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The Forager's Harvest: A Guide to Identifying, Harvesting, and Preparing Edible Wild Plants By Samuel Thayer Cover Image
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Floriography 12-Month 2023 Monthly/Weekly Planner Calendar: Secret Meaning of Flowers By Jessica Roux Cover Image
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The Year-Round Vegetable Gardener Wall Calendar 2023: Expert Advice for Growing Your Own Food 365 Days a Year By Niki Jabbour, Workman Calendars Cover Image
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The New York Botanical Garden 2021 Wall Calendar By The New York Botanical Garden Cover Image
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Floriography: An Illustrated Guide to the Victorian Language of Flowers By Jessica Roux Cover Image
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Soil: The Story of a Black Mother's Garden By Camille T. Dungy Cover Image
How to Grow the Flowers: A Sustainable Approach to Enjoying Flowers Through the Seasons By Camila Romain, Marianne Mogendorff Cover Image
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American Wildflowers: A Literary Field Guide By Susan Barba (Editor), Leanne Shapton (Illustrator) Cover Image
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Wild Interiors: Beautiful plants in beautiful spaces By Hilton Carter Cover Image
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The Botanist's Sticker Anthology: With More Than 1,000 Vintage Stickers (DK Sticker Anthology) By DK Cover Image
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La Paradoja Vegetal By Steven R. Gundry, Olivia Bell Buehl, Maria Carmen Escudero Millaan Cover Image
Orchid Muse: A History of Obsession in Fifteen Flowers By Erica Hannickel 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.