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Vintage McCall's Patterns Notebook Collection (Sewing Journal, Vintage Sewing Patterns, Gifts for Mom) By The McCall Pattern Company Cover Image
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The Act of Sewing: How to Make and Modify Clothes to Wear Every Day By Sonya Philip Cover Image
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How to Read a Dress: A Guide to Changing Fashion from the 16th to the 21st Century By Lydia Edwards Cover Image
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Gertie's New Fashion Sketchbook: Indispensable Figure Templates for Body-Positive Design (Gertie's Sewing) By Gretchen Hirsch, Sun Young Park (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Gretchen Hirsch, Sun Young Park (Illustrator)
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The Complete Photo Guide to Clothing Construction By Christine Haynes Cover Image
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Knit 2 Socks in 1: Discover the Easy Magic of Turning One Long Sock into a Pair! Choose from 21 Original Designs, in All Sizes By Safiyyah Talley, Jeanette Sloan (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Safiyyah Talley, Jeanette Sloan (Foreword by)
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Scandinavian Sweaters: Over 25 Stunning Patterns to Knit By Kristin Wiola Odegard Cover Image
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Stitches for Tailored Knits: Build Better Fabric By Jean Frost, Elaine Rowley (Editor), Alexis Xenakis (By (photographer)) Cover Image
By Jean Frost, Elaine Rowley (Editor), Alexis Xenakis (By (photographer))
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The Knitter's Handy Book of Sweater Patterns: Basic Designs in Multiple Sizes and Gauges By Ann Budd Cover Image
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Norwegian Knitting Designs: A Collection from Some of Norway's Leading Knitting Designers By Margaretha Finseth Cover Image
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Journeys in Natural Dyeing: Techniques for Creating Color at Home By Kristine Vejar, Adrienne Rodriguez Cover Image
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Every Which Way Crochet Borders: 139 Patterns for Customized Edgings By Edie Eckman 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.