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Oil, Power, and War: A Dark History By Matthieu Auzanneau, Richard Heinberg (Foreword by) Cover Image
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Queen Victoria and The Romanovs: Sixty Years of Mutual Distrust By Coryne Hall Cover Image
New York: An Illustrated History (Revised and Expanded) By Ric Burns, James Sanders, Lisa Ades Cover Image
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Contemporary Europe in the Historical Imagination (George L. Mosse Series in the History of European Culture, Sexuality, and Ideas) By Darcy Buerkle (Editor), Skye Doney (Editor) Cover Image
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Austria 1867-1955 (Oxford History of Modern Europe) By John W. Boyer Cover Image
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Mods & Rockers: The Origins and Era of a British Scene By Gareth Brown Cover Image
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Three Sips of Gin: Dominating the Battlespace with Rhodesia's Famed Selous Scouts By Timothy Bax Cover Image
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Metamorphosis and Identity By Caroline Walker Bynum Cover Image
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The Odd Fellows' Primer By Michael Greenzeiger, Ainslie Heilich (Illustrator), Scott Moye (Editor) Cover Image
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Falsificar la historia / Falsifying History By Juan Miguel Zunzunegui Cover Image
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A History of Popular Culture in Japan: From the Seventeenth Century to the Present By E. Taylor Atkins Cover Image
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Conflict: The Evolution of Warfare from 1945 to the Russian Invasion of Ukraine By David Petraeus, Andrew Roberts 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.