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Art / Architecture

Fischer, Katrina Sigsbee;Hurst, Alexander Anthony - Anton Otto Fischer: Marine Artist His Life and Work

Hardback. 4to. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. Pp.xxvi,260. Frontispiece and 235 illustrations, many in colour.
Published : Teredo Books Ltd, Brighton 1977, First Edition

Foskett Daphne - British Portrait Miniatures a History

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. Previous owner's name on f.e.p. 199pp. 24 colour plates. 191 monochrome plates. The history of British portrait miniatures from Henry VIII to present times.
Published : Spring Books, London 1968,

Frith W. P. - My Autobiography and Reminiscences Volume I

Hardback. A good copy overall in a half-leather binding. Leather torn and chipped at top of spine. Very good internally with no ownership inscription and only a little foxing. 389 pages + 1 page of Notes. Frontispiece.The first volume of the autobiography of the Royal Academician and painter of the British social scene.
Published : Richard Bentley and Son, London 1887,

Gage, Edward - The Eye in the Wind: Scottish Painting Since 1945

4to. A very good copy in a good plus dustwrapper which is faded on the spine but leaving the lettering clear. 160 pages. 52 plates including colour.
Published : Collins, London 1977, First Edition

Gale, Iain - William MacTaggart, 1903-1981

A fine copy in card covers. 58 pages. Many illustrations including 24 full-page colour plates. An exhibition catalogue.
Published : National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh 1998, First Edition

Gardner, Keith S. - Sir William Russell Flint 1880-1969 a Catalogue Raisonne of the Unsigned Limited Edition Works of Sir William Russell Flint Together with a Review of Fine Books and Other Collectable Ephemera Volume II

Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in a dark blue leatherette binding lettered in gilt. Lacks slip-case. A clean copy without ownership inscription or otrher internal marking. 152 pages. Black and white portrait of Flint. Numerous colour plates. One of 1000 copies of the Dealer's Edition. The first volume of the Catalogue Raisonne covered signed limited edition works.
Published : Michael Stewart Associates, Bristol 1994,

Gasser Daniel - Mythologies 1986-1996

4to. A fine copy in a very good dustwrapper which has a smallish edge tear on the rear panel. This is no. 325 of 350 numbered copies. 240 pages. A book of Gasser's art work in colour. Includes a modest amount of text which is in French, German and English. [This is a heavy book which will incur extra overseas postage].
Published : SERS, Strasbourg 1996, First Edition

Geffroy Gustave - The National Gallery

4to. A good copy in green cloth boards with vellum spine which is rather discoloured. 146pp. Many illustrations. The text deals with the various schools of painting represented in the gallery.
Published : Frederick Warne, London 1904, First Edition

Geikie Walter - Etchings Illustrative of Scottish Character and Scenery

4to. A good plus copy in a quarter leather binding with marbled boards. Some rubbing to spine and board tips and edges. Top edge gilt. Marbled end-papers. Bookplate. Some end-paper foxing but generally a clean copy internally. Sir Thomas Dick Lauder's edition with additional plates and letterpress. No.268 of 366 copies with proof impressions of the plates. Frontispiece and 92 plates with accompanying text. Biographical Introduction by Sir Thomas Dick Lauder. Fine studies of Scottish characters from the early part of the 19th century.
Published : William Paterson, Edinburgh 1885,

Gibson Alexander and White John Forbes - George Paul Chalmers R.S.A.

Hardback. Small 4to. A fair to good copy in blue paper-covered boards. The spine has been replaced with black tape. Ownership inscription. 74 pages. 6 illustrations. Consists of two essays, one biographical and one critical. Includes a catalogue of Chalmers' exhibited paintings. The book is a memorial to a 19th century Scottish artist.
Published : David Douglas, Edinburgh 1879, First Edition

Gill Eric - Beauty Looks After Herself

Hardback. A very good copy in black cloth lettered in silver. 253 pages. Essays mainly relating to art and architecture.
Published : Sheed & Ward, London 1933, First Edition

Gillespie, James H. - Details of Scottish Domestic Architecture

Hardback. Folio. This is a facsimile reprint of the first edition of 1922 and is no. 140 of 1000 copies. A very good copy with brown leatherette spine and blue cloth boards, lettered in gilt on the spine and upper board. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.xviii,34,xix,-xxi,+ 124 plates of measured drawings and six plates of collotype reproductions of photographs. Described as "a series of selected examples from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, of stonework, woodwork, furniture, plasterwork and metalwork" with introductory and descriptive text by James Gillespie.
Published : Heritage Press (Scotland), Aberdeenshire 1980,

