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British Water-Colour Art 1804-1904 Covered by the Life of the Royal Society of Painters in Watercolours. A & C Black 20 Shilling Series. 3000 copies printed. Blue cloth with gilt titles to spine and front cover. Red and gilt decorations also to spine and front cover. 60 tissue-guarded colour plates, plus 1 b/w and a folding facsimile of the address. Top edge gilt. Spine is browned with a few chips to top and tail. Damp stain along bottom edge of front cover. Corners are bumped. Inscription in ink to front endpaper. Foxing. Finger mark to plate page 20. Small stain to lower margin plates/pages 178-200. Rear joint is split and VERY FRAGILE - stitching is just about holding on. A reading copy.
WATER-COLOUR GUIDANCE FOR THE STUDENT, THE AMATEUR AND THE OCCASIONAL COLOURIST
Written by J. Hullah Brown. Illustrated by J. Hullah Brown.
Stock no. 2137051
Published by A. & C. Black Ltd.. 1st 1931. Almost very good condition.
Blue cloth with gilt title to spine. 24 colour plates and other b/w illustrations. A & C Black Colour Book. Bumping and wear to spine and corners. Spotting and marks to covers. Top inner margins of pages (next to top of spine) creased. Foxing to outer page edges. A few margin marks. All plates present.
CRUIKSHANK'S WATER COLOURS
Written by Joseph Grego; Charles Dickens; William Harrison Ainsworth; W.H. Maxwell. Illustrated by George Cruikshank.
Stock no. 2137011
Published by A. & C. Black. 1st 1903. Good condition.
Brown cloth with gilt titles; some decorations to covers; top edge gilt. 68 colour plates over the 3 titles included in this book: Oliver Twist by Dickens; The Miser's Daughter by Ainsworth and History of the Irish Rebellion in 1798 and Emmett's Insurrection in 1803 by Maxwell. Covers are badly damp stained; a little to some page margins. Some grubby margin marks. All plates present. Pages 311-314 are edge-browned with some chipping to margins with a little loss. Light foxing. Contents are generally very good.
AUDUBON'S AVIARY: THE ORIGINAL WATERCOLORS FOR THE BIRDS OF AMERICA
Written by Roberta J.M. Olson; Marjorie Shelley; Alexandra Mazzitelli.
Stock no. 2136489
Published by Skira Rizzoli Publications, Inc.; The New-York Historical Society. 1st thus 2012. Fine condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper.
Large format. Blue cloth with white, black and yellow title. This is the Deluxe edition and includes a hand-produced facsimile of an Audubon watercolour (The Tufted Titmouse). Stunning colour illustrations throughout! In colour pictorial slip case. Features the one-and-only set of watercolours that Audubon created as a prototype for the large engraved edition of 'The Birds of America'. All 474 watercolours of the New-York Historical Society are reproduced. ISBN: 9780847839438. Wrapper has some very light edge-creasing. Facsimile reproduction painting is contained in an envelope to front endpaper, which has come unstuck from endpaper. Still excellent. This copy would make a wonderful gift. Slip case is in fine condition. Also contained in original colour cardboard box, which has a couple of dents and some wear.
HARRY FRIER'S TAUNTON
Written by M.H. Jones. Illustrated by Harry Frier.
Stock no. 1823350
Published by Somerset Books. 1st 2002. Nearly fine condition in a slightly better than very good dustwrapper.
The watercolours of Harry Frier epitomise turn-of-the-century Somerset. Working in Taunton from 1883 he recorded street scenes, characters, buildings and views. The author has selected over 125 of the most attractive and important of them. He details Frier's career and life. Oblong format. Blue boards, gilt title to spine. Colour & b/w illustrations. ISBN: 0861834615. Pictorial dustwrapper is lightly scuffed to rear panel.
TURNER'S HUMAN LANDSCAPE
Written by Eric Shanes. Illustrated by J.M.W. Turner; Joseph Mallord William Turner.
Stock no. 1322120
Published by William Heinemann Ltd.. 1st 1990. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.
Green boards, gilt title to spine. 382 pages. A mass of information on the historical and artistic influences on Turner. ISBN: 0434695025. Spine slightly bumped. Price-cut wrapper is just a little creased at top edges.
Large format. Green cloth with gilt titles. With contemporary watercolours by Saez. A bit of fading to cover edges. Inscription in ink to front endpaper. Foxing to outer page edges. Wrapper is price-cut with some foxing, tears and chipping. Tears and chipping and small loss to glassine wrapper over pictorial wrapper.
A Family of Watercolour Painters Patronized by Royalty. Red boards, gilt title to spine. B/w illustrations. ISBN: 0902010115. Creasing to front endpaper. Wrapper is edge-creased with a few small nicks and some grubby and brown marks.
A POCKETFUL OF WATERCOLOURS
Written by Philip Enquist. Illustrated by Philip Enquist.
Stock no. 2130189
Published by Peleus Press. 1st AUSTRALIA 2009. Fine condition in a slightly better than very good dustwrapper.
Square format. Introduction by the artist. Reproductions of his watercolours throughout. ISBN: 9781864702835.
Large format. Black boards, gilt title to spine. Colour illustrations. ISBN: 1873830041. SIGNED by author to title page. Bumping and wear to spine and corners.
BRITISH WATERCOLOURS IN THE VICTORIA AND ALBERT MUSEUM
Written by Lionel Lambourne; Jean Hamilton.
Stock no. 2119858
Published by Sotherby Parke Bernet. 1st 1980. Slightly better than very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.
Large format. B/w and colour illustrations. 455 pages. An illustrated summary catalogue of the National Collection. ISBN: 0856671118. A few light marks to corners. Spine is faded to base. A few marks to outer page edges. Wrapper is faded to spine, with edge-creasing and a few small nicks to corners.
A book for collectors of English Watercolours. Large format. Red cloth boards, gilt title to spine. Colour & b/w plates. ISBN: 0212983695. Corners lightly rubbed, boards nice and bright. Contents clean. Blue dustwrapper is edge-rubbed and lightly worn.