1900 The Decorative Art of Sir Edward Burne-Jones
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Colour Plates, First Edition, Illustrated, Rebound, Very Scarce
The very scarce first edition of this wonderfully illustrated biography of pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood artist and designer Sir Edward Burne-Jones, by Aymer Vallance.
The Easter 1900 edition of The Art Journal, an extra number.
Known also for his rejuvenation of the tradition of stained glass art in Britain, Burne-Jones’ dreamlike paintings were often inspired by Arthurian legend, classical mythology, and the Bible.
Illustrated throughout and with four colour plates, retaining original tissue guards. Collated, complete.
Twelve pages of publisher’s adverts to the rear, and an inscription to the tail of the front wrap. With a tipped in advertisement for 'The Paris Exhibition', and a tipped in order form for a further work on the art of Edward Burne-Jones.
In a full cloth library binding, with the publisher's original paper wraps bound in. Evidence of bookplate removal to front pastedown, with no further library marks.
Rebound in full library cloth, with the publisher's original paper wraps bound in. Externally, very smart, with rubbing to back strip tail. Evidence of bookplate removal to front pastedown. Internally, firmly bound. Pages clean and bright.
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