1894 Italian Book Illustration: Chiefly of the Fifteenth Century
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Illustrated, Leather Binding
Illustrated with frontispiece and eight plates, with many in-text images. Collated complete. A comprehensive study of Italian book illustrations predominantly from the fifteenth century, with reference to: decoration against illustration, the first picture books, and works from different areas. Written by Alfred William Pollard, an English bibliographer credited for bringing a higher level of scholarly rigor to the study of Shakespearean texts.
Bound in half calf with brown cloth binding. Externally, smart with rubbing and minor loss to the extremities. The odd mark to the boards. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are very bright and clean with the odd handling mark. Library bookplate to the front pastedown. Residue of library bookplate and ink inscription to the front endpaper. Library stamps to the reverse of each plate.
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