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9576. : Jeems Kaye: His Adventures and Opinions.

Glasgow: The Bailie Office n.d. c. 1880-1890. Two titles bound as one, Jeems Kaye, and Jeems Kaye second series, all reprinted from this Scottish magazine founded in 1872. 95 +79 pp. +advertisements. Illustrated with a total of 32 full page illustrations. Illustrators include, David Murray, J. Henderson, W. Young, R.C. Crawford, J.A. Aitken, A.K. Brown, J.E. Christie, Tom McEwan, A. Davidson, S. McAdam, A. Black, Duncan McKellar, J.D. Taylor, A. Finlay, Wellwood Rattray, A.S. Boyd, J. Guthrie, E.A. Walton, John Lavery and others. Superb illustrations by significant Scottish artists and illustrators such as A.S. Boyd, "Twym" and Sir David Murray, Alex Davidson, E.A. Walton, and Ireland's Sir John Lavery who trained in Glasgow. Clearly this magazine was tapping into the best artists and illustrators working or studying in the city. Brown boards, minor wear but otherwise very good. The articles, though amusing are perhaps less interesting than the illustrations. £45.00


11086. : Russell Young The Last Picture Show Exhibition 19th Feb. - 11 th March 2009.

London: Sims Reed Gallery 2009. Exhibition catalogue. 21 by 21 cms. 47 pp. illustrated, softcovers, in good condition. includes an insert price list. Much of Young's work explores the American Dream and the cult of celebrity from an outsider's perspective. £8.00


11709. : The Educational Handbook of Mass Drawing for Infants and Junior Standards.

Dublin and Belfast: The Educational Supply Company of Ireland. n.d. c.1920's. 24 by 19 cms. 32 illustrations on black sugar paper, with accompanying text. "To meet the requirements of the Teachers of Infants Schools and Infants Departments, the Publishers have added this book to their list of Handbooks for Teachers. The sketches in the following pages are reproduced from drawings executed with crayons supplied by the Publishers on paper of exactly the same kind as that used in this book and in the chalk drawing copybooks issued by them. The short notes dealing with the several sketches will, it is also hoped, prove useful to Teachers." Post Partition in 1922. The boards are a little rubbed but the contents are clean and bright. In very good condition overall. A nice and scarce item from the Irish educational system. £40.00


10612. : The Popular Art Instructor.

Winsor Ont. Toronto Ont. 1888. Embracing Plain Directions on the Latest Decorative Arts by Special Artists, also valuable Suggestions on Kindred Subjects that tend to Educate and Elevate, by Prominent Writers. profusely illustrated with numerous engravings and colored plates. ix+493 pp. illustrated, dark green boards, with black and gilt decorative front board and spine. Boards a bit faded, spine restored, decorative endpapers, internally tight, some wear and light soiling, one coloured plate called for not present. Otherwise good. £45.00


11088. : The Whalley Gallery.

Holywood Co. Down: The Whalley Gallery n.d. c.2009. sales catalogue, 28 pp. illustrated in colour, softcovers, in very good condition. Artists include Dawn Crothers, Jonny McEwen, Jane Swanson, David Withers, Stephen Whalley, Ana Duncan, Blackshaw, Conor, Lisa McCausland, Gavin Lavelle, Paul Henry, Jack Pakenham, Annabelle Hulbert, Dan O'Neill, Marie Carroll, Gerard Dillon, Tony O'Malley, John Gillan, Rosie McGurran. £6.00


17309. Washington, M. Bunch: The Art of Romare Bearden The Prevalence of Ritual.

New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1972. First Edition. 230 pages. 35 x 29 cm. Facsimile signature on reverse of frontispiece portrait. Further two-page portrait in the Introduction by John A Williams. "The numerous large illustrations of Bearden's drawings, paintings, and collages from 1940 to the present, give depth to this portrait of an unusually fine American artist." 91 illustrations of the artist's work, including 46 in full colour: one four-page spread over two folding pages, and one folding two-page spread. Chronology. List of exhibitions. Bibliography. Silver-blocked blue-cloth-covered boards with facsimile signature on front board. There is slight shelfwear to the bottom fore-edge of the rear board. Dustjacket worn, but still a good copy of this sumptuously-produced work. Unpackaged weight 3,250g. £85.00


13000. Adam's: Adam's Works of Art from The Bank of Ireland Collection.

Dublin: Adam's Nov. 2010. 22.5 by24.5 cms. 192 pp. illustrated in colour. softcovers, in very good condition. An auction catalogue of 155 paintings from the collection made by the Bank of Ireland. £15.00


20279. Adam's: Auction catalogue - Important Irish Art Sale 28th March 2010.

Dublin: 2010. 22.5 by 24.5 cms. 168 pp. illustrated in colour, softcovers, in very good condition, useful reference material. £10.00


12455. Alison, Archibald: Essays on the Nature and Principles of Taste.

Edinburgh: Printed by George Ramsay & Co. for Archibald Constable and Company, Erdinburgh; and Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, London 1812. Two Volumes. 22 by 14 cms. The Third Edition. Vol. I, xxix+376 pp. Vol. II, vi+447 pp. in a textured polished leather binding, five panelled spine with raised bands, some gilt decoration and original spine labels, marbled endpapers, fore-edges, board edges with gilt decoration and the name Taylor & Hessey Booksellers London. Boards show a degree of shelfwear with fading to the gilding. Internally in good fresh condition, tight, bright, a few light spots on vol II. There is a little pencil annotation on endpapers but not in text. This is one of the important intellectual products of the Scottish Enlightenment. First published in 1790, this was the reprint of the revised second edition, the author's definitive work. Very influential in North America. £325.00


18479. Alley, Ronald, and T. P. Flanagan: William Scott.

Belfast: The Arts Councils of Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, 1986. 84 pp. 23 x 21 cm. Exhibition catalogue. 100 illustrations. Pictorial glazed card covers. Very minor wear, otherwise in good condition. Scott's signature on the half title page. £20.00


19824. Anglesea, Martyn: Royal Ulster Academy of Arts.

Belfast: RUA Trust Ltd, 2000. 231 pp. 22 x 22 cm. Brief biography and bibliography of each Academician, opposite a typical example of their work. Superb photography, in colour and b&w. Plain green boards, in a very good dw. £20.00


18075. Anglesea, Martyn, compiler.: Portraits and Prospects British and Irish Drawings and Watercolours from the Collection of The Ulster Museum, Belfast.

Belfast: The Ulster Museum, 1989. xxii + 129 pp. 30 x 22.5 cm. 95 illustrations in colour. Pictorial matt card covers. In very good cpndition. Unpackaged weight 1,350g. £15.00


6150. Arts Council of Great Britain: Daniel Maclise 1806-1870.

London: Arts Council of Great Britain, 1972 25 by 19 cms. 124 pp. illustrated, paper covers, good. The catalogue of an exhibition in the National Portrait Gallery, London and the National Gallery in Dublin 1972. A great Victorian History painter born in Cork. £10.00


20082. Arts Council of Great Britain.: Early Celtic Art.

Edinburgh University Press 3rd Impression 1970. 25 x 18.5 cm. 42 pp. illustrated in monochrome, minor shelfwear otherwise in fairly good condition.This is the catalogue of an exhibition in the Scottish museum and at the Hayward Gallery. It was the first major exhibition of early Celtic art held in the U.K. £10.00


15729. Arts Council of Northern Ireland: Arts Council of Northern Ireland Collection Acquisitions 2003-2005.

Belfast: Arts Council of Northern Ireland, 2006. 76 pp. 24 x 17 cm. Illustrated in colour. Pictorial matt card covers, in very good condition. £10.00


9219. Barnard, George: The Theory and Practice of Landscape Painting in Water-Colours.

London: George Routledge and Sons new edition 1885. 285 pp. illustrated by a series of twenty-six drawings and diagrams in colours and numerous woodcuts, dark green boards, blindstamped, gilt spine title, a little edge rubbing,some spotting on prelims, tissue guards, one page is edgeworn, one of the colour plates is missing, otherwise complete. The colour plates are particularly good, rather advanced for the period. A little overall wear otherwise good. £95.00


12573. Beaux Arts: Exhibition Catalogue Lynn Chadwick May - June 2010.

London: 2010. 26 by 22 cms. no pagination, illustrated in colour, soft covers, in very good condition. A useful reference. Introduction by Daniel F. Herrmann. £10.00


17512. Belfast Museum and Art Gallery: Pictures from Ulster Houses (Counties Antrim, Armagh, Cavan, Donegal, Down, Fermanagh, Londonderry, Monaghan, Tyrone and the City of Belfast.

