Chinese and Japanese Works of Art in the collection of Her Majesty the Queen – Now Available!

The Royal Collection includes over 2,000 items of Chinese and Japanese Art, which are distributed among the royal residencies in England and Scotland. The publication presents textiles, jades and hardstones, lacquer, glass, enamel, ivory and other materials.



  • Chinese and Japanese Works of Art in the collection of Her Majesty the Queen
  • John Ayers
  • The Royal Collection, 2016
  • 3 volumes
  • 1,296 pages with approximately 2,400 colour illustrations
  • hardback, 30 x 24.5cm
  • 9781905686490
  • £150

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The London International Antiquarian Book Fair 2016



Thomas Heneage Art Books will be exhibiting at the London International Antiquarian Book Fair this 26th – 28th May!

Opening hours:

Thursday 26th: 1pm-8pm

Friday 27th: 11am-7pm

Saturday 28th: 11am-4pm


Olympia National, Olympia Exhibition Centre, Hammersmith Road, London W14 8UX

Please join us on stand J26


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The London International Antiquarian Book Fair 2015


Thomas Heneage Art Books will be exhibiting at the London International Antiquarian Book Fair this 28th – 30th May!

Highlights include Paul Mellon’s complete set of Country Life Magazine, 1897-1997, bound in white calf, seen above on display at Spencer House.

Opening hours:

Thursday 28th: 2pm-8pm

Friday 29th: 11am-7pm

Saturday 30th: 11am-5pm


Olympia National, Olympia Exhibition Centre, Hammersmith Road, London W14 8UX

Please join us on stand D15

Now Available! Signed Copies of ‘Who Is Sleeping On My Pillow: Mamma Andersson | Jockum Nordström’

104235Reprint of the catalogue published on the occasion of the Swedish artist couples’ exhibition with David Zwirner Gallery in 2010, presenting work from the late 1980s. The republication coincides with Nordström’s (b.1963)  current show ‘For The Insects And The Hounds’ at David Zwirner Gallery in London and Andersson’s (b. 1962) forthcoming January exhibition with the gallery in New York.

Details as follows:

Colombo, Paolo, Stig Claesson:  Who Is Sleeping On My Pillow: Mamma Andersson | Jockum Nordström.  Exhibition: London, David Zwirner and New York, David Zwirner, 2014. 248 pages, illustrated throughout in colour. Signed by both artists on the title page, in black ink. Hardback. 25 x 30cms.  £ 100.00

Also available on Karin Mamma Andersson:


Hentschel, Martin and Elfriede Jelinek:  Mamma Andersson. Dog Days.  Exhibition: Krefeld, Museum Haus Esters, 2012. 104 pages, fully illustrated in colour. Hardback. 24 x 30cms.
100129   £ 50.00

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New in Today! Bertrand’s Toyshop in Bath: Luxury Retailing 1685-1765

101564The story of Bath told through the richly varied ‘toyshop’ trade in the early 18th century. Toys were expensive luxuries such as snuffboxes, buckles, porcelain and scientific instruments. Paul Bertrand’s previously unknown bank account reveals his London suppliers and his customers, including over 100 trades and occupations.

Publication details as follows:

Brett, Vanessa:  Bertrand’s Toyshop in Bath: Luxury Retailing 1685-1765.  Wetherby: 2014. 364 pages, 230 illustrations. Hardback. 24.5 x 17.2cms.
101564   £ 48.00

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New Exhibition Catalogue: The First Georgians at the Queen’s Gallery, London

Three new publications and an extensive exhibition at Buckingham Palace mark the three hundred year anniversary of the ascension of George I to the British throne:

The First Georgians: Art & Monarchy 1714-1760.  Exhibition: London, Queen’s Gallery, 2014. 496 pages, with over 480 illustrations. Hardback. 27 x 23.5cms.  Celebrates the three hundredth anniversary of the succession of the House of Hanover to the British throne, and explores the rich artistic culture of the early Hanoverian period. More than 300 paintings, sculptures, and other works of art from Germany, France, and Britain reflect the dramatic changes taking place in the early to mid-eighteenth century across all aspects of political, intellectual, and cultural life.  ISBN: 9781905686797

Price: £45.00

queen caroline

Marschner, Joanna:  Queen Caroline: Cultural Politics at the Early Eighteenth-Century Court.  2014. 232 pages, with 120 colour and 40 black-and-white illustrations. Hardback.  As the wife of King George II, Caroline of Ansbach became queen of England in 1727.  Known for her intelligence and strong character, she wielded considerable political power until her death in 1737, and was an enthusiastic and energetic patron of the arts, architecture, gardens, literature, science, and natural philosophy.  This meticulously researched volume surveys this patronage and the ways in which Caroline used it to strengthen the connection between the recently installed House of Hanover and English society.  ISBN: 9780300197778

Price: £40.00

Magnificent entertainments

Doderer-Winkler, Melanie:  Magnificent Entertainments.Temporary Architecture for Georgian Festivals.  2013. 240 pages, with 133 colour and 100 black and white illustrations. Hardback. 29 x 24cms.  An original study of ephemeral architecture and design. Drawing on primary sources such as commemorative prints, newspaper accounts, and diary entries, the author examines the spectacular displays created for large-scale public celebrations in the Georgian period, such as royal weddings, coronations, battle victories, and birthday fêtes.  ISBN: 9780300186420

Price: £40.00

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New Exhibition: Masterpieces of Chinese Painting: 700 – 1900


A rare chance to see important works of Chinese painting in London is offered by the Masterpieces of Chinese Painting exhibition at the V&A which opens this week. The exhibition runs until 19 January 2014 and the catalogue is currently in stock:

Zhang Hongxing (ed.): Masterpieces of Chinese Painting: 700 – 1900. Exhibition: London, Victoria & Albert Museum, 2013. 360 pp., numerous colour illustrations. Hardback. 28.7 x 24.7cms.

