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THE THURBER CARNIVAL|James Thurber

Title: The Thurber Carnival
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THE ABDICATION OF KING EDWARD VIII|Lord Beaverbrook

Title: The Abdication of King Edward VIII
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MAKING THE MUMMIES DANCE | Thomas Hoving

Title: Making the Mummies Dance
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HOTEL FLORIDA | Amanda Vaill


Title: Hotel Florida
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MUSEUM: BEHIND THE SCENES AT THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART|Danny Danziger

Title: Museum: Behind the Scenes at Metropolitan
Museum of Art
Author: Danny Danziger

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GONE:THE LAST DAYS OF THE NEW YORKER|Renata Adler

Title: Gone: The Last Days of The New Yorker
Author: Renata Adler

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AN ENGLISH LIBRARY

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THE NEW ORLEANS MUSEUM OF ART

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THE FRENCH FOREIGN LEGION|James Wellard

Title: The French Foreign Legion
Author: James Wellard

Year: 1974
Publisher: Little, Brown

Pages: 142
Price: $3.99     
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Labels: France
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MUSEE PICASSO

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CITA EN SAMARRA|John O'Hara

Title: Cita en Samarra (Appointment in Samarra)
Author: John O'Hara

Year: 2010
Publisher: Debolsillo

Pages: 308Price: $14.99     
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Description: LN/NW Paper En español

Labels: FICTION, LITERATURE, O'Hara John
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A HISTORY OF WESTERN ART | Antony Mason

Title: A History of Western Art From Prehistory to the 20th Century
Author: Antony Mason, Edited by John T. Spike
Year: 2007
Publisher: Abrams Books for Young Readers

Pages: 128
Price: Not Currently Available     
ISBN: 978-0-8109-9421-8

Description: Fully illustrated

Labels: ARTS, Arts Painting, Arts Sculpture
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THE HANDY ART HISTORY ANSWER BOOK | Madelynn Dickerson

Title: The Handy Art History Answer Book
Author: Madelynn Dickerson
Year: 2015
Publisher: Visible Ink

Pages: 294
Price: $     
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Labels: ARTS, Arts Painting 
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THE ITALIAN PAINTERS OF THE RENAISSANCE | Bernard Berenson

Title: The Italian Painters of the Renaissance
Author: Bernard Berenson
Year: 1959
Publisher: Phaidon

Pages: 488
Price: $14.99   
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Description: LN/VG Puckered wrappers Bookplate

Labels:  ARTS, Arts Painting, Bernard Berenson
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THE RARE ART TRADITIONS | Joseph Alsop

Title: The Rare Art Traditions The History of Art Collecting and its Linked Phenomena
Author: Joseph Alsop
Year: 1982
Publisher: Harper & Row

Pages: 692
Price: $19.99     
ISBN:006-010091-5

Description: LN/LN Bookplate

Labels: ARTS, Arts Painting, Arts Sculpture, Alsop Joseph
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EQUESTRIAN STYLE|Vicky Moon

Title: Equestrian Style: Home Design, Couture, etc.
Author: Vicky Moon
Year: 2008
Publisher: Clarkson Potter

Pages: 256

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ART OF DRAWING & PAINTING|Walter T. Foster et al

Title: Art of Drawing & Painting  (...Horses and Ponies)Author: Walter T. Foster et al
Year: 2011
Publisher: Metro Books

Pages: 144

Price: $4.99    
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Label: ARTS, Arts Painting, EQUESTRIANISM
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LEGER|Anna Vallye, Editor

Title: Leger: Modern Art and the Metropolis
Author: Anna Vallye, Editor
Year: 2014
Publisher: Philadelphia Museum of Art

Pages: 276

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Label: ARTS, Arts Painting, Philadelphia Museum of Art 
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GAUGUIN CEZANNE MATISSE|Joseph J. Rishel, Editor

Title: Gauguin Cezanne Matisse: Visions of Arcadia
Author: Joseph J. Rishel, Editor
Year: 2012
Publisher: Philadelphia Museum of Art

