London: Swan, Sonnenschein & Co, 1892. Hardcover. Very Good+. Hardcover. First editon of this authorative review of the art and literature of late 19th century England. Harry Quilter (1851-1907) was a critic, journalist, and collector, as well as a practicing artist. He states in the preface that about half of the material in the book originally appeared in various publications over the past several years, although much of it was rewritten. The contents include a history of Pre-Raphaelitism, with sections on such artists as Madox Brown, Rossetti, Holman Hunt, and Millais as well as the "lesser" Pre-Raphaelites. Other chapters are on Amy Levy, Millet Watts, Wilkie Collins, and much more. With numerous full page plates throughout. Bound in a beautiful dark blue cloth with an elaborate gilt design on front cover and spine by Laurence Housman. Light bumping else near fine. Endpapers with light foxing, and an occasional small spot on text pages otherwise very good. Gutter showing at page 361 where book was opened flat. A lovely copy of this desirable study of the Pre-Raphaelites and their contemporaries. PRERAPH/033116.
(Inventory #: 29117)
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