79 works are presented, ranging from the Tang Dynasty paintings from Dunhuang through to the Shanghai School of the 19th century. These include both figurative and landscape paintings lent from Chinese, American, European and Japanese museum collections in the first exhibition of its kind in the UK for over 40 years. Essays discuss the form and structure of Chinese paintings, their seals and inscriptions, conservation and the history of collecting Chinese paintings in the USA, Europe and China.  £ 40.00

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New Title: Pop Imagery @ Waddington Custot

97509Shifting the focus away from Warhol, this beautifully designed exhibition catalogue presents an eclectic selection of artists affiliated with the Pop Art movement, from pioneers such as Robert Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns to lesser known British artists working on the margins, including Patrick Caulfield, Peter Blake and Bill Woodrow. The accompanying essay by Marco Livingstone considers the pop aesthetic across a variety of media, juxtaposing the vibrant sculptures of Claes Oldenburg with the brightly coloured paintings of Rosalyn Drexler. He unites all 14 artists through the recognition of a certain game-playing spirit and thirst for entertainment in their work.

Publication details as follows:

Livingstone, Marco:  Pop Imagery.  Exhibition: London, Waddington, 2013. 96 pages, with 34 colour pages. Hardback.  21 x 26.5 cm. £ 18.00

The exhibition runs from 2nd October – 2nd November, with more information to be found here:

Also available:


Wilmerding, John:  The Pop Object: The Still Life Tradition in Pop Art.  2013. 288pp., with 90 colour illustrations. Cloth, 25 x 31cms.  Accompanies an exhibition of more than 75 important works by artists such as Jim Dine, Robert Indiana, Jasper Johns, Jeff Koons, Ed Ruscha, Andy Warhol, and many more, examining the presence of still life in Pop’s expressions of post-War consumerism. £ 45.00

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New in Today! Paul Klee: Making Visible

This new exhibition catalogue accompanies a major retrospective of the Swiss artist Paul Klee’s (1879-1940) work at the Tate Modern in London,  covering his entire career, from his initial training in Munich, through his years with the German Expressionist Group Der Blaue Reiter, and culminating with his final turn towards a more Cubist abstraction, under the influence of figures such as Picasso, Braque and Delaunay. Focuses on the methods used by Klee to document  and determine the display of his work, surveying key exhibitions from his lifetime.

Publications details as follows:

Gale, Mathew, Anja Baumhoff, Annie Bourneuf, Flavia Frigeri, et al:  Paul Klee: Making Visible.  Exhibition: London, Tate Modern, 2013. 240 pages, with 220 colour illustrations. Hardback. 25.5 x 23.5cms.  £ 35.00

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Book of the Day: Anselm Kiefer Studios

This richly illustrated volume documents the vast studios used by the German painter Anselm Kiefer (b. 1945), located in rural and urban settings in Germany, Italy and France, and considers the influence such spaces have had on his practice, at times evolving into total works of art – ‘Gesamtkunstwerk’ – in their own right.

Cohn, Danièle: Anselm Kiefer Studios. London: 2013. 320 pages, with 300 colour and black and white illustrations. Hardback. 31 x 25cms.  £ 65.00

The following publications are also available on Kiefer:

96268Mengham, Rod: Anselm Kiefer: Il Mistero delle Cattedrali. Exhibition: London, White Cube, 2012. 110pp. Cloth, 33 x 26.5cms. Documents the largest exhibition of Anselm Kiefer’s (b.1945) work ever to be held in London. These large-scale canvases explore the contemporary artist’s fascination with alchemy and German history, with many of the canvases exposed to the elements and oxidised during their composition. The exhibition takes its title from a publication by Fulcanelli (published in 1926), which claimed that the Gothic cathedrals of Europe had openly displayed the hidden code of alchemy for over 700 years. Here, Kiefer takes the Tempelhof Airport in Berlin as an apocalyptic motif, and transforms it into a latter day cathedral. £ 35.00


Danchev, Alex: Anselm Kiefer: Let a Thousand Flowers Bloom. Exhibition: London, White Cube, 2012. 45pp., with 24 colour illustrations. Cloth, 26.5 x 33cms. German artist Anselm Kiefer (b. 1945) continues to explore themes of history, landscape and myth in this body of work, which builds upon an earlier series from 2000 inspired by the landscape photographs taken on his travels through China in 1993. These monumental landscapes, however, are drawn from the Auvergne region of France, and are described in thick, neutral paint. The title is knowingly ironic and refers to a common misquotation in the West of a phrase pronounced by Chairman Mao in 1957 which led to the deaths of millions. In several of the paintings Mao can be seen either painted within the landscape, or on a section of canvas placed above the central panel in an ‘absurd dadaist’ gesture. £ 31.25


McEvilley, Thomas: Anselm Kiefer: The Shape of Ancient Thought. Munich: 2013. 56pp., with 29 colour illustrations. Cloth. 25 x 32cms. Inspired by Thomas McEvilley’s treatise ‘The Shape of Ancient Thought’, this publication sees Kiefer invite comparison between Indian and Greco-Roman philosophy by juxtaposing photographs of temple structures in the East and West. Text in German & English. £ 46.95

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