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F G Dumas
Modern Artists, A series of Biographies by F G Dumas VERY RARE 1882 engravings
London: Vertue & Co, 1882. A Series of Illustrated Biographies: of Sir F. Leighton, Bart., P.R.A. Sir J.E. Millais, Bart., 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. - London, J.S. Virtue & Co., ca. 1882 (date not given) - 288 pp. - very large and heavy folio 21 x 15 inches. 33 beautiful etchings on thick paper, made by: Josef Israëls, P. Rayon, A. Gilbert, Charles Waltner, Hubert Herkomer, A. Mongin, C.O. Murray, E.A. Champollion, C.L. Courtry, W. Manfield, G. Hecht, W. Unger, Otto Leyde, B.A. Damman, Ch. T. Debois, Achille Jacquet, Ch. Courtry, Auguste Boulard, Gérard Darbiche en C.H. Toussaint. Illustrated text. Original covers and gilt tooled spine with raised bands, worn and lightly soiled as shown. Rear cover slightly discolored. Binding intact and firm, pages have scattered light spotting, more pronounced in the back pages, but none on the engraved images. Gilt pages at top, foxing on rough cut engravings as issued, each engraving has a tiny "printsellers association" stamp. Full page engraved images vary in size, usually 14 x 10 inches, but some are larger or more rectangular on the page. Newspaper obituary of last artists death pasted in on last endpaper facing text. Catawiki.com had a copy of this book for sale in an auction , date unknown, with an estimate of $840-1120, no sale realized. There are no other copies for sale anywhere. [Attributes: First Edition]
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