Belfast: Belfast Museum and Art Gallery, 1961. Publication Number 161. 51 pp. 21 x 15cm. Eight plates. Catalogue. Index of Lenders. Index of Artists. Printed semi-matt card covers. £15.00


16020. Bell, Jonathan: Conor Drawing From Life.

Belfast: Appletree Press, 2002. 127 pp. 19.5 x 19.5 cm. Illustrated with 64 of Conor's drawings in colour. Pictorial glazed card covers. In very good condition. Conor was the artist of the people of Belfast in their everyday lives, and remains hugely loved. £10.00


9985. Berlin, Sven: The Dark Monarch A Portrait From Within.

London: The Galley Press, Uncorrected Proof Copy, 1962. "This is a rough and uncorrected proof and should not be regarded as a finished copy in either printing or binding." 204 pp. paper covers, in good condition. With drawings by the author. The author's note says that "The Dark Monarch is psychobiographic, in the widest sense." Berlin, 1911-1999, was a dancer, painter, sculptor, writer and poet, one of the last surviving members of the St Ives School in Cornwall. This was his second novel and its motive was, in some degree, to vent personal anger over the hypocrisy of an over-close competitive art colony. The book was published and 575 copies were sold before its withdrawal from sale after no fewer than four libel actions by members of that colony. Copies were pulped, with probably only around 100 surviving. This is an uncorrected proof copy. It is therefore an interesting survival and has to be considered very scarce. £195.00


7131. Bibby, Joseph, editor: Bibby's Annual 1917.

London?: The Priory Publishing Press, 1917. No 12, Vol 3. 64 pp, 40 x 29 cm. The sixty-one illustrations include Hankey's Nazarene Mother, Hofmann's Night of Good Friday, seven by Watt, five by Burne-Jones, Turner's Approach to Venice, Romney's Mrs Ann Pitt, Leighton's Helen of Troy, Gainsborough's Linley Sisters, Frith's Railway Station, and Constable's Salisbury Cathedral, etc, etc. Twenty-one of the illustrations are in colour, two of them full-page. There is a centre-fold of Burne-Jones' King Arthur in Avalon. The articles include Drink and the War, The Re-Marriage of Matter and Spirit, and India After the War. The Annual is complete with original covers gorgeously printed on both sides. It is in pristine condition, bound in dark-green half leather. The title is gold-blocked on the front board, and the margins of the leather are blocked with a gold line. A really sumptuous production. £45.00


7136. Bibby, Joseph, editor: Bibby's Annual 1922.

Liverpool?: J. Bibby & Sons, Ltd, 1922. 64 pp, 40 x 29 cm. The seventy-one illustrations include three by Watts, two by Burne-Jones, five by Strang, two by Blake, Raeburn's Boy and Rabbit, Reynolds' Jane Countess of Harrington, and Constable's Dedham Lock, etc, etc. Twenty-seven of the illustrations are in colour, four of them full-page. There is a centre-fold of The Last Supper. The articles include Annie Besant on The New Civilisation, and How Human Inequalities Come About, Lord Leverhulme on The Helpful Inter-relationship of Capital and Labour, Templeton Cherry on The Occult Side of Healing, Emerson's Words of Wisdom, and Thomas Quayle on Wanted - A New Trade Unionism. The Annual is complete with original covers gorgeously printed on both sides. It is in pristine condition, bound in dark-green half leather. The title is gold-blocked on the front board, and the margins of the leather are blocked with a gold line. A really sumptuous production. £45.00


7130. Bibby, Joseph, editor: Bibby's Annual no 11: 1916.

London?: The Priory Publishing Press, 1916. No 11, Vol 3, The War Number 1916. 64 pp, 40 x 29 cm. The sixty-eight illustrations include Whistler's portrait of Carlyle, Hankey's Pensive Maiden, Wright's Children of Sir Richard Arkwright, Hofmann's Christ Preaching on the Sea of Galilee, and Jesus as a Youth Among the Doctors, Watt's Sic Transit, and Millet's Gleaners, etc, etc. Twenty-five of the illustrations are in colour, four of them full-page. The articles include Walt Whitman and the American Civil War 1861-1866, What Theosophy Stands For, The New Socialism, St Helena The Last Phase, and A Woman's Views on War, by Lady Margaret Sackville. The Annual is complete with original covers gorgeously printed on both sides. It is very slightly trimmed and in pristine condition, bound in dark-green half leather. The title is gold-blocked on the front board, and the margins of the leather are blocked with a gold line. A really sumptuous production. £45.00


15717. Birdwood, G. C. M.: The Arts of India.

Jersey: The British Book Company, 1986. First published in 1880. xvi+344 pp. 22 x 14 cm. Seventy-six illustrations. Gold-blocked black boards, in very good condition, in a spine-faded dustwrapper. £10.00


13189. Black, Eileen: A Sesquicentennial Celebration Art from the Queen's University Collection.

Belfast: The Queen's University of Belfast, 1995. xv+155 pp. 29.5 x 21 cm. Author's signature on title page. Eighty-one plates, in colour and monochrome. White- and gold-blocked dark-blue card covers, in very good condition. The University's art collection has been built up since the middle of the nineteenth century. This is the first serious catalogue of this very interesting collection, which deserves to be better known. £23.00


20171. Black, Eileen: Paintings, Sculptures and Bronzes in the Collection of The Belfast Harbour Commissioners.

Belfast: The Belfast Harbour Commissioners, 1983. 136pp. 26.5 x 21 cm. Illustrated, paper covers good. This was the first study of the rich, but little known, catalogue of this institution's collections. £18.00


20235. Bodkin, (Introduction), Thomas Waddington Publications: Twelve Irish Artists

Dublin: Victor Waddington Publications Limited 1940 Published 1940 and Printed at the Sign of the Three Candles Dublin. 39 x 31 cm. Unbound in a light card folder bearing the title. There is a title page with publishing details on the reverse, then a separate double page fold with pages 5-7 containing an introduction by Thomas Bodkin, with 12 folded page as inserts with tipped in coloured plates for each of the 12 artists (printed on one side only) with text opposite. The artists and paintings, are: J. Humbert Craig, "Coming from Mass", William Conor,"The Low Backed Car", Grace Henry, "The Top of The Hill", Paul Henry, "Old People Watching a Dance", Sean Keating," ("Half Flood"), Harry Kernoff,"Naylor's Cove Bray", Charles Lamb, "Hearing The News", Maurice MacGonigal, ("By The Sea"), "Frank McKelvey, "On the Lagan", Dermod O'Brien,"Scuffling The Mangolds", Sean O'Sullivan, "William Butler Yeats", and Leo Whelan, "A Kerry Cobbler". The folder is quite worn and in poor fair condition with a few repairs to folds, but at least it survives. This publication seems to be scarce in this format. £100.00


11031. Boyd, Arthur: Arthur Boyd Etchings and Lithographs

London: Lund Humphries in association with Maltzahn Gallery first edition 1971. 24.5 by 24.5 cms. vi+114 pp. illustrated, hardback, in very good condition in a rather dusty dustwrapper. This printing of the book is limited to 2000 copies. The collection in this volume is a catalogue raisonne of Boyd's prints up to the end of 1969 with the exception of the series of lithographs illustrating St Francis of Asissi. Introduction by Imre von Maltzahn. Boyd, 1920-1999 was one of the leading figures of contemporary Australian art, a member of a large and distinguished family of artists. £35.00


19909. Bryant, Julius: London's Country House Collections.

London: Scala Books English Heritage1993. 28 x 19.5 cm. 144 pp. colour illustrations, gold blocked blue boards, in very good condition, in a v.g. dustwrapper. Covers Ranger's House, Chiswick House, Marble Hill House, The Iveagh Bequest Kenwood. £15.00


3990. Burn, Robert Scott: The Illustrated London Drawing Book.

London, 227 Strand 1852. iv + 146 pp. with about 300 illustrative drawings and diagrams embossed boards, spine professionally restored, new endpapers. v.g. £45.00


5876. Bury, Adrian: Shadow of Eros.

London: The Dropmore Press 1952. iv+108 pp. illustrated with plates. Half bound in brown Niger morocco and fawn buckram. A limited edition of 300 copies, this being no 86. endpapers designed by Biro. Partly uncut. A study of the life and work of Alfred Gilbert, the sculptor. From the library of sculptor Morris Harding 1874-1964. Harding trained in the studio of his uncle Harry Bates, and as an assistant to J.M.Swann, a friend of Gilberts. From 1925 he worked on his major sculptural achievements in St Annes Cathedral, Belfast. He was president of the Royal Ulster Academy 1947-1957. His monogram, and signature, is inscribed in pencil, Christmas 1952 on the half title page, front and rear, along with an interesting inscription, "Putting his hand upon my shoulder he said, "I know what you have done here, do all that you can then come and see me, if I have not anything to offer you I will find someone who has". and signed Morris Harding. The original fragile dustwrapper has been relaid with some loss to top and bottom of the spine, the book itself is in excellent condition. Its association with another fine British sculptor interesting. £70.00


4208. Cadness, Henry.: Decorative Brush-Work & Elementary Design.

London, Batsford 1902. 8vo. pp.ix+ 174, with 38 plates comprising about 400 examples of design. Inscribed "To my fellow members of the Manchester Literary Club Henry Cadness Jan. 9th 05". Bookplate removed from front paste down. Cadness was a lecturer in Textile Design at the Municipal School of Technology Manchester, and a Master at the School of Art. A little wear but a good copy. £15.00


16372. Carbone, MC and A Carassiti, editors: Botticelli.

New York: Gramercy Books, 1994. Gramercy Great Masters. 32 pp., and 60 prints in colour. 27.5 x 20.5 cm. Pictorial glazed boards, in matching dw. The book is in very good condition. The dw is slightly worn, with a carefully-closed 4-cm closed tear. £10.00


10237. Cassell: 100 Popular Pictures in Colour Part 23.

London: Cassell & Company n.d. c.1890. 38 by 28.5 cms. illustrated. The four coloured plates are, Titian, Bacchus and Ariadne, George Clausen, A Breton Peasant, John Phillip, The Prison Window, P.H. Calderon, Her Eyes are with her thoughts and they are far away. There are also two lovely full page coloured adverts for C.&C. Ginger Ale and Swan's pens. £15.00


18858. Cassell, John: John Cassell's Art Treasures Exhibition: Containing Engravings of The Principal Masterpieces of The English, Dutch, Flemish, French and German Schools with Biographical Sketches of the Painters.

