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Life on the Mississippi: An Epic American Adventure By Rinker Buck Cover Image
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River of the Gods: Genius, Courage, and Betrayal in the Search for the Source of the Nile By Candice Millard Cover Image
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Icebound: Shipwrecked at the Edge of the World By Andrea Pitzer Cover Image
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Mannahatta: A Natural History of New York City By Eric W. Sanderson, Markley Boyer (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Eric W. Sanderson, Markley Boyer (Illustrator)
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Mountain Man: John Colter, the Lewis & Clark Expedition, and the Call of the American West (American Grit) By David Weston Marshall Cover Image
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The Vinland Sagas By Anonymous, Keneva Kunz (Translated by), Gisli Sigurosson (Editor), Gisli Sigurosson (Introduction by), Gisli Sigurosson (Notes by) Cover Image
By Anonymous, Keneva Kunz (Translated by), Gisli Sigurosson (Editor), Gisli Sigurosson (Introduction by), Gisli Sigurosson (Notes by)
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A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies By Bartolomé de Las Casas, Nigel Griffin (Editor), Nigel Griffin (Translated by), Anthony Pagden (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Bartolomé de Las Casas, Nigel Griffin (Editor), Nigel Griffin (Translated by), Anthony Pagden (Introduction by)
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Across The Wide Missouri By Bernard DeVoto Cover Image
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Shackleton's Boat Journey By Frank Arthur Worsley Cover Image
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The Year 1000: When Explorers Connected the World—and Globalization Began By Valerie Hansen Cover Image
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Pacific: Silicon Chips and Surfboards, Coral Reefs and Atom Bombs, Brutal Dictators and Fading Empires By Simon Winchester Cover Image
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Chronicle of the Narvaez Expedition By Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca, Fanny Bandelier (Translated by), Harold Augenbraun (Editor), Ilan Stavans (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca, Fanny Bandelier (Translated by), Harold Augenbraun (Editor), Ilan Stavans (Introduction 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.