New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1913. Hardcover. Good+ contents, clean and tight but with occasional foxing to pages at beginnings/ends of each volume. Rear end paper of Volume I has a long hole in the middle. Covers fraying and worn. Back hinge of Vol. I separating. Art school ex-lib. pair with usual marks. Bookplate of former owners on fep of each volume.. Volume I: original blue cloth/boards. Gilt lettering and decoration. Beige cloth at spine with title area of original blue spine laid on top. xxi, 358 pp. with color frontis and 94 bw plates, with tissue guards. Vol. II: Blue cloth/boards. Gilt lettering and design; maroon cloth tape at spine with title area of original blue spine laid on top. xi, 436 with color frontis and 51 bw plates, with tissue guards. Heavy at 11 pounds and will require extra postage. The scarce US edition of this work, published by Dodd, Mead and Company, the same year as the British edition by George Allen and Company. A comprehensive study of Holbein's life and work. Includes a chapter on Hans Holbein the Elder and his family. The bookplates belonged to Theodore and Caroline Foster Sizer. Theodore Sizer was a Monument Man and a former director of the Yale Univeristy art museum.
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