European Art

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The Rape Of Europa

The Rape Of Europa

by Lynn H Nicholas

The Rape of Europa: The Fate of Europe's Treasures in the Third Reich and the Second World War is the title of a book and a subsequent documentary film. The book, by Lynn Nicholas, explores the Nazi plunder of looted art treasures from occupied countries, and the consequences.
The Visconti Hours

The Visconti Hours

by Millard and Edith W Kirsch Meiss

Degenerate Art

Degenerate Art

by Stephanie Barron

Gerhard Richter

Gerhard Richter

by Robert Storr

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner

by Donald E Gordon

Stanley Spencer

Stanley Spencer

by Judith Nesbitt

After Raphael

After Raphael

by Marcia B Hall

Desert Rat Sketch Book

Desert Rat Sketch Book

by Clifford Saber

Last Flowers Of Manet

Last Flowers Of Manet

by Robert Gordon

William Blake

William Blake

by Martin Butlin

Italy

Italy

by Emilio Ambasz Editor

The Sculpture Of Picasso

The Sculpture Of Picasso

by Roland Penrose

Italian Painting

Italian Painting

by Lionello Venturi

Ivon Hitchens

Ivon Hitchens

by Peter Khoroche

The Last Flowers Of Manet

The Last Flowers Of Manet

by Robert Forge, Andrew Gordon

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Italy

by Emilio Ambasz

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Raft Of the Medusa, The

by Albert Alhadeff

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The Visconti Hours, National Library, Florence

by Millard Meiss; Giovannino De' Grassi

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The Last Flowers Of Manet

by Robert and Andrew Forge Gordon

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Great Museums Of The World

by Inc And Arnoldo Mondadori, Editors Newsweek

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Edouard Vuillard

by Guy Cogeval

European Art Books & Ephemera

Giotto

Giotto

by Stubblebine, James

Aubrey Beardsley

Aubrey Beardsley

by Lambirth, Andrew

Victorian Watercolours: From the Art Gallery of New South Wales

Victorian Watercolours: From the Art Gallery of New South Wales

by Raissis, Peter

Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2017. Hardcover. Like New. Factory sealed. 208p. Measures 9.25x11.25 inches. Beautifully illustrated. This book features over eighty artworks by more than seventy artists that represent the glory of British watercolors from the Victorian period. Artists include: Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Edward Burne Jones, George John Pinwell and Myles Birket Foster.
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NZ$84.24NZ$63.18
National Gallery Brochure: A Lasting Legacy--Leaving A Gift to the Nation in Your Will

National Gallery Brochure: A Lasting Legacy--Leaving A Gift to the Nation in Your Will

by MacGregor, Neil

National Gallery London, 2001. Brochure. Very Good. Unmarked. Brochure on cover stock. Eight panels. Printed letter from Neil MacGregor, Director of the National Gallery, on one panel. Sixteen color thumbnails. Measures 8.25x11 inches.
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NZ$36.34NZ$27.25
The Naturalist's Library: Ornithology: Vol. 10 Part II

The Naturalist's Library: Ornithology: Vol. 10 Part II

by Sir William Jardine

Very good copy of one of four volumes on British ornithology from Sir William Jardine's ambitious Victorian series The Naturalist's Library
Birds of Great Britain and Ireland, Part 2, Incessores, written by Sir William Jardine, 33 (of 32) steel plates by James Stewart including portrait of Scottish obstetrician William Smellie engraved by William Lizars
32 finely handcoloured plates bound at rear, including three plates of eggs, frontispiece vignette of a robin bringing food to its young in a nest and... Read more about this item
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NZ$825.85
Patchwork

Patchwork

by Bonetti, Mattia & Garouste, Elisabeth

A very good+ paperback folder (as in image) with 12 as new plates (image_2). Ce catalogue a ete realise pour l'exposition de Mattia Bonetti et Elisabeth Garouste "Patchwork", a la galerie VIA Paris du 7 dec. 1989 au 6 jan. 1990. Il contient douze planches des dessins originaux des artistes, imprimees par Suisse Imprimerie – Paris. This catalog was produced for the exhibition of Mattia Bonetti and Elisabeth Garouste "Patchwork", at the VIA Paris gallery from Dec. 7, 1989 to Jan. 6 1990. It contains... Read more about this item
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NZ$537.84
The Natural History of British Fishes

