COOKERY The Arnold Shircliffe Books on Cookery…

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.

£48

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…

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BARNARD, Frank. Picturesque Life in Shetland.

BARNARD, Frank. Picturesque Life in Shetland.

Sandwick: Thuleprint Ltd, 1975.

£50

Portfolio containing six b&w prints, 12x9.5 inches, ready for framing with self-adhesive labels, and booklet; portfolio a little bumped to edges, very good.Reprint of the sought-after…

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MACDONALD, Ian. the BLAST furnace.

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.

£50

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…

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FUHRING, PETER A Kingdom of Images. French…

FUHRING, PETER A Kingdom of Images. French Prints in the Age Of Louis XIV, 1660-1715.

Los Angeles, Getty Publications, 2015.

£50

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…

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[AUDUBON]. LOW, Susanne M. An Index and Guide to…

[AUDUBON]. LOW, Susanne M. An Index and Guide to Audubon's Birds of America.

New York: Abbeville Press, 1988.

£90

4to., original cloth boards blocked in gilt to the spine, in the dust wrapper; frontispiece portrait, pp. 255; negliglible rumpling to the edges of the wrapper, nonetheless fine.First…

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PRIOR, Rupert. Motoring. The Golden Years A…

PRIOR, Rupert. Motoring. The Golden Years A Pictorial Anthology.

~i~Morgan Samuels Editions.~i. 1991.

£100

4to. Original cloth and wrapper; pp. 144, illustrated throughout in colour and b&w; fine.First edition, signed by Minas Khachadourian, the owner of the Khachadourian Gallery, to ffep…

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BALLANTYNE, Robert Michael. Environs and…

BALLANTYNE, Robert Michael. Environs and Vicinity of Edinburgh.

London, Nelson and Sons, 1859.

£148

Small 8vo. Original cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt, ornamented in blind; pp. 80, 16 (advertisements); folding map and 12 colour plates; light wear to extremities, a little toned and…

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JANSSON, Tove (illustrator). Original Moomin…

JANSSON, Tove (illustrator). Original Moomin Labels from the 1950s.

Helsinki; Kromipaino, circa 1950.

£148

A set of 4 original Moomin labels by Tove Jansson, limited and numbered, each image size circa 60 x 60mm, printed in three colours (red, powder blue and yellow), and each individually…

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WILLMAN, Rainer and Julia VOSS. The Art and…

WILLMAN, Rainer and Julia VOSS. The Art and Science of Ernst Haeckel.

Cologne: Taschen. 2017.

£150

Large 4to. Original cloth in publisher's presentation box; pp. 704, illustrated throughout; new."Discover Ernst Haeckel, the 19th-century artist-biologist who found beauty in even the…

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POMPEII - Souvenir de Pompei [cover title].

POMPEII - Souvenir de Pompei [cover title].

[No publisher or date c. 1880].

£158

Original 12mo red cloth folder, front cover lettered in gilt, containing a concertina-folded strip composed of 24 original photographic albumen prints on stiff cards, joined with cotton…

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GILL, Eric. Spoil Bank Crucifix.

GILL, Eric. Spoil Bank Crucifix.

Original mounted wood engraving on Japanese paper from Engravings by Eric Gill, published by Douglas Cleverdon in 1929. 52 x 80 mm.

This from one of eighty copies on Batchelor hand-made paper, containing an extra set of the engravings on Japanese paper.

£175

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GILL, Eric. Madonna and Child in vesica.

GILL, Eric. Madonna and Child in vesica.

Original mounted wood engraving on Japanese paper from Engravings by Eric Gill, published by Douglas Cleverdon in 1929.

This from one of eighty copies on Batchelor hand-made paper, containing an extra set of the engravings on Japanese paper.

£195

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GILL, Eric. Sculpture I, Sculpture II, and Woman's…

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.

£195

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GILL, Eric. The Lion.

GILL, Eric. The Lion.

Original mounted wood engraving on Japanese paper from Engravings by Eric Gill, published by Douglas Cleverdon in 1929. 70 x 90 mm.

This from one of eighty copies on Batchelor hand-made paper, containing an extra set of the engravings on Japanese paper.

£195

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GILL, Eric. Woman with Balloons.

GILL, Eric. Woman with Balloons.

Original mounted wood engraving on Japanese paper from Engravings by Eric Gill, published by Douglas Cleverdon in 1929. 100 x 40 mm.

This from one of eighty copies on Batchelor hand-made paper, containing an extra set of the engravings on Japanese paper.

£195

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