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The Origin of the Family, Private Property and the State By Ernest Untermann (Translator), Frederick Engels Cover Image
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The Foxfire 40th Anniversary Book: Faith, Family, and the Land (Foxfire Series #13) By Inc. Foxfire Fund Cover Image
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India Connected: How the Smartphone Is Transforming the World's Largest Democracy By Ravi Agrawal Cover Image
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Deer Hunting with Jesus: Dispatches from America's Class War By Joe Bageant Cover Image
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Our Towns: A 100,000-Mile Journey into the Heart of America By James Fallows, Deborah Fallows Cover Image
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Running Out: In Search of Water on the High Plains By Lucas Bessire Cover Image
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Farm Kids: Stories from Our Lives By Billi J. Miller Cover Image
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Up to Heaven and Down to Hell: Fracking, Freedom, and Community in an American Town By Colin Jerolmack Cover Image
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Sunbelt Blues: The Failure of American Housing By Andrew Ross Cover Image
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Arkansas Travelers: Geographies of Exploration and Perception, 1804-1834 By Andrew J. Milson Cover Image
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Going Driftless: Life Lessons from the Heartland for Unraveling Times By Stephen J. Lyons Cover Image
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Home Now: How 6000 Refugees Transformed an American Town By Cynthia Anderson 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.