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MacGREGOR, A.M.: The Highlanders of Scotland. The complete watercolours commissioned by Queen Victoria from Kenneth MacLeay of her Scottish retainers and clansmen. (Ed. D. Millar). 31 full-page colour plates after KENNETH MACLEAY; 64pp text. Large folio orig. cloth, 1st edit., Haggerston Press, 1986. Very good copy in d.w. (slight nick near head) [ Ref: RGW19562] £45

MacNAB, IAIN: Wood-Engraving. The Student's Art Books. 15 illus. of woodcuts, mostly full-page, other illus. in text; 53pp. small folio orig. cloth, slight marking on covers, Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons, reprint, 1947. [ Ref: RGW18949] £15

MALLETT, D.T.: Supplement to Mallett's Index of Artists. International- Biographical, including Painters, Sculptors, Illustrators, Engravers and Etchers of the Past and the Present Not in the First Volume. xxxviii+319pp. orig. cloth, reprint of First Edition printed in New York, 1935. In d.w. [ Ref: RGW8275] £8

MAN, F.H.: Artists' Lithographs. A World History from Senefelder to the Present Day. 193 illus., some in colour, bibliography, index; 216pp. folio orig. cloth, 1st edit., Studio Vista, 1970. [ Ref: RGW12273] £30

MANCHESTER. ROYAL EXCHANGE GALLERY. PRINTED LETTER from J.L. Millar, explaining he will keep the gallery with his collection open another week. 1865 [ Ref: RGW12290] £10

MANCOFF, D.N.: The Return of King Arthur. The Legend through Victorian Eyes. Colour and black and white illus., index; 176pp. folio orig. cloth, 1st edit., Pavilion Books, 1995. Very good copy in d.w. [ Ref: RGW12855] £10

MANET, JULIE: The Diary of Julie Manet. Translated and edited by Rosalind de Boland Roberts and Jane Roberts. Colour and black and white illus.; 200pp. folio orig. cloth 1st edit., Sotheby's Publications, 1987. Very good copy in d.w. [ Ref: RGW17694] £45

CHARLES W. MARR. fl. 19th Century, Engraver. AUTOGRAPH LETTER Signed, to C. Manby, 1p, Whitehall Wraysbury, 22 August 1850, will not send the proofs to the press until next season, print will sell better next year with the influx of foreigners, "as the tree is more thought of abroad than here", inquiring after Benjamin Webster. [ Ref: RGW12484] £15

MASON, L., LUDMAN, J. & KRAUSS, H.P.: Old Master Print Referemces. A Selected bibliography. x+279pp. orig. red cloth, 1st edit., White Plains, Kraus International Publications, 1986. [ Ref: RGW12315] £50
*Arranged alphabetically by engraver, this work refers the reader to catalogue raisonnes and other works and articles.

[PHIL MAY] CUPPLEDITCH, D.: Phil May. The Artist & His Wit.. Black and white illus.; 128pp. folio orig. cloth, 1st edit., Fortune Press, 1981. In d.w. [ Ref: RGW18586] £8

McKERROW, M.: The Faeds A Biography. Numerous photographic illus., bibliography, catalogue of paintings; xviii+158pp. small 4to orig. cloth, 1st edit., Canongate, 1982. In d.w. ( a little creasing) [ Ref: RGW3771] £34

THOMAS NELSON MacLEAN R.B.A. [1845-1894] Sculptor. AUTOGRAPH LETTER Signed, to Mrs Smiles, 3pp, Trafalgar Studios, Chelsea, 31 March 1883, he returned from Scotland three weeks ago, 'commissions were the cause of my long residence in Aberdeen. I finished the marble bust of Principal Brown' and made a model of Mr John Stewart of Banchory, 'would be delighted to show the model of his bust and any other work to you on Wednesday'. [ Ref: RGW15572] £30
*Principal Brown is presumably Dr David Brown [1803-1897] Principal of Aberdeen Free Church College. John Stewart [1819-1887] was a successful comb manufacturer in Aberdeen who invested in railways and steamships. He purchased the Banchory Devenick estate in 1872. His son, David, a graduate of Aberdeen University married Dr Brown's eldest daughter, which is probably the link between the two commissions. Thomas Nelson MacLean spent most of his working life in London, where he was a frequent exhibitor at the Royal Academy.

McPHAIL, R. & others. The Grouse Artists' Impressions. Colour illus. by Keith Sykes, Simon Gudgeon, Keith Sykes, Ben Hoskyns, Rodger McPhail, and others; 152pp. oblong folio (12in x 11in) orig. cloth, 1st edit., Swan Hill Press, 2007. Fine copy in d.w. [ Ref: RGW14087] £15

[WILLIAM McTAGGART] CAW, J.L.: William McTaggart R.S.A., V.P.E.S.W. A Biography and an Appreciation. Portrait, 48 (of 49) plates, diagram of palette in text, catalogue of pictures, indexes; xiv+302pp. folio orig. green cloth, spine gilt, uncut, spine faded, cloth marked, 1st edit., Glasgow, James Maclehose and Sons, 1917. A clean copy. [ Ref: RGW15141] £50
*James Caw was director of the National Galleries of Scotland. This is still the most comprehensive book on this great Scottish painter.

