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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.
HENDRIK GOLTZIUS 1558-1617: THE COMPLETE ENGRAVINGS AND WOODCUTS (2 VOLUMES)
Written by Walter L. Strauss. Illustrated by Hendrik Goltzius.
Stock no. 1822272
Published by Abaris Books. 1st 1977. Slightly better than very good condition.
Hendrick Goltzius, or Hendrik, was a German-born Dutch printmaker, draftsman, and painter. He was the leading Dutch engraver of the early Baroque period, or Northern Mannerism, lauded for his sophisticated technique, technical mastership and "exuberance" of his compositions (Wikipedia). Large format. 2 volumes. Green cloth boards, gilt titles. B/w illustrations. Boards clean and bright, some minor faint scuffing. Large bookplate to front pastedowns else contents fine.
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. Some fox spots to spine and spine edges. Contents fine. Slipcase is slightly faded at edges and split at edges too.
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.
Black spine, gilt title. Decorated boards. Translated by and with an introduction by Magnusson and Palsson. Woodcuts by Pendrey. An Icelandic saga. Corners slightly rubbed. Blue slipcase has a small patch of surface paper damage to lower edge and a small mark to spine.
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 of book is very slightly browned. Contents fine. Publisher's brown slipcase is very slightly grubby and faded. Bumps to spine edges and splits at top and tail of spine.
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.
Dark brown cloth with gilt title to spine. In its various applications in the arts, to which is now added a chapter on air and gas engines and another devoted to useful rules, tables and memoranda. New Edition, Much Enlarged and Mostly Rewritten. Illustrated with 212 woodcuts. Bumping and wear to spine and corners. Marks to covers; some spotting. Front endpaper is MISSING! Foxing to outer page edges. A few grubby marks.
A rich blend of mystery and excitement involving an Indian tray, a tiger skin and some very powerful hocus-pocus! Purple boards with gilt title to spine. B/w woodcut illustrations. ISBN: 041665830X. Ex-lib. with ink stamps to a couple of pages of prelims. Sticky tape marks to covers and rear endpaper. Wrapper is edge-creased with a few small chips and faded to spine.
Slim format. Grey paper boards with onlay to front board. 44 pages. B/w woodcuts. Reprint. Boards browned. Fading inscription in ink to front pastedown. A few grubby fingermarks to contents.
The mouse that wanted a house of her own. Brown and cream pictorial boards. Green cloth spine. Delightful woodcuts throughout. 7 x 5". 41 pages plus booklist. Green cloth spine faded and foxed but title to spine still bright. Name in ink to front endpaper. Browning to endpapers. Contents clean.
The story of an impertinent lizard and how he lost his tail. Fuschia and green pictorial boards. Delightful woodcuts throughout. 41pp plus booklist. 6.75 x 5". Light rubbing to board edges. Fading to top and tail of cloth spine. Blue pencil crayon scribble to front board. Contents clean. Matching pictorial dustwrapper is edge-worn with a few chips which affect 'Bil' of the title to spine (missing).