The Chefs- D'Oeuvre D'Art of the International Exhibition, 1870.

Phildelphia. Gebbie and Barrie. 1878. First Edition. Illustrated with 48 full page tissue-guarded steel engravings on India paper and further by 28 wood engravings and various illustrations en texte. Tall Folio (11.5" x 17"). Exquisitely bound in full pictorial gilt tooled and titled, blind embossed straight grain morocco with gilt tooled fleural vignettes to front cover and spine. Elaborate gilt tooled turn-ins. Marbled endsheets. a.e.g. Apparently a custom bound presentation copy as previous owners name has been incorporated into the elaborate gilt design of the front cover.

A splendid collection of the finest artists of the late Victorian era. Including: Dore, Burne-Jones, Du-Nouy, Vernet, Butti, etc. The illustrative theme of the plates are scenes and figures of classical mythology.

Chipping to front hinge with some apparent starts evidently repaired (covers firm and well attatched). Mild rubbing and some scuffing to covers. Sporadic mild foxing throughout. Innocuously/marginally affecting a few plates. Overall a bright and crisp, Very Good copy.

Item #8459

Price: $300.00
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