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Papermaking (Lettering) By Dard Hunter Cover Image
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The Art of Chinese Calligraphy (Lettering) By Jean Long Cover Image
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Foreign-Language Alphabets (Dover Pictorial Archives) By Dan X. Solo Cover Image
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The Ultimate Guide to Modern Calligraphy & Hand Lettering for Beginners: Learn to Letter: A Hand Lettering Workbook with Tips, Techniques, Practice Pa By June &. Lucy Cover Image
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The Art of Cursive Penmanship: A Personal Handwriting Program for Adults By Michael R. Sull Cover Image
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Harry Potter Hand Lettering By Jay Roeder Cover Image
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Hand Lettering 101: An Introduction to the Art of Creative Lettering By Chalkfulloflove, Paige Tate & Co. (Producer) Cover Image
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House Industries Lettering Manual By Ken Barber, Jimmy Kimmel (Foreword by), Andy Cruz (Preface by) Cover Image
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Classic Calligraphy for Beginners: Essential Step-by-Step Techniques for Copperplate and Spencerian Scripts - 25+ Simple, Modern Projects for Pointed Nib, Pen, and Brush By Younghae Chung Cover Image
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The Lost Art of Handwriting: Rediscover the Beauty and Power of Penmanship By Brenna Jordan Cover Image
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Calligraphy in Ten Easy Lessons (Lettering) By Eleanor Winters, Laurie E. Lico Cover Image
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The Bible of Illuminated Letters: A Treasury of Decorative Calligraphy By Margaret Morgan, Rosemary Buczek (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Margaret Morgan, Rosemary Buczek (Foreword by)




Situated on the main street of the historic Delaware Riverfront town of New Hope, Pennsylvania, Farley’s Bookshop and its knowledgeable, experienced staff have endeavored to satisfy the literary tastes of the area inhabitants for over fifty years. Whether you are Bucks County born-and-bred or just stopping by to enjoy the crisp river air and delightful scenery, you will be pleasantly surprised to find the largest and most diverse collection of books-in-print in Bucks County. Farley’s may have competition, but it has few peers. We encourage you to browse our website, but please remember that getting acquainted with our online persona is no substitute for exploring the narrow passageways and teeming shelves of our storefront and discovering that perfect book nestled amongst so many others.


New Hope for American Art

                                               New Hope for American Art is the most comprehensive book ever published on artists from, and surrounding, the New Hope Art Colony (also known as the Pennsylvania Impressionists). This book, with its 612 pages and over 1,000 color plates of artwork include biographies of 165 individual Pennsylvania Impressionists and New Hope Modernists as well as artists from the Philadelphia Ten, a pioneering group of women all educated at Philadelphia art schools. 

In this book, you'll find biographies and artwork from such artists as:

  • Daniel Garber
  • Edward Redfield
  • George Sotter
  • Arthur Meltzer
  • Robert Spencer
  • William Langson Lathrop
  • Kenneth Nunamaker
  • John Folinsbee
  • Henry Snell
  • William F. Taylor
  • Fern Coppedge
  • M. Elizabeth Price
  • Clarence Johnson
  • S. George Phillips
  • Rae Sloan Bredin
  • Walter Baum
  • Walter Schofield
  • Morgan Colt
  • Charles Rosen
  • Joseph Meierhans
  • Charles F. Ramsey
  • Louis Stone
  • Charles Evans
  • Josef Zenk

New Hope for American Art was authored, designed and published by James M. Alterman, an expert in the field of Pennsylvania Impressionist and Modernist painting. A longtime collector and owner of two fine art galleries, Alterman wanted to create a user-friendly book intended not only to educate collectors and enthusiasts about this art but to help train one's eye. The book offers valuable tips on how to avoid common mistakes often experienced by new collectors drawn from the author's personal experiences as a collector and fine art dealer.