Pages: 246

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Label: ARTS, Arts Painting, Philadelphia Museum of Art
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THE HORSE IN ART|John Baskett

Title: The Horse in Art
Author: John Baskett
Year: 2006
Publisher: Yale University Press

Pages: 192

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Label: ARTS, Arts Painting, EQUESTRIANISM
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BRITISH PAINTING|Richard Dorment

Title: British Painting in the Philadelphia Museum of Art
Author: Richard Dorment
Year: 1986
Publisher: Philadelphia Museum of Art

Pages: 468

Price: $24.99     
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Description: LN/NW Paper Bookplate
Label: ARTS, Arts Painting, Philadelphia Museum of Art, United Kingdom
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THE ART OF GEORGE STUBBS|Venetia Morrison

Title: The Art of George Stubbs
Author: Venetia Morrison
Year: 2001
Publisher: The Wellington Press

Pages: 192

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Label: ARTS, Arts Painting, George Stubbs, EQUESTRIANISM
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STUBBS|Basil Taylor

Title: Stubbs
Author: Basil Taylor
Year: 1971
Publisher: Harper & Row

Pages: 220

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Label: ARTS, Arts Painting, George Stubbs, EQUESTRIANISM
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BRITISH SPORTING PAINTINGS|Judy Egerton

Title: British Sporting Paintings, The Paul Mellon Collection in the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Author: Judy Egerton
Year: 1985
Publisher: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Pages: 88
Price: $9.99     
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Label: ARTS, Arts Painting, EQUESTRIANISM, George Stubbs
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NANCY CUNARD|Anne Chisholm

Title: Nancy Cunard
Author: Anne Chisholm
Year: 1979
Publisher: Knopf

Pages: 368
Price: $2.99     
ISBN: 0-394-49200-5

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DANGEROUS MUSE | Nancy Schoenberger

Title: Dangerous Muse: The Life of Lady Caroline Blackwood
Author: Nancy Schoenberger
Year: 2001
Publisher: Da Capo Press

Pages: 178
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Label: BIOGRAPHY  
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THREE SHORT NOVELS | Kay Boyle

Title: Three Short Novels
Author: Kay Boyle
Year: 1991
Publisher: New Directions

Pages: 262
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Label:  BOOKS, FICTION, Boyle Kay

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ABOUT TOWN | Ben Yagoda

Title: About Town: The New Yorker and the World It Made
Author: Ben Yagoda
Year:2000
Publisher: Scribner

Pages: 480
Price: $9.99     
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Label:  BOOKS, New Yorker

Description: N/N

GRANT WOOD | Kate F. Jennings

Title: Grant Wood
Author: Kate F. Jennings
Year: 2005  
Publisher: World Publications Group
Pages: 112
Price: $ 9.99     
ISBN: 1-57215-357-1
Label:  ARTS, Arts Painting

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THE YEARS WITH ROSS | James Thurber

Title: Years With Ross
Author: James Thurber
Year: 1959  
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press
Pages: 310
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Label: New Yorker

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SWEET AND SOUR | John O'Hara

Title: Sweet and Sour    
Author: John O'Hara
Year: 1954 FIRST   
Publisher: Random House
Pages: 162
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Label: John O'Hara, New Yorker, LITERATURE

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EVERYTHING IS CINEMA: THE WORKING LIFE OF JEAN-LUC GODARD | Richard Brody

Title: Everything is Cinema: The Working Life of Jean-Luc Godard
Author: Richard Brody
Year:  2008 
Publisher: Henry Holt
Pages: 702
Price: $19.99      
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Label: ARTS, Arts Biography, Arts Cinema, New Yorker

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M.F.K. FISHER JULIA CHILD & ALICE WATERS: CELEBRATING THE PLEASURES OF THE TABLE | Joan Reardon

