Burlington Fine Arts Club; Catalogue of an Exhibition of Carvings in Ivory, 1923
Burlington Fine Arts Club; Catalogue of an Exhibition of Carvings in Ivory.
Privately Printed for the Burlington Fine Arts Club, London, 1923. First edition. Printed by the Oxford University Press.
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 maroon cloth hardback with only very mild rubbing. Spine is a little toned. Soundly bound. Gilt top edge.
Offsetting to first and last free endpapers. Some foxing to the first few pages, and very occasionally elsewhere. Some spotting to the edge of the text block. Otherwise text is bright and clean, and plates very attractive.
Text in English.
126pp + LIV Plates with guards.
Dimensions: Approximately 320mm high x 263mm wide x 32mm deep.
Weight: Approximately 1935g (unpacked).