Pre-20th Century Artists

 
Lucy Oakley, Edwin Austin Abbey, Oakley, Lucy, Abbey, Edwin Austin, Limited to 1500 copies, Near Fine (some rubbing at the bottom of the spine, flat, tight, clean), Columbia University, New York, 1994, 1st, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 104 pages, 9 color and 78 black & white illustrations, softcover, wraps, English

From the Introduction by Allen Staley: In the 1870s, Abbey was an illustrator, not a painter, and as this exhibition demonstrates he remained an...

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Fine in Near Fine price-clipped dust jacket, Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, Swanson, Vern G., Alma-Tadema, Sir Lawrence, Scribners, 1977, 1st, 12.25 inches, 9.25 inches, 144 pages, 32 color plates, over 110 black & white illustrations, Hardcover, cloth, English

This Victorian painter of lush romantic scenes set in Roman times was hugely admired critically and popularly throughout his lifetime. After his death, his...

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Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, NF/VG+, Alma-Tadema, Sir Lawrence, Sotheby's, 1973, 1st, cloth, English

This is the auction catalogue for the Allen Funt Collection sold at Sotheby's Belgravia on 6th November, 1973. Funt was inspired to collect Alma-Tadema...

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Gerald Ackerman, Charles Bargue, Jean-Leon Gerome, Ackerman, Gerald, Bargue, Jean-Leon Gerome, Charles, Fine in Near Fine dustjacket, Paris, ACR Edition, 2007, 1st, 9782867701665, 10.75 inches, 9.75 inches, 336 pages, over 196 color illustrations, Hardcover, cloth, English

From the back cover: This book is a complete reprint of the fabled but rare Drawing Course (Cours de Dessin) of Charles Bargue and Jean-Léon...

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Very Fine, Antoine-Louis Barye, Barye, Antoine-Louis, Graham & Sons, 2004, 1st, 10 inches, 8.25 inches, 48 pages, 78 color photos, Softcover, wraps, English

A well-illustrated introduction to the work of the first and most important of 19th century France's animalier sculptors. Essay by Katie Clifford.

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Bouguereau
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Fronia E. Wissman, William Bouguereau, Wissman, Fronia E., Bouguereau, William, Fine, San Francisco, Pomegranate, 1996, 3rd, 978-0876545829, 12 inches, 9 inches, 125 pages, Over 50 color and several black & white illustrations, Softcover, French wraps, English

Adolphe-William Bouguereau (French, 1825-1905) created timeless works of sensual, emotional, and intellectual appeal. Educated at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts...

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Douglas Allen, Charles Livingston Bull, Allen, Douglas, Bull, Charles Livingston, Copy #184, Near Fine (mild rubbing to corners, spine tight, pages flat), Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum, Oradell, NJ, 1994, 1st, 9 inches, 9 inches, 96 pages, 28 color & 50 black & white illustrations, softcover, wraps, English

A scarce monograph on one of the premier wildlife artists of his time. A 13-page biography, a portfolio of originals, and an extensive illustrated annotated...

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The Genius Of Wilhelm Busch
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Wilhelm Busch, VF/VF, Busch, Wilhelm, University of California Press, 1982, 1st, cloth

German graphic artist Wilhelm Busch (1832-1908) is a seminal figure in the history of comics and sequential art. This anthology is the first to make...

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Wilhelm Busch, Fine/Fine, Busch, Wilhelm, University of California Press, 1982, 1st, cloth

German graphic artist Wilhelm Busch (1832-1908) is a seminal figure in the history of comics and sequential art. This anthology is the first to make...


John Fleskes, Joseph Clement Coll, Fleskes, John, Coll, Joseph Clement, Near Fine (very slight shelfwear otherwise bright, tight and unread), Flesk, Santa Cruz, CA, 2004, 1st, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 208 pages, 15 color and 236 black & white illustrations, softcover, wraps, English

A thick new collection of Coll artwork. Artwork from Collier's and Everybody's Magazines. Many reproductions from the original art. No overlap with Art of...

