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The Art Journal for 1877 [and] The Art Journal for 1878


New York

D. Appleton


2 vols. New Series, Vols. 4 & 5. vi, 384; vi, 380 pp. Illustrated with 72 steel-engraved plates, with tissue-guards; plus numerous wood engravings throughout the text. (4to) 12½x9½, bound in full period morocco, Vol. 4 green, Vol. 5 brown, both decoratively tooled and lettered in gilt on the spines and front covers, decorative brown and black marginal stamping, marbled endpapers, beveled edges, hinges enforced with cloth, all edges gilt. A profusely illustrated set with attractive steel-engraved plates and other wood-engraved scenes of historical and literary figures. Scenes and articles from around the world include: Scenery of the Pacific Railway; Traditions of Christian Art; The Stately Homes of England; Works of Edward J. Poynter; Norway; Japanese Art; Symbols in art; Medicean Porcelain and other antiques; Works of Richard Beavis; Works of Francis John Wyburd; Works of Edmund J. Niemann; Ancient Irish Art, and more. Includes steel-engraved plate after a painting by Gustave Doré; also the publisher's prospectus for Freeman's "Gatherings from an Artist's Portfolio," is laid in.

Lot Amendments

Joints and extremities rubbed, light soiling, minor scuffs to leather; 1878 volume with front joint split through and front board loose; 1877 volume with faint waterstains to lower margin on pp. 71-75; rear hinge of 1878 volume tender; plates and text fairly clean and intact with only occasional slight fingering and/or foxing (more so to 1878 volume); else a very good or better set.

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