London: W. Kent and Co., 1858. viii + 512 pp. 26.5 x 19.5 cm. 312 illustrations of woodblock engravings. Gold-blocked brown boards with wear to spine extremities, otherwise good. The book is a-bye product of The Great Manchester Art Treasures Exhibition of 1857. This huge exhibition of fine art was held in Manchester, from 5 May to 17 October 1857. It remains probably the largest art exhibition to be held in the UK, with over 16,000 works on display, and attracted over 1.3 million visitors in the 142 days it was open, many of whom travelled on organised railway excursions. £45.00


18250. Catto, Mike: A School of Design for Belfast 1849-1960.

Belfast: University of Ulster, 2009 96 pp. 25.5 x 19 cm. The early history of the Art College. 83 illustrations. Notes. Bibliography. Silver-blocked black matt card covers. Author-inscribed on half title. This book now appears to be fairly scarce. £35.00


17403. Catto, Mike: Art in Ulster 2 1957 - 1977 with biographies of the artists by Theo Snoddy.

Belfast: Blackstaff Press,1991. Second edition. 190 pp. 23 x 22 cm. Six colour plates, and 102 b&w illustrations. Bibliography. Index. Pictorial glazed card covers. Neat signature on ffep, and purchase details on rear ep. Slight wear. Fair/good condition. £20.00


13817. Catto, Mike: Art in Ulster: 2.

Belfast: Blackstaff Press, 1977. A companion Volume I covered art in the province up to 1957. viii + 190pp. 19 x 21 cm. Eighty-three llustrations, in colour and b&w. Biographical notes, bibliography, and Index. Card covers. In good condition. £10.00


3847. Charmet, Raymond: Planson - La Nature.

Lausanne: International Art Book, nd 64pp, 20.5 x 16.5 cm. 28 lovely mounted coloured plates. Mint, in dw. £15.00


16198. Chesneau, Ernest: The English School of Painting.

London: Cassell & Company, Limited, 1887. Third edition. xliii + 339 + xiv pp. 19.5 x 13 cm. Preface by Professor Ruskin. Translated by L. N. Etherington. One-hundred-and-two illustrations. Index of artists. Gold-, pale-green-, and brown-blocked dark-green front board and spine. Heavily-embossed rear board. Slight wear to boards. The ffep carries a bookplate recording that the book was a First Prize won by F. Johnston for Drawing, in 1891, at Whitgift School, Croydon. The front pastedown carries a magnificent bookplate of the School, gold-blocked on red leather. In very good condition. £25.00


9209. Croft, Amanda: Michael Smith Painter Sculptor.

Belfast: Gormley Gallery Dec. 2007. 28 by 23 cms. 71 pp. illustrated, in card covers, in very good condition. The catalogue of an exhibition of sculpture and paintings held in Belfast Dec. 2007. £10.00


9419. Croft, Richard: The Long View 1960-1993 Drawings from County Down.

Downpatrick: Down Recorder 1993. A5 size, no pagination, ( 30pp.) a one page introduction to black and white sketches by this artist, mostly landscape with some figure studies, thick card covers, in very good condition. £20.00


18409. Crookshank, Anne and The Knight of Glin: The Watercolours of Ireland Works on Paper in Pencil, Pastel and Paint c.1600-1914.

London: Barrie & Jenkins, 1994. 328 pp. 32 x 23 cm. 398 illustrations. Gold-blocked blue boards, in a very good dustwrapper, in a plastic protective sleeve. Small fault to rear endpaper. Unpackaged weight 1,900g. £15.00


14644. Cunningham, Allan: The Lives of the most Eminent British Painters, Sculptors, and Architects.

London: John Murray, 1830. Second edition. 15 by 9.5 cms. In four volumes as part of Murray's Family Library series. Vol I 358 pp. Vol. II 349 pp. Vol. III 367 pp. Vol. IV 352 pp. No plates have ever been bound into these vols though there are other editions catalogued as having plates. In half leather and marbled boards, five panelled spines with two original spine labels to each volume, decorative gilt spine panels, marbled foreedges and endpapers. Boards and spine extremities are a little rubbed and there are odd spots on some prelims but overall bright, tight copies in good condition. £85.00


19531. Curl, James Stevens: Funerary Monuments & Memorials in the Church of Ireland (Anglican ) Cathedral of St. Patrick Armagh.

Whitstable: Historical Publications 2013. 24.5 x 18.5 cm. xxviii+132 pp. extensively illustrated, pictorial card covers, minor shelfwear otherwise in good condition. The Cathedral is rich in monuments and this is the most comprehensive study. £12.00


17414. da Cortona, Pietro: The Anatomical Plates of Pietro da Cortona 27 Baroque Masterpieces.

New York: Dover Publications, Inc.,1986. Dover edition. Unpaginated (34 pp). 31 x 23.5 cm. Introduction by Jeremy M Norman. The work of Pietro da Cortona, 1596 - 1669. Pictorial semi-matt card covers. Ffep inscribed "Leicester 1994", o/w in very good condition. £10.00


20123. Debidour, V. H.: Croix et Calvaires de Bretagne.

Chateaulin: Jos Le Doare 1979. 22 x 17 cm. 80 pp. illustrated, photos D Le Doare, map, softcovers in very good condition. Text entirely in French of course. £10.00


10281. Dickin, Guy: Catalogue of the Acropolis Museum Volume 1 Archaic Sculpture.

Cambridge: at the University Press 1912. vi+291 pp. illustrated with drawings, dark blue cloth spine and grey boards. Boards a little worn at corners otherwise in good condition. This first volume of the catalogue was prepared by the British School of Archaeology at Athens at the request of the Greek Archaeological Authorities. It deals with sculpture of the period before the invasion of Xerxes in 480 BCE. It does not include the terra-cottas or architectural fragments. Scarce. £42.00


19282. Donald, Diana: Followers of Fashion Graphic Satires from the Georgian Period.

London: Hayward Gallery 2002. 84 pp. 22 x 22 cm. Illustrated, softcovers, in very good condition. £20.00


16400. Down County Museum: Down Survey 2011 The Yearbook of Down County Museum Art of Down The Fine Art Collection of Down County Museum.

Downpatrick: Down County Museum, 2011. Down Survey 2011. 181 pp. 29.5 x 21 cm. Eileen Black and M. Lesley Simpson, editors. The Down County Museum's Art Collection, illustrated and analysed. Extensively illustrated, in colour. Pictorial glazed card covers. In mint condition. £20.00


13421. du Maurier, George: Society Pictures drawn by George du Maurier Selected from Punch.

London: Bradbury, Agnew & Co. n.d. c.1890. Volume One, only. 256 pp. 31.5 x 25 cm. Illustrated. Decorative front board with red and gilt stamping. A new spine has been professionally laid, with gilt titling, a.e.g. In very good condition overall. The cartoons are all from the 1870s and 1880s, and are all dated, with 1888 the last date year we found. One of the greatest of 19th century illustrators. £23.00


11501. Duppa, R. and De Quincey, Quatremere: The Lives and Works of Michael Angelo and Raphael.

London: George Bell & Sons, 1876. 474 pp. illustrated with fifteen highly finished engravings. Full leather binding, red, six panelled spine with raised bands and decorative gilt panels, gilt pattern to board edges, gilt ruling around boards with gilt school crest, motto, "Deo Juvenante" and Schola Regia Brvtonensis to front board, marbled endpapers and foreedges, a small area of slight damage to top front board joint with spine, internally bright, tight and clean, a very good copy. Kings School Bruton Somerset founded 1519. £42.00


12990. Ferguson, Bruce W. peggy Gale, Jeffrey Spalding and David Urban.: Will Gorlitz nowhere if not here.

Waterloo Ontario: Wilfred Laurier University Press 2009. 25.5 by 21.5 cms. 105 pp. illustrated soft cover, signed and dated June 19, 2009 by the author on the half title page. Almost as new condition. The book examines the art, background and theoretical concerns of this Canadian artist over the past 25 years. £45.00


9743. Ferrey, Benjamin: Recollections of A. N. Welby Pugin, and his Father, Augustus Pugin; with notices of their works.

London: Edward Stanford 1861. with an appendix by E. Sheridan Purcell. xv+473 pp. illustrated, professionally recased in new maroon cloth boards and spine, new endpapers, intenally it is a tight, bright unmarked copy. The title page and frontispiece bear a small embossed library stamp and written catalogue number, with a couple of small old edge stains, overall a very good copy. £60.00


9087. Fish, Arthur: Great Pictures by Great Painters Selected from the Public Galleries of Great Britain and the Continent.

