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Chinese Art

By: Ashton, Leigh; Gray, Basil

Price: $50.00

Publisher: London, Beechhurst Press: 1953

Edition: First

Seller ID: cfe11037


First American Edition-First Print 1953. Green cloth with red lettering to front boards and spine. Very Good to Near fine condition for age--only slight fading to spine and a couple of light scratches to front board. Tight square and clean throughout--very collectable condition. You would be hard pressed to find a nicer copy. Original "Vroman's Pasadena" brown small tag to front pastedown--from the legendary decades old bookstore. 363 pp. Dozens and dozens of B&W photogr... View more info

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The World of Michelangelo: 1475-1564

By: Coughlan, Robert

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Time Life Books: 1966

Edition: First

Seller ID: cfe11045


First Printing 1966. Published in the year of the flood of the Arno River in Florence. Very fine in a very fine slipcase. Unopened and in brand new condition. Quarter crushed morocco and beige hardcover boards. Cloth beige slipcase. Decorated pastedowns and endpapers in wraparound. The art and times of the great Italian painter--depicted in sculpting, painting, poetry, and architecture. Very collectable book--part of the Time-Life Series. View more info

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A History of Chinese Art (First Print)

By: De Morant, George Soulie

Price: $100.00

Publisher: London, George G. Harrap: 1931

Edition: First

Seller ID: cfe12477


First Printing 1931. An exquisite copy in fine condition in a near fine--lightly age toned dustjacket. Green cloth with gilt lettering and decorations to the spine. Also lists Jonathan Cape as publishers to the title page--so may have been issued by both parties. This is a handsomly made book with only the best period paper. Absolutely no fading to the pages or the the ends--just the mildest of age toning. Light soiling to the cream colored DJ but for 1931--fantastic con... View more info

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The World of Winslow Homer: 1836-1910

By: Flexner, James Thomas

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Time Life Books: 1966

Edition: First

Seller ID: cfe11044


First Printing 1966. Part of the Time-Life series of artists. Folio size 190 pp. Fine in a very fine slipcase--A stunning copy in almost unread condition. There is a very slight fading to spine and part of the title. Doubtful you will find a nicer copy than this. The art and the life of Winslow Homer--American painter. A study in style and form on glossy quality paper. Very collectable art book. View more info

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Letters of the Great Artists: Two Volumes in Slipcase

By: Friedenthal, Richard

Price: $125.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: 1963

Edition: First

Seller ID: cfe11046


First Printing 1963. Very Fine in a Very Fine slipcase---both brand new and unread--never taken out of the slipcase--two volumes in deluxe red cloth decorated in gilt lettering with dark blue label. Vol. 1--From Blake to Pollack--Vol II--from Ghiberti to Gainsborough. Quality paper and color reproductions--letters of all the artists to patrons and other artists. Beautifully housed in a deluxe very fine slipcase box. Printed and bound in Great Britain. The quality of thes... View more info

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Japanese Masters of the Colour Print (First American Printing)

By: Hillier, J.

Price: $195.00

Publisher: London, Phaidon Press: 1954

Edition: First

Seller ID: cfe11038


First Printing 1954. An exquisitely constructed copy in fine condition in an unclipped and very good to good dustjacket with an 8" closed end tear down spine, edgewear with scotch tape to top and bottom of the spine--now protected in a mylar covering. A great heritage of Oriental Art. Burgundy cloth with ornate decorations. Torquoise and gilt lettering to spine for title. 224 large plates, 5 in full color, 104 pages, introduction, 46 text illustrations. Many of the plate... View more info

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Chinese Art

By: MacKenzie, Finlay

Price: $48.00

Publisher: London, Spring Books: 1963

Edition: First

Seller ID: cfe11034


First Edition 1963. Black cloth with gilt lettering to front and spine in very good condition (near fine). Shows some aging and fading to spine--but clean, tight, and square throughout without any markings. A couple of tape pull discolorations on front and back pastedowns where previous owner had taped acetate D/J to book. However there is no dustjacket. Very collectable copy with full color illustrations. Photographs of art items from the finest of European museums--bro... View more info

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O'Keeffe, Georgia

By: Montgomery, Elizabeth

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Greenwich, Connecticut, Barnes & Noble (Brompton): 1993

Edition: First

Seller ID: cfe11035


First Edition. A very handsome and very fine book in black cloth (Folio) in an unclipped and fine dustjacket--mylar protected. A wonderful full color depiction of O'Keefe's major works on glossy paper--brillantly reproduced on 128 pp.This copy is in very fine condition with a matching dustjacket with only very light rubbing from shelfwear--. A must have for any collector of fine art books. View more info

