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The history and development of the picturesque railway line that runs from Llanelli to Shrewsbury with an informative commentary on each station. Green glazed pictorial boards. B/w illustrations in various styles. ISBN: 0863831672. Board corners rubbed & worn. A few grubby marks to boards. Contents clean.
Revised and updated to mark the 250th anniversary of the Hermitage Museum's foundation in 1764. Large format. Black boards, gilt title block to spine. Colour illustrations throughout. ISBN: 9781861543561. Contained in slipcase in almost fine condition, scuffing of surface paper on the inside of the box.
TURNER THE EXTRAORDINARY AND MOMENTOUS TIMES OF J.M.W. TURNER
Written by Franny Moyle.
Stock no. 2132689
Published by Viking. 1st 2016. Fine condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper.
Dark grey boards, gilt title to spine. Colour reproductions of Turner's work included. ISBN: 9780670922697.
Light brown cloth with dark brown titles. 58 pages. A three page foreword by Aldin's daughter, full of b/w sketches of all kinds of dogs. Spine is faded. Page browning. Wrapper is browned to spine with a few grubby marks; a few chips and tears; a little loss to top of spine and couple of corners.
From the Chester Beatty Library Dublin. Albums of paintings and calligraphy assembled during the years 1600-1657 by the emperors Jahangir and Shah Jahan of the Mughal dynasty, serving as a window to understanding the history and culture of this important period of Indian history. Large heavy format. Light blue cloth, gilt title to spine. Colour photos throughout. 500 pages includes index. ISBN: 0883971542. Corners slightly bumped. Wrapper edges rubbed with small closed tear at top of rear panel.
In an effort spanning a decade and undertaken in a distant corner of the world, a team of artists and creative visionaries laboured to bring the unfilmable to the silver screen... Large format. Green pictorial boards. Colour photos and illustrations throughout. 508 pages. ISBN: 9780007544103. This copy would make a wonderful gift.
The first full-length biography of one of the greatest artists of the 20th century. Green cloth spine; red title. Black boards. Colour and b/w photos. 700 pages includes index. ISBN: 0226074056. Edges of boards lightly rubbed. Contents fine. Pictorial dustwrapper is scuffed and faded to spine.
Visual & Media Histories series. Examining interaction of space, tradition, and history to analyse artistic production in Pakistan from the 1950s to recent times. Tracing the evolution of modernism in Pakistan and framing it in a global context in the aftermath of Partition. Matt pictorial boards. Colour illustrations. ISBN: 9781138821095. Base of spine and lower corners bumped. Contents fine. Pictorial dustwrapper is lightly edge-creased and slightly scuffed to rear panel.
THE VANISHING MAN: IN PURSUIT OF VELAZQUEZ
Written by Laura Cumming. Illustrated by Diego De Silva Velazquez.
Stock no. 1819122
Published by Chatto & Windus. 1st 2016. Fine condition in a fine dustwrapper.
The captivating and mysterious tale of a Victorian bookseller whose fate was changed forever by the greatest painter of all time. An innovative fusion of detection and biography, this book shows how and why great works of art can affect us, even to the point of mania. Black boards, gilt title to spine. B/w & colour illustrations. ISBN: 9780701188443. SIGNED and dated by the author (no dedication) to title page.
Laura Cumming on Self-Portraits. Uncovering the intimate truths and the elaborate fictions of self-portraiture, and the lives of those who practice it. Black boards, gilt title to spine. Colour illustrations. 309 pages including index. ISBN: 9780007118434. SIGNED by the author (no dedication) to title page. Pictorial dustwrapper is a little scuffed.
A biography of artist Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571-1610). Red boards, white title to spine. Colour plates. xxviii and 514 pages including index. ISBN: 9780713996746. Second printing. SIGNED by the author (no dedication) to title page.
DE KOONING AN AMERICAN MASTER
Written by Mark Stevens; Annalyn Swan. Illustrated by William De Kooning.
Stock no. 2132506
Published by Alfred A. Knopf. 2004. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.
Blue spine, black title. Pale covers, blind title. American edition. B/w and colour photos and illustrations. The first major biography of de Kooning. ISBN: 1400041759. Heavy bump along top edge of front cover.