London: Cassell and Company 1915. Two volumes. 37.5 by 27 cms. 50 pp. each with a further 50 pages each of mounted coloured illustrations, brown boards with blind stamped edge panels and a decorative centre panel, title in gilt. A little scattered foxing in both otherwise very good, all plates are present. £75.00


9835. Foster, Vere: Simple Lessons in Landscape Painting With Full Instructions by an Experienced Master.

London: Blackie & Son no date, c.1890. Part III of the four numbers of Vere Foster's Water Color Drawing Book. 24 by 19 pp. illustrated, including two cold mounted landscapes, "On the Thames" and, "Clovelly". Some light foxing in the text otherwise good, a scarce survivor. The item has been professionally re-sewn. £20.00


14987. Friers, Julian: Gifts of the Desert.

Bangor, Northern Ireland: Morrigan Press, 1999. First edition thus. "This book is a miniature reproduction from an original limited edition of one hundred and fifteen leather bound books." Twenty-nine plates of the artist's desert fauna paintings with corresponding facing plates of Arabic quotations beautifully decorated. Translations in English as appendix, including species identification chart. Pictorial matt card covers. Date neatly written on facing preliminary page, o/w in very good condition. £12.50


2791. Frith, William Powell: John Leech His Life and Work.

London, Richard Bentley and son 1891. In two uniform matching volumes. Vol I is a first and Vol II is a second ed. Vol 1. xiv+268 pp. Vol II. vii+306+48 pp. illustrated. Burgundy cloth with gilt spine titles and gilt device to front boards. The spine of vol II is professionally restored and the gilt title a little faded by comparison with vol I, but they are otherwise in very good condition. An important biography of this great illustrator, with many examples of his work, by another iconic Victorian artist. £40.00


16354. Gauvin, Alexander Bailey, Alister Rider, Matthew P. McKelway: Art in Time A World History of Styles and Movements.

London: Phaidon Press Limited, 2014. 368 pp. 30 x 26 cm. A comprehensive guide to 150 of the most significant styles and movements that have shaped art history. This book describes styles, schools, and movements within the politics and culture in which they arose. A useful guide to styles and movements from the present day to antiquity. This book revives art history, for both the specialist and the general reader coming to the subject with limited knowledge, and it shows that art history is not dead. Profusely illustrated. Glossary. Index. Brown-blocked yellow boards, in dw. As new. Weight 2,700g. £30.00


12437. Gibson, Charles Dana: Everyday People.

New York: R.H. Russell: London: John Lane 1904. 29.5 by 44 cms. n.p. ( 74 ), illustrated with 74 plates on 37 pages, hardback, linen backed spine and decorative front board. Boards showing some shelfwear, edge rubbing and wear to boards, hinges strengthened, despite the boards wear it is internally tight and bright, inscription dated 1897 on ffep. Gibson, 1867-1944, was a significant American graphic artist noted for the creation of, "The Gibson Girl", an iconic, beautiful, independent American woman, at the turn of the 20th century. He was born in Roxbury Mass. and married the sister of Nancy Astor. He worked for Harpers Weekly, Colliers, Scribners etc. Overseas customers should note that this is a large book with increased postage required. £95.00


12090. Gibson, Charles Dana: London as seen by Charles Dana Gibson.

London: John Lane first edition 1898. 29.5 by 44 cms. n.p. ( 64+6 ), illustrated, hardback, linen backed spine and decorative front board. Showing some wear, edge rubbing to boards, a couple of old small light stains to bottom of front board, minor soiling, hinges weakening, internally clean and bright. With a six page publisher's catalogue of illustrated books for country house libraries. Gibson, 1867-1944, was a significant American graphic artist noted for the creation of, "the Gibson Girl", an iconic, beautiful, independent American woman, at the turn of the 20th century. He was born in Roxbury Mass. and married the sister of Nancy Astor. He worked for Harpers Weekly, Colliers, Scribners etc. Overseas customers should note that this is a large book with increased postage required. £95.00


12436. Gibson, Charles Dana: Pictures of People.

New York: R.H. Russell: London: John Lane 1896. 29.5 by 44 cms. n.p. ( 84 ), illustrated with 84 plates on 42 pages, hardback, linen backed spine and decorative front board. Showing a little shelfwear, light edge rubbing to boards, edgewear to some pages, minor soiling internally, hinges strengthened, internally tight and bright, inscription dated 1897 on ffep. Gibson, 1867-1944, was a significant American graphic artist noted for the creation of, "The Gibson Girl", an iconic, beautiful, independent American woman, at the turn of the 20th century. He was born in Roxbury Mass. and married the sister of Nancy Astor. He worked for Harpers Weekly, Colliers, Scribners etc. Overseas customers should note that this is a large book with increased postage required. £95.00


12092. Gibson, Charles Dana: Sketches and Cartoons by C.D. Gibson.

New York: R.H. Russell: London: John Lane 1898. 29.5 by 44 cms. n.p. ( 86 ), illustrated with 86 plates on 43 pages, hardback, green linen backed spine and decorative front board. Showing a little shelfwear, light edge rubbing to boards, the paper on the front board has lifted a little in the middle of the front board, minor soiling internally, hinges strengthened, internally tight and bright. Gibson, 1867-1944, was a significant American graphic artist noted for the creation of, "the Gibson Girl", an iconic, beautiful, independent American woman, at the turn of the 20th century. He was born in Roxbury Mass. and married the sister of Nancy Astor. He worked for Harpers Weekly, Colliers, Scribners etc. Overseas customers should note that this is a large book with increased postage required. £95.00


12554. Gilpin, William: Three Essays: on Picturesque Beauty; on Picturesque Travel; and on Sketching Landscape: to which is added a poem, on Landscape Painting.

London: Printed for R. Blamire in the Strand Second edition 1794. 24 by 15.5 cms. viii+143+iii pp. with six, tinted, acquatints and one other line drawing. In contemporary half calf and marbled boards with a blind stamped decorative pattern along the edge of the calf. The spine strip has been professionally replaced in a matching contemporary calf with a six panelled spine, with gilt ruling and a black and gilt spine label. Gilpin, 1724-1804, was an Anglican Minister. This was a most influential book, not just for artists, but for travellers and poets viewing the natural landscape of the Romantic era. £250.00


19631. Greene, E. A.: Saints and their Symbols A Companion in the Churches and Picture Galleries of Europe.

London: Whittaker & Co. revised edition twenty-seventh impression 1913 15.5 x 12.5 cm. viii+190 pp.illustrated, hardback in good condition. A very useful reference when looking at paintings and sculpture along with church iconography. £10.00


9024. Gullick, Thomas John, assisted by John Timbs.: Painting Popularly Explained; Including...

London: Lockwood & Co., 1864. ... Fresco, Oil, Mosaic, Water-colour, Water-glass, Tempera, Encaustic, Miniature, Painting on Ivory, Vellum, Pottery, Porcelain, Enamel, Glass, &c. with Historical Sketches of the Progress of the Art. Second edition revised and enlarged. x + 336 pp. 16.5 x 10.5 cm. Frontispiece of the Delphic Sibyl. Appendix, including "Coloured Photographic Portraits".. Index. Aeg. Blind-stamped and gold-blocked full polished brown morocco binding, six-panelled spine with raised bands, marbled endpapers,and Edinburgh School of Art bookplate on front pastedown. The crowned VR monogram in the bookplate is gold-blocked on the front board. The boards are rubbed, but the book itself is tight and clean. Originally awarded to David Roberts. Signature of William Keiller. £50.00


17411. Hamilton, Vivien: Joseph Crawhall 1861 - 1913 One of the Glasgow Boys.

London: John Murray (Publishers) Ltd,1990. First edition. xiv + 177 pp. 27.5 x 22 cm. 130 illustrations in colour. Notes. Bibliography. Appendices. Index. Pictorial glazed card covers. Half-title neatly inscribed "Glasgow, April 1996", o/w in very good condition. £10.00


12283. Havers, Alice: A Book of Old Ballads Illustrated by Alice Havers.

London: Hildesheimer & Faulkner, 1890. Unpaginated (41pp). 34.5 x 26 cm. Illustrated by Alice Havers. In heavy bevelled boards with a decorative front cover, now a little faded. Internally there is odd fingering and occasional dustiness. The original gutta-percha binding had perished so the book has been professionally rebound, with a new spine. Condition overall good. Alice Havers, Mrs Frederick Morgan 1850-1890, was born in Norfolk, the daughter of the Manager of the Falkland Islands where she was brought up. In 1870 she returned to England to study at South Kensington, and married in 1872. She exhibited at the Salon, received special mention in 1888, and was patronised by the Queen. £85.00


19537. Hayes, John R, editor, and twelve others: The Genius of Arab Civilisation Source of Renaissance.

Cambridge, Massachusetts: The MIT Press,1978. x + 231 pp. 86 illustrations. Gold-blocked grey boards. Decorative endpapers. Index. Showing a little shelfwear, but otherwise in good condition. In a slightly worn but generally good dustwrapper. £20.00


