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EGERTON, Judy (Judith Emilie), 1928-2012 & SNELGROVE, Dudley (Dudley Francis), 1906-1992 : BRITISH SPORTING AND ANIMAL DRAWINGS : C.1500-1850. A CATALOGUE.

EGERTON, Judy (Judith Emilie), 1928-2012 & SNELGROVE, Dudley (Dudley Francis), 1906-1992 : BRITISH SPORTING AND ANIMAL DRAWINGS : C.1500-1850. A CATALOGUE.

London : Tate Gallery for the Yale Center for British Art, 1978. First edition. A lavish catalogue, giving detailed descriptions of the magnificent Paul Mellon collection of more than 2,000 sporting and animal drawings – hunting, racing, coaching, and much more. In The Sport in Art and Books – the Paul Mellon Collection series.
Medium 4to (31cm). [2],(xviii),126pp. 142 plates (twenty-one in colour). Original cloth gilt – the case inadvertently put on upside-down; some minor rubbing, a few faint marks, but a very good copy in a lightly worn and used dust-jacket.

£50

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FORD, John (John Alan), 1936- : ACKERMANN 1783-1983 : THE BUSINESS OF ART.

FORD, John (John Alan), 1936- : ACKERMANN 1783-1983 : THE BUSINESS OF ART.

London : Ackermann, 1983. First edition. A richly illustrated and meticulously researched history of the celebrated art publishing and art dealing concern founded by Rudolph Ackermann (1764-1834). With much incidental material on Henry Alken, William Combe, John Buonarotti Papworth, Augustus Pugin, Thomas Rowlandson, George Stubbs, and other authors and artists; a checklist of the Ackermann books, games, and music; a bibliography, etc.
Demy 4to (31cm). 256pp. Illustrations throughout, many in colour. Original boards; top edge a touch dusty, but otherwise a very good copy indeed in the dust-jacket – the jacket also very good.

£25

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GRANT, Duncan (Duncan James Corrowr), 1885-1978 : DUNCAN GRANT : BRITISH ARTISTS OF TO-DAY. NUMBER VI.

GRANT, Duncan (Duncan James Corrowr), 1885-1978 : DUNCAN GRANT : BRITISH ARTISTS OF TO-DAY. NUMBER VI.

London : Fleuron, (1927). First edition. An attractive little introduction to Duncan Grant and his work – seventeen plates of his oil-paintings, most from private collections, with an introduction by W. G. Constable (1887-1976). Printed at the Curwen Press.
Pott 4to (17cm). [vi]pp. Seventeen plates. Original decorative patterned boards; boards a little rubbed and tanned, but a good copy.

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GRIGSON, Geoffrey (Geoffrey Edward Harvey), 1905-1985 : BRITAIN OBSERVED : THE LANDSCAPE THROUGH ARTISTS’ EYES.

GRIGSON, Geoffrey (Geoffrey Edward Harvey), 1905-1985 : BRITAIN OBSERVED : THE LANDSCAPE THROUGH ARTISTS’ EYES.

London : Phaidon Press, (1975). First edition. A fine and well-illustrated survey of landscape painting in the British Isles – from Rubens to Victor Pasmore.
Post 4to (26cm). 208pp. Illustrations throughout, some in colour. Original boards; top edge a touch dusty; mild tanning of outer margins, but otherwise very good in the dust-jacket.

£25

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HEAD, Raymond, 1948- : CATALOGUE OF PAINTINGS, DRAWINGS, ENGRAVINGS AND BUSTS IN THE COLLECTION OF THE ROYAL ASIATIC SOCIETY.

HEAD, Raymond, 1948- : CATALOGUE OF PAINTINGS, DRAWINGS, ENGRAVINGS AND BUSTS IN THE COLLECTION OF THE ROYAL ASIATIC SOCIETY.

London : Royal Asiatic Society, 1991. First edition. A handsomely illustrated and fully annotated catalogue of some 2,000 items – with biographies of the leading collectors, etc. Foreword by Mildred Archer.
Demy 4to (29cm). (xxiv),(230),[ii]pp. Illustrations. Colour plates. Original boards; very slightly bruised; a few edge-spots, but otherwise a very good copy in the dust-jacket – the jacket just lightly marked.

£40

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JACKSON, C.E. (Christine Elisabeth), 1936- : BIRD ILLUSTRATORS : SOME ARTISTS IN EARLY LITHOGRAPHY.

