This volume is in very good condition. The cover has a touch of wear at the corners, but is otherwise in excellent condition. There is a slight stain on middle of the page edges at the top, but this does not affect the pages themselves, which are in very good condition - clean and unmarked. This volume has grey heavy card boards with gilt lettering on the front and a black faux-leather spine, and there is a large French flap at front with 24 colour slides in individual pockets.The remainder of the volume is 48 pages with black and white illustrations. All the slides are in very good condition.
The first 36 pages contain an illustrated article on English painting between 1730 and 1860. The remainder of the book contains a commentary on the 24 colour slides. The included works of art are Captain Thomas Coram & Tavern Scene: An Evening at "The Rose" (William Hogarth), The Artist's Wife (Allan Ramsay), Commodore Keppel & Lady Elizabeth Delme and Children (Sir Joshua Reynolds), Mrs. Richard Brinsley Sheridan & The Harvest Wagon (Thomas Gainsborough), Snowdon (Richard Wilson), John, 14th Lord Willoughby de Broke and His Family (Johann Zoffany), Colonel Pocklington with His Sisters (George Stubbs), The Death of Wolfe (Benjamin West), A Blacksmith's Shop (Joseph Wright of Derby), George IV (Sir Thomas Lawrence), The Nightmare (Henry Fuseli), The Ancient of Days (William Blake), Croyland Abbey (JohnSell Cotman), The Hay Wain & Fording the River (John Constable), Somer-Hill, near Tunbridge & The Burning of the Houses of Parliament (Joseph Mallord William Turner), Cornfield by Moonlight, with the Evening Star (Samuel Palmer), Entry of George IV into Holyrood house (Sir David Wilkie), Early Britons Sheltering a Missionary from the Druids (William Holman Hunt) and The Last of England (Ford Madox Brown).