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Ariadne Florentina. Six Lectures on Wood and Metal Engraving. With Appendix. Given before the University of Oxford, in Michaelmas Term 1872.
Ariadne Florentina. Six Lectures on Wood and Metal Engraving. With Appendix. Given before the University of Oxford, in Michaelmas Term 1872. Second Edition.
by John Ruskin, LL.D., Honorary Student of Christ Church, and Slade Professor of Fine Art.
George Allen, Sunnyside, Orpington, Kent. 1891. Printed by Hazell, Watson, & Viney, Ld., London and Aylesbury.
8vo (230 x 158mm. 9 x 6¼"), with green calf cover, gilt title on spine. Scratched Bartolozzi dedication inside front cover. Scuffed and marked covers.
John Ruskin (1819-1900) was the leading English art critic of the Victorian era. In 1869 he became the first Slade Professor of Fine Art at the Universtiy of Oxford, where he established the Ruskin School of Drawing. This book is made up of six lectures with illustrations on: 'the definition of the art of engraving', 'the relation of engraving to other arts in Florence', 'the technics of wood engraving', 'the technics of metal engraving', 'design in the German schools of engraving (Holbein and Durer)', and 'design in the Florentine schools of engraving (Sandro Botticelli)'.
[Ref: 22083]   £60.00  
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A Bibliography of Nineteenth-Century British Topographical Books with Steel Engravings.
Merlyn Holloway.
Holland Press Ltd. London. 1977.
Book: 4to ( 241 x 182mm).Cloth binding. Dust jacket a little creased along spine. Binding in tact.
A listing of steel engravings in British topographical works.
[Ref: 10130]   £30.00  
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Collecting Original Prints.
Collecting Original Prints.
Rosemary Simmons.
Studio Vista in association with Christie's Contemporary Art. A Studio Vista book, published by Cassell Ltd. 35 Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4SG and at Sydney, Auckland, Toronto, Johannesburg, and affiliate of Macmillan Publishing Co. Inc., New York. First Published 1980. Printed in Hong Kong.
Small 4to. Original cloth boards with red gilt on cover and spine, also with original dust jacket. Dust jacket slightly worn around edges.
A book clarifying exactly what is meant by an 'original print', with chapters on how prints are made, buying and selling of prints, framing and conservation and six other chapters; a useful glossary of terms is provided at the back.x
[Ref: 21987]   £30.00  
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French Etching from Meryon to Lepère, being a lecture delivered to the Print Collector's Club by Campbell Dodgson, C.B.E., Hon. R.E., on June 21st. 1922.
Publication No. 2 Published by the Print Collectors' Club, 5A, Pall Mall East, S.W.1. [1922.]
Book: 8vo (244 x 184mm). Illustrated, 27 pages. Board binding with cloth spine. Scuffing and creasing to binding.
An illustrated narrative examing a small selection of the French school of engraving and etching.
[Ref: 10325]   £60.00  
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Some English Books with Coloured Plates. Their Points Collations & Values. Art Sport Caricature Topography & Travel. First Half of the Nineteenth Century.
by R.V. Tooley.
London. Ingpen & Grant. 1935.
Book: 4to (249 x 194mm).Cloth binding with gilt title stamped on the spine. Binding worn and with some staining.
A comprehensive listing and catalogue of English book with coloured plates. Arranged alphabetically through with cross references.
[Ref: 10251]   £160.00  
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English Coloured Books
by Martin Hardie.
Methuen and Co. 36 Essex Street London. First Published in 1906.
Book: thick 4to (254 x 176mm). Cloth binding with patterning and title stamped on frontcover and spine in gilt. Binding worn and torn along the spinal area.
An illustrated and comprehensive study of colour printing. It starts with two chapters on the medieval origins of colour printing and on the methods of book illsutration from 1500 to 1800. These are followed by 22 detailed chapters on individuals, publishers and the development and improvement of special methods and techniques through to the early twentieth century. A final chapter deals with collecting.
[Ref: 10246]   £90.00  
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The English Print, 1688-1802.
