Burlington Fine Arts Club; Catalogue of a Collection of Objects of British Heraldic Art, 1916
Burlington Fine Arts Club; Catalogue of a Collection of Objects of British Heraldic Art to the End of the Tudor Period.
Printed for the Burlington Fine Arts Club, 1916. First edition. Printed by Chiswick Press: Charles Whittingham and Co., London.
The Burlington Fine Arts Club produced these substantial, luxurious hardback catalogues for their exhibitions. They were all printed on high quality paper, and lavishly illustrated with plates of the exhibits.
Provenance: From the library of John R. Menzies. He was the son of John Menzies, the founder of what was once one of Scotland's largest companies, which bore his name. They were Scotland's first wholesale bookseller, a major book retailer, and distribution company. John R. Menzies, together with his brother, greatly expanded the company in the 20th Century, with John Menzies shops located in almost every town of any significant size. His bookplate to first pastedown.
A very good burgundy cloth hardback with gilt titles to front and spine. Spine and top edge sun faded. Some general cover wear and mild scuffing. Soundly bound. Gilt top edge and some spotting to text block edges.
Some mild foxing to the endpapers and first few pages, and heavier spotting to the last few pages and endpapers after the plates. Some spotting to the edge of the text block. Otherwise text is bright and clean, and plates very attractive. One 2.5cm closed tear to the vertical edge of one of the plates, not affecting image.
Text in English.
xviv + 140pp + XXVI Plates with guards.
Dimensions: Approximately 325mm high x 272mm wide x 30mm deep.
Weight: Approximately 1735g (unpacked).