JACKSON, C.E. (Christine Elisabeth), 1936- : BIRD ILLUSTRATORS : SOME ARTISTS IN EARLY LITHOGRAPHY.

London : H. F.& G. Witherby, (1975). First edition. Includes individual chapters on the finest of the nineteenth-century ornithological illustrators – William Swainson, Edward Lear, John Gould, Henry Leonard Meyer, Josef Wolf, Joseph Smit, John Gerrard Keulemans, Edward Neale, William Foster, Claude Wilmott Wyatt, Frederick William Frohawk, Henrik Grönvold, Archibald Thorburn, and George Edward Lodge – with a preliminary essay, bibliography, index, etc.
Crown 4to (26cm). (134),[ii]pp. Fourteen colour plates. Original cloth; mild marking to endpapers, but a very good copy in a just lightly bruised dust-jacket.

£25

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JONES, Barbara (Barbara Mildred), 1912-1978 : DESIGN FOR DEATH.

JONES, Barbara (Barbara Mildred), 1912-1978 : DESIGN FOR DEATH.

London : André Deutsch, (1967). First edition. An extraordinary study – part grim, part comic – of the “beautiful, vulgar, frightening and propitiatory things that people make when confronted by that shocking and unwelcome reminder, the death of another”. With chapters on the corpse; the shroud; the coffin; the hearse; the floral tributes; printing and the word; the procession; the cemetery and the crematorium; the tomb; relics and mementoes, etc.
Crown 4to (26cm). 304pp. Illustrations throughout, including photographs and many Jones drawings. Original purple boards, blocked and lettered in gilt; top edge purple; two corners a little bumped, but otherwise a very good copy in the striking Barbara Jones dust-jacket – the jacket also very good. Bloomfield A7.

£100

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LAMBOURNE, Lionel & HAMILTON, Jean : BRITISH WATERCOLOURS IN THE VICTORIA AND ALBERT MUSEUM : AN ILLUSTRATED SUMMARY CATALOGUE OF THE NATIONAL COLLECTION.

LAMBOURNE, Lionel & HAMILTON, Jean : BRITISH WATERCOLOURS IN THE VICTORIA AND ALBERT MUSEUM : AN ILLUSTRATED SUMMARY CATALOGUE OF THE NATIONAL COLLECTION.

London : Sotheby Parke Bernet Publications, (1980). First edition. A handsome listing of over 5,600 works by some 1,600 artists – with biographical notes (many of the minor artists being documented for the first time) and at least one example of each artist’s work illustrated.
Demy 4to (29cm). (xxiv),456pp. Colour plates. Numerous illustrations. Original cloth; some spotting of edges, but otherwise a very good copy in the dust-jacket – the jacket also very good.

£25

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LANE, Charles : COOPER HENDERSON AND THE OPEN ROAD : THE LIFE AND WORKS OF CHARLES COOPER HENDERSON 1803-1877.

LANE, Charles : COOPER HENDERSON AND THE OPEN ROAD : THE LIFE AND WORKS OF CHARLES COOPER HENDERSON 1803-1877.

London : J.A.Allen & Co., (1984). First edition. The first full-scale study of the Victorian coaching painter, Charles Cooper Henderson, with notes of paintings in public collections, a list of all the known prints made from his work, etc.
Demy 4to (30cm). 122,[ii]pp. Numerous illustrations, over thirty in colour. Original cloth; a very good copy in the dust-jacket – the jacket also very good.

£20

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NASH, Paul, 1889-1946 : PAUL NASH : BRITISH ARTISTS OF TO-DAY. NUMBER V.

NASH, Paul, 1889-1946 : PAUL NASH : BRITISH ARTISTS OF TO-DAY. NUMBER V.

London : Fleuron, (1927). First edition. An attractive little introduction to Nash and his work – seventeen plates of his oils and water-colours, almost all from private collections, with an introduction by Anthony Bertram (1897-1978). Printed at the Curwen Press.
Pott 4to (17cm). [vi]pp. Seventeen plates. Original decorative patterned boards; boards a little tanned and spotted, but a good copy.

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SNELGROVE, Dudley (Dudley Francis), 1906-1992 : BRITISH SPORTING AND ANIMAL PRINTS : 1658-1874. A CATALOGUE.

