Blue library buckram. Photogravures, mezzotints, and etchings on tissue, tipped in at corners. These plates are accompanied by facing text with half-tone copperplate illustrations. Vol 1: intro plus 50 plates and 50 pages. Vol 2: 49 of 50 plates and 50 pages. Oversize. Reproductions of works exhibited at The World's Columbian Exposition (The 1893 Chicago World's Fair). Plenty of American, English, French and German works, with additional works from Russia and other European countries. Good+ (Ex-library with expected marks. Some plates are no longer attached. All plate pages are stamped with a library ink stamp, not affecting the image. Boards are somewhat brittle, resulting in some small chips and tears. Minor wear to cover. Vol 1: "A Caravan" and "Leila" are loose and creased. Vol 2: the first five pages including title page and the final page have closed tears which were taped. "The Song" is missing. "The Star Fish" loose and creased. ). Bookseller Inventory #
Title: World's Masterpieces of Modern Painting ...
Publisher: William Finley & Co
Publication Date: 1893
Edition: Special Japan Edition, Limited.
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