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Updated Oct. 23, 2017

ANTIQUE WATER COLOR BOOKS &ART SUPPLY CATALOGS

late 1800s- early 1900's

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HANDBOOK OF DRAWING - 5 Drawing and Watercolor books hardbound

and followed by a

Winsor & Newton Artist Catalog

c. 1859-61

This hardbound collection of 5 painting and drawing books also has a Winsor Newton c.~1860 catalog at the back that lists Oil Painting supplies: paint, canvas, easels, brushes and more. .
 
The catalog section in back is 32 pages- copiously illustrated with all manor of supplies available 155 years ago. The Collection of books in the front is 310 pages.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Description & Condition
 
This rare book is approximately 5 " x 7" Hardbound
 
In condition shown:
Cover is worn at the edges, the spine is in good condition with some separation on the inside covers.
There is slight yellowing to the pages and occasional light foxing.
Binding is in good condition.
Cover has some wear. There is a book plate on the inside front cover and a small "Bound By Andrews & Son, Guilford" sticker on the inside back cover.
Over all this 155 year old book was very gently used and
is in very good condition considering its age.
 
 
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HANDBOOK OF DRAWING bound art books with
Winsor & Newton Oil Painting Catalog c.~1860
SOLD

BOOK HC4

$8 shipping by US Priority Mail - ships only in USA 50 states -Sent Insured Mail - Signature will be required upon delivery.

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W. Cave Thomas MURAL DECORATION with

Winsor & Newton Artist Catalog

c. 1870

This Mural painting book also has a Winsor Newton c.1870 catalog at the back that lists Oil Painting supplies: paint, canvass, easels, brushes and more available to artists of the time.
 
The catalog section in back is 32 pages- copiously illustrated with all manor of supplies available 145 years ago. The Mural Decoration book in the front is 314 pages.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Description & Condition
 
This rare book is approximately 5 1/4" x 8 1/2" Hardbound
 
In condition shown:
Cover has gold embossed Winsor Newton Logo and Title.
Some Yellowing to pages , light foxing,stains and discoloration .
Binding is in very good condition. Pages have some folds smalls tears.
Cover has some wear. Over all this 145 year old book
is in very good condition considering its age.
 
 
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W. Cave Thomas Mural Decoration book with
Winsor & Newton Oil Painting Catalog c.1870
$190
BOOK HC1

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Winsor & Newton A SYSTEM OF WATER COLOUR PAINTING Book & Catalog
from around 1882
In the back of this book published by Winsor & Newton is a very interesting artist catalog of 64 pages.
It shows all manner of supplies for painting & drawing:Watercolor & Oil Paint, Brushes, Canvas, Palette, Easels, Boxed Sets and more- a great piece of history and a must for antique art supply collectors.
The complete catalog is copiously illustrated.
 
In the front there is a 58 page book on Water Colour Painting by Aaron Penley. It includes instructions for painting clouds, water, buildings, figures and cattle complete with recommendations for colors.
This book is approximately 7 " x 4 3/4 Soft cloth bound.. In condition shown: Yellowing to pages, binding has been taped, slight soiling, stains and discoloration .The cover and spine has small edge wear. There's some fading on the front cover.
This antique book is in very good condition considering the age this catalog and book.
 
Photos may appear different than actual size depending on screen viewed on.
 
Inside there is a list of all available watercolors & oils available at the time.
 
A great insight to the turn of the century materials
that the impressionists used.
A great gift.
 
Aaron Penley: A SYSTEM OF WATERCOLOUR PAINTING - about 1882
Including Winsor & Newton Catalog $98
BOOK SC2
$8 shipping US Priority Mail - ships only in USA 50 states - Please look at the all photos & read the whole listing. Only one is available- sold as is - no returns

In this catalog is a list of all available water and oil paint colors c.1882.

It is a great reference for understanding the painters of the time:

The covers have been taped, there is som edge wear and cover fading.
 
 

 

Front cover

Winsor & Newton Watercolor Book with 134 color samples from around 1887 - 1890

Showing the actual colors used by some of the most famous artists of the late 1800's such as John Singer Sargent & Winslow Homer
 
This book has 134 hand painted Winsor Newton watercolor samples on 5 pages of 24 color swatches and one page of 14 color swatches. Each is labeled with the color name.
 
The book contains a landmark essay on the Watercolour Controversy of permanance. With this book Winsor Newton lead the world in improving the permanance of watercolors.
 
At the same time they began rating their paints for permanance so artists could choose and trust their fine paints.
 
Also included is a brief 8 page catalog of their artists supplies from the turn of the century of every kind: Watercolor paint, Oil Paint, Boxed Sets, Inks and Brushes -see photos below
 
This book is approximately 7 1/4 " x 4 3/4 " cloth bound.. In condition shown: Many colors are amazingly bright for the age ( note photography and computer screens do not give justice the actual subtile colors) only a few colors have faded in its 100+ years of aging. There is a poor tape repair at the swatch pages. Spine and cover are crisp and show minimal wear. There are some stains and yellowing with occasional foxing and discoloration concentrated amongst the swatch mounting pages. Very nice condition considering the age of this book.
 
 
 
 
Winsor & Newton 134 watercolor sample book & catalog -$290
BOOK SC3

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 There is heavy foxing throughout the swatches. The text shows very minimal discoloration.
Spine and cover are crisp and vivid back cover>
 

See: Rare 1830's Reeves & Sons Catalog

(previously sold)

 
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