Title: The History Of Portrait Miniatures
Publisher: George Bell & Sons, London
Publication Date: 1904
Edition: First edition.
214 & 211 pages. Folio, 39 x 30 cm. 104 plates with lettered tissue guards, most plates with multiple images. Index of Artists Whose Works are Illustrated. Limited edition, one of 520 copies printed at the Chiswick Press. ARNTZEN/RAINWATER M27. "A standard work on portrait miniatures. Covers the period 1531-1860." Compiles a comprehensive account of the art of miniature portrait painting as exhibited in the great collections of England and the Continent with narrative history of the chief exponents of the art. Interior contents -- text and plates -- clean and bright, modest extremity rubbing, backstrips chipped head and foot, covers and spines elaborately decorated and lettered in gilt. Orig. decorated green cloth. Teg. Very good. 2 vols. Bookseller Inventory # 18280
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