1. Berger, Ursel & Volker Krahn.
BRONZEN DER RENAISSANCE UND DES BAROCK. KATALOG DER SAMMLUNG.
Braunschweig; Herzog Anton Ulrich-Museum Braunschweig: 1994.
“Founded in 1754, the Herzog Anton Ulrich Museum is one of the oldest museums in Europe. The museum is based on the Schloss Salzdahlum art collection of Anthony Ulrich, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg (1633-1714), after whom it is named”. This scholarly catalog illustrates and describes 264 Renaissance and Baroque bronzes in the collection. There is also an extensive bibliography. An uncommon title.
Hardcover. 8.5”x12”, 352 pages, black & white illustrations, dust jacket.
Fine.  $250.00
2. Binnebeke, Emile van.
BRONSSCULPTUUR / BRONZE SCULPTURE. SCULPTURE FROM 1500-1800 IN THE COLLECTION OF THE BOYMANS-VAN BEUNINGEN MUSEUM.
Rotterdam; Museum Boymans-van Beuningen: 1994.
A fine catalog of this extensive collection. The core of the collection is the made up of bronzes from the J.W. Frederiks and D.G. van Beuningen collections. Dutch/English text.
Softcover. 8.5”x10.5”, 198 pages, color and black & white illustrations.
Light soil, minor wear.  $50.00
3. Bober, Phyllis Pray & Ruth Rubinstein.
RENAISSANCE ARTISTS & ANTIQUE SCULPTURE. A HAND BOOK OF SOURCES.
Harvey Miller Publishers: 1987. 2nd printing, corrected.
An extremely important study of the antique works of art used as inspiration by Renaissance artists. “Over 500 illustrations show Greek and Roman statues, mythological and historical reliefs as well as triumphal arches together with Renaissance drawings, engravings, bronzes and paintings to demonstrate how and where these classical monuments were discovered and recorded, and how they were copied, adapted, combined and transformed into the style and iconography we now recognize as Renaissance art”.
Hardcover. 7.5”x11”, 522 pages, 526 black & white illustrations, dust jacket.
Minor wear.  $200.00
4. Bode, Wilhelm.
THE ITALIAN BRONZE STATUETTES OF THE RENAISSANCE.
New York; M.A.S. de Reinis: 1980. Revised edition.
Originally published in several volumes in a very limited edition in 1907 and 1912, Bode’s masterpiece is reissued here with a new index and extensive prefatory material by James David Draper. Wilhelm Bode, General Director of the Royal Museums in Berlin, was –the- authority on Italian Renaissance statuettes in his era, and Draper notes that, in spite of its age and inevitable defects, “the book’s wealth of illustrations has continued to make it indispensable –the mainstay of curators, collectors, dealers and scholars in general”.
Hardcover. 10.5”x14”, 111 pages with 102 black & white illustrations, plus 266 black & white plates. With the errata sheet.
Fine.  $1,500.00
5. Camins, Laura.
RENAISSANCE AND BAROQUE BRONZES FROM THE ABBOTT GUGGENHEIM COLLECTION.
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco: 1988.
The catalog to an exhibition of a remarkable modern collection of bronze statuettes, noteworthy not only for the high quality of work Guggenheim was able to assemble, but for its preference for lesser-known masters and the work of France and the Netherlands as well as Italy. Despite its late date, an uncommon catalog.
Softcover. 6”x9”, 150 pages, 53 black & white plates.
Minor wear.  $85.00
6. Fischer, Jacques.
THE FRENCH BRONZE, 1500 to 1800.
New York; M. Knoedler & Co.: 1968.
An exhibition catalog which deserves far more attention than it is usually given. It covers a most-neglected area of collecting- French bronze figures of the 17th and 18th centuries, and features a most literate foreword by F.J.B. Watson entitled “A Plea for the Study of French Bronzes”. The catalog itself is quite elegant- with its wide margins for the text pages, full-page black & white plates of excellent quality, and overall “feel” it reminds one of the elegant auction catalog of the 1920s and 30s. It comes as no surprise, therefore, to find that it was set in type by the Stinehour Press, printed at the Meriden Gravure Company, and designed by Leonard Baskin.
Softcover. 8.5”x11”, 200+ pages, 95 black & white plates.
Minor soil, light wear.  $35.00
7. Hackenbroch, Yvonne.
BRONZES AND OTHER METALWORK AND SCULPTURE IN THE IRWIN UNTERMYER COLLECTION.
New York; Metropolitan Museum of Art: 1962.
This superb collection includes stunning bronze figures from Italy, as well as medals, fire tools, plates, bowls, ewers, lamps and other lighting devices, inkstands, ornaments, vases, mortars, brackets, etc., in bronze, copper and pewter, of the 14th-18th centuries. "All of the more than two hundred objects included in this catalog, some never previously published, are illustrated, often with several detailed views. Most of them are fully discussed, relating them to other branches of art of the period in an introduction and in notes and comments by Dr. Yvonne Hackenbroch".
