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Heads Up: “Pre-Raphaelite Drawing” by Colin Cruise

Here’s an art book that might appeal to fans of Jeffrey Jones and Barry Windsor-Smith, both of whom have had work featured on this blog:

Here are the details from

Pre-Raphaelite Drawing [Hardcover]
Colin Cruise (Author)

List Price: CDN$ 63.00
Price: CDN$ 39.69

# Hardcover: 248 pages
# Publisher: Thames & Hudson (April 1 2011)
# Language: English
# ISBN-10: 0500238812
# ISBN-13: 978-0500238813

“The paintings of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood are widely known and loved, but this book presents for the first time a comprehensive survey of the intimate world of the Pre-Raphaelites drawings. Works by Dante Gabriel Rossetti, William Holman Hunt and John Everett Millais are set beside those of their followers Edward Burne-Jones, William Morris and Ford Madox Brown, as well as lesser-known figures such as James Collinson and Frederick Sandys. Copiously illustrated with Pre-Raphaelite drawings from public and private collections around the UK, the book features an illuminating text by the renowned art historian Colin Cruise, offering a fresh and intimate perspective on this much-loved group of artists.”

With the Amazon discount, the price is right. But I haven’t made up my mind yet whether or not I will buy the book. This is one I’d prefer to browse through in person before I order.

UPDATE (12 December 2010):

Shortly after I posted the “Heads Up” for Pre-Raphaelite Drawing by Colin Cruise, the price of the book at jumped to CDN$50.40. If you order from, however, the price is a mere US$31.50 (plus shipping, if you don’t live in the USA). Even so, the total, shipping included, for a Canadian buyer is a mere US$42.06, which is actually less than the old price on with free shipping but WITH TAX ADDED: CDN$43.65. Since the US and Canadian dollars are pretty much at parity, I have now made up my mind to take advantage of the current discount and have placed an order with Nice thing about Amazon is that they make it easy and painless to cancel a pre-order if a better deal emerges at a different store at a later date.

UPDATE (21 December 2010):

Price dropped again at, so I cancelled my order and ordered from The total this time around: CDN$ 39.00, tax included. And the lesson is: it pays to pay attention.

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