1894 Art and Artists of All Nations HUGE 400 Page

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  • Item Category: Books, Paper & Magazines
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Oct 29, 2009
  • Channel: Auction House

1894 Art and Artists of All Nations HUGE 400 Page
This amazing antique book is so much better looking than appears in my pictures ! It measures 15 1/2" by 11" and is 1 3/4" wide with 400 pictures of famous paintings...one on every page. I am not an artist but was so impressed with this wonderful book. Dated 1894 from Bryon, Taylor & Co. of new York, the four hundred photographic reproductions of great paintings embracing masterpieces from all over the world. It includes nearly all the famous works of great artists up to that time. T is a description of each one by well known writers and art critics of the time. Over 100 years old, the cloth cover (looks like leather on spine and corners) and binding does show much wear and damage to the binding edges on the outside but the decorative gilding on the edges of the paper and the gold printing on the cover is perfect and clean. As you open it up you see the cover is coming loose from the pages in the front only (see picture) but the pages are tight and clean and perfect and odor free. The endpaper is clean but darkened on edges from age and page opposite it is brittle and ripped on edge but title page and rest of pages are perfect and not brittle at all. So, as you can tell I am not an expert on books or describing books so please ask more questions or request more pictures before bidding. I have to think this would be a wonderful gift for any artist or lover of the arts. It is VERY heavy and big so will be sent by media mail packed well to protect it.
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