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A Biographical History of The Fine Arts

Being Memoirs of The Lives and Works of Eminent Painters, Engravers, Sculptors and Architects,

alphabetically arranged, and condensed from the best Authorities. Including the work of Vasari, Lanzi, Kugler, Dr. Waagen, Bryan, Pilkington, Walpole, Sir C. Eastlake, and Mrs Jameson. With Chronological Tables of Artists and their Schools, Plates of Monograms, etc.

Volumes I and II

By S. Spooner

1873 - Philadelphia - George Gebbie

10.5" by 7"; lxiii, xxiv, 501pp; 1150pp

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 

DETAILS

A two volume set of Spooner's History of the Fine Arts.

Vol I - A to L. Includes 24 plates of monograms with two inserts detailing monograms, explanations of terms and an alphabetical list of artists mentioned in both Vol I and II.

Vol II - M to Z. Follows on directly from Vol I, ending with Matthew Cotes Wyatt.

Originally published in 1853, the work was reissued in 1865 as a two volume set.

Shearjashub Spooner (1809 - 1859) trained as a physician, moving to New York to become a dentist. Between 1836 and 1853 he wrote several works on both dental treatments as well as the Arts. He was known for publishing a pamphlet invoking American nationalism to highlight the plight of the struggling artist. However, some say this was self-promotion of his own art! (Schneider, The Representation of the Struggling Artist in America, 1800-1865)

CONDITION

In half leather bindings with cloth boards. Gilt lettering to the spine and boards. Externally, smart with rubbing to the head, tail and joints of spines, edgewear and some slight fading to the boards. Top edges gilt. Internally, excellent. Age toning to pages, otherwise clean and firmly bound. Overall: NEAR FINE

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