Modern Artists. A Series of Illustrated Biographies of Sir F. Leighton, P.R.A., J.E. Millais, R.A., H. Herkomer, A.R.A., L. Alma-Tadema, R.A., P.J.A. Baudry, Josef Israels, Adolf Menzel, Carl Piloty, Hans Makart, J.L.E. Meissonier, J.C. Hook, R.A., A. Cabanel. Prepared under the direction of F.G. Dumas. Many facsimiles of original drawings, engravings, sketches and impressions of artist's studios. Artistic assessments and biographical detail are couched in the charming language of the nineteenth century.
The external condition of this very large volume is poor and it would benefit from a rebind. The maroon half morocco front board is worn and water damaged with wear and tear to edges and corners. Back board is in slightly better condition with general wear and some tearing. Spine is in quite good condition with wear top and tail and to ribs; gilt title. Hinges are cracked but binding is generally sound. Heavy duty pages with rough cut edges. Top edge gilt in quite good condition. Actual pages, tissue guards and illustrations in good condition, with some discolouration, overall a handsome book internally. Elephant folio, weighs 9kg and will be sent by courier within the UK.