Burlington Fine Arts Club; Catalogue of an Exhibition of Florentine Painting Before 1500, 1920
Burlington Fine Arts Club; Catalogue of an Exhibition of Florentine Painting Before 1500.
Privately Printed for the Burlington Fine Arts Club, London, 1920. First edition. Printed by Chiswick Press: Charles Whittington and Griggs (Printers) 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 blue/green cloth hardback with only very mild bumping and rubbing. Spine and top edge are sun faded. Soundly bound.
Mild foxing to endpapers, and very occasionally elsewhere. Text is bright and clean, and plates very attractive.
Text in English.
Frontispiece with tissue guard + 44pp + XXXVIII Plates.
Dimensions: Approximately 325mm high x 268mm wide x 25mm deep.
Weight: Approximately 1486g (unpacked).