The English Print, 1688-1802.
by Timothy Clayton.
Published for the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art by Yale University Press, New Haven and London, 1997.
Book. 4to Blue cloth cover, gilt title stamped on spine, with dust cover.
One of the finest reference books on eighteeth century English prints. Clayton examines the world in which the printseller lived and worked, describing the structure of the print trade and processes of publication as well as examining the history of separately published prints. Tim Clayton read English at Cambridge and after several years working for the print collector Christopher Lennox-Boyd won a research fellowship at Worcester College, Oxford. He has written several award winning books and his latest 'Waterloo: Four Days that Changed Europe's Destiny'(2014) has been widely acclaimed as the best book on the subject. Most recently he co-curated 'Bonaparte and the British- prints and propaganda in the age of Napoleon' at the British Museum.
[Ref: 43387]   £130.00  
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English Prints for the Collector.
Stephen Calloway.
Lutterworth Press. Guilford and London. The Overlook Press. Woodstock, New York. First published in Great Britain in 1980.
Book: 4to (285 x 212mm). Cloth binding with gilt title stamped along spine. 232 pages inclusive of illustrations. Complete with dustjacket. Binding and dustjacket: rubbed and scuffed.
An illustrated comprehensive guide to English prints.
[Ref: 10460]   £50.00  
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Engravings and Their Value. A Complete Guide to the Collection and Prices of all Classes of Prints.
by J. Herbert Slater, Author of "How to Collect Books," " The Romance of Book Collecting," &c. Sixth Edition, Revised and Enlarged by F.W. Maxwell-Barbour.
This 1978 edition published by Kudos Publications, Kew, Richmond, Surrey. A division of Axon Printers Limited, 4 Mackintosh Lane, London E.9.
book: 4to (273 x 219mm). Cloth binding with gilt title and patterning stamped onto front cover and spine. Binding worn.
An illustrated catalogue to engravings and their values. Chapters outline the various methods of engraving, and the ability to identify forgeries
[Ref: 10355]   £45.00  
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Old French Line Engravings
by Ralph Nevill.
London. Haltona dn Truscott Smith, Ltd. 1924.
Book: large 4to (316 x 249mm). Cloth binding with gilt title stamped onto frontcover and spine. This Edition is Limited to One Thousand, Two Hundred and Fifty Copies of which this is No. 24. Binding worn and scuffed.
An illustrated catalogue of old French line engravings; 86 plates.
[Ref: 10461]   £130.00  
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Engravings and Their Value : A Guide for the Print Collector Third Edition, Reivised, with an "Appendix."
by J. Herbert Slater, Barrister-at-Law, Editor of "Book Prices Current," Author of "The Library Manual," "Early Editons," "Round and About the Bookstalls," "The Romance of Book-Collecting," &c., &c.
London : L. Upcott Gill, Bazaar Buildings, Drury Lane, W.C. (Formerly of 170, Strand). New York : Charles Scribner's Sons, 153-157, Fifth Avenue. [n.d. c.1900]
Book: 8vo (181 x 120mm). Cloth binding with gilt patterning and title on spine and front cover. Binding peeling apart on rear. Some sporadic spotting.
A narrative on engravings: various methods, origins, distinguishing the genuineness, the cleaning and preservation, pricing, technical terms and the forming of a collection.
[Ref: 10203]   £45.00  
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A History of British and American Etching
by James Laver Assistant in the Department of Engraving Illustration and Design. Victorai & Albert Museum.
Ernest Benn Limited Bouverie House, Fleet Street, London, E.C.4. 1929.
Book: 4to (278 x 217mm). 363 pages with illustrations. Two-tone cloth binding with title in gilt stamped into spine. Binding a little worn around the spine.
An illustrated narrative of the various themes and genres in British and American etching.
[Ref: 10357]   £60.00  
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Etchings of Today
Introduction by W. Gaunt. Edited by Geoffrey Holme.
London: The Studio Limited. 44 Leicester Square, W.C.2. [n.d. c.1920].
