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Shadow of Eros
London - The Dropmore Press, 1952 Book. Fine. Hardcover. First edition.. Acompelling biographicalcritical study of sculptor Sir Alfred Gilbert. The first edition of this text. Limited edition, number 105 of 300 copies printed. Set in Monotype Baskerville and printed on paper hand made by Hodgkinson of Wells in Somerset. Illustrated throughout,with numerous photographs of Sir Alfred's work. Sir Alfred Gilbert was an English sculptor and Goldsmith. Heexperimented with metallurgical innovations and was an idiosyncratic participant in the New Sculpture movement of thelate nineteenth century. This text begins with a biographicaldescription and analysis of Sir AlfredGilbert as a person, before moving intoBury's critical and personal view of Gilbert's work. To the rear there is a commentary of the 44 plates. Condition: In original half morocco binding with cloth covered boards. Externally, excellent with minor shelfwear. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean. Overall: FINE..
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