The Natural History of British Fishes

by Edward Donovan

Very good copy of the first edition of "one of the finest works on fishes."
Complete with 120 beautiful copperplate engravings, drawn, engraved and coloured by the author. Donovan made his drawings from recently caught fish, most while they were still living. The text often describes the location the fish was caught: the ocean sunfish, Mola mola, was "an elegant little specimen caught near the coast of Brighton."
Depicts several endangered species such as the Atlantic bluefin tuna, Thunnus thynnus, and... Read more about this item
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NZ$8,258.50
Les Modes Parisiennes sous le Directoire

Les Modes Parisiennes sous le Directoire

by Francois Claudius Compte-Calix

Very good copy of Compte-Calix's suite of fashion plates of the French Directory era
Complete with all 15 very finely handcoloured fashion plates, 13 belles and two dandies
The women dressed in bonnets and gowns decorated with frills, bows and ribbons, a few Merveilleuses in Roman style robes. The gentlemen, or Royalist Incroyables, in tricorne or top hat, riding coat, gilet, breeches and boots, armed with cudgels.
All the plates drawn by Francois Claudius Compte-Calix, an artist who worked for the... Read more about this item
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NZ$660.68
Il Mvseo Mvssolini (Il Museo Mussolini)

Il Mvseo Mvssolini (Il Museo Mussolini)

by Mustilli, Domenico

Roma, Italia: La Libreria dello Stato, 1939. First Edition . Buckram. Very Good Plus. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Questa non è una edizione bilingue. Testo in italiano solo, non in inglese. Stampato nelle Officine dell'Istituto Poligrafico dello Stato, a Roma, 1938, XVI E.F. [Epoca Fascista, sedicesimo anno]. A cura del Reale Istituto d'Archeologia e Storia dell'Arte sotto gli auspici del Governatorato di Roma. CXXIII tavole. Le pagine portano la filigrana della casa... Read more about this item
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NZ$817.59
The Animal Kingdom: Mammals

The Animal Kingdom: Mammals

by Edward Griffith, Major Charles Hamilton Smith, Edward Pidgeon

Scarce set of all four volumes of The Class Mammalia, being Volumes 1-4 of the whole series
Complete with all 179 handcoloured and 21 uncoloured engravings of mammals and cetaceans mostly by Charles Hamilton Smith, many sketched from live or preserved specimens in European museums and zoological collections.
Ilustrations include over 20 endangered species including the chinchilla, river otter, Malayan tapir, agile gibbon, chimpanzee, lion-tailed macaque, toque macaque, African wild dog, orangutan, tiger,... Read more about this item
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NZ$3,633.74
Hogarth's Graphic Works:  First Complete Edition

Hogarth's Graphic Works: First Complete Edition

by Paulson, Ronald

New Haven, CT: Yale University Press. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Jackets lightly soiled and toned on . the reverse.. 1965. First Printing. Hardcover. Compiled and with a commentary by Ronald Paulson. N Vol 1 Introduction and Catalogue xiv, 351pp / Vol 2 The Engravings xvii, unpaginated. Cream cloth. Endpaper map, abbreviations key, notes, appendices, indexes, and black and white plates. Each print known to have been made or supervised by Hogarth is included, as well as important variant states,... Read more about this item
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NZ$165.17
Caravaggio

Caravaggio

by Gash, John

London: Jupiter Books. 1980. Quarto Size [approx 24cm x 30.5cm]. Near Fine copy in a Very Good dustjacket. DJ now protected in our clear archival purpose-made plastic sleeve. An excellent copy. Neat ownership signature to front free endpaper. DJ very lightly sunned at spine. Illustrated with colour and black & white reproductions. Robust, professional packaging and tracking provided for all parcels. 128 pages. . 1st Edition. Hardback.
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NZ$32.93
Je Suis le Cahier: The Sketchbooks of Picasso.