Girouard Mark - The Victorian Country House

4to. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. Bookplate. Pp. xxii, 218. 420 plates. 35 figures. Deals with the social and architectural background, individual buildings etc.
Published : Clarendon Press, Oxford 1971, First Edition

Goldsworthy Andy - Wall at Storm King

Hardback. 4to. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. 92 pages. 100 colour illustrations. "This sculpture marks a continuation of the dialogue between wood and stone which Goldsworthy has been exploring for some years."
Published : Thames & Hudson, London 2000, First Edition

Goldsworthy, Andy; Craig, David - Arch

Hardback. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. 80 pages. 35 colour illustrations. An account of the travels of a stone arch, built by Goldsworthy, on a journey along drove roads from Galloway through Cumbria to Kirby Lonsdale.
Published : Thames & Hudson, London 1999, First Edition

Goodwin Gordon - British Mezzotinters Thomas Watson James Watson Elizabeth Judkins

Hardback. A good plus copy in black cloth lettered in gilt. Some rubbing to the cloth at edges. Some edge and end-paper foxing. Pp.viii,230. 5 illustrations.
Published : A.H. Bullen, London 1904, First Edition

Gould, Cecil - The Paintings of Correggio

Hardback. 4to. A near fine copy in a similar price-clipped dustwrapper. 307 pages + more than 200 monochrome plates at the end. 12 colour plates. Figures in text. A detailed study of the artist's life and paintings. Includes a catalogue of all Correggio's surviving paintings together with a list of lost works and notes on paintings attributed to him.
Published : Faber & Faber, London 1976, First Edition

Griffin Peter - "Sealed with Fire" : Images of Neruda

Small oblong 4to. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. Lower board tips a little bumped. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. Unpaginated. This is the book of an Exhibition of the poems of the great Chilean poet Pablo Neruda accompanied by paintings reflecting on that poetry by Peter Griffin. 15 tipped-in coloured reproductions of these paintings are included in the book together with photographic illustrations.
Published : Eropean Academy for the Arts, London 1997, First Edition

Hall Donald - Henry Moore The Life and Work of a Great Sculptor

A very good copy in a rather edge-worn, marked and slightly chipped dustwrapper. A little foxing to end-papers and page-ends. 181pp. Many illus. The first full and detailed biography of Henry Moore.
Published : Victor Gollancz, London 1966, First Edition

Halsby Julian and Harris Paul (Editors) - The Dictionary of Scottish Painters, 1600 to the Present

Softback. 4to. A fine copy. 242 pages. Many colour and black and white illustrations. An alphabetically arranged reference work outlinig the careers of Scottish painters.
Published : Canongate, Edinburgh 1998,

Halsby, Julian and Harris, Paul - The Dictionary of Scottish Painters, 1600 to the Present

Hardback. 4to. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. 242 pages. Numerous illustrations mostly in colour. Contains entries on 2000 painters who have worked in Scotland.
Published : Canongate, Edinburgh 1998,

Hardie William - Scottish Painting 1837-1939

4to. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper with a closed edge tear. Sellotape marks on corners of end-papers. 112pp. 124 illustrations including colour.
Published : Studio Vista, London 1976, First Edition

Harding, D.W. - The Archaeology of Celtic Art

Hardback. A fine copy. Pp.xv,301. Colour plates. Numerous black and white illustrations, maps and figures. "This new study will be indispensable for anyone wanting to take a fresh and innovative perspective on Celtic art."
Published : Routledge, Oxford 2007, First Edition

Harkess Claire - St Kilda

A very good copy in card covers. This is a 48 page exhibition catalogue of paintings by Claire Harkess of the scenery and bird life of St. Kilda. Foreword by Louise Johnstone.
Published : Plockton Gallery 2007, First Edition

Harris, Paul; Halsby, Julian - The Dictionary of Scottish Painters 1600-1960

Hardback. 4to. A good copy in a good, slightly chipped, dustwrapper. The book is a little "skewed" but is otherwise sound. Not foxed and no ownership inscription. Pp.xii,236. More than 300 illustrations mostly in colour. Contains entries on some 2000 painters who have worked in Scotland.
Published : Canongate, Edinburgh 1990, First Edition

