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The Illustrated Dictionary of Gardening, a Practical and Scientific Encyclopedia of Horticulture for Gardeners and Botanists; Volume 1 By George Nicholson, John Garrett, J. W. H. 1851-1919 Trail Cover Image
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Plant-Breeding By Liberty Hyde Bailey, Arthur Witter Gilbert Cover Image
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A Gardeners Year Book By Paul Hill Cover Image
Encyclopedia of Gardens: History and Design By Candice A. Shoemaker (Editor) Cover Image
By Candice A. Shoemaker (Editor)
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Encyclopedia of Border Plants By Hanneke Van Dijk (Editor) Cover Image
By Hanneke Van Dijk (Editor)
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Dziennik ogrodowy: Codzienny opiekun ogrodu wewnętrznego i zewnętrznego dla początkujących i zapalonych ogrodników, k By Nadzieja Milkowska Cover Image
Libro di bordo del giardinaggio: Custode quotidiano di giardini interni ed esterni per principianti e giardinieri appassionati, fiori, frutta, verdura By Lucia Angellini Cover Image
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Growing Salads in Your Garden - Good Health through Greens By John Davidson, Mendon Cottage Books (Editor), Dueep Jyot Singh Cover Image
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Gardens Schweiz / Suisse / Switzerland By Hester MacDonald, Nadège Kittel (Translator) Cover Image
By Hester MacDonald, Nadège Kittel (Translator)
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The Encyclopaedia of Garden Work and Terms By A. G. L. Hellyer Cover Image
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The Landscape Gardening and Landscape Architecture of the Late Humphry Repton, Esq By J. C. Loudon Cover Image
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1001 Plants to Dream of Growing By Liz Dobbs (Editor), Graham Rice (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Liz Dobbs (Editor), Graham Rice (Foreword by)
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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.