[THEO MENDEZ] Theo Mendez Paintings May 1998. Exhibition Catalogue. Colour illus.; 56 items. orig. wrappers, 1998. [ Ref: RGW16692] £8

DAVID MESSUM. WORTLEY, LAURA: British Impressionists The Progress of Impressionism 1880-1940 107 items, all illustrated in colour. folio orig. wrappers, a little marking on front cover, Marlow, The Studio, 1987. Very good copy, price list loosely inserted. [ Ref: RGW17411] £15

[LINDEN MILLER] A Few Examples of the Work of Linden Miller. 11 mounted photographs of examples of Miller's commercial artwork, each about 4in x 3in. 8vo orig. floral wrappers, with printed paper label on front cover, [Published by his Agent] W. H. Davey, Lloyds Bank Chambers, Covent Garden, n.d. [1930s]. [ Ref: RGW12599] £20
*Presumably produced by Miller's agent to show prospective clients. No text or title just a printed label on the cover.

MITCHELL, J.: The Wye Tour and its Artists. Numerous colour and black and white plates, catalogue, index; 168pp. folio pictorial wrappers, 1st edit., 2010. [ Ref: RGW18802] £12
*Published as a catalogue to an exhibition at Chepstow Museum, this work looks at the origin and route of the picturesque Wye tour, and the artists who portrayed the views.

MONKHOUSE, COSMO: The Earlier English Water-Colour Painters. 32 plates, index; xiv+270pp. orig. cloth gilt, uncut, slight wear on extremities, 2nd edit., Seeley & Co, 1897. [ Ref: RGW18590] £10

MORDEN, B.C.: Laura Knight. A Life. Colour and black and white illus., index; x+254pp. orig. pictorial boards, 1st edit., 2014. [ Ref: RGW18430] £19
*The long-awaited authorised biography.

[JOHN HAMILTON MORTIMER]. NICOLSON, B.: John Hamilton Mortimer ARA 1740-1779. Exhibition Catalogue. Numerous illus.; 114 items; 56pp. orig. wrappers, Towner Art Gallery, 1968. Very good copy. [ Ref: RGW8978] £10

MUNDAY, J.: E.W Cooke 1811-1880. 170 colour and 320 black and white illus.; 400pp. orig. cloth, 1997. In d.w. [ Ref: RGW12505] £65

JOHN NORTHCOTE NASH C.B.E., R.A. [1893-1977] British Artist. AUTOGRAPH LETTER Signed, 'John', to Elaine Denby, 2pp, Bottengoms Farm, Wormingford, Colchester, SE3, 26 Jan 1976, Minories show went well, BBC filming interview with him about his brother, 'If anything came of your efforts all we need is a good art critic or some "Art Boy" who feels kindly to our work & it would not be too difficult to get at a selection of works of all periods without the need of a vast catalogue', best wishes for recovery from operation. 1976 [ Ref: RGW17842] £45
*John Nash was the younger brother of Paul and like him he was an official war artist. He was a founder member of the London Group.

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF HISTORY. The Graphic Art of Chinese Folklore. Colour illus. of folk prints, text in Chinese and English; 140pp. folio orig. cloth, Taipei, 1977. Very good copy in d.w. in orig. slipcase. [ Ref: RGW18317] £20

NEUE PINAKOTCHEK MUNICH. Neue Pinakothek Katalog der Gemalde und Skulpturen, Colour illus.; 464pp. orig. cloth, Pinakothek-DuMont, 2010. Very good copy. [ Ref: RGW16791] £30

THE NEW ENGLISH ART CLUB. DE LAPERRIERE, C.B. New English Art Club Exhibitors 1886-2001. (Ed. C.B. de Laperriere). 4 vols. 1600pp. orig. cloth, Hilmarton Manor Press, 2002. Fine set in dust-wrappers. [ Ref: RGW8984] £90
*Provides catalogue numbers, titles and prices asked, for all exhibits at the New English Art Club Exhibitions, arranged alphabetically under artists' names.

NIALL, I.: Portrait of a Country Artist. Charles Tunnicliffe R.A. 1901- 1979. Numerous colour and black and white illus., bibliography; 160pp. folio orig. cloth, Book Club Associates, 1980. In faded d.w. [ Ref: RGW3989] £15

[BEN NICHOLSON]. HODIN, J.P.: Ben Nicholson. The Meaning of his Art. 55 plates, 3 in colour; 30pp text. orig. boards, 1st edit., Alec Tiranti, 1957. Very good copy in d.w. with minor tears. [ Ref: RGW14883] £30

[BEN NICHOLSON]. MARLBOROUGH FINE ART. Ben Nicholson. Twelve New Works. June 1967. Introduction by Geoffrey Grigson. 12 colour plates. orig. wrappers, 1967. Very good copy. [ Ref: RGW14886] £7

NORMAN, G.: Biedermeier Painting 1815-1848. Reality Observed in Genre, Portrait and Landscape. 113 illus., with 80 in colour, index; 192pp. 4to orig. cloth, 1st edit., Thames & Hudson, 1987. Very good copy in d.w. [ Ref: RGW17726] £10

[NORWICH SCHOOL] E. BELL. AUTOGRAPH LETTER Signed, 8vo, 2pp, n.p. 29 August 1843, thanking for portraits, "the head of poor Crome is an admirable likeness. . . I consider them both as treasures towards enriching my catalogues.", is looking out things concerning Islington topography "for your friend Mr Upcott", hope I may see you "also my old friend Stark" [ Ref: RGW11632] £15


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