Luxury GIFT Ideas

Luxury GIFT Ideas

Luxury GIFT Ideas

Luxury GIFT Ideas

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LOST ENGLAND 1870-1930
PHILIP DAVIES    Book Number: 83447
Published price: £50
Bibliophile price: £30.00
Product format: Hardback

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The 1,200 priceless photographs are images drawn from the extraordinary national asset of Historic England's Archives tell their own visual story of Britain. Photography was one of the wonders of ...
CODICES ILLUSTRES
NORBERT WOLF & INGO F WALTHER    Book Number: 84168
Bibliophile price: £30.00
Product format: Hardback

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From The Book of Kells to Boccaccio's Decameron and from the Vienna Genesis to Dante's Divine Comedy, to open the world's most famous illuminated manuscript Codices Illustres is to open the door in...
MARIA SIBYLLA MERIAN
DANIEL KIECOL    Book Number: 83173
Bibliophile price: £20.00
Product format: Hardback

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A pioneering scientist and explorer as well as an artist, Maria Sibylla Merian's (1647-1717) drawings and prints continue to fascinate viewers with their highly detailed and vibrantly coloured depi...
GEORGIA O'KEEFFE
EDITED BY TANYA BARSON    Book Number: 84208
Published price: $55
Bibliophile price: £22.00
Product format: Hardback

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Georgia O'Keeffe (1887-1986) was one of the founding figures of American modernism and a pioneering woman in world art. Widely acclaimed for her abstracts, flowers and Southwest USA landscapes, thi...
VINCENT VAN GOGH: The Lost Arles Sketchbook
BOGOMILA WELSH-OVCHAROV    Book Number: 84234
Published price: £55
Bibliophile price: £26.00
Product format: Hardback

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In his foreword, Ronald Pickvance writes "Writing in the catalogue devoted to Van Gogh's drawings that were published in 1990, the centenary of his death, I noticed with regret the absence of any s...
VISUAL ARTS: A History Revised 7th Edition
HUGH HONOUR & JOHN FLEMING    Book Number: 84235
Published price: $75
Bibliophile price: £36.00
Product format: Hardback

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An extraordinary heavyweight, oft-reprinted classic from 1984, we have the 2009 most up-to-date edition which bears a golden sticker saying that it has sold 'MORE THAN ONE MILLION COPIES'. Coverin...
CARAVAGGIO
SEBASTIAN SCHUTZE    Book Number: 84158
Bibliophile price: £45.00
Product format: Hardback

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Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571-1610), was the notorious bad boy of Italian painting, at once celebrated and controversial, violent in temper, precise in technique, a creative master, and a...
HISTORY OF THE BOOK IN 100 BOOKS
RODERICK CAVE & SARA AYAD    Book Number: 84595
Bibliophile price: £25.00
Product format: Hardback

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Classic examples such as Gutenberg's 42-Line Bible and The Book of Kells, Egyptian books on papyrus like Book of the Dead of Ani, bone, bamboo and bark extraordinary books of the people of Sumatra,...
PAPER ZOO: 500 Years of Animals In Art
CHARLOTTE SLEIGH    Book Number: 84599
Bibliophile price: £25.00
Product format: Hardback

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Among the Exotic birds are the ostrich, a watercolour by Sita Ram from an album of 27 drawings of 1820, a black-breasted plovercrest 1836 and a mango humming bird by William Swainson of 1834. From...
MASSIMO LISTRI: The World's Most Beautiful Libraries
PHOTOS BY MASSIMO LISTRI    Book Number: 84177
Bibliophile price: £150.00
Product format: Hardback

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A dizzyingly luxurious volume to treasure. From the mighty halls of ancient Alexandria to the coffered ceilings of the Morgan Library in New York, human beings have had a long, enraptured relation...
LES MISERABLES: Leatherbound Edition
VICTOR HUGO    Book Number: 84610
Bibliophile price: £30.00
Product format: Hardback

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Our deluxe, Folio Society-style edition is bound in cream leather with gold tooling, decorative borders, an inset illustration of the ragged child from the publicity for the West End show and film,...
MOBY DICK: Leatherbound Edition
HERMAN MELVILLE    Book Number: 84612
Bibliophile price: £30.00
Product format: Hardback

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"And god created great whales." - Genesis. "Now the Lord had prepared a great fish to swallow up Jonah." "There go the ships; there is that Leviathan whom thou haft made to play therein." - Psalm...
ARCHIBALD THORBURN: Artist and Illustrator
DAVID WATERS    Book Number: 84648
Published price: £150
Bibliophile price: £75.00
Product format: Hardback

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SIGNED and numbered first edition, with watermarked and gilded marbled paper on a leather binding and matching clothbound sturdy slipcase (in either dark green or red - no choice available), the bo...
PRIDE OF PLACE: The Art of Carl Brenders: Slipcased
CARL BRENDERS    Book Number: 84649
Published price: £150
Bibliophile price: £75.00
Product format: Hardback

