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Wildflowers and Plant Communities of the Southern Appalachian Mountains and Piedmont: A Naturalist's Guide to the Carolinas, Virginia, Tennessee, and (Southern Gateways Guides) By Timothy P. Spira Cover Image
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The Bay Area Forager: Your Guide to Edible Wild Plants of the San Francisco Bay Area By Mia Andler, Kevin Feinstein Cover Image
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Hummingbirds: A Life-size Guide to Every Species By Michael Fogden, Marianne Taylor, Sheri L. Williamson Cover Image
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Kaufman Field Guide To Birds Of North America (Kaufman Field Guides) By Kenn Kaufman Cover Image
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Mac's Field Guides: Southeast Garden Bugs (Mac's Guides (Flash Cards)) By Craig Macgowan Cover Image
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Fylling's Illustrated Guide to Pacific Coast Tide Pools By Marni Fylling, Chris Giorni (Foreword by) Cover Image
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A Peterson Field Guide To The Birds Of Eastern And Central North America: Large Format Edition (Peterson Field Guides) By Roger Tory Peterson Cover Image
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Northwest Trees: Identifying and Understanding the Region's Native Trees By Stephen Arno, Ramona Hammerly (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Stephen Arno, Ramona Hammerly (Illustrator)
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National Geographic Pocket Guide to Insects of North America By Arthur V. Evans Cover Image
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The Forests of California: A California Field Atlas By Obi Kaufmann Cover Image
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Insects of North America (Princeton Field Guides #157) By John C. Abbott, Kendra K. Abbott Cover Image
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Birdpedia: A Brief Compendium of Avian Lore By Christopher W. Leahy, Abby McBride (Illustrator) 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.