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JOHN ADAMS-ACTON [1830Ð1910] Sculptor. AUTOGRAPH LETTER Signed, to Mr Hall., 2pp, with initials in gold at head, 103 Marylebone Road, London. obliged for criticism 'on the subject of the "Angel of the Resurrection" which I find quite correct. Mr Rolfs will alter it & when you see it again I hope it will be all that can be desired'. Regards to Mrs Hall and thanks for poetry. conjugate leaf pasted on album leaf, vertical cut affecting 'A' of Adams, 8 Dec 1876. [ Ref: RGW15592] £35
*The marble sculpture 'The Angel of the Resurrection' is in the Congregational Church in Saltaire near Bradford. Saltaire was built as a model industrial town by Sir Titus Salt and the sculpture is in his mausoleum.

ANSELMI, LUCIA CONTINI: Laevia Pagine per piano forte. Op. 7. Decorations printed in colours and gold. folio (14in x 10in) orig. colour-printed wrappers, some wear, some creases and tears, Printed 'La Litotecnica' Dosso di Dergano, Milan, 1912. INSCRIBED BY COMPOSER. 'Ill illustre Mo Compositoire, geniale, e profondo musicista, Signor M. Esposito offre con rispetto Lucia Contini Anselini 12 Giugno 1912' [ Ref: RGW15605] £20
*Lucia Contini Anselmi [b. 1876] was an Italian pianist and composer. An interesting example of Italian colour printing with the pages printed to resemble vellum.

APPLEYARD, R., FARGHER, B. & RADFORD, R.: S.T. Gill The South Australian Years 1839-1852. Colour and black and white illus., catalogue, facsimiles of signatures; 115 items; viii+120pp. oblong folio orig. pictorial wrappers, Adelaide, Art Gallery of South Australia, 1986. [ Ref: RGW18574] £10

ARCHER. W.G.: Indian Paintings in the Punjab Hills. Victoria and Albert Museum. Colour frontispiece and 70 black and white illus., indexes; 98pp. orig. wrappers, 1st edit., H.M.S.O., 1952. [ Ref: RGW17738] £10

ARCHIBALD, E.H.H.: The Dictionary of Sea Painters. 28colour and 695 black and white illus.; 208pp text. 4to orig. cloth, 1st edit., Antique Collectors' Club, 1980. In d.w. [ Ref: RGW18577] £15

ARNOULD, A. & MASSING, J.M.: Splendours of Flanders. Late Medieval Art in Cambridge Collections. Colour and black and white illus., catalogue; 101 items; xiv+240pp. folio orig. pictorial wrappers, Cambridge University Press, 1993. [ Ref: RGW18584] £10
*Published to accompany an exhibition at the Fitzwilliam Museum.

ART UNION OF GREAT BRITAIN. MANCHESTER. [List of Paintings] to be included in Prize Draw at Oxford Street, 31 December, 1864. 4pp 8vo, folded as issued, small repairs, 1864. [ Ref: RGW12287] £10
*Records titles of pictures and names of artists that were to be included in draw for a shilling ticket.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM. CASLEY, C., HARRISON, C., & WHITELEY, J.: The Ashmolean Museum Complete Illustrated Catalogue of Paintings. Colour and black and white illus. index; xxx+335pp. folio orig. pictorial wrappers, 1st edit., Oxford, 2004. [ Ref: RGW16771] £15

[ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM, OXFORD] BAILEY, C.J.: Catalogue of the Collection of the Drawings. Volume V. German Nineteenth-Century Drawings. Indexes; 161 items, all illustrated; xxii+192pp orig. cloth, 1st edit., Oxford University Press, 1987. Very good copy in d.w. [ Ref: RGW12348] £30

AYRES, J.: English Naive Painting 1750-1900. 151 illus, 48 in colour, index; 168pp; library stamp on reverse of title. folio orig. cloth, 1st edit., 1980. Very copy in d.w. [ Ref: RGW17274] £10

FREDERICK BARNARD [1846-1896] Artist and Cartoonist. AUTOGRAPH LETTER Signed, to Mr Hecht, 1p, n.p., n.d., a little spotting. Sold with a small oval photograph of the artist. [ Ref: RGW9838] £30
*The recipient is presumably Eduard Hecht [1832-1887], the composer. This is an amusing letter based on puns of the numbers from one to ten.

