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McConkey, Kenneth - A Free Spirit : Irish Art, 1860-1960

Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. 228 pages. 116 colour plates. 61 black and white plates. Described as "the first complete study of the renaissance of the visual arts in Ireland.
Published : Antique Collectors' Club, London 1990, First Edition
£25.00

McCulloch Ian - The Artist in His World: Prints 1986-1997 with Eight Descriptive Poems By Alasdair Gray

4to. A fine copy in a near-fine dustwrapper which is now protected. 112pp. The book consists of prints, some in colour, by McCulloch accompanied by 8 descriptive poems by Alasdair Gray.
Published : Argyll Publishing 1998, First Edition
£8.00

McDonald, Roxana - The Fireplace Book

Softback. A very good copy. Pp.viii,160. Many illustrations and diagrams. Traces the development of the fireplace and gives specific practical advice on the restoration of chimney stacks and fireplaces.
Published : The Architectural Press, London 1984, First Edition
£15.00

McKay William D. - The Scottish School of Painting

A very good copy in light brown cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. Top edge gilt. Pp.xii,369. Profusely illustrated.
Published : Duckworth, London 1911, Reprint
£10.00

McKerrow, Mary - The Faeds: A Biography

Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. Neat ownership inscription on front free end-paper. Pp.xviii,158. Numerous black and white illustrations, some full page. Includes a bibliography, a catalogue of major Faed works and a list of pictures in permanent collections. A biography of a family of noted Scottish Victorian artists.
Published : Canongate, Edinburgh 1982, First Edition
£34.00

McNicol, Judith - Images of an Inner Journey: Drawings by Judith McNicol

Softback. Oblong 4to. A very good copy. Cover a little creased. Red ink mark at top right-hand corner of title page. Limited edition. This is no. 23 of 100 copies and is signed by the artist. Introduction by Gerard Sendrey. Note about the drawings by the artist. 48 full-page drawings. Very detailed and striking drawings, mostly indian ink on paper. Described in the Introduction as "strong and original work."
Published : Bumblebee Press, Edinburgh 1998, First Edition
£50.00

McWilliam Colin - The Buildings of Scotland: Lothian Except Edinburgh

A very good copy in a good dustwrapper with one small chip. The dustwrapper is not price-clipped and is now protected. 523pp. 116 illustrations. Describes all buildings of note in Lothian.
Published : Penguin Books 1978, First Edition
£14.00

Metcalf, Priscilla - The Halls of the Fishmongers' Company : An Architectural History of a Riverside Site

Hardback. A near very good copy in a near very good dustwrapper. Superficial damp-staining at foot of rear board. Two ownership inscriptions on front end-paper. Pp.xi,214. Frontispiece and 24 plates. The first serious architectural history of a London livery company.
Published : Phillimore, London 1977, First Edition
£12.00

Millais John Guille - The Life and Letters of John Everett Millais

Hardback. A near very good two volume set in dark blue cloth lettered in gilt. Gilt decoration to front board and spine. Top edge gilt. Bookplate in each volume. Some foxing to end-papers. Volume I is the second edirion of 1900. Volume II is the first edition of 1899. Volume I,pp.xvi,446. Volume II,pp.xi,511. Numerous illustrations. There is interesting ink writing on the front end-paper of Volume I including a reproduction of Millais' last note to Sir George Reid, under which is written in ink "This letter I saw pasted in the back of a photograph of Sir John Millais in Sir G. Reid's house. The hand writing was shaky, the writing of a man very ill".
Published : Methuen, London 1900,
£45.00

Monkhouse Cosmo - British Contemporary Artists

4to. A very good copy in red cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. Gilt logo of Fettes College on upper board and prize label from Fettes on front paste-down. Top edge gilt. Pp.xxi,267. Many illustrations. Chapters on Watts, Millais, Stretton, Burne-Jones, Orchardson, Alma-Tadema and Poynter.
Published : William Heinemann, London 1899, First Edition
£30.00

Moore, Charles W. - Water and Architecture

Hardback. 4to. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. A nice clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. 224 pages. 180 photographic illustrations by Jane Lidz of which 130 are in colour. The first systematic study of water as an architectural resource.
Published : Thames & Hudson, London 1994, First Edition
£20.00