Book: 4to (290 x 210mm). Cloth binding covered in a plastic cover. Complete with see-through plastic dust jacket. Dust-jacket torn and dirty.
A small introduction and detail on etching by specific nation, plus 120 illustrations.
[Ref: 10457]   £25.00  
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Fine Prints. Etchings, Engravings and Colour Prints for Home Decoration.
Edited by Warren E. Cox. Art Director of Encyclopedia Britannica.
The Print Society. 13 Grosvenor Place. Hyde Park Corner, London, S.W.1. MCMXXXIX. [1939].
Book: 4to (251 x 188mm). Cloth binding with title stamped on front cover and spine. Worn binding.
An illustrated catalogue explaining the different methods and variations in print making, stating that a home is not a home without pictures, and an index and guide to prices.
[Ref: 10210]   £95.00  
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Chats on Old Prints. with 110 Illustrations and a Coloured Frontispiece.
by Arthur Hayden. Author of "Chats on English China," and "Chats of Old Furniture."
London T. Fisher Unwin Ltd Adelphi Terrace. Fifth Edition 1919.
Book: 8vo (219 x 147mm). Cloth binding with title on spine stamped in gilt. Stamped title on frontcover. Binding worn and peeling away from book. Stains on cover.
An illustrated narrative on the various methods and techniques of print making, with a chapter on 'How to Collect. A Chapter for Beginners'.
[Ref: 10228]   £30.00  
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How to Appreciate Prints
by Frank Weitenkampf, L.H.D. Chief of the Prints Division of the New York Public Library, Author of the "American Graphic Art," "Etching and Contemporary Life," etc.
(Third Revised Edition) London, Grant Richards, Ltd. 1921.
Book: 8vo (207 x 141mm).Cloth binding with title, author and publisher stamped onto the spine. Binding worn with some stains.
An illustrated comprehensive guide to prints. An outline of all methods of print making, the care of prints, subject-interest, specialities, collecting, and appreciation and understanding.
[Ref: 10206]   £45.00  
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An Introduction to The Study & Collection of Ancient Prints 'Nil dictum quod non prius dictum, methodus solus artificem ostendit.'
by William Hughes Willshire, M.D. Edin. Late President of the Medical Society of London, etc.
London: Ellis and White, 29 New Bond Street. 1877. Second Edition, Revised and Enlarged. (i) Volume I. (ii) Volume II.
Book: 2 Vols. 4to (234 x 141mm). Cloth binding with gilt title stamped onto spine. (i) 373 pages. (ii) 305 pages with a few pull-out illustrations. Binding broken, worn and torn. Some sporadic spotting.
A comprehensive narrative outlining the development of printmaking; the various schools; methods and techniques; and the art of collecting.
[Ref: 10453]   £90.00  
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Investing in Maps.
Roger Baynton-Williams.
Published by Barrie and Rockliff, The Cresset Press, 2 Clement's Inn, Strand, London, W.C.2. 1969.
Book: 4to (297 x 214mm). Cloth binding with title in gilt stamped along the spine. Complete with dust jacket and library stamp. Dust jacket worn and creased.
A comprehensive illustrated narrative to understanding maps, their various styles and developments. An introduction details the methods of map-making and the techniques used.
[Ref: 10354]   £45.00  
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Decorative Printed Maps of the 15th to 18th Centuries. A revised edition of Old Decorative Maps and Charts by A.L. Humphreys. With eighty-four reproductions and a new text
by R.A. Skelton, F.S.A. Superintendent of the Map Room, British Museum.
This edition published 1965 by Spring Books, Drury House, Russell Street, London WC2.
Book: 4to (279 x 217mm). Cloth binding with gilt title stamped along spine. An illustrated catalogue of 184 pages; with dust jacket. Binding faded and worn. Dust jacket worn and torn.
An illustrated guide to maps and their development across Europe.
