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HANS BELLMER., Alexandrian, Sarane.  (Hans Bellmer.)
1 Alexandrian, Sarane. (Hans Bellmer.) HANS BELLMER.
Rizzoli, New York, (1975). 
87 pp, 4to, hard cover (maroon cloth) in dust jacket. Profusely illustrated with color and b&w reproductions. "The erotic imagery of Hans Bellmer's art is both witty and violent. Obsessed with his central theme - that of the 'Doll' - Bellmer crea tes capricious, often sado-masochistic, assemblage of parts of the female anatomy...This book, the first to present the totality of Bellmer's art, reproduces in stunning color and black-and-white illustrations the many facets of his art.. . a c o m p e l l i ng text...illuminates Bellmer's art and places it in the wide context of art history in the grand tradition of the erotic art of Leonardo da Vinci, Rembrandt, the German artists of the Renaissance, the Romantics of the nineteent h ce n tu ry , an d th e Su rrealists..." Previous owners personal card glued to free front endpaper, slight browning to edges of pages, very small shallow dint to rear board a few faint marks to bottom of textblock and two light marks to fore-edge o f t ex tbl ock . Du st ja ck et is price-clipped, has light edgewear/wrinkling, moderate wrinkling at top of spine, very small dint to rear panel, small crease on spine. VG/VG 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
DRAWINGS FROM LOMBARDY AND ADJACENT AREAS 1480-1620., Alfred Neumeyer, preface and introduction.  History of the collection by Janos Scholz.
2 Alfred Neumeyer, preface and introduction. History of the collection by Janos Scholz. DRAWINGS FROM LOMBARDY AND ADJACENT AREAS 1480-1620.
Los Angeles County Museum, Los Angeles, California, 1956. 
Unpaginated, 9" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). B&w illustrations. The catalog of an exhibition, largely of works from the collection of Janos Scholz. Contents: Preface; Introduction; The History of the Collection of Lombard Drawings; Artists According to Geographical Location; Catalogue; Illustrations. Some corrections to the sizes of the drawings have been made in ink in the Catalogue section. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - small soft corner creases on rear cover, minor edge wear/wrinkling, minor rubbing, minor browning. Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
NICHOLAS HILLIARD., Auerbach, Erna.
3 Auerbach, Erna. NICHOLAS HILLIARD.
Boston Boston Book & Art Shop 1964 Hard Cover Very Good Good+ Nicholas Hilliard. 
352 pp, small 4to (10" H). Over 200 reproductions of Hilliard's work, mainly in b&w. "This is the first full-length monograph to be written on the life and work of Nicholas Hilliard who lived from 1547 to 1619. The first English-born painter to gain the status of an artist recognised by the English court, he was painter, limner, engraver and goldsmith to Queen Elizabeth I and later to James I, and is kown to have also painted portraits in oil, but it is difficult to attribute particular oil portraits to his hand. Hilliard's importance is not limited by his performance as a miniaturist, for the style of his miniatures had a major influence on the general trend of English painting, and dominated the manner of contemporary English portraiture, both life-size and miniature. (He) was equally eminent as a goldsmith and he practised this craft throughout his life. Much new biographical material has been found which establishes Hilliard as a great Elizabethan." Small bump to top corners of boards, minor browning to page edges. Dust jacket is moderately browned - mainly on inside surface, is price clipped, has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling - mainly to top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 55.00 USD
 
 
THE DAWN OF MODERN WARFARE.  THE WEST POINT MILITARY HISTORY SERIES., Britt, Albert Sidney; O'Connell, Jerome A; Palmer, Dave Richard; Stadler, Gerald P.  Thomas E. Griess, Series Editor.
4 Britt, Albert Sidney; O'Connell, Jerome A; Palmer, Dave Richard; Stadler, Gerald P. Thomas E. Griess, Series Editor. THE DAWN OF MODERN WARFARE. THE WEST POINT MILITARY HISTORY SERIES.