Hay D. R. - The Principles of Beauty in Colouring Systematized

Hardback. A good plus copy in beige cloth which shows some soiling especially to the upper board. Lettered in gilt on spine. Small ownership inscription on front end-paper. Pp.iv,72 + 14 hand coloured examples + 8pp publisher's adverts. There are some spots of foxing on the pages containing the coloured examples although not on the colouring itself. The book attempts to elucidate how nature affects us aesthetically "by pointing out the principles upon which the mind is gratified and refined through the organs of vision, by an operation of the laws of Nature with a further attempt to systematize these principles." David Ramsay Hay was a Scottish artist, interior decorator and colour theorist. He decorated Abbotsford for Sir Walter Scott and Holyroodhouse for Queen Victoria. He wrote a number of works on colour harmony and beauty.
Published : William Blackwood & Sons, Edinburgh 1845, First Edition

Hay George - Architecture of Scotland

A very good copy in a near very good dustwrapper which is a little soiled on the rear panel. Inscribed presentation copy from the author. 96 pages. Illustrated throughout.
Published : Oriel Press 1977,

Haynes Nick - Perth & Kinross an Illustrated Architectural Guide

A fine copy. Paperback. 240 pages. Many illustrations including colour.
Published : The Rutland Press, Edinburgh 2000, First Edition

Heckstall-Smith B. - Yachts & Yachting in Contemporary Art

4to. A very good copy in blue cloth lettered in gilt on spine and upper board. Bevelled edges. Top edge gilt. Fairly extensive foxing but plates appear unaffected. Pp.xvi,48 + 103 plates including quite a number of tipped-in colour plates.
Published : The Studio, London 1925, First Edition

Hewlett Tom - Cadell: The Life and Works of a Scottish Colourist, 1883-1937

A fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper which has a little creasing at top of spine. 112 pages. Numerous colour illustrations including some full page. This is the first book to be devoted entirely to the life and work of Francis Cadell one of Scotland's most important and influential artists of the 20th century.
Published : Portland Gallery, London 1988, First Edition

Hodgson Pat - The War Illustrators

A very good copy in a near vg dustwrapper just a little worn at spine ends. 191pp. Numerous illustrations. The work of 60 war illustrators of the 19th century.
Published : Osprey, London 1977, First Edition

Holme Charles (editor) - The "Old" Water Colour Society 1804 - 1904

Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in light brown cloth lettered in gilt. Bevelled edges. Top edge gilt. No ownership inscription. Moderate edge foxing. Pp.xlvi + 40 colour plates. Includes a chronological list of members and associates of the society.
Published : The Studio, London 1905, First Edition

Honeyman T.J. - Three Scottish Colourists: S. J. Peploe; F. C. B. Cadell; Leslie Hunter

Hardback. A very good copy in a good dustwrapper which has a couple of edge tears (one of which is two inches long) and some fading to the spine (although the lettering is clear). A clean copy with no ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.xi,132. 16 colour plates. 27 black and white plates. A "serious yet entertaining study" of the life and work of three Scottish artists whom the author knew intimately.
Published : Thomas Nelson & Sons Ltd, London 1950, First Edition

Howard Deborah (Editor) - William Adam

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. Hardback. Bookplate. 124pp. Illustrated. Articles on Adam by various authors. This is subtitled "Architectural Heritage 1" and is the journal of the Architectural Heritage Society of Scotland.
Published : Edinburgh University Press 1990, First Edition

Howard, Deborah - Scottish Architecture : Reformation to Restoration, 1560-1660

Hardback. Small 4to. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. Pp.xvi,270. Profusely illustrated. A volume in "The Architectural History of Scotland" series.
Published : Edinburgh University Press 1995, First Edition

Huish Maurice B. - British Water-Colour Art

A near vg copy of the signed limited edition. This is no. 442 of 500 copies. Spine a bit dull with a small tear at top. Upper board slightly marked. Some foxing to tissue-guards but otherwise a lovely clean copy internally. 218pp. 62 full-page colour illustrations.
Published : Tfe Fine Art Society Adam and Charles Black, London 1904, First Edition

Hutcheon Robin - Chinnery the Man and the Legend

Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in a good plus dustwrapper which shows a little edge wear and tear. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. Pp.xii,180. Many illustrations including 16 colour plates. Full-page map. A biography of the British artist who spent much of his life in China and India. Includes a chapter on Chinnery's shorthand by Geoffrey W. Bonsall.
Published : Soth China Morning Post, Hongkong 1975, First Edition

