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Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in publisher's dark blue cloth with title in gilt on front board and on spine. INSCRIBED by the author on front free end-paper.. Profusely illustrated in colour and black and white. 380 pages. Very good dustwrapper, (depicting the statue of Sir Winston Churchill,) which is not price-clipped.
Published : Savoy Press , London 1989, First Edition
Hardback. A very good copy in a very good cdustwrapper which shows some spotting although this is not too obvious externally. The wrapper, which is not price-clipped, is now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. Light fore-edge foxing. No ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.xxxi,304. 47 colour plates. 30 black and white plates. 75 figures in the text. This is volume 14 in the New Naturalist series.
Published : Collins, London 1950, First Edition
Softback. A very good copy in grey wraps decorated on upper cover. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. 292 pages. 279 illustrations. A study of the early Renaissance period Italian architect and prolific writer.
Published : Faber & Faber, London 1989,
Softback. 4to. A very good copy. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Colour frontispiece and 20 colour plates with some accompanying text. Unpaginated - c.40 pages.This is an exhibition catalogue which includes works by E. A. Hornel, Sir John Lavery, Arthur Melville and others.
Published : Bourne Fine Art and the Fine Art Society , Edinburgh and London 2004,
Hardback. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper which is now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. Pp.xxix,301. 48 colour plates. Frontispiece and 190 black and white illustrations. Clarke was a Dublin artist famed in particular for his work in stained glass. This is the "first substantial biography of Clarke and critical survey of his ouevre." "In Clarke a fundamentally Arts and Crafts ideology is fused with a Celtic Revivalist spirit seeking expression in a modern idiom, at a fascinating period in Ireland's history."
Published : Irish Academic Press, Blackrock, Co. Dublin 1989, First Edition
A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. This is the Faber edition with a Readers Union label affixed to the title page. 297pp. Frontispiece and 214 illustrations. 43 line drawings in text.
Published : 1968,
A very good copy in a good dustwrapper which has some fading to spine. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. 292pp. Frontispiece and 62 plates. 31 figures. A comprehensive study of the life and achievement of Sir Christopher Wren.
Published : George Allen & Unwin, London 1953, First Edition
Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in a good dustwrapper. Bookplate. 22 pages text + 69 plates including colour. Escher is described as "one of Europe's most original graphic artists".
Published : Oldbourne, London 1967, New, Revised and Expanded Edition
4to. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. Would be near-fine but lower ends are a little bumped. 150 paintings, sketches and drawings of the birds, animals, flowers and plants that are to be found along the River Tay.
Published : J.M. Dent & Sons, London 1988, First Edition
Hardback. 4to. A fine copy in a very good dustwrapper which has one small tear at the head of the spine. 128 pages. Illustrations, mainly in colour, throughout of the birds and animals of mountain country, in particular the ptarmigan and the mountain hare.
Published : Mainstream Publishing, Edinburgh 1993, First Edition
Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in a very good, price-clipped, dustwrapper. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other marking. 150 paintings, sketches and drawings of the birds, animals, flowers and plants that are to be found along the River Tay.
Published : J.M. Dent and Sons, London 1988, First Edition
Softback. A very good copy. 152 pages. Many black and white illustrations. Maps. Signed by author.
Published : Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland, Edinburgh 1986, First Edition
A very good copy in a good, slightly chipped dustwrapper. Ownership inscription. 302pp. 24 colour illustrations. Many black and white diagrams. A thorough study of water colour painting.
Published : A & C Black, London 1931, First Edition
Hardback. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. Pp.xx,273. An authoritative study "which makes a fascinating contribution both to the architectural and cultural history of Scotland, and to the history of one of the country's most distinguished intellectual institutions".
Published : Aberdeen University Press 1989, First Edition
Hardback. 4to. A rather poor copy in green cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. Top edge gilt. Spine ends and board tips worn. Some discolouration to spine. The main defect, however, is that the hinges are cracked and the boards are coming loose. A previous owner has made a poor attempt at fixing this with sellotape. Ex libris plate of previous owner. 201 pages. Two illustrations. One of only 250 copies, this copy unnumbered. Sold as a reading/research copy of an uncommon book.
Published : David Douglas, Edinburgh 1885, First Edition
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
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,
4to. A good copy in darkened green paper-covered boards with fawn cloth spine. Wear to board tips. Browning to end-papers. 23 pages. Contains 25 designs (of more than 200 originally intended but not completed) which were originally made for an illustrated edition of "Biblia Innocentium." Short Introduction by Georgiana Burne-Jones.
Published : Longmans Green & Co, London 1902, First Edition
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
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
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
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,
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
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
Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in a near very good, price-clipped, dustwrapper which has one small chip and a little wrinkling on the front cover (which has a colour pictorial onlay). One of a limited edition of 600 copies. A nice clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. 47 pages text + 72 black and white plates + 2 tipped-in colour plates. Includes a catalogue listing 267 of the marine artist's works.
Published : F. Lewis, Leigh-On-Sea 1977, First Edition
A very good copy. Top edge gilt. Pp.xiv,268. 200 illustrations. Essays, by a number of authors on etchers and engravers old and modern.
Published : Eveleigh Nash, London 1913, First Edition
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,
Hardback. Small 4to. A very good copy in blue cloth lettered in gilt. Top edge gilt. No ownership inscription. Pp.xiii,503. 76 full page plates.
Published : T. C. And E. C. Jack, Edinburgh 1908, First Edition
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
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,
Hardbacks. A two volume set published in 1930 and 1934 respectively. Blue cloth lettered in gilt on the spines. Both spines evenly faded otherwise both volumes are in very good condition. No ownership inscription and not foxed. Pp.xx,168; xvi,180. Numerous plates and figures in the text.
Published : Oxford University Press, First Edition
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
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
4to. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. 200pp. 14 colour plates. 140 monochrome plates.
Published : Thames & Hudson, London 1979, First Edition
Softback. A fine copy. 112 pages. 95 figures including many in colour. Published to accompany an exhibition in the Scottish National Portrait Gallery.
Published : Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh 2001, First Edition
Hardback. 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
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
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
Hardback. A very good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt. No ownership inscription. Foxing/browning to end-papers but otherwise clean. Pp.viii,237. Many full-page and other illustrations.
Published : A.H. Bullen, London 1906, First Edition
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
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
Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. Not foxed and no ownership inscription. Pp.xxiv,404. Many black and white plates. An unusual book with chapters on mausolea and other buildings to celebrate death, the development of cemeteries in Great Britain in the 19th century, war cemeteries and memorials etc.
Published : Constable, London 1980, First Edition
Hardback. A very good copy in the original cloth. Lacks dustwrapper. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.xi,99. 16 colour plates. 48 black and white plates.
Published : Thomas Nelson & Sons Ltd, London 1947, First Edition
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, Second Edition
Hardbacks. 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,
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 UK Edition
Hardback. 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
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,
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
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