Quarto. xviii, 122pp. + CIff. With a Preface by Max Beerbohm and 11 Collotype Plates. First edition, limited to 520 copies. Light wear and rubbing to extremities of black cloth boards. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Portrait Drawings by William Rothenstein ...
Publisher: Chapman & Hall
Publication Date: 1926
Illustrator: Rothenstein, William
Book Description New York, The Viking Press, 1927. Hardcover. Covers slightly rubbed; extremities worn; endpapers slightly browned; bookplate inside front cover, leaving a ghost on facing page; pages lightly toned; otherwise very good condition. . 121p. plus 101 plates. Illus. Thick quarto. Seller Inventory # 27691
Book Description The Viking Press, New York, 1927. Black Cloth. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: No DJ as Issued. First American Edition. With a preface by Max Beerbohm. Black cloth with gilt lettering. Limited Edition, 310 of 520, 500 of which were for sale. 101 collotype plates, including Eric Gill, T. J. Cobden Sanderson, Gordon Craig, William Butler Yeats, Auguste Rodin, and Bernard Shaw. Tall thick 4to. Good to Good Minus. A little edgewear to boards and shelfwear to spine, covers are in good condition. Some minor foxing to front endpapers, text then is clean to around the middle of the pages where there is dampstaining constrained to the edges of pages and dampstain separation to lower corner of back board. Previous owner bookplate on front pastedown and penciled inscription on first loose endpaper. The binding remains very tight. Sir William Rothenstein (1872 - 1945) was an English painter, printmaker, draughtsman, lecturer, and writer on art. Emerging during the early 1890s, Rothenstein continued to make art until his death. Though he covered many subjects -- ranging from landscapes in France to representations of Jewish synagogues in London -- he is perhaps best known for his work as a war artist in both world wars, his portraits, and his popular memoirs, written in the 1930s. More than two hundred of Rothenstein's portraits of famous people can be found in the National Portrait Gallery collection. The Tate Gallery also holds a large collection of his paintings, prints and drawings. Rothenstein served as Principal at the Royal College of Art from 1920 to 1935. Sir John Knewstub Maurice Rothenstein (1901 - 1992) was an arts administrator and art historian, and the son of William. Michael Rothenstein (1908 - 1993), son of William and brother of John, was also a noted printmaker, painter, and arts teacher. The family was connected to the Bloomsbury Set. Size: Tall 4to. Hard Cover. Seller Inventory # 000711