By Mrs. Jameson [Anna]
London   Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans
8.5" by 6" xlviii, 481, [32]pp.
The first edition of the second series collection of monastic legends as represented in the arts.
By Mrs. Jameson [Anna]

1850 Legends of the Monastic Orders, as Represented in the Fine Arts. Forming the Second Series of Sacred and Legendary Art

London   Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans
8.5" by 6" xlviii, 481, [32]pp.
The first edition of the second series collection of monastic legends as represented in the arts.
£70.00
: 1.5kgs / : 800A51

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First Edition, Illustrated, Publishers' Original Binding, Uncommon

The second series of this work, the first series published under the title Sacred and Legendary Art, which ran through many editions. The first edition of the second series of this work.

Anglo-Irish art historian Anna Boswell Jameson proposes this study of monastic order legends and their representation in the arts, from St Benedict and the early Benedictines in Europe as well as their reformation, through the orders of the Augustines, the Mendicant, and concluding with the Jesuits and the order of the visitation of St. Mary. 

Richly depicted in text with eighty-four woodcuts and eleven full plate etchings. Collated, complete. Numerous leaves of advertisements to the rear. No half-title as issued.

Condition

In the original publisher's full cloth binding. Externally sound with some shelf wear and chipping to the head and tail of the spine and extremities, the cloth to the spine darkened. General light soiling to the boards. previous ownership inscriptions to the recto and verso of the front free endpaper, 'J Tinshina' dated 1941, 'Charles William Crawley' dated 1934 and 'G. Maddison' undated. The hinges are slightly strained, holding firm. Internally, firmly bound. Odd light spotting to the odd leaf, otherwise the pages are bright and clean throughout. Illustrated with eighty-four woodcuts in text and eleven full plate etchings. Collated, complete. 

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