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AT3A. (Durer, A), Scott, W.B, Albert Durer: His Life and Works, 1st edition, Longmans, Green & Co. 1869, 8vo, elaborately blind decorated red cloth over bevel edged boards with gilt titles to spine and monograms to spine and front board, 16 + 324pp, with an engraved title and 3 woodcuts in the text + a frontispiece and 5 engraved plates, edges stained red, engraved initial letters and tail-pieces. The first major biographical study of Durer in English, including previously untranslated documents, letters, and a complete catalogue of his works. Corners and spine ends well worn and chipped, joints worn and chipped with some closed splitting, edges of boards rubbed in places, hinges slightly strained, stitching strained in places with some gatherings springing slightly, some very occasional light foxing, untidy pencil underlining and annotation to a very few pages, but at least intelligent in content, text still reasonably solid and clean overall. A fair reading copy of the increasingly scarce original issue £25

AT4B. Jameson, Mrs, Sacred and Legendary Art, 1848, New edition, Longmans 1890, 2 volumes (complete), 8vo, matching green cloth with gilt titles to spines, gilt rules and images to upper covers, bevelled edges, top edges gilt, others uncut, title pages in red and black, 20 + 16 + 818pp including index, many engravings in text + 19 sepia toned engraved plates (many still with their original tissue guards). A study of the legends portrayed within Christian art, the first volume covering angels, the four evangelists, twelve apostles, doctors of the church and saints, the second patron saints, hermit saints, warrior saints, martyrs, and early bishops. A couple of minor marks to cloth, some occasional light foxing of text, stitching very slightly strained in places. Overall, a good + tight and externally bright set £15

AT5A. Lothrop, S.K, Treasures of Ancient America, 1 st edition, Skira 1964, Square folio, red cloth, 14 + 230pp including index, with 144 illustrations (of 145), 84 (of 85) in full colour, a few as line drawings in text, but most as large tipped in plates, with a full page map. The arts of the pre-Columbian civilizations of America from Mexico to Peru. Covers Aztecs, Maya, Chavin, Nazca, Toltec, etc, with a particular focus on religious and magical art. With the ownership signature of Austin Osman Spare aficionado Gavin W Semple to the front paste down. Minor stain to top of front end papers. Sadly lacking one tipped in coloured plate, otherwise a very good, clean and tight copy in good - (edge worn, marked, two sizable chips to top of front panel, though not affecting text or image, worn at ends of folds, a couple of closed, repaired tears to front panel) d/w £8

AT9AC. Spare, A.O, Automatic Drawing, 1st edition thus, I.H.O small 4to pbk. 2005, unpaginated (82pp + advertisement leaf), with a small coloured portrait of the author and many b/w illustrations, some full page. A reprint of Spare’s 1925 Book of Automatic Drawings, first published by Catalpa Press in 1972, together with related material by Spare, Frederick Carter, and Hannen Swaffer. Covers lightly soiled in places, very faint crease to lower corner of front cover, minor spotting to a couple of margins, text and images clean and tight. Overall, still a near very good copy of an increasingly uncommon title £40

AT9B. Stromback, D, The Epiphany in Runic Art: The Dyana and Sika Stones, 1st ed.University College London 1970, tall 8vo, stitched card wraps, 19pp + 5 plates. The Dorothy Coke memorial lecture for 1969, shows the correalations between the carvings on the Dyana and Sika stones, and the Epiphany story. Wraps slightly soiled and rubbed, v.good - £8