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"Characters Oriental"; A Series of 36 Coloured Drawings of Characters in Chinese and Japanese Mythology and Legend

By: Leonard, David James

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Hong Kong, South China Morning Post, Ltd./Four Corners Publishing Co. (Far East), Limited, 1981

Edition: First Edition


Red cloth lettered in gilt on boards. Previous owner's name. Staples have pulled through the first three leaves. However, should the purchaser wish to separate the drawings for display, this would not be an issue. 36 brief descriptions on verso, cover page, and 36 drawings on recto. View more info

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"That Glorious Song of Old"

By: Sears, Edmund Hamilton

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Boston, Lee & Shepard, Publishers, 1883


Light brown leather or faux leather on beveled boards, highly decorated in black and gilt. Previous owner's name and date, 1886. 19 leaves comprising drawings by Fredericks with lyrics on rectos, with versos blank except for title. Sears was a Unitarian minister in Massachusetts who wrote these lyrics in 1849. The tune commonly used today was not composed until the following year. All edges gilt. Seven tiny flecks of white paint along edge of cover. View more info

A Christmas Carol (Everywhere, Everywhere, Christmas To-night)

By: Brooks, Phillips

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, Ernest Nister, 1890


Original flexible card cover booklet. Cord binding now pulled out of leaves, so disbound. Still beautiful and reminiscent of Christmases past. Cloth tape added to spine. Lower cover corner tip missing. Phillips Brooks's popular poem, "Everywhere, Everywhere, Christmas Tonight" accompanies the lovely colour art of the period. Can it be rebound ? Or, could the enchanting full-page drawings be framed ? 16 pp., so will go as letter mail. View more info

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A Cruise in the Acorn

By: Jerrold, Alice (Mrs. Adolphe Smith)

Price: $825.00

Publisher: London, Marcus Ward & Co., 1875


Original reddish-brown blindstamped cloth with floral pastedown decorated in black and lettered in gold on bevelled boards. General wear; worn through at corners and head and foot of spine. All six chromolithographs by Kate Greenaway are present and excellent except for 1/2 inch edge tear in frontispiece. Chromograph Series. Each illustration is accompanied by a well-known, appropriate poem. There is light foxing to endpapers, but interior is essentially clean and ea... View more info

A Dream of the Past; Pre-Raphaelite and Aesthetic Movement Paintings, Watercolours and Drawings from the Lanigan Collection

By: Various Authors

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Toronto, University of Toronto Art Centre, 2000

Edition: First Edition.


Art from the Lanigan Collection. 260 pp. View more info

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A Florentine Revery

By: Powers, H.H.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: N.Y., The Macmillan Comany, 1922

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)


Original grey paper boards. Yellow DJ has a few short tears head and foot, taped inside.. Previous owner's name. The author was widely known as a writer and lecturer on the history and art of Greece and Italy. He also made possible a fund which allows Oberlin College staff to take art-related excursions. 76 pp. View more info

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A Midsummer Night's Dream

By: Shakespeare, William

Price: $450.00

Publisher: London/New York, William Heinemann/Doubleday Page, 1908

Edition: First Rackham Edition


Original beige cloth illustrated and lettered in gold on boards. Rear spine joint torn full length, with small puncture to center of spine. Hinges sound, so boards well-attached. Previous owner's name and date (1908). Interior flawless, with all 40 colour plates and printed tissue guards present and perfect. No foxing. Small "withdrawn" stamp on last free endpaper, with no other library evidence. Truly the best original Rackham interior we've had. 134 pp. H... View more info

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A Picasso Anthology; Documents, Criticism, Reminiscences

By: McCully, Marilyn (Ed.)

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Princeton, N.J., Princeton University Press,


Blue-green cloth on boards. No writing or damage. 288 pp. with index. View more info

A Short History of Art

By: De Forest, Julia B.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Dodd, Mead, and Co., 1881


Red cloth on boards. Previous owner's name and date. First free endpaper split, and torn at gutter. Several b/w drawings. 365 pp. Heavy book might need extra postage. View more info

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A Short History of Canadian Art

By: McInnes, Graham

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Toronto, Macmillan Company of Canada, 1939

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)


Original blue cloth on boards. Unclipped DJ. Introductory, Indian Art, French-Canadian Art, The Topographers, Some Foundations are Laid, Art and the People-1880 to Today, Art and the Artists, 1880-1919, The Group of Seven and its Followers, 1919-1933, Contemporary Painting, Sculpture Since 1850, List of Art Institutions, List of Principal Events, Select List of Canadian Artists, Index. 125 pp. View more info

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A Short History of Italian Art

By: Venturi, Adolfo

Price: $15.00

Publisher: N.Y., Macmillan, 1926


Original black cloth on boards, no DJ. Trans. by Edward Hutton. Believed First Edition. Covers painting , sculpture, and architecture from early Christian times through the 19th Century. 300 ill. Minor light pencil markings, OW very good. 351 pp. plus index. View more info

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A.H. Maurer

By: McCausland, Elizabeth

Price: $20.00

Publisher: N.Y., Walker Art Center, 1951


Original red clopth on boards. Price-clipped DJ has short tears head and foot of spine. "A biography of America's first modern paiinter." - DJ. Born in New York City in 1868, he died by his own hand in 1932 after a long career during which he received little recognition. 289 pp. View more info

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An Outline History of Sculpture for Beginners and Students with Complete Indexes and Numerous Illustrations

By: Clement, Clara Erskine

Price: $60.00

Publisher: N.Y., White, Stokes, & Allen, 1885

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)


Original dark blue cloth illustrated in gold on boards. Previous owner's name partly removed. No other writing or damage. Patterned endpapers. The author was privately tutored, after which she married and began to travel extensively. She has several other art-related titles to her credit. Ancient sculpture in Egypt and Assyria; Greek sculpture; Ancient Italian sculpture; Medieval sculpture; Italian sculpture in the 15th Century; Sculpture in Germany, France, England... View more info

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Ananias or The False Artist

By: Pach, Walter

Price: $15.00

Publisher: N.Y., Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1928


Original brown boards backed in brown cloth. Previous owner's name and date (1929). DJ grubby and missing pieces head and foot. Book is cocked but clean inside. The author was a well-known artist and promoter who wrote extensively about modern art and organized some outstanding exhibits.281 pp. including index. View more info

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Anatomy Lessons from the Great Masters

By: Hale, Robert Beverly and Coyle, Terence

Price: $15.00

Publisher: N.Y., Watson - Guptill Publications, 2000


Original illustrated cover trade paperback. Purchased new from university bookstore. 100 great figure drawings analyzed. 271 pp. View more info