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Jewelry & Gems--The Buying Guide, 8th Edition: How to Buy Diamonds, Pearls, Colored Gemstones, Gold & Jewelry with Confidence and Knowledge By Antoinette Matlins, Antonio C. Bonanno Cover Image
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Dragon Pumpkin Carving Stencils: 25+ Dragon Patterns, Including Medieval, Ornate, Fire-Breathing, and More, Ranging from Easy to Advanced By Get Creative Pumpkins Cover Image
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The Complete Guide to Chip Carving By Wayne Barton Cover Image
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Checkering: A Book of Checkering for Beginners By Sherman L. Mays Cover Image
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Relief Carving in Wood: A Practical Introduction By Chris Pye Cover Image
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The Illustrated History of the Snowman By Bob Eckstein Cover Image
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100 Halloween Carving Patterns: The perfect Halloween pumpkin carving stencil book - DIY - For All Ages and Skills. 50 Fun Stencils fit for kids and a By Spooky Creative Publishing Cover Image
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Oxford History of Board Games By David Parlett Cover Image
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Carving Wooden Santas, Elves & Gnomes: 28 Patterns for Hand-Carved Christmas Ornaments & Figures By Ross Oar Cover Image
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Carving for Kids: An Introduction to Woodcarving By Robin Edward Trudel Cover Image
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Pyrography for Beginners: A Quick Complete Guide To Learn And Master The Art Of Woodburning, Its Basics, Patterns And Techniques With Illustrati By Jessica Prime Cover Image
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Whittling Handbook By Peter Benson Cover Image
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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.