Patrick - Oriental Architecture in the West

4to. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. 200pp. 14 colour plates. 140 monochrome plates.
Published : Thames & Hudson, London 1979, First Edition
£15.00

Cowart, Jack; Schneider, Pierre; Elderfield, John; Kostenvich, Albert; Coyle, Laura - Matisse in Morocco: The Paintings and Drawings, 1912-1913

4to. Would be a fine copy in a very good dustwrapper except that a previous owner has sellotaped the edges of the wrapper to the book. 293 pages. 255 illustrations of which 50 are in colour. Accompanying an exhibition, the book "explores the radiant paintings and newly discovered drawings created during a pivotal phase of the French artist's career - his two visits to Tangier in early 1912 and in the winter of 1912-1913."
Published : Thames & Hudson Ltd 1990, First Edition
£20.00

Cowling Elizabeth - Surrealism and After the Gabrielle Keiller Collection

4to. A very good copy. A little fading to covers. Spine a little slanted. Softcover. 208pp. Many illustrations including colour. An Exhibition catalogue.
Published : Trustees of the National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh 1997, First Edition
£14.00

Cowling Mary - Paintings from the Reign of Victoria: The Royal Holloway Collection, London

Hardback. Large 4to. A near fine copy. Very small ownership label on front fixed end-paper. In a fine dustwrapper which is now protected in a clear, removable, sleeve. Pp.xi,244. Numerous illustrations with many in colour. This volume accompanied an exhibition of Victorian art collected by Thomas Holloway.
Published : Art Services International, Alexandria, Virginia 2008, First Edition
£15.00

Crane Walter - An Artist's Reminiscences

Hardback. A good copy in blue cloth lettered and decorated in white. Patches of fading at top of rear board. Boards now protected in a clear, removable, sleeve. Top edge gilt. Hinges tender. Pp.xvi,520 + 40pp publisher's catalogue dated July 1907. Numerous illustrations.
Published : Methuen & Co, London 1907, First Edition
£50.00

Cundall H. M. - Birket Foster R. W. S.

Hardback. A good copy in decorated blue cloth lettered in gilt on spine. Gift inscription. Coloured illustrations (not from this book) pasted onto front end-paper. Pp.xix,216 + 4pp adverts. 73 colour illustrations. 20 full-page black and white illustrations + illustrations in text. A biography of a much-loved 19th century English artist.
Published : A & C Black, London 1906, First Edition
£20.00

Dale Antony - Fashionable Brighton 1820-1860

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which has a little wear at the spine ends. Ownership inscription. 192pp. 91 plates. This edition is revised and has new illustrations.
Published : Oriel Press 1967,
£20.00

Dan-Fong Liang - Vatican and Italian Churches - Symbols of Western Christian Civilization : An Oriental Painter's View

Hardback. Square 4to. A near fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. 101 pages. A series of attractive paintings, mostly in colour with accompanying text in English, Chinese and Italian. Paintings mostly, but not exclusively, of churches.
Published : Linking Publishing Co., Taipei 2003, First Edition
£25.00

Dan-Fong Liang - Vatican and Italian Churches II - Symbols of Western Christian Civilization : An Oriental Painter's View

Hardback. Square 4to. A very good copy in a complete and untorn dustwrapper which is a little faded on the spine. Inscribed by the artist. Gift inscription by two others. 101 pages. Numerous, mainly colour, illustrations accompanied by text in Italian, English and Chinese.
Published : Linking Publishing Co., Taipei 2005, First Edition
£30.00

David Stark - Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Co., 1854 to 2004

Hardback. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. Possible inscription from the author - "To Charles, Best Wishes, David." 328 pages. Numerous black and white illustrations. Front end-paper map. Rear end-paper colour illustration. This is a history of the architectural practice of John Honeyman and Keppie (now Keppie Design) of which Charles Rennie MacKintosh was at one time the thid partner.
Published : Stenlake Publishing 2004, First Edition
£9.00

Day Harold A.E. - East Anglian Painters [3 Vol. Set Complete]