Morley Sheridan - Out in the Midday Sun: The Paintings of Noel Coward

Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in publisher's turquoise cloth with title in red on spine. Minor bumping to lower board tips. Red endpapers. Gift inscription on front endpaper SIGNED by author. Profusely illustrated in colour and with many black and white photographs of Noel Coward. 80 pages. Very good illustrated dustwrapper, which is not price-clipped and which is protected in a removable cover.
Published : Phaidon-Christie's Ltd, Oxford 1988, First Edition
£25.00

Morse Belinda - A Woman of Design, a Man of Passion the Pioneering McIans

4to. A very good copy. Paperback. Inscribed presentation copy from the author. Pp.xiv,306. Numerous illustrations including colour. A biography of the artists, Ronald and Fanny McIan, the former of whom became famous for his depictions of Highland dress.
Published : The Book Guild 2001, First Edition
£18.00

Naismith, Robert J. - Buildings of the Scottish Countryside

Hardback. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. 224 pages. 131 photographic illustrations. 30 diagrams. 4 maps. A study of the architectural heritage of the Scottish countryside with particular emphasis on the development of Scottish buildings in the 18th and 19th centuries.
Published : Victor Gollancz, London 1985, First Edition
£15.00

Nevill Ralph - Old English Sporting Prints and Their History

Large 4to. A very good copy in a reasonable dustwrapper which is edge-worn, chipped at spine ends and on rear panel and with a few tears. This is number 858 of 1500 copies. Pp.xv, 22, + 103 plates of which 47 are tissue guarded tipped-in colour plates.
Published : The Studio, London 1923, First Edition
£45.00

Niall Ian - Portrait of a Country Artist: CharlesTunnicliffe R. A. 1901-1979

Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in a near very good dustwrapper which shows a little wear at spine ends. The wrapper is now protected in a clear, removable, sleeve. No ownership inscription or other internal marking. 160 pages. Numerous illustrations including many in colour.
Published : Victor Gollancz, London 1980, First Edition
£10.00

Noakes Vivien - Edward Lear 1812-1888

4to. A very good copy of this exhibition catalogue in linen covered red wraps decorated in black and lettered in gilt. 216pp. Numerous illustrations in both colour and black and white.
Published : Royal Academy Of Arts, London 1985, First Edition
£11.00

Noppen J.G. - Westminster Abbey and Its Art

4to. Dark blue cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. Has the appearance of a very good copy but with a small paper label on the spine and lacking the front end-paper. A little foxing. Pp.xii,108. 55 plates.
Published : Ed. J. Burrow & Co., London 1926, First Edition
£9.00

Nuttgens Patrick - The Landscape of Ideas

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is not price-clipped and which is now protected by a clear, loose, wrapper. No foxing or ownership inscription. 116pp. 45 plates. 4 line illustrations. Deals with the effect on the physical environment of ideas prevailing at different times in history.
Published : Faber & Faber, London 1972, First Edition
£15.00

O'Riordan Ian and Patterson David (Editors) - Scotland's Art

Softback. 4to. A very good copy. No ownership inscription or other marking. 132 pages. Numerous colour illustrations. This is the catalogue for an exhibition of Scottish art from the 17th century onwards timed to coincide with the opening of the Scottish Parliament.
Published : City of Edinburgh Museums and Galleries 1999, First Edition
£15.00

Ogston Derek - The Life and Work of George Leslie Hunter 1877-1931

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. Shows a touch of wear at the board tips. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. 144 pages. Numerous colour plates. Black and white illustrations. Hunter was one of the four "Scottish Colourists" who added a new dimension to Scottish painting and whose work influenced generations of later artists.
Published : Baillieknowe Publishing, Stichill, Kelso 2002, First Edition
£35.00

Ouspensky, Mikhail; Hiroshige Ando - One Hundred Views of Edo: Woodblock Prints By Ando Hiroshige

Hardback. 4to. A fine copy in a very good dustwrapper which has one small edge tear. 264 pages. Numerous, mostly full-page, colour illustrations. These views of Edo (now Tokyo) in the early-mid-19th century "rank highly amongst the most famous Japanese artistic productions of all time."
Published : Parkstone Press , Bournemouth 1997, First Edition
£45.00