4865. Herbert Baily, JT, editor: Connoisseur Christmas Annual 1914

London: The Connoisseur, 1914 xxvi + 40 + iii pp, 41 x 28 cm. 13 superb plates in colour and 11 illustrations in black and white. Bound in half leather, gold-blocked title on front board. Sumptuous production. £20.00


6614. Hewitt, John and Snoddy, Theo: Art In Ulster 1.

Belfast: Blackstaff Press, 1977. 200 pp. 19 x 21cm. 6 colour plates, and 64 b&w illustrations. Printed matt card covers. Paintings, drawings, prints and sculpture for the last 400 years, to 1957, with biographies of the artists by Theo Snoddy. A pioneering history of art in Ulster from earliest records to 1957. Includes some 100 brief biographies. No d.w. Mark to front cover, otherwise good. £15.00


17436. Hewitt, John and Theo Snoddy,: Art In Ulster 1.

Belfast: Blackstaff Press, 1991. New edition. viii + 200 pp. 23 x 22 cm. A pioneering history of art in Ulster from earliest records to 1957, including some 100 brief biographies by Theo Snoddy. 94 illustrations in b&w, and 6 colour plates. Bibliography. Index. Pictorial glazed card covers. In very good condition. £15.00


12956. Holland, Margaret: My Winter of Content Under Indian Skies.

Belfast: McCaw Stevenson & Orr 1926. viii+242 pp. illustrated, including six full page coloured illustrations by Irish artist Frank McKelvey. Hardback, no dustwrapper, in very good condition. £11.50


6413. Horne, Alan: The Dictionary of 20th Century British Illustrators.

Woodbridge: The Antique Dealers Collectors' Club reprinted 1999. 28 by 22 cms. 456 pp. Information about 1000 British illustrators, more than 300 black and white, along with 160 full colour illustrations. A companion volume to Simon Houfe's Dictionary of 19th century British book illustrators. It is not only an indispensable reference book but a beautifully produced book in its own right which is always a joy to look through. £23.00


9015. Hubbard, E. Hesketh: On Making and Collecting Etchings

London: The Morland Press: Ringwood: The Print Society Bridge House 1920. A handbook for etchers, students and collectors, written by members of the Print Society and put together and edited by Hubbard, founder of the Print Society. 183 pp. illustrated with 10 plates and other diagrams, blue cloth boards slightly darkened at top and bottom and linen spine with title lable. In very good condition. Covers etching, drypoint, acquatints, soft ground mezzotint, etc and has an excellent bibliography. It would be difficult to find a better book on the subject and this appears to be quite scarce. £45.00


9030. Hueffer, Ford Madox: Hans Holbein The Younger A Critical Monograph.

London: Duckworth & Co. reissued 1914. 87pp. with 32 photogravures, green boardsa little browning here and there otherwise very good. A useful well illustrated monograph. £15.00


15864. Jackson, Radway: The Shorter Dictionary of Artists' Signatures, Including Monograms and Symbols.

London: Foulsham & Co., 1980. First edition. 224 pp. 24.5 x 16 cm. Gold-blocked blue boards. Previous price in biro on ffep, o/w good in a vg dustwrapper. £15.00


16879. Jameson, Mrs: Legends of the Madonna As Represented in the Fine Arts.

London: Longmans Green & Co., 1872. Fifth edition. lxxv+344 pp. 22 x 16 cm. Tissue-guarded frontispiece. Illustrated by 27 etchings and 165 woodcuts. Gold-blocked embossed red boards. Gilt heraldic device to front board. Spine a little faded and minor age wear, otherwise good. An interesting study. £30.00


8584. Jamison, Kenneth: A Personal Selection.

Belfast: Ulster Museum, 1986. Exhibition Catalogue. Ulster Museum Publication Number 257. 32pp. 22.5 x 17.5 cm. Introduction, and sepia prints of eight items in the exhibition, which was the fourth in a series. In pictorial glazed card covers. Near mint. £10.00


14756. Johnston, Penny and Stewart, Anne: Nine into Ten.

Belfast: National Museums Northern Ireland, 2010. First Edition. 36 pp. 19 x 19 cm. A catalogue "Published on the occasion of a special loan agreement between National Museums Northern Ireland and the Government Art Collection in 10 Downing Street, London." Reproductions of paintings by Humbert Craig, Paul Henry, Hubbard, Lavery, McKelvey, Middleton, Russell, Scott, and JB Yeats. Matt black card covers embossed with an image of the door of No 10. The catalogue is secured in a folder, fastened by two magnets. There is a blemish on the front of the folder where a small price label has been removed. £20.00


16828. Johnston, Roy: Roderic O'Conor 1860-1940

London and Belfast: Barbican Art Gallery and the Ulster Museum, 1985. 123 pp. 29.5 x 21 cm. A valuable study, and catalogue of a major exhibition by this major Irish artist. 168 llustrations, many in colour. Pictorial glazed card covers. Very slight edge wear to covers, o/w in good condition. £30.00


20011. Johnston, Roy and Donald Carstairs: All His Own Work Newton Penprase A Documentary Exhibition.

Belfast: Arts Council of Northern Ireland 1977. 20.5 x 20.5 cm.10 pp. 5 illustrations, card covers, in good condition. Penprase was an artist and builder, whose self built house is an important feature in the village of Ballintoy. £10.00


17969. Jones, Sydney R.: Posters & Their Designers.

London: The Studio Ltd, 1924. Edited by Geoffrey Holme. viii + 150 pp. 29 x 20 cm. List of Over 320 illustrations, of which 34 are in colour, from several hundred artists. Half green-leather and cloth binding, gold-blocked spine. Ex-library copy with a library label on the front pastedown. Occasional foxing, and embossed small library stamps on the odd margin. Page 139/140 has been neatly removed. £20.00


15852. Kisdegi-Kirimi, Iren: Still-Lifes in the Hungarian National Gallery.

Budapest: Corvina Press, 1977. 30+72 pp. 23.5 x 21 cm. Thirty-six colour plates. White-blocked tan boards, very good in a very good dustwrapper. £10.00


17320. Klickmann, Flora, editor: Outdoor Pictures.

London: T.S.R., c1915. 104 pp. 28 x 21.5 cm. Six tissue-guarded mounted plates in colour, a coloured title page, and a host of black and white illustrations throughout the text. The text is a series of essays by different authors on subjects like: "The River Rushing to the Sea", "Some West Country Cottages", "The touch of Autumn's Hand", and the like. Black-blocked brown boards, with coloured print mounted on front board. Inscription, dated1922, on ffep. Overall in good condition. Copac list only five copies in the U.K. / Ireland. £20.00


16018. Kvaerne, Per: Singing Songs of the Scottish Heart William McTaggart 1835-1910.

Edinburgh: Atelier Books, 2003. Reprint. 288 pp. 26.5 x 23.5 cm. A beautifully-illustrated study of one of Scotland's most popular and distinctive nineteenth-century artists. 214 illustrations, mostly in colour. Includes, as a loose insert, an errata page. Pictorial glazed card covers. In very good condition. £23.00


19160. Laffan, William: Painting Ireland Topographical Views from Glin Castle.

Tralee: Churchill House Press, 2006. 269 pp. 31 x 27 cm. 179 illustrations. Light blue blocked blue boards, in very good condition. The dustwrapper has a little minor damage. Unpackaged weight 2,100g, so will require extra postage. £42.00


12181. Leech, John: Pictures of Life & Character by John Leech from the collection of Mr Punch.

London: Bradbury, Evans, and Co, c1870. Fourth Series. 96pp. 31.5 x 45 cm. Most pages have six cartoons to the page. Half-leather and pictorial boards. Some staining to boards, and scuffing, but contents clean. £75.00


12180. Leech, John: Pictures of Life & Character by John Leech from the collection of Mr Punch.

London: Bradbury, Evans, and Co, c1860. Second Series. 96pp. 31.5 x 45 cm. Most pages have six cartoons to the page. Half-leather and pictorial boards. Some staining and scuffing to boards, but contents clean. £75.00


19364. Lewis, GH, Explanatory Text: Female Characters of Goethe From the original drawings of William Kaulbach.

London: Trubner & Co, and Munich: Frederick Bruckman. The reverse of the titlepage reads "Munich: F.Straub, Printer to the Royal Academy of Sciences." The 21 sections are each a title page, an engraving, and letterpress: Goethe and the Muse; Lotte; Lili; Iphigenia; Gretchen; Gretchen Mater Dolorosa, Helena; Dorotea and the Emigrants; Hermann and Dolotea; Adelgeid; Leonora; Clarchen, Ottilie; Eckart the Trusty; Mignon; Eugenie; Heulenroeslein; Dora; Frederike; Goethe in Frankfurt; and Goethe in Weimar. The engravings date from 1858 to 1864, and the engravers include: R Stang, JL Raab, A Schuktheiss, EE Schaeffer, E Mandel, H Sachs, F Weber, C Geyer, E Derthinger, G Gilers, and C Preisel. The letterpress is generally one page: occasionally two. The German edition has 22 plates: the first English edition has 21 plates. Goethe 1749 - 1832. Kaulbach, 1805 - 1874, was the Director of the Dusseldorf Academy for 25 years: remembered for large historical paintings. George Henry Lewis 1817 - 1878. 48.5 x 37 cm. Unpackaged weight 3,900g so overseas postage will be expensive. £120.00


17386. Longley, Michael, editor.: Causeway The Arts in Ulster.

Belfast: The Arts Council of Northern Ireland, 1971. 181 pp. 21 x 20 cm. Profusely illustrated. Bibliography. Discography. Pictorial semi-matt cardcovers. Lacking its original glassine dustwrapper, o/w in good condition. £10.00


3752. Lovett, Richard.: Irish Pictures Drawn with Pen and Pencil.

London: The Religious Tract Society, 1888. One of a series of illustrated books of travel. 224 + (8) pp. 28.5 x 19.5 cm. Folding map. Tissue-guarded frontispiece. 133 illustrations from photographs and sketches. Floral endpapers. AEG. Index. Decorative front board with coloured and gilt illustration of the Rock of Cashel. Map repaired with peelable tape. Some foxing. £28.00


17048. MacGregor, Morna: Early Celtic Art in North Britain a study of decorative metalwork from the third century B.C.to the third century A.D. Volume 1 only.