4to. A very good three volume set. Vols. 2 & 3 are first editions (1968 and 1969) each limited to 1000 copies. Vol. 1 is the 1971 second edition. Each vol. has the previous owner's ex libris plate and sellotape traces to the end-papers. otherwise a nice clean set with numewrous illustrations. The second edition of Vol. 1 has a number of changed plates, numerous additions to the "Notes on Further Painters" and a catalogue of the "Rope Papers." [Please note this heavy set will require additional postage].
Published : Eastbourne Fine Art,
£38.00

De Vries A.B. - Jan Vermeer Van Delft

4to. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is a little browned on spine. 111pp + 41 plates at end. Also tipped-in colour frontispiece and 3 other colour and 28 black and white plates in text. The illustrations cover almost the complete known work of Vermeer.
Published : B. T. Batsford Ltd, London 1948, First Edition
£18.00

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
£9.00

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

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

Dennison E. Patricia et al - Painting the Town : Scottish Urban History in Art

A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. Pp.xxxii,475. Numerous illustrations and maps with some in colour. Described as "a stunning visual record of contemporary images of Scotland's towns and townspeople before photography." [Please note this is a very heavy book which will require extra postage.].
Published : Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, Edinburgh 2013, First Edition
£18.00

Descharnes, Robert; Neret, Gilles - Salvador Dali : 1904-1989

Hardback. Large 4to. A very good copy in publisher's light blue cloth with title in white on front board and on spine.No inscriptions. Many coloured illustrations throughout. 224 pages. Very good illustrated dustwrapper which is not price-clipped. Dali was one of the century's greatest exhibitionists and eccentrics and was rewarded with fierce controversy wherever he went.
Published : Taschen 1998,
£14.00

Dickson, T. Elder - W.G. Gillies

Hardback. Oblong 8vo. A very good copy. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. Text block attached at rear hinge only (as intended with this book). 109 pages. 44 illustrations including colour. Loosely inserted is a Christmas card showing a Gillies painting and with the hand-written words "Christmas Greetings from Bill Gillies".
Published : Edinburgh University Press 1974, First Edition
£30.00

Duby George - The Europe of the Cathedrals 1140-1280

4to. A fine copy in a very good dustwrapper, all in a very good slip-case. 220 pages. Many fine full-page plates including tipped-in colour plates.
Published : Editions D'Art Albert Skira, Geneva 1966, First Edition
£24.00

Duval, Paul - High Realism in Canada

Large 4to. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is now protected in a clear, removable, sleeve. Inscribed presentation copy from the author to Sol Littman "whose comments enliven, brighten and inform the Canadian art scene." 175 pages. 92 colour illustrations. 23 black and white illustrations. "Here, for the first time, is a volume that presents a cross section of the work of Canada's high realists--".
Published : Clarke,Irwin & Co., Toronto and Vancouver 1974, First Edition
£20.00

Eberlein Harold Donaldson & Hubbard Cortlandt Van Dyke - Glass in Modern Construction Its Place in Architectural Design and Decoration

4to. A very good copy in a dustwrapper missing a piece at the foot of the spine and with a few other chips and tears. Small ownership inscription on front end-paper. 29pp + 62 plates each with explanatory caption which show the structural and decorative possibilities of glass.
Published : Charles Scribner's Sons, New York and London 1937, First Edition
£95.00

Egerton Judy - George Stubbs 1724-1806

Small folio. A near fine copy in a similar dustwrapper. Hardback. Previous owner's name and address label on front end-paper. 248pp. 190 illustrations many in colour. A nice copy of an impressive exhibiton catalogue.
Published : Tate Gallery, London 1984, First Edition
£25.00

Egerton, Judy - Wright of Derby

Softback. 4to. A very good copy. Bookplate. 294 pages. Numerous colour and black and white illustrations. Published to celebrate the first major exhibition of Wright's work at the Tate Gallery, London, in Paris and in New York.
Published : Tate Gallery, London 1990, First Edition
£14.00

Elliott Robert - Art and Ireland

Hardback. Nd but probably 1st edition of 1902. A good copy in green cloth letterd in gilt on the spine. Top edge gilt. Board tips a little bumped. No ownership inscription. Some browning/foxing to end-papers. Pp.xviii,[2],314 + one page adverts. Frontispiece and eight plates. Preface by Edward Martyn. Includes eccleasiastical architecture, sculpture, stained glass etc.
Published : Sealy, Briers & Walker, Dublin,
£22.00