Avery, Wayne, New Jersey, (1984), 5th printing. 
133 pp, 4to (11" H), soft cover. Profusely illustrated in b&w and color with drawings, reproductions, battle plans and many fold-out maps. Contents: The Beginning of Modern Warfare; Early Developments in Naval Warfare; Gustavus Adolphus and the Swedish Renaissance in Warfare; The Sun King and the Lord Protector; Marlborough and Eugene; The Decline of France; Prussia's Rise to Power; The Soldier-King; Selected Bibliography. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear, remainder mark on bottom of textblock, light rubbing, small crease to fore-edge of front cover and a few of the pages. VG 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE MAGICAL ARTS: A SHORT HISTORY, Burland, C. A.
5 Burland, C. A. THE MAGICAL ARTS: A SHORT HISTORY
London Arthur Barker 1966 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good+ 
196 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H). B&w illustrations. "From the earliest time man has been fascinated by visions and dreams, and by the discovery that there were men who could, by magical powers, improve a crop or foretell the weather. As civilization grew there were demands for knowledge which would give control over other men or protection from the wiles of enemies. The study of magic and counter magic became important in the policy of states. Later magic was denounced as a work of the Devil, and then the Devil himself was demoted to become a laughing stock. Yet even nowadays there exist in the most advanced nations societies devoted to magical practices, who deal in strange rituals, and promote the interests of their membership against all enemies. A careful study shows that there is a good deal of scientific knowledge involved in the vast and complex network of 'magical' practice today. This book sets out to show some of the main lines of influence which have led to the present traditions. It treats the subject as if if were a tapestry of many strands each of which has a line of origin from which it traverses like a weft thread on the warp of universal psychological experience. This book is a short history of a complex development. It is planned as a groundwork from which the interested reader can advance to further detailed studies." Light wrinkling at bottom of spine, small slight bump at top corner of both boards. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear, a few small closed tears, jacket has been laminated for protection and to prevent further deterioration over the center portion (panels, spine and flap-folds). 
Price: 32.50 USD
 
 
MANY LIVES - ONE LOVE., Butcher, Fanny.
6 Butcher, Fanny. MANY LIVES - ONE LOVE.
New York Harper & Row 1972 060104023 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good+ Signed by Author
463 pp, 8 5/8" H. Signed: "Fanny Butcher" on front free endpaper. B&w photographs. "This is the extraordinary memoir of the lifelong passion - and the multiple friendships - of one of the outstanding women of (the twentieth century), who has lived her life to the full in the heart of the Midwest and the literary circles of two continents. Young Fanny Butcher began her career just before the dawn of the Chicago literary renaissance of the 1920s and 1930s. (S)he got a job as assisant to the woman's editor of the Chicago Tribune, and worked her way to the position of literary editor during the overlordship of Colonel Robert R. McCormick. (S)he was in turn a reporter, music critic, and society editor, but she spunkily created her own book columns, and reviewed and interviewed and made friends with hundreds of American, French, English and other writers whose success in midland America she helped to promote by her profound involvement in their work. For almost fifty years at the Tribune she took an active share in the life of her times - not only as a book reviewer but as a bookshop proprietor and as an advocate of good causes, from women's suffrage to freedom of expression for the writer. Here are her personal recollections of Edna Ferber, Willa Cather, Carl Sandburg, Sinclair Lewis, H.L. Mencken, Gertrude Stein, Ernest Hemingway, Louis Bromfield, James Joyce, Andre Maurois, Thornton Wilder, Fannie Hurst, and many, many others." Light toning to edges of text block, slight colour fading at top edge of boards and spine, bump/wrinkling at top of spine and light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has moderate to heavy sun fading on spine - lettering is still legible, very light browning on rear flap-fold and at top edge of flaps, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine including a few small and tiny tears, two tiny dents on rear hinge area, very small two-letter notation in red ink at top of front flap. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE LIFE OF BENVENUTO CELLINI WRITTEN BY HIMSELF.  2 VOLUME SET IN SANGORSKI & SUTCLIFFE BINDING., Cellini, Benvenuto.  Edited and translated by John Addington Symonds.  Introduction by Royal Cortissoz.
