vii.135pgs. Good to Very Good condition blue cloth hard cover. Gilt lettering and decoration to front and spine. Lettering on spine and edges of cloth somewhat faded, rubbing to cloth at corners. Owner name (Pearl Masterman, February 6, 1934] on front blank, with two of her bookplates on the front endpapers. Frontis and endpaper illustrations depict scenes of set and model building. Illustrations throughout by the author. Scattered throughout text are occasional underlines and brief marginal notations in pencil. Contents: The Reason. I. The Scenewright, II. Considering the Script, III. The Ske... View More...
4to. 312 pgs. Near Fine condition hardcover in Near Fine jacket, clean and unmarked.. Blue cloth with gilt lettering on spine. Dust jacket has a shallow crinkle at top edge. Over 390 color photographs. Begins with "Portrait of an Incorrigible Collector" by Wolf Mankowitz, illustrated by Julie Westbury. Other features include Art at Issue, Art at Auction, Literary Property, Decorative Arts, Precious Objects and Collections. Art at Large features the collection of William Randolph Hearst at San Simeon. Also featured are investigations from the world of art at large, such as the preserva... View More...
Chicago, American School of Correspondence: 1909
Seller ID: 2576
Binding: Cloth Hardcover
150 pgs. Good condition red cloth hardcover. General exterior wear and smudging and spotting, with edge rubbing and a few chips to cloth on back board. Internally Very Good, clean and unmarked. Probably an Ex-Lib of some sort as there is remnant of bookplate torn from front fixed endpaper. No other marks or stamps. A turn of the last century solid informational reference on a now mostly lost art. Illustrated throughout with detailed drawings and tables for properties, conversions and alloy mixtures. Book#2576. View More...
vi.62pgs.Very Good condition hardcover in a fragmented jacket, preserved as intact by a clear archival cover. Published as World War I was winding down, this portaiture, a journal of love letters which are a combination of poignant, endearing and humorous, provides a standpoint of what it was like to be a soldier stationed on the ground in France during WWI. 60 illustrations by Bill Breck bring life to each letter. Book#2582. View More...
8vo. 404 pgs. Fine hardcover in Fine jacket. Grey boards, black cloth spine. Yellow decorative endpapers. Black and white illustrated dustjacket with portrait on front panel. Publishers release slip laid in. By his death in 1898 at the age of 28, Aubrey Beardsley had already become known as "a precocious line artist who redefined the limits of black-and-white art. His erotic, decadent illustrations for Oscar Wilde's 'Salome' and the famous journal 'The Yellow Book' set the tone of his style: by turns shocking, facetious and cruel." For this first full-length biography in over 20 year... View More...
New Castle, DE, U.S.A., Oak Knoll Press: 2000
Seller ID: 2131
Binding: Hard Cover
4to. 336 pgs. Fine hardcover in Fine jacket. Illustrated throughout. Contents: First Appearances of Important Books in the Artist Catalogues. Preface, Introduction: The Pre-Raphaelites and Published Graphic Art in Victorian England, The Artists and Their Works: Illustrations of the Major Pre-Raphaelites (C), The Artists and Their Works: Illustrations of the Pre-Raphaelite Associates (Burton, Collins, Collinson, Deverell, Holiday, Inchbold, Prinsep, Ruskin, Seddon, Smetham, Woolner]The Artists and Their Works: Illustrations in the Pre-Raphaelite Style (Clayton, Crane, DuMaurier, Houghton, Lawso... View More...
Berkeley and Los Angeles, University of California Press: 1942
Seller ID: 1708
Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
xv.414 pgs. Very Good hardcover in Good dust jacket. Book has minimal shelfwear, contents clean and unmarked. Jacket with edge wear and small chips, general smudging to paper, price intact. Chapters: I. The Drama as a Narrative Medium: the varieties of narrative art, drama and fiction, drama and film; II. The Approach to Dramatic Criticism: the process of criticism, the ideal of pure art, the commercial motive, the reforming instinct; III. The Illusion of Reality: identification and detachment, drames and comedies, a classification of plays according to illusion; IV. The Sources of Dramatic Ef... View More...
New York and Cleveland, D. Appleton and Company. Made and printed in Great Britain.: 1926
Seller ID: 748
Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
86 pgs. Very Good hardcover. Green cloth with rubbing to spine edges and corners. Top edge gilt. Gilt decorative border on front board. Made and printed in Great Britain. The decorations to this edition are from woodblocks cut by Maud Reed-Cooper. The original Latin meter is reproduced in English as nearly as the structural differences in the two languages would permit. Books I-IV: Of Crops and Weather. Of Vines and Trees. Of Horses and Cattle, Of Bees. #748. View More...
New Jersey, Rutgers University Press: 1999
Seller ID: 2524
Binding: Hard Cover in Slipcase
xvi.199pgs. Fine hardcover in Fine jacket, clean and unmarked. Edgar-winning Poe biographer John Walsh examines the last days of Edgar Allan Poe. Illustrated with reproductions of correspondence, newspaper articals, photos, portraits, documents, medical records and a map of Baltimore contemporary to Poe's last known whereabouts. Contents: Prologue: The Case Reopened, Enter Poe, Enter the Widow, "We Regret to Learn...", Witness Time, Five Last Days, The Sartain Interval, What Mrs. Smith Knew, Suddenly a Tapping, Epilogue: Exit the Widow, Appendix: The Letters of Elmira Shelton, Notes a... View More...
Three books covering both English and European Church history: A History of the Early Church to A.D. 500, Very Good hardcover in Very Good price-clipped jacket, includes comparative tables and three fold out maps in excellent condition, ix.300pgs, 1963; A History of the Medieval Chuch 590-1500, Good to Very Good hardcover with scattered underlining and notations, owner name on front end paper in Fair to Good dust jacket, price intact but missing a fragment from lower spine, two maps within text. viii.284pgs,1962; A History of the Modern Church From 1500 to the Present Day, Good to Very Good h... View More...