Leigh-on-Sea: F. Lewis Publishers, 1949. Ex-Library, Limited editon. Hardcover. g- to vg+. Limited first edition. 1/500. Quarto. 117pp. + 45 pages of plates. Illustrated white dust jacket with green lettering on front cover and spine. Green buckram boards with gilt lettering on front cover and gilt lettering & publisher's device on spine. Frontispiece is a b/w reproduction of a portrait of Girtin, tipped in. Printed on handmade paper. The book is a monograph on the acclaimed English landscape painter Thomas Girtin, covering his life and his art. The back of the book includes 45 pages of plates of reproductions of the artist's work, featuring 4 in color, tipped in, and 41 in b/w, printed on glossy paper. Dust jacket with some sunning, some closed tears and some chipping to corners and head of spine. Binding with some minor smudges to covers and minor rubbing to corners. Interior with some age toning around edges of plates. Library ex-libris pasted on at interior front cover. Dust jacket in good-, binding in very good+, interior in overall very good condition.
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