7 Cellini, Benvenuto. Edited and translated by John Addington Symonds. Introduction by Royal Cortissoz. THE LIFE OF BENVENUTO CELLINI WRITTEN BY HIMSELF. 2 VOLUME SET IN SANGORSKI & SUTCLIFFE BINDING.
New York Brentano's 1906 Three-Quarter Leather Very Good No Jacket Benvenuto Cellini. Title page design by T.M. Cleland. 
360 pp + 387 pp - 2 volume set - 9 7/16" H. Sangorski & Sutcliffe bindings (stamped "Bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, London, England" on verso of free front endpaper of both volumes) - dark red leather spines/corners, spines with five raised bands & gilt lettering/decoration, patterned paper on boards, with pattern repeated on endpapers, top edges gilt, red ribbon bookmarks. Title page continues:"Edited and Translated by John Addington Symonds with a Biographical Sketch of Cellini by the Same Hand Together with an Introduction to This Edition Upon Benvenuto Cellini, Artist and Writer, by Royal Cortissoz with Reproductions of Forty Original Portraits and Views Illustrating the Life". Title page designed by T.M. Cleland. The autobiography of the 16th century Italian goldsmith, sculptor and author, Benvenuto Cellini. Light toning in margins of pages, light browning on illustration pages, darkening to edges of patterned paper on boards and endpapers, small/tiny areas of surface leather loss on hinges, some areas of light browning on fore-edge and bottom of text blocks, some areas of darkening to leather colour - mainly on hinges and edges. Volume I has a small area of surface paper loss on front board; a 1" split in the leather at the bottom of the front hinge and at the top of the rear hinge; some light waviness to fore-edge of endpapers. Volume II has a 1 1/2" split in the leather at the top of the rear hinge; a few tiny dents on the fore-edge of the text block. 
Price: 150.00 USD
 
 
IMAGE OF SPAIN., Cleugh, James.
8 Cleugh, James. IMAGE OF SPAIN.
George G. Harrap, London, 1961, first edition. 
264 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Map endpapers, B&w photographs. "Besides giving a background to Spanish life as a whole (this book) pays particular attention to the geography, economics, principal industries, architecture, paint ing, sculpture, music, cooking, and science of Spain, and describes its government, law, and education. Bullfighting is scarcely touched upon. The history of Spain is traced from Roman times, and the author shows those developments which h a v e m o s t influenced Spanish life. There is also a short section on the Spanish-speaking peoples overseas...." Small heavy bump at bottom corner of rear board. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, crease at bottom of rear flap-fold , v er y li g ht r ub bi ng, minor soiling, very small foxing mark on spine ad on rear flap. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
ARCHITECTURE IN ENGLAND., Daniels, Jeffery.  Drawings by Leonora Ison.
9 Daniels, Jeffery. Drawings by Leonora Ison. ARCHITECTURE IN ENGLAND.
Weidenfeld & Nicolson (Educational), London, 1968. 
128 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 298762102 B&w drawings, floor plans, elevations. "Illustrated with over 70 line drawings and plans, the text spans over 2,000 years of architecture in England. The account begins with a discussion of the villas, camps and roads of Roman Britain, and shows how this heritage slowly decayed, giving way to the Romanesque imported by the conquering Normans. The soaring Gothic of the middle ages yields in its turn to another E u r o p e a n influence, the Renaissance, which acquires its own English character. The Baroque, Pallandian and Neo-Classic movements are then analysed, and the survey is brought right up to date with the industrial and scientific revolutions of t he n in et ee nt h and twentieth centuries, and their effects on techniques and styles. Dominant architectural styles are fully defined and illustrated, and the many examples given will stimulate a study in depth by means of visits to churches, ho use s, cas tle s, mus eu ms and modern streets and office blocks. The special value of this book for the student of architecture is the care taken by the author to illustrate his text at every point, with examples drawn from every field of arch itec ture - eccl esia sti cal and secular, domestic and institutional." Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has one small closed tear, very light edge wear. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
CHATEAUX OF THE LOIRE., Dunlop, Ian.  Preface by the Duc de Brissac.
