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

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
£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,
£18.00

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
£45.00

du Feu, Leo - Landscapes and Birds of Scotland - an Artist's View

Softback. Large 4to. A fine copy. Pictorial front cover. Inscribed presentation copy from the author to John Lloyd (perhaps the writer and television producer). The author's busines card loosely inserted. Pp.ix,113. Numerous coolour paintings and black and white sketches of Scottish scenery and birds with some accompanying text.
Published : Northern Arts Publications, Huddersfield 2013, First Edition
£18.00

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

Hardback. 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
£25.00

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,
£28.00

Errington Lindsay - William McTaggart 1835-1910

Softback. 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

Evans Joan - Art in Mediaeval France 987-1498

A very good copy in blue cloth lettered in gilt. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. Pp.xxviii,317. Frontispiece and 280 illustrations. 11 plans. Folding map at rear.
Published : Oxford University Press 1948, First Edition
£12.00

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

Farrer, Anne - Wu Guanzhong : A Twentieth-Century Chinese Painter

Hardback. Oblong 4to. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is now protected in a clear removable sleeve. A lovely clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. Smallish superficial damp-mark at foot of upper board cannot be seen under the wrapper and does not affect the book internally. 176 pages. The numerous illustrations in colour and black and white include 74 examples of the artist's work many accompanied by his own commentary.
Published : British Museum Press, London 1992, First Edition
£320.00

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; Walker, Bruce - The Rural Architecture of Scotland

Hardback. 4to. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. Pp.xi,242. 195 figures. "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

Finberg A. J. - The Life of J. M. W. Turner R. A.

Hardback. A very good copy in dark blue cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. In a just about good, price-clipped dustwrapper which is faded on the spine and slightly chipped at spine ends. The wrapper is now protected in a clear, removable, sleeve. A nice clean copy with no ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.xvi,543. 24 plates. A biography of England's greatest landscape painter. This edition is revised and with a supplement by Hilda F. Finberg.
Published : Oxford University Press 1967, Second 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

Fischer Katrina Sigsbee - Anton Otto Fischer Marine Artist His Life and Work

4to. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is a little darkened on the spine. Former owner's name and address label on front end-paper. Pp.xxvi,260. 236 illustrations.
Published : Mill Hill Press, Nantucket 1984, First USA Edition
£15.00

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
£15.00

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, Reprint
£6.00

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, Third Edition
£15.00

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

Hardback. 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
£9.00

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
£15.00

Gardiner, Margaret - Barbara Hepworth: A Memoir

Hardback. A very good copy in yellow cloth lettered in red in a very good dustwrapper which is complete and untorn. A nice clean copy with no ownership inscription or other internal marking. 63 pages. 18 illustrations. A memoir of the famous modernist artist and sculptor by her friend of forty years.
Published : The Salamander Press, Edinburgh 1982, First Edition
£20.00

Gasser Daniel - Mythologies 1986-1996

Hardback. 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
£30.00

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
£20.00

Geikie Walter - Etchings Illustrative of Scottish Character and Scenery

Hardback. 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,
£140.00

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
£18.00

Gibson, Charles Dana - Sketches and Cartoons

Hardback. Oblong folio. A very good copy with white cloth spine and paper-covered boards. Some wear to board tips. Bevelled edges. Top edge gilt. No ownership inscription. Unpaginated. Contains 84 of the artist's best cartoons. This is the third book in a series of Gibson's published drawings. Photograph available on request.
Published : R.H. Russell/John Lane, New York/London 1901,
£35.00

Gifford John - The Buildings of Scotland : Perth and Kinross

Hardback. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. Pp.xvii,802. 126 colour plates. Text figures and maps. This is the tenth volume in the Buildings of Scotland series.
Published : Yale University Press, New Haven and London 2007, First Edition
£20.00

Gifford John - The Buildings of Scotland: Fife

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. 468 pages. 122 black and white plates. Maps and text figures.
Published : Penguin Books, London 2000, Reprint
£12.00

Gifford John - The Buildings of Scotland: Highland And Islands

Hardback. A fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. 683 pages. 125 plates. Maps and plans. "Aims to describe every building of importance from prehistory to the present in the Highland region, Western Isles, Orkney and Shetland."
Published : Penguin Books, London 1992, First Edition
£18.00

Gifford John; McWilliam Colin; Walker David - The Buildings of Scotland: Edinburgh

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is complete and untorn. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. 732 pages + one page addenda. Numerous maps, ilustrations and figures. The standard work on the architecture of Edinburgh.
Published : Penguin Books 1984, Reprint
£10.00

Giles, James - Drawings of Aberdeenshire Castles

Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in the original green cloth lettered in gilt on the spine and decorated in gilt on the upper board. A clean copy without ownership inscription or foxing. Pp.xxvii + 85 full-page plates (including 16 in colour) with brief description on facing page. Tissue-guarded frontispiece self-portrait of Giles. Map. List of office-bearers and members of the Third Spalding Club. A nice copy of a sought after book.
Published : Third Spalding Club, Aberdeen 1936, First Edition
£120.00

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
£25.00

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
£12.00

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
£15.00

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
£12.00

Gooding Mel et al - Sylvia Wishart a Study

Softback. A very good copy. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. 141 pages. More than 100 illustrations, nearly all in colour. Includes an Introduction by Neil Firth, an essay by Mel Gooding and personal recollections by Ola Gorrie and Else Seatter. This is the first comprehensive survey of the work of this Orkney artist
Published : Pier Arts Centre, Stromness, Orkney 2012, First Edition
£25.00

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
£16.00

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
£48.00

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

Hardback. 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
£48.00