Reference and Price Guide, by Christopher Payne. First published by the Antique Collectors' Club in 1986, this reprint 1988.
This superbly illustrated book not only describes the work of Barye and artists traditionally associated with the animalier school, but includes the work of Troubetzkoy, ugatti, Pompon, the American, Haseltine, such artists as John Willis GOod and Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm, and many talented artists of the late 20th century, Kenworthy, Timym and Yarrow among them.
There is practical information too; the reader will learn the technical processes involved in modelling and casting, the importance of colour and patination and the problems to be found in the market place. There is also an index of over 700 sculptors and founders.
Hardback, in very good unmarked condition, including dust jacket (though price-clipped).