Antique Illustrated Book'Art Treasures Of Germany', 1870s, Rare
Art Treasures Of Germany: A Collection Of The Most Important Pictures Of The Galleries Of Dresden, Cassel, Brunswick, Berlin, Munich And Vienna. With Portraits Of The Most Celebrated Masters And Explanatory And Biographical Notices. Pagination is non-continuous, with 276 pages of novels with plates, a large section of additional plates, then 198 pages of biographies. VERY GOOD for its age. No publication date, circa 1870s. Oversize hardcover, 10 x 12.6 x 2.8 inches, is bound in half brown leather, elaborately stamped and decorated in gilt on front cover. Spine has five gilt-embellished raised bands. Five spine panels have gilt stamped devices; remaining panel has gilt title. Gilt inner dentelle borders on all boards. Black and white engravings on plates, most with tissue guards. Corners and edges of leather rubbed and chipped. Surface has scuffs in few places.
Pages lightly tanned, more so at periphery, but still supple. Some pages have light brown stains in the margins.
Light foxing to some pages, mostly on the tissue coverings and adjacent pages. "Novels" are actually stories of a few pages to 20 or so pages in length, each based on a particular art work, which is itself reproduced in the book as engravings; there are 24 of these stories.
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- Year Printed: 1880
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Topic: Art History & Criticism
- Binding: Leather
- Region: North America
- Author: Gorling, A.; Woltmann, A
- Subject: Art & Photography
- Original/Facsimile: Original
- Language: English
- Publisher: Samuel Walker & Company
- Place of Publication: Boston
- Special Attributes: Illustrated