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Geschichte der Zentralbanken und der Versklavung der Menschheit By Stephen Mitford Goodson Cover Image
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Speeches that Changed the World: A fully revised and updated edition By Simon S. Monefiore Cover Image
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Son of a Slave: A Black's Man Journey in White America By Daniel R. Smith Cover Image
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The Labyrinth of Curiosities: Journey Through Hundreds of Wild Facts and Fascinating Trivia--and Their Surprising Connections! By Fay Moss-Rider Cover Image
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Osage Avenue By Tony Gervasi Cover Image
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The Occult Roots of Bolshevism By Stephen E. Flowers Cover Image
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One Hundred Years of Old Man Sage: An Arapaho Life (Studies in the Anthropology of North American Indians) By Jeffrey D. Anderson Cover Image
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Last Men Out: The True Story of America's Heroic Final Hours in Vietnam By Bob Drury, Tom Clavin Cover Image
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They Carried Us: The Social Impact of Philadelphia's Black Women Leaders By Allener M. Baker-Rogers, Fasaha M. Traylor Cover Image
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History of the Philippines: From Indios Bravos to Filipinos By Luis H. Francia Cover Image
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The Catechism Explained By Francis Spirago, Francis Clarke (Editor), Father Chad Ripperger (Foreword by) Cover Image
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The Kind Whisper By Alan Maas 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.