1904 Literary Portraits
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First Edition, Illustrated, Leather Binding, Signed Binding
The first edition of this work.
In a signed binding by Bumpus.
An interesting work on prominent portrait painters throughout history, including Rabelais, Montaigne, Jacques Casanova, Philippe de Comines, and more.
Illustrated with a frontispiece.
Written by Charles Whibley, an English journalist and author, known for his progressive views in literature and arts.
Prior owner's ink inscription to the half-title.
In a half morocco binding with cloth to the boards, a signed binding by Bumpus. Externally, generally smart. Light fading to the boards. A small amount of loss of leather to the front joint. A little fading to the spine. A few minor marks to the boards and spine. Light spots to the fore edge. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and generally clean with some spotting. Prior owner's ink inscription to the half-title.
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