[Ref: 10363]   £30.00  
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Catalogue of (i) The First Portion [&] (ii) The Second and Concluding Portion of the Collection of Mezzotinto Engravings formed by John Chaloner Smith, Author of "British Mezzotinto Portraits Described." Which will be held by Auction, by Messrs. Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, Auctioneers of Literary Property & Works illustrative of the Fine Arts, at their house, No. 13, Wellington Street, Strand W.C. On Monday, the 21st day of March, 1887, and Eight following Days, at One O'Clock precisely. May be viewed two days prior, and catalogues had.
Dryden Press : J. Davy & Sons, 137, Long Acre, London. [1887].
[Sotheby & Co.]
Book: 4to (243 x 152mm). Original cloth binding with title label on spine. Worn and torn binding. Back binding board detached.
A very scarce copy in one volume of the two catalogues of the Index of days of Sale.
[Ref: 10133]   £260.00  
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Engravings in Mezzotint
by Sydney Ernest Wilson with notes by W. Roberts. Joint author of "George Romney," "John Hoppner, R.A." &c., &c.
Published by Messrs. Vicars Brothers. 12 Bond Street, London, W. [n.d. c.1911.]
Book: 4to (202 x 131mm). Cloth binding with title stamped onto front cover in gilt. Slighty worn binding.
Sydney Ernest Wilson was a mezzotint engraver himself, and this interesting little item is a fully illustrated catalogue of a few mezzotints of female sitters, except that or 'Master Hare', which however still resembles that of a female sitter.
[Ref: 10140]   £80.00  
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Old English Mezzotints.
Text by Malcolm C. Salaman (Author of 'Old English Colour-Prints' and 'The Old Engravers of England'). Edited by Charles Holme.
MCMX. 'The Studio' Ltd. London, Paris, New York.
Book: 4to (271 x 193mm). Cloth binding with title stamped on spine in gilt. Binding with a few stains and slightly worn.
An illustrated catalogue of old English mezzotints.
[Ref: 10148]   £45.00  
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Print Collecting.
Bryan Allen.
First published in Great Britain 1970 by Frederick Muller Ltd., Fleet Street, London, E.C.4.
Book: 8vo (209 x 160mm). Cloth binding with stamped title along spine, complete with dust jacket. Dust jackst torn and worn.
An illustrated reference guide on the different types of print, different categories, favourite genre of prints, what is collectable, the practicalities behind publications, forgeries, purchasing: where and who, the care of prints and further ivestigation into prints.
[Ref: 10222]   £25.00  
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Notes on Prints. Being the Text of Labels Prepared for A Special Exhibition of Prints from the Museum Collection
by William M. Ivins, Jr. Curator of the Department of Prints.
New York 1930.
Book: 8vo (214 x 137). Cloth binding with gilt title stamped on spine. Worn binding.
An illustrated catalogue of some labels presented at the Exhibition held at the Metropolian Museum of Art, New York.
[Ref: 10205]   £30.00  
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Old Prints and Engravings with 79 Illustrations.
by Fred. W. Burgess Author of 'Old Pottery and Porcelain, Antique Jewellery and Trinkets, Silver : Pewter : Sheffield Plate, etc.'
London. George Routledge & Sons, Ltd. New York : G.P.Putman's Son 1924.
Book: 8vo (212 x 139mm). Cloth binding with gilt title stamped on spine. A wonderful oval portrait in gilt of Sir Philip Sidney. Fine.
Sir Philip Sidney (1554 - 1586) was a renaissance English courtier par excellence. This is an illustrated guide to the various artists, methods, techniques and genre of engravings and prints.
[Ref: 10216]   £30.00  
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Notes on Prints.
by William M. Ivins, Jr.
Da Capo Press. New York. 1967.
Book: 4to (254 x 176mm). Leather binding with glit title stamped along spine. Complete with dust jacket. Dust jacket a little worn.
This is an unabridged illustrated republication of the first edition published by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1930. A collection of labels prepared for a Special Exhibition.
Library of Congress Catalog Card Number 67-25444.
[Ref: 10236]   £15.00  
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The Appeal of Prints.
The Appeal of Prints.
by Carl Zigrosser.
1970 by Carl Zigrosser. Printed in U.S.A. KNA Press Inc. Kennett Square, Pa. Leary's Book Co. A division of Geo. S. MacManus Co.