SNELGROVE, Dudley (Dudley Francis), 1906-1992 : BRITISH SPORTING AND ANIMAL PRINTS : 1658-1874. A CATALOGUE.

London : Tate Gallery for the Yale Center for British Art, 1981. First edition. A lavish catalogue-cum-bibliography, giving detailed descriptions of the magnificent Paul Mellon collection of sporting prints – hunting, shooting, racing, riding, coaching, and much more. In The Sport in Art and Books – the Paul Mellon Collection series.
Demy 4to (31cm). [2],xxii,(258),[ii]pp. 139 plates (twenty-five in colour). Original cloth gilt; a few faint marks, but a very good copy in a slightly nicked and lightly creased dust-jacket.

£50

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SPEAIGHT, Robert, 1904-1976 : THE LIFE OF ERIC GILL.

SPEAIGHT, Robert, 1904-1976 : THE LIFE OF ERIC GILL.

London : Methuen & Co., (1966). First edition. The first full-scale biography of Eric Gill (1882-1940).
Medium 8vo (25cm). (xviii),(324),[ii]pp. Plates. Portraits. Facsimiles. Original cloth; decorative endpapers; a touch sunned; a very good copy in the dust-jacket – sunned and just slightly nicked, but otherwise very good. Occasional pencilled marginalia.

£25

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SUTTON, Thomas, 1888-1969 : THE DANIELLS : ARTISTS AND TRAVELLERS.

SUTTON, Thomas, 1888-1969 : THE DANIELLS : ARTISTS AND TRAVELLERS.

London : Bodley Head, (1954). First edition. The lives and work of the much-admired painters and print-makers Thomas, William, and Samuel Daniell – their work in India 1788-1793, “The Voyage Round Great Britain” 1813-1825, etc. With appendices of the original paintings and drawings; a list of the printed and engraved works; a bibliography, etc.
Crown 4to (26cm). 200pp. Plates, portraits, some in colour. Maps. Original boards; a little bruised, sunned and slightly marked; mild spotting of endpapers, but a good, sound and serviceable copy of a difficult title.

£40

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TAYLOR, Basil, 1922-1975 : ANIMAL PAINTING IN ENGLAND FROM BARLOW TO LANDSEER.

TAYLOR, Basil, 1922-1975 : ANIMAL PAINTING IN ENGLAND FROM BARLOW TO LANDSEER.

Harmondsworth : Penguin Books, (1955). First edition. A charming little monograph by the art historian Basil Taylor, the man who brought British painting back into favour and inspired Paul Mellon’s collecting – with an introductory essay, numerous plates (some in colour) – all with notes, biographical notes on the artists, etc.
Crown 8vo (178 x 108mm). (72)pp. Seventy plates (six in colour). Bound in an elegant contemporary half red crushed morocco, attractively gilt; peacock device on upper cover; green label; marbled endpapers; a very good copy.

£75

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VAN EERDE, Katherine S. (Katherine Sommerlatte), 1920-2006 : WENCESLAUS HOLLAR : DELINEATOR OF HIS TIME.

VAN EERDE, Katherine S. (Katherine Sommerlatte), 1920-2006 : WENCESLAUS HOLLAR : DELINEATOR OF HIS TIME.

Charlottesville : for the Folger Shakespeare Library, by the University Press of Virginia, (1970). First edition. A thorough, extensive and richly illustrated study of Hollar and his milieu, presenting a fresh interpretation of the man himself. “He has left an invaluable record of seventeenth-century England”.
Royal 4to (28cm). (xiv),122pp. Folding plates. Numerous illustrations. Original canvas; top edge a touch dusty, but otherwise a very good copy in the dust-jacket – the jacket a little tanned, lightly worn and reinforced at tips.

£40

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WALKER, Stella A. (Stella Archer), 1907-2000 : BRITISH SPORTING ART IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY.

WALKER, Stella A. (Stella Archer), 1907-2000 : BRITISH SPORTING ART IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY.

London : Sportsman’s Press, (1989). First edition. An attractive and well-illustrated survey – with much on Cecil Aldin, George Denholm Armour, Joseph Crawhall, Lionel Edwards, Alfred Munnings, Snaffles, etc. With a preface by Paul Mellon
Demy 4to (29cm). 224pp. Twenty-four colour plates. Numerous illustrations. Original boards; mild spotting of top edge, but otherwise very good in the dust-jacket – the jacket also very good.

£25

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