By Mrs. Jameson; Anna Brownell Jameson; Lady Eastlake
London   Longmans, Green, and Co
8.5" by 6" xx, 394; xv, [2], 396-818; xlvii, [1], 461; lxxv, [1], 344; xvi, 398; [5], viii-xv, [1], 472pp
Anna Jameson's complete important series on religion in art, an illustrated set strikingly bound by Zaehnsdorf.
By Mrs. Jameson; Anna Brownell Jameson; Lady Eastlake

1890-91 Sacred and Legendary Art

London   Longmans, Green, and Co
8.5" by 6" xx, 394; xv, [2], 396-818; xlvii, [1], 461; lxxv, [1], 344; xvi, 398; [5], viii-xv, [1], 472pp
Anna Jameson's complete important series on religion in art, an illustrated set strikingly bound by Zaehnsdorf.
£995.00
: 15kgs / : 912P36D

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Fine Binding, Illustrated, Leather Binding, Signed Binding

Bound by Zaehnsdorf.

A smart and complete set of Anna Brownell Jameson's successful series 'Sacred and Legendary Art', complete in six volumes.

Anna Jameson was an Anglo-Irish art historian who wrote on subjects such as art and literary criticism, philosophy, travel writing, and feminism.

In this series, Jameson explores the artistic portrays of various religious figures and spectres from the beginnings of art, up to the mid-nineteenth century. These include Jesus, angels, apostles, mary Magdalene, evangelists, and the Madonna. 

The final work in this set, 'History of Our Lord in Art', was left unfinished upon Jameson's death in 1860, being completed by her friend Lady Eastlake.

'Sacred and Legendary Art' Volume I, illustrated with a frontispiece, eight plates, and in-text woodcuts. 

'Sacred and Legendary Art' Volume II, illustrated with a frontispiece, one folding plate, eight plates, and in-text woodcuts.

'Legends of the Monastic Orders', illustrated with a frontispiece, ten plates, and in-text woodcuts.

'Legends of the Madonna', illustrated with a frontispiece, twenty-six plates, and in-text woodcuts.

'The History of Our Lord in Art' Volume I, illustrated with nine plates, and in-text illustrations.

'The History of Our Lord in Art' Volume II, illustrated with one folding plate, twenty-one plates, and in-text illustrations.

Collated, complete.

Bookplate of the Scottish-American industrialist and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie to the front paste downs. Carnegie was one of the richest Americans in history, leading the expansion of the American steel industry. 

From the library of W. A. Foyle at Beeleigh Abbey. William Foyle was the co-founder of Foyles bookshop, founding the leading bookshop in 1903 alongside his brother. He purchased Beeleigh Abbey during the Second World War, an impressive twelfth century monastery in Essex, which became home to his library, one the largest private libraries in England.

Condition

In a full crushed morocco binding by Zaehnsdorf. Externally, smart. Very light rubbing to the spines and extremities, mostly to the raided bands. Spines of 'Monastic Orders' and 'Madonna' are a little faded. A very small patch of lifting to the fore edge of the front board of 'Sacred and Legendary Art' Volume I. Very light rubbing to the front board of 'Madonna'. Bookplate to the front paste downs. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean. Tidemark to the first few pages of 'Sacred and Legendary Art' Volume I.

Near Fine

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