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GERICAULT IN ITALY
Written by Wheelock Whitney. Illustrated by Theordore Gericault.
Stock no. 1815056
Published by Yale University Press. 1st 1997. Fine condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper.

A painter of outstanding originality who was considered one of the founders of the French Romantic School, Theodore Gericault left Paris in late 1816, at the age of twenty-five, and spent the next year in Italy, making an extraordinary series of works in a variety of media. This book discusses and reproduces almost every painting and drawing done by Gericault during this period. Large format. Green boards, gilt title to spine. B/w & colour illustrations. 221 pages including index. ISBN: 0300068034. Very slight fading at gutter edge and top edge of front panel of dustwrapper.

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MAURICE DENIS 1870-1943
Written by Jean-Paul Bouillon; Guy Cogeval; et al. Illustrated by Maurice Denis.
Stock no. 1815054
Published by Snoeck-Ducaju & Zoon. 1st 1994. Nearly fine condition.

Published in conjunction of the exhibition which ran from 1994-1995. Large format. Pictorial cardwraps. Colour & b/w illustrations. 375 pages including index. ISBN: 9053491309.

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ALCHEMY: THE MEDIEVAL ALCHEMISTS AND THEIR ROYAL ART
Written by Johannes Fabricius.
Stock no. 1815053
Published by Diamond Books. 1st thus 1994. Slightly better than very good condition.

A spectacular account of the 'work' of the medieval alchemists. Besides being the founders of modern chemistry, the alchemists developed a symbolic kind of chemistry aimed at producing the gold of mystical illumination. This religious search, which was probably supported by the alchemists' synthesis of various hallucinogenic drugs, resulted in a mystical system for man's salvation of his soul and ultimate reunion with his divine source. Large format. Pictorial cardwraps. B/w illustrations throughout. 248 pages including index. ISBN: 0261665456.

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THE BASILICA OF ST FRANCIS OF ASSISI: THE FRESCOES BY GIOTTO, HIS PRECURSORS AND FOLLOWERS
Written by Elvio Lunghi. Illustrated by Giotto.
Stock no. 1815052
Published by Thames and Hudson. 1st 1996. Nearly fine condition.

Recounting the fascinating history of the basilica and analysing the frescoes themselves. Large format. Pictorial cardwraps. Colour illustrations. 191 pages including index. ISBN: 0500278342. Pale foxing to top edges of title page and rear endpaper. Light scuffing to rear cover.

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DEGAS AND THE DANCE
Written by Jill Devonyar; Richard Kendall. Illustrated by Edgar Degas.
Stock no. 1815051
Published by Harry N. Abrams, Inc.. 1st 2002. Fine condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper.

Published in conjunction with the exhibition of the same name running from 2002-2003. A study of Degas' ballet work in its historical context. Large format. Burgundy cloth boards, gilt title to spine and blind title to front. Colour & b/w illustrations. 303 pages including index. ISBN: 0810932822.

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THE MARCHESA CASATI: PORTRAITS OF A MUSE
Written by Scot D. Ryersson; Michael Orlando Yaccarino.
Stock no. 1815050
Published by Abrams. Circa 2009. Nearly fine condition in a slightly better than very good dustwrapper.

During the first half of the twentieth century, the marchesa Luisa Casati (1881-1957) was Europe's most notorious celebrity. This book is a visual biography, telling Casati's captivating life story alongside the art and designs she has inspired. Large format. Black glazed boards with gold title to spine and vignette of two big cats to front. Gold floral endpapers. Colour & b/w illustrations. ISBN: 9780810948150. 2nd printing. Pictorial dustwrapper has a few minor marks.

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RENAISSANCE RIVALS: MICHELANGELO, LEONARDO, RAPHAEL, TITIAN
Written by Rona Goffen.
Stock no. 1815049
Published by Yale University Press. 1st 2002. Fine condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper.

This enthralling book views the lives and greatest works of Michelangelo, Leonardo, Raphael, and Titian through the prism of their ardent rivalry. Black boards, gilt title to spine. Red endpapers. 521 pages including index. ISBN: 0300094345.

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THE RAF AIR SEA RESCUE SERVICE 1918-1986
Written by Jonathan Sutherland; Diane Canwell.
Stock no. 1815048
Published by Pen & Sword Aviation. 1st 2005. Fine condition in a fine dustwrapper.

During World War II the RAF Air Sea Rescue Service were the saviours of over 13000 aircrew. In addition it rescued hundreds of victims from ships that had been struck by mines or sunk by torpedo attack. This book looks at the steady development of the various high-speed boats that were required, the communications between sea, air and land bases, and the requirement to arm the vessels for defence against air and sea attack. Black boards, gilt title to spine. B/w photos. ISBN: 1844151557.

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THE REIGN OF STEPHEN 1135-54: ANARCHY IN ENGLAND
Written by H.A. Cronne.
Stock no. 1815047
Published by Weidenfeld and Nicolson. 1st 1970. Slightly better than very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

An examination of the social history and the history of government and administration in Stephen's reign. Red cloth boards, gilt title to spine. 313 pages including index. ISBN: 0297000152. Light shelf wear to top & tail of spine. Text block a little dusty. Contents clean. Pictorial dustwrapper is a little faded to spine, a little grubby and has a small closed tear to top rear edge.

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ART AND ARCHITECTURE IN FRANCE 1500-1700
Written by A. Blunt.
Stock no. 1815046
Published by Penguin Books. 4th 1980. Slightly better than very good condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper.

4th Edition. From the successive French invasions of Italy to the declining years of the 'Sun King' Anthony Blunt surveys in this volume the architecture, painting and sculpture of two centuries in which France seized the lead in Europe and Paris replaced Rome as the artistic capital. The Pelican History of Art series. Black boards, gilt title to spine. B/w photos. ISBN: 0140560041. Light page edge browning. Light scuffing to pictorial dustwrapper.

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DIONYSIUS I OF SYRACUSE AND GREEK TYRANNY
Written by L.J. Sanders.
Stock no. 1815045
Published by Croom Helm. 1st 1987. Nearly fine condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper.

Dionysius I appears in history as a tyrant in the worst, modern sense of the word. Yes, according to ancient testimony, was deeply concerned with the establishment of a just regime and to whom Plato turned in his endeavours to found an ideal Republic on earth. This book argues that the hostile picture of Dionysius is basically Athenian, deriving from Athenian political circles engaged in propaganda aimed at tarnishing the tyrant's reputation. Purple boards, gilt title to spine. ISBN: 0709954034. Top edge of text block a little grubby. Dustwrapper lightly scuffed.

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THE ARCHITECTURE OF ANCIENT GREECE: AN ACCOUNT OF ITS HISTORIC DEVELOPMENT
Written by William Bell Dinsmoor.
Stock no. 1815043
Published by B.T. Batsford Ltd.. 3rd 1950. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

Third Edition revised and enlarged based on the first part of The Architecture of Greece and Rome by W.J. Anderson and R.P. Spiers. Blue boards, gilt title to spine. B/w plates and illustrations. xxiv and 424 pages including index. Some foxing to spine. Text block a little browned. Blue dustwrapper is edge-worn, repaired with clear tape, light foxspots and browned at spine.

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