Burlington Fine Arts Club; Catalogue of Italian Art of the Seventeenth Century, 1925
Burlington Fine Arts Club; Catalogue of Italian Art of the Seventeenth Century.
Privately Printed for the Burlington Fine Arts Club, London, 1925. First edition. Printed by 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 good burgundy cloth hardback with some minor bumping and rubbing. Spine is sun faded. Soundly bound.
Endpapers are clean, but there is considerable age spotting to first dozen or so pages, plus occasional spotting throughout text. More spotting affecting the Plate title page and first plate, as well as the last two plates, although the majority fo which are nice and clean.
Text in English.
Prelims + 67pp + LV Plates.
Dimensions: Approximately 320mm high x 267mm wide x 28mm deep.
Weight: Approximately 1720g (unpacked).