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Uncommon Grounds: The History of Coffee and How It Transformed Our World By Mark Pendergrast Cover Image
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Heavenly Bodies: Cult Treasures and Spectacular Saints from the Catacombs By Paul Koudounaris Cover Image
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AP European History Premium, 2022-2023: 5 Practice Tests + Comprehensive Review + Online Practice (Barron's AP) By Seth A. Roberts, M.A. Cover Image
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Socialism Betrayed: Behind the Collapse of the Soviet Union By Roger Keeran, Thomas Kenny Cover Image
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African Europeans: An Untold History By Olivette Otele Cover Image
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Classic Essays on the Jewish Question: 1850 to 1945 By Thomas Dalton (Editor) Cover Image
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Descent Into Hell: Civilian Memories of the Battle of Okinawa By Ryukyu Shimpo, Alastair A. McLauchlan (Translator), Mark Ealey (Translator) Cover Image
By Ryukyu Shimpo, Alastair A. McLauchlan (Translator), Mark Ealey (Translator)
How to Be a Victorian: A Dawn-to-Dusk Guide to Victorian Life By Ruth Goodman Cover Image
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Mein Kampf (vol. 2): New English Translation By Adolf Hitler, Thomas Dalton (Translator) Cover Image
By Adolf Hitler, Thomas Dalton (Translator)
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Assessing the Prospects for Great Power Cooperation in the Global Commons By Raphael S. Cohen, Marta Kepe, Nathan Beauchamp-Mustafaga Cover Image
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Religion and the Decline of Magic: Studies in Popular Beliefs in Sixteenth and Seventeenth-Century England By Keith Thomas Cover Image
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The Baron: Maurice de Hirsch and the Jewish Nineteenth Century (Stanford Studies in Jewish History and Culture) By Matthias B. Lehmann 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.