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The Divine Comedy: Inferno, Purgatorio, Paradiso (Royal Collector's Edition) (Case Laminate Hardcover with Jacket): Inferno, Purgatorio, By Dante Alighieri, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (Translator) Cover Image
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The Anglo-Saxons : A History of the Beginnings of England: 400 – 1066 By Marc Morris Cover Image
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Bosnian St. Louis: Between Two Worlds By Patrick McCarthy, Akif Cogo, Aleksandar Hemon (Introduction by) Cover Image
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Wanderers: A History of Women Walking By Kerri Andrews, Kathleen Jamie (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Kerri Andrews, Kathleen Jamie (Foreword by)
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Pandemonium: A Visual History of Demonology By Ed Simon Cover Image
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The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism: The Complete Text - Inclusive of Notes By Max Weber, Talcott Parsons (Translator) Cover Image
By Max Weber, Talcott Parsons (Translator)
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The National Trust Book of Scones: 50 Delicious Recipes and Some Curious Crumbs of History By Sarah Clelland Cover Image
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The Destiny of Civilization: Finance Capitalism, Industrial Capitalism or Socialism By Michael Hudson Cover Image
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Riders of the Pony Express By Ralph Moody Cover Image
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The Crusades: The Authoritative History of the War for the Holy Land By Thomas Asbridge Cover Image
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Decolonize Museums By Shimrit Lee, Bhakti Shringarpure (Editor) Cover Image
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Othello: No Fear Shakespeare Deluxe Student Edition: Volume 7 (Sparknotes No Fear Shakespeare) By Sparknotes, Sparknotes Cover Image



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.