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Near Fine (very light shelf wear otherwise new and unread, tight binding, pages clean), Thomas Wilmer Dewing, Hobbs, Susan A., Dewing, Thomas Wilmer, Smithsonian Institute Press, 1996, 1st, 1560986239, Softcover, wraps, English

Thomas Wilmer Dewing (1851-1938) was "best known for paintings of elegant, long-lined women posed in dreamlike settings." This first full-length study...

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Very Good+ (mild rubbing to corners, mild shelfwear, otherwise new and unread, tight binding, pages clean), Thomas Wilmer Dewing, Hobbs, Susan A, Dewing, Thomas Wilmer, Smithsonian Institute Press, 1996, 1st, 1560986239, Softcover, wraps, English

Thomas Wilmer Dewing (1851-1938) was "best known for paintings of elegant, long-lined women posed in dreamlike settings." This first full-length study...

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Henry F. Farny
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Henry Farny, Fine, Farny, Henry, Indian Hill Historical Museum Assoc., 1975, 1st, wraps

Henry Farny is probably the foremost painter of the American Indian and the “Old West” landscapes. Unlike his predecessors, who painted Indians...

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Henry Farny
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Very Good+ (cloth spine sunfaded, lower corners lightly bumped, light shelfwear, binding tight, interior Fine), Henry Farny, Carter, Denny, Farny, Henry, Watson-Guptill, 1978, 1st, Hardcover, cloth, English

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Henry Fuseli, VF, Fuseli, Henry, Borden, 1969, wraps

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Jean-Léon Gerome, Gerome, Jean-Léon, Very Fine, Paris, Flammarion Editions, 2010, 1st, 9782081241862, 2081241862, 11.1 inches, 9.4 inches, 372 pages, 400 color and black & white illustrations, Softcover, wraps, French

The U.S. Edition is out of print and very expensive so I've brought in a few of the French edition. Same format, same layout and images as the U.S. Edition,...

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Gerald M Ackerman, Jean-Leon Gerome, Ackerman, Gerald M, Gerome, Jean-Leon, Fine (light wear to back cover otherwise as new, unread, and Very Fine), London, Skira, 2010, 1st, 9788857207025, 11.25 inches, 9.5 inches, 384 pages, 400 color and black & white illustrations, Softcover, wraps, English

This is the catalog for the fantastic 2010 traveling exhibition of the orientalist painter's works (Getty Museum, Musee d'Orsay, and Museo...

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Charles Dana Gibson, Gibson, Charles Dana, Very Good+ (upper corners are moderately bumped and worn, exposing the boards underneath, the lower corners and edges are only mildly worn, there are some little water spots on the front cover, but the binding is sound, and the top edge gilt is bright) in, R. H. Russell & John Lane, New York & London, 1894, 1901 printing, 11.75 inches, 17.75 inches, 88 pages, 84 full-page black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth spine, pictorial boards, English

This was the first book in a regular series of Mr. Gibson's published drawings... "Each book contains eighty-four of Mr. Gibson's best cartoons, and all are...

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Charles Dana Gibson, Gibson, Charles Dana, Near Fine (almost no wear to the spine, corners or edges, some occasional light spotting) in Very Good+ box (lid split at one corner and has a 1/2 inch tear at the side), Charles Scribner's Sons & John Lane, New York & London, 1904, 1st, 11.75 inches, 17.75 inches, 80 pages, 74 full-page black & white illustrations, hardcover, white cloth spine, pictorial boards, beveled edges & corners, English

Housed in its original printed box, this is a beautiful copy with bright white cloth binding and almost no wear to the spine, corners or edges. The top edge...