Hardcover. 9"x12", lxv + 64 pages of text plus 201 b/w plates.
A little marginal scuffing, a little soil, worn dj.  $175.00
8. ITALIAN BRONZE STATUETTES.
London; The Arts Council: 1961.
The catalog to a loan exhibition of 15th-18th century Italian bronze statuettes.
Softcover. 7.5”x9.5”, 46 pages plus 32 black & white plates.
Some wear, some soil, spine clear-taped.  $25.00
9. Landais, Hubert.
LES BRONZES ITALIENS DE LA RENAISSANCE.
Paris; Presses Universitaires de France: 1958.
A good general study covering the influence of the antique on the Italian Renaissance bronze sculptors and collectors, types of bronzes, techniques, regional and city styles, and the history of the collecting of the bronzes.
Softcover. 5.5”x8.5”, 119 pages plus 4 color and 28 black & white plates.
Light wear, a little soil.  $40.00
10. Leithe-Jasper, Manfred.
RENAISSANCE MASTER BRONZES FROM THE COLLECTION OF THE KUNSTHISTORISCHES MUSEUM, VIENNA.
Washington; Sacal Books, in association with Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service: 1986.
“No art form represents the Renaissance with greater eloquence than the bronze statuettes. It was essentially an intimate form, conceived in small scale yet splendid proportions, vigorously wrought and encouraging close examination. The collection of statuettes in the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna is among the chief glories of one of the greatest museums in the world. Many of these unique and fascinating works of art have never left the Museum, nor the Imperial collections which preceded it, since their acquisition, which was sometimes direct from the artists themselves”.
Hardcover. 8.5”x11”, 304 pages, many color and some black & white illustrations, dust jacket.
Fine.  $60.00
11. Motture, Peta.
BELLS & MORTARS AND RELATED UTENSILS. CATALOGUE OF ITALIAN BRONZES IN THE VICTORIA AND ALBERT MUSEUM.
London; V&A Publications: 2001.
“The collection of Italian bronzes at the Victoria and Albert Museum is extraordinary for its size, variety, and scope. The first book in English devoted to the subject, this fully illustrated volume provides a complete catalogue of a key part of this collection - 75 small bells, mortars, and related utensils mainly from the Renaissance period. Bells & Mortars contains details of inscriptions and makers' marks and substantial technical information, including data based on X-ray examination and metal analysis. Essays set the bronzes into their broader historical, religious, and pharmaceutical contexts, making this catalogue invaluable to scholars and collectors as well as those with an interest in pharmaceutical history”.
Hardcover. 8.5”x11.5”, 240 pages, black & white illustrations, dust jacket.
Fine.  $125.00
12. Pincus, Debra (ed.).
SMALL BRONZES OF THE RENAISSANCE.
National Gallery of Art: 2001.
“This far-ranging book presents the most recent research on small-scale bronze production of the Renaissance. The contributors to the volume--an international group of curators, art historians, and conservators--analyze the production and collecting of small bronze sculptures from the fifteenth through the early seventeenth century in both Italy and the North. They offer new assessments and attributions of these fascinating works of art, the result of an intense collaboration between artists and collectors. The book sheds light on the origins of the “household” bronze in Florence around the middle of the fifteenth century and on the groundbreaking developments in North Italy that followed. It reexamines the contribution of Donatello and his immediate followers in the first stages of bronze production as well as proposing a number of new attributions. Among the book’s other topics are casting procedures, including a proposal for a method used by Donatello; the spread of technological and artistic advances from Italy into the Northern countries; the work and workshop practices of sculptors of North Italy; and the assembling of personalized collections of small bronzes by German, English, and American connoisseurs from the eighteenth century to our own”.
Hardcover. 9”x11.5”, 280 pages, 1 color plate, 305 black & white illustrations, dust jacket.
Fine.  $50.00
13. Pope-Hennessy, John, et al.
RENAISSANCE BRONZES IN AMERICAN COLLECTIONS. AN EXHBITION ORGANIZED BY THE SMITH COLLEGE MUSEUM OF ART.
A little gem of a catalog, featuring 28 outstanding Italian Renaissance statuettes from American private and public collections. The catalog was designed by Leonard Baskin.
Softcover. 6”x9”, 67 pages, 28 black & white plates.
Light soil.  $40.00
14. Pope-Hennessy, John.
RENAISSANCE BRONZES FROM THE SAMUEL H. KRESS COLLECTION.
London; The Phaidon Press: 1965.
“The statuettes and plaquettes in the Samuel Kress Collection form one of the most distinguished groups of Renaissance bronzes to be found in any public or private collection. They incorporate the famous collection assembled during more than forty years by the French collector Gustave Dreyfus”. An important catalog of Renaissance bronze plaquettes, reliefs, statuettes, utensils and mortars, chiefly from Italy, but also representing the Netherlands, France and Germany.
Hardcover. 9”x12”, 333 pages, 616 black & white illustrations, dust jacket.