Je Suis le Cahier: The Sketchbooks of Picasso.

by PICASSO, Pablo. Edited by Arnold Glimcher and Marc Glimcher. Contributions by Claude Picasso, E.A. Carmean, Robert Rosenblum, Theodore Reff, Rosalind Krauss, Sam Hunter, Gert Schiff, & Francoise Gilot

Boston / New York: Atlantic Monthly Press / The Pace Gallery, 1986. First edition / First printing. Red cloth. Fine in fine dust jacket. Reproductions from the sketchbooks of Picasso, including 6 complete sketchbooks.
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NZ$165.17
Edgar Degas

Edgar Degas

by Grappe, Georges

Berlin: Verlagsanstalt für Litteratur und Kunst First edition. Number 76, printed on handmade paper. Signed by author. Published Berlin: Verlagsanstalt für Litteratur und Kunst, nd. Text in German. Folio, 11 1/2" x 14 1/2", 59pp., illustrated Mit 1 Vierfarbentafel, 6 Mattkunstdruckbildern, 54 Tondruckbildern u. 1 Gravüre. Bound in blue leatherette and marbled paper covered boards with gilt titled spine label. Very good. . Hard. Very Good/No Jacket, As Issued. Folio.
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NZ$165.17
Drawings by Mervyn Peake

Drawings by Mervyn Peake

by Peake, Mervyn

"Drawings by Mervyn Peake." [London]: The Grey Walls Press, [1949]. (Introduction by Mervyn Peake). First published in 1949. pp. 11 + 62 b. & w. plates (some with colour). Hardcover, green/grey cloth with black title on spine (corners square, covers pretty clean but for a smudge to front lower corner, spine bumped & bottom a bit frayed, covers bowed outwards, top edge foxed, interior is clean & unmarked, though the paper throughout has darkened). d.w., unclipped (spine darkened, spine chipped some to... Read more about this item
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NZ$217.57
Emilio Payá

Emilio Payá

by Emilio Paya

Emilio Payá by Emilio Paya (Illustrated 2001 Hardcover with Dust Jacket) Rare Art Book
ISBN: 0970881126
Published in 2001 by Decorative Expressions, Inc.; manufactured in Spain. Approximately 13-inches tall, 9-inches wide, and 1-inch high. Dust jacket is significantly creased and wavy along the top of the front cover and also has swirl-marks, faint sunfade, and impressions and wear along the edges. Rear cover has a 1/2 inch tear on the top rear and the plastic is pulled away at the bottom (1-1/2 inch by... Read more about this item
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NZ$495.49
Turner's Rivers, Harbours and Coasts.

Turner's Rivers, Harbours and Coasts.

by Eric Shanes

In the original dust sheet. Blue cloth with silver title on the spine.
Joseph Mallord William Turner RA (23 April 1775 – 19 December 1851), known in his time as William Turner, was an English Romantic painter, printmaker and watercolourist. He is known for his expressive colourisations, imaginative landscapes and turbulent, often violent marine paintings. He left behind more than 550 oil paintings, 2,000 watercolours, and 30,000 works on paper. He was championed by the leading English art critic John... Read more about this item
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NZ$231.53
Plantae Utiliores

Plantae Utiliores

by M.A. Burnett

Very good complete copy of this Victorian classic of medical botany
Botanical illustrations by Mary Ann Burnett, sister of botanist Gilbert Burnett
First edition in four volumes complete with all 260 botanical illustrations drawn and hand-coloured by the artist
Illustrations of useful flowers, fruits, vegetables, herbs, spices, medicinal plants, botanical dyes, mushrooms, etc.
Zincograph plates by Charles Chabot
One of only 316 copies printed for 262 subscribers
Mary Ann Burnett was the sister of Gilbert... Read more about this item
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NZ$11,561.90
London: Prints & Drawings before 1800

London: Prints & Drawings before 1800

by Nurse, Bernard

Bodleian Library, University of Oxford, 2017. Hardcover. Like New/very good. Factory sealed. 232p. Measures 11.25x9.25 inches. This stunning large-format book includes commentary and reproduces over one hundred images from the Gough collection in the Bodleian Libraries, many of which are published here for the first time. Sections: illustrating maps and scenes of the City, Westminster, the Thames, and London’s fashionable environ.
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NZ$84.24NZ$63.18
The British Miscellany

The British Miscellany

by James Sowerby

Very good copy of Sowerby's answer to George Shaw's The Naturalist's Miscellany
Complete with all 76 plates (two folding) finely handcoloured engravings by this prolific artist
Includes "new, rare, or little known animal subjects many not before ascertained to be inhabitants of the British Isles and chiefly in the possession of the author." There are strange parasites that prey on sand bees or sprats, sea urchin, Norway king crab, Sowerby's beaked whale, sea worms and sea fans, a rare narwhal with two... Read more about this item
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NZ$4,129.25
Tagliapietra: A Venetian Glass Maestro.