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Charles Dana Gibson, Gibson, Charles Dana, Near Fine (only light wear to the corners, and a bit of mild spotting on the covers and edges) in a Very Good box (box lid is worn around the edges, has split along some of the seams, and has two pieces missing from the side panels), Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1897, 1st, 11.75 inches, 17.75 inches, 72 pages, 53 black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth spine, pictorial boards, English

This is a first printing of this collection of Charles Dana Gibson's illustrations of the people and scenes of London during the year that he spent in...

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Charles Dana Gibson, Gibson, Charles Dana, Fine (bright white cloth binding and no wear to the spine, corners or edges) in Very Good+ box (box lid has only light wear and is split at one corner), Charles Scribner's Sons & John Lane, New York & London, 1905, 1906 printing, 11.75 inches, 17.75 inches, 80 pages, 74 full-page black & white illustrations, hardcover, white cloth spine, pictorial boards, beveled edges & corners, English

Housed in its original printed box, this second printing is a beautiful copy with bright white cloth binding and no wear to the spine, corners or edges. The...

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Charles Dana Gibson, Gibson, Charles Dana, Very Good+ (mild wear to the tail of the spin, R. H. Russell & John Lane, New York & London, 1894, 1901 printing, 11.75 inches, 17.75 inches, 88 pages, 84 full-page black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth spine, pictorial boards, English

"This is the second book in a regular series of Mr. Gibson's published drawings... Each book contains eighty-four of Mr. Gibson's best cartoons, and all are...

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Charles Dana Gibson, Gibson, Charles Dana, Very Good+ (moderate rubbing to spine ends and corners, cloth peeking through at lower corners, an above average copy of this fragile item, covers are clean, binding is sound, a nice copy), R. H. Russell & John Lane, New York & London, 1898, 1901 printing, 11.75 inches, 17.75 inches, 88 pages, 84 full-page black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth spine, pictorial boards, English

"This is the third book in a regular series of Mr. Gibson's published drawings... Each book contains eighty-four of Mr. Gibson's best cartoons, and all are...

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Charles Dana Gibson, Gibson, Charles Dana, Near Fine (no rubbing to spine ends or corners, covers are clean, binding is sound, a nice copy) in a Very Good box, R. H. Russell & John Lane, New York & London, 1902, 1st, 11.75 inches, 17.75 inches, 88 pages, 84 full-page black & white illustrations, hardcover, white cloth spine, pictorial boards, beveled edges & corners, English

Housed in its original printed box, this is a beautiful copy with bright white cloth binding and no wear to the spine, corners or edges. There is some...

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Very Fine/Very Fine, Paul Jouve, Marcilhac, Felix, Jouve, Paul, Les Editions de l'Amateur, 2005, 1st, Hardcover, cloth, French

The first monograph devoted to the fantastic animal painter, sculptor, and illustrator Paul Jouve (1878-1973). Up till now, the only books available on this...

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Wilhelm Kuhnert (1865 - 1926)
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Wilhelm Kuhnert, NF, Grettmann-Werner, Angelika, Kuhnert, Wilhelm, Toro, 1981, 1st, wraps, German

A doctoral dissertation on the wildlife artist Kuhnert, his life and work. Numerous reproductions of drawings and sketches appear in an illustrative section...

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Sir Edwin Landseer
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Edwin Landseer, NF (corners slightly rubbed otherwise VF), Ormond, Richard, Landseer, Edwin, Philadelphia Museum of Art/Tate Gallery, 1981, 1st, wraps

An animal artist of the Victorian era.

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Sydney Ure Smith, Bertram Stevens, Norman Lindsay, Ure Smith, Bertram Stevens, Sydney, Lindsay, Norman, Limited to 2000 copies, Very Good+ (the covers are moderately worn along edges, some mild spotting to the top edge, internally sound, all the tissue guards between the plates are present, some small stains to pages), Angus & Robertson, Sydney, 1918, 1st, 11.2 inches, 9 inches, 52 plates & 16 pages, 51 plates by NL (4 tipped-in), 1 by Lionel Lindsay of NL, softcover, stiff oversize wraps (rebound), English

51 plates by Norman Lindsay (4 tipped-in) and one plate by Lionel Lindsay of Norman Lindsay. Includes articles "Norman Lindsay" by Julian Ashton and "Norman...

