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The Painter's Secret Geometry: A Study of Composition in Art -- Preface by Jacques Villon, translated from the French by Jonathan Griffin -- 1963 -- First Edition. Bouleau

"Charpentes, la Géométrie Secrète Des Peintres"

Bouleau , Charles
The Painter's Secret Geometry: A Study of Composition in Art -- Preface by Jacques Villon, translated from the French by Jonathan Griffin -- 1963 -- First Edition.

Thames & Hudson, London, 1963. Uncommon 1st edition. V.G. black cloth hardback with gilt titling & dolphins motif in............ Read More


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The German Werkbund, The Politics of Reform in the Applied Arts Campbell Campbell , Joan
The German Werkbund, The Politics of Reform in the Applied Arts

Published by Princeton University Press, 1978; FULLEST DETAILS of publication, pagination, contents, sample pages, sample illustrations and size i............ Read More


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Antonio  Pollaiuolo Cruttwell
(Sculptress) Barbara Collingwood's own copy.

Cruttwell , Maud
Antonio Pollaiuolo

1905 Duckworth and Co, 1907. Red cloth Hardback "Fair" only, minor wear to extremities, much wear and sun-fading of spine, foxing within, gilt deco............ Read More


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Pisanello Hill

(Sculptress) Barbara Collingwood's own copy.

Hill , G.F.
Pisanello

1905 Duckworth and Co, 1905. Red cloth Hardback "Good" only, minor wear to extremities, much sun-fading of spine, water mark on lower spine gilt deco............ Read More


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Michelangelo : Des Meisters Werke in 169 Abbildungen Knapp
Personal Copy of Barbara Collingwood

Knapp , Fritz
Michelangelo : Des Meisters Werke in 169 Abbildungen

Publ by Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt, Stuttgart & Leipzig, 1910, third edition, in the series Klassiker der Kunst. Large (20 by 26 cm) red cloth hardback............ Read More


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! Nandris , Grigore
Christian Humanism In The Neo-Byzantine Mural Painting Of Eastern Europe

Publ. Otto Harrassowitz, Wiesbaden, 1970. xiii + [i] + 295 text pages + 32 pages of b/w plates. "Fair" to "Good" laminated pictorial hardback. For............ Read More


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Library of Sculptress Barbara Crystal Collingwood

Petrie , W. M. Flinders
The Arts and Crafts of Ancient Egypt [1909]

T. N. Foulis, Edinburgh, 1909. Book Condition: g. First edition. Pages: xv + [1] +157 + [5 of bibliography and advertisements]. Uncut. Tan buckram har............ Read More


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Donatello: Des Meisters Werke in 277 Abbildungen Schubring

Artist/Sculptress Barbara Collingwood's own exemplar.

Schubring , Paul
Donatello: Des Meisters Werke in 277 Abbildungen

Publ by Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt, Stuttgart & Leipzig, 1907. Large (20 by 26 cm) red cloth hardback with gilt art nouveau decoration to front board,............ Read More


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Dear Browsers,

Andrew's well-published "do" for Record Store Day went down extremely well on Saturday; congratulations & 'likes' are still popping onto our FaceBook page at https://www.facebook.com/ParkinsonsBooks/ The shop was heaving all day and then on into Sunday with swarming turntable fans. Swarms more have visited, browsed and bought well into the week. (Jazz has sold particularly well.) We owe a big "thank you" also to our local newspaper The Southport Visiter http://www.southportvisiter.co.uk/ for all the publicity they gave not only to us but to other shops in the area celebrating vinyl. All our participating DJs deserve a sizeable dollop of gratitude too.

And --- to change the subject totally --- Sunday was a bumper day for large tropical shell. We now have only one natural Nautilus shell left and just two pearlised ones. One v. big & beautiful Triton's Trumpet Charonia tritonis and two magnificient specimens of the Great Yellow Helmet Cassis cornuta still grace the shelves.

Joan's recent acquisition of miniature hindu deities has gone down well.

To add to the week's variety a newly acquired collection of 19th. C. prints of chicken breeds is queuing up to be sorted & priced.

After many long hours of patient work by Andrew and Liam, the bargain ginnel is now well-lit and the shop porch is water-proofed and partly re-plastered --- more room for even more quirky stock.
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