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Fine Art Books

The fine art books that we offer complement the paintings that we offer. We have tried to compile the standard art reference books that every collector should own. The emphasis is on Victorian paintings and marine paintings, since that is our speciality. Of course we offer some general books like those on signatures and of the Davenport price guide.


American Artists: Signatures & Monograms 1800-1989 by John Castagno American Artists: Signatures & Monograms 1800-1989
John Castagno

A must have book for anyone collecting or dealing with American Art. A very useful tool for identifying hard to read signatures, as well as common names. 826 pages. Cloth bound hard cover.
Printed in USA. List Price $185.00
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Our Price: $159.95


Early Sea Painters by F. B. Cockett Early Sea Painters
F. B. Cockett

This is a unique introduction to a fascinating group of early marine painters working in England between about 1660 and 1730, of whom relatively little is known. 160 pages. Hard cover.
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Our Price: $38.00


European Artists: Signatures and Monograms, 1800-1990 by John Castagno European Artists:
Signatures and Monograms, 1800-1990

John Castagno

A must have book for anyone collecting or dealing with European Art. A very useful tool for identifying hard to read signatures, as well as common names. This book also includes selected artists from other parts of the world. 895 pages. Cloth bound hard cover.
Printed in USA. List Price $145.00
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Our Price: $149.95


Old Masters: Signatures and Monograms, 1400-born 1800 by John Castagno Old Masters: Signatures and Monograms,
1400-born 1800

John Castagno

This is the single most important reference book available for identifying the signatures of the Old Masters. This book, along...
380 pages. Hard Cover. Printed in USA. List Price $125.00
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Our Price: $109.00

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