1936 "Vulgar Society" The Romantic Career of James Tissot 1836-1902
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First Edition, Illustrated, Publishers' Original Binding
The first edition of this work. By James Laver. Illustrated with thirty collotype plates. Collated, complete.
Concerned with the career of James Tissot, French painter, illustrator and caricaturist. He is best known for his genre paintings of contemporary European high society which were dedicated with the people and women's fashion of the Belle Époque and Victorian England.
This copy signed by Gwen Raverat to front free endpaper, English wood engraver who was a founder member of the Society of Wood Engravers. From 1920, she was elected to join the Royal Society of Painter-Printmaker, which saw Tissot as one of its first six members.
Featuring three newspaper cuttings to rear endpapers concerned with Tissot, including Terence Mullaly's article 'Complexities of Tissot'; 'Tissot Exhibition in Sheffield'; and 'Art Mystery of the '80s cleared up.'
Loosely inserted is a coloured plate with illustration by James Tissot.
Also inscribed by L Harrison Matthews to front free endpaper. He was a British zoologist, especially known for his research and writings on marine mammals.
In the original publisher's full cloth binding. Externally very smart with light bumping to head and tail of spine and extremities. Strip with book information to front pastedown. Internally, firmly bound. Light spotting scattered to leaves.
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