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[ART]. The historic gallery of portraits and paintings; or, biographical review: containing a brief account of the lives of the most celebrated men, in every age and country; and graphic imitations of the finest specimens of the arts; ancient and modern. With remarks, critical and explanatory. London. Printed for Vernor, Hood, and Sharpe, 1807. 8vo. In seven volumes. Unpaginated. Profusely illustrated with over 300 engraved plates. Without one entry and accompanying plate to Vol. V; 'Raphael - The Cartoons'. Handsomely bound by Lubbock of Newcastle in contemporary diced calf, spines richly gilt, marbled edges. A trifle rubbed, slightest of surface loss boards, some light marking. Small marginal paper repair to one leaf of Vol. V, occasional light foxing and offsetting. More > £ 300.00 Antiquates Ref. 13596
[ROYAL ACADEMY OF ARTS]. [17 nineteenth-century catalogues for the annual exhibition of the Royal Academy]. London. William Clowes and Sons, 1837-1879 Quarto. 17 separately issued catalogues for 1837, 1845, 1852, 1853, 1856, 1857, 1858, 1859, 1860, 1861, 1863, 1866, 1868, 1870, 1872, 1873, and 1879 respectively. Stitched, as issued - later publications bound in original publisher's printed paper wrappers. Lightly dust-soiled/spotted/creased, some marginal chipping, very occasional inked annotations/pencilled highlighting, loss to terminal blank leaf of 1853 catalogue, paper repairs to verso of final leaf of catalogue for ... More > £ 500.00 Antiquates Ref. 18349
H[ORNE], J[ohn]. The diversions of an autograph-hunter. London. Elliot Stock, 1894. First edition. 8vo. [6], 106pp. With a frontispiece facsimile of a note signed by Mark Twain, and one further plate of facsimile autographs. Original publisher's green cloth, lettered in gilt. Lightly rubbed. Endpapers browned, inked ownership inscription to recto of FFEP, else internally clean and crisp. More > £ 75.00 Antiquates Ref. 21812
[ROYAL SOCIETY OF ARTS]. A list of contributing members to the society for the encouragement of arts, manufactures, and commerce. Extended to December 31st, 1818. [London]. [Printed by order of the Society], [1819]. (xl) pp.

[Bound with:] A list of contributing members to the society for the encouragement of arts, manufactures, and commerce. Extended to December 31st, 1819. [London]. [Printed by order of the Society], [1820]. (xli) pp, [1].

8vo. Recent tan cloth-backed marbled paper boards, contrasting black calf lettering-piece. Very minor shelf-wear. Leaves lightly browned, very occasional coloured pencil highlighting. More >
£ 75.00 Antiquates Ref. 21625
[LACEMAKING]. [A Portuguese manuscript treatise on pillow-lace]. [s.i.]. [s.n.], [s.d.] Quarto. Manuscript on paper. [50]ff. Illustrated with several hand-drawn diagrams. Contemporary marbled paper wrapper. Extremities chipped, rubbed and marked. Very occasional short marginal tears, else internally clean and crisp.

Incipit: 'Utesilios cabello, e modo de o preparas & Para farer obras de cabello saio precisos diverso utensilios de que vou farer descripcao.'

Explicit: 'Sendo o tecido dos arcos se lhe metlem os moldes que divem seer ... More >
£ 500.00 Antiquates Ref. 14073
HAY, D[avid], R[amsay]. The principles of beauty in colouring systematized. Edinburgh and London. William Blackwood and Sons, 1849. Second edition. Quarto. [8], 72, 8pp. With fourteen plates depicting chromatic wheels and a terminal publisher's advertisement catalogue. Original publisher's black cloth, stamped in gilt and blind. Lightly rubbed, chipping to head of spine. Contemporary inked ownership inscription to FEP, internally clean and crisp. More > £ 300.00 Antiquates Ref. 20408
BERENSON, Bernard. Aesthetics and history in the visual arts. New York. Pantheon, 1948. First edition. 8vo. 260pp. With 24 monochrome photographic illustrations, publisher's advertisement leaflet loosely inserted. Original publisher's grey cloth, pictorial dustwrapper. Minor wear to extremities, slight marking and some chipping and tearing to dustwrapper. Internally immaculate. Presentation copy, inscribed to recto of FFEP; 'Mason Hammond / from Bernard Berenson / October, 1948'. More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 14539
H.M.M.. Two nights on the hills, October, 1863. [s.i.]. [s.n.], 1863. Oblong folio. [20]ff, consisting of a title and 16 leaves (featuring 18 captioned albumen illustrations), with three further terminal blanks. Contemporary half roan, cloth boards, with red morocco lettering-piece to upper board. Worn, with loss to spine, corners. Bookplate of the Oliver Collection to FEP. More > £ 1,250.00 Antiquates Ref. 18360
GUICCIARDINI, Lodovico. [PINKERTON, John?]. Guicciardini's account of the ancient flemish school of painting. Translated from his description of the netherlands, published in italian at antwerp, 1567. With a preface, by the translator. London. Printed for I. Herbert, 1795. Second English edition. Quarto. xv, [1], 36pp. With half-title. Uncut in original paper-backed marbled paper wrappers, with evidence of being disbound from a larger volume, with some loss and stitching to spine. Some browning and spotting internally. More > £ 350.00 Antiquates Ref. 14794
RICKETTS, Charles. Pages on art. London. Constable and Company Ltd., 1913. First edition. 8vo. viii, 265pp, [1]. With a half-title and a photogravure portrait frontispiece. Original publisher's green cloth, tooled in gilt and white, printed paper dustwrapper. Light shelf-wear to extremities, some chipping to dustwrapper edges. Internally clean and crisp. More > £ 125.00 Antiquates Ref. 18648
[WHISTLER, James McNeill]. Mr. whistler's "ten o'clock". London. [Chatto and Windus], 1888. First edition. 29pp, [3].

[Bound with:] WHISTLER, J. A. MacNeill. Whistler v. Ruskin: art & art critics. London. Chatto & Windus, [1878]. Sixth edition. 17pp, [1].

[And:] WHISTLER, James A. McNeill. Wilde v Whistler: an acrimonious correspondence on art between Oscar Wilde and James A McNeill Whistler. London. Privately printed, 1906. First edition. 20pp.

Small quarto. Recent brown cloth-backed drab paper boards, lettered in gilt, original publisher's ... More >
£ 450.00 Antiquates Ref. 18647
[WHISTLER, James McNeill]. The gentle art of making enemies: edited by Sheridan Ford. New York [i.e. Antwerp]. Frederick Stokes & Brother, 1890. First [pirated] edition. 8vo. [6], xi-xviii, [2], 21-256pp, [4]. With a terminal advertisement leaf. Unopened in original publisher's heavy grey paper wrappers, lettered in red, recently expertly recased, housed in recent grey paper slipcase, contrasting black morocco lettering-piece. Slight chipping to head and foot of spine. Internally clean and crisp. More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 18646