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The Old Farmer's Almanac Flower Gardener's Handbook By Old Farmer’s Almanac Cover Image
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Hortus Curious: Discover the World's Most Weird and Wonderful Plants and Fungi By Michael Perry, Aaron Apsley (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Michael Perry, Aaron Apsley (Illustrator)
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Chasing Eden: Design Inspiration from the Gardens at Hortulus Farm By Jack Staub, Renny Reynolds, Rob Cardillo (Photographs by) Cover Image
By Jack Staub, Renny Reynolds, Rob Cardillo (Photographs by)
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The Northeast Native Plant Primer: 235 Plants for an Earth-Friendly Garden By Uli Lorimer, Native Plant Trust Cover Image
The Pacific Northwest Native Plant Primer: 225 Plants for an Earth-Friendly Garden By Kristin Currin, Andrew Merritt Cover Image
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Best Garden Plants for Colorado By Betsy Lendhorff, Laura Peters Cover Image
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The Complete Book of Ground Covers: 4000 Plants that Reduce Maintenance, Control Erosion, and Beautify the Landscape By Gary Lewis Cover Image
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The Month-by-Month Gardening Guide: Daily Advice for Growing Flowers, Vegetables, Herbs, and Houseplants By Franz Bohmig Cover Image
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Best Garden Plants for Texas By Leslie Halleck, Don Williamson Cover Image
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Taming the Potted Beast: The Strange and Sensational History of the Not-So-Humble Houseplant By Molly Williams Cover Image
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Groundcover Revolution: How to use sustainable, low-maintenance, low-water groundcovers to replace your turf - 40 alternative choices for: - No Mowing. - No fertilizing. - No pesticides. - No problem! By Kathy Jentz Cover Image
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The Drought-Defying California Garden: 230 Native Plants for a Lush, Low-Water Landscape By Greg Rubin, Lucy Warren 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.