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THE VANISHING MAN: IN PURSUIT OF VELAZQUEZ
Written by Laura Cumming. Illustrated by Diego De Silva Velazquez.
Stock no. 1819122
Published by Chatto & Windus. 1st 2016. Fine condition in a fine dustwrapper.
The captivating and mysterious tale of a Victorian bookseller whose fate was changed forever by the greatest painter of all time. An innovative fusion of detection and biography, this book shows how and why great works of art can affect us, even to the point of mania. Black boards, gilt title to spine. B/w & colour illustrations. ISBN: 9780701188443. SIGNED and dated by the author (no dedication) to title page.
BETWEEN THE ANCIENTS AND THE MODERNS: BAROQUE CULTURE IN RESTORATION ENGLAND
Written by Joseph M. Levine.
Stock no. 1814566
Published by Yale University Press. 1st 1999. Fine condition in a fine dustwrapper.
The quarrel between the ancients and the moderns was an old dispute when it was resumed with special ferocity in the later seventeenth century as writers and artists, their friend and patrons, debated how far to risk the freedom to innovate. Black boards, gilt title to spine. B/w illustrations. ISBN: 0300079141.
VAN DYCK DRAWINGS
Written by Christopher Brown. Illustrated by Anthony Van Dyck.
Stock no. 1814462
Published by Thames and Hudson. 1st 1991. Very good condition in a slightly better than very good dustwrapper.
Published in connection with the exhibition The Drawings of Anthony van Dyck (1991). Large format. Brown cloth boards, gilt title to spine and publisher's vignette to front. B/w and colour illustrations. ISBN: 0500092249. Light page browning throughout. Pictorial dustwrapper is lightly scuffed and has publisher's price-label to rear panel.
Large format. Biography and critical analysis by Julian Gallego. catalogue of works by Jose Gudiol. B/w and colour illustrations. ISBN: 0881681156. Wrapper is edge creased, with 1 inch tear at top edge. Name in ink to half-title page.
An anthology of the Great Masters who treated candlelight, including Georges de La Tour, Godfried Schalcken, and Joseph Wright of Derby. Large format. Yellow cloth boards, brown title block to spine. Colour illustrations throughout. ISBN: 3980328597. Dustwrapper is lightly worn at corners and lightly scuffed.
FLEMISH PAINTING THE AGE OF RUBENS AND VAN DYCK
Written by Leo Van Van Puyvelde; Thierry Van Puyvelde. Illustrated by Anthony Van Dyck; Peter Paul Rubens.
Stock no. 1710913
Published by Weidenfeld and Nicolson. 1970. Very good condition.
Large format. Colour illustrations. 243 pages. ISBN: 0297004115. Tape residue to endpapers.
Card wraps. The Herbert History of Art and Architecture. Colour and b/w photos. ISBN: 1871569044.
Large format. Card wraps. Colour & b/w illustrations. ISBN: 0870993828. Spine a little faded. Some marks to cover edges.
Uncorrected Advance Proof. A dazzling and unconventional biography of the artist. Cardwraps. B/w illustrations. 702 pages. ISBN: 0713993847. Small closed tear to top edge of front cover (no loss). Light creasing to top vertical edge of a few pages of contents. Otherwise contents clean.
CITTA DI TORINO MOSTRA DEL BAROCCO PIEMONTESE (3 VOLUMES)
No author listed.
Stock no. 586198
Published by Citta Di Torino. 1st 1963. Slightly better than very good condition.
Three volumes. Pictorial card wraps. Architettura Scenografia; Mobili E Intagli, Tessuti E Ricami, Maioliche, Porcellane Argenti, Libri E Rilegature Monete E Medaglie; Pittura, Scultura Arazzi. B/w photos. Text in Italian. Covers of volume II are unevenly faded.