Tagliapietra: A Venetian Glass Maestro.

by TAGLIAPIETRA, Lino. Edited by Marino Barovier. An Appreciation by Thomas A. Buechner. Essay by Susanne K. Frantz

Dublin: Vitrum / Links for Publishing, 1998. Signed on the half-title page by Lino Tagliapietra. First edition / First printing. Black cloth. Very fine in very fine dust jacket. Rare signed. Ours appears to be the only signed copy online.
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NZ$578.10
The Natural History of British Birds

The Natural History of British Birds

by Edward Donovan

Very good copy of the first edition in five volumes (later expanded to 10) of this classic of British ornithology.
Complete with 124 beautiful copperplate engravings, drawn, engraved and coloured by the author.
British Birds was originally issued in 50 monthly parts with two plates each, and later published in five volumes in five successive years from 1794-1798. The illustrations were based on specimens in Donovan's personal collections of about 400 species. He paid extravagently for rare birds, buying... Read more about this item
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NZ$7,432.65
Barbara Hepworth: A Guide to the Tate Gallery Collection at London and St. Ives, Cornwall

Barbara Hepworth: A Guide to the Tate Gallery Collection at London and St. Ives, Cornwall

by Bowness, Alan; Fraser Jenkins, David

Tate, 1982. Paperback. Very Good. Unmarked text. Previous owner's name inside cover. Sun line on back cover. Illustrated in color and black-and-white. 48p. Measures 8.25 inches square. Barbara Hepworth (1903-1975) was an English artist and sculptor. Her work exemplifies Modernism and in particular modern sculpture. Along with artists such as Ben Nicholson and Naum Gabo, Hepworth was a leading figure in the colony of artists who resided in St Ives during the Second World War.
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NZ$34.69NZ$26.01
Musée d’Histoire Naturelle

Musée d’Histoire Naturelle

by Achille Comte

Very good copy of the 1st edition of this introduction to natural history
Complete with all 50 handcoloured wood-engraved plates printed by F. Chardon
Museum of Natural History; cosmography, geology, zoology, botany
In a beautifully restored French mid-19th century polychrome and gilt pictorial binding by Lenegre
The plates cover a wide range of subject matter. The frontis shows the universe with stars, nebulae and comets, the geology plates show erupting volcanoes and a Swedish iron-ore mine. The... Read more about this item
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NZ$825.85
Brochure: An Eye for Beauty: Collectors and the History of British Watercolor

Brochure: An Eye for Beauty: Collectors and the History of British Watercolor

by Murdoch, John

Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, 2005. Brochure. Very Good. Unmarked. Beautifully illustrated 8-panel gallery brochure for the "An Eye for Beauty: Collectors and the History of British Watercolor" exhibition at the Huntington Library from February 12--May 15, 2005. Artists include Thomas Girtin, Francis Towne, Thomas Shotter, David Cox, and others. Illustrated in color. Measures 7x10 inches folded.
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NZ$44.60NZ$33.45
The Naturalist's Library: Ornithology: Sunbirds

The Naturalist's Library: Ornithology: Sunbirds

by Sir William Jardine

Very good copy of the Sunbirds volume from Sir William Jardine's ambitious Victorian series The Naturalist's Library in a handsome Root and Son binding
Sun Birds, written by Sir William Jardine with 32 steel plates by William Lizars after illustrations by James Stewart including a portrait of ornithologist Francis Willughby
30 finely handcoloured plates bound at rear, frontispiece vignette of two "little nectarine sunbirds" from India
Sir William Jardine (1800-1874) was a Scottish naturalist. He is best... Read more about this item
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NZ$825.85
A Watercolor Journal of Florence

A Watercolor Journal of Florence

by Douglas Lew

2002 hardcover as pictured. Published in Italy, a beautifully printed and bound. Binding is tight, black boards are clean and undamaged. Text is clean and unmarked. Printed on heavy stock, text alternating with watercolors. Dust jacket is rubbed. Would be listed as very good except for two stickers affixed to rear of DJ. Your purchase helps support our small village library. sAR
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NZ$28.08