Errington Lindsay - William McTaggart 1835-1910

4to. A near fine copy. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. 135 pages. 32 colour plates. Many black and white illustrations. McTaggart was one of Scotland's finest landscape painters. This book was published to coincide with an exhibition of his work at the Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh.
Published : National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh 1989, First Edition
£10.00

Errington, Lindsay - William McTaggart 1835-1910

Softback. 4to. A near fine copy. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other marking. 135 pages. 32 colour plates. Frontispiece and black and white illustrations. A book published to coincide with an exhibition of McTaggart's works in Edinburgh.
Published : National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh 1989, First Edition
£10.00

Ethell Jeffrey L. - Shark's Teeth Nose Art

4to. Softcover. A very good copy. 128pp. Numerous illustrations in colour and black and white. Traces the history of shark's teeth nose art on aeroplanes from World War 1 onwards.
Published : Airlife Publishing, Shrewsbury 1992, First Edition
£5.00

Euphen Alexander - Exhibitions and Expeditions an Artist's Diary

Softback. A near fine copy. 240 pages. Numerous illustrations. The author was a flower and landscape artist and past President of the Scottish Society of Women Artists. A short part hand-written and signed note by the author asking for a review of her memoirs is loosely enclosed.
Published : Bordersprint Ltd, Selkirk 2002, First Edition
£9.00

Falk Bernard - Thomas Rowlandson His Life and Art a Documentary Record

Nd. c. 1950. 4to. A very good copy in a dustwrapper which is faded on the spine and the edges of which have been strengthened with tape both internally and externally. A clean copy with no ownership inscription or foxing. 236pp. 91 illustrations including 21 in colour. A life and appreciation of the paintings of England's greatest caricaturist.
Published : Hutchinson & Co., London, First Edition
£25.00

Faulkner, Tom.; Greg, Andrew - John Dobson, Newcastle Architect, 1787-1865

Softcover. 4to. A very good copy. 109 pages. Many illustrations. Includes a catalogue of Dobson's works.
Published : Tyne and Wear Museums Service 1987, First Edition
£14.00

Fenton, Alexander (Foreword) - Highland Vernacular Building

Softback. A near fine copy in card covers. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. 111 pages. Illustrations. Maps. Contains five essays including "Some Patterns in Highland Building" by Elizabeth Beaton and "Highland Planned Villages" by Nic Allen.
Published : Scottish Vernacular Buildings Working Group, Edinburgh 1989, First Edition
£15.00

Fenton, Alexander; Walker, Bruce - The Rural Architecture of Scotland

Hardback. 4to. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper which is not price-clipped and which is now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. Pp.xi,242. 195 illustrations. "The authors use survey drawings, photographs and a closely documented text to show the splendid variety of Scottish rural architecture and to explore a new approach to the history of the country."
Published : John Donald Publishers Ltd., Edinburgh 1981, First Edition
£40.00

Fergusson, J.D. - Modern Scottish Painting

Hardback. A very good copy in blue cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. In a fair to good dustwrapper which has a number of edge chips. The wrapper is now protected in a clear, removable, sleeve. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. 151pp.+3pp publisher's adverts. Frontispiece. The author was one of the major artists of the Scottish Colourists school of painting. A scarce book in dustwrapper.
Published : William MacLellan, Glasgow 1943, First Edition
£35.00

Finlay Ian - Celtic Art an Introduction

A fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper. 183pp. 4 colour plates. 111 monochrome plates. 49 figures. Map. The author was Director of The Royal Scottish Museum in Edinburgh.
Published : Faber & Faber, London 1973, First Edition
£10.00

Firth Jack - Scottish Watercolour Painting

A fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper which is slightly faded on spine. 96pp. 15 colour illustrations. 45 black and white illustrations. Covers the background and tradition of Scottish watercolour painting but is mainly concerned with the current scene.
Published : The Ramsay Head Press, Edinburgh 1979, First Edition
£18.00

Firth, Jack - Scottish Watercolour Painting

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. 96 pages. 15 colour illustrations. 45 black and white illustrations.
Published : The Ramsay Head Press, Edinburgh 1979, First Edition
£19.00