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"Please leave us the wilderness for many more generations to enjoy. This planet could be a paradise. That's what wildlife artists want to show you." And Carl Brenders certainly does. You would b...
EDWARD LEAR: THE PARROTS: The Complete Plates
FRANCESCO SOLINAS    Book Number: 84169
Bibliophile price: £30.00
Product format: Hardback

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The Black-Tailed parakeet with its beautiful yellow, red and green plumage or New Holland parakeets with crests and rouged cheeks, the rainbow coloured Stanley parakeet, almost iridescent and captu...
PIETER BRUEGEL: The Complete Works
JÜRGEN MÜLLER & T.S CHAUERTE    Book Number: 84180
Bibliophile price: £150.00
Product format: Hardback

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Pieter Bruegel the Elder (c.1526/30-1569) witnessed religious wars, the Duke of Alba's brutal rule as governor of the Netherlands, and the palpable effects of the Inquisition. To this day, the Fle...
BAYEUX TAPESTRY
DAVID M. WILSON    Book Number: 84655
Published price: $50
Bibliophile price: £25.00
Product format: Hardback

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A remarkable publishing achievement, Thames & Hudson, art publishers known for their quality of design and production, have produced a 10½" x 13½" luxury volume in which the complete Bayeux Tapestr...
TURQUERIE: An 18th Century European Fantasy
HAYDN WILLIAMS    Book Number: 84678
Published price: $65
Bibliophile price: £28.00
Product format: Hardback

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A fantasy publication, this Thames & Hudson publication has 291 glorious colour illustrations and measures 10" x 12". It is the first book to identify the key elements of what in our own time has ...
LEONARDO DA VINCI: THE COMPLETE PAINTINGS
FRANK ZOLLNER    Book Number: 84170
Bibliophile price: £30.00
Product format: Hardback

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"You'll never get to see Leonardo's art like this. So close up, in such detail. Every brush stroke is visible. Down to the last line." Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) possessed one of the greatest m...
GUTENBERG BIBLE OF 1454: Facsimile Edition Two Volumes
STEPHAN FÜSSEL    Book Number: 84175
Bibliophile price: £100.00
Product format: Hardback

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The printing press has been called the greatest invention of the second millennium. The epitome of illuminated manuscript published in Mainz around 1454, the Gutenberg Bible was the first major We...
PIERRE-JOSEPH REDOUTÉ: The Book of Flowers
H. WALTER LACK    Book Number: 83001
Bibliophile price: £50.00
Product format: Hardback

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French flower painter Pierre-Joseph Redouté (1759-1840) devoted himself exclusively to capturing the diversity of flowering plants in watercolour paintings which were then published as copper engra...
STAR TREK THE CLASSIC EPISODES: Leatherbound Edition
PARAMOUNT PICTURES CORPORATION    Book Number: 84613
Bibliophile price: £40.00
Product format: Hardback

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Between 1966 and 1969, Star Trek split infinitives and boldly journeyed through outer space and into the heart of matters that defined the human condition. This special black leather edition has g...
FRANCOISE GILOT: Three Travel Sketchbooks
EDIT BY THÉRÈSE CRÉMIEUX    Book Number: 84763
Bibliophile price: £135.00
Product format: Hardback

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French artist Françoise Gilot, born in 1921, can look back on a long history. This beautiful fold-out box set presents a hardback facsimile edition of three sketchbooks made on Gilot's travels betw...
HELMUT NEWTON WORK
FRANÇOISE MARQUET    Book Number: 84767
Bibliophile price: £30.00
Product format: Hardback

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Helmut Newton (1920-2004) is remembered as one of the most influential photographers of the 20th century, channeling sensuality and eroticism into his work. Controversial scenarios, bold lighting,...
LONDON HIDDEN INTERIORS
PHILIP DAVIES    Book Number: 84881
Published price: £50
Bibliophile price: £25.00
Product format: Hardback

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On the first attack of the Blitz alone, one in six buildings was damaged or destroyed London-wide, and in the City one in three was levelled. Despite national austerity, bold decisions were taken t...
ANGELUS & DIABOLUS
M. BOERNER AND ROLF TOMAN    Book Number: 84835
Published price: £169
Bibliophile price: £70.00
Product format: Hardback

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A companion to Ars Sacra code 84839, this is an even heavier weight, visually stunning collection of beautiful and breath-taking pieces of art reflecting the exciting contrast between Heaven and He...
HELMUT NEWTON: SUMO
HELMUT NEWTON    Book Number: 62890
Bibliophile price: £100.00
Product format: Hardback

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Helmut Newton (1920-2004) was one of the most influential photographers of all time. Controversial scenarios, bold lighting, b/w nude women were his signature. With the physically commanding 'Sumo...
NIELSEN 1001 NIGHTS
EDITED BY NOEL DANIEL    Book Number: 83000
Bibliophile price: £250.00
Product format: Hardback

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In the late 1910s, in a Europe ravaged by World War I, Danish illustrator Kay Nielsen put the finishing touches on his illustrations of A Thousand and One Nights. The results are considered masterp...