1878 The Witness of Art or The Legend of Beauty
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Early Edition, Illustrated, Publishers' Original Binding, Scarce
The second edition of this work, scarce in all editions. Concerned with the arts and the aesthetic, with essays on the antique, modern, landscape art in poetry, the supernatural in art, and more.
Written by Wyke Bayliss, British painter, author and poet known as a painter of interiors of British and European churches and cathedrals. He was also a renowned Victorian authority on art.
Featuring black and white illustrations in text. Four leaves of 'Opinions from the Press' to front.
In the original publisher's full cloth binding. Externally with bumping to extremities, light chipping to head of spine. Previous owner's gift inscription to half title page dated 1878. Internally, firmly bound. Pages generally bright and clean.
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