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The Illustrated Exhibitor and Magazine of Art: Collected from the Various Departments of Painting, Sculpture, Architecture, History, Biography, Art-Industry, Manufactures, Inventions and Discoveries, Local and Domestic Scenes, Ornamental Works, etc., etc.

By Various

1852 - London - John Cassell

11" by 7.5"; 412pp.; 408pp. [16]

 

 
 
 

 

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A two volumes in one of the nineteenth-century periodical The Illustrated Exhibitor and Magazine of Art.

The Magazine of Art was an illustrated monthly British journal devoted to the visual arts, published from May 1878 to July 1904 in London and New York by Cassell, Petter, Galpin & Co. It included reviews of exhibitions, articles about artists and all branches of the visual arts, as well as some poetry, and was lavishly illustrated by leading engravers of the period such as William Biscombe Gardner. Its origins can be traced back to May 1851, when the House of Cassell started publication of a journal devoted to The Great Exhibition of that year.

Both volumes are copiously illustrated throughout, with subjects ranging from architecture, historical, natural history, needlework, portrats, and views of cities and public buildings.

There is a fold-out plate to page 337 - the 'Funeral Procession of the Late Duke Wellington, Nov. 18, 1852'.

CONDITION

In a half-calf binding with marbled boards. Externally a trifle rubbed, with wear to the extremities. Joints starting but firm. The pages vary in quality - for the most part they are very clean throughout, though there is evidence of off-setting, the occasional tidemark, and browning due to age. Closed tear to fold-out plate on page 337. Bookplate to front pastedown with sticker residue. Overall: GOOD ONLY.


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