Burlington Fine Arts Club; Catalogue of an Exhibition of Art in the Dark Ages in Europe, 1930
Burlington Fine Arts Club; Catalogue of an Exhibition of Art in the Dark Ages in Europe (Circa 400 - 1,00 A.D.).
Privately Printed for the Burlington Fine Arts Club, London, 1930. First edition. Printed by the University Press, Oxford with coloured frontispiece and collotype illustrations by Emery Walker, Ltd., 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 dark green cloth hardback with only very mild bumping. Spine is a little toned. Soundly bound.
Foxing to endpapers and first few and last few pages, and very occasionally elsewhere. Otherwise text is bright and clean, and plates very attractive.
Text in English.
Coloured frontispiece with tissue guard + 123pp + XXXIX Plates.
Dimensions: Approximately 318mm high x 264mm wide x 28mm deep.
Weight: Approximately 1627g (unpacked).