Leicester: Leicester University Press, 1976. (xiv) + 224 pp. 25.5 x 16 cm. 9 figures, 22 maps, and 16 plates. Bibliography. Index. Red-blocked linen-covered boards. The book is in very good condition, no dw. Volume 1 only, of a 2 volume set £15.00


13019. Maclise, Daniel: Shakespeare's Seven Ages etched by E. Goodall after Original Designs.

London: Art-Union of London 1850. 23 by 33.5 cms no pagination, (9) with eight engraved illustrations, light card covers, new cloth spine and endpapers, covers dusty but internally clean and bright. These are eight illustrations by the artist illustrating Shakespeare's verse on the ages of man. Maclise,1806-1870 was born in Cork and became one of the most celebrated painters of the age. He exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1829, becoming a member in 1850. Although he illustrated books for Dickens and others his great historical paintings like those in the new Houses of Parliament are where his fame lay. £50.00


9031. MacWhirter, John: Landscape Painting in Water-Colour

London: Cassell and Company twent-first thousand reprinted Nov. 1918. 18.5 by 25 cms. 63 pp. with 23 examples in colour by the author and an introduction by Edwin Bale R.I. green boards, in very good condition. First published in 1900.The tipped in colour pages are particularly attractive. £15.00


14407. McKay, JG: The Tale of the Cauldron.

Dundee: Malcolm C. MacLeod, 1927. Ancient Legends of the Scottish Gael. 64pp. 20 x 25 cm. "Gaelic and English Arranged by J.C. McKay ". Sixteen paintings by Gordon Brown, R.I. Each of the text pages has the English with the Gaelic under it, and facing a painting. The final seventeen pages are questions and answers based on each of the paintings. The book could be used as a story book, in English or Gaelic, or used as a very attractive teaching aid. Contents are very clean and bright. The boards are showing some wear, with some loss to the picture printed on the front board. £12.00


20044. McLean, Ruari: Victorian Book Design and Colour Printing.

London: Faber and Faber 1963. 222.5 x 14 cm. xvi+182 pp. 8 colour plates, 64 monochrome plates, 9 line illustrations, gold blocked red boards, in very good condition, in a v.g. dustwrapper. Good illustrations £12.00


17880. Melot, Jean-Pierre: James MacKeown "Fenetres Interieures".

Paris: SNAG/ Centrale, 2005. 95 pp. 15.5 x 21.5 cm. 62 illustrations in colour. Pictorial semi-matt boards. Inscribed by the author, and with a loosely-inserted typed and signed letter from him. Text is half in French and half in English. In very good condition. MacKeown is a Northern-Irish artist, living in France. £20.00


14862. Monkhouse, Cosmo: History of the Art Life of Sir Edwin Landseer R.A..

London: Virtue & Co 1877. 168 pp. 36.5 x 27 cm. Illustrated. Recased in dark green cloth with gilt spine title, and new endpapers. This work has been salvaged from Monkhouse's "The Works of Sir Edwin Landseer", where it formed the second, separately paginated, section, almost an independent work. A heavy book, requiring extra postage. £100.00


13014. Monkhouse, W. Cosmo: Masterpieces of English art with sketches of some of the most celebrated painters of the English School from the time of Hogarth to the present day.

London: Bell and Daldy. 1869. 28 by 22 cms. viii+168 pp. illustrated with twenty-six photographs. The photographs are contemporary albumen prints mounted to a border printed page. Artists include, Hogarth, Wilson, Gainsborough, Reynolds, Morland, Copley, Harlow, West, Lawrence, Stothard, Newton, Constable, Wilkie, Calcott, Haydon, Collins, Etty, Turner, Martin, Leslie, Egg, Mulready, Roberts, Eastlake, Stanfield, Phillip. In dark blue sandgrain cloth bevelled boards, with a gilt vignette, within a black and gilt stamped design to front board. rear board blind stamped, the spine is a modern replacement six panelled with gilt decorative panels and title to blend with the boards. A.e.g. Internally tight and clean. Decorative head and tail pieces and decorated capitals,a few pages have some marginal edgewear which does not affect text or pictures. The mounted photographs are interleaved with an essay on each artist and their work. This is the first edition, another was published in 1874. Overall in very good condition. These are 142 year old photographs. Scarce, Copac only shows fewer than six copies in the U.K. £150.00


8155. Muir, Marcie & Holden, Robert: The Fairy World of Ida Rentoul Outhwaite.

London: A. & C. Black 1985. 171 pp. illustrated, illustrated, bookplate on ffep, one tiny tear repaired, on bottom front d.w., otherwise very good, near fine in dustwrapper. She was an illustrator of the Golden Age, born in Melbourne, producing exquisite watercolours and decorative pen and ink drawings. Five of her books were published in fine editions in London in the 1920's but she has since suffered years of neglect. The quality of her work merits re-discovery. This groundbreaking book lists exhibitions and all the books in which her work was printed. This is an enchanting book. £45.00


17157. Murphy, Patrick J: Patrick Tuohy From conversations with his friends.

Dublin: Townhouse, 2004. 206 pp. 25.5 x 20 cm. Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w. Bibliography. Index. Silver-blocked blue boards, in very good condition, in a very good dustwrapper. Tuohy was a fine artist whose work faded from view after his untimely death aged just 36, but there is now renewed public interest in Tuohy. £15.00


17507. Office of Public Works: Iveagh Pictures Edward Cecil Guinness 1st Earl of Iveagh.

Dublin: Office of Public Works, 2009. Published on the occasion of the 2009 exhibition at Farmleigh. 96 pp. 27 x 23 cm. 77 illustrations, in colour. Bibliography. List of exhibited works. Pictorial semi-matt card covers. In very good condition. £15.00


14803. Penley, Aaron: A System of Water Colour Painting, and Windsor & Newton's Catalogue of Colours and Materials.

London: Windsor & Newton, c1900. No 4. Fifty-ninth thousand. 64+62 pp. 18 x 12 cm. Illustrated, two items bound together. Yellow card covers a bit age discoloured showing some wear, shook, fair only, but an interesting item. £23.00


19845. Plunkett, Mrs Joseph, ( Grace Gifford ): "To Hold as Twere".

Dundalk: Tempest Dundalgan Press n.d. 1920. 26 x 19.5 cm. no pagination. This 1920 publication includes 17 caricatures of contemporary Irish notables, including Edward Carson,Countess Markievicz, T.M.Healy, de Valera, Joseph Devlin, Robert Barton, Horace Plunkett, Darrell Figgis, Lady Gregory, John MacCormick, C. Cameron, E. Martin, The Recorder, James Stephens, William Orpen and George Moore. The caricatures are well observed, never cruel and still amusing, Paper covers. The covers were, and are, detached but have been repaired, though there is a small loss to the lower left front. This item is quite scarce. Grace Gifford, 1888-1955, studied with William Orpen in Dublin and at the Slade. Working as a cartoonist, caricaturist, for a woman was unusual. She fell in love with poet Joseph Plunkett and was to be married on Easter Day 1916. Plunkett was otherwise engaged in the Easter Rising, and after capture was sentenced to be shot on the 4th May. He had glandular TB and had only weeks to live as it happened. They were married seven hours before his execution. They were unable to touch, and witnesses were British soldiers with bayonets drawn.Shooting terminally ill Irish poets was hardly the British Empire's finest hour! The book is dedicated,"To a Beloved Memory". It has come to be seen as one of the greatest love stories of our history. £150.00


16003. Praeger, Rosamund: Old Fashioned Verses and Sketches.

Dundalk: W. Tempest Dundalgan Press, 1947. 63 pp. 22.5 x 15 cm. The pencil, crayon and wash drawings were chosen by the publisher from a rough sketch book. One coloured and two monochrome mounted plates, and about twenty sketches, two coloured. Miss Praeger is better-known as a sculptress of almost-mystical children, and plaster plaques, often glazed. Gold-blocked beige binding strip and cream boards, in a dustwrapper. The dustwrapper is a little dusty and with a slightly darkened spine. The spine extremities of the dustwrapper have been professionally strengthened, along with the front corners. It is a delightful book which has become fairly scarce. In good condition. £195.00