10 Dunlop, Ian. Preface by the Duc de Brissac. CHATEAUX OF THE LOIRE.
Hamish Hamilton, London, 1969, first edition. 
215 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Map endpapers, color frontispiece, b&w plates, plans. "Travellers of every age have extolled the beauties of the chateaux of the Loire....By making use of their descriptions Mr. Dunlop shows us the chateaux as they were in their prime. He resurrects the vanished glories of Le Verger, Bury, Richelieu and Chanteloup, and assigns them their proper place in the mosaic. What was it that caused the King and his Courtiers to build s o l a v i s h ly in this region? By way of an answer, the reader is taken kite-hawking and stag hunting. What purpose did the immense size of the chateaux serve? The author takes us below stairs for a look at the great hierarchy of servants w h o ma i nt ai ne d a no ble household. These castles and palaces were the background to crucial historical events. Mr. Dunlop allows eye-witnesses to speak for themselves. We watch the Conspiracy of Amboise through the eyes of the English Ambass ad or ; w e ove rhe ar th e mur der of the duc de Guise with those who were in the next room. Thre Revolution is chronicled through the windows of Cheverny. Starting with Chinon in the days of Joan of Arc and ending with the restorations of the ni net een th c en tury , th is boo k give s the most comprehensive, and certainly the most original, picture of the Chateaux of the Loire. It is not an omnibus guide book - though it would be a very useful companion on a tour of the Loire Valley. It is not a tre ati se on styl e - but t he ar chitectural student may learn a lot from it. What it is is a book for the reader who wishes to take an intelligent interest in the buildings of one of the most beautiful and historic areas of France." Li ght wrinkl ing at top /botto m of spin e. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling, very light wear along top edge. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE SETTLE & CARLISLE ROUTE.  RAILWAY WORLD SPECIAL., Ellis, C. Hamilton; Allen, C.J.; Slindon, F.; Brock, Peter; Harris, Michael.
11 Ellis, C. Hamilton; Allen, C.J.; Slindon, F.; Brock, Peter; Harris, Michael. THE SETTLE & CARLISLE ROUTE. RAILWAY WORLD SPECIAL.
Ian Allan, Weybridge, 1988, second reprint. 
48 pp, 11 1/4" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). ISBN 0711014485 Profusely illustrated in b&w with photographs, route map, reproductions of timetables. Contents: Introduction; Renaissance of the Midland Railway; The Midland train services of 190 5; The summer 1903 timetables; Along the route (photo feature); Snows of 1947; Steam past (photo feature); Steam finale over Ais Gill; Main line steam revival (photo feature); Inspector George Gordon, Carlisle; Moods (photo feature); The s u m m e r 1 9 5 9 timetables. Interior - faint cigarette odor, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. VG+ 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
