Two volumes complete Large quarto. original blue-gray boards, tan cloth spine, paper label, all edges deckled. Profusely illustrated with full page plates, as well as in text illustrations. Volume II has complete index. With Xeroxed article from American Art Review of March-April, 1974 titled "Edwin Austin Abbey" by Kathleen A. Foster, pp. 83-95 well illustrated. Spines slightly sunned, paper labels missing, boards lightly dust soiled, endpapers slightly foxed, else fine. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Edwin Austin Abbey, Royal Academician. The ...
Publication Date: 1921
Edition: First edition.
Book Description Methuen & Co. Ltd.; NewYork: Charles Scribner's Sons,, London, 1921. Cloth-backed Boards. Book Condition: Poor. Two volumes; xiii (Vol. I); ix (Vol. II) + 518 p. + 170 plates, mostly in gravure or collotype (some color), each with tissue overlay; 35 additional ill. in text; printed paper labels on spines. Handsome production; the definitive work on Abbey as painter and book illustrator. Contents very good; however, spine extremities of both volumes slightly frayed; vertical split at center of spine of Volume II and at rear margin of spine Volume I; inner hinges if Volume I cracked. Priced accordingly. Bookseller Inventory # 009061
Book Description Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1921. 2 vols. Illustrated. 4to, publisher's linen-backed blue boards with printed paper labels on spines. First edition; one of fifty sets for which Mrs. Abbey supplied an original drawing, signed in pencil, "E. A. Abbey," placed as a frontispiece in Vol. I. Bookplate on each pastedown; some chipping to the spine labels and tanning to one spine; corners and extremities rubbed; a tight, sound set. Bookseller Inventory # 54472