Small 4to with grey cloth covers, title imprinted on spine, also with original dust jacket. Dust jacket slighlty scuffed around edges.
[Ref: 21994]   £30.00  
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Prints for the Collector. British Prints from 1500 to 1900.
Therle Hughes.
Lutterworth Press. London First published 1970.
Book: 4to (245 x 186mm). Cloth binding with title stamped on frontcover and spine in gilt. With dust jacket. Dust jacket with a few tears. Binding a little worn.
An illustrated reference guide to the following: relief prints, intaglio prints, planographic prints, tone processes, chiaroscuro prints and coloured prints. A historical outline and important terminology is also provided.
[Ref: 10234]   £40.00  
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Fine Prints of the Year. An Annual Review of Contemporary Etching and Engraving. Volume One. Containing reproductions of etchings, etc., issued or made during the year ending October, 1923.
Edited by Malcolm C. Salaman. Hon. Fellow, Royal Society of Painter-Etchers and Engravers.
London: Halton & Truscott Smith, Limited. 1924.
Book: 4to (289 x 222mm). Cloth binding with gilt title stamped onto spine and front cover. 208 pages including illustrations. Binding worn and scratched. Some sporadic spotting.
An illustrated catalogue of the finest prints of 1923.
[Ref: 10456]   £120.00  
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Fine Prints of the Year. An Annual Review of Contemporary Etching and Engraving. Volume Seven. Containing reproductions of Etchings and Engravings issued or made during the year ending October, 1929.
Edited by Malcolm C. Salaman. Hon. Fellow, Royal Society of Painter-Etchers and Engravers. American Section by Helen Fagg.
London: Halton & Truscott Smith, Ltd. New York: Minton, Balch & Company.
Book: 4to (281 x 220mm). Cloth binding with gilt title stamped onto spine and front cover. 20 pages of narrative. 100 plates. 24 pages for 'Directory of Etchers and Engravers'. Binding worn and torn slightly.
An illustrated catalogue of the finest prints of 1929.
[Ref: 10455]   £120.00  
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Royal Society of Painter-Etchers and Engravers. Etchings and Engravings. What they, and are not, with some notes on the care of prints
by Sir Frank Short, R.A. President of the Society.
Published by the Society, at the Gallery. 5A, Pall Mall East, London, S.W. 1912.
Book: 8vo (222 x 174mm). Board binding with cloth spine. 40 pages with illustrations. Edition of 500. Binding scuffed and rubbed with edgewear. Some gentle spotting on the first few pages.
An illustrated narrative outlining the different techniques of engraving, the various states and proofs, and the printing methods.
[Ref: 10425]   £45.00  
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The Wonders of Engraving. Illustrated with thirty-four Wood-engravings, by P. Sellier.
by George Duplessis.
London, Sampson Low, Son, and Marston, Crown Buildings, 188, Fleet Street. [1871].
Book: 8vo (199 x 134mm). Cloth binding with black and gilt patterning on the front cover, and similar on the spine but also with gilt title stamped. Binding worn.
An illustrated reference, with chapters broken down by schools of art; the artists prominent in each school, and the techniques and processes adopted by each school.
[Ref: 10221]   £60.00  
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Twentieth-Century Prints.
Twentieth-Century Prints.
Jirí Siblík.
The Hamlyn Publishing Group Limited. London. New York. Sydney. Toronto. Hamlyn House, Feltham, Middlesex, England. 1970.
4to (318 x 241mm. 12½ x 9½".), with white cloth covers, image on front and title along spine; also with original dust jacket. Dust jacket worn, torn and scuffed.
Jirí Siblík has chosen illustrations that show the freedom of the modern printmaker to combine the old techniques and experiment with the new. There is a selection of 64 illustrations, 32 of which are coloured, accompanied by a short text, biographical notes and a photograph of the artist. The book is organised into the following chapters: figurative art; graphic elements; colour; shapes; structures and symbols; and constructivism.
[Ref: 22107]   £30.00  
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