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Hand Illustrated Postal Envelopes

By: Swales, David

Price: $9.66

Publisher: Bishop Auckland, County Durham, United Kingdom, Pentland Press Ltd: 1996

Seller ID: 002752

ISBN: 1858213169

Condition: New in New dust jacket


In this beautiful and innovative book, David Swales studies hand-illustrated postal envelopes from their origins in the nineteenth century, to the lastest greatly enhanced forms, made possible by the use of modern materials, graphical styles and postal practices. Swales describes how the integration of clever ideas, good artwork and an appropriate choice of postal stamp into the design of an envelope illustration can result in an attractive or meaningful message of communication to send to a friend or loved one. All successful examples have, to some degree, and element of surprise for the reci... View more info

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Russian Lacquer Legends and Fairy Tales: Volume 2

By: Maxym, Lucy

Price: $25.76

Publisher: Manhasset, NY, Corners Of The World Inc: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004191

ISBN: 0940202034

Condition: As New in Fine dust jacket


This book is written by a foremost authority on Russian Lacquer Painting. This second volume completes the scope of the legends and fairy tales which are used as subject matter by the Masters of this 20th century art form. New themes, forms, colors and techniques are shown. The majority of the over 100 exquisite paintings reproduced here were commissioned especially for this book. Black cloth with gilt lettering covers the boards. The pictorial jacket opens to one large painting; slightly scuffed. ; 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall View more info