19674. Quinterio, Francesco: Maiolica Nell'Architettura Del Rinascimento Italiano 1440-1520.

Firenze: Cantini Editore no date (1990). 22 x 19 cm. 127 pp. illustrated, text in italian, soft covers, owner's name on the ffep otherwise in very good condition. A useful and well illustrated study. £16.00


19316. Reid, Forrest: Illustrators of the Eighteen Sixties An Illustrated Survey of the Work of 58 British Artists

New York: Dover Publications, 1975. Republication of the 1928 edition. xv + 295 pp. 23.5 x 16.5 cm. 91 full-page plates. Pictorial glazed card covers, in good condition. Reid was arguably the most significant novelist from Belfast, and this is his classic study of this great period of book illustration. £12.00


17388. Reid, Gareth: Black Mirror.

Belfast: Ava Gallery, 2007. Catalogue of an exhibition in the Ava Gallery, October - November 2007. 22 pp. 23.5 x 21 cm. Eighteen paintings illustrated in colour. Matt card covers. In very good condition. £10.00


16433. Rice, Adrian and Angela Reid, editors: A Conversation Piece Poetry and Art.

Belfast: The National Museums and Galleries of Northern Ireland, 2002. 158 pp. 24.5 x 16.5 cm. 50 poems based on 50 paintings in the National Museums and Galleries of Northern Ireland, particularly the Ulster Museum, Belfast. Illustrated in colour. Pictorial semi-matt card covers. In very good condition. £15.00


11368. Rowland, Kurt: A History of the Modern Movement Art Architecture Design.

New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold 1973. 26.5 by 21.5 cms.240 pp. illustrated, softcovers, in good condition. A classic study, still useful, though all the illustrations are in monochrome. £15.00


9489. Royal Academy: Royal Academy Pictures 1897.

London: Cassell & Company 1897. 30.5 by 23.5 cms. 197 pp. illustrated, some wear and rubbing /scuffing to boards, some internal fingering, but in overall good condition. Illustrating the one hundred and twenty-ninth exhibition of the Royal Academy, being the Royal Academy Supplement of The Magazine of Art. £20.00


19287. Rudnitzky, Honor: The Careys.

Belfast: Blackstaff Press,1978. 70 pp. 21 x 15 cm. 10 illustrations. Pictorial semi matt card covers. In very good condition. A charming book. J.W. Carey was a leading water colourist and commercial illustrator in Belfast. £10.00


15989. Ruskin, John: The Elements of Drawing in Three Letters to Beginners.

New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1885. Bound with "The Elements of Perspective" and "Aratra Pentelich Six Lectures on the elements of Sculpture". xviii+234+xii+124+xi+181 pp. 20 x 19.5 cm. Individual title pages. Tan boards with black and burgundy titling and decoration. Inner front hinge weak and spine faded, o/w good clean copy. £25.00


16664. Rynne, Etienne, editor: Figures from the Past, Studies on Figurative Art in Christian Ireland in honour of Helen M. Roe.

Dublin: The Glendale Press for The Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland,1987. 328pp. 30.5 x 21.5 cm. Profusely illustrated, with plates, tables, drawings, maps, and charts. Gold-blocked black boards, in unclipped dustwrapper, from which a price label has been removed. Signed by editor on title page, and with an inscription to DDA Simpson, late Professor of Archaeology at Queen's University, Belfast, in Irish, on the ffep. Edge browning to the endpapers. This collection of essays was published by the RSAI on the occasion of Helen Roe's 90th birthday, with 26 members of the society contributing papers to make up one of the most important books on art in the Ireland of St. Patrick and his successors. A bibliography of the entire works of Helen Roe is included. Contributions are: Raftery, Helen Maybury Roe; Prendergast, Opening a Window on the Past; Haworth, The Published Work of Helen M. Roe; Hamlin, Some Northern Sundials and Time-Keeping in the Early Irish Church; Wallace and Timoney, Carrowntemple, Co. Sligo, and Its Inscribed Slabs; Ryan, A Suggested Origin for the Figure Representations on the Derrynaflan Paten; Harbison, The Date of the Crucifixion Slabs from Duvillaun More and Inishkea North, Co. Mayo; Lucas, 'In the Middle of Two Living Things'. Daniel or Christ?; Ó hÉailidhe, The Cross-Base at Old Court, near Bray, Co. Wicklow; Herity, The Context and Date of the High Crosses at Disert Diarmada (Castledermot), Co. Kildare; De Paor, The High Crosses of Tech Theille (Tihilly), Kinnitty, and Related Sculpture; Swan, A Carved Stone Head from Killaspuglonane, Co. Clare; Ó Floinn, Irish Romanesque Crucifix Figures; Rynne, A Pagan Celtic Background for Sheela-na-Gigs?; O'Farrell, The Inishmurray Statue of St. Molaise: a Re-Assessment; Stalley, A Misunderstood Gothic Masterpiece: the Cantwell Effigy at Kilfane, Co. Kilkenny; Fanning, The Pictorial Mosaic Tiles from Baltinglass Abbey, Co. Wicklow; Johnson, An Unusual Amphisbaena in Galway City; Phelan, Irish Sculpture Portraying the Five Wounds of Our Saviour; MacLeod, A Carved Oak Nursing Madonna from Askeaton, Co. Limerick; Bradley, The Ballyhale Madonna and Its Iconography; Manning, A Sheela-na-Gig from Glanworth Castle, Co.Cork; King, Seventeenth Century Effigial Sculpture in the North Meath Area; Ni Shuiliobhain, The Robertstown, Co. Meath, Effigial Grave-Slab: an historical footnote; de hOir, Two Nineteenth-Century Headstones with Early Affinities. £30.00


9022. Salaman, Malcolm C.: The Etchings of Sir Francis Seymour Haden, P.R.E.

London: Halton and Truscott Smith Ltd., 1923. 29.5 by 23.5 cms. vii+35 pp.+96 plates. The reproductions have been made from selected proofs in the famous collection of Dr. Nazeby Harrington, except in a few cases. Surely the standard work. Black bevelled boards, gilt lining, title, and device of a printer at work on front board. There is some wear to the boards, and some loss of gilt lining to front board, £48.00


19523. Shanes, Eric, editor: Turner The Great Watercolours.

London: Royal Academy of Arts, 2001. 252 pp. 29 x 25 cm. With essays by Evelyn Joll, Ian Warrell, and Andrew Wilton. Extensively illustrated. Gold-blocked yellow boards. In very good condition. in a very good dustwrapper. Unpackaged weight 1,650g, so overseas shipping will require extra postage. £65.00


12166. Smith, Stan: Experiment with Watercolours.

London: Quintet Publishing Ltd, 1989. 32 pp. 28 x 22 cm. Glazed illustrated card covers. Profusely illustrated in colour. Discusses materials and techniques. £10.00


19572. Somers, Elaine: Turner R.U.A. A Lifetime of Painting.

Belfast: Elaine Somers Gallery 1997. A Catalogue of an exhibition August - Sept 1997. 22 x 22 cm. 36 pp. illustrated in colour, pictorial card covers, in very good condition. John Turner was a Belfast Artist born 1916. £15.00


17417. Spencer, Stanley: Shipbuilding on the Clyde.

London: Imperial War Museum,1989. Catalogue of an exhibition 1989. Double-sided semi-matt card, 29.5 x 84 cm, folding to A4 size. 8 illustrations, in b&w. In very good condition. £20.00


9487. Spielmann, M. H.: The Magazine of Art November 1902 - April 1903.

London: La Belle Sauvage 1903. 30.5 by 23 cms. 312 pp. illustrated, red boards with gilt titles. In very good condition, all plates appear to be present. Articles include, The Berlin Secession and Curt Stoeving, Charles D. Gibson apostle of American beauty and humour, Lloyd's Registry, Rene Lalique and his work (includes colour plate), How to draw in pen and ink by Harry Furniss, Art sales of 1902, Frank Bramley and his work, J.T. Nettleship animal painter, the work of T.R. Spence designer, decorator, architect, the art of Walter Crane,George Wetherbee, Mr. Frank Brangwyn's Furniture,Thomas Hope McLachlan, Mr. Alfred Fahey, British arts and crafts in 1903, William Strang, Indian art at Delhi, Belgian art today, D.Y Cameron, W.R. Colton, and others. £40.00


16571. Stairs, Susan: Drawing From Memory The Life of Irish Artist Gladys Maccabe.

Dublin: Shorthall-Stairs Publications, 2004. 196 pp. 25 x 17.5 cm. Lovely biography of this much-loved Ulster artist. Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w. Gold-blocked black boards, in very good condition, in a very good pictorial dustwrapper. £25.00


19335. Strickland, WG: A Dictionary of Irish Artists.

Dublin: Irish Academic Press, 1989. Two-volume set, A - K, and L - Z. viii + xvi + 598 pp, xi + 728 pp. 24 x 16 cm. "One hundred and fifty portraits, etc". Gold-blocked blue boards, in very good condition, in very good dustwrappers. Total unpackaged weight 2,500g. £100.00


14063. Symonds, J.A.: Renaissance in Italy The Fine Arts.

London: Smith Elder & Co. 1901. New edition. xvi + 394 + vi pp. 20.5 x 14 cm. Hardback, dark green boards, gilt spine titling, no dw. £15.00


19315. Teahan, John, editor: Irish Decorative Arts 1550-1928.

Dublin: National Museum of Ireland and the Smithsonian Institution Travelling Exhibition Service 1990. 94 pp. 25.5 x 20.5 cm. 81 illustrations. Bibliography. Pictorial glazed card covers. In very good condition. £10.00


19547. The Arts Councils in Ireland: Four Artists From Ireland Quato Artistas da Irlanda.

Dublin:The Arts Councils in Ireland no date. c.1985? 23 x21 cm. n.p. (48pp) 23 illustrations, glazed card covers, in very good condition. The exhibition was in Irelabnd and Brazil.The artists are Anne Carlisle, Felim Egan, Mary Fitzgerald, Ellis O'Connell. Text in English and Portugese. £15.00


12228. The Royal Association for the Promotion of the Fine Arts in Scotland: Six Engravings for the Members of theThe Royal Association for the Promotion of the Fine Arts in Scotland 1863.

