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London: Sands & Co., Printed in Great Britain by The North Cumberland Press
Bound in three-quarter morocco over linen boards. Nicely detailed with gilt stamped spine with decorative ruling on the spine and boards, gilted top page edges, and marbled endpapers.
Well preserved second edition (the first edition was published 6 months earlier) on the life and works of the great painter Raphael with 31 illustrations including the frontispiece which is a portrait of Raphael. The remaining illustrations are from photographs of his most famous paintings including “The Transfiguration”, “The Nativity”, and “The Crucifixion”. Each illustration is protected by a tissue guard page that is bound into the book.
Measures 10” x 6”, 161 pages
The volume shows a tight binding and secure & undamaged hinges, lightly rubbed with wear to the edges and tips. There is some minor soiling to the back board. The leather remains whole and supple - rich crimson in color. Internally complete and clean with no foxing. Top edge gilt; fore & bottom edges trimmed, with soiling to the edges. Overall, a very attractive leather bound edition about one of history’s greatest painters.
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