COOKERY The Arnold Shircliffe Books on Cookery XV_XX Century in many languages, Elizabethan Trenchers, Pamphlets, Mss, Prints, Drawings, Over Twelve Thousand Menus, Also General Literature
New York. Parke-Bernet Galleries. 1954.
8vo., original wrappers. Wrappers a little sunned otherwise a very good copy.Auction catalogue for the renowned Arnold Shircliffe collection of Cookery books.Arnold Shircliffe spent his life…
MACDONALD, Ian. the BLAST furnace.
Whitby, by the author, 2010.
4to. Photo-illustrated boards, pp.64, including 40 duotone plates.
First edition. Ian Macdonald was born in Middlesbrough in 1946. He has been making photographs consistently for some forty years. From 1968 to 1976 he studied a wide range of art disciplines including painting, drawing, printmaking, graphic design and the history of art, at colleges in Middlesbrough, Sheffield and Birmingham.
Ian has previously published three books. Two were in collaboration with his friend the painter Len Tabner, Smith’s Dock Shipbuilders in 1987 and Images of the Tees in 1989. The third book, Eton, was a response to his year as artist-in-residence at Eton College between 2006 and 2007.
He has exhibited widely in this country and abroad and his work has been reproduced in many notable publications including the Sunday Times magazine, the Independent and Life magazine. He was the subject of a ‘Creative Camera’ monograph in 1989. His work is held in many public and private collections including the V&A, the Danish Royal Library, the Navigator Foundation in Boston Massachusetts and MIMA.
One of Ian’s driving forces is his passion for social history and how we as individuals react to the world we find ourselves in. the BLAST furnace is the second in a series of three books, Eton being the first, drawing on Ian’s large archive, exploring and examining specific environments.
For much of the nineteenth and twentieth century the history of Middlesbrough was intimately linked to the manufacture of iron. Indeed by the end of the nineteenth century in excess of one hundred furnaces were operational in the area – only one now remains: the giant Redcar No. 1, one of Europe’s largest furnaces. the BLAST furnace tells something of its story – within the book’s covers Ian has placed the workers at the very centre of the life of the furnace. To achieve these penetrating photographs Ian joined one of the shift teams of workers, sharing the unsociable working hours that characterise 24/7 iron production. He used, almost exclusively, a 4x5 large format still film camera. Ian is very particular about processing his negatives and, importantly, produces all his prints himself in his darkroom at home. The prints are handmade on the finest fibre based papers available and processed to full archival standards. These are original photographs made as the artist conceived them.
In addition ten copies of the BLAST furnace each accompanied with a signed and numbered actual photograph on fibre paper measuring (306 x 243 mm), and preserved in a cloth-bound fall-down-back box, are available.
4to. Photo-illustrated boards, pp.64, including 40 duotone plates.Signed in ink by Ian Macdonald to the title page.First edition. Ian Macdonald was born in Middlesbrough in 1946. He has been…
FUHRING, PETER A Kingdom of Images. French Prints in the Age Of Louis XIV, 1660-1715.
Los Angeles, Getty Publications, 2015.
4to. Grey cloth, pictorial dust jacket; pp. xii, 332, illustrated throughout in colour.First edition. Once considered the golden age of French printmaking, Louis XIV’s reign saw Paris…
GILL, Eric. Sculpture I, Sculpture II, and Woman's Head.
Original mounted wood engraving on Japanese paper from Engravings by Eric Gill, published by Douglas Cleverdon in 1929. 190 x 160 mm.
This from one of eighty copies on Batchelor hand-made paper, containing an extra set of the engravings on Japanese paper.