Philadelphia: Gebbie and Co., circa 1880. Hardcover. Volume I ONLY. Includes 50 photogravures. Folio. Bound in three quarter brown leather over brown pebbled cloth covered boards with gilt title to spine and front cover. Rubbing and wear to hinges and edges of boards, spine, and corners. Rubbing and minor discoloration to boards. Dampstaining to corners of first few pages, but no plates are affected. Minor foxing to margins of most pages. Occasional smudge marks but clean overall. An attractive book despite noted damage. 96 pages plus plates. This is a heavy, folio sized set and it may require an extra shipping fee.ART/062019. Very Good.
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London: Virtue and Co, 1885. Hardcover. An important Victorian magazine, known for its honest viewpoints on the fine arts. Includes five line engravings, five etchings, and two reproductions in fac-simile by E.J. Poynter, D. W. Wynfield, Henry Mosler, Edwin Douglas, Jimenez Y Aranda, and more. Articles on artists, architecture, decorative arts, reviews, and more. There is a 32 page article about Sir Frederick Leighton with many reproductions included. Black leather spine and corners over dark brown cloth covered boards with gilt title to spine. Rubbing and wear to leather on spine and corners and wear to minor wear to edges of boards. Red speckled edges. Clean, bright interior overall with occasional smudge marks to margins. 384 pages. This is a heavy, large quarto sized volume and it may require an extra shipping fee. ART/062019. Very Good.
Philadelphia: Gebbie and Barrie, circa 1880. Hardcover. Includes 60 plates and many wood engravings. Plates are by Charles Baugniet, W.A. Bouguereau, G.R.C. Boulanger, Alex Cabanel, J.L. Gerome, Hugues Merle, and many others. Bound in three quarter dark brown leather over pebbled black cloth boards with gilt title to spine and front cover. Rubbing and wear to boards and all leather. Pulls and rubbing to leather on spine and corners. Minor dampstaining to bottom corners of first few pages. Foxing, mostly to margins, of many pages including plates. Occaional smudge marks. Clean overall. Chipping and closed tears to front free endpaper. 187 pages plus plates. This is a heavy, folio sized volume and it may require an extra shipping fee.ART/062019. Very Good.
Philadelphia: George Barrie, (1878). Hardcover. Illustrated profusely with 48 plates and many wood engravings including images of the buildings of the exhibition (in the introduction). Folio in brown cloth boards with gilt title to spine and front cover. Wear to edges of boards, hinges, and corners. Heavy rubbing to book cloth on both covers and on spine. Foxing to margins of most pages. Minor dampstaining to margins of a few pages, which does not affect the images on the plates. Clean overall. Text in English. 138 pages plus plates. This is a heavy, folio sized book and it may require an extra shipping fee. ART/062019. Very Good.
London: Gerald Howe, Ltd., 1929. Hardcover. 1 of 750 copies with "Presentation Copy" stamped on limitation page. The author Welby (1881-1933) was an English journalist best known for his literary criticism and journalism. He specialized in Swinburne and Walter Savage Landor, producing a study of Swinburne and a multi-volume edition of Landor's works. Also inserted is a printed card from the publisher requesting a review of the book. With a lovely frontis by Simeon Solomon and many illustrations throughout. Bound in brown cloth boards with gilt title to spine. Slight bump to all corners, In torn and chipped dust jacket. A very nice copy of this well-regarded work. 161 pages. PRERAPH/053019. Very Good Plus.