12 Erickson, Carolly. ROYAL PANOPLY: BRIEF LIVES OF THE ENGLISH MONARCHS.
New York St. Martin's Press, New York, 2006. 2006 0312316437 / 9780312316433 Hard Cover Fine Near Fine 
351 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). Colour and b&w plates. "(This book) replaces the stereotypic images with true multifaceted portraits, bringing each of England's rulers to fully fleshed life. Here is the puny Charles I, nervous, tense, and socially awkward; the frail, slight Richard II, melancholic and sad; the homosexual James I with his handsome favorites; the stuttering William II and the stammering George VI. Here also is the choleric, violent William I (William the Conqueror), bred among the chaos of constant warfare in his native Normandy, ceaselessly embattled once he became King of England. The unkingly Henry III, mild and charitable, despised by his barons for his weakness. And the well-meaning, deeply affectionate Queen Anne, whose many children all died before they could reach adulthood and who was so heavy and gout-ridden that she had to be carried to her coronation. Each ruler's life has a unique story, and 'Royal Panoply' tells that story with award-winning historian Carolly Erickson's characteristic blend of scholarly authenticity, engaging prose, and psychological insight. The focus is not merely on the tale of each reign, but on each king's or queen's entire life, for some rulers did not come to the throne until middle age, and had already led full lives before their accession. Here they are in full panoply: feudal warriors, Renaissance icons, Regency dandies, and modern constitutional monarchs, fascinating characters all." Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE ENGLISH CATHEDRALS, Felton, Herbert and Harvey, John.
13 Felton, Herbert and Harvey, John. THE ENGLISH CATHEDRALS
London B.T. Batsford 1950 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Herbert Felton, photographer. 
99 pp + b&w photographic plates, 9" H, red cloth with gilt lettering/banding on spine, top edge red. 175 b&w photographs, plus floor plans and drawings, colour frontispiece. Contents: Writer's Preface; Photographer's Foreword; Acknowledgment; Introduction; The English Cathedral; Norman Cathedrals; Early English Cathedrals; Decorated Cathedrals; Perpendicular Cathedrals; The Renaissance and Conclusion; Historical and Descriptive Notes on Each Cathedral; The Descent of Architectural Features; Bibliographical Note; Index. Very light browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block slight bump at top corner of front baord, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has moderate browning at top edge, one small edge tear, very light edge wear, small area of surface paper loss at top of spine, 1/2" dia. light stain on spine, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
14 Ferguson, Eugene S. BIBLIOGRAPHY OF THE HISTORY OF TECHNOLOGY.
Cambridge, Massachusetts Society for the History of Technology / M.I.T. Press 1968 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
347 pp, 9 1/4" H. "A personal, readable, and thorough book, (it) presents annotated entries giving both the strong points and short-comings of the works listed. Mr. Ferguson's extensive work can well be expected to emerge as the major source book on its subject for many years to come." Section headings: General Works; General Bibliographies and Library Lists; Directories of Technical, Academic, and Business Organizations; Early Source Books and Manuscripts; Encyclopaedias, Compendia, and Dictionaries of Technology; Biography; Government Publications and Records; Manuscripts; Illustrations; Travel and Description; Periodical and Serial Publications; Technical Societies, Education, and Exhibitions; Technology and Culture; Subject Fields (Monographs, Articles, and Bibliographies); Index. Minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling, small tear at top of front hinge archivally taped, a few very tiny scuffs, minor rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE CAMBRIDGE CULTURAL HISTORY OF BRITAIN.  VOLUME 3. SIXTEENTH-CENTURY BRITAIN.  (FIRST PUBLISHED AS THE CAMBRIDGE CULTURAL GUIDE TO THE ARTS IN BRITAIN: RENAISSANCE AND REFORMATION.), Ford, Boris, ed.  Dominic Baker-Smith, Malcolm Airs, Derek Traversi, Eric Mercer, John Milsom, John Steane, Maurice Howard, Nigel Llewellyn, Philippa Glanville, Michael Leslie.
15 Ford, Boris, ed. Dominic Baker-Smith, Malcolm Airs, Derek Traversi, Eric Mercer, John Milsom, John Steane, Maurice Howard, Nigel Llewellyn, Philippa Glanville, Michael Leslie. THE CAMBRIDGE CULTURAL HISTORY OF BRITAIN. VOLUME 3. SIXTEENTH-CENTURY BRITAIN. (FIRST PUBLISHED AS THE CAMBRIDGE CULTURAL GUIDE TO THE ARTS IN BRITAIN: RENAISSANCE AND REFORMATION.)
