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ORIGINS OF EUROPEAN PRINTMAKING: FIFTEENTH-CENTURY WOODCUTS AND THEIR PUBLIC
Written by Peter Parshall; Rainer Schoch; David S. Areford; Richard S. Field; Peter Schmidt.
Stock no. 2139072
Published by The National Gallery Of Art, Washington; Yale University Press. 1st USA 2005. Slightly better than very good condition in a slightly better than very good dustwrapper.
Large format. Dark orange cloth with black title to spine. For the exhibition held in Washington September 4th - November 27th 2005 and in Nuremberg December 14th 2005 - March 19th 2006. Colour & b/w illustrations. ISBN: 0300113390. Some light browning to outer page edges.
MEDIEVAL WOODCUT ILLUSTRATIONS: CITY VIEWS AND DECORATIONS FROM "THE NUREMBURG CHRONICLE"
Written by Carol Belanger Grafton.
Stock no. 2138929
Published by Dover Publications Inc.. Circa 1999. Very good condition.
Large format. Card wraps. Minimal text. ISBN: 0486404587. Spine is faded. Foxing to outer page edges.
ALBRECHT DURER AND HIS LEGACY: THE GRAPHIC WORK OF A RENAISSANCE ARTIST
Written by Giulia Bartrum; et al. Illustrated by Albrecht Durer.
Stock no. 2138863
Published by British Museum Press; Princeton University Press. 1st 2002. Slightly better than very good condition in a slightly better than very good dustwrapper.
Large format, black boards, gilt title to spine. B/w and colour illustrations. Follows the artists' career from his earliest work in the medieval tradition of Martin Schongauer, through to his Italian education in the classical tradition, to his sophisticated development of the woodcut and engraving techniques that changed the history of printmaking. ISBN: 0691114935. Page edges are browned, with some marks. Wrapper is a little edge-creased.
Translated into Modern English by Coghill. Second edition (one volume). Brown leather spine, gilt title. Pale brown cloth boards. B/w woodcuts. Rubbing to spine edges and a split to front edge. A few light marks to textblock else contents clean. Slipcase is lightly marked and faded at edges.
Translated by William Gillis and with the original woodcuts. Blue wove cloth with floral decorations, gilt title to spine. Dark blue endpapers. Top edge blue. Spine is browned; a few foxspots. Page edge browning. Slip case is almost very good - fading to edges with some scuffing; couple of small splits.
Black spine, gilt title. Decorated boards. Translated by and with an introduction by Magnusson and Palsson. Woodcuts by Pendrey. An Icelandic saga. Spine is a bit browned with some wear; small nick to top. Some page browning. Slip case is very good - unevenly browned with a couple of small nicks.
The Book of Common Payer and Administration of the Sacraments and other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church according to the use of the United Church of England and Ireland Together with the Psalter or Psalms of David Pointed at they are to be sung or said in Churches. Ornamented with wood cuts from designs of Albert Durer, Hans Holbein, and others. In imitation of Queen Elizabeth's Book of Christian Prayers. Foreword by Sir Patrick Cormack. Green leather spine with gilt toolings and title, marbled paper sides. B/w woodcuts throughout. Top edge gilt, other edges green. Green ribbon page marker. Contained in a nearly fine slip-case. Some scuff marks along bottom edge.
A story about the last gnomes in Britain, their exploration of the Folly Brook and their search for Cloudberry, their long-lost brother who went up the Folly and never returned... Grey cloth, red titles. Enchanting b/w wood-engravings. 200 pages. (The true first edition, as this book was later published with colour plates). Spine is browned, with red title fading. Bumping to corners and spine. Inscription in ink to front endpaper. Foxing; heaviest to prelims, endpapers and outer page edges; some to page margins. A few other margin marks.
PICTORIAL CHRONICLES OF THE MIGHTY DEEP; OR, THE SEA, ITS SHIPS AND SAILORS
Written by Francis Watt.
Stock no. 1321796
Published by James Sangster and Co.. Circa 1887. Very good condition.
Being a record from the earliest times of our own day of the most remarkable maritime adventures, voyages, discoveries, conflicts, deeds of bravery and danger... Embellished with upwards of 100 excellent woodcuts and a series of colour plates from authentic scenes in Foreign Lands. Spine and corners bumped. Spine faded and slightly rubbed. Name and date in ink to front free-endpaper. Some foxspots to textblock. Tears to lower edges of frontis and tissue-guard.
HOKUSAI: PAINTINGS, DRAWINGS AND WOODCUTS
Written by J. Hillier. Illustrated by Katsushika Hokusai.
Stock no. 1822331
Published by Phaidon. 3rd 1978. Slightly better than very good condition in a slightly better than very good dustwrapper.
Third edition with extended bibliography. Hokusai is one of the few Japanese artists whose appeal is not restricted to those who understand and appreciate the Eastern idiom in painting. This book is one of the most comprehensive and fully illustrated works on Hokusai published in English, the author describes the slow unfolding of the artist's gifts as print designer and book illustrator... Blue boards, gilt title to spine. B/w and colour illustrations. ISBN: 071481833X. A few small marks to lower edge of front board. Light browning to top edge of boards. Text block lightly browned, contents clean. Pictorial dustwrapper is faded to spine and top edges, rear panel lightly scuffed.
THE DREAM OF POLIPHILUS: FAC-SIMILES OF ONE HUNDRED AND SIXTY-EIGHT WOODCUTS
Written by J.W. Appell.
Stock no. 1822080
Published by Department Of Science And Art In Photo-Lithography. 1st thus 1888. Almost very good condition.
Woodcuts in "Poliphili Hypernatomcachia," Venice, 1499. With an introductory notice and descriptions by Appell. Originally published by Aldus in 1499. Large format. White cloth boards, title to front, no title to spine. Boards very grubby and browned. Front joint cracked, rear joint just starting to crack. Large bookplate to front pastedown. Rear hinge split from staple binding. Foxing to text pages and some minor pencil annotations, woodcut pages generally clean if slightly browned.
A Humorous Tale Written Principally by a Lady of Ninety. Brown cloth, gilt vignette & title to front. 22 woodcuts. With new illustrations by Greenaway. Nearly 2" split to cloth at base of spine. Bumping and wear to spine and corners. Browning to endpapers and outer page edges. A few margin marks.