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Author Name    Tatlock, R. R.; Fry, Roger; Hobson, R. L.; and Macquoid, Percy

Title   A Record of the Collections in the Lady Lever Art Gallery Port Sunlight, Cheshire Formed By the First Viscount Leverhulme. Vol. I: Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture; Vol. II: Chinese Porcelain & Wedgwood Pottery; Vol. III: Furniture, Tapestry & Needlework

Binding   Buckram

Book Condition   Near Fine

Jacket Condition   Very Good Plus

Type   Limited Edition

Edition   First Edition

Size   Folio - over 12" - 15" tall

Publisher   London, England T. A. Batsford, Ltd 1928

Seller ID   007360

The complete set of three volumes. The edition of this work was limited to 200 copies for sale in Great Britain and 150 copies for sale in the U.S.A. All three volumes published in 1928. With a foreword by C. Reginald Grundy. Vol. I: English Painting of the XVIIIth - XXth Centuries, With some examples of the Spanish, French & Dutch Schools, and of Original Drawings, together with a collection of Historic & Modern Sculpture; Vol. II: Chinese Porcelain & Wedgwood Pottery with Other Works of Ceramic Art; Vol. III: English Furniture, Tapestry & Needlework of the XVIth - XIXth Centuries. Letterpress printed by Morrison and Gibb, Ltd., London and Edinburgh. Monochrome plates by Herbert Reiach, Ltd., London. Colored plates by Edmund Evans, Ltd., London. Contemporary heavy-duty bindings of medium blue buckram, with crisp gilt-stamped armorial device to the front boards and with crisp gilt-stamped lettering to the spines. The bindings are immensely clean and with no apparent scuffing or rubbing. Generally unbumped spine heads and gently bumped tails, and with sharp corners, except that there is a moderate bump to the top front corner of Vol. I. All text blocks firmly bound in.13 x 10.25 inches. T.E.G. and with fore- and bottom edges deckled to a handsome effect. Vol. I with xiv and 187 numbered pages of text and with 113 plates. Vol. II with xii and 227 numbered pages of text and with 103 plates. Vol. III with xvi and 155 numbered pages of text and with 113 plates. Generally speaking the color plates are tipped in. All plates, including B&W, are on medium-weight, glossy stock. Slight off-setting to the front and rear pastedowns of each volume. Else an immensely clean set of volumes. Very gently read, as is evidenced by a number of unopened pages. Each volume housed in the original dust jacket. The DJs are of plain blue paper with black lettering. Light wear here and there at the edges of the dust jackets but all in all the jackets in impressive condition, and quite clean overall. Each DJ fully encased in a lovely new Brodart DJ protector. A Near Fine set with Very Good Plus DJs. One would be hard put to find a finer set. "William Hesketh Lever, 1st Viscount Leverhulme (1851-1925) was an English industrialist, philanthropist, and politician. Lever is noted for founding the soap and cleaning product firm, Lever Brothers, with his younger brother James in 1885. The Lady Lever Art Gallery opened in 1922."

Price = 1950.00 USD


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