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The Collection of Objects of Art Formed By James Ward Usher of Lincoln A.D. 1886 - 1900 (with ALS)
Waterlow & Sons, London 1900 - Privately published book in a limited edition of 50 copies only. Signed by Usher and with a small 4 pp handwritten letter also signed by him. James Usher was a Lincoln jeweller whose private collection formed the basis of the Usher Gallery in Lincoln. Bound in full vellum with title in wreath and triple lining in gilt to front board. Aeg. Decorative end papers. Presentation inscription on blank end paper to Frederick Andrew. 24 b & w plates of miniatures, rings, boxes and watches with brief descriptions. A supplement was issued containing further plates, but is not present with this volume. In a watered-cloth covered slipcase. The book has very light signs of wear with light soiling to covers. Inside, light spotting to eps. A couple of pages have handling signs to the edges. Slipcase is rubbed along the edges. The letter is a folded sheet on monogrammed notepaper with similar envelope. Usher writes about selling De Wint picture and the prices involved. He also talks about his project of making copies of De Wint's paintings. Usher was self-taught as an artist. Also included is a museum leaflet, undated, of the watches in the collection with colour illustrations. Local buyers can collect, but please contact me prior to ordering. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Begging Bowl Books]
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