FREDERICK BARNARD [1846-1896] Artist and Cartoonist. AUTOGRAPH LETTER Signed, to C. Watkins, 1p, 13 May 1870, returning the portrait of Waterlow. [ Ref: RGW9839] £20

BARON, W.: The Camden Town Group. 8 colour and 148 black and white plates, text illus., map, checklist of oils in public collections, indexes; xii+405pp; pages creased on bottom corner. folio orig. cloth, some wear on spine, 1st edit., Scolar Press, 1979 Very good copy in worn d.w. [ Ref: RGW15140] £30

BASKETT, J. & SNELGROVE, D.: English Drawings and Watercolors 1550-1850 in the Collection of Mr and Mrs Paul Mellon. 150 items, all illustrated, some in colour, index; 110pp text. folio orig. cloth gilt, New York, Pierpont Morgan Library, 1972. [ Ref: RGW16758] £15

BEATTIE, S.: The Burghers of Calais in London. The history of the purchase and siting of Rodin's monument 1911-56. Illus.; 16pp; corner creased on some leaves. orig. wrappers, Arts Council, 1987. [ Ref: RGW17357] £8

SIR GEORGE BEAUMONT. NATIONAL GALLERY. 'Noble and Patriotic' The Beaumont Gift 1828. Exhibition catalogue. 16 items, all illustrated. 64pp. orig. wrappers, 1988. [ Ref: RGW16973] £8

BECKER, FELIX: Fifty Drawings by Old Masters in Private Collections. 50 colour plates, 16pp catalogue. contained in orig. large portfolio ( 18.25 x 13.5in) half vellum gilt, some marking on covers, Leipzig, B. Tauchnitz, 1922. Scarce. [ Ref: RGW19160] £50
*A useful record of these drawings which are beautifully reproduced.

BELL, G.: Francis Nicholson Lithographs and Engravings of Georgian Britain. 180 plates and other illus., index; vi+262pp. paperback, 1st edit., Blackthorn Press, 2012. [ Ref: RGW19399] £24
*A study of one of the pioneering artists in the use of lithography.

BELL, G., COULSON, C & DIXON, J.: Francis Nicholson (1753-1844) Painter, Printmaker and Drawing Master. Numerous illus., some in colour, appendices, index; x+162pp. paperback, 1st edit., Blackthorn Press, 2012. [ Ref: RGW19400] £14
*Francis Nicholson was a fine early water colour painter.

BELL, M.: Edward Burne-Jones. A Record and Review. Numerous illus., mostly full-page, appendices, index; xii+151pp. orig. cloth, slight wear on extremities, G. Bell and Sons, 1910. [ Ref: RGW14876] £15

STEFANO DELLA BELLA . CHRISTIE'S. A Collection of Drawings by Stefano della Bella. 18 March 1975. 49 plates; 82 lots; 40pp. orig. wrappers, 1975 [ Ref: RGW19210] £20

LORD CHARLES BENTINCK [1780-1826] Brother of the 4th Duke of Portland. AUTOGRAPH LETTER Signed, to Mr Scott, 1p, with conjugate leaf., Cholmondley House, 22 July 1814, Lady Cholmondley does not object to alterations in the figure of the Savage in the picture. [ Ref: RGW9982] £20

PAUL ALBERT BESNARD, [1849-1934] French Artist. AUTOGRAPH LETTER Signed, in French, to Blanche Marchesi, 1p, 17 rue Guillaume Tell, Paris, 18 June 1902, arranging a visit to his studio. [ Ref: RGW9993] £50

BEWICK, THOMAS: Thomas Bewick. My Life with an introduction by Ian Bain. Colour and black and white illus. by Bewick; 192pp. orig. cloth-backed boards gilt, Folio Society, 1981. Very good copy in tissue d.w. [ Ref: RGW13893] £5

BIGGS, J.R.: The Craft of the Pen. Illus.; 64pp. orig. cloth, 1st edit., Blandford Press, 1961. Very good copy in d.w. [ Ref: RGW14531] £8
*Excellent handbook for calligraphy with diagrams on how to write each letter..

BINYON, L. & SEXTON, J.J. O'BRIEN: Japanese Colour Prints. 16 fine colour plates, in mounts. Ernest Benn, 1923. Loose in rather worn orig. buckram-backed portfolio, numbered '96'. [ Ref: RGW19114] £40
*This is the extra set of colour plates, which accompanied the limited edition of 100 copies of the original edition.