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The World of Cezanne: 1839-1906

By: Murphy, Richard W.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Time Life Books: 1968

Edition: First

Seller ID: cfe11042


First Printing 189 pp in custom slipcase. Very Fine in a very fine slipcase. Absolutely no flaws. Time-Life series depicting many famous artists. Entire collection available in slipcase--fine condition. B&W and Color Photographs throughout in very fine reproductive quality. Very collectable condition. The artist as a young man to adult life. View more info

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Monet's Passion: Inspiration and Insights from the Painter's Gardens

By: Murray, Elizabeth

Price: $42.00

Publisher: Petaluna, California, Pomegranate Press: 1989

Edition: First

Seller ID: cfe11039


First Printing 1989. An exquisite book with ideas inspiration and insights from the Painter's gardens. Decorative cover with quarter green cloth spine and gilt lettering. 115 pp. with bibliography--pink silk page marker. Very fine--flawless and unread condition. As new. The garden as artwork. First full B& W photograph showing Claude Monet in his garden---1891. All other photos are color. Many onion skin layovers showing construction of the garden in layers. View more info

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Japanese Flower Arrangement (For Modern Homes)

By: Preininger, Margaret

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Boston, Little Brown: 1940

Edition: First

Seller ID: cfe11040


Third Printing. Exquisite book on the art of Japanese flower arrangement. Handmade boards of rice paper and handmade papers interior with uncut edges. Unpaginated with dozens of drawings and photos showing arrangement styles. A very collectable book for the lover of flower arrangement. Folio in size. Original plastic glassine wrapper is flawless. Fine in fine plastic dustwrapper. View more info

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Lectures on Art

By: Ruskin, John

Price: $150.00

Publisher: New York, John Wiley & Sons: 1876

Edition: First American

Seller ID: cfe12478


Lectures on art delivered before the University of Oxford in the Hilary Term of 1870. 8vo. 202pp. Brick red cloth, gilt lettering to the spine, beveled edges, lightly rubbed or age toned. A near fine copy in sturdy condition. Owner's name to the ffep--no other markings. Tight and square spine. This is the first edition covering the lectures of 1870. A very collectable copy. View more info

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The Art of Arranging Flowers-A Complete Guide to Japanese Ikebana

By: Sato, Shozo

Price: $150.00

Publisher: New York, Abrams: 1965

Edition: First

Seller ID: cfe11041


First Printing 1965. A custom made exquisite first printing in very fine condition with an original glassine covering in fine condition with only one minor tear to corner. This is a custom book in green decorative cloth boards with gilt lettering and decoration--a 5"x6" color pastedown to front board depicting a flower arrangement. This book weighs over 10 pounds. 366 pages. Many tipped in color plates suitable for framing. There is a laid in tri-fold explaining the hist... View more info

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The Arts of China

By: Sullivan, Michael

Price: $38.00

Publisher: Berkeley, California, University of California Press: 1973

Edition: First

Seller ID: cfe11030


First Edition Revised from 1967 (stated) Updated to add information on the Cultural revolution. Covers all the major art forms of China. 235 illustrations, 14 in full color, and 34 diagrams and maps. A History of all of the Dynasty's from B.C. Book is in fine condition without any markings. Tight Square and clean. Dustjacket has been price clipped and is only rubbed slightly from shelfwear--protected in a mylar dustjacket covering. Collectable. View more info

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Chinese Painting (First Deluxe Printing)

By: Swann, Peter C.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Paris, France, Universe Books (Editions Pierre Tisne): 1958

Edition: First Limited

Seller ID: cfe11031


First Edition 1958. An absolutely exquisite book in turquoise cloth with gilt lettering and decorations to front and spine/ Tipped in artwork in color plates throughout---including paste down on front cover of Chinese Pottery. Copy is still contained in the original glassine dustjacket in good condition with crack taped in back and lightly rubbed. Front pastedown and endpaper decorated in bamboo pictorial. Original (and small) "Vroman's Pasadena" brown tag--legendary Cal... View more info

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The World of Van Gogh: 1853-1890

By: Wallace, Robert

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Time Life Books: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: cfe11043


Slipcased series of the Artists from Time-Life books--available complete collection. Fine in a fine slipcase--as new and flawless--probably unread. The life and times of Van Gogh---with many color reproductions on quality paper. Decorated pastedowns and endpapers--192 pp, A very collectable book and series for the art book collector. 2nd printing 1971. Flawless. Tipped in Van Gogh page marker. View more info