Cambridge Cambrige University Press for The Folio Society 1995 Hard Cover Fine No Jacket - (as issued) 
325 pp, 10" H. Bound in full dark blue cloth with title and shield in gold on spine. B&w illustrations and colour plates. Contents: General Introduction; Renaissance and Reformation; Architecture; Literature and Drama; The Town of Shrewsbury; Music; Renaissance Gardens and Parks; Painting and Imagery; A Tudor House: Hardwick Hall; The Crafts and Decorative Arts; Further Reading and Artists' Biographies; Index. Book is Fine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE GEORGE STUART COLLECTION OF HISTORICAL FIGURES., Foster, Keith, foreword.  Inscribed by George Stuart.
16 Foster, Keith, foreword. Inscribed by George Stuart. THE GEORGE STUART COLLECTION OF HISTORICAL FIGURES.
Ventura County Historical Society/Museum, Ventura, California, 1985. 
31 pp, 11" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). Profusely illustrated with color and b&w photographs. INSCRIBED AND DATED BY GEORGE STUART ON THE FOREWORD PAGE. The catalog of an exhibition of the amazing one-quarter life-size historical figures of George Stuart. Contents: Acknowledgements; Foreword; George Stuart - artist and historian; The Collection; The Renaissance and Reformation; The Tudors; The Stuarts; The Hanovers; The Three Louis; Marie Antoinette; The Romanoffs; The Fall of the Tz ars; The American Patriots; The American Founders; Queen Victoria; Abraham Lincoln; The Manchus. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean, very minor edge wear. Very Good+ 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
ITALIAN OPERA.  AN INTRODUCTION INCLUDING STORIES OF TWELVE FAMOUS OPERAS., Galatopoulos, Stelios.
17 Galatopoulos, Stelios. ITALIAN OPERA. AN INTRODUCTION INCLUDING STORIES OF TWELVE FAMOUS OPERAS.
J.M. Dent & Sons, London, (1971). 
179 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w plates, music examples. "...traces (opera's) development from the first fine flowering in the Renaissance and its progression to more spectacular, gay, dramatic and intense phases in the hands of such geniuses as Rossini, Donizetti, Bellini, Verdi and Puccini. The lives and careers of all the great Italian opera composers are touched upon and their major works introduced, with interesting sidelights on librettists and singers. The whole scene is related to outside developments such as the different trends and influences of France, Germany and Britain...gives in full the stories of twelve of the most popular Italian operas with musical quotations...includes a glossary and discography..." Tiny bump to top corner of boards. Dust jacket is price clipped, old price sticker on front flap, light edge wear/wrinkling - a little more at top of spine, light rubbing on spine, tiny stain on rear panel, light browning to edges. VG+/VG- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
ARCHITECTONICS OF IMITATION IN SPENSER, DANIEL, AND DRAYTON., Galbraith, David.
18 Galbraith, David. ARCHITECTONICS OF IMITATION IN SPENSER, DANIEL, AND DRAYTON.
University of Toronto Press, Toronto, 2000, first edition. 
229 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0802044514 B&w illustrations. "This ground-breaking study explores the treatment of the boundaries between poetry and history in three epic literary works: Spenser's 'Faerie Queene', S amuel Daniel's 'Civil Wars', and Michael Drayton's 'Poly-Olbion'. David Galbraith argues that each of the three national poems enters into a dialogue with classical and more contemporary predecessors and that this relationship has profound i m p l i c a t ions for understanding the English Renaissance. He explores the importance for each poem of various aspects of the relationships between England and Rome and the significance of the recurring spatial metaphors by which the territor i es o f po et ry a nd history are constituted, negotiated, and traversed. By presenting historically and theoretically inflected readings of the poems, Galbraith gives new interpretation to important problems of allegory and poetic imitation." L igh t w ri nkl ing at bo tto m of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
A HISTORY OF ARCHITECTURE IN AND AROUND LONDON.  ARRANGED TO ILLUSTRATE THE COURSE OF ARCHITECTURE IN ENGLAND UNTIL THE END OF THE NINETEENTH CENTURY WITH A LIST OF PRINCIPAL TWENTIETH-CENTURY BUILDINGS., Godfrey, Walter H.