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Renate Ulmer, Alfons Mucha, Ulmer, Renate, Mucha, Alfons, Very Fine, New York, Taschen, 2009, 1st, 9783822887424, 8.75 inches, 7.25 inches, 96 pages, color illustrations and black & white photos, Hardcover, French wraps, French

From the publisher: The creator of Art Nouveau's greatest beauties. Alfons Mucha's is an art of seduction. His graceful women, delicate colors, and...

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Renate Ulmer, Alfons Mucha, Ulmer, Renate, Mucha, Alfons, Very Fine/Very Fine, New York, Taschen, 2009, 1st, 9781435118607, 7.5 inches, 9.5 inches, 96 pages, color illustrations & black and white photos, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

From the publisher: The creator of Art Nouveau's greatest beauties. Alfons Mucha's is an art of seduction. His graceful women, delicate colors, and...

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Edith & Henry Prellwitz, VF, Prellwitz, Edith & Henry, Spanierman Gallery, 2002, 1st, pictorial boards

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Very Fine/Very Fine, Alexander Phimister Proctor, Hassrick, Peter H., Proctor, Alexander Phimister, Amon Carter Museum / Third, 2003, 1st, 1903942225, Hardcover, boards, English

Companion volume to the first major exhibition of the work of Alexander Phimister Proctor (1860-1950), one of America's most prolific and successful...

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Pierre-Paul Prud'hon, VF/VF, Guffey, Elizabeth, Prud'hon, Pierre-Paul, University of Delaware Press, 2001, 1st, boards

This book is an academic biography critically examining his art and career, with an emphasis on his virtuoso draftsmanship. It includes more than 150...

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Pierre-Paul Prud'hon, Fine/NF, Elderfield, John, Prud'hon, Pierre-Paul, Abrams, 1996, 1st, cloth

"This volume showcases the ravishing chalk studies of male and female nude models made after 1800 by famous French painter Pierre-Paul Prud'hon." One of...

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Frank Reaugh, VF/VF, Weismann, Donald L., Reaugh, Frank, Texas A&M University Press, 1985, 1st, cloth, English

Pastels and plein-air oil paintings of the Texas landscape and longhorn cattle. Number seven in the Joe and Betty Moore Texas Art Series.

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Ilya Repin, NF/VG (some small tears to the dust jacket), Repin, Ilya, Aurora Art Publishers, 1985, 1st, cloth

Repin (1844 - 1930) was one of the premier Russian realist painters. This oversize volume reproduces over 300 of Repin's paintings chronologically...

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David Jackson, Ilya Repin, Jackson, David, Repin, Ilya, Fine in Fine dustjacket, Schoten, Belgium, BAI, 2006, 1st, 9789085860013, 12 inches, 9.5 inches, 304 pages, 118 color and 20 black & white illustrations, Hardcover, cloth, English

This 2006 first edition is 88 pages longer than the 2015 edition. This first comprehensive survey of Ilya Repin's work to be overseen by a Western art...

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Henri Riviere
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Armond Fields, Henri Riviere, Fields, Armond, Riviere, Henri, Near Fine in Near Fine price-clipped dustjacket (top edge foxed, mild rubbing to dustjacket), Peregrine Smith Books, Salt Lake City, UT, 1983, 1st, 8.25 inches, 10.25 inches, 96 pages, 26 color and over 70 black & white illustrations, Hardcover, cloth, English

The only monograph on this French artist. From the dustjacket: Riviere, friend of Degas, Toulouse-Lautrec, Steinlen, and Signac, spent the first...

