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Isabel McAllister
Alfred Gilbert By Isabel McAllister With Forty Plates in Photogravure [Edition De Luxe – Numbered and Signed by GILBERT]
London: A & C Black, 1929, First Edition. Numbered Signed De Luxe Edition - no. 17 of a limited run of 100. Signed by Alfred Gilbert to the limitation page. With an original rough working sketch. 40 black and white plates (incl. the frontispiece, collated and complete) showing Gilbert's work. Cream cloth boards with gilt decoration. At the rear if the volume, loosely inserted, are six original photographs stamped “DU BARRY” to the reverse, of Gilbert’s work, press cuttings concerning his passing and works and a poem for Adrian Stokes signed “To Trouble from Arthur Wimperis” – see details on both below. Also 10 plates of Gilbert’s work. Sir Alfred Gilbert RA (1854 – 1934) was an English sculptor and goldsmith who enthusiastically experimented with metallurgical innovations. He was a central participant in the New Sculpture movement that invigorated sculpture in Britain at the end of the nineteenth century. Adrian Durham Stokes (27 October 1902 – 15 December 1972) was a British art critic with a speciality in early Renaissance sculpture and the aesthetics of stone-carving. He helped to turn the traditional Cornish fishing-port of St. Ives into an internationally acclaimed centre of modern art. Arthur Harold Wimperis (3 December 1874 – 14 October 1953) was an English playwright, lyricist and screenwriter, who contributed lyrics and libretti to popular Edwardian musical comedies written for the stage. But, with the advent of talking films, he switched to screenwriting, finding even greater success in this medium. Early in his career, Wimperis was an illustrator. For 25 years be … [Click Below for Full Description]
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