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The Writing of the Gods: The Race to Decode the Rosetta Stone By Edward Dolnick Cover Image
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Shadowlands: A Journey Through Britain's Lost Cities and Vanished Villages By Matthew Green Cover Image
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Cræft: An Inquiry Into the Origins and True Meaning of Traditional Crafts By Alexander Langlands Cover Image
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Confessions of an Egyptologist : Lost Libraries, Vanished Labyrinths & the Astonishing Truth Under the Saqqara Pyramids (Erich von Daniken Library) By Erich von Däniken Cover Image
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Building Anglo-Saxon England By John Blair Cover Image
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An Introduction to the Study of the Maya Hieroglyphs (Dover Pictorial Archives #57) By Sylvanus Griswold Morley Cover Image
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Mudlarks: Treasures from the Thames By Jason Sandy Cover Image
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1177 B.C.: The Year Civilization Collapsed: Revised and Updated (Turning Points in Ancient History #6) By Eric H. Cline Cover Image
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Forbidden Archeology: The Full Unabridged Edition By Michael A. Cremo, Richard L. Thompson Cover Image
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The Earl and the Pharaoh: From the Real Downton Abbey to the Discovery of Tutankhamun By The Countess of Carnarvon Cover Image
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Maps of the Ancient Sea Kings: Evidence of Advanced Civilization in the Ice Age By Charles Hapgood Cover Image
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Tutankhamun's Trumpet: Ancient Egypt in 100 Objects from the Boy-King's Tomb By Toby Wilkinson 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.