The Royal Association for the Promotion of the Fine Arts in Scotland, 1863. 42 x 30 cm. Six steel engraved plates: A Balcony at the Roman Carnival - Robert Herdman, A Highland Loch - Horatio Macculloch, Leaving Home - R.T. Ross, The Port of London - Sam Bough, Remonstrance - Hugh Cameron, and Fra Angelico - Peter Graham, with accompanying text. Engravers are H. Robinson, W. Forrest, R.C. Bell, W. Miller, H. Robinson, J. Le Conte. Disbound, no boards, still sewn, the plates are in bright fresh condition. This could be a suitable subject for a rebinding or as a breaker, the plates are capable of looking very good mounted and framed. it could be rebound with others which we have in this series . £42.00


12064. The Royal Association for the Promotion of the Fine Arts in Scotland: Six Engravings in Illustration of "Guy Mannering."

The Royal Association for the Promotion of the Fine Arts in Scotland, 1866. 42 x 30 cm. Six steel engraved plates. Paintings by John McWhirter, Robert Herdman, J.B. MacDonald, Gourlay Steell, Clark Stanton, and William McTaggart, with accompanying text. Engravers are Wm. Richardson, Lumb Stocks, James Stephenson, John Le Conte, Francis Holl and R.C. Bell. Disbound, no boards, still sewn The plates are in bright fresh condition. This could be a suitable subject for a rebinding or as a breaker as the plates are capable of looking very good mounted and framed. it could be rebound with others which we have in this series. £42.00


12063. The Royal Association for the Promotion of the Fine Arts in Scotland: Six Engravings in Illustration of "The Fair Maid of Perth."

The Royal Association for the Promotion of the Fine Arts in Scotland, 1878. 42 x 30 cm. Six steel engraved plates. Paintings by Robert Herdman, Sam Bough, J.B. MacDonald, George Reid, W.E. Lockhart, and James Doherty, with accompanying text. Engravers are Lumb Stocks, W. Forrest, John Le Conte, John Saddler and Thomas Brown. Disbound, no boards, still sewn. The plates are in bright fresh condition. This could be a suitable subject for a rebinding or as a breaker as the plates are capable of looking very good mounted and framed. It could be rebound with others which we have in this series. £42.00


18229. Thomson, George: Inscribed in Remembrance Gravemarker lettering: form, function, and recording.

Dublin: Wordwell, 2009. 174 pp. 23 x 15 cm. 176 illustrations. Pictorial semi-matt card covers, in very good condition. A very useful study. £18.00


19280. Thornton, Peter: Form & Decoration Innovation in the Decorative Arts 1470 - 1870.

London: Weidenfeld & Nicholson 1998. 28 x 23 cm. 216 pp. 434 plates, softcovers, in very good condition. , A heavy book, overseas postage may require extra shipping. £10.00


17415. Treadwell, Nicholas: Sex Female Occupation Artist.

Denne Hill, Kent: : Nicholas Treadwell Publications,1984. First edition. 96 pp. 28 x 21.5 cm. Work of 17 contemporary women artists. Pictorial glazed card covers. Slight wear to covers, o/w in very good condition. £10.00


20338. Ulster Museum: Andrew Nicholl 1804-1886.

Belfast: The Ulster Museum 1973 Publication no 190. 24pp. 16 monochrome plates.. 29.5 x 21 cm. soft covers. The book is in good condition. A catalogue of the Exhibition with an Introduction and an Appendix listing the remaining watercolours and drawings by Andrew Nicholl in the Ulster Museum collections. Ulster Museum 15th Aug. - 24th September1973. £10.00


18367. Ulster Museum: Andrew Nicholl's Paintings of The Antrim Coast in 1828.

Cushendall: Glens of Antrim Historical Society, 1982. First ediion. 17pp + 20 colour plates + 10pp. 29.5 x 35.5 cm. Andrew Nicholl, 1804-1886. Foreword by John Hewitt. Biographical essay by Martyn Anglesea of the Ulster Museum. Gold-blocked black boards, in dw. The book is in very good condition. The dw is price-clipped, and sun-faded front and back. £75.00


13293. Ulster Museum: Portraits and Prospects British and Irish Drawings and Watercolours from the Collection of the Ulster Museum Belfast.

Belfast: Ulster Museum 1989. 30.5 by 22.5 cms. 199pp. illustrated in colour, stiff card covers, top edge showing a little wear, trace of label on front cover otherwise in good condition. 84 works from a relatively small but rich collection. £23.00


10787. Van Buren, E. Douglas: Archaic Fictile Revetments in Sicily & Magna Graecia.

London: John Murray 1923. 25.5 by 19.5 cms. xx+168+30 pp. There is a library bookplate on the front pastedown, a small letter code on the bottom of the spine and a small oval library stamp on the title page, light foreedge spotting, otherwise in good condition. £25.00


10786. Van Buren, E. Douglas: Greek Fictile Revetments in the Archaic Period.

London: John Murray 1926. 25.5 by 19.5 cms. xx+208+39 pp. There is a library bookplate on the front pastedown, a small letter code on the bottom of the spine and a small oval library stamp on the title page, light foreedge spotting, otherwise in good condition. £35.00


17031. Varagnac, André, and Gabrielle Fabre: L'Art Gaulois.

Paris: Zodiaque, 1956. 327 pp. 23.5 x 17 cm. Blue-blocked tan boards. A chronological approach to art, in sections including sculpture, coins, and metal and ceramics. In a good dustwrapper, in a plain card slipcase. In very good condition. £18.00


11112. Walker, J. Crampton: Irish life and Landscape.

Dublin & Cork The Talbot Press n.d. c. 1926. 28.5 by 22.5 cms. 146 pp. illustrated in monochrome and colour. a selection of Irish artists and their work. Ffep missing, silver coloured boards with green and claret titling. A useful collection not least for giving a clear artist's signature for each of the 67 works. £55.00


13995. Walters, Lettice D'Oyly: The Year's At The Spring an Anthology of Recent Poetry.

London: George G. Harrap & Co. Sept. 1920. 127 pp. 27 x 21 cm. With an introduction by Harold Munro. with 24 full page illustrations by Harry Clarke, along with other illustrations in the text. Hardcover, no dustwrapper, in very good condition, a very nice book. This book represents a burst of creative energy by Harry Clarke, completing 12 colour plates and 12 in black and white, plus decorations from late April to mid June 1920. £250.00


20226. White, H. Leslie: Monuments and their Inscriptions A Practical Guide.

London: The Society of Genealogists reprinted 1978. 21 x 14.5 cm. 64 pp. 6 illustrations, glazed card covers, in very good condition near new. £10.00


3789. Willetts, William: Foundations of Chinese Art from neolithic pottery to modern architecture

London: Thames and Hudson, 1965 456pp, 28 x 23 cm, in torn dw. 322 illustrations and 91 maps and line drawings. £20.00


18226. Wimborne Bookshop: Sven Berlin An Artist and His Work.

Dorset: The Wimborne Bookshop, 1981. No.173 of a limited edition of 750 numbered copies. 36 pp. 24 x 18.5 cm. 16 illustrations. Semi-matt card covers, with the artist's monogram. Bibliography of Berlin's writings. In good condition. Berlin, 1911-1999, was a dancer, painter, sculptor, writer and poet, then one of the last surviving members of the St Ives School in Cornwall. £15.00


8576. Wolf-Gumpold, Kaethe: William Blake. Painter Poet Visionary an Attempt at an Introduction to his Life and Work.

London: Rudolf Steiner Press 1969. 164 pp. illustrated, very good in a rather rubbed dustwrapper. The author sees Blake as "one of the fighters of the spirit". In his life three inseparable elements conspire to form a unity, his life, poetry and art. £15.00


19480. Zarnecki, George: Romanesque Sculpture at Lincoln Cathedral.

Lincold Minster Pamphlets Second Series no 2 1970. 21.5 x 14 cm. 24 pp. 36 plates, card covers, in very good condition. £10.00

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