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Selections From The Work of P.A. de Laszlo - DE LASZLO, Philip Alexius [ed. Oakl - 1921. 
London: Hutchinson and co., n.d.  - Signed Limited Edition. Folio. Bound in publisher's original quarter blue cloth over pale blue cloth boards, beveled edges with gilt ribbon motif to centre of front board, and gilt titles to spine; front and bottom edges uncut, blue and gilt marbled endpapers. Illustrated with 64 of his portaits in black and white photogravure. Dual language, French and English. With bookplate. In a limited edition of 300, this is number 1. Together with the author's signature to the limitation notice, and the author's bookplate opposite to half title, this is understood to be the author's own copy. Armorial bookplate, "Veritas Vincti Spes Mea In Deo", "P.A. Laszlo de Lombos, MVO". Binding is a little rubbed, bumping and some fraying to corners, bumping to spine ends, cloth is a little grubby. Internally clean, free from foxing, with some dampstaining throughout. The plates, and their labelled tissue guards, show well. De Laszlo was a significant, though now somewhat forgotten, portrait painter, perhaps one of the most significant of the late Victorian and early twentieth century periods. His subjects were typically aristocratic, or royal, or high ranking members of the Catholic church; this volume includes a representative sample, featuring the King Edward VII, Prince Chlodwig Hohenlohe-Schillingsfurst, and Pope Leo XIII - the last of which made his name in Europe. He lived and worked in Hungary for many years, though his fame spread across Europe, until the death of his young daugther in 1903 led him to move to London and become naturalized as a British citizen. In 1909, Edward VII made him a Member of the Royal Victorian Order. Despite this, he was interned during the First World War. Following Walter Sickert, de Laszlo was made President of the Royal Society of British Arists in 1930, demonstrating the esteem in which his work was held. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]
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