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The Cosmopolitan Art Journal: A Record of Art, Biography, and General Literature. Vol. II, 1857-58 & Vol. IV, 1860.

Cosmopolitan Art Association.

Published by Cosmopolitan Art Association, 1858-1860., New York:, 1858
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2 vols. 4to. [iv], 259, [ads 1]; [iv], 201, [ads 1], ix, [ads 1] pp. 16 full-page steel engravings (some signed by J. Rogers, or [John] Rogers & [Thomas] Phillibrown, electrotypes; Vol. II staining through p. 24 and pp. 100-259, worming near the top gutter pp. [i-iv], both vols. with scattered foxing throughout (especially at pastedowns and free end-papers), offsetting from plates, not affecting legibility. Early quarter gilt-stamped black calf over marbled paper-backed boards (Vol. II), quarter gilt-stamped black calf over decorative floral blind-stamped green cloth (Vol. IV); extremities worn, Vol. IV spine head cracked. Vol. II rubber stamp of Truman C. Lord. Extract from Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Vol. 64, No. 379, December 1881, pp. 83-96, including "The Grave of William Penn" by Alfred T. Story and "Autumn Sketches in the Pennsylvania Highlands" by Howard Pyle (p. 83 with closed tear) laid-in. Fair. The remarkable illustrations include 16 full-page engravings, such as: a mother telling a story to her toddler (in her lap, at bedtime) "The Little Pig Went to Market," "The American Eagle" [dedicated to the Mount Vernon Assoc.], "Cleopatra Applying the Asp" [the last two signed by Rogers] with her hand bringing the snake to her naked breast, flowers on the table, etc. Bookseller Inventory # G01190

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Title: The Cosmopolitan Art Journal: A Record of ...

Publisher: Cosmopolitan Art Association, 1858-1860., New York:

Publication Date: 1858

Binding: Soft cover

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