BISANZ, H,: Vienna 1900. Colour and black and white illus., index; 136pp. folio orig. cloth, 1st edit., Artline Editions, 1990. Very good copy in d.w. [ Ref: RGW17727] £10

[BLAKE, WILLIAM]. WILSON, M: The Life of Wiliam Blake. 6 plates, index; xvii+425pp. orig. cloth, Revised edit., R. Hart-Davis, 1948. In d.w. [ Ref: RGW6706] £10

[GEORGE HENRY BOUGHTON R.A. 1833-1905] Artist. TYPESCRIPT COPY of poem "My Little Gems, Four", Inscribed to Boughton and signed by Author, F.G. van Vliet and dated at New York 1 March 1897. 6 sheets, folio, bound by yellow ribbon [ Ref: RGW11625] £15
*A covering sheet explains that when a young man, the artist, then living in America, painted the pictures described in the poem for van Vliet.

SIR WILLIAM BOXALL, R.A. [1826-1897] Portrait Painter and Director of the National Gallery. AUTOGRAPH LETTER, third person, to Mrs Hill, 1p, 14 Welbeck St, n.d. [?1850s] accepting her invitation. [ Ref: RGW9950] £10

BRIGHTON MUSEUM. Art Nouveau. The Collection of Martin Battersby. 19 black and white plates.; 239 items. orig. wrappers, 1964. Addenda list inserted. [ Ref: RGW12677] £10

BRITISH MUSEUM PUBLICATIONS. French Landscape Drawings and Sketches of the Eighteenth Century. Catalogue of a Loan Exhibitions from the Louvre and other French Museums. 68 illus., 8 in colour; 155 items; 152pp. orig. pictorial wrappers, 1st edit., 1977. [ Ref: RGW1808] £5

BROOK-HART, DENYS: British 19th Century Marine Painting. An Historical Survey. 240 plates, 30 in colour, index of artists; 368pp. 4to orig. cloth, 1st edit., Antique Collectors' Club, 1974. Very good copy in d.w. SIGNED BY AUTHOR, [ Ref: RGW14745] £15

[CHARLES BROOKING]. JOEL, D.: Charles Brooking [1725-1759] and the 18th Century British Marine Painters. 142 colour and 193 black and white illus.; 208pp. 4to orig. cloth, 1st edit. 2003. Mint in d.w. [ Ref: RGW11697] £20
*Contains a catalogue raisonne of his paintings as well as a listing of his drawings and engravings.

BRYANT, M. Dictionary of Twentieth-Century British Cartoonists and Caricaturists. 70 black and white illus.; 224pp. orig. cloth, 1st edit., 2000. In d.w. [ Ref: RGW10018] £40

BRYANT, M. & HENEAGE, S.: Dictionary of British Cartoonists and Caricaturists, 1730-1980. 150 black and white illus.; 250pp. 4to orig. cloth, 1st edit., 1994. In d.w. [ Ref: RGW10019] £40

JOHN BALDWIN BUCKSTONE [1802-1879] Actor, Playwright and Theatre Manager AUTOGRAPH LETTER Signed, to William Telbin [1813-1873], 4pp, Sydenham, 9 January 1868, sympathise in recent domestic affliction, questioning terms for painting Drop scene, meet at Theatre, his boys playing noisily at 'Valentine and Orson'. some slight splits on folds, marking to the outside pages, 1868 [ Ref: RGW17971] £65
*From 1853-1876 Buckstone was the manager of the Haymarket Theatre. Apparently the act drop Telbin was to paint was for 'Tasso in Venice' This letter is quoted by William Telbin Junior in a manuscript memoir of the family now in the V. & A. Art Library.

BURCKHARDT, T.: Art of Islam Language and Meaning. 186 colour illus., other figures in text; xvi+204pp. folio orig. cloth, 1st edit., World of Islam Festival, 1976. Very good copy in slightly frayed d.w. [ Ref: RGW11768] £25

BURKHARDT, HELLMUTH: Aktstudien 89 Ausgewahlte Meisterfotos. 89 photographic plates of nudes; 115pp. orig. cloth-backed boards, rubbed on extremities, 1st edit., Fotokinoverlag, [1965]. [ Ref: RGW14497] £10

BURY, A.: Shadow of Eros. A Biographical and Critical Study of the Life and Worksof Sir Alfred Gilbert. 45 black and white plates, other illus. in text, endpaper designed by Biro; index; iv+112pp. 4to orig. full brown morocco gilt, uncut, 1st edit., Dropmore Press, 1952. One of only 300 copies, on hand-made paper, this copy is No. 29 of only 53 SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR and specially bound. [ Ref: RGW18582] £55


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