Title: M.F.K. Fisher Julia Child & Alice Waters: Celebrating the Pleasures of the Table    
Author: Joan Reardon
Year: 1994 FIRST  
Publisher: Harmony Books
Pages: 302
Price: $9.99      
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Label: COOKERY, M.F.K. Fisher

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M.F.K. FISHER AMONG THE POTS AND PANS | Joan Reardon

Title: M.F.K. Fisher Among the Pots and Pans: Celebrating Her Kitchens    
Author: Joan Reardon
Year: 2008 FIRST  
Publisher: University of California Press
Pages: 170
Price: $9.99      
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Label: COOKERY, M.F.K. Fisher
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AS THEY WERE | M.F.K. Fisher

Title: As They Were    
Author: M.F.K. Fisher
Year: 1982 FIRST   
Publisher: Knopf
Pages: 262
Price: $ .99      
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Label: COOKERY, M.F.K. Fisher, Travel Memoir, New Yorker
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TWO TOWNS IN PROVENCE | M.F.K. FISHER

Title: Two Towns in Provence    
Author: M.F.K. Fisher
Year: 1981  
Publisher: Vintage
Pages: 210
Price: $9.99      
ISBN: 0-394-71631-0
Label: COOKERY, Fisher M.F.K.
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THE BARNES FOUNDATION: REALITY VS. MYTH | Gilbert M. Cantor

Title: The Barnes Foundation    
Author: Gilbert M. Cantor
Year: 1974 2nd edition   
Publisher: Consolidated/Drake Press
Pages: 218
Price: $9.99      
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Label: ARTS, Arts Museums, Barnes Foundation
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THE ART IN PAINTING | Albert C. Barnes

Title: The Art in Painting     
Author: Albert C. Barnes
Year: 1976 4th printing 
Publisher: Barnes Foundation
Pages: 522
Price: $24.99      
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Label: ARTS, Arts Painting, Barnes Albert C., Barnes Foundation
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PHILADELPHIA: THREE CENTURIES OF AMERICAN ART

Title: Philadelphia: Three Centuries of American Art    
Author: Anne d'Harnoncourt, et al
Year: 1990  
Publisher: Philadelphia Museum of Art
Pages: 666
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ISBN: 0-87633-016-2
Label: ARTS, Arts Museums, Philadelphia Museum of Art
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PAPER ILLUSIONS: THE ART OF ISABELLE DE BORCHGRAVE

Title: Paper Illusions; The Art of Isabelle de Borchgrave     
Author: Barbara and René Stoeltie
Year: 2008   
Publisher: Abrams
Pages: Unpaginated (Circa 200)
Price: $14.99       
ISBN:
Label: ARTS
Description: N/N  

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GAUGUIN CEZANNE MATISSE: VISIONS OF ARCADIA

Title:  Gauguin Cézanne Matisse: Visions of Arcadia   
Author: Joseph J. Rishel, editor
Year: 2012  
Publisher: Philadelphia Museum of Art
Pages: 244
Price: $19.99       
ISBN:
Label: ARTS, Arts Painting, Philadelphia Museum of Art
Description: LN/LN Bookplate 

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ITALIAN PAINTINGS 1250-1450: JOHN G. JOHNSON COLLECTION AND THE PHILADELPHIA MUSEUM OF ART

Title: Italian Paintings 1250-1450: John G. Johnson Collection and the Philadelphia Museum of Art     
Author: Philadelphia Museum of Art
Year: 2004 
Publisher: Philadelphia Museum of Art
Pages: 556
Price: $14.99       
ISBN:
Label: ARTS, Arts Painting, Philadelphia Museum of Art
Description: LN/NW Paper Bookplate Catalogue

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CHRISTO AND JEANNE-CLAUDE IN THE VOGEL COLLECTION

Title: Christo and Jeanne-Claude in the Vogel Collection    
Author: National Gallery
Year: 2002   
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams, Inc.
Pages: 144
Price: $14.99       
ISBN:
Label: ARTS, Arts Illustration
Description:  N/N Catalog Fully illustrated

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