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Notre-Dame de Paris
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Alain Erlande-Brandenburg, Caroline Rose, Erlande-Brandenburg, Alain, Rose, Caroline, Very Good+ (small price label stain on front cover, light wear to corners, light shelfwear, interior Fine), New York, Abrams, 1998, 1st, 978-0810913943, 14.25 inches, 11 inches, 256 pages, color and black & white illustrations, Hardcover, cloth, English

Published at $75 in 1997, this is both an architectural and historical/social portrait of the great Parisian cathedral. The text is buttressed with numerous...

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Near Fine (light shelwear), Will South, Guy Rose, South, Will, Rose, Guy, Oakland Museum/Irvine Museum, 1995, 1st, 14 inches, 10 inches, 188 pages, 130 color plates, 30 black & white illustrations, softcover, French wraps, English

This is the only art book devoted to Guy Rose, painter of California coastal landscapes.

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Very Fine/Very Fine, John Singer Sargent, Sargent, John Singer, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2000, 1st, 11.25 inches, 9 inches, xvi, 426, 109 color and 605 black & white illustrations, Hardcover, cloth

"The Metropolitan's collection of drawings and watercolors by John Singer Sargent (American, 1856–1925), the renowned expatriate American painter...

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John Singer Sargent
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John Singer Sargent, NF/NF, Hills, Patricia, Sargent, John Singer, Whitney/Abrams, 1986, 1st, cloth

The catalogue for the exhibition at the Whitney Museum and the Art Institute of Chicago of Sargent's works in pencil, pastel, charcoal, watercolor, and oil....

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Sorolla: The Masterworks
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Very Fine/Very Fine, Joaquin Sorolla, Pons-Sorolla, Blanca, Sorolla, Joaquin, Rizzoli, 2012, 1st, 9780847839339, Hardcover, cloth, English

From the publisher: A new survey of the best works by the elusive and spectacular Spanish Impressionist Joaquín Sorolla. Often compared to his...

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Sorolla: The Masterworks
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Blanca Pons-Sorolla, Joaquin Sorolla, Pons-Sorolla, Blanca, Sorolla, Joaquin, Very Fine/Very Fine, Skira Rizzoli, New York, 2012, 978-0-8478-3933-9, 11.25 inches, 9.75 inches, 224 pages, over 100 color and many black & white illustrations, Hardcover, cloth, English

About This Book A new survey of the best works by the elusive and spectacular Spanish Impressionist Joaquín Sorolla. Often compared to his...

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Edmund Peel, Joaquin Sorolla, Peel, Edmund, Sorolla, Joaquin, Fine, London, Sotheby's Publications, 1998, 11.75 inches, 8.5 inches, 264 pages, 66 paintings and 30 oil sketches are reproduced in both color and black & white, plus 52 other illustrations, softcover, wraps, English

An excellent English-language monograph on Sorolla. This was the catalogue of the exhibition organized by the San Diego Museum of Art and the Instituto...

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Edmund C. Tarbell, Fine/NF price-clipped dust jacket, Pierce, Patricia Jobe, Tarbell, Edmund C., Pierce Galleries, 1980, 1st, cloth, English

Edmund C. Tarbell was through his art and teachings the founder of the style known as the Boston school of painting. This is the primary book on the...

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Miguel de Cervantes, Daniel Vierge, de Cervantes, Miguel, Vierge, Daniel, Near Fine, Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1906, 1st thus, 10.5 inches, 7.5 inches, 385, 416, 385, and 421, black & white illustrations, Hardcover, half vellum over beige boards with gilt crests on the front boards, English

A limited edition of 140 hand-numbered copies printed on Imperial Japan paper with two additional full-page illustrations, and with extra set of prints,...

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Hans Henrik Brummer, Anders Zorn, Brummer, Hans Henrik, Zorn, Anders, Fine in Fine dustjacket, Norstedts, Sweden, 1994, 1st, 12.5 inches, 9.75 inches, 344 pages, 153 color and 97 black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth, Swedish

Zorn (1860-1920) was a Swedish painter on the level of Sargent and Sorolla. This is a large picture book of his life & career. Oil paintings &...