Patterson R.H. - Essays in History and Art

A near vg copy in original green cloth lettered in gilt. Gift inscription on half-title. 526pp +adverts. Contains several essays on art and sculpture together with two essays on India ("Our Indian Empire", 72pp and "India: its Castes and Creeds, 100pp.), an essay on "The National Life of China", 84pp, and various others.
Published : William Blackwood, Edinburgh 1862, First Edition
£30.00

Perrot Georges and Chipiez Charles - History of Art in Sardinia, Judaea, Syria and Asia Minor

4to. Hardbacks. A good two volume set in decorated blue cloth which is lettered in gilt on the spine and in white on the upper board. Spines a little dull. Ownership inscription. Partly unopened. Vol.1,pp.xiv,370. 7 plates (including 2 folding), 253 figures. 3 tailpieces. Vol. 11, pp.x,294. 1 folding plate. 141 figures. 10 tailpieces. Translated from the French and edited by I. Gonino.
Published : Chapman and Hall, London 1890, First English Edition
£75.00

Petzsch Helmut - Architecture in Scotland

4to. A very good copy in a price-clipped but otherwise complete dustwrapper with a number of edge tears. 146pp. Many illustrations. An introductory guide to Scottish architecture.
Published : Longman, London 1971, First Edition
£8.00

Petzsch Helmut - Architecture in Scotland

4to. A very good copy in a good, complete, dustwrapper which is now protected. The first few pages are a little creased. 146pp. Many illustrations.
Published : Longman, London 1971, First Edition
£10.00

Pevsner Nikolaus - Cambridgeshire (The Buildings of England)

Hardback. A very good copy in a just about good dustwrapper which has chips in the rear panel and at the top of the spine. Ownership inscription on front fixed end-paper. 453 pages + one page Addenda. Illustrations. Maps.
Published : Penguin Books 1954, First Edition
£15.00

Pointon, Marcia - Mulready

Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. Bookplate. 184 pages. 36 colour plates. 100 black and white illustrations. A study of the fascinating early Victorian artist, William Mulready 1786-1863, this book was published to accompany an exhibition of his works.
Published : Victoria and Albert Museum, London 1986, First Edition
£30.00

Powell Nicolas - The Drawings of Henry Fuseli

Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in a near very good dustwrapper. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. 51 pages of text + 64 plates. "This is the first study to be undertaken in this country of Henry Fuseli's drawings in England."
Published : Faber & Faber, London 1951, First Edition
£15.00

Poynter, Sir Edward J. - Lectures on Art

Hardback. A good plus copy in dark green cloth lettered in gilt. Two smallish marks on spine. A very good copy internally. No ownership inscription. Pp.xviii,326. Portrait frontispiece. This edition contains two additional papers.
Published : Chapman and Hall, London 1897, Fourth and Enlarged Edition
£20.00

Read Charles Hercules - The Waddesdon Bequest: Catalogue of the Works of Art Bequeathed to the British Museum By Baron Ferdinand Rothschild, M.P. 1898

Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in brown cloth lettered in gilt. Top edge gilt. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.xvi,129 + 55 plates at end. 42 figures in text. Frontispiece. The collection bequeathed was mainly bronzes and arms, enamels, glass and majolica, crystal and other cups, jewels, silver plate and carvings.
Published : Trustees of the British Museum, London 1902, First Edition
£22.00

Rees Verner O. - The Plan Reqirements of Modern Buildings

4to. A good copy in a poor dustwrapper. A little foxing. 160pp. contains 51 plates of plans of different types of buildings in all parts of Europe and America.
Published : Ernest Benn Ltd, London 1931, First Edition
£15.00

Reynolds Sir Joshua (Edited By John Ingamells and John Edgcumbe) - The Letters of Sir Joshua Reynolds

Hardback. A fine copy in a very good dustwrapper. Pp.xxix,290. 10 illustrations. "Contains a total of 308 letters by the artist to friends, family and patrons, all of which are accompanied by detailed notes to identify the recipient and illuminate the text."
Published : Yale University Press 2000, First Edition
£20.00

Rice David Talbot (Editor) - The Church of Haghia Sophia at Trebizond

Hardback. 4to. A near fine copy in a similar dustwrapper. A lovely clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. Pp.xxii,275 + 80 black and white plates at end. 12 colour plates of which 8 are tipped-in. 136 figures in text. Facsimile of mosaic floor in rear pocket. A fine book by the specialists under Professor Talbot Rice who spent seven years from 1957 to 1964 examining, excavating and restoring the church and its paintings and sculptures. Chapters on the church's architecture, sculpture, paintings, mosaic floor etc.
Published : Edinburgh University Press 1968, First Edition
£100.00

