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  • Chadwick, Whitney.
    WOMEN, ART, AND SOCIETY.

    Edition: First printing, a large trade paperback.

    New York: Thames and Hudson, 1990. First edition - An examination of ten centuries of women's involvement in the fine arts, from the early middle ages through the Renaisssance, the Victorian era and into modern times, drawing on 20 years of research by feminist scholars and art historians. Includes 243 illustrations, 50 in ful color, bibliography and sources, index. 384 pp. ISBN: 0-500-202419.

    Condition: Very good condition (a few scattered underlinings and marginal brackets.).

    Book ID: 26701
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  • [Duncanson, Robert S.] author, Ketner, Joseph D.
    THE EMERGENCE OF THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN ARTIST: Robert S. Duncanson 1821-1872.

    Edition: First printing.

    Columbia and London: University of Missouri Press (1993.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The first full-scale biography of this artist who was considered the 'best landscape painter in the West' in the mid-19th century, but who has since fallen into obscurity. This book looks at the influences on this artist, the first African American painter to win international recognition. Includes more than 130 reproductions of his paintings, including some of other African American artists at the time, with a generous selection in full color. 235 pp with notes, index, bibliography and index of illustrations. Printed on glossy stock throughout. The uncommon hardcover edition of a book both beautiful and important. ISBN: 0-8262-08800.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 26634
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  • McKean, James.
    QUATTROCENTO.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Doubleday, (2002.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel - a romantic story of time travel between modern New York City and 15th century Tuscany, a story "rooted in art history, music theory and the rudiments of physics." 307 pp. ISBN: 0-385503199.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 36683
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  • Pears, Iain
    THE LAST JUDGEMENT.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Gollancz, (1993.) dj. Hardcover first edition - True first edition of the 4th Flavia di Stefano - Jonathan Argyll mystery, combining murder and the art world. Pears is an art historian and his knowledge of that world adds a great deal to this series. 224 pp. ISBN: 0-375-055847.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 35413
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  • Pears, Iain
    GIOTTO'S HAND

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Scribner's, 1994. dj. Hardcover first edition - Fifth mystery featuring art historian Jonathan Argyll and Flavia di Stefano of the Rome Art Theft Squad, combining murder and the art world, set in Rome, Florence and Norfolk, England. Pears is an art historian and his knowledge of that world adds a great deal to this series. 234 pp. ISBN: 0-684-814609.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 35416
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  • THE IMMACULATE DECEPTION. by Pears, Iain.
    Pears, Iain.
    THE IMMACULATE DECEPTION.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Scribner, (2000.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Seventh mystery featuring newly married art historian Jonathan Argyll and Flavia di Stefano of the Rome Art Theft Squad, combining murder and the art world. Pears is an art historian and his knowledge of that world adds a great deal to this series. 234 pp. ISBN: 0-7432-12576.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 35419
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  • DEATH AND RESTORATION. by Pears, Iain
    Pears, Iain
    DEATH AND RESTORATION.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Harper Collins (Collins Crime), (1996.) dj. Hardcover first edition - True first edition of this Flavia di Stefano - Jonathan Argyll mystery, combining murder and the art world. Pears is an art historian and his knowledge of that world adds a great deal to this series. 224 pp. ISBN: 0-00-232590x.

    Condition: Near fine in fine dust jacket (a clean tight copy, but with noticeable toning to the pages.)

    Book ID: 77341
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  • THE IMMACULATE DECEPTION. by Pears, Iain.
    Pears, Iain.
    THE IMMACULATE DECEPTION.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Harper Collins, (2000) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Seventh mystery featuring newly married art historian Jonathan Argyll and Flavia di Stefano of the Rome Art Theft Squad, combining murder and the art world. Pears is an art historian and his knowledge of that world adds a great deal to this series. SIGNED on the title page. 273 pp. ISBN: 0-002326604.

    Condition: Very near fine in a fine dustjacket (light toning to pages, appears unread).

    Book ID: 77369
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  • THE TITIAN COMMITTEE by Pears, Iain
    Pears, Iain
    THE TITIAN COMMITTEE

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, (1991_ dj. Hardcover first edition - The second mystery featuring "diffident art historian" Jonathan Argyll and Flavia di Stefano of the Rome Art Theft Squad, combining murder and the art world, set in Venice. Pears is an art historian and his knowledge of that world adds a great deal to this series. 189 pp. Striking dust jacket art by Michael Chung. ISBN: 0-15-1904723.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (as new.) Becoming difficult to find, especially in this condition.

    Book ID: 77396
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  • THE IMMACULATE DECEPTION. by Pears, Iain.
    Pears, Iain.
    THE IMMACULATE DECEPTION.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Scribner, (2000.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Seventh mystery featuring newly married art historian Jonathan Argyll and Flavia di Stefano of the Rome Art Theft Squad, combining murder and the art world. Pears is an art historian and his knowledge of that world adds a great deal to this series. 234 pp. ISBN: 0-7432-12576.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (remainder line.)

    Book ID: 57218
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  • THE ART OF THE BELGIAN GALLERIES: Being a History of the Flemish School of Painting Illuminated and Demonstrated by Critical Descriptions of the Great Paintings in Bruges, Antwerp, Ghent, Brussels and Other Belgian Cities. by Singleton, Esther (1965-1930.)
    Singleton, Esther (1965-1930.)
    THE ART OF THE BELGIAN GALLERIES: Being a History of the Flemish School of Painting Illuminated and Demonstrated by Critical Descriptions of the Great Paintings in Bruges, Antwerp, Ghent, Brussels and Other Belgian Cities.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: The Page Company, Publishers, (1909.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A title in the Art Galleries of Europe series, illustrated with many black and white glossy photographic plates of the paintings. In addition to writing extensively about European art, Singleton (along with Luke Vincent Lockwood) was among the first scholars to systematically study the English and Continental origins of American furniture and to develop the terminology still used for different furniture forms. In addition, she was a musician and musical critic, wrote poetry (she studied with Sidney Lanier), translated fairy tales, edited the series of "Famous... described by Great Writers," and much more. Her books were known for careful insight, historical research and artistic selection - while almost…

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    Boston: The Page Company, Publishers, (1909.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A title in the Art Galleries of Europe series, illustrated with many black and white glossy photographic plates of the paintings. In addition to writing extensively about European art, Singleton (along with Luke Vincent Lockwood) was among the first scholars to systematically study the English and Continental origins of American furniture and to develop the terminology still used for different furniture forms. In addition, she was a musician and musical critic, wrote poetry (she studied with Sidney Lanier), translated fairy tales, edited the series of "Famous... described by Great Writers," and much more. Her books were known for careful insight, historical research and artistic selection - while almost forgotten today, she has probably influenced American culture and collecting far more than we realize. Bound in green cloth with gilt lettering, red, black and gold Belgian coat-of-arms on the front cover, top edge gilt. 369 pp

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    Condition: Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Very uncommon in dust jacket.

    Book ID: 36916
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