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Edward Strahan (Editor)
The Art Treasures of America. Being the Choicest Works of Art in the Public and Private Collections of North America
George Barrie Publisher, 1888. STRAHAN, Edward, editor. The Art Treasures of America. Being the Choicest Works of Art in the Public and Private Collections of North America. Philadelphia: George Barrie, circa 1888. Three volumes. Tall folio (12 by 16.25 inches), original quarter black leather hardcovers with corner caps, faux black pebble grain leather boards, gilt title/decoration on spine covers, reinforced faux black pebble grain leather tape over brown marbled endpapers, cut edges. Copyright 1888, profusely illustrated with 100 full-page photogravures mounted to heavy stock, as well as hundreds of in-text wood-engravings, in beautiful publisher s bindings. A splendid set in three volumes, featuring fine reproductions of the art held in public institutions and private collections throughout North America, including some of the great private American collections in their early days, including the collections of Morgan, Vanderbilt, The Corcoran Gallery, Fearing, Havemeyer, Huntington, Rockefeller, etc. Editor Edward Strahan s carefully curated selection places a special emphasis on historical, narrative and illustrative painting. First published in 1880 by Gebbie and Barrie in one volume only, this edition has been expanded. Dimensions: 4.25ʺW × 12ʺD × 16.25ʺH. Condition: Very good; volume 1 & 3 chipped spine crown/heels, front boards with slight warp, overall leather with to be expected wear with age and use, minor gilt loss, hinges starting with cracks/rubbed wear, sporadic light to moderately rubbed boards with edge wear, very minor spotting of endpapers … [Click Below for Full Description]
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