Ireland Stanley and Bechoefer William (Editors) - The Ottoman House: Papers from the Amasya Symposium, 24-27 September 1996 (British Institute of Archaeology at Ankara Monograph)

4to. A very good copy in laminated boards. 133 pages + plates at end. Numerous figures. Map. A little ink writing on four pages. Papers on traditional Ottoman domestic architecture.
Published : British Institute of Archaeology at Ankara 1998, First Edition

Keppie L.J.F. And Arnold Beverly J. - Corpus of Sculpture of the Roman World Great Britain Volume 1 Fascicule 4 Scotland

4to. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper with one small tear. 68pp + 42 plates. The book describes 170 items of scuptured material from Roman military sites in Scotland.
Published : Published for the British Academy By the Oxford University Press 1984, First Edition

Keynes Geoffrey (Introduction and commentary) - William Blake's Water-Colour Designs for the Poems of Thomas Gray

4to. A very good copy in a very good price-clipped dustwrapper. Gift inscription. Pp.xx,72 + 116 designs in monochrome at end. 16 colour plates.
Published : Eyre Methuen, London 1972,

Knutsson, Bo - Swedish Art in Glass 1900-1990: An Important Private Collection

Softback. Oblong 8vo. A very good copy. Text in English and Japanese. Unpaginated. Comprises a short introduction followed by 138 examples illustrated in colour with a brief description of each.
Published : Knuttson Art and Antiques, Vanersborg, Sweden 1991, First Edition

Koot Ton - On the Canals of Amsterdam

Illustrated by Willem G. Hofker.
Folio. A very good copy in soft brown leather in a very good dustwrapper which in turn is protected by a glacine wrapper which has a few tears. 103pp. A book of drawings of the canals and buildings of Amsterdam.
Published : Uitgeverij Nijgh & Van Ditmar, The Hague/Rotterdam,

Lambotte, Sir Paul (Edited By Geoffrey Holme) - Flemish Painting Before the Eighteenth Century

4to. A very good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt. In a fair dustwrapper which has some largeish chips and some staining at the foot of the rear panel. The wrapper is now protected in a clear, removable, sleeve. No ownership inscription. Pp.vii,48 + 90 plates at end including 8 in colour.
Published : The Studio, London 1927, First Edition

Larner Gerald and Larner Celia - The Glasgow Style

. A very good copy. No ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.vii,23 + 205 black and white illustrations. Examines the work of several Glasgow artists who formed parrt of the Artts and Crafts Movement of the early 20th century.
Published : Astragal Books, London 1980,

Larner Gerald and Larner Celia - The Glasgow Style

Softback. A very good copy. A nice clean copy with no ownership inscription or other marking. Pp.vii,23 + 205 illustrations with accompanying text. In the 1890s Glasgow was one of the centres of the European Arts and Crafts Movement. "This book ----is the most complete record ever produced of an episode in 20th century art history whose importance and influence is being increasingly appreciated."
Published : Astragal Books, London 1980,

Lavender David - The Monarchy in Portrait Miniatures from Elizabeth I to Queen Victoria

Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in a dustwrapper which is complete and untorn but showing fading round the edges. Bookplate. 112 portrait miniatures illustrated in colour mostly actual size. An exhibition catalogue.
Published : D.S. Lavender (Antiques) Ltd, London 1993, First Edition

Leask Harold G. - Irish Churches and Monastic Buildings [Three Volume Set]

Hardbacks. The full three volume set in black cloth lettered in gilt. Volume I, "The First Phases and the Romaesque," is the first edition of 1955 and is a good copy with (damp?) fading to the edges of the boards. Ownership inscription. Upper board tips a little bumped. 173 pages. Frontispiece and 20 plates + 100 other illustrations. Volume 2, "Gothic Architecture to 1400,"is the third impression of 1990 and is a very good, bright, copy without ownership inscription or foxing. 162 pages. Frontispiece and 28 plates + 77 other illustrations. Volume 3, "Medieval Gothic The Last Phases,"is a 1985 reprint and is a very good, bright, copy without ownership inscription or foxing. 190 pages. Frontispiece and 29 plates + 81 other illustrations. A definitive work on early and medieval Irish ecclesiastical architecture.
Published : Dundalgan Press (W. Tempest) Ltd, Dundalk,

Levey Michael - Painting in XVIII Century Venice

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper with minor edge tears. 225pp. 115 illustrations including 8 in colour.
Published : Phaidon, London 1959, First Edition