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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

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
£120.00

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

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

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: 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

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

Glendinning, Miles - Modern Architect : The Life and Times of Robert Matthew

Hardback. 4to. A near fine copy. A little paper adhesion to the rear board. A clean copy with no ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.xiii,622. Numerous illustrations including 51 in colour. This authoritative biography of one of the dominant figures in 20th century British architecture is described as "a monumental achievement of historical scholarship." [Please note this very heavy book weighing more than 2kg will require an additional postage charge].
Published : RIBA Publishing, London 2008, First Edition
£58.00

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

Gomme, Andor; Walker, David - Architecture of Glasgow

Hardback. 4to. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. 344 pages. Frontispiece and 265 illustrations. Maps. Contains the text of the original edition "with corrections and additions, there are about 60 new illustrations,, a new chapter, and the gazetteer section and maps have been completely revised." The best edition of a highly regarded work.
Published : Lund Humphries Publishers Ltd, London 1987, New and Completely Revised Edition
£40.00

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

Guinness Desmond - Georgian Dublin

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. Small ownership inscription. 235pp. 270 illustrations. A celebration of the Georgian architecture of Dublin.
Published : B. T. Batsford Ltd, London 1979, First Edition
£40.00

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
£6.00

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, Second Edition
£10.00

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, Second Edition
£15.00

Hamilton Alec - Charles Spooner (1862-1938) Arts & Crafts Architect

Hardback. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper which is now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. Pp.xiv,306. Numerous illustrations with many in colour. This is the first study of Spooner, an arts and crafts architect of churches, church furnishings, houses and furniture.
Published : Shaun Tyas, Donington 2012, First Edition
£38.00

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
£13.00

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
£20.00

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
£10.00

Hatcher Jane - Richmondshire Architecture

Hardback. 4to. A near fine copy in a similar dustwrapper which is now protected in a clear, removable, sleeve. A nice clean copy without ownership inscription or other marking. Pp.viii,271. Numerous illustrations. Map end-papers. "The discriminating eye of an architectural historian is cast over each of the 101 civil parishes in Richmondshire, arranged so as to form a gazetteer and historical guide, with many illustrations of this important and fascinating area."
Published : C. J. Hatcher, Richmond 1990, First Edition
£40.00

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
£440.00

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, Second Edition Revised and Enlarged
£7.00

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
£10.00

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
£60.00

Heller, Reinhold - Munch : His Life and Work

4to. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is complete and untorn. Ownership inscription. 240 pages. 180 illustrations including colour.
Published : John Murray, London 1984, First Edition
£6.00

Herries J. W. and Tudsbery Francis - The Robin Chapel of the Thistle Foundation

Hardback. This is no.49 of 300 copies. A near very good copy in blue cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. Spine a little faded. Top edge gilt. Smallish corner clipped from front end-paper. No ownership inscription and not foxed. Small tape marks to end-papers. Pp.xiv,133. Many illustrations. The story of a chapel built in Edinburgh by Sir Francis and Lady Tudsbery to commemorate their son, Robin, who was killed in the Second World War.
Published : The Thistle Trust, Edinburgh 1956, First Edition
£14.00

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

Hardback. 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
£30.00