19 Godfrey, Walter H. A HISTORY OF ARCHITECTURE IN AND AROUND LONDON. ARRANGED TO ILLUSTRATE THE COURSE OF ARCHITECTURE IN ENGLAND UNTIL THE END OF THE NINETEENTH CENTURY WITH A LIST OF PRINCIPAL TWENTIETH-CENTURY BUILDINGS.
Phoenix House, London, 1962, revised edition. 
264 pp, 8vo (8 9/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Over 150 b&w illustrations (drawings and photographs) showing buildings, floor plans, architectural details. "....(studies the architecture of London and) beyond to Kent, Surrey, Hertfordshire, a nd elsewhere up to a limit of forty miles to introduce and describe the fine houses, churches, abbeys, palaces, and other buildings deserving of public interest in some of the home counties. It could justly be claimed that no major buildi n g o f a r c h itectural merit from Norman to our own time is overlooked, and some of the greater glories of London's stone are the subject of concise yet comprehensive essays, Westminster Abbey, for example, and the peculiarly beautiful Eltham P al ac e , so su rp ri si ngly situated in what is now one of London's populous suburbs. But Mr Godfrey is far from a mere guide. His book brims with profound knowledge and an engaging enthusiasm. He understands that most of his readers are not v ers ed in t he t erm s a nd ref erences of architecture, and these are introduced one by one, and the wonders and excitements of the art of building are revealed in their various beauty. Architectural features and comparative styles, together with pla ns and de tai le d dr awin gs, are included in the 59 text figures, and there are 64 pages of plates containing 104 photographs and rare prints of buildings as they appeared in the past...." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jac ket i s p rice cli pped , h as mo derat e ed ge we ar, three very small tears - one with creases, creasing at top/bottom of spine, moderate rubbing with color loss on spine - no lettering loss, slight fading to parts of spine. VG+/G 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
20 Greenway, John L. THE GOLDEN HORNS: MYTHIC IMAGINATION AND THE NORDIC PAST.
Athens University of Georgia Press 1977 0820303844 / 9780820303840 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
226 pp, 9 5/16" H. "As an introduction to modern myth, (this book) masterfully encompasses a wide circle of historical and literary materials. John Greenway examines first the nature of time in the mythic consciousness, then the role of the Nordic past as a myth of origins from the Renaissance through the romantics. Only in the various forms of myth can man find identity, the author argues, and he sees the varying images of the Viking past as unconscious attempts by northern nations to legitimize their own values. Central to (his) methodology is his discussion of the sacred in language not itself sacred and the failure of modern myth to make the primitive distinction between the sacred and the profane. The author establishes the theoretical base of his discussion by examining the nature of time in mythic consciousness in terms of Norse myth. After suggesting several ways in which the mythic apprehension of reality conditioned medieval Icelandic narrative, (he) elaborates on the dialectical relationship between myth and reason, using as an example the conversion of the Germanic tribes to Christianity. Maintaining that myth is neither true nor false but always either expressive or not, Greenway traces the origin, rise, and fall of two great modern myths of northern birth: Swedish Gothicism in the seventeenth century and the Ossianic craze of the eighteenth. Both myths, one social, the other literary, illustrate the singular tension in the modern mind between mythic imperatives and the impulse to de-mythologize. Finally, 'The Golden Horns' traces the romantic belief in a 'new mythology' which synthesizes myth and reason from its early acceptance through its eventual repudiation. In his conclusions about the state of myth in the modern world, Greenway postulates that we have inherited the romantic respect for myth as truth but lack the romantic faith in transcendence necessary to establish myth's reality. We are trapped in a physical and moral world which we, as romantics, recognize to be symbolic in its representations, but we lack a belief in the transcendental reality of these symbols." Previous owner's name, date and small notation on title page. Dust jacket is price clipped, has light wear and wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
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