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Distant Sisters: Australasian Women and the International Struggle for the Vote, 1880-1914 (Gender in History) By James Keating Cover Image
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The Civilian War: Confederate Women and Union Soldiers During Sherman's March (Conflicting Worlds: New Dimensions of the American Civil War) By Lisa Tendrich Frank Cover Image
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Women and Religiosity in Orthodox Christianity (Orthodox Christianity and Contemporary Thought) By Ina Merdjanova (Editor), Kristin Aune (Contribution by), Milica Bakic-Hayden (Contribution by) Cover Image
By Ina Merdjanova (Editor), Kristin Aune (Contribution by), Milica Bakic-Hayden (Contribution by)
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The Lady with the Lamp;Writings & Extracts on Florence Nightingale By Various Cover Image
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Celeste Parrish and Educational Reform in the Progressive-Era South By Rebecca S. Montgomery Cover Image
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Princess Masako: Prisoner of the Chrysanthemum Throne By Ben Hills Cover Image
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Appalachian Women: An Annotated Bibliography By Sidney Saylor Farr Cover Image
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Seeking an Acadian Nation: The 1930 Diary of an Evangeline Girl By Mary Perrin, Warren Perrin Cover Image
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Compelled to ACT: Histories of Women's Activism in Western Canada By Sarah Carter (Editor), Nanci Langford (Editor) Cover Image
By Sarah Carter (Editor), Nanci Langford (Editor)
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Gender in Early Modern England (Seminar Studies) By Laura Gowing Cover Image
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Maids, Wives, Widows: Exploring Early Modern Women's Lives 1540 - 1714 By Sara Read Cover Image
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Shadow Warriors of World War II: The Daring Women of the OSS and SOE By Gordon Thomas, Greg Lewis 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.