Richards J.M. And Pevsner Nikolaus (Editors) - The Anti-Rationalists

4to. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. 208pp + index. Profusely illustrated. Deals with the work in architecture and design of exponents of Art Nouveau.
Published : Architectural Press 1973, First Edition
£35.00

Richardson A.E. & Corfiato Hector O. - The Art of Architecture

A very good copy in original brown cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. 662pp of which pps. 368-662 comprise illustrations. This is an analysis of the main factors which govern architecture and a study of the basic laws of architectural design.
Published : Hodder & Stoughton, London 1946, Revised Edition
£8.00

Richter H. Davis and Sackville, Lady Margaret - Paintings & Poems

Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. 34 pages. 12 tipped-in colour illustrations. Errata slip tipped-in to title page.
Published : F. Lewis, Leigh-On-Sea 1944, First Edition
£9.00

Rickman Philip - A Bird-Painter's Sketch Book

4to. A very good copy. Some light fore-edge foxing. 150pp. Illustrated by the author with 11 fine colour plates and 23 black and white plates.
Published : Eyre & Spottiswoode, London 1931, First Edition
£38.00

Rinder Frank (Editor) - The Royal Scottish Academy 1826-1916

4to. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. Ownership inscription partly hidden by inner flap of wrapper. 485pp. Provides a comlete list of the exhibited works by Raeburn and by academicians, associates and hon. members, giving details of those works in public galleries.
Published : Kingsmead Reprints, Bath 1975, Reprint
£11.00

Rogerson, Robert W. K C. - Jack Coia : His Life and His Work

Softback. A very good copy. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. Pp.vii,127. Many illustrations. A study of a 20th century Glasgow architect. Quite a difficult book to find.
Published : Privately Published, Glasgow 1986, First Edition
£20.00

Rosen Marc and Pinsky Susan (Foreword) - French Prints of the Late 19th Century

Softback. 4to. A fine copy. 80 pages. Numerous colour and black and white illustrations throughout. An exhibition catalogue.
Published : Marcrosen Fine Art Ltd, New York 2002, First Edition
£12.00

Roworth Wendy Wassyng (Editor) - Angelica Kauffman a Continental Artist in Georgian England

A very good copy. Paperback. 216pp. 150 illustrations including 40 in colour. Essays examining the work produced by Kauffman during her 15 years in England and the work she produced in Italy for British clients.
Published : Reaktion Books, Brighton 1992, First Edition
£35.00

Ruskin John - The Seven Lamps of Architecture

Hardback. Small 4to. A good copy in the original dark brown blind-stamped cloth. Showing some wear at spine ends and with a three inch tear at join of spine and upper board. Ownership inscription on half-title and quite faint stamp (of a church) on title page. Top edge gilt. Pp.viii,[4],205 + publisher's catalogue at rear. 14 plates.
Published : Smith Elder & Co, London 1849, First Edition
£130.00

Ruskin John - The Seven Lamps of Architecture

Hardback. 4to. A good copy in the original blue- grey boards lettered in black on upper board and with printed title-piece to spine. Spine darkened and with some chipping to edges (which is common with this book). A nice copy internally with little foxing. Two small ex libris plates on front end-paper. Pp.xii,[6],222. 14 full-page tissue-guarded plates. This edition has a new preface by Ruskin and some short notes have been added to the text.
Published : George Allen, Sunnyside, Orpington, Kent 1880, New Edition
£95.00

Russell, John et al - John Piper

Softback. 4to. A very good copy. Ownership inscription on front end-paper. 152 pages. Numerous illustrations including colour. An exhibition catalogue.
Published : The Tate Gallery, London 1983, First Edition
£10.00

Salaman Malcolm C. (Edited By Charles Holme) - Old English Colour-Prints

Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in the original cloth lettered in gilt. Top edge gilt. Bevelled edges.The original tissue-paper wrapper still present although a bit torn. Patterned end-papers. A nice clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. Pp.vi,42 + 40 tipped-in colour plates.
Published : "The Studio", London 1909, First Edition
£15.00