Light wear, some scuffing to the jacket.  $250.00
15. Pope-Hennessy, John.
THE FRICK COLLECTION, AN ILLUSTRATED CATALOG: VOL. III, SCULPTURE: ITALIAN
VOL. IV, SCULPTURE: GERMAN, NETHERLANDISH, FRENCH AND BRITISH.
New York; The Frick Collection: 1970.
The two volumes of the Frick Collection catalog devoted to sculpture. Better known for its important paintings, the Frick Collection nonetheless, as John Pope-Hennessy points out, contains “the finest collection of small bronzes in the United States and one of the finest collections of small bronzes in the world”. It also contains larger masterpieces in marble and bronze, especially some fine 18th century French examples.
2 volumes. Hardcover. 8.5”x10.5”, xxxii + 254 pages & 177 pages. Many black & white and some color illustrations, dust jackets.
Light wear.  $200.00
16. Radcliffe, Anthony.
EUROPEAN BRONZE STATUETTES. A CONNOISSEUR MONOGRAPH.
London; The Connoisseur: 1966.
A very literate, useful study which takes the small, decorative bronze figure from its re-emergence in the Italian Renaissance to Europe of the early 19th century. Small but power-packed.
Hardcover. 6.5"x10", 120 pages, 8 color plates and 76 b&w illustrations.
Light wear.  $25.00
17. Rosenberg, Alexandre P.
BRONZES OF THE ITALIAN RENAISSANCE. TWENTY-TWO UNPUBLISHED STATUETTES.
New York; Paul Rosenberg & Co.: 1981.
An extremely detailed catalog, with several descriptions running many pages, and all the descriptions fully annotated and minutely reasoned. In addition there are multiple images of each bronze, and many close –up shots of details. A most uncommon catalog.
Softcover. 8”x10.5”, 83 pages, 6 color and 162 black & white illustrations.
Light wear.  $125.00
18. VON ALLEN SEITEN SCHON: BRONZEN DER RENAISSANCE UND DES BAROCK.
Berlin; Staatliche Museen zu Berlin/Edition Braus: 1995.
A massive, beautifully illustrated catalog to an important exhibition which drew bronzes from public and private collections across Europe and America. The pieces include bronzes made in Italy as well as France, Germany and Bohemia. The introductory material includes pieces by Volker Krahn, Ulrich Becker, Elisabeth Dalucas, and Francesca Bewer. German text.
Hardcover. 10”x12”, 640 pages, 243 color and 225 black & white illustrations, dust jacket.
Fine.  $175.00
19. Weihrauch, Hans R.
DIE BILDWERKE IN BRONZE UND IN ANDEREN METALLEN.
Munchen; Verlag F. Bruckmann: 1956.
A scholarly catalog of 15th-18th century German and Italian statuettes, animals, placques, busts, heads, etc., in bronze and other metals, from the collection of the Bayerisches Nationalmuseum. There are also some French and Dutch 18th and 19th century examples.
Hardcover. 8.5"x12", 239 pages, b&w illustrations.
Spine with some wear, front cover pleasantly, but not originally, spattered with small brown spots.  $200.00
20. Wixom, William D.
RENAISSANCE BRONZES FROM OHIO COLLECTIONS.
The Cleveland Museum of Art: 1975.
The fine catalog to an exhibition of 236 Renaissance bronze statuettes, medals, and related pieces. The bronzes were all drawn from public and private collections in Ohio, and many had never before been published in a scholarly context. The catalog features good photography and detailed descriptions, and a very lengthy bibliography.
Softcover. 9”x9.5”, 184 pages, 5 color plates and many black & white illustrations.
Covers a bit scuffed and worn, some general light wear.  $40.00
And a final book, about earlier bronzes-
21. Sieveking, Johannes.
DIE BRONZEN DER SAMMLUNG LOEB.
An elegantly produced catalog of ancient Roman, Hellenistic, Etruscan and Egyptian bronze mirrors, figures, busts, and other artifacts owned by noted collector and philanthropist James Loeb. Loeb [1867-1933] retired early from the family business and spent the rest of his life traveling, collecting, and doing good things with his money. He founded the Loeb Classical Library at Harvard, became a trustee at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, and helped found what would become the Julliard School in New York.
The bronzes illustrated in this catalog, along with this ancient pottery, were eventually given to the Staatliche Antikensammlungen in Munich. Loeb explained his philanthropy by writing- “In an age when the Humanities are being neglected more perhaps than at any time since the Middle Ages, and when men's minds are turning more than ever before to the practical and the material, it does not suffice to make pleas, however eloquent and convincing, for the safeguarding and further enjoyment of our greatest heritage from the past. Means must be found to place these treasures within the reach of all who care for the finer things of life."
Hardcover. 9"x12", 86 pages of text with 12 collotype illustrations in the text and 46 gravure plates; printed on a fine, heavy cream stock; original parchment covers.
Spine soiled, boards lightly soiled; spine label perished.  $375.00